The Oculus was made for and in collaboration with the Phoenix Country Day School.
Nathan Lewis and Lauren Strohacker guided students through a charrette process, deciding to use a spiral agave as a design concept. Using Nathan Lewis' conceptual drawings as a starting point, I designed and fabricated this structure. The challenge was that it sits in a breezeway which connects new construction with old, the site is neither inside or outside, the particularities of lighting were a concern, but this also effected construction, because of outdoor exposure. this breezeway serves as the south entrance to their academic buildings, which is called "The walk of Champions." The Oculus compliments both the strength and elegance of the school.