Person Street Project Exhibition Opens Dec. 2
By TOM BARRIE, Professor of Architecture
The Person Street Project Exhibition will present proposals for the future growth and development of the Person Street District highlighted in a recent News & Observer article. It will feature urban design proposals that build upon previous studies to visualize the district as a diverse, vibrant and pedestrian-friendly urban village that serves as a neighborhood hub and downtown Raleigh destination. Included will be an economic development market study and architectural designs for mixed-use and housing projects on the two Franklin Street sites, (which incorporate the future Raleigh City Farm). NC State faculty, project partners, and students will be there to present the project and answer questions.
About the Project
The Person Street Project is a research and design project conducted by faculty and senior students from the School of Architecture at the College of Design at NC State University during the fall semester of 2011. The semester-long project focuses on the Person Street commercial area near downtown Raleigh and adjacent to the Oakwood and Mordecai residential and historic districts. The studio incorporated contemporary urban design issues with a particular emphasis on mixed-use, pedestrian-scaled urban villages. The project includes research on contemporary urbanism, mixed-use development, and existing city studies and development plans for the project area; the urban and streetscape design for the Person Street neighborhood; and the design of a mixed-use, housing project for the development sites at the north end of Person Street. The project was conducted at the College of Design’s Downtown Design Studio, including a number of presentations to the project’s community partners, and concludes with a public exhibition.
Date: Friday, December 2, 2011
Times: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Private view and reception for business owners, city staff, Mortecai and Oakwood community organizations, and other stakeholders)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (First Friday opening Reception)
Location: 616 Person Street (next to Pie Bird) Free and open to the public.
- Thomas Barrie, AIA, Professor of Architecture (email@example.com)
- The Person Street Partnership | Phillip Bernard
- The Raleigh Urban Design Center | Trisha Hasch
- Friends of Mordecai
- Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood
- Custom Trophy and Engraving
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