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Graduate Architecture Portfolio Washington State University | School of Design + Construction

2015 - 2016

Kyle Redzinak


Design Through My Eyes

As a design student and aspiring architect, I enjoy showing off my work and love finding inspiration from anything I can. This includes my infectious desire to expand my network of knowledge, contacts, and friends, where I understand that I can learn from anything and anyone in some way. Through my education, work, and life experiences thus far, I have learned how crucial it is to work as a team player, keep an open mind, meet new people while staying connected to old friends, get more involved in the architecture profession, and travel the world as much as possible. My goal for this portfolio is to capture my excited personality, showcasing some of my significant graduate work, experiences, hobbies, talents, achievements, publications, and world travels. Enjoy!


Vancouver, WA High-rise Apartments

Using precedent studies, code research, and site analysis to reinvent Vancouver’s identity

Seattle’s MG2 Park(ing) Day 2015

A firm-wide design competition to transform a metered parking spot into a temporary public park

Integrated Design Research: The Smart City

Using big city data collection and smart technology to create a more interactive waste and recycling system

Data Driven Design Research: Adaptive Systems Using research, theory, design precedents, and data to inform an adaptive systematic design

Generative Design: Structural Biomimicry

Using nature as inspiration to create a portable canopy that is lightweight, quickly assembled, and user friendly

The Solar Decathlon: Envelope Design

Using a one-of-a-kind OSB pressed honeycomb panel as a primary focus in researching a minimal lightweight envelope

Altered State of Mind: Site Perception Examining a site through the lens of self analysis, site analysis, and site design

Dutch Study Tour: Photography Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam

By the Numbers Hobbies, talents, and achievements

Architectural Related Publications Videos, documents, and websites

Graduate World Travels

Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, London

Graduate Architectural Trips

Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, London


and Columbia High-rise Apartments

nak | LSW Summer Grad Studio

128 Units | Vancouver, WA

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Vancouver, WA High-rise Apartments Using residential precedent studies, code research, and site analysis to reinvent Vancouver’s identity 2

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Circulation Kyle Redzinak | LSW Summer Grad Studio

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Below Grade Parking Structure | 82 Car + 40 Bike

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Ground Floor 4

Legend

1 Retail Space 2 Community Outdoor Space 3 Retail Space 4 Restaurant 5 Retail Space 6 South Entrance Lobby

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1 Meeting Room 2 Community Laundry Space 3 Two Bedroom Unit 4 One Bedroom Plus Unit 5 One Bedroom Unit 6 Studio Unit 7 Community Lounge

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Unusual circulation leaves for an Habitat unforgettable and unique form67

Design Concept | Car Scale

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CommunityRoof Laundry 12Community DeckSpace One Bedroom Plus Unit 23Community Laundry Space OneBedroom BedroomPlus UnitUnit 34One Studio Unit Unit 45One Bedroom Community 56Studio Unit Lounge

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Design Concept | Human Scale

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Moshe Safdie

Fourth Floor

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1 Bedroom | 600ft2

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Community 12Retail Space Outdoor Space Retail Space 23Community Outdoor Space Restaurant 34Retail Space Retail Space 45Restaurant SouthSpace Entrance Lobby 56Retail

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Design Concept | Human Scale

Design Concept | Car Scale

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2 Bedroom | 1000ft2

1 Bedroom Plus | 850ft2

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1 Bedroom | 600ft2

Design Concept | Car Scale Design Concept | Car Scale

Studio | 450ft2

Design Concept | Operable Shading Design Concept | Operable Shading 1 Bedroom Plus | 850ft2

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Design Concept | Operable Shading

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Community Laundry Space 12Meeting Room Two Bedroom Unit Space 23Community Laundry OneBedroom BedroomUnit Plus Unit 34Two OneBedroom BedroomPlus UnitUnit 45One Studio Unit Unit 56One Bedroom Community 67Studio Unit Lounge

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Design Concept | Car Scale

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Fifth - Eighth Floors Below Grade Parking Structure | 82 Car + 40 Bike 1 Below Grade Parking Structure | 82 Car + 403 Bike

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1 Community Roof Deck 2 Community Laundry Space 3 One Bedroom Plus Unit 4 One Bedroom Unit 5 Studio Unit 6 Community Lounge

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Below Grade Parking Structure | 82 Car + 40 Bike

1 Retail Space 2 Community Outdoor Space 3 Retail Space 4 Restaurant 5 Retail Space 6 South Entrance Lobby

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128 Units | Vancouver, WA

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Habitat 67

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Enlarged Double Unit

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128 Units | Vancouver, WA

Design Concept | Operable Shading

Double Unit

5th and Columbia High-rise Apartments

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Kyle Redzinak | LSW Summer Grad Studio

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5th and Columbia High-rise Apartments

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Views 128 Units | Vancouver, WA

Studio | 450ft2

Double Unit

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Design Concept | Views

Single Unit

5th and and Columbia Columbia High-rise High-rise Apartments Apartments 5th 128 Units | Vancouver, WA

128 Units | Vancouver, WA

Modularity

5th and Columbia High-rise Apartments

Precedent Study

This project started with precedent studies of buildings that were revolutionary at their Single Unit date of completion. Habitat 67 by Moshe Sofdie, completed in 1967 is one of those buildings. The many principles of this building helped guide and heavily informed my final design concept, focusing on modularity, views, and circulation. Modularity was primarily used for cost savings and the short four week time frame in which this project was developed. Views were important to the design because of the diverse surroundings Double was Unit important in determining how the in every direction on the site. And the circulation flow of residents would easily, but intriguingly get from lower floors to their apartment. Vancouver High-rise Apartments Two Double Unit Axonometric

Different sizes achieve programmatic needs and makes construction easier and cheaper

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1 Bedroom Plus | 850ft2


Site Analysis

With the influence of Habitat 67, I began extensive code research and site analysis with many site visits. It was very apparent from the start that the site would be a sort of front door to Vancouver. The site would be seen by trains, planes, pedestrians, and cars at all hours of the day. A busy airport a few blocks away, interstate and freeway on-ramps and off-ramps directly next to the site, as well as a popular train line beside the site makes for a noisy and very dynamic site.

