ARCH 502A: Architectural Design V Gallery: Designing for a New Collective Good – Inclusive Alternatives of Urban Value Creation

Mend the Gap

Mend the Gap proposes a new form a street development where users can directly participate in the design and construction process of their neighborhood streets. The project approaches street design from the lens of creating usable public urban space: flexible and programmable streets are created rather than ones that function strictly as thoroughfare. Moreover, concepts about fragmenting single-family parcel lots and creating new alley networks are implemented to to start densifying Los Angeles’s low-rise landscape while encouraging less homogenously-zoned neighborhoods.