The plaza was designed to provide an open gathering space for students, faculty, and the community. The primary design features include a family of custom seating elements and a strong ground plane graphic composed of custom paver designs.
all images credited to ZGF Architects
This was a quick study to develop a simple, interactive, lighted display area. Each element, or box, houses a motion sensor linked to two LED light panels. As users meander around the display, lights turn on and off mirroring their movements as well as lighting potential display elements held within. Users are encouraged to move closer to increase the amount of light made.
Bicycle Shelter and Enclosure Design
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The project’s primary task was to design a replicable bicycle shelter and enclosure structure. These shelters would be implemented at select stations along the west side in order to connect riders between downtown Portland and the Beaverton neighborhoods.
The design language of the shelter was drawn from existing shelters along the Portland Mall corridor. Maintaining a consistent aesthetic along the Trimet MAX lines was a priority. This is expressed in the limited material palette of metal, mesh and glass. Additionally the use of light became a defining feature of the structure and emphasized the shelter as a beacon at the station.
Informal Settlement Map
All images credited to Harvard University
Group Work with: Christian Werthmann, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Elizabeth Randall, student
The Informal Settlement World Map illustrates the current and projected population of urban slum dwellers according to data published by the UN-Habitat State of the World’s Cities (years ranging from 2001 to 2010). The size of each square represents 250,000 people; therefore countries are illustrated by population as opposed to land mass and boundary. The orange square represents 250,000 people living in a slum condition. The lighter colors represent projected growth to 2020 at 2001 prediction rates.
All images credited to STOSS
The project aimed to create an engaging and open space for multi functional use. The design proposed a repeated landform, sized based on proximity to the central stage, creating an amphitheater like experience.