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DREW BROOKS

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO


DREW BROOKS dbrooks.ut@gmail.com 972.415.9319

SENIOR DESIGNER AT CALLISONRTKL

DEC 2013 to CURRENT

I am currently the Project Designer for Fort Knox Replacement Clinic in Fort Knox, Kentucky ($80 million | 100,000 SF), which I have taken from competition through CDs. I enjoy being a “full scope” designer, as I continue to develop both my design and technical skills. - Was the Project Designer for Community Hospital East Reinvestment Hospital in Indianapolis, IN ($175 million | ..265,000 SF) - Worked on six design competitions, two of which as design lead: Fort Knox Replacement Clinic and SRRS Hospital Expansion - Participated in and led client presentations for the private and public sector, both domestically and internationally - Balance project management and coordination with design and drawing development on a daily basis

EDUCATION

INTERN AT SOLOMON CORDWELL BUENZ

University of Texas at Austin (UTSOA) B.Arch 2013 | GPA: 3.71

- Created graphics and presentations for clients and competitions - Cataloged owner comments and made necessary changes - Researched Net Zero Energy (NZE) tactics for residential high-rises - Coordinated with and incorporated input from external consultants

SOFTWARE SKILLS

AUG 2012 to JAN 2013

DESIGN: SketchUp, Rhino, Grasshopper, massit (VR), ZPrinter (3D), laser cutter

PRESENTATION: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, Prezi, Bluebeam, HTC Vive + SteamVR, MadMapper, Premiere

RESEARCH LIBRARIAN AT UTSOA MATERIALS LAB

JAN 2010 to JUL 2013

- Cataloged and maintained a collection of more than 27,000 items - Educated visitors and students on the properties and uses of building materials - Researched new materials and technology and contacted manufacturers for samples - Coordinated artist and manufacturer installations sponsored by the Materials Lab

IMPLEMENTATION: Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office Suite

CREDENTIALS - LEED Green Associate - CLSSGB (Lean Sigma Six Green Belt)

ACTIVITIES - CRTKL Design Conference 2016 - DAIA Retrospect 2014 - 2016 - Little Free Library 2014 - 2015 - CCS National Champ 2012 ( funny story )

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR AT UTSOA SUMMER ACADEMY

SUMMER 2011

- Taught technical skills for production and documentation - Provided firsthand insight into the lifestyle and experience of an Architecture student - Supervised students, ensuring safety and upholding university values

ASSISTANT ROOFER AT GUARANTEE ROOFING - Moved material from the staging area to the roof - Worked with clay, slate, shingle, and TPO roof construction - Assisted with meticulous site clean-ups

SUMMER 2008, 2010


SIR RUN RUN SHAW HOSPITAL COMPETITION HANGZHOU, CHINA


MY ROLE

PROJECT TYPE

CLIENT TYPE

Design Lead

New Construction and Campus Infrastructure

Invited to design competition by new client

PROJECT SIGNIFICANCE A proud facility with a dated campus aesthetic, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital sought to stand out in a dense neighborhood of sleek glass towers without discarding the robust gestures of its past. The architectural and clinical concerns were further complicated by the desperate need to solve their site access and circulation issues, as current conditions result in visitors queuing in vehicular lanes for over an hour just to enter the campus.

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The way we lost, and the silver lining that emerged from defeat.

CallisonRTKL // rendering created by Bezier CG

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PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT

VEHICULAR & MOPED MOVEMENT

L2

L1

B1

B2

Two lanes created at the front of the site will turn off the main road and descend to the B2 Level of the new Parking Garage. These new lanes add 630 meters of vehicular queuing which will resolve the serious congestion the campus faces today. Pedestrian flow is also considerable because the campus sits along an urban promenade and above a public train stop. To capture this movement and help the hospital capitalize on the activity, we created a sunken plaza below the new Clinic Tower that would act as a retail space, destination place, and hospital access point.


CallisonRTKL // rendering created by Bezier CG

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The strong expression of the existing hospital’s front facade was a gesture we wished to honor in the new Clinic Tower. The stone facade of the new tower peels back to reveal a glass curtain wall of the same dimensions as the wedge-shaped curtain wall that protrudes from the original hospital’s arching mass. The juxtaposition of archway and curtain wall is reversed in the new building, as the curtain wall frames and displays a series of arched, triple-height communal spaces at the front of the tower.

CallisonRTKL // rendering created by Bezier CG


Renderings were outsourced to Shanghai-based visual graphics firm, Bezier CG. I took command of quality assurance across continents (and timezones), providing aesthetic direction to Bezier CG throughout the modeling and rendering phases. Above are rendering guidelines sent to Bezier CG at various stages of the rendering process for the final rendering seen below.

