On the Road of Life: A Redevelopment Plan for Rzhevka 35

Project (Studio)

From June 15 to July 10, 2009, six graduate Urban Studies and Planning students from the University of Maryland (UMD) and seven graduate Architecture students from the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois, and Cornell University worked with sixteen Architecture students from the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Construction Engineering (SPSUACE) to prepare a redevelopment plan for an 18-hectare site at Rzhevka (Rzhevka 35), on the outskirts of the City of St. Petersburg. The faculty advisors were Marie Howland, David Falk, and Garth Rockcastle from UMD and Vladimir Linov from SPSUACE. On July 10, we presented our redevelopment plan to the prospective development company, representatives from the City Planning Department, and SPSUACE faculty. As a final product, this paper summarizes our development process and our final recommendations.


Faculty Advisors: Marie Howland, David Falk, Vladimir Linov, Garth Rockcastle


A project by the
University of Maryland
School of Architecture, Planning,
and Preservation


Together with the
Saint Petersburg State
University of Architecture and
Construction Engineering

Marie Howland
Laura Ainsman
Eddie Bates
Danielle Felix
Kendra Grant
Shawna Grant
Cheyenne Irby
Parlin Meyer
Adam Muirfield
Ceara O'Carroll
Alyse Riggin
Siobhan Rockcastle
Dana Rothstein
Rebecca Shaaf
Spring 2009
Faculty Advisors