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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

BEN OLSEN SELECTED WORKS 2017-2020


PERSONAL INFORMATION NAME : BEN OLSEN DATE OF BIRTH : 03/01/1998 ADDRESS : 1152 MACEY WAY, STILLWATER, MN 55082 GRADUATION : SPRING 2021

LINKS EMAIL : BTOLSEN@IASTATE.EDU PHONE : +1 (651) 315-0039 LINKEDIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-olsen-b7916b128/

REFERENCES Ayodele Iyanalu Celinda Stamy Leslie Forehand

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aiyanalu@iastate.edu cstamy@iastate.edu leslieforehand@gmail.com


EDUCATION 2016 Stillwater Area High School, Minnesota 2021 Bachelors of Science in Architecture, Iowa State University Cumulative GPA: 3.56/4.00 Deans List: F16, S18, F18, S19, F19, S20, F20

ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE

SOFTWARE

AutoCAD SketchUp Revit Rhino 2018-2019 VP of COMMUNICATIONS Lumion for Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity V-Ray Grasshopper SUMMER 2019 RECRUITER Photoshop for Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Illustrator 2018-2021 HOMECOMING/GREEK WEEK CO-CHAIR InDesign Lightroom for Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel SPRING 2019 PEER MENTOR for College of Design Core Program 2017-2021 SOCIAL CHAIR for Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity

WORK EXPERIENCE

HOBBIES/INTERESTS

SPRING 2018 PRISMA Design-Build for Reiman Garden, Ames, IA JULY 2019 COMMERCIAL DIVISION INTERN for Corgan, Dallas, TX

Fantasy Football Football Basketball Running Hiking

2019-2021 FRONT END SUPERVISOR for Kowalski’s Market, Oak Park Heights, MN

SOFT SKILLS Communication Time Management Critical Thinking Leadership Attitude Teamwork Work Ethic Dependability Trainability Sociability Mentoring Adaptability

Photography Traveling Video Games History Cooking


SELECTED WORKS

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REDUX Internship Project 2020

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Museum of Capitalism Studio Project 2020

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See America by Rail Studio Project 2019

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Westbrook A Studio P 201


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Artists Site Project 18

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Leveled Greens Study Abroad Project 2020

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PRISMA Design-Build 2018

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OTHER WORK Student Work 2017-2021


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REDUX “Regenerative Design and Undersea Additive Manufacturing� Internship Project // 2020 Partners: Adam Gray, Allison Connor, Ashton Allison Site: Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Pacific Ocean REDUX is agile in its ability to harvest trash and convert it into a 3D printable material that is used to regenerate coral reef habitats and restore life to areas affected by ocean pollution. The facility utilizes principles of biomimicry, based on a starfish, to autonomously regenerate an ecosystem as well as produce additional trash harvesting pods to maximize the collection and removal of ocean pollution.


POD DETAILS

BUILDING AXONOMETRIC


SITE PLAN

BUILDING SECTION

HOUSING PLAN


R E N D E R S


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MUSEUM OF CAPITALISM “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.� Studio Project // 2020 Partner: Grant Olson Professor: Nick Senske Site: 1325 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207 Our mission is to explore Capitalism through the city of Detroit by telling a story of the success and failures of the economic system through architecture, in order to enhance the publics understanding of Capitalism and serve as an activist for change of the unsustainable system.


