Center For Learning
James Cutler, Author
A center for learning will be constructed within a grove of towering fir trees, gently sloped to a small forested wetland sitting at the edge of sprawling development. Light is filtered here, moving shafts against the moss, reflecting the movement of time. Sounds are muffled. Rain falls softly, caught in the canopy above and allowed to drop slowly to the earth.
The solution to this problem must explore the pressure of development on the edge of urbanization.
Integrating the architecture to the land, respecting the value that non-diminished nature brings to the humans that will inhabit the site, preserving the long-term health of the forest, all are necessary and vital. This project is capable of providing a valid example to all, that development and environment can exist together.
The center is made up of three major components: a library, a lecture hall and quarters for visiting scholars
The Boston Architectural Center
University of Cincinnati
Moscow Architectural Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Southern California Institute of Architecture