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California State Polytechnic University
I am an architectural designer with international experience. Equipped with a 5 year accredited degree and several years of real construction experience, I bring a unique perspective to the drawing board. My professional experience includes work on several residential and small institutional projects, with involvement in every step of the process. I am a self-motivated worker who interacts well with others and learns new skills quickly. I adapt well to new situations and enjoy growing in my profession. I am interested in the social ramifications of architecture, and how detailing effects the way people interact with spaces.
POMONA, CA CLASS OF 2011 B.ARCH
Architecture DIS COPENHAGEN, DENMARK AUGUST 2009-MAY 2010
Architecture and Design program Don Bosco Technical Institute
ROSEMEAD, CA CLASS OF 2006
Modal Design Junior Architect
Construction and hand drafting (4yrs)
LOS ANGELES, CA / APRIL 2012 - PRESENT
Critical role in the conceptual design, development, project management and construction documents of several projects. Worked closely with consultants, contractors and clients. Project types range from extensive home re-models and a ground up duplex to a small gallery space and new church campus.
ACTIVITIES National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 2012- PRESENT American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Member 2008-2011 Student Mentor FALL 2009- SPRING 2010 Teachers Assistent FALL 2008- WINTER 2009 John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies Resident FALL 2007- SPRING 2009
Peter Tolkin Architecture Intern PASADENA, CA / MARCH 2012 - APRIL 2012
Assisted in the materials research and fabrication of environmentally sustainable furniture. Force 4 Architects Intern COPENHAGEN, DENMARK / MAY 2010 - AUGUST 2010
Assisted with the conceptual design of an architectural re-branding for an international furniture company. Assisted with the design development of a surf clubhouse in western Denmark. Richard Neutra VDL II House Docent LOS ANGELES, CA / JUNE 2009 - AUGUST 2009
References available upon request
Provided architectural and historical tours to both foreign and domestic visitors. Assisted in maintenance of the historic house.
AMOROSO PROJECT TEAM: Daniel Monti, David Burns, Marc Maxey
LOCATION: Venice, CA STATUS: Complete DATE: 2014
Located on the alley-side of one of Venice’s famous walkstreets, the Amoroso project was envisioned by the client as a “jewel box” that would offer space to display an extensive video art collection. The client, an entertainment executive, spent a portion of her professional career living adjacent to London’s famed Serpentine Gallery, and desired an experipmental structure of their own. The design is a direct response to the adjacent craftsmeninspired home, sun patterns, view corridors, and programmatic needs as a functioning garage, laundry, overﬂow guest space, and video display gallery. Playing off the traditional pitched roof of the adjacent home, the rectangular structure stretches and contracts roof peaks and valleys to offer unique silhouettes from every angle and strategically capture skyward views within the tight site. The upper story of the interior is the beneﬁciary of the vaulting with a spacious feel that also enhances the video displays. Walls ﬂow into ceiling so that all planes become projection surfaces for the video art collection. The exterior was clad in zinc shingles laid in a “dazzle” pattern – a reference to the camouﬂ age painting used to visually break down the scale of WWI ships, or in this case, the building. The interior is painted almost exclusively in white to serve as a backdrop for the videos except for a singular wood storage and media cabinet that deﬁnes the entry to the space.
2 A4.2 1'-5 1/2"
FLOWER DUPLEX PROJECT TEAM: Daniel Monti, David Burns LOCATION: Venice, CA STATUS: Under Construction DATE: Estimated Completion in 2015
The Flower Duplex investigates the blurred relationship between private and communal living through a contextually sensitive structure that integrates passive sustainable building strategies. A desire to nurture a close relationship between the client and tenant yet maximize individual living areas within the tight Venice-neighborhood site led to the question mark shaped building form. Two exterior â€œyardsâ€? were carved out from the building mass, each with its own unique solar requirements. The private yard gets early morning sun while the public yard get late afternoon sun. The public yard is shared between the upper and lower units and allows for both physical and visual interaction between residents. The building form was then adjusted to allow for more privacy from the neighbors in the public yard and to optimize light penetration into the private yard. Integrated sustainable systems help ensure comfortable living conditions year round. Concrete floors are warmed up by the sun and a hydronic heating system. Large sliding doors and operable skylights facilitate passive cooling. A close indoor-outdoor relationship extends living areas beyond the tight programmatic envelope, lending to a spacious, expansive feeling.
