RACA
Rock Art Center Addition
Operable Performance Space

Rock Art Center Addition

Exterior perspective of the RACA gallery opening up to the desert landscape for a nighttime performanceExterior perspective of the RACA gallery opening up to the desert landscape for a nighttime performanceExterior perspective of the RACA gallery opening up to the desert landscape for a nighttime performanceExterior perspective of the RACA gallery opening up to the desert landscape for a nighttime performance

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Series of study sketches of a RACA gallery that slopes toward the desert landscape and shields from the adjacent suburbsSeries of study sketches of a RACA gallery that slopes toward the desert landscape and shields from the adjacent suburbsSeries of study sketches of a RACA gallery that slopes toward the desert landscape and shields from the adjacent suburbsSeries of study sketches of a RACA gallery that slopes toward the desert landscape and shields from the adjacent suburbs
Perspective of the front entry to the RACA gallery at night showing the upper viewing deck and the structural logicPerspective of the front entry to the RACA gallery at night showing the upper viewing deck and the structural logicPerspective of the front entry to the RACA gallery at night showing the upper viewing deck and the structural logicPerspective of the front entry to the RACA gallery at night showing the upper viewing deck and the structural logic
Site plan illustration showing the encroaching relationship between the adjacent community and the petroglyph RACA siteSite plan illustration showing the encroaching relationship between the adjacent community and the petroglyph RACA siteSite plan illustration showing the encroaching relationship between the adjacent community and the petroglyph RACA siteSite plan illustration showing the encroaching relationship between the adjacent community and the petroglyph RACA site
Exploded diagram of the RACA gallery showing the lower gallery spaces, the viewing deck, and the upper cladding systemExploded diagram of the RACA gallery showing the lower gallery spaces, the viewing deck, and the upper cladding systemExploded diagram of the RACA gallery showing the lower gallery spaces, the viewing deck, and the upper cladding systemExploded diagram of the RACA gallery showing the lower gallery spaces, the viewing deck, and the upper cladding system
Perspective of the wash between the RACA addition and the petroglyph mound and trailPerspective of the wash between the RACA addition and the petroglyph mound and trailPerspective of the wash between the RACA addition and the petroglyph mound and trailPerspective of the wash between the RACA addition and the petroglyph mound and trail
Series of sketch studies of the extended RACA gallery spaces spreading into the landscape from the central washSeries of sketch studies of the extended RACA gallery spaces spreading into the landscape from the central washSeries of sketch studies of the extended RACA gallery spaces spreading into the landscape from the central washSeries of sketch studies of the extended RACA gallery spaces spreading into the landscape from the central wash
Satellite image of the RACA site illustrating the city of Phoenix as a landscape of carved symbolsSatellite image of the RACA site illustrating the city of Phoenix as a landscape of carved symbolsSatellite image of the RACA site illustrating the city of Phoenix as a landscape of carved symbolsSatellite image of the RACA site illustrating the city of Phoenix as a landscape of carved symbols
Study model of a floating RACA gallery mass floating above the existing visitor center with a skin made of shifting symbolsStudy model of a floating RACA gallery mass floating above the existing visitor center with a skin made of shifting symbolsStudy model of a floating RACA gallery mass floating above the existing visitor center with a skin made of shifting symbolsStudy model of a floating RACA gallery mass floating above the existing visitor center with a skin made of shifting symbols
Concept sketch studying the relationship between the structure, the gallery, and the external path of the RACA additionConcept sketch studying the relationship between the structure, the gallery, and the external path of the RACA additionConcept sketch studying the relationship between the structure, the gallery, and the external path of the RACA additionConcept sketch studying the relationship between the structure, the gallery, and the external path of the RACA addition
Perspective looking at attached visitor path along the top of the RACA gallery for public participation in leaving carvingsPerspective looking at attached visitor path along the top of the RACA gallery for public participation in leaving carvingsPerspective looking at attached visitor path along the top of the RACA gallery for public participation in leaving carvingsPerspective looking at attached visitor path along the top of the RACA gallery for public participation in leaving carvings
Animation of the various layers of structural logics and visitor paths through the new RACA gallery and studio additionAnimation of the various layers of structural logics and visitor paths through the new RACA gallery and studio additionAnimation of the various layers of structural logics and visitor paths through the new RACA gallery and studio additionAnimation of the various layers of structural logics and visitor paths through the new RACA gallery and studio addition
Perspective of the desert wash landscape with visitor trail in front of the glowing RACA gallery extension at nightPerspective of the desert wash landscape with visitor trail in front of the glowing RACA gallery extension at nightPerspective of the desert wash landscape with visitor trail in front of the glowing RACA gallery extension at nightPerspective of the desert wash landscape with visitor trail in front of the glowing RACA gallery extension at night
Perspective of the main interior gallery space of the RACA addition with layered panels sloping to the desert landscapePerspective of the main interior gallery space of the RACA addition with layered panels sloping to the desert landscapePerspective of the main interior gallery space of the RACA addition with layered panels sloping to the desert landscapePerspective of the main interior gallery space of the RACA addition with layered panels sloping to the desert landscape

OTHER PROJECTS

The challenge of creating a pair of studio apartments that can fill a lifted 16'x16' void necessitates the creation of a quick, mobile, and opportunistic building system that can react to the found conditions of the site. Access to the site is limited and the ground must be free.
Infrastructure as urban performance. Serving as both a backdrop to elegant theatrical dances and a framework for holding a wandering public, the Dance Machine enacts performance through both its program and its existence as a merged urban extension of the Queensboro Bridge.
The RACA project must meet two demands: A. REFLECTION (museum) or B. CONTINUATION (practice + addition). The current program and its stagnancy has left the site forgotten—it is a typical static museum on a living site. The site and addition must constantly change through the participation of people.
Space has become redundant again. Popular culture is uninterested in the goings-on in space. Once achieved, mans absurd relation with space becomes yesterdays news. To become relevant to the public, CASIS must be an amenity and not a mission. Instead of promoting an HQ, make it a public interface.
The GBN project sites itself as this link connecting the busiest night life district and revitalized neighborhood park in the north, the largest beach front in the city to the south, and establishes the cities first large public plaza and recreation fields adjacent to the new building.
The CART live/work housing prototype adds a vertical profile to downtown while converting an underutilized public path into an urban gesture by introducing of a specialized food cart zone in New Haven. The CART residents would rent and appropriate the moving space as a means of expanding their zone.
In Tempe there are two pedestrian axes: Mill Avenue and Palm Walk. Mill Avenue is successful and Palm Walk is not. Is there a way to make the palm trees useful to the students? The PEP structure is powered by buried hydraulic pressure systems giving vertical movement to the layer/palm interface.
Planes, frames, and volumes are fundamentals to all assembly logics. With the proliferation of additive production methods, the possibility of volumetric prefabricated components has the potential to radically alter the way that we conceive of construction and the permanence of building parts.

OTHER RESEARCH