PACKARD AUTOMOTIVE PLANT

ELMWOOD PARK + CEMETARY FOX THEATRE LAFAYETTE TOWERS ART DISTRICT CENTER TRAIN DEPOT

SPORTS CENTER PROPOSED SITE GM RENAISSANCE CENTER

TCF CENTER

DOWNTOWN DETROIT HUDSON’S

WHITCOMB CONSERVATORY


SITE BOUNDARIES

BOUNDARIES SITESITEBOUNDARIES

RIVERWALK ADDITION + GREENERY

CITY OF DETROIT

BUILDING SUBTRACTION BUILDING SUBTRACTION

ROOFTOP + EXTERIOR STRUCTURE

RIVERWALK ADDITION + GREENERY

RIVERWALK + GREENERY

BUILDING SUBTRACTION

ROOFTOP + EXTERIOR STRUCTURE

EXTERIOR + ROOFTOP


R E N D E R S


5 EXTERIOR CAFE DETROIT SKYLINE VIEW MECHANICAL/HVAC CIRCULATION (ENTIRE BUILDING)

4 EXHIBIT SPACE 7: RENAISSANCE CENTER EXHIBIT SPACE 8: ABANDONED CENTRAL TRAIN DEPOT EXHIBIT SPACE 9: DETRIOT HOUSING VIRTUAL REALITY GALLERY CLASSROOMS RESTROOMS

3 EXHIBIT SPACE 4: HUDSON MALL EXHIBIT SPACE 5: MICHIGAN THEATRE EXHIBIT SPACE 6: 12th STREET RIOTS VIRTUAL REALITY GALLERY CLASSROOMS RESTROOMS

2 EXHIBIT SPACE 1: MILLING INDUSRY EXHIBIT SPACE 2: CENTRAL TRAIN DEPOT EXHIBIT SPACE 3: FORD/GM MOTOR COMPANY VIRTUAL REALITY GALLERY CLASSROOMS RESTROOMS

1 PROGRAMMING AXONOMETRIC

SECTION CUT


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SEE AMERICA BY RAIL “To blend diverse and shifting cultures.� Studio Project // 2019 Partner: Mimi Kelly Professor: Shelby Doyole Site: 1300 SE 1st St, Des Moines, IA 50315 Our proposal provides a central hub of transportation and communication. The aspect of this work that we are most captivated by the potential of these urban nodes to act as a social catalyst, creating an opportunity for people of different backgrounds to come together in a common area. The reduced use of cars and revitalization of trains also allows for a reduction in the carbon footprint cars produce and overall would have a positive impact on the progressing state of climate emergency.


SITE PLAN AXONOMETRIC

ROOF/ RESIDENTIAL SKYLIGHT RESIDENTIAL COLUMNS

TRAIN STATION COLUMNS

RAMPS + STAIRS

SITE AXONOMETRIC

ELEVATOR + FIRE STAIRS

HIGH SPEED RAILS

Median household income: $58,684 Unemployment: 3.32% Residents below the poverty level: 39.1% Median resident age: 25.7

Median household income: $22,596 Unemployment: 4.61% Residents below the poverty level: 27.6% Median resident age: 25.8

Median household income: $41,635 Unemployment: 13.4% Residents below the poverty level: 13.8% Median resident age: 31.5

LOCAL IOWA RAIL

SITE PLAN

EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC BUILDING AXONOMETRIC


RENDER

ELEVATOR DETAIL SECTION

RENDER


FLOOR 1 1/16”=1’

FLOOR 3 1/16”=1’

FLOOR 2 1/16”=1’

FLOOR 4 1/16”=1’


SECTION CUT

SECTION CUT


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WESTBROOK ARTISTS SITE “To invoke ones curiosity surrounding the space.” Studio Project // 2018 Partner: Abbi Harding Professor: Ayodele Iyanalu Site: 2325 Holliwell Bridge Road, Winterset, IA 50273 The project at hand aims to create a space in which the landscape surrounding the space is at more of a focus than the building itself. Thus, defining our building as “discreet architecture”. The basic design of the building is a space in which one is completely enclosed in the space once entering the building. However, as one ventures through the space, they eventually are within a space that is open to the outdoors allows for views out to the landscape surrounding them.


MINERAL STUDY: SELENITE

Notion of depth and visibility are apparent in the minerals features, as the building is formed to imitate these concepts in the idea of going from completely enclosed to exposed to the surrounding nature.

