Brooke Bulmash and Vishnu Santosh Reddy Kusam, students in the University of Michigan School for the Environment and Sustainability’s Master of Landscape Architecture program, along with Alexis Farrell, Sai Saran Megha Parimi and Shravya Goteti of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, were recognized in the Urban Land Institute’s Hines Student Competition, which offers graduate students the opportunity to engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use.
Their submission, The Fleet, was honored as a “notable project.”
According to the project narrative, The Fleet is a vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented development to anchor the North Charleston community, creating spaces to honor the city’s culture and history, to support health and environment, and to encourage connection and mobility. Given the site’s proximity to the Cooper River, design and development focuses on fostering resilience, equity, and access while protecting the buildings and assets from the high potential for flooding. These three pillars underlay the entire design and ethos of the project.