Presentations need to be broader to include a lot of the varied aspects about Norfolk, VA that we discovered in our research.
Synthesizing the coastal, military-based, mild location on the east coast of the United States includes a historical perspective and a modern aesthetic which encourages growth. The culture of Norfolk is quaint and very supportive of the arts in the community and educationally.
Our task was to define the location for the other groups in the studio class as they are researching issues specific to Norfolk and to the design competition. The importance of the location impacts a lot of design choices from the materials to the position of the building in relation to the neighboring university and the airport. Our site is impacted by many factors and the persons we are designing the space for are going to experience our space in a dynamic way that is customized to the unique style and flavor of Norfolk.