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amy elizabeth esposito


education

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA. Study Abroad Short Course: Buenos Aires, Argentina Spring 2011 Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Business, May 2012 | GPA: 3.36 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units: 3.5 AIA/CES (HSW/SD)LUs, 3.5 AICP CM, 3.5 LA (HSW) CES, 1.5 PDH Equivalent

volunteer

Design on the Delaware Conference, Philadelphia, PA. November 7th - 9th 2011 - Volunteered at the registration desk to sign in attendees and show them the correct direction to scheduled programs

projects

liftED Center for Design August2011-December2011 - Thoroughly analyzed the site in Nicetown, Philadelphia, PA to determine what exactly the area needed - Designed an educational facility that focused on the reintegration of art related programs, such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design, culinary, and fashion, into the Simon Gratz High School curriculum to promote a college path education rather than a vocational path education - Incorporated sustainable MEP systems, detailed steel and glazing connections, calculated R-Values, and sized all ducts for HVAC system

amy elizabeth esposito 153 N. Old New York Rd, Galloway NJ 08205 a.elizabeth.esposito@gmail.com |6097035841

proficiency

VIVID: The 111th John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture - 2012 January11th-21st2012 - Required to design a cinema with three theaters, an urban park on the Reading Viaduct, and the adaptive reuse of the Spring Garden Train Station - Color was used draw people from across the city to the area and revitalize the community that has fallen victim to abandoned factories and warehouses. - Chosen as 1 of 8 students out of a total 49 from Philadelphia University to compete in the statewide competition against University of Penn, Penn State, Carnegie Melon, Temple University, and Drexel University Proficient: Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Autodesk: AutoCad, 3ds Studio Max Rendering Google Sketch-Up Microsoft: Word, Excel, Power Point Hand drafting and rendering, model making, experience with laser cutter Less Proficient Autodesk Revit Architecture Rhinoceros RhinoScript Grasshopper

experience

Frankford Hall, Philadelphia, PA May 2012 - present - Work as a bar tender, cashier, and hostess in a fast paced environment focusing greatly on customer service - Required to know menu, both beer and food, thoroughly so to direct customers to his/her liking. - Raise after 6 months of working. Highly valued employee for reliance, dedication, and attitude in the work environment.

AIA Bookstore + Design Center, 1218 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA.

September 2011 - present - Work closely with customers to sell merchandise such as architectural books, industrial design products, and AIA Contracts as well as take telephone orders and organize inventory shipments - Increasing knowledge of the AIA Philadelphia Chapter and a greater understanding of inventory analysis - Interact with various architects from across the city as well as help assist programs for the Design Center when needed Kat Man Du, Riverview Plaza Trenton, NJ April 2010 - August 2011 - Worked as a waitress and part time bar tender in a fast paced environment for two consecutive summers - Improved customer service and social skills through taking orders from customers and discussing issues and plans with managers - Was asked to work as a banquet server for many parties such as sweet sixteens, Bat & Bar Mitzvahs MPM Studio LLC, Atlantic City, NJ June 2007 - August 2007 - Experienced the design process by participating in meetings, organizing & delivering drawing sets, and using AutoCad to draw exercise equipment for a current project - Built organizational skills by assisting with administrative tasks in the office including filing paper work and answering phone calls - Communicated with other architectural firms concerning current projects


Replication Rendering

Live/Work 3ds Max Studio Rendering

Archaeological Institute

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Short Course Abroad Spring 2011

Urban Parametric Study - Nueva Pompeya, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bound Suspension

LiftED Center for Design

The 111th John Stewardson Fellowship Memorial in Architecture - 2012

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The 111th John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture - 2012

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This project was completed for The 111th John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture - 2012. The competition is two weeks duration where students are to work on his/her own with no assitence from professors. This project was selected as one of eight out of fifty students to compete statewide in Pennsylvania.

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VIVID

VIVID is situated on the north and south corners of spring garden and 9th street in Philadelphia, pa. By day the cinema exists in conjunction with the colors of the landscape on the reading viaduct, and by night the cinema is illuminated in vibrant shades of purples, blues, greens, and bright whites. The intent of the color is to draw people from across the city to the area and revitalize the community that has fallen victim to the abandoned factories and warehouses. Along with the cinema, the urban park located on the pre-existing reading railroad viaduct brings green back into view. Since the area is burdened with dull colors the plants enhance the dimension of hues and become a focus for all. The section of the Viaduct stretches between the cinema on the South side and a cafe on the north corner. Organic shapes were used to create pathways and planting areas to engage a sense of peaceful wandering for the user. The shapes of these paths are transformed into a structural pattern on the main section of the building. Through the introduction of bright colors in both illuminated pictures and natural elements, the area surrounding spring garden and the reading viaduct can once again be enlivened into a VIVID perspective.


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The 5th year Design IX studio is a comprehensive course where students worked in groups for the entire duration of the semester. The objective was for each individual group to thoroughly analyze the given site and the surroundings to determine what the area needed. The guidelines were to design a 50,00sqft building including all calculations for MEP and the construction of structural details.

