David_Amdie_Portfolio

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DAVID AMDIE (202) 790-9986 damdie@risd.edu davidamdie@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/davidamdie


DAVID AMDIE

Education 2016 - 2019

2 College st, Providence, RI 02903

2012 - 2014

620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064

Experience Jun. 2018 - Aug. 2018 14 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

Jun. 2017 - Sep. 2017 44 East Street, Providence, RI 02906

Dec. 2014 - Feb. 2015 1635 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

AIA RI Scholarship

AIA/RhodeIsland Architectural Forum met to select the recipients of scholarship money generated from their endowment at the RI Foundation.

The Catholic University of America Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S.Arch) Graduated: May 16, 2014 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) -Summer Intern

Through collaborative efforts, developed content for competition entry (commission earned). The process required rigorous use of Adobe suite, Enscape and Rhino. Post entry, responsibilities included cost analysis, preliminary drawing documentation and representation for another project in its schematic phase.

Cardinal Patrick O’Boyle Foreign Studies Competition

Runner up and Honorable Mention

References Colin Koop: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (Former supervisor) colin.koop@som.com

Jonathan Knowles: BriggsKnowles A+D (Build Box)

BriggsKnowles A+D -Design Build

jknowles@risd.edu

Design and Construction of Temporary Pavilion. Construct floor, walls, roof and doors. Install shelving and site equipment. Coordinate with the BEB Shop.​

Robert Cole: ColePrévost (Owner andFounder) rc@coleprevost.com

ColePrévost -Intern

Worked primarily in the design development phase of various residential projects. Produced schematic drawings with extensive use of Vecorworks and made subsequent adjustments based on both client and principal feedback.

AIAS -Vice President

Feb. 2015 - Apr. 2015

Virginia Tech, Chicago Studio -Guest Critic

225 N Michigan Ave #1100, Chicago, IL 60601

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Rhode Island School of Design Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) Expected Graduation: June 6, 2019

Sep. 2017 - Sep.2018 231 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Awards

Partnered with studio coordinator, Andrew Balster, and CannonDesign to review proposals for micro-unit housing in Jefferson Park.

Robert Mohr: Professor / Critic (Spring 2017) rmohr@risd.edu

Skills -Adobe Suite -Rhino -Revit -Vectorworks -Auto CAD -DIVA -V-Ray -Client Relations -Sketchup -Construction Doc. -Enscape -Wood shop Eq. -BIM -Laser cutting 384 Hope st. • Providence, RI • 02906 CELL (202) 790-9986 • E-MAIL damdie@risd.edu


SELECTED WORKS

Unbuilt Porosity Central Multi -Unit Housing

Fall 2017

Urban Ecologies

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Through the Geode Library

Spring 2017

The Looming Taper Civic Center

Spring 2018

Architectural Design

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Advanced Studio

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8-Bit School 24-29

Grief and Celebration Aedificium Memoriarum 30-37

HH style.com Analysis Interlude Integrated Building Systems Interlude 18-19

Fall 2013

Cardinal Patrick O’Boyle Foreign Studies Competition: Runner up and Honorable Mention

Spring 2014

Comprehensive design studio

Design Build BEB Build Box

Summer 2017

Boston Design Biennial

August 2017

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Other Works

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Meditation on escapist culture in Japan

Fall 2014 - 2015

VIOD student Journal entry

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Illustrations 43-45

Pre-Thesis 46-47

Fall - Spring 2013 Personal examinations

Fall 2018

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Porosity Central Multi-Unit Housing Fall 2017

The goal for this project is to provide dwelling that integrates seamlessly with the site yet gives it’s users a dynamic way of living. The building’s porous nature allows light and ventilation from either end of the units and presents the opportunity for a circulation that weaves through it’s crevices. Along the journey, access into large punctures in the building reveal themselves. Having these oases of inhabitance accessible through offshoots of a principle core blurs the line between what is public and private. The units chosen for the project accommodate families, couples and singles. Grocery stores, retail space, and parking are accessed by the tenants through a core that connects the whole structure. The building is canted to best orient the units for optimal sun exposure. 4


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Through the Geode Library

Spring 2017 Looking at the city through the lens of a figure ground plan, many things can be viewed clearer: shifts in depth of the facade, spacing of the buildings from one another, grain of the city, etc. What was important was to find how the building can be informed by the city it sits in. Taking the grid that was superimposed onto the site, I made a series of cuts (dashed lines) then folds (straight lines) for the relief. The main consensus was that their should be a gradual incline from either end of the building and circulation that loops in, around/within, then out. The latest model is the result of pushing and pulling to accommodate for area restrictions of the assignment and an adherence to the rules listed above

