Presentation Title

Designing A Model For Growth And Enrichment: Architectural Designs For The Student Success Center

Presenter Information

Katlin O'Neil
Michael Kelly
Roger Wilkie

Mentor

Bartlomiej Sapeta

Location

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Abstract

As a part of an upper level architectural studio, three students engaged in a design of a Student Success Center. As an addition to the existing Mason Library, their individual projects proposed a convenient central location for six departments. Michael, influenced by the balanced form of a grand piano, suggested a harmonious transition between the existing design pattern and cleverly elevated building shape that underscores the concept of equilibrium among the “body, mind, and soul” of individual students. Katlin proposed to juxtapose modern and traditional architectural styles, which resulted in an eloquently detailed building façade resembling but not imitating an ancient temple. Roger, inspired by the inherent qualities of snow, crafted a structure that contrasts the existing architecture while creating an equal amount of balance and tension between the surrounding natural environment and campus infrastructure. This poster session with supporting architectural models and drawings will illustrate how each student developed their own personal solution through a rigorous design process that incorporated the needs of the student body, departmental preferences, and existing site and environmental conditions.

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Apr 11th, 4:15 PM Apr 11th, 5:15 PM

Designing A Model For Growth And Enrichment: Architectural Designs For The Student Success Center

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

As a part of an upper level architectural studio, three students engaged in a design of a Student Success Center. As an addition to the existing Mason Library, their individual projects proposed a convenient central location for six departments. Michael, influenced by the balanced form of a grand piano, suggested a harmonious transition between the existing design pattern and cleverly elevated building shape that underscores the concept of equilibrium among the “body, mind, and soul” of individual students. Katlin proposed to juxtapose modern and traditional architectural styles, which resulted in an eloquently detailed building façade resembling but not imitating an ancient temple. Roger, inspired by the inherent qualities of snow, crafted a structure that contrasts the existing architecture while creating an equal amount of balance and tension between the surrounding natural environment and campus infrastructure. This poster session with supporting architectural models and drawings will illustrate how each student developed their own personal solution through a rigorous design process that incorporated the needs of the student body, departmental preferences, and existing site and environmental conditions.