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m|a+d mccoy architecture + design

Through the utilization of my academic education and previous work experiences I am eager to actively engage the design and construction of the built environment. I am looking for an opportunity to share my knowledge while gaining valuable experience and guidance from design professionals.

resume georgia institute of technology moca | a cabbagetown idea store

clemson university greenville gateway AREA oconee airport brooks center annex

work experience IMAGINE lab rival industries wrcp


Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, Ga Master of Architecture, May 2010 Clemson University | Clemson, Sc Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, May 2006 Minor in Religion

work experience

joe mccoy

IMAGINE Lab | Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, Ga 3D Modeler / Texture Artist, January 2008 - Present Major Projects: Model and texture campus building of Georgia Tech for planning and research. Model, texture, and Unreal integration - Rockdale County Veterans Memorial

Cooper Carry | Atlanta, Ga

Intern Architect, Summer 2008 Major Projects: Create study models for design development.

Rival Industries | Atlanta, Ga

3D Modeler / Texture Artist, May 2008 Major Projects: Model and texture buildings in Milledgeville, Ga for Rosser International.

Walter, Robbs, Callahan, & Pierce Architects | Winston-Salem, Nc

Intern Architect, June 2006 - July 2007 Major Projects: Student Center Renovation / Student Center Addition | Catawba College | Salisbury, Nc Design Development, Construction Documents, 3D Visualizations Goodwill Industries Stores Construction Documents, Parking Layout Design Showplace West | High Point, Nc Renovation: Design Development, Demolition Plans, Construction Documents Winston-Salem Journal | Winston-Salem, Nc Renovation: Design Development, Demolition Plans, Construction Documents

technical expertise

3ds Max + Vray, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, SketchUp, Unreal + Speedtree, Physical Model Making + 3d Printer + Laser Cutter, Microsoft Office Suite.


Residential Renovation | Project Cornerstone | High Point, Nc | Fall 1998 Residential Construction |Young Life | Tijuana, Mx | Spring 2002 Design Build | Clemson University | Marfa, Tx | Summer 2004 Study Abroad | Clemson University | Barcelona, Sp | Spring 2005 Modern Cities Study Abroad | Georgia Institute of Technology | Barcelona, Berlin, Netherlands, Paris, London | Summer 2009 T-Shelter Prototype for Haiti | Habitat for Humanity| Atlanta, Ga | Summer 2010


georgia institute of technology master of architecture atlanta, ga fall 2007 - spring 2010

Georgia Institute of Technology Minjung Maing Options III Studio - Fall 2009

Exhibited @ Y.A.F. Atlanta


museum of contemporary art atlanta

The initial design move and the driving factor was to preserve the monolithic marble archive storage tower, the iconography of this structure as a land mark are important to preserve. With the future development of the surrounding sites the way the building works urbanistically is vital for the success of the building, the previous building was set too far back from the side walk on capitol ave and ignored the neighborhood to the east, the new design intends to engage the by moving closer to the side walk and intends to interact with the surrounding community by locating the community learning center on the east side of the lot with an entrance off of Fraser St. Furthering the design the use of different materials to mitigate opacity throughout the day were incorporated, the channel glass on the east side will be opaque during the day and at night will glow, the metal screen also acts this way, creating a different reading of the building between day and night. On the other facades the use of the fin system corresponds with different lighting needs of different areas of the building and the orientation of the walls, so there is more sun screening in areas that are more sensitive and less in areas that afford views out the community.

woodward ave.

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visitor entrance capitol ave.

existing condition

move TWO: extend to capitol ave. and fraser st.

move ONE: preserve existing archive monolithic shape

move THREE: shifting opacity

existing building







NORTH site plan | relation to surrounding community

varying facade articulation based on programmatic requirements moca|a

community entrance structure

visitor entrance

circulation route glazing

permanent exhibit temporary exhibit auditorium lobby cafe / store


library administration education center




community entrance


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permanent exhibit / auditorium east facing wall section

