• Week 1

    Week 1

    The first week of the Summer Intern Program focused on inventory, analysis, and visioning for The Greater Third Ward area. The interns familiarized themselves with the character of each of the three Super Neighborhoods that exist within the 7,000-acre area, as well as the adjacent Museum District and Medical Center. In a short period of time, the students gained an understanding of the distinctive ethnic, religious, cultural, and professional elements that shape the community of The Third Ward, including both the University of Houston and Texas Southern University.

  • Week 2

    Week 2

    In the second week, Tak and Meng focused on revitalizing the north part of The Third Ward, particularly along Dowling Street. They sought to create design prototypes that would introduce new development, while preserving the cultural and historic characteristics of the neighborhood, primarily through planting and beautification strategies.

  • Week 3

    Week 3

    According our proposed urban master plan, we assumed to utilize an isolated industrial land to build a community college close to a new community train station in this area. For detention of storm water and enhancing variety of the campus, I built an artificial lake with wetland in the central of the community college. Moreover, to revive those abandoned areas along the bayou, promoting urban agriculture is one of ideal modes.

  • Week 4

    Week 4

    IThe zone between Yale Street and Heights Blvd is possible to become one linear open space from the bayou to Washington AVE. The linear open space will link a new town square to green water shore. Folding the land form to create multi-space can serve Houston Art Car Museum, the farmer market, outdoor concerts and all kinds of festivals for not only SN 22, but also nearby neighborhoods

Gyoung Tak Park


I was born in Busan, South Korea where I pursued my undergraduate studies at the University of Seoul. Graduating in 2005, I majored in landscape architecture, which is an ongoing complicated issue to me. Now I am in the MLA program at Harvard Design School.