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Nicholas L Hoch Architecture + Urban Design Selected works 2012 - 2016


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school life as village life TERMINAL STUDIO - GERRY GAST

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exposed interstice

WINTER STUDIO - AIA COTE COMPETITION

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stitch

CITY OF GRESHAM TRANSIT CENTER

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edge effect MASTERS OF URBAN DESIGN THESIS

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rectalinear organism KØBENHAVEN KONGENS HAVE PAVILION

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hoch associates VISION FORT WAYNE - URBAN DESIGN - HOUSING

GRADUATE ARCHITECT - HOCH ASSOCIATES

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travel + interests PERSONAL LIFE

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resume + references

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School life as Village life

TERMINAL PROJECT | SPRING 2016 PROF. GERALD GAST Linking educational activities together with a string of gathering places that connect a multitude of learning conditions exposes the livelihood of the school. Providing prime access to central gathering spaces opens up the school and additional learning environments for all. These connections of gathering spaces act more as an internal street or spine similar to what you might find in Andalusia or Tuscan hill towns. These main intimate streets may splinter off into smaller streets but eventually converge and release into a larger volume of gathering. The modularity of a street and the environment that surrounds it aids in the feeling of compression and release.

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URBAN CONTEXT This thesis urban design + site plan aims at creating a unified landscape between building in development with the site and the surrounding community. The urban corridor of Killingsworth Ave provided a lively setting for the school to reside within the community. The connection of existing public building space from the Portland Community College campus as well as open green space to the north and south added another dynamic civic orientation to the site. This put Jefferson High School in the middle of a diverse community with great growth potential. Urban design concept and study developed in partnership with: HILLARY L PARKER

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Three main spaces along the axial connection of the school include the formal business entry along Killingsworth, the central festival hall “hearth” of the school and the roof terrace of the secondary entry of the school overlooking the south end of the site The main central spine of the school is open to the public on the ground floor and is anchored by four large programmatic entities. These include the auditorium, gallery + library, gymnasium and the pool. The primary

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learning spaces are above this open public ground floor. There are 15 learning suites consisting of 4000sqft and accommodating around 75 students and 3 teachers. The central space of the school “festival hall� is a dynamic space that allows natural daylight to penetrate deep into the school while also physically and visually connecting large programmatic functions together

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FLOOR PLAN + SECTION The building consisting of five floors, the first being mainly for public uses and large school functions and the proceeding four levels for multi-level learning suites. The central spine of the school serves as a large assembly space for school events, lunch, library, and for public space when the pool, gymnasium, and theater are in use. This space allows an abundance of natural daylight to penetrate deep into the school while also leaving a desirable floor plate dimension for the learning suites which consisted to on average 60’. This allows for natural daylight to penetrate from both sides of a class room.

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STRUTURAL ASSEMBLY The structural assembly of the building consisted of heavy timber with a cross laminated timber flooring spanning heavy timber beams. Columns being placed at 25’ intervolves and every fourth structural bay consists a large concrete stabilizer housing fire stairs and elevators for the school. These acted as natural barriers for the learning suites that reside on the upper floors of the school.


The building being located in North Portland in a primarily residential area called for a structure to be placed at a similar height as the context of PCC and commercial corridor of Killingsworth Ave. This gave a unique opportunity to use heavy timber and CLT as the main structural entitiy of the building. The facade being unitized curtain wall covered with a wood slated exterior to protect from the elements in the summer months the sun.

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LEARNING SUITE ASSEMBLY The learning suite assembly consists of 100 students and 5 teachers. The suites have space suitable for a large groups, lectures, break out spaces, social lounges and teacher’s offices. A large common area visually and physically connects to other learning suites located nearby.

