Friday, December 10, 2010



Here's the boards that I put up to present to the reviewers today, they turned out pretty nice, though we spent most of the time talking about my model -- which was to be expected


Well, today was the big day, the big event, the big blue cheese, the hot....stinky...(well, you get the point)

We had final review today of our museum designs, I was busy all morning after staying up all night with an all nighter (gotta love it) and I was furious with my project. Didn't think I was going to have anything valuable to show at our review, I felt like an idiot, I was a bit delirious, and super frustrated....Anyways, upon zero hour I put up everything I had to present, took a step back, and was pleasantly surprised with what I had!

Long story short, all of the reviews seemed to really like my project, and in comparison to the other reviews that I was hearing, it seemed I had one of the better projects of the class (of course you know if you ask me personally I would tell you it is the greatest thing ever). Now hoping to be selected as one of two people from out class of 14 to go present my museum design to the directors at the FIGGE museum in Davenport, the big dogs! I don't believe there is a cash prize for this sort of thing (though there usually is, super lame!) I hope, and also expect, to be chosen as one to present there. What a great day.

Here's some pics from the review that I took, ones of me and my review shall come shortly...

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Another rendered image for you to check out! This one is of my main staircase, which depicts the same 'moment' or concept behind my design, a rotation of simple geometric objects to create interesting spaces that are easily understandable and manageable for circulation and exhibition -- haha......architecture language --- i love it

Image of the project I did previous to this, 
where my concept of this museum design spawned from -- notice the similarities!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Another rendered image of my museum -- this one is of my "Industrial Innovation" exhibition -- all of our exhibits in our program were very loosely defined and most of the exhibits are supposed to be 'objects' -- whatever that means...

So in my rendering I added a Helicopter (fully loaded with an automatic gun, of course), and a wind turbine in the back -- I will probably add more to it with photoshop (time permitting). I'm thinking of adding slot machines as well, jus to play a joke on my professor who keeps giving me crap about my  absence from class while I was in Vegas, whata you think??


Starting work on my 1/8" = 1'-0" model. A lot of students in our class choose to use a laser cutter for work like this, I guess I'm just too stubborn...Here's my work desk depicting me hacking away at some basswood with a box cutter, might end up slicing my spleen open, no worries though, ive got tough blood.

What I'm cutting now will be the exterior walls, though these are modeled in wood, the actual material would be metal panels, check it out!

Metal Panel pattern

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Well, the final project for my museum design is coming to a close -- been working night and day on it, and I've finally got something to show off, this is my first of a few interior perspectives that ive created in a 3d digital modeling program (Revit). This one is of my interior lobby, bookstore, and front desk. Check it out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

enjoying my lunch today with a couple slices of pizza and watching our College of Design jammers do their thing...i joined in later with a little bit of paper plate percussion

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Got a chance to go out and have Chinese dinner with Kwon tonight, oh it was a good time, May House is delicious!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Watchin the sun go down in the studio tonight, should be another fun all nighter tonight -- got a lot of work to do!  :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Yesterday was a long haul...

Spent most of the early morning and mid-day friekin out about how my project was coming, or at least how my professor thought my project was a chance to sit down and talk with him about it, and I suppose he thinks I'm moving in a more positive direction now

Made a suuuuuuper sweet, sexy model in my overnight stay in the studio, however -- check this thing out! ( still a few things to finish on it..)

Also, my lovely mother came in and took me out for dinner, along with a short stay in studio to check out what I've been up to!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Stressful days.....

Lots of work to do, running out of time!

This weekend I'm trying to figure out the structure of my building, and I think I have figured out what I'm going to do. Using a diagrid system of the exterior walls to eliminate interior columns, I don't know much about this system, but supposedly the exterior walls are built so strong they can hold up the interior spans of floors? We shall see....

Anyways, here's some photos of my new massing model, and a process picture of a new structural model I am making to try and exhibit my sweet structural ideas!

Structural model -- in process

Didnt realize this when I took the pic, but my computer was sleeping and playing a slide show of my pics, thats me singing and rockin out with my band at what was Ryan's going away party in March at Bogies Pub!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Trying to put together some exterior facade ideas - taking from ideas of the overall rectangular/cube form rotating and using those lines and or intersections to create spaces for glazing and a way to communicate the idea of the interior on the exterior...overlapping intersections of normal shapes create interesting voids and contrasts of space and light

Monday, November 8, 2010


Las Vegas Architecture field trip---

The Pops and I made it a point to check out the new City Center complex while in Vegas, I needed to do some research on architect David Libeskind and he had just made new newly constructed craziness, so lucky me!


Site model!

Some crazy mural, I'm assuming its to explain the design concept of the building in some way

 Front Entry


Just got back from an amazing trip to LAS VEGAS!! Bro, Pops, and I went to the SEMA car show went and had an amazing time, check out the pics ---- Josh, be jealous!

Car show grounds --view from stepping off the monorail

Enjoying a nice big lunch on the strip

Allison Fisher (World Champion pool player) showing off some trick shots off people's faces on a sweet Mustang pool table

Hard to tell-- tires are melted and smoking after tearing up some truck racing/drifting 

My favorite car of the show -- Jeep Nuziker 715 truck, just sitting in this thing would make you a man...

Drumstick car --thought it was a bit cheesy, but thought id take a pic of it

Ken Blocks Beefed up Ford Fiesta --dude straight tears in this thing-- I know, I saw

Got an autograph from famous car designer Chip Foose!

Kickin it outside the Bellagio

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I am totally behind on this thing!

What has happened in my life lately:

Over the weekend ISU beat the University of Texas Longhorns for the first time EVER! epic game for sure, i really love coach paul rhoads!!

We went shopping for our Halloween costumes tonight, paul is getting into his character in being 'Tyrone Biggums' from Dave Chappelle's show (he's a crack addict).

We went to a new restaurant in Ames tonight called Al Patron in Campustown tonight for my bday. Her i am enjoying an ice cold Dos Equis. Notice my hat, its part of my costume for Trom from Dave Chappelle's show also, but after I finished putting the rest of my costume on, I realized I look like K-Fed..thats no good.

Tomorrow is my bday and it is shaping up to be a good one, though I'm not too excited to grow older...