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.


*Models and research

01. Recreation of Palladio’s studies

“Rather than retaining the classical opposition that prioritizes the fixed over the transitory in architecture, the studio will explore an architectural form that is coproduced by buildings and events. Suggesting a relationship between the human body and architectural form is of course not new. However, its historic usage has been to either imagine architecture modeled on static ceremonial discipline (the hypostyle hall) or, in more recent decades, to view daily life as a subversive indictment of architecture (everyday urbanism). To conceive of this coproduced form the studio will create Choreographs (literally time drawings) as a partner to plans, sections, and elevations. Aiming to make both the sidewalk and the pedestrian participate in the architectural ensemble., these choreographs will range from aimless meanders to civic pageantry.”
Course description from Andrew Zago

01. Recreation of Palladio’s studies

02. Reinterpretation of Palladio’s studies

Revisiting a tradition that runs from the military diagrams of Machiavelli, through the poems of Apollinaire and the weaving studies of Anni Albers, to the urban provocations of Archizoom, I began by using Brothers Model AT electric typewriters to create a series of choreograph drawings. Transforming these degrees signs, commas, and apostrophes into notions of human life, I referenced ancient Korean paintings of traditional ceremonial processions.

03. Site plan / area size = 46,578.2 m2 / floor area = 73,946.62 m2

The project begins with the study of ramps and the severe to moderate ground conditions of buildings. Precedents such as Biet Ghiorgis Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia was an initial fascination. How can such an extreme subtraction from the earth become accessible and public? 04. Oil board model / interpretation of biet ghiorgis church

05. Oil board model / positive sloped earth
06. Oil board model / negative sloped earth
07. Oil board model / sloped building

Instructed by Andrew Zago