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Paul Germaine McCoy WORKS VOLUME


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FABRIC INTERFACE

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IN BETWEEN

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FOREIGN OBJECTS

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AS BUILT DRAWINGS

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CHELSEA

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LAYERS INSIDE

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TEOKSET

Social Housing in João Pessoa

Residential-Laboratory Barcelona

Fashion Center for Vivienne Westwood

Object Redux: Kahn and Serlio

Art Library in New York

Texas Aggie Medical Clinics

Fazer Visitor Centre, The Exhibition


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FABRIC INTERFACE SOCIAL HOUSING IN JOÃO PESSOA 4 Favela Studio . Spring 2017 Professor Livia Loureiro . Texas A&M University Collaboration with Sophia Kountakis, Alyssa Cabrera, Shunsuke Araki Our proposal for Joao Pessoa’s social housing project utilizes rasterized analysis and curved profiles to extract contextual information and choreograph the human condition. The scaling and formal treatment of pixels juxtaposes the architectural gestures visible to the human eye and the machine’s vision through the satellite image. The new life-work interface integrates itself into Rio Paraiba and Villa Nassau’s historic district through continuous lines that give and take private space. Those same lines then materialize to direct visual and physical connections between people from one side of the site to another and within itself.


1 Hybrid image of 1:200 site plan model and satellite image 2 Transversal section 3 Plan 03 4 Hybrid image of 1:20 chunk model and photo of concrete wall 5 Drone plan

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Fabric Interface


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IN BETWEEN RESIDENTIAL-LABORATORY BARCELONA 8 Study Abroad Studio . Fall 2016 Professor Miquel Rodriguez . Barcelona Architecture Center Collaboration with Francisco Javier Rivera The significance of the objects Barcelona has aggregated to create its urban mass go beyond the formal intentions flattened on each facade. Behind them and in between the slabs resides the floating consciousness of generations of people with the desire of immediate gratification yet long term impact. We investigate this idea by pushing life and work under one mass and using program as a series of inputs that discuss the giving and taking of public and private space. To recover the sentimental monumentality that was lost with the consumption of technology in the daily routine, the project presents itself through the gentle outputs that reside between each design element. In the end the project returns the ground level to Barcelona’s surface as an urban gesture that operates at the city’s scale while providing the classic pedestrian interface people utilize everyday.


1 Isometric site render 2 Isometric program diagram 3 Plan 03 4 Elevation 5 Longitudinal section

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In Between


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FOREIGN OBJECTS FASHION CENTER FOR VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 12 Indexicality Studio . Fall 2015 Professor Gabriel Esquivel . Texas A&M University A retail project for designer Vivienne Westwood. The process begins by juxtaposing two references: The Rachofsky House by Richard Meier and the Shanghai Dress by Vivienne Westwood. An index of information is extracted from this architectural and non-architectural material. Critical edge, corner and ground conditions emerge from the iterations of drawings, models and images which bring the canonical precedent (Meier) and contemporary fashion (Westwood) under speculation to amalgam new objects. The objects produced include show rooms, shops and presentation spaces. Once placed on site, these new spaces become subject to Houston’s flawed infrastructure. A site fragmentation reflects this urban condition and connects both objects through an underground space (the runway). Ultimately, project rejects the fragmented aggregation of objects and highways that populate the city.


1 Shanghai dress reference, illustrator diagrams 2 Rachofsky house reference, hand drawings 3 Maya model of dress, bones model of house 4 Skin model of house, 3d print of dress 5 Plans 6 Longitudinal section

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Foreign Objects


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AS BUILT DRAWINGS OBJECT REDUX: KAHN AND SERLIO 16 T4T Lab . Spring 2016 Professor Adam Fure . Texas A&M University Collaboration with Cody Clancy, David Forero, Matthew Foster As Built Drawings is an exploration of the manifestation of form through line and figure, utilizing deformation as a set of tools to achieve meta-reality. “To operate critically with the instrument of architecture implies a deformation of architecture itself; it has to change from language into meta language, it must speak of itself, it must explore its own code without leaving it, except for very carefully measured experiments.� - Manfredo Tafuri A characteristic of the post-digital era is the access to the historical cannon as a set of data. We acquired freely accessible drawings and geometries, treated them as raw data, and through the deformation of architectural tools, produced a new geometry.


