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The HighLink
Brian Vargo (MDes '15)
The HighLink is a winning proposal in an ideas competition launched by the Mayor’s office of San Francisco for the removal of Interstate 280. The project proposes to repurpose (rather than remove) the existing interstate’s structure to create a new pedestrian promenade in the spirit of the Highline in New York. View Project

The Haizhu Gardens: Guangzhou Group 1
Brian Vargo (MDes '15), Matt Ciccotti (MDes '15), Patrick Boateng II (MUP '14)
Known as the ‘Green Lung of the City’, Haizhu Lake lies 10 miles outside of Guangzhou and remains one of the few pockets of open space in China’s third largest city. This project entails 50 acres of land along the lake, posing both a delicate context and a prime opportunity for a large-scale development. View Project

Hugh Clark (MDes ’12)
Trained as an architect, Hugh Clark coupled his design background with his experience in Real Estate and the Built Environment. His thesis examined the role of Canadian pension funds in shaping development and urban design in Canada. In a field studies course focused on informal settlements in Mumbai, Clark proposed a funding mechanism that would satisfy private sector investors while providing social infrastructure to residents. Clark is now the Director of Development for the Toronto-based Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Rickie Joanna Golden (MDes '12)
More than Social Justice: The Economic Argument for Affordable Housing in the United States (Master's Thesis).

Joseph Martinez (MDes '11)
Tools and Incentives to Develop Mixed-Income Neighborhoods Near Transit (Master's Thesis).

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