University of Kansas Master of Architecture, with dis nc on and honors ﬁve year program culmina ng in the equivalent of a master’s degree Master of Business Administra on
Haenglim Architecture & Engineering, Architecture Intern (Seoul, South Korea) use BIM so ware to create ﬂoor plans and schema c designs create and model design itera ons for university and military projects compile images and informa on for client review using graphics and presenta on so wares Second Life Studios, Design Intern (Kansas City, Missouri) design and digital modelling of chairs, tables, and various pieces of furniture for construc on document construc on details planning of programma c spaces concept design for client review Danish Ins tute for Study Abroad, Furniture Design Student (Copenhagen, Denmark) design wooden veneer furniture construct sheet metal and plywood molds hand cra original veneer chair design ("mi.ne chair") detail and photograph ﬁnal product analyze furniture and architecture in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark
2017.5 2018.5 2016.6 - 2016.12
2015.6 - 2016.8
2014.6 - 2014.7
Lawrence Legends, Director’s Assistant design logos and graphics for organiza on develop and implement recruitment strategies increase awareness of performance opportuni es assistant instructor for University Dance Company, House of Dragons, and various clinics Career Scholar Society, President (formerly Delta Epsilon Iota: career-focused honor society) organize and run leadership and general assembly mee ngs ﬁnd funding opportuni es educate members on ma ers related to career development American Ins tute for Architecture Students, KU chapter, ac ve member assist local en es with design problems iden fy and conceptually solve construc on and architecture issues develop and cri que por olios increase knowledge basis of design career opportuni es
2016.1 - present
2015.8 - 2016.5
2014.8 - 2016.5
Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator Modeling: Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino 3D/Grasshopper, Google Sketchup Others: Microso Oﬃce Excel, Word, Publisher basic carpentry skills speak and read basic Spanish and Korean Best Furniture Design, AIAS KU for "mi.ne chair" 2018 School of Business RESPECT Posi ve Code of Conduct Award spring 2014 and fall 2016 projects exhibited in school publica ons University Honors Program graduate University of Kansas Global Experience Program cer ﬁcate 3
chicago lyric opera house
asia internship program
chicago lyric opera house
Easing the transi on from the city to Navy Pier, the Chicago Lyric Opera juts out into Lake Michigan to create a landmark for the city. RedeďŹ ning the approach to opera, the house oďŹ€ers pedestrian entry through the back-of-house as well as a grand entry in front. With an aesthe c highly inďŹ‚uenced by construc vist design, the opera house takes pride in the clockwork-like back-of-house that is so crucial to the performance itself and so o en undermined. The spiralling lobby spaces give a 180-degree view of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan while se ng up the opera-goer for the asymmetrical auditorium that creates intrigue with its forms while simultaneously pu ng the focus on the performance. 9
The auditorium is designed to tell a diďŹ€erent story, to be an experience set apart from the rest of the building. The asymmetrical plan provides a variety of sea ng and entrance points, while also indica ng a connec on the asymmetrical space outside.
The space has been designed to provide op mal sound deﬂec on for acous c and vocal performance. A mixture of metal and metallic mesh make up most of the sound deﬂec ng surfaces and clouds. Metallic mesh surfaces are backed with alterna ng deﬂec ng and absorbing
auditorium reverbera on me: 1.45 seconds sound deﬂec on sightlines
surfaces. The layering eﬀect creates spaces for stage ligh ng, house ligh ng, and doorways. The eﬀect of these dark surfaces gives texture to the space, but always puts the focus on the colors and movements on the stage.
asia internship program
Partnered with a rich cultural experience, working at Haenglim provided insight into real world architecture. During my six months in Seoul, I worked with Haenglim Architects, providing a western approach to design while learning from those who had a diﬀerent perspec ve. Most of my me was spent working on the Gachon University campus, ﬁrst crea ng ﬂoor plans for the new dormitory, then working on facade design, discovering new ways to approach a set plan.
Studying abroad in Denmark gave me opportuni es and stories I could not have experienced anywhere else. The Furniture Design program at the Danish Ins tute for Study Abroad gave me an intellectual background in Danish furniture and yet s ll allowed me to design and create an original (and very non-Danish) chair.
In addi on to veneer furniture, I have also cra ed designs in solid wood, such as the coďŹ€ee table table below, made of cherry and ash, and the stool to the right, made of pine and ďŹ r, among other small projects like cu ng boards and jewelry. Material inves ga ons is a way of exploring adjacent possibili es: tempered hardboard, for example, is not generally thought of as a furniture construc on material. However, experiments with steambent hardboard produced strong and sculptural forms, as seen on the far right.
A short collection of works by Michelle Newcome ranging from fall 2015 to spring 2018