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DAVID O’BRIEN Portfolio + Resume


Evolutionary Urbanism

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2013 - Global

Delineate Events

ARCHITECTURE

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2012 - Community

Residential Autonomy

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2011 - City

Motus ex Machina 2014 - Self

CONTENTS

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CONTENTS

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My Ears Are Ringing

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Prospect Theism

Animation - 2014

Painting - 2013

Selected Works 07/

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Retribution Film - 2012

Scum-Mag

Graphic Novel - 2013


Evolutionary Urbanism /01

2014 San Francisco

in collaboration with mark jongman-sereno and mira irawan

Winner AIAS Frozen Music Competition 2014 Winner Iowa CSI Structural Competition 2013

Existing on the site was an 8 story parking garage. Based on the development of the nearby Transbay Terminal Hosting 11 modes of mass transportation and 40+ million users per year, the infrastructural structure will become obsolete. Human nature has often been to tear down and build new, but rather than view the structure as a relic, it was instead taken as an armature with inherent good properties. It can evolve past its original use as "parking structure" and this case become "cultural institution." A music hall and various amenities


concept with properties such as a continuous circulation system and a rigid structural framework that can be pugged into and subtracted from, the formant structure was viewed simply as a street elevated into the air. as a dead end, it lay unused. by programming a music hall into the highest level, the interstitial levels in between become activated.


transportation

zoning


north elevation

east elevation

west elevation

south elevation


program diagram

to successfully program the existing structure, the supporting spaces of a music hall are extrapolated along the continuous ramp system. logical agencies are given vertical relationships. through this, strategy, several program blocks were developed therein grouping like an even distribution of different programs, and the vertical block, allowing instances such as commercial spaces to be accessed simultaneously without requiring the user to traverse the entire structure in order to enter the next store.


a daylighting study using the adjacent buildings and different times of year allowed an open air atrium space to be cored from the center of the structure. this allows natural daylighting throughout the typically dark structure, and creates visual connections from the ground level up, encouraging a continued engagement. the columns and beams are allowed to remain in place to ensure structural integrity while adding to the experiential quality of the space.


roof garden

lobby

cafe

the program blocks provide an opportunity for the structure to have a 24 hour life cycle. while a music hall has the ability to attract upwards of 1000 people on any given night, performances are not constant. by extrapolating the supporting programs, they are given opportunities to operate on their own.

library

admin

lobby


art gallery

experimental music hall

restaurant

experimental music hall

art gallery

Bar

restaurants cater to the daily lunch crowd, art galleries host their own exhibits, bars can have their own venues and shows. the system can react to various times of year and day to more aptly add the rincon hill area.


back of house

a porte-cochere connects the ground level to the adjacent embarcadero highway system. large vehicles can park overnight, accommodating large scale visiting acts. the back of house adjacencies are connected by a large service elevator that privatizes the arrival and departure of the artist while making connection to production services, backstage, green rooms, and practice spaces convenient.


process models

final models


Delineate Events /02

2013 columbus, indiana

an innovative objects museum, like all museums, requires an audience. columbus’ tourism relies on a relatively niche audience, and therefore to create a viable experience for people, it must vary regulary, as the most common visitor in a small town will be the repeat visitor. seeking to create a display which varies on daily basis, this museum also intervenes upon the urban environment to affect the city externally in the same way its program operates internally.


tourism

globally

Nationally

locally


urban interactions

plaza connections

galleries as signifier

building as circulator


event gallery

open louvre

closed louvre

louvres in motion

louvres as pavilion


gallery concept


the artist in residence the museum is designed to host multiple artists in residence. by hosting people who will actually create their work on site, the visitor gains access to daily changes. the process of production becomes as important as the product itself. the act of creation, installation, and manufacture are a part of the exhibit and possess in themselves a natural evolution that the building can equally evolve with. work shop spaces are connected to gallery spaces allowing use and handling of dangerous materials in safe areas while creating immediate access to display areas. the separation of space becomes blurred as users can be at once amidst a workshop as well as a display space. the event galleries can open and close, their shading system acting as signifier to the community indicating type and scale of event.


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1. lobby 2. restaurant/ giftshop 3. kitchen 4. admin office 5. restroom 6. event space 7. event gallery 1 8. studio 1 9. library 10. loading/ storage 11. office 12. event gallery 2 13. rotating exhibit 14. classroom 15. laundry 16. mechanical 17. artist residence 18. studio 2 19. elevator


museum as host

columbus’ exisitng plazas and urban areas make it a very apt host to community events. this museum seeks to connect these spaces by providing a centrally located structure that can be host as pavilion, facilitator through exhibits and activities, and civic amenity through collections, libraries and classes.

upper level rotating exhibit

entry and event gallery 1


Residential Autonomy /03

2014 new york city, new york

in collaboration with zack zimay this residential project located in the historic cast iron district sought to answer the question of home and ownership in a densely populated urban environment. here, the monotonous nature of “neighborhoods� removes a sense of identity for the individual. a thorough examination and comparison of site in soho helped determine the most ideal location to yield access to amenities, recognition of home,and seclusion from inherent unwanted stimulation in urban environments. design strategies derived from a translation of the individualized home common to suburban neighborhoods into the urban residential tower.


