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P R O CESS I N G Lauren Divinagracia | Portfolio 2019 843.539.6094 | ldd313@gmail.com

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A B O U T

Lauren Divinagracia is currently an Architectural Designer at Spiezle Architectural Group. She currently is based in Hamilton Township, New Jersey and is still getting used to snow up north. A graduate from Clemson University’s architecture program, she seeks to further her education and in the process obtain her architectural license. She is an aspiring designer and social activist who seeks to combine her love for community with her love for well-thought out design processes. She enjoys playing with design in a multitude of formats and is always looking for new knowledge. While she currently lives in New Jersey, she will always consider the Philippines her home. Beyond being a designer, Lauren considers herself an activist and craft enthusiast. She will always find time to make new friends, experience new things, and try just about anything!

EXPERIENCE / SKILLS Architectural Designer | Spiezle Architectural Group (2018 - Present) | Hamilton Township, New Jersey Education B.A. Architecture Art History Minor Clemson University Class of 2018

Software skills Revit 2019 Lumion 2018 AutoCAD 2018 Rhinoceros 3D Microsoft Office Altru & TAM Retail Apache Open Office Autodesk Inventor 2010 Adobe InDesign CC 2014 Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

Production team member. Responsibilities include drafting construction documents, creating renderings, assisting with consultant coordination, surveying, construction administration, and aiding with project designs from exterior facades to interior layouts. Projects include K-12, higher education, housing, commercial, and senior living. Assistant to Adjunct Professor | Mercer Country Community College (Fall 2019 Term-Present) | Hamilton Township, NJ Aids with first year-architecture studio led by adjunct professor. Assists with lesson and project planning and classroom critiques throughout the semester. Production Assistant | Eardrop Co., LLC (2019-Present) | Tom’s River, New Jersey Assistant to design and production of custom clay earrings to head designer and owner. Works directly with product creation and packaging. Focused on winter floral designs.

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Medium Skills Graphite Woodcraft Printmaking Paperfolding Plaster & Clay 3D Printing Skills Wireform & Welding Colored Pencils & Pastels Acrylic & Watercolor Paint Honors & Awards LEED Green Associate Awarded July 2019 Dean’s List - 3.68 GPA Clemson University William V. Moore Award College of Charleston 1st Place Presentation 2nd Place Thesis Additional Skills Data Entry CPR Certification Proficient Spanish Speaker Fundamental Knowledge of Tagalog, Ilongo, & Chavacano Affiliations Young Professionals Group Chairperson-elect for Spiezle Women in Architecture Clemson Chapter President NOMA | Clemson Chapter Vice President

Construction Management Intern | ARCA Design & Asheville Art Museum (Summer 2017) | Asheville, Nc Summer construction management intern for both ARCA Design and the Asheville Art Museum as a part of a collaborative learning experience. Primarily worked on new construction of Asheville Art Museum in downtown Asheville. Produced drawings, walkthroughs, exhibition layouts, and casework designs in SketchUp and Revit. Visitor Services Associate | Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (Summer 2016) | Charleston, South Carolina Play associate for the Big Build Exhibit at the Children’s Musem of the Lowcountry. Aided in facilitating learning through play primarily concerning basic building construction and design for visiting children ages 6-12. Also assisted with educational summer camps. Photography Intern | City of Charleston Night Market (Summer 2015) Took event, vendor, and product photos for Night Market website, social media, and other related digital marketing campaigns. Freelance Product Photographer | 2015 Took product photos for local Charleston jewelry designers and artisans. Clients include JK Designs and BR designs. Workshop Creator & Facilitator | Girls Rock Camp Charleston (May 2013-January 2014) Created pilot workshop program for Charleston base of Girls Rock Camp. Program focused on media literacy and design composition skills using zines as a basis of design and medium. Acted, researched and presented thesis that won the William V. Moore presentation award from the College of Charleston.

