View from main Road (7th St.)
City Level Entry from the corner of 7th St. and Mounds Blvd.
Sunken entrance to the center.
View of the observation tower from the lower walkway.
Saint Paul city skyline view from mid level of Observation Tower
panoramic view of lower hollow.
Entry view from under the 7th st. tunnel
Site plan of urban nature discovery center.
Picture of my renderings up in the Architecture Library for an exhibition.

This is the work I completed for my M.Arch Thesis at the University of Minnesota TC. My project was based on relevance of an experiential connection to nature in urban environments. I sought to create a urban nature discovery center near downtown St. Paul that would immerse the user into a existing "natural" landscape, and provide many different perspectives of and experiences with this landscape.

Freelance, Moonlighting
Emerson Stepp
Student at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN