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Ana Laura Davila

Junior Architect

RESUME & PORTFOLIO davila.ana@gmail.com 956.455.7999


CONTENTS

CONTENTS

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RESUME

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PROFESSIONAL WORK

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AUSTIN BOARDWALK

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LOW IMPACT DESIGN (LID)

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CENTRAL UTILITY PLANT

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UNION BUILDING

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BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT)

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FLIP-A-STRIP

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LAND DOCK

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PULSH

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MANOR ROAD MIXED-USE

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LAMAR ALLEY GALLERY

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LONDON FLOATING

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GALLERY

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ADAPTIVE PATTERNS

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CONTENTS

STUDIO WORK

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RESUME

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ANA DÁVILA

2012B E. 22nd St. Austin TX 78722

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davila.ana@gmail.com

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956.455.7999

EDUCATION University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Architecture, December 2009 (5-yr professional degree) GPA: 3.8

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE JACOBS Engineering Group Architectural Intern / Designer / Planner

RESUME

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Building design and construction documents Land use analysis and planning Site research and assessments 3D modeling and graphic renderings Transit analysis and planning Low Impact Design (LID) development Public involvement efforts Project branding

Furman + Keil Architects Architectural Intern • Construction drawings • Model building • Graphic design and branding

01.09 - 11.10

05.07 - 08.07

OTHER WORK University of Texas Office of Student Financial Services Financial Aid Counselor • Financial aid process and procedures • Loan, scholarship, grant, and work-study consulting

08.04 - 12.07


SKILLS Qualifications • Excellent social and networking skills with team and clients • Ability to work well collaboratively or independently • Adept at maintaining professionalism and efficiency in intense and fast paced environment • Willing to travel frequently outside the local area • Meticulously detail-oriented • Practices problem solver and eager to take initiative Languages • English: strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills • Spanish: fluent reading, writing, and speaking skills

Technology • AutoCad • SketchUp • Autodesk VIZ • Rhinoceros 4.0 • ArcMap GIS • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign • Some Revit, Vectorworks, Microstation, 3D Max • PC and Mac proficient Analogue • Model building • Laser cutter technology • 3D scanning technology

HONORS AND LEADERSHIP ROLES University of Texas College Scholar Award May 2006, May 2007, May 2008

American Institute of Architecture Students AIA Liason Member

08.08 - 12.08 08.05 - 12.05

Organización Latinoamericana Historian

01.05 - 08.05

RESUME

University Honors Fall 2004, May 2006, May 2008

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PROFESSIONAL WORK

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EAST RIVERSIDE

SKYLINE SEGMENT

750 ft.

WOODED CORRIDOR

1,030 ft.

1,370 ft.

AUSTIN BOARDWALK LADY BIRD LAKE

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AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN

The City of Austin is considering a plan that would close the southeastern gap of the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. The Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake would extend the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail more than one mile from the east side of the Austin American-Statesman building to Lakeshore Park.

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Currently, pedestrians, runners and bikers are forced to use the Riverside Drive sidewalk over Interstate 35.

"SKYLINE VIEWS"

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professional work: lady bird lake boardwalk, austin, tx

AUSTIN, TX

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LAKESHORE POINT 710 ft.

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professional work: lady bird lake boardwalk, austin, tx

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professional work: lady bird lake boardwalk, austin, tx


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professional work: lady bird lake boardwalk, austin, tx


LOW IMPACT DESIGN (LID)

professional work: low impact design, argonne

SCHEMATIC CONCEPTS

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With environmental sustainability at the forefront of land development practices, JACOBS’ desire was to produce a series of possible LID concepts to showcase possible storm water retention, filtration, and mediation systems. It was my responsibility to translate the engineer’s explanatory words into a visual image that could easily convey the system function to a potential client. The following drawings are entirely my work.


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professional work: low impact design, argonne


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professional work: low impact design, argonne


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professional work: low impact design, argonne


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CENTRAL UTILITY PLANT UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN, OK The Central Plant at The University of Oklahoma is designed to be the primary utilities facility on the campus. The scope of work for this project included the architectural, mechanical, and engineering disciplines to assess the campus utility needs, design, and construction of the structure to support it. To take it a step further, our goal was to create an appealing architectural aesthetic to a building type that is typically discarded for such opportunity. .


