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PORTFOLIO allison hirzel


allison hirzel allisonhirzel@gmail.com

206.351.6436

dual masters in interior architecture + architecture As part of the interior architecture curriculum, I participated in an introductory design studio sited in a forested area of the Pacific Northwest. The objective was to design a tower with a small study for bird watching. During the design process I realized that by gaining a greater understanding of the opening that framed the trees [the architecture] I might enhance the seating within the interior space [the interior architecture]. At this time I realized that studying interior architecture with the context of architecture would enhance the potential for a more harmonious and connected space.


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DESIGN STUDIO

01 - 06

HELSINKI MUSIC COLLABORATIVE

07 - 12

RURAL CYCLIST RETREAT

13 - 18

MONTESSORI URBAN FARM SCHOOL

19 - 22

NET ZERO REST AREA

Architecture . Thesis Studio . Winter and Spring 2012 Architecture . Studio Work . Fall 2011

Interior Architecture . Thesis Studio . Winter and Spring 2011 Architecture . Studio Work . Fall 2010

TECHNICAL WORK

23 - 24

ALLEN HALL REMODEL

25 - 26

SMALL CAFE

Architecture . Building Enclosures . Fall 2012 Interior Architecture . Studio Work . Spring 2010

FABRICATION

27 - 28

IKEA REMIX LP STORAGE

29 - 30

DUNE BOOM TOPOGRAPHY

Interior Architecture . Studio Work . Spring 2010 Architecture . Studio Work . Fall 2011

PROFESSIONAL

31 - 32

KITCHEN REMODEL

33 - 34

LOGO + WEBSITE

35 - 36

POP-UP FOLDABLE HOUSE

37 - 38

IT’S SALT & PEPPER!

39 - 40

URBAN BIRDHOUSES

41 - 42

RÉSUMÉ

Freelance Work . 2013 SHED Design . 2008 SHED Design . 2007 SHED Design . 2006 SHED Design . 2008


helsinki music collaborative

helsinki

south harbor redesign

Analyzing Existing South Harbor

architecture thesis project Helsinki, Finland institutional

architecture [winter + spring 2012] housing

media: rhino, autoCAD, maxwell, artlantis, adobe CS5

retail

Figure Ground

Zoning

DESIGN PROBLEM Investigate & re-design the South Harbor of Helsinki. Select a site within the new re-design. Develop a feasible program that responds to the needs of this area. Design and implement architecture that enhances the experience of the harbor. DESIGN SOLUTION FOR SOUTH HARBOR In it’s current state, people are unable to access the port in this area. The design solution speaks specifically to needs of the people by connecting this culturally rich area of Helsinki to the harbor’s edge. The proposed “Performance Harbor” draws insight from the existing grid and zoning in the harbor in order to set-up a variety of spaces intended to encourage the meeting of people, nature, music and water.

Grid Systems

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Primary Green Spaces

DESIGN STUDIO: HELSINKI MUSIC COLLABORATIVE + SOUTH HARBOR REDESIGN

CRITICAL LESSONS This design project provided the opportunity to investigate the issues & opportunities of embedding a large scale building into an existing landscape on the water. This was also my first experience with urban planning.


View of Main Concert Hall from Harbor

The concert hall will act as beacon and encourages public engagement through music and performace in Helsinki’s South Harbor.

DESIGN STUDIO: HELSINKI MUSIC COLLABORATIVE + SOUTH HARBOR REDESIGN

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View of Amphitheater with Floating Stage Mixed-Use Housing Create density housing with interstitial parks to increase access to water. Crenelated edge creates smaller inlets and increases waterfront access.

Continue Green Space & Expand Market Continue existing esplanade around the peninsula to park on the southeast edge. Water piazza and market create areas for people watching.

Connect Park to Water

Constructing amphitheater/ performance hall into existing park connecting the green space to water front. Existing road tunneled under theater no longer divides the people from the harbor.

PROPOSED URBAN SITE PLAN scale 1:3000

Harbor Design Concept “Performance Harbor”

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DESIGN STUDIO: HELSINKI MUSIC COLLABORATIVE + SOUTH HARBOR REDESIGN

Figure/Ground View of Proposed “Performance Harbor”


BUILDING CONCEPT At a larger scale The Helsinki Music Collaborative acts as a hinge connecting two distinct grid systems of the city.

