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ARIC FARNSWORTH - E.I.T. 2763 E Wilshire Dr. | Salt Lake City, Utah 84109 | 801-875-9805 | aricfarnsworth@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT

ARCHITECTURAL INTERN Archiplex Group - Salt Lake City, UT

June 2013 - Present

Worked closely with Project Managers & Architects on design development and construction documentation for several commercial, institutional, & government projects. Produced construction drawings and digital models in Revit, AutoCAD, & SketchUp. Collaborated with engineering consultants, contractors, and owners to achieve successful project delivery.

OFFICE ASSISTANT Construction Project Delivery - University of Utah

Sept 2012 - June 2013

Provided support to Project Managers for tasks related to the ~250 new construction & remodel projects around campus at the University. Assisted with budget management, construction documentation, safety assurance, and project scope evaluation.

DRAFTER Advanced Modular Manufacturing - Magna, UT

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Created construction documents detailing structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and finish systems for modular residential and commercial buildings.

EDUCATION

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

May 2014

Acquired comprehensive design experience with focus on sustainability, building systems, historic preservation, & space planning.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Brigham Young University - Provo, UT

August 2010

Emphasized in structural analysis & optimization while learning water resources, geotechnical, environmental, and transportation engineering principles. Also acquired a minor in Music.

EXPERTISE

ACHIEVEMENTS

Revit AutoCAD SketchUp Rhinoceros Adobe Creative Suite Microsoft Office

Customer Service Teamwork Leadership Problem Solving Teaching Written / Verbal Communication

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Achievement Honoree (2009) Study Abroad to China Design Build Bluff Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America (2002) Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (EIT Certification - 2010) Volunteered as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (’04-’06)

References are available on LinkedIn or by request.


FARNSWORTH

SPRING 2013

ARIC


UTAH REFUGEE CONNECTION CENTER

The Utah Refugee Connection Center was designed as part of a graduate studio at the University of Utah School of Architecture. The driving concept behind its design comes from weaving. Many refugee communities participate in weaving. On a more figurative note, the refugee connection center is meant to be a place where communities are woven together. By visiting the URCC, refugees can more easily integrate with the mainstream community and new refugees can connect with people of similar background. In this design, the spatial relationships of the programmatic elements were informed by the application of a virtual “warp” and “weft” in the building’s plan. The building was treated as a weaving machine / loom, and a patterned warp & weft were applied the building’s elevations and sections. This application was informed by circulation, adjacencies, and environmental factors, such as natural lighting. At the project’s conclusion, Gerald Brown (Utah’s Director of Refugee Services) selected this design from 12 other proposals.


SITE PLAN & VICINITY MAP

The site was chosen based on demographic data, with a particular interest on providing easy access to the center from existing refugee housing by way of public transportation. The map above shows these data for the Salt Lake Valley. The site is indicated with a red circle. This project places the URCC at 2097 W Parkway Blvd, West Valley City. This site is located just to the north of Decker Lake, and was chosen for its peaceful qualities. Its proximity to the lake provides a connection to nature which is conducive to the healing climate sought for in the URCC.


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FLOOR PLANS

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1 - ENTRY 2 - INFORMATION CENTER 3 - GATHERING SPACE 4 - RESTAURANT / CAFE 5 - ATHLETICS SPACE 6 - PLAYGROUND 7 - DAY CARE 8 - JOB CENTER 9 - PATIO


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EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVES

APPROACH PERSPECTIVE - September 1st @ 11:30 am


INTERSECTION PERSPECTIVE - March 1st @ 3:00 pm


INTERIOR PERSPECTIVES

2nd FLOOR GATHERING SPACE - September 1st @ 8:00 am

EDUCATION CENTER - August 1st @ 9:00 am


GATHERING SPACE - March 1st @ 4:00 pm

GATHERING SPACE - October 1st @ 5:00 pm


ENTRY DOOR

“THE DOOR HANDLE IS THE HANDSHAKE OF THE BUILDING.” - Juhani Pallasmaa


MAIN ENTRANCE - June 1st @ 12:00 noon


Aric Farnsworth graduated from Brigham Young University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering. He is now a graduate student at the University of Utah School of Architecture, from which he will graduate in May 2014 with his Master’s Degree. This portfolio documents his most notable work from the Spring 2013 semester. Contact Information: Aric Farnsworth 2763 E Wilshire Dr.

ARCHITECT

Salt Lake City, Utah 84109 801-875-9805 aricfarnsworth@gmail.com

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