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Intro, Curriculum and Resume S*Mart Marketplace: Pagedale, MO Canopy House: Tidewater Region, VA Armored Safe Haven: Cape Hatteras, NC Harbor Park Mixed Use: Norfolk, VA Asuma House Remodel: Azuma, Japan Beacon of Tomorrow Technical School: Norfolk, VA The Urban Room Project: The South of France Models and Theories: Various Locations AIA Emerging Leaders in Architecture: West End Village, Roanoke

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Intro, Curriculum, and Resume

"Architecture is the artful science of coordinating multiple building elements, how they connect, and representing this collaboration with both drawings and writing." - C. Laney My life's story isn't very long, but it starts by making a decision to try something new and live life in God's purpose. Located on the east coast, Hampton University lies on a peninsula about 30 minutes north of Virginia Beach and Norfolk (naval base), and three hours south of Washington, D.C. It's a place full of culture, and many campus buildings are a part of the national historic registry. I chose this institution because of its strong relevance in America's fabric, an academic scholarship, and proximity (security) to family members in the area, but mostly, because it was a different environment from my Midwestern, St. Louis County, upbringing. My mother is from rural Pike County, MO (she later moved to St. Louis after college to become an elementary school teacher before becoming a manager at the telephone company) while my father is from Stowe/ Pottstown, Pennsylvania (he later moved to New York City and various cities internationally during his military service and later as a government contractor.) Though my parents divorced early on, I thankfully had positive role models on each side, and was able to bond with immediate family, extended family, and family friends. I know that God placed me in my environments to fulfill His purpose- since it enabled me to reach out to both mentors and mentees, and later to share my education with others. Thankfully during the immeasurable education process at Hampton University that taught both career and life skills, I met my future husband, and we have been able to encourage each other during the academic, professional, and life maturation process- setting large and small scale goals along the way. Since I wrote a book about the hypothetical construct of race called "Race in a Nutshell: The Black Box", I identify as a black woman (an African American) whose lineage, according to's DNA test, is 30% Ivory Coast/Ghana, 22% Benin/Togo, 16% Cameroon/Congo, 8% Senegal, 14% Europe, and less than 1% West Asia. In addition, according to family accounts on my mother's side, my ethnicity is also inclusive of Blackfoot Native American ancestors. My family was helpful with the pursuit of this information since both parents have kept detailed records over a long period of time. With my background stated above, and two years of corporate experience in my hometown of St. Louis (where I focused on construction documents), it is my passion to complete my Intern Development Program hours and Architecture Registration Exams. I am grateful for the few trials and many blessings bestowed upon my life since the year of our Lord, nineteen ninety. Prayerfully, this inspires you to pursue your God given purpose/passion.


Canopy House Construction A Design Innovation III A Solar Decathlon Design Study- Honors B Arch. and Enviro. Design Theory III A+ Special Projects- Nature/Nurture A Advanced Architectural Design II A Theory II A Professional Practice Reading Arch. II BPrototypes and Assemblies A Personal Finance A Advanced Architectural Design I B Adv. Structures and Bldg. Systems III A Professional Practice Reading Arch. I A+ Prototypes and Assemblies A International Travel- France A Urban Design Studio- France A Intermediate Architectural Design II B+ A+ Structures II Environmental Systems A+ Theory I A Special Projects- Intro to Revit WP Intermediate Architecture Design I BStructures I B+ Building Science II B Special Project in Art (Graphic Design) A Humanities II A+ Basic Arch. Design II BIntro to Building Science I ASpecial Projects (LEED GA) A Written Comm. II- Honors B Humanities I A+ Architecture Ecology A Basic Architectural Design I AArchitectural Representation AHistory of Architecture II- Honors B Intro to Physics I B Graphic Comm. Basic Design II AHistory of Architecture I A+ Sculpture I AOral Communication APre-Calculus II AGraphic Comm. Basic Design I B Intro to Computers B+ Health Education Honors B Pre-Calculus I AIndividual and Life- Honors A GPA: 3.58 Written Communication I A.P. High School American National Politics A.P. High School A.P. High School Elementary Spanish 27

