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THE BACKYARD OF LOS ANGELES MAROONED NO MORE DODGER STADIUM Jessie CoreA | Vahe Ghazar | Naoki Furuya | Fernando Ortiz


- TABLE OF CONTENTS Insights: The Ones Behind the Bacyard.................................................................................. p.3 Introduction: Marooned No More.......................................................................................... p.7 Case Studies......................................................................................................................p.11 Mapping: Dodger Stadium....................................................................................................p.21 Urban Exploration: San Franscicco......................................................................................p.29 Studio Final:The Backyard of Los Angeles...............................................................................p41 p.91 Process: Behind The Design....................................................................................................

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INSIGHTS

THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS

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THE ONES BEHIND THE BACKYARD Fernando Ortiz

Over the course of the last ten weeks working with our studio instructor, Andy Wilcox, my classmates and SWA Laguna Beach team, has been extremely intense and exciting. From the very first charette at the SWA office, the excitement and energy about the studio was very high. Working with the SWA team, Shawn, Drew, Pavel, and Kevin, was very interesting and insightful. They showed us new ways of seeing the landscape that was very beneficial to our projects. Having only once before been introduced and worked on urban planning projects, this quarters project would have been much different then any other project we had worked on in the past. The project was to redesign the parking lots at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California. 160 acres of prime restate in sunny Los Angeles. As a group we began brainstorming about the idea of Dodgers Stadium being in the backyard of Los Angeles; from this idea was born the concept for our project. Creating a backyard condition so typical in nearly every home in Los Angeles around Dodgers Stadium. Over the next few weeks, working with SWA, Andy Wilcox, and our team we began to build this concept. Now ten weeks later we are finally finished. Although we could continue working on this project for the next 6 months, alas we are out of time and the quarter is at its end. Looking back, it has been a long and wonderful journey. The charettes with SWA in their studio and ours were very exciting. Over the past few weeks, we learned the value of working, as a team, how important any and all ideas for a project are and how every one of them should be considered.

Naoki Furuya

What I have learned the most in this quarter was graphic quality of diagrams. Quality is greater than quantity, I was inspired by those words of professor Andrew Wilcox. SWA which is one of the biggest landscape firm in California was involved in this quarter so that graphic quality was a must. Each person in our team has different specialty of skill: Vahe is good at section and giving ideas, Jessie is good at rendering perspective, Fernando is good at writing and presentation skill, and I have confidence of making diagrams. With SWA, we made professional work, not student work. Challenge we had was to develop “backyard” concept throughout this quarter. The more we tried to develop the ideas, the more our “backyard” looked like urban structure of buildings. During the midterm presentation, we mostly talked about urban structure of buildings, not backyard even though we had great backyard ideas that can impress the audience. We only focused on developing backyard ideas for the final presentation and we all liked them.

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Vahe Ghazar

Out of the skills acquired during the course of developing this project there is one that stands out. This simple, yet difficult, idea of working in a group is what I found most rewarding. Working with individuals with such different backgrounds really makes one questions aspects in a project that were once unthinkable. Working toward the strengths of group members is, again, a simple concept but following through is a different story. We managed to bridge these gaps without a problem, which I think speaks to what the team was all about; open minded. Working in conjunction with Andy and the people of SWA made this collaboration that more interesting. Not only were we involved with the people in academia but people working in a top firm. This brought something to the table that I have never experienced in a school setting and I feel lucky to have been a part of such a unique collaboration. I worked hard this quarter and that the work was not something I looked forward to not doing. I wanted to work; I wanted to make things better, I wanted to improve everything we were working on. I can’t say I didn’t look forward to finishing the project, because I did, but it was a different kind of finish. I wanted to finish it because I was extremely curious as to what we would come up with. The type of dedication seen throughout the quarter confirmed my interest in the profession and my wants to continue studying Landscape Architecture. This experience is something I will carry through my career and life in general.

Jessie Corea

Coming into my winter quarter of my senior year at cal poly Pomona I was very excited for the chance to work with SWA on an urban design project with dodger stadium as the main focus. I quickly learned that lot of factors and considerations go into urban design. Some of these include transportation, infrastructure, social implications and ecology. I also learned some important values in terms of ecology not only for wildlife but humans as well, social environment and resource awareness which is where dodger stadium plays it’s role. But really the greatest lesson I learned was that of teamwork and pulling together our resources of skills, culture, and knowledge in a collaborative effort to pull out a project of such a high quality. Each other’s backgrounds, cultures and passions about this project were what helped give form and shape to this project in such a way that diversifies it. This project is a project of a group of four individuals with their own values and visions on what urban design is. Through the last ten weeks those values and visions have come together to create one vision and a set of values that reinforce our concept of what urban design is. The last ten weeks were the hardest of my life. From the countless all nights, to the brutally honest critiques from the guys at SWA, I cant say I have never had so much fun at school. I would just like to thank SWA and Andy Wilcox for the opportunity. I will carry the lessons learned from this studio for the rest of my professional career in landscape architecture.

