carolynlecompte S t u d i o Wo r k s 2 0 0 7 - 2 0 1 3
education Current U n i v e r s i t y o f Wa s h i n g t o n ( 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 3 ) Seattle, Washington - Master of Architecture The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts - School of Architecture (2013) Copenhagen, Denmark - Scan Design Exchange Miami University (2007 - 2011) Oxford, Ohio - Bachelor of Arts In Architecture, Focus In Mass Communications 2
C u r r e n t M a s t e r ’s T h e s i s December 2013 U n i v e r s i t y o f W a s h i n g t o n M a s t e r ’s T h e s i s
June 2012 U n i v e r s i t y o f Wa s h i n g t o n
December 2010 Miami University
March 2012 U n i v e r s i t y o f Wa s h i n g t o n
June 2013 The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts
December 2012 U n i v e r s i t y o f Wa s h i n g t o n
A Graphic History Design Build Supershed Northwest Cedar Cabin Seattle Urban Bike Station Roots Of Social Living Gohar Khaton Girls’ School
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A Graphic History
M a s t e r â€™s T h e s i s S i t e L o c a t i o n : O v e r- t h e - R h i n e , C i n c i n n a t i , O h i o Completed: In Progress This thesis explores the potential of expressing and integrating the endangered historical personality of Cincinnatiâ€™s Over-the-Rhine into a community museum and urban path. These elements will inform the new demographic exploring the area, as well as serve the existing (and often ignored) population. A graphic heritage trail will move through the urban environment, highlighting past history and culminating in this cultural center. By using graphics and architecture inspired by Over-the-Rhine, I hope to create a framework of local involvement, community activism, and an exploration of the expressive history of the neighborhood.
1850s The Miami and Erie Canals are completed 01
The population of Over-theRhine estimated at 43,000 residents - the most densely populated neighborhood outside of Brooklyn
The â€œFortyEighterâ€? wave of German citizens immigrates to Over-theRhine
Findlay Market is built
Construction of Central Parkway on top of the historic Erie Canal begins
Activist Buddy Gray emerges as a leader for the poor in Over-the-Rhine 07
Construction of Cincinnati subways halted 05
The shooting of a 19-year-old black teenager incites a week of rioting in Over-theRhine 08
2001 Demolition of low-income housing in the West End causes a wave of new low-income residents
Construction of Music Hall is completed 03
Over-the-Rhine added to The National Registrar of Historic Places
America enters World War I, causing a wave of anti-German sentiment in Cincinnati 04
Clyffside Brewery is completed
Over-the-Rhine sees a new Appalachian migrant population
Over-the-Rhine is the premiere entertainment district of Cincinnati
Over-the-Rhine is first settled
Over-the-Rhine is named one of the 11-most endangered locations in America
Over the years,
Over-the-Rhine has lost nearly
Destroyed historic fabric since 1930 Vacant
historic building stock.
A graphic heritage trail will move through the urban environment, highlighting past history and culminating in the cultural center. This trail will highlight sites of previous demolition, visually and verbally expressing the historic structure that was once standing there.
Intersection of two major thoroughfares
Potential opportunities for expansion within complex
Hub of neighborhood tour activity
Views of Over-The-Rhine and downtown Cincinnati to the south
Vertical vs. Horizontal
Interactive Graphic Loop
Overall, the building is separated into two primary programs: the community program and the exhibit program. These are housed in the new and the existing buildings, respectively. Small exhibit areas begin to permeate between the two.
The lit graphic application in the interior will follow and highlight the spatial movements of each building: in the brewery, the vertical movement, and in the addition, the horizontal.
The urban graphic design will be translated into the design language of the community museum and will be used to connect the old construction and exhibit program with the new architecture and community program.
Create visual and spatial connectivity between floors by offsetting the planes (similar to the brewery floors in the existing building).
To define the new construction as distinct from the old, the circulation of the new building is organized around the perimeter rather than in a central hall.
Circulation Separation This circulation will occur in the â€œseparation spaceâ€? that defines the new construction from the old. This space will try to be as translucent as possible to allow light to wash the walls. The circulation will imitate open fireescapes, which are ubiquitous in the neighborhood.
Double Facade A double facade is applied on the southern facade to create ventilation space, and is used as the circulation to the lagering tunnels.
Focus on Existing Walls
Because the existing building has a rich textural history, the new construction will be simplified to enhance the experience of the adjacent party walls.
To express the past history of the site, the front facade will display an abstracted view of the demolished 1845 building. This connects with the screened views of vacant lots around the neighborhood.
Egress Circulation There is one fire-escape staircase in each building. The brewery contains existing stairs towards the northern end which are enclosed and used. The stairs in the new building are grouped with an elevator, and may be used to access the cafe after hours.
Because of the containment of the party walls, the northeast corner of the building had little access to natural daylight without the glazing along the edges and a sawtooth roof with corresponding floor openings.
To visually, spatially and structurally connect to the existing building, parts of the structural grid will be pulled into the new construction.
