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PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER bethesda, md

The building was conceived with the idea of three symmetrical steel tubes marking the major program elements. These tree tubes are interlocked with concrete walls that act as a chassis holding the steel structure and skin. These walls support the building and also break up the symmetry, shifting the spaces in the building. The mechanical systems and circulation are integrated into this wall exposing it to the urban environment outside, keeping the space inside pure. From the walls and steel structure grows and becomes an extension of the concrete. The steel structure forms a modular unit helping to determine the organization of the plan. The façade with the concrete wall reflects the interior along with the motion and movement of the spaces adjacent to the concrete walls. The exterior curtain of glass is operable and allows views into the space along with sounds

of the street and natural ventilation to penetrate into the building. The interior spaces are unique, each one having it’s own spatial qualities. These spaces are linked by the track that frames the pool below. The observation deck is also integrated into a link that unifies both sides and becomes a space where every function of the building can be viewed.


South Elevation


Transverse Section


Tennis Court


COMMUNITY ALLIANCE CENTER manhattan, ks

Design based on the idea of a transparent billboard the building sits on the site to deal with multiple speeds of traffic and access. The structure was conceived with an interstitial space that holds the functions of the office space, conference rooms, and community forum. The green roof acts as a green space to provide a prefunction space to the forum and events for the city.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY north hollywood, ca

We have come to believe that the “The “American Dream” is a perception. Where the home is not only where you live or where you have your privacy, but is a social pressure of ownership. It is yours and no one else’s. Dwellings should respond to the lifestyles of the modern family, usually changing several times in a generation. In defining the “American Dream” this dwelling blurs living with work and public to private. The site is on an old railroad line that is partially buried which is located in North Hollywood, California. It is located on the median of Chandler Street which surrounds the north and south side. The area has a park to the south and residential to the north. The east side has a small industrial area and a metro stop, and to the west a highway passes above. In the neighborhood of Chandler Street small art galleries are starting to surround the area. In this design proposal the idea of not only one

living unit but a series of dwellings to unify the community and existing areas is proposed. The decision to use railroad box cars was not only for cost efficiency, but the modular units provide flexibility that relate to the industrial site. The material that is removed from the exterior for openings is then later reused to form the partitions of the interior spaces. In the parti of the home the morphology of four boxcar can be seen. The third boxcar, being a “void” frames a pedestrian path to the metro stop and allows the community to set outdoor shop and market areas on the weekend. In this design the program also has a studio space for work that is connected to the dwelling with a catwalk above and railroad crossing at grade linking the two ground floors. This studio space has a loft above for a small office or can be transformed to a guest house. The exterior doors/walls and windows of the dwell-


ing are operable and open to the outside “blurring” inside to outside. When open the interior space and volumes change. The east dining room wall opens to the patio and closes the east view from the kitchen window. One viewing the dining room from the exterior would see the dining room with a large volume hovering above (bedroom). Similar changes occur when the main doors of the dwelling and studio are opened. The window planes of the bedrooms slide open to the outside and the window opening becomes an open air balcony to the outside, but the occupant has the ability to close it to the public. The two adjacent bedrooms also share an interstitial space (skylight) that divides the two bedrooms and the kitchen and dining room below. This interstitial space can be seen from the balconies in the two bedrooms, in the hallway outside the bedrooms, and the kitchen and dining spaces below.

The space and program of this dwelling are designed to be adaptable to anyone who lives in the space. It blurs work, living, public, and private together. The third boxcar, being a “void” frames a pedestrian path to the metro stop and allows the community to set outdoor shop and market areas on the weekend. In this design the program also has a studio space for work that is connected to the dwelling with a catwalk above and railroad crossing at grade linking the two ground floors. This studio space has a loft above for a small office or can be transformed to a guest house. The exterior doors/walls and windows of the dwelling are operable and open to the outside “blurring” inside to outside. When open the interior space and volumes change. The east dining room wall opens to the patio and closes the east view from the kitchen window. One viewing the dining room from the exterior would see the dining room

with a large volume hovering above (bedroom). Similar changes occur when the main doors of the dwelling and studio are opened. The window planes of the bedrooms slide open to the outside and the window opening becomes an open air balcony to the outside, but the occupant has the ability to close it to the public. The two adjacent bedrooms also share an interstitial space (skylight) that divides the two bedrooms and the kitchen and dining room below. This interstitial space can be seen from the balconies in the two bedrooms, in the hallway outside the bedrooms, and the kitchen and dining spaces below. The space and program of this dwelling are designed to be adaptable to anyone who lives in the space. It blurs work, living, public, and private together.


Bedroom


Kitchen


Livingroom


Bedroom


Livingroom


HOUSING PROJECT kansas city, mo

There is a long tradition that relates identity to “sameness”. Repetition proposes an alternative idea that favors difference. This conception defines repetition in and of itself versus being in opposition to identity. For us to transgress and except repetition as a concept in itself the tools of humor and irony are utilized. According to Gilles Deluze “repetition is similar but never exactly the same.” Similar to art, there can only be one original-precursor and the rest becomes duplication, a copycursor. Deluze implies that repetition is inherent in four instances. These instances of repetition occur within the boundaries and the limits of nature, the artificial or construct, the infinite, and the general. In nature, repetition is stoic, it is in existence. Repetition of nature then is “pleasure, past, and passion.” In nature, memories tend to take the form of nature. However, in nature there is the duality of good and evil-a contrast.

In the artificial or construct, memories are nothing but a stage. They play their roles in the artificial. Where artificial becomes more of a film where there is false theatre, false drama, and false movement. In infinity repetition transforms and morphs. It is a resemblance-metamorphosis. A concept may be in principle the concept of a particular existing thing, thus having an infinite comprehension. ‘Infinite comprehension is the correlate of an extension = 1.’ Where repetition occurs in infinity there is a reciprocal principle of the identity or difference. The last instance is the general. Repetition is opposed to all forms of generality. There is always one concept per particular thing.


Conceptual Site Model


In selecting a site, this location is the ideal crossroads for rail, river, automotive, and air transit. It gives an opportunity to re-link back to the City. The area deals with multiple spaces of traffic; airplanes that fly above, highways that stretch across, trains that run along the flood planes, to barges on the river. The site is located on the northwest corner of the downtown business loop. It consists of the areas of the 4th st. Viaduct to the Broadway Bridge to the Main Street Promenade. The reason for this site selection is that it offers the most appealing opportunities for dwelling and businesses. Also, the infrastructure of the crossroads is already apparent and the ideology of adding the digital connection to the city makes another layer onto the city.

and budgets to encourage the redevelopment of the area through the growth of housing and businesses. The areas adjacent to the sites are the Central Business District, the Garment District, the River Market, and The West Bottoms. This site also consists of many views and vantage points to the River and to the City.

Consisting of some of the oldest light industrial buildings in Kansas City, the City and State have given tax incentives Conceptual Design Scupture

The goal of this project is to increase the property value of the area and revitalize the city through housing and providing jobs.


Site Elevation Study

Circulation Diagram


The planning and zoning of the site consists primarily of four zones; the natural, the Artificial, the infinite and, the General. The natural zone consists of outdoor spaces such as outdoor theater, outdoor dining area, and green spaces. The Artificial is the industrial portion of the program. It consists of the digital production studios and offices that make up today’s production of image. It should be lifted above the ground to achieve isolation

from sound, public, and to be out of the flood plane. These spaces consist of sound and graphics rooms to classrooms and Archives. The Infinite which consist of the housing units where each dwelling has sameness in space but, each space has its own character. The Generality of the program consists of public spaces of circulation, galleries, theaters, ticket booth, and CafĂŠ. It becomes the glue of the program

Zoning Diagram

provides cohesion to all of the spaces.


Site Plan @ 930

Site Plan @ 880

Site Plan @ 830


Physical Study Model - Interior Digital Production Studio


Physical Study Model - Digital Production Studio and Circulation


Living Room


Kitchen


LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION & RENOVATION las vegas, nv

The expansion focused on enhancing of meeting facilities, site improvements, and an improved user experience in the 3.8 million sqft. existing facility. The planning process for this complex project involved an extensive outreach program to operating staff, users and service providers. There are four major space types composing the interior of the convention facility: the grand lobby (connector), concourses, meeting rooms and ancillary spaces. The grand lobby links the main entrance,

taxi drop-off, monorail connector, pedestrian bridge and all the major concourses in the facility. It serves as both a collector and distribution center for people arriving at the convention center. Concourses, exhibit halls and meeting rooms are clustered together and assigned a color and a letter. These colors are deployed throughout the finish palette to zone the building and reinforce passive wayfinding. These colors also serve as accents to the primarily neutral color palette. The walls,

ceiling and floors are varied in shape, modulation, articulation, surface and color. There are three major classifications of finish types for the convention center, and a required common denominator among all of them is durability and maintainability. The areas accessible to event attendees must appropriately reinforce the industry standards for commonly held expectations in the industry regarding quality service delivery, business climate and hospitality.

