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Ferry Terminal in Pittsburgh, PA Environmental Center in Pittsburgh, PA Chicago Symphony Annex in Chicago, IL Museum Annex in Pittsburgh, PA Boating Center / Park in Boston, MA BIG BOX Storefront Project in Pittsburgh, PA Fabrication Hand Drawings


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Ferry Terminal Completed Studio Professor Site Project Brief

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January - May 2011 48-305 (Advanced Construction), Second Semester Third Year Freddie Croce Southside Works, Pittsburgh PA (Monongahela Riverfront) Design a terminal for a new water taxi service to operate on Pittsburgh’s rivers. The water taxi system would provide low-volume transportation for daily commuters as well as high-volume transportation for sporting and other special events. The terminal building consists of a wide glass concourse stepping down to the water and a narrow concrete bar containing functional spaces. The public waiting area is terraced following the reshaped landscape, allowing views out to the dock and boats from anywhere inside.

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Street Entrance Perspective Longitudinal Section Curtain Wall Section Site Plan Chunk Model


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Nature Center Completed Studio Professor Site Project Brief

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August - December 2010 48-300 (Environment), First Semester Third Year Takako Tajima and Christine Brill Frick Park, Pittsburgh PA A portion of the park is a post-industrial site where slag (a by-product of steel production) was dumped for many years, creating an artificial landscape. We were tasked with designing an environmental center in this context, housing public exhibition spaces as well as indoor and outdoor classrooms. My proposal straddles the border between slag and forest so that visitors can compare the original and altered states of the site. The building is composed of a number of smaller structures holding programmatic spaces and linked by a series of elevated steel walkways that focus the visitors attention on the land below.

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Model (aerial view) North-South Site Section Site Research: History Mapping Model (first-person view) Process Model and Sketch Site Plan

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Chicago Symphony Annex Completed Studio Professor Site Project Brief

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January - December 2010 48-205 (Materials), Second Semester Second Year Mick McNutt The Loop, Chicago, IL Design an annex to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s current facilities to house a new education and outreach branch of the organization. The building required a performance space, classrooms, a library, various gathering spaces, and a restaurant. Total area of the project’s program is around 30,000 sq. ft. As one ascends my building, each floor gets smaller to provide roof terraces for outdoor gathering. The building is wrapped in a polycarbonate skin on the street facades to help block noise from the street and L Train. The skin wraps inside to excite the main stair, and an opening is cut for views from the concert hall.

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North-South Section (facing east) Floor Plans (ground, second, third, fourth) Final Model Tectonic Diagram Process Models Program Diagram 6


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Carnegie Museum of Art Annex Completed Studio Professor Site Project Brief

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October - December 2009 48-200 (Composition), First Semester Second Year Jennifer Lucchino Pittsburgh, PA Design an annex to the Carnegie Museum of Art to house a small collection of sculptural ‘light art’ that demand differing lighting conditions in the galleries. The site is across Forbes Avenue from the primary museum location and is quite small, demanding a vertical design. Each floor contains one gallery space, with ambient light levels in each gallery increasing as one rises higher in the building. Circulation stairs are placed outside the galleries and inside a skin of vertical louvers. In places, these louvers peel away towards the sky to allow daylight to enter or towards the ground for views.

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Perspective (from across Forbes Avenue) Floor Plans (fourth, fifth) Louver Opening Diagrams Program Diagram Final Model Stair Perspective (southern exposure) Section across Forbes Avenue

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Boating Center / Park Completed Studio Professor Site Project Brief

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March - May 2009 48-105 (Foundation II) Second Semester First Year Mary Lou Arscott and Christine Brill Charles River Basin, Boston, MA A continuation of a project from earlier in the semester, we were allowed to choose our own site for a boating center to serve rowing teams. The building had to account for changing water levels and provide spaces for teams to launch the 60 ft. shells and for spectators to sit. My proposal combines the boating center with a public park, reshaping an existing park to have a more naturalized edge. A long, shallow ramp extending from the boathouse allows space to setup and launch boats. Along the outer shoreline, staggered and curving ramps allow people to access the water directly and creates places for spectators or visitors to sit.

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Site Plan and Land Alteration Diagram Transverse Section Preliminary Section Sketches Final Model Preliminary Model Final Rendering Final Model Detail 7


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BIG BOX Store Completed Class Professor Site Project Brief

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March - May 2010 Storefront Project (elective), Second Semester Second Year Pablo Garcia and Jon Rubin East Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA After doing site analysis projects and initial proposals, we were given access to an empty storefront on Penn Avenue in which we were to construct a low-budget installation related to issues occurring in the neighborhood. With new development entering the neighborhood and a new Target store on the way, we modeled our construction on such a “Big Box” store. However, the interior of our false storefront was constructed entirely of reused cardboard boxes. I worked with a smaller group of students to model the checkout counter as well as create a cardboard lamp “product” for our store. Completed with Shawn Cencer, Zach Cohen, Alex Greenhut, Fatima Kanchwala, Paul Kim, and Hubert Li


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Checkout Counter Penn Ave Storefront Upper Sign Construction Final Construction Our Product: Cardboard Lamp

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Fabrication Completed Class Professor Description

December 2009 - May 2011 Digital Tooling (elective), Parametric Fabrication (elective), self-guided Zach Ali (Digital Tooling) Jeremy Ficca (Parametric Fabrication) Various physical projects undertaken during my time at Carnegie Mellon. Digital Tooling and Parametric Fabrication were elective courses introducing us to tools in Carnegie Mellon’s Digital Fabrication Lab. 1 2 3 4 5

Plaster 3D Print MDF Laptop stand, double-sided CNC milling operation Cherry and Copper Lamp, photos Preliminary Lamp Diagram/Rendering Polyurethane Foam, parametric toolpaths and CNC lathe operation

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Hand Drawings Completed Class Professor Site Description

September 2008 - May 2011 Various Drawing Classes, self-guided Doug Cooper Pittsburgh, PA / Copenhagen, DK Various drawings completed for courses at Carnegie Mellon University or Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Sectional Study: Kunsthaus Bregenz Panorama Sketch: Copenhagen Travel Sketches: Scandinavia Serial Vision Study: Copenhagen Constructed Perspective: Stair

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Liam Lowe Architecture Portfolio 2012  

My architecture portfolio as of March 2012.

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