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Jeffrey C. Bak architecture interior architecture Auburn University 2009-2012


Fall 2012

Speciality Cardiac Hospital Boston, MA

Summer 2012

E.L. Lowder Branch Library Installation Montgomery, AL

Spring 2011

Alabama Impact Crater + Science Center Wetumpka, AL

Fall 2011

Furniture Woodworking Newbern, AL

Documented Experiences

Fall 2011, Spring 2012

Drawings, Sketches, + Paintings Europe + American Southeast RĂŠsumĂŠ

Fall 2012

Speciality Cardiac Hospital Boston, MA

The proposal, a specialty cardiac hospital, is situated along the now expansive Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston’s North End. Building from the sense of civic activity generated by the Greenway, the proposal separates and showcases the public components of the seemingly private hospital program. On the exterior, the structure that houses the public programs becomes activated at the street level by moments of transparency, scale, and emphasis on the Southeast corner. The treatment of its façade intentionally contrasts the pattern of the terra-cotta panels that clad the patient care tower, visually presenting two distinct programs. Based on Boston’s traditions of civic space, the raised terrace gardens and grand stair extend the public spaces into the hub of the building. These public spaces, primarily intended for the hospital community, are opened to the city as well. Natural light, views, gathering spaces, and fresh air are prioritized to enhance the curative process for patients of the Boston Cardiac Hospital.

Fulton Street

Ambulance Lane


Cross Street

Ground Floor Plan

10: Patient Care Units 09: Patient Care Units 08: Patient Care Units 07: Patient Care Units 06: Patient Care Units 05: ICU, Pharmacy, Sterile Supply 04: Mechanical/Electrical 03: Radiology, Cardiology, Laboratory 02: Surgical Suite, Prep/Hold/Recover GF: ER, General Storage, Administration

05: Dietary Services 04: Dietary Services 03: Doctor’s Offices 02: Community Services GF: Entrance, Lobby

Fulton Street


Cross Street

Typical Patient Care Floor Plan

Private vs. Public

Respond to Property Line

Increase Floor Area



Public Program

Push Building Envelope

Interior Perspective of Main Lobby

Apertures Scaled for Specific Programs

Angled to Provide Views

Shift in Material

Section through Skylight + Main Lobby

Summer 2012

E. L. Lowder Branch Library Installation Montgomery, AL

The proposal for a renovation and installation of the E. L. Lowder Public Library in Montgomery, AL creates a more civic gathering space that fosters community, interaction, and discovery. While maintaining the large open room and increasing visibility for staff, the layout and design of furniture creates individualized groupings of half-stacks, task tables, media tables, and lounge furniture. While moving through the library, in fact, one becomes aware of two textural landscapes which both ground and differentiate spaces: a consistently low landscape of furniture, and, above, a gently undulating ceiling. The proposed ceiling of concentric wood louvers is suspended from the existing structure and ascends and descends to frame groups of furniture. The ceiling is also effective in scattering natural light from the ribbon windows and newly proposed skylight that surrounds the centrally relocated staff space. An addition has been proposed to the northeast to provide space for a quiet and amply lit reading area. The warmth and tactile qualities of the wood and increased natural light provide an environment that is stable, pleasant, and encouraging to interaction and intellectual discovery.

top: Southeast Elevation bottom: Northeast Elevation left: Floor Plan

Fall 2011

Alabama Impact Crater + Science Center Wetumpka, AL

The proposal is situated between two high points of the site, emphasizing a notion of enclosure within the disturbed terrain caused by the impact crater. Nestled within this basin a tall, vertical, light well rises above the treetops and is viewed from distinct vantage points travelling into and out of Wetumpka. The sculptural light well, clad in translucent mica panels, acts as a beacon for the interpretative center as well as an anchor of spaces around the site. Its irregularly triangulated, steel, structure contrasts the linear, three-axis plan. The light well hovers over the primary exhibit space, pointing towards the crater, as its grounding structural members puncture and define the interior space. Representative of impact and collision, the influence of the irregularly triangulated structure through the roof planes and back into the ground is evident through triangulated planes of glazing and cladding that act as partitions and coverage.

left: Material Language right: Section through Gallery

Fall 2011

Furniture Woodworking Newbern, AL

This exploration of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair featured three main parts: research, analysis, and construction. The research portion revealed the history of the chair and its design intent. Analysis, through a series of dimensioned drawings composed at 1:1 provided insight into the scale of the components and connection details. Finally, the chair was constructed, at full scale, using high quality black walnut wood.

Spring 2012

Urban Analysis: Preexisting Conditions, Landmarks, Paths, Nodes, Edges, Views Rome, Italy

drawings composed with: Sean Flaharty Chloe Schultz

left: Comprehensive Study of the Pantheon — Rome, Italy right: Study of Villa Savoye + Reproduced Floor Plans — Poissy, France

graphite and watercolor on arches top: St. Maria del Fiore — Florence, Italy bottom: Country Farmhouse right: Old Perry County Courthouse — Marion, AL


2700 Red Bird Dr. Lebanon, Ohio, 45036 513.850.5356


Auburn University — Auburn, AL School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Interior Architecture, expected May 2014 GPA: 3.78

Auburn University Rural Studio — Newbern, AL

University of Arkansas Rome Center, International Studies Program — Rome, Italy

Lebanon High School — Lebanon, OH Class of 2009, Summa Cum Laude

2009 - Present

Fall 2011 Spring 2012


Columbia Sportswear Company — Monroe, OH 2010 - Present Sales Associate: As a part-time employee during select Summer and Winter seasons I worked with customers to help determine and satisfy their needs. I also processed product in the stock center, worked the register, and verified till count at the close of business. I also shared responsibility in merchandising and designing the layout of products on the sales floor.


Dean’s List Spring 2010, 2011, 2012 Fall 2011, 2012 Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship Fall 2009 Friends of Academics Scholarship Fall 2009 Auburn University Academic Heritage Scholarship Fall 2009 Warren Brothers Endowed Scholarship Fall 2009 Frank J. Sindelar Endowed Scholarship Spring 2011 Faculty Book Award — First Year Design Studio Spring 2010 Faculty Book Award — Third Year Design Studio, Rome Spring 2012 Nomination to Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Fall 2012 Alagasco Fourth Year Design Studio Competition— Honorable Mention Fall 2012


Design, research, hand drafting/rendering, watercolor, writing. Conversant in basic Spanish

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp Working knowledge of Rhino


Auburn University Honors College Student Alumni Association Impact Volunteer at Lee County Humane Society University Program Council — committee member Historic Preservation Guild — volunteer American Institute of Architecture Students — member American Institute of Architecture Students — chairperson Tau Sigma Delta Design Honor Society

Fall 2009 - Present Fall 2009 - Fall 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Fall 2009 - Present Fall 2010 - Fall 2011 Fall 2012 - Present


Selected Work 2009-2012

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