Design Foundations in Cultural Identities
University of Florida
Programming, architecture, interiors, experiential graphic design
Celebrating Cultural KeystonesHow we helped students, alumni, and staff build consensus for the space priorities of these new buildings.
The Institute of Black Culture
The IBC concept draws from traditional African pottery to extract geometry in the rotunda, known as the Beacon, while exterior brick patterning exudes a unique symbolism for the organization representing their past, present, and future.
The Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures
La Casita’s concept centers around the “living room,” the heart of every home that brings students together in a comfortable, social atmosphere filled with colors and textures representative of their cultures. The exterior of La Casita is adorned with a palapa and other sun-shading canopies that pull patterns from flags of Hispanic and Latin American countries to create identifiable geometries of shade across the building.