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Liam Alfred Clark

Interior Architect Co-op Student | 2011 Selected Work


Liam Alfred Clark

Seeking a six month internship within the field, I hope to diversify the way that I approach design by learning additional methods from fresh, and new sources. http://www.daapspace.daap.uc.edu/~clarkwa http://www.issuu.com/digitdarcy

http://www.linkedin.com/in/clarkwilliamalfred

513.519.3633

3036 Taylor Ave

Clarkwa@mail.uc.edu

Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Work Experience

Skills

SOM - Chicago

Digital

F|M|E Architecture + Design - San Francisco

Manual

SETCO - Cincinnati

Miscellaneous

Education

Extracurricular & Awards

University of Cincinnati

Educational

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Community

Wyoming High school

Awards

Full Time Design Intern | 1.11-6.11 Time spent on numerous projects both national and international. Consisted of Revit construction, model building, laser machine operation, CAD work, and introductions to Rhino. Full Time Design Intern | 6.10-9.10 Revit based firm. A mixture of schematic design, construction documentation, BOMA calculations, and quality control. Product Testing and Development | 7.08 - 9.08 Full time worker in an manufacturing facility. Testing on proprietary product. Interfacing with industrial machine tools.

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planing | Interior Design Pre-Bsarch ‘11. Bsarch ‘12. Bsid ‘13. 2007-Present

Summer Intensive Art Programs | Fine Arts Figure Drawing. Illustration. Perspective Drawing. 2005-2007

Class of 2007 | Graduate 2003-2007.

Revit | Autocad | Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | Sketchup | FormZ | Rhino | Cinema 4D |

Wacom Tablet | Drafting | Color Rendering | Illustration | Figure Drawing | Sketching | Model Craft | Perspective |

Laser Machining | Gtaw & Gmaw Welding | Steriolithography Machine tooling | Woodshop | Multiple Musical Proficiencies |

Digital Design Foundations TA | Cincinnatus Century Scholar | Superintendant Alpha Rho Chi |

Mobo Bicycle Cooperative Member 2008-present | Drop Inn Center Volunteer | San Francisco Bike Kitchen Staff 2010.

Governor’s Art Exhibition Honorable Mention | Scholastic Art Awards Honorable Mention


Contents

Foundation Years

Stair Project and contribution

Architecture Years

Literary Center Tectonic Ordering Principles

Interior Designer Years Fifth Third Office Proposal Monte Carlo High-roller Suites Case Studies 2011 PAVE Competition


“We see objects not as they are. But as we are” - Richard Seymour


The Foundation Years


Emblematic Object Winter | 2008 - 2009

2D linear expression

The Emblematic Object was a project that occurred in the Winter quarter of 2009. The prompt ordered for us to document a spatial sequence within a defined building on campus. University of Cincinnati’s French Hall contains a circular ambulation space that has a ceiling plan of compressive areas and open areas. As the project continued, I abstracted these spaces into a single formative answer to the prompt. What resulted was an obelisk built of Sapele and finished with a water based polyurethane. The product was cut, laminated, and sanded in the wood shop and 2D linear expression finished by hand.

3D massing study model

3D planar study model


Emblematic Object

Winter | 2008 - 2009

Detail view of finished product

Finished product


After two years of foundation studios and classes, I was finally able to try my hand at designing buildings. The first, a literary center in Cincinnati, taught me much about carrying things through to completion. Dealing with code and program issues helped me realize the amount of work that goes into developing any building. The next studio, tectonics, was a foray that made me realize the weak points of my previous design. In the tectonic studio, I also came to appreciate materiality, connections, and other finer details that rarely get covered in a ten week quarter.


The Architecture Years


Literary Center Fall | 2009 - 2010

The Clifton Center for Literature was my first attempt at complete building design. The fall quarter was filled with environmental technology classes as well as construction classes. The project was to fill the role of a center to celebrate literature. There would be included a writers apartment, an exhibition space, and a community gathering space. On the roof there was a garden that the community would be able to access and use. The site was within walking distance of the university and was an introduction to considering site issues. The presentation was completed with Revit construction, Revit renderings, hand drawings, and hand built models to convey massing.


Tectonic Theory Winter | 2009 - 2010

The Fall Tectonic theory class was spent exploring several organizational methods. Radial, Peripheral, and Central methods were explored by me. WE then worked on abstracting a theoretical given site with tectonic blocking and massing. Two weeks before the final we were given a program and worked to


fill in the form we created with meaningful additions in different combinations. The work was produced by hand in a wood shop, and the insertions were hand made in studio. The central node is a powder print with dimensional lumber and card stock applied to it. FormZ was used to visualize the stereolithographic print.


After the tectonic studio of Winter 2010, I jumped into the University of Cincinnati’s Interior Design program. The ideology of the program was very different than seen in the Architecture program. I was able to create interior spaces by using programing principles and forming spaces around an already defined form. In this way, I was able to more methodically approach the assignments that only lasted 10 weeks each, thus reaching a level of more completion. Also, jumping into the number one ranked school helped with my chances of finding a Co-op in the early 2010 economic atmosphere. This change then allowed me to travel to San Francisco for a most valuable internship experience with F|M|E Architecture + Design. A small, yet still impressive firm that acted as a great introduction into the industry.


The Interior Design Years


Corporate Studio Spring | 2009 - 2010

The first studio in interior design focused on corporate office design. Using an existing site, and working with a downtown design firm, I chose an experimental office layout with Fifth-Third Bank. Having not worked in an office atmosphere before, I struggled with the lay out of the office and instead altered the ceiling plan and created spatial insertions.

The end result was produced with Revit, and simply rendered in Photoshop. The space focused on light wells, a dynamic ceiling plane, and an open atmosphere. The Top floor was reserved for community outreach providing galleries and class rooms for the bank to run clinics and seminars. They could also use the space to hold in-house activities. Along with the project, smart glass displays were specified and dynamic LED lighting elements were included.


Corporate Studio Spring | 2009 - 2010

A booklet of the final presentation that gives a better insight into the project is available on my Issuu page at http://www.issuu.com/digitdarcy


Hospitality Studio Fall | 2010 - 2011


Hospitality Studio Fall | 2010 - 2011

The city of Las Vegas became our site for the fall of 2010. The Monte Carlo’s top high-roller floors became the more specific location for two suites meant to hold the luxurious user and their entourage. The first projects of the quarter were case studies that were led in order to define Las Vegas history and to explore mega casinos world wide and in Las Vegas. The major case study focused on the Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore .

When it came to decide an aesthetic for my own designs, I found much inspiration within the pages of classic Playboy issues, particularly the ‘Playboy’s Townhouse.’ Following the senses of materiality defined in that article, I was able to deliver clean cut, yet luxurious design that would elegantly incite the senses of the users. In order to comply with a demand of hyper luxury, both the four and five bay variants carried exotic woods, heavy stone, and golden ceilings. Since we were limited in controlling the floor plane, I expressed volumetric dynamics through alteration of the ceiling plane. User interactivity was explained by utilizing smart phones instead of room keys to program different lighting scenarios and smart controls to anticipate the users desire before they even got in the room.


Thank you for your time and consideration. Liam Alfred Clark | Interior Architect Clarkwa@mail.uc.edu 513.519.3633 3036 Taylor Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220 http://www.daapspace.daap.uc.edu/~clarkwa http://www.issuu.com/digitdarcy


Selected Works | 2011