The concept for the extroverted concert hall is to expose the traditionally insular activities [music] as a way to bring energy and exuberance to the port city. The large natural amphitheater is carved into the granite hillside and will act as the cities only outdoor performance venue. The park steps through and down on either side of the concert hall in order to create a direct connection between people, music, nature and water.

Building Emerges from Landscape

The Sectional Diagram Describes the Connection of Nature, People, Harbor and Music.

East - West Section: Main Interior Staircase Moves from Park Down to Water’s Edge DESIGN STUDIO: HELSINKI MUSIC COLLABORATIVE + SOUTH HARBOR REDESIGN

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Parti

Large amphitheater acts as hinge connecting two main grid systems. Building acts as extension of park/amphitheater leading to harbor.

Axes

Two major axes: N to S brings People to Music E to W brings Park to Water

Circulation

Grand Foyer

Interior of Main Theater

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DESIGN STUDIO: HELSINKI MUSIC COLLABORATIVE + SOUTH HARBOR REDESIGN

Steps through and down on either side of building from park to water.

Decent from Park Level

Location of Performance Hall on Exterior Connects Music to People and City


First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

E HALL

North - South Section: Main Performance Space Facing City of Helsinki Connecting Music with City and Harbor. DESIGN STUDIO: HELSINKI MUSIC COLLABORTIVE + SOUTH HARBOR REDESIGN

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rural cyclist retreat

john day

design studio

John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

architecture [fall 2011]

media: rhino, maxwell, autoCAD, adobe CS5

4 Ma 7 Ma 15 Ma 20 Ma 24 Ma 29 Ma 30 Ma 33 Ma

DESIGN PROBLEM Select a site to design and implement a constituent in a network of cyclist retreats along the Old West Scenic Bikeway in rural eastern Oregon.

40 Ma 44 Ma 50 Ma 53 Ma

Time: Continuous in the Landscape TIME

continuous

Orientation: Inundation of Horizontals ORIENTATION horizontals

DESIGN SOLUTION The architecture sits at the edge of John Day Fossil beds, which dates back 20-40 million years. The concept for this scheme connects one main component, the body to the surrounding landscape. Fluent interventions are implemented in the tectonics of the building so the user is capable of conceptually inhabiting the fossil beds.

BODY

vertical center of mass

Body: Vertical Center of Mass

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DESIGN STUDIO: RURAL CYCLIST RETREAT

FORMAL EXPRESSION

Formal Expression Enhancing Verticals in Order to Break Continuous Horizontal Datums enhancing verticals and breaking continuous plane celebrates striations in landscape

CRITICAL LESSONS This project provided the opportunity to design a small building in an impressive landscape. In response to the conditions, my goal was to create an architecture that subtly encouraged a greater understanding of the layering of time in the surrounding landscape.


View of Central Courtyard Horizontals in the landscape are celebrated through intentionally juxtaposed vertices in the constructed architecture. DESIGN STUDIO: RURAL CYCLIST RETREAT

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Site Plan Showing Juxtaposition of Building in Landscape

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Key to Floor Plan

1 Bike Shop 2 Restrooms & Showers 3 Laundry Room 4 Visitor Center 5 Grocery Store 6 Kitchen 7 Eating Area 8 Garden // Courtyard 9 Double Units 10 Single Units 11 Public Interior Space

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Floor Plan Showing Layering of Perpendicular Axes

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DESIGN STUDIO: RURAL CYCLIST RETREAT

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Building Model Showing Shaping of Light through the Layering of Glass and Wood


Layered Wall System Emulates Layers of Time in Landscape

Cycling Versus Pedestrian Circulation

public restrooms // laundry age // bike repair shop visitor center // kitchen // store double rooms // single rooms

Programmatic Elements & Public to Private Access

View of Interior Visitor Center and Vertical Layers of Glazing and Wood DESIGN STUDIO: RURAL CYCLIST RETREAT

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North to South Building Section Illustrates Concept of Layering Materials and Exaggerating Verticals in Order to Contrast Horizontal Datums

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DESIGN STUDIO: RURAL CYCLIST RETREAT


East to West Building Section Tall thin buildings with simple geometries describe a distinction between architecture and landscape.

