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portfolio of selected work


CONTENTS 01

Three Houses

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Stacy House

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Emory School

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Bath Building

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Johnny’s House

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Fitts Architects

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Goodwyn, Mills, Cawood

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School Work

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In Progress

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More Projects

Greensboro, Alabama

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Greensboro, Alabama

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Greensboro, Alabama

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Demopolis, Alabama

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Greensboro, Alabama

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama

Auburn, Alabama

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Illinois and Alabama

Newbern, Alabama

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THREE HOUSES HERO Housing Resource Center

Location: Greensboro, Alabama Role in Project: Project Manager & Lead Designer through Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents

Status: Development & Research HERO is a non-profit located in Greensboro, Alabama, which provides community and housing resources for Hale County. Working with families, HERO strives to improve housing situations through one-on-one housing counseling and group classes. Once prepared for homeownership, the housing counselor works with the family to explore their housing options. The Rural Development 502 Loan is one option for a family with limited income to be able to afford a new house. Typically, house designs that certify for this loan are limited, not regionally designed, and generally outdated. I recognized the need for housing models that satisfied a clients needs in affordability, scale, and design. To qualify for this loan type, income levels and credit are the two most important factors.. By looking at census statistics for the region, the target demographics based on current housing and average incomes can be determined, which becomes the model for typical housing clients. I based the design of the houses on three criteria: energy and environmental responsibility, a cohesive asset to an existing neighborhood, and the clientelle must have pride in the house design.

OPPOSITE Sketches of local houses in Hale County, expressing typical elevations; a front porch and simple roof lines. THREE HOUSES

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18% single mother

6% mobile homes

households

28% of these, live

below the poverty line

Families in the United States

Housing in United States

vs.

vs. 30% single mother households

36% mobile homes

(2,765 mobile homes)

(1,383 families)

53% of these, live below the poverty line

(734 families) Families in Hale County

Housing in Hale County

chart comparison 1

chart comparison 2

Single Mother Families

Housing Types

Hale County is one of the poorest counties, in one of the poorest states in the nation. Statistics demand a specifc housing product;

HERO must accomodate all income levels. The affordability of the

based on size, type, and affordability.

house designs is especially important when 24% of the population have an income of $10,000 or less. HERO strives to build smaller,

HERO sees many single mothers, typically with three or more

smarter homes that cost less to operate over the lifetime of the

children. The family/client works with a housing counselor to explain

house.

their situation and housing aspirations. * chart comparison 1 A housing counselor works with the client through months of oneon-one meetings and group classes. The classes teach the value of home ownership verses the common alternative, leasing a mobile home. The client is also taking credit classes, and learning about financial stability through budgeting. * chart comparison 2 4 | THR E E H O U S E S


OPPOSITE Housing and Poverty vStatistics US vs. Hale Co, Ala. !"""#$%#&'()*)#+*,'-*#./-012(3',40'()*)45678 ABOVE Home of Ms Rosie, a HERO client. THREE HOUSES

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The resulting three houses satisfy the critera of scale, affordabilty,

My experience at HERO gave me the opportunity to understand

and design. Varying in scale and style, it is now possible to start the

a process really well, analyze where it could improve, and how to

conversation with a client about aspects he or she likes and dislikes.

approach it. Beginning from the time a client walks in the door

The baseline for a lifelong efficient and durable home has been set.

at HERO to the moment they move in to their first new home,

Cosmetic changes can be made without altering the inherit elements,

the process is long and complicated at times. I recognized the

such as construction techniques and materiality.

importance of a house design solution that was accessible and useful to each of the parties involved; counselors, designers, USDA,

The final product is useful in a number of ways. Housing Counselors

and most importantly the client.

use these “boards” when explaining to clients and curious visitors the type of housing products HERO advocates. During a counseling

The next steps for this project includes the construction of each

session, it may be necessary to “walk” a potential homeowner

of the houses. It will be especially useful in the future to have a

through layout or accomodations. The clear format of plan and

model for potential homebuyers to experience. The drawings and

elevation help when teaching how to read a plan and relate it to

plans I developed are a big step forward in HERO’s housing and

an image. The designs are useful as jumping off points to begin

construction capabilities, providing the groundwork for further

personalizing each clients’ home. The ability to compare one to the

exploration in the housing type.

next with a few important figures, keeps the process streamline and more efficient.

