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PORTFOLIO ARCHITECTURE

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MODEL BUILDER, Fall 2009

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust_Pittsburgh, PA Modeled the Cultural District of Pittsburgh with Rhino to be CNC milled from MDX board Laser cut acrylic roads and assembly sequences for chipboard buildings Designed a lighting scheme for an imbedded linear LED system

DESIGNER + BUILDER, Summer 2009

UDBS: Carnegie Mellon University_Wilkinsburg, PA Collaborated with fellow students in completing a full set of construction drawings Designed custom galvanized steel fasteners to be plasma cut and folded Performed construction duties: On site assembly of glulam beams, concrete pours, frame load testing

DESIGNER, Summer 2008

Broad Air Conditioning_Changsha, China Co-designed two retail store interiors as well as two portable kiosks within Shanghai Collaborated with a team of structural engineers for load testing on a custom staircase Created full scale mock-up drawings for major components to be prefabricated

ARCHITECTURE INTERN, Summer 2006, 2007, 2008

Parsons Inc._Boston, MA Produced construction drawing details in an atrium lobby for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Created presentation boards for meetings with current and potential clients Calculated quantities for material recommendations on potential projects

ARCHITECTURE INTERN, Summer 2003

Mollie Blundell Moran and Associates_Dedham, MA Conducted interior and site surveying for an existing addition Collaborated with fabricators to produce details for window frames

WORK STUDY

LASER CUTTER OPERATOR, Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

University of Pennsylvania_Philadelphia, PA Operation and maintenance of laser cutters for student use at PennDesign

SHOP MONITOR, Spring 2007- Fall 2010

Carnegie Mellon University_Pittsburgh, PA Operation and maintenance of shop machinery in carpentry and metal working Managed heavy shop activity and assisted student project preparation

Curriculum Vitae

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Spring 2010

School of Architecture_Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Architecture SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Spring 2009 Study Abroad_Florence, Italy CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Summer 2004 Summer College of Architecture_Ithaca, NY

Hardware: IBM PC Apple Macintosh

PROFICIENCIES

Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz Architects_San Francisco, CA Worked with ADA regulations and the California fire code on a veterans care complex in Fresno, CA Modeled mechanical machinery to implement within a Revit model with a process of consistent revisions Prepared presentation drawings for client meetings and proposals on several projects internationally Collaborated with all other KMD interns on a sketch project to redefine the San Francisco waterfront

School of Design_Philadelphia, PA Master of Architecture PPD

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5 AutoCAD 2011 Ecotect 2010 Rhinoceros 4.0 Grasshopper 8.0 Maya 2011 Revit 2011 Digital Fabrication: Laser Cutter 3D Printer (zCorp) 3D Printer (ABS) CNC Mill Vacuum Former ABB IRB Robot Arm Manual: Sketching Model making Drafting Carpentry Photography Languages: English, fluent Spanish, fluent Italian, avg proficiency

2011_Chair Competition: Displayed in NY Chelsea Art Museum 2010_Collaborative Practice Award with the UDBS team 2010_Cornerstones Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University 2008_Dean’s List, Carnegie Mellon University 2007_1st place in National Concrete & Masonry Association design competition 2005_Institutional Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University 2005_Presidential Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University 2005_Merit Award in Visual Arts. Arts Recognition and Talent Search [ARTS] 2004_National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2004_Stanley Willox Memorial Scholarship, Needham High School

AWARDS

EXPERIENCE

ARCHITECTURE INTERN, Summer 2010

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA , Spring 2011


It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.They went out and happened to things. - Leonardo da Vinci

DESIGN WORK Hotel + Residential Park _New York, NY Inland Watercraft Museum _Hazelwood, PA Temporary Library [Competition] _Pittsburgh, PA Residential Urban Design _Pittsburgh, PA Library + Gym Facility _Pittsburgh, PA Collaborative Market _Petionville, Haiti Recreation Center _Buenos Aires, Argentina Graft Tower: Eco-tourism _Santurce, Puerto Rico UDBS: Community Pavilion _Wilkinsburg, PA Spine Chair _Philadelphia, PA AP Art Portfolio _Needham, MA Architectural Drawing _Pittsburgh, PA