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Table of Contents Project Profile: this document is divided into four different sections: design, build, play, and beyond. it comprises of professional, educational, competition, and leisurely projects completed in the past five years.

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Project Profile: The Design section is comprised of professional, educational, competition, and leisure projects completed in the past five years.

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Project Profile: The following project documents include selected works created for an interior fit out of one of Apple Montessori’s New Jersey schools. The project scope included a stroller hub design as well as new classroom layouts for children of infant, toddler, and preschool age. This project was completed during Lauren’s time with Spiezle Architectural Group, located in Hamilton, New Jersey. This Hoboken location fit out will be the first of many schools to be renovated in the future.

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Project site:

Title & Status:

Hoboken, New Jersey Maxwell Location of Apple Montessori Schools

Apple Montessori Schools Renovations Interior fit-out

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Alternate stroller hub rendering

Axonometric of renovated space

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Project Profile: The following project documents include selected works created for an interior fit out of one of Apple Montessori’s New Jersey schools. The project scope included a stroller hub design as well as new classroom layouts for children of infant, toddler, and preK030 HOBOKEN MAXWELL school age. This project was completed during Lauren’s time with Spiezle Architectural Group, located in Hamilton, New Jersey. This Hoboken location fit out will be the first of many schools to be renovated in the future.

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Sample typical floor plan

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Project Profile: Completed during study abroad in Barcelona, CII was created with the in

tent to provide transitional housing and assistance for new Spanish residents in Catalonia. The Center was designed for newly appointed or transitioning immigrants with the idea of bringing in new community values to the Sant Antoni Neighborhood. Programs includes housing, classrooms, immigration services and foundations offices, as well as common areas for residents and locals to meet and gather. This project was completed as a partner project with Candice Thornton, fellow Clemson Architecture Undergraduate.

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Project Site:

Title & Status:

Barcelona, Spain

CII - Center for Immigration Information

Barcelona Architecture Center Fall 2017

Undergraduate Studio Project

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CII

Community & Living

classroom

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New to the the city? The country? Consult one of our social service representatives today! Info also available online. http://www.ciicommunity.es

atrium from ground floor

Need to learn Catalan? Improve your resume? Register for one of our classes with fellow immigrants and local residents!

atrium from eye level

Searching for friends? Want to meet local natives? Be a part of a new community? Come work or hang in our community spaces!

studio

Looking for a temporary place to stay? We have that too. Families and individuals welcome!

Experience Renderings

apply today! love, CII

Project Profile: Completed during study abroad in Barcelona, CII was created with the in tent to provide transitional housing and assistance for new Spanish residents in Catalonia. The Center was designed for newly appointed or transitioning immigrants with the idea of bringing in new community values to the Sant Antoni Neighborhood. Programs includes housing, classrooms, immigration services and foundations offices, as well as common areas for residents and locals to meet and gather. This project was completed as a partner project with Candice Thornton, fellow Clemson Architecture Undergraduate.

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elevation 1:1000

Front facade & perspectives

balcony detail

street view

back elevation 1:1000

Back facade & perspectives

alley perspective

balcony detail

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wall section WATER COLLECTION PLANTERS W/ VEGETATION

19 m ROOF FLOOR

HEAT ABSORBENT GLASS W/ LOW-E COATING

4.6 m FIRST FLOOR

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1.27 cm GWB @WALLS

7.62 cm CMU WALLS W/ BATT INSULATION

10 cm RIGID INSULATION

PRECAST CONCRETE WALL PANEL SYSTEM

10 cm CONCRETE SLAB 14 cm RIGID INSULATION 10 cm CRUSHED STONE UNDER SLAB COMPACTED FILL/ EARTH

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Project Profile: Completed during study abroad in Barcelona, CII was created with the in tent to provide transitional housing and assistance for new Spanish residents in Catalonia. The Center was designed for newly appointed or transitioning immigrants with the idea of bringing in new community values to the Sant Antoni Neighborhood. Programs includes housing, classrooms, immigration services and foundations offices, as well as common areas for residents and locals to meet and gather. This project was completed as a partner project with Candice Thornton, fellow Clemson Architecture Undergraduate.

