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JUSTIN BANDA

GRADUATE PORTFOLIO 2017


CONTENTS

CURRICULUM VITAE Background 04 MORPHOSES Gowanus: From Resilience to Sustainability 06 BEACON Mathare Community Outreach School 14 FLUX Chi-Design Competition Entry 20 HIVE Elgin Tower Revitalization Project 22 CONNECT Non-Denominational Relocation Project 28 BIOSHELL Eli Whitney Elementary School Expansion 34 SENTINEL Kane County Ecological Center 38 HEX World Vision Disaster Relief Shelter 42 ILLUMINATE Installation, AIAS Fabricate 2015 46 SIMULACRA Dimensional Compositional Exercise 48 BONES Interdimensional Form Constructs 50 SKETCHBOOK From Reality to Page 52


Justin Banda Education

219.776.9267 justinjaybanda@gmail.com

justinbanda.us

364 Algona Ave Elgin, IL 60120

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE JUDSON UNIVERSITY ELGIN, IL 2016 - 2017 3.8 GPA Concentration in Sustainable Design EUROPE STUDY TOUR JUDSON UNIVERSITY ELGIN, IL 2014 4.0 GPA Two month study-abroad program BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ARCHITECTURE JUDSON UNIVERSITY ELGIN, IL 2011 - 2015 3.2 GPA SUMMER ACADEMY IN ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN AUSTIN, TX 2010 Two month intensive-immersion program

EMPLOYMENT

JUDSON UNIVERSITY ELGIN, IL Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2016 - Present Responsibilities: Worked as a TA for two undergraduate classes: junior-level Digital Tools, and freshman-level Design Studio. Assisted the Digital Tools professor with class registry and headcounts each class, and taught class on several occasions in her absence. Taught AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to students. Held informal office hours where students could ask follow-up questions and learn extra tools and tricks.

CHIPMAN DESIGN ARCHITECTURE DES PLAINES, IL Architectural Intern May 2015 - October 2016 Responsibilities: Created Revit models for the creation of construction documents and technical drawings and worked within a Revit worksharing network. Corrected redlined drawings and created specification sheets in both Revit and AutoCAD. Interfaced directly with clients in order to produce cost-effective design solutions. Hosted product representatives for small presentations and line updates. Performed code and zoning research for corporate clients, as well as calls to building departments and local municipalities.

ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED ARCHITECTS PALATINE, IL Marketing Intern December 2014 - March 2015 Responsibilities: Assisted the ALA with Young Architect (YA) initiatives and helped compile a database of contacts within the emerging professional community. I designed and created marketing materials, posters, and email blasts for members. I also created and managed the YA Facebook page and suggested technical improvements for the ALA website.

DH2W, Inc. MICHIGAN CITY, IN Architectural Intern May 2013 - August 2013 Responsibilities: Converted drafting files from DataCAD to AutoCAD and SketchUp, created basic plans, elevations, and sections. Created renderings in Podium. Assisted with site visits and measuring trips, and assisted in client meetings and served as reference for code citations.

SOFTWARE

Proficient in: Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Lightroom Some: 3DS Max, Rhino, Grasshopper, After Effects 04


AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS JUDSON AIAS ELGIN, IL 2016 - 2017 Graduate Representative

INVOLVEMENT

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS JUDSON AIAS ELGIN, IL 2013 -2015 Director of Communications ACADEMIC CHARTER AWARD CONGRESS FOR NEW URBANISM-IL December 2016

AWARDS

Each year, CNU-IL awards projects and people that best fulfill and advocate the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support neighborhood diversity in use and population, and designed communities made for pedestrians and public transit.

CHAIR’S PROFESSIONAL PROMISE AWARD JUDSON UNIVERSITY SoADA May 2015 The Judson University School of Art, Design, and Architecture faculty nominate best-in-class students annually with recognition prior to graduation. The department chair confers 19 different awards and recognitions including the undergraduate professional promise award, bestowed upon the student whom the chair feels best exemplifies professional preparedness.

AIA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE GRADUATE AIA ILLINOIS August 2014 The biennial AIA Illinois Leadership Institute is a day-long event convening emerging Leaders for a professional development event focused on empowerment training as part of a major call for civic engagement between architects and Illinois communities. Attendees are invited to attend after a nomination process.

NTMA CHARETTE AIAS FORUM December 2013 Participated in and won a design charrette held by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association at AIAS FORUM in Chicago, IL. Team included Justin Banda, Josh Tindall, and Lan C. Lee.

