After discovering a song called “And We Danced” by Macklemore, I had one day to make my 1/16″ scale model for the Mexican Academy of the Arts project for the winter studio in the 2010/11 academic year at the University of Oregon. Itunes told me that I played through this song 98 times that day. I cut out over 60 square windows and made my right thumb raw and my left triceps sore for the following two days. What did I learn from this experience? Listening to phenomenally happy dance music enhances the educational experience for kinesthetic learners and puts an empty box of Cheerios on your head. Also, if you design a geometrically driven building with lots of small components, learn to use a laser cutter.
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These are the two panels I presented for my M.Arch 682 studio. The assignment was a mixed use building in Portland, OR at the corner of NW 8th Street and Couch Street (pronounced COOCH). The “client” assigned was the Mexican government who was looking to establish a Mexican Academy of the Arts. I spent the term looking at Mexican illustrator Alberto Cerriteno and squares of all varieties.