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01 sharon fieldhouse pg 2

02 quinquela martin art school pg 12

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Contents:

student architecting

local energy action plan pg 20

04 architecture for an aging america pg 26

05 The Gallery pg 40

06 graduate thesis: preliminary studies pg 46

07 ceramics pg 54


sharon fieldhouse CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA VIRGINIA TECH DESIGN/BUILDLAB CLIENT: CLIFTON FORGE LITTLE LEAGUE CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED: AUG 2014 RECIPIENT OF THE AIA BLUE RIDGE AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE, THE 2015 AZURE MAGAZINE STUDENT A+ PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD, AND AMERICAN-ARCHITECTS BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2016

The project consisted of a master plan and the design and realization of a fieldhouse for the Clifton Forge Little League in Clifton Forge, Virginia. The master plan outlined a phased approach in the development of the open site to better function for the little league and accommodate its growth. The fieldhouse project is the first of two phases for the site. It marks the land as a linear incision that cuts alongside the existing baseball field and houses rest rooms, an open-air pavilion, and a concessions kitchen. A steel screen fans out across the entire building, ranging in density to create varying levels of intimacy. The fieldhouse is fissured into three elements to allow the site’s circulation to weave its way in and around the occupied spaces.

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White laminated glass bathes the interior spaces with even, natural light, while an open-air pavilion offers a cool repose overlooking the field. The pavilion steps toward the field with a series of grass seating terraces spilling out from it, inviting spectators to sit and enjoy the game. In this rich natural landscape, transparent forms and subtle details imbue the architecture with a peaceful presence in a whimsical atmosphere for community gatherings. Student design team: Mitch August, Forrest Bibeau, Ellie Burns, Chanel Carter-Harris, Barbara Dior Kane, Mykayla Fernandes, Xiao Fu, John Iaconis, Kellen McGinley, Ryan Myers, Tom Powers, Nancy Redenius, Julia Vasquez, Molly Vaughan, Landon Williams


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design + build FROM CONCEPTION TO REALITY The design/buildLAB was a project-based experiential learning program at Virginia Tech focused on the research, development and implementation of innovative construction methods and architectural designs. As students, we collaborated with the local community and industry experts to conceive and realize a built work of architecture that is both educational and charitable in nature. The aspirations of the program were to simultaneously reinforce the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful and meaningful practice of architecture and to support development efforts in distressed communities by enriching the quality of their built environment. The design/

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buildLAB showed us the positive impact that architecture can make and empowered us to pursue our vocation for the benefit of the common good. The final design and master plan of the site was a collaborative effort between our studio and the little league board. The fieldhouse design, program, and orientation went through many iterations to arrive at the final project. Once finalized, we drafted construction documents and shop drawings, and began prefabrication of the building. During the summer of 2014, we moved to site and completed construction.


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a detailed approach INTEGRATING AESTHETICS AND STRUCTURE In this rich, natural landscape, transparent forms and subtle details impart the architecture with a peaceful presence. Preserving this architectural aesthetic relied on our creativity in devising the structural details for the building. The main structure consists of steel bents composed of custom, composite bar stock beams and steel columns. The beams create ledges

on which the roof panels rest and are further secured with periodic lug bolts along the length of the beams. Each tube column component disappears beneath the concrete slab and transfers the load to the footing below through an epoxy bolted baseplate connection.

ROOF MEMBRANE Roof Membrane

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CONCRETE SLAB ON GRADE Concrete Slab on Grade

FINISH CEILING Finish Ceiling

MDFCABINETRY Cabinetry MDF CONCRETE BASE Concrete Base

Steel Angle STEEL ANGLE Concrete Footing CONCRETE FOOTING

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project completion CONSTRUCTING OPPORTUNITY The Sharon Fieldhouse was completed in August of 2014. As a charitable project, our budget was extremely limited. Funds raised by the Little League and a grant from the Alleghany Foundation formed the main support for the project’s realization. In addition, the generosity from material donors that we reached out to during planning helped us complete the project under budget.

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By involving the community through design input sessions and volunteer construction events, the final result was a project of which they were enthusiastic to use and take ownership. The Sharon Fieldhouse and the completion of the park during the second project phase, will provide the conditions necessary for the Little League to advance their mission of providing greater opportunities of healthy engagement for the local youth.


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quinquela martin art school BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA VIRGINIA TECH, SECOND YEAR PROJECT

The Quinquela Martin Art School is a memorial school dedicated to the late artist, Benito Quinquela Martin, whose art greatly influenced the culture of Buenos Aires. The project is located in the vibrant neighborhood of La Boca, known for its expressive arts culture and industrial roots. The project aims to absorb the fabric of La Boca through a minimal steel frame construction wrapped with a laminated glass envelope. Through this dematerialization of the building, the walls start to frame the views of the neighborhood and filter through the colors of the vernacular architecture. A minimal interior forms a ‘tabula rasa’ that allows the students to showcase their art and decorate

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the space, seeking to fulfill Martin’s dream of a mural decorating every room in his school. Inspired by the collage of the neighborhood, the form gradually rises up through a series of gently sloped paths, that serve as both a means of vertical circulation and spaces for exhibition of student work. The sub-level of the building houses ample work space for the students and areas for presentation. Wide, gradually rising planes wind up from the studio space, leading patrons to a formal gallery space on the second level. From there, a security barrier prevents the public from entering the top floor, which houses the student residences.


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deriving form COLLAGE STUDIES The building’s form came about through an exploration of collage, inherent in the surrounding neighborhood’s hodgepodge fabric of construction. In this exploration, I studied gradual movement in the folds of my col-

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lages and the formation of frames and subjects. The study most impacted the architectural form, a system of rising slopes that frame a central core and gradually fold around the entire building.


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neighborhood context THE COLORFUL LA BOCA With a unique environment surrounding the site, neighborhood context played a key role in the siting and materiality of the project. On the west side, the site forms a unique connection with the Caminito, a pedestrian marketplace of art. Here, an entrance into the main floor encourages pedestrians to enter the formal art experience housed by the school. A gradual pull in the building’s form guides patrons east toward the monumental República de la Boca Mural. Gently sloping ramps form the envelope of the building and rise up to a gallery space and student residences. The minimal material palette and transparency of the building’s envelope allow the neighborhood to seep in, while providing students a blank canvas in which to work.

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local energy action plan GRAIGUENAMANAGH-TINNAHINCH, CO. KILKENNY, IRELAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, UPPER SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, IRELAND

The local energy action plan for Graiguenamanagh-Tinnahinch employs a series of small-scale hydroelectric interventions to engage the declining towns with the amenity of the River Barrow. The plan aims to revitalize the towns’ community spaces while utilizing the hydropower potential that could supply more than 40% of the households with power. The plan was formed during a research-based semester centered around the idea of building a civil infrastructure in Ireland.

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The plan is anchored by two mill renovations, the Tinnahinch Mill and the Cushendale Woolen Mill. The mills are connected by a pedestrian path and footbridge that link the centre of Graiguenamanagh to the banks of the river. Nostalgic water wheels along the path pay tribute to the town’s rich mill history and further harness energy for the community. Student design team: Ruth McDonnell, Gillian O’Connell, Adam Shields, and Julia Vasquez


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design in context A CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE In designing a civil infrastructure, we aimed to resolve the disconnect that occurs between energy infrastructure and society. A thorough analysis of the towns of Graiguenamanagh and Tinnahinch, along with hydropower, enabled us to make decisions that enhanced the nature of both. The potential of energy infrastructure to serve communities goes far

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beyond supplying power. A civil infrastructure not only serves society’s needs, but also creates opportunities for the community around it. By studying the history of the towns and the future plans for expansion, we gathered a comprehensive understanding about the fabric and potential of the community.


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site 1: tinnahinch mill

Scope: Mill Renovation Proposal: Reinstall a Kaplan Turbine Available Flow: 350L/s Head Height: 3.33m Potential Power: 215kW Potential Energy: 1130MWh Can Power: 213 homes (40% of private residences in town)

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site 2: mouth of the duiske river Proposal: Install an undershot water wheel Available Flow: 144L/s Head Height: 1m Potential Power: 9.8kW Potential Energy: 52MWh Can Power: 9 houses


site 3: cushendale woollen mills Scope: Mill Renovation Proposal: Install 2 overshot water wheels Available Flow: 34L/s Head Height: 9.5m Potential Power: 12kW Potential Energy: 63MWh Can Power: 12 houses

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architecture for an aging america PEARISBURG, VA VIRGINIA TECH 5TH YEAR THESIS DESIGN TEAM: JULIA VASQUEZ AND RYAN MYERS CLIENT: VIRGINIA TECH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

By 2050, America’s population aging sixty-five years and older is expected to more than double to eighty-nine million persons. Currently, less than 1% of housing in the United States is considered livable for the older population. The lack of accessible and affordable housing can result in premature stays in nursing homes or the inability to return home after a hospitalization. In our fifth-year thesis, we aimed to study how architecture can foster livability for the aging population at the scale of a house, and we partnered with Virginia Tech’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity to design a housing model that achieved our vision. A livable housing model goes far beyond the ‘no-step’ entry. It should allow for any resident to use the full extent of

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their home, while enhancing space to improve their quality of life. The question of our thesis asked how we accomplish that in a world where the bottom line is a reality and the lack of livable housing is jeopardizing the safety of older Americans. Current and future generations of Americans stand to benefit from a change in the way we design our communities. Design has the power to support safety, diversity, and spirit within the community. The aging population is a force that will affect our entire society, and we cannot ignore the realities of the impact it will have on our country. As designers, our work begins here, in the most humble architecture of the home.


