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Complexity grows from breaking simple rules. My ideas start simple, and progress through variations of the basic laws. Being observant is fundamental for creativity. In order to be creative, I relish every opportunity to discern how to learn. Diagramming circulation implies movement is uniform. For me, disparity in human crowds transcends representation. Everything starts from an idea. In order for architecture to exist it has to come into realization and affect people. I am simple, observant, prefer to create disparity and hope to connect with people through realizations.


Olumide Adeyemo









Complexity grows from breaking and combining simple rules. My ideas start simple, and progress through variations of the basic laws


G.La, Architecture Studio [420] spring2010

UWM-Shorewood Neighborhood

Solving human related problems is why I enjoy architecture and UWM’s edge condition is a problem of people’s perspectives. The site for a fictitious new student dormitory was the between a neighborhood and the University campus. It was a large parking lot and its constraints were both physical and psychological. I decided to tackle the problem of the people by proposing location was at an undefined campus edge, which was especially uninviting to the neighbors. Putting a new dormitory on an edge close to the neighborhood would alienate the neighbors UWM tries to connect with annually. My solution: create a park which ramps up towards the campus while utilizing and extending the natural inclination of the ground. Concept: a connected social walkway from street level to campus level that infects the tower also. 12

UWM campus


Milwaukee East Side

Initial modelled concept



The two major elements of this project are the tower and the social spaces. These diagrams show their progression. 14


tower social spaces

Elevation without social spaces


South elevation

East elevation

egress in tower

windows and rooms

Diagramming was a key element of solving the how the floor plans and elevations fit together. The formation of social spaces and the form of the tower are based on the width measurements of the windows and each floors planned social need. The deformation of the various floor plans is based on an intersection of the plan, elevation and form of the tower.


The final model of the tower and ramping structures.



Being observant is fundamental for creativity. In order to be creative, I relish every opportunity to discern how to learn


K.Cho, Sculpture [302] fall2010

A man’s psyche and the possibilities of how he matures is a complex web of interconnections that link to different parts of his life. With the above premise, Cosmos explores the structure of how knowledge is gained. The initial intent was to create five layers sculpture; relationships education family responsibility opportunity to represent a complete man. To establish a well-defined foundation for the [completed] sculpture, I selected the education layer and examined it through my aptitude. The materials used were flexible plastic tubing, wire 0.05- 0.1 gauge wire and colored wire. These choices were fundamental for representing where my technical knowledge base originated from: my father, an electrical engineer. Learning is both planned and spontaneous. Interaction in a social gathering proved adequate analysis. My conclusion, knowledge is gained through retention, and acquiring more knowledge is based on familiarity and similarity. initial sketches of sculpture representing a complete man


mapping clusters and familiarity: UWM-campus square

graph measured with Latitude and Longitude


Each orb of this layer is a representation of the body of knowledge gained on different subjects, relevant to my growth as an individual and professional. The largest and central orb is my main focus [goal in life] and every orb of knowledge gained feeds that center to help it grow. Future development of this layer aims for the goal’s base to increase with other major orbs that form, and create a multifaceted human knowledge with one overwhelming central focus. aggregation


planned connection between layers

intended plan view

final model plan view [negative]


Diagramming circulation implies movement is uniform. For me, disparity in human crowds transcends representation


NY/P Program [A4010] spring2012

Discerning my concept, took numerous attempts and various media exploration for solving the existent detachment in circulation, on the site. Chemin recognizes the problem of a disconnected path and seeks to create the invisible path created by pedestrians, crossing highways and through drug-activated areas. 5 second ink concept: #27 of 40




movement drug activity common stops my stops




The word Chemin is french for pathway. Though the prompt of the assignment asked for housing, my goal was to create a path and community space for Porte de la Chapelle residents to traverse safely to/from the metro, their homes. Through research and observation, movement through space is achieved by going the shortest route possible with the least amount of interruptions, by external forces. The walkway structure is created to be spacious to allow for spontaneous gathering which would otherwise be a street activity. 34

Site Plan 1:500cm 35


EL. 21.00 m

EL. 15.00 m EL. 12.00 m

EL. 3.00 m EL. 0.00 m

Transverse Section [W-E] 37

Longitudinal Section [N-S] 38

Perspective SE 39

Everything starts from an idea. In order for architecture to exist it has to come into realization and affect people


Escaping [NY] september 2011

medium: ink and graphite

A rare free day being spoiled by the rain, my sketch book was used to capture my mood and the day. The mood: damp and gloomy. I explored the shapes in wall cracks, curves of clothes, right-angles of the table, fridge and walls, and following contour lines through multiple objects. The goal while drawing was to re-imagine and capture a surreal-combination different expeditions as a whole story. The combination and limitations of that day summed up what Escaping is for me: being captivated. 42

color, shade and gradients: Photoshop and Illustrator


Derelict [Lyon] january 2012

medium: graphite [below] , redrafted forms [bottom of page]

