Project Information: Design Charrette for Student Study Space
Architect of Record: KSS Architects
Client: Montclair State University, University Facilities
About the Project:
Working with KSS Architects we analyzed how best to utilize the space between two existing buildings to maximize study areas for students. The proposed space would encourage chance encounters between students of different majors since the two adjacent buildings serve two different colleges at the university.
There are currently no plans to further develop this conceptual design.
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One of the last two projects I worked on while at Cubellis Ecoplan (now Environetics) is currently under construction (below). The other project I was fortunate to design was the Delaware Welcome Center (featured here). I was only involved in the design and design development of both projects (not the construction) but they were fun to work on with the other team members. As the lead Project Manager I collaborated with others because I feel that through collaboration the best product can be delivered to the client. The sketch below was the result of about a work week worth of sketching with various people around the office. Every line and every curve was meticulously thought out and designed to be exactly where it needed to be (sort of like when Kahn said, What does this brick want to be?). Although it was unfortunate that the timing of my departure occurred before I could be involved with wrapping up the construction drawings and overseeing construction, it is still rewarding to see the progression of the construction of this 45,000 SF project at one of NJ’s largest Universities. There is no feeling like the one you get watching the lines you drew on a piece of paper become reality right before your eyes. Although I’m not involved in construction I quietly admire all the contractors and design team members that are helping my design become a reality. Without the collaboration of many this vision would have never been able to be executed.
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Also Check Out:
- My Personal Architecture Portfolio
- Conrad J. Schmitt Hall Renovation, Montclair State University
- From Paper and Pencil to Reality Through Collaboration
- Babbio Center, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Student Recreation Center, Montclair State University
- Music School, Montclair State University
- Frank Sinatra Hall, Montclair State University
- Delaware Welcome Center
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