My name is Chelsea Millan, LEED Green Associate, and I am a recent graduate from the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Oregon. I received my undergraduate degree in interior design from Baylor University in May of 2016. My passion for serving others through design is inspired by variety of travel experiences and the desire to create spaces that promote sustainability while assessing the functional needs of its users. I believe good design goes beyond an aesthetic and tells a story about its users, community, and creators. I have a strong interest in how design and architecture can be applied to improve social, environmental, and economic conditions within the context of communities. I hope to pursue a career that will enable me to use my problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and dedication to serving others to impact lives and shape the way people view the world around them.
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stitched futures URBAN GROWTH SHED buckman brewery + lofts a frame haus urban parklet pasatiempo birchwood lantern mixed media REGENERATION FIELD INSTITUTE urban design redevelopment of columbia riverfront
urban agricultural center
industry in the urban environment
building application using mass panel plywood
public interest design installation
furniture to retire
sustainable bamboo architecture and agroforesty in ecuador
urban design framework of portland expo center site | portland, oregon | 2019 Collaboration with Solaja Ratcliffe. The Expo Site is located in northern Portland, along the Columbia River- a site historically associated with industrial use for the Vanport area. As it sits currently, this riverfront site is primarily industrial with adjacencies to abundant wetlands and natural vegetation along the southern edge, and the river on the northern edge. One of the primary goals of this project was to explore methods in which the wetlands, the urban realm, and the river could be restitched together. By establishing principles, including access to resources, diversity in spaces, community oriented design, and engaging the natural environment, this framework seeks to create a template of social, regional, and environmental resilience.
existing industry adjacency
existing figure ground
disconnected from surrounding natural resources isolation from residential and mixed use zoning
existing site conditions site area: 133 acres
riverfront potential lack of walkability
regional access via interstate
experiential mapping: existing and future conditions
master plan framework
BOAR DW AL
ESTR AIN OD
TRI M STO ET P
INDU STR IAL
CIVIC CEN TE R
COMMER CIAL +
MIX ED US E
CIVI CC EN
COMMER CIA L+
X ST ATI O
transverse site section 07
urban park + wetlands
urban growth shed urban agriculture center | portland, oregon | 2019
The Urban Growth Shed in Portland, Oregon asks the question of whether an agriculture system, located within an urban context, can serve as system that supports human health, social equity, and ecological infrastructure. With food insecurity a commonality within many regions of the world today, the need for a place that both produces and educates on the subject of agricultural production is at a high. The goal is to create a closed loop, productive landscape within an urban framework that contributes to resilient food systems and education. The building itself will be a demonstration of sustainable processes related to building performance and its relationship to the environment. Its positioning on at the edge of an urban green corridor and public street network allows for high levels of engagement with outdoor growing and public space. A high degree of fluidity exists between spaces for learning, research, gathering, and growing.
An integrated system of agricultural production and education acting as as a vehicle for cultural exchange, community development, and environmental awareness.
FOOD WASTE FERTILIZER/ BIOMASS ENERGY
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY/ HYDROPONICS
LOCAL COMMUNITY/ EDUCATION
HIGH QUALITY PRODUCE
store harvest irrigate seed
1 LOBBY/ATRIUM 2 SEED STORAGE 3 CLASSROOM 4 WATER COLLECTION 5 FOOD PROCESSING 6 DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN 7 STORAGE 8 LIBRARY LOBBY 9 READING ROOM 10 OUTDOOR CLASSROOM 11 LOADING DOCK 12 PRODUCE BEDS 13 VINEYARD 14 HYDROPONIC PRODUCTION 15 CAFE 16 MARKETSPACE
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6 6 8
fourth floor 12
longitudinal section 13
buckman brewery + lofts micro-industrial urbanism | portland, oregon | 2018
Located on the east side of Portland, OR, within the divide between the industry and residential zones of of the city, the Buckman Community Brewery and Housing Development acts as a link between living and working in the city. A micro-brewery and incubator kitchens, with housing on site, attempt to bring industry back into the urban scape with the convience of â€œliving over the storeâ€?.
NE portland, or
program: industry + dwelling (39, 350 sf)
rooftop open spaceresidential brewhouse
LEVEL 2_MIX_ROOF 1 1/16" = 1'-0"
level 1 townhomes
LEVEL 3_RES 1/16" = 1'-0"
level 3 flats LEVEL 4_RES
dwelling townhomes---------------------3 @1600 SF flats------------------------------ 3 @ 500-700 SF
1/16" = 1'-0"
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level 2 townhomes
dwelling townhomes---------------------4 @1600 SF flats------------------------------ 4 @ 500-700 SF lofts------------------------------4 @ 1050 SF
A FRAME HAUS
building application of structural mass plywood | 2018 A Frame Haus is a reimagined a frame contructed of 3 inch mass panel plywood (MPP) as opposed to traditional stick frame lumber. The 240 square foot dwelling unit is easily assembled and can be transported to any site of the ownerâ€™s choosing. A frame haus takes advantage of narrow angles by creating a variety of storage opportunities as well as seating. Curtain walls as well as an outdoor balcony expand views to the outdoor surroundings, allowing occupant connection to the exterior environment.
