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James Moehring, LEED AP

About

jrmoehring@gmail.com Current Address: 6135 Green Leaves Cir. Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 Cell: (317)-416-7773 Home: (317)-257-5808

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science, Expected May 2010 Ball State University Muncie, Indiana Major: Architecture GPA: 3.77/4.0

HONORS:

• LEED Accreditted Professional • Ball State University Presidential Scholar • Dean’s List (all semesters) • ICMA (Indiana Concrete Masonry Association) Competition Finalist • Gresham Smith Design Competition 2009 Finalist & Competition Winner • CSI Award Nomination - IMA Pedestrian Bridge

SKILLS:

• AutoCAD 2008 • Autodesk Revit (B.I.M.) • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver) • Rhino v.4.0 • Grasshopper (Rhino Parametric Plug-in) • V-Ray (Rhino Rendering Plug-in) • AutoDesk VIZ 2008 • SketchUp • Ecotect • Hand drawn renderings

WEBSITE:

http://jrmoehring.iweb.bsu.edu/profile

ACTIVITIES:

• Emerging Green Builders; Vice President 2009 Member 2007-2008 • AIAS, member: 2007-present • Freedom By Design, member: 2007-present • Broad Ripple Kiwanis, volunteer • Habitat for Humanity, volunteer • Broad Ripple Kiwanis, volunteer • White River Cleanup, 2008, 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE:

CSO Architects and Interiors Intern, Summers 2008 & 2009 • AutoCAD • Model Construction • Hand Drawn Perspectives Leslie Coatings Inc.; Indianapolis IN Leslie Coatings Worker, Summers, 2006 – 2007 • Coat and Repair Tennis Courts • Crew Leader and Truck Driver

Projects

Digital Fabrication

Artwork

Travel


Projects

COOPER FARM BIOLOGY CENTER Creating a Lighter Footprint STUDENT: J. MOEHRING DATE: OCTOBER 2008 YEAR: 3RD | JUNIOR PROFESSOR: GEORGE ELVIN PROJECT: ACADEMIC

A biology center for Ball State students that is out in the field. Located in a succession area, the center responds and takes form based on the context. Many weeks were spent analyzing the topography, geography, drainage sun patterns, vegetation, and wildlife. Sustainability is a focus and includes rainwater collection, solar power, wind power, and a living machine.


Process


The biology center is raised above the ground to allow drainage, plants, and animals under the building without obstruction. The orientation of the building is made to maximize summer winds by cooling them over the wetlands to cross ventilate the shallow cross section of the building. The overhang of the roof blocks summer sun and lets in winter sun. The roof is covered in PV arrays and collects rain water that is then used again in the building or in the living machine. Three windmills are also provided in the open prairie when wind is available and/ or sun is not.


Projects

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IMA Museum of Art STUDENT: J. MOEHRING DATE: FEBRUARY 2009 YEAR: 3RD | JUNIOR PROFESSOR: MICHELE CHIUINI PROJECT: ACADEMIC

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is locating a outdoor exhibition space across a canal that connects to the White River. A pedestrian bridge that connects the main museum to the outdoor exhibition crosses the cannal at the top of a hill and at across the canal about 40 feet below. The bridge becomes its own piece of art through beauty of structure and simplicity.


Circulation

Structure

Pylon & Suspension Cables

PV Panels


Inspired by an Alexander Calder mobile in the IMA Museum, the bridge is balanced in section so that the PV panels charging the lights and elevator balance the cantilevered perforated walkway so that if feels extended beyond the supports.


Projects

MULTICULTURAL CENTER Gresham Smith Design Competition Winner STUDENTS: J. MOEHRING K. GEOFFENY DATE: MAY 2009 YEAR: 3RD | JUNIOR PROFESSOR: MICHELE CHIUINI PROJECT: ACADEMIC

A partner design competition introduced a new location and center for the growing multi cultural center at Ball State . The multicultural center focuses on creating a new entrance at the south side of campus and connecting campus life to the social life of “The Village�. Special attention was given to outdoor spaces and a welcoming site. Steel mesh is used as a daylighting device and as a posting board for social interaction between students. Local and renewable materials such as limestone and bamboo were used not just for sustainablilty efforts, but also to stimulate the senses of visitors. Creating a transparent and inviting building was key to welcome all students on campus. I contributed largley to the overall design/layout, wall section/screening detailing, selection of materials, creation of the digital model, rendering, and constructing the model.


