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MEGAN V AN ART SDALEN Selected Works


M E GA N V AN A R T S DA L E N mtvanartsdalen@gmail.com | 847.946.5213 | meganvanartsdalen.com


Co n ten ts Academic Wo rk

Invasive Architecture | 4

Post-Preservationist Design For Shifting Ecologies & Fragile Landscapes

Bellahøj Transit Hub | 12

Transportation Towers That Emphasize Clarity, Fluidity, and Movement.

Tanzakademie Dance Academy | 14

A Dance School With Passive & Active Spaces Defined by Layers of Transparency

Bywater Aquatic Center | 18

Urban Retreat at the Intersection of Industry & Neighborhood

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Sankofa Mobile Market | 22

Efficient and Moving system to Simplify the Market Process

Bare Boat Restoration | 26

Rehabilitating My Father’s Sailboat

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Fas hio n

The Utilization of Weeds in Design | 28 Year-Long Travel Fellowship

Piece & Co. Textiles | 34

Socially Innovative & Environmentally Conscious Fashion

Megan Van Artsdalen | Selected Works

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In vas ive a r c h i t e c t u r e

Post-Preservationist Design for Shifting Ecologies & Fragile Landscapes Phoenix, LA | Fall 2015-Spring 2016 | Thesis Advisor: Cordula Roser-Gray Project chosen for AIA 5 Exhibition Thesis Commendation

The southern Louisiana landscape is evolving due to shifting ecologies, climate change, industry, and globalization, which is encouraging the growth and spread of invasive species. Awareness and acknowledgement of the present degraded and fragile circumstances and disastrous future predictions of this area are necessary. For an environment on the brink of collapse, architecture can be used to create a mutually beneficial productive landscape that addresses current preservation needs now and using invasive species to prepare for the future.

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Placed at the first non-indigenous settlement along the MS River, an opportunistic architecture reliant on a structural armature allows for a new type of exchange between variant landscapes. The three program types are connected for the movement of people and materials between these concrete markers in the landscape. For purposes of education, documentation, storage, and a soft defensive system, the proposed design allows for extending the timeline for what is valued and creating artifacts to remain in the soon to be disappeared landscape.


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Proposed Phases of Expansion Guided by Existing Man-Made Canals Changing Landscape & Proposed Timeline

Megan Van Artsdalen | Invasive Architecture

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Potential area for sediment distribution Proposed site area Pipeline for sediment diversion

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Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion United Bulk Terminal

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Program | 01 : Temporary material storage | 02 : Desanding & removal of coarse elements | 03 : Consolidation ponds | 04 : | 05 : | 06 : Pumping infrastructure | 07 : Plant research labs | 08 : Visitor Center | 09 : Seminar Building | 11

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Proposed Areas for Sediment Distribution & Dredge Points Surrounding Context Site Plan & Detail of Sediment Storage / Seed Bank

Megan Van Artsdalen | Invasive Architecture

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Soft vs Hard Defense System

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Fort de la Boulaye was abandoned after all means of transportation were destroyed and the number of men was too low to properly defend the fort.

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Introduced by Benjamin Franklin to be used to make candles, soap, and as an ornamental.

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Louisiana Purchase

Civil War ends

Hurricane Katrina

Louisiana becomes a US state

All program elements exist and effort is directed towards documentation, research, and extending the timeline of the area

A system of different programs and typologies can be merged to create a hybrid set of buildings, addressing the needs of today and of the future, while generating a system of exchange within the landscape. The three program types, sediment infrastructure, plant research, and a constructed landscape are connected for the movement of people and materials between these concrete markers in the landscape.

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Protection 2050 Rising Waters Rising waters threaten the structures: everything remains operational and accessible.

Increase Systems Defenses are built higher and sediment processing and dispersal are increased. Research of native landscape is stopped while studies of this altered environment continue.

Program Changes Cycles, systems and operations change as sea levels continue to rise and the landscape continues to alter.

Rising Waters All that remanins are the towers,containing the seed specimens collected from the landscape, providing a snapshot of an environment now unindated.

Present Needs: Plant Research Center; Land Creation and Stabilization Future Needs: Seed Bank; Artifacts Awareness: Sediment Distribution Point; Markers in the landscape showing expansion

Arrival Along the Mississippi River Site Diagrams Changing Landscape & Proposed Timeline

Megan Van Artsdalen | Invasive Architecture

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The Bellahøj Transit Hub attempts to create a special urban area that engages the surroundings and users by distributing transparent program throughout the site and shaping a variety of public spaces. Each building’s purpose is apparent through various means of translucency and different facade conditions. The towers emphasize clarity, fluidity, ORDER + PROCESS SPEED + CONNECTIONS and movement. Users are then guided through the urban space by program, transportation type, and availability. The proposed project emphasizes free flowing pathways and ease between volumes. By using round forms, visitors create their own path at their own speed.

