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Andrew Burik Architecture Profile


Andrew Burik Email:

Cell: 614-753-1674

Education Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science in Architecture; GPA 3.2/4.0

Columbus State Community College


Architecture-Construction Management

European Architecture Studies


Associate of Science

Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools


May 2017

Knowlton School of Architecture

Work Experiance Grocery / Produce Clerk, Kroger

September 2011- September 2018

Assisted the Produce, Dairy, Dry Grocery, and Frozen Foods sections •Provided a more casual impromtu form of customer service •Learned to understand aspects of regulation for food safety •Intermediary between the departments and transportation

Design Associate, Shremshock Architects

May 2018- Present

Assist and manage project development on behalf of Client Managers for retail clients •Provide construction and code consultation for retail clients •Prepare construction documents •Modify and create construction details •Modify projects based upon building department feedback

Skills Expert In: Rhino, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Laser Cutting, Adobe InDesign, Newforma Project Center Skilled In: Adobe Photoshop, Revit



Table of Contents Resume




Theoretical Project Critic: Galo Canizares

House For a Bowyer


Residential Critic: Kay Bea Jones

Country Retreat for Professionals


Residential Critic: Kay Bae Jones

Rapport: A Conversation Between Two Nations


An Embassy for the United States of America Critic: Jane Murphy

Jesse Owens North: Reinventing North Passageway


Recreation and Performing Arts Center Critic: Jacqueline Gargus

Portable Booth: A Critique on the Status Quo System of Voting


Installation Critic: Troy Malmstrom

Tectonic: A New Order Between Park and City


Dance and Performing Arts Center Critic: Troy Malmstrom


Aeropolis is a project that explores the possibility in the future that resources will not be readily available. This is also coupled with the imminence of the onset of artificial intelligence that would enable groups of independent humans, such as nomads, to navigate their environments more precisely. In addition, this would enable them to inhabit it without the permanence of solid structures, but with movable light ones. This project thus investigates the politics of inhabiting the air, which would lead to a future in which groups of migrants would grow their own produce and resources. These nomads would in turn travel the globe with the aid of artificial intelligence, and without the interference of governments and borders. Thus, this culture and way of life would require a more modular architecture that would be shaped by the physics of air and absence ground plane. That conclusion of form would be found within the sphere.

Aeropolis Theoretical Project Global Site Partner: Daniel Yang



Precedent Research

Glass Dome Steel Dome Frame Elevator Bay Concrete Platform Concrete Tubing

Orbit City: Television

Steel Truss Framing Concrete Elevator Shaft Steel Water Tubes Sewage


Pole Wire Hookup Device


The Continious Momument: SuperStudio

Elevators Plumbing HVAC Steel Truss Frame

Glass Panels

2-Ply Glass Panels Steel Frame

Cloud Cities:

Tomas Saraceno Base Platform

Resource Connection

Port Connection



Aeropolis Exploded Axon Theoretical Construction



This house concerns a bowyer who specializes in the craft of making bows and arrows. The house thus takes on two narratives, one of the Bhutanese culture of communal archery, and one of isolation and self-reliance relayed in Ishi. The aspect of communalism is achieved through the guest quarters being impersonal and its own space, while aspect of isolationism and self-reliance is achieved through placing the workshop and archery range far in the landscape, isolated on the island. Formally, the project extrudes spaces in order to create forced perspectives. This goes back to the habit and ritual of the archer pulling back their bow, and while they focus on an object, their vision focuses and closes in on that object. In addition, these spaces are extruded according to two axis that terminate in front of the fireplace. These axes are in accordance with a nearby mountain, another with the Rio Chama in the Red Wash Canyon, and the WestEast axis. Materially, the house is made from rammed earth to reinforce the idea of handmade craft, self-reliance, and the overall nature of the landscape.

House For a Bowyer Residential Abiquiu, New Mexico River Chama


House for a Boyer

Point of refuge for rest and life

Rio Chama

Boundry that provides life and movement

Archery Range for a Boyer Topography for the testing of the craft

Workshop for a Boyer Point of creation of the craft

Rio Chama

Boundry that provides life and movement


Outdoor Circulation Plaza

Focal point for perspectives into the land

Indoor Exhibition Gallery

Focal point for showcasing the craft of the boyer

Indoor Private Quarters

Focal point of rest and needs for the Boyer

Mountain Perspective

Outdoor Gathering Plaza Focal point for conversation

Indoor Public Quarters Focal point for rest of guests


River Perspective


A place of any retreat from the stresses of a workspace should guide a person out into the landscape to engage in activities that regenerate both their spirit and body. This retreat is not only a house of rest and refuge for a professional, but it is a collection of separate spaces that both provides different stages of relaxation, and because of their proximity and location within the landscape, entice the inhabitant to leave the house more often. There are four spaces embedded in the topography on a remote part of the shore of Lake Superior that compose of the retreat for a professional. Those four spaces are the house, the workshop, the sauna, and the swimming pool. The location of the pool, sauna, and workshop, on the top of three different steep ridges provide a natural organizer that can make it straightforward to differentiate the spaces and separate their uses. The materialistic narrative of this project is to evoke a memory of the early Scandinavian immigrants to the upper Midwest region by using the simple materials of the land such as stone and wood. In turn, that narrative relates to the narrative of using the landscape as an organizer by also evoking the natural materials of the rocky shoreline.

Country Retreat For Professionals Residential Tofte, Minnesota Lake Superior


It is difficult for a professional to be fully relaxed when they are away from their work completely. That is why the workshop is considered a space of relaxation, since it allows the professional in a limited sense to relieve the anxiety of being separated from their work, while not being fully developed enough to submerge the professional in their work. Thus tempering the spirit.

