Emily Draft Grad School Portfolio v5
A draft of my grad school portfolio version 5. I welcome any and all comments.
Emily Singer Yen TABLE OF CONTENTS CURRICULUM VITAE STUDIES OF BODIES, FORM, AND MOVEMENT EXPERIMENTAL INKS NATURE'S SCULPTURES KNIFE RACK THE STARGAZER CHAIR LIFE EDITED WW KAYAK OUTFITTING CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION ON THE WATERFRONT 3 4 8 10 14 16 18 20 24 Artist's Book 2010, Wood, Hemp, Coffee-Stained Trace Paper, Color Photos 907.317.7459 email@example.com 97 S Main Street Hanover NH 03755 EMILY SINGER YEN EDUCATION Yestermorrow Design/Build School Warren, VT November 2011, May 2011 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH B.A. Major in Studio Art, Minor in Engineering Sciences Major GPA: 3.4/4.0 June 2010 East Anchorage High School Anchorage, AK GPA: 4.03/4.0 Summa Cum Laude, National Merit Finalist, National Honor Student June 2006 RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE Artist-in-Resident - Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT � Apr 2012: Recipient of the Artist/Writer Grant for April 2012; Will develop artistic process, expression, and techniques while collaborating with other artists to share new ideas Administrative Assistant - New Hampshire League of Craftsmen, CraftStudies Hanover, NH � Oct 2011-Present: Administrate the permitting process for building beautification project, Manage financial records and deposits for class registration; Design graphic materials for marketing Architecture/Design Intern - Watershed Studio Architecture, LLC White River Junction, VT � Sept 2010-Present: Contribute to preliminary and schematic designs, site surveys and planning; Create current firm portfolio project sheets and RFQ submittals; Collaborate in graphic design and marketing ventures; Develop and monitor website content; Research products and technologies Intern Instructor - Dartmouth College Studio Art Department Hanover, NH � Jun 2010-Aug 2010: Instructed phases of architecture and photography classes; Critiqued student work; Acted as liaison between students and professors; Prepared for solo exhibition in the Rotunda Entrance of the Hopkins Center; Monitored sculpture woodshop and darkroom Architectural Intern - Livingston Slone Architecture, Inc Anchorage, AK � Jun 2009-Aug 2009: Apprenticed under project architect; Participated in construction inspections and site assessments; Assisted in artist selection for public 1% for art program; Drafted construction and design documents; Researched code and product technologies Volunteer - Jatun Sacha Biological Reserve Tena, Ecuador � Jan 2008-Mar 2008: Directed design for a rural playground in a local community; Applied for funding for the playground project; Assisted in reforestation and organic garden projects; Worked in general grounds construction and building maintenance; Collaborated with local people for all projects SKILLS Computer: Vectorworks AutoCad Google SketchUp Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint Languages: English Chinese Spanish Italian Studio: Woodworking Torch Welding Black/White 35mm Photography Chainsaw Certification Interests: Whitewater Kayaking Mountain Biking Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap Dance LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES REFERENCES Co-Founder, Secretary - Dartmouth Alumni in Design and Architecture Daniel Johnson, AIA 2010-Present: Co-founded the organization with college professors and Watershed Studio Architecture local alumni; Organized first alumni design and architecture exhibition 802.291.7080 firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Chair - Building Oversight Committee, Ledyard Canoe Club (LCC) 2010-2011: Initiated a renovation project for the Ledyard Canoe Club; John Kemp Lee, Led meetings; Developed program statements for future renovation Adjunct Assistant Professor schemes; Collaborated with college administration Dartmouth College 802.295.8746 Programming Chair - Sigma Delta Sorority email@example.com 2009-2010: Coordinated campus-wide events such as a local food awareness cook-off; Facilitated social events for sisterhood Karolina Kawiaka, Senior Lecturer Construction Volunteer - Moosilauke Ravine Lodge 2009: Implemented timber-framing techniques with hand tools in con- Dartmouth College structing a new cabin in the White Mountains; Applied new knowledge 802.376.6974 in other volunteered construction projects i.e. full-scribe cabin for LCC firstname.lastname@example.org 3 STUDIES OF BODIES, FORM, AND MOVEMENT Jun 2005 - Jun 2007; Personal Sketch Studies and Black/White Photography Final Project; Professor Brian Miller Vehicle of Movement 2007 14" x 11" B/W Print Vehicle of Movement 2005 8 1/2" x 11" Pencil Sketch Self Portrait 2007 