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A L LY A D A M S


allyadams97@gmail.com 404.324.7145 2


EDUCATION

LEADERSHIP

Georgia Tech Bachelor of Science in Architecture expected December 2019. Major GPA 3.8.

2018 Event Coordinator, American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) organized events, coordinated outward appearance and public relations events, networked with other campus organizations to host portfolio workshops and resume workshops.

EXPERIENCE 2018 Intern, kinneymorrow architecture gained experience with residential projects through digital modeling, participated in schematic design phase of design, prepared graphic layouts for firm website, ordered product samples, visited residential sites and created as-builts.

SCHOLARSHIPS 2018 Cooper Carry Scholarship awarded by GT School of Architecture for excellent scholarship, work, student unity, and service. 2016 National Society of Collegiate Scholars membership offered post Dean’s List recognition.

2019, 2017 Student Advisory Council Representative at the GT School of Architecture. 2017 GT 1000 Team Leader led and supervised classroom affairs, assisted in planning enrichment activities, involved students in campus sustainability. 2016 President, Psychology Club presided at meetings, externally represented club at conferences, conventions, and faculty meetings. 2015 Treasurer, Psychology Club maintained budget and inventory, kept updated fiscal spreadsheets, conducted fiscal review at end of calendar year.

LANGUAGES / SKILLS

2015 Zell Miller Scholarship english mothertongue + spanish fluent + french basic + korean basic + portuguese basic

RESEARCH 2016 Researcher, Suffrage Postcard Project conducted digital analysis of transatlantic fatherhood, created historical narrative analyses diagrams, assembled professional proposals for presentation.

Windows OS, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suites, Autocad, Rhinocerous 6: Grasshopper, Monolith, Ladybug, Sketchup Pro, Vray, 3DsMax

COMPETITIONS 2016 Winner GT Student Research Conference Suffrage Postcard Project 3


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park marietta

summer 2019

stitch

spring 2019

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fissure

fall 2018

oasis

summer 2018

34 38 let’s play

spring 2017

states of change

fall 2017

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teeth

spring 2016

selected art works


PARK

MARI ETTA With an increasing need for green space, the rapidly expanding area west of Georgia Tech at Marietta Street, Atlanta, calls for a public park that can also function as a FASET (Familiarization and Adaptation to the Surroundings and Environs of Tech) transition space where students can revel in the city’s rich history while gathering to learn about Georgia Tech.

critic charles rudolph | summer 2019 partner avani harapanahalli

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site plan encompassing area near Marietta Street

left: preliminary sketches showing geometric organization, framing, and orientation in both plan and section bottom: greenspace versus axial orientation, southwest isometric view

Park Marietta’s geometry is a culmination of initial study models, historical property lines, gridlines formed from those historical lines plus a need for greenspace. The final scheme employs techniques of pushing and pulling rectangular voids among a central axis, and follows through by aligning the Means Street access to a perpendicular axis. 8


view south toward observation deck

view south from main hall to one of few underground courtyard spaces

view east from beneath pergola

view east from art gallery to lower courtyard 9


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views of Midtown

 views of Downtown observation deck plan 0’1/8” = 1’0”

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views of Midtown

views of Downtown

views of Midtown views of Downtown street level plan 0’1/8” = 1’0” 

entry to building

security vestibule

street level plan  meeting 0’1/8” = 1’0” place, courtyard

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entry to building

security vestibule

meeting place, courtyard

entry to building security vestibule meeting place, courtyard

east facing section 0’1/8” = 1’0”

east facing section

east facing section 0’1/8” = 1’0”

west facing section 0’1/8” = 1’0”

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restrooms  lower level plan cafe  0’1/8” = 1’0”

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classroom cafe

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administrative office auditorium

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media center classroom

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electrical, storage mechanical, office administrative

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meeting place, courtyard gallery

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mechanical, electrical, storage

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meeting place, courtyard

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south facing section 0’1/8” = 1’0”

south facing section

south facing section 0’1/8” = 1’0”

north facing section 0’1/8” = 1’0”

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Situated at the intersection of Means Street and Marietta Street, this building’s rooftop park meets streetside. Under the park is a cafe, media center, auditorium, and administrative offices that aid in the FASET program’s needs. right: model without pergolas depicting patterns of grass and paving in the park. the paving pattern above ground replicates the framing pattern below ground. 12


