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MICHAEL KELLER DESIGN PORTFOLIO MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE, 2009 TULANE UNIVERSITY SOA 2441 BURGUNDY STREET NEW ORLEANS, LA 70117 KELLER.MCHL@GMAIL.COM 225 964 0630 COPYRIGHT 2013


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The map is an alternate means to visualize spatial relationships across the uvial landscape of southeastern Louisiana. Orthographic projection is forsaken in favor of a vector mapping that orients place according to its directional relationship to the curve of the river.

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NOLA MEDIATHEQUE, 2007 AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER, 2006 HOUSING: AGGREGATE UNITS, 2007 HIGH DENSITY ON THE HIGH GROUND, 2006 ITHACA HOTEL, 2005

FABRICATION SOUND ECOLOGIES, 2009 iLOUNGE, 2012 PATTERNING, 2008

RESEARCH

HYDROPHILIC BASINs, 2011 A.M.I.A.C.T., 2008 - 2009 URBAN BUILD Local / Global, 2008 INFRASTRUCTURAL LANDSCAPES, 2009 ST. CLAUDE STRIPS, 2008 THESIS: SYNTHETIC URBANISM, 2009

PROFESSIONAL LAMAR ADVERTISING, 2008-2010 825 GIROD STREET, 2012 OCHSNER NORTH CAMPUS, 2010-2012 1206 ARABELLA STREET, 2010 PROSPECT 1. WELCOME CENTER MODEL, 2009

CURRICULUM VITAE


Data citations Streets: Open Street Map, 2012 Pipelines: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 2007


STUDIO

NOLA MEDIATHEQUE, 2007 AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER, 2006 HOUSING: AGGREGATE UNITS, 2007 HIGH DENSITY ON THE HIGH GROUND, 2006 ITHACA HOTEL, 2005


MEDIATHEQUE FOLDED PATHS & PROGRAM Central City

Studio, spring 2007 Instructor: Irene Keil

Central Business District

Envelope

Warehouse District SEQUENCE OF EXTERIOR SPACES AND EXTENDED VIEWS

This project choreographes spatial sequence and overlap with the intention to stimulate exchange between otherwise autonomous programs. A series of exterior spaces and exhibit spaces provide continuity in experience as one moves vertically through library, auditorium and classroom spaces. The massing comes from a desire to engage the public with the vertical, a dimension otherwise reserved for private interests in the CBD, as well as a desire to deďŹ ne an elevated public space over parking which is activated by a horizontal bar containing digital media labs and a cafe.

Exhibit & Event space

Classrooms

Exhibit space SEQUENCE OF EXHIBIT SPACES Pursuit of the vertical

Library

Exhibit & Event space

Elevator void

PROGRAM MASSING Folded surface

Void Mass

Media lab & Cafe

Articulated Ground Plane

Void

Parking & Service EXPLODED ISOMETRIC SITE BOUNDARY + PROGRAM AREA REQUIREMENTS

CONCEPTUAL MODEL: FOLDED PROGRAM WITHIN 3D SITE ENVELOPE

Parking / Service Museum Library Classrooms

Street elevation from Loyola Ave.


Isometric view from the southeast

Site photos

Interior views from physical model

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Amistad Site

Preliminary urban design model: sectional zoning

AMISTAD RESEARCH SERIAL SECTIONING Studio, fall 2006 Instructor: Scott Bernhard Urban design proposal with Katherine Champagne This studio began with an analysis of several blocks adjacent to the Vieux Carre . Sectional zoning was explored as a means to integrate parking needs into the spatial developement of this landscape while avoiding hard edges and autonomous programming. We were then assigned a triangular site within this masterplan to design a new storage and display facility for the AMISTAD research center. Sectional relationships between programs were used as a generative diagram to develope conceptual models according to flows of specific user groups. The articulation of the final scheme is an attempt to activate adjacent common space by revealing the internal complexities of the building’s program.

