John Hsu

John Hsu

Elmhurst, NY, US


Allegheny Riverfront Project

Like many other studio projects in past years, the Urban Design Studio began with a rigorous analysis of the site. However, the site analysis of this studio was created and developed in a very different method than what we were used to. We began with the usual approach with some new elements, site features, photos, elevations, socio-economic factors, mappings, surrounding program, etc. However, several weeks into our analysis we were to develop a gallery exhibit to be located within our site of downtown Pittsburgh. For the first time, we were able to have a relationship and constant exchange with the people that inhabited, and visited our site. We took full advantage of this opportunity with interesting methods of data collection to engage, inform, and learn from the community that we would be designing for.

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Status: School Project