Philadelphia University _ Undergraduate Studies Architecture and Design
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Philadelphia University __ Undergraduate Studies
01 Health and Nutrition Center
04 Patch Adams_Health Clinic
05 The College Of New Jersey_Student Life Center
Design Studio IV Spring 2011 Prof. Spain
South Front Street + Walnut Street
The products from design fields are commonly misunderstood, percieved as subjective and arbitrary. In the eyes of others a piece of art or a building can be ambiguous, as personal perception is a way for individuals to formulate opinions. As designers we value the process as it helps create clarity for ourselves as well for others. This project is to re-examine the relationship of the general public to a school of design for environmental design, architecture, and sculpture. Allowing the public to access the institution, exposing them to the educational PROCESSES of designers, and the collaboration and utilization of resources. Ultimately displaying the products created.
East Exterior Perspective
Circulation + Exposure
Street Front Presence
Site Plan _ Ink and Mylar
The intent of this project is to create a institution that
the public to the
Diagram _ Integration _ Gallery - Sculptural form that links education and the public - Weaves with the circulation in the exhibition space - Exhibits studentâ€™s work
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Floor Plans _ Ink and Mylar
Design Studio V Fall 2011 Prof. Szymanik
StrawberryMansion___Health and Nutrition Center
North 28th Street + West Fletcher Street
This project is a device that will confront the issue of food access and obesity in Strawberry Mansion by providing healthy and affordable food to the neighborhood. The Health and Nutritional center will provide facilities and programs to the community, such as a community garden, to keep people active and educate them on how to live healthy, giving them the tools to apply what they have learned outside of the center. The objective of the center is to promote a healthy lifestyle, no matter what their situation is, and to bring people into a safe environment, bringing the community together. Strawberry Mansion, one of many neighborhoods in North Philadelphia has a major issue with food access. In this neighborhood 42% of the citizens are obese and 70% of the children are overweight and or obese, a serious issue especially considering the youth. A few problems that are specific to Strawberry Mansion, that are contributing to the food access problem is the poverty rate of 39%. People may not be able to afford healthier foods that are in the area, for there is a severe lack of places to access healthy foods.
Poor Land Use_
The city of Philadelphia has over 40,000 vacant lots . Strawberry Mansion alone accounts for almost 2,000 of these lots.
Philadelphiaâ€™s obesity rate is 65%, compare this to nearly 42% of citizens just living in Strawberry Mansion.
Lack of food Accessibility is particularly severe in low-income neighborhoods. 41% of Strawberry Mansion residents live below the
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Active Area _ Variety of users - Students - Church Goers - Local Residents - Shoppers - Through Traffic
Organization _ nodes/context
- Farmerâ€™s market is along 29th st. a high traffic road - Wellness center (Gymnasium) is oriented near the school - Dining area is along a residential street and near the church which can be utilized for after service events - Edu. Kitchen will hold smaller classes and can be used for events - Distribution area has street access for pick up and delivery
To utilize the gardens as the common ground of the center and to create the foundation for educating the community for a healthier lifestyle. 9 11
Second Floor COMMUNITY
Program_ 1. Community Garden 2. Farmers Market 3. Cafe 4. Administration 5. Educational Kitchen 6. Dining 7. Wellness Center 8. Storage/Distribution
9. Occupiable Roof Access 10. Educational Workshop 11. Classroom
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ive West Exterior Perspect
Roof to Ground Perspective
Entry on Fletcher Perspective
Facade Study_ The intentions of this study was to control the porosity of the facade and the quality of the light entering the building, through layering of varying transparencies.
- Created a layered track system that would allow for panels to be slid to control the opacity of the facade. - The system would hold a glass, a frosted/diffused, and a opaque panel.
Lattices_ Allowing for entry off of Fletcher st. breaks between the program were created. The resulting corridor spaces are angled towards the center of the community garden. Serving as secondary entries, they possess a unique character in comparison to the west and east entries. v As Fletcher is a residential street, the entry sequence is slower, focused, and intimate. Studies using lattice across the corridors resulted in creating a semi-enclosed intimate space in addition to producing strong dramatic shadows, as if the building is separating to create this personal moment for the individual as they enter the center.
Visualization II Spring 2012 Prof. Laucks
This project was intended to design a interactive pavilion that is inspired by a form of weaving. The concept of the pavilion was the progression from simple to complex. As form progressed its number of functions increased becoming more performative, creating complexity. Using Rhino and Illustrator to create conceptual diagrams of the patterns, we were challenged to create a pavilion using the chosen weave and derive the form using parametric modeling (Grasshopper). Then from Grasshopper to 3DS Max to expose us to more graphic/rendering.
Inspiration _ Initial image
Complex The form is derived by the concept of progression, from simple to complex. As the form starts as a concrete wall its function evolves, becoming the seating and the roof as the tesselations change in density in reaction to function for human scale.
