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CHRIS EWING PORTFOLIO 2020


Experience | Architecture Intern, Pima County Facilities Management May 2019-August 2019 | Tucson, AZ Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona August 2017-Current | Tucson, AZ

Hello! I am a recently-graduated architectural designer with a Masters of Architecture and a passion for small-scale residential projects. Working with my hands to build projects of passion from the ground-up has always been a passion, with the ethos of “do it once, do it well”. This ethos is reflected in every piece of furniture and hardware I’ve crafted, and represents my need for excellence in craftmanship.

|Contact Email cjewing@email. arizona.edu Phone 520.664.5082 LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/ cjewinguofa/ Website https://madcactuscreations.com

Student Research Assistant, University of Arizona January 2018-April 2018 | Tucson, AZ Regional Sales Manager, Automatic Data Processing January 2016-July 2016 | Tucson, AZ Photography Intern, Walt Disney World Resorts July 2015-January 2016 | Kissimmee, FL

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Bachelors of Design, Minor in Sustainability Arizona State University, Fall 2011 - December 2015 Master of Architecture University of Arizona, August 2017 - May 2020

Skills | Digital

Skills | Physical

VRay Welding (Arc/Stick) Lumion Joinery Rhinocerous Woodworking Word CNC Operations/CAM Powerpoint Lasercutter Operations Excel Metalworking AutoCAD Concrete Fabrication SketchUp Wood-turning Grasshopper 3-D Printing (FDM) Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Revit


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Warehouse Cultural Center

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Parametric Modeling

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El Presidio Guest Housing

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Interstitial Bath House

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Personal Projects


01 Warehouse Cultural Center Mixed Use/Cultural Focus/Community Center Course: 2nd Year Studio 2019 Instructor: Prof. Carr Location: Warehouse Arts District, Tucson AZ

The Warehouse Arts District ties together the Tucson Downtown, the culturally-significant 4th Avenue, and the University of Arizona. The goal of this project is to create stronger ties between these major cultural and economic entities in the Tucson area through the development of a multi-use community center.

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02 Parametric Modeling Parametric Modeling Through Rhino/Grasshopper Course: Integrated Technology 2018, Instructor: Prof. Dickinson Form From Fluctuation | Mercedes-Benz Museum Iterations of lofted forms were creating using the base design concept of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Utilizing Grasshopper for Rhino, a script was developed to change diamemter, location, rotation, and center for the two sets of lofted curves. The following were manipulated through script: Diameter/Spacing Manipulation Base/Top Rotational Manipulation Vertical Manipulation This form was later milled into foam utilizing RhinoCAM software and the college’s CNC Router, after initial prototyping through 3D-printing, followed by a final casting of the form in concrete.


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03 El Presidio Guest Housing Guest Professor Housing/Community Center Course: 1st Year Studio 2017 Instructor: Prof. Domin Location: El Presidio Historic District, Tucson AZ The goal of this project was to develop a residence for visiting professors, lecturers, and scholars. However, because of the historic value of the surrounding El Presidio historic neighborhood, there was the additional challenge of both serving the surrounding neighborhood in a civic nature and respecting the existing historic architectural style and material pallete as well. Additionally, due to proximity to the proximity to the railroad, the downtown area, and several high-traffic streets, the project was to be inwardfocused, turning away from the public way while still allowing pedestrian traffick and users through the space.


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04 Interstitial Bath House Public Bath House/Infill Project Course: 1st Year Studio 2017 Instructor: Prof. Trumble Location: Scott Avenue, Tucson AZ The purpose of this studio was to address the need for infill development in the downtown Tucson area, as well as introduce the challenge of a highlyconstricted project space. Additionally, we were instructed to center our technical and aesthetic performance based on light, structure, and use (ergonomic/social), and to develop the front/rear of the structure as the left and right sides of the site consisted of party-walls adjacent to the neighboring structures.


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05 Personal Projects Furniture/Woodworking/Metalworking Throughout my time at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona, I have had the opportunity to utilize one of the best workshops in the nation. Although most of our time is dedicated to working on studio and building technology projects, emphasis is placed on the importance of personal exploration. I have spent my fair share of time at CAPLA working on personal projects involving extensive woodworking, joinery, carpentry, and metalworking, and have gained my fair share of experiences in these crafts. These projects have ranged from smaller objects, such as headphone stands to larger projects like laptop desks and coffee tables with custom hairpin legs.


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Scottsdale Tinyhome Expo Location: Shemer Art Center Scottsdale, Arizona The purpose of this project was to develop a tiny-home concept for the Shemer Art Center “Southwest microLiving” event. Alongside my colleagues Hector Rodriguez and Chaz Kern, a system of steel “cubes” was developed alongside modular panels that could be interchanged depending on the program of the space. Additionally, we were asked with constructing all components of the tiny-home concept within the timeframe of the Expo show itself, ranging from the interior/exterior panels to the HSS steel frame.


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Portfolio 2020 | Chris Ewing | Select Works CAPLA 2015-2019

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