The Pruitt-Igoe site in North St. Louis has been the subject of Melissa Elliott’s Masters in Landscape Architecture studio at the University of Virginia, where she completed her studies in May 2011. Melissa previously wrote here about her experience visiting the Pruitt-Igoe site and attending theOpen/Closed vacant land conference in St. Louis and Turning Urban at UVA in quick succession. This is her final design proposal, including notes on the design not chosen. This article should provide an excellent jumping off point for exploring the recently announced Pruitt-Igoe Now design competition. Melissa’s site detailing the proccess of this project is Framing a Modern Mess.