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Studio Selections

2015-2017

A RC H ITECT U R E U ND E RG R AD UAT E PORTFOLIO

Kaleigh Stirrat Wentworth Institute of Technology


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KALEIGH STIRRAT RESUME Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA

(781) 854 - 6842 StirratK@wit.edu

E DUCATION WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY | BOSTON, MA

Bachelors of Science in Architecture + Emerging Technology Concentration / 2019 GPA: 3.59/4.0

Dean’s List Recipient (2015, 2016, 2017)

Merit Scholarship Recipient (2015-2018)

ESSEX TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL | HATHORNE, MA

Diploma + Agricultural Certificate in Greenhouse Management + Floral Design / 2015 GPA: 3.71/4.0

High Honors (2015)

Honors (2011-2014)

E XPE RIE NC E DIMELLA SHAFFER | BOSTON, MA

Architectural Intern / January 2017 - April 2017, December 2017 Utilized Revit to prepare Construction Documents

Exercised Presentation Skills with InDesign presentation on student culture Utilized SketchUP to create site context, later to be imported into Revit Practiced Conceptual Design in space studies for offices through sketches and Revit Designed Schematic Layout for a new office floor at Berklee College of Music Collected Post Construction measurements at a building to record accurate data with a Disto Logged IEQ Material in Excel for LEED Credit Performed Daylight Studies for LEED Credit

T EC HNICAL SKILLS Revit AutoCAD SketchUP Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Rhino 3D V-Ray Microsoft Bluebeam Hand Drawing

Organized + Maintained daily office

FLOWER HOUSE | MARBLEHEAD, MA

Assistant Designer + Sales Associate / June 2015 - August 2015 Developed Design Techniques for floral arrangements in Oasis Foam and vases Groomed and Maintained house plants and outdoor plants Obtained and Organized order forms for custom floral arrangements Provided Customer Service over the phone and at the front counter

AFFIL IATIO NS + ACH I E VE M E NT S AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS / 2015 - Current WIT National Chapter

SPEC Mentor 2017 -2018

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS / 2017 - Current WIT National Chapter

ESSEX TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Girl’s Lacrosse / 2011-2015 Head Captain 2015

Leadership Award 2015 Attack Player of the Year - Honorable Mention 2015

Varsity Co-Ed Competitive Cheerleader / 2011-2015 Head Captain 2015

Student Athlete Award 2015

Future Farmers of America / 2012-2015 Team Captain 2015

Team Gold - 1st Place 2015 Individual Gold - 2nd Place 2015 Individual Gold - 2nd Place 2014

P ER SONAL SKILLS Leader Communicator Organized Professional Attentive Resourceful Punctual


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CO NTE NTS 3

C H I LDR EN’S ART MUS EUM 7

LI B R A RY PRECEDENT STUDY 11

S K ETCH 17

WI NE M ERCHANT’S S HOP 23

MU SEU M P RECEDENT STUDY 29

NEW ENG LAND CONS ERVATORY 35

R ESI DENT I AL P RECEDENT STUDY 40

ECO EDUCATION CENTER 55

B ER KLEE MUS IC CENTER 69

B ER KLEE S PACE P LANNING 75

H EB R EW S ENIOR LIFE


3 | Make. Think. Hear.

SITE Newbury St @ Dartmouth St MEDIUM USED Watercolor, SketchUP, Photoshop, Illustrator


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CHILDREN’S ART MUSEUM APRI L 2 0 1 7

STUDIO 04 DESIGN PROJECT PROFESSOR TROY N. PETERS SOPHOMORE YEAR

Desc r iptio n The concept of this project is weaving. I chose this as a concept because of its distinct presence in the children’s book I was asked to select to study and dissect, The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. The idea of weaving and intersection is made physical through the facade and abstract in the programmatic relationships within. The experience is intended to move from formal to informal spaces and have interactions appropriate to each space associated with them. In this project, I also expanded my library of techniques and art medium by experimenting with use of color through watercolor painting. I worked iteratively to create a watercolor painting that was concept driven to use for my facade use.


5 | Make. Think. Hear.

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MAK E . T H IN K . H E AR. ME D IA GAL L E RY CLIENT: City of Boston Inspired by: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Intended to stimulate the senses and change how children get to experience and learn about art.


