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Part 01 of CONNECTIONS 81.2 took place over three days with three community conversations.


An evening of inspiring talks from five New York planners, architects and landscape architects responsible for monumental urban design projects across the globe. These talks were open to the public and are designed to inspire those who live, work, and play in Raleigh, to be bold and forward-thinking in the development of this growing metropolis. Followed by a reception.

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Friday, May 18, 2018 / 5:30 AM -  10:00 PM / CAM

Open to the Public

Thank you Veritas Digital Photography for documenting our event!

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The day-long architectural charrette opened with two inspirational talks, one from Kate Pearce regarding the current Dorothea Dix development, and one from Todd Zima, of mir collective, who addressed socially ethical development. Teams of architects then spent the day exploring future possibilities for the site, with emphasis on establishing programmatic relationships that address the legacy of the site.

An "Expert Panel" joined the teams for lunch to discuss their work in social organizations throughout the city; this enhanced the designs by encouraging each team to take advantage of the local assets and local work happening in the city, as well as provided a lens through which to evaluate ideas.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 / 8:30 AM -  6:00 PM / Citrix

Thank you Veritas Digital Photography for documenting our event!

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A presentation and discussion of charrette results. Invited guests included the design community, civic officials, developers, property owners and the public – especially young professionals making Raleigh their home. The goal was for resulting conversations to continue after the presentations.

Sunday, May 20, 2018  / 12:30 PM  3:30 PM / NCSU College of Design Burns Auditorium

Open to the Public

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Please click projects below to read summaries of each of the proposed master plans as well as see some of the work generated.