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MEDHA SINGH E msingh117@gmail.com C 301.787.5814 A 2828 Broadway New York, NY 10036 W medhasingh.com


MEDHA SINGH E msingh117@gmail.com C 301.787.5814 A 2828 Broadway New York, NY 10036 W medhasingh.com

EDUCATION

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY / Pittsburgh, PA 08.2008 - 05.2013 Bachelor of Architecture, May 2013 American Institute of Architects School Medal + Certificate of Merit Cumulative QPA : 3.66, University + College Honors RICHARD MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL / Rockville, MD 08.2004 - 06.2008 Graduated from the International Baccalaureate Program, 2008 Cumulative QPA: 3.7, National Merit Scholar

SKILLS

WORK EXPERIENCE

ANALOG: Physical Modeling Hand Drafting Woodworking Hand Rendering

URBAN DESIGN BUILD STUDIO / Pittsburgh, PA 09.2011 - 06.2013 / Architecture Student BGC House Prototype + Southern Exposure / Director: John Folan

DIGITAL: Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop ArchiCAD AutoCAD Autodesk Ecotect Autodesk Revit Rhinoceros V-Ray Rendering

Collaborated on a prototype for a single-family home in Garfield, a low-income neighborhood in Pittsburgh, featuring an affordable, replicable and energy-efficient window wall system. Scripted the design using Grasshopper software and built it using standard construction techniques Designed and built a self-shading window-wall prototype to capitalize on Pittsburgh’s south-facing slopes. Prefabricated the system in an offsite construction facility and installed it in a building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus Worked on a design team with clients, general contractors, and engineering consultants

FABRICATION: 3-Axis CNC Mill Laser Engraving 3D Printer Vacuum Form

TAI + LEE ARCHITECTS / Pittsburgh, PA 06.2012 - 12.2012 / Architectural Intern

DESIGN COMPETITIONS

FOURTH YEAR DESIGN AWARDS Design Show + Travel Scholarship Opportunity / 04.11.2012 EPIC METALS SPONSORED BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION Third Place in collaboration / 01.17.2011 REFERENCES JOHN E. FOLAN / Pittsburgh, PA AIA, LEED AP BD+C Director, Urban Design Build Studio E jfolan@andrew.cmu.edu P 412.268.6260 YOKO TAI / Pittsburgh, PA Co-founder, Tai+Lee Architects E mail@taipluslee.com P 412.880.4020

• •

Developed construction drawings for a multi-family residential renovation, and a restaurant in a renovated historical building Used ArchiCad software to create bidding, construction, electrical, structural and mechanical drawing sets Helped coordinate drawings for pricing and permit sets for the contractor, the client, and consultants

DEARBORN STREET MARKET / Garfield, PA 09.2011 - 12.2011 / Architecture Student Issues of Practice / Director: John Folan • •

Collaborated on a marketplace plan for the 6% Initiative, a revitalization framework for Garfield envisioned by cityLabs, a Pittsburgh redevelopment organization Created a design for the street market, developed and mapped out a phasing strategy, outlined contracts between the architect, client and contractor, and estimated a budget of hard and soft costs

WEINCEK + ASSOCIATES / Gaithersburg, MD 05.2011 - 08.2011 / Architectural Intern • • •

Collaborated on designs for two multi-family residential renovations Used Autodesk Revit software to generate construction drawing sets for the contractor, the client, and consultants Worked on the project from design development through demolition and the beginning of new construction


MEDHA SINGH

UDBS SOUTHERN EXPOSURE / Spring 2013

E msingh117@gmail.com C 301.787.5814 A 2828 Broadway New York, NY 10036 W medhasingh.com

