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PORTFOLIO OF SELECTED WORKS

SPRING 2005 - SPRING 2009

KELLY BALL

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE 2009

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

KELLY E. BALL EDUCATION

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . College of Architecture, Art and Planning . Ithaca, NY

Aug 2004 - May 2009

TOWSON HIGH SCHOOL . Towson, MD

Aug 2000 - May 2004

Bachelor of Architecture . August 2009 G.P.A: 3.63 . Dean’s List all semesters . Studies abroad in Rome, Italy and South America B. Arch. Thesis: Reforming Rows in Historic East Baltimore

RELATED COURSEWORK

Finding Sustainable Form . Building Technologies, Materials and Methods . Digital Media . Structural Concepts Structural Elements . Structural Systems . Architectural Analysis . Site Planning . Thermal Environmental Systems . Building Renovation Technology . Building Systems Integration . Architectural Publications . Architectural History . Freehand Drawing . Drawing Systems . To Auto CAD and Beyond . Professional Practice

RELATED EXPERIENCE

SUPERFRONT . Brooklyn, NY PROJECTS INTERN

Feb 2010 - present

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . College of Architecture, Art and Planning . Ithaca, NY NAAB COORDINATION ASSISTANT

Aug 2009 - present

CORNELL UNIVERSITY . College of Architecture, Art and Planning . Ithaca, NY INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE SUMMER PROGRAM CRITIC

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

CORNELL SOLAR DECATHLON . College of Architecture, Art and Planning . Ithaca, NY LIGHTING DESIGNER

Jan 2009 - Oct 2009

Design graphic story of the gallery evolution through generation of drawings and diagrams for public relations media campaign Develop a competition brief for summer installation and public space design project based on public discussion series

Edit, format and compile B. Arch. and M. Arch. 2009 Program Reports through coordination with the Department Chair, Undergraduate and Graduate Program Coordinators and faculty Collect, organize and format all course documentation and student work using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for school-wide exhibition during two separate NAAB site visits

Taught high-school and college level students basic modeling, drawing and design skills Held daily individual critiques and group reviews with students in coordination with instructors Developed day to day curriculum and field trip plans and assisted in weekly lecture series

Designed interior lighting scheme and procured all fixtures through coordination with interiors sub-team Installed fixtures with electric sub-team and helped in house construction, exhibited house at NY State Fair and competed in International competition in Washington DC

keb57@cornell.edu 123 farm st. / ithaca, ny 14850 (443) 226 7353

RELATED EXPERIENCE (CONT’D)

CORNELL SOLAR DECATHLON . College of Architecture, Art and Planning . Ithaca, NY DESIGN DEVELOPMENT SUB-TEAM LEADER

Produced detailed working drawings for solar house construction and made design detail decisions with team Led weekly design development sub-team meetings to distribute work and update drawing set

CHO BENN HOLBACK ASSOCIATES . Baltimore, MD DESIGN INTERN

Design powerpoint presentation for schematic design proposal for LEED Platinum Science Building at Virginia Wesleyan College Researched nutrient film technique, photo voltaic, geothermal, wind turbine and green roof technologies for VWC proposal

WEISS/MANFREDI . New York, NY STUDENT INTERN

Assembled proposals for Children’s Museum of Art and Cornell Nanotechnology RFPs Assisted in construction of small-scale models and full-scale models Developed drawings in CD phase for Brooklyn Botanical Garden Visitors’ Center and Barnard Nexus

HORD COPLAN MACHT . Baltimore, MD SUMMER INTERN

Aug 2008 - Jan 2009

Jan 2009

Feb 2008 - May 2008

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Completed 750-home community design plan and hand-drew/Photoshop-embellished site plan Assisted in completion of drawing set in CAD for window replacement project in MD State Armories

AFFILIATIONS

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS

Sep 2004 - May 2009

CORNELL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Sep 2004 - May 2007

DELTA DELTA DELTA SORORITY

Jan 2006 - May 2009

Member, Co-President of Cornell Chapter fall 2006-spring 2007 Member, participant in January 2007 Global Village work trip to Jutiapa, Guatemala

Peer leader and coordinator of Reflections: Body Image Program at Alpha Beta Chapter

SKILLS

Extensive Work: AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinoceros, Sketch-Up, Microsoft Office, laser cutting, handdrafting, free-hand drawing and painting Training/Experience: form-Z, Revit Architecture, Autodesk 3ds max, ENVI-met Languages: Proficiency in Italian and capability in French and Spanish

