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DESIGN PORTFOLIO MATTHEW AZPILICUETA
CURRICULUM VITAE Matthew Azpilicueta EXPERIENCE
01.12 - 10.12
Working closely with a Graduate Professor in order to personally generate a replicable protocol for designing sustainable parks for target communities; while using primarily Sketch Up w/V-ray, AutoCAD, 3DS Max w/ Mental Ray Renderer, and Creative Suite software.
PROFILE My interest in Architecture is long standing as well as the knowledge I have obtained from my education, and my eclectic experiences that have led up to this point as an Architectural Renderer, Project Manager, and intake specialist; These experiences have provided me with an exceptional background in the practical aspects of design, landscape, and extensive interpersonal skills.
Valley Sidewalk Proposal Project
10.11 - 02.12
Worleyparsons For The Department Of Water and Power Inspector Specialist
Measure customer participation eligibility for the Weatherization Assistance Program to reduce energy use by up to 40%; Complete an assessment by conducting an inspection of clients residence. 09.10 - 01.11
Ray Keller Associates
Performed architectural renderings in 2D & 3D in an AutoCAD, Sketchup and Creative Suite environment to foster a more complete understanding of the projectâ€™s design solution prior to entering into the construction phase.
California State University of Northridge B.A. Urban Studies and Planning
Los Angeles Harbor College
06.07 - 9.10
AutoCAD Revit 3DS Max SketchUp [w/ VRAY] MS Office Adobe Creative Suite BILINGUAL: English/Spanish Model Building Craftsmanship TeamWork
Palisades Landscaping Project Manager
Comprise sustainable 3D Landscape Architectural designs for presentation to clients for review; Oversee various projectsâ€™ work-flow and budgeting.
AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS 2012 2010, 2011 2010, 2011, 2012 2010, 2011 2010, 2011
Publication: Valley Sidewalk Proposal Association of Environmental Professionals Los Angeles River Clean Up Program Pacoima Beautiful Project Deans Honor List
The Human Form
PACOIMA WASH: River Improvement Overlay Proposal
I-SHIFT APARTMENT COMPLEX: Sustainable Urban Planning Associated with Mass Transit
SKRILLEX: Music As Architecture
GRAPHIC BOARDS: Story Through Rules and Pictures
HABITATION UNIT: Human and Nature Interaction
CONTENT I - Shift Complex
Black Square Study
Pacoima Beautiful Project
Art And Other Work
XERISCAPE: Sustainable Landscape
1 APARTMENT CAGE
The bony frame formed by the ribs around the chest.
Each of the pair of organs situated within the rib cage, elastic sacs with branching passages into which air is drawn, so that oxygen can pass into the blood and carbon dioxide be removed.
A pear-shaped enlargement of the alimentary canal linking the esophagus to the small intestine.
CRATE STRUCTURE 2
I-SHIFT|APARTMENT COMPLEX Green design of shiftable shipping crate apartment complex. These apartments are located next to mass transit in a dense urban setting. Each apartment has a simple yet modern design. Two large windows on both ends of the crates allow plenty of sunlight/ City Light to flow through the apartment minimizing energy consumption. Each level of this 4 story structure provides plant life as well as seating areas for leisure with the intention of making the overall quality of life better for the residents. Each crate is shiftable. Upon permission and financial understanding with your neighbor, each apartment can detach from one location and can be attached to another section of the building.
2 SECTION 1 SECTION 2
03 | 04
KAZIMIR|MALEVICH “BLACK SQUARE”
My interpretation of Kashmir Malevichs “Black Square” as an Architectural form. This Painting sprung the Suprematist Movement in Russia. It was a movement based on feeling and void. In this case white represents feeling and the negative/black space is void.
P A C O I M A
W A S H :
RIVER IMPROVEMENT OVERLAY (RIO) PROPOSAL
The intent of this project was to (1) identify lack of public open space in Pacoima, (2) analyze three years of previously researched data, and (3) establish design guidelines and aerial maps for a River Improvement Overlay (RIO) project. The focus was a two mile segment from San Fernando Road to the Pacoima Spreading Grounds. Industrial Trucks In Neighborhood Streets
Auto Dismantlers in Pacoima
This project was intended to assist Pacoima Beautifulness's Pacoima Wash Vision Plan, outlining concepts for revitalizing the Pacoima Wash as a recreational amenity that includes bike and pedestrian trails and enhances connectivity to parks and open spaces such as the Angeles National Forest in the north East San Fernando Valley. Another purpose of this project was to encourage residents to utilize public spaces in their neighborhoods. Cumulative impacts from industries and highways in Pacoima create toxic environments in a region where 17% of residents are obese, 20% suffer from asthma, and 6% with diabetes. The existing 54 acres of park space in Pacoima misrepresents the needs of a community comprised of over 90,000 residents living within 7.14 square miles. Developing a riverfront along the Pacoima Wash alleviates what is considered a â€˜park poorâ€™ neighborhood, serves as a way to create connections between communities, and increases public access to natural resources.
T H R E E | Y E A R P R O C E S S:
LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES 100 90 80
Urban Greenscape Schools Pacoima Wash
TAKE A WALK
HAVE A PICNIC
GO TO A CONCERT
GO TO MOVIES
GO TO A PLAYGROUND
60 MOST DENSE
50 40 30 20 10 0
Percentage in Pacoima
Percentage outside of Pacoima
2008 INTERVIEW OUTCOMES
2010 WALKING TOUR OUTCOMES
2010 STUDENT WALKING PATHS
D E S I G N | G U I D E L I N E S: M O B I L I T Y
A C T I V I T I E S
∙All paths should be accessible for all users and lead to designated activity areas.
