Adam Hoover Architecture Portfolio 2018
INFO: BIRTH DATE: August 30, 1997 EDUCATION: Thomas Jefferson University
formerly known as Philadelphia University GPA: 3.39 Standing Class: Junior
ACTIVITIES: Community Outreach and Advocacy Chair,
Students for Historic Preservation, 2017-Present Organized events with community partners regarding historic preservation, including writing a Historic Building Nomination.
ADAM HOOVER BIO:
Spirit and Traditions Chair, Campus Activities Board, 2016-2017
Programmed traditional buildings on campus including on of the largest events Ram Jam, Jefferson’s Spring Festival.
Hello, my name is Adam. I am a 20 year old architecture student currently studying in Philadelphia, PA. I am interested in the fields of historic preservation and adaptive reuse along with humanitarian design. I am ambitious and hard-working, I consider myself to be an innovative designer that works best in collaborative teams.I enjoy watching movies, cooking, gardening, and just hanging out. One day, I would love to travel around the world learning about various cultures, cuisines, and, of course, architecture.
CONTACT: PHONE: (570)-990-6222 EMAIL: Hoover19A@Gmail.com ADDRESS: 3445 Vaux Street Philadelphia, PA 19129
Community Service Coordinator
Office of Student Engagement, Jefferson University
I coordinated an Alternative Spring Break trip to Harrisburg, PA to work with Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army. Leading a team of 12, I organized excursions, manageded the budget and lead meetings.
Season’s Art Landscape Design
Planting and maintaining gardens and landscapes over the summer. Designed graphics for Season’s Art events.
PAGE 03 PAS CENTER FOR COLLABORATION
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EDUCATION PAGE 09
GUTMAN LIBRARY TECH PODS
PAGE 11 SWITCH RESIDENCES
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PAGE 13 FRACTURE: PUBLICITY VS PRIVACY
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PAGE 19 CABE_CABIN COMPETITION
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PAGE 21 BLUEBELL PARK MASTER PLAN AND PLAYSCAPE
PAGE 23 TESTUDINE ECO-CENTER
PAGE 29 MANIFOLD: LIGHT INSTALLATION
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PAGE 33 HIGH SPIRITS HEALTH CENTER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAS Center for Collaboration
Washington Square West, Philadelphia, PA Education_Fall 2017 Design 4_Adam Lemire Duration: 8 Weeks The Philadelphia Alumni Society Center for Collaboration provides upperclassmen university students to work with students from other universities to create a professional experience the students will face in their future career paths. The PAS Collaboration Center funnels collaboration through spatial interactions by nesting secondary concentrated spaces into primary collaboration spaces. The studios divide into three spaces the primary studio, the secondary studios, and the studios associated display space. The primary and secondary studios have a high interaction whereas the primary studio and the display space have a lower interaction. The maker spaces also have a funneling design to them with secondary creation spaces that funnel into a primary assemblage space that allows for students to interact with the community, alumni, and students from other studios.The facade of the building correlates with the interactions that occur within the PAS Center. Mimicing the spatial organization of spaces and how they flow into one another through their use of collaboration.
Secondary Primary Public
Series of Collaboration
Organization of Collaboration PAGE 03
Intersection of Locust & 13th Street
AGI Glass Competition: Gutman Library Tech Pods Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Education_Spring 2018 Design 6_Jeff Kansler Duration: 2 Weeks For the AGI Glass Competition competitors were challeneged with designing three study pods for Jefferson Universityâ€™s library. The pods were supposed to use glass in an innovative and futuristic way, incorporating new types of technologies within the glass.For my Gutman Library Tech Pods, the form of the form and organization allows for users to focus on both collaborative and individual work. The arrangement of six outer desks allow for individual work and a conference space in the center. Structural curved glass supports the pod while the curvature distorts light and sight. Several types of technology enhance the users experience. Glass screens and table tops replace traditional monitors and keyboards. The center conference table features a holographic projection for group presentations. Also, floor to ceiling glass walls act as interactive presentation panels that can be used for presentations, as an interactive writing surface, and a screen for video conference.
