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Alexander P. Raynor 2300 Catharine St 2R, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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3_Table of contents 5_Curriculum vitÌ 6_New Dodgers Stadium_ Thesis Project 12_Olympic Media Pavilion_ London Architecture Studio 14_COAHSI Arts Center_ New York City Urban Studio 16_Accra Women’s Clinic_ Comprehensive Studio 18_Mobile Module_ Comprehensive Studio 20_Topo-table_ Structures I 21_Socia[Lite]_ Design and Technology Workshop 22_Frost Pavilion_ Design and Technology Workshop


Education

Syracuse University, Masters of Architecture I (May 2012)

University of South Carolina, Bachelor of the Arts (May 2008)

Syracuse, New York (Aug. 2008 - Dec. 2011) - Thesis - Can you see over the Fence? - Brooklyn Dodgers’ Baseball Stadium, Brooklyn (2011) - London Studio - Xavier deKestelier / Jethro Hon, Foster+Partners (Autumn 2010) - NYC Urban Studio - COAHSI Art Center - Jon Lott, Para-Project (Summer 2010) - Japan-ness in Architecture, Japan - Anne Munly / Michael Carroll (Summer 2009) - Design and Technology Workshops - MOS Architects, WEATHERS/ Sean Lally Inc, SU Faculty Columbia, South Carolina (Aug. 2004 - May 2008) - Concentration in Ceramics and Sculpture, Minor in Business - USC CC - Secretary of Ceramics Students Association (2007-2008)

Work Experience

Martha Freud Design - London, England (February 2012 - May 2012)

Skills

- Design intern/assistant on interior projects, industrial design and art projects ranging from full interior Modeling: Rhino, AutoCad, Revit, design, light fixtures, furniture, project fixtures/installations, etc. Ecotect, Project Vasari, Grasshopper Teaching Assistant - Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York (2009 - 2011)

- Introduction to Representation I - Prof. R. Petrie (Autumn 2009) - Introduction to Representation II - Prof. M. Tirone (Spring 2010) - Introduction to Structural and Building Systems - Prof. R. Svetz (Spring 2011) - Advanced Building Systems - Prof. M. Pelken (Autumn 2011)

- Research, documentation and organization of periodicals, books, and essays relating to specific topic designated by Prof. French

modeling, as well as site visits and client meetings

Research Assistant - Syracuse University - Prof. Alexandra French (Spring 2009)

3D Fabrication: 3D printing, Laser cutting, Vacuum forming, Hand built Rendering: V-Ray, Flamingo, Rhino

Render

Architrave Inc. - Columbia, South Carolina (Spring 2006 - Autumn 2007) Graphic Design: Adobe Suite - Intern - Developed skills in drafting, rendering, construction documents, organization and 3D (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After

A. Thayer Smith III Inc. - Downingtown, Pennsylvania (Summer 2007) - Architectural and Ornamental Plaster Restoration for Historic Buildings Custom Construction - Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania (1997 - 2008) - Carpenter, outfitter, and laborer on custom homes, Philadelphia Zoo, USTC sports facility

Exhibition and Interview Work

Graduate Sessions 9: Keller Easterling

- Research and scripting for interview with Keller Easterling on “active” architecture (Group work) Syracuse School of Architecture, NY (Autumn 2009)

The Architect’s Work: Neil M. Denari Architects Inc. - Designer and Installer of exhibition on NMDA’s HL23 (Group Exhibition)

Syracuse School of Architecture, NY (Autumn 2008 - Spring 2009)

Affects)

Microsoft

Office: Word, Excel,

Publisher, PowerPoint


New Brooklyn Dodgers’ Stadium Thesis Project Spring 2011 - Winter 2011 Professors - Jon Lott and Robert Svetz Project Location - DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

The large architectural/infrastructural act of building a stadium allows for the surrounding context to be reconsidered and enveloped within its brief. The stadium not only adds a major economic boost to the waterfront redevelopment project, but it seeks to add programs such as residential towers which double as stadium seating, subway access, and reclaims the waterfront from the Farragut substation and connects the Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Naval Yard redevelopment.

