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ARCHITECTURE SELECTED WORKS

POR POR TFO TFO LIO LIO ALEXA BALKEMA

THIRD YEAR, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS


ALEXA BALKEMA 3rd year student at The University Of Kansas alexabalkema@ku.edu 303-907-8533

Alexabalkema Alexa Balkema

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ALEXA BALKEMA

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS - SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Littleton, CO 80123 · 303-907-8533 alexabalkema@gmail.com

Universityof Kansas student seeking internshipin Architecture or related field.Uses creativityand innovative thinking to overcome challenges while maintaining focus and a strong work ethic. Work isconsistent and high quality.I am always looking for opportunities to grow and succeed.

EXPERIENCE 2015 – PRESENT

PROGRAM LEADER IN CHILD CARE, FOOTHILLS PARKS AND RECREATION, LITTLETON, CO Assist with daily preparation and implementations of program activities, supervision of children. Job was to demonstrate leadership skills with effective communication and be a positive role model for children. 2019- PRESENT

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT MENTOR, THOM ALLEN, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Attended student presentations, provided feedback on studio projects May 2020 - August 2020

PROFESSIONAL NANNY, LITTLETON, CO Maintained the safety and responsibilty of children during time of care, academic tutor, household management

EDUCATION AUGUST 2018-PRESENT

MASTERS IN ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS - GPA: 3.710 (MAY, 2023) Was the only student to recieve an “A” in first semester studio. Many projects were kept by each professor to demonstrate excellence for the architecture program. 2014-2018

GENERAL EDUCATION, HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL, LITTLETON CO 4 YEARS HONOR ROLL - GPA: 3.67 ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT Artistic projects were singled out and displayed at Arapahoe Community College Art Show for outstanding and excellent design in both painting and watercolor. 2018 Centennial Citizen Newspaper, Colorado Community Media: designed a synthetic ice rink for the Heritage High School hockey team using Revit and 3D modeling, project qualified for state in Future Business Leaders of America, 2018 (PROJECT LINK)

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Capable of thinking critically and analytically Able to strictly follow instruction and adhere to deadlines Adobe, REVIT, SketchUp, 3D modeling

Excellent teamwork facilitator Outstanding design and problem-solving skills

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ACTIVITIES JUNE 15, 2017 - JULY 11, 2017

WORKCREW, YOUNGLIFE A month-long volunteering experience allowing personal and spiritual growth while serving youth campers at a summer camp in Oregon. FALL 2015 – FALL 2018

GIRLS SOCCER, HERITAGE HIGH SCOOL Heritage High School Soccer Team (4 years). Received defensive player of the year (2015) and received prestigious Eagle Award, given to the one player that best represents Heritage Soccer all four years(2018)

REFERENCES MARY PACIFICO – FOOTHILLS PARKS AND RECREATION CELL: 303-549-6297 EMAIL: MARYP@FHPRD.ORG THOMAS ALLEN – KU ARCHITECTURE PROFESSOR CELL: 602-212-4112 EMAIL: THOMALLEN@KU.EDU BARBARA MATTHEWS - CUSTOMER PROJECT CELL: 505-270-6051 EMAIL: BARBARAELLENA@GMAIL.COM KIA GUDEWICZ – HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER COACH EMAIL: KGUDEWICZ@LPS.K12.CO.US

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CONTENTS 01

Motion

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The Performance Pavilion

Arch 109, First Year, Spring Semester 2019

Arch 109, First Year, Spring Semester 2019

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Community Mosque

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Solace Community Center

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Polaris Pavilion Arch 508, Third Year, Fall semester 2020

Arch 208, Second Year, Fall Semester 2019

Arch 208, Second Year, Spring Semester 2019


Arch 108 Photorealism: Collaboration project between the first year students of Thom Allen, Amy Van Der Riet, Gregory Crichlow, and Marina Piccar. Each student used graphite and a 10� x 10� piece of museum board to recreate the image given. Students had to work together between studios to ensure that the drawings were as accurate as possible. Once finished each student correctly placed their drawing to complete the mural.

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01 Motion Lawrence, Kansas Alejandro Aptilon, Arch 109 First Year Second Semester, 2019 The purpose of this project was to convey motion in an abstract form. In com-paring workplaces we have focused on locations and fixed views. In reality,our en-counter with architecture happens in motion as a series of view which creates a liv-ing picture of experience. The movement of our bodies is framed and delimited by pieces of buildings rather than whole spaces. When we begin to move, the body’s movements through space are compromised and controlled by much smaller ar-chitectural elements in the spaces we occupy. Buildings do not move, but they can control how we move; they can shape our world. It is this relationship between architectural elements and human motion that is the subject of this investigation. For my project I diagrammed my motion while jumping on a trampoline, land-ing on my butt and then standing back up again. I captured the main points of my movement and then connected points from my head, butt, foot and hand to track the movement of each body part. These created abstract shapes that showed the way my body bended during this action. I then mimicked each side to cre-ate a three dimensional shape. The fold of the paper represented my spine while the extended ends represented each of my hands. The uniform box is consistent throughout the diagram and model to show the outline of the original formation of my body. This demonstrates how my body has shifted from the original form.

