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Rising to the Occasion: Healing Design Cancer Treatment + Diagnostic Hospital University of Houston | SP 2011 - FA 2012

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A Place of Complex Connections High Speed Rail Station + Conference Center University of Houston | SP 2010

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Interlink Greenspoint’s Community Chain University of Houston | FA 2011

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Undergraduate Work Texas Tech University | FA 2004 - FA 2007

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Professional Work Pi Architects | Feb 2008 - Aug 2010

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The goal of the facility was to design a Better Cancer Treatment and Diagnostic Hospital by integrating new strategies that will not only improve the productivity and safety of patient care, but also rehumanize the environment by reducing stress, thus creating a more comfortable and healing atmosphere. This could only be done by fundamentally rethinking the goal and design of a facility. It was my hope to not only to begin to unravel this complex industry, but to propose a design for how this would be accomplished through evidence-based design.


RISING TO THEHEALING OCCASION DESIGN CANCER TREATMENT + DIAGNOSTIC HOSPITAL


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Initially Austin was chosen because Travis county is currently classified by the American Cancer Society as a Federally Designed Medically Underserved Area. Although this is not rear for many areas in Texas; Austin offers the opportunity as a central location both physically and by density in an urban center so to be easily accessible for patients traveling in and out of town and offers amenities for family and friends visiting. In addition, it is also home to Lance Armstrong Foundation and Texas branch of the American Cancer Society. Finally, it would also have a strong outlining support system from other doctors and/or referrals. After further investigation into Austin’s medical organizations, it was also discovered that Seton Healthcare Family is hoping to replace their 1970 hospital, University Medical Center Brackenridge. In corroboration with the University of Texas Medical System, the provisional 10-year plan is to build Austin’s first medical school, teaching hospital with a health science center. Part of there goal in this 250-bed facility, is to build a compressive cancer treatment center. I have propositioned that the cancer center be pulled out into its own hospital facility adjacent to the rest of the medical hospital. I propose this location to be built near their current campus around the Waterloo Park. This location has excellent access to Highway 35 and is in close proximity to the University of Texas, the State Capital and a public park. The land is relatively large and offers opportunity for future expansion. A creek line, which runs through the site, presents a unique challenge and an unexpected natural surroundings with wonderful views and pedestrian trails within the city’s center.


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Reduce Stress

Positive Distractions Gardens Water Fountains and Features Music/Videos

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Education

Art Natural Color Palette Organic Patterns

Patient Room

Classroom Audiotorium

Dining Room Chapel Barber Beau

Infusion Space

Safety and Recovery Time

Form & Circulation

Resource Library with Brochures, Books, Videos, Magazines and Internet Access

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There are four means that I have identified to reduce stress: positive distractions, education, informal support spaces, and control. There are four main spaces that I am focusing on: patient room, infusion space, diagnostic treatment center and amenities.

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Informal Support Spaces Dining Room, Cafe and Coffee Bar Chapel Barber Beauty/Boutique

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Message Therapy Reading/Day Room and TV/Entertainment Room

Diagnostic Treatment Center

Lighting Sound

Zones Staff Visitors/ Patient Staff/ Visitors

Short Medium Long Diagnostic and Treatment Room Clusters

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Garden

Reduce Stress

Amenities

Efficient and Reduce Stress

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Wayfinding Privacy

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Form & Circulation

Distribution of Amenities

Site Location

Landscape to Create Natural Radiation Barrier and Structural Floor for Weight of Equipment

Large Spaces Centralized for Easy Access Small Spaces Distributed

Building Form Natural Sun Light Common Path of Travel Central Core Blocked Visibility


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Centralized Nurse Station w/ Same-Sided Rooms

Non-Centralized Nurse Station w/ Same-Sided Rooms

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Corridor Cues

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Sink Placement + Visibility

Toilet Placement + Visibility

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Form The form was largely driven by circulation and exposure to views and natural light. Studies have shown that “significance of exposure to light - both natural daylight and artificial light - extends far beyond preference to include positive effects on outcomes such as sleep quality, depression, agitation, and length of stay…exposure to morning light often is more effective than evening light in reducing depression. Patients experience... substantially shorter stays if they were assigned to east-facing rooms with high levels of morning sunlight.” (Improving Healthcare with Better Building Design, 51) As a result of the east and west exposure, opaque glass and steel vertical louvers decorate the building façade to minimize heat and limit glare.