Pedestrian Car Train Site


Studio

Final Design Concepts

The final design is of a slithering nature that consists of a retail podium, eight stories with 128 apartments having four sizes for variety, and an exterior atrium courtyard in the middle of the site. The interesting slithering form is a way to angle the views to more enjoyable scenery and fit 10% more units on the site.

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Retail Space Community Outdoor Space Retail Space Restaurant Retail Space South Entrance Lobby

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2 Bedroom | 1000ft2

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Studio | 450ft2

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North Elevation

West Elevation


Exterior Atrium Courtyard


Outdoor Restaurant Seating


The recent move and re-branding of MG2 to downtown Seattle has made it a necessity to get acquainted with the people and the area. What better way than PARK(ING) Day to use this opportunity to implement MG2's new bold, yet simple letters as the of ofour As MG2 becomes a part of the metropolitan Theprimary recent move feature and rebranding MG2 design. to downtown Seattle has made it a necessity to get acquainted with the people and area. What better way than to use this opportunity culture, we invite pedestrians and tourists to enjoy the interactive shapes to implement MG2’s new bold, yet simple letters as the primary feature of our design. As designed we become afor parthuman of the metropolitan culture, These we inviteshapes pedestrians and tourists enjoyment. consists of two mini rock climbing to enjoy the interactive shapes designed for human enjoyment. It is here we create a walls, rocking and aandstanding It is here where we take the global synergy between convertedchair, parking spaces the passerbytable. into a user-friendly space. phenomenon of park(ing) day and create a synergy between these parking spaces and the passerby into a user-friendly space for a day.

Partners: Paul Vorapanich + Jamie Brett

Seattle’s MG2 Park(ing) Day 2015 A firm-wide design competition to transform a metered parking spot into a temporary public park


Interact

Relax

Socialize


Partner: Max Hasse

Integrated Design Research: The Smart City Using big city data collection and smart technology to help make Spokane’s waste and recycling system more interactive.


ELECTRONIC WASTE = 84 BURJ KHALIFAS

PLASTIC WASTE = 200 BURJ KHALIFAS

History of Waste

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E-waste

Throughout modern history humans have managed resources and waste in linear flows; most recently with landfills and recycling initiatives. Currently, even the most ecologically productive societies recycle just over half the waste they produce, which is a major problem globally. To help put this in perspective, by weight, the annual electronic waste amounts to that of 84 Burj Khalifa buildings, weighing over 1 billion pounds. And the annual weight of plastic waste amounts to that of 200 Burj Khalifa buildings. This project looks to solutions that can significantly reduce this amount which looks away from linear flows and towards circular flows.

PLASTIC WASTE = 200 BURJ KHALIFAS

Plastic waste

1,000,000,000 lbs

BURJ KHALIFA = 500,000 TONS

200

BURJ KHALIFA = 500,000 TONS

Annual Worldwide Waste in Relation to the Burj Khalifa’s Weight BURJ KHALIFA = 500,000 TONS

CIRCULAR FLOWS

LINEAR FLOWS

RECYCLING INITIATIVES BEGIN 1960’s FIRST GARBAGE INCINERATOR 1885

6,000 BC WASTE DUMPED UNTIL EVENTUALLY BURRIED/BURNED

500 BC GREEKS REQUIRE DUMPING A MILE FROM CITY LIMITS

1920’s LANDFILLS BECOME POPULAR 2015 NOW

NO WASTE

IGNORING WASTE REDUCING WASTE

Modern History of Waste Which has Been Mostly Linear Flows


The Circular Economy COMPANY A

CONSUMER EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY

RAW MATERIAL

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As we analyze urban metabolism, we can use ideas from the circular economy model below to facilitate our approach in reusing waste as another resource. The circular economy can be defined as an industrial economy that is restorative by intention. It aims to enable effective flows of materials, energy, labor and information so that natural and social capital can be rebuilt. Products may be reused at multiple scales, the smallest being the maintenance of your own products. The next would be businesses taking back their own product for reuse (Extended Producer Responsibility). Then businesses can begin sharing waste and resources between one another based on similar material processes and needs. Finally, the largest loop and last resort would be going through recycling facilities. The smaller the loop the more time, money, and energy saved.

BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

RAW MATERIALS

Circular Economy Model

MATERIALS MANUFACURER

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The Looper System

PUBLIC WIFI

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To help separate the biological from the technical flows, a series of collection and distribution bins, called Looper bins have been designed to collect a variety of wastes and redistribute some of those directly back to the user. The bins are equipped with sensors that provide a real time data stream to the city, and also provide benefits to the users and local community. A point system is established where rewards, coupons, and free Wi-Fi are offered. With each use of the bin, the user will rack up points that can be accumulated to acquire small rewards and coupons in the local community. Aside from the points, a Wi-Fi signal will be released from the unit, where the signal strength and reach will increase with an increase in recycling.

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The Looper Apps To help monitor and track this material in a more beneficial and interactive way, three apps were designed that are integrated with the Looper units. The first app is the Looper app, used by the users of the bins to accumulate points to redeem coupons and locate the bins and their respective Wi-Fi signals. The second app is used by the city to aid in the most efficient emptying service. The data collection from the units allows the city to see which units need to be emptied and calculate the most efficient route. The third app is WasteBiz where businesses can post and search for items and by-produces of other businesses where these by-products can become an alternative cheaper and more sustainable primary resource. This app is intended to create more symbiotic relationships and decrease the reliance on raw materials and increase the reuse of waste.

