Ellis Venia III Graduate Portfolio
Assembly of work completed while studying at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
M . A r c h S e l e c t e d Wo r k s ELL I S V E N IA III CONTENT High Speed Rail Station Ad Agency + Museum Shelter Competition Garfield Boulevard 5 13 21 25 BO WL ING GR EEN S TATE UNIVER S IT Y BS . A R CH : Fall 2005 - S u mmer 2010 IL L INOIS INS TITUTE O F TEC HNOLOGY M. A R CH : Fall 2010 - S pr ing 2012 HIGH SPEED RAIL STATION PEOTONE STR U C TU R A L LY D E TER MI NANT ST UDI O: FALL 2 0 1 0 5 I LLI NOIS IN STITUTE OF T EC HNO LO GY YEAR ONE: FAL L SE MES T ER CRI TI C: J AMES BAIRD/ K E V IN BOYER COORDIN ATOR: J OH N D U R BR O W The Village of Peotone, Illinois has a unique opportunity to use the implementation of a new High Speed Rail Station and a new Airport located to the northeast, to evolve and essentially become a transportation hub south of Chicago. The site, located on the southern edge of Peotone Road between, Interstate 57 and Route 50, the station will act as a Gateway into this evolving transportation hub. A curvilinear form with a transparent skin symbolizes the new wave of technology and change from a village to one day, a city. Extending arms to both I-57 and Route 50, the building acts as the glue for all of the modes of transportation, creating a sense of arrival when passing by. The canopy will juxtapose the station by intersection, but will not interrupt the flowing facades, ultimately marrying the people and the train. Creating an exoskeleton structure allows for a dynamic look as to how the building stands up, while the regularity of the portal frames help guide you through the spaces. The building was also designed to "float" giving an overall sense of weightlessness. Site Plan Transportation Hub Justification Proposed Airport Area Proposed Airport Area Proposed Airport Area Proposed Airport Area I-5 7 I-5 7 0 0 te 5 te 5 Rou Rou Peotone Peotone Peotone Peotone Rou te 5 0 Peotone Road Peotone:Airport Route 50 Connection I-57 Connection to Chicago Peotone Road Connection Ground Floor Plan Upper Floor Plan Transverse Section 12" Girder - 20' O.C. Welded connections (typ.) 3" Rigid Insulation Metal Fascia 12" H-Column - 20' O.C. 5/8" Finished Gypsum 12" I-beam 8' O.C. 12" I-Beam - 8' O.C. 2" Mullion - 10' O.C. 12" Girder - 20' O.C. 2" Mullion - 10' O.C. 1" Steel railing 4" Conc. slab 3" Metal decking 2" Mullion - 10' O.C. 12" H-Column - 20' O.C. Anchor bolt - 6" O.C. 12" I-beam - 20' O.C. Anchor bolt Steel anchor plate Poured concrete foundation AD AGENCY + MUSEUM CHICAGO COM PR EHENSIV E B U IL DI NG ST UDI O: SPRI NG 2 0 1 1 13 I LLI NOIS IN STITUTE OF T EC HNO LO GY YEAR ONE: SPRING SEM ES T ER CRI TI C: J OH N DESALVO COORDIN ATOR: TOM BR O C K Wolf Point has an established ground plane 24'-0" below West Mart Drive creating a strong disconnect. The design aims to connect city (people) and the site, by establishing a pedestrian ground plane equivalent to West Mart Drive that acts as an experiential and transitional space. The lower building, a museum, anchors the project possessing geometries formed from site specific grids. The floating building, is the advertising agency which used a series of view studies to create a form, connected to downtown Chicago, but juxtaposes the geometries of Wolf Point. The project as a whole attempts to entrench itself into the site and create a new, dynamic series of spaces (interior and exterior) that alter how Wolf Point is currently viewed. The project also challenges what the appropriate typology is thought to be, by refuting the high rise mindset. Site Plan North e -0" Sit 4' -2 Parti Formation First Level: -24'-0" Second Level: -4'-0" 0' 50' 100' 200' Third Level: +11'-0" Fifth