Drip Line Lounge
Lower Nine Passive House
FED 2.0: Remediating the Federal Presence
St. Roch Aquatic Center
Master of Architecture
Summa cum laude Presidential Scholarship recipient Tulane University - Class of 2013
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Columbia University
Gensler Architectural intern - May-August 2012, December 2012-January 2013 Produced 3D and physical models, assisted in design development of high-profile projects, proofed construction documents, participated in design charrettes, and prepared presentations for client meetings.
Tulane University Teaching assistant: Advanced Digital Media - Spring 2011-Spring 2013 Assisting second year and graduate students with 3D modeling and V-Ray rendering assigments. Grading students on rendering quality, model integrity, file organization, and topical presentations and quizzes.
TZCO Architectural intern - May-August 2011 Produced schematic design materials, design development drawings and construction documents for residential projects. Participated in the design charette for a competition and produced renderings, diagrams, and layouts.
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Intern - November 2010 Created 3D models and constructed basswood models to be displayed at the National Greenbuild 2010 Expo in Chicago, Illinois.
Awards & Accreditations
Expertise: Autocad, Rhinocerous, V-Ray, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite Experience: Revit, Grasshopper, Processing, Mastercam, Sketchup, Vectoraster Excellent verbal and communication skills, high performance standards in quality of work, attention to detail, and presentation. Proficient at hand modeling. Experienced with many 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC milling interfaces. AIA Certificate of Merit - 2013, Outstanding Honors Thesis Award -2013 Deanâ€™s List - 8 semesters, LEED Green Associate
ABOUT ME I was born and raised in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. I enjoy cooking, photography, biking, filling up my passport, and scuba diving. Aside from design, my interests include sociology and film. LAST BOOK READ: Just Kids - Patti Smith NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION: Peru FAVORITE CITY: Chicago BEST COLLEGE CLASS: Global Urbanism
CONTACT ME 811 W. Eastwood Ave Apartment 405 Chicago, IL 60640 email@example.com t: 773.307.2268
Drip Line Lounge Tulane All-School Design Charrette | Fall 2010
The Drip Line Lounge draws inspiration from the ecology of the Live Oak trees found on Tulane’s campus. The pavilion seeks to create a symbiotic relationship between form, structure, and ecology. Hexagonal openings allow users to experience the dappled light from the canopy above while respecting the tree’s drip line: allowing water to percolate through the oak’s irrigation zone to its roots.
CULTIVATING agriCULTURES Competition entry with Thaddeus Zarse | July 2011
Cleveland, Ohio. USA In the process of re-imaging Cleveland, â€œCultivate agriCulturesâ€? proposes an opportunistic and achievable future based in both pragmatic realities and visionary possibilites. With a goal of architectural instrumentality the design strives to cultivate new educational goals through programmatic innovations, such as the Wellness Center, integrated Community Center, and edible schoolyard, which are organized to optimize connectivity internally between seemingly disparate programs and people. The school proposes a ground-up urbanism within the neighboring university and the surrounding community by developing agricultural programs at school bus pick-up locations.
Figure Ground Strategy
Ground Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
View from street
Spherical roof subtractions create nodal points of water runoff into specifically placed water gardens throughout the project while also unifying the aggregated agglomeration of generic boxes.
Beyond the immediate site, the project addresses 3,300 acres of vacant land within city limits of Cleveland in a strategy of “Networked Urbanism”. The school repurposes some of these abandoned lots to create bus stop nodes throughout Cleveland’s neighborhoods for CIS students. The lots will be equipped with a covered shelter made from the former shipping containers of Cleveland’s once vibrant port along with recycling drop-off for the neighborhood. The sites, frequently brownfields, will be planted with plants such as sunflowers which are known for their bio-remediation capabilities.
School bus pick-up point
Edible school yard
LOWER NINE PASSIVE HOUSE
BIM 3100 | Spring 2011 | Prof. David Merlin
New Orleans, LA. USA This passive standard housing prototype is designed to meet the needs New Orleanians displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Consistent with the layout of a typical New Orleans shotgun house, living spaces are located closest to the street. A central service core links the living area with private spaces at the back. Consistency with the New Orleans shotgun plan is efficient and restores a semblance of familiarity to displaced families. A tesselated roof funnels rainfall to a central zone along the building periphery before distributing the collected water into a gravel filtration system. The filtration system percolates into a raingarden located at the back of the house. The prototype is elevated to 9â€™-0â€? to mitigate flood risk and assist in passive cooling. The sheltered space serves as parking and outdoor recreation space.
SITE REMEDIATION STRATEGY
In anticipation of an agglomeration of the proposed the prototypes, a parametrically designed screen registers interior and exterior conditions to calibrate light exposure, privacy, heat again and other inputs.
