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ASHLEY A. REED 102 Concord Avenue Somerville, MA 02143 646.425.6779 aar63@cornell.edu www.aareed.com

EDUCATION Cornell University _ Master of Architecture, Professional _ Ithaca, NY _ September 2007 - May 2011 Tulane University _ Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering _ New Orleans, LA _ September 2005 - August 2007 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art _ Bachelor of Science in Engineering _ New York, NY _ Sept 2001 - May 2005

EXPERIENCE Cornell University Summer College _ Teaching Associate _ Ithaca, NY _ June 2011 - August 2011 - Lead introductory architecture design studio

Asensio_Mah _ Designer _ Ithaca, NY _ July 2010 - Participated in the masterplan design of Beijing’s 2013 Horticultural Expo which placed 3rd in an invited competition

Storefront for Art and Architecture _ Intern _ New York, NY _ September 2009 - November 2009 - Assisted in the collection and editing of texts for archives and publications

Austin + Mergold _ Intern _ Ithaca, NY _ June 2009 - August 2009 - Collaborated in the design, fabrication, and installation of dynamic displays for Cornell University’s School of Art, Architecture, and Planning - Constructed steel frames and site specific installation components

AAP Digital Fabrication Facility _ Teaching Assistant / Summer Manager _ Ithaca, NY _ September 2008 - Present - Operated and maintained fabrication machinery including CNC mill, 3D pringer, and laser cutter - Advised students on processes for individual design needs and prepared digital files

Situ Studio _ Intern _ Brooklyn, NY _ May 2008 - August 2008 - Participated in the farbrication and installation of Solar Pavilion 3 at the CitySol event

Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory _ Research Assistant _ Tulane University _ New Orleans, LA _ September 2005 - August 2007 - Designed and characterized a microscopy perfusion system to visualize cell morphology and flow patterns

SKILLS Computer Programs _ Rhino, 3ds Max, Maya, Mastercam, AutoCAD, Ecotect, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver Fabrication _ CNC Mill, Laser Cutter, 3D Printer, Waterjet, Metal and Wood Shop Machinery

HONORS & PUBLICATIONS Cornell University _ Partial tuition scholarship_ Eschweiler Prize for Merit and Distinction in Design Studio Tulane University _ Full tuition scholarship The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art _ Full tuition scholarship A model of giant vacuole dynamics in Schlemm’s canal endothelial cells _ Experimental Eye Research _ Volume 92 _ 2011_ co-author

ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS Albert R. Mann Library _ Cornell University _ Exhibit Website Design Slope Magazine _ Cornell University _ Graphic Design


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SIGN CITY

Site: Detroit, United States Advisors: Andrea Simitch, Aleksandr Mergold Semester: Spring 2011

Museum of Ruins. Return to Nature. Landscape Urbanism. Urban Agriculture. Riverfront Development. Creek Daylighting. New Suburbia. Mass Transit. No single master plan is capable of revitalizing Detroit due to the immense scale and dispersion of vacancy. Rather than implementing one proposal, intended development is declared through signage. The future city evolves through the inhabitation, hybridization, appropriation and weathering of signs. Each of the eight proposal types was characterized by considering its relationship to the urban scale, built environment scale, sign subject scale, and signage scale. To project the blurring of sign proposal boundaries, core samples at successively smaller scales were generated. The smallest iterations, with a diameter of 100 m, were developed through a combination of plan, section, collage, and model. MANHATTAN DETROIT 910,920 TOTAL RESIDENTS 2,450 RESIDENTS / km2

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645,169 TOTAL RESIDENTS 5,123 RESIDENTS / km2

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Water Maintained Landscape Garden Recreation Natural Landscape / Vacant Rail Storm Water Network Loop

RAIL_Philadelphia_Warke, Clemente,Isidori_Fall 2010


RECREATION AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE LOOP

RAIL

Site: Philadelphia, United States Professors: Val Warke, Claudia Clemente, Francesco Isidori Semester: Fall 2010

Infrastructure has the potential to function socially, aesthetically, and ecologically. New collaborative typologies of infrastructure and landscape should address the urban conditions of public transit, pedestrian movement, water management, economic development, and recreation.Taking cues from the successful Schuylkill River Trail Loop, the RAIL proposal introduces a second loop which runs through and around Fairmount Park, connecting high vacancy regions with prosperous regions. The loop is a linking armature for a network of hybrid green spaces.

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CITY ROAD RIVER TRAIL LOOP

PARK LOOP 10x Section 1x Section 28,500’ = 5.4 miles Elevation change: 214’ BOUNDARY LOOP

77,059’ = 14.6 miles Elevation change: 237’

43,168’ = 8.2 miles Elevation change: 111’

4. CEMETERIES 545 ACRES 5. BALLPARKS 17 ACRES 6. AGRICULTURE 11.5 ACRES

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Site: New Songdo City, South Korea Professors: David Mah, Leyre Asensio-Villoria Semester: Spring 2010

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The trend of designing cities from zero fosters visionary conceptions of the urban environment. An absence of contextual cues enables the re-imagination of urban development and lifestyle. KPF’s New Songdo City master plan and research was utilized as a starting point to investigate novel urbanization strategies. To evaluate potential scales and qualities of urban organization, the aggregate building type was considered and subdivided in to eight unique formal actions: pivot, link, branch, scatter, stack, excavate, spiral, and step. A hybrid aggregate type, stacking link, was investigated in detail at the scale of the block, the super block, the district, and the city.

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STACKING LINK GROWTH


Storm Water Pond Waste Water Wetland

IRRIGATE/AGGREGATE CITY_Songdo City_Mah, Asensio-Villoria_Spring 2010


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90 m

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4 x 4 BLOCK GRID

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TRANSPORTATION PATTERNS Mass Transit Avenue Street

10 Units

ROOF LEVELS Water Treatment Green space/Circulation 4 Units

GROUND LEVEL Water Treatment Green space/Circulation


IRRIGATE/AGGREGATE CITY_Songdo City_Mah, Asensio-Villoria_Spring 2010


IRRIGATE/AGGREGATE CITY_Songdo City_Mah, Asensio-Villoria_Spring 2010


Tata Wall, Hartell Gallery

DYNAMIC DISPLAYS_Cornell University_Austin + Mergold_Summer 2009


DYNAMIC DISPLAYS Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Office: Austin + Mergold With: Alex Mergold, Spencer Lapp Date: Summer 2009

Hartell Gallery

Seven site-specific LCD display systems were designed, fabricated, and installed throughought Cornell’s Art, Architecture, and Planning Department. The display unit consists of a plexi glass frame, steel structure, LCD screen, and Mac Mini computer. The plexi glass frames are CNC milled to house the electronic components and wiring. In addition, a four screen rotating wall was temporarily installed in Hartell Gallery. Each display dynamically responds to its context, enabling an array of viewing scenarios.

Sibley Hall

Rand Hall

Display Unit Detail

Ashley A. Reed Portfolio  

Design Portfolio 2011

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