Portfolio 9 Jan 2012
A collection of my finest projects done during my undergraduate study at the University of Oregon.
RESIDENTIAL TECHNICAL MANDI VANCE COMMERCIA GOVERNMEN ACOUSTICS R G RESIDENTIAL TECHNICAL MANDI VANCE COMMERCIA GOVERNMEN ACOUSTICS 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 peoples' 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 ESIDENTIA SECOND FLOOR ALTERED PLANS 1/8" = 1' -0" ORIGINAL ORIGINAL INCREASE THE SIZE OF ONE ROOM BY 50% INCREASE THE NUMBER OF INCREASE THE SQUARE UNITS ON THE LOT TO TWO FOOTAGE BY 50% ACCOMODATING RETAIL SPACE ACCOMODATING OFFICE SPACE ADD A MASTER BEDROOM AND BATHROOM PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT FRON PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT 1/8" = 1' -0" TUDENT PRODUCT OPEN N Plans showing options for rowhouse adaptation FIRST 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 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. EARTH PLASTER METAL LATH 1" RIGID INSULATION 18' PINE 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 METAL FLASHING 2x4 FASCIA BOARD GUTTER NAILING BOARD SPRAY FOAM INSULATION STRAW BALE METAL LATH EARTH PLASTER FRIEZE BLOCK SINGLE TOP PLATE 35' PINE 22' PINE P L 60' PINE 20' PINE 22' PINE 15' PINE HW FUTURE DRAINFIELD 50' PINE 25' 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 METAL LATH EARTH PLASTER TRIM LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING Y 21 2 28' PINE DRAINFIELD 24' PINE H 20 & 22' PINE ELE C. 32' 22' PINE 38' PINE 30' PINE SPRAY FOAM INSULATION AT EDGE 2x10 LEDGER BOLTED TO CONCRETE NOTE: CUT AWAY INSULATED FORMWORK TOP 7 3/4", REPLACE WITH TEMPORARY FORMWORK DURING CONCRETE POUR SEPTIC TANK DRY WELL GR AV EL DR IVE 25' PINE BACKFILL COURSE GRAVEL (3/4" MIN.) 6" DRAIN PIPE 3" RIGID INSULATION 8"x14" CONCRETE FOOTING #4 REBAR 2" RIGID INSULATION 2" FINE GRAVEL 2" CONCRETE SLAB MAIN CABIN Site Wall section A2 3 1 2'-4" 1 2 2 3 WH 3 2'-6" BUNKHOUSE LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING TYP. 2'-6" 2 1 1 4'-6" 3'-3" 6'-3" 10'-5" 5'-8" 1 2 4,6 A2 NOTE: LINE UP RAFTERS WITH STUDS 4x4 COLUMN 2x6 RAFTERS @ 24" O.C. A2 12'-8" 5,7 5 1/8"x15" GLULAM RIDGE BEAM 4x4 COLUMN ABOVE 4x HEADER 4x6 RIDGE BEAM PORCH ROOF OVERFRAMED 2x4 FASCIA BOARD, TYP. ESIDENTIA EAVE: 1'-6" PORCH RAKE: 1'-0" 2x4 BEAM 2x4 BEAM 2x6 RAFTERS @ 24" O.C. 6x6 TIE 6x6 COLUMN, TYP. PORCH EAVE: 0'-4" Roof framing and floor plan 2x4 L.O. TYP. RAKE: 1'-10" 2x4 BARGE RAFTER, TYP. 7'-0" 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 client's requests. TECHNICAL stainless steel coping wood support metal bracing, 10' o.c. garland cold applied modified bitumen roof membrane, per manufacturer concrete paver garland intensive green roof, per manufacturer rigid insulation, per garland installation instructions 3" metal deck with 5" concrete slab shelf angle metal plate 1/2" gypsum wood trim 18" castellated steel beam, 10' o.c. supported by 6" steel columns at wall weather resistant barrier 1/2" densglas exterior gypsum board sheet metal flashing modular brick veneer with adjustable ties 3" rigid insulation weather resistant barrier 1/2" densglas exterior gypsum board 6" 20 gage metal stud wall at 2' o.c. sheet metal flashing metal shelf angle welded to metal embedded in concrete slab 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 Laser pointer reflections reduced Model with noise-controlling changes: treated tackable surface, carpet, non-parallel wall 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 Vicinity plan with proposed city hall in purple and 8th Avenue Great Civic Street in darker gray 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 City Prosecutor's O ce Manager's O ce Second floor plan showing punched-out waffle grid letting in light to lower story 2nd oor plan 1"=20'-0" East elevation Information Services OVERNME Section perspective looking down long exhibit space Memaloose Rest Area 2008 Fall, ARCH 484 (Intermediate Studio) ROOFING REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE 4" RIGID INSULATION 1/2" GYPSUM BOARD 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. 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 magni cent Columbia Gorge views. Various energy studies conducted throughout design process. WEST ELEVATION 1/16" = 1' 0" SOUTH ELEVATION 1/16" = 1' 0" Elevations 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 DINING & FOOD SERVICES Center building renovation plans FIRST FLOOR: 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