Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Architecture

Department

Architecture

College

College of Design

Project Advisor

Peter Evans

Project Advisor's Department

Architecture

Description

This project acted as a design charrette, envisioning Lake Laverne as a revitalized landmark for Iowa State– a place for students, faculty, and visitors to find inspiration, relaxation, and education through architecture and landscaping. Simultaneously, this project provided an opportunity to explore the potential of parametric forms and their benefits to both people and nature including their advantages to the design and construction processes. The project developed over the course of a semester including exploration into various design programs, research into architectural and landscape precedents, and development of many design iterations. Contrary to traditional architectural practice, the scope of this project was not restricted to the site boundaries of Lake Laverne, e.g. Lincoln Way, Morrill Road, Welch Road, Union Drive. Rather, this project provides a visionary design concept that integrates Lake Laverne with the surrounding context (ex. academic buildings and student communities) and transforms Lake Laverne into an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional asset to Iowa State’s campus.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Revitalizing Lake Laverne: a Parametric Modeling Study

This project acted as a design charrette, envisioning Lake Laverne as a revitalized landmark for Iowa State– a place for students, faculty, and visitors to find inspiration, relaxation, and education through architecture and landscaping. Simultaneously, this project provided an opportunity to explore the potential of parametric forms and their benefits to both people and nature including their advantages to the design and construction processes. The project developed over the course of a semester including exploration into various design programs, research into architectural and landscape precedents, and development of many design iterations. Contrary to traditional architectural practice, the scope of this project was not restricted to the site boundaries of Lake Laverne, e.g. Lincoln Way, Morrill Road, Welch Road, Union Drive. Rather, this project provides a visionary design concept that integrates Lake Laverne with the surrounding context (ex. academic buildings and student communities) and transforms Lake Laverne into an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional asset to Iowa State’s campus.