Through the continuous deformations we uncover the resilience of the substance that the operations cannot exhaust. Through the continuous deformations we uncover the resilience of the substance that the operations cannot exhaust. International exploitation of the methods of drawing, such as technique and viewpoint in relation to the directionality of the cut-plane of such drawings (plan-oblique, axonometric cuts etc.) produces the reality of the drawing figure through the forced occurrence of conditions, languages, and parts. The produced is a new object; changing the inflection of qualities in the original geometries establish new form and spatial configurations. The qualities produced, such as the excess overlap of line and figure (treatment of pochĂŠ, thick-thin, delamination, corner and edge conditions) provoke new realities of architectural language: a visual meta-language. Expressed within each reality is anew architectural 18

syntax that is nevertheless accepted as such. 1 Isometric plan 2 Final presentation: drawings and models

As Built Drawings


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CHELSEA ART LIBRARY IN NEW YORK 20 Integrated Studio . Fall 2017 Professor Koichiro Aitani . Texas A&M University Collaboration with Luis Fernando Muñoz The project is about the contingencies related to the consumption of information in a library today. With an inherent interest in Chelsea’s past relationship with film and theatre, it became relevant to treat such consumption of information as a performance of itself to give a sense of belonging to a gentrified area of New York. Therein the performance is not done by the project’s formal qualities but by the user who defines the spatial uses as they navigate an open stage. Populated by what appear to be ephemeral objects, users navigate above, below, next to, and sometimes within these props that facilitate intimate spaces for contemplation or exposed spaces for expression. “Movie stars who have led adventure packed lives are often too egocentric to discover patterns, too inarticulate to express intentions, too restless to record or remember events. Ghostwriters do it for them. In a way, I was Manhattan’s ghostwriter” -Rem Koolhaas

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1 Nolli plan 2 Information interface 3 1/16� Model 4 1/32� Program series models 5 Plan 03

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legend 1. study steps 2. auditorium 3. tech storage 4. orchestra pit 5. tech booth 6a. 6b. ďŹ re stairs 7. custodial, restrooms 8. mechanical 9. auditorium foyer 10. media archive


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1 Moments: 1/8� longitudinal section model 2 Isometric diagrams: facade, objects, circulation, structure 3 Structural details

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1. air/water barrier 2. continuous insulation 3. steel stud 4. steel beam 5. hvac cavity 6. raised flooring 7. floor supports 8. 3” corrugated steel 9. 3“ concrete 10. blackened aluminum 11. window frame 12. 3” glass 13. sealant 14. flashing 15. ceiling tie 16. ceiling finish

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1. coping 2. air/water barrier 3. continuous insulation 4. steel stud 5. steel girder 6. cavity insulation 7. shear anchor 8. blackened aluminum 9. window frame 10. 3” glass 11. sealant 12. neoprene 13. flashing

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1. coping 2. air/water barrier 3. continuous insulation 4. steel stud 5. steel girder 1. coping 6. cavity insulation 2. air/water barrier 7. shear anchor 3. continuous insulation 8. blackened aluminum 4. steel stud 9. window frame 5. steel girder 10. 3” glass 6. cavity insulation 11. sealant 7. shear anchor 12. neoprene 8. blackened aluminum 13. flashing 9. window frame 10. 3” glass 11. sealant 12. neoprene 13. flashing

1. 3” glass 2. window frame 3. sealant 4. air/water barrier 5. continuous insulation 6. steel stud 7. mero ball joint 8. space frame tube 9. dowel pin 10. sealant 11. blackened aluminum

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1. air/water barrier 2. continuous insulation 3. steel stud 4. steel beam 5. hvac cavity 6. raised flooring 7. floor supports 8. 3” corrugated steel 9. 3“ concrete 10. blackened aluminum 11. window frame 12. 3” glass 13. sealant 14. flashing 15. ceiling tie 16. ceiling finish

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1. air/water barrier 2. continuous insulation 3. steel stud 4. steel beam 5. hvac cavity air/water barrier 6.1. raised flooring continuous insulation 7.2.floor supports steel stud 8.3.3” corrugated steel beam 9.4.3“steel concrete 5. hvac cavityaluminum 10. blackened 6.window raised flooring 11. frame 7. floor supports 12. 3” glass 8. sealant 3” corrugated steel 13. 9. 3“ concrete 14. flashing 10.ceiling blackened 15. tie aluminum 11. ceiling window frame 16. 1. 3” glass finish 12. 3” glass 2. window frame 13. sealant 3. sealant 14. flashing 4. air/water barrier 15. ceiling tie 5.16. continuous insulation ceiling finish 6. steel stud

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1. threaded rod 2. mero ball joint 3. space frame tube 1. threaded rod 4. teflon padball joint 2. mero 5. slide bearing retainer 3. space frame tube 6. column base 4. teflon padplate 7. hss tube retainer 5. steel slide bearing 8. welded steelbase plate 6. column plate 9. embed sheartube plate 7. hss steel 10. anchor plate 8. welded steel plate 11. anchor rodsshear plate 9. embed 12.nut 10. anchor plate 13. foundation concrete 11. anchor rods 12.nut 13. foundation concrete

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floor 04 65’ 0”

floor 3.5 50’ 0”

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floor 03 35’ 0”

floor 02 20’ 0”

floor 01 5’ 0”

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internal wall frame 2x4 pinewood studs

