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MARTIN MAJKRAK PORTFOLIO


TABLE OF CONTENTS 01.

ACADEMIC WORK

01.1

CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

01.2

GREAT LAKES EDUCATION CENTER

02.

PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

02.1

MCLEAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFICE

02.2

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR

02.3

HOTEL JULIAN

03. 03.1

PRODUCED WHILE TEACHING AT IIT TRAVEL NOTES - FREEHAND DRAWING


01. ACADEMIC WORK


CENOTAPH

FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

T

he path to the cenotaph extends from Chicago’s North Avenue beach into Lake Michigan. The serpentine path sharply turns the visitors’ steps southbound to confront them with the north facade of the cenotaph, which in contrast to the other facade is plain. The only openings are the tall, narrow crevasses which allow passage to the other side for just one person at a time. Here the individual visitors explore the cenotaph vertically through the central staircase, or walk to the south platform. The central staircase takes the visitors through several interior spaces, which offer framed views of the outside, but also look into themselves. The journey concludes at the the top level, where individuals reassemble. The south platform is circular, it does not have a direction or hierarchy. Here the visitors can look closely at the eroded south facade. While from the north the building appeared monumental, overwhelming, massive, the other elevation exposes its superficial nature, and shows the building’s more delicate character. The skyline of Chicago is intentionally concealed from the visitors’ view in order to be later revealed at the climax of their exploration of the monument. The spectacular view towards the skyline serves as a reminder of the community of people who built the city, and by extension the people who built this country on the principles of Jefferson.

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CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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SHAPES, SITE OVERVIEW


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CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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PRODUCED WITH LAILA SHANAB AT IIT

SITE MAP, SITE PLAN


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CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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PRODUCED WITH LAILA SHANAB AT IIT

ELEVATION, REDNERED PLAN


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CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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PRODUCED WITH LAILA SHANAB AT IIT

BUILDING SECTIONS, FLOOR PLANS


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CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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RENDERINGS OF CARDINAL FACADES


01.1

CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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RENDERINGS OF INTERIOR SPACES


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CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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SCALE MODEL, RENDERING


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CENOTAPH FOR THOMAS JEFFERSON

SPRING 2016

CHICAGO, IL


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SCALE MODEL


GREAT LAKES CENTER A

part of a network of institutions in cities along the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Education Center in Detroit seeks to spread the message of importance of preserving this priceless natural resource.The Detroit river, which connects lakes St. Clair and Erie, is recovering from its past industrial use through a variety of initiatives, including the Detroit Riverwalk. We chose to place the education center on the path of the Riverwalk to fuel the Riverwalk foot traffic into the Center. The rest of the project site is dedicated to restoring the native species of plants, with a bridge leaping over the gardens. The Center provides exhibition spaces, a library, an auditorium, and classrooms dedicated to conversations and research about the Great Lakes region and preservation. The main spaces of the building frame monumental views of Detroit river and Detroit city center, and seek to underline the desire for a harmonious coexistence of these natural and built habitats.

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GREAT LAKES EDUCATION CENTER

FALL 2014

DETROIT, MI


0029 SITE

RIVERWALK

CITY CENTER

PRODUCED WITH M SAKROUHI, V DIAS AT IIT

SITE, LANDSCAPE, CONCEPT MODEL


MAIN LEVEL FLOOR PLAN

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GREAT LAKES EDUCATION CENTER

FALL 2014

DETROIT, MI


0031 PRODUCED WITH M SAKROUHI, V DIAS AT IIT

MASSING, PLAN, SECTION PERSP.


