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master’s thesis project jackie davis food access & awareness community center University of Oregon Portland – Department of Architecture // Professor: Hajo Neis, PhD. Instructors: Joshua Hilton & Vanessa Cass // Advisors: Lloyd Lindley & Tonie Esteban

Abstract The focus of this thesis was to tackle the much ignored issues of health, access to resources, economic growth and development, education and job opportunities in the ignored parts of cities like the Far South Side of Chicago. By first addressing the issue of food deserts, this project can begin to suggest solutions to some of the larger systemic problems in the area. The point is that the area needs a seed, a catalyst, a uniting of efforts, a cause, something to start the change. The solution then will help empower and provide knowledge and resources to the community members to take charge of their neighborhood and their lives. With ACCESS comes AWARENESS AWARENESS leads to either direct or indirect EDUCATION and EXPOSURE; and that KNOWLEDGE and POWER gives you CHOICE to take ACTION and CHANGE.

Table of Contents

The Designer Acknowledgments Introduction to the Problem__8 Chicago’s South Side _10 Opportunity_12 Client & Users _14 Program _16 Precedent Projects _18 Urban Context & Design _22 Transportation _24 Urban Design & Planning _26 Visioning Plan _28 Site _30 Building Development _32 Floor Plans _36 Sections & Rendering _38 Structure _44 Elevation & Materials _46

Jackie Davis Education Design 773.504.6654

855 sw Broadway Dr. #23 Portland, OR 97201

Master of Architecture | University of Oregon in Portland | June 2014 Bachelor of Science in Architecture | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | May 2012 Study Abroad | Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Versailles | 2010–2011 Waterleaf Architecture | Haiti Clinic Design Chosen to be Built | Portland, OR - Summer 2013

-Earned Best Overall Design, Most Constructible Scheme and People’s Choice of Design Competition -Created a locally sourced, affordable Schematic Design -Developed Construction Documents in Revit to spec for future build -Collaborated with local structural engineers and construction administration student

Winnipeg Art Gallery Addition | Winnipeg, Canada - Spring 2013

-Conceptualized culturally sensitive addition to meet the needs of art director and Inuit community -Generated a 3D BIM model of existing building in a week, from as-builts, for further studio use -Produced interior & exterior renderings to demonstrate character of the addition and new facade


Archon Prize UIUC | Essential Dwelling Design Competition - Champaign, IL - Spring 2012 -Earned 3rd place in an all-level, school-wide competition -Collaborated with landscape architecture student to create an integrated, sensitive design concept for a 1,000 sq.ft. home following the tornado destruction in Joplin, MO Housing Feasibility Analysis & Proposal | Portland, OR - November 2013 -Conducted site selection through observation and research of site ownership, market actors & zoning -Evaluated housing typology design options for site restrictions and code requirements -Resulted in a $14M profit in final development proforma Adaptive Reuse Development Scheme | Portland, OR - Winter 2013 -Produced most viable ROI from a mixed use program of leasable spaces and architectural renovations appropriate for the character of the neighborhood and market forces -Applied phasing to an existing Revit model to show demo and renovation interventions -Generated mixed media renderings to show future vision of the immediate site around the building Related Coursework| University of Oregon - Portland, OR -Planning and the Housing Market -Prefab Intergenerational Housing -Housing Prototypes


-Mixed Use Urban Development -Housing Design -Principles of Urban Design

Center for Public Interest Design | Design Build | Titanyen, Haiti - December 2013 -Participated in four week design charette to find solutions for girl’s orphanage dormitory courtyard -Traveled to Haiti and built porch, shade structure for girl’s dormitory -Built column form work; Poured and vibrated concrete footings; Measured and cut steel angles for columns and roof frames; Welded Roof frames; Assembled roof and column joints for welding Global Architecture Brigades| Construction | UIUC - Santa Rosa, Honduras - May 2011 -Participated with other university students in construction of a middle school that would serve the 15 surrounding communities in rural Honduras -Assembled CMU walls, leveled earth, tied rebar for form work, mixed cement, built up columns


Architects in Schools| Sabine Elementary - Portland, OR - January 2013 -Related architects’ role in the profession and how we problem solve to the students -Collaborated with local architects and teacher on a sustainable tree village project with students Personal: Optimism, Strategic Thinking, Teamwork, Faith, Leadership Software: Revit, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator InDesign, Microsoft Office Craft: Sketching, Hand Drafting, Model Building, Laser Cutting

