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The comprehensive portfolio of undergraduate works by



completed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER urban inямБll_pages 4-13

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FUN PALACE CEDRIC PRICE utopian city_pages 14-17

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ISLAMIC EDUCATIONAL FACILITY global mirage_pages 18-23

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NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSE construction study_pages 24-25

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TEMPLE HOYNE BUELL HALL ADDITION design addition_pages 26-27

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ROCKING BABY CRADLE independent furniture construction_pages 28-29

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SELECTED SKETCHWORK drawing_pages 30-31


As a young architect, you can always get information, images and techniques from the internet, books and colleagues, so the passing on this library is the least of a teacher s task. How you transform those facts, images, and techniques, into an informed position, with relevant ideas, a clear concept, and a reďŹ ned architectural language appropriate to your speciďŹ c project at hand, is the work of a real teacher. -Thomas Schumaker symposium


+ 01 ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER Studio: Location: Type: Duration: Date: Instructors:

[ARCH 475] Arch Design and development Champaign, IL urban infill 7 weeks summer 2010 K. Hinders M. Mitalski

With respect to Thomas Schumaker, a distinguished teacher of architecture, and his 7 reminders to a young architect, each student selected from a choice of precedents as a means of engaging the ideas and work of the great architects of the past. In an early phase of building development, I looked at the work of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, or Le Corbusier. I closely examined the Villa Savoye and transformed the design into the program of an Archaeology Center & Dinosaur Museum, while incorporating Corbusier s Five Points of Architecture. The structure embodies a Corbusian modern architectural building, consisting of each of the following: pilotis; ribbon windows; a roof garden; and demonstrates a free facade and free plan. In observation and discussion of building facades around campus, the understanding of the many components in the designing of a building envelope began to uproot, aiding in the facade development. A key feature in the interior layout is a universally designed main ramp with its entrance placed adjacent the exhibition space. This allows occupants to experience the first floor happenings while drawing them toward the museum s main attraction- a reconstructed skeleton of a small Tyrannosaurus Rex. An observation room on the second floor overlooks the exhibition space, providing a monumental view of the dinosaur exhibit.


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Fitness Center


Orpheum Children s Science Museum


Mass Transit District Stops

Site Plan- downtown Champaign, IL


Interior Perspective Images

Facade Study

Study Model Images


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First Floor Plan 100_entry vestibule 101_reception/lobby 102_gift shop 103_men s restroom 104_women s restroom 105_mechanical room 106_elevator mechanical 107_exhibition space 108_fire ramp 109_storage/ receiving 110_work room 111_rear vestibule 112_fire stairs 2

Programmatic Arrangement [Office Suite] studies through figure ground relationships sketches P

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Second Floor Plan 200_equipment room 201_storage/ receiving 202_observation platform 203_director s office 204_accounting office 205_janitor s closet 206_staff toilets 207_office space 208_secretary s area 209_library with balcony
















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Exterior Rendering- Front Facade


Exterior Rendering- Rear Facade


The deepest quality of a work of art, will always be the quality of the mind of the producer. -Henry James, 19th-century writer


+ 02 FUN PALACE CEDRIC PRICE Studio: Type: Date: Instructor: Team:

[ARCH 373] Arch Design and the landscape utopian city fall 2009 A. Newmeyer Kenneth Doroba Jae Won Lim

Looking back on the works of visionary architect Cedric Price, one begins to explore the potential for a new, imaginative architecture that enables people to think the unthinkable. One significant discovery made through our research is Price s ideology that the public can have unprecedented control over their environment with the correct use of new technology. This ultimately results in a building type that could be responsive to visitors needs and the many activities intended to take place there: the Fun Palace. This project serves as a contemporary critique on the findings made through the analysis of Cedric Price and his unrealized Fun Palace. As a virtual architecture with no singular program, we embraced the notion of a building that could reconfigure itself to accomodate an endless variety of functions, placing our emphasis on the user and the way each visitor experienced the space they inhabitated. Our interpretation of human involvement with their environment is best visualized in section model form- in which projection screens serve to maximize the user s experience. The screens and mirrors and in the service tower provide visual connectivity into the transition moment from anticipatory space to becoming a spectator of the performance venue.


City Context Analysis

A photo montage of elements of Champaign/Urbana served as a preliminary study in the analysis of this visionary city, as the Fun Palace represented the convergence of the site and human event.

The series of original drawings by Cedric Price are concentrated on a smaller portion of the Fun Palace. A particular site, London s Camden Town, was selected and emphasized because of the wide variety of transportation accomodations that were available to the patrons.

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Large and Medium-Scale Site Maps

Fun Palace Constructed into a Section Model

Conceptual Framework Sketch

Structural Axonometric

These snapshots capture a spatial sequence that coreographs the edge from which the total construct may be seen as a spectacle. This notion was illustrated by providing each patron the ability to monitor various activities from multiple vantage points within the construct.


In this world of global practice it is imperative that you actively engage in open dialogue with your fellow collaborators and everyone you meet. Real listening does not take place unless you are willing to be changed by the person you are listening to. -Alan Alda, actor


+ 03 ISLAMIC EDUCATIONAL FACILITY Studio: Location: Type: Date: Instructor: Team:

Through the study of the city of Zurich and research of a specific program, we were challenged to compose a spatial relationship between two opposing identitiesthat of the typical Swiss culture and an Islamic Research Center. Early studies into the photographic works of Shirin Neshat and various Iranian artists aided in the understanding of what it means to assimilate between local and foreign cultures and transcend specific cultural boundaries.