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In light of the recent second-hand clothing bans in East Africa, countries in this community wish for their own textile industries to flourish and build their own textile economy. By operating as a fully outfitted textile factory and local fashion house, this museum increases manufacturing in the textile sector, and creates new jobs for Nyeri County. Additionally, by hosting Dedan Kimathi University of Technology textile and fashion courses (which are not in the current curriculum at DeKUT), and workshops for locals, this museum contributes to education by showing the process of how textiles are made from plant to loom to garment. critic herman howard | spring 2019 partner astha bhavsar

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Kabiruini showground

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hostels

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DeKUT farm

library

Nyeri County, Kenya site geometry exploration

P.C.E.A. Kimathi Church

Not only does this museum stimulate the economy from the inside out, but by increasing the tourism in the area, it stimulates the economy from the outside in, as tourists and visitors can purchase goods made at the factory or at artist maker spaces. Additionally, by correctly preserving, storing, and displaying historical and political artifacts, the museum educates visitors on the history of Nyeri County, Kenya, and the surrounding East African countries, drawing in deeper connections between visitors and the land they stand on. A complete history of the process of fabric-making accompanies a large exhibition of chronologically displayed art pieces from all over Kenya and surrounding countries. The facility presents a holistic view of the textile industry and encompasses fabric making at each of its levels, 16

giving visitors an overview of a treasured art form and its culture through the ages. school of engineering

Kitenge is a colorful East African fabric similar to sarong. The kitenge is both formal and informal wear, depending on the pattern and occasion. Not only can they cradle babies, but they can be tied together and used as decorations in social settings. Kitenges, often called chitenges, are also given as gifts to young women, who use them for modesty or to shield cold air. Chitenges can also be framed or hung up as a decorative batik artwork. This East African textile center is inspired by the configurations of this particular kitenge because the symbolism embodies its mission: community and interdependence.

initial blocking of program along grid lines

Scanned with CamScanner

preliminary roof sketch designed with kitenge cloth fibers’ warp and weft in mind


transformation of kitenge into programmable shape

teach in the auditorium

produce

show

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purchase

purchase in the restaurant

produce in the studios

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relationship of building capacity, divisions of space, and voronoi scrim allowing light to pierce the veil

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Three fabric models were constructed and studied to understand how light passes through fabrics at certain densities. Collages of these models using different imaging techniques and filters led to the idea of using the skinned roof itself as a means of lighting the space, as ancient textiles can be fragile and need only minimum amounts of light. Using these collages and posterized textures (which show density), programmatic spaces were arranged beneath the roof skin. 19


concrete layer, textile layer, cable net layer, scaffolding

scrim technique

voronoi scrim

contour model of the westernmost gallery space representing how projected light would create atmospheric conditions in the galleries.

program art preservation art storage temporary exhibit permanent exhibit runway storage courtyard / future runway lobby administration restroom restaurant kitchen 20

outdoor market lobby administration auditorium backstage prop storage restroom maker studio classroom


experiential section facing north

experiential section facing south

experiential site plan


issure

Fissure is a sanctuary, and in this exploration, sanctuary is defined as a place of peace and contemplation. It is a place opened to scenery and the natural environment that surrounds it; it is a stage for meditation and withdrawal. Expansive portals to sea and sky enlight visitors just as dark, silent constraining spaces evoke a sense of movement into something larger than oneself. critic julie kim | fall 2018

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cave / portal: arrival

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access

circulation: approach grotto: acquaintance

expansion / contraction: acquaintance

cave / portal: absence Fissure promenade

Fissure replicates the process Angel Island immigrants experienced in the time the station was open; access, approach, arrival, acquaintance, and absence, but with a twist: in reverence to the suffering and disillusionment immigrants faced, this process has been transformed with light and silence to reflect on the island’s past while building new history.

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left: aerial context with section cuts right: influencing geometry bottom: structure axonometric

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top: the portal to the sea is a place of serenity and contemplation middle: the hallway funnels visitors to the portal of the sea bottom: the ceremonial hall provides a space for people to receive citizenship 25


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bird’s eye view

expansion / contraction

cave / portal

circulation

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Perched atop a desert of asphalt and concrete, Oasis at first seems a mirage with its brilliant copper skin flanked with transparent glazing. Visitors travel upward and find themselves at stacked pools with surprising views and geometries. Materiality guides the arrangement of the floors and pools, and leads people into the differing spaces throughout. Even from the air, people are greeted by the shine and surreal allure of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport’s new aquatic center. critic charles rudolph | summer 2018

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clockwise from left: view from canopy, preliminary model, section, aerial view, bird’s eye view 30


the cafe on the third floor with views of the new Hartsfield - Jackson canopy

lower floor diving pool for competitions 31


second floor pool

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Let’s

This megaflex venue directly across from Krog Street Market functions as a mid-scale concert venue, karate dojo, interactive playspace, and VR playground of Atlanta, Georgia. Its structure was inspired by 3D prints of superstructures created and executed using Monolith. It sits blithely, its perforations creating perfect internal climate for both sport and musical. The geometries at play reinforce the idea of a spirited multi-use complex.