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site plan 1:500

ground floor 1:200

transverse section

2 first floor 1:200

example apartment layout

fourth floor 1:200

second floor 1:200

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Project Profile: The “R(EE-V)AMP name itself comes from the goals of this group design competition submission: to reflect the past, engage the present, and enhance the future of the Leimert Park Community. The Leimert Park Cultural and Community center (LMPC) strives to demonstrate these qualities in order to serve the Leimert Park community. The ramp system of the building winds around the heart - or in this case, the head - of the museum to connect the ground to the roof and mimics the rectilinear style of the African American headwrap.

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Project Site: Leimert Park, California Completed for 2016 NOMAS Barbara G. Laura Student Design Competition

Title: R(EE-V)AMP Leimert Park Cultural Center

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interior rendering

site plan

Project Profile: The “R(EE-V)AMP name itself comes from the goals of this group design competition submission: to reflect the past, engage the present, and enhance the future of the Leimert Park Community. The Leimert Park Cultural and Community center (LMPC) strives to demonstrate these qualities in order to serve the Leimert Park community. The ramp system of the building winds around the heart - or in this case, the head - of the museum to connect the ground to the roof and mimics the rectilinear style of the African American headwrap.

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Green roof rendering

Massing & volume process

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Floor plans

Project Profile: The “R(EE-V)AMP� name itself comes from the goals of this group design competition submission: to reflect the past, engage the present, and enhance the future of the Leimert Park Community. The Leimert Park Cultural and Community center (LMPC) strives to demonstrate these qualities in order to serve the Leimert Park community. The ramp system of the building winds around the heart - or in this case, the head - of the museum to connect the ground to the roof and mimics the rectilinear style of the African American headwrap.

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Final model

Final model + massings

Program square footage

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Project Profile: This section primarily includes work that Lauren has built herself or aided in the construction of.

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Project Profile: The following photos and diagrams were created as a part of Spiezle Architectural Group’s participation in Philadelphia Parking Day 2019. The premise of this design was to use recycled materials to create an open canopy where passersby may also contribute to the overall design and growth of the exhibition. Repurposed plastic bags, recycled paper, weaving and folding techniques were implemented to create an open air canopy over a space of one parked car.

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Project Site: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fabricated on site with volunteers

Status: Spiezle Parking Day 2019

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Aerial view

Close-up

Close-up

Project Profile: The following photos and diagrams were created as a part of Spiezle Architectural Group’s participation in Philadelphia Parking Day 2019. The premise of this design was to use recycled materials to create an open canopy where passersby may also contribute to the overall design and growth of the exhibition. Repurposed plastic bags, recycled paper, weaving and folding techniques were implemented to create an open air canopy over a space of one parked car.

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! t ip qu ick

mountain fold means you fold the paper upwards!

valley fold means you fold the paper downwards!

FLIP OVER

1. fold valley corner to corner

2. fold valley corner to corner

3. unfold and flip over OPEN SIDE UP

OPEN SIDE UP

4. fold in half mountain style (opposite direction of the valley!) OPEN SIDE UP

7. fold tips inward to middle crease

5. fold in half again mountain style

OPEN SIDE UP

6. fold along creases naturally to create a diamond. face open end side up

OPEN SIDE UP

8. unfold. fold tips again half way to middle crease. flip and repeat on other side

9. fold bottom sides towards middle crease. repeat on opposite side.

10. hold onto bottom end and open up petals outward with your fingers. don’t be afraid to crease it!

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As an effort to reduce landfill waste, Spiezle will donate all plastic bags used as netting to the Trex Company to make composite decking and railing. All other materials will be reused and recycled!

