Brandon Eck Architecture Portfolio

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BRANDON ECK

SELECTED WORKS M ARCH | PRATT INSTITUTE | GAUD B ARCH | UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA | SARC 434.989.0802 BRANDONRECK7@GMAIL.COM WWW.BRANDONROBERTECK.COM


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BRANDON ECK M.ARCH PRATT INSTITUTE GAUD B.ARCH UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA SARC 434.989.0802 BRANDONRECK7@GMAIL.COM WWW.BRANDONROBERTECK.COM

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HOMES for an AERO/TERRA_tropolis | ARCH 805 | DESIGN STUDIO 5: THE FUTURE OF THE HOME Professor William Mac Donald Site: Javits Center Rooftop, NY Competition: Arch Out Loud 2021 Result: TBA Pratt Institute GAUD FALL 2021

DESCRIPTION The Aero/Terra_tropolitan citizen migrates through new thresholds of air, water, ground, and mood. These citizens experience a new immersive lifestyle which affords the participant with intensification of new adjacent localities made available from urban depopulation. The implications of their activities broadcast on to a newly derived and participant globality of aerial and naval distribution systems. The Home generates a new physiology and psychology for the Aero/Terra_tropolitan citizens which unleashes new lifestyles based on attitudes and choice, rather than a prescriptive category in the Home. It revises traditional urban/rural boundaries and re-evaluating the worth of transitory lifestyles and the Home through means of complimentary transportation, ecological, vegetal and media infrastructures. This Aero/Terra lifestyle necessitates the creation of a new aerial city limit within the old city limits, a newly volumed territory for this invented fly zone. The Home becomes a spatial boundary between agriculture and urbanity, a threshold of these systems coming together. These newly navigable 3D ports of vegetal entries, or volumed thresholds, gives access to the greatest known vertical infrastructure ever build: the elevators, their abandonment furnished by urban disbelievers in the new volumetric evolution, and polycentric distribution of this new constellation: the Aero/Terra_tropollis. 9


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RURAL/URBAN THRESHOLD

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BALLOON DIRIGIBLE FORM Balloon Dirigible Form The house’s form begins with a relatable shape to modern day airship dirigibles.

PIXEL FARM GARAGE

Pixel Farm Garage Through the form operation of pulling an external apendage bay creates a garage and mudroom for the pixel farm’s machinery and workers.

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FORM CREATION PUSH + PULL Form Creation - Push and Pull

Based on the generic balloon shape the house’s form was created by simple procedures of pushing and pulling

By removing the frontal geometry of the dirigibles from the house’s form a harmonious connection can occur between both vessels. While docking the dirigible can unload or load materials from the silo while recharging.

EXTERIOR PIXEL FARM CLADDING Exterior Cladding By simple offsetting procedures of specific portions of the home’s form allows for added protection against environmental forces while providing opportunities for the pixel farm to bleed onto the home, creating a symbiotic relationship.

DIRIGIBLE DOCKING CONNECTION PAD Dirigible Docking

STRUCTURE

Structure The form is cut longitudinally at five foot intervals that generate lightweight, cold formed steel ribs that are joined together with similar joists. The structure provides a backbone for the undulating skin in addition to providing ample support for the plant growth.


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HORIZONTAL AGRICULTURE SILO

Dirigible Docking By removing the frontal geometry of the dirigibles from the house’s form a harmonious connection can occur between both vessels. While docking the dirigible can unload or load materials from the silo while recharging.

Rethinking Agricultural Silos Due to the horizontal arrival and departure sequences of the flying dirigible the historical silo, that typically houses grain reserves, is now transformed into a horizontal storage silo that connects directly to the dirigible while allowing fresh air circulation within it.

INTERIOR PLANTERS AND GROW LIGHTS

Interior Planters Along the interior north wall a series of planters stack along the undulating walls which forms a tapistry of various species of flora all at different stages of life. A series of grow lights manage these different phases of plant life. A rain collected water tank is suspended from the ceiling where a series of pipes meander to all the planters.

OCCUPIABLE SPACE

Occupiable Space Given the complex interior geometry the human experience is molded along 1:12 sloped ramps that direct the occupants to the dirigible access door.

TRELLIS AND SHELVING Trellis and Shelving Additional symbiotic frameworks are added to the exterior cladding for various types of pixel agriculture flora to bleed on the home. The south facing trellis holds vine fruits and vegetables while the north facing shelving holds various fungi species.

FINAL FORM The Agri-Dirigible House The home rests as a deceleration point for incoming dirigibles. Spatially, the occupant transitions through space along slow, meandering pathways while passing various species and ages of flora culminating in a place to rest.

