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Mitchell Starrs Portfolio


Mitchell Starrs LEED Green Associate, EDAC Email Phone Portfolio

Arch Experience

mitchell.starrs@gmail.com 314-807-2875 issuu.com/mstarrs/docs/portfolio

2017

Intern - RTA, Inc. - Colorado Springs, CO

2016

Intern - Oculus, Inc. - St. Louis, MO

2014 - 2015

Intern - Agape Construction - St. Louis, MO

Education 2018

Master of Architecture - University of Kansas

2013

St. Louis University High School

Recognition 2016

ArchDaily

2016

Architect’s Newspaper

2017

World of Architecture

2015 - 2017

University of Kansas

AIA - St. Louis

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Activities

Best Student Design+Build Projects Worldwide

Best of Design for Student Work

Award for Student Work, 24th Cycle

2015 MBH Architects Scholarship 2016 Jim Moorkamp Scholarship - PGAV 2016 Bruce Patty Scholarship - BNIM 2017 Cannon Design Scholarship

2016 - 2017

President

2015 - 2017

Student Ambassador

Digital Skills

2016 General Scholarship 2017 General Scholarship

KU Men’s Club Soccer

School of Architecture, Design, and Planning

Revit Enscape

Lumion Sketchup

Indesign Illustrator

Photoshop Unreal Engine


Contents

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Academic

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Professional

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Culinary School

Microbrewery

Sensory Pavilion

Agape Construction

Gateway Greening


Tulane Culinary School 1351 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70112 Individual Project

Background A growing trend in medical schools across the nation, medical students are learning about diet as a key component of healthy living. Traditionally, physicians refer their patients to a dietician or recommend an exercise routine. Just like design+build practices streamline the design and building process, educating future doctors about holistic lifestyles aims to consolidate the treatment procedure. Given a program including teaching kitchens, a restaurant, and secondary education spaces, I added a fitness center to complement medicine and diet as the pieces of a healthy lifestyle. The site is adjacent to Canal Street, the common parade route through New Orleans. Parades are very popular in New Orleans, drawing large crowds, and the steps up to the complex’s plinth act as bleachers for parade viewing. 1


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30 Barrel Microbrewery 1640 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Team Project with Alex Tackes and Jeremy Weiland

Background Breweries present a unique opportunity to implement closed loop, biomimetic processes because the brewing operation is very energy and water intensive. As part of the research in the beginning of the semester, the class visited Anton’s for inspiration. Right up the street from the project site, Anton’s has many small scale sustainable strategies to mitigate the restaurant’s carbon footprint. One of Anton’s features was an evaporative heat dissipation loop on the back patio that doubled as a water feature. We used this multi-dimensional, didactic element to inform many of our decisions on how to integrate the sustainable microbrewery operations with the public restaurant to disseminate the values of the triple bottom line.

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- Engage with the community - Spark interaction between people and natural systems - Implement a biophilic closed loop system - Facilitate a healthy lifestyle - Initiate new development priorities for the crossroads - Actualize the triple bottom line

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Concept Development

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Criticisms

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Refining the Concept

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Main Bar and Seating

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Wall Section

EPS Insulation

Thermal Break Mullion Dual Layer Curtain Wall

Coping

EPS Insulation ‐ 4" Roofing Membrane 2 x 4 Wood Studs

J‐Shape Anchor Bolt 2 x 6 Sill Plate

Flashing

Concrete ‐ 8"

EPS Insulation ‐ 4"

Mullion Connection to Stiffener

Thermal Break Mullion

Curtain Wall Stiffener

Leightweight Concrete - 4" Expansion Anchor Interior Shades

Dual Layer Curtain Wall

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Structural Nail Laminated Timber - 8"


Sefaira Modeling

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Sensory Pavilion 1300 W 11th Street, Lawrence, KS ArchDaily

Best Student Design Build Projects Worldwide, 2016

Architect’s Newspaper

Best of Design for Student Work, 2016

World of Architecture

Award for Student Work, 2017

Background Our client, Audio Reader, provides its clients recordings of volunteers reading whatever printed material the client requested. Volunteers also do live broadcasts via FM radio. Audio Reader maintains a small garden that appeals to their visually disabled clients, the Sensory Garden. Our task was to replace the dilapidated, octagonal gazebo in Audio Reader’s Sensory Garden. After 6 weeks of design and construction document production, we demolished the gazebo and spent 7 weeks building the pavilion.

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Rammed Earth

Soil, Cement, and Pigment Earth is the oldest construction material known to man. From ancient settlements in the Middle East to the indigenous tribes of North America, every civilization has used earth in their buildings. Rammed earth, characterized by compressing soil, is similarly embedded in vernacular construction. In the Dirt Works Studio, we added cement, rebar, and dye to the soil to enhance the strength and aesthetic properties of this primordial building material.

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Shou-Sugi-Ban

Translation: Burnt Cedar Board Shou-sugi-ban is a Japanese method of preserving wood, specifically cedar. The carpenters traditionally stacked the wood in a chimney shape and lit a fire in the middle, which would char the cedar over time. The charred finish enhances cedar’s natural resistance to decay, but it also provides fire and insect durability. In the Dirt Works Studio, we used handheld blowtorches and propane to speed the charring process. After charring, we hand brushed every board of the roof to remove the excess soot and ash. The last step consisted of applying a coat of linseed oil to the charred wood.

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Design Charrettes

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Final Concept Diagram Sequence

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Construction Documentation

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Acknowledgements Randy and Colinda Austin, pictured opposite, for their generosity and trust Mike Brunin of Apex Engineers, for his engineering guidance Kansas Public Radio’s Audio-Reader division, for providing us an incredible opportunity Frank Male, for helping us pick sensorially diverse vegetation The various vendors who discounted or donated their goods and services Professor Chad Kraus and my classmates

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Professional Work Agape Construction Company St. Louis, MO

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Professional Work Oculus, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Background Gateway Greening is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in St. Louis, Missouri whose mission is to foster an environment of safety, sustainability, and health through urban agriculture. Gateway Greening is looking to move into a new location with both an office building and a larger urban farm. During my summer at Oculus, I worked with the Vice President to search for and evaluate potential sites, then program the new building and farm.

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Building Program 8 - 10,000 SF requested by client

8 - 10,000 gross total Space Conference Room A Conference Room B Conference Room C Teaching Kitchen 8 Offices/Meeting Rooms 20 Employee Desks Laundry Lobby Kitchen (Staff) Copier Walk in Cooler Storage Food Prep Garage/Shop space Locker Rooms

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