A Place to Call Home

By Kahli Merriman, M.Arch '23; Baneen Zehra Rizvi, MLA+U '22; Manuel Bradley Zavaleta, M.Arch '23

In our project, we reimagined the Financial District to be a diverse and inclusive place where people don’t just go to work at, but also come home to. We prioritized the experience of the pedestrian by closing down a section of Flower Street in order to create an open-air shopping plaza, built underground to increase development density, as well as to allow for vast stretches of lush green recreational areas. We wanted our site to be a prototype for what self-sustaining neighborhoods, encompassing everything one may need daily, could look like.