Client: Las Vegas Convention and Vistors Authourity Cost: $890 million Completed: 2004-2010 (phased delivery)


SAN ANTONIO CONVENTION CENTER san antonio, tx

Proposed expansion of the San Antonio Convention Center, which included plans for an adjacent hotel, pedestrian bridge, new prefunction, meeting room, and exhibit halls.

Client:City of San Antonio Cost: $300 million proposal


KANSAS CITY MAX BUS SHELTER kansas city, mo

Designing and introducing a new construction cost Bus Rapid Transit system, now known as MAX - Metropolitan Area Express, to serve the Kansas City community. Elementsof design include a new glass and stainless steel shelter with integrated lighting, a station marker with real time signage, route and transfer

information and a map of the surrounding neighborhood and attractions to assist wayfinding for visitors. Streetscape improvements and integrated signage were also incorporated.

Client: Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Cost: Completed: 2009-2010


Sculpture Garden Design Option


New Modular Design Concept


New Wayfinding Monument Design Concept


GULF INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY COMPLEX AND PUMP STATION new orleans, la

The configuration of the City of Metarie and New Orleans is subdivided by mulitple canals and levees. Within this labarinth of canals and levees the neighborhood is made up of Industrial, Commercial, Residencial, and Educational Campuses. The current temporary pump houses are disconnected with the relationship of the surrounding community and have become a nusance. The current locations of these tempoary

structures are adjcent to many green spaces, neighbor hoods, and an educational campus. The proposed masterplan is to enhance the existing site and better utilize the land. By turning the proposed site into a green space, it will link the neighborhoods and community within the labarinth of canals and levees. The green spaces and the park trails are to provide a save enviornment which will contain educational markers

which serve as nodes along the trails. Within this green space the pump houses will serve as a “signal” or “beacon” for the community.

Client: United States Army Corps of Engineers Cost: $700 million proposal


MASTER PLANNING GOALS In conjunction with the project Team the following goals for the Master Planning efforts were compiled: • E  nhance site conditions and intergration and utilization of land • Create a balanced and flexible future vision for the facility and surrounding areas • Maintain continuity between

all structures and sites • Maintain operations and minimize disruption to existing areas such as green spaces, walking paths, and similar facilities during implementation of the plan • Improve and enhance building infrastructure to support ongoing technological advances and education • Consideration of historical and architectural precedence • Provide onsite wayfinding

12’x45’ precast panels w/ 3’x12’ LED panels w/ 2,700 sqft Louver area at each side

• M  inimize visual impact with the surrounding community and provide visual control in regaurds to visual acess and isolation between and among spaces and funtions.


NNSC NATIONAL SECURITY CAMPUS kansas city, mo

The facilities replace the existing plant and are anticipated to encompass 1,629,950 GSF with 2,500 parking spaces. The design will include office, electrical assembly, laboratory and manufacturing for the department of energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Potential amenities for the campus include a walking trail, courtyard, fitness ceter and cafeteria. The team is designing the project for LEED Gold Certification and utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the design, construction and management of the project.

Client: GSA, NNSA, DOE Cost: $500 million Completed: 2011-2012 (phased delivery)


GSA - WESTERN HEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITIATIVE/PHASE 1 LAND PORT OF ENTRY LED SIGNAGE u.s. northern and southern boarders Providing design and project management services for the installation of LED signage at 18 Land Ports of Entry along the U.S. northern and southern borders. Design and installation used a multi-phased implementation strategy. The scope of work included planning, wayfinding/signage consulting, and architectural and engineering services for design and installation of dynamic signage in support of the Land Border Integration LED Signage program.

Client: GSA Cost: Varies Completed: (phased delivery)


CITRUS BOWL orlando, fl

BOWL Client: City of Orlando Cost: $135 million


The purpose of the Goal Setting Session was set up to figure out with the City of Orlando what was needed in order to be competitive with their market sector. The two day charrette consisted of three teams that dealt with site, community use, and event planning. The two day charrette was delivered by questions and answeres and then the design team had one and a half hours to deliver ideas and schemes from scratch. Followed by a final second day

1.5 Hour design Study


MINNESOTA VIKINGS minneapolis. mn

Design pursit of a 65,000 seat new stadium. The exteror skin was designed to mimic the nordic architecture of the region through the use of materials. New amenities indoor and outdoor were added to the program.