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URBANISM STUDIO | WINTER 2015 PROF. WILL IVES & ERICA DUNN AIA COTE ADV. - ALISON KWOK In partnership with Hillary L. Parker With rail lines connecting the state’s fertile farmlands to Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, the warehouse district has long been the home for food-industry businesses. At one time produce wholesale operations anchored the area, but with the increased interest in farm-to-table cuisine and a burgeoning food industry, the area is now attracting small-batch and specialty food processors. Kristyna Wentz-Graff / The Oregonian

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ECOLOGICAL AREAS

URBAN CONTEXT The Central Eastside has a grit and weathered presence in the community that separates itself from the rest of Portland. Maintaining this identity is critical to the district but also to greater Portland. The images to left begin to capture how to reveal these characteristics by exposing whats underneath and highlighting the natrual features of the area. They also introduce new aesthtic in tune with the existing. The site located in Portland’s Central Eastside consists a little over six Portland blocks with direct access to the Spring Water bike/ped corridor and the Willamete River. The site is currently vacant but has the ability to build structures on the easterly part of the site. This program may cater itself to creative office, maker space, and the tech industry.

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work force housing

green terrace

office space

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biodigester maker space

BUILDING FORM + PROGRAM The new buildings that will be constructed must reference the riverfront and the newly constructed riverfront park that is positioned under the highway. In addition the building masses need to be broken up horizontally and vertically. by placing the ground floor retail and market space the buildings can be placed on a plinth and then broken in the center to allow for light and to break the mass.

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The typical south and west facades are an interactive surface that allows for users to adjust the levels of light and air into the space and also allow for multiheight spaces to function sustainably in the summer and winter months. These exposed spaces are carved out to connect the layers of program and create active lively environments.


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Eastbank Esplanade

Willamette River

LANDSCAPE The majority of the site needing to be dedicated for the future repair/upgrades to I-5 left a massive opportunity to place a natural dominating landscape in an urban industrial area. This space would serve as a public gathering place for East Portland along the Willamete River and also serve as an ecological buffer for water runoff, and riparian habitat.

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SE Water Ave

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PUBLIC REALM A new public square would be built to accommodate for community events and temporary maker space. The square plays with the terrain deepening to double as an amphitheater during summer months and water collection during winter. Water collected on the site will flow to accessible tanks to be stored to maintain site vegetation and building uses. The excess water will matriculate through vegetation and back into the Willamete. The first level of buildings will be publicly accessible being raised up on a small plinth harkening back to the industrial area.

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URBAN DESIGN STUDIO | SPRING 2015 PROF. MARK RAGGETT & JAMES MCGRATH

In partnership with Carlos Saca Gresham, Oregon is a city that is battling with its future and of its present identity. It is a community that many amenities to provide to the community but seem to be spread thin throughout the area that is considered the “downtown”. The Blue Line from Portland City Center bisects the traditional grid on the north side of the downtown area and in some cases acts as a barrier/limit defining element but transit isn’t seen as a catalyst and driver for this community.

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LANDSCAPE The transit center today is convoluted, segregated from one side to the other and has no ordering or defining system bringing everything together. That being said the synergy of southern Main St. North of Powell Blvd. has a retail and playful element to downtown but is poorly connected to the rest of the amenities in the area. There is no really sense of entry or gateway into Gresham from the light rail. This proposal aims at placemaking, connection and organization. The map on the far right is a study of MAX Light Rail (LRT), Bus, pedestrian and bycle movement through the proposed transit plaza. The building to the north is a new city hall with ground floor retail, office space and community gathering hall. The buildings to the south are mixed use development.

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BUILDING + SITE FORM The majority of the site was used inefficiently for transit center with pedestrians being an afterthought. The initial site moves call to tighten the area around the LRT to be closer by treating the entire area one space more like a traditional plaza. Constructing buildings that enclose the plaza enforces a sense of place while also connecting to the larger master plan.

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URBAN ARCHITECTURE The architecture that encloses the multipurpose plaza will eventually house the new Gresham City Hall. Dozens of sketch concepts were used in the beginning to quickly sift through concepts and a style that the city of Gresham might be interested in pursuing further. All of the concepts have an inviting ground floor that graces the plaza and allows people to see into the structure much like traditional storefronts. The transit shelter itself is made of glass and white steel.

