Page 1

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ Architecture and Design Portfolio


ALBERTO HERNANDEZ Architecture and Design Portfolio


ALBERTO HERNANDEZ TECHNICAL SKILLS • AutoCAD

• Photoshop

• ArchiCAD

• InDesign

• Corel Draw

• Illustrator

• Revit

• SketchUp

• 3DMax

• Power Point

• Lightroom

• Twinmotion

SOFT SKILLS • Customer Service • Flexibility/Adaptability • Team Player • Problem-Solving Skills • Positive Attitude • Strong Work Ethic • Ability to learn new procedures quickly and efficiently PERSONAL INTERESTS • Graphic Design

• Typography

• Art

• Multiculturalism

• Photography

• World Music

• Handicrafts

• Volunteerism

• Folk Dance

• Children Education


PERSONAL INFORMATION

betoher@live.com M:613.715.1769 H:613.736.7076 linkedin.com/in/albertoid @albertoidesign www.albertoidesign.com EDUCATION • Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON. 2017 • Bachelor of Architecture Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 2005 CONTINUING EDUCATION • Ontario Building Code • BIM (Revit) • Materials and Methods Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. 2017 • IPLAN: Immigrant Professionals Leveraging New Opportunities in Architecture (Post-graduate training program funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario to assist internationally educated architects to integrate into the architectural workplace in Canada.) JVS Toronto/Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. 2017 • Photography - Advanced Photography School of Photographic Arts. Ottawa, ON. 2015 • Graphics Arts Art Centre of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 2011

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you are passionate about something, then you are more willing to take risks”. Yo-Yo Ma


RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. VISITOR CENTRE PROTOTYPE FOR TOURISTIC AREAS IN CANADA. ALGONQUIN COLLEGE 2. JORGENSON HALL BUILDING. COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRATED BUILDING ANALYSIS. RYERSON UNIVERSITY


“Give me hope, I will build you a world”. Alberto Hernandez


VISITOR CENTRE PROTOTYPE FOR TOURISTIC AREAS IN CANADA This research project discusses a framework for identifying, evaluating, promoting, and supporting cultural and heritage tourism opportunities in Canada by giving the basis to design a Visitor Centre prototype. The Visitor Centre maximises the opportunity for the main touristic landmarks in a specific place to add touristic value, to support local economies, and to raise awareness for historic places, as well as welcoming, orientating and giving a full range of new touristic experiences throughout the year. This project examines how Visitor Centres, in medium to small cultural landscapes can improve tourism, enhance local economy, and help communities to be proud of their local history. The visitor centre proves that by having an excellent infrastructure, being culturally sensitive, and landscape friendly, can improve the sustainability of the industry, and can give meaningful experiences to travellers and visitors. Utilizing a simple barn silhouette the building presents a clear and recognizable marker at the scale of the Canadian landscape. The simplicity of the barn form will give identity to the places where the visitor centre would be located. Built with wood as a main material, this project intents to play with the plasticity of timber, evocating the rural vernacular architecture. The research focussed on the following main topics. 1.Sustainability 2.Cultural and Heritage Awareness 3. Adaptability 4.Environmental Psychology 5.Marketing 6.Generational Issues


North of Canada Location Passive Solar techniques is using sunlight both to heat the interior of a building and to encourage airflow through the structure. Since this prototype is planed to be set in different zones in Canada, the best solutions was to locate the building following the Sun path in accord of any geographical area in Canada. In that case, the prototype will have the same sustainable advantage.

Canadian Prairies Location


Restaurant

Hall

Ground Floor Plan

Children Area

Exhibit Area

Gift Shop


Staff Meeting Area

Entry Area

Second Floor Plan

Learning Area

Maple Tree Courtyard

Lobby Area


A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

I

H

12'-6"

13'

12'-7"

7'-4 1/2"

D

C

B

A

+21'-6" 3 ROOF

+12'-6" 2 SECOND FLOOR

±0" 1 FIRST FLOOR

±0" 1 FIRST FLOOR 13'-6"

E

+12'-6" 2 SECOND FLOOR

+12'-6" 2 SECOND FLOOR

13'

F

+21'-6" 3 ROOF

+21'-6" 3 ROOF

13'-6"

G

32'-5 1/4"

±0" 1 FIRST FLOOR

32'-5 1/4"

7'-4 1/2"

12'-7"

13'

12'-6"

13'-6"

13'

