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Brett W Blackmon selected works


Content DesignBuild

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& Transition pgs. 16-33

Kaleidoscope

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- Residences & Workshare pgs. 52-67


DesignBuild Location: Type: Area: Team:

Bluff, Utah (37°7’59”N 109°41’00”W) Private - Residence - Built 800 sq. ft. Ellen Adams William Koning Lura Blumfield William Murray Jay Burkhalter Rebecca Sockwell Glen Camuso JD Signom Jacob Ebling Instructor: Rick Sommerfeld | Senior Instructor - UCD |Director Design-Build Certificate Program 4


UTAH

Bluff

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Context “El Sombrero” or the Skow family residence was designed and built as part of the University of Colorado Denver’s Design/Build program in conjunction with the non-profit organization DesignbuildBLUFF. The crew of 10 students took advantage of an existing CMU foundation wall and a Navajo ‘home kit’ that the clients had acquired at an earlier time. During a site visit someone questioned Harold(client) about his large-brimmed hat, with his response being that “everyone needs a sombrero in the desert”. The form reinterprets and challenges the traditional home typology (four walls, gable roof) by inverting the gable trusses and, literally, putting a sombrero over the home. Other important elements completing the compostition were views of Chinlé Wash, the use and repurposing of existing materials, passive heating and cooling strategies, orientation-specific glazing and a super-insulative strawbale sleeping volume.

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Process

Ventilation

Super-Insulative strawbale volume

Passive Heating

Passive Cooling

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Kit of Parts:

Repurposed Roof Trusses

Orientation-Specific Glazing

Advanced Framing System

Continuous Datum

Strawbale & Typical walls

Repurposed oil field drill pipe structure

Deck / Outdoor Living

Existing CMU foundation

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Plan

Elevations

Section

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Details

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&Transition

A Place for homeless women & their children

Location: Type: Area: Team: Instructor:

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Denver, Colorado (39°44’21”N, 104°59’5”W) Public - Homeless Assistance Center - Unbuilt ~62,000 ttl sq. ft. Brett Blackmon, Alex Buchanan Joe Colistra


Denver

COLORADO


CONTEXT

The objective for this studio was to design a Homeless Assistance Center. Denver’s Five Points neighborhood was chosen as the site for it’s close proximity to the downtown urban core of the city, it’s access to public transportation and, a reinvigorated spirit of community and growth in this once forgotten corner of downtown Denver. Five Point’s varied past has seen prosperous times, highlighted with a thriving Jazz scene, as well as periods when crime and real estate disparity overshadowed many of the downtown districts. In 2009, there were 6,600 homeless people in Denver, 60% of whom were members of families with children and, 42% were women. The specific needs of homeless women (and their children) have been targeted for this project as these are the most vulnerable of the homeless population.

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source: http://elev8.com/114867/a-call-to-pastors/black-mother-child-homeless/


SITE RESPONSE The ‘hybrid’, site response, model is part sculpture and part architectural model.

An experi-

ment in design that is inspired by L. Maholy-Nagys’ “space modulator”. In opposition to traditional means of design exploration, i.e. graphite and paper, the space modulator allows for the 3rd dimension to play part in the process. Materiality along with contextual cues are allowed to inform one another and, finally, for the designer to have a deeper understanding of these relationships. Space relations are better understood and the quality of the space is heightened, leading to important aesthetic, relational, and spacial decisions later in the design process. Although the model accounts for real-world contextual influences, it is also intended to stand alone as a sculptural object.

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GROWTH

typical unit - 1575 sq. ft. 2 bedrooms 2baths kitchen living laundry

-supported and dependent on the community -historic and cultural responsibility that create a model for growth, development and pride within the community -provide counseling and services to clients to facilitate personal growth and reintroduction into society -sustainability and materiality -café -garden -counseling -education -daycare -culture

SHELTER

shelter - 15000 sq. ft. open floor plan for flexibility night use equipment storage day use equipment storage restrooms

-creating a space of respite, protection and learning for women to care for and provide for their children -supported and protected by the community -temporary, long-term -emergency/overnight

children’s daycare - 3125 sq. ft. activity & nap area kitchen/eating area music center computer center restrooms counseling center - 875 sq. ft. 2 offices 2 counseling rooms

