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Re-Definding Better Living

Healthy = Better Living = Architecture J0422


ABSTRACT Obesity is the number two cause of preventable death in the United States. Medical practitioner Dr. Travis Stork acknowledges that we need to become active and our current society does not address this issue. Health is not about the gym or a deprivation diet. Health is achieved by focusing on those seemingly inconsequential decisions people make throughout the day. By incorporating physical activity into our daily routines this can promote a healthier proactive lifestyle.

Rick Bell - “Architects must commit to proactively reshaping our buildings to reshape our bodies, lifestyles, and health.

Contributing Factors GENETICS

Suggest that families share a similar lifestyle and diet, but it is effortless to debunk these hypothetical statements, since people cannot change their genetic makeup.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Today, more people drive short distances to work instead of walking and live in neighborhoods without sidewalks. Our lifestyle behaviors are influenced from what we eat and to the level of our physical activity.

PYSCOLOGICAL

Our eating habits can also be influenced in response to negative emotions such as boredom, sadness, or anger for some people. J0422


CLAIM:

Cities can be designed to become more walkable, but where people are given a choice they should be presented with options. The philosophy behind the program is recognizing that physical activity does not necessarily begin and end in the gym or fitness center; it can be as simple as walking versus driving. We are disposed to be active, unfortunately our current society doesn’t forces us to be active,” referenced by Dr. Travis Stork - a motivational speaker on the topic of health and wellness, and holds a seat on the Medical Advisory Board for Men’s Health magazine. Five conceptual studies reflecting on the location and visibility, scale, and the appearance of residential and commercial areas can influence people to become more active through urban design.

TABLE OF CONTEXT LIVE-WORK: Downtown Located in the Pheobus area of Hampton, VA on Mallory ST RESIDENTIAL: Mariners Point Located in the Bucroke area of Hampton, VA on Thimble Shoals CT RESIDENTIAL: Mariners Point Located in the Bucroke area of Hampton, VA on Thimble Shoals CT MIX-USE: K’necting Heights Located Downtown Norfolk, VA on Dunmore AVE and York ST MIX-USE: Neighboring Suites Located Downtown Norfolk, VA on Freemason AVE J0422


Mallory St.

- Elevations -

Front - South

GRD FLP

1st FLPN

Rear - North

Side - East - Sections -

Side - East

Rear - North

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Mariners Point

- Elevations -

Rear - South

1st FLPN

2nd FLPN

Side - West

Side - East J0422


Mariners Point

- Elevations -

Front - South

1st FLPN

2nd FLPN

Side - West

Side - East J0422


K’necting Heights

- Elevations -

GRD FLP Cafe - West

1st FLPN

Museum - East

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Neighboring Suites

- Elevations -

GRD FLP

Rear - North

Side - East 1st FLPN

Side - West J0422


ARGUMENT RATIONALE: How to design both commercial and residential buildings to encourage physical activity?

“Choices or Options� A workplace gym provides an outlet to relax the mind and body for employees to regain a sense of control. Walking can reduce the risk of many diseases, manage weight, and reduces stress caused by traffic and long commutes. Stair use has been linked to improving cardiovascular health, blood pressure, and other health benefits includuing burning calories.

CLAIM #2 LOCATION & VISIBILITY Stairs can function as primary vertical circulation maximizing accessibility, visibility, and aesthetics.

APPEALING ENVIRONMENT DIMENSIONS

PROPOSAL Design an appealing stair environment and experience based on stair type and function that address fire ratings with a focus on: highlighting views points, calories burned, natural ventilation, vertical circulation, and lighting and colors strategies. Code Analysis & Compliance IBC 1009.3.2 - 1004.4 - 1003.3.3

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DEDICATION “Jeremy Britt considered losing weight his “last hurdle” to becoming healthy, confident and ready to start pursuing a relationship. At 22 years old and 389 pounds, Jeremy has several overweight-related health issues. He grew up with two older sisters in Rockford, Michigan and says he has always been overweight, but became even heavier after high school when his activity level dropped. The only sport he played was golf, and that provided little exercise since he always used a cart. He knew he had to make a change when he declined a friend’s invitation to go to the beach because he didn’t want to be seen without a shirt. Realizing that the weight was holding him back from doing things he wanted to do life, he went to a Biggest Loser open casting call a week later. Jeremy looks forward to getting in shape so he can play full court basketball with friends, go golfing without using a golf cart and go to the beach without wearing his shirt in the water.” – The Biggest Loser, NBC

EXCERPT Pages 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10 are excerpts from my Master Thesis publication entitled Step Up: Redesigning the Stairs for the Biggest Loser; while pages 4 thru 8 are a collaboration of undergraduate work geared towards understanding the logic and impact of past, present, and future concept s of design. Even with the support of The Center of Disease and Control Prevention and the active guidelines proposed, my thesis is just another step towards providing a solution in promoting physical activity to encourage better living through architecture. I am availiable for both discussion and for hire if interested.

