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THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO OF

CALVIN SMITH


COVER LETTER

Dear Sir or Ma’am: This spring, I am completing my fourth year as an architecture undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where I am pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture Degree. I am interested in obtaining an internship to further develop my skills as a designer and learn more about architecture and its application outside the realm of my collegiate experiences. While attending Cal Poly, I have achieved success in my studio courses and have gained experience with various computer programs, free hand sketching, scale drawings and preparation of both hand and computer illustrated graphics of projects. I am eager to apply these skills in a work environment. My internship last summer with RNLD challenged me in applying the theoretical knowledge and skills that I have learned in my years as an architectural design student to practical problems in a real world environment. Additionally, I utilized my comprehension of lighting design during my employment after my completion in an Environmental and Lighting Control Systems class at Cal Poly. I also exercised my strong, professional communication skills from my design internship the previous year while talking with clients or company representatives for RNLD. While interning at RNLD, I strengthened and expanded upon my understanding of different lighting systems and their application in architectural design. I have been enrolled in a study abroad program at Cal State University Florence, Italy since August 2012. While studying in Florence and travelling in Europe and parts of Africa, I have been exposed to a variety of diverse architecture, which has influenced my design approach. I am a quick study, an attentive listener, and a passionate designer. As I learn more about architecture, my enthusiasm for the field has only grown stronger, which is why I am writing to you today. I believe an internship with your firm will allow me to grow as a designer and assist me in transitioning into the professional field, and I am confident that my skills and abilities I have acquired over these past four years would benefit your firm as well. I wish to say thank you in advance for your time consideration as you review my following resume and portfolio work and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


About

This portfolio serves to illustrate my skills and abilities as a designer during the first four years of my education at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in the college of Architecture and Environmental Design. Included is a variety of work ranging from model building, hand sketching, and analog and digital renderings. This work was completed between 2009 and 2013 and is organized chronologically, ending with my most recent projects.

Contents Resume

3-4

Projects SLOMA Museum in San Luis Obispo, CA

5-8

SWELL Beach House in Pismo, CA

ANNEX Library Annex on Cal Poly, SLO

13-16

USCITA Redesign of the Uffizi exit, Florence, Italy

17-20

BELLARIVA Automobile Museum, Florence, Italy

21-24

9-12


REsume Calvin Smith

Contact

smithcalvin17@gmail.com h: (760) 942-5040 c: (760) 696-2390 68 Verde Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (Current) 717 Cathy Lane, Cardiff By the Sea, CA 92007 (Permanent) Education

Work Experience

2009-2014

California Polytechinic State University San Luis Obispo, CA Bachelor of Architecture Degree

2012-2013

California State University International Study Florence, Italy Bachelor of Architecture Degree (Continued)

June 2009

San Dieguito Academy High School Encinitas, CA High School Diploma, Graduated with a 4.3 GPA

June - September 2012

Ron Neal Lighting Design Encinitas, CA Supervisor : Ron Neal (760) 942-4240 Position : Intern Revised Autocad documents and assisted with Sketchup models Organized Lighting cut sheets and created master fixture schedule Communicated with clients and lighting consultants

June - September 2011

DZN Partners Encinitas, CA Supervisor : Bart Smith (760) 753-2464 Position : Intern Learned Autocad while drafting DZN projects Performed Site Visits Participated in meetings with clients and design team


Skills Digital

Computer Modeling - Rhino - Sketchup - Autocad

Computer Graphics - Adobe Suite CS4 - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe InDesign - Adobe Illustrator

Computer Rendering Microsoft Programs - Word - VRay - Powerpoint - Microsoft Excel

Extracurricular

Analog

Hand drafting/rendering - Color pencil - Watercolor - Charcoal - Black Ink Woodcraftsmanship Screen printing

Sept. 2012- June 2013 President of CSU International Program Florence, Italy - Liaison between students and Staff of CSU Program - Provided feedback and recommendations for fieldtrips - Met with Director and staff to plan and coordinate events bi-weekly Encinitas, CA Sept. 2003- Oct. 2009 Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout with Bronze and Gold Palm - Earned 50 merit badges - Carried out a service project building recycle bins to create revenue for San Elijo and Carlsbad State Campground Interpretive Programs

