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A GLIMPSE of Architecture Selected works from 2009 to 2013 Christa Trautman


217 Linwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 807-5001 christa.trautman@gmail.com


Curriculum Vitae Qualifications

Proficient in Autocad, Rhino, the Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office Basic knowledge of 3ds Max, Revit, Grasshopper, and Google Sketchup

Work History

Hostess at Merge, 439 Delaware Ave. April 2013 to present Answering phones, seating and bussing tables, general customer service Fabrication Lab Employee at Buffalo Fabrication, UB South Campus August 2012 to December 2012 Running laser cutting machinery, answering phones, trouble shooting and assisting students Intern, Facilities Planning, Roswell Park Cancer Institute May 2011 to August 2011 Shadowing meetings and site visits, drafting, and hand rendering Research Apprentice, Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute June 2010 to August 2011 Clerical work, assisting with payroll, answering phones, escorting guest speakers Hostess + Customer Service Representative, Muscoreil’s Italian Bakery June 2006 to August 2010 Waiting on customers, answering phoes, completing custom cake orders, general upkeep of the store front

Education

B.S. Architecture Cum Laude, Univeristy at Buffalo August 2009 to May 2013 Advanced Regents Diploma, Starpoint Central Highschool September 2005 to June 2009

Extracurricular Work

Life Cycles Exhibition, Buffalo + Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo, NY March 2013, group exhibition Sustainable Futures study abroad, Monteverde Institute, Monteverde, Costa Rica May - August 2012 Infrastructural Research Symposium, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY April 2012, student work shown in collaboration with Curt Gambetta AIAS Buffalo Chapter President 2011 Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build, Fox St. Buffalo, NY May 2010


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Life Cycles

An exhibition at the BECBG

Carving Coherence An extension to the BECBG

Construction Technology Axonometric

Pierce County Environmental Services Building by Miller Hull Partnership

Complementary Systems Core and shell office + fish market

The Living Wall The Shield

Fluid Connections

Multi-generational housing + public pool


Spring 2013

Arc 302

Life Cycles

coordinator Jordan Geiger

professor Brad Wales & Nerea Feliz

An exhibition at the BECBG The Erie County + Buffalo Botanical Gardens was interested in exhibiting proposals developed from the Sping 2012 studio. The exhibition was developed to involve the public in the possibilities for expansion. The projects are currently used a starting point for the gardens to begin a capital campaign for a new addition and renovation to their historic structure. The exhibit was held in the gardens from March 15th to April 7th of 2013.

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Carving Coherence seeks to unite the diverse elements of the Buffalo Botanical Gardens into one [coherent] entity. By mirroring the form of the Lord + Burnham structure into the earth, the project creates a strong formal connection between the existing and proposed structures. Furthermore, carving into the earth allows plants to grow to their natural heights without creating an addition that would overpower the historic facade that has been a [coherent] icon within the community for more than a century.

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Programmatic Relationships + Associated Effects

Programmatic relationships & Associated effects

ADDITION: a part added EXTENSION: an enlargement in scope or

operation; a property whereby something occupies space; a program that geographically extends the educational resources of an institution by special arrangements to persons RENOVATION: to restore to life, vigor, or activity; revive SERE: a series of ecological communities formed in ecological succession SUPPORT: to promote the interests or cause of; to assist, help; to maintain, pay the costs of; to hold up or serve as a foundation or prop for; to keep (something) going BIFURCATE: to cause to divide into two branches or parts NE PLUS ULTRA:the highest point capable of being attained

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a branch ECOLOGICAL: of science concerned with the interrelationships of organisms and their environments

INTERSECT: to share a common area; overlap CULTIVATE: to foster the growth of; culture FOSTER: affording, recieving, or sharing nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties ANTHROPOGENIC: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature SUSTAINABLE: capable of being sustained; of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged SUSTAIN:to give support or relief to; to supply with sustenance: Nourish; prolong

of or relating to Malthus or to his theory that populaMALTHUSIAN: tion tends to increase at a faster rate than its means of subsistence and that unless it is checked by moral restraint or disaster (disease, famine, or war) widespread

poverty and degradation inevitably result

“The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsitence for man... the superior power of population cannot go unchecked without producing misery or vice.” Thomas Malthus an increase in the earth’s atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution; to be associated especially with the side effects of recent human activity such as the increased production of greenhouse gases; if left unchecked will cause pervasive natural disasters and species

Global Warming:

extinction;

“In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed the increase of the human species would evidently be much Thomas Malthus greater than any increase that has hitherto been known.”

