Of the thesis entitled: Urban Design and Development of a Public Space at the City of Kitchener’s Intermodal Transit Hub
Within the city of Kitchener, much has already been done to establish the presence of urban design at the human scale, to integrate contemporary ideas into the design of buildings, and to enhance historic natural retreats like Victoria Park. However, little has been done to integrate the expanded opportunities for new design of work and living opportunities in the city center with the proposal of a new intermodal transit hub in the heart of that growing downtown core.
The combination of both of those aspects will look at how to create a healthy, people-oriented public environment that will also transfer people from one mode of transit to another. With the surrounding new mixed-use developments and the heritage architecture of Kitchener’s industrial past, the case study demonstrates the typical situation facing most urban centres undertaking transit expansion in Ontario.
Val Rynnimeri, University of Waterloo
Reema Masri, Masri O Inc. Architects
Patrick Simmons, Robertson Simmons Architects Inc.
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Thursday November 26, 2015
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4