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V O L U M E _ 3 .1 Subtitle

= 3.1.0_Comprehensive-Update

Date.Time

= Tues Feb 20 16:22:08 CST 2018

Subject

= Architecture Portfolio

Author

= Patrick Griffin


PAT RICK G R I F F I N birthday hometown hobbies

= 07.21.1995 ; = CHICAGO ; = SAILING , VIDEOGRAPHY , PIANO ;

phone email website location

= = = =

773.870.0823 pat.c.griffin@gmail.com https://www.patrickcgriffin.com 38.958, -95.250, +309 m


A Breif Preface

"Broadway Boogie Woogie" Deconstructing the Act of Expression Broadway Boogie Woogie is the penultimate work of Piet Mondrian, who was a Dutch painter and theoretician. Ultimately, what drives the visual composition of the painting is a complex invisible logic system based on the plan of New York City. Had I been asked at the start of my education what I thought of the painting, I might have said, "I enjoy it, but what makes it special?" As I approach the end of my formal education, I have found that through the lens of architecture, this painting has taken new meaning. For me, architecture is the practice of creating a volumetric composition based on a complex, partially invisible logic system - rules, principles, and tectonics can all be derived from this. The work that I consider to be most beautiful, often contains artifacts of these logic systems that were purposefully left over to hint at what someof the rules may be. It has been this revelation of construction lines, or of how things are made, that have influenced and pushed me further as an individual throughout my education. For these reasons, I chose to abstract "Broadway Boogie Woogie" and re-format it for the grid of my document, which also remains exposed on several spreads. Critically, I hoped it would also be quite distinct from other portfolios, and the color would stand out agains a sea of white covers. ...I also just like the painting.

I hope you enjoy my work

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/ / EDUCATI ON

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Master of Architecture Program- M. Arch (In Progress - 2018) Current Cumulative GPA — 3.63

Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL Class of 2013 Final GPA — 3.7

/ / EXPE RI E NCE

Fabrication Technician - KU Arc/D Woodshop Lawrence, KS [ Spring 2014 — 2018 ] Marvin Hall Shop assistant for KU supervising shop carpentry, CNC labs, Laser-cutting labs, 3D Printing labs, KUKA robot arms, and other forms of digital fabrication.

Co-op Internship - Gensler Chicago, IL [ Fall 2017 ] As part of a fifth year professional option, I was selected by Gensler Chicago to participate in a 80/20 intership semester program. I spent four days a week doing real-world project work, and one day crafting a thesis with students around the country in other offices.

Healthcare Architecture Internship - HKS Dallas, TX [ Summer 2017 ] I worked on the the 'Healthcare - Red Team' as an architectural assistaint for masterplanning hospital campuses. I also did some specialization work for automating the production of specific drawing types using illustrator with grasshopper and a plugin called doodlebug.

Digital Fabrication Instructor - KU Arc/D Lawrence, KS [ Fall 2016 ] Organized and taught a class of 20 students how to use grasshopper in order to produce and manufacture models by leveraging the tools of CNC, Laser Cutter, and 3D Printers in the mediums of Plywood, Cardboard, ABS/PLA Plastic, and assorted acrylic. (further documentation available)

R&D Engineer Internship - Zahner Kansas City, MO [ Summer 2016 ] Internship in the Research & Development Department of A. Zahner Sheet Metal Fabricator specializing in animation, shopfloor product support and product prototyping.

Construction Manager - Dirt Works Studio Lawrence, KS [ Spring 2016 ] Design+Build Studio role focusing on the means and methods of construction, detailing, construction documents, structural calculations, and physical mockup prototyping.

Project Manager - threefive studio Lawrence, KS [ Spring 2014 — 2015 ] Independently organized student design studio in coordination with the KU Sailing Club, Kansas Sailing Association, and the KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Sailing Instructor - Sheridan Shore Sailing School Wilmette, IL [ Summers 2012 — 2016 ] Instructor for multiple level courses of 5-20 kids aged between 7-16 years; Level 1 US Sailing Certified, AED/CPR certified, First aid, as well as NASBLA Powerboat for Illinois and Wisconsin.