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STUDIO BACKGROUND STUDIO STATEMENT

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MAROONED NO MORE DODGER STADIUM: Dodger stadium and its surrounding parking lots are poised for one of the most unique urban adaptations within the city of los angeles. Set atop the hill within elysian park, adjacent to the los angeles river and with a history that reflects the history los angeles at large; dodger stadium is a rare testing ground for a locally based urbanism that leverages the ecology, culture and geography of the city. Dodger stadium has the

potential to be a 21st century proactive development of an economically and ecologically poised site. It is time to explore the methods by which dodgertown, 90090, might prove to be the innovative, egalitarian and culturallyrich site it waiting to be. This project proposes to explore the potential of capital investment and development of the iconic dodger stadium that leverages the ecological and cultural identity of los angeles. This project will -8-

be the first step in establishing a the dodgertown district a hybrid between park and city, community and entertainment, and ecology and economic development on the edge of the santa monica mountain system. Dodger stadium is a case study for a more integrated future los angeles. From chavez ravine to dodgertown, dodger stadium is marooned no more.


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CASE STUDIES

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WALLER CREEK COMPETITION, MICHEAL VAN VALKENBERGH ASSOCIATES SITE PLAN: URBAN RESOURCE REVITALIZATION AT AUSTAIN TEXAS

DOWNTOWN

THE CONFLUNCE The confluence is an extension of the tunnel project which has been transformed in a way to extend parkland which would other wise be lost to the tunnel project and becomes the stage for “the poppy” and social interactions.

THE REFUGE

The refugee link to the chain is a unique model for how urban infrastructure can be sustain rather then weaken the natural environment in which the project sits in. by working with its natural systems to combat hard systems the of the contexts of the site, there can be a balance to the environment.

THE NARROWS

The narrows seeks to make use of the banks for new development, which has been uncovered by the tunnel infrastructure project, which eliminated flooding in the site.

THE GROVE

The grove offers a place for pause in the form of an open-air room. The Grove hosts a tremendous variety of community programs, both planned and spontaneous, including movie nights, open-air markets and outdoor exhibitions.

THE LATTICE

LADY BIRD LAKE

The lattice seeks to connect visitor’s through exploration of the creek mouth. The lattice becomes a green link downtown, east Austin, the hike and bike trails which in turn inspires a new set rituals for walking running biking socializing and commuting

BACKGROUND

Waller Creek is a thin, urban riparian ecosystem that meanders for seven miles from the northern part of the city southward through the University of Texas at Austin campus, eventually meeting Lady Bird Lake. Over the years, much of the creek has suffered from erosion, invasive species, and pollution. The Waller Creek corridor has historically been located in a floodplain that lets the creek widen to 800 feet, which has occurred at times during the 100-year floodplain. With the installation of a mile-long $146.5 million tunnel approximately 24 feet in diameter the area is now available to be developed.


POINTS OF INTERST: DIAGRAMS CONNECTING:

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With the revitalization of the creek, the creek is transformed to a bond that connects the fragments of the city. This is interesting as a method for dodger stadium, which also suffers for a disconnected orientation and fragments of program that are in no way connected. by using a link based strategy of parks through the middle of the city, the surrounding city and future development can benefit from a system of connection that everyone can relate to.

An interesting concept of the waller creek design is the way in which it is considered as a resource, which can spark economic value, social value and environmental value through the way the working systems intersect, mix and work together in balance with the city.

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What makes this project interesting is the use of hard systems and soft systems that make this concept viable. The way is which the systems interlock and work together in such a way to create place is a noteworthy concept of how to blend hard infrastructure into an aesthetic soft capes.

PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS


THE PRESIDIO SAN FRANCISCO The Presidio of San Francisco is a historic military site that goes back over 100 years. It was originally founded by the Spanish, which used it as a imperial outpost which guarded California’s largest harbor from European powers from 1776-1821. Later it was taken over by the Mexico when the declared independence from the Spanish in 1821. The Mexicans controlled the Presidio from 1822 to 1846. Finally, in 1846 the United States took control of the Presidio and used it as an army post until 1994. The Presidio is one of the longest running military bases in the United States. In 1996 it was decommissioned for military use and was transferred by congress to the National Parks Services and the Presidio Trust.

