Kimberly McDonald

Kimberly McDonald

Pittsburgh, PA, US


Harvard Square T-Stop

Hosting almost 23,000 visitors per day, the Boston T-stop at Harvard Square represents a vital and vibrant part of the Cambridge community. In its initial stages, the canopy was formed from the notion of "pinching" a flat surface to create sheltered space. This technique of pinching was then parametrically defined, generating logic within a rigorous grid structure. Further iterations introduced a sound cave intended to host a plethora of speakers and demonstrators, in addition to the entrance canopy. Already existing within the limited space, the subway canopy was again pinched downwards to create an occupiable path, ultimately altering the current circulation pattern.


Working in a group of three, this design of the canopy derived from models at substantially different scales - from a large-scale study of the components, to smaller studies of the surrounding context. 

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Status: School Project
Location: Cambridge, MA, US
My Role: Team Lead
Additional Credits: Gregory Coni, Anthony DeCusatis


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