Re-Greening the Living City: Ecological Corridors as Catalysts for Urban Revitalization

APA National Capital Area Chapter

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. EDT

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Overview

In this session, Lee Quill, FAIA will discuss Cunningham | Quill’s Strategic Investment Area (SIA) Plan for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, which has been awarded four AIA awards. The plan illustrates a unique opportunity in urban resiliency to transform a forgotten former industrial area, featuring primarily low income and public housing, into a vibrant, new, mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood, as well as urban greenway park.

Building upon the existing site topography and hydrology conditions, the plan demonstrates how the creation of an ecological corridor can be a crucial organizing cultural and neighborhood connecting element and serve as a catalyst for urban revitalization. 

Speakers

Lee Quill

Invited Speaker

Lee Quill FAIA, CNU is an architect, urban designer and founding principal of Cunningham | Quill Architects in Washington, D.C. He has over thirty years of experience in urban design, master planning, institutional, mixed-use infill, residential, and commercial/corporate architecture. A recognized leader in design and community engagement, Lee has ... Read More

Contact Info

Katie Spencer, KSpencer@aiadc.com