Orange Mound Immersive Experience Proof-of-Concept

The Immersive Experience brings the history of Orange Mound to life with a virtual reconstruction of the neighborhood projected nearly life-sized in a panorama 60 feet in length. In this proof-of-concept exhibit, viewers were able to experience Douglass Avenue virtually in 2022 and 1952. The project has been working with residents, community leaders, and Memphis […]

Orange Mound History Project Prototype

Marika Snider led graduate architecture students Shahd Islam, Isaac Barrantes, and Melissa Thielemier in creating a prototype 3D model of Douglass Street in Orange Mound. This is the first step in a larger project to visually document the history of Orange Mound – one of the oldest and largest African-American communities in the United States. […]

21st Century Suburbs

How to re-imagine the Suburbs as transit-oriented walkable cities. See how the fastest growing city in America is doing things differently. A new film by Marika Snider about Vineyard, Utah

Urbanizing the Suburbs

In the 21st century, many people want dense urban walk-able spaces which are generally not found in the suburbs. See how city leaders, developers, and architects work to together to make suburbs relevant again.

New short film – Renewing Urban Renewal

50 years after Sinclair Community College was designed for an urban renewal site, architect Peter Capone discusses how the brutalist structures have evolved to meet the needs of the 21st century student.

Fulbright Specialist at Royal University for Women

Thanks to a Fulbright Specialist Grant, I traveled to Bahrain to teach at the Royal University for Women in Ar-Riffa. The grant shares U.S. academics and experienced professions with host institutions around the world for short-term projects. My project was to teach documenting historic structures to a historic preservation class and to do curriculum review. […]

New Urbanism Film Festival

Had fun at the New Urbanism Film Festival with fellow film makers and urbanists. Snacking with Scott Schultz of BUSted Los Angeles. I showed 3 films:

Significant Small Projects Film Series

View films produced by Marika and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Projects Practitioners (SPP):