Digital Fabrication

TWO-HOUR LAMP Speed Design STUDENT: J. MOEHRING + GROUP DATE: FEBRUARY 2009 YEAR: 3RD | JUNIOR PROFESSOR: MICHAEL GIBSON PROJECT: ACADEMIC

A lamp designed and fabricated in two hours from only three pieces of watercolor paper. Using the laser cutter and a notching technique was designed to create multiple identical pieces that were easy to assemble in the short amount of time. In this small group project, everyone including myself contributed equally in all sections.


PINECONE LAMP Form from Nature STUDENT: J. MOEHRING DATE: OCTOBER 2009 YEAR: 4TH | SENIOR PROFESSOR: NONE PROJECT: PERSONAL

A lamp digitally fabricated from chipboard and thick paper. No glue is used, all connections interlock with notches. A soft light compact florescent was used due to the nature of the materials and to give a relaxing warm glow. Similar to the artichoke lamp, the pinecone lamp takes a form from nature and creates a central focus for a space. Done individually for no class.


Digital Fabrication

MINNETRISTA PUPPET THEATER Parametric Design

STUDENT: J. MOEHRING + GROUP DATE: MAY 2009 YEAR: 3RD | JUNIOR PROFESSOR: MICHELE CHIUINI PROJECT: ACADEMIC

Minnentrista (a local museum and community center) required a new digitally fabricated puppet theater made entirely of recycled materials (recycled HDPE plastic). The group project design was influenced by Minnetrista’s main sculpture at their entrance and was parametrically modeled using Grasshopper. It is constructed in parts for easy transportation to out reach to schools. Acoustic analysis, light, whole openings and locations, proper heights to kneel, stand, and crawl were all addressed in the design process. My contributions to the project included acoustical analysis, connection details, form/shell and structure design, triangulation/separation of shell, and parametric modeling.


Artwork

HAND RENDERING Ink, Color Pencil, Marker STUDENT: J. MOEHRING DATE: FEBRUARY 2009 YEAR: 3RD | JUNIOR

Hand rendering is a skill that I have had for quite a while. I excel mostly in pencil, ink, and colored pencil. I also have experiance in marker, watercolor, acrylic paint, charcoal, chalk pastel, and oil on canvas. Like most students I like to start with ink or pencil on trace. I believe here is where true ideas and life comes into my designs.

PROFESSOR: MICHELE CHIUINI PROJECT: ACADEMIC + PROFESSION

PROFESSION INK, COLOR PENCIL, MARKER DEPAUW REFLECTION CENTER


PROFESSION INK, COLOR PECIL, MARKER DEPAUW REFLECTION CENTER

ACADEMIC COLOR PENCIL, MARKER STAIR

ACADEMIC COLOR PENCIL, MARKER STILL LIFE


Travel

AROUND THE WORLD STUDENTS: J. MOEHRING + GROUP DATE: JANUARY 2010 YEAR: 4TH | SENIOR PROFESSOR: LES SMITH TED WOLNER PROJECT: ACADEMIC

The world tour (WT4) is a full semester of study abroad among many different countries. A group of 40 Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Historic Preservation students are accepted to embark on a tour of 25 countries in 100 days. Course work is woven inextricably into the intense day-by-day itinerary visiting places, spaces, design professionals, buildings, gardens, and vernacular environments - urban, rural, and natural. After the trip, experiences will be applied to a project located in my hometown. Research prior to the trip on my hometown history added to my new views on architecture and the world will influence a project that will improve my town.

ARCHITECTURE WORLD TOUR 2010 INDEPENDENT TRAVEL

• Austria • Belgium • Cambodia • Canada • China • Czech Republic •• England • Egypt • Estonia •• France •• Germany • Greece •• Holland • Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Japan • Latvia • Lithuania • Luxemburg • Monaco • Poland • Russia •• Scotland • Singapore • Spain • Turkey • United Arab Emirates •• Wales


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