010203 Visitors To express the varied history of the neighborhood in a succinct way To offer a destination
To express forgotten history, especially recent history
To create jobs within the neighborhood
To involve new residents in the full community
To express all facets of history and give a voice to the residents who are often overlooked
To provide services for the neighborhood residents
To stimulate community activism To provide services for the neighborhood residents
Design Build Supershed
S i t e L o c a t i o n : C e n t e r f o r U r b a n A g r i c u l t u r e , S e a t t l e , Wa s h i n g t o n Partner: Neighborhood Design Build Studio (12 students), photos thanks to Jake Labarre and Steve Badanes Completed: June 2012 Awards: 2012 AIA Pacific Region Student Honor Award T h i s p r o j e c t , c o m p l e t e d w i t h t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Wa s h i n g t o n ’s D e s i g n B u i l d P r o g r a m o v e r a 1 0 - w e e k p e r i o d , f a b r i c a t e d a “ s u p e r s h e d ” ( s t o r a g e , g r e e n h o u s e , a n d c l a s s r o o m ) a t t h e C e n t e r f o r U r b a n H o r t i c u l t u r e . T h e r o o f ’s “ d o u b l e p i t c h ” w a s s p e c i f i c a l l y d e s i g n e d t o b o t h m a x i m i z e v i e w s t o w a r d s L a k e Wa s h i n g t o n a n d m a x i m i z e s u n e x p o s u r e f o r t h e g r e e n h o u s e .
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Northwest Cedar Cabin
Site Location: Snoqualmie, WA Completed: December 2009 The requirements of this project were to design a small house in a remote location for two sisters in their 60s. I chose to focus on the regional style of the northwest modernism, with its elegant methods of wood construction. The house connects with its forested surroundings, and includes materials found locally to enhance the experience of the dwelling.
With one of the sisters wheel-chair bound, certain design considerations were necessary to make the house on the sloped site accessible. I decided to divide the sistersâ€™ bedrooms by level, designing a ramp system on the side of the house to allow the handicapped sister to access both sections of the house.
Seattle Urban Bike Station
Site Location Union Station Square, Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA Completed March 2012 The intention of this studio was to focus on the tectonic design of a small-scale program. This bike parking station also housed a cafe, bike repair shop, and bike rental space. Challenges that had to be c o n s i d e r e d w e r e h o w t o s u p p o r t b i k e a n d p e d e s t r i a n m o v e m e n t , s a f e t y, a n d h o w t o a c c o m m o d a t e 2 0 0 covered bikes on a limited site.
Exterior Gathering Spaces
Primary Pedestrian Axis
Limited Access Spaces
P r i m a r y Ve h i c u l a r A x i s
Second Level Public Parking
First Level Commercial (Cafe + Bike Repair)
Lower Level Commercial (Bike Rental)
The initial idea was to design a long, thin building along the mosttravelled axis - 2nd Ave NW. In order to transverse the site, and to provide sheltered waiting areas for the bus-stop and outdoor cafe seating, two edges of first floor were sheared away (illustrated on the previous page). The parking on the second level is accessed by a lowslope stair and â€œbike escalatorâ€? - a channel designed to easily allow bike movement up and down the stair.
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Roots Of Social Living
Site Location Copenhagen, Denmark Completed June 2013 In exploring the concept of â€œdwellingâ€?, I focused on the Danish-inspired method of co-housing. I divided the building into different branches of social space that contained different degrees of i n t e r a c t i o n a n d a c t i v i t y. O r i e n t e d w i t h i n a s e r i e s o f b i o s w a l e s , t h e f o r m o r i g i n a t e d f r o m t h e i d e a o f roots dividing from their origin while remaining linked at key nodes.
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Commercial Playground Shared Atrium Commercial Seating Playground Computer Kiosk / Desk Shared Atrium Gardening Plots Seating Bike Parking Computer Kiosk / Desk Commercial Gardening Plots Bike Parking Commercial
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COMMUNITY GATHERING and EXTERIOR USE
These images represent the three different degrees of public and private spaces. The first is the main circulation trunk, the most public. The second is a second circulation trunk and shared space, and the third is a private circulation branch used to access individual apartments.
INDIVIDUAL USE Individual unit types; 1 - 2 bedroom, area smaller in scale to encourage social interaction
SINGLE COMMUNITY Shared space for the single user units; space is open and interconnected
FAMILY COMMUNITY Shared space for the family units; space is contained with small moments of connectivity
PUBLIC COMMUNITY Space for residents and general public; contains commercial and cultural program
Gohar Khaton Girls’ School
Site Location: Mazar - i - Sharif, Afghanistan Partner: Marcus Crider Completed: December 2012 This project was designed in groups of 2-4 and produced in tandem with an actual project being designed and e r e c t e d i n M a z a r- i - S h a r i f . W e e m p h a s i z e d “ p l a c e - m a k i n g ” t o c e l e b r a t e t h e i n d i v i d u a l , t h e c o m m u n i t y, a n d t h e c o n n e c t i o n t o t h e s u r r o u n d i n g e n v i r o n m e n t . T h e d e s i g n e x p r e s s e s t h e g r a d i e n t o f p u b l i c t o p r i v a t e s p a c e , o f a c t i v i t y, and of traditional earth architecture fused with modern strategies.
