These resources have been collected to help you on your journey.
There is certainly inspirational value in quality architectural design, but sometimes you need more concrete examples to get to the end goal. John has collected the following links and documents to help you along your journey as you collaborate in design ideas and guidelines for your community.
Why Design Review Matters
“…assure that new development projects contribute to the character of the community — and create great places of lasting value where people want to live work and shop.” — Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) publication
Signs of Aging?
In the eternal balancing between taste and technology, the recent book Signs, Streets and Storefronts provides a valuable historical perspective on local placemaking. In “Signs..” architect Martin Treu convincingly presents a reminder that every decade has its new style and “modernization” for business development purposes. E.g. with the invention of electricity, main street “white ways” demonstrated the … Read More