Portfolio Jefferson Choi
Address 3909 Braveheart Cir Frederick, MD 21704
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND B.S. in Architecture | expected May 2017 Minors in Sustainability & French Studies GPA: 3.84/4.00 as of Fall 2016 URBANA HIGH SCHOOL Weighted GPA: 4.5
AFFILIATIONS Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (2016) University of Maryland Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (2013-present) National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2013-present) 2
Sony Vegas Sketchup 8.0
ACHIEVEMENTS Semester Academic Honors (Fall 2013-Fall 2017) OSME Academy of Academic Excellence Awards (2013-2017) International Baccalaureate Diploma (2013)
EXPERIENCE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Graphic Design Intern / Sep. 2016-present
Enhanced OCE’s on and off-campus identity to bridge the gap between the UMD campus and the College Park community through graphics. Collaborated with other partnerships by creating flyers, logos, and snapchat geo-filters.
VIDEO EXPRESS PRODUCTIONS Social Media Intern / Sep. 2014-present
Monitored all social media interactions. Executed strategies to engage audience on social media. Created new visual communication materials for company’s promotions.
AGV SPORT GROUP
Graphic Design Intern / May-Aug. 2016 Incorporated creative thinking on daily projects related to design, apparel, materials, and other products. Illustrated visually engaging concepts by researching Kevlar. Collaborated with interns to assure organization and cooperation.
RSCY CONSULTANTS LLC
Business Developer / April-May 2014 Designed company logo to establish a visual symbol and a competitive edge. Created various business card designs. Established company’s website and email database. 3
02 GRAPHIC WORKS
THE READ MIXED-USE APARTMENT | 01 ARCH402 | FALL 2016 | PROF HILL | 7 WEEKS
The main objective of this project was to create the most efficient mixed-use apartment located on Read Street in the historic district, Mt. Vernon, of Baltimore, MD. Through a site analysis, observations were made in order to design an apartment that would fit with the site context. The design follows the historic districtâ€™s Design Guidelines for New Construction in order to not disturb the history of Mt. Vernon. This apartment consists of an U-shape with 3 volumes of different heights. Surrounding buildings generated the heights of the volumes. Behind the building, the alley is reactivated as an promenade that leads users towards a procession of stairs and water feature. The destination takes the user to an elevated green courtyard, a vital element absent throughout Mt. Vernon. Additionally, the building follows a classical language of a bottom, middle, and crown (retail, residential, and penthouse) and repetitive bays on the facades.
N Charles St
W Read St
Site Context Diagram
The ground floor is dedicated to commercial on N Charles St with an underground parking for residents and consumers. The main entrance to the residential is on W Read St. On the upper floors, the apartment soars at great heights to set views of the historic part of Baltimore. Residents will also have access to an elevated courtyard area.
The apartment is compromised of 3 volumes. Their heights are determined by the buildings around it. This makes the apartment fit in with its context. The interplay of the different heights sets various views of Baltimore, such as the Washington Monument and the Latrobe Building.
The different heights of the volume play a major role in southern exposure. Through sun studies, the volumesâ€™ heights were also determined to reduce shade onto the elevated courtyard in order to provide comfortability to the users.
2nd Floor 10
Corner Unit Typical Plan
Processional Courtyard Stairs [insert unit plan]
[insert unit plan]
Bay Elevation A
Bay Elevation B
[insert precedent study drawings]
THE CLASSICAL CIVIC BUILDING | 02 ARCH402 | FALL 2016 | PROF HILL | 7 WEEKS
This project started with analytical drawings and studies of a precedent study of Palazzo Nuovo in Rome by Michelangelo in order to establish the fundaments of the classical language--proportions, scale, rhythm, and etc. This knowledge was then used in conveying compositional attention paid to the vertical surfaces of a grand-monumental classical civic building. The initial design started in the Grand Room by establishing a repetitive motif of the nave walls: the entrance wall, the side walls, and the stage. This motif is then echoed onto the exterior facade in order to follow the scheme of uniformity as a whole. The last component of the project was a grand processional promenade. Sequence of spaces were generated starting at the entrace vestibule into an arrival atrium space with a Grand Stair that rises to the Piano Nobile level of the Grand Room.
Precedent Study - Palazzo Nuovo
[insert precedent study drawings]
The Grand Room 18
THE SOUND ROOM | 03
ARCH401 | SPRING 2016 | PROF MATTHEWS | 8 WEEKS
The Sound Room consists of three practice rooms for musicians in DC on North H Street. It features a grand atrium space for social gathering. Not only perform, musicians can interact with others on the multi-use terrace stairs under the skylight. Also, users can open up the garage doors and transform the sidewalk into a stage. The grand practice room on the intermediate level also serves as a secondary performance stage with operable garage doors. The stairs play a major role in the design to wrap users around the entire space in order to fully experience the spaces, such as the mezzanine level and exterior loft.
H ST NE 20
Exploded Facade Diagram
The facade consists of an operable garage door, loft, and a wooden sculpture piece emulating the wooden materials and stairs, making the Sound Room a landmark on H Street.