Annika Schneider Portfolio 2014-2018 Tulane University
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EXPERIENCE August 2017 - May 2018
Phyllis M. Taylor Center of Social Innovation and Design Thinking, New Orleans, LA Design Thinking Fellow
Organized and facilitated Design Thinking workshops. Worked on graphics. January - May 2018
Social Innovation and Social Innovation Minor Program, Tulane Univeristy Teacher’s Assistant for the Senior Practicum
Led the design of the new space for the Oﬃce of Multicultural Aﬀairs. June - August 2017
Office of Marianne Desmarais, Algiers Point, LA Intern
Built a residential project on Revit, with a focus on building families, creating topography and producing solar studies. June - August 2017
PlayBuild NOLA, New Orleans, LA “Architect in Residence”, Volunteer
Taught children about design through activities based in urban design and architecture. Created a workbook of design related worksheets and activites for kids. May - July 2016
Kostow Greenwood Architects, Soho, NY Intern
Worked with AutoCAD working on theater projects throughout New York City. Prepared drawings for competitions. Projects include: CNN Oﬃce, Sirius XM Oﬃce, Centenntial Memorial Temple, Cort Theater June - August 2015
H.S. Architecture; Westchester, NY Intern
Created architectural drawings on AutoCad, material boards, and a Revit model for a mixed-use project with renderings. March 12 - 15th 2015
AIAS South Quad; New Orleans, LA Helped organize and run a regional conference for the AIAS.
Alpha Rho Chi
New Orleans, Louisiana, expected to graduate 2018 Masters in Architecture, Minor in Urban Studies
Vice President, Worthy Associate Architect (2017) Social Committee Head (2015-2016) Mentor for Architecture Freshmen (2014-2015)
Free University of Berlin Berlin, Germany September 2012 - July 2013 Study of Art History
AIAS Third Year Representative (2015-2016) Secretary for Tulane Branch (2014-2015)
Design Thinking Fellow at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center (2017) Changemaker Catalyst Award (2017) John William Lawrence Research Fellowship (2016) Ann and John Rossi Travel Scholarship (2016) Work selected to be exhibited in Oﬃce of EDR (2015) Published in Tulane’s BiAnnual ReView (2012-2014)
Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop AutoCAD Revit Rhinocerous
Model making Wood working Metal working Architectural drafting
Fluent English Fluent German Proﬁcient French
This body of work exhibits my professional, academic and volunteer work experience. Throughout my work is a continual examination of the userâ€™s experience and journey, with a strong focus on sustainability.
ACADEMIC WORK Designing with Water - Urban Water Remediation Writer’s Room - Design Build Studio Growing Up - Oil Rig Conversion A School for Dance - Comprehensive Studio Building Arts Center - Solar & Material Focus Museum of the City - Mapping of New Orleans
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PROFESSIONAL WORK Marianne Desmarais - Home in Virginia H.S. Architecture - Abby’s Deli + Additions in NY Kostow Greenwood Architecture - Various works in NYC
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Photogrammetry Exploration Story Garden - A Storytelling Booth PlayBuild Worksheet Set - A Graphic Activities Booklet Catepiller Bridge - BIM Study Kak-Tos & Refuge - A 3D Print Study
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Designing with Water Fall 2017 Instructor: John Klingman
New Orleans has experienced great issues with ﬂooding in its streets, turning water into an unwanted presence. This project works on an urban scale to bring ‘living with water’ to the forefront of New Orleans residents with the display of water retention and ﬁltration. Not only does the project oﬀer ﬂood retention on and processing for on-site and neighboring water, but it gives the residents an ephemeral water experience. Water acts as a journey that takes visitors through diﬀerent steps of how it can be naturally ﬁltered. It supports a park, a view, a place for art, a garden and a pool. For the resident, water becomes an experience and a passive strategy of cooling. Software: Rhinoceros, Renderings post-processed in Adobe Photoshop
Overview of the 7-block site
The ﬁnal site of the ﬁltration system, oﬃng a pool for the Treme community.
