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Academic // Competitions // Professional (2016-2019)


Contents ACADEMIC

USFSP Fine Arts Center (Spring 2016)

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USF SACD - Professor Dan Powers St. Petersburg, Florida Educational

Urban Resiliency - Hybrid Living Berlin (Fall 2016)

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USF SACD - Professor Kristien Ring Berlin, Germany Mixed Use/ Urban

Restoring “el Cano” (Spring 2017)

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USF SACD - Professor Jan Wampler San Juan, Puerto Rico Urban Design

Miraflores Cultural Center (2017-2018)

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USF SACD - Masters Thesis Project Arequipa, Peru Urban/ Cultural

Silent Meditation Cabin (2018)

COMPETITIONS pg. 52

Team Competition Entry Riga, Latvia Residential/Meditative

Urban Tower Proposal (2019)

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Single Competition Entry Arequipa, Peru Mixed Use/Urban

PROFESSIONAL

Sarah Van de Berg Tennis Center (2018-2019)

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Fleischman Garcia Architects Zephyrhills, Florida Recreational

Tampa Heights Elementary School (2018-2019) Fleischman Garcia Architects Tampa, Florida Educational/ Institutional

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ACADEMIC USF SACD (2016-2018)


USFSP Fine Arts Center

USFSP FINE ARTS CENTER St. Petersburg, FL Spring 2016 Professor Dan Powers This project is located on the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. The site is located on Poynter Park, a water front park on the southern most part of the campus. This project was focused on adding an extension to the current USF St. Pete campus in the form of a fine arts education and research/display building. The scope for this design consisted of developing two separate buildings, a private one which is only to be used by students, and a complimentary public building which is to be used to connect the public with the art produced by the school. Part of the project also consisted of creating a public plaza between the two buildings, this plaza was intended to be used by students, faculty, and the residents of St. Petersburg. The main goal of this project was to create functional and dynamic spaces that could not only inspire and contribute to the students education, but also become a major public space for the school and city of St. Petersburg.

Methods

Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop, Wood Working, Laser Cutter

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Duration 4 Months

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Educational/ Institutional


Spring 2016

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USFSP Fine Arts Center

Process models show the concept of creating two buildings that are connected through the public plaza. The form of these buildings were designed to react to one another and create the illusion that they started out as one building and were pulled apart. The final scheme shows how the two buildings connect and relate to one another using the main datum lines in the site, as well as how public spaces are defined as extensions of each building. A strong diagonal path is used to connect the site back to the center of campus, which cuts through both buildings and is used to define their form. 10


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USFSP Fine Arts Center

Research/Display building which is intended to be a complimentary building to the main educational spaces. Program includes 2 large gallery spaces, a research library, small theater, administrative offices, art storage rooms, and a detached waterside cafe with rooftop seating. 12


Spring 2016

Educational building which will be used for a wide variety of practices. Program includes a range of different studio spaces, digital media labs, woodshop, intimate balcony spaces for breaks, student lounge, and a detached classroom building which can be used for night classes. 13


Urban Resiliency: Hybrid Living

URBAN RESILIENCY : HYBRID LIVING Berlin, Germany Fall 2017 Professor Kristien Ring This studio was focused on the urban district of Berlin, Germany. The site is the Tachelles Quarter which is located in the historic center of the city, close to the where the Berlin wall stood. The Tachelles Quarter is a site full of history, but it is also filled with controversy concerning the use of the site and its future development. The site is located between three major streets, the Friedrichstraße, Oranienburger Straße and Johanisstraße. The goal of this studio was to analyze and address the urban context, develop and integrate solutions for issues found, and create a project that will provide a mix of ecologically and future-oriented forms of living within a dense, mixed-use program. This specific project was focused on the concepts of merging the public and private realm, and extending the public realm from the ground level upwards.

Methods

Revit, AutoCad, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Laser Cutter

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Duration 4 Months

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Mixed Use, Urban Design


Fall 2017

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Urban Resiliency: Hybrid Living

Developing a mixed use community was a major part of this project, having this mix of program was used to ensure a wide variety of people would use and benefit from the project. The culture center in the west side of the project acts an art museum and education center where local artists’ work are put on display. The residential area is placed on the eastern side to provide privacy but still maintain its connection to the rest of the project.