01.2

GREAT LAKES EDUCATION CENTER

FALL 2014

DETROIT, MI


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MAIN SPACE, SCALE MODELS


01.2

GREAT LAKES EDUCATION CENTER

FALL 2014

DETROIT, MI


0035 PRODUCED WITH M SAKROUHI, V DIAS AT IIT

MODEL, OVERVIEW, AUDITORIUM


02. PRODUCED WHILE AT HIR


RSCH MPG


MCLEAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFICE A

n interior fitout for the spaces of a new wealth management office. The office was to accommodate up to 6 full time employees in private and open offices. The space is divided into front of the house with visitor seating and conference room, work areas with open workstations and private offices, and a closed service area. A dropped ceiling in the main space organizes the seating and open workstations. The backdrop of oak veneer panels gives the space a warm feel. and doubles as storage space. Geometric divider screens provide the open workstations a level of privacy, but make communication with the visitors possible. My role on the project was to produce test fits for the existing space, design and visualize the office, select finishes, configure furniture, communicate with the furniture dealerships, the contractor, and the client, and to create an art and accessory program for the finished space.

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MCLEAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFICE

COMPLETED AUG 2019

OAK BROOK, IL


0041 STORAGE

CR

KITCHENETTE

CR

CLOSET

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PRINT

IT CLOSET

OPEN WORKSTATIONS

RECEPTION

CONFERENCE ROOM

FINAL OFFICE FLOOR PLAN

SERVER / STORAGE 12'-3" X 5'-0" KITCHENETTE 13'-3" X 5'-5"

STORAGE 11'-8" X 5'-0"

ARTWORK

ARTWORK

KITCHENETTE / STORAGE / PRINT 17'-11" X 14'-5"

NOT IN CONTRACT CLOSET

NOT IN CONTRACT CLOSET

CREDENZA / REFRESHMENTS

STORAGE

STORAGE

SERVER

OFFICE 11'-11" X 20'-6"

PRINT

CREDENZA

OFFICE 11'-11" X 20'-6"

SOFFIT

ARRIVAL 16'-2" X 10'-11"

OFFICE 12'-8" X 10'-6"

MILLWORK FEATURE WALL

ARRIVAL 16'-2" X 14'-6"

GLASS PARTITION W/ PRIVACY FILM

MILLWORK FEATURE WALL

OPEN OFFICE 17'-11" X 9'-8"

CONFERENCE ROOM 19'-10" X 11'-0"

OFFICE 12'-8" X 10'-6"

HUDDLE 10'-8" X 14'-0" CONFERENCE ROOM 23'-11" X 15'-2"

OFFICE 9'-6" X 13'-2"

OFFICE 10'-4" X 14'-5"

OFFICE 12'-9" X 14'-0"

OFFICE 10'-4" X 14'-5"

Scale: N.T.S. Floor Plan - Option 2 06 August, 2018

Oak Brook, Illinois

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PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

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Scale: N.T.S. Test Fit

06 August, 2018

Oak Brook, Illinois

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1515 W 22ND STREET

© HIRSCH MPG, LLC 2018

Test Fit

1515 W 22ND STREET

© HIRSCH MPG, LLC 2018

Floor Plan - Option 1

OFFICE 9'-6" X 13'-2"

MATERIAL BOARD, PROCESS & FINAL PLANS

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MCLEAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFICE

COMPLETED AUG 2019

OAK BROOK, IL


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EXECUTIVE OFFICE PROCESS & FINAL


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MCLEAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT OFFICE

COMPLETED AUG 2019

OAK BROOK, IL


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ENTRY, WORKSTATIONS, CONFERENCE


HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR T

he two towers in River North in Chicago transformed a former decaying parking lot into an upscale residential tower, an office tower with its form generated by the curvature of the El line, and a new public space with a restaurant and a cafe. The RXBAR tower received the 2018 ALA President’s Award, and is currently the most expensive office tower in Chicago in per square foot cost. My involvement with both projects started during design development. I assisted with production of refinements of enclosure and interior spaces in plans and 3D models produced in AutoCAD and Sketchup. I worked closely with the interior designer on the production of interior design iterations and visualization materials, design presentations, and documentation of the design in permit and construction documents, partly produced in Revit. I also assisted in production of the marketing materials for the project.

