Walter Parks, Architect, a firm just around the corner, is renovating 205-207 to house new offices. Keeping the parcels adjoined, Parks’ team is reinterpreting the stone-cold 1960s renovation to enhance street-level connectivity with more transparency. On the first floor in the program, Parks is collaborating with Interior Design professor and architect Camden Whitehead, Graphic Design professor John Malinoski, and Fashion Design professor Kristen Caskey to create a collaborative studio environment called MoB (or Middle of Broad). The proposal has been submitted to the dean of Virginia Commwealth University’s School of the Arts and, if accepted, MoB can expect to conduct studio as early as Fall 2012.
More plans for the MoB proposal can be found athttp://readinform.com/feature/an-urban-imperative/.