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education university of kansas
- school of architecture
• masters of architecture - graduation spring 2017 • cum. gpa : 3.76 professional experience
- architectural design intern • worked in commercial office building and institutional studio gensler
• participated in conceptual design of hotel and retail complex in downtown los angeles
• constructed site models for initial site analysis for several
• adobe creative suite, autocad, keyshot, revit, rhino, sketchup
• corrected construction documents
• designed signage for elementary school interior • researched urban planning concept placemaking, and presented findings to over 200 gensler employees 2015
- architectural design intern
• 3ds max. grasshopper achievements and involvement president, kappa sigma fraternity
• led a five officer committee in charge of all decision making and leadership responsibilities for the
100+ member fraternity
• worked on a wide variety of projects, from a house to
• represented fraternity on interfraternity council
olympic ski facility
university of kansas honor roll
• led initial design efforts on new condominium development on deer valley mountain
• one of two project architects for a new renovation of local gastropub
• edited construction documents, videos, and images for submittal
• spring 2013 - present contributing member, sexual assault task force • goal is to educate students on how to deal with this sensitive issue
member, delta iota epsilon honor society
17th and main
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columbia wellness center
20 - 23
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crossroads cultural center
28 - 31
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17TH AND MAIN URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN KANSAS CITY Kansas City is home to one of the nationâ€™s newest streetcars. With new public transportation, comes enhanced opportunity for urban development. Known locally as a warehouse district, the Crossroads sits in an underutilized area of downtown, neglecting potential to significantly improve the pedestrian experience. By framing individual moments, and highlighting the scenes that celebrate Kansas City, the sensation of walking down Main Street will greatly improve. Realized through a series of hand drawn analyses, the new design will be an agent for change in the Crossroads.
VIEWS SHAVE BUILDING GEOMETRY
CULTURAL ICONS In groups, we worked to create a development scheme for the Main Street Corridor. Our group focused on the perspectives centered around three historical landmarks. These view corridors will shape both the future built environment and the pedestrian activity pattern along the street. Along these new boulevards are greater opportunities for commercial and residential development. The Crossroads District is a young and exciting area, and through perspectival framing, the experience only improves.
KAUFFMAN CENTER SPRINT CENTER
Conceptual Site Development
ANALYZE HISTORICAL CONTEXT
CREATE DYNAMIC FRAME
Opportunity for new streetcar stop
Dedicated outdoor public space
Ground floor glazing connects street activity
Dedicated Outdoor Puiblic Space
Louvers oriented to allow views but prevent harsh light
SITE PLAN Our holistic approach to the design process seeks to not only integrate a multifunctional wellness facility into a newly formed healthy campus, but to connect all structures through the physical transformation of the site. With emphasis placed on the benefits of light exercise, via inclusion of a half mile track, this new development will help educate all generations that avoiding the sedentary lifestyle is easy and enjoyable. The catalyst for movement is the mixed use emergency room, clinic, and recreation center, which anchors the entire site. Ultimately the newly formed campus will become a hive of healthy living.
FORM DEVELOPMENT STRETCH HEIGHT
H ENGAGE E I GSITE HT 12
OUTPATIENT C L I N I C
R E C R EATI O NAL
D ETAI LS
D E S I G N BUILD
E X PAN D
Although we received all positive feedback on our design, KCUR decided to move forward with a different solution. The final resolution consisted of three parts: Boxes, Frames, and Handouts. The modular boxes, constructed of aluminum and wood, display interchangeable panels that could be changed to fit any event, as well as illuminate. The A-Frame, consistin of a chalkboard, shelf, display panel, and aluminum skeleton, presents KCUR with an eye-grabbing and innovative way to grow their brand. Lastly, KCUR was gifted with wooden amplifiers for cellphones, constructed using a cnc router. Overall, all the weeks of cutting steel, sanding wod, and eprfecting the assembly process paid great dividends. 22
WOODEN SOUND AMPLIFIER
CROSSROADS CULTURAL CENTER
wooden louver shading systems
PROJECT S C O P E The Crossroads Community Center was designed with as the focus. Placed on a restrictive, geometric site, the building responds by using negative space to create a postitive impact. With a large void in the center, the building functions as three separate structures under one roof. A vast central atrium is able to serve sustainability
all three and shuttles both natural light and fresh air through the entire facility. the auditorium and performance
space is one of the few to allow sunlight to penetrate the
interior, but wooden louvers actively respond to create a
become a new, integral piece of the crossroads culture.
