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Jonathan Elmore Undergraduate Portfolio University of Arkansas


JONATHAN ELMORE 898 Union St. Apt 4B, Brooklyn, NY 11215 | elmore.jonathan@ymail.com | (479)420-5034

OBJECTIVE

To find an internship opportunity that will allow me to continue to learn as well as being able to use and teach my abilities in an architectural design firm Continue to progress though my architectural career by engaging in all aspects of architecture to complete the IDP requirements and ARE tests in order to achieve licensure

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Capable of designing a project from an initial concept sketch and creating the idea in 3D software for design development to convey information that will illustrate the final concept through digital rendering Proficient in producing full construction documentation using many applications to produce the desired results needed for the team or client Model building skills from hand cut basswood to 3d printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, & metal work. Intermediate Photography including tilt-shift and photo editing

SOFTWARE

WORK

McNeel Rhinoceros 4 & 5 - Advanced McNeel Rhinoceros plugins T-Splines, Grasshopper, etc. - Intermediate to Advanced Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign – Advanced Chaos Group V-ray Render – Advanced Maxwell Render – Advanced Autodesk 3ds Max – Intermediate Autodesk Revit – Intermediate Autodesk AutoCAD – Advanced Google SketchUp – Advanced MANAGING DRAFTSMAN HUMISTON GARRETT STUBBS, PLLC OCTOBER 2007-AUGUST 2009

Completed DD/CD for many hotel projects in the Arkansas area, often with little help and minimal supervision as well as participating in communication with owners, brand representatives, and team members

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS BACHELORS OF ARCHITCTURE – 11 MAY 2013

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS ASSOCIATES OF APPLIED SCIENCE – ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING – 7 MAY 2009

MANSFIELD HIGH SCOOL MANSFIELD, ARKANSAS High School Diploma 18 May 2001

MILITARY

COMBAT CREW CHIEF CH53E HELOCOPTER UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS JULY 2001-JULY 2006

Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom – Fallujah Campaign A d d l d l i l di P id ti l Cit ti & th Ai M d l (3)


LEADERSHIP & AWARDS

TEACHING ASSISTANT ARCHITECTURAL THEORY (ARCH 4523) JANUARY 2013-MAY 2013

PRESIDENT AMERICA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS-ARKANSAS AUGUST 2010-AUGUST 2011

VICE-PRESIDENT AMERICA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS-ARKANSAS MARCH 2009-AUGUST 2010

ALPHA RHO CHI MEDAL FAY JONES SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 15 MARCH 2013

For the final year student who has shown leadership ability, performed willingness for the school, and demonstrated promise of professional merit through attitude and personality

REFERENCES

DAVID BUEGE, PROFESSOR, FAY JONES CHAIR UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

112 W. Center St., Suite 700 Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479)575-6710 dbuege@uark.edu STEVE LUONI, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, COMMUNITY DESIGN DIRECTOR UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - CDC

104 N. East Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 575-5108 sluoni@uark.edu CHASEN GARRETT, PRINCIPAL, CHASEN B GARRETT ARCHITECTS, PLLC CHASEN B. GARRETT ARCHITECTS, PLLC

P.O. Box 8336 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 652-0175 chase@cbgarchitects.com

INTERESTS & BEGINNER DEVELOPMENT

CURRENT READINGS

Architectural Theory – All aspects that push the envelope Render Animation – V-ray animation rendering via render farm networking Arduino – Open-source electronics prototyping platform to use in design of space by means of sensors and servos Web Design – Software including Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, and Muse Welding and Metal Fabrication – Design of products through many metal fabrication techniques LOG 21 OBSERVATIONS ON ARCHITECTURE AND THE CONTEMPORARY CITY THE INFORMATION A HISTORY, A THEORY, A FLOOD – JAMES GLEICK CONTENT PERVERTED ARCHITECTURE – REM KOOLHAAS


Table of Contents Jonathan Elmore Undergraduate University of Arkansas

Lyceum 2011 A Local GLobal Rest Area Location: Bonneville, Utah 3rd year Studio

Arts BUilding: Creative Corridor Location: Little Rock, Arkansas 4th year Comprehensive Studio

Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas 4th year Community Design Center

museum of the Hardwood Tree Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas 5th year Option Studio


Illinois Street Urban Mausoleum Location: Chicago, Illinois 2nd year Studio

Constructing Dilapidation: Structural Canopy Location: Barakaldo, Spain 3rd year Studio

