ARC 606-4- Arch Design Studio 6
Course No.: 18556
Semester: 2014 Spring
Location: Crosby – TBD
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday
Meeting Time: 1:30PM - 7:20PM
The coastline of the Great Lakes is longer than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined. In addition to its length, this coast also serves as the mediator between the post-industrial heart of America and the largest surficial fresh water source in the world. Throughout the region, this interface is challenged by conditions such as industrialization, re-urbanization, habitat destruction, erosion and so on. In particular, the renewed interest in waterfront development near the urban core of many post-industrial cities is posing new challenges and forcing new compromises. This studio will investigate the range of edge conditions present within the Great Lakes Basin and hypothesize the role design and planning have in integrating the disputed agendas of Ecology, Development and the Social Good.