Main Facade

+21'-6" 3 ROOF

+12'-6" 2 SECOND FLOOR

±0" 1 FIRST FLOOR

13'-6"

East Facade

+21'-6" 3 ROOF

+21'-6" 3 ROOF

+12'-6" 2 SECOND FLOOR

+12'-6" 2 SECOND FLOOR

±0" 1 FIRST FLOOR

±0" 1 FIRST FLOOR

South Facade

North Facade

+21'-6" 3 ROOF

+12'-6" 2 SECOND FLOOR

±0" 1 FIRST FLOOR

5'-1"

4'-5"

10'-6"

6"

14'-6"

6"

15'

15'

8'-3 3/4"

6'-8 1/4"

6'-6 1/2"

5'-10"

2'-7 1/2"

15'

6"

14'-9"

Section 1

9'-6"

11'

15'

15'

15'

15'

15'

15'-6"

Section 2


Roof Trusser

Joist Hanger Plate

Joist Load Bearing Post

Beam 127 x 63 UB13 Structural Insulated wood panel


JORGENSON HALL BUILDING RYERSON UNIVERSITY. COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRATED BUILDING ANALYSIS This project report is a final research for the I-PLAN program offered by JVS and Ryerson University. The group was divided in teams to collaborate on a comprehensive and integrated architectural analysis of an existing building from the campus, bringing together three architectural courses at Ryerson: Building Code and Regulations, Material and Methods, and Building Information modeling (REVIT). Our team was assigned the Jorgenson Building for architectural analysis. The group was composed of four members and we submitted a written report and oral presentation based on our previous knowledge and skills learned in the three courses. BUILDING TECHNICAL DATA: Building: Jorgenson Hall Building Name: Fred Jorgenson was the second president of Ryerson University Address: 380 Victoria Street, between Gerrard Street East and O’Keefe Line. Toronto. Year: 1971 Designer: WZMH Architects Type: Mid-Rise Designation: Offices for educational services Floors Above-Ground: 13 Total levels: 14 Architectural Style: Brutalist Area: 1100 sq. m. TEAM ROLES After the team agreed on the roles each member took, my role in the team was the project manager to oversee the research and the project development. In addition to creating work schedules, I ensured that the project complied with regulations, which includes reviewing the project design as necessary to achieve the team satisfaction. Moreover, I coordinated the development of the final document and the project presentation.


MATERIALS AND METHODS OBJECTIVES We aimed to demonstrate the basic building components, the building internal partitions and finishes, the building envelope, and structural and mechanical systems. As well as to evaluate the performance of internal finishes and building envelope. In addition, we proposed an upgrade to the building envelope towards having an energy efficient building. ISSUES IN THE BUILDING

rd rra Ge

• • • • • • • •

A rough and dark environment. Interior finishes created psychological effects not good for a working/learning environment. No air circulation. No natural light in circulations and artificial light is not enough. No AR value in windows. Walls are not insulated. The balconies did not justify maintenance costs. Greenhouse effect that increases the temperature in the bridge.

St. E.

Detail

t

Vic

t.

S oria

e

e O’K

e

in fe L

Location

Building Envelope Analysis


CODE, LIFE SAFETY AND REGULATIONS OBJECTIVE We provided a general understanding of the Ontario Building Code applied to the Jorgenson Hall Building. In addition, we analyzed how the Ontario Building Code was applied and influenced the building design on spatial planning, construction materials, operational issues, as well as the building response to important aspects such as fire safety, safety in floor areas, exits and accessibility. In our conclusions we identified and proposed the necessary upgrades to improve the building performance and habitability.

Water closets Requirements


Safety Distances

Fire Security Access Routes

Existing Exits 14th. Floor

Existing Exits 1st. Floor


BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (REVIT) OBJECTIVES To work in collaboration to visualize the building in 2D and 3D model, to extract information to apply it in our research on Building envelope and Ontario Building Code analysis.

TEAMWORK PROCESS 1. Insert of Auto CAD drawings 2. Create a new REVIT file 3. Create work sets 4. Phasing of work 5. Create work sets 6. Create building levels 7. Discussion of scoop of work 8. Trace floor plans and internal partitions 9. Share the REVIT Model for collaboration 10. Team work put all the parts together 11. Incorporate Material and Methods 12. Review Building Code analysis in the REVIT model 13. Harmonize team input and final review The most important part to achieve on the Revit project was to communicate effectively to avoid conflicts while working on the model. This integrated way of collaboration is time saving for the team members involved with this highly collaborative software.

