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DESIGN AND WORKS BY GRACE FERRIS


CONTENTS


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B I O / R ES U M E

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P R O F ES S I O N A L W O R K

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C O L L E G I AT E W O R K

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P ERSO N AL WO R K

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ART WO R K

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G R ACE

As a 7 year old, touring Frank Lloyd Wrights Taliesen West Complex, I found myself captivated by the architecture that I was expereicneing. From that day forward, I emmersed myself in the creative world and took my passion to the collegiate level to pursue architecture as a career. My colligate years and professional experience have inspired me to achieve beautification of space through functional solutions. This portfolio is a complelation of design and works by myself.

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O F ES S I O N A L W O R K


DWYER ARCHITECTURAL November 2018 - Present

HEALTHCARE

URMC - 7-3600 Renovation •Developed Fee Proposal •Designed new nurse station •Responsible for all drafting on Construction Documents, performed a code analysis URMC - Strong Vision at Collegetown Expansion into adjacent unit •Drafting effort on Construction Documents •Aided in the design and configuration of an interior ADA ramp URMC - Dermatology at Collegetown Retrofit of existing grocery store •Completed field work to document existing conditions •Drafting effort on Construction Documents •Attended site visit to oversee progress URMC - Operating Room 7 & 12 Renovation and Expansion •Attended multiple owner / user meetigns to discuss the Design Development •Drafting effort on Construction Documents •Designed multiple configurations to accomodate surgical equiptment •Pioneered BIM Modeling in the Rochester Office with our CAD software to give clients a rough idea of the new spacial layout URMC - Operating Room 20 & 25 Renovation and reconfigureation of space •Attended multiple owner / user meetings to discuss the progress of the project as it entered the CA phase URMC - Ambulatory Care Facility - 3rd Floor Renovation •Drafting effort on Construction Documents URMC - Emergency Department South Renovation and Expansion •Drafting effort on Construction Documents •Prepared documents for CON submission URMC - 4-1600 Renovation •Drafting effort on Construction Documents •Developed architectrual sketches and issued multiple Information Bulitiins

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URMC - 7-1600 Renovation •Drafting effort on Construction Documents •Attended multiple coordiation meetings, and user group meetings to discuss coordination and progress to get the patients and users back into their floor on a fast - tracked schedule Finger Lakes Community Health - Life Care Renovation •Drafting effort on Construction Documents in order to bring the facility to Article 28 •Prepared documents for CON submission URMC - Webster Opthamology Renovation •Generated multiple bubble diagrams in the Schematic Design phase •Drafting effort on Construction Documents URMC - Emergency Department North Renovation and Expansion •Drafting effort on Construction Documents • Designed color renderings of elevation options of the ambulance entrance

RESIDENTIAL

Spiegel Residence Low Energy New Build •Drafting effort on Construction Documents •Researched and compared an analysis of high effeciency window solutions Kemp’s Residence Addition to Exisiting House •Performed field work to document exisiting conditions • Input exisitng condiitons into CAD •Met with client to discuss design soluitions •Prepared presentations of renderings for client to visualize design solutions •Drafting effort on Construction Documents


young + wright ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION: K-12 May 2017 - November 2018

Grand Island School DIstrict Elementary / Middle / High School Capital Outlay • Participated in heavy field work for measurments and documenting exisitng conditions • Drafting effort on Construction Documents • Aided in the design for a custom window film for privacy on the curtian wall that separates the computer room and library.

Maryvale School District Elementary / Middle / High School Capital Outlay • Participated in heavy field work for measurments and documenting exisitng conditions • Drafting effort on Construction Documents • Completed SHPO applications for each school • Designed posters for the public vote *pictured below*

Lancaster School District Middle / High School Capital Improvement • Participated in heavy field work for measurments and documenting exisitng conditions, spe cifically in the auditorum and library • Drafting effort on Construction Documents • Aided in the design for the librarian desk • Attended coordination meeting between engineers and contractors • Completed SHPO applications for the schools involved in renovation RCSD – North Clinton Capital Improvement Project •Attended a site visit for a punchlist walkthrough Honeoye School District Roof Project • Drafting effort on Construction Documents Depew School District Capital Outlay Project • Developed design options for secure entrance • Completed SHPO applications for each school • Drafting effort on Construction Documents for this multi-phase project • Site Visit for field work, and meetings with owner • Conducted research on security films for window treatments

