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Kristin Nothwehr

kristin.nothwehr@gmail.com | 712-303-0902 | 601 W. 115th St., New York, NY 10025 | www.kristin-nothwehr.com

Education Yale School of Architecture Yale College

Experience Master of Architecture, 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2010

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen Brussels, Belgium 2016 (4 months)

– Collaborated on four competition proposals, including the winning entry for a 28,000 m² mixed-use development in Brussels – Specialized in image production, creating the representation for all new projects during my tenure

Nominated for ‘FARMERS’ CO-OP’ in the Advanced Studio led by Kersten Geers. Award recognizes “the best solution to an architectural project in an Advanced Studio.”

Kohn Pedersen Fox New York, NY 2015 (3 months)

– Curated and produced new drawings and diagarams of the firm’s projects to be published in print and online

Vlock Building Project New Haven, CT 2014 (3 months)

– Managed a team of 54 classmates to produce the set of construction documents used to fabricate an 800 sf. house in New Haven as CD Coordinator for the Vlock Building Project

Joeb Moore & Partners Greenwich, CT 2014 (3 months)

– Managed a group of five interns and full-time staff in the coordination and production of drawings for the firm’s forthcoming monograph – Developed style guide and coordinated the development of presentation drawings for ten featured projects – Redesigned and prepared presentation drawings for an unbuilt project in preparation for awards submission

Moschella + Roberts New York, NY 2012-2013 (1.5 Years)

– Coordinated with clients and contractors, facilitated acquisition of permits and building approvals, and developed interiors, finishes, and specifications, in addition to design and construction document responsibilities – Project manager for multiple residential projects with budgets ranging from $80k - $500k – Lead designer for two apartment renovation projects – Prepared schematic design, permit, and construction documents

Honors H.I Feldman Prize Nomination (2016)

Henry A. Pfisterer Scholarship (2016)

Awarded to a graduating student in recognition of “outstanding academic performance.”

James Gamble Rogers Scholarship (2015)

Awarded to second-year students in recognition of “skill in design and critical thought.”

Retrospecta Publication (2008-2016) Yale School of Architecture

‘FARMERS’ CO-OP’ project, Retrospecta 39. ‘INDUSTRIAL PARK’ project, Retrospecta 38. ‘PENN DESIGN’ project, Retrospecta 38. ‘DWELLING CODE’ project, Retrospecta 37. ‘MINIMAL DWELLING’ project, Retrospecta 37. ‘JAMES STIRLING ANALYSIS’ project, Retrospecta 32.

Year-End Exhibition (2015-2016) Yale School of Architecture

‘FARMERS’ CO-OP’ project (Out With a Bang, 2016) ‘INDUSTRIAL PARK’ project (Edge of Tomorrow, 2015) ‘PENN DESIGN’ project (Edge of Tomorrow, 2015)

Software Design Visualization BIM

” AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup, Vectorworks Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, VRay, Keyshot ArchiCAD, Revit

Argyle Design Brooklyn, NY 2010-2012 (1.5 Years)

– Designed and prototyped interactive installations, coordinated with exhibition writers to integrate content, and prepared design and construction documents – Developed interactive installation for EdVenture Children’s Museum, including gameplay, mechanical and electrical operations, overall design and graphic integration – Designed new large-scale interactives and integrated furniture system for a new invention-based exhibit at the Las Vegas Discovery Children's Museum


Hello I’m Kristin. I’m an intern architect seeking employment as same. I have more than three years of experience as an architect and exhibition designer and a brand new master’s degree from the Yale School of Architecture. I’m looking for work here in New York City, ideally with a young office that’s interested in building both opportunistically and with purpose.

Contents STUDENT

5 – Pnyx Convention Hall (Fall 2015) 13 – Bridgeport Industrial Park (Spring 2015) 19 – Post Office Precedent Study (Spring 2016)

Most recently, I worked with OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen in Brussels, where I saw four competitions through to submittal. This experience afforded me the opportunity to work alongside the principals to translate conceptual ideas in their infancy into cohesive design proposals. As the image guru, I also gained valuable training in producing good work under tight deadlines. From 2013-2016, I completed my M.Arch I degree at Yale. In my final semester I was nominated for the H.I. Feldman Prize, which recognizes the top project at YSOA in a given year. I was also awarded the James Gamble Rogers scholarship in my second year, and my work was published numerous times in Retrospecta. Prior to my graduate studies, I spent three years working in New York City. At Moschella + Roberts, we built high end interiors and renovations. As employee number one, I got my hands dirty managing construction, communicating with clients and contractors, preparing DOB submittals, and assembling construction documents. I’m equally interested in the image and the detail drawing, and I hope to find an office that values both. I’m motivated, hard-working, and scrappy (and more down-to-earth in person). Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Kristin Nothwehr

