John Grinstead

John Grinstead

New York, NY, US


Mixed Use Development - Architecture + Time : Creation in the Created

Fifth-year Thesis: Adaptive reuse, seismic retrofit, mixed-use development

Over a nine-month period, I delved into the linearity of architectural thought and beauty: intently focused on modernism and how it fits into classical thought and architecture, the city, its context and its unfolding history of beauty and belonging. 

I translated this study by focusing on bringing daylight to the San Luis Obispo creek which was built over. In doing so, the intention was to expand upon other successful mixed-use developments and harmonize the city’s pedestrian fabric by moving parking and cars away from the city core. 

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA, US