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


SHOP-OP is a proposal for a new retail typology built around the cooperative business model. By providing flexible shop modules and encouraging participation through workshops and thematic strategies, SHOP-OP interventions present a counterpoint to large commercial shopping malls. These interventions can come in one of three configurations: in existing buildings, parking lots, or interstitial spaces along streets. The result is a localized and scaled-down approach to shopping and selling, by and for the community.