St. Louis Action Research Project
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Part One||Part Two||Part Three||Part Four|
Research - 1
Research - 2
Site Analysis and Massing
|Site Context||ESL presentation||Questions for residents|
|Links||EGRETS||Old map archive|
|movies by Jassen||Site A video||Site A environs||Site B video|
Since 1990 ESLARP has completed several master planning studies in partnership with neighborhood action groups in East St. Louis. This semester we focus on the Alta Sita neighborhood and on siting and green space development issues associated with housing plans at scales ranging from neighborhood-wide strategic plans to green space design associated with particular housing layouts.
Our goal is to communicate creative, feasible and responsible solutions to the constraints of existing site and neighborhood conditions, in order to achieve the best quality of life for future residents.
All studio work will be conducted in interdisciplinary
groups of Architecture and Landscape Architecture students. You may
not choose your projects within the studio at this time - that will be
done after some preliminary exercises and at the discretion of the instructors.
Class meets 1:30-5:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - Room 325/319 Temple Buell Hall.
Note: The new start time is to accommodate a change in Architecture's class schedule.
LA338-Spring '99 focused on the siting and green space development issues associated with housing plans at scales ranging from city-wide strategic plans to green space design associated with particular housing layouts. Our proposal this semester is to focus on the Alta Sita neighborhood and on housing scale proposals to illustrate the various options available to citizens both in making appropriate responses to the constraints of existing site and neighborhood conditions, and in achieving satisfying and enhanced quality of life for future residents. We will focus on sustainability as a design guide and generator. LA341 has this semester used CITYGreen, an extension of ArcView, to make comprehensive analyses of environmental beenfits of green development (/la/LA341-F99/notes/p11cgex.htm). This class will build on that preliminary work. All work will be produced and presented electronically via a class web-page.
This will be a small team of probably only four total, with an RA assigned as project liaison. Work will invlove traditional as well as new media such as extensive Photoshop use. We anticipate developing a web-page and illustrated brochure as part of this project.
Refer to the departmental guidelines on the outline page for detailed explanations but we regard good work as "B" work. "A" is reserved for truly outstanding work, "C" is adequate and "D" is below our expectations for you.