Children occupying space in uncommon ways; attempting to inhabit a space which is atmospherically, tangibly and materialistically different than the everyday norm, a want to occupy the whimsical. The Cloud House investigates the relationship of the mundane and the whimsical in domestic architecture; the reimagined type of domesticity explores a sensual and experience based approach to create an atmospheric, unique space.
This project threads a series of paintball courses through clusters of hotel rooms in a vertical tower. Rather than separating these two contrasting programs, the project embraces the unexpected interactions that might occur between paintball players and hotel visitors throughout the section of the building.
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.