ENDORSEMENTS

SKILLS

KEELAN KAISER JUDSON UNIVERSITY Graduate Advisor/Professor

Public Speaking

kkaiser@judsonu.edu 847-628-1011

Pecha Kucha

JAY MIRANDA CHIPMAN DESIGN ARCHITECTURE Principal

Infographics ∙ Layout Graphic Design

jmiranda@chipman-design.com 847-298-6900

IAN HOFFMAN JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Undergraduate Advisor/Mentor

Digital Rendering

ihoffman@jhu.edu 224-717-0757

Hand Rendering

JOEL KERNER ADRIAN SMITH + GORDON GILL Graduate Technical Instructor

Watercoloring

joelkerner@gmail.com

Model Making

STACIE BURTELSON JUDSON UNIVERSITY Teaching Assistant Supervisor/Professor sburtelson@judsonu.edu 847-628-1022

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MORPHOSES

GOWANUS FROM RESILIENCE TO SUSTAINABILITY FALL 2016 ∙ ADVANCED URBANISM STUDIO ∙ DR CHRISTOPHER MILLER, Ph.D [TEAM PROJECT: COMMERCIAL TRANSIT DISTRICT DESIGNER; RENDERER]

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Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, which was established surrounding a 1.8 mile long canal which gave the area its name and empties into New York Harbor.

A large portion of Gowanus exists within the IBZ, the Industrial Business Zone. Set up in 2006 in 16 NYC neighborhoods, the IBZ was established to protect manufacturing and industrial jobs citywide.

The Canal was used in the 20th century as an industrial transportation route and dumping ground, creating an ecological disaster that remains one of the U.S.’s most severely contaminated body of water. In 2010, the EPA declared the Canal a superfund site, and cleanup began just this past September. The community is concerned that developers will purchase decontaminated waterfront property to gentrify industrial areas for residential use.

In 2013 the Gowanus community came together to form an organization called Bridging Gowanus, which outlined six community priorities for the neighborhood’s future, that eventually became the groundwork for our urban response in three areas: the residential narrative, the transit-oriented development narrative, and the IBZ narrative. Our team approached the canal itself as the primary feature, turning most of our developments to face the water.

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1.4 Subway Subway Lines Lines to Site to Gowanus

1.5 Industrial Industrial Business Zone Business Zone

1.6 Composite Map

Existing Current Zoning Zoning manufacturing Manufacturing Zoning zoning residential Residential Zoning zoning

1.1 Global Connections

downtown Downtown Zoning zoning

REGIONAL ANALYSIS

PREVIOUS PAGE A view of the new 9th / Smith MTA station at the end of the canal TOP Gowanus is located in western Brooklyn, about forty minutes southeast of Manhattan. RIGHT The proposed master plan highlights the canal as a feature, turning the morphology to face the water.

Noted on the graphic above is the project area, which includes the extents of Gowanus and a small portion of Red Hook in the southwest. Note that the existing lots bordering the Canal were rezoned in the 1940s and 50s to break the residential fabric to make way for indsutry. After the industry’s exodus, the contaminated canal was left behind, creating vast swaths of non- or underutilized lots.

while adhering to strict type definitions. New York’s current employment of use-based zoning has resulted in the heavily-segregated building types you can see above. A negative byproduct of use-based zoning is that it unnaturally mandates lots into specific types without consideration for the urban fabric.

On the right, we implemented a form-based code, The guiding element to our mature plan was to embrace restoring the torn urban fabric and creating a the newly-cleaned canal by placing a series of nodes comprehensive, sustainable walking path centered of public spaces and buildings, strung along the Canal around six nodes along the canal. We attempted in a continuous path. We employed a new form-based to incorporate all six of Bridging Gowanus’s goals code, based on existing building types in Gowanus and throughout the plan, incorporating a beautiful riverwalk neighboring areas, to guide development and infill that jumps the canal in several locations. 08


Head of Canal Head of Canal

Market Market Center Center

Arts District Arts District

Industrial Industrial District District North North

Transit TransitOriented Oriented Development Development

Commercial Commercial Transit Transit District District

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MAKING PLACE: Shaping The Public Space

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REGULATING PLAN

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OPEN FLOOR PLAN

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T6 Urban Center T6 Urban Center or T.O.D. T.O.D. UNION ST. Union Street

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CARROLL ST. Carroll Street

MIXED USE

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T5 Main Street T5 Main St. and Neighborhood St. Neighborhood Street

ROW HOME

3RD ST.

