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Portfolio M arie L. P eters

TABLE OF CONTENTS Urban Redevelopment & Adult Learning Center

1

Cartography Center

2

Sustainable Transportation Center

3

Bike Pavilion

4

Interactive Center for the Arts

5

Placeless: Learning from Monopoly Thesis Abstract

6

Cape Cod Home

7

Jackson Square, Jamaica Plain Community Design Studio, 2013 World’s End, Hingham Landscape Studio, 2012

Berlin, Germany Study Abroad Comprehensive Studio, 2012

Cambridge Commons Tectonic Studies, 2011 Fort Port, Boston Special Topics Portugal Travel Studio, 2013

Atlantic City, New Jersey Master of Architecture Thesis, 2014 Internship Work Experience Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, 2011-2013

1 Urban Redevelopment & Adult Learning Center

Jackson Square, Jamaica Plain Community Design Studio, 2013

2 Cartography center

World’s End, Hingham Landscape Studio, 2012

3 Sustainable Transportation Center

Berlin, Germany Study Abroad Comprehensive Studio, 2012

4 Bike Pavilion

Cambridge Commons Tectonic Studies, 2011

5 Interactive Center For The Arts

Fort Port, Boston Special Topics Portugal Travel Studio, 2013

6 Placeless : Learning From Monopoly Thesis Abstract

Atlantic City, New Jersey Master of Architecture Thesis, 2014 The existence of tourist destination cities proves our impulsive desire to break the monotonous everyday routine and exist in a fantastical place of consumption. The identity of Atlantic City, New Jersey is that of escapism and pleasure, it is a place rooted in the American psyche. Yet, today this casino resort city does not flourish as it once did. The juxtaposition of the glitzy veneer in the tourist district and the decaying lots splattered throughout is symptomatic of the developers’ myopic city. The escapist quality of casino architecture is revealed as nothing but a thin veneer, which this project exposes as hollow. This thesis challenges the typical role of the architect as a pawn in the developers’ tool chest and critiques the way that economics, politics and consumerism have come to dominate our notion of place. The real estate value of the abandoned plots becomes a metaphor for the perspective of the developer, resembling Monopoly properties within the greater board game. In response, this project proposes anti-architecture on the blighted lots as a commentary on society’s infatuation with money, recognition and material possessions. These interventions construct a dialogue between the real and hyper real, cause and effect, money and practicality, developer and local resident of Atlantic City.

7 Cape Cod Home

Internship Work Experience Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, 2011-2013

MARIE L. PETERS MariePeters11@icloud.com 508.240.4575 Boston, MA


Portfolio 2014