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Fall 2016:

Fall 2016 ULI Competition Studio

This studio competition was modeled after the existing national ULI Hines Competition conducted annually for 3-4 person interdisciplinary teams to design a real estate development project on an assigned local site. Student teams produced site plans, architectural designs, and real estate proformas. Professional Architects, Developers, Engineers from Cincinnati ULI mentored the teams along with Faculty Members Frank Russell (Architect/Urban Designer-UC Niehoff Urban Studio) and Shaun Bond (UC Real Estate Center). List of Mentors: Michael Kady, Jason Chamlee, Lasserre Bradley, Sari Lehtinen, Stefan Cornelis, Thea Munchel, Chad Munitz, Jim Zentmeyer, Jeff Raser, Lydia Jacobs-Horton, Edward Ratterman, Ryan Laber, Tom Rowe, Chad Burke, Kevin Wright, Mike Dooley, Steve Kenat, Joe Nickol, Adam Gelter Among 25 students divided into 5 teams from the Real Estate, Architecture and Urban Planning fields, the winning team composed was awarded with the $5,000. Winning Team: Hymes Connor Nicholas, Strauch Toni Nicole, Zhu Qisheng, Harris Jalisa, Riusche Joseph

Team 1: Yasamin Enshaeian, Yilin Li, Guande Wu, Jonah Guttman, Yue Yan Poster

Team 2: Kellie Dunaway, Sadaf Khalil Zare, Sadaf Arsalani, Sutanu Majumber, Andrew Hannah Poster

Team 3: Ryan Craft, Kaaviyaa Nagarajan, Nathan Mertens, Austin Widman Poster

Team 4: (winning design)Connor Hymes, Toni Strauch, Qisheng Zhu, Jalisa Harris, Joseph Riusche Poster

Team 5: Crystal Collado, Jiajing Xie, Ruchira Khanvilkar, Yongkang Zhang, Chandler Berlinger Poster

 
 
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fall2014
Spring 2016:

Planning Senior Capstone

The Spring 2016 Planning Senior Capstone focused on creative placemaking and the next generation neighborhood business district in Cincinnati.

College Hill Projects

East Walnut Hills Projects

North Avondale Project

Roselawn Projects

 
 
fall2014
Spring 2016:

Creative Placemaking Competition

The Resilient Cities Studio took on Creative Placemaking as a focus for the Spring Semester. Architecture, Industrial Design, Urban Planning, and Communications students competed for best ideas among three neighborhoods. The Studio was conducted through the ProPel Collaboratory Program and sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky LISC. Community partners included the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Corp, Price Hill Will, and the Covington Center for Great Neighborhoods.

Knots Place (1st Place)

Emergence (2nd Place)

Price Hill Open Air Gallery (3rd Place)

Dream Life Bus Stop (Community Engagement)

33 Dreams

Creative Placemaking

Floating Gallery

Food Access for All

 
fall2014
Fall 2015:

Creative Placemaking Competition

The Resilient Cities Studio took on Creative Placemaking as a focus for the Fall Semester. Architecture, Industrial Design, Urban Planning, and Communications students competed for best ideas among three neighborhoods. The Studio was conducted through the ProPel Collaboratory Program and sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky LISC. Community partners included the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Corp, Price Hill Will, and the Covington Center for Great Neighborhoods.

Airstream Place Maker

Hellmann Parking Lot

Mixer Pixel

Modular Placemaker

Scaffolding Price Hill

 
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spring2015
Fall 2015:

Urban Land Institute Cincinnati Competition Studio

This studio competition was modeled after the existing national ULI Hines Competition conducted annually for 3-4 person interdiciplinary teams to design a real estate development project on an assigned local site. Student teams produced site plans, architectural designs, and real estate proformas. Professional Architects, Developers, Engineers from Cincinnati ULI mentored the teams along with Faculty Members.

