Project with Peter Dumbadze
- One program, three sites. This assignment was to investigate strategic programmatic insertions as temporary architectural events - testing grounds for conceptual frameworks and organizational strategies. These three ‘takes’ are not about massing, form-making, or drawing as a means for making architecture. Modelling is the only presented design methodology that alters and reframes the found conditions of each site.
- The program: Ticketed performance for a visual artist; reception; practice area; display spaces
- The sites:
1. Parking Garage, downtown Ann Arbor, MI
2. Natatorium, Central Campus Rec Center
3. Atrium, University of Michigan Museum of Art
- “The Strip” District, in Pittsburgh, PA is a collection of diverse businesses, bars, flower shops, apartments, art galleries, and housing. On a non-descript parking lot on a corner lot in the heart of the Strip, a proposal for a new cultural center curated by four existing arts organizations will create a hub of activity. Performance art, digital media workshops and residencies, along with gallery space program the building. An open ground plane allows for freedom of public access to the site. The ground is thus transformed into an urban park where food vendors, picknicking, lounging, and loitering become invited activities.