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PORTFOLIO Dylan Thomas Rupar 2012 - 2016 Dylanrupar@gmail.com


Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

PREFACE

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2012 - 2016


Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works

Building is an assemblage of parts that create, define and enclose space. When these pieces come together in a clear and thoughtful way Architecture is born. The work presented here showcases an array of methods and ideas whose end goal is the same; the creation of Architecture. The projects showcased include academic, professional, and individual attempts at creating buildings and projects that are worthy of the title.

2012 - 2016

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Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

RESUME

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2012 - 2016


CONTACT

EDUCATION

Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning, and Design Master of Architecture 3.9/4.0 cumulative GPA

August 2010 - May 2015

Kansas City Design Center BNIM Summer Studio

May 2013 - August 2013

BNIM Architects | Kansas City, Mo. | Designer

July 2015 - Present

1640 Baltimore | BNIM Headquarters Managed drawing set, developed details, and maintained a lead role designing and documenting the feature public spaces Academy Lafayette | Secure Entry Addition Held a primary role designing, and documenting the project from Schematic design through Construction documentation and managed communications with consultants and client 2460 Pershing | BNIM Office Relocation Developed concept design, designed and detailed feature stair and coordinated stair construction with steel fabricator

HONORS

PUBLICATIONS INVOLVEMENT

Heintzelman 5th Year Prize | Honorable Mention Beaux’s Arts Ball Competition | Honoree Sunset Funerary Chapel Competition & Travel Scholarship | Honoree Deans Honor Roll | All Semesters Purple and White Scholarship| Recipient Annexing the Ogallala featured in ACSA The Expanding Periphery and The Migrating Center

Extreme LA Charette Selected by faculty to participate in a two day master planning charette for Manhattan, Kansas. Seaton Hall Desk Design Selected by faculty to design and construct a student desk prototype for use in the department of architecture at Kansas State

SKILLS

Digital Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Sketchup, Grasshopper, Maxwell, VRay, Adobe Creative Suites Physical Sketching, hand drafting, watercolor, model building, and CNC fabrication.

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May 2015 December 2013 December 2012 August 2010 - May 2015 August 2010 - May 2015 Spring 2015

June 2016

November 2014

Fall 2013

2012 - 2016

Kansas City Design Week Volunteered as a tour guide for notable homes in Kansas City as part of a city wide design event.

January 2014 - August 2014

Selected Works

Nbbj Architects | New York, NY. | Extended Academic Internship Trustbridge International Hospital Developed multiple schemes as a part of the exterior design team and helped produce drawings and physical models.

Dylan Thomas Rupar

EXPERIENCE

Dylan Thomas Rupar Dylanrupar@gmail.com 215 W. Pershing Rd. Unit 804 Kansas City, Mo. 64108 972.762.9863


Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

CONTENT

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2012 - 2016


01 / ACTIVATING THE PARK

02 / WELLNESS CENTER Academic Summer 2013 Kansas City, Mo. {Pg. 18}

Dylan Thomas Rupar

Academic Spring 2015 Des Moines, Iowa {Pg. 6}

03 / HOUSE OF HORIZONS

04 / ANNEXING THE OGALLALA

Selected Works

Academic Fall 2013 Grove County, Kansas {Pg. 32}

Academic Fall 2014 Great Plains, North America {Pg. 44}

05 / 1640 BALTIMORE AVENUE

06 / ACADEMY LAFAYETTE Professional Spring 2016 Kansas City, Mo. {Pg. 60}

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2012 - 2016

Professional Fall 2015 Kansas City, Mo. {Pg. 54}


East Entry Plaza

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Activating The Park

Academic

2015


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ACTIVATIN G THE

Program

Dylan Thomas Rupar

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Library

Academic

Kansas State

Date

2015

Location

Des Moines, IA Selected Works

Introduction

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2012 - 2016

Working closely with the Library system of Des Moines, Iowa, this studio sought to present a number of solutions for a branch library in the southeast region of the city. The proposal provided realistic constraints and clients. Additionally, the designs were used by the library system as a way to begin a discussion about the possibilities of building a new branch in the future. This project also conceptually implemented a facade developed in the previous semester. As a part of a small group we studied curtain wall enclosure systems then built and tested the systems for thermal performance. These systems were then applied to each respective proposal allowing further climatic analysis to take place at the full building scale with the use of programs such as Ecotect. Testing throughout the design process enabled climatic analysis to influence and inform design decisions.


