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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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A LIVING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Academic 4-9

PARITY PARTY Competition 10-11

THE COMPOSE CASE Academic 12-13

BUS TERMINAL Academic 14-19

THE LIVING LOUVER Competition 20-25

THE HELENA Work experience 26-27


ABOUT ME EMLIY ADAMS emily.j.adams-1@ou.edu 405.397.1641 EDUCATION University of Oklahoma Bachelors of Architecture, Interior Design minor expected graduation May, 2018. Oklahoma City Community College Associates of Science 2015. Canadian Valley Technology Center Diploma for Computer Aided Design, 2012. 1st place Skills USA district I CADD contest, 2011. EXPERIENCE Westpoint Homes Intern/Designer March, 2017-Present Southern Design Group Intern/Designer Summer 2016 SKILLS Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop AutoCAD Revit Rhino Microsoft SPECIAL INTERESTS Residential projects Volunteer/community work Working closely with clientele Interior design Creative problem solving (Official resume available upon request)

The beverage cart, inspired by the Sam Maloof Rocking Chair, was a custom design and build. It is proudly displayed in my home and was voted as one of top three pieces displayed in the University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture gallery.

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A LIVING, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SKYSCRAPER DESIGN IN OKLAHOMA CITY This project displays solutions to making Oklahoma City more livable, while offering connections amongst several districts that are currently disconnected.

ADJACENT GREEN SPACES

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LEARNING

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PROGRAM CONFIGURATIONS

350,000 SF of mixed income residential 150,000 SF Charter Middle School 23,000 SF Daycare 200,000 SF Modern Technology Science Museum 26,000 Sprouts grocery

PROGRAM CONFIGURATIONS

DIAGRAMMATIC SPACE PLANNING

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Form was generated after experimenting in python script however, only those principals were incorporated into the design. The hexagon shape was chosen because of its six-sided figure allowing for more surface area and sunlight to enter the space. The hexagon shape is appropriate for many schools and apartment towers. This shape also serves the ability to divide and overlap with itself. Creating a community through connecting adjacent green spaces allows guests and by passers to feel the liveliness and connections not only through the building but throughout the city.

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ELEVATION DIAGRAM

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TOWER DEVELOPMENT


This skyscraper project is located on a unique site in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. It is just south of East Reno Avenue and East of South Edward King Gaylord Boulevard. There is currently a railway running through this site and with the cities big plans to improve public transportation, this location has the potential to become a hot commodity. Gaylord Boulevard currently acts as a separator between the business district and the entertainment district. There are several other up and coming districts in Oklahoma City but, they are all spaced out and have their own identity. The goal is to connect these two districts through design and programing. The city currently lacks basic needs that most big cities already have such as a grocery store. City officials have a master plan for a massive convention center located across the street. Bringing people in from all over the world and new business opportunities might encourage people to move to Oklahoma City however, the public-school system might give those considering a second guess. Therefore, a charter middle school will be incorporated into this program as a follow up for the current charter elementary school located in the heart of the city. Locating schools in the heart of the city displays our care about education and shows it is of high value. Other programs include a daycare, mixed income apartment complex, and a modern technology science museum. The museum has an underground tunnel connecting with existing tunnels and provide a fun way to explore a city located under a city.

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PARITY PARTY

CEREMONIAL TEA ROOM


A project entry for the IDSA Student Design Competition encouraged participants to design a space conducive for meditation. Understanding the desire for new ways to unwind lead to the design of Parity Party, a traditional tea ceremony space with a modern twist. This space offers an introduction into a new culture while unwinding. When people enter a traditional tea room they are to duck down and crawl into the space. This is symbolic for admitting, while in this space, no matter your social status, you are equal to others. This concept was important to carry into the modern tea room but, had to be accessible for everyone. The solution was through lighting. Now when people enter Parity Party they see their shadows reflected on the wall in front of them. The shadows do not reveal brands of clothing, color of skin or anything other than the existence of a human. Upon entering the Tea Room everyone is equal and mindful. EXPERIMENT 1

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SHADOW

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JUXTAPOSE TO COMPOSE

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SHOWROOM

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THE COMPOSE CASE

AN INFILL GALLERY AND SHOWROOM This design provides a multi-functional space that acts as a product showroom for Sherwin Williams stained concrete products, and an art gallery to display unique paper sculptures by Charles Clary, as well as a personal studio for him. The precedents behind this design consisted of his artwork and the Aqua building in Chicago by Studio Gang. Both precedents display the use of layers, contours, and contrast between planar and curvilinear forms. A stained concrete display wall was able to capture these design elements and showcase them in the main spaces.

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BUS TERMINAL

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA BUS TERMINAL

The existing bus stop at the University of Oklahoma caused chaos and congestion within the parking lot. In order to solve this problem Mikala Stephens and I collaboratively looked at the circulation of army ants. Army ants used a system with three lanes. Where inner lane ants are food gatherers and the two outer lanes of ants act as a barrier to protect the food gatherers. As pedestrians walking long distances to the bus stop are top priority they act as the food gatherers in this analogy. By combining our research about army ants and a careful analysis of the site, the form of the bus transit station was derived.


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THE LIVING LOUVER

MOORE-NORMAN VISITOR CENTER


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MILLENNIALS TOWNHOMES COTE

The design intent is to create a space Project Description conductive for hands on learning and to provide unique, exciting, experiences. The spaces should accommodate areas for learning about sustainability and resiliency while taking a closer look at climate changes and those plants and animals that survive in particular climates. A water retaining wall that promotes growth of vegetation will also serve as a louver system to provide shade to western glazing systems. This wall will be an example of how humans and nature can interact with each other. Kids can see how the system works and even plant their own seeds. If crops are plentiful then it will be encouraged to pick your own flowers, fruits, and vegetables to take with you after your visit. The primary design goals are to provide an environment that encourages learning, is sustainable and resilient, while also having a unique and interesting design that will attract many visitors.

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WESTPOINT HOMES

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SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

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WESTPOINT HOMES Excellence since 1985

DATE: 08/10/2017

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6313 NW 154TH TERRACE

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2731 South i−35 Service Road (405) 366−0000 The Helena, an example of work Moore, OK 73160 (405) 703−4334 fax produced while interning for Westpoint Homes. In this single family residential project there was an awkward master closet, and buyers had to choose between a make-up vanity or bath tub in the master bathroom. Entering through a laundry room from the garage is seen in many residential houses but, it was felt this sequence could be improved. With a revised plan these concerns were resolved. Designing fresh elevations is especially important when producing the same plan throughout one neighborhood. Although this is not a custom plan, home-buyers can feel they are getting a space of their own that is unique from those around it.


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