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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI / ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


Education

Experience

College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Graduating April 2017 Dean’s List // GPA: 3.5

Architectural Intern / May-August 2016 Rendered detailed color site plans and floor plans of senior living facilities for firm’s website. Accompanied architects on site visits and attended meetings with construction companies. Participated in charrette for new project.

C.C. Hodgeson Architectural Group / Cleveland, OH

University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati, OH

Chagrin Falls High School / Chagrin Falls, OH Class of 2013 // Diploma with Honors // GPA: 3.65 -Photograph selected for Ohio Governor’s art show 2013, photograph placed on display in state capital -Served as Captain of Girls Cross Country Team

Skills

Digital: Adobe Creative Suites, Rhino, AutoCAD, SketchUp Revit (beginner), Maya (beginner), MS Office

Manual: Drafting, Rendering, Woodshop, Video Production

Photography: Cannon Rebel T3i (Digital), Nikon N2000 (Film)

Activities and Interests

FRCH Design Worldwide / Cincinnati, OH Architectural Intern / August - December 2015 Corrected redlines for retail projects and developed retail fixture plans in AutoCAD. Assisted in rendering for Kate Spade specialty display. Traveled to Baltimore and San Antonio, surveying existing buildings for Macy’s store renovations. Ordered samples for material boards.

BCT Architects / Baltimore, MD Architectural Intern / January - April 2015 Designed storefronts for Mosaic District in Washington, DC, an Edens Development. Worked primarily on retail projects, experiencing all aspects of a project - from the initial meetings to punching a completed site. Corrected redlines, working in AutoCAD and 3D modeling in SketchUp.

L.L.Bean / Cincinnati, OH

Travel: Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, South Africa

Interests: Concerts, Photography, Running, Skiing

Sales Associate / October 2016 - Present Check customers out at the cash wrap, handling phone orders, returns and repairs. Restock floor and assist customers on the sales floor.

Cleveland Play House / Cleveland, OH Marketing Intern / Summer 2013 Analyzed and organized database of names, finding prospective patrons for plays. Worked at front desk, handling calls and visitors.

Contact Email: loomisew@mail.uc.edu Phone: 440.725.3888 Address: 284 Monticello Drive Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022


Spatial Construction

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Body Mantle

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Tiny Living

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Misbehaving Techtonics: The Ribbed Dome

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Townhouse

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Apartment

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Sao Paulo Redevelopment: Adiante

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Mural Design Contest

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C.C. Hodgeson Architectural Group

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FRCH Design Worldwide

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BCT Architects

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Photography

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Created a spatial walk-through. Each section received a specific space. Designed seating and an interesting, interactive art piece. I created a video documenting our space as well. Constructed out of MDF and pine.


Required to pick a material or object and one attachment to create something one could wear. I chose dryer sheets and thread. I folded each square of dryer sheet into a flower pattern used in quilting. I then sewed all the squares together to form a veil.


The dimension of the structure directly relates to my personal measurements. Based off of the modular man and the golden rule, everything in this “tiny living” space fits for someone my size. From the top of the box to the top of the model is the measurement from my navel to the top of my head. The stand the box goes over is the measurement from the ground up to my navel. Using verbs such as extrude, split, and bend, I iterated my space multiple times to accommodate daily activities as well as gymnastics. This page features a computer rendering of the model. Used Rhino and Adobe Illustrator to explore shadows. The page to the right shows my built model. Our class’ work was featured in the “Niehoff Urban Studio”. Size: 10”x10”x60”


Over the course of the summer semester of my pre-junior year, studio focused on the study of basic building types. I chose to study the ribbed dome. I explored different types of this dome and was drawn to the scalloped form. Exploring and morphing the domes into different forms, I experimented with how I could transform and take the forms further than just a basic dome. I played with the shape, interlocking, and taking the tops off. (See below) The final project of the semester was to design a mat-building on a site in Cincinnati, using the tectonic shape we had been studying all summer. I envisioned my building to be a learning center for master students and their professors. We had to provide places to live, eat, learn, and hang out. There are three different sizes of domes, each for different activities. By intersected these three sizes I was able to create an organic and freeform interior space. I had a lot of fun with this project, taking something quite traditional and making something new.

Lazer-cut chipboard

3D-printed and CNC-routed base Folded Paper


3D-Printed


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Spring semester of junior year was focused on all things housing. In the first half of the semester we each designed a townhouse. In my specific studio we were given four clients to choose from to design for. I chose the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He is a funny, science-loving, wholehearted family man and I wanted to incorporate that into my proposal. Our site was located on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River with great views of downtown Cincinnati. Some design elements I included were a galaxy façade, private observatory and a library/office space. I wanted to have fun with this project and I definitely did. Interior Area: 4,197 SQ.FT. Exterior Area: 701 SQ

FRONT ELEVATION

REAR ELEVATION

FRONT ELEVATION

REAR ELEVATION

SCALE: 1/8”=1’

SCALE: 1/8”=1’


DN UP

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1/8”=1’

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

TRANSVERSE TRANSVERSE SECTION SECTION SCALE: 1/8”=1’

FIRST FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1/8”=1’

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

LONGITUDINAL LONGITUDINAL SECTIONSECTION SCALE: 1/8”=1’

SECOND FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1/8”=1’

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

THIRD FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1/8”=1’

THIRD FLOOR PLAN


The site for this project is located in a district of downtown Cincinnati called Over the Rhine. Over the past 15 years this area has been heavily gentrified and has become a destination for millennials to live, eat, shop and drink. The ground floor is dedicated to a space to come and work, collaborate with other professionals. This is an up-and-coming way to work, with like places popping up all over the country. Throughout the upper levels of the building are apartments, with specific apartments that are available to rent for a few days, weeks or months (like an Airbnb).

