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TREVOR JORDAN GRADUATE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 2009-2012

TREVOR JORDAN 8233 Meeting Street Apt 108 | West Chester, OH 45069 | p. 864.933.9143 | jordant511@gmail.com

[ EDUCATI ON] 2009-2012 2003-2007 2006 2002-2003

MASTER OF AR CHITECTURE | Uni ver sity of Cincinnati BACHELOR OF ARTS, AR CHITECTURE | Clemson Uni ver sity Study Abr oad | Uni ver sitat Polyt ecnica de Catalunya Fine Ar ts | Coker Colle ge

[ EXPER I ENCE]

EXPER I ENCE

03/2011-09/2011

AR CHITECT INTERN | GBBN Ar c hitects | Cincinnaiti, OH mana ged 8500 sf. r estaur ant r enov ation pr oposal

03/2010-09/2010

AR CHITECT INTERN | HIXSON Ar c hitectur e | Cincinnati, OH aided in de velopment of 120k sf. Mac y’s pr ototype

09/2007-02/2009

AR CHITECT INTERN | Cr aig, Gaulden Davis | Gr eenville, SC sc hematic to constr uction of ne w of fice building in Ander son, SC

01/2007-08/2007

AR CHITECT INTERN | Field Of fice Ar c hitects | Clemson, SC successfully constr ucted af for da ble housing pr ototype moc k-up

[ SK I LLS]

SK I LLS

PARAMETRIC MODELING GRAPHIC DESIGN RENDERING CNC MACHINING

Gr asshopper3D |Re vit | Maya | 3ds Max Rhino | Sketc hup | For mZ | Tsplines | A utoCAD Adobe Photoshop | Illustr ator | InDesign Vr ay for Rhino/3ds Max | Mental R ay | For mZ Laser Cutter | 3-axis CNC mill | Z Cor p. 3D printer

[ AWAR DS]

AWAR DS

2012

T hesis essay to be submitted to IJAEC (Inter national Jour nal of Ar c hitectur e, Engineering, and Constr uction “Par a biotic Elasticity” pr oject featur ed in “PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN DESIGN AND PR OTOTYPING: Design Computation and Fa brication.” Per kins + Will Jour nal. “Solar Molecule” pr oject r eco gnized on BLDGBLOG and published in v arious sustaina ble we bsites (ecofriend.or g) “SUMO” pr oject published in Ar c hitect ma g azine. Januar y 2007 A w ar ded “Best in Show.” Student Ar t Exhibition. Coker Colle ge

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 6_35

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PROFESSIONAL WORK

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ACADEMIC WORK

ARTWORK

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WELLNESS CENTER

ANDERSON INFILL

[THESIS] DIGITAL CRAFT

DRY-IN HOUSE

LIGHT FOLD

OFFICE BUILDING RENOVATION

SUMO

PARABIOTIC ELASTICITY

ARTWORKS 5

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WELLNESS CENTER Cranbrook, MI Instructor | Karl Wallick Individual Project

The Cranbrook Wellness Center is situated in the Cranbrook Institute of Art and pulls from much of the existing contextual language of craft into its being, serving as a commemoration to the beauty of the handcrafted by shaping its influences to the idea of delamination. Wall construction is exposed to present the true nature of a buildings composition and make-up. Brick walls that line the “Promenade� and exteriors are pulled apart and perforated, acting more as a rain screen, and promoting the allowance of more natural daylight into its spaces. The Wellness Center program is comprised of Exercise/ Meditation spaces, Therapy Pools, Saunas, Guest Rooms, Library, Kitchen, and Lounge areas.

