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Tell +1 (704) 491-4500 E-mail alaa_bg_95@hotmail.com Address 21500 Delftmere Dr. Cornelius, NC, 28031


Education University of North Carolina at Charlotte | 2014 - 2017 | 3rd Year Architecture Student (B. Arts Architecture) Cumulative GPA 3.91 / 4.0

Central Piedmont Community College | 2013 - 2014 | 44 Credit / Hr (Spring 2013, Fall 2103, Spring 2014) Cumulative GPA 4.0 / 4.0

Professional Experience LITTLE Diversified Architectural Consulting

| May 2016 - Present | Job Title: Architectural Intern - Create three-dimensional building information modeling and two-dimensional construction documentation using software. - Perform redline changes and revisions. - Assist in the streamlining of the architectural design process from conceptual design through overall completion of projects. - Assist with contract administration responsibilities. - May participate in the architectural design process and develop alternative solutions and presentation graphics used to communicate concepts to the client or for agency approval. - May develop project specifications from master specifications. - May participate in the review of product or shop drawing submittals during the construction phase. - Assist architects in construction drawings of pre-fabricated structure projects; and other modular construction projects involve educational, correctional, and healthcare facilities and multi-story residential buildings.

Priceless Store Fixtures Job Title: Website Manager

Skills Honors References

| Jan. 2014 - May 2016 |

- Develop the voice for all aspects of the company’s online presence. - Writing, editing, and proofreading site content to ensure accuracy. - Ensure website functionality and perform software updates. - Monitor, assess, and report on website performance. - Ensure domain registration and hosting are current. - Develop and / or update content. - Handle online marketing projects ranging from SEO to social media marketing to ensure wide online presence.

Priceless Store Fixtures

| Apr. 2013 - Jan. 2014 | Job Title: Design Assistant (Furniture Assembly Line) - Produce Drawings to aid clients in visualizing design - Commercial Furniture Design / Assembly - Client Meetings (Discuss initiation, progression, and completion)

Software: Revit | AutoCAD | Rhinoceros (Grasshopper) | Illustrator | InDesign | Photoshop | SketchUp | Technical: Sketching | Model Making | Wood Working | Digital Fabrication | Languages: English | Arabic | Spanish | French | University of North Carolina at Charlotte David Franklin Memorial Scholarship | Fall 2016 | Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure Inaugural Class | Fall 2015 | American Institute of Architects (AIA) Charlotte Scholarship | Fall 2015 |

University of North Carolina at Charlotte SoA United States Green Building Students Council (Charlotte) | Fall 2015 | National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) | 2014 - Present | SoA Student Ambassador | Spring 2016 |

Jim Williams, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Thaddeus, David, AIA, NCARB

Partner | National Director of Design Little jwilliam@littleonline.com 704-534-5362

Tomas Jimenez-Eliæson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Partner | Director of Design Community | Little TEliaeson@littleonline.com 704-561-3245

UNC Charlotte | School of Architecture | thaddeus@uncc.edu 704-687-0130

Nesbit, Jeffrey

UNC Charlotte | School of Architecture | jnesbit9@uncc.edu 704 687-0136

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Table of Contents

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The Dallas Desultory

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The Sky Bar

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Projections

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Deja Vu

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Table of Contents 21-22

Burlington Arcade

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Research

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Artistry

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“The Real World”

DIVERSIFIED ARCHITECTURAL CONSULING iv


The Dallas Desultory


01 - BASIC MASSING

02 - CENTER INCISION

03 - PROGRAM TRIMMING

04 - CREATING FUNNELED ENTRY

05 - PROGRAM ADDITION

06 - CREATING BREEZEWAY

07 - INCISION INTERRUPTION

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The Dallas Desultory | Fall 2016 | David Thaddeus

08 - FINAL COMPOSITION


The robust urban fabric of the Dallas suburbs call for a warehouse design that combines elegance, functionality and uniqueness. The Dallas Desultory is a Rentable Office & Warehouse facility in which its design is conceived from the abrupt characteristics of the site. The powerful proximity of the Trinity River and its regulating levees to the site provoked a concept of “Incision”. This concept manifests itself in the design, mimicking the river and the two levees on each side of it, by the break that separates a visually ʻheavyʼ concrete element that houses the, warehouse portion of the program, from a ʻlightʼ glazed element inside which the offices are located. These two distinct elements are stitched together by a ʻfloatingʼ administrative space that oversees the entire facility.