Building’s Usage Organization The facility is designed so that the central administration and service areas are located across the creek and the rest of the facility is tiered to place the structurally heaviest and most mechanically consuming programs on the lower levels. This places the patient and chemotherapy rooms on the upper level to reduce noise and maximize city views. Chemotherapy is placed adjacent to patient rooms to allow nurses to be in quick arms length of doctors for emergency or consultations about their patients. Education, healing and recuperation go hand-in-hand thus have been place adjacent to one another in the middle of the facility in quick proximity to the treatment area and patient rooms, to allow quick access to by patient, family and staff alike.


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Manifestation Tall Thick Massing: Large width creates the need for multiple corridors to accommodate the small rooms throughout the facility. Thus creating a maze of paths, making circulation and wayfinding difficult and stressful, while also reducing views and natural lighting. The large footprint also reduces the pervious surfaces, which could collect and slow water runoff. While a green roof could be use to add a connection to nature, it is not easily accessible and visibility is limited.

Tall and Stretched: Narrow building footprint eliminates confusing corridor paths and provides views and natural daylight. However, access and connection to nature is still difficult.

Shift and Elevate: By elevating the mass of building above ground level, the overall site coverage is reduced, enabling pervious materials and local or adaptive drought resistant plants to reduce storm water runoff, while creating a continual connection to Waterloo Park for people and animals to enjoy. The shifted floor plates provide additional unconditioned useable square footage for enjoyment and a continual connection with nature from the interior through its strategically placed therapeutic gardens. The corridors are also simplified, reducing confusion and stress.

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Map Key

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Garage UT Stadium Creek Collection Library

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Patient Room Although nurse stations are becoming decentralized, many hospitals are already low in nurses and staff and remote monitoring is becoming more common. Technological advances have changed how patient monitoring can be performed. Today, remote monitoring to review the patient’s health is being practiced in only a small handful of hospitals and thus only a small amount of data is available to track the success of this and how best to incorporate it into a successful design. As a result, I have designed the decentralized nurse station to monitor two rooms at once, in order to minimize the number of nurses and maximize response time to the patient of critical care. I also have retained the centralized nurse station for general monitoring of less sever patients. As a result, the facility will be able to adjust to the needs of patient and numbers of nurses available. Site Plan


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Patient Room Goals: Single-bed to reduce infection Increase size (headwall) to accommodate staff, advancements in technology and minor procedures Identical same-sided layout to reduce confusion and medical errors Create adaptable rooms to permit use of any patient in any condition, thus reducing room types, number and lifetime performance to change Increase bathroom door to enable staff help Reduce travel to bathroom and provide handrails to reduce falls (possible ceiling lift or booms)

Provide sanitizing hand/prep sink within visibility of patient to increase compliance and communication

Reduce exterior/interior transition through mimicry of nature with natural materials, plants and organic design

Hand-sanitizer pumps at each bedside to reduce infection

Provide space for patient’s visitors to stay with amenities

Provide separate workspace for staff for prep work, storage and charting

Provide an ability to create privacy for patient with visitors

Provide decentralized nurse station with visibility to patient

Reduce noise with sound absorbing materials and room configurations

Provide exterior supply access to reduce disturbance of patient Increase positive distractions through sound, images and nature Maximize daylight and exterior views

Create a sense of control

Hidden medical equipment at headwall to reduce institutional feel and make it seem more like hospitality related.


