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ITERATIVE CITIZENSHIP marcus johnson portfolio 1


DESIGN STATEMENT Design is often considered a static solution but in reality it forms a continuum. As more effective solutions become available any design will constantly be reconfigured. In this sense it is an iterative process, undergoing continuous change and improvement. My work is a product of such an iterative process. It has changed in scope and breadth many times but with each new form it attempts to support the contributions of those that came before while supporting something new. I call this iterative citizenship, a mindset for the designer to position their work as part of social, environmental and economic goals. From design intent to technical execution each of the projects that follow contributes to similar goals in small but significant ways. They express my contention that architecture can be a compelling form of citizenship.

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Museum of the Underground Railroad

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New Jersey Avenue Mixed-Use

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Franciscan Retreat Center

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Pottery Artist’s Studio

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School for Bicycle Commuters

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H Street Transit Node

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Alkali Lake Desert Refuge

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DMV: Queuing as Spectacle

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MHTN Architects, Inc.

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CoHousing in Brooklyn

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Master’s Thesis: Iterative Citizenship - returning efficacy to US diplomatic posts through sport

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This design sought to demonstrate the illusive progressive history of the region and identify current influences in contemporary upstate New York.

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Photoshop | Revit | V-Ray | Illustrator | Rhino Produced in Collaboration with Scott Malloy


MUSEUM OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Syracuse NY

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Because the narrow gallery spaces extend through areas that might normally be reserved for mechanical space the project also served as a alternative building systems exploration (shown next page). The corten panel walls house ventilation and heating elements for the surrounding spaces while enclosing embedded program (shown at right).

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Exhibition Spaces

Steel structure Steel purlins Panel clips Corten panels

Reinforced Concrete

Diaphragm

Combined Structural System

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Ground Floor

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Second Floor

Third Floor


Environmental analysis via Ecotect/Vasari

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On direct axis to the US Capitol this project addresses the voids caused by shifts in scale as the city fabric transitions from mega block structures to the residential neighborhoods. The building massing responds to the scale of the city (and gargantuan NJ Ave) while facade is eroded to bring the individual units into a comparable scale with its neighbors. 2 Story units

Flats

Bi-level units

Studio units

Setback bonus

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NEW JERSEY AVENUE MIXED-USE

Washington DC

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Given the challenging topography of the site, this project makes use of cut-and-fill terracing to reduce the environmental impact. As a retreat center for visitors to the Franciscan Monastery the building’s natural setting allows personal reflection and meditation. The central spine of the project acts as a threshold in the landscape separating the monastery grounds from the agrarian landscape.

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FRANCISCAN RETREAT CENTER

Washington DC

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This private residence sought to create an architecture emblematic of the individual artist, in this case a pottery studio, but also respectful and responsive to its context.

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POTTER’S STUDIO AND RESIDENCE

Washington DC

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Syracuse LWRP

8/15/2012

SU Dept. of Design

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Beard School

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general: tributaries 1983 flood plain 1% annual chance of flooding

0.2% annual chance of flooding watershed creekwalk- current

cemetery schools recreation

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sewer shed religious community services

parks

libraries

wetlands

school buildings

storage

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Center drawing produced for Munly Brown Studio, summer 2012 site selection:

bicycle repair

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Merrick School

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indoor playground

As users traverse the grade change they are given the opportunity to interact with the urban environment at street level. Clinging to these pedestrian circulation routes, adult learning and fitness programs form one node of the larger urban network.

Southwest Community Center Pre-K

bicycle transit center

Utilizing the existing infrastructure of the elevated rail line and creek walk right-of-way the disparate portions of the city of Syracuse are connected.

W. Taylor St.

tax delinquent property vacant land brownfield

empire zones

locations * CSO creek naturalization proposal highways

train tracks

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SCHOOL FOR BICYCLE COMMUTERS

Syracuse NY

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As Washington DC implemented its first streetcar line in 50 years the Department of Transportation wanted to create a forward looking headquarters complex. This transit node near historic Union Station would serve as the first terminus of the line, streetcar offices and a statement of the city’s push toward innovation through architectural design.

