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Gensler Project Architect Mixed-Use, Commercial Office, Community Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture Project Designer Education, Sports Forum Studio

Nick Cecchi, AIA, NCARB, RA

Project Designer Education, Mixed-Use, Commercial Office

Architecture must not merely frame people’s lives, but participate in and anticipate the drastic changes taking place in our society, technology, and environment. Architectural practice must integrate the traditionally segregated domains of academic and professional practice, fabrication and design, criticism and praxis, while participating in an ongoing dialogue with a public who’s lives are shaped by and, in turn, shape the built environment.

Demiurge, LLC

Chicago, IL, USA July 2016 - Present

Chicago, IL, USA Sep 2015 - July 2016

Chicago, IL, USA Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

Denver, CO, USA

Lead Designer Feb 2011 - Sep 2014 Design-Build Architectural and Sculptural Fabrications

Education St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO Master of Architecture Commercial Office Building Developers Tulane School of Architecture New Orleans, LA B.Arch 2009 / M.Arch 2010. 5 year NAAB Accredited M.Arch 1

2005 - 2010

Engineering | Digital Theory and Fabrication | Urbanism | Thesis Class President | Dean Search Committe | Architect’s Week Chairperson | UrbanBuild

333 N. Green, Chicago, IL 360 N. Green, Chicago, IL Fulton West - South, Chicago, IL

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Education St. Louis College of Pharmacy Phase II, St. Louis, MO Thomas Beckham Hall Classroom Repositioning, Chicago, IL Wolcott School Fieldhouse, Chicago, IL

220,000 8,200 14,500

Tall Buildings Aon Center Public Space Repositioning Confidential Mixed-Use Tower, Canada

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UrbanBUILD House 4, New Orleans, LA

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Milwaukee Entertainment Block, Milwaukee, WI Willis Tower Repositioning, Chicago, IL 443 Wabash Hotel and Residence, Chicago, IL La Crosse Convention Center, La Crosse, WI

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Not for Profit Koffi Togo Cultural Center, Ptalime, Togo, Africa Christ Universal Tempel Bookstore Repositioning

Selected Authored Publications 12,000 5,000

Planning & Urban Design Cleveland Warehouse District - Redevelopment Master Plan Cleveland, OH 7 Acres Queretaro Town Center, Queretaro, Mexico 2 Acres (2,250,000) Product Design Luminaire le Roc Vase le Roc Minimal (Fabric)ation Wallcovering

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Professional Services Firms Gensler Chicago Office, Chicago, IL Clayco/ Forum Office*, Chicago, United States Olympus Headquarters, Mexico City, Mexico

8,000 6,500

Arts & Culture Emancipation Park, Houston, TX 320,000 Vaulted Willow Folly - Public Art Installation, Borden Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1,000 Irredescent Cloud - Art Installation, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO 3,000 Idea Tree - Interactive Art Installation, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA 2,500 Transit Center Video and Audio Art Installation, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO 1,400 Convertible Clam Shelter Sculpture, Various Locations, USA* 58 cu ft

The Architect’s Newspaper “CRIT: Denver International Airport Transit Center”, Print, May 18, 2016 “CRIT: Image Net Carrollton”, Print, Mar. 01, 2016 “CRIT: Catamount Center,” Print/Web. Jan. 04, 2016 “Studio Visit: buildingcommunityWorkshop”, Print/Web, Dec. 18, 2015 “The Arts Elevated”, Print/Web, August 01, 2014 “A Mile Higher”, Print/Web, June 03, 2014 “CRIT: Morgridge Family Exploration Center”, Print/Web. Apr 30, 2014 Archinect.com (Web) “African Modernism: Architecture of Independence showcases a history of no easy answers”, Mar. 26, 2016 “Procedural Geometry: an interview with Aranda\Lasch”, Dec. 21, 2015 “The Motley Life and Uncertain Legacy of Lina Bo Bardi”, May. 04, 2015 New City Magazine “Moving Parts”, Print/Web, Mar. 11, 2016 “Good Intentions”. Print/ Web, Sep. 11 2016 “Opening the Past to All”. Print/ Web, Spe. 28 2016 “The Devil in The Details”, Print/Web, Apr. 28, 2016 “Put a Park on it”, Print/Web, June 01, 2016 Chicago Architect (Magazine of AIA Chicago) “Future Firm Seeks Balance Between Innovative and Practical”, Print/ Web. Jan. 11, 2016 Teaching Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL Part-Time Adjunct: Design Communication 3 Teaching Assistant, 3rd Year Design Studio Teaching Assistant, 5th Year Design Studio