CHRISTINA K. LANEY, Assoc. AIA INTENT I am currently a junior architect with a history of exceptional achievement as a scholar and leader. My short-term goal is to gain experience in the area of construction documentation. My long-term goal is to design high quality sustainable spaces for clients and users that will positively impact the built environment. WORK EXPERIENCE Hastings + Chivetta Architects Junior Architect St. Louis, MO

summer and winter 2013, August 2014 - present

As an intern architect on the production team, I create drawings for existing conditions, schematic design, design development and building phasing. See my current resume for notable projects. INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE Department of Energy, Solar Decathlon Solar Decathlete - Team Tidewater Hampton, VA

December 2013 - October 2014

The decathletes independently created construction documents for a 1,000 SF solar house to compete in the bi-annual international competition. I assisted with the production of wall sections, opening details, pergola design, and physical construction of the home. BJC Healthcare, Planning Design and Construction Intern Architect St. Louis, MO

June - August 2011

Assisted the lead design staff by bench-marking spaces, evaluating surveys, rendering patient rooms and visiting construction sites. SKILLS Revit Architecture

AutoCAD Architecture

Adobe Photoshop

Google Sketch-Up


AWARDS Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts Emerging Leaders in Architecture, Virginia Society AIA American Institute of Architects Virginia Prize Design Competition, Honorable mention of school Virginia Educational Facility Planners Design Competition, Honorable mention of school

Adobe InDesign

January 2013 – May 2014 September 2012 – May 2013 March 2012 October 2011

LEADERSHIP AIAS and NOMAS president September 2010- September 2012 Organized architecture and engineering workshops in Virginia to encourage aspirant high school students to pursue STEM majors. REFERENCES (available upon request) EDUCATION Hampton University (Hampton, Virginia) Ladue Horton Watkins High School (St. Louis, Missouri)

GPA: 3.58 Masters: Architecture GPA: 3.50

Graduation Date: May 2014 Graduation Date: May 2009

Collegiate Resume


S*Mart Marketplace: pagedale, MO

The S*Mart Marketplace on St. Charles Road in St. Louis, MO is in close proximity to the existing Rock Road metro link station and takes the place of a previously closed indoor market. The first floor allows for vendors to set up shop as they wish in an allotted amount of space. The second floor includes a green roof, office/security space, and a large skylight on the ceiling of the main market “hub.�

The security desk overlooks the courtyard and into the market

Main market hub

Roof Plan

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Rock Road Metro Link Station


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S*Mart Marketplace: pagedale, MO

Creating a new standard market for the Midwest, The Smart Marketplace combines a community’s necessities and desires into one exciting venue. I was inspired to create a market because producers and consumers interact directly with each other in these places, cutting out the middle man, and lowering prices. Day to day living takes us to places where we procure or exchange goods (flea markets, farmers’ markets, and supermarkets). Because of their very nature, they also bring a diverse community of people and things together. The site selected is the previous location of Frison Indoor Flea Market which was closed down due to illegalities.

Concept sketch North

Mobile, condensable and stackable kiosks developed during schematic design

Expanding kiosks allow for a sparse or full market set up. Also, the market can have a secondary use when the kiosks are not in use



The theories that began research include: Nan Ellin’s “Architecture of Fear”, Craig L. Wilkins’ View of market while traveling “The Aesthetics of Equity” and Jack Travis’ “Black Cultural Design.” The result is a perceived safe environment that is inclusive for all parties and reflects the community that it serves: a “smart- market” place, providing a sustainable, multi- faceted way to acquire reasonably priced items and to promote trade.

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Multi story wall section showing long span construction elements, angled roof, and curtain wall panels

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The Canopy House is Team Tidewater’s entry for Solar Decathlon 2013. Architecture, engineering and interiors students worked together to create a home with features that merge quality design and valuable engineering. The design is based on the synthesis of universal design and aging in place; making sustainable living accessible to all regardless of age or physical impairments.


