Architectural Project 2



The Smith Family has commissioned you to design an addition to their house on the shore of Long Island Sound. The original house, designed in 1965 by architect Richard Meier, has been widely published and is internationally known. Unfortunately, the owners needs have change since the original design, thereby warranting this architectural intervention. The owner specifically requests that the integrity of the original design be respected, yet the new addition should have its own presence.


·        Master Suite, (duplex arrangement)

o   Master Bedroom, 200 S.F.

o   Master Bath, 80 S.F.

o   Walk-in-closets, as required

o   Exercise Room, 180 S.F. (not on same floor as bedroom)

·        Family Room, 300 S.F.

·        Formal Outdoor Area, 300 S.F.


The Xavier family has recently moved into the Smith house in order to have more space than their city apartment as their previous home didn’t allow them to have enough room for anything. They realized that the house needs some improvements so that it can have the space that their desire so they have asked for an addition to the house that includes a family room, master bedroom, a deck, and a gym. The family room is the most important as they want it to be a place where the entire family can relax, to host events, and have space for plants. The family room should also have access to a deck so that they can have a great view of the coast.

·       Ranking

o  Family Room

o  Outside Deck

o  Master bedroom

·       Sorting

Concept Table


Existing Design

Preliminary Designs



Final Product

Final Product - Elevations


Final Product – 2D Section

Final Product – 3D Sections


Final Product – Views