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ARCHITECTURE. DESIGN. MORGAN WILLIAMS.


morgan williams

[education] Oklahoma State University

[personal skills] Communication Teamwork Model Building Sketching Hand Drafting

[technical skills]

Contact info: morgan.williams@okstate.edu 405.812.5419

AutoCAD Revit Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Firework Microsoft Suite

I currently attend Oklahoma State University pursuing an undergraduate degree. Presently in my fifth I currently attend Oklahoma State University pursuing an undergraduate degree. Presently in my fifth year of the program; I will graduate in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and Minor in year of the program; I will graduate in May 2012 with Bachelor of Architecture degree with a Minor in ArchiArchitectural Studies: History and Theory. tectural Studies: History and Theory. Over the years I have supplemented my education outside the realm of academia with internships at Over the years I have supplemented my education outside the realm of academia with internships at architecture firms in Oklahoma and Texas. I firmly believe my internships have helped me grow as a designer, several architecture firms in Oklahoma and Texas. I firmly believe my internships have helped me grow as a an emerging professional and a person. I believe that my abilities would be an asset to any firm. I am a quick designer, an emerging professional and a person. I believe that my abilities would be an asset to any firm. I learner, attentive listener and a passionate designer. All I need is an opportunity to excel. am a quick learner, attentive listener and a passionate designer. All I need is an opportunity to excel.

BIOGRAPHY


MY COLLECTION ARCHITECTURE. DESIGN. MORGAN WILLIAMS.


collection. collection. collection.


hospitality residential mixed use _ residential / government mixed use _ education / science entertainment _ arts sketches _ journal photography _ gallery exhibitions process_study models

collection.


naked skin spa medicine park, ok.

lake lawtonka. lake lawtonka.

site.

elmerelmer thomas thomas lake. lake.

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The Naked Skin Spa facility serves as a path or beginning sequence to the The Naked Skin Spa facility serves as a pa guest beginning experience. The main to experie sequence to thegoal guest achieve thegoal journey is torelaxation Theon main they are achieve on the and healing. pulls themand away fromIt pulls t journey It is relaxation healing. their everyday lifetheir as well as the away from everyday lifebusias well as ness ofbusiness hotel getaways. It is located of hotel getaways. It is on located on southernedge edge of of Lake the southern Lake Lawtonka. Lawtonka.This spa space is that to beisfocused completely on This spa is a that space to be focused interior and removing outside distractions. I completely on the interior and removing to completely outsideorder distractions. In focus orderthe to minds com- of the g relaxation, you must out on the views pletelyon focus the minds of theshut guest distract them. relaxation, you must shut out the views that distract them.

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naked skin spa.


duck street

enior cohousing development stillwater, ok. senior cohousing dev. plan stillwater, ok.

site.

10th street

duncan street

9th street


The Stillwater Senior Cohousing site is located on the cusp of the suburban and urban fabric, thus leaving the site subject to the perfect question of...identity...this question became the catalyst for the foundation of this project.

This The project offers Senior a livingCohousing site i Stillwater community residents of Stillwater on the for cusp of the suburban and urba who thus are ages 60the and above. Senior leaving site subject to the perf tion of...identity...this question became Cohousing offers the most practical, alyst for and the foundation this for project. economical, interestingofway seniors to stay active and healthyThis project offers aand livingspiritucommunity emotionally, physically Stillwater whohome, are ages ally. dents This isofnot a nursing it is60 an Senior Cohousing offers the most a community. practical, economical, and interesting seniorsStillwater to stay active Downtown is and healthy - em physicallyaand spiritually. is not a experiencing renewal. ThisThis comhome, is a community. munity will itbridge the gap between

the urban and suburban environDowntown Stillwater is experiencing a ments. Creating an urban wall and This community will bridge the gap bet using the centrally located Comurban and suburban environments. Th mon ing House to visually an urban wall andconnect using thethe centrall inward substructure to the outward Common House to visually connect th structure, it will better t the contexsubstructure to thefioutward structure, tual elements of the surround combetter fit the contextual elements of th munity. surround community.

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The feeling of an inward culture is underlying foundation of the proje central greenway enables individu central space for interaciton and tion. The common house becom and life of the social environment ter Senior Cohousing project will lies, cultures, personalities and en

The Common House is meant to b between community and individu outlet between the residential and work of Stillwater. The house is a the middle of the common gree vast windows enable residents experience framed views from tw different environments.

The architecture of the street faç connect people to the street. Peop old are observing that rowhouses sensible solution to living in town an opportunity to own and maintai has a much smaller footprint on th environment literally and figurat are attracted to city life. Mature ad seeking a wide variety of social, and career opportunities; they als appreciate the opportunity to “age

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homeless assistance shelter okc, ok.

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Oklahoma City Homeless Assistance Shelter will serve as a transitional housing resource that caters specifically to homeless families. It’s downtown location will be extremely accessible for those who are seeking their services. Through the use of bridging the shelter units and the exterior communal spaces, the fusion of contextual and modern materials create a strong street presence replicating that of historic Bricktown. Three main elements that have been carefully chosen to help guide me through the process of design are: refuge, communication, and revitalization.

