A City at the Crossroads: 18th Street

In the spring semester 2007, the Department was able to receive funding from the NEH and the Graham Foundation to bring in Walter Hood to conduct a charrette focused on the 18th Street corridor from 18th and Vine to the Crossroads. 360 Architecture hosted the 2 day charrette and professionals from the city joined students in four teams that set out to generate new ideas for the 18th Street corridor focused on Landscape, Infrastructure, Architecture and Landmarks. Hood employed a charrette framework based on the 4/4 beat of Kansas City jazz, inspiring each team to generate at least 48 ideas for the corridor.