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Layered Urbanism: A New Approach to Campus Connections

In ArtCenter’s master plan, architect Michael Maltzan has introduced the idea of “layered urbanism”—a mixed-use strategy designed to foster sharing, making, playing and living within the community. Unlike the traditional campus model in which separate functions are given separate buildings and organized horizontally, Maltzan’s plan proposes distributing different uses across a series of layers. As outlined in the plan, up to six new mixed-use buildings would be placed between the College’s three existing buildings, with outdoor plazas and a series of delightful interactions serving as the campus’ connective tissue.

Layered Urbanism: A New Approach to Campus Connections
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