The School of Architecture’s Master of Urban Design studio has joined urban design students from Georgia Institute of Technology and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University (Shanghai, China) for a joint urban design studio project. The studio is led by Assistant Professor Ming-Chun Lee.
The project began on February 5 with three days of field surveys/site analyses in Savannah, Georgia, using analytical essays about the 18th-century plan for the city by James Edward Oglethorpe.
The students then traveled to Atlanta, where, over the course of a week, they are developing proposals for three sites in Atlanta – Centennial Place, Renaissance Park, and the Atlanta Civic Center. These research-based proposals draw upon both the analyses of Savannah and the histories and site situations of the areas in Atlanta (neighborhoods formerly known as Tanyard Bottom and Buttermilk Bottom), to examine how to create better cities, or parts of cities, for everyone.
The students will convene in Charlotte for a final charrette review on Friday, February 17, at 2:00 in Storrs Hall.