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To the Core Wuppertal Tower Ponce Cette Voie Payne’s Prairie Hopkin’s Prairie Alvar Aalto Light Studies Mojave Desert Fashion Design

TO THE CORE This project was focused on developing a mixd-use gallery and community space for the residents of Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, and there is very little connecion between the downtown area and the university. This short three-week project was created on a strategy for planning urbanistically. The site was located in a lot in front of a tax collector building that is surrounded by restuarants and nightlife. The schematic idea of this project included a vertical mast that acted as a void and the main structural compontent and ascended people through the spaces, with a light-frame filigree facade to seduce people into the building from the street. The first level is mainly open area designed for a sculpture garden to showcase student work. The second and third levels included student gallery and workshop space, followed by an exposed rooftop outdoor lounge. No building in the city is higher then five levels high, so this outdoor space will have a good view of the overall city scape.

Process schematic models

Urban Context Studies

Concept Model

section of concept

Tower Dance, Dance: Otherwise We Are Lost

Wuppertal, Germany served as a prewar textile-manufacturing hub that transitioned into a booming city dedicated to the Arts. Pina.

Diagram of the history of dance in Wuppertal, Germany

Pina Bausch started a modern dance company in Wuppertal that transformed the way dance was performed. Her revolutionary movement influenced the rise of modern dance and allowed for all age groups, nationalities, ethnicities, and body types to perform and depict their stories of immigration, culture, and struggles through dance. Pina’s performances were evocative and brought to the stage a way to express oneself in a way that dance had never done before.

The tower was designed to dedicate space for three different dances in Pina Bausch’s Company. This involved heavy dissection of the dances spatial itinerary and story projection to create spaces that would allow for the best depiction of that dance. The theatre spaces also analyzed where the audience would be situated and their angle of view to watch the performances and travel throughout to evoke the raw emotions that Pina depicted through her dances. This project honed in on spatial awareness skills in transitioning vertically and horizontally, scale, and proportions.

Prend Cette Voie Walk This Way This project was a second year project that first introduced the integration of transition spaces.

This project was designed to mimic the flow of movement and hierarchy of space of a constructed fashion show stage. This itinerary is based on the supermodels playing “hide and seek� from the spectators. As the model starts her journey, she moves back-and-forth through spaces that contain and shield her, through transition areas of partial distinguishability, to fully public and exposed views. The project was created by thoughtfully planning out spaces that would create the juxtaposed feelings of containment and exposure. The design of the structure itself creates a show in its own right as the spectators can view the show from any angle and can still participate in the fashion show and see the show from different perspectives.

Sweetwater Sweetwater Wetlands Park consists of more than 125 acres of wetlands and ponds and was created to improve the water quality of wetlands in Paynes Prairie and the Floridan Aquifer. This project honed on understanding the site and its qualities to design a structure that would be appropiate in this Floridian Landscape. The section was designed as a resting stop for the boating cleaning crew on site.

1/16”= 1” Full Hand-Drawn Section of an impermanent structure on Payne’s Prairie. Charcoal on Watercolor

Hopkins Prairie

Hopkin’s Prairie is an undisrupted part of the Ocala National Forest. The site is extremely flat and is particularly susceptible to flooding. The unpretentious architecture designed for the site allowed for the use of the structure during high flood times and as a natural way for water to be filtered and stored on the prairie. The architecture reveres the broad and winding grassland that the prairie is known for.

1/8”=1” Section: Charcoal and Photoshop

1/8�=1� Section: Charcoal and Photoshop

Process Model

Mappings of the Hopkins Prairie Site


Alvar Aalto_ Light Studies Through my studies thus far, I have been extremely interested in lighting qualities and how to maniuplate space through the use of both natural and artifical light. Focused studies on Muuratsalo Summer House designed by Alvar Aalto.

Desert Desert was focused on studying the history and conditions present in designing and building in the Mojave Desert region. The project included analytical diagraming of the region’s history of scarring and development, studying the constructed Kaufmann House designed by Richard Neutra, and developing a model that emulated the environment and its conditions. Through progression, I discovered Death Valley became a threshold for where the Mojave’s most beautiful and ghastly qualities were exhibited.

Renderings of Kaufmann Desert House-Rhino+ Maxwell

Diagram of the Mojave Desert

Research Lab on Death Valley-Section

Fashion Design

and Sustainability Fashion Design has always influenced my Architectural Designs. With collaboration with my Environmental Science teacher Deborah Wasylik, we created this garment in 2015 as part of the “Keep Orlando Beautiful� fashion show. This design was constructed from collected materials from Dr. Phillips High School students including bottle caps, used wrapping paper, soda cans, and old sheets. This project honed in two of my passions: design and sustainability.


Cassidy Brown Design Portfolio  

Undergraduate Portfolio Design 1-5 University of Florida

Cassidy Brown Design Portfolio  

Undergraduate Portfolio Design 1-5 University of Florida