Education City: Doha, Qatar
Miró Rivera Architects
Program: Conceived using advanced sustainable principles, the 300,000 s.f. office provides a flexible and efficient space that comfortably accommodates a staff of 2,000. As one of five firms invited to compete, the proposal finds its inspiration in the geometric abstraction of the cursive Kufic script.
Charrette: As part of an 8-person team, I directly contributed in concept formation, plan organization, detail development, and the administration of production. Throughout the process, I made significant contributions to various drawings.
Sustainability: With a partner I researched regional approaches to passive environmental systems. I helped coordinate these systems into the design, and I diagrammed this integration with multiple analytical drawings for presentation.
Façade Design: Using research on the Kufic script, I developed an algorithm that regulated the structural boundaries of the binary graphic. My analysis allowed the team to develop designs for the abstracted solar screens.
Modeling & Presentation: As one of two primary model managers, I helped build and maintain several working versions of the virtual building. I rendered several models and illustrated with full entourage.