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1500 Red River/15th Austin, TX

Ground Floor

Total Building Area: 164,067 SF

1. Entry 2. Lobby 3. Admitting 4. Waiting/Receiving 5. Nuclear Medicine 6. Private Holding 7. Radiology (MRI) 8. Gift Shop 9. Central Plant 10. Maintenance/ Receiving 11. Garage

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Third Floor 1. Dining 2. Kitchen/Bar 3. Lounge 4. Barber/Beauty 5. Classrooms 6. Chapel 7. Pharmacy 8. Auditorium 9. Library 10. Resource Support Center

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East Elevation

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TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) Cool Roof Membrane Adhered to Substrate

Slope Slab Down Level Pavers

25 Roof EL. 66'-0"

Structural Zone Equipment Interstitial Zone

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Examination Zone Vegetation Media Plant Container

Fourth Floor EL. 50'-0" Structural Zone Equipment Interstitial Zone

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Slope Slab Down Level Pavers

Vegetation Media Modular Tray and Paving Stone System

Examination Zone Third Floor EL. 34'-0" Structural Zone

Cove Light Fixture

Healing Nature + Roof Design Together the landscape buffer, roof gardens, terraces and non-accessible plant balconies, are designed to maximize daylight exposure and connection to nature. These living green features reduce urban heat island effect by lowering surface and surrounding air temperatures. This will also reduce the building’s required HVAC loads, pollution it creates and overall energy. Green roof can also provide great insulation to the building, can absorb CO2 emissions and convert it into oxygen, reduce stormwater runoff, provide habitat for many of the animals and insects, and are visually beautiful. Beyond these living green roofs, I have chosen to go with a TPO cool roof product for roof areas not visibly accessible to inhabitants. They are very durable and require less maintenance than similar roofing products. It is made from recycled products, is itself recyclable and biodegradable and it can help obtain credits for USGBC LEED certification. In addition, its bright and reflective membrane reduces heat absorption and its slick surface has great durability that reduces the effects of weathering, stains and microbial growth. As a result, this system is ideal for a rainwater catchment system and photovoltaic panel attachments.

Sprinkler Line

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Examination Zone Two-Way Waffle Slab with Post-Tensioning Applied Decorative Metal Louver

Second Floor EL. 18'-0" Structural Zone

Crawl Space Interstitial Zone

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Glass Structural Wall Loadbearing Laminated Opaque Glass Louver as Sunshade Concrete Slab and Foundation

Examination Zone First Floor EL. 0'-0"


The High Speed Rail Station and Conference Center will link citizens of Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston together. The station will be located on the edge of Houston’s modern downtown in the historic fifth ward of the early 1900s. A restaurant, bookstore/coffee shop and additional retail space will be provided. The outdoor station is design to weave through the historic area while respecting the scenic outdoor surroundings in size or statue. A modern conference center has been imbedded and interwoven into the tradition style train station for the convenience of business travelers. Business can rent out large spaces for conference or small rooms for meetings. Travelers can spend their breaks outside at the park or back at the train station shopping and eating. A hotel has been conveniently located near by.


A PLACE OF COMPLEX CONNECTIONS HIGH SPEED RAIL STATION + CONFERENCE CENTER


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The property in front of the station will separate the quiet residential and artist community from the bustling rail. This outdoor space will be available for residents to showcase and sell their art while offering visitors a free opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of Houston’s dynamic art culture. Bounded by Buffalo Bayou to the south, the park will offers an extension to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership to improve the health and aesthetics of the city’s visible water front. The park will offer the nearby community a lush green outdoor space, and will act as a symbol that Houston is ecologically friendly and green. The station will represent the entry and exit for many cities visitors. Upon arrival, the park will stand at the forefront of the modern metropolitan city. Along with this, the park will offer city travelers the opportunity to get outdoors, stretch and rest after a day’s travel and work.

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Living Green Roof Cool Roof Water Collection Area and Storage Tank

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Roof Membrane Adhered To 3/4" Plywood Substrate On Metal Deck Metal Sun Grate Adhered To Beam EL. 35'-6" Roof

Decorative Roof Tie Down Light Fixture Adhered To Top Of Beam Applied C-channel, Typ Fireproof All Exposed Structural Steel With Intumescent Paint, Typ.