Museum / Event

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TYPE 3: PUSH / PULL

HOUSING: AGGREGATE UNITS Studio, summer 2007 Instructors: Alan Lewis, Scott Bernhard In collaboration with Alison Popper and Richard Brown This studio began with an analysis of Alvaro Siza’s Malagueira housing project and the notion of continuity that the viaduct provides. The design project began at the scale of the single unit, from which three variations were derived, later to be aggregated in rows and connected by a public infrastructure in the form of a terraced landscape and sheltered space overlooking the river. The three unit types are derivations from the linear and exible spatial arrangement of the shotgun house, each with an internal courtyard serving as a transition between living and sleeping spaces. The tight striation of the site allows for a formal continuity with the surrounding long lot blocks while achieving a higher density of living along the river.

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PERSPECTIVE FROM COMMON LANDSCAPE, TOWARDS RIVER

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Site

The existing arpent system of land parcelization along river’s edge is amplified in a speculative extension of the project.

HIGH DENSITY ON THE HIGH GROUND

Studio, spring 2006 Instructor: Thaddeus Zarse An adaptive megastructure extending, bifurcating and bending along the high ground of the Mississippi River. Linear residential blocks with individual logics are stacked in section, exploring the dynamic of the elevated space between the two and the larger exterior spaces defined in plan.

EXTEND band parallel to river

BEND bands to frame exterior spaces

BIFURCATE into two bands; extend into city fabric.

PROJECT bands to define corridor to the river

SPLIT band to allow public access to the river

PROJECT band towards river, connecting at elevated level


Series of perspective vignettes

ELEVATED one-bedroom apartments EMBEDDED two-bedroom apartments ARTICULATED ground plane rising towards the oodwall with parking below

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ITHACA HOTEL SIGHT LINES Studio, fall 2005 (at Cornell) Instructor: Dana Cupkova-Meyer The program calls for a hotel on a corner lot near the south entrance to Cornell’s campus. The proposal explores plug-in modules for living as a means of accommodating the high-frequency traveller. Sight lines between sidewalk and writing desk within the module determine a varied array of sill heights across the facade, maintaining a consistent visual relationship as one moves up the hill. A spiral array of oor plates allows the visitor to ascend from ground level to the sleeping pods above, or down to the restaurant below.


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Data citations Oil and Gas Wells: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, 2007 Platforms: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 2007


FABRICATION SOUND ECOLOGIES, 2009 iLOUNGE, 2012 PATTERNING, 2008


SOUND ECOLOGIES Installation, 2009 A fabricated landscape of cones finds its origins in the ambient sounds of New Orleans. The site specific installation emphasizes the transformation of invisible sound bands and frequencies into an atmospheric landscape of 700 CNC milled acrylic plates, folded to create cylindrical cells snapped together with 10,000 rivets. Sounds augment the dimension of public space, linking geography with human activity. Our installation offers new spatial possibilities as sound acts as a generator for transforming matter into a complex spatial topography otherwise invisible to the eye. Light and shadow are at play as one’s eyes blur the registration of the individual cellular elements against the rich visual experience of their aggregated field.


Design, fabrication and installation was pursued as a component of an advanced digital media course at TSA under the instruction of professors Victor Jones and Marcella del Signore, spring 2009. Team: Daniel Kautz, Luis Quinones, Jill Godfrey, Michael Keller, Culum Osborne, William Sandlass, Lorrie Tumilson, Devin Michel.