Tutorial diagram

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Project Profile: Clemson’s patented sim[PLY] was utilized and modified to create a pop up exhibition space and seating area in 4 Main, Summerton, South Carolina. Extensive research was drawn to understand the people and history of Summerton to best fit the design both to the human form and its purpose as a multiuse structure within the quonset hut site. While this project was completed as a part of a team-design-build, priority and effort was given most to detail modifications of the structure pieces, Summerton research, and actual fabrication using plywood and CNC routing.

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Project Site:

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Summerton, South Carolina

4 MAIN FOR ALL Summerton Exhibition Installation + Sim[PLY]

Fabricated in Clemson, SC

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summerton

south carolina

january

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sense of place

1820s: The first recorded land purchase in the Summerton area was by Charles Harvin. Purchase 69 acres of woodland between Taw Caw and Scott’s Branch River

march

major turn points

The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain ended in 1814. It was essentially a stalemate, but it did reconfirm America’s Independence from Great Britain.

social issues

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1855: Summerton Academy created, teacher salary of $400 per year

general history 1757: St. Mark’s Parish is formed out of the existing Craven County. This portion of land encompasses Summerton.

may

On December 19, 1855, a legislative act was passed establishing the Clarendon District with the same boundaries defined in the Act of 1785. The State Constitution of1868 would later change districts into counties.

june

The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces fired uponFort Sumter, a key fort held by Union troops in South Carolina. Eleven states seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America (CSA). South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. The war came to an end four years later with Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Gen. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

july

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1670: september

First English settlement founded in South Carolina on the Ashley River at Abermarle Point

october

1682: Craven County now encompasses the area soon to be known as Clarendon County

1793: Santee Canal was created to help the transportation of the settler’s imports

1798: Sumter District was created of Claredon, Claremont, and Salem counties

november

1850: Wealthy plantation owners begin building summer homes in Summerton

During the Civil War, citizens of Summerton and Clarendon County primarily served in one of three companies: the Manning Guards, Keel’s Company, or the Sprott Guard. In 1865, a body of General Sherman’s Union troops under command of General Potter raided Clarendon county. A large portion of the nearby town of Manning, including the court house, was destroyed during “Potter’s Raid”. The raid took place only a few days before Gen. Robert E. Lee´s surrender at Appomattox. On December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery in the U.S. In July 1868, after the S.C. State Legislature ratified the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the state was finally permitted to regain official representation in Congress. The amendment addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws for all citizens, including for-

december

History timeline

Project Profile: Clemson’s patented sim[PLY] was utilized and modified to create a pop up exhibition space and seating area in 4 Main, Summerton, South Carolina. Extensive research was drawn to understand the people and history of Summerton to best fit the design both to the human form and its purpose as a multiuse structure within the quonset hut site. While this project was completed as a part of a team-design-build, priority and effort was given most to detail modifications of the structure pieces, Summerton research, and actual fabrication using plywood and CNC routing.

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1901: Ebenezer Baptist Church is established - one of the churches to host Clarendon County meetings between 1949 and 1954 of the desegregation of public schools. The plaintiffs for Briggs vs Elliot met here on April 20th, 1949.

Dec. 24th, 1889: South Carolina assembly grants a charter to officially incorporate Summerton

1951: The African-American community in Summerton joined the NAACP efforts to file a class action suit, Briggs vs Elliot, in the US District Court. They sued the local school board over the issue of unequal education opportunities being provided for the ir childern. It ws utlimately combined with four other desegregation cases, collectively known as Brown v. Board of Education, and brought before the US Supreme Court.

1902: Electricity introduced to Clarendon County

1905: The Old Manning Library is built - it is the only register in the county. Currently used as the Archives Museum for Clarendon County.

