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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO KIMBERLY MURRAY . BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN ARCITECTURE . UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS


CONTENT PREFACE RESUME

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PROJECTS ART CORRIDOR

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CANTILIVER

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LYCEUM COMPETITION

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WOOD MUSEUM

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UACDC FOOD CITY SCENARIO 2030

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SKETCHES

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ROME

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KIMBERLY MURRAY CONTACT

Telphone : E-mail : Address:

(479)-313-1979 kimberly.yu.murray@gmail.com 7936 East 60th Street South, Apt. 90-002, Tulsa OK, 74145

PROFILE

Objective: Availability:

I am seeking full time employment as an Architectural Intern From June 2nd 2013

SKILLS

Proficient or familiar with a vast array of programs, drawing concepts and mediums, including: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Rhino with Grasshopper plugin InDesignAutodesk AutoCad and Revit Hand Drafting and Rendering Model Making

EDUCATION

Education:

Professional Bachelor degree in Architecture University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture, Fayetteville 2013

EXPERIENCE

School Projects:

Residential, Museums, Structural Installations, Lyceum Competion Mausoleum in the City, Arts and Commercial Buildings, City Planning Scenarios

ACTIVITIES AND INTERSET

Organization: Caribbean Student Organization- Current Member Honors Program: August 2009 to December 2010 Traveling: France, England, Italy

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ARTS

CORRIDOR

Within the downtown area of Little Rock Arkansas, a new Arts Corridor is created along Main Street. What once were desolate shops and unoccupied sidewalks are replaced with art related buildings and street vendors to bring life back to the lifeless area. The gateway to this new corridor starts at the intersection of Main Street and Capitol where multipurpose building containing a Black-box theater is located.

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The downtown area of Little rock Arkansas was once a thriving area, but now has been left desolate from the migration of the population to the outskirts of the city to the suburbs. The project explores ways to revitalize this area, in particular the Main Street than runs from the river to the city center. The context of the building is diverse. It faces the famous Boile building and is adjacent to corporate buildings, a parking garage and hotels. The building is conceived as two volumes that are connected by the core that becomes the melting pot for activity and movement. The staircase within core that engages the south face of the building is the figurative translation of this idea 5


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This building has both commercial and art uses. The program requires 10 story office spaces, a black box theater, cafĂŠ, photography studio, dance studio and other support spaces. The office spaces are located right above the black box theater and the art spaces are placed right along the street edge to allow for visibility. The black box theater spills out into the courtyard to allow the pedestrians to experience it as they walk by. The building use a louver and metal screen system as a way to protect the interior from the heat and sun rays. It is only on the upper portion of each floor to allow visibility outward. The building uses a simple steel beam and column structural system.

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CANTILIVER PROJECT

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This project was an exercise of the structural capacity for folding, curving and tessellating surfaces. The folding form was inspired by origami. The 6 foot structure was attached at one end about 4ft high and cantilevered 5 ft. Weights were applied to the unattached end until it bend or broke. This structure weighed about 7lbs and held about 65lbs. It is made out of 7ply plywood and joined with wood glue and metal wire.

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LYCEUM COMPETITION “The Lyceum Fellowship was established in 1985 to advance the development of the next generation of talent by creating a vehicle for stimulating perceptive reasoning and inspiring creative thought in our field. Through a unique structure of design competition and prizewinning travel grants it seeks to establish a dialogue through design among selected schools of architecture.The design programs are developed by leading architects and judged by insightful jury members.The prize money is targeted for travel grants during the students academic study years, thereby directly influencing their studies.� www.lyceum-fellowship.org

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For this year’s project a Local/Global Rest Area was proposed in the Great Salt Lake Desert along the I-80 highway where a 17 meter long land art installation is located. The building is submerged partially into the ground to allow the occupants to experience the vast landscape at eye-level and combat the extreme temperature changes. The Salt flat desert has extreme dry heat during the day and drops down to very low temperatures at night. The use of earth-rammed walls allows the rooms to be cool during the day and warm at night.

