Downtown Fargo Urban Infill

location:Fargo, ND

This mixed-use competition called for a combination of retail, commercial office and housing on a full city block in downtown. We wanted to open the project to Fargo's historic street front along Broadway while respecting the general scale of the existing streetscape. Other influences on the design were the nearby Fargo Theater and its iconic marquee, the winding Red River that forms the eastern state line, the concept of a ‘City on Stilts’, the extremes of the North Dakotan weather and the strength of the Great Plains.