Master Studios

2016

 

I-85 Mission Zero Corridor: The Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway.

Lindsay Brown, Elizabeth Carroll, Will Cioffi, Sarthak Dhingra, Rebecca Duncan, Sammy Shams, Imeri Kelly, Cierra McClary, and Melissa Tertichny.  Under the supervision of Richard Dagenhart.

This studio team aimed to design the first highway that would show the world what infrastructural sustainability is in all its dimensions. Through a focus on people, place and technology, the highway of the future will be net zero, restorative, generative, responsible, respectful and informative – by 2040 – and in doing so it will set a new standard through the power of its impact. Mission Zero corridor, now in the first stages of implementation, promotes thoroughfares that encourage connectivity and responsible development. 

 

International Urban Design Studio 2016: Shanghai--Disney.

Hannah Ackerman, Camilla Dartnell, Florina Dutt, Juliana Echeverri, Olivia Ginn, Elizabeth Gwinn, Taryn Heidel,Cirin Hooper, John Koon, Kim Mitchell, Shelley Price, Steven Qian, Calvin Qiu, Yong Cheng Soo, Michael Tobey, Erik Woodworth, Yihan Wu, and Angelica Yanten. Under the supervision of Perry Yang.

During this studio, students assisted the Shen-D Corporation with the creation of evaluative tools and guidelines for integratively designing a near net zero energy community just south of the forthcoming Disneyland theme park in Shanghai, China. The team consisted of urban planning, architecture, and environmental engineering students. 

 

Clarkston Speaks

Ashley Bozarth, Anindya Debnath, Richard Duckworth, Emily Estes, Ryan Fleming, Margaret Kent, Kevin Mara, Phoebe Mayor, Grant Patterson, Austin Shelton, Deepti Silwal, Cole Smith, Nene Igietseme. Under the supervision of Anna Joo Kim.  

The City of Clarkston partnered with the School of City & Regional Planning at Georgia Tech to better understand its constituents through an extensive study and outreach campaign dubbed “Clarkston Speaks.” New American Pathways, a refugee resettlement agency, worked with the School to evaluate and suggest improvements to services offered to refugees and immigrants. Over four months, Tech researchers surveyed 636 city residents and conducted focus groups and interviews with 76 NAP program participants and 3 mentors. The results of the study have implications for how the local community engages in planning and for how the city attempts to connect with Clarkston’s refugee and immigrant populations. 

 

Smyrna Crossroads: A Vision for the Spring Road Corridor

Spandana Anand, Matt Bedsole, Jack Cebe, David DeLeon, Jordan Howard, Zahra Jeena, Jing Kong, Mia McKinney, Anna Nord, Elliot Sperling, and Sean (Shahaboddin) Toroghi. Supervised by Michael Dobbins. 

Through an intensive four-month studio process, the Georgia Tech team, with feedback from many stakeholders, developed a number of recommendations intended to transform the Spring Road corridor in Smyrna, GA into a thriving live, work, and play destination for Cobb County and the Atlanta region as Smyrna prepared for the opening of the new Braves Stadium on its border. They presented findings on study background and existing conditions, and correlating city wide recommendations as well as core area recommendations.

 

Downtown Atlanta 2041: Autonomous Vehicles and A-Street Grids

Meredith Blakeley, Sarah Jane Bonn, Eric Goldstein, Shijia Huang, Meghan mcMullen, Lu Pang, Mikhail Payson, Blake Reeves, Stacy Scott, and Animesh Shrestha. Supervised by Ellen Dunham-Jones.

Downtown 2041 is a speculative look 25 years into the future at the opportunities available to build on parking lots and create a walkable network of Class A streets and distinctive neighborhoods around Downtown’s many assets. The design proposals are based on conversations with stakeholders, and analysis of current conditions, as well as bold assumptions about the future impact of autonomous vehicles.

 

Discovering Development & Conservation Opportunities in North Central Florida

Megan Barrow, Abhishek Behera, Nico Boyd, Caroline Burnette, Catherine Butler, Sarah Carnes, Alex Hanson, Joshua Haston, Shriram Lele, Melanie Metal, Chulhong Park, and Andrew Smyth.

