Table Of Contents Architecture based - Azar Synagogue - Prosperous Divide - Farmstead Residence - Green Town Joplin Home - Joplin Advanced Training Facility - Missouri Southern State University: Taylor Hall - Christian County Public Offices Renovation - Christian County Circuit Court Building - Gascosage Electric Cooperative - Ozark Technical College: Diesel Mechanic Training Building - Tractor House Product Design - Slotted Chair - Mobile workstation - Prototype - Health Safety Design Graphic Design - Illustration - Novel Re-brand - Menu Re-brand - Poster Design - Transform Image - Simple 2D Character - Magazine Cover Sculpture - Art of Space - Paint Samples Re-Imagined BIM Modeling Animation - Salk Movement
Project Experience Commercial: - Allure Medical Spa - Brokate Janitorial Headquarters - Computer Recycling Center - Easter Law Firm - Joplin Advanced Training Facility - Paragon 360 Headquarters - Northern Summit Corporate Office - Salvation Army Campus Master Plan - Salvation Army Thrift Store Joplin - Schmidt Associates Headquarters Civil: - Christian County Public Offices - Christian County Circuit Court Bldg. - Greene County Sheriff - Greene County Highway Department - Wright County Education: - Ash Grove School District Re-roof - Thayer School District Crowder College: - Dawson Spencer Hall & Hickey Missouri Southern State University: - Taylor Hall & Nixon Hall Ozark Technical College: - Diesel Mechanic Training Building Electric Cooperative: - Gascosage Electric Cooperative - White River Valley Electric Co-op Medical: - Mercy Hospital Residential: - Hollander Residence - Modern Farmstead - Williamâ€™s Residence Remodel Church: - Forest Park North Kid City - Life Point Church Pre-Bond Planning: - Willard School District - Purdy School District
Revit, Photoshop, Vasari, InDesign, Laser Cutter, CNC
Azar Synagogue Project Guidelines: Create a worship facility in downtown Springfield, MO attempting to connect the college students from various campuses through an assigned religion and a central city location. This site is also located in the heart of a city-wide masterplan to create a larger green space environment through the down-town. The primary observation that I made early in the research was the overwhelming amount of foot traffic adjacent to the site. This foot traffic consists of commuting student and traveling homeless. Design Concept: Community focused engagement with a Jewish foundation of passion. I anticipated to accomplish this through architecture with the shifting use of spaces that allow interaction in a meaningful way. Pro-grammatically addressing the function of an urban context by connecting the synagogue with the community through education, mentorship, and nutrition. The developed intention of my synagogue design located in Springfield, MO is that a spatial shift can happen with the change in human activities and I designed spaces that allow opportunities for these shifts to happen though plan and form cohesively.
Human Interaction Defines Function Jordan Creekâ€™s water flow is currently directed through a maze of underground man made concrete structures. This infrastructure has also been acquired as shelter to a large amount of the less fortunate homeless in Springfield, MO. Often East Phelps street (South of the site) is used as the quickest access point in and out of downtown to access the underground structures. When I traveled down Phelps street you could often see the homeless walking or chatting right on side of the road. Within the Jewish faith work/prayer/devotion is never finished. That evolved the design to include an open relationship with the homeless that walk the perimeter of the site became important. The Azar Synagogue is designed so that all indoor and outdoor spaces, except for the support spaces, may be utilized for multiple functions. The large open spaces in the worship, lobby, and interior community spaces along with double the restrooms required allow the congregation to open these up to use them as an emergency shelter, expo area, food drive, etc. The classrooms can be used for workforce training, Torah readings research, and other educational based practices. The exterior plaza space displayed to the right is intended to be very versatile. Material connections: the glazing helps to keep a visual connection between the congregation and the community surrounding it. The rumber (rubber composite lumber) paneling that alternates the glazing along the vertical components of the envelope are used as an exterior shading device. The inclusion of a comparable wood material helps to bring a feeling of aesthetic warmth to the building that the metal panel roof nor glazing do.
The facet roof system was used because of its unique way to transition the changing. After experimentation with massing models I discovered it also allows the ability to create unique roof overhangs. The overhangs create functional patios spaces since the ground surfaces are hard-scape or grass pavers. The covering also allows theses spaces to be utilized for various functions such as a small gathering space for celebration, studying, or to be used as a homeless sleeping pad.
Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Prosperous Divide Project Guidelines: Attempt to resolve a longtime dispute over religion, land and the violence between the Jews of Israel and the Muslims of Palestine. Proposed Implementation: The proposal started with the existing Agricultural NGOs (Non-Government Organization) that are currently sponsoring literature that supports peace between Israel and Palestine. Common Interest Proposal Plan: Bring companies and communities from both Israel and Palestine together to create a combined agricultural venture that will create local financial growth and provide a much needed larger scale local food source.
Creating a Prosperous Divide Location
Proposed Implementation The proposal starts with the existing Agricultural NGOs (Non-Government Organization) that are currently sponsoring literature that supports peace between Israel and Palestine
Master Farmers Seed Cultivation Harvest & Distribution
Master Farmers Soil Refinement Irrigation Experts
Common Interest Proposal Plan Bring companies and communities from both Israel and Palestine together to create a combined agricultural venture that will create local financial growth and provide a larger scale local food source.
The removal of the concrete wall is to happen in the proposed location. This decreases restrictions between the two countries access to the entire site, which shall span between Israel and Palestine.
Utilize the claimed No-Go zone as well as land in West Bank that connects physically. Between the settlements of Modi’in Makabim, Israel and Beit Liqya, Palestine specifically.
There will be facilities created in various locations on the borders of the crops near highways. These facilities will be the processing and distribution locations for the various fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, and spices.
The initial communities to have equal opportunity of employment: Nof Alalon,Beit Sira, Re’ut, Safa, Nahshon, Beit Nuba, Modi’in Makabim, Beit Liqya
The lands will also incorporate various green spaces for public use and walking trails for the general access public use for both Israel and Palestine.
Provide national startup funding contribution.
Resolve the Violent Conflict Between Israel and Palestine 1896
A two nation resolution is needed at this point in time to achieve peace.
SOCIALIZE Agricultural Collaborative Work Force and Communities
PROVIDE COMPANY BASED SECURITY
EMPLOY Original Art by GaryckArntzen
In 1896 Theodor Herzi wrote Der Judenstaat, this was considered the start to the Zionist movement. He envisioned the founding of the future independent Jewish state during the 20th century. This supports the return of Jews to Israel as a means for Jews to be a majority in their nation.
Prior to the Zionist movement the majority land owners in Israel were Muslim Palestinians.
Original Art by GaryckArntzen Editing by Joshua Warren
In 1947 the United Nations (U.N.) helped to draft a plan to divide the land into two separate nations what they thought was equal and fair. This was an issue because neither side could completely agree once the plan was taken to the physical land. The issue was that the agreement didn’t address the need each religion requires for a complete recognized nation. Both religions, Judaism and Islamic Faith, are peaceful at the origins and intentions but this fight for land has created extreme violence.
Original Art by GaryckArntzen Editing by Joshua Warren
Israel the current home of the Jews has grown to be a world power and have been slowly acquiring land from the Palestinian people. This has been a slow successful over taking that is enforced by the Israeli military. The encroachment has created a terrible oppression on the Palestinian people. This result of fighting has continued on and off throughout the years and continues today.
River Raised Pathway
Viewing Tower Existing Wall Highway
Farmstead Residence As the project manager I worked alongside a local business owner and his family to develop the familyâ€™s first home. The home, built into one of the many Ozark hills surrounding the property, is a two-story home with a focus on social entertainment spaces including three shaded patios, two entertainment rooms, area for a future in-home theater, a full bar, and a beer brewing room. The primary entertaining space on the entry level has been designed to allow the tree-filtered afternoon light to fill the space. The large sliding doors also allow the patio/dining/living space to be one large open space as needed to accommodate larger gatherings. The best part of working on any custom residence for me has been adding those unique spaces that cater to the familyâ€™s lifestyle.
Revit, Photoshop, Vasari, InDesign, Laser Cutter
Green Town Joplin, Monarch Eco Home This disaster resilient demonstration home seeks to lead Joplin Missouri into the future while respecting traditions of the past. The home showcases sustainable as well as durable building practices. Those help inform practical lifestyle choices to help educate residents rebuilding after the 2011 tornado. As the main offices of GreenTown Joplin, visitors can learn about sustainability and experience living in an Eco-friendly home by staying in the integrated bed and breakfast.