TENAMENT/ LIVE WORK

MID RISE

2.4 Flex

Flex 9TH 9th Street

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Civic/Institutional Feature Buildings

Civic/Institutional Buildings Special District: College Campus Special District: College Campus

Special District: Special District Industrial Zone Industrial Zone

TRANSECT TYPES

HIGH RISE 2.6 Building Types BUILDING TYPES

Waterfront 6.2 Waterfront Park Park Or Green Space Green Space Waterfront 6.5 Waterfront Plaza Plaza Or Square Square

6.3 Covered Covered Promenade Promenade

Esplanade

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6.1 Public Space Types

CANAL CONNECTIONS: Public Space Types

Curbless Street

6.4 Curbless Street

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Pioneer Plan

Existing Population Density

Intermediate Plan

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Mature Plan

Proposed Population Density


Head of Canal Head ofHouse canal Historic Pump Features: Community Center and • Historic Pump House Redeveloped Public Park • Community CeremonialCenter Plazaand Redeveloped Public Park Interactive Water Feature 4.1

• Ceremonial Plaza and Interactive Water Features

Market Center Market Center Neighborhood Market Features: Dense•Mixed-Use Development Neighborhood Market Residential Condos Along Canal • Dense Mixed Use Development 4.2

• Residential Along the Canal

4.3 Arts District Arts District Historic Renovated “Batcave” Features: Artist Lofts and Educational Facilities • The historic “Batcave” Basin Re-opened Flood-Preventing

• Artist Lofts and Education Facilities • Recently Opened Canal Basin

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5.1Industrial District North Industrial Multi-Purpose Park District and Pavilion North Revitalized Industrial District New Home forFeatures: Gowanus Conservancy

• Multi Purpose Park with Pavilion • Revitalized Industrial District • New Home for the Gowanus concervancy

5.2 Transit-Oriented Development Transit Oriented Inclusionary Housing Development (Varying Density) Features: Education Center featuring Library, • Inclusionary Housing of Various Densities Music, and Elementary School • Education Center with Library, Curbless Street

Music, and Elementary School • Curbless Street

5.3 Commercial Transit District Commercial Redeveloped Transit Station Transit District Commercial Transit Retail Center * Transit Station High-Density Mixed-Use Housing * Commercial Transit Center Satellite MetroTech Campus

* High Density Mixed Use * Satilite Tech Campus

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BEACON

MATHARE COMMUNITY OUTREACH SCHOOL SUMMER 2016 ∙ GRADUATE OUTREACH STUDIO ∙ PROFESSOR KEELAN KAISER [TEAM PROJECT; LEAD DESIGN; RENDERING; CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS]

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The Mathare Valley is a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, capital city of Kenya on the African continent. It is also one of the most densely-packed placed locations on planet earth. Home to over 800,000 residents packed into less than 1 square kilometer, the Mathare Valley is divided into six sub-regions; slums where the rule of law holds no sway and an estimated 1 in 3 adults is HIVpositive.

their meager means. Our task as designers was to design a net-zero school that could function off the grid, and could accommodate two elementary education tracks. Our building aims to be both protective and proactive, and in doing so become a beacon of hope in the desperate Mathare Valley. Our goal was to create a secure space that put the computer lab and library elements out of the reach and visibility of passers-by for security reasons; offer students unprecedented views of the Mathare Valley and of Nairobi proper; and lastly, to create a sense of openness from inside while carefully guarding the internals of the building from outside.

Without public infrastructure basics like running water, roads, or electricity, life in the slums is bleak. Mathare Community Outreach is an organization trying to pull as many children off the streets and into a regular school cycle as it can manage, and they have already outgrown

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The structure of our building is fairly simple: cast-inplace concrete slabs rest on top of 18”x22” concrete beams, and 12”x12” columns reinforced with rebar. Local quarried stone in 200mm and 400m dimensions in lls the spaces between the columns. The stair core is exposed to the elements on both sides of the building, and is made of steel. Wooden louvers block sightlines to the stair from the exterior, although these are not structure. The roof is supported by 2x wooden beams set 4’ apart from each other, and is made of clay tiles. The roof supports the weight of the clay tiles, as well as solar photovoltaics.

the thickness of the exterior wall (400mm vs 200mm). The exterior wall acts as a light and wind buffer, while the interior functions as a calculated release of light and air pressure. The large, colorful viewing windows telescope light into the rooms in which they appear, and the metal ashing draws heat, which increases pressure inside the rooms, assisting with natural ventilation.

The east walls are designed to absorb direct sunlight with a porous face, and then allow the heat to dissipate inside the gap between walls. This keeps the classroom The inside wall is made of a local quarried stone at twice interior cool and diffusely daylit at all times of the year. 16


ABOVE The proposed BEACON building would be one of the tallest buildings in the Mathare slum, when complete. BELOW The design process emphasized security at the ground level and openness for ventilation higher up.

