This was a student project by Tyler Hardie for Troy Malmstrom's ARCH 241 course, Autumn 2007.
"The requirement of the project was to design a rest stop located off of a major interstate near Alum Creek Lake in Westerville, Ohio. The site is an oasis of trees, sand, and water surrounded by heavy urban sprawl. Due to the suburban context of the site, I decided to design a rest stop directly off of the interstate and a community center near a highly traveled road off of the freeway. In response to the dissection of the site by man-made features, such as roads and a water dam, I propose that the primary road through the landscape be converted to a pedestrian walkway and traffic be directed onto the interstate ramp. The design of the rest stop and community center was derived from the motherboard of a computer. The property of data that influenced me most is that it's invisible to the human eye. This brought me to redesigning the landscape by raising pieces of the landscape in order to tuck the programmatic spaces under them so that the program would be unseen from outside of the centers. The shapes of the pieces of landscape being raised were dictated by the circulatory grid created in a motherboard. The program was then placed in the landscape according to its importance and function to the site." -- Tyler Hardie
This work is a part of the online collections of the Knowlton School of Architecture Student Archives, The Ohio State University. It is part of an effort to make accessible student work ranging from the first student that graduated from the program in 1903 to the present.
Keywords: student work, KSA.