Fall 2017 Spring 2015 Fall 2015

Tulane University School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA Teaching Assistant, Digital Media 2 Fall 2008 Teaching Assistant, Digital Media 3 Spring 2009

Residential Speaking and Lectures Iowa City Multi-family Housing, Iowa City, IL Ford House - Private Residence, Creede, CO

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Exhibitions Interstice: Between Computation and Craft Hangar 41, Denver, CO, USA AIA Chicago Designed Objects Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, IL, USA

Thomas Beckham Hall, UIC, Chicago, IL

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Invited Guest Speaker, Wayne Besen Show Chicago Progressive Talk Radio, WCPT 820 AM, Do the Write Thing: Criticism in Context (Lecture) AIAS Midwest Quad Conference, IIT, Chicago, IL

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Aon Center Lobby Renovation, Chicago, IL

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Hypar Series Jewelry Chicago, IL // 2015 - 2017 // Built Various Sizes A series of additively fabricated jewelry pieces that explore form through organization of the most fundamental of geometry - the point and the line. These pieces create the classic emergent forms of a hyperbolic paraboloid by starting with simple geometries tweaked and tuned to fit the human body (or clothing) as functional needs dictate. 3D printed at service bureau Shapeways, these pieces are made through the binding of stainless steel powder and subsequent impregnation of a brass alloy. The design turns the technical constraints of the fabrication process - the need for sprues and paths throughout the object - into an organizing logic, allowing the aesthetic and technical implementation to coalesce around a single elegant solution. Concept, Design, Fabrication Design

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Vase le Roc Chicago, IL // 2015 - 2017 // Built 2� x 2� x 3� A small-scale study in spatial tiling and volumetric form-making, this additively fabricated ceramic bud-vase builds upon previous designs, Table le Roc and Lumiere le Roc. The design process was based upon the iterative, numerically-driven algorithmic process developed for these earlier explorations, again allowing the human designer to both create and collaborate with the algorithm used to produce the form. Additional complexity is introduced through the creation of a manifold two-sided form within the context of a single volumetric entity. Concept, Design, Fabrication Design

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NewCity EXPO Poster // Chicago, IL // 2016 // 30” x 64”

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Void Box Chicago, IL // 2017 // Built 2.5” x 8” x 6” This object is an exploration into the dialogue between a Platonic shape and a sculpted, expressive, and irrational geometry. Fabricated from white ash through a numerically-controlled mill, the box is a study in simplicity and contrast. When closed it presents a simple rational form. Lifting the lid off the stainless steel keys which align the two halves of the box reveals an intricate sculpted interior, expressing the strong grain and vertiginous patterning created when milling into this species of wood. Design, Fabrication

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Racing Skateboard Denver, CO // 2006 // Built 10� x 36� x 1� Prior to attending university, I raced skateboards on the North American professional circuit - this eventually led me to create my own boards, made from advanced composite materials using digital fabrication technologies. In this design, I elevated the skateboard from massproduced toy to an object worthy of precision digital fabrication and design. Design, Fabrication 16


COMPOSITE LAY-UP DIAGRAM

90* BIAS STRUCTURAL FIBERGLASS VERTICALLY LAMINATED POPLAR AND ASPEN WOOD CORE CARBON FIBER TWILL 4 MIL BALTIC BIRCH LAMINATE PROCESS: CNC MILL CORE WET-LAYUP CONSTRUCTION CNC MOLD VACUUM FORMING

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Rock Table Series Denver, CO // 2013 // Built 30� x 30� x 30� A series of tables custom designed tables originally produced for a Denver-based interior design firm. I utilized Rhino and Grasshopper to set up an iterative time-based script and delivered numerous sets of 3 tables for the client to select from. These tables were then fabricated using a combination of digital and analog methods and painted with a high-grade automotive finish. Various additional finishes and iterations are produced on demand. Design, Fabrication

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Luminaire le Roc Chicago, Illinois // 2016 // Built 30” x 30” x 72” Lumiere le roc is the extension of a long-running formal and geometric exploration into aperiodic spatial tilings into the realm of lighting design. Constructed of heavy-weight paper numerically cut and hand assembled, the light floats ethereally in space, a glitched-out cloud or facets made volumetric. A parameterized workflow allowed iteration and variation in the design process while constantly providing design feedback in order to gauge constructability and feasibility including the number of sheets of material used, efficiency of material usage, CNC cutting length (and time), length of edge to join, and projected time necessary to complete the entire project. This data-rich workflow allowed intelligent design decisions to be made within the context of the project design and fabrication, actual materials used, and fabrication methods. If we take furniture and object design by architects to be not just a formal or functional exploration, but a series of small-scale experiments meant to investigate ideas and methodologies applicable to our large scale work, such an integrated workflow could be seen as the logical extension of current parametric workflows, though extended by allowing a single design-build entity to control both concept and execution of the design.

