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BENJAMIN BEDELL ARCHITECTURE

GRADUATE

PORTFOLIO

2016


ABOUT This portfolio is a sampling of design projects completed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture. These projects range in scale, program, and function. The objective is to display my design capabilities and problem solving as well as my graphic skills and knowledge.


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CONTENTS A. ResumĂŠ & biography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 B. Design 1. Carpineto Mountain Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Carpineto Romano, Italy_Fall 2015 2. Block 68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-19 Lincoln, Nebraska_Fall 2013 3. 1:2:1 Mass House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-25 Omaha, Nebraska_Fall 2015 4. Urban Prototype . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-31 Kansas City, Missouri_Fall 2014 5. Heritage Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-37 Lincoln, Nebraska_Spring 2014 6. Sheldon Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln, Nebraska_Fall 2013

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7. Study Abroad: London, UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-49 London, UK_Spring 2015 C. Fabrication 8. 3D Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51

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Resumé & Biography

BENJAMIN BEDELL BIOGRAPHY I am soon to be a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Master's in Architecture and a Bachelor's of Science in Design (2014). During this time I was a member of Alpha Rho Chi, cofounded the UNL Triathlon Club, studied abroad in London, and I am currently a teaching assistant for ARCH 232: Materials and Assemblies. I am passionate about design and its relationships with culture and technology. I'm interested in the rapid growth of technology and how it effects design solutions, more specifi cally in urban environments. My strengths are conceptual design, rendering, producing digital and physical models, construction drawings, and 3D printing. More recently, I've dedicated time to parametric design via Grasshopper and Dynamo.

EDUCATION Plattsmouth High School GPA: 3.70/4.00Graduation: May 2009 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bachelor of Science in Design GPA: 3.10/4.00Graduation: May 2014 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master of Architecture GPA: 3.75/4.00Graduation: May 2016 WORK EXPERIENCE Teaching Assistant January 2016-Present University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE Architecture Intern Holland Basham Architects

Summer of 2015 Omaha, Nebraska

Architecture Intern OPN Architects

Summer of 2014 Cedar Rapids, IA

CONTACT Outside of architecture my hobbies are running, fishing, drawing, and spending time with friends and family. I am active, driven, and passionate about everything I do in life. I am a diligent, quick learner that actively works to better my skills within the architecture discipline.

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E-mail: Personal cell: Hometown:

benjamin.bedell@huskers.unl.edu (402) 699-2046 Plattsmouth, NE


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REFERENCES Jason Griffiths (Architecture Professor) Lincoln, NE 480-297-6171 jgriffi ths@unl.edu Peter Hind (Architecture Professor) Lincoln, NE 402-617-6984 p_hind@hotmail.com Tim Holland (Holland Basham Architects) Omaha, NE 402-551-0800 tholland@hba1.com David Sorg (OPN Architects) Cedar Rapids, IA 319-551-9442 dsorg@opnarchitects.com

EXPERIENCE Computers  InDesign  Photoshop  Illustrator  Revit  Rhino  AutoCAD  Sketch Up  Spec-Link  Grasshopper  Bluebeam  Dynamo Fabrication  3D Printing Ratings Excellent  Poor HONORS & ACTIVITIES Alpha Rho Chi, Alumni Study abroad: London - January-May, 2015 Teaching Assistant - Spring 2016 UNL Triathlon Club - cofounded in 2013

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CARPINETO MOUNTAIN REFUGE Carpineto Romano, Italy This is a design proposal for a prototype of sustainable huts in the Lepini Mountains. The idea was to develop a series of small huts along hiking trails east of Carpineto Romano that would promote the landscape and territory in the area. Each hut was limited to 20 square meters and required four beds and one toilet. This proposal rethinks old mountain huts from the region in a contemporary way.

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CARPINETO MOUNTAIN REFUGE Carpineto Romano, Italy

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Fall 2015_Jason GrifďŹ ths_4 weeks

The main concept was to form the huts based on the available views of the existing landscape. The section of the hut below is located 1280 meters above sea level and has access to three sensational views. These huts function as a place for hikers to rest along their journey up the mountain. Native materials reect the landscape and promote sustainability. Cross laminated timber (CLT) is used to facilitate a sustainable design.