Client: City of Minneapolis Cost: $900 million proposal


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NEW STADIUM santa clara, ca

This 68,000-seat stadium as an expandable building that can accommodate a wide range of premier events such as the Super Bowl, Major League Soccer and concerts. Designed with many sustainable elements, the new stadium will incorporate photovoltaic panels, a green roof, public transit access, a public walking trail from the San Tomas Creek Trail, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, sophisticated building control systems and recycled materials. The project is on track to become the nations first professional football stadium to achieve LEED certification.

Client: City of Santa Clara Cost: $1.02 billion Completed: Under Construction


LINCOLN MEMORIAL STADIUM lincoln, ne

The project expands the current East Stadium and adds 6,2000 new spectator seats and fan amenities. The current East Stadium concourse is expanded through the addition of a new parallel concourse, which includes a grand lobby that celebrates the original historic Gate 20 entrance and entire east faรงade with minimal disturbance. The large 60 foot tall volume of space that occurs before the seating levels provides for two levels of shell space on either side of the grand lobby. These shell spaces will be used for UNL Research and future Athletic Department use. The additional seating occurs on four new upper floor levels: Balcony/ Suite Level, Club Level, Suite Level and Upper Bowl Level. The project improves fan amenities, game day access and safety. Additional concessions and restrooms are provided on the expanded Main Concourse and Upper Concourse Levels.

Client: University of Nebraska Cost: $56 million Completed: Under Construction


Northeast View


BOB CARPENTER SPORTS CENTER ADDITION newark, de

The addition added 50,000 sqft. of space with an addition to the south west side of the existing arena. The new main entry lobby creates an impressive entrance for studentathletes and coaching staffs. The addition houses multiple practice courts for volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball as well as an additional sports medicine area. The basketball program has state of the art practice gyms as well as locker rooms, team meeting areas, and coaches offices. The volleyball practice facility will accommodate three competition size courts, new locker rooms, and coaches offices. The larger gym will also be available for the needs of student recreation.

Client: University of Delaware Cost: $18.5 million Completed: 2012


Gymnasium - Practice Facility


MICHIGAN STADIUM EXPANSION ann arbor, mi

This $179 Million Renovation and expansion to the historic Michigan Stadium includes the addition of two 530’ long, multi-story structures on both the east and west sides of the stadium that contain improved fan amenities, new restrooms and concessions, club seats, suites, and press facilities. Two new-elevated concourses will be added on both sides of the stadium to improve access and safety. Other improvements

to the stadium will included widening existing aisles and seats, adding handrails, and adding dedicated seating for fans with impaired mobility. Construction was phased over three football seasons.

Client: University of Michigan Cost: $170 million Completed: 2010


Southwest Tower


MINDDRIVE kansas city, mo

MINDDRIVE uses real-world issues of our times to teach urban students, most who have slipped through the cracks and are learning at a grade level below their age group. We teach critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship and how to improve their future outlook by expanding their vision for themselves. We offer opportunities to succeed on many levels by addressing academic, social and economic challenges unique to each student. The educational objective is to give the students the tools to process creative thinking, see the potential for realizing dreams for a successful future and instill a greater desire to learn in the students. The process involves a unique pairing of an experienced automotive mentor with each student. Our class called “AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN STUDIO” will continue the principal objectives of the past Creative Studio classes that primarily taught applying creative thinking to design

projects connecting to the real world of business. Core educational concepts of math, science, reading and history will be woven throughout the work of the class. Our “CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATIONS” class will focus on the tools of marketing as if the Automotive Design Class were a commercial client. We will work with students on how to tell a story through the written word, photography, video and social media. The students will learn presentation styles and give several “live” presentations throughout the summer at public events and in the classroom.


Project Reynard - Design Sketches


Project Lola - Nelson Atkins Art Museum - Worlds Fair Exhibit


Project Lola - Nelson Atkins Art Museum - Worlds Fair Exhibit


Project Lotus - Coast 2 Coast - Pensacola, FL


Project Lotus - Coast 2 Coast - Quincy, Fl



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