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NICOLE M c KERNAN MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AUTUMN 2018


SELECTED WORKS 2014-2018

CONTACT: NICOLE MCKERNAN 11327 15TH AVE NE SEATTLE, WA 98125 NMCKERN@UW.EDU 425-281-6555

DISCOVERY PARK LAB

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GREEN LAKE BOAT HOUSE

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INDUSTRIAL TREEHOUSE

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3D WORKS pages 14-15 2D WORKS pages 16-17 BUILDING PATTERNS

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UPPER LEVEL

LOWER LEVEL

DISCOVERY PARK SOILS LAB

DISCOVERY PARK, SEATTLE, WA. ARCH 300. ROB CORSER. THE SOILS LAB PROVIDES EQUIPMENT, ACCOMMODATIONS, AND RESEARCH MATERIALS FOR STUDENTS TO CONDUCT SOIL EXPERIMENTS AND LEARN ABOUT THE ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT OF DISCOVERY PARK. SITUATED ON THE TOE OF THE ONLY HILL IN THE MEADOW, THE SOILS LAB IS ACCESSIBLE AT GROUND LEVEL ON BOTH STORIES, WITH MINIMAL IMPACT TO THE SITE. THE ELEVATION CHANGE ALLOWS FOR PRIVACY FROM PARK VISITORS AND ACTIVATES THE UNDERCOVER AREA AS AN EDUCATIONAL SPACE. A SHEET METAL LAB TABLE FURTHERS THE INDOOR-OUTDOOR CONNECTION OF THE LAB BY ALLOWING AMPLE SPACE FOR TEACHING, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND FOR STUDENTS TO WORK ALONG SIDE ONE ANOTHER.

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METAL ROOFING OVER PLYWOOD SHEATHING OVER 2x4 PURLINS OVER TAPERED 2x12 RAFTERS LIGHT FRAME STEEL POST & BEAM FRAMING

CEDAR CLAD PARTITION WALLS STOREFRONT WINDOWS SLIDING CEDAR SUN SHADE

CONCRETE SKIM COAT FINISH FLOOR 2x12 FLOOR FRAMING LIGHT FRAME STEEL POST & BEAM FRAMING

PERFORATED METAL STAIR SLIDING LAB DOOR SHEET METAL LAB TABLE NORTH ELEVATION

INSULATED RAMMED EARTH WALLS LAB SINKS & STORAGE CEDAR CLAD PARTITION WALLS CONCRETE FLOOR LIGHT FRAME STEEL POST & BEAM FRAMING SECTION LOOKING SOUTH 6|

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1. OFFICE & CONFERENCE 2. AFTER SCHOOL STUDY ZONE 3. PUBLIC RESTROOMS 4. PUBLIC INDOOR ROWING CENTER 5. COACHES LOCKERS & OFFICES 6. MENS LOCKERS 7. COMMUNITY MEETING AREA 8. WOMENS LOCKERS 9. SMALL CRAFT STORAGE 10. SHELL STORAGE 11. SHELL REPAIR BAY 12. RENTAL SPACE 13. COACHES LAUNCH 14. EXISTING FACILITIES PLAN

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Coaches And Office Kids And Rowing Public Access Adult Programs

GREEN LAKE SHELL HOUSE

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GREEN LAKE PARK, SEATTLE, WA. ARCH 400. DANIEL STETTLER. THE GREEN LAKE SHELL HOUSE WILL REPLACE THE INSUFFICIENT SMALL CRAFT CENTER AS THE HUB FOR SEATTLE PARK’S WATER PROGRAMS. THE CURVING NATURE OF THE PROPOSAL IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE EXISTING CONICAL PILES AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE BOAT HOUSE AS AN ANCHOR TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE LAKE. THE NEW FACILITIES INCLUDE A PUBLIC INDOOR ROWING CENTER UNDER THE AQUA THEATER, RENTAL SPACE FOR SINGLE BOATS, AND SAIL BOATS, KAYAKS, CANOES AND SHELLS FOR THE YEAR-AROUND PROGRAMS. THE CURVE CONNECTS ESSENTIAL PARTS OF THE DESIGN PROGRAM THROUGH A CENTRAL AXIS AND ALLOWS VIEWS TO THE WATER FROM ALL AREAS OF THE BUILDING. THE CENTRAL STAIR TO THE WATERFRONT ACTS AS ADDITIONAL STADIUM SEATING FOR BOATING EVENTS AND CREATES A DIALOGUE WITH THE EXISTING AQUA THEATER.

