Architecture, Urban Design and Sketching Portfolio
This portfolio consists of selected architectural and urban design work from the Universtiy of Southern California, Columbia University - GSAPP, and professional work. It represents the philosphies of the architect as urbanist. The work ranges from 2006 - 2010.
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SHAH LEED AP 2702 Serene Place Sugar Land, TX 77498 281.235.6048 firstname.lastname@example.org sketchblogamarpshah.tumblr.com EDUCATION: Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation New York, New York | June 2009 - May 2010 Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design University of Southern California, School of Architecture Los Angeles, California | August 2002 - May 2007 Bachelor of Architecture Centre d’Etude d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme Saintes, France | September 2006 - Dec 2006 _Merit based study abroad opportunity traveling throughout countries in western Europe in order to understand different typologies and trends in architecture and urban design EXPERIENCE: Contract Work | Worley Parsons Engineering and Architecture Houston, Texas | September 2008 - June 2009 key project: Abayek/BQ Housing _conceptualize a temporary housing facility for 20 workers in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea _create schematic design and construction documents within the given time frame _meetings with engineers and technical specialists in order to understand proper materiality in Malabo _the housing will eventually convert into permanent housing for local residents in Malabo Technical Designer and freelance work | Gensler Houston, Texas | January 2008 - July 2008 key project: Valencia City Center [a mixed use development] _aid in technical design of facades, interiors and schematic and construction documentation _implement construction parameters with design criteria _worked on some consulting with various opportunities in environmental design Architectural Intern | Rey de la Reza Architects Houston, Texas | July 2007 - Dec 2007 key project: Houston Metro Light-Rail Stations _create entire site plan and schematic design package for 3 Houston Metro Light-Rail corridors _create schematic design and construction documents for several of the individual metro stations _create 9 renderings of various stations with the use of 3d Studio Max and Photoshop for rendering Architectural Intern | KTGY Group, Inc. Irvine, California | June 2005 - August 2006 [two summer internships only] key project: San Pedro Bank Lofts _the project involved renovation of an abandoned bank into housing lofts in San Pedro, California _aid in construction documentation, schematic design, and site visits _collaborate with project manager and project designer on the Urban Concept Studios team HONORS AND AWARDS: LEED Accredited Professional | 2009 Columbia End-of-Year Show - Exhibition | 2010 Kinne Travel Grant to Mumbai, India | 2010 [Maximizing Infrastructure] John Parkinson Memorial Scholarship | 2004-2006 “Incomprehensible Cities: Architecture in France” - Exhibition | 2007 merit based study abroad opportunity to Saintes, France | 2006 TECHNICAL SKILLS: modeling + drafting: _3d Studio Max 2010, Auto CAD 2010 [2d + 3d], Rhino 4.0 + Grasshopper [basic], Revit 2010 [BIM modeling], Google SketchUp 7 pro, Form Z, Maya 2010 [basic], hand drafting rendering: _V-Ray [Rhino + SketchUp], Mental Ray, hand rendering + coloring graphics + animation: _Piranesi, Adobe CS4 suite: Illustrator, Photoshop After Effects, Flash, Premiere, Indesign, Dreamweaver programming + analysis: _Processing, C++ [basic], Flash Action Script [intermediate], Ecotect [basic], ArcMap + ArcGIS data mapping, Google Earth Pro, Microsoft Office 2007 suite: Excel, Word drawing + physical modeling: _charcoal, watercolor, pencil/pen sketches, wood, plaster, plastic LANGUAGE: English, Gujarati [speak], Spanish [write + speak], French [knowledgeable], Hindi [knowledgeable] REFERENCES: available upon request PETRA KEMPF Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University email@example.com 212.854.3414 Petra is a studio professor, who also provided great guidance on the Mumbai: Life Line Project in my last semester at Columbia University. SELWYN TING Studio Professor, University of Southern California firstname.lastname@example.org 310-902-2998 Selwyn is a studio professor that also served as a mentor for me at USC. He was also an instrumental part of my study abroad experiences and provided guidance in the further learning of architecture and urban design. REY DE LA REZA Principal, Rey de la Reza Architects email@example.com 713-868-3121 I interned for Rey and he has become a mentor for me with regards to advice in architecture and practice. STEVE SCOTT Supervising Architect, Worley Parsons Engineering and Architecture firstname.lastname@example.org 713.892.0706 I worked underneath the supervision of Steve on a small housing project in Malabo Equatorial New Guinea. I provided Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documentation on the project. " " ’’ ’ . ’ ��� “ ” ’ ’ ’ ’ Sewri Lifeline MUMBAI Mangrove ecosystem Vashi Bridge Railroad connections Sea routes Vashi Road networks Vabb Airport Eastern waterfront NAVI MUMBAI Bandra Bandra-Worli Seal ink [5.6 km] Original islands Industrial C Special economic zone Nerul Worli End Node Navi Mumbai International Airport A Central Line SEWRI Western Line Harbour Line NAVI MUMBAI SEZ JNPT Colaba B NHAVA SHEVA Major economic zones Airport Ferry A B C Solid waste Domestic garbage Construction 1 2 3 4 5 6 Arabian Sea Mosque Square Parel Station Eliphinstone Road Station Proposed separate rail line to Navi Mumbai Sewri Fort Station Lower Parel Station To Navi Mumbai Thane creek Cotton Green Station ’ 2,083 $36’500,000 27,389 60,276 Mosque Square Arabian Sea Parel Station Eliphinstone Road Station RAIL STATIONS BRT & MONORAIL LINE METRO LINE RAIL LINE VEHICULAR FERRY ROUTES LIFE LINE Sewri fort station MTHL PROPOSAL Lower Parel Station To Navi Mumbai Thane creek Cotton green station 0 ’ 220 100 440 200 660 300 880 Mahul Road Oil refineries Cemetary Informal settlements Sewri Fort Area Koliwada housing community Multi-Modal Hub Public access water front Major textile mills Mixed use development Thane Creek Sewri Central Tower Sewri Mangrove Hotel Transportation Authority Agency Information Technology Technology Management Indian Oil Administration Sewri BRT-Monorail Station SEWRI MULTI MODAL HUB - ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER SEWRI INDUSTRIAL FACILITY A B Sewri library C Social housing D Sewri occupational center Retail Market & Domestic Retail Mangrove Institute Mixed - use [Live*work] Religious sanctuary for Hindu, Muslim & Buddhist practices MANGROVE INDUSTRIAL ZONE A, B, C, D, E Sewri community center SEWRI CULTURAL CENTER MIXED USE SEWRI RESIDENTIAL 70’ [21.33 m] 45’ [13.71 m] 25’ [7.62m] 0’ [0m] Canopy Level BRT Platform Level Monorail Platform Level Ground Level VEHICULAR CIRCULATION PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION COMBINED PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION Landscaped corridor Pedestrian paths 1 Existing mangroves Mangrove afforestation MANUFACTURING Industries for fishing supplies 2 SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES (sensitive approach) aquaculture 3 4 Natural capital, a value for Mumbai’s waterfront -1 ha. of planted mangrove produces 331 kg. of fish -1 sq km of mangrove = $1 million in natural capital -181,000 sq km of mangroves = $181 billion ECO-TOURISM Sewri Fort - history and culture PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - MERCANTILE SPACES BRT & monorail for sea link 7 Years 5 SOFT EDGE Fishing activities Protection Public interest 14 Years 20 Years Fisheries and forestry 1 2 3 4 5 ’ ’’’’’ ’’’’’ ��� 4’-8” 8’ 2’ 10’ ’ MED NEW D.O.S. MUSEUM EXISTING CONDITION EXISTING @ CORNER RE-LOCATE D.O.S OPERATIONS NEW