PORTFOLIO LUCAS DELAINE DOWNES M. ARCHITECTURE
Manhattan City Park Pavilion
Highland Park Village Library
Falls Brew Pub
KC Bicycle Kitchen
The arts have always played an important role in my life. I began with drawing when I was little, and moved onto painting, ceramics, and jewelry as I grew older. No matter what the medium, I knew that I would design for a living. When the time came to choose a career path, architecture spoke to me as a way to continue to design while simultaneously impacting peoples lives. Since I began my path into architecture, Iâ€™ve grown to appreciate design that is sustainable, responsive, and experiential. These are qualities that drive my projects, and will continue to influence my work throughout my career.
Resume Lucas Downes 8323 W. Mystic Lakes North St, Maize KS 67101 316.871.5105 firstname.lastname@example.org Lucas Downes
August 2009 - May 2013 - High School Diploma, Maize High School GPA - 3.8 August 2013 - Present - Architecture, Kansas State University Undergraduate GPA - 3.712 Graduate GPA - 3.667 May 2017 - Present - Intern, SJCF Architecture BIM Modeling Assistant - Primarily in Revit Red Lining - Primarily in Revit & AutoCAD Detailing - Revit May 2016 - August 2016 - Intern, HFG Architecture BIM Modeling Assistant - Revit Red Lining - Revit Detailing - Revit May 2015 - August 2015 - Intern, SPT Architecture BIM Modeling Assistant - Primarily in Revit Red Lining - Primarily in Revit & AutoCAD November 2012 - August 2014 - Server, Emerson Bigginâ€™s West Food & beverage server, food preparation, bar-back, general customer service November 2011 - August 2015 - Landscape & Maintenance, Downes Mowing Service Mowing, trimming, & general landscape care for residential lawns & neighborhood commons
Acceptance into the Kansas State University Graduate School. Participation in Design+Make Studio, led by El Dorado Inc. Acceptance into the Italian Studies Program for Spring 2017. KHEA Scholarship - Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Fall 2015. 3 Scholastic Arts Awards for Jewelry and Ceramics Design - Spring 2013. Proficient Revit Rhino Photoshop InDesign General Knowledge AutoCAD Illustrator 3ds Max SketchUp Greg Tice, AIA - Partner - SPT Architecture Gt@sptarchitecture.com David Wright, AIA - Principal, COO - Health Facilities Group Davidw@hfgarchitecture.com Malcolm Watkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C - Vice President - SJCF Architecture Mwatkins@sjcf.com
Manhattan City Park Pavilion
Highland Park Village Library
ENVD Design Studio II Spring Semester, 1st Year
Architecture Design Studio II Spring Semester, 2nd Year
Falls Brew Pub
Architecture Design Studio III Fall Semester, 3rd Year
KC Bicycle Kitchen
Architecture Design Studio V Fall Semester, 4th Year
Architecture Design Studio VI Spring Semester, 4th Year
Architecture Design Studio VII 5th Year
Manhattan City Park Pavilion ENVD DESIGN STUDIO II | SPRING 2014 | 1ST YEAR This project was assigned early in my education, specifically the second semester. In this project I played with more dynamic shapes that intersect each other. Itâ€™s these intersections that create the spaces of the Pavilion. Designing the stage that spirals upward demanded extensive research and calculation in order to get the desired shape. The Pavilion project showed me that even though an idea can be challenging, it pays to carry it through. The drawings shown were done by hand and scanned.
Highland Park Village Library ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO II | SPRING 2015 | 2ND YEAR The primary goal of this project was to educate students on the benefits and challenges of designing within a clearly established formal strategy. Each student was assigned a specific strategy; Elemental, Cellular, Figural, or Set Piece. Being assigned to the Set Piece strategy, I arrived at a highly symmetrical and hierarchical form. The project offered the opportunity to understand how to operate and design under a distinctive set of design principles. It also taught me how to prevent myself from merging different strategies ultimately leading to a more cohesive project.
ADULT STACKS PERIODICAL
BALCONY CHILD STACKS
BREAK AUDIO/ VISUAL
Located on the southeast corner of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Drive, the site is a piece of the Dallas Country Club to be given over to the public for the sake of education and culture. Libraries have been a key source of knowledge for centuries, they have also become a place for citizens to gather. The site constraints included a limited build depth and 10â€™ setback from the streets. The projects program consists of child and adult reading stacks, articles and periodicals, audio/visual catalogue, conference room, child education space, and administration spaces.
