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KAITLYN MOLNER A R C H I T E C T U R E

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D E S I G N


KAITLYN P. MOLNER

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230 S. Second St. Fowlerville, MI 48836 T: (517) 763-4834 E: kpmolner@bsu.edu

Objective

My career goal is to become a licensed architect focusing on energy and sustainable practices. I am currently searching for an internship to gain some practical experience that would improve my design process and better prepare me for a career in the architecture field.

Education

Ball State University - Muncie, IN Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture • Minoring in Construction Management • Cumulative GPA of 3.77

Skills and Expertise

August 2011 - present

• Lasercutting and engraving • EcoTect Analysis - Sustainable Building Design Analysis

Ever So Green Property Maintenance

Sales Associate • Processed purchases • Greeted customers and recommended products • Maintained the sales floor • Processed shipments and markdowns

Old Navy Outlet Sales Associate • Operated cash register • Assisted customers on the sales floor and fitting rooms • Processed shipments and markdowns

• Climate Consultant 5.4

May 2013 - August 2013

Landscape Maintenance Crew • Addressed general landscaping needs • Created and maintained landscape features for various clients

Under Armour Outlet Factory House

Revit (3D modeling and rendering Rhinoceros 5.0 (3D modeling) AutoCAD Sketchup 8.0 Lumion, Vray, 3D Studio Max (rendering) Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

• Dean’s List

Work Experience

• • • • • •

Howell, M I

Volunteer Experience

Through Emerging Green Builders I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity near Cincinnati. I also joined a Circle K group for a volunteer opportunity with the Boys and Girls Club of Muncie.

Clubs and Societies

• American Institute of Architecture Students ( AIAS ) • Emerging Green Builders ( EGB ) • Ball State Ballroom Dance League

Awards

• • • • •

November 2010 - August 2011 Howell, MI

November 2009 - April 2011 Howell, MI

Ball State Presidential Scholarship Dean’s List TRW Engineering Scholarship Fowlerville Rotary Service Scholarship GVSU Award for Excellence

References available upon request


BALL STATE UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

KAITLYN MOLNER

UNDERGRAD PORTFOLIO


[dis] Integrate

Bring together components that have endured over time to create an integral whole

WOOD SHADING DETAIL DETROIT DELRAY MICHIGAN

RUSTED STEEL SCREEN DETAIL

ROOF/TERRACE CORNER DETAIL 2014 ASCA/AISC Steel Design Competition

The structural bones reference the industrial

Adaptability

system. The design considers current program

surrounding neighborhood. Instead, the design

heritage of Detroit. Repetition of a modified bowstring truss creates delicate, yet rigid

integrates

structural bays supporting a flexible system.

can change the buildings’ usage. Reacting to

The

border crossing

alone

or

sever

refuses to stand

connections

with

the

the life and vitality that once

defined Detroit—and still invigorates those who live there. This new design

weaves into

By

modulating

individual elements in the

is the beauty of this building

but also anticipates unforeseen conditions that

Detroit’s

ever-changing needs, the same

design, the overall building composition can

kit of parts can continue to serve the people by

and redefines Delray and Detroit.

take different forms. Also, the truss reacts to the

reintegrating discarded materials, building

(In collaboration with Emily Hendershott)

climate as its form readily sheds winter snow.

and site patterns, and social activities.


SITE

Corrugated Metal Roof Aluminum Mullion system

Wood slats for shading INSPECTION APPROACH

Wood Planters PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Steel Sun Screen

[dis] assembly Components of the system can be assembled, rearranged and disassembled in a way that allows for easy reconfiguration.

BUILDING SECTION

Warehouse

ADP + Labs

Fitness

Offices

Kennels + Holding

Customs Hall


JUXTAPOSITION

Indiana Concrete Masonry Association Competition

Contrast allows the University of Saint Francis multi-use facility to celebrate surrounding historic buildings. Acting as a counter-point to the Performing Arts Center, the two buildings frame a social plaza. “Green” terraces and daylighting techniques emphasize Fort Wayne’s efforts to revitalize and stimulate the community. In response to the material aspect of the project, concrete masonry is highlighted to show its structural capabilities. Load-bearing walls on the north side rise up through the retail and housing services becoming visible to the exterior space before supporting student housing above. A hexagonal structural grid for underground parking provides flexibility for multi-directional positioning of these load-bearing walls. Apartment-style housing is an attractive feature for students and other residents. Through contrast, this design strives to become a

dynamic asset to the community.

Date Completed:

April 2013

Programs Utilized:

Revit + Lumion

Focus:

Spatial Relationships


Nova Scotia The Water’s Edge Cabins + Landscape

Perspective

K A I T Ly N P .

