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Once the poster child of Norman Rockwell’s Americana, Norman, Oklahoma is now the poster child for suburban sprawl. This project attempts to remedy this tragic shift through the implementation of high-density housing along Main Street. Through air-rights development, apartments or condominiums may be built above the big-box or strip mall parking lots immediately along a given street right-of-way. Sidewalks would be planted with street trees to further encourage walking. These improvements would modify the proportions of the urban corridor, defining a much more pedestrian-friendly scale. This urban restructuring brings people and housing closer to cultural and commercial amenities.

With Conviction  

Portfolio of works of architecture and urban design.