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BUILDING PARTI

Structured

Fragmentation/ Delamination

1 NATATORIUM 2 GRAND ALLEE 3 SITE

Separate wet/dry program

Plynth to allow views

Create pedestrian corridor

FORMAL AXIS 1

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STUDIES

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Brick-Clad Wall System

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Wall Section 1

First-Floor Plan A-A

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Green Roof

Interior Liner

Glazing

Free-form Steel Structure

Brick Cladding

Structural Walls/ Floors

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Exercise space protruding from facade

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Brick wythe patterning with apertures

Monumental stair with customized steel armature

Floor reveal

Section showing exercise (top) and therapy (bottom) spaces

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View through dining area

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View through central stairs

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ANDERSON INFILL Anderson, SC Instructor | Harry Harritos Individual Project

Students were charged with a task of revitalizing an empty building space. The program is mixed use with retail space at street level, museum space on the main floor and upper floor, and storage space and offices on the lower floor. Brick exterior walls and a column structure were all that remained in this worn-out building. The new building design is one with two grids overlaid on one another. A contrast between New vs. Existing and Indoor vs. Outdoor become central themes in the design. A strong cross-directional emphasis creates a connection with both ends of the building. Multi-level spaces and an open floor plan allow users to remain in constant interaction with one another. A folding wall creates a connection that extends from the basement level upward, transitioning into a roof structure. Its continuous movement pierces and intersects floor plates, dynamically transforming one’s experience within the building.

Canopy Transitions from Wall to Roof

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Performative Strategy

SITE

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BUILDING PARTI

Existing Structure

Overlaying Alternating Axes

Selecting Wall locations VERTICAL CIRCULATION USABLE FLOOR SPACE OUTDOOR GREEN SPACE WALLS SPLIT AND SHIFT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS ALONG EXISTING WALL LINE, ALIGNING TO NEW GRID

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ALCOVE AREA

EGRESS STAIR

ATRIUM STAIRS

REAR FACADE

FLOOR PLATES

ROOF TRUSSES

FOLDED CANOPY

COLUMN GRID

ELEVATOR

FRONT FACADES

ATRIUM STAIR

Physical Model of Atrium

MAIN ATRIUM SPACE

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EQ.

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First-Floor Plan

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GALLERY OFFICE RETAIL ATRIUM LOUNGE ALCOVE

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Second Floor

Main Floor Ground Floor

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A clear distinction is now evident in most architectural practice today between processes of design generation and processes of design production. A separation was created in the conception of material knowledge, structure, and form due to this distinct divide, which was propelled by standardization and the division of labor. The emergence of sophisticated new digital fabrication tools and technologies affords new ways of design generation and production resulting in novel customized solutions. This shift in production now addresses the method of making and its impact on architecture posing the question “What is the relation between the way in which things are made and how they work?” How is the process evident in the artifact? Digital craft is an operational framework controlling processes of technique through the manipulation of digital and physical materials while allowing the interjection of the human element as an analog device. It approaches design in order to discover new and innovative fabrication methods and their contribution to the built environments and its spaces.

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University of Cincinnati Thesis Advisor | Michael McInturf Thesis (in progress)

INTUITION

Theoretical contributions framing thesis conjecture

ARCHITECT

ARCHITECT

PRODUCT ENGINEER

PRODUCT ENGINEER

MASTER BUILDER [ CRAFT ]

MATERIALS SCIENTIST

MATERIALS SCIENTIST

FABRICATOR

FABRICATOR

Digital craft allows shift back to the idea of “Master Builder”

FABRICATION-BASED DESIGN OPEN-ENDED METHODOLOGY MATERIAL [informed] ORGANIZATIONS

DIGITAL CRAFT

ARTIFACT

EVIDENCE OF PROCESS DIVERSITY

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Site Activity Analysis Car Emissions Diagram

Impacts of Automobile NASHVILLE

population annual congestion cost ($) travel delay annual excess fuel consumed (gal)

CHARLOTTE

population annual congestion cost ($) travel delay annual excess fuel consumed (gal)

COLUMBIA

population annual congestion cost ($) travel delay annual excess fuel consumed (gal)

ATLANTA

population annual congestion cost ($) travel delay annual excess fuel consumed (gal)

BIRMINGHAM

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Activity Centers

population annual congestion cost ($) travel delay: annual excess fuel consumed (gal)

1,129,000 556,000,000 26,475,000 6,971,000

1,052,000 378,000,000 17,730,000 5,228,000

486,000 181,000,000 8,515,000 2,723,000

4,304,000 2,489,000,000 115,958,000,000 53,021,000

859,000 326,000,000 15,832,000 5,639,000

Transit

Parks

The average daily driver in Atlanta spends

34 minutes in their vehicles on average

Community Centers vacant housing

white population

black population

History of urban sprawl shaping Atlanta

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Generative form creation process

How can reductive and additive production processes attribute to real conditions at the building scale? Evidence identified as material artifacts illustrate one process which demonstrates a relationship between the built form and its embedded process.