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critic keith kaseman | spring 2018


sculpture garden

the concert hall’s atmosphere is determined by perforations and playful lighting

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performance capacity

multivenue massing トリポ トリポ トリポ トリポ TRYPO TRYPO TRYPO RYPO

perforated skin system

PERFORATED SKIN SYSTE PERFORATED SKIN SYSTEM PERFORATED SKIN SYSTEM PERFORATED SKIN SYSTEM

MULTI-VENUE MULTI-VENUE MASSINGMASSING circulatory ramp system MULTI-VENUE MULTI-VENUE MASSING MASSING

RAMP SYSTE RAMP SYSTEM RAMP SYSTEM RAMP SYSTEM

PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE CAPACITYCAPACITY PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE CAPACITYCAPACITY

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This building is characterized by its breathable skin, ability to hold many people in the duration of multiple activities, and transport those people along a ramp system from one venue space to the next. Structurally the building bends and folds, implanting itself into the hilly landscape of Atlanta near the Krog Street Beltline entrance: an up-and-coming area in terms of populace with a need for more event space. Its multifunctionality lends itself as an interdisciplinary commons in one of the most frequented areas in Atlanta.

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Through experimentation in casting with a material dyad of plastic insulation foam corroded with acetone, and concrete, this design for an activist hub in downtown Chicago was formed. Users of the building act to erode stereotypes developed by a long history of disparity of wealth and segregation. Technology and youth drive the organization and program of this building. critics marisabel maratt + lars spuybroek | fall 2017 partner morgan lee


casts of construction foam eroded with acetone

program organization based on density of acid bubbling in various foam samples directional directional overlays, overlays, stretched stretched

linework linework overlays, overlays, stretched stretched

By eroding foam in a controlled methodology using coded acid burn plates, floor plates could be designed in image of the program. The varying coloration of the burned samples represented a scale of human interaction.

clockwise from left: collective density in section, acetone streak visual in section, floorplate section, acid burn plate extrusion

floorplate abstraction - verticals vs. horizontals These controlled burns influenced programmatic organization in both plan and section.

The controlled acid burns represent the idea of organization in activism, eroding stereotypes and societal constructs, and general progressivism, along with change over time. linework overlays directionalin overlays The building’s floorplates are relative states of change, and this flux is a metaphor for the work done within the walls of this building à la vive la rÊvolution.

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rhythmic rhythmic facade facade holes holes in section in section

floorplates section - side view

rhythmic rhythmic facade facade holes holes in section in section

floorplates section - west view

facade facade holes holes + floor + floor plates plates in section in section

directional overlays, stretched

linework overlays, stretche


Lounge

Staff Lounge Staff Locker

Office

Storage

Office

Office

Auditorium

Auditorium

Office

Lounge

Clinic Lounge

Urban Garden

Kitchen

Lounge

Laundry

Reception

Reading Room Reading Room

Guest Rooms

Guest Suite Fitness Room Locker Room

Cafe

Cafe

Gallery

Lobby

Seminar Room

Seminar Room Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

cafe, meeting space, lounge { level 1 }

classroom space, meeting space, lounge { level 2 }

Office

Auditorium

reading rooms, auditorium { level 3, level 4 }

Staff Locker

Office

Lounge Lounge

Clinic

Lounge

Clinic

Lounge

Lounge Storage

Urban Garden

Kitchen Kitchen

Laundry Laundry

Reading Room

Guest Rooms

Guest Suite

Guest Rooms

Fitness Room Locker Room

Guest Suite

Locker Room Spa

Seminar Room

guest rooms, clinic { level 5, level 6 }

Cafe

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

relaxation, urban garden { level 7, level 8 }

spa, fitness center {level 9}

Gallery

Staff Locker Office Office

Lounge

Clinic

Lounge

Lounge

Lounge Office

Urban Garden

Auditorium Urban Garden

Kitchen

Laundry

Guest Rooms

Fitness Room

Guest Suite

Fitness Room

Locker Room

Locker Room

Locker Room

Spa

Reading Room

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Staff Locker Office

Staff Locker

Lounge

Lounge Lounge Urban Garden

street view on Wabash Avenue Lounge

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EE t th The sensory experience and exploration of a place yields subconscious attitudes in a person during and after they exit a space.