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AERO/TERRA THRESHOLD //

DIRIGIBLE DOCK

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// CHUNK MODEL

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// GENERATING MOOD

IMMATURE VEGETAL LIGHTING

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INTERIOR FLOW //

MEANDERING PATH CONNECTIONS

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// EXPLODED AXON

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SITE PLAN

// JAVITS CENTER - NY

URBAN ROOFTOP PIXEL FARMING

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GENERATIVE INTERSECTION WTE FACILITY | ARCH 704 | DESIGN STUDIO 4: INTEGRATED CONTEXTS & MEDIUMS Professor Henry Smith-Miller Team: Brandon Eck & Andrew Lane Site: Anable Basin, Queens, NY Pratt Institute GAUD SPRING 2021

DESCRIPTION Situated along the East River at the Queen’s Anable Basin, the project terraforms the coastline, inserting infrastructure for a renewable Waste to Energy (WTE) facility. Trash & recycling sorting, greenhouse cultivation, and a restaurant coalesce under an elegant roof. Seeking to be celebrated instead of hidden, this contoured roof gracefully channels rainwater and allows for open air ventilation.

Blurring the distinction between building and landscape, the project protects the equipment from flooding while opening waterfront access to the public. The project celebrates novel waste to energy technology by allowing transparency into the complex machinery for the public to witness as a spectacle of curiosity. Not only does the project include educational programs for students and the community to visit and tour, but an extensive greenhouse anchors the project to Queens where the WTE excess pressurized steam and water are used for the seasonal vegetation. The project also includes a restaurant that wraps the basin’s edge where the produce from the greenhouse is used. 31


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// ANABLE BASIN

ECOLOGICAL PARK EXTENSION

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// OVERARCHING ROOF

OPERATING COMPLEX GEOMETRY

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ORGANIZING NOVEL TRASH TECH //

WORMSEYE ANALYSIS

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GREENHOUSE SAWTOOTH GLAZED ROOF PANELS

Gross Square Footage: 26,239 Material Type: Low-E Glazing with Shades Connection Type: Sealed between Mullions

GREENHOUSE STEEL TUBE COLUMNS WITH ALUM. MULLIONS

Gross Square Footage: 18,615 Material Type: Steel Material Finish: Sand-Blasted Powder Coated Paint Branch Connection Type: Welded Column Connection Type: Steel Plate Bolted to Concrete Footer

GREENHOUSE CONCRETE FLOOR AND END WALLS

Gross Square Footage: 93,564 Material Type: Reinforced Concrete

GREENHOUSE PLUMBING SYSTEMS

Red: Hot, condensed steam transferred to humid zone Blue: Water extracted from river then filtered for vegetation, distributed along interior structure

HUNG FROSTED DOUBLE SIDED GLASS

Gross Square Footage: 31,183 Material Type: Frosted Double-Sided Glazing Connection Type: Aluminum Sadle on HSS Mullions

REINFORCED CONCRETE FOOTERS

Gross Square Footage: 20,628 Material Type: Rebar Reinforced Concrete Connection Type: Steel Plated Bolted Cap

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GENERATIVE INTERSECTION

EXTERIOR ROOF GLAZING PANELIZATION

Gross Square Footage: 218,077 Individual Glass Panel Square Footage: 71 Individual Glass Panel Dimensions: 11 x 12 x 17 Material Type: Double Sided Low-E Glass Connection Type: Point Supported Glass Spider Fittings

STEEL DIAGRID ROOF STRUCTURE

Gross Square Footage: 117,475 Material Type: Rounded HSS Node Connection Type: Prefab / Shop Welded Member Connection Type: Bolted In-Field

STEEL MULTI-BRANCH COLUMNS

Gross Square Footage: 14,642 Material Type: Steel Material Finish: Sand-Blasted Powder Coated Paint Branch Connection Type: Welded Column Connection Type: Steel Plate Bolted to Concrete Foot

UNDULATING BENT GLAZING

Gross Square Footage: 50,041 Material Type: Laminated Insualted Glass Connection Type: Steel Mullion w/ Spider Fittings

STEEL TRUSSES

Gross Square Footage: 64,214 Material Type: Steel Material Finish: Sand-blasted Power Coated Paint Connection Type: Bolted In-Field

EXPLODED SYSTEMS //

RECYCLING FOR ENERGY 43


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AIA NY CENTER OF ARCHITECTURE //

PUBLISHED WORK

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THE HIVE | ARCH 703 | DESIGN STUDIO 3: URBAN QUALITIES & MATERIALITIES Professor Thomas Leeser Team: Brandon Eck & Enrique Franco Site: Farragut Housing, Brooklyn, NY Pratt Institute GAUD FALL 2020

DESCRIPTION Pandemics disrupt everything -- even our living environments. Project Hive presents a novel approach that allows urban residents to adapt to new ways of safely inhabiting their homes by merging alpine technologies with vertical mobility for residential towers. The Hive utilizes a gondola cable system that allows private access to individual residences while connecting to nearby transportation hubs, amenities and city attractions, inherently creating safer travel experiences.