(1) Overall Maximum Footprint

(2) Public Spaces Defined and Carved Out

(3) Circulation and Main Entry Points Defined

(4) Green/ Habitable Roofs Carved Out 16


Fall 2017

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Urban Resiliency: Hybrid Living

The residential part of this project was designed to provide the residents with privacy while still maintaining a connection to the public spaces and other buildings. There are several types of units ranging in size, and location. The units facing the central courtyard open up to it and create a connection between the private and public spaces. There is also a more private and intimate courtyard located on the eastern side of the site for people who want a more traditional residential feel. Each unit has a private balcony and provides views in and out of the site.

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Fall 2017

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Urban Resiliency: Hybrid Living

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Fall 2017

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Restoring El Cano

RESTORING EL CANO San Juan, Puerto Rico Spring 2017 Professor Jan Wampler Team Members : Marie Hart, Yaroslav Shtyrkalo Located in San Juan, the Caño Martín Peña is a body of water which runs from the San Juan Bay in the west to the Laguna San Jose in the east. Over the years this channel has been overflowed with garbage coming from the surrounding communities, and has overgrown due to lack of maintenance from the city. The surrounding neighborhoods are constantly being flooded due to rainwater overflowing from the channel, this flooding poses a serious threat to the community and the people who live there. Most buildings on the site are in poor condition due to damages caused by flooding, hurricanes, and lack of money being invested in the community. Because of the poor living conditions in the surrounding neighborhoods, there has been a rise in the number of crimes and reported drug use in the area. This 15 week project was aimed at finding architectural, and urban planning solutions to fix these problems and to improve the quality of life for the people who live in this community.

Methods

Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop, Wood Working, Laser Cutter

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Duration 4 Months

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Urban/ Community Design


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Restoring El Cano

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Spring 2017

Developing a Scheme After visiting the site and meeting and talking to the locals, we realized that this project is about more than designing and making buildings, this project was about helping people that had been ignored for years and giving them a community that they can be proud of. With this in mind we developed our “Why� statements, these statements describe our goals for this project and served our main driving force for the semester. PEOPLE - To highlight the locals and their talents, as well as give them a community they can leave their mark on and be proud of NATURE - To embrace and enhance the natural beauty of the site, as well as develop a sustainable community that will have a positive and lasting impact on the community and environment INDUSTRY - To give the locals an opportunity to earn a comfortable living by showcasing their unique talents and using the resources the site provides to develop a sustainable economy for the community.

First Draft

Second Draft

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Restoring El Cano

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Spring 2017

1 New Business Distric on Ponce de Leon Ave. 2 Health and Recreation Center 3 Start of New Boardwallk, Kayak/Boat Dock

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4 Nature Walk/ Bike Trail 7

5 Ecological Urban Corridor 6 University of San Juan Renewable Energy Research Center 7 Canal Leading to Intimate Water Plaza 8 Wind Turbine/Solar Panel Field

Final Scheme

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Restoring El Cano

Reconnecting to Nature The final urban design scheme is focused on creating a connection between the built environment and the natural environment. The areas located on the edge of the water are all renaturalized green areas which act as a natural buffer between the water and the neighborhoods. These renaturalized areas also house a nature trail for bikers and pedestrians. In order to avoid future flooding the area, the water was dredged and the excess land was used to create a series of hills on the south edge of the water to provide people with a more diverse natural enviroment. The basic organization in the site stayed similar to the first and second scheme, with the main difference being that the sustainable energy campus will be spread out throughtout the site, instead of being restricted to one area. This was done in order to create a more diverse community, where the students, faculty, locals, and tourists can interact and co-exist. 28


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Restoring El Cano

The “In-Between” A big part of this project was not only to design buildings which respect and relate to the existing architectural vernacular of the area, but to design the space between the buildings. A main aspect of our design scheme is the use of our “ecological corridors”. These pedestrian only streets are not only used to breath life into the once desolate streets, but also to connect the surrounding communities to the natural beauty of the restored canal.

