Page 1

Eriverto Espinoza Master of Architecure Portfolio


Eriverto Espinoza

Masters of Architecture, December 2012 University of Oregon - Portland and Eugene


Table of Contents

Re-Emergent Center for Urban Ecology Rose Quarter Eco-District : Winter and Spring 2012

An Urban Incubator for Innovation Mixed-Use Towers : Fall 2011

Orfanato Alas de Esperanza

Orphanage in Guadalajara, Mexico : Winter 2011

Salem Police Department

Sustainable Cities Initiative - Salem, Oregon: Fall 2010

Intersecting Cultures

Portland Center for International Arts: Winter 2010

Professional Experience

Jeffrey Rome and Associates

Digital Photography Moments of Harmony.


Re-Emergent Center for Urban Ecology Design Studio:

3rd year Masters Thesis Project - Winter and Spring 2012

Advising Professor: Nancy Cheng

Site:

Portland, Oregon

Digital Media:

Rhino, 3D Studio Max Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, AutoCAD, Autodesk Vasari and Arc GIS.

Project Description:

The Re-Emergent Center for Urban Ecology is an educational building filled with exhibition spaces, formal meetings rooms, learning labs and gathering spaces where children and adults come together to learn and help restore the natural ecologies that once existed along the Willamette River. The history of most of the developments along the river reveals that humans have not appropriately reponded to the natural context and before 1850, the river’s edge was a thriving zone of natural habitats. Today, only 60% of the original riparian zone remains since most industrial, agricultural and urban developments have destroyed the habitats. In response, this project seeks to ameliorate that condition by re-emerging natural habitats through restorative efforts of the Center for Urban Ecology. The C.U.E aims to be the catalyst for future developments by promoting ecological building design practices, the preservation and regeneration of natural habitats in a more harmonious way with nature. The C.U.E. will educate the youth in fun and exciting ways as the whole site becomes a dynamic teaching tool with green roofs that become outdoor labs for learning about native species and passive building strategies that children can learn about. Over all, the hope is to empower children of diverse backgrounds to become proactive players in re-thinking how humans, buildings and the natural environment are all interwoven and affect each other.


Portland Metro

The Context:

The site is situated on the east bank of the Willamette River in the Rose Quarter - Portland, Oregon. It is adjacent to the downtown giving it amazing views of the city + natural surroundings.

Site Analysis:

1. Ped. routes - Portland is a highly pedestrian friendly city and an effort was made to extend the existing east bank esplande into the proposed site to enhances the waterfront experience. 2. Public transit - The Rose Quarter is highly connected with max and bus lines that make the site easily accessible for many.

Pedestrian Routes Existing Proposed

Public Transit Max Line Bus Line

3. Major Arteries - There are small and large transporatation arteries that create site boundaries which in effect cause the site to become almost invisible from afar. 4. Housing - The Rose Quarter lacks a critical mass and so housing was proposed as a means to increase the permanent density and economic vitality of the site.

A Re-Emergent Site:

Major Arteries Streets Freeways

Housing

The site was shaped by trying to connect the Rose Quarter to the waterfront, thus, creating a site that grows from the Earth as a connective landbridge full of vibrancy, life and ecology. Public gatherings and axis were established when mapping out areas of public use as well as re-establishing a “green zone� for natural habitat to re-emerge on site. Lastly, the site parti includes the critical mass needed to sustain development: housing, commercial spaces of 2,500 sq. ft. on the street level, office spaces and the center for urban ecology. This mix will hopefully bring about healthy urban developments in the future.


Gathering Nodes Pedestrian Axis

Public Gathering Nodes and Axis

Riparian

Nature Re-Emerges

Housing Commercial

Office C.U.E.

Mixed-Use Critical Mass


Programme Breakdown 1 Entry lobby

21

13 Instructor Office

dn 27r

women's

20

men's

mech.

2 Administration

14 Employee lounge

3 Commercial

15 Cafeteria

4 Ecology store

16 Lecture room

5 Nature exhibit

17 Digital Lab

6 Event room

18 Storage

7 Meeting space

19 Mechanical

stor.

