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architecture for people.

john c graham 2008-2012


professional_profile

A strong foundation of tactile skill sets as well as a an emphasis on interpersonal communiation and collaboration. _extensive experience with Autodesk Revit 2012, AutoCAD, SketchUp _experience in an interdisciplinary studio environment: interior design, landscape architecture, graphic design loss/ solar heat gain analysis _skilled in physical model making _skilled in sketching _extensive experience with Adobe Suite progams -Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign _extensive experience with Microsoft Office -Word, PowerPoint, Excel _experience with building code analysis, cost analysis, energy conservation, sizing of mechanical systems _residential construction expereience _international work experience from opportunities abroad -Italy/Colombia/Peru _intermediate Spanish language proficiency:written and verbal _excellent people skills

education _Iowa State University College of Design _Bachelor of Architecture, History Minor

academic_achievements _3.6 GPA, Graduated Cum Laude May 5, 2012 _Iowa State Univesity Dean’s List 8 semesters _National Society of Collegiate Scholars--inducted Fall 2009 _Golden Key International Honor Society --inducted Fall 2009

design_accomplishments _april 2011: 1st place Iowa State University/Roma Tre Workshop in Rome, IT for “Terra Sonora” schematic design

-selected by faculty and peers

_september 2011: 1 of 10 projects displayed in Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA, display, “Innovative Objects of

Design: Museum Proposals for Columbus Indiana”

-selected by faculty and peers

_december 2011: Construction Specifications Institute Competition finalist

-selected by peers


work_experience _Menard’s Inc., Shelby, IA: Warehouse Worker, June - August 2009

-Packaging and distribution of product

_Iowa State Foundation, Ames, IA: Student Fundraiser, June - August 2010

-Sales, Communication with alumni

_Go InterNational, Wilmore, KY; BogotĂĄ, Colombia: Internship, July - August 2010

-Public speaking, office administration, fundraising, international travel

_Monsanto, Inc., Huxley, IA: Field Research Assistant, June-August 2011

-Tissue sampling & hybrid cross-breeding

_DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol, Nevada, IA: Operations Technician, August 2012-December 2012

-On-site analysis, conduct field audits, transportation of supplies to harvest

harvest crews

_Pioneer Seed Development, Johnston, IA: Ground Forman, December 2012-Present

references _Mitchell Squire Iowa State University Associate Professor, Architecture 515_294_0390 msquire@iastate.edu

_Dan Weber DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Operations Manager 515_890_9695 dan.weber@pioneer.com

_Bert Jones Go InterNational CEO & President 859_858_3971 ceo@gointernational.org

_Toran C. Smith Body of Christ Church Pastor 515_292_8957 pastor@every1one.org


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My time spent in the Architecture Professional Program at Iowa State University has given me a first-hand experience on humanity and the built environment. Through a range of projects from large to small, from Rome, Italy, to Bogotรก, Colombia, I have acquired a unique perspective on the profession and my future role in it. I discovered that architecture is not about the architect, architecture is about people.


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location_columbus,in population_44,061 personality_laidback program_museum of industrial design size_40,000 ft2 professor_ladan olmidvar semester_fall 2010 team_mitch hartig honors_figge art museum exhibit


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5 Building_Concept:Interaction The notion of visibility was a driving factor in the creation of this Museum of Industrial Design. Finestration at grade level creates a interaction between those people experiencing the exhibit and those experiencing the pathway through the building. Specific views along circulation reinforces the viewers’ setting, as well as the architectural works adjacent to the museum.


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Building_Program The Columbus, In, Museum of Industrial Design was created in a unique context of important modernist buildings in a small midwestern city. The pathway through the building creates public interaction with the museum and provides direct pathways and viewpoints towards buildings of historic importance within Columbus. Many of these were created by architects such as Eliel Saarinen and Robert Venturi. Administrative facilities are focused on one side of the building, while exhibits are focused on the opposing side.