physical modeling

UDBS BGC PROTOTYPE / Fall 2011 - Fall 2012

hillcrest st shamrock way

rosetta st brown way

kincaid st jordan way

broad st alhambra way

dearborn st

woodworking

gem way

mathilda st millvale ave Site

winebiddle st

Buildings Recorded Vacant Lots Recorded Vacant Buildings

evaline st

pacific ave

atlantic ave

aiken ave

graham st fairmount st

Observed Vacant Lots Observed Vacant Buildings

URBAN LAB STUDIO: LIVE.WORKOUT PROGRAM / Fall 2012

15 M IN 25 M IN

PERSONAL TRAINER

line drawing

crane

ave

5 MIN 10 MI N

CURVES

AEROBICS

cape

10 MIN MIN

proximity to elementary school

20

y ave

ma

SPINNING

proximity to hiking/bike paths

pauli

PERSONAL TRAINER

ne ave

west liberty

broadway ave

ave

YOGA

DANCING

proximity to less dense portion of Broadway Ave

proximity to W Liberty Ave.

rendering / photomontage

ISSUES OF PRACTICE: DEARBORN STREET MARKET / Fall 2011 SIX PERCENT PLACE: INCENTIVE DEARBORN ST. MARKET

ARC48_550

timeline city lab owner the board owner’s lawyer vendors architect architect’s lawyer consultants contractor

market openning

contractor’s lawyer subcontractors

construction

initial design phase

conceptualization phase

digital fabrication

The time line represents the intensity of labor and coordination throughout the process of beginning and running the Dearborn Street Market. On the time line, significant milestone are emphasized where the phases of the project begin and continue. The second layer of information is in the amount of labor and intensity that each key player contributes during certain phases of the process. Overall, the complexity of the time line illustrates how the relationships between the key players and their roles in the process varies.

forming the board

IMP1.08

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: LOGISTICS

IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENTATION: LOGISTICS

IMP1.09


RE_VIEW

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Urban Design Build Studio . Spring 2013 Proof of Concept . Completed June 2013 Director: John Folan, In Collaboration with: D. Burdzy, P. Kim, and S. Rashid


RE_VIEW IS A PRE-FABRICATED WALL SYSTEM PROTOTYPE THAT AIMS TO OPTIMIZE PASSIVE THERMAL COMFORT, REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION, AND MAXIMIZE THE USER’S VIEW THROUGH EASILY REPLICABLE FABRICATION AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES.


VARYING TEMPERATURES WITHIN THE SPACE NO TEMPERATURE RETENTION OVERNIGHT

G TINNG C A TR URI DISRE D OON ERN GLA AFT NT ICIE F F E E CE- UR E SPA URNIT B F ULD WO EFUL US

UPPER WINDOWS NEVER OPENED

VIEW IS OPEN AND EXPANSIVE

MORE PRIVACY NEAR THE FLOOR

EXISTING SITE . SOLAR DECATHALON

THE FULL-SCALE PROTOTYPE FACADE SYSTEM WAS TO BE INSTALLED AT A SOLAR DECATHALON HOUSE AND CUSTOMIZED TO ADDRESS ITS CURRENT WINDOW ISSUES


REPLICABILITY

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PROJECT LIES IN ITS OBJECTIVES: REPLICABILITY, PERFORMANCE, AND FUNCTION.

EUREKA ! ! YOU WANT TO SHADE YOUR WINDOW BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO SPEND THE TIME DOING THE SOLAR PROJECTION.

The purpose of this prototype is to design and develop systems that can be used in new construction as well as retrofits in the Pittsburgh region. Cost, modularity, ease of construction, and selection of labor and material sources all influence the ability for the prototype to be replicated on other homes. + 3/4 +3/4 SEND IT ! Graphic by s.1/8Rashid YOU MEASURE:

1/8” FROM THE WINDOW FOR TOLERANCE 3/4” TO THE ROUGH OPENING 3/4” PAST THE ROUGH OPENING

SEND A CAD FILE OF THE PERIMITERS OF THE BOXES ARRANGED AS THEY WOULD SIT IN A WALL

PERFORMANCE

USE THE OUTER MEASUREMENT FOR CAD

SCRIPT

EUREKA ! !

1/8 + 3/4 +3/4

SEND IT !

YOU MEASURE:

YOU WANT TO SHADE YOUR WINDOW BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO SPEND THE TIME DOING THE SOLAR PROJECTION.

