Partnering with the City of Ottawa, Carleton University’s Azrieili School of Architecture, Professor Voordouw and his 4th year architecture students who pitched parklet design concepts, and the community who later voted on the winning structure at the QVBIA’s Annual General Meeting, Jamie led the Beechwood Streetside Parklet project. Its unique partnership attracted the attention of Maclean’s magazine and was featured in the article: “How universities are working to shatter the ivory tower” (2016). Addressing the local residents’ feedback, Jamie relocated the parklet onto St. Charles in an effort to address the residents’ safety concerns of having the parklet on the street. The move was made possible through a partnership with Linebox.
Photo by Claude Brazeau, MPA