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7 | VIIPURI LIBRARY

LIBRARY PRECEDENT STUDY JU N E 2 0 1 7

STUDIO 04 PRECEDENT PROJECT PROFESSOR TROY N. PETERS SOPHOMORE YEAR

Desc r iptio n This project was developed by a team of three people. My main role in the project was detail work in the vestibule and lecture room’s undulating ceiling. This was a two week long project assigned to familiarize with libraries or museums for the previously listed project, the Children’s Art Museum. Requirements Included: A physical model at 1/4” = 1’ - 0” Lighting Diagram Circulation Diagram History of the Building Plans Sections Elevations


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SITE Vyborg, Russia MEDIUM USED Laser Cutter, Watercolor, Hand Modeling, Auto CAD, Illustrator, Photoshop


9 | VIIPURI LIBRARY

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VIIPURI L IBRARY ALVAR AALTO CLIENT: City of Viipuri Me and my team had created a beautiful scaled section model of the Viipuri Library. The analysis of this building has inspired much of my design. What I appreciated most is the subtly in design to get the natural occurrences around the site to work and function for the building’s use and need. The simplicity of design really enhanced the experience inside and out. The building’s form both contrasts and respects the surrounding landscape.


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11 | SKETCH

SITE Varies MEDIUM USED Micron Pen

SKETCH

2 0 17

HISTORY + THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE PROFESSOR ANN CATRIN SHULTZ S OPHOMORE YEAR

Desc r iptio n This series of drawings were assigned to analyze buildings in-depth. The subject matter ranges from ancient civilizations to works of modernism. Requirements Included: Minimum of three drawings per building Annotations of architectural details


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TH E E N L I GH T E N M E N T E GL I SE S A I N TE - GE N E V I E VE

ARCHITECT: Jacques-Germain Sofflot Selected for the emphasis put on drawing ornate details and shading


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T H E IRON AGE H AL L E AUX BL E S

ARCHITECT: Francois-Joseph Belanger Chosen for the variety of drawing types and unique layout


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BAU H AU S T H E BAU H AU S SC H O O L

ARCHITECT: Walter Gropius Chosen for the iconic perspectives


15 | SKETCHES

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MOD E RN IS M VIL L A S AVOY E

ARCHITECT:

Le Corbusier Chosen for the familiarity of the architect


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I N T E RN AT I O N A L STY L E LOVE L L ( H E A LTH ) H O U SE

ARCHITECT:

Richard Neutra Chosen for the style of architecture that inspires me


17 | WINERY

SITE Between Party Walls MEDIUM USED Hand Drafting, Model Making


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WINE MERCHANT SHOP M ARC H 2 0 1 6

STUDIO 02 DESIGN PROJECT PROFESSOR MARK KLOPFER FRESHMAN YEAR

Desc r iptio n This project’s intention was to introduce program and a kit of parts used for structure and aesthetics. This displays basic layout and design ideas as well as organization and hand drafting skills. Program Includes:

Wine tasting room Retail space Office Space Bathroom Mechanical Space

Requirements: Hand Drafted Drawings Model Diagrams


19 | WINERY

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W IN E RY

CLIENT: Merchant Shop Owner My focus on this design was to manipulate materials that were available. I exaggerated wine cases to make partition walls, acting as a visual barrier between spaces and adding aesthetic to spaces more focused on wine rather than back of house business. Additionally, I had drafted by hand all of the drawings.


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21 | WINERY

PARTI DIAGRAM Stacking + Spacing

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM Path of movement


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MODEL Side view

MODEL Front Elevation


23 | ISGM

MU SEUM PRECEDENT STUDY JANUA RY 2 0 1 7

STUDIO 02 PRECEDENT PROJECT PROFESSOR MARK KLOPFER FRESHMAN YEAR

Desc r iptio n This project was intended to develop fundamental drafting and analytical skills. We studied architectural details and recreated them from measurments and photos in addition to site visits.


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SITE Boston, Ma MEDIUM USED Hand Drafting, Photography (Nikon D3300)


25 | ISGM

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IS ABE L L A ST E WART GARD E N E R MUS E UM RE N ZO PIAN O

CLIENT: Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum As I analyzed this addition, I took particular interest in the more complex details. Although I could not fully understand the architectural detail at the time, it shows that I have interest in complexity and can notice and attempt to analyze the situation at hand.


