OU Urban Mesh

Deborah teaches advanced studio courses which explore applying computational design methods to urban scale issues

Urban Mesh explores meshing the divide between the west and east parts of the city. Program, infrastructure, space and form are used to join the two parts of the city to allow a unified experience of the city. The current divide is physically caused by the I-235 designation which was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on July 13, 1976. The highway opened in 1989.

The studio took place during the spring semester of 2018.  Deborah taught generative design techniques with Python for Rhino as a toolset for exploring the design problem.  The students enrolled in the studio were Collin Abdallah, Jessica Black, John Brown, Westin Dinnes, Matthew Festa, Jose Garcia, Noah Medley, Erica Omae, Jacob Stinson.

 Oklahoma City 1954 vs 2017

Oklahoma City 1954 vs 2017


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Swarm 235 by Jose Garcia


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Smart Mesh by Westin Dines


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Nest by Jacob Stinson


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Threshold District by Jessica Black