DAVID M. BRADSHAW UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO B.ARCH PROGRAM CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
FARNSWORTH HOUSE VISITOR CENTER PLANO, IL
Created as a way of enhancing a visitor’s view of the site and its natural elements, the center weaves natural systems with the built structure. Instead of focusing on external views, the building brings elements, such as the stream, into the building allowing for unique interior experiences that become memorable moments in a visitor’s journey.
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Another important task in this project was to create a component that could be aggregated as part of the form of the building. Designed with a straight and undulating side, the component used in this design allows it to form many different architectural elements as well as the ability for it to create varied degrees of opacity with the surrounding landscape.
OLYMPIC INFORMATION HUB CHICAGO, IL
Created as a proposed location to hold various activities during the proposed Chicago 2016 Olympic Games, this information center is designed to resemble a hilly landscape. The use of stepped slopes and large open areas creates a multifunctional space in which visitors can circulate, sit, eat, or watch entertainment.
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TERRACE Through mimicry of landforms the form focuses the gaze of visitors on walls of information. Voids within the form allow for more private program to be buried beneath the chaotic surface. The sitting of the building also allows for prominent views of Chicago’s “bean”, and is lifted above the ground plan for integration of transportation systems and Millennium Park circulation.
FRICK MEMORIAL PARK PITTSBURGH, PA
A landscape studio exploration, this project is a memorial located within Pittsburgh’s Frick Park. Designed as a sequence of spaces that increases in privacy with a guest’s progression through ritual and site, the park runs on axial symmetry ending in four distinct landscapes; the final resting place of the deceased.
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The four memorial-scape types allow for differentiated spaces for the placing of the urns. Each final resting place is truly unique, creating a deeply personal place and significant memory for those by which the decease is survived. Stone stacked walls act and guides for visitors and create a cohesive materiality to the project.
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SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY NEW YORK, NY
Designed as a series of floating wood volumes, this theatre complex is designed in order to aesthetically highlight the presence of the theatre volumes through both interior and exterior articulation. These forms have a distinct impact on the patrons and their experiential narrative.
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From their initial entrance into the complex until the curtain falls, the patrons are presented with varying views of the looming volumes and are aware of their relationship to them. Another element of this project was the integration of the complex systems needed for running three theatres simultaneously.
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Doha Tower Doha, Qatar
This tower design brings the discussion of live-work structures to the rapidly growing Middle Eastern cityscape. Activated by public and semi-public spaces, large atriums create unique shaded environments within Dohaâ€™s arid skyline.
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The perforated shade screen that wraps the entire structure has considerable environmental value in its ability to reduce heat gain as well as aesthetic value in the gauzy appearance in emulates. Grey water is reused to water the green spaces, which in turn provide
perspiration cooling and dust filtration.
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CHATEAU RIVERFRONT HOUSING PITTSBURGH, PA
A new housing project in Chateau is proposed for the empty site on the Ohio Riverfront in Pittsburgh. Situated on the Heritage Trail and within walking distance of some of Pittsburghâ€™s biggest entertainment venues, this is the ideal site for reassessing the way in which Pittsburghers begin to repopulate their rivers.
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Plans for the new complex include direct access to the water and a new dock, a park/water filtration system with pedestrian and biker paths, as well as playing fields. The goal is to engage an active community and incite change and redevelopment.
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DAVIDMBRADSHAW www.DAVIDMBRADSHAW.com firstname.lastname@example.org +1 248 892 3000
e d u c at i o n Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Architecture, May 2012 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Spring 2011 Northwestern University in Qatar, Spring 2011
school address 5645 Wilkins Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA
Troy Athens High School Troy, MI High School Diploma, June 2007
permanent address 5133 Westmoreland Dr. Troy, MI 48085 USA
experienc e Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Intern Doha, Qatar May 2011 - August 2011 Assisted AJN architect partner and area manager in daily tasks Rendered and edited CAD drawings for Sheikh Saud Al-Thaniâ€™s guest house Oversaw tendering of exhibition center for Sheikh Saud Al-Thani Attended coordination meetings, checked shop drawings, and assisted with the snagging of a 44-floor high-rise
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Research Assistant Doha, Qatar January 2011 - May 2011 Assisted with formatting architecture research for exhibit Support for architecture professors in daily tasks
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Server Farmington, PA May 2010 - August 2010 Worked with a team to provided guests world-class service Awarded prestigious Forbes Five-Diamond, AAA Five-Diamond status
SmithGroup, Submittal Clerk Detroit, MI May 2008 - August 2008 Logged and sent out submittals to contractors for three building projects Assisted with sending and receiving of info. between offices and clients Support for architects and engineers in the office and firm warehouse
Carnegie Mellon University Athletics, Lifeguard/Instructor Pittsburgh, PA September 2007 - August 2010 Maintain patron safety and teach aquatic safety and skills Represent students in campus focus groups and staff search committees
ho n o r s
DIII National Water Polo Championships 2010, Team Captain Epic Metals Competition 2010, Finalist AP Scholar with Honors, 2007 Swimming Academic All-American, 2007 Oakland County Architecture Competition 2006, 2nd place skills
Computer: AutoCAD 2D/3D, Dreamweaver, Autodesk Inventor, Revit, 3D Studio Max/V-Ray, Rhinoceros 3D, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office
Hand: Perspective Drawing, Rendering, Drafting, Model Building Machine: Plotter, Laser Cutter, 3D Printer activities
TEDxCMUQ, Volunteer 2011 Water Polo Team, Captain 2008 - 2011 AIAS, Mentor