DANIELA MARTINEZ Undergraduate Portfolio
EXPERIENCE Eichberg Hall | Wood Shop Monitor
Savannah, GA | Fall 2017 - Present Assists students with tools and machinery Arranges laser cut files
Heineken Collaborative Learning Course
Savannah College of Art and Design | Fall 2017 Worked with Heineken in the development of a sustainable project Collaborated with a wide variety of majors to facilitate design ideas
Gensler | Architectural Intern
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture
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Mexico City | Summer 2016 - 2017 Involved from schematic design to construction documentation Documented and produced existing condition drawings Gained valuable managing skills from client and contractor meetings Managed furniture and fixture orders directly with manufacturers Produced cost estimate spreadsheets for furniture and finishes Attended construction sites and revised design accuracy
Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA Architectural History Minor Overall GPA 3.87 Expected graduation date Spring 2018
Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit
SCAD Study Abroad
Savannah, GA | April 2017 Collaborated with architects, designers, patients and clinicians Presented design solutions to enhance human experience
Lacoste, France | Fall 2016
Estudio Lemus Arquitectos | Architectural Intern Mexico City | Summer 2015 Schematic Design Development Project Development and Documentation
ACHIEVEMENT NOMA Student Design Competition Honorable Mention | Fall 2017
Savannah College of Art and Design | 2014 - Present
eVolo Architecture Magazine
Savannah College of Art and Design | 2014 - 2018 Academic Honors Scholarship Achievement Honors Scholarship Student Incentive Scholarship International Student Scholarship Dewberry Hospitality Honors Scholarship Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship
Revit Rhino AutoCAD Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Microsoft Office
Collaborative Dedicated Adaptable Organized 3D Modeling Hand drafting Research
Languages: Spanish and English fluently
Skyscraper Competition | 2018
Radical Architecture Discourse | SCAD
Project Manager | 2017 - Present Coordinate and schedule tasks Oversee design process of designated project
American Institute of Architecture Students | SCAD AIAS Secretary | 2016-2017 Prepare weekly meeting minutes Coordinate events and activities AIAS Membership Director | 2015 - 2016 Manage recruitment of members Lead monthly meetings to keep members engaged
United Reaction | SCAD
International Representative of Mexico | 2016 - Present Provide a connection seeking to enhance cultural development Propose unique project ideas in Latin America
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students Member | 2015 - Present
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PLUG-IN MAKER SPACE Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA 2017
SAVANNAH STADIUM Daffin Park, Savannah, GA 2017
Limestone Quarry, Lacoste, France 2016
CASCADA CONCRETA Pacaembu, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2015
NOMAS COMPETITION Sunnyside, Houston, TX 2017
Popocatepetl, Mexico City, Mexico 2018
01 PLUG-IN MAKER SPACE Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA 2017
Plug-In Maker Space is a dynamic structure that provides innovative spaces for the maker community and allows each user to have the flexibility of moving, changing, and seeking new opportunities within the built environment. Located in one of the most industrial cities, this mid-rise timber building contrasts with Pittsburgh’s steel bridges and concrete structures. It proposes a modern yet sustainable approach within the Strip District in downtown. According to United Nations Statistics, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and these numbers are expected to increase. Pittsburgh was named one of the “top 10 cities for millennials” due to the urban wave (CNBC). Based on this research, I took interest in the newer generations, like the millennials, and their desire to move around and seek change in their lifestyles. So in this age where change is wanted and creativity is thriving, how can I attract more people to Pittsburgh without negatively impacting the density within the city?
Population Density A
40.4406˚ N, 79.9959˚ W PITTSBURGH
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5k - 15k
15k - 30k
MILLENIAL HOME RESIDENTS < 25 YEARS 01
POPULATION DENSITY 2010
03 40.4406˚ N, 79.9959˚ W PITTSBURGH
Median Residents Age
HOUSING DENSITY 200 - 450 A
40.4406˚ N, 79.9959˚ W PITTSBURGH
40.4406˚ N, 79.9959˚ W PITTSBURGH
MULTIPLE LAYER ANALYSIS MAP
In order to better understand the site and how people move throughout the city, I researched population demographics of Pittsburgh. The Population Density map show what areas around the city are the most concentrated with people. The Housing Density map demonstrates the most habitable zones around the downtown area. Furthermore, I researched the age range of Pittsburgh residents, which is shown in the Median Residents Age map. I overlaid these maps to combine the information gathered and create a multiple layer analysis. The final map includes: the average housing density along with the average population density of 2010 and the age of residential owners who are less than 25 years old, which is considered the millennial generation.
