Landscape Architecture Students Participate in City of Guelph Charrette "The Knot"

Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016

Written by Karen Landman

Second year BLA and MLA students participated in a day-long design charrette on November 4, 2016 with the City of Guelph staff. The focus of the charrette was the complicated Guelph intersection of MacDonnell, Wyndham, Wellington, Arthur and Elizabeth streets, where one also encounters two rail crossings. All this, and the Speed River corridor with associated bike paths and trail system, made for a complex and difficult design problem which we labelled "The Knot". The goal of the charrette was to examine how the site could develop amenity spaces for an increasing downtown population due to significant residential condominium development. Students toured the site, sat in on information presentations from City staff,  broke into groups to develop conceptual solutions, and presented their ideas to City staff.

Landscape Architecture Students sitting around tables participating in design charrette
Landscape Architecture students participating in City of Guelph design charrette

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