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ericbethany tulaneschoolofarchitecture2015

new orleans, louisiana ebethany@gmail.com digital resume, additional images, and more projects available at www.behance.net/ericbethany


contents NEW ORLEANS DANCE ACADEMY madisonville maritime schooL burnette residence case study louis armstrong music center

stalactite stair

beach pavilion ktlst branding project - S K E T C H E S -

photography


NEW ORLEANS DANCE ACADEMY


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

YEAR3SEMESTER2


RENDERED WALL SECTION

The second semester of the third year at TSA is the integrated studio, in which structural, mechanical, and code-specific issues are the focus. This project, set in the warehous district of new orleans, attempts to reconcile vast differences in contextual typologies while providing a provocative setting for performances. Formally, the project features an angular performance volume encased in an orthogonal mass that contains support and secondary program.


MECHANICAL AND STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

NEW ORLEANS DANCE ACADEMY

An extensive research phase preceded the formal and technical design aspects of the project; the suibject of my research, and primary nonarchitectural inspiration, was the choreography of Wayne McGregor. Several diagrams using still images from McGregor’s piece FAR were developed to create a conceptual foundation for the project.


MADISONVILLE MARITIME SCHOOL


MADISONVILLE, LOUISIANA

YEAR3SEMESTER1


A proposal for a boat building school on the banks of the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, Louisiana, an hour north of New Orleans. The project draws inspiration from the historic context of the site and the tactile and visual experience of shipbuilding. In an effort to create harmony with its natural surroundings, the building favors passive lighting and ventilation strategies over active systems, and features materials that reflect those found in the nearby terrain. The design’s organizational strategies are intended to blur the line between interior and exterior.


MADISONVILLE MARITIME SCHOOL


BURNETTE RESIDENCE CASE STUDY

YEAR3SEMESTER1


In-depth analysis of the technical drawings of the Burnette residence (Phoenix, Arizona; Wendell Burnette Architects) resulted in a series of hand-drawn reproductions of floorplans and detail drawings that were then illustrated digitally to create diagrams that illustrate the conceptual and technical characteristics of the project. The project emphasized the identification and understanding of structural strategies and material choices that perform both pragmatic and aesthetic functions.


Located in the birthplace of jazz on the border of the French Quarter and Treme neighborhoods in New Orleans, the Louis Armstrong Musician’s Center contains both venues for musical performances, as well as temporary residences for visiting artists, and an archive of recordings and historical documents.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG MUSIC CENTER


YEAR2SEMESTER2


BEACH PAVILION

YEAR2SEMESTER2


As part of a second-year digital media class, the pavilion was created as a refuge for sunburnt and tired beach-goers. The contours of the pavilion create a varied array of comfortable seating positions, while the structure provides shade and allows the cooling sea breeze to pass through.


STALACTITE STAIR

YEAR2SEMESTER2


This stair provides a complelling spatial experience as well as a means of vertical circulation, taking inspiration from the form of natural mineral deposits found in caves. The project was completed as part of a second-year digital media class as an introduction to three-dimensional modelling and rendeing programs.


KTLST MARKETING PROPOSAL This project, completed as part of a third-year professional concerns course, featured the development of a cohesive marketing package for a hypothetical design firm that included branding strategies, a business plan and a business model. These items were presented along with t-shirts with screen-printed logos in a hand-made box. The hands-on approach to the project reflected the ethos of the hypothetical firm. Within the three-person project team, my role was to aid in the development of the firm’s visual and professional identity, and to develop the business plan and model. My partners built the box and the screen-printing equipment and printed the shirts.

YEAR3SEMESTER1


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Selected Work