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Ethan V. Levine, Architect, LEED AP T (808) 551 0643

ethan.levine@gmail.com www.collabdesignwork.com

Portland Courtyard Housing Competition Portland, Oregon In 2007, the city of Portland , Oregon held an international design competition as part of an initiative to encourage families with children to remain in the city’s neighborhoods. The focus of the competition was courtyard -oriented planning strategies for infill urban and suburban lots. The primary question asked how courtyard housing could encourage community, increase privacy, improved sustainability, and provide affordability within the existing city fabric. This design received the Merit Award and the People’s Choice award for the Eastern Portland competition category. www.courtyardhousing.org

Design completed while at Green Sand Inc. Honolulu Designe Lead


Ethan V. Levine, Architect, LEED AP T (808) 551 0643

ethan.levine@gmail.com www.collabdesignwork.com

C3 Anywhere, Everywhere The C3 (chair cubed) is a sculptural piece derived from one of the most elemental of objects - the cube. Through a simple manipulation of form, this pure object becomes a seating system with almost endless flexibility. Completely scalable and available in a myriad of material options, the C3 is extremely versatile; at home in a sophisticated loft apartment or happy among children in a playful classroom. The C3 is nestable and stackable, well suited for a task where space is limited. In addition, the C3 is ambidextrous as a result of its symmetrical design: By simply flipping the C3 over, a right- handed work surface becomes a left-handed one. Suggested material options: Walnut veneered bent plywood, Wenge veneered bent plywood, Bent Bamboo plywood, Heat molded eco resin, High-density flexible polyurethane foam, Thermoplastic Collaborative Design Workshop - work in progress


Ethan V. Levine, Architect, LEED AP T (808) 551 0643

ethan.levine@gmail.com www.collabdesignwork.com

Forrest Folly Anywhere, Everywhere One of a series housing prototypes in development, the Forest Follies are a prefabricated recreational living unit optimized for off grid habitation. Whether it be deep in the woods or out on the desert plains, adventurers can enjoy relaxing here after a day in the out of doors. Well suited for any terrain, the Forrest Folly floats effortlessly above the ground with its spindle like legs. Here, chard cedar exterior cladding contrasts a white washed wood interior accentuating the relationship between inside and out. The lightweight structural system is a combination of a rigid frame and SIP infill. Sustainable technologies include: Prefabricated structural system, rain water catchment, grey water systems, solar hot water, natural ventilation and radiant heating. Collaborative Design Workshop - work in progress


Ethan V. Levine, Architect, LEED AP T (808) 551 0643

ethan.levine@gmail.com www.collabdesignwork.com

Koa Nani Waikiki, Hawaii

One of a series of boutique stores designed for the newly redeveloped Royal Hawaiian Center. A jewelry brand founded on two ancient Hawaiian words: “Koa” and “Nani” meaning “Brave” and “Beautiful.” The use of native, sustainably harvested Ōhi’a and Koa woods make subtle references to the brand’s native Hawaiian inspired image. The faceted wood storefront design is a literal transposition of a cut gemstone. www.koanani.com Full architectural design services completed while at Green Sand Inc. Honolulu Designer, Project Manager


Ethan V. Levine, Architect, LEED AP T (808) 551 0643

ethan.levine@gmail.com www.collabdesignwork.com

Island Vintage Coffee Waikiki, Hawaii One of a series of boutique stores designed for the newly redeveloped Royal Hawaiian Center. The purveyor of this well established Hawaiian coffee brand needed a new retail concept that would reflect the quality and heritage of the product. Drawing from the familiar Hawaiian plantation vernacular, the design employed tongue and groove wood paneling, dark wood flooring and craftsman exterior detailing. In addition, guests can enjoy the quintessentially Hawaiian experience of relaxing on the lanai. www.islandvintagecoffee.com BIA Hawaii Grand Award 2009 - New Commercial Projects under 5,000 SF

Full architectural design services completed while at Green Sand Inc. Honolulu Designer, Project Manager


Ethan V. Levine, Architect, LEED AP T (808) 551 0643

ethan.levine@gmail.com www.collabdesignwork.com

Broadcast Studio Honolulu, Hawaii This underutilized light industrial building sat vacant for years before being repurposed as the new Hawaii headquarters for a leading nationwide radio broadcast company. The existing unreinforced terracotta building envelope presented a unique design challenge. To provide needed stability, the building was retrofitted with a new steal superstructure. Taking cues from subtle art deco detailing, the street frontage was revitalized with dramatic lighting and new signage evocative of Radio City. Full architectural design services completed while at Green Sand Inc. Honolulu Designer, Job Captain


Ethan V. Levine, Architect, LEED AP T (808) 551 0643

ethan.levine@gmail.com www.collabdesignwork.com

Mountain Cottage Honolulu, Hawaii This quaint 1930’s mountain cottage sits comfortably on a sloped site with sweeping views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Though airy and well proportioned, it lacked the essentially Hawaiian “lanai.” The primary challenge was to create a gracious outdoor living space sensitive to the modest scale of the existing structure. The design achieves this through subtle level changes and grade manipulations which have the added advantage of creating a meaningful connection to the site. The addition of a trellis and retractable shade fabric provides cooling shadows for the over-exposed southfacing interior living spaces.

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