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ALEXANDER WAGA

INTERNSHIP | SELECTED WORKS 2015-2018


SELECTED WORKS

GRADUATE | UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA | 2017-PRESENT PROFESSIONAL | WAGA ENTERPRISES ARCHITECTS | 2015-2017 UNDERGRADUATE | UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN | 2014-2016

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DEPLOY

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SCALE

TIMES SQUARE REFUGE

CHICAGO FIRE STATION

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SUSPENSION

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STRETCH

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LABYRINTH

LOBBY STAUR DESIGN

INTERACTIVE PLAYSCAPE

ARCHIVE


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DEPLOY CONCEPT

DEPLOY

REFUGE IN TIMES SQUARE SITE: TIMES SQUARE, NY WINTER 2015 | ANA MORCILLO PALLARES | STUDIO UG4

*2016 WALLENBURG STUDIO COMPETITION FINALIST 01

Deploy is a project that focuses on the complexities of a refuge. This specific studio was to create a refuge within the absurdity of Times Square. With this, the project began to take focus on one of the main attractions in the square: the panhandlers. At a time in which street performers were being exiled, this created an intersting problem for dealing with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to create demarcated, isolated zones for the costumed characters. Due to the constant movement of the characters, dictating their movement has caused a bit of an uprise. After analyzing the current state of the issue and those affected by it, it was determined that Mayor de Blasio’s plans were seemingly inevitable. Thus, the concept was developed to initiate the proposed isolation, but in doing so create zones in which the movement of the panhandler’s was still dynamic. Only now, the panhandler’s would be creating spaces rather than walking aimlessly. The ultimate goal was to dissolve the stigma associated with performing as a costumed character, and also maintaining a freedom of movement and creation.

CURRENT TIMES SQUARE SOLUTION

MAPPING ANALYSIS 02


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3/32”=1’0”

3 / 3 2 ”= 1 ’ 0 ”

THRESHOLDS The final structure further delved into the idea of deployability by implementing the use of balloons on which images could be projected. This idea allows the panhandlers to create Times Square on a micro-scale by projecting photos that the public takes with them onto the balloon surfaces. This inevitably creates a flickering of self-advertisment within an already prominent space strictly dedicated to flickering advertisment.

INTERACTION

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7TH AVE

W 47TH ST

W 47TH ST

7TH AVE

Due to the emphemeral and expanding nature of the panhandlers movement, it was imperative to seek deployable structures that imitate this nature. The deployability of the tensegrity structure creates a configuration that allows the panhandlers to maximize their coverage while also augmenting their performance. This led to implementing a hexagonal grid, as a module having six struts is prominent. This also created an interesting juxtaposition by implementing a hexagonal grid within a rectangular grid, speaking somewhat to the efficiency of the diagonal, and Times Square’s erasal of this diagonal. By placing the grid in a linear fashion, each module began to create spatial relationships, resulting in the formation of familiar spaces, and also the creation of thresholds. The transformations created give new meaning to the panhandler, easing them away from their stigma.

W 46TH ST

W 46TH ST

COURTYARD

PAVILIONS

3/32”=1’0”

3 / 3 2 ”= 1 ’ 0 ”

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SCALE

CHICAGO FIRE STATION SITE: BEHIND THE MICHIGAN PLAZA, CHICAGO, IL WINTER 2015 | DAVID ESKENAZI | STUDIO UG3

*RECOGNITION IN THE 2016 STUDENT SHOWCASE EXHIBITION 05

This project addresses the city of Chicago through scalar layers. By exposing the city through the occurence of the fire station, the intent was to create a fire station by examining other scalar shifts that exist within Chicago. After initially breaking down Chicago to a very small scale, the fire station aims to illustrate the city on a much finer scalar by taking exposed structural elements, specifically the W-Flange, and manipulating them. The fire station, situated in what appears to be a giant hole behind the Michigan Plaza on N. Stetson Avenue, begins to manically distort the W-Flanges that make up the “fake” Mies van der Rohe structure, which are merely decorative. Through form, concept, composition, and arrangement, the structure begins to distort one’s percpetion of the surroundinge Mies W-Flanges, as when they walk inside of one, they are quickly taken through W-Flange shaped pathways and stairs, while holding onto the W-Flange handrails. There are flange shaped windows, some of which seem to not fit, playing on the perfect placement within the beams that the windows exhibit on the Michigan Plaza. The fire station lastly uses circulation to create scale changes, as when a person circulates into the dormatories, they become proportionally the same size as the fire trucks that sit in the large bays.