Site Analysis

Rural

Southeast Des Moines is a region afflicted with a placeless environment, typical of suburban sprawl. As the southeast continues to grow eastward into rural lands the need for a communal hub and place for individual contemplation within a preserved natural environment is vital for the well-being of the community. In this proposal, I decided to move the site from the original roadside location into the heart of a nearby recreation hub comprised of three parks. These parks have come to define an edge or boundary condition of the region where sprawl stops and rural pasture land begins. Locating the library within this condition strengthened this boundary, while also using the park as a catalyst for a symbiotic relationship between park and library.

2015

Vs.

Proposal Location

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Easter Lake Park

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Ewing Park

H

Ewing Arboretum

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Site

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Original Site

K

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McKinley Avenue

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E 19th Street

Activating The Park

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South Side Library

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North Side Library

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Franklin Branch

ola

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Forest Avenue Library

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Central Library

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Academic

Sprawl

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I

Launching Point Nestled within the boundary condition comprised of Ewing Park, Ewing Dog Park and Lake Easter Park, the new site acts as a launching point and activity hub for the park system. The library program was enhanced to take advantage of this additional role. An information kiosk, cafe, and bike rental expand the outreach of the institution. The connection to nature through integrated landscape and the connection to a number of bike paths promote the continued preservation of the park system and well-being of the community.

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East 19th Street Dylan Thomas Rupar

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Urban - Suburban Environment

A

Boundary Line

Selected Works

B

E

F

E

Indianola Avenue Library Service Area: 2.5Sq. Miles

Rural Environment

Indianola Avenue

0

1.25

2.5

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F


2015 Academic

C B D INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM

A

Activating The Park

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F

E

G

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SOCIAL PROGRAM


Individual Individual

A

Magazines

B

Fiction

C

Non - Fiction

D

Cafe Bar

E

Information Desk

F

Bike Rental

G

Community Lawn

H

Amphitheater

I

Children Floor

J

Browsing Selection

K

Technology

L

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Service/Park

Reading Room

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Social

2012 - 2016

Program Articulation A simple parti was established in response to the conflicting roles of a modern library. Individual program such as reading rooms, work areas, and book stacks were placed on the upper level in an enclosed volume. Beneath this volume, social spaces including the children’s library, and technology floor were arranged in a series of terraces to allow for free movement and open sight lines between park and library. A link between both programs was established in the form of an intermediate service zone where program related to the park could be maintained by the library staff.

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Activating The Park

Academic

2015


Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works

LB 20193715

Service Desk

2012 - 2016 Section Perspective Looking Southeast [ 15 ]


2015 Academic Activating The Park

Night Render

Beacon At night the upper volume of the library is illuminated and acts as a beacon of light in the park system. The polycarbonate integrative facade system creates diffused interior daylight during the day and a soft exterior glow after dusk.

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Level 2

2

Outdoor Room

1

Study Room(s)

2

Non-fiction

3

Reading Area

4

Fiction

5

4

1

3

5

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Level 1 1

Cafe

2

Service Light Court

3

Tech & Social Floor

4

Youth Floor

5

Bike Share

6

Amphitheater

7

4

7

5 2

1

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Entry Plaza

6

3

2012 - 2016

Service Level Mechanical

1

Workroom

2

Directors Office

3

Book Return

4

Mens Restroom

5

Womans Restroom

6

Community Room

7

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2

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F

G

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Node Connection Detail

Academic

H

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Facade Assembly

B

Activating The Park

C

D

E

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Inner Rails With Nodes

System Mock-up

A B

Outer Rails

C

Polycarbonate Panel

D

IGU

E

Selected Works

Polyester Insulation

‘T’ Rail

Test Enclosure Install

Dylan Thomas Rupar

Cnc’ing ‘Nodes’

F

MDF Node

G

1/2” Threaded Bolt

H

Node Mock-up

2012 - 2016

Integrative Facade System Enclosing the upper level of the library is a curtain wall system developed as part of a group research effort in the prior semester. The integrative facade system was designed to enable a host of material combinations to be integrated seamlessly into a manufactured wall assembly. This system was ultimately constructed as a mock up and tested on an enclosure. Simultaneously, the facade was implemented in a digital model and tested within the library proposal. The facade system responds to the requirements of the individual level program by creating diffused light while retaining thermal efficiency. The envelope is articulated with a ribbon window running the length of the facade. This system allows a linear view into the park with minimal glare for reading. The facade emits diffused light during the night illuminating the surrounding public space.