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Restoring El Cano

Instead of focusing on the architecture and technical aspects of design, the final renderings were abstracted to capture the feeling and experience of being in the redesigned spaces of the CaĂąo. Specifically focusing on outdoor public spaces which will reinvigorate this community and be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. 32


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Restoring El Cano

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Miraflores Cultural Center

MIRAFLORES CULTURAL CENTER Arequipa, Peru 2017-2018 M. Arch Thesis Project As of 2016, more than half of the total global population has moved to urban metropolitan areas. This is the first time in human history where more people are living in urban rather than rural settlements. This exponential growth of cities has led to a number of social and urban issues arising in all around the world. The first semester of this thesis project started out by researching this phenomena and discovering the many different ways cities worldwide have been adjusting to this new reality. The second semester focused on a specific city - Arequipa, Peru which has increased exponentially in both size and population in recent history. After studying the urban fabric of the city and discovering a series of urban voids, a proposal was developed to use these forgotten spaces in the city as a way to solve many of the issues that have arisen due to overpopulation and city growth. One of these urban voids is the historic Miraflores Bullfighting Ring, which was once a major hub of activity but is now an outdated structure no longer in use. This project re-imagines the surrounding area of the bullring by proposing a major cultural center which can be used to bridge the gap between the formal and informal areas of the city.

Methods

Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop, Wood Working, Laser Cutter

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Duration 1 Year

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Urban/Community Design/ Cultural


2017 - 2018

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Miraflores Cultural Center

Arequipa, Peru Peru’s second largest city has seen an unprecedented growth in its population during the last century, with the current population being almost ten times what is was in 1940. This sudden growth has led to an inequality between the historic city center and the newly settled areas in the outskirts of the city.

Site

Site -Plaza de Toros

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The site chosen for this project was the historic “Plaza de Toros”, a retired bullfighting ring located in the center of the Miraflores District, one of the cities oldest and largest districts. This old bullfighting arena has a lot of historical and cultural value to the city, as it was once one of the most active spaces in the district and the city. It was constructed in the 1920’s at a time when this site was located on the outer edge of the city.


2017 - 2018

Potential Schemes

Bullring left intact as monument on site. Buildings are clustered together forming their own spaces. Open to the surrounding landscape.

Corner carved out of bullring, strong implied connection with building next to it. Large gap on street side to bring people in. Partially open to surrounding landscape.

Corner carved out of bullring, strong implied connection with building next to it. 2 gaps on street side connecting with existing parallel streets. Strong connection to surrounding landscape.

Bullring left intact, implicit connection. Hard edge created between site and landscape. Hard edge on street side.

Bullring cut in half, new buildings complete the circle. Open to landscape on one side, large opening on street side to draw people in.

Corner carved out of bullring in order to open it up to large public park. Partial edge condition to the landscape, hard street edge to define inner public space.

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A CULTURAL JOURNEY

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Drawing from the ideas and concepts discovered during investigations into ancient Inca architectural techniques, a final proposal was developed which takes into account the many social and urban issues that this part of the city is facing and tries to resolve them using culturally specific design concepts and building techniques. This proposed cultural complex would serve to revitalize this area of the city by creating jobs and giving a platform for local artists and creators to showcase their work, as well as educate the public on different aspects of the unique culture of this city. Culture is a word that can mean a number of different things, so for the purpose of this project the concept of culture was divided into 6 different aspects- food, art, literature, history, performance, and sports. With these in mind a promenade was developed that allows visitors to immerse themselves in each cultural aspect which all lead up to the restored bullring for a traditional cultural performance and then open up to a large public park space which can be used in a variety of different ways.


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Food/Drink Local Food Vendors Public Cooking Demonstration Space Cooking Workshop Areas

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Art Local Artisan Market Space Artists Workshops Public Open Studios

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Literature Reading/ Learning Space Lecture Space Public Library/Bookstore

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History Cultural History Exhibits Historic Art Exhibits Cultural Demonstration Space

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Performance Renovated Historic Bullring Venue for Local Performaces/ Cultural Demonstrations

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Miraflores Cultural Center

URBAN RENEWAL In its prime, the Miraflores bullfighting ring was one of the most active spaces in the urban fabric of the city. On the weekends locals would gather here to watch the matches and celebrate their culture. However, as a culture evolves some practices that were considered fun are now considered inhumane and violent. This is the case with bullfighting in this city. This arena has been inactive for the past 20 years because the sport of bullfighting no longer has a place within the current culture of the city. Because of its cultural importance, the structure still remains partially preserved as a reminder of a past culture. The structure, along with the site it sits on is completely cut off from the rest of the urban context and is inaccessible for people who wish to see and experience it. By carving out a quarter of the ring and opening it up to the new public plaza, this historic structure can once again become a hub for activity in the city.

Existing Bullring

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Miraflores Cultural Center

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2017 - 2018

HUMANIZATION OF URBAN SPACES Inspired by the very human scale of Machu Picchu, the large central plaza is designed to have a wide variety of different uses. The construction and circulation is meant to encourage the public to wander and discover all the different ways which this project can be enjoyed. 45


Miraflores Cultural Center

In order to further explore the idea of carving and the relationships between the buildings and the ground, three 1/8th relief section models were developed. The layered construction technique of these models were used to show the progression from outside to inside and how carving out of the ground and buildings in a similar manner would blur the line between inside and outside.