//AWARDS

You've Got 5 Minutes Kid - AIA Dallas Museum of Agnotology [ Fall 2016 ] The Museum of Agnotology was selected out of a vast group of projects to be presented at the Dallas Center for Architecture to a group of 40 professionals about using architecture as a catalyst to fight ignorance and misinformation in the world.

Best Student Design Build Projects Worldwide - ArchDaily Sensory Pavilion [ Fall 2016 ] The Sensory Pavilion, a Dirt Works Studio project was recently recognized by ArchDaily Website as one of the "Best Student Design Build Projects Worldwide 2016" publicly on the website and put in a sideshow on the homepage.

Best of Design for Student Work 2016- Architects Newspaper Sensory Pavilion [ Fall 2016 ] The Sensory Pavilion, a Dirt Works Studio project was recently recognized by The Architect’s Newspaper (AN)’s inaugural 2013 Best of Design Awards. They based their judgments on evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, strength of presentation, and, most importantly, great design.

Undergraduate Research Award - University of Kansas Museum of Agnotology [ Fall 2016 ] After being recognized at YG5MK, the school presented an award to further the research on using architecture as a catalyst for social change. This was a financial award and assisted in the expenses for Dallas.

Merit Award for Unbuilt Design - AIA Florida Modular Adaptation [ Spring 2018 ] "Adaptation strategies for Urban Areas in the Costal Zone - Brooks + Scarpa with FAU, USC, and KU Schools of Architecture" was recognized in the spring of 2018 as one of the 2017 award winners. Work Completed during fall of 2016.

//SKI LLS

(frequency of usage)

Revit Dynamo Rhinoceros 3D Grasshopper Python Excel Illustrator InDesign Photoshop Sketch-Up AutoCAD Blender Unreal Engine 3DS Max Arduino Rare

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table of contents

Museum of Agnotology Cultural and Educational Museum Independent Studio Project Instructed by Kapila Silva Fall 2015 Dallas, Texas 32.790, -96.801, +139 m

Sensory Pavilion A Space to Engauge All Senses Dirt Works - Design Build Studio Instructed by Chad Kraus Spring 2016 Lawrence, Kansas 38.964, -95.250, +301 m

Sailing Pavilion Placemaking and Meeting Needs three_five studio (group) Self-Organized Studio Summer 2015 Clinton State Park, Kansas 38.912, -95.370, +260 m

Modular Adaptation Design for a Changing Environment Group Research & Independent Design Instructed by Keith Van Der Riet Fall 2016 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 26.128, -80.107, -0.1 m

Generative Iconography An Exercise in Complexity and Contradiciton Partner Based Studio Project Instructed by John Trefry Spring 2017 Burnet, Texas 30.758, -98.228, +391 m

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Museum_of_ Agnotology

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Agnotology

The study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data. Climate Change Denial Creationism as a Science "Junk Science� Vaccine Controversies

inquiry =

How can architecture be a catalyst for learning ? religious architecture science museums cultural centers schools hospitals factories laboratories Through repetition and iconography architecture may induce self reflection and questioning and itself have a pedegogy. Ignorance is established when one enters the side, with the building below ground. Water on the surface activates the light below and is a metaphorical veil of ignorance between those above and below. Once inside, the space is a winding journey of increasing distance between the sinking ground-plane and the shimmering light from above, interrupted with moments of space above a pit of water. This experience concludes in a final gallery, under the pit of water and hidden even to those who were inside the previous gallery spaces; though, from within, all other spaces are visible. Ultimately this experience of destroying the knowledge that one thought they had in repetition is intended to serve to make one reconsider the basic ideas they have about how the live on a daily basis.

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Galleries: sequential volumetric transformation

Galleries:

//galleries

unclear experience ahead //sequence

sequential transformation of increasing volumes

galleries are hidden from eachother and consolidated

Ignorance:

Program: Main program in grid with gallery

Form:

Supporting Program:

//program

boundary established //boundary

remaining volume ďŹ lled //support

administration, lobby, restaurant, temporary gallery

gallery and program fit together to create the main form

further excavation provides storage and mechanical

Presence:

Orientation:

Access:

existence of building unknown //ignorance

masses extrude based on function //presence

proximity of masses to site boundary //orientation

coutryards depress to form entrances //courtyards

a building hidden under ground cannot prosper.

program is extruded upwards based on function; the central gallery sinks further

the building shifts so that the main access points are closer to the sidewalk

spaces are depressed to allow for main floor access from around the site.