VEGETATION 1. Rain Garden 2. Filtration System SERVICE 3. Storage 4. Lift 5. Bike Storage
PRIVATE 6. Bedroom 7. Bedroom SERVICE 8. Laundry 9. Bath 10. Bath 11. HVAC 12. Lift
COVER 18. Rain Roof 19. Louvers
LIVING 13. Pantry 14. Kitchen 15. Dining 16. Living
SLOPED ROOF + FILTRATION SYSTEM water collection towards rain garden (passive)
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VISUAL EDUCATION line of windows that direct views to rain ﬁltration system
Vegetation rain garden ﬁltration system
Living kitchen dining living porch
STAIR INTEGRATION STAIR INTEGRATION Visual connection of the Visual connection of the stairs and rain screen stairs and rain screen achieve seemless achieve seemless concenction with the concenction with the ground ground
PORCH CULTURE EXTENDED PORCH CULTURE EXTENDED Porch wraps around building’s Porch wrapssliding around building’s side. Large doors expand side. doors expand livingLarge room sliding to the porch living room to the porch
FED 2.0: Remediating the Federal Presence DSGN 5100 | Spring 2013 | Prof. Judith Kinnard
New Orleans, LA. USA The network society has reconstituted context. No longer purely defined by the physical spaces that border a property’s parcel, the notion of “site” has appropriated social, political, and ecological dimensions; each of these an uncertain variable. A multidimensional understanding of context has thus prompted a variety of projects primarily determined by their capacity to withstand change. The result is a fugitive state of architecture: one confronted with fleeting content and rapidly changing circumstances. This thesis explores the architectural envelope a medium for negotiating architecture’s fugitive dilemma. The design combines envelope strategies with ephemeral electronic media to synthesize an architectural response to the instability of social and political context.
Remediating the Federal Presence The U.S. Governmentâ€™s Design Excellence Program stipulates that courthouse architecture must serve as a visual testimony to the stability and of the judicial system. This thesis integrates social and electronic media as means for public re-appropriation of government symbolism. The design proposes a public media library attached to an existing courthouse. This program is wrapped in an envelope that acts as a low-resolution screen for crowd-sourced content.
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View from Lafayette Park
Adjacent Federal Buildings
NAVIGATING THE COURTHOUSE
U.S. DISTRICT COURTHOUSE
Courthouse Total: 124,000 SF Net to Gross (NTG): 148,000 SF + Hale Boggs Federal Building NTG: 420,000 SF
JUDGE 22,720 SF
= 568,000 SF + GSA Public Open Space Requirement: 62,500 SF Total SF = 630,500 SF
CAFETERIA LIBRARY PRE-TRIAL SERVICES
NEWS MEDIA ROOM
Working within the strict security, adjacency, and programmatic requirements of the courthouse, the interior plan was re-organized to reclaim space along the buildingâ€™s periphery. These spaces hold the added public program: a media center
500 POYDRAS - EXISTING The existing building is disconnected from the adjacent plaza and unresponsive to local climate.
GENERATING the ENVELOPE
CONSOLIDATION Consolidating insular courthouse functions to the center allows public circulation to wrap the exterior.
PROGRAMMING the PERIMETER Choosing to build on the south and west sides of the building responds to the adjacent plaza and solar orientation.
ENGAGING LAFAYETTE PARK A fold in the wrapping orients the facade toward Lafayette Park, creating a â€œbillboardâ€? on which to project multimedia installations.
SCALING Pushing and pulling the skin edits the perception of scale and creates interstitial zones within the envelope.
RESULT The result is a habitable, multi-media skin that addresses local scale, climate, and public space.
Section perspective through plaza
2 4 A. CURTAIN WALL GLAZING Glass curtain wall + operable awning windows
B. TRANSLUCENT MARBLE RAINSCREEN Glass curtain wall + operable awning windows
C. OPAQUE MARBLE RAINSCREEN Marble panel fixed to opaque wall
D. TRIANGULAR ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS Reflective aluminum profiles function collectively as a large, low-resolution projection surface
E. LOUVERS with BACK-MOUNTED LEDs LED lights project electronic media onto the secondary layer of reflective louvers (see D).
Aerial view of plaza
Sectional model 1/4” = 1’-0”
ST. ROCH AQUATIC CENTER DSGN 5100 | Fall 2012 | Prof. Ammar Eloueni
New Orleans, LA. USA This is a proposal for an aquatic center and boutique hotel in New Orleans’ St. Roch neighborhood. The center contains competition pools for athletic events, a boutique hotel for travelers, and recreational pools and spas for all visitors. The center is adjacent to New Orleans’ industrial canal. Inspired by the emergent properties of water, the center cultivates a non-linear sequence of space that explores the supposed separation between the project’s three programs. Contained a single volume, the center draws unexpected acoustic and visual connections between programs. The result seeks to establish an elastic sense of space. Elasticity is registered through the density of apertures in the building skin.
Inspired by the EMERGENT properties of the WATER CYCLE
highest density (4C °)
latent heat of fusion
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The center cultivates a NON-LINEAR sequence of overlapping spaces
“Elasticity is a body, system, order, organization disposition or relationship (geometry or trajectory) that is deformable or alterable by the action of a force, in order subsequently and perceptibly to recover its initial extension and configuration when the latter ceases” AQUATIC
The Aqueous Center applies the principle of elasticity to the spatial arrangement of its program. The Center is sheathed in cohesive envelope, yet hosts an array overlapping access zones, program requirements, and ambient qualities. Stretched across the site, the building’s functions percolate from end to end. Spaces drift in scale, intimacy and light exposure as one program flows to another.
The center’s many programs are stretched in both plan and section. Deformations in plan optimize program adjacency, while section relationships direct views both within the building and to the surrounding context. The Center’s primary aquatic functions are located on a canted surface of terraced pools. Water emerges as the horizontal datum against which the Center’s deformation is read.
Site Plan The center is located along the cityâ€™s industrial canal, adjacent to highway overpasses, rail lines, and industrial docks.
North-South Section Longitudinal New Orleans,Section LA. DSGN 5100.
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Section perspective through recreation pool