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02 The Performance Pavilion Potter Lake, Lawrence, Kansas Alejandro Aptilon, Arch 109 First Year Second Semester, 2019 (Collaboration with Will Steinauer) The purpose of thisproject was to design a building that willconsist of multiple retreat cells on a site facing Potter Lake in Lawrence, Kansas at the Universityof Kansas. It willhave an average roofed area of 7000 sq. ft.It will consist of a series of small rooms or cells designed for the use of visiting faculty for the purpose of studying or practicing a wide range of activities related to the differentschools that compose KU, from music practicing to drawing, to reading/studying to simply meditating. The condition of the cells should remain intact after each use. Each school could request to be assigned the building for a limited period of time, and make use of the installations during that time. The pavilion willinclude 6-12 cells,a common social area with a snack bar, a conference room, a small reception area and two restrooms, a mechanical room and storage area. The pavilion willalso include an outdoor terrace where music and art performances will take place. Special attention should be paid to natural lightingof the spaces and views toward Potter Lake and the Campanile, as well as the relation between the built and the natural and/or existingele-ments of the immediate surroundings. The Performance Pavilionmain floor isused as a community space for students. Providing them with a space to study and eat at the Coffee Bar. Large two story curtain walls throughout lookout over the lake and the rest of campus. The ground level consists of 6 cells and two conference rooms reserved for teacher, students, or other activities. The exterior consists of two outdoor deck or performance spaces. The green rood allows the building to blend in with the existing topography.

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GREEN ROOF SYSTEM Winged overhangs to provide shading along pathways and create a fluid roof system that blends into the topography

SECOND FLOOR Lofted student community space, Outdoor roof access

Front entrance, Main community and student space with access to restrooms and coffee shop, Outdoor roof access

CUSTOM GLASS ELEVATOR ADA accessible custom class elevator with ac-cess to ground, first and second floor

EXTERIOR DECK Wood decking with glass stripelement on the floor to allow for sun exposer to the ground floor, Potter Lake View throughout entire building

GROUND FLOOR Private cells and conference rooms for teach-ers, pin up/presentation area, Storage and re-strooms

CELL Private cells for teachers to meet with students and faculty

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1. Main Floor: The main floor provides a beautiful view of Potters Lake while students, teachers, and visitors enjoy the community center amenities. Convenient front entrance access from Memorial Drive, a quick walk from main campus. Contains coffee/food bar, restrooms, gathering space, and public or private study. Universally accessible access to all floors. Exterior deck access creates even more opportunities for those visiting the Community Center.

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2. Ground Floor Conference Room: The ground floor contains private cells and conference rooms that can be used by faculty and students attending the University. 3. Ground Floor Hallway: Open floor contains a large pinup/ presentation area for faculty or students. Quick exterior access to Potters Lake and elevator access to all other floors.

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03 Community Mosque Silver Spring, Maryland Farhan Karim, Arch 208 Second Year, Fall Semester, 2019 The Purpose of thisproject was to design a Mosque community lo-cated in SilverSpring Maryland. The Mosque is built on a preexisting lot in an Islamic dominated neighborhood. When considering the design of the mosque many factors had to be considered. Men and women had to be separated during ablution and pray time. When praying the prayer hall had to face Qibla. Qibla is the direction that should be faced when a Muslim prays during Salah. The long pray wall facade, known as a mihrab, indicates which direction to face. The space had to function as both private a public space. During public community time the multipurpose hall, prayer halls, and classrooms must be able to be used as event space. The Mosque is multipur-pose for those experienced and unexperienced in prayer. In this mosque light is used to highlight and set the tone in a space. Rather than creating an extravagant exterior facade, Light is used to draw you into the space. Louvers were designed to create a sense of tranquility and spirituality.The light and shadow casted created God like beams that guided one through the space. Light is used to represent the power that a religious figure can have and how it can help guide you through life. The pushing and pulling of the exterior facade represents the constant changes that occur in everyday lifewhile a long central hallway shows that religion is something that can stay constant even though the world is changing everyday. The mosque is designed to engage people during prayer in a spiritual sanctuary while also welcoming outsiders during public gatherings. Folding walls on the front and the rear facade create several entrances and create ef-ficient ventilation throughout the building. The building contains a multipur-pose hall,used for events such as weddings. Two classrooms, both separat-ed by gender. Ablution space is used to purify and prepare for prayer. A two story prayer hall separates women with a loft overlooking the rest of the prayer hall.This mosque creates a spiritual sanctuary that can also function as an inviting community space.

