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Nikota Litzin


Nikota Litzin University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture 602.738.2074 nlitzin@email.arizona.edu

References Brad Lang, AIA Studio Instructor, Assistant Lecturer School of Architecture University of Arizona 480-570-5296 bradlang@email.arizona.edu Chris Trumble, AIA, LEED AP Studio Instructor, Assistant Professor School of Architecture University of Arizona 520-621-6741 ctrumble@email.arizona.edu

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Force Resolution 04 Truth in Nature 06


If my design philosophy could be summarized in one sentence, it would be -- To demonstrate a deeper understanding of the everyday, of context, and of pragmatic systems in order to design spaces that evoke meaning and speak to the subconscious in direct ways.

Expected graduation date (incoming) 5th yr, University of Arizona, GPA 3.2

Education 2015 2014-2015

Graduate study Professional practice Community involvement on the Navajo Reservation

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Work Experience Document Conversion Assistant/Lab Monitor 2011-2013 Disability Resource Center, . University of Arizona .

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Awards | Special Recognition Chief Manuelito Tribal Scholarship Recipient 2013-2014 ABOR/AIMS Scholarship Recipient 2010-2014 Philip W. Dinsmore Scholarship Recipient Fall 2012 Skills | Qualifications Grasshopper Beyond Basics, Instructor Oct. 2013 University of Arizona . Adobe Suite, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and related plug-ins Revit, Ecotect, Vasari, 3ds Max Other Interests Landscape Architecture, Urban Design/Planning, American Indian Studies, Running, Guitar

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Form Diagram

Force Diagram

Analysis

CNC Formwork

Formwork Support

Acetate overlay

Cast

Heat-Forming

Thrust Restraint

Force Distribution

Concrete Shell | Force Analysis and Resolution An open air pavilion expressing the relationship between form, pattern, and structure. The tripartite form suggests stability, and the structural rib/coffer system allows for material efficiency. Force analysis conducted in RhinoVault, a funicular form finding plug-in for Rhino, demonstrates the efficiencies of shell structures in the distribution of load across a surface.

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Process

Credits: Dulce Arambula. Nikota Litzin. Jordan Pascua. Miriam Strauss. Michael Vo.


35'

Drawings

Area: 796 sq. ft.

29’

Area: 796 sq. ft.

29’

35'

Reflected Ceiling Plan Reflected Ceiling Plan

Casting Diagram Plastic Mold

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Unitarian Universalist Campus | Truth in Nature The Unitarian Universalist congregation consists of a diverse set of individuals who convene to discuss. The interest being in the universal truths shared by the different religions and the respect of nature. The campus begins a dialogue of land ethic. Each wall has an effect, bringing change to a largely undisturbed desert site at the base of Pusch Ridge.

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Rhythm and Meter

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A long-winded story, an existing process, a network of systems. Each coming rain, a moment. A fleeting instant, a chronic disturbance, bringing life and opportunity. A distinct rhythm, a predictable frequency, a natural pattern emerges. The seasons pass, the cycle continues, establishing tempo, vast and slow moving. The order of the body confronted with the order of the desert. An attempt to capture a moment.

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Vessel As part of the UU Program, the chalice symbolizes the beliefs of the congregation. Located at the end of the procession, the chalice marks the entry into the nature chapel and the interruption of the natural environmentillustrating the consequences of human influence. Water builds and is released underneath the chalice, leaving its mark on the wall below. A record of the desert’s slow paced tempo.

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Material Exploration


Nature Chapel Plan 1/4” = 1’=0”

Nature Chapel Derived from the interdependent relationship between a saguaro and its nurse plant, the nature chapel provides a protected space for those searching for truth in nature.

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Center for Information and Collaboration | A Continuous Experience The CIC aims to bring together three facets of design thought to encourage creation and growth. Topographical changes define collaborative zones consisting of compartmentalized group environments, focused lecture, and individual study. Each zone may be found along a continuous experience of displaced levels and sloping transitions, ultimately affecting perception and accessibility of space.

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Nikota Litzin 602.738.2074 nlitzin@email.arizona.edu


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