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ERIN G. M I L L ER UNDERGRADUATE + PROFESSIONAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO / UNL 2018


RESUME CAREER OBJECTIVE

Design within an interdisciplinary team to develop commercial infrastructure, specifically community-focused environments, with contextually and environmentally sensitive design strategies. Continue to explore relationships between informed inquiry of social and cultural phenomenon and opportunities for spatial intervention.

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture: August 2013 to May 2017 Bachelors of Science and Design : Interior Design

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

Revit Auto CAD Rhino Sketchup Adobe Suites (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) GIS Grasshopper

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Modeling/prototyping to scale Hand drafting and drawing to scale Diagramming Wood shop operating skills Construction documents; schedules, material and furniture specs

EXPERIENCE

GUEST LECTURER : UNIVERSITY OF NE LINCOLN, 402 STADIUM DR, LINCOLN, NE : JANUARY 2018 TO PRESENT IDES351 : Spring 2018/Spring 2019: Third Year Interior Design Studio : Inquiry-based studio using current social issues as catalysts for positioning the interior built environment under the topics of Rural Typologies + The Creative Class. Assist and advise students throughout the semester at all phases of the design process, transcending research into informed building typologies and spacial interventions that attract, generate or retain the creative class in rural Nebraska. Heavy emphasis on representational strategies and drawing as a narrative process of space and time. IDES210 : Fall 2018 : Second Year Interior Design Studio TEACHING ASSISTANT: UNIVERSITY OF NE LINCOLN, 402 STADIUM DR, LINCOLN, NE : MAY 2018 TO JULY 2018 DESIGN MAKING : Spring 2019 : First Year Comprehensive Design Studio (emphasis on making) GENSLER : WORK-1 STUDIO INTERNSHIP : 1700 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY : MAY 2016 TO AUGUST 2016 Duties: Primary focus on corporate interiors, millwork and casework details, furniture schedules, finish schedules, construction documents, material selection and specifications, editing client presentations, client meetings, meeting with product representatives, submittals, test fitting large core/shell for efficiency calculations and mass programming. GRAPHIC DESIGN : UNIVERSITY OF NE LINCOLN, 402 STADIUM DR, LINCOLN, NE : MAY 2018 TO PRESENT Duties: Design and curate College of Architecture marketing materials such as brochures, fliers, pamphlets and social media content.

AWARDS+RECOGNITION

College of Architecture Dean’s List Featured work on The Archiologist Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship Nomination David Distinguished Scholarship

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erin.genevieve.miller@gmail.com P 402.641.8127


CONTENTS ACADEMIC Blasphemy

[1]

p.04

SkateScape

[2]

p.10

Bloc

[3]

p.26

Origami House

[4]

p.32

Inundate

[5]

p.34

M.E.A.T

[6]

p.52

PROFESSIONAL Prairie Pines

[8]

p. 62


[1]

Blasphemy

Co-Lab Open Source Studio: Professor Brian Kelly + Dave Stasiuk Team: Josh Petersen/TJ Von Riesen/Omar Al Mulki/Mallory Lane

Blasphemy describes showing irreverence towards something considered sacred. Using the Palazzetto dello Sport by Nervi as the initial genotype, form was explored by mutating and perverting the original geometry to create a series of phenotypes. Each phenotype is mapped and charted to create an ancestral diagram of the Palazzetto. Open-source design is inherently iterative. It is reworked and refined though various authors in an effort to continually and incrementally make it better. This phase develops a series of phenotypes which adhere to its systemic logic while testing the limits of that system with variable organizational performancebased strategies.

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Using formal strategies, the project was given program through justified need. Our team explored the issue of climate change, specifically coastal tide rise. Hypothesis: To create a prefab system of cells that inhabit coastal regions as think tanks for scientists to gather, collect and share information regarding the rising tides. Not only do the cells act as space for researchers to gather and practice, but they also act as a monitoring system for the rising (and hypothetically, receding) shore line. The cells multiply or recede proportionately to the growth or resolution of the problem at hand. As cells become submerged, they act as artificial coral for the marine life inhabiting the ocean. In this exploration, ecological consideration was just as valued, if not more, than the programmatic needs of humans. The final phenotype was developed simultaneously as research was collected. Responding both to the Palazzetto form and the program of coastal think tanks, the form evolved into two and three pod cells that could be clustered within a hexagon grid to provide regularity to an otherwise complex form.

