This exercise is an exploration of the complex relationship between urban planning, architectural design, and mobility transportation systems. This course will delve into how context and character shape the design of cities, neighborhoods and the buildings that influence their inhabitants’ lives. Students will explore how to integrate transportation infrastructure harmoniously with the urban landscape, considering factors such as accessibility, efficiency, aesthetics, and sustainability and how historical and contemporary urban design movements, policy frameworks, and emerging technologies shape the future of urbanism and transportation.
The premise of this exercise is to generate a concept for the University of Miami whereby it can begin to address those needs through fusing technology with business and creative thinking in a combined environment that is both academic and commercial. It will bring together like-minded faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students on the campus to generate an environment that will produce visionary ideas. The mixed private and academic orientation will also provide a place on campus for the services and amenities required for daily life to reside on the campus itself. This site is chosen because it is underutilized, is next to transit and provides a logical and identifiable edge of the campus for it to become the seam between the community/commercial needs and the academic needs. The program for the sake of the master plan is divided into three main parts that are all a mix of commercial/community interest and academic interest. The work shown below will focus on commercially driven technological innovation.
Programs: AutoCAD, Rhino 7, Revit, Adobe Illustrator, Lumion
Professors: Bernard Zyscovich, Suria Yaffar, Darys Avila
Year: Fall 2023
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