JZarch_the incomplete architectural narrative of Jeff Zbikowski

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Confused and de-facto planning characterizes the existing fabric of Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. Formerly an agricultural park, Expo Park has now become a drosscape of parking and decrepid structures, including its relic, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This master plan calls for a redevelopment and reorganization that creates a more succinct and clear hierarchy of program and structure. The Coliseum is put at the forefront of the modifications and inspire an “all roads lead to Rome” idea.

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Confused and de-facto planning characterizes the existing fabric of Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. Formerly an agricultural park, Expo Park has now become a drosscape of parking and decrepid structures, including its relic, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This master plan calls for a redevelopment and reorganization that creates a more succinct and clear hierarchy of program and structure. The Coliseum is put at the forefront of the modifications and inspire an “all roads lead to Rome” idea.

[diagram_stadium program]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This aeriel diagram explains how the bermed landscape becomes the stadiums seating bowl on the club, suite, and upper concourse levels.

[diagram_stadium program]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

This aeriel diagram explains how the bermed landscape becomes the stadiums seating bowl on the club, suite, and upper concourse levels.

[vignette_seating bowl from berm]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The driving design behind the site plan is a bermed entryway that blurs the distinction between stadium and landscape, such that the two become one. The West endzone itself is the berm, creating three distinct terraces that look back towards the preserved peristyle.

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The driving design behind the site plan is a bermed entryway that blurs the distinction between stadium and landscape, such that the two become one. The West endzone itself is the berm, creating three distinct terraces that look back towards the preserved peristyle.

[vignette_club concourse]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This image shows the split nature of the concourses within the stadium proposal. A network of bridges connect the two concourses at several locations to create an atrium that penentates through all three club levels.

[vignette_club concourse]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

This image shows the split nature of the concourses within the stadium proposal. A network of bridges connect the two concourses at several locations to create an atrium that penentates through all three club levels.

[vignette_seating bowl from peristyle]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Peristyle and the East Endzone are the two preserved relics of from the existing LA Coliseum. The East Endzone now becomes the new student section as pictured.

[vignette_seating bowl from peristyle]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Peristyle and the East Endzone are the two preserved relics of from the existing LA Coliseum. The East Endzone now becomes the new student section as pictured.

[vignette_suite]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The upscale new LA Coliseum provides new amenity unparalleled in college sports including club, loge, and suite levels, the latter shown here.

[vignette_suite]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The upscale new LA Coliseum provides new amenity unparalleled in college sports including club, loge, and suite levels, the latter shown here.

[vignette_sectional perspective]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This sections explains the structuctural strategies of the stadium and how they integrate into the techtonics of the concourse layout. It further shows the connective nature between the split concourse and the bridge extensions outward from the stadium.

[vignette_sectional perspective]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

This sections explains the structuctural strategies of the stadium and how they integrate into the techtonics of the concourse layout. It further shows the connective nature between the split concourse and the bridge extensions outward from the stadium.

[vignette_open space]

[vignette_open space]

[ plan_site strategies ]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Confused and de-facto planning characterizes the existing fabric of Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. Formerly an agricultural park, Expo Park has now become a drosscape of parking and decrepid structures, including its relic, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This master plan calls for a redevelopment and reorganization that creates a more succinct and clear hierarchy of program and structure. The Coliseum is put at the forefront of the modifications and inspire an “all roads lead to Rome” idea.

[ plan_site strategies ]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Confused and de-facto planning characterizes the existing fabric of Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. Formerly an agricultural park, Expo Park has now become a drosscape of parking and decrepid structures, including its relic, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This master plan calls for a redevelopment and reorganization that creates a more succinct and clear hierarchy of program and structure. The Coliseum is put at the forefront of the modifications and inspire an “all roads lead to Rome” idea.

[diagram_stadium program]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This aeriel diagram explains how the bermed landscape becomes the stadiums seating bowl on the club, suite, and upper concourse levels.

[diagram_stadium program]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

This aeriel diagram explains how the bermed landscape becomes the stadiums seating bowl on the club, suite, and upper concourse levels.

[vignette_seating bowl from berm]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The driving design behind the site plan is a bermed entryway that blurs the distinction between stadium and landscape, such that the two become one. The West endzone itself is the berm, creating three distinct terraces that look back towards the preserved peristyle.

[vignette_seating bowl from berm]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The driving design behind the site plan is a bermed entryway that blurs the distinction between stadium and landscape, such that the two become one. The West endzone itself is the berm, creating three distinct terraces that look back towards the preserved peristyle.

[vignette_club concourse]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This image shows the split nature of the concourses within the stadium proposal. A network of bridges connect the two concourses at several locations to create an atrium that penentates through all three club levels.

[vignette_club concourse]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

This image shows the split nature of the concourses within the stadium proposal. A network of bridges connect the two concourses at several locations to create an atrium that penentates through all three club levels.

[vignette_seating bowl from peristyle]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Peristyle and the East Endzone are the two preserved relics of from the existing LA Coliseum. The East Endzone now becomes the new student section as pictured.

[vignette_seating bowl from peristyle]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Peristyle and the East Endzone are the two preserved relics of from the existing LA Coliseum. The East Endzone now becomes the new student section as pictured.

[vignette_suite]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The upscale new LA Coliseum provides new amenity unparalleled in college sports including club, loge, and suite levels, the latter shown here.

[vignette_suite]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The upscale new LA Coliseum provides new amenity unparalleled in college sports including club, loge, and suite levels, the latter shown here.

[vignette_sectional perspective]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This sections explains the structuctural strategies of the stadium and how they integrate into the techtonics of the concourse layout. It further shows the connective nature between the split concourse and the bridge extensions outward from the stadium.

[vignette_sectional perspective]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

This sections explains the structuctural strategies of the stadium and how they integrate into the techtonics of the concourse layout. It further shows the connective nature between the split concourse and the bridge extensions outward from the stadium.

About:

Primarily interested in large-scale residential and mixed-used developments, I began my study of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. There I was taught the principles of design, and how to incrementally develop a neighborhood one piece at a time. Through a number of highly diverse projects and rigorous work, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Economics.

Upon accepted to USC's +2 Master's of Architecture program as a Graduate Research Scholar, I brought my desires to combat suburban sprawl, and create transit-oriented-development at USC. I felt this was the best place for me considering Los Angeles is abundant in the aforementioned plight of urbanism. It lacks succinct continuity and fails to construct pleasant walkable centers.

I wish to bring together principles of sustainability, everyday urbanism, and a general positive attitude towards the design field once my schooling is complete in May 2012.

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