Portfolio of Work
Work completed during the Master of Architecture degree program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and professionally.
debo adeniyi debo adeniyi education Master of Architecture University of Illinois School of Architecture; Champaign, IL // Design Concentration Syracuse University School of Architecture; Syracuse, NY // Candidate; Full Design Advanced Standing Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies University of Illinois School of Architecture; Champaign, IL École Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Versailles; Versailles, France professional AECOM Boston, MA SD, DD, CD phases Designer transportation studio_projects: Riyadh Metro; Logan International Airport Terminal B expansion and renovation for United Airlines; Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Green Line Extension Ball Square Station; JFK International Airport Terminal One Expansion Proposal Gensler New York, NY DD, CD phases Intern Architect education + work studio_ projects: Local Union 1199 SEIU Fit-Out; Boston Consulting Group interiors prepared construction document packages in collaboration with project manager/senior staff; sourced materials through vendor library and reviewed furniture specifications; created visualizations for client meetings and presentations Gensler Chicago, IL CD phase Intern Architect lifestyle flex II studio_ projects: PNC Bank Branch Prototype Rollout; New Frontiers Research Team prepared construction documents banking branch offices in illinois and wisconsin; proposed weekly test fits for existing branch locations in collaboration with senior associate/senior staff; assisted in standard digital organization for branch rollout variations; created visualizations for client meetings and presentations skills Revit Adobe Illustrator Autocad Adobe InDesign Rhino Adobe Photoshop 3DsMax Microsoft Office SketchUp+vRay 185 Lexington Street #1 | Boston, MA 02128 | 617.970.5296 | email@example.com research + reviews Syracuse University School of Architecture; Syracuse, NY Design Research Assistant // continuous folded surfaces University of Illinois School of Architecture; Champaign, IL Juror // sophomore level design Juror // junior level design awards “plotscape”, d3 close the gap competition; new york, ny + houston, tx selected for exhibition gensler diversity scholarship national finalist edward c. earl prize in design nomination david ashby memorial scholarship in architecture university of illinois international scholarship university of illinois presidents award service architecture student advisory council mentoring program| mentoring member national organization of minority architecture students|activities chair versailles study abroad program student representative east st. louis action research project community outreach american institute of architecture students 01 02 interface hotel Boutique Hotel nominated for Edward C. Earl Prize market economy International Competition: Emerging New York Architects 03 04 05 langley underground Museum for the history of grain and agriculture plotscape International Competition: d3 Close The Gap selected for exhibit in New York City & Houston stitch National Competition: Architecture for Humanity 06 parallel bars International Competition: UIA Tokyo 2011 PNC Bank Branch Gensler Chicago 08 glx extension: ball square station AECOM 09 10 terminal b renovation + expansion AECOM sketches of europe Hand Sketching professional work 07 project type Boutique Hotel duration 01 14 weeks location Chicago, IL studio critic Art Kaha Project name interface hotel nominated for edward c. earl prize in design A hotel that uses the relationship of light and dark to provoke personal introspection. Emerging out of the perimeter block typology so common to the urban environment of Chicago, the proposed hotel rises above the immediate site. The implementation of a lightweight, perforated facade engrosses the risen block, manifesting into an adorned sculpture. The facade becomes an interface, the intercon- nection between a hotel guest and the unique urban context. At once, the sculpted facade creates a play of light, shadow, and transparency while providing a distinct level of privacy within each room. B ground floor 1 ENTRY 2 VESTIBULE 3 RECEPTION 4 LOBBY 5 OFFICE 6 RESTAURANT 7 KITCHEN 8 DOCKING/LOADING 9 PARKING 10 11 open to below 12 open to below open to below 16 13 B 15 14 first floor 10 EXERCISE ROOM 11 EMPLOYEE BREAK ROOM 12 READING ROOM 13 DAY BAR/EVENING CAFE 14 SCREENING ROOM 15 MECHANICAL 16 STORAGE B 5 first floor 2 3 second-fourth floors B 6 4 1 22 17 7 open to below 21 18 second-fourth floors 17 FAMILY UNIT 18 STANDARD EAST UNIT 19 CORNER UNIT 20 STANDARD SOUTH UNIT 21 QUAD UNIT 22 SINGLE UNIT 23 STORAGE open to below 8 9 B 23 20 ground floor 19 B the perimeter the lift the block north perspective south perspective the “introvert” the “extrovert” the proposal section a T east elevation section b entry lobby + Atrium FACADE CONNECTION detail A. DOUBLE LAYER ANODIZED ALUMINUM PANEL B. VERTICAL