Sunday, April 26, 2009
Final senior design thesis project, Spring 2009
This is a mixed-use Rail Station for the city of Elgin, Illinois
The building consists of a large central hall with an over-looking second floor waiting area. The central core of the building is a large lightwell that extends through the entire building to draw light into all 6 floors. The main level also houses a cafe and convenience shop along the street. The upper floors is all office rental space. The most dynamic aspect of this design is the the large clock tower. This clock tower is a beacon for the city of Elgin to draw people to the center of the city. The design of the tower is taken from past historical towers that once stood proudly in Elgin, but have since been demolished. This tower is not only a beacon, but also a symbol of civic pride.
This project is an addition to a church in London to house the church's ancillary functions. The buildings are not attached but rather adjacent to one another on the same site. The classical design of this building is done in a manner to fit in with the surrounding classical context of London.