THE COMPOSITE PORTFOLIO OF
CONTENTS I create with intention for a purposeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for people. Architecture holds the possibility to change lives, to change the world. The potential of intentional design excites me, motivates me, and inspires me to never stop seeking growth.
ART OF HUMANITY CENTER interactive and revitalizing community center in Kansas City, KS
E9 PAVILION outdoor journey and viewing pavilion in Kansas City, KS
CELEBRATION long-span basketball court enclosure outside Allen Fieldhouse at KU
CONTEMPLATION nondenominational chapel at Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence, KS
LE CÂLIN music study and performance space on KU’s main campus
MOTION sculpture inspired by abstracting and modeling movement through space
PERSONAL WORKS sample of drawings, photography, and paintings
HUMANITY CENTER Project Summary This community center, located in Kansas City, KS, enhances the cultural diversity of the neighborhood and satisfies the current lack of places to gather. Its main purpose is to allow people from all backgrounds to express themselves and experience othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heritages as well. Key Learning Outcome Holding conversations with the community and researching the context provide opportunities to exercise empathy and create wellrounded designs.
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ANALYSIS OF EXISTING SITE Kansas City is a very diverse area. However, the KCK side doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide much of an outlet to celebrate that culture and history other than the occasional festival, nor is the urban context suitable community engagement.
general context of site
main ethnic groupings Mostly Black
site footprint Mostly Central European 6
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murals showcasing history and local culture
lots of parking, no bike racks
attempt at breaking up harsh pavement/concrete
vacant space suggests linking
closed-down YMCA H 8T .
CONCEPT SKETCHES Three anchoring spaces relate to each other because they are where cultural expression happens most prominently. Both form and circulation cascade with the slope of the site to respect what already exists on the site.
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BEST CONCEPT MODELS green stairs widen alley
gap respects existing mural and creates relationship between gallery and wall
cafe open to alley
upstairs offices give eyes on the alley for safety
Cascading forms that respond to the steep topography allow light to get in the otherwise dark North building.
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Anchoring spaces link in circulation and roof design to articulate relationship.
Circulation cascades with the site to create a gradual, leisurely journey through the spaces.
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N N/S SECTION LOOKING WEST
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reception gift shop resource center kitchen cafe restrooms mechanical storage black box gallery
866’-6 866’-6 865’
10 863’ 863’
SECOND FLOOR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
reception rooftop garden conference room artist office manager office restrooms workshop recording room radio station gallery
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The gap between the gallery and the existing mural serves as a place for people to turn the building that houses the art into artwork itself. A brick facade takes its cue from the surrounding buildings. Glass pivot doors at the south face allow interaction between the gallery and black box, such as during festivals or large concerts.
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E9 PAVILION Project Summary Although an abstract and hypothetical site, a rock serves as the place on which E9 Pavilion will be located. People can enjoy a nature walk while navigating the path up, around, and across the terrain. The pavilion at the end of this trail will be a place of reflection and education, with gorgeous views, comfortable shading, and informative outdoor exhibits about the history and heritage of Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, KS. Key Learning Outcome Iteration through breadth and depth studies allows the most thoughtful solutions.
SITE ANALYSIS The project is set in Strawberry Hill, a neighborhood in Kansas City, KS (KCK). The rock served as a ⅛” scale representation of the physical site, while the neighborhood was given to provide historical and climatic context. Strawverry Hill overlooks the confluence of the Missouri River and Kansas River. Because the locality offers such expansive views to the southeast over the confluence, the southeast corner of the “site” became the point of termination for the walking trail.
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Missouri River and Kansas River Confluence
SITE TERRAIN W North Elevation
N East Elevation
W South Elevation
N West Elevation
The “site” seemed relatively flat, but a rubbing of the surface (above) revealed high and low points. Elevations of the “site” (left) show how the surrounding land interacts with the rock.
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PATH ITERATIONS The fourth is best; it creates views to the southeast (immigrants’ new home) and to the east (immigrants’ homeland), all while fully providing an explorartory journey of the site.
PAVILION ITERATIONS Six iterations explore how to articulate height as exaggeration of the site’s seemingly nonexistent contours. All pavilion iterations sit on the southeast corner and look to Strawberry Hill and East Europe to highlight the view across the rivers’ confluence. The third and fourth forms allow a visitor to complete the same motion they used to get onto the top of the site, providing views and even more displacement from solid ground. They also create interesting shadows and respond better to the path and shape of the rock itself.
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The nine East European countries (above, right) from which people immigrated to Strawberry Hill (above, left) became the inspiration for the plan of the pavilion. Below, the pavllion roof represents this immigration. The two roofs represent Eastern Europe and Strawberry Hill. The trellis between them is made from nine membersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one for each of thet countries. They pay homage to the journey that the people took in fleeing religious persecution.