14" x 11" B/W Print 5 Texture of Skin 2007 11" x 14" B/W Prints Shown in the 2011 Gallery Holiday Sale and Exhibition at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH Beautiful Forms 2007 11" x 14" B/W Prints Shown in the 2011 Gallery Holiday Sale and Exhibition at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH 7 EXPERIMENTAL INKS Sept 2009 - Jun 2010; Drawing II Focus and Senior Seminar Thesis; Professors Colleen Randall, John Kemp Lee, Karolina Kawiaka Test Strips 2009 22" x 36" Ink, Wine, Pink Koolaid, Cumin, Turmeric, Blueberries, Rusted Copper, Coffee, Black Tea Entrails 2010 75" x 24" Oil Paint, Grass, Ink, Coffee, Water on Trace Paper 8 An Act of God 2010 48" x 72" Charcoal, Pink Koolaid, Rusted Copper, Wine, Turmeric Iceberg Ahead! 2009 24" x 36" Ink, Pink Koolaid, Wine, Black Tea, Coffee, Turmeric Collis Art Award Recipient 2009 Mother Medusa 2009 24" x 36" Ink, Pink Koolaid, Rusted Copper, Wine, Turmeric, Coffee NATURE'S SCULPTURES Mar 2010 - Aug 2010; Senior Thesis and Intern Exhibition; Professors John Kemp Lee, Karolina Kawiaka Intuition 2010 11' x 11' x 9' Red Pine Bark, Wire, Thread 2010 Solo Exhibition in the Rotunda Entrance of the Hopkins Center of Art at Dartmouth College Studio 2010 11 Nestling Rocks 10" x 14" x 8" Wood, Rocks Bear Hug 10" x 14" x 4" Wood, Rock Shelter 12" x 14" x 12" Wood, Rocks Artist Book 2010 12" x 8" x 8" Wood, Hemp string, coffee-stained trace paper, color photos 13 KNIFE RACK Jul 2011; Personal Project - learning how to weld and follow through with a design/build process from beginning to end 15 THE STARGAZER CHAIR Nov 2011; Reclaimed Furniture Design/Build Course Project; Instructors Jesse Hooker and Peter Buley Materials: Old structural beam and decorative trim salvaged from factory renovations Concept: Integrates the concept of recycling by using salvaged materials to illustrate a historic system through modern forms. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's reciprocal frame bridge concept, this chair uses friction and gravity to sustain and express weight. Each triangular piece carries an integral part of the chair. Back Rest Arm Rests Seat 17 LIFE EDITED Sept 2010 - Dec 2010; Personal Project - submission for a Jovoto competition sponsored by Treehugger founder Graham Hill Bird's Eye Perspective Competition Objective: Within a 420 SF NYC apartment, innovate spaces for living, working, and entertaining Generate a universal concept to be easily adapted to other smaller spaces Inspire others to thing big and live small Concept: Create a comfortable life style and show that one can live in a small space without inconvenience or drastic change in daily habits Use plants and forms to create a division of space and sense of privacy Rounded couch at center to emphasize social life and facilitate circulation around the smaller space Individually transformative spaces to allow for maximum flexibility in displaying or hiding office, kitchen, bedroom, storage Perspective Depicting Daily Life Perspective Depicting Hidden Options Entrance with Blackboard Notes and Storage Perspective Depicting Table Expansion 19 Whitewater Kayak Outfitting - Bulkhead Adjustment Mar 2010 - Jun 2010; Advanced Product Design; Professors John Collier and Peter Robbie Improved Outfitting Concept Existing Outfitting Problems 1. Difficult to place stiff bulkhead rail back in place after adjustment 2. Awkward body positioning to adjust length of bulkhead 3. Constant loss of wingnuts because there is no place to set them after unscrewing VS Improved Outfitting Solutions 1. Added rail box guides the bulkhead rail to eliminate placement difficulties 2. Easy push or pull motion through the rail box to adjust length 3. Rail box always holds bolts and wingnuts in place so nothing can be lost 4. Simple spring system takes only ~8 min. to adjust outfitting Existing Outfitting 4. Takes ~15 min. to adjust outfitting for ultimate control and safety 21 CONCEPT PROTOTYPING USER TESTING 23 CLUBHOUSE ON THE WATERFRONT: Mar PROJECT RATIONALE 2010 - Present EXISTING PROGRAM LAYOUT Ground Level: MY ROLES WITHIN THIS PROJECT: 1 bath Club Secretary 1 kitchen SITE IMPROV Mar 2009 - 2010 - Initiated project for the Club 2nd Level: - Worked with College administration to gain 1 bath 2 bedrooms approval for initial $500,000 project budget w/ 1 office opportunities to fundraise 1 living rm with fireplace 1 canoe storage, heated 1. Ledyard is 1 of 3 public Connecticut River access points 1. Reduce build in NH. Improve this access point by reconfiguring public boat 2. Restore exis rental storage, rental office, and public circulation routes much as possib 2. Improve club functions and efficiencies in promoting river 3. Remove at le Mar Outbuilding B: 2010 recreation and stewardship through