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PORTFOLIO MICHAEL GREY SWARTZ Selected works 2016 - 2017


PORTFOLIO Michael Grey Swartz 931-896-5130 michaelswartz3@gmail


PROJECTS

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FITNESS

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CONCENTRIC ORDER PHASE I

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CONCENTRIC ORDER PHASE II

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ROOFTOP VENUE

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SCOPIUM

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STEEL CHAIR I

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BUTTERFLY FACIAL BRUSH

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FORMAL BRANDING

Fibonacci Lantern Spring 2017 5


FITNESS 180

NEW YORK, NY Fall 2017 6 weeks

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This project seeks to examine ways in which

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technology might augment the fitness center. Specifically with regards to optimizing the process of body transformation and maintenance to the highest possible degree. It is about looking into what arises when the activities of a fitness center are combined with the meticulousness and precision of a laboratory environment.

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Sprawling networks of data collection systems line the walls of isolated enclosures that collect various forms of data that are then used to improve every aspect of the body training process.

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USER OPTIMIZATION Tactile input panels scattered throughout the fitness center allow users to interface with the intelligence. Complex algorithms generate precise fitness routines based on members own goals and body type using a history of volunteered biological data.

INTEGRATED ASSISTANCE Optical sensors create a skeletal wireframe of each member and record every movement while operating in the fitness center. Display panels offer live feedback on correct range of motion and form.

PERPETUAL COLLECTION No data point is without value. Optical and spatial sensors log every minute biological detail of every user when inside the fitness center. This mass of information is used to create more accurate progression profiles, optimizing the effectiveness of directed workouts

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INTANGIBLE COMMODITY Anonymous data trends collected are made salable to outside companies. Commercial and scientific industries commission the fitness center to perform specific studies on members. Profits are used to heavily subsidize the price for individual use, making membership nearly free.

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Proposed structure wraps the NYC High Line, beckoning passersby to peer in. Indicated is the sectional line for the following drawing. 8


ANGLED WINDOW PANEL

HVAC OUTLET

RIGID INSULATION VAPOR BARRIER EXTERIOR CLADDING

FIRE SPRINKLER

CABLE TRAY

LINEAR LED LIGHTING

STRUCTURAL/DATA CONNECTION FOR EQUIPMENT

INTERIOR PANEL

SENSITIVE FLOOR PANEL

STEEL DECKING STEEL BEAM PRIMARY STEEL RIB FRAME SECONDARY JOIST

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Preliminary organizational plan drawings

Sketches became an essential tool for uid form-ďŹ nding. Care was taken to preserve qualities generated by hand when interpreting ideas to digital modeling. 10


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CONCENTRIC ORDER PHASE I CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Spring 2017 6 weeks

A large aviary and garden imagined for historic university campus becomes a gathering place for work and quiet contemplation. A spiraling pathway is suspended from a dendriform structure, allowing humans to occupy the same space as the birds. The arching petals are designed to collect water which is stored in a reservoir and redistributed to the surrounding gardens.

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Foliage is to be carefully selected to attract birds native to the area. Planters are placed intermittently throughout the concentric bench system to encourage avian interaction with human occupants. Some benches are paired with ďŹ xed desks to provide more utility to users. 16


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CONCENTRIC ORDER PHASE II CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Spring 2017 6 weeks

Palladian and Jeffersonian grammar inform the design logic of a new pavilion on the University of Virginia Lawn, the historic campus designed by Thomas Jefferson. Column rhythm from the nearby existing arcade is echoed in the structural grid of the proposed pavilion. Emphasis was placed on the experience by night, as the building becomes a lantern within the context of the 19th century brick pavilions lining the lawn perimeter.

Historic University of Virginia Lawn, terminated by the rotunda library to the North. Project site indicated in red.

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ROOFTOP VENUE CHICAGO, IL Fall 2016 4 weeks

This project is all about exploring and maximizing what surrounding context can offer a new intervention. A large monolithic wall of a parking garage becomes a media wall backdrop for an outdoor performance space. The architecture of a cafe frames the outdoor venue and provides seating on the roof. Ideas of privacy and upholding context are also explored, where a very explosive performance space resides behind a somewhat normative facade to interface with the public.

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SCOPIUM KNOXVILLE, TN Spring 2016 6 weeks

Mass is distorted to direct spaces toward desirable views while concealing some unpleasant surroundings, such as a nearby homeless community. The project is an addition to an existing fabrication lab for the University of Tennessee. Its primary space is a multi-functional auditorium, and also features a gallery and garden space. At night the form becomes an enigmatic device that projects light, enticing views from passersby, thereby advertising its institution.

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STEEL EEL CHAIR I INDEPENDENT ENDENT PROJECT December ber 2016 3 weekss

A Christmas tmas break at home became the perfect opportunity to design a build a chair for my apartment. A quick sketch turned into a rhino model from which measurements were used sed to create the final product. The body dy is 1/16” steel tube, welded and polished d to a reflective finish. Emphasis was placed on having a slender, angular stance in profile. e. Upholstery includes 2” high density foam mounted on particle board and wrapped d in faux leather.

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BUTTERFLY FACIAL BRUSH INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDIO Summer 2017 3 weeks

The red-bodied swallowtail buttery acts as formal and thematic inspiration for a battery powered facial cleansing brush. The project moved from a trial and analysis of existing products to a complete redesigning of the product. The ďŹ nal device interprets primary motifs from the insect to capture its elegance and beauty. The stance of the folded wing is combined with the sinuous structural quality of the antennae to create a mirror mounted stand that also acts as a drip catcher.

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FORMAL BRANDING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDIO Summer 2017 3 weeks

This project involved an in-depth analysis of the formal and aesthetic language of Ferrari automobiles in order to produce three promotional objects that properly demonstrated the brand identity of Ferrari. Many iterations were cycled and scrapped. All drawings were done with pen and marker on paper.

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RESUMÉ EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

UTK College of Architecture and Design

Bachelor of Architecture 2020 Candidate Current design GPA: 3.97 Overall GPA: 3.4 Industrial Design Minor Furniture design specialization

Exhibit Design Assistant August 2017 - Current Designed of advertisements for exhibits Assisted in exhibit ideation, design and installation for various clients

EXTRACURRICULARS ACHIEVEMENTS Cabin Design Selected For Further Study Fall 2015 Project chosen for further development by 4th year integrations studio

SKILLS

UTK CoAD Mentor Program Mentor Fall 2017 Advised incoming freshman Max Min Competition Competitor Spring 2015, Spring 2016 Annual local team design competition

Design & Modeling Rhino \ AutoCAD \ Revit \ Grasshopper \ Vray Graphic Design Photoshop \ Illustrator \ inDesign \ Revit DSLR photography Rapid Prototyping 3d Printing \ Laser Cutting \ CNC Routing

HOBBIES Athletics Weight Training \ Nutrition Management Arts Guitar (4 years) \ Pen & Ink Drawing 36

REFERENCES Diane Fox University of Tennessee Exhibit Design Principal, Senior Lecturer dfox7@utk.edu Thomas K. Davis University of Tennessee CoAD Professor tkdavis@utk.edu Mark Stanley University of Tennessee CoAD Lecturer, Adjunct Assistant Professor mark.stanley@utk.edu


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Michael Swartz Architecture and Design Portfolio 2016-2017  
Michael Swartz Architecture and Design Portfolio 2016-2017  
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