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  • PORTFOLIO DIANA OSSAArchitecture + Design


  • DIANA OSSA Email: ossasierra.d@wustl.eduPhone: 314.825.63087002 Pershing Ave. Apt G St. Louis, MOEDUCATION


    Washington University in St. Louis

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Facilities, Planning and Management

    Juan Forero Arquitectos

    Student Educational Policy Committee

    Grinnell College

    Exhibition Coordinator

    Grupo Arke Arquitectos

    Admissions Tour Guide

    NCAA Division III Athlete

    Graduate Application Review Committee

    Graduate Architecture Council

    Digital Fabrication Lab Monitor

    Study Abroad

    M. Architecture | M. Construction Management

    Jan 2016 - Present

    May 2014 - Jun 2015

    Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

    2011 - 2012

    Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

    Jan 2015 - May 2015

    St. Louis, MOEdward Hubbard Pelton Scholarship Recipient

    Environmental Systems II

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Medellin, Colombia

    Grinnell College

    Architectural Representation I

    Graduate Core Design Studio 318

    Grinnell, IA

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Medellin, Colombia

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Volleyball Grinnell College

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Aug 2015 - Present

    May 2015- Aug 2015

    Expected Dec 2016

    Guidance on passive and active building systemsCritic student work

    Designed renovation of 5 residential computer labsProposed 4 designs for service pavers on campus

    Egress maps updates in GIS

    Proposed designs for kitchen and bathrooms of private house

    For the Art Department

    First semester representation course

    Adviced and helped first year graduate students

    May 2013

    Organization and set up of internal and external exhibitions

    Assisted with design and rendering of competitions

    Leadership Team 2012 - 2013

    Selected to work alongside faculty, program chairs and dean

    Midwest Academic All-Conference 2012- 2013

    to review Graduate student applications for the upcoming class

    Graduate Professional Council Representative

    Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, with honors

    Aug 2015 - Present

    Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

    Aug 2015 - Present

    2009 - 2013

    Feb 2016

    Apr 2014 - Apr 2015

    Assistance with laser cutting

    Barcelona - Amsterdam




    Selected for Approach

    Core Studio 318 Selected Work Exhibition

    Art and Architecture: Guggenheim Exhibition

    Refuse Exhibition

    Zebra Woman and Other Works

    Robert McCarter

    Elena Cnovas

    Rhinoceros | AutoCad | Revit

    International Seoul Exhibition

    Digital Representations Exhibition

    Make Do Exhibition

    Annual Student Art Salon

    Sung Ho Kim

    Catalina Freixas

    GIS | Climate Consultant | WUFI Passive

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Drawing | Sketching | Painting

    Option Studio III Prof. Robert McCarter | Fall 2015

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Grinnell College

    Grinnell College

    Grinnell College

    Option Studio I Prof. Elena Cnovas | Spring 2015

    Prof. Catalina Freixas

    Independent Study with Prof.Jill Schrift

    Core Studio 419 Prof. Sung Ho Kim | Fall 2014

    Spring 2014

    Spring 2013



    Core Studio 318 Prof. Catalina Freixas | Spring 2014

    Student Work Publication

    Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture

    Assistant Professor of Architecture

    T-Splines | Grasshopper | DIVA | V-ray

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Grinnell, IA

    Grinnell, IA

    Associate Professor of Architecture

    Assistant Professor of Architecture

    Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe InDesign



    English, Spanish

    Fall 2014Exhibition to take place in Seoul, South Korea for work done during housing core studio 419

    Fall 2014


    2010, 2011, 2012Work selected by curator to be part of the year end exhibition




    Prof. Sung Ho Kim

    Prof. Lavender Tessmer

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Modeling | Laser Cutting | 3D Printing













    A Library for Childrens BooksRiverside Park, New York

    Moll de la Fusta, Barcelona

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Parc de la Barceloneta, Barcelona

    Cheonggyecheon Creek, Seoul, South Korea

    3D Print

    Fall 2015

    Summer 2015 | Study Abroad

    Spring 2014

    Spring 2015

    Fall 2014

    Looking Back | Charcoal ReductionFolded Paper | Oil Painting

    Professor Robert McCarter

    Professor Adrian Luchini and Anna Puigjaner

    Professor Catalina Freixas

    Professor Elena Canovas

    Professor Sung Ho Kim

    Reflected Surfaces | Charcoal

  • Building As ContourA LibrAry for ChiLdren's books | An Addition to Louis kAhn And isAmu noguChi's Levy PLAyground in new yorkriverside PArk, new york design 611_fALL 15 Professor: robert mCCArter

    The intention of this studio was to design a childrens library to be sited as an addition to the architect Louis Kahn and the sculptor Isamu Noguchis Playground in Riverside Park, on the Hudson River, New York, with the assumption that their playground was built in 1966. This new public library would house the city of New Yorks primary collection of childrens books (40,000), with both open book stacks and reading rooms. In addition to the library, there would be a space dedicated for a day care as well as a cafe that connects the visitors to the context of Riverside Park.


    Selected for Approach | Student Work Publication

  • 7

  • Riverside Drive

    103 St

    Site Plan with Playground

    Buildings Plan

    Hudson River

    Kahns and Noguchis Playground

    Main Circulation Riverside Park


  • The location for the library is challenging because of its topography. The main entrance occurs at the street level, on Riverside Drive, but the highest point of the park begins 24 ft. below street level, hence the need for a big retention wall. In addition to the 24 ft. wall, the topography drops another 20 feet from the highest point to the main circulation area inside of Riverside Park. In total, the building has over 40 ft. difference between its highest point on the street to its lowest point in the park. With this in mind, two main concepts aroused in the design of the library: one was a wall and circulation system that slowly meander people down from the street level to the park level, and the second, was a flat roof that keeps a relation to the street level and a connection to the city. These two systems interlock and create two kinds of reading spaces: one that occurs under the flat roof, and another one that occurs outside of it.

    Cube Project

    Site Model 1=1/169

  • Axonometric | Main Circulation


  • More conventional reading spaces were designed in the areas under the roof, thus the glass diving the interior and the exterior also became a way to organize the space inside the library. With the main circulation following the wall system, kids walking through the library could experience both kinds of spaces as they travel down to the park. Additionally, each reading area has a different relationship to natural light: while the labyrinth rooms experience a top light condition, the conventional reading spaces experience light coming through the glass on the side.

    Before designing the final library, the project began by exploring the relationship between different small reading rooms in a cube of 30 ft. x 30 ft. The main idea during this exploration was to create a library as a playground, which would encourage children to explore and find different rooms that offer different qualities for reading. This idea was translated into the final project by having areas inside the library that were designed at a kids scale, and that felt somewhat like a labyrinth. These spaces occurred in the areas outside of the flat roof. Due to the complexity of these rooms, the actual design was made by drawing in an axonometric view.


  • Longitudinal Section


  • 13

  • Street Level Plan

    Riverside Drive

    Entry Hall

    (Day Care below)


    HVAC room


    Playground Level Plan14

  • Cafe

    Cafe/ Park Circulation Level Plan15

  • Cross Section


  • 17

  • View from suspended catwalk

    Reading Room


  • In the labyrinth areas, kids are offered different reading rooms that vary in size and light condition. With a pitched roof, these rooms are intended to feel like an attic, where kids have privacy, but at the same time do not feel adult-like. The circulation between these rooms is much smaller than the main circulation of the library, creating the sense of a maze with the tall walls that divide the small rooms. Light enters from the top and is channelled through many of these walls to the lower level. Additionally, the structural mullions that hold the roof are also used as a divider be