Exhibit 2 - WOMEN IN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE

 

 

 

 

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On the occasion of the Conference of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and participation of my female students at Rice and AIA members, chaired by Natalie deBlois, the first female partner at Skidmore Owings and Merrill, work was solicited from around the State to be added to a travelling exhibit with the same title. It was installed on the multi-level Houston Public Library, a few blocks from the NOW Conference. While a number of local museums had been approached a year in advance, interest was pallid, until shortly before there was awareness of the upcoming NOW Conference; we had already committed to the HPL.

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PETER BLAKE scheme
Proposed First Floor
Adapting the existing House by revising/expanding/upgrading the facilities.
Proposed Second Floor
Shown overlaid on the First Floor, proposing a 'bridge' connection in a double-height volume.
Site Failure - 2013
As the Lake rises and falls every year, a large unseen boulder was pulled away.
Overall Terrace Failure
View looking South illustrates the conundrum of "starting over".
SITE view 1
A failure resulted in a collapse at the North end of the Site
SITE  view 2
The result was the necessity of demolishing an outdated existing Structure, as may be seen from debris.
INITIAL SITE
Plan view documents the resulting Footprint.
NEW SITE
Stabilized North end shown; joint acquisition of adjacent South parcel with a neighbor, permitted relocation.
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