PORTFOLIO CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ E: email@example.com P: 917.903.9938
My approach to design is rooted in a dual background - architecture and environmental science. It is these two areas of study that I bring to the table in practice.
Drawing from the social and ecological context iin place to improve the quality of urban living.
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PROFESSIONAL RESUME PG: 5 GHW ARCHITECTS: QUEENS PLAZA - TOWER A PG: 6-9 GHW ARCHITECTS: QUEENS PLAZA - SHARED LOBBY PG: 10-11 A.A. BAKER: TOWNHOUSE PG: 12-13
ACADEMIC STUDIO 1.6 SPRING ‘15: CALUMET PG: 10-15
STUDIO 1.2 SPRING ‘12: HSA THEATER PG: 22-25
STUDIO 1.5 FALL ‘14: RESEARCH CAMPUS PG: 10-15
STUDIO 1.1 FALL ‘12: SUN HOUSE PG: 26-29
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIO 1.4 SPRING ‘14: WAGNER HOUSING PG: 10-15 COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO 1.3 FALL ‘13: VERTICAL MALL PG: 16-21
FABRICATION COMPUTATION SUMMER ‘14: HONEYCOMB PG: 30-33 ADVANCED COMPUTATION FALL ‘15 ROOFSCAPE PG: 34-37
Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY | NY, NY M. Arch I, Dean’s List 3.5
Binghamton University, SUNY | Binghamton, NY B.A. Environmental Science, Dean’s List 3.5/4.0
GHWA | NY, NY - Architectural Draftsmen / 1 yr. Involved in coordination and production of full CD set for Queens Plaza residential complex in LIC
A.A. Baker | NY, NY / 1 yr. Freelance draftsperson for renovations to single family residential homes, interior design schemes, and furniture layouts
Hi, I’m Christina architect in training from Queens, NY
: cmhern90@gmail : 917 903 9938 : issuu.com/christinahernandez90
Builtd | NY, NY - Architectural Intern / 3 mo. Prepared presentation materials, drawings, and research for small scale commercial projects in design development
Berman Horn Studio | NY, NY - Architectural Intern / 1 yr. Surveyed incoming projects; produced base drawings for schematic development of small scale residential and hospitality projects Richard Wrightman Design | LIC, NY - Design Intern / 3 mo. Created renderings to aid development of furniture pieces; Photographed collection for web development
Architectural Drawing: Autodesk (AutoCAD, Revit, 3DMax) Editing/Graphic: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
SSA CCNY| NY, NY - T.A. Visual Studies Served as a resource for first year architecture students on critical representation for multi-media and model making exercises
SSA CCNY | NY, NY - T.A. Summer Career Lab Organized and administrated workshops and design labs for introduction to architecture studio
BIM + 3D Modeling: Rhino, V-ray, Vasari Computation: Grasshopper, Python Language: Conversational Spanish
Bike & Build | PA - Northern U.S. Rider / 3 mo Individually raised over $4,500 for affordable housing organizations and biked across the country, volunteering on 17 construction sites along the way H4H Queens Phase 1 | NY, NY - Current Volunteer Volunteered on the rehabilitation of single family homes formerly vacant and dilapidated in Southeast Queens
Total Experience Hours: 1,900 hours - 1 year
Planning & Design: 53 HR Develop. & Doc: 1584 HR Constr. & Evaluation: 263 HR
Cityworks Publication: FiDi Public Lab 2014
Prototyping Architecture: The Solar Roofpod / book collaborator Cityworks Publication: Vertical Mall; Wagner Housing First Street Green Exhibition of Student Work
QUEENS PLAZA 28-02 Jackson Ave. LIC, NY GHW Architects Phase: CD - CA Building A: 521,000 sqft residential 3,300 sqft commercial For the Queens Plaza project, I was involved in the production of CD sets for 3 residential towers and an amenity building. Here I worked on drawings, notes, and technical specifications necessary for bidding, permit application, and construction.