CallisonRTKL // rendering created by Bezier CG

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COMMUNITY HOSPITAL EAST REINVESTMENT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

MY ROLE

PROJECT TYPE

CLIENT TYPE

STATUS

Project Designer

Demo / New Construction connecting to Existing Facility

Existing client with a 20+ year professional relationship

Under Construction

PROJECT SIGNIFICANCE CallisonRTKL was contracted to design the exterior and develop C+S drawings after a separate architecture firm had already begun developing the plans and - as a consequence - defining the building mass. The biggest challenge was interpreting the operationally-driven planning into a holistic and compelling aesthetic concept. Through analysis, we were able to clarify gestures of form and rhythm from the plans, while also using our own clinical planning expertise to propose planning alternates and improvements that further benefited the design.

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The client’s leadership changing mid-SD. Scope and fee change - for our benefit.


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CallisonRTKL // rendering created in house by colleague


Relocating the patient bed tower to the back of the site creates the ideal space for a new centrally-located main entrance. We designed this new public space to better merge the new building with the remaining facilities. The planning of public spaces was initially in the scope of the planning firm, but we convinced both the client and the other firm that it was more appropriate that CallisonRTKL control that layout. By adopting this task into our scope, we were not only able to create an improved harmony between the exterior aesthetic and entry experience, but also increase our fee percentage on the overall project.

CallisonRTKL // rendering created in house by colleague

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FORT KNOX MEDICAL CLINIC COMPETITION FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY

MY ROLE

PROJECT TYPE

CLIENT TYPE

STATUS

Project Designer Clinical Planner

New Construction

US Corps of Engineers. New client from winning design competition

Construction Documentation

SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT EXPERIENCE As Fort Knox transitions from an active duty base - with a resident soldier population - to a training facility, the US Army needed a smaller medical clinic to replace its outdated, full-scale hospital. Working for the US Government proved to be a stimulating challenge. All aspects of the project design were subject to strict protocols and constraints, such as Anti-Terrorism Force Protection guidelines which evaluated the building’s resistance to explosives.

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“Wait, what version of the ConOps are you using...?”

CallisonRTKL // rendering created by Bezier CG


LEVEL 2 MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC: DEPARTMENTAL PLANNING

LEVEL 2 MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC: OPERATIONAL DIAGRAM

Visual communication is an essential tool used to illustrate ideas and build consensus during the design development phase. The diagrams above were provided to the client to demonstrate key clinical efficiencies. The diagrams below were provided to the structural consultant to give direction on how to situate the exposed structural elements in the lobby so that they harmonized with the design intent. EXPOSED STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS IN LOBBY: COORDINATION DIAGRAM

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CallisonRTKL // rendering created in house by colleague

CallisonRTKL // rendering created in house by colleague


NOTES I TOOK DURING A USER GROUP MEETING WITH PHARMACY, LABORATORY, AND RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT USERS

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SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER DUBAI DUBAI, U.A.E.

MY ROLE

PROJECT TYPE

CLIENT TYPE

Design Support

New Construction

Invited to design competition by new client

SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT EXPERIENCE This competition was a quick, two-week blitz to propose a design concept and program strategy for a sports medicine clinic near downtown Dubai. Our submission separates patient-care components with massing that rotates to orient toward the Burj al Arab Jumeirah, two kilometers directly northwest. The soaring sail feature activates the rooftop while reinforcing the waterfront theme expressed throughout the iconic local architecture. Though well-received, the project was unfortunately lost. The client ultimately decided to pursue a submission with a focus on outpatient rehabilitation, as opposed to our inpatient and surgical focused submission.


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JEFFERSON REGIONAL MASTERPLAN PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS

MY ROLE

PROJECT TYPE

CLIENT TYPE

STATUS

Planning Support

Masterplan

New client - by way of consultant’s recommendation

Schematic Design

SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT EXPERIENCE Jefferson Regional Medical Center has an aging inpatient and diagnostic chassis as well as a quickly deteriorating infrastructure, and requested CallisonRTKL to design a phasing strategy to refresh their facilities and operation. Healthcare masterplanning projects may not always include opportunities to design but are nevertheless great exercises due to the complexity of problem solving and immersive client interaction.