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The concept behind the transit shelter simply was transparence and light. During colder and rainier months with as little light as the region gets it was important to let this space be open vertically and horizontally for safety, protection and aesthetic appeal. The roof assembly of the structure is glazing with a light steel structure painted white. At the base of each support are benches and a vegetation element.

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MASTERS OF URBAN DESIGN CAPSTONE PROJECT | SPRING 2014 ADVISORS BRUCE RACE HARRY EGGINK - SIMON BUSSIERE The capstone project focused on an urban stretch of Fall Creek in Indianapolis, Indiana. The city has many under utilized waterways that could be used as sustainable, wildlife and urban place-making resources. The landscape of central Indiana is less than glamorous but one of the defining features are the rivers and streams that cut through the flat plains. These snaking streams and riparian zones create dynmanic topography and wildlife habitat. This proposal went through an extensive research process followed literature review and publication. These pages condense the visual adds through that process.

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LANDSCAPE The riparian zone that buffers Fall Creek is robust in the range of species and has in some places a 40’ grad change from hill crest to normal water level. the sharp bends in the river have provided uses for industrial sites in the past but are now abandon. Unfortunately the riparian zone is no where near an addiquite distance from developed land to accomodate enough species and also efficiently clean runoff water.


Master Plan Area - 246 acres

Millpound and swamp land

Introduction of new habitat

Existing Riparian Buffer Zone

Daylighting existing tributaries

Introduction of a sustainable community

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SITE STRATEGY The primary strategy of the site was to improve access to the creek for the neighborhood and create a sustainable framework for species in the riaparian zone to thrive. This in turn would motivate residents to be patient about their waterways to maintain them while also creating an infrastructure to clean runoff water, mitigate habitat loss and pollution. 38th St.

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The goal of this capstone was to understand the habitat that buffers Fall Creek was performing and how to enhance the district by integrating sustainable strategies into a new district of the city. The relied on a tremendous amount of field study, discussions with local environmental agencies and case studies from around the world. Three goals were established to create a base level of sustainable qualities for the environment and the surrounding neighborhood, establish a new architectural typology for the district and integrate nature and the built environment.

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INDEPENDENT STUDY FIRST CONVERSATIONS MERCY CORPS NW ADVISORS - DREW SHREINER PARTNER - WALKER HOLT This project was an independant study done in collaboration with Walker Holt. Through a partnership with Mercy Corps West my partner and I were able to develop a relationship with The PDX Bike Commuter, a small bike shop in the Sellwood Neighborhood in Portland, OR. The Bike Commuter had taken out a small loan from Mercy Corps and we were brought on to provide vision and design services to the shop. This included reoranization of interior retail display, outdoor beer garden and exterior signage.

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PDX BIKE COMMUTER Initial sketches of what the facility could be were used as a quick conversation tool to discuss with owners. My partner and I designed, sourcced materials and fabricated the beer garden which included custom furniture made from pallets. This was a low cost durable material that we found in abundance and fit the interior aesthetic of the shop. We fabricated the first 10 pieces of furniture and created simple directions so the client could replicate in the future.

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DIS - URBAN INSTALLATION STUIO | SUMMER 2015 ADVISORS MARIE LOUISE HOLST RASMUS FRISK - SØREN AMSNÆS Kongens Have or King’s Garden in central København, Denmark is the site to an annual design competition. This competition attracts designers from around the world to create a structure that becomes apart of the reniessance park and must be completely constructed out of wood. This installation aims at transforming an understood space and creating an entirely new experience for user who visit the space whether for the first time or a hundred times before.

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This particular installation focused on the uniformity and modularity of wood and how this material is uniform from a distance but has unique irregularities when approached closer. This is very similar to the design language of the Baroque Park of the King’s Garden. The vertical nature of trees relating back to the ancient forests of Denmark and how light is a worshipped elementi during the summer months. These strong angles of the sun cutting through the peices of lumber create a dance with light and aim to transport one back through a forest.