Team 1 Poster | Report

Team 2 (winning design) Poster | Report

Team 3 Poster | Report

Team 4 Poster | Report

Team 5 Poster | Report

 
fall2014
Spring 2015:

Burnet Woods Senior Capstone

The Spring 2015 Rethinking Burnet Woods studio focused on the social, physical and environmental significance of the park and ways of reinvisioning its uses and amenities.

Burnet Woods Studio interactive final report

Fringe Projects

Valley Projects

Highland Projects

Overall District Planning Poster | Report

OpenHouse Video

Program Video

Open House and Community Forum

 
 
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Spring 2015:

ULI Hines Competition Cincinnati Studio

Another of the fruitful results of our partnership with ULI Cincinnati resulted in the National Recognition for the ULI Hines Competition of our student team composed by Neda Mohsenianrad, Adam Raynes, Amy Morgan and Maliheh Aghanasiri with the mentorship of ULI members: Dan McCarthy, Steve Kenat, Phil Denning, David Neyer and Leah Hollstein. Congratulations to the team!

Final board and Narrative

 
 
fall2014
Spring 2015:

Urban and Green Infrastructure in Burnet Woods

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted a Horticulture class for the Spring 2015 semester, in which students from architecture, interior design and planning produced a document with design and vegetation guidelines to unify and transform the park through green infrastructure.

Unifying through Green Infrastructure: Transforming one of Cincinnati's Oldest Parks Posters | Document

 

 
 
fall2014
Fall 2014:

Burnet Woods Plan Making Workshop

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted a varity of courses for the Fall 2014 semester; the primary studio initiated work on Burnet Woods and surroundings. The Rethinking Burnet Woods studio focused on the social, political and environmental significance of the park and ways of reinvisioning its uses and amenities.

Open house and presentation photos

The Art of Urban Ecology Poster | Report

Productive Landscape Poster | Report | Video

Improving Public Health Poster | Report

Soundscape Burnet Woods Poster | Report

Creating a Cohesive Streetscape Experience Poster | Report

Epicenter of an Ecodistrict Poster | Report

Commissioners of Seasonal Fun Poster | Report

Activity Net Poster | Report

 
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Civil Engineering Integrated Design

In addition to the primary studio focused on Burnet Woods, the Niehoff Urban Studio hosted the Senior Civil Engineering Capstone in partnership with the Engineering department. This course focused on the infrastructure possible to be implemented in the park. The fall semester built the foundation for continuing the work in the Spring 2015 term when the engineering students will be joined by arhictectural engineering, planning capstone and horticulture students. Together the teams will further explore the potential development of Burnet Woods.

Burnet Woods Lake Amenities and Programming Poster | Report

Connectivity of Burnet Woods Poster | Report

Dog Park, Amphitheater and Bandstand Poster | Report

Green Infrastructure Poster | Report

Hydrology Poster | Report

Playscape and Ropes Course Poster | Report

 
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Inquiry to Innovation Seminar

In the fall 2014 semester freshmen students in a UC Forward interdisciplinary class sought to uncover student body interests in Burnet Woods.

Actions Speal Louder\Raising Awareness Poster | Report

Gathering the Students Voice Poster | Report

Observing Current Student Activities Poster | Report

Social Media Poster | Report

Street Talk Poster | Report

An Inquiry of the Student Opinions on Burnet Woods Poster | Report

 

 

 
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spring2013

Urban Land Institute Cincinnati Competition Studio

The Niehoff Urban Studio, the UC School of Business, the Urban Land Institute Cincinnati and the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation partnered in giving UC students with a great professional experience while providing "an inside view" and a $5,000 prize for a final design for a new development in Walnut Hills this Fall. The course provided professional mentors, meetings and lectures.

Open house and presentation photos

Collaborators, ULI and UrbanCincy Press

Team 1 Poster | Report

Team 2 Poster | Report

Team 3 (winning design) Poster | Report

Team 4 Poster | Report

 
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