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CHAD GUEMPEL/portfolio University of Kansas


CHAD GUEMPEL/portfolio University of Kansas

chadguempel@gmail.com 913 . 904 . 2183


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LIFTED LIBRARY

EXTRUDED BLOCK

MICROHOUSE

BOARDWALK HOME

CARVED BLOCK

INTERSTICE FORM

STREET [CAR]VING CLEVELAND

COLLECTION CANOPY

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SNACK BAR/ CAFE COMPUTERS

MEETING ROOM CIRCULATION DESK RESTROOMS

CHILDREN’S READING

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LIFTED LIBRARY

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Branch Library/ Community Outreach Fall 2009

The Lifted Library project was inspired by the undulating hills of the site it rests upon. The library serves as a mechanism for learning through after school programs and was intended to bring technological access to the community for personal growth. The form of the building derived from a marriage between these two forces. The views of the building capture the beautiful scenery to the South. Internal daylighting is controlled through the usage of overhanging roof planes. The lifted roof planes above suggest the building is lifting from the site toward the downtown region. The gesture insinuates the community being “uplifted” and inspired to do great things. The intention is to create a building that generates activity and personal success, serving as a beacon for the entire community.


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EXTRUDED BLOCK

LAWRENCE, KANSAS Central City Library/ Historical Gallery Spring 2010

Residing downtown Lawrence, Kansas, the Extruded Block project incorporates modern architecture into a historical context. The location, one street adjacent to the center of the downtown, created an opportunity to extend the civic space beyond the main drag. It made much sense to design an open plaza adjacent to the library to draw people to the site as well as create a suitable public space. The library design derives from a the push and pull action upon a city block. The volumetric play of the form controls the level of intimacy of interior spaces. The change in volume from space to space infers public versus private space within the building. Public spaces are meant to appear grand with tall ceilings and much natural day lighting, while private spaces are more confined. The design also focuses on natural day lighting schemes to control the amount of direct light entering.


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MICROHOUSE

DESIGN / BUILD STUDIO Deployable Dwelling Fall 2010

The Microhouse was part of a design-build studio with the intended purpose of explorative design. The semester joined together design concepts with realtime techinical detailing. The microhouse was created to be a deployable structure made up of a series of prefabricated components. The project provided basic domestic activities of sleeping, eating, and showering. The concept of the structure was inspired by looking at functions that occur within a wall section.

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Copenhagen Maritime Youth Pavilion (BIG) Sweden

BOARDWALK HOME

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Marina Single- Family Dwelling Fall 2011

The Boardwalk Home was thought about as an extension of the adjacent marina to the home. Texture and material drove the overall concept for the dwelling. The idea simulates the boardwalk stretching over the structure, wraping the facade of the building. The voids or gaps between the material serve as views outward. Balconys are cleverly carved beyond the facade to create interesting spacial qualities. Because Denmark experiences seasons with little sunlight, it was import to incorporate desirable outdoor balconies into the living spaces of the home.


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CARVED BLOCK

COPENHAGEN DENMARK Culturehouse/ Exhibition Fall 2011

OUTDOOR AMPITHEATRE

The Carved Block Culturehuset was a project completed during my study abroad semester in Copenhagen. The mixed use program of the building along with the location along a busy city corridor allow for the project to become monument or landmark for the area. The building maintains a proportional quality within the neighboring context yet the contemporary facade contrasts amongst the nineteenth century classical street scape. A planned underground Metro Station is located beneath the site, creating a unique opportunity for the building spacially above. The form of the exterior begins to carve away from a block to allow for civic functions to occur at the street level. The carved corner allows for a plaza below, easing pedestrian traffic flow at the multiple levels of circulation. Interior public spaces are then visible and connected with the street scape to create a lively presence in the area.


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INTERSTICE FORM

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Documentary Film/ Photography Center Spring 2012

CONTEXT The interstice form project is the result of a comprehensive studio in which systems were delveloped and analyzed throughout all stages of design. The goal for the project was to develop a detailed set of technical drawings as well demonstrate a knowledge of integrating building systems. The site, located in the Garden District of New Orleans, provided an array of design challenges such as climate, culture, and structural systems to design appropriately. The parameters of the site lie between a crossroads of residential and mixed commerical districts. The project called for me to develop my own program to serve for the surrounding community. The result was a documentary research facility for recording, archiving, and displaying digital documentary works. Because the project was a community center, it was important to design for a diverse socioeconomic region. Circulation to the site was also analyzed to understand how patrons will enter the site.