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professional work: central utility plant, university of oklahoma


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professional work: central utility plant, university of oklahoma


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professional work: central utility plant, university of oklahoma


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UNION BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN, TX

The University of Texas commissioned Jacobs to prepare a Building Assessment for the Texas Union Building on its main campus. The assessment was intended to give the University a tool to evaluate the scope and costs of upgrades recommended to maintain the Union as a fully functioning facility to the campus. My work included drawing the architectural plans of four building levels using scans of hand drawn 1933 blue prints of the building. The images provided are entirely my own work. My familiarity and personal experience in the building made me a key player in the process, helping to expedite the assessment by easily matching site photographs with building plans. This eliminated the need for constant conferencing between the Austin and San Antonio offices and additional site visits.


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professional work: union building, university of texas at austin


BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT)

professional work: bus rapid transit (BRT), el paso, tx

CITY OF EL PASO

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The City of El Paso is seeking to develop a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in four high capacity corridors that were identified by the El Paso Transit Corridors Feasibility Study, prepared by Jacobs (Carter & Burgess, Inc.) in 2000. The four corridors include the general vicinities of Mesa Street, Dyer Street, Alameda Avenue, and Montana Avenue. I analyzed existing street conditions and develop multiple options for corridor enhancement and comprehensive system route alternatives. I helped prepare for and attended public and private committee meetings in El Paso. This included but was not limited to making pamphlets (English and Spanish), graphics, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as taking meeting notes and photographs. My work was printed and distributed on thousands of pamphlets that were distributed throughout the city of El Paso and mounted at the El Paso Main Downtown Library.


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professional work: bus rapid transit (BRT), el paso, tx


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professional work: bus rapid transit (BRT), el paso, tx


T R A N SIT CORRIDOR

ALTERNATIVAS DE DISEÑO PARA LOS CORREDORES

A N A L Y S I S

Através de la implementación de estos corredores que tienen como propósito mejorar el transporte publico, la ciudad planea adquirir ayuda financiera através de subsidios federales por medio de el departamento llamado Federal Transit Administration (FTA). SAFETEA-LU autorizó al departamento de FTA que designara una porción de la Sección 5309 Capital Investment Grant - el cual es un programa para financiar proyectos en donde los costos de implementación sean menores de $250 millones y solo se soliciten menos de $75 millones de ayuda en fondos federales. El proceso llamado Small Starts simplifica aun más la obtención de fondos federales para proyectos mas chicos y además extiende su elegibilidad para incluir mejoramientos para corredores rápidos de transporte publico definidos como “Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).”

¿Que es Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Autobús Rápido de Transporte Público)? El BRT ha sido definido por el departamento de FTA como “un medio de transporte publico con una calidad igual a la del tren ligero y con la flexibilidad de los autobuses.” El Reporte no. 90 de la publicación TCRP agrega a esta definición lo siguiente: “el BRT es una forma de transporte rápido, que usa neumáticos y que combina vehículos, servicios, y otros elementos de tecnología avanzada para crear un sistema integral de transporte con su imagen e identidad perfectamente definidos.” En resumen, el BRT es una integración de sistemas, instalaciones y equipo que mejoran la velocidad, veracidad, e imagen del sistema de transporte público. De muchas maneras el BRT mimifica las características de un tren ligero pero con neumáticos y sin rieles que da flexibilidad de operaciones reduciendo gastos de inversión.

Las siguientes opciones de diseño para el BRT están siendo consideradas para cada uno de los cuatro corredores (Mesa, Dyer, Montana, Alameda) urbanos de transporte público:

OPCIÓN NO. 1: Sin Modificación a las Condiciones Actuales de Transporte

Esta opción consiste simplemente en los elementos del transporte publico que existen en la actualidad en el corredor mas las mejorías ya establecidas dentro del programa de mejoramiento del transporte (Transportation Improvement Program – TIP), y otras mejorías identificadas y presupuestadas por la ciudad de El Paso. Esta opción establece el punto de comparación básico por la cual las otras opciones serán desarrolladas y comparadas.

OPCIÓN NO. 2: Administración del

Sistema de Transporte Básico – TSM (Transportation Systems Management) Esta opción se define como “lo mejor que se puede hacer” para mejorar el servicio actual de transporte en el corredor urbano sin utilizar una inversión mayor para implementar infraestructura nueva. Esta opción se debe de crear para poder establecer puntos de comparación entre las diferentes opciones que se proponen durante este estudio.

