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BRUCE FINDLING


TYPE: LOCATION: SIZE: MATERIAL: AUTHOR:

PORTFOLIO ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 18 PROJECTS PAPER BRUCE FINDLING

This portfolio reflects over six years of work beginning from my experience as a Project Engineer in construction to my time spent in architecture graduate school at the University of Michigan. Though the projects range greatly in terms of typology, scale, and intent, they all reflect an underlying passion to understand the way in which architecture can engage the industrial landscape to improve the social and environmental conditions of a place. All the projects presented contain a fundamental understanding of materiality and constructability, with over half having been built. Though my pre-graduate school experience revolved around traditional building techniques, the digital resources at the University have allowed for the exploration of new formal and fabrication technologies through scripting, CNC routing, water-jet cutting, robotics, and lasers. The juxtaposition between trade driven craft and technology driven design and production presents a multitude of opportunities for architects to positively shape not only the type of projects we create, but the way those projects are brought into the physical environment.


RESUME EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Master of Architecture_with Distinction

Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Sep 2009 - May 2012

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering B.S. Construction + Business Minor

Tempe, AZ 85282 Sep 2002 - Dec 2005

ARCHITECTURE WORK EXPERIENCE DANIELS AND ZERMACK Ann Arbor, MI

Architect Intern Nov 2012 - Present

Project: Financial Institution Design (various) Responsibilities: site planning, architectural, electrical, interior design GENSLER Phoenix, AZ Project: APS DVN-1 Office Building

$30 million_80,000 SF

Architect Intern Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Responsibilities: submittal approval, design revisions, LEED document review, field verification, RFI’s Research Assistant

AKOAKI Ann Arbor, MI Project: Beta Movement, General Manifold, Civic Friche

Mar 2011 - Jul 2012

Responsibilities: 3D modeling, site survey, photography, exhibit construction, cultural research BP FINDLING DESIGN Fountain Hills, AZ Project: Busche Residence

Designer, Owner’s Rep. $725,000_6,500 SF

Feb 2006 - Present

Responsibilities: design of ICF residential duplex with rv garage, office and guest house; oversee city approval of documents and represent owner during construction


480.329.3827 | bfindlin@gmail.com CONSTRUCTION WORK EXPERIENCE MORTENSON CONSTRUCTION Chandler, AZ Project: Chandler Heights Recharge Facility Project: Glendale Spring Training Complex

Project Engineer, LEED AP $22 million_120 acres $90 million_112 acres

Jan 2006 - May 2009

Responsibilities: estimating, contracts, subcontractor coordination, scheduling, RFI’s, submittals, change orders, field quality control, punchlist management, project closeout

MORTENSON RENEWABLE ENERGY Minneapolis, MN $35 million_79.5 MW Project: Majestic Wind Farm (Amarillo, TX)

Project Engineer, LEED AP Apr 2008 - Dec 2008

Responsibilities: lead engineer over turbine, substation, and infrastructure construction. includes pre-con, scheduling, quality control, contracts, mechanical completion, project closeout

RYAN COMPANIES Phoenix, AZ Project: DC Ranch Health Club + Spa

Project Engineer Intern $18 million_82,000 SF

May 2004 - Aug 2005

Responsibilities: RFI’s, submittals, change orders, pre-bid packages, QA/QC, project closeout Project Engineer Intern

BECK GROUP Pasadena, CA Project: Coca-Cola WWTP

$10 million_0.10 MGD

May 2003 - Aug 2003

Responsibilities: RFI’s, pre-bid packages, document control, field quality control, site supervision

TECHNICAL ABILITY Revit AutoCAD

Adobe InDesign Abode Illustrator

Adobe Premier Adobe Photoshop

Rhino 5 V-Ray

Digital Project Master Cam

Primavera MS Office

Grasshopper Ecotect


SELECTED WORKS


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1 MANUFACTURING AG GRADUATE STUDIO 2009

7 CIVIC FRICHE EXHIBITION 2010

13 WAR WITHIN A BREATH THESIS PROPOSAL 2012

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BOOKS TO BRICKS GRADUATE STUDIO 2010

GO! DETROIT GRADUATE STUDIO 2011

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R.D.R.P. RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2011

CIVIC FRICHE PUBLICATION 2010

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POLAR OPPOSITION DIGITAL FABRICATION 2010

