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TABLE OF CONTENT

DEGREE PROJECT Detroit Public Urban Planning Community Center/Library Design

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COMPETITION Piazza Teatro 2014 ACSA/AISC Steel Competition Partner: Marilyn Chavarria

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COMPREHENSIVE The Air Towers Eco-oriented Hotel

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URBAN DESIGN The New City Center Urban planning Creative production complex Museum

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HOUSING Rebirth of Whitnall Highway Multi-family dwelling

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OTHER Variety of projects and models models, mockups, construction documentation, hand-drawing, 3d modeling, product design

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Detroit Public Degree Project Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Detroit, MI Woodbury Univerisity Instructors: Rachel Allen Alastair Stokes Garden City 1898 Ebenezer Howard

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Radiant City 1930 Le Corbusier

Ignite High Point 2013 Duany and Plater-Zyberk


BUS BANK

PIZZA

SALON

axonometric view of proposed elements of new urban fabric

Throughout the past century our society has undergone an unprecedented socio-economic change. Rapid growth of urban population and raising concerns over ecology call for reconsideration of traditional urban form. Modernist ideals of city as a machine and the American dream no longer accommodate for contemporary socio-economic realities. A new strategy to create a healthy and vibrant urban form is necessary. The city of Detroit offers a unique opportunity for re-development - a city that is ready for change. If advantage is taken of such opportunity, Detroit could become a role model for a healthy and vibrant American city. To achieve such goal, we need to look back at the original purpose of a city as a place for social activities and interaction. A city is perceived and judged upon the quality, safety and character of its public spaces. Detroit Public is a proposal for city development focusing on public realm and social activities.

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U.S. Rural and Urban Population urban

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Club of Rome. Limits to Growth. (1972)

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U.S. Energy Consumption by Sector

(U.S. Energy Information Administration (2012)

Statment of need: Over the past century the world have seen unprecedented growth of population it’s shift from urban to rural areas. In the United States more than 80% of total population are now living in cities. At the same time there is a growing concern over human impact on the planet’s ecology and sustainability. Since ancient times, there have been predictions that uncontrolled population growth and use of resourses would eventually lead to a collapse of global ecology and as the result - human civilization. I responce to both issues: shift of population to cities and concern over sustainability, Urban planners around the world now emphasize the importance of sustainable urbanism, quality of life and cities vitality. 6


parks industrial commercial

land use (2012)

lots are vacant

Current investment and development targeting only downtown and midtown areas

population density (2012)

DETROIT PUBLIC PROPOSAL

Current condition: The city of Detroit occupies a land area that is larger than the combined areas of 3 major American cities: San Francisco, Boston and Manhattan. Despite it’s size the population of the city has fallen below 700 000 in 2013. Having the small population scattered around such a vast land area led to a range of economical instabilities amongst which inability of the city to provide and maintain utilities and services. Current development concentrates the improvements and densification primarily in downtown and midtown areas of the city allowing the suburbs to “catch up” to the resulting economic growth. If succeeded, such strategy will result into a return of outdated sprawled community.

Proposed urban “constollation” focusing investment and natural migration towards several independent centers

Proposal: Detroit Public suggests creation of 7 public centers that will gradually shift and concentrate the population, leaving the land in-between for active green spaces and agriculture. The centers are located according to current population densities and are assigned individual public cores reflecting individual characteristics of the area. Each center is then becomes a semi-independent city supporting most of the daily activities for its residents. 7


DETROIT PUBLIC PROPOSAL FOOD MARKET

LIBRARY

THEATRE

RIVER RESEARCH/ MUSEUM

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH/MUSEUM MUSIC CENTER 8

Using public center as the main feature of each city, a network of effective public transit will be designed connecting the center to other point of activities such as schools, retail, cultural and institutional establishments. In order to prevent sprawl and gradually increase population density, a city boundary will be established outside of which new developments will be discouraged.

ROYAL OAK COMMUNITY park school grocery store retail business multi-family apartments institutional proposed bus routes local power/utitilies stations public center


axonometric view of proposed elements of new urban fabric with library in the center

Urban Fabric: The beginning stage for transformation of the urban fabric within each city into a diverse transit-oriented community. Rather than defining single use zones, an overlay will be created to support economical and social diversity within the city and further MINI-BUSencourage population shift from other areas of Detroit. Walking, biking and transit will be encouraged as primary modes of transportation by provining diversity of programs and services within an easy reach from residential areas.

Essential elements: 1. Active Public Spaces 2. Mixed-use Residential 3. Local Utitlities 4. Transit access 5. Local markets and urban farming 6. Activity nodes and urban core

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study garden

lecture hall

private study room

observation deck winter garden

BOOKS

quiet hall

group study hall lobby

classrooms

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private reading booths

computers

Special collection Help Desk

vities tivities street

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MUSIC outdoors movies

VISUAL bar

study garden

lecture hall

quiet hall group study hall program diagram lobby private observation study room deck Coffe

computers

PEOPLE

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private observation study room musicdeck

BOOKS

hobby zone

caffeteria

winter garden

TRANSPORT

theatre

screening room

performance

BOOKS

play area

workroom

BOOKS

playground

meeting room office space

librarians

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private reading booths

new releases

social space

garden community room

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common reading room

backstage

books storage

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common reading room

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social meeting TRANSPORT space room

garden community

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books Program AND and USE Public Space: PROGRAM BOOKS office room storage private bar common space of inspiration, a place to learn, a place A lively city public space could be a place for one to rest from a routine, a source Special reading reading books winter librarians study collection booths to meet and run intogarden unexpected people and things; a place to discover; a place to socialize or a place to get lost in a room garden lecture hall private observation storage TRANSPORT PLACES OOKS classrooms common study room crowd; could garden serve an social extensive multiplicity of functions many of which are cut off by public schools deck quietreading hall Streets, plazas and squares computers inter Help meeting space policies and collective public mysophobia. common Desk room room observation arden 7 cores of new development, Detroit Public Library isplayground designedBOOKS to trigger social andwinter economicalreading activities community books deck Coffe As one of the roomschools office garden room social storage and setgarden theprivate toneBOOKS of the spirit meeting of liberty, engagement and common identity. As a place accessible to all ages, bar in the area BOOKS common street Special TRANSPORT space reading space PLACES quiet hall reading winter librarians Children's group study hall garden professions and nationalities, Detroit Public Library is to address a wide variety of programs, from educational to room collection booths room garden books lobby private hobby zone TRANSPORT PLACES entertainment.

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STREET

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TYPOLOGY STUDY relationtraditional between form urban views streetand view

irregular street view

program break down

ELEMENTS OF THE EXISTING

geometry break down

TRANSFORMATION

pitched roof

addition/ back porch

dormer

basement

bay window

poarch

poarch

substraction

bay window

basement

dormer

pitched roof

typology exploration and modification

Form: The design is based on a familiar local typology that was rearranged in order to create an opportunity for diversity of spaces and visual relations. Rather than providing a simple volume of space, Detroit Public creates an engaging and interactive architectural landscape. Program arrangement and visual links between diverse elements served as the main guides to the complex form.

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view of the central plaza from nearby bulding

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Piazza Teatro 2014 ACSA/AISC Steel Competition Honorable Mention Partner: Marilyn Chavarria Spring 2014 Santa Monica, CA Woodbury University Instructor: Jay Nickels

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elevation rendering. pencil on trace, photoshop.

The project encompasses an housing complex and a conference center located on a site of newly built light-rail station in the heart of Santa Monica. The new train station, together with proposed transit oriented development, is to become a game-changing feature for the region. Santa Monica attracts a large transient population including daily commuters, tourists and locals seeking entertainment and shopping. As the result, Piazza Teatro has a potential to transform the image of public transportation in car-addicted society of Greater Los Angeles . Taking into consideration nearby acting school, Santa Monica High School, college, and future connection to USC and downtown, the decision was made to consider students, younger professionals and LA artists as a target audience for the project. Santa Monica is known for a wide range of street performers and pop-up shops. The design proposes to minimize the footprint of the conference center to provide more public space and the ground for performers and therefore merge the site as a continuation of the downtown. That way the train station will become an integral part of daily activities. More emphasis is put on the train station through cantilevering the building over the train tracks. The remaining part of the site becomes an arena for performance with the train station as a backdrop.