02.2

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR

COMPLETED NOV 2017

CHICAGO, IL


0049 PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

FLOOR PLANS, PROJECT OVERVIEW


HUBBARD 221

02.2

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR

COMPLETED NOV 2017

CHICAGO, IL


0051 RENDERING COORDINATED WITH A THIRD-PARTY ILLUSTRATOR

PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

DETAILS, RENDERED VIEWS AT AMENITY


02.2

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR

COMPLETED NOV 2017

CHICAGO, IL


0053 RENDERING COORDINATED WITH A THIRD-PARTY ILLUSTRATOR

PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

MAILBOX DETAILS, LOBBY RENERING


02.2

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR

COMPLETED NOV 2017

CHICAGO, IL


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LOBBY, HUBBARD 221 OVERVIEW


RXBAR

AMENITY FLOOR WITH OUTDOOR DECK

TYPICAL FLOOR - PRIVATE OFFICES

02.2

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR

COMPLETED NOV 2017

CHICAGO, IL


0057 RENDERING COORDINATED WITH A THIRD-PARTY ILLUSTRATOR

PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

FLOOR PLANS, TYPICAL FLOOR VIEW


PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

02.2

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT VERSION

COMPLETED NOV 2017

CHICAGO, IL


0059 PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

AMENITY LEVEL DETAILS, PROGRESS VIEW


02.2

HUBBARD 221 & RXBAR

COMPLETED NOV 2017

CHICAGO, IL


0061 PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

NEW PUBLIC SPACE, RXBAR OVERVIEW


HOTEL JULIAN T

he original building designed by Marshall & Fox in 1911 sat vacant and in major disrepair after a failed redevelopment attempt. The design team at Hirsch MPG proposed a volume of different iterations of handling the existing structure, to transform it into a boutique 210 key hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The final solution proposed to restore the terracotta on the facade, create a new double-height entry portal, and add 4 additional floors. The design is tied together by the facets of the windows, which run down the Michigan Ave. facade. My role on the project was to work with the design team to produce 3D models and rendered scenes of the myriad explored iterations. I placed special attention on faithfully recreating the rich terracotta ornament from the original drawings. I also assisted in documenting the ornament partly in Revit, and later in producing a signage package for the finished building.

02.3

HOTEL JULIAN

COMPLETED AUG 2018

CHICAGO, IL


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TYPICAL FLOOR

PRODUCED WHILE AT HIRSCH MPG

TYPICAL NEW FLOOR

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ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, PLANS. 3D MODEL


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ITERATIONS IN RENDERINGS, ENTRY VIEW


02.3

HOTEL JULIAN

COMPLETED AUG 2018

CHICAGO, IL


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RESTORED TERRACOTTA, CARDINAL VIEW


03. PRODUCED WHILE TEACH


HING AT IIT


WINE CELLARS - HOLLABRUNN, AUSTRIA


TRAVEL NOTES T

eaching the Studies Abroad summer programs at IIT has allowed me to visit many buildings of significant historical value. Among others, I visited most built work by Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and other Modernists in Europe, brutalist buildings in former Jugoslavian countries, the Acropolis, Pantheon, and other buildings from antiquity, as well as buildings by contemporary architects, such as Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, O’Donnell & Tuomey, Peter Zumthor, and others. The class I teach, Analytical Freehand Drawing, teaches the students methods of visual representation and analysis of buildings through drawing in a variety of media. Here is a curated selection of my work that I completed in my travels. I enjoy working with ink pens, pencils, color pencils, soft pastels, charcoal, markers, watercolor, oil paint, and also collage and various combinations of the above mentioned media.

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TRAVEL NOTES - FREEHAND DRAWING

2017-2019

INTERNATIONAL


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BARCELONA PAVILION


03.1

TRAVEL NOTES - FREEHAND DRAWING

2017-2019

INTERNATIONAL


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ROMAN FORUM, PORT AUTHORITY


03.1

TRAVEL NOTES - FREEHAND DRAWING

2017-2019

INTERNATIONAL


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ACROPOLIS


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