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SITE & FLOWER SHOP

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INSERTING FOCAL PLAZA

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EXISTING 1917 BRIDGE

STREET [CAR]VING CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND, OHIO Cleveland Design Competitions Transforming the Bridge 2012

The death of the Cleveland streetcar rendered the lower level of the historic Detroit-Superior Bridge unusable and stripped the Public Square of being the central hub downtown. The existence of the streetcar was soon forgotten as the main entrances onto the lower tier of the bridge were in filled and paved over. Cleveland, like many ’Rust Belt’ cities, fell victim to the collapse of industry in America. This caused a stunt in further growth and the city began to dismantle through time. An infill strategy brought about a disproportionate amount of parking lots which caused vehicular dominance, especially in the downtown region. Cleveland is fortunate in that all of the components still exist in order to bring the civic life back to the city. The proposed plan is to use the bridge as a mechanism to connect people to the downtown through a network of paths, directing flow into the Public Square. The networks will also link pedestrian traffic to neighboring green spaces. The plan will unearth the original entrances for the streetcar to provide a direct pedestrian route into the downtown corridor and reclaim public space for the city.


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COLLECTION CANOPY

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Gowanus by Design Water Works Competition 2012

Storm water runoff in Brooklyn is a serious problem especially in the occurrence of heavy surges, causing sewage overflow directly into the Gowanus. The sewer infrastructure in Brooklyn is not ideal for modern times therefore different strategies need to be used to offset the amount of runoff water entering the CSO system. In addition to CSO retention tanks, the proposed strategy calls for rain water collection via a network of canopies into a cistern. The stored greywater can then be recycled and used in the building complex and on site. The system will provide water for tasks such as flushing toilets, irrigating bioswales, and filling the community pool. The canopies along with the new building typology will energize the community as well as educate and generate awareness about water conservation in Brooklyn. The site will serve as a prototype for rain water collection and adaptive sustainable design in the built, urban environment.


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FLINT WINGS

FLINT , MICHIGAN Flint Public Art Project Flat Lot Competition 2013

The Flint Wings are deployable covered structures, minimalist in design to be both economical and feasible to construct. The idea was to create a dynamic form to serve both as a basic shelter and an aesthetically pleasing artifact. The arching parabolic structure creates a light wieght, lofty feeling while also maintaining stability. The common camping tent was used as a precedent in designing a form derived from a kit of parts. The light-weight camping components were used at a larger scale to form a multifaceted arching form. The Flint Wings’ simple geometric form allows for a variety of configurations to achieve different architectural pieces, all while making an artistic statement within the heart of downtown Flint.


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OPEN BAZAAR

FARMER’S MARKET

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GALVANIZED STEEL TUBING

FLEXIBLE FIBERGLASS TENT POLES

PLASTIC TENT CONNECTORS

STRETCHED TENSILE FABRIC

BANDSTANDS

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COPENHAGEN

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ISTANBUL


THE VATICAN

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05/RESUME


CHAD GUEMPEL

1209 Tennessee Street Lawrence, KS 66044 chadguempel@ku.edu 913 . 904 . 2183

EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Master of Architecture • Interests and Specialization: Sustainable Building Practice & Integration, Design Development, and Urban Planning Strategies • University of Kansas Academic Achievement Scholarship • Sigma Nu Academic & Leadership Scholarship • Relevant Coursework: Studio design practice, Architecture History, Applied Physics, Calculus, Structural Analysis, Site Planning, Natural Forces, History of Urban Design, History of Modern Art, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Geology, Human Geography, Building Technology, Theory of Cities, Design-Build Studio, Project Programming • 3.60 GPA DANISH INSTITUTE FOR STUDY ABROAD • Architectural, design, and cultural study abroad program • Interests and Coursework: European Sustainability Design Practice, Design Theory and Methodology, Scandinavian Design in the Twentieth Century • Field Study in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands DESMET JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL • National Honor Society • Senior Leadership Program • 42 Credit Hours through Saint Louis University 1818 Program • ACT: 26, Math: 30; 4.25 GPA

DAVID M. SCHWARZ ARCHITECTS Intern • Worked on design team during project development/ reuse of Caesar’s Palace complex in Las Vegas • Worked on program and layout of future published monograph • Re-mastered project drawings for publication SIGMA NU FRATERNITY Recruitment Chairman • Planned recruitment events, managed expenses and balanced recruitment budget • Responsible for increasing chapter membership • Held position as an executive officer managing inter-fraternal decisions Alumni Chairman • Planned alumni events, managed event calendar and chapter website • Developed stronger relationship with alumni chapter • Helped organize chapter-wide capital campaign

SKILLS/ INTERESTS • • • •

Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint AutoDesk—AutoCad, AutoCad Architecture, Revit; SketchUp, Rhinoceros Adobe Suite—Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator Interests: Traveling abroad, all things design, swimming, running, biking, skiing

EXPERIENCE dSPACE STUDIO Intern • Assisted on multiple residential projects throughout initial schematic planning and design development • Assembled construction documentation proposals to submit for permit • Worked closely with structural engineers during construction documentation • Assisted in compiling contract bids from various contractors for client approval • Dealt closely with product sales representatives • Assisted head designer in meetings with clients, contractors and sales representatives throughout project development

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Chad Guempel Graduate Architecture Portfolio  

Work and media completed during my time at the University of Kansas to get my Master of Architecture degree. I feel these works best exempl...

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