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James C Lewis

March 3, 2011

Featured Work Parametric Partition Wall for Hide House, 2010                    

Cardinal Strich Library Renovation, 2009                   

Urban Land Institute Urban Design Competition, 2010                 

Maple Rocking Chair, 2004        !   

Siyathemba Design Competition, 2004                    

Chennai 113 Residential Master Plan, 2008              Note on group work Some of the most successful work in my portfolio I did in collaboration with others. As I take on the role of leader and organizer, I would like to suggest that the successes of the ULI Competition, Parametric Wall, and the CDS projects are directly related to my skills at assembling strong teams,                      Further, in the case of the Parametric Wall, I was able to combine my different interests to create a product that would not have been achievable otherwise. In this case I created an opportunity at                   

                    Background image: Spackle and twine screen, latent property of material study.


Parametric Partition Wall for the Hide House This partition wall provides a vital capacity to the Hide House community beyond its functional aspects of dividing space and       "        #  House, serving as a visual reminder of the individuality and community within. The Hide House is home to various artists, musicians, designers, businesses and organizations brought together by a desire to work within a community of creative people. As each individual piece of the wall is unique, so are the artists and businesses who call the Hide House their home. Further, these groups provide a spectrum of functions which support each other as an interconnected community, working together to be successful, much like the individual components work together to form this wall. Finally, it is a piece of intrigue which calls to Hide House patrons upon

                    interconnected community inside.

MATERIAL: PETG Plastic TOTAL PIECES: 1150 Unique Shapes FORM: Two walls (8� module & 12� module)

LOCATION: #  #  $  % 2625 South Greeley Street Milwaukee WI 53207


Parametric Partition Wall for Hide House UW Milwaukee SARUP General Capital Group

Professor: Kyle Talbott Designers: James Lewis, Tom Foley, Jim Hinze, Peter Nguyen, Kevin Schneider

7 Weeks: March - April 2009 '   #  #    


1 Digital Methods

2 Analog Methods

3 Fabrication

2.0


Component

Cut sheets into 15” X 24” sections.

Laser cut pieces

Process

Waste


Punch holes

Melt component over rockite mold

Peel plastic

Making of the rockite mold

Bake form


Organize components

Grind connections into form

Shear tabs for ground connection


Bending tabs for ground connection

Connect components

Finish Build


Cardinal Strich Library Renovation Cardinal Strich University asked CDS for a visioning plan, desiring to transform their library into a contemporary informa     "             designed to illicit more student use of on campus resources. Challenges and Opportunities Sig             of the decision making process. The design team helped establish the students vision for the library renovation through focus groups, interviews and representation on the design

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         "    worked very well as it developed a common language between the students, library committee, and designers. Strong communication created an environment where high          A design process was created that allowed all members of the school to comment on the design as it went through different iterations. Plans were created in which large spaces were color coded to represent different atmospheres and icons were created to represent different furniture. A key, showing the icon with a picture of the furniture type and a        "    laminated with space for comments and a dry erase marker was attached. Students wrote their comments directly on the boards, librarians typed up the comments and distributed them to the design team. Following, a new scheme was created and set up for comments. This process kept the student body involved and allowed them to take ownership of the library renovation.

Design Solutions Four major considerations were established as a design framework. First was to open up the library as much as possible, this happened by removing fake partitions, drop        '                  change in character was achieved by moving the entrance. This also established hierarchy in the interior spaces allowing a smooth transition form active spaces to quiet spaces. Third a large variety of study spaces were created as the team recognized that everyone studies a different way. Finally, technology to fully permeate the library by             and data lines. Status of the Project Cardinal Strich was very pleased with our work, our layout              design by Groth Design Group. The space was opened up             more natural light gets in. There are many different types of study spaces and technology permeates its entirety. As one librarian said, “The library just feels better.â€? The library opened to the student body in September of 2010 and has received much praise from students, faculty, and staff. Library staff state its use is higher than it has ever been. Images: Before and after the renovation


Cardinal Strich Library Renovation Community Design Solutions

Project Manager: James Lewis Student Designers: Sam Brannon, Juan Feliciano, and Payman Sadeghi

12 Weeks: September - November 2009 Renovation completed, August 2010


Cardinal Stritch Information Commons : 1SFMJNJOBSZ%SBGU/PW 

Key:

Soft Seating  t Comfortable seating provides a relaxing study atmosphere. Chairs and stools are on wheels and can be arranged for individual and group work.