Our project evokes a technological argument for vertical unit access and initiates an architectural guideline that welcomes the residents to customize their experience to their individual preference. Each unit allows its residents to manually manipulate their exterior facades to either slide, twist or swing in orientation to create unique natural light exposure, sun shading or private terraces. Urban residents are accustomed to conventional elevators and buildings that require a fundamental design change to be adequately prepared for any and all future health crises. 55


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// SOFTWARE EFFICIENCIES

RAPID FORM CREATION 60


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RAPID PROTOTYPING //

GONDOLA VERTICAL MOBILITY

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// HUMAN SCALE

MANUAL FACADE OPERATIONS

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UNIT SECTION 1/2" = 1'-0"

OUT PROVIDE PRECAST CONC. CAP

OUT 0' - 4" TYP.

PROVIDE CONT. 1" RIGID INSULATION

UNIT LEVEL 2 39' - 11 7/16"

PROVIDE RESILIENT CONT. WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE PROVIDE STL. ANGLE FOR CONC. CAP BOLTED CONNECTION

PROVIDE ALUM. GLAZING MULLIONS, TYP.

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PROVIDE FINISH CEILING HUNG FROM TRUSS REF. LIGHTING SCHED. FOR LIGHT FIXTURES

PROVIDE 2" INSUALTED GLAZING

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PROVIDE 3/4" SUBFLOOR & FINISH FLOOR PROVIDE 3 1/2" INSULATION INBETWEEN FLOOR SLEEPERS

ALLOW 3" CLEAR SPACE FOR FIN TUBE. REFER TO MEP DWGS AND SPECS FOR PRODUCT DATA

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PROVIDE MTL. FLASHING

PROVIDE PRECAST CONC. CAP W/ DRIP EDGE AT BOTTOM

REFER TO STRUC. DWGS FOR REBAR ATTACHMENTS FOR HUNG CONC. SLAB PROVIDE RESILIENT CONT. WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE PROVIDE 1" CONT. RIGID INSULATION PROVIDE CEMENT BOARD W/ PLASTER SKIM COAT FINISH

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PROVIDE RAISED TEAK DECK W/ SLEEPERS 2 A501

PROVIDE SLOPED CONC. DECK AND WATER DRAIN. REF. MEP DWGS FOR PRODUCT DATA AND SPECS.

PROVIDE 36" MIN. GLASS HANDRAIL W/ WD. TOP

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PROVIDE PRECAST CONC. CAP UNIT LEVEL 1 29' - 11 7/16"

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DETAILING AESTHETICS

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THE SHARD // RESKINNED | ARCH 7013C | MEDIA III: COMMUNICATIONS Professor Robert Cervellione Site: London, UK Pratt Institute GAUD SPRING 2021

DESCRIPTION Renzo Piano’s Shard Tower reskinned from concepts derived from Thom Mayne’s Phare Tower. This seminar explored the used of technologies to deploy massive facade operations and analysis’. Materials - stainless steel mesh panels attached to a powder coated aluminum frame that attaches to the existing steel and concrete structure of the building.

Geometric Grid Type - the grid chosen is a skewed rectangular grid consisting of simple curves that stretch the height of the building with each offsetting away from another at two feet along the widths of each vertical surface. System Type - the stainless steel polygonal mesh panels are 5’ x 10’ and get duplicated along the vertical geometric grid lines. Unit Variation - there are three different panel conditions which are primarily decided based on the building’s program, but are also heavily influenced by solar radiation and wind. 87


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// LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT

SOFTWARE EFFICIENCIES

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OCCUPIABLE SNOW FENCE | ARCH 3010 | ARCTIC DESIGN GROUP: RETHINKING FUNDAMENTALS Professor Matthew Jull Site: Barrow, AK University of Virginia SARC FALL 2014

DESCRIPTION The Arctic region is categorized as an extreme environment. What it takes to live in such an environment requires an in-depth understanding of what the Arctic contains and how we can passively harness and utilize it. For this Arctic Studio we did an intensive study of various conditions regarding the Arctic region. We then took these researched concepts of light, heat, airflow, precipitation, and site to formulate a design of an occupiable space that responds to the environment. My design was focused around a snow fence, an existing infrastructure that manages snow pile up along roadways, that harnesses the Arctic region’s powerful wind and snow forces. Utilizing a tubular arrangement allows for a reinterpretation of how a snow fence operates, ultimately turning a static and repetitive structure into a dynamic and organic spatial experience for users. My Occupiable Snow Fence argues for a reinterpretation of traditional Arctic infrastructures and technologies and applying them to a cultural center point that is used for educational purposes. 103


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amount of heat transfered through different thickness of material

crater landscape

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electric ions

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2 barriers

concepts: house barriers have an issue with retaining heat. providing interior heat barrier results in air circulation which presents forces of air that prevent retention

light rays

wet air

concave lenses

skis

town wheel-skis 3:

plastic film

clapboard

aluminum

stucco

oil based paint 50%

bricks

water proof wood

shingles

tundra tires moisture content comparison

program|logistics|water transport

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program|logistics|tradition

air transport: used for extremely remote areas; towns surrounded by mountain ranges primarily where land/water access is limited/nonexistent

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30%

materials

10% mountain peaks

air flow

sunlight

heat capacity

types of landing gearrv

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dry air

80%

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roofing deteriorates from solar heating

vapour barrier: water vapour travels in air to locations of high-low moisture contents (molecular diffusion). barriers consist of small holes to impede migration

high cost

continual rotation frozen ground

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shaped light on summer solstice 6:00pm

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primitive hunting weapons

arctic fuel

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snow

russia

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alaska

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damming caribou migration

rection from snow load

fuel

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pacific compression from snow load

water transport: relying on rainy seasons for proper water levels-high precipitation

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tradition: hunter and gatherer; following program|owner|jurisdictions

game seasonally. nomadic lifestyles. traveling logistics were about keeping the bare minimum of equiptment

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packaging: shipping materials have more than usual significance. different types of materials can be shippedin differed forms (plastic wrapped, pressed packages, crate).

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thermal barrier: slows the transfer of heat to the outside. insulation doesnt stop heat, it slows it down. excess insulation>expense of heating fuel

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wind flow

shaped light on summer solstice 12:00pm

dockless shores

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river

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mteal

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wood

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sea lanes clear of ice: foundation

plastic

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air pulling

following summer

water

threshold line

structure

air pushing

air flow

air flow

foam

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manual force

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program|owner|project costs

program|logistics|procurement

Project Impact: Whole communities face the fact that total strangers build project vital to their devolopment as a society strangers

locals

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frame

final clapboard wall deformation

clapboard wall deformation

initial clapboard wall section

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to avoid this use flexible joints

program|logistics|storage and accommodation

air barrier: essential to the preservation and lasting health of exterior materials. air currents are the chief “villan” of material decay

liquid

finalization

problem: difficulty of placing materials in the right place at the right time. completing projects on time reduces total construction cost

community

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rain screen wind direction

leaks results in cold season to hold frozen water under the shelters floorboards

arctic

rain barrier: prevents the envelope assemcommunication

bly and structure of getting wet. air pressures affect rain barriersprogram|barriers|barrier so air barriers are crucial to their effectiveness

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air shaft form

locations

insulation thicknesses

project costs: remote locations have high procurement: building materials; manufacoperating, maintenance, and tradeprogram|barriers|problem costs tored at low latitudes, shipped to high in regards to materials and labor staff latitudes-procurement period

stack effect

geostationary satelite

limited cell only large cities dish

storage and accommodation: building materials may be able to survice harsh winter conditions if properly packaged; more insulated packaging=longer life span

warm air

iceberg

rain flow

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voice

video

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barrier locations:thermal, air, vapour, and rain.

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section of a typical northen climate shelter

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fax

communication: vital to building construction. communication specialists are no longer needed in remote locations-very little education is needed to operate these forms of communicaiton

dry air

state change progression

Problem: house barriers have an issue with retaining heat. providing interior heat results in air circulation which presents forces of air that prevent retention

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PERFORMANCE SHED | ARCH 4010 | THE JOINT STUDIO Professor Ed Ford Site: MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH University of Virginia SARC FALL 2015

DESCRIPTION The Joint Studio focused on researching and modeling various types of architectural / and structural joints. Our task was to develop a novel or composite joint system that could generate a dynamic performance space for an existing site at the MacDowell Colony. My Performance Shed demonstrates a hanging floor system that utilizes a series of specialized joints that allow for flexibility while leaving the natural environment underneath it untouched. This joint system creates columnless spaces underneath while maximizing the flexibility for a dynamic performance and seating area above.

The floating stage and seating platforms can be raised or lowered, ultimately allowing for flexibility in the performance area. An existing outdoor amphitheater lies adjacent to my Performance Shed where a movable stage system can roll along tracks to invigorate the historical aspects of the site. This stage can be used for both indoor and outdoor performances. The shed includes a residence in the lower level that allows the MacDowell Colony resident complete seclusion in order for their individual work to be solely focused on. This privacy is completed with the full operation of metal louvers that encompass the sheds exterior glazing. 123


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THE DAM HOUSE | ARCH 4020 | INDEPENDENT THESIS STUDIO Professor WG Clark Site: Waterways University of Virginia SARC SPRING 2016

DESCRIPTION How do we design in active environments, specifically waterways, while exploiting their natural powers without harming the natural ecosystems? The Dam House is a singlefamily home that generates hydroelectric energy from any waterway: stream, creek, river, or ocean. The house promotes a dialogue of placement, whether it be sited alone or within a community along a waterway anywhere in the world.

