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P ORTFOLIO gabrielle lynn utomo 2021

sustainability-minded designer • policy solutionist


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3911 Pine St. Apt 2R, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | +1(267)670-5833 gutomo@sas.upenn.edu | gutomoportfolio.com | http://linkedin.com/gabrielle-utomo

education August 2017 - December 2021 Philadelphia, PA

January 2020 - May 2020 London, UK

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts & Sciences

Candidate for Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (Honors) and Political Science Minor in Art History GPA: 3.89/4.00 Honors: Dean’s List 2017-18, 2018-19 Organizations: • Perry World House Student Fellow • Oracle Senior Honor Society • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society • Penn Newman Catholic Community • Penncasila (Indonesian Students Association) • Penn Lens (Photography)

Architectural Association School of Architecture Spring Semester Exchange Programme

work experience May 2021 - August 2021 Philadelphia, PA

November 2020 - January 2021 Jakarta, Indonesia

August 2020 - October 2020 Bandung, Indonesia

One Art Community Center | Architectural Intern

• Renders and diagrams for upcoming builds, documentation of previous projects • Website development, 3D campus modeling for virtual map Tools: Rhino, Adobe Suite, Wix website builder

RAD+architecture | Architectural Intern

• SD, DD, CD for commercial (mix-use), masterplanning (housing development), cultural (chapel), residential (luxury house) projects Tools: Rhino, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, physical model-building

Center for Urban Design Studies | Architectural & Urban Design Intern • Site studies and visualization for Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit line, including: population, existing buildings, function and activities, public facilities Tools: Rhino, ArcGIS, Sketchup, Adobe Suite

June 2019 - August 2019 Singapore

Lead8 International | Architectural Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Philadelphia, PA

Polyhedral Structures Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania | Research Assistant to Dr. Masoud Akbarzadeh

• SD, DD for large-scale commercial (high-end shopping mall, international airport) projects Tools: Rhino, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Enscape

• Model building in 3D graphics statics and form-force optimization studies • Created animations, videos & graph animations for conference Tools: Rhino, Adobe Suite, physical model-building August 2020 - Present Jakarta, Indonesia June 2020 - August 2020 Philadelphia, PA (Remote) October 2018 - December 2019 Philadelphia, PA

Kura Creative | Co-Founder & Designer

• Digital design consultancy specializing in web design, social media marketing, brand building to guide businesses transition to online platform

Perry World House | Student Fellow Research Intern

• Research projects: “Sinking Cities, Misled Missions,” Building Trust in Punjabi Agriculture • Spearheded novel research framework for podcast, researched visiting fellows and planned events

Harrison College House | Art Assistant

• Created posters, social media posts, art installations for house events

leadership experience December 2018 - Present Philadelphia, PA June 2020 - June 2021 Philadelphia, PA October 2017 - November 2019 Philadelphia, PA

skills & interests Skills Languages Interests

Penn Newman Catholic Community

President, Vice President, Head & Founder of International Ministry, Retreat Coordinator

Oracle Senior Honor Society (Penn’s Asian & Pacific Islander Senior Society) Seer (President External)

Penncasila (Indonesian Students Association) Founder, President, Conference Chair Advanced: Intermediate:

Rhino, Adobe (ai,id, ps, lr, ae), AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lasercutter, Microsoft Office ArcGIS, R, R Studio, Maya, Enscape

Indonesian (Native), Mandarin (Proficient) Travel, food, photography and all three in two-word combinations; climate-resilient design especially with regards to water infrastructure and flooding, international politics, Muay Thai, yoga, lattes pas-


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content

Decrypting Corals

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An Unsinkable Village for the Sinking City

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Parametric Cactus House

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Social Bubbles

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Timber Tower

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1st Place Winner, UPN, Jakarta Catalyst for “healing through environment” of mental health strains during COVID

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Acupunctural solution for increasing livelihoods in Jakarta’s riverside villages

Transforming train station roof into “human scale” viewing deck

Reinventing a Starlet coral analog into a vertical cave promenade

Rationalizing smooth surface through parametric triangulation

Research, Polyhedral Structures Lab Study of form-force optimization in a skyscraper infrastructure

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Utrecht Sky View

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Un i t E xpl o ra t i o n Macro

Urba n I nte r ve nt i o n


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UTRECHT SKY VIEW

Year: 2020 Software: Rhino, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop


Utrecht Sky View is a two-part design project based in London and Utrecht surrounding the concepts of scale, attraction, and interaction. In London, I mapped the “scale of attraction” of three user groups and translated it into a three-dimensional projection across St. Pancras Square. In Utrecht, I used my developed “scale tool” to introduce human-scale interventions unto the roof of Utrecht’s train station to encourage attraction and interaction with the otherwise overwhelmingly large space.

