When Does Good Design Become the Enemy of Great Design?
Friday, October 19, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT
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You’ve received a development proposal for a prominent vacant site – and its design does not quite fulfill your expectations. How do you prioritize design standards for the project? When do you say no to it?
This session will use a case study method to work through the design review process for a series of real-world projects, with attendees working at their tables to establish their key design priorities and weigh tradeoffs faced by boards and commissions. Finally, the session will recap the outcome of each case, and how the lessons learned might apply to comparable contexts.
Project examples will be sourced from real-world examples in Providence, RI and Allentown, PA. Examples from Providence will include proposed developments that pose issues of height, density, and compatibility with historic buildings. Examples from Allentown will include projects funded as part of a special taxing district, the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, to spur downtown revitalization. A dozen projects of varying scales and uses, including two public space projects, have completed NIZ design review and approvals.
Robert Azar, email@example.com