Awards

Relevant Coursework

March 2012 Third year Cal Poly Arch. Design Supershow Finalist - Swell House Design

San Luis Obispo

Knowledge of Architectural History, Principles of Architectural Engineering in both small scale and large scale structures, Principles of Environmental Control Systems and Architectural Lighting Design


SLOMA


CAL POLY, SLO Project Type Program(s) Used Building Occupancy Construction Type

Professor Schmidt Fall 2011

: Conceptual Design : Rhinoceros Autocad Illustrator Photoshop : A-3 : III-A

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art was in need of a new museum that could accomodate more gallery space along with an educational program geared towards teaching all ages a diverse array of art in a variety of mediums. While the funds were being accrued, the head curator looked to our class for inspiration and design. The goal of this project was to reflect the museum’s emphasis of educating and enriching the cultural life people in the design bycreating something insightful and inspiring while blending in with the surrounding architecture of San Luis Obispo. Another aspect of the project was to focus on an environmental approach to this project by decreasing the carbon footprint of the future museum. To achieve this, The Museum is organized on a North to South axis, with glazing opening up to the South to allow for solar gains in winter and shading for summer. The skin of the building is made up of a double skin rainscreen that blends both indoor and outdoor together while still providing a solar shield. It also shields the predominant north-west wind while still allowing natural ventilation through operable windows within the screen.


SLOMA ET RE ST

ET RE ST

SECTION 1.A

EY ER NT MO

D OA BR

CREEKSIDE BREWING COMPANY

ET RE ST

SAN LUIS OBISPO MUSEUM OF ART (SITE)

D OA BR

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

SOUTH EAST ELEVATION


CAL POLY, SLO

KEY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

1, 5

10

SECOND FLOOR

Professor Schmidt Fall 2011

FIRST FLOOR

UNDERGROUND FLOOR

Reception Cafe Gift Shop Gallery Storage Bathroom Classroom Green Roof Open Exhibition Space Permanent Storage Dark Room Work Space Office 1.A

SOUTHWEST ELEVATION

1.B

1.A

1.B

1.A

SECTION 1.B [natural ventilation flow]

1.B


SWELL


CAL POLY, SLO Project Type Program(s) Used Building Occupancy Construction Type

Professor LANGE

Winter 2011-12

: Environmental Study and Conceptual Design : Model Making Illustrator Photoshop : R-3 : I-A

The Swell House was a study on form, material and site. Located along the cliffs of Pismo Beach, California, the house was programmed to home a family of five and to integrate environmental control systems throughout. Our professor encouraged us to use “found” materials at the site and in the studio and use them to come up with a form. Another requirement was to utilize a set of window blinds in our design. The house provides a harmonious connection between the existing dense fabric of the city of Pismo and the ocean front. The design stemmed from the ocean waves located just west of the site, down the cliff. The house erupts from the landscape in the form of elongated elements and tectonic plates that envelope the house and connect the city ot the sea. Oriented longitudinally along the East to West access, the Swell House takes advantage of the sun for warmth along the South side during winter, and utilizes the cool ocean winds to naturally ventilate the home during the summer. The program spaces are broken up in the form of “tectonic plates” as well to maximize natural cooling and warming techniques.


SWELL


CAL POLY, SLO conceptual sketches KEY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

1

Garage Kitchen Dining Room Family Room Relax Room Storage Room Play Room Bedroom

5

10

8

5

8 4

2

3

FIRST FLOOR

1

SECOND FLOOR

8

8

7

6 THIRD FLOOR

Professor LANGE

Winter 2011-12


ANNEX


CAL POLY, SLO Project Type Program(s) Used Building Occupancy Construction Type

Professor Wynn

Spring 2012

: Conceptual Design : Rhino VRAY Autocad Illustrator Photoshop Indesign : A-3 : I-A

Although a landmark on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s campus, the Robert E. Kennedy Library has started to become outdated as the world continues moving further into the digital age. Our professor presented us with addressing this problem with a new study center that would still reflect Cal Poly’s ideals and ways. My solution was to give the students the choice of the current analog and more private way of studying or a digital and more interactive way of studying. The new Robert E. Kennedy Annex would serve as a connector between the collaborative environment of Dexter Lawn with the research -driven aspect of the current Kennedy Libray. It’s purpose was to provide the students of Cal Poly with larger study areas focused on a more digital and collective way of studying. The annex stands four stories high with a total 280,000 square feet. The first floor is composed of four lecture halls and a 24 hour study room located on the far North side, and a campus market spanning the rest of the first floor to the South. The second, third and fourth floors are designated for digital research with study and group study rooms that may hold up to 12-15 students straddling the research area.


