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 research + reviews 185 Lexington Street #1 | Boston, MA 02128 | 617.970.5296 | firstname.lastname@example.org 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 interface hotel 02 Boutique Hotel nominated for Edward C. Earl Prize market economy International Competition: Emerging New York Architects 03 04 langley underground Museum for the history of grain and agriculture plotscape 05 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 07 08 09 10 PNC Bank Branch Gensler Chicago glx extension: ball square station AECOM terminal b renovation + expansion AECOM sketches of europe Hand Sketching professional work project type Boutique Hotel duration 01 14 weeks location 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. Chicago, IL studio critic Art Kaha 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 10 11 open to below 12 open to below open to below 16 ground floor 1 ENTRY 2 VESTIBULE 3 RECEPTION 4 LOBBY 5 OFFICE 6 RESTAURANT 7 KITCHEN 8 DOCKING/LOADING 9 PARKING 13 B 15 14 5 first floor 3 2 B second-fourth floors 6 B 4 1 22 17 first floor 10 EXERCISE ROOM 11 EMPLOYEE BREAK ROOM 12 READING ROOM 13 DAY BAR/EVENING CAFE 14 SCREENING ROOM 15 MECHANICAL 16 STORAGE 7 21 open to below 18 8 9 open to below B 23 20 19 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 ground floor 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 A B C D 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. typical east unit typical east unit convert existing foundations to plinth for transit station public food market community educational facilities form upper enclosure of food market project type International Competition duration Project name market economy a proposal for a public food market to serve the greater harlem community. 02 9 weeks location New York, NY Kevin Erickson KNEstudio studio critic 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- 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. The new market facility, specifically the incubator, will teach the community to grow and harvest there own food. occupy. Incubator participants will then occupy the vacant lots of Harlem to grow food. sell. Participants will have the ability to return to the market with their newly cultivated food and sell their items in the public market. grow. Each participant will cultivate a vacant lot in the community. they will use the skills learned in the incubator to do so. curr ent p how will Harlem benefit from a public food market? har lem opu did you know there are only eight supermarkets in the greater harlem area? most low income harlem residents obtain their food from small nearby bodegas. lati on ap pro xim ate ly 373 ,00 0 people 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. incubator lobby offices classrooms incubator lounge auditorium lobby gallery open to below cafe ferry platform bridge bridge small boat dock ticketing hall test kitchens second floor cafe/lounge second floor first floor administration transit floor ground floor ground floor DN public market teaching auditorium upper lobby project type Museum duration Project name Envisioned an underground labyrinth for that provides a transition fromas the 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. Visitors first encounter the museum through a linear forecourt 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€™ 03 14 weeks location Langley, IL studio critic Vidar Lerum 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 open landscape submerge galleries 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 C 15 D cafe AA 14 B +1 cafe floor E 20 C C 4m 19 14m C 18m 18 20 service drive 17 temporary exhibit 19 15 D D D gift shop permanent collection A AA 4m 15 17 B 14m 16 C 14 16 13 BB lobby/reception 16 15 9m D 14 12 14 BB loading/ receiving auditorium 14 +2 gift shop floor C D 6m 15 11 10 12 13 11 storage archives 13 open to below 9 13 10 14 15 C 8 12 BB 12 9 small items exhibit 10 11 7 studio 5 9 6 9 7 restoration lab/ preparation lab 4 8 5 7 8 15 storage 6 10 8 11 BB D 3 existing grain elevator reading room 7 2 6 3 observation lodge 1 5 2 5 6 scholar open offices 4 1 mechanical room 3 2 3 14 4 +0 ground floor D AA 3m 1 C C AA D floor plans: levels -1 through +5 E D -1 floor +5 observation floor A B A B C 14 2 1 15 4 14 15 16 18 14 A 15 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 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. New York, NY Kevin Erickson KNEstudio studio critic 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 *team: Philippine dâ€™Averstaedt+Katherine Palarz 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. project type National Competition duration Project name stitch a masterplan which capitalizes on a prototypical intervention for a spiritually segregated southern city. 05 8 weeks location Charleston, SC studio critic Lori Brown + Brett Snyder Anne Munly 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 original team: Scott Bascom+Trevor Manders 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. sumter ashley river + rutle dge calhou r n + ut ? me ng eti st ge led reet + ad bro 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 isolation religious claim 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. half 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 Project name parallel bars A research and institutional facility envisioned for japanâ€™s aging population in 2050. 06 14 weeks location Tsukuba, Japan studio critic Botond Bognar 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. existing road 19 research park educational facility proposed cross axial road pond existing green space tsukuba technical university planed housing proposed cross axial road res earc hp on d hp research annex d pon e res res arc earc h sup ply on d tun ne l sma ll c reek hospital 237 arch rese d roa road 408 50m 25m 100m maglev transport system university of tsukuba wC program rF rA rT program summary welcome center summary research [facilities+annex+towers] 75 hectares 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 program 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. 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. iR program international responsibility headquarters 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. summary small scale retail below park level dispersed research? hC program summary housing commons 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 summary bridged research? medical institute 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. centralized research park access ramp continuous park surface research light well research zone curtain wall system pedestrian passage continuous park road 19 research facilities project type Project name pnc bank: Gensler Chicago branch offices duration 07 location 12 weeks summer 2011 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 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. 08 8 months location Somerville, MA Client MBTA 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 Project name terminal b renovation + expansion 09 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 duration Versailles Study Abroad Project name sketches of europe 10 2008-2009 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