Palo Alto, CA High Speed Rail, Transit Oriented Master plan
The master plan vision was put-together by experts of a Design Consortium and Carrasco Associates in Palo Alto, to facilitate public discussion around the High Speed Rail Corridor proposed to connect San Francisco with Los Angeles, passing through Palo Alto. Arundhati was a part of the core design team and developed 3D models and conceptualized the new station.
The Master Plan envisioned, focussed on the joint property rights to raise millions of dollars from prime real-estate. Making “tunnelling” of High Speed Rail corridor in downtown Palo Alto, economically feasible. Project site was 31 acres and won the AIACC 2010 Vision award.
Philadelphia, Avenue of the Arts (Urban Design Research)
The project extended to 11 city blocks along Broadway Street. Avenue of the Arts was proposed by the City Government to connect new and old performing art theatres. There were concerns in the community about inflated rents, eventually leading to eviction of several smaller artist communities.
The research mapped small arts based communities interested to join the project. The famous Mural Arts Program (MAP) supported youth communities keeping them away from distractions, like substance abuse and graffiti. The research focussed on ways to make the BIG and the small artists interact and benefit from an Art Oriented Development.
Navy Yard | Philadelphia, USA
Part of research and concept design project. The 200 acre site was located in Philadelphia's Historic Navy Yard. Concept was to create spaces for a vibrant 24-7 community.
With premier institutes, returning commercial and art activity, Philadelphia was gaining the image of a happening city.
The selected scheme utilized the backwaters as canal ways for the residential district. Apartments were envisioned as classical town homes with modern amenities.
Caroldale Pre-Design | Los Angeles, USA
6.5 acre site pre-design services provided to analyse the campus potential to take on higher enrollment.
Designs were suggested based on estimated project costs and requirements provided by the USD and specific school.
Arundhati was a part of core design team. Project by HY Architects. Rendered images displayed.