Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Senior Project, Mercyhurst College, 2006

I've been trying to get more of my design work up on this blog. I finally took some more pictures of my Mercyhurst College Senior Project from 2006. Here they are!

Taken at the show.

These next pictures were all taken over five years after graduation. They had been laying in plastic in my parents basement since the show. It was cool looking at them after so much time has past - remembering the time spent doing each board and everything I went through on this project. Looking back on it - I am still proud of what I did for this project, and I think that's a very good thing.

Be warned...there are A LOT of pictures. The overall pics of the boards are great, but the detail shots are necessary!

I think I always envisioned that to be me on the stage...and I think we can safely say that - little did I know then - that is Josh by my side :)

I had these little markers on my boards, to designate which floor the perspectives, finishes or alternate drawings related to.

One of my favorite perspectives - showing the "Outdoor Exhibit/Eating Area." (Note the Knoll Toledo chairs/table. We have these at our office @ AGBI. I've loved them since I first saw them.)


*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great! When is the McGarvey Museum going to open?

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful!! also, that looks just like josh! weird!

Danny Lucas said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of your BEST posts by far!
I found myself enlarging, via laptop, to see closer sections I liked.

The idea of gift shop, cafe and outdoor eatery really makes a complete visit to the museum, for married and singles on a night out.

The greenery at the top of the building is rare in Erie and would be a wonderful addition to any new construction.

I have been to various shuttle launchings in Florida over the years, and I am always amazed when the framing holding the shuttle is removed, and for a few seconds, this massive weight rests a few feet off the ground by flames alone. Nothing supports it.
It sometimes even drops downward a tad, until thrust increases.
Then ZOOM! It is off to the heavens!

This college work, compared to your career ahead all of your life, gave me that same feeling as I perused closely.

There is much to love about this concept.

I was curious about the huge roof canopy (in black).
I did not understand if that was solar (unlikely useful in Erie) or just a framing atop the museum.
This would be my only area of change, and substitute a planetarium.....well above the lights of the city, to view stars at night, and make the museum a 24/7 visitation center.

Take a bow!
Your "shuttle" of ideas have lifted off and are zooming into a wonderful career.
Congrats to you!