Rachael Maeri Jackson Rachael Maeri Jackson
Architecture can change peopleâ€™s entire outlook on an area for better or worse. I believe it is an architects duty to create enjoyable spaces for people to live, laugh and play. When approaching design, I draw my inspiration from history and nature to create unique pieces that tend to experiment with light, shadow, and different materials. I love learning as much as I can every day in order to grow as a person as well as a designer.
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Light and Shadow Instillation
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Where Sky Meets Earth
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Design & Build Lee VR Lounge
Atlanta Museum of Architecture For this project the goal was to create a museum of architecture in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Approaching this project, I focused on materiality of copper, and the form of the building to make it stand out within the city. Then creating shadows for those inside the building to experience.
Interior Perspective Shot
Physical Model 4
Final Massing Model In Site
Process Through Massing Models
Interior Lighting Shot
Reflection of Copper
Light & Shadow Instillation For this project the objective was to create an instillation in the Lee 1 courtyard of Clemson. the installations purpose was to interact with the sun to create interesting visual effects with light and shadow. For this model, I used 13,000 plastic coffee stirrers to create this crystallized form.
Walkway Render 8
Subtractive Design The instillation created two different effects when it interacted with the sun. One effect was harsh shadows when the sun was directly over the instillation. However, when the sun was hitting the instillation at a less direct angle the light would filter through the straws and create a rippling light that resembles light hitting water.
Model Extending Past Lee 1 Roof Top
Look Into The Small Alleyway
Light Diffusing Through The Instillation 10
Where Earth Meets Sky For this project the objective was to create a pavilion in the mountains of the south east United States, using my design I used the folded plate technique to frame the sky. In addition to the structure being folded plate I terraformed the landscape around to blend the structure into the site.
Aerial View. Charcoal Drawing
Site Before & After
The folded plate technique creates a unique experience for those inside this pavilion. It creates an artificial cave like experience for people to engage with the structure climbing it and sitting on it.
Interior Perspective Shot
Summer Studio Design & Build: Lee VR Lounge Over the summer of 2018 a group of 10 students and I were tasked with renovating room 257 of Lee hall in Clemson University. We transformed this old storage room into a lounge for students to hangout in as well as a massive green room for students to utilize virtual reality technology to walk around their projects theyâ€™ve designed. All of the furniture and walls we built utilized the symPly method created by Clemson University
Photography and Charging Stations
Photography Station and White Board
VR Green Room
SymPLY- A simple construction method using wooden pieces that fit together like puzzle pieces and bound by zip ties.
Kerfing To Bend Wood
Computer Stations & Charging Stations
RACHAEL M A E R I JACKSON E X P E R I E N C E
E D U C A T I O N
T E C H N I C A L
Design & Build Lee VR Lounge Clemson, Lee Hall
Clemson University Architecture Major History and Art Minor
Sales Associate Michaels Seneca, SC
Barcelona Architecture Center 2016
P E R S O N A B L E
Strong Work Ethic
Sharp Eye For Detail
Able To Handle Criticism
I N T E R E S T S
L A N G U A G E S
Online Portfolio: https://issuu.com/rachaelmaerijackson/docs/
2017 Electronic Repair Technician Jackson Electronic Repairs
The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance manâ€™s life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence. - Eero Saarinen
Structural Detail Drawings
Portfolio containing work from 1st year, 2nd year and summer design studio