Urban Commons Lab

King Street Visioning Project

Neighborhood Revitalization: Featured at the Parallel Cases exhibition at the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the King Street Visioning Project is a collaborative effort between the University of Washington and multiple community organizations in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. The project addresses future transformation and revitalization of the district, using King Street as both a site and a catalyst. The project built on a series of community workshops that ‘listened’ to the everyday voices in the district. Based on these voices, a program of Activate, Identity, Connections, and Greening is developed that addresses both the spatial and temporal dimensions of change and focuses on not only the physical streetscape but also the broader interconnections, spatial layers, and social networks within the neighborhood and the city. [Link]

King Street Task Force (2009). Studio Instructor/ Jeff Hou. Project Partners/ ID2030 Design & Resource Center (Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority), Inter*Im Community Development Association. Students/ Erin Berg, Sarah Ferreter, Tori Halligan, Erica Huang, Michael Lewis, Heide Martin, Rachel Miller, Jordan Monez, Yosuke Oi, Bradley Pavlik, Michael Pickford, Eric Scharnhorst, Josho Somine, Rubi Del Rocio Vazquez Cruz, Katherine Wimble, Jie Yang.