FABRICE JOSEPH Assoc. AIA
HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 2011
Table of Contents
Brick Making Factory and Dairy in Morogoro, Tanzania
Captured Garden - A House in Suburban Area
Sustain and Reuse - LEED Platinum Building
Musicianâ€™s Redidence - A House and Creative Stimulant
The Portable - A School of Innovation and Technology
CO- LAB Center for Research Collaboration
Shells and Ceramics I construction of shells in the Visitorsâ€™ Center at the Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa, a project by the architect Peter Rich. Although the project used stabilized earth blocks as opposed to burned bricks, the method of laminating several layers of block together to create the shell is applicable to burned brick as well.
brick is found in the work of Eladio Dieste, the Uruguayan engineer. That a large part of Diesteâ€™s work was devoted to humble spaces, grain storage, warehouses, basket ball courts, is a testament to the economics of this building technique in the right context. Morogoro is such a context for its low cost of labor, the availability of material, and a rapidly expanding municipality which will need buildings of increasingly larger scales.
sketch model of scheme / detail model of dairy roof
principle of arches moving in multiple directions, supporting themselves. Their forces are self contained, transmitting directly downward. The traditional roof vault requires either buttressed end walls to absorb lateral forces or a tie rod to mitigate the effect of that force with tension. This self contained nature allows much more freedom to the form. Structurally the roof form below operates more like a beam than an arch, supporting its own weight and delivering the forces straight down.The form, however, it not purely derived for their structural characteristics, but also for their environmental and passive design attributes. It sheds, collects, and channels water, as well as providing a separation adequate both to let in light and ventilate the roof system.
The Plan Dairy 1. ramp to dairy 2. main entry 3. anaerobic digester 4. stairs to roof and courtyard 5. cattle stalls 6. calf pen 7. rest room 8. walking area 9. feed trough 10. water trough 11. granary 12. balcony / stairs to courtyard and kilns
Brick Making Factory 13. kiln 1 14. access to burning port (kiln 1) 15. brick making area (kiln 1) 16. brick loading area (kiln 1) 17. track and cart for safe loading (kiln 1) 18. seating area 19. ramp 20. well and water storage for brick making 21. track for moving mud from alluvial plain 22. kiln 2 23. access to burning port (kiln 2) 24. brick making area (kiln 2) 25. brick loading area (kiln 2) 26. track and cart for safe loading (kiln 2) 27. well and water storage for brick making 28. track for moving mud from alluvial plain 29. courtyard 30. mud catching berms / track
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A Small House and Apartment in Suburabn Area
View from Apartment back towards Main House Lap pool and Garden to Right - Stair for Painting Studio / 2nd bedroom to Left
A Small House and Apartment in Suburabn Area
The typical suburban garden manifests as an elongated fringe stretching taught around a centralized building core, essentially wrapping or capturing the building in a thin veil of disgruntled shrubbery, overcrowded and baking in the sun. These gardens inhabit the left-over or unusable space. This project is a response/alternative to that typology, a study of its eter condition around a centralized garden core. The house is designed for a couple who have entered retirement, a painter and a woodworker, both of whom were born and raised in rural â€œold Floridaâ€? communities. The slash pines forest and deeply layered shadows of the live oak hammock inhabit their earliest memories. The garden space of this house responds to those memories, capturing conditions of a similar quality. The house responds to their programmatic requirements: spaces to continue their artistic work, a Bridge to Painting Studio / Covered Walkway to Apartment
Key1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
Entry Kitchen Dinning Room Living Room Porch Bedroom Bathroom Closet / Utility Room Woodworking Shop Shop Courtyard Laundry Painting Studio / Guest Bedroom Garage Garden Pool Shop Fountain Waterfall Library Herb Garden Balcony
View from the Painting Studio Balcony towards the Main House
The Great Room
garage door, which rolls completely up and away. This wall faces North, as does the back wall of the painting studio to allow a constant soft light during the day.The glazing of the southern facades are shaded with overhangs to limit heat gain and glare. The two main wings of the house capture an inner courtyard. This courtyard is comprised of three main areas: a covered corridor to the courtyard apartment, a lap pool, and a garden. These areas are controlled in their arrangement to limit the
private space. The pool sits between the corridor and the garden, the only method of moving across is via a keyed entry into either wing of the house. While physical passage is limited, spatially the courtyard remains open. The courtyard functions as the great room, binding all spaces together. Sitting at the of this spatial arrangement, it functions in the same manner as the Japanese concept of borrowed space. Each area connected to it borrows the space to incorporate into its own. By this method the sense of volume and depth within he house is greatly increased.
