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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO M A R I LY N ST E P H A N O U


INDEX Résumé 04 Shared Ecology Beyond Borders 06 WTE Housing 14 SHIFT 22 Social Connection 28


marilyns@iastate.edu 111 Sheldon Avenue, Unit 1 50014, Ames, IA, USA (515) 520-2351 14 Victoros Oungo Street, 2480, Tseri, Nicosia, Cyprus (00357) 99993836


ACADEMICS

AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Iowa State University | NAAB Accredited Ames IA | Rome IT August 2015 - Present

NOMAS | Iowa State University Chapter National Organization of Minority Architecture Students

Bachelor of Architecture

Active Member 2016 - Present

WORK EXPERIENCE

Volunteer

Ioakim - Loizas Architectural Office Nicosia CY May 2018 - August 2018

Dean’s List

Architectural Intern

Assistant Librarian

College of Design Library Iowa State University Ames IA August 2017 - May 2018

Call Assistant

Evresis Call Center Nicosia CY June 2017 - August 2017

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Cyprus Red Cross Nicosia Cy 2011 - 2016 College of Design Iowa State University Fall 2016 - Present

REFERENCES Sharon Wohl

Assistant Professor, Architecture | Urban Design swohl@iastate.edu (515) 294-8913

Andrew Gleeson

Languages

Fluent | English & Greek

Lecturer, Architecture agleeson@iastate.edu (515) 291-6914

Software

Bosuk Hur

Autocad, ArcGIS, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, V-Ray, Adobe Suite, Sefaira, Microsoft Office

Lecturer, Architecture bhur@iastate.edu (515) 294-5676

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Shared Ecology Between Borders Nuevo Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico Fall 2018 Professor: Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco Team: Marilyn Stephanou & Madeline Bany

The project of the US Embassy in Mexico City raises ecological awareness of the consequences of building the border wall between the US and Mexico. The negative effects that the border wall will have on the ecosystems they share, surpasses political matters that the US finds to be problematic. Building this wall in order to fix our political problems, will have severe implications on wildlife and vegetation throughout this region and is not worth the temporary fixes it could potentially create. The border wall will interrupt animal migrations of several species, resulting in extinction of various large cats, birds, butterflies, reptiles and more. The building of the wall, will also change the course of rivers and disrupt wetlands through its process. The silt runoff as well as flooding and erosion caused from the construction will harm many rare and native plants, such as cacti and cypress trees. The embassy puts an emphasis on the landscape, by bringing many of the endangered plants in and around the building and also brings awareness to many of the animals whose migration paths would be interrupted. It experiments with the tension in the relationship between the US and Mexico and their shared ecology, by playing with shared spaces and separations in how you move through the site and how you interact with the landscape.

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Office Space

Basement Underground Paths & Lounge

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Threshold Between Buildings & Green House Grader

Rooftop Cafeteria

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WTE Housing

Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY, USA Spring 2018 Professors: Andrew Gleesen Team: Marilyn Stephanou & Alyanna Subyano Trash takes many forms – recyclables, compostables, hazardous, etc., all of which are required to be sorted and transported, with infrastructure and humans playing a direct role in the process. As New York City aims to send zero trash to landfills by 2030, while still exporting some 24,000 tons of discarded material every day, waste reduction poses to be an immense challenge for the city. The framework of this architecture is waste reduction. This includes the breakdown of four typologies - landfills, compost gardens, waste to energy practices, and zero waste initiatives all of have a direct effect on the infrastructure and its relationship to New York City. At the core are also the inhabitants and the environment. Both of which are interconnected and designing for one means designing for both simultaneously. This building aims to provide a safe, clean, and sustainable environment for all people to live and enjoy; an oasis away from the unhealthy sediments accumulated on the streets of New York City.

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Site: Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY Non-Recyclable - Elizabeth Waste Management Transfer Station, located in New Jersey Paper - Taken to Visy Paper Mill in Staten Island and then sold to Domestic and International Recyclable Metal, Plastic, Glass - Taken to Hugo-Jersey Transfer Station, located in East Jersey City, New Jersey

Based on 2013 data

Average Refuse/Person in NYC

Refuse Disposal Destination

NYC Residential Waste

NYC Commercial Waste

The average person in Hell’s Kitchen produces about 44 pounds of non-recyclable refuse and 16.5 pounds of recyclable refuse per month, whereas the average American produces 130 pounds of refuse every month.

