This interdisciplinary group project applied the Gehl Methodology to the design of a community centered, affordable housing proposal for downtown Seattle. The four student group consisted of two landscape architects, one urban planner and one architect. The courtyard was designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities. Accessible terrain, garden and play elements are paired with rich natural textures to create a space that is educational and engaging to both young and old. A section cut through the entire site, highlights the mixed-use nature of the proposed design, with an emphasis on stormwater management and potential community partnerships. Diagrammatic vignettes illustrate the lively courtyard designed to encourage activity, growth and community interactions. Accessible garden space with integrated watering systems were key features of the courtyard’s design.
The concept and broader site design was a group effort, my role was to design the shared central community courtyard.
All graphics displayed above are my own.