Steel Sunshade System Fastened To Structural Steel Steel Vertical Spacer To Maintain Spacing Of Horizontal Sun Fins Frosted Pattern Glass Tounge & Groove Wood Decking

Curtain Wall System w/ Glass

Applied C-channel, Typ Faux Brick Panels Adhered to Curtain Wall System Decorative Metal Tub Steel Divide Raised Floor Air Supply Plenum For Floor Above Electrical Conduit Built In

Structural Slab on Metal Deck Decorative Steel Panel

EL. 19’-6” Second Floor

Exposed Structural Steel Beam & Connection (Intumescent Paint)

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Sprinkler Line Faux Brick Panels Adhered to Curtain Wall System Decorative Metal Tub Steel Divide Mechanical Return Duct Intumescent Paint Steel Column Curtain Wall System w/ Glass

Frosted Pattern Glass Applied C-channel, Typ Steel Sunshade System Fastened to Structural Steel Steel Vertical Spacer to Maintain Spacing of Horizontal Sun Fins Up Lighting Fixture Imbedded in Concrete Foundation Vapor Barrier Raised Floor Air Supply Plenum For Floor Above Electrical Conduit Built In

Concrete Slab and Foundation EL. 0’-0” First Floor


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Roof and Exterior Walls

Floor Slab + Partitions

Structural Beams

Structural Columns

Structural Slab

Passive Systems 1. North-South Orientation: Minimize number of east and west windows 2. Daylighting: The thin 75 ft building width and glass partition following the corridors allows light to reach deep into the building 3. Sunscreens: Steel sun shade grates, steel sunshade louvers, frosted pattern glass and deep patio recesses and overhead were used to minimize harsh sun


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Under floor Air System from Haworth This raised floor is effective in distributing ventilated air, offers individual control and provides room for network cables and other utilities. “Heat generated above the head level by ceiling lights has no bearing on the required airflow because it’s ventilated directly through the return vents without raising the temperature in the occupied space.�


Interlink is a multiuse complex from shopping and fine dining to luxurious loft apartments. It is located next to Greenspoint Mall, Houston’s fourth largest mall with 1.5 million square feet and across the street from Greenspoint Business District of class ‘A’ office complexes of over 18 million square feet. It offers a comfortable park plaza situated between its buildings, and convenient transportation through its bus stops, proposed light rail and proximity to I-45 to the west and Beltway 8 to the south.


INTERLINK GREENSPOINT’S COMMUNITY CHAIN


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Phasing Map: Interlink has been programmed and designed with or without Greenspoint Mall. Greenspoint mall has fallen into disrepair, since 1998 when JCPenney and Mervyns, (two of its six anchor stores) closed their doors. Today, only Dillard’s and Macy’s remain. The mall developed a bad reputation as an unsafe place to be, and its leaky roof only party represents its condition today. The Greater Greenspoint Tax Increment and the mall’s owner, California based Triyar Cannon Group, agreed to a partnership in 2006 that would revamp the mall. Construction began with the new Premium Theaters that replaced the old anchor store, JCPenney, but the $32 million dollar project has fallen through. Now, many of the management district leaders wish for the malls to be demolish and replacement with something new. The phasing maps will illustrate, first how Interlink will act as a catalyst to strengthen the connection to the mall with its surrounding community. Second will drive pedestrian traffic though the mall, and finally illustrate how it can be a success, without the mall.


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Houston Galleria Memorial City Mall Willowbrook Mall Greenspoint Mall Deerbrook Mall Northwest Mall Hong Kong City Mall The Woodlands Mall Katy Mills Mall Baybrook Mall San Jacinto Mall First Colony Mall West Oaks Mall Pearland Town Cente Almeda Mall Northline Mall PlazAmericas (Sharp Mall of the Mainland


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North Elevation Bus

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Reuse Existing Parking Lot Permeable Grass Parking for Overflow lots The EcoGrid/EcoRaster permeable paver provided protection to grass and gives an alternative to traditional parking. Gravel Pathway Reuse demolished concrete parking lot for gravel with EcoGrid/EcoRaster paving system Landscape Buffer Alternate Means of Transportation Bus Stops Located on Property Proposed Light Rail Located on Property Bicycle Storage Encouragement of Environmental Friendly Vehicles Electric Vehicle Charge System (EVCS) Station provided on site Systems High-Efficiency Central Boilers Energy Star Appliances High R-Value Insulation High Performance Low-E Glazing Energy Efficient Lighting with Occupancy Sensors and Photocells (Public Spaces Only) Graywater Collection System (First Floor Only) Low-Flow Toilets, Lavatories, Sinks, and Showers Under Floor Air Delivery System From Haworth (First Floor Only) Overhead return system