ÊSUPPORT -community -city -county -state -national -metaphorically and literally supportive -pushing the limits of steel and Architecture with innovative design and purposeful connections

assistance office - 1875 sq. ft. front desk / service kiosks private cubicles learning center - 2000 sq. ft. classrooms computer lab

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PROGRAM

x28 transition apartments 64+ overnight beds lobby - 300 sq. ft. administrative offices - 1250 sq. ft. 6-8 private offices

gathering place - 600 sq. ft.

mechanical room - 1200 sq. ft.

café - 3900 sq. ft. kitchen service seating restrooms

storage - 1200 sq. ft.

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STRUCTURE

Roof - greywater catchment for reduced water usage

Level 4 - private program (transitional housing)

Level 3 - private program (transitional housing)

Level 2 - semi-private program (shelter) - private program (transitional housing)

Raised Floor System - ease of retroďŹ t for future re-use/re- purpose of building

Steel Truss - secondary structure

Quadror proprietary structural system - primary structure - scalability - transportability

- efďŹ cient use of steel - space divider - customizable -panel inserts for opacity -storage, shelving, display -seating

Street Level - public program adjacenct to street/light rail

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PLAN

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2 Key 1. Shelter 2. Residential-transitional unit 3. Children’s Daycare 4. Assistance Center -Counseling -Computer Lab -Employment Services 5. Lobby 6. Learning CafÊ 7. Outdoor Patio

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SECTIONS

Section AA

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Section BB

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ELEVATIONS

South Elevation

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North Elevation

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Kaleidoscope Location: Type: Area: Instructor:

Palisade, Colorado (39°6’34”N 108°21’15”W) Private - Production and Tasting Facility - Unbuilt 6,096 sq. ft. Rick Sommerfeld | Senior Instructor and Director Design-Build Certificate Program | Architecture Department - College of Architecture and Planning | University of Colorado Denver

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Palisade COLORADO


CONTEXT

Palisade, Colorado, nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains is approximately four hours west of Denver on Interstate 70 and, is the gateway to the high desert of the Colorado Plataeu region of the American Southwest. The Grand Valley microclimate, which Palisade resides in, incorporates an area roughly 30 miles long and 5 miles wide and, has been ideal for growing various fruits and vegetables, primarily sugar beets and peaches, for more than a century. The wine-making industry in western Colorado is relatively young by west coast standards. Geologic formations including the Bookcliffs to the north, the Grand Mesa to the southeast and, vast areas of table lands to the west create veiws of kaleidoscopic proportions; colors ranging from ochres to yellows and, muted oranges, that follow distinct strata lines on the cliff walls, hover above the lush green orchards and vineyards that ank both sides of the Colorado River as it makes its slow, effortless journey west.

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CONCEPT

The Kaleidoscope Winery is an experiential facility designed for the production and consumption of craft-made varietal wines that embue the terroir, or “sense of place”, of the region. This all-important aspect of winemaking is the belief that certain, special characteristics are imparted to the grapes by the geomorphology(soils), geography and, particular patterns of sun, wind and, temperature variations(climate). The kalaidoscope concept for the facility holds to the idea that all aspects of the site and its surroundings come together in a singular experiential moment as guests take part in a tradition that humans have been enjoying for millennia. The experience constantly changes and is informed by the steady progression of the sun moving overhead; light and shadow are made apparrent and reflect the colors of the surrounding landscape as registered on the floors and walls of interior spaces throughout the winery.

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early parti sketch

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SITE selection

landing is the first act of site acknowledgment and describes the specific moment when the designer still does not know anything about the site, but is prepared to begin research and discovery.

founding is the synthesis of the first three acts of discovery. Founding is a reaction to the site where in the site’s past might be celebrated or, something new is placed in the site that relates to a different significant aspect of the site and hence a new perspective.

frost pocket(selected site)

in the vineyard

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grounding is the second step and pertains to orientation and research to gain a better understanding of the site. Only after repeated visits and thorough analysis does one gain a better understanding or grounding.