Water retention and ﬁltration pool, access to the central sculpture changes with ﬂood levels
Site Plan with areas of water storage
Landscape water retention and ﬁltration strategies
SITE The studio initial focus was upon the site itself. The entire 7 block site was to be converted back into a residential area. Although the program was largely residential, it included mixed-use on the buildings facing North Rampart and an information center on the corner facing Congo Square, giving tourists of the French Quarter to explore the mainly residential Treme Neighborhood for its rich cultural heritage.
Plan with gradient of public to private program
Low - Medium-High Water Level Plans
Building on North Rampart
Not only does the project oﬀer ﬂood retention on and processing for on-site and neighboring water, but it gives the residents an ephemeral water experience. Water is portrayed as a journey that takes visitors through diﬀerent steps of how it can be naturally ﬁltered. Water is oﬀered as a park, a view, a place for art, a garden and a pool. For the resident, water becomes an experience and a passive strategy of cooling, by deploying it to run from the roof of their homes, into the exterior corridor, controlled by a water basin. The hallways are transformed by the sound of the water falling and the light refracted by the water.
Initial water ﬁltration strategy, with water coming the French Quarter
Section through mixed-use building located on N. Rampart. Underground system taking water from the streets onto the site
View down the exterior hallway
Growing Up Fall 2016 Instructor: John Lim National University of Singapore
A project done in Singapore focusing on the countryâ€™s challenges of space, with the solution of a vertical farm. With the oil industry slowly dwindling in the face of alternative energy, the industry is searching for new possibilities for the rigs besides the extraction of crude oil. This vertical farm explored the ideal geometries of the crop massing for solar optimization, in addition to the individual rotating crop systems based upon a hydroponic system that would optimize gathering for the workers. This concept to be repeated in various locations around the world and oďŹ€er respite to food shortages, as well as an awe-inspiring place to visit. Software: Rhinoceros, Renderings post-processed in Adobe Photoshop
Rig conversion process
System set-up based on plant combination Rotating crop strategy and structure
View into vertical farm with a bridge for visitors
The crop systems upon the oil rig were tested with diďŹ€erent geometry. In order to optimize the sunlight reaching the plants. After the geometry was found, additional structural support had to be added to the legs of the Jack-Up in order to hold the crop systems and walking paths for the farm workers.
Solar study for ideal geometry
View of visitorâ€™s platform
View of rig layers and hydroponic process
The Writer’s Room A Collaborative Design-Build Studio Instructor: Emily Taylor-Welty Spring 2017
A project built with the design-build studio at the Tina & Albert Small Center for Collaborative Design, in collaboration with Big Class, a New Orleans nonproﬁt. The Writer’s Room oﬀers a space of inspiration and calm that diﬀers from the normal classroom. It represents a space that young writers can spend time in to explore their creative writing. The design concept was based on the idea of individual ribs that house all of the room’s program, including the lighting, shelving and seating. Software: Rendering taken from Sketch-Up and post-processed in Adobe Photoshop
Prototype resembling movement
Threshold of room: Bookshelf and Big Class logo
View at entrance rib and back of stage
Threshold of room: Bookshelf and Big Class logo
Concept diagram by Paul Holmes
3D plan by Joseph Dâ€™Arco
Ceiling piece that held the lighting
Concept rendering used to test out paint colors
The main challenge was to hide the large amount of storage that needed to remain in the space, while creating a ﬂexible classroom that oﬀered variety based on class.
Design Team: Abdulrahman Ebraheem Alharbi, Camille Bernsten, Dia Biagioni, Paula Bechara, Joseph D’Arco, X Damianos, Andrew Glassman, Paul Holmes, Arielle Scher, Annika Schneider, Stephanie Sirhal, Sami Tobin, Kairui Zhang
A School for Dance Spring 2016 Instructor: Emily Baker
A comprehensive studio project creating a dance studio in the Central Business District of New Orleans, with a focus on supplying documentation for HVAC, structure, shading, and natural cooling systems. A structural louver system provides shading to the outside windows, and then curves under the building to become a prominent feature for the interior experience. It carves through the building, as a dancer through space, providing structure for the circulation and an evaporative cooling waterfall. Software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Renderings post-processed in Adobe Photoshop
View from Baronne Street
The site is located near the civic theater, at the border between the French Quarter and the Central Business district. Its corner location with the protecting louvers created a meeting space, protected from the sun.
