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Aaron | Culliton Architecture Portfolio | 2016 - 2018


Aaron Culliton Contact Info: Phone: Email:

(715)-214-7214 aaron.culliton@huskers.unl.edu

Education Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design (expected May 2018) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Major | Architecture GPA | 3.226

Relevant Course Work Structural Mechanics Structural Optimization Site and Context Issues Environmental Technology Design Research Urbanism Technology Integration Architectural Theory Community Facilitation Published Work: Portfolio: Co-lab:

Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Fall 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Spring 2018 Spring 2018

https://issuu.com/aaronculliton/docs/undergraduate_portfolio_issuu_editi https://issuu.com/aaronculliton/docs/colab_issuu_publication_final_3


Skills Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign Adobe Acrobat

AutoCad Revit Rhino 3D Grasshopper

Wood Fabrication Plastic Fabrication Metal Fabrication

Plotter Maintenance MakerBot Software Laser Cutter Maintenance

Relevant Work Experience Media Shop Attendant

Spring 2017 - Present

Printing On Plotters and Office Prints | Printer Maintenance Laser Cutter Maintenance | 3D Printer File Set-up and Maintenance

Landscape Construction Landscape & Hardscape Installation and Maintenance Under a Landscape Designer In Elkhorn, Ne

Student Involvement NCUR USGBC AIAS

Spring 2018 Fall 2015 - Present Fall 2017 - Present

Summer 2016


Table Of Contents

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Mass Customized Dwelling

Urban Hub

Open House | 110 Boyle Ave | Research by Design

Public Forum | Social Change

Undergraduate Work | 2016-2018


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The Rug Shop

The Nature Conservancy

Live-Work | Single Occupant Housing

Design Soft | Field Research Center


Mass-Customized Dwelling Open House | 110 Boyle Ave | Research by Design

2 Image by: Danny Ortega


Project Contributors Blake Brummels: Aaron Culliton: Tectonics & Industry Research Lead Concept Co-Lead, Diagrammatic Graphics Co-Lead, Model Construction Lead

Ryan Miller: Concept Co-Lead, Diagrammatic Graphics Co-Lead, Documentation Lead

Danny Ortega: Concept Co-Lead Representation L Co-Lead


d, Visual Lead, Documentation

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Areas with at least 50% of adults with less than a high school education

Areas with average income equal to or less than $53,000

High traffic roads, Bus and Metro lines

Gentrified & vulnerable areas

Average income of Typical user

<$53,000/yr

Food

Transportation costs 12.8%

Leisure

9.7%

Health and other insurance costs

9.5% 14.5%

53.5%

All housing costs

50% high school or less

Rent

Lowest 20% of Earners

Second 20% of Earners

Third 20% of Earners

Fourth 20% of Earners

Highest 20% of Earners

Gasoline & Oil

Owned

Basic Maintenence

Purchase Cost

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Work at home

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Public transportation Motorcycle

Drove Alone


Tracts with the average household paying at least 50% of monthly income on rent

Description | Research | Significance Our investigation into Los Angeles’s rise of low and middle income residential emigration exposes the need for affordable housing, sustainable living practices, accommodating mass transit systems, and efficient construction methods. Our design research explores opportunities to create a mass-customizable and sustainable housing market, define an open source construction process, and maximize the user’s resourcefulness to develop a greater degree of authorship.

arpooled

<10 min. 10 - 14 min. 15 - 19 min.

20 - 24 min.

90+ min. 35 - 39 min. 30 - 34 min.

25 - 29 min. Number of vehicles owned

Los Angeles, CA

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Community Forum

Construction of Skeleton (Phenotype of Genotype)

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Construction Documents Finalized

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Assembly and Construction


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User Interface/ User Experience To empower residents to transform vacant lots within their communities. To setup framework for dwelling units to inďŹ ll over time. To organize servicing units, dwelling units, and open space inside the housing unit. To prefabricate wall frameworks, exterior and interior ďŹ nishes.

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To collaborate with local fabricators and design a personalized entryway. To reduce construction time by investing in on-site equipment.

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Install The ďŹ nal step is assembling and installing the wall, and ďŹ&#x201A;oor/roof panels. The developer will oversee the install while the contractor works to make sure that the right panels are going to the correct places. Once ďŹ nal install is complete the residents will be able to move into their new homes. This stage will reoccur over time as residents move in and out of structural bays, creating an everchanging building that adapts to its users wants and needs.

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TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

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10’

20’

40’ Balcony Open space for users to populate their furniture for the purpose of creating additional program

Service Units All servicing units have to connect to the utility wall. They always span parallel to the wall.

Circulation This circulation is no longer thought of as a way of getting from place to place, rather it is thought of as a destination for users to get together.

Outer Bays These bays always sit on the outer faces of dwelling units. They are required to face the outside and have operable windows for ventilation.

