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KATHRYN PLATT

Selected Works | 2015 - 2017


KATHRYN PLATT

kathryn.g.platt@gmail.com (609)-430-9612

EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

Northeastern University 2015 - 2020 // Boston, MA Bachelor of Science in Architecture Minor in Urban Studies GPA: 3.86

Intern, ikon.5 architects May - Jun 2016 // Princeton, NJ Translated proposals from scaled hand-drawings to digital models Crafted physical models for review at client meetings Constructed a full-size model of a wall panel system Rendered photorealistic exterior views

Institut d’Estudis Catalans Jul 2016 // Barcelona, Spain Montgomery High School Jun 2015 // Skillman, NJ GPA: 4.0, Top 10%

TECHNICAL SKILLS CAD / BIM: AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, lllustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Additional: Model-making, Photography, V-Ray

HONORS Excellence in Design Award Apr 2016 Commended by studio faculty as one of the top two freshmen in the School of Architecture Dean’s List Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

LEADERSHIP Captain, Freedom by Design May 2016 - present Constructed an ADA ramp in the Egleston Square Peace Garden. Documented the project’s site. Administered a community design charrette. Produced construction drawings to submit for a permit. Raised $900 to purchase building materials. Instructed volunteers on-site E-Board Member, American Institute of Architecture Students May 2016 - present Led events to inspire the architecture community at Northeastern. Planned fundraisers including t-shirt and geofilter competitions. Recorded meeting minutes Class Representative, Student Advisory Board Oct 2015 - present Presented student issues to the School of Architecture administration. Promoted a petition for improved facilities, Met with candidates for the school’s open director position Campus Tour Guide, Husky Ambassadors Oct 2016 - present Guided visitors though campus and answered their questions Peer Mentor, College of Arts, Media and Design Sept 2016 - Dec 2016 Advised freshmen on the transition to college and architecture school


01 // Doylestown Theater 02 // Clinton Archery Park 03 // Fitness Center 04 // Ballet School 05 // Design Tactics 06 // Wall Tectonics 07 // Carpenter Center 08// Barcelona Pavilion Activation


Doylestown County Theater Summer 2016 ikon.5 architects Over three weeks, I created presentation drawings for a proposal for the County Theater expansion in Doylestown, PA. Given scaled hand drawings, I used AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Illustrator and Photoshop to create digital representations.


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1. Existing Lobby 2. Existing Ticket Booth 3. Existing Theater House

4. Lobby 5. Concessions 6. Theater House


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Clinton Archery Park Summer 2016 ikon.5 architects I constructed a full physical model of an Archery Park to be built in Clinton, NJ. I laser-cut and assembled strathmore, balsa wood, and plexi glass, as well as the surrounding landscape and human figures. The model was presented at a client meeting. The exterior feature wall shown is to be made of angled corten steel panels that are perforated with small holes. The negative spaces form large letters when viewed from the road. To figure out the optimal hole size and proximity, I created a 1:1 foam core model of an eight foot tall piece of the wall.


Fitness Center ARCH2130 // Fall 2016 Instructor: Sam Choi Situated on Boston’s Merrimac and Market Streets, the fitness center was not only located at a major intersection, but it dealt with a triangular site constraint. To engage the inhabitants of the intersection, I created a wall independent from the rest of the building, which has different types of punctured apertures to allow the public to view specific activities occuring inside. The placement of the main pools, cardio room, and circulation follows this autonomous wall.


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Ballet School ARCH2130 // Fall 2016 Instructor: Sam Choi A narrow infill site became the home of my ballet school project. The program included public, semi-public and private spaces as well as specific outdoor elements. Rather than pushing the numerous stair and elevator shafts off to the sides, I used vertical circulation as separation, delineating the spaces on each floor. This created a clear front, middle, and back to the building that each found a specific purpose.


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Design Tactics ARCH1120 // Spring 2016 Instructor: Ivan Rupnik During this studio, I studied Free Plan, Raum Plan, and Thick/Thin Plan through a process of documenting case studies, diagramming, and designing my own examples. Case study analyses were completed in small groups, but all other work was done individually.


Diagrams of Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s Poli House (above) and my Thick/Thin project (below)


Diagrams of Loos’s Mueller House (this page) and my Raum Plan project (next page)


Wall Tectonics ARCH2240 // Fall 2016 Instructor: Michael Smith Partner: Alexis Cook This project focused on a single wall, its structural ability, and the physical connections between its materials. Comprised of a steel structure and masonry cladding, our project explores methods through which a material can be made to appear friendlier and more inviting. Designing at a human scale, we created a wall with a single move that simultaneously created a bench, a surface to lean up against, and a covering under which people could stand.


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Carpenter Center Learning Spaces ARCH1110 // Fall 2015 Instructor: Michael Smith After measuring Harvard’s Carpenter Center by Le Corbusier, I modeleld it physically and in AutoCAD, with special focus on the building’s column grid, programmatic “lobes” and central ramp. I then designed an outdoor area that encapsulated different sized learning spaces. A single downwardspiralling ramp becomes home to small learning spaces as it carves out a central platform which serves as a stage for a large performance.


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Activation of the Barcelona Pavilion ARTE2501 // Summer 2016 Instructor: Diego Ferrari Team Project Through a photographic project on the Body and Space, I studied the body’s physical and psychological relation to its surroundings. The tools used included a blue pigment described by Yves Klein as dimensionless yet active. A life-size representation of the Modular Man was used to compare the human scale created by Le Corbusier to the space in a Mies van der Rohe structure. Lastly, my groupmates’ own bodies were used to highlight the function of one’s own body as a decisive connection to the constructed space.


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Want to see more? Contact me at kathryn.g.platt@gmail.com


Kathryn Platt