undergraduate portfolio 2009-2013
Childrenâ€™s Cardiovascular Hospital of Boston
Tamirhane Fine Arts Center
A Cultural Courthouse for Bessemer
spring abroad 2012
Alabama Impact Crater & Science Center
Modular Lake House
Childrenâ€™s Cardiovascular Hospital of Boston Boston, Massachusetts
fall 2012: Professor Scott Finn
A hospital is not necessarily a place where most people want to be, and so hospitals are often seen in a negative connotation. The design endeavors to make the hospital a welcoming place, not only in the interior experience but also in the approach. The design of the hospital is intended to create a connection between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the main city of Boston. The massing of the structure steps back from the greenway and integrates itself with the distant skyline, as well as the adjacent structures, such as the old police station, which steps back and maintains varied movements along the greenway. The hospital becomes a respectful addition to the rhythms of the city. It is meant to be an elegant gesture to the city which steps back in order to make the visitor feel more comfortable in the approach. On the interior, the design invites the visitor in and provides the user with an easy, comfortable experience and ease of knowing where to go in the space. The patient floors are designed in a way that moves away from the â€œhospital feelâ€? of enclosed, cold spaces. Almost every corridor is open to a view so that the visitor never feels closed in the space. Ample gathering spaces are provided for those users who need to wander, gaze, or work on other things.
above: Massing diagram explaining the process of developing the massing of the hospital design. opposite: Surrounding plan of the site. below: Looking southeastward down the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Emergency Entry and Waiting
Visitor Entrance Offices
Emergency Entry and Waiting
Visitor Entrance Offices
above: Interior views of entry and typical patient floor opposite, left: Stacking diagram opposite, right: Typical patient care unit below: Section looking north east from Rose Kennedy Greenway.
DOCTOR’S OFFICES + MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL DOCTOR’S OFFICES PATIENT CARE UNITS PATIENT CARE UNITS PATIENT CARE UNITS PATIENT CARE UNITS INTENSIVE CARE UNITS + PHARMACY + LAB + CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL + STORAGE + MEDICAL RECORDS DIETARY SERVICES + ADMINISTRATION + COMMUNITY SERVICES ENTRANCE + GIFT SHOP + PHARMACY + CHAPEL + EMERGENCY CARDIOVASCULAR SURGICAL SUITES + PREP/HOLD/RECOVER + RADIOLOGY
above: Section perspective through patient floor.
below: Physical model looking northward. opposite: Physical Model looking northeastward at front elevation.
Tamirhane Fine Arts Center Famagusta, Cyprus
spring abroad 2012: Professor Tarik Orgen
The objective of this project was to take an existing building in Famagusta, Cyprus and create something which would enrich the community and give them some form of entertainment or activity. The Tamirhane site was once a stopping place for trains which at one time travelled through the city and across Cyprus. The idea of the project was to create a low maintenance place for the students and community to learn and exhibit fine arts and to have a place for events and gathering. Every kind of art from digital to culinary is represented in the building in the elongated spaces created by the existing train station. Additions to the exterior create space for gathering and exhibition as well as recreation. Landscaping of the area creates a large park for the community to gather and play. The massing of the building was taken from the past functions of the existing buildings. The sculptural seating and exhibition structure which runs along side the building is placed where the train tracks once ran and is imitating the past structure. The foot print of the building as a whole is meant to mimic train cars side by side.
opposite, left: Surrounding developed site plan. opposite right: Circulation and function diagram. below: Looking across park at the sculptural seating and gallery area on the south side of the building.
Entry and Lounge
Performing Arts Studio and Exhibition
A Cultural Courthouse for Bessemer Bessemer, Alabama
fall 2011: Professor Douglas Burleson
group project with Vincent DiLeo and Skylar Keele
Through our design we wanted to give Bessemer an iconic structure to be represented as the core of the urban center. Although the town has several distinctive buildings, such as the old courthouse and city hall, which should define the place, we felt a definitive icon was lacking from the area. We used the element of scale to give the building a civic presence. The height and size of the building exceeds all surrounding structures making it a focal point of the area. In the faรงade of this building we used civic proportions to illustrate the functions of the interior on the exterior. Each courtroom is reflected on the faรงade so that the building can easily be read as a courthouse. This was achieved with the use of extruded bays along the both north and south elevations. The circulation was kept to the front of the courthouse where most of the natural light is let into the building. This also provides a view of the green space overlooking the plaza. The central barrel vault further illustrates the civic nature while creating a central focal point leading to the atrium and larger, ceremonial courtroom. From the interior this barrel vault provides a cathedral-like space. The clearstory windows allow natural light to flood into double height atrium space and ceremonial courtroom. The green space balcony covered by louvers provides a public gathering space giving it a traditional, southern front porch in a more contemporary way. The gentle, welcoming entry is used to soften the transition into the stable, judicial feel of a traditional courthouse.
left: Surrounding plan of the site. below: Looking northward at the front facade of the courthouse. Physical model.
above: Looking westward at the front facade. opposite: Looking eastward at rear facade.