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damdie@risd.edu damdie@risd.edu

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115 Moore Providence, 02907 115 Moore st.st. Providence, RI RI 02907

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(202)-790-9986 (202)-790-9986


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The Looming Taper Civic Center Spring 2018

Providence offers an abundance of sites with dramatic grade changes within the span of a few blocks. The site given for this project had exactly that, along with two iconic landmarks on either end of its slope. This lent itself well to a scheme that both embeds itself into the site but then also cantilevers over one of the landmarks, establishing street presence and views to downtown Providence on one end and a stealthy approach into the building on the other. The form tappers from a double story to a single story using the gradual incline of seating for the theater within.

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EXTRUSION EXTRUSION

VIEWS VIEWS

FACE FACE

PITCH PITCH


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LOWER LEVEL SCALE: 1/16” = 1’

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FIRST LEVEL SCALE: 1/16” = 1’


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Integrated Building Systems Office Building Fall 2018

Fundamental to this course is the notion that architecture is more profound when the resolution of the detail reinforces and propels the larger idea. We worked in teams to undertake the design of a +/- 60,000 gross square feet, 4 to 5 story, and speculative office building, on the Quonset Point campus. The concept was to have the building seam heavy and floating. to do this, we design a terracotta panelling system held together by an aluminum frame. This is then attached to CMU backing. Students Involved: David Amdie Montana Gray William Morales Vuthy Lay

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MULLION

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CMU

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RIGID INSULATION

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WATERPROOFING

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FLOORING

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STEEL FRAME

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FLOORING

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CONCRETE SLAB

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METAL DECKING

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ACOUSTICAL TILE

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METAL DECKING

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HVAC PIPE

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TERRACOTTA PANEL

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DOUBLE PANE GLASS

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METAL CLIP

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STEEL STRUCTURE

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SOFT INSULATION

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SUSPENDED RAIL

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FLOORING

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CONCRETE SLAB

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METAL DECKING

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TERRACOTTA PANEL

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METAL CLIP

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WATERPROOFING

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EPOXIED CLIP

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STEEL STRUCTURE

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FIREPROOFING

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SOFT INSULATION

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TERRACOTTA PANEL

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METAL CLIP

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EPOXIED CLIP

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STEEL STRUCTURE

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FIREPROOFING

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R I S D A R C H

BEB Build Box Design Build Summer 2017

Faculty Supervisors: Johnathan Knowles Brett Schneider

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Students Involved: David Amdie Karin Hostettler Asal Farinaz Gian Villarruel

Version Version1 1 Version 1

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Drawings made by Professor Brett Schneider

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Final

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For the first week, we cleaned up the site by moving the modular furniture out of containers, taking down the structure (and saving some of it), and getting rid of the containers. We then started chalking out the dimensions of the Build Boxes. Soon after, started building the foundation. We had mini-charettes regarding the design of the two screen walls during the process. After discussion, we decided on Balau wood for the screens and an effecient system for install. The completed project resulted in a space where students can store large instillations and equipment.


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Boston Design Biennial Installation Sequence August 2017

This art instillation, after being commissioned to be built on the greenway, took us a week to install. It involved ceder posts planted into the ground and stabalized by PVC pipes augered into the ground. we stratigically laid out datum lines through mason line and stakes to coordinate where exactly the posts would go. Lastly, after the posts were in place, an aluminum screen was measured on site and stapled to the tops of each post. the result was a forest like experience in which the public could meander through. Principal Architects: Yasmin Vobis Aaron Forrest Students Involved: David Amdie Nil Shang Karin Hostettler

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Drawings made by Professors Aaron and Yasmin Forrest


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Fall 2013 Newark, New Jersey 8-Bit

Much of the research put into this project involved taking the complex and immersive nature of video games and deriving tectonic representations that will then become the school itself. A warehouse was chosen as a shell to house the school in order to emulate an underground video game culture (one that is driven solely on intrigue and inquiry). The curriculum was established based on the varying genres found in video games and the column grid in the warehouse as a structural piece to house what was referred to as support spaces. Separate from that is the more articulated genre spaces. Similar to genres found in gaming, they have definitive characteristics in which narratives borrow from. 24


Puzzle

MATH

ECONOMICS ALGEBRA GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMING PHYSICS CHEMISTRY

HISTORY ENGLISH

RPG

CALCULUS

BIOLOGY

GYMNASTICS PARAMETRIC DESIGN WEIGHT LIFTING MUSIC THEORY SCULPTING Health science

PSYCHOLOGY

EARTH SCIENCE

PHYSICAL ED.