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View From 14th St.

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Wellness Center

Academic

2013


02 /

KC WELLNESS

Program

Dylan Thomas Rupar

CENTER

Gym/Spa

Academic

Kansas State

Date

2013 Kansas City, MO.

Location

Selected Works

Introduction

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2012 - 2016

This project was developed as part of a fourth year comprehensive studio taught by BNIM Architects. The site for the proposed wellness center is located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Missouri. It seeks to provide a communal recreation center focused on physical and mental wellness. Patrons can partake in an array of activities ranging from rock climbing to spa treatment. Within this premise the program was arranged around a parti demarcating public and private uses, while centrally locating a third communal domain in the heart of the building. Pedestrians are drawn in from the surrounding areas into a generous entry and amphitheater culminating at an outdoor rooftop patio and garden. The resulting form harmoniously integrates a number of contrasting spaces while simultaneously celebrating the unique culture of the neighborhood.


Downtown

2013

Convention Center

Sprint Center

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Academic

Performing Arts Center

Community Garden

Site

Wellness Center

Southwestern Blvd.

Train Yard

Union Station

Kansas City, Mo.

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Extroverted (Open Program)

Dylan Thomas Rupar

Introverted (Enclosed Program)

Program Response

Selected Works

The program called for an array of gym and spa spaces categorically divided as “introverted” and “extroverted”. A third communal program was added as a contextual response to the unique characteristics of the site. The result is a building that seeks to balance three distinct programs within one envelope, while providing varying degrees of overlap and separation between them.

First Friday’s 2012 - 2016

Crossroads Arts District The project is located in an area formally recognized as the industrial heart of Kansas City. Over the last 15 years the neighborhood has been transformed into the cities primary arts hub. Currently, the site is a paved parking lot located at the intersection of Central St. and W. 19th St. It sits directly south of the Kauffman Performing Arts Center and is adjacent to a community garden. Once a month, the area is transformed by a public arts festival, “First Fridays”. During this time the streets fill with pedestrians and businesses are transformed into art galleries. Given this unique environment, the buildings communal program adapts to this condition by opening up to the street and transforming into a flexible public space where various activities can take place.

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Garden Planters

Juice Bar/ Cafe

Amphitheater

Front Desk and Information Center 2013 Academic Wellness Center

Service Plinth + Communal Program In response to the active streets surrounding the site, service functions were pushed to the back edges of the lot in a concrete plinth form. This allows the corner of the building to open up to the street while maintaining the required program at street level (i.e. the parking lot). An operable nano wall further strengthens the relationship between inside and out and allows the communal space to flow out into the street or up into an outdoor patio. Within this program, the surrounding community has access to a cafe, amphitheater, and garden.

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Climbing Wall

Aerobic Floor

5 Lane Lap Pool

Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works 2012 - 2016

Extroverted Program Surrounded by the service plinth and placed above the communal program, the extroverted space hugs the corner of the building, floating above the intersection of Central St. and W 19th St. Within this program, patrons are able to swim, partake in aerobics training and use a small climbing wall. These disciplines are encouraged to interact with each other enabling a degree of socializing to take place.

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Group Studio

Light Court

Individual Studio

Hot Pool

Group Studio 2013 Academic Wellness Center

Introverted Program

Suspended in the greater extroverted space, these volumes enclose the introverted program of the hot pool room, saunas, and private studios. Each volume is closed off from the rest of the building and is oriented to a framed view of the surrounding Kansas City skyline providing a unique experience and vista in each separated volume.

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Tensile Fabric Skin

Skylights

Light/Air Voids

Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works 2012 - 2016

Tensile Skin + Light Voids

Voids are created as a result of the arrangement of volumes in the space and are utilized for the circulation of light and air. The building is wrapped in a light tensile fabric sunscreen which unifies the building as an object and provides solar control to an otherwise exposed building.

