Planning and Design for Neighborhood Quality
|Project Definition and Master Planning
Two weeks, 10% of final grade
Feb 22-Feb 26
|Weds Feb 24: Part
Project Definition - Delphi
||Thurs Feb 25: ArcView
and the Neighborhood Condition Survey:
319 Buell Hall, 1:00pm.
Abhijeet Chavan, 244-6076
Deanna Koenigs, 333-2939
|Thurs Mar 4 and Fri Mar 5: Project
Two weeks, 10% of final
Project Definition and Master
Project Definition and Master Planning --
Work as Teams
... you are encouraged to change team composition at this stage as long
as the emerging teams have equal numbers of Architecture and Landscape
Two weeks, 10% of final grade.
invite students to reform teams
there should be ten teams
each should include (approximately) two landscape
architects and two architects
teams will likely be comprised with a hybrid
teams should brain-storm to determine which
issues they think are most important (based on literature search, and based
on this weekend's resident interviews) and to determine a project definition.
ASSIGNMENT 3a: Project Definition statement
The proposal to be distributed in class will
be a model or starting point for your project definition. The goal
is to define what you are intending to do and how you intend to achieve
To help you develop this statement, answer
the following questions:
What is the extent of your project?
Provide maps and diagrams from ArcView or the EGRETS database to show the
boundaries of the area of study.
What are the community issues your project
What are the key resource issues you think
will need to be considered in your analysis?
What sources of information, technical tools,
and access to resources will you require?
This project statement will become
part of the semester project but you will be free to change the details
later as you find new opportunities or have to abandon some of your initial
- These ideas will presented for internal (UIUC) review March 4 and 5 as
part of our regular mid-semester reviews.
- Selected projects will be presented at the Alta Sita Neighborhood meeting
on the evening of March 9. Input from that meeting will be a major determining
factor in choosing projects for development for the remainder of the semester.
We have identified a number of candidate
project types but your group is invited to refine, amend or substitute
other proposals through discussion with the instructors.
- ranch style vs. contextural/vernacular
- identify boundaries, develop guidelines
(active) - design solutions for visual/environmental amelioration
- sheltered housing for elderly, single mothers, job skills development
(abandoned) - design solutions for re-use
Mt Zion special
district - planning for growth and maturity of church precinct
problems - master planning solutions for transportation, flood
- development plans in collaboration with Alta Sita neighbors
- alternative and temporary site uses
EZ area agenda
- master planning for EZ implementation
shopping (26th & Bond) - design and guidelines for node
Low income housing
projects - design improvements at existing locations
New low income
housing - design of new locations
Open space planning
- integrated plan for the use of currently abandoned land
- identify development opportunities incorporating job training
ASSIGNMENT 3b: Master Planning
Develop illustrative schematic designs reflecting
the community design issues you studied. Design sketches should include
plans, sections, elevations and perspectives, as appropriate. Use
8.5 x 11inch sheets, scanned into computer files and colorized using paint
program software - with the intention to enlarge them to 11x17 format for
display (two 11x17 sheets an 18x 24 display do make). We expect the equivalent
of about twelve sheets of illustrations per group.
You will present to the March 4 and 5 reviews
using the projector in 325 and may use more than the minimum material
Selected material will be displayed at the
neighborhood meeting on March 9th -- so a selection of your work must be
prepared ready for mounting and display on 18x24 inch panels as before.
than three panels per group.
plan - at scale to show entire project context but fit on web
page to print at 8.5x11 inch landscape format. Use graphic scales
for flexibility in reproduction
sketches - at 1/4"=1 foot scale equivalent and/or perspective
sketches to illustrate the experience of being there
- minimum 500 words of to describe the major issues your scheme will
address, and the major attributes of your proposal
from EGRETS/NCS - to support your assertions in the description
web - all work must be published to web as before. All
board displays must be reproducible direct from web with the use of a photocopier
all projects should be comprehensive plans
of either the entire neighborhood (e.g., for infrastructure, EZ, open space)
or of selected areas (e.g., VP historic district, Mt Zion utopian community,
Alta Sita neighborhood core)
comp plans should be holistic as to building
types, open space issues, etc.
later in the semester buildings, parks, etc
may become the design project focus
the most convincing presentations, and the
best of class determined by us and reviewers will go to Alta Sita
ASNI will react to projects to give you direction
for the rest of the semester
teams may change their concepts to approach
the neighborhood goals more closely if necessary (teams will continue as
constituted for the remainder of the semester)
again at the end of the semester the best
are selected for exhibition and travel to AS
we go out in a bang!