Site Sections Describe Buildings as an Anomaly in the Landscape DESIGN STUDIO: RURAL CYCLIST RETREAT

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montessori urban far m school

portland

interior architecture thesis project Central Eastside Portland, Oregon 12’ 2” aff

8’ 8” aff

10’ 0” aff

10’ 7” aff

9’ 2” aff

11’ 3” aff 9’ 10” aff

Existing Sectional Floor to Ceiling Heights

1328 sq ft 1750 sq ft 9450 sq ft

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DESIGN STUDIO: MONTESSORI URBAN FARM SCHOOL

media: autoCAD, sketchup, artlantis, adobe CS5

DESIGN PROBLEM Research and develop a program proposal for thesis topic. Create a detailed interior architecture program. Select an appropriate site and building for renovation. Re-purpose and renovate existing structure based on program requirements. DESIGN SOLUTION The building, an old firehouse, stands a proud beacon of the Central Eastside area of Portland and is thus symbolically superlative for a new school.

7825 sq ft

Existing Floor Plate Location and Size

interior architecture [winter + spring 2011]

The design concept is based on the montessori pedagogy and encourages the fundamental principals of nature, community and order. CRITICAL LESSONS The renovation of three buildings [one being a registered historic landmark] provided an opportunity to research the building tectonics and structure. Efficient circulation and spatial organization were also critical considerations due to the complexity of the program and the scale of the building.


View of Main Atrium Space Showing Connection to Stark St. DESIGN STUDIO: MONTESSORI URBAN FARM SCHOOL

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Parti

CONCEPT

Redefines buildings into three distinct zones with a large central atrium bridging the main learning spaces.

Building Before Intervention South Elevation

Connection between busy Stark St and the public atrium of school.

Building After Intervention

FARM

SCIENCE/ ART

CLASS

CLASS PUBLIC

Catch and Re-use

Utilize existing roof to catch and re-use rainwater for irrigation.

ORGANIZATION

EXTERNAL

INTERNAL STAIR

Proposed Zoning

Green Roof

Vegetable growing as a main component of this program teaches parents and students about the significance and positive impact of local growing and perma-culture.

Large Operable Windows Clear Circulation Path Chicken Coup & Compost

Chickens will provide fresh eggs while their waste will provide nutrient rich fertilizer for the vegetable gardens.

Integrated Farm Spaces

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DESIGN STUDIO: MONTESSORI URBAN FARM SCHOOL

Design Strategies to Support Lifecyle of Farm and School

Slide open to allow for passive ventilation.

Solar Modules

Schott AG applied to glazing provide solar electricity while helping to shade and minimize glare and solar heat gain to improve overall thermal comfort of atrium space.


WATER

BUILDING CONCEPT Nature: Connecting children with growing and cultivating food, providing a variety of farms spaces.

Garden

SOIL

Garden

Soil Storage

Large Water Bladder

Community: The central atrium or core is primarily glazed and acts as a path of connection between each classroom as well as between the bustling public area of Central Eastside Portland and the large

community garden on the South side of the school. Order: The overall spatial organization is based on a grid system, the cruciform circulation paths are perceptually clear, by revealing the existing trusses the student’s are able to experience the inherent order of structural systems.

Integrated Water, Soil and Light Strategies

North - South Section Showing View of Farm Space and Smaller Individual Gardens for Each Classroom DESIGN STUDIO: MONTESSORI URBAN FARM SCHOOL

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2nd Floor Plan 1 2 3 4 5 6

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Farm Space Science Room Art Room Common Area Library Computer Room

West Elm Glass Pendant Light

Flos Lighted Exit Sign

Perforated Metal Mesh Drainage 11’-10”

SE STARK STREET Red French Doors 1

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1 3/4” Clear Coated Cedar

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Floor Plans

Strong relationship between public spaces (grey) and learning areas.

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DESIGN STUDIO: MONTESSORI URBAN FARM SCHOOL

24” Concrete Patio Pavers 2’-01”

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Aluminum Framed Windows

7’-00”

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1 Upper Elementary Room 2 Lower Elementary Room 3 Primary Classroom 4 Director’s Office 5 Assistant Director’s Office 6 Reception 7 Staff Breakroom / Copy 8 Auditorium 9 Playground 10 Chicken Coup 11 Community Kitchen 12 Community Farm

5’-00”

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12TH AVENUE

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5’-11”

Main Floor 3

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Reclaimed Wood Planter Boxes

Wall Section Detail

Manipulated wall encourages people to inhabit the bench and engagement with interior planters. Links interior learning space with public atrium.


Micro-Dot Rubber Floor [ grey ] Small Cart on Casters [ Series 7 Children’s Chair [ blue ] Small Table [ white ] Wood Floor [ cedar ]

Mamut Ikea Chair Anne Sacks Recycled Glass Tile

Entry to Classroom

Custom handrail promotes active learning by grouping perforations into groups of one to five.

