Each year the M.Arch Graduate Urban Design Studio selects a complex, and often controversial, urban site within the Twin Cities region as an urban design topic to be analyzed and redesigned. The site chosen this year (fall, 2011) is part of the University District Alliance within the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood and the birth site of the City of Minneapolis. The site borders the Mississippi River and combines issues pertaining to development, preservation of historic buildings, linking the community to the waterfront, and approaches for infill development--all of which makes for a perfect urban design studio topic.
Minnesota Design Center
89 Church St SE
1 Rapson Hall (directions and maps)