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CASSIDAY LOVE STUDENT DESIGN PORTFOLIO


URBAN EDGES - DEVELOPMENT OF A CIVIC SPACE Kansas State University - 2014 - Graduate Design Studio Group Project with Brett Fast, Calleigh Freise, and Taryn Klein A year-long group project was divided into two parts: 1. Research and Site Analysis 2. Redesign, to approach the revitalize the under-utilized and disconnected Washington Square Park in downtown Kansas City. Research and site analysis was conducted to gain better understanding of the site and its context in order to make well-informed design decisions.


This design approach focused on capitalizing on the existing location and views, resulting in a design that had activated edges and a centralized open lawn. The purpose of having activated edges and an open lawn was based on precedents and existing usage, therefore various programming amenities were allocated to the edges to insure activated edges while leaving the open lawn flexible for various uses.


2013 Land Uses

Parcel Ownership Business Owned Parcels

Individually Owned Parcels

City/County Owned Parcels

As a part of the research and site analysis process, maps and diagrams were generated in order to gain an understanding of Washington Square Park and its context. By creating maps such as land use, change in number of households, and parcel ownership, one can begin to understand the surrounding area and be better equipped in approaching the design process. It is also important to study the current uses of the park to see how it is already utilized programmatically. Research was conducted on various case studies and Kansas City Parks as well to understand important programming amenities that could be translated to the park. An inventory of the amenities was taken and reflected in diagrams to show the relationship and popularity of the amenities.


OPEN LAWN

OPEN LAWN

FIXED SEATING

PLAZA

FIXED SEATING RECREATIONAL GAMES

TRANSPORTATION ACCESS

WATER FEATURE

RESTROOMS

PLAZA

VIEWING AREAS

RECYCLING

PARKING

GARDENS

AMPHITHEATER

GARDENS

ART INSTALLATIONS

EVENT SEATING

RECYCLING

ART INSTALLATIONS

FOOD

MOVABLE SEATING

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

WATER FEATURE TRANSPORTATION ACCESS

PARKING

VIEWING AREAS

RESTROOMS RECREATIONAL GAMES

PAVILION

MOVABLE SEATING

PAVILION

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

FOOD

Case Studies Amenity Connections

OPEN LAWN

Kansas City Parks Amenity Connections

OPEN LAWN

FIXED SEATING

TRANSPORTATION ACCESS ART INSTALLATION

GARDENS

PLAZA

RECYCLING

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

RECREATIONAL GAMES

PAVILION

WATER FEATURE

PARKING

RESTROOMS

EVENT SEATING

MOVABLE SEATING

VIEWING AREAS

ART INSTALLATION

PARKING

RESTROOMS

FIXED SEATING

TRANSPORTATION ACCESS

VIEWING AREAS

FOOD

Washington Square Park Amenity Connections

EVENT SEATING

PLAZA

RECYCLING

RECREATIONAL GAMES

MOVABLE SEATING

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

GARDENS

PAVILION

WATER FEATURE

FOOD

Washington Square Park Potential Amenity Connections


art walk flexible open lawn transit hub

plaza/event space

The allocation of the programming of the park was subdivided into four parts: transit hub, flexible open lawn, art walk, and plaza/event space. These spaces were drawn from a series of diagrams taking into account contextual connections such as transportation, views, and nearby amenities.


ACTIVATE WEST EDGE THROUGH SPATIAL CONNECTIONS

ACTIVATE THE EAST AND WEST EDGES THROUGH CONNECTING THE SOUTH EDGE

THE FLEXIBLE, OPEN LAWN ALLOWS FOR OPTIMAL VIEWING

ACTIVATE EAST EDGE THROUGH SPATIAL CONNECTIONS: MAKING GRAND GRAND

RESULTING PARTI FROM ACTIVATING THE THREE EDGES. THIS CREATES A FLEXIBLE, OPEN LAWN.

NEIGHBORHOOD LOOP CONNECTIONS DERIVED FROM INCORPORATING AN ART WALK CONNECTED TO THE CROSSROADS AS WELL AS CONNECTING TO UNION STATION AND CROWN CENTER

ACTIVATE BOTH THE EAST AND WEST EDGES

RESULTING PARTI FROM ACTIVATING THE THREE EDGES. THIS CREATES A FLEXIBLE, OPEN LAWN.

RESULTING PARTI FROM ACTIVATING THE THREE EDGES. THIS CREATES A FLEXIBLE, OPEN LAWN.


The transit hub includes a transit stop, beer garden, and a Korean War Memorial Plaza. The flexible open lawn includes an open lawn and a bioswale. The plaza/ event space consists of a pavilion with a cafe and remained open for various events such as a farmers’ market. The art walk has a viewing deck in close proximity of food truck parking, an art walk for various types of installations, and a playscape area.


