EXPLORING ARCHITECTURAL STRATEGIES WITH THE POTENTIAL TO TRAVERSE SCALE, BALANCE ECOLOGY, AND ILLUSTRATE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CONTINUUMS

Agri-Urbanism

Pierce Junction is located just south of 610 at the northern edge of Houston’s Central Southwest neighborhood. The site is home to the seventh generation of heirs to Edward R. and Ann Taylor. Today, multiple generations of the family live on the estate, and the original Taylor-Stevenson Ranch is home to the American Cowboy Museum which celebrates the long, diverse history of cowboy culture, farming, and ranching. In Agri-Urbanism, the CDRC responded to Pierce Junction’s 170 years of continuous history by creating a site-specific prototype based on agricultural strategies that foster systemic and sustainable urban development. The work explored the capacity of architecture to illustrate spatiotemporal continuums and traverse scale to create urban systems. 

Fall 2008
University of Houston
College of Architecture


Design Team: Susan Rogers, Alex Lahti, Jennifer Taylor