Design Pulse Savannah, Georgia An aerial rendering of Plant Riverside District marks the significance of this 4.5-acre rehabilitation along the Savannah River. (Image: The Kessler Collection) ROOTED IN HISTORY SAVANNAH IS A CITY WHERE THE PAST LIVES ON BEAUTIFULLY IN MODERN TIMES. From the antebellum architecture and manicured parks to the cobblestoned squares and grand oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the city itself is a lesson in architecture and design in many forms. But, don't let its lush historic nature fool you. While continuing to preserve its history, this city is making some decidedly modern moves. Earlier this summer, the city awarded an $8.8 million stadium project to Perkins+Will. The firm will serve as primary architect for the project and will partner with multiple local businesses and consultants to bring the project to fruition. 18 i+D - July/August 2018 And, that's not all. Add to the forthcoming stadium a 4.5-acre riverside rehabilitation (see "Powerful Plans") and the application for historic district designation by the Ardmore neighborhood and Ardsley Park/Chatham Crescent Neighborhood Association-thanks to research findings from students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)-and Savannah speaks as a city where the future built history is set to be just as interesting as what came before it.