Total Trip

4.7 Miles

Total Bins

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4226 3rd Ave

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4861 Main Ave

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4975 Division St

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4816 Ruby St

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7842 Sinto Ave

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4832 Johnson St

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6421 Pacific Ave

Total Collected

453 lbs

.2 Miles Away 1.1 Miles Away 1.9 Miles Away 2.4 Miles Away 2.8 Miles Away 3.5 Miles Away 4.1 Miles Away 4.4 Miles Away

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130 pts 130 pts TOTAL TOTAL

WHERE DO I START? WHERE DO I START? REPORT OPEN LOOP REPORT OPEN LOOP

LEADERBOARDS LEADERBOARDS GoGreenGuy97

1,010 GoGreenGuy97

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HugsTreesDude

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STARBUCKS COUPON STARBUCKS - $5.00 COUPON - $5.00

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5 FREE TACOS! - $10.00 5 FREE TACOS! - $10.00

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ORGANIZE A GROUP ORGANIZE A GROUP GET SUPPLIES

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50 pts

METAL

METALMETAL WORKS WORKS

8942 E TRIPE 8942AVE E TRIPE AVE SPOKANE, WA 99208WA 99208 SPOKANE,

TYPE: PLASTIC (PETE) (PETE) TYPE: PLASTIC CONTACTCONTACT AMOUNT: 625LBS/MO AMOUNT: 625LBS/MO 206-451-8642 206-451-8642 METAL

CONSTRUCT LLC LLC CONSTRUCT

1492 W SPRAGUE ST 1492 W SPRAGUE ST SPOKANE, WA 99208WA 99208 SPOKANE,

70 pts

NORDSTROM GIFTCARD NORDSTROM - $20.00 GIFTCARD - $20.00

140 pts

ODESZA TICKETSODESZA - $50.00 TICKETS - $50.00

900 pts

PROFILE

FRIENDS PROFILEMAP FRIENDS REWARDS MAP DIY INFO REWARDS

MENU

MENU

140 pts

GLASS

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PLASTIC

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900 pts DIY INFO

PROFILE

FRIENDS PROFILEMAP FRIENDS REWARDS MAP DIY INFO REWARDS

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MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS

Looper App

WasteBiz App

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Industrial Symbiosis Case Study A great precedent study where businesses share resources and waste is Kalundborg, Denmark. This example is where industrial symbiosis originated starting in the early 1960's. A power station lies central to the whole operation where in the beginning, water and fly ash was shared. Over the decades more businesses began to join the ever expanding network where a larger amount of resources and waste can be shared.

FLY ASH GYPSUM GAS/STEAM BIOMASS HEAT ENERGY WATER CONDENSATE

1960 - 1980

WASTE/SLUDGE

FLY ASH GYPSUM GAS/STEAM BIOMASS HEAT ENERGY WATER CONDENSATE

1980 - 1990

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WASTE/SLUDGE

Kalundborg Case Study Where Industrial Symbiosis Originated and Expands Over the Years

CONDENSATE

2015

WASTE/SLUDGE


Hot Spots Transforming the Urban Fabric As the Looper bins begin to emerge around the university district, so will Wi-Fi hot spots where ever the community is the most productive in recycling. As hot spots grow, more people will be likely to congregate around these areas which could lead to developers choosing these locations for new businesses and industries. This way, development emerges based on a community's good recycling habits. In areas where the compost Looper is heavily used, public amenities like community gardens and public parks may begin to emerge. As businesses move in, they can begin to locate based on resource and waste flows. Using something like the WasteBiz app, owners can see a range of resources being sold as bi-products from other businesses. As a result, businesses and industries that share resources could cluster together.

Looper Wi-Fi Creating a Mesh Network

Industrial Symbiosis at the Outskirts of Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Public Transportation Carrying Waste and Resources Between Industrial Symbiosis

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Influencing the Built Environment We can imagine how these bins can start creating hot spots and influencing the built environment of Spokane. Coffee shops, businesses, community gardens, and parks can start popping up around these bins. These spots can become very vibrant places with people gathering to socialize, play, relax, and make their community a better place.

The Looper Units Begin to Influence the Urban Fabric of Spokane


With the continuous advancement of technology and constant data collection, it was a focus to use data to influence how architecture can adapt to different scenarios. This data collection and adaptability can help improve performance, efficiency, comfort, technology, and even user experience.

Data Driven Design Research: Adaptive Systems Using research, theory, design precedents, and data to inform an adaptive systematic design


Adaptive System Exploration

Site Analysis

Concept Exploration

Concept + Adaptive System Application


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MAGNET POWDER REACTION Adaptive System Exploration

This project first started with the exploration of an adaptive system, in which my partner and I were inspired by magnetic qualities and built an etch-a-sketch that uses magnet powder as the reactor. This etch-a-sketch uses a magnet, controlled by knobs at your fingertips, that moves the magnetic powder through chambers in an interesting way that later informed our final project.

Exploration of Magnetic Etch-A-Sketch

CONCEPT, GOAL, VALUE, AND IMPACT OF THE DESIGN PROPOSAL Our design finds inspiration in the etch-a-sketch where magnets and their attractive qualities act as the responsive elements of our project. Human operated knobs attached to string moves a magnet over magnet powder, creating interesting patterns in the acrylic chambers. The LED lights help further the complexity and interest in the magnet powder reaction to the magnet. The goal of this project was to explore different magnetic materials in different ways to see what worked well and sparked a high level of interest. The value of this project is the exploration of magnets and in how they react and can provide a different experience for the user. There is a lot of potential in the use of magnets in architectural systems and this specific design could be scaled up and placed on the floor or skylight of a building where occupants can walk across the magnetic floor and see the magnetic powder react to their movement.

HOW IT WORKS

DESIGN PROCESS 2�

ELEMENTS OF THE PROJECT

EXPLANATION OF LIMITATION Our model was limited primarily due to the inherent magnetic properties of magnets themselves. Magnetic fields can defunct electronics and are expensive to scale up. We explored with magnetic liquid called Ferrofluid which was placed in water. The Ferrofluid stuck to the glass and stained the materials in which it was contained in. If we were to attempt this project again we would consider using a higher quality Ferrofluid to eliminate staining. We then switched to magnet powder, we decided to put it into water like we did with the Ferrofluid. The results were intriguing however, the powder oxidized overnight, leaving a rusty inconsistent powder. As a result, we got rid of the water, where we avoid many problems and still achieve the same results.