SINGLE BEDROOM APARTMENT
Modular construction laminated timber panels are prefabricated and flat packed
ASSEMBLY CLT panels are assembled off site
DELIVERY TO SITE
Residential units are shipped to site
PLUG INTO FRAME
Units are loaded and plugged-into structured lots
PLUG-IN HOME ASSEMBLY
RESIDENTIAL POD LAYOUTS
LEVEL 4 - 12 Levels 4 and up are residential. The post and beam structure creates “lots” where the plug-in units can be inserted into the building. The vacant lots can be used for communal spaces where the residents can gather. These interactive spaces may include: kids playground, space for reading, space for yoga classes, courtyard area, etc.
LEVEL 3 This level includes a gym and a communal kitchen for the building’s residents. In addition, the large exterior terrace can be used for communal events like the “Pop-up Maker Workshops” where the maker community can set up modular pod structures and host training workshops open to the public.
LEVEL 2 This level includes the maker spaces like: wood shop, metal shop, digital fabrication lab, robotic lab, casting studio, textile studio etc. Additionally, there are classrooms and studios available for learning and working collaboratively.
LEVEL 1 The first level is dedicated for gallery and retail spaces where pop-up shops can be set up and products from the maker community can be sold. The atrium allows for daylight to enter the three main levels, as well as create a connection between the public and the maker community. In addition, there are administrative offices at the back of the floor plan.
GROUND LEVEL The main level has two main entrances; the front side is for the public and the back side is for residents. The residential lobby is located at the back of the building creating a separation from public and private spaces. The front side of the building contains retail and food spaces. There is a “bulk” grocery store with no packaged products, a cafeteria, and a dynamic side façade for food trucks to be “plugged-in”. Furthermore, there is a large storage space on one side for the residential units. The crane has clear access to that side to be able to grab the plug-in unit and insert it into its correct lot.
02 SAVANNAH STADIUM Daffin Park, Savannah, GA 2017
This stadium is designed specifically for Daffin Park. My goal was to complement the park with a soccer stadium as opposed to overshadowing the natural setting. This stadium is quite literally open to the rest of the park to represent a natural environment. The white concrete makes the stadium stand out but its pure geometry still keeps the architecture to be simplistic. The openness of the structure allows for a connection to the neighboring areas. The green ramp creates a continuation of the park onto the stadium as well as the green track above the soccer field. This creates a relationship between architecture and nature. In addition to the new soccer stadium, the program of the park was also renovated. The renovations include: tennis courts, basketball courts, lacrosse and football field, baseball field and a larger pool. A paved strip was added next to the stadium to be used for farmers market and food trucks during game days. Additionally, a skateboard rink, picnic area, and childrenâ€™s playground were implemented into the site within Daffin Park.
Concrete Tower and Steel Cable
Steel Space Frame
Concrete Beam Structural Grid
Concrete Column Structural System
Exploded Axon Exploded Axon
EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC Exploded Axon
Vegetation Planter Concrete roof
Construction11De Steel Truss
Concrete Beam Concrete Column Concrete Beam
DIAGRAMS DIAGRAMS DIAGRAMS
FLOW SHAPE FORM
VENTILATION VENTILATION VENTILATION
SITE PLAN Geometry Vegetation Planter Concrete roof Steel Truss Concrete Beam Concrete Column Concrete Beam
GREEN ROOF GREEN ROOF GREEN ROOF GREEN ROOF
SUN SHADE SUN SHADE SUN SHADE
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Construction Detail CONSTRUCTION DETAILED SECTION Vegetation Planter Concrete roof Steel Truss Concrete Beam Concrete Column
03 LUMIERE VITALITY PAVILION Limestone Quarry, Lacoste, France 2016
Vitality - [vahy-tal-i-tee] Exuberant physical strength or mental vigor for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence. Lumiere Vitalite is a temporary safe-haven located in the southern province of France. This place offers protection and encourages the process of restoration through therapy in a natural setting for the healing of spirit, mind and body. The architectural spaces promote a symbolic and physical path toward the pursuit of one thing: to be guided by light. The pavilion takes advantage of a secluded limestone quarry as its location to provide the user with a space away from a hectic lifestyle. The concept of creating mindfulness and enlightenment through a space depends on how the user perceives it. With this in mind, light gives a space character and meaning. The design of this pavilion is meant to be open and dark with different apertures that allow light itself to define the space which can reveal the userâ€™s emotions.