Context: site in conjuction with urban environment

//an addition to the park

The entire site acts as an addition to Klyde Warren Park in the middle of the arts district in Dallas, Texas. It also improves the value of the buildings around it by not blocking views simply through existing. It is a positive contribution to the fabric, without having much of a presence at all.

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//a public space on the surface

The water is an extension of the building, visible through the grid; this is only broken by the imperative of the skylight to the gallery below, hinting at the museum's contents. The water is supposed to create a dialogue between people at different points. Separation, connection, reflection, are all intimate moments revealed by the water and one's relationship from location.


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//a mystery and maze below

Below the surface, the building begins to take effect. The four corner program extrusions are all interconnected allowing for immediate access to all of the galleries, but to a normal inhabitant, the entire plan is a maze, winding around a pit of water, slowly snaking its way down further into the ground. This creates a experience of pushing further and sinking deeper away from the light activated by the water above. (a metaphorical veil of ignorance)

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Growth (seedums) Growth Medium (Engineered Soil) Drainage Fabric Drainage Gravel

Detail - A

Drainage Fabric Root Barrier Extruded Polystyrene Board Membrane Underlayment Insulation Control Layer Concrete (Structure)

Water (6”)

Steel Angle (6”) Glass Reveal Element Water (6”) Gravel Waterproof Membrane Skreed Moisture Barrier Secondary Membrane Underlayment Vapor Barrier Rigid Insulation Control Layer Concrete (Structure) Lighting Fixture 12” Steel Beam (structure)

Glass Railing Steel Flashing

Gravel Waterproof Membrane Skreed

Concrete Cladding System Damp-proof Barrier

Moisture Barrier

Detail - B

Secondary Membrane Underlayment Vapor Barrier Rigid Insulation Control Layer

Sheathing Rigid Insulation Control Layer Flashing Glass Curtain Wall

Concrete (Structure)

Glass Curtain Wall Double Layer Glass (flooring) Steel Finish Flooring Extruded Silicone Cushioning Plywood Sheathing Light-weight Concrete

Detail - C

Metal Deck Concrete (Structure)

Steel Tubing Concrete Beam (12”) Concrete Cladding System Damp-proof Barrier Sheathing Rigid Insulation Control Layer

Exterior Structural Glass

Steel Finish Flooring

Interior Structural Glass

Plywood Sheathing

Water

Light-weight Concrete

Gravel

Metal Deck

Waterproof Membrane

Detail - D

Skreed

Steel Pedestal (Raised Flooring) HVAC Systems

Moisture Barrier Secondary Membrane Underlayment

Concrete (Structure)

Vapor Barrier Concrete (Structure)

Water Extruded Steel Corner Joint (Structure)

Exterior (Structural) Laminated Glass

(Structural) Truncated Glass Corner Glass Fin (Structural) (Structural) Glass Fin

Detail - E

Silicone Gaskets (Structural) Glass Fin Exterior (Structural) Laminated Glass (Structural) Glass Fin

Interior (Structural) Laminated Glass Structural Glass Joint to Beam Connection Concrete Beam (12”) Steel Beam (10”)

Interior (Structural) Laminated Glass

Water

Concrete Column Exterior (Structural) Laminated Glass Glass Fin (Structural)

Detail - F

Interior (Structural) Laminated Glass

Silicone Gaskets

Glass Fin (Structural)

Structural Glass Joint to Beam Connection Steel Joint for Structural Glass (Structural) Concrete Beam (12”) Lighting Fixture

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Sensory Pavilion

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dirt works studio

inquiry =

A group of 20 students experimenting in sustainable construction to benefit others with beautiful and unique public space

how can we create a unique experience while sensitively framing another space ? A good cause Student made Rammed earth Mass timber Sequestering design The Dirt Works Studio, a third-year architecture design+build studio, is dedicated to exploring the potential of earthen architecture. The studio atmosphere encourages exploration of theoretical underpinnings as well as practical design and detailing considerations. The studio embraces a collaborative spirit, an intense work ethic, careful attention to details, and a good measure of humility. The Sensory Pavilion is Dirt Works Studio's response replace a decaying gazebo in the garden of the Audio-Reader Network at the University of Kansas. Fundamentally, the goal of this space is to frame the existing experience of being in the garden rather than create another auxiliary experience which could overwhelm the delicate sensations of the garden itself.

