NewSchool of Architecture and Design Graduates Launch Campaign to Develop Urban Project
October 4, 2013

NewSchool of Architecture and Design Graduates Launch Campaign to Develop Urban Project

To learn more about the project visit their Kickstarter Page.

Envisioned with a lifespan of two to three years, the RAD Lab in Urban Park downtown San Diego is a temporary "laboratory" urban infill project that offers sustainable solutions to vacant lots. The team of NSAD graduates envisions using retrofitted shipping containers to create an urban park in downtown San Diego's East Village area that will incorporate a dog park, outdoor beer garden, a plaza with food trucks and an event space for residents and visitors. They see it as being a template to revitalize other unused areas around the country. The project idea was developed during a class the students took at NSAD that was taught by Instructor Jorge Ozorno on "Architect as Developer."