Friday, April 29, 2011

Final Critique

Images from our final critique in Studio. Next stop: Chicago!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Final Renderings

These are the final upper lobby renderings I produced for our skyscraper project.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Assignment 4: Interiors

For this assignment, we each got to design three interior spaces in the skyscraper.

On one of the top floors is a restaurant:

One of the middle level floors, a typical office space:

On the sixth level, the second lobby space:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Early iterations of skyscraper ideas. The First shows the layering idea and terraces, while the second gets it's form from the idea of breaking out of the rock.

Light diagram model for the Lovejoy Building in Portland, Or.

diagram models: Bank of America Tower

Diagram models created for the Bank of America tower in New York.

Building Envelope to Structure:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Assignment 2: diagrams

Skyscraper precedent: Bank of America Tower, NYC

Workplace precedent: Lovejoy Building, Portland, Or

Monday, January 24, 2011


Workplace precedent: Lovejoy Building, Portland, Oregon

Image source: Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture, Kiel Moe

Skyscraper precedent: Bank of America Tower, NYC

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sky Scraper ideas

Here are some sketch ideas for the Mock Firms competition project:

My initial concept ideas:

It’s important for this skyscraper to look like it fits in with the city and not a random shape. All of the existing historic and modern architecture is much smaller in scale than 60 stories. Therefore, the current skyline is full of buildings that are slightly taller or shorter than each other. This design is the opposite; each floor is slightly longer or shorter than the one above or below it. The shape I designed separates each floor and has them cantilevering over one another. This brings the skyscraper to a scale that is appropriate for the city.

Main Ideas:

· Mainly inspired by the bridges and the idea of suspension over the water, which shows through the cantilevered floors

· Sustainability

o Overhanging floor above will help with sun exposure

o This design allows for many balcony spaces that can be used for rooftop gardens, practicing

o White material to reflect sun

· The shape is inspired by the surrounding environment and looks like it belongs

o Reminiscent of the existing skyline, just turned on it’s side

o Scale-breaks the building down into modular pieces that are similar in size to the buildings in the city