Body, Mind and Soul are three elements that make up my advocacy center. As an architect these three values create an advocacy center that is also a sanctuary. Through these three values education, creativity, positivity, spirituality and wellbeing can flourish among users. This advocacy center is attached to the existing AIA Head Quarters in Washington, D.C. The site is in close proximity to The White House and other government federal buildings. The different spaces designed in the addition to the AIAHQ motivate and encourage creation while providing advocacy through wellness. Yoga studios, meditation spaces and a salt cave are included in the program to advocate for the wellbeing of guests. Along with these core principles the building entrance is designed to draw users walking by on the street with a ramp that stretches across the street level to invite users to explore. The new addition of this advocacy center helps bridge the gap between school and the real world for architects and aspiring designers. This advocacy center is rooted in AIA core values of creating architecture that strengthens the community, stands for sustainable future and invests in education of the future architects of America. 
Sustainability Site Plan
1. Green roofs & Green Space

2. Renewable Energy Systems
3. Green Building Materials and Finishes 
4.  Carbon Neutral Materials 
5. Year Round Outdoor Seating and Covered Community Garden 
6. Building Mass Orientation 
7. Flower gardens + Trees 
8.  Mushroom gardens 
9. Recycled Wood
Basement Floor Plan + Street Level Entrance
Salt Cave Perspective
Ground Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Gallery Cocktail Perspective
Green Roof, Third Floor Plan
Green Roof Perspective
West 3D Section + Elevation

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