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iLOUNGE INSTANT, INTERIM, INTERACTIVE Installation, spring 2012 Northern Sparks, Minneapolis and ZERO1 Biennale, San Jose Marcella Del Signore and Mona El Khafif Member of the design research and prototype fabrication team with Christopher Cox, Noah Conlay, Matthew Decotis, Jill Godfrey, Daniel Kautz, Will Rosenthal and David Merlin. Project was designed and fabricated under the leadership of Marcella Del Signore and Mona El Khafif. Fabrication Team: Matt Decotiis, Amir Afifi, Kevin Taylor, Cesar Lopez, Zachary Moore Media: David Gastaneta, Mark Campos, Cesar Lopez With additional support from: Tulane School of Architecture Dean’s Funds for Excellence, Matarozzi & Pelsinger, and Regione Umbria


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PATTERNING Digital Fabrication, 2008 Instructor: Ammar Eloueni This project was pursued as a component of an advanced digital media course at TSA. Field organization was explored across twodimensional surfaces. Within a template of cuts, etches and folds each cut folds and notches into an adjacent module. The directionality of these one-to-one operations results in a material tension that bends the surface to define an overall form. Using this model a visual reference we designed a primitive unit in Softimage XSI and defined rules of aggregation. The aggregate form was then put through a set of animation operations that allowed for a space between and underneath the surface to appear. The final phase of the exercise involved the creation of 3D printed models (not shown).

PAPER MODEL TEMPLATE: CUT, ETCH, FOLD

DIGITAL MODEL: PRIMITIVE UNIT + GROUP

DIGITAL SURFACE OPERATIONS


Data citations Urban Areas, United States Census, 2006 Active Lease Boundaries: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 2007


RESEARCH HYDROPHILIC BASINs, 2011 A.M.I.A.C.T., 2008 - 2009 URBAN BUILD Local / Global, 2008 INFRASTRUCTURAL LANDSCAPES, 2009 ST. CLAUDE STRIPS, 2008 THESIS: SYNTHETIC URBANISM, 2009


HYDROPHILIC BASINS DRYLANDS DESIGN COMPETITION Ideas competition, Arid Lands Institute, fall 2011 In collaboration with Tim Dumatrait, Cristina Ungureanu, Christian Rodriguez, Katie Rodriguez

The competition calls for responsive, variable, localized, and low-carbon alternatives to energy-intensive, 20th-century centralized water engineering solutions in the American West (west of the 100th parallel). Issues: Energy / Water Nexus: the co-dependence between water distribution and energy generation Scarcity & Variability: the prolongued extent of droughts and the increased intensity of floods Localized Resources: converting local liabilties such as storm water and waste water to assets Social Equity: the promotion of an active and participatory civic engagement by citizen-users Our proposal is conceived as a reterritorialization of the American West. Initial research led us to produce a series of maps that visualize the extension of urban territories across their respective watersheds, aquifers, biomes and political extents. We then chose a site defined by the overlay of the Colorado watershed, Basin and Range aquifer and Sonoran Desert biome as a paradigmatic example of the energy-intensive water engineering solutions the competition calls into question. Spanning across this site is the Central Arizona Project, a 336 mile long diversion canal distributing Colorado River water to 80% of Arizona’s residents, the largest consumer of energy in the state. We continued to scale down according to watershed, soil typology and hypsography extents, eventually defining an eight-watershed region that envelops the Phoenix basin condition. The problem of limited water availability is primarily framed as a problem of water storage. We focused on augmented aquifer storage as a more efficient strategy to open reservoir storage, considering the loss of water to evaporation and the stratifying affect dams have on river ecosystems. The project takes a sectional understanding of moisture absorption through granular soil, increases the scale and applies it laterally across the alluvial basin. Urban program is distributed across this field according to it’s relationship to the speed of water flow in the event of a flood and the scale of lateral spread required for groundwater recharge, with the idea that energy production and water distribution will no longer be out of sight, out of mind, now perceived as organizational systems that better orient the urban dweller to their extended territories. Inherent to our proposal is a transition away from the homogenous, expansive mega-grid that currently defines Phoenix towards a city fabric that’s more responsive to the underlying hydrological field. How may the recognition of this field affect the scale, rhythm and orientation of urban spaces, and how may the form of the city in turn augment the hydrological field to better distribute and store water in a less energy-intensive and lighter manner.


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THE POSITIONING MAP is to be understood as a precursor to zoning, growth projections, land use planning and architecture, a scalable model that presents an alternative image to expansive and hierarchial growth projection maps by defining a new urban territory and exchanging parameters within. The next phase of the investigation is to explore the spatial implications in urban form that the generative diagram creates while simultaneously exploring specific hydrophilic strategies across the surface of the alluvial basin.

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POSITIONING MAP Scale: 1�=30mi.

20th CENTURY CITY Existing growth projections promote expansion outwards from the nucleus of the city

HYPSOGRAPHY The relatively low-slope surface of the alluvial basin is used to determine the urban extents

BASIN EXTENTS A correlation is acknowledged between the alluvial basin extents and aquifer extents.

SLOPE SIMULATION Direction and speed is determined through an algorithmic slope simulation across the basin.

GRANULARITY Program is applied across a range of densities and scales, considering density, scale and speed.

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Material composition: Glass, Brick & Metal Panel

Narrative elements: Paths, Voids & Screens

1900 1940s - 1960s Morphology of the Treme grid

A.M.I.A.C.T. ALLISON MONTANA INSTUTUTE OF ART, CULTURE AND TRADITION Publication, 2008-2009 Tulane City Center, with Irene Keil, Daniel Kautz and Greg Barton Project definition report and architectural proposal completed under the leadership of Irene Keil, through partnership with a local non-profit group, Faces of Culture. Research was done on a proposed site, its greater context in the Treme neighborhood and on the street-based groups that are to be the focus of the new Institute.

Generative sequence of the screen pattern

Aerial view overlay

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Historical overlay map: places of social signiďŹ cance

Four variations on the Treme neighboorhood boundary

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URBANbuild Local / Global Research and Publication team member, spring 2008. Ila Berman and Mona El KhaďŹ f, URBANbuild: Local Global (San Francisco: William Stout, 2009) www.urbanbuild.net Conducted urban research and anaylsis positioning New Orleans within a matrix of global cities in terms of housing density and city morphology. Student work and graphic design lead in the URBANbuild: Macro studio Portable + Mobile InďŹ ll..

City density analysis


Precedent Analysis LOT-EK

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PORTABLE + MOBILE INFILL Studio, fall 2008 Instructor: Mona El-Khafif This macro-scale Urban Build studio explored the integration of portable living units and mobile urban devices into the neighborhood fabric of Central City, New Orleans, a historic working class neighborhood that’s suffered blight since the 1960s. The neutral ground of MLK Blvd. was identified as a space with the potential to accommodate a range of temporary or portable units for event, exchange and play. The neutral ground is coded according to local site conditions and programmed with a range of uses. The metering of exisitng oak trees is maintained while a continuous infrastructural spine provides power, utilities and a common path to access a range of future uses.


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D o nau I sland

Don au City

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Wah l e n Park

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INFRASTRUCTURAL LANDSCAPES The role of infrastructure in the urban morphology of Vienna + an index of contemporary strategies The following text appeared on the lecture poster: Topographic manipulation and infrastructural layering can be exercised across a relatively flat city. A problem zone can be understood as a heterotope of unique conditions that do not need to be erased. Beginning with the redevelopment of the Danube River and Gürtelbahn, Vienna’s varied ambiances are explored and projects are analyzed in an effort to understand how diverse place-specific strategies can integrate infrastructure into the public domain. From its early beginnings, the highly fluctuating fluvial landscape of the Danube River has influenced the urban morphology of Vienna. The city has alternated between turning towards and away from its often threatening river. A flood control project initiated in 1969 has allowed Vienna to again approach its river and define itself as the waterfront location it is today. The project divides the Danube across the length of Vienna, serving as a datum for new city development and providing a soft edge between city fabric, water and new recreational landscapes.