4' - 7 11/16"
6' - 9 3/4"
8' - 1 15/32"
20' - 0"
7' - 2 21/32"
14' - 2 11/16"
first level plan
4' - 7 11/16"
3' - 3 1/4"
B A103 3
8' - 2 7/32"
20' - 0"
6' - 8 1/16"
7' - 2 21/32"
14' - 2 11/16"
second level plan
6” structural mass plywood made of 1” thick layers glued together to form panels up to 12’ W x 48’L x 24” D. (Freres Lumber)
METAL CAP CORRUGATED METAL CLADDING WEATHER BARRIER 3” RIGID INSULATION SELF TAPPING SCREWS 2X4 BLOCKING 3” MASS PANEL PLYWOOD
CORRUGATED METAL CLADDING WEATHER BARRIER 2X4 BLOCKING 3” RIGID INSULATION 3” MASS PANEL PLYWOOD METAL TRACK ALUMINUM U-PROFILE DOUBLE PLANE GLAZING WINDOW FRAME
CORRUGATED METAL CLADDING WEATHER BARRIER 3” RIGID INSULATION 2X4 BLOCKING 3” MASS PANEL PLYWOOD STEEL-L-BRACKET GALVANIZED STEEL KNIFE PLATE ALUMINUM U-PROFILE PREFINISHED METAL GUTTER CAST-IN-PLACE SONOTUBE FOOTING
transverse wall section + details
urban parklet public interest design build | waco, texas | 2014 | *first place collaboration, ASID student symposium Collaboration with Baylor Interior Design c/o 2016. The Urban Parklet is a design build project located in downtown Waco. Students conducted research by studying site and behavioral patterns in order to create a concept. The final design concept promotes Wacoâ€™s increasing incorporation of street art, and social interaction among its users. Materials consist of reclaimed wood pallets, wire gabions, and rocks. My contribution included behavioral observation and analysis of pedestrians, participation in construction of the model, deconstruction of wood pallets to form seats, design and assembly of parquet patterned seat backs, and participation in final assembly.
underperforming urban environment site
final model + rendering
PASATIEMPO furniture to retire | 2018
PASATIEMPO is an easy chair inspired by the passing of time and materials which are comprised of timless qualities. Proportion and materiality define the chairsâ€™ aesthetic while contributing to its simplistic appearance. Vegetable tanned leather and ash wood are combined to create a peice of furniture that is strong in form yet light to oneâ€™s eye. Materials: Ash, vegetable tanned leather, waxed polyester thread
birchwood lantern luminaire installation | eugene, oregon | 2017 | *1st place gallery award, university of oregon Collaboration with Jessica Glaeser and Leah Loostrom. The competiton winning Birchwood Lantern is an ambient fixture intended to provide luminance where specific needs may be required. Its geometric frame, crafted of birchwood, is interlaced with fine, white string to soften the immediate glow of the lamp. A secondary diffusion layer made of mylar evens the immediate distribution of light from the lamp source. Natural materials create a minimalist profile, remnicient of traditional Scandinavian Design. My contribution included initial design of the luminaire, threading of string, and assisting with photometric calculations.
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ovaloid : monolithic plaster sculpture
REGENERATION FIELD INSTITUTE sustianable bamboo architecture and agroforestry | chone, ecuador | 2019 Regeneration Field institute seeks to educate students and professors world wide on sustainable farming and architectural practices, specifically as it pertains to bamboo as a regenerative building material. During this trip I completed a 12 hour intensive course on bamboo architecture taught by Robinson Vega, Arq. The reaminder of the time was spent learning about sustainable agricultural practices as it pertains to farming and harvesting produce and bamboo as a regenerative building material.
bamboo architecture course + construction
bus stop construction
terrace building + mulching
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CHELSEA MILLAN LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
University of Oregon June 2019
Masters of Architecture
Baylor University May 2016
Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer Sciences Major | Interior Design (CIDA Accredited) Minor | Business Administration
SKILLS Revit Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Google Sketch-Up AutoCAD Bluebeam
EXPERIENCE University of Oregon | Eugene, OR | September 2017–June 2019 Graduate Studies Assistant, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Media Coach
Support the Director of Graduate Studies for Architecture with organizing graduate events, research projects related to recruiting and admissions. Lead weekly help sessions, attend lectures for Intro. to Interiors course, critique and evaluate student work. Assist students in introductory media and studio courses, offer media assistance to College of Design student body.
Shepley Bulfinch | Boston, MA | Summer 2018 Architecture Intern
Contribute to achievement of LEED Silver for North Shore Medical Office Building through research and communication with project consultants. Complete construction drawings in Revit and CAD.
Baylor University | Waco, TX | March 2015–May 2016 BIM and CAD Coordinator
Assist the plans manager and interior designer for Baylor. Complete construction drawings of campus buildings using BIM and CAD.
Legacy Building, LLC. | Nashville, TN | Summer 2015 Intern
Construction of custom furniture using reclaimed wood materials.
Paradigm Design Group | Cypress, TX | Summer 2015 Design Intern
Material and finish selection and specifying. Presentation and architectural drawings using CAD.
Magnolia, HGTV’S “Fixer Upper” | Waco, TX | Fall 2014 Intern
Pricing and staging interior accessories and furnishings. Tracked inventory and sales of Magnolia Market items. Organization of a fall creative workshop.
ORGANIZATIONS & LEADERSHIP •Baylor Interior Design Association (BIDA) | Fall 2015–Spring 2016 President •Interior Design Student Ambassador (Campus Rep.) | Fall 2014 •International Interior Design Association (IIDA) | Fall 2013–Spring 2016 Student Member •American Society of Interior Design (ASID) | Fall 2015–Spring 2016 Student Member
AWARDS & HONORS
• University of Oregon College of Design Student Comencement Speaker | Spring 2019 •Donald H. Lutes Memorial Scholarship in Architecture | Fall 2017 •Baylor University FCS Rising Young Professional Award | Spring 2016 •Baylor University Provost’s Gold Scholarship | Fall 2011–Spring 2015
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE •Regeneration Field Institute: Bamboo Architecture and Agroforestry in Ecuador | Summer 2019 •Emerald Village, Affordable Tiny House Community | Spring 2018 •Parklet Construction Project (Community development project) | Fall 2014 •Global Engagement Volunteer: Mexico, Costa Rica, Uganda | Summer 2011–2014