FOLLOWING PAGES Final model home boards. The actual size of the boards are 11” x 17” mounted and laminated. 6 | THR E E H O U S E S


fayehouse 748 sf conditioned space 140 sf covered space 888 sf total 2 bedrooms 1 bathrooms total dimensions: 22’-8” x 51’-8”

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charliehouse 1,020 sf conditioned space 288 sf covered space 1,308 sf total 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms total dimensions: 29’-0” x 54’-0”

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parkhouse 1,117 sf conditioned space 183 sf covered space 1,300 sf total 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms total dimensions: 33’-4” x 57’-0”

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10 | STA C Y H O U S E


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S TA C Y H O U S E HERO Housing Resource Center

Location: Greensboro, Alabama Role in Project: Project Manager through Construction Administration

Status: Completed Construction 2010 In the effort to provide additional affordable housing options to Greensboro residents, HERO worked with a regional architect to design an afforable house at an appropriate scale for the neighborhood it was to be built in. The resulting Stacy House is a three bedroom, two bath 1100 sf house that is both affordable to build and operate. As the Construction Administrator on the project I worked with a local General Contractor from start to finish, teaching one another things about our expertise daily. I was learning construction techniques first hand, while educating the contractor on the importance of things likes layout, texture, color, and light. Our learning-style relationship was very important for a project such as this one.

OPPOSITE The house is sited on a corner lot of North Ward, with new construction on the adjacent lots and existing homes across the street. STACY HOUSE

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North Ward, where this house is located, is a neighborhood that

Due to the strict budget and resources, there was extensive research

has experienced many changes over the past few years. The land

involved in specifying materials and finishes to be both afforable and

that was accquired by HERO about 8 years ago, was at the time,

durable.

comprised of broken down and decaying trailers. It has since been cleared and refurbished as a neighborhood of affordable homes.

This project was a learning experience from start to finish; budgeting,

The houses are built by three entities: Habitat for Humanity, HERO,

timelines, materials, construction, and builder-buyer relations. I value

and Auburn University’s Rural Studio.

the responsibility and hands-on opportunity I had at HERO through projects like the Stacy House. Understanding the timeline and

Situated within an existing neighborhood of Greensboro, it is

process of a construction project were very important to the design

important to integrate the North Ward houses through scale and

work I was completing simultaneously.

materiality. The non-traditional shape of the houses are dissimilar from the southern vernacular housing types in the area, but introduce added qualities such as as increased ceiling heights and natural daylighting. The simple section and small footprint of the Stacy house for example, utilizes natural daylight through a south facing clerestory, and can be used as a learning tool for homeowners to experience passive strategies. It was important to work with suppliers of finishes and fixtures to ensure a cohesive interior with the simplistic style of the structure.

OPPOSITE ABOVE Photograph of the front elevation of the Stacy House, nearing the end of construction. OPPOSITE BELOW Interior photograph of main living space during construction. STACY HOUSE

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EMORY SCHOOL HERO Housing Resource Center

Location: Locke 5 Region in Hale Co., Alabama Role in Project: Project and Construction Manager, Volunteer Coordinator

Status: Completed Construction 2009

In 1917, Julius Rosenwald recognized the need for schools in poor, rural African-American communities across the south, and founded the Rosenwald Fund with Booker T. Washington. To encourage community support for the structures, the fund would match whatever amount of money the community could raise for the construction of schools and teachers’ homes. In 2008 Lowes’ Charitable and Educational Foundation donated two million dollars to the National Trust for Historical Preservation’s Rosenwald Initiative to rescue and restore 55 schools in 11 states. HERO was the recipient of a $50,000 grant that allowed for the restoration of a rare one-room Rosenwald School located in Hale County. HERO was fortunate enough to discover the Emory-Tunstall School just outside of Greensboro, become a grant recipient, and complete the construction mainly though volunteer labor. I first joined the team when the grant winners were announced, and quickly became the project manager coordinating volunteers, contractors, and events around the project.

