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Aldo L. Paino Undergraduate Portfolio

Table of Contents Selected Projects

I. Apartment Complex in Schooner Bay

Fall 2009 - Individual Project - Professor Carmen Guerrero

II. Otto G. Richter Library Addition

Fall 2010 - Individual Project - Professor Marise Chael

III. Miami Maritime Museum

Spring 2011 - Individual Project - Professor Jose Gelabert-Navia

IV. New Addition to Norton Museum of Art

Fall 2011 - Group Studio Project - Professor Sam Roche

V. Urban Redevelopment - Rome

Spring 2012 - Team Project - Professor Jaime Correa

VI. Baldacchino for St. Peter’s - Rome

Spring 2012 - Individual Project - Professor Tom Spain

VI. Hotel Next to Highline Park

Fall 2012 - Individual Project - Professor Roberto Behar

VII. Roper St. Francis Hospital

Spring 2013 - Team Project - Professor Joanna Lombard

VIII. Field Drawings and Sketches

Spring 2012 - Field Sketches - Professor Tom Spain

IX. Beaux-Arts Atelier Work

2013 - 2014 - Designs, Sketches, and Studies - Michael Djordjevitch Seth Weine, Mason Sullivan, and James Sondow

Ground Floor Design studio project - ARC 203 Hand rendered India Ink on Mylar Fall 2009

Apartment Complex in Schooner Bay Abaco, Bahamas

The goal of this project was to create a multi-unit apartment complex for the planned Schooner Bay development by Duany Plater-Zyberk in the island of Abaco, Bahamas. Students were to take into account building traditions and styles of the area in order to create a building that would fit into both the built and environmental context of the Bahamas. The building is composed of a total of four units, two one-bedroom and two two-bedroom, each with their own garage. Every unit is also given outdoor space by means of louvered porches and terraces, and is completely naturally ventilated. Done in second year design studio, the project was completely hand rendered with inked on 24 by 36 inch sheets of mylar.

Second Floor

Design studio project - ARC 305 Renderings and plans done on REVIT Architecture Fall 2010

Otto G. Richter Library Addition University of Miami

The project consisted of the creation of a new addition for the Richter library at the University of Miami main campus, with program ranging from exhibition space to a 24 hour study area and special collections. The proposal explored the idea of creating a building that would in itself be completely open to the outside world, enclosing and air conditioning only the individual uses within, thus minimizing energy costs and at the same time having a less intrusive presence next to the main campus green. Conceptually the design consists of floating floor slabs supported by perforated green walls on two edges as well as circular pillars in the central atrium. It is connected to the man library space on one end via a sky-bridge on the second floor and is open to the main library green in the center. The idea was to basically lift the green space it was being built over creating a public rooftop garden, and leaving the view through the building underneath virtually undisturbed. Additionally the project proposed the re-cladding of the main library’s stack tower with hanging gardens as well as the addition of green roofing.

Floor Plan Legend: Special Collections 24 Hour Study Area Exhibit Space Group Study Stack Space Graduate Study Area Auditorium Space

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor


Design studio project - ARC 306 Renderings and plans done on REVIT Architecture Spring 2011

Miami Maritime Museum In Museum Park Miami, FL

The inspiration for the design of the museum came from two main concepts: subtlety and efficiency. The idea was to preserve as much of the existing proposal for Museum Park and also maximizing the use of as much of the available site as possible. To do so the project adheres to the unconventional shape of the chosen site and then rationalizes the enclosed space within it in order to create a functional and effective museum space. In order to give back the space that was taken away from the park for the new museum, a public rooftop terrace is created which can be accessed by the park visiting public at large. Inside the building, the arrangement of the program was inspired by the precedent analysis of Tadao Ando’s remodeling of the Punta della Dogana in Venice. Furthermore all electrical and mechanical equipment are confined within a system of wall cavities and crawl spaces.







Circulation Diagram







Natural Ventilation Diagram

Natural Light Diagram

Floor Plan in Context

Design studio project - ARC Plans done on AutoCAD and hand rendered Fall 2011

New Addition for the Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach, FL

In the fall of 2011 the Norton Museum of Art sponsored a studio at the University of Miami School of Architecture to renovate and redesign six historic houses on the museum’s campus in West Palm Beach. Plans for restoring these houses would form part of a larger master plan for the museum block undertaken by Foster + Partners. The studio approached a specific task as part of a larger physical and historical context. Students researched the urban development of the museum neighborhood, proposed a campus plan that connects the museum building with the six houses on Cranesnest Way, and prepared renovation plans for each house. The final project went on to be exhibited at the conference for the Congress of New Urbanism in 2012 and is being incorporated into the design that will be built for the museum.