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2013 Academic Wellness Center

Amphitheater

Level 1

Level 2

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2012 - 2016

Level 4

Level 3

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Selected Works

Aerobics Floor


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Wellness Center

Academic

2013


Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

2012 - 2016

Section Perspective Looking West

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Ferrari Fabric Sunscreen Fiber Cement Rain-screen

2013

3.5� Mineral Insulation Vapor Barrier

Academic

HSS Support

Ferrari Facade Supports

Manko 250 Series Curtianwall

Wellness Center

Polished Concrete Floor

Cast in Place Concrete Planter

Detail Perspective at Aerobics Floor

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Dylan Thomas Rupar

Enlarged Detail at Parapet

Selected Works

Enlarged Detail at Cantilever

2012 - 2016

Wall Section Through North Facade

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Enlarged Detail at Curtain wall


Solstice Entry

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House of Horizons

Academic

2013


03 /

HOUSE OF

Program

Dylan Thomas Rupar

HORIZONS

Retreat

Independent

Kansas State 2013

Date

Grove County, Ks.

Location

Selected Works

Introduction

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2012 - 2016

This project, done as a self directed study in collaboration with a fellow student, aims to create a place focused on the passing of time. The site, set in the high plains of western Kansas is in close proximity to a geological outcropping known as Monument Rocks. The formations are the remains of an 80 million year old seabed and exist in a barren landscape occupied only by prairie grasses. A retreat was envisioned for visitors to experience and reflect on the passing of time in relation to this spiritual and desolate place. Located a short distance from the outcropping; four cabins and an observation tower were programmed to allow small parties to partake in the experience. The site aligns itself to the movement of the sun and moon. Specific celestial alignments are recognized throughout the year by various methods within the site.


2015

Winter Solstice The Retreats primary alignment is with the winter solstice sunrise through a “keyhole� in the chalk formations. The winter solstice has been celebrated by many cultures as the welcomed arrival of longer daylight hours and increased positive energy flow. The retreat was composed to mark this celestial event and celebrate the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere.

House of Horizons

Academic

Alignment Keyhole

Site

Site Map

Retreat Alignments The retreat goes beyond recognizing only the winter solstice by aligning with other important celestial dates such as the summer solstice and spring equinox. It’s program is dispersed around these alignments and allows for an array of vistas to occur. These views are framed in a number of unique methods. Long paths mark both the south entry and winter solstice alignment, while a series of monolithic concrete slabs mark the summer solstice and spring equinox.

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Dylan Thomas Rupar

Monument Rocks

Selected Works

Elevation Coordinates Period Biome

2,631 ft. 38, 47’ 26’ Late Cretaceous Temperate Grasslands

County Average Temperature Growing Season Average Precipitation

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Gove 28.7 C 167 Days 20.89”

2012 - 2016

Solstice Map


The retreat allows visitors to partake in number of activities while on the site. A library, sun dial meditation space, and sleeping cabins are all placed off the main axis of the winter solstice alignment.

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North Entry

Sun Dial

Tower

Solstice Entry 2013 Academic House of Horizons

Retreat Elements


Cabins

Alignment Monoliths

Dylan Thomas Rupar

Summer Solstice Day: June 20th Sunrise: 6:00AM

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Spring Equinox Day: March 2nd Sunrise: 7:06 AM

Day: March 2nd Moonset: 10:24AM Winter Solstice (Contextual Alignment With Chalk Formations) Day: December 21st Sunrise 7:53AM

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2012 - 2016

Spring Moon-set


Sleeping Loft

Roof Access

Star Gazing Window

Kitchen 2013 Academic House of Horizons

Cabins The cabins are positioned along the axis of the winter solstice establishing a direct relationship with it. Expansive framed views are created within the cabins creating connections to the surrounding landscape while still allowing a degree of privacy to occur.

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Operable Window

Skylight

Roof Deck

Library

Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works 2012 - 2016

Tower The observation tower aligns with the winter solstice through a contextual keyhole within the formations. Here visitors are given an elevated view of the formations and surrounding desolate landscape. A large operable window was designed to align with the winter solstice and entry path.

