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richmond priory library

Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Spring 2013 Professor Karl Du Puy

reception desk design

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL Summer 2012 Mentor Thaddeus Root, Chief of Design

abstracted precedent

Spring 2012 Professors Michael Ambrose Jason Winters

visual analysis

Various Locations around the District of Columbia Spring 2012 Professor Devin Kimmel

directional light study

Fall 2012 Professor Ronit Eisenbach

black box theatre

Highlandtown, Baltimore, MD Fall 2012 Professor Ronit Eisenbach RONIT EISENBACH



interstitial space FALL 2012


University of Maryland, College Park, MD Spring 2012 Professors Michael Ambrose Jason Winters

on-site sketches

Various Locations around Europe Spring 2013 Professor Karl Du Puy

ichmond priory library

Located just outside of the city center, the Richmond Priory stands as one of many historical ruins in the town of Richmond, England. While almost all of the priory has since been destroyed and cleared from the site, the tower of the priory still stands to this day as the sole remnant. Despite the active commercial and historical areas of the town, Richmond is in need of a place where the community can grow, both individually and collectively. Given the prime location within the city and its proximity to the local theatre and hospital, the site behind the tower provides for an optimal communal spot. Libraries are wonderful opportunities for education and leisure. They are perfect institutions for both indi-

vidual growth and communal participation. Hence, designing a library for the site is appropriate to achieve the goal of creating a revitalizing communal space. Looking towards precedents such as the works of Al-

var Aalto, Louis I. Kahn, and Tadao Ando; I designed a two-courtyard scheme where the central reading room was held in between wings of private study and communal conference space. The plan was designed through the use of classical proportions, yet structured and detailed through more contemporary work, as influenced by the precedents. The reading room stands as a connection point between public and private program, both inside and out. The courtyard at the front of the building, as illustrated below, is meant to welcome visitors as the venture under the priory tower, while the courtyard in the back of the building is more private for visitors looking for a place of respite amongst the trees. The library engages with the tower through the second story, to fur-

ther provide places of solitude for readers within the ruin. The material choice of heavy timber is meant to provide the comforting feeling libraries often inherit, while the choice of glazing is to fully engage visitors with the mature vegetation surrounding the site.


B.S. in Architecture - 2013

University of Maryland


Richmond, North Yorkshire, England

reception desk redesign

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Museum of Fine Arts stands as a successful example of fluid integration of modern additions to classical existing structure. In order to best serve the staff in future gallery and exhibition planning, I constructed a digital model of the new wing designed by H+oK, including a conservatory and galleries. From modeling the conservatory, it became apparent that the current reception desk was negatively disrupting circulation.

To resolve this, I proposed a new location and design for the desk that guides visitors to the featured galleries on the other side of the conservatory. The design integrates the idea of suspension that can be seen from the glazed conservatory connecting the old and new wings. In front of the wood base of the desk lies a metal mesh curtain, representing classical, ornamental architecture; and rigid

metal grid, representing modernity, casually intertwined to symbolize the wings of the museum and their successful compliment of one another. As the conservatory is held in suspension between the wings, the glass shelf is suspended from the desk by the wire mesh and metal grid. Additionally, the materials are continued vertically and illuminated from beneath to draw attention from the other entrance.


B.S. in Architecture - 2013

University of Maryland


Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

bstracted precedent

This project began as a study of Fay Jones’ Stoneflower in Arkansas through documentation and diagramming. Recreating schematic drawings of the summer home allowed for comprehension of the tectonics and structure used. The repetitive trusses of intertwined wood members create a linear parti, directing residents straight from one end to the other. This is emphasized through the glazing on either end of this timber tunnel. Beyond that, the various spaces within the residence all bleed into each other; living areas merging with dining, resting with living, etc. From abstraction of concepts of the precedent, I designed a new space aimed to harness the principles learned, but in an altered manner. This project was not site specific, thus, allowing for the precedent to be the

sole contextual influence on design. The proposed space keeps a linear parti, dictated through passage under wooden structure. However, instead of straight through, the space leads one to wander as they enter each segment. The skin of the building, as in Stoneflower, dictates passage from one segment to the next, with the first section being completely covered, the second partially covered, and the third being completely free of the skin. The choice of stone is used in both Stoneflower and the new space, yet, in differing ways. Where stone acted as a firm base nuzzled into a hill, separating private functions from public; in the new space, stone is used as a proud datum, consistently reaching across each segment.

visual analysis sketches

Exploration and understanding of space is best accomplished through firsthand experience; experience of promenade, parti, detailing, etc. As a starting point to understand the surrounding world, the following spread features visual analysis of museums and notable works in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

National Building Museum

Pope John Paul II Cultural Center LISA GLENN

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center B.S. in Architecture - 2013

University of Maryland


Various Locations in the DC Area

LIGHT STUDY As an opportunity to deeply study one architectural feature, I was given the instruction of creating a space which contained a place of light, place of shadow, and threshold. I was very intrigued by how light can be utilized to process one through a space. Light can be used in compliment with darkness to guide someone through a maze of spaces to the well-lit area. However, it can also be used as a tool of circumambulation, drawing visitors around a lit object or space, as not to avoid darkness, but embrace light.