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Nicetown, Philadelphia is a neighborhood hit hardest by the postindustrial era, and has seen better days both economically, and physically. The neighborhood currently is comprised of mostly vacant lots and run down homes. It is also accompanied by a diminishing educational foundation. LiftED is a project that will elevate interest in college track education. Working in conjunction with Simon Gratz High School, LiftED will drive kids in Nicetown to pursue a college career. Through exposure to courses in design and culinary arts, students are given the opportunity to discover new career paths. Students are also encouraged to intermingle in an open studio environment bringing a new perspective to learning. LiftED reaches out to the community with an addition of a community run garden. The elevated structure invites the neighbors to engage in the site. Through education enrichment and community pride, LiftED aims to recreate Nicetown as a premier neighborhood of Philadelphia.

ED Lift Center for Design


ASSOCIATE DEGREE


2011 ACSA - AISC Student Steel Competition

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Bound Suspension

This project was completed for the 2011 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition as a submission for the “Open Category.”

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Commonly, prisons have been designed with a panoptic plan composed of a series of dark spaces with minimal natural light and views to the outside world. This design has proved to be effective and efficient in patrolling inmates and it remains in use today. The panopticon is inscribed into modern day multi-level facilities with much larger footprints. As the inmate population increases, the demand for refined correctional facilities grows. Rather than continuing with the existing paradigm in prison design, the prison at 30th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, PA, standing 442’ high and housing 500 inmates in 25, 20 person pods, utilizes transparency and technology to break from the traditional prison design. The entire structure is glazed providing maximum natural light penetration and views out to the city. The “view” is hoped to provide motivation by connecting them more completely back to the functioning world beyond life inside the prison. The pods are stacked in sets of three, four, and seven and are elevated from the ground for increased security and privacy from the public eye. The overlapping and void spaces between the pod blocks become accessible outdoor spaces including roof gardens and a basketball court. The steel members on the exterior wrap and bind the pods to the towers by transferring the cantilevering loads to the diagrid structural system. Just as the prisoner is secluded and bound to confinement by his crime, the pods are bound back to the supporting structure independent of the ground. “THIS IS BOUND SUSPENSION”


BOUND SUSPENSION OVERLAPPING PLANES

WRAPPING AS STRUCTURE

CONNECTION BETWEEN TOWERS N

SUSPENSION/TENSION

ELEVATED FROM VIEW/ INCREASED SECURITY

CENTRAL CORE

Commonly, prisons have been designed with a panoptic plan composed of a series of dark spaces with minimal natural light and views to the outside world. This design has proved to be effective and efficient in patrolling inmates and it remains in use today. The panopticon is inscribed into modern day multi-level facilities with much larger footprints. As the inmate population increases, the demand for refined correctional facilities grows. Rather than continuing with the existing paradigm in prison design, the prison at 30th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, PA, standing 442’ high and housing 500 inmates in 25, 20 person pods, utilizes transparency and technology to break from the traditional prison design. The entire structure is glazed providing maximum natural light penetration and views out to the city. The “view” is hoped to provide motivation by connecting them more completely back to the functioning world beyond life inside the prison. The pods are stacked in sets of three, four, and seven and are elevated from the ground for increased security and privacy from the public eye. The overlapping and void spaces between the pod blocks become accessible outdoor spaces including roof gardens and a basketball court. The steel members on the exterior wrap and bind the pods to the towers by transferring the cantilevering loads to the diagrid structural system. Just as the prisoner is secluded and bound to confinement by his crime, the pods are bound back to the supporting structure independent of the ground.

“THIS IS BOUND SUSPENSION”


SECTION A

SELECTED PLANS

NSION

NINETEENTH LEVEL

FIFTEENTH LEVEL

MINIMAL FOOTPRINT

ELEVENTH LEVEL

MAIN & SECONDARY ENTRANCES

SEVENTH LEVEL

VIEW TO CENTER CITY & PENN PARK

LEGEND

1’6’ 2’ 10’

MAIN LEVEL (UPPER LEVEL 30TH & WALNUT)

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SECTION A

GROUND LEVEL

1. PARKING LOT/EGRESS HOLDING AREA FOR PRISONERS 2. VEHICULAR SALLY PORT 3. HOLDING CELL 4. SALLY PORT 5. PUBLIC EGRESS 6. PRISONER EGRESS 7. GATED ACCESS TO PENN PARK 8. LOADING DOCK 9. DELIVERY RECEIVING 10. MECHANICAL 11. MAIN LOBBY 12. CAFE 13. OUTDOOR CAFE SEATING 14. VISITOR’S ENTRANCE 15. HUMAN RESOURCES 16. PRIVATE VISITATION ROOMS 17. MAIL ROOM 18. POD MANAGER OFFICE 19. POD MANAGER APARTMENT 20. PERSONAL & GROUP COUNSELING 21. POD DINING AREA 22. LOUNGE 23. CELL 24. WARDEN’S OFFICE 25. PRISONER CLASSROOM 26. OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURT 27. STAIRS TO ROOF ACCESS

1’6’ 2’ 10’

PRISONER CELL

PRISONER COMMON AREA


DETAIL WITHOUT CLADDING

WALL SECTION

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RENDERED DETAIL BETWEEN GIRDER AND EXTERIOR STEEL MEMBER. THE EXTERIOR MEMBER IS A 4’ X 3’ STEEL FLANGE TUBE THAT IS WELDED AND BOLTED TO A CUSTOM DESIGNED PIECE. THIS PIECE IS BOLTED BACK TO THE GIRDER.