OPPOSITE The Emory School is built to the 11-A Plan, drawn in the early 9:"";)4##<=>)#?-,1>0*@-,#?@-(#>)#6('#6/#1='#2,)1#,'(3>1>6()#6/#1='#/-A6*)@B# '/20>'(1#@-B6*1C#A-D>(5#1='#EA6,B#%0=66@#6('#6/#1='#6@3')1#)*,7>7>(5# Rosenwald Schools in the nation. E MORY SCHOOL

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HERO found the building in extremely poor condition, having been used to store hay for over 50 years. As part of the restoration I worked with local contractors to reconstruct structural elements as historically correct as possible. The brick pier foundation, a new metal roof, and double hung operable windows, made special to match, replaced the decayed existing windows. The smaller nonoperable windows however are original frames with repaired glazing. Most of the labor can be attributed to volunteer work from two AmeriCorp NCCC teams, and a reoccuring volunteer group called UBBT (Ultimate Black Belt Test) of about 100 karate enthusiasts who have volunteered one weekend for the past 6 years. The UBBT team assigned to this project consisted on 50 volunteers, plus other community memebers.

OPPOSITE LEFT Photographs of the Emory-Tunstall school when it was discovered in near ruins. OPPOSITE RIGHT Photographs after completion of the restoration. ABOVE Photograph of myself with the UBBT volunteer group, discussing the construction of the replacement porch roof. E MORY SCHOOL

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Thanks to the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new amentity of electricity, the historic structure is now being used as a community center and gathering place in this rural neighborhood. HERO is working to install a permanent exhibition honoring and explaining Rosenwald Schools across the south, with highlights of Emory School memories and stories from students like Ms Eloise. To honor those who made this restoration possible, and to reunite the community with this historic building, HERO hosted a Grand Opening event at the school. Alumni, volunteers, and community members all joined to give thanks to the donations and to share their memories of this Rosenwald School.

ABOVE Photograph of the completed Emory-Tunstall School on the day of the Grand Opening event. OPPOSITE ABOVE Photograph of the community supper at the Grand Opening event. BELOW Photograph of 90 year old Eloise McDowell, an Emory School alumna. 18 | EMO RY S C H O O L


Ms Eloise McDowell traveled the 2 hours from Birmingham to attend our Grand Opening event at the completion of the restoration. Eloise is 90 years old, and she was able to share stories of her time attending Emory-Tunstall School. She arrived with a friend, Ms Ethel Brock, who also attended this school from 1938 when she was 6 years old, to the time when she was in 6th grade and had to move to Birmingham to continue her education. Showing the ladies around their old school was an incredible experience. It was something that they had never dreamed could happen, and it was amazing hearing the stories they had of this building over the years.

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Tennessee - Tombigbee River

Black Warrior River

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B AT H B U I L D I N G Corinne Eyre Design

Location: Demopolis, Alabama Role in Project: Lead Designer through Schematic Design and Design Development

Status: In Progress The Demopolis Yacht Basin in an important asset to Demopolis, located at the convergence of two prominent rivers in Alabama: the Tennessee-Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers. The facility is utilized by boaters and local residents primarily in the spring and summer months. There is a need for a larger facility to provide addtitional in-water and dry storage of boats. By word of mouth, I was contacted and hired to design and site the Bath Building, one of the new structures at this new marina, Kingfisher Bay. By the time I was brought on to the project, a number of parameters had already been established; the site plan, building program elements, and the complete dock system with a designated space and size for the Bath Building.

OPPOSITE The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway converges with the Black Warrior River at Demopolis Alabama, before emptying into the Gulf at Mobile. BATH BUILDING

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TO E UTAW

Like many communities in the Alabama Black Belt region, Demopolis was a thriving agricultural town at one time. The cotton fields are now home to grazing cattle, soybean fields, and catfish ponds. The

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end of sharecropping brought a lack of diversification in industry Black Warrior River

which eventually led to a drop in job opportunities. This continues to force younger generations to find work elsewhere. Demopolis is the largest city in Marengo County, with a population of 7,500.

Black Warrior River

Historically Registered structures and civil war sites make tourism

TennesseTombigbee River

one of the largest assets to Demopolis. An enthusiastic Historical Society accomodates visitors with Antebellum Home tours and

Marina

destinations such as the Historical Society Museum.

