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MILO RIVERA

Woodbury University School of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture

ADDRESS

32785 Cathedral Canyon Drive | Cathedral City, CA 92234

TEL.

[760] 668-4256

EMAIL

Mil0Rivera@aim.com


[EDUCATION] Woodbury University School of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture May 2013 Studio GPA: 3.17 Thesis: Shade Structure, Aquatic Center: Space Frame Gradient

College of the Desert

College of the Desert Architecture Club [CODAC] Vice President College of the Desert Architecture Club [CODAC] Treasure Studied: Architecture, Art, Photography

Cathedral City High School 2007 Digital Arts and Technology Academy Program [DATA] Graduate Studied: Photography, Animation. Digital Imaging

[EXPERIENCE]

2009 - Present Freelance Drafting Client: Daveling Stallings Scope of work: Floor Plan Layout/Site Plan Drafted existing home for approval of Foster Parent Program 2009 - 2010

Woodbury University Lecture Series Committee

Poster Designer/Advertisement Coordinator Made posters in the preparation of Architect Kengo Kuma, Izaskun Chinchilla, And Nick Roberts

Workshops

Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhinoceros, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Vray/Maxwell, Grasshopper Each workshop was a cumulative 18 hours of hands on experience.

[SKILLS] [Computer 3D Modeling] AutoCAD

[4 years]

Rhinoceros 4.0

Revit

SketchUp 8

Illustrator

InDesign

Vray/Max

[4 years]

[4 years]

[5 years]

3D Studio Max [1 year]

Grasshopper

[2 years]

Photoshop

[7 years]

[4 years]

[1 year]

[Computer Graphics]

[3 years]

M.S Office

[+10 years]

Arc GIS

[2 years]

[LANGUAGE] [English] fluent, [Spanish] fluent


[CONTENTS] [Shade Structured] Aquatic Center, blurring the edge of strucuture and architecture. [Urban Renovation] Pixelating the social divider, a gradient through the city. [ACSA Structural steel competition] A readaptation of Woodbury San Diego Campus. xelpud

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[Row Housing] Rotating the row housing typology.

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[Similar, not Identical] Olymic Housing, blurring the existing edge. [Spanning the Landscape] Inspiration from an installation. SAN

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[Seeking Shade] Border Competition.

UNITED STATES

[Modulations in Structure] Catenary Installation. [Force Fields] Object to Field, the opportunistic neighbor installation.


[Modalities of Growth] Horseshoe Crab 3D Modeling. [Negotiated Space] The Invading Object. [Movement] Conceptial Mapping Collage.


[shade] [structured]

Shade Structure is an aquatic center, located in the heart of Cathedral City, CA. The shade structure is an attempt to mimic the definition of shade, a space frame that reacts to the lighting conditions needed in certain spaces. The project intervention aimed to create new ways to incoporate structure and architecture, fusing these two disciplines for a new type of interaction for the community and user.

Thesis Studio


[light and shade] Light is the primary means through which we experience our environment, our ability to perceive the world is incomprehensible without light and vision. LIGHT and our ability to see establish a world of depth, contrast, spaces, textures and atmosphere that we inhabit every day. Throughout our daily activities we have a need and desire to control our range of light from a dimmed intimate dinner setting, a shaded area for recreation, to a complete darkness to sleep, the quantitative aspect of light and shade correlates with the various program activities in different spaces. Light and SHADE and the gradients in between them can be used in conjunction with simple structural systems to explore their capacities.

solid stream

space frames

ruled surface

vapor

folded plates

[structure]

H2O STRUCTURE

shells In order to produce a responsive adaptable architecture you need to experiment with simple structural systems and their CAPACITIES, there should be a negotiation between structure, architecture and the( light/shade/spatial environment), to an intervention to a site specific project. Contemporary architecture should have structure EMBEDDED into each other in order to produce new forms of INTERACTIONS.