wall systems

permanent exhibit interior direct sunlight study june 21 - 9:00 am



temporary exhibit interior direct sunlight study june 21 - 2:00 pm

wall systems

temporary exhibit west facing wall


entrance | lobby

perspective section | entrance | lobby moca|a

Georgia Institute of Technology Fred Pearsall Options II Studio - Spring 2009

cabbagetown interweaving flows of site & program


reconciling the history and future of place The design and development of contemporary building projects within an unique historic neighborhood such as Cabbagetown require the designer to reconcile the desire to preserve the rich history of the area, and at the same time progress the community goals and values forward. To this end with my partner we chose to investigated issues of boundary and flow as they pertain to characterizing aspects of Cabbagetown, such as the environmental and social ecology of Cabbagetown. From this mapping of the neighborhood we chose to create a form-based code that promotes and emphasizes the issues of environmental and social boundary and flow. To this end we created a code that re-enforces the boundary condition along Memorial while creating channels allowing for the flow of people and elements into and out of the neighborhood. The ultimate goal of the form based code was to create a set of guidelines that emphasis the boundary and flow conditions already present in Cabbagetown while allowing for the variation of building that is vital to the character of Cabbagetown, creating a framework in which individuality can be injected.

From this overall team code I chose to overlay the concept of weaving over our larger concepts of boundary and flow, in an attempt to augment our team concepts grounding the design conceptualization to the production history of Cabbagetown as a textile mill village. Weaving is the combining of multiple threads which woven together help strengthen the threads as a whole. This concept of the weaving of threads manifests in the programing and layout of space with how the programs of the institution and the residences weave together to create the overall building, and relate to the community as a whole. In this combination neither thread loses it’s individual identity but through the combination strengthen their identity and create a stronger overall identity. The concept of juxtaposition of use, that of public and private are very evident in the particular makeup of Cabbagetown. The relation of the public shop to the private resident manifests itself throughout the community, and the concept and the design of woven spaces help to further the established concept of mixed uses in Cabbagetown. The programmatic spaces utilize the regularized steel structural grid as an established point from which to weave through, the structure provides the weft through which the spaces weave.

historic photos of local mill

design parti | weaving of program

institutional weave diagram

programmatic diagram


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perspective | weaving of program | [red brick] institutional [clapboard] residential use of a historic material palette ties the building into the construction history of the site while expanding the existing material vocabulary into the present



third floor

ground floor

second floor

exhibit space | cabbagetown introduction gallery



east elevation


west elevation


south elevation

photomontage | building as seen from memorial drive


Georgia Institute of Technology Judy Gordon Core III Studio - Spring 2008

Tech Square Idea Store IDEA STORE: the looking glass

an interactive learning cooperative The concept of the Idea Store is of a place that combines knowledge and interaction, the form and the layout of the program help to reinforce this concept. From the site you have views to Georgia Tech’s campus, downtown and mid-town. The cantilevered forms help to improve these views and speak to the nature of these places as they relate to knowledge and interaction. The layout of the building is split into two parts that are anchored by a central core. Both of the cantilevers and there respective views speak to these two programmatic parts. The cantilever with the view to Georgia Tech houses the more personal learning program elements, such as the reading areas and job training rooms, these spaces are tied back into the core which consists of the material needed to gain knowledge, the library stacks, and exhibits. The other cantilever with views towards the city house the more hands on elements of the program, the experimental lab and classrooms. These two cantilevers make up “the learn and the do,” the Georgia Tech cantilever being the learn and the city cantilever the do. g: 3ds max m: 3ds max r: vray

“Hey, Sliced Bread.” Where ideas go to hangout. IDEA STORE

Share your ideas.


idea store advertisement

massing parti

exploded component perspective

north facade | amphitheater + park idea store

clemson university bachelor of arts in architecture clemson, sc fall 2002 - spring 2006

Clemson University

Yuji Kishimoto 4th Year Studio - Fall 2005

Nominated for the St. Petersburg Prize

Greenville Gateway movement + connection

The downtown of Greenville South Carolina presents many opportunities for great architecture and creates unique design challenges. My design scheme tried to build off what had already been established downtown and make a unique space that draws people to the area. Greenville has already been successful in turning around a dying downtown, now the city is planning to expand the development to the S. Main St. area where a new baseball stadium is located. This area is now predominately rundown industrial buildings surrounded by low rent housing. This is the area that my project is concerned with. My main objective was to create a pedestrian friendly area that utilizes the characteristics of existing downtown Greenville while having the baseball stadium as a main focus. I did this through the adaptive reuse of the existing structures as well as through the blending of more contemporary buildings and structures. In an effort to create an exciting environment that encourages use throughout the day, in and out of baseball season.