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an aging population STATE OF THE UNION In just fifteen years, we will see a shift in the population where one in every fifteen people will be a senior citizen. The shift in the societal age structure will continue in this trend as life spans increase for each generation. The maps below illustrate the aging process taking place in America. The counties become darker in color as the population of persons over sixty-five increases. It was our goal in this thesis to design a method of integrating livability

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into an affordable housing model. Many of our nation’s homes are considered unsafe for an older person to live independently, resulting in many senior citizens devoting upwards of thirty-five percent of their income to live in places that are not even suitable for their needs. From our research, we knew that our solutions must be impactful yet cost-effective, and we found that making these considerations in the beginning of the design process can save on costs down the road.


livability A MATRIX OF CONDITIONS Livability encompasses a range of spatial and economic conditions that allow for an improved quality of life. To ensure a livable home for the older population, certain factors must be present in the design. In our thesis, we approached livability in a series of design opportunities. By integrating livability into the base design, we aimed to eliminate the need for later modifications and to enrich the living environment.

We defined livability as a matrix of five conditions: accessibility, spatial and social diversity, individualization, modifiability, and affordability. Together they help to make the home a safe and engaging space for the inhabitant, no matter what age or ability. While our thesis focused mostly on the home itself, livability extends into the site and the community. Design can respond to the increased inhabitance of the resident and retain a resilience in the face of changing needs and modifications.

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schematic design INTEGRATION AND VERNACULAR In conjunction with spatial planning, it was crucial to simultaneously develop the three dimensional profile of the house. The house is sheltered beneath a gable roof, common to the language of the surrounding residential architecture, creating the opportunity for spatial enhancement. With this massing, the functional elements are integrated. Beneath an overhang of the roof, a ramp serves as part of the accessible entrance to the house, covered so that it could be used during bad weather. Extracted from the mass is an outdoor deck and the form of a shed to enclose the backyard as an exterior room. Within the interior, cathedral ceilings allow for an open and light space within the common living areas, while a dropped ceiling in the bedroom and bathroom allow for a more quiet and private atmosphere.

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livable design AGING IN PLACE After many iterations, we developed a 620 SQ-FT, onebedroom housing model for aging in place. The single story plan maintains accessibility throughout the interior and exterior. A gravel track driveway leads up to a concrete ‘landing pad’ for a vehicle, reducing the use of concrete. The landing pad maintains clearance for a vehicle with travel ramps. The porch and ramp form an elongated outdoor room sheltered beneath the roof overhang, providing a connection between the house, driveway, and the backyard. Through a side door, the living room, dining, and kitchen are open in plan beneath a cathedral ceiling. Circulation around the island in the kitchen prevents a dead end situation, troublesome for a person with limited mobility. The corridor leads past a wall of sliding doors that give access to the laundry closet and the bathroom. The plumbing is all located within one true wet wall for cost and construction efficiency. The bathroom is fully wheel-chair accessible, with a walk-in shower. The corridor ends at the bedroom, which maintains direct access with the bathroom from a secondary sliding door. A closet and a nook for storage furniture keep the circulation within the bedroom obstacle free. The open layout allows for flexible and easy access to amenities that encourage social engagement. Access to the back yard and the elongated outdoor room on the porch create alternative places of gathering, thus enriching the spatial diversity.

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3. Round Piers Concrete $923.78 1. Foundation Wall Concrete 4. Square Piers Concrete $408.60 2. Strip Footing Concrete 5. Pier Footings Concrete $15.17 3. Round Piers Concrete 6. Patio Concrete $53.44 4. Square Piers Concrete 7. Landing Pad Concrete $101.88 5. Pier Footings Concrete $350.00 6. Patio Concrete8. Entry Walk Concrete 9. Concrete Waste Factor $437.50 7. Landing Pad Concrete $93.33 10. Foundation Wall Rebar 8. Entry Walk Concrete $238.37 9. Concrete Waste 11.Factor Strip Footing Rebar $436.50 10. Foundation Wall Rebar 12. Pier Rebar $223.10 11. Strip Footing13. Rebar Pier Footing Rebar $77.60 12. Pier Rebar 14. Patio Rebar $67.90 13. Pier Footing 15. Rebar Landing Pad Rebar $97.00 14. Patio Rebar 16. Entry Walk Rebar $116.40 15. Landing Pad Rebar 17. Rebar Chairs $21.75 16. Entry Walk Rebar 18. Foundation Wall Formwork $174.86 17. Rebar Chairs 19. Pier Formwork $1154.57 18. Foundation Wall Formwork 20. Slab Formwork $373.57 19. Pier Formwork 21. Porous Pavers $75.46 20. Slab Formwork 21. Porous Pavers22. Gravel for Pourous Pavers $231.00 23. Gravel 22. Gravel for Pourous Paversunder Landing Pad $173.00 GravelPad under Patio $151.16 23. Gravel under24. Landing Gravel Under Entry Walk $54.34 24. Gravel under25. Patio $17.04 25. Gravel Under26. Entry WalkDelivery Gravel $100.00 26. Gravel Delivery 27. Site Drainage 27. Site Drainage1. Corrugated Metal Roofing $500.00 $1800.00 1. Corrugated Metal Roofing 2. Rake Edge $179.51 2. Rake Edge 3. Ridge Cap $73.76 3. Ridge Cap 4. Closure Strips $47.00 4. Closure Strips 5. Roof Deck $886.38 5. Roof Deck 6. Roof Framing $105.27 6. Roof Framing 7. Trusses $1700.00 7. Trusses 8. Edge Beam $223.72 8. Edge Beam 9. Ceilings $229.54 9. Ceilings $1444.97 10. Wall Framing10. Wall Framing 11. Exterior Sheathing $938.52 11. Exterior Sheathing 12. Exterior Cladding $1917.52 12. Exterior Cladding 13. Interior Cladding $538.92 13. Interior Cladding $77.94 14. Baseboards 14. Baseboards $750.00 15. Doors 15. Doors $1920.00 16. Windows 16. Windows $157.94 17. Caulk 17. Caulk $474.43 18. Zip Tape 18. Zip Tape $1000.00 19. Fasteners 19. Fasteners $1329.28 20. Floor Framing 20. Floor Framing $636.48 21. Interior Subfloor 21. Interior Subfloor $442.98 22. Interior Finish Floor 22. Interior Finish Floor $200.10 23. Joist Hangers 23. Joist Hangers $79.62 24. Ramp Framing 24. Ramp Framing $377.43 25. Porch Decking 25. Porch Decking $459.31 26. Steel Columns 26. Steel Columns $800.00 27. Electrical Materials 27. Electrical Materials $800.00 28. Electrical Supplies 28. Electrical $350.00 29. Single Sink P.O.U. TanklessSupplies Water Heaters Single Sink P.O.U. Water Heaters 30. Whole House29. P.O.U. Tankless Water Tankless Heater $650.00 $2000.00 31. Plumbing Materials 30. Whole House P.O.U. Tankless Water Heater $1500.00 32. Water Hookup 31. Plumbing Materials $1200.00 33. Insulation 32. Water Hookup $220.00 1. Interior Lighting 33.Fixtures Insulation $210.00 2. Exterior Lighting FixturesLighting Fixtures 1. Interior $2000.00 3. Ductless HVAC System 2. Exterior Lighting Fixtures $81.98 4. Ceiling Fans 3. Ductless HVAC System $250.00 5. Kitchen Sink & Faucet 4. Ceiling Fans $400.00 6. ADA Oven Range 5. Kitchen Sink & Faucet $400.00 7. Refrigerator 6. ADA Oven Range $150.00 8. Microwave $200.00 9. Dishwasher 7. Refrigerator $180.00 10. ADA Toilet 8. Microwave 9. Dishwasher $400.00 11. Bathroom Sink & Faucet ADA Toilet $2000.00 12. ADA Roll-in10. Shower 11. Bathroom Sink & Faucet $80.00 13. Mirror $250.00 14. Spackle 12. ADA Roll-in Shower $100.00 15. Drywall Tape13. Mirror $150.00 16. Corner Bead14. Spackle $200.94 17. Interior Paint15. Drywall Tape $1500.00 18. Cabinets 16. Corner Bead $140.00 19. Exterior Paint17. Interior Paint $95.43 1. Construction Fence 18. Cabinets $87.45 2. Silt Fence 19. Exterior Paint $96.80 3. Batter Boards 1. Construction Fence $97.72 4. Fence Posts 2. Silt Fence $122.60 5. Signage 3. Batter Boards $400.00 6. Portable Toilet 4. Fence Posts $500.00 7. Fuel Signage $1500.00 8. Miscellaneous5. Expenses 6. Portable Toilet 7. Fuel 8. Miscellaneous Expenses CONSTRUCTION

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project considerations COST + CONSTRUCTABILITY As we planned to construct this house in partnership with Habitat for Humanity for Virginia Tech, the ability for the house to be built by volunteers within the budget and require little maintenance over time was a main consideration. We aimed to design for simple and affordable construction processes to prevent errors that would lead to maintenance costs down the road. This necessitated a balance between the affordability and durability of the architecture. The house is formed through stick-built construction because it is both economical and volunteer friendly. We specified metal roofing because it is very durable and simple to install, as opposed to asphalt shingles. Zip System panels sheath the walls and roof and, while more expensive, eliminate the fuss of house wrap and perform more efficiently. To test the viability of our proposal, we created a budget that would estimate the cost of building for Habitat. The final estimate was $50,000.00 after accounting for contingency costs, aligning with our original goal of a 50k livable model.

