20160225_140643_resizedIn this class, we are generating four different visions for Clary-Shy Community Park, which will include a permanent home for the Columbia Farmers Market, community park space with multi-purpose shelters, and an extensive sustainable landscape with urban farm. The ideas we present at the end of this semester are intended to be conversation starters to discuss a multitude of ideas with many members across the community! The final design for this site will take shape later in 2016 as community engagement meetings progress.

We welcome the public to view and impact our in-progress work at three different times this spring:

  • March 24 Community Design Meeting — This community design event will be held at the ARC at 1701 W. Ash St. in the main meeting room. There will be food and babysitting available, and we hope to see you there!
  • April 16 and 23 at the Columbia Farmers Market — Find our designs on display at a market booth either of these days.

This project is a collaboration between MU Architectural Studies and Sustainable Farms and Communities (SF&C). SF&C director Kenneth Pigg and Assistant Professor Laura Cole are working with Spring 2016 Studio II students. Four student teams are pursuing unique solutions for this structure, which will be located within a community park that focuses on the concepts of urban farming and education. This website will be used to display the student work as the project progresses! You are welcome to browse site content and even leave us messages here.

Organizations involved in this process include: The University of Missouri Department of Architectural Studies, Sustainable Farms and Communities, The Columbia Farmers Market, City of Columbia Parks & Recreation, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, and Simon Oswald Architects

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