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Inquiry =

//learning about interaction

How can a space that engages multiple senses provide parallax for those without sight? All of the materials chosen for the project were specific to their sensory experience. Shu-Sugi-Ban (charred) cedar provides a smell. Rammed earth provides a thermal and textural quality. gravel provides a wayfinding element to those without sight.

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AUDIO READER-NETWORK

EXISTING B

990’

EXISTING ENTRY ROAD

980’

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PEDESTAL FOR BUST CUT LINE OF EXISTING/NEW PATH

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(5) #8 x2 1/2" TORX FLAT HEAD EXTERIER WOOD SCREW USED TO FASTEN EACH STUD IN SCREEN TO SCREW LAMINATED TIMBER 2x6 CEDAR LAMINATIONS, SCREW-LAMINATED TIMBER W/SHOU-SUGI-BAN FINISH, TYP 1 A514

3/16" CROSS-BRACING CABLE, W/ ADJUSTABLE TURNBUCKLE 2x6 CEDAR STRUCTURAL SCREEN INTERLOCKING WITH SCREW LAMINATED TIMBER ROOF, W/ BRUSHED SHOU-SUGI-BAN FINISH, TYP.

3/8”x6” TURNBUCKLE 2 A512

1/2”x6” TURNBUCKLE

10.5” RAMMED EARTH WALL 1/2" THREADED STEEL ROD TIEBACKS 4 A513

10.5” THICK CONTINUOUS FOUNDATION UNTIL 6” BELOW GRADE 3” DECOMPOSED GRANITE FLOOR 2” COMPACTED AB3 GRAVEL

1’ 6” THICK CONTINUOUS FOUNDATION AT 6“ BELOW GRADE TO 36” MINIMUM BELOW GRADE #3 CROSS BARS @12” O.C.

2'-6"

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Best of Design for Student Work 2016- Architects Newspaper Sensory Pavilion [ Fall 2016 ] The Sensory Pavilion, a Dirt Works Studio project was recently recognized by The Architect’s Newspaper (AN)’s inaugural 2013 Best of Design Awards. They based their judgments on evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, strength of presentation, and, most importantly, great design.


Anna Collins, Kelli Dillion, Nick Faust, Tanner Hyland, Alexa Kaczor, Joseph Kaftan, Stephen McEnery, Caitlin McKaughan, Jeshua Monarres, Jarad Mundil, Dillon Park, Spencer Reed, Shummer Roddick, McKenzie Samp, John Schwarz, Mitchell Starrs, Elayna Svigos, Hannah Underwood, Jeremy Weiland and Patrick Griffin.

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Best Student Design Build Projects Worldwide - ArchDaily Sensory Pavilion [ Fall 2016 ] The Sensory Pavilion, a Dirt Works Studio project was recently recognized by ArchDaily Website as one of the "Best Student Design Build Projects Worldwide 2016" publicly on the website and put in a sideshow on the homepage. This is part of an annual judging of student work, hundreds of projects are submitted every year.


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Sailing Pavilion

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threefive_studio

A group of students, three fifth year and five third year, lead by Griffin and Canon to design, fund-raise, and build a community sailing center and storage facility. Alex Tackes Danielle Latza Will Ehrman Scott Harrision Patrick Griffin

inquiry =

Blaise Canon Allsion Percich Jared Pechauer

how can a shed for storage help create a community and event space ? Design for all seasons security and freedom of space high capacity and organized a multitool for the community located in a state park The door fell off of the KU Sailing Team's shed, signaling the disrepair and need for new facilities; additionally, a wind storm had blown through which flipped and damaged several of the boats. As the captain of the Sailing Team and an architecture student, I saw an opportunity to do something more than just a shed. Blaise Canon, another member of the team and architecture student had similar interests of beginning a project that could both improve the sailing team's facilities as well as be architecturally interesting. We began conversations with the KU School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, The Kansas Sailing Association, and the Sports Club offices at KU. Soon the numbers grew, and threefive studio Developed. With eight members spanning multiple years within the school, we leveraged our group design ability, networked connections inside and outside the school to begin to secure funding, and presented at board meetings for the "client" which was the Kansas Sailing Association.

