J O R D A N
N O V A K
A R C H I T E C T U R E
A B O U T this is a compilation of work from the past three years of studying architecture at the university of cincinnati, daap. from exploring the ideas of form and space, designing my first buildings, working with both nbbj lighting design and katerra architecture in seattle, washington, and everything in between. enjoy.
F O R M
UNIVERSITY OF CINCIN N AT I / DA A P / SA ID FA L L 2 0 15 - S U MME R 2 0 17
P A T I A L
S T U D I E S
A B O U T: during the first and second year at the school of architecture and interior design, the learning material is heavily focused on the ideas of form and space in design. the following projects explore these themes through parametric design using lines, planes, + masses while filtrating light and shadows.
BALANCE BLOC K / MIC R O N / SA ID FA L L 2 0 15
F ORM STUDY / BR IS TO L / SA ID S U MME R 2 0 17
LIGHT + SHADOW ST U D I E S / SA ID S U MME R 2 0 17
3D PRIN T / R H IN O + GR AS S H O PPE R
WO R K : during summer 2017, the second year architecture students were asked to propose a design for an art pavilion at a park near the cincinnati river. my concept sketch + model for the project depict the ideas of tectonic form in an abstract fashion. the concept of my form focuses on plane and frame, coming together to form a sculpture of triangles. the frames come together to create a unique joint - a special moment - which is the central focus of my piece.
PAVILIO N ST U DY / SA ID S U MME R 2 0 17
R I V E R
U NIVE RS IT Y OF CINCIN N ATI / DAA P / SA ID S PRIN G 2 0 18 / PRO F E S S O R JIM PO ST E L L
S I D E
R O W H O U S E
A B O U T: during the third year housing studio, students design a rowhouse located on the cincinnati riverside in covington, kentucky. this four week project involved both a precedent and site analysis, and focuses on the main ideas of daylighting and spatial order. students are also required to select 1 of 4 programmatic typologies to incorporate for a client: in-law suite, livework, garden, and co-housing.
SE C T I ON M OD E L / 1 / 8â€? = 1 â€™
W HO LE
D IV ID E
S T ITC H
UN I T Y
FREE P LAN
F R E E FAC A D E
R IBBO N WIN D OWS
PU B LI C
P U BL IC + PRIVAT E
GA R D E N
V E RT I C A L C IR C UL AT I O N
DIAGRAMS / RE V IT / AU TO C A D / PH OTO S H O P
WO R K : the concept for my rowhouse was a subtractive study that can be viewed in both plan and elevation. starting with a whole, the mass is vertically cut through the center by a stream of light. next, the division by light continues horizontally at the groundline, leaving four parts of the original whole. using the garden typology, the spaces are stitched back together, once again unifying the original whole. using my precedent analysis by le corbusier, I incorporated his five points of architecture into my rowhouse to compliment the elements of nature in design. the spatial order of my rowhouse is in response to the vertical cuts of light, with one building being public space, and the other containing private spaces. on each level, the buildings come together through the stitch of the garden.
P R O G R A M : the ground level allows entry from both the north and south facades, with the connection of the garden in a large indoor/ outdoor space in the center. staircases for vertical circulation are located at opposite ends of each building. level two of the east building encases the main public spaces, including a living room with a view out to the cincinnati river. above this level is a public roof garden. levels two and three of the west building include private lounges, bedrooms, and bathrooms for the main tenant and a guest. each level has an exterior patio to the east building, with the roof garden access located on the floor of the master bedroom. below grade, both buildings are fully connected, with daylight from the ground level washing into the spaces.
F IN AL DRAWINGS / RE V IT / AU TO C A D / PH OTO S H O P
S E C T IO N
GR O U N D L E V E L
BE LOW GRA D E
V I S I T O R â€™
UNIVE RS IT Y O F CINCIN N ATI / DAA P / SA ID S U MME R 2 0 17 / PRO F E S S O R L IZ R IOR D E N
C E N T E R
SI T E PLA N + S ITE SECTIO N S / AU TOCAD / P H OTO SH O P
A B O U T: this second year summer semester project focuses on ideas of site-driven design through architecture. students must design a visitorâ€™s center at trammel fossil park, located in an industrial community of sharonville, ohio. my concept involved the mediation of existing nature and industry.
P R O G R A M : the ground level includes a triple-height public gallery space with glazing out to the fossil park. adjacent to the space includes an enclosed theater space underneath the exterior stairs, as well as a second gallery/ multipurpose space for different fossil exhibits. closed off from the public is an office, kitchen, lounge, restroom, and storage space for employees of the visitorâ€™s center. JN 28
level two includes a private conference room looking out to downtown cincinnati, with a seated lounge and a balcony looking over the main gallery space below. the gathering stair connected to the exterior ground level has a covered terrace for outdoor events looking out towards the fossils. level two is accessible from the interior elevator, as well as the raised terrace at the exterior staircase.
E X TE R I OR RE ND E RING / RHINO / V RAY / P H OTO SH O P
F LOOR PLAN S / AU TOCA D
C I N C I N N
UNIVE RS IT Y O F CINCIN N ATI / DAA P / SA ID FA L L 2 0 16 / PRO F E S S O R BRIA N A N D R E W S
A T I
F I L M
I N S T I T U T E
A B O U T:
the second year school of architecture and interior design project involves the students designing their first building. the students are required to renovate the existing building of 1405 walnut street into a film institute. the given site is located in the historic district of over-the-rhine, cincinnati.
