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“Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.” -Arthur Erickson

“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” -Le Corbusier

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life….as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed” - Booker T. Washington

“Light, God’s eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.” -Thomas Fuller

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” -Terry Pratchett


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Small+Mobile+Operable Center for the Arts [Re]habilitation on the Highline A Place to Live and Work Winds of Fortune Urban [Re]defined


Pixels Bridging “Rubbled� Water Third Eye Third Eye

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Jamar D. Moore

1844 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02135 757.508.7219


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Bachelor of Science in Architecture Graduation date: May 2013

Relevant Courses Taken: - Research Design Studio II - Architectural Design I & II - Intro Architectural Design I & II - Lessons in Making - Lessons of the Lawn - Independent Design Research Studio - Building Matters - Architecture & World Trade

- History of Architecture - History of World Architecture (1400-Present) - History of Modern Architecture - Intro to Planning - Architecture Theory - Systems, Sites, and Building - CADD 3D Modeling & Visual - World Buddhist Architecture


Work Experience


ICON architecture, Inc. | Designer Assisted in the drafting of construction documents of institutional and multi-family Boston, MAhousing projects, the completion of project proposals and the documenting of existing conditions. Photographed completed projects for documentation. Attended site visits and punchlisted units nearing completion.

11/2014-Present Boston, MA

National Organization of Minority Architect Students| Vice-president Revived and reinstated the UVa Chapter of NOMAS after a half-decade of little existence and enthusiasm for the organization and collaborated with the Dean of the School of Architecture to promote the UVa School of Architecture at the NOMA NationalConference.

2011-2013 Charlottesville, VA

City of Newport News Dept. of Planning | Summer Intern 06/2012-08/2012 Tasked with redesigning the Regional Business District Manual to Newport News, VA promote redevelopment in Downtown Newport News.Implemented many sustainable design considerations into the redesigned RBD manual including promoting and encouraging the use of sustainable transportation methods, promoting walkability, and encouraging sustainable building methods. Attended meetings dealing with regional transportation issues, zoning concerns and updates, community involvement,and the city’s Planning Commission. Conducted research on many of the historic building’s in the RBD to compile a survey for the Regional Business District Manual

Skills Summary

Leadership - Governed a body of peers as Vice-President of the University of Virginia Chapter of NOMAS - Organized the revitalization of the UVa Chapter of NOMAS - Coordinated many NOMAS meetings and events - Organized the first trip to the annual NOMA Conference in 2011 held in Atlanta, Georgia, and its second trip in 2012 held in Detroit, MI, for the UVa Chapter of NOMAS - Member of the Divesity Committee at the School of Architecture- UVa Computer Skills - AutoCAD - Rhino - Autodesk Revit - Photoshop - Illustrator - InDesign - Microsoft Office - Newforma - Trimble Sketchup - Bentley Microstation Other Skills - Woodwork - Casting - Model-making - Laser Cutting - Drafting - Sketching - Photography


- Member and webmaster of the Boston Chapter of NOMA (BosNOMA) - Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects - Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects - Member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)


- Advisor to the UVa Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students - Recipient of the Bevin and Vitto Cetta Endowed Scholarship - Honorable Mention by UVa School of Architecture Belmont Bridge Competition - 2nd Place in Urban Design Category for the Belmont Bridge Competition for Charlottesville, Virginia - Member of the Diversity Committee of the School of Architecture-UVa - Vice-President of the University of Virginia Chapter of NOMAS

2014-Present 2013-Present 2013-Present 2010-Present

2012-2013 2012-2013 2012 2012 2011-2013 2011-2012

Online Portfolio

Photography -



Establishing Connections

Location: Richmond, VA


The ability to showcase items that a person makes is key to the success of a business. Being small, mobile, and operable allows for shop to be set up in a quick, efficient, and timely manner. This mobile trailer is for an architectural photographer to be able to shoot, produce, and display prints in any city and situation all on site. The bifold doors allow for interaction with customers on the street. At night when the trailer is closed, it can act as a light box or a camera obscura, promoting the photographer’s photos displayed in the windows. Inside of the trailer is a dark room that can be opened to become a personal office when not in use. The interior can also be arranged in multiple configurations depending on the use.