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CNC cut pink foam was used as the mold to create a model of the final three pod cell.

Rope was draped and glued along the diagrid marks on the pink foam.

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Diagram of a single strand of customized joint assembly. Joints were generated in Grasshopper. STRAND STRAND 01 01

STRAND STRAND 02 02

STRAND STRAND 03 03

STRAND STRAND 04 04

A prototype of the prefab system was explored by 3D printing a mass customization of joints that would connect the diagrid structure.

Small scale 3D printed model 07


Cells growing as tide rises; recycling the submerged pods for ecological preservation of native marine life.


[2]

SkateScape

Public Interior for Skate+Play

[Hypothesis] What if a skate park program could activate a series of vacant building in the Telegraph District as a public interior that connects the surrounding lot through the dynamic sport of skateboarding and reclaim urban space for the community. Skateboarders have a unique perspective of architecture. Through iteration and creativity, skaters give several lives to the built environment. Once mundane elements (benches, stairs) become a dynamic extension of the skateboarder. Although primarily a skate park, SkateScape encourages users to engage with their environment in unprecedented ways much like a skateboarder - both physically and socially. The site is located just north of the Near South Neighborhood of Lincoln; a low income district, but rooted with pride and ownership for the eclectic and diverse nature of the area. SkateScape caters to this demographic of low income families and children, utilizing vacant space in an urban landscape to provide non commodity based infrastructure allowing users to engage in social activity. SkateScape offers a safe place for users to enjoy in social and recreational activities without feeling obligated to purchase something to participate. SkateScape would offer Lincolnites a space to gather, skate and engage in social discourse 365 days a year; beginning to offset the deficit of social capital lost to weather and commodity based infrastructure.

“We lived in a dead end town with no where to go. When skateboarding came along, especially street skating, it made our town bearable. It made our town livable because it blew it wide open; it’s like the possibilities were suddenly endless in a town that once felt like we had no where to go. Suddenly it was like, this place ain’t so bad cause, there’s a curb and there’s a bench, and there are some stairs, and there’s a wall; it’s like, everything was redefined. These weren’t things that confined and defined our lives, they were now things we were defining.” - Mike Vallely, Pro Skateboarder


UNL Campus

Elliot Elementary School

Park Middle School

Lincoln High McPhee Elementary

Prescott Elementary

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14th street bike lane

11th street bike lane

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SITE: MICRO The proposed building is an old manufacturing plant previously called Fischer Foods. It is located within the Telegraph District which is comprised of mostly abandoned warehouse structures. The city of Lincoln is currently repurposing this area for a mixed use space of living, dining and entertainment.

DOWNTOWN

TELEGRAPH DISTRICT

NEAR SOUTH

SITE: MACRO

The site, situated in the Telegraph District, is adjacent to Lincoln’s Downtown, the Near South neighborhood and provides accessibility to several bike paths and trails. There are 3 schools within a one mile radius and 6 within a 2 mile radius, making it an ideal location for after school hours of elementary to high school students who potentially won’t have vehicle access. SkateScape also investigated Lincoln’s public infrastructures - non commodity based interiors that are intended to serve the community as a whole. It was found that there were only 13 interior spaces in the 2 mile radius that were free admission and/or don’t require purchasing something to occupy the space.

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SKATEBOARDING HISTORY:

Analysis of Appropriated Space + Materials

Stacy Peralta went on to form Powell Peralta, which put together the Bones Brigade skate team. Selected members included Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Guy Mariano, Lance Mountain. The Zephyr team (Z-Boys) was one of the most influential skating teams; pioneering the sport of modern skating. Some of the members included Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Peggy Oki, Shogo Kubo.

