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ALINA GRANVILLE AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT


RESUME : ALINA T. GRANVILLE EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Senior: Course 4 Architecture major, expected BSAD June 8, 2012 Term GPA Fall 2011: 4.9/5.0 Cumulative GPA: 4.6/5.0 Relevant Coursework: Architecture Studios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Introduction to Design Computing, Architectural Compution and Construction, Advanced Visualization in Motion Graphics, Computational Design 1: Theory and Application of Shape Grammars, Analysis of Contemporary Architecture, Introduction to History and Theory of Architecture, Architectural Building Systems, Basic Structural Design, Design Scripting, Strobe Laboratory, Introduction to Urban Design and Development Relevant Coursework Spring 2012: Thesis, Computational Design 2: Theory and Applications, Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving (java)

Holmdel High School

Cumulative GPA: 4.4/4.0 Extra Curricular Activities: National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society, Treasurer of Italian Honor Society, Varsity Swimming, Varsity Swimming Captain, Concert Band, Concert Band Librarian, Math League, Science League

Cornell University

2007 Summer Architecture College GPA 3.15/4.0

Syracuse University

2006 Summer Architecture College GPA 3.667/4.0 Design Prize for Outstanding Work

WORK AND RESEARCH

Cristina Parreño Architects

January 2012 – Current Currently working on an open competition for the Helsinki Central Library Competition. I am responsible for coming up with concepts, working on the design, and producing files for the competition submission.

Digital Design Fabrication Group

June 2011 – December 2011 Helped designed a Micro House. The Micro House is designed to be about 500 square feet, or a trailer home replacement. The technique and process for building the exterior of the building has been worked through, so we are focused on the interior of the building. By building all the interior components including walls, furniture, and storage we hope to greatly reduce the cost compared to other high end Micro Homes.

Techler Design Group

January 2011 Worked on the feasibility study for a hillside house in Brookline, Massachusetts. Created models of this 2500 square foot house that consists of a master bedroom and bath suite, three other bedrooms on suite, two offices, kitchen, dining, living, entertainment rooms, powder room, and a carport blended into the hillside with green roofs.

Digital Design Fabrication Group

June 2010 – September 2010 Worked on development of a fab, or a building that houses a fab lab that is constructed from the machines of the fab lab (such as CNC router, laser cutter, and milling machine). Developing new systems such as structure, rain screens, heating, cooling, electricity, plumbing, and lighting that can be constructed from machines in the fab lab. Mainly in charge of design of fab.


ARCHITECTURE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

362 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02139 gville@mit.edu alinagranville@gmail.com 732.241.2531 www.alinagranville.com

Model Making

Can make models using chipboard, cardboard, museum board, wood, foamcore, foam, masonite, plexiglass, acetate, wire mesh, paper, concrete, and clay.

Fabrication Tools

Can make models using the laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC router, hot wire cutter, and wood shop and metal shop machines such as a band saw, drill press, and circular saw.

Computer Modeling

Can make 2D drawings such as plans, sections, and elevations, 3D models, and renderings using AutoCAD (2D and 3D), Rhino (2D and 3D), VRay for Rhino, Sketchup (2D and 3D), and 3ds Max.

Adobe Programs

Have made photo montages, edited photos, and added textures to renderings in Photoshop. Have used Illustrator to edit vector drawings, create simple diagrams, and lay out art boards. Have used InDesign to lay out large documents. Have used Dreamweaver to make a website. Can use Premiere Pro and After Effects to montage recorded video and motion renderings.

Scripting

Can make simple scripts with Rhinoscript (VBScript), Processing, and Arduino. Also have in depth knowledge of Java.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Woodworking

Made a radio controlled model Chesapeake Bay skipjack with my dad, using both wood working machines and hand tools, such as handsaws, jigsaws, band saws, hand carving tools, hammers, power drills, and other small tools. Also made a small wood carousel for the Mole (6.023x10^23) Day theme, “mole-go-round.�

Music

Can play oboe, flute, and guitar. Was a member of numerous prestigious bands and orchestras in New Jersey on oboe. Also was school band librarian and organized over 10 years of music.