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Conceptually, the destruction of global weather systems,global warming, could be seen as an antithesis of coherence.

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integration of diverse elements, relationships or values; logical or natural connection or consistency; consistency in reasoning, or relating so that one part of the discourse does not destroy or contradict the rest


Spring 2013

Arc 302

coordinator Jordan Geiger

[Coherence] can also be applied to the programs within the gardens. The horticulture, education, and orangery rely upon one another for their individual success. Visitors can experience an uninterrupted [coherent] Buffalo Meridian that begins in the original structure and loops through the excavated addition. Also, many elements are united by the bridal procession. The procession begins in the main dome and concludes above the excavated main dome, uniting the existing structure with the addition. Furthermore, the location of the orangery establishes a [coherence] with the horticulture and South Park. While celebrating amongst the canopy of exhibits below, guests can also look out towards Olmsted’s South Park.

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Interior Perspective of excavated gardens

View from orangery to gardens below


Spring 2011

Arc 442 professor Annette LeCuyer

Construction Technology Axonometric

Pierce County Environmental Services Building by Miller Hull Partnership Technical axonometrics were redrafted from technical drawings to learn the basic processes of construction.

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Floor Assembly Type 3 Carpet Resilient Base 2” Concrete Topping Slab Radiant Heating System Cast in Place 4” Concrete Slab 4” Crushed Gravel Vapor Barrier R-10 Rigid Insulation at Perimeter and Underslab

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nd Floor Assembly Type 3 Carpet Resilient Base 2” Concrete Topping Radiant Heating System Cast in Place 6” Concrete Slab

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and Second Floor Ceiling Fabric Ceiling System B.O. Concrete Structure 1” White Faced Acoustic Insulation Mechanical Sprinkler Piping Continuous 4” Metal Stud Framing at 16” o.c. Continuous .5” frt. Plywood Nailer Fabric

minum Curtain Wall System Metal Studs Spandrel Glass

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in Place Concrete Beam and Columns Supporting Roof Overhang 3’ x 2’ 3.5” Cast in Place Concrete Beam 3 Rows of 7 #10 Reinforcing 18” Diameter Concrete Columns 8 #5 Reinforcing Placed 1.5” from perimeter

Roofing Membrane .5” Pressure Treated Plywood 4.5” Insulation (U.N.O.) Hollow Core Concrete Plank 4’ x 10”

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Substructure Footing for Aluminum Storefront Footing for Concrete Beam Super Structure First Floor Assembly Type 1 Carpet Resillient Base Raised Floor System 4” Concrete Slab on Grade 2” Sand Vapor Barrier 4” Crushed Gravel R-10 Rigid Insulation at Perimeter First Floor Assembly Type 3 Carpet 5Resilient Base 5 2” Concrete Topping Slab Radiant Heating System Cast in Place 4” Concrete Slab 4” Crushed Gravel Vapor Barrier R-10 Rigid Insulation at Perimeter & Underslab Second Floor Assembly Type 3 Carpet Resilient Base 4 2” Concrete Topping6 6 Radiant Heating System Cast in Place 6” Concrete Slab First & Second Floor Ceiling Fabric Ceiling System B.O. Concrete Structure 1” White Faced Acoustic Insulation Mechanical Sprinkler Piping Continuous 4” Metal Stud Framing at 16” o.c. Continuous .5” frt. Plywood Nailer Fabric Aluminum Curtain Wall System Metal Studs Spandrel Glass Cast in Place Concrete Beam & Columns Supporting Roof Overhang 3’ x 2’3.5” Cast in Place Concrete Beam 3 Rows of 7 #10 Reinforcement 18” Diameter Concrete Columns 8 #5 Reinforcement Placed 1.5” from perimeter Roof Roofing Membrane .5” Pressure Treated Plywood 4.5” Insulation (U.N.O.)


Fall 2011 Arc 301 coordinator Ken McKay

professor Martha Bohm

Complementary Systems Core and shell office + fish market The objective of this project was to design a core and shell building from the outside in. A crocheted textile and image of coral was inspiration for this branching facade. Elements of heavy and light were brought from the facade into the structural system. A paradox was created in the structural system: a light framework suspends concrete floor plates for the office space. Below the office, a fish market is open to the public.


Envelope

Suspension Structure

Egress + Fire Safety


Spring 2010

Arc 102 coordinator Chris Romano

The Living Wall

TA Kathryn Conwell

The Shield

Completed with Rebecca Brower, Nathaniel Heckman, Franz Heine, Nicholas LoCicero, Sergio Taveras + Lauren Walsh The Living Wall was a full scale design build project installed at Griffis Sculpture Park from April to October of 2010. The premise of the project was to develop a living space for four students to spend the night in the park.

