By using one of the cartoon's prime characteristics - the speech balloon - the Cartoon Mueum will instantly be recognized as place for cartoons, comics and animations.
Located on a promontory near the main campus entrance, the Rita Atkinson Residences serve as a distinctive gateway for the medical school mall and provides much needed housing for graduate and professional medical students.
The site, one of the city's last slums, was named the "End of the World." To the east and south the suburban surroundings had no iconic references, to the west there was a steep valley reaching out to distant views.
The architectural material palette complements the dramatic interplay of stark architectural forms, light and shadow.