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SHEET METAL ROOFING SIP PANEL

SHEET METAL ROOFING SIP PANEL

8x10 GLUE-LAM BEAM 8x10 GLUE-LAM BEAM

2x10 JOISTS 2x10 JOISTS

2-GL WINDOWS

2-GL WINDOWS

8x8 GLUE-LAM COLUMN WITH 6x8 Y-SUPPORTS

8x8 GLUE-LAM COLUMN WITH 6x8 Y-SUPPORTS

RIGID INSULATION T&G WOOD CLADDING PLYWOOD 8x10 GLUE-LAM BEAM VAPOR BARRIER AIR SPACE BRICK & BRICK TIES FLASHING

WOOD DECKING RIGID INSULATION JOISTS T&G WOOD2x10 CLADDING PLYWOOD 8x10 GLUE-LAM BEAM VAPOR BARRIER AIR SPACE BRICK & BRICK TIES FLASHING

GROUND LEVEL

DOCK LEVEL, LOOKING SOUTH

GROUND LEVEL

CONCRETE RETAINING WALL WITH STEPPED SILL

EXISTING CONCRETE GRADE BEAM

EXISTING CONCRETE GRADE BEAM 1/8” : 1’-0” WALL SECTION

EXISTING CONICAL PILES SHELL HOUSE MEZZANINE SECTION

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STREET LEVEL, LOOKING SOUTH

PRELIMINARY SKETCHES

CONCRETE RETAINING WALL WITH STEPPED SILL

EXISTING CONICAL PILES

WOOD DECKING 2x10 JOISTS

ENCLOSED AQUA THEATER SECTION

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ROOF DECK A

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CONTAINER TOP

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6'-0" CONTAINER OFFSET

8'-5"

9'-6"

EAST PROPERTY LINE

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RAIN BARREL

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FOUNDATION

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1. LIQUEFACTION PRONE SOILS NECESSITATED AN 18” MAT SLAB FOUNDATION OVER 24” OF COMPACTED GRAVEL TO “FLOAT” THE STRUCTURE DURING A SEISMIC EVENT. 2. THE UNHEATED STORAGE SECTION SITS UNDER THE MAIN DECK. 3. SPRAY FOAM INSULATION IS REQUIRED AT ALL INTERIOR CONTAINER SURFACES, INCLUDING THE UNDERSIDE OF THE CANTILEVER, TO LOWER THE DEW POINT AND ELIMINATE CONDENSATION. 4. THE ROOF DECK IS ACCESSED VIA SHIPS LADDER FROM THE MAIN DECK. 5. TAPERED 2X SLEEPERS WITH A PVC MEMBRANE PROTECT THE CONTAINER ROOF FROM STANDING WATER. WATER DRAINS TO RAIN BARRELS FOR REUSE. AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF SLEEPERS COUNTERS THE SLOPE FOR FLAT DECK GRATING.

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INDUSTRIAL TREEHOUSE

PROFESSIONAL WORK. GEORGETOWN, SEATTLE, WA. 2016-2017 THIS MODEST STRUCTURE IS A SATELLITE OFFICE FOR AN ON-THE-GO PHILANTHROPIST. THE PROGRAM WAS DRIVEN BY MATERIAL REUSE, LIVING SMALL, AND BUILDING GREEN. IT DEVELOPED FROM THE JUXTAPOSITION OF THE SITE’S INDUSTRIAL SURROUNDINGS AND A DESIRE FOR CONNECTION TO THE GREEN OASIS THAT COVERS THE PROPERTY. THIS URBAN RETREAT ALLOWS THE OWNER TO BE SITTING IN THE CANOPY OF THE LARGE ELM TREES COVERING THE PROPERTY WHILE MEETING WITH CLIENTS. COMPLETE WITH A KITCHEN & BATH, THE TREEHOUSE DOUBLES AS A GUEST HOUSE FOR VISITORS. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND DRAFTING.