Classroom Furniture and Materials

Overall the palette utilizes natural materials and green and blue finishes to create a calm and focused environment for learning with highlights of bright warm colors.

East - West Section Illustrating Integrated Farm spaces, Daylighting Strategies and Connection Between Learning Spaces and Public Atrium. DESIGN STUDIO: MONTESSORI URBAN FARM SCHOOL

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net zero rest area

Concept

Salt boxes are tethered to undulating line.

salt lake desert

lyceum competition studio Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah

architecture [fall 2010] path centered on art installation

media: autoCAD, sketchup, artlantis, adobe CS5

Axis

Perpendicular to center pole of the existing art installation.

DESIGN PROBLEM Design a net zero rest area that responds to an existing art installation in the salt flats outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. This design studio was part of the Lyceum Travel Fellowship Competition. DESIGN SOLUTION The concept treats the flat terrain as an unspoiled pristine plane and the buildings act as excavated salt blocks.

Public to Private Access

Programmatic conditions quiet as you move away from the busy highway into the stillness of the desert.

During the spring when the salt flats flood the blocks are intended to appear as a series of reflecting pools contained within a set of reveals. CRITICAL LESSONS The design of a rest area in the pristine terrain of the salt flats was an interesting design challenge. I began to research land art installations as a way to understand the minimal context [Michael Hizer & Robert Long]. My response is a simple gesture that remains subdued as a way to celebrate the desert setting.

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DESIGN STUDIO: NET ZERO REST AREA


Subtle Incision in the Landscape

The buildings act as excavated salt blocks that sit 3� above the desert floor . The subterranean siting allows the architecture to remain quiet and visually unobtrusive in the landscape by blending seamlessly into the earth. While the visual power of the desert is enhanced by the simplicity of the forms and geometry. DESIGN STUDIO: NET ZERO REST AREA

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1 SUBTRACT FROM EARTH

2 SEPARATE PROGRAMS

3 CATCH WATER

4 INCISE INTO LANDSCAPE

5 PATH DESIGNATES VIEWS

6 BRIDGE

Constructing the Excavated Salt Blocks or Process of Developing and Articulating the Salt Blocks

Unobtrusive Buildings Sit Below Ground to Enhance Views of Surrounding Landscapes

WATER

East - West Section Looking toward entry

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DESIGN STUDIO: NET ZERO REST AREA

Glazed facade and roof provide view to layers of excavated salt and celestial skies.

Catchment surfaces act as large reflecting pools during spring rain.


Net Zero Design Strategies Walls constructed from excavated earth. Thermal mass maintains a cooler interior climate in the day and warmer temperatures in the evening Over 20,000 SF of catchment surface produces approximately 24,000 gallons of water per year.

Storage area from water cisterns

Subterranean construction capitalizes on inherent climate capabilities of soil. Deep soil provides a warmer environment in winter and cooler environment in the summer.

Concrete slab in interior spaces absorbs and slow releases heat from geothermal wells in Bonneville area

Courtyard or Point of Physical Connection with Desert Floor

15,000 SF of Photovoltaic panels for power production needs.

Channels of Water Along Path Mirror Incision in Landscape

WATER

Large shading sails cover public and quiet courtyard areas.

Rooms with View of cascading water feature as it floods over wall into catchment basin.

DESIGN STUDIO: NET ZERO REST AREA

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allen hall remodel

building enclosures course Eugene, Oregon

architecture [fall 2011] media: hand The goal of this project was to gain a better understanding of the ceiling and floor interface of a brick and glazed wall system. The drawings were required to be hand drawn.

Brick Wall Elevation

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TECHNICAL WORK: ALLEN HALL REMODEL

The wall systems were part of a project assignment that explored the design potential of an existing building on the University of Oregon campus.


Brick Wall Section

Glass Curtain Wall Section TECHNICAL WORK: ALLEN HALL REMODEL

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small cafe

tenant improvement

GARAGE DOOR HEADER DETAIL 1 "= 1 '-0 "

construction drawings studio Eugene, Oregon

interior architecture [spring 2010] media: autoCAD Presse cafe is a renovation project downtown Eugene, Oregon. The scope of the studio was to develop a design in the first four weeks and complete a working drawing set during the final seven weeks of the term. GARAGE DOOR SILL DETAIL 1"= 1'-0"

Wall Section

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TECHNICAL WORK: SMALL CAFE

The concept for the cafe is a based on a European market. The large operable garage door and builtin bench create a seamless connect between the interior and exterior seating areas.


