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Fresno Museum

This competition entry for a natural history museum is designed to achieve two goals: educate the public on the history of the Central Valley and heal the site located on the gritty edge of Fresno's downtown.

By accreting a series of prototypical industrial and farming forms, but linking them through common color and graphics, the building is clearly linked to its mission. Further by creating a strong and clearly defined edge to the street the building initiates a cure for the past lapses of city planners who had allowed typically suburban setbacks, open parking and non street- fronting uses to ruin Fresno's original and earlier successful downtown.

This project was exhibited in Fresno during 2000.

image: site plan