|Advancing the Education of Young Architecture Graduates through Foreign Travel-Study|
Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship Program 2011
Sustainable Food Center
This project is a hypothetical project located in Southern California City of Whittier. The project is located at the intersection of Bright Street and Philadelphia Street. The site is currently a city owned parking lot but was previously the site of a variety of buildings prior to the 1986 Whittier earthquake that destroyed many buildings throughout the downtown district. Some of the open sites have been restored but many remain as unoccupied lots. The site is surrounded by commercial properties that populate the Uptown District of Whittier.
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Site Dimensions: 140' x 350'
Site area: 49,000 s.f.
Zoning: Commercial (Permitted Use)
Specific Plan Designation: Anchor Retail/Pedestrian friendly district.
Height Restriction: 65'
Required Parking: None (Parking is to be located in adjacent public lots and parking structures.) Provide two spaces in the loading area for the care taker residence.)
ClimateWhittier, CA climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70's and cool during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 50's. The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 89.40 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 47.30 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 24 degrees Fahrenheit, and moderate during winter with an average difference of 22 degrees Fahrenheit.
Program:There is a strong interest and support for a city wide Farmers Market program that takes place on the site each Friday Morning. Currently as much as 50% of the site or roughly 20,000 s.f. are used each Friday for impromptu stands and booths for local farmers. The City of Whittier wishes to further support this effort in conjunction with local community groups and commercial supporters that promote and supply organic hydroponic gardening.
|Dry Storage||10,000 s.f.|
|Loading Dock/Service||500 s.f.|
|Cold Storage||4,000 s.f.|
|Public Lobby||300 s.f.|
|Administrative office||200 s.f.|
|Net Area||15,000 s.f.|
|Garden||400,000 cubic feet|
|Permanent Retail/Booths||10,000 s.f.|
|Temporary Booths||4,000 s.f.|
|Administrative Office||200 s.f.|
|Public Restrooms||300 s.f.|
|Net Area||15,500 s.f.|
|Dining Room||1,500 s.f.|
|Public Restrooms||200 s.f.|
|Net Area||2,250 s.f.|
|Directors Office||150 s.f.|
|Education Director||150 s.f.|
|Work room/files||200 s.f.|
|Gardening Classroom/Lab||1,500 s.f.|
|Nutrition Classroom/Lab||1,500 s.f.|
|Public Demonstration Kitchen|
|Food Preparation||200 s.f.|
|Public Seating||1,200 s.f.|
|Garden Store||1,200 s.f.|
Entrants shall up load a minimum of two and a maximum of four 20"x 20" jpgs (.jpg extension) images to the website at 150 dpi (3000 pixels x 3000 pixels.) Entries will be reviewed by they jury and a short list of between 4 and 6 finalists will be selected by the jury. The Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship will not respond to individual questions once the competition has started. Files must be up loaded by the deadline described on the website or they will not be considered with no exceptions. Do not put your name or other identifying markings on the presentation boards! Boards that are identifiable will be disqualified.
Finalists will print out and mount their presentation boards on foam-core. Final presentation will be on the Campus at the California State Polytechnic University Pomona April 1, 2011. If a candidate chooses not to attend their entry will be disqualified.