We are excited to announce our participation in Urban Design Forum’s exhibition “Gallery of Urban Ideas: City Life After Coronavirus”!
UDF called upon various Fellows and interdisciplinary civic leaders, to provide suggestions/strategies/proposals to rethink the way our city operates in the midst of this pandemic, with the goal of inspiring New York City to “work towards a safe, equitable and dynamic recovery.” Our proposal focused on the “hyperlocal”, suggesting ways of improving the quality life of residents on the scale of the neighborhood and even the block.
We tapped into the idea of the “community hub”, which is a large part of our practice, to act as a catalyst for engagement. We considered this the common thread within the network of neighborhoods, and developed the concept to REshape, REconnect, and REimagine the “local”.
Take a look at our proposal and the other fantastic proposals in Urban Design Forum’s Gallery of Ideas!
At Andrea Steele Architecture, we are committed to learning more about the communities we serve and are dedicating resources to apply this learning to current and future projects. Repercussions of the ongoing pandemic have been diverse, immediate and far reaching.
As a studio we are investigating its impact on our sense of purpose, place, and community. Please join us in investigating these topics by filling out our COVID-19 Community Survey.
Please be safe and take care of each other.
Our Studio welcomed Free Arts students, for an interactive workshop, where we presented past and future projects and engaged with them on a series of activities. We asked high schoolers to imagine vegetables/fruits as habitable spaces and explore modes of representation (section & plan).
ASA hosted a workshop at Cooper Hewitt ” Constructing a New Geography and the Future of Public Space”, where we presented past and future projects and engaged with the public on a series of urban analysis and interventions, then hosted a discussion of group discoveries.