The Dallas Desultory | Fall 2016 | David Thaddeus

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The Dallas Desultory | Fall 2016 | David Thaddeus


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PLAN 25 ft

50 ft

100 ft

EAST ELEVATION

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SOUTH ELEVATION

The Dallas Desultory | Fall 2016 | David Thaddeus

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CONCRETE ROOF

8”X24” CASTELLATED BEAM SKYLIGHT GLAZING

PREFERATED MTL PANEL

CONCRETE SLAB

STRUCTURAL MTL. DECKING

GLASS ROOF LAYER 2

8’ DEEP CUSTOM TRUSS

GLASS ROOF LAYER 1 MULLIONS

3’ THICK LOAD BEARING WALL

SHELVING UNITS

8”X12” WIDE FLANGE BEAM

8”X8” STEEL COLUMN 8”X24” CASTELATED BEAM TENSION CABLE

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SPIDER GLASS CONNECTOR

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EXPLODED BAY AXON

The Dallas0Desultory 50 ft| David Thaddeus100 ft 25|ftFall 2016 ft


MTL. COPING CAP PREFERATED MTL PANEL (SHADING DEVICE)

STRUCTURAL GLASS FIN

MTL. PLATE RUBBER CAP STRUCTURAL GLASS

ALUMINUM MULLION RUBBER-GLASS CAP

I-BEAM

MOISTURE RETENTION LAYER

POLYURETHANE SPRAY INSULATION GYP SHEATHING WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

C-CHANNEL

TAPERED INSULATION

TRIANGULAR STEEL PLATE PIN CONNECTOR

ENGINEERED SOIL WITH PLANTINGS

PREFAB. MTL. PANEL BREAK MTL. FLASHING FLUID APPLIED WEATHER BARRIER AERATION LAYER PROTECTION COURSE

DRAINAGE

WELDED WIRE MESH

ROOF MULLION SYSTEM

STEEL BENT PLATE

WIDE FLANGE BEAM GLASS ROOF SUPPORT POST

HORIZONTAL MULLION

POST-BEAM CONNECTOR VERTICAL MULLION BEYOND CUSTOM TRUSS BEYOND

SCHEDULED WINDOW GLASS SCHEDULED GLASS PANEL

DIAGONAL CASTELATED STEEL BEAM

INSULATION GAP

SPIDER CONNECTOR

TENSION CABLE

STEEL COLUMN

WALL SECTION-01

STEEL PLATE

STEEL BOLTS

WALL SECTION-03 SPIDER CONNECTOR TENSION CABLE

STEEL COLUMN SCHEDULED GLASS PANEL

INSULATION GAP

RUBBER WASHER BOLT

STRUCTURAL SILICON TRIANGULAR STEEL PLATE

STEEL PLATE STEEL T-CONNECTION TENSION CABLE PIN CONNECTOR

GLASS-FOUNDATION MOLLION CONCRETE PAVER MORTAR JOINT

RIENFORCED CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE CONCRETE FINISH AS SCHEDULED CONCRETE PAVER MORTAR JOINT

CONCRETE FINISH AS SCHEDULED 2” SAND

1” SAND

RIGID INSULATION BITUMINOUS MEMBRANE

RIGID INSULATION BITUMINOUS MEMBRANE

FOUNDATION DRAIN

FOUNDATION DRAIN

MAT FOUNDATION

CONCRETE FOOTING CONCRETE FOOTING

REBAR REINFORCEMENT

REBAR REINFORCEMENT

VAPOR BARRIER

VAPOR BARRIER DRAINAGE GRAVEL

DRAINAGE GRAVEL EARTH

STRUCTURAL PILE BEYOND

STRUCTURAL PILE BEYOND

WALL SECTION-02

WALL SECTION-04

The Dallas Desultory | Fall 2016 | David Thaddeus

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The Dallas Desultory | Fall 2016 | David Thaddeus


