ARC 605-1

ARC 605-1– Mixed Use

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Course No.: 10192

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2018 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 420B

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday

Meeting Time: 1:00PM - 6:50PM

Faculty: Steinfeld

Faculty: Steinfeld

This studio will explore the idea of mixing different uses in one building to produce a living, working and leisure environment that supports mind-body balance. Principles of inclusive design will be applied to demonstrate how synergistic space for residences, creative production, and wellness can create an interesting architecture and enliven a university campus. The site will be the North Campus, between Lee Road and Lake La Salle. The project will include research and analysis, visioning exercises, site planning and building design. UB’s Capital Planning Group and other university units will participate in the project. The goal will be to develop a vision for the currently vacant land use that can be funded through a private-public partnership.


Students will work in teams and individually to produce:


  1. Research on precedents, including at least one three-day field trip out of town
  2. Interview and survey research with university staff, local developers and students
  3. A compelling vision and branding plan
  4. A site plan for the complex that is compatible with UB’s Master Plan
  5. Proposals for innovative programs and services including student living choices, a food hub, fitness and health facilities, and a student incubator for creative entrepreneurism