Level: +45'-0" 0' 50' 100' 200' Fastening Clips - 18" O.C. Rigid Insulation (varies) 2" Metal Decking (typ.) 8" Metal Tieback (typ.) - 4" O.C. 24" I-Beam - 20' O.C. 48" Int. Flourescent Lighting (typ.) Perforated Zinc Paneling Metal Stud (typ.) - 24" O.C. 8" Mullion (typ.) - 4' O.C. 2 1/2"Metal Grating Platform 36" Metal Railing Wood Flooring 1" Subflooring 10" Steel Floor Joist (typ.) - 16" O.C. Thermal Floor System 16" O.C. 30" Steel I-Beam - 20' O.C. 48" Steel I-Beam Dropped Zinc Paneling 16" Steel Column Round Steel Tension Cable Transverse Section Model Evolution HOUSE AMONG THE TREES WILDERNESS 2011 SH ELTER INTER NATIONA L A R CHI T EC T URE COMPE T I T I ON 21 NON-AC ADEMIC PR OJ E C T SUMMER SE ASON PAR TNER: MARK CUNNINGHAM CRI TI C: RYUE NISH IZAWA / TO M HENEG H AN/ SEN H IKO NA K ATA / NO BUA KI FURUYA / MAK ATO MOTO KU R A Modern society is technology-driven and at a disconnect to the environment. The goal of this project was to recalibrate one's mind away from 21st century technology back to the environment. The transparent design aims to remove physical boundaries and creates a more intimate relationship with the surrounding context. The project was elevated to minimize the impact on the forest bottom, which also allows for the living space to integrate itself amongst the trees. Main Level - +15'-0" Concept Transverse Section Roof Level - +25'-0" GARFIELD BOULEVARD CHICAGO COM M U NIT Y BASED ST UDI O: FALL 2 0 1 1 25 I LLI NOIS IN STITUTE OF T EC HNO LO GY YEAR T W O: FAL L SE MES T ER PAR TNER: XUE BAI, K AR EEM COUSAR , J AKE EME RY CRI TI C: MARSH AL L BR O W N COORDIN ATOR: MAR TIN F ELS EN Garfield Boulevard between Prairie Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is an isolated zone sandwiched between the CTA green Line and Washington Park. Though the University of Chicago has acquired much of this territory, they will not complete its development for possibly up to thirty years, thus leaving a large, poorly defined, and unprogrammed landscape in the heart of Washington Park neighborhood across which the public must continue to connect. The design intends to extend Washington Park westward to Prairie Avenue, converting Garfield Boulevard into a twoway transit lane and moving mass vehicular traffic to the peripheries of the site resulting in a pedestrian friendly area. A cohesive network formed by the existing context, revitalizes the connection between the CTA Green Line, Washington Park and the University of Chicago. A distinct language, established by unique geometries, allow for the integration of a new program (grocery, dining, recreation, university and performance based) which are supported and enhance by a contemporary landscape strategy. A B C D C D A B Site Plan Figure/Ground Existing Formal/Informal Circulation Vector Abstraction PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT Parking Parking Parking Exhibition Pavilion Parking Bus Pavilion CTA Station UC Bookstore Electric Energy Station Playscape 1 Year Amphitheater Park Gateway Indoor Theater Pizza/ Sandwich Terraced Seating Ice Hockey Rink Parking Naked Street Zone Entry/ Ticketing Retail Grocery Store Retail Info/History Center Bus Pavilion Network Program 2-3 Years PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT 4-5 Years 113,280 ft� 41,938 ft� 44,375 ft� 63,830 ft� Site Section D Pedestrian/Bike Circulation Vehicle/Mass Transit Circulation 29,365 ft� 35 Years Site Section A 0.4 2.2 0.3 2.0 1.6 12.7 4.0 0.65 1.8 6.8 Section C 0 10 20 30 80 1.1 0.52 0.75 7.5 40+ Years Section D 0 10 20 30 80 Project Phasing Site Section A Section A 0 10 20 30 80 Section B Final Model CONTACT Ellis Venia III firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 419.509.2187