ďŹ nding is the act of searching as well as the thing d i s c ove re d . I t i s not limited to the discovery of objects, but encompasses the experience of relating ideas, places, and themes. At this point the found evidence begins to support ones initial reaction to the site.

edge of vineyard

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PROGRAM

RESEARCH OENOLOGY AGING FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE CONTROL GRAPE VARIETAL

the study of wines

TERROIR “SENSE OF PLACE” GEOGRAPHY GEOMORPHOLOGY CLIMATE

VITICULTURE EQUIPMENT ACREAGE YIELD MAINTENANCE HARVESTING the study of grape cultivation

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private

STATIC

PRODUCTION PROGRAM BARRELL RACKING FERMENTATION TANKS REFRIGERATED STORAGE MISC. STORAGE

FLEXIBLE FLEXIBLE PROGRAM

public

EVENTS “CRUSH PAD” -GRAPE PRESS -BOTTLING EQUIPMENT -DE-STEMMING/SEEDING EQUIPMENT

STATIC

SOCIAL PROGRAM OCCUPANCY MIN./MAX. TASTING ROOM MERCHANDISING LABORATORY RESTROOMS

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starting module

public

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INTEGRATION

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SITE PLAN

NTS

The building sits in the ‘frost pocket’ where grapes are prone to freezing during cooler months.

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PLAN Key 1. Crush Pad / Flex Space 2. Outdoor Gathering Space 3. Restroom 4. Restroom 5. OfďŹ ce 6. Laboratory 7. Loading Dock 8. Refrigerated Storage 9. Fermentation Room 10. Barrel Storage 11. Tasting Room

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SECTIONS

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Section Bb

1. Outdoor Gathering Space 2. Crush Pad / Flex Space 3. Fermentation 4. Barrel Storage 5. Restrooms 6. Tasting Room 7. OfďŹ ce 8. Laboratory 2

Section Cc

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PERSPECTIVES

Exterior

Interior

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wer wntown Urban Infill :: Residences & Workshare Location: Type: Area: Team: Instructor: Awards:

Denver, Colorado (39°45’4”N 104°59’59”W) Private - Residential & Commercial - Unbuilt 6,096 sq. ft. Glen Camuso Ranko Ruzic | Senior Instructor AIAS Design Excellence Award

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Denver

COLORADO


Context

HISTORIC Union Station

Sugar Building

CONT SugarCube

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C Barteldes Seed Building

TEMPORARY Environmental Protection Agency

Museum of Contemporary Art

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Concept

PUBLIC

FRONTYARD

PRIVATE

SEMI-PUBLIC

LIVING

BACKYARD

a typical SUBURBAN lot plan...

is translated...

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BACKYARD

for URBAN density.

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SEMI-PUBLIC

LIVING

PRIVATE

FRONTYARD

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Program

subtraction for light well and mechanical.

insert circulation.

orient residential units for passive solar gain.

provide underground parking amenity.

pop-out windows for views and passive gains.

subtract volumes to create occupyable outdoor space.

Program organization based on urban “Frontyard, Living, Backyard� concept.

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Process

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Plan

Level 1 -Workshare Space -Workshare Mezzanine -Resident Entry

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Roof -Residential Gathering -greenscape

Level 5 -Residential Units

Level 4 -Residential Units

Level 3 -Residential Units

Level 2 -Residential Units

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Sections

Section AA

Section BB

Section CC

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Detail 1

Detail 2

Detail 3

Detail 4

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Elevations

Southwest

Northwest

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PROFESSIONAL WORK Needbased, Inc. Carpentry by Design, LLC Design Build Svcs (independent contract work) Technical drawing: Revit Architecture 2016 Trimble Sketchup


Location: Professional: Typology: Program:

Santa Fe, New Mexico Needbased, Inc. Residential As-built drawings for future reconfiguration of existing interior spaces to better suit clients end-needs. Energy retrofit to Passive House standards.


Location: Professional: Typology: Program:

Galisteo, New Mexico Needbased, Inc. Residential As-built documentation of existing structure for future pergola addition/exterior improvements.


Location: Professional: Typology: Program:

Austin, Texas Carpentry by Design, LLC Residential 175 sq. ft. main bathroom addition/remodel.