1 – Image Manifesto (Fall 2015)

23 – Farmers’ Co-op (Spring 2016)

PROFESSIONAL

31 – Havenlaan 12 (OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen) 32 – Marly (OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen) 33 – Land Van Nu (OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen) 34 – Plantentuin (OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen


Student Work ­–– Yale School of Architecture


Pnyx Convention Hall

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Pnyx Convention Hall –– Thessaloniki CRITIC: Elia Zenghelis

This project is an element of a larger conceptual group master plan for the empty center of Thessaloniki. The extant exposition complex located in the city’s geographic center sits vacant throughout most of the year, resulting in a void at the critical central hinge of the city. As a group, our studio aimed to reverse the city’s outward expansion and bring activity back to the center with a collage of new housing and institutional projects. This building, a convention center and hotel, aims to consolidate and amplify the program of the Helexpo site into a single building to host small conventions, and to better facilitate the Prime

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Minister’s economic address held annually in Thessaloniki. The site was chosen for its proximity to the existing City Hall, as well as its position adjacent to the waterfront promenade, which enabled the project to dwell in the inherent friction between its public and private functions. The project aims to become a monument for Greek citizens while serving the international community that generates nearly 18% of the country’s gross domestic product. The program of the hotel and convention center is consolidated within a generic, gridded space that supports and surrounds a new public interior.

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GROUND LEVEL PLAN Public Plaza

UPPER LEVEL PLAN Exhibition Hall

Sited on the axis to the museum corridor, the first floor creates a marked public territory bookended by two hotel slabs that support public programs.

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The upper level spans between the two hotel slabs, establishing a universal exhibition space interrupted only by the ellipsoidal form of the public assembly hall.

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SECTION Transverse The generic gridded space of the hotel and convention hall gives way to the heterogeneous public program that occupies the interior.

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UNROLLED ELEVATION Public Interior The public interior operates outside the political and physical structures of the city. This inner world, supported by the armature of private program, is occupiable on all four surfaces.

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IMAGE MANIFESTO Armature

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Industrial Park

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Industrial Park –– Bridgeport, CT CRITIC Ed Mitchell COLLABORATOR Anthony Gagliardi SELECTED Retrospecta (2015)

This site on the Southeast end of Bridgeport, Connecticut, presents a microcosm of the larger issues afflicting the city. With four disparate programmmatic zones (recreation, industry, residential and institutional) harshly juxtaposed against one another, the Broad Street artery connecting downtown with the waterfront has become a no man’s land – an unoccupied line of demarcation with no character or pedestrian presence. Our project aims to enliven this territory, allowing each

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of these four programs to reclaim ground while providing a more unified identity. The three large power plants on the site devalue the property in their immediate area, yet their presence provides the economic lifeblood of the city and looms large as an icon for Bridgeport. Our project seeks to learn from these industrial structures, taking formal and operative cues from this typology and repurposing their program as a public amenity.

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ISOMETRIC Program Bands

DIAGRAM Programmatic Overlap

While Broad Street remains as a prime axis for the new district, the serpentine pedestrian path allows program to traverse the line, playfully undermining the former boundary.

New development seeks to blur the division between residential development and existing industrial structures.

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AXONOMETRIC Aerial View Broad Street corridor viewed from the South.

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MODEL 1:500

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U.S. Post Office

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U.S. Post Office Precedent Study –– Columbus, IN CRITIC Kersten Geers PRECEDENT U.S. Post Office Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo

This studio aimed to study the American village, in search of a form for the contemporary town commons. We began with a study of the work of four architects, or “ancestors,” who have sought this form with different means and results. Throughout, we adhered to a strict format for our representation that progressed from a scale of 1:2000 to 1:20. In this analysis of Kevin Roche’s U.S. Post Office, I was interested in the way in which the architect attempts to bestow civic presence on the compact footprint of the post office typology.

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Claiming a full city block at the edge of Columbus, he establishes a loggia on the axis approaching the courthouse, that most visible icon of the American small town, which he would later extend with the addition of his project for the Cummins Engine Headquarters. Though the project ultimately fails to fully achieve its civic ambition, resulting in a fortresslike appearance on its North and South facades, the gesture toward the courthouse through the appropriation of classical forms served as a model for the studio.

