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CLAIRE NAMOVICH ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO selected works


About Me: Ever since I was little I have loved the idea of being a designer. With my abilities in both math and art, I thought architecture would be perfect, so I applied. As I got older I discovered my love for both the old and the new. Historic Preservation and Healthcare Architecture are two of my passions within the built environment. I believe everyone deserves a comfortable place to live their life no matter the circumstances, and I believe the world of design has endless possibilities. You should not only love the building you’re in, but also love the feeling you get the second you step through a set of doors.

Claire Namovich

+ 616 298 0015 clairenamovich@ku.edu clairenamovich@gmail.com PO Box 4628 Lawrence, KS 66046

design skills


EDUCATION. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS / Lawrence, Kansas Master of Architecture Candidate / Art History Minor / Expected Class of 2020 Pursuing graduate certificates in Historic Preservation & Healthcare Architecture Fall 2017 / Semester Long Research Project on Urbanization, Preservation, and Downtown Malls. Presented at Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium BLACK RIVER PUBLIC SCHOOL / Holland, Michigan Class of 2015

Experience. SOFTWARE TUTOR / KU School of Architecture and Design / Lawrence, Kansas August 2017-Present Help students with software questions in the computer lab as well as lead software tutorials SUMMER ARCHITECTURAL INTERN / Spectrum Health/ Grand Rapids, MI May 2017-August 2017 Created 3D model library, field verified hospitals and office buildings, revised check sets and schedules, gained AXP hours toward my professional architecture licensure WAIT STAFF / Impromptu Cafe-KU Dining / Lawrence, Kansas August 2015-Present Waiting/bussing tables, Usage of a basic POS system, Catering Fall Football games

INVOLVEMENT. ALPHA SIGMA KAPPA-Women in Technical Studies / Kappa Chapter / Delta Class January 2017-Present Promote friendship, academic achievement, unity within the organization, and philanthropy throughout the community. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS / Kansas Chapter August 2016-Present 2017-2018 / Freedom by Design Fundraising Chair 20162017 / Creator's Ball Committee Member LAWRENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY / Student Active Member January 2017-Present STATE OF KANSAS PRESERVATION SOCIETY / Student Active Member January 2017-Present DANCE MARATHON / University of Kansas December 2015-May 2017 January 2016- May 2017 / Morale Committee Member December 2015 / Dancer


Contents 01 Dallas Museum of De-Heteronormativity 3rd Year Fall Studio


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03

KU- Traditions and Generations Welcome Center

IUOE Construction Training Facility

2nd Year Spring Studio

2nd Year Fall Studio

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05

Sequence-Kit of Parts

Lightbox

1st Year Spring Studio

1st Year Fall Studio

06 Architectural Photography


01 De-Heteronormativity

Location: Dallas , Texas Fall 2017

When I was told that I would have to design a museum of the extinction of anything that I want I didn't want to do a material object or species, I wanted to do something with a broader context that would leave a greater impact on anyone that would walk through the walls. Heteronormativity is slowly fading away, whether people want it to or not. Norms from the past are now changing. De-Heteronormativiy: The Museum, explores norms both new and old about the gender binary, sexual orientation, gender roles, race in relationships, dating life, and more. As the state of Texas is a very conservative state, Dallas is full of open-mindedness and opportunity. I thought bringing this museum to Dallas and spreading education on this topic would be a very good opportunity. Placing it across Klyde Warren Park in the Arts District will bring a lot of traďŹƒc and attention to the museum. All are welcome here.


Five dimensions of heteronormativity shows inflexibility and discretion of dimensions rather than realizing the fluidity of these dimensions

Architectural representation of inflexible heteronormative dimensions as barrier walls

Creating voids to defy or break the inflexible boundaries

Creating a gallery sequence out of these voids and boundaries

Walls oriented toward the public spaces (the street and park) to gain transparency to and from the building

Apply the program to the container walls to create the museum

site plan


LOBBY

gallery


Lower Level

1 Rear Garden 2 Walkway to Temporary Gallery 3 Main Galleries 4 Temporary Gallery 5 Collection Storage 6 Prep Room 7 Ramp to Ground Level 8 MEP Room 9 Gender-Neutral Restrooms 10 Preservation Room

ground level

1 Entrance 2 Lobby 3 Cafe 4 Outdoor Patio 5 Kitchen 6 Prep Room 7 Security Office 8 Gift Shop 9 Ramp to Ground Floor 10 Classroom 11 Gender-Neutral Restrooms 12 Loading Area 13 Loading Dock 14 Permanent Galleries 15 Walkway to Temporary Galle 16 Rear Garden


ery

second level

1 Staff Break Room 2 Private Office 3 Office Area 4 Gender-Neutral Restrooms 5 Reception Desk 6 Waiting Area 7 Library 8 Private Office 9 Private Office 10 Conference Room


Entrance

Rear garden


structural concrete

mesh architectural fabric

wall section Wall Section

perforated metal grate

structural glass

sections

sections sections

terrazzo flooring


wall detail


02 ku-tag traditions and generations center

Location: lawrence, kansas spring 2017

I named this the "traditions and generations center" because I wanted it to be a place for everyone. When people think of a welcome center at a college or university, it is usually geared toward incoming freshman. I wanted the KU-TAG to be open to any fan of the Jayhawks, whether it be an incoming freshman, a student in their junior year, or an alumni of the University of Kansas, as it is attached to the existing Alumni Center. The idea of this building is "coming full circle" in the terms of being a Jayhawk, which is why there is such an emphasis on circles and curves throughout the building. I hope that any Jayhawk young, or old, can ďŹ nd comfort being inside this building.


lobby


curves emphasized throughout the welcome center

sections


ground floor plan

second floor plan


third floor plan


gathering area for tours converted to event space for alumni


physical model


03 iuoe training center

Location: st. joseph, missouri Fall 2016

The IUOE training center is a place for construction apprentices to learn the tricks and trade of construction before going out into the real worl.d. A key component of this building is the arena where students can both watch and practice. I wanted to keep this training center both simple and practical for its use, hence the simple oor plan complete with classrooms, lunch rooms, and areas for the students to relax and learn.


property plan

site plan

exploded site plan


second floor plan

ground floor plan


south elevation

south section

Axonometric section


east section

east elevation


04 sequence-kit of parts

freshman design studio ii spring 2016

For the kit of parts project, we were given a list of materials that we were allowed to use for the model, and devise an abstract-like scenario, with intentions of it being able to be walked through. From here we developed perspective drawings, and plan and elevation drawings, along with a parti model, and parti drawings.


one-point perspective


two-point perspective


floor plan

elevation i


parti

elevation iI


05 lightbox

freshman design studio i fall 2015 The lightbox project was my first experience with design and planning. All of first semester of first year was conceptual, but I learned how to create a kit of parts, instructions, and successfully create a lightbox. It also gave me a step in the right direction with InDesign and Photoshop.


KIT OF PARTS: 2 -SQUARE-SHAPED SIDE PIECES 10- RECTNGULAR- SHAPED PIECES 10- Y-SHAPED PIECES 10-NOTCHED PIECES


STEP O

SLIDE THE NOTCHE THE Y-SHAPED PIEC SNAP TOGETHER A COHESIVE

slide repeat 10x

INSERT 10X

INSERT 5X EVERY OTHER SLOT

STEP

INSERT ALL BLUE SIDE PIECE, INSE PIECES TO ONE SID SLO REPEAT Y-SHAPED PIE

STEP T

SLIDE BOTH SIDE CREATE L


ONE:

ED PIECES ONTO CES SO THAT THEY AND CREATE ONE E PIECE.

TWO:

E RECTANGLES TO ERT 5 Y-SHAPED DE, EVERY OTHER OT D ON OTHER SIDE ECE

THREE:

ES TOGETHER TO LIGHTBOX


06 architectural PHOTOGRAPHY Something I enjoy doing very much is exploring new cities with a camera. Whether it be with my iPhone or my DSLR camera, the opportunities to explore material, texture, and lighting are endless. Architectural Photography is my favorite. Not only does it provide inspiration for future projects, but it also helps me to explore with angles, high or low, it is always fun to photograph a new building or structure.


DALLAS, TEXAS SEPTEMBER 2017


AUSTIN, TEXAS DECEMBER 2017


THANK YOU!

Claire Namovich 616-298-0015 clairenamovich@gmail.com

Claire Namovich Portfolio 2017  
Claire Namovich Portfolio 2017  
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