Daniel Friedman '03 presented a plan for developing downtown Geneva to city officials and council members on Thursday, May 8, in a private room at the Ramada Inn. The project was an independent study with Professor Rick Hauser of the architectural studies department, and initiated by city officials because of interest in developing a series of interior and exterior spaces linked together, and using a series of bridges to cross over Rts. 5 and 20, creating safer pedestrian access to the waterfront. Such spaces would contain residential condominiums, hotel space, office space, the Finger Lakes Institute, conference space, and a transportation hub for downtown linked by a large promenade that would anchor the end of downtown.
Friedman addressed the council members and important downtown officials, trying to spark interest in developing in the space. He used AutoCAD (a drafting program) to make the drawings, then he used FormZ (a 3-D modeling program) to construct them, and Photoshop to paste the buildings into the landscape.