Alumni portfolios

  • View from Community Wetland Park looking back onto the new TOD, mixed-use office buildings. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.
    View from Community Wetland Park looking back onto the new TOD, mixed-use office buildings. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.
  • Master Plan for Maplewood office & residential development at the Maplewood MetroLink Station. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.
    Master Plan for Maplewood office & residential development at the Maplewood MetroLink Station. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.
  • Integrated Systems section: vegetated rooftop terraces, raised floor heating strategy, passive chilled beams cooling strategy.
    Integrated Systems section: vegetated rooftop terraces, raised floor heating strategy, passive chilled beams cooling strategy.
  • View through office floor to Board/Conference room projecting out from the building's footprint. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.
    View through office floor to Board/Conference room projecting out from the building's footprint. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.
  • Cross-section showing remediation landscape strategy that covers an underground parking garage and access road.
    Cross-section showing remediation landscape strategy that covers an underground parking garage and access road.
  • Ground floor plan and upper-level plans, as well as a rainwater collection diagram. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.
    Ground floor plan and upper-level plans, as well as a rainwater collection diagram. Live|Work_Landscapes, Fall 08.

Brian Michener

Biography 

I hold a Master's degree in Architecture as well as a Master's degree in Urban Design and was awarded the Master of Urban Design Book Award for excellence in Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis in the Fall of 2008.

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Statement 

It is becoming increasingly important that designers see architecture and urban design as intrinsically codependent in shaping the world we inhabit. The design of a building affects the environment in which it is located—environmentally, spatially, functionally, and qualitatively. Likewise, the environment a building is located within plays an enormous role in shaping the design of that building, from solar orientation to material selection, shape, size, and stature.