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.



When analyzing the architectures of war, R. G. Nobécourt states that “The fortress had important psychological value, for it tended to unite the occupier and the occupied in the fear of being swept away; the fortress provided unity and identity where there was none” (Virilio 29).

01. Bunker photographs from Paul Virilio’s bunker archeology. Architectural Press, 1994.

02. Bunker typologies from paul virilio’s bunker archeology. Architectural Press, 1994. 
The landscape of trenches and bunkers is a function of defense, both psychological and physical. I used this typology to create a sanctuary for meditation and rehabilitation on the veteran’s Los Angeles campus. Just as bunkers are carved into the ground to provide safety, retreat, and escape, this project is partially buried into the hillside at the edge of the campus. There are spaces where you are inside of the ground, moving through the ground, and looming above the ground.

The faint glow of dim reflected daylight, the sheen of a plaster wall in a wash of sunlight, and the variations between heavy shadows and light shadows with reflected color.”

04. Transitional bridge between ground and structure

“The presence of light is the most fundamental connecting force of the universe. At the time of the decoupling of light and matter the universe became transparent to light. For its first million years, current theory holds, the universe was opaque and shadowless.”
Steven holl on the Light Labratory, Cranbrook Insitute of Science, 1998

Instructed by Maxi Spina