Vosges Haut-Chocolat Factory

This was a two story chocolate factory project on West Fulton Market in Chicago for the Vosges chocolate company. The goal was a facility where the public could experience the process of making chocolate and the company could connect with its customers through public retail consisting of a women’s clothing boutique and a chocolate store. Public experience is accomplished through a tour suspended above the factory operations.

Covert House

This was a two story vacation house project on Lake Michigan in Covert, Michigan. The house features a full-width balcony with access to the living space and every bedroom. This lake front house can be enjoyed year round, with an indoor heated resistance swimming pool and basement recreation room for use during winter.

The initial project was done as a hand drafting exercise and expanded into 3Ds Max at a later date. The following animation was rendered in 3Ds Max and edited in Adobe Premiere. The animation begins with a orbit over the house followed by an interior and exterior tour. This is followed by a flyover showing the various programmatic elements, with the conclusion being a sun study of the master bedroom.

Taylor-Lauridsen Field House

A field house in the Canaryville neighborhood of Chicago, approximately 30,000 sq. ft with a gymnasium, fitness room, and community multi-purpose space. The building uses a sloped truss roof to provide a clear span and drain the green roof. Predominant winds are directed into the uppermost portion of the building equipped with operable windows in order to passively cool the building during the summer.