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Kyle C. Cooper

Dear Sir or Ma’am, First off, I would just like to show my appreciation for taking a look at my portfolio. Hopefully my work will leave a lasting impression on you and will truly show my capabilities as a designer. My passion for architecture is present everywhere I go. Growing up in a suburban area, I grew accustomed to seeing building after building that simply were not reaching their design potential. Simply put, there were many buildings; there was not much architecture. As my journey into the design profession reaches new levels, I have come to realize a major goal of mine in terms of the field: to make good design a commodity rather than a rarity in everyday life. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Kyle C. Cooper


4 Resume 5

Skillset & Activities

Studio Work 6-7

The Retreat


Sunset Funerary Chapel


Dallas Senior Center


Stuart Island Retreat

Competition Work 14-17

Bowman Design Forum| Kansas State Boathouse


Personal Name: Kyle C. Cooper Date of Birth: 29 January, 1992| St. Louis, MO Address: 1700 Laramie St. Experience Manhattan, KS 66502 Contact: (314) 574-0192 May 2004-present Cooper & Son Construction Laborer, Woodworker Education Annual summer job 2010-present

Kansas State University| Manhattan, KS Five Year Master of Architecture Program Expected Graduation| May 2015 Cumulative G.P.A. | 3.5


Lafayette Senior High| Wildwood, MO Cumulative G.P.A. | 3.8

March-June 2011 Kansas State University Orientation Leader Gave campus tours Performed in the “K-State Show� Walked class schedules with future students Included on the Q & A panel



Software AutoCad Revit Rhino 3ds Max Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign Microsoft Office Climate Consultant 5.0 Ecotect Analysis 2011 PC/Macintosh systems

Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning, & Design Ambassador & Mentor Provide college tours to potential students and families Mentor lower level design studios Interests Design Outdoor life Hunting Fishing Sports- especially baseball Traveling


Honors & Awards

Physical modeling Hand drafting- Ink on mylar, lead on vellum Analyzing construction documents


Bowman Design Forum Design Scholarship Selected by instructor to represent my studio in the Forum Won Honorable Mention



Environmental Systems in Architecture I Bioclimatic Design Comp. Group selected to present our design Sponsored by Prof. Gary Coates-


Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship


Missouri- Kansas Reciprocity Scholarship

English- native Spanish- basic

Skillset & Activities

Protruding Planes

The Retreat was the final project of the first year Environmental Design program. It is a retreat located on a hypothetical site adjacent to a lake. The Retreat is meant to accommodate an owner plus one. Some required programmatic features include a lap pool, furnished house, and access to the lake via rowing shell. In prior projects, we explored topics such as spatial hierarchy and extension using a simple cube. This was the project to show off what we learned from those studies. My concept for this project was “protruding planes�. Ink on mylar.

The Retreat

Second Floor Site Plan

Perspective Section

The Retreat

The Sunset Funerary Chapel is a structure adjacent to Sunset Cemetery in the town of Manhattan, Kansas. The goal of the building is to provide a sacred space of gathering for loved ones before the burial of the deceased. Required programmatic elements include both group and individual chapels, a service bay, exterior spaces, and a welcoming space. My goal for this chapel is to make people feel a sense of spiritual arise once they are inside. The foundation is built up to counter the site’s slope. This elevates people above the ground upon entry creating a sense of floatation. Ink on mylar.

Sunset Funerary Chapel

Plan Site Plan



Sunset Funerary Chapel

Movement Gathering

The Dallas Senior Center is a multipurpose facility intended for older citizens. Located on the corner of Live Oak and Cantegral, it is just outside the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas. The facility is a place where seniors can gather for exercise, meals, and meetings. The building includes a recreation room for exercise, game room, library, clinic for medical help, and cafeteria. For this project, we were urged to choose a specific form type for our Center. Out of set piece, elemental, cellular, and figural types, I chose set piece due to its simplicity and orthogonal properties- qualities that I see fit for this program. My goal was to encourage movement and gathering among senior citizen users. Ink on mylar.

Dallas Senior Center

Second floor

Recreation space Site Plan

First floor

Northeast Elevation

Southeast Elevation


Dallas Senior Center

The Stuart Island Retreat is a secluded, private getaway located in the San Juan Island archipelago off the coast of Washington state. Programmatic elements accommodate one couple with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a living space. The house is meant to act as a weekend retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the couple’s main residence, Seattle, WS. It is located in a very mountainous landscape that is scattered with evergreen forests. The residence is only accessible by boat. The main focuses of this project are envelope enclosure and timber structure. So, I made it a priority to make the living spaces very open, while service spaces are more closed. Hand & digital production.

Stuart Island Retreat

South Elevation

Enclosure Plan

Stuart Island Retreat

Horizontality Concept _relationship between water & sky _movement _design of shells The Bowman Design Forum is an annual competition among third-year architecture students at Kansas State. Each professor chooses one representative from their studio to present their design in the Forum. Each representative receives feedback from distinguished jurors; this year’s jurors included architects from The Miller Hull Partnership based in Seattle, and Bowman Bowman Novick, a local firm in Manhattan, KS. The goal of this competition is to design a successful boathouse for the Kansas State women’s rowing team. The site is on the shores of Tuttle Creek Lake, a lake that exists on the outskirts of Manhattan, KS. Hand and digital production.

Site View

Site Plan

Bowman Design Forum | Kansas State Boathouse



South Elevation

Section A

Section B

Section C

Bowman Design Forum | Kansas State Boathouse

Bowman Design Forum | Kansas State Boathouse

Bowman Design Forum | Kansas State Boathouse

Thank you


Includes resume, skillset, and work samples.