THE PRESIDIO SAN FRANCISCO

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The 1,491acre site is primarily known for its history, large open spaces and magnificent views and vistas. In 1962 it was registered as a National Historic Landmark District, the highest classification of historic significance in the nation with over 433 historic buildings registered. 991 acres of the site is open space which incudes 300 acres of historic forest planted by the military in the 1880’s. Today the site has over 700 structures and 21 district neighborhoods with 1,200 units of housing and about 3,000 residences. The Presidio is also home to about 300 bird species has 13 distinctive plant communities with 330 native plants.

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The Presidio of San Francisco has found great success since it has opened largely due to the many historic places and structures found on site and heavy programming. Along with the history the location and topography play an important roll in its success. The Presidio is located at the tip of San Francisco connecting it to the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Presidio also has a lot of different programming included in the site which include 24 miles of trails, 8 scenic overviews, large open spaces, camp sites, gold course, picnic areas and more. The Presidio also has many volunteer programs for the community to get involved and many opportunities for employment. All that with a great transportation infrastructure linking it to the city makes a great cite for locals and visitors to come enjoy.

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CORNELL TECH

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NEW YORK

Cornell Tech is a University of Master of engineering program in computer science on Roosevelt Island, New York City. Cornell Tech focuses on educational excellence with real world application and commercializes new technology. Student and faculty learn and work together to create venture that have global impact.

Research at Cornell Tech is organized flexible and dynamic interdisciplinary application hubs instead of traditional academic departments. Those are the focal point of this campus. Cornell Tech is currently a beta degree program, but additional master degree programs will be offered such as information science, operations research, and electrical and computer engineering. Campus design uses information about island’s unique ecology to the site and climate responsive. The natural landscapes are all major features of the site that are central elements guiding the development of the campus

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In December 2011, Michael Bloomberg, who is the mayor of the New York City, selected Cornell University and its international academic partnership, the Technion which is the Israel Institute of Technology, to built world class science campus in the New York City. Cornell Tech aims to educate students who will advance and develop technology and be a contributor to the New York City communities for next generation of technology leader.

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Cornell Tech has not been completed yet, but it will be permanent home on Roosevelt Island in 2017. When it will be fully completed in 2037, it will include about 2 million square feet of academic and residential spaces and 2 thousand graduate students and a few hundreds of faculty will be in its campus. This campus will move from its temporary home in Chelsea, which is east side of Manhattan, to Roosevelt Island. This campus has the existing natural and cultural resources of Roosevelt Island and retain connections to the past and present. Cornell University is located in two locations which are main campus in Ithaca and Cornell Tech in Roosevelt Island.


POINTS DIAGRAMS POINTSOFA OF INTEREST: INTERST: DIAGRAMS TRANSPORTATION

TRAFFIC

Difference between one in Ithaca and Roosevelt Island is that the program in Ithaca offers a broad choice of courses same as other universities, but Cornell Tech focuses on training programs with New York City companies, nonprofit organizations, or relevant industryoriented activities.

Traffic is a one of the biggest issues in New York like Dodger Stadium. Students, faculties, and visitors will utilize car, taxi, bus, tram, and subway to/from the school. Huge traffic will be expected not only weekday peak time, but also any other time. In addition, there will be 500 parking spots on-site. 2 thousand graduate students and a few hundreds of faculty will be in its campus so that parking and traffic issue will be problematic.


FENWAY PARK, Boston Red Sox TRANSPORTATION BREAKDOWN

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IS IT ACCESSIBLE ? HOW DO THEY MOVE ? The City of Boston makes it very easy for Fenway Park not to worry about getting the people in and out of the ball park. With about 50% of the people in Boston driving a car one can see just how easy it is to get around. Figure 1.1 shows just how big the help is they are getting. With multiple forms of transportation at everyone’s reach it’s no wonder Fenway Park can be located where it is and not have issues with circulation or other traffic related issues seen in other stadiums. Having half of the people attaining the baseball game come in a car takes a huge weight of their shoulders. The people of Boston are able to use various forms of transportation to get to the stadium without having to sacrifice very much of their time. 12

It also only takes 55 minutes to get to Fenway Park from the furthest subway stop, which is 21 miles away. That’s not bad considering it takes 47 minutes on a car according to Google Maps.

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It also only takes 55 minutes to get to Fenway Park from the furthest subway stop, which is 21 miles away. That’s not bad Figure 1.1 considering it takes 47 minutes on a car according to Google Maps.

Figure 1.2 MBTA adjusted Route map.


