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Table of Contents Akron Technology District

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Dresden Centre Hotel

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Kent National Archive

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Extension/Expansion

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2007 Fall Lecture Series

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Photography

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Akron Technology District Project Location: Akron, OH Fall 2008

The site for this project is located at the intersection of E. Exchange and Brown St., directly across from the new home for the University of Akron football team. The program for this project was to create a multi-use structure containing 16,000 sf for retail and 24,000 sf of prime office space. It was also required to incorporate systems and techniques which would make the perform in a manner consistent with LEED standards for new construction. With this stark contrast in programmatic conditions there was a necessity to seperate these spaces for the sake of those occupying both the offices and the retail spaces. But instead of creating 2 totally seperate entities, I wanted to create something that was more connected and spoke to the integration of these programs while still keeping them formally seperated. It was through this idea that the organization of the necessary program began to shape the final structure in which retail occupies the street level and the offices are staggered on the upper floors. image.A01 double exposure of final model 3


Akron Technology District KSU-CAED: Fall 2008 Adam Cummins

image.A02 street level prospective of model

image.A03 aerial looking at North facade

image.A04 street level prospective of model

Site Plan with 1st Floor Plan 4

image.A05 aerial looking at West facade


2nd Floor Plan South Elevation

North Elevation

3rd Floor Plan

Transverse Section 4th Floor Plan

Longitudinal Section

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The design process for this project began with research of the LEED system, sustainable strategies, and an effective and provacative design solution to all of these problems. As you can see in the figure A1, there is a stepping forward of subsequent floors. This passive solar design strategy is incredibly effective, allowing winter sunlight into the floor while shading the offices from the harsh summer sun.

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As mentioned before I wanted this project to have a sense of continuity throughout. To the left are some preliminary sketches diagramming the nature of the form parti, the wrapping green ribbon which encompasses the entire complex, and an elevation study.


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SHEET KEYNOTES DIVISION 3 CONCRETE 1 2 3 4 5 6

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Galvanized Reinforcing Steel Galvanized Welded wire frame reinforcing Stressing Tendons 2" Cast-in-place Heavyweight Concrete 18" Precast Concrete Double Tee Composite Concrete Roof Insulation

DIVISION 5 METALS 7 8

EXCHANGE ST OFFICE

DESCRIPTION:

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OFFICE BLDG AREA: OFFICE 24,875 SF RETAIL 6,565 SF TOTAL 31,440 SF 60' - 0" (FOUR STORIES)

BUILDING HEIGHT: CODE YEAR: OCCUPANCY: BUILDING TYPE: SPRINKLER:

OBC 2007 B, A-3 or M (SEPARATED USES) V-A YES

MAX ALLOW HEIGHT: 70' (50 + 20 W/ SPRINKLER) MAX ALLOW AREA: 36,000 (18,000 * 200%) REQ. USE SEP: 1 hr FIRE RATING MAX # STORIES: 4 (3+1 W/ SPRINKLER)

CS-001 A-101 A-201 A-202 A-203 A-301 A-302 A-303 A-304 A-305

Sheathing

Built-Up Asphalt Waterproofing Loose-Fill Insulation Roof Board Insulation Above-Grade Vapor Retarders Sheet Metal Flashing and Trim Manufactured Copings

DIVISION 8 OPENINGS 17 18 19 20

+60'-0"

PROJECT TEAM

ALUMINUM BUILDING COLUMN CONCRETE CONTINUOUS COVERSHEET DIAMETER EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE FEET GYPSUM HOUR ISOMETRIC MAXIMUM ON CENTER ORIENTED STRAND BOARD REQUIRED SQUARE FEET STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL SEPARATION WITH

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Sliding Aluminum-Framed Glass Door Glazed Aluminum Curtain Wall Solar Control Films Fixed Louvers

Adam Cummins

LEAD DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT KENT, OHIO

Jack Hawk

STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT Canton, OHIO

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Metal Furring Strips Acoustical Panel Ceilings Slip-Resistant Flooring Treatment

DIVISION 23 HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR-CONDITION

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Rectangular Metal Duct Air Duct Damper

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Johnathing Fleming

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GENERAL CONTRACTER Kent, OHIO

+45'-0"