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Table of Contents


ELEVATION Auto CAD, illustrator

above EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVES rhino, photoshop below ACOUSTIC SECTION Auto CAD, color pencil, photoshop below. left SECTION DETAILS Auto CAD, illustrator

above SITE PLAN Auto CAD, photoshop

SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE rhino, photoshop, graphite, velum

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Description Institute Semester Course Professor Duration

top right EXTERIOR AXONOMETRIC RENDER rhino, photoshop top right EXTERIOR RENDERINGS rhino, photoshop

Statement

above MODEL mdf, abs 3D plastic print

left FLOOR PLANS Auto CAD, illustrator below ACOUSTIC SECTION Auto CAD, color pencil, photoshop

Hotel + Residential Park Carnegie Mellon University Spring 2008 48-400 Studio: Occupancy Sean Brown 3 Months The focus of this project is maximizing occupancy. The design is a product of explorations in the similarities and differences within permanent and temporary housing. New York City is a highway of public interaction; because of this, I wanted to be sure not to interrupt this lifestyle, and instead encourage it. By bringing the public up and into the project, the building only interacts with the park minimally. The two towers create a portal of access and privacy amongst each other and the public. In order to be consistent with my concept, I allowed for various roof terraces that created a vertical community that is commonly found throughout New York City. The hotel, along with the residence tower, sprouts out from a joint lobby which is wedged into the existing park. Both buildings straddle the park with a parallel of opposite characteristics. Most of the glazing dominates the facade in order to bring out the concrete form. The structure of the hotel is a double reinforced Vierendeel steel truss which allows it to cantilever in a dramatic manner. The residential tower has an anchored precast cantilever with a thinning edge for a lighter look.

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Hotel + Residential Park


above STUDY MODEL wood, chip board, shurbs, paint below EXPLODED DETAIL AXON Auto CAD, illustrator

left RENDERINGS rhino, photoshop, graphite, velum above GROUND FLOOR PLAN Auto CAD, illustrator CONCEPT SKETCH graphite, trace paper

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right CONCEPT SKETCH graphite, trace paper

above DETAIL SECTION Auto CAD, illustrator right STRUCTURAL AXON rhino, photoshop

Description Institute Semester Course Professor Duration

Statement

This massing model was made of glue lam plywood shards assembled in a staggered formation accentuating the horizontal shearing of the site. The model was CNC milled and 3D printed out of plaster

below SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE Auto CAD, photoshop

Inland Watercraft Museum Carnegie Mellon University Fall 2007 48-305 Studio: Advanced Construction Steve Altherr 3 Months

The project site was in Hazelwood, Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River and adjacent to the Hot Metal Bridge. This overlooked site lies between Oakland and the South Side. The constricting horizontality of the site had a large influence on the form of the project. The design was to based on altering an ordinary warehouse-like building, often seen along the rivers of Pittsburgh. Using a similar language, the museum was given a long rectangular two story space, clad in a steal skin. By pulling apart two main sectors along the grain of the building, the spacial experience was enhanced to understand the surrounding site. The skin of the building is made up of large corrugations of treated steel and glazing. There are necessary perforations to allow for specific views out and a regulated amount of sunlight to penetrate the structure. The entire interior is clad in perforated wood which aids with acoustics.

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below SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVES rhino, graphite, velum, photoshop

EXTERIOR NIGHT RENDER maya, rhino, photoshop

above ELEVATION, DETAILS graphite, vellum

below SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVES rhino, graphite, velum, photoshop

Temporary Library

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right CONCEPT SKETCH graphite, trace paper

above INTERIOR RENDERINGS maya, rhino, photoshop

Description Award Institute Semester Course Duration Professor Statement

above SITE PLAN graphite, velum, illustrator

Temporary Library First Place: NCMA block competition Carnegie Mellon University Spring 2007 48-205 Studio: Materials 7 weeks Lee Calisti I designed this temporary library around the idea of creating an inviting public space in order to maximize its use for the shorter duration of its standing. By separating the library’s facade into two main spaces- one of which continues to the Southside grid, and the other facing west towards the city limits– the building easily welcomes oncoming visitors. This shift creates a hierarchy of space within the library. The structure is divided by a wall comprised of concrete block, which is oriented as shiners. This is intended to partially reveal the more secluded space which houses the books and the seating.

