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ANDREW KING

SELECTED WORKS

2017-2019


Andrew Backus King

CONTACT

andrewbackusking@gmail.com (440) 591-9853 2250 Indianola Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43202

EDUCATION

SEPT 2016- MAY 2020 COLUMBUS, OH

The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science in Architecture | Knowlton School of Architecture Minor: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Cumulative GPA: 3.84

WORK HISTORY AUG 2018- CURRENT COLUMBUS, OH

Knowlton School of Architecture: Materials And Fabrication Laboratory Assistant

Monitor laboratory activity; instruct students in how to best utilize the laser engraver machinery; troubleshoot if problems arise with the machinery and/or with compatible software MAY 2017- SEPT 2018 CHAGRIN FALLS, OH

MAY 2015-JAN 2016 CLEVELAND, OH

The Wembley Club: American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard

Ensured compliance with pool policies and procedures; certified in conducting First Aid and CPR

Cleveland Museum of Art: Art Preservation and Restoration Intern Researched methods of art preservation including x-radiography and photographic documentation; acted as chief recorder of an installation that became a feature exhibit at the museum; participated in the museum’s youth outreach program

AWARDS MAY 2016

Salutatorian, Gilmour Academy

SPRING 2018

Studio Award

SPRING 2018

Section Head Award

Class of 2016

Projects and work selected as best in studio section Design for the 2018 KSA Fashion Show

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Ohio Democratic Party: Campaign For Ohio | 2018

Active volunteer in voter registration drives and general organizing during the 2018 Ohio midterm election season

Population Connection Action Fund: Capitol Hill Days | 2017-2019

Participant in a federal lobbying program concerning international family planning and reproductive health care

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio: Generation Action | 2017-CURRENT Member of campus organization within Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

SKILLS Rhinoceros 3D.................................Adobe Illustrator Sketching............................................Adobe InDesign AutoCAD.........................................Adobe Photoshop Maya.......................................................Microsoft Office V-Ray.............................................................Photography

ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT One: Twelve Student Journal

Undergraduate Editor of architecture journal

Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning Scholars Selected to Ohio State Honors & Scholars program

Undergraduate Architecture Council Elected studio representative


CONTENTS in studio...

1. Energy Research Facility 2. Dance and Performing Arts Center 3. Live/Work Residence

out of studio... 1. Fashion Show 2018 2. Concrete studies


1.

Energy Research Facility

The design proposal for a new energy building on campus is a loose quotation of John Hedjuk’s exploration of the diamond canvas. From such a configuration arises a three-part system of elements: grid (plane), silo (point), and bridge (line). A juxtaposition exists from the factory silo, static and concrete, to the bridge, intestinally shaped, and kinetic. These different elements house and fulfill different programmatic requirements. More specifically, through a series of geometric operations, the silos allow for cafe counters, passageways, auditorium seating, vertical circulation, and structured office spaces. Meanwhile, the bridges, acting as connective tissue, hold mostly unstructured workspaces and display spaces.


INTERIOR AXONOMETRIC


COMPOSITIONAL STUDY

PROCESS DIAGRAM

Ilya Bolotowsky Spirling Down

PROCESS DIAGRAM


THIRD FLOOR


SECOND FLOOR


FIRST FLOOR


12” BY 12” INTERIOR VIEWS


WOOD CUT & PAINTED


MODEL PHOTO: SCALE: 1’-1/16”


MODEL PHOTO: SCALE: 1’-1/16”


2.

Dance & Performing Art Center The project is centered upon specific spaces for avant-garde dance. The program entails three performance spaces and an auditorium. My design works to produce a wrapper of architectural precedents, each based upon a nine square grid, that envelope the program. From the exterior, elements of such precedents are made known: the front facade of Palladio’s Malcontenta, the stair of Graves’ Hanselmann and the Brise Soleil of Oubrerie’s Miller House. The exteriors infiltrate the interior, with the Miller House’s plan of performative living spaces enacted in the second level plan, for instance. Thus, the wrapper argues the influence and utter iteration of precedent in design.


AXONOMETRIC


THIRD FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR


FIRST FLOOR


SECTION


3.

Live/Work Residence

The live-work space is a religious residence for two nuns. There exists two dwellings, an urban front and a forested hermitage at the east alley. The more modest nun dwells in the forested hermitage. The project delves into the visual act of dematerialization. As the urban front extends and breaks into the hermitage, a true regression of solidity/square footage is represented. Material selection reinforces this regression as the vacuous brick from the west transforms into concrete masonry at the back (with the chapel entirely made up of concrete). From the east alley, one can identify that the structure is broken, but fulfills the mold of the front facade. The urban front and the rural hermitage unite at the base level, strung together through a paradise garden (acting as a prayer garden).


MODEL PHOTO: SCALE: 1’-1/16”


THIRD FLOOR

SECOND FLOOR

FIRST FLOOR

CLOISTER LEVEL


ROOF PLAN

SECTION

HERMITAGE FACADE

STREET FACADE


SOUTH ELEVATION


NORTH ELEVATION


MODEL PHOTO: SCALE: 1’-1/16”


MODEL PHOTO: SCALE: 1’-1/16”


OUT OF STUDIO

1.

Fashion Show 2018 (de)Construct

I, along with partners Sofia Kuspan and Kristen Perng, participated in the 2018 Servitecture Fashion Show as designers. Our design played with the idea of showcasing a female warrior within the third wave feminist movement. We decided to portray Joan of Arc with a dress that is dominated by pop tabs to emulate chainmail armor. In synthesis with the constructive element of pop tabs (1,520 in total), our dress includes deconstructive materials such as shredded thread and used clothing. This pairing works to diagram the unity within the dress. The dress ultimately scored in the Top Ten designs within the show, and received the Todd Gannon Section Head Award.


PHOTO


PHOTO


PHOTO


OUT OF STUDIO

2. Concrete Studies

I, along with classmates Nicholas Cap and Sofia Kuspan, worked on a concrete study project in the spring of 2019. The project consists of a study of geometirc forms in the style of Frank Llyod Wright, specifically his designs within Southern California. The surface concrete blocks were castedwith 3D printed molds in wooden formwork. The volumetric concrete blocks were created by the placement of Jenga blocks within a formwork box. The result finalized with the creation of ruin-like objects. This was then juxtaposed with the style of photography used. The result italicizes the objects’ inherent shadowwork with red and blue hues.


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