DJ Bromley, Christopher Fettke von Koecritz, Kevin Ganjon, Ryan McCune, Leigh Muldrow, Delaney Pilotte
University of Delaware
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jules Bruck
Project Location: Hampton, VA
The city of Hampton, Virginia is on the front line of climate change with low elevation, high rate of land subsidence, and intense storm surge risk from direct exposure to the Atlantic Ocean.
This project uses the Global Carbon Market to catalyze nature based coastal infrastructure that is self-regenerating and captures carbon from the atmosphere while offering structural protection for both at risk coastal wetlands and human life.
Faculty Advisors: Andrew Hayes and Donna Shumpert
Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
The closure of the polluted Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Southwest Philadelphia offers an unprecedented opportunity to redevelop 1,300 acres of riverfront real estate. This proposal seeks to maximize public recreational and educational benefit on the site within a framework of sound economics by utilizing three restorative systems: materials recovery, soil creation, and ecological restoration. The site is comprehensively re-imagined as an industrial ecology which promotes circular economics, fosters wildlife habitat, and restores public health.
Faculty Advisors: Eric Tamulonis and Joe Sikora
Crescent Park aims to create an inclusive space that brings nature to the urban space, as well as bring the community together. The design celebrates the diversity of Upper Darby’s community and invites the residents into the greenspace.
The concentric circles delineated by planting and differing paving material flows through the site, weaving through coves of spaces with different uses and quality, the large multiuse space in the center for festivals and cultural events Upper Darby frequently hosts. A greenroof cafe, food truck row, and sculptures that symbolizes togetherness, energizes the space as an iconic community hub.
Faculty Advisor: Eric Tamulonis
Project Location: Trenton, NJ
Trenton has long been a nexus of connection. Conversion of a limited access waterfront highway into an urban boulevard will reunite the city with the Delaware River, a dynamic ecological asset. Enabled by this highway demolition, the new waterfront park facilitates cultural, ecological, and social connections by ‘braiding’ assets together into a meaningful, resilient, and accessible public place. The park responds to resident needs while creating an iconic signature landscape for New Jersey’s Capital City.