EDUCATION: HIGHER ED

SUNY Brockport Erie 1 Boces Roof ReplaceTment Window Replacement Project •Drafting effort on Construction Documents using Revit for detail drawings • Drafting effort on Construction Documents • Generated multiple window details based on existing conditions and a new system that was Finger Lakes Community College - Geneva Campus to be installed Server Room Renovation •Set up Construction Documents and generated project specific details

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YOUNG + WRIGHT ARCHITECTRURAL MAY 2017 - NOVEMBER 2018


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Third Floor

THE OPTICAL INCUBATOR FOR REASEARCH AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Site Plan

EVAPORATIVE COOLING As water pours over the ledge of the water feature, it will pass through a strainer before dripping onto a porous pad. As hot, dry air passes through the moist pad, it releases cool, humid air.

C O N C E P T S T A T E M E N T A triangle is a commonly recognized shape whether one is familiar with optics, or not. Optics also make up optical illusions. A common optical illusion, the Penrose triangle, symbolizes impossibility in its purest form. A building design derrived from this principle would apprear simple at first glance, but complex upon inspection.

GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM Using the earths natural temperatures, water is funneled through tubes in a closed-loop system to heat and cool the building. In the winter the Earth naturally heats the cold water and in the summer it does the opposite.

Second Floor

First Floor

PROJECT BRIEF The Optical Applied Research Incubator is a living building that facilitates optical engineering applied research. The focus of this building is to develop new or/and improved products derived from optical engineering such as fiber optic cables, and medical equipment. The building hosts an atrium space that uses cutting edge sustainable design features, to help create an environment that is inspiring and refreshing. Planking this 3,000 s.f. atrium is a 5,000 s.f. laboratory space, 2,300 s.f. of office space, support spaces and mechanical spaces for a total of 25,000 s.f.

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COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO

SPRING 2019


PROGRAM

Fifth Floor

THE CHELSEA BLOCK BUILDING Fourth Floor

Owned by the local hospital, Mount Sinai, the Chelsea Block building will consit of three comoponeents; Urgent Care, Residence, and a Public connection to the High Line. The Urgent Care facility will incorpirate cutting-edge design solutions, such as low-acuity exam rooms, to more effeciently serveice it s patients. The apartment units are designed ot incoporate a lifestyle centered around wellness, effortlessthrough its structural elements. The public connection to the highline will replace existing underdesigned staris, and redefine the standard of what an entry sequence to the High Line should consit of. The angeled staris prepare teh user to escape the concrete jungle of the built environment surrounding them, and transofrm them to a new diemntion of New York City. The organic feel brought bu the vegitation and materials is unique to tht e High Line, and this bulding captures its essence.

C O N C E P T S T A T E M E N T The 10th and 20th Block Building is a mixeduse complex comprised of an Urgent Care Facility and residential apartments. The healthcare facility is designed to be bright and open, while still maintaining an intimate scale in patient rooms and offices. The apartments are designed to emphasize privacy while still allowing sunlight and natural ventilation to infiltrate the space. On the exterior, a shell made from recycled plastic wraps the glass facade. It acts as a passive cooling system by blocking the direct sunlight but still allowing fir ambient light to infiltrate the spaces. Residents have a private balcony space that captures views of the Chelsea neighborhood while protecting them from the natural elements and the noise of the surrounding built environment.

Third Floor

Second Floor

Apartment Design

High Line Design

Urgent Care Reception

High Line Design

First Floor

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URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

FALL 2018


THE CHEVROLET BUILDING

HISTORY The building located on 200 East Ave was constructed in the early 1900’s. It was a simple brick and mortar building that “was not worth a second glance,” until Maynard W. Hallman purchased it. He started his building during the Great Depression. After purchasing the building he invested $60,000 into a complete remodel. That is approximately $1,056,531.43 in 2018. The building was given the black glace facade with aluminum trim, neon clock and signage, and the signature arched glas window. On the interior he added a fireplace and multiple chandeliers. After over 50 years of the estabislhment being dedicated to Chevrolet, it sat vacant. The city of Rochester purhcaed it and it was determined a Landmark. In 2000, SPot Coffe opened and has flourished ever since. In 2011, the building was split in two (inside) and it became home to Bubble Fusion, aswell. From college students to the elderly, many people have fond memories of this building. It has become a crutial

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PRESENT CHALLENGES

FUTURE SOLUTIONS

Comunity & Site The current comminity surrounding SPoT coffee is vibrant and full of life. This establishment is located just a block away from Eastman School of Music, and right in the middle of the East End’s Jazz and Art Scene. Signage While the signage that is currently on display, does not do it justice, it does pays some homage to the original building’s character. The “Super Service” clock is an intrigal part of the 1930’s addition, that still stands, in all its glory, today.

