2011 Hines Competition Finalist – University of Oklahoma


“Rainier Boulevard”

Team 0923
University of Oklahoma

Rainier Boulevard is the future of concentrated growth in Seattle.  As an urban village, Rainier Boulevard provides a pedestrian-friendly balance of housing and employment density around the Mt. Baker light-rail station.  Rainier Boulevard further capitalizes on regional transit investments by transforming a product of sprawl into a multi-modal and authentic Seattle destination.  In response to existing site conditions, Rainier Boulevard focuses on five development objectives:  integrate the pedestrian realm while balancing traffic needs, utilize phased placemaking strategies to deliver financial performance, create a community towncenter worthy of regional attraction, strengthen existing park connections showcasing the mature street tree canopy, and celebrate cultural diversity while empowering local entrepreneurs.  Together, these objectives provide the framework for establishing the character of this neighborhood redevelopment and its connection to greater Seattle.

Brandon Coates, Bachelor of Architecture, Team Leader
Christopher James Maupin, Master of Business Administration
Jordan Maxwell, Bachelor of Architecture
John Postic, Bachelor of Architecture
Benjamin K. Trantham, Master of Regional and City Planning

Faculty adviser:  Blair Humphreys
Professional adviser:  Hans Butzer, Butzer+Gardner

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