Westcott Visitor Center

The Westcott Visitor Center is a proposed visitor center on the site of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House.  We worked with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson who completed the initial schematic design, as well as the Westcott Foundation, to help further this project.  We were tasked with advancing the current design with an emphasis on creating an experiential facade.  Building on a Wright site came with many challenges.  Our goal was to understand and implement the Wrightian DNA without making any overt references to his specific style. The design process started with paper weaving studies, then transitioned into  low relief studies before getting into the final step of creating a fully articulated architecture.       

Collaborators: John D. Knauft, Emily L. Waldinger

Advisor: John Reynolds

Awards: AIA Ohio Student Design Award | 3rd Place

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