Andrew Furmanski
Selected Works

Man, Machine, Marine
Role: Student
Client: University of Georgia
Location: San Franciso, USA
Year: 2011
The goal of this senior project was to approach design in an extremely creative, innovative, and cutting-edge fashion while respecting the historic character and use of the site.

Key fractal geometries allow not only interesting forms but increase the site’s permeability. Preservation of historic buildings and implementation of contrasting building and public space geometries creates an energizing and intriguing conflict of forces.

Leftover spaces between key geometries and the site’s existing buildings act as environmental infrastructure; collecting the site’s surface water to filter it through planting before returning it cleaner to the greater bay.

It is this tension and energy between old/new, formal/informal that allows for the site to be a successful and exciting proposal for the San Francisco Bay coastline.