THE FALLS BREW PUB ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO III | FALL 2016 | 3RD YEAR The Falls Brew Pub was an exciting project, primarily because it was the first to take on a specific cultural ritual Craft Beer. This project challenged us to create a space that fit the culture and a place that would foster the growth and love for a common interest. The Brewery was also the first project in which we had a specific client. While the project would not be constructed, it offered the opportunity to meet the person it would be built for and get a understanding for the type of space they desire.
Beer has been a cultural centerpiece for centuries, bringing people together to both celebrate and honor friends and family. This type of interaction was the goal of two home brewers from Cottonwood Falls, Travis Laird and Boyce Baumgardner. The Falls Brew Pub is situated in Cottonwood Falls, a rural town located in Eastern Kansas. Cottonwood Falls draws much of their commerce from tourists visiting small towns around Kansas. The Brew Pub is intended to supplement and enhance this business, giving visitors a place to relax after a day of travel.
BASEMENT STORM SHELTER BAR AND DINING BEER STORAGE GRAIN STORAGE KEG STORAGE
MAIN BAR EXTERIOR DINING MAIN DINING PARKING KITCHEN
PRIVATE DINING PUBLIC DINING EXTERIOR BALCONY PRIVATE TASTING PRIVATE TASTING PATIO
BREWING & BAR
L A M GY R E O T F TRA S TRAVERSE SECTION
KC BICYCLE KITCHEN ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO V | FALL 2017 | 4TH YEAR Between designing in a historical area and creating a set of construction documents, the Kansas City Bicycle Kitchen posed numerous challenges and opportunities. The task of assembling construction documents was easily the most beneficial aspect of the assignment. It challenged us to investigate how our design would come together in a plausible and realistic fashion. This project fascinated me, and after the year came to a close, I decided I was unhappy with my initial design. Feeling that it had lost itâ€™s original intent, I decided to rework the project over the following summer break.
Situated in the heart of the Crossroads District in Kansas City, the site is surrounded by major landmarks as well as small attractions. The corner of 18th and Main is a prime location for a community center focused on biking. Kansas City has established a comprehensive bike route throughout the city, and plans to implement more routes in the future. They have also developed a bike rental service, called B-Cycle, to compliment the bike routes. Two stations are in close proximity to the site, which could foster more interest in the Bicycle Kitchen. Project Site Existing Bike Paths Future Bike Paths Major Site Thoroughfares Landmarks & Attractions Crossroads District Outer Extents
B-Cycle Rental Bike Station
B A STORAGE B PUBLIC STAIR
3RD FLOOR 1
PROJECT OVERVIEW Kansas City is home to countless galleries, venues,
and community centers. However, this project is intended to target the growing cycling community in KC. The facility provides a space for education, community growth, and artistic expression for the cycling community that surrounds it. The primary program, the Bicycle Kitchen and testing track, serve as a space for education and exploration for both novice and experienced cyclists while the surrounding program supplements the biking component with an art gallery, pub and cafe, and auditorium.
PUBLIC STAIR FORMATION
WIDENING STREET PRESENCE
CAFE AND PATIO
3RD FLOOR EXPLODED WALL ASSEMBLY
ROOF SOLAR FINS CONCRETE SLAB ON METAL DECK STRUCTURAL BEAMS AND COLUMNS ROOF MEMBRANE & RIGID INSULATION ON METAL DECK BIKE TRACK DECK AND FINISH GLAZING FACADE SOLAR FINS ALUMINUM FACADE PANELS
METAL COPING BLOCKING METAL CLADDING RIGID INSULATION METAL STUD STRUCTURAL BEAM STRUCTURAL COLUMN GLAZING SOLAR FIN
GLAZING SOLAR FIN CONCRETE SLAB ON METAL DECK METAL CLADDING RIGID INSULATION METAL STUD STRUCTURAL BEAM STRUCTURAL COLUMN
STRUCTURAL COLUMN STEEL PLATE & ANCHOR BOLT TRAVERTINE CLADDING CONCRETE SLAB ON GRADE RIGID INSULATION DRAIN PIPE STONE SURROUND CONCRETE FOOTING
EXPERIENCE ABROAD ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO VI | SPRING 2017 | 4TH YEAR Studying abroad was the pinnacle of my education, providing more experience than I could have hoped for. Learning to navigate an entirely new culture improved my social skills, traveling skills, and made me a better person overall. I believe studying in another country is something every person should be given the opportunity to do. The experience forces a person out of their comfort zone and into an amazing world that has more to offer than anyone could imagine. The beautiful architecture, wonderful people, and captivating culture have left an enduring mark on my heart and mind.
Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence, Italy
Polazzo Ducale - Urbino, Italy
Via Krupp - Capri, Italy
TRAVEL Dozens of pages could be filled with my countless images and memories from traveling Europe, but the ones included here have
special meaning and importance. Whether it was finally seeing a piece of work that Iâ€™ve studied in the past, or simply experiencing a small detail, every moment was truly magical. Our class visited a new city almost every weekend, resulting in a list too numerous to name. Rome, Florence, and Venice are well known to the world, but smaller cities made an equally substantial impact on me. The small town we stayed in, Orvieto, presents a perfect example of these relatively unknown places. Cities such as Civita di Bagnoregio, Artena, and Castel di Casio posses their own fantastic qualities that could stand up to cathedrals and towers of the more world renown places in Italy. No matter where I found myself, I was consumed with wonder and amazement.
Domes of the Royal Palace of Caserta - Caserta, Italy
Villa Farnese - Caprarola, Italy
Palace of Versailles - Paris, France
Brion Cemetery - San Vito, Italy
Lingotto - Turin, Italy
EYE Museum - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Our studio created multiple analytiques, both through a seminar class as well as studio. An analytique is an in-depth study of a particular region. The first analytique (right) was an investigation of our temporary hometown of Orvieto. Broken into six groups, our studio analyzed the elements that make up each of the six historical districts of the city. Utilizing a major piece of Italian culture, our group rendered our analytique in wine, using multiple layers to create different shades and gradients. Project contributers were Tyler Konda, Josh Sundine, Aaron Church, and Weston Rothchild. The second analytique (left) focused on the cityscapes of three cities our studio visited. My goal was to break down the streets into traffic zones, ranging from pedestrian to vehicular. This project was achieved through watercolor and ink.
DESIGN+MAKE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO VII | 2017 | 5TH YEAR
Led by Principal David Dowell, from El Dorado Inc, the Design+Make studio focuses on the construction side of design. While KSU provides construction-oriented classes, many students leave school lacking in construction experience. Design+Make provides the opportunity to get our hands dirty, physically building the project ourselves. Not only will we leave with a greater knowledge of building assembly, but this studio teaches us the true importance of designing for a specific place and client. Many iterations and test fits were done on every aspect of this project to ensure that what we build will fit into the historic context of our site. Along with these challenges, this studio gave us our first experience of working as a team and learning how to leverage the strengths of each team member. Though the project is on-going, the final product will be presented at https://www.ksudesignmake.com.
Photo by Karl Ndieli
PROJECT OVERVIEW Hidden in Wabaunsee County, in the heart of the Flint Hills, the
unincorporated community of Volland has a rich history. The town originated as a depot for the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway, providing passenger and freight services. Volland operated as a shipping point for cattle as well, supporting the primary industry in the area, ranching. In 1913, the Kratzer Brothers established The Volland Store, which provided for the town for 58 years before closing. As the trains became less dependent on coal, the town began to shrink until only one house now remains occupied. Today, the town claims an immensely strong culture for its size, hosting many events and exhibits each year. All of this rich history inspired the renovation of The Volland Store in 2013, done by El Dorado, Inc. What was once a dilapidated brick building has now become a key piece of Volland’s community and culture. Patty Reece, an artist and philanthropist, saw the beauty of the brick building and sought to ensure that it was saved. The beautiful brick store, an anomaly in the Flint Hills landscape, now hosts a gallery and small apartment. Heavily impacted by Volland’s charm and potential, Patty’s mission to revitalize Volland brought her to Design+Make. Our role in the project is to design and carry out the construction of a facility to host an artist residency, which will supplement the one in The Volland Store.
Rail Road Old K10 Volland Road Brick
Out Buildings & Sheds
Painted Wood Siding Houses
Property Line Property Line - In Question
Water Overhead Lines Edges
1. REFINING THE FORM
4. FENESTRATION REMOVAL
5. ESSENTIAL CORES
6. CORE ADJUSTMENTS
7. ROOF FORM
9. CONTRASTING MATERIALITY
10. GATHERING SPACE
PROPOSALS In order to explore as many alternatives as possible, our studio
broke into four groups. Two groups addressed the possibilities of adding a new structure, and two focused on fulfilling program requirements within the existing house. This proposal utilized the existing house for living spaces, while implementing a new structure for the artist to work in. Proposal contributers are Amber Summers and Keegan Amos.
MODEL by Keegan Amos
Master in Architecture, KSU College of Architecture, Planning, & Design 2013-2018