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//contents all of the things that belong inside of the pavilion and determine critical dimensions

//storage volumes basic massing of the most efficient way to use space, but also allow for the most surface area for access

//orientation shifting the front of the pavilion to reference the lake's waterfront while respecting the boundaries of the site

//daylighting adjusting each door and structural unit to have proper internal lighting at the right times of the year

//floodproofing lifting the pavilion provides protection from high water, but also creates a defined community space


inquiry =

//learning about materials

//Learning from context

How do you spec a community center built to last with sustainable materials? Rammed earth, a carbon neutral form of building, is perhaps the oldes form of construction on the planet. It erodes when given an interaction with water. Given that the pavilion is in a flood zone, it was imperative to detail this relationship properly.

In many ways, the pavilion is designed to be a sailboat permanently sitting in the landscape. Putting it on exposed foundation two-feet above ground surrounded by a concrete step ensures that it is responsive to all possible environments.

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Modular Adaptation

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Sea_Level_Rise

inquiry =

With 60% of the world's population living on the coast, and predictions of at least 36" of sea level rise by the end of the century, we need solutions.

how can we continue to invest in land that will ultimately change or disappear ? mobility develop existing buildings metabolism shipping-inspired solution not container buildings A1A is a barrier island neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, Florida along the Atlantic coast just north of the downtown core. The entire area is built upon porous limestone; posing a specific problem not seen in other areas. The water percolates up through the bedrock that the city is built on, rendering levys and pumps useless as a method of fighting the rising tides. The following pages are an almagum of two projects, each on a different scale. The first examines the neighborhood and architectural implications of putting a module system in place. The second examines how a modular system could be used to develop units and ultimately a tower.

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Sea-Level Rise

2050

Sea-Level Rise: +12”

2025

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A1A - FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 2016: 97% Agreement amongst Scientists that our climate is changing due to human activity.

< 3% NOTHING HAPPENS

With 402.24ppm CO2 in the Earth’s Atmosphere, it seems fairly certain that we are on the edge of 2° temperature deviation; what would poorly be considered as “OK” or as the edge of the next great extinction.

New Building Typologies / Strategie New consruction should represent a way of thinking about the problem. M and Prefabricated building would lea justable solutions which can be mov

Moving Historic Buildings to High Ground protects the history and culturally significant spaces to preserve those who lives there.

Probabiliy For End Result: LOW 3% - percentage of scientists still on the fence (nothing happens, sea-level/climate remain the same....)

Alter Utilites / Raise Roads to protect the circulation systems and safeguard the economy from isolation.

New Canal System add waterfront, wh up real estate price to new structures / ture.

Merit Award for Unbuilt Design - AIA Florida Modular Adaptation [ Spring 2018 ] "Adaptation strategies for Urban Areas in the Costal Zone - Brooks + Scarpa with FAU, USC, and KU Schools of Architecture" was recognized in the spring of 2018 as one of the 2017 award winners. Work Completed during fall of 2016.


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Sea-Level Rise: +72”

Sea-Level Rise: +60”

Sea-Level Rise: +48”

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Sea-Level Rise: +36”

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Stilts/Floating Modules

Floating Space

For the Adventurous or Stubborn...

Land that moves WITH the sea

39% WE DO NOTHING

Dynamic Aquatic Space Floating Spaces to support new modular building solutions while not being tied to the rate we can pile up dirt and sand to make space.

Adjusting For New/Old Spaces Inevitably some will try to hold on to their land, while others will pioneer into uncharted waters.

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Hybrid izing S olution s Using A ny and All tools nece

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Planning for Flooding / Adapting for when building up the land takes too long, or costs too much, and no longer becomes a feasible solution for solving sea-level rise.

Hybridized Build-Up and Aquatic Solutions Diversifying the tpes of solutions and employing multiple strategies leads to the geatest possible chance of beneficial outcome.