The Student Design Team & Clients
Sun Angle Diagram
Hardened Safe Room
Monarch Eco Home Our team determined in the beginning we would try and utilize as many passive resources as possible. Understanding the site was the key to designing a sustainable/disaster resistant structure.
Joplin Advanced Training Center This project had a unique program of combining vocational education, culinary arts, business incubation, and city training/ event center. This project was an adaptive reuse project that had various challenges to overcome. The success in this project started with the extensive site verifications and unique space utilization our team worked to design. A great example of that is the business incubator space was a bit limiting initially with the clients though of a closed offices approach. So by introducing the concepts of open office space, huddle rooms and shared technology bars the project became a major success for the community.
Missouri Southern State University Taylor Hall This new addition to campus was to house the existing and growing psychology department. I took great pleasure in working with the departments faculty to help design this facility. It was to be the gateway building upon entering the universities campus. This building was designed in a way that allowed learning to happen with minimal psychology barriers. We accomplished this with a combination of materials, light filtering, visual stimulation, huddle rooms and diversified learning environments. As a result of a cut in state funding at the start of the CD phase. The addition was put on hold until further notice.
Christian County Public Offices Renovation Following our teams development of a county office campus master plan. I had the ability to co-lead this phased renovation project that occurred over three buildings. That required the reorganization of eight publicly help offices and two county departments. The collaborative approach used to involve all stakeholders required a well organized planning strategy to document and accurately navigate the public political environment. I created relationships that gained trust throughout the county by being consistent with accurate documentation and follow through. I took over as sole project manager during the construction administration phase.
Christian County Circuit Court Building Those relationships helped our firm to be selected to design the new Circuit Court Building. This project was the largest bid project Paragon had ever produced as of November 2017. I also co-managed this project and handled more of the consultant coordination. I was able to help lead and provide direction throughout the design with more experience of seeing a few projects through all the design and construction phases. I also had the ability to learn and implement elements based on crime prevention through environmental design. This project was documented through the firms first use of Collaboration for Revit (C4R). Utilizing this was a suggestion I made after extensive research on how we could better utilize Revit over our multiple office locations. This project was such a success among the various team member offices and consultants that Paragon is now utilizing this work flow in most projects.
Gascosage Electric Cooperative The new additions attempt to address current space needs and allow for future growth at the cooperatives headquarters. I had the opportunity to lead design charette meetings to determine the needs and wants of the owner, client and stakeholders. My focus on maximizing efficiencies came through making an effort to learn the daily operations of all the departments. That level of interaction lead to a owner that was extremely satisfied knowing that all parties had input going into bidding. I have taken over as the projects primary contact during the construction administration phase of the project that is currently under construction.
Ozark Technical College: Diesel Mechanical This project is partially funded by an EDA grant and the first time I had the opportunity to work on an EDA project. I again had the opportunity to lead design charette meetings to determine the needs and wants of the owner, client and stakeholders. The benefit of this project I found was working with an organization like the college that is rapidly growing as a campus. Also the challenges that came with the various organizations/ departments that have input and requirements with relocating and enlarging the Diesel mechanic program. I found a rhythm of questioning every bit of feedback I received as it possibly affected other requirements the client may have not known about. This project I was really tested on how to be that client advocate and to be the source of knowledge to navigate all those requirements.
GASCOSAGE PHASED CONSTRUCTION
FLEET PROTECTED GARAGE ADDITION
UPGRADED FUEL ISLAND
MECHANIC SHOP ADDITION
RENOVATED RECEIVING & ASSEMBLY WAREHOUSE
RECEIVING & ASSEMBLY WAREHOUSE ADDITION
FORMER AUTO DYNO E175
TRANSMISSION STORAGE E170
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AUTO LAB E171
The board of directors and staff at Gascosage Electric Cooperative worked with Paragon to develop a collaborative approach to the new additions that address current space needs and allow for future growth. The largest of the additions is the 19,500 sqft garage that houses the fleet of lineman vehicles. This garage includes a radiant floor system that will keep the trucks warm for easier morning vehicle startups, comfortable prep conditions and an additional way to help keep the floors dry. The new 5,000 sqft receiving and meter assembly area is incorporated to help improve operation efficiencies. A unique feature to the additions is the incorporation of a loading dock that connects the receiving, storage, garage and assembly area. These design elements make the linemanâ€™s job more comfortable, easier and more efficient when loading and unloading vehicles. A new 3,400 sqft shop addition was added to properly accommodate the demands of the fleet with vehicle maintenance and custom fabrication.
