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CASEY
BLAKE
Master of Architecture
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Statement

On a conceptual level, this work leverages the tension between phenomenology, painting, and computational design to explore unique possibilities in placemaking and representation. This Thesis - Abstract_Augment - views three sites through the lens of abstract art to simplify each site's mood, forms, and overall aesthetic into a two-dimensional ethos. Each painting is then translated back into three dimensions with complex computational design techniques which become physical manifestations of subjective meaning. The resulting forms represent a bridge between art and architecture – an unfiltered, uninhibited, physical precursor to architectural possibilities.

What my time at KCAD meant to me

My time at Kendall has allowed me to pursue passions and cultivate skills that would not have been possible elsewhere. The staff pushed me to always find the "why" within design. This has given me a unique insight into architecture.