LED SHADOW EFFECT

FUTURE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT We came up with two different potential developments for our project. The first being a skylight. In this potential application we would have a very similar set up to our model. However, the skylight would be much larger, the material for the chambers would be glass throughout to allow natural light, we would also have a sensor which allow each chamber to light up a different color when the magnet touched it. Due to the size change the application would not be controlled by knobs, a person would use an iPhone or iPad to move the magnet whichever way desired. The second application would be a floor system. Similar to that of a skylight, the floor

MAGNET POWDER REACTION


Site Analysis

The next step was to conduct site analysis in which this project's site was on the WSU campus in Spokane. The site was found to be in at the center of the University District, where college amenities, civic, academic, college town, and research zones overlap. The site also sits at the center of seven prominent gateways that are used to access this area by a wide range of people, ranging from students, elderly, kids, and middle class workers. More research shows that this area does not have a single grocery store within a half mile radius around the site. This information along with much more prompted the implementation of a large recreation center and courtyard, gathering spaces, display area, media space, and retail with food.

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Chosen Site Shown in Bright Red Within the Center of the University District

Lack of Grocery Stores Within a Vast Vicinity of the Site


Concept Exploration

Concept Exploration

Site Analysis

Attraction Force

Occupants Become the Attraction Force that Causes the Building to Expand Adaptive System Exploration

Site Analysis

Site Analysis

Attraction Force

Showing that Smaller Magnets Have a Smaller Attraction Force Concept + than Larger Magnets Adaptive System Application

Concept + Adaptive System Application

Concept Exploration

Site Analysis

Adaptive System Exploration

Connectivity

Concept Exploration

Connectivity

Concept + Adaptive System Application

Expressing the Attractive QualityAdaptive of a Magnetic Force System Exploration

Adaptive System Exploration

From the adaptive systems exploration of magnets, I was inspired to use a magnet's inherent qualities as the driving concept for the whole project. Using this concept, it is understood that bigger magnets have a larger attraction force than smaller magnets. Applying this to architecture and people, a larger group of people will have more connectivity than a smaller group, meaning that as people enter a building and become occupants, the 'attraction' force from these occupants grows. This 'attraction force' of the occupants could expand the square footage of a building or begin to inform movable parts that would help protect exterior occupants from weather as spaces are being used.

Concept Exploration

Relating to Magnetic Attraction Forces; a Larger Group of People Has a Greater Level of Connectivity Concept + Adaptive System Application


Concept + Adaptive System Application

Using site analysis findings, I was able to make conscious programmatic decisions, keeping more active programs on the ground floor and more relaxed and social programs on the second floor.

Restaurant

Digital Media

Seating

Computer Study

Food

Conference Meeting

Gaming

Activity Center Snack Bar

Free Weights Presentation

Lobby Sport Courts

Exercise


Concept + Adaptive System Application

Occupancy (O)

The building collects data from the weather, occupant loads, and events which informs the expansion of the square footage of the interior and also slides the roof plates to protect people from the weather. With this project flow, the collected data can be categorized and different scenarios will determine the architectural configuration of the building. The idea is that the more people use the building, the more 'connected' the building becomes and the more kinetic, active, and enjoyable to spaces are.

100% Connectivity............ (O1) 75% Connectivity.............. (O2) 50% Connectivity.............. (O3) 25% Connectivity.............. (O4) 0% Connectivity................ (O5)

Events (E)

Courtyard............................... (E1) 2nd Floor Exterior.................. (E2) 1st or 2nd Floor Interior......... (E3) No Events............................... (E4)

Weather (W)

Rainy....................... (W1) Sunny...................... (W2) Windy...................... (W3) Overcast................... (W4)

A Completely Full Building with 2nd and 1st Floor Events with Overcast Weather Configuration O1 + E2 + E3 + W4

Weather

Occupancy

Events Occupancy (O)

100% Connectivity............ (O1) 75% Connectivity.............. (O2) 50% Connectivity.............. (O3) 25% Connectivity.............. (O4) 0% Connectivity................ (O5)

Manual

Events (E)

Courtyard............................... (E1) 2nd Floor Exterior.................. (E2) 1st or 2nd Floor Interior......... (E3) No Events............................... (E4)

Weather (W)

Rainy....................... (W1) Sunny...................... (W2) Windy...................... (W3) Overcast................... (W4)

Sensors

A O1 Completely + E1 + W2 Full Building with a Courtyard Event in Sunny Weather Configuration Expand

Slide

Occupancy (O)

100% Connectivity............ (O1) 75% Connectivity.............. (O2) 50% Connectivity.............. (O3) 25% Connectivity.............. (O4) 0% Connectivity................ (O5)

Increased Sq Footage

Coverage of Exterior

Events (E)

Courtyard............................... (E1) 2nd Floor Exterior.................. (E2) 1st or 2nd Floor Interior......... (E3) No Events............................... (E4)

Varied Size of Courtyard

Flow of Collected Data Informs the Architectural Configuration of the Building

A 3/4 Building with a 1st and 2nd Floor Event in Rain and Wind Configuration O2 + Full E3 + W1 O2 + E3 + W3

Weather (W)

Rainy....................... (W1) Sunny...................... (W2) Windy...................... (W3) Overcast................... (W4)


Main Courtyard Entry Perspective

Main Entry Corner Perspective

Second Level Perspective Looking into Center Courtyard


An Exploration of a Portable L-System Canopy The Portable L-System Canopy is a lightweight, quick assembly, and user-friendly structure intended to be packed up and brought anywhere, capable of shading and protection from the sun and rain. This structure gives the user the freedom to have a variety of angles and heights to accommodate different sun angles and water shedding patterns. The structure consists of a base, rods, connectors, hooks, string, and a spandex sheet that can be assembled with as little as two people in ten minutes. This easy to assemble canopy provides over 160sq ft of protection while still fitting into a tent bag for ease of transportation and storage.