JUXTAPOSITION OF SPACE

MINERAL STUDY: PYRITE Also known as fools gold, the idea of the unexpected, relative to the concepts of enclosure and exposure of the building relative to the site. Moreover, the juxtaposition of the concrete and glass.

DISCREET ARCHITECTURE

DEPTH OF SPACE


SITE PLAN


R E N D E R S


DETAIL DRAWINGS


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LEVELED GREENS “Combining divided communities� Study Abroad Project // 2020 Partners: Jaya Tolefree, Nick Roose Professor: Simone Capra Site: Via Prenestina, 00176 Roma, Italy The idea of the park was described as an acropolis, the idea to flatten most of the park allowed us give new chances to the existing park. The new proposal is split mostly into two zones, one zone which is the existing park while the other will be the two new buildings. We believe our proposal will help combine a once protected park into a community space that is accessible and welcoming to all.


GREEN SPACE

CIRCULATION


SITE PLAN

AXONOMETRIC

PROGRAM AXONOMETRIC


GROUND FLOOR PLAN


MEZZANINE

SECOND FLOOR

THIRD FLOOR


SECTION CUT

SECTION CUT


RENDER: PLAZA


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PRISMA “Light, air, sound. In every space, it’s how you embrace those things.” Design-Build // Spring 2018 Partners: 2021 Architecture Class Professor: Nick Senske Site: 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011 Budgeted at $25,000, 80 architecture students designed this interactive sculpture for Reiman Gardens that included hammocks and iridescent acrylic panels that glistened in the sunlight. The design of PRISMA utilizes the elements of Ames, such as sunlight and wind, in order to create a visually appealing design.


SITE PLAN WITH CUSTOM HUBS

HUB DETAILS

EASTERN ELEVATION


RENDER

NORTHERN ELEVATION


RENDER: HANNAH HOGAN

RENDER: HANNAH HOGAN

PHOTOGRAPH: INTERACTION

PHOTOGRAPH: ACRYLIC PANELS


PHOTOGRAPH: INTERACTION

PHOTOGRAPH: DRONE VIEW

PHOTOGRAPH: INFILL

PHOTOGRAPH: CUSTOM HUB


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OTHER SELECTED WORK 2017-2021 Photography Architecture Non-Architecture

PHOTOGRAPH: NAPLES, ITALY

PHOTOGRAPH: REDWOODS, CALIFORNIA

PHOTOGRAPH: CHI


PHOTOGRAPH: DENVER UNION STATION

ICAGO FEDERAL CENTER

PHOTOGRAPH: GUTHRIE THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS

PHOTOGRAPH: TREVI FOUNTAIN, ROME

PHOTOGRAPH: ASCLEPIUS TEMPLE, ROME


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AQUA TOWER STUDY: 2019

MX581 BUILDING STUDY: 2019

AQUA TOWER STUDY: ALTELIER BOW-WOW PLAN


Non-Architecture // 2020 Bankrupt Banks

Non-Architecture // 2019 The Wage Gap

Bankrupt Banks is a drawing conceived by the Museum of Capitalism’s similarly named art display: Bankrupt Banks. The drawing is an explosion of the industrial white space into different sectors to isolate a group of flags. Flags which represent banks that declared bankrupt or merged with larger corporations during the Great Recession. The white section of this drawing represents an auction of the banks. People represented to buying and wanting to invest in the space to improve their business. The Black Side represents a funerary service to these banks, with business men still lurking around. Imposing the unemotional nature of Capitalism.

The proposed drawing implies the issues of retail in a future society. With recent advancements in technology, retail businesses that harness these upgrades are able to flourish, leaving smaller businesses unable to compete with them. Rather than a new typology for shopping, this drawing invokes a criticism of capitalism and the issue it holds for a boom-and-bust economy. Thus, the larger businesses are unreachable to an over materialistic society while the small businesses deteriorate.


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