The design of turner field from the frontal view 10-2-2016.


turner field entrance (taken by me)

As I look at the Turner field located on 755 Hank Aaron Dr Se, Atlanta. Which also can be seen from the highway on I-75.The front has an American baseball feel to it with the brown bricking in the front and the big rustic red letters on the top that read “Turner field” There is a baseball in between the words Turner and Field.At night the letters and the baseball light up. The numbers are by the front entrance. These are the baseball players that are greats/ hall of famers for the Atlanta braves baseball organization. 


hall of famer (taken by me)


Giant baseballs and hall of fame players number. (taken by me)

Giant baseballs are on the landscape of the entrance just in case you don’t know what type of field you’re at (sarcasm). Posters of all of the seasons games and since


chic fil a and Coca-Cola statues.

it was the last season for the braves pictures of historic players where also shown by the entrance. The design of the front seemed to encourage people to buy tickets if they haven’t obtained them earlier before the game. Their are three tickets in the front with a clear sign over each booth that says “Tickets”. The main street the field is on is very busy. Cars come in a continuous line both ways with a mix of work commuters and Gsu students commuting to school. you can see the coke bottle statue from a mile away on the top of the field. Coke is a big sponser of the Atlanta baseball team (mainly because Atlanta is home to Coca-Cola head quarters).It is red and brown and lights up at night. Next to the coke bottle is a huge black and white chic-fil-a cow with a sign that reads “due the chop eat the chiken”. Atlanta is also home to the head quarters. These are iconic structures for the turner field to give a since of pride and ownership to the Braves fans. All of the elements and surrounding sponsorships give a distinct look to turner field so that you cant mistake it with any other field in America .


Visiting my favorite park !! 10-2-2016


Turner field entrance (taken by me)

Sitting at my site of the Atlanta Braves baseball field I just think as a kid I would stay glued to the TV every time the braves would come on . The only problem was I lived in Florida my whole life and never got to visit the stadium until this year . I was ecstatic I didn’t have tickets that day but I wasn’t a problem they have three boots in the front where you can acquire tickets. As I sit in the hot sun looking at the details of the design of the field and the outside, each piece of the field brings back a memory to me. I look at the sign at the top that reads “Turner field” and I remember nights driving down I-75 looking at that sign light up the night sky as a game was being played. The busy street behind me (hank Aaron street) was one of the roads I got lost on when I first moved to Atlanta!!

The road is very unforgiving to lost drivers and you can find yourself getting honked at quickly. A couple of people were out here as well taking pictures of the field because this is the last year the braves will be playing at this field before moving to Cobb county. This makes me a little sad because the people in Atlanta really take pride in having there baseball team called the “Atlanta Braves” actually play baseball in Atlanta. The stadium gives a feeling that it is no doubt in Atlanta. The Coca-Cola bottle and the chic-fil-a  cow can be seen a mile away on top of the stadium. Both companies are


chick fil a and coke statue at turner feild.

huge sponsors and have both been founded in Atlanta Georgia. When I look at the brown bricking on the front and the baseball in between the turner field sign American baseball comes to my head. The parking lot even has a baseball field painted in it !! The numbers on the outside of the field the field give honor to all of the greats that played for the braves. Hank Aaron is my favorite player of the game he came up in a time where is wasn’t easy being a black man in sports and not only did he play the sport, he dominated being the all time leader in home runs and no one has even come close to his record.




Hank Arron (taken by me)

summary of Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces by: Kathleen G Scholl, Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi

More and more students are going to school. By 2019, enrollments are expected to rise 9% for students under age 25, and rise 23% for students over the age of 25 (Snyder & Dillow, 2011).Today’s American campuses are expected to reflect an academic life. Throughout  the entire campus should be the opportunities for students to  to have learning spaces , upgraded technology classes, and academic buildings . This is reinforced by Radloff who notes that only “one fifth of a student’s time is spent in the classroom, contributing about one quarter of the total learning variance (Radloff, 1998, p. 1). College Is very time demanding and can be over whelming is students don’t align there priorities right.

In order to see the change of campuses in America we have to go back in time to compare the first American campuses. The word campus, (derived from a Latin word for “field” – “an expanse surrounded…by woods, higher ground, etc., Harper, n.d.) A lot of the first campuses focused on separating the campus from the distractions of the outside world.There were a lot of open pastures on campus to encourage a learning environment in nature. As time went on cars were more prevalent on campuses so in order to accommodate more parking lots were made for cars. This took away from the nature and pastures on campus.In the 1970’s There was a “green day” movement to bring back more nature on campus and build awareness to to environmental change.”Now as climate change is a major scientific and political issue, a renewed commitment to sustainability is evident in campus planning efforts to integrate built and open spaces within “green infrastructure” (Way, Matthews, Rottle & Toland, 2012).”


