In this project, I developed a series of interventions that look at the topics of Refuge, Transition and Reflection. The site is located on Marymount University's Main Campus at the circulation corridor that connects the Lodge with the courtyard between Ostapenko Hall and Caruthers Hall.
The first intervention includes a garden seating area to the northeast of the rotunda. A seating area with a central fountain is sheltered behind a half-wall with views to the wooded area beyond, creating an area for refuge and reflection.
The ceiling planes of the rotunda and the bridge connecting the pavilion to Ostapenko have been changed to glass to bring light in to the space. The bridge roof includes stained glass in a gradient from green to blue, transitioning from the natural wooded area surrounding the Pavilion, to the built environment of Ostapenko.
A seating area with planters brings color and life to the monochromatic plaza between Ostapenko and Caruthers. Awnings overhead provide privacy from the windows overlooking the plaza, and giving refuge from the sun's path.