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This year’s theme … the 70’s

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Fort Proctor

•March 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The Fort Proctor small projects team recently wrapped up an extensive documentation process of the site and ruins. This documentation has produced detailed technical drawings, precision photography and digital models representing the site and fort as designed (1856), the fort as built (1859) and the current ruins (2011).

Combining this vast amount of documentation with extensive research regarding the fort’s construction, historical context and structural testing the team is creating a series of animations. These animations are being developed to consolidate a broad range of temporal data into manageable narratives.

The team is looking at several concepts to integrate broader contextual and specific structural data into illustrative temporal animations.

Current series of test animations.

Test animations for the project are under way. Check them out –

For more information on the team and project updates –


Faculty : Ursula Emery McClure Associate Professor of Architecture, Bradley Cantrell Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, and Michele Barbato Assistant Professor of Civil and Enviornmental Engineering, Bogdan Oporowski Professor of Mathematics

Field Research and Documentation:

Ben Buehrle, MArch Canididate

Audrey Cropp, MLA Canididate

Taylor Alphonso, MArch Canidadate

Claire Hu, Engineering

Digital Modeling and Animation:

Bradley Cantrell

Ben Buehrle

Audrey Cropp

Software :

Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe After Effects

3ds MAX


west 8 twist bridge

•March 24, 2012 • 1 Comment
  • Copyright Jeroen Musch

The new crucial connection in the urban and recreational bicycle network calls for a strong identity in the area. By virtue of its location in a natural green setting on the edge of the city, the bridge is both tempting and surprising to its users. An expressive though subtle sculpture establishes the moment of ‘crossing’ and captures the qualities of the immediate landscape.

To view the video –

delta diorama

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The diorama functions as a device to portray landscape as a spatial experience. The diorama provides an opportunity to create a landscape representation that is focused around a limited vantage point. The vantage point and the composition of the diorama is vital to create a compelling experience.

Check out the video!

This diorama was constructed in 3ds MAX using a series of images layered onto planes. Most of the images were collect on site. Each images was edited in Photoshop to create a package, a diffuse and opacity layer. The animation was choreographed with by establishing a vantage point and orienting the viewer threw the site. The end product is an animation that shows the sun setting in a freshwater marsh.

Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma

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Fort Gibson Lake is located on the Grand (Neosho) River about 5 miles northwest of historic Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, from which it draws its name. It is about 7.7 miles above the confluence of the Grand (Neosho) and Arkansas Rivers. The lake lies in Wagoner, Cherokee, and Mayes Counties and extends upriver to the Markham Ferry Dam (Lake Hudson).



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City Park Observation Deck 

610 Hill, City Park New Orleans

Firm: Spackman Mossop and Michaels

This project sits atop the highest point in New Orleans.  The site itself, often called the 610 Hill, is made up of construction debris from the building of Interstate 610 in the early 1970’s.  In response to the history of the site, the projet uses construction debris for the pathways leading to the top of the hill. The concrete flagstone path is constructed of roadway debris from local construction.  The “red path” is made up of crushed bricks salvaged from the demolition of tennis courts in another part of City Park.  The deck is made from fallen cypress logs gathered from trees toppled during hurricanes in Mississippi.

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