Comunity & Site Because of the Eastman School of Music being so close in vicinity, it makes sence to incorporate an educational function into this space. This could potentially invite another scource of income for this establishment. Signage Because the present day signage does ot show the building as it was in its Chevrolet showroom days, it is recomended that the Chevrolet sign be restored. “Seasongs Greetings” would be displayed during the winter as it was in the past. Lighting The street lighting need and update to a more era appropriate fixture, that seemlessly flows with the building’s aesthetic.

Lighting The street lighting does not compliment the 1930’s vibe of the building. There is no exterior uplighting. And the neon Chevrolet signs are not lit up. Landscaping In the summer, The present Chevrolet building does have some potted plants that are brought outdoors to soften the exterior. It is lacking street trees and shrubery. There is parking infront of the building. Facade The facade is almost identical to the original. Minor changes have been made. There is some noticable weathering on the black glass.

Landscaping East Ave will undergo a road diet to extend the sidewalk by about five feet. This will alow room for street landscabing to create a barrier between the road and the building. Facade The facade will be freshened up with replacement / a cleaning of the black glass tiles.


HISTORIC PRESERVATION STUDIO SPRING 2018


DELVE INTO HAMMONDSPORTS HISTORY...

Rendering of Entrance GALLERY LOOKING SOUTH

C O N C E P T S T A T E M E N T When one takes a trip on a plane, they enter the plane, look out the window, and they leave their problems on the ground. This concept is possible in this design. The idea that the designer is the pilot and the user is the passenger. As the user is brought into the GALLERY space, its path of travel is stratigically guided by ramps to LOOKING limit the users need to make desicions. The “passengers”, SOUTH if you will, are able to slip into a space where they are completley invested in the museum material because they have left all of their problems on earth.

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First Floor

Second Floor

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

GALLERY LOOKING EAST

The Glenn Curtiss Museum is a space that honors the life of Glenn Curtiss, and the history of Hammondsport, NY. Located at the South-end of Keuka Lake, this museum will give locals and tourists an opportunity to delve into a piece of Hammondsport’s history. The building rectiliniar building is clad with local found wood incoprotate the surrounding nature of the building. The Gallery Building and the Restoration Shop is clad with a dark aluminum rain guard. Skylights are used to eliminate the harmful UV rays from the sun on the museum artifacts, while still allowing natrual light in the space. One of the most important elements of the building its ability to accomidate many uses. In the heart of the rectiliniar Main Building, there is a multi-use space that serves many functions of the building such as a theater, a temporary gallery, an lecture space, and a reception area. The flexi bility of this space allows for the museum to have many opportunites to generate resources, while also maintining adaptive reusibility.


GLENN CURTISS MUSEUM

FALL 2017


CENTRO DELL’ ARTE IN VISTA Rendering

C O N C E P T S T A T E M E N T The existential contemplation of whether all events only occur once, or are in eternal reoccurrence gives meaning to our actions. Depending on which you believe determines a currency of lightness or weightiness that we apply to our actions. The use of heavy materials such as concrete, stone, and brick represent the ‘weightiness’ while materials such as glass and foliage represent the ‘lightness’ of being. The building is interrupted with a courtyard that is surrounded by a colonnade that acts as the ‘purgatory’ between the interior and exterior, or ‘weight’ and ‘lightness’.

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First Floor

Ground Floor

PROJECT DESCRIPTION “The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously the image of life’s most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of a burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into the heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then tshall we choose? Weight or lightness?” The Unbearable Lightens of Being // Mila Kundra


ZEMH Back of House

Living Room / Kitchen

C O N C E P T S T A T E M E N T With two roof slopes that oppose each other angularly, this design will allow for optimal conditions that ensures the maximum amount of natural light to infiltrate areas of high traffic in this house. This will also permit solar panels and solar water heaters to have the maximum exposure to sunlight throughout the day, thus reducing energy costs. The design of the roof system allows the air circulation and cross ventilation to operate as a passive cooling system. Roof overhangs provide optimal shading in accordance to the seasons. Five modular components work in conjunction to execute this design solution creating a Zero Energy Modular Home.