Concept sketch renderings

Concept diagram

Section Collage

Context map


Jay Street Pier

Residential Tower

Manhattan Bridge Subway Stop

Residential Tower

Residential Tower

Brooklyn Bridge Park Extension

Plan


Initial sketch rendering Initial sketch of the project with a singular bleacher rising to the height of the surrounding skyline.

Manhattan Bridge facing West

Stadium tower view from DUMBO The finished stadium lies within the grid layout of DUMBO while not disturbing the surrounding thriving businesses/residences.

Facing West

Manhattan Bridge facing Northeast


Olympic Media Pavilion London Architecture Studio Autumn 2010 w/ Sara Lee, Megan Diber-Dunlap, Elizabeth Tweedale Professors - Xavier deKestelier/Jethro Hon of Foster+Partners Project Location - Oxford Circus, London

Project was presented to the studio as an open brief with the only requirements being that the built form fit into 5 standard shipping crates. Our Brief: The Olympics in London lack an urban presence, Stratford is not in “London”, Stratford is not urban. By imposing a large pavilion structure onto the intersection at Oxford Circus, an ‘Olympic’ urban node is created in one of the busiest intersections in London. This location combined with the spanning and encompassing structure add to the ‘circus’ of both the place and the Olympic spectacle itself.

Plan

Interior from West

Regent Street facing South


Exploded axon of Components

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ETFE- Panels integrated into Truss Structure

ETFE Sandwich panel - ETFE bladder fits in between the truss members and encloses the structure creating programmable space.

Structural Frame

Interior ETFE Panel

OLED Screen - Display Module

Exterior ETFE Laminated Panel


COAHSI Arts Center NYC Urban Studio Summer 2010 w/ Yi-Hsuan Lee Professor - Jonathan Lott Project Location - Staten Island, NYC

Program - Art spaces including Theatre, Gallery, Workshop, Administration, Cafe, and Public Space

A renovation of two existing buildings on the water front in Staten Island create a new performing arts center for the Coalition of the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island (COAHSI). The program includes a new theater, gallery space, work areas, administrative spaces, and a cafe/lounge area. Located within the NYC Greenway, the new Arts Center seeks to become a catalyst for redevelopment of the waterfront. performance

sculpture

museums

public arts

soho

institutions

performers

schools

galleries

artists

arts

chelsea

COAHSI

community organizers

nyc greenway entertainment

teachers

destination

transportation

recreation

leisure

curators

View from South

experience work

exercise

Section from East


fabric

Interventions model Model of the interventions enacted onto/into the existing building.

Gallery

Administrative workspace

Site axon

Rear courtyard/public space


Accra Women’s Clinic Comprehensive Studio

Roof shell Ecotect model

Spring 2010 Professor - Jon Yoder Project Location - Accra, Ghana

An off the grid hospital designed specially for the harsh climate in Ghana. The exterior roof structure is covered with thermodynamic heat plates that absorb heat and transform it into electricity. The intent of the hospital was to make it not only self sufficient in the unreliable infrastructure of Accra, as well as elsewhere in Africa, but also to respond to the semi-urban context as well as sensitive patient/visitor needs for emotional retreats and family gathering places.

Heat outside vs inside vs roof

3D Print of roof structure

a nested condition of pro gram within a larger roof system allows cooler air to circulate around the pro gram spaces, while heat is absorbed into the heat sink a nested condition of pro roof structure

Exploded roof axon of Thermodynamic Ceramic panels gram within a larger system allows cooler air to circulate around the pro gram spaces, while heat is absorbed into the heat sink roof structure

Cross Section (North to South) through patient area and front public space


Plan The formal bend creates two distinct areas beneath the mega-roof structure. The larger one for general patients’ families and the smaller for the women’s clinic which is secluded to the rear of the Hospital.

