Unity Heritage Neighborhoods Design Workshop

University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design Studio

The University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design Studio will be traveling to Tulsa to work with our community to provide positive visions for future development.  The studio will be conducting a 3-month design study focused on the Unity Heritage Neighborhoods located immediately north of downtown. The study broadly encompasses areas such as the Brady Heights Historic District, Emerson Elementary, Greenwood, and the Evans-Fintube site.

To kick-off this effort, the studio will be conducting a week-long design workshop to meet with the local community, to hear our thoughts for the area, and to begin envisioning the possibilities with us through a series of visual urban and architectural designs. Come on out and imagine the future together!

Monday, September 11th, 6-8pm  |  36 Degrees North
Workshop Introduction and Initial Community Input:  Meet the team. Hear about the components necessary for making vibrant, walkable, mixed-use, diverse, and inclusive cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Share your vision and desires for the area.

Wednesday, September 13th, 6-8pm  |  The Greenwood Cultural Center
Mid-Week Design Presentation & Initial Feedback: Check out the in-process urban and architectural designs and provide feedback for the students to work on to further shape the vision.

Friday, September 15th, 6-8pm  |  Location TBD
End-of-Workshop Design Presentation & Feedback:  See the final designs from the week and provide your thoughts and feedback for the students to continue to work on during the remainder of their study. The studio will return to Tulsa in December to present their final designs and findings for the community to use as an ongoing resource.


About the University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design Studio:
The Studio works with local communities to provide positive visions and strategies for future development. The work of the studio is rooted in the principles of traditional architecture and urbanism, which understands the connection between the built environment and human flourishing and which promotes the benefits of healthy, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and well-made local architecture.

The studio has worked with cities and towns all over the U.S. – from Skaneateles, NY, to Lafayette, LA, to Ventura, CA – positively contributing to various local communities and receiving both national and international awards for their design work. Samples of the studio’s work can be found here.