University of Cincinnati – Main Street

Cincinnati, Ohio

Main Street is an intensively programmed mixed use urban corridor in the heart of campus that serves the needs of students, faculty and staff. The design establishes a series of pedestrian linkages and open spaces through the center of campus that connect new facilities including the University Pavilion, Tangeman University Center, Student Life Center and Recreation Center. Main Street traverses a series of campus districts but maintains its identity through the broad arcing geometries, intensity of programs and activities and a distinct material palette. The Main Street program includes classrooms, bookstores, café’s, galleries, student offices, dormitories and recreation facilities as well as a series of plazas, terraces and gathering/event spaces, all densely clustered within a 7.8 acre area.