A B C D E F G H
Office Bathroom Bedroom Living Room Kitchen/Dining Outdoor Dining Upstairs Unit Entry Utility
A B C D E F G
Kitchen Dining Room Living Room Bedroom Bathroom Closet Deck
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE HEIGHT ELEV 60.20'
25' FROM PROPERTY LINE TOP OF BUILDING ENVELOPE ELEV 57.93'
GUTTER GUTTER SKYLIGHT (LARR #25885)
2 A9.2 10 A9.2
STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF (TYP.) (LARR #25177) TOP OF SECOND FLOOR SUB FLOOR
WEATHERED WOOD SIDING
OPEN TO BEYOND TOP OF SLAB AT GARAGE ELEV 34.30'
TOP OF SLAB AT HOUSE ELEV 33.30'
IN WALL LIGHT
COPPER DRYER VENT MANUFACTURE: COPPER LAB PIPE SIZE: 4" MOUNT TYPE: STUCCO COVER: SCREEN MATERIAL: COPPER
PAINTED SMOOTH COAT STUCCO
ELEV. AT CENTERLINE OF FRONTING STREET ELEV 30.20'
SAINT PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH PROJECT TEAM: Daniel Monti, David Burns, Marc Maxey, Yen Vo
LOCATION: Payson, AZ STATUS: Under Development DATE: Estimated Completion in 2016
The design of the new Saint Paul’s Church resolves the congregation’s desire for inspiring architecture in an expanded campus setting with the necessity to construct within the most efficient, cost-effective method possible. Located in a small town 90 miles north of Phoenix, the congregation determined their existing facilities would not support their increase in membership and showed an interest in creating rentable community space. The result was a phased design strategy for a multi-building campus to serve their needs future needs. The design incorporates three free-standing structures (Parish Hall, Sanctuary and Educational Classrooms) and utilizes a steel frame building system often used for industrial buildings. By manipulating traditional roof forms and working within the constraints of the steel frame building, a hybrid for emerged that highlights the programmatic adjacencies and the church’s values of community, sanctuary, education and spirituality.
STRUCTURAL STEEL BEAM
STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF
R30 RIGID INSULATION
GUTTER TOP OF STEEL @ UPPER ROOF ELEV 5060.21' NOTCHED GLULAM JOIST
2X WOOD FRAMING
ACOUSTICAL WOOD CEILING
STRUCTURAL STEEL COLUMN
WALL TYPE PER PLAN
R19 BATT INSULATION OR EQUAL
SLOPE TO DRAIN
CONCRETE SLAB ON GRADE
CONCRETE ENCASED STRUCTURAL STEEL
TOP OF SLAB AT WALKWAY ELEV 5047.00'
AGGREGATE BASE COURSE FILL
112 RIGID INSULATION CONCRETE ENCAPSULATED COLUMN PER STRUCTURAL
FLUID APPLIED WATERPROOFING
CONCRETE SLAB ON GRADE
RIGID INSULATION SHEET WATERPROOFING TOP OF SLAB AT COURTYARD ELEV 5041.50' TOP OF SLAB DEPRESSION ELEV 5041.42' DRAINAGE MAT
STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF
4" PERFORATED PIPE, PERFORATION FACE DOWN IN BED OF WASHED DRAIN ROCK. WRAP ASSEMBLY IN GEOTEXTILE FILTER FABRIC.
NOTCHED GLULAM JOISTS 10'-2"
AGGREGATE BASE COURSE FILL
4" ROUND DOWNSPOUT
C 6'-6 1/2"
TOP OF BUILDING ELEV 5076.50' STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF
TOP OF TOP PLATE @ UPPER ROOF ELEV 5073.02'
4" ROUND DOWNSPOUT (TYP.) SIM.