The majority of Hell’s Kitchen refuse goes to Pennsylvania with 48%, then 31% goes to Virginia, 11% goes to Ohio, 8% goes to South Carolina, and 2% travels to Connecticut and New Jersey.

Food scraps consist of 17.2% of residential waste in NYC. Followed by recyclable paper, cardboard, soiled paper, plastics, newspapers, textiles , metals, film plastics, glass, yard waste, PET/HDPE plastics and other recyclable papers.

Food scraps consist of 25.2% of commercial waste in NYC. Followed by cardboard, recyclable paper, soiled paper, textiles, plastics, film plastics, metals, newspapers, PET/ HDPE plastics and yard waste.

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07 | Penthouse - Second Floor 01 | Reception & Housing

06 | Penthouse - First Floor 00 | Entrance

05 | Green Roof & Housing

Basement | WTE Plant

04 | Housing

Studio Apartment One Bedroom Apartment 03 | Amenities

Two Bedroom Apartment

02 | Housing

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ProSolve370e modules are coated with a superfine titanium dioxide (TiO2), a pollution-fighting technology that is activated by ambient daylight. The modules effectively reduces air pollution.

When these modules are placed in sites with high pollution emittance, such as Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs), and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), the facade modules disintegrate balance out the harmful toxins.

These facade modules are both decorative forms, and through minimal lighting and humidity, they reduce pollution and clean the surrounding environment by turning these toxins into controllable amounts of water and Carbon Dioxide.

Scale: 1�-0 =16’

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SHIFT

Reliable St, Ames, IA, USA Spring 2017 Professors: Bosuk Hur, Reinaldo Correa, Roman Chikerinets, Nicholas Senske, Andrea Wheeler Team: Architecture Studio “Reliable Street is a collective space in Ames that works across the disciplines of art, design, and business seeking to strengthen the connection between the public and place-making.� When the owners of Reliable Street approached our design studio, in order to make an outdoor structure that would be suitable for the surrounding environment, and bring people of different generations together, the studio was extremely excited to help out. The horizontal structure, that was created by the collaboration of eighty seven students, and the guidance of five professors, was broken up into three modules with circulation running across the entire design built. The design consists of different surfaces, that are suitable for both rest and play. The structure is primarily made of 2 x 4 lumber wood, and integrates the use of LED colored lighting, that make the site even more enjoyable when visited in the evening. The design did not only consider the needs of the occupants, but it also focused of the ability to create a space for both the community and the arts. The main roles that I had, through this entire experience, were the creation of construction documents, as well as off site fabrication, on site assembly and lighting installation.

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Module 1 Circulation

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Flat Surfaces

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Social Connection Pigneto, Rome, Italy

Spring 2019 - Current Ongoing Project Professor: Simone Capra, Consuelo Nuùez Ciuffa& Marta Bertani Team: Marilyn Stephanou, Hannah Underwood & Aaron Lewis The aim of this project is to create a social hub in the neighborhood of Pigneto. Through our design, we are re-stitching the neighborhoods that surround the site. The four buildings are designed to be both suitable for their inhabitants, and able to expand the urban fabric of the neighborhood. Through direct paths that link the neighborhoods to the complex of buildings, the landscape becomes both a conduit as well as a destination for pedestrians. There is also a strong visual connection to the surrounding environment, as the buildings are elevated to give pedestrians a view of the Appennini Mountains as well as Cementerio de Verano. The architecture reflects this idea of pedestrian connectivity, by having porticos that allow the buildings to be more approachable. Due to the design of the porticos, public and private space becomes blurred rather than distinctly separated. This blurring effect is also evident in the roofs of all four buildings which slope gently, nearly equal to the slope of the landscape. Our project all together creates an appealing environment on the ground, as well as an interesting vista from the balconies of the surrounding buildings, as they can also experience this phenomenon from their elevated view. The design aims to reconnect Pigneto’s urban fabric physically, visually, and socially through our architectural and landscape interventions.

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Figure Ground Site Plan

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Pedestrian Circulation

Infrastructure

Views to the Site

Views from the Site

Site Access & Circulation

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Market Housing

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Housing

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Workspace

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JELLYFISH GHOSTED AXON

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M A R I LY N ST E P H A N O U marilyns@iastate.edu

Profile for Marilyn Stephanou

Architecture Portfolio | 2019  

Selected work from my four years at College of Design, Iowa State University.

Architecture Portfolio | 2019  

Selected work from my four years at College of Design, Iowa State University.

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