University of Illinois at Chicago spatial identity

This project was part of a year-long course investigating UIC's identity and how it could be extended spatially in ways that could reflect the university's values. The class, Design Thinking and Leadership, began with months of research and interviews of students, staff, faculty, and administrators to get a feel for what UIC meant to every type of person associated with the university.

After presenting our findings in a document to the administration, our class began rounds of schematic design and design development to produce a final document with many potential directions for enlivening the campus.

Shown above are a selection of the projects I developed and proposed—the first a light grid in the middle of UIC's quad, and the second a system of vinyl-wrapped architectural decals to bring color and movement to the Brutalist architecture of the campus.