2012 Hines Competition Finalist – University of California, Berkeley


“The Grand”

Team 2028
University of California, Berkeley

“Downtown Bayou” creates a residential neighborhood in downtown Houston with a distinct focus on connecting residents and workers to the Bayou and the rest of downtown.  A pedestrian corridor that cuts through the site links the Cultural District with new restaurants, offices, condos/apartments along with an open green space to the north of the railyard. A walkable scale is created by the introduction of new blocks, along with shifting Franklin Street north while maintaining its overall capacity.

Deepak Sohane (Team Leader), Master of Urban Design
Brian Chambers, Master of Urban Design
Carlos Emilio Sandoval Olascoaga, Master of Architecture
Jim Farris, Master of Business Administration
Momin Mahammad, Master of Urban Design

Faculty Adviser: Peter Bosselmann

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