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Architectural Models I: Exteriors
A collection of digital and physical models. Shown here: Civic Building Addition & Renovation Exterior by IKM Incorporated. This expansion project challenged IKM to design an addition that would redefine the client’s brand, generate excitement for a capital campaign and solve complex site and space issues. The weaving of social places with program spaces creates a unique opportunity for community engagement.

A collection of digital and physical models. Shown here: Civic Building Addition & Renovation Exterior by IKM Incorporated. This expansion project challenged IKM to design an addition that would redefine the client’s brand, generate excitement for a capital campaign and solve complex site and space issues. The weaving of social places with program spaces creates a unique opportunity for community engagement.

A collection of digital and physical models. Shown here: Civic Building Addition & Renovation Exterior by IKM Incorporated. This expansion project challenged IKM to design an addition that would redefine the client’s brand, generate excitement for a capital campaign and solve complex site and space issues. The weaving of social places with program spaces creates a unique opportunity for community engagement.

ABC District, Moscow: Aerial view with a digital model by Urban Design Associates. Client: Institute General Plan, Moscow. The “Administrative Business Center (ABC) District” will be high density mixed-use with offices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, and residential uses. Designed as a pedestrian friendly urban environment with a rich variety of streets, parks, and urban squares. Two Metro stations and new highway access will connect the District to central Moscow and surrounding areas.

ABC District, Moscow: Aerial view with a digital model by Urban Design Associates. Client: Institute General Plan, Moscow. The “Administrative Business Center (ABC) District” will be high density mixed-use with offices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, and residential uses. Designed as a pedestrian friendly urban environment with a rich variety of streets, parks, and urban squares. Two Metro stations and new highway access will connect the District to central Moscow and surrounding areas.

ABC District, Moscow: Aerial view with a digital model by Urban Design Associates. Client: Institute General Plan, Moscow. The “Administrative Business Center (ABC) District” will be high density mixed-use with offices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, and residential uses. Designed as a pedestrian friendly urban environment with a rich variety of streets, parks, and urban squares. Two Metro stations and new highway access will connect the District to central Moscow and surrounding areas.

Millvale Food Hub by evolveEA. 2015 rendering for a project currently under construction that will be a catalyst to bring fresh and healthy foods into Millvale, PA. The Hub will be a place where residents and visitors can buy healthy foods and connect with regional producers, where local food entrepreneurs  can develop and market their food products, and where people can come to the community table to  cook and eat together, learning and practicing techniques to take home.

Millvale Food Hub by evolveEA. 2015 rendering for a project currently under construction that will be a catalyst to bring fresh and healthy foods into Millvale, PA. The Hub will be a place where residents and visitors can buy healthy foods and connect with regional producers, where local food entrepreneurs can develop and market their food products, and where people can come to the community table to cook and eat together, learning and practicing techniques to take home.

Millvale Food Hub by evolveEA. 2015 rendering for a project currently under construction that will be a catalyst to bring fresh and healthy foods into Millvale, PA. The Hub will be a place where residents and visitors can buy healthy foods and connect with regional producers, where local food entrepreneurs can develop and market their food products, and where people can come to the community table to cook and eat together, learning and practicing techniques to take home.

Purdue University Living Lab at Ross Biological Reserve by evolveEA. 2012 design concept for a living building that supports research and teaching activities on living systems.

Purdue University Living Lab at Ross Biological Reserve by evolveEA. 2012 design concept for a living building that supports research and teaching activities on living systems.

Purdue University Living Lab at Ross Biological Reserve by evolveEA. 2012 design concept for a living building that supports research and teaching activities on living systems.

Frick Park Treehouse by evolveEA. 2011 design concept for outdoor learning space.

Frick Park Treehouse by evolveEA. 2011 design concept for outdoor learning space.

Frick Park Treehouse by evolveEA. 2011 design concept for outdoor learning space.

Prairie House by FISHER ARCHitecture. This unbuilt prototype is designed for two recently retired University of North Dakota professors. Located along U.S. Route 2, which spans 2,500 miles across the northern U.S., the project is part of a continuing effort of the firm to design contemporary buildings that relate directly to their location. By recontextualizing Midwestern building motifs from the nineteen-fifties and sixties, the firm has created a style of architecture that is dear to the owners.

Prairie House by FISHER ARCHitecture. This unbuilt prototype is designed for two recently retired University of North Dakota professors. Located along U.S. Route 2, which spans 2,500 miles across the northern U.S., the project is part of a continuing effort of the firm to design contemporary buildings that relate directly to their location. By recontextualizing Midwestern building motifs from the nineteen-fifties and sixties, the firm has created a style of architecture that is dear to the owners.

Prairie House by FISHER ARCHitecture. This unbuilt prototype is designed for two recently retired University of North Dakota professors. Located along U.S. Route 2, which spans 2,500 miles across the northern U.S., the project is part of a continuing effort of the firm to design contemporary buildings that relate directly to their location. By recontextualizing Midwestern building motifs from the nineteen-fifties and sixties, the firm has created a style of architecture that is dear to the owners.

Prairie House by FISHER ARCHitecture.

Prairie House by FISHER ARCHitecture.

Prairie House by FISHER ARCHitecture.

Werries Residence by Penner & Associates Architects. This unbuilt design for a grandiose, French Villa style mansion was fully realized in model form and almost became a multi-million dollar project.

Werries Residence by Penner & Associates Architects. This unbuilt design for a grandiose, French Villa style mansion was fully realized in model form and almost became a multi-million dollar project.

Werries Residence by Penner & Associates Architects. This unbuilt design for a grandiose, French Villa style mansion was fully realized in model form and almost became a multi-million dollar project.

Green Oaks Country Club by Penner & Associates Architects. A complete exterior overhaul for an aging country club that needed a serious facelift to unify its strange collection of additions.

Green Oaks Country Club by Penner & Associates Architects. A complete exterior overhaul for an aging country club that needed a serious facelift to unify its strange collection of additions.

Green Oaks Country Club by Penner & Associates Architects. A complete exterior overhaul for an aging country club that needed a serious facelift to unify its strange collection of additions.

House Louis (private residence) by Architectenbureau Wil-Ma bvba (Belgium). Model and photo by  W. Allen Zimmerman, an architect born and raised in Dunbar, PA.

House Louis (private residence) by Architectenbureau Wil-Ma bvba (Belgium). Model and photo by W. Allen Zimmerman, an architect born and raised in Dunbar, PA.

House Louis (private residence) by Architectenbureau Wil-Ma bvba (Belgium). Model and photo by W. Allen Zimmerman, an architect born and raised in Dunbar, PA.

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