Destination for Conservation - Thesis
Table of Contents - Thesis
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Beauty and the Beast... - Thesis
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Under Oil Rig Elly in California - Thesis
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The California 27 - Complete Removal vs. Repurpose

Decommissioning Removal Costs 9.9 Billion
Completely removing the decommissioned California oil rigs is not only expensive, but destructive to the environment.
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Repurpose and Program - Marine Biology
Oceanography
Climatology
Scuba Center
Lodging for scientists and students
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Seaventures Dive Platform - The only dive platform in the world. Repurposed oil rig.
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Sister Sirens
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Ellen & Elly - Oil rigs Ellen and Elly are 8 miles from the California coast. Ellen and Elly are connected by a 200' bridge. They are in 265' of water. They are to be decommissioned by 2020 and are currently used for scuba expedition sites because of their astonishing marine habitats.
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Design and Research Process
16'x16' volume modulations
Thesis Statement
First Floors of Ellen and Elly
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Program layout of Ellen and Elly
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Lodging locations on Ellen and Elly
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Marine Biology-first floor Elly
Oceanography-first floor Elly
Climatology-first floor Elly
Each Lab has a conference room
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Elly Lobby - The lobby is located next to the water elevator and across from the scuba center. This is where scientists and students first check in after arriving.
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Elly Green Roofs - Includes observation deck.
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Scuba Center
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Bridge between Ellen and Elly - Open-air design with screens allowing for optimal amount of wind to go through, lessening the wind resistance.
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Water Elevator - Ellen and Elly both have hydrolic elevators that descend 30 feet from the platform to the water surface for passengers. Elevator capsule is structural screens creating an open-air space. The elevators retract entirely above the platform to protect them from storm surges.
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Ellen and Elly Environmental Observatories - Rendering of the east facade of Ellen and Elly.
Animation of Ellen and Elly - Shows the water elevator in use.

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