Tower A: Key Plan
Progress set drawing: tower A first floor plan
PROFESSIONAL WORK (Top:) Tower A construction ; (Bottom:) Tower A Curtain wall 39
Tower A: Key Plan
Progress set drawing: enlarged partial floor plan of typical floor
For this portion of the project I worked with structural and mechanical engineers to coordinate the reflected ceiling plans for the interior corridors of the residential floors.
Cross sections through corridor
Progress set drawing: partial elevation of typical floor showing structure, sprinklers, and lighting
Progress set drawing: partial RCP of typical floor
QUEENS PLAZA 28-02 Jackson Ave. LIC, NY GHW Architects Phase: CD - CA
Shared Lobby: 1,300 sqft residential
The shared lobby connects buildings B1 and B2 as keyed on the site map below. For this area I organized a pricing set - preparing sections and details including design of the roof, canopy, and storefront. 1
(1) partial section through shared lobby at canopy with wing wall beyond
2 A-446 3 A-446
(2) section through shared lobby joining towers B1 and B2
+42'-10" PARAPET HT.
L.P.+43'-7" @ T.O.S.
L.P.+43'-7" @ T.O.S. L.P.+43'-6" @ T.O.S.
L.P.+43'-6" @ T.O.S.
+42'-10" PARAPET HT.
Shared Lobby Roof Plan
Partial sections through shared lobby
TOWNHOUSE Brooklyn, NY A.A. Baker Phase: DD
Private Home: For the townhouse I aided in the production of drawings under lead designer for renovations to the interior of this townhouse as well as the furniture layout.
First floor plan
Top Left - Bottom Right: Cellar FL, 2nd FL, 3rd FL, Roof
CALUMET INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT Studio 1.6 | Spring ‘15 Critic: Claire Weiss The Calumet River was and still remains largely industrial. The Calumet infrastructure project comes from an indepth analysis of the region and it’s evolution. The program provides a platform for a live/work space within highly adaptable parameters.
GROWTH 3-Dimensional diagrams: 1) an open construction frame connects to a core to accomodate vertical growth 2) open platforms incorporate circulation and communal space 3) modules inserted according to household needs
open construction frame
connected to core to acco GROWTH modate vertical growth
modules inserted based on household needs
3-Dimensional drawing of housing platform
COLLECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE GROUND SECOND PLAN
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
RESEARCH CAMPUS + PUBLIC LAB Studio 1.5 | Fall â€˜14 Critic: Jinhee Park The program of library continues to evolve. This map examines a network of educational institutions from primary education to university level. Imagining that this would be the central audience and user for the library, I developed a program matrix including spaces that include digital media studies to incubators and research labs.
Battery Park City Day Care
People live here
visual arts studios
digital media studios
The Learning Experience auditorium
private access live/work
restaurant + brew
public access search/browse
Downtown Little School
Academy of Financial Trading Richard Green High School Integrated Innovative Institute American forum for Education
Millennium High School
Some program operations require privacy. It is because of this juztaposition of public and private programs that the concept of public wrapping arose. Public wrapping allows private programs to operate within public spaces - layered and camoflauged.
creases accesibility across the site and improving the pedestrian network
ACTIVE EDGE: builds a dense high traffic zone, creating highly public active space
VERTICAL SHORTCUT: provides direct access between ground floor and library
PUBLIC WRAPPING: adds a layer of protection and privacy for private pro grams, creating a way for the two to co exist
Ground Floor Plan
Exterior rendering, public wrapping lab cores
Interdisciplinary Studio 1.4 | Spring â€˜14 Collaborators: Adelaida Baez Critic: Yehre Suh
WAGNER HOUSING [retrofitting nycha]
A new identity for public housing projects implements design strategies for healthy living and ownership. Affordable housing is directly confronted through: retrofitting the Wagner towers and carefully infilling the Wagner Campus. The proposal creates a framework for ownership. Self supporting steel frames ties into the buildings steel structure, providing better access to light and air, and allowing for choice through color, material, and opacity.