Originally from the Far South Side of Chicago, IL. Jackie attended Morgan Park High School and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Through her fascination with people and their dynamic relationships within communities and the larger city, urban architecture, community development, real estate and planning have developed as points of interest in her architectural education. Each new site and problem reveal the unique opportunities within the framework of their individual culture, place and people. Being acutely aware of the disparities between the segregated communities she grew up in, she is more interested in causes that address the under-served and disadvantaged. Her passion to help lessen the opportunity gap with her skills and critical thinking in the architecture profession become apparent in her portfolio of work and experience in ‘social architecture’ or ‘public interest design.’ Whether it be community visioning, working with CDC’s, building schools and community centers, or designing and building houses. She is versatile and personable, a strategic thinker and a leader, optimistic and full of faith, with values in authenticity and community. Jackie Davis / Master’s Thesis / University of Oregon / Neis / 5

Acknowledgments I’d like to thank my mother who raised me, mostly on her own, but also the loving and supportive community of Beverly & Morgan Park that I grew up in. The openness and acceptance provided me the opportunity to be exactly who I was while exploring my interests and talents as a kid and I realize not every child is afforded that grace, so thank you all. To my brilliant high school teachers, I realize in retrospect what a difficult job you had teaching in the Chicago Public School system. I want you to know that you made every difference in my life. Being a strong, dedicated, educated influence in my life is what I needed at that time. You inspired me to keep pushing forward and gave me the tools and resources to do so; so thank you.

To Art Kaha, my professor from Architecture 101 at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, who told us most of us wouldn’t grow up to be architects and that that’s okay. Thank you for motivating me with those words which lite a fire within me to persevere even harder. I needed that too. And to Lee Waldrep for letting me into his office to weigh all of my big life decisions on him. Thank you for listening and always being honest.

To Alejandro and Magali Lapunzina, from my experience spending a year abroad in France, you two were everything to me that year, parents, directors, administrators, guidance counselors, safety nets, and teachers. I continually give recognition, praise and thanks for the opportunity to take that trip. Andit all wouldn’t have been possible without your self-less kindness, support and dedication. I am forever grateful.

To my grandmother for always being the rock of the family and always showing your love and support from afar. You have played a bigger role in my life than I could ever fully comprehend or acknowledge, but know that I love you dearly and was so happy to have your support throughout my collegiate growth and development. Thanks for helping see me through it.

Finally, to my late father, Bruce Davis, who passed away exactly ten years prior to the day of my final master’s thesis presentation, even though you were distant in my lifetime, your presence and spirit lived through me as I picked up your creative talents and active endeavors. I am honored and proud to follow in your footsteps in becoming an architect and master builder. I hope that you see my accomplishments and that I have made you proud.

Sincerely, Jacqueline Rochelle Davis June 5th, 2014 Jackie Davis / Master’s Thesis / University of Oregon / Neis / 7

Introduction to the Problem More than 23 million Americans, including 6.5 million children, live in low-income urban and rural neighborhoods that are more than a mile away from a supermarket. These communities, where access to affordable, quality, and nutritious foods is limited, are known as “food deserts.� Lack of access contributes to poor diet and can lead to higher levels of obesity and other dietrelated diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.1 1.

Mari Gallagher Research on Chicago Food Dessert (map)

FOOD ACCESS & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Thesis Statement “Fresh food is inaccessible to the people in the Roseland community on the South Side of Chicago. Therefore people lack the awareness and exposure to healthy food choices. My Youth Center and Community Garden will provide supplemental skill-based education and resources with a focus on food production, growing, cooking and eating. This will help foster growth and development of the at-risk youth and larger community in hopes of a more prosperous life.”

In a typical African-American

health outcomes can be moderated

block, the nearest grocery store is

by access to food and to food balance

roughly twice as distant as the nearest

is an important finding. Translation:

fast food restaurant. This means that,

something can be done about it. The

for African-Americans, it is much easier

built environment constitutes a set

to access fast food than other types of

of deliberate choices: to develop,

food. Grocery store locations proves

subsidize or finance a grocery store –

to be a significant factor in obesity

or not to happens by choice, not by

outcomes; the farther the grocery store,

chance. 1

the higher the obesity rate. That poor 1. The Chicago Food Desert Progress Report – June 2011

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Chicago’s Far South Side The South Side’s reputation always seems to precede itself. In the recent past media focus has been on school’s closing, the increase in gang related violence and death and crime. Historically the South and Far South Side of Chicago were some of the first places that Negroes could migrate up from the South to get work. Unfortunately during Chicago’s biggest growth in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s was the time of severe segregation and isolation in the real estate market, including redlining of neighborhoods. The map on the left is a Census Map of Chicago’s Race by Neighborhood and consequently shows the segregation that has persisted in the area.