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CONNECTION AXON Scaled Up To Analyze


27 | ISGM

ENTRY DIAGRAM Allowing Movement

ZONING DIAGRAM Public v Private


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STAIR SECTION DETAIL Glass + Stone Changes in Material


29 | NEC CHAMBER MUSIC HALL

SITE Huntington Ave MEDIUM USED Watercolor, Auto CAD, Illustrator, Hand Modeling


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NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY AP RI L 2 0 1 7

STUDIO 02 DESIGN PROJECT PROFESSOR MARK KLOPFER FRESHMAN YEAR

Desc r iptio n This project’s main goal was to further develop simple design skills with a bigger focus on model making. The design was to include a chamber music space for the public. It was set on the New England Conservatory’s currently existing library. Our assignment mainly focused on the use of structure, programming, and public/private space. Program Includes:

Double story chamber music space Public cafe Green space Offices Practice rooms Green room Lobby Bathrooms

* Limitation for building hight defined by Jordan Hall *


31 | NEC CHAMBER MUSIC HALL

SECTION PERSPECTIVE Looking Into The Chamber Music Room

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CH AMBE R MUS IC H AL L N E W E N GL AN D CON S E RVATORY CLIENT: New England Conservatory This design was meant to bring the outside in by applying an accessible green roof and living wall to the public realm of the building. It was set on the New England Conservatory’s current existing library. Our assignment mainly focused on the use of structure, programming, and public/private space.


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MODEL 1/16” = 1’-0”


33 | NEC CHAMBER MUSIC HALL

ZONING DIAGRAM Public v Private


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MODEL 1/4” = 1’-0”

MODEL 1/4” = 1’-0”


35 | KAUFMANN DESERT HOUSE

SITE Palm Springs, CA TECHNIQUE Hand Drafting

FE B RUARY 2 0 1 6

RESIDENTIAL PRECEDENT STUDY STUDIO 02 PRECEDNT P ROJECT PROFESSOR MARK KLOPFER FRESHMAN YEAR

Desc r iptio n This project was aimed to expose us to a different style of architecture. It was also meannt to continue exercising our hand drafting skills in addition to architectural analysis. Project Requirements:

Axonometric Diagram Parti Diagram Floor Plan Elevations Sections


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AXON Shadows + Wind

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KAUFMAN N D E S E RT H OUS E RICH ARD N E UT RA

CLIENT: Edgar Kaufmann By chosing a house from a list as a precedent study, the goal was to learn how to identify and diagram key concepts of architecture such as parti, structure, circulation, and relationships between inside and outside.


37 | KAUFMANN DESERT HOUSE


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FLOOR PLAN Hand Drafted


39 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER

SITE Chestnut Hill Reservoir, MA MEDIUM USED Rhino, CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Chalk, Micron, Tombow


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ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION CENTER AUG UST 2 0 1 6

STUDIO 03 DESIGN PROJECT PROFESSOR JACK COCHRAN SOPHOMORE YEAR

Desc r iptio n This project had two parts, the first on being a series of interventions and the second being a building used for classrooms and exhibits. The main objective of this studio project was to develop a relationship between design and the ground. The Chestnut Hill Reservoir is a place for joggers, scenery, and nature walks. What I wanted to focus on the most was how to articulate an experience that was the least invasive to the topology and tectonic as well as educational and functional.


41 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER

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OU T D O O R E CO I N T E RV E N T I ON S

CLIENT: Chestnut Hill Each intervention focuses on views and the water cycle. The most important thing to me was that I tried to manipulate the direction of rainfall to make for a unique roof or surface in the simplest form. Program is designer defined by providing shelter, gathering, bathrooms, and small group spaces Pictured above is a site plan of the four interventions.

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“THE FRAME” Section (Top), Plan (Bottom)


41 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER


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“THE DOCK” Section (Top), Plan (Bottom)


43 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER


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“THE CANOPY” Section (Top), Plan (Bottom)


45 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER


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“THE GARDEN WALL” Section (Top), Plan (Bottom)


47 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER

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E CO E D UCAT ION CE N T E R

CLIENT: Chestnut Hill Reservation This building is intended to educate youth and the public about natural processes that occur through Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The design is focused on the water cycle and sunlight showing how they can be used through everyday functions as well as in nature. Program Includes: Large Gathering Space, Cafe, Offices, Meeting Room, Bathrooms, Classroom, Ecology Research Lab, Library, Art Studio


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MASS + VOID DIAGRAM Connections Through Water

CROSS GRID DIAGRAM Display The Grid Made From Form

ZONING DIAGRAM A Gradient Effect


49 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER

INFORMAL DISCUSSION

INFORMAL DISCUSSION ART STUDIO

ECOLOGY RESEARCH LAB OUTDOOR INDEPENDENT STUDY

ECO-LIBRARY

CLASSROOM

OUTDOOR INDEPENDENT STUDY

CAFETERIA

MEETING ROOM

LOBBY

Bathroom

RECEPTION

Large Gathering Space

OFFICE

Bathroom

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Storage

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SW

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OFFICE

FLOOR PLAN 2

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10 5

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SITE PLAN Context with Topography