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CASE STUDY HOUSE NO. 8: EAMES HOUSE. WOOD, CHIP BOARD, AND PLASTER. ARCH 301. 1” : 1’-0” SCALE MODEL. GROUP COLLABORATION WITH IVY WANG AND HARRIS HIDAYAT.

PLANS TOY CATHEDRAL. MDF. ART 272: MATERIALS IN REAL SPACE. OBJECTIVE: ANALYZE THE PROGRAM OF A TOY AND APPLY IT TO ADULTS. THE TOY CATHEDRAL PROGRESSES FROM THE SIMPLE BUILDING BLOCK TO A COMPLEX PUZZLE OF INTERSECTING SHAPES. IN THIS CASE, THE BUTTRESSES HOLD UP THE VAULTS, AND ARE LOCKED INTO PLACE BY THE WALL ARCHES. DESIGNED TO BE USED WITHOUT DIRECTIONS, THE PROJECT ALLOWS THE USER TO CREATIVELY ATTACH, DETACH, AND INTERSECT UNTIL THEY ACHIEVE THE FINAL RESULT.

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EARLY CONCEPT SKETCH

MICRO-LIVING EXPANDABLE TABLE. PLYWOOD AND PINE. ARCH 402: NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN/BUILD OBJECTIVE: BUILD A USABLE OBJECT WITH A SHEET OF PLYWOOD IN ONE WEEK. THE TABLE SHELL IS CONSTRUCTED OF GLUE-LAMINATED PLYWOOD STRIPS, WITH TWO SLIDING BOX PLATFORMS. CONCEALED WOOD DOWELS IN A TRACK ALLOW THE PLATFORMS TO SLIDE AND SWING OUT FOR TWO OR THREE ADDITIONAL SURFACES, OR THE TABLE CAN REMAIN IN ITS COMPACT, FOLDED FORM.

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These offline services include access to maps, downloaded based on a user’s “home location”; access to the virtual library of survival and first aid tips; emergency contacts, whose locations will become visible once the phone receives an earthquake warning; and a shared plan, which is a syncable notepad where select contacts can share any phone numbers, notes, directions or a meet -up location with children or other users.

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Hammon St.

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Corson St.

11th Ave

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Cardinal St.

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             

Checklists for the prepared, unprepared, interested and uninterested. Plus lists of food storage, first aid kits, car kits, etc to maintain a running total of what is stocked

Step by step tutorials, articles, and information all available offline in a virtual preparation encyclopedia

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Hammon St.

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  

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McGraw St.

Corson St.

Cardinal St.

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The black and white color scheme will turn on during an earthquake to save power

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   

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  

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While the app is the primary function of the software, the website allows for the homeless, non-profits, businesses, and organizations to prepare on a larger scale. It will also link to the EERI Mitigation Center to help residents to evaluate their home.

Ave.

Findlay St.

McGraw St.

13th Ave

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Penn

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Findlay St.

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10th Ave

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City disaster planning information is largely unavailable to the public, if it exists at all. MyEpicenter will change that: any triage center, food or water distribution location, and shelter area will be labeled on offline maps, so you’ll know where to go for what you need.

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City disaster planning information is largely unavailable to the public, if it exists at all. MyEpicenter will change that: any triage center, food or water distribution location, and shelter area will be labeled on offline maps, so you’ll know where to go for what you need.

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For the idle user, just like string tied to the finger, the app will create a visual reminder every time the user sees the icon, and without even opening the app, it will continually prompt thoughts about their preparedness. If all else fails, they know they will have a pocket of vital information in time of crisis.