URBAN SUPERMARKET - PROMOTING GROWTH IN KANSAS CITY CROSSROADS ARTS DISTRICT Kansas State University - 2012 - FOURTH-YEAR PROJECT The objective of this project was to create an urban supermarket with a cafe located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri. Crossroads is an arts district with many galleries just a few blocks south of downtown. The goal was to create a building that provides both a connection and relationship with its environment as an arts district and with the nearby Kauffman Center of Performing Arts. In order to provide this relationship, a sloping architectural roof was used to convey a contemporary and inviting supermarket.


The fundamentals of this project include creating specific, overlapping masses, each with its own purpose, but still connected through the structure of the building. The large, open green space is to invite patrons and provide a place of rest or play.

Structure


Volumes divided by purpose

Green spaces/edges connect context

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Site/Roof Plan

Site/roof plan


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BAKERY 104

DELI 105

WOMEN’S WC 108

MEN’S WC 107

OFFICE 109

CAFE KITCHEN 101

CAFE WC 102

CHECK-OUT 103

PRODUCE 104

FROZEN/CHILLED 106

STORAGE/LOADING 111

CAFE 100

MECHANICAL 110

WEST ELEVATION


Parapet Flashing Reinforced Concrete Wall Metal Decking Surrounded by Rigid Insulation Gutter Batt Insulation Exposed Concrete Wall Acoustic Metal Paneling Reinforcement

REINFORCED CONC WALL PARAPET FLASHING REINFORCED CONC WALL METAL DECKING SURROUNDED BY RIGID INSUL GUTTER BATT INSUL EXPOSED CONC WALL ACOUSTIC METAL PANELING REINFORCEMENT GLAZING

JAMB SASH SILL STEEL ANCHORS TO SECURE THE WINDOW

CLERESTORY WALL CONNECTION

TION

CONC PARAPET

Parapet Flashing

FLASHING

Reinforced Concrete Wall

GUTTER

Metal Decking Surrounded by Rigid Insulation

RIGID INSUL

Gutter

ACOUSTIC PANELS

Batt Insulation Exposed Concrete Wall Acoustic Metal Paneling Reinforcement

STEEL REINFORCED CONC WALL REINFORCEMENT BATT INSUL EXPOSED CONC WALL WELDED PLATE CONNECTION

REINFORCED CONC WALL PARAPET FLASHING REINFORCED CONC WALL METAL DECKING SURROUNDED BY RIGID INSUL GUTTER BATT INSUL EXPOSED CONC WALL ACOUSTIC METAL PANELING REINFORCEMENT GLAZING

STEEL CONNECTION GRAVEL JAMB SASH SILL STEEL ANCHORS TO SECURE THE WINDOW

WALL SECTION

CLERESTORY WALL CONNECTION


TIBER RIVERFRONT - ACTIVATION AND DEVELOPMENT Kansas State University - 2013 - Fourth-Year Project Partnered with Teresa Siegele The final project of the study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy consisted of partnering with another classmate to design the riverfront of the Tiber River in Rome. Named Meander, this specific project aimed to transform the underutilized and under-programmed riverfront of the Tiber River into an interactive and enjoyable linear space.


In order to create this transformation, an organic design was employed with the use of curves allowing for a playful and energetic experience. The site is linear and divided into two major elevations: the actual riverfront and street level. Organic slopes connect the two levels, allowing for connecting bike and pedestrian paths. At both riverfront and street level are viewing platforms. Both sides of the river are connected by a path and multi-functional stage.


Points of entry and connection

Spatial Hierarchy: Central zone is most important that includes the multi-purpose stage that also serves as a connection

To ensure the activation of the space, interactive program was added. This included flexible viewing areas for various mediums of art installations, seating, and an informal amphitheater.


STUDY ABROAD - ORVIETO, ITALY Kansas State University - 2013 - Fourth-Year Studying abroad for a semester in Orvieto, Italy consisted of a focus on hand graphics and environmental studies. Different mediums including ink, watercolors, and graphite were explored.

Conceptual site improvement - existing linear path with minimal playground equipment envisioned with additional elements of play to aid childhood development along with space defining elements.


KONZA PRAIRIE CHAPEL - ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN Kansas State University - 2011 - Third-Year Project As a non-denominational chapel, this building is supposed to be for both meditating and weddings (and other events) for various groups of people. Placed on a hill in the Konza Prairie outside of Manhattan, Kansas, this slightly earth-integrated chapel takes precedence from the lone one-room school house that one can occasionally still see throughout Kansas and a Greek temple. Both have a certain amount of prominence, in which this chapel is also supposed to evoke. The overall intent of the chapel is to respond to its site context by having a strong relationship to its placement on a hill in the Konza Prairie. Light also plays a large role, with slit windows guiding the patron to a large window at the back of the building that leads to an outdoor space. This is to give the patron the feeling of seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.


2014 Graduate Design Portfolio  
2014 Graduate Design Portfolio  
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