JOURNEY AND DESTINATION
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CELEBRATION Project Summary Set in front of KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sacred Allen Fieldhouse, this longspan steel enclosure system protects an outdoor basketball court. The form evolved from a basketball to invite regular and gameday traffic to participate in the structure that serves to honor and highlight KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most legendary sport. Key Learning Outcome Story-telling is what makes a decent presentation a great presentation.
Development of form from shape and structure of a basketball
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White canopy can be backlit with different LED colors.
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CONTEMPLATION Project Summary The plan, elevation, and structure were inspired by a leaf because the site was lacking trees, The chapel serves to fulfill what the site lacks. With a structure made primarily of wood, it delivers light from above but limits visual distraction, similar to the way landscaping mediates light and sound. Key Learning Outcome There can be a meaningful relationship between plan, section, and elevation.
Development of plan, elevation, and section from leaf structure
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Vines growing over exterior glass envelope enclosure to protect from harsh summer heat
SITE ANALYSIS On West Campus of KU in Lawrence, KS, an open field called Pioneer Cemetery provides the land for a hypothetical, nondenominational chapel. The
An constricting then relieving experience as one moves through the sanctuary.
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Concept model at 1/16” = 1’-0”
Sketches of possible program arrangements
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break room practice rooms backstage storage/MEP stage performance hall lobby restrooms lawn/outdoor performance space
Section model through practice room
LE CĂ&#x201A;LIN Project Summary This music study and performance center was inspired by the way a harpist embraces her instrument as she plays. Inset in a hill on KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main campus, this was my first experience with many challenges of design: topography, accessibility, solar access, acoustics, and teamwork. Key Learning Outcome Sketching is crucial for communicating ideas, especially in a team.
Derivation of form from movement and time
MOTION Project Summary In studying human scale within space, I performed a motion and used it to derive form. I swooped underneath a handrail—a fairly symmetrical movement—and began playing with my body’s shape to inform decisions in sculpting. The X and Y axis demonstrate movement, and the Z axis shows time. Key Learning Outcome Inpiration can come from something visual yet intangible.
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Basswood skeleton representing frames of movement with a papier mĂ˘chĂŠ shell
Graphite // Portrait // 2014
PERSONAL WORKS Painting, drawing, and photography have always been outlets of creative expression. My favorite medium is watercolor. Key Learning Outcome Two-dimensional and threedimensional works are communication from nondimensional thoughts
Photo // Suds on water // 2016
Watercolor // How Long? // 2020
Photo // Hand // 2016
White pencil // DeBruce Center // 2018
RÉSUMÉ EDUCATION HISTORY..............
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, KS School of Architecture & Design M.Arch, May 2023 (expected) WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, Washington, MO Summa cum laude May 2018 FOUR RIVERS CAREER CENTER, Washington, MO Graphic Communications certificate May 22018
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS.
GILMAN SCHOLAR 2020 PHI KAPPA PHI Nominee, 2020 UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM Member, 2018 - present SCHOOL HONOR ROLL Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS Member, 2019 - present EXCELLENCE IN FRENCH STUDIES AWARD Fall 2018, Spring 2019 TRIO SCHOLAR AWARD 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2020
KANSAS ATHLETICS, INC. Student Athlete Support Services Tutor, Aug. 2019 - Fall 2020 PANDA RESTAURANT GROUP Front of House Help, June 2020 - present SCHNUCK MARKET, INC. Deli Clerk, May 2019 - Jan. 2020 KU BIODIVERSITY INSTITUTE Collection and Data Management Student Hourly, Sept. 2018 - Dec. 2018
INVOLVEMENT & LEADERSHIP........
AIAS KU Chapter VP, 2020 - present Chapter Treasurer, 2020 2nd Year Rep, 2019 - 2020 SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Student Leaders Council, 2020 - present Faculty-students Liaison, 2020 - present Peer Mentor, 2020 - present FREEDOM BY DESIGN - AIAS KU Lawrence Community Shelter, donation sorting, Fall 2020 DESIGNBUILD STUDIO Project Manager, 2020 - present KU CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE Small group leader, 2019 - present Worship team, 2018 - present ROCK HILL CHURCH Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry, 2019 - present AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ESTIMATORS Student member, 2020
HARD SKILLS Adobe InDesign Illustrator SketchUp Model making Sketching SOFT SKILLS Coachability Initiative Flexibility Leadership Followership Storytelling
SHANNON CRISS Professor of Architecture, University of Kansas email@example.com 785.766.0069