Ground floor plan of propsed infill housing
Detail of self supporting frame for facade
Infill housing proposal, and landscape proposal transforming passive open space into community gardens
Wall section for proposed infill shows double skin facade of screens and louvers for daylighting and ventilation
VERTICAL MALL Comprehensive Studio 1.3 | Fall â€˜13 Collaborators: Adelaida Baez Critic: Ali Hochek
The vertical mall is a comprehensive design proposal sited along 10th avenue between 17th and 18th street. The objective is to rethink the shopping program within a dense urban area. The vertical mall is a new commercial typology based on neighborhood and service. Within the tower, there is a combination of pop-up retail, start-up retail, and production space, as well as spaces for exhibition and education. The Pop-Up is temporal and the floor plan is designed to accomodate retail that changes over time. The mid section contains a media center and restaurant, while the ground floor holds permanent retail. The vertical mall links itself to the urban landscape with active public space the extends to both the street and High Line.
Zoning requirements pertaining to the highline
Push and pull shading strategy
Exterior rendering, display of program
Exterior rendering, access to highline
Interior rendering, POP-UP retail
Ground floor plan
Upper level floor plan
HSA THEATER Studio 1.2 | Spring â€˜12 Critic: Bradley Horn
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Longitudinal Section, renovated theater and outdoor amphitheater The Harlem School of the Arts Theater faces two obstacles: a disconnect from the school and a disconnect from the neighborhood. How can fragments of an existing building be reappropriated to create connectivity and collaboration between the arts? The proposal seeks to enagage both the school and the street. The lobby is converted into an outdoor amphitheater which functions as an inverse of the existing, introducing public space to the theater.
Bringing performance into the spatial framework of the school
Study models: expanding the program of theater
SUN HOUSE Studio 1.1 | Fall â€˜12 Critic: Babak Bryan
The design of the Sun House is driven by the sun path, the scientific manner in which it operates, and how it is intimately embedded in our daily routines. The angles of the sun are used to fracture a cubic mass, creating apertures through the mass that span from ceiling to wall to floor. This Sun House splits between dark viewing areas and light viewing areas. The apertures differ in width, depth, and cut so as to suggest different experiences of light.
night viewing bedroom
Conceptual model: describing appertures
Diagrams: sun tracking
HONEYCOMB [testing structure] Computational Design | Summer â€˜14 Critic: Robert Baker
Exploded axonometric of honeycomb structure
A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen. The architecture of the beehive maximizes the number of walls each bee shares with its neighbor, allowing bees to collaborate in constructing the shared walls of a cell. For this project I would researched the formative principles (including the geometry and nature) of the honeycomb. These fabrication exercises look to the inherent ideas about modulation and dense-packing in the cellular makeup of the honeycomb as a macroform.
Study of double curvature and surface fabrication
Study of fabricating the pattterned surface
Testing structure with selected hexagonal ribs
ROOFSCAPE [testing formwork] Advanced Computing | Fall â€˜14 Collaborators: Ronald Martin + Paola Martinez Critic: Jonathon Scelsa
Generating minimal surface follies; orthogonal grid reveal in formation.
Roofscape model: plaster, nylon, and supporting formwork
Two prioirties: 1) purity of form 2) consideration of economy and construction of double curved surfaces. The Roofscape grew from a study of minimal surface geometry and potential formwork options. A minimal surface is ideal because it requires the minimum amount of material between two edge parameters. We live in a global economy which demands an understanding and careful use of resources. Due to this responsibility, the form of the roofscape is created using a latex formwork. The formwork is lightweight, easily transported, and reusable.
Performance of curvature explore through diagramming light, sound, height, and size conditions.
THANK YOU. CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 917.903.9938