2005 Hines Competition Finalist – Columbia University


“Tail’s End”

Team 3789
Columbia University

The Tail’s End master plan establishes a regional scale open space framework. This framework capitalizes on existing site potentials, treats water as an honored resource, redefines infrastructure to generate investor benefits, and redistributes ecological resources within the region at large. Four locations serve as catalysts to initiate the balance of programs that structure phased development at Tail’s End. Each capitalizes on specific ecological, commercial, and educational networks found in the Salt Lake City region. The “Open Exchange” parkland network grounds the development’s social, ecological, and economic sustainability. The siting of civic institutions takes advantage of neighborhood parks; diverse housing offerings also array around these social spaces. Plantings, solar panels, and water-capture infrastructures built into each parkland capture renewable energy resources. By maximizing investments and reducing long-term residential costs, the “Open Exchange” gives Tail’s End a clear identity, and positions it as financially conservative and ecologically innovative.

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

Melissa Dittmer, Master of Architecture and Urban Design
Kleber Salas, Master of Architecture and Urban Design
Alejandro Guerrero, Master of Architecture and Urban Design
Elliott Cohen, MBA
Kate Scott, Master of Science in Urban Planning

Faculty Adviser: Andrea Kahn
Professional Adviser: Richard Bass, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

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