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Justin Clevenger Digital Landscape Commission, 2010

Being both an architect and an artist is an incredibly daunting task filled with unique challenges. It is the challenges themselves that makes me enjoy designing. When I am creating a work of art, I “simply“ do whatever I feel like doing. The piece can be derived from any source and have great significance or it can be nothing more than an emotional exploration. Art is about expressing one’s inner thoughts to the rest of the world. Architecture also does this... Architecture is one of the great forms of art from the Old World. Ever since there has been a human being on this world there was someone who designed and built a home for his fellow man. Every civilization has its own unique and beautiful style of designing buildings and it is that very thing that unities all of us. It is something that people from all walks of life get to enjoy. Instead of only being able to look at a painting or sculpture, people get to inhabit buildings. They get to go inside and smell, touch, hear, see, taste architecture. People get to truly experience the art that is produced by architects. The most fantastic part about a project is starting with little or no idea about the design and creating something that people truly cherish. It is the most rewarding feeling in the world. It is for that very reason that architects create, to be able to enjoy that feeling of ecstasy when a design is appreciated by others. That feeling is the driving force that pushes architects and artists alike to continually greater heights, toward yet another project. Once they achieve that goal they simply set another one, fore there is always one thought on a true designer’s mind... What’s next?

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The following is a proposal four -story multi use building to be located in Washington D.C.’s Chinatown District.

The design was meant to relate comfortably to the other facades on the street, yet have its own character and identity. The owner was nostalgic for historic styles, and there were Fine Arts Commission restraints on this particular block.

Even though the project did not call for the designing of interior plans, the facade still had to relate to the interior program, in this case a bistro on the first floor and a lawyer office on the second.

Final Facade

Process Schemes

Original Parti

Washington D.C. Chinatown Intervention

Washington D.C. Chinatown Intervention

Justin Clevenger Semester 2, 2010 / First Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 2, 2010 / First Year Bachelor of Architecture

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This project seeks to install a multi-purpose black box theatre into the downtown of the District of Columbia located at the intersection of 14th Street and Church Street. The area has been through a process of renovation in recent years and has become a popular spot amongst 1830 year old individuals. 14th Street has become a kind of cultural hub for the community with the Studio Theatre and dance hall. This project intends to further strengthen that cultural foothold within the community by adding a multi-purpose theatre.

Parti Drawing

Original Street Elevation - AutoCad

AutoCad Site Plan

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Early Process Diagrams Site Analysis

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Ground & 1st Floor Plans

2nd & 3rd Floor Plans

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Axonometric

Perspective of 14th St.

Site Plan with Building

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Parti Model

Second Stage Model

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Final Model - Northern Day View

Final Model - Southern Day View

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Final Model - Northern Night View

Final Model - Southern Night View

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Final Model - Sectional View

Final Model - Interior View

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Washington D.C. 14th St. Theatre Project

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Urban design part one: Gardens

The following is the first in a four part series of projects which began a five month long design process.

The project consisted of intense analysis of a piece of urban property, approximately 9 acres in size, which was controlled by the District of Columbia Office of Planning. The site was bounded by New York Avenue to the north, 9th st. to the east, 11th st. to the west and H. st. to the south. The parcel’s size gave the city a unique opportunity to create an intervention that could rejuvenate the community. The first phase of this project began with the design of a series of public parks. The goal was to create one romantic style garden and one classical style garden.

Original Site Plan Scheme One

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Romantic Garden Plan

Classical Garden Plan

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Urban design part Two: Environmental Center

The following is the second in a four part series of projects which was part of a five month long design process.

The project sought to design a new building to house a temporary environmental exhibition center which promoted sustainability and the education of sustainability. It was to be located within a “Preferred“ park scheme that was designed in the first three weeks of the semester. The Preferred Park scheme could have been either the Classical Garden or Romantic Garden plans, or it could have been a composite park plan using both classical and romantic techniques within the site. The building created a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces that encouraged new activities within the park and enlivened the park surroundings. The building was thought of as a villa within the park. It was an iconic building that promoted the park and was intended to stand alone within the park setting. This building was to be a flexible building that could be used for research and discussion within the sustainability library or courtyards, and it also accommodated exhibitions, receptions, celebrations and public events while extending the landscape of the park.

