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PAULINA LEA SHAHERY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS PSYCHOLOGY OF SPACE

How DAYLITE informs DAYLIFE East West Charter High School Avi Gesundheit Traveling Fellowship Cultural Center for Joshua Tree National Park

URBAN ZEN

Master Plans of Major Cities Llacuna Catalyst Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

FORM FOLLOWS [BODY] FUNCTION Life Size Human Centered Design Canoodle Bench Spinning Spines Reliquary Mao Jacket The Arts


PSYCHOLOGY OF SPACE

How DAYLITE informs DAYLIFE East West Charter High School Avi Gesundheit Traveling Fellowship Cultural Center for Joshua Tree National Park


COMMUNITY SPACES VS. CLASSROOM BARS

EAST WEST CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL Erik Mar | Spring 2012 SHIFTING SECTION VS. IN PLAN

Challenges and Intent - Design educational facilities at Glendale Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. overpass - Transition between busy low-rise commercial blvd to the West and quiet residential zone elevated on hillside to the East - Provide natural ventilation yet minimal noise pollution - Provide natural light yet mitigate heat gain and direct light

ALIGNMENT IN LINE VS. IN SPLINE

Design Solutions - Separate private/classroom and public/social core of building - Spread circulation along the West façade as buffer from noise and sun, and to activate the street front throughout the day - Provide continuous views and communication throughout all public spaces, inspired by 3XN Architect’s Orestad College in Denmark - Mitigate discrepancy between orthogonally stacked public spaces and angled overhanging classroom bars with gradually undulating sun shading façade fins, also referencing Orestad College - Studies on natural daylighting and psychological effects on students was catalyst to apply for Avi Gesundheit Traveling Fellowship


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GLASS GLASSAND ANDMULLIONS MULLIONS WINDOW WINDOWAND ANDDOOR DOOR

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VENTILATION THROUGH SPAN OF DINING AREA

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INSULATION INSULATION

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TRANSPARENTGLASS GLASS TRANSPARENT METAL METALMESH MESH EXTRUDED EXTRUDEDALUMINUM ALUMINUMSTRUCTURE STRUCTURE

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AVI GESUNDHEIT TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP Finalist | Summer 2012

RESTORY

BEFORE STEVEN HOLL WATERCOLOR

PAULINA SHAHERY HERNING MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART STEVEN HOLL

AFTER EXHIBIT SPACE PHOTO

CONSTRUCTION INDIRECT LIGHT DISSIPATION

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WHITE ROOF FINISHING BATT INSULATION RIGID INSULATION METAL DECKING

500 MM 236 MM C-CHANNEL CHANNEL GLASS FACADE SYSTEM 60 W WITH TRANSLUCENT INSULATION SPLIT IN TWO STEELMESH IN GRID 8- X 60 MM OG 80 X 120 MM RSH HANGER FOR FLATROOF AREA ABOVE GALLERIES INTEGRATED BETWEEN SHINS OF CHANNELGLASS

METAL FRAMING WITH INSULATION STRUCTURAL DOUBLE GLAZED CURTAIN WALL WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE INSULATED GLASS UNITS BLACK OUT SHADES WITH MONITORS

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ANGLES STEEL TUBES LIGHT GAUGE FRAMING AIR GAP FRAMING WITH INSULATION DRY WALL I-BEAM C-CHANNEL HAT CHANNEL 12” O.C.

CLERESTORY DETAIL DRAWING SECTION

Nordic DAYLITE + DAYLIFE As the final recipient of the Avi Gesundheit Traveling Fellowship, I was the only third-year architecture student chosen to receive a $5,000 grant for independent research abroad during the Summer of 2012. I visited various cutting-edge designers and buildings throughout Scandinavia. By interviewing the buildings’ architects and users, and applying my own architectural expertise, I conducted studies whereby natural light could be utilized to positively impact human performance. I chose to focus on healthcare, office and education buildings, hoping to have an impact on children and patients in a region where the sun hardly ever sets in the summer and barely rises in the winter. The following Revit detail drawings of Steven Holl’s Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark are from a group collaborative project. In addition to overall foundation and structure, I focused on natural daylight studies.


