Colleen McDonough Architectural Portfolio 2013
A selection of my bachelor of architecture work samples.
COLLEEN MCDONOUGH: WORK SAMPLES firstname.lastname@example.org 944 Heber ton Street P i t t s b u r g h , PA 15 2 0 6 41 2 . 3 6 3 . 3 2 7 0 A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO RELIEF Undergraduate Thesis 30 Weeks Professor Christine Gorby The issue of shelter af ter disaster is o f te n a g r e a t s o u rc e o f c o n t rove r s y. A por tion of the debate is rooted in what type of shelter is preferable a f t e r a n a t u r a l d i s a s t e r. Ty p i c a l l y , people live in temporar y housing for a period of time longer than initially intended. The current opinion of many non-government organizations (NGOs) is to skip the temporar y housing phase of recover y and move straight into building permanent public infrastructure. This proposition seems ideal, but becomes problematic in execution for those in inadequate situations while politicians debate infrastructure improvements. Te m p o r a r y h o u s i n g af ter a disaster is something that is going to develop whether or not NGOs authorize it. A type of temporar y housing that can adapt to its inhabitants is needed. A house that is able to arrive at the site of the d i s a s te r qu i c k l y. A h o u s e t h a t i s n ’ t made with toxic agents. A house that w i l l u t i l i z e t h e p r i n c i p l e s o f l i g h t , a i r, and quality materials to facilitate a healthier living experience. Garden Plot, provides inhabitants with an important part of recovery as people feel empowered through producing their own food Interior Water Tank, used for kitchen and bathroom needs Self Composting Toilet ST DISA E RIK R ST ES Mate cqu rial a pre n ted e at erec isitio arriv ins me is rials g l fra Mate ction be Stee u d pro s begin ca fabri tion facto ry an d we and lded ther toge appli e ls are pane SIP f frame o roof Individual Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) ﬁn d as ishe d ﬂo or a nd appli ed inse rted pin ship ls are pane d on: SIP mble asse me f fra or o Interi Exploded view of interior wall before and after panels are snapped together rio Exte r of fram e r, wate Fire, and verm in re pelle re nt a a ows Wind nd d oors are a to cked ed in pack s unpa ip s are s are Unit Unit cargo sh to on g co ntain ers, load ed rran ged nd a Corrugated rooﬁng can be applied to existing roof in cases of extreme weather Interior module has been pulled in for transport Interior “pull out” portion of the module Outer portion of module Panels “snap together to form ceiling and ﬂoor SIP Panels provide for materials to be easily customized and interchanged SIP Panelling allows windows and doors to be efﬁciently inserted and customized gate ongre ms c Victi ergency Cross m d E e R in : ent lters She d Cresc hes, rc e or R ies, chu etc. it facil asiums, n gym ands anity b bris cle e mun Com er for d th e e it g s to e n th up o ated reloc elters: of Sh ls are Loca porary the care m , e T ts n to ps, te . cam ves, etc ti rela y unit mm f Co riorate se o Sen s to dete seek m in ls g a e u y fro b awa divid as in space lters te e priva orary sh p tem are cks n blo munity in datio nt m Foun y the co immine f b o id n o la ipati antic f e reli its g un rryin , ip ca st port re o sh Carg s at nea then e arriv iners are loaded rt d ta n n a co cked nspo r tra unpa ucks fo tr into s land s acro roofs and to hes Porc dded on e at it a are les on s of u mod iscretion d e th ants it b a inh COMMUNIT Y WATER TREATMENT FACILIT Y Fa l l S e m e s te r 2 010 15 Weeks Professor Sandra Staub This project is par t of a larger urban design scheme for The Lower Don L a n d s i n To r o n t o , C a n a d a . The community plan focused on creating new urban space from brown fields and revitalizing the Don River that flows through the site. Another goal of this project sought to restore the river