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below MIXED USE DIAGRAM rhino, illustrator bottom SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE rhino, photoshop, illustrator

right FLOOR PLANS Auto CAD, illustrator right FLOOR PLANS Auto CAD, illustrator

left CUT DIAGRAM rhino, illustrator above EGRESS DIAGRAM rhino, illustrator

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Green Space

Pedestrian Accessibility

Proposed Surface Parking

Statement

Proposed Street Grid

Pulling in the water

PROPOSED

EXISTING

above SITE PLAN Auto CAD, illustrator left SITE AXON photoshop, illustrator

EXTERIOR NIGHT RENDERING rhino, photoshop, illustrator

Residential Urban Design Carnegie Mellon University Fall 2009 48-500 Studio: Materials Rami el Samahy, Kelly Hutzell 7 weeks

This large site is situated at the elbow of the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh. Its original form was dictated by the clashing infrastructure found throughout downtown, posing it as a potential disconnect within the site. For us, this created an opportunity. In order to create a more dynamic connection between the Cultural and Strip District, we decided to add more retail, offices, residences, and green space, as well as reduce the surface parking down to a quarter of its original size. In order to emphasize the access route that makes it a declinational through street , Smallman Street now has street facades on both sides. By extending the residential Hill District’s street grid toward the water, our angled language was justified. A connection was established between two sides of the site by creating two crossing green spaces that help dictate the movement of cars and people throughout the site. In Collaboration with: Arthur Azoulai.

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EXTERIOR NIGHT RENDERING maya, rhino, photoshop right INTERIOR RENDERINGS maya, rhino, photoshop

right FLOOR PLANS Auto CAD, illustrator Library + Gym Facility

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right CONCEPT SKETCH graphite, trace paper left DETAIL SECTION Auto CAD, illustrator below SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE Auto CAD, illustrator, photoshop

Description Institute Semester Course Professor Duration Statement

Library + Gym Facility Carnegie Mellon University Spring 2007 48-205 Studio: Materials Lee Calisti 7 weeks The goal of this project is to navigate the difficulties of the site’s proximity to a bustling and loud Southside Pittsburgh intersection, and create an uninterrupted extension to the existing Armstrong Park. The library is elevated and pushed towards the periphery of the site in order to act as unobtrusive as possible. Additionally, the more intimate spaces that require solitude are oriented away from the nosier areas of the site. The Southside is well known to the locals as a vibrant and diversified area; I was careful to preserve this culture with various strategic openings within the structure that expose and reveal many unique characteristics of the surrounding site. The overall result was that the site serves as both an orientation of the surrounding city to the people of Pittsburgh, and a summary to its visitors.

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Informal

Formal

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poultry / fish commodity / cloth vegetable / fruits miscellaneous portable vendors

130 umbrellas

32 stands

Hybrid

Informal

Formal

Commercial Bank

Micro-Finance

Family/Friends

Ownership

Investors/Shareholders

Partners/Investors

Individual/Partner

Distribution

Imports/Domestic

Domestic

Domestic

Operations

Fixed Location

Flexible/Mobile

Ad-Hoc

Customer

Middle-High

Low-Middle-High

Low-Middle

High

Low-Medium

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Entry Barriers

260 vendors

80 vendors arts/crafts souvenirs

28ft

8ft

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Informal Market

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art-commodity vendors farmers market / walk through art gallery

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motorbike taxi station

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SITE PLAN illustrator

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COLLABORATION TYPOLOGY 0+1 : solo vendor

0+2 : retail extension + art gallery

1+0 : mixed vendors

1+1 : mixed vendors + art gallery

1 + 2 : mixed vendors + cafe

2 + 1 : clothing + book + art gallery

3 + 4 : gallery + mixed market

3 + 4 : retail extension + gallery + mixed market

retail retail

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1 + 2 : mixed vendors + cafe

40ft 2

2 + 1 : clothing + book + art gallery

78ft 2

3 + 4 : gallery + mixed market

7-12 vendors

13-17 vendors 70ft

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total surface area

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100ft 2

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PERSPECTIVE vray, rhino, photoshop Nylon Canvas

