Chicago Field Trip and Studio Project

Studio-6_Chicago-Field-Trip_Projects_Spring-2016Each year, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) seniors visit a location outside of Los Angeles where their final studio project is sited.





In spring 2016, Studio 6: Building/Landscape Instructor Greg Kochanowski lead A/L/I Seniors Ghadeer Alburaiki, Amarillis Altamirano, Paulina Benavides, Rubi Cardoso, Nayung Chang, Levina Djajadi, Amanda Hirsch, Tommy Hu, Harim Kim, Yelin Lee, Khadijah Miralam, Darien Noguchi, Mina Park, Tamara Suprobo Putri, Michelle Tiet, Ramond Tran, and Kelvin Tseng on a field trip to Chicago. They visited the site for their Building/Landscape project, as well as important architecture, landscape and interior projects including several Loop District high-rises (via a Chicago Architecture Foundation tour), IIT’s Crown Hall and McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Helmut Jahn Residences, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, Lurie Gardens, Pritzker Pavilion, Maggie Daley Park, the Chicago River and Marina City, and the Hancock Tower.
See a slideshow of the Chicago field trip HERE.

After visiting their project site in Chicago – a cylindrical hole, 104 feet in diameter and 78 feet deep, all that remains of Santiago Calatrava’s failed skyscraper project “Chicago Spire,” students were asked to “OCCUPY THE VOID.” This studio project was conceived and directed by Frank Clementi, Partner, Rios Clementi Hale Studios and Greg Kochanowski, Prinicipal, Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
“This semester we will deal with a standard paradox – occupying a void. Paradox, because once occupied the void ceases to exist. Voids span disciplines. They are architectural because they need an armature to define them. They relate to landscape because they speak toward occupation and experience instead of form. They are all surface, yet figural. They are non-place which beckons platemaking. As such, the study of voids is the study of the paradox in developing a synthetic relationship between landscape and architecture, and why it is the subject of this studio.” –  Frank Clementi/Greg Kochanowski
See a slideshow of “OCCUPY THE VOID” projects HERE.


January 22-24, 2016
Greg Kochanowski, Studio 6 Instructor, with Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Seniors in Chicago
top left, clockwise from upper left: A/L/I seniors Paulina Benavides, Yelin Lee, Kelvin Tseng, Darien Noguchi, Raymond Tran, Ghadeer Alburaiki, Levina Djajadi, and Tommy Hu inside Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”
middle left, in foreground from left to right: A/L/I seniors Paulina Benavides, Ghader Alburaiki, Raymond Tran, Darien Noguchi, and Yelin Lee outside IIT’s McCormick Tribune Campus Center by OMA
top right, from left to right: A/L/I seniors Mina Park, Tommy Hu, Khadijah Miralam, Harim Kim, Ghadeer Alburaiki, Levina Djajadi, and Yelin Lee near Marina Towers
bottom left: Ghadeer Alburaiki’s project “Chicago Market Center”
bottom right: Kelvin Tseng’s project “Chicago Waterfront Research Center”

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