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0' - 2 3/4"

0' - 6 1/2"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

23' - 3 3/4"

10' - 11"

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5' - 6 3/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

40' - 6 1/4"

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40' - 7 3/4"

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Date

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9' - 4 3/4"

17' - 5"

2x10 SPF

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1' - 4" 1' - 4" 0' - 3 1/4"

3' - 7 1/2"

1' - 4"

18' - 3"

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9' - 4 3/4"

9' - 2 1/4"

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Owner

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17' - 9"

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0' - 6 1/2"

Owner Architecture for an Aging America

1' - 0 3/4"

Main Level Framing

18' - 9 3/4"

Floor Framing Plan

5' - 0 1/4"

13' - 0"

1' - 1 1/4"

Roof Truss Plans

13' - 0"

A103 1/4" = 1'-0"

Scale

Date Drawn By 1

Floor Framing 1/4" = 1'-0"

Checked By

A104 1/4" = 1'-0"

Scale

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2

A300

A300

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Ceiling Slopes 2 3/8" = 1'-0"

Date Drawn By Checked By

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Framing Plan 1/4" = 1'-0"

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26' - 0"

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Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

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2

A301

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3 A301 2

1

A300

A300

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47' - 3"

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

2' - 4 1/2"

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Description

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

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4' - 4 1/2"

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3' - 4 1/2"

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1'-0"

16

6"

5' - 9 1/2"

3' - 4 1/2"

8' - 1"

8' - 11 1/2"

3' - 4 1/2"

12' - 5"

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

5' - 6 3/4"

6' - 8 1/2"

20

4' - 3"

South 1/4" = 1'-0"

2' - 5 3/4"

16

4' - 11 3/4"

10' - 8 1/4"

8' - 11 1/2"

1' - 10 1/2"

Level 2 9' - 9" Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

3 R @ 0' - 6 1/2"

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No.

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2' - 5 3/4"

0' - 5 1/2"

1' - 0 3/4"

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2' - 4 1/2"

Level 2 9' - 9" 14

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0" 6' - 11"

West 1/4" = 1'-0" 1

Owner Architecture for an Aging America

Drawn By Checked By

A200 1/4" = 1'-0"

Scale

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West Elevation

North Elevation

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Date

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2

A300

A300

1

2

3

A301

A301

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Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

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1 A301

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

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Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

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1 A301

Level 2 9' - 9"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

3

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

Level 2 9' - 9"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

A301

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone Level 2 9' - 9"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

1/4" = 1'-0"

Scale

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1 A301

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South Elevation Project Number

North 1/4" = 1'-0"

4/17/2016 8:24:35 PM

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1

Section 4 1/4" = 1'-0"

2

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

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Section 1 1/4" = 1'-0"

47' - 3"

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

No.

Description

Date

No.

Description

Date

CORRUGATED STEEL ROOF

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1

A301

A301

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

HARDIE CORNER BOARD TRIM 2 2' - 7 3/4"

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

HARDIE PLANK LAP SIDING

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

Level 2 9' - 9" Level 2 9' - 9"

East 1/4" = 1'-0"

Owner

6' - 6"

Owner Architecture for an Aging America

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

East Elevation

Date Drawn By Checked By

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

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Long Building Sections Project Number 2

4/17/2016 8:24:37 PM

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Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

Architecture for an Aging America

Section 2 1/4" = 1'-0"

Date Drawn By Checked By

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

A300 Scale

1/4" = 1'-0"

Short Building Sections Project Number Date 3

Section 6 1/4" = 1'-0"

Drawn By Checked By

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1/4" = 1'-0"

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4/17/2016 8:24:38 PM

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6' - 3 3/4"

4' - 4 1/2" 7' - 0"

2' - 4 1/2"0' - 5 1/2"

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CORRUGATED STEEL ROOF

1 2' - 5 3/4"

2' - 5 3/4"

8' - 10 1/2"

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Date

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Level 2 9' - 9"

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12 HARDIE PLANK LAP SIDING

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33' - 0"

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2

3

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A301

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Consultant Address Address Address Phone

11' - 8"

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4"

13' - 4" 9' - 4 3/4" 23' - 6"

3' - 6 1/2"

4' - 4 1/2"

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15 SF D

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2' - 1 3/4"

40' - 9"

8' - 5 1/2"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

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CLOSET

REF.

