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JENNIFER N. LEVY UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO BFA Architecture + Design

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

jnlevy@student.umass.edu

413.636.3616


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.

Conceptual Development

Ground Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Sections


SUBURBAN TRANSFORMATION fall 2011 Solar

88 FRONT STREET

and

SUBURBAN TRANSFORMATION CONTEXT

Ground Floor Plan scale: 1/16’ - 1’0”

South Existing Home

Ventilation

North

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”

EXISTING

PRECEDENTS

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

“Urban Seams� 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

Curriculum Vitae

156 Sunset Avenue Amherst, Massachusetts jnlevy@student.umass.edu 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.

EDUCATION 2008-2012

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.

Spring 2011

Pantheon Institute, Rome, IT Architecture and Design study abroad program.

Fall 2011

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA Crafting a Stustainable Design Lens. Architecture Studio with Architecture Caryn Brause, AIA.

2004-2008

Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow, MA AP Credit recieved for AP Art portfolio with a concentration in Architecture and Interior Design. Honor Student.

EXPERIENCE 2008-Present

Summer 2010

Summer 2010-2011

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

Curriculum Vitae

156 Sunset Avenue Amherst, Massachusetts jnlevy@student.umass.edu 413.636.3616 VOLUNTEER WORK Summer 2007

Therapuetic Dance Instructor, Whispering Horse Program, Somers, CT Choreographed and taught dance to children with special needs.

Fall 2010

Movable Feast,Amherst, MA Volunteered with AIAS to spread awareness on buying local and sustainable products.

Fall 2010

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.

Summer 2011

Sustainable Treehouse Design & Construction, Yestermorrow, Warren, VT Learned and executed the process of treehouse design at Yestermoorrow Design/Build School.

Spring 2011

Arturbain National Design Competition, Rome, IT Team urban design comeptition focused on designing “forgotten spaces”.

2010

Herter Gallery Exhibit for NAAB, Amherst, MA Exhibit of Design Studio “Study of Light and Passage” project.

2009

“Duality Cube” Exhibit, Studio Arts Building, Amherst, MA Exhibit of Design Studio “Study of Light and Passage” project.

MEMBERSHIPS 2009-Present

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.

2008-2010

UMass Campus Ecology Representative, Amherst, MA Spread environmental consciousness through campaigns on campus promoting sustainable efforts.


Undergraduate Portfolio and Resume