KYLER ANNE McCLURE. PORTFOLIO.
DESIGN. BUILD. This design/build project provided Wake County Waste Industries with new office space for recycling center attendants. The assignment was for a summer studio led by Studio B Architecture. Working with a group to design and construct the building fostered a team oriented mentality. Completing the project taught me logistics of building construction, from permitting through final inspection, while training me in basic construction skills. A simultaneous focus on innovation and constructability allowed me to think outside the box and gain practical experience.
FOUND. FORMED. This study relates objects found in nature to iconic architecture through a diagrammatic analysis. This example compares a pinecone to Jerusalemâ€™s Dome of the Rock. I used hand drawing to study and document each object.
STRUCTURE. MATERIAL. This design for a community wellness center is intended to highlight the unique capabilities of steel for a design competition entry to the American Institute of Steel Construction. The building responds to its urban context by addressing the pedestrian experience and the adjacent city park. The central atrium serves as the main circulation, while providing a visual connection to the city. Load calculations and steel sizing operations were performed in Multiframe.
Capital Boulevard and most of the surrounding development are in a floodplain. The low land, along with the high quantity of impervious surfaces, results in severe flash flooding after even the slightest rainfall.
URBAN. DEVELOPMENT. This group project is a proposal for the redesign of Capital Boulevard, a once industrial but now largely vacant Raleigh thoroughfare. I used preliminary research from the Raleigh Urban Design Centerâ€™s Capital Boulevard Corridor Study and built on it with my own investigation. After examining the topography, flood cycle, and neighboring communities, my group came to the conclusion that a greenway, with pockets of high density and responsible urban development, was ideal for this zone. Minimizing impervious surfaces helps to repair the stream ecology and alleviate the disastrous flooding by allowing for ground infiltration. This scheme also provides public green space for the surrounding neighborhoods. The final product was displayed in an exhibit at the Raleigh Urban Design Center as a part of the monthly First Friday Art Walk.
SITE. PLACE. This project focused on site, with a semester long analysis culminating in a design for a museum rooted in its place. A given site was studied at various scales, beginning with the city, Washington D.C. (model above), and ending with the specific conditions of the immediate location.
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CREATIVITY. SKILL. Through years of art classes and independent projects, I have put my creativity to use and practiced my artistic skills. I enjoy painting, sketching, pottery, and woodworking projects.