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Adora Lo Selected Works

Golden Bear Recreational Center Santa Cruz Surf Rescue Center CCA Dorm Housing Steel House Las Vegas Wedding Chapel Chinatown Multi-Family Housing Merlin Entertainments - LSC


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Adora Lo

Oceanside, CA 92056 adoralo@gmail.com

EDUCATION University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA - Degree/Major: Masters of Architecture - 3-year professional M.Arch I program

9/2006 - 6/2009

University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA - Degree/Major: B.A./Architecture with Highest Honors - Achievements: - Co-founded a student magazine (Student Art Publishing) - Created and facilitated a student-run class

8/2002 - 12/2005

SKILLS Software - Adobe PhotoShop (7 yrs) - Adobe llustrator (6 yrs) - Adobe InDesign (4 yrs) - Adobe Dreamweaver/Acrobat (1 yr) - SketchUp 8 (1 yr) - AutoCAD (3 yrs) - Rhino 3D + VRay (3 yrs) - MS PowerPoint (2 yrs) - MS Word (2 yrs) - MS Excel (3 yrs) - HTML (1 yr) - OS - Windows XP/7 (8 yrs) Technical - Laser Cutter (Advanced) - Digital Photography (Advanced) - Scanner, Printing, Inkjet Plotter (Advanced) - Soldering (Basic) - Welding (Basic) - Belt sander, drill press, other shop machines (Basic)


CURRENT LOCATION / SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA, USA / 3

WORK EXPERIENCE Legoland Studios Carlsbad, Merlin Entertainments, Carlsbad, CA Team Lead/Model Builder - Model Shop & Production - Built iconic models in Legoland Malaysia (Tanah Lot) and Legoland Florida (Bok Tower). - Assisted in assembly of mechanical designs in animation department. - Produced 90% of the Model Identification Cards for the model inventory in Florida. - Produced Diagrams on how to install models in Legoland Florida and Malaysia. - Wrote installation & O&M manuals for the Malaysian model shop. - Wrote User Guidelines for using Spray-on Frosting on LEGO bricks. - Helped with a Marketing event at Legoland Florida as Master Model Builder, entertaining guests and speaking to crowds. - Project Lead on several projects with several team members; delegated tasks. - Communicates with team members from all departments with relevant information, organizing resources and coordinating the completion of different parts. - Soldered and installed lighting for two iconic models in Legoland Malaysia.

6/ 2010 – Present

Crestview Elementary School, Vista, CA Instructor - After School Program - Facilitate 5th graders, tutoring homework, and organizing activites

7/ 2009 – 5/2010

UCLA - Architecture & Urban Design Department, Los Angeles, CA Teaching Assistant for Professor Mark Mack - Communicate with students for assignments and classes

3/ 2009 – 6/2009

UCLA - Architecture & Urban Design Department, Los Angeles, CA Teaching Assistant for Professor George Rand - Arrange guest speakers through phone & email, kept students on track with assignments

9/ 2007 – 12/2007

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA Tutor/Mentor - Tutored 9th & 10th graders in algebra, geometry, and English - Created lessons plans for Summer Test Prep program

6/2007 - 9/2007, 6/2008 - 9/2008

LuValle Commons, UCLA, Los Angeles CA Supervisor - Helped several trainees to become supervisors - Promoted within two months for fast learning and leadership skills.

1/2007 - 3/2009


GOLDEN BEAR RECREATIONAL CENTER / RENE DAVIDS / SPRING 2005 / 5

Conceptual Model

GOLDEN BEAR RECREATIONAL CENTER UC BERKELEY / Arch100B / Spring 2005 Instructor: Rene Davids Head Professors: Lisa Iwamoto & Rene Davids The program was to create a recreational space suitable for swimming and ice skating. The site was a field located north of Clark Kerr Campus in Berkeley. The initial exercises were to create landscapes based on the body and motion. Because of these preliminary concepts, circulation became my main focus. Through the exploration of movement and the human body, I developed a system of interconnected ramps and pathways to extend the experience of better health and recreation.


