The original and full post was published on the school's blog
Martin Stigsgaard, Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture, challenged his second year Masters of Architecture students with a housing project for 25,000 people at the site of the Baruch Houses, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Their proposals are both responsive to the NYC 20% affordable housing initiative, and to the flood zone threat on the East River. Three groups of four to five team members explored unique approaches and thoroughly developed their iterations of the project. On October 29th, midterm reviews took place at SSA to continue this conversation about verticality and urban density. The studio was honored to have highly esteemed reviewers in attendance to give constructive feedback on the progress. The guests included: John Cetra, Kenneth King, Julio Salcedo, Arnault Biou, Susanne Milne, Brad Horn, Cesare Birignani, Taewook Cha, and Eirini Tsachrelia.