NOTCHED GLULAM JOISTS BOARD AND BATTEN WOOD SIDING
9 A9.4 10 A9.4
5 A9.4 TOP OF TOP PLATE @ UPPER ROOF ELEV 5060.21'
1 A9.4 11 A9.4
TOP OF TOP PLATE @ LOWER ROOF ELEV 5057.08'
14 A9.4 3'-2"
TOP OF UPPER TRELLIS ELEV 5050.58'
TOP OF TOP PLATE @ LOWER ROOF ELEV 5053.00'
TOP OF SLAB AT COURTYARD ELEV 5041.50'
MECHANICAL LOUVER 4 A9.4
TRELLIS MEMBER (TYP.)
TOP OF SLAB DEPRESSION ELEV 5041.42'
STONE VENEER 4" ROUND DOWNSPOUT (TYP.) WITH CONTROL JOINT BEHIND GUTTER
4" ROUND DOWNSPOUT (TYP.) STONE VENEER WOOD COLUMN CAP OVER STEEL COLUMN
GRIEF AND HEALING IN ARCHITECTURE PROJECT TEAM: David Burns LOCATION: Whittier, CA STATUS: Academic Thesis DATE: 2011
Rose Hills Crematorium The goal of this project is two-fold: to explore interment as an infrastructural issue and to examine the role that architecture can play in the process of grief and healing. The project is developed as a series of paths aimed at evoking different feelings. Specific paths have been designed for members of the funeral party, and for return visitors paying respect to the memorialized. A shifting relationship to nature, spatial experiences, and close attention to texture all work together to form an phenomenological experience stimulating all of the senses. The path acts as a columbaria, with enclosing walls containing spots for the ashes of the deceased. The crematorium and chapels are located at the crossroads of these paths. An open central courtyard separates the two chapels, and allows for circulation through the rest of the site. The buildings play with the concepts of light and heavy, reflecting their surroundings.
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THE NEST PROJECT TEAM: David Burns LOCATION: Huntington Beach, CA STATUS: Competition Entry DATE: 2012
The Nest is the new home for the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Center. It provides a new picnic area, visitorâ€™s center, and observation tower, all while trying to protect the fragile ecosystem around it. It functions as a collection of programmatic volumes all placed under one roof. The connective tissue results in a dynamic and playful new public space. This project was developed as part of a timed competition. Everything was developed, from arrival of the project breif to to final presentaion, in four days.
THE ARK PROJECT TEAM: David Burns LOCATION: N/A STATUS: Academic DATE: 2010
The Ark is transportable home, designed for people who live in flood prone areas. Many people live in areas that are not habitable at certain times of the year. The Ark allows you to live in these places during the picturesque season of the year, and then move to a safer location the rest of the time. This allows you to move your entire house, rather than just your family a few choice items. The familiarity of home provides the distressed with a sense of stability lacking in the world around them. While most mobile homes are not truly mobile, the Ark is designed upon the chassis of a race car trailer, allowing it to be easily transported anytime. Both the building envelope and all of the interior spaces are modulated so that they can expand and create a variety of spaces.
THE RIO HONDO PLAN PROJECT TEAM: David Burns LOCATION: Montebello, CA STATUS: Academic DATE: 2010
The Rio Hondo River is dead. The often dry riverbed is a mere piece of urban infrastructure, only ever experienced when driving over it. The bike path along the side of the river is the only sign of life, however faint. The Rio Hondo Plan seeks to revitalize the river banks. There are many vibrant parks and other institutions bordering the river, but each is disconnected from it. There is also an abundance of underutilized space along its banks. Many of these are underperforming floodplains. Re-examination of their function suggests that by redirecting the water to a series of more efficient floodplains would leave an excess of space along the river that could then be re-programmed. Parks and public space are proposed for the newly freed floodplains. A series of parks and pedestrian infrastructure will help connect the communities along the river. A series of community buildings will be developed along the floodplains to provide space for additional program and as a means of access the neighborhoods around them. Re-Programming the river will revitalize the communities around it. It will provide a new, safe public place for people to gather and interact. It will also serve to connect neighborhoods to the greater community along the river. The bike paths, pedestrian paths, parks and community centers will help people commute, exercise, and just have fun.