Spring 2012: Bayonne Water Taxi Terminal
The final project of the fourth semester. Here, one was asked to design a water taxi terminal for the city of Bayonne, New Jersey. The design had to use masonry in some fashion. The program required space for a terminal, ticket booth, outdoor public area, newsstand, restrooms, and a waste & recycling area. Water taxis had to have easy access to the terminal, as well as people. The site was quite tricky, partially in the water, and partially on a steep hill. It was located between two parks.
Fall 2011: Raptor Center
The final project of the third semester. For this challenge, one had to design a center that would educate the public about raptor birds. This center also had to have a veterinary building as part of the complex. The last addition to the program was a huge cage for the raptors that would be unable to return to the wild. The site for this assignment was in Rifle Camp Park, located in Little Falls, New Jersey.
Spring 2011: Writer’s Retreat
The final project of the second semester. First, one was asked to create two abstract models. The first had to show how an occupant would feel in the space physically. The first sculpture attempts to show that the occupant would be aware of his/her surroundings. The second abstract model had to show how an occupant would feel in the space emotionally. The second sculpture shows that since the occupant is now aware of one’s surroundings, he/she embraces the environment. Based off of these intended ideas, one was asked to design a retreat for writers, authors, or journalists. This retreat had to provide ten living cells, two restrooms for each gender, a kitchen, dining hall, seminar room, and library for the occupants. The site was an imaginary piece of land located in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Fall 2010: Propylaeum
The final project of the first semester. The goal was to design a pavilion that would serve as an entrance to the university’s new building. This pavilion had to house five flat-screen monitors that would exhibit each of the university’s majors. If also had to provide seating for a minimum of five individuals.