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Site Map


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Conceptual Drawings


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Human Movement Diagrams


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Pool Perspective From Lobby

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Locker Room-Pool-Gym Circulation Diagram

Ice Rink Perspective


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4 Conceptual Models

Midreview Massing Model


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GOLDEN BEAR RECREATIONAL CENTER / RENE DAVIDS / SPRING 2005 / 13

Sections


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2nd Story

3rd Story


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4th Story

5th Story

Plans


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Final Model Detail


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Final Model


SANTA CRUZ SURF RESCUE CENTER / ANTHONY BURKE / SUMMER 2004 / 19

SANTA CRUZ SURF RESCUE CENTER UC BERKELEY / Arch 100A / Summer 2004 Instructor: Terez Tierney Head Professor: Anthony Burke The program was to design a rescue station for the lifeguards of Santa Cruz State Beach, complete with equipment storage, living areas, a training center, and classrooms to educate people about beach safety. My concept started by examining the different textural layers on the site. Using the city of Santa Cruz as a larger context, I created a design based on using the urban fabric as a tool for placing programs. Through extensive mapping exercises and sketches, I developed a system of locating programs that was related to the city beyond.

Initial Model


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Site Context

Site Analysis

Perspective

Section Diagrams


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Mapping Diagrams

Site Map


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Key: 1. Lounge, Kitchen, & Wet Bar 2. Staff Gym/Locker/Bathroom 3. Training Center 4. Vehicle & Equipment Storage 6. Communication & Control Room 7. Locker Room 8. First Aid Facility 9. Public Bathroom & Showers (Male) 10. Public Bathroom & Showers (Female) 11. Public Information Office 12. Classroom 13. Hot Desk/Office Space 14. Conference Room 15. Equipment Storage

Plan


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Final Model


CCA DORMITORY HOUSING / RENE DAVIDS / SPRING 2005 / 25

Junction (The Site) College Ave

Site Analysis

Broadway

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS DORMITORY HOUSING UC BERKELEY / Arch 100B / Spring 2005 Instructor: Rene Davids Head Professors: Lisa Iwamoto & Rene Davids The different physical densities of the surrounding context converge onto the site, creating an ideal location for connecting the community and the campus as a place for display and meeting. I focused on the striation of the city as a template for design.

Mixed Commercial CCA Campus Residential

Besides dormitory housing for students, the program included a cafe, student art gallery, and communal studios. The scheme makes use of a progression through the public, semi-public, and private places to provide for a wide range of activities.


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Conceptual Model

Massing Model

Site Analysis Model


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Midterm Model


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Final Model


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Section Facing Northwest

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Perspectives


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1st Floor 4th Floor

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First Floor Plan

Cafe

Dining Hall/Kitchen

Ground Floor

Up

Up Laundry Studio

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Lounge

Gallery

Lobby

Up

Up

Up

Ground Floor Plan


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Final Model With Context


STEEL HOUSE / BEN REFUERZO / WINTER 2007 / 33

A 1

Splice plate bolted to Splice plate bolted top flanges of girder to top flanges of and beams; and girder beams; in lieu of in lieu of plate, weld flanges plate, weld flanges

Steel I-Beam

Wall Panel (SIP)

B 1 B 2

Girder Girder

A 2

Shear carried by

Sun Shade Mesh

Plate welded to Plate welded girder girder to web and to bottom of web andbolted bolted to bottom flange of beam

Shear plated carried welded toby plates girder web welded toand girder web and bolted to beam web bolted to beam web

of flange of beam Structural Glass

A 3

Axonometric - Beam to Girder Connection

Axonometric - Beam to Girder Connection

STEEL HOUSE UCLA / AUD415 / Winter 2007 Instructor: Ben Refuerzo

A 4 Concrete Wall

Concrete Foundation

The building conveys in physical form the juxtaposition of light and dark. Through the idea of dark objects in a lit shed, along with floating those objects on a sea of light, this house will be a gathering place, a welcoming abode for those who are prone to having congregations of people with similar interests.

Insulation Ground

South Wall Section 1/2” = 1’-0”

Wall Section

There is a dark space for technological recreation, a light space for traditional entertainment, and living spaces that provide views to the outside, along with privacy for more quiet affairs. Two cores are formed within the building to hold up the structure.


