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OLEKSANDRA KAZYMIRSKA Architecture student portfolio

Oleksandra Kazymirska

2700 Ellendale Pl, Apt. 209 Los Angeles, CA, 90007 USA 1(213) 572 9841

EDUCATION 08/2011 - till present 09/2007 – 10/2010 09/2006 – 06/2007 09/2001 – 04/2006

Master of Architecture Post Professional, University of Southern California, USA Post degree studies in Architecture, National Academy of Arts and Architecture, Ukraine Master of Architecture, National Academy of Arts and Architecture, Ukraine Bachelor of Architecture, National Academy of Arts and Architecture, Ukraine

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2004 – 2011 2003 – 2004 2001 – 2004

Architect – Architectural bureau “S. Babushkin”, Ltd., Kiev, Ukraine Design, 3D modeling, constuction documents Architect – Architectural company “MUM”, Kiev, Ukraine Interior Design, constuction documents Landscape Architect – PE “Nemo”, Kiev, Ukraine Landscape and interior design

SKILLS Revit, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, Digital Project, ArtLantis, 3DMax, SketchUp, Vasari, Ecotect, ParaCloud,PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, MS Office AWARDS 2010 2009 2008 2008 2007 2006

Fulbright Graduate Student Program Leonardo-2009, Prize of Moscow Architectural Union, Minsk, Belarus All-Ukrainian contests of graduate diploma projects, 1-st place Chmutina N.B. Found reward, Ukraine All-Ukrainian contests of graduate diploma projects, 1-st place ARATTA “Round of Kiev city gates”. Special Diploma, Ukraine

LANGUAGES Ukrainian, Russian, English, Italian, Polish


Trade center

Trade center Type of project: academic Bachelor degree project

Food court



Night club

Trade center is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The biggest influence on the construction and design of the center was the idea to create a bright accent near the crossroad of traffic routes between the central and southern parts of the city.

Cultural center Type of project: academic Master degree project



In this project inhabitable bridge is considering as a horizontal tower which integrates with the urban condition. It is proposed modular assemblies of self-similar, mass-customized components which integrate structure, skin, circulation, and program into a single and coherent system.


Project is located between Figueroa Street (West) Flower street (East) and Jefferson bolivar (South) in Historic South Central, Los Angeles. Structure begins its movement from the ground finding closest roofs of industrial buildings or parking lot. After this action structure cross freeway avoiding its surface and rich the final point on opposite site of freeway connecting two neighborhoods.



SKINS’ FORMING Defining surface and attractior points

FRAMING uses as shading

SMOKE INSTALATION IN BEIJING Smoke Path simulation using GrowFx in 3D Max

Creating ramdom path and esteblishing magnet

Specifying Path of each branch according to magnet object

The goal of this project is to design an installation for Beijing Biennale based on a natural process simulation. Studying the physical forces and defining rules to distribution of the smoke was the core of the project. The simulation of the smoke was done in three phases:

Increasing dencity of the third branch path

Creating smoke path along the smooth shape

The first phase was a physical simulation (producing smoke in different ways e.g. Cigarette smoke, Cigar smoke, fire smoke, smoke bombs, etc.) The second phase was to define rules of distribution, and which combination of the programs can simulate the pattern in the best way. The third phase was an actual simulation using 3D Max GrowFX and building a 3d model based on the 3D Max results.

Simulating smoke path using several shapes

LIFT. Campus in South Central LA

LIFT. The project of art campus is located at Crenshaw Boulevard in South Central, Los Angeles. The main goal of the project was to preserve existing industrial buildings and lift a new campus on top of them. The main idea was to create new quality spaces both for students and for people from the neighborhood. The decision to make this campus artistic was because of an existing experience of other cities for improving their neighborhoods by creating art districts. This campus consists of: Central Plant, Maintenance Facility, Child Development Center, Fitness and Athletics Center, Humanities Classroom Building, Production/Media Arts/ Fine Arts Building, Theatre, Library and Dining Hall, Student Services/ Administration, Science Center, Student Union, Job Placement and Campus Data Center; totaling 650,000sq ft. The territory is designed as a park to connect neighborhoods and diminish the impact of the existing industrial area. The idea of the park is to “invite in� and lead to new spaces and levels of the project. The park consists of 3 main squares that penetrate and lead consequently to each other. Numerous ramps lead to the second level of campus. The landscape of the second level is designed to provide access to the green roofs of the buildings.

Theater. Interior

Perspective view

Perspective view

General plan


The Pacific Bell complex (At&t Building) Pasadena by Neptune and Thomas associated 1971












Solar penetration from Southern Fasade

Wind distribution on facade, based on Grasshopper definition (Co-De-It)

Winter Solstice at 12pm

Spring Equinox at 12pm

Summer Solstice at 12pm

LOUVER SYSTEM Vertical louvers

Fall Equinox at 12pm

Wind performance

Solar performance

Perspective view from parking

Perspective view Louvers' mechanical joints

Perspective view

Perspective view


The desire to “dissolve� the building in the natural environment dictated the wave-type bioforms. The adjacent territory will have a terrace deck with specific lugs for a more comfortable and intimate environment for guests. The prototypes of these lugs were yachts and multi-mast sailing vessels.

Conceptual proposal of organization of Solomenskaya square with the memorial and museum complex "Serve the people of Ukraine� Kiev, Ukraine. The museum devoted to the memory of perished police officers is located in front of the academy National University of Internal Affairs. One of the most important conditions was preservation of the grounds for parades and academy needs. The museum is connected to the academy building by an underground passage. The museum includes conference halls and lecture halls for students and guests.

Conceptual proposal of organization of Solomenskaya square with the memorial and museum complex "Serve the people of Ukraine� Kiev, Ukraine.

Premier Palace Hotel in Kharkiv Stage: Built Design and construction of a hotel in the city of Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine. It was one of the fastest constructions in Ukraine. This project was strict in time, and in the spring of 2010 we won the competition. A year later in December 2011 the hotel started operating. We managed to finish the construction of the hotel in time for the soccer championship Euro 2012.

SKY MALL Shopping center Stage: Built Sky Mall was a part of a neighborhood development project, located on one of the islands on the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. The shopping center consists of a main building – shops, food court and cinemas; supermarket and parking structure.

SILVER BREEZE Stage: Under construction This complex is located on the left bank of the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. It consists of a high-rise dwelling, office center and shopping center.



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