The home clings to the edge of a waterway and diverts water into a retention pond where flowing water strikes multiple hydroelectric, cross-flow turbines, generating energy that is transmitted to the home’s battery supply, which in turns provides the home with sustainable and substantial power year around. The retention pond diversion from the main course of the waterway allows for the natural ecosystem within the waterway to be unaffected unlike traditional dams. The Dam House’s residents enter the property over the churning water as it passes into the dam and further to the sluice channel. The home is laid out spatially so that the occupants are required to traverse outside in order to enter new programmatic spaces, in an effort to better connect the user to their natural environment. 141


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LENAPE LIBRARY | ARCH 3020 | CHELSEA LIBRARY STUDIO Professor Karen Van Lengen Site: Chelsea, NY University of Virginia SARC SPRING 2015

DESCRIPTION Located in Chelsea, Manhattan, the objective for the New York Studio was to design a public library that was to be situated between two NYCHA, low-income housing buildings. After researching the site along with multiple site visits I discovered that the once native Lenape Indian tribe once occupied it and had inhabited the chosen site. After analyzing historic maps taken from the Welikia Project I discovered that a river had flowed directly through the site thousands of years ago. From this, I directly informed my library design by marking the historical attributes of the original landscape in design elements, such as the rolling landscape roof made from poured concrete as well as a central skylight system resembling the ancient river’s meandering curves. As users circulate the library they progress down under the rolling roof system and into the reading areas and stacks, where along the base level are shops and educational areas. The Lenape Library enacts as a communal center that shares intentions with the NYCHA housing for improved resources and amenities.

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MLK MEMORIAL LIBRARY REVITALIZING MIES VAN DER ROHE’S MLK LIBRARY Position Project Designer, BIM Coordinator Responsibilites HABS & CD documentation, BIM management, and CA (RFIs, CCDs, ASIs, Field Reports, and Site Visits) Status: Complete Size: 450,000 SF Program: Public Library Address: 901 G Street NW, Washington, DC LEED Silver DESCRIPTION Mies van der Rohe constructed the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in 1972 in Washington, D.C. It serves as the Districts Downtown Central Library. Overtime it received substantial wear-and-tear and required revitalization. Martinez and Johnson Architecture + Mecanoo were chosen to complete a full redesign and renovation of the landmark building. I was honored to be chosen to digitally draft the building’s Historic American Building Survey (HABS) drawings. I produced plans, elevations, sections and details of the existing building before renovation and printed them on archival bond paper for the HABS documentation. These efforts are now located in the United States Archives for future generations to have the opportunity to relive and study Mies’s famous D.C. library celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. 179


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STEVENS SCHOOL RENOVATING A NATIONALLY HISTORIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Position Lead Project Designer, BIM Coordinator Responsibilites SD-CA documentation, BIM management, client/contractor/consultant relations Status: Complete Size: 40,000 SF Program: Pre-K 3/4 & Daycare Address: 1050 21st Street, Washington, DC LEED Gold DESCRIPTION My role in this project was to design, document and manage the entire school’s renovation from SD-CA phases of design and construction. I was in charge of all BIM and information being past from design consultants, contractors and our client while selecting all finishes for both the interior (floor, walls, ceiling, light fixtures, furniture, etc.) and exterior (masonry, steel, windows, doors, etc.). This historic 1868 school had to be upgraded to twenty-first century codes and regulations alongside massive abatement procedures. This was achieved through constant communication with DCRA, DCPS, DGS, HPRB, and HPO in the District to assure proper permits were received in order to keep the project on schedule. The project achieved LEED Gold. Unlike many project the school was separated into two design packages: an Interior and Exterior that involved two different contractors. My role included managing both contractors among eight design consultants to assure the correct information was being received and processed to achieve our design intent amVTong a heavily constrained budget. 187


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KITE BEACH PAC DESIGNING A WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE FACILITY Position Lead Project Designer, BIM Coordinator Responsibilites SD-DD documentation, BIM management, 3D modeling/visualization Status: TBD Size: 140,000 SF Program: Performing Arts Center & Hotel Address: Dubai, UAE

DESCRIPTION The Kite Beach theater is located adjacent to a historic fishing village. Fisherman in this region have used sailboats which have a particular curve. Given Dubai’s intense heat the primary design decision was to utilize this sailboat precedent for a curving marquee shading device that connects the performance venue to the hotel. The main performance venue seats 5,000 while the smaller multi-purpose venue seats 400. The building’s entrance is protected from the harsh solar rays by a massive perforated metal mesh that sits atop slender columns. As the curving sail shade twists open at the theaters entrance it begins to wrap flush with the face of the building, looking as if the theater was setting sail. My responsibilities for this project was to design the entire facility based on our clients needs with weekly desk crits from my firm’s two partners. I produced the presentations,

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SUNKEN GARDEN WORLD CLASS, HEAVY TIMBER, OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE VENUE Position Lead Project Designer Responsibilites SD-DD documentation and 3D modeling/visualization Status: Under Construction Size: 170,000 SF Program: Performing Arts Address: Sunken Garden, San Antonio, TX DESCRIPTION My role for this outdoor amphitheater proposal was to design a wavy, heavy timber canopy that evoked what a 21st century outdoor performance venue could be in the wake of the heavy timber engineering advancements. I was in charge of all 3D modeling, renderings and presentations. After designing about a dozen design options, in collaboration with our structural engineer design consultants and desk crits with my firm’s partners, I resulted in a final form that appeared weightless while framing the proscenium in powerful moments along the sloped lawn beyond the canopy. The design includes heavy timber, glulam truss members along the ribs of the canopy and curved arches at the ends. The design was unanimously approved by our client and is currently under construction.

