As hundreds of toxic sites await cleanup, questions over Superfund program’s future | PBS NewsHour

In Brooklyn, Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s Executive Director Andrea Parker said the promise of a cleaner canal has already fueled considerable development in the surrounding neighborhood, even as the amount of affordable housing in the area decreases and some residents worry about displacement. But other locals remain optimistic that the project will be completed despite the threat of cuts to the Superfund program. Source: As hundreds of toxic sites await cleanup, questions over Superfund program’s future | PBS NewsHour Advertisements


RESPONSE TO CHARTER PRINCIPLES      The building stock is retained for present uses or for adaptive re-uses (Charter Principles 4, 5, 27).  New buildings are shaped with shallow floor plates for passive heating, cooling, and ventilating; these are also modeled to accommodate flexibly a variety of uses and do so over time: groceries, doctors offices, retail (CP 12, 26).  The blocks are small with a fine-grain to maximize the choices for pedestrians (CP 12).      Second, the proposed intervention reverses the urban morphology with the canal as the backside to the canal as the neighborhood’s public space as…

Faculty and Alumnus Honored with ICAA Acanthus Awards // News // School of Architecture // University of Notre Dame

The Acanthus Awards … honor exemplary student work in classical or traditional design from current students and recent graduates.  School of Architecture alumnus Christopher C. Miller, M. Arch ‘14, received recognition for his thesis project, Market Bridge for Bath:  Fitting Type to Local Character—Professor Richard Economakis was the thesis advisor.  Miller developed a plan for a mixed use neighborhood development in the area surrounding River Avon in the historic city of Bath in England. Source: Faculty and Alumnus Honored with ICAA Acanthus Awards // News // School of Architecture // University of Notre Dame See A Market for Bath:  Fitting Type to…

Congress for the New Urbanism Illinois Academic Charter Award 2016 for Gowanus: from Resilience to Sustainability

    Judson’s graduate urbanism studio has received the 2016 academic CNU-IL Charter Award!  This makes three years in a row!  Graduate student team: Justin Banda, Kay Havlicek, Tyler Hopwood, Marvin Reyes, Tyler Wade, and Andrew Witek.

Brian Mork wins Acanthus Award

Brian Mork, M.Arch.’11, Notre Dame Univ. M.A.D.U.’13, has recognized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art- Chicago Midwest Chapter for a student project Acanthus Award.

Older, Smaller, Better – Preservation Leadership Forum

All across America, blocks of older, smaller buildings are quietly contributing to robust local economies and distinctive livable communities. This groundbreaking study demonstrates the unique and valuable role that older, smaller buildings play in the development of sustainable cities. Building on statistical analysis of the built fabric of three major American cities, the research demonstrates that established neighborhoods with a mix of older, smaller buildings perform better than districts with larger, newer structures when tested against a range of economic, social, and environmental outcome measures. via Older, Smaller, Better – Preservation Leadership Forum.

Lafayette Plays Host to Notre Dame Urban Designers // News // School of Architecture // University of Notre Dame

A series of brain-storming sessions staged throughout last week by a visiting group of architecture grad students from the University of Notre Dame considered various development scenarios for three sites stretching from the historic Holy Rosary Institute on Lafayette’s north side to the downtown area to the new Our Lady of Lourdes campus on the city’s south side. The group of Louisiana first-timers arrived Monday and included seven grad students led by Jennifer Griffin and John Griffin, husband/wife and both professors with Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. The trip south, says Jennifer Griffin, who spoke with ABiz during the group’s…

Renovation on the Square in Monroe – Aaron Holverson

The Transect LLC website blog: Nearly one year after the first walk-through and initial sketches the complete renovation of 1005 16th Avenue in Monroe, Wisconsin is complete.  The first unit was occupied on October 1st, 2012 and the last was occupied on January 1st, 2013.  Much was learned, and we’re eagerly anticipating the start of our next projects.  Stay tuned… via Blog — Transect, LLC. Congratulations, Aaron and Transectl LLC!

A Winter Intensive in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism | Hilary S. Jackson

Winter Intensive 2013_Washington DCA brief summary of Judson University’s Traditional Architecture and Urbanism studio’s trip to Washington, D.C. via A Winter Intensive in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism | Hilary S. Jackson.