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Annelise Aldrich:
Collected Works

Architecture

ACADEMIC

SF MOMA ADDITION

A semester-long project to design the addition that was eventually constructed, we studied the Modern Art collection and found inspiration in works by artists such as Gerhart Richter and Richard Diebenkorn.

Architect's Newspaper

DOWNTOWN SF HOUSING

WEST BERKELEY REUSE

LAND ART GENERATOR - OLSON KUNDIG

Project Manager and Team Design Lead for a competition to design a green, energy-producing piece of public art and sculpture for a rapidly changing, colorful neighborhood of Melbourne, St.Kilda. Our team at Olson Kundig won second place.

Land Art Generator Initiative
Inhabitat
Arch Daily

SKETCH SHED
For my friend, a builder-farmer, I modeled and rendered this backyard garden shed, using reclaimed timber components.

Garden Shed
Garden Shed Elevations
Garden Shed Plan

Landscape

SACRED MOUNTAIN - BADHOUSE

Site grading, planting design, paving selection, and natural pond coordination for a 5,500 SF residence on Salt Spring Island, BC.

UW LIFE SCIENCES - GUSTAFSON GUTHRIE NICHOL
Concept Design through Construction Documentation, project manager & project designer. Close research with the University of Washington Biology Department and Campus Architects to provide an important campus connector that also showcased the departments interests.

UW Out in Front Show Poster

BUILDING CURE - GGN/AEDAS/FLAD

Early Concept through Design Development, project manager & project designer. Urban plaza and sidewalk design.

CIVIC PARK AT HEMISFAIR - GGN

Early concept and Schematic Design for a Civic Park in San Antonio, TX. The process included public design and community outreach, consultant management, and extensive research of the local geology and flora.

QATAR PARKS - GUSTAFSON PORTER

ROOF TERRACE - !MELK

Shows

HERE & NOW 2010 - SPUR

Work on the wall
SPUR event

WEST BERKELEY STUDIO PUBLIC FORUM

LA 2X8 2010

LA 2X8
LA 2X8

TACO SHED - STUDIO FOR URBAN PROJECTS

Begun as a semester-long research project into the biography of a taco and a global mapping on ingredient economies, together with my fellow classmate Rachael Yu and our professors Rebar Studio and David Fletcher, we presented the research at the Studio for Urban Projects, and it was subsequently published widely:

Meatpaper
Good
BldgBlog

Rachael & Annelise
The Global Resources of a Taco

PURLIEU HALL

With a close group of friends, we built an underground literary club and arts space in a historic Seattle building, holding intimate theatre performances, readings, philosophical groups, art shows, and parties!

Last Performance

Making

CRAFT

We live in a world of "things." We touch, see, feel, and love them. Why not make them beautiful?


Water-based, non-toxic washes of colored paint customized these blocks for a sassy two-year-old.

This quilt for two Architect parents had to be the perfect addition to their curated home. Luckily, I nailed the color palette of their living room, and utilized texture fabric to add a playful touch.



Shooting for a note of calm in the fray, this black & white two-sided quilt gets its playful touch through tones of pale pink embroidery thread.

GATHERINGS

Celebration has always been a big part of my life. Big messy parties with lots of food and drink, and all the people you love. I love creating this for other people.

Optimism - an airy, welcoming family brewery - provided an ideal space for a casual Baby shower with many friends, including the four-legged kind.


All about the salty & sweet snacky things.
Little London Plane provided a beautiful backdrop from a fall Baby Shower, filled with fruits, flowers & friends.

The light-filled space graciously welcomed guests from a cool fall day.
Apples, ferns, eucalyptus, and flowers dressed the tables.
Baby photos of the two parents showcased next to the mother-to-be's flower crown.
Paper flowers and a "Sweet Baby B" banner.
Take-away gifts: chocolate-covered almonds.
Guests filled out "Recipe Cards" to wish the parents love and helpful hints in times of need.

FOOD

The manual process of creating things from earth's abundant bounty is one of the great gifts that I enjoy in life.



Zucchini-Chocolate Dragon Cake, for a five-year-old boy. Almond teeth, green cream-cheese frosting. Fire-breathing, of course. Chocolate shavings and chocolate bark flesh out his scaly exterior.

Language

ESSAYS

TRANSLATION

EDITING

Sense

NATURE IN THE CITY IS UNNATURAL

TEXTURES OF A PLACE

BEING THERE

About

Hello, my name is Annie Aldrich.

I love land, language, and the intersection of these things in human culture. To me this extends to fascinations in geography, anthropology, cognition and linguistics. I want to better understand the human place in the physical world.

To elaborate, this would include pursuing the following topics:

the correlations between humans, culture, language, and the land.

the role of humans in shaping the land, and the role of the land in shaping civilizations.

the structures of thinking, learning, and information, and how they are linked together in language and cultural manifestation.

I love to learn, build connections between ideas, and understanding new information. I undertook coursework in copyediting in order to better understand the nuts and bolts of English and the perspectives of thinkers and writers.

I pride myself on my organization skills, self-starting work ethic, and inclinations toward leadership and teaching. To me, a good team is built on equal participation and investment in the work.

I'm a registered architect with experience designing residential, retail, and hospitality spaces, and I am also a landscape designer of urban parks and plazas. My joy in design comes in the synthesis of human and material considerations. The sociology of an interaction, the geology of a region, and the tectonic of material systems all come together in architecture. I am driven to pursue designs that are reasonable, balanced, prudent and frugal—to me the definition of problem-solving solutions.

While I was born and raised in Seattle and nothing will ever supplant my love of mountains and water, I have also enjoyed lived in San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Paris, London.