Alabama Impact Crater & Science Center Wetumpka, AL
spring 2011: Professor Justin Miller
Wetumpka is known for its impact crater located just outside its city center. The city lacks any public center for displaying and exploring this site. This project was to provide the city with a place where information could be displayed for the community and visitors. This design is based on the approach and circulation of the center. Each view of the structure creates a different effect for the viewer. The linear circulation and separate spaces lay out the simple path for the visitors. The massing was meant to work with the slope of the existing site. Green roofs allow the building to flow out of the landscape.
above: Privacy diagram below: Looking northward from lower level green area.
opposite, top: Top floor; exhibit space and black box. opposite, bottom: Entry floor; admission, offices, cafe, and classrooms. below: Ground floor; event space, storage, and exit.
above: Physical model looking eastward. opposite: Elevation looking northeast. below: Longitudinal section looking southeastward with detailed section of green roof.
drainage layer insulation
Green Roof Diagram
above: Detailed plan of entry and admissions of museum. opposite, top: Interior view of entry and concessions. opposite, bottom: Detailed section of entry space.
Modular Lake House Lake Martin, Alabama
fall 2010: Professor Ryan Salvas
The main idea of this project was to provide the client with a house overlooking Lake Martin which could be rented out to guests while maintaining a private area for the permanent resident. The twist to this was that the client had a hoarding problem so it was vital for ample storage to be provided. The design process started with the development of multifunctional modules. Some for windows, some for storage, and some for privacy. These modules became the exterior walls and some of the interior walls of the house. Each space inside the house responds to the modules which surround that space, whether public, private, or in need of extra storage.
opposite, left: Diagram of specific modules and functions right: East elevation
above: Maidenâ€™s Tower, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
below: Church of St. Savior of Chora, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012 left: German Fountain, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
Proun study 2010
El Lissitzky, an architecture and graphic design teacher, developed â€œProunsâ€? as studies of painting and architecture by creating interactive abstract spaces within oil paintings. The project assigned was to take one of these studies and create three dimensional space out of them, treating them as a floor plan.
left: Original Proun study assigned below left: Sketch of development of Proun study into model below: Physical model of Proun study
light bulb modules and shelter
Light Bulb Modules 2010
The objective of this project was to create some sort of shelter out of objects found in a dumpster. The metal pieces of light bulbs were used as modules which could be linked together and used to build the shelter.
Curl 4 opposing tabs inward.
Bust light bulb leaving end metal piece.
For first module, cut into 8 tabs bending each outward to make a star shape.
Remove all remaining glass and glue from the inside of the piece.
Link curled tabs together alternating the direction of the module for each to create a web of modules.
For second, cut two tabs on opposite sides and two slits on remaining sides to slide tabs into.
Insert tabs into slits alternating direction to create a wall of modules.
above: Diagrammatic instructions on how to construct the modules.
below: Physical model of shelter
left top: Train station, Istanbul, Turkey, graphite, 2012 left below: Kiss, prisma color, 2009 below: Suit of armor, graphite, 2009
drawings and painting
left top: Tree frog in pointillism, marker, 2009 left bottom: Portrait of Emily Deschanel, graphite, 2008 above left: Still life, oil paint, 2009 above right: Classic red car, marker, 2009
MARGARET SHARIETT 2406 Dogwood Ln. SE Decatur, AL 35601
EDUCATION Auburn University — Auburn, AL School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, expected 05.2014 Current GPA: 3.02 Semester Abroad in Istanbul, Turkey : Istanbul Technical University Decatur High School — Decatur, AL Advanced Placement Diploma with Honors and IB
2009 – Present 01.2012 – 05.2012 2004 – 2009
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Schneider & Associates AIA Architect — Huntsville, AL 05.2012 – 07.2012 Intern Architect: As a full-time summer intern responsible for developing the technical drawings of a fence inclosing St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Madison, AL along with master plan drawings and other techical drawings for additions to the school. Also responsible for the design of a floor layout within that addition. Aided in construction site visits for the school for punch list checks and site updates. Addition to St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Madison, AL
Camp Mystic for Girls — Hunt, TX 07.2008 – 07.2009 Camp Counselor: As a full-time counselor responsible for a cabin of 10-year-old girls for the month of July 2009. Also lead camp activities such as riflery and drawing with the help of other counselors. Counselor Aide: As leader of camp teams and as waitress in the dining hall responsible for the preparation and clean up of food at meal times. Also as chaplain responsible for organization of chapel services and the incorporation of Christian values into camp activies. AFFILIATIONS American Institute of Architecture Students — Auburn Chapter Member
2009 – Present
Social Fraternity — Member, Philanthropy and Ritual Committee
2009 – Present
SKILLS Experienced in hand drafting, model building, schematic design, diagramming, rendering, painting. Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhinoceros, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite. Basic Chinese and French. REFERENCES Stephen Schneider, Head Architect / Schneider & Associates AIA Architect / 2513 Freeman Rd. / Huntsville, AL 35805 email@example.com, 256.512.9885 Ryan Salvas, Professor of Architceture / 414 Dudley Hall / Auburn, AL 36849 firstname.lastname@example.org, 334.844.5564 Douglas Burleson, Professor of Architecture / 320 Dudley Hall / Auburn, AL 36849 email@example.com, 334.844.5432 61