Historic Business District

Geographically, Demopolis is significant due to its positioning at the convergence of the Black Warrior River and the Tennenssee-

Historical Residential

Tombigbee Waterway. This relatively new development (completed in 1985), created a 234-mile waterway connecting the Tombigbee River with the Tennessee River. The outlet to sea offers a “short-cut” for industry out of Mobile Bay. Running parallel to the Mississippi River, the “Tenn-Tom” offers a route that is over 800 miles shorter. The improvements have brought added tourists to Demopolis; the

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This project revealed the importance of the relationship between the

I think the design is successful. The form and plan satisfy the needs

designer and the client, which is primarily based on communication.

of the client and my design ideals concurrently. The elements are

One way I communicated with the client was through drawing. When

straightforward and clear; however, a downfall is the lack of definition

I was able to provide a number of options with clear advantages and

in the materials and details. This is especially important in a project

disadvantages to each, it became much more clear to the client and

which is utilitarian by program. The interior finishes and fixtures

to myself what direction the project needed to go. I also learned

will largely define this as a successful project. It will be helpful to

however, that giving too much detail at the beginning of the design

produce detailed views of what is envisioned for specific interior

process can be counter active. It can distract from the larger design

elements.

problem by being too specific. A client will communicate what he or she thinks is the bulk of the design challenge, but chances are, there are a number of underlying issues to explore before getting to the root of the project. I learned that it is the duty of the designer to identify those pieces and react accordingly. Given the program and basic aspirations for this project, I identified larger decisions such as siting the building and the functionality of the spaces. By taking the inititive to look at this relatively focused design problem in a larger context and produce thoughtful solutions, I earned additional confidence from the client in my critical thinking and design skills.

OPPOSITE ABOVE North Elevation OPPOSITE BELOW First Level Floor Plan ABOVE Interior Rendering of Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restroom BATH BUILDING

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JOHNNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOUSE Corinne Eyre Design

Location: Greensboro, Alabama Role in Project: Lead Designer through Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents

Status: In Progress Johnny Parker, a local resident of Greensboro, accquired a house located behind his current residence on Main Street. He plans to live in this renovated historic home. I was brought into the project to aide in transforming this century old house into a historically correct structure and a comfortable home for him to live in. As a skilled jack-of-all-trades, the construction will be completed by Johnny himself. He is interested in removing all parts of the house that are not original, but needed direction in planning for the rebuiding after the demolition session. The interior layout proves to be more tricky than he originally suspected. Imposing a new program into an existing structure takes imagination and foresight. Investigating the existing structure, configuration, and possible scenerios, Johnny and I have worked together to develop a plan of action for his house.

OPPOSITE Preliminary Bathroom Elevation Sketches JO HNNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOUSE

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With the intention to restore the exterior of the house and renovate

comfortable modern interior layout; closets, utility room, storage, etc.

the interior, we began by understanding it’s construction and possible

After much consideration for how to accomodate this need without

configuration. Reinstating the original building form does not

disturbing the existing room structure, a storage region of small

inherently include an indoor kitchen or bathroom. Therefore, much of

rooms and built in storage, attaches to the inside wall of the west

the design stems from keeping the house intact while also providing

rooms, and turns to cut the hallway short.* This allows for the least

contemporary accomodations.

disturbance in the overall integrity of the layout, while also providing necessary space for Johnny. This is also a consideration for the

The interior conditions are poor and will require new wall sheathing in

future of the house and the next prospective owners when/if he

places. However, there have been very few interior embellishments

chooses to sell the property. Designing a house for a specific person

over the years which will work in favor of restoring the materials.

with specific needs can be limiting for future use.

Also, all of the doors and windows are still in the building, but many have been removed. Investigating the existing conditions, a demolition plan revealed to the client which elements should be removed and which elements should be restored. The basic four-room configuration was very common for the region in the early 1920’s. The first time we walked through the house, Johnny pointed to each room, imagining what it could be. One bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, living room, and a wrap around porch. An initially unrealized portion of the design solution occured when considering all of the spaces he didn’t realize were necessary in a

OPPOSITE 1 Front (South) Facade 2 Existing Conditions ot the “Entry” 3 Existing Conditions of the“Living Room” 4 Existing Conditions of the“Bedroom” OPPOSITE BOTTOM#%D'10=')#6/#,66A#06(25*,-1>6()4 28 | JOH N N Y ’ S H O U S E

