“Community Involvement” by M.Arch student Amy Obonaga featured in Metropolis

Community Involvement
By Amy Obonaga

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 8:00 am


We spent a semester designing—and redesigning—our project for the Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center, located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan. Now we’re ready to build it. The only thing that remains is…more designing. We now know that making architecture requires a perpetual zoom in and zoom out of our work, in a constant dance of reexamining the relevance of each move, from several perspectives. It is at this fine-tuning stage that the design team finds itself hovering over plans and computer screens debating a handrail, among other things. This attention to detail is crucial. We know that it will pay off in the end.

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