HANGER ASSEMBLY C. METAL WALKWAY ASSEMBLY D. DOUBLE LOW-E GLAZING the screen AS A MECHANISM THAT MUST BE AT ONCE BOLD AND SUBTLE, THE INTERFACE EMPLOYS A LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORATED FACADE SYSTEM. THE BESPOKE QUALITY PROJECTS AN ICONIC IMAGE UPON THE URBAN CONDITION. A B D C typical east unit typical east unit convert existing foundations to plinth for transit station project type International Competition duration 02 9 weeks location New York, NY studio critic Kevin Erickson KNEstudio public food market Project name market economy a proposal for a public food market to serve the greater harlem community. Harlem is experiencing an unprecedented lack of access to quality food. This culturally vibrant epicenter is a food desert on the island of Manhattan. Recognizing this as a crisis for the expansive neighborhood, MARKET economy responds to the inevitable need for a permanent public market. At once, the pro- community educational facilities form upper enclosure of food market posed market performs as a meeting place for physical nourishment and social culture for the Greater Harlem community with additional support of Nourishing New Yorkâ€™s educational food facilities and a water vehicle transit station. DESERT. This is Greater Harlem as it exists today. the current population is estimated at over 373,000 people. However, this population is only served with EIGHT dismal supermarkets and a plethora of small, insufficient bodegas. vacancy. There is an opportunity in Harlemâ€™s vacant lots to grow the necessary food to feed the community. learn. occupy. sell. The new market facility, specifically the incubator, will teach the community to grow and harvest there own food. Incubator participants will then occupy the vacant lots of Harlem to grow food. Participants will have the ability to return to the market with their newly cultivated food and sell their items in the public market. grow. 373 ,00 0 people Each participant will cultivate a vacant lot in the community. they will use the skills learned in the incubator to do so. pro xim how will Harlem benefit from a public food market? har lem on ap lati opu curr ent p there are only eight supermarkets in the greater harlem area? most low income harlem residents obtain their food from small nearby bodegas. ate ly did you know the market utilizing an existing transfer station structure operated by the city for trash collection, the project creates new produce rather than continue wasteful processes. lobby offices classrooms auditorium incubator bridge test kitchens open to below lounge second floor second floor cafe gallery ferry platform bridge small boat dock ticketing hall cafe/lounge administration first floor transit floor public market DN incubator lobby ground floor ground floor teaching auditorium upper lobby project type Museum duration 03 14 weeks location Langley, IL studio critic Vidar Lerum Visitors first encounter the museum through a linear forecourt Project name Envisioned an underground labyrinth for that provides a transition fromasthe surrounding prairie. langley underground the discovery of agricultural artifacts from the an agricultural history museum encountered through a linear forecourt providing a transition from the surrounding prairie. past and present, the parti ultimately translates into a horizontal plane that merges with the surrounding Midwestern landscape, mediated with a long intersecting vertical element that conversely emerges from the terrain. At itsâ€™ highest point, museum visitors are invited to ascend the tower to encounter and reflect on southern views of the prairie. Below the museumâ€™s surface, natural light enters the galleries through a series of skylights that illuminate the darkened volumes, provoking a sense of inescapable immediacy with the artifacts. existing grain elevator submerge galleries open landscape intersect with observation tower observation admin admin cafe/ gift shop scholar offices/library studio auditorium entry main gallery mech. small exhibits archive small exhibits galleries observation + views main circulation service access forecourt railroad parking existing grain elevator main access n site plan D C 15 15 B C A 14 AA 14 cafe D C 15 20 18 18m D E 19 14m 4m D 20 C +1 cafe floor 19 17 service drive 15 18 16 temporary exhibit A AA gift shop 13 9m 15 16 14 D C 14m 14 4m 16 17 15 B permanent collection 14 C +2 gift shop floor 15 C 12 auditorium D BB 13 loading/ receiving 14 13 open to below archives D 9 BB BB 12 12 8 10 9 storage 13 11 14 10 11 6m 15 14 12 16 BB lobby/reception 11 10 7 10 6 15 8 7 11 small items exhibit storage 9 6 5 9 studio 8 5 7 3 4 15 7 8 4 restoration lab/ preparation lab existing grain elevator observation lodge 14 1 4 5 1 2 5 6 2 3 6 reading room E AA D D C C +5 observation floor D A -1 floor B B A AA +0 ground floor 1 3m C 2 1 14 2 3 3 mechanical room 4 scholar open offices floor plans: levels -1 through +5 small exhibits gallery metal scrim armature permeable concrete pavers standing seam metal panels ipe wood rainscreen frosted