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This project sought to create an idea for revitalizing alleyways in Washington, DC. Focusing on an alleyway running through DC’s Shaw neighborhoo… Read More
This project sought to create an idea for revitalizing alleyways in Washington, DC. Focusing on an alleyway running through DC’s Shaw neighborhood, my project proposed an arts walk, a corridor of affordable housing and studio space for artists. I wanted to create activity in the alley through transparency between the alley and the ground-floor studio spaces, and connectivity between the alley and 14th Street’s established arts-related businesses and institutions. This plan sought to tie together the corridor with a unique paving material, and create a plan for a typical city block as well as a plan for a prototypical affordable housing/studio unit. Read Less
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This project sought to create an idea for revitalizing alleyways in Washington, DC. Focusing on an alleyway running through DC’s Shaw neighborhood, my project proposed an arts walk, a corridor of affordable housing and studio space for artists. I wanted to create activity in the alley through transparency between the alley and the ground-floor studio spaces, and connectivity between the alley and 14th Street’s established arts-related businesses and institutions. This plan sought to tie together the corridor with a unique paving material, and  create a plan for a typical city block as well as a plan for a prototypical affordable housing/studio unit.   —Arch 401, Fall 2008  Crit: Bill Jelen