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In some ways, this became an adaptive reuse project. For example,

There was never a discussion about the lack of storage space or

the scale and the existing architectural elements (windows, doors,

contemporary fixtures, but as a designer it is my responsibility to be

and fireplaces) made it very difficult to introduce a bathroom in an

looking ahead for those opportunities and then providing a solution.

old bedroom. The resulting design is very open in plan, and allows for most of the necessary additions to fit compactly in the “storage region” previously discussed. This allows for a clawfoot tub to be centered on the three large windows, the sink to the centered on the fireplace, and the other necessary fixtures are housed individually. The toilet is secluded, and a contemporary shower is concealed in plan. Although this project is only at the initial stage of design and construction, I was able to assist in the planning by questioning the building’s future use and owners. This project exercised the need to take design liberties as a responsibility of the designer to the client. 30 | JOH N N Y ’ S H O U S E


ABOVE Interior Perspective sketches coordinating with Floor Plans below. BELOW Floor Plans with Interior Elevations of the four main rooms; left to right, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room. JO HNNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOUSE

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FITTS ARCHITECTS Internship

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Role in Projects: Intern Architect involved in Schematic Design, Concept Renderings and Design Development

Involved in a number of varying projects at Fitts Architects, my key role was in the schmatic design of a new-construction single family home for a family of tornado survivors. The Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous historic home was swept away in the May 2011 tornado. Located in a historic neighborhood, it is important that this new home fits appropriately in the streetscape, while also accomodating the family with new program requirements. Working with the couple in client meetings, I was constantly learning how to ask sensitive questions about their home; spaces they loved and spaces they were missing. The end design satisfied all parts of their modern lifestyle while also fitting into the existing neighborhood. This small firm required everyone to be involved in every part of the project. This was a great experience for me to understand the process and timeline of a project, and also the working schedule in the office.

OPPOSITE Working Building Sections through Miller House. FITTS ARCHITECTS

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OPPOSITE ABOVE Front Elevation OPPOSITE BELOW First and Second Level Floor Plans ABOVE Rear Elevation BELOW Side Elevations FITTS ARCHITECTS

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GOODWYN MILLS C AW O O D Internship

Location: Birmingham, Alabama Role in Projects: Intern Architect involved in Schematic Design, Concept Renderings, Design Development, and Construction Documents As a part of the Auburn University Urban Studio Thesis program curriculum I was involved in a 16 week internship in the middle of the thesis school year. Through this arrangement students are exposed to a firm environment while still in a school curriculum. During the internship at Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood, I was actively involved in every stage in multiple projects. It was an incredible learning experience of realistic projects and problem solving. In addition to the school internship, I also worked at GMC several months following my graduation from Auburn. At the time of the internship, the firm was considering a firm-wide transition to Revit from AutoCAD. Myself and one other designer were the two assigned to learn and evalutate the program while using it to design a Renaissance Marriott Hotel in downtown Birmingham. The challenge was exciting, and I soon began teaching and helping others with the drafting program, while I was learning about the professional design industry.v

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Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood is a multi-disciplinary design firm, that

mostly in-house to help communicate amongst designers, while a

ranges from Interior Design to Civil Engineering. It was exciting

less detailed and more emotionally based drawing is helpful when

to reveal the capabilities of multiple rendering techniques such as

talking with clients. Too many details early on in a project can be

hand drawing with 2-D drafting, or Revit model building with digital

distracting for the client, diverting attention from the over-arching

photographs. These renderings provided additional visuals to model

idea of a design.

complex spaces such as this college auditorium, which was in the schematic phase of design. Understanding when and how to use different communication tools was an important lesson. Many complex rendering tools are useful

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ABOVE Sheet showing the Main Floor Plan. BELOW Sheet showing two section locations of existing and new construction. OPPOSITE North Elevation of the Marriott Renaissance Hotel. (Revit, Photoshop) GOODWYN MILLS CAWOOD

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STUDENT WORK Auburn University

Location: Auburn, Alabama Role in Projects: Student

Auburn Univerisityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Architecture program has a number of studio options on and off campus, keeping the education diverse in experiences and specialties. The educational track I created, allowed for me to study in Italy, and more locally in Birmingham, Alabama at the Urban Studio. In addition to the diverse studying options, the opportunity to apply for a special Interior Architecture program is also available. A small class of about 14 students are accepted to the program in which additional courses focus on studying interiors based Elements and Theory.

