ARCH 605B: Graduate Architecture Design - Comprehensive Gallery: LA Med-Hive

The Pathway

The Pathway acts as a nexus of the various circulatory networks surrounding the site. With a circulatory and programmatic ramp, the design of the L.A. Med-Hive aims to engage visitors with a pathway leading up and into the massing as well as the green space on the ground plane. The ramp has varying structural conditions with a ground, floating, and cantilever condition, while the massing around it consists of a CTL post and beam structure. Our goal is to emphasize the two structures and allow them to be synthesized into the design of the Pathway, which is oriented towards the busy pedestrian crossing along Crenshaw Boulevard.