1994: Palmetto Trail Begins as at the Intercoastal Waterway and continues through 16 states/26 Passages in South Carolina Designated at Federal Millenium Legacy Trail ~ 350 complete miles in SC, ~500 miles in total length

1947: Briggs vs Elliot Begins. The case began as a request for bus transportation for black students who had to walk to school . Harry and Eliza Briggs joined with 21 other families to find a school bus suitable gor their children, but frequent maintenance led them to ask the local school superintedent, R.M. Elliot for their own bus. Harry Briggs, a service station attendant, and Eliiza Briggs, a maid, became the named plaintiffs. Elliot was named as the defendant.

Francis Miss

Marion

Carolinas

Pudding Annual

1964: The Civil Rights was passed by Congress, officially ending racial segregration across the US.

1970: After the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Court mandated complete desgregation, most white students were enrolled by their parents in private academies. Most have since closed.

1965: Integration of a few token black students into the formerly all-white Clarendon County schools began. The Summerton Baptist Church founded the Summerton Baptist Church School, now known as Clarendon Hall.

Living

Encampment

Clarendon

Pagent

Bass

Challenge

Swamp Stiped

Bass

Summerton

Lion’s

Club

Manning

Farmer’s

Weldon

Kid’s

Festival Festival

Golf Market

Camp

1947: Levi Pearson vs Clarendon County Board of Education

Shannon Green 3 Man Captain’s Choice 1941: Santee Wildlife Refuge is created; 13,000 acres of wildlife that is a nesting and stopover migration and mating location for duck, geese, and migratory birds.

1941: Harold R. Boulware, Sr., chief counsel for the South Carolina NAACP and led the effort to gain pay for equal work for African-American teachers. He gained fame as the chief attorney in the Clarendon County Schools desegregation case of Briggs vs Elliot.

TOTAL POPULATION 1100 (100% RURAL) MALES 43% FEMALES 57% BLACK POPULATION 62% WHITE POPULATION 35% OTHER RACES 3% MEDIAN RESIDENT AGE 42.8 YEARS SC MEDIAN RESIDENT AGE 38.6 YEARS AVERAGE CRIME RATE 405 SC AVERAGE CRIME RATE 288

1989: 40% of other black children attend predomintaly white schools in other SC cities EXCEPT in Summerton

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Coastal

Cleanup

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Clarendon

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Annual

Dinner

Claredon County Jr. Golf Fundraiser Jr. Christmas Tubervilee

Chambers

Gun

Social Christmas

Raffle FTC Parade

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SUMMERTON theatre The installation has multiple functions for Summerton citizens; we envision not only a theatre for plays and films, but also a farmer’s market, and a rotating art gallery.

Roof Theatre

Gallery

Wall

Floor / Seating

Market

FUTURE EXPANSION

This project was designed to have the capacity for future expansion led by the Summerton community. The floor can be added to in order to become a full stage. More bays can be built, and the theatre can span the width of the building. All of this can be done by the local community because of its simple constructability.

Social Space Construction process & stats

Project Profile: Clemson’s patented sim[PLY] was utilized and modified to create a pop up exhibition space and seating area in 4 Main, Summerton, South Carolina. Extensive research was drawn to understand the people and history of Summerton to best fit the design both to the human form and its purpose as a multiuse structure within the quonset hut site. While this project was completed as a part of a team-design-build, priority and effort was given most to detail modifications of the structure pieces, Summerton research, and actual fabrication using plywood and CNC routing.

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SimPly pieces and assemblies were designed to be built and carried by a crew of two people and because everything is precut and measured, 4 Main’s framing can be built by anyone with limited knowledge of construction. Without the need for power tools the system allows for a greater range of skill levels to participate in construction. This construction method achieves affordability, ease of construction, and community engagement through simplicity and feasibility.

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SimPLY uses CNC-cut and flat-packed pieces of plywood that can be easily put together without the need of power tools or measuring. The pieces are put together similar to ready-to-assemble furniture by following an easy to understand assembly manual that shows the process step by step.

