WORK SAMPLE UNDERGRADUATE KCAI School of Archtiecture Reimagine the Riversfront
GRADUATE Understanding the Wealth Gap
COMPETITION Oï¬€ the Rails Fort Collins AIA Central States 2015 CTBUH- Tall Building ASHE PDC Summit 2016
ALEX MOORE CONTACT EMAIL: email@example.com PHONE: 402-947-1360
Education University of Nebraska
Bachelor of Science in Design (May 2016) Masters of Archtiecture (May 2018 projected)
INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE The Clark Enersen Partners
Lincoln, NE + Kansas City, MO Feb 2015- Present
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY Revit SketchUp Maxwell
Adobe CC Suite Rhino3D Sefaira (Energy)
KCAI SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE This project was proposing a school of architecture at the Kansas City Art Institute. It was an opportunity to speculate on the future of architecture and architecture education. This proposal explored robotics and new methods of making as its main design emphasis. This required an understanding of the current technology in the practice, but also the future technology in order to design for ďŹ‚exibility. The building revolved around a multi-story workspace for students which has a facade that showcased that feature on the public side of the building. The other goal was to accentuate the studio space with the form to reinforce the connection to the campus green space, which all of the students use daily at the institute. This was the technical studio which required product research and extensive technical drawings to realize the design.
KANSAS CITY, MO FALL 2015
REIMAGINE THE RIVERFRONT One of the biggest urban design challenges facing Omaha today is how to reconnect the core of downtown to the west side of the city and Missouri River. Over 25 years ago, ConAgra Foods bought a large portion of land and demolished most of the urban grid and built a suburban style business campus with essentially no connections to downtown or the river. Now with ConAgra moving from Omaha, the city is asking questions about reimagining what this space could be for the city. This project explored the multiple types of program to sustain a large-scale development in a city. It began with understanding an anchor program for the area and then the cluster programs that the anchor attracts and then anchor support programs that surround it all. The goal was to support multiple levels of income with jobs and residential capacity.
UNDERSTANDING THE WEALTH GAP The wealth gap in the United States is a complex issue, but it is one that has always attracted designers to attempt to look at the problem diďŹ€erently. This project began with a collage to try to understand both ends of the spectrum and then begin to intermix diďŹ€erent social issues that began to play into all of this. After understanding how complex everything was, this project explored better ways to bring awareness to these issues and ways for everyone to understand them. The juxtaposition of buildings through collage was an important aspect in proving that we experience these dynamics every day when we are in neighborhoods, towns, and cities. These images question income, values, transportation and other issues to highlight them in a more provocative way. This project ended with an installation at Omaha by Design on First Friday in December of 2016.
GALLERY INSTALLATION- OMAHA, NE FALL 2016
TURE PRACTICED IN ISOLATION CAN NOT SOLVE THE WORLDâ€™S BIGGEST PROBLEMS
DESIGN COMPETITIONS 1 The OďŹ€ the Rails design competition was a proposal for multiple blocks in Fort Collins, CO. The unique aspect was the street has a freight train that runs through it daily. The proposal extended the public space out to accommodate program for an economic boost and added protected bike lanes and park space to increase activity. The main challenge was creating ways that Fort Collins could embrace the train as an identiďŹ er of space in their city.
2 This proposal for the 2015 CTBUH Tall building challenge looked at a way to optimize a skyscraper form to better take advantage of higher altitude winds for energy. 3 The 2016 ASHE PDC Summit hosted a 48-hour design competition of an ambulatory health clinic in San Diego. The teams consisted of architecture, engineering, and construction management students. 4 Des Moines, IA has an extensive skywalk system in its downtown, but it disconnects people from the street. During the AIA Central States Conference there was a 12-hour design charrette that wanted to look at ways of connection. Our proposal focused on the skywalks as a network to integrate sustainable infrastructure and placemaking at entry points.
MULTIPLE PROJECTS SUMMER 2015- FALL 2016