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Jason McDonald Work Sample


Figure Drawings

Resume

2013 509 (Art Studio) These are some select pieces form my figure drawing class. They are done in my two favorite mediums, carcoal and wood-less color penciles.

1421 53rd St. Apt. D4, Brooklyn, NY 11219 Mobile: 318-450-9736 e-mail: jaymcdonald2012@gmail.com Educational Background -Bachelor of Science Architectural Studies, Louisiana Tech University, May 2012 -Master of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University, August 2013 Work Experience -Summer Internship, Studio Brooks -Project Manager, McDonald Investments L.L.C.

May-September 2013 (318) 245-8698 Robert Brooks April 2004 – July 2013 (318) 450-2580 Robby McDonald

December 2003- August 2005 -Worker, Mclemore’s Garbage Services

(318) 345-0815 Jimmy McLemore Skills

-Computer Programs: Adobe Creative Suite CS3-6 (Mostly: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), Rhinoceros 4 and 5 (w/Plug-ins V-Ray, Grasshopper, Lunch box, Firefly) AutoCAD, Revit, MSWord, Powerpoint, Excel -Computer Equipment: Large Format Printer, Epilog Laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC router, CNC plasma cutter -Drawing Experience: Freehand Drawing, Technical drafting, Figure Drawing -Communication Skills: Speech/presentations, Experience with client interaction School Awards -1st Place Architecture Student Show -Longest Horizontal 40 Straw Cantilever Structure record -Director’s Award (For Academic Achievement) Activities -Secretary, ACACIA Fraternity, Louisiana Tech Chapter

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-2012 Habitat for Humanity `Habitech 12’ Design/Build Crew


40 Straw Cantilever

1’x1’x5’ Tower

2008-2009 115-135 (Studio)

2008-2009 115-135 (Studio)

This cantilever challenge was a competition to see who could build the longest cantilever from no more than 40 straws. The cantilever could not slope lower than the card board base it was attached to. I won the competition and broke the school record of 72” with my 94” structure.

Longest 40 straw cantilever competition: 1st place/ new school record

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Previous school record= 72”

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This first year project was meant to test our design abilities with linear materials. It was built with more than 500 toothpicks each hot glued to the next. This project won first place in the 2008-2009 Louisiana Tech SOA student show.


School Of Architecture

2010-2011 315 (Studio)

Concept: This project was meant expose what takes place in the school of Architecture, answering the question, “What do you do up there all night?” Erasing the shroud of secrecy will create a closer connection with the rest of the campus. Thus alleviating the estranged feeling architecture students can experience, instead to feel more like a part of the university as a whole. Section 5th

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Wall Section


EVOLO Sky Scraper 2011-2012 415 (Studio)

Concept: Evolo is a yearly competition to design a sky scraper for the future. Each team was supposed to look at a proposed site and design a new master plan for the site along with a high rise that would fit best into the site. With this project we looked at the city of New Orleans, LA. The tower would take water from the Mississippi, filter it, and store it in the massive structural pipes surrounding the building. Exoskeleton

Floor Plates

Roof Plan

Section

Hotel Floor Plan

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Habitech 12’ 2011-2012 425-435 (Studio) Every year since 2005 Louisiana Tech’s 4th year architecture students design and build a highly efficent home for the Ruston, Louisiana chapter of Habitat for Humanity, this being the 7th. This house was designed and built by a class of 16 students, and was the first of these houses to use solar panels.

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Site Plan

Electrical Plan

HVAC Plan


Adaptive Shading Facade

Facade Prototype

2013 559 (Firefly Studio)

2013 559 (Firefly Studio)

We experimented with a new plug-in for Rhino called Firefly. This program can talk to an Arduino computer chip and control real world components such as actuators and electric motors. We used this program to design an adaptive shading device that would react to outside conditons. This system opens and closes to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters the building. Building Structure

Building Facade

Panel Frame

This is a working prototype of the facade. It is controlled by the webcam on a laptop. The flaps on the model open and close in relation to how bright the camera sees its environment. The flaps are moved by four actuators that are wired to an Arduino computer chip on the back of the model

Opening

Closing

Grasshopper Definition

Arduino Plug-in

Arduino Wiring

Grasshopper Definition

Panels

Open Panels

Base Geometry

Closed Panels

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Chair/Table

Chair/Table Detailed Drawings

2013 549 (Furniture Design) The class required us to design a piece of furniture that morphed into a different function. This is a chair that flips over into a table. I designed and detialed the piece, then I saught out the material. I built it using refuged wood from a local saw mill. Each member was milled down from a solid 9”x6” piece of oak.

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Museum of Southern Craftsmanship 2012-2013 515-535 (Studio) The building is split into an example of historic analog craft and an example of new age (more organic) computer generated craft. The historic wing is linear, like history. The new age wing is organic, flowing in different directions exemplifying the uncertainty of the future. The galleries and workshop are of the historic analog realm to help demonstrate the importance of the old world craft. The educational pieces of program (class rooms, auditorium, and amphitheater are of the new age craft realm to show that the future of craft is uncertain but is unlocked through education.

2nd Floor

Site Plan

1st Floor

Section


Working Model

Sectional Model for Masters Project

2013 Internship

2013 535 (Studio) This model is of a section taken through the lobby of my Master’s Project. It helped to communicate the experience of walking into the heavy timber construction building with its tall ceilings and exposed ornate structure.

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Area Modeled

This model is of a high-end residential project I built for the company with whom I interned. It was needed to communicate the design intentions to the client. The house is being build around an antquect dutch barn frame. The client had trouble understanding the effect the frame would have in the space. The model ansered questions such as; what part of the frame would be exposed?, and how it would be used to structure the house?


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