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SUM OF ITS PARTS Cover Letter ......................................................... pg. 3 Resume ............................................................... pg. 5

University of Illinois at Chicago

Floating Tranquility .............................................. pg. 8 Tower Typology ................................................... pg. 12 Diamond in the Rough ........................................ pg. 16 Stage Installation ................................................ pg. 20

Freelance Work

Carport ............................................................... pg. 26

I am excited about a career in architecture. This portfolio is a collection of my undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I am presenting it as qualification for employment. I obtained the skills needed for the fields of architecture and design with an excellent combination of formal education and work experience. My natural artistic skills and craftsmanship were cultivated during high school working with the stage crew building stage installations and during college building models. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago and be taught the essential skills of architecture by top local architects. I also had the opportunity to engage in freelance work and participate in renovations in the River Forest and Oak Park area. My work experience at the UPS store in Oak Park has taught me how to service clients. I am very proud of the feedback I have received from my employer and clients for excellent performance. I have even volunteered at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. I am confident I can make a contribution to your company and make the community a better place. Thank you, Christopher P. Wilson (312) 446 9980 chrispwilso@gmail.com

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CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS WILSON 432 S Euclid Ave Apt 1W Cell Oak Park, IL 60302

(312) 446-9980

LinkedIN - http://lnkd.in/bACk_eh

http://archinect.com/chrispwilso Email - chrispwilso@gmail.com Education August 2004 - June 2009 •

Oak Park & River Forest High School o Varsity wrestler for the 2009 State Champion wrestling team

August 2009 – December 2013 •

University of Illinois at Chicago o Bachelors of Science in Architecture

Work Experience February 2012 – July 2012 •

Slainte Irish Pub o 7505 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130 o (708) 366 4977 o Doorman o Check identification of customers and maintain a safe environment.

April 2012 – Present •

The UPS Store #3385 o 159 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL, 60305 o (708) 358 1445 o Store Clerk o Graphic desing, printing, packing, shipping, and mailbox services.

Programming and Related Experience •

Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Audacity, & Sketch Up

Part of several house renovations within the community

Well skilled in printing, drawing, & building models

Diligent in office work and organization

References Leonardo Nierman Artist & Musician 011-52-55-5550-1842

CJ Quist UPS Store Manager (847) 275 7536

Dan Wheeler Wheeler Kearns Architects (312) 939 7787

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS at Chicago Department of Architecture and Design Fall 2009 - Spring 2013


FLOATING TRANQUILITY UIC ARCH 465 SPRING 2013

North Ave

Site - North & Sedwick Ave

Sedwick Ave

Culture and the arts define communities, and the goal for my proposal was to create a structure home to two distinctive spaces where local artist could work, socialize, and present art. A lower, public garden and sanctuary open to the side walk, and a gallery which brings such tranquility inside solidity. Taking influence from Rick Joy and then adjusting both form and program to context, the structures 2nd floor copper faรงade invokes this idea, a discovery similar to that of opening and finding crystals in an igneous rock. The vegetation, present in both spaces, brings attention to the public space, while the almost floating copper structure above acts as a shelter for both the patrons below and the art kept inside. Each are open to allow for a multitude of activates to be accommodated year round, from open painting to ice sculptures in the lower level, and art shows to lectures in the upper floor.

Influence - Rick Joy

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Elevation 1/8�

1/16"

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TOWER TYPOLOGY

UIC ARCH 205 FALL 2010

Through a variety of formal studies, this multi-use building has plenty of balcony space for views of the cities skyline, all while having sharp edged faรงade facing the Kennedy Expressway.

EXERCISE

30 - 33 PUBLIC (SPECIAL)

PARTY DRINK

SLEEP WORK

5 - 30 PRIVATE

SHOPPING DINNING

R&R 1-4 PUBLIC (EVERYDAY)

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH UIC SPRING 2012

ARCH 366

1.

2. Subtract (y axis)

3. Subtract (z axis)

4. Cut

5. Rotate

6. Connect "The Diamond" Drawing 1: Foam

FISSURE

Christopher Wilson

ARCH 366

Let’s remove the old Harold Washington Library and make a new library where the central circulation space stands out and becomes a contemporary work of art.

In my early stages of deveoping a form for the Harold Washington Library I did several formal strategies of subtraction and addition in order to understand the relationship between solid and void. The result was a series of “spikey” openings that created an array of angles and ramps. Each study produced a unique “fissure” which would seperate the structure yet unites people together into the void of the space. The fissure existed everywhere within the structure, allowing it to be a sorce of circulation and communication throughout the whole structure. The Fissure can be seen as an abstract form which is both static and dynamic. It moves and changes its position, becoming apart of the circulation, auditorium and the reading room. It streches and expands, often touching the facade. It is an open core for the buildings public area, a funtional art form, and a center for learning and exploration.

Average # of people getting off train = 109 people every 15 minutes

EAST

NORTH

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Jackson Blvd

E Van Buren St

Dearborn St Plymouth Ct

State St.

Congress Parkway

Harrison St

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STAGE INSTALLATION UIC .................................................. ARCH 206 SPRING 2011

This was a collaborative project where we were given the task to create an installation for a stage performance. The installation had to have a functional purpose of being able to change based on scenarios of the play, where actors could move different pieces into place. Based on the limits we were given, we created a wooden miter cut wall comprised of an array of simple pieces. The combination of linear and diagonal miter cuts allowed for multiple, fractal appearances where actors could build, move, hide, or disassemble the entire installation through the course of the play.

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Freelance Work Fall 2013 - Present


Carport

P- (708) 369-8801 E- acculine@comcast.net

12' 8"

Contractor Chris Dubanski

12'

2052 N Nordica Ave Chicago, IL 60707

4'

ALLEY

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Floorplan

Steel Column 4” x 4”x3/16”

Roof Detail

37' 6"

Slope

Raffters C8 (11.5 lbs per foot)D

ouble C 12

32' 6"

Steel Base Plate 8”x 8” x 1/2” 2'

Four 8” long; 5/8” dia. Rods Hilti Hit H4 70 Adhesive

4”x4”x3/16” Square Tubing Columbs

23’

Steel Base Plate 8”x8”x1/2”

1'

4' 8”

4'

IBEAM W8x13

N

Alley Line

ALLEY Prop. Line

Rebar 1/2” dia.

Prop. Line

Slope to Alley

3'

Raffters C8

2”x2” Square Tubing Braces

8”x8”x1/2” Steel Base Plate with Four 5/8” dia. 8” long rods

New Sidewalk

6”

41' 4" 199' 3"

3'

Alley

32' 6" 37' 6" 4' 8”

4'

House

New Carport

Patio

1'

23'

New Sidewalk

4”x4” 3/16” Square Tubing Columbs

34' 6" 9' 6"

12'

12' 8"

IBEAM W 8x13

N

3'

Corrugated Steel Sheets

Analytical Site

42"

New Concrete Slab & Piers

Rebar for Concrete Piers

12” 29



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