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Harvard Urban Planning

Studio Work
2009-present
Public
High School
Collaborating
Universities
City of Boston
Laboratories
Test Sites
Collaborating
Businesses
Core Institution:
Research and Administration
WHY COLLABORATE? EXCHANGE CREATES INNOVATION
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COURTYARD
GREENHOUSE
ROOFTOP
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Building Program
Research
Education
Interaction
Administration
Living
AARON WASSERMAN | MUP 11
CHRIS KUSCHEL | MUP 12
15 Minute Walk
25 Minute Walk
University building
Financial district
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CHRIS KUSCHEL | MUP 12
CARRIE NIELSON | MUP 12

Oliver St /
Northern Ave
Congress St
Boston
South Boston
Summer St
Te street-level and waterfront connections create a grid that plugs into the greater Boston network.
Islands of culture can connect:
Along the harbor
On the street
11 Plans
VITALIA SHKLOVSKY | MUP 12
a new pedestrian thread...
between edges between parks between culture
VITALIA SHKLOVSKY | MUP 12
Implementing Phase One
Developing the Fort Point Test Case
Codifying Flexible Form
Form-Based Zoning and Historic Overlays
Anchoring the Arts
Installations and Housing
Stakeholders
+ State & Municipal Authorities + Residents + Existing Business Community
- Archon - Commonwealth - Gale International - Fallon Company
+ Institutions + Arts Community + Local Associations + Mausur + Berkeley
Allow for development as permitted to proceed.
Compliance with new code incentivized through
density bonuses and reduced exactions.
Lower exactions reduce comparative
cost of development. New focus on
Fort Point reinvigorates project.
Federal & State Preservation Grants.
Access to Housing Fund. Municipal
partnership and local support.
Building height
a. 6-10 stories
b. Ground foor 15 minimum
Construction
a. Traditional materials brick, granite, stone
b. Architecture detail ironwork encouraged
c. Windows vertically oriented above second foor
d. Bridging over streets and alleyways allowable
e. Utilities must not be visible from street
Style
a. Flat roof or similar appearance
b. Contributing rooftop elements allowable with permitting
c. Projecting Cornices
d. Deep reveals around entries and windows encouraged
e. Balconies and terraces discouraged
Lot size
a. Maximum width of 200
b. Exemptions allowed conditional on facades readable as
separate buildings
c. Buildable area 85%-95% of lot
Setback
a. Must build to lot line along full width of primary frontage
b. Service entrances at rear or alley whenever possible
Code Development
Arts Fund Creation
Rehabilitation & Tax Credit Clinics
Seaport Square Construction
Project Forward
Infrastructure & Parks
Fan Pier Re-permitting & Construction
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5
now 5 yrs 10 yrs 15 yrs
Melcher Court Development
phase one phase two
Historic District Overlay
Light Drift on Schuylkill River, Philadelphia
Berkeley
Gale
Fallon
Mausur
Archon
Gillette
Commonwealth
USPS
Rezoning the South Boston Waterfront
First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City
Tilsner Artists Cooperative, St. Paul
Arts in the City
Major Landowners
New Zoning for a New Era
2a
3c
1a
1b
5a 3d
2c
+ Gillette
Art Installation Funds
Adams Arts Program State grant for arts installations $40,000
Access to Artistic Excellence Federal NEA grant $10,000
Brother Thomas
Fellowship Program
Private grant for installations
& performances
$15,000
Fort Point Arts Community In-kind contribution $5,000
Streetscaping & Programming
Developer Exactions Non-Partner developers $1,000,000
Fort Point Wharf District BID Tax $250,000
Melcher Court Rehabilitation
Federal Historic Preservation
Tax Incentives
Federal tax credit 20% of qualifed
rehab costs
Massachusetts Historic
Preservation Tax Incentives
State Tax Credit 20% of qualifed
rehab costs
Developer Partnership $1,300,000