glass skylights corten steel retaining wall steel joists column + slab structure gallery roof and tower structure building materials axonometric exterior from gallery roof project type International Competition duration 04 2 weeks location New York, NY studio critic Kevin Erickson KNEstudio Project name plotscape selected for d3 exhibit in new york city and houston A leisure park reimagining the east river greenway for the 21st century. Working with tactics centered on the speed and spectacle of the city, PLOTscape provides a strategy to transform and augment the public eastern edge of Manhattan. New York City is full; the city dweller is constantly bombarded with the fullness of imagery, people, sound, and speed. Responding to the ubiquitous density of the metropolis with opportunities to slow down and escape, the tectonic scape of various-sized plots provides a gradient of scaled interaction ranging from large groups to the isolated individual. The armature mediates the speed of urban activity as one progresses from the edge to the isolated plots at the extent. *team: Philippine dâ€™Averstaedt+Katherine Palarz project type National Competition Project name stitch duration 05 8 weeks location Charleston, SC studio critic Anne Munly Lori Brown + Brett Snyder a masterplan which capitalizes on a prototypical intervention for a spiritually segregated southern city. This proposal will begin to stitch some of Charlestonâ€™s best features in its dynamic neighborhoods. Expanding the programâ€™s area to incorporate a nodal-specific congregation amenity, three transit hubs for light rail trains and existing city buses will provide an outdoor urban space. A large grandstand seating device is placed on each site which allows for people to be involved in interactions in flexible arrangements. These solutions create a community fabric, which will break down the solidarity of cultures which presently exists. These new centers will play a key role in the culture revolution of Charleston. original team: Scott Bascom+Trevor Manders sumter dge + rutle ashley river ? ng eti st ad bro reet + me calhou ge led r n + ut cooper river proposed light rail route existing bus route existing highways existing boat docks religious centers 100+ religion charleston religion by percentage Aside from being one of the oldest cities in this country’s history, it was at one time one of the largest cities in the Colonial States. Charleston was able to prosper in its early days, in part, because of its stance on religious freedom. Charleston is known as “the holy city” and this can be seen through the skyline and its abundance of iconic religious structures. Charleston’s religious tolerance has contributed to the culture of Charleston by providing residency for members of different faiths from different cultures and countries. baptist other catholic religious claim half isolation while Religion has contributed to the diversity of Charleston’s population; however, there remains a problem within the diversity of the city in that its residents remain segregated by their demographic. one’s allegiance to his or her church partially eliminates an opportunity for meeting and integration with other religions, denominations, races and social classes. Many of the churches in Charleston provide education and community centers for its youth and events and festivals for its members. instead of using the competition site... ? what if we expand amenities throughout the city? meeting street + broad sumter + rutledge calhoun + rutledge project type International Competition duration 06 14 weeks location Tsukuba, Japan studio critic Botond Bognar Project name parallel bars A research and institutional facility envisioned for japanâ€™s aging population in 2050. The key to Tsukubaâ€™s prosperity in 2050 is visible today. In reaction to the strong presence of an existing north-south thruway along the site, this proposal centers around the introduction of a parallel spine which contains two large flexible research facilities to bind this divided condition. The addition of a continuous park space running atop the 7m high research hub provides a substantial public recreational passage with access to a medical institute, housing facilities for permanent residents and an aging population, as well as auxiliary program for global welfare and international guests. pond existing road 19 research park proposed cross axial existing green space road tsukuba technical university educational facility planed housing proposed cross axial road res hospital on hp earc res d l ne tun arch pon h arc e res ply sup sma ll c reek d d on hp earc research annex road rese d roa 408 maglev transport 100m system 50m 25m university of tsukuba 237 wC program summary summary welcome center 75 hectares rF rA rT program Guests of the research site are greeted by a large cantilevered structure located directly over the intersection of existing road19 and the proposed cross-axial road. Amenities include a large cafe and auditorium with views to the extents of the site, as well as