Pivoting Scissor Joint

Sisal Display

example of cooperation

vendor 2: art QuarDror Joint

vendor 4

vendor 1: commodity

vendor 1

vendor 3: fresh vegetable vendor 4: cloth/shoes

Bamboo

Pivoting Scissor Joint QuaDror Joint Sisal Display Mesh

Pallet Wood Decking Tire Rubber Connection

Tire Rubber Connection

Concrete Frame Brace

vendor 3

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Unload Frame

Lift Frame to Vertical

Expand Outward

Lift Canopy Up

Wheelbarrow used to unload concrete braces

Unload Frame Small frame carried to site for deployment

ASSEMBLY SEQUENCE

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Expand Outward

Drop Down Stand + Secure

Expand toward host structure

Fasten to host structure

Description Institute Semester Course Professor Duration

Collaborative Market in Haiti University of Pennsylvania Spring 2011 704-203 Studio: Infrastructure Brian Phillips, Julie Beckman, Deborah Katz 3 Months

Statement

Ultimately, we observed that the major urgency to address in the informal Haitian marketplace was lack of efficient organization. Our proposal introduces a design concept that would accommodate for the sale of commercial goods, facilitate more effective cooperation among Haitian merchants and consumers of the informal market and pull synergies from the order and efficiency of formal market participants through the creation of a hybrid market condition. We believed that by forming a unique intermediary between formal and informal market participants, we will begin to create an even stronger platform for vendors that will enhance their ability to provide services for others. A proposed design was developed for La Marche de Petionville, a two acres site is situated in the center of Petionville, Haiti that illustrates the vision behind the intervention. Using a combination of natural and imported materials, the proposed designs will be comprised of gadua bamboo, sisal and steel. The bamboo would be harvested and produced locally, in an effort to encourage and support local use of materials. We envision that our proposal will foster strong collaboration, enhance safety, empower merchants and will begin to create a more cooperative interlaced culture of venders contrasting the counterproductive individualistic armature which currently exists. In collaboration: Edward Fauston + Yohei Yamada

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above EXTERIOR RENDERING rhino, photoshop AVG RAIN FALL: (12 months): 45” - 106.2 L / sq ft AVG RAIN FALL: (sq ft / day):

9.83 oz

12”

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al anu RAIN FALL: GREEN SPACE 127,988.9 g : (year) 350.7 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: ANUAL 285,596.3 g : (year) 781.7 g : (day)

AVG RAIN FALL: (3 winter months): 7.9” - 18.6 L per sq ft AVG RAIN FALL: (sq ft / day):

6.9 oz

12” RAIN FALL: WINTER 547.3 g : (day)

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AVG RAIN FALL: (3 summer months): 13.5” - 31.86 L / sq ft AVG RAIN FALL: (sq ft / day):

>20% (water)

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RAIN FALL: GREEN SPACE 246.1 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: SUMMER 935.9 g : (day)

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RAIN FALL: GREEN SPACE 420.9 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: BATHROOMS 107,945.8 g : (year) 295.7 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: BATHROOMS 207.6 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: BATHROOMS 355 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: STORAGE 48,661.6 g : (year) 133.3 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: STORAGE 93.6 g : (day)

RAIN FALL: STORAGE 160 g : (day)

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1. u.v. disinfecting unit 2. rain catching apparatus 3. dry toilet 4. horizontal shading system 5. vertical shading system 6. cor-ten steel stair 7. outdoor deck 8. ramp entry 9. underground water pump 10. rest area

11. extensive green roof 12. intensive green roof 13. storm drain 14. steel cross bracing 15. sheer connection joint 16. water storage tank 17. black water tank 18. grey water tank/purifier 19. operable shading system 20. existing homes

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Recreation Center University of Pennsylvania Spring 2010 48-500 Studio: Thesis 3 Months Gerard Damiani A Drop in the Right Direction: My thesis focuses on analyzing an existing low-income sector of Argentina, and its shortage of water. Villa 31 is a neighborhood just outside the capital of Buenos Aires. Similar to many slums around the world, a shortage of water is a major topic of dispute among the 70,000 inhabitants. My intervention with this area is geared towards creating an architectural language that would facilitate a positive effect without disturbing the natural order. Using the exact resource they lack - water- I created a recreation center that is designed to create awareness for the importance of recycling natural resources. The existing site has an abundance of used and salvageable shipping containers that are disregarded and rot away only a few hundred meters nearby. Using the structural integrity and surface area of these containers, the entire structure acts as a rain catching basin which has 0% storm water runoff. By designing an organized system to re-purpose water, 92% of the water - that is normally lost can be used o make a difference in the community. This creates an immense amount of recycling potential within the eighborhood which, in turn, could be a major source of inspiration