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inquiry =

//value proposition

What if the value of the building could be independent of the value of the land? As water approaches the land, and increases in prevalence and frequency, the ability and risk of investing in new land becomes an immensely different dynamic. By offering a new system to adapt to the new environment, perhaps the risk of investment will diminish, or at least decline.

water encroaches

building is threatened

entire investment lost

water encroaches

building is transported

land is left vacant


existing mid-century modern building

stuctural unit and grid analysis of all buidlings

study reveals unit size:

transport "friendly" unit:

re-assembled building using new unit

re-programed space for sea-level rise

12'x10'x24'

//limits of scale

13'x11'x25'

when does a modular system of design become the limiting factor on what can be done?

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inquiry =

//modular plug-in

how do you move important program up out of the water on existing structures? the idea of modular on its own is perhaps what an idealist could see as a solution, however the reality and intricacies of the existing urban fabric should not have to disappear for any 'solution' to be implemented.

modules in place

some modules removed

transitional phase

modules in place

some modules lifted

complete building lift

existing structure

some modules attached

important program lifted


//temporal design

existing structure

//controlled decay

A landscape that exists in tiers and levels responds to all possible water levels creating a varied evironment depending on the specific moment it is observed in transition of the tide.

new modular framing plan

building allowed to decay

a new frame for modules is built around an existing structure, it grows out of necessity for new program, and slowly the building's program transitions upward. The first floor - kitchen, mechanical, utilities - would be transfered up first to save the viability of the building. [ 57 ]


//quantum space

12'x12' units generate a variety of dwellings at different scales and values. Five unique modules can be used to create every space in the building, and add onto others, if expansion occurs.

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modular-regrowth

an uninspired housing block

mid-century modern passive design

//step it up

using mid century modern design and passive strategies, this study explores the use of a modular set of 12'x12' units to generate a variety of dwellings at different scales and values.

optimized solar exposure for the location (Diva-Data)

assembled units in tower for views and balconies(prototype)

this project was less about designing a module, but more about undestanding how a system of them could be used to create a building that was architecturally interesting and responded to local architecture. The "stepping" gives every corner room a balcony, but also responds to the stepped hotels on the beachfront.

assembled and refined tower structure and circulation


//temporal design

A landscape that exists in tiers and levels responds to all possible water levels creating a varied evironment depending on the specific moment it is observed in transition of the tide.

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Generative Iconography

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Architecture

the emotional phenomena that occurs due to design elements working together to craft an experience Ornamentation and Details Circulation or Layout Spatial or Formal Properties Materials and Performance Narrative or Occupant Dialogue

inquiry =

How can a visitor experience elements of architecture in dialogue with eachother without being perscribed a narrative? Self-Evident Relationships Complex vs Platonic Geometries Contradictory Design Elements Clear Exception or Rejection of Priciples Architecture is dumb. This isn't to say that the profession or pursuit of designing is ignorant or uniformed, just simply that our buildings are composed of static parts. Things don't move and our expression still needs to be dynamic. This studio tasked students with designing a courthouse that was made of static parts, but offered an expression that could be informative without requiring a plaque or panphlet. This was a development of Robert Venturi's "Complexity and Contradiction" as well as Uberto Erico's "The Open Work." It had to create a dialogye, while also needing to stay sensitive to the programatic and emotional requirements of spaces with court proceedings within. The final version of the project is one of saturated conflicting geometries developed through a system of computer programming that automatically populated the surfaces of the space. It is not a real courthouse, and was never intended to be.

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Additive & Subtractive Aggregation

Using grasshopper and some custom plugins, the semester begain with the development of a logic system that would later be applied to a building. The building and program came later.

01001_Contour-Horizontal-0째

12008_Contour-Horizontal-0째

//digital exploration

18006_Contour-Oblique-30째

05005_Contour-Horizontal-0째

Another interesting aspect of the project was that we designed objects that were imbued with the value system for our project, that essentially became "geometry mines" We explored these objects through slicing and removing fragments methodically. This process returned some contours (demonstrated above) that ultimately would inform the building's design and programming phase.

