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A N A R C H I T E C T U R E S T U D E N T ‘ S

P O R T F O L I O


I am a fourth year architecture student at Auburn University. I am a problem

solver and an analytical thinker. I am a people person and a communicator. I am an artist and a draftsperson. I am Alex Peeples.


Table of Contents 4th year_Chicago Children’s Hospital 3rd year_Rome Studio_park by Torre de Conti 3rd year_Auburn University Lyceum 2nd year_Montgomery Natural History Museum 2nd year_Rural Studio_Expandable House 1st year_Fire Station 1st year_Bird Houses Hand Drawings and Renderings


P R O F E S S O R C H R I S T I A N D A G G . H O S P I T A L .

Chicago, Illinois Children’s Hospital The main objective of this semester was to provide Streeterville neighborhood with a children’s hospital. The form of the building was derived from early collages and regulating lines from the site both in plan and elevation. The concept of the towers was landed on in response to the height of the Women’s Hospital to the west and the Dental building to the east. As the project developed, the towers began to convey a relationship between the hurt and the healing. The notion that similar programmatic elements should be positioned next to each other and tight hallways should open up to large spaces dictated the experience of the building. Overall, this hospital proposal is intended to makes sense both functionally and pleasurably.


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P R O F E S S O R C H R I S T I A N D A G G . H O S P I T A L .


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P R O F E S S O R C H R I S T I A N D A G G . H O S P I T A L .


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P R O F E S S O R C H R I S T I A N D A G G . H O S P I T A L .


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R O M E S T U D I O . P R O F E S S O R P A U L Z O R R . P A R K B Y T O R R E D E C O N T I .

Rome, Itally Park by Torre De Conti

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The main objective of this semester was to work collaboratively in a team of four to understand the neighborhood of Rome that includes the Roman Forum, the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, and the Colesseum. Our goal was to design a park that would provide a more organized entrance to the ruins as well as a nice retreat at the corner of two highly trafficked streets. My contribution consisted of a staircase design that allowed for views of the ruins and access to a proposed bridge connecting the visitors’ center across the street to our site.


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P R O F E S S O R D O U G B U R L E S O N . L Y C E U M .

Auburn, Alabama Lyceum The main objective of this semester was to represent the academic colleges of Auburn and provide spaces for the various colleges to gather. My design intentions were to distinguish the fourteen different colleges that make up Auburn University through a series of masses and voids. I stayed committed to the form of my original study model and assigned programmatic spaces to where they naturally belonged which resulted in a five-story interior atrium and a large rooftop terrace. Out of respect to the master plan of Auburn University, I found it important to stay within the context of buildings on campus and the proposed civilian walkways.


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P R O F E S S O R B O B F A U S T . M U S E U M .

Montgomery, Alabama Natural History Museum The main objective of this semester was to bring life to the riverwalk along the Alabama River in Montgomery by means of a natural history museum. The building was to house educational spaces for field trip purposes as well as exhibit spaces and conference rooms. My design intentions were to provide a sculptural musuem that would be inviting from both the riverwalk and the river. Due to the content of the museum, my main focus was on the garden spaces and how the outdoors would make their way indoors.


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P R O F E S S O R B O B F A U S T . M U S E U M .


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R U R A L S T U D I O . P R O F E S S O R E L E N A B A R T H E L . E X P A N D A B L E H O U S E .

Newbern, AL Rose Lee Turner’s Expandable House The main objective of this semester was to work collaboratively to design an expandable home; meaning that our client, Rose Lee Turner, would be able to move into the main core of the house while the addition was under construction. Our semester began with a study of the local vernacular focusing on the use of porches in the area. We then interviewed Rose and began to incorporate her wants into our design through intensive charretting. Once a design was settled on, we got to work demolishing a barn in order to obtain recycled wood for the interior of the house. One of our big ideas was to have trusses that would make the room seem larger by both raising the roof and allowing in natural light.