SEND A CAD FILE OF THE PERIMITERS OF THE BOXES ARRANGED AS THEY WOULD SIT IN A WALL

1/8” FROM THE WINDOW FOR TOLERANCE 3/4” TO THE ROUGH OPENING 3/4” PAST THE ROUGH OPENING USE THE OUTER MEASUREMENT FOR CAD

DRAWINGS

SCRIPT

USE THE SCRIPT TO OUTPUT DRAWINGS FOR FABRICATION

COMPLETION

CONSTRUCTION

4

WALL SECTION: CASEMENT WINDOW FABRICATION

SEND THE 3D MODEL GENERATED BY THE SCRIPT OUT TO BE DIGITALLY FABRICATED

SCALE: 1" = 1'0"

The protection and shading from harsh summer sun, while still taking advantage of winter solar gain is of extreme importance to the design. Collars are used to accomplish this and help to reduce heating and cooling loads for the users, saving on utility bills and maintaining a consistent level of comfort year round. In order to insulate the large expanses of glazing, insulated panel shutters are installed on the interior to be used to keep heat in or out overnight. Drawing by D. Burdzy.

3 WALL SECTION: FIXED WINDOW SCALE: 1" = 1'0"

awning window

FUNCTION

2

The ease of use and durability of all systems within the prototype greatly influence connections and material. Ergonomics come into play in order to maximize the comfort and ease of using all of the systems. Diagram by myself.

light shelf perforated collar benches shelving stair treads fixed window ventilation hatches casement window

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1'-5 3/4"

5'-5 1/4"

4'-11 3/4"

7'-1 3/4 "

5'-5 1/4"

4'-11 3/4"

H12A

H12B

V6

V3

1'-3 1/2 "

V1

V3

5" 7 1/4" H7

H13 H13 V2

H4 H13

V2

H15 H4

H7

H12A

1'-11 3/4"

ELEVATION

SECTION

H14

H14

COMPONENTS

1'-4 5/8"

1'-1 5/8"

1'-4 5/8"

1'-8 3/4"

1'-5 3/4" 1'-8 3/4"

5

FRAMING: BAY C

FLOOR PLAN

1

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'0"

ASSEMBLY

3F

FRAMING: BAY C

SC

N.T.S.

V1 V1 V1

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PLAN

BUILDING PLAN: 3'0" 4'-8 3/4" 4'-5 3/4"

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'0"

H1A V5

V1

H3B

V4

V3

H2

2'-11 3/4"

7'-1 3/4

2'-11 3/4"

"

5'-5 1/4"

V4

V3

H2

11 5/8"

1'-4"

1'-4"

5" 7 1/4"

FRAMING ELEVATION ELEVATION

V2

H5

H4

H6

H7

V2 H7 H3A H3A

COMPONENTS

1'-1 5/8"

FRAMING SECTION SECTION

COMPONENTS: EXPLODED AXO

FACADE CONSTRUCTION RE_View uses standard king + jack stud construction methods for ease of assembly. The frames were prefabricated in the UDBS facilities, including the insulation in the cavities as well as the exterior foam insulation, and brought to the site. On site, the panels are installed, then the facade is sealed with the metal skin application and the window installation. Plan drawings and model for framing axo byASSEMBLY myself. Framing drawings by D. Burdzy.

H5 H5 H5

10 1/8" 1'-2 1/2" 1'-2 1/2" 10 1/8"

PLAN

V2 H1

H2

H7 H7 H7

4'-11 3/4"

FRAMING PLAN

V2

H4

H4

11 5/8"

5'-2 3/4"

4'-8 3/4"

V2

H6

H5

H1A H1A H1A

1'-3 1/2

"

H4

1'-4 5/8"

V5

H3A

V1

1'-9 3/4"

1'-9 3/4"

H1B

BAY A V1: 2 V2: 5 V3: 2 V4: 2 V5: 2


SKIN The exterior cladding is made of shingled prefabricated steel panels, because they are durable and can be manufactured at a low cost.

SHADING Custom collars around the windows are designed using seasonal sun angles to help prevent glare and control thermal heat gain.