16

16

8 Restrooms

20 Greenhouse

9 Multi-purpose room

21 Art studio

18

3

22

17

22 15

n

+20' above esplanade

+65' Above h2o line _Rose Quarter Bridge

stor.

11

women's

Lounge

12

10

dn 27r

men's

niche

up 22r

up 22r

10 Director’s office

22 Green roof

11 Administration office

23 Constructed wetland

12 Research office

24 Water cistern room

niche dn 22r

9

2

13

22

n +55' above h2o level

rking mp

3

3

up

C.U.E. Parking

3 3

3

1

up

7

3

3

up

up 27r

3

3

6

2

2

PLAZA

1

1 dn 36r

dn ramp up 27r

23wetland

up 27r

up

23 3

4 24

up

5

1 Willamette River

n


Early Conceptual Sketch Outdoor Learning Labs

1. A goal of the project was to make the site and building a tool for learning about the impact of urban developments on the natural environment. With a constructed wetland serving as a focol point for outoor gathering, children and adults may interact directly with natural elements and at the same time learn about the use of a constructed wetland in managing stormwater runoff, how green roofs may provide passive cooling and how a double skin facade can become a wind tunnel for passive cooling during the summer.

A Riparian Esplanade

2. The existing East Esplanade is to be stretched into the site in an undulating manner that creates serene salmon spawning pools, a boardwalk that allows pedestrians to enjoy the river and a stretch of land that children may use to restore native riparian habitats.

The Landbridge

3. In an effort to connect the Rose Quarter to the waterfront - a landbridge was created. This landform grows out of the land to connect people to nature in a graceful way. The landbridge then goes on to allow people to plant riparian species and also to be used as a place to stop, take in the amazing views of downtown Portland and the Willamette River.


The Nucleus

1. The atrium is centrally located with expansive views and southern exposure. It is a space that is showered with natural daylight, exhbits the array of structural members and system, has a visual connection to the outdoors, is a place for gathering and central circulation.

Tectonics

2. The armature of the building is a rigid frame - post and beam system with concrete slab floors and intermediary braced walls in the interior. The double skin was inspired using biomemetics of fish gills that breath/filter air and water. The array of the structure also enhances the experiential qualities of the spaces so it was essential to expose and celebrate the structure.

Building Ecology

3. Several analysis were performed using Autodesk

Visari to determine the prevalent winds, wind pressures on the building form, solar gains and ultimately a design to address these conditions.

High Performance Enclosure

4. The inspiration for the double-skin enclosure was the Chinook Salmon - a native specie of the Willamette River. The idea of fish gills being used as a means to filter oxygen out of water was an important concept in designing the facade. The doubleskin is operable and addresses changing conditions : cooling/ heating seasons, solar orientation, wind availability and rain screen issues.

Nature’s Exhibit

5. The gallery serves as a space for the children that visit the site to exhibit pieces of art that are inspired by the natural surroundings. The space is ample with views of the Willamette and showered in diffusednatural daylight.


4 1

10

2

Double-Skin Facade

Prevalent Winds

Green Roof Landbridge

Solar Gains Analysis

5

12

3

Wind Analysis

Structure

11

7

small meeting room auditorium

Floors Walls

9

large meeting room up 27r

mech.

Wind Tunnel Performance

admin.

info

entry

8

lobby atrium

up 27r

Key

stor.

ecology store

6

men's women's

security Gallery

stor.

1 Low-E Single Glazed Pane (WSS) 2 Low-E Double Glazed Insulated Pane 3 18" Structural Column 4 Aluminum Frame Panel 5 Concrete Slab 6 I-Beam 7 XPS Insulation (Thermal) 8 Foil Faced Safing Insulation 9 Sub-Flooring 10 Suspended Ceiling

11 Operable Shading Device

Sustainability

Tectonics

12

Double Skin Facade Wall Detail

Heat Recovery System


An Urban Incubator for Innovation

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.� - Mahatma Gandhi

Design Studio: 3rd year, Fall 2011

Advising Professor: Donald Genasci

Site:

Portland, Oregon

Digital Media:

Rhino, 3D Studio Max Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, AutoCAD and Autodesk Vasari.