ANNEx

NORTHEAST ELEVATION scale 1 in : 40 ft

NORTHWEST ELEVATION scale 1 in : 40 ft


CAL POLY, SLO

Professor Wynn

1. OPEN FOOD MARKET 2. 24 HOUR STUDY ROOM 3.LECTURE HALL (x4) 4.BATHROOM 5.DIGITAL RESEARCH STUDY SPACE

6. GROUP STUDY ROOMS(10 PEOPLE)

1st Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

4th Floor

skin detail

SOUTHWEST ELEVATION scale 1 in : 40 ft

SOUTHEAST ELEVATION scale 1 in : 40 ft

Spring 2012


USCITA DEGLI UFFIZI


CSU Florence Professor Achille Project Type Program(s) Used Building Occupancy Construction Type

Fall/WInter 2013

: Conceptual Design : Sketch-Up Autocad Illustrator Photoshop : A-2 and A-3 : II-A

The Uffizi is world renown, with a collection of historical artwork from the gothic and renaissance eras by some of the world’s most prominent artists. Tourists flock to the museum daily to view work by Michelangelo or Carravaggio. The museum serves well as a tourist attraction and visitors leave well-educated on the artwork of the gothic and renaissance time. The proposed new exit to the Uffizi acts as a continuing educational experience that connects the historic, most famous productions in the world to the current production of art in Florence. Upon exiting the Uffizi, museum goes are welcomed by a cafe and lounge area for a coffee or just to relax and look out over the piazza. After descending down to the ground floor, they may choose to leave and walk to their next destination or are allowed to enter into the floor below which serves as a grand exhibition space for artists in today’s Florence who wish to show off their work. On a nice day, the walls of the ground floor retract, and open up to the surrounding piazza for exhibitions to open up and interact with the existing piazza and draw in tourists as well as Florentines.


USCITA DEGLI UFFIZI Florence Site Plan

SOUTHEAST ELEVATION

Circulation Gesture

NORTHEAST ELEVATION


CSU Florence Professor GIACONIA Fall/WInter 2013 KEY

1 . EXHIBITION SPACE 2 . UFFIZI DOORS 3 . BATHROOMS 4 . KITCHEN 5 . CAFE/ BAR 6 . SEATING 7 . LOUNGE AREA

N

N

1.A

1.B

1.B

FIRST FLOOR

SECTION 1.A

1.A

SECOND FLOOR

SECTION 1.B


BELLARIVA


CSU Florence Professor Brizzi Project Type Program(s) Used Building Occupancy Construction Type

Winter/Spring 2013

: Conceptual Design : Sketch-Up Autocad Illustrator Photoshop : A-3 : II-A

The Bellariva Italian Automobile Design Museum was designed around the concept that the building itself should reflect the ideals of the industry that it is representing. An automobile is designed from many parts to create a complex, working, moving machine. Therefore, the building design derives from a series of parts to create a functionable space. The building‘s shape mimmicks the flow of the Arno River located below the site. As the river drops and rises, shifts sideways, and always moving in a constant motion, so too does the building’s shape as it moves it’s viewers throughout the building. Similarly, it reflects a historical timeline, as spaces branch out and reconnect, yet always moving the viewer in a forward, flowing motion through the exhibits in the museum. The museum program includes a cafe, including an outdoor patio space, an auditorium, and over 5,000 square meters of exhibition space. In order to fit in with the surrounding archiscape, the buiding is constructed from travertine with a copper screen wrapping around the entire structure giving a new and modern feel to the museum while still reflecting Florence’s well known history of architectural use of green and white marble.


BELLARIVA

SECTION 1.B

SECTION 1.C

SOUTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION


CSU Florence Professor Brizzi

SECTION 1.A

SECTION 2.A

Winter/Spring 2013

SECTION 2.B


THANK YOU


Calvin Smith Architectural Design Portfolio