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Copy Study of Different Media + Techniques pencil, ink, gray marker and wash on 11 X 17 inch drawing paper The basic goal of this exercise was to incorporate eye, mind and hand coordination skills, together with composition and the use of varied line weight in my drawings. In these three-inch squares I illustrate different media types.


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Texas Tech Campus pencil, ink, wash and gray marker on 15 X 20 inch cold press illustration board The goal of this exercise was to illustrate my skills in the use of different media types and to build confidence in the use of black and white media. The space was chosen because of its visual interest and complexity.


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Fenestration Study

pencil, ink and gray marker on 11 X 17 inch drawing paper I gained experience in rendering building materials, illustrating shade and shadow, and developing mixed media. Drawing the fenestrations offered me opportunities to study a variety of architectural details. Viewing architectural detail with the goal of drawing gives insight into construction and finish.


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Orthographic Tool Study pencil on 11 X 17 inch drawing paper This exercise taught me to express ideas graphically and challenged me to arrange objects in a composition based on principles of design. Consideration was given to the placement of each drawing in order to create a pleasing composition.


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Complex Object pencil on 30 X 40 inch velum paper The idea in this project was to find two similar complex objects and deconstruct them so I might develop an understanding of their differences through the use of detailed drawings.


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The Stairs ink on 11 X 17 inch vellum paper, matt board and plexiglas model In a 11�h x 14�w x 7�d space, using a one-half inch equals one foot scale, I created a stairs within an environment. I explored the volumetric space contained within the given space and thought about the human body and how it relates to the stairs and the space. I also refined my precise architectural drawing skills.


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Lubbock’s Visitors Center pencil on 24 X 36 inch vellum paper and museum board model Using our understanding of Lubbock’s history and culture, I designed a visitors center to emphasize the importance of windmills and cotton to west Texas development.


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Book Project

chipboard, museum board & piano wire model, reconstructed pages from a book In this project our goal was to deconstruct and then reassemble a book. After which through the use of drawings and models, constructed a site drawing of the project.


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The Aerial Stone Tile Series

computer rendering of 600 tile pictures in a card stock book In a documentation exercise, my partner and I, photographed 600 stone tiles that remained of a demolished building located at Main and 14th Street in Lubbock, Texas to create an unique presentation book.


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Icosahedron + Truncated Dodecahedron Sphere AutoCAD rendering with museum board model The goal of this project was to understand the properties of the geodesic construction, the waffle slab, the space frame and other very well established structural organizations through the study of the Icosahedron and Truncated Dodecahedron sphere. The polyhedron shapes are a excellent starting point to understanding the structural stability of an internal body.


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Pavilion AutoCAD rendering with MDF mylar model The main idea was to explore the geometrical transformations from a flat wall to the span of a vault. The pavilion will house exhibitions. The structure was designed to be readily demountable and useable in any prepared flat area. I designed it so that the shape and size of the structure could be changed for the purpose of the exhibit and location and size of the sight.


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South Plains Food Bank Mobile Farmers Market Stand AutoCAD rendering and deconstructed wood pallets, aluminum, stainless steel prototype Working with fellow classmates as part of a Studio IV project, designed and constructed a mobile farmer’s market stand for the South Plains Food Bank. The collapsible roof system was designed for the convenience of transportation.


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Roof and Column Details of South Plains Food Bank Mobile Farmers Market Stand

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Welcome Center for the City of Lubbock, TX computer rendering using AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit and Adobe Photoshop As part of a group, the assigned project was to design a new site plan, building renovation and adoptive reuse for a parcel of land located at the northwest corner of the Depot District and develop the properties into the City’s Welcome Center. The present use is the abandoned Lubbock’s old 19th Street Warehouse and South Beach Bar.