McKAMISH METALS We visited McKamish Metals during the plasma cutting and breakforming process of the collar fabrication, where some of the engineers explained the process and how to better design the collars for replication.

PLASMA CUTTING The material layout CAD drawings were converted to a file that links to the plasma cutter. The patterns are cut into the 22 gage sheet metal, then breakformed on a press break into the collar shape.


4

SECTION

1'-0"

B ELEV

SECTION

C ELEV

3/8" DIA. 2 5/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.)

83°

4 ELEVATION C SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

1 PLAN

1

PLAN

1 1/4"

1 1/4"

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

83° ELEVATION C

3

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

8 5/8" 1/4" 6°

2

AS3.00 (TYP.)

3/8" DIA. 2 5/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.) 5'-2 7/8"

1/4" DIA. 3/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.) 7 3/8" SPACING (TYP.)

2

ELEVATION B SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

1/2 (TYP (TYP " 3/8" .) .)

1 1/4"

5'-2 7/8"

1

1'-0"

1'-0" 3/8" DIA. 2 5/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.)

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

AS3.00 (TYP.)

83° SECTION B ELEV SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

5

AS3.00 (SIM. OPP. HAND)

65°

83° SECTION

1

1 1/4"

AS3.00 (TYP.)

1 1/4"

1'-10"

1 1/4"

5'-2 7/8"

5'-2 7/8"

A ELEV

2

5

3/8" DIA. 2 5/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.)

1 1/4"

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

AS3.00 (TYP.)

65°

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

ELEVATION A

3

1'-10"

1 1/4"

2

1 1/4"

5'-2 7/8"

1 1/4"

2

1/4" 8 5/8"

1 1/4"

AS3.00 (SIM. OPP. HAND)

1/2" 8 7/8"

5'-2 7/8"

1

The customized collars are designed in house: after running the script to determine the projection of the collars and their perforation patterns, I produced shop drawings for the collars. The shop drawings were sent to McKamish Metals, a steel fabrication facility 83° local to Pittsburgh, where the collars were fabricated ELEVATION A using 22-gage galvaized steel. SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0" 83° 4

3/8" DIA. 2 5/8" LONG 1'-10"SLOT (TYP.) 1 1/4"

C ELEV

3/8" DIA. 2 5/8" LONG 3/8" DIA. SLOT (TYP.) 2 5/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.)

COLLAR FABRICATION

AS3.00 (TYP.)

3

AS3.00 (TYP.)

1

AS3.00 (SIM. OPP. HAND)

1/2" 8 7/8"A ELEV

1 1/4"

AS3.00 (TYP.)

6° 8 5/8" 1/4"

83°

ELEVATION A SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

1" (TYP .)

1" BEVEL ON PERIMETER (TYP.)

8 5/8" 1/4" 6° 1

AS3.00 (SIM. OPP. HAND)

N.T.S.

N.T.S.

1

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

2 COLLAR B: VIEW A 2 COLLAR B: VIEW A N.T.S.

1 1/4" (TYP.)

R1 (TYP/8" .)

3/8" 5/8" (TYP.) (TYP.)

SECTION

2 5/8 (TYP " .)

B ELEV

ELEVATION A

N.T.S.

ALIGN PERFORATIONS TO FRONT EDGE OF COLLAR (TYP.)

PLAN

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

N.T.S.

2 PERFORATION DETAIL

LLAR B: TWO REQUIRED

A

3

1/2" 1/4" (TYP.)(TYP.)

1 SCREW HOLES

SCALE: 1:1

SCALE: 1:1

1 1/4"

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

1/2"

1 1/4"

B.L.

1/2"

1

3/8" DIA. 3/8" DIA. 22 5/8" 5/8"LONG LONG SLOT (TYP.) SLOT (TYP.)

11

B.L.

1

B.L.

1/2"

B.L.

1 1/4"

2

1/2"

D

ALL SLOTS ARE TO RUN VERTICALLY (TYP.)