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Jeromee L. Johnsson 4113 Sunnyfields RD D E Email: jl.johnson n3@yahoo.com m

Education HAMPTON UNIVERSIT TY, Hampton, Virginia E & Technology, T School of Engineering Departmen nt of Architectu ure Master of Architecture, 2012

Ceertifications: (2013) Environm mental Officer (2006) Geospatiaal Technologist (GIS) SSecurity Clearan nce: (22011) Secret

Awards: (2013) The Army Achieveement Medal (xx2) (2012) N.S.P.R. Golden Achievement A Aw ward n Roads Post Award A (2011) S.A..M.E. Hampton

Scholastic Achieevement: Thesis Publicatio on (22012) Master T (22006) Delegatess of Virginia

Professsional Exp perience Military: United U States Army A Officer, Second Lieuteenant, Engineeer Corps * Facilities/ /Contract Consstruction Managgement Engineeer..…. Fort Euustis, VA……400hrs/Week…… …5/12 – Presen nt - Sup pport the nation n through execuution of the Civvil Works Progrram, military coonstruction, nattion building prrojects, and enhances natio onal preparedneess plans. - Imp prove and proviide plans, elevaations, sections, and details inccluding civil, strructural, mechaanical, and electtrical thro ough AutoCAD D/Revit aligned with troop con nstruction manaagement. - Provvide technical support s before,, during, and aft fter onsite consttruction as needded and to asseess the conditio ons, projject schedule, an nd construction n assets and equuipment as FESST-A personneel. - Partticipate in surveeying and conduct research an nd developmentt at engineer labboratories and iin engineer funcctional areas. - Con nduct site and building b assessm ments for repairr, maintenance,, and/or repurpposing for both h foreign and dom mestic capabilities through site design. - Plan n and dictate th he construction and maintenan nce of facilities for foreign, U.SS. government agencies, and m military instaallations i.e. Arm my, Air Force, and Naval in an nd out of counntry. - Con nduct meetings with cliental, suuppliers, and co ontractors to asssure that a com mmon understaanding of projecct requ uirements, objectives, priorities and limitation ns is mutual. - Rep port the status of o the design scchedule along with w the start annd finish of eachh design phase and review periodically until project completiion. * Engineer Apprenticeship p - EBOLC…… ………...…Fort Leonard Woood, MO……..T TDY/159days… ……10/12 – 3//13 - Leaarn and apply th he fundamentalls of engineerin ng to work statioons involving ccivil, structural, and mechanicaal to calcculating and imp plementing equuations to accouunt and requestt for needed maaterial, space an nd time. - Calculated equipm ment production n rates through the use of flow w charts and ideentifying the criitical paths - Preformed site surrveys and impleemented contro ols for water/waaste managemeent - Oveerseen project sites, s equipmen nt, and personnel for accountaability while enfforcing OSHA regulations andd stan ndards to mitigaate risk and maiintain a positivee environment.. - Revviewed vertical structures and construction do ocuments for aaccuracy, identiffication, and co ompletion - Acccessed project areas a for road damages d and draainage issues too determine thee load capacity ffor building andd/or crosssing.

   


* (HU) Army ROTC Recruiter ………….Hampton, VA……………………………….TDY/96days…….6/12 – 9/12 - Used innovation to drive, plan, and implement ideas for recruiting for Hampton University and Army ROTC at once without the previous incentives such as scholarships during and after hours on and off campus through event planning, community outreach programs, and public speaking. - Administered a prescreening of personal records and physical fitness requirements are met for potential prospects. - Lead formal meetings between locals, university, and government officials discussing new intents and the outcome of each event completed. Civilian: Hampton University student, Unpaid Intern, Architect * (HU) Study Abroad Intern …………Czech Republic, France, and Italy ……….…NTE 700hrs…… 3/08 – 06/11 - Develop and demonstrate an understanding of urban form through site documentation, group discussions, analytical sketches, and photographs for public display. - Organized, managed, and participated with a variety of second to fourth year interns to revitalize the urban content of select areas throughout the cities; involved building and site surveying, neighborhood redevelopment, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, and parking - Analyzed existing patterns, functions, and communal spaces within an urban scheme to counteroffer site conditions and plaza redevelopment the to reflect the city’s culture through site analysis showing climate, compilation, existing land use, vegetation, shadows, hydrology, sensory qualities, soils, and natural hazards. - Maximized heating, cooling, and lighting through analyzing building orientation, lot designation, surrounding content, envelope design and implemented strategies for sustainability, accessibility, and visitability. - Affix square footage per room and function to account for structural components and building modifications. - Emplaced project parameters using the international building code and a revision of the city’s master plan to influence schematic design and progress toward design development and complete a full set of construction documents. - Establish, keep, and modify design milestones and deadlines per group based on project parameters throughout the duration of each phase for product packaging.

Other Skills: 2006 - Current Rendering Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign – 2D/3D Modeling and Drafting: Autodesk Architecture Revit, Google Sketch-up Pro, Hand Drafting - Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, PPT, Project Management - Geospatial Technology: Arc Map9, Arc Catalog9, Arc Scene9 Training: 2013 - Current Cost Estimating, Contract Terminations, Cost Analysis, Sealed Bidding, Project Management, Time and Materials Contracts Affiliations: 2009 - Current American Institute of Architects - National Organization of Minority Architects - Society of American Military Engineers - American Engineer Association - The National Society of Pershing Rifles Inc.

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