INTERIOR VIEWS I was intrigued to experiment with the different ways that light can define and affect a space. The various apertures are towards the back of each room to allow light to guide the user. Medium Used: Ink on paper
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04 CASCADA CONCRETA Pacaembu, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2015
The main objective of the house was to optimize the alluring view that the city has to offer, which is located south of the residence. I analyzed the site and researched Brazil and its culture taking into consideration the privacy and security needed in a large city. The recessed floors allow every level to have an open view of the exterior and creates a more dynamic flow of circulation. The main level is purposefully open for interactions and social gatherings while I also focused on certain rooms that require more privacy by isolating the master bedroom, service room, and studio. Due to the fact that the site is very narrow, vertical circulation had to be prioritized. The main staircase is in a glass box connecting the sub level, main level and second level, and also serves as a source of light for the house. â€œCascada concretaâ€? is represented not only by the concrete material and water features, but also by its recessed floors that create an appearance of falling water. The house is made of light colored concrete because of the Brazilian climate and the different water features around the house are meant to provide a sense of calmness in the houses surrounded by a hectic city as well as evaporative cooling.
LIVING ROOM VIEW
1. Exterior Patio 2. Maidâ€™s Bedroom 3. Service Room 4. Master Bedroom 5. Exterior Pool
GROUND LEVEL 1. Foyer 2. Exterior Patio 3. Kitchen 4. Living Room 5. Dining Room 6. Terrace
1. Guest Bedroom 2. Office 3. Studio 4. Gallery Space 5. Atrium 6. Terrace
VIEW OF MAIN LEVEL
05 NOMAS COMPETITION Sunnyside, Houston, TX 2017 Group Submission
Our proposal for the John S. Chase Academy of Architectural Design and Sustainability wishes to tackle our generational struggles through a learning environment that maintains the student hyper aware of sustainable ideas, good design and technology. The academy also strives to be a center used by an entire community, and was designed with that extended purpose in mind. Through proper programming, defining multipurpose, adaptable spaces and offering instances everyone needs. In our conceptual design development, how to make the most out of circulation became a core value of how the rest of the building would resolve. Kinetic energy tiles harvest the energy from the pressure of walking on them and can be converted to usable electricity. Other sustainable strategies incorporated into the buildings were the use of a double skin system, green roofs and gardens, large amount of photovoltaic cells and ample glazing towards the north. The program of the building was designed into arrangements that complied to be used as a securely accessed school, but could be easily transformed into public spaces. In the ideal realization of our design we envisioned supportive programs such as open kitchen community potlucks, theatre club and open gym policy to be readily available to create a tighter knit community, train in additional skills and have a place to have a sense of ownership and pride.
Level 1 1. Administrative 2. Auditorium 3. Cafeteria 4. Gym 5. Lobby 6. WC
Level 2 1. Administrative 2. Auditorium 3. Classrooms 4. Library 5. Lobby 6. Running track 7. WC
1. Art studios 2. Classrooms 3. Roof Gardens 4. Library 5. WC
06 EVOLO COMPETITION
Popocatepetl, Mexico City, Mexico 2018 Group Submission
Statistics show that yearly 75-80% of the days in Mexico City are considered to have poor air quality. This design combats the issues of energy pollution by generating clean energy and filtering the air, thus alleviating the burden of dense pollution. The design is located on the outskirts of Mexico City, perched upon PopocatĂŠpetl Volcano. This location allows for the building to collect energy from a geothermal volcanic plant. Additionally, the skin filters the air which continually travels up and around PopocatĂŠpetl. The energy produced by the geothermal plant also provides the power to house and sustain air filtration sentinels which travel daily to and from Mexico City. Volcanic Geothermal: The volcanic geothermal plant produces a great amount of renewable energy. When water is introduced to volcanic matter, it settles in a super critical state, neither gas nor liquid. This form of geothermal energy uses less water, which can be recycled for the same use and produces ten times the amount of energy of conventional geothermal.