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ECK RESIDENCE REDESIGN | CHARETTE | CONTEMPORARY REDESIGN OF A 1960’s HOUSE Status Budget Under Review Site: Lake Monticello, VA Program: Single-Family Residential Size: 4,800 SF SUMMER 2021 DESCRIPTION Located on an acre lot alongside Lake Monticello’s waterfront sits a contemporary residence that takes advantage of seamless views towards the water. The house utilizes an exterior curtainwall insulated glass system alongside the North façade, while the remaining sides use sturdy concrete walls that provide thermal insulation. The home is separated from a garage and music studio by two cross bridges that bring the occupants outside before they transition into the adjacent spaces. This middle zone is lush with coniferous flora for year-round vegetation that serves as an natural buffer from the various programmatic zones of the home. Both pieces of the architecture allow for roof access where green spaces can be enjoyed alongside the magnificent views outward to the lake and surrounding countryside. This project was completed in a 48 hour charrette that included sketching, 3D modeling and high-quality render production. 215


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PEAK | AIA VIRGINIA PRIZE | THE ROCKY FORGE WIND FARM Result Finalist Site: Botetourt County, VA University of Virginia SARC FALL 2015

DESCRIPTION The University of Virginia School of Architecture annually competes in the AIA Virginia Prize Design Competition. The 2016 prompt was focused around a wind farm located in Southwest Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The project was to include 20 wind turbines and an education facility that would allow a harmonious connection between the observer and the surrounding environment. The exercise stated three main requirements: a 360 degree panoramic view, a museum space that holds a full size blade from a wind turbine, and an amphitheater for educational purposes. My project allowed the occupant to always have sightlines in all cardinal directions while highlighting an axial view north to the vast turbine array. The 150 foot turbine blade is located as the interlocking piece sectionally, and an outdoor amphitheater is situated within the circular courtyard.

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PROTOTYPE ALPHA // HEAVY TIMBER | CHARETTE | CODE RESTRICTED HEAVY TIMBER DESIGN Status TBD Site: New York, NY Program: Multi-Family Residential Size: 30,000 SF SUMMER 2021 DESCRIPTION This 48 hour charrette encompassed researching the current code restrictions pertaining to heavy timber design in New York City. The first prototype examines how heavy timber can allow for residents to experience the beautiful essence of wood in an urban environment. The punctured moments involves the glazing to push and pull from the heavy timber framing, emphasizing the user experience of expanding space. The second prototype explores the use of a simplified heavy timber framed grid that expands for semi-stable land, such as the beach, to the not-so-stable land, such as the ocean. The rigidity of this heavy timber grid in all axis’ perform alike to piers that hold up in even the toughest coastal storms. The second prototype desires to be open-minded and allows the user to create their own spatial experiences within the stuttered vessel.

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WAEC | STARTUP | AUTONOMOUS GROUND DRONE DELIVERY + LOGISITICS Position Cofounder Offices: Washington, DC & Boston, MA Raised Capital: $100,000 Employees: 17 2016 - 2019

DESCRIPTION Waec (WAY-eh-ck ) was a technology startup that developed autonomous delivery technology. Our first product was an autonomous ground drone that was able to safely and efficiently deliver local food-sale, convenience and retail items to urban residential areas at a fraction of the cost compared to standard delivery services. We provided quick, low cost, and sustainable deliveries for dense urban and metro areas. Our ground drones travelled on sidewalks and crosswalks at a walking speed of 4 mph, carried a payload up to 20 pounds, and had a delivery range of 3 miles before needing to recharge at our patented charging station. Our prototypes included a plethora of sensors along with a robust operating code that was developed in-house from our team of talented, industry leading engineers. During this venture I spearheaded three patents, all of which pertained to creating faster, more efficient systems and methods for autonomous drone delivery - air and ground. Throughout the venture we employed 17 engineers, developed three working prototypes, had over 100 interested clients and produced a functioning delivery app.

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ECKS LANDSCAPING PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AND CONTRACTING SERVICES Position Chief Designer + Contractor Site: Lake Monticello, VA 2008 - 2016 DESCRIPTION At the age of fifteen I started my own landscaping company that served my community of primarily elderly residents. My projects initially ranged from basic property maintenance jobs and evolved over my eight years in business into a landscape architecture small service where I provided full property designs, labor and material distribution. I employed additional laborers for large jobs otherwise I provided the labor myself. During this venture of mine I developed my skillsets in woodworking, sustainable property maintenance, client relations, natural water runoff management, hardscape construction and landscape design involving horticultural placement and preservation. I had a full set of tools and machines at my disposal but would sometimes require professional woodshop machinery that my high school had in their woodshop where they allowed and trusted me to use and even provided me a key to use after school hours. This first venture in my life generated a strong passion to continue working with my design skillset in much larger scales and ultimately influenced my decision to enroll in architecture school.

