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CATHERINE TRUONG SELECTED WORKS


CATHERINE TRUONG

513.673.2495 | CATIETRUONG@GMAIL.COM|catherinetruong.com

EDUCATION 2010 - 2013

University of Michigan A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Master of Architecture Candidate

2003 - 2008

University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science Bachelor of Science - Architectural Engineering Technology

HONORS + RECOGNITION 2012

Wheeler Family Memorial Merit Scholarship Recipient | University of Michigan

2012

Architecture Student Show Participant | University of Michigan 3G5 Studio Project: Within the Bounds Instructor: James Macgillivray

2011

Gordon Euker Scholarship Recipient | University of Michigan “Meta Friche” Spring Travel Studio: Paris, France Directed by Anya Sirota, Steven Christensen & Jean-Louis Farges

2011

Architecture Student Show Participant| University of Michigan 3G3 Studio Project: Stacking, Greening, Gathering: Urban Seed Bank Studio Instructor: María Arquero de Alarcón

2012

Concentrate Media |“Ypsilanti’s Eastside Recreation Center: Two Visions”|October 2012

SELECT PUBLICATIONS + INCLUSIONS The Ann Arbor Chronicle |“Public Gives Input on East County Rec Center”|October 2012 MarkMaynard.com |“New Civic Anchor”|September 2012

Civic Friche Vol. 2 |Journal of Emergent Urbanity|January 2012 International Magazine of Space Design - BOB [Korea] |“Installation: General Manifold”|June 2012 The Architects’ Newspaper Blog |“[Optical] Architecture Engages with Disorientation”|June 2012 ArchDaily |“General Manifold/Spatial Ops”|May 2012

2011

Dimensions Publication Issue 24 | Editorial Staff| University of Michigan


PROFESSIONAL 2011 - 2013

PROFICIENCIES + HOBBIES DIGITAL + AutoCAD Architecture + Autodesk Revit + Google Sketchup Pro + Graphisoft ArchiCAD + Rhinoceros + Artlantis + V-ray + Adobe Creative Suite [Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop] [Premiere Pro] + Apple Final Cut Pro X + ArcGIS + Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint MECHANICAL + VLS Laser Cutting + Zünd Knife Cutting + ZCorp 310 and 403 3D Printing + CNC Routing ANALOG + Digital Photography + Hand Rendering [Ink, Charcoal, Graphite] + Painting + Printmaking HOBBIES + Panel Cartooning + Animated Short Film + Movie Editing + Golf + Tennis

University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan Research Assistant Sustainability and the HOPE Village Initiative Grant – Play&Grounds Research on the City – “Detroit Public Schools: A Dozen Playgrounds,” Research Through Making – WATERSHED (or) Wrapping Sheds with Water OVPR: Small Project Grant – “Cartographies of Concern”

2012

PLY Architecture + MAde Studio | Ann Arbor, Michigan Project Designer Ypsilanti Recreation Center | Ypsilanti, Michigan

2012

General Manifold - Federal Screw Works Exhibition | Chelsea, Michigan Exhibition Contributor & Curation Team Member

2012

RTKL Associates, Inc. | Chicago, Illinois Architectural Externship

2009 - 2013

Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. | Mt. Clemens, Michigan Independent Contractor - CAD Operator

2009 - 2010

Rick Swisher Architect | Cincinnati, Ohio Project Designer Orlando International Airport Tenant Improvements | Orlando, Florida Harbor House Suite | Orlando, Florida

2007 - 2008

GBBN Architects | Cincinnati, Ohio Intern Architect Vanke Park Residential Development | Beijing, China

2006 - 2007

Ginn Development International | Orlando + Naples, Florida Intern Architect Quail West Country Clubhouse Renovation | Naples, Florida

2005 - 2006

Wayne Homes by Centex | Batavia, Ohio Field Engineer Various Custom Homes | Southwest Ohio

2004 - 2005

Turner Construction Company | Cincinnati, Ohio Field Engineer Garfield Middle School | Hamilton, Ohio Cheviot Elementary Addition & Renovation | Cincinnati, Ohio


GROUP INDIVIDUAL

EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL

SMALL SCALE MID SCALE LARGE SCALE

MODERN SCHINDLER HOUSE

01

YPSILANTI RECREATION CENTER

02

VERTICAL CITIES ASIA

03

WATER + SHED CARTOGRAPHY

04

URBAN SEED BANK DETROIT

05

CINCINNATI FIRE STATION No. 14

06


MODERN SCHINDLER HOUSE

01

Private Residence|Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan Fall 2012 Graduate House Matters Option Studio Glenn Wilcox