ASK ME ABOUT The “Revolving Chair” of clinic masterplanning


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DESIGN AWARD SUBMISSIONS


A building doesn’t stop working for you once it is built. There are opportunities in the form of publication, business development, exposure, and accolades that come from organizing and submitting a project for a design award. It is often my role to develop project submissions for particular design awards, such as AIA Built and Unbuilt, TSA Design Award, AIA AAH, and internal CallisonRTKL WIP publications.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND LEED I worked on the sustainability team while at SCB: primarily researching LEED credits, creating diagrams that demonstrate compliance, and applying for credits with USGBC. Additionally, SCB’s sustainability team was contracted by PG&E to help develop a publication on Net Zero Energy by analyzing load reduction strategies in high-rise residential towers in San Francisco. I coordinated with facade consultants, examining how varying aesthetic and planning design decisions can affect the energy modeling. I also researched and developed the graphics examining plug load impact on total energy consumption and strategies on how to reduce energy use through appliance selection.


PAGES FROM THE PG&E NET ZERO ENERGY PUBLICATION

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AIA DALLAS: RETROSPECT RTKL’s 2014 RETROSPECT Installation

2016

2015 - 2ND PLACE

2014 - 3RD PLACE

My Submissions to Internal Competition

AIA Dallas hosts an annual public outreach exhibit at the North Park Mall to raise awareness for design and local architecture firms. Each year, CallisonRTKL holds an internal ‘idea competition’ to define our firm’s creative direction. Participation is voluntary, but the firm sponsored building costs and program fees.


My Submission to the 2018 RETROSPECT Graphic Competition - results pending

Each year, AIA Dallas kicks off the RETROSPECT event with a graphic competition. Juror’s will select one submission, which will become the branding identity of the event for that year. The theme for the 2018 RETROSPECT is “Impact”. DREW BROOKS dbrooks.ut@gmail.com


Little Free Libraries/Libros Libres is a Dallas literacy and community design initiative that uses free book exchanges to build community and promote a culture of reading. Our design for these small neighborhood book shelters operate LEFT・・Clemente Jaquez explaining the design ofunder LFL with steward Ms. Cynthia Wallace and a teacher on site. the guiding priciple of “Take A Book, CENTER, RIGHTS・ ・LFL build day and components assembly at RTKL. Leave A Book”. It’s permanent location is at Jerome McNeil Detention Center in Dallas, Texas.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Little Free Library is a global volunteering initiative to build excitement for reading and accessibility to books in local 16 in. communities. Each year, teams are paired with organizations within Dallas to work together in designing, building, and installing Design, Build, Engagement with Community a library for the steward’s organization. Our goal was to use curiosity and interaction LEFT・・Students at Jerome McNeil Detention Center work together to assemble LFL components. with the built element to inspire interest in 6 in. reading that is the purpose of each library.

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6 in. 24 in.

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24 in.

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36 in.

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LEFT・ ・Clemente Jaquez explaining the design of LFL with steward Ms. Cynthia Wallace and a teacher on site. CENTER, RIGHTS・ ・LFL build day and components assembly at RTKL.

TOP・ ・Designers and stewards for Little Free Library.

LFL is brought down as a square for stability.

LFL is divided into 2014 Steward: book shelves, which are typically

Multiple shelves Juvenile The Department LFL turns 10 Dallas County are introduced so that the LFL can

degrees at a time to allow viewing from

Color accentuates the form and adds much needed vibrancy to the


2015 Steward: Oak Cliff YMCA

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EESTAIRS DESIGN COMPETITION EeStairs Design Competition is an event organized by Dutch stair manufacturer EeStair. The challenge was to design a repeatable balustrade exclusively from a simple 5mm x 50mm metal strip. The design submission was required to keep constructibility and economic modularity in mind. My design imagines seemingly continuous metal ribbons, not only twisting up the stairs but also twisting upon themselves. This creates the illusion of a transparent-to-opaque gradient across the balustrade’s length, while also generating dazzling shadow patterns.


48 HOUR FILM FEST: PUFF PUFF PAST While by no means a masterpiece, this short film my friends and I created for the 48 Hour Film Festival is one of my most gratifying achievements. The 48HFF is a competition where teams of professionals, aspiring students, and wannabe amateurs are provided with a random genre, character, prop, and line of dialogue on Friday night which must be woven into a completed short film by Sunday night. No one in my group had any experience with film making, so our measure for success was submitting a finished product on time; a feat that half the teams did not achieve. My ability to adapt to new softwares was tested during this endeavor when I took the responsibility of editing the footage in Adobe Premier, a program that I had previously never used.

NOT SHOWN: NICK AND JOEY

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DREW BROOKS dbrooks.ut@gmail.com 972.415.9319

Drew Brooks Professional Portfolio  

Professional (and some private) work from the first four years of my career. All imagery within the portfolio was created by me, unless othe...

Drew Brooks Professional Portfolio  

Professional (and some private) work from the first four years of my career. All imagery within the portfolio was created by me, unless othe...

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