Harvard Cruft-Pierce Connector
This design was a response to a call for proposals by Harvard University to create a new gathering space on campus that would connect two existing buildings, Cruft Laboratory and Pierce Hall. Designed in collaboration with Paul Lukez Architecture, our goal was to create a dynamic, inviting space that would not only bring together faculty, students and researchers, but also employ the most innovative sustainable technologies available to serve as a demonstration and teaching tool for these important technologies. The design includes features such as green roofs, living walls, permeable paving and rainwater harvesting. The formal qualities of this design were drawn from geometries found in the life sciences: the double helix of a DNA strand and the complex forms of protein structures.