Katrina Abad

Katrina Abad

Morris Plains, NJ, US



At the center of this project, music resounds. Building on the shared act of playing, creating and listening to music, this project creates a community space and clinic to serve Downtown Syracuse. Inspired by the acoustic and aesthetic qualities of wood, this project features three primary mass timber walls which create a relationship between mass, surface, and void within each program of the building. 

re:SOUND music therapy clinic is as a place of healing for all people in downtown Syracuse where the community faces an ongoing battle with mental illness. Located on M. Lemp Park, the project repurposes the existing building as a communal workspace for music therapists and visiting Syracuse Students. Above are the Communal Living floors and where the two volumes meet is a central gathering space for the entire tower. The auxiliary piece of the existing building is a public music rental center and below in the lower level are the public cafe and community stage. The spaces are designed to allow the building’s users to express themselves in the playful and colorful spaces throughout the site.

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Status: School Project
Location: Syracuse, NY, US
My Role: Team Project