Urban Analysis and Site Selection
Students in the Architecture Practicum studio were tasked with evaluating the Lower Ninth Ward as a whole with the objective of locating an appropriate site for the project. As part of their analysis, students reviewed GIS data, time-lapse aerial photography, and Google Streets images to determine a specific area in the Lower Ninth Ward that was most in need. The selected site was required to contain enough vacant or abandoned properties to accommodate all residential proposals from the Advanced Architecture studio as well as viable commercial or public sites to be designed by the Practicum studio. The students collectively evaluated the data and then made the videos below to illustrate the site selection process for the Advanced Architecture studio.