to its original course, as well as the marsh lands that had once been present on the site before development. At the hear t of the community is the proposed water treatment and c o m m u n i t y c e n t e r. T h e p r o c e s s i n g of community water is handled in several dif ferent ways including UV radiation, sand tanks, and a method that takes the water through the land, plant roots, and coursing down broad stairs to filter it back into the Don River and out to Lake Ontario. S ec o nd F l oor P l a n Third F l oor P l a n Four th F l oor P l a n F if th F l o or P l a n S TUDIES FROM ABROAD: ROME, ITALY S p r i n g S e m e s te r 2 011 15 Weeks While studying in Rome, Italy during t h e s p r i n g o f 2 011, t h e r e we r e several exercises both digital and hand drawn, to foster comprehension o f t h e c u l t u r e a n d h i s to r y o f t h e c i t y. Route Map Walk 1 Week Professor Allan Ceen The first was a series of car tographic walks exploring ancient to renaissance pathways through the c i t y. Sketching key streets and landmarks af ter the walk was crucial to understanding the impact of the p a r t i c u l a r p a t h to t h e c i t y. Thorp Competition 1 Week Professor David Sabatello 1st Place The second was a collaborative competition between architecture and landscape architecture to design an installation celebrating 150 years of Italian unity in and around Piazza Ve n e z i a i n Ro m e . Route Map Walk Thorp Competition RELOCATION OF THE BARNES ART MUSEUM S p r i n g S e m e s te r 2 010 15 Weeks Professor Ute Poerschke Fi r s t Fl oor Pl an Ex p an ded G al l er y This project focused on building a new home for the Barnes Foundation a f te r i t s m ove f ro m M a r i o n , PA to P h i l a d e l p h i a , PA . T h e d e s i g n fo r t h e gallery is based on Barnesâ€™ original idea of wanting the ar twork in his galler y to be viewed independently o f g e n r e , a r t i s t o r c h ro n o l o g y. In r e s p o n s e t o t h i s i d e a , t h e g a l l e r y i n S econ d Fl oor Pl an t h e r e l o c a t e d m u s e u m i s c o m p r i s e d O ri g i n al G al l er y of a system of tracks, so panels of the ar twork can be moved around and r e c o n f i g u r e d . T h i s way, t h e g a l l e r y can be as it was originally in the Barnes, or it can be changed up to b e ex p e r i e n c e d d i f fe r e n t l y. HAJJAR COMPETITION: A SOLITARY RESIDENCE S p r i n g S e m e s te r 2 010 1 Week Professor Ute Poerschke 2nd Place The goal of this one-week charrette was to design a residence in State C o l l e g e , PA b a s e d o n p a i n t i n g s f ro m the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia, PA . Focusing on three paintings that por trayed the subjects as solitar y or alone, Pablo Picasso’s Head of a Woman, Monet’s Bateau Atelier, and Modigliani’s Jeune Fille Au Corsage a Pois, influenced the spatial design of the home, which is just large enough to be comfor table for one person. Steel Str uc tur e Mo net L if t F ir s t F l oor P l a n Gr avel Dr ive P ic a s so Mo diglia ni N S ec o nd F l oor P l a n Third F l oor P l a n K i t chen Dining B at hroom S t udy Li vi n g Room B edroom EDUCATING THE S TRIP: A GREEN LIBRARY Fall Semester 2009 15 Weeks Professor Malcolm Woolen The central thesis of this project was to design a librar y for the busy strip mall and shopping area along the S t a te C o l l e g e , PA m a i n t h o ro u g h fa r e , Nor th Ather ton Street. Since the strip is usually a place of waste and big box stores, and libraries are centers of learning and education, the idea was to create a green and sustainable library in the hopes of educating strip culture in methods of conservation. The librar y features rammed ear th construction walls, a bioswale parking lot, and a green roof, among other environmental responses. Non -Fi ct i on Fi ct i on Chi l dren an d Teen S un ken Readi n g G arden