The Dallas Desultory | Fall 2016 | David Thaddeus

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The Sky Bar


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The Sky Bar | Spring 2016 | Betsy West


View from ʻSky Barʼ into BB&T Ball Park

View from street into the Hotel Garden

The Sky Bar | Spring 2016 | Betsy West

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The ʻSky Barʼ is a community hub that combines a hotel, an arcade, a restaurant, a café and a ballroom. Rationalizing program elements and organizing them accordingly in key to creating a space that is efficient, effective and yet pleasant. The program elements are arranged on the site, north to south, from the most private (being the hotel rooms) to the most public (being the restaurant/café)… The arcade is, by nature, a transitional space, therefore connecting the most public spaces to the northern side of the site and running strictly underneath the hotel rooms. An elevator shaft protrudes the public sector connecting the different levels and allowing access to the ballroom which itself attempts to bridge over and overlook the city of Charlotte providing incredible views.

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The Sky Bar | Spring 2016 | Betsy West


“All good hotels tend to lad people to do things they wouldnʼt necessarily do at home.” - Andre Balazs -

The Sky Bar | Spring 2016 | Betsy West

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The Sky Bar | Spring 2016 | Betsy West


The Sky Bar | Spring 2016 | Betsy West

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Projections


Sky

City Landscape

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Projections | Fall 2015 | Jeffry Nesbit


Chicago is a city that projects to the sky, exaggerating the perspective of observers standing from the ground plane upward. What are you looking at? The city as a whole, or a piece of the city? In the city looking up, perspectives are changed because of oneʟs position on the ground. The Willis Tower is an example of exaggerating perspectives from both an aerial view and a ground view. Observers get a chance to experience the congested space when they are on the ground versus the open view space above. With the park being devoid of activity and lacking the substantial verticality, this proposal intentionally redirects exaggeration horizontally. Activities along the bridge are oriented along a north-south axis, following the orientation of the bridge. Here the proposed design projects activities east into the landscape. By doing this, the perspective is changed from looking back into the city and projected out to Lake Michigan. The proposal consists of a folded surface that acts as a multivalent datum where multiplicity of programs and activities co-exist. Therefore this surface is not only a public domain, but also transforms and amplifies the projection of the city out towards the landscape. Exaggerated perspective is established through the projection of the entrance into the site, which inverts its original conditions of inaccessibility. Circulation is embedded in the architecture. When on the bridge, accessing the multivalent surface is abrupt; triggering the public to dramatically shift their unobstructed view over the landscape, creating an extended and unobstructed trajectory of circulation and views. For instance, walking from the bridge down the multiuse stairs, there is another set of stairs that brings the public out into the park space. While on the park and looking back up, the synthetic ground frames the city with the contour of the void that creates the stairs. This brings back how perspective is perceived in the city and how the site enhances perspective both towards the city and out into the lake. A secondary access leads the to the conditioned space beginning at the lower level of the bridge where the public circulates through the interior event space and out to the park. In a broader sense the proposal acts as the point where the vertical projection of the city into the sky becomes a horizontal projection into the landscape in which the landscape becomes the performance and the architecture is its audience. Projections | Fall 2015 | Jery Nesbit

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SEC. B

MULTIVALENT SURFACE Where a multiplicity of programs and activities exists This surface is not only a public domain, but also transforms and amplifies the extension from the city into the natural landscape.