DIEM wall



Designed to be intuitive and space resourceful, the layout is divided into public space (kitchen, dining, living room, and public patio), flex space (bathroom, office, washer & dryer and mechanical room), and private space (bedroom, closet and private patio).


The Data Integrating Engineering and Mechanics (DIEM) wall seamlessly integrates the home’s entire electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. This feature contains a tablet-based control system which provides the user with tactile and visual information on the performances of the home’s systems while allowing the user to control electrical appliances, lights and temperature.

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Safe Haven: cape HatteraS, nc

The Armored Safe Haven on Cape Hatteras in North Carolina solves a longtime problem of many permanent residents of, and vacationing visitors to, the cape during stormy seasons. Though the weather is often beautiful, evacuation is sometimes a necessity for the small protrusion of land. Unfortunately, a narrow bridge cannot always accommodate the traffic in harsh weather situations. Evacuation measures are also dangerous to carry out. The solution is for the people caught on the island, to stay securely on the island, until the weather dies down. Four pods of residential spaces are connected by bridges to a central power source. It absorbs solar power during sunny times, illuminates during night or stormy times. The light attracts rescue workers if necessary, but mainly acts as a way finding device at night. The central source also encloses a generator and water retention tank. The multi-story residences are compact and ever changing. A space saving feature is a moving wall that separates the kitchen from the laundry and storage area. Depending on which area is desired, the wall can slide back and forth to make room. Also, three-story built in bunk beds condense sleeping quarters. The structure itself adapts. When weather becomes inclement, the balconies fold upward and the overhangs fold downward. A shell is created that protects the homes, and most importantly, the glass, from harsh rains and winds.

Sleeping quarters (above)

The dwellings are situation on a hill and stilted for maximum flood evasion. The area underneath the homes can be used to store vehicles.

Lower level

Kitchen with moving wall (entertainment center on the front, laundry space behind)

As the settlers moving west huddled together during attacks, the dwellings protect eachother by being in a group

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Tidewater Towers, a mixed-use building, is designed as a self-sustaining urban community. Lower level retail spaces are accessed through the larger, main tower. The commercial spaces face the baseball stadium and attract business before and after games. Eateries are on the first level as well as the second level. The circular patio allows cafÊ guests to be a part of the baseball stadium’s allure and provides Chesapeake Bay views. Residents are encouraged to enter through the smaller secondary tower that leads to a residential lobby. Residential units are on the second and third levels.

Passive solar features

Residential lobby (secondary tower)

Harbor Park Baseball Stadium: brick pattern inspired Tidewater Towers’ masonry

Commercial lobby (main tower)

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VA View of Tidewater Tower from Harbor Park Baseball Stadium

Harbor Park Baseball Stadium is currently a hub to bring Norfolk residents to the waterfront. Though game days are busy, more destinations are needed to keep this area lively and functioning like a coastal city should. Our group focused on the themes “Live, Work, and Play� and implemented the following buildings onsite: mixed- use residential building, hotel, parking garage, ferry terminal, office building, and Ferris Wheel.

Commercial lower level

Second level

Third level

Fourth level and roof

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HOuSe reMOdel: azuMa, Japan

Designed for a “one-armed potter,” the remodeled Azuma House considers ADA, small scale, and multi-story design in a high density environment. The new design pays homage to the existing home’s open roof. A central open area brings the “elements” together: concrete, wind, light, and water. A flowing water feature stems from an overflowing infinity pool on the top level. The clustered neighborhood is almost forgotten inside of the home that always gives views of the sky. A water pump is hidden underneath of the third story pool, and the piping is placed inside the waterfall’s metal frame. Third level

Second level

A relaxing infinity pool on the third level provides the client with a personal oasis in addition to exciting views of the surrounding city.