Filtration Skin: The skin of the building contains hexagonal filters spreading across the angled facades of the building. Each individual hexagon has three layers of filtration designed to be cleansed by the encasing structure. The structure acts as a series of apertures designed to hold the filters as well as vacuuming the surfaces to kill any germs with ultraviolet light. Sentinel and Dock: The sentinel is designed to dislocate from the building in order to filter the center of Mexico City daily. Each sentinel acts as an independent unit soaring through the sky in order to collect pollutants in the air. The sentinels have homing capabilities which allows for a docking system. The docks are designed to house the sentinels for purposes of charging and vacuuming. The addition of nascence to Mexico City will improve both the air quality and the ability to create clean energy. With better air and energy quality, Mexico City will begin to build a healthier life. Sentinel to form morphology
Energy Generator: Steam from geothermal shaft is introduced into the turbine to generate energy.
Water Collection Basin: Storm water collected by the catcher is stored in this basin to then be introduced into the geothermal shaft.
Vacuum: The skin is continually being vacuumed through the webbing system to collect particles. Vacuums allow for uninterrupted air filtration for the skin and sentinels.
Particle Collection Basin:
Vacuum exhausts black carbon particulate matter from filters into collection basin.
UV DISINFECTANT LAMP
Black carbon particles are compressed for condensed storage. Compressed particles can be used for: Industrial rubber products, high performance coatings, batteries, inks, & plastics
Rain collected water is pumped 2 kilometers into the volcanic matter. Super critical water is pumped back up the shaft to power the turbine and generator. Power is used to vacuum the skin and to charge sentinels. Water is recycled through this process.
STEEL HORIZONTAL CONNECTION TITANIUM DIOXIDE COATING
STEEL STRUCTURAL SYSTEM WATER COLLECTION CATCHER
WATER COLLECTION PIPE Power Cable
SENTINEL DOCKING SKIN FILTER SKIN
Generator is composed of a magnet wrapped around a motor and coils
WATER COLLECTION BASIN VACUUM EXHAUST PIPE COMPRESSOR ARM COLLECTION BASIN
SURFACE CASING GEOTHERMAL SHAFT
Steam in supercritical state is needed to generate energy
Turbine shaft turns generator
FILTER 1: AERIAL VIEW OF MEXICO CITY
FILTER 2: The second layer is a carbon filter that traps odor and gases in the surrounding air.
BALL AND SOCKET JOINT: The joint allows for the rotation of the three propeller stabilizers which defines direction and allows the sentinel to dock vertically onto the facade of the structure.
UV LAMP: SENTINEL SKIN
The interior is lined with an ultra-violet lamp, which kills the bacteria from the filters and stops micro-organisms from reproducing.
INTAKE VENTS: Intake valves draw air internally to an impeller fan.
OUTTAKE VENTS: Outtake valves extract moving air when flying.
AERODYNAMIC DESIGN: The aerodynamic design allows for induced wind to be drawn in. FILTER SKIN
The first layer is a fiberglass filter that removes large air particles. This is 99.7% effective at catching particles as small as 3 micrometers.
FILTER 3: The third layer is a fine fiberglass filter that will remove smaller air particles like pm2.5 and bacteria. These fine atmospheric particles come from volcanic eruptions, motor vehicles, and power plants.
STAINLESS STEEL IONIZER: This electro-static technology produces negative ions to clump particles together and magnetically attracts them to the filters to be removed from the air.
POLLUTION TRACKER: This sensor is combined with GPS electronics to track pollution hot-stops on the principle of light scattering.
PROPELLER STABILIZERS: Blade-less propellers take advantage of headwind and forces it through internal ducts to generate a downward flow and allows the sentinel to lift. Its angled design creates a negative pressure causing the air to accelerate.
EXTERIOR COATING: The sentinel is coated with a superfine titanium dioxide, which is activated by ambient light and can fight against pollution.
DOCKING CONNECTION JOINTS: RECESSED DOCKING STATION: The recessed design of the docking station allows for the sentinels to be flush with the skin of the structure when attached.
These joints provide energy to re-charge sentinels. Additionally, these joints allow for a connection between the sentinel and the central vacuum structure.
These ducts connect the central vacuum structure to the sentinels in order to clean the particulate matter from the filters
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