J-Camp is a commissioned design study for a year-round camp located on Lake Texoma, Texas that serves inner city kids in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan region. The lush, wooded site is a peninsula located within the 100 year flood plane of one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. The design incorporates a Camp Commons (cafeteria, outdoor covered amphitheater, canteen, and first aid building), twenty-five cabins for up to 250 children and staff, a chapel, art center, and director’s residence. The buildings are structured and elevated on piers to allow for periodic flooding by the Army Corp of Engineers.
2014 AIA Houston Design Award Received
Design Team: Dawn Finley, Mark Wamble, Patrick Daurio, Michael Kapinus, Michael Matthews, Zachary Morrison
NEW TYPE HERE examines a model of medium scaled mixed-use density in Houston. The site of the investigation is a 1.6-mile section of Bissonnet Street, an east-west two-lane thoroughfare serving residential subdivisions originally platted in the 1920’s. In this study mixed-use density is introduced through the identification of a new building type to be situated along Bissonnet and adjacent to these subdivisions.
Hempstead Garden is a private garden and residence on a 19 acre site in Hempstead, Texas, owned and developed for the past 25 years by John Fairey. The Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation recently acquired an adjacent 20.1 acre property. Interloop Architecture was commissioned to research the operational aspects of the original garden and new piece of land to develop a site concept for one integrated garden and the addition of a significant research and cultural center.
Finca Nogales is a new residence and series of gardens on a 22,000 acre private cattle ranch in northern Argentina, near Salta. The design incorporates: (1) Daytime Parking and Entry, (2) Formal Entry Court with Parking, (3) a Service Quadrant, (4) an Orchard Quadrant, (5) a Garden Quadrant, (6) a Service Structure with Staff Quarters, Drying Court, and Laundry Room, (7) a Mate Bar and Dining Hall, (8) existing Seed House, (9) existing Barn, (10) Water Tower, (11) Covered Parking, (12) existing House, (13) a Guest House, (14) a Residence for the Ranch Foreman (15) the Owner’s Summer House, (16) an additional Owner’s House with adjoined Stables and Horse Riding Pen, (17) an observation Deck to be located above the Mate bar, and (18) a water feature and site irrigation strategy.
Janelia Farm Research Campus is a scientific research center, located on a 689 acre property in Loudoun County, Virginia, on the bank of the Potomac River. Existing facilities opened in 2006 and include a research laboratory building (by architect Raphael Viñoly), conference housing, and visitor housing. The campus leads Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s neuroscience research labs, competing globally for the top post-docs, fellows, and scientific staff. At Janelia, emphasis is placed upon collaboration and team-based research.
This Schematic Design Document represents proposed improvements to Wiess College Courtyard located on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas. It serves to advance a flexible, multi-purpose agenda for the college, to enhance the daily routines, intermittent casual gatherings, and periodic formal events associated with student life.