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Winter Solstice Entry

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House of Horizons

Academic

2013


Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

2012 - 2016

Physical Model

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House of Horizons

Academic

2013


Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

2012 - 2016

Northern Axis Site Entry

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Awareness Tower

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Annexing The Ogallala

Academic

2014


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ANNEXING THE

Program

Dylan Thomas Rupar

OGALLALA

Monument

Academic

Kansas State

Date

2014

Location

Potter County, Texas Selected Works

Introduction

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2012 - 2016

Over the past century center pivot irrigation has played a major role in the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer. The Ogallala is responsible for nearly all wetland irrigation throughout the high plains region and is being drained at an alarming rate. In this project, methods of extrusion were established to clearly decipher the role center pivot systems have in re-shaping the landscape of the High Plains. Furthermore, this process determined how an architectural intervention of promoting awareness could play a part in shaping a positive trajectory for center pivot irrigation systems and the landscapes for which they exist.


Center Pivot Irrigation

Academic

2014

Center pivot irrigation systems were created in the late 1940’s as a way to increase efficiency in crop irrigation by drawing water from the ground and pumping it over crop fields along a rotating path.

Potter County, TX

Annexing The Ogallala

35.71420 N, 101.55310 W.

x2

Regional Irrigated Land Percentage Regional 15 Year Water loss

60% -10' - 20'

Regional Analysis

In studying the effects of center pivot systems, the Texas Panhandle was selected as an area of interest due to its alarmingly high rate of water loss. It is estimated that the majority of wells within this region will be dried up within the next 50 years. A site in Potter County was established in an effort to understand the relationship between center pivot systems and the aquifer in a ‘crisis’ zone. A number of additional sites throughout the Ogallala were also used as a way to compare water loss in different regions.

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3

Texas Panhandle

Southwestern Kansas

Western Nebraska

1A 1000’ X 1000’ plot 1B Saturated Zone 1950 1C Unsaturated Zone 2007 1E 3500’ Above Sea Level

1A 1000’ X 1000’ plot 1B Saturated Zone 1950 1C Unsaturated Zone 2007 1E 4200’ Above Sea Level

1A 1000’ X 1000’ plot 1B Saturated Zone 1950 1C Unsaturated Zone 2007 1E 5100’ Above Sea Level

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Surface

1

Dylan Thomas Rupar

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C

Selected Works

D 2012 - 2016

Elevation

E [ 49 ]


2014

Nebraska

Academic

Kansas

Annexing The Ogallala

Oklahoma

Texas

Awareness Tower Network

Tower Network

The Ogallala aquifer underlies approximately eight states. In an effort to a give a physical presence to the aquifers status across hundreds of miles, a system of awareness towers was proposed to communicate the situation to the masses. Tower geometry was established through a multi-step process related to groundwater and center pivot systems. Upon completion the towers would perform a number of roles both functional and symbolic.

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Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

2012 - 2016

Awareness Tower Network

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2014

Offset

Annexing The Ogallala

Academic

Each tower’s base geometry is established by offsetting three abandoned center pivot circle geometries into the unused land of the circles meeting each other in a field.

Progression Path A memorial progression path will run east to west through each site. The paths entry is compressed by two walls marking the first two abandoned fields and inclines slightly to meet the towers base. From the base the path continues through a wall marking the fields edge geometry. From here the path moves through the full diameter of the circle intercepting an abandoned well and ending at a framed portal on the circles outer edge.

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Dylan Thomas Rupar

Tower

Selected Works

The tower is extruded from its base to a height reflecting the depth of the aquifers lowest surface below. The towers structure is a vertical steel truss system reflecting the horizontal structures of center pivot systems. Within this tower a stair case ascends to a height reflecting the amount of water lost since the inception of center pivot systems. The Footprint of the tower reflects the offset of the surrounding circles on the ground plane while the angled top of the tower is meant to be a reflection of the topographic manipulation of the aquifers floor caused by its depletion.

2012 - 2016

Light Vertical wind turbines are placed within the tower as a source of alternative energy. The turbines also power a large light pole which extends from the bottom to the top of the tower. This light will be tinted red in the present but as the fields began to replenish the aquifer below they will turn blue as a sign of returning to good health. Lastly, a thin fabric mesh skin is placed over the truss giving the tower a uniform appearance while acting as a sunscreen for visitors ascending to the top.