An educational excursion in new Lyon triggered the exploration of unconscious repositioning by landmarks. The opportunity gave us the view of New Lyon’s development and abandonments. My framed view of Lyon, is ironic: the old city is more developed and easier to navigate than the new city with the absence of landmarks. This exploration of Lyon is based on our walkthrough and journey. The blind contour line drawing was started from the outset and developed through memory and in transition, of our walk. The original drawing was done in motion, to add the feeling of movement in the new urbanism. The result is a juxtaposition of the free and diagrammatic movement and context proposed erected buildings on the river edge. The colored in shapes represent the buildings, as they should react to the modes of movement mentally traversed by the human mind without having to conform to right-angles. 44

the final colors are representative of the freezing January weather


Living in the Sky [Paris] april 2012

Original watercolor [below], Layers 3-5 only [bottom of page]

“My brush on paper” series was a 12-day exploration in objective representation with watercolors. The most emphatic idea in the first half-hour of awakening is explored. Objective: arrive at the words/phrase without a preconceived plan. No. 2 of a 12 series was based on the words “clouds”. The aim with each painting is to layer it and criticize it until it reaches the end, which is dependent on how far the most recent iteration is from the first. Each new layer added is a combination of some scanning, redefined concepts, repainting, redrawing and new keywords. Making the final drawing subjective from objective inception.In a way, its an architecture built up from an idea based on design principles and words used to define what the concept is. The latest image of this series is a combination of drawn and scanned layers, gradients, computer rendered imagery, photoshop shapes and a color-scheme based on Peter Cook [architect] drawing but the original image is still apparent, which makes it far from its end. 46

Layers 3-5 over watercolor original. Scanned drawing, shade, shadow and lines.




multi-disciplinEdesigner, BUILDER and researcher seekS entry LEVEL DESIGN Extensive Research and Client experience, Perceptive, Initiative, Collaborative, Adaptive, Exploratory, Meticulous, Versatile


Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AutoCAD11,Sketchbook Pro Google Sketch-Up8, Microsoft Office 10. [expert] 3Ds Max, Maya,Revit Architecture. Rhino 3D. [intermediate] Flash, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver. [beginner] Project Designer

Graduate: design and research

Network Assistant


Community Design Solutions [summer10, spring11] Designed presentations boards for client’s professional advancements Aided Development Corporations with pre-bid concepts and designs Collaborated with campus departments design needs: current and future Regulated Community-Developer collaborations and presentations University Information Technological Services [summer09 - fall10] Response and assistance for Internet, Telephone and TV departments Coordinated the annual printing and distribution of publications Maintained inventory of campus wide tv, internet and telephone jacks Accompanied professionals on repair trips

Field Study and Design

Intern architect

Directed Research

Independent Architect [summer08] Drafted building plans Visited building sites during, pre- and post inspections Introduction to detailing connections

Intern Architect

Sageto Limited Plc. Provide support to professional Architect Worked in AutoCAD software Drafted building floor plans Designed two bedroom flat



THIRD PLACE: House for a Poet, Student Housing Complex [UWM 10, 11] Intensif- Urban Lounge Exhibition [GSAPP: spring12] NY/PARIS - End of Year exhibitions Publication: Urban Ecology Center


Wal-Mart Intervention Grant [fall10-spring11] Site and research centered final design boards Related research for proposed interventions Engaged in group-focused design critique Full scale structural section with intended material


First Year Center: LINKS [fall08-spring09] Assisted transitioning freshmen into campus and academic life Networked students with campus resource Volunteered with on-campus organizations Organized freshmen-oriented events


Graduate School of Arch, Planning and Preserv. [fall11-spring12] Implemented target explorations of European cities Exhibited in inter-departmental collaborations Designed community-based projects for studio Group product design and material research


Learning From New Orleans Studio Public final presentations of completed designs Familiarized with inhabitants and their sites Field trip to New Orleans- Lower Ninth Ward Volunteered for community inhabitants with work


Urban Ecology Center Group design of a Green Community Center client Collaborated with architects and graduate students Implemented rules of “Living Building Challenge”



Independent Study

Pam Schermer, Professor, UWM [spring 11] Layering of previous ideas with growth in experience to increase Rendering and analysis techniques: composite and hybrid drawing Coordinated researched-studies with architecture studio work Constant professional/mentor supervision


Columbia University

New York/Paris Program


University of Bachelor of Science Wisconsin-Milwaukee Architectural Studies 2007-2011


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