Chicago Neighborhood Census Map by Race

The demographics of the

suffers from what is called retail

neighborhood Morgan Park/Roseland

redlining where businesses are

neighborhoods are stark. Mostly 100%

shunned away from any economic

African American with low education

investment or development because of

attainment, and incidently very low

the stigma of the neighborhood. This

household median incomes. The

haults any sommunity from thriving

neighborhood being mostly single family

or growing, and again severing any

homes, people have to travel long

economic growth prospects.

distances to jobs. The neighborhood

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Opportunity Many inspiring opportunities for new food education and attainment is happening in and around the city. On a federal and city wide levels there are plans and initiatives in place to grow local food systems and lessen the access gap while raising awareness about health and prosperity in healthy food choices. However, many of these programs have not yet reached the Far South Side of Chicago. While there are endless models for sustainable food systems and growing and sharing methods, there is a gap in that initiation and or implementation in this sort of area. There is an opportunity to set a precedent with a single building as a catalyst project that will serve as an education tool and a beacon for future growth and information spreading.

Job Tr

Job Trainin

Gary Comer Youth Center & 69th Street Farm

First Lady, Michelle Obama, speaking on behalf of the Let’s Move campaign

Food Hubs Farmers Markets Meat Infrastructure Meat Processors

Black Oaks Farmer Apprenticeship Program (Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program) Growing Home & 61st Urban Farm (Farmers Market Promotion Program)


Ga Comer Youth Gary Center - (Youth education for nutrition and agriculture)


SITE - Health & Wellness Center

This is a map from the U.S.

are completely left out or devoid of

Department of Agriculture which allows

the solutions being proposed. So my

you to visualize in GIS data format where

neighborhood and site were chosen to

local food programs and systems are.

start a catalyst project to start a food

While there are many new programs and

revolution in this area.

opportunities happening in the South Side, as you can see some neighborhoods

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Client / Users Kids Off the Block is a non-profit located in the Roseland neighborhood who’s aim is to keep kids off the streets and away from the draw of gang activity and helping them advance in their education to help them be more college or job ready. While Growing Home is located North of the neighborhood on 65th St. They aim to give skill based job opportunities in the realm of organic farming to unemployed residents in 3 month training periods and assist in the translating of these new job skills and experiences in resume workshops to help find new employment. Together with Fenger High School, these two programs would work to help bring up the next generation of youth while serving a common cause of creating local job opportunities, creating new food sources and access while giving them better economic and health prospects for the future. These activities would help to serve the effort of keeping kids out of gangs and in the classroom if they are learning a useful, hands on skill that they can see manifesting in front of them.

Chicago Public School Kids

Community Meeting (above) Community Urban Farm (below) Fenger High School Classroom (right)

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Program The program is unique in that it aims to combine the needs and resources of three organizations. As in most successful mixed use buildings, there needs to be multiple venues to support activity and use throughout the day for a diverse user groups. Ground Floor:



Second Floor:



Uncommon Ground Restaurant

Growing Home Urban Farm

Fenger H.S. Programs


Contributing Partners/Organizations Community Center Courtyard Facade

Growing Home and Fenger autonomously have influence in the neighborhood. The Community Center would act as a catalyst to educate and bring people together to spread the word and effect larger change in the area .

Potential Day’s Activities: Morning: -Daycare Drop Off -Senior Breakfast -Non-Profit Work Day Start -High School Kids Arrive via Bus/ Stop in on way to school to get a healthy snack or smoothie Afternoon: -Walkable Lunch Option for business owners and residents in the neighbor hood & those high schoolers who have off-campus lunch privileges -Elective Classes offered for students (Home Ec, Cooking, Nutrition, Farming) - Playtime

-Feild trips for neighboring schools to Rooftop Garden -City meetings & outreach Evening: Resume writing classes Family Cooking Classes Events in Communal Hall Restaurant open for dinner Fund raisers

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Precedents - FoodSHED Jensen Architects This project was particularly striking because of the simplicity of the form and the similarity of the program offered. The main room serves as a public event space but also access to the other program elements. The traditional shed form is expressed with moment trusses and exposed wooden detailing and glass on either end to see into and out of the building. It allows for a blend of indoor and outdoor spaces with it’s openings.

