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Bronwyn Charlton, M. Arch

WORK SAMPLE architecture + design

selected work 2010 - 2013


6260 Cates, Apt. 2W St. Louis, MO 63130 T 919.949.5768

BRONWYN CHARLTON

bronwyn.charlton@gmail.com www.bronwyncharlton.com http://foxklock.tumblr.com

EDUCATION

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts | Washington University, St. Louis M.Arch expected December, 2013

GPA : 3.8

University of California | Irvine, CA MA, Political Theory, 2010

University of North Carolina | Chapel Hill, NC

BA, Biology, Bio-Ethics and Highest Honors in Creative Writing, 2006

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS Desmond E. Lee Scholar, 2013-2014 Desmond E. Lee Scholar, 2012-2013 Desmond E. Lee Scholar, 2011-2012 Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 work published in Approach (Washington University Press) Bruce Lindsay Scholar, 2010-2011 Full Fellowship at UC Irvine (2008-2010) Highest Honors in Creative Writing (2006) Suzanne Bolch Award Summer Writing Stipend (2008) SKILLS AND INTERESTS Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Maxwell Render, VRAY, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Model Making, GIS, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Drafting, Sketching, Writing, Public Speaking, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint


EMPLOYMENT

Summer Intern | Perkins + Will

Atlanta, GA : Summer 2013

Interned in science and technology. Schematic design: floor plans, room data sheets, program narratives, renderings, site analysis and diagrams, massing concept drawings, 3-D printed client visualizations for room configurations

Teaching Assistant | Washington University

Spring 2013

318 core studio teaching assistant. Duties include giving desk crits, participating in design reviews, and providing software training, model building techniques, and representation techniques

Senior Teaching Assistant | Washington University

Fall 2012

Senior teaching assistant for the required core History/Theory class for all incoming M.Arch 3+ students. Generated curriculum for a seminar entitled “Priorities in Architecture� -- a review of non-traditional and socially oriented architectural approaches

Summer Intern | Bionic Landscape

San Franciso, CA : Summer 2012

Worked closely with the principle of Bionic, Marcel Wilson, to realize a proposal for a 2,200 sq. ft. brownfield site as part of the Blue-Greenway in San Francisco. Bionic recieved commissions for the Blue-Greenway proposals in fall 2012

Teaching Assistant | Washington University

Fall 2011

Taught sections of the core history/theory class, Concepts and Principles

Teaching Assistant | University of California Taught discussions sections and writing and editing.

Irvine, CA : 2008 - 2010

Technical Training & Assistance Coordinator | UNC Hospital

2007-2008

TPEP (Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program). Managed grantees of NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund

Founder/Owner | The Terrible Adventure Designs

Made and sold clothing and toys online and through a local boutique

VOLUNTEER WORK

St. Louis ASLA : Student Chapter WASHU Volunteer Activities Coordinator Alberti : Architecture for Young People Invited Lecturer

Chapel Hill, NC : 2006-2008

COMPETITIONS

Sukkah City STL (design partner Linda Levin) : Fall 2011. One of 10 winning teams. Design built on Washington University campus.


Twitcher : eco-lodge 611(SP 2013) : Conditions, Olympic Rainforest, WA Critic : Angel Alonso Using liminality both as a material and spatial condition, this design for a transformable, low-impact, and scalable, semipermanent structure hovers above the forest floor, providing basic amenities and protected sleeping space to nature lovers, twitchers, fishermen, hunters, and adventurers. Located in the Olympic National Park temperate rainforest, the structure takes innovative advantage of basic physics, using tension, compression, and mass to create a stable aerial environment. Stablization materials can be gathered on site, and their patina richly adorns this environment of delicate suspension.

ENDANGERED MARBLED MURRELET


N QUEETS RIVER OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

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INVENTING AND TESTING A STRUCTUAL LOGIC PARABOLIC, MESH 12 m

PARABOLIC, PINCHED

+ MASS

+ MASS

9m

6m

3m

COMPRESSIBLE RING OF STEEL PIPE

=

STEEL PIPES IN COMPRESSION BETWEEN TWO TREES MESH DENSITY AND FILL

CABLE TENSION TO OTHER TREES

SCALE : 1” = 1 M

CURVED SEAM JOINING

THE ADDITION OF MASS STABILIZES THE SYSTEM

RETAINING WALL MESH ROLL 91M X 4M CORNER JOINING

Section

rhino model + autocad + illustrator


Rendering Rendering

rhino model + maxwell render + photoshop

rhino model + maxwell render + autocad + photoshop

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Terra : fluxus 419 (FA 2011) : Core Studio Housing, St. Louis, MO Critic : Stephen Mueller Urban landscapes of the modern era cannot afford to dismiss the dialectical nature of post-industrial urbanism. Positioning itself at the intersection of ideas about nature, industry, and domesticity, this project uses visual and material languages that combine the wild with the ordered, the optimized with the chaotic. Located at the intersection of South Broadway and Elwood St. in St. Louis, Missouri the 111,800 sq. ft. site is host to a 44,000 sq. ft. multi-family housing project with studio/work spaces and one, two, and three bedroom units.