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Underground Parking Garage

Petro-AG Office Tower Complex computer rendering using AutoCAD, Google Sketch Up and Adobe Photoshop The assigned group project was to create a 900,000 square foot, 30 story office building for the corporate office of Petro-AG, a petroleum and agriculture business. The upper floors of the tower were to house the 20,000 square foot headquarters and the lower two floors were for small retail stores. The remaining floors were used as leased office space.


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Architectural Portfolio

Complementary Color Scheme with Architectonic Forms watercolor on 7 ½ X 10 inch watercolor paper I constructed an orthogonal composition, cast shadows and developed an understanding of color theory and paint mixing.


Jennifer L. Seim

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Contents + Enclosure copper plate on peruvian walnut

The assignment was to create a corresponding enclosure that expresses the nature, allure and relationship between the contents (i.e. the copper plate) and characteristics of its container.


I worked at Pi Architects from February 2008 to August 2010 prior to going back to school to obtain my graduate degree. Pi Architect is an architecture, landscape architecture and interior design firm in Austin, Texas that specializes in senior living and healthcare facilities. I worked on various projects from new design, expansion, reconstruction and renovation of existing properties. During the downturn in the economy, I remained proactive and took on a leadership role in the company to fill the absence of my peers. I demonstrated a clear ability for project coordination with clients, consultants, and contractors. The following list of projects is not limited to my work at Pi Architects, but highlight major points of activity in order of time spent. Beyond this, I worked for a brief time on private housing and hospital patient units, while also assist in office technical support and the development/upkeep of marketing material for website, portfolio, brochures, presentation, and mailers.


PROFESSIONAL WORK with PI ARCHITECTS


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Cartmell Home for Aged Palestine, Texas

Renovation and Expansion Nursing Home with Master Plan I worked on the project from master planning through final Installation and walk-through. The expansion provided for 54 new private skilled nursing rooms to increase the existing renovated facility to 199 beds. The overall future master plan provided plans for independent and assisted living facilities with cottages for active seniors.

SAVA Winchester Lodge Nursing Home Alvin, Texas

Restoration and Reconstruction Skilled, Rehabilitation and Long-Term Nursing Care I worked on the project from site analysis and schematic design through construction documents on an unusual structure made with aluminum studs, posts, beams and joists that had been damaged by Hurricane Ike. The facility had to be completely gutted and go through a moisture remediation and asbestos abatement prior to the start of the project. Damaged walls and structure had to be identified by Pi Architects and removed. The facility structure was restored and had minor renovation to modernize and reduce threats of future flooding.

Juliette Fowler Homes Pearl Nordan Care Center Dallas, Texas

Extensive Renovation Skilled, Rehabilitation and Long-Term Nursing Care I worked on the project during design development and again during construction administration. The facility underwent extensive renovations including to its 120 private and semi-private rooms.


Jennifer L. Seim

SPJST Assisted Living Taylor, Texas

Renovation and Expansion Assisted Living

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Spring Branch Healthcare Center Houston, Texas

Renovation to add a Physical Therapy Center I worked on the project from design development through I worked on the project from schematic design through final Installation and walk-through. construction documents.

Eden Hill Communities New Braunfels, Texas

Expansion Master Plan and Renovation Skilled and Long-Term Nursing, Assisted and Independent Living

First Colony Health + Rehab Center Missouri City, Texas

Renovation to add a Physical Therapy Center and Offices

Help to develop a new master plan proposal for the community I worked on the project from schematic design through and worked on various renovations to existing complex from construction documents. schematic design through design development.

Gulfside Assembly Waveland, Mississippi

New with Master Plan Continuing Care Retirement Community including (5) one and two bedroom villas for active senior, assisted living and skilled nursing facility I worked on the project during master planning and schematic design. First major project developed in the office utilizing ArchiCAD.

Northwest Health + Rehab Center Houston, Texas

Renovation to add a Physical Therapy Center I worked on the project from schematic design through construction documents.


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