PROJECT: New Haven Cultural District    LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut    CLIENT: City of New Haven    COMPLETION: 1997, 2000    SIZE: 20 downtown city blocks   We prepared an overall strategy for the New Haven Cultural District that combines the extensive visual and performing arts resources of Yale University with those of the City of New Haven. New Haven is home to the Shubert Theater, the Long Wharf Theater, the Palace Theater, the New Haven Symphony, and a variety of smaller arts organizations. Yale’s facilities include two noteworthy museums, the British Art Center and the Yale Art Gallery.  The study recommenced forming a Cultural Arts Council to draw people to downtown New Haven and promote a synergy between the City and the University. Concepts include adaptive reuse of a late 1970s Macy’s building for an interactive museum and multiplex theater complex, consideration of a new performing arts center, and opportunities to establish an identifiable district through the use of unified streetscape, pedestrian linkages, lighting, signage, and information kiosks.  Initial design ideas include creating a “gateway” to the city; programming and planning arts events; establishing a visitor’s center for the distribution of information; creating mid-block pedestrian linkages through existing courtyards and alleyways; relocating bus transfer stations; improving pedestrian lighting; lighting specific Yale buildings at night; and using special paving to highlight key pedestrian areas.
       
     
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  PROJECT: New Haven Cultural District    LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut    CLIENT: City of New Haven    COMPLETION: 1997, 2000    SIZE: 20 downtown city blocks   We prepared an overall strategy for the New Haven Cultural District that combines the extensive visual and performing arts resources of Yale University with those of the City of New Haven. New Haven is home to the Shubert Theater, the Long Wharf Theater, the Palace Theater, the New Haven Symphony, and a variety of smaller arts organizations. Yale’s facilities include two noteworthy museums, the British Art Center and the Yale Art Gallery.  The study recommenced forming a Cultural Arts Council to draw people to downtown New Haven and promote a synergy between the City and the University. Concepts include adaptive reuse of a late 1970s Macy’s building for an interactive museum and multiplex theater complex, consideration of a new performing arts center, and opportunities to establish an identifiable district through the use of unified streetscape, pedestrian linkages, lighting, signage, and information kiosks.  Initial design ideas include creating a “gateway” to the city; programming and planning arts events; establishing a visitor’s center for the distribution of information; creating mid-block pedestrian linkages through existing courtyards and alleyways; relocating bus transfer stations; improving pedestrian lighting; lighting specific Yale buildings at night; and using special paving to highlight key pedestrian areas.
       
     

PROJECT: New Haven Cultural District

LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut

CLIENT: City of New Haven

COMPLETION: 1997, 2000

SIZE: 20 downtown city blocks

We prepared an overall strategy for the New Haven Cultural District that combines the extensive visual and performing arts resources of Yale University with those of the City of New Haven. New Haven is home to the Shubert Theater, the Long Wharf Theater, the Palace Theater, the New Haven Symphony, and a variety of smaller arts organizations. Yale’s facilities include two noteworthy museums, the British Art Center and the Yale Art Gallery.

The study recommenced forming a Cultural Arts Council to draw people to downtown New Haven and promote a synergy between the City and the University. Concepts include adaptive reuse of a late 1970s Macy’s building for an interactive museum and multiplex theater complex, consideration of a new performing arts center, and opportunities to establish an identifiable district through the use of unified streetscape, pedestrian linkages, lighting, signage, and information kiosks.

Initial design ideas include creating a “gateway” to the city; programming and planning arts events; establishing a visitor’s center for the distribution of information; creating mid-block pedestrian linkages through existing courtyards and alleyways; relocating bus transfer stations; improving pedestrian lighting; lighting specific Yale buildings at night; and using special paving to highlight key pedestrian areas.

new haven long wharf street level rdng L.jpg
       
     
new haven site plan 4 street M.jpg
       
     
new haven site plan 6 land uses M.jpg
       
     
new haven 9th sq concept site plan L.jpg
       
     
foodterminal_model_one insert.jpg