Fall 2016 | Third Year, Bachelor of Architecture | Professor TK Davis
In partnership with Nashville Civic Design Center.
Making strives to design a community within a cultural campus, which serves as a complimenting gathering space for contributing retail, educational, and commercial means. The cultural community campus is to be designed such that there is minimum impact upon the environment, but working with natural resources to enhance the overall quality of the design. Cultivating interactions in a sought after location, by creating a connection to an existing campus, enhancing the movement that exists and drawing upon future potentials. The design will endorse a public and private interaction by providing the opportunity to interrelate education, food production, and the inevitable interactions with residents from near and far communities.
In accomplishing the vision, there will be a community garden to promote healthy living, fresh-ingredient cooking, and a common passion and appreciation for garden-fresh vegetation. Upholding the means of community within an educational environment, there will be a restaurant that maintains a student-specified and crafted menu to deliver an in depth and first look at what is being developed and taught. A 4 or 5-course artisan experience that allows one to taste the fine craft and attention that is placed in the culinary process. The restaurant will maintain a wine bar with local and regional wines as well as occupy a traditional beer garden on the main level, further promoting a social “third place”. The promotion of cooking as a culture will act as a philosophy in the design development.