D.O.S. BUILDING 51 ST NEW BUILDING AND ENTRANCE TO PARK NEW BUS STOP 52 ST NEW MUSEUM 53 ST NEW TRUCK CIRCULATION NEW LIGHT INDUSTRY FOR 51 STREET 50 ST PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SIGNAGE NEW BUS STOP NEW BUS STOP EXTED BUS SERVICE TO WATER FRONT 51 ST ALTERNATE RETAIL SPACES 52 ST ACTIVATE POCKETS OF OPEN SPACES 53 ST TRUCK CIRCULATION COLLECTIONS SPACES UNDER GOWANUS EX.WAY SML BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SIGNAGE SUBWAY XL NEW D.O.S. MUSEUM EXISTING CONDITION EXISTING @ CORNER RE-LOCATE D.O.S OPERATIONS NEW D.O.S. BUILDING 51 ST NEW BUILDING AND ENTRANCE TO PARK NEW BUS STOP 52 ST NEW MUSEUM 53 ST NEW TRUCK CIRCULATION THRESHOLD TO THE PARK NEW LIGHT INDUSTRY FOR 51 STREET 50 ST PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SIGNAGE NEW BUS STOP NEW BUS STOP EXTED BUS SERVICE TO WATER FRONT 51 ST ALTERNATE RETAIL SPACES 52 ST ACTIVATE POCKETS OF OPEN SPACES 53 ST TRUCK CIRCULATION PROJECTED PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY PROJECTED BIKE PATH SUBWAY STATION FREEWAY INTERVENTION ELV’s End-of-Life Vehicles Grain Elevator [DE]-contamination [DE]-materialize Fluff Chemical Process Magnetic Separation ’ Fluff is a mix of plastic materials that has no economic value and it is usually disposed in landfills. Fluff represents almost 30 % of the vehicle volume after shredding, however vehicles are becoming lighter for fuel efficiency and the percentage of plastic residue is growing. Stakeholders at the End-of-Life Generate Employment for Vocational Skills Labor and Industrial Revenue S RA MA W TE RIA L ER 300 - 500 lb per Car Auto Shredder Residue [Fluff] Generate Raw Materials Avoid Energy Cost of Extraction PR MA OD NU UC FA TIO CT N UR E The vehicle is crushed and carried to the shredder. RE TA IL Plastics Metals UM Approx. Ratio Pound of Fluff to Gallons of Fuel, 8:1 Plastic feedstock varies. Approx. 500,000 to 650,000 Gallons of Fuel x 1.5 MIllion Bushels Shredder Upgrade Buffalo’s Grain Elevator Infrastructure with Facilities for Fuel Production. Chemical process of pyrolysis used for the process of Fluff to Fuel. Grain Elevator has Approx. 75 Million Pound Capacity Approx. 187,500 Shredded Cars in a Grain Elevator [Fluff] Compression EN DOF -LI CO FE NS Energy Fuel Shipment RA MA W TE R IAL S E-Waste End-of-Life Electronics Brooklyn Army Terminal Arrival [DE]-assemble Shipmet E OD UC T Product Stewardship & New Scene in Industrial Production/Disposal Avoid Cost of Landfill and Toxic Disposal EN D -O F-L IF E -O F-L IF EN D PR CI TY [DE]-materialize Re-use Existing and Obsolete Industrial Infrastructure 3 Million SqF. ELV’s E-Waste FRESH KILLS March 22, 2001 CLOSED * * “��� ELV’s End-of-Life Vehicles Grain Elevator [DE]-contamination [DE]-materialize Fluff Chemical Process Magnetic Separation Fluff is a mix of plastic materials that has no economic value and it is usually disposed in landfills. Fluff represents almost 30 % of the vehicle volume after shredding, however vehicles are becoming lighter for fuel efficiency and the percentage of plastic residue is growing. Stakeholders at the End-of-Life Generate Employment for Vocational Skills Labor and Industrial Revenue LS RA MA W TE RIA R 300 - 500 lb per Car Auto Shredder Residue [Fluff] Generate Raw Materials Avoid Energy Cost of Extraction PR MA OD NU UC FA TIO CT N UR E The vehicle is crushed and carried to the shredder. RE TA IL Plastics Metals ME Approx. Ratio Pound of Fluff to Gallons of Fuel, 8:1 Plastic feedstock varies. Approx. 500,000 to 650,000 Gallons of Fuel x 1.5 MIllion Bushels ’ Shredder Upgrade Buffalo’s Grain Elevator Infrastructure with Facilities for Fuel Production. Chemical process of pyrolysis used for the process of Fluff to Fuel. Grain Elevator has Approx. 75 Million Pound Capacity Approx. 