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DRAWING INDEX

2" Subflooring 3 4" Wood Board

071213 072123 072216 072613 076200 077113

DIVISION 9 FINISHES

ABBREVIATIONS ALUM. BLDG. COL. CONC. CONT. CS DIA. EPS FT GYP. HR. ISO MAX O.C OSB REQ. SF SIP SEP W/

6" Structural Metal Stud Framing Glazed Decorative Metal Railings 1

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BUILDING INFORMATION

GENERAL NOTES

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Adam Cummins

6015 Pebblebrook LN Apt. 200 KENT, OH 44240 acummins@kent.edu

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1. Comply with all applicable codes, ordinances, laws safety orders, and directives of the state, county and city. 2. Each contractor shall be responsible for procuring all permits, paying fees, certificates of inspection and approval, unless otherwise noted by contract documents. 3. The submission of a bid by contractor shall indicate they have become familiar with the construction documents. 4. Prior to bidding each contractor shall visit the site, and verify all conditions. Any discrepancies shall be reported to the architect prior to bid opening. 5. In the case of discrepancies or inconsistencies in the project manual and drawings the architect shall be notified. 6. The building structure and all work shall be protected from the weather, construction hazards, fire, unnecessary intrusions, dust, dirt or debris. 7. Contractors shall provide, install and maintain for the duration of construction, all required scaffolding, tarpaulins, warning signs, fences, and other temporary construction item for the safe completion of the work. Contractors shall comply with all local county, state OSHA and EPA applicable regulations. 8. The Contractor shall determine construction methods and sequences and ensure the safety of the structure and its components during construction. 9. Each contractor to review the project manual and drawings for their scope of work and coordinate sequence of their work with other contractors.

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DIVISION 7 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION

ABC [studios]

12.09.08 CITY OF AKRON BROWN ST. & EXCHANGE ST. AKRON, OH 44308 OFFICE MULTI-USE

Akron Technology District

DATE: CLIENT: LOCATION:

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DIVISION 6 WOODS, PLASTICS, AND COMPOSITES

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AKRON TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT

Brown St. and E. Exchange St.

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MATERIAL INDICATION + SYMBOLS

COVERSHEET FOUNDATION PLAN FIRST FLOOR PLAN ROOF PLAN SECTIONS ISO SECTION - Bearing Foundation ISO SECTION - Bearing Roof ISO SECTION - Non-Bearing Foundation ISO SECTION - Non-Bearing Roof ISO SECTION - Stair Tower

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ROOF DRAIN

INSULATION

INSULATION (BATTING)

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BRICK or GENERIC WALL CUT

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Building Sections

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Retail Space

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032113 032213 032300 033113 034116

Galvanized Reinforcing Steel Galvanized Welded wire frame reinforcing Stressing Tendons Cast-in-place Heavyweight Concrete 18" Precast Concrete Double Tee

DIVISION 5 METALS

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6" Structural Metal Stud Framing

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Sheathing

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Loose-Fill Insulation

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Retail Space

Ground Floor Plan

PROJECT NO:

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Ground Floor Plan

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Metal Furring Strips Acoustical Panel Ceilings Slip-Resistant Flooring Treatment

233113 233313

Rectangular Metal Duct Air Duct Damper

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A-201 2

092213 095113 096113

DIVISION 23 HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR-CONDITION

Jack Hawk

12-09-08

SHEET NAME

Scale: 18"=1'-0"

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Sliding Aluminum-Framed Glass Door Glazed Aluminum Curtain Wall Solar Control Films Fixed Louvers

DIVISION 9 FINISHES AA

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083213 084413 088713 089219

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figure.A5 Construction Documents created in cencert with design project

Akron Technology Disctrict adam cummins

Brown St. and E. Exchange St.

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image.A06 aerial of proposed piazza

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image.A07 detail of vegetative wall in model

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image.A08 detail of rear patio

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image.A09 atrium in single tenant retail building

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Dresden Center Hotel Project Location: Dresden, Germany Fall 2007

This project presented with obvious challenges and difficulties, most obviously that a site visit would be totally out of the question and secondly the scale at which I was now designing. The site itself was located in the heart of Dresden, Germany, a city with a wealth of history and culture. It was through this study of the city of Dresden that we determined program and our formal expression of that program. It was as much an exercise in design as it was an excercise in sociology and anthropology.

image.B01 looking along the southern facade

Through my research I determined that the city of Dresden was lacking any semblance of a true “City-Center� and that the site lended itself to being that center. It was my position that the program should be a large hotel as well as a large retail area which also would encompass an exhibition area. This multi-use, multi-funtional building would be an atractant for both tourists and permanent residents of Dresden. Knowing that what was being created would be some sort of nexus point within the city I decided that making this structure iconic and somewhat eccentric was a necessity. In the following pages you will see the process that led to the final iteration of the Dresden Center Hotel. 13