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R-FLR-2

059

060 R-KEY-02

R-KEY-01

R-FLR-6

R-FLR-4

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-HDR-02

R-FLL-2

070

071

072

R-KEY-02

R-KEY-01

R-FLL-10

073

R-FLL-11

test for tyler

-1 R-BRACE

R-BRACE-2

R-FLL-5

R-FLL-3

L-1

069

R-KEY-02

R-FLL-4

R-FLL-1

W-FHSP-02

068

R-FLL-4

W-BHSP-03

W-BRK-01

W-BHSP-01

R-BRACE-3

W-BHSP-02

B-SEAT-02

R-FL

067 R-KEY-01

R-FLL-8

R-FLL-2

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-FMSP-02

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-FHSP-03 W-BRK-01

W-HDR-02

W-HDR-02

W-HDR-02

W-HDR-01 W-HDR-01

W-FHSP-02

066

065

R-FLR-5

R-FLL-3

W-BHSP-02

064 R-KEY-02

R-FLR-3

063 R-KEY-01

R-FLL-7

R-FLL-5

W-BHSP-02

W-HDR-02

062

R-FLR-6

test for tyler

W-BHSP-02

W-HDR-02

061

R-FLR-5

W-BHSP-02

W-BHSP-03

W-BRK-01

B-STFH-03 W-BHSP-01

074

R-FLL-11

075

R-FLL-12

076

077

078

079

R-KEY-02

R-KEY-01

R-FLL-12

080

R-KEY-02

081

082

R-KEY-02

R-KEY-01

083

084

085

086

087

088

089

090

R-KEY-02

R-KEY-01

R-KEY-01

R-FLR-8

R-BEAM-1

R-BEAM-3

R-BEAM-1

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-3

R-BEAM-7

R-BEAM-4

R-FLR

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

-10

R-FLL-8

R-FLL-7 R-FLR-7

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

R-BRAC

127

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

104

W-STU-02

129

130

R-BEAM-3

W-STU-02

W-BRK-03

105

106

107

108

109

B-STF-05

W-STU-02

W-SLSP-01

W-SHF-03

W-SHF-03

W-STF-04

B-STF-06 W-BASE-1

110

B-FJ-04

W-SLSP-01

111

W-STU-02

B-STF-06

113

114

115 W-STU-02

W-SHF-03

W-STU-02

112

W-STU-02

W-SLSP-01

W-SLSP-01

B-STF-05

W-SHF-03 B-STF-05

W-STF-04

W-STF-05

103 W-SLSP-01

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-3

R-BEAM-1

R-BEAM-5

R-BEAM-3

R-BEAM-2

B-FJ-04

116

117

W-SMSP-01

W-SMSP-01

118 W-SMSP-01

119 W-SMSP-01

120 W-SMSP-01

B-STF-06 W-SLSP-01

W-STF-03

102 W-SHF-03

B-STF-05

E-1

128

R-KEY-01

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-BRK-03

R-BRACE-2

-2

R-BRAC E-1

E-1

W-SHF-03

R-BRAC E-1

W-SLSP-01

-2 R-BRACE

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

R-BRAC E-1

E-1

126

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4 W-BRK-03

R-BRAC

R-BRAC E-1

B-FJ-04

101

R-BRACE-2

125 W-SHF-4

R-BRAC E-1

W-STF-03

W-SHF-4

R-BRAC E-1

E-1

W-STF-06

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

R-BRAC

R-BRAC E-1

W-STF-03

W-SHF-4

W-SHF-4

R-BRAC E-1

W-STF-06

-3

-3

-3

124 W-SHF-4

R-BRAC E-1

B-FJ-04

100 -2 R-BRACE

-3

-3

-3

R-BRACE

-3

R-BRACE

R-BRACE

R-BRACE

R-BRACE

123 W-SMSP-01

R-BRAC E-1

R-BRACE-2

099 R-BRACE

R-BRACE

-3

R-BRACE

-3

R-BRACE

122 W-SMSP-01

R-BRAC E-1

W-STF-05

098

-3

R-BRACE

-3

R-BRACE

-3

R-BRACE

121

W-STU-02

131

R-FLR-9

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-03

R-BEAM-3 W-BRK-01

W-STU-02

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-03

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

R-FLR-9

W-BRK-03

W-BRK-03

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-03

W-BRK-03

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-03

W-BRK-03

W-SHF-4

L-1

W-SHF-4

W-BRK-01

R-FL

W-BRK-03

W-SHF-7

W-BRK-01

W-STF-07

W-STF-07

W-STF-08

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01

W-BRK-01 W-BRK-01

W-STF-08