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daylite + daylife

IMAGINE...BIKING TO SCHOOL IN DARKNESS. AND RETURNING HOME IN DARKNESS TOO. NEVETHELESS, AS PER TO A RECENT FORBES STUDY, SCANDINAVIANS ARE AMONG THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH! As the recipient of the Avi Gesundheit Fellowship, I was the only third-year architecture student chosen to receive a grant for independent research abroad during the summer of 2012. As a Gesundheit Fellow, I explored cutting-edge projects throughout Scandinavia. By interviewing the buildings’ architects and users, and applying my own architectural expertise, I conducted studies in which natural light could be utilized to positively impact human performance. I chose to focus on healthcare and education buildings, hoping to benefit children and patients in a region where the sun hardly ever sets in the summer and barely rises in the winter. The Nordic aesthetic – characterized by honest material expression, respect for nature and utter fascination with light – is pervasive across all areas of design. From urban master plans to product design details, Scandinavians are increasingly dominating the international design realm.

VENNESLA LIBRARY & CULTURAL CENTER

1. Synthesized Nordic design values a. Honest treatment of materials b. Sensitive use of ligh c. Connection to nature.

Helen + Hard @ Venessla, Norway 2011 Norwegian firm

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9. Design encourages creativity and movement in youth a. Recreation activate promotes lifestyle outdoor imagination at young age b. Almost all school recess is outdoors -- regardless of weather c. Lego toys 10. Systematized sustainable urbanism a. Underground water system heating system in throughout Stockholm b. Parks are required within the city nearly every several block c. High speed bicycle systematization

PERCENTAGE INCOME TAX

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DESIGN STRATEGIES

3. TANGIBLE RESULTS a. Presented research to USC School of Architecture 402B class with Douglas Noble b. Published two research papers in Spring 2013 regarding psychological perspective of in Nordic architects in technology/nature c. Popularized fellowship offerings by working with Carrie Banasky, president of USC Architecture Guild, nearly tripling the application rate d. Accepted to USC Environmental Sustainability Research Network in April 2013 e. Presented research to Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work in May 2012 f. Juxtaposed Northern European design philosophies to that of southern, central and eastern Europe during study abroad at the Universidad de LaSalle en Barcelona, Spain g. Validated Nordic aesthetic upon attending the 13th International Architecture Biennale h. Spearheaded the lighting and sustainability component for precedent study of Steven Holl’s Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark using Revit, Rhinoceros 4.0, Ecotect, Vasari and Adobe Software

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4. METHODS a. Developed thesis and itinerary to examine urbanism, culture and geography as a generator for daylighting strategies, sensitivity to context and sustainability in Nordic architecture b. Surveyed local residents and regional designers to examine culture as it pertains to urbanism and architecture c. Conducted personal interviews of a broad variety of Scandinavia designers – ranging from corporate to private, large to small firms, public to private, international to local projects, urban planner to product designers, architects to interior designers, broad scope to specialized d. Traveled primarily by public transportation, by foot or by bike to experience local culture firsthand

6. Respect for Designers a. Scandinavia citizens generally value sleek and efficient design, and pay well to achieve it b. Scandinavia architects are paid more than American architects, even with strict government laws to limit overtime hours

8. Connection to Outdoors a. Tightly seals windows and well insulated high tech building materials enable large glazing areas on modern projects b. In this way, users benefit from a greater connection to the outdoors, which is imperative in the meek winter months

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1. THE MIDNIGHT SUN EXPEDITION a. Won $5,000 grant for independent research b. Only student awarded among all third-year USC Bachelor of Architecture c. Traveled to Denmark, Sweden and Norway d. Shared discoveries instantly via blogosphere: www.PS i am HERE.tumblr.com

5. Respect for the pedestrian a. Public transportation is fundamental to cities such as Copenhagen b. Even with the surplus oil reserves in Scandinavia, gas prices are high and public transportation ac counts for majority of transit, especially in Copenhagen c. Cyclist detailing for super-highway, easily accessibility even in countryside d. Small walkable cities with flourishing walking-streets

7. Respect for Old and New a. Modern efficient systems in region with rich history b. Extensive retrofits to adapt historic architecture to currents standards, particularly in Stockholm

PL+S

FELLOWSHIP RESEARCH

Debra Hakimi Seri Hieatt Deborah Liu Wesley Luna Farrokh Saleh Paulina Shahery

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4. Intelligent adaptable architecture a. Success of sustainability strategies is directly proportional to flexibility of the system. b. Façade elements such as louvers and awnings must easily adapt to changing daily and season tem perature swings c.Similar to Professor Emeritus Ralph Knowles’s study of sun, rhythm and form, Nordic architects re spect the changing uses of a building seasonally.

