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JAMES MALDONADO M.ARCH / PRATT INSTITUTE


JAMES MALDONADO M.ARCH

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PRATT INSTITUTE

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JAMES MALDONADO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRATT INSTITUTE GAUD, Brooklyn, ny

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO, San antonio, TX

Master of architecture aug 2012 - May 2015

Bachelor of Science in architecture aug 2008 - May 2012

BENTLEY / BRATZ ARCHITECTS Architectural Intern - May 2011 - August 2012 ( Including school year) - assisted in preparation of schematic design and proposals - Designed all parts of material assemblies, foundation, mill work, details, etc. - Performed research on various components and fixtures to be included in designs. - Composed construction documents based on architects suggestions - Conducted research of building materials. - effectively communicated with clients and consultants. - Made measurements of existing conditions Projects: - entrekin Pavilion 122 Stanford Dr. San antonio, TX - Shields Residence addition 422 evans ave. San antonio, TX - Stallings Residence addition 422 alamo Heights Blvd. San antonio, TX - Weaver Residence 700 e. Olmos Dr. San antonio, TX - Herrmann Residence 331 Park Dr. San antonio, TX MARMON MOK ARCHITECTURE Architectural Intern- June 2014 - August 2014 - assisted in preparation of revit construction documents - assisted in preparation of design proposal - assisted in the composition of presentations for potential projects. - Chose interior finishes and composed finish color boards and proposal packet for Bohnam academy - Performed field verification of existing conditions - Produced revit model of Trinty Bell athletic Center Projects: - nISD Sports Gym in farris athletic Complex. 8400 north Loop 1604 W, San antonio, TX - Bonham academy SaISD Renovation and expansion 925 S. St. Mary's St. San antonio, TX - Trinity Bell athletic Center 1 Trinity Place, San antonio, TX - McCauliffe Middle School SWISD Renovation 9390 SW Loop 410, San antonio, TX CONSTRUCTION I have worked for numerous contractors doing home remodeling, and residential construction 2005-2008 CABINET FABRICATOR I built cabinets and shelves in the summer of 2005 for the US navy. `


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SKILLS

SOFTWARE: -

PUBLICATIONS + EXHIBITIONS

AWARDS + ACTIVITIES

Revit Maya eSRI arcGIS Sketchup ecoTect autoCaD

VISUALIZATION: -

Rhinoceros Grasshopper Maya 3D Studio Max adobe Creative Suite

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3D Modeling Sketching animation Rendering Model Building Construction Doc's

PECHA KUCHA 2011 architecture foundation, San antonio, TX feb 2011 - The first Pecha Kucha in San antonio - Work presented: Contained Sustainability

GAUD 2015 ANNUAL EXHIBIT Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, ny apr 2015 - Work displayed: Detroit aquaponics Center

EVOLO SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION 2015 - Work displayed: Pudong Mixed Use Tower

GAUD 2014 ANNUAL EXHIBIT Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, ny apr 2014 - Work displayed: Public Bath House

LUMINARIA 2011 Univ. Of Texas San antonio, Mar 2011 - Work displayed: Metamorphic fashion / arch.

INPROCESS 2014 ANNUAL PUBLICATION Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, ny apr 2014 - Work displayed: Public Bath House

PRATT INSTITUTE - Pratt GaUD Scholarship Recipient, 2012-2013 - Student Council Representative, 2012-2014

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO - Magna cum laude - President's List, fall 2008, fall 2009, Spring 2010, fall 2010

VOLUNTEER WORK - San antonio architecture foundation, 2010-2011 - aIa Home Tour, 2008-2011 - Habitat for Humanity, 2009-2010


INDEX

004

PUDONG MIXED USE TOWER

114

BUS STOP RHYTHM

026

PUBLIC BATH HOUSE

124

ARCHITECTURE DORMITORY

044

DETROIT AQUAPONICS CENTER

072

PEK SLIP 1 ELEMENTARY

092

BLENDED MORPHOSIS

104

CONTAINED SUSTAINABILITIES

CRITIC: HINA JAMELLE PRATT INSTITUTE FALL’14

CRITIC: JASON VIGNERI-BEANE PRATT INSTITUTE FALL’12

CRITIC: ALEXANDRA BARKER PRATT INSTITUTE SPRING ’14

CRITIC: JONAS COERSMEIER PRATT INSTITUTE SPRING ’13

CRITIC: CHRISTOPHER WHITELAW PRATT INSTITUTE FALL’12

CRITIC: KEVIN MCCLELLAN UNIV. TEXAS SAN ANTONIO SPRING’10

CRITIC: KEVIN MCCLELLAN UNIV. TEXAS SAN ANTONIO SPRING ’12

CRITIC: DIANE HAYS UNIV. TEXAS SAN ANTONIO FALL’11


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PUDONG MIXED USE TOWER Pratt Institute fall 2014