black box theatre

Located along the knuckle of Eastern Avenue, Highlandtown and Greektown are two culturally-rich areas within the city of Baltimore. With the arts district of Highlandtown and the cultural richness of Greektown, the two areas offer wonderful opportunities to reignite the vivacity Baltimore can have. Despite the two neighborhoods being adjacent to each other, they are restricted from fully benefitting each other from an industrial strip which runs through Eastern Ave. In order to connect the two areas and revitalize the community culturally, I designed a black box theatre along the abandoned industrial strip. The form of the building was influenced by the concept of two similar, yet disconnected forms, colliding through a central space. This imagery is meant to symbolize the neighborhoods and the potential the site has to unite them. Thus, the central space of the building, aside from the actual theatre, is the central, public atrium. In fact, it is a pivotal point within the procession of the building, where visitors become a part of the architectural experience by ascending along the curve of the wall, and transitioning from active participant to observer of the communal space. At the center of the space is an interactive, translucent form which illuminates itself in various ways throughout the day, meant to further celebrate the symbolic meaning of the space and provide communal activity through exploring the form. Within the plan of the building, the rectilinear forms, hosting spaces such as galleries, office space, and a restaurant, keep a strict orthogonal nature. This is only disrupted through the lyrical dialogue between the theatre and the atrium. This, in accordance with the skewed orientation of the rectangular forms, is done to emphasize the liveliness and uniqueness of the community.



B.S. in Architecture - 2013

University of Maryland





FALL 2012


Exploration of Sequence and Procession

interstitial space

Using the materials of foam core, basswood, and paper, I explored the nature of multi-dimensional thresholds. Developing directionality through the use of materials and framing, these thresholds can be utilized in the case of interstitial spaces. This study involved using each material in at least two dimensions to construct thresholds in every direction.

To best achieve this, a ground level was eliminated. This study was then further implemented in a more practical application, a site on the campus of University of Maryland. Using wood as a device of directionality, I designed a coffee kiosk for campus. Here, the structure would act as an interstitial space between service and served.


B.S. in Architecture - 2013

University of Maryland


Mulit-Dimensional Threshold to Coffee Kiosk

ketches around europe

Spring semester of 2013, I participated in a study abroad program in North Yorkshire, England. Throughout the semester, I travelled to several countries, including, Scotland, Italy, and Barcelona. In each city, I visited a host of places, both classi-


B.S. in Architecture (2013)

cal and modern, and studied them in various ways, both through orthographic and perspective sketches. This spread provides examples from Edinburgh, Northumberland, Rome, Florence, and Glasgow.

University of Maryland


Various Locations Around Europe

rofessional resume

  OBJECTIVE    EDUCATION             

Obtain an internship or job involving skills in design and digital applications. 




Bachelor of Science, Architecture             University of Maryland, College Park, MD  Citation: Media, Self, and Society Scholars Program  GPA 3.324/4.0                  Study Abroad: Kiplin Hall, Yorkshire, England          Programs of Study: Design Studio; Technology: Systems Integration; Seminar in  History of British Architecture    Study Abroad: Sri Lanka              Program of Study: Architecture and Culture in Sri Lanka 



Howard Community College   Course: Accounting I  Received A in course 


COMPUTER APPLICATIONS  AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Google Sketchup, Rhinoceros OSX, Adobe Creative Suite  (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  Publisher, Outlook) 

PRESENTATION Comprehensive training in Drawing – Freehand, Drafting, Diagramming, Sketching  Modeling – Basswood, Cardboard, Chipboard, Foam, Paper  Various Media – Charcoal, Pastel, Ink, Photography, Screen Printmaking, Acrylics 

            WORK  EXPERIENCE 

                          Spring 2013 

January 4‐20, 2012                     June 2010   

Intern                                           Summer 2012  Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fl   Constructed digital model of exhibition galleries and conservatory   Designed new reception desk for conservatory   Collaborated with staff and Chief of Design on design development   Developed galleries and programs in committees for the upcoming exhibition   Discovered the dynamics of a non‐profit organization 



Expected May 2013 

Sales Associate/Cashier                            August 2007‐Present  Soft Stuff, Inc.   Demonstrates adaptability to high‐pressure situations with time restraints   Operate shop efficiently, independently for several hours   Train new employees   Maintain excellent customer service    United States Green Building Council Students (USGBCS)                    2011‐Present 






 Train new employees   Maintain excellent customer service    United States Green Building Council Students (USGBCS)    American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)    NDC Design Charette          RWU Northeast Quad Design Charette       Alpha Phi Omega (APO) – National Service Fraternity    College Park Scholars Ambassadors        America Reads*America Counts (ARAC)     



           2011‐Present              2011‐Present            February 2012         November 2011              2010‐Present                    2010‐2011                 Spring 2011 

USGBCS – President   AIAS – Vice President of Student Affairs; Store Manager  APO – Co‐Alumni Secretary; Service Chair; Big Brother  Alternative Break Program: Chesapeake Bay, MD – Volunteer  Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society  Dean’s List – 2 consecutive semesters   Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society  References available upon request 

On-site Sketches: Ancient Sites in Sri Lanka



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