November 11, 2010 Edit
A multidisciplinary team made up of students from the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning won two 2010 merit awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects â€“ Oregon chapter. Both projects addressed two 300+ acre sites. The first is a concept vision plan for the future development of Lane Community College. The second is a new town plan for a section of Damascus, Oregon. Both projects used a participatory planning process throughout the design effort.
The first project focused on developing a new vision and concept plans for Lane Community College. With decreasing state and private funding, LCC is looking for ways to fund operations and is considering adjusting its land use model to better support ecological, fiscal, and social sustainability. The second project focused on Damascus, Oregon. Damascus is the first new city in Oregon in over 22 years. The student design team worked with the Damascus City Council, property owners, and city staff to develop a mixed-use plan for a site known as Foster Meadows. The students also prepared a form-based code for the site and prototype building typologies.
The awarded work was the product of a Fall 2009/Winter 2010 terminal architecture studio taught by Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, AIA, AICP. Barry Gordon, who received a dual masters degree in landscape architecture and community and regional planning (spring 2010) was the studioâ€™s Graduate Teaching Fellow and also based his thesis on the LCC project. Architecture students who developed the final ASLA submission and participated in the studio were Amanda Rae, Dustin Capri, Mark Holsman, Matt Dreska, and Ian Hoffman. Architecture students who participated in the studio were Stephanie Nelson, Sean Landry, Rochelle Sanchez, Patrick Madulid, Allyson Harris, Nicholas Tsontakis, Tim Kuzma, Colin Dean, Susan Spence, Emily Clancy, Harlan Justice, Mike Wilson, and Nicole Gay. Phil Nachbar participated in the fall section of the studio as a landscape architecture student.
From the UO Department of Architecture:
Thursday, November 11, 2010