PROGRAM CONFIGURATION

While the phenotype development is underway the developer will also be in contact with residen and the eventual arrangement of their unit while situating themselves in available housing bays w residential unit may not take long this stage is given 6 weeks parallel to the construction so that th


nts who are renting units in the building. They will discuss the layout within the structural grid of the skeleton. Although discussion for one he developer can meet with many diďŹ&#x20AC;erent clients.

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Urban Hub Public Forum | Social Change

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Composite

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400’

4 2

200’

Research Contributors Aaron Culliton: Graphics Co-Lead

Devin McLean: Aiden Schneider: Urban Analysis Lead Graphics Co-Lead

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Griffin Thomas: Regional Analysis Lead


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80’

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Site Study

The goal for this portion of the project was to identify areas of interest inside the city limits of Lincoln that had opportunities of high public traffic as well as a diverse localized population. The site that was picked was on the corner of 10th and Q. It met all of the criteria that was set forth by the group including parking availability, bus/bike route accessibility and high visibility to the public.

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Ground Floor

40’

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BB

80’

20’

Flo

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Flo

Floor 2 40’

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80’


oor 1

BB

AA

Landscape Manipulation BB

40’

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80’

20’

The hard-scape design around the building serves as both visual paths of entry to the building and directional indicators to points of interest throughout downtown Lincoln. The lines made through the ground plane continue as they reach the building moving upward on the facade to the roof of the building.

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oor 3

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80’


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40’ 20’

80’

Section AA

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40’ 20’

Section BB

80’


Program The ground floor of the building welcomes in the public and encourages them to ascend. Floor one has community spaces that provide services like a library, conference room, information center and a media lab. The second ďŹ&#x201A;oor has small group meeting rooms that suggest the users to sit together and talk about contemporary social issues. The third ďŹ&#x201A;oor is an open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan with movable pods that are meant for two people to further discuss topics in a more intimate setting.

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Filtration The emotional goal of this project is to bring people together that outside of an environment like this wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be caught dead together. The hatred and misunderstanding is meant to enter, be filtered out, and leave as understanding and empathy.

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The Rug Shop Live-Work | Single Occupant Housing

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Loft Plan

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Main Floor Plan

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Ground Plan

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Key

1. Bedroom 2. Bathroom 3. Laundry 4. Living & Kitchen 5. Gallery 6. Bathrooms 7. Office 8. Lounge 9. Den/Loft 10. Study

Project Statement This building is a live-work hybrid. The typical configuration of a live-work building is for the residence to be above the business. This project challenges the contemporary by bringing both the business and residence to the same level yet making the two separate by the vertical circulation core.

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Section BB

South Elevation

Section AA


Separation of Work Life and Private Life

North Elevation

The business is a gallery for middle eastern traditional rugs. The shoppers enter into the show room where there are rugs on display that can be bought. At the front of the building is a lounge room where customers can relax over a cup of tea with the store owner in tradition with middle eastern customs. The residence is meant to be a place for introspection. The farther that the store owner gets from their store the building becomes much more private and secluded. The windows on the side of the building are reflective of the amount of privacy that the space offers. The higher off the ground the window is the more introspective the space is meant to be.

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Detailed East Elevation

Detailed South Elevation

Tertiary

Secondary

Primary

Axonometric

Store Front Entrance

Underneath the building the ground condition is slightly raised oďŹ&#x20AC; the ground by wood There is seating oďŹ&#x20AC;ered for the public that is passing through, but it also serves as a


d cladding. This separates the person from the street creating a new spacial condition. a directional suggestion moving towards the stares to bring people up into the shop. 30


The Nature Conservancy Design Soft | Field Research Center

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Simplify

Respond To Site

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Provide Outdoor Circulation

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Project Statement

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The goal of this project was to create a design that not only provided program that was required but designing a building that was aesthetically pleasing and kind to the environment at the same time. The design incorporates the use of nature and views to create an experience for the user that integrates them into the surrounding landscape and helps them empathize with the environment by creating a intimate close encounter instead of just gazing from a distance.

Connect With Environment

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Natural Condition

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The catwalks throughout the wetland allow the visitors to get close to nature and discover for themselves what they have been learning about in the information center. The exterior of the building is clad in Shou Sugi Ban, a traditional Japanese technique of charring the wood. The material choice is a reminder of the prairie ďŹ res that regenerate and renew the landscape.

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Threshold The building is made out of CLT slabs that are constructed off site. This served two purposes: keeping construction time to a minimum, and having tectonics that stay honest to their materiality. The interior is meant to project the users attention to the wetland so that the learning that is done inside can continue outward.

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Craftsmanship Another passion of mine is working with wood at the 1:1 scale. Making products by hand lets you understand what the material is capable of while at the same time bringing a satisfaction of knowing that something that was once just a thought can be realized and used every day by the person or people who it was meant for.

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Aaron Culliton Architecture Portfolio  

This portfolio contains work from 2016 - 2018 while in attendance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture

Aaron Culliton Architecture Portfolio  

This portfolio contains work from 2016 - 2018 while in attendance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture

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