The Farmington townscape plan retrofits a suburban five-lane commercial arterial into a multiway boulevard. Townscaping employs a serial organization of nodes to create a walkable urban environment within an automobile-oriented context. Townscaping proposes an incremental urbanism without reliance on capital-intensive architectural investments. The goal is to evolve a memorable, or articulated, town fabric through three placemaking strategies: 1) context-sensitive highway design, 2) public art planning, and 3) agricultural urbanism.

Awards

2013 ASLA Honor Award
2012 American Architecture Award
2011 AIA Honor Award
2010 AR APA Award
2010 BSA Citation

Sponsor

National Endowment for the Arts

Client

City of Farmington, Arkansas