JENNIFER N. LEVY UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO BFA Architecture + Design
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
DESIGN STUDY CENTER fall 2009 The objective for this project is a mixed program Design Study Center located adjacent to downtown Amherst, Massachusetts. The program is designed for academic and commericial use for scholars and students alike. The model is constructed at 1/8”-1’0” scale.
Ground Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
SUBURBAN TRANSFORMATION fall 2011 Solar
88 FRONT STREET
SUBURBAN TRANSFORMATION CONTEXT
Ground Floor Plan scale: 1/16’ - 1’0”
South Existing Home
House as a System -Improve indoor air quality -Precipitation management -Sustainable materials -Low-maintenance landscaping -Porous paving
PRECEDENT STUDIES Second Floor Plan scale: 1/16’ - 1’0”
This project is a proposal for a home renovation in Leeds, MA. The client of the project is a family with two young boys looking to expand the existing 1950’s ranch. The main objectives for this project are resilience, efficiency, and sustainability in the design. The renovation is designed to improve the house’s performance while fulfilling the owner’s requests.
URBAN SEAMS Rome, Italy spring 2011
â€œUrban Seamsâ€? is the design continuation of a project created for the national Arturbain Design Competition in Rome. The focus of the design is concentrated on a site adjacent to the Colosseum. Three points are distinguished from the broader competition objectives to the triangular site displayed. The design points consist of a market, a piazza, and a mixed residential and commercial area. My main focus for the group studio project is directed towards the residential design portion, renderings, and building of the model.
The “Duality Cube” displays a connection and interaction of light and passage between forms. The two masses are formed of wood and rockite. The cube was displayed in an exhibit in the University of Massachusetts’ Studio Arts Building as well as the University’s Architecture program reaccreditation exhibit at Herter Gallery.
STUDY OF LIGHT AND PASSAGE fall 2009
The window installation is for the AIANE Exhibit at the A.P.E Gallery. The window display is a rendered and manipulated map of the Pioneer Valley that is disected on to four plexi glass panels. The intention of the installation is to give viewers a sense of location as the the exhibit displays sustainable architectural works of New England. The installation is the only student work on display for this particular exhibit and is now displayed at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
AIANE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES EXHIBIT Northampton, MA fall 2011
GERMAN GERENA COMMUNITY SCHOOL RENOVATION Springfield, MA 2011- 2012
Furniture Layouts Scale: 1/8” = 1’0”
Tile Schemes Scale: 1/8” = 1’0” The renovation being completed at the Gerena Community School is intended to divide the program of the school. Dividing the program into public and private will create for a safer environment for those attending. The design consists of closing off two of the atrium stairwells. Colorful tiles will be incoprorated as well as an art installation in the center of the atrium area. This will liven up to the concrete masonry that exists in the atrium currently and create a connection to the community spaces surrounding the atrium also under renovation, as demonstrated in the images on the right. The renovation of the WGBY Room is one of many assisting to revitalize the mall level of this school so local organizations may utilize the spaces again and do so in better conditions.
WGBY Room Open House Post-Renovation
Jennifer N. Levy
156 Sunset Avenue Amherst, Massachusetts firstname.lastname@example.org 413.636.3616 PROFILE
Architectural designer with a passion to create innovative, efficient and functional designs. Immense desire to explore the areas of architecture and design while continuing to grow and learn as a young designer. Enthusiastic and determined worker with diverse interests that inspire design creation. Profficient with Microsoft Office, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino 4.0, 3D Studio Max and Google Sketchup.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst BFA Architecture and Design. Minors in Art History and Building and Construction Technology. College of Humanities and Fine Arts Deans List 2008-2012. Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society in Architecture.
Pantheon Institute, Rome, IT Architecture and Design study abroad program.
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA Crafting a Stustainable Design Lens. Architecture Studio with Architecture Caryn Brause, AIA.
Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow, MA AP Credit recieved for AP Art portfolio with a concentration in Architecture and Interior Design. Honor Student.
Architectural Intern, Building + Facilities Department, Springfield, MA Urban revitilization and renovation projects consisting of space planning and re-design work for commercial and academic buildings, oversight of construction projects, conduction of field measurements and building inventory. Designs have been carried out for permit to build. Interior Design Intern, Annick Porter, Amherst, MA Conducted field measurements to update existing floor plans of commercial office building for interior renovation. Paraprofessional for Longmeadow Public Schools, Longmeadow, MA Support staff at summer school program and day camp for children with special needs.
Jennifer N. Levy
156 Sunset Avenue Amherst, Massachusetts email@example.com 413.636.3616 VOLUNTEER WORK Summer 2007
Therapuetic Dance Instructor, Whispering Horse Program, Somers, CT Choreographed and taught dance to children with special needs.
Movable Feast,Amherst, MA Volunteered with AIAS to spread awareness on buying local and sustainable products.
AIAS Design Workshop, South Hadley High School,South Hadley, MA Volunteered at local high school to conduct a design workshop with students of varying ages.
ADDITIONAL WORK & EXHIBITS Fall 2011
AIANE Livable Communities Exhibit, Northampton, MA Designed and manipulated map of the Pioneer Valley for window installation on plexi glass panels.
Sustainable Treehouse Design & Construction, Yestermorrow, Warren, VT Learned and executed the process of treehouse design at Yestermoorrow Design/Build School.
Arturbain National Design Competition, Rome, IT Team urban design comeptition focused on designing “forgotten spaces”.
Herter Gallery Exhibit for NAAB, Amherst, MA Exhibit of Design Studio “Study of Light and Passage” project.
“Duality Cube” Exhibit, Studio Arts Building, Amherst, MA Exhibit of Design Studio “Study of Light and Passage” project.
AIAS UMass Chapter Active in contributing to committees, design work, and community efforts. Assisted in planning and organizing the Spring AIAS Northeast Quad Conference hosted by UMass.
UMass Campus Ecology Representative, Amherst, MA Spread environmental consciousness through campaigns on campus promoting sustainable efforts.
Published on Apr 13, 2012
My portfolio is comprised of selected works from architecture studios as well as professional projects. The intention of my portfolio is to...