Class

Graduate Design Studio V

Critic

Hina Jamelle

Partner

Milad Showkatbaksh

Location

Pudong, Shanghai, China

Medium

Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper

The Pudong Mixed Use Tower is located at the rivers edge in a district highly occupied by tourist attractions and businesses. The focus of this building is all about attribute driven spaces that split open as the program changes vertically. This mixed use tower is comprised of four programmatic purposes which vertically transform with a sole intent on creating new type of circulatory experiences for the occupants. The programs consist of retail to office to hotel and recreational spaces. Through a series of gradients of enclosures and openings the tower takes on a transformative intelligence. from the ground floor up the occupant can see the vertical chambers recede and divide by elevator shafts and bridges. as the occupant travels in the elevator or views from the above floors the transformation of the programmatic spaces can be observed, simultaneously atrium views offer scenes of the surrounding river. Unifying the tower to the context, the atrium intersecting landscape offers a public space while still serving as clear cues on where entrances are located, all acting as a terminus for the transformation.


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008

CONCEPT for the design process, analysis were made focusing on the metamorphosis of the frog, from an egg to a mature adult. extractions of certain attributes were gathered, throughout its transformation, and were replicated and interpreted into three dimensional units. at the end of this process, six different units were created. The units transform from an enclosed surfaced based model to a skeletal and more structural unit. The transformation is made complete through the stacking and connecting of the transforming units, creating four different spines. Moving Vertices

Radical Move

BaSe GeOMeTRy

Radical Move

In PROCeSS

Radical Movements of the vertices give the geometry deformation potential

fInaL STaGe

Deformation contains both straight and diagonal movements of the vertices


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Decaying Internal Section

Humidity

Growing Internal Section

Lifespan


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UNITS


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SPINES


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eaST eLeVaTIOn

WeST eLeVaTIOn


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SPINES Spines/units attach to the elevator cores which serve as structural cores and the spines connect together via bracing on the exterior skin which creates a unique structural situation. Thus the center portion of the tower is held up by cores and the cantilevering floor plates or units are held up by an exoskeleton.

SOUTH eLeVaTIOn

nORTH eLeVaTIOn


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Pudong is known for its extravagant use of lights. At night time the tower transforms into a recreational scene, with lounge spaces, a club scene and bars. Simultaneously, the tower lights will turn on and light up the interior and the exterior of the building. Recessed lighting within the interior highlights the edges of the floor plates while lighting placed within the seams of the exterior envelope makes the tower a beacon for commerce among the other buildings in the Pudong night sky.


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PUBLIC BATH HOUSE Pratt Institute fall 2012

Class

Graduate Design Studio I

Critic

Jason Vigneri Beane

Location

Manhattan, new york

Medium

Craft foam, Rhino, 3dsmax

This studio explored multiple ways in which tectonic transformations across architectual categories can create structures that are simultaneuously concrete realies and identities in formation. We were asked to develop explicitly material models that while based on the properties , behaviors and intelligence of a single self consistent material, articulate and execute transformations across any number of proto-architectural categories such as surface becoming volume , structure becoming skin , inside becoming outside , two dimensional becoming three dimensional etc. The material chosen to manipulate was eVa foam. Through much process a set number of techniques were derived. This consisted of several characteristics embedded within the physical models; pinching with elastic string and the twisting of the strands, gradients of repitition etc. after the first mid review the class was asked to relate our process models to a body of water. Through the selection of the body of water an ecology was chosen to be mimicked. Mangroves were chosen because they would provide porosity, they intersect water and they provide a safe haven for multiple species. Ultimately, the architecture that emerged was simultaneously abstract and real, novel and informed , foreign and embedded.


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GROUnD/ BeRMS/ nO OPenInGS

SCaTTeReD ROOTS/ PLaIn slits

ROOTS SPLIT/ SLITS MeeT In CenTeR

ROOTS SPReaD/ InTeRSeCT WaTeR


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POOLS

SAUNA

WOMEN'S CHANGING ROOM

MEN'S CHANGING ROOM


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POOLS

ENTRANCE

ENTRANCE

HOT TUBS


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DETROIT AQUAPONICS CENTER Pratt Institute Spring 2014