AEROBICS

PHILOSOPHY

THEATER GRAPHIC DESIGN PAINTING

Shooter

ANATOMY

PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE ARTS

ACQUIRE

Sim.

IMPLEMENT

Puzzle

MATH

Economics ALGEBRA Programming Government Physics Chemistry

Simulation

HISTORY ENGLISH

CALCULUS

PSYCHOLOGY

Aerobics

PHYSICAL ED.

Gymnastics Parametric Design Weight Lifting Music theory SCULPTINGHealth science Anatomy EARTH SCIENCE PHILOSOPHY Theater Graphic Design BIOLOGY Painting

Shooter

PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE ARTS RPG

RPG MULTI PLAYER

SIMULATION SPORTS RACING ACTION ADVENTURE STRATEGY PLATFORM SINGLE PLAYER

FIGHTING

PUZZLE

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TTEMPT ATTEMPTS

WINS

Resolution

Climax

Conflict

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Model Making Process

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Circulation study

Form study

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Grief and Celebration Aedificium Memoriarum Spring 2014

This project dealt with duality. The idea of remembrance and celebration manifested into contrasting experiences. light filled boxes that display the works that look to the future while dark and contemplative spaces remembering the past. This not only informed the form of the building, but was how the program was deliberated.

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HHstyle.com Architectural Analysis Spring 2017

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What I wanted to convey with the final drawing is how the grid informs SANAA’s HHstyle.com building, the spacial qualities of the building can be broken up into modules. I started by dicing the building from the sameperspective, giving me the opportunity to isolate and emphasize any segment of the building I felt was important. The Stairs were the main priority (mainly because they govern a lot). What I also wanted to do is incorporate the layers of visual panels, creating opacity. The result was a series of outlined boxes, emphasizing important departure and entry from the stairs, textured layers of glass (cut when overlapped), and strips of the building overlapped to signify their spacial importance.



Fall 2014-15 Tokyo, Japan Meditation on escapist culture in Japan

This project looked into the alternative and inevitable methods of transcending our all too real built environment, whether it be through virtual reality, manga, or esoteric fixations. Through iterative drawings and collage, I tried to capture a gritty, dystopia where architecture and technology clash in it’s ability to provide solace for individuals stuck in a bureaucratic society lacking mechanisms to provoke change

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Frameless Pre-Thesis Fall 2018

What’s up with the line?

This thesis investigates spatial diagrams that focus on the inhabitant. Drawing in architecture has focused on explaining the formal qualities of a lived in experience, limiting the varies ways in which the object in focus can be altered to better suite the user. If we understanding diagramming as a form of distilled communication, expressing the subjective nature of an occupational experience would be in a narrative driven format. Through the graphic novel, we find that it isn’t the spaces that is being diagrammed, but instead the human involvement with the spaces. Speculating future use of architecture “diagramming” it’s inhabitant’s experience, the final outcome becomes a more involved and refined user driven form.

I never really liked that building ...what the hell is that?

About time

I think the object from the previous panel changed scale to finally accommodate interaction

Then never enter it ...you never were much of a conversationalist were you

I’m not sure, I guess we have no other option but to spectate

What are you supposed to be? I’m as close to fully inhabiting form as anyone will ever get Ah yes..It’s getting closer, almost there... Jeez, Phil..take it easy, it’s just a costume party

Perfect!

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There seems to be a disconnect between design intent and actual use

OK, this guy’s a nut case..but there’s something to be learned here

Finally…

I’m no longer a helpless occupant forced to bare your existence

Let’s see if I can fix that

This time around..

I HAVE CONTROL !! push this down, to adhere to square footage restrictions

Lets optimally bend this based on contextual conditions

Catalogue of spatial verbs

Lets start with a location and a simple concept...I like this one: “Bending”

Catalogue of contextual conditions

lift this, mechanical needs to go somewhere

punch these out. No point if they can’t see the gorgeous view

I’m just going to set this down right

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lift this, mechanical needs to go somewhere

punch these out. No point if they can’t see the gorgeous view

I want solar panels

I want a pitched roof

I want better front access

I want more indents

I want more daylight

I want solar panels

I want more indents

I want a pitched roof

More extraction I want

where’s the double height?

