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 VICTORIA FALLS travelers’ inn

zimbabwe


ARCHITECTURE

+trend away from vernacular +absorbing modern "western” construction +traditional: depended on material availability +basket weaving construction +construction depends on tribes customs +influenced by missionaries and european colonists +homestead: homess, insaka, functional structures

MAIN GO GORGE

victoria falls bridge initiates ttourism r (1900)+ railway offerss a accessible travel+ es 0 visit annually+ 1990s: 300,000 t byy bus and train+ ease of accessibility s more domestic visitors (Zimbabwe)+ res on n Zambian side+ political unrest two national parks+ zambia/zimbabwe we border+ zambeze m river+ natural wonder off th the world+

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LOCATION

17° 55’ 28” S 25° 51’ 24” E ~bahamas

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for the travelers’ inn project students were allowed to choose any world heritage site to develop their project. I chose victoria falls zimbabwe for its immaculate natural views and physical beauty. the structure is implemented as an aesthetic feature of the building, while not impeding the immaculate views of the falls. To completely submerge travelers within the natural wonder, the cantilever must be supported by a five story box truss. as seen from afar, the top and bottom slabs are extremely thick for increased stiffness to resist the excessive torsional forces and to be physically true to the materials which support the structure.


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VICTORIA FALLS travelers’ inn


NEIGHBORHOOD level plus one observation deck level zero restaurant and cultural museum levels minus one thru four inn units grocer pharmacy two atria

WORKERS QUARTERS BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS

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STRUCTURAL intentions

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STRUCTURE

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CHAMPAIGN recreation center for this project i designed a multi-purpose recreation center in downtown champaign. without a large center for learning as well as recreation, the project satisfies both necessities for the town. with a restrictive program, designating significant floor area to the gymnasium, I decided to use the space as a focal point for the project. by surrounding the gymnasium with the rest of the program, visitors maintain enhanced views of the gymnasium no where they’re located within the building. this created an elegant spatial relationship between the human scale of the occupants as well as the building scale of the project.


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chicago, il

UIC new school of architecture our ideas for a new architecture building on the UIC campus stem primarily from the needs expressed by students. It was clear that the existing conditions were seen as "dark and decrepit" and there was a notion that the ‘new’ facility needs a greater relation to the site and surrounding buildings. Partner: Mike Gabel


studios

the new building sought to revitalize the space and push the envelope pursuant of technology and sustainability. the city of chicago is one of the leading green cities in the US, incorporating green roofs atop skyscrapers and hi-rises and practicing energy efficiency where be. this sustainable movement that once only existed downtown has now branched out to outlying suburbs and even into the Illinois farmland, yet, the conditions of the UIC campus remain dark and ominous.


UIC new school of architecture studios stud ios for the arts art

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double skin facade detail

many of the buildings presently have large concrete facades. our design uses curtain-walls and lightweight construction to defeat this standard and the form strives to connect our site to the rest of the campus as well as downtown by extending towards the main arteries of the campus. centrally located galleries and collaborative circulation space integrate the programs of the all levels of architecture, undergraduate and graduate. this would allow both undergraduate and graduate schools to exist as a single entity rather than separatefactions. the way our project was develop would become the standard by which future new construction projects are measured.




OTHER WORK photos + sketches


RESUME contact info EDUCATION THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS_urbana-champaign

TONGJI UNIVERSITY_shanghai

Master of Architecture | Structures Option | December 2013 B.S. in Architectural Studies | May 2011  

Architectural Study Abroad Program | Summer 2010



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

U.S. ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS_research assistant | August 2012 - Present Assist in research of thermoplastic beam construction as a sustainable solution for high strength building materials. Conduct mock-up testing to determine strength and stiffness limitations of thermoplastic bridge construction.

WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES_structural engineering intern | Summer 2012 Analyzed defective structural systems with SAP 2000 and hand calculation to discover affective methods of rehabilitation. Published reports documenting site inspections and condition investigations of distressed structures and envelopes. Prepared construction documents for multi-phase repair projects using autoCAD sheet set manager.

HONDURAS ARCHITECTURE BRIGADE_brigade volunteer | Summer 2011 Participated in a nation-wide design competition of a secondary school culminating in the construction of the project. The winning design for the project included our chapter’s submission for a passive cooling roof structure. Assisted in construction of the project, mixing concrete, laying foundation, CMU, formwork and reinforcement bar.

FLECK’S LANDSCAPES_intern | Summer 2011 Modeled homes in Google Sketchup for construction project proposals and renderings. Project construction including demolition and repair of retaining walls, porch decks, and landscape re-design.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS



ARCHITECTURE STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL _president and vice president Coordinated and oversaw the annual architecture student exhibition, catering to over 300 faculty, students, and alumni. Scheduled and prepared professor exhibits and lectures to commemorate their professional work and research.

ARCHITECTURE COUNCIL  _student representative

Advised the council faculty on the perspective of students with regards to the curriculum and school policy.

GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES

_treasurer

Handled the financing of fundraisers, brigade expenses, and student reimbursements for brigade costs.




TECHNICAL SKILLS DESIGN/FABRICATION

BIM | CAD | Rendering| Diagramming| Model Making| Perspective Drawing| Field Sketching| Technical Drawing

SOFTWARE AutoCAD Illustrator

ASTEINW3@ILLINOIS.EDU | 847.863.7581 1307 N. Pima Lane | Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Revit Photoshop SAP2000

SketchUp InDesign

illustrator linework


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