Transformation Sequence

The Shield revolved around issues of privacy and separation. The Shield could comfortably house six students and contained a large public space for its residents. Sleeping spaces were partitioned from this public space to allow for active and passive activities to occur simultaneously. Structural Axonometric

Public v. Private Diagram


Construction + Assembly Axonometric


Summer 2012 Sustainable Futures professors Martha Bohm + Christopher Romano

MONTEVERdeportes

A community center for Los Llanos

Completed with Jon Eng, Matthew Geiger, Ryu Kim, Alex Neubauer, Ariel Resnick + Alec Wise The sustainable futures program in Costa Rica focused around community service. Our project Monteverde Deportes was meant to become a sport complex and community center for the Los Llanos region. Throughout the project we worked with the municipality of Los Llanos to develop a solution for their needs. The final solution focused around developed a community center with visual connection between the many varied programs. There was a particular emphasis on connecting views towards the main soccer pitch. It is our hope that these plans will be a useful fundraising tool for the municipality to use.

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Perspective of Entrance ANÁLISIS DEL PROGRAMA

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Existing Forest

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Reforestation

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Programmatic Relationships

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Main Axis Diagram

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Reforestation Diagram

Site Stormwater Management

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Fall 2012

Arc 403

coordinator Annette LeCuyer

Fluid Connections

Multi-generational housing + public pool With financial uncertainty, many families are opting to extend the nuclear family. Homes for three generations are becoming increasingly more popular. Families are given peace of mind with their loved ones close by and grandparents can again play a larger role in the day to day lives of their grandchildren. A public pool is also housed within the building, benefiting the residents and larger community. The concrete shell necessary for the pool became a driving force in the structure of the building. Looking to unite the public pool with the residential units, the concrete shell of the pool extended in two concrete shear walls. These walls support a roof that carries the steel suspension system that structures the residential units surrounding the pool.

professor Harry Warren


Fall 2012

Arc 403

section & elevation

coordinator Annette LeCuyer

professor Harry Warren


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Basement Plan

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coordinator Annette LeCuyer

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Fluid Connections: site plan Christa Trautman ARC 403: Harry Warren

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Facade 1/2” Air Gap 6” Water filled trombe wall

geothermal heating system

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Site Cast Concrete with Steel Suspension Cables

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Lightweight Framed Walls

wet walls

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Lightweight Steel Truss with Skylight Glazing System

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Roofing system Metal Sheet Roofing, Site Cast Concrete Slab


Fall 2012

Arc 403

coordinator Annette LeCuyer

An intense study into the possibility of having a [fluid] facade was instigated by Arizona University’s Solar Decathalon Design in 2009. Their submission included a water filled facade that would conduct heat into the space. Fluid Connections strives to have a [fluid] facade that can transfer heat around the building. In the winter water heated on the south side can be pumped to the other three sides, passively heating the building. In the summer the reverse can be used to passively cool spaces.

professor Harry Warren Roof

Combined Structural System

Roof Plan

Combined Structural System

Illuminance with with Shading Shading Illuminance

Typic

Super Structure: Site Cast Flat Plate Concrete with 3” Diameter Steel Suspension Cables

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Natural Air Flow

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Lap Pool Plan

Fluid Connections: structural diagr

Illuminance Illuminance without without Shading Shading

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SolarHeat Heat Transfer in Water Facade Solar Transfer in Filled Water Filled Facade

Basement Plan

Foundation: Site Cast Concrete & Site Cast Concrete Shear Walls

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Super Structure: Site Cast Flat Plate Concrete with 3” Diameter Steel Suspension Cables

Fluid Connections: structural diagrams

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Christa Trautman ARC 403: Harry Warren

Winter Winter

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Foundation: Site Cast Concrete & Site Cast Concrete Shear Walls

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Typical Residential Plan

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Basement Plan

Fluid Connections: structural diagrams

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Precast Concrete Water Collecting Roof

Lap Pool Site Cast Concrete Shell

Light Wood Framing with 3/8” Drywall 3” diameter Steel Suspension Cable Wood Paneling

Typical Glass Curtain Wall

Patio Rain Garden

Water Filled Insulating Facade .25” Air Gap 6” Water Filled Chamber Low E Glass

Flat Two Way Site Cast Concrete System

Standard Brick Veneer

Site Cast Concrete Foundation

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A GLIMPSE of Architecture_Christa Trautman  

A comprehensive work sample from my undergraduate studies at the University at Buffalo SA+P.

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