Baronne Street Elevation
View from 3rd ďŹ‚oor hallway
Detailed section revealing cooling strategies
Detail Elevation Cut
A dance studio looking in the 2nd ďŹ‚oor exterior space.
Building Arts Center Fall 2015 Instructor: Kentaro Tsubaki
This project is based upon the analysis of two sites in New Orleans. The ďŹ nal site choice is located in the Bywater near the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (N.O.C.C.A.) and the Mississippi. The site lies on a corridor of light-industrial zoning between two diďŹ€erent types of residential zoning, creating an interesting open corridor. With a railroad running parallel and a electrical tower standing directly next to the land, the property was a challenge but also with a particular trait of centrality. Software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Elk, Renderings post-processed in Adobe Photoshop
Historic Marigny Commercial Area
Historic Marigny Residential Area
As a connection with the traditional metal work of New Orleans and a study of a material, that will be worked with in the center, the facade of the main building is lined with wrought iron panels that run perpendicular to the glazed walls. The panels acts a louvers for the building and protect from solar gain. The eďŹ€ects of the panels vary based upon the direct and source of the light, the opacity of the panels and the angles from where someone approaches the building, creating diďŹ€erent environments within. Exterior Walkway
Museum of the City Fall 2014 A partner project with Paul Holmes Instructor: Cordula Roser-Gray
This project is based upon the analysis of a site on Bayou road at a neighborhood and city-wide analysis. The museum of the city creates a space for the neighborhood to present the history of Bayou road and to gather. The concept of the museum is based upon the road itself, as Bayou road cut through the normal New Orleans grid. Software: Photoshop to render hand-drafting
New Orleans composite map
Site analysis maps
Section perspective of front entrance by Paul Holmes
Exploded programmatic axonometric by Paul Holmes
Model of building and context
Bayou Road model Section perspective of wall of books by Paul Holmes
A collection of projects done in architecture ďŹ rms. This work was conducted mostly over the summers during my time at Tulane. The work done includes mixed-use, residential, commercial and cultural works.
3D view from project of Marianne Desmarais
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A Virginia home worked on with Marianne Desmarais. The home was designed to ﬁt into the neighborhood’s aesthetic standards from the front, while oﬀering a more modern environment in the back. Solar studies were conducted to oﬀer the best views of the lake in the background, without the morning sun reﬂecting in the bathrooms mirrors. This work included structural plans, topography and rooﬁng.
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Software: Revit, Renderings post-processed in Adobe Photoshop
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H.S. Architecture Summer of 2015 A mixed-use building in Croton-onHudson, NY worked on collaboratively. The apartments of the building are commuter residences as the site is located near the Metro-North. The ﬁrst ﬂoor of the building contains a local deli and a wheel-chair accessible apartment. Software: Revit, Renderings post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Front Elevation
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BRICK 'SOLDIER COURSE' LINTEL
DNOCES GOOSENECK LIGHTING
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DARK RED METAL WINDOW FRAME COLOR
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Kostow Greenwood Architects Summer of 2016 Cort Theater + CNN OďŹƒce Two ongoing projects worked on at KGA. The Cort Theater was a renovation in which the interior was redone and the main theater was renovated. The CNN oďŹƒce space was completely redesigned and refurbished in order to accommodate more work spaces. I tested multiple furniture organizations until the best one was found. Software: AutoCAD, Bluenote
Cort Theater programmatic plan and section
CNN furniture plan
Salvation Army Cenntenial Memorial Temple A renovation project for the Salvation Army Centennial Memorial Temple. This project included the restoration of historic Ziggurat Moderne space, including exterior work, a new HVAC plant and a complete restoration of the signature theater. This work was reformatted for a competition submission. Site plan with entrances
Software: Bluenote, AutoCAD
Programmatic plan and section for submission
Image of the Centennial Memorial Temple
A collection of projects done parallel to architecture studio. These include digital media studies, community outreach projects and volunteer work.