Projection Glass Walls
Heat Sensors Access
Projection Glass Monitor and Keyboards
Aluminum Frame Electical Conduit Ceiling Support Fin Projector and Sensor Aluminum Ceiling Frame Ceiling Panels
Projector and Sensor
SWITCH RESIDENCES Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA Residential Fall 2016 Design 3 _ Donald Dunham Duration: 2 Weeks Typical Row Home
A typical site for a Philadelphia row home is long and very narrow. The Switch Residences eliminates the restriction of the narrowness of the row homes by opening portions of one residence with its adjacent unit. This is achieved through the use of a scissor staircase to allow residents to travel from one side of their unit to the other without ever interacting with their neighbor. The entrance to the two units is hidden by a wooden slotted screen system . Each unit was required to have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, one unit (the blue unit) was required to have one spot for on site parking. As the user progresses through the units, spaces begin to interact across the width and verticality of the site. This allows for living rooms to be opend to the kitchen to allow for more communal spaces along with creating multiple double height spaces.
W. George St
South Elevation PAGE 13
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Second Floor PAGE 14
Fracture: Publicity vs. Privacy Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA Residential Fall 2016 Design 3 _ Donald Dunham Duration: 3 Weeks Fracture: Publicity versus Privacy focuses on two major concepts. The first being the fracturing of the corner of the site to better allow day light into the row home. The fracture along with the majority of glass facades allows for a lot of light to enter the space, however there are two units which leads to the second concept of Publicity versus Privacy. The two units are intertwined floor to floor and with the large use of glass thtroughout the units, users of different units would be able to see one another. Thus the question of whether or not the users are on display for the public.
Fracture to Allow Light
W. George St
Bridge the Two Masses PAGE 15
North Section PAGE 18
CABE_CABIN COMPETITION 2016 1st Place Worldâ€™s End State Park Forksville, PA Residential_Fall 2016 Vis 1_Andrew Hart Duration: 6 Weeks As a visualization competition, I was tasked with recreating a cabin of my choice in a new location. Watershed is a 70 square foot studio-cabin designed by FLOAT Architectural Research and Design. The cabin is designed to display the ecological complexity of its site. A water collection basin collects water for deer and birds to drink from; the basin also acts as a step to enter the cabin. The basin if filled by the rain that is collected on the roof of the cabin. The Watershed is easily constructed, consisting primarily of three sections: the metal frame, the wood frame, and the roof system. The metal frame of the cabin is prefabricated steel, which is connected to four concrete footings. The wooden frame is made up of cedar 2x6â€™s. The roof is also prefabricated steel that is welded to the steel frame. The structure is designed to be easily constructed, deconstructed, and transported. There is no source of energy for Watershed, so the occupant is completely off the grid, allowing them to get inspired by nature with no distractions.
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Worldâ€™s End State Park
FLOAT ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH AND DESIGN Philadelphia University C_ABE Cabin Competition 2016 Watershed is a 70 square foot studio-cabin designed to display the ecological complexity of its site. The metal frame of the structure elevates the cabin to allow small animals to travel underneath the low-level windows allow for easy observation of the creatures. A water collection basin collects water for deer and birds to drink from; the basin also acts as a step to enter the cabin. The basin if filled by the rain that is collected on the roof of the cabin. The roof system is also designed to amplify the sound of the rain and wind. The Watershed is easily constructed, consisting primarily of three sections: the metal frame, the wood frame, and the roof system. The metal frame of the cabin Construction Process
is prefabricated steel, which is connected to four concrete footings. The wooden frame is made up of cedar 2x6â€™s. The roof is also prefabricated steel that is welded to the steel frame. The structure is designed to be easily constructed, deconstructed, and transported. There is no source of energy for Watershed, so the occupant is completely off the grid, allowing them to get inspired by nature with no distractions. The interior is comprised of only two sections, a work desk and a sleeping space which only fits a full size mattress. There are several storage spaces, above and under the bed, and also above the desk. Option A
Blue Bell Park Master Plan and Playscape Blue Bell Hill Philadelphia, PA
Community_Spring 2017 Design 4_Donald Dunham Duration: 7 Weeks Class Collaboration Blue Bell Park is located in Blue Bell Hill Philadelphia near Germantown. As a studio my classmates and I created a masterlpan for a series of playscapes throughout the park. The masterplan of Blue Bell Park features a large carve into the hillside, an eleveated walk along the Wissahickon RIver and a Corten Steel Bridge that connects the two peeks of the park. The path materials used throughout the masterplan are specifically selected to help maintain site water with permeable materials. The masterplan is ADA compatable even though the site was very challenging in elevation.