OPCIÓN NO. 3: Alternativa de Construción Esta opción considerara cuatro posibles escenarios dentro de la misma sección del corredor propuesto. Lo siguiente describe estas opciones: a. Opción 3A – El carril lateral en cada dirección es de uso exclusivo para el servicio de autobús rápido. b. Opción 3B – Carriles centrales en cada dirección son de uso exclusivo para el servicio de autobús rápido (Las puertas de abordaje del autobús se encuentran en el lado derecho). c. Opción 3C – Carriles centrales en cada dirección son de uso exclusivo para el servicio de autobús rápido (Las puertas de abordaje se encuentran en ambos lados del autobús). d. Opción 3D – Ambos carriles de uso exclusivo para el autobús rápido ubicados a un extremo del corredor. e. Opción 3E – Uso exclusivo para el autobús rápido de un carril en la dirección opuesta durante las horas de congestionamiento.

Opción 3A

Opción 3D

Esta opción propone el remover el camello central para poder acomodar dos carriles adicionales incluyendo el carril de vuelta a la izquierda para el uso del autobús rápido. El autobús rápido ocupara los carriles laterales/exteriores en ambos sentidos. Esta opción incluye mejores estaciones para los usuarios con sistemas de información electrónicos como hora de llegada en tiempo real, sistemas de seguridad, e iluminación y otros servicios para mejorar la experiencia del usuario. Debido a la configuración de esta opción, dos estaciones en cada lado de la calle serán requeridas para cada parada del sistema de autobús rápido.

Esta configuración también requiere la demolición del camellón central, agregando dos carriles para mantener la capacidad vial del corredor. Los carriles de operación del autobús rápido se ubicaran a un lado del corredor, creando así, la oportunidad de desarrollar un parque lineal promoviendo el uso peatonal. Esto incluirá el desarrollo de andadores peatonales más amplios y cómodos dentro de un contexto recreacional y de parque integrando también caminos para el uso de bicicletas.

Opción 3B Esta opción es similar a la opción 3A; esta opción también requiere la demolición de camellón central para acomodar dos carriles exclusivos para el uso del autobús rápido, manteniendo la misma cantidad total de carriles actuales en el corredor. Esta opción esta definida solamente para autobuses con puertas de acceso en el lado derecho del vehiculo. Debido a esta configuración, dos estaciones se requieren por cada parada.

Opción 3C Similar a las opciones anteriores, esta opción también requiere de añadir dos carriles para el uso exclusivo del autobús rápido en el centro del corredor. Sin embargo, a diferencia de las opciones anteriores, esta configuración requiere de una estación por parada, reduciendo la cantidad de construcción necesaria. El auto bus requerirá de acceso en ambos lados.

Opción 3E El propósito de esta opción es utilizar al máximo el uso de la infraestructura vial existente del corredor eliminando costosas modificaciones y reduciendo el tiempo de implementación/construcción. Esta opción propone la utilización de un carril de sentido contrario para el uso exclusivo del autobús rápido durante las horas de congestionamiento en la mañana. Durante la tarde, se utilizara la configuración opuesta utilizando también un carril en el sentido opuesto al congestionamiento. Esta configuración facilitara la implementación de este sistema de autobús rápido minimizando el costo de la obra. Sin embargo, invirtiendo la dirección de uno de los carriles del sentido opuesto para el autobús rápido requerirá de una atención especial así como constante monitoreo.

professional work: bus rapid transit (BRT), el paso, tx

A L T E R N A T I V E S

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STUDIO WORK

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FLIP-A-STRIP

studio work: flip-a-strip

ADVANCED DESIGN FALL 2008

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The Flip-A-Strip project aimed at renovating and re-thinking the use of an existing strip mall. Located at a major intersection in the the heart of East Austin, the Pleasant Valley & 7th St. intersection was the site of an H-E-B, very active bus stop, small commercial shops, and abandoned AutoZone. The design concept used the existing culture of East Austin to guide the design and create an area that engaged the local people and their activities. The proposed renovation deconstructed the large H-E-B into an indoor/outdoor “market place� that also allowed for local food vendors to sell their goods.


