With the creative class population rapidly decreasing in rural America, how can we position the built environment to retain people of the creative class? The Nebraska Art Therapy Collective is a place for healing, learning and self-discovery through expressive art therapies for children, adolescents and adults ages three & up. Not only will this program generate people of the creative class, but it will also provide ample job opportunities.
Zebulun Lund’s Thesis drawings “Agrarian Ruins” was accepted for the ACSA exhibition in the DRAWING FOR THE DESIGN IMAGINARY being held at the Carnegie Museum of Art & Carnegie Mellon University. Review of the 225 submissions resulted in an acceptance rate of 15%. The plight of the Midwest is often characterized as a counterpoint to post-industrial congestion of an endless horizon stretching towards the Great Plains.
Utilizing a 40% occupied strip mall, this proposal aimed to address issues of segregation and privatization in retirement homes. The retirement phenomenon often separates our aging population by reducing opportunities for interactions with others outside of their age group.
Located in the southeast corner of Woods Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, this public bathhouse is experienced as a procession through hot, then warm then cold pools. A formal exploration into repetition and alignment was translated into a series of continuous linear elements that run from east to west, regulating the interior spaces and framing views to the park landscape beyond.
This bee research facility is meant to start a conversation about how we expand cities, invade territories and how people's invasion of space can be just as consequential as an invasive species. This project is meant to set the visitor in the territory of the bees, experiencing a bee's world territory as a bee would at a smaller scale.