UNDERGRADUATE GROUP DESIGN WORK
Marketplace Interdisciplinary Outpost Urban Sanctuary Water Taxi Station IDEO Office Building 525 Design Charrette
Professor Patricia Kendall Sophomore Year First Semester Set in a fictional urban site, the projectâ€™s focus was on designing a circulation system that responded to the site conditions. The concept for the marketplace was based on integration. The site was located at two major intersections, with one of the main streets containing a bus line. Retail and residential buildings, as well as an existing public alley, surround the site. This provided the opportunity for the marketplace to integrate all of these entities. The marketplace features large public areas interspersed with condensed vendor areas. The flexibility of the space, with its public access, and large performance areas, allow the space to fulfill many diverse program requirements. Work, relaxation, and commerce all combine to create a new focal point for the local community.
Professor Carol Burns Junior Year Second Semester A short two week project with a focus on topography and site, the fictional site was conceived of as an endless meadow with a continuous slope. The architecture responds to this issue with the introduction of two languages. One which is of heavy bearing masonry which takes on the role of primary structure and thermal mass. Placed within the composition of heavy planes are lighter and more detailed volumes which define specific programmatic space. Used as an outpost for both artistic and scientific mapping explorations, the building plays with the idea of perception in relation to the isolation and reveal of information, a quality inherent in all maps. The architecture is thought of as a tool in which to view and map the surroundings.
Professor Thomas Lesko Sophomore Year Second Semester Located in Boston, adjacent to the South End Burial Ground, the urban sanctuary is a non-religious facility featuring an attached mausoleum, as well as support offices and rest room spaces. The projectâ€™s main spaces consist of an outdoor and indoor sanctuary, as well as a mausoleum, used for the storage of cremated remains. The concept of the building focuses on the idea that thresholds can be used to instill hope. It is the idea that experiencing powerful moments throughout the building promotes contemplation. Since this is a space for the internment of lost loved ones, this contemplation, will often times focus on death. Using light, materials, organization, and circulation the building creates a variety of thresholds that reassure the visitors that their heartache will fade and their hope will be restored. The project was used as an introduction to solar design and utilizing passive design elements into the design solution.
OPEN TO BELOW
3rd Floor Plan Scale 1/8" = 1'-0"
OPEN TO BELOW
Section A Scale 1/8" = 1'-0" MAUSOLEUM
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2nd Floor Plan
Scale 1/8" = 1'-0"
Scale 1/8" = 1'-0"
Plan Scale 1/8" = 1'-0"
WATER TAXI STATION Professor Anne-Sophie Divenyi Junior Year First Semester A relatively small project located on a site next to the North Washington Street Bridge in Charlestown, MA the program called for a small water taxi station which challenges the meaning and importance of the land/water interface. Challenged with designing the tectonics of the movable gangway and dock the project minimizes all connections and allows the walkway to appear thin and elegant. Two thick walls rise out of the land and protrude into the water. Punctured by two paths of circulation, one on land and one on water, the passenger is removed from the context of the city and passes between the encompassing walls before exiting again. This powerful threshold creates an overwhelming experience as one arrives or departs the city.
Professor Patricia Kendall Sophomore Year First Semester Tasked with designing a new office for the design firm IDEO, the project focuses on transforming the firm’s design process into architecture. Set in a fictional location, the focus of the building was on creating a working and interesting sectional design. It is the idea that failure provides the opportunity for success. This is translated into architecture by using the sloping site conditions to create a break in the form. This break forms a central atrium, which allows the employee to view into past or future stages of the design process, as well as bring light down into the interior spaces. As the building “falls” forward or fails, because of the break, the spaces and facade begin to fall as well, creating interesting conditions where the structure is seemingly failing.
525 CHARRETTE facade
floors of bldg
Professor Anne-Sophie Divenyi Junior Year First Semester
Zack Nicholson Rebecca Michaud Patrick Brady Nathan Thomas 09.10.12
The facade of our building aims to create interactive spaces between the city and the suite. By pulling out the faรงade, the suites are protruded into the cityscape creating a stronger connection between the students and the city. The varying degree of protrusions create a more compelling interaction between suites.This method encourages social ineractions within three realms (city, community, self) all relevant to Wentworth Students.
A short one week group design charrette the project was to design the facade for a proposed residential building at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Provided with an existing structure and floor plates the requirements were to design something that would wrap the existing shell and work with the existing structure. The facade of the building aims to create interactive spaces between the city and the suite. By pulling out the facade the suites are protruded into the cityscape creating a stronger connection between the students and the city. The varying degree of protrusions create a more compelling interaction between suites. This method encourages social interactions within three realms (city, community, self) all relevant to the student body of Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Team Members: Patrick Brady Rebecca Michaud Zack Nicholson
Education Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA Bachelor of Science in Architecture GPA: 3.72/4.0 Deanâ€™s List: 2010, 2011, 2012
Exp. August 2014
Course Work Design Principles I Design Principles II Architecture Design & Technology I Architecture Design & Technology II Studio III: Tectonics Studio IV: Site & Environment
Materials & Methods I Materials & Methods II Environmental Systems Structures I Site Planning & Landscape Designing for Social Innovation
Survey of Architecture I Survey of Architecture II History of Architecture I History of Architecture II Contemporary Art & Theory Heroic Modernism
Technical Competencies AutoCAD Photoshop Hand Drafting
Revit Illustrator Pencil Rendering
SketchUp InDesign Architectural Modeling
Professional AutoDesk Revit Architecture Training Course Experience The Architectural Team Chelsea, MA May 2012 to August 2012 Architectural Intern o Assisted in the design and development of various projects that range from new construction and adaptive re-use. Conducted on-site analysis and existing site surveys. o Developed and updated both working and construction drawings for the design and development phases of several projects. o Project work includes a halfway house in Roslindale MA, a residential adaptive re-use of Worcester Vocational High School, as well as several renovation projects for Curry College.
Carmichael Carpentry and Construction Lakeville, MA August 2011 Draftsman and Apprentice Carpenter o Facilitated wood construction in a full house renovation and remodeling. o Involved in all stages of construction from framing, door and window installation, dry walling, and managed the painting and staining. o Created a permit drawing set for a house renovation and addition. Wentworth Architecture Office Boston, MA September 2010 to May 2011 Office Assistant o Conducted and managed office tasks included communicating between faculty and students, as well as organizing stored projects and drawings. o Collaborated with faculty in preparation for classes by making copies, organizing papers, and managed a professorâ€™s class blog.
Extracurricular Activities Eagle Scout - 2007 Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader Wentworth Leadership Program Emerging Leaders Program Leadership Exploration Wentworth Opening Week Team Leader - 2011