A building with an holistic landscape view

Nature is thought to be very soothing for students and is a helping factor for rejuvenating a students mind and body.Nature is observed by students very closes in decision making for campuses. “In fact, Grummon (2009) found that 13.5% of incoming students surveyed selected a university based on sustainability concerns.”You can infuse students learning and the landscaping around then in two ways a holistic landscape and direct and indirect attention and restoration. With a holistic landscape you can incorporate nature in ever aspect of the landscape design. For example you can plant a garden surrounding a dorm with a window in each students dormitory that faces the garden giving them a view of the flowers and bushes. This provides a calm environment for students to reduce stress. You can also do direct and indirect holistic landscapes where students don’t even realize the nature around them. Example: Putting floral picture or paintings on the walls inside the lobbies of the libraries , dorms , computer labs , etc… There is definitely a cognitive belief that holistically landscaped can help improve the learning for students and encourage a healthy mind so that students can make better decisions. It is vital that campuses incorporate this for students to utilize a campus to its full potential.

MLA: Scholl, Kathleen, & Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi. “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces.” Journal of Learning Spaces [Online], 4.1 (2015): n. pag. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

lose lose situation…


Black lady being arrested by police for peacefully protesting in the street.


This picture shows a lady in a dress standing in the middle of the street. Two officers seem to be approaching her to arrest her. In the background you can see a line of officers as if there was a battle going on or a war zone.Other people in the back are watching as the look on this ladies face is very calm and peaceful. The image is front and center. Notice how the women is not being resentful. The side image allows you to see he posture as she is unafraid of the police but not fearful.The police on the left side show powers in numbers as the background on the right shows the lady all alone.This almost poses the question.. who is afraid of who?? She is being arrested for a peaceful protest. I never knew this was a crime or our right as Americans. Maybe is she were white she would have gotten away with this peaceful protest. We should all have equal rights to protest in peace and speak our mind.

Emergency call box in courtyard on 9/22/2016.

img_1064As i was walking through the courtyard by the library this object just grabbed at my attention. This blue box on the pole has a very important role at my school. You Can clearly read on the right hand site of the box where it says “EMERGENCY”. Also at the bottom of the box you can see the letters “LICE”. Explained to me at orientation that this was a police emergency call box I would infer that the bottom part said police. This box is defaced for a reason unknown to me. Next to the emergency tittle on the call box is a label that reads “HIP HOP LIVES HERE” Its is a black and white sticker. The sticker that covers the plice writing on the box is a thrasher sticker in black and white. A pink sticker that stands out the most Looks to say “Trap happy 2016”. other stickers are half ripped off and hard to read. It is a little ironic that a box that is used for a serious cause could be defaced and taken as a joke .

Visisting the game I love.

untitled     The college football hall of fame has always been a favorite place of mine to visit. The scenery of been right in the heart of downtown Atlanta and on the busy Marietta street. When ever I visit the first thing I notice about the design of the building is the entrance. The 30 feet tall entrance is shaped like a 1930s leather back helmet that players used to play with when football was first created. I’ve been inside of the college football hall of fame and the images my mind collect are breath taking, And bring back a lot of memories that impact my emotions. The helmet wall is amazing with over 700 helmets representing all College football teams. I look hard as I find my team I used to play for. The halls are filled with amazing images of old players and current players. The information posted as you walk also gives you an insight on how historic college football is to America. As I walk along the street and glare at the building next to the Philips arena I think of how I fell in love with college football in the beginning … My cousin Joe Cohen signed to play with the Florida gators in 2003joe-cohnen-350 I was a mere child at barely 8 years old. My cousin Joe comes to my house in this blue and orange jersey and I am not sure if it was because those are complimentary colors or I just like the jersey. Never the less I fell in love with the Florida gators and from then on I went to all of his home games.

I was determined to play college football when I was in high school I worked my but off in every game and caught the attention of LaGrange college in LaGrange Georgia . I got signed!! I played my freshmen year and due to money and injuries my college football career was cut short, But I loved every minute of it! As I am walking I see how the workers are very inviting greeting everyone as they see them. Its funny while working at Publix I was offered a job to work their, I still might take that offer up. At night the lights glow as if they are trying to mimic a college football game on a Saturday night. I love everything about the architectural build of the college football hall of fame it captures and glorifies image2all of the greatness that comes with playing football.