I am humbled by and grateful for the people who made this experience possible for me. Thank you to Susan and Jaime Gesundheit for their generous fellowship gift in loving memory of Avi. Also, I am grateful for my family for their support and for the numerous inspiring mentors along the way, including Professor Douglas Noble Johanna Guldager and Hugo Hopping of THE WINTER OFFICE.

POPULATION

Steven Holl Architects @ Herning, Denmark 2009 American Firm

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON CREATIVE + SUSTAINABLE DAY LIGHT STRATEGIES IN SCANDINAVIA

2. INTENT a. To explore the design innovations of Nordic architecture b. To conduct and interdisciplinary study of architecture, as it pertains to earth science, engineering, communication and psychology. c. To share that knowledge with USC and greater Los Angeles design community

3. Competition based culture a. Due to the scarce funding for building projects in 2012, the majority of firms at all scales relied on competitions to build portfolios and strive for projects. b. Competitions are conducted for nearly all public projects to choose architects c. Competitions often have a high barrier to entry, making it difficult for new or experimental smaller firms to compete against the proven well-known larger firms

While exploring the rich Nordic culture, I had the opportunity to meet with architects to better understand the experiential and environmental intent behind their projects. Many successful sustainability strategies tested in such extreme northern conditions are directly applicable to our beautiful sunny California climate.

LAND MASS

HERNING CENTER OF THE ARTS

Damian Albrycht Chelsey Koenig Esther Lee Andi Hua Ruohan Wang Kevin Yan

2. Attention to detail across all forms of design a.Scandinavian designers known for fine urban design, architecture, fashion, interiors, lighting, product design.

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CAN ARCHITECTS DESIGN FOR HAPPINESS? OR, PREVENT SEASONAL AFFECT DISORDER, IN A REGION WITH THE MIDNIGHT SUN PHENOMENA?

TEN FUNDAMENTAL FINDINGS

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OR, WOULD YOU GO CRAZY WHEN THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT NEARLY ALL SUMMERLONG, EVEN AT NIGHT?

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COULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH MERELY FEW HOURS OF DULL DAYLIGHT IN THE WINTER?

AVI GESUNDHEIT TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

SKYLIGHT

STANDARD LIGHT ARMATURE LEXAN LIGHT DIFFUSER GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER SYSTEM:

FOR SLAB COOLING & VENTILATION AIR CONDITIONING

WATER SYSTEMS

CUSHION READING LIGHT READING CAVE

GEOTHERMAL GROUNDWATER SYSTEM: RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM:

FOR SLAB COOLING & VENTILATION AIR CONDITIONING

SUPPLY POOLS; POOLS = FILTER FOR GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM.

COST OF HIGHER EDCATION

WATER SYSTEMS

DETAIL: MATERIALITY, FOOTING, MEMBRANES INTEGRAL-COLORED CONCRETE FLOOR

BLACK CAST IRON FLOOR RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM: TO MATCH CONCRETE FLOOR SUPPLY POOLS; POOLS = FILTER FOR GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM.

LOCAL STONE PAVING

DETAIL: MATERIALITY, FOOTING, MEMBRANES INTEGRAL-COLORED CONCRETE FLOOR GEOTHERMAL WALLS

BLACK CAST IRON FLOOR TO MATCH CONCRETE FLOOR

WATERPROOF MEMBRANE RIGID INSULATION

COOLING & HEATING DIRECT FROM GEOTHERMAL SOURCE

LOCAL STONE PAVING

SOIL TEMPERATURE: INTAKE AIR FOR PREHEATING AND PRECOOLING

AIR HANDLING UNIT BASIN FOR REFLECTION POND

PRE-CAST CONCRETE FOOTING

DETAIL 3

GEOTHERMAL WALLS

Glazing should minimize conductive loss and gain (minimize U-factor) because undesired radiation gain or loss has less impact in this climate.