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STAGING 19 664 SF

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BABYCLASS 24 314 SF

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To capture the maximum amount of wind, our mass forms a wall on the west side that forces the wind into either the courtyard or chases. The east and north walls are heavily porous, and allow maximum ventilation through the classrooms into the courtyard. 2 01

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neighboring building, forms a perfect reflective surface for diffused light.

LEVEL 001 1/8" = 1'-0"

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The courtyard and stair cores are wide-open, while interior walls are shaded using an advanced dual-wall system. This allows light to scatter once inside, and for high-quality interior light while still providing security.

The west wall, sandwiched between chases and a

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ABOVE The classrooms are well-lit, thanks to an innovative double-wall design, high ceilings, and large windows. BELOW The open-air multi-level courtyard maximizes daylight and natural ventilation.

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FLUX

CHI-DESIGN CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION COMPETITION FALL 2015 ∙ CHIPMAN DESIGN ARCHITECTURE ∙ TEAM LEAD DIANE KONECKY [TEAM PROJECT; LEAD DESIGNER]

In August of 2015 the Chicago Architecture Foundation released a call for entries for the design of a new midrise tower in the south loop of downtown Chicago. The new tower’s program included new offices for the CAF, as well as a new magnet school specializing in STEM education. Other program requirements included gallery space and a room from which to view the CAF’s famous 3D-printed model of the city of Chicago.

The Flux tower is designed as a blooming gem for the city, inspired by the traditional Chinese finger-trap toy, meant to evoke the imagery of motion. The word “Flux” is defined as “The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.” The tower twists upward, blossoming from an oval flared base to a larger oval that expands the square footage, before closing in an elegant circle that results in a rooftop winter garden and event space.

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HIVE

ELGIN TOWER REVITALIZATION PROJECT SPRING 2015 ∙ SENIOR DESIGN STUDIO ∙ PROFESSOR SEAN GALLAGHER [INDIVIDUAL PROJECT]

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The Elgin Tower Building, currently the icon of the city in both literal and metaphorical senses, was originally constructed to house a bank and several offices. Since it opened it’s doors in 1930, the Elgin Tower has seen dozens of tenants filter in and out, most rarely staying for longer than a few years. Currently, the Elgin Tower is completely blocked o from the rest of the city by a chain- link fence and warning signs; it has sat vacant for the past two years, undergoing a seemingly endless cycle of construction and repair. Unfortunately, the Elgin Tower never quite reached the heights it was intended to inspire.

level retail, a fitness center, leasable office spaces, and residential units of varying sizes.

For my interpretation of the project parameters, I explored various precedents both in biology and in postmodern architecture. In particular, what struck me the most about the project was to explore the image of the city as a hive of activity: people living, working, and playing at various levels of the tower in a cohesive addition to a relatively inactive existing condition. My goal was to restore a sense of urgency and pride in Elgin’s residents by offering a cultural landmark for the future while acknowledging To that end, and to restore to Elgin a piece of her history, the towers Elgin has lost. To that end, I believe the HIVE the Judson University ARC452 studio bypass. has set TOWER is a battery in a static landscape, a solution to about exploring various options to return the site of a problem Elgin has forgotten it has. HIVE is a line in the the Elgin Tower Building into an economic, cultural, and sand between the past and the future, linking the two residential powerhouse, with programming elements towers across time in a dramatic attempt to re-envision such as a small theater, a conference center, street- the city of Elgin and all it could become.

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AIA Illinois Office 2547 SF

Mechanical 2429 SF

Fitness Center 3725 SF

LEFT The conceptual process I went through in Rhino to envision the tower’s unique fluctuating hexagonal shape. ABOVE The first two stories feature a state-of-the-art retail center, while upper levels have smaller footprints. BELOW (L) The residential floors are protected from direct light by the hexagrid structure’s aluminum screens. BELOW (R) An early 3D printed model of the tower I made about midway through the design process.

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ABOVE The HIVE was designed to be seen from miles away, like a lighthouse at night. BELOW A detailed look at the unique hexagrid structure via section cut.

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ABOVE The tower’s apartments are each unique, but feature incredible views of northwest Illinois. BELOW (L) A diagram showing every single floorplate used in the tower. BELOW (M) An example of the planned HVAC system, from the tower’s core to individual apartments.

