Completed at Landing Studio
Adaptable wooden furniture was designed and fabricated to nestle into or ontop of the more permanent concrete elements of the Plaza, increasing their comfort levels by ten-fold. Richrdson Plaza’s steps, while on their own too shallow and long to sit on comfortably, were equipped with an assortment of custom seating options that fit snugly on top of them. Handholds were included to allow anyone to move or re-arrange the seats in a way that fit the need at the time. Activating the clocktower steps with this tactical urban intervention could allow the school to host lectures or events at the space as well.
Designs were honed with on-site measurements and 1:1 prototypes before buildouts. Some of the pre-cast elements slated for demolition were in fact contiguous with the roof of the Law School that lays beneath the Plaza. This meant an opportunity for more adaptations! The concrete stools that were too narrow and short to sit on comfortably were widened and raised to provide a rest for weary student and urbanite alike.