Frank Nasworth invented the polyurethane wheel. The 70’s were the birth of the modern tech skateboard; wooden deck, aluminum alloy trucks with steel axles and urethane wheels.

1979

1980

1983

1984

1985

1986

Red Dog by Dogtown

Tony Alva Pig; Alva

ballero; Powell Peralta

Dave Hackett; Skull

Natas Kaupas; SMA

Hosoi; Hammerhead

and

1976

1975

vert

lta Warptail II by G&S

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Earth Ski - Logan

1964

1970

flatland&slalom flat ground and pools

Tony Hawk joined Bones Brigade at age 12.

1980

The earliest skateboards made were planks of wood with roller blade wheels attached called sidewalk surfers. They were made by children for entertainment and recreation. The manufacturing of skateboards started in the 60’s in response to the demand by surfers. When the surf was flat, they wanted to recreate the feeling of surfing on land. Makaha was the pioneer company for the mass production and distribution of boards. At the time, the only styles of skating were flat land freestyle and downhill slalom. Skaters would ride barefoot to emulate the surfing experience. The first skating competitions also began in the 60’s, the first being held at Pier Five in Hermosa Beach, CA in 1963.


1995

1998

2002

Gino Iannucci; 101

ny Barley; Toy Machine

Josh Kalis; Seek

1989

rnyard; World Industries

1993

1989

ult Vehicle; Shut Skates

Guy Mariano; Blind

1988

uerrero; Powell Peralta

1991

1987

Eddie Reategui; Alva

1990

freestyle

Jim Thibaud; Real

1986

John Gibson; Zorlac

street skating 2000

Rodney Mullen invented the flat ground Ollie and is the early seed of street skating. Street League was launched in 2010 by Rob Dyrdek as the first competition for street skating.

and vert

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APERTURE ANALYSIS: GENERATIVE CONCEPT COLLAGE Concept collage analyzing apertures of the architectural shell of site. Using aperture radiation, designed features become responsive and dynamic by strategic analysis using digital tools. The strategy was implemented to avoid predetermined skate park elements and design space that is interconnected through existing openings by generating landmarks (see Diagram X, pages 18-19).

AUTHORSHIP OF SPACE: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

To begin exploring relationships between space authorship and skateboarding, I experimented with formal representation of unconventional space via architectural methods. Sketch 1 was my first attempt to translate the spatial experience I was had imagined into human scale notions. Highly engaging, but indefinite in program. To explore this idea further, I generated three section sketch models that had this same quality. Any arrangement of these modules create a dynamic representation of either plan, section or three dimensional space. The interpretation and function of these sketch models is determined per user. Leaving out scale figures, the space becomes accessible to diverse authorship.

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APERTURE ANALYSIS: GRASSHOPPER APPLICATION Y SAMPLE

Y APERTURES

X SAMPLE

X APERTURES

Z SAMPLE

Z APERTURES

SCALING FACTORS

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DIAGRAM X [1] PHOTO/APERTURE ANALYSIS OF SITE 1

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Primary Apertures

[2] TRANSLATING 2D TO 3D (VIA GH)

[3] CONNECTING LANDMARKS THROUGH DYNAMIC CIRCULATION

SITE ANALYSIS: CENTRAL ARTERY

Skateable Path Responsive to Landmarks

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LANDMARK 1 : EXPOSED; X+Y+Z AXIS LANDMARK 2 : EXISTING; X+Y AXIS Aperture Radiation

LANDMARK 3 : GHOST; Z AXIS 1

Infill of Pedestrian (& skate) Friendly Paths

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PROGRAM 1

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2 Exterior Skate Park

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3 Ext/Int Skate Park 4 Interior Skate Park 5 Admin/Flex Space 6 Make Space 7 Restrooms 8 Lobby 9 Skate Circulation

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SECONDARY CIRCULATION [PEDESTRIAN] BIKE RACKS + PARKING

VACANT RECEPTION

FLEXIBLE LEARNING SPACE

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PRIMARY CIRCULATION [SKATER]