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CARPINETO MOUNTAIN REFUGE Carpineto Romano, Italy

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Fall 2015_Jason Griffiths_4 weeks

CLT is an efficient material that allows for fast construction times and high carbon sequestration. The idea is that each hut is prefabricated and flat packed into small trucks and hauled up the mountain to be constructed. Prefabrication

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BLOCK 68 Lincoln, Nebraska, USA This projects goals were to revitalize Downtown Lincoln by designing a mixed-use development on a vacant block. This project was developed into a an entertainment block that included hotel and residential buildings with retail on the ďŹ rst oor and a parking garage below grade for the different programs.

Group members: Micah Davis & Andrew Younker

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BLOCK 68 Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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Fall 2013_Steve Hardy_12 weeks

These design solutions provide exibility and promote interaction and collaboration. Retail occupies most of the ground level and second level consists of a dining hall, recreational rooms, and other multi-functional rooms. These programs are connected by a raised plinth, creating an elevated courtyard between the six towers. The towers vary in height to adjust to the existing context. Modular construction gives each tower the exibility to become student dorms or hotel rooms.

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BLOCK 68 Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Second oor: raised plinth

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Two person dorm Two bedroom dorm Two person dorm with separate bedroom

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Two person dorm 324 sq ft Two bedroom dorm 665 sq ft

Two person dorm 423 sq ft

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1:2:1 MASS HOUSE Omaha, NE, USA The idea is that this house could be one unit or shift into two units and go back to one unit if needed (1:2:1). Mass timber construction is integral to the design of this building and helps promote modern timber technology in a learning community. Air bnb would occupy half of the building and the other half would be occupied by start up companies. This exible design allows for interaction between tenants to help facilitate collaboration.

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1:2:1 MASS HOUSE Omaha, NE, USA

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The 1:2:1 Mass House is constructed of mostly cross-laminated timber (CLT) covered with brick/ stone veneer and reclaimed wood. Standing seam protects the roof and wraps down on the west facade of the building. The stairs and building services are central to the project allowing for good circulation and window access for all bedrooms. A multifunctional central staircase brings the spaces together and creates interactions with help from its double helix like structure. These intersecting staircases meet at a relaxing mezzanine level that extrudes through the roof.

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1:2:1 MASS HOUSE Omaha, NE, USA

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OFFICE PROTOTYPE (X) Kansas City, MO, USA This studio project focuses on building configurations and morphologies within an office environment. Each project was constrained to the International Building Codes and the goal was to push those boundaries and achieve a high efficiency rating. The experimentation of unique ideations and configurations leads to a simplistic design prototype that pushes limitations. This prototype explores the relationship of three different morphologies; slab, courtyard, and tower conditions. Each morphology has a different level of efficiency and provides a wide range of environments.

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OFFICE PROTOTYPE (X) Kansas City, MO, USA

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Fall 2014_Steve Hardy_13 weeks

The proposed site for this prototype is in downtown Kansas City, Missouri between E 10th and E 11th street and Grand Blvd. and McGee Street. This prototype is able to achieve a high efficiency rating by combining multiple morphologies and reducing the number of egress cores. The diagram below shows how three morphologies can combine and only require two main egress cores. The final design offers an array of different office environments with consistent natural light throughout and elevated green spaces for tenants to explore.

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OFFICE PROTOTYPE (X) Kansas City, MO, USA

Slab planning grid Leasable area = 92.25%

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Courtyard planning grid Leasable area = 92.42%

Tower planning grid Leasable area = 88.00%


Fall 2014_Steve Hardy_13 weeks

SLAB Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120’ x 210’ - 3 floors Gross area . . . . . . . . . . 52,189 sq ft Core area . . . . . . . . . . . 4,043 sq ft

COURTYARD 120’ x 120’ - 2 floors 53,351 sq ft 4,043 sq ft

TOWER 120’ x 210’ - 6 floors 18,405 sq ft 2,210 sq ft

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HERITAGE SQUARE Lincoln, NE, USA Heritage square is a sustainable, community driven environment. Community gardens, retail, and other amenities bring life to an area in need of revitalization. Potential tenants have access to high end restaurants and garage parking below the housing development. This proposal focuses on the development of one mixed use buildin with the masterplan, south of the community garden.

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HERITAGE SQUARE Lincoln, NE, USA

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Spring 2014_Mark Hoistad_5 weeks

Modular construction influences the facade and the formal condition of the building. The pushing, pulling, and removing of certain modular units creates opportunities for green roofs, entrances, egress, and flexibility. Modular units make it easier to provide a range of housing options. The ground floor consists of parking and retail and the second floor is made up of two-story loft units.

