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PORTFOLIO

AMANDA SPICE


ABOUT ME I am fascinated in learning more to improve and better the future. This is not only reflected in my studies, but also in my attitude and presence in work related atmospheres. I constantly try to challenge myself with new places, people, and ideas. I believe this is the only way to move forward and grow as designers and people.

THE CULTIVATION OF THE SELF IS REPRESENTED IN OUR WORK

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AND I BELIEVE IT IS CRUCIAL TO CONTINUE TO

BRANCH OUTSIDE OF OUR BOX TO LEARN AND GROW.

I love architecture because it offers a medium by which to investigate culture, society, and technology all at one time. I work hard to learn as much as I can from every experience, and I am driven to succeed in everything I do.


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CONTENTS


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DURATION THREE MONTHS FALL 2010 PROFESSOR DAVID LEE SITE COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA TEAM EMILY SCHULTE ADAM WINDAM

PURPOSE

TO BRING LIFE TO AN HISTORIC PATH,WHILE HIGHLIGHTING AND CONNECTING IMPORTANT AREAS OF THE CITY


RENEWING

RAILWAYS

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FINLAY PARK NORTH-

This project was set along the old industrial train tracks named the SEABOARD AIR LINE. The class was split into 4 groups, each assigned to different portions of the railline. My group addressed the crossing over one of the main roads in Columbia; Taylors Street.

TAYLORS STREET

The GOAL of this design project was to create a pedestrian and bike friendly pathway through critical parts of Columbia that have been neglected since the city’s industrial peak. The crossing over Taylor’s Street was very crucial because of the interaction between Finlay park on the north side, and The Vista on the south side. THE TUNNEL

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Site map including the Vista, Finlay Park. The bridge territory is circled.

UNDERSTANDING THE SITE RENEWING RAILWAYS

RIGHT THE VISTA


CIRCULATION ANALYSIS

To determine placement of

entrance and exit for BIKES and PEDESTRIANS.

PATH STUDY

Realizing the importance of the bridge

between two nodes, we analyzed

POINTS OF CONNECTION

on either side of the bridge.

SITE DIAGRAMMING RENEWING RAILWAYS

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The shape of the bridge’s plan

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was derived from the

CIRCULATION ANALYSIS

and the study of the

IMPORTANT NODES

on either side of Taylors Street.

CONCEPTUALIZING THE FORM RENEWING RAILWAYS


CONCEPTUALIZING THE FORM RENEWING RAILWAYS

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NORTH

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End of bridge on Finlay park side.

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The CONCEPT of the mesh form

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was influenced by

the free flowing growth of a tree and the industrial material of the

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Column on Finlay park side.

THE RAILWAY.

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SITE DRAWINGS RENEWING RAILWAYS

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C

Start of patio area on park side.


SECTIONS & RENDERS HTRON

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Over Taylors Street.

The mesh form slowly grows

into the bridge on the park side

allowing for a gentle transition.

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Column on Vista side.

The mesh also forms a unique

STRUCTURAL SUPPORT

and overhang protections.

F

Overhang after column on bridge side.

SITE DRAWINGS RENEWING RAILWAYS

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DURATION FOUR MONTHS FALL 2011 PROFESSOR HENRIQUE HOUAYEK SITE GENOVA ITALY TEAM KE HUANG WENDY ESCOBAR

PURPOSE

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TO REDESIGN AND REPURPOSE AN INDUSTRIAL SPACE TO FIT THE CHANGING URBAN CITY LIFE ON THE PORT


URBAN

CANOPY

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This project was set in Genova, Italy, during my semester long study abroad trip in the fall of 2011. Genova was a main INDUSTRIAL PORT decades ago, but has since lost its business and importance on the Mediterrean Sea. Because of this, Genova has been working to renovate its port for a stronger focus on living and entertainment. Our site was an old, abandoned industrial corn storage building on the waterfront of the port. The GOAL of this design project was to redesign the site by replacing the old storage building with residencial and hotel space, while creating an INVITING AND PUBLIC ATMOSPHERE for visitors and locals to enjoy. To the right are conceptual drawings of the beginning parts of the design process for the port. The floor plans were influenced by the traditional Italian housing blocks, and transformed to best utilize views of the port.