Work/Live Housing Subsidies
Boston Housing Fund Linkage fees $200,000
Sustainable Communities
Challenge Grant
NEA/HUD Grant
$50,000
Fort Point Wharf District Timeline
4c
5a
4a
5b
Funding Sources
phase three phase four
Minimal Infrastructure
Investment Needed: $8 mil
$3.3 mil: Site Project
Site Project Costs
$2,000,000
Melcher Court rehab
$800,000
Necco Park
$250,000
Work/Live
$250,000
Work/Live
$250,000
Work/Live
$100,000
Permanent Art
$100,000
Streetscaping
$50,000
Temporary Art
500 ft 1000 ft
STEPHANIE BROWN | MUP 12
NICK HORNIG | MUP 12
MICHAEL WILSON | MLA & MUP 11
From Pier to Palette
Phased Transformation for the District
2020
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2060
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Commercial
Residential
Institutional
Existing context
Test Case
Fort Point Wharf District
Current Development
Proposed Land Use
Vacant &
Underutilized Land
Diversifed uses
throughout rehab &
new construction
Parking lot
Parking garage
500 ft 1000 ft
Catalyst
Melcher Court Artists
10 10 10 8 16 16 17 10 10 10 10 10 5 5
10 10 8 12 8 12 17 20
Restricted street access
Alternative paving
Narrow streets
No sidewalks
Vacant industrial buildings
Underutilized space
Unique architecture
Surface parking Rear-facing buildings
Loading doors
Rarely traffcked
Arts complex
Accessible walkways
Gallery & performance space
Part-time pedestrian street
Local street art
Resident-friendly
Bike accessible
Upper level residences
Working studio space
Public access arts
Additional build out
Artists residences
Fort Point
Wharf District
75 acres, 4.0
Seaport
270 acres,
2.5 FAR
Tech Offce Park
50 acres, 2.0
Channel
Community
85 acres, 5.0
Gillette
50 acres, 0.5
BMIP North
100 acres, 0.5
BMIP South
100 acres, 0.5 Innovative Industry
Zone
170 acres, 1.5
26% Residential
37% Commercial
2% Retail
19% Industrial
16% Institutional
Housing 3,500 units
Employment 12,000 jobs
Retail 4,000 sq ft
Rehab industrial 5.2 mil sq ft
Institutions 1.2 mil sq ft
Parks 10 acres
Art installations 13 sites
Full build out 9.8 mil sq ft
Heavy Industry
Light Industry
Tech Offce Park
Commercial focus
Residential focus
Arts/Residential focus
Transitional Buffer
GIS data taken from MassGIS, MBTA, and Boston Assessing Department
Park space
Temporary art
Permanent art
Intensifcation
& Rotation
Current Conditions
Proposed Build
500 ft 1000 ft
Flexible Spaces
Phased Uses
Arts Catalyst
Pedestrian Share &
Increased Load
Arts & Park Space Circulation
T stop
Bus stop
Pedestrian road share
Service/Pedestrian
Thoroughfare
Proposed road
Vacant and vandalized industrial warehouses
Rehabbed and expanded FP3 condos
Overhanging walkways
create character and mural
canvases
Channel-facing
park provides
programmable
space
Melcher Street
offers off-beat
gallery &
performance
frontage
Parking
garaage
blends with
surrounds
2060
Land Use Mix
Fort Point
Use & Build
Stephanie Brown
8 December 2010
GSD 1121
Spiegelman &
Rosenthal
STEPHANIE BROWN | MUP 12
STEPHANIE BROWN | MUP 12
ABRAHAM ZAMCHECK | MUP 11
ABRAHAM ZAMCHECK | MUP 11
TILLY HATCHER | MUP 12
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NATIONAL EXPANSION & NEW BUILDING TYPES
IMPLICATIONS
On a fnal note, if this project is success-
ful it could readily be implemented near
shipping ports across the country. The sur-
plus of unused shipping containers across
the nation represents a surplus of oppor-
tunities for cheap building material! As for
locations further inland, the uniform na-
ture of cargo containers makes them eas-
ily transportable by truck, train or boat.
As the graph below indicates, containers
can and have served as a variety of dif-
ferent building types, including residen-
tial, offce, community and retail facilities.
JUSTIN STERN | MUP 12
PAMELA LEE | MUP 12
RENEE BISSELL | MUP 12
LILY GRAY | MUP 12
LILY GRAY | MUP 12
RENEE BISSELL | MUP 12
PUBLIC GROUND MASTER PLAN 34 PUBLIC GROUND IMPLEMENTATION