As the Pacific Northwest prepares for “ the big one”, Yellowstone locals prepare for the super volcano, and Southern Californians prepare for the San Jacinto fault slip. “The big one” has different meanings beyond the Northwest, and so MyEpicenter is designed to adapt to provide safety, survival, and recovery skills for any disaster, in any area of the world.

For the idle user, just like string tied to the finger, the app will create a visual reminder every time the user sees the icon, and without even opening the app, it will continually prompt thoughts about their preparedness. If all else fails, they know they will have a pocket of vital information in time of crisis.

13th Ave

Pre-earthquake, a user can run through preparedness checklists, bookmark articles on first aid and survival skills in the virtual library, study their local emergency setup locations via maps, and most importantly, set up their offline account.

For the prepared user, the app will vastly further planning possibilities and ease stress by having all information together at the critical moment.

These offline services include access to maps, downloaded based on a user’s “home location”; access to the virtual library of survival and first aid tips; emergency contacts, whose locations will become visible once the phone receives an earthquake warning; and a shared plan, which is a syncable notepad where select contacts can share any phone numbers, notes, directions or a meet -up location with children or other users.

As the Pacific Northwest prepares for “ the big one”, Yellowstone locals prepare for the super volcano, and Southern Californians prepare for the San Jacinto fault slip. “The big one” has different meanings beyond the Northwest, and so MyEpicenter is designed to adapt to provide safety, survival, and recovery skills for any disaster, in any area of the world.

11th Ave

Offline services are key during the earthquake, as communications go down approximately ten minutes after the first quake.

Pre-earthquake, a user can run through preparedness checklists, bookmark articles on first aid and survival skills in the virtual library, study their local emergency setup locations via maps, and most importantly, set up their offline account.

For the prepared user, the app will vastly further planning possibilities and ease stress by having all information together at the critical moment.

10th Ave

The app functions with two scenarios in mind: before the earthquake and during the earthquake.

9th Ave

  

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Offline services are key during the earthquake, as communications go down approximately ten minutes after the first quake.

9th Ave

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The app functions with two scenarios in mind: before the earthquake and during the earthquake.

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While the app is the primary function of the software, the website allows for the homeless, non-profits, businesses, and organizations to prepare on a larger scale. It will also link to the EERI Mitigation Center to help residents to evaluate their home.

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Checklists for the prepared, unprepared, interested and uninterested. Plus lists of food storage, first aid kits, car kits, etc to maintain a running total of what is stocked

myEPICENTER. READY TO RUMBLE COMPETITION ENTRY, 2016.  ARCHITECTS WITHOUT BORDERS + SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL COMPETITION TO DESIGN A TOOL, METHOD,  SYSTEM OR PRODUCT TO BETTER PREPARE SEATTLEITES FOR THE “BIG ONE”. myEPICENTER COMBINES VITAL  CITY EMERGENCY PLANNING, PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS, OFFLINE DATA, AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS INTO A POCKET-SIZED RESOURCE FOR BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES.

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Step by step tutorials, articles, and information all available offline in a virtual preparation encyclopedia

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      

The black and white color scheme will turn on during an earthquake to save power

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 

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        

HAND DRAWINGS AND SITE SKETCHES, 2013-2014 DRAWING: PAPER BAGS, ARCH 210. SKETCHES (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): HÄRLANDA KYRKA, BAGSVÆRD KIRKE, ST. HALLVARD KIRKE, ST. PETRI KIRKE - KLIPPAN, ST. PETRI KIRKE - KLIPPAN, LOUISIANA MUSEUM.

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NICOLE MCKERNAN NMCKERN@UW.EDU 425-281-6555 ABOVE: PATTERNS & SYMMETRIES LOCATIONS (CLOCKWISE): VERSAILLES, OSLO, PETÄJÄVESI, PETÄJÄVESI, COPENHAGEN, OSLO, NOORMARKKU.

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