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eye-level perspective render. train station and conference center

Piazza Bologna in Rome geometry and circulation

Santa Monica, California geometry and circulation

parti. originative geometry concept

diagram of Expo metro line connecting art and performance related points of interest

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program. housing, conference center, performance area

circulation based on a major central point


housing

train station

pedestrian bridge

street performance plaza

site model

housing mass and train station

pedestrian bridge

conference center

elevation

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top view through all levels of the building

Approach of primary structure introduced a truss system that creates a transfer level supporting the building above the train station. The structure is counterweighed by the lobby level and underground parking. Although structure was the main challenge of the project the main goal was to lift the architectural mass above the ground providing an open space for an outdoor performance area. This area is used as a main attractor to the site and catalyst for communal and social behavior.

struture is organized in simple grid

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system of trusses support cantilever over the train station

spiral circulation sequence


Structure column connection consist of: compoisite columns with C channels and perforated plates, L channels, I-beams, gussets plates, fire moisture resistant envelope.

The faรงade of the building consists of: operable frame panels overlayered with glass and point fixed metal mesh. structure. exploded diagram

section

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The Air Towers Environmently Oriented Buisness Hotel Fall 2015 Panama City, Panama Woodbury University Instructor: Deborah Richmond

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lower garden/recreation area

The goal of this project was to develop a hotel for an eco-conscious business traveler. The site was chosen among several rapidly emerging economies worldwide. Panama City, Panama has undergone a significant growth after the return of Panama Canal at the turn of the century. Current government of Panama has been proactive in development of an infrastructure to accommodate the needs of the developing city, but also has began addressing ecological impact of such development. Primary focus of the project is in building’s passive and active performance. The project addresses issues such as passive cooling, water recycling, air quality improvement and green energy generating as integral elements of the design. Sustainable systems integrated in the project include: brise soleil for passive solar shading; building orientation and massing to promote natural ventilation; large opening for natural lighting; and harvesting of wind energy based on Venturi effect.

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Mayor's office

Mayor’s Office

Winter Solstice University of Commerce

Hospital

Furniture Store

5 min walking radius School of Republic Chile

Loteria Nacional

Summer Solstice School of Panama

Public Pool SPAspa Gran Hotel Soloy7 Casino

The Panamanian Association of Buisness Executives

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THE GROUP Developers

H2O on the Ocean residential tower

Church

5 min walking radius

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site analysis

Site analysis/ massing concept: The project is located in the developing area of Panama city, between the two major centers - historical and business districts. The site was chosen in a close proximity to the local metro station and on the front line of the Pacific ocean. Panama is situated in a hot and humid tropical climate with average temperature fluctuating between 70 and 80 F. There are two seasons: dry (Dec-March) and wet (April-Nov).Due to the close proximity to the equator the site receives both Southern and Northern sun. Over the course of a year the site is mostly exposed to a moderate breeze from North-West.

wind

existing building

wind

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venturi effect

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prevaling wind direction and venturi effect

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view view

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orientation towards views

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orientation and desity of brise soleil


design inspiration for the envelope

green wall assembly

resulting elevation of South-East facade

Envelope design: The geometry of the brise soleil structure was initially inspired by the artworks of Maurits Cornelis Escher. Although traditionally the major purpose of brise-soleil is to protect the building from direct sunlight and heat gain, the sky of Panama City is covered with clouds 70% of the year. Such conditions opened an opportunity for an alternative use of the envelope system. The brise-soleil structure was designed as a green wall, which increases air quality around the building, cools the air and retains and recycles the rain water to prevent storm-water runoff.

active systems

primary building structure

secondary alluminium structure supporting glass curtain wall planters for vines

metal mesh brise soleil supporting greenery

ENVELOPE SYSTEM

structure and envelope system assembly

upper garden

wind energy generators

passive and active systems

live wall facade

laundry room

storm water managment and recycling

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rain garden on 13th floor

Gardens: In the contemporary urban setting the storm water runoff is one of the reasons of damage to building as well as pollution of the environment. To reduce harmful effects the rainwater on site is collected and used for irrigation of the green wall and two gardens within the building: open garden between the two towers and rain garden on the 13th floor of Western Tower. Rain garden utilizes the types of vegetation that do not require extensive soil or sunlight with allows is to be covered and accessible during prolonged rainy season.

