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‘Imagine Indiana’ —Katherine Greene


(top) Existing façade of G & G Hobbies. (Bottom) Sketch of purposed façade improvement. According to ImagineGriffith.org, “enhancing what already exists is the most economical and sustainable method of façade improvement.”

What will Indiana look like in five or was the focus of a learning architectu titled ‘Imagine Indi summer. The work with three Indiana Griffith, Madison, a to revision and re city. This workshop recognized as the and most consiste service program o architecture and p country. The project’s roo architecture and p strong conviction faculty involved. “E disciplines, archite architecture, urban preservation, and all of those discipl strong community Truex, community director, adding th


communities r 10 years? That an immersive ure workshop iana’ held this kshop collaborated a communities— and Huntington— e-imagine each p is nationally longest running ent outreach and of any college of planning in the

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program believes in being able to get students out in the communities and interacting with community leaders while they are still in school. He says the workshop, which began in 1969, has four goals: encourage students to listen to the needs of the communities and get involved; give back to the communities and help them to understand what an architect, landscape architect, and urban planner does; generate applied research; and use applied research to provide grounding opportunities for faculty. This summer’s workshop split 18 students into three teams of six, and each team focused on one community. The students were expected to walk the streets of their community, talk to the residents, read case studies, and work with a local leadership team. Once the students gathered as much information as possible, all 18 students in the class met for three days with the


civic leaders and revision the community. The sketches and ideas that came out of this meeting, or charrette, are displayed at the final website for each community. “The key is that we create community dialogue,” Truex says. “We are there to put something out there, we listen, but we also want to push them. We also want to raise issues on energy efficiency, we want to talk about a building block that is totally energy independent and how does that work with historic preservation, we want to talk about how do we calm streets and get pedestrians back on them—bicycle lanes, etc.” You can see the class’ hard work at ImagineGriffith.org, ImagineMadison.org, and ImagineHuntington.org.

(Top) Sketch over photo of existing Joe’s Corner Café. (Bottom) Sketch redevelopments of Joe’s Corner Caf Broad St. and Martin St.


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Sketches of façade improvement often added to the building vertically to promote expansion of the building vertically, as well as horizontally, according to ImagineGriffith.org.


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