Front Permeable Entry

Simple Ground Floor Plan (above) Event Space (left)

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Precedents - Gary Comer Youth Center John Ronan Architects The Gary Comer Youth Center offers positive extracurricular education in a welcoming and safe environment. Their mission is to provide the support for students to graduate from high school prepared to pursue college and careers. They offer academic support, enrichment programs, college readiness, and teen employment. This program was an excellent precedent for combinations of activities and services to include in the building along with the rooftop garden and food education component.

Exterior Facade

Roof Top Garden with Surrounding Education Spaces (above) Children in Youth Center programs (left & top)

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Urban Context Chicago’s grid was laid out on a mile by mile grid for major commercial thoroughfares. The residential blocks between these are approximately 625’ long North/ South by 300’ West/East. The block structure allows for residential on either side with a shared alley in between. The area is zoned for mostly single family residential with this ribbon development of commercial or industrial along the major roads. The area was almost exclusively built up in the 1940’s and 50’s. The commercial streets and neighborhood in general suffer from the sprawling auto-centric development of that time with half of the street being parking lots. The ribbon development stands to benefit from more mixed use, denser transit oriented development with more variety in housing types including multi family rental opportunity.




10’ Median

30’ Two Lane Street w/ Parking

13’ Sidewalk



10’ Median

30’ Two Lane Street w/ Parking

13’ Sidewalk

Halsted Street

Halsted Street

11’ Total

40’ Two Way Street w/ Parking

5’ Buffer

6’ Sidewalk

11’ Total

40’ Two Way Street w/ Parking

5’ Buffer

6’ Sidewalk

111th Street

Housing Type Options

111th Street

Halsted Street Section (above) TIF map (below)

The typology in the area is mostly

my site, there’s a garden shop, Planned

single story brick bungalows. Other

Parenthood, car mechanic, and local

commercial buildings have a pattern of

beauticians and convenience stores.

large storefront windows facing the street with stone applied facades. The former electric rail line on Halsted was covered up to make room for the car. The area has a lot of mechanic shops, service or utility shops, and fast food. Within the block of

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Halsted ST Interstate 57

111th ST New Red Line Proposed Stop

Storage Yard

Vacant Green Lot

Fenger H.S.

115th ST Abandoned Kmart Lot

Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago

119th ST

Shopping Center Development

Map of Opportunity Areas and Major Projects in the Area

Existing Transit Center for End of the Red Line at 95th Street

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Urban Design & Planning After identifying the major factors and key actors invested in this community and opportunities with new projects coming in, I located my site on the seam of Halsted St. embedded deep in the community and in proximity to the local high school. Street improvements and local incentives could help encourage new plantings and more local and home gardens. Planting more productive/ edible gardens is another way to create more food access.

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Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Area of Focus & Site Selection

Halsted Street Design

The Urban Framework Plan would

be to green the streets and give new life to the run down, sprawling, auto-centric street of Halsted. This new green stitch would also help serve as an awareness and education piece for the community to learn about green systems and growing their own food. 111th Street Design

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Visioning Plan



Some of the goals of the Chicago GOTO2040 Plan were : • Support Local Food • Increase Access to Information • Improve Transit • Develop Workforce

HALSTED STREET _ densify commercial corridor

MULTIFAMILY HOUSING_ allow for new housing typologies MAJOR INTERSECTION _ zone for greater density


SITE GREEN SPACE _ create more parks & green roofs MAJOR TAYLOR TRAIL _ plant productive landscaping


URBAN FARM _ start local farm to serve community

REINTRODUCE GRID _ restructure infill development

My aim in this Urban framework Plan was to redevelop Halsted Street and create greater job access and economic viability and collaboration within the community with the coming of the Red Line Extension and the addition of the Urban Farm. The community center will be the first of many new buildings to create a more lively, walkable urban street.

RED LINE_ rail extension provides greater access to jobs

TS_ stitch across Halsted with street trees

Chicago, IL

FENGER HIGH SCHOOL_ after school programs

The Loop

FAR SOUTH SIDE Morgan Park & Roseland Seam between Halsted Street 2hr. 45min. on public transit to downtown

One of the roles that the community center serves to make the project and people more self sustaining is to EMPOWER the people with the tools, knowledge and resources to do things them selves. So whether it’s kids teaching their siblings to cook, or a grandma starting her own garden to share with her neighbor, or a local handyman starting a business in his garage, the community center will help the regenerative cycle. These pieces will help give the people more social and economic capital to expand and build their lives.

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The Site On the left you can see the existing conditions of Halsted Street just South of 111th Avenue (a major car toroughfare). Many lots are vacant and or taken over by empty parking lots even though there is plenty of street parking to suffice. Originally my goal was to identify one of the vacant lots as my site, but it became clear through close study and iteration that the ideal site for access and connection between the high school and the new community garden along Halsted would be the South East corner of the 112th St intersection.