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REFLECTED CEILING PLAN


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INTERIOR ELEVATION

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INTERIOR PERSPECTIVE


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WELD PLATE DETAIL


BEFORE REMODEL-ADDITION


Location: Professional: Typology: Program:

Austin, Texas Design + Build Svcs Residential Permitting documents for interior remodel.


Location: Professional: Typology: Program:

Austin, Texas Design + Build Svcs Commercial, Hair Salon Programming layout and construction feasability study

Design + Build Svcs Building Cost Feasability

Project Name: Wet Salon Client Name/s: Jimmy Haddox & Eric Massey Date: Sept. 21, 2016

Category

Subtotal 35% GC profit TOTAL

Estimated Cost

qty

Administrative insurance permits & inspections reprographics surveying lighting consult Site Prep trash removal-recycling toilet Demo Framing Electrical Plumbing concrete cutting 80-90lf new concrete backfill 80-90lf HVAC Insulation Sheetrock Paint & Finishes Tile (Labor) Tile (Material) Flooring Millwork 35-40 l.f. Doors (Material) 4 Doors (Install) 4 Mirrors Countertops 35-40 l.f. finish carpentry Punch Labor Plumbing Fixtures hot water heater 1 2 WC - ADA toilet 2 WC – ADA sink 2 WC – ADA faucet 4 WC – ADA grab bars 4 misc. WC fixtures 1 BR – sink 1 BR – faucet misc. BR fixtures shampoo basin 7 Electrical Fixtures 2 WC – ceiling lighting 1 WC – wall mount lighting 2 WC – exhaust fan 0 BR – washer/dryer 0 BR – refridgerator 1 BR – dishwasher 6 BR – ceiling lighting BR – misc. fixtures all other ceiling public lighting 50 task lighting all Hardware door 4+1 cabinetry pulls ? artwork rails 100-150 l.f. Signage exterior 1 interior 1 egress 2 Fire Sprinkler system Emergency Lighting system --- Contingency ---

Notes

KEY/LEGEND WC = Water Closet BR = Break Room A = Allowance total sq. ft. = 2817 total sq. ft. minus breakroom, restrooms, Terrazzo, office/mech. = ~2056

$5,000.00 GC GC Architect/designer Architect/designer Architect/designer consultant $3,600.00 $600.00 $500.00 $14,000.00 10000 metal framing, 3-4000 backing/other carpentry $20,000.00 $25,000.00 $4,500.00 $20/lf+removal $2,500.00 $10,000.00 interior duct assesment and rehab $5,000.00 $12,000.00 $10,000.00 A A

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$25,000.00 $20,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,200.00 $6,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $2,000.00 $300.00 $200.00 $300.00 $240.00 $200.00 $200.00 $150.00 $200.00 $1,750.00 $300.00 $75.00 $240.00

$400.00 $900.00 $200.00 $7,500.00 $2,500.00 $5,500.00 $300.00

concrete prep and seal 1 3/8 solid, $250/ea $300/ea 9 two-sided stations, 2 WC 35-40 lf @ ~2' depth(non-public $3000(formica)), 30lf(public $65/sf for solid surface) Base trim and other finish work

$150/ea $100/ea $150/ea $80/ea tp holder, paper towel dispenser, soap dispenser, etc...~$50/ea

$250/ea 150/ea $120/ea use existing use existing $150/ea paper towel dispenser, soap dispensar, etc... $150/ea

1000 per interior, rear egress 1500 possible $18/78”

$7,000.00 $3,000.00 $600.00 $30,000.00 $10,000.00 $20,000.00 ~10% $274,955.00 ~$100/sq ft build/finish out cost 96234.25 % of cost of construction $371,189.25

Construction Cost Baseline -15% baseline cost Baseline +15%

$233,750.00 ~$83/sq.ft. $275,000.00 ~$100/sq.ft. $316,250.00 ~$112/sq.ft.

Clients needed programming/spacial layout and a rough cost estimate for construction for a 9+ chair hair salon with flexibility for future growth within the space. The clients also specified that they wanted flexibility in areas that were not statically neccesary (i.e. staff breakroom, office, restrooms, shampoo lavatories). The image above is the final layout scheme for construction cost estimation. Page 1

Brett Blackmon || Academic Portfolio  

architecture, design, portfolio | University of Colorado - Denver, M.Arch 2012

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