LITTLE HAITI HOUSING FALL 2006 DESIGN STUDIO - MIAMI, FL

A housing project in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami provides apartments of various sizes configured strategically to provide passive ventilation, plenty of shaded outdoor space for public circulation on the street side of the complex and private courtyards in the back of the building. The fragmented block, composed of 20’x20’ modules, accommodates 28 apartments, with one to four bedrooms. Ground floor retail space and a parking ramp are provided beneath the terraced apartment levels. longitudinal section, NTS (below); final model of apartment complex, view from southwest corner (right)

perspective view of pedestrian stair and retail space from northwest corner

third level housing plan NTS

study model for intervention on site

This proposal for a temporary arts pavilion in downtown Ithaca received an honorable mention in a two-week third-year design competition. Overlapping canopies provide space for outdoor performances and movie screenings. A covered walkway for pedestrian traffic connects to the promenade along shop fronts on the Commons. The corner site makes it an ideal location for advertisement, art exhibition and public gathering.

ITHACA COMMONS ARTS PAVILLION SPRING 2007 DESIGN STUDIO - ITHACA, NY

Section through pavilion NTS (left); Renderings (above); axonometric drawing illustrating circulation paths NTS (above left)

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS MODEL SPRING 2007 DESIGN STUDIO - MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA

This model of the ocean-front Berkowitz-Odgis House in Martha’s Vineyard describes the structural systems at play in the timber frame house designed by Steven Holl. The house is like an inside-out balloon frame structure with exposed wooden members carrying a porch around the front of the house. A bow-like dining nook window breaks through the porch to face west. site plan (Steven Holl Architects), NTS (right); final model, built to 1/4”=1’0” scale (above)

CHELSEA HEALTH HUB SPRING 2007 DESIGN STUDIO - MANHATTAN, NY

east elevation of Health Hub as seen from10th Ave NTS

Sited along the highline on the west side of Manhattan, this fitness center is part of a dramatic urban proposal. The re-development of the highline into an elevated linear park creates an active pedestrian path onto which programmatic “hubs� can latch. The urban scheme proposes a system of linear buildings and parks that connect the west-side neighborhood- through open space, views and pedestrian paths- to the Chelsea Piers and waterfront. The new urban system intersects with the North-South corridors of 10th Avenue and the highline. The programmatic network along the highline becomes a filter between this new condition and the existing urban grid. Map of 10th Ave and highline (orange), urban proposal NTS (left)

map of existing built conditions surrounding site NTS (above); roof plan of building proposal at 10th Ave and 23rd St NTS (below)

STUDIO LOFT

STUDIO 1

STUDIO 2

HIGHLINE

RUNNING TRACK

FITNESS CENTER Section through building facing west, towards highline NTS (above); Section through building and highline facing north NTS (below)

Section through building facing west, NTS

(OPEN TO BELOW)

FITNESS CENTER

CAFE/LOUNGE

third floor plan NTS (above)

The proposed health “hub” uses the stair -- at many scales- as a tactic of spatial organization (clearest in the section through the highline). From 10th Avenue, the building acts as a voyeuristic screen to passerbys and a recreational filter through which one can experience and access the highline. The building steps down to street level through a series of open recreational spaces -cafe, fitness center, basketball ball court- while hanging over the highline and connecting to it as a secondary pedestrian street. A glass curtain wall facade exposes all recreational activity to 10th Avenue while the back of the building serves as support, both structurally and programmatically, to the building.

STUDIO LOFT STUDIO 1 HIGHLINE ENTRANCE

LOCKER ROOM

LOCKER ROOM

SWIMMING POOL

BASKETBALL COURT SQUASH COURTS

PARCO PORTA MAGGIORE FALL 2007 DESIGN STUDIO - ROME, ITALY This project in Rome investigates the Porta Maggiore site- a palimpsest of active and inactive infrastructures, physical walls and monuments. The porta itself is a monumental double archway built by and dedicated to the Emperor Claudius in 52 AD, to celebrate the two aqueducts it carries. In 271, the gateway was incorporated into the Aurelian Walls and to this day serves as a portal into the original city confines. The intervention proposed re-programs the Aurelian Wall where it intersects with the Neronian aqueducts, activates the urban enclave and engages people with the ancient monuments. Parco Porta Maggiore is the intersection not only of infrastructure- aqueducts, walls and tram lines- but also of pedestrian paths and experiential sequences through the city. Thus, the intervention is read differently from one side of the wall to the other and it’s program- cafe/nightclub/gallery and park is similarly multi-faceted. Aerial view of intervention (left); figure-ground site map (below)

