Case Study: The Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity

Feel free to read the case study my peers and I just conducted of the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity. It’s an adaptive reuse project with historic accreditation and an interesting story. Also feel free to share what you think in the comments below!

Imaging a New Luxury Hotel in Panama City, Panama

My fall comprehensive studio offers  a unique opportunity to design a high-rise hotel in Panama City, Panama. I jumped on the opportunity as I had yet to craft something so large and well was also intrigued by the challenge of hospitality design. This studio was also a treat as it was a chance for interior designers and architecture students to team up.

Below is a presentation of our initial schematic design. Our concept focused on creating a gesture between two major geographical features of the area, Ancon Hill and the Canal. To do that we  created a large transparent axis that allowed you to see through and too either direction. This acknowledged the complex history between the native Panamanians and the many transplants which have graced its shores. Our wish is that our hotel provides a luxurious experience to anyone  who visits.

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How does your community rank up?

dead_fish-512Score card, is a  forgotten resource that I rediscovered recently while in conversation with a friend. This is a helpful tool to use when considering moving to a new neighborhood, city, or state as it comparatively lists all EPA reported environmental hazards. In other words, it shows how dirty your community is in comparison to a national average.

Check out how your community stands here: