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SCAD students, community coming together to revitalize highway

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A group of graduate students and an area community are coming together to revitalize a highway in Glynn County.

The first area of focus for Glynn County's Strategic Plan will be the Gateway corridor of Highway 17 in Brunswick. It will be addressed by Graduate Students in Urban Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design this Spring.

The SCAD Design Studio will collaborate with the local government and citizens to conduct research and develop design proposals for the gateway corridor.

The Gateway has been identified by the county and city as a Planning and Redevelopment priority, with the SCAD Studio being one of the major initiatives to realizing a revitalized Highway 17.

The goal of this collaboration will be to improve the corridor's appearance and functionality, while enhancing cultural and environmental assets in the corridor and surrounding areas.

They will focus on a range of planning and design topics, including land use, historic and cultural landscapes, marsh systems and other sensitive ecologies, highway infrastructure, as well as the urban design of infill development and streetscapes.

The SCAD Design Studio is meant to address regional problems through the solving of local issues. The Studio will combine innovative visioning with highly-practical solutions to address the immediate concerns identified by the county and city.

The design will be conducted by Ryan Madson, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design.

For more information, contact: 

Scott McQuade, President and CEO of Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau at or 912.265.0620.

Brianne Halverson, Director of Public Relations of SCAD at 912.525.5216 or

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