Individual movable study space  t 1FSTPOBMEFTLTUIBUDBOCFNPWFE  t$BOCFDPNCJOFEUPNBLFBMBSHFHSPVQTVSGBDF

Cafe Study Space  t Cafe style seating for study and socializing  tBOETFBUUBCMFT

Cafe Lounge  t Couches and comfy chairs for discussions, studying, relaxing , and socializing

Info Desk, circulation, and printing services  t "OTXFSTHFOFSBMRVFTUJPOTBOEXJMMEJSFDUZPVUPUIF resources you need for IT and library services. Centrally

Individual Lounge computers  t Cozy computer cove

Coffee bar reserve book pickup and printing center. located

 t Small satellite coffee bar for The Bean with extended hours

Small group work spaces Clustered computer stations  t Seated computer stations for long term use

 t Fixed table and computer for small group work and meetings. Rolling white boards and single fixed back wall can be used to make space private

Standing and Barstool Computer kiosks  t Computers for short term use

Large group meeting area and flexible classroom space  t Lounge space transforms into discussion space for class, student group meetings, or large group projects. Rolling white boards and single fixed back wall can be used to make space private


Cardinal Stritch Information Commons Strategies: Scheme 5: Breaking Down Borders

Preliminary Draft Nov. 12, 2009

UP


Maple Rocking Chair Designed as an update to Hans Wegner rocking chair of 1944, this chair embodies my need to create objects that will last. I designed this chair with the sincere intention that I would be able to put my children to sleep in it and that it would still be desirable enough that my grandchildren will rock their children to sleep in it. In a way, my hope for it’s durability is a reaction against a culture where everything is disposable. Consumerism is everywhere, I believe it has begun affecting our relationships, suggesting people are just objects, and can be disposed of. I perceive that objects acquire meaning over time; history is embedded in objects. They inform us about who we are and remind us of who we have been. In a culture that allows every freedom, they can ground us through memory and give us a sense of belonging.


Materials Maple and Cane Joints Mortise and Tenon, Blind Dowel, and Lap with Blind Dowel Major Processes Drop Router and Chisel on Arms; Shaver on Front Mortise and Tenon Joints; Horizontal Drill Press and Chisel on Rear Mortise and Tenon Joints, Horizontal Drill Press on Dowel Joints, Jig to Prepare Compound Angle, 8 Sets of Rockers to Test Speed and Rock, Hand Woven with X Pattern to Prevent Cane Slippage Jigs and Created Tools Jig For Compound Angle; Jig For Rockers; Three Meter Pipe Compass; Flat Ice Cream Sample Scoop to Slide Cane Finish Soap Treatment: 1 Part Soap to 1 Part Water

Maple Rocking Chair Denmark’s International Studies Program

Professors: Erling Christoffersen, Flemming Jensen, and Bjorli Lundin Designer: James Lewis

Design and Build, 3 Weeks: July 2004


Urban Land Institute Urban Design Competition, 2010 The site for the 2010 Urban Land Institute Urban Design competition was located in the East Village of San Diego. The brief called for a revitalization of not only the given 73 acre site but also for the proposed development to catalyze development in the entire East Village Neighborhood. Our proposal creates a green spine for the East Village, linking amenities such as Balboa park at its northern end, to Petco Park in the south. The           + /    neighborhoods, turning an ambiguous area into distinct places. NoMa Terrace is an active urban park along the green spine that creates a focal point for the district and catalyzes development around it. %         !  <             "          retail to the east and the restaurants, entertainment, and gardens of NoMa Terrace to the west. NoMa terrace merges public and private investments to create a dynamic public spaces with amenities that support an outdoor urban lifestyle.


