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STILLWATER DWELLINGS| Prefabricated Residential Design Firm Summer 2016 - Present | Seattle, WA

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Stillwater Dwellings is a residential design firm specializing in high-end prefabricated homes. Stillwater Dwellings uses a three phase design and construction system: Phase One schematic design and pricing; Phase Two - design documentation and permitting; Phase Three - construction documentation and fabrication. Clients are able to choose three different design options and three finish packages. Clients may either chose a standard plan, modify a standard plan, or develop a custom Stillwater Dwellings Residence. As Design Project Manager, I have worked on multiple projects at different design stages throughout Washington, Oregon, California and Texas. Many of the projects are modified standard plans as clients’ program needs and sites inform the designs; however, the building blocks of our standard Stillwater design maintain the Stillwater aesthetic and prefabrication construction methods. In addition to client projects, I have updated Stillwater’s finish packages and material library as well as designed a Stillwater Urban Infill to expand our current market.

Standard floor plan 2,320 SF

Modified floor plan 2,175 SF | Currently under construction in Bellingham, WA

Modified elevations Selected Works 2018


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STILLWATER DWELLINGS| Prefabricated Residential Design Firm Summer 2016 - Present | Seattle, WA

Points Beyond Community - Silverton, Oregon | Custom 1,000 sq. ft. Artist Residence Points Beyond is an intentional co-housing community of 10 independent small homes ranging from 800-1,200 square feet. Development of the community is set to begin in Fall 2018. The client required a 1,000 square foot Stillwater Dwelling; however, our standard small floor plans’ footprints did not meet the site requirements. My solution was to create an “L”shape Stillwater with two wings off of the entry spine: a Great Room wing, and a bedroom and artist studio wing. The project has completed schematic design and pricing and is on hold until Fall 2018. In addition to a custom design, I provided recommendations for non-standard Stillwater floor finishes and provided a visual package to the client upon completion of the pricing set.

Site plan

Floor plan

Elevations Selected Works 2018


mira DE AVILA-SHIN As a consequence of structural evolution, the structural--not decorative--arch became obsolete. Transgressing modernity by reversing the historical and formal references, this light industrial building seeks to coherently re-discover the funicular arch. As a result, the arch will regain its historical prominence as the primary structural entity, and the steel will be demoted to decorative--not structural--cladding. In other words, a normative concrete building is turned inside out. Through the repetition of these structural arched columns, the procession of layered arches creates a visual barrel vault, marrying the functional with the aesthetic.

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ARCH-ITECTURE

Advanced Technology V | Robert Condon & Russell Davies | Spring 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean, Lauren Miyata, Sonya Ursell

Interior Arch Connection

The modularity of various components allows for elements to be pre-casted off-site and assembled on-site. Upon completion, the building may be partitioned into smaller spaces by its singular proprietor and occupied by various light industrial manufacturing/ tech start-up entities. The team developed the design proposal and modeled the structure of the arch to ensure its feasibility throughout the semester. I assisted with facade design, Revit modeling and detail drawings of the facade and arches. I helped calculate the building loads and size the arches appropriately. I also helped draw elevations and render the interior.

Arch System Assembly Selected Works Works 2016 2018 Selected


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md3096@columbia.edu 510 508 8390

ARCH-ITECTURE

Advanced Technology V | Robert Condon & Russell Davies | Spring 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean, Lauren Miyata, Sonya Ursell

Exterior Render Selected Works Works 2016 2018 Selected

Sectional Perspective


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63EXTERIORSTREET | this is the city Core Studio III | Susanne Schindler | Fall 2014 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean

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With the spread of the ultra-luxury high-rise condos in Manhattan, 63EXTERIORSTREET reclaims the tower in the park for the low and moderateincome residents through the same marketing tools and creation of desire employed by the developments for the 1 percent. As density increases within the island of Manhattan, spillover will move into the Bronx along with pressures of gentrification. An acknowledgment of the need for diverse housing lends the tower floor plan a basic framework from which subdivision and joining of existing apartments can lead to multiple configurations of units. In addition, environmental factors, such as flood level rise, pushes the tower to rise from the open riverside park allowing for a mixed-use complex with residential above the flood level line and the creation of a green soft edge buffer.

Street Level Plan

Park Tower Venn Diagram

Tower Floor Plan

Park Level Plan

My partner and I developed our design proposal throughout the semester. I modeled the residential tower and units, and assisted with building the site model. For the final presentation, I rendered the interior and exterior views; drew the sections and site plan; and assisted with drawing the park level plan and tower floor plan.

Selected Works Works 2016 2018 Selected

Rockite Physical Model

Longitudinal Section


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63EXTERIORSTREET | this is the city

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Core Studio III | Susanne Schindler | Fall 2014 | Columbia University | GSAPP Collaborated with Brian Galyean

Across Harlem River MICRO UNIT

4 BD UNIT

Park Entry 2 BD UNIT

63EXTERIORSTREET Park and Supermarket Entry Exterior Views 4 BD UNIT W/PRIVATE TERRACE

Interior Views

Selected Works Works 2016 2018 Selected


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FREE THE COLUMN| Bakersfield High Speed Rail Station

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Advanced Studio V | Laurie Hawkinson | Fall 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP

DROP OFF

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PASSENGER

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Partial Longitudinal Section of High Speed Rail Station


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Second Floor Plan (Bike & Pedestrian Path)

Ground Floor Plan (Recreation Fields)

FREE THE COLUMN| Bakersfield High Speed Rail Station

md3096@columbia.edu 510 508 8390

Advanced Studio V | Laurie Hawkinson | Fall 2015 | Columbia University | GSAPP

Elevated Track Plan Kern River Park Vignettes

Ground Floor Plan (Aquatic & Tennis Center)

Second Floor Plan (Public Parking)

Elevated Track Plan Aquaduct Vignettes

AQUADUCT FARM

Soccer Field with Shaded Seating Under the Tracks KERN RIVER PARK HIGH SPEED RAIL STATION

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High Speed Rail Columns change as the Train enters Bakerfield and the Station Selected Works Works 2016 2018 Selected

Recreational Field Options

Residential Entry to High Speed Rail Station

Work Samples 2018  
Work Samples 2018  
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