RESULT

TEAMWORK PROCESS

TEAMWORK COLLABORATION

Design

ADVANTAGES OF WORKING IN REVIT

Visualization

Collaboration


PROPOSAL Jorgenson Hall was a perfect product to show the qualities of the Brutalist movement. In the Jorgenson Hall building many of the brutalist innovations did not work in practice. The challenge was to carry all these issues, take them as challenges, and propose practical modifications to maximize energy and the spaces functions. Taking in consideration OBC and Materials and methods and aided by Revit. TECHNIQUES TO UPGRADE THE BUILDING EFFICIENCY In this section we proposed to upgrading the building envelope and systems towards having an efficient building with less energy consuming and a better indoor environment quality, which has a direct relation with work efficiency.

1. Replace the existing single glass with a high performance double glass units. 2. Change the faรงade system of strip windows zone between level 3 & roof to a double skin ventilated faรงade system by adding curtain wall system parallel to strip windows with 60 cm, a clear distance between the double skin. Both existing and proposed faรงade will work as a ventilated double skin faรงade system, the items often associated with double-skin facades energy performance and thermal comfort -. The outer skin consists of a double glass as specified above. In the cold climate, the cavity space acts as a buffer zone that is warmer than the exterior, thus reducing the rate of heat transfer at the exterior skin. The main benefit of double-skin facades is their ability to use the solar heat gain. The air located between the two skins inside the air cavity 3. Change roof systems at level 2, 3, 4, 13 & 14 to a green roof extensive system to have a better insulation and rain water management. This system is light weight, and requires six inches or less in height to grow and support small to medium native vegetation. 4. Install roof photo-voltaic solar panels to generate green power energy.

Schematic 3D Section Through Ventilated Double Skin Facade

The combination of the three courses brought our architectural knowledge and skills to new levels to compete with any designer in the Canadian professional environment.

Green Roof & Solar Panels View


ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS 1. SPORTS CENTRE 2. HISTORIC HOUSE DESIGN 3. RED CROSS BASE OF OPERATIONS AND TRAINING SCHOOL 4. HOUSE IN THE HILL


“Architecture is about well-being. People want to feel good in a space … On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure”. Zaha Hadid


SPORTS CENTRE MINISTRY OF URBAN PLANNING OF SAN LUIS POTOSI Section A Project Function: Sports equipment (2007) Member of a multidisciplinary team that facilitated the design and construction process of these sports facilities project. The goal was to revitalize an urban area by redeveloping an abandoned soccer stadium, transforming this into a high performances athletic centre in San Luis Potosi. Project start-up included preliminary master plan competition, the interiors finishes and the field track among other areas. Key responsibilities included working drawings, design of the work-out areas and final project presentation.

Section B

Site

Ground Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan


North Facade

South Facade

Structural Detail


HISTORIC HOUSE DESIGN PROTECTED HISTORIC SITE RENOVATION Location: Historic district of San Luis Potosí city, Mexico Status: Built Due to the cultural heritage designation by the UNESCO and the National institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico, the historic center of San Luis Potosí is protected with many regulatory guidelines which had to be met in order to carry out the full project. The concept of the house is the vernacular Mexican house that emphasizes the use of a central patio to adapt the house to environmental climatic factors. The main owner requirements were: a patio, a storage area, gardening area, an art studio and a guest room. The regulation rules require the respect of the historic context of the neighbourhood, however, on a second level of the house, it is permitted to have a second façade without boundaries to the street. The design of a pergola over the roof creates a peaceful area where the owner can rest and take care of his plants. As the architectural designer, I was responsible for facilitating design, presenting concept, corresponding with the clients, executing construction documents to satisfy the National Institute regulations.

Section Detail


Historic Building Interiors

Main facade

Ground Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

South Facade

North Facade

Section A-A’

Terrace Floor Plan

Section B-B’

Roof Plan


RED CROSS BASE OF OPERATIONS MEXICAN RED CROSS DESIGN COMPETITION Location San Luis Potosi, Mexico Status Design Competition Finalist The Mexican Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, public education and technical training, as well as providing human health services. The design competition was to propose a provincial base of operations and facilities to train technicians in different skills needed in national emergencies, public health and safety and disasters. In addition, the base of operations needed a space to run the red national ambulance service. Key Concepts • Exterior areas strongly connected with the public space. • Build elements protect exterior activities from natural environment, public view, etc.