Flagstone Inlayed with Grass
Grass supported by Geogrid
Corten Steel Bridge
Elevated Wood Path
Pea Gravel supported by Geogrid
Biorhythm:Learning Through Play
Site 8, Blue Bell Park Masterplan Biorhythm is a reocurring cycle in the function of an organism. This playscape focuses on a specific part of a trees life cycle; decay. Decay of trees has many levels from simple leaves dying to the entire tree rotting and eventually, regrowth. Plant decomposition is constantly occuring in nature and although it may seem like an unhealthy process for the environment it actually helps fertilize new growth and is beneficial to plants.
Fallen Leaves = xInteractive platforms
Bare Trees = Climbing Posts
Fallen Tress = Slides and Crawl Tudes
New Growth from Decomposed Soil = Netting and Play Sculpture
Testudine Ecological Center Blue Bell Hill Philadelphia, PA
Community_Spring 2017 Design 4_Donald Dunham Duration: 7 Weeks The Testudine Wildlife and Environmental Education Center is designed to educate the public about various native reptile and amphibian species to the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. The Testudine Center is named after the Latin word for “turtle”. The wildlife center’s design is inspired by the habits of the Wood Turtle, a historically native species to Philadelphia, that is classified as a species of concern, meaning the species is almost classified as endangered. Female Wood Turtles nest in mud or soil by digging a hole in which she lays her eggs and then camouflages the nest with leaves and mud. Being buried allows for the turtle and eggs to be insulated during hibernation and incubation. The Testudine Center is embedded into the earth to insulate and help reduce energy used for heating and cooling. Wood Turtles have a unique patterning to their scutes. Scutes are the pyramid shapes on a turtle’s’ shell. They are the result of how turtles slowly shed their shells. The Testudine Center’s roof is decorated with skylight scutes to help with passive lighting and act as a water collection system for the Testudine Center.
Carve based on Path Geometry
Connect the two forms
Nest Eco-Center into the site
Roof Scutes allow for passive lighting Nesting gains geothermal energy
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Split Level Plan
Manifold: Light Installation Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Community_Fall 2017 Design 5_Adam Lemire Tech 3_David Kratzer Duration: 2 Weeks In Collaboration With: Evelyn Juliano Inspired by waves and Padovanâ€™s sequence, manifold maintains a uniform height to accentuate its oscillating form-work, which is complimented by fiber-optic strands that sprout out in between the structureâ€™s arches. Oscillating ceases in programmatic areas, but then resumes where it left off as individuals pass through. These programmatic areas feature more form-work in a higher density, while the fiber-optic strands reach taller in areas of low density and remain stunted in areas of higher density.Respecting the motions of a wave, the non-symmetrical arches oscillates back and forth while their bases remain linear, creating moments where individuals feel a light push and pull perpendicular to the pop-up, a movement embodying ocean waves.
Night Illuminance Section
Night Lighting Plan
Daylight Illuminance Section
Day Lighting Plan PAGE 31
High Spirits Healthcare Center Wynnefield, Philadelphia, PA
Healthcare_Spring 2018 Design 6_Jeff Kansler + Victoria Pyle Duration: 2 Weeks In Collaboration with: Daniela Cintron (Interior Design) Anthony Grimaldi (Architecture) High Spirits is in a youthful, high-middle class neighborhood located in Wynnefield,Philadelphia. The City Center strip mall, located on City Avenue, houses this clinic. High Spirits is a Healthcare Center for young adults between the ages of 25 and 35. High Spirits focuses on the physical, mental and emotional well being of the patients. The goal for this center is to help young adults in their transition to adulthood. From the exterior, the facade expresses the beginning of a transition. Metal panels are layered in linear strips on the upper half of the facade while the lower half remains the existing brick to blend into the existing strip mall. Eight foot frosted glass panels create privacy for the interior. When the user enters the building, they experience a shift from a linear facade to a undulating wall and ceiling feature that represents another stage of their life transition. Then, as the users move back into the nurse hub and examination rooms they meet the climax of their transition which is depicted in a more exaggerated curvilinear ceiling feature. The user leaves the High Spirits Health Center with a better understanding of who they are and want to become.
Material Selections PAGE 33
Published on Mar 8, 2018