Lafayette Courts Revitalization
Funded in the first round of HUD's HOPE VI program in 1994, Pleasant View Gardens was complete and inhabited by its new residents in September 1997. The project was designed in an interactive process with community residents, city agencies and the design team. An accelerated schedule, an ambitious and heretofore untried agenda, and a desire to replace a "project" with a neighborhood, all presented considerable design challenges. Residents then and since have testified that the completed project "lives up to its name."
AwardsAmerican Institute of Architects National Honor Award in Urban Design; American Society of Landscape Architects Awards Program Honorable Mention; Potomac Valley, Maryland Chapter American Institute of Architects Merit Award; American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award
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