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UACDC Architecture Students Re-Envision South Main Street
May 11, 2012 | 2nd Friday Art Night | 5pm-9pm | 1423 S. Main St Suite C
As a precursor for a larger redevelopment plan under preparation, by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, for the historic 60-block Pettaway Neighborhood in downtown Little Rock, this exhibit will focus on student designs of a revitalization plan for the South Main Street district.
Since its 19th century evolution into an iconic locale anchoring cities large and small, “Main Street became to America what the piazza was to Italy”, observes historian Richard Longstreth. Main Street became a major force of centralization in our emerging national landscape and, absent a town square or green, functioned as the definitive heart of American civic and commercial life by the beginning of the 20th century.
While no Main Street is exactly alike, this corridor type developed a categorical urban form, that exhibits distinct morphological and typological patterns which shared sociological patterns that supported a distributed American experience.
Come join us at studioMAIN and celebrate these student’s incredible work this semester, and also view the winning entries from the Wine & Design Fashion Show put on by our local members of ASID. It is going to be a great night at studioMAIN!!
Whoops, time really got away from us with everything we have going on. Expect a flurry of posts this week while we get everything caught up!
So as we promised last time, here are the student home designs for the Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood:
The students developed 6 different house types, ranging from the two-story Two-Faced and Extended Porch types, to the three-story Tower houses.