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UNDERSTANDING THE SITE URBAN CANOPY


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The diagrams to the left explain how the shapes of the buildings were formed, from basic analysis to conceptual massing.

The views from the city of Genoa, to the waterfront, were used to

CARVE THE BOUNDARIES for the building masses.

The lifted canopy levels were created from the study of spaces, which are diagrammed to the right.

Because the hotel and residential spaces

require different levels of privacy, we analyzed

the separation of public vs. private spaces.

PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE CONCEPTUALIZING THE FORM URBAN CANOPY

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The concept of the

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URBAN CANOPY

addresses the privacy issue for each program,

by creating separate and dynamic functions

for residential and hotel programs on canopy levels.

CONCEPTUALIZING THE FORM URBAN CANOPY


CONCEPTUALIZING THE FORM URBAN CANOPY

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hOTEL CANOPY LEVEL

MEETING ROOM

The floor plan remains open,

with the exception of the programs,

to create a unique traveling experience

KITCHEN

RESTAURANT

LECTURE ROOM CAFE

between each space.

DEPOSIT INTERNET LOUNGE

LAUNDRY

SAUNA

The hotel canopy level functions as a PUBLIC FLOOR for all hotel users, with programs ranging from restaurant to lecture rooms to fitness areas.

FITNESS ROOM

RESIDENTIAL CANOPY LEVEL The residential canopy level functions as a

PRIVATE FLOOR for all apartment residents,

specifcally functioning as a fitness club.

MULTI TERRACED GYM LOBBY

The programs flow with the topography of the floorplan, such as the running track,

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and redefine the typical fitness club.

SITE DRAWINGS URBAN CANOPY

INDOOR POOL


Both canopy levels utilize a

SLOPING FLOOR PLAN

similar to the topography of a wave.

SITE DRAWINGS URBAN CANOPY

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VISUALIZING THE FORM URBAN CANOPY


Residential canopy level: Running track.

Each canopy is supported by“dancing

columns�

which give an interesting aesthetic,

and mold the space on the exterior and interior of the canopy.

The areas below the canopy levels are

welcoming and open

for the public on the waterfront.

Hotel canopy level: Open public space.

VISUALIZING THE FORM URBAN CANOPY Area under canopy.

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CELLULAR

COMMUNITY

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FALL 2013 THREE WEEKS DURATION MARTHA SKINNER PROFESSOR CHICAGO ILLINOIS SITE INDIVIDUAL TEAM

PURPOSE

TO DESIGN A SKYSCRAPER THAT CREATES A COMMUNITY WHILE INNOVATING THE VERTICAL FARM CONCEPT

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This project was set in Chicago, Illinois along the Chicago River. Chicago is known for its range of architecture, especially along the river and in the style of skyscrapers. To make this design project interesting, and significantly more challenging, we were assigned to include a VERTICAL FARMING aspect into our skyscraper. Vertical farming is defined as the cultivation of plant and/or animal life within skyscrapers or vertically inclined surfaces. The GOAL of this design project was to create a LIVING SKYSCRAPER through the combination of farming qualities and the vertical qualities of a skyscraper.

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Perspectives from the existing site along the river.

Viewshed North, site to the West

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Viewshed South East of site

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View of site from the North, facing South

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RIGHT

UNDERSTANDING THE SITE CELLULAR COMMUNITY


PLANT CELLS

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The main inspiration for the concept

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of the skyscraper were plant cells.

The way in which they

GROW AND FORM CONNECTIONS created an interesting opportunity

for vertical growth in the form of a skyscraper.

RIGHT is the site diagram relating the

perspective shots to a plan of Chicago. Plant cells form a

COMPLEX NETWORK OF RELATIONSHIPS where each cell is related to the next, and

helps to provide for the cells surrounding it.