wet/dry

education

PROGRAM

quality

SHADE ATMOSPHERE

active passive

climate

PALM SPRINGS

[palm springs] Palm Springs has always been linked to an idea of pleasure, relaxation and fun. Along with having the an abundant concentration of mid-century modern architecture, palm springs has become a playground for experimental architecture now coined desert modernism. The use of glass, clean lines and use of indoor/outdoor spaces, has produced an atmosphere that reflects the intense climate. Palm Springs design philosophy should constantly be questioned and their assumed structural systems( cantilever/post war technologies) should be re-evaluated. Transitioning from desert modernism, into a new type of architecture. Since the 1920’s stars have used palm springs as an escape vacation from everyday work, and has ultimately become a desert playground for outdoor adventures, art and entertainment.

light

[water/wind/atmosphere] hollywoods playgound

fun, sun, relaxtion desert modernism

Water is a critical element in a desert climate, in Palm Springs it is revolved around the idea of cooling off, exercising and creating a type of atmosphere. Water has been associated as a way to stay cool, relax and have fun. The range of water varies from, misters at lunch, the everyday shower, to a dive in a swimming pool. The varieties of wet and dry activities directly correlate to the amount of wind and shade one would need. Wind shade is also critical to try and produce an atmosphere that is tolerable for everyone. The combination of shade, water, structure and site leads to an atmosphere that is optimal in a desert environment.


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textured

foyer

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hallway

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transition

controlled

Gradients of light

controlled

relaxing

shower

playing

misters

textured

swimming diving

Gradients of water diffused

[IMPROVE] MORE WATER MORE SHADE MORE CULTURE [RENEW] DIFFERENT WAYS OF OCCUPYING SPACE [RECLAIM] SPACE FOR NEW USES [PROVIDE] ARCHITECTURE THAT INNOVATES NEW WAYS OF INTERACTIONS


grainy, smooth, bumpy, sticky, velvety, spongy, hard, soft, fluffy, dry, wet, bouncy.

texture/screens

Since the 1920’s, visionary modernist architects have designed sleek, modern homes that have embraced the desert environment. The dramatic geographic surroundings of the Coachella Valley inspired a design aesthetic in the middle of the 20th Century now called Desert Modernism.`

desert modernism

Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been Hollywood's desert playground for celebrities to relax and escape from the rigors of hollywood. The legendary "Two-Hour Rule" of Hollywood studios put Palm Springs on the map as a perfect getaway. Actors under contract had to be available within two-hours from the studio just in case last minute film/photo shoots had to occur

hollywood/playground


[site analysis]

highway I-10

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Cathedral City, CA

solar pattern

wind

solar positions


[program dist.]

RANGE of SHADE

public/private

Gradients of everything between light and shade uncontrolled light/open

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outdoor

public

lobby showers spectators pool swimming diving restrooms

leisure laying out sauna shopping park gym

semi-public

water polo water aerobics water therapy

work offices thrift shop therapeutic exercise lounge mechanical/filtration lockers swimming aquarium

private

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controlled light/closed

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Light/Dark

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[shade exploration through models]

Gradient shade

Sharp shade

Diffused shade

Tesselation/System

System

System

Ruled Surface

Tensile Structure

Space Frame/ Trusses

Membrane, plate or shell type structures with much less thickness as compared to its other dimensions. They are referred to as ruled surfaces or shells. Ruled surfaces are structural shapes curved in two directions as Hyperbolic Parabola. They form part of a family of single layer shell structures (or double curved lattices) that cover long spans with a light-weight structural network, acting in tension or compression. They have lower cost due to reduced material mass. Quality smoothness complexity diffusion fluting tenting torquing lightness

Structural Syst.

Trusses are slender members arranged in a triangular pattern, truss members use less material to support a given load but require a lot more fabrication.Frames are composed of beams and columns connected together, there are three different types of frames, Brace frames moment resisting frames and steel frames-concrete frames.