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DIESEL SHOP 100
Floor Jack Storage Area
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OTC: EQUIPMENT PLANNING
Gascosage Electric Co-op Auxilary Buildings
Revit, Photoshop, InDesign
1907 Peerless Steamer Tractor House The canopy was designed for a developing museum. This structure was intended to help with the fuel operation of the tractor. This tractor is fueled by burning wood that heats water to create steam that allows the tractor to plow and plant as well as to run a saw for cutting wood. I incorporated a structural wall system that would serve as a place to store logs of chopped wood. A slopped roof was incorporated to direct water to the cisterns for collection. While the opposite wall helps to keep the daily sun off the visitorâ€™s seats but also becomes a lateral stiffener for the vertical members. This wall serves as a place for displaying museum education information about the tractor.
Slotted Chair The concept was to design a piece of furniture with the use of the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. The intent was for the chair to be affordable and adaptive to a college student life style. Adaptive because the chair allows lounging and/or studying the two things students do the most on a daily basic during any given semester. Affordable in the way of repair-ability if a piece were to break you could buy a small $10 piece of birch plywood and replace the component. The design requires no hardware. The cushion was a product of environment using something as common as a gym mat which most students have or have access to.
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT
Revit, 3Ds Max
Creating a Mobile Work Station This was a moonlight project. The client wanted to lease a 2013 Chevrolet Impala for 3 years then return the vehicle. It had to be returned in the same condition it was leased it. I designed a custom work station that would be outfitted to fit within the existing seat rail hardware. I also temporary replaced the bench seat with two factory model captain chairs for comfort as the end user would be working during long drives. This helped my client to secure itâ€™s first nationwide governmental contract.
Prototype - Health Safety Design The startup weekend presented by Google was a 3-day event. The point of the event was to allow a volunteer teams composed of individual aspiring entrepreneurs to present a whole business model, prototype, marketing strategy, social media interface, and a customer base supporting the idea. It was a great chance for me to collaborate with people I had never met and provide leadership/support throughout the weekend. The work was an exciting change of pace that helped me to gain greater insight to developing a business. My team and supportive facilitators made a mock up promotional video and we received recognition for the best Pitch Performance! Here are some images of the process and product as it developed over the weekend.
Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Graphic Design This is a small collection of work I have executed in my pursuit to better understand visual publication design and various programs.
Magazine Mock Up
Vector Based Simple 2D Character
Art of Space The goal was to transform a space. This ‘Art of Space Club’ was founded after the founder was inspired by a group project I helped lead called the ‘bottle canopy.’ Knitting Space installation, to the right, was created by Drury University’s Art of Space Art and Architecture students and faculty, lead by Gerard Nadeau, in collaboration with the idea Xfactory, RuBert Studios & community volunteers for the December 2011 First Friday Artwalk in downtown Springfield, MO
Knitting Space Art of Space completed yet another installation for the Springfield community. The Knitting Space was in the works for several months, and after an impressive collaboration of Springfield community members and Drury University students, the installation opened to the public this past Friday. Thanks to Idea XFactory, an emerging Springfield arts collaborative and partner of Art of Space, we were able to construct the exciting new installation at 351 Boonville, just north of Park Central Square, neighboring with the Squidfoo art gallery. Missouri State Universityâ€™s Inertia Dance Company wowed Art of Space visitors with an impressive dance choreographed in response to the installation. Inertia performed twice for Springfield community members, then the installation became an active playground for the Springfield public. People of all ages came to admire the piece or roll around on the plastic, knitted form. Instillation Video can be seen @ http://goo.gl/CRu5Rm
Paint Samples Re-Imagined This sculpture was modeled after Jamaican Olympian Usain Bolt. I tried to capture my interpretation of â€˜Sprintâ€™ by creating a stylized depiction though this composition. I utilized a recycled wooded stool, glue and paint chip samples to create the 3-dimensional piece. The lighting of the piece became very involved because his shadows became his losing opponents.
Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, 3Ds Max
Virtual Reality Modeling The goal was to take a piece of architecture and create an interpretation of the concept through an animation. Modeling this project from document plans, created texture maps, animating water-flow, and then animating the wall and other attached components. This is a video in early stages of production goo.gl/SSZiD8
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