Generative Design: Structural Biomimicry Using nature as inspiration to create a portable canopy that is lightweight, quickly assembled, and user friendly.


Project Inspiration

This project is an experimental structure that, similar to a concept car, is a working prototype that speculates on the future of personal mobility and alternative energy sources, while also exploring digital design methodologies and innovative structural solutions. The pavilion pushes boundaries at all levels, from structural performance to sustainability and portability. My project takes a lot of inspiration from the portability idea, being able to take the structure with you in a small bag where ever you go and easily assemble it. Although this pavilion can be disassembled and reassembled virtually anywhere, it does take quite a bit of time and requires at least three people to erect and dismantle it. The bag with all the parts also weighs over 150lbs. This is where my project adds value to the portability aspect, being less than 40lbs, 10 minute assembly, and smaller storage bag. Pure Tension Pavilion

This project presents a design system for the construction and development of timber structures that use 3D metalprinted nodes. It explains how, through the use of an openended design system, small-scale structures are generated from basic geometric inputs. These basic geometric inputs promises high levels of geometric flexibility, which can be customized to various geometric and loading scenarios. My project is inspired by 3D printed nodes of simple geometries to provide a lightweight but strong and efficient structure. While this project looks at optimizing nodes and loading conditions, the structure is static, whereas my project allows for horizontal and vertical movement for a more user-friendly dynamic canopy. 3D Printed Nodes 5 Scaled Prototype – FDM print of node resulting from generic load conditions

through complex material operations currently at great cost.

Further research will explore the ability for this integrated system

Rapid manufacturing of customized components offers signifi-

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cant opportunities to overcome these restrictions by resolving

desired scenarios.


AXIOM

Data Driven Design This project is directly inspired by the L-system; a system to describe the behavior of plant cells that models the growth processes of plant development. This system can also be used to generate self-similar fractals such as iterated function systems. Plant structures are often described using this system as a way to logically understand the hyper-organic nature of these organism's growth. A simple script was created that specified an axiom; the product rules (rules for how the leaf structure grows), and the number of recursions. The starting point is a basic straight line (axiom) that undergoes two recursions to generate the main supports for the canopy.

RECURSION #2

RECURSION #1

AXIOM

L-System Canopy Script with Structure Branching

AXIOM PRODUCTION RULES

SCRIPT

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# OF RECURSIONS RADIUS


Canopy Flexibility The two branching structures are able to rotate up to 110 degrees with the base being able to move up and down which allows more flexibility for shading and form making. The structure is also tilted 15 degrees to help counter act the tension forces applied by the stretching of the spandex canopy. This tilt also allows more protected square footage underneath the canopy. The 110 degree rotation and material properties of spandex creates a hyperbolic form which is visually intriguing in nature.

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Branching Structure Axis of Rotation and Vertical Movement

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Structural Tilt to Counter the Tension Forces of the Spandex


Canopy Components The canopy can be built with a total of 58 pieces that can all be disassembled into their respective pieces. The base is a metal plate that can be staked into the ground. The rods are lightweight PVC pipe. The connector nodes are 3D printed plastic. The hooks are inserted into the top end of the rods at the top to allow the string and spandex to be held. The wire is a fishing line type tied to a ring that slides over the hooks. And to cover it all up, a waterproof spandex canopy with eyelets can be slipped on over the hooks for a secure fit.

SPANDEX x1

WIRE x7

HOOK x14

CONNECTOR x8

ROD x26

BASE x2

All the Parts of the L-System Canopy


Main Connections


Rain Runoff and Sun Protection


The Canopy Can be Used for Shade on a Camping Trip


The solar decathlon is an international competition in which WSU was one of the 20 schools selected for the 2017 competition. It is a student led competition to design, build and market a net-zero home. I was on a team of four graduate architecture students where we spent a whole semester researching, designing, detailing, and modeling the envelope conditions with a one-of-a-kind OSB pressed honeycomb panel as our main focus.

Plastic Pipe Cedar Rainscreen 2x1 Furring Strip 9” Rockwool Insulation

Double 2x10 Header Fascia Cedar Rainscreen

3/4” Plywood

2x1 Furring Strip 1x8 Header Threaded Bolt and Rod

9” Rockwool Insulation 2x10 Stud Plastic Pipe

Double Glazing 2x1 Furring Strip

Cedar Rainscreen Air Gap

Honeycomb Panels Plastic Pipes

9” Rockwool Insulation Wood Sill

Air Gap

Double 2x4 Blocking

Gypsum

Blocking Header Plastic Pipe

Cedar Rainscreen Air Gap 9” Rockwool Insulation Honeycomb Panels 2x1 Furring Strip Gypsum

Honeycomb Panels 2x1 Furring Strip 9” Rockwool Insulation Gypsum Honeycomb Panels

2x1 Furring Strip

Plan Section: Corner Detail

Section: Window Detail

The Solar Decathlon: Envelope Design Using a one-of-a-kind OSB pressed honeycomb panel as a primary focus in researching a minimal lightweight envelope


Cedar Rainscreen 2x1 Furring Strip Plastic Pipe 9” Rockwool Insulation Cedar Rainscreen 2x1 Furring Strip

Fascia

Honeycomb Panels Air Gap

Cedar Rainscreen

Plastic Pipe

Gypsum

2x1 Furring Strip

9” Rockwool Insulation

2x1 Furring Strip

Honeycomb Panels

1x8 Header Fascia

Air Gap

Cedar Rainscreen

Gypsum

2x1 Furring Strip

2x1 Furring Strip

Geofoam

Threaded Bolt and Rod

9” Rockwool Insulation Plastic Pipe

1x8 Header Threaded Bolt and Rod

Honeycomb Panels 9” Rockwool Insulation

Air Gap

Plastic Pipe

Gypsum

Geofoam Honeycomb Panels Air Gap Gypsum

Section: Floor to Wall Detail

Section: Wall to Roof Detail


Altered States: 234 ideas about site design is a class-wide produced book that challenged the class to think and see sites in a different perception. It is more about using increased radical perspectives to: examine a site, understand its hidden attitudes, and produce design solutions. The book's content is organized into three different categories: self analysis, site analysis, and site design in which each work includes a case study, quote, explanatory text, and an original diagram. Overall, the entries are intended to serve as provocation for architects and designers to encourage new ways of thinking, ultimately replacing the tendency of architects to design the building first without much regard for the site. The following are my nine entries into the book.