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Design Collaboration with Evolve Architecture (student firm)


H ST TRANSIT NODE

Washington DC

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This elective coursework paired engineering and architecture students to design and analyze stresses within thin-shell concrete structures. One asymmetrical unit is combined with others to provide spaces of multiple sizes and openness to the weary desert sojourner.

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Design Collaboration with Enginnering Student Sean Kenney


ALKALI LAKE DESERT REFUGE

Lakeview OR

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DMV queing

services + entertainment

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Fine Arts Rehearsal Space

The DMV waiting process was reinvented in this highly conceptual studio. The office and waiting que is transformed into an interactive experience with existing local programs near the site. Included in the new DMV offices and que are a noodle bar, climbing gym and rehearsal space for Philly performing arts groups.

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DMV: QUEUING AS SPECTACLE

Philadelphia PA

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Primary Childrens Medical Center Moran Eye Center

Huntsman Eccles Education Cancer Institute Building University Hospital

EXISTING CAMPUS BUILDINGS

Nursing

Human Genetics

Pharmacy School

EEJ Medical Science Building Biomedical Building

Parking

Water Retention

Physical Plant

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EIGHT YEAR PLAN Transit Node

Hospital Services Building

Knowlegde Huntsman Managment Center Cancer Expansion CMC Replacement Medical Education and Discovery Building

Hot Water Expansion Chilled Water Expansion

Heart of Campus Plan

WORKING CO

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MHTN ARCHITECTS: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MASTERPLAN 27 Salt Lake City UT


ONE THREE FOUR TWO As a residence for three creative families this design relies on the simple principle of bypassing ensuite circulations. These circulations simultaneously allow privacy and intense collaboration when paths meet. Central to the design is a double height interior library space with direct access from each of the multiple units.

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Communal Space

private space

private space

most private space


CoHOUSING

Brooklyn NY

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ITERATIVE CITIZENSHIP

RETURNING EFFICACY TO US DIPLOMATIC POSTS THROUGH SPORT

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phase 2 (2028) phase 1 (2022)

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FORMAL/INFORMAL DEVELOPMENT

GIZA, EGYPT


COMPETITIVE SPORT

HEALTH AND EXERCISE

PLAY AND CULTURE

Acceptance of fairness for all

Lived representation of values through publicly accessible facilities

Meet the “other” as similar to myself

LIVED REPRESENTATION of values through equality in spaces gendered and privatized spaced

LIVED REPRESENTATION of values through facilities open to everyone

LIVED REPRESENTATION of values through disruption of programmatic divisions and classes

REPRESENTING US VALUES THROUGH SPORT Developed from the work of Henning

Eichberg in “Bodily democracy : towards a philosophy of sport for all” (London: Routledge, 2009) 281.

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The revolution in the spring of 2011 was not limited to Cairo but was indicative of other protests which occurred throughout Egypt.

public access

Constituents

Policy

Constituents & Policy

buisness access

Status Quo - hidden security

Lived representation and security

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Current programmatic separation

Embassy program

New programs

Security features


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REPROGRAMMING EMBASSY SECURITY

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Security Checkpoints

Entry Checkpoints Dual checkpoints

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Footprint Derivation

Massing Site boundary Security setback

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Media Center

Library

Auditorium

Offices

Offices

Consular Services

Skateboard Park

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Competition Pool Tennis Volleyball

Ground Floor

Handball

Locker Rooms

Soccer Court

Locker Rooms

Leisure Pool


Racquet Sports Judo

Tae Kwon Doe

Wrestling

Third Floor

Second Floor

Offices

Guest Lockers

Locker Rooms Racquet Sports

Basketball

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MARCUS JOHNSON LEED AP BD + C

842 Maryland Ave #2 Syracuse NY 13210 | majohn10@syr.edu | 801.860.0599

Marcus Johnson Portfolio  

A sampling of my architectural and research work