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Daylighting_Strategy Due to the sensitive nature of the museum’s collections, this project explored the possibilities of allowing as much natural daylight into the building as possible without damaging displays. Initial concepts explored utilizing verticle bands of glazing, which would allow light to penetrate further into the room, while limiting harm to sensitive materials. This concept evolved into a continuous band of clerestory windows and lightshelves which would provide diffused light throughout the building. In addition, two large atriums serve public spaces within the administrative wing and display wing.


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location_bogotรก, co population_7,363,782 personality_energetic program_community center/feeding center size_3,000 ft2 professors_clare cardinal-pett semester_spring 2012 +individual project


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Building_Concept: Striated vs. Smooth Spaces This project utilizes locally available shipping containers as a module for creating “striated” space. Between these structured modules, “smooth” spaces occur which allow the inhabitants to freely customize and personalize the interior and exterior spaces. The large area of exterior walls become a canvas for inhabitants of this community to express its identity.


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Building_Program This community center provides multiple activities throughout the day. One of the primary programmatic needs was to provide supplemental feeding for local school children. It was also important provide a place for community education. Thus, most of the building’s spaces serve dual roles as classrooms and eating areas.


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location_rome,it population_2,700,000 personality_boisterous program_school of music size_60,000 ft2 professors_mark engelbrecht, mikesch muecke semester_spring 2011 +individual project


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Building_Concept: Sculpting The School of Music in Rome, Italy, is a conceptual design focused on the neighborhood of Ostiense. By incorporating strategies which shape the building, the organizing factor is a series of vertical planes which create a rythm throughout the building. The outer plaza space carves out refuge within the boisterous atmosphere of the city.


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location_new york, ny population_8,175,133 personality_hectic program_mixed-use apartment and retail size_40,000 ft2 professor_gregory palermo semester_spring 2010 +individual project


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Building_Concept: Urban Framework This mixed-use apartment uses the adjacent buildings of the cast-iron district of Soho as inspiration. By implementing a continuation of the column grid pattern from the adjacent buildings, this building’s facades continue the rythm of the street, while minimizing ornamentation. Individual apartment units are designed for maximum light penetration and privacy, while maximizing available space.


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Living_Spaces Conceptualized as an economic solution for smaller apartments, designed for utility, privacy, and is also created above the kitchen/ bathroom module.

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Building_Program The first floor of this building serves as leasable retail space, while the penthouse features a restaurant with an outdoor balcony. All service cores are placed on the interior, providing access to elevators, exit stairs, and trash chutes.


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Experiential_Assessment The location of this building at the Corner of Broome & Crosby allows for a unique opportunity in the city. By creating a transparent facade this building attempts to draw people into the building’s public ammenities while allowing its inhabitants to connect to the pulse of Manhattan’s street life.


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location_boston, ma population_617,594 personality_gritty program_jazz center size_70,000 ft2 professor_mitchell squire semester_fall 2011 team_darian lu_dream potter honors_csi competition finalist


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Site_Response The formation of the Boston Jazz Center explored the inherent qualities of Boston, and how these qualities could permeate through the building design. Upon traversing the city of Boston, there were two primary factors that shaped the experience of the city: 1) a web of ciriculation which flowed through the irregular street pattern and 2) the hotspots of activity which occurred upon this web. The form of the building grows as a reaction to the programmatic needs, the 5 specific approaches to the building, and the necessity for access to a variety of activities which may take place throughout the day.


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auditorium experimental mental hall

Programmatic DIVIDING with PLANE Understanding

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lighting_design Due to its location in Dowtown Boston, and the programmatic goals of this building, it was very important that the Boston Jazz Center have a bold night presence on the site. The opposite page illustrates examples of studies examining the different lighting possibilities of the building skin. During the day the cladding will be viewed as a continuous surface, while at night a rythm of light will allow the building to change personality as its functions change.


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Portfolio 2013