2017 JOSH PETE RSEN
JOSH PETERSEN BACHELOR OF ARCH I TECTURE
Hi. My name is Josh Petersen and I am a fourth year student at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. I am passionate about using design to impact peoples lives and to foster strong communities around the world. I am seeking to use creative ideas and a sharpened set of tools to create innovative and refined solutions to design problems. Thanks, Josh
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JOSH PETERSEN 2101 Wa shi ngton St. Apt. 2 Li ncoln, NE 68502 402 770 6310 | firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION University of Nebraska Lincoln Major: Architecture GPA: 3.7 WORK EXPERIENCE The Hope Venture | Lead Designer
Helped teach new members how to use equipment Set creative climbing routes on the rock wall
INTERNSHIPS The Hope Venture | Graphic Designer Designed t-shirts, posters, and other promotional pieces
Worked on framing, siding, roofing, and concrete jobs Led a crew working on deck repairs
UNL Campus Recreation | Outdoor Adventures Worked to create an exciting and welcoming environment
Designed and built a community's first playground Led a team to rebrand the organization Produced creative media for large fundraisers Designed marketing materials to boost support Led a team to Kenya to follow up with our partners Redesigned the office and built new furniture
The Inland Group Remodeled exteriors of residential buildings
Worked on a leadership team to plan fundraising events
SERVICE TRIPS Kenya India Sweden France, Italy, Spain China
2016 2013 2013 2008 2002
AWARDS UNL Regents Scholar HBAL House Design Competition (3rd Place)
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE The Hope Venture Lighthouse People City Mission Esprit de Corps Choir Maranatha Camp IdRaHaJe Camp
LEADERSHIP 2013 Hope Venture Trip Leader 2013 Navigators STP Team Leader Navigators Worship Leader Lincoln Berean House Group Beta Theta Pi Philanthropy
7th SEME STER | S16
I NNU N DATE PROFE SSOR: BRIAN KELLY The ability to use design as a tool to solve complex problems is an essential skill for any architect. The brief for this project was to design an open source system that addresses current global disasters. This project was done in a group with four other students, both architects and interior designers. The site and program were both undecided at the beginning of the project.
flooding As global climates continue to change, world sea levels have risen startling amounts. Rising 3.4MM per year, the sea levels have continued to cause floods around the world. The timeline below shows large floods that have occured during the summer of 2016. This project focuses on using design to address flooding issues around the world.
Satalite Data: via Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center
Sea Height Variation (mm)
3.4MM RISE PER YEAR
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POPULATION IN A FLOOD PLANE
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flood types Flooding Speed
TITLE FLOOD VULNERABILITY
GDP PER CAPITA
By combining maps of three different sets of data, we were able to narrow our site down to the "chars" in Bangaladesh.
“List of Countries by GDP (PPP) per Capita,” Wikipedia, section goes here, accessed December 01, 2016, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita. “China Tops New List of Countries Most at Risk from Coastal Flooding | Carbon Brief,” Carbon Brief, November 23, 2015, accessed December 01, 2016, https://www.carbonbrief.org/ china-tops-new-list-of-countries-most-at-risk-from-coastal-flooding. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_population_density_map.PNG.
chars Bangaladesh is essentially a large river delta that is made up of "braided rivers" that cut through the land. Because of the enormous influx of population into the area, many people have settled on the small, shifting islands known as chars.
migration types The influx in urban cities overall increases GDP per capita but results in a competitive job market with insufficient wages.
Insufficient Job Opportunities
Rapid Urbanization in Bangladesh Pollution
Rural to urban migration
accounts for 60% of urban growth. POSITIVE NEGATIVE
FREQUENCY OF MOVEMENT regularly
Strain on Urban Utilities
Cultural Political Development
Improved Literacy Rates
CharsEmployment Lived on in a Lifetime % of population
1 Agriculture 58.9%
Agriculture 15.5% Services 56.4%
Functionally Landless Farmers
Revenue % of GDP
10% of farmers own 60% of the land while 60% of farmers are functionally landless.
3 Diversification of Rural Communities
Malnutrition rates have risen to 46%
More than 80% of income is generated by outside sources for some villages.