Site Plan


Exterior Spaces

Interior Spaces


South View

Section 1

Section 2


Two-Way Concrete Slabs Details in Administration and Concrete Pergolas in Entry Area

Joists and Construction Materials in Auditorium

Two-Way Concrete Slabs Details and Finishes in Clasrooms

Two-Way Concrete Slabs Detailsand Finishes in Services Building


HOUSE IN THE HILL RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

The intent of this project was to design a small live/work house for a creative client in a hill. Requirements Program: Roughly 60sqm (650sqft) of floor area (footprint) with a total of two stories with the minimum inclusion of: • Entrance • Living Area • Bedroom with Storage • Washroom • Kitchen • Storage Area • Driveway • Landscaped Area • Work Studio

Ground Plan

Section 1

First Floor Plan

East Elevation


Exterior View

Site Plan

Section 2

Interior View


INTERIOR DESIGN

1. MEN’S CLOTHING STORE. RETAIL DESIGN 2. RESPITE RETREAT CENTRE FOR PEOPLE WITH SENILE DEMENTIA IN GATINEAU, QC. HEALTH CARE DESIGN 3. SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN. PROPOSAL TO RE-PURPOSING THE HORTICULTURE BUILDING IN LANSDOWNE PARK , OTTAWA. ON. ADAPTIVE REUSE OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS


“Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, and love�. Louis Kahn


MEN’S CLOTHING RETAIL STORE PAUL SMITH STORE IN BARCELONA SPAIN Project Function: Commercial Design The store will be for the London-based designer Paul Smith. The brand is known for putting a twist on classic schoolboy and girl looks, in the form of bright stripes, loud prints, contrasting colours, and extra-sharp tailoring. The interiors of the store aims to surprise the customer when they enter the store, and complement the playfulness of the designer creations, giving to the clients an adventurous place, where the shopping experience is entertaining and relaxed. The extensive use of translucent panels encompasses the clothes, enhancing their vibrant colours and textures, contrasting with dark wood of the floors and natural wood colours of some fixtures. The use of fabrics are very important for Paul Smith’s brand. Therefore, the textiles play an key role in the design of the store. The recognizable coloured stripes logo is re-interpreted in the spaces, using light and vibrant colours to divide the different areas in the store.

Section B

Section A


Furniture Floor Plan

Cash-Wrap Area

Reflected Ceiling Plan

Casual Clothing Area

Footwear and Lounge Area


RESPITE RETREAT CENTRE FOR PEOPLE WITH SENILE DEMENTIA IN GATINEAU, QC. Project Function: Health Care. Universal Design, Ontario Building Code. The purpose of the respite care centre is to provide residential care for adults with various categories of disability living in the Ottawa-Gatineau urban area. The respite centre is located in the Jacques-Cartier Park in Hull with the best views to the Ottawa River. Respite care is offered on a short term basis with many visitors returning regularly for short respite stays. Experienced and dedicated staff are available 24 hours a day to offer whatever support visitors require. Key themes • Views and access to landscape and green areas as a means of therapy, encouraging the clients to collaborate in vegetable, flower and aromatic herbs areas. • ADA compliant spaces • Compliant with OBC regulations for universal design • Design of rooms as home • Domestic and familiar spaces not institutional • Colour, natural and artificial light coming trough the clerestory or perforated walls, and tactile doors as a means of way finding • Use of green walls to create inside natural ecosystems • Design to keep residents active and interested • Encouraged to “meet the neighbour” for mutual support

Concept: Natural elements brought toguether

Fire: Sun, Light, Warmth, Companionship

Wind: Silence, Rest, Peace

Water: Health, Cleanliness, Healing Relaxation

Earth: Support, Communication, Share, Work


Corridors

Kitchen/Dining

ADA Bedrooms

Living

Universal Bathroom

Multi-Use Room


ADAPTIVE REUSE. SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN PROPOSAL TO RE-PURPOSING THE HORTICULTURE BUILDING AT LANSDOWNE PARK – OTTAWA Project Function: Adaptive reuse of historical buildings. This project is in the newly developed Lansdowne Park place on Bank St. The design attempts to optimize the interaction between commercial, sports, exhibition, recreation, and cultural spaces in the Horticulture Building by taking advantage of the rough structure. The design project will offer workshops for people involved in graphic and performance arts. The school contains two big multi-use spaces for performing arts, classroom, exhibitions, and other events. In addition, it contains classrooms with computers and the necessary tools to learn photography, digital arts, drawing, etc., and a lounge area on the two levels. One feature of the project is the flexibility of the spaces. The qualities of the furniture and movable walls are designed to gain multi flexible areas to serve for different activities. The resiliency gained from repeating the furniture pieces and changing the arrangement of the movable walls, adds an aesthetic value and functional efficiency of the space.