BRIDGE (TOP LEVEL)

BRIDGE (LOWER LEVEL)

VOID Frames the view of the city from the park

LOADING/UNLOADING

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OH

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STORAGE

OFFICES

RESTROOM

TOWER

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RESTROOM

SERVICE: LOADING/UNLOADING ZONE

UP

INTERIOR EVENT

UP UP

SEC. A

SUPPORTS

SEC. A

UP

CHICAGO RIVER

ADMIN/OFFICES INTERIOR EVENT SPACE: EXHIBITION SPACE

UP

FLOOR PLAN

North

GLAZING

Scale 1/16” = 1’-0”

0 ft

50 ft

RESTROOMS

STORAGE SEC. B

SECTION B

EXTENDED PARK

Exterior Event/Entrance

EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

Storage Restroom

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SECTION A

Projections | Fall 2015 | Jeffry Nesbit

Admin/Offices Interior Event

Circulation Diagram

STAIRS


Projections | Fall 2015 | Jeffry Nesbit

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Deja Vu


A Sculpture Studio:

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Deja Vu | Spring 2015 | Jeffry Balmer


Deja Vu | Spring 2015 | Jeffry Balmer

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Burlington Arcade


“...so that the arcade is a city, a world in miniature...� - Walter Benjamin -

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Burlington Arcade | Spring 2016 | Betsy West


Exterior Transition Shift Interior

Exterior Transition Interior Arcade Transition

Transition Diagram Burlington Arcade 50ft

100ft

Entrance/Exit Spacial Threshold

Axial Threshold Rest Area

Transitional

Thresholds Diagram Burlington Arcade 50ft

100ft

Exterior Transition Shift Interior

Exterior Transition Interior Arcade Transition

Transition Diagram Burlington Arcade 50ft

100ft

Shops Enclosed Spaces

Open Spaces

Streets/Courtyards

Arcade Corridor

Burlington Arcade | Spring 2016 | Betsy West

Spacial Hierarchy Burlington Arcade 50ft

100ft

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Research


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Roulette Curves | Spring 2016 | Rachel Dickie


Roulette Curves | Spring 2016 | Rachel Dickie

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Artistry


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Sketches | Spring 2015 | M. Swisher


“A project has one life in its built state but another in its written or drawn state.� - Aldo Rossi -

Sketches | Spring 2015 | M. Swisher

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DIVERSIFIED ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING


“The Real World”


IDEA 2: OASIS A permeable enclosure unites the community & unveils an Oasis encouraging reconciliation

WOW!: Your Project The University of La Verne’s new Center for Spirituality, Interfaith Cooperation and Multicultural Diversity is an amazing opportunity to create an epicen ter of unity for the campus and community . Our team couldn’t resist thinking about your project and has begun to explore the possibilities . What follows are some of our initial observations and impressions about your project . Our concepts and ideas are a starting point for our dialogue with you when we are given the privilege of an interview .

BRAINSTORMING

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A permeable enclosure unites the community & unveils Oasis encouraging reconciliation

IDEA #2: OASIS

IDEA #5: WEAVING THE GARDENS

IDEA #8: QUILT 5

IDEA #2: OASIS

I D E AT I O N

Precedents

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BRAINSTORMING YOUR PROJECT To see a glimpse of our team’s brainstorming session for your project please go to following link: https://vimeo.com/littleinmotion/re view/168277539/85e32d0e48 21

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE: CENTER FOR SIM & BRANDT HALL RENOVATION

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Professional Work | Summer 2016 | LITTLE

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE: CENTER FOR SIM & BRANDT HALL RENOVATION

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IDEA 5: WEAVING THE GARDENS

Weaving the landscape, the iconic Center exem-

IDEA 8: QUILT Integration of inside and outside in a seemless ‘quilt’ that blurs all boundaries

W OW!: Your Project

IDEA #5: WEAVING THE GARDENS

IDEA #8: QUILT

Weaving the landscape, the iconic Center exemplifies unity through contrasting counterpoints

Integration of inside and outside in a seemless ‘quilt’ that blurs all boundaries

Precedents

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UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE: CENTER FOR SIM & BRANDT HALL RENOVATION

Precedents

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE: CENTER FOR SIM & BRANDT HALL RENOVATION

Professional Work | Summer 2016 | LITTLE

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“The less you know, the more you think you know. The more you know, the less you think you know.” - Unknown -

laa Bou Ghanem

Tell +1 (704) 491-4500 E-mail alaa_bg_95@hotmail.com Address 21500 Delftmere Dr. Cornelius, NC, 28031


Alaa Bou Ghanem: B.A. Architecture Portfolio