POINTS OF what? INTERST: Im there, now NEW FENWAY

DIAGRAMS Old Fenway Parts of field will be open as public park

Old “Green Monster”

In 1999 Fenway Park was on the verge of being replaced by a new larger stadium across the street. This was Main Entrance supposed to be a new sport complex that would be shared by the New England Patriots New Green and Red Sox. This would have Monster made that entire area around Fenway a go to place even if there wasn’t a game going on. The current Fenway was going to be turned into a park where the locals could swing by and use the open space for leisure. (Figure 2.2)

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PARKING Fenway Park has one parking structure dedicated for ball games. One would think that the structure has enough stalls to accommodate all of its fans, but this is not the case. With this a question arises, how do they accommodate for so many fans? For this answer we will look at its surroundings. One can see on FIgure 2.1 to left that Fenway Park doesn’t have parking structures right next to it. Except for one; they are roughly a block tor further away. What’s interesting about this is that the parking structures are not owned by the team. The parking structures within the two mile radius serve as parking for games but more often they serve as parking to what is going on outside the ball

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MAPPING THE URBAN FABRIC

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MAPPING: RETAIL

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MAPPING:

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THE STATE OF HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES

L.A COUNTY: 4752 SQ MILES 2013 POPULATION: 9.9MILLION 2038 POPULATION: 13.9 MILLION

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URBAN EXPLORATION

SAN FRANCISCO

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MINT PLAZA Mint plaza is an interesting urban plaza type that was created by CMG landscape architects. The 290’-long portion of Jessie Street is located between Fifth and Mint Street. One of the more interesting aspects to this project is the simple design that maximizes use of the site. The site is framed by three pieces of architecture and open to wide variety of uses. The site was a street but now it is turned into an urban gathering area, which is fascinating because of transformation and mixed-use aspects of it. The other interesting aspect is the use of materials and how this plaza is built to last with the use of wood, aggregate stone pavers and steel.

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UNION SQUARE PLAZA Union square is an interesting urban plaza type because of its location within the city. It is one city block in size and surrounded by many high-end retail stores and hotels. What makes it interesting is how these retail stores activate the site and the cafes found on each corner of the square. The cafes act as anchors that invite people into the space. The large central gathering space in the middle also provides a space for large gathering crowds.

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SUTRA BATHS Sutra baths is a very interesting site because it was originally built as the world’s largest indoor swimming pool. It is located along the edge of the water in San Francisco overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The large swimming pool and cliff house was destroyed during the earthquake and fires that took place in the early 20th century. Today only the ruins of the Sutra Baths remain. The site is run by the national parks services and recently a fresh water odder as taken up residence in the ruins.

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PALACE OF THE FINE ARTS What was interesting about this project was the use of scale and proportion within context to the site and the user. The palace sits next to the lagoon, which makes for a scenic site. The most notable aspect from this site is the use of sculpture on the columns, which expresses a sense of art and elegance. The use of classic roman architecture gives this site identity and one cant stop but to be amazed by the spectacle.

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CRISSY FIELD Crissy field is an interesting site because of the use of history to imform the site. Crissy field was an air field site used by the U.S militery but now it is part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The interesting part of the site now is land forms that represent air field landing strips. the forms have a fleeting expression to them which attact the eye.

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STUDIO FINAL THE BACKYARD OF LOS ANGELES

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THE BACKYARD

The backyard is something very familiar to people in Los Angeles as appose to other cities. When visiting other cities, like New York and San Francisco, the backyard is present but is not something many people experience the way Los Angeles does. Not to say that Los Angeles does it better than other cities but with the availability to personify the southern California way of living, which is expressed by David Hockey as “relaxed and sensual”, it only makes sense that this opportunity to work with dodger stadium should be the way to show what Los Angeles’ backyard is all about. We began this task by redefining the urban backyard in 3 different scales; regionally, communally, and locally. Transportation was the first aspect of the site that needed to be adjusted. The simple idea of a backyard filled with cars didn’t make sense so getting rid of the parking lots on top of the hill was a must. The creating of 3 separate parking structures that connects to sunset blvd and nearby freeways made this possible. Fans and

visitors would then be able to exit off the freeway into their desired parking structure which would guide them to Dodger stadium via escalators and a tram. This opened the opportunity to use the hill as prime real estate for the people of Los Angeles and Dodger Fans. The ability to get in and out of the site with minimal traffic opened the gates toward a pedestrian friendly backyard. This pedestrian friendly backyard was the beginning of the creation of the local, communal and regional backyard. Housing was the first implementation we made on the site, which later directed how the regional backyard came into place. The local and communal space gives residents a space to enjoy the ball game either on their roof top, apartment, community garden or Dodger Hill. Dodger Hill was created to give a more intimate ball game feel to the residents and dodger fans by bringing them almost into the game. Residents could now grill, chill and play in their backyards while watching a baseball game - 43 -