WALL SECTION - LIBRARY
TREATED WOOD BLOCKING
SEMI-OPAQUE FROSTED GLASS
SINGLE PLY FELT IN ASPHALT
ALUMINUM DRIP FLASHING
IMPACT RESISTANT SYSTEM
BACKER ROD AND SEALANT
BUILT UP ROOFING
CLEAR IMPACT RESISTANT GLASS
CONCRETE ROOF DECK
REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB
CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB
12” BOND BEAM MASONRY UNIT
CONCRETE ROOF SLAB
12” MASONRY UNIT W/ ALL CELLS
TREATED WOOD BUCK 3/8” MIN
STUCCO ON MASONRY
ALUMINUM BRACING FIN
ALUMINUM TOP RAIL
MAHOGANY PLANK BOOKSHELF
TEMPERED FLOAT GLASS
Pool and Water Fall into Wood Shop Courtyard
inner | outer
The circulation of the house provides both interior and exterior connections between all major spaces. Each may be achieved by either means, by multiple paths. The master suite and the living / dinning room connects to the painting studio via a long bridge which doubles as a library. This passage conthe Southern wing.
and opens to a covered balcony looking over the street to the South. The glazing on both sides of this room may be opened to allow the breeze to pass all the way through in a manner similar to the sleeping porches of the â€œold Floridaâ€? vernacular.
Library / Bridge to Painting Studio - Early Basswood Model
Beneath the living room of the main building is a woodworking shop, a two car garage, and a laundry/service area. The wood shop looks directly to the garden via a small embedded courtyard. A stair connects up to the garden and then continues to the porch off the main living room. The embedded courtyard also incorporates a waterfall from the pool above, which functions as sound mitigation for when the wood shop is in use. The painting studio may be reached via the library corridor or by an exterior stair branching off the covered walkway to the small courtyard apartment beneath it. It may also function as a second bedroom. It is open with glazing to the North and South, though the glare of the southern exposure is mitigated by garden trees as well as the proximity of the Southern wing. Bridge to Painting Studio / Covered Walkway to Apartment
Sustain and Reuse A LEED Platinum Building
Model photo: View of building and site from the loading docks of recycle center
Top Right: View of the Entrance. Top Right: Arriel view of the final sanitation site.. Center Left: View of the tour pathway that runs parallel to the recycle sorting tubes. Center Right: View of structured columns that carry the recycling tubes. Bottom: Connection space between buildings
A House and Creative Stimulant
(Hand Rendered Project)
The environment in which an artist finds inspiration and creates work can be as influential as the very skill they possess. In this situation a space dedicated to enhancing an artistâ€™s abilities is detrimental to their success. This project was designed for Robert Cooper, a pianist. He requested his new residence to be modern and to keep sound in its purest form. The interpretation taken from the musiciansâ€™ music was a combination of elegance and structure. His work came from a solid foundation of sound surrounded by something more whimsical. The design provides a space for the two to co-exist.
Perspective Drawing and Section
Floor Plan of the First and Second Level
A School of Innovation and Technology
The intent of the design was to create a space that has the capability to be transformed by the user. The floor plans, as well as the ceiling space, possess theses capabilities for the implementation of projectors, screens and other divides hung from above. The use of the temporary partitions supply for a variety of group activity as well as individual spaces.
Cool Roof Membrane Sandwich Board
4â€™ Channel Track
Kalwall Translucent Pivoting Doors
View of Portable Classroom exterior and the Kalwall Pivot Doors
Interior view of classroom space looking across cortyard to adjacent classroom
Axonometric Drawing of Portable building parts
Exterior view of Portables and courtyard space
CO-LAB Center for Collaborative Research
details of 6’ x 8’ plaster mural
This casting to the right is a light level study. The low level of the relief signify intense light levels; the high areas are though which introduce low levels of light into the night sky. A NASA sponsored program will open a facility for Astrophysists and research students in the SE region of the US. Lights from neighboring building, cars, street signage, etc. would cause research of the night sky difficult with this uncontrolled variable. Site selection would ideally be in a location of very low light pollution
. After completing an initial light level
study, a site overlay was added as a way to measure the association between light levels and density and to track potential areas for growth in an effort to anticipate where further light pollution is bound to occur. From this study a site
was chosen on the south
edge of a wetland sitting in the middle of campus. The area connects to the main campus through roads used by the department of agriculture.
Light Level Study - Cast Plaster
Ground Level Plan
The main circulation spaces of this facility include the astrophysics library and laboratory for work on electron microscopes. This site selection was important because of major factors which greatly affects the calibration of sensitive equipment used for research.
The second part of the program provides flexible workspace for departments to work on joint venture projects. The program also includes a galley for the displaying of joint venture projects in a public forum and conference rooms for conferences and lectures.