The Schindler House, designed by the late Rudolph Schindler, is iconic and was unlike any other house in its time. The social condition created was unconventional and, in some eyes, absurd. Creating universal spaces and minimal utilities and circulation, the Schindler House questioned the preconceived notions of “house.” The Modern Schindler House is designed as a tribute to the Schindler House. In an attempt to borrow the same intentions as the Schindler House, the Modern version relocates the house in Ann Arbor. Twisting the interpretation of a utility center cog, the Modern Schindler plays up the role and highlights the utility core as the vertical center of the “house.” Four studios serve different users as the Schindler did; allowing for a designated and setback entrance for privacy in the same way that Rudolph designed. Masquerading as a typical modern house but not quite an apartment building, this house allows for the users to live as privately or as publicly as they desire.

PERSPECTIVE SECTION


SCHINDLER PLAN

UTILITY GARDEN GUEST STUDIO

CORE

GARDENPATIO

MODERN SCHINDLER SECTION

PATIO

GARDEN

DINING U O STUDIO KITCHEN SSTUDIO

STUDIO ONE

UTILITY GARDEN STUDIO CCORE TWO

STUDIO ST THREE

GARDEN

STUDIO GARDEN FOUR FOU UR

STUDIO ONE

MODERN SCHINDLER PLAN

STUDIO FOUR O

SSTUDIO TWOSTUDIO THREE

GARAGE

THREE BATHROOM TWO STUDIO ONE STUDIO O FOUR

CARPORT


USER 1+2

USER 3

USER 4+5

USER 1+2

USER 3

USER 4


FLOOR TWO

GROUND FLOOR


N FLOOR ONE


DINING ROOM

STUDIO ONE


PERSPECTIVE SECTION


STUDY MODELS


02

YPSILANTI RECREATION CENTER Recreational Center|Ypsilanti, Michigan Ply Architecture + MAde Studio Ann Arbor, Michigan Team Credits: Leads|Craig Borum + Jen Maigret + Mar铆a Arquero de Alarc贸n Design Team | Katie Baldwin + Katie Dreitzler + Geoffrey Salvatore + Amy McNamara + Alex Timmer +Kayla Lim + Leigh Davis + Chaerin Jin

The conceptual development of the proposed recreation center for the town of Ypsilanti presented a unique opportunity to revitalize downtown by providing a new civic anchor. Locating the center at the junction between the revamped border-to-border park system, the Huron River, and the threshold into Main Street reinforces the importance of the anchor. The 38-acre site currently sits completely vacant under ownership of the county. Such vacancy presented a Tabula Rasa in which the team took the opportunity to explore two urban development strategies as a proposal to stimulate growth and regeneration of the area. The design of the recreation center itself progressed in the form of two proposals: the Centralized Scheme and the Storefront Scheme. Both proposals respond to a specific set of explorations as an attempt to provoke maximum public feedback. The resulting public design critique assisted in the advancement of the conceptual design of both schemes. This project was contracted for conceptual design phase. Upon the completion of the summer, the conceptual phase also concluded. Currently, the project shows promise to materialize in continuing collaboration with Ply Architecture and MAde Studio and it is expected to begin in late 2014 or early 2015. CONCEPTUAL MODEL


SITE STRATEGY


URBAN STRATEGY MODEL


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION


GROUND FLOOR


FLOOR ONE

FLOOR TWO


GYMNASIUM RENDERING


CONCEPTUAL MODEL


03

VERTICAL CITIES ASIA Mixed-Use Housing|Yongsan, Korea University of Michigan Winter 2012 Graduate Comprehensive Studio Jen Maigret + Geoffrey Thün Team Credits: Joseph Filippelli + Michael Sanderson

With a sister city of Seoul, Yongsan seeks to develop the infrastructure that accommodates increasing density, business development and anticipates housing the aging population. This project seeks to provide an environment that serves a multitude of users through the duality of spaces. The project practices hi-tech strategies of daylighting through the use of a double-skin facade. Every service and feature provided attempts to negotiate the diversity of the occupants. The courtyard serves as a feature which is strategically distributed vertically between the library, the restaurants, the youth center and the residents allowing for a more privatized communal space. In addition to the program located on the lower levels, a “floating cafeteria” sits on the riverside tower allowing residents, workers and visitors to enjoy the view while interacting with a variety of people. In an attempt to connect the project with the adjacent civic anchors located across the river, a large gestural connection bridge beneath the youth h center stitches the project with the surroundi surrounding context seamlessly. sly.


