College of Design students and faculty assess UMore Park housing needs

Students and faculty from various programs in the College of Design's Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel (DHA) will assess UMore Park housing needs and desires, evaluate how retail can be connected successfully with the development, and explore how identity is perceived and desired in the community. The DHA activities are part of a program funded by the University's Office of Public Engagement and UMore Park. Faculty and students from various DHA disciplines will contribute the the UMore Park development through case studies, focus groups, research, and teaching activities.

During the fall 2009 semester, 18 undergraduate Architecture students worked on neighborhood concepts and residential building designs for UMore Park in design studio. Utilizing the concept master plan for UMore Park as the springboard for plans, the students' work encompasses a variety of housing and building models that demonstrate unique ideas.