Space open closed hybrid

Horizontal/Hyper-Curved Shell Cable structure Surface structure Conical/arch structure Space frames/trusses Tensile Membrane

Quality complexity torquing lightness rigid

Structural Syst. Horizontal/Hyper-Curved Shell Cable structure Surface structure Conical/arch structure Space frames/trusses Tensile Membrane

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Space open closed hybrid

Tensile membrane structures are most often used as roofs as they can economically and attractively span large distances. Membrane, plate or shell type structures with much less thickness as compared to its other dimensions.

Quality smoothness complexity diffusion tenting torquing lightness

Structural Syst. Horizontal/Hyper-Curved Shell Cable structure Surface structure Conical/arch structure Space frames/trusses Tensile Membrane

Space open closed hybrid


point of view/ context


The initialconcept of [shade] came from the 18+ years of living in this heat. Whenever you are out it is nice to find shade, and whenever you are hot, it would be nice to get wet. So an aquatic center along with a shade structure made sense. The concept of a shade structure can from the definition of shade it is very difficult to define and it has multiple layers of textures, shades and depth.

[Site plan]

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[LEGEND] [1] Lobby [2] Bar/Food [3] Restrooms/ Showers [4] Kids Pool [5] Filtration [6] Diving Pool [7] 50 Meter Pool [8] Visitors [9] Lounge [10] Community Pool [11] Lobby [12] Park

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The overall strategy for the design was developed through extensive research of the environmental aspects of the city, along with the existing site conditions. The process was a combination of hand, digital, and parametric modeling/drawing.


[Social Divider] La Calzada Independencia

GDL

AGUA AZUL | urban renovation

“Urban Renovation Agua Azul, Guadalajara”

Studio 4B Urbanism

The design strategy for the Guadalajara intervention came from a field trip to the center of Agua Azul, GDL. The city is filled with a such a diverse community, through research an obeservation it was evident that the zoning was mixed and there were car repair shops next to houses, markets next to schools and convenient stores next to hotels. As the population is moving outward the goal was to buffer the lines of GLD’s social divider and bring the population back into the heart of the city center. The intervention was to buffer this harsh transition through pixelation.


[City Map] Zone 1 [Centro]

Subdistrict 4

[Population] Population Growth

Population Displacement

[Social Divider] La Calzada Independencia


[Programatic Conditions] Hotel

Multi Dwelling Single Dwelling

[Land Marks]

Shops Market Commerce

Multi Dwelling Repair Shop

Teatro Diana

Multi Dwelling

Previously a movie theater that closed in 1995, the Teatro Diana was acquired by the UDG and remodeled. The 2,345 seat theater reopened in its current state in 2005.

Public State Library The city’s central state library. Built in 1959, it served as the main library. A 2005 design competition was held to design a new library. Construction of the new location began in 2010.

Condominio Guada lajara lajara, the Condominio Guada lajara was designed by Julio de la Pena Lomelin and con structed in 1963. It is used today for o ces and communi cations.

Built prior to 1960, this building was a housing project that has been abandoned. It is currently part of a redevelopment program. some because it was covered doned. [Need more info]

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Wal-Mart Opened 14 August 2002

IMSS Complex The Mexican Institute of Social Security provides medical care as well as social services. This facility was one of the agencies many facilities that houses both a medical clinic and community theater.

Tequila express train station The old central train station was used to bring people into Guada lajara until air and car travel became predominant. The station has been reopened as a tourist attraction that takes pas sengers on a tour to the tequila distilleries and showcase the history of mariachi and the rodeo.

