Jennifer Dowland

Jennifer Dowland

Oakland, CA, US


graduate thesis

My graduate thesis is an exploration and search for solutions to housing issues in Los Angeles, focusing on preservation of existing resources as well as a change in paradigm regarding current housing policies. Using as found philosophy first coined by Alison and Peter Smithson as well as Robert Rauschenberg, abstract expressionist, as guides, I proposed a solution to an actual housing dilemma on San Juan St. in the Leo Hotel, which was scheduled to be demolished for new construction. I proposed to keep the original structure and create around what existed, feeling that this solution would be more valuble than either by themselves.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US