Asquared Studios Gets Involved with the Community
Asquared is the Architectural Consultant for the Roseland Village Re-Development Team
Asquared Studios Partners Tony Garcia and Jessie Whitesides are proud to be members of the new Roseland Village project in Santa Rosa. Selected to be the Architectural Consultants in collaboration with Kellogg and Associates, Asquared is excited to be a part of new mixed use re-development project in the heart of the Roseland area of Santa Rosa. The project is to include a public Plaza, Mercado, Joe Rodota Trail improvements and affordable and market rate housing.
On Wednesday night we participated in the well attended community design workshop at Roseland Community Center. It was an inspiring evening and a great opportunity to meet the residents that this project will benefit. We found the evening to be a huge design success! Kevin Kellogg hosted the evening with MidPen Housing and the Sonoma County CDC with the goal of having the residents get involved with the project design features. This workshop structure allowed each resident to have a voice in the vision for the features of the outdoor plaza, site circulation, and landscape masterplan. Each design team member conducted 3 exercises with smaller groups of residents; the exercises included mapping out the current circulation patterns around and through the site, recognizing the current features and destinations in the area as well as defining future destinations they would like to see, and inspirational image recognition and story telling. The community was overwhelmingly engaged, and the story telling component provided the design team with invaluable feedback for the spirit of the anticipated design and masterplan.
The next community design workshop is scheduled for October. In the upcoming workshop the development team will be presenting 3 design options for the masterplan that account for all of the information and inspiration gathered from the first workshop. The residents will have the opportunity to offer comments on each design, helping the design team to develop the final masterplan direction. We look forward to seeing the Roseland Residents in October!