EXTERIOR SKATE PARK

VACANT

URBAN PLAY SPACE

SECTION A

M STREET

LEVEL 1 20


N STREET

VACANT LOUNGE

CONFERENCE

FLEX SPACE

OFFICE 1

MEZZANINE PLAY SPACE

OFFICE 2

OFFICE 3 VACANT

OPEN TO BELOW

MEZZANINE PLAY SPACE

GLASS

VACANT

SECTION A

M STREET

LEVEL 2 21


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[3]

Bloc

Industry for Individuals

Using the fourth and fifth floors of a historic high-rise building (core was given) in an urban setting, the project brief was to design a co-working office space. As offices try to adapt to the shifting demographic, co-working spaces are becoming more popular to younger entrepreneurs. Millennials are spending significantly more time at work and less time at home than previous generations. This new wave of workers invest themselves in their jobs; jobs are becoming more individualized and personal, blurring that clear line of work and home that previous generations use to draw. Millennials find an intrinsic value in their career objectives and seek places to suite these goals. To accommodate these trends, offices are shifting the cubical model to fit the millennials; open plan, amenities, and variety of work areas are now the norm for the modern professional. Bloc functions as graphic design and media studio start up hub. The intent was to give a variety of sub-programs to accommodate a range of work styles and preferences. The space includes focus zones, collaborative spaces, informal individual spaces, critique/pin up etc. To accommodate and encourage millennials to spend time in the office, amenities were programmed in: cafe, gym, lounge space, media center. The critique space doubles as gallery space. Furniture was selected to facilitate flexible space where it was necessary and ground space where it was not. The design would reflect the entrepreneur mentality using white walls as display space for the users’ works. Accessible materials are re purposed in creative ways to enhance the vitality of a “maker’s mind”. Custom plywood lights are suspended above the entrance and cafe area to give hierarchy and dominance to the space, as well as connect the two, once separated, levels. The same tactic was used for the custom nook enclosures, only this time to provide sanctuary for the busy minded. “Parkay” floors are used to denote formalized meeting areas, adding a richness to the otherwise modern space.


FLOOR 6

FLOOR 5

Critique/Flex

FLOOR 4

Individual Task Individual Informal Formal Collaborative Informal Collaborative Lounge

FLOOR 3

Storage Amenities

Cafe Media Center Fitness Center Locker Rooms

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SECTION A

Floor 5

SECTION A

Floor 4

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1 30

key elevation 1/8" = 1'-0"


Enlarged plan of custom task zone, 1/8� scale

Custom task zone and star pendants, green wall, media center.

SECTION A

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[4]

Origami House

A Hobbyist’s Retreat & Gallery The Origami House is a retreat and gallery space for a modern, minimal origami artist. The artist needs an equilibrium of both public and private space; public space to showcase his work and private space to escape and indulge in the ancient art. The artist’s displayed work is housed in shelving or suspended from the ceiling to allow the viewer to experience all three dimensions. The structure of the building is Le Corbusier’s Domino House. From that simple structure, the form was developed specific to an origami artist. The form of the building was inspired by the folds of paper and how a simple, blank sheet can be manipulated into a sophisticated and intricate form with regards to the user’s needs and required structure. The site was specified only to be “urban”; situated between two buildings, one of the buildings directly adjacent and a small alleyway separating the other. With location in mind, the form was responsive to the nature of a noisy, urban city, keeping his private gallery on the second floor away from foot traffic while keeping the public space accessible.

conceptual sketches


HANGING DISPLAY GRID RESTROOM

STORAGE

SECTION A DN

SECTION B

PRIVATE STUDIO

PRIVATE PATIO

FLOOR 2 / PRIVATE

origami imagery collage

UP

SECTION A PUBLIC GALLERY HANGING DISPLAY GRID UP

SECTION B

ENTRY/PATIO

FLOOR 1 / PUBLIC

FACADE ELEVATION

SECTION A

SECTION B


[5]

Inundate [1] to cover with a flood; overflow [2] overwhelm; overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with. Co-Lab Open Source Studio Lead By:

