Dorcas Corchado

Dorcas Corchado

San Juan, PR, US


REFORMS TO PUNTA LAS MARIAS WARD SIDEWALKS, Improvements to urban sidewalks

86,000 SF | $5,000,000.00


This project addreses the improvements to the urban sidewalks on the western entrance to San Juan, from Carolina, along route PR#37. The existing conditions require that the total environment of this space be considered and that a new coherent image for this sector be developed. 

The essence of the two existing different scales and conditions, one commercial and the other residential, is recognized in the design, and used as a guide for the design of the urban reforestation effort and lighting selection.  New street markings indicating the common travel or sharing of the street by cars and cyclists, to help increase traffic awareness.

To mark the entrance to San Juan, a small plaza is developed, where an urban monument is provided. Rock gabions create seating benches and bicycle parking areas provided in both ends of the islet. Two raised pedestrian crossings (at sidewalk level) make the statement for the vehicles passing along.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Punta Las Marias, PR, US
My Role: Collaborated with principal architect with as-builts, site and existing conditions analysis, schematic and preliminary design phases of architectural design, including meetings with clients and project consultants. In charge of 3D models and renders of th
Additional Credits: ESCALA • Corchado + Architects