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A photographer has purchased a 25′ X 100′ lot at 5223 Ballard Avenue NW, thus realizing a lifelong dream of constructing a place to make and exhibit photographic work on one site. This building will foster the photographer’s exploration of ideas and techniques of a particular photographer whose work has been inspirational, and will present the artist’s idea of image making to the public.

Students were challenged to go beyond the traditional graphic representations of the site – plan, section and elevation – each student individually analyzed the larger site context photographically. Students evoked the style of a particular photographer in documenting the neighborhood allowing for an unconventional way to explore the context of the site and draw inspiration for the resulting architecture.

Image 1, Jenny Salas-Robles

Image 2-5, Maggi Su

Image 6-8, Hailey Alling

Image 9-12, Bao Vo

Photography Collective

In this studio students investigated architectural issues related to human dwelling such as spatial composition, accommodation of building program and occupant demands, site constraints, structural systems and architectural representation. A series of phased design projects encouraged further development of knowledge and skills needed for architectural design. Students were tasked with designing a Photography Collective in the dense urban setting of the Fremont neighborhood. Students studied photography and choose one image from a prominent photographer as inspiration for their design.