Professor: Tom Barrie
Type: Urban Design/Planning, Mixed-Use Residential Building
The Person Street District in the outskirts of Raleigh's rapidly growing Downtown district has served as a major arterial road for the residents of the area. A landmark Krispy Kreme store anchors the site on the southern end of Person Street with a series of undefined and inconsistent commercial/retail forming the boundaries of this precinct.
The studio sees the potential in this area as a major urban connector and urban village - the first stage was to create a comprehensive urban plan in groups which culminated in the individual design of a mixed-use residential building on a prominent vacant site within the precinct.
My proposal is the establishment of a new student housing project for neighbouring Peace University (formerly Peace College), in light of it's recent decision to admit male undergraduate students.
The building forms a new anchor point for the precinct and houses approximately 100 of the new male students in a mix of private single rooms and two-bedroom self-contained apartments. It's form is developed organically from the neighbouring proposed urban farm and the proposed promenade along Person Street, and also features large roof gardens as a common space for socialising and gathering for the building's occupants while providing views of downtown Raleigh's skyline.
Status: School Project
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina