BDC is part of a comprehensive design and engineering team tasked with delivering safety improvements for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians within the Crums and Rockford Lane area of Dixie Highway. Key to these design improvements is the desire make this a viable commercial corridor as such design improvements include adding new sidewalks and lighting, widening existing sidewalks and redesigning medians.
Key design features include:
All work is being coordinated with KYDOT and FHWA and must adhere to federal design guidelines.
The Center for Women & Families sought to transform the current courtyard into a restorative and playful space for the residents of the shelter. Through our understanding of the project context, we developed three goals;
Though the courtyard space was relatively small, areas were designed for moms to congregate, children to play and people to gathering. A ribbon like tricycle path winds its way through the courtyard, providing an active play element. Gardening and harvesting of flowers and edible plants are a focus of the garden, bringing healing to those who care for them.
The Pivot is located in Louisville's Portland Neighborhood and features the adaptive reuse of an existing 32,059 SF vacant warehouse building. The first floor will become a theater and the home of the Louisville Film Society. The second floor will become an office flex space where individuals or businesses can obtain a membership to utilize the desks, conference rooms and office equipment on an as-needed basis.
BDC worked collaboratively with the owner and architects to create the development and landscape plans for the project.
Working with GLI on a fast-tracked, basis, Urban1 prepared a site development plan as a tool for enticing a steel manufacturing company to relocate in West Louisville. This brownfields site was the former home of American Tobacco and is located along a major rail line. The building program and associated site requirements were met while still maintaining an urban street wall along Muhammad Ali Boulevard and the parking and circulation was situated behind the building. Such a development would have created numerous jobs and served as a catalyst for site remediation, as well as other possible developments in the area
This private residence originated with the needs of a large family in mind, but with an eye for refinement. A series of three interconnected spaces was conceived, each with unique characteristics and programmatic elements. The change in backyard elevation was optimized, setting the different spaces apart. The expansive upper dining and living terrace connects the home to the backyard and is the beginning point for a three tiered fountain; the courtyard with its bosque of columnar trees contains a reflecting pool and ‘floating’ walkway of limestone; the lower terrace includes a pool, cabana, hot tub and fire pit. Durable and lasting materials were chosen for this design, including limestone, bluestone and ipe wood. Irrigation and lighting were also component of the design.
Set in the rolling terrain of Floyd Knobs, a master plan was created for the immediate surroundings of the home and is intended to be realized over time as each piece of the overall design is implemented. The master plan includes a small napping cabin adjacent to the pond, a swimming pool, vegetable gardening, play yard, and an upper terrace, all of which are interconnected with a series of walkways. The substantial amount of elevation changes allowed for separation of spaces, creating a series of rooms in the landscape.