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Site Collage Circulation Diagrams View of Car & Bike Parking and Visitor Center

Megan Van Artsdalen | Bellahøj Transit Hub

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Theater, Black Box, Dance Studios, Bookstore, Cafe, Lecture Rooms New Orleans, LA | Spring 2014 | Advisor: Michael Crosby “ The animated lines and other graphical effects that annotate the sequences demonstrate the [Forsythe’s] view that certain classes of movement can be analyzed as geometrically inscriptive -- a formal drawing with the body in space.” Inspired by the lines of the human form and the layered opportunities of documented choreography, the proposed architecture has layers of transparency to reveal various types of movement at different speeds.

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The Tanzakademie, a dance school, emphasizes movement above all else. The different types oftransparency reveal the pirouettes of partners in studios, the stretching of waiting dancers in the courtyard, and the graceful choreography of a performance within the theater. With the central courtyard space and theater on the ground floor, different types of movement, accessibility, and experience level changes as one circulates up through the school. The building itself becomes apart of the dance as it can be completely open to let air circulate as well as the movement of the city within.


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View of the Entrance View of the Central Courtyard

Megan Van Artsdalen | Tanzakademie

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN 1/8” = 1’-0”

THIRD FLOOR PLAN 1/8” = 1’-0”

Megan Van Artsdalen | Tanzakademie

THIRD FLOOR PLAN 1/8” = 1’-0”

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By water Aq u at i c C e n t e r

Spa, Hotel, Restaurant, Commercial Space, Offices New Orleans, LA | Fall 2014 | Advisor: Ammar Eloueini | Megan Van Artsdalen & Christian Ardeneaux The Aquatic Center serves as an urban retreat destination in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. The site is located along the Industrial Canal and surrounded by the railroad, Claiborne Bridge, and a residential edge. The aquatic center is conscious of its intersection between the neighborhood and industrial scale. Because of the surrounding site contradictions including varying scale of infrastructure and architecture, different uses such as industrial and residential, and geological characteristics and conditions, the Bywater Aquatic Center attempts to merge the different adjacent elements to create a unique place for the community in a deeply divided neighborhood.

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In collaboration with my partner, Christian Ardeneaux, we worked to create an innovative landmark that would draw a variety of people to the area. Though we worked together for most components of the building, my role in the project was to create the site and building diagrams, devise the program studies and layout, design the structure, as well as create all of the orthographic drawings including plans, sections, elevations, and axons. We worked together to construct all of our models.


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Short Section Through Pools & Spa Axonometric of Building Components

Megan Van Artsdalen | Bywater Aquatic Center

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Height Related to Surrounding

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Street Circulation as Entrance Gesture

Scale Considerations

Sections West Elevation Plans Final Model Building Diagrams

Megan Van Artsdalen | Bywater Aquatic Center

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S an ko fa M o b i l e M a r k e t

Mobile Market, Storage, Pop-Up Classroom, Gathering Space New Orleans, LA | Fall 2015 | Advisor: Doug Harmon | Design Build Team: Calla Bardwell, Ruben Contreras, Jenny Renn Key, Eric Lynn, Mike Meline, Shelby Mills, Sarah Morasso, Gianna Morelli, Joseph Newman, Katie Nguyen, Allison Price, JD Scott, Laura Stokley, Megan Van Artsdalen Hired by the Tulane City Center to design a Sankofa Mobile Market Booklet â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go back to the past to build for the future.â&#x20AC;? The main goal for Sankofa is to support the formation of local environments that emphasize positive health initiatives and long-lasting, sustainable community prosperity. This is done through youth empowerment, nature education, and accessibility of healthy food. The program for the Sankofa Mobile Market was to create an efficient and moving system to simplify

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the market process. The semester long project was concerned with branding and detailing a recognizable object and space maker that would draw in customers. Using a historic mobile market model, the project was meant to address issues of food justice, access, and equity in New Orleans. My role in the project included material research, frame construction, final drawings, connection detailing, and working on a team to create the mobile classroom.