2 COLLAR B: VIEW A

1'-10" COLLAR B: VIEW B 1'-10" COLLAR B: VIEW A 1'-10" N.T.S. N.T.S. 5'-2 7/8" 5'-2 7/8" CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL 6" 8" 6"1" 1" 1'-10" . EQ. 2"1" 6" 8" 6"1" Q. EQ. EQ. 2" EQ E . . Q E EQ . . Q EQ E . . EQ. . EQ. EQ 5'-2 7/8" 2" EQ. EQ 2" .EQ. EQ Q. EQ. 2"1" 6" 8" 6"1" 84° Q. EQ. EQ. E84° .L . B .L B LONG CL CL CL CL E . 84° 1/4" DIA. 3/8" LONG Q B.L. E 84° . Q B.L. 2" EQ. E SLOT (TYP.) 6" 8" 6"1" 1" . 2" Q . EQ..LE. NG (TYP.) 83° 7 3/8" SPACING BREAKLINE EQ. EQ. EQ BBREAKLINE . Q E 1/4"(TYP.) DIA. 83° 3/8" LONG . Q E . 84° B.L. 2" EQ 1 1 84° 3/8" DIA. (TYP.) B.L. SLOT 1/4" DIA. 3/8" LONG 3/8" DIA. 84° B.L. 2 5/8" LONG 2 5/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.) 7 3/8" SPACING (TYP.) 83° SLOT (TYP.) LAYOUT SLOT (TYP.) 7 3/8" SPACING (TYP.) 83° MATERIAL MATERIAL LAYOUT BREAKLINE SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0" 5'-2 7/8"

R1/8" (TYP.)

1 1/4"

3 COLLAR B: VIEW B 3 COLLAR B: VIEW B

1

AS3.00 (TYP.)

90°

3 COLLAR B: VIEW B N.T.S.

1 1/4"

1/2" 8 7/8"

3/4" (TYP .)

A ELEV

5'-2 7/8"

2

83°

1'-10"

1 1/4"

C ELEV

3/8" DIA. 2 5/8" LONG SLOT (TYP.)

84°

BREAKLINE

AS2.00 COLLAR B ASSEMBLY

1

MATERIAL LAYOUT SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

1 MATERIAL LAYOUT SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

AS2.0

COLLAR B ASS


VENTILATION HATCHES Ventilation hatches are designed in front of the large fixed windows, in order to provide an uninterrupted view while maintaining a flow of air across the zone where an office worker is seated. I took lead in the design of the handles and the sealing of the hatches with help from D. Burdzy in fabrication.

SHELVES + TREADS The bookshelves meet the angle of the wall, running the full length along the floor. The shelves serve as benches as well as treads to access the awning windows and shutters above. I took lead in design with help from D. Burdzy in fabrication.

INSULATED SHUTTERS

LIGHT SHELVES

Operable insulated shutters keep heat in or out overnight to reduce energy costs while allowing daytime views through large window panes. led by S. Rashid and P. Kim.

Shelves under the transom windows direct light into the center of the space to increase natural ambient lighting and reduce glare. Led by D. Burdzy with my help in fabrication.


FURNITURE Integral custom bookshelves fill unused space and double as seating. Handles, steps, and shelves were detailed for ease of use.


THE RE_VIEW SYSTEM IS MEANT TO BE REPLICATED THROUGHOUT PITTSBURGH IN NEW AND EXISTING HOMES. IT AIMS TO CAPITALIZE ON THE PANORAMIC VIEWS THAT PITTSBURGH SLOPES OFFER ITS RESIDENTS WHILE MAINTAINING THERMAL EFFICIENCY. RE_ VIEW IS A DETAIL STUDY TO TEST WINDOW WALL DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR PERFORMANCE, COST AND CONSTRUCTABILITY.

S

Steep Slopes STEEP SLOPES

Vacancies VACANCIES

H

T

O

Views and Vistas VIEWS + VISTAS

GARFIELD

SOUTHSIDE SLOPES

HAZELWOOD

OAKLAND

TROY HILL

GARFIELD

UPPER HILL

LOWER HILL

U

L


PROOF OF CONCEPT RE_View is meant to be replicated and can be customized for use in any orientation on a new or existing home. Window sizes and location are run through a digital script which creates a 3d model to be used to produce construction and fabrication drawings. Graphic by P. Kim.