Mud Brick and Plaster
Library Director’s Office Nursery Flex Classroom Offices Mechanical / Bathrooms Covered Teaching Typical Upper Classroom Walkway Playfield / Volleyball Courtyard Nursery Play Space Blackboard / Swing Structures Outdoor Amphitheater Planting Beds Reading Shade Garden Exterior Teaching Space
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The primary axis is oriented to maximize the visual accessibility to 13 the Hindu Kush mountains towards the south. This axis, aligned with the circulation overpasses, enhances the site’s connection to sky.07 07
STREET CONNECTION The primary axis is oriented to maximize the visual accessibility to the Hindu Kush mountains towards the south. This axis, aligned with the circulation overpasses, enhances the site’s connection to sky.
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Computer Lab Offices Service Spaces (generator, trash, ect.) Bathrooms Hand washing School and/or Community Classrooms Activities Field (volleyball) School Classrooms Well Locations Gathering Spaces / Outdoor Classrooms Nursery Storage Security Flex Classroom
CIRCULATION In addition to the primary axis, two secondary axis twist through the site. The green axis indicates a path focused on the individual student while the blue indicates institutional teaching spaces. “Gathering nodes” occur where these two paths cross, as well as along the primary axis.
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Several site locations were preserved, such as the large evergreen trees, the bathroom location at the northeast corner, and the location of the entrance to the site.
TRADITIONAL and MODERN
The classroom buildings were aligned along the east-west axis for southern solar availability during the day. The eastern classrooms were additionally angled to catch as much morning sun as possible (during the times that class would be in session.)
The two primary building methods of this project are plastered mudbrick and a light, steel structure. The heavy material is used to house the anchored teaching areas, while the light structure is used to facilitate activity and movement.
The building uses local building techniques and materials while introducing modern building strategies to the community to improve the performance of structures within Mazar-i-Sharif. This teaches local craftsman how to assemble structures while using both methods, fusing the past of Mazar-i-Sharif with the future of construction.
Modern insertion / connections
fabricated steel, bolt on site
Traditional / cut fill site treatment with stone concrete plinths
Traditional / fired brick in fill with mud plaster coating
Traditional / wood window frames
Traditional / concrete frame
Un i ve rsit y o f Washing t on ( c u rre n t ) Ma st ers of A rchitectur e R oyal Danish Academ y of F i n e A rt s S ch ool of Archit ect ure ( 2013) S p ri ng Semes ter Exch an g e M i ami Univ ersit y o f Oh i o ( Ma y 2011) B achelor of A rts in A rc h i t e c t u r e Thematic Sequence in Mass C o m m u n i c at i o n s Archi t ecture s tudy abr o ad i n Lo n d o n , UK G PA: 3 .76 /4.0 , M agna C u m Lau d e , Gr ad u at e d w i t h H o n o r s
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S can Desig n Fellowsh i p ( 2013) C h arl e s W int hrop III M e m ori a l S c h ol a rsh i p ( 2012) F l oyd A. Nar amore Arc h i t e c t u re Me m ori a l F e l l ow sh ip ( 2 0 1 1 - 2 0 1 2 ) Wal ter C. Pfeiffer Sch ol a rsh i p ( 2010) Awarded for d e si g n e x c e l l e n c e H ow ard E. Gart ner Arc h i t e c t u re S c h ol a rsh i p ( 2009) Awarded for e x c e l l e n c e i n ar c h i t e c t u re C oun cil of Educat io n a l P l a n n e rs In t e r n a t i on a l S c h ola r s h ip ( 2 0 0 7 ) Awarded for ar t an d ac ad e m i c e x c e l l e n c e W i l l W. Glasg ow Jr. Sc h ol a rsh i p ( 2007-2011) Awarded for ac ad e m i c e x c e l l e n c e M i ami Univ ersit y Honors P rogra m ( 2007-2011) M i ami Univ ersit y Dea n â€™s L i st ( 2007-2011) A cad e mic Depart men t Com pe t i t i on S c h ol a rsh i p ( 20 0 7 - 2 0 1 1 ) Awarded for p o rt fo l i o p re se n t at i o n
A merican Inst it ut e o f A rc h i t e c t u re S t u de n t s ( 2007- 2 0 1 1 ) Executive board m e m b e r, c o - fu n d rai si n g c h ai r in 2 0 0 9 Executive board m e m b e r, m ark e t i n g / g r ap h i c s c h a ir in 2 0 1 0 A dvisor in th e A I A D ay t o n St u d e n t C o m p e t i t i o n in 2 0 0 9 Chair of the We b si t e C o m m i t t e e i n 2010 Volunteered fo r Fre e d o m By D e si g n Pr o j e c t i n 2 0 1 0 A rch i t ect ure Depart m e n t a l Tou r G u i de ( 2008 - 2011 ) Volunteered t o g i v e st u d i o t o u r s t o p ro sp e c t i ve s t u d e n t s
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