Tailoring Rickshaw Pulling
26% of Bangladeshis make under $2 per day
Craft Enterprises Agriculture
Benjamin Etzold and Bishawjit Mallick, Environment, Migration, and Adaptation: Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh (Dhaka: H Development Publishing House, 2015). Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, Alluvium: Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Crossroads of Water (Novato, California?: ORO Editions, 2015). Rafiqul Islam “Bangladesh’s Urban Slums Swell with Climate Migrants,” Bangladesh’s Urban Slums Swell with Climate Migrants | Inter Press Service, accessed December 01, 2016, http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/05/bangladeshs-urban-slums-swellwith-climate-migrants/.
READY MADE GARMENT INDUSTRY SHIP BUILDING
LEATHER GOODS SEAFOOD
FARMING PHARMACEUTICALS STEEL FOOD PROCESSING
Industrial Hemp Rope Kenaf
Coir Canvas Bamboo
Because of the abundant supply of bamboo as a cheap, local building material; we began to do study models testing different forms and structures that could be achieved with bamboo. From these it bacame clear that a light portable structure would be the most effective use of the material.
shelter TITLE Using wood to simulate bamboo, we developed several light gridshells that could be shipped down the river and quickly assembled by locals on the chars. This tectonic structure would provide the basic framing for a house and could be transported with a family from char to char. Once assembled, the family could then begin to infill the walls with rammed earth or other local materials.
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bamboo frame rammed earth
flexibi li ty
flooding: Stereotomic Stereotomic describes the process of sculpting solid material, usually earth. By etching out the land, mounds are formed for the homes to be built on. By elevating the homes, they are kept safe from annual monsoon floods which innundate the chars for months at a time.
floods: Tectonic The tectonic element of the design is the bamboo and canvas structure . Resting on top of the rammed earth walls, it provides a light surface for the home. When catostrophic floods hit the chars, these structures can be disconnected and flipped over, converting them into small boats that allow the char dwellers to survive the flood and relocate.
ANNUAL FLOOD VULNERA
Benjamin Etzold and Bishawjit Mallick, Environment, Migration, and Adaptation: Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh (Dhaka: H Development Publishing House, 2015). Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, Alluvium: Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Crossroads of Water (Novato, California?: ORO Editions, 2015).
Production would begin in Dhaka. A CNC mold cut file with instructions would be manufactured and sent to laborers to mold and join the bamboo to make the boat.
The boat would then be sent down the river to char dwellers needing shelter.
The boat would be flipped 180 degrees, anchored into the mound created by char residents and the canvas â€˜wingsâ€™ would fold down for protection. Rammed earth could also supplement protection from the elements.
Units can be added and layered to create a cluster typology vernacular to rural Bangladesh.
In disastrous floods, the units can be quickly un-anchored and flipped back into a boat with possessions and livestock inside.
The char residents would then have the opportunity to float down to a more southern area of the char or a new char and resettle their homes and livelihoods.
sleeping quarters 28
cattle shed courtyard
Site Plan 0'
Section a 20'
Canvas Folded Down
Section b 0'
Rear Vent Open
Rear and Side Vents Open
scale 3" = 1'
EXTRA CURRICULAR | S16
mov ement CLIENT: THE HOPE VENTURE "Movement" is a design done for the Hope Venture, a nonprofit organization based out of Lincoln, NE. The project is a playground designed for a primary school in Narok, Kenya, and built the summer of 2016. The playground was designed to be built as a service project by a team of Americans and Kenyans. With the help of over 50 people, the design was constructed in 6 hours.
sit e : Narok ke nya
Children from across the city flocked to the site.
It was the first playground they had ever seen.
The goal of building this playground was to not only provide hope to children in the community, but to empower young men and women to be catalists for change around them. The project was constructed during a summer high school reteat by local students. Because of this, the design was created as a modular system. Dispersing work into many teams allowed the project to be completed in six hours
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02 FRAME B
03 FRAME C
"This is such a relief, the ground is so dry and the children have no where to play. They will be so excited. We are blessed to have met you." Lillian (teacher)
The combination of local materials and local effort came together to create a beautiful design. Perched over the city, this playround has become a beacon of hope for the community.
