This exhibition features undergraduate student work from the Architecture 311 studio Liquid Tectonics, taught in fall 2016 by lecturer Kelley Murphy (coordinator), lecturer Nathaniel Elberfeld, senior lecturer Frederick Stivers, and lecturer Jason Ward.
The fifth and final semester core studio project, sited at the Chain of Rocks Bridge on the Mississippi River, lies at the intersection of both natural and synthetic infrastructures. Throughout the course of the studio, students developed a deeper awareness of the environmental issues surrounding this site through careful and directed attention to the natural and urban ecologies present. The initial investigations of hydrological infrastructure served as the basis for research and exploration of space, form, and tectonics. The final design is an articulation of materials, tectonics, habitation, environment, and landscape processes.