In Fall of 2013, a third-year graduate architecture studio class undertook a preliminary look re-planning the Mission Valley area. Their work prompted the Planning Director to request that students continue to look at ideas for the future of Mission Valley. During the Spring quarter of 2014, the AR 403 studio in collaboration with Skyport Studio, developed a “Vision” for the Valley and its implementation.

Students Involved: Siah Afrasiabi, Thamer Alsehab, Daniel Aparico, Alfredo Bravo, Andrea Cook, Mariana De Bergia, Meghan E. Eastman, Borja Ezquerra Martinez, Josefina Felix, Eric French, Courtney Fromberg, Carolina Garcia, Casper Liu, Cesar Martinez, Marta Ortega, Victor Padilla, Megan Power, Thomas Quass, Julian Rengifo, Jose Villamizar, Mariano Vilallonga, Thomas Aldrich, Liza Marie Bajarius, Ronnie Byrd, Heather Collins, Jeanna DeFede, William Dunstan, Kristian Guillen, Nelson E. Martinez, Ramiro Martinez Jr., Andrew Martins, Deysi K. Montecastillo, Marta Ortega, Daniel J. Romo, Thomas Schalnat, Juan Valles and Monica Wilson – under the direction and guidance of professor Mike Stepner.