Floor Plan

Longitudinal Section

Custom Cabinet Section

Custom Table TECHNICAL WORK: SMALL CAFE

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ikea remix lp storage

Color Coded Elevation of Final Furniture Piece

A series of color coded modular pieces held together by wooden dowels create a rhythmic storage device for records [LP’s].

design studio interior architecture [winter 2010] materials: birch ply + formica + acrylic

This storage unit is intended to reshape the way we look at a storage device as an object that accommodates everything. It is intended to speak to the permanence of an object of nostalgia being a meaningful part of one’s life therefore requiring a specific space to live.

Ikea Expedite Shelving

The studio required that each student select one item from Ikea and ‘remix’ the piece into a meaningful object.

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FABRICATION: IKEA REMIX LP STORAGE

Concept Sketch + Equalizer

Looking at vinyl records and investigating ways in which the object determines the form. Inspired by the visual expression of sound.

Non-precious materials: plywood, formica, acrylic. Straightforward manufacturing easily reproduced. Records create a rhythmic pattern. Space to display music one is listening to, see the music! Albums can me stored on the top or bottom. Plexi top allows you to see your music.


LP Storage Unit Reshapes the traditional definition of storage as an accommodation for everything and addresses the permanence of an object of nostalgia as a meaningful part of one’s life, therefore requiring a specific place to live. FABRICATION: IKEA REMIX LP STORAGE

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dune boom topography

3D Print of Model with Design Intervention

The final phase of the modeling process involved incorporating the letter ‘T’ into the parametric landscape as an architectural intervention.

design studio architecture [fall 2011]

media: rhino, lasercutter & 3d printer This topographic model was fabricated using data collected and interpolated in Rhino. The result is a topographical landscape.

Image of the Dune Collapse Due to the Buildup of Wind Forces.

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FABRICATION: DUNE BOOM TOPOGRAPHY

Varying Sand Textures is Critical in Determining whether Dune Boom will Occur

The x-axis is the location, y-axis is the frequency and the z-axis is the amplitude of six sand dunes collapsing. The phenomena of ‘sand songs’ or ‘dune booms’ is said to be attributed to the size and shape of the sand grains and therefore only occurs in a very small number of deserts throughout the world.


2D Parametric Topography

The model was developed in Rhino using a collection of data from research about the phenomena of ‘Dune Boom.’

z-axis is amplitude

The data was entered as points and ‘lofted’ into a virtual landscape.

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x-axis is location

AREAS IN THE WORLD WHERE DUNE BOOM OCCURS: chile death valley morrocco culver dune sand mt eureka dune

FABRICATION: DUNE BOOM TOPOGRAPHY

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PROFESSIONAL WORK

shed seattle llc + stuart silk architects Seattle, Washington 2006 - 2008

Prior to graduate school I was employed with Shed Design in Seattle. My experience included a design internship along with maintaining the position as office manager. During my time at Shed I collaborated with design professionals on several design projects. Before Shed I was briefly employed at Stuart Silk Architects where I designed and created competition entries and managed the administrative duties for the office. The following projects are a small collection of some of the graphic and three-dimensional design investigations created during my time with Shed.

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PROFESSIONAL WORK


PROJECTS / OFFICE

Shed Logo

design of shed logo + website www.shedbuilt.com With the guidance of principal’s Prentis Hale and Thomas Schaer I developed the logo for Shed Seattle LLC and assisted with the design and development of the web interface for the initial website.

Project Image from Website

PROFESSIONAL WORK: SHED LOGO + WEBSITE

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kitchen remodel Kitchen Before Remodel

The existing kitchen was dark with minimal work surfaces and storage. The owners are avid cooks and entertainers and desired and open, bright, modern kitchen that recognized the existing historic characher of the 1906 Victorian home.

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PROFESSIONAL WORK: KITCHEN REMODEL


Kitchen After Remodel

The new scheme involved removing the wall between the back entry and the heart of the kitchen. This design move connects the kitchen to the outdoor space and floods the space with daylight. The counter space was doubled and floating walnut shelves were installed to keep the space light and open. This was a freelance project I designed the space and created the construction documents.

