Monday, May 11, 2009


The panel wall and orange band allow for a great crit space for students through out the semester to pin up and talk.
This is the window wall of the studio and the interesting thing is at night the circles go away b/c with no light there are no shadows that are being produced.

A view of the panel wall with work posted on it the panels allow light and people to pass through at all time of the day but still create a divider.

Northern Guilford High School Art Gallery

This is a view of the open area of the art gallery and a peak at the closed formal part of the gallery...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thesis update...

It came to me in  the car the other day that I should use what I did in Australia and do something truly memorable for my thesis presentation. By taking the projection class that I took and combining it with the final products of my thesis which would be images of interviewers, site photos, final interior images and other information i would be able to create a watchout show. That would be put to music, which i think i may have found, and then projected at a large scale and where better to project it but Jackson Library. So at this point I am wait to here back from the space manger at the library to see if i can make this large scale show come to fruition. My hope is that it will be a moving event that many people can come and see and enjoy. I think that by presenting this way it would be great to put in my folio as well as my resume. Hopefully everything works out!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Studio Review 4/9 Circulation: Art Gallery

   As part of the circulation group we were able to really gain an understanding of what aspects needed to be similar in the two spaces. The signs and way finding needed to be similar as well as a banding idea in the halls. The issue was that the high school already has a lot of the features that the middle school was trying to fix. So as a group during are review we were able to decide that the high school will not focus so much on the hallways but the main individual areas. We would have one page on what we plan on doing for the halls but let them know that it was not our main focus of the design. This was important b/c the high school group was able to really decide to work on the most important part of the school which was the main community areas. 
   As an individual i got good feedback from Patrick as well as my group about how to change the art gallery by simply applying some of the same techniques as the other members but also cutting out the door and actually having it be an experience instead of just looking the viewer will be able to go in side the space and walk around and look at the art work much like a real gallery. It was also brought up that i should make the whole front panel glass so it would be easer to view the art work. I fell like it was all great feedback and I'm very excited to see where it the design goes. 

Sunday, March 29, 2009

High School Art Gallery

The picture below is  a drawing of the art space with a possible system in it and the column painted as well as a connection btw the space and the column that would continue on into the the college area and then into the rest of the main floor. The picture to the right is the exterior of the art space as it is now and i am looking to change the bottom panels to glass as well as the door and to branch out of the space to create a forest of art work that would belong to students and the community. 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

First Pin up

This was some inspiration that i found to work on the art display space. Shannon and i wanted to create a display system that would work in the college area as well as the art and sports areas. We decided that it would be good to use the banner system with the display boxes and other similar systems to display information. We also thought that the idea of branching fit our spaces and also ended up working with the circle concept for the middle school and came together to create a tree/ forest. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


So i have to say that i'm pretty pumped that i have figured out my thesis. Not by myself of course but with the help of Anna. I have decided to take a historical building here in Greensboro and turn it into a center for cancer patients and there families to get knowledge, counseling and support. It would offer a home atmosphere vs the hospital. It would be a place where families could connect get help and spend time. I am looking to have rooms for counseling, computer center to allow people to gather information, join help groups, blog, and chat with others who are going through similar experiences. I also want to offer a library that contains information  about all kinds of cancers, treatments, and programs that may help. I am also looking at a child's area as well as a kitchen and tables so that families can cook or gather, or events could be held in the home. I want this project to be as green as possible so that i am creating a space that doesn't cause cancer. I feel like if something like this could be available to the community it could have a really great impact. 
I know from personal experience that cancer can happen at any time and to anyone and the grieving process takes time. There needs to be a place for people to go and get help and be able to talk about what has happened and what is happening in there lives. No one should ever have to deal with the ramifications of this horrible disease but more and more people are being touched by this awful sickness and the community needs to reach out to them and give them the help that they need and deserve.