187,500 Shredded Cars in a Grain Elevator [Fluff] Compression EN DOF -LI CO NS FE U Energy Fuel Shipment RA MA W TE R IAL S E-Waste End-of-Life Electronics Brooklyn Army Terminal Arrival [DE]-assemble Shipmet -O F-L IF E OD UC T Product Stewardship & New Scene in Industrial Production/Disposal Avoid Cost of Landfill and Toxic Disposal EN D E -O F-L IF EN D PR CI TY [DE]-materialize Re-use Existing and Obsolete Industrial Infrastructure ELV’s E-Waste FRESH KILLS March 22, 2001 CLOSED 3 Million SqF. * * GRAIN ELEVATOR [01 - “FLUFF” TO FUEL] ’ ASIAN WHITE HISPANIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN ç ç existing site access obstructs obstructs view & access only view obstructs only access < 3m stone/ historical wire/ chain conc. link plant/ green >20m 5 1 1 10 9 11 1 6 1 6 1 1 1 1 8 7 4 3 2 11 13 15 12 12 13 13 11 12 15 14 11 15 parking retail residential Institutional Open Space Type Square Footage Two level parking 152 spaces provided (135-140 spaces needed) Various Stores Live Work Lofts 58,438 Apartments 24,442 9,285 Community Center' Galleries 20,216 Courtyards 13,653 Space on top of Structure 13,932 total 55,714 28,871 82,880 29,501 27,585 224551 STAIR DETAIL SA N FE RN AN DO 18 74 PO M SANTA MONIC ON A A 1875 18 75 AN AH 18 75 WILMIN GTO N 186 8 EIM SA N FE RN AN DO 18 74 PO M SANTA MONIC ON A A 1875 18 75 AN AH 18 75 WILMIN GTON 1868 EIM 5 SA N FE RN AN DO 18 74 10 PO M SANTA MONIC 10 ON A A 1875 18 75 5 AN AH 18 75 WILMIN GTON 1868 EIM 110 5 SA N FE RN AN DO SA N FE RN AN DO 18 74 18 74 PO M SANTA MONIC ON A A 1875 18 75 10 SANTA MONICA PO M ON A 1875 AN AH EIM AN AH 18 GTON WILMIN 5 18 75 WILM INGT ON 1868 75 1868 EIM 18 75 110 5 5 SA SA N N FE FE RN RN AN AN DO DO 18 18 74 74 PO PO M M 10 SANTA MONIC ON A A 1875 18 10 75 SANTA MONIC AH EIM AH EIM 8 WILMIN GTO 5 SA N FE RN DO FE RN AN AN DO 18 74 18 74 PO PO M 10 SANTA MONIC M ON A A 1875 18 75 AH SANTA MONIC 5 AN AH EIM 18 1868 75 GTON GTON 18 75 75 WILMIN WILMIN A 18 110 ON A 1875 1868 EIM 10 5 AN 75 N 186 8 N 186 WILMIN GTO N 18 110 SA 5 AN 75 5 18 75 18 110 A 5 AN ON A 1875 110 Citadel Factory Outlet f.) Armature bisect enclave b.) Nested enclaves Citadel Factory Outlet 5s ta an a An frw y Citadel Factory Outlet, Greater L.A. (city of commerce) issue: Mall of Transience, not targeted to its local community threshold commercial development, visitors from San Diego , Anaheim and other neighborhoods but the enclaves of City of commerce come to shop regularly. The 5 freeway behaves as a edge between the commercial outlet. Santa Monica Place Mall (1980) d.) Axial-alignment armature enclave Santa Monica Place Mall (1980) 570,000 sq ft 5 level parking super structure “mall of convergence” 5 santa an a frwy Santa Monica Place Mall , santa monica issue: mall of convergence. two public typologies in intersection. ( 3rd street promenade + the shopping mall) The Grove Composite c.) + d.) Armature outside enclave + axial alignment armature enclave The Grove (2002) 91,000 sq ft massive private parking garage “disconnected insular mall” The Grove + Old historic farmers market , Fairfax District , mid city L.A. issue: Old + new from systemic to simulated urbanity, as seen in the shift from the traditional historic farmers market to the semi- enclosed national + global retailers.. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza i.) Armature under enclave Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (1947) 850,000 sq ft 13 acres of parking “Enclosed Mall” lack of contextualism Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 1947 , South L.A, crenshaw issue: V. Gruen effect, Mega indoor plaza . enclave Insular Mall and future plans for turning parts of the mall into a community center. 727,940 700000 666,954 687,926 15000 600000 12000 250000 20000 800000 14,907 15,376 16,270 210,546 213,538 10,934 215,297 11,449 10,732 10000 200000 8000 500000 150000 6000 10000 400000 100000 300000 4000 5000 200000 50000 2000 100000 0 1990 2000 2005 0 1990 2000 2005 0 1990 2000 2005 0 *1.64% *1.56% *1.57% 1990 2000 2005 gym gas station car wash car wash bus stop grocery store laundromat grocery store laundromat gym Parking ......END