∙Develop walking paths along the wash to increase circulation and encourage walking for residents. ∙Increase pedestrian access from buildings and neighborhoods adjoining the River Greenway. ∙Paths are to consist of smooth, hard surfaces to encourage accessibility for strollers and wheelchairs.
∙Residents should have easy access to the Pacoima wash and its accompanying amenities.
∙Land along the Pacoima wash should accommodate additional bridges to connect residents, paths, and amenities on either side of the wash. ∙Existing bridges should be revitalized and increase accessibility for residents and commuters.
∙All entrances should be prominent and easily accessible. ∙All critical nodes and intersections should have entrances to the wash. ∙Signage should be prominent and near entrances. ∙Land along the Pacoima wash should include incorporate gateways.
CLASSIFICATION OF STREETS:
∙Principal Arterial Streets provide long distance, continuous routes within urban areas typically used by commercial trucks. ∙Minor Arterial Streets are continuous routes through urban areas used mostly for touring purposes. ∙Connector Streets gather traffic from local streets and deliver to and from arterial streets. ∙Local Streets are short in length, and frequently interrupted by traffic control devices. These streets are typically short in distance and cater to both residential and commercial zones.
∙Residents along the Pacoima Wash should have access to social activities.
∙Development along the Pacoima Wash should accommodate children’s playgrounds. ∙Benches should accompany playgrounds for parental supervision.
Development along the Pacoima Wash should contain street furniture.
Rest areas and benches along the wash will provide comfort and attraction to pedestrians.
∙Several designated picnic areas will outline the length of the wash and are to include tables, benches, and an outdoor grill.
Recycling and waste containers are should help reduce visible pollution and adhere to formal and informal sectors of recycling initiatives. Recycling and waste containers should be placed every 200 feet along paths and at critical nodes/intersections. Recycling and Waste Containers are to be located near activity areas especially picnic, community garden, and rest room facilities.
∙Residents should have access to a common community garden to interact with others, cultivate the land, and harvest crops. ∙A community garden should facilitate 20 or more plots with dimensions of 100 square feet for each plot.
∙Designated dog pocket-parks should accommodate pet owners and leash-free dogs. Athletic Recreation ∙Land along the Pacoima wash should accommodate the athletic needs of the community.
All rest rooms should be connected by paths or activity areas.
All paths and activity areas should include adequate lighting, ensuring visibility at night. Photovoltaic lighting should be encouraged as the main source of night visibility in the Pacoima wash. PUBLIC ART Public art, such as murals, mosaics, and sculptures, should be encouraged and introduced to the Pacoima RIO. All public art is to represent the character of Pacoima.
∙Given the limited space, parkways should facilitate soccer fields and basketball half-courts where space and accessibility is available.
All entrances should be well defined including signage, a bulletin announcing events, and a map of the many activities to be found in the RIO. Plaques should be installed to describe monuments and the history of Pacoima. Distance indicators should be visible on all paths.
∙Designated exercise areas should accommodate the fitness and health requirements for surrounding residents. ∙Youth friendly exercise stations should be included in the development of the Pacoima wash.
∙An outdoor skate park should be encouraged where space and accessibility is available.
Development of the Pacoima RIO should include comprehensive planting guidelines. Landscaping should be used to separate paths and distinguish activity areas. All landscape flora should consist of drought tolerant, native plants to conserve water and re-establish the character of the community. Water consuming trees are to be limited wherever possible and fruit producing trees are to be encouraged, especially near community garden locations. A native plant riverfront should support the migration patterns of species.
HABitation Unit: This space will be for a writer to escape from his/her regular life in an effort to concentrate on writing without any distractions. No electricity or plumbing of any kind is used. OCCUPATION: WRITER SPAN: 1 WEEK LIVING SPACE: 400 SF SLEEPING: 250 SF
SUN & MOON STUDY With no power source available the writer must adapt to utilizing the sun and moon as the only light source. Each walkway allows the writer to choose according to the time of day .
LEGEND M orning Light A fternoon Light
M oon Light
AFTERNOON SUN LIGHT
MORNING SUN LIGHT
Living Space Living Space Work Space
Glass Structure In-Tune with surroundings Inspiring Well Lit Open
Pathways 3rd Floor 2nd Floor 1st Floor
SITE: Lake Piru, AZ OBJECTIVE: Become one with nature... MISSION: Write a novel...
ART AND OTHER WORK
Residential â€˜xeriscapeâ€™ landscape implemented in Pacific Palisades, CA. A month earlier the house was burglarized due to an overgrown expensive landscape consisting of a large amount of shrubbery. The objective of this landscape was to take that existing area and transform it into an inexpensive open area; This would enable a clear street view to the residence which then makes it visible for neighborhood watch.
American Airlines (High Hopes)
Robie Residence (Little Red Door) Digital Photo
2WORDS: UNCOUTH | DEVASTATED Creating artboards with the words used above whilst constructing a plot with rules. Rules for each board consist of: Graphic layout of word alone Definition of word Imagery of word Short story Synonyms
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001. 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners. They flew two planes into the World Trade Centerâ€™s North and South towers and one into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shamksville, PA., killing all aboard...
The attacks left nearly 3,000 dead, more than 6,000 injured and an entire world changed
JADED AMPLE DISCONCERT Narcissistic Cannibal, by KORN ft. Skrillex Holding on im lost in a haze Fighting life till the end of my days Donâ€™t wanna be rude, but i have to Nothings good about the hell you put me through I just need to look around, see the life that has come unbound And youâ€™re so cynical, Narcissistic Cannibal
THE HUMAN FORM ‘’The Human Form, simple yet subtly complex, always present yet hidden, expose your vision’’ -Elizabeth Opalenik Study of the human form interpreted through cylindrical, rectangular shapes, and abstract body movements.