Can a heavily auto dependent, isolated entity grow to become a thriving community? Can parking lots become quads or empty fields transform to booming gardens? The answer is yes.
The challenge of this project was to create an integrated community while acknowledging the specific demographic of a community college. Tucked into the rolling Oregon hills, this campus held incredible capacity to expand consciously and embrace the natural surround. Mixed used buildings, family housing, cafes and bars would all play into this new scheme and thus reduce the burden of travel and its costs to the average college commuter. Harboring the ability to shift the definition of a community college, this project would take all of the needs of the users into account and become a neighborhood of academia and community.
Above: Regulating plans for the development of the “front yard” (sporting complex) and the new mixed use community across 30th Avenue.