In Spring 2018 we taught a design studio at Tongji University with our host professor, Wang Jun Yang. We introduced two of Shanghai’s most important historic parcels for study: the Dong Ba Kuai “shikumen” neighborhood of Jing’an District. Placing priority on the careful balance of historic preservation and revitalization, the student work featured here revolves around the theme of “Fashion” as one of the early industries in global urban revitalization and as an important factor in Shanghai’s history. Students: Gao Zhou, Wang Yu Ting, Zhang Jin Yi, Guo Qiu Hua, Huang Na Wei and Ka Na Ku Ya (Marvin). HDC visiting critics: Tim Geisler and Marco Egidi. Teaching Assistant: Delta Li
We founded Denver’s Storefront Initiative as a major step in the revival of Denver’s historic but underutilized mixed-use neighborhoods in 2009 and following. By installing vibrant graphics with educational messages on the role of design in the community, we empowered recovering neighborhoods and made historic commercial streets safer.
Working with Denver’s West Colfax Business Improvement District, we won the 2012 Mayor’s Award of Excellence for re-imagining the streetscape and wayfinding elements along this historic commercial corridor.
As the first international-standard Le Mans speedway in Taiwan, this resort town will create economic growth and social development opportunities for the country. To maximize the economic benefits, this resort community will include a variety of car-themed entertainment, cultural venues, business and commerce opportunities, as well as accommodations for tourist living ranging from serviced apartments to car camping.