TECHNICAL WORK: MODULAR HOME

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pop-UP foldable house materials: one sheet of paper dimensions: 28� x 15� The pop-out and foldable house is a composed from one sheet of paper. This particular project was a collaborative response to a design show. The show required a re-interpretation and re-production of the traditional Sears mail order home. RULES: 1. The model home to be one piece when cut-out. 2. No adhesives or mechanical fasteners can be used. 3. Structural stability achieved through folding. 4. Sheets remnants to remain as familiar or perhaps nostalgic site. 5. Home must be mass-producable and sendable via post or email. 6. Model must be affordable.

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PROFESSIONAL WORK: POP-UP FOLDABLE HOUSE


PROFESSIONAL WORK: POP-UP FOLDABLE HOUSE

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it’s salt & pepper! materials: stainless steel and rubber plugs dimensions: 1” x 4” The shakers were the product of scrapped stainless piping from a construction job and thus were not intended for mass production. We needed a christmas gift for our friends and clients and during a design charrette decided shakers would be ideal. The form was determined from our work with the “masher” in the metal shop. We, five to be exact, worked in the shop together cutting, sanding, mashing and drilling over one hundred pieces. In order to differentiate the two, the salt is polished and the pepper sand blasted.

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PROFESSIONAL WORK: IT’S SALT & PEPPER!


PROFESSIONAL WORK: IT’S SALT & PEPPER!

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urban birdhouses materials: pvc pipe, plastic caps, adhesive paper, band posters, earth magnets, zip ties (where appropriate) dimensions: 4 1/2” X 10 1/2”

Team design charrette at “SHED”quarters. Involved

in research, design and fabrication. Concept based on anchoring birdhouses in a matter or minutes using zip ties for the pole house, earth magnet for the galv house and a staple gun for the rock poster house. Homes featured in local birdhouse art show.

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PROFESSIONAL WORK: URBAN BIRDHOUSES


PROFESSIONAL WORK: URBAN BIRDHOUSE

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allison hirzel allisonhirzel@gmail.com 206.351.6436

EDUCATION 2008 - 2012 Master of Architecture University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 2008 - 2012 Master of Interior Architecture University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 2000 - 2004 Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Visual Art/ Art History University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

HONORS 2012 Comprehensive Project Featured in Interior Architecture Program Brochure for University of Oregon 2011 Recipient of Gender and Diversity Grant 2011 Pass Commend, Fall Arch 584, Erin Moore Net Zero Rest Area for Lyceum Competition, Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah 2010 Pass Commend, Winter Iarc 584, Sara Huston Ikea Remix Furniture Studio 2009 Recipient of Hanyang Travel Exchange Grant to South Korea 2009 Pass Commend, Spring Arch 584, Kelsey Beardsley Minimal & Modular Housing Studio, Eugene, Oregon

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Artlantis, 3D Studio Max, Maxwell, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite CS6

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PROFESSIONAL WORK: RÉSUMÉ


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1.2013 - current Designer

2Form Architecture, Eugene, Oregon Developing design concepts for projects across multiple scales, experience in fostering strong client relations, skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and delegating project tasks, researching and implementing sustainable design strategies, producing construction sets for residential, institutional, multi-family, and commercial projects, assisted in re-imagining firm identity and reviewing RFP’s and marketing materials.

6.2012 - current Freelance Work

Full redesign of kitchen in 1906 Victorian home in Portland, Oregon, includes light structural work, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, custom cabinetry, replacement of all finishes and several appliances

2006 - 2008 Office Manager/ Architectural Intern

SHED Design LLC, Seattle, Washington Drafting and 3D modeling using AutoCAD and SketchUp, pre-design research including ECA, Zoning and Land-Use restrictions, assisted in compiling materials for permit applications, designed schematic presentation packets for clients, designed identity and other SHED marketing materials, organized and cataloged materials and images, managed all financial accounts for LOC, AP and AR

EXPERIENCE 2010 - 2012 Graduate Administrative Fellow for Baker Lighting Laboratory

University of Oregon College of Architecture and Allied Arts Hiring and managing 3 to 4 lab assistants, developing and leading various lectures and workshops dedicated to the research and study of daylighting and electric lighting in architectural design, supporting faculty and students for research in Environmental Control Systems and Electric Lighting courses.

2009 - 2010 Graduate Teaching Fellow [ Intro to Interior Architecture + Environmental Control Systems II ]

University of Oregon College of Architecture and Allied Arts Developing and planning teaching lessons, leading critical discussions about design process and principles, grading design work, reviewing and critiquing student work.

PROFESSIONAL WORK: RÉSUMÉ

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Allison Hirzel Portfolio 2014