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Morphic Bike Rack Greene Elementary, New Orleans, LA // 2008 // Built 5’ x 12’ x 4’ This project is about creating a sculptural form which can become a multi-functional, interactive object when it is not being used to store bicycles. Our solution to this design competition was to use familiar, off-the-shelf parts to create a highly complex form not normally associated with these materials. Design, Fabrication

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Minimal Fabrications Chicago, IL // 2016 // Built 10” x 15” x 10” This novel collaboration saw computational design and generative form-finding processes applied to the design and fabrication of a fabric structure acting entirely in tension. The installation is at once light, room, and furniture. It responds to the orientation of exterior windows and the needs of the interior spaces - receptacles, switches, and lighting - through its unique geometry. Various “arms” of the form branch out to meet these existing conditions - framing views out the windows, creating dramatic lighting effects, and maintaining access to existing functional elements. With over 200 unique pieces and 1500 feet of seams, the fabrication of this piece could only be resolved through a rigorous and analytic process where the number of individual pieces, seam configuration, and panel orientation were optimized to achieve the desired form (itself generated by the inherent geometric optimization of minimal surfaces and soap bubbles) in a recursive and self-reinforcing feedback loop. Design, Documentation, Fabrication

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Lunch Lines Lusher Elementary, New Orleans, LA // 2007 // Built 1200 sq ft. This project, created as part of an annual charrette and design competition at Tulane, deploys simple materials in a novel way and utilizes a dynamic plan to create a variety of public and private spaces in the elementary schoolyard. The project provides a dynamic, fun, and functional outdoor seating environment for this elementary school while withstanding seasonal hurricanes and tropical storms. Design, Fabrication, Installation

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Milled Birch Gate Chicago, IL // 2015 // Built 80’ x 8’ x 2� A security gate designed to accentuate existing space through its use of natural materials, modulation of light and shadow, and geometric references to other installations in the space. The design was closely coordinated with fabricators, allowing it to be optimized for CNC machine time, finish, and detailing - going as far as to have specialty router bits made to get the edge detail perfect. Design, Documentation

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Vaulted Willow Edmonton, AB, Canada. // 2014 // Built 100 sq. Meter Vaulted Willow is an architectural folly exploring lightweight, self-supported shells through the development of custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry. The project’s aim is to resolve and delineate structure, skin and ornamentation into a single unified system. I worked with Marc Fornes and THEVERYMANY after conceptual design in order to rationalize and optimize the form of the structure with particular attention to the planarity and bending mode of the flat shingles. The form was also optimized with respect to material sizing and layout particular to the fabrication method we were using. Custom tooling and processes were designed to such a degree that each aspect of fabrication, transportation, and installation had been planned and choreographed through as rigorous a design process as the structure itself. Computational Design, Documentation, Fabrication, Construction Administration 54


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Idea Tree San Jose, CA // 2013 // Built 1400 sq. ft. A complex assemblage of parts developed and fabricated for Soo-in Yang of Lifethings Studio, based in Seoul, South Korea. This project involved many fabrication processes, including 5-axis milling of foam, molding, casting, and engineered concrete design. Grasshopper and custom Processing components played a crucial role in streamlining the fabrication design and jig and template production. I worked closely with Arup San Francisco to optimize the structural design with respect to technical detailing and installation. Design-Assist, Documentation, Fabrication, Installation 65


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Urban Build House 4 2036 Seventh St., New Orleans, LA // 2009 // Built 2400 sq. ft. The fourth house in the Tulane URBANBuild series, this structure demonstrates a deference to the surrounding community, addresses the threat of flooding, hurricane winds, and sustainable issues. LEED Silver. In addition to group collaboration and conceptual design, I lead the research, design, and fabrication of the hurricaneresistant sliding shutter assembly. Design, Documentation, Prototyping

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University of Illinois at Chicago Beckham Hall Chicago, IL, USA // 2016-2017 // Built 5000 sq. ft. Conversion of the ground floor retail spaces of a dormitory building into collaborative learning and work spaces with a tight schedule and budget. The project provides a new suite of classrooms with 30-78 seats, offices and support spaces while also establishing a variety of collaborative working and social spaces. The project parti starts with a straightforward analysis of programmatic needs against the constraints of the existing space. After placing these larger deterministic blocks of program, a series of diagrammatic “modifiers� is overlaid on the plan in order to create a dynamic interior landscape. The design creates visual connectivity, a variety of semi private and collaborative work and lounge spaces, and activates the space through sectional differentiation and consistent visual language. Design, Documentation

