“We don’t have preconceived ideas; we work, we analyze, we read, we step into projects knowing that we're not the first ones there – Elizabeth Diller
“Architecture is not based on concrete and steel and elements of the soil. It's based on wonder. – Daniel Libeskind
Working in two-person teams, students were asked to develop a "big idea" to serve as inspiration for their plans for the Bayfront cultural center.
The retain team adopted a 'look-through" concept keying off the stunning views and a desire to connect art, city, and setting.
The team tasked with repurposing the Van Wezel was inspired by Central Park to develop a site plan engaging all of the senses.
While replacing the Van Wezel, this team paid homage to that iconic structure by adopting a conch shell form to organize the site.
Based on a poem of their choice, students were asked to construct a palimpsest (visual collage) conveying ideas they wanted to explore in their concert hall designs.