_ Brick Weave Tesselation
_ Base Definition Modular Height
Number of Divisions
Number of Divisions
DanishRowingTRIBUTARIUM___Island Brygge Syd
DIS Design Studio Fall 2012 Prof. Thomas
The intent of this â€œTributariumâ€? is to be used as a device to create outward focus to the waterfront using the form to frame a vista, creating an acknowledgement of the water. Providing for more then just a view of the surrounding landscape it will create a park that softens the edge between the water and facility creating an common ground.
Concept Diagrams _ Circulation
_ Funnel/Outward Focus
Floor Plans_ 2 4 5
Program_ 1. Exhibition A 2. Cafe 3. Kitchen 4. Coat Room 5. Lavatories 6. Administration
7. Archive 8. Storage 9. Locker Rooms 10. Sauna 11. Fitness Area
12. Dock 13. Boat Rack
14. Lounge 15. Reading Area 16. Exhibition B 17. Black Box Digital Media Room 18. Occupiable Roof
Elevations_ North Elevation
Exhibition A Perspective
PatchADAMS___Community Health Clinic
Design Studio VIII Spring 2013 Prof. Chung Collaboration: Sara DeMuth Matthew Anderson
West Allegheny Avenue
The intent of this project is to create a inviting building, that promotes community interaction, leading to inspiration to self-educate for a healthier quality of life. Further supporting the primary program of the health clinic educational resources and opportunities are integrated making for a more fulfilling and beneficial experience.
South Entry Perspective
W. Westmoreland St.
1 2 4
1. Orchards 2. Greenhouses 3. Farmerâ€™s Market 4. Educational Classroom 5. Picnic/Seating Area 6. Parking 7. Basketball Courts 8. Reflection Pools
Site Diagrams_ Division
North of the site is a neighborhood which we believe would be the most frequent users of the health center. The program is directed towards a public park while integrating community education and health . Do to the distance between W. Westmoreland st. and the health center, the landscape is divided into tiers , which created a opportunity for organizing program.
W. Alleghany Ave.
Orchard / Educational gardens Perspective
Program_ 7 6
5 9 4
1 3 2
1. Community Space 2. Front Desk 3. General Clinic 4. Overnight Patient 5. Adult Day Care 6. Child Day Care 7. Classroom 8. Demo Kitchen 9. Cafe 10. Library 11. Dentist 12. Optical 13. Physical Therapy
Community Space_ is a hub that links the major programmatic spaces together, creating the grounds for community interaction.
Community Space Perspective
Waiting Area Perspective
Exam Room Perspective HVAC DUCTS are exposed and colored to aid in denoting circulation paths.
Clerestory windows and high ceilings create a sense of lightness within the exam rooms as natural light pours within. Removing the intimidation and isolation of sitting in a exam room.
West Corridor Perspective
TheCollege Of NewJersey___Student Life Center
Design Studio IX Fall 2013 Prof. Rubendall Prof. Blanchard
The intent of this project is to create a new master plan for The College of New Jersey that addressed the issues of campus organization, circulation, and a lack of social spaces. Then integrate a intervention of our choosing to enforce the master plan such as a welcoming and accessible student center, that encourages social interaction providing a outlet of social gathering spaces improving student life on campus.
Demo + Alterations
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R CKE E /DE AG ELL GAR MWING CROPARK
S.T.E.M STUDENT CENTER
Reinforce the main axis Centralize student center Create outdoor social spaces -
The campus character is of Georgian Colonial , the campus is very formal and homogenous . Most of the buildings follow the traditional style, but every building respects the material pallet.
The campus is organized into zones, the academics are located to the north, the residential wraps around the perimeter, the athletics are located in the center south, and the student life is scattered around the campus.
Proposed Master Plan
Potential Issues Lack of Visual Permeability
Lack of Outdoor Spaces_ Distant and Unused
- Does not inform the function of the building - Less welcoming - Does not encourage social interaction
The outdoor spaces that are available and defined around the campus that can allow for social interaction are distant from central campus and unused .
_Centralized but Not Utilized STUDENT LIFE
Outdoor social spaces that are centralized on campus and around the existing Student center are less defined therefore not utilized .
social interaction and gathering .
Division of landscape control and vary circulation , by the accessibility created by main
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Daily Use EICKOFF HALL
Access / Entry
Long Use GREEN HALL
Existing Green Connection Green Hall is a sacred building for TCNJ being one of the first buildings built on campus and centralized within campus. The southern facade of Green is monotonous and un-welcoming , containing two small entries on the left and right and an ADA ramp that leads to a “pit” and third entry to the basement.
Floor Plans_ First Floor GAME LOUNGE FORUM
Program in the Daily Use building is directed for frequent users with a lower time of occupation. Providing a cafe, the bookstore and lounges to accommodate students between and after classes.
The Long Use buildingâ€™s program is oriented to longer occupation, containing study rooms, a dining hall, the ballroom, student organization spaces, and multipurpose gathering spaces.
Perspective_ Proposed Connection to Green Hall
Elevation_ South Elevation
Perspective_ Daily Use Cafe
Main Axes of long use
Section Perspective_ DAILY use
Rain Garden LONG USE
Exterior Gathering Space