Photography and Videography

Photographed nature, buildings, people with dSLR and film SLR cameras. Can develop and print black and white film and photographs. Edited video using computer programs such as Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro and can also edit using VCRs. Have directed and edited an hour long production on the Vietnam War, a band interview, and numerous other short videos in Italian and others without sound. Have also recorded video with professional video cameras. Also can take high speed photographs triggered by a strobe and can use high speed video cameras.

Art

Can use watercolor, acrylic, pastel, graphite, colored pencil. Won awards in yearly art show at art school.

Office Programs

Can use all features of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and other similar programs.

Electronics

Can make and troubleshoot simple circuits and make devices with moving parts and sensors. Can use Arduino platform.

Team work

Enjoy and work well with others.


AMERICA’S CUP MUSEUM FALL 2011 : MIT A design for a museum and boat building workshop for the America’s Cup Sailing Competition in Rhode Island. Since the competition only comes to Newport every two years, the space has to not interefere with the landscape, but still carry the legacy of the competition beyond its duration. The design features a carbon fiber shell embeded in the earth, to keep all the beautiful views found at Fort Adams Park in Newport. The ends cantiliver, allowing for a cafe view back to Newport and on the opposite side a viewing area of the race. Inside, the space is left open for large projections along its walls; which allow the building to become an active viewing location for sailing enthusiasts to come and watch the other races of the America’s Cup together. Daily, boat building takes place on the sides of the gallery, allowing for visitors to learn about and buy high tech carbon fiber sailboats. Although the space is underground, light is able to enter the space through openings in the carbon fiber weave, which composes the roof and some of the walls.


AUTOCAD RHINO ILLUSTRATOR


AMERICA’S CUP MUSEUM continued


3DS MAX ABS 3D PRINTING


WATER SLICE SPRING 2011: MIT A public bath located on a long and narrow site near Porter Square in Cambridge., Massachusetts. The design is inspired by the WATER INSPIRATION movement of water, namely the movement of water over a surface. The ground the water moves over influences the shape and movement of the water above it. The bath is composed of two parts, the program that supports the bath and the bath itself. The supporting program represents the surface or the ground under the water, while the bath represents the movement of water.

MOVEMENT OF WATER BASED ON A SURFACE

A

SECTION D 1/8” = 1’

B

C

A

SECTION E 1/8” = 1’

B

C


AutoCAD Illustrator

My concept for the building involved combining both of these ideas. My my public bath is composed of two parts: program for the bath, and program that serves the bath. The program that supports the bath relates to the surface under the water. These spaces influence the bath spaces above and the overall form of the building. This part of the building is very solid and has few openings, pushing the relationship to the heavy and massive ground even further. The area that represents the water and its shape is the bath. The bath has a flowing form and continues over the entire site. The undulations in this form create areas that are both larger and smaller, creating varied and intimate spaces inside one continuous space. The bath also contrasts the rest of the building since it is much lighter and glassy than the rest. The roof carries water and brings it into the space to supply the baths. All the spaces in the building are long and connected along one circulation core. Walking through the building, one first rises up. Upon reaching the the top, one enter the shower and begins a long journey is traveling back down though the baths to the ground, mimicking the path of water.

D E

FE

A B C

THIRD FLOOR 1/16” = 1’ SECTION A 1/16” = 1’

A B C SECOND FLOOR 1/16” = 1’ SECTION B 1/16” = 1’

SECTION C 1/16” = 1’

A B My concept for the building involved combining both of these ideas. My my public bath is composed of two parts: program for the bath, and program that serves the bath. The program that supportsCthe bath relates to the surface under the water. These spaces influence the bath spaces above and the overall form of the building. This part of the building is very solid and has few openings, pushing the relationship to the heavy and massive ground even further. The area that represents the water and its shape is the bath. The bath has a flowing form and continues over the entire site. The undulations in this form create areas that are both larger and smaller, creating varied and intimate spaces inside one continuous space. The bath also contrasts the rest of the building since it is much lighter and glassy than the rest. The roof carries water and brings it into the space to supply the baths.

N

All the spaces in the building are long and connected along one circulation core. Walking through the building, one first rises up. Upon reaching the the top, one enter the shower and begins a long journey is traveling back down though the baths to the ground, mimicking the path of water.