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ROOF PLAN Green Roof + Water Direction


51 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER

RAIN RUNOFF COLLECTION TANK

ROOFTOP GARDEN GABION BOOKCASE OUTDOOR INDEPENDENT STUDY

SECTION THROUGH SECONDARY CIRCULATION 0

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ROOFTOP GARDEN PAVILLION

MESH WATER WALL

OUTDOOR INDEPENDENT STUDY


53 | ECO EDUCATION CENTER


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DETAIL SECTION MODEL Gabion Wall Facade + Glazing


55 | BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER

SITE 1080 Boylston St. Boston, MA MEDIUM USED SketchUP, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketches


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AUGU ST 2 0 1 7

BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER STUDIO 05 DESIGN PROJECT PROFESSOR BEN MATTESON JUNIOR YEAR

Desc r iptio n The addition of this building to Berklee’s campus would accommodate a need for multiple types of program in one multi-use building. This project was focused around acoustics in the performance hall and familiarizing ourselves with egress code and bathroom code. It was encouraged to use passive energy techniques or guild lines from LEED, Passive House, or Living Building Challenge.


57 | BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER

ACOUSTIC DIAGRAM Allows Reverberation to Desipate Above

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BE RK L E E MUS IC CE N T E R

CLIENT: Berklee College of Music When designing this project, my main objective to draw people in from the corner of Boylston St and Massachusetts Ave. The concept was based on a series of planes which contained a level of public access to private program. I was able to utilize the sun for light and heat. I was able to maintain an open floor plan with spanning elements and load bearing walls. Additionally, the program was intended for a new multi-use building, including: Classrooms, Offices, Practice Rooms, Electronic Labs, Library, Cafe, and Lounge Space.


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NOISE MODEL Shows The Types Of Noise That Exist On Site

PARTI Aligns W/ Structural Walls

ZONING DIAGRAM Processional Between Structural Walls


59 | BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER

MASS AVE ELEVATION Subtle Reveals Through Planes


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BOYLSTON ST ELEVATION Allows For Porosity + Sunlight


61 | BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER

MASS AVE PERSPECTIVE Main Entrance + Hints To Other Levels


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MASS PIKE PERSPECTIVE Allows For Visual Transparency


63 | BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER

SECTION THROUGH PUBLIC Covered Outdoor Lounge, Student Study Room, Library, Retail, + Performance Lounge


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SECTION THROUGH PUBLIC Green Roof, Reading Room, Cafe, Bathrooms


65 | BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER

PRACTICE ROOM

PRACTICE ROOM

PRACTICE ROOM

SOUND LOCK

LOBBY

PRACTICE ROOM KITCHEN

DN STORAGE BERKLEE STUDENT EXHIBIT DISPLAY

RETAIL

CAFE

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UP

UP

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STORAGE

GROUND LEVEL PLAN Highlights Green Space, Apertures + Paths

GROUND LEVEL

EGRESS DIAGRAM Displays Vertical + Horizontal Lines of Egress


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SECTION DETAIL OF FACADE Reveals Structure, HVAC, + Green Roof Layers


67 | BERKLEE MUSIC CENTER

ACC

SOUTHERN GLAZING

LICHEN CARPET 100% RECYLCED

BIKE RACKS

PIVOT DOORS - NATURAL VENTILATION

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CESS TO OUTDOOR GREEN SPACE ACCESS TO OUTDOOR GREEN SPACE

PIVOT DOORS - NATURAL VENTILATION

KRION 100% RECYCLABLE

DAYLIGHTING ENTERS THE READING ROOM

GREEN ROOF

EVERGREEN TREES

SWALE GARDEN

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Features LEED + Living Building Credits


69 | PROFESSIONAL WORKS

BERKLEE

FE B RUARY - MARC H 2 0 1 7

SPACE PLANNING SCHEMATIC DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER ALEX ADKINS DIMELLA SHAFFER

Desc r iptio n This schematic design was designed and drawn by me for an office floor of Berklee College of Music. We used as consultants to in house architects at Berklee. My biggest concern when on a site visit was the lack of sunlight and quality of space. I worked with Alex to determine a few options that had their own pro’s and con’s. The project is currently under construction.