WEST ELEVATION


GARAGE FLOOR PLAN

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN #1

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN #2

SOUTH ELEVATION


TRANSVERSE SECTION

LONGITUDINAL SECTION


OUTDOOR SPACE

CIRCULATION

NON-RESIDENTIAL

UNIT TYPES


Fall semester of 2016, I worked with two other classmates on the Schindler Global Award Competition. Thorough examination of Sao Paulo’s sub-prefecture showed us the site’s current conditions foster various problems and potentials. Sao Paulo presents a globally relevant case study of improvement efforts to correct the deep poverty and environmental perils of economic underdevelopment and inadequate standards of living. As Sao Paulo continues to sprawl with the increasing population, equality is becoming more difficult to maintain. Through the development of increased social mobility, each individual will have the opportunity to excel. In contemporary society, social mobility is achievable through various facets. We have provided the framework to a flourishing community, allowing design and infrastructure to positively influence the tendencies and human nature of social relation. Focusing on the creation of vibrant urban environments, stimulated by appropriate urban typologies and their strong interconnection to the surrounding space also increase quality of life. Specific, yet entwined, themes have been proposed at various scales in order to achieve the over- arching intent of increased social mobility among residents and visitors alike. SITE PLAN 1 MENDING THE GAP • SOCIAL HOUSING • TRAINING WORK FORCE • PROMOTE CULTURAL IDENTITY 2 GREEN MOBILITY • TRANSPORTATION SHIFT • WALKABLE CITY • GREEN INFRUSTRUCTURE 3 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP • OUTSIDE INVESTMENT • YOUNG LOCAL IDEAS • BUSINESS SUPPORT SYSTEM


The aim for creating such a diverse and cultural site was to ensure the constant activity and movement. This idea allowed us to put together mixed uses of buildings all around the site to create a dynamic environment for all of those who are visitors and also residences. Combining uses like commercial and business helps to encourage interaction between the two. Residential and cultural creates an educational atmosphere for all of those at the site to be open towards diversity and acceptance. MIXED-USE CONCEPTS

RESIDENTIAL

CULTURAL

FARMING

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL


LOOKING @ NUMBERS Total Housing Area: 500,000 m2 - 35 m2 per person - 4,800 total units - 3,300 regular units - 1,500 social housing units

POPULATION Area: 1.3 km2 Population: 14,300

FOOD PRODUCTION Green Houses Total: 34 Area: 56,857 m2 Quantity: 1,119,500 lbs Residential Buildings Total: 60 Area: 22,297 m2 Quantity: 312,000 lbs

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS


Proposed housing on our site will provide 1,500 social housing units in hopes to integrate them into a budding, modern, community-driven city. Also, our buildings are designed with safety in mind - multiple lobbies, wide corridors, visible sight lines - and are setback from the street. The urban agriculture locale will help promote healthy eating, family time, and provide food. The cultural zone of the site comprises of not only schools and adult educational systems, but also spaces for those who want to come together with the same purpose. The incorporation of the business zone into the site was to provide an opportunity for the general public to gain mentorship from wise business investors. Their ideas could come to life with the site’s business support systems such as creating a test market or pop-up shops to see if the ideas are worth investing at a much larger scale.

COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS DISTRICTS

COMMERCIAL DISTRICT SECTION

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University of Cincinnati school-wide contest. I drew inspiration from the two mottos of the university - “Jucta Juvant” and “Alta Petit”. One of four finalists.


Below are some of the site plans I rendered for the firm’s website and other marketing materials.


Macy’s Project During my time at FRCH, I mainly worked on projects for Macy’s. These are a collection of some of the work I completed on this coop. Shown are elevations of some walls that I helped draw in CAD. I drew the elevations of the cashwraps and axons of the unique metal cages that are on top of them. These were all done in AutoCAD.


Mosaic District – Virginia, USA During my time at BCT, I worked on a variety of projects. For the project featured on this spread, exclusively my advisor and I completed the work. I participated in all aspects from doing redlines in AutoCAD to material boards. On these pages I have included the SketchUp facades I modeled. I helped to design and create these storefronts for a multipurpose shopping and living area outside of Washington D.C. “Emily was a very hard working team member. She was easy to work with and was able to quickly learn how the BCT workflow was arranged.” - Pedro Sales, AIA, LEED AP and Vice President


Photography is a passion of mine. Traveling has also become a huge part of my life, and documenting the trips I take has been amazing. My trip to Italy is featured on this page. I tried to absorb as much of the culture as I could in a week. The page to the right features my trip to South Africa. In 2011 I traveled there as an exchange student, volunteering and visiting historical sites. I experienced and broadened my knowledge on South Africa’s diverse society.


I believe these photographs exemplify my abilities as a photographer. I tend to gravitate towards photographing nature and urban destruction, as I find beauty in both. My latest fascination is in water’s reflective quality.


UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI / ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

Email: loomisew@mail.uc.edu Phone: 440.725.3888 Address: 284 Monticello Drive Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Emily Loomis 2017 Portfolio