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3' - 5 1/2"

3' - 7 1/2"

3' - 0"

1' - 6"

3' - 4 3/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

19' - 6"

5' - 6"

0' - 3 1/2"

12' - 11 1/2"

78 SF

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Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

2' - 8 1/2"

193 SF

17' - 9"

BATH 2 A301

7' - 7 1/4" 5' - 11 3/4"

4' - 2 1/4" A301

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

BED 16

0' - 3 1/2"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone Level 2 9' - 9"

8' - 4"

9' - 4 3/4"

3' - 0"

20

3' - 0" 6' - 2"

1

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

23' - 6 1/2"

18' - 11"

7' - 0"

5' - 0 3/4"

12' - 7 1/4"

2

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

2

2' - 11 1/4"

A302

9' - 4"

3' - 5 3/4"

No.

4' - 11 1/4"

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Date

No.

Description

Date

1

LIVING AREA 396 SF

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2

1

A301

A301

A301

2' - 8"

3

3' - 10"

3' - 0"

4' - 0 1/2"

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9' - 4 3/4"

1' - 7 1/2" 2' - 0"

6' - 6"

49' - 7 1/4"

4' - 0"

Level 3 16' - 6 3/4" DN

Level 2 9' - 9"

2' - 6"

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2' - 6 1/2"

12

14

9' - 4 3/4"

12' - 4 1/2"

A301

14' - 11 1/2"

5' - 7"

24' - 2 1/2"

Owner

16' - 4"

Owner

6' - 6"

18' - 4"

2' - 6"

3' - 0"

Architecture for an Aging America

2' - 6"

Architecture for an Aging America

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Ground Level 0' - 0"

Main Level Dimensions Drawn By Checked By

1

2 A300

A102 1/4" = 1'-0"

Scale

Level 1 1/4" = 1'-0"

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Date

Section 2 1/4" = 1'-0"

Drawn By Checked By

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Scale

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Level 2 9' - 9" www.archforaging.org

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2X6 BLOCKING

DOOR 2

DOOR 3

SLIDING TRACK

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3' - 3 1/2"

0' - 5 1/2"

0' - 6 1/4"

2' - 5 1/2"

1' - 4 3/4"

3' - 10"

1' - 4 3/4"

4' - 5 1/2"

0' - 5"

6' - 5 1/2"

0' - 6 1/4"

0' - 3 1/2" 2' - 1 3/4"

4' - 5 1/2"

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Consultant Address Address Address Phone

2' - 2 3/4"

2' - 0 1/4"

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3' - 5 1/4" 2' - 8"

4' - 2 1/2"

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" 1

3/4" DOOR SLAB

0' - 5 1/2"

2' - 5 1/2" 2' - 8"

4' - 10 1/4"

2' - 8"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

0' - 6"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

2' - 9"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

2' - 10"

0' - 5 1/2"

1/2" GYPSUM BOARD

DOOR 1

Level 2 9' - 9" 2' - 2 3/4"

Level 2 9' - 9"

0' - 7 1/4"

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Project Number 2

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Date

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Long Building Sections

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Project Number

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19' - 9"

22' - 3"

1' - 1 1/4" 3' - 0" 1' - 1 1/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4"

Living Area - A 1/2" = 1'-0"

2

Living Area - B 1/2" = 1'-0"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Consultant Address Address Address Phone

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Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Doors - Hallway 3/4" = 1'-0"

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2

3 Bedroom - C

2B

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

1 Bedroom - A

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 2 9' - 9"

athroom - B

athroom - D

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

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A603

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

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7' - 8 3/4"

3' - 5 1/2"

0' - 5 1/2" 1' - 11 3/4"

0' - 4 1/2"

2' - 9 1/2"

2' - 9 1/2"

3' - 11"

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iving Area - C

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Date itchen Island -

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DOOR 3

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1L

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DOOR 2

D

iving Area - C

2 Living Area - B

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DOOR 1

Level 2 9' - 9"

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Owner

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Level 1 1' - 7 3/4"

3/4" PLYWOOD

0' - 4 3/4" 1' - 0"

2' - 6"

Owner

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2' - 4"

2' - 0"

0' - 6"

2' - 5 3/4"

Architecture for an Aging America

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Living Area Elevations

Living Area Interior Elevation Key 3/8" = 1'-0"

A500 As indicated

Drawn By Checked By

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Interior Elevation Key Plan 1/4" = 1'-0"

1/4" = 1'-0"

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2' - 7 1/2"

0' - 5 1/2"

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Bathroom - B 3/4" = 1'-0"

2' - 4"

3' - 5 1/2"

1' - 4 1/2"

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Bedroom - A 3/4" = 1'-0"

5' - 6 3/4"

0' - 4 1/2"

2' - 0"

2' - 5 1/2"

0' - 5 1/2"

0' - 5 1/2"

6' - 10 3/4"

3' - 5 1/2"

1' - 6"

1' - 6 1/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" 1

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4"

Kitchen Island - A 1" = 1'-0"

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Kitchen Island - C 1" = 1'-0"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

0' - 5 1/2"

5' - 6"

3' - 5 1/2"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

7' - 9 3/4"

Date

5' - 2" 3' - 0"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Bedroom - B 3/4" = 1'-0"

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2' - 9"

0' - 4 1/2"

5' - 0 1/2"

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Description

Date

No.

Description

Date

5' - 0 1/2"

1' - 6"

1' - 6"

3' - 6"

1' - 5 1/4"

3' - 4 3/4"

6' - 0"

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" 2

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

6' - 6" 6' - 6"

3' - 9"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

No.

0' - 5 1/2"

As indicated

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2' - 5 1/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

6' - 5 3/4"

6' - 3"

1' - 2 3/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

0' - 5 1/2"

0' - 5 1/2"

A601 Scale

0' - 5 1/2"

3' - 5 1/2"

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" 2

10' - 0"

1' - 4 1/4"

1' - 6"

1' - 6"

1' - 6"

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" 1

0' - 5 1/2"

3' - 6 1/2"

5' - 2"

3' - 6"

0' - 7 1/2"

7' - 2 1/2"

2' - 11 1/4"

1' - 5 1/4"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

2' - 11 1/4"

0' - 5 1/2"

2' - 8 1/4" 3' - 6"

0' - 4"

Checked By

0' - 6"

6' - 3 1/2"

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

5' - 7 1/2"

6' - 6"

3' - 6"

0' - 11 3/4"

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

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3' - 6 1/2"

2' - 2 3/4"

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Date

2' - 6"

Scale

Project Number

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3' - 0"

Drawn By Checked By

Typical Sliding Door Hardware Bottom 6" = 1'-0"

Date

0' - 11 1/4"

BOTTOM 2X10 FLOOR JOIST

4

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

Project Number

4/17/2016 8:24:45 PM

Date

4/17/2016 8:24:44 PM

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

Project Number Doors Plan - Hallway 1 1" = 1'-0"

4/17/2016 8:24:47 PM

1' - 7"

2' - 11 1/4"

Interior Elevation Key Plan

3' - 0"

Typical Sliding Doors

T

0' - 8 1/4" 0' - 8"

2X4 BLOCKING

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" 4

3

Bedroom - C 3/4" = 1'-0"

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4" 4

Bedroom - D 3/4" = 1'-0"

Bathroom - D 3/4" = 1'-0"

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A604 1 Kitchen Island A B

A604

Kitchen Island D

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4

A604

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Drawn By Bathroom Interior Elevation Key 1/2" = 1'-0"

Checked By

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

A602 Scale

As indicated

2B

A603

4B

Bedroom Elevations

2' - 0"

Owner

3' - 0"

2' - 6"

2' - 6"

3' - 0"

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4"

Architecture for an Aging America

Level 1 1' - 7 3/4"

1' - 6"

1' - 6"

Kitchen Island Elevations

2' - 0"

1 Bedroom - A

2

Project Number Date Drawn By Checked By

5

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

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Bedroom Interior Elevation Key 1/2" = 1'-0" Scale

As indicated

Kitchen Island - B 1" = 1'-0"

4

Kitchen Island - D 1" = 1'-0"

5

Kitchen Island Elevation Key Plan 1/4" = 1'-0"

Project Number Date Drawn By 4/17/2016 8:24:50 PM

Date

Architecture for an Aging America

3 Bedroom - C

Checked By

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

A604 Scale

As indicated

4/17/2016 8:24:51 PM

Bathroom Elevations Project Number

edroom - D

2B

3 Bathroom - C

5

Owner

Architecture for an Aging America

edroom - B

1 Bathroom - A A602

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athroom - B

Owner athroom - D

Bathroom - C 3/4" = 1'-0"

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full-scale study model A RETURN TO THE FORKLIFT We tested the viability of our construction process by building the shed we designed to sit behind the home. We constructed the shed to be part of Virginia Tech Habitat’s ‘Shack-a-Thon’ fundraiser, in which different clubs construct ‘shacks’ outside of the student center and spend the week inhabiting the shacks and raising money. Our shed was constructed out of all the same materials as the home and used many of the same construction techniques. We had been out of the full-scale building game for a few years, so this was nothing short of an learning process. Originally we decided it would be best to prefab the walls and then stand them up on-site, and after testing whether or not the roof could be prefabricated on the ground and then lifted into place via two coordinated forklifts (it could not) the process went very smoothly...until it came time to move it again. Directly following the Habitat event was our final thesis pin-up back at the architecture school. As the shed was a vital part of our thesis study, we decided to pick up the entire shed via forklift, load it on the school truck, and then drive it to the plaza of the architecture school. I was driving the forklift to the plaza with the truck and shed behind me, and the shed’s roof got stuck in a tree (see right), the branch broke off and shattered the windshield of the car behind the truck. We made it to the plaza shortly after with only a few more minor tree casualties. Building the shed as a full-scale study model was invaluable for us in proving that our construction process could work and in understanding difficulties that might arise during the construction of the larger home.