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M Public WC 247 SF Holding Cell 135 SF

Sallyport 214 SF

Magistrate Courtroom 1330 SF

W Public WC 199 SF

Housekeeping CL 81 SF

Elec. Closet 28 SF

Sallyport 269 SF

Secure Soundlock 178 SF

SL 98 SF

Attorney Conference 162 SF

Secure SL 51 SF

Data Closet 28 SF

Holding Cell 130 SF

Mech. Chase 71 SF

Mech. Chase 109 SF

Staff Lounge / Conference 313 SF Records Storage 200 SF

AV / Storage 89 SF SL 50 SF Cashier Room 59 SF

Staff W WC 63 SF

Jury Room 260 SF Closet 49 SF

Open Work Areas 239 SF

Staff M WC 63 SF

Shared WR 241 SF

W WC 126 SF Mech. Chase 15 SF M WC 115 SF

Judge's WC 68 SF

Public Lobby 219 SF

Administrator Office 172 SF

Shared WA 154 SF

Judge's Closet 13 SF

Reception 105 SF

Administrator Office 192 SF

Manager's Office 195 SF

Judge's Office / Conference 429 SF

Level 2 Plan (+ 15’. 0”) (~1/32” = 1’-0”)

Conflicting Geometries

The final design of the courthouse reflected a composition that tests the idea of self-evident geometric relationships through three main design elements: A fractal concrete cubic mass with private program A gridded timber frame with public program for circulation A variety of spherical forms intersecting with the cubic mass


Security Command 201 SF

Housekeeping CL 82 SF

Data Closet 28 SF

M Public WC 274 SF

Elec. Closet 28 SF

W Public WC 274 SF

Mechanical Room 4217 SF

Firearm Vault 128 SF Weapons DW 27 SF

Secure SL 30 SF

Sallyport 141 SF Prisoner Processing 201 SF

Isolated Holding Cell 123 SF

B1 (-15’-0”) (1/64” = 1’-0”)

Holding Cell 121 SF Staff WC 93 SF

Holding Cell 125 SF

Holding Cell 121 SF

Attorney Interview 77 SF

Holding Cell 121 SF

Attorney Interview 77 SF

Storage / WR 243 SF Reception 106 SF

M Staff WC 102 SF

W Staff WC 100 SF

Public Lobby 150 SF

Deputy Office 120 SF

Court Security Officer 132 SF

Deputy Office 120 SF

Officer Office 159 SF

Officer Office 156 SF

Firearm Vault 90 SF

Pretrial Officer 150 SF

M Staff WC 59 SF

Urinalysis Lab 111 SF

Firearm Vault 81 SF

File Room 156 SF

Manager's Office 218 SF

Open Work Areas 286 SF

Elec. Closet 28 SF

Housekeeping CL 82 SF

Data Closet 28 SF

Storage 88 SF

Clerk's Station 91 SF

Jury Check-In 109 SF

Jury Assembly Room 1197 SF

Reception Work Area 241 SF

Staff Lounge / Conf. 205 SF

Mech. Chase 71 SF

Jury Service / Vending 156 SF

Officer In Charge 193 SF

W Staff WC 59 SF

Urinalysis Lab 125 SF

Urinalysis Toilet 72 SF

Public Lobby 206 SF

Storage / WR 129 SF

Public Lobby 206 SF

Records Storage 187 SF

Urinalysis Toilet 60 SF

Pretrial Officer 153 SF

Weapons DW 27 SF

L1 (+/- 0’-0”) (1/64” = 1’-0”)

Jury M WC 219 SF Mech. Chase 109 SF

Vehicle Sallyport 1568 SF

Mail Room / Delivery Screening 263 SF

Jury W WC 209 SF

Loading and Service 593 SF

Mech. Chase 15 SF

Private Lounge 579 SF

M Public WC 272 SF

W Public WC 279 SF

Closet 40 SF

Jury Room 288 SF Judge's Office / Conference 626 SF

SL 47 SF

W Public WC 248 SF

Holding Cell 130 SF

Mech. Chase 60 SF

Law Clerk 169 SF

W WC 94 SF Judge's Closet 10 SF

Secure SL 58 SF

M WC 93 SF

District Courtroom 1664 SF

Judge's WC 65 SF Sallyport 277 SF

Attorney Conference 142 SF

Holding Cell 110 SF

Mech. Chase 109 SF

M Public WC 244 SF Elec. Closet 28 SF

SL 117 SF

Housekeeping CL 81 SF

AV / Storage 121 SF

Data Closet 28 SF

Shared WA 260 SF

Reception 164 SF

Records Storage 203 SF Paralegal 166 SF

L3 (+ 30’ - 0”) (1/64” = 1’-0”)

