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. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Atlanta was a real eye opener for me b/c it let me see how firms really worked and where i could fit in to a big firm. I loved that we were able to go to several and get a feel for different firms and how they design and look. It was a overall great experience. I don't know if i was too keen on Atlanta but i think it could grow on me and i could get use to it. I also am glad that we were able to talk about budgeting so i can get an idea of the money side of working for a firm.