This project for a top class rowing facility is situated within a rare salt marshland on the Wilmington River in Savannah, GA. The nature of such an ecosystem with twice a day tides up to ten feet means this site is in a constant state of fluxuation. This, coupled with the opportunity to glimpse a panorama of the horizon line from the site developed into the concept of "in-between." To be "in-between" there must be a separation; an division of
anteriority and interiority. The goal was to consider how the user
could have a heightened awareness of this interstitial threshold in all
aspects of design.
These observations of the site site and physical explorations of conceptual modeling and communicative art allowed a solution which enhanced the meaning of place. In order to allow the result to grow oganically from the site a process which postponed the full measure of intention was required. In this way, the solution is informed by every act made by this process, which may or may not be a conscious decision. The final result is a synthesis of what I saw and
what I knew; somewhere between the abstract and the real.