City of Oak Ridge Charrette

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, emerged in the early 1940s as part of the Department of Energy’s Manhattan Project and is famously known for its historic role in World War II. Since then, Oak Ridge has maintained its reputation as a scientific center of technology, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory continues to develop scientific products and services that influence daily lives. Although the city was developed in the 1940s, it was conceived as a secret place, and a specific downtown area never existed and, in fact, was discouraged to limit interest.

As part of an initiative to create a new downtown hub that would encourage an influx of new residential and retail activity in a “live-work-play” environment, JAI participated in a three-day design charrette for the City of Oak Ridge. Topics to be studied and evaluated included strategic uses, infrastructure, land use and logistics with stakeholders from the community and city government. Once direction and strategy were determined, a design team that included AECOM (lead), IBI Group, JAI and the Sizemore Group prepared multiple master plan options, developed land use scenarios, studied vehicular and pedestrian interactions and created architectural guidelines.

These efforts led to the preparation of a new downtown master plan and concept images presented to the city and community at the end of the charrette.

PROJECT DETAILS

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, emerged in the early 1940s as part of the Department of Energy’s Manhattan Project and is famously known for its historic role in World War II. Since then, Oak Ridge has maintained its reputation as a scientific center of technology, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory continues to develop scientific products and services that influence daily lives. Although the city was developed in the 1940s, it was conceived as a secret place, and a specific downtown area never existed and, in fact, was discouraged to limit interest.

As part of an initiative to create a new downtown hub that would encourage an influx of new residential and retail activity in a “live-work-play” environment, JAI participated in a three-day design charrette for the City of Oak Ridge. Topics to be studied and evaluated included strategic uses, infrastructure, land use and logistics with stakeholders from the community and city government. Once direction and strategy were determined, a design team that included AECOM (lead), IBI Group, JAI and the Sizemore Group prepared multiple master plan options, developed land use scenarios, studied vehicular and pedestrian interactions and created architectural guidelines.

These efforts led to the preparation of a new downtown master plan and concept images presented to the city and community at the end of the charrette.





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City of Oak Ridge Charrette

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Client

Size

Completion

2020

Cost

Services Provided

Master Planning

Key Personnel

Key Personnel

daryl-johnson-aia-ncarb

Awards

Address(es)

,Oak Ridge,Tennessee,
Rooms

Housing Units

Seats

Consultant(s)

Design
Sizemore Group
Landscape
IBI Group

Reference(s)

City of Oak Ridge Charrette

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, emerged in the early 1940s as part of the Department of Energy’s Manhattan Project and is famously known for its historic role in World War II. Since then, Oak Ridge has maintained its reputation as a scientific center of technology, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory continues to develop scientific products and services that influence daily lives. Although the city was developed in the 1940s, it was conceived as a secret place, and a specific downtown area never existed and, in fact, was discouraged to limit interest.

As part of an initiative to create a new downtown hub that would encourage an influx of new residential and retail activity in a “live-work-play” environment, JAI participated in a three-day design charrette for the City of Oak Ridge. Topics to be studied and evaluated included strategic uses, infrastructure, land use and logistics with stakeholders from the community and city government. Once direction and strategy were determined, a design team that included AECOM (lead), IBI Group, JAI and the Sizemore Group prepared multiple master plan options, developed land use scenarios, studied vehicular and pedestrian interactions and created architectural guidelines.

These efforts led to the preparation of a new downtown master plan and concept images presented to the city and community at the end of the charrette.

PROJECT DETAILS

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, emerged in the early 1940s as part of the Department of Energy’s Manhattan Project and is famously known for its historic role in World War II. Since then, Oak Ridge has maintained its reputation as a scientific center of technology, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory continues to develop scientific products and services that influence daily lives. Although the city was developed in the 1940s, it was conceived as a secret place, and a specific downtown area never existed and, in fact, was discouraged to limit interest.

As part of an initiative to create a new downtown hub that would encourage an influx of new residential and retail activity in a “live-work-play” environment, JAI participated in a three-day design charrette for the City of Oak Ridge. Topics to be studied and evaluated included strategic uses, infrastructure, land use and logistics with stakeholders from the community and city government. Once direction and strategy were determined, a design team that included AECOM (lead), IBI Group, JAI and the Sizemore Group prepared multiple master plan options, developed land use scenarios, studied vehicular and pedestrian interactions and created architectural guidelines.

These efforts led to the preparation of a new downtown master plan and concept images presented to the city and community at the end of the charrette.





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