Photos: The Architecture School Treks Up US 29
Students in the School of Architecture got an up-close look at U.S. 29 earlier this week.
About 300 A-School students walked miles along the highway on Monday as part of a school-wide exercise – no pun intended – to better understand urban sprawl.
The event was part of the school’s third annual Vortex workshop, in which students study a local development issue. This year, teams of students will develop hypothetical redesigns of the highway corridor.
The walk started at Culbreth Theatre and continued several miles north to the Rivanna River, and was designed to challenge students imagine what the stretch of highway might look like in 2029 and beyond.