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Fluidity Projecting Self Environmental Modularity Parametric Design Off Grid Graphics for the Building Arts 3D Printing

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“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” – Robert L. Peters

F l u i d i t y

Life and therefore death are uncontrollable much as is water and nature, both subsequ major importance in how we live in society. Architecturally, the program provides exper possible. The design is meant to conjoin with the environment it rests on, blending the

ent parts of the other, but neither are definable. End of life and palliative care hold a riences to let the patient’s live their last days, weeks, months in as much comfort as gap between that in which thWe patients live and nature. ARCH 301

Prof. Olin

Fall 2018

Nice, California




Denial of place, of life, and of what surrounds us (climate, vegetation, animals, cultures, history). The movement of responsible architecture may be too little, too late. Like many other professions rooted in the culture of humanity. Yet, architecture has gone from designing for humanity with considerations of culture to design for technology for convenience.

Culturally to this day, America is still in a state of prejudice against race, gender, sexual orientation, and generation gaps. A lack of empathy for those who make up any sort of minority, but more over there is a separation in this country. Racism has been a key factor in this divide since the conception of the United Sates.

Site Elevation

Research and Concept After contextual research of the five stages of grief and their applications to architecture the weight of the project has set in. By observing the dualities in which we live; man vs nature, man vs man, and man vs self. The architecture itself is disunited in such a way to provide spaces for such processes to allow the patient freedom and dignity to live out the rest of their lives.


Bargaining is very much a person lives over on its axis. Contemplati cess any rational to why. Why did situation? Why do I deserve this? dealing with grief in one way or a

Perspective One

Exsisting in Site and Form Water


Form Experience






nal battle from within, flipping our on begins as one tries to prothis happen? Why am I in this Each person finds themselves nother.


Culture believes that there is no time for weakness, linking this back to Darwinism. A life could be in utter shambles, but the in the instance one breaks down they are written off as broken or insufficient. In a time of constant input/stress one must endure while under constant scrutiny.

It can be a death, a war, an illness. For thereafter, life is changed in a permanent manner. History is in the past. Another part of the human condition is very much to live in the moment, for in time the only moment in our control is the present. We learn from the past, and prepare for the future but this is all we can do during the current time.

Perspective Two


Parti Diagram

Form Inspiration







Death Memory


1 - Open Deck 2 - Open Air Large Gathering 3 - Commercial Grade Kitchen 4 - Pool and Sauna 5 - Men’s Locker room 6 - Women’s Locker room 7 - Massage Rooms 8 - Offices 9 - Physical Therapy Room 10 - Open Air Small Gathering 11 - Typical Patient Rooms 12 - Small Gathering Rooms 13 - Men’s Restroom 14 - Women’s Restroom 15 - Elevators 16 - Stairs Up 17 - Greet Staff/Offices

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Lifestyle Health

Medical Health


Split into 3 interfaces; that for medical health, for family the choice of what is involved at the end of those of medical, allowing each individual to deci

22 - Service Elevator 28 - Body Prep/Storage 29 - Cremation Room 30 - Furnace Room 31 - Bathroom 32 - Office/Lounge 33 - Storage


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15 - Elevator 18 - Observation Lounge/Wait Room 19 - Treatment Rooms 20 - Body Prep/Documentation 21 - Coroner and Mortician Office 22 - Service Elevator 23 - Stairs Down 24 - Doctors’ Offices 25 - Men’s Restroom 26 - Women’s Restroom 27 - Staff Lounge





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lifestyle health, and social health. The architecture gives the patient and their f life’s stages. The spaces are then broken up to seperate the living quarters with de their level of involvement in communal or programmatic usage. 5

3D Printed Model

Deck Perspective 1

Aerial View

Deck Perspective 2

Interior Perspective


P a r a m e t r i c

D e s i g n

The project serves as a response pavilion that is added to the Turner bridge at SCAD. A s during morning and evening hours, while blocking most of the midday rays. Providing s completely accessible to crosswinds and views of the campus.

series of sun shade apertures are designed to allow more daylight into the system shelter from precipitation, the entire structure is secured by poles, keeping it

ARCH 414

Prof. Dietz

Fall 2018



P r o j e c t i n g

S e l f

Inspired by Antony Gormley’s work and body, the design uses a scaffolding based on a se implicitly defining the space it occupies; playing with ideas of embodiment, perspective that creates sustainable architecture.

eries of grids. Which then creates a massing to encapsulate the building without and transparency. The design uses lines in an additive fashion to attain a density

DSGN 225

Prof. Varland

Spring 2017

Savannah, GA


Site Context


Level One – Studio Workshop, Open Gallery, Gathering, Entry

Programed Zones Studio Gallery

Residence Open Gallery

Level Four – Team Studio, Gallery

Exploded Structure

Level Two – Gallery, Residence, Gathering

Level Three – Gallery, Residence

Level Five – Gallery

Level Six – Gormley’s Studio


Gallery Space


Exterior Perspective 1

o Space

Exterior Perspective 2



E n v i r o n m e n t a l

M o d

Tasked to take a stance on a variety of cultural, natural and aesthetic issues my thesis f environments through the constructs of modularity. Programmatically, used year aroun series of spaces for; gathering of all sizes, instructional spaces, and individual rooms. A

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for the quarter is a visual response to the juxtaposition between the built and natural nd as a trail refuge during summer months and a ski lodge during the winter. Hosting a All the while, maximizing views to the site with interior and exterior observation decks. DSGN 224

Prof. Dietz

Winter 2017

Burnsville, NC


Modular Unit Sets

Cultural Environment

Natural Environment Built Environment




Level One – Entry, Large Gathering, Indoor Observation Deck, Parking



Level Four – Lounge, Master Suites, Outdoor Observation Deck



Level Two – Entry, Large Gathering, Instructional Spaces, Rooms, Indoor



Level Five – Fitness Room, Small Gathering



Level Three – Kitchen, lounge, Small Gathering, Rooms, Outdoor Observation Deck



Level Six – Observatory


Toothpaste Squeezer

Phone Stand

3 D P r i n t s

A couple examples of 3D printed projects created and tested daily. Hence shows how d augmented reality. Find a problem, create a solution, better the lives of everyone aroun

esign can be integrated into our lives at every level in attempts at living in a d you.


Columbia Ward Perspective

G r a p h i c s

During this class we examined Savannah, GA at every scale; from that of an interior roo dedicated to hand drafting and introduced ways to visually discuss architecture throug Columbia Ward, and the Davenport house. All drawings are hand drafted and then scan

om within a historical building to the urban planning of the city. The class was gh perspectives, plans, sections, and diagrams. This is specifically a study of both nned. Draw 115

Prof. Montgomery

Spring 2016



Columbia Ward Site Pl Analytical Mapping of Savannah

Columbia Ward Site Section

Davenport House Elevation


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Collection of works done at SCAD pursuing an undergraduate degree in architecture.


Collection of works done at SCAD pursuing an undergraduate degree in architecture.