Facing north, view of glass facade and hanging stairway- entrance to bar and nightclub from traffic roundabout (above); facing south, View of park from tramstop (below)

Combining unlikely program with the high-rise building typology, this bold intervention in lower Manhattan proposes a network of towers that provide apartment housing, farms and a monastery to the Chinatown neighborhood. The intervention also provides a connection to the new T subway line, and the B and D lines, running under Christie Street. The scheme establishes an inhabitable programmed- market, restaurant, park- surface at the roof level of the existing buildings which transforms the separate towers into a complex urban network connected at three disparate levels- subway, street and roof. This was a group project, researched and completed with Zahira Crespo and Adam Vana.

MONASTERY

FARM

APARTMENT

FARM

CHINATOWN TOWER COMPLEX SPRING 2008 DESIGN STUDIO - MANHATTAN, NEW YORK

APARTMENT

APARTMENT

ROOFSCAPE

STREET/SIDEWALK

B, D LINES T LINE

Section through farm tower ETFE facade (above); View from apartment interior (below)

A variable facade system wraps the main “body�, the middle zone in which the primary program is held, of each tower with glass or ETFE diagrid panels, giving a distinctive yet unified character to each tower. The panels vary in opacity and change in scale to allow for control of light emittance and privacy.

Section and plan of monastery tower NTS (above)

Section and plan of typical farm tower NTS (above)

Shadow plan of area depicts shadows cast at 3 PM (top); Rendering of the wind collection “crown” of the farm tower (right) Each tower type has an iconic structure, a “crown”, atop the “body” which provides a different programmatic zone, a unique identity and either rain, wind or solar collection.

Sections and floor plans of typical housing tower NTS (above)

REFORMING ROWS REHAB IN HISTORIC EAST BALTIMORE

SPRING 2009 THESIS DESIGN STUDIO - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

E Chase St

McDonogh St

The thesis approaches the rowhousing typology as a critical component of the physical fabric, collective memory and urban identity of Baltimore- a city in which the population has been dropping and the popularity of the rowhouse has been dwindling. In Historic East Baltimore, partially or entirely abandoned blocks are being leveled and redeveloped into new-urbanist housing and conventional commercial buildings. If it is to maintain its viability as a housing type and perpetuate an urban identity in Baltimore, the rowhouse must adapt to better support community needs and provide programmatic variation. The particular block under examination is comprised of 52 rowhouse lots between 1,000 and 1,500 sf in size. Public program will be introduced to the block without destroying the structural system, the inherent architectural logic or the perforated rowhouse facade. E Eager St

proposed block renewal strategy (thesis) proposed construction (JHU and EBDI existing buildings N property lines

The thesis reforms the individual rowhouse, the block and the neighborhood in order to stimulate the area and perpetuate an urban collective memory. The transformation hope to inform how )redevelopment in American cities reuse existing urban constructs rather than replacing blocks. Site plan with proposal (approx. 1/128”=1’0”); Elevation along Chase St, looking south (below)

isometric explosion depicting manipulation of block NTS (below) LIBRARY

GROCERY refurbished facades and existing party walls

LAUNDRY

DAYCARE

GREENHOUSE

public programs introduced to block (above) diagrammatic plan program overlap (below)

green roof and programmatic insertion

1/32”=1’0” Existing Buildings

Daycare

Library

Party Wall

Greenhouse

Grocery/Retail

Laundromat

axon diagram- distribution of community programs with residential component in orange

lower level parking, program, and pedestrian connections

Greenhouse

Courtyard/Park

Library

Grocery/Retail

Housing

Laundromat

A

A PARKING LEVEL parking level planPLAN NTS (above) section AA NTS through laundry/housing/greenhouse, parking/greenroof and library/housing (below) 1/16”=1’0”

A

A

B

B

GREEN ROOF LEVEL PLAN green roof level plan NTS (above) section BB NTS through pedestrian path facing entrance to library (below) 1/16”=1’0”

B

B

CC

CC

hosuing NTS (above) HOUSINGlevel LEVELplan PLAN section CC NTS through lower level parking and green roof, facing west (below) 1/16”=1’0”

sectional plexiglass model, depicting existing original rows (frosted), new construction (clear) and ground (black)


Portfolio of Selected Works_Kelly Ball