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Putting the Steel Frame on Our Scale Truck Bed View of the Mobile Market

Megan Van Artsdalen | Sankofa Mobile Market

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mobile market transformations

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pull rack to full extension release down to the ground

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unfold the ladders unpack the bins

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unfurl the extra canopy attach canopy to the ladders extend the ladders

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Megan Van Artsdalen | Sankofa Mobile Market

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B are B oat R e s t o r at i o n

Rehabilitation of my Father’s Antique Snipe Sault Ste. Marie, MI | 2011-Present | Mentor: Tom F. Marshall The Bare Boat was purchased by my father’s best friend, Tom Marshall, during the late 70’s. They spent many summers sailing along the St. Mary’s River in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. My father bought the Bare Boat from Tom and I grew up sailing on it. When I was 13, I inherited the Bare Boat. It had many problems when I was younger including issues with leaking. Also it had a 50 lb steel daggar board, which had sent my father to the emergency room a few times. Tom, now a retired art teacher

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and owner of a wooden boat building shop, offered to teach me how to restore this very special antique boat. Over the course of the last five years, we have made many repairs and changes including building a new daggar board, floor supports, and floor boards. We have scraped, sanded, primed, and painted the interior and have installed the new supports. The old vinyl deck has been removed as well as the aluminum siding and bang plates. Every year we get closer to having this important boat back in the water.


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Scraped, Sanded, Painted Interior with New Floor Supports My Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photo of the Bare Boat

Megan Van Artsdalen | Bare Boat Restoration

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T he Utiliz at i o n o f W e e ds i n de s i gn Research on Spontaneous Urban Plants

Detroit, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago | 2013-2014 | Funded by: TSA Class of 1973 | Advisor: John Klingman I was awarded the Class of 1973 Travel Fellowship to pursue my research of spontaneous urban plants. I traveled all over the eastern US where I explored a variety of sites from new parks and maintained arboretums to vacant lots and abandoned buildings. I met with botanists, landscape architects, artists, and designers. I maintained a blog recording my research and experiences and presented my discoveries to students, alumni, and faculty during homecoming weekend. My research is based on the idea that any plant that is not wanted is a weed. It is a plant that can grow on its own in a place where people did not plant it. From mowing and foot traffic to air pollution and soil contamination, these plants are adapted to disturbance.

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We play a ceaseless game of drawing boundaries of where these plants are wanted and where they are not. Due to historic modifications of the landscape and global industry, the increased rate of urbanization, and the effects of climate change, thriving spontaneous plants are becoming more important to understand as they make up such a big and rich part of current urban ecologies. My research is focused on the utilization of weeds in design. I broke this down into four different ways weeds can be used. I researched if they remained in their context, if they were harvested, if they were removed, and if they were intentionally and thoughtfully planted.


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Route of Road Trip & Scale of Issue at Hand Reading Viaduct, Philadelphia

Megan Van Artsdalen | The Utilization of Weeds in Design

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white mulberry

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COMMON MILKWEED

Origin: E. N. America Origin: East N. America Origin: Eastern Asia + Europe Ecological Functions: Ecological Functions: Head reductions, tolerant of Ecological Functions: Host plant for monarch road salt + compacted soil, Tolerant of road salt+ larvae, copiousnectar compacted soil, erosion production food + habitat, + erosion control control

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REMAIN Bussey Brook Meadow, MA REMAIN

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Bussey Brook Meadow at Arnold Arboretum, MA

DEQUINDRE CUT GREENWAY, MI

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Harvest with community members in in Harvest with community members public green spaces across Detroit public green spaces across Detroit

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mugwort

princess tree

Origin: Eurasia Origin: Temperate E. Asia Ecological functions: Ecological functions: Phytoremediation, tolerant of road salt + compacted soils, erosion control, soil building

Heat reduction, tolerant of roadway salt + compacted soil, erosion control, soil building

japanese knotweed Origin: Temperate E. Asia Ecological functions: Tolerant of road salt + compacted soils, erosion control, riverbank stabilization, soil building

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Split Between Spontaneous & Maintained Landscapes

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Megan Van Artsdalen | The Utilization of Weeds in Design

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Piece & Co. x Bucketfeet / bucketfeet.com

Piece & Co. x Opening Ceremony / pieceandco.com

Piece & Co. x Nike / nike.com

Piece & Co. x Loeffler Randall / pieceandco.com

Pie c e & C o. T e x t i l e s

Socially Innovative & Environmentally Conscious Textiles Chicago, IL | Summer 2015 | Supervisor: Rachel Brandenberg Piece & Co.’s mission is to provide sustainable employment for women artisans around the world. According to recent research:

By creating ethical fabrics and communicating with their partners, Piece & Co. is helping to make a positive impact on women and families.

“Women invest 90% of their income back into food, education, and healthcare for their families.”

At Piece & Co. I helped design and develop textiles by creating technical drawings that were exchanged between the artisans and luxury brand partners to ensure correct detailing, consistency, and measurements. I also edited patterns, created colorways, and helped to make a technique guide for the staff and luxury brand partners.

The company is pushing industry standards concerning long lasting employment, fair wages, labor rights, and environmental auditing.

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Products with Piece & Co. Textiles I Helped Create Artisans in Nairobi, Kenya Who Made The Textiles Used for Piece & Co. x Nike Shoes

Megan Van Artsdalen | Piece & Co.

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