District sponsored Pop-Up Play
On Thursday, February 16, 2017, Ashford Crescent Oaks Apartments on 6718 DeMoss Drive, was the recipient of five "pop-up" play projects designed by University of Houston College of Architecture + Design students.
The University of Houston College of Architecture + Design invite you to join us for an unveiling of five pop-up play projects designed by architecture students to spark imagination and fun in one southwest Houston apartment complex. The project is part of a larger effort by the Community Design Resource Center to add more play to the urban environment. Creative play is central to the well-being of our children and youth. Over the last two decades Houston’s aging 1970s garden apartment complexes have become home to more and more families with children. These complexes were designed primarily for young professionals and singles and as a result have few amenities for children and families. In many cases, former swimming pools have been filled in to prevent a tragedy, yet nothing to accommodate the needs of children and youth have taken their place. We want to change this by testing ideas through collaborations with residents and apartment owners, exploring ideas to add innovative places to play in Houston apartment complexes, ideas we believe could be replicated in many other locations across the city.
The Pop-UP Play project was generously sponsored by the Southwest Management District and was completed in partnership with Ashford Crescent Oaks apartments.
Abran Arvizu and Jeff MacGeorge
Camila Castro and Francis Ramirez
Henry Kim and Lee Mai
Genesis Morales and Ashley Wang
Edgar Vega and Sarah Yockey
Director, Community Design Resource Center
Hines College of Architecture + Design
University of Houston
4200 Elgin St.
Houston, TX 77204-4000