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PORTFOLIO of STUDENT WORK CHRISTOPHER PLATT


Architecture & Design Architecture Architectural Technology Interior Design

The Bachelor of Architecture program will prepare you to be a well-rounded, highly creative graduate, able to contribute to the world through meaningful and inspiring architecture. As a professional program, the BArch endeavors to prepare students for licensure shortly after graduation, reducing the need for further graduate education or an advanced degree.

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*Official Department Panel - featuring me, but not designed by me - on display starting January 2017


Table of Contents Villa di Polio Felice Visitor Center

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Buffalo Industrial Heritage Museum

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NAAB Team Room - Alfred State

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Guaranty Building Model

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VILLA di POLIO FELICE VISITOR CENTER This project was completed with a partner, Julie Marlatt. My primary responsibilities were physical and digital modeling, sections, structure, and exterior development. She was primarily responsible for the site plan, interior design, and renderings. We split the work as evenly as possible for concept and floor plan development. We collaborated closely throughout the project made all of the major decisions together.

Entry level Plan

Lower Level Plan

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Structure Sun Views

Sustainability

The seasonal and hourly orientation changes of the sun for Sorrento has lead to the creation of a very angular building that helps guide natural light through the interior spaces. The exterior of the building was also informed by methods of controlling light. This layout also helped form the structural system within the building and has put an emphasis on the interior and exterior views that are evident throughout the visitor’s experience.

Early sun shading experimentation and structure sketches

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Model Photos

Massing Model Process

Solar Study using the 1//8th” = 1’ - 0” scale structural

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1/16th� Massing model (3d printed)

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BUFFALO INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE MUSEUM

Process | Efficiency | Product - Factory Motifs Storage

Reel Storage

Maintenance

Draw Dept.

Receiving

Annealing

Strand Dept.

Administration

Packaging

Tin Coating

Shipping

Finished Wire

Finished Wire Products ROD

Rod

Site on the Buffalo River

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Refinement concept based on my time working in a wire factory


Mechanical

Office

Admin Office

Office

Temp. Gallery

Office

Board Room

Lounge

Outdoor Space

Directors Office

Second Floor Plan

Storage Exhibit Prep Large Meeting Room

Library

Exhibit Space Orientation Room

Shipping/Receiving & Crating

Gift Shop

First Floor Plan

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Sections and Elevations

Site Section

Northeast Elevation

Transverse Section

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Southeast Elevation

Cross Section

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Detailed Wall Section

Cable Suspended Walkway Detail

All rendered views for this project were rendered by hand with markers on vellum then edited lightly in Photoshop

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ALFRED STATE NAAB TEAM ROOM The Architecture Department at Alfred State College had a major NAAB accreditation visit in the October of 2016 as a part of their ongoing efforts to accredit the BArch program there. I was hired over the summer and into the Fall semester to plan and execute the creation of the NAAB Team Room - a responsibility that directly impacted the success of that NAAB visit. My decisions were ultimately subject to final approval by the dept Chair. I collaborated directly with faculty members who assisted in varying capacities, however; the majority of the work was completed by me and I had a primary role in determining and curating what work would be on display.

Area Legend Guaranty Building Model Exhibit STAR Center Exhbit C.A.R.S Exhibit Projection Area Auxilliary Model Display Evidence Locker Freshman Sophmore Junior Senior Thesis

*As per NAAB requirements, this space was not to be a pristine “gallery” of only the best work, but rather a space that shows a representative sample of all work in an efficient and user-friendly way.

My work also included measuring and documenting the existing room, the design, specification, and pricing of a purpose built model display/storage table as well as a poster storage rack (never realized) and the graphic design of labels throughout the space.

7' - 4"

1' - 9"

1' - 9"

0' - 4"

4' - 0"

1' - 9"

3' - 4"

1' - 9"

Model Table Plans

0' - 4" 0' - 4"

7' - 4"

0' - 4"

4' - 0"

0' - 2"

0' - 4" 0' - 4"

0' - 2 5/8"

0' - 4"

0' - 2 5/8"

0' - 1 1/4"

0' - 2"

0' - 1 1/4"

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0' - 4"

-4 "

2' - 1"

3' - 4"

0' - 4"

1' - 5"

0' - 2 3/4"

4' - 0"

1' - 5"

0'

2' - 1"

0' - 2 3/4"

0' - 1 1/4"

0' - 4"

0' - 3 5/8"

0' - 4"

0' - 3 5/8"

45.0 0°

0' - 4"

0' - 4"

0' - 0 1/2"

0' - 6"

0' - 2"

Ref. Level 0' - 0"

0' - 2" 0' - 2"

0' - 2"


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Primary Exhibit Space

Sophomore

ARCH 5306

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ARCH 5306

Above: sample Evidence locker way-finding Below: Vinyl Floor way-finding

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Freshman


Studio Sorrento(Junior)

Evidence Locker

Thesis

Freshman

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GUARANTY BUILDING MODEL

Building Documentation The project was to build a 1/4” scale model of Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building in Buffalo, NY to be on display in an interpretive center in the building. This project was part of a class then later as a professional commission. Professor Dave Carli was the professional model maker on this job, and there was a lost of other students who were involved in various capacities (in alphabetical order): Mary Allen, Mike Bowman, Eryn Cochran, Colin Davidson, Shannon Fay, Nick Graziosie, Josh Greenaker, Christiana Mehmal, and Brandon Oddo. The contributions of most of these students stopped after the class ended but mine continued through the delivery. This model could not have been completed without the help of these students, however; I put over 600 hours into this model - the most of all students by a large margin.

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Sample model in front of the final plywood “carcass”


Pearl St. Facade in progress

Spandrel panel and pilaster

Technique to etch the sides of spars

Floors 3-13 assembled

Site layers sample

Laylight pattern testing

Laser Etching in progress

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Final Model

South Facade Light-well

Church Street Facade, post travel touch ups

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Church St. Facade - Floors 1-3


13th Floor Cornice Detail

Pearl St. Facade

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Thank You.

View from the roof of the Guaranty Building, Buffalo NY


Contact Info: plattc@alfredstate.edu 315-832-2509

Portfolio of Student Work  

Select projects from my first five semesters at Alfred State College. Link to video of the Guaranty Building Model (video created by Colin...

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