Weyerhaeuser, a real estate investment trust and one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, asked the studio team to develop alternative strategies for managing its 113,000-acre Lake Butler Forest properties in North Central Florida. As the region grows, pressures on Weyerhauser timberlands have intensified. The team's strategies function as a decision-making aid to guide the future development of the area, taking into account the pros and cons of their final strategies and the potential implications for adjoining landholdings and jurisdictions. In examining future development possibilities and evaluating potential alternative strategies, the team was asked to consider land use, economic development potential, urban design, transportation, and environmental factors to assess current conditions in the study area and identify relevant constraints and opportunities moving forward.  

 

2015

 

International Urban Design Studio: Designing an Urban Eco District in Asia

Cary Bearn, Guillermo Bustos, Jennifer Grimes, Robby Guthart, Dan Kim, Kevin Lanza, Hoang Luu, Maria Moersen, Ranjani Prabhakar, Stephanie Smith, and Gloria Woods. Under the supervision of Perry Yang.

 

Workforce Development Studio: Panning for Economic Development in the Historic Westside

Austin Albert, Avrahim Blaut, Jean-Pierre Bourget, Mindy Kao, Anna Snyder Kelly, Jane Reasoner, Stefen Samarripas, Kimberly Tatum, Anne Welch. Under the Supervision of Anna Kim (with Westside Communities Alliance).

 

Imagine Our Norcross: Planning for Immigrant Integration

Katie O'Connel, Jessica Doyle, Kate Wilson, Jessica Plante, Ryan Bowman, Madi Shields, Eileen Chang, Kristin Byars, John Eric Schleicher, Nathan Coursey.  Fall 2015. Under the supervision of Anna Kim.

 
Transit Oriented Development Planning with Low Wealth Communities

Under the Supervision of Mike Dobbins.

Atlanta University Center

Joseph Boyd, Abram Lueders, Kat Maines, Briana Riddell. Under supervision of Mike Dobbins.

TEP/Westside Studio

Carly Queen, Chirag Date, Elizabeth Davis, Florina Dutt, Rishi Sanker. Under supervision of Mike Dobbins. 

Reignite Eastpoint: Activate Downtown

Sarah Jane Bonn, Adeline Collot, Mingyang Li, Meghan Mcmullen, Jeshua Pringle, Blake Reeves, Yihan Wu. Under supervision of Mike Dobbins.

 

Imagine Memorial

Marcus Ashdown, Corentin Auguin, Greg Giuffrida, Bakari Height, Wade Ingram, Charles Jiang, Jason Novsam, Ranjani Prabhakar, Elizabeth Vason, Li Yi. Under the Supervision of Mike Dobbins.

2014

 

Redesigning Georgia School Siting and Design Processes: Issues, Alternatives, and Recommendations

Lindsay Anderson, Allison Bustin, Kirstin Cook, Khaliff Davis, Brian Mitchell, Steve Monnier, Katie Perumbeti, Brianna Ridnge. Under the supervision of Michael Elliot.

 

Memorial Drive Corridor Framework Plan

Under the Supervision of Mike Dobbins.

 

2013

 

Connectivity and Atlanta's Core

Libbie Adams, Tharunya Balan, Bruce Battle, Meredith Britt, Sara Haas, Kyle James,Guanying Li, Jesse Zaro-MooreKait Morano, Marion Phillips, Taylor Tyger, Jeff Ultee. Under the supervision of Mike Dobbins and Bruce GungerStudio Website.

 

The Economic Impact of Sea Level Rise on Port Savannah's Garden City Terminal & City of Darien

Carolyn Coburn, Andrew Cornwell, Joshua Gloster, Peter Hylton, John Risher, Jill Skinner, and Richard Wilson. Under the supervision of Jason Chernock

 

Strategic Planning for Kaohsiung's Free Economic Zone (FEZ) and New Asian Bay Area

Johnny Aguilar, Sherene Cadet, Dawn Riley, Canon Manley, Rebecca KefferLiWei Xie,Sinan Sinharoy, Daniel Braswell, Lauren Pessoa. Under the supervision of Perry Yang, Nancey Green Leigh, Richard Dagenhart, and Jige Quan. Studio Website.