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Formerly a closed, mono-centric city, Vienna expanded according to a concentric zone model which can still be read in it’s contemporary condition. The Gürtel, designed by Otto Wagner, was constucted in 1898 as a partially raised mass-transit line following the trace of the outer city walls. Through time the arched armature became a hard edge condition characterised by heavy automobile traffic and illicit activities, now the focus of redevelopment plans for the city’s 16th district. Avoiding a complete restructuring of the landscape, Viennese architect Silja Tillner has taken part in the redevelopment of the Gürtel arches through subtle infill and landscape measures that has reimagined the zone as a place for youth culture. The projects are investigated in order to understand ways that a functional necessity such as flood protection or mass transportation can become a commodity for varied users and activities in a city. Following a focus in Vienna, infrastructures and their respective public potentials are analyzed and catalogued in St. Gallen, Winterthur, Neu Oerlikon and Bern, Switzerland. Presented April 15th, 2009 at the Tulane School of Architecture. Special thanks to Mona El Khafif. Scott Bernhard and the John Williams Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship for their generous support.


A layered network of louvers helps deďŹ ne spaces for circulation

The ground plane is constructed as a system of hard and soft surfaces that designate a wide variety of spaces for surface planting, raised planting, public appropriation and play.

ST. CLAUDE STRIPS Studio, fall 2008 Instructor: Cordula Roser-Gray The studio was conceived as a testing ground of ideas to be further developed in the following thesis semester. A farming network is deployed across a six block area straddling St. Claude Avenue. Hybrid programming, as understood through Tschumi’s Manhatten Transcripts and related texts, is explored through the integration of spaces supporting the productive phases in the urban farming process as well as various public oriented programs. The neutral ground is seen as a medium of exchange between the neighborhoods on either side, as the space of each lot is extended into the street as a series of strips that facilitate pedestrian crossing.

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SYNTHETIC URBANISM LIMINAL SPACE AT THE WATER’S EDGE: A LANDSCAPE PROPOSAL AT THE INDUSTRIAL CANAL Master of Architecture Thesis, 2009 Adviser: Cordula Roser-Gray The thesis explores field-organization and landscape design as a medium to engender porosity across mono-functional edge conditions in the contemporary city. The place-based Situationist strategies of détournement and dérive are understood in the context of landscape urbanism and re-interpreted through the strategies of spatial and programmatic hybridity and the indexing and amplification of site conditions and processes. Textual and precedent research explore dialectics of adaptability and stasis, natural and artificial, thresholds and boundaries in urban theory and the affects augmented natural processes may have on urban space. Site location map New Orleans, LA

Controversial plans exist to replace the existing Inner Harbor Navigation Canal lock, adjacent to the St. Claude Avenue crossing, with a higher capacity lock further up the canal. This project places itself in the scenario that these plans follow through ask asks the question of how such a site could be re-conditioned in a multi-dimensional way in the pursuit of the city as a continuous plane of occupation. Formerly a hard edge condition, the upriver bank of the canal is reinterpreted as a liminal zone that interfaces with the urban condition on one edge and the canal on the other. A series of slips along an inflected edge of the inlet are designed to allow for the gradual accumulation of sediment, avoiding more costly sediment accumulation at the mouth of the new lock. The field defined by the inflection is extended up the canal and banded into the existing urban fabric to allow for a multiplicity of processes, events, exchange and play to occur in proximal relationships across an open-ended system. Varied ambiences and spatial possibilities resulting from the rising and lowering of river water levels within the slips are visualized in a series of experiential perspectives.

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Event space

Slip infrastructure

Criticism: the jury suggested extending or relocating the infrastructure further up the canal where it may perform as a seive between the canal and an adjacent wetland, two otherwise fragmented bodies of water, and exploring the extreme spatial effects of a public space positioned as a mediator between.

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ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW Fluctuating water levels have an amplified affect on a bounded space, where the sky and the plane of water are framed by concrete walls on three sides. Traces of past water levels are visible on the surrounding walls.

