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Portfolio

Architecture Sampler

Maurice McDonald

1 Marshall st Apt 6H Irvington, NJ, 07111 973-634-5258 MauriceAmcDonald@gmail.com 0 MKM22@njit.edu


Programs Auto CAD Rhinoceros 3ds MAX Adobe: Photo shop, illustrator, InDesign sketch up

Education New Jersey Institute of Technology

(NJIT)-Newark, NJ

Bachelors of Architecture 2007- Present 5 year degree program


Table of Contents

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Battery Park, NYC Eco center

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James St._ Town House

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Artist in Residence (AIR) – Storm King Art Center

Masonry Competion:

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Jersey City boys & girls club

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High Line Park / Urban Nexus

Willson Ave School pre K-8

Photography & Sketches


Plans

Battery Park,NYC

A NYC Environmental Research and Education Center. With all the hype today about being GREEN, it is appropriate to explore the issues with design techniques that are environmentally-conscious.


Eco-center The design intent was to create a dynamic

building with the use of a rotational strategy. This strategy enhances the visitors progression throughout the building. In addition it highlights the public educational component which is a Living machine at the center.

Living Machines: a form of biological wastewater treatment designed to mimic the cleansing functions of wetlands.


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North East Elevation

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The High Line is a reclaimed railroad park that stretches 1.5 miles along Manhattan’s West Side, from the Meat packing District, up to 34th Street. The design intent is to create a connection form the plaza below the park that both complements the beauty of the highline and the elegant entrance to the Standard hotel. The stair simulates the idea of a connection being pulled from the earth and the resultant void is transformed into a reflecting pond for the plaza to enjoy.


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As an “infill” intervention on a site located on the South side of James Street, Newark. The project called for a mixed use single family dwelling that uses the “townhouse” as a building typology because of its historical roots in Newark. The design intent is to link the load bearing structural walls with the buildings circulation. This gives the opportunity to create large double/triple height spaces that enhances the experience inside. But it also serves as a means of separating the public and the private programmatic elements of the project, which are a professional office and a single family unit. Relationship: Structure and Circulation

Load bearing walls Public Vertical Circulation Private Vertical Circulation Linear Circulation

Rear Elevation

Front, James St. Elevation

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Shop space

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Modeling space

Drawing space

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Exterior exhibit Space

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Welcome hall

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Floor plan 1/8” = 1’0” Maurice McDonald

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Site Plan 1\8” =1’0” Maurice McDonald

Artist in Residence (AIR) The Storm King Art Center has been an inspirational context for artists and the public for over 30 years. With a focus on the relationship between sculpture and the natural landscape it has become an invaluable resource for education and creativity. This program will provide a place for invited artists to live at the Art Center for a period of time with complete access to the grounds.

North Elevation North Elevation Scale: 1/8”= 1’ 0” Maurice McDonald

Perspective and space

Change in Height

Change in Width

Change in Both


Program– Storm King Art Center The design intent is to create a structure that responds to the unique conditions of the site. By using the conceptual idea of treating the landscape as a fluid body of water. I was able to create a structure that both conforms and interacts to the contoured site. Perspective was another idea that came about with my visit. With this idea I created an interior that simulate this concept, and in the process produce a different feeling though ones progression throughout the building.

Section BB SEction BB Scale: 1/8”= 1’ 0” Maurice McDonald

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Wind data: - DEC, 0 - 8 MPH (SE) - MAR, 8 - 17 MPH (NE) -JUN, 7 - 12 MPH (SW) -SEP, 3-5 MPH ( SSE )

Annual Sun Trajectory Jun. 21 - Summer Solstice Dec. 21 - Winter Solstice

Temperature data: -Jan., Ave. High (35 0F) - Ave. Low (19 0F) -Feb., Ave. High (38 0F) - Ave. Low (20 0F) -Mar., Ave. High (48 0F) - Ave. Low (29 0F) -Apr., Ave High (60 0F) - Ave. Low (40 0F)

-May, Ave. High (71 0F) - Ave. Low (50 0F) -Jun., Ave. High (80 0F) - Ave. Low (59 0F) -Jul., Ave. High (85 0F) -Ave. Low (64 0F) -Aug., Ave. High (82 0F) - Ave. Low (63 0F)

-Sep., Ave. High (74 0F) - Ave. Low (55 0F) -Oct., Ave. High (62 0F) - Ave. Low (44 0F) -Nov., Ave. High (50 0F) - Ave. Low (35 0F) -Dec., Ave. High (40 0F) - Ave. Low (25 0F)

Section AA SEction AA Scale: 1/8”= 1’ 0” Maurice McDonald


Masonry Brick Jersey city, boys and girl club was created to reconnect the two sides of this site. The idea of views were instrumental in creating a tessellated landscape, that folds creating this community center.


Brick Rain screen Steel Lattice Glass Curtain wall

competition Jersey city, boys & Girls club The Project also consisted of a life size masonry build. The ideas of the use of a modular brick was tested. And as result our team created a project that was visually dynamic.


Willson Avenue

Interior learning street view 1

In a dense city such as Newark the need for new educational infrastructure to handle over-crowding of older facilities are becoming common. This school project testes our ability to relocate and merger the Willson Ave school into a community that is deeply routed in its Brazilian and Portuguese culture.

willson School

South Elevation 1/16” =1’0”

Interior learning street view 2


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B. Learning Street crossing green scape. Learning street

Introduction of protective walls.

Walls creates and protects green scape.

Walls create a moments for interaction L- Shape programing define space within the learning street. courtyards while maintaing essence of a wall.

Walls

Directionality of walls influence learning street.

Kids

Interaction

Interaction

A Link to both parks Idea of a learning street Corner is important because it links the park and the site via a crosswalk

The design intent is based on the concept of a learning Street, that gestures a connection to important nodes off the site . The interaction that happens within this school and, within the learning street are similar to the culturaly important Ferry street that provides vehicular transportation into the site. The Learning Street as a Educational tool provides a abundance a different learning nooks and experience. It also links the interior court yards created by the programmatic aragment of each grades.

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The Interaction created is more frequent because of the many bends in the street.

Kids

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School Pre K-8

Attributes of the learning streets changes by the push inwards.

Second floor Plan 1/16” =1’,0”

Third floor Plan 1/16” =1’,0”


Photography Throughout the years I have developed an interest for photography. I believe that each photo tells a story and with the aid of the camera I am able to capture that moment.


Sketches I have always been interested in the arts. Its a hobby and also a aid in my design process. With sketching I am able to exploring different forms.


Maurice McDonald

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