Structure Diagram

Early Sectional Diagrams Building Plan

Early Process Sketches

Parti Diagram

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Aerial Perspective

Site Plan

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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East Elevation

North/South Section

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Interior Perspective

Exterior Perspective

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Urban design part Three: Figure-Grounds

The following is the third in a four part series of projects which was part of a five month long design process. The project sought to take the classical garden designs with the surrounding blocks from the previous two parts of the project and transform them into figure-ground diagram drawings where the figure (black) is seen as resting on the ground (white). In this way, pathways and coaxial boulevards and spaces are the ground, while the buildings, bosques of trees, partiers, gardens and forested areas are the figures which define the ground spaces. These abstracted figure-ground diagrams were then transformed into blocks, with major and minor streets, and public spaces connected to the streets and private defined spaces within the figural blocks.

Final Figure-Ground

Process Figure-Grounds

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Urban design part Four: Mixed-Use Tower

The following is the Fourth and final in a four part series of projects which was part of a five month long design process.

The project sought to develop a mid-rise mixeduse building in an urban city center that promoted a strong and vibrant public realm through the development of a coherent “face“ or edge to the public spaces of the streets and plazas. To meet this goal the building was required to incorporate divisions such that adhered to the concept of urban building walls have three vertical divisions - “Base”, “Middle” and “Top.” This building had a mix of uses which focused on both the residential and civic uses. The Base and Top of the building were to be used by the proposed D.C. Environmental Center which was created in the second part of this project. These uses were to be open to the public and would be used to both educate and inspire all workers, residents and visitors to be better stewards of our community and environment. The users for the residential portion of the building would be young professionals and empty nesters who were looking for a first time home, or wanting to downsize from larger suburban homes and who looked to live in the city. Plaza Organization Diagram

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Scheme 1

Scheme 2

Scheme 3

Scheme 4

Scheme 5

Scheme 6

Final Scheme Perspective

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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South Elevation

East Elevation

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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South Elevation Museum Perspective

Library Perspective

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Museum Plan

Residential Plan

Library Plans

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Museum Section

Library Section

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Horizontality Diagram

Library Sectional Perspective

Verticality Diagram

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Washington D.C. Urban Analysis & Design

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 4, 2011 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Old Writing

Steampunk Watch

This Purpose of this project was to acquire a greater mastery of the Adobe Photoshop program.

The project involved scanning every household objects on a flatbed scanner and then using Photoshop, and only Photoshop, to manipulate the various objects into realistic works of art. The objects themselves varied greatly. They included a fur hat, a marble, straw, a wooden brush, an old toilet pump, old gears and a drop of jello.

Photoshop Manipulations

Photoshop Manipulations

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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Isolated World

The Library of Babel

This Purpose of this project was to reinterpret the source reading, The Library of Babel, and develop a 3-D model that explores and represents the interpretation. The story describes a massive library of infinite complexity and knowledge.

This reinterpretation was based on the line, “finding a meaning in dreams or in the chaotic lines of one’s own palm.“

Original Form-Z Terrain Model

Photoshop Manipulations

Photoshop Manipulations

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

Justin Clevenger Semester 3, 2010 / Second Year Bachelor of Architecture

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This project was an intellectual investigation of light and shadow and how architects can use these in their designs. The project was a way to get the mind thinking about how through a manipulation of materials and varieties of light sources and filters thorough which the light could pass, one could not only create visually pleasing effects but also effects that could potentially be used in a more architectural language.

I appreciate you taking time out of your day to analyze my work.

The project started with an investigation of how different shapes could manipulate light to create different shadow effects. It then continued by using different filters and varying positions of light sources. Ultimately, the ideas of materiality, filters and the proximity of the light source were incorporated into what ultimately became the final shadow box.

Thank You For your consideration

Final Model

Light / Shadow Investigation Justin Clevenger Semester 2, 2010 / First Year Bachelor of Architecture

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