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the gallery ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA VIRGINIA TECH OFFICE OF PLANNING AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS 1 WEEK DESIGN PROPOSAL CLIENT: DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS PROJECT STATUS: BUDGETING, RENOVATION SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2017

The project consisted of developing a unifying scheme for the renovation of the Gallery, historically a church that was re-purposed as housing for Virginia Tech students. The focus of the project was on the central atrium space and a vacant apartment. It was the project goal to make these spaces more useful and welcoming for students to use communally.

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This project was assigned to me as part of my architectural internship for Virginia Tech. With a week-long time frame to complete the scheme for a committee meeting, I modeled the Gallery in Revit from photographs and a precomputer age plan, designed a proposal, and completed renderings and plans for the client presentation.


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the atrium DESIGNING FUNCTION For the project, the client asked for a scheme that would allow for maximum effect through minimal means. Through an improved layout, new furniture, re-purposing of unused space, and a fresh coat of paint, the Gallery proved to come into a fresh, new life and an improved functionality. In the Atrium, the space is laid out in three zones: a lounge softened with furniture, a rug, and task lighting; an elongated work space for students to work on their projects; and a cozy reading area tucked beneath the lower ceiling with task lighting. Light wood tones, fresh paint and a modern color palette brighten the space and resonate with the student population living in an urban area. -

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the lounge MINIMAL MEANS, MAXIMUM EFFECT https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5yn5VD16AMgdC1GWC1ieHBLeHc

The design scheme continues into a space that is currently a vacant apartment in the Gallery. The renovation of the apartment would aim to create a space that the students could use communally to socialize, relax, and study. Entering near the kitchen, the room opens up into a small lounge space with seating for watching television and a bar to socialize around cooking activities. The bedrooms serve as formal work spaces equipped with wall-mounted marker boards and screens. 11/6/2016

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In keeping with the client’s wishes, the lounge space is made possible by maximizing the potential of the existing space. Fresh paint, new carpet, furniture, and lighting fixtures revitalize the apartment and define purpose to increase functionality.

Proposed

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graduate thesis preliminary studies BLACKSBURG, VA GRADUATE THESIS, VIRGINIA TECH, M.ARCH.1

A residence hall is a temporary home. Yet, it can be the most impactful campus environment on a student’s education and life. From lifelong friendships to retention rates, residence halls affect students as many experience their first opportunity to express their individuality and personal responsibility. No study can conclusively determine that one residence hall type is better than another. Rather, it is a hall’s overall gestalt that determines student satisfaction and a positive perception of community. The question of my thesis explores how residence hall architecture can anticipate its role as an inspiring distraction to the individual that provokes interaction, engagement,

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and community as a building type that is not quite transient and not quite permanent. A comprehensive study of residence halls around the world and the impact of the physical environment on students formed the basis of my preliminary work. The project is located on Virginia Tech’s campus, on a site designated to become a residence hall in the planned ‘innovation and creativity corridor’. The massing of the site focuses on the questions of porosity of the urban form, spatial arrangement (1+1=3), and visual communal connections.


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precedent studies

TRADITIONAL

SUITES

JACK AND JILL

PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY BATHROOM SEMI-PRIVATE

HOTEL

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APARTMENTS


BAKER HOUSE

SIMMONS HALL

PEABODY TERRACE

ERDMAN HALL

HEREFORD COLLEGE

KIM + TRITTON

THE LAWN

STATE STREET VILLAGE

RENEE GRANVILLE

RESIDENTIAL VILLAGE

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

CASA DELL’

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SEMI-PRIVATE

CAPPUCINI

TIETGENKOLLEGIET

CAMPUS KOLLEGIET

FLOREY

CRIPPS

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urban porosity RESIDENCE HALL ARCHITECTURE The urban form maintains a porosity in form, allowing for transitions, visual connections, spontaneous interactions, and layers of spatial arrangements. By incorporating the idea of urban porosity into a residence hall design, the architecture aims to encourage engagement with the students within the building and transitioning beyond the site. The study is based on the idea of 1+1=3, where two elements arrange spatially to form three components. Layering and transitioning these arrangements achieve a rich spatial depth and allow for moments of porosity to organize the elements within a secondary structure. The chosen site for the project is on Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, VA. The site forms a unique transition between the urban sector of the town and the spacious campus. Existing pedestrian paths splice the building into five masses, forming an urban street along the core. On the upper floors, student rooms wrap the exterior of the five buildings and bridge across the main urban street and secondary paths that perforate the ground floor.

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