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Perspective - From Southwest, Sidewalk


West

East

April - October

Butler Ave

West

East

Strong

November - March Weak

Wind Diagram

N 10° 20° 30° 40° 05:42

50°

20:08

60° 70° 80°

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17:38

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16:48

06:55

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La Grange Ave

Site Plan

Summer Solstice Spring/Fall Equinox Winter Solstice

Sun Path Diagram


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2 Indoor Patio

Bathroom

Laundry Kitchen

Mech. Room Living Room

Outdoor Patio

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Dining Room Storage

Storage

Pantry

4 UP UP

DN

Site Plan

Longitudinal Section


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Exploded Axon


LAS VEGAS WEDDING CHAPEL / DAGMAR RICHTER / SPRING 2007 / 39

Longitudinal Section

LAS VEGAS WEDDING CHAPEL UCLA / AUD401 / Spring 2007 Instructor: Dagmar Richter The Suspension Wedding Chapel utilizes a system of deeply embedded columns, suspension cables, and a nest of steel tubes to create a structural framework for the translucent interior walls, and to also create shadows that change throughout the day, like dappled foliage. The Chapel has two different modes: - The daytime experience where the the frame and the wires create a lattice of shadows, mimicking the pattern of a trellis, giving you that country springtime feel in the middle of Las Vegas. - The night-time experience, where guests can experience being inside the glowing jewel of Las Vegas, or perhaps indulge in a little darkness and have special theme weddings. The chapel is built with a steel frame, the perforations designed for each section of the building; the dressing rooms have more privacy with thicker elements, while the main chapel space has thinner lines to allow light and shadow play to come through. The prompt of the studio was a Las Vegas wedding space focusing on affect, interior space, and mood. The program consisted of the backstage necessities such as storage, dressing rooms, office, and restrooms, and also the entry, exit, and the wedding space itself.


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Exterior Perspective


Steel Frame

Steel Wire Cable

Translucent Floor, Walls, & Roof

Columns

Axonometric Diagram


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Waiting Area

Roof From Casino Dressing Room

Dressing Room

To Guest Reception

Office

Chapel

Night Perspective Upper Floor Guest Reception Storage

To Chapel

Guest Entry/Chapel Exit

Lower Floor

Model Photo

Floor Plans


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Diagrams

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Interior - Towards Reception


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CHINATOWN MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING UCLA / AUD403 / Spring 2009 Instructor: Mark Mack

KalZip ALU Solar RooďŹ ng

This project was a year long research studio, dedicated to prefabrication techniques and multifamily, affordable housing in Los Angeles. The research of this studio has focused on manufactured housing typologies, including a trip to Europe to research advanced pre-fabricated building methods and materials, such as KLH and ELK Homes. We have defined manufactured housing to be buildings that are pre-fabricated in a specific manner. The methods of pre-fabrication has been narrowed to three major types: Modular, Pre-Cut, and Panelized. The focus of this project will be to incorporate a modular building typology with affordable housing features that will offset the cost of the housing for future residents. A further goal would be to create a place for community to grow and encourage residents to remain the area for a longer period of time and to add their own mark to the community as opposed to using Chinatown as a waystation for the other Asian communities beyond downtown Los Angeles, such as Monterey Park and San Gabriel. Prefabricated modules will allow for ease of transportation and construction, offsetting costs and making the building more affordable for developers to implement this type of housing on empty parking lots all over Chinatown.

Concrete Decking with Drainage

Ventilation

Facade Cladding

Insulation KLH Interior Lining

Floor Covering Dry Screed Footstep Sound Insulation Board KLH

Roof Column

Concrete Structure

Hanging Ceiling

Concrete Column

Tile Flooring

Concrete Foundation

Construction Diagram


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Senior Living & Care

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Medical Center Pharmacy

Mahjong Hall/ Lobby

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Dining Hall 3

Koi Pond

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Teahouse

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Kitchen UP Towards Temple (Path Over Kitchen)

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Communal Kitchen

Loading Dock Family Center

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Play Area

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Day Care Center

Families

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Ground Floor Plan


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Aerial Rendering

The concrete floor is built, elevated on columns

Construction of the wall panels and separate module put into place

When the wall panels and module are in position, the solid timber floor panels are put into place

Stories continue until roofing is laid and waterproofing is applied.

Construction Diagrams


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Streetview Perspective


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B

C

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3 BD, 2 BA

C

6 BD, 2 BA

1

Front Porch

B

3 BD, 2 BA

1

Front Porch

Front Porch

Master Bedroom Master Bedroom

Beam

7

2

2 Den/Office Master Bedroom Master Bedroom

Front Porch

Master Bedroom

3

3 Front Porch

8

4 BD, 1 BA

Front Porch

4

2 BD, 1 BA

4

4 BD, 2 BA Alternate Configuration of Three 2-BD Units

Unit Floor Plans


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Section


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Apartment Rendering


Portfolio, 2013