OPPOSITE Sketch of Piazza del Popolo, Rome Italy. SCHOOL WORK

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B I R M I N G H A M M USEUM OF ART Fourth-Year Studio, Auburn University the proposed addition is visible from a vehicle on the interstate, and As a final studio project, each student presented an addition

as a pedestrian in Linn Park. Activating a portion of the downtown,

proposal to the Birmingham Museum of Art, primarily to be used for

the building acts as a gateway to connect the Civic Center north of

event space and modern art exhibitions.

the interstate, with the downtown center located just south of the interstate.

This design scheme opposes the existing structure by creating a more transparent experience, with the goal of making art comfortably accessible to all people. Utilizing the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s connections to the city,

ABOVE Site Plan showing the connections to Linn Park, I-2/59, and the Civic Center. BELOW Transverse and Longitudinal Sections through the BMOA. 42 | SCH OOL WORK


ABOVE Main Level Floor Plan with the surrounding context. BELOW Section Perspective showing the continuation of Linn Park into and under the proposed addition. SCHOOL WORK

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M E TA L M AT E R I AL STUDIES Interior Architecture “Elements” Elective, Auburn University

As part of a materials cataloging project, each member of the class was assigned a material type to research, bring innovative products and applications to one docment. Assigned metals with 2 other students, we compiled contact sheets outlining the product information. In addition to the catalog, each member looked more closely at a case study that utilized the material. The Prada Tower by OMA demonstrates an innovative way of expressing lightness and transparency through the use of a metal material, stainless steel. The perforated steel skin that wraps the building also performs as a stable frame in the earthquake prone region of California. The

ABOVE Prada Tower, NYC. 44 | SCH OOL WORK

perforations’ size and location on each panel respond directly to the digitally analyzed lateral forces that must be resisted. The semitransparent quality found in this metal material not only offers a diffused light source in the store and gallery spaces, but also helps to connect the modern form to the other buildings in the historic district by exposing the under layer of the building.


Facade Layers 1 25 mm thick stainless steel plate 2 100 mm foil faced insulation 3 18 mm thick polycarbonate panels 4 translucent resin shelves 5 ventilation louvers 6 raised stainless steel discs at slabs and columns 7 ultra clear glass plugs

ABOVE Drawdle of the Prada Tower skin detail, as it retlates to the interior. RIGHT Images of metal â&#x20AC;&#x153;materialâ&#x20AC;? products. SCHOOL WORK

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IN PROGRESS Corinne Eyre Design

Location: Alabama and Illinois Role in Projects: Designer, Creater, Construction Admin

Various projects with local organizations and businesses such as HERO, Two Sisters RE, and Hometown Builders are either in progress or under construction. Current work ranges from schematic design to construction administration. Staying busy with project reasearch and design changes, it is a constant learning experience. In addition to the two noted projects I have also completed other small buildout plans with a local construction company; apartment renovations in downtown Plainfield, grant writing for a local Antique Store Facade Improvement bid, and interior design consulting in the completion of the referenced Mid Century Building. The small projects over the past year have been varying and challenging, keeping my learning skills in tune.

OPPOSITE Research notes for Passive House design strategies. IN PROGRESS

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I N D E S I G N D E V ELOPMENT : P a ssi v e H o u s e HERO Housing Resource Center

Spring of 2011, I was contacted by HERO to research and develop

This project is still in the reasearch phase. Every time I work on a

a house plan that could qualify as a Passive House. Passive

drawing or detail sketch, my knowlege of the construction process

House is an international building standard used to create ultra-

and techniques accelerates. This exposure is very important for me,

efficient structures, reducing the ecological footprint. The main

as most of my experience has been drawing in an office setting, or

strategies include super-insulated walls and ceilings, excellent

working in a construction administration position. I understand that

ventilation systems (mechanical and passive), and improved energy

it is critical to realize how the building elements work together to

performance.

achieve a better performing building and a cohesvie design. This project has been an amazing tool to learn these new skills.

Pulling from a previous house design, this version is detailed to perform as a Passive House with subtle design changes such as an unvented crawlspace and a vented attic.