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studio work : flip-a-strip


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studio work : flip-a-strip

MARKET GROUND PLAN


public transit hub shelter parking

local vendor shops

HEB “Marketplace�

work/live lofts

outdoor theatre

local vendor shops

community gardens community learning center

studio work : flip-a-strip

recreational water features

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studio work : flip-a-strip


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studio work : flip-a-strip


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studio work : flip-a-strip


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studio work : flip-a-strip


LAND DOCK DESIGN III FALL 2006

studio work : land-dock

The program called for the reconstruction of the Texas Rowing Center’s reception area off of Austin’s Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. Additionally, locker rooms, manager’s office, and viewing platform were to be added as part of the design scheme.

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Sited between Austin High School and the lake, the rowing center is a dense pedestrian node where runners, bikers, rowers, parents and meandering highschoolers all convene. As a design solution, the land dock would provide a shaded place to which people would gravitate for its sizable steps that double as a sitting area and natural meeting place for a morning or afternoon drink. This would ease the traffic of the various happening activities.


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studio work : land-dock


PULSH

studio work : pulsh

DESIGN V FALL 2007 Pulsh is a wall made of sliding chipboard plates slotted into a grid structure that allows them to be pulled and pushed to create an ever-changing surface form. These plates are oriented perpendicular to the adjacent sidewalk along a childcare center, exposing their edges. The height of the plates increases towards the top, creating an unnatural sense of perspective from a child’s view below. As a byproduct, the chipboard’s flexibility allows the sliders to bend so that a person can run their hand across the wall flapping the sliders as they walk alongside of it.

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PULL + PUSH = Miniature version of full scale wall at 1/16” = 1’


Radiance

studio work : pulsh

Texture Permeability All three images are of the built six-foot chipboard wall

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MANOR ROAD MIXED-USE

studio work : manor road mixed use

DESIGN IV SPRING 2007

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Manor Road is a corridor of very diverse activity, incorporating restaurants, day care centers, auto repair shops, and service industries that attribute to the rich and established history of the neighborhood. In attempts to keep the colloquial aesthetic of the neighborhood, a variety of materials used in surrounding establishments are incorporated in more innovative forms. The project consists of commercial use on the ground level and apartment units above. The goal was to make a pedestrian friendly node consisting of small plazas and commercial lots that encourage people interaction. The residential spaces above have a sense of privacy while providing private views to the plazas below.


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studio work : manor road mixed use


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studio work : manor road mixed use


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studio work : manor road mixed use


LAMAR ALLEY GALLERY DESIGN III SPRING 2006

studio work : lamar alley gallery

Site analysis included producing a series of quick sketches on the route to the alleyway site. The mix of natural and urban scapes surrounding the site make it conducive to pedestrian traffic. I wanted to share the users’ experience when approaching the gallery.

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A series of collages were a further investigation of the existing conditions of the site and my design intentions as a response: isolate away from the chaotic urban noise on the street front and allow the visibility of the natural greens and creek bank at the rear to provide a calming experience through the gallery. The fifteen-foot-wide site was a challenge in considering ADA regulations. For this reason, the ramp access was integrated into gallery circulation.


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studio work : lamar alley gallery


LONDON FLOATING GALLERY

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studio work : london floating gallery

ADVANCED DESIGN SUMMER 2008

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The gallery form speaks to the current urban characteristic of the city, showing its progressive attitude through a series of spaces that climb from one end of the barge to the other. The advancement depicted in the design of the gallery speaks to the progression continually occurring in London on a cultural, technological, and architectural level. The journey through the gallery is defined by a series of ramps that subtly direct circulation to framed views of the banks, making stops at the café, followed by the permanent gallery, and climaxing at the temporary gallery, the space that is constantly changing and evolving. Patrons are then led to the observation deck, where they can casually lounge, grab a beverage at the café or relax beneath the galleries in the outdoor pavilion.

2 The Royal Festival Hall is a worldfamous concert hall and arts venue. Its foyers are open all day, every day, which makes its cafes and bars a popular meeting place. The hall’s design is unashamedly Modernist, the Festival’s commissioning architect (Hugh Casson) having taken the decision to appoint only young architects. Martin designed the structure as an ‘egg in a box’, a term he used to describe the separation of the curved auditorium space from the surrounding building and the noise and vibration of the adjacent railway viaduct.

The Neoclassical palace that stands today between the bustle of The Strand and the sweep of the river occupies the same site as the original Somerset House, Home to the world-renowned permanent collections and special exhibitions of The Courtauld Gallery, and from April 2008, the new Embankment Galleries, Somerset House is now a major cultural hub - an 18th century palace Àt for a 21st century city.