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2017 - 2018

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Miraflores Cultural Center

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COMPETITIONS (2018-2019)

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SILENT MEDITATION CABIN Ozolini Farm, Latvia 2018 Team Members : Keenan Johnson, Fernanda Suarez The challenge for this competition, sponsored by Bee Breeders, was to develop a silent meditation cabin in the Latvian Forrest with a maximum square footage of 50 sf. Our goal for this project was to create an efficient living space for a single person using ecologically friendly material found near the site. This building was also designed to be able to adapt to the various climates of Latvia. With retractable walls and screens, the building can easily transition from completely open to enclosed. This also helps to ensure that people who use this cabin have the freedom to decide how connected they want to be with their surroundings, creating an optimal meditation space for them.

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Silent Meditation Cabin

ADAPTABILITY

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2018

SUMMER

Fully Open

FALL

Partially Open

WINTER

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Silent Meditation Cabin

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2018

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VERTICAL VILLAGES Arequipa, Peru 2019 Submittal for the 2019 Evolo Skyscraper competition which challenges designers to design the “skyscraper of the future� This large scale urban intervention project, focused on creating a vertical solution for the housing crisis in a city that is undergoing exponential horizontal growth, resulting in informal settlements or slums in the outskirts of the city. This project aims to create a cost-effective and self-sustainable vertical community while maintaining the cultural identity and language of the city and its inhabitants.

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Vertical Villages - Tower Competition

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The main goal of these vertical interventions is not only to provide a solution to the immigrant housing crisis, but also to reclaim a cultural identity that is unique to the city. The color schemes of the towers are inspired by the colorful communities that are already existing within the city. These towers attempt to capture the feelings of community and partnerships that are developed in tightly knit rural villages that most immigrants come from.


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Vertical Villages - Tower Competition

SINGLE - (600 SF)

FAMILY - (800 SF)

MULTI-GENERATIONAL - (1500 SF)

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These towers are made up of co-working/ commercial spaces on the first 2 levels, and above them are a series of modular living units which can be used to create various different schemes and building typologies. The units are classified as single, family, and multi-generational spaces. Due to the simple shape of these units, the floor-plans can be easily customized in order to provide each person/family with exactly the type of home needed and to give them a unique living space that works for them. All of these units have access to either private or shared balcony spaces that create a system of visually connected exterior spaces in order to create a maximum number of interactions between the residents of the tower.


2019

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Vertical Villages - Tower Competition

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PROFESSIONAL

FLEISCHMAN GARCIA ARCHITECTS (2018-2019)

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SARAH VANDE BERG TENNIS CENTER Zephyrhills, Florida 2018- 2019 This 8,000 square feet new construction is to act as a main entry point into Zephyrhills’ brand new tennis complex. This small building was designed to be as efficient as possible and create an exciting transition into the previously designed tennis complex. The design and material choice was informed by the existing vernacular of the city and responds to the overall site where it sits, while leaving opportunities for any future additions.

Phases Worked

Schematic Design Design Development Construction Documents 68

Project Supervisor Ken Zuker


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Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center - Zephyrhills, FL

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2018-2019

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Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center - Zephyrhills, FL

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Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center - Zephyrhills, FL

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TAMPA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Tampa, Florida 2018- 2019 This historic building, originally built in 1906 was badly damaged by hurricane Irma in 2017. The scope for this project included restoring the historic structure, as well as creating a modern addition, and redesigning the public spaces surrounding the structure. While most of the exterior will retain its historic look, the inside of the building has been completely redesigned to create dynamic learning and gathering spaces. The main courtyard space will serve as the meeting point for the historic and the modern aspects of this project.

Phases Worked 76

Schematic Design Design Development Construction Doc.

Project Supervisor Marcel Maslowski


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Tampa Heights Elementary School

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2018-2019

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Tampa Heights Elementary School

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Tampa Heights Elementary School

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Johnny Ramos jd.ramos194@gmail.com 941-524-2128


Profile for Johnny Ramos

Architecture Portfolio (2016-2019)  

Selected Academic/Competitions/Professional works.

Architecture Portfolio (2016-2019)  

Selected Academic/Competitions/Professional works.

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