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URBAN STAGE A floating platform inserted within a slip suggests a setting for performances. Varied water levels result in a range of relationships between the seating and stage. River traffic, no longer obscured behind hard flood walls and inaccessible levees, becomes background to the new social space.

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INDUSTRIAL CANAL A series of devices are embedded at regular intervals across the ďŹ eld to serve as infrastructure for anchorage, lighting, and to display an index of uctuating water levels across the spine.

SPILLWAY SUGAR Banded gardening utilizes nutrient rich sediment collected from the river. Topsoil is distributed from here throughout the 9th ward, a neighborhood prone to high levels of lead contamination.

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URBAN THRESHOLD Architectural form is primarily conceived as a framing device, establishing thresholds between slips and extending interior program into the existing but fragmented urban fabric.

CONTINUOUS SPINE A series of suspended pedestrian bridges link the end of one pier with the beginning of the next, allowing for a more dynamic network of paths along the waterfront than linear levee provides.

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Data citations Wetland Areas: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 2001 Hydrology Boundaries: TIGER, 2006


PROFESSIONAL LAMAR ADVERTISING, 2008-2010 825 GIROD STREET, 2012 OCHSNER NORTH CAMPUS, 2010-2012 1206 ARABELLA STREET, 2010 PROSPECT 1. WELCOME CENTER MODEL, 2009


LAMAR ADVERTISING 2008-2010 Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects Project Team: Steve Dumez, Tracy Lea, Thaddeus Zarse, Michael Keller, Mark Reynolds, Isaac Williams

Member of the competition team to gain the commission in 2008. Later developed the project from early schematic design through construction documents. The project is an adaptive re-use of a utilitarian building from the 1950s. A strategy of the void was pursued to help foster connections between floor levels and allow natural light into a relatively deep floor plate. Sections of floor plates were strategically removed to allow for a light court, large bleacher and entry corridor. Material notions of repeititon and banding were explored to achieve a greater continuity between interior and exterior.


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GIROD STREET DEVELOPMENT 2012 Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects Project Team: Steve Dumez, Jack Sawyer, Michael Keller, Sabeen Hasan, Alison Kass Member of the design team for the renoavation and addition of three apartments and an oďŹƒce space in the Warehouse District of New Orleans.


OCHSNER NORTH CAMPUS

OCHSNER NORTH CAMPUS PHASE II APRIL 21 2010 LANDSCAPE STRATEGIES

2010-2012 Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects Project Team: Jason Richards, Steve Dumez, Mark Ripple, Marty McElveen, Michael Keller

OVERALL

Member of the design team for a pedestian bridge and renovation of a 1950s era warehouse for use as a medical clinic. Landscape cut and fill strategies were explored along an adjacent highway to help orient pedestrian traffic across the campus.

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1206 ARABELLA 2010 Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects Designer: Steve Dumez Prepared construction documents for a renovation and addition to a historic centerhall shotgun house in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans for the Dumez family.


PROSPECT 1 WELCOME CENTER MODEL 2008 Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects Designers: Thaddeus Zarse, Steve Dumez Fabricated the model used for presentation purposes and coordination with the contractor. The welcome center was realized and utilized for the duration of the Prospect. 1 Art Beinnale in New Orleans, 2008 - 2009.

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CV EDUCATION

Tulane University School of Architecture (TSA), New Orleans, LA Master of Architecture, magna cum laude with Departmental Honors, 2009 Thesis: Synthetic Urbanism: Liminal Space at the Water’s Edge Cornell University School of Architecture, Ithaca, NY Visiting Scholar, fall 2005

AWARDS

John William Lawrence Memorial Medal for Design Excellence, TSA, 2009 Faculty Thesis Award, TSA, 2009 Travel Research Fellowship Recipient, TSA, 2008

TEACHING

Adjunct Lecturer, Tulane University School of Architecture Design Studio 1200, spring 2011. Studio coordinator: Tiffany Lin. The curriculum comprised three interrelated phases aimed at developing analytical and conceptual rigor through an emphasis on design process. Students first analyzed and recorded an object, reinterpreted its role as an organizational device through abstration, then translated the abstract spatial model into a programmable interior sequence within an urban infill site. Teaching Assistant, Tulane University School of Architecture Digital Media I & II, 2007-2009 Assisted professors Thaddeus Zarse, Marcella Del Signore & Victor Jones.