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FREEDOM BY DESIGN | AIAS + NCARB | COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM Position Project Manager Chapter: University of Virginia Sites: Charlottesville, VA 2014 - 2016

DESCRIPTION The University of Virginia architecture school offered the opportunity for students to pursue community service where design can be applied to practical, real-world projects for the surrounding Charlottesville, VA region. My first two years at UVA I was a part of the program at an assistant laborer position and was elected into project manager for my last two years in the program. My roles and responsibilities were to meet and acquire clients while providing design and management leadership for the projects. I taught lessons of basic construction such as plumb concrete footer pouring, proper and safe operation of woodshop machinery, ADA slope grading and paver placement, and load requirements for small foot bridges based on lumber properties. This opportunity allowed me to receive design and hands-on experience in a college setting that gave back to the community which has propelled me since in the field of architecture.

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CV

BRANDON ECK

| CURRICULUM VITAE

434.989.0802 BRANDONRECK7@GMAIL.COM WWW.BRANDONROBERTECK.COM SKILLS

3D MODELING _Rhino _Grasshopper _Revit _Dynamo _SketchUp

EDUCATION

RENDERING / ANIMATION

DRAWING / EDITING

_Lumion _TwinMotion _Enscape _V-Ray _Keyshot _Maxwell

_QGIS _AutoCAD _Adobe Photoshop _Adobe Illustrator _Adobe InDesign _Adobe Premier _Adobe After Effects

FABRICATION

OTHER

_Hand Modeling _Woodworking _Laser Cutting _3D Printing _CNC Milling _3-Axis Robotic Arm

_Videography _Photography _Microsoft Excel _Microsoft Word _Autodesk Flow _Climate Consultant _Garage Band

PRATT INSTITUTE | GAUD First-Professional Masters of Architecture Spring 2022 | Cumulative GPA 3.95 | Advanced Standing Scholarships 2020 - 2022 NCARB & RIBA Accrediation

UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA | SARC Bachelor of Science of Architecture Minor in Landscape Architecture Spring 2016

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OTJ ARCHITECTS | previously MARTINEZ + JOHNSON ARCHITECTURE Project Designer | Washington, DC | August 2016 - August 2020 Specialized in restoration and adaptive-reuse of historic structures including: planning and designing world-class theaters, performing arts venues, churches, schools and libraries. Had autonomy on numerous projects with experience on 21 projects. I was in charge of a 40,000 SF historic renovation of a D.C. elementary school’s (Stevens School) DD - CA phases and lead project coordination between client, contractors and consultants.

REID ARCHITECTURE PLLC Project Designer | Brooklyn, NY | May 2021 - Present I am currently assisting project design, development and visualization for over nine projects ranging in scale and program from retail store design to ground-up Hampton house design. My roles and responsibilities are to lead 3D modeling and visualization for client presentations. I have had autonomy on the entire design of certain projects that have been unanimously approved by the firms partner and clients.

BEYOND CATEGORY DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT Lead Project Designer, BIM Manager | Washington, DC | October 2019 - October 2020 I was approached by a client of the Stevens School project while at OTJ Architects to lead the design and documentation of a 3,000 SF house renovation and addition in Washington, D.C. I received approval from OTJ management to take on the project after hours. My responsibilities were to complete a full existing conditions survey, create an existing conditions Revit model, produce design options for weekly client meetings while collaborating in tandem with structural and MEP engineers. The project is currently under construction.

SPECTOR GROUP Architectural Intern | New York, NY | May 2015 - August 2015 My roles and responsibilities were to develop client presentations involving Revit modeling, BIM management, drawing production and perspective renderings. Over the course of my internship I worked on five NYC projects ranging in different phases of design involving site surveys, construction progress reports and design presentations among personal mentorship from the firm’s founding partner.

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BONSTRA HARESIGN Architectural Extern | Washington, DC | December 2015 - January 2016 During my limited time at this firm over a winter break in undergraduate school I was able to learn extensively about reisdential and commerical design in Washington, D.C., spending most of my time with one of the two partners of the firm. I was able to lead the design of an ornamental fireplace for a high-end residential home after meeting with the client.

WAEC LLC Cofounder and CEO | Washington, DC & Boston, MA | October 2016 - September 2019 While working full-time at Martinez & Johnson Architecture I cofounded an autonomous ground drone delivery and logisitics startup that raised over $100,000 within three years while employing a team of 17 involving robotics, AI, deep learning and mechanical engineers. During this intensive personal venture of mine I developed my skillsets in management, leadership, fundraising, robotics, artificial intelligence, delivery logisitics, product manufacturing, client relations, and intellectual property. I spearheaded the startups fundraising and won first place at pitch competitions and was awarded a trip to pitch at a private equity forum in NYC to raise our $2m seed round.

ECKS LANDSCAPING Chief Designer & Contractor | Lake Monticello, VA | May 2008 - August 2016 At the age of fifteen I started my own landscaping company that served my community of primarily elderly residents. My projects intially ranged from basic property maintenance jobs and evolved over my eight years in business into a landscape architecture small service where I provided full property designs, labor and material distribution. I employed additional laborers for large jobs otherwise I provided the labor myself.

EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCE

FREEDOM by DESIGN Project Manager | Charlottesville, VA | August 2014 - May 2016 AIAS - NCARB student led community service organization.

SIGMA ALPHA MU Social Chair | Charlottesville, VA | August 2013 - May 2016 Organized and managed extravagent social events while maintaining a limited budget.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

PATENT NO. : 9,975,651 Transfer Station for Transferring Containers Between Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Ground Vehicles Methods of transferring reusable containers between UAVs and UGVs through the use of a ground station

PATENT NO. : 10,647,508 Storage Station for Storing Containers Transported by Unmanned Vehicles Methods of storing reusable containers retreived from UAVs and UGVs through the use of a ground station

PATENT APPLICATION NO. : 16/175,178 (pending) System and Method for Autonomous Shipping Autonomous shipping system for transporting packages with a plurality of service drones and stations

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RELEVANT PROJECTS

LIST OF OTJ ARCHITECTS RELEVANT PROJECTS 1. STEVENS SCHOOL 16. CREDIT UNION HOUSE PROJECT DESIGNER (SD) LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER & BIM MANAGER (DD-CA) WASHINGTON, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. 17. GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE THEATER 2. MLK MEMORIAL LIBRARY PROJECT DESIGNER (SD) PROJECT DESIGNER & BIM MANAGER (CD-CA) NAPLES, FL WASHINGTON, D.C. 18. UNION STAGE 3. CINCINNATI MUSIC HALL PROJECT DESIGNER (SD-DD) PROJECT DESIGNER (CA) THE WHARF, WASHINGTON, D.C. CINCINNATI, IL 19. THUNDER VALLEY CASINO RESORT (TVCR) 4. ALAMEDA THEATRE PROJECT DESIGNER (SD-CD) PROJECT DESIGNER & BIM MANAGER (DD-CD) LINCOLN, CA SAN ANTONIO, TX 5. SUNKEN GARDEN THEATER PROJECT DESIGNER & BIM MANAGER (SD-DD) SAN ANTONIO, TX 6. MARYLAND THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (MTPA) LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER (SD-DD) ANNAPOLIS, MD 7. NASHUA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (NPAC) PROJECT DESIGNER (SD-DD) NASHUA, NH 8. 512 10TH ST. NW PROJECT DESIGNER (DD-CD) WASHINGTON, D.C. 9. WEBSTER HALL PROJECT DESIGNER (CD-CA) NEW YORK, NY 10. THE NFL EXPERIENCE PROJECT DESIGNER (CD-CA) TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, NY 11. LIME KILN THEATRE LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER (SD-DD) LEXINGTON, VA 12. KITE BEACH THEATER LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER & BIM MANAGER (SD-DD) DUBAI, UAE 13. NATIONAL CITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH (NCCC) PROJECT DESIGNER (SD-DD) WASHINGTON, D.C. 14. M&T BANK PAVILION THEATER PROJECT DESIGNER & BIM MANAGER (SD-CD) BALTIMORE, MD 15. CHASE BANK PROJECT DESIGNER (SD) RICHMOND, VA

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REID ARCHITECTURE

OTJ ARCHITECTS - PROPOSALS / RFPS

20. AMYRIS - BIOSSANCE RETAIL POP-UP LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER MIAMI, FL 21. AMYRIS - NYC BIOSSANCE STORE PROJECT DESIGNER MEATPACKING, NEW YORK, NY 22. AMYRIS - UK BIOSSANCE STORE PROJECT DESIGNER LONDON, UK 23. AMAGANSETT HOUSE PROJECT DESIGNER AMAGANSETT, NY 24. MENOKIN GUEST HOUSE PROJECT DESIGNER WARSAW, VA 25. MENOKIN GATHERING HOUSE PROJECT DESIGNER WARSAW, VA 26. 29 E 64TH ST. KITCHEN LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK, NY 27. DITMAS PARK BATHROOM PROJECT DESIGNER BROOKLYN, NY 28. FLEETON HOUSE PROJECT DESIGNER FLEETON, VA 29. ROUND TOP POOL HOUSE LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER ROUND TOP, TX 30. SAG HARBOR HOUSE PROJECT DESIGNER SAG HARBOR, NY 31. STONE RIDGE HOUSE PROJECT DESIGNER STONE RIDGE, NY

1. SHORT TERM FAMILY HOUSING - WARD 1 PROPOSAL LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER WASHINGTON, D.C. 2. THOMAS WOLFE AUDITORIUM PROJECT DESIGNER ASHEVILLE, NC 3. LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION COUNCIL (LSAC) PROJECT DESIGNER NEWTOWN, PA 4. SWISS EMBASSY LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER WASHINGTON, D.C. 5. AL SHARQ CROSSING PROJECT VISUALIZATIONS IN COLLAB WITH MJTX & GENSLER DOHA, UAE

BEYOND CATEGORY & DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 32. HILLCREST HOUSE LEAD PROJECT DESIGNER & BIM MANAGER WASHINGTON, D.C.

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