Sep '06 - Dec '09
Our class is currently doing a project in Phoebus, Virginia to accompany what UDA proposed. We are designing different types of mixed used units to show the residents of Phoebus a little diversity. We would like to let them know that there are options instead of some of the "Plain Jane" units that were proposed.
Our professors decided to take us on a little field trip to show us some examples. We strolled down the city of Norfolk, Virginia where UDA also provided a master plan. I have been seeing a lot of UDA lately but I heard that they won't build in Virginia Beach. Thats what I heard from the architect grape vine in my area.
Base, middle, and top are clearly defined
This one is leaning
This is a theater. The entrance is clearly defined thorough the proportion
We had to goof off a little...
I think the US post office are using these to promote their new Star Wars stamp.
Hmmmm. looks interesting. The facade in the reflection is too.
a tourist in my home town
This is the only Freemason Street in the U.S. and it's right here in Norfolk. As soon as I go to take the picture.....They were right there.
On another note the Building Science class is learning to pour concrete. They had to make a form and then carry them to the front of the Architecture building. Little do they know how heavy these things are going to be.
Mix, mix, and, mix...
Looks like a real construction site. Three people watching one person working...
A Vertical mold. Looks like a butter churn
Hold it down
A little customization
A perfectionist....Now that's a mason for ya
From above....We were lazy