Graduate Admissions Architecture Portfolio
Portfolio. M.Arch Applicant. Fall, 2013.
v Noah Winkler Experience Rockwell Group, New York, NY Designer (Jun. 2012 - Present) Imagination Playground Intern (Nov. 2011 - Jun. 2012) The Châ€™allma School Project, Qâ€™eros, Peru Construction Project Manager (Jun. 2011 - Aug. 2011) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL Structural Engineering Intern (Jun. 2010 - Jul. 2010) Education University of Wisconsin-Madis on, Madison, WI B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (Sept. 2007 - May 2011) University College London, London, United Kingdom Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (Jan. 2010 - Jun. 2010) Skills AutoCAD Revit SketchUp Illustrator InDesign Photoshop Physical Modeling Sketching Watercolors Contents Professional NYSCF Annual Gala The Blue School Library The Ch’allma School 6 10 12 Academic Inner Harbor Remediation Josie’s Italian Eatery Olin House Storage Shed 18 22 26 Independent Sketchbook Watercolors 32 33 Professional NYSCF Annual Gala The Blue School Library The Châ€™allma School New York Stem Cell Foundati on Annual Gala Lincoln Center, New York, New Summer, 2012 Designer, Rockwell Group 6 York 7 EXPERIENCE // The New York Stem Cell Foundation hosted its seventh annual gala dinner at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall atrium. Rockwell was hired for a second consecutive year to design a space that incorporated both the ambience of a gala event and a comfortable learning environment. Building off the success of last year’s event, we designed information walls to more appropriately fit the cellular theme and adjusted the room’s flow to emphasize the science stations. Guests were encouraged by the lighting and seating to begin and end their experience at the auction wall. The scope of the project involved my developing entirely new skill-sets. I was required to produce photorealistic elevation renderings, work with a co-designer on plans in AutoCAD, and organize and maintain the project schedule. 8 Clockwise, Top left: Rose Hall Atrium Illuminated Auction Pe destals Auction Wall & Loun ge Area Stem Cell Wall Science Station NYSCF Annual Gala (New York, NY) 9 y r a r b i L l o o h The Blue Sc , New York, New Lower Manhattan Summer, 2012 ell Group Designer, Rockw 10 York EXPERIENCE // The Blue School occupies a Rockwell renovated building in Manhattan’s distinctly historic South Street Seaport. A small, third-floor library space was included in the original plans but never put to full use. With a $10,000 budget and the necessity for more linear-feet of book storage, the administrators looked to create a space that would feel slightly older than its users. They asked to include sufficient open space for wholeclass visits and unique space for personal reading. I served as sole designer on the project, working under the guidelines presented by the school and my studio leader. In keeping with the school’s McMaster-Carr meets Community Playthings feel, the plan incorporated open steel shelving and brightly painted plywood backing (see renderings above). The space was distinctly divided into a main reading area and a “cafe corner” meant for individuals and smallgroups. The project represented a new level of personal responsibility, working alone through conceptualization (see draws to the left), materials research, and product specification. 11 12 l o o h c S a m l l The Ch’a u ana, Q’eros, Per Ch’allmachimp Summer, 2012 olunteer ject Manager, V ro Construction P EXPERIENCE // While unnecessary change and technology are things that the Q’eros have successfully avoided for decades, it is clear to recognize the value and emphasis they place on educating their children. I was invited by a close friend, the project’s founder, to help with the construction phase. Working as the only North American alongside the fathers and sons of the 60-person hamlet of Ch’allmachimpana, I experienced a setting where I could apply the fundamentals of civil and envrionmental engineering. During the hour I spent every day sitting and observing in the temporary classroom I could clearly see the excitement and enthusiasm each child possessed towards learning and interacting in an educational setting. It became hard to believe that for many of these children, the years before the Ch’allma School Project began involved three-hour hikes through the mountains to and from neighboring villages with schools. The school was built in the Q’eros tradition of architecture - stone and mud walls, thatched roof and packed dirt floors. My responsibilties included mixing the mortar each morning, measuring and cutting locally quarried stones, and forming and leveling walls. (Plans on pg. 12 drawn by local volunteer architect.) (Please see my best friend Robert, 4 years old, pg. 4.) 