 

City of Atlanta Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Program

Seanna Berry, Dan Cotter, Alexandra Frackleton, Susannah Lee, Mackenzie Madden, Stephen McRae, Ted Ranney, Patrick Terranova, Travis Voyles. Under the supervision of Nancey Green Leigh and Nathanael Hoelzel.

 

Tracking the Effects of Sea Level Rise in Georgia's Coastal Communities

Gillam Campbell, Marvin Clermont, Kathryn ColbergRichelle Gosman, Anna RoseHarkness, Amy Hugens, Paul LorencDzung Nguyen, Jennifer Yun, Joy Zhou. Under the supervision of Larry Keating and Dana HabeebLink to Blueprints for Successful Communities page

 

Northside Drive as a Multimodal Developmental Corridor: Transformation from Utilitarian Auto Route to Grand Transit Boulevard

Joel Anders, Tanya Bedward, Stefanie Brodie, Lauren Cardoni, Margaret Carragher, Rachel Cox, Aaron Gooze, Garrett Hyer, Amy Ingles, Lydia Kalinke, Josh Levin, SarahMcColley, Eric Phillips, Landon Reed, James Wong, Wunwun Zhang. Under the supervision of Michael DobbinsStudio Website.

 

Agrarian Urbanism: A Low Energy Urban Agriculture System

Carnell Brame, Tasha Brooks, Travis Hampton, John Minter, and Dung Nguyen. Under the supervision of Perry Yang. Poster.

 

Ashram Road Corridor Plan

Stefanie Brodie, John Kent, Eugene McGuinness, Alison Pienta, Maria Roell, and Kim Wadelton. Under the supervision of Michael Dobbins.

 

Thaltej Village: An Incremental Approach to Urban Encroachment

Emily Brown, Allison Buchwach, Ryan Hagerty, Mary Richardson, Laura Schultz, and Bin Yan. Under the supervision of Michael Dobbins.

 

Planning and Development Strategies for Holy Trinity, Alabama

Brijith Alex, James Bikoff, Wesley Brooks, Michael Hellier, M. Avi Kimmel, Victoria Lee, Audrey Leous, Kevin Mahoney, Michelle Mondragon, Min Na, John Rhodes, Jr., Drew Swope, Hans Williams, Cara Woods, Keenan Yates, and David Yoke, Under the supervision of Michael Dobbins.

 

Ecological Urbanism Studio: Global Benchmarking for Low Carbon Urban Design

View summary of presentation with graphics and report summary. Under the supervision of Perry Yang.
 

2012

 

Agrarian Urbanism: A Low Energy Urban Agriculture System

Carnell Brame, Tasha Brooks, Travis Hampton, John Minter, and Dung Nguyen. Under the supervision of Perry Yang. Poster.

 

Ashram Road Corridor Plan

Stefanie Brodie, John Kent, Eugene McGuinness, Alison Pienta, Maria Roell, and Kim Wadelton. Under the supervision of Michael Dobbins.

 

Thaltej Village: An Incremental Approach to Urban Encroachment

Emily Brown, Allison Buchwach, Ryan Hagerty, Mary Richardson, Laura Schultz, and Bin Yan. Under the supervision of Michael Dobbins.
 

2011

 

Planning and Development Strategies for Holy Trinity, Alabama

Brijith Alex, James Bikoff, Wesley Brooks, Michael Hellier, M. Avi Kimmel, Victoria Lee, Audrey Leous, Kevin Mahoney, Michelle Mondragon, Min Na, John Rhodes, Jr., Drew Swope, Hans Williams, Cara Woods, Keenan Yates, and David Yoke. Under the supervision of Michael Dobbins.

 

 Revitalizing Lithonia, GA

Johanna McCrehan, Philip Schaeffing, and Elizabeth Ward. Under the supervision of Ellen Dunham-Jones.