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left EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE rhino, maxwell, photoshop below FLOOR PLAN Auto CAD, illustrator

Inosculation: natural phenomenon in which trunks or branches of trees grow together. These are images of living root bridges in India. left below GLAZING SECTION DETAIL rhino, illustrator, photoshop city core

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Eco-tourism Graft Tower

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below EXTERIOR TRELLIS RENDER Auto CAD, illustrator, photoshop


Description Institute Semester Course Duration Professor

above INTERIOR DAY/NIGHT RENDERS rhino, maxwell, photoshop public

unit (i)

unit (ii)

rain water

structural hydro system

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sink, toilet, shower

filter system nutrient water

above WATER FLOW DIAGRAM illustrator SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE rhino, maxwell, photoshop

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Statement

Eco-tourism Graft Tower University of Pennsylvania Fall 2009 ARCH: 703 -203 Studio: Emergence 7 weeks below Rolland Snooks WOOD CELL

The Graft Tower is a net plus resources building that provides water, food, and energy for the neighborhood. The program on the ground levels is an epicenter of commercial activity and services to support the light rail hub. The tower harbors eco-tourism hotel and living units for permanent residents. Construction of the building is unprecedented in its materials and methods. This provides the project with a new language of an interlaced meshwork of structural columns spiraling into the sky with connecting fingers spreading out to the new plazas below. The structure is literally grown by grafting inosculate fibers around the basic skeletal frames of the commercial and housing units. As the organic material spreads upward and around the frames more are brought from off-site and placed by a mobile crane as necessary - the post-fab process. Optimizing the frames design for natural ventilation and cooling creates a twisting tower with each unit's shape stretching toward the west (as determined by wind dynamics). Water is collected at the bottom of each unit and then dispersed throughout the open framework into the vertical farming. The plants grow sporadically throughout the changing building as they are able to find water and sunlight. Living in apartments residents maintain and assist the agriculture of the building. One crucial task is to maintain the hydroponic network which also grows as the building does. This unique multi-purpose meshwork is highlighted in a yellow-green carbon fiber reinforcement. The yellow mesh not only is structural for the skins panels, but distributes water throughout the tower, and manages temperature of the panels themselves. Condensation that is typical problem in the Puerto Rico environment is managed by the yellow "vascular" system. Certain portions of the vascular system also distribute liquid ethanol, a product of the artificial photosynthesis skin panels, which fuels the energy demands of the building. The faceted skin allows a large variation in the electrochromatic vision panels. The stewardship of the building's structure and vertical farming is subsidized by the eco-tourism hotel. Residents and visitors access the tower through open vertical and horizontal circulation systems, taking advantage of the islands winds for cooling and not having to mechanically manage this part of the building's environment (as typically seen in San Juan vernacular). In Collaboration with: Sizhe Chen + Tyler Wallace

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Description Corporation Award Date Employer Duration

Community Pavilion Urban Design Build Studio_CMU ACSA 2010 Collaborative Practice Award Summer 2009 John Folan, Architect 3 Months

Job / Project Statement:

This project and teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success is featured in the Architectural Record. It was designed by the Urban Design Build Studio in Carnegie Mellon University at a site with an abandoned home in Wilkinsburg, PA. After thoughtful community feedback and design work, our team of students proposed to build two green houses and a community pavilion. Taking into account that this area is well-known for having a strong social culture on front porches, we pushed the idea of the design and its forms by mimicking the existing diversity of ever-changing angled roofs found around the neighborhood. Though the design was nearly done by the time I was hired, I was a leader in the overall construction of the project. Since the construction documents and detail connections were still far from complete by that time, I focused most of my work on designing custom fabricated plasma cut steel joints as well as the overall framing strategies.

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16 board ft.

