Center for Urban Agriculture

48-200 Architecture Design Studio: Composition

Second Year, Fall 2014

Advised by Jonathan Kline 

In an effort to revitalize the neighborhood of Larimer in eastern Pittsburgh, the Center for Urban Agriculture leverages architectural design to advocate for new models of food growth, distribution, and education.

The design of the Center for Urban Agriculture aims to provide a place for community engagement that will expose the general public to various methods of food production through a didactic experience. This is achieved through a series of slanted roof gardens that showcase gardeners' activities while serving the function of a park that can be utilized by the whole community. This idea of multipurpose spaces carried out into the design of the interiors, allowing for flexible, interconnected spaces that would accommodate for the changing needs of the program year-round.