analysis

outdoor recreation

indoor recreation

dense populations

transportation

composite map

stimulation density map


10 min. walking radius

amenities

density vs. necessity

groceries

outdoor space

transportation

composite

grand and wooster

broome and crosby

composite

transportation

outdoor space

groceries


stimulation social access

broome and crosby

distance from site

social access

grand and wooster

distance from site


urban “neighborhood�

suburban neighborhood

dynamic daylighting

densification

urban residential autonomy

immediate outdoor access

clear recognition of home

immediate access to common space


massing / approach


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exit stair atrium public niche elevator core

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WEST SECTION - 1/8th scale


transition to achieve a sense of ownership in the occupant, multiple strategies were implemented. the units are multi-storied in order to weight one side of the building with all of the housing. this allowed for a broad “street-like�internal entrance that instigates visual recognition of the home to occur both externally and internally from a great distance. the internal street was then divided into two stacked atriums, reducing the level of pedestrian activity by 50% and catering to a transition into privacy. the remaining facade is occupied by garden spaces that act as visual relief fro the urban environment, and can be accessed literally and visually from each home.


Motus ex Machina /04 2014 ames, iowa

in collaboration with deanna ament photo essays of the black family heritage farm highlight present qualities of isolation that provoke self reflection. the subtle play of materials as they act upon each other, such as water on metal and its apparent decay dictate the engagement, though imperceivable, is as potent a stimulant at any scale. through reduction of variables, and in the spirit of the meticulous agricultural machine see now a new machine tuned to evoke introspection and reflection.


photo essays


motus ex machina


My Ears Are Ringing /05

2014 animation

developed for the portland based alternative rock band sama dams, this music video accompanies the lead track “my ears are ringing� from their sophmore album. a mutual collaboration took place when the band was looking for video opportunities to embellish their upcoming october release, and i was looking for an original musical score to go with my own foray into digital animation. my process involved character development, staging, story boarding, 3d model construction, lighting, rendering and final production editing.


character development

story boarding

final product


Prospect Theism /06

2013 rome, italy delphi, greece watercolor

a study through water colors into the apparent relation of former religious deities to current theistic heroes, particularly in the catholic church. vast similarties between greek religion, the roman empire and present day catholicism place figures such as st. peter in the early stages of herculean legacy. through the tholos temple to bramante’s tempietto, figures are reborn as fact, remaining myth only to the names of culture’s most recent abandon.


R e t r i b u t i o n /07

2012 Springfield, Illinois short film

in collaboration with nerds in disguise a short western film based on the concept that all westerns rely on two qualities: vengeance and one very quotable line. with this in mind, i determined to tell the entire story in about five minutes. though the dialogue never made it into the film, turning the project more into an art piece and music video, some day the hidden audio files will reveal the protagonist’s line: “i’m looking at a body three holes shy of a dead man.”


Scum-Mag /08

2014 Pen and Ink

in collaboration with chris o’brien an exercise in creativity. through tradition such as the elegant corpse and the contemporary “marvel method” this graphic novel is illustrated first without script or words. the visual story is then given to the writer, who must create a script from his own interpretation. it is an ongoing collaboration and experiment.


IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

DAVID O’BRIEN

Bachelor of Architecture 2014 Minor in Digital Media 2014

Earned Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America

Begin work Ferry and Associates Architects

2009

$11 million facade restoration of Minoru Yamasaki building

Worked International Divison for Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree

Won MTV Video Music Award Started Nerds in Disguise

cell: email:

2010

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011

Short film nominated for Video of the Year in the Genero 2012 Awards. Won Best of Amherst at 5 College Film Festival

Spent Semester studying Architecture in Rome Design winner in Design winner in CSI Architectural AIAS Frozen Music Competition Competition

Filmed "You Are Not Alone" an independent feature length movie

2012

(217)622.3964 dwobrien2 @ gmail.com

2013

2014

Media

ARCHITECTURE

MORE WORK

2014 GIS Visioning

2009 Ferry and Associates

2005-Boy Scouts of America 2009 Worked as a retail clerk. Performed data

Worked on cognitive maps using Geographic Information Systems to help communities better understand their culture and significance for better development of infrastructure. Performed primary research through focus groups.

Nerds in Disguise

20092012 Cofounded a media production company based

out of Springfield, Illinois. Communicated /recruited clients, organized shoots, wrote scripts for in house productions,filmed on site, created story board art, prop design, and art design. Projects include music videos, short films, and company branding. Several Projects I worked on won top awards in competition including an MTV Video Music Award.