DESIGN PRACTICE

Eskew + Dumez + Ripple Architects, New Orleans, LA Intern Architect, spring 2008, 2009 Girod Street Residence, New Orleans, LA, 2012 Designer for a 17,000 sf residential renovation and addition. Schematic Design through Construction Documents Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, 2011 Designer and BIM Manager for a 168,000 sf renovation and addition. Developed and coordinated BIM model with partner architect and consultants. Construction Documents. Ochsner North Campus, Jefferson, LA, 2010 - 2011 Designer for a 72,000 sf medical clinic and pedestrian bridge. Schematic Design through Contract Administation. Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge, LA, 2008 - 2010 Designer for a 68,000 sf office building renovation and addition. Design Competition through Construction Documents. Tulane City Center (TCC), New Orleans, LA Intern, 2008 - 2009. Director: Scott Bernhard. Enaged in a series of urban research projects fostered through community partnerships in New Orleans which were then applied in the form of publications, fund raising booklets and presentations.


PUBLICATIONS

Allison Montana Instutute of Art, Culture and Tradition Primer (TCC, 2010) Produced a project definition report through partnership with a local non-profit group, Faces of Culture. Research was done on a proposed site, its greater context in the Treme neighborhood and on the street-based group actors, the focus of the new Institute. A preliminary architectural proposal was included. Under the leadership of Irene Keil. Ila Berman and Mona El Khafif, URBANbuild: Local Global (San Francisco: William Stout, 2009) www.urbanbuild.net Research and Publication team member, spring 2008. Conducted urban research and anaylsis positioning New Orleans within a matrix of global cities in terms of housing density and morphology. Student work and graphic design lead in the URBANbuild: Macro studio Portabile + Mobile Infill. Ellen Weiss, Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee (Montgomery: NewSouth, 2011) Developed a series of maps depicting the spatial development of Tuskegee’s campus. Michael Crosby, Green House Manual: North America. A Bioclimatic Design Analysis (TCC, 2011). Conducted research on a series of renowned single family house designs from the mid 20th century. Produced projective drawings and indexed passive design strategies.

EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

iLounge: Instant, Interim, Interactive Exhibited at the ZERO 1 Biennale, San Jose, spring 2012 Material research and fabrication team member for the prototype model. Under the leadership of Mona El Khafif of CCA and Marcella del Signore of TSA. Drylands Design Competition: Retrofitting the American West Submitted a design proposal with colleagues that was selected for exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, CA, fall 2012. Sound Ecologies Exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, spring 2009 Material research and fabrication team member under the leadership of Marcella del Signore and Victor Jones. Provocations: Tulane School of Architecture Thesis Projects Exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, spring 2009 Infrastructural Landscapes: Urban Morphology of Vienna Presented at the Tulane School of Architecture, spring 2009 John William Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship Recipient Salvage: Focus the Nation Exhibited at the Lavin Berwick Center, Tulane and Canal Place, 2008. Furniture installation utilizing salvaged material. Project funded through the Tulane City Center under the leadership of Carey Clouse.

COMMUNITY

REthink NOLA Schools, 2011. Volunteer teaching assistant under Garrett Jacobs. Students submitted a design to the School of the Future Competition. CANstruction AIA New Orleans, 2010. Volunteer coordinator & team leader.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Grasshopper, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Design Suite, Quantum GIS, Arc GIS


Baton Rouge

New Orleans



Portfolio: Michael Keller