RUST BELT DIGITAL FABRICATION 2010

THE BETA MOVEMENT INSTALLATION 2011

GENERAL MANIFOLD INSTALLATION 2011

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CHRP PROFESSIONAL 2007

MAJESTIC WIND PROFESSIONAL 2008

CAMELBACK RANCH PROFESSIONAL 2009

APS DVN-1 PROFESSIONAL 2011

CIVIC FRICHE RESEARCH 2010

12 LOOSE FIT INSTALLATION 2011

18 BUSCHE RESIDENCE PROFESSIONAL 2006 - 2013


MANUFACTURING AGRICULTURE


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STUDIO PROPOSAL DETROIT, MI 14 ACRE ARABLE STEEL FRAME + GLASS CRAIG BORUM

Addressing the need to provide the people of Detroit with fresh produce, the Agricultural Manufacturing Complex applies large scale industrial process to the popular notion of urban farming. As Detroit attempts to re-invent the manner in which it exists in today’s post-Fordist America, this project presents a possible path to that re-invention by providing the downtown area with an environmentally sustainable model for industrial growth.

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1ST YEAR GRADUATE STUDIO


BOOKS TO BRICKS

DIGITAL LIBRARY


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STUDIO PROPOSAL CHICAGO, IL 1.5 MILLION BOOKS RECYCLED PAPER BLOCK GLENN WILCOX

Sited in Wicker Park, Chicago, Books to Bricks seeks to give unwanted works of literature a new life through digitization and brick making. As books are brought to the facility through systematic ‘weeding’, the library itself expands allowing increased space for social programming. Each brick produced would contain legible remnants of the books consumed to make them, creating a lasting memorial to paper literature throughout the structure of the library.

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1ST YEAR GRADUATE STUDIO


GO! DETROIT


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STUDIO PROPOSAL DETROIT, MI 0.5 ACRE BRICK + CONCRETE CHRISTIAN UNVERZAGT

Go! seeks to connect existing recreational paths, parks, and marinas by using the vacant Globe Building as the site for a central recreation hub. Venders would have the opportunity to serve local Detroiters in small booths set-up along various pathways within the vast expanse of the Globe. Summer programs such as running, biking, and kayaking would give way to winter programs such as skiing, snowmobiling, and ice skating- providing year round use and activity.

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2ND YEAR GRADUATE STUDIO


RAPID DEPLOYABLE RETAIL PAVILION


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RESEARCH PROPOSAL DETROIT, MI 36 cu. ft. > 587 cu. ft. ALUMINUM + FABRIC NAHYUN HWANG

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The Rapid Deployable Retail Pavilion embraces the ideals of excess and ephemerality by expanding from a highly mobile 3’x3’x4’ cube into a 9’x9’x7.25’ rigid pavilion through a technique of rotational expansion. The RDRP is ideal for retailers who want to place their store at the exact point of demand without waiting for permits, electrical hook-up, or structure assembly. Project being developed for Imaging Detroit fall 2012.

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3RD YEAR GRADUATE RESEARCH PROPOSAL


CIVIC FRICHE PUBICATION


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AUTHOR PARIS, FRANCE CIVIC FRICHE ZINE 2 ARTICLES + PHOTOS. PAPER

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Civic Friche explores emergent urbanities, architectural salvage and the cultivation of non-authoritarian space-making. Civic Friche is a research initiative launched at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Spring 2010. The project explores radical and alternative modes of architectural reuse and emergent urbanity focusing on post-industrial regions within France and Belgium. Zine published in Fall 2010.

JOURNAL PUBLICATION


CIVIC FRICHE RESEARCH

LE PASS

FRAMERIES, WALOON REGION, BELGIUM JEAN NOUVEL & LAURENT NIGET 35 MILLION EUROS


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STUDENT RESEARCHER FRAMERIES, BELGIUM CIVIC FRICHE ABONDONED COAL MINE ANYA SIROTA

In 1997 the abandoned Crachet Piquery coal mine in Frameries, Belgium was chosen as the site for a scienceadventure park in order to spark economic and academic stimulation in the depressed Waloon region through local governemnt and E.U. funding. ‘Le Pass’, designed by Jean Nouvel and Laurent Niget, officially opened in 2001. Tension, however, between the history of the site and present program continues to incite feeling of hope and resentment among local residents. The challenge is now rests with how to make that tension something positive for the people and the region.

