A ballroom is staged as a structural underbelly of the overpass. The heavy rectilinear vertical columns, and the floating sea of diamonds that shimmer and shake overhead define the SPACE of the ballroom. This “sea” reacts to the movement of air, the vibrations of the cars on the overpass, and the activity of visitors below.

Comprised of Katherine Johnson, Heather Ligler and Bud Shenefelt, RAUM is a newly established collaborative practice between three architectural designers that wish to explore the spatial experiences within the fabric of their community. Projects are research and material based, aimed at evoking a sensory architecture. The team uses its diverse talents to dream and design unconventional spaces that evoke curiosity and wonder to those who engage with their work.