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cecilia concepcion portfolio


cecilia concepcion portfolio


dos fabricas design studio 4

bridging the gap design studio 5

inside/outside design studio 2

counter composition

summer 2019 constructed environments

collision

design studio 3

object-ground relations design studio 1

exhibition threshold mark foster gage architects

mediums

mediums 1 & 2, 2018 summer primer, art studio

community-based work sedpi, generalitat valenciana


dos fabricas

group project with carlos acosta perez critic: dylan baker-rice; consultants: reid freeman (facades), alfonso oliva (structures), bob kearns (mep) programs used: rhino, vray, photoshop, illustrator, 3d printing, casting 1

WEST ELEVATION


DESIGN STUDIO 4

PLAN AND SECTION

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3-PART CHUNKS (L-R): GALLERY, RECYCLING ROOM, WASTE-TO-ENERGY / INCINERATOR

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STRUCTURAL “CHOISY” VIEW


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SITE CONTEXT AND VIEWS

Dos Fabricas is an industrial structure that incorporates two processes — a recycling and waste to energy facility, together with an educational component of a public gallery. The juxtaposition between industrial processes that deal with garbage and art combines high and low culture elements that brings a new perspective to what these facilities can be. Recognizing the future flood plains in the Brooklyn Navy Yards, the project embraces this and welcomes the water into the site

DESIGN STUDIO 4

boundaries to create a new ecology. The building is also lifted to allow the various processes in the building to continue uninterrupted in the future. Using bioreceptive concrete and classical architecture elements such as arches, Dos Fabricas is a proposal that anticipates the aesthetics of a ruin by finding a connection between nature and infrastructure—not as a place that needs to be demolished or forgotten, but as a place that brings nostalgia and beauty.

MASSING STUDY MODEL

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ENTRANCE HALLWAY

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GALLERY


ROAD PERSPECTIVE

DESIGN STUDIO 4

RECYCLING ROOM

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bridging the gap

group project with kushal durairajan and maria ugarte critics: stephen slaughter and valeria cedillos programs used: rhino, vray, photoshop, illustrator 7

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BRIDGES PUBLIC SPACE RENDER

Bridging the Gap was an urban design proposal that aimed to be a dynamic and inclusive community in the city. Located between the Ohio River and a steep hill in Cincinnati, the project aimed to create a neighborhood that works against the systemic racial issues brought about by decades of exclusionary urban planning practices. This proposal incorporated the use of inlets to expand access to the water into the site, and bridging elements that serve as public spaces and facilitate connections between mixed-use programs.

DESIGN STUDIO 5

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PUBLIC SPACE RENDER

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Located next to a steep hill and Walnut Hills, a neighborhood that was cut through by an interstate highway in the 1970s and experienced a commercial and population decline in the late 20th century, the project sought to recognize this history, and respond to work against its consequences.

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residential commercial campus: not-for-profit campus: education campus: innovation

landscape urban interventions

ZONE 5 joinery pedestrian sidewalk riverfront bikelane riverfront boardwalk

ZONE 4 planes permeable paving road network

constructed wetland culvert

ZONE 3 secondary network

inlet bioretention basin ZONE 2 primary network

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EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

ZONE 1 site


PIERS RENDER

Using urban joinery (for the building massings), urban vector (streets), and urban planes (public spaces), as well as a storm water management system (bioretention basins at the perimeter, and cisterns/culverts by each of the inlets), Bridging the Gap was a group project in an online-only semester in the year 2020 that sought to provide solutions to unjust urban practices through hybridization and program-mixing of these various systems.

DESIGN STUDIO 5

SITE AXONOMETRIC

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inside/outside

critics: erich schoenenberger and joseph giampietro programs/methods used: rhino, keyshot, photoshop, illustrator, cnc milling, laser cutting, 3d printing

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MASSING ON SITE MODEL


DESIGN STUDIO 2

GROUND PLAN

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CIRCULATION STUDY MODEL

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COURTYARD


COMBINED MASSING AND CHUNK MODEL

Situated in Red Hook, Brooklyn, this proposal for a maritime middle school incorporated multiple courtyards with interlocking spaces that combine and break apart. Inspired by an investigation of private and public spaces through a grid of sine waves, Inside/Outside created overlaps and in-between spaces, and evolved into a dynamic learning environment that respects the need for both shared and individual learning for the students.

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shared learning space and circulation courtyard

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combination classrooms indoor pool courtyard

backstage auditorium

DESIGN STUDIO 2

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

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counter composition critics: jefferey roberson and george louras

programs/methods used: rhino, photoshop, illustrator, laser cutting, manual model-making

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MASSING MODEL


STUDY MODELS

CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENTS

MARKET

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HALLWAY WITH WATER FEATURE

MASSING MODEL WITH ROOF

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UNFOLDED ELEVATION


HALLWAY WITH GREEN WALLS

Using Theo Van Doesburg’s Counter Composition VI painting as the basis for the plan, this flower market was an adaptive re-use of a lumber yard in the Lower East Side fronting Sarah D. Roosevelt Park and used elements of earth, air, and water to create an interior that exudes lightness, which contradicts its harsh exterior.

