â€œStudio is about working in an environment, 24 hours a day, while working on models, sketches diagrams and computer programs. Our studio culture has created a strong bond between peers, where we have become a family connected through architecture.â€? - E.M.
02 MC Library
03 MC Coffee Shop
04 Field House
05 Reformation with art
FUNCTION OVER FORM
The focus of this project was to explore innovative solutions for low-density urban housing. Creating a hybrid of the two common urban housing types, the row house and the low rise apartment. These include but are not limited to the duplex, row home, courtyard house and condominium. The proposed design solution for the site, located on Tivoly Avenue in the city of Baltimore, aggregated the singular units to fit the unique lot shape creating a small village effect within the courtyard.
TYPE 1 UNIT TYPE 2 UNIT
LIBRARY This proposal uses an existing library on Montgomery Collegeâ€™s campus, in Rockville, to create functionality, sustainablity and efficiency. Major programatic functions that were added to this space included; bigger study rooms, 3-D printing labs, a maker space, child care center and nap stations. The team wanted the library to serve more than just the institutional users, but to develop a design to serve the community as a multi-functioning expansion.
OFFSET TO CREATE VIEWS
FOURTH DN UP
MC COFFEE SHOP
MC Coffee shop is located in the center of Montgomery Collegeâ€™s Rockville Campus. The focus of this project is to develop connectivity and define circulation on the campus. The proposed area is located between two active buidlings and a parking lot, which serves as a main drop off location. The pedestrian traffic surrounding the site is active during all times of the day and is convenient for the users. There is currently a coffee shop on the campus but it is screened off from the public, creating a disconnect.
Relationship to main axis Parking Lot
Views Student Services
SITE PLAN Campus connectivity
LONGITUDINAL SECTION CUT
German Park is in the historic residential neighborhood of Reservoir Hill in Baltimore. A recreational park acts as the unifying element for this neighborhood; which serves the communityâ€™s diverse mix of residents who use that space for various events. However, ongoing problems within the park have threatened the public, safety and welfare of this open space. Points of entry with existing lights
St. Francis Center
Proposed building w/amenities
Design Improvements The restored park design includes a low sightline, views of the park, interaction between spaces, and improved circulation on the site. The design provides continuity between areas of the park, the Field house, and the immediate public grounds to create a connectivity between these programmatic elements.
TRANSVERSE SECTION CUT FIRST FLOOR N
LONGITUDINAL SECTION CUT MULTIPURPOSE
PROGRAM 1. CHILDRENâ€™S PLAYGROUND 2. EXISTING BASKETBALL COURT 3. EXISTING PERGOLA
4. FIELD HOUSE
5. FIRE PIT
6. MULTI-USE SPACE 7. PATHWAY 8. STAGE 9. ST. FRANCIS CENTER
REFORMATION with ART
FIRST FLOOR WITH SITE PLAN Drawing Studio
Conference Housing 3
Start-Up Space 1
Open to below
Start-Up Space 2
Video Production Studio
Project Description Mt. Royal Mansion is in the historic residential neighborhood of Reservoir Hill in Baltimore. This project involves an existing building from the 18th century, which contain different organization and multiple functions. Currently it is used for the Reservoir Hill Improvement Council. Design Improvements The proposed addition to the existing historic structure introduces new programs to the site; in return attracts the residents and community members. The design allows for defined circulation through the building and site. The new form is placed on the site in a way it does not conquer the existing historic buildings. A new courtyard is created due to the juxtaposition of the visual arts center and the existing structure.
Existing points of entry Visual Arts
Sun and shadow Office
Conference Existing Proposed
NEW MASS AND EXISTING
Sightline Pedestrian AXIS
Interior INTERIOR CIRCULATION
FRAMING THE VIEW