Riverton School Renovation Platt Byard Dovell White
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National Heritage Academies Riverton Charter School under went a three phase renovation and construction process. We renovated the existing building and facade and added a new building to the site, at an angle to keep views off of the nearby LIRR platform. My work on this project consisted of interior plans, elevations, and finishes as well as the layout and detailing of the main staircase in the new building.
First Floor Plan
Stair Landing Detail
Union Square Pavilion Redevelopment Platt Byard Dovell White
Strips of fabric mesh coordinated with the building’s terra cotta tile roof are stretched between cables at different heights providing shade over the exterior cafe seating and borrowing from the language of the Greenmarket canopies that will continue to surround the pavilion during market days.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BEYOND THIS POINT
TDOOR D SE OUTDOOR SEATING
Responding to an RFP given out by the city of New York, we proposed a temporary installation of custom umbrellas to be opened for the months of May - September and serve as a seasonal cafe. The structure would be easily assembled, disassembled, and stored.
EXISTING GATE COUNTERTOP SEATING RECYCLING
TABLE FOOD & DRINK BAR CASHIER
Work on this project included research, renderings, schematic designs, and drawings. NORTH
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CAFE SIGNAGE CUSTOM UMBRELLAS
CABLE & GLASS CHANDELIER LIGHTS
Pavilion Umbrella Plan
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STAINLESS STEEL CABLES
Park Avenue Armory Restoration Platt Byard Dovell White The renovation and restoration of one of the countryâ€™s most important landmarks into a new kind of cultural facility and institution. The multi-year project reinvigorates the original design of the historic building, which includes the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and an array of period rooms by designers such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White and Herter Brothers, while advancing the Armoryâ€™s mission. Working on the preservation team at PBDW included site measuring, existing and demolition plans / elevations, and HVAC layout.
Company E North Elevation
Company E South Elevation Company E Plan
UPPER FLOOR MILLWORK PLAN
LOWER FLOOR PLAN
Design Workshop : bronXscape Design Workshop, Spring / Summer 2008
Construction Details The Design Workshop offers students the unique experience of designing and building their own project. This project allowed 14 students to collaborate on a project in the Bronx for the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, an â€œorganization committed to ending homelessness by providing men and women with housing and support that can transform their lives.â€? The program is a new rooftop build-out and an addition to a recently completed building, run by NCS and dedicated to individuals who have aged out of the foster care system. The rooftop addition is aimed at providing a green space for the residence; a space in which residents can relax, socialize and engage in constructive and community building activities organized around horticultural activities in a safe and tranquil setting.
Design Workshop : bronXscape Design Workshop, Spring / Summer 2008 Sustainability was a main concern for all involved. This idea came through in the use of photovoltaic on the steel canopy, a rain water filtering system, as well as in all materials used within the construction.
Urban Stitch Thesis, Spring 2009
Site and Program Analysis The thesis is a strategy for patterns of new infrastructural development. It seizes opportunities within the urban landscape through an architecture that reestablishes links across an infrastructural void. The project proposes a way to operate on â€˜leftoverâ€™ spaces and voids created by infrastructural development at a time when the automobile acted as the urban planner of cities. The project is a product of the site. The building acts as a destination point, but also as a bridge. It simultaneously links and separates the two sides through manipulations of program, public and private, green space, and circulation, plan and section.
East River Bridge Building Studio, Fall 2008 The initial site analysis of the FDR and the East side of Manhattan began with diagramming the relationship of programs along the edge. This was in order to understand the edges of Manhattan, Roosevelt Island, and Queens as vertically thick edges with no real relationship between one another. Also within the site analysis was a discovery of about 200 feet of buildable land available due to the pier head line along the edge.
The building is accessed from two ramps that stretch into the street grid along 95th street as well as through a circulation tower within the FDR East River Drive Park. All access points converge onto the main platform and ‘bridge’ of the building which spans 930’. Above this platform are the residential units, which are accessed through multiple circulation cores, slicing into the residential block allowing for light and air to carve into the building. The main platform is a series of ramps and walkways for both commercial space and art gallery.