15th Ward North: A Neighborhood Design to Reconnect Syracuse / 2020. Syracuse, NY
This thesis creates a picturesque walkable urbanism, infilling a neighborhood still bearing the scars of urban renewal and the construction of the I-81 viaduct. In a rare opportunity, the New York State DOT's Community Grid design for the replacement of I-81 allows this neighborhood to come to life once again, tying back together broken fragments of the city of Syracuse. Ultimately, this project produces a framework for a responsible and beneficial incremental redevelopment of the 15th Ward North, to meet the expected demand that will occur from the highway removal and general trends of urbanization. This project is explored in greater detail in a thesis document, available for viewing at this link. It is also available for download here. This document contains in-depth descriptions of the ideas and images here, plus more visuals.
Walkthrough Video of the 15th Ward North