In studio: A look at last semester’s review at UVA’s School of Architecture


For her final project, third-year Eleanor Birle presented “Milkweed,” created during the studio’s “3-D Metropolis: Mapping Spatial Operations,” in which each student chose a different seed pod and analyzed its possible influence on a building in downtown Baltimore. Says Birle, “I focused on how the given site could operate as a new ground plane to disperse seeds that germinate through the wind, using the many vacant lots in the downtown area as targets for dispersal.” Photo: Rae Swain

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