Altered State of Mind: Site Perception Examining a site through the lens of self analysis, site analysis, and site design


“The attractiveness of a place is determined by personal and cultural tastes. Differences in perceptions, however, can create a space for understanding and cross-cultural investigations.� - Widdicombe Schmidt

Left: The Portland Building showcasing an attempt to stray away from the modernist architecture movement but create a continuum between past and present with its reinterpreted classical elements and bold color palette. Lower: Diagram showing how monotonous and stripped down modernism architecture was and how the Portland Building referenced the past by exaggerating classical elements such as pilasters, ribbons, and keystones.

If a Design Doesn’t Make Sense, Take the Time to Learn About it Architecture is not always designed to be easy to understand; it can make one ponder, wonder, think, and sometimes it is just flat out confusing. The Portland Building seems to be confused on what it wants to be, but in reality it was about a symbolic gesture to reestablish a language of architecture, the language of Post modernism. At first glance, one can be so aesthetically confused that they might discount the building completely, but with a little research, one will find out that the Portland Building exaggerates classical elements to break away from the limited color and material palette of modernism architecture.

Modernism

Post Modernism

Concrete

Glass

Steel

Self Analysis


“Some spaces get charged with our emotions and never lose the charge. These emotionally charged places help form aesthetic values.� - Randolph Hester

Left: La Sagrada Familia showcasing the organic branching structure that can emotionally attract and overwhelm the eye which is sure to last a lifetime. Lower: Architecture can often spark great memories with powerful emotions that can vividly recollect one’s experience of a favorite place.

Creating Emotionally Charged Places Passionate designers have a vision for what makes a place great. These visions are often most powerful when emotions are involved. Places that make one feel emotional can stick with them for a lifetime, which is highly desirable in architecture. Ever so often, an architectural masterpiece can evoke a lot of emotional horsepower, such as the La Sagrada Familia. This church packs an unforgettable amount of emotion in the interior with all the organic surfaces combining with jagged edges and smooth curves.

Self Analysis


“We are the first culture in human history in which lives are shaped not by nature - but by the beguiling images of mass media. If we forgo the role of participant in the real world, we become spectators in the flickering world of make believe.� - Adbusters Magazine

Left: The Seattle Public Library is a must see in Seattle as it challenges the notion of what a library should be and leaves visitors with a unique experience. Lower: Diagram showing part of the interior library of the Seattle Public Library where the floors become ramps that makes for a continuous incline. Once at the top, there are many viewing opportunities for occupants to look back down to the ground floor.

Creating Physical Stimulation with Experiential Qualities With the continual rise of digital media and technology in today's societies, people are becoming 'more connected' while also becoming physically deprived of what makes us human; the continual use of our natural senses and experiential moments. Architecture can help bridge this gap, where the Seattle Public Library physically stimulates and engages the occupants with ramps, open air heights, colorful interiors, and different seating areas that lead to a unique building experience.

Self Analysis


“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice.� - R.D. Laing

Left: An aerial view of the campus center showing the influence that the circulation paths had on the form of the building as well as the tunnel to reduce the sound when the train passes through. Lower: Diagram showing how Rem Koolhaas organized the circulation of the building by observing the paths of students through the site and literally cutting these paths into the new campus center.

Finding Influence in Observation Observation can be a powerful tool for designers where the main design features can be influenced by simple observations on and around the site. Rem Koolhaas took advantage of this by observing the heavily used paths that students took across the site of the new campus center in Chicago. This influenced the diagonal passageways at the center's interior thoroughfares. This was a way to organize the program inside while still allowing rapid foot traffic to pass through.

Site Analysis


“Everyday we use geomorphic terms in our language to describe spaces and express our emotions. We have brought these terms into our language because the geomorphic definitions of these words stand for a basic spatial language for ordering and designing our earth.” - William Moorish

Left: Mountain Dwellings showing roof decks and the sheer height and stepping slope of the artificially designed ‘mountain.’ Lower: Diagram showing the advantages and challenges of designing on a slope where views and sun are abundant in every unit.

Finding Inspiration in Geomorphic Terrain Mountainous terrain can present some great design challenges as well as amazing design opportunities. Mountains usually offer steep slopes; good for sun exposure, fresh air, and views. This is exactly what the architects intended to showcase in the Mountain Dwellings. They designed an artificial mountain that houses 80 apartments and 480 parking spots. It was a seemingly perfect solution for the experience of suburban living with urban density.

Site Analysis


“Approach the landscape as an observer and interpreter, rather than as a dictator or master.” - Yuan Li

Left: A section of US 68 Paris Pike Highway showing the completed design blending into the landscape’s curves and using atypical highway construction such as timber guardrails. Lower: Diagram showing how the highway follows the natural contours (red) of the landscape while also avoiding tearing down trees (gray) by redirecting the highway around.

Approaching the Landscape as an Interpreter Any time a design has to reshape the land in any way, respect for the land should come across in some way, shape, or form. This 12 mile stretch of highway in Lexington, KY does just that. The landscape architects devised a community-based context-sensitive road design that sought to look at the landscape first and then determine how best to make the road fit the landscape. Using interpretations of the landscape, much of the roadway is laid out in a curvilinear alignment to blend with adjacent terrain features as well as preserving as many trees as possible.