The whole point of the mobile studio was not to bring customers to the photographer, but to bring the photographer to potential customers. Locating areas around Downtown Richmond, such as historical markers where tourists are found are crucial in the success of the mobile studio. Tourists, visitors, and clientele of the historical city will enjoy the ability to have shots produced on site. The Shockoe Bottom area is home to a large number of residences and

small shops that could also be potential customers. The key to success is the ability to connect with the customer. The ability to open the bi-fold doors breaks down the barriers that would bar communication from those passing by. A simple greeting from either the photographer or passerby could lead to a potetional sale because there isn’t a barrier stoping the interaction. 7

Diagramming the Process of Capturing and Developing Film



A Center for the Arts Location: Richmond, VA

Establishing Connections

This project is a continuation of Small+Mobile+Operable which combines the photographer with a concert pianist. The reason for this combination is both artists work in containment. The photographer creates images through the capturing of light, but develops photos in the containment of darkness while a musician works with the containment of sound. The Center for the Arts containslight and sound in multiple ways. The ceiling features a system of light/sound baffles that extend throughout the building. These baffles control how light enters each section of the build. For instance, the baffles deepen in the auditorium to allow less light but doubles as sound baffles during concerts.


The atrium is where the two artists co-exist. Photography is displayed here while music can be heard from the “floating� practice spaces toward the back of the building or from the auditorium. Light is an important element to the project due to it being an infill site with the dimensions of roughly twenty five feet by one hundred fifty feet. There is a gradation of light as the basement, where film is developed is the darkest, while the practice rooms and atrium receive the most light.

Mapping the material used in making film and the distance between raw materials, the factory, and the shelves



Photography uses film that has light sensitive chemicals (Silver Nitrate). Once this chemical is exposed to light, the film is ruined. Unlike most craftsmen who work in the presence of light, a majority of the delicate work of a photographer is done in the absence of light. The use of a sun path chartcan relatively show the position of the sun at any given time of day. The solar intensity chart shows how intense the sunlight is in any given part of the country.




Rehabilitation on the Highline Location: New York, NY

Establishing Connections

It is always challenging for members of the Armed Forces to readjust to civilian life after returning home. It is even harder for those who have been injured mentally or physically. This project strives to aid in the rehabilitation process for wounded soldiers by easing them into the civilian lifestyle. Located along the Highline in Manhattan, it provides multiple opportunities to interact with those passing by and allows for the opportunity to rehab by utilizing the Highline. The rehabilitation process can happen in various ways, whether it is through physical, spiritual, or mental rehab.


The building has forty-two apartments with a common room on each floor, promoting group rehabilitation and healing. A winter garden allows for rehab on a personal level while an outdoor garden allows for rehab outside as an extension of the Highline park system. Operable louvers are on each balcony allowing for continued use during winter months by blocking wind but allowing sunlight through. During the summer, the louvers can open up to allow passive cooling throughout much of the building.



The building offers a gradual gradation in the levels of privacy. The closer you are to the ground level and the Highline, the more public the rehabilitation sessions become. Rising above the Highline, the more personal the rehabilitation process becomes. It is a symbolic gesture as some may use that privacy for religious reasons, while others may see the rise above the public realm as rising above their own injuries for a deeper rehab of their self in image and spirit.

Rehab Gym Consultation Spaces Gardens

More Privacy

Residences Community/Personal Cultivative Spaces

Lobby Cafe Chapel Meeting Rooms

Pool Locker Rooms


A Place to Live and Work

Establishing Connections

Location: Charlottesville, VA This project was to create a place in which two artisans can live and work. The two artisans that were chosen were a musician and a landscape painter. The site was located on the Downtown Mall of Charlottesville but had the challenge of competing with a five-story parking garage to the south, blocking much of the sunlight. Musicians do not really need much natural lighting, however, painters do.