 

Ecological Urbanism Studio: Global Benchmarking for Low Carbon Urban Design

View report summary of presentation with graphics and report summary. Under the supervision of Perry Yang.

 

A Web Application Approach to Street Sign Inventory Development

Dave Barg, Taylor Baxter, Stan Bouckaert, Matt DeVeau, Lucrecia Martinze, Micah Stryker, Marshall Willis, and You Zhou. Under the supervision of Jiawen Yang.

 

Action Plan for the Fort McPherson Community

Rati Akash, Zachary Adriaenssens, Kia Ball, Leslie Caceda, Carlos Campo, Chris Faulkner, Carolyn Knabel, Jenna E. Lee, Moki Macías, Drew Murray, Susan Prater, Neela Ram, Ruma Ram, Andrea Rattray, Stephanie Wansley. Under the supervision of Michael Dobbins.
 

2010

 

Atlanta NPU-G Community Master Plan: A Live-Work-Play Approach to Upward Mobility

Colleen Allen, Tom Caiafa, Jesse Clark, Sarah Gitt, Kenneth Liwag, Emily McClendon, Andy McBurney, Alek Pochowski, Evan Robertson, and Erin Rosintoski. Under the supervision of Nancey Green Leigh.

 

Obesity and the Built Environment

Robert Buckley, Shannon Griffen, Olaava MacKenzie, Rebecca Man, Yi Lin Pei, Ashley Rivera, Joseph Staubes, Kyungsoon Wang, Lin Wang, Jin Xu, and Jaeho Yoon. Under the supervision of Jaiwen Yang. Summary here; full report sequestered.

 

International Urban Design Studio: Shanghai 2010

Stuart Dryden (MCRP '10), Renato Ghizoni (M.ARCH/MCRP '10), Drew Getty (MCRP '10), Louis Johnson (MS-UD 2010), Paul Jones (M.ARCH/MCRP '10), Diana Murphy (M.ARCH/MCRP '10), Edward Morrow (MCRP class of '11), Julie Sanders (M.ARCH and MCRP '10), Reginald Tabor (MS-UD '10), Claire Thompson (MS-UD/MCRP '10), Ross Wallace (M.ARCH/MCRP '10), Galen Williams (MS-UD '10), Howard Wang (M.ARCH '10). Under the supervision of Richard Dagenhart.

 

The Stadium Neighborhoods Tad: An Urban Design Strategy for Stakeholder Decisions

Cassie Branum (MSUD & MCRP ’10), Jason Combs (MCRP & MSUD ’10), Dan Hawthorne (MARCH ‘10), Justin Chapman (MCRP ‘10) and three seniors: Hrach Burtoyan, Kristin Kellogg, and Taylor Smith (BS ARCH '10). Under the supervision of Richard Dagenhart.

 

2009

 

Industrial Land and Sustainable Industry in the City of Atlanta

Kale Driemeier, Nathan Hoelzel, Rahul Jain, Jodi Mansbach, Edward Morrow, Charlie Moseley, Shelley Stevens, Ermi Zayas. Under the supervision of Nancey Green Leigh.

 

A Sustainable Development Plan for the Proposed Friendship Village

Claudius Anderson, Chelsea Arkin, Philip Blaiklock, Cassie Branum, David Caimbeul, Thomas Drake, Joe Collums, Lane Conville, Jessical Doyle, Thomas Drake, Binh Duong, Maria Kovacheva, Nathan Lawrence, Aria Ritz Finkelstein,  John Skach, and Tasheika Tucker. Under the supervision of Richard Dagenhart and Nancey Green Leigh.

 

Chattanooga Downtown Westside

Branum Cassie Branum, Finkelstein, Aria Finkelsten, Thompson, Claire Thompson, Caimbeul, David Caimbeul, Binh Duong, Maria Kovacheva, Alexis Faraci, Heather Hussey, Robert Thorn, Jeremy Wilhelm, and Joseph Winters. Under the supervision of Richard Dagenhart and Perry Yang.

