A. Rae Smith Urban Designer

Selected Projects (2009—2013)

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Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap

Park 101 Freeway Cap

2008, EDAW

– Southern California, CalTrans, Economic Development, Iconic, Festival Landscape, Restitching Urban Fabric

As urban designer, planner, and intern architect with EDAW:

The Park 101 District sets a regional precedent for capping freeways in urban areas. The goal is to tie infrastructure investment with open space development, for a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship.


Built in a trench in the 1950s, the 101 Freeway disconnects the city's historic core from its expanding, present day hugs of activity. The proposed cap provides an opportunity to create an iconic, urban park in the heart of downtown. The challenge is to combine compelling vision with vigorous pragmatism in re-connecting the civic, cultural, and financial cores of Los Angeles with a flexible, adaptable vision.



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Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap
Park 101 Freeway Cap