In order to allow light into the residence, the northern face had a glass facade while the southern side had a projection that captured light from the west, allowing light to enter during its most occupied time in the evening. Also, by not placing windows on the southern side, it allows the occupants to have privacy from the garage and the busy Water Street. The painter’s studio was on the uppermost floor with a complete 180 degree view of the surrounding city and landscape, allowing ample light to filter in. The musician had a recording studio and practices spaces in the basement of the building. Downtown Charlottesville has numerous venues for the musician to perform in within walking distance. A gallery which contained both artisan’s work was located on the ground floor.



The ground floor which consists of the gallery space and the basement, which contain the practice spaces and recording studio are the only public spaces in the house. The gallery spaces features large windows that faces the street as well as windows that face out into a large public art garden behind the house. This space can be used to

practice an instrument, write a song, or inspiration for a piece. A small trough of water gently cascades through a series of small water fall creating a peaceful atmosphere. The back of the house features large windows that looks out towards the garden and recieves indirect light from the North.


Winds of Fortune Location: Charlottesville, VA

Establishing Connections

In earlier projects, I studied wind and how harnessing its energy, in the long run, can produce a sizeable profit. Wind is a reliable source of renewable energy and promotes sustainability. The site for this project was located in the heart of Downtown Charlottesville. The project creates a tower that strives to capture the prevailing winds and uses the energy harnessed to power the building and to plug energy back into the local power grid, lessening the reliance on fossil fuels. The height of the tower is not only to capture wind, but to become a beacon for sustainability and make the invisible (wind) visible through the use of turbines.


Building off of the idea of wind, I wanted the site to respond to this larger idea of interaction with the wind. The perfect solution to this idea was to create a system of “canyons� that seemed to be carved by the wind, where people are able to interact with the wind as they learn about it. These canyons are the paths carved into the ground. The site includes apartments, a farmers market, a recycling center, organic cafe, and classrooms.




Pixels Location: Forney, TX

Urban [Re]defined

Forney is a rapidly growing suburban community outside of Dallas, Texas. Many of its residents live in Forney, but commute to Dallas for work and other social activities. The plan for a 1000 acre plot of land within the city was to create multiple levels of density within each block of the new planned community. One pixel is considered to be a structure of some sort which is placed beside other pixels. These pixels are then grouped into a larger pixel or block. This maximizes the interaction between various age groups and income levels. This block can then be grouped into an even larger pixel creating a fractal system.


The planned community proceeds to continue from the pre-established housing subdivisions south of the site and transitions slowly into local and major commercial centers. This keeps residents working within the city and establishes a grid for the city to grow from. The community consists of a school, hospital, various types of housing, senior center, recreational facility, and a park system.




Bridge Over Rubbled Water Location: Charlottesville, VA

Urban [Re]defined

Bridging “Rubbled” Water repurposes the railroad underneath the Belmont Bridge - an important seam between Downtown Charlottesville and the Belmont neighborhood- as a public greenway. The strategy recycles and reconfigures artifacts of obsolete infrastructural growth (the existing bridge) as well as the current underground stormwater network. It also introduces an interactive system based on the optimal movement of water, challenging the outmoded paradigms of human intervention.


The design employs an analytical interpretation of the geometry of flow of water in Charlottesville - its collection, filitration, retention, and movement. The proposal reinstitutes this geometry in the Downtown Area, enabling the emegence of a healthier water network. The strategy recycles the rubble generated from the destruction of the current bridge, using it to form gabion walls that augment filtration, circulation, and habitation, and reduces the project’s carbon footprint.


The Third Optic

The Third Optic

A picture is frozen in time, allowing for the ability to look deeper into what was captured. A picture allows for the ability to dive deeper into the little details that would go unnoticed by the naked eye as our periphrial is only but so good. It provides a chance to process everything and truly understand our surroundings. The camera is my third optic, my third eye. The cones of our eyes are always process information instantly that we rarely have time to truly enjoy what is right in front of us. The vivd colors of fall or the textures of the meticulously laid brick for us to walk on go underappreciated. My eyes may miss these opportunites but my camera does not.



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The Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio of Jamar D. Moore  

This portfolio showcases the work produced during my Undergraduate education at the University of Virginia. The projects featured in the por...

The Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio of Jamar D. Moore  

This portfolio showcases the work produced during my Undergraduate education at the University of Virginia. The projects featured in the por...