This project reimagines the Big Box typology as a pair of theaters with undulating floors where visitors can spread out on blankets and enjoy film in an informal, social manner. The ceiling is articulated with lights that mimic the night sky and evoke the feeling of a midnight film screening on an outdoor lawn. These theater spaces are flanked by figural pathways that weave through the plan providing access to restrooms, concessions and other back-of-house programs.
The Wyuka Synagogue sits in the northwest corner of the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska. Selected primarily for its seclusion and open space, the site provides easy access from Vine Street - one of Lincoln’s major arteries. Conceptually, this project explores the connection between Jewish ideology and three natural materials inherent to sacred architecture: water, stone and light.
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.