NoMa

CREATING IDENTITY AND LINKAGES THROUGH PUBLIC SPACE

Identity

Analysis ACHIEVEMENTS â&#x20AC;&#x153;EAST VILLAGEâ&#x20AC;? NO MORE tAt over 120 city blocks, the East Village is too large to function as a walkable district tThe â&#x20AC;&#x153;East Villageâ&#x20AC;? identity retires and its subdistricts become known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;NoMa,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Park,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stadium Villageâ&#x20AC;? tâ&#x20AC;&#x153;NoMaâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; North Of Market, East Of Park

Street Conversion

One-Way to Two-Way

EXISTING CONDITIONS

2015

Over 20 One-way Streets

Noma District Converted

NOMA TERRACE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dynamic Public Space tDelivers a sense of place currently missing in the East Village tProvides dynamic participatory greenspace to northeast downtown

REDEFINING ACCESSIBILITY tSan Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth has been achieved in spite of its network of one-way streets tConverting them to two-way flow will help catalyze the next era of development t/P.BIBTGBOUBTUJDTJUFBDDFTTBMMPXJOHJUTJOIBCJUBOUTUPMJWFBDBSGSFFMJGFTUZMF LONG TERM

LIVING OUTDOORS - Active Urban Spaces

Two-way Grid Restored

t Vibrant public spaces promote active city life t-JGFCFUXFFOCVJMEJOHT outdoor living rooms for improved health and relationships

t One-way streets served no purpose until freeways were built. t The predominance of one-way streets in downtown San Diego confuses visiting drivers, encourages speeding, and reduces the exposure of retail storefronts to potential customers. t Addressing this condition will enhance walkability and drivability. t The resulting growth in retail sales will increase the tax base for needed infrastructure.

RESULT: Viable High Density & Mixed-Use

NoMa

Linked to Amenity Balboa Park

Civic Core

1,200 acre park that also features restaurants, museums, and theaters.

Dominant employment hub of the downtown business district

San Diego City College Two year program 15,000 students

Golden Hill Predominantly residential neighborhood that is home to many artists and musicians who were no longer able to afford housing in Downtown.

San Diego MTS North

NoMa (subject site)

East Village Largest of the 8 downtown neighborhoods in San Diego with a recent history as a locale for artists and social services

Horton Plaza Gaslamp Popular outdoor District shopping mall that opened in 1985 and draws a significant tourist crowd.

West Park

Petco Park Stadium for the San Diego Padres that opened in 2004 and spurred a revitalization of its neighborhood and numerous recent residential developments.

Linkages

(Proposed)

Excellent Site Access

7.1

10.7

10.2

4.8

Little Italy

3.9

CITY COLLEGE

0.9

9.1

26.5 SOUTH THRU SITE 6.0 BOARD 8.7

6.2

7.3

4.1

12.3

21.5

28.4

8.0 8

22.7

19.2

12.5

Advisors: Harvey Rabinowitz and Jim Piwoni Team: James Lewis (Team Leader), Ethan Skeels, =  >  " ? @ $ 

7.7

14.7

1.6

11.6

11.5

9.9

21.2

2 Weeks: Jan 2010 Honorable Mention (8 recognized), 117 entries 8.2

PARK RK & MARKET 2.7 BOARD BO

7.0

Urban Design Competition: Urban Land Institute UW Milwaukee SARUP

Academic Village

30.0 NORTH THRU SIT SITE

1.3

3.0

3.0

4.8

8.0

10.3

Cortez

East Village

Chargers Stadium

2.6

Horton lam pQ uar Plaza Civic Core ter

Residential neighborhood with a substantial Mexican population.