SOLAR DECATHALON HOUSE EXISTING TRACO WALL SYSTEM

N SOLAR DECATHLON HOUSE EXISTING TRACO SYSTEM

NEW CONSTRUCTIO NO NATURAL SHAD

STANDARD PANELIZED FRAMING + WINDOW SYSTEM CUSTOMIZED METAL SHADING COLLARS

STANDARD PANELIZED FRAMING AND WINDOWS CUSTOMIZED METAL SHADING COLLARS

1. MONITOR PERFORMANCE 2. ADAPT TO FINDINGS 3. REPLICATE BASED ON PARAMETERS VIEW / NATURAL SHADING / LIGHTING NEEDS

1. MONITOR PERFORMANCE 2. ADAPT TO FINDINGS 3. REPLICATENEW BASED ON PARAMETERS CONSTRUCTION VIEW/NATURAL SHADING/LIGHTING NEEDS NO NATURAL SHADING

NEW CONSTRUCTION NO NATURAL SHADING

NEW CONSTRUCTION NO NATURAL SHADING NEW CONSTRUCTION NO NATURAL SHADING

RETR NATU NEW CONSTRUCTION SOUTHWESTERN VIEW BIAS

1. MONITOR PERFORMANCE 2. ADAPT TO FINDINGS NEW CONSTRUCTION 3. REPLICATE BASED ON PARAMETERS VIEW / NATURAL SHADING / LIGHTING NEEDS NO NATURAL SHADING 1. MONITOR PERFORMANCE 2. ADAPT TO FINDINGS 1. REPLICATE MONITOR PERFORMANCE 3. BASED ON PARAMETERS 2. ADAPT TO FINDINGS VIEW / NATURAL SHADING / LIGHTING NEEDS RMANCE 3. REPLICATE BASED ON PARAMETERS NGS VIEW / NATURAL SHADING / LIGHTING NEEDS ED ON PARAMETERS SHADING / LIGHTING NEEDS

RETROFIT APPLICATION EASTERN MORNING LIGHT BIAS RETROFIT APPLICATION RETROFIT APPLICATION EASTERN MORNING LIGHT BIAS RETROFIT APPLICATION EASTERN MORNING LIGHT EASTERN MORNING LIGHT BIAS

RETROFIT APPLICATION EASTERN MORNING LIGHT BIAS

RETROFIT APPLICATION NATURAL WESTERN SHADING

NEW CONSTRUCTION NEW CONSTRUCTION SOUTHWESTERN VIEW BIAS SOUTHWESTERN VIEW BIAS NEW CONSTRUCTION SOUTHWESTERN VIEW BIAS NEW CONSTRUCTION SOUTHWESTERN VIEW BIAS

W CONSTRUCTION THWESTERN VIEW BIAS

RETROFIT APPLICATION NATURAL WESTERN SHADING RETROFIT APPLICATION RETROFIT APPLICATION NATURAL WESTERN SHADING

RETROFIT APPLICATION NATURAL WESTERN SHADING

NATURAL WESTERN SHADING

BIAS


BGC HOUSE PROTOTYPE Urban Design Build Studio . 2011-2013 Director: John Folan, In Collaboration with: D. Burdzy, P. Kim, L. Langer, J. Parsons, D. Rappaport, and S. Rashid


A HOUSING PROTOTYPE DESIGNED FOR A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION SOUGHT TO INCREASE THE MARKET VALUE OF INEXPENSIVE HOUSING STOCK BY DESIGNING AROUND THE PRIVELEGED VIEWS THAT PITTSBURGH’S TOPOGRAPHY OFFERS. A TRADITIONALLY CONSTRUCTED HOME WITH THE RE_VIEW SYSTEM APPLIED TO THE SOUTH FACADE, CELEBRATING THE VIEW ATOP GARFIELD’S HILLS.