Kak-Tos 3D Print
Edited image portraying texture strategy
Views of the ďŹ nal shapes
Weekend Workshop with T+E+A+M February 23 - 25, 2018 Partnered with Jordan Tavan This weekend focused on photogrammetry, a technique used to translate physical objects into digital space. The workshop focused on overlaying multiple textures upon a three-dimensional object. The two-dimensional textures are shaped upon the forms. The textures inďŹ‚uence the arrangement of the forms as the forms inďŹ‚uence how the textures fall upon the spacial arrangement.
Software: Photoshop, Heavy-weight paper
2d templates for the 3d forms
Story Garden Spring 2016 Project with Laurel Greilich, Paula Bechara, and Mikayla Sonneborn A two-way story booth that has a side for recording stories and a side for listening and responding to stories. This story booth is meant to create community interactions. Software: Rhinoceros, post-processed in Photoshop, AutoCAD, Laser-cutter Material: Polycarbonate, hinges, spray-paint, stencils, headphones, laptop for recording, microphone
Booth set up at Tulane University’s Academic Quad
Renderings done before building
Interaction with the booth
“Sharing-side” of the booth
2828 THALIA Parts of a Building
Can you spot the different parts of the building and materials that were used to make the PlayBuild site? Use different colors to show where they are on the plan!
Wavy steel that is very durable material
Entrance Walkway Stage
A horizontal piece of the structure that supports at both ends
A container used for large shipments
Types of Materials
Roof The top of building that protect that below from weather
Floor Plan Now that you have discovered the parts of a building, in a group of 2-3, build your own structure using recyclables! Remember to include: Overhang, Beam, Column & Roof!
DESIGN A SPACE
Worksheet Booklet for PlayBuild Summer 2017 A booklet of worksheets designed for Pl@yMLK, an annual festival for the nonproﬁt PlayBuild. Each worksheet contains a design-based activity for children ages 5-10. These activities are meant to be done in Central City for the children to explore the neighborhood and discover potential design opportunities. Software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
BUILD A CITY 2 Think!
Who Built Dat? Do these shapes look familiar?
A material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
A vertical part of the structure that supports a beam and the roof
A common material to build houses that comes from trees
A part of the roof that extends over the exterior wall
How do you get from one part of the city to another? Do you walk? bike? take a bus or drive? What do you have to cross to get there? Bridges? Interstates?
The Myrtle Banks Building was orginally a school built in 1910 by the architect E.A. Christy. In 2013 construction began to transform the former school to include many different uses, such as the Dryades Market!
What buildings also have these shapes?
Think! If Dryades weren’t a market, what other space could this be?
Walk around the neighborhood, look up, look around and see if you can spot them!
Draw! Draw! What would you need to make that space? What would go in it?
(Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)
Create a plan of the city showing how you would connect them to get to them easily. Focus of the paths. Then talk about in a group!
Sky Bridge Spring 2016 Partner with Arielle Scher and Teva Kaplan The caterpillar sky bridge connects apartments of Mies van der Rohe at 860 - 880 Lake Shore Drive. The bridge was created with a set of parameters that determine the size of the individual pieces of the bridge .The bridge allows one large view out into the neighborhood, and smaller openings for solar lighting. Software: Revit, post-processed in Photoshop
3D Print Explorations Fall 2015 Kak-Tos, inspired from the needles of a cactus,is made from a shape overlayed upon a curved plane, creating a pattern 3D curve. Software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, 3D Powder Printer
Forest Refuge is based upon the protective elements of a tree, oďŹ€ering a base for seating and a covering for sun protection. The material, repeating elements of branches can either block or allow views based on the angle of sight. Software: Rhinoceros, 123D Make
Model of Forest Refuge
Printed piece of Kak-Tos