01 SITE ANALYSIS
A site analysis for ENVIRONMENT • FORM • FEEDBACK | Strip District, Pittsburgh PA
Coordinator Dana Cupkova | Professor Matthew Huber • Matthew Plecity
Fall 2015 | Carnegie Mellon University
An introductory assignment to commence the first semester-long project ENVIRONMENT • FORM • FEEDBACK. This studio stressed heavily upon responding to the environment of the site, therefore an in-depth site analysis was a critical to the design process. Through visiting the site, the most noticeable observation was the environmental disconnect between the Strip District with its neighboring regions, the site, and other parts of the Strip District. Another intriguing observation was the inadequacy of plant life in the Strip District. The reason for the lack of vegetation lies in the historical roots of the Strip District; the location and accessibility of transportation made the Strip District an ideal location for industrial development. Therefore it can be concluded that the lack of vegetation is directly linked to industrial development that took place within the region. These diagrams convey these observations and concerns towards the structure of the Strip District.