1940: 11,133

11,133

1950: 11,283

1950

11,283

1960: 9,455

1960

9,455

1970: 10,246

1970

10,246

1980: 7,536

1980

7,536

1990: 6,237

1990

6,327

2000: 5,450

2000

5,450

2010

2010: 3,675

A STRONG AND THRIVING COMMUNITY IN THE 1960S, GARFIELD’S POPULATION DECLINE HAS LEFT THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH A STAGGERING NUMBER OF VACANT HOUSES AND EMPTY LOTS. THE BLOOMFIELD-GARFIELD CORPORATION (BGC) HAS BEEN WORKING FOR OVER 30 YEARS TO REESTABLISH THE COMMUNITY, REBUILDING THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND PHYSICAL FABRIC OF GARFIELD AND ITS ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOODS.

1940

3,675


8 6% 86% 8 6% 62% 86% 59%

14% 30% 30% TOTAL HOUSING UNITS: 1,971

5.3% 0.4%

8%

SINGLE HOUSEHOLDS: 648

FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS: 870

1.8%

VACANCIES: 455

HUSBAND - WIFE: 278

ROOMMATE HOUSEHOLD: 88

FOR RENT: 138

MALE, NO WIFE: 70

SINGLE OCCUPANT: 558

RENTED, BUT UNOCCUPIED: 8

FEMALE, NO HUSBAND: 870

FOR SALE ONLY: 24 SEASONAL/ RECREATIONAL USE: 2

hillcrest st

hillcrest st

shamrock way

shamrock way

rosetta st

rosetta st

brown way

brown way

kincaid st

kincaid st

jordan way

jordan way

broad st

broad st

alhambra way

alhambra way

dearborn st

dearborn st

gem way

gem way

penn ave

mathilda st millvale ave

mathilda st millvale ave Site

winebiddle st

Buildings Recorded Vacant Lots

Site

evaline st

pacific ave

Residences

atlantic ave

aiken ave

Recorded Vacant Buildings Observed Vacant Lots Observed Vacant Buildings

GARFIELD . VACANCY MAP

Businesses

graham st

Community

fairmount st

winebiddle st

evaline st

pacific ave

atlantic ave

aiken ave

graham st fairmount st

Restaurants School Churches

GARFIELD . BUILDING USES MAP Housing graphic and mapping by myself. Population graphic by D. Burdzy.


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Though there are many challenges to designing both the house and the construction process in a site with such a dramatic grade change and difficult access, the site offers many advantages as well, and one of the main approaches to the project is to take advantage of the expansive view of Pittsburgh with a large window wall, while maintaining the thermal performance on this Southfacing slope. Ecotect analysis by L. Langer.

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SOUTH FACADE The south facade is composed of large areas of windows, intermitten with insulated panels. The expanse of glazing allows for a panoramic view of South Oakland, however in order to prevent thermal heat gain, cedar collars surround each window shading the glass from summer sun. Base render and modeling by myself.

OPEN FLOOR PLAN On the interior, the window wall flexes into the open floor plan of the living room + dining room area, creating furniture according to the layout of the space. In the living room area, low shelves portrude doubling as benches, and towards the kitchen, a breakfast nook is established by a small bar area.


A HOUSING TYPOLOGY PROVIDING A NEW LIFESTYLE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF BEECHVIEW AND THE GREATER SOUTH HILLS, CREATING AN INTEGRATED APARTMENT COMPLEX AND FITNESS CENTER THAT REDEFINES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS AS WELL AS THE GREATER BEECHVIEW COMMUNITY.


LIVE . WORKOUT

RECREATION . GREENSPACES . RESIDENTIAL Urban Lab Studio . Collaborated with J. Wang . Fall 2012


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PROGRAMMATIC VIGNETTE

NETWORK CONNECTIONS

7974 Beechview population

3957 female

3706 male

BEECHVIEW 1938 under 18

798 age 20-24

2017 age 24-34

1980 age 34-49

LOCATED ALONG A CRITICAL SEGMENT OF BROADWAY AVENUE, THE PROJECT AIMS TO RECONNECT THE BROKEN LINK ALONG THE COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR THROUGH A DENSER HOUSING OPTION AND COMMUNITY AMENITY.