Steep pitched roofs, vented to the exterior with a well insulated ceiling below, work well in cold climates (sheds rain or snow, prevents ice dams).

Small well-insulated skylights (less than 3% of floor area in clear climates, 5% in overcast) reduce daytime lighting energy and cooling loads.

Extra insulation (super insulation) might prove cost effective, and will increase occupant comfort by keeping indoor temperatures more uniform.

Insulating blinds or heavy draperies will help reduce winter nighttime heat losses.

Organize floor plan so winter sun penetrates into spaces with specific daytime funtions that coincide with solar orientation.

STANDARD OF LIVING

OVERALL CITY SATISFACTION

Use compact building form with cubic floor plan and multiple stories to minimize heat loss from building envelope (minimize surface to volume ratio).

Trees (neither conifer nor deciduous) should not be planted in front of passive solar windows, but rather beyond 45 degrees from each corner.

BETTER/WORSE PLACE TO LIVE

7. SUSTAINABILITY : COMFORT NEEDS a. Climate conditions nearly always below comfort zone b. Increase solar heat gain in both winter and summer c. Increase natural daylight to compensate for lack of outdoor activity in cold weather d. However, minimize glare to accommodate visual needs, especially in work zones e. Due to the Midnight Sun phenomenon, block out daylight to sleep at night f. Natural ventilation and passive systems are preferred over active heating and cooling 8. SELECTED PERSONAL INTERVIEWS a. THE WINTER STUDIO b. BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group c. 3XN Architects d. SHL |Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects e. C.F. Møller Architects f. INDEX | Design to Improve Live g. Rosan Bosch Architects h. Vandkunsten Architects i. Scandinavia Lighting Design Group j. BoConcept | Modern Furniture

9. CITIES VISITED a. Denmark | Copenhagen, Ørestad, Humlebæk b. Sweden | Stockholm, Malmö c. Norway | Bergen, Trondheim

WATERPROOF MEMBRANE RIGID INSULATION

COOLING & HEATING DIRECT FROM GEOTHERMAL SOURCE

Tiles or slate (even on low mass wood floors) or a stone-faced fireplace can help store winter daytime solar gain and summer nighttime ‘coolth’.

Traditional homes in cold overcast climates used low mass tightly sealed, well-insulated construction to provide rapid heat buildup in morning.

If a basement is used it must be at least 18 inches below frost line and insulated on the exterior or on the interior (fiberglass in furred wall).

5. TYPICAL INTERVIEW SURVEY: ARCHITECT a. What are the general guidelines and principals you support? b. How would you describe by the Nordic aesthetic? Do you abide by it? c. What qualities of light do you strive for? Why? How? d. What are common successes and problems you deal with most regularly? e. How are the driving forces behind your design? What aspect of the pedestrian experience do you strive for? f. What motivates you? g. What is your favorite part of your job? Least favorite? h. What is the public perception or value on design? 6. TYPICAL INTERVIEW SURVEY: PEDESTRIAN a. What mode of transportation do you typically use? b. What are your views and criticism on the given project? c. If you had the power to make a change, what would you change first? d. What qualities (of light) do you value in work space? At home? e. How do you cope with the lack of light in the winter? f. How is your daily life affected by the strongly seasonal climate? g. What do you think of your government policies and public projects? h. Have you considered moving? Why and where? i. Or, what enticed you to move to Scandinavia.

Traditional homes in cold climates had snug floor plan with central heat source, south facing windows, and roof pitched for wind protection.

