allison parr Design
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“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the DESIGN of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or STIMULATES the persons in that space.” — Philip Johnson
The Crossroads is a historic neighborhood near Downtown Kansas City, Missouri and is the cityâ€™s main art gallery district and center for the visual arts.
There are more than 60 galleries, generally located in its renovated warehouses and industrial buildings, making the district one of the five largest art districts in the US. The Crossroads is also includes home to numerous restaurants, architectectural and design firms, and live music venues. Many of these are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Crossroads Wellness is my current design studio project and is a comprehensive design studio.
This projectâ€™s main feature are two central rock walls that create the roof structure, with all spaces within the building connecting back to the roof and the columns.
Walls were climbable on the interior and exterior, parking below grade.
Men Mech Women
Main Entry / Reception
The Wellness Center wraps around the rock wall and incorporates a large plaza.
The rock wall rises from basement and creates a special entry for those arriving by automobile.
The rock wall becomes the roof and visually holds the program. Unfortunately, this concept divorced itself from the street.
Plan of the first floor of the facility at 1/16” = 1’ - 0”
Shared Office Office 2 Office 1
Bubble Diagram of Space Adjacencies
Column Placement in Relation to Floor Plates
Wellness Area - Later was revised to more fully open up to the rock climbing space.
Study of how the structural grid on the roof steamed down into the columns,
Lap Pool on the thrid floor provided views to the roof.
Centeral columns branched out to create a clibable surface that became the roof grid. Later was revised to provide more space between the column and the building itâ€™s self.
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Kansas Cityâ€™s downtown suffers from a disconnected feeling due to highway 670. To help remedy this problem my team (a group of 5th and 3rd year students), looked at creating a system of parks, both on the ground level and raised which included public amenities (i.e. cafe and bike repair shop). The project was inspired by case studies on both the Emerald Necklace, Boston, and the High Line, New York City.
Challenges included the noise from highway 670 which creates an extremely unpleasant walk, the dangerous speed limits surrounding the area, and automobile pollution. This project was a group effort, however all presented material is my own.
To the right: Shows the extent of the bridge and how far into the city it was possible to stretch.
Plan of the 670 corridor, showing where pedestrian bridges occur, and the link dashed in above.
The pedestrian bridge above traffic creates more direct routes for those looking to cross the highway at a diagonal. If crossing the streets individually widened walkways separate pedestrians from vehicular traffic.
Section cutting through one of the bridges, highway 670 can be seen below, existing bridges are replaced and widened to accommodate
a larger pedestrian walkway, more separated from traffic. The structure of the raised walkway can be seen on the far right.
These projects were all worked on while completing internships at either MJC Architecture or HTK Architects.
To the Left: PQ Customer Care Center was an HTK Architectâ€™s project. The goal was to take a brick warehouse and turn it into the companyâ€™s promotional and training facility. Brick was covered directly by terra-cotta and metal panels.
POSSIBLE FUTURE ADDITION
BAND / VOCAL
POSSIBLE FUTURE ADDITION
3RD - 6TH GRADES
FLEXIBLE LEARNING R.R.
GIRL'S LOCKER ROOM
6TH 3RD R.R.
STORAGE ROOM BELOW BLEACHERS
SOCIAL STUDIES WRESTLING / FEMA
WELLNESS CENTER ENTRY
Front elevation pushed a pulled to create interest towards the street.
HIGH SCHOOL ENTRY
15,896 s.f. (+ 1,800 BY ALT.)
BOY'S LOCKER ROOM
OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA
HARD SURFACE PLAY
EXISTING HIGH SCHOOL
ACCESSORY 7TH - 8TH GRADES
K - 6TH ART
2ND-6TH SOFT SURFACE ART COURTYARD
TEACHER'S WORK ROOM
PRE-K - 2ND GRADES K
In living room, looking towards front door
POSSIBLE FUTURE ADDITION
KITCHEN COMMONS / CAFETERIA
MEDIA CENTER / COMPUTER LAB
HARD SURFACE PLAY
1" = 60'-0"
OPTION D - TWO UNIT SCHOOL
PREK-2ND SOFT SURFACE
This project was completed while I was the project manager at MJC Architecture. Created for an older couple who’s children no longer live with them and grandchildren have extended summer visits. This home is in an exclusive, high end, neighborhood within the Wichita community.