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Professional

HOCH ASSOCIATES + VISION FW 2011 - 2016 Fort Wayne Riverfront Harrison St. Corridor The Harrison St. corridor in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana was once a robust mixeduse street in the heart of the city. Over the decades modernity took its toll on many cities cores Fort Wayne was no different. A team was contracted out by the City of Fort Wayne to analyze and create a master plan for the rebirth of Harrison St. Interns played a key role in developing graphics, presenting to community leaders and assembling RFP package.

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HOCH ASSOCIATES INTERNSHIP | SUMMER 2013 KARL BANDEMER - GREG LEATHERMAN - JOHN URBAHNS

The Harrison St. corridor in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana was once a robust mixed-use street in the heart of the city. Over the decades modernity took its toll on many cities cores Fort Wayne was no different. A team was contracted out by the City of Fort Wayne to analyze and create a master plan for the rebirth of Harrison St.

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Interns played a key role in developing graphics, presenting to community leaders and assembling RFP package. I was also responsible for creating and maintaning social media accounts and website content from 2012-2014. This included client and public outreach and the curation of the company image.


Segmented vertically and horizontally through windows, doors, and units

Floor to ceiling windows

Elevated sidewalk entrance

Urban street facade (contemporary versus traditional)

Sub-level light wells

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HOCH ASSOCIATES GRADUATE ARCHITECT FORT WAYNE RIVERFRONT The Fort Wayne Riverfront is a large urban design project located in the heart of the city along one of its three rivers. The project budget resting at $20 million called for a plaza on the south bank that reacts to the fluctuating levels of the river while also responding to the needs of the city. This included a beer garden, park pavilion and other amenities. The north, bank being more natural, lends itself to an elevated tree canopy trail that has minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

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The Bagsværd Church by Jørn Utzon


travel + interests

PERSONAL COLLECTION | 2011 2016 Travel photos from around the world These experiences have shaped me to be the person I am today and the designer I strive to be.

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33 countries +70 cities Canada Portugal Spain Morocco France Italy Greece Albania Turkey United Arab Emirates India Singapore Malaysia

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Cambodia Vietnam China Mongolia Russia Finland Sweden Norway Denmark Iceland Poland Germany Czech Republic

Slovenia Hungary Austria Netherlands Belgium United Kingdom Ireland


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Courtyard in Copenhagen

Stroget

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Materiality in Norway

Cycle Snake


Skylight in Norway

Materiality in Norway

This particular installation focused on the uniformity and modularity of wood and how this material is uniform from a distance but has unique irregularities when approached closer. This is very similar to the design language of the Baroque Park of the King’s Garden. The vertical nature of trees relating back to the ancient forests of Denmark and how light is a worshipped elementi during the summer months. These strong angles of the sun cutting through the peices of lumber create a dance with light and aim to transport one back through a forest.

Ground texture at the 8-Haus

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Riverfront Fort Wayne, sketch proposal Angkor Tom, Siem Riep, Cambodia

Brandenburg Gate Berlin, Germany

Plaza de Espana Seville, Spain

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Great Wall of China, North of Beijing


This particular installation focused on the uniformity and modularity of wood and how this material is uniform from a distance but has unique irregularities when approached closer. This is very similar to the design language of the Baroque Park of the King’s Garden. The vertical nature of trees relating back to the ancient forests of Denmark and how light is a worshipped elementi during the summer months. These strong angles of the sun cutting through the peices of lumber create a dance with light and aim to transport one back through a forest.