SOIL TEMPERATURE: INTAKE AIR FOR PREHEATING AND PRECOOLING

AIR HANDLING UNIT BASIN FOR REFLECTION POND

SUMMER EQUINOX

LOS ANGELES, CA KIRUNA, SWEDEN LATITUDE: 3 LATITUDE: 53

PRE-CAST CONCRETE FOOTING

BERGEN, NORWAY SUNSET AT 11:58 PM

WINTER

SUMMER

SUNRISE @ 4:32 AM

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international DAYLItE

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EXPERIENCED JOY YESTERDAY


CULTURAL CENTER | JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK Douglas Noble | Spring 2013 Challenges and Intent - Educate visitors about the rich mining history and natural rock formations iconic to the Mojave Desert - Build upon natural circulation through canyon to popular Lost Horse Mine - Provide indirect diffused natural light and natural ventilation from prevailing southwesterly winds in the central open exhibit space - Two precast concrete bars of program frame, support and define the open exhibit space

Design Solutions - Use Computational Fluid Dynamics, Autodesk Vasari, Ecotect Analysis and Climate Consultant to examine environmental conditions - CNC Mill and vacuum-form the formwork to test the precast concrete fins structure - Carve intimate learning spaces within large exhibit, inspired by interview at and fellowship research to Rosan Bosch Architect’s Vittra Telefonplan School in Sweden - Puncture floor of exhibition space with on-site boulders for geothermic cooling, natural ventilation, and interactive learning facilities


URBAN ZEN

Master Plans of Major Cities Llacuna Catalyst Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP


LLACUNA CATALYST | BARCELONA, SPAIN Kim Coleman | Fall 2012 Challenges and Intent - Activate courtyard as intended by urban planner Ildefons CerdĂ  - Revitalize the 22@ Industrial District of Barcelona on LLacuna Ave, a pivotal street with potential to connect city center to sea, live and work facilities, and modern with historic architecture - Through discussions with locals, provide the much needed adult trade school and day care facilities

Design Solutions - Revitalize the historic buildings by making them entryways and focal points to the courtyard - Weave minimally invasive new education facilities into the urban fabric - Create office spaces and related program to reactive ground level of mixed-use buildings


ngs Duelings and facilities and facilities


SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP Architectural Intern | Summer 2013 Challenges and Intent Worked directly with principal Paul Danna, FAIA , to design Long Beach Civic Center; proposals accepted to short list competition. Generated 2D and 3D studies of Downtown Long Beach with programming, environmental research, FAR and RFQ research. Generated proposal packet for LA MART. Prepared Revit set drawings for Los Angeles Federal Courthouse. Photos courtesy of SOM

CIVIC CULTURAL

LAND USE

OFFICE

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MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL EDUCATIONAL / RELIGIOUS PARKING


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PARKING STRUCTURE REQUIRED @ 1,000,000 SF²

PARKING STRUCTURE REQUIRED @ 4,000,000 SF² L A M A R T | 1 9 3 3 B R O A D W AY | L A , C A

PARCEL A

SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP

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PARCEL B

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PARKING @ 1,319,000 FT²

PARKING @ 4,244,500 FT²

2 FLOORS BELOW

2 FLOORS BELOW GRADE

9 FLOORS ABOVE GRADE

30 FLOORS ABOVE GRADE

L A M A R T | 1 9 3 3 B R O A D W AY | L A , C A SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP

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fashion district

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south park

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financial district

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gallery row

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landmarks

STAPLES CENTER CONVENTION CENTER

LATTC WASHINGTON BLVD. REDEVELOPMENT

SITE FIGUEROA CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT

USC

EXPOSITION PARK


FORM FOLLOWS [BODY] FUNCTION Life Size Human Centered Design Canoodle Bench Spinning Spines Reliquary Mao Jacket The Arts


Foam, wood, plexi - Blue foam: 3” x 2” x 1.5” - Plexi plastic : 0.08 thickness Leach + F. Myles Sciotto | Fall 2013 - Elastic String: 1mmNeildiameter Challenges and Intent - Distance between holes: verti- Experiment with stepper motors, continuous servos, Arduino, etc cally 1” - Learn MAX 6.0 to program motion activated installation

SPINNING SPINES | CURATOR FOR LA ART WALK

- Studied biomimetics of the elephant trunk and its similarities to human spine for large range of motion

MODEL 1 3 “ dowels Connected horizontally and vertically Elastic string connects each dowel to the next