Tectonics & the Cantilever: Pattern in Structure Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas 3rd year Studio

Rome: Study Abroad Location: Rome, Italy 4th year UA Rome Center

The Battery Park Ball Park Location: Manhattan, New York Competition

Accomplices include: Marc Manak Patrick Templeton Kyle Rookstool Frank Jacobis


Heading West on I-80

Lyceum 2011 A Local Global Rest Area The deserts of our world hold a special allure precisely because they are elemental, solitary spaces that somehow seem to focus our attention on the essence of our being and our position within the affinity of space, light, and time. This allure has attracted man to dwell, prosper, and bathe in their spatial presence despite their sometimes-harsh climatic conditions. -Wendell Burnette Intersection of Great Salt Lake Desert and Interstate 80 outside of Wendover, UT Program: Rest Area, Cafe, & Motel Site:

Design Process Model


The rest area is not only a place for travellers to stop and rest, but also contains 24 motel rooms and a cafe. Public spaces are carved into the ground and covered by a flowing trellis that also acts as a viewing deck for visitors and guest to see out over the salt flats.

Extension of the Highway in the Vast Salt Lake Desert


“A building should be able to open up and say, ‘I am alive and looking after my people,’ or instead, ‘I’m closed now, and I’m looking after my people as well.’ This to me is the real issue: buildings should respond. ...They should open and close and modify and re-modify ...That is part of the architecture for me, the resolution of levels of light that we desire, the resolution of the wind that we wish for, the modification of the climate as we want it. All of this makes a building live.” -Glenn Murcutt

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Southern Wall Section

Off the grid response data Facility Solar Panels & Mech. Room

Deep Aquifer Water Well

Localized Unit Solar Panels

Water Storage & Mech. Room

Direct Gain Trombe Wall

Shallow Water Storage

Geothermal Heat Pump

Evaporative Cooling

Wind Turbines & Mech. Room

Waste Water Heat Reclamation

Recycle/Garbage Bins

Go Green Waste Water Treatment

Propane Backup System

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Land Art Installation:

341 logarithmically decreasing spaced poles form a straight line in space intersecting the curvature of the earth at the site, which is a water-leveled surface where objects go over the horizon between 2.9 and 3.2 miles depending upon your height above the surface of the earth. A passive audience of continuous traffic (365 days a year 24/7) engages the art piece and in a span of 20-40 minutes more readily experiences the curvature of the earth and perhaps a greater awareness of our planet and ourselves.

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ARTS BUILDING

AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE CREATIVE CORRIDOR - LITTLE ROCK, AR PROGRAM The building program is conceived with the specific intent of revitalizing the creative character of the corridor. A mix of galleries, artists’ studios, art shops, screening theater and multimedia classrooms constitute the primary elements of this program. The roofscape, along with the outdoor public urban space is expected to enrich the cultural life along the creative corridor. Office space for business speculation will support the art district program and will occupy the remaining four stories. The offices may cater to artists and others employed in creative, innovative fields, while serving the neighborhood’s established community.


The Creation of Threshold Through Plan, Section, and Structure

Of all constituent elements and ideas essential to the composition of architectural form, it is perhaps the edge - the articulation of spatial and material transitions in the vertical plane of the building envelope that is most significant. This is the place in architecture where less most often may truly be more. This is the wall manifest - the space in architecture in which to convey sensations of space involving not only what is seen, but things beyond the limits of the physical experience, things in the conceptual realm of architecture and in the imagination. Seen as the point of maximum tension between natural and human-made form, the wall at its edge emerges as much a threshold as it is a boundary. Attentively articulated, the spatialization of this surface provides scale to the volume, definition to the form, texture and scale to perception, and gravity to the place.

Art Building Reacts By Drawing Relationships From the Blass Building across the street by adapting structural geometries from plan & section.

Post Tension Concrete System


Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario Site: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fifty percent of Fayetteville’s built environment projected to exist by 2030 has not yet been built. Fayetteville will essentially reproduce another

Fayetteville―approximately 100 million square feet including 28,000 housing units―within its boundaries over the next 20 years. The University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) proposes to model a 2030 Food City Scenario that envisions a future based on food security, linking local food production to urban development. The intention is to enable a more robust planning capacity for shaping Fayetteville’s future through the visualization of long-term development possibilities otherwise unconsidered.

