The project grounds are to serve as a place of communal beginning and bridging. All architectural, landscape and public realm should support the memory, memorialization, archiving and celebration of ideas foundational to the AAMB. Student teams are highly encouraged to consider the lessons learned from the Many Lenses project, the case studies and the numerous guest lectures/talks.
In the end the results of this site-based research and programming shall express a point-of-view on the unique potential and opportunity of the site. This project is not to look at everything at once but to use the collective experience of the teams to simultaneously work through mapping, analysis and design simultaneously. Every drawing or diagram made needs to build towards an idea about the site.
Students will utilize drawings, diagramming and writing as a means to research the systems of the place and connect the relationships of the site as a vision for development. It is expected that from this project phase the design principles and guidelines that will address the morphology of the larger urban design project to meet the core design directives of the studio themes.