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
Bachelors of Architecture 2007- Present 5 year degree program
Table of Contents
Battery Park, NYC Eco center
James St._ Town House
Artist in Residence (AIR) â€“ Storm King Art Center
Jersey City boys & girls club
High Line Park / Urban Nexus
Willson Ave School pre K-8
Photography & Sketches
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.
North East Elevation
South East Elevation
The High Line is a reclaimed railroad park that stretches 1.5 miles along Manhattanâ€™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.
Section AA 1/32” = 1’0”
First Floor Plan 1/32” = 1’0”
Second Floor Plan 1/32” = 1’0”
Third Floor Plan 1/32” = 1’0”
Roof Plan 1/8” = 1’0”
Section BB 1/32” = 1’0”
re ear facade
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
Front, James St. Elevation
Exterior exhibit Space
Floor plan 1/8” = 1’0” Maurice McDonald
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
OLD PLEASANT HILL ROAD
286’ 287’ 288’
West Elevation Scale: 1/8”= 1’ 0” Maurice McDonald
310’ 315’ 320’
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.
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.
South Elevation 1/16” =1’0”
Interior learning street view 2
A B. C
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.
Directionality of walls influence learning street.
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.
Interior learning street view 3
First Floor Plan 1/16” =1’,0”
The Interaction created is more frequent because of the many bends in the street.
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.