Degnan Center

Darwin Hu, B.Arch ’22

ARCH 302B: Architectural Design III

Gallery: Re-thinking the LA industrial vernacular and the long span tradition

Instructor: Selwyn Ting

In approaching the prompt of “reinventing” vernacular LA structure, this project implements a hybrid of the Bowtruss and Clerestory sheds. The south-facing clerestory implements a system of light-sweeps integrated into the structure to create a distributed and even diffuse light within the interior. The facade, implements a system of twisted louvers, which gives the center a sense of floating/intrigue.