GROUND FLOOR 1/16” = 1’ D

E

A B C

THIRD FLOOR 1/16” = 1’

A B C SECOND FLOOR 1/16” = 1’

A B C N

GROUND FLOOR 1/16” = 1’


WATER SLICE

continued

MOVEMENT OF WATER 1/16” = 1’

CIRCULATION 1/32” = 1’


WOOD PLEXIGLASS CHIPBOARD LASERCUTTER


WATER SLICE continued


MODULAR HOTEL FALL 2010: MIT Modules are arranged in a spiral, where each module represents a room in the hotel. Modules transform in size to create bathrooms. Other spaces, which include an auditorium and a library are created out of larger masses of modules.

aggregation logic

helix

transformation logic

stack

back to back

relationship to guggenheim

circulation


AUTOCAD RHINO


MODULAR HOTEL

continued

BRISTOL FOLDING LASERCUTTER


MULTIUSE BUILDING IN SOWA SPRING 2010: MIT A South of of Washington Washington District, District or better known as A building based off of wrapping and stacking. The building is located in the South SoWa, SoWa, in Boston. The wrapping component of the building is a gallery which wraps around three other spaces. The lower space is the top space consists of of housing forfor thethe six six artists. TheThe wrapping of gallery is aacafe, cafe,the themiddle middlespace spaceisisfor forsix sixartist artiststudios, studios,and and the top space consists housing artists. wrapping of the pushes into these gallery pushes intospaces. these spaces.


RHINO VRAY FOR RHINO ILLUSTRATOR


DEVELOPING A FAB SUMMER 2010: DIGITAL DESIGN FABRICATION GROUP, MIT A fab is a building that houses fab lab machines such as CNC router, laser cutter, and milling machine that can be made with those machines. The fab can be produced by the machines it will contain, making it deplorable almost anywhere. The fab can then make houses, tools, furniture, toys, and practically anything. We hope to have a customizable system where different roofs and window patterns and shapes can be choosen. My responsibilities included reseaching factory history, design, and organization, modeling all components inside of the fab lab based off of real machines, designing exterior elements of the fab, and 3D printing models based off of my designs.


AUTOCAD 3DS MAX


MICRO HOME SUMMER 2011 : DIGITAL DESIGN FABRICATION GROUP, MIT The micro home is a 500 square foot home designed and built through modern digital design and fabrication techniques. Through a system of CAD and CAM, the micro home can be built by a fab, a building that has the software and tools for all scales of fabrication. The micro home fits into the mobile home niche, both in size and use of prefabrication. Unlike a mobile home, which is built in a factory and then brought to a site on its built-in-wheels, the micro home is assembled on site after all the components are cut and manufactured in the fab. While the building is small, the micro home has large implications. Trailer parks can be modernized as micro homes replace mobile homes and new communities can be built in developing countries and countries fraught with natural disasters.


AUTOCAD 3DS MAX


PATTERNS

PLEXIGLASS MASONITE LASER CUTTER

FALL 2011 : DIGITAL DESIGN FABRICATION GROUP, MIT Development of patterns to be used as wall designs. Through digital fabrication tehniques these patterns will be used to construct walls with different components such as windows, lights, and ventilation where different pieces of the pattern correspond to the different components.


HILLSIDE HOUSE JANUARY 2011 : Techler Design Group Study models for a feasibility study for a hillside house in Brookline, Massachusetts. The program for this 2500 square foot house consists of a master bedroom and bath suite, three other bedrooms on suite, two offices, kitchen, dining, living, entertainment rooms, powder room, and a carport blended into the hillside with green roofs.

CARDBOARD CHIPBOARD


ASH STREET GUEST HOUSE

SKETCHUP ILLUSTRATOR

FALL 2009: MIT Small addition for a visiting scholar to Philip Johnson’s Ash Street House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Has space for the scholar to sleep and study. To contrast the large wall surrouding the Ash Street House, the scholar has a view out of his small residence. People on the street can also see in, but cannot see into the sleeping quarters or into the Johnson residence.