UNDERSTANDING THE SITE CELLULAR COMMUNITY

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The concept of

[59 PERCENT]

CELLULAR GROWTH

was the basis of the form of the skyscraper.

The drawing to the right displays the atmosphere of the cellular community.

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The diagram below explains the program distribution.

So, each “cell” holds part of a program.

THE CELLS GROW VERTICALLY

to create interesting interactions.

COMMERCIAL [2.5 PERCENT]

MARKET

[6 PERCENT]

PUBLIC RIVERWALK

[6 PERCENT]

HOUSING

[10 PERCENT]

RESTAURANT

[2.5 PERCENT]

OFFICES

[3 PERCENT]

CONCEPTUALIZNG THE FORM CELLULAR COMMUNITY

EDUCATION

[11 PERCENT]


CONCEPTUALIZING THE FORM CELLULAR COMMUNITY

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The cells have the ability to

FORM RELATIONSHIPS

between programs, and create spaces for shared experiences.

Each primary program has a main

CIRCULATION CORE

and this is the central egress system.

All other cells build off of the circulation core.

Not only do the cells grow vertically, but they also

GROW IN PLAN

SITE DRAWINGS CELLULAR COMMUNITY


COMMUNITY

was achieved through the building of cells.

VISUALIZING THE FORM CELLULAR COMMUNITY

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DURATION

2011 TO PRESENT

PROFESSORS

hARRY HARRITOS HENRIQUE HOUAYEK

LOCATION

EUROPE & CLEMSON SC

MEDIUM

PENCIL & INK MARKER & PHOTOSHOP

HAND

RENDERING

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TORRE DEL MANGIA in Siena, Italy.

EUROPEAN PENCIL SKETCHES HAND RENDERING


During the fall of 2011, I spent a semester in Genova, Italy. Throughout the semester I sketched all over Europe. My favorite sketch is to the left of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy.

PEN AND INK SKETCHES HAND RENDERING

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PEN AND INK SKETCHES HAND RENDERING


Fall semester 2012 I took a class called Pen and Ink with Professor Harritos. In this class we learned how to hand render plans and elevations with a STRONG VOCABULARY of trees, landscapes, and structures. Each class we brought new sketches and drawings to critique, and learned as a class how to best display a setting through FREE HAND RENDERING.

PEN AND INK SKETCHES HAND RENDERING

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The drawings to the right are SKETCH COLOR, with a combination of photoshop editing. Below is also sketch color, but without any photoshop color editing.

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SKETCH COLOR & PHOTOSHOP HAND RENDERING


SKETCH COLOR & PHOTOSHOP HAND RENDERING

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EDUCATION

MAULDIN HIGH SCHOOL MAY 2008 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY MAY 2013 B.A. in Architecture, Spanish Minor G.P. A 3.69

STUDY ABROAD QUITO, ECUADOR

MAY - JUNE 2009

GENOVA, ITALY AUG. - DEC. 2011

SKILLS

LANGUAGE

Advanced speaking and comprehension of the Spanish language.

DESIGN

Adobe Creative Suite, Google Sketchup, AutoCAD Mac/PC, Microsoft Office, Rhinoceros, Vray 3D Rendering, IMovie, Hand sketching + modeling

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

THE ELLIS GROUP ARCHITECTURE [Greenville, SC]

MAY 2012 - AUG. 2012

Full time summer intern. I was involved in a variety of positions, and worked directly under the owner and head project manager as an almost personal assistant. Some of my experience included discussing project details with clients, working on construction documents, creating 3D models for conceptual purposes, and visiting job sites.

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RESUME AMANDA SPICE


AMANDA E. SPICE

amanda.spice.designs@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-spice/65/341/a6/ (864) 907-1673

RESUME AMANDA SPICE

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Undergrad Portfolio  

This is a collection of work ranging from my sophomore year to my senior year of Undergrad at Clemson University.