Farm to Table
Placing the Farmer's Market at the forefront of slow food initiatives.
An architectural proposal for a local food hub in Charlottesville, VA.
Completed individually (3 months)
In downtown Charlottesville there is a two-block empty parking lot where the Charlottesville Farmer's Market occurs on Saturdays. I was tasked to redevelop the site to activate the surrounding site while paying respect to the surrounding city context. Due to the site needing to activate the local area, half of the time spent on the project was devoted to researching the surrounding site by local, neighborhood, and city-wide scales. Every decision that went into the design of the multi-purpose site originated from its surrounding context. The site developed creates a sustainable and regional food distribution system that benefits farmers, small businesses, and consumers of both high and low incomes. The site remedies the food insecurity disparity between north and south Charlottesville through providing food production, processing, and distribution assets for local citizens.
Model to show surrounding building context and slope.