More flex space

More extraction

More Rotation

I want a pitched roof

More Extrusions

I want better front access

I want a pitched roof

More Rotation

More flex notches space

I want more daylight

I want better front access

where’s the double height?

Where are the

More extraction

More extraction

More Extrusions I want better front access

there’s FAR, strict zoning, height restrictions etc.

They seem to be enjoying

Can’t bend too far this iteration

I want solar panels

I want more indents

More extraction

Where are the notches

Where are the notches I want better front access

I’m just going to set this down right

where’s the double height?

I want more indents

More flex space

I want better front access

I want a pitched roof

More extraction

I want a pitched roof

More Extrusions

More Lodge

more daylight

I want solar panels

I want more indents

That ought to do it

..oh yeah and gravity Oh Man, It never ends!

A FEW YEARS LATER Look at that! We already have some takers.

Oh wow! we’re so close to the river

there’s FAR, strict zoning, height restrictions etc.

Can’t bend too far

..oh yeah and gravity Ok. so let’s try this again, this time in urban context. Maybe Urbanites would appreciate the idea of bending

walking around this corner’s a pain! It’d be ideal if this portion of the wall was pushed in

This place is top-notch!

Well..guess I’m done here Woah! What do you think you’re doing?

I’m tired of turning this corner, so I’m trying to fix that

There we go There we go

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Oh no no no

….I have no idea what any of that means

I have some time to kill..let me give it a go

pushing that wall in will compromise the idea of “bending” and the ideal form I’ve made to express it

All I know is that I hate walking around that corner.

Ugh..O.K. I’ll meet you half way and pinch the end

Hey little guy, you know you’re not supposed to be using the building like that

A FEW MOREYEARS LATER

A FEW DECADES LATER

Jesus! That’s a lot of money..Is this what they’re offering?

Things seem to running smoothly

I can probably step away from this one

Tear this sucker down! I want roof access You have roof access! I made sure to put that in

Yes..but from the outside?

Jesus! That’s a lot of money..Is this what they’re offering?

Yep, It’s crazy what big corp would pay for a measly plot of land

A FEW DECADES LATER

............Be right back Well we can’t afford not to take the offer

What is he up to now?

...well that was easier than I thought

Yoink!

Tear this sucker down!

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Yep, It’s crazy what big corp would pay for a measly plot of land

we’re still getting paid right, boss?

I want solar panels

I want more daylight

I want more indents

I want better front access

I want a pitched roof

What is happening? Nothing seems to work in frame..

Well we can’t afford not to take the offer

More extraction

I want to be closer to the water

Everything seems fine before then...

...well that was easier than I thought

I want solar panels

I want a pitched roof

I want better front access

I want more indents

I want more daylight

Wait a sec...I’m frameless..I exist outside of time and place!

I want solar panels

I want more indents

I want a pitched roof

More extraction I want

where’s the double height?

More flex space

More extraction

More Rotation

I want solar panels

we’re still getting paid right, boss?

I want more indents

More extraction

More flex space

More Extrusions

Where are the notches

Where are the notches I want better front access

where’s the double height?

I want more indents

I want better front access

I want a pitched roof

More extraction

I want a pitched roof

More Extrusions

More Lodge

more daylight

I want solar panels

I want more indents

That ought to do it

I want a pitched roof

I want better front access

I want a pitched roof

More Rotation

More flex notches space

I want better front access

where’s the double height?

Where are the

More extraction

I can use this time (or lack thereof..hehe) To exhaust every possible variation of the idea of bending in any given context!

I want more daylight

More extraction

More Extrusions I want better front access

They seem to be enjoying this iteration Oh Man, It never ends! O.K...lets get started

What is happening? Nothing seems to work in frame..

Everything seems fine before then... Can’t bend too far

there’s FAR, strict zoning, height restrictions etc.

..oh yeah and gravity Ok. so let’s try this again, this time in urban context. Maybe Urbanites would appreciate the idea of bending

Wait a sec...I’m frameless..I exist outside of time and place!

I can use this time (or lack thereof..hehe) To exhaust every possible variation of the idea of bending in any given context!

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(202) 790-9986 damdie@risd.edu davidamdie@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/davidamdie

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