Mallory Baches focuses her professional practice on the intersection of urban design and community development, exploring the relationship between the quality of physical realm and the strength of civic engagement, involvement, and investment.
Her professional experiences span the globe, from the redevelopment of the heart of a small rust belt city to the sustainable conservation development of a pristine beach surrounded by mountains. Over the course of her fifteen year career, she has consciously sought opportunities to expand both the breadth and depth of her understanding of the urban realm. The following are a selection of works:
ON THE BOARDS
LEAN URBANISM • Lafayette LA, Chattanooga TN, Savannah GA • c/o The Project for Lean Urbanism
Participation in the Pilot Project and open-source Tool Development process of The Project for Lean Urbanism, a multidisciplinary movement to lower the barriers to community-building, to make it easier to start businesses, and to provide more attainable housing and development. Serving as Pilot Project team member.
CHRONICLE MILL • Belmont NC • c/o Metrocology
+100,000ft² abandoned textile mill redevelopment project, coordinating the preservation of the historic structure and the concept design for adaptive reuse for mixed-use development. Serving as project designer.
IN THE ARCHIVES
THE NEXT BIG THING URBANISM WORKSHOP • Chattanooga TN• c/o The Civic Hub
Leadership of historic corridor urbanism visioning project, coordinating over 100 professional participants in an intensive workshop model aimed at establishing short-term solutions that can lead to long-term change for this challenged neighborhood. Served as project coordinator.
We Put 31 Artists, 25 Architects and 18 Urban Planners in a Room. Guess What Happens Next.
The Next Big Thing Workshop Outcomes Booklet
Placemaking on Glass Street: A Case Study in Place-Based Revitalization
BUILD A BETTER BOULEVARD • Belmont NC• c/o Metrocology
Corridor study for Wilkinson Boulevard, a state highway and commercial corridor crossing Catawba County directly west of Charlotte. Served as project and community engagement manager. Winner of 2014 American Planning Association - North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award.
INDUSTRIAL SPRAWL REPAIR • Beaufort SC • c/o Office of Civic Investment
116 acre industrial commerce park redevelopment plan, examining the repair of existing infrastructure with incremental development of pedestrian-oriented building types and uses. Served as urban designer. Winner of 2014 American Planning Association - South Carolina Outstanding Planning Award and 2016 Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award.
VAN DON ECONOMIC ZONE • Quang Ninh Province VIETNAM • c/o DPZpacific
550km² economic development zone infrastructure masterplan proposing coordination of new population centers with industrial/commercial/ecotourism development. Served as team leader and project manager.
RIPLEY VALLEY SECTOR PLAN • Queensland AUSTRALIA • c/o DPZpacific
100km² sector plan located 5km outside the city of Ipswich, composed of two distinct areas of development, one a town center, with individual centres and surrounding neighborhoods. Served as masterplan designer.
Ripley Valley Structure Plan Vol. 1
SALACIA WATERS at PARADISE POINT • Queensland AUSTRALIA • c/o DPZpacific
500 unit urban greenfield located 16km outside the resort destination Surfers Paradise, merging high density residential with ecological and contextual demands. Served as designer and architecture manager.
SOL SQUARE • Christchurch NEW ZEALAND • c/o DPZpacific
Urban infill and redevelopment located in the centre city of Christchurch, New Zealand composed of adaptive reuse of historic structures within a pedestrian retail passageway. Served as project designer.
THE VILLAGES OF LORETO BAY • Baja California Sur MEXICO • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
8,800 acre greenfield located on the Baja Peninsula coastline and bounded by the Sierra de la Giganta range, composed of a town center, six neighborhoods, and two villages. Served as project manager.
HEART OF PEORIA PLAN • Peoria IL • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
7,488 acre downtown redevelopment plan and form-based code for Peoria IL, providing an urban structure framework and proposing specific redevelopment interventions across city. Served as project manager.
NEW TOWN ST. CHARLES • St. Charles MO • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
726 acre greenfield located 25 miles northwest of St. Louis, composed of six walkable mixed-use neighborhoods surrounding a series of man-made lakes and canals. Served as masterplan designer.
VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE • Huntsville AL• c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
275 acre greenfield located less than 10 miles northwest of Huntsville, composed of a neighborhood with mixed use town center of 80,000sf retail, 180,000sf commercial/office space, hotel, cinema, and waterfront restaurant. Served as town center designer. Winner of 2014 National Association of Homebuilders Community of the Year.
WILLOW OAKS HOPE VI • Greensboro NC • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
250 acres of public housing authority redevelopment, composed of a mixture of new and rehabilitated housing and neighborhood-scaled mixed-use. Served as housing type designer and synoptic surveyor. Winner of 2006 Homes for NC Affordable Housing Achievement Project of the Year.
BURTON AREA SECTOR PLAN • Beaufort County SC • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Conceptual development plan for the Burton area of northern Beaufort County SC, identifying areas of development focus while protecting the region's rural character. Served as concept plan designer.
Burton Area Conceptual Sector Plan
VICKERY • Atlanta GA • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
210 acre greenfield located 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, composed of a mixed-use village center with two neighborhoods and 70 acres of reserved wetlands and open spaces. Served as village center designer.
NAS JAB NEW ORLEANS • Belle Chasse LA • c/o Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
138 acre military base housing redevelopment through a public-private partnership, composed of a variety of housing types and including a mixed-use neighborhood center. Served as housing type designer.
In addition to the above selection of works, Mallory has participated in the design of
more than 50 urban and architectural projects, including the following partial list:
Morris Square, Charleston SC • SmarterStarter Housing, Beaufort SC
Ocean Beach, Hawke’s Bay NEW ZEALAND • Weiti, Auckland NEW ZEALAND
Sweetwater New City Matsterplan, New South Wales AUSTRALIA
Modena Beach/Excelsa Village, Papamoa NEW ZEALAND • Central City South, Christchurch NEW ZEALAND
Nanning City Extension, Guangxi Province P.R. of CHINA • Mirador, Marimbula AUSTRALIA
Yan Shan New Township, Guilin P.R. of CHINA • Sydenham Square, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
FEC Corridor Study, Miami FL • Lost Rabbit, Jackson MS • Las Lomas, Los Angeles CA
Five Mile, Queenstown NEW ZEALAND • Sandy Point, Edenton NC • Craig Ranch, McKinney TX
Las Colinas, Irving TX • Owl’s Head, Freeport FL • Jindee, Western Australia AUSTRALIA
Bulacan Township Village Centre, Manila PHILIPPINES • Downtown Coral Gables, Coral Gables FL
Zhong Yi Garden, Beijing P.R. of CHINA • Oceanfront Asbury, Asbury Park NJ
Parris Island Marine Base Redevelopment, Beaufort SC
La Estancia Migrant Housing, Wimauma FL • La Primavera, Leon MEXICO
The Commons, Tysons Corner VA • Playas de Tijuana, Baja California MEXICO
Cherokee Farms, Beaufort SC • ESCAP, St. Lucia WEST INDIES
Builder Magazine NAHB Model Liveworks, Atlanta GA • Anchor Mill, Huntersville NC • Celadon, Beaufort SC
Suncana Dolina, Mostar BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA • Kentlands, Gaithersburg MD
Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg CA