Class

Graduate Studio IV

Critic

alexandra Barker

Partners

Chang Cheng, Diana Kokoszka

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Medium

Maya, autoCaD, Rhino, Grasshopper

The project for this studio was an urban farm to raise and sell fish and plants using the technique of aquaponics, a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (water-based plant farming). Located at the eastern edge of downtown Detroit, this project would serve as an urban strategy to address the serious issues facing the city: underutilized land and lack of access to fresh food and vegetables. Detroit is a city with almost one third of its area consisting of vacant land where an estimated 72% of residents live in food deserts. Despite being a port city Detroit has no fishing industry. Once a thriving city but now in an economic decline this project recalls the history of automobile manufacturers in this particular city through the utilization of metal panels as a skin. The Detroit aquaponics Center contains an aquaponics farm, a fish and produce market and an educational space within a unique shell that has an outdoor park on its roof, as well as hydroponic plant growth system embedded within the facade.


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BUILDING ANALYSIS The water circulation is situated within the atrium space of the building. The younger fish would begin at the top and released to the fish tanks below. The terminus of the water circulation would be a large fist tank at the bottom floor which can be viewd from the outdoors and indoors. The vegetation would be located directly above the water circulation and would be fed hydroponically. By creating outdoor green spaces the building responds to the contextual problem of vacant land.

WaTeR CIRCULaTIOn

aQUaPOnIC PLanTeR

GReenSPaCe DIaGRaM


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INDOOR/ OUTDOOR PLANT SEASONALITY AND MATURATION SCHEDULE Color correlates to floral bloom, fruiting, autumn foliage and other seasonal color change

INDOOR/OUTDOOR PLANT SEASONALITY AND MATURATION SCHEDULE

FEB

JAN

COLOR CORRELATES TO FLORAL BLOOM, FRUITING, AUTUMN FOLIAGE, AND OTHER SEASONAL COLOR CHANGE

NATIVE FALL FLOWERS

TE

NATIVE SPRING FLOWERS NATIVE SUMMER FLOWERS A M

DECIDUOUS TREES

R

Cha

EVERGREEN TREES

Dia

NATIVE GRASS

OUTDOOR

SHRUBBERY

INDOOR

Jam

LEAFY GREENS CAULIFLOWER TOMATOES

RIL AP

BROCCOLI

CO

SQUASH

DE

HERBS

Ale

SIT MAY

Ellio

STR

Jeff

ME

Mom JUN

E

C DE

FA

Sam

PR N

JU

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LY

DET

Aqu

Dow T

AU

OC

C100

LANDSCAPE COLOR WHEEL NTS

G

SEPT

2

CO


RAINWATER STORAGE/REUSE

EXTENSIVE PARK SPACE TO MINIMAZE IMPERVIOUS HARDSCAPE

GEOTHERMAL HEATING/COOLING

P

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SUSTAINABILITY NARRATIVE

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R

D

0

0

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D

D ECOTECT SITE ANALYSIS

eCOTeCT SITe anaLySIS 2

S101

3 S101

ECOTECT WIND ANALYSIS

eCOTeCT WInD anaLySIS

MEP/ SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES -Rainwater collection and recycling for irrigation and toilet water -Greenroof to alleviate combined sewer overflow -Geothermal cooling/ heating for less water use -electricity from detroit's steam turbine -Use ash byproduct as concrete aggregate in permeable pavers -Use reclaimed woord for interior flooring and outdoor seating -Strategic solar shading/ exposure -WIndow shaders to contol heat gain -Sensor/ timer activated lighting -food waste reuse as compost -Seasonal natural ventilation activates stack effect -extensive park space to minimize impervious hardscape


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PEK SLIP 1 ELEMENTARY Pratt Institute Spring 2013

Class

Graduate Design Studio II

Critic

Jonas Coersmeier

Location

Manhattan, new york

Medium

Maya, Rhino, autoCaD

Located on the east side of the financial district in Manhattan, new york, Pek Slip 1 elementary School seeks to alter the typology of elementary school buildings. as with all schools, saftey is one of the main concerns. However, especially seemingly theses days more schools have been threatened by violence. Pek Slip 1 elementary School serves as a vessel that attempts to solve these problems. While being both alien, it is embedded, self consistent while differentiated and systematically unique to the populations and events that flow in, around and through it.