PLAN DRAWING

CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENTS

UNFOLDED ELEVATION

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collision

critic: thomas leeser programs/methods used: rhino, photoshop, illustrator, laser cutting, 3d printing, airbrushing

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CHUNK MODEL


STUDY MODEL

DESIGN STUDIO 3

MASSING AND CHUNK MODELS

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CHUNK MODEL


FLOOR PLAN DRAWING

Following the logic of angles in a game of pool, Collision was a rethinking of the fire stair as a dynamic circulation that generated larger program spaces and smaller private residential spaces. Stemming from a study on the relationship between two buildings through circulation in Brooklyn, the project evolved into a study of the creation of public and private interior environments.

DESIGN STUDIO 3

DIAGRAMMATIC COLLAGE AND SECTION DRAWING

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object-ground relations critic: alexandra barker

programs/methods used: rhino, photoshop, illustrator, cnc milling, laser cutting, 3d printing, casting and mold making

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COMPOSITE SITE MASSING MODEL


COMPOSITE OBJECT MODELS

Object-Ground Relations focused on introducing principles of design through an iterative and recursive process of making. With a series of abstract exercises, the studio created formal, spatial, and material relations by producing a physical object derived from casting negative and positive records of familiar objects.

DESIGN STUDIO 1

GROUND PLAN DRAWING

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exhibition space threshold firm: mark foster gage architects

programs/methods used: rhino, zbrush, keyshot, photoshop

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KITBASHED THRESHOLD


A threshold proposal for an exhibition space, this piece used trompe l’œil and kitbashing of various classical forms, fauna, and pop cultural elements.

MARK FOSTER GAGE ARCHITECTS

KITBASHED THRESHOLD

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mediums: hybrid thresholds critic: hart marlow

programs used: rhino, illustrator

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COMPOSITE DRAWING


Through drawing analyses, Hybrid Thresholds was a proposal that speculates on the possible transformations (experiential/ physical/ geometric) between specific spaces. Resulting from the hybridization of different types of thresholds, this series of studies incorporated 2D and 3D manipulations.

MEDIUMS 1

THRESHOLD SECTION DRAWING

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mediums: resolution critic: joseph giampietro

programs used: rhino, revit, grasshopper, photoshop, illustrator, lightroom

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CORNER RENDER


An exercise on spatial perception, Resolution explores the articulation of spaces through interiorities. This is expressed through the gradiations of the curvilinear language to the pixelation of the interior’s surfaces.

MEDIUMS 2

PLAN DRAWING

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mediums: urban relief critics: olivia vien and hart marlow

programs/methods used: rhino, illustrator, laser cutting

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URBAN RELIEF


Designed as a preparatory course for incoming M. Arch. students, the Primer 1 course introduced computational and representational tools through a conceptual urban relief space in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

CECILIA CONCEPCION PRIMER 1

AXONOMETRIC DRAWING

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mediums: watercolor critic: eileen escueta

methods used: water color, ink

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BASILICA DI SANT’ANDREA MANTUA


NOTRE DAME DU HAUT

Formed as a painting exercise with watercolor and ink as mediums, this series depicted various architectural periods from the Romanesque to the Modern.

ART STUDIO

KARLSPLATZ STADTBAHN

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community-based work: microfinance and financial literacy social enterprise development partnerships inc. | 2016-2017 | various provinces in the philippines

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VIEW FROM A TRICYCLE - GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR


FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING AND FACILITATION

Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI), based in the Philippines, is involved in conducting research, training, and consulting work in the areas of microfinance, financial literacy, and social entrepreneurship. My work was mostly focused on capacitybuilding for the Farmers Entrepreneurs Association (FEA) and Guiuan Savers Entrepreneurs Credit Multipurpose Cooperative (GSECC) in Eastern Samar and surrounding provinces. These areas were badly affected by the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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FIELDWORK SURVEY FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION, AND MICROFINANCE TRAINING SESSION

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community-based work: english literacy generalitat valenciana / ceip rico sapena | 2018 | castalla, alicante, spain

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CEIP RICO SAPENA


TYPICAL CLASSROOM SETTING

Through the Generalitat Valenciana’s Auxiliares de Conversación en Inglés program, its first ever in 2018, my assistant teaching post was in CEIP Rico Sapena in the rural town of Castalla, Alicante, Spain. Focusing on primary school students ages 6-12, my activities involved conducting and assisting in classes for reading, writing, speech, and arts and crafts to improve their English proficiency as well as to cultivate cross-cultural understanding.

GENERALITAT VALENCIANA

CLASS MATERIALS AND STUDENT WORK

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Profile for Cecilia Concepcion

Cecilia Concepcion 2021 Portfolio  

Work at Pratt GAUD, Personal Work, and Professional Work at Mark Foster Gage Architects. www.ceciliaconcepcion.com www.linkedin.com/in/cecil...

Cecilia Concepcion 2021 Portfolio  

Work at Pratt GAUD, Personal Work, and Professional Work at Mark Foster Gage Architects. www.ceciliaconcepcion.com www.linkedin.com/in/cecil...

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