Hampstead Village Square
"I recruited Jenny Bevan and Christopher Liberatos, a husband and wife team who run Bevan & Liberatos, a Charleston firm that specializes in modern traditional architectural design and planning."
WestEdge Development Counter-proposal,
A New Neighborhood
Plan for a New Campus in Kenya
Moule & Polyzoides
Internationally renowned urban designer and cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Stephanos Polyzoides, lead the design team for this project - a campus plan for a Fatemi Islamist Jamea (university) in Kenya.
The complex program for the Jamea includes monumental buildings (prayer halls, meeting and eating halls, library) and more modest ones (class rooms, residence halls, gymnasia). Students spend up to eleven years as boarders here, so a variety of outdoor spaces to provide for a variety of uses - similar to the ones found in typical traditional towns - is essential. Traditional design principles allow this diversity to flourish, from the relaxed and informal to the dignified and monumental.
A New Transit Hub
These buildings were designed for a competition sponsored by Architecture for Humanity. It is a hypothetical transportation hub in Charleston, a program totaling over 63,000 sqft. of accommodation including a light rail train station and its associated concourse, ticketing room, staff offices, café, etc., a public meeting hall, a bicycle center (repair, rentals, lockers), 14,000 sqft. of office space, 8,000 sqft. of retail space, and covered, public storage for 116 bicycles.
We divided the program into two main blocks, one created by two buildings which together make up the bike storage and some of the commercial component, the other made of the rail terminal, offices, and more commercial space. W small public square is created between the bike storage and the rail terminal, with the existing Visitors’ Center the long black building immediately above.