Portfolio 9 Jan 2012
A collection of my finest projects done during my undergraduate study at the University of Oregon.
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIA TECHNICAL ACOUSTICS GOVERNMEN MANDI VANCE R G RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIA TECHNICAL ACOUSTICS GOVERNMEN MANDI VANCE ESIDENTIA Copic marker and colored pencil rendering of rowhouse block showing user adaptability Adaptable Rowhouses 2009 Winter, ARCH 484 (Intermediate Studio) & 423 (Media) Starting with a block of 27' lots in New Orleans, I looked at how housing could adapt over time to better suit people足s' changing needs. I sought density while giving each unit its own defensible space. I successfuly found ways to passively cool the buildings during most seasons. I learned how to create texture and demonstrate lighting with copic marker and colored pencil. Passive cooling solutions Second floor and main floor plans of base model ORIGINAL INCREASE THE SIZE OF ONE ROOM BY 50% Plans showing options for rowhouse adaptation FIRST FLOOR ALTERED PLANS INCREASE THE NUMBER OF INCREASE THE SQUARE UNITS ON THE LOT TO TWO FOOTAGE BY 50% ACCOMODATING RETAIL SPACE ACCOMODATING OFFICE SPACE PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT ADD A MASTER BEDROOM AND BATHROOM FRON OPEN N 1/8” = 1’ -0” TUDENT PRODUCT ORIGINAL 1/8” = 1’ -0” PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT ESIDENTIA SECOND FLOOR ALTERED PLANS Adaptable Rowhouses 2009 Winter, ARCH 484 (Intermediate Studio) & 423 (Media) Section through rowhouse Section through the block ESIDENTIA Initial Revit rendering of entrance Cooke City Bunkhouse ASPHALT SHINGLES 1x FURRING STRIPS REFLECTIVE MATERIAL 1” RIGID INSULATION WEATHER BARRIER 3/8” SHEATHING, P.T. AT EXPOSED EAVES 2x6 RAFTERS @24” O.C., RIGID INSULATION FILL 3/8” SHEATHING, PAINTED 2011 Spring, ARCH 476 (Residential Construction) I designed a small cabin using straw bale insulation and basement plenum to react to the harsh winter environment in Cooke City, Montana. I focused on construction details to ensure a solid durable building. METAL FLASHING 2x4 FASCIA BOARD GUTTER NAILING BOARD SPRAY FOAM INSULATION STRAW BALE METAL LATH EARTH PLASTER EARTH PLASTER METAL LATH 1” RIGID INSULATION 18’ PINE FRIEZE BLOCK SINGLE TOP PLATE 35’ PINE 22’ PINE SIDING 1x FURRING STRIPS WEATHER BARRIER 1/2” SHEATHING 2x4 STUDS @ 24” O.C., BATT INSULATION FILL STRAW BALE 3/4” SUBFLOOR P.T. 2x6 MUD SILL W/ RIGID INSULATION IN GAP METAL FLASHING 11” REINFORCED ICF P L 22’ PINE 60’ PINE 20’ PINE 2 15’ PINE HW Y 21 FUTURE DRAINFIELD 50’ PINE DRAINFIELD 28’ PINE 25’ PINE 24’ PINE H 20 & 22’ PINE ELE SPRAY FOAM INSULATION AT EDGE 2x10 LEDGER BOLTED TO CONCRETE 22’ PINE 38’ PINE 32’ C. 30’ PINE SEPTIC TANK NOTE: CUT AWAY INSULATED FORMWORK TOP 7 3/4”, REPLACE WITH TEMPORARY FORMWORK DURING CONCRETE POUR DRY WELL GR AV EL DR IVE 25’ PINE BACKFILL COURSE GRAVEL (3/4” MIN.) 6” DRAIN PIPE 3” RIGID INSULATION MAIN CABIN Site METAL LATH EARTH PLASTER TRIM LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING Wall section 8”x14” CONCRETE FOOTING #4 REBAR 2” RIGID INSULATION 2” FINE GRAVEL 2” CONCRETE SLAB 1 4’-6” 1 2 6’-3” 1 1 WH 5’-8” 12’-8” 3 1 2x4 BEAM 2 BUNKHOUSE LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING TYP. NOTE: LINE UP RAFTERS WITH STUDS 2 2 A2 5,7 A2 10’-5” A2 3 2x4 FASCIA BOARD, TYP. 3 4x4 COLUMN ABOVE 4x HEADER 2x4 L.O. TYP. 2x4 BARGE RAFTER, TYP. 4,6 5 1/8”x15” GLULAM RIDGE BEAM 2x6 RAFTERS @ 24” O.C. 2x4 BEAM 7’-0” Roof framing and floor plan 2’-4” 6x6 TIE 4x6 RIDGE BEAM 2’-6” PORCH ROOF OVERFRAMED 2x6 RAFTERS @ 24” O.C. 3’-3” 4x4 COLUMN EAVE: 1’-6” PORCH RAKE: 1’-0” 2’-6” PORCH EAVE: 0’-4” 6x6 COLUMN, TYP. ESIDENTIA RAKE: 1’-10” Cooke City Bunkhouse 2011 Spring, ARCH 476 (Residential Construction) 1” RIGID POLYISOCYANURATE INSULATION (R - 7) 5 1/2” RIGID INSULATION (R - 38) SPRAY FOAM INSULATION TO FILL TOP OF WALL, CRACKS, AROUND WINDOW, ETC. (R - 3 per inch) STRAW BALES (R - 27-54) 3 1/2” BATT INSULATION (R - 11) 3” RIGID INSULATION (R - 21) South elevation R-values of wall materials COMMERCI Bathhouse indoor pool rendering using Google Sketchup, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Japanese Bathhouse 2007 Spring, ARCH 284 (Beginning Studio) & 222 (Computer Graphics) After researching historical examples of urban building form and bathhouse function in Japan, I designed a contemporary bathhouse reminiscent of earlier precedents. Plans of second floor teahouse, main floor bathhouse, and basement mechanical COMMERCI Handmade concrete tile for bathhouse walls with glass inserts for light penetration. Japanese Bathhouse 2007 Spring, ARCH 284 (Beginning Studio) I designed and made a concrete tile for the bathhouse, gaining hands-on experience in making terrazo tiles. I also looked at how my bathhouse interacted with surrounding buildings. Bathhouse, with black roof, set within neighborhood of studio model. Repeated tile pattern as it would look installed. COMMERCI Sunrise Plaza 2011 Fall, contracted project for Paul Hansen of Central Oregon Investment. I developed initial sketches of a proposed commercial building through a series of iterations based on clientâ€™s requests. TECHNICAL stainless steel coping metal bracing, 10’ o.c. wood support garland cold applied modified bitumen roof membrane, per manufacturer weather resistant barrier concrete paver 1/2” densglas exterior gypsum board garland intensive green roof, per manufacturer sheet metal flashing rigid insulation, per garland installation instructions modular brick veneer with adjustable ties 3” rigid insulation 3” metal deck with 5” concrete slab weather resistant barrier shelf angle 1/2” densglas exterior gypsum board metal plate 6” 20 gage metal stud wall at 2’ o.c. 1/2” gypsum sheet metal flashing wood trim metal shelf angle welded to metal embedded in concrete slab 18” castellated steel beam, 10’ o.c. supported by 6” steel columns at wall loose lintel flashing sealant with backer rod kawneer 451ut window header ppg starphire clear glazing levolux 700x69 aerofoil fin attached by levolux triniti aluminum bracket Construction drawing from Building Enclosures window head at brick wall to top of parapet Mandi Murray 1 1/2”=1’-0” Technical Learning 2010 Fall, ARCH 471 (Building Enclosures) 2008 Fall, ARCH 461 (Structural Behavior) Using AutoCAD, I drew construction details for a theoretical architecture studio space in Eugene. Along with structural stability of the building, I focused on how the envelope could let in the most daylight, self-ventilate, and control temperature. To culminate a quarter looking at forces, my group made a model tower using only wood and string and then tested its ability to withstand loads. Tower from Structural Behavior Details of tower Putting it to the test ACOUSTIC Model with noise-controlling changes: treated tackable surface, carpet, non-parallel wall Laser pointer reflections reduced Laser pointer (representing sound source) Acoustical Exploration 2011 Fall, Independent Project Using foil as hard reflective surfaces and exposed foamboard as absoptive surfaces, I modeled different versions of a classroom from a concurrent studio project. Excessive reflection of the laser pointer "noise" was reminiscent of traditional classrooms while I sought for less reflection, signifying a more acoustically-controlled space. Parallel Non-parallel All hard walls Absoptive wall Hard floor Carpet Plan of classroom model Traditional classroom has excessive noise due to hard surfaces as shown by significant laser pointer reflections in model OVERNME Activity nodes in and around classroom Jasper