DETAILS AND CONNECTIONS

1” 1’0” 6”

2’0”


MAIN ENTRANCE

OFFICE SPACE

Just as the prisoner is secluded and bound to confinement by his crime, the pods are bound back to the supporting structure independent of the ground.

ROOF BASKETBALL COURT

WORSHIP SPACE

DDING


Nueva Pompeya is largely disconnected from the city of Buenos Aires. As an initial reaction, we wanted to reconnect the neighborhood to the popular parts of the north. Through ideas of parametric urbanism and design, a unique business district was created to bring people to the southern part of the city. By creating networks of both vehicular and pedestrian paths on different levels, the design allows one to experience Buenos Aires as a new light. The way in which the forms were created was through the use of multiple programs. To begin, the plan of Nueva Pompeya was drawn in AutoCad with the footprints of the building included. This drawing was then taken into Rhino where we used Grasshopper to extrude the shape of the footprint vertically. In the Grasshopper definition, we set parameters to adjust the height and amount of torque the building would incur. The buildings closer to the river and bridge were designed to be the higher and more twisted forms whereas on the outskirts of the site the buildings were much lower with little to no twisting at all. After the forms were created, the model was imported into 3ds Studio Max where multiple modifiers were set to form the skin. We broke the skin layer down to its vector components and target welded points together to create the varying scale of openings. The last modifier was a shell and mesh smooth to make the skin have a more fluid look. Lastly the entire model was rendered using 3ds Studio Max with additions made in Photoshop.

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Nueva Pompeya - Urban Study


For Spring Break of 2011, there was the opportunity to travel to South America and examine the city of Buenos Aires as an architectural theory course. The duration of the trip was ten days and each day there was a separate agenda organized by different districts in the city. Much of the time was spent walking through the strveets to become immersed in the culture and experience the people and places first hand. Areas that were visited included Recoleta, Palermo Soho, La Plata, La Boca, San Telmo, Plaza de la Republica, and Puerto Madero which included seeing Santiago Calatrava’s “Women’s Bridge.” A day trip to La Plata was spent visiting and touring Le Corbusier’s “Curutchet House” as well as La PlataCathedral. Later in the week was a free day for the students to explore either Colonia, Uruguay or Le Tigre. Colonia, Uruguay was only an hour ferry ride across the Rio de La Plata so a few ventured to the very well preserved town. The images following show clips of various locations in both the city of Buenos Aires and the historical site of Colonia, Uruguay.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina


The Archaeological Institute is located on Kelly Drive at the site of the prior existing Fairmount Water Works. In the design of the Institute, the surrounding infrastructure was used to guide access, direction, and location of the building. In addition, the footprint of the Fairmount Water works was used to establish the form of the building. In areas where the Waterworks used to stand, the new Archaeological Institute cantilevers over these areas in order to both preserve the original footprint as well as provide valuable archaeological dig locations. The central axis of the building is composed entirely of glass and forms a large truss that supports the wings branching from the center. The two perspectives shown were done using mixed media. First, the views were measured and drawn in pencil and then traced over with vine charcoal. Next, each image was collaged with magazines to portray texture of material (such as dirt on the exterior). Both perspectives were then scanned separately into the computer as a set of four 11�x17� sheets, brought into Photoshop where they were stitched together, the opacity was taken down, and then were plotted again on drawing paper. Finally, each perspective was redrawn as a measured perspective view in pencil with some added shading.

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Archaeological Institute


This project is a further exploration and modification of the original live/work space completed using Google Sketch-Up and Autodesk 3DSMAX. Google Sketch-Up was used to model the design and add furniture, lighting, and detailed components. When the 3d model was brought into 3DSMAX, materials, artificial lights, and sunlight were added to provide a realistic effect.

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Live/Work 3ds Studio Max Rendering


The concept of this project was to choose a rendering style that interested us and replicate the rendering through the use of Google Sketch-Up and Autodesk 3DSMAX. The rendering that was chosen is Emerson College by Morphosis.

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Replication Rendering


Materials and building rendered in 3DSMAX. Details were added using tools in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Original rendering by Morphosis.

The perspective view was exported as a .dwg from Google Sketch-Up and brought into AutoCad. The drawing was then exported again as a PDF and brought into Adobe Photoshop CS5 where all rendering of the image was completed.


amy elizabeth esposito 153 N. Old New York Rd, Galloway NJ 08205 a.elizabeth.esposito@gmail.com |6097035841


Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio (updated 2013)