Friday, December 15, 2017

SAIT student community planning project on display in Municipal Hall atrium

Students in the architectural technology program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) investigated the potential of the residential - grade-oriented infill (R-CG) land use district for a capstone project in their final year.

These projects explored rowhouse developments on both corner and mid-block locations. The students each completed architectural plans for a single parcel. These plans were then rendered into three dimensional models using a 3D printer. The models were then arranged into a city block configuration to provide a sense of the potential mass and design of a rowhouse block referencing the R-CG rules.


The city block model based on the residential – grade-oriented infill (R-CG) land use district is on display in the atrium of the Municipal Building from December 14 to December 22, 2017.

The class based their designs on a sample block on 20 ave NW in the community of Capitol Hill. This location was chosen respecting community planning work that was completed in the Capitol Hill community to amend the North Hill Area Redevelopment Plan and subsequent city initiated land use amendment to the R-CG district.

Many thanks the students of the residential capstone project (ARCH 390) and their instructor, Marc Bussiere, for sharing these models.

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