FORM

AGGREGATE

ARRANGE

COMPOSE

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ELEVATION VIEW FROM N. STETSON AVE. 09

PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM N. STETSON AVE.

PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM E. LAKE STREET 10


STEEL FRAMEWORK

SUSPENSION LOBBY STAIR DESIGN SUMMER 2016 | WAGA ENTERPRISES ARCHITECTS PRINCIPLE ARCHITECT: GREGORY WAGA, R.A.

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Using design sketches from Construction II in the Winter of 2016, this stair seeks to conceal its structure in order to achieve a feeling of flotation and suspension. As one of the main components in the lobby of the corporate building, the client wanted the project to focus on aesthetic and detail just as much as functionality. Thus to incorparate this feeling of suspension, a frame was built inside the wall to support the landing, concealing most of the structure that allows this stair to function. The completion of the stair is set for the end of December 2016.

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WAGA ENTERPRISES ARCHITECTS, LLC ARCHITECTURE. SPACE PLANNING. INTERIOR DESIGN. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. 2109 ST. GEORGES AVENUE RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY 07065 TEL - 732-382-2000 E-FAX - 732-903-2095

WOODWORKING

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

PROJECT NO.:

NEW YORK 037184-1

16-182

DELAWARE S5-0007819

PENNSYLVANIA NORTH CAROLINA G R E G O R Y J . W 13489 A G A , R . A . , A I ARA407216 . DATE: 26 JUL 2016 NEW JERSEY 21AI01332800

STAIR DETAIL #1 13

COPYRIGHT C 2016 WAGA ENTERPRISES - ARCHITECTS, LLC

COPYRIGHT C 2016 WAGA ENTERPRISES - ARCHITECTS, LLC

PROJECT NO.: 16-182 FINISH NOTES DELAWARE NEW YORK SCALE: AS SHOWN S5-0007819 037184-1 PENNSYLVANIA 26 JUL 2016 NORTH CAROLINA DATE: 13489 RA407216 DRAWN BY: ASW SCALE: AS SHOWN REVISION: PROJECT NO.: 16-182 CONCEPT 'A' 13 SEP 2016 ISSUE CD'S DRAWN BY: 27 SEP 2016ASW DATE: 26 JUL 2016 REVISION: CONCEPT 'A' SCALE: AS SHOWN13 SEP 2016 ISSUE CD'S 27 SEP 2016

STAIR DETAIL #2

DRAWING DESCRIPTION: DRAWN BY: ASW PROPOSED WALL FRAME SECTION PROPOSED REVISION: STAIR ELEVATION PROPOSED ELEVATION CONCEPT 'A' 13DETAILS SEP 2016 DESCRIPTION: ISSUE CD'SDRAWING 27 SEP 2016 PROPOSED WALL FRAME SECTION PROPOSED STAIR ELEVATION PROPOSED ELEVATION DETAILS DRAWING NO.: DRAWING DESCRIPTION: PROPOSED WALL FRAME SECTION PROPOSEDDRAWING STAIR ELEVATION NO.: PROPOSED ELEVATION DETAILS

STAIR DETAIL #3

A-2 STAIR PLAN A-2

DRAWING NO.:

A-2

PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY

AS SHOWN

DRAWN BY:

ASW

REVISION: CONCEPT 'A' ISSUE CD'S

13 SEP 2016 27 SEP 2016

PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY

26 JUL 2016

SCALE:

20 NEW ENGLAND AVENUE

16-182

DATE:

AMNEAL

PROJECT NO.:

PROPOSED INTERIOR STAIR

DELAWARE S5-0007819 PENNSYLVANIA RA407216

DRAWING DESCRIPTION: PROPOSED STAIR STRUCTURE PROPOSED STAIR PLAN

DRAWING NO.:

A-1

STRUCTURAL STEEL

WAGA ENTERPRISES ARCHITECTS, LLC ARCHITECTURE. SPACE PLANNING. INTERIOR DESIGN. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. 2109 ST. GEORGES AVENUE RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY 07065 TEL - 732-382-2000 E-FAX - 732-903-2095

GREGORY J. WAGA, R.A., AIA. NEW JERSEY 21AI01332800

20 NEW ENGLAND AVENUE

DELAWARE NEW YORK 037184-1G R E G O R YS5-0007819 J. WAGA, R.A., AIA. PENNSYLVANIA NORTH CAROLINA NEW JERSEY 13489 RA407216 21AI01332800

NEW YORK 037184-1 NORTH CAROLINA 13489

PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY

GREGORY J. WAGA, R.A., AIA. NEW JERSEY PARTITIONS 21AI01332800

STAIR ELEVATION

2109 ST. GEORGES AVENUE RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY 07065 TEL - 732-382-2000 E-FAX - 732-903-2095

MATERIAL COSTS AND QUALITY

AMNEAL

MASONRY AND CONCRETE NOTES:

WOOD, FRAMING AND CARPENTRY

PROPOSED INTERIOR STAIR

COPYRIGHT C 2016 WAGA ENTERPRISES - ARCHITECTS, LLC

STAIR STRUCTURAL PLAN

CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF BIDS.

ARCHITECTURE. SPACE PLANNING. INTERIOR DESIGN. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES.

GREGORY J. WAGA, R.A., AIA. NEW JERSEY 21AI01332800

GENERAL CONTRACTOR COORDINATION WITH SEPARATE CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS

MISCELLANEOUS

WAGA ENTERPRISES ARCHITECTS, LLC

PAINT AND WALL COVERING

PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY

PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY PISCATAWAY, JERSEY 20 NEW NEW ENGLAND AVENUE

20 NEW ENGLAND 20 NEW ENGLAND AVENUE AVENUE AMNEAL

AMNEAL AMNEAL PROPOSED INTERIOR STAIR

PROPOSED STAIR PROPOSED INTERIORINTERIOR STAIR

2109 ST. GEORGES AVENUE RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY 07065 TEL - 732-382-2000 E-FAX - 732-903-2095

AMNEAL

WAGA ENTERPRISES ARCHITECTURE. SPACE PLANNING. ARCHITECTS, LLC INTERIOR DESIGN. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. ARCHITECTURE. SPACE PLANNING. 2109 ST. GEORGES AVENUE WAGA ENTERPRISES INTERIOR DESIGN. RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY 07065 CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECTS, LLCSERVICES. TEL - 732-382-2000 E-FAX - 732-903-2095 2109 ST. GEORGES AVENUE ARCHITECTURE. RAHWAY, NEW JERSEY 07065 SPACE PLANNING. TEL - 732-382-2000 INTERIOR DESIGN. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION E-FAX - 732-903-2095 CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. DEMOLITION

20 NEW ENGLAND AVENUE

PROPOSED INTERIOR STAIR

WAGA ENTERPRISES ARCHITECTS, LLC

NEW YORK 037184-1

DELAWARE S5-0007819

NORTH CAROLINA 13489

PENNSYLVANIA RA407216

PROJECT NO.:

16-182

DATE:

26 JUL 2016

SCALE:

AS SHOWN

DRAWN BY:

ASW

REVISION: CONCEPT 'A' ISSUE CD'S

13 SEP 2016 27 SEP 2016

DRAWING DESCRIPTION: GENERAL NOTES STRUCTURAL STEEL NOTES PROPOSED STAIR AXONOMETRIC

GREGORY J. WAGA, R.A., AIA. NEW JERSEY 21AI01332800 NEW YORK 037184-1

DELAWARE S5-0007819

NORTH CAROLINA 13489

PENNSYLVANIA RA407216

PROJECT NO.:

16-182

DATE:

26 JUL 2016

SCALE:

AS SHOWN

DRAWN BY:

ASW

REVISION: CONCEPT 'A' ISSUE CD'S

13 SEP 2016 27 SEP 2016

DRAWING NO.:

GN STAIR COMPONENT CONSTRUCTION

STAIR STRUCTURAL SECTION

DRAWING DESCRIPTION: PROPOSED STAIR STRUCTURE PROPOSED STAIR PLAN

DRAWING NO.:

A-1

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STRETCH

INTERACTIVE PLAYSCAPE WINTER 2015 | SEAN AHLQUIST | ARCH 509 COLLABORATION WITH IRAM MORENO CNC KNITTING EXPERT: AVA FARAB

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The premise of this class was to create a structure in order to aid kids with autism with enhancing their spatial awareness and tactile perception. Through understanding the specific disabilities of the client, the project focuses on creating tight spaces to augment spatial awareness , while also creating larger spaces to interact with the structure itself. The materiality of the structure was the main focus as the goal was to ultimately develop a self-sustaining structure through certain forces, and at the same time use flexible surfaces that are user friendly. In light of this, the class was structured through the use of the CNC knitting machine which would allow us to develop and design elastic surfaces that gave us the ability to push, pull, project, and stretch.

BEND

STACK

BASE

FOLD

STACK

CANOPY

REINFORCE

STRETCH

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REINFORCED COMPUND KNITTING STRUCTURE TO REDUCE TENSION

TUBE SECTION FIBERGLASS ROD BRASS TUBE CONNECTION TAPE CONNECTION RESIN REINFORCEMENT

DOUBLE JERSEY KNIT FOR ELASTICITY

SPATIAL AWARENESS/ TACTILE PERCEPTION PR O J EC T I O N SC R EEN S F O R I N TER AC TI V E PL AY I NG

The challenge was to understand the capabilities of knitted surfaces and the durability of the tension they created. After constructing the fiberglass rod framework, we used the program springFORM to study and analyze the forces acting on the knitted surfaces, that would ultimately hold the framework together. As a result, the spaces created from the framework allowed for circulation, as well as the ability to project environments to create a virtual world that ultimately aids each child in mitigating their disabilities.

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LABYRINTH

ARCHIVE SITE: BEHIND THE MICHIGAN PLAZA, CHICAGO, IL FALL 2017 | MIROSLAVA BROOKS | DESIGN 501

In a digital-heavy information age, a contemporary archive provides an interesting counter to the behavior in which we seek out knowledge and information. An archive, or simply and archival object, withholds specific information that without such an object, this information would otherwise be concealed from our knowledge. While the digital age has presented an ease of retrieving information, it can be argued that the digital age has also begun to deteriorate the tangibility of receiving such information. No longer do we experience discovery through a certain tangibility, but rather this experience gets muddled throughout a certain comfort, a certain complacency with digital information being available at the touch of our fingers. Thus, a further understanding of this complacency will allow this project to explore the ability to create an architecture that forces information seeking, taking the public figure out of their comfort zone, promote the tangibility of the history the archive(s) may withhold.

CIRCULATION DISPLAY COLUMNS PUBLIC SPACE (CLASSROOM, CONFERENCE, EXHIBITION)

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SCALE: 1/8”=1’-0”

BASEMENT PLAN

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UP

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SCALE: 1/8”=1’-0”

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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SCALE: 1/8”=1’-0”

CROSS SECTION 23

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SCALE: 1/8”=1’-0”

LONGITUDINAL SECTION 25

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ALEXANDER WAGA | M. ARCH APPLICANT | SELECTED WORKS

Selected Works Undergrad|Grad|Professional  
Selected Works Undergrad|Grad|Professional  
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