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ALLISON V. TA

University of Virginia 2020 Architectural Portfolio & Resume


ALLISON V. TA c: 804.357.3551 | e: avt7ec@virginia.edu

EDUCATION 2016 - May 2020

June 2018

2013 - 2016

University of Virginia | Charlottesville, Virginia

Bachelor of Science in Architecture | Pre-Professional Concentration Major GPA: 3.84 /4.00 | Minors in Global Sustainability and Architectural History

Vicenza and The Veneto Study Abroad Program | Vicenza, Italy The Practice of Design Drawing | University of Virginia

James River High School | Midlothian, Virginia Distinguished Honor Roll All Years

EXPERIENCE Jan 2019

July - Aug 2018 Jan 2018

July - Aug 2018 May - Aug 2017

Sept 2014 -2017

Quinn Evans Architects | Washington D.C. Metro Area

Extern - worked on the Living Building Challenge for a stewardship education center project, contributed to research and analysis on petal deliverables for Place and Materials, produced site analysis and product diagrams, and participated in site visits

Architecture Design Office | Richmond, Virginia

Intern and Extern - constructed conceptual stair and facade models, contributed to digital modeling for early schematic ideas, revised construction documents, participated in site surveys, curated a historic tax accreditation and preservation presentation, and engaged in site visits

Actuarial Benefits & Design Company | Richmond, Virginia

Intern - redesigned the company branding, contributed to document assembly and coding Excel Macros, created over 10 manuals and digital demonstrations for the data merging processes

Rapids Baseball Incorporated | Midlothian, Virginia

Manager - managed concessions’ inventory, conducted profit and loss analysis, hired and managed staff, worked fall and spring games and summer tournaments

LEADERSHIP Jan 2017 - Present

UVA School of Architecture Student Council

Sept 2016 - Present

American Institute of Architecture Students

June 2016 - Present

UVA Sustainability Advocates

Sept 2018 - Present

BiHOOphilic

Public Relations and Third Year Representative Develop and market graphic designs for posters, apparel, and events Executive Council Member | Treasurer Organize career development workshops and events, attended Quad Conferences in 2018 and 2017 Volunteer for Grounds-wide events and work in groups to plan and implement outreach projects Founding Organization Member

AWARDS June 2018 May 2017 & Dec 2018 June 2016

Vicenza Study Abroad Scholarship | University of Virginia ARCH 2020 and 3010 Selected Publication | University of Virginia National Scholastic Gold Key Winner | Mixed Media Art | Central Virginia

SKILLS Technical | Proficient in Rhino 3D, Auto CAD, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp

Working Knowledge in Revit, Grasshopper, Adobe Illustrator, V-Ray, Karamba 3D

Fabrication | Laser Cutter, Wood Shop, Hand Modeling, Sketching, Drafting, 3D Printing


SELECTED WORKS 01

Bowery Chinatown’s Music Guildhall

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Columbia Heights’ Mixed Use Square

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The “Mushroom” Family Dwelling

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Campbell Hall’s North Terrace Livable Pod

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Charlottesville’s Green Market Square

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Drawing In Design | The Veneto


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01 EXCHANGE Bowery Chinatown’s Music Guildhall Bowery, New York Fall 2018 | ARCH 3010 Instructor: Jeana Ripple Project duration: one semester The Bowery Music Guildhall highlights on the revival of visual and performing arts in the Lower East Side’s Chinatown. The history of the old Bowery Music Palace and experiential conditions of Sara D. Roosevelt Park influenced my initial schematic design. This project connects the horizontal and vertical landscapes of the city block located between Chrystie and Bowery Streets. The horizontal landscape of Chrystie resembles the typography of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park through the transition of primary circulation paths to the theatre. The vertical landscape of Bowery Street displays the upward emergence of the urban grid. The vertical landscape mimics the staggering openings occupied for double-heighted exhibition and feasting spaces. Both systems of landscape compliment the function - a makerspace for Chinese instruments and theatre sets, as well as, a place of exchange, feasting, living, workshop, and public interface. With direct access from the subway on Chrystie, this proposal enhances the exposure of artist talents and allows for the public to interact and exhibit. This project allows for apprentices and all audiences to participate in the bridging of art and music back into the Bowery community. TRAFFIC AND DENSITY ANALYSIS

PARK ANALYSIS

PARK ANALYSIS

CHRYSTIE AND HESTER

BOWERY AND HESTER

BOWERY AND HESTER


View from the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, facing the entrance on Chrystie Street


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MATERIALITY & LIGHT

Light and Materiality

Chinese Musical Performance at Chrystie Entrance

Looking Out to Sara D. Roosevelt

Maker’s Space for Theatre Sets


TRAFFIC AND DENSITY ANALYSIS

PARK ANALYSIS

PARK ANALYSIS CHRYSTIE AND HESTER

BOWERY AND HESTER

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TRAFFIC AND DENSITY ANALYSIS

