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COLLEEN MCDONOUGH I ntern A rchitect

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Marketing Projects KSBA Architects 2012-2013 Adobe Photoshop, I l l u s t r a t o r, I n D e s i g n Using Adobe Creative Suite products, I created a series of hierarchy charts, project definition charts, and process diagrams to explain the creation and work distribution of Arctecon, an IDP company.

Television Studio Programming KSBA Architects 2012 Bentley Microstation with SketchUp Programmed spaces that include sizing and function for a proposed television station. The programming is based on research from a number of different existing television stations and Architectural Graphic Standards.

News Control Room

Editing Suite

Production Studio with Cyclorama

Audio Room

Rendering Projects KSBA Architects 2010-2012 SketchUp

West Virgina Wesleyan 2010 SketchUp Rendering of the entrance to a proposed new construction dorm for West Virgina Wesleyan College.

Mt. Ireneaus 2011 SketchUp with RenderIn West Virginia Wesleyan Dormitory

RenderIn for SketchUp night rendering of a spiritual retreat cabin in the woods outside Olean, N Y.

Elliott Corporation 2011 SketchUp with RenderIn RenderIn for SketchUp rendering of the front entrance for the Elliott Centennial building in Jeannette, PA.

Elliott Centennial Building

Mt. Ireneaus Retreat Cabin

Klingensmith Rear Enclosure KSBA Architects 2010 Bentley Microstation Construction document for the design of a backroom enclosure for a Klingensmith Drug Store in Leechburg, PA. Concrete block and glass block are the primary construction materials.

A Psychological Approach to Relief Undergraduate Thesis 3 0 We e k s Professor Christine Gorby The issue of shelter after disaster is often a great source of controversy. A portion of the debate is rooted in what type of shelter is preferable after a natural disaster. Typically, people live in temporary housing for a period of time longer than ini tially intended. The current opinion of many non-government organizations (NGOs) is to skip the temporary housing phase of recovery and move straight into building permanent public infrastructure. This proposition seems ideal, but becomes problematic in execution for those in inadequate situations while politicians debate infrastructure improvements. Temporary housing after a disaster is something that is going to develop whether or not NGOs authorize it. A type of temporary housing that can adapt to its inhabitants is needed. A house that is able to arrive at the site of the disaster quickly. A house that isn’t made with toxic agents. A house that will utilize the principles of light, air, and quality materials to facilitate a healthier living experience.

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Community Water Treatment Facility Fall Semester 2010 1 5 We e k s Professor Sandra Staub

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This project is part of a larger urban design scheme for The Lower Don Lands in Toronto, Canada. The community plan focused on creating new urban space from brown fields and revitalizing the Don River that flows through the site. Another goal of this project sought to restore the river to its original course, as well as the marsh lands that had once been present on the site before development. At the heart of the community is the proposed water treatment and community center. The processing of community water is handled in several different ways including UV radiation, sand tanks, and a method that takes the water through the land, plant roots, and coursing down broad stairs to filter it back into the Don River and out to Lake Ontario.

Studies From Abroad: Rome, Italy Spring Semester 2011 1 5 We e k s While studying in Rome, Italy during the spring of 2011, there were several exercises both digital and hand d rawn, to foster comprehension of the culture and history of the city.

Route Map Walk 1 We e k Professor Allan Ceen The first was a series of cartographic walks exploring ancient to renaissance pathways through the city. Sketching key streets and landmarks after the walk was crucial to understanding the impact of the particular path to the c ity.

Thorp Competition 1 We e k Professor David Sabatello 1st Place The second was a collaborative competition between architecture and landscape architecture to design an installation celebrating 150 years of Italian unity in and around Piazza Venezia in Rome.

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Thorp Competition

Relocation of the Barnes Art Museum Spring Semester 2010 1 5 We e k s Professor Ute Poerschke

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This project focused on building a new home for the Barnes Foundation after its move from Marion, PA to Philadelphia, PA. The design for the gallery is based on Barnes’ original idea of wanting the artwork in his gallery to be viewed independently of genre, artist or chronology. In response to this idea, the gallery in the relocated museum is comprised of a system of tracks, so panels of the artwork can be moved around and reconfigured. This way, the gallery can be as it was originally in the Barnes, or it can be changed up to be experienced differently.

Hajjar Competition: A Solitary Home Spring Semester 2010 1 We e k Professor Ute Poerschke 2nd Place The goal of this one-week charrette was to design a residence in State College, PA based on paintings from the Barnes Museum in Ph iladelphia, PA. Focusing on three paintings that portrayed the subjects as solitary or alone, Pablo Picasso’s Head of a Woman , Monet ’s Bateau Atelier , and Modigliani’s Jeune Fille Au Corsage a Pois , influenced the spatial design of the home, which is just large enough to be comfort able for one person.

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Educating the Strip: A Green Library Fall Semester 2009 1 5 We e k s P r o f e s s o r M a l c o l m Wo o l e n


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The central thesis of this project was to design a library for the busy strip mall and shopping area along the State College, PA main thoroughfare, North Atherton Street. Since the strip is usually a place of waste and big box stores, and libraries are centers of learning and education, the idea was to create a green and sustainable library in the hopes of educating strip culture in methods of conservation. The library features rammed earth construction walls, a bioswale parking lot, and a green roof, among other environmental responses.

COLLEEN MCDONOUGH I ntern A rchitect

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Colleen McDonough Architectural Portfolio 2014