College football hall of fame description of architectural build sept. 13th.

The college football hall of fame is located on 250 Marietta st NW Atlanta Georgia. The building is adjacent to the Philips arena where the Atlanta hawks play and also across the street from the world of coke.. Theirs a heavy traffic flow on the road any time of the day especially rush hour traffic. From the front the college football hall of fame building has a long entrance with a long horizontal silhouette of football players and football field numbers. The brown piece  of the building is built to resemble a leather football helmet from the beginning days of football. The staff welcomes you in at the door. Regardless if you have knowledge or not of the game they are here to make your experience go smooth as possible. The college football hall of fame was not always in Georgia. In 1951 the first college football hall of fame was built in south ben Indiana .

Once inside the college football hall of fame there is a wall with 700  + helmets on the wall to represent every college team in America!

image4. In august 2014 This building of the college football hall of fame was built in Atlanta. Its main intent was to put a spot light on the greats of the game, and reward them for there accomplishments.Their is a loud atmosphere walking into the college football hall of fame, So many people walking on the street and heavy traffic going into the building. A lot of families come here to enjoy a day of festivities. The open space around the building lets me capture great photos and ( feel less creepy).image1


Summary on Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment by Sarah Schindler

Sarah Schindler wrote an article in the Yale law journal that gives an in depth look into physical segregation used  by architects to subliminally (or not) segregate richer white communities from the poorer minority groups. In section (1A) Sarah opens up with an intriguing statement that states ” one might think it a simple aesthetic design decision to create a park bench that is divided into three individual seats with armrests separating those seats. Yet the bench may have been created this way to prevent people—often homeless people—from lying down and taking naps.” We might not look at a bench design as a way to keep the homeless away but it is a form of physical discrimination. Strongly suggested in this article is that politics usually have a hand in this construction of segregation. The segregation by physical design is used to cage people in and guide peoples behavior without them really even noticing . An example of this is used in section (1A)”That a highway divides two neighborhoods limits the extent to which the neighborhoods integrate. That a town has a square, easily accessible with a diversity of shops, increases the integration of residents in that town.” If one side of a town can’t access the luxuries as the other side, This will create a natural social difference between the two sides. For example the side of the city that can’t go shopping or have access to nice things might find things that are troublesome as “fun hobbies” This would create a whole new stand point on what was the “norm” and what wasn’t in a society.profile-bench

A slight transition to section (1B) shows that the agenda for keeping minorities out of certain areas also came down to the market in which the houses were sold from. In section (1B) “Fischel’s Homevoter Hypothesis—suggesting that homeowners are more likely than renters to vote and more likely to vote in ways that will protect their property investment—and our country’s long history of intentional discrimination and exclusion.” In this case a majority of minorities rent so they would not consider living in these neighborhoods without even thinking that this is a strategic way to keep people segregated.


It is very hard to control this in the court of law. Officials know that this social injustice occurs, But they do not see it as a big enough problem to put regulations in force. This seems to be a big issue that law makers and legislators should take more seriously. Turning the other cheek will not make the problem go away. The author feels the same way (1B)(“Exclusion through architecture should be subject to scrutiny that is equal to that afforded to other methods of exclusion by law.”)

Part two talks bout the blatant  segregation of communities to make it hard for lower income people to grow. Moses was an architect that was a prime example of this segregation and oppression . He would build bridges to low for busses to travel under the bridges to get into the higher income communities. This will discourage people of lower income to not want to come to the rich communities and go back to their neighborhoods where they belong according to architectural Norms. The author really catches emotions when she uses pathos in her argument when she describes a women whose bus could not reach her job at the mall so she had to cross several lanes just to get to the other side and were hit and killed. All of this could have been avoided if legislators didn’t turn the cheek and addressed this issue that needs to be brought to the light that has been in the dark for so long.



sites used for pictures :

MLA :    Schindler, Sarah. “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation  Through Physical       Design of the Built Environment.” Yale Law Journal –. The Yale Journal, Apr.-May 2015. Web. 15 Sept. 2016


My annotation of the Schindler article Section . A

”one might think it a simple aesthetic design decision to create a park bench that is divided into three individual seats with armrests separating those seats. Yet the bench may have been created this way to prevent people—often homeless people—from lying down and taking naps.”

Section A really hints at the point that we have subliminal architectural objects placed in society that have a deeper purpose to up hold. For example a low bridge could be used to keep low income transporter buses from reaching the wealthy side of town. The second paragraph hits a point that law makers don’t regulate enough rules to keep this type of discrimination out of an environment. They consider it a “norm” as used in the text.