From Paris’ Les Halles to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, great urban markets have defined their cities. In in a competitive development climate like that of Washington, DC, even one vibrant, well-placed food store has the power to anchor and often jumpstart a neighborhood. During this installment of the Your City, Your Architects series, join AIA|DC and MV+A Architects for an exploration of urban renewal through accessibility to a crucial amenity that is often taken for granted: grocery stores.This presentation will explore case studies that illustrate the potential of well-designed, accessible grocery stores to act as urban catalysts in three distinct neighborhoods: the 14 Street NW corridor, Columbia Heights, and the area surrounding 77 H Street NW (Swampoodle). Prior to MV+A’s projects, these neighborhoods lacked sufficient resources to obtain healthy, affordable food. Join us at MV+A’s DC offices to explore how proximity to full service grocery stores rejuvenates the community and creates vibrant neighborhoods.Presented by:Jack Hollon, AIAEleanor Krause, AIABrian Szymanski, AIANeville Fernandes, AIAWayne Broadfield, AIAAbout MV+AMV+A has completed some 70 projects, large and small, for Whole Foods Market nationwide. They have collaborated with other architects on over 50 mixed use projects to ensure retail viability, and has helped guide every major grocer in the Washington, DC market to achieve success in urbanizing areas.Your City, Your ArchitectsYour City, Your Architects is a new series of public programs featuring award-winning architects in Washington, DC. Presented by AIA|DC Member architects, these programs will highlight the excellent work in design taking place here in your city. Interactive sessions include time for questions and answers.After attending this course, participants will be able to:1. Describe how grocery stores fit within a blueprint of a neighborhood and help lead to urban renewal;2. Explore MV+A’s designs for grocery stores and how they incorporate the community;3. Analyze what goes into a planning a grocery store in a certain neighborhood; and4. Identify other areas right for this kind of urban planning.Credits: 1.0 HSW|LUPrice:$10 for students & Assoc. AIA members$15 for AIA, DAC, and OADC members$35 for non-members.Registration required.Please note: You must attend the entire session to receive continuing education credit.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
MV+A Architects1200 G St NW#250Washington, District of Columbia 20005USA202.347.9403
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