Graduate Project


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Graduate Project

  1. 1. Graduate Project<br />California University Polytechnic, Pomona<br />Masters in Architecture<br />with a focus in Environmental Design<br />Designed by Leila J. Louis<br />
  2. 2. Project: 1Live-in Museum ProjectSanta Monica, CA<br />
  3. 3. The project was located in Santa Monica and was situated at a corner street<br />Our focus was to design a building which could act as an live-in museum<br />Utilizing architect Richard Meir’s clean lines and clarity of line weights alongside the concept of Russian deconstructivism, LA’s graffiti art was the inspiration to the entire design<br />
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  12. 12. Project: 2Renovation of The Portuguese Hall & The Artesia D.E.S. Organizational ProjectArtesia, CA<br />
  13. 13. The project is located in Los Angeles and is situated within the residential area of mainly Portuguese-Americans<br />Our focus was to redesign an existing building that would accommodate a bull-fighting rink as well as the many traditional and growing issues the board members were facing<br />Utilizing architect Alvaro Siza’s Setubal College of Education and the concept of a system of forms which collide and create nodes was integrated in the overall design<br />
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  24. 24. Project: 3Tijuana Settlements:designing for the underrepresented/vernacular models of livingTijuana, Mexico<br />
  25. 25. The project is located in a slum area of Tijuana, Mexico, which is hidden in the valley and next to the other residential neighborhoods<br />Our focus was to create opportunities for self-sufficiency through balancing programs like a farmer’s market, utilizing local materials, and access to the communities<br />In addition, my main goal was to deal with erosion control, transportation versus pedestrian safety/access, public nodes, and aesthetic beauty through natural vegetation/passive architecture<br />