LEVEL 38 - ROOF - 520’ LEVEL 37 - WINTER GARDEN - 504’ LEVEL 36 - RESIDENTIAL - 490’ LEVEL 35 - RESIDENTIAL - 476’ LEVEL 34 - RESIDENTIAL - 462’ LEVEL 33 - RESIDENTIAL - 448’ LEVEL 32 - RESIDENTIAL - 434’ LEVEL 31 - RESIDENTIAL - 420’ LEVEL 30 - RESIDENTIAL - 406’ LEVEL 29 - RESIDENTIAL - 392’ LEVEL 28 - RESIDENTIAL - 378’ LEVEL 27 - RESIDENTIAL - 364’ LEVEL 26 - RESIDENTIAL - 350’ LEVEL 25 - RESIDENTIAL - 366’ LEVEL 24 - RESIDENTIAL - 322’ LEVEL 23 - RESIDENTIAL - 208’ LEVEL 22 - RESIDENTIAL - 294’ LEVEL 21 - RESIDENTIAL - 280’ LEVEL 20 - RESIDENTIAL - 266’ LEVEL 19 - RESIDENTIAL - 252’ LEVEL 18 - RESIDENTIAL - 238’ LEVEL 17 - RESIDENTIAL - 224’ LEVEL 16 - RESIDENTIAL - 210’ LEVEL 15 - RESIDENTIAL - 196’ LEVEL 13 - OFFICE - 168’ LEVEL 12 - OFFICE - 154’ LEVEL 11 - OFFICE - 140’ LEVEL 10 - OFFICE - 126’ LEVEL 09 - OFFICE - 112’ LEVEL 08 - OFFICE - 98’ LEVEL 07 - OFFICE - 84’ LEVEL 06 - OFFICE - 70’

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LEVEL 05 - OFFICE - 56’ LEVEL 04 - OFFICE - 42’ LEVEL 03 - OFFICE - 28’ LEVEL 02 - CONFERENCE + DINING - 14’ LEVEL 01 - RETAIL + DINING + THEATER - 0’


CONNECT

NON-DENOMINATIONAL RELOCATION PROJECT FALL 2014 ∙ SENIOR PROGRAMMING STUDIO ∙ PROFESSOR TOM JAEGER [INDIVIDUAL PROJECT]

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The CONNECT Church is designed to be a haven of community between man and God, man and man, and man and the outsider. Based on early conceptual studies of the Hebrew Tabernacle, this center for liturgical worship was designed to enhance community by inclusion and drawing the outsider into a circle while maintaining the divine sovereign nature of the sanctuary as a holy place, set apart for liturgical activities and sanctified to mankind. Thus, the goal was to give prominence to the sanctuary itself while binding the community into itself in communion between God and man.

movement. The dark star condenses into the center which in turn unfolds as a light star. This may be compared to breathing: it is as if earth and people were being breathed in and out from the center. The completed figure is the structural image of the inhabited earth: it renders people and land in the form of the spoked wheel.”

The stated goal of this project was to provide a new home for a Chicago-based church body that has outgrown it’s building in the city and is looking to expand into the Illinois northwest suburbs. The church building I’ve designed is located in Hoffman Estates, The primary inspiration for the circular design comes about ten minutes from Schaumburg and forty-five from the text of an early 20th century book by Rudolph minutes from Chicago proper. Schwartz, translated into English by the renowned German-American architect Mies van der Rohe. The project parameters were to provide two designs: Schwartz hypothesized that in ecclesiastical design, one for an initial phase, and one for a mature phase. the community should gather not in a linear orthagonal Though most of the design work focused on the initial space, but in a ring, which he called “the divine form.” phase, the intent was to provide a building that could be easily expanded onto without a much greater cost. Schwartz writes: “Ring, center, and star are interrelated, the one grows out of the other. The circling movement This is CONNECT, the spiritual made architectural, the produces the motionless pole, the pole the circling community expressed in given form.

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The centerpiece of the building, around which all the other parts orbit, is the sanctuary, a massive, singlestory space for worship, built of cast-in-place concrete, glulam timbers, and sound-absorbent fabric. The seating arrangement revolves around the stage, and can accommodate 200, with a separate chapel built in the rear that can hold another 40 congregants or visitors. A series of classrooms dialed around the side adds to the

number for a total of 1700 SF. The phasing plan breaks down a temporary wall in the southeast corner of the sanctuary to bring in an additional hundred seats in the mature phase, while a gym and additional classrooms are added to the southwest quadrant. Additional office and recreational spaces are added to the square footage as well.

CIRCULATION PRIVATE SPACES COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL WORSHIP

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OPPOSITE The building’s orientation allows for plenty of diffused interior light in the sanctuary during daylight. ABOVE At night, the interior of the santuary is lit by a starlight-like array of powerful warm-colored bulbs. BELOW Four elevations from the cardinal directions, showcasing the building’s unique spiraling footprint.

