Urban Table

Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Project

Student: Saleh Alajmi

Faculty: Philip Ra,  AIA & Mini Chu


Problem: Architecture can have an impact on peoples’ relationship with food. The industrialization of American society over the past two centuries has distanced people from the source of their food this distance has significantly contributed to an overall decreased in American health. The project aims for architecture to have a positive impact on peoples’ relationships with food and thereby help improve the health of a community. The urban farm’s small-scale food processing facilities for farmers with a farmers market and a food museum for consumers. Providing an environment in which these ever-distancing demographics can interact would help reduce the gap between people and food as well as help educate the upcoming new generation how to nutritious themselves.