Monday, November 1, 2010


As we have moved through the weeks, I am re-evaluating definitions and working through new precedence studies to better focus my new direction in my master plan.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Assignment 5 - Precedence

This assignment called for us to research precedence that would help guide our projects and could apply to our projects for the remainder of the semester.

I had advanced my project into a built idea as an open-air ticketing office for the variety of transportation that will take place in an area where a new bayou (used for transportation) will be errected. It will be a building meant for mix use development from recreation to a transit hub.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Assignment 4

Assignment 4 was a long one!

It was the investigation and discovery of the question that would drive our design ideas and solutions we would create for the city.

My project continued to ask the question of, "Can we create or use a bayou to eliviate or minimize traffic congenstion and flooding?"

Note: View in "Book" mode


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Assignment 3 Resubmittal

After critiques from the class and instructor and evaluation of clarity of the information, changes were made to the pages that will go in to the book.

Note: Preview in "Book" mode.

Assignment 3 2

Friday, September 17, 2010

Assignment 3 - Group Project

As a class, the assignment called for us to break down the city into its components and illustrate those components using ArcGIS programs. We divided the city into three main components: land use, water, and transportation systems. We divided the class into smaller teams of three to tackle each component. Transportation was the section I studied and here are the group efforts. The PDF are pages that will go into an introduction of a book developed by and for the class and the powerpoint is how we presented.

Assignment Objective:
• Establish a graphic vocabulary which represents critical elements of the city
• Utilize GIS software to develop primary graphics for reinterpretation
• Understand the relationship between analysis and representation within a graphic system
• Explore precedent to support research

Assignment 3

Assignment 3 Powerpoint

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Assignment #2

Uploaded is a revamped version of assignment 1 with some edits for better/clearer understanding and assignment #2.

Assignment Objective:
• To further your understanding of the city through observation and representation.
• To establish preliminary research areas.
• To redevelop a series of ‘mappings’ utilizing GIS Arc10 in order to explore this software

Assignment 1 Edit

Assignment 2

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Assignment #1

"You will be exploring resources online to get to know the city of Houston. It is important to the work you will be doing this semester in this design studio. You will do this through a series of mapping studies in addition to a general presentation to the class. Mapping the city through the development of a series of mapping which communication your understanding of the city is a way of creating a visual language about place and its form. Through design, you will analyze and explore this.

Assignment Objective:
• To develop a general understanding of the city through observation and representation.
• To establish preliminary research areas.
• To develop a series of ‘template studies’ which represent the student’s interpreted ‘language’ of the city’s form."

ARCH 5502 Assignment 1