FLOOR P L A N S
PRO G R A M BREAKDOWN conference room
back of house
WHILE EMPLOYED AT 28
EXPERIENCE The University
presented me an extraordinary
opportunity to participate in a co-op program with for one semester. work of an intern
addition to the usual, more banal
lines, details, schedules etc.),
also able to lead the efforts in site analysis for a new
Los Angeles Department of Health. The Vermont Street corridor, is trying to bridge the large gap between the scales of development. Towards the south are larger, taller structures, while the north is mostly small restaurants or shops. My exercises included the construction of a presentation ready site model, initial massing ideas, and diagramming the existing context. building for the
site, located along the
ANALYZE C O N T E X T
SEVEN ARROWS SIGNAGE 30
DRAWING PROCESS Another
signage for a newly constructed elementary school.
was the chance to design
Seven Arrows Elementary focuses on building the technical and critical thinking abilities of their students. They wanted a sign near the entrance that refelcted these views. I was given total creatvitiy through the process, as I drew many different iterations and presented them to the client. The challenge was to navigate the window in the wall and to appropriately cover the blank surface. For the finished product (pictured left), I reinforced the strengths of the school (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) while trying to still create a fun, learning atmosphere.
EXPERIMENTAL F U R N I T U R E
SCRAPYARD S E A T One of the more interesting projects I worked on involved capturing the essence of a design in a piece of furniture.
actual building was a
Kansas, but it could I chose to model my project after the city museum in St. Louis. Acting more as a playground and less as a museum, this house in the black hills of serve any purpose.
attraction was my favorite place to go as a kid to release some energy and explore.
recycled parts from a scrapyard, a chair that
of the museum.
Using entirely I constructed
believe echoes the same image
first sight, its intimidating,
maybe even a little scary, but ultimately it ends in a great experience comfortable).
chair is actually a
the chair and the designs that inspired it.
BENT P L Y W O O D I
never knew you could bend wood until
the chance to experiment with the strength, potential, and possibilities of bent plywood and
other materials in addition to building a final prototype.
first step was to learn how
to bend wood.
process actually involves
an extra strength vacuum that laminates the wood plies through immense pressure in order to achieve their bent form. for
wood needs something to press against that is in the exact geometry of the desired final form.
art of bending wood is all in the
Without a secured form, the
wood inside vacuum bag
wood can easily snap improper
process, we began to test different forms and shapes with different types of wood.
came the time to select a final prototype to design. bendy
decided to make a bed frame out of
enough) to hold a queen size mattress.
to hold all the weight.
to keep the design simple, creating only five separate
challenge was fitting the long pieces inside the vaccuum bag and still achieving a strong seal
was very pleased with the final prototype.
like to draw.
the ability to get ideas on paper
quickly and clearly is such a benefit in school, and the professional
as part of a study abroad program.
the entire trip, in order to develop are freehand drawing skills.
are a few examples of those sketches.
BOOK BURNING MEMORIAL
WOODEN CHAPEL COPENHAGEN OPERA
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
COPENHAGEN DORMITORY 39
PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
I have been extremely fortunate to travel From Africa, To Europe, To South America, and even Antarctica, I across the world.
have seen a lot of different environments and
hope to coninue exploring more.
am away from home,
sure to bring a camera to capture the moment.
The following pages contain photos
took on my latest trip; driving from the
west coast, back to my home in
St. Louis. Along the way we saw arches and hoodoos in Utah, gorgeous rock formations in Antelope Canyon, and the most beautiful coastline along highway one. Please enjoy.
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
ZION NATIONAL PARK
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
WEST COAST HIGHWAY
ANTELOPE CANYON - SHARK
ANTELOPE CANYON - HEART + FACE
ANTELOPE CANYON - DRAGON EYE
ANTELOPE CANYON - TSUNAMI
WEST COAST HIGHWAY
â€œWe shape our buildings; thereafter they shape usâ€? - Winston Churchill Thank you for reading