ABOVE Site Plan showing sun angles three times in a day, summer and winter. OPPOSITE Detail Sections of HERO Passive House 48 | IN PROGRE S S


GALVALUME METAL ROOF SYSTEM SELF­ADHERED MEMBRANE 5/8” ROOF  SHEATHING ROOF RAFTER INSULATION BAFFLE 3/4” RIGID INSULATION CUT AROUND INSULATION BAFFLES METAL ANGLE

VENTED ATTIC 18”+ BLOWN­IN  INSULATION

METAL DRIP  FLASHING GUTTERS THROUGHOUT

SOFFIT VENT

CEMENT BOARD LAP SIDING

CONTINUOUS BEAD OF SEALANT

VENTED AIRSPACE

1/2” GYPSUM BOARD

1” RIGID INSULATION

CAVITY INSULATION 2X6 24”OC  WOOD FRAME

CEMENT BOARD  LAP SIDING 1” RIGID INSULATION VENTED AIRSPACE 2 X10 FLOOR JOIST CAVITY INSULATION INSECT SCREEN

MUD SILL

1­1/2” RIGID INSULATION FINISH GRADE

CONCRETE MASONRY UNIT FOUNDATION 3” CONCRETE SLAB 6 MIL POLYETHYLENE  UNDER ENTIRE SLAB 

GEO­FABRIC WRAP 3/4” STONE SURROUND

3/4” STONE SURROUND

ABOVE Roof Detail for a vented attic. BELOW Foundation Detail for an insulated / non-vented crawlspace. IN PROGRESS

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U N D E R C O N S T R UCTION : Mid C e n t u r y B u il di ng Office / Warehouse Rehabilitation in Plainfield, Illinois

The Mid Century Building is a local warehouse renovation in

This project began prior to my relocation to the Chicago area, and

Plainfield, Illinois. Owners, Two Sisters RE, have taken on this

therefore communication over changes to the plans and schematic

20,000 sf project to provide office and warehouse space for rent

designs was a learning experience in itself. Through the use of

in the Historic Plainfield Village. Many years of additions and

drawings and photographs, the existing structure could be conveyed

remodeling was removed to start fresh, exposing the interesting

to me, as I was able to explain the latest revision.

structure of what was once a box factory. Communicating to contractors and city officials, my role consists of preparing floor plans for demolition and new construction layout. The front facade will be elaborated with new corrugated metal awnings, pronounced entry way, and restored 12 pane warehouse windows.

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ABOVE Interior and Exterior Photographs of warehouse building before renovation. OPPOSITE Floor Plan with dimension revisions. IN PROGRESS

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MORE PROJECTS Personal Hobbies

Location: Alabama and Mississippi Role in Projects: Designer, Creater

Partnering with local artists, and working independently, I have utilized and expanded my expertise of sewing and fabric craft. Small commissioned projects have encouraged me to take on my personal projects and expand my sewing and artistic abilities. Exercising an appreciation for design aspects such as materiality, composition, construction techniques, style, and functionality, is important to be able to understand and produce good design. These projects showcase the ability to apply similar critical thinking to design problems as one might in an architectual scenerio.

OPPOSITE Hand lettering of The Declaration of Independence from the Declaration Dress. M ORE PROJECTS

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E X HI B I T : “ J U L I A AND VARINA TAKE TEA” Mississippi State University Visual Arts Gallery 2010 Visual artist, Annie Cogan, works to explore history and storytelling through the use of embroidering and upholstery furniture. At “Julia and Varina Take Tea”, Annie developed a sitting room that depicted the meeting of Ulysses S. Grant’s widow, Julia Grant, and Jefferson Davis’ widow, Varina Davis, in New York City long after the Civil War. The furniture illustrates the personified contrast of the two women through the use of skirt design. My role in the project involved partnering with Annie to design and create the chair pieces for the exhibit. Each of the skirts is representative of the women and the style of the contrasting North and South following the Civil War. Julia’s chair (right) is bilowing and full in the Northern style, while Varina’s chair (left) is more tailored with inverted pleats and swags of fabric on all sides.