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PekBlended Slip 1 Elementary Morphosis075


Pudong Pek Slip Mixed 1 elementary Use Tower 077 007


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BLENDED MORPHOSIS Pratt Institute fall 2012

Class

Design Media I

Critic

Christopher Whitelaw

Medium

animation

Using Maya techniques, a base module was created. another facsimile of this module was then designed. Between the base model shape and the facsimile, blend shapes emerge. The intensity of these blends is determined by a distance created. all shapes are connected to this point and act similarly. as the point is pulled away from the aperture field the blend-shapes bloom into a volumetric shape. as the point is moved closer however the blend-shape seems to be more of a surface. as part of the assignment a ten second video was created which shows each blend-shape in motion in certain chosen views. furthermore to strengthen our own digital experience it was a requirement to produce a 3d print of the module as part of the assignment a ten second video was created which shows each blend-shape in motion in certain chosen views. furthermore to strengthen our own digital experience it was a requirement to produce a 3d print of the module


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CONTAINED SUSTAINABILITY University of Texas San antonio Spring 2010

Class

Undergraduate Studio V

Critic

Kevin McClellan

Location

new Orleans, Louisiana

Medium

Rhino

The program for this new Orleans residence comes with very specific goals. The design has a budget of $100,000, cannot exceed 880 sq. ft. and needs to be seven feet off the ground. The solutions for these problems require that I as a designer think in an innovative and unique way. The concept for this project is embedded within the material, shipping containers. The primary impact of the shipping container, conceptually, is the shape. The aim is to create a definite form that is modular and can be repeated, arranged, chopped and manipulated as a component for different effects. Rather than keeping the containers raw and unwelcoming, a shading device is included as a contrasting material. This device is also a structure that vines can grow up, to eventually cover the home. It is important to note that shipping containers qualify as a recycled material. There may be a way to have them donated but altogether they are a bargain. Used shipping containers are always being liquidated. Used shipping containers cost usually $1,200 ea. which is perfect for the $100,000 budget.


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108

CONCEPT The primary impact of the shipping container, conceptually, is the shape. The aim is to create a definite form that is modular and can be repeated, arranged, chopped and manipulated as a component for different effects. Rather than keeping the containers raw and unwelcoming, a shading device is included as a contrasting material. This device is also a structure that vines can grow up, to eventually cover the home.

FORMAL PROCESS


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BUS STOP RHYTHM Pratt Institute fall 2012

Class

Undergrate Design Studio VI

Critic

Kevin McClellan

Location

San antonio, Texas

Medium

Rhino, Grasshopper 3d

The location of this site is on St. Mary's st in Downtown San antonio. The goal of the project was to discover an urban space in need of an architectural intervention. The intervention needed to activate the space and create a new experience. The site chosen is located at a bustling spot that serves as a hub for sixteen bus routes. I investigated the spot and analyzed the rhythm of the energy on the site. It became apparent to me that the site needed a bus stop. The bus stop I created would interact with the people along with the schedule of the bus routes. as people sit at the designated benches for their bus they will begin to recognize a pattern between the architecture and the rhythm that people leave to catch their bus.


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CONCEPT The process for this project directly relates time with form. This became possible through the use of a timeline which conceptually truns something that is not physical into something graphic that I can respond to. each peak represents a new bus route at a certain anticipated time.

0 min.

39

3

42 mission

RyTHM

ReSPOnSe

SCULPT

OPen TO STReeT


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48

69

75

78,79

85

89

95

100

6 281 express 20 McCreeless 20 st phillips

26 st phillips

30 rigsby

34 brooks 36 military

32 higlands

36 elmendorf

46 commercial

ROUTeS

26 eastwood

51 nagalitos 54 nagalitos 68 sw medical

TRanSfORM

79 ruiz


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ARCHITECTURE DORMITORY University of Texas San antonio fall 2012

Class

Undergrad. Studio VII

Critic

Diane Hayes

Location

San antonio, Texas

Medium

Revit, Rhino

Located at the site of four existing historical buildings, this architecture student dormitory fits 100 students and provides public spaces for shopping and dining. as the designer I felt the importance of integrating the existing buildings with the new additions. Being a dorm for architecture students the design needed to be an inspiration and provoke ambition.


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CONCEPT The concept for my design was to create intersecting spaces to form voids. These voids created spots of social interest. Wherever peoples paths intersect, there is an intentional interaction. From these masses another concept arose, use contemporary form and materials that directly contrast the old buildings. To make this concept possible the designs needed to become completely opposite in every aspect.

InTeRSeCTInG MaSSeS TO CReaTe VOIDS

COnTRaSTInG fORMS

TRanSfORMeD InTO a ReGULaTeD anD COnTInUOUS fORM


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2ND FLOOR


3RD FLOOR

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Architecture Portfolio 2015  

Selected Work from my M. Arch at Pratt Institute and my B.S. in Architeture at University of Texas San Antonio

Architecture Portfolio 2015  

Selected Work from my M. Arch at Pratt Institute and my B.S. in Architeture at University of Texas San Antonio

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