MODEL 2 MODEL 1

5: Disk Replacement Model -

Design Solutions Disk Replacement Surgery - Blue plexi Foam, wood, Vary lever arm length to magnify ‘Amplification Constant’ foam: 3” x 2” x 1.5” - Blue foam: 3” x 2” x 1.5” - Vary shape of cruciform to adjust overall form based on elephant trunk and - Plexi plastic : 0.08 human thickness spine - Plexi plastic : 0.08 thickness - Vary height of acrylic spacers between vertebrae to limit prevent or promote - Elastic String: 1mm diameter - Elastic String: 1mm diameter curling - Distance between holes: verti-- Activate 6 stepper motors based on human density and acceleration in 6 sections Distance between holes: vertiof live feed webcam cally 1”

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- Curated the LA Art Walk exhibition for over a dozen undergraduate and graduate students in the interactive studio in Fall 2013. Poduced film of student work. - Selected for ‘Building Site’ exhibition at A+D Museum in Spring 2014

MODEL 1


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Wiffle Ball (1.5 inch diameter, .25 inch holes) Largest Cross AArm (9 inch from center)

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Smallest Cross Arm (4 inch from center)

Spine 1: Elephant Trunk Creating a Logic for the Spine’s Skeletal System

Geometric Logic of Cross

Spine 3: Robot Arm

Spine 2: Human Spine vioral Properties 80 1.3 in

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Spine 3: Robot Arm

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Wiffle Ball (1.5 inch diameter, .25 inch holes) Largest X arm (9 inch from center)

Smallest X arm (4 inch from center)

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SPACERS: Creating a Unique Behavioral Properties

Creating a Logic for the Spine’s Skeletal System

Geometric Logic of X

Spine 1: Elephant Trunk

Spine 3: Robot Arm 144 1 in

80 1.3 in

SPACERS: Creating a Unique Behavioral Properties

Spine 2: Human Spine

Spine 1: Elephant Trunk

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Wiffle Ball (1.5 inch diameter, .25 inch holes) Arm Length (3 inch from center)

Geometric Logic of Cruciform

Creating a Logic for the Spine’s Skeletal System

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Spine 3: Robot Arm 144 1 in

Spine 1: Elephant Trunk

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CANOODLE BENCH | MATERIAL EXPLORATION Eric Nulman | Spring 2011 Challenges and Intent - Design and build a bench for someone to sit, stand and lay on - Explore 1 material (noodles) and 1 relationship (bundling) - Create structurally stable bench with seemingly flimsy elements - Generative detailing

Design Solutions - Hide heavy internal structure within light tubes - Slide noodle onto respective PVC pipe based on proportions - Vary height of noodle and PVC pipe depending on the location of the material on the human body


RELIQUARY | CRAFT THESIS Lee Olvera | Spring 2014 Challenges and Intent - Pattern: Create a 9” x 9” x 9 “ interactive box to carefully house three valued objects - Material palette: unlimited; generative detailing - Chose objects representing transition to womanhood - Glorify objects’ colors and the light of the candle - Create ambiguity between objects seen through

Design Solutions - Vertically stack 36 sheets of ½” clear acrylic - Increase ambiguity of vision and precision around delicate objects by alternating stacked sheets of cellophane gift wrapping paper - Eliminate need for glue by exploiting friction of three horizontally threaded acrylic rods - Maintain rigid cubic exterior with organic interior subtractions to house the objects without moving - Carve organic interior spaces to suit the objects while maintaining orthogonal exterior shell


MAO JACKET | CRAFT THESIS Lee Olvera | Spring 2014 Challenges and Intent - Pattern: create a innovative jacket using Mao Zedong’s traditional cut - Material palette: maximum two; generative detailing - Weave thread on 5 looms, reminiscent of the Persian rug tradition - Alter the original wire to maximize variation with merely two weave patterns: stranded vs open, knotted vs. braided, brushed vs. twisted, oxidized vs. untouched

Design Solutions - Weave horizontal grid consistently at ½” - Weave vertical grid at varied densities depending on the female form - Inspired by ‘Ornament and Crime’ by Adolf Loos, connect seams by combining existing grid, rather than adding extraneous material - Poke all seams outward to keep interior completely smooth and protect the skin - Invite oxidation and aging through a comparative exercise of using bare hands or gloved hands depending on the location of the material on the human body.