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Wolcott School Fieldhouse SITE PLAN Chicago, IL // 2016 // Under Construction 14,500 sq. ft. SCALE: 1/32" = 1'-0" A multi-use building for a special-needs secondary school. The project features a gymnasium and stage with a series of performing and visual arts classrooms and a WOLCOTT SCHOOL grand entry hall. The project is organized as a series of slipping bars. These bars are pushed and pulled both in plan and section in response to programmatic, environmental, and experiential needs. These bars also organize the structure of the building, load-bearing pre-cast concrete. With a timeless form-finish and obsessive joint detailing, the panels lend a monumental feel and clear expression to the building. Design, Documentation 98


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Koffi Togo Cultural Center Ptalime, Togo, West Africa // 2015 // Under Construction 2500 sq. Meter Architecture for Humanity was approached by a dance troupe and community representatives of Ptalime, Togo, to design a cultural center to anchor sustainable development in this pastoral town in West Africa. The project’s varied program includes classrooms, housing, common cooking and dining areas, a workshop, and a performance stage. The design deploys common strategies in vernacular tropical architecture including deep roof overhangs, shed and butterfly roofs designed to reliably direct and channel rainwater, clerestory openings for ventilation, and jalousie windows. The site diagram holds tight to property lines on two sides in order to activate the streetscape and allow for future expansion. Multiple covered outdoor areas and pass-throughs as well as transom windows respond to the hot local climate and massive mud-brick walls provide thermal mass. Project was carried through design development and loose documentation before being built by local community members. Design, Loose Documentation 111


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Aon Center Lobby and Podium Renovation Chicago, IL, USA // 2017 // Built 42,400 sq. ft. The renovation of Aon Center’s lobby and public spaces was an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the iconic structure. Built as the Standard Oil Building in 1973, Aon Center was architect Edward Durell Stone’s last major commission before his death and reflects the refinement of his New Formalism towards the more restrained International Style. By approaching each element of the design through the same temporal and pedagogical lens that produced the building itself, we are able to create a dialogue between our modern interventions and the historic fiber of the building. An obsessive attention to the module of the building, simple geometries and timeless materials and details ensures that the renovation embraces the spirit of Edward Durell Stone’s architecture while updating it with a modern relevance and immediacy to how we currently live and work. We applied advanced computational design, visualization, and representation techniques in designing and documenting this project. From VR renderings for the client to a real-time, collaborative 3D CAD model for the millwork fabricator, pushing the limits of the technology available to us allowed the project to achieve its design agenda more easily and fluidly than a project of this complexity and (short) schedule would typically allow. Design, Documentation, Construction Administration

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Millwork Design Inspired by Donald Judd’s sculpture and furniture design, this family of reception desks and check-in kiosks uses strong monolithic volumes suspended in tectonic frames to infuse the timeless mid-century aesthetic with a warmer and more contemporary feel.

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La Crosse Center La Crosse, WI, USA // 2017 // Proposed 130,000 sq. ft. A transformative proposal at the civic heart of this Western - Wisconsin town. The proposal augments existing arena and exhibition space with a new ballroom, new meeting rooms, amenities, and building services. The proposed addition links the long-isolated building to the adjacent Mississippi river while also strengthening urban ties to the town center. The project departs from the identification of building massing and orientation that allows for the largest new ballroom. From here, we enrich the experience by providing vertical circulation and flexible retail space at the river - allowing for an entry procession through the park adjacent to the Mississippi. This also links the building to the proposed dock of a coming river cruise line, Park Department programming, and additional overflow space for civic events, trade shows, and conferences. Design

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy St. Louis, MO, USA // 2016 // Built 265,000 sq. ft. A multi-functional campus building, the project provides this renowned professional school a student center, dining hall, gymnasium, and student housing connected by a series of dynamic interior stairs and unified through a banded pre-cast brick veneer and glass facade. After participating in programming and massing studies, I led the design and documentation of the building enclosure. Design studies included patterning of the brick veneer and glass facade, banding depths and cantilevers, custom fritt design, development of construction details, specification and consultant coordination.