at various distances. The regional backyard of the site was where the opportunity to create this connection between Downtown Los Angeles and Elysian park came into play. This created a corridor which serves the fan, visitors, and local residents. This corridor will be filled with retail in the outer ring of the stadium and will serve the more environmental aspect of the site the closer it gets to Elysian park. It will be a place where people find their own way of relaxing, which is what we see the backyards being a vessel for. Dodger Stadium will no longer be just a ball park; it will no longer be marooned. It will provide residents the characteristics present in a backyard, while keeping in mind that it is in an urban setting. Dodger Stadium will No longer be a place that, just as a backyard, is used only for a fraction of the day or year. It will change the way the backyard is seen at an urban setting; it will become Los Angeles’ Backyard.


CONDITION

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THE BACKYARD OF LOS ANGELES

Master Plan

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EXISTING FIGURE GROUND

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TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE Dodger stadium welcomes roughly 45,000 people during game time. Which means circulation must be addressed to better get people in and out of Dodger Stadium. With these amounts of people able to come onto the site it only makes sense to create a type social environment on non game days but the site is marooned when there isn’t a game

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THE GRID Another issue that needed to be addressed was the lack of connectability to the surrounding streets and freeways. What we did to address this was connect the parking structure directly to the roads in the perimeter of the site. One of the main features to our site design is the ease in which fans can access these parking structures.

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TRANS(PORT) HUBS Transportation is the dominant issue with the site. We didn’t like how the majority of the site was dedicated to parking due to the prime real estate it was on. Getting the parking centralized or offsite was a priority. We decided was most appropriate was to place 3 parking structures on the outer hill ring of the site. This would not block any of the views from the existing parking lots. Each one of the parking structures would house roughly 6,000 automobiles, which in total would be enough to accommodate fans on game days

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TRAMWAY SYSTEM There are 2 parking structures that connect directly to freeways. People coming to a Dodger game will now only have to look for the parking structure exit when on the 5 and 110 freeways. Once exiting the parking structures, people will ride the escalators up to the rooftop of the parking structure, which will have a tram waiting to transport them to the desired area of the Dodger Stadium

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REGIONAL CONNECTIONS Along with this area serving automobiles, it will also serve the gold line and busses. The gold line will connect to the parking structure next to the 110 freeway, which will give the people access to the tram that serves as transportation to the desired stadium location.

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CORRIDOR DIAGRAM THE ECOLOGY OF THE BACKYARD

How The Backyard Works ELYSIAN PARK

SCALES OF THE BACKYARD Local Communal Regional

In terms of the ecology, the idea is look at elysian park and build/expand it and bring it into dodger stadium and create the nature of the backyard, which unites dodger stadium and the landscape. We decide to recreate the backyard at 3 different scales. For example; at the local/ personal scale there would have to be an apartment or house, at a communal scale a community would have to be present, and at a regional scale there would have to be a city. The only thing existing would be the regional context so the communal and local/ personal would have to be built. This is along with the prime real estate is the reason for the housing implementation on the site. What we did was provide low, medium and high income housing.

Because of the prime real estate opportunity, low income housing would have to be minimal, while high and medium income housing would make the majority of the housing. Each one of the housing units will have a personal space, either on their balconies or on the roof top of their buildings. This would create the local/personal backyard for them to chill, grill and play. The only difference to the typical backyard here is the fact that they will not have the lonely, marooned feel to their backyards. Some of the housing further away from the stadium will be on hills that connect directly to Elysian Park. These hills will give each resident a unique view of the ball game while making that connection to the ecological opportunities in Elysian Park. - 68 -

Wildlife will be something that a person can experience in their personal backyard if they choose in this setting.


LAND TO STRUCTURE RELATIONSHIP DIAGRAM THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE BACKYARD

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THE BACKYARD OF LOS ANGELES

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CONCEPT DRAWINGS

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Landscape can reform a city but only with the help of other disciplines/ professions. Landscape architecture can be a catalyst to the reform needed in the urban setting and beyond. It isn’t a question of whether it can reform but rather a question of how and with what it will reform the city. Taken even further is the question of whether landscape is the way to reform the city. This brings up this notion of collaborations with other professions. There are reforms that engineers and architects will have to make to create this opportunity for the landscape to become the driving force in a better working and sustainable city. When, and only when, other professions know and see the impact the landscape can and does have on the city, will the landscape define the urban setting. -Team Backyard Contact: jcorea66@gmail.com


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