R-FLL-9

R-FLL-9

W-SMSP-01

R-BRAC E-1

W-STF-03

097

W-BASE-1

R-BRAC E-1

B-FJ-04

096

R-BRACE R-BRAC E-1

B-FJ-04

R-FLL-6

R-FLL-9

R-FLR-11

095

R-BEAM-2 R-BRAC

B-STF-06

094 R-BEAM-8

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-1

R-FLR-11

093

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-1

R-FLR-12

092

R-BEAM-6

R-BEAM-3

R-BEAM-1

R-BEAM-2

R-FLR-12

091 R-BEAM-6

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-2

R-BEAM-2

R-BRACE-2

0

R-FLR-9

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-BRACE-2

R-FLR-7

R-FLR-1

R-FLR-8

R-FLL-10

R-FLL-6

INSTALL

ASSEMBLE

grab a friend, engage the local community, and begin construction

Use the assembly manual constructed during the fabrication process to assist assembly.

TOOLS USED:

ZIP TIE GUN

STAINLESS STEEL ZIP TIES

RUBBER MALLET

CORDLESS SCREW GUN

GENIE LIFTS

TOOLS NOT USED:

NO SAWS NO PENCILS OR TAPE MEASURES IT’S ALREADY CUT! IT’S ALREADY MEASURED!

NO NAILS / NAIL GUNS WE VALUE SAFETY.

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Project Profile: Designed for a pop-up trailhead to better advertise and advocate for the Green Crescent Trail Committee, this shelter and gathering space is intended to be a hub for communication and collaboration. Modeled after the idea of the welcoming Southern porch, this structure was created out of scrap pieces of wood and constructed within one week. The plan of the structure follows an I-formation to better facilitate conversation and to be used as a make-shift desk if needed. This particular iteration is designed as a proposal.

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Project Site:

Status:

Clemson, South Carolina Various Locations

Green Crescent Trailhead A Pop-Up Mock Up

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Project Profile: Designed for a pop-up trailhead to better advertise and advocate for the Green Crescent Trail Committee, this shelter and gathering space is intended to be a hub for communication and collaboration. Modeled after the idea of the welcoming Southern porch, this structure was created out of scrap pieces of wood and constructed within one week. The plan of the structure follows an I-formation to better facilitate conversation and to be used as a make-shift desk if needed. This particular iteration is designed as a proposal.

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Assembly process

Intial sketch

assembly process

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Project Profile: Works in this section include projects that have been published in Etudes for Architects by Joseph Choma as well as works that have been used as a basis of design for the first year-architecture project program at Mercer County Community College.

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D E S I G N B U I L D P

L

A

Y

BEYOND 41


Project Profile: The premise of this project was to create a viewing shelter using one of the learned design techniques from the 2Y Clemson Foundations Course. Using boolean operations as digital design tool, this shelter was created to emulate the form of a grotto from Roman Antiquity. This structure’s purpose is to take its audience on a free falling experience off of a mountain side that is unexpected from its regular, rectilinear form on the outside. Selected drawings are published in Etudes for Architects by Joseph Choma.

