Brandon Fahey Academic Portfolio 2018-2019 Selected Works
Hello! My name is Brandon Fahey, I am currently a Junior attending the University of Minnesota to be graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture by May 2021. I have an easy-going nature that benefits me very well in a collaborative environment. My communication skills also play an important role in my work that help me interact with the people I work with and the people I work for. My goal is to apply my diligent mentality to situations that can produce amazing outcomes.
Brandon Fahey Education
1747 Rivercrest Rd N 55043 Lakeland, MN
Bachelor of Science in Architecture University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Expected Graduation) Spring 2021 High School Diploma Hill Murray High School Spring 2017
Lumber & Building Materials Associate Loweâ€™s, Stillwater, Minnesota Spring & Summer 2018 Responsible for coordinating orders for construction projects. Knowledge in types of lumber and types of building materials were critical. Server Alamo Drafthouse, Woodbury, Minnesota Fall 2018 until present Responsible for achieving exceptional customer satisfaction while fulfilling orders in a fast paced environment.
1519 Southeast Brook Ave 55414 Minneapolis, MN
SKILLS Software Photoshop Illustrator Rhinoceros Indesign Autocad Fabrication Basic Woodshop Basic Metal Work Hand Modeling Lasercut Personality Collaboration Creative Thinking Reliability Empathy Interests Sports Music Gaming Content Creation
STUDY OF LIGHT
PLACE OF PEACE
Project 01 || Study of Light
Project 01 || Study of Light
PROJECT 01 || STUDY OF LIGHT STUDIO I
FRACONIA SCULPTURE PARK
The idea was to create a live-work space for artists within Fraconia Sulpture Park. The design takes careful consideration of the environment around it through both its orientation and geometric compositions. The form, orientation, and materials for the living space takes inspiration from the other existing buildings on site, and the same for the studio space is inspired by the organic life surrounding it.
Light is an important element that plays within the studio space. Dapples of light peak through various skylights, which mimic the way light shines through the canopies of trees. This choice in design intends for the user to feel comfortable within the space, as if it were a projection of nature. The perimeter of the structure holds the roof with columns acting as the base of the tree.
Project 02 |
| Place of Peace
PROJECT 02 || PLACE OF PEACE STUDIO II
FATHER HENNEPIN BLUFF PARK
The act of immersing oneâ€™s self in nature has been an essential form of healing the mind for centuries. The design in a Place of Peace intends to create an experience for users to gradually transport themselves from urban life to a more primitive environment. Through a path full of trees and organic matter, the destination is a interpretive center that creates opportunites for the user to learn more about the natural life forms of Minnesota. The design provides scenic sightlines as well as a close meditative interaction with nature.
THE BASEMENT FLOOR contains a cafe space with an outdoor porch close to the water. Easy access to the river allows for users to launch and store their kayaks here. A sensorial experience opens the ears of the user. When outside on the porch area, trickles and crashes of water can be heard from the lively river.
THE FIRST FLOOR holds the main focus of the interpretation center. Containing a completely outdoor gallery space and spectator deck, as well as indoor bathrooms, classrooms, storage and an auditorium. The design favors an outdoor compostion to invite the sounds, sights, smells, and feelings of the outer world.
The journey through the intimate wooded pathway ends with an opening to the outer world for the user to spectate.
Project 04 || Circus +
The structure becomes a circus show itself, full of different effects the material creates with light, as well as intended openings for people on the street to peak into the building just enough to drive imagination of what activity could be occuring. The performance area is made with a translucent concrete called litracon, which creates a glowing lantern-like effect for the street to see at night.
PROJECT 03 || Circus + STUDIO III
WEST BROADWAY AVE
Circus+ is a community focused project that intends to create an inviting atmoshphere for people to potentially become more affiliated with a local circus community. A relationship was created with the structure and the busy street of West Broadway to influence curiousity to the people passing by. The form is separated into two different spaces based on different typologies - the performance space and the community space.
All of the performance activity occurs here. three classrooms and a main trapezium for practice, as well as lockerrooms and a large storage space.
Community space that also creates an extension of the public street for anyone to pass through and passively spectate the performers. A cafe space is also provided for supporters to lounge.
Administrative offices are here for an overseeing view of the performance space. There is also a control box that choreographs the lights and sounds.
This design creates a connection between the performers, the audience, the outside audience, and the administration where every character plays a different role in how interaction occurs. Each of these users are able to connect with one another to create a functional ecosystem within the program.
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Selected works as an undergraduate student striving to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree.