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COLIN GAST


cambridge library 01 plaza cafe 02 performing arts school 03 fashion house 04 villa savoye adaptation 05 tectonics 06

COLIN GAST Candidate for B.S. in Architecture, 2014 Northeastern University 626 Forest Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091 gast.c@husky.neu.edu

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CAMBRIDGE LIBRARY Fall 2010 [ eight weeks ] OBJECTIVE _design a branch library for the Cambridge community INTENT _distinguish sunken library functions from the elevated community program _use key site-program relationships to create paths that subsequently form programmatic pods _push lower ground plane through to upper green space to create two defining volumes

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1/8” = 1’

AUDITORIUM

COMPUTER / RESEARCH LAB

READING ROOMS CHILDREN’S CENTER LOUNGE

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PLAZA CAFE Spring 2010 [ six weeks ] OBJECTIVE _design a cafe for the Christian Science Center to attract increased plaza occupancy INTENT _discovered that a process of compression and release occurs on a city level and a site level _create topographical paths that directly materialize these compressions and releases both physically and visually _bring additional green space to the site, thus making it a more attractive city center

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Christian Science Center

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PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL Spring 2011 [ eight weeks ]

OBJECTIVE _using extensive urban analysis, design a performing arts school for a site in Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South End neighborhood INTENT _continue the strong pattern of Boston row houses _connect volumes with a tilted circulation loop _attach studios and practice areas to loop, thus constantly activating student interaction _embed outdoor performance area between both volumes

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LOOP

LIFT

ATTACH VOLUMES

SPECIFY

CIRCULATION

CIRCULATION stairways + bridge + core

MUSIC | VISUAL ARTS | THEATER | DANCE group + studio

OTHER PROGRAM auditorium, admin, classrooms

CIRCULATION stairways + bridge + core

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STUDIOS group + private


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FASHION HOUSE Fall 2010 [ six weeks ]

OBJECTIVE _design a new Fashion Institute in Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Back Bay neighborhood INTENT _developed a defining stair as an extension of the street _use the stair as both circulation and part of the runway sequence during shows _sections of the program are able to open and close to the street to allow for numerous public and private functions

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[ extension of the street ]

[ void as experience ]

[ circulation shapes voids ]

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VILLA SAVOYE ADAPTATION Spring 2010 [ four weeks ] OBJECTIVE _transform the Villa Savoye while maintaining many of the original concepts INTENT _create two membranes attached to a central axis ramp, much like Le Corbusierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carpenter Center _play with stretching these membranes in certain spots to increase the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elasticity _use this elasticity to take advantage of blended spaces

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STRUCTURES: TECTONICS Spring 2011 [ one week each ] OBJECTIVES _design and build a bass wood-framed watchtower _draw a properly detailed CMU wall section INTENT Watchtower _pay special attention to sizing, connections, openings, and roof drainage _meet all requirements, including: one angled wall windows on all sides of second level proper sizing to span distances minimum 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cantilever CMU Wall Detail _include correctly drawn materials, connections, windows, flooring, and roof

_dimension and label all components

_provide a light shelf detail

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2’-11”

roof drain drip flashing dowel

shallow green roof rigid insulation sedum

5’-1”

roof decking 2 x 10 roof rafters

brick veneer gypsum board aluminum frame

wood casing

tube steel perimeter frame

light shelf

9’- 4” furring air space cavity rigid insulation

Batt insulation between furring stripes

CMU

wire tie

1’-5”

6’-4”

3” wood decking

CMU bond beam

3’-8”

weep hole

rowlock sill

8’-5”

wood sash wood stool and apron

4’-2”

finished floor

11’ -1/2”

subfloor

protection board

metal tie straps

8’-7”

8’

membrane

poured in place concrete foundation wall rebar basement floor slab

perimeter drain drainange mat crushed stone

1’

steel moment connection

3’-7”

metal panel infill

weld wire fabric

protection board upper barrier compact gravel

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RESUME Education Northeastern University, Boston, MA [May 2014] Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Architecture Minor in Urban Studies Honors: Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scholarship Recipient Activities: Habitat for Humanity, Freedom by Design, AIAS Related Coursework: Pattern, Urban Design & the City; Site, Type & Composition; Fundamental Design; Fundamental Representation; 19th & 20th Century Architecture and Urbanism; Structures - Statics; Structures - Tectonics; History of World Architecture 1 & 2

Skills Digital: Autodesk Revit, AutoCad, Google SketchUp, Kerkythea, IDX, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Microsoft & Macintosh Operating Systems Manual: Model making, hand sketching Language: Intermediate knowledge of Spanish

Awards / Leadership Award winner in Illinois IDEA Regional Drafting Competition Participant in People to People Student Ambassador Program

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Thank you.


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