Planning and Design Studio and Student Work
This set of three pages state the mandate of Studios 1,2, and 3 providing images of some of the presentations and products. Further individual student work is on a linked page (to Studio 2 work. Studio 3 work. Individual work. (or Follow link at bottom of page)
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2009
The studio introduced students to a range of planing and design skills and computer applications. The final studio project was to undetake community assessments and develop vision plans for a few districts of Winnipeg that centre on the Pembina Highway Corridor. South Osborne, the University Precinct, St Norbert, and the Pembina Corridor itself are examined in detail. Studio leader: Larissa Panachenko
A website was produced by Adam Cseke and Kyle McStravick to showcase and summarize the class work in an accessible format. Link to Studio project.
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2008
South Point Douglas Studio 2008 The M1 students wrapped up the CITY 7410 Studio from first term. They prepared and distributed a SPD newspaper. The City has started some stakeholder group meetings as well for recommendations concerning the secondary plan.
A low resolution PDF copy of the Newspaper can be downloaded here.
A PDF copy of the Studio Engagement Report can be downloaded here.
A PDF copy of the Alternative Transportation Plan can be downloaded here.
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2007
The Gas Station Theatre: A Place in the Community
Students proposed short and long term scenarios for the development of the Osborne Village Cultural Centre organization, including its relationship to the community, and for the development of the Gas Station Theatre (GST) site. They developed three different schemes (each including short and long term strategies) and organizational strategies. Each scheme considered what approach to public space best fits the location of the GST; the impact site development might have on the street; increasing the visibility of the GST; other functions the site could accommodate and how might they support the intentions, or proposed intentions of the OVCC. Specifics of this work drew on precedent studies conducted by the students as well as discussions with members of the OVCC. The proposals were presented at the OVCC’s Annual General Meeting in December 2008. Studio leader: Richard Milgrom
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2006
Remaking a Neighbourhood Main Street: Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg
Working in three groups, students developed and presented proposals for the a three block area of Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg’s North End. Proposals will draw on your knowledge and analysis of the neighbourhood and on case studies of other Winnipeg neighbourhood main streets. During the studio process, the students ran a mock community meeting and discussion of participatory planning tools at the United Way’s Gathering Community Economic Development Conference (October 27th, 2006), as well as a meeting with representatives from local community-based organizations. Final posters that explained each of the proposals in the context of the neighbourhood were left with local organizations to assist in their discussion about the future of Selkirk Avenue. Studio leader: Richard Milgrom
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2005
Old Grace Hospital Site, Wolseley
Students in the studio developed three proposals for the Old Grace Hospital site at the corner of Evanson and Preston in the Wolseley neighbourhood. Proposals drew on observations and analysis of the neighbourhood and precedent studies of other infill development within existing neighbourhoods.
Each team of students developed clear statements of goals for the site, and corresponding three dimensional representations of proposals. The work was presented a public meeting in late November 2005 with the intention of informing community discussion and debate about the future of the site. Posters of the projects were given to the local residents association to assist in their community process. Studio leaders: Richard Milgrom and Molly Johnson
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2004
Osborne Village neighbourhood: Work this year was within Osborne Village neighbourhood. The final project was to develop design guidelines and test on an infill concept developed for a vacant site on River River, between Scott and Bryce Street, zoned as RM-4 or medium density residential. To the south are existing older homes and small apartment complex, and rear lane. The assignment provided an opportunity to examine existing practices/design precedents (both within Osborne Village and from other communities) and the creative ways communities and planners can come together and plan for an areas physical development. This work included:
- Devising a plan of action with work-group.
- Examining best practice design guidelines from other communities.
- Selecting a community process for extracting ideas, perceptions and thoughts from local residents regarding site design.
- Analyzing and synthesizing information gathered from all community sessions.
- Creating a visual display that creatively depicts the process and outcomes of the assignment.
Final resentations by four teams were at City Hall with local planner, community and development
industry representatives in attendance. Studio instructor this year was Molly Johnsson (lower right).
Group 2 focused on mixed-use (residential and commercial) buildings that would also be home to a neighbourhood library.
Forty percent of the current green space is planned for development. Concept devel opment for one of Osborne Villages
vacant lots through a community design process.
Community sessions lead by Gropu 4 were held with local residents over a three-month period to determine their thoughts and opinions about
neighbourhood development. With the workshop recently completed and the information gathered on the specific vacant site design,
a more complete picture emerged as to how residents envision future growth. A synthesis of this feedback contributed to the
development of design guidelines/policy recommendations.
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2002
Studio 1 involves a variety of excercises in physical planning, community analysis, planning
process and public participation at the neighbourhood scale.
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2001
Among the many learning activities during the term, pairs of students were asked to present a variety of public participation methods. These included a design excercise for youth, story telling for children, workshops etc. Two students organized a simultated community meeting to lead a visioning exercise about their ficticious community (shown below). In this workshop, students were assigned the personas of diverse community members representing a range of interests. Each was assigned character and name, in some cases of different gender. Each was given a biography about their activities in the community and some prompt notes about the style of their involvement. Each made an attempt to quickly dress for the part. Let the visioning and consensus building begin!
Planning Studio 1 (73.741) 2000
This studio provides an overview of planning problem-solving techniques, and design skills in areas subject to environmental, social and economic change. It provides an introduction to computer-aided visual techniques, and planning instruments. The focus is on planning and design issues at the neighbourhood scale. Neighbourhood change theory and field visits examine different types of neighbourhoods and planning issues.
Studio work of first and second year students was presented at the first
Mentorship evening (Nov. 29,2000) at the University Club. Dr. Sherri Blake
introduced the Studio 1 work and Prof. Tom Yauk introduced the Studio 3 work.
(Above) L: Future use of neighbourhood open space. C: Housing condition / character analysis. R: Developing a green cooridor along the Red river.
(Above) Theory course discussion. Studio work is an opportunity to apply theory to practice.
Some of the mostly M1 students relaxing the week following end of studio.
Link to Studio 2 work. Studio 3 work. Individual work.