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APPROACH FROM CARPORT TO CENTRAL SPACE

ARROYO BETWEEN EDUCATION CENTER

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CAMPUS

Amanda Schwarz anschwarz@email.arizona.edu (520) 870-3236 38118961

The massive walls, being of the earth, split to preserve and honor the arroyos. The roof planes, being of the sky, act as the mediator. The language shifts to a series of layered tectonics that extend and blend into the landscape while structurally demonstrating strength through unity. Each individual program channels water through the central gathering space where a series of terraces allow for small and large gatherings and an interconnected web of paths and nodes.

RAIN IN THE DESERT : STRENGTH THROUGH UNITY

OUTDOOR GATHERING SPACES

University of Arizona / 2016 Spirit of the Place : Unitarian Universalist Church Campus

learning center

approach towards courtyard AMANDA SCHWARZ | ARC 302 | P. REIMER | SPRING 2014

AMANDA SCHWARZ | ARC 302 | P. REIMER | SPRING 2014

University of Arizona 2011 - 2016 B. Architecture / Honors College GPA: 3.91 AIAS President Vice President Secretary Board Member

2011 - Present 2014 - 2015 2013 - 2014 2012 - 2013 2011 - 2012

Tau Sigma Delta

2013 - Present

AMANDA SCHWARZ| ARC 302 | P. REIMER | SPRING 2014

Rick Joy Architects 2014 / Summer Gymnastics Instructor 2011 - 2014

Project Location : Oro Valley, AZ Project Type : Church Campus Location Climate : Hot, Arid Squarefootage : 16,000 sq ft

genus loci : land ethic, understanding and respecting the spirit of the place The Unitarian Universalist church upholds respect for diverse philosophies. This principle is rooted to the Sonoran Desert and the phenomenon of the yearly monsoons. Capturing the spirit of the place, this campus nestles at the base of the hills, celebrating the beauty of desert rain that slowly carves through the earth, leaving behind arroyos as a memory and a promise.

scale

SITE PLAN

AMANDA SCHWARZ | ARC 302 | P. REIMER | SPR

SITE SECTION : SANCTUARY

DESIGN PROCESS + SITE ANALYSIS

SITE CHARACTERISTICS

TOPOGRAPHY + HYDROLOGY

TRIPARTITE PROGRAM

RESPECT EXISTING ARROYOS

FORM ADJUSTMENT

WATER COLLECTION ON ROOF PLANE

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