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LAYERS INSIDE TEXAS AGGIE MEDICAL CLINICS

finish floor 0’-1/8” vinyl

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0’-3/8” plywood sheets

sub-floor (1) 0’-1/2” plywood sheets

container frame corrugated metal

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0’-1/8” envelope

Extracurricular . Spring-Fall 2015 BUILD TAMU . Design Team Leader Completed The premise of the Texas Aggie Medical Clinic project was to design and construct a habitable envelope within a conventional shipping container. The interior configuration is a wellness platform open to optimization by each destinations operators. During their construction, a manual was utilized to instruct volunteers (both students and staff) across the Texas A&M campus. At each destination, teams of doctors, nurses, and volunteers welcome and operate the clinics. They currently serve in Haiti, Honduras, Costa Rica and Iraq. Because of their flexible nature, the clinics are projected to help over one-hundred thousand people per year. 1 Exploded isometric 2 Plan and section 3 Clinic destinations 4 Construction process, clinic delivery in Soran, Iraq


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TEOKSET FAZER VISITOR CENTRE, THE EXHIBITION 32 Professional . June 2016 Ateljé Sotamaa . Design Team Completed An object for objects; a golden sculpture in a deep blue space. This particular exhibition for the Fazer Visitor Centre tells the story of the ‘Fazerin Sininen’ chocalate: the history of its recipe, the origins of cocoa, the making of chocolate, and sustainable production in collaboration with communities around the Cocoa Belt. The golden sculpture mimics Karl Fazer’s signature and houses the 12 objects representing each chapter of the story. Altogether the sensations produced by the fluidity of the shelf and the detailed artifacts elevate Fazer’s products to an artistic level. This approach resonates with the brand’s identity and desire to evoke sensory wonder in the hearts of their customers. 1 Fazer story: cacao tree, pod, seeds, receipe glasses, community 2 Built exhibition piece with Fazer process 3d prints


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EDUCATION Texas A&M University

Bachelors of Environmental Design - Class of 2018

Barcelona Architecture Center Study Abroad Program - Fall 2016

EMPLOYMENT T4T Lab - Teaching Assistant January 2018 - Present

.. Managing the logistics of the architecture studio with Nate Hume.

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PAUL GERMAINE McCOY paulgermainemccoy.com paulgermainemccoy@gmail.com +1.956.588.7146

SmithGroupJJR - Summer Intern May 2017 - August 2017

.. Built a 72”x24” topographical site model for a 600,000 sq. ft. proposal.

Ateljé Sotamaa - Summer Intern June 2016 - August 2016

.. Design and fabrication for various projects under development.

All Star Theatre - Technical Director April 2014 - August 2014

.. Responsible for set design-build, and lighting design.

SKILLS + LANGUAGES .. Bilingual Spanish / English, conversational French. .. Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Maya, Sketchup .. V-Ray, Keyshot, Lumion .. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign .. Catalyst EX 3D Printing, ULS Laser Cutting .. Microsoft Office, Apple iWork


ACTIVITIES Undergraduate Representative, Architecture Department Head Search Committee August 2017 - Present

.. Selected to advocate for student interests and concerns in a committee of 12 faculty members.

Student Assistant, Vertical Deep Vista August 2017 - Present

.. Assisting with grants, marketing, and logistics of symposium with 15 guest speakers.

Freedom by Design Director, American Institute of Architecture Students April 2017 - Present

.. Leading a team to conceptualize, develop, and construct a proposal for a music pavilion in Downtown Bryan, Texas.

Student Assistant, The Bullock Chair INTERFACE January 2017 - April 2017

.. Created and distributed marketing material for “Interface 2017, Conversation: Patrik Schumacher + Mark Foster Gage”

Career Fair Co-Director, American Institute of Architecture Students April 2016 - April 2017

.. Responsible for logistics of architecture student career fair.

Design Team Leader, BUILD TAMU February 2015 - February 2016

.. Lead a multi-disciplinary team in the design and construction of the Texas Aggie Medical Clinics project.

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AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS AXIOM “Façade Foreplay” & “Chelsea Library” - 2018 .. Architectural essay and studio project featured in AXIOM Magazine 2018

Thearchiologist.com “In Between” - 2017 .. https://thearchiologist.com/student/mccoy-rivera

Otto D. Grove Scholarship - 2016 .. $3,000 for an essay submission on the effect of educational facilities on student learning.

3nta.com “Object Redux: As Built Drawings” - 2016 .. http://www.3nta.com/objectredux-as-built-drawings/

Gene D. Burton Scholarship for Integration of Clinical Technology in Healthcare Design - 2016 .. $1,000 Awarded for Texas Aggie Medical Clinics project with BUILD TAMU

Most Outstanding Portfolio 2016 .. Awarded for Best 2nd Year Undergraduate Portfolio

One.arch.tamu.edu “College Students Creating Health Clinics from Shipping Containers” - 2015 .. https://one.arch.tamu.edu/news/2015/11/12/creating-health-shipping/


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Paul Germaine McCoy  

Works Volume 2018. Portfolio of work completed during undergraduate studies at the Texas A&M University.

Paul Germaine McCoy  

Works Volume 2018. Portfolio of work completed during undergraduate studies at the Texas A&M University.

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