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Ground floor: business district 41 Underground reserved parking 43 On street parking spaces

Third floor: business district 17 lofts - 1700 sq ft 2 micro lofts - 900 sq ft 1 suite - 2200 sq ft

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Spring 2014_Mark Hoistad_5 weeks

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SHELDON PAVILION Lincoln, NE, USA The Sheldon Museum of Art designed by Philip Johnson is considering proposals for a pavilion in the historic sculpture garden south of the museum. The goal is create a space that connects with the community. It can function as a place to sit and relax or a place to host a gathering, meeting, or reception. I intended to design a pavilion that contrasts the existing landscape and almost becomes a sculpture itself.

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SHELDON PAVILION Lincoln, NE, USA

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Fall 2013_Peter Hind_3 weeks

This pavilion is formed from eight different structural wooden arches and wrapped with triangulated aluminum panels. This form would be a challenge to construct and needs to be carefully examined. The scale model below posed many challenges that would be similar to full scale construction. The scale model has wooden arches on the inside for structural support and the exterior is a series of 14 different folded chipboard pieces (highlighted below). The triangulated form allows for design exibility. The aerial view of the model shows how the form transitions into a bench like structure for people to relax and reect on the sculpture garden.

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STUDY ABROAD London, UK While studying abroad in London I designed a series of urban charrettes. I studied the urban fabric of London and realized there are several areas of that need to be revitalized and reused. My idea for this project was to design low-income micro living units in a non utilized space near the center of London. This site I chose is directly below a major roadway bridge. This project would clean up this area and bring life to an area people don't usually consider being habitable.

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STUDY ABROAD London, UK

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Spring 2015_Brian Kelly_1 week

The program consists of second floor modular housing units and retail on the ground floor. This program is desirable because of the walkability and convenience. There are several London underground stations in close proximity. There are a total of nine larger modular units. These units are concrete with reinforcing steel. Each module steps down two feet to allow for the second story loft in each housing unit. The leasing depth for each retail space is already defined unless a retailer chooses an ‘L-shaped’ layout. This decreases the leasing depth of the tenant next door creating an even more affordable retail space.

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London, UK This one week charrette focuses on the design of a permanent art gallery in Hyde Park, London. Every Sunday there are dozens of art venders strung out along the outskirts of the park trying to sell their art work. Proposed site I proposed to create permanent gallery for vendors to display their work inside of Hyde Park. The idea was to design a building that would be an extension of existing landscape. People would be able to walk through the building as if it was just part of the intended pathway. The site has a steep grade which allows for two main entrances, one near the bridge and the other down by the pond.

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STUDY ABROAD London, UK During my time in London and travels throughout Europe I created a series of drawings to help recall my experiences in the future. Over the course of four months I was fortunate enough to explore the following cities: London, UK Barcelona, Spain Rome, Italy Venice, Italy Krak贸w, Poland Prague, Czech Republic Berlin, Germany Athens, Greece Santorini, Greece Dublin, Ireland Galway, Ireland Copenhagen, Denmark

Petrin hill, Prague, Czech Republic

National Theatre, London, UK

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The Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague, Czech Republic

London Aquatic Centre, London, UK

Camden Lock, London, UK

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3D PRINTING HBA Architects In recent years I've been able to explore the capabilities of 3D printing and stretch its limitations. 3D printing has the ability to create models that can help us understand connections, spatial relationships, and structure. 3D prints can also be used as visual aids to help demonstrate design proposals. The 3D prints on the right posed two interesting challenges. The Cabela's section model was a challenge because of its complexity and cantilevered structural elements. Understanding scale and MakerBot limitations becomes crucial with detailed models like this one. MakerBot has the ability to generate its own temporary supports for pieces that cantilever but they don't always work. I generated my own temporary structure in the computer that accommodated for these cantilevered pieces.

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Cabela's section model


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The series of 3D prints below explore different variations of hospital exam rooms. The initial idea was to create a flexible model with removable pieces for clients to experiment with different room configurations and help them visualize the space. This series of prints was challenging because pieces needed to fit together properly without being to loose or too tight. I tested printing with multiple different colors at the same time. The most successful result was the ceiling. I started printing the ceiling tile with a translucent plastic and finished with white. This gave the ceiling tiles the illusion the lights in the room were turned on .

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Thank You benjamin.bedell@huskers.unl.edu 402-699-2046

Benjamin Bedell Graduate Architecture Portfolio  

This portfolio is sampling of design projects completed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture. The projects vary in...

Benjamin Bedell Graduate Architecture Portfolio  

This portfolio is sampling of design projects completed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture. The projects vary in...

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