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Spine Chair University of Pennsylvania Spring 2011 Arch 726: Contemporary Furniture Design Museum Display: Chelsea Art Museum, NYC Katrin Muller-Russo, Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich

4 weeks

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15 3/4

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The inspiration of this chair was derived from the structural makeup of a spinal cord and the esthetics of a centipede. After analyzing the profile of several famous designer chairs I began to establish a form of which to work with. The lounge chair is comprised of 19 rib-like pieces of Cherry wood. The interstitial linear structure is made from over 250 laser cut pieces of 1/4” Baltic bitch plywood which was glulamed into its final form. The chair’s design had been established entirely digitally using Grasshopper, a plug in for rhino, which allowed me to manipulate the design in various manners in accordance with many physical fabrication tests I performed. After many hours of planning I was able to allow the digital fabrication processes to seemlessly go hand in hand with the overall construction. Ultimately the final fabrication process was done in less than two weeks.

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left FORM CONSTRUCTION conte crayon, newsprint

These illustrations were drawing from pictures. We were to construct the objects as if they were rectilinear and from there approximate their three dimensional form

left PERSPECTIVAL CONSTRUCTION Ebony pencil, bond paper

This section of the course we would begin with a quick thumb nail drawing of the plan of a specific room and from there understand the vanishing points and horizon line in order to construct the final drawing. right PERSPECTIVE RENDERINGS color pastel, charcoal paper

As on of the first exercises of the class the we were giving subjects to draw with a foreground, a middle ground and a background. These exercises helped us focus on the drawings as a whole and allowed us a greater understanding of how to use the given medium.

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left HUMAN FORM conte crayon, newsprint

right NEGATIVE FORM india ink, bond paper

These illustrations were part of a larger series of quick thumbnails sketches used in order to understand the potential of the medium we were using and to make quick but crucial strokes

Institute Semester Course Professor Duration

Carnegie Mellon University Spring 2005 48-135: Architectural Drawing II Doug Cooper 3 Months

Description

right INTERIOR COLOR ANALYSIS color pastel, charcoal paper

Once the course had taught the students to draw the interior formal language, color and tone were introduced. This series was based on the understanding of what colors were visible in interior environments such as these. We were encouraged to exaggerate for more dramatic effects, which in tern, gave us a further understanding of the subject

This course was taught by famous muralist Doug Cooper at Carnegie Mellon University. The class met 3 hours a week and most of the work was done during that time. In this course we learned how to use a vast range of mediums such as: ebony pencil, conte crayon, color pastel, color pencil, sharpie and India ink. We illustrated the human form, interior and exterior conditions as well as still lifes. Architectural Drawing I: Consists of exercises in free-hand perspective, orthographic drawing, and general life-drawing. It focuses on volume, contour, and on mass. Topics are introduced through figure drawing and lecture demonstrations. Architectural Drawing II: Aims at building students understanding of projective geometry, understanding of the appearance of architecture and its, representation in light and color. It focuses on free-hand and constructed linear perspective, on shadow construction and chiaroscuro drawing, and on pastel color drawing.

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left OPENING DAY AT FENWAY color pencil, charcoal paper

below LATE NIGHT color pencil, charcoal paper

right JUGO DE NARANJA color pencil, charcoal paper far right LA NOCHE BUENA color pencil, charcoal paper

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Title Institute Date Course Professor Duration Description

above FIRST DATE color pencil, charcoal paper left BOSTON TEA PARTY color pencil, charcoal paper

AP Art: Reflective Objects Needham High School Fall 2003, Spring 2004 AP Art Portfolio [Score: 5/5] Kathryn Fiske 9 Months This course was an advanced placement class geared for high school students looking to complete an art portfolio. For my concentration, I decided to explore representation of reflective objects. In most cases my subjects took on a smooth glass or metallic form. I chose to draw reflections because I have always found them to be the most challenging. All of my pieces were drawn from close observation. I began by making compositional studies to plan my still lifes. I immediately saw how challenging it was to accurately portray multiple reflections at once. I started my concentrations using strictly black and white in order to simplify my understanding of what I was looking at. Gradually I began to add color which, due to my medium, introduced another layer of difficulty. I used color pencil on dark toned paper for the majority of my work. I found that Prismacolor pencil was the best match for me. Although time consuming, color pencil allowed me to render at the level of detail necessary to capture the essence of what I was looking at.

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Architecture Portfolio 2011  

This is the combinie works that I have completed after attending my undergradute studies at Carnegie Mellon University and my Graduate studi...

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