design PORTFOLIO JENNIFER RIMORIN 2010-2013
Portland State University, College of the Arts, School of Architecture Pursuing a Bachelors in Art, Major in Architecture, 27 Sept. 2010-Present An education that emphasizes sustainable thinking. Prioritizing in the exploration of the poetics of the materials and its cultural meaning, Enrolled in numerous studios based on collective community spaces such as a Birderâ€™s Paradise, Urban Pickathon, and Community Warehouse.
I enjoy the process of making. I am comfortable with the tools in the wood shop. Comfortable with Mac/Win systems. Experience in Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Along with Google Sketchup 7, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
I have a passion for designing. I thrive in an environment surrounded by people exploring and discovering concepts of architecture especially through the process of making models with tactile materials such as wood, steel and concrete. I am interested in pursuing a career in the combination of sustainable adaptiv re-use architecture, landscape architecture, kinetic architecture and hand drawn sketches.
JENNIFER CADIENTE RIMORIN
Body the Beautiful (Ehko Stage Installation) Oregon Ballet Theater Set Volunteer, 17-23 Sept. 2012 An installation designed by John Grade for the Ehko Ballet performance. The installation was built from a material called tyvek.
Marking the Forest (Architectural Association Visiting School) University of Oregon 11-20 August 2012 Summer Design/ Build Workshop A group of students creating and designing on-site in the Bauman Tree Farm. Successfully constructing a 12 foot Camera Obscura using donated materials from Rosboro Lumber Mill.
Public Space Now Exhibition (AIA Exhibition) Exhibition Member, 7-27 Nov. 2013 An exhibition discussing the idea of public space and raising awareness about contemporary issues through global design strategies of other successful public space projects.
Travis Bell Assistant Professor in Sustainable Design School of Architecture Portland State University email@example.com 503-725-2336
John Cooney Owner Climate Architecture +landscape LLC 4033 N Willamette Blvd Portland OR 97203 503-309-6387
Zeljka Carol Kekez Principal PLACE Studio 735 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97209 503-334-2085
Oct. 2013 Global Architecture and Design Scholarship with CIEE June 2013 Marion Mccarell Scholarship with Hawaii Community Foundation June 2013, Overall Achievement School of Architecture June 2012, Architecure Undergrad Portfolio Prize at PSU
Todd Reibold Arcosanti Scholarship and Workshop Alumni 2010 241 McAllister Ave. Kentfield, CA 94904 firstname.lastname@example.org 415-336-0758
STATEMENT OF INTENT My name is Jennifer Rimorin, an architecture major currently studying at Portland State University. I first heard about Arcosanti through Todd Reibold, who I met in my first architecture studio in 2010. Todd Reibold always showed me pictures of his time in Arcosanti, these images were his moments with the inviting landscape walking around and exploring what Arcosanti had to offer. He showed me pictures of the coliseum seating space and the intricate arched vaults. I remember the circle window that framed the landscape from the cafeteria. On its own, place-making devices fascinate me, so I want to see for myself what the window actually frames. Of course, he also showed me photos of all the diverse people he met there and the different activities they got into. I saw Arcosanti as a great inviting community that I want to be a part of. I was born in the Philippines , but I was raised mainly in Waipahu, Hawaii. Growing up in a large family that consisted of four brothers and two sisters exposed me to the power of sharing and accepting others for whom they want to be. Every time I meet a stranger, I know that there is good within even if they are seen in a bad light. In Waipahu, located twenty minutes away from my house is a sugar plantation. Three homes sit there, one for a specific culture: Japanese, Hawaiian and Filipino. The structures offered a different type of space in consideration to each of the culture’s rituals. This fostered an interest in architecture. I became curious about how spaces came to be defined in these homes. That was what architecture was for me: the spaces within a home. This was only the beginning. When I furthered my studies, I learned of all the different things that architecture creates and becomes a part of. I am excited for an opportunity to learn hands-on and see for myself Paolo Soleri’s vision of “Arcology” at Arcosanti. I hope to work and learn from the creative minds at Arcosanti and share with my peers that knowledge and find ways to use it in my future projects. This year I was introduced to some urban design concepts and I think Arcosanti can provide a deeper insight into what that is with the urban laboratory. I would like to walk away with more knowledge on how we as designers/planners/architects can help shape our world to be more sustainable for the future generations. I have worked in a summer design build project in the center of the forest. I was scared at actually even signing up. Thankfully I made up my mind and decided to just do it. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Meeting all the different students coming from the UK, Korea, China, California and students from Eugene, Oregon, showed that we have a lot to learn from each other. And that the best place to learn is by engaging with a community set on creating something wonderful. I hope to meet wonderful people at Arcosanti as well. Recently, I have become interested in urban design and the community I am be surrounded by. I always thought that architecture would be a powerful tool in shaping a city, but urban design takes into account the bigger picture, how our cities will look like ten to twenty years from now. In itself, the planning involved is the monumental move that shapes our future cities. The community involved in making that happen, is the backbone and is crucial to making it happen. I would like to learn more about Paolo Soleri’s lean alternatives. I am primarily a resident of Hawaii, but currently live in Portland for university. Whenever I come home, Hawaii becomes more crowded and the beauty that it had diminishes. I hope to take away with me “arcology” and as Soleri suggests, we “need reformulation of the way that we think about living and design for habitats that get to the root of the problem.” Hawaii is a victim, like other cities, and I would like to learn that so I could return home with that knowledge. I am in a stage of discovery in this time of my life, figuring out the different concepts in Architecture. I know that the best thing would be to explore as much kinds of cultures and the architecture that are born from it. I know that my main goal is to be a life-long learner. An experience at Arcosanti would be a valuable part of my continuing education. I want to contribute that experience to the continuing dialogue of sustainable practices in the world.
TACOMA ART SPAN Re-imagining the Tacoma Art District by creating a community centerpiece spanning Pacific Avenue and tying the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) with the Thea Foss Waterfront. A bridge/building platform offers authentic art-centric economic development and curatorial programming opportunities for generations to enjoy.
DIAGRAMMATIC STUDY MODELS
This project re-invisions Community Warehouse as a process that is revealed to the users and the general public through a re-organization of programattic components and types of interactions that take place on a daily basis. The project developed around the idea of sorting and distributing while taking an active role beyond programmatic sequencing by incorporating movable shelves that stitch/ splice togethter the functions and interactions betweent the staff/volunteers and the users.
CUBE STUDIES (15”X15”X15”)
THRESHOLD PERSPECTIVE FLOOR PLAN
POLE VAULTER/PHILOSOPHER’S TENSION WEAVING ROOM Pole vaulting and Philosophy is connected through the idea of tension. I created the threshold bench that follows the pole as an extension of the athlete’s body. The bench becomes the area where the athlete/scholar begins to contemplate about the moments in his life. As he squeezes through the tight entrance, he leaves the athlete behind and begins to weave a metal screen, which embodies the thoughts of tension that live the philosopher’s mind. This screen then becomes a part of the moving walls to represent a library of his thoughts.
FINAL WINDOW OPEN
POLE VAULTER/PHILOSOPHERâ€™S WINDOW Research and analysis of the athlete and the scholar brought my attention to the act of pushing and pulling. The window creates a ritual where it forces the athlete/scholar to push and pull the different pieces of the window to reveal the complexities of their disciplines. Each piece represents different types of tension captured in the qualities of different materials like aluminum wires, wooden dowels and string. The material themselves lie in four different levels bound together by the power of the metal wire. It reflects the thought that four levels of tension happen in the Pole Vaulterâ€™s mind.
ALIGNING THE STRUCTURE TO THE FOUNDATION
DAY 10 DINING IN THE FOREST
DAY 7 STRUCTURE DAY 8 SKIN
MARKING THE FOREST (EUGENE, OR) A summer design/ build workshop with University of Oregon in collaboration with Architectural Association (UK). After ten days of exploration and building, we successfully erected a fifteen foot tall camera obscura located on a ledge in the Bauman Tree Farm. It captures the image of the surrounding forest and abstracts it to make users feel the surrounding environment. Using local materials such as the wooden veeneers from the trees on the site make up the main skin of the camera obscura.
UNTITLED, WATER COLOR AND INK ON SKETCH PAPER
FLOWER, WATER COLOR AND INK ON SKETCH PAPER
PORTRAIT, GRAPHITE ON SKETCH PAPER
OTHER WORKS 2011-2012 These few selected works are from several free-hand drawing studies using different media. Experimenting outside studio helped improve technique and skills in preparation for the studio classes that followed.