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D A R PA N

PAT E L

www.darpateldesign.com

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE philadelphia university

(aug 10’ - present)senior

university rambassador

- meet with prospective students and their parents to introduce them to the PhilaU campus atmosphere and academic programs - help manage other rambassadors, office clerical work aswell as data entry

phillip jordan architects

(may 11’ - aug 11’)architectural

design intern

- help firm transition from AutoCad to Revit modeling interface - prepared construction documents for client evaluation and permit submission - used design knowledge to assist in decisions for proposed projects - gained experience in both residential and commercial design using skills in AutoCad & Revit Program

usa architects

(may 10’ - aug 10’)architectural

design intern

- worked on a design of a university Arts Center along with a new State Prison - helped the firm coordinate with other partners with the BIM interface - helped manage and update the firm materials library

5815 ricky ridge trail orefield, pennsylvania 18069 +1. 484.707.4258 patel7906@philau.edu PROFILE

EDUCATION

[national involvement]

philadelphia university

a.c.e mentor program(aug 09’ - present) architecture mentor

philadelphia, pennsylvania college of architecture and the built enviornment bachelor of architecture minor in business development may 2014

- mentor and inspire current high school students to become architects

special olympics (jun 06’ - present) golf coach

-coach and mentor about 20 olympians each year to regional and state competitions

LANGUAGES english fluent

gujarati

native-fluent

[school involvement]

hindi

South Asian Student Assoc. (aug 10’ - present)

german

founder + president

International Student Assoc. (aug 09’ - present) president

AIAS (aug 09’ - present) member

fluent

intermediate- comprehensin and oral

PROFICIENCY computer aided design

autocad, revit, ecotect, rhino 4, 3ds studio, sketchup

adobe

illustrator, photoshop, indesign, flash

other

microsoft office,corel, datatel


ridge avenue and allegheny avenue


p a radise rede velop ement philadelphia, pa year: 4 - fall collaboration: Vanessa Miller(LA), Richard Cianfrini (LA)

Hugged by history and knit by culture, Paradise has the resilient will to become a role model in this neighborhood but it is restricted by these abrasive borders. Healthy Lifestyles interweaves a network of urban paths and trails that navigate the community through a series of interactive and engaging interventions. Through a series of active and passive experiences Healthy Lifestyles links activity between all age groups within Paradise to create unity within the diverse community. HU

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BIKE LANES

SITE INTERVENTIONS

COMMUNITY PATHS

ALLEYS

GREEN ROOFS

community redevelopement plan


HEALTHY

Community

+ HEALTHY

Ecology

+ HEALTHY

Economy

= HEALTHY LIFESTYLES community redevelopement concept


Social Interaction Jobs Community Interaction Education Food Access

OPEN FLAT AREA

BUILDING ROOF RAMP

LEARN HOW TO GROW LEARN HOW TO COOK LEARN HOW TO EXERCISE LEARN HOW TO RECYCLE

RAINGARDEN


NATURAL PLAYSCAPE

SKY-WALK ROCKWALL ACTIVE SPACE PERFORMANCE RECREATION GYM INFO HUB


PLACE WHERE VISUAL AND THEA TRICAL ARTS HAPPENS CORRIDOR OF THE ARTS BETWEE N THE TWO RIVERS

SOUTH STREET


te kton philadelphia philadelphia, pa year: 2 - spring

TektonPhiladelphia A new post graduate think tank is a plan to build a new complex on a dense urban site located on South and 22nd Streets. The facility will support 50 fellows for a 12 month term and provide housing, meals, a library, studio space, and exhibition space. A non-profit organization will meet a portion of its expenses through a vigorous public exhibition and lecture program, and also through retail and public food service leases. In the building design there is special attention paid to the concept of relationships between student and professor, user and Philadelphia, and the visitor to building.

south street 22nd Street


GREEN ROOF garden patio urban agriculture

STUDENT LIVING studio style housing 1 bedroom apartments 2 bedroom apartments faculty housing

TEACHING SPACE studio spaces fabrication lab f a c u l t y o ffi c e s review spaces

EXHIBITION SPACE place for lecture p l a c e f o r “ s h o w i n g o ff ” place for meeting place for exhibiting

R E TA I L cafe school book store clothing store small public plaza


Ave nue of t he ar t s librar y philadelphia, pa year: 3 - spring

The site situated on Broad and South street in center city Philadelphia. That specific part of Broad street is what the city has designated as the avenue of the arts. Broad although designated as the avenue of the arts only has performing arts, that is its focus. South Street is a great compliment to the Avenue of the Arts because it focuses on visual arts. At the intersection of South and Broad street lies a site that is currently vacant, we decided to put a library of the arts on the existing site. The library connects two different existing cultures on the site. It connects the Visual and Performing arts culture through reflection: refelection of the self. The library lets this happen through spaces that llow one to reflect and discover who they really are and eventually find unity. For those that do not belong to a specific culture get to see first hand what each culture is about.

broad street south street


B O O K S

tension between two communities

B O O K S

visual connection between users and contents

septa


contents

inviting floor plan

children circulation adults - youth

cafe bookstore community gathering

broad street entrance


reading + reflection theater


music library


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f a ce grant prop osal

philadelphia, pa year: 4 - fall collaboration: Kate Kaman (Artist)

We live in an age of fleeting thoughts, sound bites and cultural vacancies. Public discussions of what we want for our neighborhoods and our cities are either non-existent, dependent on city agencies or grass roots movements. We have enormous areas of disenfranchised communities and empty lots. One of them is a collection of neighborhoods called ‘Park West’. An area this team know well having worked with the community on a framework plan for the neighborhoods. While there is a concerted effort to re-envision this area, we want to keep the momentum going. Dream Catchers seeks to use ART as this catalyst. We propose a community generated project that fosters meaningful dialogue to create a brighter future for this neighborhood. The project seeks to further civic engagement and to identify common visions for the empty lots that will help move the community forward as well as create a visible reminder of the opportunities these vacant lots represent.

