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Amber Kustaborder Architecture Portfolio


Ohio City Recreation Center Spring 2018 | Professor BoSheng Liu | Ohio City, OH By using carved out portions of the building to showcase activity inside, it draws people in from the area and encourages them to go in to the building. The facade is made of translucent marble, allowing light into the building during the day and allowing the building to become a beacon of light in the neighborhood.


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

GROUND FLOOR 3/32” = 1’ - 0”

A

B

C D E F


GROUND FLOOR 3/32” = 1’ - 0”

SECOND FLOOR 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

THIRD FLOOR 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

THIRD FLOOR PLAN


FOURTH FLOOR 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

FIFTH FLOOR 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

FOURTH FLOOR PLAN

FIFTH FLOOR PLAN


EXPLODED AXON 1/32” = 1’ - 0”

EXPLODED AXON


outside-in: insulated glass extruded aluminum frame / cap rubber draft seal roofing tie in 5” x 18” curb flashing

fan: motorized, controlled from powerstation

outside-in: 1/8” asphalt sheet 1” x 5” tongue and groove 1” x 2” furing strips, air gap 1” roof plate osb / veneer 2” x 12” rafter 12” insulation

inside-out: 1” tongue and groove plastic film 4” insulation between framing

tongue and groove 1” x 4”

Inside-out: 1” x 5” pine plastic film 2” x 10” floo 10” insulatio 1” x 5” tongu 1” x 5” sill pl


Methods and Materials Wall Section Case Study: Summerhouse at Söderöra Spring 2019 | Professor Nick Safley | Söderöra, Sweden

outside-in: (ventilation in the wall outside under the roof) 1” tongue and groove 1/2” sheathing board 2” x 10” beam 10” insulation plastic film

header frame 5” x 2” x 2 1/2”

7” depth of frame; overlap size / frame 1/2” space frame / stretcher line 1/2”

floor

2” x 5” planed

1” x 5” planed

or beam on ue and groove (treated) late, pressure treated

6’ - 6” floor girder cast in place concrete foundation, square 8” x 8”

frostline 3’ - 8”


Ohio City Arts and Cultural Center Spring 2018 | Professor BoSheng Liu | Ohio City, OH The lower level of the Arts and Cultural Center are open to the main street that runs along the site, as the galleries and studios are program that is meant to attract people to Ohio City. The upper levels are community based so they are more visible from the back of the site that faces the neighborhoods and the library. The facade of the building allows people to see glimpses of what is happening on the community levels from the more public side without allowing everything to be seen.


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

FOLDING

FRONT ELEVATION


FORM

BACK ELEVATION


Between Tower and River Fall 2018 | UniFi + CAED Workshop| Florence, Italy This project is from a week long workshop with students from the University of Florence. The project site is currently a park that sits on the edge of the historic city center next to the ancient walls of Florence. Situated on the site is the Tabernacolo di Santa Rosa and an existing cafe, there are two tiers, one at the river level and one at the road level. This project is an extension of the ancient wall and the new wall is the main focal point of the building. The lower tier has been transformed into a paved riverwalk and was raised to the same level as the building’s lower level which creates an interaction between the outdoor space along the river and the interior multipurpose room.


Fabio Cervelli, Wesley Claudy, Giovanni Degni, Alexander Gabler, Amber Kustaborder


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION


Kent State Design Collaborative Spring 2019 | Professor Thom Stauffer | Kent, OH The levels of the building are used as an extension of the esplanade that leads to front campus. By using the thin, bending tubes, it creates a circulation space that allows users to pass through the program, allowing students to see what is happening and increase the sharing of ideas and promote cross disciplinary design collaboration


LINEWORK STUDIES

FORM STUDY

PATH STUDY


FIRST FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR


THIRD FLOOR


Library Extension + Piazza Fall 2018 | Professor Paola Giaconia | Florence, Italy The lines of the existing library and its cloister were extended through the site to make two additions to bring people through the piazza and into the cloister. Being so close to the major tourist sites in the heart of Florence, the piazza gives both residents and visitors a place to take a break and relax.


SITE PLAN


GROUND DETAIL

SITE LINES


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

+10.8 m +8.2 m +5.4 m -0.7 m -3.0 m -6.5 m

+4.2 m FLO


OOR PLAN

+6.2 m FLOOR PLAN

+6.2 m +4.2 m

-3.0 m -6.5 m


Amber Kustaborder WORK EXPERIENCE

akustabo@kent.edu (814) 571 1522 SKILLS

CAED Digital Assistants Group 2019 - Present Teaching Adobe Suites and Rhino AoDK + Modern Smart Homes Summer 2019 AutoCad, Photoshop, SketchUp, + Lumion R.W. Larson Architects Summer 2018 Intern at Erie and Warren branches AutoCad + Photoshop Hampton Inn Summer 2017 Housekeeping Team DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Summer 2016 Operations Team College 9 Theater 2014 - 2016 Box Office, Usher, + Concessions

EDUCATION Kent State University 2016 - Present BS Architecture + Urban Studies Minor Honors College GPA: 3.80 State College Area High School 2012 - 2016

ACTIVITIES American Institute of Architecture Students President 2019 - 2020 National Membership Committee 2019 - 2020 Director of Media 2017 - 2018 Running the social media and creating content using Photoshop, Illustrator, + InDesign Member 2016 - Present Alpha Lamda Delta Member 2016 - Present

RECOGNITIONS Most Inspiring Student Project Fall 2018 One of two projects selected to be published in a book of work from the Kent State Florence study abroad program Honors College 2016 - Present Dean’s List 2016 - Present

INTERESTS Urban Planning Renderings Presentation Drawings Analytics AIAS

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