blind contour drawings of a cicada
a series of watercolor paintings derived from a chalk line drawing tracing change over time as a shadow moves across the surface of a wall
The Learning Barge is a collaborative design/build and fabrication initiate of students from UVA School’s of Architecture and Engineering completed in September 2009. This project incorporates research and sustainable design principals to promote environmental education on the Elizabeth River. It is a floating field station powered by solar and wind energy, collects rainwater, filters gray water with native plants and utilizes recycled and renewable materials.
Charlottesville, VA / ARCH 802 - Spring 2010 / Critic: Bill Sherman
A study of the integration of an abandon residential structure back into the landscape using program and the introduction of passive architectural strategies. The idea of thickening or layering guided my decisions on what to add and subtract from the existing footprint of the building. The material pallet was sourced and inspired by the larger local context: loblolly pine, clay, stone, brick, gabion walls, board and batten construction. The landscape is an extension of the architecture and the architecture reinforces the landscape.
Charleston, SC / ARCH 702 - Spring 2009 / Critic: W.G. Clark
A semester long investigation of a Cistercian Monastery located outside of Charleston, SC that was looking to expand its facilities to include 20 private retreat rooms and a small chapel. I wanted to take advantage of the natural slope towards the river and divide the rooms into three levels based on function: cleansing (top), living/studying (middle) and meditating (bottom). The rooms are meant to be private from other guests but connected to the landscape and environment. The chapel was a study in light and shadow, expansion and compression.