Riyadh in Fes, Morocco

La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona, Spain

Gardens in Beijing, China

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NICHOLAS L. HOCH graduate architect

mobile: 260.433.6040 Portland, OR 97214

nlhoch1@gmail.com https://issuu.com/ hochdesign/docs/ portfolio_12_1_16

EDUCATION 2014 -2016

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE | University of Oregon | Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts | concentrated in Urban Architecture

2015

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN | Danish Institute of Study Abroad, DIS Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 -2014

MASTER OF URBAN DESIGN | Ball State University | Indianapolis, IN

2009 -2013

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE | Ball State University | Muncie, IN College of Architecture and Planning

PROFESSIONAL June Nov. 2016

GRADUATE ARCHITECT - Hoch Associates, P.C. | Fort Wayne, IN

Project coordination, organization and deployment of project team. Coordination directly with client addressing schedule, filings to approval agencies and engineering consultants. Project development, scope delineation and coordination among multiple architectural team setting for re-purposing an existing industrial

Aug. 2015 Dec. 2015

CONTRACT - YBArchitects | Portland, OR

May 2014 Nov. 2015

INTERN - Hoch Associates, P.C. | Fort Wayne, IN

May 2013 Aug 2013

PROJECT COORDINATOR - VISION 2013 | Fort Wayne, IN

Oct. 2014 Dec. 2015

PUBLICATION: SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN | Portland, OR

Aug. 2015 April 2016

CHAPMAN ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND | Portland, OR

Team memeber tasked with digitally modeling space main lobby of CH2M Center PDX. Created conceptual drawings for RFP. Created digital and physical presentations for RFP submittals meeting with several local communities in the Midwest. Met with clients weekly to discuss progress and urban design opportunities.

Designed a housing complex of 180 units for an RFP package. Active role in weekly meetings with city leaders and community activists. Produced building & context model - digital & physical presentation.

STUDENT WORK

March - June 2015

Nico Larco’s publication through the Sustainable Cities Initiative researching and writing chapters on urban ecological corridors, urban habitat mitigation and the public realm. Design team coordinated with school board and principle on the design of a new kids play area on the north end of the school. The process called for many group meetings, design presentations and workshops. The design is in the initial founding phase.

BIKE COMMUTER RETAIL DESIGN | Portland, OR

Worked directly with owners of bike shop/tap house to reorganize the interior of the shop; in addition the team designed and fabricated an outdoor dining area in adherence to local code for alcohol and outdoor signage.

HONORS 2016

BETTY PETING TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP: Winner of a fellowship awarded to best submission from U. Oregon graduate school to study urban design & livability.

2013 2010 - 2013

SKILLS

2012

POLYARK 19 / WORLD TOUR - 26 countries over 60 cities COMPETITION FINALIST: ICMA ‘10 - Gresham Smith ‘11 - Cripe ‘12 GLEN SABADOS SCHOLORSHIP - peer chosen for team work Rhinoceros, Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Lumion 5, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sefaira, ARC GIS, research


REFERENCES NICO LARCO, RA Co-Director, Sustainable Cities Iniative

Associate Professor, University of Oregon Portland nlarco@uoregon.edu (503) 412-3732 studio professor + research advisor

ERICA DUNN, AIA, LEED AP, LEAD ARCHITECT Green Hammer, Inc. - Portland, OR (503) 804-1746 x 106 erica@greenhammer.com studio professor winter 2015

MARK RAGGETT, SENIOR PLANNER Urban Design at City of Portland

(971) 400-3537 Mark.Raggett@portlandoregon.gov studio professor spring 2015

GERRY GAST, RA Principal Architect, Gast-Hillmer Urban Design

Associate Professor, University of Oregon Portland (415) 459-8919 ggast@uoregon.edu terminal studio professor 2015-2016

MIKE GRUTSCH, AIA - SENIOR ARCHITECT Hoch Associates, P.C., Fort Wayne, IN (260) 424-7200 mikeg@hochassoc.com mentor + advisor

CURATED SOCIAL MEDIA INSTAGRAM - nick_hoch //

http://www.pictaram.com/user/nick_hoch/265092924 This account is a glimpse into my life which revolves around family, travel, design and the peculiarities in the field of design that I love.

PINTEREST - nlhoch1 //

https://www.pinterest.com/nlhoch1/ This account is a glimpse into my design careet acedemically and professionally. I often use Pinterest as a tool to have meaningful conversastions and inspiration.


Nicholas Hoch | Master of Architecture + Master of Urban Design