Silo City: An inclusive art destination

ARC605 | Fall 2017
Professor Edward Steinfeld

This studio explored the redevelopment of a vacant industrial complex into an arts and cultural center. The site, Silo City, is a large complex of grain elevators on the Buffalo River that is currently unoccupied. The goal was to generate ideas and excitement in the community for redevelopment of the site and to provide visualizations of what it could become with public and private investment. Principles of inclusive design were applied to demonstrate how a forbidding industrial relic can be transformed into an appealing international destination for a diverse population. The project included research and analysis, visioning exercises, urban design and building design.