Project Description:

Portland today is a wonderful place not only because of its amazing green belt around the city, but also because of the culture that exists there. It is at the forefront of a sustainability movement that re-analyzes the way we look at the built environemnt as it relates to society, nature and economics. It is through these lenses that the Urban Incubator was concieved. The proposal for an Urban Incubator includes a mixed-use of programmatic elements such as: commercial spaces, office spaces, an urban agriculture department and housing that seeks to enhance and elevate the urban fabric. The curvilinear towered form is a direct reponse to the natural forces present all while forming a new kind of urban experience through the introduction of dynamic forms, urban agricultural roofs and passive design strategies that seek to become a catalyst for change in the urban development. The hope is that this kind of project will ripple through the city and induce developments to become more ecological all while creating economic opportunities for everyone.


downtown

Portland

Context

1.The proposed site is in the Northeast part of the downtown area and is an important yet under-served part of the city. The site is in proximity to The Union Station, The Greyhound Station and The Post Office, thus, making it a key area for voyage. It is an area of high traffic, but currently has the issue of wayfinding given that there is a lack of urban definition.

Urban Design

N Existing Context

New Urban Experience

Proposed Urban Plan

2. The existing urban condition is full of voids and opportunities to give shape to the neighborhood. A new experience was made by superimposing a leader line that curves about and goes on to carve nodes for public gatherings at 2 important places. The last step was to add density and scale to create an urban experience full of life and a dynamic experience as people travel about.

Morphology

N

N

N

3. The bldg. was formed through these iterative moves: scaled the building to the local vicinty, stepped down to create green roofs/pedestrian scales, sliced through the center to create a nucleus/ axis / to allow for natural daylight, raised the northern blocks in a stepped fashion to provide housing with views/natural daylight all around with wind turbines in the “alleys�, curved the profile of the building to optimize PV panel orientation and to create a graceful building ascent that elevates an urban experience.


H

8-27

T G

2-7 1

Programme

Graceful Ascent PV Power

Housing Towers Wind Turbines

Axis

Light/Air/Energy

Urban Agriculture Pedestrian Scale

Vicinity Scale


H

ousing

T

ypical

G

round


The Atrium (Perspective)

1.The design of the atrium is meant for it to become a focal point for many activities to happen including: circulation, a place for gathering, a place of natural daylight illuminance and wayfinding. The atrium is a Smithsonian Art Museum inspired roof where the connection to the outdoors is strong and passive heating during the winter is ample.

A New Gateway (Perspective)

2. A new scale, pedestrian experience, life and economic vitality.

Floor Plans

3. The programme called for sustainability elements that would enhance the urban experience in an innovative manner en route to healthy developments. As a result, the first floor activates the street life, while the typical office floors (2-7) combine office spaces with urban agriculture. Urban agriculture was essential in the programme make-up since food supply to the businesses on the ground floor were deemed more effecient than to acquire it externally. Lastly, housing (7-27) was also deemed necessary to increase density using a smaller footprint that is formed for optimal daylight.

Sustainable Innovations

4. Ecological development is a a long shot, but small steps can be made to better the world. In this design, I harnessed natural elements that in Portand, Oregon were deemed important: Solar heat gains (facade was optimized by using vertical/horizontal louvers to block/allow heat gains in summer/winter), use water catchment, wind power harnessing, solar PV power, natural daylight and urban agriculture was harvested on rooftops. Urban Agriculture roof Cistern Grey water supply DC to AC converter PV power supply Black water sewage

Power/Air/Light/Water

Potable water supply UV Filtration system Battery packs Elevators Standard power supply Solar heat gains

Summer

Winter


Orfanato Alas de Esperanza

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” - John Lennon

Design Studio:

2nd year - Winter 2011

Advising Professor: Diego Urrutia

Site:

Guadalajara, Mexico

Digital Media:

Rhino, 3D Studio Max Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign and AutoCAD.

