Congrats to Jonathan, Devan and Pendulum Studio on 10 years well spent!
Ten years ago, architect Jonathan O’Neil Cole was kind enough to donate his time to work with our Urban Planning and Design students on a 3-day charrette exploring how to (re)connect 18th and Vine to the Crossroads (sound familiar?)…
This month his firm with Devan Case celebrates ten years in the business.
In the spring of 2007, we worked with Jonathan and guest designer Walter Hood of Hood Studio to explore four themes that would help to bridge the gap between east and west along 18th Street: Architecture, Infrastructure, Monument and Landscape – a four part design process informed by the 4/4 time signature of Kansas City jazz. It was a blast and we all enjoyed working with Jonathan, Walter and a variety of awesome designers. You can check out the work here: http://acityatthecrossroads.umkc.edu/plan.html
Recent alumni honoree Stephen Risse and KCMO city planner Ashley Winchell were among the students that participated.
Thanks to Pendulum and all of the Kansas City firms that make our studio-based design pedagogy possible.