Terrace/Garden/Natural Space

Site Plan

Public/Shopfront/Industrial Space

Skin Diagram

Highrise/Interior/Domestic Space

rhino + google earth + photoshop


Section

60’

autoCAD + illustrator + rhino

A

Axonometric

A

physical model + illustrator + photoshop

A

Street Elevation bronwyn.charlton@gmail.com rhino + photoshop + illustrator


Fluid : edge Landscape Studio (FA 2012) : St. Louis, MO Critic : Kees Lokman The Mississippi is a “working river�. Flanked by heavy industry, there is little to no informal waterfront access to the river, and the erosion of its historical peninsulas and islands by river infrastructure has destroyed local ecosystems. This landscape harkens back to the original drama of the shoreline and dynamic ecosystems of flux, recognizing and respecting the full history of the site, its industrial traces, and its immediate economic opportunities.

Aerial Perspective

Most existing structures are repurposed and the 50,000 sq. ft. site contains a public nursery, a fountain plaza, an events center, a market hall, a flood pulse ecosystem, and a cypress grove.

rhino + photoshop + autoCAD + illustrator

wetland decline by 87% + prairie decline by 99% + aquatic ecosystem health and species decline


Plan photoshop + autoCAD + illustrator

Section A

photoshop + rhino + illustrator

Section B

B

photoshop + autoCAD + illustrator

Rendering of Mown Traces

A

photoshop

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Fluid : edge

Still Aquatic

Flood pulse deposits and slow moving water make for fertile soil and important nesting sites for many Missouri fauna.

Schoenoplectus hallii

Wetland

Seasonal flooding supports huge biodiversity and semi-aquatic environment provides protection to multiple species.

Schoenoplectus hallii

Pallid Sturgeon

Schoenoplectus hallii

Tomanthera auriculata

Sink Hole

Created when water dissolves limestone, this Karst topography plays host to specialized limestone loving species.

Carex decomposita

Swamp Rabbit

American Bittern


Section Cut on Plan

High Water, Flood Surge 30 ft

Mid Water, Flood Surge 20 ft

Original Topography

Wet Prairie

Occasional flooding occurs with heavy rainfall and supports both wetland and prairie species.

Echinodorus tenellus

Platanhera leucophaea

Bluebell Dragonfly

Mesic Prairie

Temperate grassland fed primarily by urban runoff and rainfall. Well drained soil supports grasses, shrubs, and herbs rather than trees.

Asclepias meadii

Sporobolus heterolepis

Castilleja coccinea

Prairie Chicken bronwyn.charlton@gmail.com


Buoyancy : n.o.l.a. 318 (SP 2011) : Research Center, New Orleans Critic : Igor Marjanovic Finding opportunity in the wet and humid conditions of New Orleans, this structure’s form and performance derives from a study of radiolarians. This floating structure uses an inflatable skin to accommodate seasonal water level changes by raising and lowering as needed -- inflated the structure is air-tight; deflated cross ventilation is possible. Smaller, inflatable podunits detach from the primary structure and act as mobile labs. The three-tiered skin has a reflective component, deflecting heat from the sun and blurring the boundaries between structure and environment.

Plan and Sections

This 20,000 sq. ft. program includes a conference center, research lab units, a theater, a cafeteria, and classrooms.

rhino + autoCAD + illustrator

conceptual studies

physical model


Floating Rendering Skin Layers with Inflation

Natural Ventilation System

Flood, Average, Dry Activation

rhino + maxwell render + photoshop

rhino + illustrator + photoshop

rhino + illustrator

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Heliotrope Fall 2011, Sukkah City STL Competition Built Work Designed with partner Linda Levin, this Sukkah City STL competition entry was one of 10 designs chosen to be built on Washington University, St. Louis campus. The competition was open and international. Heliotrope utilizes the experience of light and darkness, through a gradient of translucency and opacity, to explore how the fluidity of the human experience mediates physical, cultural, and spiritual boundaries. Formally, Heliotrope utilizes a spiral plan in conjunction with vertical panels changing in elevation not only to direct the users’ focus upward, but also to emphasize the transition from ground to sky; from the rootedness of the earth to the ephemerality of the heavens.


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One-Cut Chair Furniture Design (SP 2012) : Chair Critic : Julie Tolvanen Based on principles gained from studying design and fabrication techniques of master Finnish furniture designers, the One-Cut chair combines the most comfortable elements of these famous chairs into one lounging chair. At a total height of only 28”, the One-Cut chair is designed to be placed in a living room setting as an option for a guest who would not prefer to sink into a large sofa. An asymmetical curved back provides an arm rest and a sense of security. The “cutout” allows a user to sit either backwards or forwards in the chair. The chair is fabricated with 5 layers of bent plywood and welded steel pipe legs.

HOW TO DESIGN A COMFORTABLE CHAIR: 1

2 digitize a designer chair (the Petteri chair)

3 make a mock-up

test it


28” 105°

6.5”

13.5”

15°

14”

4

5 design and fabricate a plywood mold

6 bend and vacuum seal your ply

cut + sand

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Hand Sketching

Site Study Day + Night Sketches


Bronwyn Charlton WORK SAMPLE