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BOWERY AND HESTER

TRAFFIC AND DENSITY ANALYSIS

PARK ANALYSIS

CHRYSTIE AND HESTER

BOWERY AND HESTER

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02 THRESHOLD

Columbia Heights’ Mixed Use Square Washington D.C. Spring 2017 | ARCH 2020 Instructor: Margarita Jover Biboum Project duration: one semester This project focuses on different scales of thresholds that enhance the functionality of a living and working space. Influenced by the method of Urbanism by Cooperation, this project highlights on the residential densification of Columbia Heights with the integration of collectiveness. Characterized with single and duplex units, 9 centralized cores, 3 levels of lower mixed-use, and amenities, this project embodies a hybrid nature of programs defined by thresholds. To sustain and work with the topographical features, large scale thresholds such as canopied openings and excavated voids are the primary entrance points into the project. On a medium scale, the integration of libraries within the cores and the linkage of units through balconies facing south for solar orientation present affordances for education and exposure to nature. Shown on a smaller scale, thresholds such as oriel windows are found in residential units to promote the intimate interaction with nature and community. Defined through the materiality of wood and the organization of a “L”, thresholds are implemented in this project to highlight physical and psychological interactions in residential and commercial spaces.

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facing 11th street facade

residental oriel windows

communal library stairs

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03 CHAOS

The “Mushroom” Family Dwelling Spring 2017 | ARCH 2020 Instructor: Margarita Jover Biboum Project Duration: two weeks The chaotic family mushroom is a fourstory space for the inhabitation of a multi-generational family. This compact space constrained with 1,200 square feet contains a common living and dining space, four bedrooms, and 3 full baths. The lower level one is constructed for a grandparent(s).The ground level contains the main entry, a kitchen and dining nook, and a living room with interchangeable furnitures. The upper level one houses the children with two bedrooms and a shared “Jack and Jill” bathroom. The upper level two is the master bedroom with a large bathroom and walk-in closet. For circulation, a main staircase and elevator allow for easy connections between levels and suit handicap accessibility. Some key features from this family dwelling are bow windows to enhance the relationship with nature, and interchangeable furniture to utilize the size restriction to its fullest capability with multi-purpose installations.


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04 ROOTS

North Terrace’s Pod Project UVA’s Campbell Hall Fall 2017 | ARCH 2010 Collaboration with Meghan Hale and Carly Tominovich Instructor: Ines Martin Robles Project duration: four weeks The objective for the spring settlement was to design, construct, and inhabit in a pod using 100% recyclable materials. The pod was made entirely out of bowls and lids from a local Charlottesville business, Roots Natural Kitchen. The pod was centrally situated in the North Terrace of UVA’s School of Architecture and parallel to a grand soil bed with vegetation. The Pod emphasized on natural materials derived from the bowls’ compostability, thus creating a relationship between the naturality of our material and the location which surrounds it. The configuration of the pod was two identical curves that bridge at the roof with transparent skylights. This feature created an environment of controlled privacy due to the sporadic openings, while also exposing to natural light during the day. This project consisted of collecting and experimenting with 598 bowls and 630 lids, which was proven to be successful after battling with its environment and weather condition due to the strong base foundation and water resistant coverage from the lids.


Living within the natural roots


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Skylight Joint

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05 CULTIVATION

Charlottesville’s Green Market Square Charlottesville, Virginia Fall 2017 | ARCH 2010 Instructor: Daniel Mowery Project duration: one semester After exploring the city of Charlottesville, this project proposal aims to assist the lack of green, public spaces in the heart of Downtown Mall and bridge the disconnection between income and education. Situated on the parking lot adjacent to the Water Street Garage, the Charlottesville’s Green Market Square provides a co-operative space of vegetation terraces, an aquarium, and a local market. These programs help expose the growth cycle of vegetation and aquatic growth to people of all ages and backgrounds as the building blocks to a collective, green community. The building blocks expressed through the staggering of terraces compliments the seasonal saturday market on the adjacent terraces. Perhaps, the offset of levels mimics the topological features that are present on the site. Overall, this project gathers the community together for a handson and educational experience to help remedy Charlottesville’s urban concerns.

CORES EXTERIOR SPACE CLASSROOMS COMMUNAL SPACE MARKET AQUARIUM


View from the courtyard, facing the facade towards South Street East


Entrance between intersection

Terraces facing Second Street SW

Community working in vegetation terraces


Rooftop Terrace Warm Winds

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06 SKETCHBOOK The Practice of Drawing In Design

Northern Italy Summer 2018 | ARCH 5800 UVA’s Vicenza and The Veneto Instructors: Charles Menefee, Luis Pancorbo & Ines Martin Robles The series of drawings were completed on site during a intensive five week program in Northern Italy. Through 1 and 2 point perspective, axonometric, section, elevation, and diagrammatic drawing, these observational drawing techniques gave me the opportunity to explore and develop a deeper understanding of the region’s architecture in historical and contemporary context.


Basilica of Sant’Andrea

wMantua, Italy


Villa Duodo

Monselice, Italy

Duomo di Vicenza Vicenza, Italy

Piazza San Marco Venezia, Italy


Muslino Pestassi

Construction of Apertures

Nove, Italy

The Construction of a Waterwheel Treviso, Italy

Vicenza, Italy

The Scoula Grande di San Rocco Venezia, Italy

Brion Cemetery Treviso, Italy

Villa Rotunda Vicenza, Italy


Thank you!

Allison V. Ta | c: 804.357.3551 | e: avt7ec@virginia.edu

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Undergraduate Selected Works University of Virginia 2020

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