Andrew Johnston, Associate Professor  

ARH5602 Community History, Planning, and Design Workshop: Gordonsville TransformationsFridays 9:30 am till 12:00pm

Dates: August 23, 2016 to December 6, 2016Location: Campbell Hall 135, and on-site in Gordonsville, VA

This year we will partner with the mayor, town council, and a variety of stakeholder groups of the town of Gordonsville, VA to explore ongoing challenges in their community, and propose possible futures from the varied perspectives of each of our disciplines. 

Part studio course and part seminar, the Community History Workshop is both an in-depth historical analysis of the architecture, urban form, and planning of a selected community, and a forum for speculative futures and plan making for the community, informed by a methodologically-driven in-depth analysis of the community.   This heritage-focused course explores the existing significance of the built landscape as an element in, and an expression of, the social and cultural life of the community and as key for plan-making and design for the future