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Selected Works Mario C. Delgado Jr. - Lehigh University

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Selected Works Mario C. Delgado Jr. - Lehigh University


MARIO C.DELGADO // Designer + EntreprEneur // Portfolio of Creative work 2008-2011

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UNDERGRADUATE SUMMARY MARIO C. DELGADO 11 W. 2nd St Unit 233 Bethlehem, PA 18015 Phone 415.683.6861 Twitter @mariodelgado mariodelgado@lehigh.edu  mariodelgado.posterous.com

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS Third Place, Lehigh Eureka! Student Entrepreneurship Awards 2011 Sandra Guerrero Award for Excellence in Tour Guiding, May 2011 Co-Editor, Intersection Magazine at LU, March 2011 “Delta” iOS Application, Internal Release Date Febuary 2011 Featured Design, “Field of Tubes” Lehigh Review April 2010 Co-Author, “Making a Molehill out of a Mountain,” New Atlas of Unused Treasure Maps, March 2010, Self-Published Finalist, “MD Mark IV” Student Juried Exhibition, Febuary 2010

EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, January 2011. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylania. Concentration in South Mountain College Interdisciplinary Studies GPA 3.4, 148 Credits Earned

INTERESTS AND SKILLS Software Development: Experience in Objective-C, Java, Processing, HTML/CSS and Visual Basic Programming Languages Data Analysis and Visualization Social Media Marketing and Advertising Photography Public Speaking Sushi


Categorical Breakdown of Academic Credits

South Mountain College: Multi-Diciplinary Research Projects 20% Urban Analytics/Spatial Analysis 20% Media Theory, Graphic Visualization

Electives, College of Arts and Sciences South Mountain College Interdisciplinary Program Architecture

Architectural Studies Breakdown

20% Philosophy 10% Culinary Arts 10% Theory of Scientific Revolutions 5% History 5% Religion Studies 5% Biology 3% Film Studies 2% International Relations

Extracurricular Contributions @ Lehigh

Design Studios Theory, History and Technology Foundations and Drawing Graphic Design Photography

Senior Vice President, Chief Tour Guide, Association of Student Alumni, 4 years Senior Fellowship, Lehigh Office of Admissions, 2 years Financial Services Lab Technical Consultant, 1.5 years Intersection Design Magazine, Co-Editor-In-Chief, 9 Months


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Origami Aggregation Space-Filling Array

November 2010 Architectural Design II Contribution: 50% (Project Leader)

  This project was an introduction to variations of repetition at a 3-dimensional level: a space-filling but collapsable array. This was achieved through variations in the 3-axis positional relationship of the units and the manual modulation of the size of each element. The unit itself is based off of an origami fortune teller (below), whose opening (aperture) can be modulated to different forms (see next page) By gluing parts of the openings together, the unit is converted into a structure, an array with variable size apertures that change light and shadow to create texture. The tension on the unit caused by the variations in the size of the opening pulls the units into the third dimension- creating a curved volumetric array that can be scaled to any proportion.

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Above - changing the opening created by the origami unit Middle - prototype unit before units are glued together Right - prototype array Far Right - diagram of assembled units of various openings

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Mass Production 16 Units Before - Joined Units

160 Folds, 256 in2 total paper

16 Units After - Single Sheet

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Laser-Cut Sheet External Cut Internal Cut Fold In Fold Out

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Final Assembly In order to create a more uniform spatial array, The origami “fortune teller” was reverse-engineered to find the simplest way to represent the final structure. The essence of each “fortune teller” was arranged on a sheet of paper. The result is a sheet of 16 “fortune tellers” that, once folded and cut, can be linked together to form the array. Connecting specially designed sheets that are cut along solid lines and folded along dotted lines (above) allowed the same design as the prototype to be made with 80% less folding. The structure became much more efficient and easier to make. Top Right - Plan View of Structure Bottom Right - Off-Axis View

Size: 24” (l), 20” (w), 9” (h)

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MD Mk. IV Campus Visitor Center

  Situated at the intersection of a very active pedestrian walkway and a major transportation artery through the center of Lehigh University’s Campus, the building has a structural footprint of approximately 3,000 sq. feet. Serving as a visitor’s center to welcome visiting families and guests to the University, it will also feature a 24-hour cafe and lounge for students and faculty members and an exhibition gallery for student/faculty works. The design of the building attempts to merge these different programmatic elements through merging multiple triangular volumes on the site.

December 2010 Architectural Design II Final Project

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West Packer Av., Bethlehem, Penna. 1 inch = 1/64 mi. North

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OBSERVATION GALLERY

The location of the proposed construction is one of the most highly trafficked areas by both pedestrians and cars. To accommodate this, the building‘s landscape is crafted to accommodate students at the bus stop that resides at the corner. MD Mark IV’s edgy qualities are a statement to the university’s position on advancement and development in addition to leading by example.

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Development of pyramid-like volumes that serve as connections between designated programmatic spaces.

