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Perspectives Dallas Tate Gray

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Dallas Tate Gray Undergraduate Portfolio - 2014 University of Minnesota Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDA) Email:

gray0239@umn.edu

Phone:

612.751.8125

Address:

13663 Riverview Drive Elk River, MN 55330


Selected Works

Piranesi Print 01

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Hybrid Drawing 02

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Jellyfish Drawing 03

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Knot to Volume 04

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Case Study House 05

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Professional Work 06

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Personal Work 07

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Piranesi Print

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Starting with an 8.5”x11” print of an etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, from his series Carceri d’Invenzione, the print was mounted onto a 22”x30” piece of Cold Press paper, which we then had to imagine and draw a continuation of his prison space. The goal was to mimic his style for drawing materials and shadow, as well as adapting his unique style of having multiple vanishing points. The final drawing was done with India ink pens and should be seen as a seamless extension of the original print of Plate X - Prisoners on a Projecting Platform. Drawing inspiration from the decking and railing in the original print the concept for the drawing was to imagine the deepest bowels of the prison, which has water slowly flooding the space. Term: Fall 2010 Instructor: Associate Professor Arthur Chen Method: Hand Drawing (Ink on Cold Pres Paper)

Starting Print

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In Progress

In Progress


Full Final Drawing

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Hybrid Drawing

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As the final project of the Design Fundamentals II studio, this work was completed with a partner and was a complex series of drawings that were all inter-connected on four sheets of 24� x 30� paper. The final piece required the inclusion of several types of drawings, including axonometric, plan, perspective, and detail drawings, all of which needed to be connected to two additional drawings. Our focus for this project was to look at the compression of the stair space as it moved upward in Rapson Hall. It starts out as an open and broad area in the lowest level, yet gets tighter and more concentric as the stair moves up to the third floor, essentially folding onto itself. Term: Spring 2008 Instructor: Associate Professor John Comazzi Assistant Professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla Method: Hand Drafting (Graphite on Cold Pres Paper)

Detail of My Work

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Detail of My Work

Photo Collage


Full Hybrid Drawing (Including Partner’s Work)

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Jellyfish Drawing

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Studying Daniel Caster’s drawings of Berlage’s Exchange, the focus of the project was to mimic the style used to render a perspective drawing so the exterior surface was transparent and revealed the structure within, akin to the skin of a jellyfish. Work started with documenting a complex Renaissance building, in this case Francesco Borromini’s Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in elevation, section, and plan, with the final drawing being the jellyfish perspective. My attention was spent focused on the curved facade of courtyard rather than the large dome above. Given the wrapping nature of the double loggia I chose a single-point perspective to better illustrate the interior feeling of this outdoor space. Term: Fall 2009 Instructor: Associate Professor Ozayr Saloojee Method: Hand Drawing (Graphite on Cold Press Paper)

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Plan

Elevation

Section


Jellyfish Perspective

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Knot to Volume

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Starting off with a double overhand knot the task was to create a physical volume that represented this specific knot. The first step was to illustrate the knot as a wire frame model, then to turn this wire form into a volumetric mass. This new volume was then shown as a series of diagrams demonstrating the shadows that would be cast by the model. The final step was to build an egg-crate structure model of the designed volume out of a thick paper board. Throughout this process the focus was not on the physical knot itself but on the process of tying this knot. The wire model was meant to capture the motion required to tie the knot, and the volume then furthered this concept, exaggerating certain motions of the knot tying process. The largest areas of the volume represent the most animated portion of the knot tying, where as the smallest portions of the volume represent the least animate parts of the process.

Wire Frame Model

Term: Spring 2008 Instructor: Associate Professor John Comazzi Assistant Professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla Method: Wire Frame Model, Egg Crate Model

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Double Overhand Knot

Plan Shadows

Axonometric Shadows


Study Model

Volume Model

Volume Model

Volume Model

Volume Model

Volume Model

Volume Model

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Case Study House

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Given the 1950 Case Study House, designed by Raphael Soriano, as the precedent for the project, the intention was to find a characteristic that was unique to the building, and to create a series of diagrams showcasing this inherent trait. After this discovery and diagramming phase an addition was designed for the house that continued the themes previously documented, with this addition being diagramed in the same manner as before. The CAD work was done in the program Rhino, with the line work then exported and enhanced in Adobe Illustrator. The following work is meant to show the adaptability and various levels of openness that can be achieved within the house, which is due to the formal grid of structural columns paired with a number of moveable walls which act like a ribbon flowing throughout the house. The diagrams show the separate systems of the house, including the fixed vs. moveable walls and the structural vs. nonstructural elements. The addition continued this theme by adding a guest suite off of the patio of the house, which is connected via a courtyard that is bound by the extended row of structural columns. A secondary theme that was found within the house was the strategic placement of roof voids, which was included in the addition over a larger and more formal patio space, as well as the opening placed over the courtyard.

Structural Elements

Term: Spring 2010 Instructor: Adjunct Assistant Professor Dan Clark Method: Rhino, Adobe Illustrator

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1950 Case Study House

Non-Structural Elements


House Fully Open

House Fully Open With New Addition

House Fully Closed

House Fully Closed WIth New Addition

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Professional Work

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Working for TEA2 Architects I am tasked with contributing to all phases of a project, from schematic design through construction observation working directly under a senior project manager. This included laying out site contours, drafting plans, elevations, sections, electrical diagrams, drafting structural details and wall sections, and producing 3D models based off of these 2D drawings. The following work was produced from one project, an 8,000 square foot second home located in Northern Wisconsin. The design and concepts for this home were done by the project manager and principal architect, and all work is property of TEA2 Architects, shown with permission from the firm. My job as a team member on this project was to aid in the CAD drafting in Bentley Microstation, which included site contouring, wall sections, foundation plans, floor plans, exterior elevations and doing all 3D modeling work for the project, which was modeled in SketchUp then exported to Bentley Microstation for final rendering. All CAD work was done collaboratively with the project manager, while all 3D work was done solely by me. Years: 2011-2014 Principal Architect: Dan Nepp Project Manager: Colby Mattson Method: Bentley Microstation, SketchUp

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Site Plan Excerpt

Wall Section

Wall Section


Foundation Plan

West Elevation

First Floor Plan

East Elevation

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Exterior Rendering

Exterior Rendering

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Exterior Rendering

Exterior Rendering


Interior Rendering

Interior Rendering

Interior Rendering

Interior Rendering

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Personal Work

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Graffiti has long been an area of intense interest for me, both aesthetically and socially, and is something that I have studied and followed for several years. This interest in graffiti has had a strong impact on my personal artistic work, some of which directly mimic the graffiti art style while others just show subtle influences. The following is a selection of personal projects done across a range of mediums. They include a pen and marker drawing, commissioned paintings on canvas, and several drawings done with India ink. One over arching theme that I try to include in my work is the feeling of movement and motion. Through the use of sweeping curved shapes, vibrant colors, and eccentric background patterns I try to convey animation in the static pieces. While two of pieces were commissioned and paid for by a private party, the rest were done solely for my own enjoyment, often as a means to pass the time during overseas deployments while I was Staff Sergeant enlisted in the United States Air Force.

Commissioned Painting

Years: 2009-2014 Method: Marker, Acrylic Paint, India Ink

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Marker Drawing

Commissioned Painting


Ink and Graphite Drawing

Ink Drawing

Ink Drawing

Self Portrait

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