What if 100% of Fayetteville’s new growth had to sustain its equivalent food budget through a local urban agriculture network, or at least create food security? How might a local “foodshed” become an ecological utility distributed throughout all urban land uses, featuring green infrastructure and neighborhoods, public growscapes, and architectural typologies related to animal husbandry, food processing, distribution, and marketing?

“The best way to predict your future is to create it!” -Abraham Lincoln

Initial Site Images


CPUL: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes

This scenario reclaims dying commercial space in a tear of urban fabric. Public farms, maintained by local citizens, fill the space with food, color, and life along the CPUL. Nut trees, fruits orchards, flowers, and other plant-life fill the seam between a local pedestrian/bike trail and proposed light rail system. The rail connects the larger grow park, that provides food, to the Southern parts of Fayetteville including the University of Arkansas and the 23,000 students that inhabit it.

Development Sketch Overlays for Urban & Agricultural Connections

Fayetteville 2013 Boundary & Site


View from Mixed-Use Hub Observation & Education Porch

Connection between Residential & Agricultural Development


A Social & Agricultural Meeting Place Public transportation and commerce meets the agricultural park allowing the agriculture to not only be a place for public activities but allows the agriculture to diffuse into the city by filling the spaces between. The park does not just provide food but also education of what we eat, how we eat, and how to be self sufficient in producing what we eat. A dense mixed use housing is proposed along the edges of the park defining the edge at some places maximizing the value of the views that come with open public green spaces.


GIS Study and Identification UGB & AGB Layout


Pattern Study as a Means of Understanding Urban Design

One of the first coherent analyzers of the urban scene is “The Image of the City” (1960). In “The Image of the City”, Lynch gives five points of legibility depending on the people’s ‘mental maps’. They are paths, districts, edges, nodes, and landmarks. Architecture lies in opportunities of form, material, and function. This study takes the ideas of architectural relationships and applies it to pattern and large scale ideas of urbanism. This creates an architecture of city scale.

Urban Pattern Design

Urban Fabric and Function Meet

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City Scale Food City Scenario Analyzation and Application By studying the location in which the design is to happen, one starts to understand opportunities to maximize land use and the relationships of those uses. This study identifies locations of prime soils and the extent of current urban sprawl. This also identifies the issues that should be challenged in order to create a design beyond efficiency that still reacts on a very functional level.

Urban Growth Boundaries limit the city’s sprawl and force the city to urbanize. Agricultural Growth Boundaries are set up to provide areas with the most potential to produce the food required to self sustain the city that works it. By setting up both Urban Growth Boundaries and Agricultural Growth Boundaries the natural ecologies present in the hills of the Ozarks can not only survive but support the agriculture needed to be produced.


Hardgrave Peckerwood Mill

1903 Mill Room at Fort Smith Folding Bed and Table Co.

Rock Creek Trestle, Clark County

For centuries the primary source of raw material for most things produced in our nation was the hardwood forests, thus the expression “where there is wood there is a way�. Being located near the Western edge of the hardwood forests, Arkansas became a major producer of most things wooden with secondary woodworking firms located throughout the state.


A Place to Keep Tradition Alive & Celebrate the Hardwood Tree

Fort Smith, being located on a navigable waterway and on the border of the Indian Territory, developed by the early 20th century into the manufacturing center of the Southwest with over 100 manufacturers producing a great variety of wood products. The Museum of the Hardwood Tree is a vessel for displaying these products. It not only keeps the rich history of the area alive but motivates and inspires entrepreneurs and artists to continue the legacy left behind. Two living tree exhibits exist in the project. The first, located to the side, is put on a pedestal and separated from the forest in order to separate it from the field and make it an object in the landscape. The second sits as part of the structure of the ramp that flows from the building. It is placed directly in the center of the circulation and requires the users to negotiate their way around the hardwood tree allowing for a more personal interaction.


