The intention is to design a space that challenges opinions on fashion norms as they relate to gender through providing an exhibition space that promotes discourse about fashion by showcasing custom gender neutral outfits available for purchase. NEWtral will include the community by giving back to the public.
Oldfather Hall is a twelve-story higher education building located in the University of Nebraska’s downtown Lincoln Campus. Built in the late 1960s, this building is rich in educational opportunities and is home to five departments: Global Integrative Studies, History, Political Science, Modern Language, and Sociology.
This thesis explores the tectonics and poetics of reusing deconstructed building components. A series of machines were designed to challenge the current method of deconstruction to extract large-scale building chunks, which are then reassembled using details and connections to celebrate material textures and cultural memories of each architectural fragment.
This design for a dense, low-rise housing development breaks from the traditional, rectilinear apartment building. A series of user-specific apartments flats, co-op living spaces, and townhomes were designed and aggregated into separate buildings spread across the site. Each building was situated in a way that promote a sense of ownership while also creating pockets of green space that serve as community spaces.
FACT partnered with History Nebraska and 6 community development organizations to design and promote new approaches to the affordable home for communities in Nebraska. The project is inspired by Evicted, a traveling exhibition highlighting the eviction crisis across America. To accompany the national narrative, Nebraska’s Housing Stories was created to highlight statewide, historic housing issues that often become less visible factors contributing to the eviction crisis.
Bus shelters and bike sheds occupy an awkward position in the design universe – they are neither small buildings nor large site furniture – yet they form an important part of the urban landscape, and in particular, the built environment of the university campus. This project will develop and realize a new prototype for such structures that re-envisions the type for a post carbon future.