Rooms 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Co-Lab Gallery Administration
Adminitration Office Facilities Management Building Services Café Café Kitchen Multi- Purpose Hall Multi- Media Room
16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.
Lab/ Work Space Conference Room Work Stations Coffee Kitchen Prep Station Mechanical Room Storage Trash Room Storage Courtyard Wetland Boardwalk Library Library Circulation Desk Wetland Walkway Subterranean Astrophysics Lab Sensitive Equipment Area
Early study model
Main Entrance to Complex
Library and Boardwalk - looking from wetland
South Facade of Co-Lab and Library
Fabrice Joseph Assoc. Aia 8206 McClelland Place Alexandria, VA 22309
Fabricejsph@gmail.com (954) 649-1009
Self-motivated, organized, and innovative architectural professional with intermediate skills in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, AutoDESK, Illustrator and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Powerpoint, and Word. Bachelor of Architecture praised for applying strong personal management skills and ability to learn quickly. Enjoys researching and evaluating solutions, hand drawings, drafting, while learning new processes and technologies. Core competencies include: Document Preparation ∙ Engaging Presentations ∙ Interpersonal Communication ∙Team Collaboration ∙ Conceptual Design ∙ Computer Drafting and Design ∙ Sustainable Development ∙ Adaptive Reuse ∙ Innovation Site Plans and Construction
EDUCATION Howard University, Washington, DC Master of Architecture
Howard University, Washington, DC Bachelor of Architecture
Columbia University, New York, NY Collaborative Design Studio
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Florida Gold Coast, Tamarac, FL Real Estate Sales Associate
Pre-career EXPERIENCE P.O.S.T Construction Bid Coordinator September 2011
Select projects for the firm to pursue based on scale, potential profit, bonding and manpower. Organize bidding invitations, addendums, plans and all bidding documents. Created files on network that all employees could access. Conduct take-offs, estimates and furnish proposals to General Contractors. Review proposals received from sub-contractors and determine which company would be best to award based on figures and company profile. JG Construction, Miami, FL Intern May 2007-August 2009
Organized proponents of architectural projects including, but not limited to plans, sections, elevations, rendering and three-dimensional models that afforded the firm with new opportunities while generating revenue. Created accurate, fully annotated plans, of various drawings/documents to ensure integrity; Submission of all edits in a timely manner and granted approval by the local government. Thoughtful preparation of design renovations with space, structure, and cost effectiveness, as well as environmental attributes utilizing BIM software. Interfaced with subcontractors and partners to ensure all components of the agreed upon terms were fulfilled by all parties involved. Continuously consulted with clients regarding the progression of the project, explained any changes or answered questions, as well as notifying them of possible changes. Creating punch list and following through with all tasks to ensure quality and completion, which, also led to more efficient time management and meeting project deadlines.
Results Gym, Washington, DC Front Desk/ Floor Staff Associate January 2008- April 2008
Assisting gym members with questions on operating machines, advice on particular exercises and assistance in training. Ensuring the that facility was in presentable condition throughout the day and equipment was in safe operating state. Provided structured abdominal classes 3 times a day to gym and saw a gradual increase of students participating in each session. Process sales transactions, schedules appointments for ancillary services and served as a consistent point of contact for members. Handled telephone inquiries, incoming mail deliveries and the maintained a status check of member accounts as they visited the facility.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
National Organization of Minority Architects President 2007 Fall/Spring 2005; 2006; 2007. Assisted urban youth in understanding the ripple effects of development in their communities. Taught in classroom setting as well as affording each youth an opportunity to help design and present buildings that would become a part of their community.
College of Engineering Architecture and Computer Science Student Council Executive Vice President Assist the president and become acting president in the event the president cannot fulfill their duties. Responsible for overseeing project committees and appointing chairpersons.
Engineers Without Borders- Howard University Chapter Architecture Spring 2009- Providing aid by completing a physical site assessment of a modest and dilapidated community center - Instituto de Cultura Brasil Italia Europa (I.C.B.I.E) for future renovations, and to evaluate the socioeconomic conditions of residents living in the distressed peninsula District of Ribeira.
Architecture and Design Student Association Grievance Chair Received ethics complaints and arbitration requests and determined with committee if a hearing is warranted
AFFILIATIONS & HONORs National Organization of Minority Architects School of Architecture and Design; Representative 2007-2008 NBPA Alphonzo Deal Scholarship Recipient American Institute of Architects; Associate Member Gilbane Scholarship Recipient
Technical Skills Google SketchUp Revit AutoCAD Plan Swift
Illustrator Photoshop Microsoft Office Suite