INCOR ORATED TECHNOLOGIES

Site Plan

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This home incorporates modern technologies that reduce energy consumption and costs. The photovoltaic system is able to be produced by local company, Dow Corning. The grid system absorbs the sun’s energy and converts it to an energy that can be used to fulfill household needs. The roof and exterior walls are made of Structurally Insulated Panels, which are durable, energy efficient, and cost effective.


ZERO ENERGY MODULAR HOME

SPRING 2017


ZEMH

Stair Seats

Covered Seating

C O N C E P T S T A T E M E N T The Alfred State Commons is a centrally located space on campus that is used for gathering, instruction, navigation, and relaxation. The redesign of this area would elevate the atmosphere of the college. This handicap accessible, technologically interactive design would appeal to prospective students, while giving currently enrolled students a campus that would provide more opportunities of social and academic engagement. PROGRAM Alfred State Common’s is one of the most outstanding areas on campus that is in desperate need of renovation for it’s lack of appropriate accommodation for the handicapped demographic, and its lack of a central gathering space. As a design solution, it is proposed that a walkway, void of steps, that extends the spine of the campus – from the Science Engineering Technology building to the Student Leadership Center. To remedy the problem of an under designed campus center, we recommend putting a strong focus on the heart of the campus. A convenient coffee shop / materials store would better serve the students and faculty by providing them with a relaxing atmosphere that takes full advantage of the view of Alfred’s valley. The new addition to the campus would connect SET to the EJ. Brown Business hall. The first part of this renovation would be the beginning steps in connecting all of the buildings on campus.

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Site Plan


ALFRED STATE COMMONS GRACE FERRIS & STEVE MIGNOLI | SPRING 2016


STACKED Elevation

Second Floor Plan

PROGRAM This home made of two shipping containers, stacked, provides a temporary living solutiion for a family of three, per the program. It includes two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room. The rooftop trellis has shelves to support a garden, so the family can provide their own food during this time of need. The shipping containers are offset for optimal sunlight on the garden, while still maintaining privacy in the bedroom area.

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First Floor Plan


SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE GRACE FERRIS | FALL 2016


THE BUNGALO

Elevation

C O N C E P T S T A T E M E N T This is a contemporary lamp design that would add the perfect touch in a hotel, residential, or lobby space. It will bring a particular aesthetic to a room with its curves and texture. The metallic shimer reflects light. It is designed to hold and LED Edison bulb to achieve its full aesthetic. The deisng of this light fixture is inspired by an eclectic style. It is a decorative light fixture that will allow the designer to reinforce a modern, yet playful design concept.

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Residential Wet bar Fall 2019

HOME PROJECT For this project, I designed and rendered for a special client - my mother. She came to me explaining the lack of ease her kitchen provides when it comes to entertaining. The largest problem area is the congestion that occurs at the doorway to the dining room and where the refrigerator is located. To resolve that, I proposed removing the current pantry, increasing the alcove in the wall and moving the refrigerator to that location. An underutilized corner of the room was a current cabinet that I envisioned transformed into a wet bar. A small sink, and new beverage cooler, and shelving would give the space just enough magic to enhance the entire functionality of this kitchen by creating a new surface for entertaining. New appliances, and freshened up finishes add a modern flare to this colonial house. White subway tile and white counter tops give an airy feeling while the butchers block counter-top and slate tile add earthy elements., really encapsulating my mothers style.

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ART WO R K


sketches + Paintings

^sketch ink spring 2018

^sketch ink spring 2018

^sketch ink spring 2018

>sketch ink spring 2018

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sketches + Paintings

^sketch ink spring 2018

^sketch ink + watercolor spring 2018

^sketch ink spring 2018

>rendering charcoal + lead spring 2018

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sketches + Paintings

^sketch lead fall 2014

^drawing charcoal + lead spring 2015

^sketch ink fall 2014

>painting acrylic spring 2014

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photography

^st. peters basilica the Vatican city spring 2018

^walt disney concert hall los angeles, u.s.a. winter 2016

^beinekle library yale university spring 2017

>christ church cathedral dublin, ireland spring 2019

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THANK YOU I’M READY TO WORK WITH YOU

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