Stewardson Competition | Francisville Arts District

  • Final Boards
  • COMPETITION FINALIST  This project was awarded as a finalist for the John Stewardson Memorial Competition of 2014. This competition is an individual 10-day competition in which a program, site, and constraints are given to graduating seniors throughout Pennsylvania. This project was chosen as one of the three finalists.
  • Avenue of the Arts Extension Diagram
  • CONNECT TO THE AVENUE OF THE ARTS  The main intention of this project was to connect Francisville's Art District to Philadelphia's Broad Street, the Avenue of the Arts. By highlighting the various art venues along Broad Street, there is potential to extend the Avenue of the Arts to Ridge Avenue of Francisville.
  • Surrounding Programs Effected by Arts District
  • Envisioned Street Perspective
  • ACTIVATE THE STREET  Through infilled space with shops, galleries and boutiques, business and a new life can form on Ridge Avenue. The street also uses heavy vegetation and a "street creek" for stormwater collection and re-use.
  • Arts District Complex Axon, looking West
  • Ground Floor Site Plan
  • Arts District Complex Section
  • Envisioned Infilled Space
  • Wall Section of New Units
  • View from Green Roof onto the Outdoor Performance Space
  • VARIETY OF PUBLIC SPACE The form of the building allows for heavy infill along Ridge Avenue while then creating an intimate public piazza, available for outdoor concerts and dining. By terracing the major volumes, the green roofs become accessible to residents and the public.