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REINFORCING BAR

PRECAST CONCRETE FORM

AIR + WATER BARRIER TEXTURED CEILING SYNTHETIC STUCCO RENDERING

STEEL STUD

STEEL REINFORCING MESH

CONCRETE CORE INSULATION FLASHING GYPSUM BOARD INTERIOR LINING

STORMDRAIN

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The sanctuary incorporates multiple acoustical and The southwest and southeast walls both allow diffused passive environmental tactics. sunlight into the space through refraction and deflection. Stationary louvers both shield from direct Because pure forms, such as circles, are more suscepti- sunlight, while also bouncing the light back against the ble to abnormal sound de- fects such as focusing and louver behind it, to finally send the diffused light into echoing, the outer walls feature small acoustical ridges: the sanctuary space. simple hemispherical fabric ridges on the walls to diffuse the sound better. This creates a high-quality space for sound and light.

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BIOSHELL

ELI WHITNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EXPANSION SPRING 2014 ∙ JUNIOR SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO ∙ PROFESSOR ROBIN RANDALL [INDIVIDUAL PROJECT]

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The BIOSHELL expansion to the Eli Whitney Elementary School is a bridge between the Little Village neighborhood in inner-city Chicago and the undersized existing school.

This project was designed as a response to the 2014 Living Building Challenge, which encourages participants to design a completely net-zero building that contributes to the energy grid, rather than competing for resources.

The expansion provides an additional 17 classrooms at We adhered to rigorous program requirements in this 900 square feet each; a new art studio; a science lab; a expansion, adding no more than 25,000 square feet 2000 square foot cafeteria; and a three-story library. while adding six new classrooms, a multipurpose space, and usable outdoor space. We estimated spending The centerpiece of this living building is the courtyard, approximately $480 per square foot, fitting cleanly into which acts like an artificial canyon and absorbs the Chicago Public Schools average budget of $12 million direct sun, water, and wind in order to repurpose per school, per year. The other major requirement was contribute to net zero waste, water, and energy, all of to meet all twenty imperatives of the Living Building which combine for a true school of the 21st century. Challenge while promoting environmental awareness.

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TRANSIT

SERVICE

COMMUNITY

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LIBRARY

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ECOSPACE

OPPOSITE An exploded axon showing the full extent of our expansion; three possible classroom layouts. ABOVE The three floor plans and roof plan, demonstrating the sawtooth pattern used for maximum daylight. BELOW Two perspective views of the roof and library; the physical model with and without the shell feature.

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SENTINEL

KANE COUNTY ECOLOGICAL CENTER FALL 2013 ∙ JUNIOR SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO ∙ PROFESSOR IAN HOFFMAN [INDIVIDUAL PROJECT]

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The SENTINEL Riverkeeper project was designed to maximize sustainability awareness in downtown St. Charles, Illinois. The building functionsw as an ecological haven, a research center, an art gallery, and a community center. Encouraging sustainability awareness for the betterment of the community was the major priority.

a system of louvers and man-made dams that were designed in the 1970s to raise or lower the water level based on needs.

The SENTINEL was designed to be a 21st century response to the Fox River Valley and Kane County’s poor understanding and management of the Fox River. Part-ecological center, part-laboratory, and part-public The Fox River has historically been prone to flooding gallery, the SENTINEL is a riverkeeper that was designed due to poor water management. The existing system to become a new base of operations for Kane County for water retention and overflow is essentially just to observe and study the river from.

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TOP A series of heat-gain studies performed in Autodesk Vasari to determine the feasibility of the orientation. ABOVE A series of wind-flow studies performed in Autodesk Vasari to determine wind effects on placement. BELOW The site plan indicates the riverkeeper’s placement along the Fox River in downtown St. Charles.

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BOARDWALK + DOCKS

BOARDWALK + DOCKS

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EXTERIOR BALCONY 03

BOATHOUSE BAY

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LIBRARY 2F CATHEDRAL CEILING

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PRESIDENT’S OFFICE MECHANICAL MANAGER

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CAFE FOX

ENTRY PAVILION

VERTICAL GALLERY

BIKE CLOSET

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FILE ROOM

LABORATORY 02 WORDS

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The SENTINEL is broken into two stories and one publicly-accessible roof for galas and events. The first floor was designed for public vistors and interaction with the river itself, and hosts a series of docks for Kane County to use for wildlife studies. The rest of the first level is dedicated to ecological awareness, and features a public gallery, an ecological library, and observation decks.