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DECKING
ROAD IMPROVEMENT
OPEN SPACE
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PARKING
PLAZA
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102,018 SF
USES OF FUNDS UNIT COST QUANTITY SUM(in $ M) SOURCES OF FUNDS
PUBLICTRANSIT
IMPROVEMENT
PEDESTRIAN/
BIKE PATH
PEDESTRIAN/
BIKE PATH
OPEN SPACE
OPEN SPACE
PHASE I TOTAL
TOTAL
PROFESSIONAL
CONTINGENCY
PHASE III TOTAL
PHASE II TOTAL
0.5 MILES
112,051 SF
253,662 SF
3.1 MILES
0.2 MILES
31,003 SF
37,331 SF
620 STALLS
N/A
$ 1 M/MILE
$ 50/SF
$ 4 M/MILE
$ 1 M/MILE
$ 100/SF
$ 350/SF
$ 50/SF
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$ 1 M/MILE
$ 50/SF
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$ 212.31 M
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GOBS, CITY
DEVELOPER EXACTION
GOBS, CITY & STATE
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GOBS, CITY & STATE
DEVELOPER EXACTION
2% 11% 5% 2% 47% 5% 7% 20%
Pedestrian
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Open
Space
Decking
Plaza
Public Transit Improvement
Parking
Contingency
Professional
10% 54% 29% 7%
City GOBs
State GOBs TIF
Developer
Exaction
Uses of Public Funds
Sources of Public Funds
MENGXIN ZHOU | MUP 12
MEG HOWARD | MUP 12
JACKLYN SACHS | MUP 12
Growth Goals - Long Range Plan
Core Densifcation
1/3 stealth density in existing urban cores around transit stops in the form of
ADUs, parking lot conversions, industrial conversions, and mixed use zoning
Node Creation
2/3 new development nodes along multi-nodal paths to focus longer-term growth
without sprawl
Fair Growth: Concord 2030
Dana Brechwald GSD 1122 5 March 2010
Waterways
Wetlands Overlay
Flood Plain Overlay
Protected Open Space
Building Footprints
MBTA and Bike Trails
Opportunity Areas
Available Parcels
(currently vacant
with no restrictions)
Opportunity Parcels
(may take additional effort
to acquire)
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DANA BRECHWALD | MUP 11
PAMELA LEE | MUP 12
JACKLYN SACHS | MUP 12
PUBLIC GROUND MASTER PLAN 20
lanD uSe plan
Physical allocation of the different uses to land
parcels in Public Ground results from the various
aforementioned conceptual systems seeking to
respond to a range of needs. The 176 acres of
Public Ground will consist of 80 acres of civic &
cultural use, 24 acres of retail, 23 acres of office/
hotel mixed use, 21 acres of civic & cultural/retail
mixed use, 22 acres of retail/office/hotel mixed
Feet
1,500 0
BCEC
WTC
ICA
Bank of America Pavillion
Boston Childrens Museum
Boston Fire
Museum
Fort Point Artist Cluster
Existing Base Lack of Concentration
Mahattan
Downtown Boston
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HYNES
Lack of Retail
Establishments
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BCEC
1/2 mile
Radius
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Potential Demand Current Supply
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ENTERTAINMENT
SHOPPING
ACCOMMODATION
CIVIC &
CULTURAL
RECREATION
DINNING
A DESTINATION TO GET IT ALL
ENTERTAINMENT
SHOPPING
ACCOMMODATION
CIVIC &
CULTURAL
RECREATION
DINNING
A DESTINATION TO GET IT ALL
MENGXIN ZHOU | MUP 12
NICK HORNIG | MUP 12
MEG HOWARD | MUP 12
ROGER WEBER | MUP 12
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Elevation Plan
FLEA MARKET FARMERS MARKET
RESIDENTIAL VILLAGE
SHOPS
STUDIOS/
CO-WORKING/
ETC.
COMMERCIAL ARCADE
PLANS
This elevation plan offers a more immersive
look at the arrangement and functions of the
projects commercial and residential compo-
nents. The residential village is designed to
encourage interaction and connections be-
tween residents of different blocks. Although
the ground is not formally landscaped so as
to minimize costs, a modest selection of rec-
reational or urban furniture will be distrib-
uted across the site to encourage activity.
Each container will also include a balcony.
The commercial arcade adopts the
traditional programmatic typology intro-
duced with the frst commercial arcades in
Europe. It includes a farmers market, as
well as an urban fea market. The fea mar-
ket concept, modeled after New York Citys
Brooklyn Flea, is anticipated to become a
unique shopping destination that draws on
consumers from across the Commonwealth.
All containers will retain their in-
dustrial aesthetic and original paint jobs.
Further, containers of different color will
be stacked on top of one another to maxi-
mize the visual impact of the project.
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JUSTIN STERN | MUP 12
RESULTING SITE PLAN
EMILY LESK | MUP 11
ROUNDABOUT RECONFIGURATION - POST-AIRPORT
EMILY LESK | MUP 11
Lisbon Studio, Fall 10
DESIGN AGENT
Self - constructing & Self - organizing Systems
Meeting: 11/10 7pm Rm. 318
JEFFREY GOODMAN | MUP 11
JEFFREY GOODMAN | MUP 11
Parking as Negative Space Urban Edge Defined
Bounded Physical Fabric Spaces In Between
Role of Edge
Shaping the Spaces
Edge
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Consistent
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JEFFREY GOODMAN | MUP 11
connectivity diversity density
JEWELRY DISTRICT.where great meetings just come naturally
open space gets the highest revenues
SO URC ES O F
REVENUES
RESIDENTIA L C O M M ERC IA L
OPEN
SPACE
REVENUE $27,473,481 $6,007,512 $375,567
EXPENDITURES $28,922,750 $2,499,361 $112,850
BA LA NC E -$1,449,269 $3,508,151 $262,717
REVENUE FO R
EVERY $1 SPENT
$0.95 $2.38 $3.33
PARKcity
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGESCONNECTSURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS
lack of open space & waterfront access
sid e w a lks sho re a c c e ss p o int s o p e n sp a c e
PARKcity
open space makes 5 cities 1 place
OPEN SPACENETWORK TIESSPACESWITHIN DISTRICTTOGETHER
WHITNEY BROOKS
WHITNEY BROOKS | MUP 11
Sulin Carling
S E E D S O F G R O W T H : a pl an f or t he Jewel r y Di st r i ct
Concept map Two phases of economic development
medical research
higher education
creative economy
culinary arts
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institutions
2. capitalize on
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institutional
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restaurants,
park, market,
business
incubator
SULIN CARLIN | MUP 11
Sulin Carling
P H A S E 2 : C A T A L Y T I C L A N D M A R K S
Waterfront landmarks linked to creative and culinary culture
Business incubator & food market
Park
Restaurant row
institutional buildings
new buildings
1. Sculpture park
2. Business incubator
& food market
3. Restaurant row
SULIN CARLIN | MUP 11
JACOB STERN & team | MUP 11
MICHAEL WILSON | MLA & MUP 11
KATE BALUG | MUP 11
MOLLY TURNER | MUP 11
WILLIAM SANKEY | MUP 11
S H O R E D I T C H H I G H S T R E E T
B O U N D A R Y S T R E E T
B E T H N A L G R E E N R O A D
Art Fair Farmers Market pop-ups
Cinema
BRIDGING the BOUNDARY
A Capitalizing Community Proposition
London: A Particular Proposition / Sara Rogers / Fall 2010
INTRODUCE STREET-LEVEL COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY WITHIN SHOREDITCH
REDESIGN COURTYARDS AS COMMUNITY AMENITY
UPGRADE EXISTING RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
ACCOMMODATE EXPANSION WITH INFILL CONSTRUCTION
CREATE NEWCOMMUNITY ANCHOR
Cross-subsidize long-term
residential aordability
. Reactivate the street along shared space roads
. Open-up ground oor for retail & small oces
. Create ex-studios with mix of tenure & rent levels
. Unlock property value with market rate space


