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erin childs

PORTFOLIO


TABLE OF CONTENTS

FUNDAMENTALS

horse portrait painting expressive figure painting figure sculptures paccar hall lamp analysis gould hall

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

discovery retreat eastern paper mill eastern paper mill plaster model columbia city urban vision columbia city neighborhood intervention coffee table ballard locks legacy wall

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HORSE PORTRAIT

Commissioned Artwork / 1998 oil on canvas

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE PAINTING Seattle Academy of Fine Art / 2003 oil on canvas paper

FIGURE SCULPTURE

Seattle Academy of Fine Art / 2004 roma plastilina - soft, 12� height

PACCAR HALL

University of Washington / Fall 2014 pencil

LAMP ANALYSIS

University of Washington / Fall 2014 pencil - HB

GOULD HALL

University of Washington / Fall 2014 pencil (Left) Beginning use of oil painting exploring full and limited color palettes. Live model studies in pencil, oil, and clay medium. (Right) Object analysis with freehand construction lines. Spatial studies in light, shade, and shadow.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FUNDAMENTALS

horse portrait painting expressive figure painting figure sculptures paccar hall lamp analysis gould hall

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

discovery retreat eastern paper mill eastern paper mill plaster model columbia city urban vision columbia city neighborhood intervention coffee table ballard locks legacy wall

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DISCOVERY RETREAT

Arch Design Studio / Fall 2015 University of Washington

DIAGRAMS

program, occupancy, circulation

SKETCH SITE MODEL

1/32” scale cardboard, basswood, bamboo

FINAL MODEL

1/8” scale cardboard, basswood, bamboo

Public

Private

PERSPECTIVE HAND-RENDER

pencil, watercolor, photography, illustrator, photoshop

PLANS, SECTIONS

pencil, watercolor, photography, illustrator, photoshop This nature-centric design focuses on small building footprints that tread lightly up the foot of the bluff from the shores of Discovery Park around existing trees and vegetation to minimize slope disturbance. Pathways circulate from more public to private areas and take advantage of views across Puget Sound.

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Pathways

Conversation

Food Prep

Storage

Perspective

Quiet Study

Silent Rest

Bath


Quiet Study

Quiet Study

Rest 2

Rest 3 Storage & Food Prep

Conversation

Section D

Rest 3 Conversation

Bath

Perspective

Perspective

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REST 2

UPPER STUDY

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LOWER STUDY

REST 3

MEDITATION DECK

SOAKING TUB & SHOWER

FOOD PREP STORAGE SOCIAL REFLECTION

Food Prep

Conversation

Upper Plan

Lower Plan

Quiet Study

Rest

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EASTERN PAPER MILL GALLERY + LOFTS

Arch Design Studio / Spring 2016 University of Washington

FINAL MODEL

1/8” scale cardboard, trace paper, wire, basswood

PROCESS MODELS

1/16” scale cardboard, trace paper, wire

PERSPECTIVE RENDER

rhino 5.0, Illustrator, photoshop Eastern paper-making mill, gallery, and artist studios nestled in an older industrial area of Seattle, WA. Large industrial windows, concrete formwork, shiplap, and steel reflect the vernacular surroundings while the display of translucent paper hung from large skylights adds a whimsical softness to the interior.

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Inspiration:

Takashi Kuribayashi, ‘Wald aus Wald’ (Forest from Forest)

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Arch Design Studio / Spring 2016 University of Washington

SECTIONS, ELEVATIONS

rhino 5.0, photoshop, illustrator

FINAL SECTION MODEL

1/2� scale plaster, basswood, washi handmade paper

(Right) Plaster model made by foamboard formwork to show texture of concrete. The lightness of wood and steel-framed glazing allow the concrete mass of the upper gallery to float above the ground plane.

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East Elevation

North Elevation

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North

Roof Perspective

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Corridor

Reception & Lower Gallery

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Upper Gallery & Paper Drying

Studio Entry

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URBAN VISION

COLUMBIA CITY

New Single & Multi-Family

Old & New

BE Interdisciplinary Studio / Winter 2017 University of Washington

Rainier Vista

NEIGHBORHOOD IMAGES

Vernacular Homes

google earth, pen & ink, photography by Erin Childs

NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER

ArcGIS 10.3, illustrator ArcGIS map by Ian Crozier photoshop buildings by Erin Childs

CORE VALUES

photoshop, illustrator artwork by Yuchia Chan layout & overlay by Erin Childs

NEIGHBORHOOD HALA ZONING & BUILDING AGE

Rainier Vista Development Newest development with mixed single and multi-family housing serving lower, middle, and upper income families. Services and mixed-use large NC1 buildings line Martin Luther King Jr Blvd S (MLK) north of the light rail station. Architectural styles pull from the vernacular of the neighborhood.

