Settlement Patterns                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Location:  Omaha, Nebraska

Year:  2018
Status: Gallery Exhibition
Program:  Urbanism
Area:  30 HA
Design Team: Geoff DeOld, Emily Andersen, Alex Frost, Ethan Millar
Awards: AIA Nebraska  Excellence in Unbuilt Architecture, 2018

‘Settlement Patterns’ speculates on new patterns of settlement that erase typical lot lines, fences, and boundaries that artificially and physically subdivide the landscape and inhibit animal migration and natural ecosystems. This project imagines a role reversal of house to site. What if buildings could wrap, go under, go above, go around, encircle and otherwise privilege our natural resources and food production with the goal of creating a more balanced existence for people, plants, and animals?