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18789 Monte Vista Dr. Linden, CA




EDUCATION 08/07-06/09 08/09-05/13



Architecture Undergraduate Architecture Undergraduate

Google SketchUp

Cuesta College


Washington State Univ.


Revit Architecture


Adobe In-Design

Adobe Photoshop

AutoCad 2013 Adobe Illustrator English


Urban Energy 165 S. Washington St, Seattle, WA Prof: Ayad Rahmani & Olson Kundig Architects Studio V. Summer 2011 6 Weeks

Knowledge of Passiveness

Kandahar University Library, Afghanistan Prof: Bashir Kazimee Studio VII. Fall 2012 12 Weeks

Grass Powered Tower 2049 ARA Housing Competition Prof: Darrin Greichen Studio VIII. Spring 2012

12 Weeks


South Lake Union, Seattle, WA Prof: Steve Bull & Dan Rusler Studio IX. Spring 2013

8 Weeks

Lahti, Finland (ARA Housing Competition) Studio VIII. - Spring 2012 Prof: Darrin Greichen Duration: 12 weeks Program: Rhinoceros

In the year 2049, a steady decline of fossil fuels and natural gases has much of the world investigating for new opportunities to create energy. As the creation of energy becomes more and more of a hot commodity and essential resource, the overall mission is to find an effective system that has potential to create self-sustaining environments. The city of Sopenkorpi not only is seeing a decline in natural resources but also within its population. Much of the focus has turned from pro-creation to living and sustaining off the land that they have. In order for self-sustaining environments to become a reality, we must look to the natural amenities that the Earth has provided us with. Sopenkorpi, Finland is in a relatively harsh climate, where extreme winters can last around 100 days at an average of 0 degrees Celsius. This harsh environment of southern Finland still has the capabilities to provide its community with potential sources for renewable energy. For example, reed-canary grass, a cousin of the switch grass, has the capabilities of being incinerated to create Bio-Energy that can reduce energy costs throughout the district. With 80 acres in Sopenkorpi, the reed-canary grass is capable of creating enough energy to house close to

1,500 people. With this amount of energy created, it opens the doors to allow for new program within the building such as, greenhouses within the grass-powered tower. These greenhouses are implemented throughout the tower to give opportunity to locals to produce non-native foods as well as create a healthy and active lifestyle for those within the tower. Another example of a renewable energy source that can be implemented into Finland is the creation of energy through waste. With the possibility of 1,500 people living within this tower, the amount of energy that can come from waste can accommodate another 80 people. This system can also be integrated with the system used for energy production from reed-canary grass, thus making it important to recycle trash as well. Not only do these two systems play an important role, but the capture of rainwater and day lighting are essential backing pieces to help drive the overall design of the tower as well as creating more opportunities to use less natural resources.

Thank You

for your consideration...

Daniel Al-Sannaa

Daniel Al-Sannaa  
Daniel Al-Sannaa  

Undergraduate Design Portfolio