ArcGIS 10.3, photoshop, illustrator by Erin Childs

The historic Columbia City neighborhood in Seattle, WA is facing rapid change from urban growth. This urban vision uses the opportunity to create a portal into the community from an underdeveloped light rail station area while encouraging equitable growth around four core values: neighborhood identity, density, transportation, and ecology.

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Vernacular Housing The old single-family neighborhood is quickly mixing with new single and multi-family homes.

Neighborhood Character

Landmark District Main business district with small locally owned shops and restaurants. Buildings range mostly from the late 1800’s to 1960’s.


Increase Light Rail area density with affordable housing and small local businesses while preserving existing vernacular architecture. Encourage NC-Residential to limit over sized development and maintain the neighborhood character. Centralize community services around accessible pedestrian pathways from Light Rail Station.

Landmark District Businesses

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Gathering Places Community Services Preserve Architecture

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Low-Income Layered Vernacular Ethnic Stores

Pedestrian Streets Bicycle Network Crosswalk Safety

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URBAN INTERVENTION COLUMBIA CITY

BE Interdisciplinary Studio / Winter 2017 University of Washington

Encouraging a different growth model that layers mixed-height density of vernacular and new building typologies over time.

pencil, photography, ArcGIS 10.3, rhino 5.0, illustrator, photoshop Utilize precedents Landmark District Converted vernacular home into business

Preserve pocket gardens & open nodes Single Family Home on LR3 RC Upzone

New site for Community Center Columbia School backside & parks underutilized

Rainier

-- Preserve neighborhood cultural and architectural identity. -- Enhance pedestrian and bike only routes. -- Centralized community service centers. -- Expand local entrepreneurial businesses opportunities. -- Protect and create affordable housing through preservation and adaptation of older building stock. -- Maintain a level of housing security for existing residents. -- Extend local food security with building integrated agriculture.

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Light Rail Station Crossing Improvements


Rooftop Gardening Food security & Urban greening

Landmark District Rainier Ave S Businesses

Mixed LR2 & Single-Family S Edmonds Street

Columbia City Promenade: S Edmonds St small business district - pedestrian and bicycle only

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Development 20 yrs 50 yrs Pedestrian only Bicycle lane Open Spaces Water garden Green space

50 Years of Growth

New Columbia Station LR3-Residential Commercial District

New Community Center on S Edmonds St

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COFFEE TABLE

Furniture Studio / Spring 2017 University of Washington solid sapele hardwood, 3/16” steel bars and plates, osmo clear finish

PROCESS PLANS, SKETCHES pencil

PROCESS MODELS

1” scale cardboard, art board, balsa wood

FINAL DIAGRAM rhino 5.0, illustrator

Design inspired by mid-century boomerang coffee tables. (Right) The coffee table was crafted as the central gathering and eating place, and for ease of circulation around a mid-century corner sectional sofa. Steel joints are TIG welded or screw-fastened, and the table disassembles for shipping, storage, or repair.

“BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD” 2018 IDI Chair Affair

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BALLARD LOCKS LEGACY WALL

Public Art Commission Expected Completion: Spring 2019 Seattle, WA

1/16� stainless steel, stainless steel cable, rhino 5.0, photoshop

The Hiram Chittenden Locks in the Ballard neighborhood is undergoing plans for a remodel to update and modernize the fish viewing area and visitor center. Donations are needed to fund this civic project. Major donors will have their names carved through the salmon placards and displayed as an art installation mounted over the fish ladder. The mounting and hardware assemblies are in the early stages of the design process. The abstraction of stainless and weathered corten steel is reflectant of the continuous processes of water, industry, and the salmon lifecycle connection in the Pacific Northwest.

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Process Sketches

$1000 Donation Level 1’-6” Flat Stainless Steel

$5000 Donation Level 2’-0” Brushed Stainless Steel

$10,000 Donation Level 2’-0” Corten Steel

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Erin Childs Undergraduate Portfolio 2018  
Erin Childs Undergraduate Portfolio 2018  
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