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Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture University of Houston
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
Reference Chan Huynh 281-236-2623 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Chapman 713-299-6567 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Houston History and Research Center
Layering Luminosity City o f Houston H isotry Research Center
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.
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
perspective view from Bagby and Lamar
perspective view from Bagby and McKinney
interior view of public research
perspective view from Sam Houston Park
interior view of vault
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
first floor plan 7
1 Entry / Lobby 2 Cafe 3 Auditorium 4 Exhibition 5 Courtyard 6 Public Restroom 7 Storage 8 MECH
second floor plan 1 Public Research 2 Vault 3 Document Restoration 4 Conference Room 5 Private Research 6 Work Center 7 Restroom 8 MECH
third floor plan 1
2 5 10
1 Public Research 2 Vault 3 Conference Room 4 Director 5 Program Assistant 6 Office 7 Restroom 8 Work Center 9 MECH 10 Storage
final presentation model
final presentation section model
Creating a unity among Houstonâ€™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
perspective view from park
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.
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.
12â€™ x 12â€™ grid
heights of program
push and pull roof
section density of program
speed and entry
structural diagrams - space frame
2â€™ x 2â€™ grid