Design studio project - Rome Program Combination of hand-sketches and Auto CAD renderings done in Adobe Photoshop Spring 2012

Urban Redevelopment Rome, Italy

Produced during a semester of study abroad in Rome, Italy, the project consisted of the urban redevelopment of an area of Trastevere. Currently the site is occupied by a dilapidated municipal jail complex, however it is surrounded by a lot of key features such as schools and outdoor markets that would make it ideal for a mixeduse/residential development. The studio was asked to design inspired by the place, attempting to create “moments�, picturesque vistas, and lively outdoor spaces through out. The final design proposed the creation of multiple residential buildings with strategically placed retail space on the ground floor in order to promote activity in piazzas as well as a encourage competition amongst vendors. Further details include a hypo-stile market, a clock tower, and bridges linking with existing courtyards in neighboring buildings to connect the development to the river.

Sketch Problem - Rome Program Hand Sketches later rendered in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Spring 2012

Baldacchino For St. Peter’s Basilica Rome, Italy

Produced also in study abroad program in Rome, this sketch problem consisted of the creation of a new baldacchino for the Pope to utilize when performing outdoor service and addresses in piazza San Pietro. The inspiration for the design evolved from the studying of the cupola of the church of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, and then from there playing with the idea of using suspension wires as a means of support. The final design for the baldacchino is composed of a system of four posts and beams from which a carved wooden canopy and curtains are hung from. The scale is massive yet restrained so as to not get lost in front of the facade of St. Peter’s but at the same time not detract attention from its beauty as it is a secondary structure.

Design studio project - ARC 509 Renderings and plans done on REVIT and AutoCAD Architecture Fall 2012

A Hotel Next to Highline Park New York City, NY

When approaching the design of the hotel, the inspiration came from the history of Chelsea, the neighborhood of Manhattan in which the project is located. The three intersecting volumes aim to represent the three transformations in use that the neighborhood has undergone, from residential, to an industrial zone, and finally its current evolution into an up and coming arts district. To this end, each one of the volumes employs the same materials of glass, aluminum, and brick; but incorporates them in differently in order to express the function that takes place within them. The program includes an residential tower featuring one and two bedroom apartments, ground floor retail spaces, a restaurant, gym, spa, and hotel rooms with panoramic views of the city and the Hudson river.

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor

Typical Hotel Room / Apt Floor

Design studio project - Healthcare Studio AutoCAD, REVIT, and Hand drawings Renderings and Watercolor done by hand Spring 2013

Roper St. Francis Hospital Berkeley County, SC

Produced in the healthcare studio, the project consisted in the design of a new hospital to be located in Berkeley county, SC, for the Roper St. Francis health system while keeping a classical aesthetic. The final proposal aims at offering an alternative to conventional healthcare planning by approaching the design from the perspective of a multi-building campus rather than a single hospital building. The program was organized into independent, self-sufficient units which take the form of pavilions, and are unified by a two story colonnade which is open and more public on the ground floor and enclosed and private on the second. The character of the campus refers to the architecture of historic Berkeley county and the city of Charleston, maintaining the language of the smaller pavilions to a more domestic scale and the larger emergency building to a more formal, civic scale featuring a clock tower.

Surgery Imaging ER Women’s Cardio Cancer Admin

ICU Patient Bay Support Women’s Cardio Cancer Admin

Drawings done on site Rome, Italy Spring 2012

Field Drawings And Sketches

Ink, Graphite, and Watercolor

Graphite drawing from plaster cast on an eye of Michelangelo’s David (Opposite) Clay sculpture and plaster cast of eye and nose also of Michelangelo’s David New York, NY 2013

Beaux-Arts Atelier Work New York, NY

The Beaux-Arts Atelier of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is an intensive program in the study of design, architecture, and art following the method of the École des Beaux-Arts. Students receive in-depth instruction in an atelier setting while also pursuing coursework in observational drawing, architectural drafting, systematic design methodology, the classical orders, geometry and proportion, traditional methods of architectural wash rendering and drawing, the history and theory of classical architecture, and modeling and sculpting. Students also conduct detailed studies of New York City’s architectural masterpieces through on-site observation and field drawing. In addition, field trips are conducted to leading architecture, decorating, and craftsman studios throughout the program.

(Left) Pen & ink drawing - 4 hr. sketch problem Monumental Door for Federal Hall (Above) Bronze cast of sculpture of an ornamental Acanthus Leaf New York, NY 2013

(Above) Preliminary pen & ink sketch Monumental pavilion for Arthur Ross (Middle) Final design for sketch problem Reliquary box for Henry Hope Reed medal (Far Right) Graphite copy of Bargue plate (Adjacent) Pen & ink sketch of Palazzo Barberini New York, NY 2013

Contact Info Aldo L. Paino ~ (954) 270 8665 New York, NY

Aldo L. Paino - Undergraduate Portfolio  
Aldo L. Paino - Undergraduate Portfolio  

A selection of architectural and artistic works. 2008 - 2014