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NICKOLAS WATKINS PORTFOLIO 2013


PROFESSIONAL SAMPLES


- KODIAK HIGH SCHOOL BOND - KODIAK HIGH SCHOOL - CLACKAMAS TOWN CENTER - CORPORATE DESIGN CONCEPTS - GOSS STADIUM EXPANSION


KODIAK HIGH SCHOOL B O N D KODIAK, ALASKA

These images are the property of the Kodiak Island Borough. These were conceptual images for a proposed high school addition in the city of Kodiak, Alaska. The images were to be displayed at public meetings and forums leading up to the vote of a new school bond. Similar proposals had failed twice before and it was decided that images such as these would better help the public visualize the possibilities than simple diagrams and budgets alone.


KODIAK HIGH SCHOOL SCHEMATIC KODIAK, ALASKA

This work is the property of Jensen Yorba Lott inc of Juneau, Alaska and DLR Group’s Seattle, WA office. As an intern for Jensen Yorba Lott I was responsible for the schematic design of the exterior of the Kodiak High School addition and renovation project. I found inspiration for the color and material palette from the cannery vernacular of the City of Kodiak itself and from the natural surroundinsg on Kodiak Island.


KODIAK HIGH SCHOOL


CLACKAMAS T O W N CENTER HAPPY VALLEY, OREGON

Property of DLR Group. This project is an addition and remodel onto the Clackamas Town Center Shopping mall. I was involved in the design development and construction document phases of this project. Sketch-up, AutoCAD 2008, and Adobe CS5 were used.


G O S S S TA D I U M EXPANSION CORVALLIS, OREGON

Property of DLR Group. This project is a locker room addition onto Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium I was involved in the schematic design and design development phases of this project. Sketchup, V-Ray and Adobe CS5 were used.


CORPORATE DESIGN CONCEPTS SEATTLE AND KIRKLAND, WA

Property of DLR Group. These were some quick conconceptual studies for an insert in a Boeing 5x5 Hanger in Seattle, WA and for transforming and existing office park in Kirkland, WA.


CORPORATE DESIGN CONCEPTS


SCHOOL SAMPLES


- CHICAGO GALLERY TOWER - DETROIT LEARNING CENTER - MOSCOW AQUATIC CENTER - PRIEST RIVER COMMUNITY CENTER


CHICAGO GALLERY T O W E R CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

In designing a landmark tower dedicated to the arts it was important to create moments of solid monumentality offset by the seemingly weightless or floating effects invoked by cantilevers, bridges, and a relativly open ground floor. This is representative of the arts being mankinds greatest outlet to test all human emotions as well as what is percieved as logical or socially acceptible. The site’s 70’ deep, 100’ diameter hole becomes a focal point with the masses of the tower forming around it. The deep void is a preexisting site feature and allows for creating an experience that no client would otherwise fund. The precessional crossing of the void to see a performance in the auditorium space would be like nothing else Chicago offers. The material pallette consists of reinforced concrete encased in a white concrete cladding, perforated aluminium shading devices, broken every so often by a protruding green acylic paneled box, as well as a curtainwall glazing system, which showcases the vertical circulation further emphasizing the buildings vericality. The base of the site is devoted to a combination community park and sculpture garden.


C H I C A G O G A L L E R Y TO W E R


C H I C A G O G A L L E R Y TO W E R

artist’s studios artist’s studios

classrooms/workshops classrooms/workshops

library library changing galleries changing galleries


KITCHEN

BAR PERMANANT COLLECTION 2 RESTAURANT

ARTIST’S STUDIOS

ELEVATORS

LIBRARY

WOMEN’S RR

EXIT STAIR

TEMPORARY GALLERY 2

RAMP

FLOOR 3

FLOOR 6

FLOOR 14

MEN’S RR


DETROIT L EA R N I N G CENTER DETROIT, MICHIGAN

The program called for static learning and work zones (offices, classrooms, and study rooms) and social interaction zones (commons, seating areas, small performance and discussion spaces) all intertwined within the new addition as well as moving into the existing. Everything is then organized along a central axis which creates one long interaction zone. Supporting interactions zones and static learning zones form along that spine. The Axis also creates the horizontal and vertical visual connections through the building. This action mimics the wide avenues that are so much a part of the way the City of Detroit is organized and connected. This visual connection is extremely important as moving between learning spaces is constant through the day as is teamwork between students in different areas of expertice. For instance, the culinary arts program may require a joint learning project with the business program and the graphic design program. There are also community engagement rooms and offices that allow for community outreach, partnerships between public and private entities, and neighborhood advocacy to occur from one central point within the city.


DETROIT LEARNING CENTER

KITCHEN

GROUP ROOM GROUP ROOM

OFFICE

OFFICE

LEVEL 3 LEVEL 3

OPEN TO BELOW

COMMONS

COMMONS MEZZANINE

OPEN TO BELOW

DN

OPEN TO BELOW

DN

GROUP ROOM

CULINARY ARTS

LEVEL LEVEL 2 2

OPEN TO BELOW

UP

CAFE OPEN TO BELOW

COMMONS/EVENT SPACE

LEVEL 1

CLASSROOM

UP

OFFICE

RESTAURANT

CLASSROOM

UP

OPEN TO BELOW

OPEN TO BELOW

OFFICE

CONFERENCE ROOM

OPEN TO BELOW

GROUP ROOM

OFFICE

GROUP ROOM

FRONT DESK

LOBBY

GROUP ROOM

DN

GROUP ROOM

OPEN TO BELOW

GROUP ROOM OPEN TO BELOW

STORAGE

OPEN TO BELOW

DETROIT PROGRESS EXHIBIT

OPEN TO BELOW

PRESENTATION SPACE

ART GALLERY


MOSCOW A Q U AT I C CENTER MOSCOW, IDAHO

The aquatic center design is study of contrasting landscape features of the region. The goal is to make the very large facility seem to rise from landsccape. The textured concrete walls are reminicent of the moments across the inland Northwest where dark bisalt rises up from the grasslands creating an interesting visual contrast. The facade further plays on this theme by having a broad horizontal movement broken by moments of vertical empahsis much like the Palouse landscape. The plan organization follows some of the same logic as a Roman Bath. A large central olympic sized pool is accented by smaller more private swimming zones of varying temperatures.


M O S C OW

LEVEL 1

AQ UAT I C WOMEN’S

LOBBY

STORAGE

MECH

COMPETITION POOL

LIFE GUARD

DIVING POOL

OFFICE GIFT SHOP

CAFE MEN’S

HOT POOLS LOBBY


EVENT SPACE

CHILDREN’S POOL

CLASSROOM

LEVEL 2

BLEACHERS

BLEACHERS


PRIEST RIVER COMMUNITY CENTER PRIEST RIVER, IDAHO

A community that invests is far more likely to achieve economic prosperity. A skilled and knowledgeable workforce is essential to the continual growth of any community. Priest River, Idaho is a community that has suffered the loss of jobs in the timber industry. the lack of retraining opportunitie in the area has not allowed for residents of Priest River to compete for the new jobs coming to the area. An effective community learning facility with an emphasis on vocational training would allow for learning opportunities to every member of the community as well as give workers the skills needed to compete for jobs in manufactoring, tourism and hospitality, early childhood education, business/it, auto mechanics, welding, construction, and regional environmental studies. All of these career paths would also place emphasis on utilizing sustainable technologies available to their field. The main goal of this facility is to bring the whole community together in a state of the art learning environment.


PRIEST RIVER COMMUNITY CENTER

WEST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION


LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

FIGURE GROUND

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