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American Indian Museum 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com

Master Plan drawing of American Indian Museum at Palm Point Park

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UF
Spring 2006
Instructor I. Winarskyi

In 2000, numerous ancient canoes were dug out of the mud along the edges of Newman's Lake outside of Gainesville, FL. The canoes were originally under the surface of the water for thousands of years, but due to an extended drought were exposed and excavated by archeologists, along with many other artifacts.

This project is a proposal for a museum complex that would host the artifacts collected from the lake as well as serve as a research and learning facility. After developing the master plan of the museum facility, I focused on developing the Canoe Pavilion and Auditorium Pavilion.

The Canoe Pavilion would host the canoes recovered around the lake, but would do so by engaging the water in a very direct manor. Like a canoe the pavilion would float on the surface of the water, connected to shore via a dock that would connected the floating pavilion to the elevated walkways linking the rest of the museum complex.

The Auditorium Pavilion would host classrooms and learning facilities in addition to a medium size lecture hall. The hall is open out towards a recreated indian village that would be accessible to the museum's patrons. This pavilion serves as the central node in complex, with the other pavilions and supporting facilities radially positioned around the village's meeting house.

American Indian Museum 01 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 02 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 03 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 04 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 05 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 06 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 07 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 08 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 09 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
American Indian Museum 10 Project completed at the University of Florida UF Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com