”..many times communities are afraid of a modern building invading their neighborhood, but this is generally because their neagative experience with many buildings are based more on poorly designed architecture rather than style of architecture. It is hard to feasibly recreate the level of detail and craftmanship in many historic styles. However, you can respect the pattern of the street and neighborhood, using the datum heights established by historic bases, cornices and parapets, bay spacings and setbacks to create modern architecture that is sympathetic to the fabric of the neighborhood..”
-David Sargent, WER Architects
This evening was great! We hosted a community roundtable discussion with Fay Jones School of Architecture students and members of the neighborhood. There was a lot of great discussion about the neighborhood and where it wants to go. Russell Rudzinski’s studio will be studying the area of South Main between 12th and 17th street. Ultimately, the students will develop urban plans for the area and also design a Writers’ Retreat! We simple can not wait to see what the students produce this semester, hope you can join us when they come back later this spring to present their solutions!