3 walkways provide circulation between the towers

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the “spine� of the building supports windmills for green energy harvesting

detailed assembly of the envelope and interior finishes


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1. Main Lobby 2. Front Office/Reception Desk 3. Waiting Area 4. Office/Retail

5. Engineering 6. Recieving/Storage 7. Sales/Catering 8. Accounting

9. Lower Garden/Plaza 10. Large Conference Room 11. Bar/Lounge 12. Kitchen/ Service area

13. Employee Area 14. Smaller Conference Room 15. Private Meeting Room 16. Elevated Walkway

The program arrangement provides a variety of meeting/event spaces for business visitors as well asw accommodates for necessary hotel amenities. The spaces are designed using California Building Safety and ADA requirements as main guidelines. Utilizing concrete as primarily building material due to its moisture resistant qualities, the interior finishes are oriented on more eco-friendly materials such as reclaimed wood and other recyclable materials.

interior view of the guesroom

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New City Center Urban planning, Creative production complex Museum design Fall 2014 Rome, Italy Syracuse University Florence Instructor: Alberto Iacovoni

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Newton’s Cenotaph.

Coliseum

Burning Man festival

Hakkas dwelling, China

Club of the New Social Type, Ivan Leonidov

Nahalal, Israel

Tekes County, China

Odense University Hospital, Henning Larsen Architects


site model

museum atrium lobby/recreation area

The goal of this project was to create a new dense public center for cultural and creative activities. The site covers 1.57 million square feet of a former industrial complex located on the outskirts of historical Rome. The design process included 3 phases: general masterplan, the design of a creative production center, and a museum design. The current center of Rome is a beautiful area, however, it is flooded with tourists and due to historical preservations provides little to no areas for dynamic evolution and development. The New Center will create a flexible city-base that is respectful to the historical content of the site but is responsive and supportive to changes in contemporary society. The masterplan was designed around a large public void - a playground for social and cultural engagement. The surrounding of that void includes three major programmatic areas that characterize common factors of any city-center: nature and recreation; culture and education; commerce and entertainment. The former gas repository - the largest existing structure on the site (Gasometro), was kept as a memorial for the Roman past and at the same time the museum for the Roman contemporary.

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creative production complex museum

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gasometro central market

commercial and entertainment

culture

nature and recreation

museum

points of access and existing landmarks create a set of axis that mark the location of central plaza

3 major zones encompass the center and one of the landmarks

devision between the solid and void areas

substraction of existing structures

organizational grid

new figure-ground

Project 1 / Masterplan: The design intent was based on the concept of duality of solid and void, nature and artificial, preservation and evolution. Within the new built mass the footprints of the existing buildings are kept as a memory of the site’s past at the same time giving enough freedom for future development. Those voids, together with the circulation grid create a labyrinth of spaces for visitors to explore and for occupants to trigger creative use.

birds-view of masterplan

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ground floor plan

Project 2 / Creative Production Complex: The cultural district of the site includes digital and analogue production facilities, library, exhibition spaces and art stores, museum and administration offices. The exterior shell of the first floor takes off the border between public and private and reconnects the building back to the street and the community. While irregular interior boundary provides an array of “personal volumes� within the building. These volumes are not secluded from each other by a physical border, but rather all parts of one interior courtyard volume

open workshop

community room

shops

large studios

courtyard

lobby/ receptiom level 1

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gallery

level 2

small studios

lounge

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circulation base grid

program distribution

adjusted circulation

transformation due to circulation

transparency

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The idea of a dynamic center within the rigid boundaries of an existing urban fabric was carried on and re-interpreted at the tectonic scale of a singular building. The design was developed through the example of a perfect rectangular lot, however is meant to be able to carry its integrity onto lots of any shape and size. The boundaries of an urban block became a shell that is responsive solely to the urban conditions. The content within that shell becomes the dynamic element that is responsive to inner processes on more intimate level of human interactions. A 6x6 square is a unit that fills up the urban shell , creating an adjustable system of spaces organized by a simple circulation grid.