10.2

Columbia G as

NoMa PROPOSED PARKS Logan Heights

21.0

10.1

EXISTING PARK

4.5

NoMa NoMa

Fault Lines as Amenities

CCDC PROPOSED PARKS

San Diego MTS South

Stadium Village

Historical neighborhood spanning16 ½ blocks that caters to tourists and commuters by offering restaurants, entertainment, and frequently hosting street festivals.

Linkages

1.5

1

Gritty neighborhood outfitted with warehouses and pockmarked with vacant lots and a significant homeless population. New residential development has occurred on the northern and southern boundaries.

TRAFFIC COUNTS AND RIDERSHIP IN THOUSANDS

TEAM 8473

TEAM 8473


Siyathemba Design Competition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Launched in 2004, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Siyathembaâ&#x20AC;? competition challenged the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designers to create the â&#x20AC;&#x153;perfect pitch,â&#x20AC;? for the youth of Somkhele, South Africa, who are three times more likely to become HIV positive than youth in other parts of the world. (Siyathemba means â&#x20AC;&#x153;we hopeâ&#x20AC;? in IsiZulu.) In addition to serving as a gathering place for youth between the ages of 9-14, the facility will double as a health outreach center. The           

  league. On World Aids Day, (December 1, 2004), the jury, which included, Paola Antonelli, curator of the Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, award-winning designer Yves Behar and Survivor: Africa winner and former pro-footballer Ethan Zohn,             from over 300 submissions.â&#x20AC;?

Researching Somkhele and the challenges posed to its inhabitants, we came up with the following thesis that drove our competition design: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people of Somkhele are starving, surviving day to day. Long term health issues cannot trump basic survival.â&#x20AC;? Soccer is the bright spot in their lives; it brings people together, it offers hope. In addition to using the soccer facility to serve as an AIDS treatment center, it needs to address the immediate need to survive. Through research, we also learned that the KwazuluNatal region, where Somkele is located in, is a very    #    !   to farm, especially if one does not know the proper techniques. Soccer will bring people to the facility. While there, people can learn to farm properly. Once survival is no longer the primary concern, AIDS treatment will have a much higher success rate. The design is simple, a hinge between the soccer        '       accommodate the three functions required of it.

Architecture for Humanity website, 2008. The following spread shows the two competition boards and two supplemental images. Our submission received an honorable mention and was one of two student entries to receive recognition.


Siyathemba Design Competition: Architecture for Humanity Washington University in St. Louis

Professor: Zeular Lima Designers: Jeff Gaines and James Lewis Equal responsibility partnership

7 Weeks: September - October 2004 Honorable Mention (25 recognized), 300 entries worldwide


CHENNAI INDIA

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capitol city of the Federal State of Tamil Nadu. The fourth largest metropolitan city in India, Chennai is located on the Bay of Bengal and is the southeast corner of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Quadrilateralâ&#x20AC;?, Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four major cities linked by highways. The city stretches 19 km (12 miles) along the Coromandel coast      [ ! \]  ^      _ strip of land, its highest point is only 60m (200ft) above sea level. As of 2007, Chennai had an estimated metropolitan population of 7.5 million. With a population density in the metropolitan area of 5,922 per km² (2,287 mi²), it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. As with other cities in India and

          `    to reach megacity status, with a projected population of over 10 million people, by 2025. CBD

Served by an international airport and two major ports, Chennai               two railway terminals. Each side of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Quadrilateralâ&#x20AC;? is undergoing upgrades to more contemporary road standards.

s 25km

16 mile

SITE

BAY OF BENGAL NH4 CORRIDOR

Chennaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy has a broad industrial base, including automobile, information technology, manufacturing, healthcare,     `          "  x     _ !         offerings. CHINA