FLOOR EIGHTEEN

FLOOR SEVEN

FLOOR TWO


N GROUND FLOOR


balcony overhead door can open into plenum space to allow for cross ventilation

operable panel works in conjunction with light wells and balcony overhead-door to generate ventilation light wells provide natural light + ventilation in main corridors vertical water-filled tubes create heatsink to store thermal energy during colder temperatures transparent tubes allow for passive solar heating of corridor

UNIT VENTILATION +SANDERSON

FACADE STRATEGY +SANDERSON


UNIT TYPES +TRUONG

UNIT RENDERING +FILIPPELLI


YOUTH CENTER RENDERING +FILIPPELLI


STUDY MODELS +TRUONG+FILIPPELLI


04

WATER + SHED CARTOGRAPHY Areas of Concern|Great Lakes Region MAde Studio | University of Michigan Cartographies of Concern Research Lead | María Arquero de Alarcón Assistants | Chris Canna+Liz Durfee+Angela Fortino+Wen Zhong+Tara Mather+Katharine Pan

The water landscapes of the Great Lakes Region are among the most heavily infrastructurized territories in the world, and their transformation over centuries reveals the underlying geo-political agendas aimed at positioning the region globally. Two countries, eight states, one province, dozens of counties, and thousands of municipalities share some responsibility for protecting water quality. This research explores the landscape qualities of the four straits that embody the continuity of the Great Lakes system: St. Mary’s River, St. Clair River, Detroit River, and Niagara River. These rivers are the only bi-national Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes Region, as jointly defined by the US and Canada. This classification indicates that the environmental health of the water in these zones is highly comprised and establishes a set of requirements for recovery as a priority for both nations. The project brings together the complex policy frameworks that define water quality standards with the material qualities of the landscapes along the shoreline of these four areas.

Description courtesy of MAde Studio.

ST CLAIR RIVER + LAKE


GREEN AREAS ST CLAIR RIVER + LAKE


ST CLA AIR RIV RIVER ER + LAKE


This mapping exploration allows the reading of major land-use patterns as it relates to the body of water being studied. Patterns of density in green areas and industrial begin to emerge.

DETROIT T RIV R ER R


INDUSTRIAL AREAS DETROIT RIVER


05

URBAN SEED BANK DETROIT Detroit, Michigan University of Michigan Fall 2010 Graduate 3G2 Studio María Arquero de Alarcón

Reminiscence of a time of denser and more vibrant urbanism, the proposal for the seed bank formalizes the civic aspirations of a nascent downtown Detroit. The design displays a careful articulation of vertical and horizontal volumes that reads both context and climatic constraints. The storage of highly sensitive seeds delineates defiant vertical silos facing the main street, and a series of terraced planting beds for the researchers and visitors face the quiet inner a side of the block. While combining multiple functions, the building engages the public with an interactive set of educational elements, yet allowing a clear gradation from the most public to most private areas. The circulation patterns help demarcate these thresholds: from the easy and continuous access to the café, the communal gathering space, and the display areas located in the ground level, to the highly protected access to the seed-storage vertical silos. On the southern edge, a series of constructed wetlands provide living green space that remains accessible to the public through a path leading to the collection pond at the base.

WETLAND ENTRANCE


FLOOR THREE

FLOOR TWO

FLOOR ONE


GROUND FLOOR


PROGRAM OVERLAP

STORM WATER RUNOFF

PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION

GREEN SPACES

CIRCULATION BY USER

WETLAND AREAS


STUDY MODEL


06

CINCINNATI FIRE STATION NO.14 University of Cincinnati 2007 - 2008 5th Year Comprehensive Studio Eric Inglert + Mousa Gargari + Daniel Durbin

Located in the heart of the city, the proposed Cincinnati Fire Station No. 14 & Training Academy will provide firefighters and firefighters in training with a facility in which they can live, learn, serve and protect. In lieu of a separated campus, the various functions are combined into one cohesive structure. The unique placement of the three main elements that make up this building is conducive to a non-intrusive work environment. Firefighters are given a private wing in which they are welcome to relax in entertainment rooms or even in a private roof-top garden which features a reflection pond. Trainees are in close proximity to the inner workings of a fire station as they train in the indoor classroom the training tower and the outdoor training yard. With a modern approach, this building reflects the use of green building materials, LEED and non-traditional fire station design. +Second Place 2008 Tech Expo Design Award

STATION FRONTAGE


GROUND FLOOR

BUILDING SECTIONS


FLOOR ONE


SYSTEM DIAGRAMS

SPRINKLER DISTRIBUTION

WATER + WASTE RISER DIAGRAM


CONNECTION DETAILS


TRAINING ROOM

MAIN CORRIDOR


REFLECTION POND


BUILDING ELEVATIONS


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