13 14 The Ch’allma School (Q’eros, Peru) 15 Academic Inner Harbor Remediation Josieâ€™s Italian Eatery Olin House Storage Shed 18 OBJECTIVE // Senior Capstone Design represents a culmination of our four years of civil and environmental engineering studies. Our assignment was to explore expansion and site-relocation options for the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. My teamâ€™s responsibility was to research, budget and schedule techniques for a remediation of the entire Brownfield site while designing the foundations for a potential facility expansion. Through designated hierarchy and a series of proposals, presentations and critiques, the process was meant to mimic similar real-world scenarios. Inner Harbor Re mediation Milwaukee, Wisco Spring, 2011 nsin CEE 578, Senior C apstone Design 19 20 CONCEPT // Emulating the professional engineering process, we explored three feasible alternatives for the location of the new facility. Variables included soil quality for reliable foundations, available site-capping techniques, and proximity to the harbor. The site plans (left and right), indicate the current state of Milwaukee’s Inner Harbor and our final proposal. As liaison between my group and our professional architecture advisors, I designed the shell of the new facility (in orange) based on a program which included a 10,000 sq-ft high bay plant, labs, offices, and presentation centers. It was designed to sit just north of the harbor’s redredged slip and a continuation of Milwaukee’s lakeshore path. Landscape planning was done in collaboration with the UW-Madison Landscape Architecture Department. Architectural conceptualization was influenced by joint design charrettes with the UWMilwaukee Graduate Architecture Program. Inner Harbor Remediation (Milwaukee, WI) 21 22 Josie’s Italian Eatery Madison, Wisconsin Fall, 2010 CEE 698, Architectural Design for Construction OBJECTIVE // Josie’s Italian Eatery was the second of two projects in Architectural Design for Construction. Making up the bulk of our coursework, the assignment focused on our gaining a working knowledge of Revit, its practical applications, and the range of its functionality. The prompt involved reimagining Josie’s, a UW-Madison off-campus institution. Our designs aimed to retain the casual ambience while allowing for game-day influx and an enhanced street experince. 23 m Spatial Diagra CONCEPT // The assignment emphasized a holistic approach to developing our take on the new Josie’s. Goals included reestablishing the restaurant’s significant role in its small Italian community, welcoming the student population from dates to football crowds, and becoming active in the vibrant life of Madison’s Regent Street. The focus of my design was to create a true restaurant experience with two levels of seating, banquet areas, a visible kitchen and a significant bar space. The main dining hall would include a south-facing curtain wall and high ceilings to lighten and ease the dining experience. This would all be pulled as close to the corner of Regent and Chambers Street as allowable with an oversized entryway and a largely glass façade. A prominent, partially covered back patio and beer garden would handle event crowds and would be accessible and visible from the street, enhancing the neighborhood interaction. The spatial diagram above and early concept sketches on the next page exhibit my design process. To the right are renderings of the north and east elevations. 24 Clockwise, Top left: Energy Flow Early Concept Renderi ng West Wall Persepctiv e Back Patio Perspectiv e Concept Sketches Josieâ€™s Italian Eatery (Madison, WI) 25 26 Olin House Storage Shed Madison, Wisconsin Fall, 2010 CEE 698, Architectural Design for Construction OBJECTIVE // The first assignment for Architectural Design for Construction concentrated on our understanding of the design process and achieving proficiency in Google SketchUp. Our focus was the design of a 200-square-foot storage shed for the Olin House, the university chancellorâ€™s hundred-year-old University Heights residence. The shed was to firstly embrace efficient functionality while drawing on architectural themes from the existing home and the historic neighborhood. 27 Concept Rende ring CONCEPT // This project was the first opportunity I had to freely explore and develop inputs into my personal design process. While we were encouraged to consider the architectural standards set forth by the neighborhood and the existing residence, other criteria for design were left for us to define. I was particularly compelled by walks around Madisonâ€™s newly redeveloped Engineering campus, composed of very clean, ordered, institutional buildings. My design looked to incorporate this order through its designation and clear division of materials - concrete pillars, red brick walls (as in the Olin House), glass block to illuminate the ground level of the working space, and oak supports. I saw the shed as a symbol of the university within the residence - a seamless transition from the homeâ€™s elegance to the working environment that was meant to maintained order. 28 Olin House Storage Shed (Madison, WI) 29 Independent Sketchbook Watercolors Clockwise, Top left (Rev. Chronological): Kiasma Museum of Conte mporary Art Kappeli Cafe Amrita Bookcase, Etc. 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