Rooted in research, this mixed-use urban infill proposal finds inspiration and innovation in the rich textile history and high tech textile future of this southern city. A dense mixed use program of ground level retail, a boutique hotel, multifamily housing, a major university building and a parking structure are woven into an already spirited main street. The heart of the project is an urban plaza which stitches the project into the vitality of main street and provides a flexible space for markets, performances, festivals, people watching and everyday pause. The pattern, scale, detail, texture, luminosity, dynamism and beauty of finely crafted textiles are also attributes of this vibrant urban space; this plaza and surrounding development promise to strengthen the economic and civic health of this great city.
Location: Greenville, SC, US
My Role: Project Designer