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ANASTASIA LEOPOLD B.S. in Architecture, 2021 Northeastern University


CURRICULUM VITAE

831.566.5797 leopold.an@husky.neu.edu 700 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA, 02120 3435 Gross Rd, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062

EDUCATION Northeastern University | Boston, MA | Class of 2021 Candidate for B.S. in Architecture, minor in Ethics GPA: 3.85, Dean’s List, Honors College, CAMD Grant Recipient

PUBLICATIONS Unstructured Boston, MA | To be published June 2018 Commissioned by Architecture Boston to review a lecture by Mark Joseph and Amy Khare on mixed income housing. College of Art, Media, and Design Student Highlight Video Boston, MA | Fall 2017 One of five students to represent CAMD in a marketing highlight video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-wTRkjQwLQ&t=5s

Dialogue of Civilizations: Italian Architecture an Urbanism | Italy | Summer 2017 Studies of embodied time in a Roman context.

Architecture Boston Boston, MA | Fall 2017 Interview featured in Volume 20 in The Kids Are All Right arcticle. https://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/kids-are-all-right

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Architectural Intern at MADI Architecture + Planning Santa Cruz, CA | Summer 2017 Created as-built drawing sets for multiple existing schools, independently performed on-site surveys and physical measurements, attended and recorded master planning meetings, and contributed to master plans, elevations, plans, and keynotes. Mainly worked in AutoCAD and Photoshop.

ARCH 1110 Teaching Assistant Boston, MA | Spring 2017 - present Mentored first-year architecture students in the Fundamentals of Representation Studio. Developed and led tutorials on AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, and model-making. Advocated for students and discussed curriculum with professors. Was asked to return and perform additional tutorials for ARCH 1120, Fundamentals of Design.

Research Assistant for RHonda Web Tool Boston, MA | Spring 2017 - present Acted as lead illustrator for the online web tool, RHonda. Simplified residential resiliency strategies into easy-to-understand images for the user. Produced over 100 strategies and other website illustrations.

Creative Community Committee Intern at MAH Santa Cruz, CA | Summer 2015 - 16 Developed and led acitivites in bi-monthly meetings for leaders in Santa Cruz County who were committed to cultural bridging. Planned, organized, and assisted in all aspects of meetings, from program development and prep, to meeting notes and blog posts for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

AFFILIATIONS

HONORS

INTERESTS

AutoCAD Illustrator Photoshop, InDesign SketchUp Rhinoceros

Architecture Student Advisory Commitee AIAs member Freedom by Design member Northeastern Club Swim Team

Design Excellence Award (2017) Rotary Scholarship

Community outreach Podcasts Surfing Photography Travel

Microsoft Suite Laser cutting Model making On-site surveying


CONTENTS 01

South Boston Athletic Center | pg 1

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South End Library | pg 7

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Contingencies Dwelling | pg 11

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RHonda Residential Resiliency | pg 15

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Architectonic Wall | pg 16


SOUTH BOSTON ATHLETIC CENTER Second Year, Fall Semester

This project is a recreation center located on an irregular triangle site in South Boston. With downtown South Boston on one side and Fort Point on the other, the site serves as a transition space between two cultural centers of Boston. The recreation center is anchored by rigid program in the center and malleable program along the perimeter. This strategy allows the malleable program to react to nearby views and views of the skyline. The main members only program is lifted to allow for an open first floor to the public and a mezzanine as a transition.

Envelope reactions to specific views and traffic.

Process model: malleable program and initial concept model

Knolli plan of site.

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Process model: rigid program formation


Parti: rigid program in the center, transition and malleable pushed to the perimeter

NONMALLEABLE

CIRCULATION

MALLEABLE

Juxtaposing Geometries: rigid, transition, and malleable programs

TRANSITION

Lateral Section Scale: 1/8” = 1’ - 0”

Third Floor Plan

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bath storage

Ground Floor Plan

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North / South Section


Aerial view with site model.

East / West Section

Street view from adjacent commercial area.

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Site Plan

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Envelope opening for rigid program from Dorchester Avenue.

Envelope opening for rigid program.

