A Flash of Green: Kennedy Greyson Finn '20 B.Arch

July 3, 2020
Kennedy Greyson Finn
Student Work | B Arch Capstone Project, Taught by Bill Mackey, Lecturer in Architecture
New Orleans, Louisiana
A Flash of Green, by Kennedy Greyson Finn

Located in New Orleans's central city, Kennedy Greyson Finn's A Flash of Green proposes a communal space for locals and tourists to come and enjoy what the city uniquely has to offer by incorporating the vernacular of New Orleans in a modern way.

Courtyards in New Orleans rarely show themselves from the street and that’s part of the New Orleans appeal. You will see a small flash of green and want to know the hidden jewel that lies within. Courtyards for leisure are a modern incarnation; in the 18th and 19th centuries they were used as loading and unloading zones for carriages and were valued as cooling zones. The courtyards in this project not only are for cooling and interaction but also hold the entrances into each programmatic space. The project disrupts the typical storefront/residential buildings that lie on the boulevard. Lush vegetation grows from the masonry-tiered walls, intriguing the user to enter. Once inside, the smell of creole cooking envelopes you while your ears begin to sing classic Jazz lyrics.

Overall, the goal of the project is to create a design that emphasizes New Orleans vernacular in a modern way while bringing more social interaction to OC Haley Boulevard.

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view a larger image and begin slideshow:

All images are by Kennedy Greyson Finn and may not be used or reproduced without express written permission of their creator.

Latest CAPLA News, Projects and Profiles

Bird's eye view of ten lanes of traffic on the Eastshore Freeway in Berkeley, looking south toward Pacific Park Plaza in Emeryville

Lecture Recap and Video: Teo Wickland on 'Automobile Supremacism'

In this CAPLA Lecture Series lecture, Teo Wickland presents on the complex power dynamics that exist in a society built around the automobile. He touches on resource consumption; supremacist hierarchies; and collective subsidies, and closes with reflections on possibilities for transforming transportation.

Overshot of CAPLA Job Fair

CAPLA Students Put their Best Foot Forward During 14th Annual Job Interview Fair

Nearly 180 College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture students honed their interviewing skills and forged valuable connections with potential employers during the 14th annual College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Job Interview Fair.