URP 581-001

URP 581-001– Planning Practicum

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Course Details

Course No.: 19439

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2018 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 402

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday - Thursday

Meeting Time: 1:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Faculty: Hata

Faculty: Hata

Would you like to experience a dynamic learning environment that simulates interdisciplinary cutting edge practices where architects, planners, and developers work closely to produce outstanding projects that are financially feasible and transformative? Would you like to develop a large-scale project with your “real” studio client? You could do that right here in the Buffalo School.
Now in the third year, this studio combines graduate students in urban design, architecture, urban planning, and real estate development, and offers a unique opportunity to learn about and apply best practices in place-making, urbanism, architectural design, and sustainable design with market and financial feasibility. The project will be an exciting high-density, mixed-use development in an urban site acting as a catalyst for the surrounding area.
Studio Eligibility and Goals:
MSRED in the final semester, advanced students inMARC, MUP, and Dual-MARC/MUP programs
The combined class will be divided into balancedstudent teams, formed with students from eachacademic program; teams will collaboratethroughout the semester to produce a successfulproject.
Teams will address the feasibility of developinga real site for a client through market research,site analysis, urban design master planningwith 2D and 3D architectural design, projectbranding, branding and marketing strategies,and financial analyses.
The studio culminates in comprehensive end-of-semester presentations by each team. Eachteam will prepare a professional-caliber report,comprising the feasibility study for a real estatedevelopment integrated with an urban designmaster plan showing architectural plans, andrenderings of the proposed development.
Take-Home Values:
Architecture and Planning students will be ableto explore the essentials of real estate financeand a complex and large-scale design projectwith a site model.
Real Estate Development students will learnhow to work with architects and urbandesigners, and critical processes and elementsfor producing successful proposals in urbandesign and planning.
Teams will address the feasibility of developinga real site for an actual client.
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