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Katherine McGarry Syracuse University School of Architecture


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Contents Bird Library Reimagined

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Binary Systems

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Domestic Terrain

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Repo-Zone

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LA School and Park

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Tri-Art

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Facade Analysis

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Formal Analysis

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Italian Studies

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Mixed Media

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1” Glass Balustrade 2” Tempered Glass Sliding Door Aluminum Floor Guide with Fasteners Aluminum Bottom U-Channel

Polished 5mm Stainless Steel Finish to Insulated Roof High Density 6” Performance Insulation Corrugated 8” Floor Steel Decking

Carbon Steel Expansion Anchor Ceiling Hanger Steel Tapered 12” I-Beam Steel Channel @ 16” o.c.

2” Tension Cable Polished 5mm Stainless Steel Finish

Tension Cable Connector Bolted into Existing Column Existing 24” x 24” Concrete Column Post-Tensioning Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcing Existing Concrete Waffle Slab

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Syracuse, New York

Prof. Randall Korman

Bird Library Reimagined

In collaboration with Maria Coconato and Nishuti Parulekar

A complete redesign of Syracuse University’s Bird Library, opening up the heavy concrete interior to allow for natural light and flow of traffic. Mechanics, structure, and architectural aesthetics of the space were analyzed and designed to invite students and faculty into a welcoming and inspiring space.

6” x6” 11” x 14” 6” x6” 18” x 18” Box Beam

ARC 409 | Professor Korman Studio | Maria Coconato, Katherine McGarry, & Nishuti Parulekar

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ARC 409 | Professor Korman Studio | Maria Coconato, Katherine McGarry, & Nishuti Parulekar

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introvert

thirds: venetian plan

pace

waterway creates middle passage

overlapping spaces revolve around central display pedestal

collection vs. living

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overlapping spaces revolve around central display pedestal NOCTURNAL

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introvert

extrovert

collection vs. living

introvert

SUNDIAL

extrovert

twins


Venice, Italy

Prof. Richard Rosa

Binary Systems

This project serves as a home for twins that live individually and have a shared collection of astronomical devices. The formal characteristics of the building illustrate the separate but interlocking spaces of the twins, and the design allows also for an interaction with the public and the canal. This house exemplifies the relationship between “hide” and “display,” and allows for specific placement of the collection pieces.

collection

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collection

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1/8”=1’

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orientation of surrounding houses, and many plots feature a pool or playground that directly reflects what resides in the yards of the neighborhood houses. Multiple landscapes were introduced into the project through manipulation of the golf holes, as well as the surrounding earth that leads up to and connects to the holes. In some cases, the layers of the rammed earth golf landscape are visible to the inhabitants through the glass walls that they are up against. The landscape of the design is also altered in the roofs of each building, creating a condition that resembles the pitched roofs of houses in the area, but is slightly altered. Landscape within Landscape

Palm Springs Domestic Landscape Within Desert Landscape

Golf Course Landscape Within Neighborhood Landscape Mountainous Background Mountainous Background

Pitched Roof

Rotated Building

Elevation

Plan

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Landscape Roof

Rectalinear Form

Elevation

Plan

Rammed Earth

Rotated Rectangle

Curving Ground


Palm Springs,California Prof. Molly Hunker

Domestic Terrain

An investigation into the idea of the “West” through the precedent of Stephen Shore’s “Highway U.S. 97” photo. The irony and juxtaposition of man-made and natural landscape, and the interaction of multiple levels of landscapes are carried from this photo into the design project. The project is a golf course that exhibits the overlapping of multiple landscapes through the manipulation of the different programmatic spaces. The golf holes, the surrounding earth, the earth within each hole, and the roofs of the holes are the main landscapes within the project.

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Hole 4

Hole 6

Surrounding Ground

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Golf Course Behind

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Hole 3

Hole 5

Rammed Earth

Mesh

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Hole 2

Hole 1

1’x1’ Column

Playground

Glass Walls

Lobby


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Hole 18

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Hole 12

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Hole 16

Hole 15

Roof Landscape

Cafe

Playground

Surrounding Ground

Sitting Area

Golf Store

Locker Room

Context

Theater

Roofing 1

Mountains

Roofing 2

Mesh

Roofing 3

Glass

Roofing 4

Atmosphere

Roofing 5 Roofing 6

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Repo-Zone

Los Angeles Port, California Prof. Roger Sherman

In collaboration with Yucel Guven and Ensonn Morris

This project is a reaction to the highly-pollutant LA port, and an investigation into the ways that it could be transformed to better serve the environment and community. Repo-Zone exhibits the recycling of discarded materials from the surrounding communities into a tourist attraction. This would not only minimize the amount of materials in landfills and the water, but teach the members of the community the many ways in which they can reuse materials.

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Los Angeles, California

Prof. Amber Bartosh

LA School and Park

A public gathering area; this project aims to establish a welcoming space for families in the LA area, with sustainable interior and landscape design. The walls of the park and school are made up of recycled plastic bottles that create not only a unique aesthetic but also contribute to the growing environmental efforts in LA.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Prof. Tarek Radka

Tri-Art

A study focusing on structure and daylighting using rotating triangular forms. This building is an art incubator located in Kendall Square that provides housing and education for the surrounding community. The daylighting in the building is optimized for sustainability and provides brightly lit spaces for the students. The rotation of the floors allows for optimal access to light for each of the programmatic areas, and functions also as a distinguishing factor for the incubator.

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HERINE MCGARRY SCHRODER HOUSE ARC 578

SOUTHWEST ELEVATION

NORTHEAST ELEVATION

NORTHWEST ELEVATION

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KATHERINE MCGARRY SCHRODER HOUSE ARC 578

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Prof. Randall Korman

Facade Analysis

An investigation into layers within the facade of the Schroder House, focusing on delamination and connection between elements. KATHERINE MCGARRY SCHRODER HOUSE ARC 578

KATHERINE MCGARRY SCHRODER HOUSE ARC 578

KATHERINE MCGARRY SCHRODER HOUSE ARC 578

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ADDITION OF OBJECTS

CUTTING OF OBJECTS TO CREATE SPACES

HORIZONTAL DIVISIONS WITHIN THE SPACES

DIVISIONS BECOME PLANES

VERTICAL MEMBERS BREAK UP THE DESIGN

CUBE

ADDITION OF OBJECTS

CUTTING OF OBJECTS TO CREATE SPACES

HORIZONTAL DIVISIONS WITHIN THE SPACES

DIVISIONS BECOME PLANES

VERTICAL MEMBERS BREAK UP THE DESIGN

CUBE

ADDITION OF OBJECTS

CUTTING OF OBJECTS TO CREATE SPACES

HORIZONTAL DIVISIONS WITHIN THE SPACES

DIVISIONS BECOME PLANES

VERTICAL MEMBERS BREAK UP THE DESIGN

GRID

COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

GRID

COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

GRID GRID

COLOR ON FACADE COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

GRID

COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

GRID

COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

GRID

COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

GRID

COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

GRID

COLOR ON FACADE

HIERARCHY BASED ON FRONTALITY

MAJOR SHAPES

TRANSLATION INTO MONDRIAN STYLE

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SAN SEBASTIANO KATIE MCGARRY

SAN SEBASTIANO KATIE MCGARRY

SAN SEBASTIANO KATIE MCGARRY

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Prof. Richard Rosa

Formal Analysis

CASA DEL FASCIO

InKATIE depth MCGARRY analysis into influential architectural designs, specifically focusing on San Sebastiano and Casa del Fascio.

IO CASA DEL FASCIO KATIE MCGARRY

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Prof. Richard Rosa

Italian Studies

Graphite 44


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Mixed Media

Graphite, Ink, Photo, Charcoal, Oil on Canvas, Acrylic, Pastel 46


Katherine McGarry kamcgarr@syr.edu 518-948-3169

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