1. Street View of 112th St Intersection

Google Earth - Halsted Street

Halsted ST

Increase Density Mixed Use Development

112th ST

Community Center 13

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Halsted Street Development

Siting / Building Development Major considerations for the buildings siting and development were major retail and commercial attractors be on the street front as a precedent for future development patterns and to draw interest. Also the integration of new kinds of urban open and green space within the urban development. Using the building as a beacon or advertisement for food education and access was important as well.

1. Midterm Concept Rescheme // Rooftop Garden Integrated Farm to Table Kitchen

2. Midterm Concept Rescheme // The Building as a Greenhouse, exposing people to throughout.

Midterm Elevation of two programmed buildings

Midterm Courtyard Render looking at main eatery

Concept Section of how the building itself would be a greenhouse // Stacking the growing, eating, and learning about food.

Midterm Greenhouse Render Jackie Davis / Master’s Thesis / University of Oregon / Neis / 33

Process Part of the goal in redeveloping the street was to create a more comfortable, inviting urban space. There was existing a clear set of zones or layers to the site from the existing urban infrastructure. However I wanted to break it down further to create texture and pattern that would direct the users into a more appropriate scale urban living room or outdoor courtyard. The buildings program required seperate spaces for more public gathering functions and more private functions. 1
















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Ground Floor Plan 112TH STREET


Second Floor Plan



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North South Section looking East

Rendering of Courtyard

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Farm to Table Restaurant This is a sample menu from the precedent restaurant in Chicago called Uncommon Ground




DINNER starters

Pork & Eggs Chilaquiles Breakfast Burritos lemon poppyseed ricotta pancakes nutella banana french toast uncommon huevos spring omlet breakfast sliders organic housemade granola trout polenta & eggs 2 organic farm eggs any style seasonal eggs benedict baked artichoke dip sweet potato fries vegetarian chili homemade soup sunshine salad Legacy turkey melt Helen’s GrilledChicken Sandwich

baked artichoke goat cheese & pesto dip korean chili spiced calamari seasonal farmers market flatbread creamy polenta & mushroom gyro meatballs Laughing Bird shrimp cakes La Quercia pancetta & grilled asparagus warm housemade pretzel tesso ham&peas sweet potato fries veg. chili


house salad spring greens & grains salad sunshine salad uncommon chopped salad


Housemade spring pea ravioli bacon wrapped meatloaf seafood pasta Guntrop farms crispy chicken breast bison strip steak pan seared arctic char Organic coffee & spiced rubbed Black Earth pork chop seared scallop risotto river valley ranch mushroom flip Q7 ranch grass fed free range burger Breslin Farms organic black bean burger Helen’s grilled chicken burger Chef’s ramen burger

West East Section - kitchen / classrooms

Exposed Kitchen Clyde Commons in Portland, OR was the inspiration or intension behind the design and layout of the restaurants kitchen. Most prep and heavy duty ovens are in the back of house while the action is all up front for customers and passersby to see.

Renderings of Spaces

daycare classroom looking out to playground

rooftop garden structure from west entry

North South - daycare / roof top garden Jackie Davis / Master’s Thesis / University of Oregon / Neis / 41

Community Hall / Atrium Render

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Built Up Green Roof & Skylight

Wood Perlins

Beam Grid System

Column Posts

Glulam Post & Beam Construction

Building Model

The site model displays the existing site context in white; new proposed urban infil in walnut; and the community center in pine and bass wood with papyrus for permeable paving and natural sea sponges for trees.

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Ă–ko Skin slat wall panels glass fiber concrete

Vertical Fins for West Shading

Chicago red brick

West Elevation - Halsted Side

Wood mullion curtain wall; radiant concrete flooring

Building Model Facade

The major facade of the building facing Halsted is West facing. The elevation carries similar patterns and textures across the two buildings while still distinguishing them as individual units.

top of roof 42’ - 6” roof 32’ - 0”

second floor 15’ - 0”

ground floor

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Exterior Render from NW Corner

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Greece Community Center: Supporting Our Youth

Jackie Davis


The unsafe and neglected conditions in which the under privileged youth live are not condusive to their development to partake in a productive & healthy future in society, and thus, are being held back.

solution Create a community center that can foster growth and healthful development of youth by providing supplemental skill-based education and resources.

Chicago, IL


(Re)Generative Design_Master's of Architecture Final Thesis Project  
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Food Education and Community Action Center Far South Side - Chicago, IL Jackie Davis