After more than a semester of research, site visits, studio design work, and critiques; a conceptual site plan has been developed for the Easton Point Park. The summary of this project's process, including the five student designs, are being compiled and edited into a project booklet. Once the booklet is published, it will be distributed and presented to Easton Town Council members and community partners for feedback. The next step will be translating the conceptual plan into a phased implementation plan. Please check back over the next few weeks for a link to preview the project booklet once it is complete.
On Tuesday, April 10, a final conceptual site plan for Friendship Park was presented to the East New Market Town Council. The summary of this project and the students' design work is being compiled and edited into a project booklet. Once the booklet is published, it will then be distributed and presented throughout the community for feedback. The next step will be taking this conceptual plan and moving into the first phase of implementation. The image here is the conceptual plan drawing presented to the town council members earlier this month. Please check back over the next few weeks for a link to preview the project booklet once it is complete.
St. Michaels Pedestrian Network
After a series of site visits and small community meetings, two classes from Temple University's School of Art have been studying the small waterside town of St. Michaels. A landscape architecture seminar class has been specifically focusing on the pedestrian experience within this cultural landscape. They are exploring water access both physically and visually, the natural ecology of the land and water, as well as the community culture and historic character. A separate architecture studio class has been studying the built vernacular of this historic waterside town to influence the site planning process, as well as recommendations for architectural designs of a proposed community fitness center. Coming soon, the students from both classes will present their analyses and design ideas at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library. All community members are invited to attend and provide feedback for the students' work.
Marydel place work[s]hop
On Saturday, April 14, neighbors and friends in the town of Marydel gathered together for a day of community creativity. Leading up to this summer's second place work[s]hop, this mini workshop was a way for the community members to express thoughts about their town through art. The participants first took a walking tour through and around their town to gather observations. Then, the group gathered back at the community hall where they painted and drew answers to five questions:
1) What do you love about your town?
2) What do you want to see changed in your town?
3) What makes a neighborhood vibrant?
4) What are some of your hopes and dreams for your community?
5) What does the word "community" mean to you?
From this artwork, graduate design students and professionals will use the art for the place work[s]hop study. An art show and community discussion will be held early next month.