Project Description:

The ophanage issue in Mexico and Latin America is of epedemic proportions. The number of orphans globally is growing, yet there aren’t systemic interventions to ameliorate the situation. This Orphanage in Guadalajara, Mexico presents a unique opportunity: to raise awareness around the issue, empower the orphans and to give the orphans a sense of connection to the outside world. While the proposal for an orphanage does not have the capacity to fully resolve the orphanage issue, micro-interventions may be taken with the hope of making a positive impact on the orphans and by also changing soceties attitudes towards orphans. The programmatic elements include administration, housing and play with an opportunity to learn about sustainable resource consumption and resource revitalization - skills that the oprhans may take back into the real world to implement. Moreover, it is of utmost importance for the orphanage to empower the little ones and that’s where the inspiration for the wing-like forms were drawn from. Everday, the hope is that they’ll get to experience visually and congnitively the feeling of having wings to fly anywhere their mind desires. At the same time, the interior courtyard for gatherings let’s them know and feel that they are not alone on this journey and that together and with a little help from others, they can go anywhere.


Guadalajara

Context

1.The proposed site for an orphanage is in the Northwest region in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is 6 miles away from the central downtown area of Guadalajara and may be reached only through highways and major arteries.

Courtyard Typology

2. An interestng urban pattern that was discovered was the use of a courtyard in many urban forms around the Zapopan area. This architectural element is important in bringing people together to a central place where community is essentially nurtured.

Lack of Green Spaces

N

Zapopan

Courtyard Typology

3. Green spaces/parks are an imporant piece of the urban fabric since it helps to vitalize a community or city. Zapopan lacks green spaces and so a proposal for green space within the orphange was implemented to help with the health and well-being of the orphans.

Arteries N

Green Spaces

N

Arteries

4. The site is very well connected and much traffic and noise pollution comes from the eastern part of the vicinity. In reponse, the site was formed facing opposite so that there is a sense of serenity and calm that opposes the loud and unsettling major arteries on the east.

Site Morphology

N

N

5. The site was formed by super-imposing a welcome corner, a courtyard, green spaces and connections.


Site

Welcoming

Green Space

Courtyard

Connections

Elevated Interior Gathering


Hope and Prayer

1. The Chapel is programmatically seperated to give a sense of seclusion and privacy. It is of concrete beams that are tilted against each other with glazed openings for light to penetrate into the space.

Programmatic Separations

2. The seperation of both boys and girls / children and teens was important in trying to avoid issues between them. As a result, the boys were placed on the north housing complex and the girls were placed on the south housing complex. In addition, children and teens were further seperated programmatically by floor levels as well.

Circulation

3. Circulation throughout the site is organized about a central axis that leads one from the entry all the way to the playground area to the eastern part of the site.

Chain Links

4. The programme is sub-divided and connected via a chain link with interstitial spaces in between that serves as a place of circulation and gathering.

Structure

5. The structural systems used for the buildings is of local methods using concrete beams and columns as the main aramature of the buildings. The precast concrete forms were then shaped in a manner that resemble wings of hope.

Platform for Cultural Gatherings

5. The auditorium serves as the gradient between the private orphanage and the public realm. It is a place where performances bring people of all backgrounds together to celebrate culture.


Administration

3

Auditorium

4

Chapel

5

Workshop

6

Supervisor

7

Laundry Room

8

Balcony

9

Ampitheater

8

6

6 8

8

8

3 8

10 Youth Basketball

6

11 Small Futsal Court

16

6 8

14 Facilities

23

21

N

17

12 Large Futsal Court 13 Swimming Pool

22

Circulation

2

8

24

21

Chain Links

Entry Lobby

8

2

15

15 Kitchen

Structure

1

Seperations

Programme Legend

N

16 Library 17 Cafeteria

18

18 Parking

7

3 1

19 Wetland

22 Adults 23 Girls Housing 24 Boys Housing

12

6

20 Seating 21 Adults + Child

11

9 19 6 2

4

5 10

20

13

14

1

N


SalemSustianable Police Department Cities Initiative, Salem Design Studio: 2nd year - Fall 2010

Advising Professor:

Christine Theodoropoulos + Joshua Hilton

Site:

Salem, Oregon

Digital Media:

Sketchup, Maxon Cinema 4d, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign and AutoCAD.