Movable Walls

Lansdowne Park Site Location

Furniture arrangements


South Facade

North Facade


Ground Floor Plan 1. Main Entry 2. Final Products Store 3. Cafeteria 4. Atrium 5. Washroom M 6. Washroom W 7. Classroom 8. Classroom 9. Classroom 10. Principal’s Office 11. Administration Office 12. Machines Room 13. Universal Washroom 14. Universal Washroom 15. Secondary Entrance 16. Registrar Office 17. Students Storage 18. Multi-use Storage Area 19. Multi-use Area 20. Movable Panels 21. Movable Panels 22. Universal Washroom W 23. Universal Washroom M 24. Info Kiosk

Open Movable Panels

20 18

17

19

22

24

15

22

2

Section A

21

16

1 4 9

11

14

13

8

7

3

10 6

5

12

Section B

Open Area With Concealed Movable Panels

Atrium showcasing art


Second Floor Plan

9

2 1

8

3

13 14

6 1

15 10 7 11

1. Photography Lab 2. Computer Lab 3. Students Lounge 4. Universal Washroom W 5. Universal Washroom M 6. Work Area 7. Work Area 8. Work Area 9. Auditorium 10. Teacher’s Lounge/Meeting 11. Universal Washroom Teachers 12. Universal Washroom General 13. Teacher Cubicle 14. Teacher Cubicle 15. Teacher Cubicle

5

4

12

Working area

Working Area

Working Area


RELEVANT DESIGN SKILLS 1. VISUAL IDENTITY FOR THE BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN GRAD SHOW 2017. MARKETING, WEBSITE, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHICS 2. SKETCHING. ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION 3. ART. DANCE AND PROPS 4. PHOTOGRAPHY. SKINS


FREEDOM THE IDEA

THE CONCEPT

THE IMPLEMENTATION


A-side

BID2017. VISUAL IDENTITY BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN GRAD SHOW 2017. MARKETING, WEBSITE, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHICS At the end of the school program, the students have to organize themselves to promote their graduation show to exhibit their thesis project. Key responsibilities included the coordination of two teams, graphics and photography, to originatewith an idea that identifies the student best. The first idea was to represent ourselves as individuals with different qualities, beliefs, personalities, looks and expressions that distinguish or identify a person from another one (the creative side). However, despite our differences, the group is a new entity to support each other and grow upon the design practice. (The analytical side). The photos were taken to showcase the different identities that each student has as individual and as a part of the group. The logotype was set in a three dimensional cube to represent the nature of the design profession. The design included the fifty-two number in perfect mirrored symmetry portraying the two different designer identities in perfect harmony. An alternative logo was utilized for other media such as printed sweaters and t-shirts.

B-side

For the promotional campaign, we designed a letterpress-printed invitation, print and digital advertisements, social media share graphics, buttons, and postcards. We also designed marquee wall vinyl graphics, print catalogue, wayfinding posters, and the website.


Printed Media-Invitation

Souvenirs

Printed Media- Meet the Grads Catalogue

Digital Media-Instagram

Printed Media- Catalogue Cover Pages

Digital Media-Website


SKETCHING. ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION “It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms.” Oscar Niemeyer


ARTS. DANCE AND PROPS The Aztlán Ballet of Ottawa-Gatineau promotes the Mexican culture in Canada. As a dancer and part of the creative team, I have contributed in designing scenarios and props, using a variety of materials and techniques such as paper, cardboard, acrylic on wood, etc. for the ballet performances.

Props

“Los Mayas”. Museum of Civilization, Gatineau QC. 2014


PHOTOGRAPHY. SKINS Photo studio about how the human body perceives the architectural skins, trough shapes, lines, textures, shadows and memory.


“The body knows and remembers. Architectural meaning derives from archaic responses and reactions remembered by the body and the senses.� Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses.


THANK YOU!


613-715-1769 betoher@live.com

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN PORTFOLIO  

Alberto Hernandez' Work in Architecture, Interior Design, Photography and related professional fields.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN PORTFOLIO  

Alberto Hernandez' Work in Architecture, Interior Design, Photography and related professional fields.

Advertisement