RESIDENCE AND LAB FALL 2009: MIT

SKETCHUP PHOTOSHOP WOOD, MASONITE, STRING, FOAMCORE LASERCUTTER

This is a design for a residence and lab situated on the water in the Boston Harbor. The residence quarters in the larger building rises and falls with the tides, while the smaller lab is anchored to the ground and becomes more exposed during low tide. There is a rope wall running through both buildings, which provides different levels of privacy based on how tightly woven it is.


PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE FALL 2009: MIT

FOAMCORE CHIPBOARD WOOD WIRE

This is a pedestrian bridge over Memorial Drive near the MIT boathouse, which also touches down on the grassy median. The initial inspiration of this project came from the idea of a traditional covered bridge combined with the idea of a path passing through a thick heavy wall. This project came to life as a winding bridge passing through a large Vierendeel truss which holds the path that touches down on the median. Inside the truss, there is a lookout across the Charles River to downtown Boston.


VELLUM GRAPHITE

Hand Hand Drawing Hand Drawing Drawing and and Diagramming Diagramming and Diagramming

DRAWING AND DIAGRAMMING

In this third studio drawing project, I was randomly assigned Mecanoo’s School of Economics and Management. I had to draw After randomly being assigned Mecanoo’s Mecanoo’s School Schoolof ofEconomics Economicsand andaManagement, Management, drew adraw plan,asection, and of axonometric view I Ihad plan, section, and plan, section, andtoaxonometric view theaxonometric building and make diagrams for view onlining, of each and made four diagams for each vellum. Some thethird ideas inideas the four diagrams are circulation, shape, Inof this studio drawing project, I each was view of building each building and make four diagrams foron each on vellum. Some of the in the diagrams are circulation, shape, vellum. Some ideas used in theofdiagrams randomly assigned Mecanoo’s School rhythm, and solid versus void. Each drawing could take upup nono more than 4” 4” by 4.5.4.5”. ” of the lining, rhythm, solid versus void. Each drawing could take more than by were cirulation, shape, lining, rhythm, Economics and Management. I had to and drawsolid vs. wood. Each drawing could take up no more a plan, section, and axonometric view of the than 4” by 4.5”. building and make four diagrams for each view on In this third studio drawing project, I was vellum. Some of the ideas used in the diagrams randomly assigned Mecanoo’s School ofand solid were cirulation, shape, lining, rhythm, Economics and Management. I hadup tono draw vs. wood. Each drawing could take more a plan, than 4” section, by 4.5”. and axonometric view of the building and make four diagrams for each view on vellum. Some of the ideas used in the diagrams were cirulation, shape, lining, rhythm, and solid vs. wood. Each drawing could take up no more than 4” by 4.5”.

SPRING 2010: MIT


SKIPJACK

WOOD

2006-2007: PERSONAL I built this wooden radio-controlled replica of the Lady Katie, a Chesapeak Bay Skipjack, which is a traditional oyster boat that is still in use today. It is on a 1�:12� scale and weighs 22 pounds with a sail area of 1100 square inches. Built from plans provided by the Solomons Island Model Boat Club, it is compliant to the Skipjack 48 class standards set forth by the US Vintage Model Yacht Group for competitive sailing. Building this complex structure allowed me to increase my wood working skills using scroll and band saws, drill presses, power sanders and routers, and a myraid of other hand tools in addition to the use of different epoxies, glues, varnishes, and paints. My father was my mentor during this project and he was able to pass down many skills.

Glueing on sides.

Waterproofing inside with epoxy.

Underside work.

Individual planking on deck.

Detail work before prime and paint.

Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

Building the frame.


I built this wooden radio-controlled replica of the Lady Katie, a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, which is a traditional oyster boat that is still in use today. It is on a 1�:12� scale and weighs 22 pounds with a sail area of 1100 square inches. Built from plans provided by the Solomons Island Model Boat Club, it is compliant to the Skipjack 48 class standards set forth by the US Vintage Model Yacht Group for competitive sailing. Building this complex structure allowed me to increase my woodworking skills using scroll and band saws, drill presses, power sanders and routers and a myriad of hand tools in addition to the use of different epoxies, glues, varnishes, and paints. My father was my mentor and he was able to pass down to me many skills it took him a lifetime to learn.


DRAWING


GRAPHITE CHARCOL COLORED PENCIL


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