Project Description:

The existing Salem Police Station is no longer suitable for its occupants. Currently, the police station is located in the basement of the Civic Center with only 20,000 square feet of allocated space. This location was intended to be a temporary facility, and with no opportunity for expansion, the staff has outgrown the space. Severe overcrowding has resulted in a lack of storage space, poor working environment, and inefficient circulation. As a result, police staff desire to work in an atmosphere reflective of their positive public standing. Along with providing an adequately spaced 70,000 square foot new police station, goals for the new police station is to express the connection between law enforcement to the public by providing a variety of safe public spaces, strengthen the connections to the natural environment and improve the site’s connectivity to the greater urban fabric.


downtown

Salem

Context

1.The library, Civic Center and Fire Station are located on a 4-block campus, directly south of Salem’s downtown. The campus is one block east of the Willamette River, though the high banks along the river limit its visibility from the site. Lastly, one site was to be selected based on the potential to enhance the site’s conditions.

Site Issue #1: Barriers

2. The existing 3 monolithic blocks (Library, Civic Center and Parking Structure presents themselves as huge barriers that don’t allow for central site circulation making wayfinding very difficult.

A

B

Site Issue #2: No Cental Connections

3. As a result of the monolithic barriers peripheral site circulation is used to travel about the site.

C

Site Issue #3: Hardscape Dominance

4. In addition to the monolithic concrete structures, the site is also heavily paved with concrete making the site more hardscape than landscape.

N Barriers

Connections

Proposed Design

Site Issue #4: Disconnect to Nature

5. There is a small water feature to the North and a stream that connects into the Willamette River to the West, but the current site does not allow one to take advantage of this opportunity given that nature should be easily accessible.

Site Morphology

Hardscapes

Nature

6. The site was formed by: 1-selecting one of the 3 sites, 2-establishing a “green zone” next to the stream, 3-creating a passageway to connect both sides of the street while creating plazas, 4-notching a piece of the footprint to create a courtyard between the (E)/(N) buildings, 5extruding the site up 4 floors (70,000 sq. ft. programme), 6-punching an atrium for light/circulation and 7-establishing a site axis from north-south to bring in density and life.


B


2

1

3

4

th.

4

N

5

3

rd.

6

7

6

7

N

8

11

9 13

12

G

round

10

2

nd.

N


Programme Legend 1

Commercial Bldg.

7

Community Service

2

Fire Dept.

8

Info. Desk

Public Facilities

3

Bridge

9

Atrium

Administrative Facilities

4

Riparian Restore

10 Cafe/Restaurant

Criminal Investigation

5

Community Room

11 Peace Plaza

Patrol Division

6

Community Relations

12 Council Chamber

Communications

0

1

st.

Dept. Support

13 Mechanical

2

nd.

Ancillarary Facilities

3

rd.

4

th.


3”X3” WOVEN WIRE MESH GUARDRAIL

Stair Design

1.The stair design is intended to make references to the monolithic character of the existing site typology and at the same time be light and transparent, but with wayfinding capabilities.

2” DIA. STEEL PIPE HANRAIL

1” ALUMINUM FRAME

(N) 1’ CONC. WALL 1/2” DIA. NUT 3” DIA. STEEL PIPE STANCHION

9-GAUGE CHAIN LINKED GUARDRAIL

Atrium (Perspective)

3” STEEL PIPE

2.The atrium serves as a central focus point that helps to connect and bring together the community, the police force and the natural elements. It is a space where there is ample daylight and its cetral circulation offers great views of the outdoors and indoor environment. This is by far the most active space in the whole building and it reminds everyone that they are all part of the greater Salem community.

1/2” BOLT AND S.S. CAP 3” PIPE EMBEDMENT (TYP.) CONC. SLAB 1/2” REBAR REINFORCEMENT

MONOLITHIC CONC. SLAB 1/2” DOWEL (TYP.)