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STAIRS 334 SF

MECHANICAL 2331 SF

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FREE WEIGHTS AREA 3132 SF

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GROUP EXERCISE 1841 SF

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MECHANICAL 2723 SF

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STORAGE 570 SF

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BOXING/STRETCHING 994 SF

M.5 WEIGHT MACHINE CIRCUIT 1937 SF

5 OFFICE 121 SF

OFFICE KITCHEN/COPY OFFICE STORAGE 121 SF 165 SF 121 SF 179 SF

TOILET/LOCKER 473 SF

STAIR 194 SF

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DATA 94 SF

TOILET/LOCKER 479 SF

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L.5 CORE 291 SF DN

LOBBY 4345 SF OFFICE SUITE 1448 SF

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CONF 273 SF

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FRONT DESK AND EQUIP 524 SF

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CARDIO STUDIO 10834 SF OFFICE 195 SF

OFFICE 120 SF

VESTIBULE 261 SF

OFFICE 120 SF

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2 KITCHEN 2999 SF

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HOME WOMEN 1030 SF

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COMP GYM 11817 SF 25' - 0"

HOME MEN 1030 SF

STORAGE 1440 SF

CAFETERIA 5364 SF

OFFICE 142 SF

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TRAINING 1516 SF

TOILET 68 SF

UP CONCESSION 532 SF

TICKETING 485 SF

TOILET ROOM 428 SF

TOILET 904 SF

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SHIPPING/RECEIVING 520 SF

AWAY MEN 561 SF

W REFEREE 179 SF 31' - 6"

SERVERY 2021 SF

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DOCK 347 SF

AWAY WOMEN 561 SF

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CORE 291 SF

LOCKERS 43 SF

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JAN 108 SF

BREAK 301 SF

TOILET ROOMS 363 SF L.5

CORE 772 SF

M REFEREE 235 SF LOBBY 2183 SF

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VESTIBULE 955 SF J.5

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360 N. Green Chicago, IL, USA // 2016 // Proposed 700,000 sq. ft. Part of a Planned Development in Chicago’s West Loop, this proposed Class-A commercial office building provides over 700,000 SF of space on large floorplates optimized for the dense, open-office desking popular at technology companies. Throughout this rapid conceptual design exercise, I led the design of the building massing, facade, and retail expression as well as core layout and structural expression under the direction of Sasha Zjelnic. The building’s massing idea is quite simple - two overlapping rectangles staggered to take advantage of the site’s uneven shape. This simple diagram provides plentiful self-shading at the skin of the building and allows large floor plates served by a centralized, highly-efficient core. The minimal volumetric language of the massing diagram is further extended through terraces interrupting the offset volume at the podium and at a mid-tower executive floor. Facade expression reinforces this idea further as the primary faces of the offset volume - the South and West facades - are treated with deep horizontal and vertical mullions in a configuration that references the formerly industrial context yet also provides additional glare and heat gain reduction during the hottest summer months. Retail program at the ground floor is expressed as a Miesian exercise in proportion and detailing, with dark anodized curtain wall and simple, structurally-expressive canopies. Design 180


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AMENITY 1500 SF

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TERRACE 8,900 SF

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443 Wabash Ave Mixed Use Chicago, IL // 2014 // Proposed 1,200,000 sq. ft. Mixed-use tower and plaza. A pedestrian plaza is abutted by a podium of retail and parking from which two towers rise. The taller tower holds residential units, the shorter, hotel rooms. The towers share a gradiated curtain wall detail which finds expression on the residential skin as small balconies and in the hotel facade as a simple mullion detail. Design, Computational Design

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Queretaro Town Center Queretaro, Mexico // 2015 // Proposed 300,000 sq. Meter Master Planning, Urban Design, and Architecture proposal for a new town center adjacent to the first American state university to open a campus in Mexico - University of Arkansas. The architecture and planning take inspiration from the geological formations and natural topography of the site, as well as vernacular typologies. Planning and Architectural design completed as part of an invited competition in partnership with Mayer Hasbani. Design

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BUILDING TYPOLOGIES

COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD

LAMINATED BOX LAMINATED BOX LAMINATED BOX LAMINATED BOX

CANOPY CANOPY CANOPY CANOPY

ARCADE ARCADE ARCADE ARCADE

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COMMERCIAL ZONES Program allocation reinforces the movement and densification of people by focusing small scale commercial in the city center adjacent to the main street and plaza.

RESIDENTIAL AND HOTEL Residences are stacked above commercial zones to densify the city center and create an urban corridor. Hotel and amenities are added in later phases.

Retail/Restaurantes Tienda Departamental Showroom

Residential Hotel

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GREEN BOULEVARDS Green boulevards and roof terraces are provided overhead and through the downtown area to further unify the district and encourage pedestrian movement. Landscaped Terraces

PARKING Vehicular parking and access to mass transit are provided off the main street, reducing vehicular traffic through the main pedestrian areas. Parking

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STACK PROGRAM - TERRACE FORM

DEFINE PUBLIC SPACE - CREATE ARCADES

GENERATE CIRCULATION PATHS

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