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ARC504: Comprehensive Studio

The goal for comprehensive studio was to design a mixed-use project in Downtown Buffalo for a specific community, focusing on details such as structure, life safety, and mechanical systems. My chosen community was cirque nouveau performers, who would live in the twenty-four residence units and practice and perform in the ellipsoid theater that opens onto a busy Buffalo street. The main design challenge of this project was meeting the program requirements of twenty-four units, a public program, and a parking garage that could accommodate large trucks on a relatively small urban site.

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theater section model

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digital model