Teatro Experimental and Park Entrance Built in 1991-92 by Ibanez Architects and owned by the Municipality of Guada lajara. -

Casa de las Artesenias The Casa de las Artesanías de Jalisco is a large museum-like store selling high-quality Jalisco handicrafts including pottery, glassware, jewelry, textiles and furniture. And there’s a small, free ceramics museum. Operated by the State of Jalisco as part of the Federal arts program


[Existing Site Plan]

[Existing/Proposed Landuse]

Central Mixed Use Public Space Mixed Neighborhood Public Services Special Facilities and Infrastructure Industrial Services Joint District

High Density Dwelling Green Space Commerce Public Services Plazas Mid Density Dwelling Low Density Dwelling Green Buffer

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[Program Distribution] Pixelated Zoning: Residential

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Commerce

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15% Commerce

30% Commerce

80% Residential

80% Public Services

30% Residential 30% Public Services


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[Unit Layout]

[Site Plan]


[Ground plan]

[Section A]

[General plan]


structures STUDIO studio | 3B Stan Bertheaud

The ACSA Structural steel competition is open design competition which the primary structural material of your structure should emphasizes steel construction. My inspiration came from Philip Johnson’s Glass House, the idea was to emulate the steel construction and the minimal use of it. The idea was to take the existing structures column grid and build on them. The building follows the existing buildings north-east wall and the south-west exterior wall, and slightly cantilevers over the sidewalk. The main structure is a column grid, and has operable glass panels, which fucntion as noise barriers and shading screens, which still allow ventilation to come through and can adapt throughout the seasons.


Program The existing building is Woodbzury University San Diego, currently it functions as purely as a satellite campus for the main campus in Los Angeles. This Campus’s program consists of Lecture Hall (1) Studios (3) Archive (1) Library (1) Computer Lab (1) Fabrication Lab (1) Administration (5) Woodshop (1) Steel Box Framing

Fourth Floor/Library

Office & Library/Computer Lab Skin/Third floor Admin. Off.

Student Lounge/Kitchen

Studio/ Second floor

Computer Lab & Capsule Hotel

Existing Bldg Removed Existing Bldg/ New Commercial Existing Bldg/Ground

Studio

Roof Garden/Plaza

Commercial & Gallery

exploded axon

exploded floor plans


gutter metal roof deck

operable windows

fourth floor

fixed window

Structural insulated panels

third floor

corrugated metal panels

concrete floor

2”x8” steel beam

roof joist second floor

8”CMU

footing

ground

wall section A

section perspective A


60’-0”

48’-0” 36’-0”

16’-0”


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existing building

L shape

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box diagram

Glass box

box

evolution of form

Glazing Connection

Steel Column

Glazing Pattern

Connection Detail

study models

framing detail


rowlittle housing italy, san diego The row housing project was a housing development for San Diego residents of Little Italy. It focused on the traditions of typical row housing, my approach took that typology and turned it on it’s side. The row homes are situated laterally for views, sun and ventilation.

HOUSE and HOUSING studio | 3A Todd Rinehart


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LEGEND 1. bedroom 2. living 3. dining 4. washer/dryer 5. bathroom 6. kitchen 7. entry 8. outdoor patio 9. mezzanine 10. driveway

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Site Plan

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Massing Diagram


Foundation Diagram

Parking /Circulation Diagram

Outdoor Space Diagram xelpud

first floor outdoor spaces second floor outdoor spaces

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Longitudinal Section C

Transverse Section B

Second floor unit 2

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HOUSE and HOUSING studio | 3A Todd Rinehart

athlete housing

similar. not identical Inversion Logic Using the diagrams from our site analysis we picked an area of interest to start designing housing for 132 olympic atheletes, the the concept for my design was to create a gradient between the existing landscape and the urban edge.


combined diagrams

site conditions existing infastructure

natural landscape existing fields

main roads

site plan


basement floor plan

ground floor plan

second floor plan


UNIT A

floor plan

UNIT B

UNIT B


west elevation

dorm room section


section a

section b

section c

section d


window models


spanning the landscape barrio logan, san diego FORM and SPACE studio | 2A Marcel Sanchez-Prieto

