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Jonathan Mayhall



auburn university architecture program


Studio Projects

opelika public library downtown cullman west anniston railroad park pavilion big dig living auburn cinema summer option michelle’s house

Professional Work

williams-blackstock architects fuqua & partners, architects

Other Work

summer sketches travel abroad sketches travel photography sculpture a book home


a public library

Concrete Competition opelika, al

The approach to this project involved evaluating the role of the Public Library in the 21st Century and in the particular context of a small downtown. This library strives to be a catalyst, helping to reactivate and revitalize downtown Opelika. The library is seen as a place to bring people together to utilize technology, exchange ideas, and for encouraging literacy and a love of reading in future generations. This project seeks to accomplish these things by both respecting its context while striving to stand out as a building of its time, providing communal reading and discussion spaces, active and exciting children’s spaces, and engaging with the street in a transparent, pedestrian friendly way. The building accomplishes this while trying to reduce its enviromental impact by utilizing natural lighting and some solar power, and also providing outdoor reading spaces. The 21st Century Library is not merely a repository for books, but rather a focal point for the community, dynamic with ideas, interaction, and communication

spring 2007


site plan


second floor plan

first floor plan

spring 2007

street elevation

section b


spring 2007



2nd floor circulation

computer room

spring 2007


large context

small town design initiative

Urban Studio

cullman, al

regional context

fall 2008

analysis diagram


fall 2008

Arts Center and Depot Park Proposal to adaptively reuse an abandoned warehouse complex adjacent to the existing historic downtown. The new uses would include galleries, classrooms, event/conference spaces, and a new theater. The complex, along with a redesigned park/festival ground would invigorate and complement the historic downtown.


small town design initiative

Urban Studio

west anniston neighborhood

fall 2008


15th St. Retail District

south elevation

north elevation

plan proposal for 15th ST.

fall 2008


railroad park west gate

Urban Studio

birmingham, al

fall 2008

concept diagram

One week study to create an entrance/meeting point for the proposed Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham. The project uses playful kite-like forms to bring the diverse parts of the city into the new park and create a landmark anchor for the west entrance. Main features include the solar panel roof and bicycle racks with changing facilities.

concept model

site plan


mixed-use housing

Big Dig Living

boston, ma

Creating community through architecture. The design is an exploration of making a building that can respond to and encourage the mixing of cummunity and personal life that characterizes living in the city. To accomplish this the building’s residential units are positioned around the borders of the site to take advantage of the views and lighting while much of the middle of the site is carved out into a public/ commmunity space. The project takes advantage of its unique siting by responding to both the characted of Boston’s Historic North End and the new urban corrodor of the Big Dig. The residential units are clad in an elemental brick facade with punched openings, an aesthetic that is both undeniably modern but still connects with the character of the North End. The public space, however, seeks iconic static with its collapsing glass atrium anouncing itself to the Big Dig and Boston skyline beyond. This atrium serves as a space to see and be seen while enjoying views of new parks and the skyline year round. It is the atrium where the greatest interplay of community occurs with space for the general public, the building community, and even personal space.

private public

semi public

fall 2007


site plan

concept sketch


midterm model

midterm plan

fall 2007

entry study sketches


3rd floor plan

2nd floor plan

1st floor plan

fall 2007

front elevation

side elevation


cross section

transverse section

fall 2007



aerial view

a multiplex cinema

Mixed-Use Movies auburn, al

Project to reinvision the existing cinema site as a mixed use, though still suburban site. The concept was to create a courtyard where public interaction, dining, and shopping could take palce away from the noise and sight pollution of the parking and surrounding landscape. This open air court would serve as a staging area for the theater and would contain ticketing, as well as coffee shops and snacks for those waiting for a feature. The cinema itself consists of theaters arranged around the central service and circulation zones where celestory openings provide both light and glimpses of the night sky. The cinema of today must deal with the realities of multiplexs and blockbusters while still creating spaces to see and be seen.

semi-private semi-public


fall 2006


site plan


entry perspective

cross section

transverse section

fall 2006

techtonics study


masonry wall

summer option

A Tower, A Wall, A Cabin auburn, al

cabin for blueberry farm

summer 2005

birding tower


original site

a home for a family of 5

Michelle’s House

greensboro, al

concept model



fall 2005

pouring concrete girders

cantilever made of flitch beams

platform completed


wall framing

end of fall semester

both semester teams with the family and the finished project

fall 2005

finished front

interior and exterior views of finished family space

finished entry


madison park student housing: auburn, al

williams-blackstock architects

Professional Work

birmingham, al

madison park site plan

winter 2008

new dining facility university of south alabama

new dining faclity plan


pensacola public library

aliceville fire and police station

winter 2008

fuqua & partners, architects

Professional Work

huntsville, al summer 2007


st. ivo axonometric

pre-trip drawing class

Studio Roma

auburn, al

St. Ivo plan and section

il gesu elevation

spring 2008

piranesi expansion


st. peter’s


Travel Photography roma

classic roman ways

as roma v. ac milan

spring 2008

a novel approach

happy birthday


the spirit of the forcole

Sculpture/Woodcarving auburn, al

spring 2006


box + display case

Home for a Book

exhibited in the julie colins smith museum of art fine arts week 2007

spring 2007

Jonathan Mayhall Portfolio  

Collection of work completed as an architecture student at Auburn University

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