ABOVE Photographs of Mrs. Julia Grant (top) and Mrs. Varina Davis (bottom) with husband, Confederate President Jefferson Davis. OPPOSITE TOP Sitting Room Exhibit OPPOSITE BELOW Initial sketches of contruction of chairs and skirts. 54 | M ORE PROJ E CT S


The design/execute nature of this project advanced my sewing capabilities to a new level. It was required of me to listen to the artist, collaborate on a design, and then figure out how to make it happen. The problem solving aspect was not unlike an architecture project, and I enjoyed it throughout. Annie and I were able to communicate our thoughts and concerns from schematic to installation. The exhibit was a huge success.

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S E W I N G : D e c l a rat i on D ress A rare opportunity to produce a patriotic costume led to this

strength of the dress is the rythmic lines of scripted lettering creates

historically based dress. Instead of the typical historical figure

a steady pattern percieved from both up close and from a distance.

solution to a request like this, I imagined producing a historical item; a document.

There is an increasing appreciation for hand-crafted items in this “digital age”. The dress exemplifies the beauty of hand scripting both

After making this simple shaped dress out of muslin fabric, I hand

through the finished product of the design, but also by showcasing

lettered the Declaration of Independence on the front and back

the dedication and effort that went into this important document that

of the garment. A planned aspect of the design included the font

ultimately shaped our Nation.

changes and spacing of the “title” and “subtitle” in relation to the body of text and the shape of the dress. However, an unplanned

ABOVE LEFT Dress Front ABOVE RIGHT Dress Back OPPOSITE Hand lettered Declaration of Independence Dress. 56 | M ORE PROJ E CT S


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FU R N I T U R E : P ai r of Chai rs Immeditately drawn to the tapered legs and wide sloping seats, the

Recognition of good design manifests itself in many ways, furniture

chairs were purchased from a local flea market in Greensboro for

before-and-afters are one example of this ability. The resulting pair

$5 each. The original seat and back covering was a brown vinyl with

of chairs are functional and attrative.

piping around all edges. Reupholstering the chairs with a refreshing off-white linen, showcased the shape through the contrast in colors and textures against the dark wood frame. When the chairs were purchased, the backs were flipped over with the curve on the bottom. A seemingly simple move of flipping the backs 180 degrees gives the chairs a entirely new shape.

ABOVE Before (left) After (right) OPPOSITE Photograph of the completed chairs. 58 | M ORE PROJ E CT S


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COR I N N E O L S E N 344 W. Armitage Ave, Apt 3 Chicago, Illinois 60614 olsence@gmail.com 815-405-7647

Education 2 0 0 3 - 200 8

Auburn University - Auburn, Alabama College of Architecture, Design and Construction Diploma Cum Laude Bachelor of Architecture Bachelor of Interior Architecture Urban Studio Thesis Program - Birmingham, Alabama Study Abroad- Rome, Italy

Work Experience SUMMER 2011

Fitts Architects - Tuscaloosa, Alabama Design Intern

2010 - PRESENT

Freelance Architecture - Newbern, Alabama Architectural and Interiors Designer

2009 - 2010

HERO, Housing Resource Center - Greensboro, Alabama AmeriCorp VISTA

SUMMER 2009

HERO, Housing Resource Center - Greensboro, Alabama Designer, Project Manager

2008 - 2009

Picture Ray Studio - New York, New York Assistant Photography Studio Manager

2008 - 2009

Upland Design, LLC.#J#I@->(2'@3C#K@@>(6>) Design Intern

2007 - 2008

Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood - Birmingham, Alabama Architecture Intern, Auburn Urban Studio Program

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Involvement 2011

Sambo Mockbee Scholarship - Selection Board Member Sambo Mockbee Scholarship for the Arts

2009

Auburn University Urban Studio - Designer Design Charrette for Orrville, Alabama

2009 - 2010

Horseshoe Farms - Tutor After-School 5th grade Tutoring Program

2009

Neighbor Works - Housing Counselor

2009

HECM Reverse Mortgage Training - Counselor Training

2005 - 2007

Silver Wings - Vice-President, Treasurer, Member

2004 - 2008

AIAS, American Institute of Arch. Students - Member Auburn University Chapter

Skills + Certifications

ARE 4.0 Testing - Structural Systems (passed) Schematic Design (passed)

USGBC LEED - Accredited Professional, New Construction AutoDesk Revit, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver Hand Drawing sketching, freehand, watercolor, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils

* References are available upon request.

RESUME

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