Paralegal 147 SF

Assistant DA 180 SF Computer Tel / Data 109 SF

Assistant DA 161 SF

DA 276 SF

Mech. Chase 15 SF

Reception 292 SF

Trial Prep Conf 503 SF

M Public WC 263 SF

Elec. Closet 28 SF

Housekeeping CL 82 SF

Data Closet 28 SF

Mech. Chase 74 SF

W Public WC 284 SF

Sallyport 124 SF

Holding Cell 114 SF

Holding Cell 135 SF Secure SL 105 SF

Mech. Chase 109 SF

Attorney Conf. 152 SF

L4 (+ 45’- 0”) (1/64” = 1’-0”) Magistrate Courtroom 1330 SF

SL 98 SF

Reception 161 SF

AV / Storage 109 SF

Mech. Chase 16 SF Private Catwalk 175 SF

Judge's WC 73 SF

Shared WA 209 SF Judge's Closet 10 SF

Judge's Office / Conference 530 SF

W WC 107 SF

M WC 109 SF

Closet 50 SF

SL 49 SF

Jury Room 344 SF

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[ 73 ]


N/S Entrance Wall Section

[ B1 ]

[ B4 ] [ B2 ] [ B5 ]

[ B3 ]

[ B6 ]


[ B4 ]

[ B1 ]

Double Pane IGU Double Sided Butt Glazed Mullion Silicone Seal Custom Corner Mullion Cast Acrylic Corner

Concrete on Steel Deck Concrete Edge Joint

Cross-Laminated Timber Slab

Steel Angle

Glulam Beam System

Steel Structure Plywood Sheathing Concrete Cladding

Timber/Concrete Connection Detail - 3/8”=1’-0”

Glass Catwalk/Hallway Detail - 3/8”=1’-0”

[ B5 ]

[ B2 ]

Steel Stud (Edge Cap) Aluminum Flashing Strip Precast Concrete Paver Gravel (Bed for paver)

Butt-Glazed Mullions Wood-Stud

Double Pane IGU

Baltic-Birch Plywood Finish Face

Concrete on Steel Deck

LED Handrail Lighting

Steel Structure

Planter Box Wood Construction Cross-Laminated Timber Slab Glulam Beam System

Earth/Wall Connection Detail - 3/8”=1’-0”

Mass Timber Atrium Detail - 3/8”=1’-0”

[ B6 ]

[ B3 ]

Cross-Laminated Timber Slab

Plants / Vegetation

Glulam Beam Sytem

Growing Medium

Water (H2O)

Filter Cloth

Concrete Screed

Steel Angle (Green Edge)

Impermeable Vinyl Layer

Drainage Layer Root Barrier

Concrete Foundation Slab

Waterproofing Barrier

Waterproofing Layer

Rigid Insulation

Rigid Insulation

Waterproofing Barrier

Gravel

Concrete on Steel Deck

Earth

Steel Structure

Atrium Reflecting Pool Detail - 3/8”=1’-0”

Intensive Greenroof Detail - 3/8”=1’-0”

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Closing Remarks "Technically Finished" I sincerely appreciate all of the time you have put into moving through my documentation, and I hope you enjoyed your time, and I would truly care to hear what you thought of the format or the work itself. Seeing as you got this far, if you wished to go a step further and help me improve, there is a contact form on my website that you can use to provide feedback. (www.patrickcgriffin.com) This book "volume 3.1" is only part of a larger series that is well underway. Volume 4 contains the breadth of my research and technical work, while Volumes 1 and 2 contain work from highschool and my early years of undergrad education. While each volume represents a finite period of time, they are only "technically finished" because I am never done learning. I thought volume 3 was done when I published it, but integrated studio took place and it made sense to separate my research work. During the interim period of time, I had learned python, and it made more sense for each document to have it's own character; this is why all of the code from the previous version was removed from this book. This volume is about expression, so it made sense for the cover to demonstrate one that I put in high regard.

Thank you for reading.


Portfolio Volume_3.1 - Deconstructing Expression  

Architecture Portfolio - Patrick Griffin - University of Kansas

Portfolio Volume_3.1 - Deconstructing Expression  

Architecture Portfolio - Patrick Griffin - University of Kansas

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