Site Analysis


“Antithesis: The complete opposite of what is there.� - Paul Hirzel

Far Left: The Smith-Clementi Residence using a completely different vertical design element to focus on the home as antithesis. Left: The front of the residence expressing its bungalow origins and again using a different design language to further emphasize the idea of antithesis. Lower: Diagram showing how the architectural elements vary completely from the back of the house to the front which creates the idea that the house is the antithesis.

Designing with Antithesis in Mind Contrast can be a very powerful way of making a statement, which designing with antithesis in mind inherently has the ability to stand out. In this case, the architect for the SmithClementi Residence describes the relationship of the two building elements as 'a house and its antithesis.' The front side of the house features horizontal roofing as well as lap siding signifying the house's bungalow origins. The back side expresses exaggerated vertical wood framing as sunshades for the master bedroom.

Back

Front

Site Design


“A baseball field is part of the spectacle. A baseball diamond has to sparkle. It must reassure us that the game, itself, is the same [as it once was.] Ground balls must bounce true, but slow rollers should go the home team’s way. Safeco Field sits on tons of gravel and sand and two dozen miles of hose and pipes that heat, water and ventilate it. Air can be pumped through the turf and water can be drawn through it.� - Richard Seven

Left: One of the main promenade entrances that cuts into the earth and leads to the underground winery where the feeling of the weight of earth is dominating. Lower: Diagram showing how the Bell-lloc winery in Spain takes advantage of the energy saving and experiential opportunities that the underground scheme can provide.

Understanding that the Underground Makes the Above Ground Features Special The on grade plane in terms of design importance should be heavily considered in any design, as this is the connection to the ground and sky and usually how people first occupy the building. However, a lot goes on underground for a building or landscape to function, but the underground plane can also be a design opportunity. The Bell-lloc winery is mostly underground to avoid energy consumption and surrounds one in an underground world that is cool, isolated, and offers a different experience.

Site Design


“Plants [like buildings] can be figure or ground.� - Paul Hirzel

Left: Garden number 21 of Versailles that uses tall vegetation to make a wall and focus people’s attention on the axial pathway and the smaller figures on the side of the pathways. Lower: Diagram showing how the vegetation (gray) can be a wall (Figure/Mass) that highlights smaller vegetation elements (orange) with the use of a long axial void (ground).

Using Mass and Void to Achieve Figure and Ground Mass and voids are some of the simplest elements in architecture, but can have a profound affect on highlighting certain aspects of the design. Buildings in Paris are a good example, where the center courtyard is the void and buildings themselves are mass. Better yet, many of the gardens in Versailles use vegetation as mass and void to emphasize walkways (ground) and exaggerate the vegetation as a wall (figure). This leaves for a unique and powerful design composition that stresses order over nature.

Site Design


Dutch Study Tour: Photography March 6th - March 12th, 2016

Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam


3.5

5

Years Drumming Performances in my high school senior talent show and school jam session as well as recording drum covers of my favorite songs.

6:15

Thousand YouTube Video Views

48 credits, including three studios, international travel abroad class, teaching assistant position, and solar decathalon research.

MG2, BCJ, Callison

AS+GG, John Ronan Architects

BCRA LSW SRG

Minutes / Seconds

275+

Cumulative Graduate GPA

500+

16

Fastest personal mile.

Heller Manus, Gensler, HOK, Herman Coliver Locus

Points Scored

Architecture Firm Tours

95th

3 College Intramural Sports Basketball, Flag Football (four seasons), and Dodgeball including the 2011 Sportsmanship Championship.

By the Numbers Hobbies, talents, and achievements

In multiple competitive Scrabble games.

+ Kinzo | Berlin, Germany

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Graduated 17th highest GPA of the 354 students in my high school graduating class where I earned a 3.78 GPA including taking six advanced placement (AP) classes.

MJM, ESa, Tuck Hinton Architects

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700+ APX Hours

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Fastest time solving a Rubik’s Cube.

Experience in: pre-design, design, project management, and practice management.


SDC Promotional & Recruitment Video

6 minutes 0 seconds This video features the School of Design and Construction in a way that has never been captured before. It consists of student and faculty clips that gives the viewer an idea of what the SDC has to offer for incoming new students.

AIAS Forum 2015 | San Francisco, CA

5 minutes 23 seconds Much like the 2014 Forum, I attended lectures and firm tours while expanding my network of friends and contacts and brought in the New Year with fellow architecture students from around the nation at the Beaux Arts Ball.

Structural Biomimicry | ID 598

3 minutes 47 seconds This video was part of a generative design project where I narrate my design process of creating a portable canopy inspired by the natural process of how branches grow and multiply.

Summer 2015

4 minutes 0 seconds This video summarizes my busy 14 week summer where I graduated with my B.S. in Architectural Studies in Pullman, completed my first graduate studio in Vancouver, and had my first internship at MG2 in Seattle.

Washington State University | Class of 2015

6 minutes 30 seconds Being part of this class, I capture some of the best qualities and experiences about WSU and its campus while showing what it was like being a student and graduating with my B.S. in Architectural Studies, Cum Laude.

AIAS West Quad 2015 | Seattle, WA

7 minutes 11 seconds This video highlights my third conference, one that our school hosted this time. I was heavily involved with the planning and execution of the conference where I led tours, set up events, and cleaned up while again expanding my network, knowledge, and professional experience.

AIAS Forum 2014 | Nashville, TN

7 minutes 12 seconds This video documents my experience at my second AIAS conference where I attended lectures, meetings, and tours while networking with professionals and fellow architecture students from around the nation while experiencing Nashville's culture for the first time.

Graduate Architecture Portfolio

Print + Online (issuu.com) This document displays my best architectural projects in my graduate career at WSU as well as some of my hobbies, achievements, publications, world travels, and photography.