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FRONT HALLWAY IS CENTERED WITH THE MAIN PRAYER HALL. SHADOWS FROM THE EXTERIOR FACADE GUIDE THE EYE AND CREATE A RITUAL PATH TO FOLLOW.

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LOCATED ON THE FRONT OF THE MULTIPUR POSE HALL AND QIBLA WALL IN THE MAIN PRAYER HALL. ALLOWS FOR FREE FLOWING CIRCULATION AND VENTILATION WHEN OPEN. CREATES VERSATILITY BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SPACE.

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MAIN PRAYER HALL

A TWO STORY SACRED WORSHIP HALL, FACING TOWARDS THE QIBLA, WHERE MEN AND WOMEN CAN BE SEPARATED DURING PRAYER. CAN ALSO BE TRANSITIONED INTO A MULTIPURPOSE HALL.

WASHING AND SPIRITUAL PREPARATION SPACE SEPARATED FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN BEFORE ENTERING THE MAIN PRAYER HALL.

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SEPARATE SPACE FOR WOMEN TO PRACTICE PRAYER, TEACHINGS, PREPARATIONS, AND SCHOOL. DOUBLES AS CHILDREN’S CLASSROOM, ALONG WITH THE ROOFTOP GARDEN.

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03 Community Mosque 1. Main Prayer Hall: Men and women are seperated during plrayer time. first floor is for men and the second for women. Sliding doors and either side of prayer hall can be open or closed depending on public or private events in the mosque and also allow for efficient air cuirulation throughout the building

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03 Community Mosque 2. Second Level: The second floors focus is on the womens prayer experience. They are given access to a lofted balcony in the main prayer hall that allows for gender separation while also keeping the focus of prayer in one area. They are also given a classroom for teachings and excess prayer space. Outdoor roof access provides a play and entertainment area for children and events.

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04 SOLACE COMMUNITY CENTER DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER

Kansas City, Kansas Thom Allen, ARCH 209 Second Year, Spring Semester, 2020

This projects main focus was to design a community center that provides a safe space for the community and serves as a space that can transition into a Disaster Preparedness Center during times of Crisis. The infilldowntown community center serves its residents as an indoor and outdoor edicational activity center filled with garden spaces in the heart of downtown Kansas City. The building consists of overlapping and rotating spaces that represent the chaos during everyday life and in diaster situations.While the main circulationpoints maintain easy access and provide guidance and a sense of direction through the chaos while also connecting two cultures together. The Community Center respects and frames the existing murals and uses them as a connection between buildings. Channel Glass is used throughout a glass tunnel which connects the murals on top of the green roof garden/ multipurpose space. Moveable walls on either side of the tunnel allow for easy access between the green garden and outdoor entertainment space. The connector allows for someone to experience the murals while also bringing the existing exterior facades into the interior. The Community Center serves as a safe space for the community and an indoor/outdoor educational activitycenter, filled with green garden spaces. The Community Centers open concept allows for versitble use and has the ability to transition into an emergency response center when necessary.

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER Kansas City, Kansas

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Thom Allen, ARCH 209 Second Year, Spring Semester, 2020

The purpose of this project was to provide a real life example of how architecture can respond in times of crisis. This temporary structure is designed to be a medical response center for the current COVID-19 pandemic. The form of the temporary structure is derived from shipping containers that can be easily moved or replaced in order to respond to the pandemic. The site is located on a pre-existing lot on the corner of N. 8th Street, and Minnesota Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas. The site allows for easy access through both the North side alley and the Western alley. These alley ways serve as the main source of circulation for the drive up testing and pick up/ distribution center. Circulation throughout the site allows six foot socialdistancing while at the facility.

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The main building, on Minnesota Avenue, is divided into two floors. The ground level consists of six shipping containers that provide a place for medical and food storage. Care packages can be created and distributed through the pedestrian pick up center. The first floor creates an indoor environment used for medical testing and doubles as an exterior waiting and circulation area while also allowing for enough space to practice social distancing. The layout allows people that are getting tested to avoid those that are coming to the community center to pick up or drop off care packages. The quarantine center is located on the lot adjacent to the medical center. The quarantine center consists of eight shipping containers designed to provide a space for those that are sick and do not have a place to self isolate, focusing on the homeless community throughout KCK. Large windows and bright colors are used amongst these temporary structures to help bring positivity during an unfortunate pandemic. Each shipping container has a outdoor balcony or patio to provide access to the exterior while also maintaining social distancing from others. A large window is used to help create an inviting space in a secluded area.