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Utrecht Urban Analysis

Program

Public Space

Infrastructure


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Superimposition & Points of Interest


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Attraction/View Study from Roof of Urecht Train Station


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Form-Finding through Layering Information


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Applying Scale Tool to Design Roof Intervention


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Sections and Plans of Roof Intervention


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2. AN UNSINKABLE VILLAGE

FOR THE SINKING CITY Year: 2021 Software: Rhino, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign


An Unsinkable Village for the Sinking City is my honors thesis project, which researches urban 17 acupuncture solutions to better the livelihoods of spontaneous housing communities by the Ciliwung River in the fastest sinking city in the world: Jakarta, Indonesia. In this project, I conduct an in-depth research regarding issues pertaining to these communities and propose a three-part toolkit that prescribes 1) a reliable source of clean water, 2) trash management, and 3) soil management, to combat root causes of sinking and poor livelihood in the community without turning to forced eviction and demolition.


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Jakarta Flood Data 2015

Jakarta Flood Data 2016

Jakarta Flood Data 2019

Jakarta Flood Data 2020


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Combined Flood Map (2015, 2016, 2019. 2020)


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Various Conditions (Normalized/Naturalized) Along Ciliwung River

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Normalized Partially Normalized Naturalized


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Sections Showing Various Conditions

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RIVER SECTIONS

Proposed Solution: Acupunctural Clean Water Infrastructure WATER MODULE

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Roof as Water Funnel Assuming the roof is 3 by 8 meters, 30mm rain is required to fully fill all four collection barrels

Clean water

Annual Rainfall in Jakarta: 1800mm

OVERALL

Water Collection Unit 200L/barrel x 4 = 800L At 50L/person day, can meet needs of family of 4 for 4 days

Sewage water

Simple Septic Tank

Optional: Solar Panels

Sediments settle on bottom of barrrels, barrrels to be switched out regularly

Opportunity to attach PV panels on the module as an alternative and stable source of electricity.

Water Table

Groundwater Absorption

BIN SYST

The waterpipe runs into the ground, under the river, to help with groundwater absorption.

Aquatic Plants Rocks Sponge Sheets Bio Balls Micro Filter Sponges (Loofah)

Optional: Filtration System


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Proposed Solution: Acupunctural Retention Marsh and Trash Management RETENTION MARSH MODULE

Water Table

Riprap Bamboo PIles for support Marsh Grasses

OVERALL TOOLKIT IMPLEMENTATION

Water Table

BIN SYSTEM

CLEAN WATER • Collection of rainwater from roofs

SEWAGE WATER • Simple septic tank system to filter out sewage before disposal into ground

RECYCLABLES • Water bottles, cans • Cardboard boxes • Wood • Plastics • Metals • Building materials

INORGANIC, NON-RECYCLABLE • Soiled paper • Soiled cardboard • Burned, and used to make Batako bricks

COMPOST • Food waste


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SOCIAL BUBBLES

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1st Place, Archivolks Competition

Universitas Pembangunan Nasional, Indonesia

Inspired by the theme, “healing through environment,” we created a system of individualized pods connected through pipes to allow for honest and anonymous communication in response to the shallow and judgemental conversations taking place during this time of pandemic. Tje location chosen for this project is the National Monument, a significant yet underutilized green space in Jakarta, Indonesia. Year: 2021 Groupwork with 1 partner Software: Rhino, Illustrator


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Map of Personal Pod/Clusters around the National Monument


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Pod Formation Process: Unique Pods Represent Varying Mental Conditions

CUT & TWIST CUT & TWIST

CUT & TWIST

CARVE CARVE

CUT & TWIST CARVE

CUT & PULL


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Randomized Interaction between Persons in Different Pods

PERSONAL SPACE

RANDOMIZED CONNECTION

CONNECTION TO OTHER CLUSTERS


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4. DECRYPTING CORALS Year: 2019 Software: Rhino, Illustrator, Physical Model-Building


Deconstructing and reconstructing the Stokes Starlet Coral, I created a promenade for a vertical cave 29 (Gua Jomblang) located in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. I extracted several series of rules from a colony of corals and used the opening of the cave as a parameter to generate a coral-like structure with varied heights in accordance with the verticality of the member along the walls of the cave. The structure creates a dimension of height to the vertical cave while adding a new point of accessibility for visitors.


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DE-coding the Starlet Coral


RE-coding the Starlet Coral

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Site Cali


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5. PARAMETRIC

CACTUS HOUSE

Year: 2019 Software: Rhino, Grasshopper, Illustrator, Physical Model-Building


This greenhouse encases a cactus nursery and waterfall. Nestled in between a pond and greenery, it 37 acts as a convex lens that transforms the visitor’s perception of what is outside. The two paths presented by the House allows visitors to explore the cacti lining the supporting pillars, or brings visitors closer to the water’s edge, where succulents line the waterfall.


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6. TIMBER TOWER

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Year: 2018 Skill: Physical Model-Building

This project was part of my research assistanship at the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, under mentorship of Professor Masoud Akbarzadeh. PSL developed a plug-in for Rhinoceros 3D in form-force optimization, and this model studied the effectivity of a parametric superstructure for a highrise skyscraper. The model itself consists of over 300 separate pieces and stands over three feet tall.


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