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An underpass was design to connect the existing parking to the proposed Rest Area. The underpass is partially shaded to allow for light and air movement. Cascading benches are located along one side of the underpass to allow the visitors to participate in leisure activities such as reading and sun bathing. The roof is supported by trusses, while the benches sit on a concrete frame. 15


WOOD MUSUEM Fort Smith Arkansas once was the leading production area for hard wood products in the United States but the industry has diminished. This museum seeks to celebrate the rich history of hardwood production in this area and share it with upcoming generations. The museum is proposed within a forest located near Fort Chaffee in Fort Smith. A morphed bar cascades down the slope of the forest to allow for the museum to capture the unique topography change of the site and the trees around it. It is not often that the context directly relates to the art work being displayed, therefore effort has been made to draw connection between nature and the production of it (the art).

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The entry is located between the private administrative wing and the public museum wing. The private wing holds the archives, offices, photography room, labs and other supports spaces, while the public wings contains a cafĂŠ, gifts shop and exhibit spaces. The exhibit spaces shift to allow for the surrounding trees to be experienced of four sides versus two. The volumes that hold artwork are preserved a glass vitrines while the spaces between are more heavy and mass-like. At the end of the exhibit space an outdoor elevated walkway with platforms is proposed that allows visitors to experience nature at a higher vantage point.

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The exterior finishes are concrete, brick veneer and coated glazing to protect the artifacts. Within the exhibits space the ceiling is covered with a patterned perforated mesh panels, the floor is treated oak, and the walls are glass and concrete covered in white gypsum board. The exterior walkway is made of wood slats and the railing is metal rods. 20

EXHIBITS

ADMINISTRATION

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER “Since 1995, the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) has provided award-winning, innovative planning to communities and organizations throughout Arkansas. Using teams of students and professional staff, the community design center prepares multi-faceted design solutions that promote economic development, enhance the natural environment, and improve public health. Along the way, the community design center has picked up more than 25 regional, national and international design and planning awards, and six national education awards. UACDC services are enhanced by collaborations with the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam Walton College of Business, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, Audubon Arkansas, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.� UNIVERSITY OFARKANSAS 22


FOOD CITY 2030 Fayetteville AR is expected to double its population by 2030. This project seeks to explore the best way to expand the city as well as allow it to be food neutral (the city is able to produce food to sustain atleast its population). The entire scenario requires 2000 units of housing with an average of 15 units per acre and 100,000 acres of agriculture area. This project address 4 arces of agriculture and 100 units of housing.

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CROP2 HOUSING

GREEN AREAS AND MAIN ROADS

RIPARIAN ZONES AND MOUNTAIN TOPS

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Most of the proposed agriculture will be located on the outskirt of the city much like a tradition city transept. The density is focused around several centers through the city along major intersection. In this project the intervention takes place at the intersection of Huntsville and Crossover road, where the Mt. Sequoyah and southern farmlands are located. It is established that a great place to cultivate crops, nuts in particular, are in riparian zones. The center, the hilltop development and the farmlands are stitch together by a green network created by the cultivated riparian zone. Within this scenario, several districts can be found. These include the dense commons or city center, the school, the big box housing and the hillside development. On the hillside are several towers with agricultural plots weaving in between them. Housing is located throughout with the exception of a lookout floor on the top. In the areas where single family housing is located, several community gardens are implemented along a proposed bike trail.


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UNVIRSITY OF ARKANSAS ROME CENTER “Located in Palazzo Taverna, one of the most prestigious palaces in the heart of Rome and former headquarters of the National Institute of Architecture (IN/ARCH), the University of Arkansas Rome Center immerses fourth-year architecture students in a full semester program that offers courses in architectural design, architectural and urban history, historic preservation and Italian culture and language. As part of the program and curriculum, students participate in several day trips and work under the direction of Davide Vitali, an Italian architect who oversees the program. Students participating in the Rome program also have the unique opportunity to benefit from faculty from local partner universities, and participate in workshops and seminars with international students.� UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

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Ungraduate Portfolio  

Selected Projects from my Undergraduate education.