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Edward Peter Evanich


2014 N Milwaukee Ave #201


Chicago, IL 60647





Behles + Behles: Internship Summer of 2011




• DMC (Digital Media Collaborative): Major contributor, photographer, builder and core club member, 2011, 2012 • Habitat for Humanity • Green Building Techniques • Urban Planning • Travel in Europe, Japan and Korea, focusing on Architecture and Art Two study abroad programs in Japan, during high school and college


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: Summer Internship Program Summer of 2010 Chicago, IL

Evanston, IL

• Skilled with Windows and MacOS • 5 Years of Adobe Creative Suite • 5 Years of Google SketchUp • 3 Years of AutoCAD • 1 Year of Rhinoceros 3D • 1 Year of Maxwell 2 • 1 Year of Grasshopper 3-D • Skilled with Microsoft Office

Bachelor of Architecture University of Oregon

June 2012

• First Year Studio Teaching Assistant 2009, 2010, 2011 • Study Abroad: Japanese Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, Summer 2009, Kyoto, Japan Redesign of city center using Japanese garden and landscape techniques Group presentations to local officials presented in watercolor

Extensive watercolor exercises in Japanese gardens

• Basic Japanese: Completed second year Japanese language at the University of Oregon • Basic Korean: Completed four quarters of Korean language at the University of Oregon

Aquifer Memorial Tucson, Arizona Winter 2011 - Spring 2012 Pages 2 - 3

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Revitalization of a City Study Abroad: Kyoto, Japan Summer 2009 Pages 4 - 5

Studio for Design Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Winter, 2010 Pages 6 - 9

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tucson, a�. winter 2012 - s�ring 2012 instructor: erin �oore

The absence of potable water in Tucson, Arizona is of growing concern to the region. From 1940 to WORKSHOP TERRACES 1990 the water table was lowered by 150 feet as a result of the over pumping of wells. At the same time, the population expanded by over 450%. To avoid a disaster, the people of Tucson must invite innovation in the redesign of their city. Our studio assignment was to reuse the site of a former bank in Tucson and to build a facility that would be used both by the local community and the world community. These two user groups would analyze water shortages in the region, come up with possible solutions and present their findings to their peers. By creating a facility for use by both groups, I hoped to foster cross fertilization of ideas. Daily interaction with the public would help the scientists to better understand and address the real needs of the community, while being involved in the scientific process would help the public understand, develop, and make use of new ideas. In order to fulfill its dual purpose, my design incorporates separate but related spaces for research and public education. Classrooms, workshops and research labs are included for these purposes and housed in separate research and education wings. The two wings are brought together around a central, wedge shaped courtyard which thrusts between research wing and education wings.




In order to fulfill its dual purpose, my design incorporates separate but related spaces for research and public education. Classrooms, workshops and research labs are included for these purposes and housed in separate research and education wings. The two wings are brought together around a central, wedge shaped courtyard which thrusts between research wing and education wings. Within this space, students, teachers, and researchers can all find an oasis from work and a place to reflect and interact. The garden space also acts as a model for local water retention and purification practices.


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��oto, �a�an su��er 2009 instructor: ron lo�inger

The Shijo Omiya corner in Kyoto Japan is a shadow of its former self. Once a vibrant part of the city, it is now mostly derelict. An express subway line that previously terminated here now bypasses this corner and continues on through the city. In the early summer of 2009, I was selected to participate in a study abroad trip to Kyoto Japan. Our group was divided into teams of 6 students and we were instructed to create a comprehensive design that would regenerate the Shijo Omiya area with a youthful presence. This would bring fresh life to the schools and shops, and ultimately increase attention to the old Machi-ya style homes in the area. My team’s basic plan was to create seven nodes within the district, each reinvigorating their surrounding areas and together blending into an overall scheme.



Over the course of three weeks our vision for the future of the neighborhood around the Shijo-Omiya intersection began to take shape. The area included a historic home district, a grade school, a university, a palace, a few parks and many apartment and office buildings. One of the most important components of the local landscape was the

Horikawa canal designed by our professor prior to this trip. The canal runs down a large street to the east of our site and is below the grade of the street. We sought to extend the canal west through our site, to slow traffic and give the pedestrians an oasis from the chaos at street level.


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eugene, or 2011-2012 student run club �ro�ect

Digital Media Collaborative, is a new student run club at the University of Oregon that uses digital tools and digital fabrication to create a project. In the fall of 2011, we began to research potential projects that could benefit our student body. Our first project involved giving students a place to talk on their phones in the building and not disrupt others in the process. We researched kinetic structures, LED arrays, and parametric design and with these tools we planned to create a new iteration of the traditional phone booth. By the end of our winter term, we had created two mock-ups of the project out of wood and came to an agreement with the faculty that the final product would be installed in the architecture building until January of the following year. The skin of the phone booth is composed of



many unique scales, each fastened to two other scales and the frame with a specially designed connector. The design of this connector and its fasteners took us many weeks to finalize. Since the surface of the booth was irregular, and the panels all different, we decided to minimize complications during construction by creating one universal connector that allowed the panels to pivot, slide and torque. The connector started as many individual pieces (shown to the right), however, we quickly learned that adding more pieces meant more complications later. As a result, the connector evolved into one piece rather than four individual rectangles. Through a series of iterations the corners began to round and the slots became curved and the smiling connector was created (seen below).






Pieces for the final build were cut on the department’s CNC machine, hand stained and painted and assembled by our small group of student members.

Since our group was small, I was involved heavily in all of the steps in the design and building process and was responsible for much of the fabrication of the final piece by CNC. The final build took us three


days to complete with a team of 6-8 students each day. The finished product stands in Lawrence Hall, the Art and Architecture building on the University of Oregon campus.


The Oregon Building Enclosures class was part of our structural education, and focused on weather envelopes. The course was divided into material groups: wood, metal glass, concrete paneling, roofing and masonry veneers. Proper selection of each material group required an understanding of architectural concepts as well as material properties. We completed many in-class drawings and CAD drawing assignments that ultimately developed our understanding of construction materials and their relationships to one another. These drawings illustrate the use of a variety of different materials to create a weather proof environment.

technical drawing (building enclosure detailing) 10

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