Urban Commons Lab

Re-Envisioning Hing Hay Park

Park Expansion: Located in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, Hing Hay Park is one of three neighborhood parks that were developed in the 1970s and 1980s to address the need for neighborhood improvement in the district. Similar to many downtown parks in the city, Hing Hay Park faces several difficult challenges, including safety and activation. The recent plan by the city to double the size of the park through the acquisition of the adjacent US Post Office presents an opportunity to address the current problems facing the park. The project was carried by 14 visiting undergraduate students from Chung Yuan University in Taiwan, using a storefront studio in the neighborhood that provided students with close access to the site and the neighborhood. The project was supported in part by funding from the Seattle Office of Economic Development and the US Environmental Protection Agency. [Report]

Collaborative with Inter*Im Community Development Association, the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, and the Department of Landscape Architecture at Chung Yuan University (CYLA) in Taiwan (2008). Studio Instructor/ Jeff Hou. Research Assistant/ Shumei Huang. Students/ Tien-Yu Chao, Pei-Wen Chen, Yi-Fen Chiang, I-Ting Chuang, Shu-Ching Huang, Tsung-Yao Kuo, Chuo-Yin Lee, Wan-Chu Lin, Pei-Yu Liu, Lauren Shih, Hui-Nien Tsai, Chih-Li Tseng, Yu-Ting Tseng.