What is your favorite thing about your existing house?_ She enjoys windows/ views of the outside. Where do you spend most of your time?_ She spends most of her time in the bedroom and living room watching tv. How much interaction do you have with your neighbors?_ Her friend comes by every morning while walking her dog. How often do you go into town/ what do you go for?_ She doesn’t really go into town very often, but her nephew

buys her groceries from a list she writes. What do you typically do during the day?_ She gets up early and sits outside, then around 8:00 she drinks coffee with her friend. She sews, quilts, and watches tv for the majority of the day and then goes back outside for a bit in the afternoon. In the evening she cooks dinner and then goes to bed around 9:00. Have you always lived in Footwash?_ She has lived in Footwash since 1969

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R U R A L S T U D I O . P R O F E S S O R E L E N A B A R T H E L . E X P A N D A B L E H O U S E .


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P R O F E S S O R R U S T Y S M I T H . F I R E S T A T I O N .

Blakely, Georgia Fire Station The main objective of this semester was to work collaboratively in a team of six to restore a sense of community to Blakely, Georgia’s courthouse square. Our intentions were to revitalize the square with a new theater, grocery store, library, bank, post office, and fire station. My particular contribution was in the redesign of their existing fire station. After interviewing several residents of Blakely we realized that they were very hesitant to large scale change in fear that they might lose the small-town atmosphere. This led to very practical design decisions such as pull through garages for the fire engines and easy access from the sleeper rooms to the garage. A large part of the interior design focussed on bringing as much light in as possible. The fire station was meant to provide a sense of safety to the community without being overly showy or iconic.


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P R O F E S S O R R U S T Y S M I T H . B I R D H O U S E S .

Birdhouses The main objective of this semester was to work through the process of applying the essence of a living being to a common object in order to create a dynamic and inhabitable space. The first task was to build a bird house. After this we were required to letter a report about a bird, in my case, a loon bird. We used the research to create a bird+house, meaning that if the bird was to become a bird house this is what it would look like. The final task was to construct a bird watching tower that would encourage the activity of viewing birds.


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P R O F E S S O R R U S T Y S M I T H . B I R D H O U S E S .


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P R O F E S S O R D I C K H U G E N S . I O N I C C O L U M N P E N C I L R E N D E R I N G .


P R O F E S S O R P A U L Z O R R . F L O O R P L A N E L E V A T I O N P E N C I L R E N D E R I N G .


P R O F E S S O R P A U L Z O R R . E L E V A T I O N . W A T E R C O L O R R E N D E R I N G .


P R O F E S S O R L I N S A Y B U T L E R . S P E N C E R H O U S E W A T E R C O L O R R E N D E R I N G .


P R O F E S S O R B O B F A U S T . I N T E R I O R P E N C I L R E N D E R I N G S .


P R O F E S S O R D O U G B U R L E S O N . F A C A D E P R I S M A C O L O R R E N D E R I N G .


AP

Education Auburn University School of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture Degree expected in May 2012

Christian Heritage School 3rd in class with a 4.0

Fall 2007- May 2012 August 2002- May 2007

Alexandra Michelle Peeples

Alex Peeples 365 Embry Lane Auburn, AL 36830 amp0003@auburn.edu 706.264.9763

Exhibits “Rose Lee’s House” Exhibit at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Tuscaloosa 2009

Experience Nanny and House Cleaner: Dalton, Georgia

Auburn University’s Rural Studio: Newbern, Alabama MTW (Missions to the World) Intern: Dublin, Ireland Study Abroad: Rome, Italy

Skills Adobe Suite

AutoCAD Revit (beginner) Sketchup Ecotect Office Suite

Summer 2008 Fall 2008 Summer 2009 Spring 2010

Research & Design Model Making Sketching & Drafting Group Work Basic Carpentry Watercolor

Activities Auburn AIAS

Kappa Kappa Gamma- Standards Committee Heart for the Homeless

References Marge Crawford

Employer (Nanny) 799 Ridghaven Way Dalton, GA 30720 mcrawford@chslions.com 706.264.9358

Elena Barthel 2nd Year Professor (Rural Studio) 8448 AL Hwy 61 Newbern, Al 36765 ezb0009@auburn.edu 334.887.8506


Revised Portfolio  

A sample of my work for the internship fair

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