THE ARTS Challenges and Intent - Draw your perception of the world and be aware of the beauties around you - Pencil, charcoal, ink, water color, paint, photography, pastels


PAULINA LEA SHAHERY

310.467.8006 PAULINA.SHAHERY@GMAIL.COM

EDUCATION

University of Southern California | B.ARCH

Fall 2014 | Los Angeles, CA

Ramon Llull University | Engineering, Architecture and Business Management

Fall 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

PROFESSIONAL

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP (SOM) | Architectural Intern Worked predominantly with Design Director Paul Danna, FAIA, to design Long Beach Civic Center; proposals accepted to short list competition. Generated 2D and 3D context studies for site with programming, environmental research, FAR and RFQ research. Prepared Revit set drawings for Los Angeles Federal Courthouse Stem Designs for Joshua Tree | Founder and Project Leader Recruited a team and led weekly meetings to propose next campground and pavilion for national park

Summer 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

Avi Gesundehit Traveling Fellowship | Finalist Received $ 5,000 Independent research grant. Examined the architectural, urban, social, psychological impact of the Midnight Sun lighting phenomenon on Scandinavian design. Focused on adaptive facades in education and public buildings. Published ‘Nordic DAYLITE + DAYLIFE’ at two USC Symposiums JTD Architects | Design intern Worked directly with client on modern home addition from schematic design to sustainability testing; currently in construction. Also, created landscape plan for 220-unit housing respecting local land ordinances

Summer 2012 | Denmark, Sweden and Norway

Templum Architects | Design consultant Reconfigured layout and specified floor finishes for a recently remodeled yoga and dance studio HAFCO & Associates | Intern Collaborated on as-built drawings, modern façade and landscape plans for home renovation

Winter 2011 | Sherman Oaks, CA

REFERENCES Paul Danna Design Director | SOM Douglas Noble Professor and Project Architect | USC Lee Olvera Thesis Professor | USC

213.327.2411 | paul.danna@som.com 213 446 5419 | dnoble@usc.edu 310.460.8436 | olvera@usc.edu

Summer 2013 – Present | Los Angeles, CA

Summer – Winter 2011 | Santa Monica, CA

Summer 2010 | Los Angeles, CA


INTERDISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP USC Architecture Guild | Student Representative Collaborate with Guild to promote fellowship opportunities and guide applicants. Mentor incoming students Magbit Foundation’s First Young Leadership Gala | Creative Director Generated graphic design and oversaw event planning for charity event, raising over $75,000 LA Art Walk: Interactive Installation| Curator and film producer USC Fisher Museum of Art | Yoga and Meditation Instructor Delta Omicron Zeta, USC’s Premier Leadership Fraternity | Design Director Developed marketing plan, brand image and graphic design for USC’s leadership society

Fall 2012 – Present Winter 2014 | Los Angeles, CA Fall 2013 | Los Angeles, CA Summer 2011 – Spring 2012 Summer 2011 - Spring 2012

RECOGNITION Interactive installation and film - A+D Museum ‘Building Site’ exhibition Co-author and designer | Joshua Tree National Park Environmental Design Guidelines Book Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certificate (BPAC) USC Environmental Sustainability Research Symposium USC Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work First Place | National Concrete Masonry Unit Hardscape Design Competition Honorable Mention| ORCO Block Unit Design Competition

Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2011 Spring 2011

SKILLS Working knowledge of Autodesk Revit 2013, BIM, MAX 6.0, Arduino Highly Proficient in Autodesk AutoCAD 2013, Rhino3D 2012, V-Ray 2012, SketchUp 8.5, Adobe Creative Suite CC6, Vasari, Ecotect Analysis, Climate Consultant 5.4, Autodesk 123D software, Microsoft Office, PC and Mac platforms. Fabrication CNC, 3D printing, laser cut, woodshop, manual and computer drafting and modeling Organizations Association for Women in Architecture (AWA-LA), American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Linguistic Fluent in Spanish, Working knowledge of Farsi and Hebrew Programs


THANK YOU.


Paulina Shahery - Spring 2014 - Portfolio