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Farmers’ Co-op (Midterm)

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Farmers’ Co-op (Midterm) –– Page County, IA CRITIC Kersten Geers

This studio began with a broad mission – to investigate the even covered field in the United States through a search for the commons in the American village. We selected a rural site in the Corn Belt and studied the physical and political forces that govern the productive landscape. While profits in commodity crop production are only increasing, agricultural communities are suffering a demographic crisis in the form of an aging, maledominated population. In response, we have proposed a network of farming co-operatives that operate at the scale of the Jeffersonian township. These Co-ops seek to formalize an ad hoc system that is already emerging amongst young farmers. Shared machinery, labor, inputs and storage reduces barriers to entry for beginning farmers and makes land a more liquid asset by eliminating the artificial geographic constraint set by slowmoving implements. The project began with an Kristin Nothwehr

analysis of the Roman horrea type – an inward-facing, fortified and centralized storage facility for grain or arms. Unlike the individuallyowned farm, which grows and shrinks according to land acquisition, the Co-op serves a known quantity of land with a stable set of requirements for machinery, labor and inputs. Thus, the project takes the form of a closed-loop system that defines a public interior. The perimeter, whose dimensions are defined by machinery storage requirements, plays a performative role in addition to its functional use. Raised 9 feet above ground (the maximum height reached by mature corn) it acts as a datum for the passage of the seasons and the productivity of the landscape. At its most fertile point, the machinery of production is completely hidden behind the verdant monolith of the cornfield, displaying only those mythic symbols of American progress and independence – the farmhouse and the grain silo. [24]

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Farmers’ Co-op (Final)

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Farmers’ Co-op (Final) –– Page County, IA CRITIC Kersten Geers SELECTED H.I. Feldman Nominee (2016) Retrospecta (2016)

The project investigates this industrial program of agricultural infrastructure in an effort to find the commons nascent within it. In this rural landscape, the process of urbanization has left a void. The problem was to locate the scale of a very small community alongside the machinery of their livelihood, which is an order of magnitude larger. The co-op program is a collective - a place of shared resources that enables a greater economy through shared resources and collective bargaining. I saw this as an opportunity to use these economicallydriven structures to foster a commons that doesn’t currently exist in this community. The architectural proposal began with the landscape, which is experienced as utterly horizontal, yet dynamic. This moving datum corresponds to the

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labor cycles of farmers, who experience periods of intense activity, followed by dormant seasons. The architecture is meant to respond to this movement by establishing its own horizon, which is concealed and revealed as the fields rise and fall around it. Within that, there is the problem of dwelling. How can one introduce a human scale within this vast perimeter, whose size has been predetermined by the requirements of the infrastructure? My solution was to create a doubling of the courtyard space. A single entrance to the building leads to a larger gravel courtyard space, which is the territory of machinery and logistics. Those arriving by car, however, continue into the smaller square nested within the larger perimeter, or the commons. This commons becomes a space of transition and respite between the home and the field.

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Professional Work –– OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen


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Marly –– Brussels, BE

This project was an entry for a competition organized on behalf of Bruxelles-Propreté, the sanitation department for the city of Brussels. I joined the project in its final weeks, and contributed to the resolution of the design and details, and produced the final image collages.

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The project is located on an irregularly-shaped site in an industrial area in Brussels. The brief called for a simple set of programs–parking and maintenance facilities for a fleet of sanitation vehicles, and locker rooms, showers and a cafeteria for its employees. Our response was to reduce the building to its barest elements–a perimeter, and a court. The court was the starting point of the project, organizing program at the scale of both man and machine. Reducing program to the perimeter enabled us to resolve the geometry of the site into a coherent center.

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Land Van Nu –– Antwerp, BE

This project was submitted in response to a competition for a new kindergarten and elementary school in Antwerp. I was a member of the project team for the entirety of its development, working on each phase from concept development and model-making to final production of drawings and images.

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In Belgium, as with much of Europe, the prevailing pedagogy favors open, shared learning spaces. Our proposal was to organize the classrooms around an open playground, borrowing the form of a Roman circus to create a generous covered area. On the second level, free-floating volumes act as an acoustic barrier, while the roof offers a platform for both students and community members to view the activity of the airport.

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Plantentuin –– Miese, BE

This project was an entry to a competition for a new research and storage facility for the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. This was the final project I worked on during my tenure at OFFICE. I was responsible for refining the structural system that is repeated throughout the building, and I also designed and produced the final images. Given the simplicity of the program and the material constraints of a greenhouse facility, our approach was reduce the architecture to its most elemental components, namely, the roof and the perimeter. After defining a structural grid of 5m x 8m, the building was subdivided as required to accommodate laboratories, off-season storage, and public gathering space. The regularity of this system enabled the architecture to emerge through an concise series of material and tectonic gestures.

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