This was a student project by Scott Dobbe for Dan Wood, Amale Andraos and Luke Kautz's ARCH 844 course, Autumn 2006.
"The Museum of the Ordinary and Extraordinary collects an incredibly diverse program in its effort to highlight the remarkable aspects of everyday Ohio. Located in Mansfield, Ohio - a city almost perfectly "average" within the state and the nation, yet full of uniqueness - the museum hopes to reinvigorate a failing downtown. As it does, the MOEo seeks to emphasize the culture that is already present, but perhaps underappreciated.
Organized in a linear narrative that mechanically cycles visitors through galleries of high and low art, the museum intends to show that Ohio is "united in motion." While the main pathway spirals upwards, opportunities to link disparate subject matter, or to bypass sections altogether, are presented. In the course of a visit, one might reasonably view a film by Jarmusch, read a comic strip, contemplate a Lichtenstein, ride a hot air balloon, and visit the tanning beds, all under one roof. As users circumnavigate the central atrium, the museum becomes an exploration in societal complexity and cohesion." -- Scott Dobbe
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, drawings and plans.