Selected Works Resume 1 Port Morris Armature
Funerary Chapel and Columbarium Wall
Present in the Absence
Field Studies, Fall 2015
IBHA SHRESTHA 9510 Shannon Green Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213 980-365-9556 firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA; Master of Architecture May 2018 Bennington College, Bennington,VT, USA; Bachelor of Arts June 2013 GPA 3.69 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Research Assistant, Integrated Design Research Labs, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA; Sept 2015 present Supervisor: Dale Brentrup, AIA IES, Professor of Architecture & Director Research and create survey to measure Indoor Environment Quality; assist in preparing therm files of wall details. Trainee Architect, YA Engineering Consultancy, Kathmandu, Nepal; Dec 2014 - May 2015 Supervisor: Aman Maskay, Principal Worked on design projects; prepared CAD drawings, 3D models and renderings; site visits; client meetings. Architectâ€™s Assistant, Donald Sherefkin Architecture, Marlboro,VT, USA; Oct 2013 - June 2014 Supervisor: Donald Sherefkin, AIA, Principal Assisted the architect with his design projects: prepared CAD drawings, physical models and 3D models; conducted surveys and interviews; site visits and documentation; research and meetings. Intern, Adjaye Associates, Accra, Ghana; Jan 2013 - Feb 2013 Supervisor: Alice Asafu-Adjaye, RIBA ARB, Associate Director, African Projects Prepared presentation documents for new/ongoing projects: compiled reference materials and research data, edited drawings and renders in Illustrator and Photoshop, made 3D models using Rhino and Sketchup. Architecture Office Intern, Andrew Bartle Architects, New York, NY, USA; Jan 2012 - Feb 2012 Supervisor: Andrew Bartle, AIA LEED AP, Principal Constructed scaled models for presentations and mockups; site visits and documentation; general office work: filing, arranging catalogs and books, sorting and ordering sample materials. Intern, Centerline Architects, Bennington,VT, USA; Jan 2011 - Feb 2011 Supervisor: Ben Szalewicz, Sr. Architect Learned to use Microstation; site documentation; prepared drawings based on existing dimensions; designed a home for Habitat for Humanity. LEADERSHIP AND ACHIEVEMENTS Graduate Assistantship Support Plan (GASP) Scholarship, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA; 2015-2018 Peer Mentor, Bennington College, Bennington,VT, USA; Aug 2011 - Sept 2011 Bruce Berman â€˜74 Scholarship, Bennington College, Bennington,VT, USA; 2011 - 2012 TECHNICAL SKILLS Handdrafting, Modelmaking, AutoCAD (2D), Rhinoceros, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Sketchup, LBNL Therm, Microstation, Basic Web Page Design (HTML, CSS, Wordpress) 1
Spring 2016 Design Studio
TOW POUND FACILITY PARKING SURFACES PUBLIC SPACE
Reconncting through event space How can a secured facility such as a tow pound promote community engagement? Located in Port Morris, New York, this project attempts to recreate connection between neighborhood and waterâ€™s edge using site and program as a catalyst. Simultaneously, the site as an armature seeks to connect public with the isolated program of a tow pound facility and this is achieved through an event space within program site.
Context analysis and program block diagram along with an exploded axonometric showing program distribution.
TOW POUND FACILITY
Port Morris Armature
GROUND AND ELEVATED WALKWAY
C 138 ST
MEN'S LOCKER SUPERVISOR WORKSTATION
WOMEN'S RESTROOM WOMEN'S LOCKER
ELEVATED WALKWAY DN DN
C 136 ST
FIRST FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1/16”=1’-0”
Components of tow pound facility are consolidated to northern end of site to maximize public space and to capitalize on existing access routes since most vehicular and pedestrian traffic are directed through 138 Street and Walnut Avenue. Circulation within site is pushed to the edges to maximize event space and lengthen the armature while providing various alternatives. Administrative component of facility is elevated off the ground to avoid disruption to pedestrian traffic and parking surfaces are stacked and partially submerged on northwestern corner to allow a continuous circulation for tow trucks through the site. Surfaces of ground and elevated pathway fold to accommodate vegetated surfaces and allow for moments of contraction and expansion. 3
SUBGRADE RAINWATER SURFACE
SURFACE MORPHOLOGY STUDY 01 (CITY-EDGE)
SUBGRADE RAINWATER SURFACE
SURFACE MORPHOLOGY STUDY 02 (CITY-CITY)
LONGITUDINAL SECTION (A-A) SCALE: 1/16”=1’-0”
The language of surface manipulation in the project derives from a series of morphological studies created initially to begin addressing the multivalencies of intended program. Focusing on site context and program requirements, these studies explored connections and transitions between city, site and water’s edge. Continuity of surfaces evident in studies were materialized in the form of an elevated walkway creating a seamless connection between ground, facility and parking, thus providing a dynamic linear experience.
EDGE VEHICULAR SURFACE
-29'-10" VEGETATED SURFACE
TRANSVERSE SECTION (D-D) SCALE: 1/16”=1’-0”
SURFACE MORPHOLOGY STUDY 03 (EDGE-EDGE)
Fall 2015 Design Studio
Nested Layers Situated within an existing graveyard, the site for the new building was identified on northeastern corner to minimize encroachment on existing graves and pathways. The idea to integrate chapel and columbarium wall as a singular unit resulted in a chapel nested within columbarium wall with an ambulatory space in between. Entry frecourt and roof were oriented and organized to continue the language of graduated enclosures while specific thershold conditions marked transitions between different layers.
Site analysis diagram and model identifying axes, graves distribution and vegetation.
Funerary Chapel and Columbarium Wall 5
Inner walls of chapel were perforated in response to columbarium niches and patterned based on material properties. These perforations along with clerestory niches accounted for conditions of light within chapel space. In a similar language. roof of entry forecourt was perforated in response to vegetation pattern within larger site.
Spring 2013 Senior Work
Line Transformations A series of explorations of lines, drawings and narratives in an effort to investigate the dynamics between line drawings and their 3-dimensional counterparts. Processes of extractions, overlays and extrusions were employed in an attempt to translate the complexities and subtleties of line drawings into 3-dimensional spaces. The project hoped to examine various spatial relationships formed within this new space and how these would affect the experience of a user. Parameters were set up to guide the process without defining an end result, thus allowing for numerous possibilities.
A perspective drawing provided groundwork for a full scale installation.
Present in the Absence 7
The drawing was translated to a 3d model and lines were extracted from it. Overlays of intersections and voids were then extruded to create new landscapes. The spatiality of these spaces was explored by inserting narratives and creating vignettes. The project concluded with a full scale installation representing a small frame of the landscape.
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
SECTION AT X-X
YA Engineering Consultancy 10
Donald Sherefkin Architecture 13
Ibha Shrestha M.Arch (expected 2018)