February 22, 2009
The Spring 2009 Adaptations Graduate Architecture Studio recently participated in a community charrette in partnership with nonprofit Peerless Rockville.
The studio, led by Dr. B.D. Wortham-Galvin and Dean Garth Rockcastle, spent a weekend at the Rockville Public Library brainstorming strategies for saving, restoring and reinventing the "Pink Bank," a 1960s-era modernist building currently slated for destruction.
The charrette focused not only on the role of adaptive reuse and the sustainability of modern buildings but also on what it means to make a vigorous public realm in downtown Rockville.
Work from the charrette is on display now at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation as a part of the Subsequent Action exhibition. It is featured outside the Kibel Gallery through March 13.
Professor Wortham-Galvin was interviewed by Rockville Central Radio on February 13. Click here to download the interview.
Click here for Rockville Central's report of the event.
Participating students: Donny Ankri, Brian Brodeur, Kim Kramer, Sara Langmead, Lin Mao, Katherine Solether, Rachel Simon.
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