AIRPORT

PAKISTAN

DELHI

NEPAL

BANGLADESH

MYANMAR

INDIA

KOLKATA

MUMBAI

BAY OF BENGAL ARABIAN SEA

CHENNAI

SRI LANKA

Source: Adapted from Chennai Master Plan

The Golden Quadrilateral

CHENNAI C113 RESIDENTIAL M ASTER PL AN

Chennai 113 Master Plan =!    @ 

2.4 SITE MASSING

Project Director: Rico Cedro Lead Editor: James Lewis

7 Months: January - July 2008 Book Coordination: May - July 2008

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LAND USE AND ZONING

Neighbors A variety of land uses surround the site. These include a traditional Indian agricultural village, a housing estate of small private homes, brick pits and kilns, and SIDCO, a state-owned light industrial park. High-tension power lines cross the northern edges of the site, and are also visible on adjacent properties to the south. The character of these neighboring built-up areas, while small in scale (one and two stories), do not present favorable views from the site. However, the agricultural land to the west which is currently under rice cultivation, offers attractive and sweeping vistas.

AGRICULTURAL LAND

The Bangaru Canal, with its bund road built on a raised earthen levee, is a diversion channel owned and operated by the Public Works Department. It clearly  the western site edge. Canal water level varies considerably, depending on regional ~ control needs and seasonal ground water height. With improvement of the canal edge and bund road, this element could be a visual asset for the site.

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Zoning The site is zoned for residential development. Maximum building height, under the regulation of the Second Chennai Master Plan, is 27 m, assuming a minimum 18m bund road right-of-way. An FAR of 1.5 is available.

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Site Access Access to the site is   as it does not have a 

frontage on any major public road. Substantial improvement to the existing   in consort with the construction of new   is required to provide access to support the project.

BRICKYARD


ARCHITECTURAL PROGRAM

Initial test  indicated that the buildable land area and TSI program requirements for the Villas, Townhomes and Apartments, using a 15m maximum height would not meet proforma requirements. With input from TSI, the quantity of Villas is  as close as possible to program levels, while the quantities of Townhomes and Apartments were adjusted.  " Master Plan exceeds the TSI program area requirements with an altered program mix.

MASTER PLAN

TSI PROGRAM

BUILDING

UNIT SF

VILLAS

TOTAL UNITS

TOTAL AREA

340

1,000,000

UNIT SF

TOTAL UNITS

TOTAL AREA

RESIDENT POPULATION 5/unit

TRANSIENT POPULATION 1.5/unit

1,640

492

PARKING PER UNIT

328

1,020,000

3-Bedroom type A1

2,000

2,000

72

144,000

2

4-Bedroom type A2

3,000

3,000

148

444,000

3

5-Bedroom type A3

4,000

4,000

108

432,000

4

587

1,170,000

329

763,990

3-Bedroom type B1

1,450

See

183

371,850

2

4-Bedroom type B2

2,350

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146

392,140

3

TOWNHOMES

APARTMENTS

1,400

2,200,000

1,645

494

1,522

3,112,826

2-Bedroom type C1

1,200

See

256

391,332

2

3-Bedroom type C2

1,600

Page

745

1,473,436

2

4-Bedroom type C3

2,100

69

521

1,248,058

SUBTOTAL CLUBHOUSES AMENITIES & RETAIL UTILITIES GRAND TOTAL

2,283

1,020

within lot

804

within block

3,044

24.5 acres

4,868

24.5 acres

4,896,816

3,269

80,000

80,000

100

1/2,000 SF

44

0.4

20,000

20,000

25

1/2,000 SF

10

0.1

4,922

25.0

4,600,000

1

2

4,370,000

130,000

130,000 2,327

7,610

TOTAL UNDERGROUND PARKING PARKING AREA

2,180

5,126,096

10,895

3,394

1 350 SF/space; This does not include area for underground building cores or utilities

CHENNAI C113 RESIDENTIAL M ASTER PL AN

2.4 SITE MASSING

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