Structure with facade in site.

Visual effects of metal screen facade.

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SOUTH END LIBRARY

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Project North

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PROJECT NORTH

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The program is divided into peopleoriented spaces like reading rooms and servicing spaces like book storage and utilities. Each of the three floors holds a “people space,” connected by a central stair, and its corresponding servicing space.

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Year Two, Spring Semester This site is squeezed into a party wall condition, leading this library in the South End of Boston to rely on an alternating sectional condition. Due to the movement away from print, the library is based on mixing people and ideas, not focusing on books.

Site Plan

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Parti Model: white is people-oriented space, black is servicing and book storage

Parti Model: Alternating and connected people space.

Final Section Model


North / South Section

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Final Model, facing the street

The fenestration in the envelope corresponds to the type of space within. Thick walls that can be occupied for the open space and vertical louvers for servicing and book storage. Combined with formal qualities, the people-oriented spaces stand out from the street while the book storage spaces are subtle. 9


Circulation + Floor Plates

Third Floor

office

office

restroom

Second Floor

First Floor

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CONTINGENCIES DWELLING Year One, Spring Semester The goal of this project was to quickly respond to client, site, and program needs to create one main house and one guest house. The buildings are sliding bar typologies. While the houses are similar, each dwelling has a distinct set of experiences and sequences created through manipulation of the bars. The bottom bar on each house has an east / west axis to focus views within the site, and the upper bar has a north / south axis to allow views to both the forest behind and the neighborhood below. The upper bar houses public program by utilizing a free plan strategy, while the lower bar becomes private by utilizing closed rooms.

original site

split mass & public/private oors

adjusted site

slide

mass

stretch

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hollow

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tilt

apply to topography


Massing model with site.

North / South Section

Tectonic expression of axes.

Site Plan

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bedroom

foyer

First Floor Plan

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North / South Section


Second Floor Plan

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East / West Section

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RHONDA RESIDENTIAL RESILIENCY Reseach Assistant, Spring 2017-18 Assisted Michelle Laboy and David Fannon These are graphics from my work as a research assistant on the RHonda Web Tool. It is a website that allows users to learn about speciďŹ c strategies they can implement in their homes and neighborhoods to make them more resilient to climate change. I developed 100+ of these illustrations.

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Redundant Transportation Options

Thermal Zoning

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Shaded Parking

Prevent Flame + Ember Re-Entry

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Increased Thermal Mass

Thermal Energy Storage

Pressure-Neutral Rainscreens

Roof Deck Attachment

Stack Ventilation

Daylighting


ARCHITECTONIC WALL

7'-95 8"

7'-95 8"

2 x 8 WOOD PANELING

2 x 8 WOOD PANELING STEEL WINDOW CONNECTION

7'-95 8"

7'-95 8"

2"

STEEL WINDOW CONNECTION

4 x 6 HEAVY TIMBER FRAMING

7'-95 8" 53 4"

1" 52 1"

1" 32

6 x 8 HEAVY TIMBER FRAMING

1" 14'-42

1/2” GLASS CONNECTION

1/2” CUSTOM GLAZING

ALUMIUM CAP

ARCHED GLULAM BEAM 1/2” CUSTOM GLAZING

1" 17'-62

1" 14'-42

ARCHED GLULAM BEAM

1/2” GLASS CONNECTION

1" 52

4 X 6 HEAVY TIMBER FRAMING 6 X 8 HEAVY TIMBER FRAMING

7'-95 8"

18'

Architectonic Systems, Fall 2017 Co-designed and built by Alex Bondi This was a structural design challenge for my Architectonic Systems course. We decided to celebrate the dynamic and flexible nature of wood and glass by creating a wall that gave the viewer a sense of motion and dynamism. The wall is comprised of arched glulam beams and supplemented by a heavy timber frame on the interior. The curved glass is an inverse of the arch of the glulam beam, and stretched far enough to allow a person to walk inside.

2 X 8 WOOD PANELING CAULKING 3'-5"

ARCHED GLULAM BEAM

1/2” CUSTOM GLAZING STEEL WINDOW CONNECTION

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