14 05 WALN UT STREET / OV E R-T H E -R H IN E / C IN C IN N AT I, O H
WO R K : the concept for my film institute is mise en scĂ¨ne - to place on a stage or screen. this portrays the relationship between a film and behind-the-scenes. I utilized the original building as the stage and screen for the film institute. the two-story auditorium is elevated to showcase its dominance and significance at the institute, while the rest of the program is hidden in the back of the site to represent the behind-the-scene aspect of film. the connection between the buildings is expressed through an enclosed bridge on the second floor.
P R O G R A M : the first floor entails a cafĂŠ lounge with a four-story atrium space at the center. a glass display room features costumes and props from the film currently showing on the main theater screen. the second and third floors hold the rest of the public program, featuring a twostory library, directorâ€™s suite, classrooms, recording studios, and unisex restrooms. the fourth floor is a private area hosting an artist residence of a special guest visiting the institute, featuring a foyer, living room, kitchen, bedroom, a rooftop garden and a private working studio. my final drawings and basswood model were hand-selected by my studio professor to be showcased in the end-of-semester showcase for the school of architecture and interior design to represent our section.
FLOOR PLANS / AUTOC AD
FINAL MO D E L / BASSWO O D / 1 / 8” = 1 ’
B I O T
NBBJ / LIGHTIN G D E S IGN / C O -O P S PR IN G 2 0 17
E C H
W O R K P L A C E
P HOTOGRAPH Y: S E A N A IRH E A RT / N BBJ
A B O U T: nbbj design is currently renovating 750,000 sq ft. of workplace for a confidential southerncalifornia biotech company. the goal of this project is inspired by humanism; intertwining its psychological research with aesthetical beauty. this workplace for posterity welcomes achievement through a highperformance working environment dedicated to inspiring its occupants. as a member of the lighting design team, my task was to place light fixtures into revit, label the fixtures with an assigned tag, and develop the lighting plans for the project. I also participated in a few lighting studies for an exterior canopy, and helped create presentations for the architecture team and client.
WO R K : for this section of the building, the design entailed suspended linear light fixtures between the crevices of the geometric ceiling tiles, with the bottom of the fixture in alignment with the bottom of the tile. while placing these fixtures into the revit model, my task was to design the placement of the fixtures to create an aesthetically pleasing pattern, while maintaining the required light levels. to do this, I built the space in agi32 and performed several lighting calculations which measured the amount of footcandles hitting the appropriate workplanes.
P HOTOGRA PH Y: S E A N A IR H E A RT / N BBJ
C O R P O R A
NBBJ / LIGHTIN G D E S IGN / C O -O P S PR IN G 2 0 17
H E A D Q U A R T E R S
A B O U T: nbbj design is currently working on tenant improvements for a corporate world headquarters in the industrial district of sodo in seattle, washington. programming includes a lobby, conference rooms, open office areas, and an innovation center. my role on the lighting design team involved attending team meetings with the architects and interior designers, modeling the light fixtures in revit, and performing various lighting calculations. before leaving seattle, i was able to participate in a site visit with a member of the architecture team during its ongoing construction.
R E N D E R I N G : N B B J / VISUAL VO CAL
WO R K : the existing levels of this building feature the open office areas and conference rooms. these spaces were designed to utilize both functional and decorative lighting fixtures to create a modern industrial design environment. my role was to place all the lighting fixtures in revit and prepare drawings for the construction document design phase. I also performed various light level and energy code calculations.
T E C H L I G HT I N G
L A M B E RT & FILS
SOC O P E N DA N T
B E AU B I E N SUSP E N SIO N
LIGH T I N G PLAN / R E V IT
R E N D E R I N G S: N B B J / VISUAL VO CAL
M U L T I F
KATERRA / ARCH IT E C T U R E / C O -O P FA L L 2 0 17
A M I L Y
C L U B H O U S E S
A B O U T: katerra is currently working on several clubhouses for their multifamily housing projects, located in various locations in the western united states. programming includes a fitness/recreation wing and a leasing wing, with specific standards for small, medium, and large - depending on the size of the multifamiy units. my role on the architecture team involved editing construction documents to be sent out for permit, modeling in revit, and participating in team meetings with the architects and interior designers. I was able to work closely with the BIM manager and several project managers to set new graphic + modeling standards for katerra.
R E N D E R IN G S: KAT ER R A
RENDE RI NG S : K AT E RRA
WO R K : as a part of the clubhouse architecture team, I was able to work on five different clubhouses over the course of three months. during the last two weeks at katerra, I was able to cartoon almost an entire set of construction documents in revit without the supervision of a project manager. during my co-op, I was adamant about taking notes and asking questions to ensure the highest quality set of drawings to be sent out for permit.
UNIV E RS IT Y OF CINCIN N ATI / DAAP / SA ID S PR IN G 2 0 16 / PRO F E S S O R BRIA N A N D R E W S
D R A W I N G S
PIRAN ESI PRISON ST U DY / 16 ”x 16 ” / MIC R O N
C I T Y OF T HE DEAD / S P RING GROV E C E ME T E RY / C IN C IN N AT I, O H / 16 ”x 16 ” / GR A P H I T E
T H A N K
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