direct access to the site transportation system. eC research [facilities+annex+towers] As the largest program on the 30 hectare site, the research facilities are home to an unprecedented 1000m long continuous flexible hub. Research is centered on the strength of Japanâ€™s existing science and technology resource. The addition of water purification strategies focused on stemming the global need for potable water in developing nations are explored in the various research ponds across the site. program elderly care facilities summary Facilities for the aging population are laterally connected to the research hub via an extension of the continuous park. The ramped structure houses private care facilities across two levels with the lower leading to the heavily forested area. dispersed research? iR program international responsibility headquarters summary Dozens of global organizations including UN, WHO, and Red Cross are housed in a large easterly complex. Offices and conference rooms are placed under a large public landscape roof. An extended plaza with small-scale retail along its perimeter is accessed from the continuous park or existing green space to the far east. hC program housing commons summary bridged research? centralized research Living facilities for both permanent and temporary residents are located in the northwest section of the site. Density is encouraged through stacked housing while premium apartments are lifted slightly off of the surface. All facilities are connected to the research hub and continuous park via a pedestrian bridge. mI program medical institute summary The medical institute contains classrooms, demonstration laboratories, a large auditorium hall, and cafe. The continuous park extends and slopes towards the east to form a large plaza space at ground level. Access to the research hub is facilitated through elevators located at the entrance to the institute. small scale retail below park level park access ramp continuous park surface research light well research zone curtain wall system pedestrian passage continuous park research facilities road 19 project type Project name pnc bank: Gensler Chicago branch offices duration 07 12 weeks summer 2011 location Chicago, IL client PNC a leed silver certified prototype for pnc offices throughout chicago, surrounding illinois suburbs, and wisconsin. Work completed as part of the Gensler Chicago PNC Bank branch rollout seven-member project team. Individual contribution consisted of preparation of extensive construction documents in Revit Architecture as well as 3D visualizations with 3DStudioMax and Adobe Photoshop. Additional duties were dedicated to creating client and municipal presentation documents utilizing Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. project type AECOM duration 08 8 months location Somerville, MA Client MBTA Project name glx extension: ball square station a new at-grade station for bostonâ€™s existing green line T that will serve the nearby somerville and medford communities. Work completed as a designer with AECOM Boston. As the lead junior designer for Ball Square station, my contribution included reviewing and designing the post 30 percent Revit-based architectural scope received from a previous consortium. Extensive design development efforts went into adapting the proto- typical design criteria established through the MBTA. The final deliverable included two construction documentation packages at an interim stage and a full 60 percent pricing set, both of which were assembled in Revit. project type AECOM duration 09 Project name terminal b renovation + expansion 2012 - present location Boston, MA client Massport a new airport terminal and expansion serving united airlines Work completed as a designer with AECOM Boston. As a designer, my contribution included creating multiple facade studies exploring both color interlayer and fritted glazing options for the client. The horizontality of the parti expressed in the color gradient frit option was ultimately chosen. Additional design development efforts went into interior design presentations for airport concourse zones as well as wayfinding signage and arrival lobby studies. a market in Mykonos project type Analog Sketching Project name sketches of europe duration 10 2008-2009 Versailles Study Abroad location Europe studio critic Jim Warfield Alejandro Lapunzina a selection of analytical and hand sketches completed throughout travels in western europe. In order for one to create architecture, there must be a significant study of the environments which they are development for. It is necessary for any successful designer to fashion a deep passion for the analysis and documentation of the physical. The following is a visual journal of my observations, both of architec- ture of the present and the past. All sketches were completed during the University of Illinois School of Architecture study abroad program in Versailles, France. A street in Mykonos Metro System - Bilbao Guggenheim Museum - Bilbao A street in Mykonos Sailboat passing through Delos