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Muelle Panamericano undertakes a transformation from an industrial site and traffic junction towards being the city’s cultural and social center. The terminal design has emerged out of the desire to extend the surrounding city onto the water and the practical needs for accessibility, safety and programmatic demand. The aquarium realizes the transition from land to water as a terraced landscape. Muelle Panamericano is a cruise ship terminal and aquarium complex nestled in the Bay of San Juan. One of the main challenges of this project was to connect Old San Juan and New San Juan architecturally, visually, and culturally. My objective is to make the Aquarium to stand as a sculptural piece. It is designed to hover over the land by structural supports and connect to the adjacent cruise terminal. With this connection in place it makes accommodations for a new public urban space. It seemlessly draws the urban space of Muelle Panamericano into the heart of the project via the waters edge and back toward the city of San Juan. Providing access to a number of important public spaces and programs; contributing to a dramatic entry sequence to the port facilities. This gives a unique experience to aquarium visitors, elevator visitors and city dwellers alike.

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Muelle Panamericano is a cruise sh terminal and aquarium complex ne Bay of San Juan. One of the main of this project was to connect Old Sa New San Juan architecturaly, visual culturally.

My objective is to make the Aquariu as a sculptural piece. It is designe over the land by structural support nect to the adjacent cruise termina connection in place it makes accom for a new public urban space. It draws the urban space of Muelle Pan into the heart of the project via the w and back toward the city of San Juan access to a number of important pu and programs; contributing to a dr try sequence to the port facilities. T unique experience to aquarium visi tor visitors and city dwellers alike.

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automotive museum guaynabo_san patricio, puerto rico san patricio auto. museum guaynabo, pr.

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San Patricio Plaza is a high end shopping center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The project objective was to produce a new master plan for the entire San Patricio area and to select one lot on the plan to design your assigned function. The master plan was created with an entire studio effort. One of the major points that is incorporated into the plan was the necessity to make it pedestrian dominant. All vehicular circulation was to be on the periphery of the site. Three points of sustainability had to be incorporated into the plan, such as, rain water collection, passive air ventilation, reclaimed materials, recycling, etc. I was assigned and automobile museum and Fiat 500 dealership. The program and cultural analysis were developed to explain how the design will impact the surrounding context. The exterior represented a “uni-body� facade. The sleek exterior has everything connected and flowing. The interior is smooth and luxurious with easy transitional points. The engine will be represented by the display spaces, which give the building purpose.

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sketches _ journaling


Sketches and journal entries represent a few of my architectural and cultural experiences abroad. I spent four weeks in France attending lectures and seminars on a personal exploration of Paris, Versailles, Provence, Gordes, Normandy, Lyon, Poissy, Le Mont-St-Michel, etc. Architecture needs to be experienced in order to imagine the greater possibilities. I moved to Rome, Italy. I spent 3 weeks exploring religious architecture as well as sculptures and mosaics of the great architects. Additionally, I travelled to Ostia Antica, Pompeii, Capri, Sorrento, Naples, Florence, etc. To finish up my European tour I traveled to England where I spent the remaining two weeks analyzing contemporary versus historic architecture. London was an extraordinary place to further my studies. Their urban fabric undulates between the old and the new flawlessly. This experience emphasized sketching, visual analysis, and cultural approaches to the design of cities and buildings.

sketches _ journaling.


sketches.


sketches.


journaling.


journaling.


journaling.


photography


“Photography is only a tool, a vehicle, for expressing or transmitting a passion in something else.� -David Hum Images I captured express the passion I felt for that scene, the object, or the moment in time. When others are viewing my work, they will known in part who I am as a person. Photographs are visual artwork. They take something ordinary and elevate it to a position of honor. Photography connects people through interests, locations, and cultures. It spans time and distance as a bridge between worlds. These photographs are taken from some of my favorite locations in Europe. These cultural experiences really triggered my thoughts of the architectural fabric. It brought design into a much larger picture, redefining beauty.

photography.


photography.


photography.


photography.


photography.


photography.


photography.


gallery exhibits


“Fill a space in a beautiful way.” -Georgia O’Keeffe Gallery shows are an integral component of design. Displaying your work takes a lot of confidence and passion. When your work is exhibited in a show, either solo or group, you’ve got to take full advantage of the opportunity. The sensation of suddenly being out of the studio and into the art world can be intimidating however, the knowledge you acquire talking about your project to the curious onlookers, critiquing staff and influential art communitarians in astounding.

gallery exhibits.


galleryexhibits. showings. gallery


gallery exhibits.


gallery exhibits.


gallery exhibits.


gallery exhibits.


process _ study models


Study models are necessary! We go through a meditative process in order to explore a thought. Sometimes it is just the expression of movement and color that leaves a lasting impression. When studying in a conceptual mode, anything can inform a study model. Whether a crumbled piece of paper, straws, cardboard, the flight path of a bird or just a simple piece of clay. The key is to look at your model with an inquisitive eye. There is truly nothing like the development of a simple idea as it transitions into a work of art.

process _ study models.


process _ study models.


process _ study models.


process _ study models.


thankthank you.you.


morgan.williams@okstate.edu _ 405.812.5419 _ 2732 Amesbury Lake Drive, Edmond, Ok. 73013


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