The goal of this project was to design a building proposal for a new Center for Urban Agriculture in Pittsburgh which would serve as both a community center and a place for urban gardening. The basic programmatic requirements were to contain a teaching/outreach space, administrative offices, indoor market, equipment storage, greenhouse, material storage, fabrication space, and parking. Besides that, the project was mostly guided by what paths and aspects of the site we personally chose to focus on. The four main focuses of my design were the road, retaining wall, terrace growing, and light.
A naturally considered factor when creating an urban agricultural center, light was prioritized during the design process with the intentions of creating an enjoyable environment for the inhabitants with exposure to natural sunlight for both the plants and people.