 

Strategies for Neighborhood Recovery: High Point, Joyland and Chosewood Park, Atlanta

Won S. Lee, Leonard Brandon, Kirsten Berry, Nicholas Mullins, Alyssa Sinclair, Christine Mager, Brooks Smith, Mary Beth Hawes, Troels Adrian, Yung San Lee. Under the supervision of Harley Etienne.

 

Newton County Land Conservation Plan

Molly Allen, Sarahjoy Crewe, David D'Onofrio, Aaron Fowler, Elizabeth Hagan, Elizabeth Hight, Marisa Lang, Andrea Lytle, Brian Smart, Matthew Tester. Under the supervision of Randall Roark.
 

2008

 

Vacant Housing and Economic Development in the English Avenue Neighborhood of Atlanta

Brook Brandon, Stephen Causby, A. "Reggie" Delahanty, Brian Jacobs, Elisabeth Kulinski, Michelle Larsen, Jessie Lawrence, Carl Mikalonous, Heather McCarey, Reginald McClendon, Steven Simms, and Brett Wearting. Under the supervision of Harley Etienne.

 

Collier Village

Jaimye Bartak, David Carter, Shabana Charaniya, Bradley David, Glenn Frankel, Ilan Guest, Victor Helin, Colleen Kiernan, Thomas McCracken, Michael Morton, Holden Spaht, Joshua Scott Stephens, Jing Xu. Link to report prepared by the Georgia Conservancy based, in part, on the studio work.

 

Lindbergh-LaVista Corridor Coalition

JP Alexander, Nathan Barnett, Patrick Bradshaw, Jason Combs, Nancy Galewski, Blair Garvvey, Mary Kaiser, Kaleah Lambert, Andrew Mayronne, Eric Pfeifer, Jessica Rafferty, Zack Ray, Mathew Roe, Jason Vargo, Jared YarsevichLink to report prepared by the Georgia Conservancy based, in part, on the studio work.

 

2007

 

Piedmont Heights

Jason Chernock, Stephen Conschafter, Dana Habeeb, Jennifer Harper, Kyu Hwang, Xandon Keating, Young Kim, Steve Lewandowski, Jennifer Indech Nelson, Melanie Nelson, Jerry Page, Laurel Paget-Seekins, Sharon Qin, Alexa Stephens, Ada Sung, Talya Trudell, Kai ZuehlkeLink to report prepared by the Georgia Conservancy based, in part, on the studio work.
 

2006

 

City ReAssembly: When the Auto Plant Closes: Redevelopment Opportunities of Auto Assembly Plants in Doraville

Susan Cohn, Marc Dixon, Miguel Granier, Kenwin Hayes, Rick Liu, David Pierce, and Samantha Singer. Under the supervision of Nancey Green Leigh, John Skach, and Richard Dagenhart.

 

City ReAssembly: When the Auto Plant Closes. Redevelopment Opportunities of Auto Assembly Plants in Hapeville.

Jeri Cerere, Andrea Foard, Nathan Mai-Lombardo, Jeff Owen, Jay Perlmutter, Ryan Sheriff, and Jon Tuley. Under the supervision of Nancey Green Leigh, John Skach, and Richard Dagenhart.

 

Pittsburgh

Saskia Benjamin, John Rees, Vani Herlekar, Brian Stockton, Chirayu Bhatt, Scott Brown. Link to report prepared by the Georgia Conservancy based, in part, on the studio work.

 

Middle Chattahoochee Watershed

Joanna Arthur Wilkins, Nita Bhave, Danielle Bower, Brad Calvert, Kathryn Frank, Trupti Kalbag, Jonathan Lewis, Jane Lim, Carrie Riordan, David Schilling, Kimberly Zimmerman. Link to report prepared by the Georgia Conservancy based, in part, on the studio work.

 

Toccoa and Stephens County

Kris Anderson, K. Lynn Berry, Christian Gable, Woody Giles, Brittain Skinner, Matt Vivian. Link to report prepared by the Georgia Conservancy based, in part, on the studio work.