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ERIKA CHAN

SELECTED WORKS PORTFOLIO

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture University of Houston


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Erika Chan 4620 Verone St. Bellaire, TX 77401

Education University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture - BARCH GPA: 3.556 Gradutation date: May 2016

Work Experience University of Houston - College of Architecture Computer Lab Assistant, Aug 2013 - Present Studio 88 Design Build Intern, Jun 2013 - Present Cooper Industries Summer Intern, Jun-Aug 2010

erika.y.chan@gmail.com 832-512-3340

Reference Chan Huynh 281-236-2623 chan@s88db.com

Sharon Chapman 713-299-6567 sharon.chapmaster@gmail.com

Volunteer Experience / Organizations AIAS Memeber September 2013 - Present AIA Home Tour 2012 Docent, assist guests with information about the house

Skills Languages: Computer: Cantonese Chinese Revit 2014 (limited working) Rhinoceros 5.0 SketchUp Pro AutoCad 2014 Adobe CS6 Suite Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Drexel Turner 713-301-4882 dturner2@uh.edu


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City of Houston History and Research Center


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Layering Luminosity City o f Houston H isotry Research Center

EDGE

COMPOSITION

Taking the unique edge condition of the site, the history center a cts as a transition between c ity a nd park scapes

Resulting from the site’s proportion, circulation and layers were created with a linear composition

Holding a record of the country’s hourth largest city, Houston is i n dire need o f an i conic piece to i ts c ollection o f architecture. The H istory and Research Center s its on t he edge between downtow and Sam Houston Park, one o f Houston’s oldest parks. Because o f its specal l ocation, t he center c alls to address these two e dge c onditions. The idea behind the composition is to allow visitors gradually transition through the spaces, layer by layer. Implemented by types of structure, programs evolve from a more tensil and industrial t ype o f architecture t o a more massive and stereotomic architecture. The experience of the spaces are organized as such to allow visitors b e slowly t aken a way and detached from the croweded city and be welcomed to an open landscpae, an oasis.

LANGUAGE

HEIGHT

From these lines, layers translate to a transition o f tectonic and stereotomic l an guaes

Translating the languages into program, major e lements reach various heights, creating a smooth transition to the park

LUMINOSITY The layering o f spaces creates a common space o f illumination that allows r eflection back on Houston


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perspective view from Bagby and Lamar


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perspective view from Bagby and McKinney

interior view of public research

perspective view from Sam Houston Park

interior view of vault


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transverse section


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Floor Assembly showing components of connections between glazing , ceiling, structure, and floor structure

Glass Fin System showing how panes of glass can connect without standard mullions

Clip Glass System

section assembly perspective

showing s egmenting o f large panels of a glass, varying in size a nd translucency


site plan

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second floor plan 1 Public Research 2 Vault 3 Document Restoration 4 Conference Room 5 Private Research 6 Work Center 7 Restroom 8 MECH

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final presentation model

final presentation section model


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SPACE PLACE


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site plan

Creating a unity among Houston’s density and lack of green soaces, Space Place allows a birth of an iconic event space that invites audiences fromm all over to visit.


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first floor plan 1. Entry 2. Reception 3. Offices 4. Major event space 5. Electrical 6. Assembly rooms 7. Food preperation 8. Storage 9. Mechanical


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perspective view from park

east elevation


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Plaster A material used for coating walls and ceilings, similar to cement. ex. Stern and Bucek, 27 Mott Lane. Used as an interior and exterior material that can be manipulated.

Precast Concrete A mixture of aggregate produced by casting a mold with steel reinforcing bars. ex. Tadao Ando, UNESCO Paris. Uses concrete not only structurally but aso aesthetically.

Spider Glass System A system made of stainless steel fixtures that absorb static and dynamic loads.

section assembly perspective

ex. Apple Stores. Used to create a flawless glass facade that reinforces the concept of simplicity.


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VOLUMETRIC VELOCITY


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Exhibiting a Tesla showroom, cafe, and bookstore, the hybrid building provides a common space for the Highland Village Commons in Houston. The idea of the building is based off the speed and volume of each major program, taking into consideration the uiniqueness of each program.


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transverse section

elevation

12’ x 12’ grid

heights of program

push and pull roof

section density of program

speed and entry


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longitudinal section

structural diagrams - space frame

2’ x 2’ grid

square units

threaded connection


Erika Chan - Selected Works Portfolio