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ALBERT NESSIA

PORTFOLIO

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN


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Hello! I am an interdisciplinary student studying Architecture and Graphic Design, putting emphasis on a contextually sensitive approach to problem solving. I am constantly (and happily) learning every day.

www.albertnessia.design albertnessia@gmail.com 510 862 3454


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Artist’s Row

GiveLight Orphanage Library

Santa Cruz Housing

Center for Ideas Exchange

Case Study: Halls Ridge Knoll House

Bluestone Lane Reconstruction

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Rohingya Children’s Playground

The Perfect Fit

Performing Arts at USF

Katawhan Festival


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Artist’s Row Computer-Aided Design AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop

Artist’s Row is an affordable, walk-able, mixed-use housing community in downtown San Bruno, California. Intended to house art-oriented individuals and families, each row house consists of two residential units, as well as a commercial space meant for residents to sell merchandise that they create themselves. For this particular row house design, a mixture of wood, concrete, and brick are used for the overall materiality; the house’s modular shelves, kitchen cabinetry, and stair railings use untreated plywood boards to achieve the ‘blank slate’ look of an artist dwelling as well as for its affordability and sustainability. The load-bearing walls of the row house are outfitted with ceiling-height shelving to provide plenty storage opportunities.


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ARTIST ’S ROW

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This project aims to build a multi-program public building on the lot of the SF Temporary Transbay Terminal. The design focuses on the notion of ideas (ideation, brainstorming) and exchange (presentation, sharing) as interconnected processes, almost a cycle, with neither necessarily being the end result of the other. With this in mind, the program allots distinct spaces for both ideation and exhibition, which are connected using a sky bridge that doubles as exhibit space.

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1 Entrance Plaza 2 Reception Lobby (Exchange Side) 3 Indoor Cafe + Bistro 4 Children Learn + Play Area 5 Performance Hall 6 Lounge (Ideas Side) 7 Books (Academic) 8 Administration Offices 9 Reception Lobby (Ideas Side) 10 Outdoor Eating Space 11 Children’s Playspace 12 Sky Bridge 13 Event (Small Outdoor) 14 Lecture Room 15 Exhibit (Small) 16 Event (Large Outdoor) 17 Loud Room 18 Exhibit (Large Outdoor) 19 Books (Young Adult, Non-Academic) 20 Balcony Cafe + Bistro 21 Computer Laboratories 22 Seminar Rooms 23 Exhibit (Large) 24 Digital Room 25 Community Roof Garden

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Alluding to the idea that a space like such must be democratic, the outdoor circulation tries to11 * welcome different demographics * 22 site analysis). into the space (see The notion of ideas ‘branching’ is implemented in several design elements, such as with the 5 the structure * branching form of itself, and then with the tree-like column grid that serve functions beyond structural support. 1

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Service Core Houses elevators, stairs, bathrooms, and mechanical rooms on both buildings.

HIGH RISE OFFICE

LOW INCOME

Alluding to the idea that a space like such must be democratic, the outdoor circulation tries to welcome nodes of different demographics into the space. The notion of ideas ‘branching’ is implemented in several design elements, such as with the branching form of the structure itself, as well as with the tree-like column grid.

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Rectangle massing based on estimated sq. ft. requirement.

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Section (Main Street)

Lobbies

Rooftop

United by a central plaza underneath walkway bridge.

Houses a community garden and park for everyone.

tinct spaces for both ‘Exchange’.

Trim + Branch

Branching of rooms provides for ‘different perspectives’.

Hierarchy + Rotate

Form split into three levels, rotation forms cantilevers.

Connect

Distinct spaces ultimately connected by sky bridge.

Elevation (Howard Street)

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CENTER FOR IDEAS EXCHANGE

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GiveLight Orphanage Library CADD Class AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop

This is a library for an allgirls orphanage in Lahore, Pakistan. Working closely back and forth with our community partners at GiveLight, we wanted our scheme to not only foster traditional learning but also encourage play. This design hopes to integrate the younger children with teenagers, and the quiet with the outgoing, while still giving everyone their own spaces. We hoped to design vibrantly while still alluding to traditional sensibilities: symmetrical exterior form with asymmetrical interior space. Warm wooden tones were paired with splashes of colors, which were inspired by those found in Pakistani truck art. Islamic patterns were combined with more contemporary furniture.


