Miami ARC + ID Students Present at Clifton Town Meeting

Three students present projects to guests.

Three ARC + ID students share their projects with guests at the Clifton Town Meeting.


The College of Creative Arts at Miami University would like to congratulate our Architecture and Interior Design students in second-year design studio who held a community presentation at the Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) and the Clifton Business and Professional Association (CBPA) joint meeting in Cincinnati on Sunday, February 23. The student project this semester was the redesign and upgrades of their co-owned Clifton Plaza. First created as a pocket park 10 years ago, the plaza has become a very popular public space and has a wide use in the warmer months.  

A selection of 18 projects, half selected by the students and half by ARC + ID instructors J. Elliott, Katherine Setser, Murali Paranandi and Raffi Tomassian was brought to the Huenefeld Tower Room of the Main Library in Cincinnati. There was a lively engagement with the members of the CTM/CBPA plaza working group and the response has been very positive. Jan Brown Checco, a CTM trustee shared "What an impressive body of work Miami students brought to us yesterday! Thank you for the faculty and student insights, and this remarkable attention to our special neighborhood gathering space. All of it is very hope-inspiring!" 

Snapshots of the event were shared at the monthly meeting of the CBPA and has generated enough interest for the students and instructors to be invited to present again in front of a wider group of stakeholders at a time to be determined in the near future.  


Clifton Plaza in Cincinnati

Current photograph of Clifton Plaza, Cincinnati, OH.

Detail of student project

Detail of presentation by Ruiqi Bao.

student presenting her project

Kayel Pugazhenthi presents her project to the Clifton Business and Professional Association and Clifton Town Meeting.

About Clifton

Bordering the University of Cincinnati, Clifton is a quaint, leafy area known for cafes, late-night fast-food spots, and other casual dining options along bustling Ludlow Avenue. The busy nightlife scene includes chill student bars and classic pubs, while the long-running Esquire Theatre shows indie and classic films. Burnet Woods is popular for hiking, and Mount Storm Park features the 1850 “Temple of Love” gazebo.

Clifton Plaza is owned and operated by the Clifton Community LLC, a joint venture between Clifton Town Meeting LLC (CTM) and the Clifton Business & Professional Association (CBPA). This venue is a wonderful pocket park in the middle of the Clifton Business District on Ludlow Avenue.