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  • 1. Kathryn Little Envisioning Hudson Square Post Flood: Restitching the Urban Fabricstudent works Tussey Mountain Ski Lodge State College Bus Station Architectural Analytique: San Nicola in Carcere Lee Tree House Suburban Retrofit: Growth through Accretion Architectural Analysis: Palazzo Valmarana P E N N S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y

2. PORTFOLIO 2009 1-2 3-1011-1213-1617-1819-2021-24 3. 1 Envisioning Hudson Square3 WeeksSpring 2008Hudson Sqaure, NYCProfessor: Lisa IuloPartner: Robbie Tunon Global warming threatens the community of Hudson Square with coastal storms and a rising tide. Located at one of the lowest points on the island, Hudson Square needed a response to ensure that the ecological systems at stake are no longer in danger of destroying one another (i.e. Humans would no longer be able to inhabit flooded zones and the Hudson would be contaminated by human waste products). We are rising to meet the challenges posed by climate change and its impact on the urban environment by taking the threat of sea-level rise and turning it into a generator for positive site renewal and a way to improve the communitys relationship to their habitat . Our vision for Hudson Square is that it can be a model for redeveloping the Manhattan shoreline by regenerating the soft-edge condition. 4. 2ENVISIONING HUDSON SQUARE 5. 3 Post Flood: Restiching the UrbanFabric 3 WeeksSpring 2008Hudson SquareNew York City, NY Through proposed multi-use, mixed density residential, this project seeks to generate a community awareness of the environmental and climate change issues on the urban environment, as a result of human impact. It reconnects the urban with the organic through a relational architecture that allows both to co-exist and respond to the others needs. 6. 4 The Urban Grid Greenwich St. Eco-boulevard reconnecting the urban grid addressing networks The Wetland opportunity for regeneration Circulation Node gather and distributePOST FLOOD: RESTITCHING THE URBAN FABRIC * Highline Park addressing networks The River Research and Education sustaining existence continuity beyond the grid 7. 5 Site Relationships40-0 30-020-0ANALYSISPredicted 5m Sea Level Rise Average High TidePredicted 3m Sea Level Rise10-0 Average Tide Average Low TideSea Level0-0Hudson RiverManhattan Island Sea Level Rise 8. 6 Urban Planning Analysis 9. 7 The settlement is good which enhances the continuity of a cultureand survival of its people, increases a sense of connection in timeand space, and permits or spurs individual growth development, within continuity, via openness and connection. Kevin Lynch Based on the premise of sea level rise affecting cities across the globe, this project recognizes the neighborhood of Hudson Square as part of a larger ecosystem. The proposed wetland within the master planning scheme is used as a termination of the eco-boulevard. My proposed site is the empty lot next to the St. Johns Building which was manifested as the wetland in the urban planning scheme. It suggests taking over empty sites for bioremediation and wetland restoration to allow for the regeneration of the natural landscape. The proposed architecture seeks to structure the urban environment while allowing a natural landscape to flow underneath. With the isolation of building elements within a flowing landscape, the issue of how to reconnect the city grid is also important and was addressed in this project.CO-E XISTENCE External Forces 10. 8 11. 9 12. 10 13. THE URBAN GRID ECO-BOULEVARD 14. WETLAND * HIGHLINE PARK HUDSON RIVER 15. 11Outdoor Gathering Space Tussey Mountain Ski Lodge8 WeeksFall 2005Boalsburg, PA The ski lodge design enhances the levels of circulation of the ski slopes to allow the users to be participators as well as observers. The Lodge and the ski lift are the two most interesting points of observation; so combining these two programs brings together the observers and participators and allows them to interchange in succession with the uses of the building. Ski Lodge Perspective 16. 12TUSSEY MOUNTAIN SKI LODGE First Floor Plan Longitudinal Section 17. 13 State College Bus StationState College, PaFall 06 The State College bus station contains a large and complex programming of a bus station for the town of State College,commercial space, and the housing of offices for the Human Resources and Faculty Services departments for the campus. The bus stations site is on the path of an old railway that used to connect State College to other important resources. It is also along a major pedestrian route to the growing west side of campus. The project is based on this conception and occupation of the axis. It is at once rooted in the ground and also part of an infinitely continuous space.East Elevation Structural Detail 18. 14STATE COLLEGE BUS STATION 19. 15 Structural Diagram Third Floor Plan Basement Plan 20. 16 21. 17 Architectural AnalSan Nicola in CarcereRome, ItalyFall 07 Construction of plans elevation and section through site analysis and drawing. Utilizing the columns and foundation of three pagan temples, San Nicola is a representation of modern, Baroque, and ancient Rome. The analysis examines the co-existence of these three spaces in the modern structure.Temple of Spes Temple of Juno Temple of Janus San Nicola in Carcere 22. 18ARCHITECTURAL ANALYTIQUE 23. 19 Wood FramingLee Tree HouseJoseph LimFall 06Reconstruction model of a tree house in Singapore wherein a steel-framed, multi-level timber- slatted house and a tree are allowed to co-exist, without impinging on the other in any way. 24. 20LEE TREE HOUSE 25. 21 Suburban Retrofit: Growth through Accretion5th Year ThesisFall 2008Completion Date: May 2009Georgetown SouthManassas, Virginia Library Section 26. 22SUBURBAN RETROFIT: GROWTH THROUGH ACCRETION Second Floor PlanFirst Floor Plan The recent foreclosure crisis brings awareness to many architectural issues that are pertinent to the way we practice architecture and interact with our built environment. My thesis explores opportunities for growth and accretion in the suburban environment. Urban development and the growth of cities is said to be a gradual accretion over time as opposed to instantaneous change or development. Failing communities across the country are in need of redevelopment; therefore it is my goal to define how this re-development can begin to take place in the suburban context as a gradual growth, using the resources already in place. The strategy is to minimize impact through a gradual, rather than sudden growth. My project couples social programming with repurposed senior citizen residences as a way to rehabilitate communities while they un- dergo the process of growth or change. The housing foreclosures are an opportunity to regenerate communities, however their dispersed nature makes it difficult to interact with a single architectural element. As an alternative to most senior care facilities, the program elements are dispersed widely across the community, in which my project is sited, planting smaller social structures around the area. Library Facade Elevation 27. 23 Georgetown South is a community in Manassas, VA composed of approximately 800 town homes. Of those, about 300 are vacant or foreclosed. The negative impacts inflicted on the surrounding community are numerous, and the goal is to seek to create an architecture that might improve this condition and strengthen the community. The program seeks to break down the highly privatized boundaries of this landscape, and create more of a sense of interdependence and community awareness. Deconstruction, materiality and aging, and the power of landscape are each important in the expression of architecture in the suburban environment. The exploration for the fall semester involved proper siting of the building and opportunities for public interaction within the highly dispersed and privatized landscape.Flex Space Paired with Senior Residential Units Senior Care Pods/Vistor Housing 28. 24Elevated Walkway Connecting Community Center Functions 29. 25 Architectural AnalysisPalazzo ValmaranaSpring 2008Vicenza, ItalyArchitectural Drawing and Sketching This investigative analysis facilitated a greater understanding that traditional drawing is a way to represent, visualize and communicate architecture. Through reading architectural images and ideas produced by others, this work enabled a greater sensitivity towards architectural space, form, proportion, texture, matriality, and the effects of light, shade and shadow. The course instruction included an in depth understanding of Sciagraphy, rendering techniques in a variety of media, perspective architectural drawing, paraline drawing, and traditional ortho- graphics. 30. 26ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS