Project Overview

My first studio at the University of Texas at Austin graduate school was with Michael Benedikt. During the last 4 weeks of the semester, we designed a pavilion that had the following requirements:

  • It was to cover between 1,400 and 1,600 square feet
  • It was to be made out of wood (no steel structures except for fasteners)
  • The roof covering could be made of metal, tiles, etc.
  • It should be able to be used for weddings

Model Making

In addition to renders and hand drawing, I constructed a 1/4″ model of the pavilion out of wood.

This model was made out of scale lumber and basswood sheets. It was made completely by hand and with woodshop tools – no laser cutters or CNC were used as a challenge to myself to make a hand-made model.


In order to convey what this wedding pavilion would be like to inhabit, I challenged myself to learn and use the rendering software TwinMotion.

The following images and video are the result of my work in TwinMotion.