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Luis Gil

Luis Gil

New York, New York

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My final model in two sections.
My final model in two sections.
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ENV Downtown

ENV Downtown was my Senior Degree Project at Cal Poly Pomona. The proposal is for a new facility for the College of Environmental Design of Cal Poly Pomona in downtown Pomona.

As a concept, the idea of a College of Environmental Design is a unique one. The model at Cal Poly Pomona is unique in that it brings together the departments most relevant to our built environment—Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Art—in an attempt to promote interdisciplinary exchange. A lack of facilities, however, means that these programs are dispersed throughout Cal Poly’s campus, making interdepartmental interactions all but non-existent.

The proposed facility provides a place in which to house the College as a whole, and this facility is integrated into historic Downtown Pomona in an attempt to better connect it to an urban context.
Within the building, then, there comes a need to provide a connective tissue that would integrate the departments on a deeper level than simply the sharing of facilities. The College of Environmental Design Downtown Facility, then, is an investigation into the concept of hyper-connectivity within the program and site.

You can view more on the project at my website, www.legildesign.com

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Downtown Pomona, CA

 
A view of the eastern entrance on the model.
A view of the eastern entrance on the model.
A view into the main public entry; circulation cuts through this space on the upper strands.
A view into the main public entry; circulation cuts through this space on the upper strands.
View down one of the shortcut
View down one of the shortcut "canyons" in the project.
A south-east view of the project on my final model.
A south-east view of the project on my final model.
Much research was done into past canons in order to inform the development of ENV Downtown's connectivity.
Much research was done into past canons in order to inform the development of ENV Downtown's connectivity.
Development of the sandwiched, double helix parti with shortcut connections.
Development of the sandwiched, double helix parti with shortcut connections.
The development of the void spaces that emerged from the shortcut paths.
The development of the void spaces that emerged from the shortcut paths.
Site development and response.
Site development and response.
East-West section with site.
East-West section with site.
North-South section with site.
North-South section with site.
Section through main entry space.
Section through main entry space.
Floorplans.
Floorplans.
Some of my study models. I made A LOT of study models.
Some of my study models. I made A LOT of study models.

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