The second level is dedicated to private research of the river, and features several laboratories and offices for wildlife officials and researchers, as well as a private observatory. The roof level features event space for warmer months, while in the winter it transforms into outdoor storage for boats and other outdoor equipment.

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HEX

WORLD VISION DISASTER RELIEF SHELTER SPRING 2013 ∙ SOPHOMORE OUTREACH STUDIO ∙ PROFESSOR STACIE BURTELSON [TEAM PROJECT: GRAPHICS AND BUILD DESIGN]

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The HEX shelter was the Judson University sophomore big disaster, World Vision opened a competition up to architecture studio’s entry for the 2013 World Vision architecture schools, attempting to find a design that disaster relief competition, hosted in Siloam Springs, could be easily manufactured and deployed. AK by John Brown University. The entire sophomore architecture studio worked The setting for the hypothesized shelter is Jakarta, together over the course of the semester to design Indonesia, following the events of the 2004 tsunami the most weather-resistant, cheapest, and easilythat left 230,000 dead and 500,000 displaced or constructable shelter, through a series of individual and otherwise in need of shelter. In preparation for the next team-based charettes that refined a singular core idea.

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ABOVE A series of photos showing the design and construction of the physical full-scale model that we packaged and took to the World Vision competition at John Brown University in Arkansas. Photos show the size of the module, as well as the capability to withstand gale-force winds at the hands of the Bad Wolf fan. MIDDLE Two axonometric views demonstrating a single module and a double module. A diagram showing a community layout using only double modules, and a single-family conlgomeration. BOTTOM Two perspectives showing the interior of a double-unit, and the custom four-way joint we designed.

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We designed a modular hexagonal tent-like structure, using basic PVC parts for the skeleton and customwelded steel for the joints. Other materials used included a military-grade canvas for the tent fabric, army cord to bind the canvas to the skeleton, and cheap, rollable bamboo slats for window shades.

number of modules, either to satisfy cultural or family requirements or to form makeshift villages. We discovered during live testing with a Bad Wolf fan that the dual-strength tensile- and compression-design added additional strength against racking, and when two modules are used together, the structure can withstand gale-force winds, meeting all design requirements in a way that was culturally-driven.

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ILLUMINATE

ADAPTABLE LIGHT INSTALLATION SPRING 2015 ∙ AIAS MIDWEST QUAD “FABRICATE” ∙ INSTRUCTOR BRIAN WAGNER [TEAM PROJECT: LIGHT PROGRAMMING, ASSEMBLY]

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ILLUMINATE is a full-size light installation that was put installation, then turned our attention toward putting on display at the AIAS Midwest Quad “Fabricate” at the our newfound skills to use. University of Kentucky-Lexington in April of 2015. With limited materials and even shorter time, we raced Fabricate featured architecture students from all across to build a housing assembly using scrap wood, plastics, the midwest coming together in diverse teams to and trace paper, as well as the Arduino circuits and assemble a competition entry for a gallery exhibit that lighting we had been given. UK Lexington put on at the end of the weekend. At the end of the weekend, we had built a 6’ x 7’ The ILLUMINATE team had one day to put together installation with diffused backlighting that changed a full-scale gallery entry, after learning about Arduino color based on where it sensed viewers were standing, technology from instructor Brian Wagner. The team using a complex array of sensors and lights that we had worked intensely to learn the lighting and coding programmed, casting a colorful palette of cool blues, skills necessary to put together an adaptable light purples, and pinks across the space.

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SIMULACRA

DIMENSIONAL COMPOSITIONAL EXERCISE FALL 2016 ∙ GRADUATE RHINO STUDIO ∙ INSTRUCTOR JOEL KERNER [INDIVIDUAL PROJECT] SIMULACRA is an exercise in real-life positioning and composition. We were instructed to take a 24” x 36” mylar sheet, lay it over a sheet of bond paper the same size, and somehow create an object-focused composition that forced the two sheets to interact and have dialogue.

香 港My response examines the visual layers that make up a 香港是中国南方珠江三角洲的自治区。 中国大陆广东省毗邻北方的领土。总面 积1,106平方公里,人口超过730万各种 民族,它是世界第四最密集人口的主权 国家或领土。

composition: a mechanical object of vast scale hovers over topographical, architectural, spatial, hue, and node information, the colors on mylar and the object below. The inspiration for this composition comes from a reinterpretation of ancient Chinese dragon mythology, turning the dragon into an otherworldly mechanical object passing over a map of modern-day Hong Kong.

