Fan art of a Bobby McAlpine entry design https://www.mcalpinehouse.com/
Issac Bell House detail
Designing a renovated entry for my parents…
Ol’ Frank in Manhattan
Some shingle style details I wanted to keep a record of.
The Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan has a delightful garden where I often take my lunch. Sketch of the entry pavilion.
Notes, sketches, and constructions from a classical geometry seminar.
Sketching while waiting for @jackthehorsetavern to open for breakfast this morning. Added watercolor when we got back home.
Project for a residence in Southampton, NY. First attempt with the digital watercolor process I came up with. With C. Ricart, A. Walton, and D. Wright of Douglas C. Wright Architects, New York.
Detail of column and plan of the Ladies Pavilion in Central Park.
View of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO.
Elevation view of an un-built shopping center facade remodel in Dublin, Ohio. The building this was proposed for is a typical, late 80s, suburban retail strip. The area around it is being redeveloped into a dense, walkable district. Our goal with the project was to create a more varied and interesting pedestrian streetscape. Unfortunately the client decided to take a different direction.
I provided schematic design and renderings- 2015 Ford & Associates Architects.
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View of the North Market in downtown Columbus on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Skyline of downtown Columbus and the Arena District from the North Market.
Another weekend of roaming through the neighborhood and we came upon 50-52 Brickel St designed by Lincoln Street Studio. I love their work and had to do a sketch.
Went out for a walk and managed to sketch the Pizzuti Collection before the rain hit. The Pizzuti Collection is a fantastic little art gallery in a repurposed/renovated historical building in the Short North. They feature exciting contemporary artists from around the world. Beyond the galleries, they also have an outdoor sculpture garden, roof terraces, and a public art & design library. The Pizzuti Collection also happens to be right in my backyard (literally), they’re great neighbors! Check out the latest exhibit if you’re in town.
Went for a walk at lunch and stopped to sketch the Windsor Arms apartment building in Grandview.
Some Sunday strolling & sketching in Victorian Village. Corner of Neil & Wilber Ave.
Early in progress shot of a new painting in my Downtown series; this one loosely based on Pittsburgh.
In progress expressionist painting of a rooftop view of my neighborhood in Columbus.
Current work in progress painting of the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in Columbus. For this piece I’m interested in representing the building as a series of solids bathed in light. I’m pushing back against the deconstructivism of the architecture and instead finding cohesion in the building as a collection of forms coming together rather than splintered apart by Eisenman’s grid. I’m looking at the building more like one would look at a street scape and finding relationships between the volumes.
Folks are too quick to dismiss Ohio as a flyover state with little culture. The Chicago Tribune was shocked recently to find a thriving arts scene in Columbus. There are more and more articles like this; I think Columbus is being ‘discovered’ by the rest of the country while it’s enjoying a bit of a growth spurt. I think people tend to forget that Ohio has a solid collection of work by major architects. I’m always eager to share this, and I want my work to be a reflection of that fact. Why not start at my alma mater?
This is a little composition that I’ve been playing with of the LeVeque Tower and surrounding buildings in downtown Columbus. I’ve been doing a series of expressionist images of American downtown city areas. So far, they’ve only been black and white and very loose in representation. For this piece I experimented with bright, bold colors, and a tighter, more figural representation. Also, the other paintings in this series have been landscape orientation to capture the wide streets and density of many buildings stacked along them. For this painting, I went vertical and was more interested in the spaces between the buildings. It was a fun experiment that has already influenced me to expand my downtown series.
A painting I’ve been working on of the Main St Modern warehouse in Canton, Ohio. They’re a real hidden gem of some crazy mid-century modern furniture finds, tucked away in an old depot in Canton. Check them out.
Their building interested me for it’s simple classic/traditional forms, and the gentle repetition of the arched bays.
We live in The Short North in Columbus, Ohio. It’s the city’s main fancy-pants arts district, and we give our landlord a small piece of art every month on our rent check envelope. Here’s part one.
The Unity Temple (1905-1908) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois.
Interior view of the Unity Temple (1905-1908) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois.
Quick catalog of early Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Oak Park, Illinois.
The Robie House (1909) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003) by Frank Gehry in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Venice Beach House (1986) by Frank Gehry in Venice, California, USA.
Interior view of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel (1976) by John Portman & Associates in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Interior view of The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (2002) by Rafael Moneo in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (2002) by Rafael Moneo in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Martin House (1905) by Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo, New York, USA.
Interior view of the Kolumba Museum by Peter Zumthor in Köln, Deutschland (Cologne, Germany).
Königsplatz designed by Leo von Klenze. München, Deutschland. (Munich, Germany).
Interior of the Antoniuskirche (St. Anthony’s Church) by Karl Moser in Basel, Switzerland.
The sketchercise challenge was to try making two views in the same location. One view focused on the distant background (left), and one focused on the foreground (right).
Allianz Arena by Herzog and de Meuron in München, Deutscheland (Munich Germany).
Early villas by Le Corbusier in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Includes La Chaux-de-Fonds Theatre, Villa Schwob, and Corb’s parent’s house.
View from the cloister of the Basel Münster (Basel Cathedral) in Basel, Switzerland.