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Lehigh University Visitorís Center - MD Mk. IV Mario C. Delgado 12-6-09

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Bethlehem Greenway Office/Park

September 2011 Architectural Design IV 3 Week Project

  The City of Bethlehem’s Greenway Revitalization Project will introduce a new urban element to the currently underultilized brownfield space running through the city’s central business district (CBD). Along with a greatly expanded recreational and park space in the city, a large increase in downtown activity will spur demand for larger commercial space in the area. The proposed building is based off of a proposed greenway design that infroms the design of the office.

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This building emerges from a proposed circulation to the site: a convergence on the area due to the introduction of a Greenway recreational space and the traffic that potential employees would bring to the area. The building plays on the interconnection between the proposed circulation and the rest of the greenway, orienting itself to maximize views of the new recreational space.

Greenway Park Design

= Office Site

Awareness of important buildings and useless Streets

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Expansion of park to fill all available urban space


Introduction of topographic features

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Analysis

High Density Commercial High Density Residential

Circulation of pedestrians around site

Arterial Streets

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Site Design Contour lines on the site are an extension of the topography of the park and a reflection of the energy and influence the park has on the new space. Through programmatic diagramming and massing studies, the new building shifts along the contours of the circulation diagram. The office spaces shift and float within the main atrium of the building, emphasizing flow and continuity. By taking a mass (1) and separating it to sections (3) we are able to contour the mass to fit the lines set on the site. Rearranging the volumes into a vertical space allows for a building program to be integrated with the volume (7). Greenway and office site, 1 inch = 1/32 mile, North

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Section View of Greenway and office site, 1 inch =30 feet

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Field of Tubes

Unit Abstraction and Field Generation October 2010 Architectural Design II Contribution: 50% (Project Leader)

  The notion of a field and a pattern can be a powerful regulator of the defining form of a structure. Contemporary theories have begun to define a new interplay of the field and the pattern: an interplay between the intensive and invisible (for example, force and density) and the extensive (qualitative constraints). The intensive/ extensive differentiation was applied to an abstracted pattern: a microscopic image of the chemical Rescocinol (Left).

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2. Redefinition of Texture

5. Application of Directional Force

3. Simplification of Geometric Properties

6. Modulation of Geometry Based on Force


Tube (Density + Modulation) = Field of Tubes

The dynamic modulation of both the density (number of tubes per square inch) over x-y plane and a modulation of height over the third dimension creates a 3-dimensional field of units. Additionally, the relationship is linear: the larger the opening, the longer the tube (bottom left).

Top Left: Intensive gradient map of density. Lighter color indicates lower density.

Combining concepts of Intensive (behavior of matter) and Extensive (system of modulation) logic systems allows a multivariable field of units to emerge. This field becomes a structure organized by natural and organic forces.

Above: Detail view of model.

Middle Left: Extensive map of modulated units. Larger opening equals longer tube.

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Capturing the “Invisible Middle Term”

At Left: Park Imperial Building, New York City Canon EOS Rebel XT 1/320 sec, f/4.5, 31mm focal length Next Page: Left Side: Seagram Building New York City Canon EOS Rebel XT 1/500 sec, f/4 20mm focal length Right Side: Old Manufacturers Trust Bank New York City Canon EOS Rebel XT 1/100 sec, f/3, 50mm focal length

March - April 2011 Photography I Final Project

  Author Marcel Proust famously used the concept of the “Invisible Middle Term” as a literary device in his work “In Search of Lost Time”. It is a metaphor that encapsulates the idea of a force that is invisible yet simultaneously apparent. Literary critic Roxanne Hanney interprets the material properties of a window as a perfect example of the “Middle Term” - a barrier between realities, acting as a visible yet invisible modifier of light and the surrounding environment. This project is a selection of photographs that analyze the materiality of glass in architectural design. Sometimes the glass is transparent, other times it is opaque. Depending on the angle, glass that was designed to be transparent can also be reflective. 31


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Above: Grand Central, New York City Canon EOS Rebel XT 1/100 sec, f/4, 50mm focal length Right: Linderman Library, Lehigh University. Canon EOS Rebel XT 1/10 sec, f/3.5, 18mm focal length

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The Wandr Platform

Collaboration with Lucky Mug LLC Design Contribution: 100% Programming Contribution: 50%

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Aiding our Brain’s Understanding of Urban Environments

  Wandr is an iPhone app that helps travelers understand the logic of urban areas that they are not accustomed to. By presenting spatial information about an urban environment in a efficient visual manner, the user can quickly understand the relationship between themselves and the city that they are in. Wandr taps into the brains ability to integrate visual and motor input - pointing and asking is an innate and strong example of this. By ‘pointing’ at a building or landmark with your phone, you are setting up your brain to retain the spatial information better than using a map. Faster Learning By Speeding Up the Understanding Process: Learning with Google Maps

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Object in front of you. 100 ft.

Rauch Business Center 650 Taylor St.

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Person (to your right) Other building (behind you) Wandr

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  The iPhone app is a different way of presenting location information that is already available - instead of presenting an abstraction of the current reality, the app leverages unique algorithms (see right) to encourage the user to explore their immediate surroundings with ease. This presentation model has the potential for becoming useful in a world with a growing urban population and a growing group of travelers.