6th SEME STER | S16
S Y MB I OT E PROFE SSOR: MARK BACON The brief for "Symbiote" was to design a space that would attatch onto an existing building in downtown Chicago. The project was required to be a mutually beneficial building that elevated both the social and infrastructural needs of the site. This design serves as a snow storage unit, filtering snow to be used as showers for the homeless.
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W LOWER WACKER DR
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W LAKE ST State/Lake
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W WASHINGTON ST
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W MADISO N ST
S WABASH ST
S STATE ST
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S LA SALLE ST
S WELLS ST
S FRANKLI N ST
E MONRO E ST W MONRO E ST
S UPPER WACKER DR
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E ADAMS ST W ADAMS ST
E JACKSON BLVD
W JACKSON BLVD
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CONGR ESS PKWY
S MICHIGAN AVE
W VAN BUREN ST
W CONGR ESS PKWY
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N LAKE SHORE DR
N CO LU M BU
N LOWER STETSON AVE
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DU SABLE HARBOR
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N LAKE SHORE DR
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UPPER NORTH COLUMBUS DR
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Creating large models allowed for a more in-depth focus on the materiality of the module. The building is designed with a rough, steel skin that masks the inner beauty of the wood panel interior. The front entry opens up to a light clean space, where homeless men, women and families can regain their dignity.
fi na l mod el
sca le 1' = 30'
8 3 9 UP
LEVEL 01 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Bathrooms Family Pod Double Pod Small Study Room Front Desk Job services Snow Collection System
LEVEL 02 Double Pod Single Pod Large Study Room Water Filtration System
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6th SEME STER | S16
DR I FTWOOD PROFE SSOR: MARK BACON Considered by many to be one of the greatest examples of modern architecture, the Farnsworth house is a building that must be preserved. Situated in the floodplain of the Fox River, the house along with the surrounding areas, has been subject to increasing flood damage due to improper damming upstream. Driftwood is a proposed visitor center for the house that would seek to raise awareness regarding the house as well as the flooding.To do this, the new visitor center uses a dock-like system in order to take advantage and shed light on the flooding.
site 1 RIVER ROAD
2 FOX RIVER DRIVE
FOX RIVER DRIVE
2 RIVER ROAD
2 RIVER ROAD
RIVER DRIVE FOX RIVERFOX DRIVE
FOX RIVER A
The visitor center is located directly on the bank of the river near the house to display the effects of the flooding most clearly. Because of its proximity to the house, the new visitor center will sit below grade during normal water levels in order to maintain the house's emphasis on experiencing nature. However, as the river begins to flood, the building will lift out of the ground and float on the water, allowing visitors to view the house up close even in a flooded state.
The structure of the new visitor center will be similar to the structure of the farnsworth house: floor slab, roof slab, and columns to connect them. However, because the building must be able to move freely up and down with the water, the columns will be a two layered system. The interior column will be a pier that rises above the house and holds the house in place when it is flooded, the exterior column will be a hollow structural column that moves freely along the interior column while still maintaining the structural integrity of the building.
organization The building is organized primarily by circulation and exposure. Public spaces flow from east to west on the southern end of the building while the office spaces are on the north end. When flooded, the central staircase and core remain at ground level while the rest of the building rises up with the water. As this occurs a new viewing space opens up above the core, allowing the building to further respond to the flooding issue. The building is split by a courtyard on the east side in order to allow southern exposure into the office.
CONFERENCE ROOM OFFICE
KITCHEN BREAK ROOM
67 flood state CONFERENCE ROOM WOMEN
KITCHEN BREAK ROOM
LEVEL 01 0’
TITLE The visitor
center, like the farnsworth house, is meant to showcase all that surrounds it; the beauty of the nature, and the house as well. As the environment around the house changes, the visitor center is able to respond and adapt along with it. This reaction allows the visitor to experience not only one of the greatest houses in the United States, but to also experience the beauty of the natural environment that surrounds it.
To connect the building back to the rest of the site a new boardwalk path will run along the southern end of the site. The boardwalk, like the visitor center, will float with the flood. This will ensure that the site can be accessed even in flooding.
