A critical response to the erosion of public space in contemporary cities. Discrete zoning, spatial commoditization and the devaluing of the social function of the in- between urban milieu have... More > created cities that lack the spontaneity and social cohesion that was so critical in historical cities. The in-between can again become meaningful and serve to allow for latent urban potentials to become manifest in the city. An investigation into contemporary urban fabrics and a proposal for a new formal arrangement to allow for a renewed urban vitality in post- suburban Garden Grove, CA (part of the larger Los Angeles metro region) as a paradigm to be utilized throughout the region at various underutilized sites as new centers of density, urban vitality and social intensity.
Completed as part of Bachelors of Architecture Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Doug Jackson's 5th Year Studio< Less