View from public area (facing West)

View from Women’s Clinic entrance (facing West)


Mobile Health Module Comprehensive Studio Spring 2010 Professor - John Yoder Project Location - Ghana, Africa

To begin our Comprehensive Studio we had a two week charrette focused on construction methods and materials to produce a modular and extremely mobile architectural project that was to be used as a health clinic in rural Ghana.

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A - power module : generator battery for solar power water storage tank breaker panel

2.75 m

B - quarters module : sleeping quarters for two

D - storage module 1: shelving units 160 sq ft shelving storage

Clockwise from Right - Airflow section and dimensions, detail of photovoltaic cells, assembled base unit, hypothetical unit using all optional programs slices, additional program modules which can be made into various iterations.

E - storage module 2 : desk vertical storage closet sink

F - patient’s module : bed storage

G - blank module : extra space for circulation optional bench for waiting

1.5 m

4.9 m 5.2 m

3.8 cm 10 cm 3.8 cm

.4 m

photovoltaic bundles 2.75 m

.75 m

.4 m

A - power module

1.3 m

B - quarters module C - entrance module

B

E

B

C

A

G

D

E

F

A

D - storage module 1 E - storage module 2 F - patients’s module G - blank module


Topo-table Structures I Autumn 2009 Prof. Sinead McNamera

Using structural optimization software (TopOp), the assignment was to create an object of the students’ choice to design. Topo-table is a structurally optimized cantilevered table which was designed to be asymmetrically/maximally loaded with minimal structure. The truss design became apparent during many iterations within the software changing loads, material placement, and formal input. The final table was designed to cantilever asymmetrically on two sides, with one being ultimately more extreme in its length.

Structural Frame

Structural Elevation Structural Frame

Optimized Structural Diagrams

Final Design


Socia[Lite]

Design and Technology Workshop Autumn 2009 w/ Anna Acklin, Vera Tong D&T Leader - WEATHERS/Sean Lally Project Location - Los Angeles

Design and Technology Workshops occur once a semester and are a thirty-six hour charrette for teams in the grad school to work together on a brief and on the last day present their project. Socia[Lite] was a project based around a Julius Shulman photograph that we identified as being a social atmosphere concerning heat and light. The brief was to turn it into a more phenomenal rather than architectural space. Social accomplishes this by virtually eliminating space with light and encouraging occupation through comforting heated space.

Night and proposed context render

Heated structural Heat circulates throughdiagram the infrastructure to give off ambient heat to warm occupants during colder climates

Julius Shulman - Original Photograph

Performance rendering


Frost Pavilion

Design and Technology Workshop Spring 2009 w/ Kervin Brisseaux, Elijah Yoon, Melissa Santana, and Tim Tack D&T Leader - Clare Olsen The Frost! brief was to use ice and frost as our building material and design a winter sculpture/pavilion. Our Frost Pavilion uses Hydrophilic Micro-porous High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) to attract water during the winter. As it freezes, the structure gains mass and physically changes through-out the winter

Hydrophilic Micro-porous High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Hydrophilic Micro-porous High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) -

Structural up to -110 Surfactants- a blend of surface acting agents added to the porous plastic hydrophilic

Hydrophilic Micro-porous HDPE is an extremely strong and lightweight material that has many applications. Although micro-porous are inherently hydrophobic, surfactants can be added to the plastic to enable it to have hydrophilic properties. The pores act as wicks, attracting water and frost to the members, allowing the density of them to increase and grow. This will allow the frost to eventually leap members and form a solid structure.

Exterior

Initial Sketches

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Structural up to -110 Surfactants- a blend of surface acting agents added to the porous plastic hydrophilic

Hydrophilic Micro-porous HDPE is an extremely strong and lightweight material that has many applications. Although micro-porous are inherently hydrophobic, surfactants can be added to the plastic to enable it to have hydrophilic properties. The pores act as wicks, attracting water and frost to the members, allowing the density of them to increase and grow. This will allow the frost to eventually leap members and form a solid structure.

Frost Pavilion - Exterior

Detail of connections and rendering of material

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