[ARCH 374] Arch Design and the city Zurich, Switzerland global mirage spring 2010 J. Larsen Kenneth Doroba


The purpose of the Islamic Educational Facility is to unite a learning experience with the Islamic religious institution. This contemporary structure, alongside with the environmentally-friendly transportation routes compliment the urban fabric of the city. The design of the ground level accomodates the existing bike path and promotes the interplay of public and private spaces. A bike rental station at the ground level advances a healthier mode of transportation. The learning process begins at the second level where a library offers a wide range of information pertaining to the Islamic culture and Zurich. The skin of the building reflects the shelving units that compose the archive within. The archives also act as a threshold between what could be interpreted as public and private programmatic spaces. The educational experience reaches its peak at the two upper-most levels of the building which serve as a mosque, providing a place for prayer and religious worship. Therefore, the patrons of the Islamic Educational Facility will embark on a unique learning and religious experience. Furthermore, the Islamic Educational Facility provides patrons with a center for exchanges of identities between existing sociocultural conditions of Switzerland and the Muslim world.


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Site Plan within Zurich, Switzerland Context highlighting the city s bike path routes

Progressive Model Analysis

Phase 1: Rockite Model illustrates the concepts of implied lines, porosity and paths.


Phase 2: Circulation Foam Model

Phase 3: Massive Foam Model

Phase 4: Foam Envelope Study

Phase 5: Final Wood Model

Pathways winding in

Program placement and

Combining a massive form and

Culmination of diagrammatic,

and around a shape.

spatial experimentation.

a circulation scheme in one, uniform design.

circulation, and structural design concepts.

East-Facing Section

South-Facing Section



ARCHIVE WITHIN REVEALED______ Thinnest weight: private archive [isolated cubicle] Thickest weight: public archive [desks / tables] Voids in surface: light passage [windows] Flat-faced facade: extreme private [prayer stations, washroom, etc]

Exterior Rendering

Facade Study

1_outdoor cafe 2_kitchen/cafe 3_lobby 4_mechanical 5_restrooms 6_bike rental station 7_reading rooms 8_oďŹƒce space 9_exhibition space 10_library 11_lecture hall 12_computer lab 13_classrooms 14_library 2 15_communal wash space 16_ men s prayer hall 17_women s prayer hall

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Ground Level Plan

Second Floor Plan


Third Floor Plan

Circulation Diagram


Exterior Rendering


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Fourth Floor Plan

Fifth Floor Plan


+ 04 NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSE Studio: Location: Type: Date: Instructor: Team:

[ARCH 231] Anatomy of Buildings Urbana, IL construction study fall 2008 M. Taylor Kenneth Doroba Joshua Endress Emmanuel Garcia Stephanie Litza

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After the analysis of various contruction types in the classroom, students organized teams and were assigned their own case study houses on the University of Illinois s campus. Equipped with merely sketchbooks, measuring tape, and cameras, each team came up with the appropriate dimensions and information of their respective houses. These findings were then translated into construction documents and a 1/8 scale model.

Living Room

Dining Room

First Floor Plan



Office Space

Conference Room

South Elevation








Second Floor Plan

The entire model was constructed by hand using bass wood, balsa wood, and foam core. Two section cuts were made to pull out of the overall construct in order to reveal the building s interior. I chose to emphasize the section at the house s northwest corner.


+ 05 TEMPLE HOYNE BUELL HALL ADDITION Studio: Location: Type: Date: Instructor:

[ARCH 271] Graphics for Architects Urbana, IL design addition fall 2008 A. Warren

This project began with an extensive exploration into the prevalent design elements of Temple Hoyne Buell Hall- the university s meeting place for all things architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Observational drawings were completed and details were examined, while photographs of the building s main design features at each elevation were taken and arranged in montage diagram form. A design concept developed from this composition and was used to realize the form of the existing building. The addition s design was an attempt to recreate the curvilinear curtain glass wall at the building s southwest facade to expose this key feature to the rest of the campus at a smaller scale. The expanded space would provide additional capacity for studio or computer laboratory space, while creating a marquee to the north entrance.

Photo-Montage Diagram


Exploded Axonometric Drawing

Design Element Detail - Graphite

Perspective Projection with Collage / Contextual Elements


Exploded Axonometric Renderinghighlighting each connection between basket and stand


independent furniture construction spring 2011

Hardwood dimension boards of hard maple and soild poplar were selected from the local lumberyard. The machines utilized in the cradle s construction include a table saw, band saw, mitar saw, drill press, power sanders, and power drills. The installation of pivot hinge hardware between endboards and posts allows the cradle to rock back and forth freely. The 40 tall ďŹ nished cradle was coated with an application of white, lead-free primer to ensure safe occupancy.

Image on left: Exploded DetailPivot hinge connecting wood members

Decorative spindles successfully attached to bottom and top rails. Spliced headboard and footboard glue together, held by clamps.


Both end posts stand perpendicular to the ground axis, resting on each respective base piece. A stretcher links each base, laterally braced by cleats.

Two separate components- the basket and the stand- are attached at the top with pivot hinges. The cradle is fully assembled, and swings freely.



London 78

Basel, Switzerland

London Cityscape


Jaipur, India

The Fire House in the Town Square, Disneyland, CA

Education is all about trust. The best teachers embrace the future by trusting the student, supporting the growth of something that cannot by seen yet, an emergent sensibility that cannot be judged by contemporary standards. A school dedicated to the unique life and impact of the thoughtful architect must foster a way of thinking that draws on everything that is known in order to jump into the unknown, trusting the formulations of the next generation that by deďŹ nition defy the logic of the present. Education becomes a form of optimism that gives our ďŹ eld a future by trusting the students to see, think, and do things we cannot. -Mark Wigley, New York architect


Kenneth W Doroba Architectural Portfolio  

Comprehensive portfolio of studio and independent work completed during my undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Cha...