2045 1503 age 60-64 age 65+

BEECHVIEW DEMOGRAPHICS


Traveling north on Broadway, one can see directly into the second floor gym, as the complex turns the corner and modulates in elevation in response to the surrounding context.

Walking from the west along Broadway, the storefront entrance and the intersection of the angled streets lead the pedestrian into the complex and the facilities within.

The central intersection of housing and the gymnasium is a layered space that merges the two programs as well as the urban and bucolic aspects of the site.


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3BR APT families empty nester


CARRIE FURNACE, AN ABANDONED BLAST FURNACE LOCATED BETWEEN RANKIN AND BRADDOCK, AT THE COAST OF THE MONONGAHELA RIVER, IS ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING STRUCTURES OF PITTSBURGH’S BUSTLING STEEL PRODUCTION. THE MEDIA GALLERY INTEGRATES WITH THE EXISTING STRUCTURES, CREATING A STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW, USING SCALE, MATERIALITY, AND SITING.


CARRIE FURNACE MEDIA GALLERY Structure Studio . Rankin, PA . Spring 2011


SITE PLAN

EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL WITH THE ADDITION TO THE FURNACE, DESIGNING A BUILDING THROUGH WHICH VISITORS CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF PITTSBURGH’S STEEL INDUSTRY AND CARRIE FURNACE THROUGH ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE CULTURAL HIGH POINT.


SECOND FLOOR PLAN INTERIOR STAIR

3RD FLOOR PLAN

4TH FLOOR PLAN

5TH FLOOR PLAN


THE ONCE NATURAL SITE OF FRICK PARK WAS OVERRUN BY A LARGE RAILROAD, AND OVER THE YEARS, THE MAN-MADE ENVIRONMENT ERODED BENEATH PLANT GROWTH AND WEATHERING. THIS PARK EXPLORES THE SYMBIOTIC INTERSECTION OF THE NATURAL AND MAN-MADE.


FRICK PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER Site Studio . Squirrel Hill, PA . Spring 2010


A collaborative learning space for children and adults of all ages, composed of several indoor and adjacent outdoor spaces.there is a fluid, transitory experience leading from the interior to the exterior.

The extruding walls and the varying opacity and shelter of the roofscape creates an extended threshold, blurring the line between what is inside and what is outside.

The contrasting material properties of wood, which suggests warmth and comfort, and concrete, which is cool and defining, delineate the spaces, as well as create seamless transitions through the public spaces and create a respectful separation for more private ones.


EXISTING SITE PROPOSED EXTENSION

SITE PLAN + SECTION


THE LINEAR DIRECTIONALITY OF THE MATERIAL LEADS THE OCCUPANT THROUGH THE SITE, THE PATH IS MORE THAN A SURFACE TO WALK ON, A TRANSITIONAL TEMPORARY PLACE, SPACE DEFINED BY THE HINTS OF A WALL, PERFORATIONS ALLOWING FOR PARADOX IN THE EXPERIENCE.


As muddy footprints perpendicular to the sidewalk tell us, not everyone chooses the same path. This is especially true for students, whose schedules change every few months, and on a large scale, for a university that has always embraced change and growth. This bridge proposes to accomodate those various paths chosen while chosing a path of its own. The linear directionality of the material leads the occupant through the site, transversing the old campus to discover the new. The articulated path is not meandering, but clearly defines the role of the bridge on an urban campus - to connect the divided, to embrace contrast and discord. The path is more than a surface to walk on, becoming a transitional, temporary place, space defined by the hints of of wall, the traces of a ceiling. The screen is simultaneously there and not perferations allowing for paradox in experience: simultaenously protected and enclosed while allowing for an understanding of what lies behind, beyond, the screen. The land cradles the bridge, offering it to the students a safe and direct way to plug into their campus. Landscaping and topographical changes are meant to emphasize the role of the bridge as connector, while maintaining a quiet sensability, not celebratory, but triumphant.

EPIC METALS . CMU PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE TO CAMPUS EXTEN

CMU PEDESTRIAN CAMPUS BRIDGE Epic Metals Competition . Spring 2010 In Collaboration with J. Wang . Third Place

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