The sauna, embedded in the center ridge, acts as the center of the axis that runs parallel to the ridges which organizes the space. A staple of Scandinavian relaxation, the sauna is also the center of the regeneration of the body for the retreat.

Workshop Professional Recreation Road to Tofte

Country Retreat Physical Rest

Lake Superior

Swimming Pool Outdoor Recreation

Sauna Physical Regeneration


The house, like the materials, is formally shaped with simple orthogonal moves. The primary generator for the space is the central vertical circulation as a rectangular tower. The library is the other space of relaxation of the other professional in both relieving the anxiety of separation of work, and rejuvenation the spirit with literature. The central location of the library at the top of the tower is informed by the introverted nature of the activity, but since it leads away from the sleeping quarters, it allows an opportunity to take a detour into the landscape. The main goal for the professional is to retreat from the stresses of a workspace and to regenerate both their spirit and body in the landscape. Reinforced by the vertical organization of the spaces. The sleeping quarters, which entices many to stay indoors, are towards to bottom, separate from all other activities so that the professional is not tempted to retreat to the confines of the sleeping quarters. Library

Main Gathering Space

Guest Quarters

Vertical Circulation


Main Sleeping Quarters


Sauna Cooling Pool Sauna Swimming Pool

Landscape and vector determined as generator for allocating spaces


Spaces allocated and vector redirected and maintained


Guest Quarters

Main Gathering Space Vertical Circulation

Main Sleeping Quarters

Slope of landscape parallel to facade

Masses aligned with slope

Private quarters situated towards bottom of slope 19

This project began as a response to the unstable relationship between the United States of America, and the United Mexican States. Thus this embassy would be located on a main boulevard featuring a Mexican nationalist monument across from the site that features many important political rallies and protests, due in part to both the embassy and monument. The Rapport embassy strives to start a dialogue between the people of Mexico and America through architecture. This is established through a path that is easily accessible to the street that leads up to the pinnacle of the roof of the embassy. Along this path, there are moments of American events that shape our national identity. Here not only does the information conveyed with carvings in the architecture to convey ideas, but the emotional aspects of these ideas are represented in the spaces. At the end, one feels and literally sees the point of view above the ambassador’s office, where tension starts to thaw, and a rapport is established.

Rapport Embassy for the United States of America Mexico City, Mexico Paseo de la Reforma



An era in which mankind looked at nature and tried to extract self evident truths. This space brings out massings from the embassy to present self evident forms to project self evident ideas that founded the American conscious.


The era in which Americans reassessed their prior consesus of liberty for all, and extend it to all human beings. This space consturcts the feeling of compression by opression and then the expanding relief of freedom.


An era in which Americans reinvisioned their inward view of the world, into one that was outward. This space constructs the unity of different ideals of internationalism that meets at one point to create the pinnacle of forign policy idealism.

Civil Rights

An era in which Americans reconstructed what it meant to being an American in which all could participate regardless of race, sex, or religion. This space creates a plane that inhibits the occupant from inhabiting the entirety of the plane, contradicting optics, a feeling some felt before civil rights.


This current era in which Americans are faced with an expansion of identities, in contradiction to the relative conformity of this nation’s past. This space carves out different depressions that symbolize the multitude of identities that impress upon the American society



Public - Private

Site Plan


Site Relationship



Taking the place of the generic building that is Jesse Owens North Recreation Center our studio was tasked with creating a new space that would both act as an entrance point to the northern point of campus as well as perform as a point of a major passageway for students. The way in which I approached this project was to look at the landscape in general. The idea of continuity was central to the parti since the ground plane continues above the building without a break. This side would face south to capture the flow of students from campus to the residential district, giving a false impression that where the campus condition ends, a continuous greenspace begins. Thus entering campus there is a different frontal space, while leaving allows for a continuation of the campus.

Jesse Owens North: Reinventing North Passageway Recreation and Performing Arts Center Columbus Ohio

The Ohio State University Campus


Establishment of Basic Program

Establishment of Direction of Pedestrian Street

Uneven Compression of Program for Landscape 25

Third Floor


Second Floor

Ground Floor

Lower Level


When prompted with the question of how to make voting more popular among the general public from an architectural perspective, our design team asked ourselves another question to solve this problem. “How do we make voting more accessible to the public?� We saw the status quo of marginalizing the vote of blue collar workers through the inconvenient locations of voting spaces was therefore our main task to overcome .Our resolution was that the booths should be transformed into modular pods that can be move from one location to another at ease via bicycles. We postulated that the portability of the structure and the transparency of the design would make voting more appealing to an ever more mobile American culture. Team: Andrew Burik Tristan Huck Austin Schlosser Zachery Stewart Aleah Westfall Austin Schlosser Cameron Whaley

Portable Booth: A Critique on the Status Quo System of Voting Columbus Ohio The Ohio State University Campus



Little to no Paneling

Single Layer of Tulle Multiple Layers of Tulle

Numerous Layers of Tulle

Multiple Layers of Tulle Single Layer of Tulle

Little to no Paneling


Bike Hookup


Joints and Connections


Given the theoretical site located on the boundary of both the city and park I saw a chance to create a new condition in which these two worlds could interact. In the initial design process, the parti was made to create a tectonic condition in which the two plates of the city and park would try to interact with each other, fail, and then slide past each other. That condition would then create a new space that would be the Dance and Performing Arts Center. Even the program shown in plan starts above ground level and then dip into the ground like tectonic plates. Therefore, in the final product the Dance and Performing Arts Center would become a new space that would have a higher level of pedestrian interaction then other buildings

Tectonic: A New Order Between Park and City Dance and Performing Arts Center Theoretical Site




Tetonic Plates





Site Plan


Second Floor

Ground Floor

Lower Floor


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