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Looking Out From Towers

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Annexing The Ogallala

Academic

2014


Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works

Entry Sequence

2012 - 2016

Site Exit Through Framed Portal

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Aerial Perspective

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1640 Baltimore

Professional

2015


05/

1640

Program

Dylan Thomas Rupar

B A LT I M O R E

Workplace

Professional

BNIM

Date

2015 Kansas City, Mo.

Location

Selected Works

Introduction

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2012 - 2016

Located in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, this project was designed as the headquarters for BNIM Architects. As an adaptive reuse project it aimed at providing both co-working and retail spaces for tenants at its lower level. I was apart of the design team from schematic design to design development and oversaw the development and design of a number of key areas within the building. This role included developing and analyzing multiple schemes for the central ‘feature’ stair and skylight/ atrium spaces. Ultimately, the project was put on hold due to a wellpublicized appeal of the tax incentives that would have funded its development.


2015

Existing

Transformation

Professional

Level 1

4 5

1 2 6

7

1640 Baltimore

3

Entry Gallery

1

Reception Lounge

2

Kitchen Cube

3

Forum

4

Open Office

5

Feature Stair

6

Meeting Cubes

7

1640 Baltimore Located at the corner of Baltimore Avenue and 17th st. in a currently vacant warehouse, the project aimed to re-clad the historically terracotta facade in a modern white terracotta skin paying homage to it’s history while remaining contemporary. The interior program was divided between BNIM’s office space to be located on the second and third floor and retail spaces located at the ground level. A rooftop terrace and penthouse overlooking downtown was also planned for use by all tenants in the building.

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Photo-voltaic Panels

Skylight Dylan Thomas Rupar

Steel Plate Guardrail

Selected Works

Steel Handrail

Steel Handrail

2012 - 2016

Atrium and Central Stair Leading the design and documentation efforts of the atrium, light-wells, and central ‘feature’ stair I worked through a number of different schemes to both iterate and analyze design ideas. Using daylighting as a driving factor in this process, a number of schemes were produced and tested to understand the implications in terms of performance and efficiency associated with each.

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2015

Opt. 2 Southern Tilt Double

Opt. 3 Alternating Heights Double

Opt. 4 Southern Tilt Single

Opt. 5 Large S. Tilt Single

Opt. 6 Large S. Tilt Double

1640 Baltimore

Professional

Opt. 1 Center Option Single

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Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works

Atrium + Kitchen/Forum

2012 - 2016

Atrium + Feature Stair

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Northeast Approach

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Academy Lafayette

Professional

2016


06/

AC A D E M Y

Program

Dylan Thomas Rupar

L A FAY E T T E

Education

Professional

BNIM

Date

2016

Location

Kansas City, Mo. Selected Works

Introduction

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2012 - 2016

Academy Lafayette is a public French immersion school located 20 minutes east of downtown Kansas City, Mo. in the historic suburb of Brookside. The purpose of this addition was to create a secure modern entry adjacent to the historic structure of the school while also creating additional space for administration functions. I acted as the designer and project Architect for this project from conceptual design through construction documentation.


Downtown Loop

2016

Kansas River Liberty Memorial

Cheery Creek Campus

Westport Plaza

Professional

Brush Creek

Brookside

Academy Lafayette

Site

Site Map

Secure Entry Given a tight budget a straightforward and minimal design approach was implemented to make this facility a reality. Conceptually the building was seen as a functional mass hidden behind a contextual wall. Clad in similar brick as the school this wall was elongated in the north and south direction to allow for sun-shading and privacy while a series of steel sunshades where placed within the wall to ensure sun protection from the east. Lastly, the historic entry door was preserved and highlighted through the use of a skylight and steel entry aperture.

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Existing

Addition: 2300 Sq-ft. Dylan Thomas Rupar

Framed Entry Portal Office Mass

Steel Sunshade

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2012 - 2016

Privacy/ Sun Wall

Selected Works

Service Connector


Construction Plan

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Academy Lafayette

Professional

2016


Skylight

Historic Doorway Dylan Thomas Rupar

Security Window

Selected Works 2012 - 2016

Framed View of Historic Doorway

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Framed Entry Experience

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Academy Lafayette

Professional

2016


Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works 2012 - 2016

Wall Section Through West Brick Wall

Wall Section Through West Sunshade

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Dylan Thomas Rupar

Selected Works

THANK YOU

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Dylan Thomas Rupar Selected Works

Dylanrupar@gmail.com 215 W. Pershing Rd. Unit 804 Kansas City, Mo. 64108 972.762.9863

2012 - 2016

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Selected Works

2012 - 2016

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