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Figure 1: Wandr’s algorithm discovers all the buildings that the user can see by calculating what walls are in the line of sight.

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Figure 2: The use of the phone’s compass (magnetometer), the system is able to search for buildings with greater accuracy.

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Figure 3: Using a public database of building data, the system is able to return an answer back to the user in less than a second.

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Selected Drawings

Graphic Projects 2010-2011

Test Pattern #5. Personal Project. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator,June 2010. 41


LUCKY Lucky Mug LLC Logo Freelance Design for Lucky Mug LLC Drawn in Adobe Illustrator, February 2011 42


Book Cover, “New Atlas of Unused Treasure Maps” Part of South Mountain College Investigations Final Project Designed in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign April 2010 43


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Intersection Magazine

Student Magazine of Lehigh University’s Art, Architecture and Design Department January - April 2011 Design Contribution: 45%

Intersection Magazine is a resurrection of Lehigh University’s student-run design magazine, EyeLevel. Last published 14 years ago, the new magazine is a reflection of the current state of the department.

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Matthew Denton Burrows is a 22 year-old emerging fine artist and illustrator from Manhattan. The son of an artist/jewelry designer, Matthew has been drawing for years but it became his passion while pursuing his art major at Lehigh. Matthew will be attending graduate school at SVA in Manhattan next fall in the Illustration as Visual Essay Program. Matthew is most interested in the power of art/illustration/ design to covey a message, tell a story or comment on our current times and the evolution of humanity; the ladder being the subject and inspiration of most of his work to date. Matters such as the dehumanizing power of technology and the constant chaos that is our world. The good and the bad. The manic and the depressing. He finds it all inspiring. Life is a spectacle and Matthew’s goal is to comment on it through form. To confront the strange and the depressing and juxtapose that with the normal, ignorant, and content is at the forefront of his work.

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With eight contributors spanning the department’s 3 major (Art, Architecture and Design), Intersection highlights the connections between disciplines and the greater university community.

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ARCH I T E C TURE

Top Left: Table of Contents Top Right: Article Bottom Left: Article Title Bottom Right: Section Title

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11 West Street Unit 233.— Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 Phone: 415.683.6861 — E-Mail: mariodelgado@lehigh.edu

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Mug LLC Experience under and President January 2011-Present Lucky f software development team andMug lead LLC creative designer of a small startup company n Bethlehem, PA. Lucky•Mug wasJanuary startedand to consolidate Co-Founder President multiple research and 2011-Present ment projects in the fields of spatial analysis development and data visualization. company Head of software team and lead creative designer of a small startup company and based in Bethlehem, PA. Lucky Mug was started to consolidate multiple research and University Office of Admissions development projects in the fields of spatial analysis and data visualization. June 2011 - Present ant Director of Admissions Lehigh University Office applications of Admissions sible for Mobile Application Development, reviewing for admission, June 2011 -ofPresent o specific geographic market territories and interaction with prospective students and • Assistant Director Admissions milies. mission, Responsible for Mobile Application Development, reviewing applications for admission, January 2011 sions Counselor tudents and travel to specific geographic market territories and interaction with prospective students and– May 2011 May 2010 - January 2011 their families. sions Fellowship

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Lucky Mug LLC • Co-Founder and President Head of software development team and lead creative designer of a small startup company based in Bethlehem, PA. Lucky Mug was started to consolidate multiple research and development projects in the fields of spatial analysis and data visualization. Lehigh University Office of Admissions • Assistant Director of Admissions Responsible for Mobile Application Development, reviewing applications for admission, travel to specific geographic market territories and interaction with prospective students and their families. • Admissions Counselor • Admissions Fellowship • Summer Tour Guide/ Fellowship Lehigh University College of Business and Economics • Lead Technical Consultant, Financial Services Lab Responsible for installation, upgrading and troubleshooting of financial analysis software in 32-computer technology lab. Implemented software imaging and backup policy that decreased downtime and improved reliability. Lehigh University Library and Technology Services • Consultant, WIRED Student Consulting Team, Macintosh Solutions Team

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June 2011 - Present

January 2011 – May 2011 May 2010 - January 2011 May 2008 - August 2010

August 2009 - Present

August 2008 – December 2010

Affiliations/Memberships Lehigh University Association of Student Alumni (ASA) • Senior Vice President Served as head of the organization’s six standing committees. Responsible for leading, planning, and developing small and large-scale events for the Lehigh University community. • Vice President, Admissions Relations Responsible for coordinating, training and scheduling 130 tour guides for the Office of Admissions. Served as a trusted representative for admissions views and developing strategies for implementation of admissions policies. Initiated a new scheduling plan to increase efficiency and improve morale for tour guiding staff. Lehigh University Alumni Association • Member Ex-Officio, Alumni Association Board of Trustees

Publications/Presentations

April 2010 – April 2011 April 2009 - April 2010

April 2010 - Present


Self Portrait. September 2010



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