5th SEME STER | F15
T H E CO L L E C TIVE PROFE SSOR: T IM HEMSATH The Collective is a mixed-use building that focuses nurturing a more socially responsible, sustainable community. The building seeks to use both location and organization to foster and build relationships between both residents and the larger local community. Located at the crossroads between a local historic district (the Lincoln Haymarket) and the University of Nebraska Lincoln, the site is a node where relationships can be formed.
WALK SCORE 67 BIKE SCORE 90
COMMUNITY SPACE The crossroads is currently a sidewalk that moves under the overpass and along the parking lot, but this project shifts this path north around a public community space. The path brings people up and through the different community spaces along the sides of the buildings. The combination of green spaces, outdoor dining spaces, and open plazas allows for multiple types of interaction to take place. Conversations over a coffee can happen at one of the restaurants, while ultimate frisbee and barbeques can create memories on the green.
Level 1 0’
Level 2 0’
Level 3-4 0’
DAYLIGHTING june march januar y
build ing orientation reduction of gla zing sun shad ing on east and west sides increased insulation
28 kBTU/ft2/yr over lit
MOSTLY WELL LIT
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1 Comfort (541 hrs) 2 Sun Shading of Windows (1175 hrs) 3 High Thermal Mass (420 hrs) 4 Direct Evaporative Cooling (275 hrs) 5 Two-Stage Evaporative Cooling (333 hrs) 6 Natural Ventilation Cooling (988 hrs) 7 Fan-Forced Ventilation Cooling (946 hrs) 8 Internal Heat Gain (1754 hrs) 9 Passive Solar Direct Gain Low Mass (864 hrs) 10 Passive Solar Direct Gain High Mass (554 hrs) 11 Wind Protection of Outdoor Spaces (352 hrs) 12 Cooling, add Dehumidification if needed (730 hrs) 13 Heating, add Humidification if needed (3928 hrs)
.004 WET-BULB TEMPERATURE, DEG. F
98.7% Comfortable Hours using Selected Strategies (8644 out of 8760 hrs)
DRY-BULB TEMPERATURE, DEG. F
DEW POINT TEMPERATURE, DEG. F
6.2% 13.4% 4.8% 3.1% 3.8% 11.3% 10.8% 20.0% 9.9% 6.3% 4.0% 8.3% 44.8%
1st SEME STER | F13
SM ASH PROFE SSOR: BRIAN KELLY India's trash problem is something most Americans don’t really know about, even if they have heard of the issue it is difficult to fully understand simply because it is something that we have never seen here. According to The Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization, India produces 1.3 pounds of trash per person, per day. Now this is a relatively small number considering it is only about a third of what Americans produce. The problem is that when you account for nearly 1.2 billion people living in india, that’s 1.56 billion pounds per day. 73 million more pounds per day than the US, and the problem is there’s only a third of the space. Because of this 94% of the trash is disposed of in an unsafe way by burning or or simply lining the streets. Consequentially the people will increasingly be forced to start making their homes among the masses of trash because there is nowhere else to go.
RESEARCH Trash Production Per Person Per Day India
1.269 million sq miles
Gross Trash Production Per Day India US
3.806 million sq miles
Because of India's massive population, and relatively small land area, the amount of trash produced by the country is increasingly overtaking all of the available space. This causes 94% of India's trash to be disposed of in an unsafe way. The SmASH brick homes will significantly reduce the amount of trash being burned or piled in streets. This design does not solve the issue of trash but it is intended to stabilize it while India's infrastructure continues to catch up with the rest of the world.
Trash Production 2014 Trash Production 2015-2020
Brick Making Process
The Smash Brick is a brick that is composed of soil mixed with trash. The brick takes trash and compresses it insde of earth bricks. These bricks solve the issue of housing and trash simultaneously. After testing the bricks compressive strength, they met both Indian and US codes making them a feasable housing solution.
Trash Production Per Year With And Without SmASH Bricks year 1
with SmASH Bricks without SmASH Bricks
07 F URN ITU R E INDEPENDENT The intricate detail required for producing architectural models has allowed me to continue my work into the area of furniture design. All three of these pieces were designed and built for my home.
d i ni ng table
SPECIAL THANKS TO: JEFF AND CYNCI PETERSEN CALEB, DAVID, AND DANNY ALL OF MY PROFESSORS CORY FREE, JAY LOCKARD AND BRYAN CLARK