Date Completed:

November 2011

Skills Developed: Hand drawing (ink on velum) Page composition Focus:

Design graphic skills + visual communication

The skills used to construct these drawings will be useful in any type of design work. Though the same tools are used for sketching, this demonstrated an entirely different way to record and communicate information.

The next phase, using pen on mylar, included landscape and the importance of trees to cast shade, define space, and function as screens. Elements of the final presentation were arranged tactfully to emphasize composition and flow.

WEST West ELEVATION Elevation

Floor Plan

North Elevation

FLOOR PLAN

SECTION Section

MOLNER


SANTA FE

Architects’ office + Residential space

Mixed-Use Project

Residential and Commercial

Green design

Sun, daylight, natural ventilation, passive solar design

Location

Lat. 35.62, Long. 106.08 and Elev. 6,344

Winds

Blow from north to south all months except May when winds blow from WSW

City block

48-ft. deep lots surround central parking court. Parking area covered by an arbor and vines to reduce heat island effect Mixed-use lots are 24-ft. wide x 48-ft. deep

Structural dimensions

12’ x 12’ square structural bay

Social modules [living, dining, kitchen & related spaces and storage] Private modules [sleeping, primary bath & related spaces and storage] Commercial modules [shop space & related spaces and storage]


Date Completed:

September 2012

BEACH HOUSE

Reference A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander

Skills Developed:

Wood framing

techniques Passive design

Pattern 73 - Adventure Playground. Inspiration came from an important adventure playground from my childhood, the hayloft at my grandma’s farm.

Boardwalk doesn’t appear continuous, therefore,

Studio Focus:

Practical Design

deterring people that would otherwise use it as a shortcut.

Approach changes views focusing on the environment and different focal points avoiding views of the bedrooms.

Entrance serves as a gathering point when entering and

exiting the structure and includes Pattern 125 - Stair Seats.

Bathroom hidden by trees. Form allows for vertical circulation, while repecting privacy of bedrooms. Multiple Paths for circulation. Bedrooms are separate and not adjoining to a social

space to reduce noise and allow for a better transition to these private spaces.

Pattern 127 - Privacy Gradient defines the way people enter the structure and get to the bedrooms.

Roofs angled down to allow for unobstructed views in the social space.


MOTION

Hospital and Wellness Facility - Muncie, IN The design of the medical center references the idea that a medical clinic is intended to promote a person’s mobility. The building is focused on the extension of circulation areas.

Sustainability:

Parking areas utililize perforated pavers to allow drainage without sacrificing stability. Exterior corridors curve to track the sun. Light shelves along these corridors shade sun in the summer, while allowing direct sunlight into the space during the winter soaking into the thermal mass of concrete floor and walls. A roof garden with access from the second floor gives staff and visitors views of nature while lowering the Solar Reflective Index (SRI) of the roof and retaining rainwater onsite. The addition of a trail and multi-use space allows this idea of motion to reach out to all facets of wellness. Therefore, it becomes more than just a place to get you back on your feet. The already healthy client is also encouraged to improve their state of overall wellness.


Programs Utilized:

Revit + Rhino

Focus:

Space/Structural Relationships + Intro to Environmental Schemes

WINTER SUN

March 2013

SUMMER SUN

Date Completed:


RECHARGE The Recharge Initiative, sited on 16th street in Indianapolis,

transportation as it relates to the smaller scale of community

is a multi-modal transit hub designed to create an

and individuals. Such ideas include a ‘Bike Collective’ and

experience along the Monon Trail. The trail currently provides

‘Car Share’ program. Adjacent to the historic Tinker Flats

a great opportunity for pedestrians and bikers to commute

building, which has plans for redevelopment as a food and

Lumion

downtown, however, it can also be seen as an expressway

beverage incubator, and down the street from businesses

Photoshop

that cuts through the neighborhoods in its path. Upon analysis

like Mama Wood’s Soul Food Restaurant, the anchor point

Illustrator

of the site, it became apparent that the Monon Trail could

for the project utilizes 16th street store frontage for a bus stop

actually become a resource for the community with potential

coffee shop that helps strengthen the 16th street food and

for interactions with the surrounding spaces and people. To

beverage corridor. At the same time, it provides for an

achieve this, the project brings together existing ideas about

exchange of modal types that encourage interactiions.

Date Completed:

March 2014

Programs Utilized:

Revit

Studio Focus:

Community driven design


DN

WH

BIKE COLLECTIVE

PAVILLION

COFFEE SHOP

O’BANNON SOCCER FIELDS

MONON TRAIL

16TH STREET

RESTROOMS


KAITLYN P. MOLNER 230 S. Second St. Fowlerville, MI 48836 T: (517) 763-4834 E: kpmolner@bsu.edu

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