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NU VE A NE OW D DS


Son-what are your dreams for this lot? a park, pool, a roller coaster ?

wow my friends have great dreams for the lot! I would love to do all of them!


THINK

DRAW

PHOTOGRAPH

I would love to see a park there, let's go Honey look they are collecting dreams, what do you dream to have there?

draw it on the board and send it to to the website so it will be documented forever! UPLOAD

SEE ON APP

PERMANENT DATABASE


strawberry mansion wellness center philadelphia, pa year: 3- fall

Strawberry Mansion has two supermarkets, one farmer’s market, and 59 corner stores. Our findings indicate that Strawberry Mansion is devoid of healthy food access and corner stores have been a primary source for groceries. I propose a community center accessible to local residents that specializes in healthy food access and education. Programmatic inclusions are an educational kitchen, community garden, administrative offices, fitness center and a technology hub. Having internet access is not just a draw to bring people in the center but also to provide access to 60 percent of Strawberry Mansion residents who do not have internet access in their homes. In edition, to accomodate the issue of food access there will be a market that will allow community members to come and shop for fresh food. To help that there will also be distribution that will take place through small trucks that will be in different areas of the community on different days. The cafe will give the community healthy options on the go. The compost center will allow the community and the center to compost its waste and will also allow the center to use it in the garden cutting down costs. These programmatic inclusions will create a center that will help the community uplift while reflecting on the community at the same time. n 29 st w. fletcher st


Healthy Food Market

Health

Community Kitchen Community Gym


The Community Center Cycle This cycle will make the center self sustaining and viable

Administration Commercial Kitchen Utilities

Local Farm

Market

Supplies the fresh produce to the

Sells the food to the community

Market

Uses the food for the eatery

Waste Collection

Eater y

Food waste is collected from the eatery and the

Processes the food for people, providing dining

residents

facility and takeout

The food is composted and sent back to the farmer

For anyone who wants to eat out

to use as fertilizer

For those who may not know how to cook For those who do not have time to cook

Residents Residents buy the produce to use at home. The Community center provides Education on what to bring in for compost A place for the residents to drop off compost for free

hy food, waste disposal, and internet access

Healthy food, waste disposal, and internet access The center creates a gathering place that connects neighborhoods

Community Plaza -play ground -splash ground -amphitheater mtg space

By having a permanant location the building will always be a icon of fresh food and provide a platform for the socialization of the surrounding communities

By playing a postive role in the lives of residents, the center will promote proper food and health practices that Encourage the neighborhood to eat healthy and dispose of waste responsibly

In order to give back to the community the center will provide internet access


Demogra

tech hub + circulation


aphics

COMMUNITY

Marketplace EXPOSURE

CREATION

INTERACTION

Marketplace EDUCATION

Community

Community

ACCESS

The mission was to raise food awareness in a densely populated area, so they turned market inside out so that it would be more visible and accessible to the people.

Target: Middle to low income families McDonalds targeting strategy model Parents with two children: Visit McDonald’s to give their children a treat Children: Want to visit McDonald’s because it is fun

Mothers Mothers already come to the Save Alot to buy foods and the beauty/nail salon. Mothers also pick their children up from the elementary school Buy food at the market Take their children to eat at the cafe Use the internet

Children Some of the children eat at the KFC after elementary school Eat at the cafe Play in the interactive area

Teenagers Teenagers go to KFC as well as footlocker Eat at the cafe Socialize in the lounge


buy food

sell food

comm. kitchen

meet

circulation + tech hub

make food exercise

cooking theatre

manifestation of the food cycle through the plan

wellnes center

community

commercial corridor

market


entrance through community


community plaza


p a tch adams clinic

philadelphia, pa year: 4 - spring collaboration: Brandon Lansing , Philip Rivera (Architecture) The American health care system has been, and will continue to be, a central point of discussion in our political debate. It is a system commonly understood to cost twice as much as ccomparable systems in other developed countries. Path Adams Free clinic of Philadelphia explores this condition through design of a free clinic health clinic in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Philadelphia. Design here is to be understoood as creative architectural propositions emanting from interdisciplinary research and critical dialogue. The client is a non profit organization who has very little money and the challenge is to try to help the client program in a intelligent way where the client can partner up with a few more organizations that can potentially become viable partners and can economically help the the current client.

17th St.

alleghany ave.


goal

Intent reason

Self Expression is a strong element of hollistic health

Intergrate creation in the healing process

method

Our intent is to design a community health clinic that creates an environment for self-expression

Self Expression:

character

Dance

Art

Ownership

Community

Music

Our vibrant and interactive architecture provides spacial opportunities for Self-expression

daycare


North


atrium space


ordinary clinic setup

healthcare hallway

clinic with self expression


nodes of self expression


Standing Seam Metal Roof 1/2” Plywood Sheathing 2”x10” Rafters w/ R-30 Batt Insulation

5/8” Gypsum Wall Board

Painted Black Finish Glazing

8” CMU 1-5/8” Metal Stud 5/8” Gypsum Wall Board

4” Expanded Polystyrene Insulation

6” Gravel Fill

6” Concrete Slab


the eye I look at the world with


photography


thank you for your time!

5815 Ricky Ridge Tr. Orefield PA 18069 cell: 484 . 707 . 4258 patel7906@philau.edu www.darpateldesign.com

Undergraduate Portfolio  

This Portfolio entails selected works through and upto fourth year of the undergraduate endeavor.

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