Finding a place to buy or grow fresh, healthy food can be difficult, especially in dense urban settings. This project seeks to create a community center in the Park View neighborhood of northern D.C. built on the concept of urban farming, healthy living, and sustainability. The site plan includes a series of terraced garden plots, central plaza, playground, and multi-use court. The building is urbanistically and contextually placed to optimize solar exposure and create a continuous street wall along the commercial corridor of Georgia Avenue. It uses natural building materials, glazing, and vegetation to create connections between indoor and outdoor spaces. The Bruce Monroe Community Center is a place where community members can live, grow, and play while learning about healthy lifestyles and sustainability.
Status: School Project
Location: Washington, DC, US
My Role: Team Member
Additional Credits: Aren Knudsen