Standing in formal dining room, looking towards, stair to basement (far left), entry foyer (left), master suite entry, living room (center), and kitchen (far right).
Basement Bar and Wine Cellar
PRE-K: 1 CLASSROOM (30 STUDENTS) KINDERGARTEN: 3 CLASSROOMS (12 STUDENTS / ROOM) 1ST GRADE: 2 CLASSROOMS (22 STUDENTS / ROOM) 2ND GRADE: 2 CLASSROOMS (22 STUDENTS / ROOM) 3RD GRADE: 2 CLASSROOMS (22 STUDENTS / ROOM) 4TH GRADE: 2 CLASSROOMS (22 STUDENTS / ROOM) 5TH GRADE: 2 CLASSROOMS (22 STUDENTS / ROOM) 6TH GRADE: 2 CLASSROOMS (22 STUDENTS / ROOM) 7TH GRADE: 1 CLASSROOM (49 STUDENTS / ROOM) 8TH GRADE: 1 CLASSROOM (52 STUDENTS / ROOM)
CLASSROOMS = 17
ART ROOM SCIENCE LAB BAND / VOCAL MEDIA CENTER COMPUTER LAB 1,500 SEAT GYM
TOTAL ADDITION = 77,316 s.f.
HIGH SCHOOL ADDITIONS = 17,985 s.f. HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING RENOVATIONS = 4,688 s.f. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADDITIONS (INCLUDING GYM) = 59,331 s.f.
+/- 850 S.F. CLASSROOMS AVERAGE OF 24 STUDENTS PER CLASSROOM
TOTAL ENROLLMENT (PK-8) = 401
+/- 1,000 S.F. LABS
ATCHISION COUNTY COMMUNITY PK-8 SCHOOL HTK Architects
Material Produced for the Atchison County Community Schools in passing their bond issue.
SECURE ENTRY FEMA STORM SHELTER NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH GRADE LEVEL PODS NEW WRESTLING ROOM AND LOCKER ROOMS NEW 1,500 SEAT GYM NEW COMMUNITY FITNESS CENTER NEW WEIGHT ROOM RENOVATED SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH, & MATH ROOMS
Photos & Sketches From travels and schoolwork.
Kansas State University August 2009 - May 2014 College of Architecture, Planning, and Design Currently in the fourth year of a five year masters degree program.
College of Architecture Planning and Design First Year Mentor 2010 - Present College Ambassador 2010 - Present Alpha Chi Omega Vice President, New Member Education 2011 Executive Board Chapter Relations and Standards Board Sales Gap, Inc. - Sales Associate Seasonal 2007 - 2008 All Star - Ticket Office Spring 2007 - Spring 2008 Childcare Fall 2003 - Present
Experience MJC Architecture - Draftsman
Spring 2007 - Fall 2012
Worked directly with client on a dental clinic, a home in an exclusive historic neighborhood, and a historic home renovation. Assisted on projects, surveyed, attended client meetings, developed construction documents, wrote specification books, and created company profiles.
College of Architecture Planning and Design Vertical Studio
Matt Cartwright - Owner and Principal, MJC Architecture
Worked on an elevated park system with integrated buildings and presented the work to the Kansas City Planning Department.
Assistant Professor Chris Fein - Kansas State University
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Skills Computer Programs: autoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as proficient in Rhinoceros and 3ds Max By Hand: Sketching, Drafting, and Model building Photography
Hobbies Running, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Photography, Cooking, Painting
Travels Hawaii, California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, New York, Massachusetts Italy, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium
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