Located in Barrio Logan, the project was situated on a water front site. The existing site is a local park off of Crosby Street. The project is a community center intended to invite new ways of enjoying the San Diego bay. The projects program is a gallery space, screen room, bar/kitchen, lounge, boat storage, commercial retail, outdoor garden area, viewing plat forms, and a pier. The main driver in my project is to prolong the existing landscape into the bay, and have the bay extend into the existing park landscape. The idea was not to disturb the existing walkway and block the existing view of the bays shorefront. My main focus was to create a courtyard that would bring circulation through the building rather than blocking the bay’s view. My project starts on the second floor with the entry level being elevated it allowed for a continuous view and a prolongation of the existing park. From the entry you are able to maneuver through each space without disruption from other spaces. The idea was so that you couldget to each space from the entry and have no hassle. The courtyard space was intended to bring outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking and just enjoying the San Diego bay.

san diego bay

existing park


inspiration

On a previous project i worked with these panels that had directionality and repitition, the pattern was developed by folding these shapes to create a a wall panel.


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retail

boat storage retail

pier

gallery

courtyard

screen room

retail

workroom

entry

reception

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First floor plan

Second floor plan


viewing platform

bar/lounge

kitchen

Third floor plan

gallery

circulation


gallery

bar/lounge

entry

workroom/boat storage

Section perspective a


gallery

bar/lounge stairs

entry

gallery

screen room boat storage

Exploded axon

fourth floor 48’-0”

third floor 36’-0”

first floor 16’-0”

ground floor 0’-0”

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The seeking shade project was a 2 week competition that focused on building a new bridge in San Ysidro, San Diego, near the California, Mexico boarder. The purpose of the bridge is to connect the two countries and not only at a physical level but on a symbolic one as well. The strategy inplemented in my design was folding, The idea behind the project was to symbolize adaptation and co-habitation.

FORM and SPACE studio | 2A Marcel Sanchez-Prieto


transverse section

partial bridge plan


south elevation


summer sun

winter sun

ventilation

section perspective


modulations catenaryin STRUCTURE From a previous project we mapped out movement in the studio environment, this was then translated to a branching systems which i used the center points for the tension points in the catenary. I developed a module that could populate these points and expand.

plan

south-west-axonometric


front elevation

tension diagram

back elevation


force FIELDS installation

Object to field: the opportunistic neighbor

The installation project was an addition to the campus. We were able to add to the existing structure of the school or any part but not damage, the concept for this project was to create movement in the static open structure in our studio space.

Exploded Axon of Wood Panels


Axon of Existing Wall

Axon of Intervention

Exploded Axon of Intervention

Front Elevation


modalities of GROWTH horseshoe crab

The horseshoe crab was the first of many rhino modulations we needed to model, this assignment focused on the 3D modeling capabilites and the repetitive and movement of the living, non-living, and the natural.

FORM and SPACE studio | 2A Marcel Sanchez-Prieto


movement

Collective Sections in Front Elevation

Collective Sections in Floor Plan

Collective Sections in Axon


Evolution of Form I

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Exploded Axon

LEGEND 1. Head 2. Abdomen 3. Movable spine 4. Tail spine 5. Range of motion (tail) 6. Pivital axis (tail) 7. Abdomenal hinge 8. Compound eye 9. Five pairs of legs 10. Mouth

Movement Diagram


Water Movement Tail Movement

Analytical Drawing

Axon of Mass/Void


negotiated SPACE the invading object The invading object was an assingment that focused on the fifth facade; the roof. The concept was to have a roof that not only let the typical light ventilation aspects but to be able to direct you through the space. The roof is not only a roof idealogy was attempted in this project.


roof

structure

floor plan

studio

floor plan

exploded isometric of parts

section A


moveMENT conceptual mapping One of the first assignments was to take notation on how people or things move through space. I compiled a film trip and started overlaying movement paths and started mapping relationships and roads. The end result was a collapst immage of all the images and tried to diagram the sequence of movement.


sequence of studio space arrangment

branching movement

pathway mapping

leader mapping branching movement


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