The Time-Life View (styled after a 1950s Time Life cover featuring Columbus)
Exhibition Void Level 3 – North Christian Church and Miller House (Eero Saarinen)
Creating a Lexicon from Columbus' Material History
Longitudinal Section through new depository and Eero Saarinen's Irwin Union Bank
Horizontal Void turns Vertical
Ground Floor Plan - A dialogue with architectural ancestors
Fifth and Washington - the Design Axes of Columbus
Site Model showing Dan Kiley's original landscape design dropped a level connecting the buildings
Sectional Model of Tower
Kiley's Landscape Recontextualized
Sentinel of Columbus' architectural history
Framing History and Providing Direction/Knowledge
Praiseworthy Competition with One’s Ancestors – DSGN5200 – Thesis · 2011-2012 · Advisors: Scott Ruff, Kentaro Tsubaki, RA, Elizabeth Burns Gamard · Outstanding Thesis Award 2012
Twentieth-century philosophy was driven by either/or: Modernism with the abstract and pragmatic, Postmodernism with the material and poetic. Either/or is no longer sufficient. Architecture necessitates a both/and condition, bringing together the abstract and material, the pragmatic and poetic, and the object and field into a cohesive whole creating dialogue with context and disseminating meaning.
In Columbus, Indiana this both/and proposition exists through the patronage of J. Irwin Miller. It is a belief that architecture “reflects what a city thinks about itself and what it aims to be”. Columbus’ Modernism responds to previous generations, bringing together pragmatic and poetic. This thesis aspires to create an architecture depository, a record of Columbus’ material history. In combining Eero Saarinen’s Irwin Union Bank with a pragmatic-poetic addition, the project engages in praiseworthy competition with it’s architectural ancestors.