DEEP-END Class of 2020 Installation

 
View of Schematic Design Review, February 11, 2020
View of Schematic Design Final Review, February 18, 2020
Seniors moving plywood from the parking garage
Seniors staging plywood in their studio area
Proud and exhausted seniors posing on 109 sheets of plywood
Zoom Class Meeting after Lockdown
View of DEEP-END looking east
View of DEEP-END looking east
View of DEEP-END looking south-west
View from within DEEP-END looking south
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DEEP-END Class of 2020 Installation

Architecture/Landscaper/Interiors Class of 2020 Installation DEEP-END

For the past 18 years Architecture/Landscape/Interiors graduating seniors have designed, fabricated, assembled and installed unique design/build environments for the Annual Exhibition in their required course, Constructions. 

Prior to Otis’ campus closure due to COVID-19, 2020 graduating seniors - Bianca Costa, Zulma Juarez, Alexis Maher, Roni Nisim, Vanessa Quiles, Natasha Rusli, Ally Schaeffer and Rikako Sho -  had completed most design and documentation components necessary for the physical installation, including ordering 109 sheets of plywood that they had already moved and staged in preparation. Since lock down, seniors transformed their final design, DEEP-END, into a fully-detailed and rendered digital model.

In a co-requisite course, Presentation Techniques, seniors continued to develop and format their studio work for display in DEEP-END, just as they would have for the physical installation. 

This gallery of images shows seniors during in the design process and several renderings of DEEP-END with (what would have been) prints of their studio projects formatted for the specific sizes and proportions of DEEP-END's display surfaces.

 

Schematic Design Review, February 11, 2020

Between January 14 and February 11, 2020, each senior generated initial design schemes (partis), worked in three teams on three selected partis, and worked in two teams on the two remaining partis - Towers and Landscape.

Schematic Design Final Review, February 18, 2020

Alexis Maher, Vanessa Quiles (presenting on the laptop), Zulma Juarez, Rikako Sho and Ally Schaeffer (from behind) at the Final Schematic Design Review, February 18, 2020, during which seniors chose "tower" as the final scheme and re-named it DEEP-END.

Moving Plywood

Seniors moved and stored 109 sheets of plywood on March 3, in preparation for the scheduled start of fabrication on March 24.
l-r: Bianca Costa, Alexis Maher, Natasha Rusli (from behind), Ally Schaeffer and Zulma Juarez (far right) moving plywood from the parking garage

Staging Plywood

l-r:  Ally Schaeffer, Alexis Maher, Bianca Costa (behind plywood) and Vanessa Quiles (holding a sheet up all by herself) placing plywood on the 5th floor of Ahmanson Hall

Posing on Plywood

Proud and exhausted seniors posing on 109 sheets of plywood, l-r: Rikako Sho, Alexis Maher, Natasha Rusli, Bianca Costa, Roni Nisim, Zulma Juarez, Vanessa Quiles and Ally Schaeffer

Zoom Class Meeting after Lockdown

Seniors and Chair, Linda Pollari, discussing the digitial model of DEEP-END in progress

View of DEEP-END looking east

View of DEEP-END looking east

View of DEEP-END looking south-west

View from within DEEP-END looking south