12” CONC. COLUMN

MONOLITHIC CONC. STAIR STRINGER

Handrail Detail Scale: NTS

Pad Detail Scale: NTS

Sustainable Strategies

3. The strategies used to reduce resource consumption, reduce stormwater pollution while actively creating energy were: passive south-face daylighting, use active shading devices to reduce cooling loads in summer, use thermal massed concrete floors for passive heating, use PV’s on the roof to create electricity, use a water catchment system for potable water collection, use of stack effect for passive colling and use a riparian zone to filter stormwater runoff that leads to the creek.

PARKING

Stair Section Scale: NTS

South-North Section

LIBRARY


ADMINISTRATION

PLAZA

CIVIC CENTER

COMMUNICATIONS

EVIDENCE

INVESTIGATIONS PATROL

DEPT. SUPPORT MAYOR REL.

CAFE PARKING

COMM RM. PARKING

FIRE DEPT.


International Arts Academy Design Studio: 1st year - Winter 2010

Advising Professor: Jenny Young

Site:

Portland, Oregon

Digital Media:

Revit Architecture, Rhino, 3D Studio Max Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign and AutoCAD.

Project Description:

The 50,000 sq. ft. International Arts Center is a proposal to host fellows in the Portland context. This project presents a unique opportunity for both Oregonians and the hosted multi-cultural fellows to create a meshing together of dynamic and exciting relationships. This venture creates a dynamic condition where factors intersect at a common point - the site. These converging and divergent points are in the form of psycho-social-cultural differences or similarities between the cultures and also discipline. Furthermore, the center will bring together fellows from an array of disciplines and practices - they include sculpture artists, painters, architects, musicians and science scholars. Bringing these fellows from different disciplines calls for a collaborative and community-like environment where the fellows may cross perspectives with each other in spaces for gathering. Lastly, the major goals for the design is to connect the building to the urban fabric in a familiar way, provide public spaces for gathering and exhibition, provide spaces conducive to collaboration/innovation and a building that is a healthy work environment full of natural daylight that’s well connected to the north park blocks.


downtown

Portland

Context

1.The 100’X100’ site is situated in the downtown area of Portland, Oregon where it stands adjacent to the North Parks blocks and one block north of Burnside Street.

Atrium (Perspective)

2.The atrium serves as a central place for gathering, circulation and daylight showers. It is an important place to connect to the outdoors and also to be connected with every occupant in the building. It is like being in a treehouse or in nature.

Nature in the City

3. The park blocks are a series of 6 blocks connected as a chain link and it was important for the proposed site to connect to it as an extension of the park.

Influx Nature in the City

Influx

4. Pedestrian influx to the site mainly comes from Burnside Street so this traffic flow was carefully considered when desigining the site’s orientation and focus.

Courtyards and Corners Typology Courtyard Typology

Corner Typology

5. Two observations made about the urban form is the use of courtyards and open corners. Central courtyards help to break the monolithic 200’x200’ blocks and allows for light to penetrate the bldg. Corners were also used heavily since they offered a seductive way to lure or gather people onto the site.

Morphology

6. The building was formed by matching the context scale, notching a welcoming corner, punching an atrium for light and then elevating a volume that people use to gather, meet and connect to the natural environment outdoors.


Site

Scale

Welcome

Light

Elevate


Programme Legend 1

Corner Plaza

11 Library Stacks

2

Entry Lobby

12 Kitchenette

3

Public Gallery

13 Lounge

4

Commercial

14 Emergency Exit

5

Restrooms

6

Loading Dock

7

Library

10

Scholar Room

9

Artist Room

10

10

14 UP

5

9

9

13

8

8

U

pper

DN

10

9

14

10

14

3

6

5

4

G

8

14

12

10 Architect

2

14

8

5

11

8

9

T

9

8

7

ypical

Chain Linked Programme

4

1

round Horizontal Circulation

Vertical Circulation


Chain Links Diagram

1.The intersection for collaboration between the hosted artists, architects and scholars happens with a series of chain linked connectors that bonds all three together. This setup will hopefully get these disciplines to work together and exchange ideas on how to make the world a better place.

