A pedestrian plan for the University of Kansas using the analysis of social and environmental factors to encourage use of non-motorized transit to and from campus by students living locally. The plan addresses the issue on personal, campus, and local levels, 2009
The site for this project was an “island” near downtown Knoxville that while adjacent to many established neighborhoods, was desolate due to the intersection of two of the country’s largest interstates. By re imagining this intersection based on site data, traffic circulation analysis, and sectional resolution, a packed program in combination with a complex parks system was used as a way to tie existing neighborhoods together and create a structure for growth and circulation. Collaboration with Annsley Miller, 2010
This project was an addition to an existing natural history museum on the University of Tennessee campus. While to program called for some additional exhibit space, the main purpose was to provide places to better serve the students and community, as well as raise the profile of the museum as an event space. Therefore, focus was directed on classroom, entertainment, and flex space. The goal was to make these spaces visible from many places on campus, while respecting the existing building and it’s location in a campus park, 2010
Three Rivers Market is a local food co-op in Knoxville that was moving into a new, urban location. On a fast schedule, this project focused on making quick and clear programming decisions. This concept divided users based on the type and length of trip taken and the amount and type of goods purchased. This enabled those using the market as a corner store to do so quickly, and for those using the space as a full-service grocer have an organized circulation experience, 2010
Located in Knoxville, TN, this project was the result of a intensive, week-long design process. Designed to “natural” standards, the chamber is to be inserted and secured in the site by it’s precast-design and to use the interned as growing material for the memorial beds, a visual representation of life, 2010
Summary business plan for an adventure-based physical training company. Includes executive summary, marketing, financial and management plans, and preliminary and estimated future financial analysis, 2008
A preservation and rehabilitation plan for an historic craftsman style home in Lawrence Kansas. This project includes examination of National Register criteria, structural and environmental factors, and property history to determine an appropriate plan for the future, 2008.
This project is a live/work space for a pair of artists who worked mostly in video and software design. The project requirements involved an narrow infill lot in downtown Knoxville and masonry and concrete design. In addition to the needs present by their mediums, the clients desired total security and privacy. Subtle design moves such as the balcony over the main door, the limited access of the upstairs living quarters, private and hidden garden, and careful attention to public circulation ques address their desire for privacy without being off-putting to potential clients. In addition, special attention is given to the interior light and temperature conditions, in order to help with the client’s sensitive mental states and general comfort.
Vernacular Neighborhood Case Study: Soulard. St. Louis
This case study was the result of a semester long study of a vernacular settlement. The purpose was to understand why the area was designed and built as it was, how it functions currently and why, and how these lessons can be applied to similar areas. Topics include rehabilitation, preservation, and material and programmatic analysis, 2008.