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http://nerdsindisguise.com/

2012

Hi-Fi Films

I worked on an independent feature length film in 2012 set to release in 2014. I was cast as one of the lead characters, and after a successful kickstarter campaign moved into more roles. I helped with character development and partook in art development for the film as well as prop design and creation. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ dmungor/you-are-not-alone-a-firstperson-thriller

2013

Worked for Architecture firm as summer and seasonal intern doing shop drawing review, construction documents and graphic presentation materials. Performed Design Development for urban streetscapes as well as documentation of existing conditions in historic structures. Developed Construction documents, participated in Schematic Design. Developed Competition Graphics and Development. Worked on historic facade restorations. Worked on $11 million facade restoration of Minoru Yamasaki building. Performed site inspections and construction observation. Participated in Design Development and site analysis as well as project management. Designed new Urban Streetscapes and presented to City of Springfield, Illinois. Performed analysis of existing conditions on failing Illinois Capital Complex plaster ceilings from 1880. Developed Schematic Design for Springfield's new inter modal mass transit center. Created Competition entry graphics and portfolio presentations. Developed Construction Documents for historic facade restorations. Designed residential complex interiors.

2010

entry and helped customers turn in forms and applications as well as obtain general knowledge about scouting. Worked for the International Division at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia. Worked with scouts and professionals from Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, and Saudia Arabia.

2011-Iowa State University 2012 Volunteered as Design Studies 102 Studio

mentor and helped teach and advise freshmen students in the development of general design techniques and methods. Subjects include spatial and visual relationships, concept development, and comprehension of intention and ideas.

20122014 Teaching Assistant for ISU course Design

115, mentoring students and implementing and grading coursework. Also acted as a mentor and guide to new students helping them to navigate the core design program and program application process.

2006-English Tutor 2008 Tutored South Korean Students

10 to 18 years of age helping them with homework and to better understand the English language and culture.


AWARDS AND HONORS Received Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Won an MTV Video Music Award from MTV, Pepsi, and Rockband Video: http://vimeo.com/8895547 Awarded Ace II Scholarship for Competitive Excellence from Iowa State University. Short Film is finalist in Civil Wars "20 Year" Competition Short Film Nominated for Video of the Year in the 2012 Genero Awards Short Film wins Best of Amherst at Five College Film Festival Short Film: http://vimeo.com/59676279 Elected President of Datum Student Journal of Architecture 1st Place at Des Moines AIA Convention Napkin Drawing competition. Design winner Iowa CSI Architectural Competition

PUBLICATIONS 2008 2009 20 10 20 11 20 12 20 13

Building is winner in national AIAS Frozen Music Competition

TECHNICAL SKILLS

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Photoshop: Very experienced in creating 2D graphics, 3D displacement maps. Can work Illustrator: Cinema 4D:

InDesign : AutoCAD : GIS

from digital drawing tablet. Often used as finishing/compositing program for 3D rendering interfaces. Can edit existing images and generate original work. Very experienced working with line weights and tools. Can generate original materials, or work from drawing files exported from Autocad and Revit. Can work from digital drawing tablet. Used for 2D Graphics and original digital drawings. Very experienced. Can create original 3D models. Can generate original texture materials. Can use lighting and rendering engines to generate hyper-real imagery, stylized effects, and hybrid images. Can use animation interfaces to create graphics and narratives. Very experienced. Used to composite image files, create finished presentations and design customized document layouts. Very Experienced. Used to generate construction documents, technical drawings, and presentation drawings. Can develop complex line weights, custom layouts and documents. Very Experienced. Used to generate, document, organize, and map a variety of information from government websites through ArcMap and ArcCatalogue. Can perform complex queries and geoprocesses on data. Very Experienced. Used to generate construction documents, technical drawings, diagrams and presentation drawings. Can develop complex 3D building models and work across programs such as Rhino and Illustrator. Can use Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects to do video editing and compositing across programs. Can incorporate animation effects and audio synching. Can use Rhino and its form generating algorithms for 3D modeling and information mapping. Can also use plugin Grasshopper for parametric modeling and design.

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: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Power Point. Can also use other more common 3D modeling softwares such as Google Sketchup.

DATUM STUDENT JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE: This publication is produced solely by students at Iowa State University. By interviewing lecturers, promoting an architectural discourse through various online social medias as well as weekly meetings, I contributed both design work and written materials to this publication. Also, fundraising efforts are undertaken in order to publish a printed edition every school year. Journal: http://issuu.com/datum_isu/docs/ no._4_something_made_diffrent_ SCUM-MAG: An exercise in collaboration as well as drawing. I put together entire graphic novels with visual sequencing and my partner then incorporates cohesive narrative and dialogue to connect the images thus reversing the normal writing/ illustration convention in graphic novels. Graphic Novel: http://issuu.com/scum-mag/ docs/sum_mag_issue_1_online DATUM STUDENT JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE: As President, responsibilities on the ensuing yearly publication were increased. I planned meetings, organized discussions, edited written pieces, provided graphic design, project design, and written work to the publication. Journal: http://issuu.com/datum_isu

REFERENCES Bruce Ferry

AIA, Partner: Ferry and Associates Architects

Email: bferry@ferryarchitects.com Phone: (217) 522-4100

Ziad Qureshi Professor

at Iowa State University

Email: zqureshi@post.harvard.edu Phone: (515) 294-8460

Tami Genin

Supervisor at Boy Scouts of America

Email: tgenin@bsamail.org Phone: (217) 529-2727

Jungwoo Ji

Professor at Iowa State University

Email: jungwooji@gmail.com Phone: (914) 419-4589


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