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Project Site:

Status:

Clemson, South Carolina

ON THE EDGE Viewing Apparatus

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Plan section

Project Profile: The premise of this project was to create a viewing shelter using one of the learned design techniques from the 2Y Clemson Foundations Course. Using boolean operations as digital design tool, this shelter was created to emulate the form of a grotto from Roman Antiquity. This structure’s purpose is to take its audience on a free falling experience off of a mountain side that is unexpected from its regular, rectilinear form on the outside. Bystanders may pass through the interior of the structure and then carefuly ascend to the roof if desired.

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Massing iterations

N-S section

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Project Profile: The models created in this course were a part of the Clemson Foundations Run for sophomore undergraduate students. The models in this section are a part of four introductory projects into various design techniques: boolean operations, folded plate structures, and ruled surfaces. Model materials include: 1/8” basswood sticks, matboard, string, wire, and 18” x 24” sheets of bristol paper. The culmination of the knowledge acquired from these projects lead to the final course viewing apparatus. These selected works have been published in Etudes for Architects by Joseph Choma.

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Project Site:

Title:

Clemson, South Carolina

EXPLORATION Objects to Think With

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Wireframe boolean model

Wireframe boolean model

Solid void boolean model

Wireframe boolean model

Folded column model

Project Profile: The models created in this course were a part of the Clemson Foundations Run for sophomore undergraduate students. The models in this section are a part of four introductory projects into various design techniques: boolean operations, folded plate structures, and ruled surfaces. Model materials include: 1/8” basswood sticks, matboard, string, wire, and 18” x 24” sheets of bristol paper. The culmination of the knowledge acquired from these projects lead to the final course viewing apparatus. These selected works have been published in Etudes for Architects by Joseph Choma.

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Ruled surface model

Ruled surface model

Curved crease model

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Project Profile: This model conveys the idea of form being a representative entity that creates space through an emulation of organic matter. The outer shell or mold of sorts creates an inhabitable space. I envisioned an abstract interpretation of the outer skin of a lemon - the endocarp - as a net. The slotted core represents the inner core of the lemon with added stem leaves to ensure a failsafe, the irregular hexagons implying the lemon sections in the space, and the leaf acting as a pin that further locks all the pieces together. This was used as the basis of project program for a pilot project in Mercer County Community College’s first year architecture program.

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Project Site:

Status:

Clemson, South Carolina Hamilton, New Jersey

LEMON HEAD Structure & Design Basis of first year project program

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Assembly process

assembly process

Project Profile: This model conveys the idea of form being a representative entity that creates space through an emulation of organic matter. The outer shell or mold of sorts creates an inhabitable space. I envisioned an abstract interpretation of the outer skin of a lemon - the endocarp - as a net. The slotted core represents the inner core of the lemon with added stem leaves to ensure a failsafe, the irregular hexagons implying the lemon sections in the space, and the leaf acting as a pin that further locks all the pieces together. This was used as the basis of project program for a pilot project in Mercer County Community College’s first year architecture program.

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Assembly process

Assembly process

Assembly process

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Project Profile: The works in this section display miscellaneous works either for freelance pay, official work, fun, or unrelated classes at Clemson University. The following mediums and methods are used for the top two rows: acrylic, water color, solid/void cuts, graphite, paper, and linoleum cuts. The bottom two rows represent product and event photography for Charleston native jewelry artists as well as the City of Charleston Night Market.

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BEYOND 55


Project Profile: The works in this section display miscellaneous works either for freelance pay, official work, leisure, or logo competitions. The following mediums and methods are used for the top two rows: acrylic, water color, solid/void cuts, graphite, paper, and linoleum cuts. The selected photos represent product and event photography for Charleston native jewelry artists as well as the City of Charleston Night Market.

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Place Within Place

Exit

Outlet

Link to Exit

Place (Exit)

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Profile for Lauren Divinagracia

PRO + CESS + ING [2019]  

Digital Portfolio of Lauren Divinagracia, updated 2019

PRO + CESS + ING [2019]  

Digital Portfolio of Lauren Divinagracia, updated 2019

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