School 2011 Fall, ARCH 485 (Advanced Studio) As part of the 2011-2012 Sustainable Cities Initiative, my terminal studio teamed up with City of Springfield and Springfield School District officials to design a new K-8 school. Second floor plan OVERNME Vicinity plan with proposed city hall in purple and 8th Avenue Great Civic Street in darker gray vicinity plan Eugene City Hall 2010 Fall, ARCH 484 (Intermediate Studio) I designed a new city hall on the same site as the existing city hall and using the existing waffleslab structure. As the building is currently being used, I phased each step of construction in order to maintain the site as city hall throughout the process. I presented ideas to Mayor Kitty Piercy as well as other interested city employees. Public Works Engineering Planning & Development Human Resources Municipal Court Manager’s Office City Prosecutor’s Office Second floor story 2nd floor planplan showing punched-out waffle grid letting in light to lower1”=20’-0” East elevation Information Services OVERNME Section perspective looking down long exhibit space Memaloose Rest Area 2008 Fall, ARCH 484 (Intermediate Studio) INTERIOR INSULATING WINDOW SHADES DOUBLE CASEMENT, LOW-E ARGON, OPERABLE WINDOWS As a studio, we defined rest areas to mean more than just toilets and information signs and then individually designed a rest area along the Columbia River Gorge. Working with the University of Oregon Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory and their Energy Scheming software, I modeled how to passively heat and ventilate the building. ROOFING REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE 4” RIGID INSULATION 1/2” GYPSUM BOARD METAL EXTERIOR (REPLACED WITH WOOD SLATS) INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS (ICF) SUCH AS GREENBLOCK; R-VALUE 24 FOR 6” CORE 1/2” GYPSUM BOARD SOUTH SUN REINFORCED CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB STRUCTURE (REPLACED WITH CONCRETE FOUNDATION) 3” PERIMETER & UNDERSLAB RIGID INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS FROM ENERGY SCHEMING MODEL Re-designed building has sunshine lighting both north and south faces. Southern windows let in direct solar gain to heat the building and northern windows let in the magnificent Columbia Gorge views. Various energy studies conducted throughout design process. WEST ELEVATION Elevations 1/16” = 1’ 0” SOUTH ELEVATION 1/16” = 1’ 0” OVERNME Illustrative plan showing existing buildings in red and proposed development in tan. Lane Community College Long-Term Master Plan 2011 Winter, ARCH 484 (Intermediate Studio) Lane Community College (LCC) was built in the late-1960s but has not had an updated campus plan since then. Through a three-day design charrette at LCC with its users and several subsequent meetings, my group designed a long-term plan for expansion based on well-defined axes and better accessibility. I specifically focused on options for the Center building renovation. By taking off the southern-most bay of the Center, the East-West axis across campus is maintained ACADEMIC LEARNING SERVICES DINING LIBRARY KITCHEN LIBRARY SOUTHERN BAY REMOVED FIRST FLOOR: DINING & FOOD SERVICES Center building renovation plans SECOND FLOOR: LEARNING COMMONS THIRD FLOOR: LEARNING COMMONS FOURTH FLOOR: CLASSROOMS & OFFICES MANDI VANCE I'm an undergraduate architecture student at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR expecting to graduate March of 2012. I love architecture of all forms but especially buildings unique to their location and responsive to the environmental conditions around them. I also play the violin and am aware of how building form and material affects tone. Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a Masters in Architectural Acoustics. (541) 515-0469 ArchitectureBabble@gmail.com