Spiral stairs are made ADA accessible with chair lifts Ground level

Lowered amenities create an accommodating kitchen

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The Beacon of Tomorrow Vocational/ Technical School inspires innovation and environmental consciousness. The roof includes a large dome that hosts a globe on the interior, greenery, and skylights. Because of the interesting vehicles and aircrafts used for learning at the facility, the rear garage is broadcasted at the busy three-way intersection rather than the entrance. The sides of the building include a shading tensile structure and angled windows that take advantage of the constant northern natural lighting. West


Entrance (pervious pavement appears to be grass)

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The first level includes classrooms, labs as well as auto/aero mechanical spaces. The second level includes an observatory/ lecture space and classrooms.

Masonry wall/garage door section utilizing long span construction ((Brick above glazing omitted to see roof structure)

The usually hidden “service� side of the building is shown off since the building is known for its auto-mechanical abilities

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urban rOOM prOJect: tHe SOutH Of france

An eight city tour of The South of France focused on architecture and urban design for upcoming fourth year architecture students. The historic cities provided examples of construction methods that withstood the test of time. We measured spaces and proportions and exercised our quick sketching abilities while being led by Ray Gindroz (Urban Design Association) and a number of other friends. Our three week France trip led to a six week urban design studio that focused on creating an updated city scheme for Toulon, France (Norfolk, Virginia’s sister city.)

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urban rOOM prOJect: tOulOn, france

The urban room project sought to recreate the character and experience found in three existent plazas: Place Puget, Place Ledeau, and Place Baboulene within Toulon, France. These plazas, besides acting as comfortable gathering public spaces, form a systematic network of linkages, connecting different plazas and streets through blocks and facades. The master plan, which proposes the redesign of plazas du Globe, Gated Garden, de L’equerre, des Bon Temps and Ingenieur-General Monsenergue, intends to create a broader experience, therefore reconnecting and reactivating forgotten urban spaces and providing pedestrians a clear and pleasurable trail through downtown.

The proposal for Place du Globe aims to correct many of current problems the space faces; it is an abandoned space due to undefined programming, insufficient shading, inadequate sittings and resting areas. The design response to these problems was to incorporate the city vision for Toulon’s photography museum, which adds a function to the plaza and defines the entrance of the passage towards the Gated Garden. This modern insertion matches other glass additions along the plazas. Evergreen trees and benches were added to provide shade, relaxation and respite. The plaza is also meant to accommodate a street market, while still caring its open and inviting character.


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building apartment infill

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Place Pudget Place des Bon Temps Place Ledeau Place Baboulene Place du Globe Gated Garden Place de L’Equerre Passage Eiffel Place Monsenergue

fountain added

photography museum featuring digital photo display

circulation highlighted by tiling



urban rOOM prOJect: tOulOn, france

The Gated Garden is has very uninviting and inaccessible fenced in design surrounded by the backs of buildings with no pedestrian openings which limiting the use of the space. The proposal aims to turn the garden into a more welcoming space which allows a natural flow through the network of plazas. The new design opens the path so that pedestrians will feel comfortable walking through the garden by enhancing the landscape with trees and a pergola in order to mask the portly designed facades.

Place de L’equerre is a forgotten space with very little human activity despite being located within a very populated downtown area of Toulon. It marks an important transition in our path towards plaza des Bon Temps, since it allows pedestrians to have a terminated vista of Bon Temps’ clock tower. Currently, it has too many high deciduous trees which overwhelm the small space. The proposed plan better organizes on site activities by relocating the childcare and adult education buildings and adding a coffee shop.

Gated Garden brighter colors

Place de L’equerre

use of brighter colors help to highlight buildings building apartment infill

clock tower as terminated visa

adult education photography museum proposed pastry shop

entrance moved to align with passages

pergola to mask lack of windows

sequence of planters found many places at Toulon marking the edge of places

photography displayed at garden

confortable benches

olive trees more clear path



urban rOOM prOJect: tOulOn, france

Place des bon temps is the connecting piece of the new proposal for down town. Its edges mark two main streets, as well as the passage connections to Place de L’Equerre and Place Monsenergue, the latter which leads to Toulon’s waterfront area. Also, features in the place help pedestrians to orient themselves and act as a terminated vista. A large fountain intersects the axes between a series of enclosed passages coming from Place Baboulene and the clock tower, which located on the southwest corner of Place des Bon Temps. The clock tower acts beyond just a monumental building by also functioning as a key feature in directing the circulation flow of spaces, connecting Rue Anatole from the west, Rue Semard from north and Rue Micholet from the south.