Urban Metabolisms | Circular Flows

Print + Online (issuu.com) This project summarizes my partner (Max Hasse) and I's smart city project that involves the idea of moving from a linear economy to a more circular one where recycling is made easier and more interactive for the city and users alike with our Looper system.

Structural Biomimicry | ID 598

Online (issuu.com) This video was part of a generative design project where I was directly inspired by how branches grow in which I created a portable canopy that is easily assembled and disassembled for shelter.

Undergrad Architecture Portfolio

Print + Online (issuu.com) This document displays my best architectural projects in my undergrad career at WSU as well as my interest in photography and world travels.

Senior Architecture Studio Capstone

Online (issuu.com) My last semester of my undergrad career involved the integration and collaboration with three construction management and one architecture student where us architecture students were in charge of the entire design concept, drawings, and details for the project. The construction management students were in charge of all the estimating, scheduling, and logistics of the construction process for the project. The two winners of the entire class-wide competition traveled to Seattle to present in front of hundreds of industry professionals.

Architectural Related Publications Videos, documents, and websites

Personal Design Philosophy http://kyleredzinak.wix.com/designtheory

This site was part of my final project in my Landscape 327 class where I was responsible for clearly defining my personal design theory, showcasing examples of my work that demonstrated this theory, and finding examples of other's work that shared a similar design theory as my own.

Structural Biomimicry | ID 598 https://kyleredzinak.wordpress.com/

This website was part of my Interior Design 598 class where I designed a portable canopy structure that was directly inspired by natural processes that could easily be assembled and disassembled. This website showcases my design process including diagrams, drawings, and renderings of the final design proposal.


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Summer Graduate Studio at LSW

2015

Vancouver, WA

Living in Portland, OR for six weeks, this was my first studio as a graduate student in which the Vancouver based firm LSW hosted 11 WSU graduate architecture students. We met 20+ hours a week at the firm where we worked under a practicing architect on a housing project. We worked with a real site, two blocks from the firm along side people in the related industries in which we explored other housing projects throughout the last six decades to learn about effective housing designs and solutions that were innovative for the time. The final product, which was completed from start to finish in less than six weeks, was a conceptual model accompanied by drawings and renderings showcasing our design concept based on precedent studies and site requirements.

2015

San Francisco, CA

Summer Architectural Internship at MG2

2015

After applying to MG2 for a short summer internship, I was selected and offered a temporary summer position as a student intern on the Canada Costco Team. I was able to gain a wide range of experience and exposure to almost all aspects of a typical project. My jobs included scanning drawings, collating and binding drawing sets, writing transmittals, making and correcting red lines, renovation/expansion design, parking counts, overlays, fixing tags/bugs, creating existing drawings, spec review, researching documents, and reviewing warranties. In addition to these daily tasks, I participated in a firm wide design competition for Seattle's Park(ing) Day, attended firm sponsored Lunch and Learns, other firm events, and was taken on a Costco construction site visit with my project manager where I was able to connect drawings I've seen in the office to the actual parts and construction process in the field. I also started the IDP (now APX) process and logged over 230 hours and gained valuable knowledge and contacts in the architecture profession and came away with a great understanding of how a large firm operates.

Seattle, WA

Studio Presentations: The Smart City

2015

Spokane, WA

This integrated design research studio spanned across three design fields including architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. After establishing partners, my partner Max Hasse and I began to research how systems in a city function and begin to understand how data collection can help cities become more adaptive, interactive, and responsive; turning them into smart cities. Our thesis looks at how our modern culture currently deals with waste in a linear fashion and how we can begin to transition to a circular economy where waste of electronics can be reused in different use loops before being taken to a recycling facility as the last option. We propose that through our interactive Looper recycling system, users can directly benefit from recycling which also creates economic hot spots for the city through a wifi network that is strengthened with recycling.

2016

Seattle, WA

2016

Amsterdam, NL

2016 Seattle, WA

Graduate Architectural Events Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, London

AIAS Forum Conference

The San Francisco Academy of Art University hosted this year's Forum where hundreds of architecture students from hundreds of universities around the nation get a chance to take initiative in their education and get one step closer to furthering their development as young professionals. At this conference, students attended lectures, workshops, meetings, firm crawls, tours, the Beaux Arts Ball, and much more. This conference's theme; bandwidth, fits perfectly for what the architecture profession and the conference is all about; growing your network. By attending, students will expand their network of contacts, friends, and professionals that will be a resource for a lifetime. Students not only do all this, but also participate in electing the next year's national office which helps the continued effort of advocating for the future of the architecture profession in ways that only the AIAS can do. This being my second Forum and fourth conference, I came away again with a broader network of friends, inspiration to keep my passion strong, and an infectious desire to keep meeting people.

Research Study Tour

This trip was intended as a test run for our group methodologies. My research topic for the trip was graphic design. This was the time we gathered information, sketches, measurements, and observations accordingly, where we would begin to tweak and see how our research was going to be collected and recorded. This would ideally influence and shape our methodology we would conduct later in Amsterdam. My partner and I primarily photographed civic graphic design in the downtown Seattle area in which we felt that civic graphic design has a very powerful effect on how a city functions and is perceived.

International Study Tour

The success of this class was a combination of our graduate study tour and student's research on a variety of diverse study topics ranging from vegetation, transportation, art, and many more. My partner and I chose to research graphic design in the Netherlands in which we ended up presenting our final board on how civic branding shapes the Dutch culture and society. I really took a lot from this trip, witnessing one of the most well designed and well rounded societies I have ever experienced.

Architectural Associate

Hired full time on the Canada Costco studio as an Architectural Associate. My daily tasks are wide spread, ranging from reviewing contracts and submittals, editing drawings, project management, scanning and archiving, architectural programming, schematic design, and contacting consultants.


Kyle Redzinak’s Graduate Architecture Portfolio Washington State University

School of Design + Construction

2015 - 2016


Kyle Redzinak's Graduate Portfolio