Brian Kelly + Dave Stasiuk

Team: Josh Petersen/TJ Von Riesen/Omar Al Mulki/Mallory Lane

Inundate is an open source quick response system designed to react to the flooding chars of Bangladesh. Residents on these temporary islands are seasonally subjected to violent weather patterns and disaster that displace their livelihoods. Inundate attempts to investigate the existing culture and systems that char dwellers currently use in order to design a system that embeds into the rituals and vernacular customs that char dwellers are acclimated to. This was essential in creating a sustainable system that would have success in dissemination. A radical, western approach was something that Inundate strives to avoid. Char residents, although subject to precarious weather more than other areas of Bangladesh, choose to stay on the chars to maintain their social and familial ties. This was one of the most influential factors in the design. How can we maintain people’s preferred livelihood on the chars while preserving their homes, possessions, agriculture and livestock. While Inundate doesn’t accomplish all of the desired outcomes, it is an open source design as an initial probe to start to investigate solutions through iteration. AREAS OF INVESTIGATION INCLUDED: PROGRAM: What if we could design an open source system that reflects social and cultural programmatic norms of existing char dwellers. SYSTEMS: What if we could design within the char dweller’s vernacular rituals to enhance the quality of life and functionality of the customs already ingrained in day to day life. MATERIALITY: What if the design could locally source materials to provide an accessible and sustainable solution.


SITE FINDING STRATEGY PARAMETERS GLOBAL

BANGLADESH Flood Vulnerability To determine a location that could address flooding with an open source QRS, three parameters were used. Flood vulnerability first isolated global issues and then analyzed for Bangladesh.

Population Density Population density was a parameter used to analyze where the largest amount of people were being affected.

GDP Per Capita Quick response systems typically aid those without access to resources due to disaster. GDP determined areas that would most benefit from a QRS open source strategy that could be implemented and disseminated regardless of the availability of resources.

RESULTS

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WHAT IS A CHAR? chars:

Temporary islands that are naturally formed through erosion and accretion in the main rivers of Bangladesh.

braided

river: one of a number of channel types and has a channel that consists of a network of small channels separated by small and often temporary islands called braid bar.

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CHAR SIZE & PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION

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miles

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INDIVIDUAL CLUSTER PROGRAM

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courtyard sleeping area

kitchen agriculture toilets

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shop

4 PROGRAM RATIOS

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MIGRATION PATTERNS

FREQUENCY KEY

Permanent

MAINLAND

Permanent migration refers to Bangladeshi residents that have been displaced from rural areas, typically due to weather/disaster and are forced to move to the chars due to financial criteria. It is unlikely that they will be able to move back to a rural area from the chars as weather conditions on the char are generally worse and displace people more frequently.

Cyclical Cyclical migration occurs when char residents, usually the male head of house, travels to urban cities, like Dhaka, to obtain a service job to send money back to his or her family. These members rarely, if ever, get to visit their families on the char. Although this is the most common type of migration, it does not guarantee security. Service jobs are competitive and pay very little due to the rapid urbanization of Dhaka. One migrant reports his and his family’s conditions have not improved in the five years he has been in Dhaka.

MAINLAND

Temporary: Area of Inquiry Temporary migration is the pattern that our team explored. It describes the transition from char to char by native char dwellers. Char residents settle on chars until weather inevitably displaces them; preceding to the next char. This exercise has become common and almost ritual. It is estimated that the average char resident will move to six different chars in their lifetime. The migration itself is not considered cumbersome, it is the loss of homes, possessions, livestock and crops that leaves families devastated.

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4 ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE

Traditional Char Residence

Gottfried Semper

Roof: Carpentry

tectonic

Enclosure: Textile/weaving

tectonic

Mound: Earthwork

stereotomic

Hearth: Metallurgy/ceramics

stereotomic

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FLOODING VS. FLOODS Flooding : Stereotomic

Stereotomic describes the process of sculpting solid material, usually earth. By etching out the land in strategic patterns, the tectonic architecture becomes intertwined with the synthesized earth, strengthening each element independently and dependently. Stereotomic methods would be used to predominately address flooding, which Bangladeshi char dwellers consider normal monsoon and rainy seasons.