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Since opening in March 2000 The London Eye has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year. A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, passengers in the London Eye’s capsules can see up to 40 kilometres in all directions. The London Eye is the vision of David Marks and Julia BarÀeld, a husband and wife architect team. The wheel design was used as a metaphor of the turning of the century.

The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion an architectural design. It was founded in 1989 and claims to have been the Àrst museum of modern design. The museum is housed in a former 1940s Banana warehouse, which was altered beyond recognition in the conversion to resemble a building in the International Modernist style of the 1930s.

3 the National Theatre must be its own advertisement - must impose itself on public notice, not by posters or column advertisements in the newspapers, but by the very fact of its ample, digniÀed, and liberal existence. It must bulk large in the social and intellectual life of London...It must not even have the air of appealing to a specially literary and cultured class. It must be visibly and unmistakably a popular institution, making a large appeal to the whole community


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9 City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. Designed by Norman Foster, it opened in July 2002. The building has an unusual bulbous shape, intended to reduce its surface area and thus improve energy efÀciency.

8 City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. Advancing themes explored earlier in the Reichstag, it expresses the transparency and accessibility of the democratic process and demonstrates the potential for a sustainable, virtually non-polluting public building.

7 OfÀcially opened in 1997, is a reconstruction of The Globe Theatre. It opened in 1997[6] under the name “Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre” and now stages plays every summer (May to October). Tours are available all year round. The reconstruction was carefully researched so that the new building would be as faithful a replica as possible.

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The climate of London is temperate, with modest daily high temperatures during summer (apart from the odd heat wave) and winter lows that seldom fall below freezing. Rainfall is fairly regular, but most often in the form of drizzle, occurring throughout the year. Snow occurs sometimes in winter but rarely settles more than a few millimetres deep. Central London, because of the size of the city, has a microclimate that is markedly warmer than the surrounding English countryside and offers such a degree of temperature protection, that the plant life capable of Áourishing in the centre is markedly more Mediterranean than most of the rest of England, with the exception of south west Cornwall and Devon. Average annual precipitation is 583.6 mm (22.98 in), with February on average the driest month. Snow is relatively uncommon, particularly because heat from the urban area can make London up to 5 °C (9 °F) hotter than the surrounding areas in winter. Light snowfall, however, is generally seen a few times every year.

studio work : london floating gallery

ern is the national gallery tional modern art. n the year 2000 from a ower station in the heart

10 Today the Tower of London is one of the world’s major tourist attractions and a World Heritage Site, attracting over two million visitors a year from all over the world. Two World Wars saw the Tower back in use as a prison and a place of execution.

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studio work : london floating gallery


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studio work : london floating gallery


studio work : adaptive patterns

austin, tx & mill creek, mo

ADAPTIVE PATTERNS

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ADVANCED DESIGN FALL 2009

The studio was a constant exploration and disection of natural and man-made patterns. How does a set of elements adapt to individual environments and create a unique product? In this case, the two sites were selected, both along bodies of water. The first site was an urban dam in the heart of Austin, TX and the second in the rural foothills along the Yellowstone River in Mill Creek, Montana. By exploring vegetation and water patterns, a systematic pattern was extracted and manipulated to have it translate into a built form - a screen of varying density. Despite commonality of the screen in both sites, it is expressed differently in each, serving its own purpose at each site.


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studio work : adaptive patterns

austin, tx & mill creek, mo


studio work : adaptive patterns

austin, tx & mill creek, mo Urban Site, Austin, TX

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studio work : london floating gallery

Urban Site, Austin, TX

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studio work : adaptive patterns

austin, tx & mill creek, mo Rural Site, Mill Creek, MO

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studio work : london floating gallery

Rural Site, Mill Creek, MO

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studio work : adaptive patterns

austin, tx & mill creek, mo Urban Site, Austin, TX

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studio work : london floating gallery

Urban Site, Austin, TX

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studio work : adaptive patterns

austin, tx & mill creek, mo Rural Site, Mill Creek, MO

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studio work : london floating gallery

Rural Site, Mill Creek, MO

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Ana Laura Dรกvila 2012 E. 22nd St., Unit B, Austin, TX 78722 davila.ana@gmail.com

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956.455.7999

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issuu.com/AnaLauraDavila`


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