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SERVICES 71.8%

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LE PASS OPEN TO PUBLIC 2000-PRESENT

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CRACHET PIQUERY IS CHOSEN AS A SITE FOR TECHNICAL STUDIES

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SALES/OFFICE 24.2%

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CIVIC FRICHE EXHIBITION


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CONSTRUCTION MANAGER ANN ARBOR, MI CIVIC FRICHE 450 SF 1/4� MDF + PAPER MODELS

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Shown in the TCAUP Gallery, the Civic Friche exhibition showcased the seven research sites which the initiative focused upon during the travel course. Projects included the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Aveole 14 in St. Nazire, Belle de Mai in Marseilles, Cite du Design in Saint Etienne, Lu Factory in Nantes, Le Channel in Calais, and Le Pass in Frameries, Belgium. Each project was given a color-coded strip of gallery space which contained a CNC routed luan map of their specific region, a photo gallery, a student-built scale model, and a research book.

EXHIBITION


POLAR OPPOSITION


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TYPE: DIGITAL FABRICATION SIZE: 2’ x 2’ x 5’ BUDGET: $150.00 MATERIAL: ACRYLIC + WOOD CRITIC: KATHY VELIKOV Polar Opposition was created as a comparative analysis regarding performative and visual aspects of materiality. Designed using standard set of trapizoidal geometries, the project used a variation of tensegrity to lock each trapezoid into one another via a steel cable running down the spine of the entire aggregate. Arms spiral outwards in patterns which ensures each geometry maintains a stable center of gravity, while the trapezoids themselves become smaller as the arms exert a greater moment upon the base.

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DIGITAL FABRICATION


RUST BELT


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DIGITAL FABRICATION 4’-0” x 2’-0” x 3’-0” $500.00 24 GAUGE STEEL MACIEJ KACZYNSKI

Through the use of scripting, our research focused on the fabrication of doubly curved surface geometry by aggregating steel elements into a self supporting structure. Aspects of the system explored includes methods of connection, aggregate shape, and the ways in which support could be inherently grafted into the overall geometry. Work completed in partnership with Bob Bradfield, Mark Meier, and Clay Montgomery.

Fabrication Layout 5- 4’x4’ sheets_ 24 gauge steel 3

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DIGITAL FABRICATION


THE BETA MOVEMENT


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INSTALLATION WuHO GALLERY - L.A. 1,500 sf WOOD FRAME + 1/4� MDF ANYA SIROTA/AKOAKI

Sited on the Hollywood Walk-of-Fame, The Beta Movement acts as a grand-scale temporary self-propagating photomaton, inviting tourists and Angelinos inside for their own red carpet momentlocal connections. Stars are plucked from the sidewalk in front of the gallery and launched through a series of frames. Project completed in collaboration with Anya Sirota, Jean Louis,. and Steven Christiansen. Work exhibited Spring 2011.

ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION


GENERAL MANIFOLD


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INSTALLATION CHELSEA, MI 80,000 sf WOOD FRAME + 1/4” MDF ANYA SIROTA/AKOAKI

General Manifold is an immersive architectural environment installed in the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory in Chelsea, Michigan. A mysterious magenta void is carved from the perceived solid of the factory’s central space, generating a site of geometric complexity, chromatic contrast, and optical distortion. Project completed in collaboration with Anya Sirota, Jean Louis,. and Steven Christiansen. Work exhibited Fall 2011.

ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION


LOOSE FIT


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INSTALLATION GRAND RAPIDS, MI 26’ x 27’ x 11’ FOLDED PETG PLASTIC MONICA PONCE de LEON

LooseFit explores the tension between contemporary use of digital technology with techniques of folding. Tapering skins of multilayered, membrane-like-structures create space, inviting bodies to move through from end to end. The precision of digitally guided cuts are in contrast to the imprecision of the hand, and geometry gives way to the structure’s own weight which turns it into a soft body. The project is the culmination of Monica Ponce de Leon’s work on the impact of digital technology on understanding the craft and was completed in collaboration with students and faculty from the University of Michigan.

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ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION


WAR WITHIN A BREATH

ROUGE RIVER WORKER’S CLUB

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HEALTH EFFECT CARCINOGEN

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GASTROINTESTINAL

Located on Fordson Island in the center of Detroit’s industrial heart, the Rouge River Workers’ Club seeks to filter local toxic conditions in a fashion which renders both pollutants and inhabitants visible within a structure which provides a safe place for human occupation. As the building will act as a giant air to water filtration system, the effects of that filtration process will be made legible on the limestone exterior of the building, providing a degree of visibility to otherwise invisible hazardous particulates. For the workers, the club will contain places of recreation, vocational training, triage, and assembly. These programmatic elements will provide a space to satisfy the needs of industrial life in a system that places the welfare of industry over that of the individual who serves it.

