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JULIE HOLDER

architecture + design portfolio

m. arch applicant 2013

myUH ID: 1162071


JULIE HOLDER THE PLAZA MEDIEVAL REVIVAL PLAY BY PLAY

curriculum vitae

mixed-use development

performing arts center

theater design


CAMPUS CHOICE FITNESS.LAB INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY

student housing

recreational center

furniture design

individual interest


JULIE HOLDER curriculum vitae

3310 Louisiana St. # 2308 | Houston, TX 77006 | julierholder@live.com | 8 3 2 . 5 4 5 . 2 6 8 9

EDUCATION Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Environmental Design, December 2011 College of Architecture

Texas A&M University - Santa Chiara Center Semester Abroad, Spring 2011 Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Texas State University

Interior Design, Fall 2007-Spring 2008 College of Applied Arts

Technical Designer, Gensler, Houston, TX | 06.11.12 - present

Work in collaboration with coworkers to create construction documents and 3D models in Revit for the firm’s projects. Projects I’ve worked on include a high school renovation, semi-conductor facility, and renovation of an existing hospital into a new educational campus.

Architectural Intern, Hollenbeck Architects Houston, TX | 04.16.12 - 08.30.12 Worked part-time for Brad Hollenbeck on construction documents for high-end residential homes in Houston and it’s surrounding areas.

EXPERIENCE


Architecture GPA | 3 . 2 5 0 Overall GPA | 2 . 9 8 9

ACTIVITIES AWARDS

American Institute of Architecture Students Social and Events Committee, 2011 General Member, 2008-2011

The BIG Event

A one day volunteer event to “say thanks� to the residents of Bryan/College Station. Spring 2009 - 2010

Best Overall Site Plan

Studio: Arch. 305, Collaborative project with two studios at the University of Oklahoma Project: The Plaza at Tulsa North, Fall 2010

AIA Gingerbread Build-Off

An annual competition between architecture firms in Houston using 100% edible materials. Fall 2012

Digital:

AutoCAD, 3D Photoshop Illustrator InDesign CNC Milling Lasercutting

Manual:

Model Making Technical Hand drafting Photography

Learning:

SKILLS Revit Architecture Google SketchUP Artlantis Studio


THE PLAZA mixed-use development | 3rd year studio

The community known as “Tulsa North� in Tulsa, Oklahoma is an underserved, desolate area in need of rejuvenation. With minimal resources available in transportation, health care, and available jobs; the people of Tulsa North are unable to function properly. We were given a site that had an existing run-down strip center with a clinic already in the construction phase at the East side of the site. My partner, Becca Barenblat, and I made a design decision to leave the clinic as is in order to develop a mixed-use facility to provide a source of income in the community and give families a chance at a better quality of life.


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1. Driver’s Ed/Car Rental 2. Tutoring Center 3. Boutique 4. Sandwhich Shop 5. Smoothie Shop 6. Karate Studio 7. Bookstore/Cafe 8. Dance Studio 9. Health Food Grocer 10. Daycare Center 11. Restaurant 12. Goodwill Drop-Off 13. Goodwill Shop 14. Frozen Yogurt 15. Incubation Office 16. Neighbor For Neighbor 17. Arts and Crafts Store 18. Boutique 19. Public Gym 20. Pharmacy 21. Hotel Lobby


THE PLAZA mixed-use development | 3rd year studio


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MEDIEVAL REVIVAL performing arts center | 3rd year studio

Medieval Revival was a design challenge given during my semester abroad in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. The site is a real and commonly used area by the local Italians, who also came to our studio review for ideas of how to develop the area. I took what was already provided, the historical fortress stone wall and designed a performance art center that could be used as a theater, art gallery, and a bar at night with a outdoor piazza for social gatherings. I wanted to explore how to preserve the history and culture of this intimate Italian town with local materials and provide a modern day cultural center to introduce change.


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PLAY BY PLAY theater design | 2nd year studio

Play by Play is a design based off a well-known play, “Who’s on first?” by Abbott and Costello. I was directed to take the play and turn it into architecture. The site itself was fictional but was restricted on the West and North sides with high-traffic roadways, to the East was an existing building, and to the South was a body of water. The comedy act “Who’s on first” is unique in the fact that the doalogue is constantly revolving while never coming to a point. As my process unfolds, you will see the dialogue and program wrapping around each other finally composing the structure for the skin of the roof.


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CAMPUS CHOICE student housing | 4th year studio

Campus choice is a mixed-use building, designed to sit on the edge of Texas A&M’s campus in a highly congested area of town. The site itself has very specific parameters with an entrance to an existing campus parking garage incorporated into the design and surrounded by three busy streets. I wanted to maximize as much of the site as possible, so the triangular form rising up twelve stories in the air gave the most amount of space without over stepping my boundaries. The first two floors are retail and commercial space with the towers becoming one bedroom and two bedroom student apartments.


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CAMPUS CHOICE student housing | 4th year studio

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One Bedroom Layout Levels 3,6,9,12

Two Bedroom Level Levels 4-5, 7-8, 10-11

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CAMPUS CHOICE student housing | 4th year studio

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FITNESS.LAB recreational center | 4th year integrated studio

Fitness.lab is a recreational center designed to fill an entire block in downtown Bryan, Texas. The site itself serves as the South entrance into the highly active and cultural historic downtown. My partner, Seth Donnell, and I wanted to respond the level of the social activity and design a center that would draw in the locals. Our main design concept was to pull the running track outside of the main structure and have it supported entirely on it’s own. By doing this, we were able to learn how to design a round structure to stand as well as create a level of interest of the public. We also renovated the existing park across the street to liven the area and encourage outdoor activity.


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public level + entry -2’ 0”


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track + dry-fit level +18’ 0” roof structure + 36’ 0”


FITNESS.LAB recreational center | 4th year integrated studio

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FITNESS.LAB recreational center | 4th year integrated studio 1.Continuous handrail allowing space between track and ribbed structure 2.Steel decking in sheets of 10’x10’ 3.Air duct running along the bottom of the track, supplying air through the side voids. 4.W-Sections curving with the track allowing it to rest on the “Y-Columns”. 5.Custom “T” shaped steel connector for the skin and ribbed structure. 6. Steel ribs, 1’x1’ in dimension, placed at every column.


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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN furniture design | 1st year studio

Industrial design, by definition, is the fusion of applied art and applied science. In studio, it was to become a fusion of usable furniture and a sculptural form. The “study rest” is a hands-free alternative, designed to give your back a rest while conveniently hosting your textbook or other reading material. Ergonomic studies prove lying on your stomach, a common studying position, can cause significant pressure to the cervical vertebrae and can have lasting, painful effects. This is a healthier alternative, allowing your upper body to rest at a 45° angle comfortable with your eye-level at the height ergonomically to properly read.


PHOTOGRAPHY individual interest


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