Place Ingenieur-General Monsenergue

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Place des Bon Temps

Place Monsenergue faces difficulties with is current design because it is too large and poorly designed which subsequently causes it to feel very uninviting. To provide the plaza a sense of hierarchy and identity, the proposal places a large fountain at the center of the plaza and introduces a series of palm trees to bar the Avenue de la Republique, creating a strong axis and separating pedestrian from vehicular traffic.

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Theories: Various Locations

In order to study existing buildings effectively, digital models help analyze the structure, materials, and space types requiring different internal conditions.

Communicating ideas with three-dimensional design is exciting. Projects have focused on: - Positive/negative space with grid structural members - Concepts and craft of fabrication - Photorealistic rendering - Multi-story tower spaces with wood framing Outdoor exhibit dedicated to my greatgrandmother

BJC Healthcare labor and delivery

Concept for beach residence

Crew tower Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright

Positive/ negative space and grids

View, arrival and sacrifice

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Leaders in Arch: West End Village, Roanoke

The Virginia Society AIA Emerging Leaders in Architecture partnered with the Stakeholders of the West End and Roanoke’s Department of Planning to assess the needs of the West End Target Area and brainstorm a solution over ten months. The West End neighborhood (along with Hurt Park + Mountain View) lies between the Roanoke River and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Tracks west of downtown Roanoke. Development in the area dates to the early 20th Century as railroad executives and other wealthy citizens began to move further from downtown into large houses with landscaped yards. This area features some of the City’s finest examples of its early architecture. Approximately half of the area is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Activating the high traffic orner

Over the last half of the 20th Century this area has undergone a number of changes. Today it features a broad mix of land uses from single-family residential to industrial districts. While the Hurt Park, Mountain View and West End neighborhoods are no longer the premier residential neighborhoods they once were, the area has retained much of its historic qualities and offers solid residential, commercial and industrial redevelopment opportunities.

Transit stop Grocery store

We chose the 13th St Corridor because it is the natural path through the West End. The funneling of people through Memorial Bridge allows the opportunity to make a single statement that starts to change perception of the area. A statement showing that the area is safe and livable will draw people through, discourage criminal activity, and encourage businesses to establish.

Creating a sense of place with a neighborhood logo, pedestrian paths, introducing planting, and smaller scale streets with crosswalks


Hampton University’s Architecture Department: Urban design studio was a focus of the curriculum. We studied many theories and sustainable city planning practices before our European excursions. Ray Gindroz (founder of the Urban Design Association) along with our talented professors from a multitude of backgrounds, led us through eight French cities. We measured, sketched, toured (with Leon Krier's client Ariel Balmassuer, Christophe Clemencet of Toulon Blocks redevelopment, artist Remy Kefriden, and employees of France- Etats Unis & Mayor's Cultural Attaché) and became more cultured before designing our own ideas for Toulon's redevelopment (Norfolk's sister city.) In addition to my French travels, I had the opportunity to travel to the Middle East to visit my father (who was working on an American Military base there.) This experience allowed me to see the souks, restaurants, and skyscrapers of Doha, Qatar and Dubai, U.A.E. Furthermore, in order to gain exposure on site and understand the interdisciplinary experience, our university teamed up with other local schools to design and construct a solar home that could possibly compete in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Competition. Talented individuals make up the faculty and staff of Bemis Laboratories (the architecture build-ing). During my time as an architecture student, the professors’ backgrounds include practicing professionals and graduates of: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Princeton University, University of California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Houston, New York Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, and University of Puerto Rico.

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