SITE Atlanta, GA Intersection of I-75/ I-85

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Reductive toolpath strategies help the artifact retain a history of it’s making

phase of productionMATERIAL

ARTIFACT

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Physical study model showing form-ďŹ nding process using lycra fabric and plaster

STRUCTURAL GROUNDING AREAS

Spatial organization

CONNECTING SEAMS

Circulation

SELECTIVE SEAM REDUCTION

Fabrication diagram

DIGITAL SEWING

Structural ground conditions

POINT CLOUD

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Form studies using digital sewing technique

phase of productionD I G I T A L

SEWING

Form study exploring possibilities between fabrication, material, and structure

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DRY-IN HOUSE

New Orleans, LA Field Office Architects Team | Doug Hecker_Trevor Jordan_Vincent Vumbaco_ Melissa Vandiver_Mandi Young Contribution | Design Concepts_Fabrication and Mock-up Assembly_Networking_Rendering

The Dry-in House is a customized affordable housing system proposed for the reconstruction of New Orleans. The Dry-in House gets the owner back to their home site quickly while providing the infrastructure an occupant needs (shelter, water, electricity). The owner is supplied with an inhabitable shell that is customizable before it is fabricated as well as on-site as the project is “fitted out� over time. The key concept is to allow families to participate in the design of their customized homes and to get these people back to their home sites as quickly as possible and to give them the opportunity to finish and further customize their home over time.

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Construction is transformed into processes of assembly, reducing time and labor costs A small group of people can easily raise the prefabricated trusses into place

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Sequence of images showing erection process and application of materials

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Silhouette as dominant architectural feature

Mock-up Interior Lighting at Night

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CORE

First-Floor Plan

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LIGHT FOLD

Cincinnati, OH GBBN Architects Team | Greg Otis_Trevor Jordan_Brooke Behnfeldt Contribution | Layout/Design Concepts_Team Management_Planning_ Rendering_Client Presentation

“Light Fold� is an illuminated, continuous surface that breathes life into a previously dry and underutilized space. By truncating the restaurant into a centralized space, other distinct spaces can then be added to complement the program. This allows users to be engaged with events in the arena below while still being able to socialize and dine in unique ways. The new Light Wall which envelops the restaurant breaks down the scale of the space with intricate detail cut directly into the walls surface. It both stimulates the space and becomes an attraction for observers below as it projects into the open arena.

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Key Plan Diagram

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Existing-Floor Plan EXISTING CONDITIONS TO CONSIDER

INCREASE SEATING CAPACITY CENTRALIZED KITCHEN EXISTING STOREFRONT ISOLATES AND DARKENS SPACE

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UNDESIRABLE BAR LOCATION

FOLDED METAL ADDITION

STOREFRONT SEATING

BAR and DINING

THREE-TIERED SEATING

First-Floor Plan DINING

P.O.S. STATIONS

section thro r ugh re ro r staurant

BAR EXISTING KITCHEN

REST URANT RESTA PRIVATE PRIVA ATE LOUNGE

Design iterations

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FOLDING PARTI DIAGRAM

BAC KLIT FOL DED MET A WAT L SURF A ERJE T CU CE WITH T PE RFO RAT IONS

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Section Through Rest aurant

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OFFICE BUILDING RENOVATION

The challenge of recreating and redefining the identity of a building in Anderson, SC sets up this unique design inquiry. An existing Kroger grocery, abandoned for more than 20 years, is stripped to all but its shell and its exterior CMU blocks. With a limited budget, efforts become focused on utilizing functional floor space for the many employees of Anderson County by allowing them to work fluidly and comfortably in each of their corresponding zones, and also concentrating much of the design on the entry to help establish a new identity. Curvilinear brick walls stand apart from existing split-face block to create warmth and to soften the overall context. The curved entry wall becomes oriented perpendicular to a significant street leading to its entrance as an element that is bold and aesthetic.