Sapelo’s rich cultural history and extensive marine research intertwine to form a map of sensory experiences, and this research institute’s architectural elements amplify them. critic katherine wright | spring 2017

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Sandy texture, dusty air, bright sunligh Sandy texture, dusty air, bright sunlight

Reflecting light, waves, wind Sandy texture, dusty bright sunlig sand, dust, bright sunlightair,

Reflecting light, waves, wind

Spanish moss, denser foliage, Spanish moss, denser foliage, dew reflecting light, waves, wind Reflecting light, waves, wind Gravel, silence, oil and gas

dew

Gravel, silence, oil and gas Spanish moss, denser moss, denser foliage, dew foliage, dew

Rusty metal, dirt, old wood

Rusty metal, dirt, oldand wood Gravel, silence, oil gas gravel, silence, oil, gas rusty metal, dirt,dirt, old wood Rusty metal, old wood

origins of the sensory map: pathways & experiential feelings from the entire site

sensory map with preliminary plan drawing echoes site sensory atmosphere

origins of the sensory map on-site

origins of the sensory map: pathways GROUND FLOOR & experiential feelings from the entire 0’ 1/32” = 1’0” site

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origins of the sensory map: pathways & experiential feelings from the entire site

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plan 1 outdoor balcony space 2 cafe 3 kitchen 1 - Outdoor balcony space 2 - Cafe 4 restrooms 3 - Kitchen 5 research lab 4 - Restrooms 6 historical exhibit / library of specimens 5 - Research lab for analyzing results 6 - Sapelo Island Historical Exhibit 7 administration / Library of Specimens 7 - Administration 8 reception 8 - Foyer/Reception 9 entertainment deck 9 - Outdoor Platform for Entertainment 10 - Mesocosms 10 mesocosms 11 - Individual Researcher Offices with Balcony included in each unit 11 researcher offices 12 - Outdoor Classroom Space/Dock 12 outdoor classroom dock

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architects of entrapment The first part of this investigation explores the construction of the webs of the orb weaver spider, analyzing fundamental tension relationships of web strands. The second part of this investigation delves into the gestures of web creation, and seeks an overall expression of nature’s art of structuring, derived from inquiries into Euclidean geometries. Nature itself follows the rules of physics unwillingly. I am concluding that this is why every being on earth has an innate sense of structuring and geometrical beauty; we are all unconsciously following the rules, even if we don’t explicitly know what they are. There is knowledge in investigating to understand, but there is power in investigating to express. connell workshop | critic lane duncan

right: gestural drawings used to complete full color drawing, on opposite page

set of “construction documents” for building radial webs 50


capturing sabrina Animals have the ability to communicate without vocalization; cats are a prime subject for an exploration on expressive personas. Visual cues alert other animals to the mood and feelings of the organism, many times without having to make a sound. I chose to analyze my cat Sabrina indepth due to her wide range of facial expressions, and also because I wanted to catalog her in memory; she was 16 at the time these drawings were made. In process, I learned how felines work; how their bodies move, how their joints are connected, how their fur shields their bodies. In doing so I learned a powerful lesson I could apply to architecture as well: deconstruction of something in order to reconstruct it. Understanding the parts that make up something can allow for new ways of thinking about the subject. connell workshop | critic lane duncan

process sketches delineate joints, movement, and fur density and growth. studying this allowed understanding of inner workings of felines to create accurate portraits. 52

final detail drawing, colored pencil on gray paper


Scanned with CamScanner

sixteen facial expressions for a final poster 53 Scanned with CamScanner


the left hand of darkness

shadow seminar | critic mark cottle 54


copying the masters

connell drawing workshop | critic lane duncan


I am intent on creating a place where voices can be heard, thoughts can be spoken out loud, and art can be appreciated at its most pure, handheld form.

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Undergraduate Portfolio: Ally Adams  

A portfolio of selected works from my undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech.

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A portfolio of selected works from my undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech.

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