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The sheer size of our project, Red Bud, allows for a variety of uses as most of the Village of Berrien Springs would fit within its boundaries. Our group decided to divide the 250 acres into two 1/4 mile radius’; one, a traditional town center and the other, a highway influenced commercial center. We chose an agrarian philosophy that was inspired by the abundance of local agriculture and wineries. Our goal was to preserve agriculture, while curbing sprawls invasion of farm land, with a mixture of New Urbanism and agrarianism. The mixed-use town center with form-based codes coincides with the townships master plan and the commercial center would be a perfect anchor for the proposed sewer extension that will eventually cross US-31. 96 buildings consisting of: 47 residential homes, three multi-family, one commercial center, three civic buildings, 32 multi-use buildings, a farm (six buildings) and a lodge (four buildings) were designed and modeled in Revit—the balance of the project was done in Autocad, InDesign, and Photoshop*. 

* My jobs were: lead Architect, designer of streets and parking; and I designed 81 of the buildings, which I modeled 67 in Revit. Ultimately my scheme for the traditional town center and the pond resort area was used for the site plan.

Book was used for 2012 NCARB university accreditation and project is on display at Andrews University.

Last modified on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:30
Mark Smith

Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Mark Smith and my design company is located in Stevensville, Michigan where I reside with my wife and two children. 

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Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Mark Smith and I reside in Stevensville, Michigan my wife and two children. I have been interested in Architecture since my boyhood days; however, because of my families business—a lumberyard—I never really got a chance to pursue my dream until later in my career. Read more...

 

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