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Devin Wilkins DAWilkins12@gmail.com Phone: 850.960.8303

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Florida A&M University August 2010- present Expected Graduation: May 2013

Student Intern Facility for Arts Research, Florida State University, Spring 2013

Commissions Portland Timbers, Painting October 2012

Florida State University August 2009-May 2010 B.A. Economics, Minor in Business

Fox Architects, Washington D.C. June 2012-August 2012

Ben & Kerry Vaugn Wedding, Painting June 4, 2011

Graduate Teacher’s Assistant Florida A&M University January 2013-Present_ 3D Printing August 2012-December 2012_ Structures January 2011-May 2011_ InDESIGN

Penn. Station, Painting July 2010

The University of South Florida August 2008- April 2009 Stetson University August 2006-April 2008

Green Schools Symposium March 2011


Art Drawing Painting Model Building Verbal Presentation

Painting Photography Cooking Writing Tennis Golf Thesis Topic Biology Genetics Computation Algorithmic Design Natural Form































Computer Technology Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Premier Revit Architecture 3DS Max Rhinoceros 3D Grasshopper 3D Laser Cuting 3D Printing

My master’s thesis aims to gain an understanding, and ultimately a definition, of natural form. It delves into texts addressing the formation and transformation of natural form, morphogenesis and evolution, general systems theory, computation, algorithmic design, and the ways in which they are as interconnected as the natural world itself. The design application applies the research to the realm of architecture in an attempt to achieve a natural architectural form through a computational algorithmic process


P LA NNING DR IVE N URBAN DESIGN GRADUATE DESIGN 6.2

MONROE MILE

FALL 2012

Coined the “Monroe Mile”, the design aims to create a urban environment that supports a dynamic 24/7 experience. The design emphasizes a list of governing issues addressed by the icons below. By transforming the existing thorough fare that is North Monroe Street into a walkable boulevard that ebracing the presence of the pedestrian, a more accessible, attractive, and economically sound place to live, work, and shop will emerge.

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Create a Moumental Entrance to Tallahassee

Support Pedestrian Friendly Environment

Create a Sense of Place through Building Form

Create a Healthy MixedUse Urban Environment

Create Dense Building Relationships

Create Outdoor Dwelling Space

Create Dynamic Place through Slope

Create a Sense of Place through Material Continuity

Create a sense of anticipation and arrival by providing a monumental entrance that directly speaks to Tallahassee as the Capital of Florida

Provide a bus system that supports a 15 minute travel time within the Monroe Mile

Provide an identity that clearly renders North Monroe as the main entrance to Tallahassee

Provide mixed-use building types that reinforce reduced distances between amenities creating stronger pedestrian environments

Provide a pedestrian friendly urban environment by maintaining close proximal relationships between buildings.

Provide natural environments that promote social gathering, dwelling, and interaction

Provide a dynamic environment that embraces and accentuates Tallahassee’s unique terrain

Provide an identity and sense of place through strong relationships between building materials


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CONTEXT DRIVEN URBAN BUILDING DESIGN GRADUATE DESIGN 5

SPRING 2012

The design looks to architectural context in the Jacksonville area, absorbing contextual characteristics and synthesizing them into historically sentient, yet modern, interpretation of a contextually driven cullinary institute.

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INSPIRATION Looking immediately to the Haydon-Burns library accross the street, the design implements a sculptural shading device that celebrates the vertical characteristics of the library and presents them in a modern fashion. The screen is integrated throughout the building to assist the high level of transparency in the the central core. The design highlights areas of circulation, creating a visual dynamic between the public ground floor and restaurant, and the culinary institute above. The screen adds to this dynamic by creating series of visual layers that complement the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busy circulation.

Haydon-Burns Library, Jacksonville, FL


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NEW TECHNOLOGY OF BUILDING ENVELOPES SPRING 2012

The purpose of this exercise was to research a chosen precedent a recreate a 3D wall section using a 3D modeling program of choice: Autodesk Revit 2012 The The China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin, China, by MAD Architects, takes a free flowing form that emphasizes the motion and seamlessness of high tech architecture. The structure is cladded with a thin semi-reflective metal material that assists the futuristic illustration as well as creation of holistic form. The challenge in this exercise came from interpreting an re-creating the sinuous form of the flowing museum, as the chosen program wants to address such complex forms in a specifically methodical fashion.

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The design, perched along the St. Johns river in downtown Jacksonville, Fl, set out to create an urban dwelling space that gracefully connects the river and downtown with a north/ south pedestrian axis. The intent of this design process was to explore and resolve the role technology has in making architecture. The process involved researching a palette of materials and systems that were to be utilized in the design.

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TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTED The design implements two central, exterior, artria to generate stack ventillation in the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core. A Photovoltaic screen is designed to generate energy from the buildings southwestern orientation while creating a pressure equalized chamber along the southwestern facade, insulating the building, and optimizing passive cooling.


THE SCULPTING OF FORM GRADUATE DESIGN 1

FALL 2010

Three dimensional design aims at having visual harmony and order while generating visual excitement. This exercise explored the complexity of moving from two dimensional to three dimensional design as well as the complex spacial relationships that developed. The cross section of a bottle was used as a planar module that initiated the morphing and designing of an abstract sculpture.


GRADUATE DESIGN 1 FALL 2010 This exercise explored both the two and three-dimensional aspects of visual art, as well as “representing” the spacial ideas implied or suggested in an original work of art. The project involved the interpretation, deconstruction and transformation of a painting by El Lissitzky, “ComposiIn attempting to re-create the illusion of deep space versus shallow space and explore the artist’s proportions of formal order, a high level significance was attributed to the painting’s perimeter instance. In addressing the suggested connection between the central geometries and ambit structure a system was created that allowed the paintings ambiguous orientation to carry forward into, and become a significant facet of, its spacial extrapolation.

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Devin Wilkins Architecture Portfolio  

A concise collection of my work as a Master's of Architecture student

Devin Wilkins Architecture Portfolio  

A concise collection of my work as a Master's of Architecture student

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