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main lobby

Project 3 / Contemporary Art Museum: The former gas repository has been one of Rome’s distinct landmarks over several decades. Despite its vast contrast with the other historical landmarks it is an important memory of its time as well as a reminder for high levels of contemporary energy and resources consumption. A contemporary art museum placed within this structure is an attempt to merge the memory of the past with a look into a future of Rome.

1st level gallery

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2nd level gallery

3rd level gallery


horizontal circulation

verticalhorizontal circulationcirculation

views program blocks

views vertical circulation

program blocks composite

horizontal circulation vertical circulation

views program blocks

composite final result

The galleries offer a simple plain canvases/containers for the exposed works of art. Three major infrastructural cores allow not having to enclose the Gasometro itself, preserving the major aesthetic advantage of the structure - its ephymerical transparency.

composite final result

final result

section-perspective trough the public circulation core and a gallery space

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Rebirth of Whitnall Highway Multi-family dwelling Fall 2013 North Hollywood, CA Woodbury University Instructor: Alvaro Zepeda

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eye-level exteriror rendering.

Whitnall Highway is a nearly abandoned lot, stretching over 7 city blocks in North Hollywood and occupied by only giant buzzing transmission towers. A small dog-park presents the only island of greenery within this dry no-man’s field. Once occupied by a wheat farm, North Hollywood fell a victim of Los Angeles urban sprawl and ethnic migration. Later in the history Whitnall Highway was supposed to become another vein among LA’s transportation organism, however the project was abandoned after decades of political debates. In attempt to revive the site as a habitable space the inspiration was found in natures’ own cycles. What potential can be found in an eroded ground? The goal of this project was to highlight the concept of transformation or, in other words, rebirth.

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site plan

For this project a portion of Whitnall highway was divided into even lots distributed between individual students. Zoning requirements such as setbacks, height limit, FAR and ADA accessibility were given particular attention in the design process.

concept

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mass

program

initial mass proposal


required acces

massing

circulation

part-to-whole

final model: garage entrance and public area

rearrangment for program and circulation site plan

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3rd level floor plan

ground level floor plan

2nd level floor plan

sections

Just as pieces of eroded ground that once were a whole, the individual spaces of Whitnall Highway project have strong visual and spatial interconnection between each other. Even though each one can offer uninterrupted boundaries of personal space. The project emphasizes the importance of both: individual private units and shared communal space, as an integral parts human habitat. The goal is to encourage social relations among the residents in the communal area as well as creating a complex environment for exploration. south-east elevation scale: 1/8”=1’

north-east elevation scale: 1/8”=1’

south-east elevation scale: 1/8”=1’

north-east elevation scale: 1/8”=1’

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north-west elevation scale: 1/8”=1’

south-west elevation scale: 1/8”=1’


second floor scale: 1/8”=1’

1/4 unit model 2nd floor

first floor scale: 1/8”=1’

1/4 unit model 1st floor

private space

light study studio, sleeping area

light study - 3 bedroom, kitchen

studio apartment - view from the entrance

light study - 3 bedroom, hall

3 bedroom apartment - kitchen

studio apartment-view from kitchen

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SKILLS

3d Printing

CNC

Laser Cutting

Rhinoceros

Revit

Physical Modeling

AutoCAD

Mixed Media

6” RIGID INSULATION AND W.P. MEMBRANE CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE PARAPET 2’X2’ METAL MESH BRISE SOLEIL (BEYOND)

FLUORISCENT LIGHT FIXTURE (BEYOND) METAL SUSPENSION RACK (BEYOND) 1/2” DRYWALL CEILING 1’X1’ CONCRETE COLUMN (BEYOND) CURTAIN WALL ASSEMBLY CURTAIN WALL VERTICAL MULLION (BEYOND)

Rendering and Photoshop

LIGHWEIGHT COMPOSITE PLANTERS STEEL STRUCTURE SAFING MATERIAL TONGE-AND-GROOVE WOOD FLOORING

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PROFESSIONAL

Pre-Schematics and Research

Schematic Design and presentations

Design Development and Product Research

Construction Documents

Coordination with Consultants

Office Administration and Marketing

Small Scale Construction Projects

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