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site plan | pedestrian walk to baseball stadium

visitor’s center

clock tower




stadium greenville

Clemson University

Ron Rael 3rd Year Studio - Summer 2004

AREA: Marfa, Tx

Activism, Research, Experimentation + Architecture

“AREA was a summer research+build workshop that engaged a 90 year old abandoned mudbrick building, located in the town of Marfa, Texas, as the testing grounds for questioning the notion of detail, the theme of inquiry. Through a series of explorations that examined the process of making and unmaking in architecture, students designed and built full-scale interventions that responded to a critical examination of place and program while addressing local/global and industrial/ non-industrial agendas for architecture by employing raw earth as the primary building material in these investigations.� -Ron Rael Project Team: Joe McCoy Melissa Bauld Brian Rome Chris Smith Mason Edge Sergio Gambale +3

A series of reciprocal interventions which create instances of enclosure, separation, connection, light , entropy and intimacy.



defined path excavation wall insertion = concrete wall

solid wall fill wall insertion = earth existing path

finished interior as seen from the front entrance | the excavated interior space becomes an exterior extrusion | the remaining interior path becomes a mud brick wall on the exterior


construction phase | concrete footing for mud brick wall | form work for concrete cap of extrusion

interior excavation reciprocated as an exterior extrusion


exterior extrusion, interior excavation | exterior wall, interior path


Clemson University

Criss Mills 2nd Year Studio - Spring 2004

Oconee Airport The objective of this project was to utilize a cantilever system as the main structural system for the design of a small local airport. The design of the airport was broken up into three different parts, the cantilever, the fenestration system, and the rear facade. The design of the airport also draws on the language of aviation. The light structure of the airport reflects the light structure used in the first airplanes, where as the angular design speaks to the modern fighter jets.


Clemson University

Criss Mills 2nd Year Studio - Fall 2003

Brooks Center for Performing Art Annex The program for this project was to create a commercial music program annex located on the Clemson University campus, where students can study all forms of popular music, from rock, and hip-hop, to blues and country. I used diagrams of the existing site conditions and reference lines created by the surrounding buildings for the basis of my design proposal. The programed space was designed to create dynamic spaces that interact with other spaces, just as different types of music will interact within the new spaces.

concept sketch

geometric shape taken from surrounding buildings

east elevation

brooks center

1st floor

2nd floor

north elevation

brooks center

work experience

IMAGINE Lab Rival Industries Walter, Robbs, Callahan, & Pierce Architects

IMAGINE Lab | Georgia Institute of Technology Interactive Media Architecture Group in Education January 2008 - Present

research + development exploring the architectural application of high-end video game technology

Working as a Graduate Research Assistant I am involved in creating 3d assets for utilization in real-time interactive technologies. My main responsibility is to model and texture Georgia Tech campus buildings in both low detail and medium detail for use in campus planning, emergency response, and way finding. Using 3d Studio Max, Illustrator, and the Unreal Engine, we created a virtual Georgia Tech Campus in which multiple users can interact with each other and the campus in real time.

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Campus Recreation Center Medium Poly

georgia institute of technology modeled for real-time interactive applications

medium detail campus building | optimized for unreal engine imagine lab

Rival Industries Atlanta, Ga May 2008

milledgeville, ga 3d visualization client: Rosser International

“Rival Industries is a digital 3D content provider. We create high quality commercial 3D models and animations for an array of applications including architectural visualization, medical procedures, production demonstrations, educational games and real-time 3D applications.� Job Description: 3d Modeler and Texture Artist, SketchUp + 3ds Max Project Team: Jeff Weese Grace Ou

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Georgia State Sanitarium, Central State Hospital, & State Correctional Facility buildings: Joe McCoy landscape + rendering: Jeff Weese, Grace Ou

rival industries

Walter, Robbs, Callahan, & Pierce Architects June 2006 - July 2007 Project Architect: Steve Barnes, AIA

catawba student center new addition situated within a historic college campus

renovation + addition

The Catawba Student Center Project allowed me to carry a project from its conception to completion gaining valuable experience in all aspects of the architecture process. Working closely with the Project Architect, Steve Barnes, I drew up the existing plans of the building, constructed demolition plans and subsequent construction documents, and 3D models to supplement the drawings. Working closely with the Principle, Project Architect, and Interior Architect, I was able to get involved with the design of both the renovation and addition.

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student center renovation - student lounge

student center entrance lobby wrcp

catawba college student center addition plan wrcp

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A Portfolio of Academic Work