Add value & increase
marketability of property
. Create 4 main connecting corridors
. Redene the road as a public space
. Introduce shared space road scheme
. Draw trac through the Boundary


Add long-term community value &
distinguish the Boundary
. Prohibit automobile access
. Place public courtyards adjacent to commercial
. Create network of limited-access private courtyards
. Program range of dierent environments


Enhance residential properties &
preserve historic building stock
. Improve quality of aordable housing
. Meet higher standards for energy eciency
. Introduce limited equity ownership plan
. Establish exible leases to accommodate tenants


Create additional revenue stream &
accommodate building modernization
. Maximize use of space above courtyard entrances
. Replace residential space lost to commercial
. Reduce residential displacement
. Facilitate modernization of listed buildings


Cross-subsidize community with prime
market-rate commercial space
. 30,000 sq. ft. of new commercial space
. Engage with shared space road corridors
. Draw circulation through building
. Preserve Arnold Circus pavilion and vegetation


Private
Event Space
Playground Tennis
Garden
Plots
Dog
Park
Garden
Programmable
Public Space
Outdoor Dining
& Meeting Space
SARA ROGERS | MUP 11
JANAKI KIBE | MUP 11
JUSTIN STERN | MUP 12
JUSTIN BRANDON | MUP 12
KATE BALUG | MUP 11