Kendall Mann

What Difference Does it Make?

UG Thesis 2022 ++
*      Thesis Prep
*      Diagrams and reseach
*      Drawings I
*      Drawings II
*      Model photographs

Architecture in the Expanded Field

Vertical Studio 2021 ++
*       Models and research
*       Drawings and models I
*       Drawings and models II


Advanced Project Delivery 2021 ++
*       Construction documents
*       Wall sections and details

Museum as Accumulation

Design Studio 2020 ++
*       Diagrams and models
*       Drawings I
*       Drawings II
*       Plan animation

Matters of Congestion

Design Studio 2020 ++
*       Research
*       Drawings and models I
*       Drawings and models II

In the Field

2020 - 2022 ++
*       Photography and videography

Kendall Mann —

  1. Graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture [SCI-Arc] with a B. Arch. Proficient in Rhino, Vray, Revit, Adobe Suite, AutoCad, Fabrication, et al. Strong leadership and communication skills with a design-oriented approach to architecture.


*Drawings I

01. Plan oblique render

“Museums house an accumulation of curated objects and works. Accumulation suggests a collection of things over time that, viewed retrospectively, reveals unanticipated affinities and logics between objects. More often than not museums are designed to engineer a top-down, comprehensive coherence, an image of identity often at the expense of the juxtaposition of difference. A speculation emerges: if, by its very nature the museum contains an accumulation of curated objects, might the building itself be thought of as an accumulation of typological qualities, characteristics and elements deployed to achieve a spectrum of internal spaces in which to view works of art? Beyond an accumulation of mere difference, how might these types and elements be deployed for their performative value, their ability to challenge the way a curated collection of work is experienced, viewed and understood?”
Course description from Russell Thomsen

02. Circulation fragment diagrams showing folded figures

03. First floor worms eye plan oblique

04. second floor worms eye plan oblique

Drawing the visitors into the most intimate feature of the building upon arrival, the entrances recede to the rotunda o n the ground floor. The galleries are partitioned naturally by the spiraling, topless, core and skylights.
05. Ground floor: 1. Lobby 2. Book store 3. Storage 4. Auditorium 5. Gallery 6. Cafe 7. Kitchen 8. Loading 9. Staff entry 10. Support

06. Third floor: 1. Gallery 2. Administration

07. Second floor: 1. Gallery 2. Education

Produced with Tamara Birghoffer
Instructed by Russell Thomsen