Floods : Tectonic

Tectonic refers to the building or construction elements of the design. The tectonic structure responds predominately to floods, which Bangladeshi char dwellers refer to as catastrophic weather that can demolish livelihoods within minutes. The device acts as a quick response system, mainly as a shelter, but can be flipped within seconds by 1-2 people when floods occur to become a boat/raft.

stereotomic mound:earthwork

stereotomic mound:earthwork

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tectonic enclosure:textile

tectonic roof:carpentry

tectonic roof:carpentry

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AERIAL VIEW OF CHAR RAJRAJESHWAR

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pond

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CLUSTER PLAN

pond courtyard

kitchen

leeping quarters

kitchen

courtyard

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sleeping quarters

cattle shed

courtyard

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CLUSTER SECTIONS + VENTILATION

CANVAS FOLDED DOWN

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REAR


R VENT OPEN

REAR AND SIDE VENTS OPEN

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MATERIAL SOURCING

3-5 feet per year

The design is sourced from vernacular materials and assembly techniques. A digital file would be sent to an industrialized city to manufacture the jig and used indefinitely to produce shelters. The shelter frame is bamboo, joints bound together with zipties. Zipties are inexpensive and easy to replace on sight if a joint were to break. The shelter would then have canvas stretched over the frame and sprayed with a water resistant coating, much like a canvas kayak.

Bamboo

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Custom joint

Year 4

End joints will be made with laminated bamboo.

DHAKA

Canvas

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Bangladesh’s number one export is the ready-made garment industry.

Rammed earth

Infill of earth from the chars will be used for further weather protection

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Zipties

Zipties are available at local hardware stores.

CUSTOM JIG + ASSEMBLY

01 BUILD FORM

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02 ATTACH MAIN FRAME

03 ATTACH CROSS MEMBERS

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04 ATTACH TENSION POLES AND REMOVE FORM

PROTOTYPE 01

05 ATTACH PANELS

06 ATTACH SUPPORTS

07 STRETCH AND ATTACH CANVAS

08 [ON SITE] FILL DESIRED GAPS WITH RAMMED EARTH

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Dhaka

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USER INTERFACE + USER EXPERIENCE

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Production would begin in Dhaka. A CNC mold cut file with instructions would be manufactured and sent to laborers to mold and join the bamboo to make the boat.

2

The boat would then be sent down the river to char dwellers needing shelter.

3

The boat would be flipped 180 degrees, anchored into the mound created by char residents and the canvas ‘wings’ would fold down for protection. Rammed earth could also supplement protection from the elements.

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Units can be added and layered to create a cluster typology vernacular to rural Bangladesh.

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In disastrous floods, the units can be quickly un-anchored and flipped back into a boat with possessions and livestock inside.

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The char residents would then have the opportunity to float down to a more southern area of the char or a new char and resettle their homes and livelihoods.

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ANNUAL FLOOD VULNERABILITY Char dwellers are most susceptible to floods during the months of August through October. Although disaster doesn’t strike every year, residents are most likely to experience loss of livelihood and potentially move during these months. On average, char dwellers experience disaster forced migration six times in their lives.

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[6]

M.E.A.T

Museum of Emerging Agricultural Technologies Prompted with the topic of “food in the city”, this studio explored social issues surrounding the modern food system. In the 21st century, we are faced with globalization, an increasing population, and a food system that reflects these issues. Farming, although a rural activity, has been modernized to operate like a factory. Over the years, large commercial farms have monopolized the commerce of food. Today, about 1% of working Americans are farmers, compared to the 30% in the 1920’s. Twenty food companies produce over 50% of the food consumed and four grocery stores control over 50% of food sales. To accommodate these large food companies, urban and rural life continue to separate. Large factory farms become remote and sprawled. As a result, food travels, on average, 1500 miles from farm to plate; by the end of the journey, 40% is wasted. The combination of convoluted factory farms and long journeys from farm to plate create a gap between people and food. To address the depreciation of the value of food, MEAT, the Museum of Emerging Agricultural Technologies, acts as a hub to gather and discuss food, culture and the future of farming technologies in an urban setting. The Pershing Center lies on Centennial Mall, a democratic, defining strip of Lincoln; extending from the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus to the Capitol building and continues south as the historic Goodhue Boulevard, both contributing to the iconic view. The recent redevelopment of the Centennial Mall Plaza continues to create an imagery of Lincoln that resonates with citizens on a personal note, but also on a communal level. MEAT would act as an extension of Lincoln’s pride as an urban food exposition to increase education and awareness of sustainable farming practices.

LOCATION:

The Pershing Center; 226 Centennial Mall, Lincoln, NE


ENTRY_1


PROGRAM: MARKET ATRIUM

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2

ELEVATION A

SECTION A

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S

1

1 GROUND 1/16" = 1'-0"

JUXTAFORM ‘CANOPIES’ TO CREATE A VARIETY OF SUSPENSION SCALE

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CUSTOM VENDOR CART


‘FIXED’ SEATS’

GENERAL ADMISSION

SECTION B STAGE

CONCERTS/SPEAKERS 3

ALTERNATE ATRIUM PROGRAMS CONVENTION CENTER

SECTION C

BOOTHS/STATIONS

GROUND FLOOR INFORMAL SEATING/RESTING AREAS

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1/8" = 1'-0"

FUTURE TENANT SPACE

3/32" = 1'-0"

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ELEVATION A

ADMINISTRATIVE SPACE

SECTION A

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HYDROPONIC EXHIBIT_2


developed

new technology

SECTION B / HYDROPONICS EXHIBIT

1/8" = 1'-0"

TRADITIONALLY GROWN CROPS

ALGAE COLLECTION TUBES TO BE HARVESTED FOR PLANT FOOD.

SPANISH PAVILION OF THE 13TH VENICE BIENNALE ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION, VENICE, SELGASCANO.

SECTION C / vvv EXHIBIT 1/8" = 1'-0"

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WINE CLUB_3

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[8]

Prairie Pines Designers: Lindsey Bahe, Nate Bicak

Organization: Prairie Pines Partners Completion: January 2018

Prairie Pines is an arboretum and nature reserve dedicated to the research and development of forestry. The property was first acquired by UNL Forestry Associate Professor Walter Bagley and wife Virginia in 1959. The property consists of a 10 acre nature preserve that Walt and Virginia transformed into a diverse ecology of woodlands, windbreaks, grassland and wildlife. In 1992, Prairie Pines was donated to UNL as a “place forever protected and will provide a pleasant habitat for all beings-plant and animal.” Husband and wife lived on Prairie Pines until Walt’s recent passing. Walt and Virginia have donated their home (in addition to the reserve) to be transformed into a gathering space for Prairie Pines visitors. The mission is to “sustain a habitat for all living things through conservation, education and experience to promote a lasting connection with the natural world and its resources.” To generate interest in the renovation of Walt and Virginia’s former home into a welcome and education center, my role in the project was to generate renders to use as fundraising tools.

Site: 3000-4498 N 112th St, Lincoln, NE 68527 Area: 2750 ft2

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Collaged image of existing features that influenced the design of the space. The home’s existing material palette was rich in wood tones and luxurious marble that was maintained in it’s original condition. Furniture and custom features were responsive to these elements.

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O TRO RES OM TRO RES

OFFICE

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LIBRARY

WELCOME CENTER OFFICE

KITCHEN UP

BREEZEWAY/HISTORY

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ADAPTIVE REUSE The concept was derived from honoring the existing conditions and materiality of the home. Rich wood tones and a mixture of midcentury modern and traditional furniture were implemented to evoke the history of Walt and Virginia while creating a functional space for the new welcome center program. Highlighting views to nature was also important to the Prairie Pines Partners’ vision- honoring Walt and Virginia’s dream of nature accessible to all.

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thank you

Erin Miller Design Portfolio  

Selected works from undergraduate career at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and professional career.

Erin Miller Design Portfolio  

Selected works from undergraduate career at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and professional career.

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