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SITE 939 Boylston St. Boston, MA MEDIUM USED Revit, Pen Sketches, Excel


71 | PROFESSIONAL WORKS


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73 | PROFESSIONAL WORKS

ARCHITECTURE | INTERIOR DESIGN |

281 Summer Street PLANNING Boston, MA 02210

Tel. 617.426.5004 Fax 617.426.0046

www.dimellashaffer.com

MANAGER OFFICE 102 91 SF

KITCHENETTE 125 91 SF

SHARED WORKSPACE 124

Client BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

ADVISOR 126 82 SF

UP

ADVISOR 122 91 SF

ADVISOR 121 74 SF

ADVISOR 123 74 SF

TECH OFFICE 105 59 SF

TECH OFFICE 106 60 SF

WAITING SPACE 109 88 SF

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DN

ADVISOR 113 57 SF ADVISOR 115 57 SF

4'

8'

12'

20'

RECEPTION AREA 108 264 SF

UP

Project Status

Q5-1000

Q5-1000

ADVISOR 116 88 SF

CORRIDOR A 121 SF

Q5-1000

CORRIDOR B 530 SF ADVISOR 114 87 SF

CORRIDOR C 233 SF

RECEPTION DESK 101 80 SF

ADVISOR 111 115 SF

UP

ADVISOR 112 86 SF

STUDENT INTERN WORKSTATIONS 103 278 SF

TECH OFFICE 104 62 SF

ADVISOR 118 92 SF

ADVISOR 117 56 SF ADVISOR 119 69 SF

ADVISOR 120 83 SF

STORAGE 210 17 SF

Issue Description

Date

Scale: 1/4" = 1'-0" Drawn By: KS

Checked By: AA

Reviewed By:

Project No. 2017006

BERKLEE SPACE PLANNING

939 BOYLSTON ST - BOSTON, MA

3/23/2017 2:01:56 PM

FLOOR PLAN FURNITURE

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© DiMella Shaffer

A-102


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Berklee College of Music - Space Planning 939 Boylston St., Boston MA

Done by: KS

Existing Conditions Room #

Room Name

NSF

227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 239 240

Advising Advising Advising Advising Counseling VACANT Counseling Counseling VACANT Counseling Counseling Counseling Counseling Advising Advising

118 86 86 86 85 90 120 83 82 74 75 106 77

243 244 245 246 247

Counseling Counseling Advising Advising VACANT Advising

119 133 96 165 131

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Workroom

247

238 238

Reception Desk Waiting Intake

70 238 100

PROGRAM NSF:

2467

CIRCULATION NSF:

707 3174

TOTAL NSF:

Proposal

Program Requests Room Type

New Construction

NSF

Room #

NSF

Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office Staff Office

80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80

Staff Office + Staff Office +

80 80

Work Station / Shared Work Station / Shared Work Station / Shared Work Station / Shared

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111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 126 124 124 124 124

Manager's Office

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102

Tech Office Tech Office

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Tech Office +

60

Student Employee Work Station Student Employee Work Station Student Employee Work Station Student Employee Work Station Student Employee Work Station Student Employee Work Station Copy Storage Hospitality Reception Desk Waiting Intake

40 40 40 40 40 40 50 50 50 70 100 264

104 105 106 103 103 103 103 103 103 QTY 3 110 125 101 109 108

115 86 57 87 57 88 56 92 69 83 74 91 74 82 30 30 30 31 91 62 59 60 46 46 46 46 46 46 60 17 91 80 88 264

MIN MAX

1980 2424 NA >1980

According to Requested Program Over + 6 or more Equal / Over + 5 Under - 6 or more * in coordination with the program requests

2380 906 3286


75 | PROFESSIONAL WORKS

SITE 1200 Centre St. Roslindale, MA MEDIUM USED Revit

FE B RUARY-M ARC H 2 0 1 7

HEBREW SENIOR LIFE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS PROJECT MANAGER PHILIPPE SAAD + LISA KELLY DIMELLA SHAFFER

Desc r iptio n This project was a renovation on the Hebrew Senior Life facility where I was able to aid in construction document redlines in plan, reflected ceiling plan, and elevation. I was also in charge of placing electrical components in plan and elevation. In addition to preparing construction documents, I also drew a plan detail for a fire proofing corner.


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NON-PVC COVER .080" 2MM

FIRE BARRIER

3/4"

CONTINUOUS ALUMINUM RETAINER .070" 1.8 MM

FEATHERED JOINT COMPOUND STEEL STUD GWB


KALEIGH STIRRAT

Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA

STUDIO SELECTIONS  

My Architecture undergraduate portfolio for my Junior Year Co-op

STUDIO SELECTIONS  

My Architecture undergraduate portfolio for my Junior Year Co-op

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