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view of existing entry

Anderson, SC Craig, Gaulden, Davis Architects Team | David Moore_ Tom Lockhart_ Trevor Jordan Contribution | Construction drawings_ site measurement_detailing

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Construction Sequence of Facade Exterior View of New Facade Addition

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SUMO

Clemson, SC Instructor | Ronald Rael Team | Trevor Jordan_Jason Fleming_Steven Dejonkeere_Vincent Vumbaco_Melissa Vandiver_Mandi Young_Nathan Dicks_Nicole Carter Contribution | Design Concepts, Modeling, Programming, Fabrication, Assembly

The SUMO, Specialized Unit for Megacommunicative Occupancy, is a furniture unit designed to facilitate long distance communication between students and teacher. The project was stimulated by the need for a quiet space in the studio for students at Clemson University to communicate with their professor in Genoa, Italy during class time. The SUMO allows two positions, one for working and another for resting. The CNC router is utilized for production of the prototype. To maximize use of 4’x 8’ sheets of material, each rib is divided into two pieces using a curvilinear dovetail joint for reconnection. Rigid insulation and masonite are laminated together to create a high density, light weight construction that is durable enough to withstand day-to-day wear from travel. Polycarbonate on both sides allows for light transmission and visibility while maintaining a reduction in noise levels.

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AUDIBLE SUMO GRAPHIC SUMO LOGO REVERSED MASONITE

DOVETAIL JOINT INAUDIBLE SUMO GRAPHIC GAP TO ABSORB MOVEMENT MASOINITE PANEL

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FABRICATION AND ASSEMBLY

Assembly of alternating panels

CNC mill cutting process

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Expanding glue laminates inner foam core

Outer panel with polycarbonite

“SUMO” ROTATES FROM SEATED TO LAYED POSITION

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PARABIOTIC ELASTICITY Cincinnati, OH Instructor | Ming Tang Team | Trevor Jordan_Brian Ballock Contribution | Design Concepts_ Fabrication_Rendering

The purpose of this project was to explore material properties of casting urethane elastomers and their structural behavior. The form was derived based on tensile stresses and deflections of this material and behavior of a building skin component. The material performance became the design driver where the tensile stresses in the material were tested and adapted to a rigid frame. CNC-milled high density foam mold served as the casting medium for liquid urethane elastomers. Series of lines were cut in the mold to form surface texture on the components. After all individual urethane elastomer components cured, they were assembled using aluminum connectors.

“Aggregates” are fabricated and assembled from flat sheets

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flexible “aggregate”

STRETCH

BUNCH

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high density foam casting mould

flexible epoxy bonding agent 03 castable urethane elastomer/ Hapflex 1056 + 1021 04 foam brush 02

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files and rasps for mould refinement

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sealing agent for mould

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release additive for mould

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ARTWORKS Selected works demonstrate different uses of the “hand” as an expression of design

Quick Travel Sketch | Ink on Paper | San Sebastian, Spain 66

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“Withering” | Subtractive Monoprint on Paper | 24” x 30” 68

“Older Brother” | Oil on Canvas | 36” x 24” 69

“Still Reel” | Charcoal on Canson | 28” x 28” 70

Cow Bone Study | Charcoal on Newsprint | 36” x 24” 71

Degas Study | Charcoal on Arches | 42” x 24” 72

“Capture the Moment” | Ink on Paper | 24” x 18” 73

“AN ARCHITECT MUST BE A CRAFTSMAN... ONE WHO DOES NOT SEPARATE THE WORK OF THE MIND FROM THE WORK OF THE HAND.” -RENZO PIANO


Graduate Architecture Portfolio '09-'12