DONTAVIOUS PITTMAN ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO| FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
PERSONAL STATEMENT: I Have always been as interested in architecture as much as my thirst for knowledge. It has been my philosophy that, “ creativity will open one room with many doors,” and in a sense will create more opportunities. While almost at the completion of my undergraduate studies, I feel as if my passion for design has just began to grow. I know my versatility in problem solving and my articulate manner of communicating may place me at an advantage to succeed in this field. In my opinion, the design process mimics the evolution of a flower, as the idea(the seed) is proposed(planted) and unraveled into a beautiful structure that begins to represent life. I believe architecture will be a very interesting career to pursue and could be very rewarding for a hardworking, creative, intellectual person such as myself. And I’m almost certain that my enthusiasm towards the subject would make my transition from undergraduate studies to graduate studies manageable.
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COCA COLA HEADQUARTERS
HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM CHICAGO TRIBUNE LATE ENTRY PRAGMATIC DESIGN POCKET PARK
Being that this project was to be set for the city of Atlanta, I was conflicted at the beginning stages of my design. When one looks at the surrounding region, itâ€™s as if your building is in competition with all the other great architectural structures that make Atlanta such a beautiful place. Sustainably, I tried to create a progressive building, while I wanted my choice of materials to reflect my intent to represent Coca-Cola as an industrial corporation advancing towards the future. Sustainability 1) Water tower-used to collect and recycle rain water to use for plumbing throughout the building 2) Permeable pavers- used for drainage of rain water on the site, and to collect in the storage tower. 3) Polycarbonate Panels- used as the main design strategy for the building envelope. Polycarbonate panels being a daylighting solution, give quality light and thermal insulation while protecting the interior from uv rays
NATIONAL CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS | ATLANTA,GA
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When one begins to design a Museum for civil and human rights, you begin to question how much the architecture can embody the principles of the purpose. The national center for Civil and Human rights is proposed as a cultural institution that in hopes, will commemorate the historic struggles for freedom and equality. My main goal was to create an experience rather than a building that houses great memories.
I initially began to design conceptually, as I wanted my work to resemble the form of an azalea flower. Not only because of how flowers represent growth and new life but because it is also the State wildflower of Georgia and has been known to represent self love and purity. The floor plan of my design is circular in order to flirt with the visitorâ€™s attention by keeping the main flow of motion visible to the courtyard which is strategically placed in the center of the building.
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MAIN FLOOR Space Program 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)
GALLERY SPACE COURTYARD BROADCAST STUDIO GIFT SHOP OFFICES WORKSHOPS STORAGE SPACES
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An international competition to design a headquarters building for the Chicago Tribune Newspaper was held in 1922 to mark the 75th year of publication. Now, 90 years after the initial competition, a conceptual competition is being held in order to reflect 21st century architecture and our current times. Unlike the 1922 competition, but similar to the 1980 competition, the goal was to reflect on the modern high-rise architecture of the 21st century. Despite the freedom my design was to remain plausible.
Chicago has claimed its fame as the â€œwindy city.â€? But how many know that the earliest reference of its title was located in an article Written in 1858 in the Chicago Tribune. I wanted my design to exaggerate the essence of Chicago, by emphasizing the function of wind. This structure imitates the shape of a solar powered wind turbine. And to underline the idea of sustainability, there are translucent photovoltaic panels aligned as curtain walls to regenerate energy using a renewable source.
HOT HUMID HOUSE
SPRING 2012| TAMPA,FL| PROFESSOR: ENN OTS
Pragmatic design (sustainability) is often characterized as “designing for the next generation.” With our environment in need of an alternative, sustainable design should serve as its advocate for building a better future. The purpose of this project was to create two sustainable living environments for two different climates that are not only energy efficient but don’t compromise the comfort of the family occupying the space.
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PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING + COOLING AIR CIRCULATION
Space Program 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)
LOUVERS ROOF SCREEN AWNINGS CISTERN SUNKEN LIVING ROOM VERANDA
TEMPERATE CLIMATE SPRING 2012| Melbourne,AUS| Enn Ots
Temperate climates are climates where more than 30 percent of total-space conditioning energy is used for heating in the winter and more than 30 percent is used in the summer. Investigation of the weather conditions and solar paths of Melbourne residences showed me that the passive design of the building will mean North facing windows will receive more solar radiation in the winter than in the summer. To address these conditions, I located most of the glazing facing north where maximum solar exposure is received, and used adjustable shading devices for periods where itâ€™s too hot for eaves.
PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING + COOLING I ensured that the upper levels could be closed off to stop heat rising in winter and overheating in summer, and minimized window areas at the upper level. My design maximizes the openable area of upper level windows for summer ventilation, while I located bedrooms upstairs in order for them to be warmed by rising air in the winter. The most important location for passive heating is the living room because it is more commonly used. I located my group living area closer to the North faรงade of this residence because it requires less heat in the summer and more heat in the winter and will also maximize comfort for the family.
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Bachelors of Science in Architecture Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, Florida May 2013
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Howard& Associates Intern Tampa, FL June Summer 2012
Nathaniel Tindall Law Offices Tampa, FL July 2008 – Present Administrative Assistant
Historic preservation Frank Lloyd Wright -Spring House Tallahassee, FL January 2013 Community Organization Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation Tampa, FL May 2012
Footlocker, INC Brandon, FL July 2007 – August 2009 Sales Associate
AutoCAD 2007-2011 2D and 3D modeling software – Sketch Up, Autodesk Revit Architecture Free hand drawing Manual drafting and presentation ability Modeling at a range of scale and use of materials Presentation of public speaking skills
“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” –Jim Rohn 34