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Proposed 2nd Phase

Early Design Proposals and Concepts

Exterior Rendering

Interior Rendering

Site Plan Conceptual Axonemetric Diagrams

1st - 5th Floor Plan

Model in Context of Site

West Elevation

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Scale: 1/64'' - 1 '- 0

North Elevation


Adam Cummins Professor Graves 3rd Year Studio Fall 2007

Longitudinal Section

6th - 7th Floor Plan Scale: 1/64'' - 1 '- 0

Transverse Section Axon

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Conceptual Diagrams

st - 5th Floor Plan

8th Floor Plan

Scale: 1/64'' - 1 '- 0

Scale: 1/64'' - 1 '- 0

Elevation

Approach Perspective

Street Perspective

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image.A06 aerial of proposed piazza

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image.A07 detail of vegetative wall in model

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image.A06 aerial of proposed piazza

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image.A07 detail of vegetative wall in model

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Kent National Archive Project Location: Kent, OH Fall 2006

The site for the Kent National Archive was situated at the intersection of the two major roadways that go through the city of Kent, Route’s 43 and 59. This prominent place was a major influence on the design process inferring the orientation of the two forms. To strengthen the sense of place, each form addresses and respects the major axes. Secondly, the program garnered the necessity for a clear delineation of public and private spaces. To clearly express the separation between public and private spaces different languages were used on the exterior facades to infer the interior function of the space. The actual archive storage facility’s facade is articulated as a solid, monolithic structure with thin bands of windows, giving a sense of security and importance. The public areas are articulated as open, glass atrium and naturally lit spaces, allowing for a sense of openness and fluidity.

image.C01 aerial of western facade 23


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image.C02 view south along Haymaker Parkway

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image.C03 view of archive storage facility

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image.C04 detail of glass entry and gallery space

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image.C05 view of interstitial courtyard

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Extension & Expansion Fall 2005

The objective of the design was to take our previously completed cube and expand or allow it to bleed out across the base and then accumulate in other parts of the project. The main motivator of this was the notion of Approach-Entry-PassagePlace. The intent was to create experiences as if one were moving through it. As you can see the areas of expansion occur in areas of passage and accumulations occur in areas of place. This design idea was intentional and in my case logical.

image.D01 triple exposure of final model 33


image.D02 model during production

image.D03 final.cube project 34

image.D04 hand rendering of cube


Plan

Transverse Section.A

Transverse Section.B 35


image.D05 longitudinal elevation.a

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image.D06 longitudinal elevation.b

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image.D07 detail of deconstructed cube

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image.D08 detail of reassembly

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Fall 2007 Lecture Series Project Location: Kent State University Fall 2007

Working in concert with my collegues Charlie Able and Greg Evans, and KSU professor Jason Turnidge, the Fall 2007 Lecture Series at Kent State University is the most successful series in the university’s recent history. Differnt from previous years, we printed, constructed, and installed banners, that hung in the Gym Annex, advertising to all of those in the studio’s the Who, When, and Where of the series. For this I serverd as the production coordinator and fabricator of the banners to be hung. The most ambitious project of the series was the installation to be constructed in the KSU Student Center. I acted as the Construction Manager and what I like to call “practicality consultant.” The construction of the installation was a first for KSU architecture for some time, and remains the highlight of 2007 Fall Lecture Series.

image.E01 completed installation 41


image.E02 construction of banners

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image.E03 final banners hanging in annex studio

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image.E04 installation on night of opening

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image.E05 installation on night of opening


image.E06 installation on night of opening

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Photography

From an early age I showed an apptitude towards photography and in recent years with my travels to Europe and Hong Kong, and the aesthetic training gained as an architecture student, my interest has grown exponentially. On the following pages is a sample of my photographs from years past. Each image has a story and behind each story is a memory that remains with me. Specifically, these photo’s are of inspirations, whether it be architecture, art, or nature these photos struck me and the hope is that they can spark something within you.

image.F01 dramatic lighting hitting one of the many statues inside St. Peter’s Bascilica in Rome 47


image.F02 agbar tower.barcelona

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image.F03 vatican fountain.day


image.F04 vatican fountain.night

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image.F05 gondolas docked in venice

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image.F06 venetian glass artisan

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image.F07 timelapse of florence.italy

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image.F08 christmas lights in florence

image.F09 venetian canal from gondola

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image.F10 florence from afar

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image.F11 sunset in assisi

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