a better reconfiguration 2010 - Dec 4. Consolidate - Olympic/private of spaces and allocated uses rent riverfront s - Established a solid programming statement boat storage 3. Create a better separation between the site's many uses: 5. Take advanta - Explored the limitationsaccess,sensitivities of our riverfront site and rental business, Club activities, residential public management o - Issued an RFQ for a qualified architect to professionally begin the project, and m Outbuilding C: space, river safety, and recreation education capturing - Whitewater boat 4. Consolidate building envelopes for more efficient use of 6. Naturalize an preliminary permitting, and sketch concepts and renderings for fundraising storage space areas as much Co-Chair of Building Oversight Committee Outbuilding A: - Tool storage - Repair space PRELIMINARY PERMIT REVIEW SITE PLAN: EXISTING CONDITIONS AND REGULATORY AREAS 12/01/11 3 3rd Floor Plan TERSHED STUDIO LEDYARD rchitecture CANOE CLUB DARTMOUTH COLLEGE HANOVER, NH 03755 2nd Floor Plan VEMENT GOALS ridge Street White River Junction, VT 05001 ding footprint in 50 ft. Waterfront Buffer sting disturbed surfaces to natural as ble east 1 outbuilding and re-vegetate area Sept 2010 - Present building envelopes to decrease the cursprawl Defined the project goals and issues age of potential innovative storm-water - Collaborated and interned with the selected opportunities i.e. rain catchment systems, architect to living roofs, etc. mitigating roof runoff,prepare schematic designs for prend eliminate impervious and compacted liminary State and Town permitting meetings as possible 02.291.7080 Fax 802.291.7090 e Architectural Design Student/Intern 1st Floor Plan 25 Conceptual Model Site, Topographic, and Landscape Studies Stormwater Management: Green Roof and Rain Catchment Club: Gear Storage Club: Boat Storage Residential: Bedrooms Shared Spaces Rental: Boat Storage Rental: Office East Elevation PROJECT OBJECTIVES Improved River Stewardship The site is 1 of 3 public access points to the Connecticut River in all New Hampshire. Improve this area by reconfiguring public rental storage, rental office, and public circulation routes and improving club functions to a more efficient layout. Better Circulation and Separation of Space Create a better separation between the site's many uses: public access, rental business, Club activities, residential privacy, river safety, and recreation education. Consolidate building envelopes for more efficient use of waterfront space. Programmatic Studies Roof Study East Section Environment Use the renovation as an opportunity to instigate innovative stormwater management systems such as terraced rainwater catchment, green roofs, etc. Create only water and siterelated activities at river level. Safety Enhance safety by improving structural integrity in older decrepit buildings. Bring all structures up to current code regulations. ADA Access Provide ADA access to river edge. Canoe and kayaking being a handicap friendly outdoor recreational activity, extending the site to ADA accessibility will greatly improve stewardship. 27 East (River) Perspective South Perspective South Arial Interior Perspective North Perspective Scheme A Notes: Total Existing SF at Ground Level = 3308 sf Total New SF at Ground Level = 3174 sf Outlined in darker blue is the new ground level foundation 0-50 ft. 50-150 ft. 150- 250 ft. Waterfront Buffer Natural Woodland Protected Shoreline Buffer Setback - 544 SF Demo B + 201 SF Addition - 642 SF Demo C + 278 SF 3rd + 855 SF Addition Floor Addition + 152 SF ADA Ramp + 318 ST Stairs Net: - 331 SF Net: + 949 SF Net: 0 Scheme Programmatic Benefits: 1. 3 level layout provides better programmatic efficiency in dividing use of space 2. Layout also creates ideal whitewater kayak storage on the 3rd level, away from CT River, which will be ramped to parking level 3. More compact in space and better for the waterfront 4. Allows for a larger naturalized area at Outbuildings B and C for outdoor space as well as possible stormwater treatment area 5. Provides innovative opportunities for potential terraced rain catchment systems beneath the building SCHEME A: 3RD FLOOR ADDITION KEEPING OUTBUILDING A Scale: After an initial conversation with the Using State parameters, develop RECENT PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS AND NEAR FUTURE STEPS: State and general concept approval, we have a better idea on regulation flexibilities and design constraints 36' 18' 9' 4' 6" the schemes to more exterior detail and propose the more in depth scheme to the Town Once the Town approves the preliminary scheme, develop more detail and presentation renderings for fundraising 29 WATERSHED STUDIO PRELIMINARY PERMIT REVIEW Scheme A Footprint Changes