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AIRBORNE TOXIN MANGANESE

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THESIS PROPOSAL DETROIT, MI 95,000 SF LIMESTONE + WATER ANCA TRANDAFIRESCU

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THESIS PROPOSAL


CHANDLER HEIGHTS RECHARGE PROJECT


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PROJECT ENGINEER CHANDLER, AZ $30 MILLION 120 ACRES ICF, CMU, DIRT & WATER

The City of Chandler desired to create a public project which could make use of the excess capacity of its waste water treatment plants. Using a series of pumps and retention basins, the Chandler Heights Recharge Project utilized treated waste water to create natural riparian preserves while replenishing the existing underground aquifer. Coupled with hiking trails, a six-acre man made lake, and an education center, CHRP allows local residents to experience the way in which water is cyclically placed back into the ecosystem. A 80,000 sf police substation was also constructed on site as a way to bring public transparency to local law enforcement.

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Waste water is gravity fed to retention basins allowing water to naturally filter back into underground aquifer. Natural riparian preserves are created at each retention basin.

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Vertical turbine pump draws filtered water up 500 feet from underground aquifer to fill six-acre man made lake.

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Police Substation Environmental Education Center Shade Structures

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


MAJESTIC WIND FARM


ROLE: LOCATION: BUDGET: SIZE: MATERIAL: REINFORCED FIBERGLASS BLADES NOSE CONE WITH INTEGRATED PITCH CONTROL

FIBERGLASS NACELLE WITH 1.5MW GENERATOR AND YAW CONTROL

SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER AMARILLO, TX $35 MILLION 79.5 MW STEEL + FIBERGLASS

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Though many understand the need for wind energy, few have experienced what it takes to make these projects a reality. The Majestic Wind Farm pushed the limits of endurance requiring the placement of fifty-three 300’ 1.5MW GE turbines within a five month duration. Beyond the turbines themselves, the project consisted of a high voltage sub station, M&O building, road improvements and a new underground electrical infrastructure. Total capacity of Majestic totaled 79.5MW, enough to power about 500 homes.

METEOROLOGICAL TOWER

TOWER SECTION 3

TOWER SECTION 2

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600V TO 34.5KV DIRECT CURRENT TRANSFORMER DTA CONTROL CENTER

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


CAMELBACK RANCH SPRING TRAINING


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PROJECT ENGINEER GLENDALE, AZ $90 MILLION 120 ACRES STEEL + PRE-CAST CONC.

A joint venture between the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, and City of Glendale, Camelback Ranch consists of 13 practice fields, two major league clubhouses, minor league complexes for each team, and a 13,000 seat primary stadium. Box seats are located in a raised steel structure clad in naturally rusted mild steel. Support buildings and the minor league clubhouses were completed using pre-cast concrete designed to blend into the surrounding desert ecology. A man made lake acts as a retention pond for irrigation.

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APS DVN-1 COMMAND CENTER


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ARCHITECT INTERN PHOENIX, AZ $30 MILLION’ 80,000 SF BLOCK + ZINC CLADDING

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Gensler partnered with local Arizona utility APS to create a cutting edge command and control center from the shell of an abandoned slump block warehouse just outside downtown Phoenix. Dramatic incisions were made to both the skin and roof of the building to allow natural lighting deep within the space while a solar array shade canopy provided alternative means of power for the facility. Additions to the warehouse are cladded in zinc panels to add a contemporary aesthetic to the exterior, while ribbons of orange glass lighten the interior in contrast to the heavy precast concrete structure that remains in place.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


BUSCHE RESIDENCE


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ROLE: DESIGNER LOCATION: FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ BUDGET: $725,000 SIZE: 6,500 sq. ft. MATERIAL: ICF + WOOD FRAMING Located in the Sonoran Desert, the Busche Residence is a duplex housing complex with an additional RV garage, standalone office and single bedroom apartment. ICF construction provides increased insulation while deep balcony overhangs protect southern views to the natural arroyo beyond. A central exterior courtyard creates a sense of community between the two units.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



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