Horizontal Circulation

2. Circulation happens at the core of the building where an atrium helps to give better wayfinding and a sense of connection to everyone there.

Vertical Circulation

3.There are two emergency staircases on each end of the building, one central elevator and a central stair case that weaves the five floors together.

Lounge Area (Perspective)

4. The lounge area is in important space for informal gatherings and enjoyment of the outdoor views of the park.

Entry Lobby (Perspective)

5. The materials selection was inspired by the natual character of the park blocks. This material connection essentially makes the building an extension of nature.


Balboa “B� Street - LTE Technology Design Firm:

Jeffrey Rome and Associates

Project Team:

Absolam Fesili (Black and Veatch rep. for At&t), Emmanuel Figueroa (JRA - Project Manager), Eriverto Espinoza (JRA Job Captain/Designer), Joshua Brigman (JRA Job Captain/Designer), Jeff Cook (JRA Drafter) and Matt (JRA Drafter).

Site:

San Diego, California

Project Description:

The telecom project for AT&T called for a mechanical screen enclosure to conseal AT&T antenna equipment and a structural platform. The consealment design was made using Fiber Reiforced Plastics to allow for optimal cellular signal and to decrease blockage. The city of San Diego required that the equipment be integrated to the building rooftop in a stealth-like manner as to preserve the aesthetic quality of the existing building and the greater urban fabric.

Project Role:

This telecom project required that I start off as a designer/drafter at its early stages working under a project manager and job captain. As time passed, I was able to be awarded Job Captain duties and to take responsibility for coordinating the whole San Diego Market which included 12 sites. I was heavily invloved in the design of the FRP enclosure, detailing, building code compliance research and ultimately permit approvals through the city jurisdiction.


2

1


3

4

2

1


5 .

.

3

6 .

.

.

5

.

5

2 5 .

.

.

7

4

1


6

4

2

5

3

1


Digital Photography Tools: iPhone 5s and Photoshop

Bixby Bridge

Subject/Location - Adryana de la Rosa on Bixby Bridge near Big Sur, California. Description - This image tries to capture the beauty that happens when human development and the natural forces of gravity are in harmony with each other.

Reflections

Location - Lagun in Eastern, Oregon. Description - Nature is full of visual vibrancies - it is the reason why I love to travel. In this image, I tried to capture the wide color spectrum present in nature and the layering of water, land and sky. Each element provides a visual stimulant that vibrates the soul.

Stretch Towards the Sky

Subject/Location - Sundial Bridge by Santiago Calatrava in Redding, California. Description - One of the exciting challenges in Architecture is dealing with gravitational forces. This project aimed to connect people to two sides of landforms in a graceful manner. The bridge is light in structure - using steel cables - and inspires one to stretch architecture to new limits.

Structural Arrays

Subject - Cristina Villa and Ruben Bretado in Washington D.C. Smithsonian Metro Stop. Description - The image captures how the waffle-concrete structure that encloses a metro station in D.C. shoots arrays out in an amazing rhythmic manner. Structure, when efficient, can be full of beautifully repeated grids that give one a sense of order, safety and familiarity to what we understand.

Re-Emergent Earth

Location - North bank of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. Description - This image tries to capture a natural phenomenon of Earth layers submerging and then re-emerging up to create a dynamic experience for the road tripper - like myself.

California Plaza Tower

Subject - California Plaza Tower in Los Angeles, California by AC Martin and Arthur Erikson Architectural Corp. Description - This image captures the beauty in building facade cladding and the color vibrancies present on the skin that propel one’s experience into the heavens - on a California Winter day.


Bixby Bridge, California


Reflections

Structural Arrays


Re-Emergent Earth

California Plaza Tower


Thank you,

Eriverto Espinoza

T: 562-338-1235 E: EspinozaArchitecture@gmail.com

Profile for Eriverto Espinoza

Eriverto Espinoza :: Architecture Portfolio  

Eriverto Espinoza :: Architecture Portfolio  

Advertisement

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded