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TABL E O F C ON TE N TS 04 Benning Mixed-Use Town Center 08 North African Cultural Center 12 Project North Deck 18 Sacred Place 28 Off The Grid 30 Creative Works

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Benning MixedUse Town Center Location:

Washington, D.C.

Semester:

Spring 2012

Professor:

Nubras Samayeen

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The Benning Mixed-Use Town Center is a proposal to the surrounding development within the Ward 7 district of Southeastern D.C. Located directly next to the Minnesotta Ave. Metro transit stop, the development will act as place of trade, commerce, and public activity.

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GROCERY STORE

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PARKING

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The project consists of a Harris Teeter Food & Pharmacy, Educational and Exhibition space, a Public Market, and Office space dedicated to the Autism Awareness Foundation.

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WEST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

OFFICE

EDUCATION/ EXHIBITION

LOBBY URBAN DECK

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N o r t h A f ric a n Cul t u r a l Cente r Location:

Washington, D.C.

Semester:

Spring 2013

Professor:

David Sledge

The legacy and heritage of the North African region is vastly numerous in its achievements. It has given birth to many leaders and has stood the test of time. This proposal for the North African Cultural Center of Washington, D.C. is an attempt to reveal their past, present, and future. By connecting a stagnet and detached site, the center concurrently plays the role of revealing what is hidden. This idea of “Seeing While, Being Seen� allows the center to open up into the downtown D.C. area in addition to being confined to the context of Washington, D.C.

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WEST ELEVATION

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Art storage shop mech. room equip./sound room dress room

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lobby cafe/lounge temp. gallery reception office auditorium


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prayer hall permanent gallery storage archives classroom office

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Pr o j e c t No rth D eck Location:

Washington, D.C.

Semester:

Summer - Fall 2013

Project Type:

Commission

An exciting opportunity, in which we were commissioned to propose a conceptual design project for the Mid-City East Plan. This was our first project as the newly established team, illis design group. It was done in collaboration with SmithGroup JJR and the DC Office of Planning. The voice of a community is its most valuable and powerful asset. It inspires a sense of pride, purpose and identity within a group of people. The neighborhoods that surround the North Capitol corridor have become the grounds for a rapidly changing environment. This area currently serves heavy traffic flow, a promising commercial and retail district, but more importantly its surrounding community. By proposing a dynamic and lively place the “North Capitol Deck� will embody this new found voice. The Deck allows the corridor to become a vibrant datum that fulfills the needs of its residents the culture of the area. The abstraction of this literal voice will not represent and reflect character of the area, but also creates a sophisticated and yet simplistic visual interaction throughout the site.

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MAIN ENTRANCE

Direct access from Rhode Island Avenue. Captures and claims view towards the Capitol building.

VEGETATION|SEAT IN users are able given a brief moment of sanctitude upon entering the deck.


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ENTRANCE | EXIT

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KIDS AREA

The deck provides a play area for children equipped with sustainable features that engage and teach simulatneously.

EXTROVERTED-SPACE OBSERVANCE AREA MID-POINT OF THE ENTIRE DECK. SEATING IS PROVIDED TO WATCH THE TRANSITION FROM ACTIVATED TO LEISURE AREAS.

SEATING

Seats are rearrangable upon a fixed track, while tables stay secured in place. This allows for a comfortable amount of flexibility.

OUTDOOR EXHIBIT SPACE

Local DC artists are commisioned to exhibit artwork. Space continually changes to promote creative arts in the community.

This area is meant for discussion and commerce. Area opens to surrounding context, thereby forcing engagement with passerbyers.

INTROVERTED-SPACE

An intimate space dedicated soley to relection and contemplation. this area is heavly vegated and is a moment of escape amoungst the rest of the deck

CLIMAX DECK

Area of excitement and laughter. The deck gives one of the best views toward the Capitol, and simultaneously directs back to the beginning of the users journey on the deck.

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S a c r e d P la c e Location:

AnneArunde County, Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2013

Professor:

William Taylor

Objective Within a 4 week time constraint, create a place of worship that is driven by the tectonic considerations subjected to the natural properties of the materials being used. These guidelines led to the use of a repetitive rigid frame grid, insulated paneling, and suspended isolated hangars at each joint. The final system transcends into a powerful gesture towards man’s relationship with God / Religion. A project based solely upon the details, the Sacred Place | Man hinges upon the Structure | God thereby expressing a tectonic relationship between the components. The resultant is a structure that connects Man | Religion | God through the details and nature of the structural elements.

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FOYER FLEX SPACE CONGREGATION PULPIT CHOIR STORAGE RESTROOM

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STEEL STRUCTURE PLEXIGLAS PANEL CONCRETE BEARING PILE PLEXIGLAS PANEL LIGHTING DETAIL STONE FLOORING

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SUSPENDED ISOLATED HANGER FLAT BEAM ROOF DETAIL CORTEN STEEL VAPOR BARRIER STEEL PANEL STEEL BEAM RIGID INSULATION STEEL PANEL INTERIOR FINISH

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STRUCTURAL MEMBERS ARE FABRICATED IN-HOUSE AND THEN ASSEMBLED ON SITE. EACH MODULE VARIES IN ITS (PREFABRICATED) CONFIGURATION TO ALLOW TRANSPORTATION TO SITE BY A 40-48 FT. FLAT BED TRUCK.

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Of f Th e G rid Location:

Washington, D.C.

Semester:

Fall 2011

Competition:

Interschool Design Competition (1st Prize)

Off the Grid is a non-profit organization that provides disaster relief shelters to victims of natural disasters. Our mission is to provide quality living spaces that are efficient, reusable, and ensure both physical and mental well being. Inspired by the timeless urban grid, Off the Grid consists of a modular cube system for quick and easy transport assembly. There are three standard cubes: C-Cube | Community, S-Cube | Sleep, and B-Cube | Baths that can be combined to form a multitude of possiblities. This configuration promotes pockets of neighborhoods within the larger community, providing a friendly and safe environment for its inhabitants.

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