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.
Museum of the Underground Railroad
New Jersey Avenue Mixed-Use
Franciscan Retreat Center
Pottery Artist’s Studio
School for Bicycle Commuters
H Street Transit Node
Alkali Lake Desert Refuge
DMV: Queuing as Spectacle
MHTN Architects, Inc.
CoHousing in Brooklyn
Master’s Thesis: Iterative Citizenship - returning efficacy to US diplomatic posts through sport
This design sought to demonstrate the illusive progressive history of the region and identify current influences in contemporary upstate New York.
Photoshop | Revit | V-Ray | Illustrator | Rhino Produced in Collaboration with Scott Malloy
MUSEUM OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
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).
Steel structure Steel purlins Panel clips Corten panels
Combined Structural System
Environmental analysis via Ecotect/Vasari
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
10 AutoCAD| Rhino | Illustrator | Photoshop
NEW JERSEY AVENUE MIXED-USE
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 buildingâ€™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.
12 AutoCAD | Illustrator | Photoshop
FRANCISCAN RETREAT CENTER
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.
14 Manual Drafting and Revit Construction Documents
POTTER’S STUDIO AND RESIDENCE
SU Dept. of Design
Sector Map 3
* classroom ass as
Gifford St. SU
Adams St. Central Technical High School
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preliminary site selection Onondaga Creek Communities: Projecting Futures
general: tributaries 1983 flood plain 1% annual chance of flooding
0.2% annual chance of flooding watershed creekwalk- current
cemetery schools recreation
site selection 1st public meeting LWRP
sewer shed religious community services
proposed project areas
5 * Oxford St.
Center drawing produced for Munly Brown Studio, summer 2012 site selection:
| Lasercutter Key: 16 AutoCAD | Illustrator | Photoshop
* *Tallman St.
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
locations * CSO creek naturalization proposal highways
SCHOOL FOR BICYCLE COMMUTERS
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 cityâ€™s push toward innovation through architectural design.
18 Revit | Illustrator | Photoshop
Design Collaboration with Evolve Architecture (student firm)
H ST TRANSIT NODE
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.
22 Rhino | V-Ray | SAP | Photoshop
Design Collaboration with Enginnering Student Sean Kenney
ALKALI LAKE DESERT REFUGE
services + entertainment
AR TS DiSTRI CT
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.
24 SketchUp | Rhino | V-Ray | Photoshop
DMV: QUEUING AS SPECTACLE
Primary Childrens Medical Center Moran Eye Center
Huntsman Eccles Education Cancer Institute Building University Hospital
EXISTING CAMPUS BUILDINGS
EEJ Medical Science Building Biomedical Building
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
Revit | Photoshop | Rhino MHTN | |InDesign LBL
mpus Linkage and Heart
HSC Desired Linkages
Campus Linkage and Heart PRESIDENTâ€™S CABINET UPDATE
MHTN | LBL
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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.
28 Rhino | V-Ray | Illustrator | Photoshop
most private space
RETURNING EFFICACY TO US DIPLOMATIC POSTS THROUGH SPORT
phase 2 (2028) phase 1 (2022)
1 mile radius
TRANSIT BUILD-OUT 32
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.
The revolution in the spring of 2011 was not limited to Cairo but was indicative of other protests which occurred throughout Egypt.
Constituents & Policy
Status Quo - hidden security
Lived representation and security
Current programmatic separation
15% MAX GLAZING
REPROGRAMMING EMBASSY SECURITY
Entry Checkpoints Dual checkpoints
Massing Site boundary Security setback
Competition Pool Tennis Volleyball
Racquet Sports Judo
Tae Kwon Doe
Locker Rooms Racquet Sports
MARCUS JOHNSON LEED AP BD + C
842 Maryland Ave #2 Syracuse NY 13210 | email@example.com | 801.860.0599