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Creation of Form

1. By understanding the topography and massing as two three dimensional objects, the relationships allow for negotiation of site conditions and opportunity to bridge. 2. By keeping the building level, the architecture acts as a datum for the landscape revealing different aspects of the trees. 3. By a transformational move from horizontal to vertical, the building starts to take shape as well as shifting the vertical giving hierarchy to the forested side. 4. Function starts to influence the form by transforming the building to negotiate shade and shelter and pushing the backside towards the open lake. 5. By extracting the geometry of the form in 10’ increments and extension of every other, the structure reveals itself and allows for the intricacies of the making to have a framework. 6. Program is divided through a delamination of the form into public and private. 7. A 30’ moving gallery concludes the museum giving mltiple views of the trees at the end and lowering the guests down to the cafe, gift shop, and porch. 8. A series of tension cables are applied to the structure in order to resist wind shear and create a transparent facade.

The formal side flexes out allowing for opportunities that reveal the relationships of structure below and extension of facade above.


Ground Connection

Flitch Truss Joint

Top Connection of Flitch & Support Structure

Modified Flitch Structure:

Typical flitch beams make the section profile of a beam smaller or stronger through the addition of a steel plate sandwiched within the wood beam. The extrusion of the web and placement of the flange allows for connections and shelter of the wood as well as giving a smaller structural profile.


Southern Porch

The Porch(from Old French porche, from Latin porticus ‘colonnade’, from porta ‘passage’) highlights the form allowing for the exterior experience of the architecture and creating space for exterior exhibits and circulation. The floor plates and cable system act as the datum to express the form.

The intricate changes of the flitch trusses create a dynamics space and capture atmosphere through scale and repetition.

Interior Gallery Displaying Hardgrave Mill


Illinois Street Urban Mausoleum

Located - 19 Illinois St , Chicago, IL

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9th Floor Plan

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Reception Floor Plan

Urban environments require vertical spaces to be created to maximize land. This applies to all aspects of life (and death). With real estate at a premium, how do we create spaces to hold our deceased loved ones? By creating icons that represent the places in which they lie.


A gothic inspired assembly space sits atop the skyskraper. This a sublime space for people to hold their ceremonies and say their goodbyes.

Niches are carved into the walls allowing for urns to be stored and natual light to pour into the loculi spaces.

The grand stair takes the visitors down into the earth. Once there, elevators will lift them into the sky where their loved ones eternally rest.


interpretation of gothic style in terms of a skyscraper: stepping outside of the box


Constructing Dilapidation : Structural Canopy Site:

Plaza Del Desierto, Barakaldo, Spain

The canopy flexes in response to ground elevation, vegetation, and program of the previous design by NO.MAD. The formal composition not only creates space below but creates figure from above. The undulating sheds not only create opportunities for light and shadow but also moves water to allow for natural gardens to grow with little to no human maintenance.


Tectonics & the Cantilever Pattern in Structure


ROME Palazzo Barberini Palimpsest Drawing

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The sloping site had formerly been occupied by a garden-vineyard of the Sforza family, in which a palazzetto had been built in 1549. When Cardinal Alessandro Sforza met financial hardships, the still semi-urban site was purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, of the Barberini family, who became Pope Urban VIII. Carlo Maderno began in 1627, assisted by his nephew Francesco Borromini. When Maderno died in 1629, Borromini was passed over and the commission was awarded to Bernini. Borromini stayed on regardless and the two architects worked together on this project. Works were completed by Bernini in 1633. (Left) Palazzo

Farnese

First designed in 1517 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, its building history involved some of the greatest Italian architects of the 16th century, including Michelangelo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola and Giacomo della Porta.

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“People’s Square”: the “twin” churches of Santa Maria in Montesanto (left, built 1662-75) and Santa Maria dei Miracoli (right, built 1675-79)


The Battery Park Ball Park iconic+Movable+Outdoor+seat

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Bean Bag

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Ball Pit

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Amplitude:high Frequency:high Zone 4

Amplitude:flat Frequency:none Detail Zone 4

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Concept Diagram

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Notes & Specifications 1. Translucent Clear Cast Resin Ball 2. Mini Photovoltaic Cell + Integral LED Light Source 3. Typical Translucent Cast Resin Connector 4. Adjustable Sub-Surface Cast Resin Ball, Translucent Red 5. Tethered (Fixed) Sub-Surface Cast Resin Ball, “Chair” Locations Only 6. Cast Resin Tether 7. Steel Anchor Bolt + Cast Resin Tether

Site PLan


Jonathan Elmore PHONE: (479)420-5034 EMAIL: elmore.jonathan@ymail.com GRADUATED: MAY 2013 BACHELOR’S OF ARCHITECURE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS


Jonathan Elmore Undergraduate Portfolio