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Case Study: Halls Ridge Knoll House BIM Class Revit

This is a study of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Halls Ridge Knoll guest house, created to learn Revit. The Halls Ridge Knoll house was completed in 2009 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Califorina.


HALLS RIDGE KNOLL HOUSE

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Santa Cruz Family Housing Architecture Studio 3 AutoCAD

~6200 square feet of 66 residential units, as well as office and retail on the first level. This housing complex is designed to encourage a community amongst residence through semiprivate outdoor spaces.

Commercial Residential


SANTA CRUZ HOUSING / BLUESTONE LANE CAFE

Bluestone Lane Reconstruction Materials and Methods Hand Drawings

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Coping Flashing

Wooden Glulam Beam

Covered Insulation

Column footing and line of column under the foundation after isolation joint

Taper Rigid Insulation

Batt Insulation

Joist Hanger

Metal stud support

Wood Joist Stucco Finish

This class project explores the reconstruction of an existing Bluestone Lane cafemoving to the Presidio. The choice of combining wood, metal, and concrete materials is a response to the new environment: the exterior consists of stucco finish, which hopes to correspond with the colors present in the area. The wooden post and beam construction, exposed rafters/joists, and the concrete floor create a ‘bare’ feeling for the interior, with windows wrapping around two sides of the walls to evoke a sense of being one with nature while having an industrial look - two themes that I believe are present in the presidio neighborhod.

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Gypsum Board

Wood Beam

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Vertical Mullion

Elevated Plant Box

To Kitchen

To Ordering Counter Roof Detail Section

Shelving Glulam Post

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Dining Sectional Couch BATT Insulation Gypboard Metal Stud

Enter/ Exit

Double Pane


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Rohingya Children’s Playground Community Design Outreach AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign

Working with a group, the goal was to create safe places for Rohingya children refugees staying in the temporary Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. The design aims to provide creative play opportunities, facilities for physical activity, and spaces that foster socialization and learning. Not knowing the exact site dimensoin, we wanted to ensure that our play structures were designed to allow for the flexibility and freedom to customize the layout and shape to fit any type of need. The plug-and-play aspect is divided into two categories: feature pieces which have specific functions and uses, and connecting platforms/landings which are used either to connect feature pieces or as sitting areas.


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Feature Pieces A2

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Multi-Platform

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Gaach (Climbing)

Sor-Sori Slide

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Swing Set

Bridge

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Climbing Bar

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Khela (Math)

Ekka Dokka

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Reading Nook

Connecting Platforms + Landings

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Wide

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Decorative (Any Height)

Tall

Climbing Rope


ROHINGYA CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Examples of Play Structure Combinations

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Jungle Gym This combination emphasizes the development of motor skill and promotion of physical activity for the children, following a traditional playground layout.

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Sail The Nau’ This multi-level platform provides opportunity for socialization during play. Imagination is at the center of this ‘boat-like’ scheme.

Puzzle Adventure Several pieces of this combination hopes to foster imagination, make-believe, learning of numbers and colors, as well as socializing.

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Performing Arts at USF Graphic Designer Job Position Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

I worked for the University of San Francisco’s Performing Arts Department to design and create marketing material for their semester-wide shows and activities. Communicating in a timely manner with faculty and staff, I made posters, flyers, half-sheets, and postcards that were stylish and followed the program’s existing branding guidelines.


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USF PERFORMING ARTS

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The Perfect Fit Digital Media Design HTML5, CSS3, p5.js, p5.play, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

“The Perfect Fit” is a series of search-and-seek games I created using elements from the p5.play library. Users control a character named Guy around various locations to try and find the “perfect fit”. Each game explores different ways we try and make the best decisions at many scales, from the simple act of putting on clothes to the more complicated idea of looking for the “right one”. The users are encouraged to explore the environments fully, not being penalized for picking the ‘wrong’ choices. I created all of the assets and sprites using vibrant colors, with NPC (nonplayable characters) and background objects blending in as to make the game more immersive and challenging.


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Katawhan Festival Visual Comm. 2 Class HTML5, CSS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InVision

For this class project, the task was to conceptualize a festival for a social cause. We were to create an informational website, a unified identity branding, and printed material. I chose to dedicate my website to the Lumad people: a marginalized, indigenous group of the Philippines. This project served as my way of educating myself about the Lumads’ culture, politics, and experiences. I designed everything to be engaging and able to capture the interests of people without subduing the seriousness of the topic, presenting information in an educational but nonpatronizing manner.


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KATAWHAN FESTIVAL

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