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kevin michael sullivan

bs biochemistry (santa clara university) applicant of: master of landscape architecture first professional degree


Kevin M Sullivan 4128 Via Mirada Sarasota, Fl 941.586.4242 kev.m.sullivan@gmail.com

SUMMARY: Graduated with BS in Biochemistry Experience with custom water feature design Proficient with MS Office, Adobe CS4, Windows XP, Mac OS

EXPERIENCE: Assistant Designer Lucas Lagoons Inc., Sarasota, FL Assisted in design development of custom water features Responsible for applying design to physical site Assured quality through maintenance of previous projects

2004, 2005, 2009

2009 Sustainability Outreach Mentor Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University Guided high school students competing in a sustainability decathlon Acted as a liaison between local schools and the hosting university Mentored students in developing strategies for promoting sustainability

Research Assistant Dr. Michael Carrasco, Santa Clara University Conducted organic synthesis procedures of novel amino acids Synthesized and purified polypeptide chains Compiled research for eventual publication in scientific journals

2006-2009

Analytical Chemistry TA Chemistry Department, Santa Clara University Designed a course website for instrument instruction Taught students analytical techniques and instrument operation Prepped lab for experiments and graded notebooks

fall 2009

EDUCATION: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Ca Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry GPA- 3.25 on a 4.0 scale

ACTIVITIES: Participant, Harvard GSD Career Discovery Summer 2009 Programs Director, Member, Chemistry Club, 2008-2009, 2005-2009 Captain, Santa Clara Men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee Team, 2005-2009 Percussion Student, CNCEA, Havana, Cuba Fall 2007 Spanish Student, EF Language School, Quito, Ecuador 2004-2005 Student, National Outdoor Leadership School, New Zealand 2005-2006

2005-2009


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identity: chemistry identity: cuba identity: florida

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sketch: charcoal

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tangibles: chair tangibles: desk tangibles: night stand

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projects: spatial projects: city hall plaza

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graphite

Plastilina

Plastilina 2009

My thought process involves transition in medium as well as abstraction of concept through iteration.


identity


biochemistry

As a major I found that drawing, in extra detail, the molecules I was studying to be a great way to ingrain the spacial qualities which are directly linked to the function of the molecule.

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sketch: sketch:charcoal charcoal tangibles: tangibles:chair chair tangibles: tangibles:desk desk tangibles: tangibles:night nightstand stand

projects: projects:spatial spatial projects: city projects: cityhall hallplaza plaza

graphite 2008

my favorite amino acid, histidine actually space-filling view


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While working as a researcher in a Bioorganic lab, I became intimately familiar with mechanistic diagrams like this one explaining the synthesis of cholesterol. This is a favorite synthesis of mine due to the complexity that is achieved through the uncontrolled cascading of electrons.


ATP

This is (Adenosine triphosphate), a very important molecule found in all living things. Cleavage of the bond between the second and third phosphate on the far left converts Adenosine TRIphosphate to Adenosine DIphosphate, releasing energy that powers some part of nearly every biochemical pathway in living organisms.

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sketch: sketch:charcoal charcoal tangibles: tangibles:chair chair tangibles: tangibles:desk desk tangibles: tangibles:night nightstand stand

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Photoshop 2008 graphite 2009


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These are images from and inspired by a semester spent living in Havana, national school of music.

graphite 2007

Cuba

while taking percussion classes at the

photo 2007


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Living in Cuba really brought to my attention the permanence of the built environment. Much of the urban space of prerevolution Cuba has been left unattended to creating unique imagery that reinforces the importance of responsible design. This is a 7km seawall 90 miles from Key West, el MalĂŠcon.

sketch: sketch:charcoal charcoal tangibles: tangibles:chair chair tangibles: tangibles:desk desk tangibles: tangibles:night nightstand stand

projects: projects:spatial spatial projects: city projects: cityhall hallplaza plaza

HDR photo 2007

graphite 2007


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Florida

the majority of my life and draw a lot of inspiration from the natural landscape and wildlife.

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colored pencil 2009

graphite 2008


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sketch: sketch:charcoal charcoal tangibles: tangibles:chair chair tangibles: tangibles:desk desk tangibles: tangibles:night nightstand stand

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graphite 2008


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charcoal 2008

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ink 2008


sketch: graphite

charcoal

I enjoy sketching with vine . The nature of the medium allows for an uninhibited transfer from mind to paper.

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sketch: charcoal

charcoal 2008 identity: chemistry identity: cuba

tangables: table tangable: desk

projects: process projects: space projects: city hall plaza


tangibles


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chair

I saw a similar to this somewhere and was very intrigued by the support design. It turned out a lot more comfortable than it looks.


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tangable: desk

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desk

I made this originally as simply as I could for a speedy and cheap build. After finishing it I found the design rather interesting.


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night stand

This was built as a trial run for a concrete counter top. Concrete is a fun material to work with and creates interesting looking objects with endless possibilities.

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concrete mold (inverted negative)


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tangable: desk

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Projects


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This is an exercise from the Harvard GSD career discovery program. The objective was to key in

GSD CD project 1

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spatial condition

on a for a 50’ by 50’ space that could accommodate groups ranging in size: 1, 5, and 25. The project duration was one week.

graphite 2009

These are study models exploring the idea of canopy.

cardboard & tape 2009


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projects: space

GSD CD project 1

These study models explore the concept of threshold. The first two mimic nature to help realize the definition.

projects: city hall plaza

The second set attempts to compare the impact of threshold in terms of change in material and change in elevation.


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paper & chip 2009

edge

My final abstract concept stemmed from the idea of the shifting of a coastline. Pictured to the left are early iterations with the latest iteration above and on the next page.


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projects: space

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paper & cardboard 2009


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current city hall plaza

These works are part of the proposal for the final individual project in the career discovery program. The problem was to address the space surrounding Boston’s City Hall. My proposal involved a major change in topography, creating a new site hydrology which incorporated an urban wetland. The formation of the topography also created a new focal point to the site revealing a dramatic view of Boston’s North End, while still maintaining a space for large gatherings. The project duration was two weeks.

inspiration: ‘flooded sea of brick’

current city hall plaza after rain


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By reorienting the drainage of the site toward permeable water catchments, an urban wetland was created in the less circulated portion of the space. This addresses the current lack of drainage on the site.

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three major zones: brick- yellow grass- turquoise wetland- blue


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