The Cullen Underpass is the central gateway connecting the University of Houston and Third Ward to the adjacent neighborhoods of Eastwood and East End Downtown. The design’s aim is to announce the transition from one neighborhood to the next. With this beautification project, the collective goal for the Underpass is to encourage pedestrians to seek out the space rather than deter them.
With this opportunity, UHGD 2019 will be proposing design strategies and concepts to revitalize the Cullen Underpass. UHGD 2019 will be collaborating with local muralist, Gonzo to design an underpass that not only is welcoming but symbolizes the vibrant character of each of these neighboring communities.