第一次鸦片战争(1839-42年)后,香 港成为一个英国殖民地,永远占领香港 岛,其后是1860年的九龙半岛,以及自 一九八八年起的99年新界租约。香港后 来在第二次世界大战期间被日本占领, 直到1945年英国控制恢复。在1980年 代初,英国和中国之间的谈判产生了 1984年“中英联合声明”,为1997年 香港主权转移铺平了道路,成为高度自 治的特别行政区。 在“一国两制”的原则下,香港与中国 保持独立的政治经济制度。除了军事国 防和外交事务外,香港保持独立的行 政,立法和司法权力。此外,香港在广 泛的“适当领域”直接与外国和国际组 织发展关系。 香港是世界上最重要的金融中心之一, 拥有最高的金融发展指数得分,并且一 直是世界竞争力年鉴中世界上竞争最激 烈,最自由的经济实体。其法定货币, 即港元,是世界第13大交易货币。香港 的第三产业主导经济,其特点是简单的 税收,具有竞争力的公司税,并得到国 际社会对其独立司法制度的信任,而法 治而不是法律适用于法律,合同程序。 然而,虽然香港是世界上人均收入最高 的国家,但发达经济体之间收入不平等 最为严重。 香港以其深厚的自然海港而闻名,使国 际货船及其天际线拥有非常高密度的摩 天大楼;该领土拥有世界上任何城市的第 二大高层建筑。它具有非常高的人类发 展指数排名和世界上最长的预期寿命。 超过90%的人口利用发达的公共交通。 季节性空气污染源于中国大陆相邻工业 区,这些区域采用宽松的排放标准,导 致大气颗粒物含量较高。

HONG KONG Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta in South China. The mainland Chinese province of Guangdong borders the territory to the north. With a total land area of 1,106 square kilometres and a population of over 7.3 million of various nationalities, it ranks as the world’s fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory.

After the First Opium War (1839–42), Hong Kong became a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island, followed by the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and a 99-year lease of the New Territories from 1898. Hong Kong was later occupied by Japan during the Second World War until British control resumed in 1945. In the early 1980s, negotiations between the United Kingdom and China resulted in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which paved way for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997, when it became a special administrative region with a high degree of autonomy. Under the principle of “one country, two systems”, Hong Kong maintains a separate political and economic system from China. Except in military defence and foreign affairs, Hong Kong maintains its independent executive, legislative and judiciary powers. In addition, Hong Kong develops relations directly with foreign states and international organisations in a broad range of “appropriate fields”. Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres, with the highest Financial Development Index score and consistently ranks as the world’s most competitive and most laissez-faire economic entity in the World Competitiveness Yearbook. Its legal tender, the Hong Kong dollar, is the world’s 13th most traded currency. Hong Kong’s tertiary sector dominated economy is characterised by simple taxation with a competitive level of corporate tax and supported by international confidence in its independent judiciary system where the rule of law, not rule by law, applies to legal, contractual proceedings. However, while Hong Kong has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it suffers from the most severe income inequality among developed economies. Hong Kong is renowned for its deep natural harbour, which enables ready access by international cargo ships, and its skyline, with a very high density of skyscrapers; the territory boasts the second largest number of high rises of any city in the world. It has a very high Human Development Index ranking and the world’s longest life expectancy. Over 90% of the population makes use of well-developed public transportation. Seasonal air pollution with origins from neighbouring industrial areas of Mainland China, which adopts loose emissions standards, has resulted in a high level of atmospheric particulates.

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BONES

INTERDIMENSIONAL FORM CONSTRUCTS FALL 2016 ∙ GRADUATE RHINO STUDIO ∙ INSTRUCTOR JOEL KERNER [INDIVIDUAL PROJECT]

BONES is a visual study of the process of creation, from a single stroke or shape into fully-realized three-dimensional construct. The process I used to explore form-making was relatively simple: using a random shape-generating program called Alchemy, I constructed single-stroke shapes (top, on the following page).

I took those same shapes into Illustrator, simplified them and reduced them to their basic elements, and lastly brought them into Rhino, where I extruded points built from the shapes, and three-dimensionalized them as splines. The resulting three-dimensional shapes flow and billow, a far cry from their jagged, almostaccidental beginnings as a single stroke.

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SKETCHBOOK FROM REALITY TO PAGE 2011 - 2017 ∙ VARIOUS

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An architect’s sketchbook is one of his most valued possessions. I have maintained sketchbooks actively, almost since I first started out in architecture school, but I’ve filled the most sketchbooks through travel sketching and field watercoloring, two of my favorite pasttimes. This is a small selection of my more recent sketches, as well as some longer-form studio watercolors I’ve completed.

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Justin Banda Graduate Architecture Portfolio