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QUARINTINE SHELTER EAST ELEVATION

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CONNECTING CULTURES

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The site is located on the Northwest corner of Minnesota Ave. and N 8th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The community was recently beginning to beautify the downtown area and provide more places for community gatherings. The two separate lots on the site are connected by two existing murals, Facing The Past and the Sunflower Mural, designed to demonstrate the rich culture found in the area. The design of the Community Center focused on maintaining the existing culture found in KCK while providing more opportunities for safe gatherings.

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CRISIS TRANSITION 1. Closed During Emergency 2. Emergency Direction Reception 4. Information/ Central Management 6. Emergency Staff Offices 7. Emergency Press Room 8. Radio Station, Emergency Announcement

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CRISIS TANSITION 1. Food Distribution Center 2. Distribution Storage 4. Mechanical/ Water Storage 5. Care Package Pick up 6. Social Distancing Waiting Area 7. Green Roof Garden for Care Package Distribution


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Channel Glass: specialty architectural glass for interior and exterior applications. U-shaped glass channels are self-supporting standing 23 ft and spanning any distance. Light weight seamless glass needs no vertical supports and acts as a self insulator. Translucent material acts as a flashlight in the evenings. Case Study: Bloch Building, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City Kansas

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RECEPTION

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Rooftop Garden provides local ingredients to the Community Center Cafe. Garden and Multipurpose green space is watered by the rainwater collection system.

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Rainwater Collection System: collects run off water gathered on the roof and from the street. Water from the street enters at Minnesota Ave. and flows through rock beds that filter the water before entering into the ground level pump room. Water is then pumped and stored in the second level storage tanks. Collected water is used for watering the multipurpose green roof grass, garden, and flower beds.

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05 Polaris Pavilion Wells Overlook Park, Lawrence, Kansas Chad Kraus, Arch 508, Dirt Works Studio, Design Build Third year, Fall Semester, 2020

Whether one is following Wells Ridge Trail eastward or coming from the main parking area, the Polaris Pavilion harmonizes two paths as a symbol of the many paths of eploration that have wound their was thrugh Eastern Kanss. An imbedded North arrow also pay homage to the area’s history, while the name “Polaris” alludes to the Kansas state motto: “Ad astra per aspera.” Under the two roofs, one finds many places to sit, either at one of the three universally accessible tables or along one of the benches. The four sets of screens provide shade and add to the intamacy found underneath the roofs. A timber plank intersects the path from the parking lot and terminates in a garden of native Kansas flora. Overall, the Polaris offers many instances to appreciate serene views and find peace amon the trees

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Located onthe northern cusp of Wells Forest, this picnic pavilion structure provides a space of shelter and seclusion while still serving as a point of connection to the rest of the park. Two modular spaces, or pods, create two different experiences as one is funneled into the site from the parking lot. The northern most pod offers gentle entry into the site and a more intimate connection with the site and adjacent garden. The southern pod gestures to the clearing in the Wells Forest and acts as a host for larger gatherings under its roof.


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EXPLODED ROOF AXONOMETRIC THE ROOF IS COMPRISED OF A NAIL LAMINATED TIMBER DIAPHRAM, STEEL FLASHING, PLYWOOD SHEATHING, WATER AND ICE SHEILD, AND A CORRUGATED STEEL SHEATHING.

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TABLE ISOMETRIC THE TABLES CONSIST OF TWO CONCRETE SLABS. THE TABLE TOP IS A 3” PRECAST SLAB AND THE LEG IS A 6” CAST IN PLACE SLAB TO BE POURED WITH THE SLAB ON GRADE FOUNDATION.

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05 Polaris Pavilion 1. Polaris Interior: Three separate pods allow for multiple groups of varying sizes to be attending the pavilion at the same time. The surrounding landscape is perfectly shaded for activities outside the pavilion. 2. Southern View of Polaris: The Polaris open layout is universally accessible and offers areas for gathering at more than just the individual pods.

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3. Polaris Entrance: The Polaris is located close the existing parking, allowing for easy access to the pavilion. The datum line interrupts the side walk and provides a guiding path into the Polaris.

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THOMAS J. ALLEN

Professor of Architecture School of Architecture & Design University Of Kansas t273a306@ku.edu

FARHAN S. KARIM

Professor of Architecture School of Architecture & Design University Of Kansas fskarim@ku.edu

CHAD R. KRAUS

Professor of Architecture School of Architecture & Design University Of Kansas ckraus@ku.edu

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