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Rob Calvey Selected Works May 2012


Hello, My name is Rob Calvey and I am a Fourth Year BArch Student at Virginia Tech. I am currently looking for an architecture internship, 20-40 hours per week, for this summer ending August 8th 2012. I have 5 years of office experience from a combination of summer, winter, and semester internships and in that time have focused on all phases of the design process from conceptual design to Construction Administration, with a heavy focus on DD & CD phases. I have experience in a large firm doing work on public safety and courts projects as well as small firms focusing on custom residential and commercial office projects. I have worked on new construction projects, renovation projects, and design-build projects using both Revit and AutoCAD. Throughout college I have tried to travel and get as many different cultural experiences as course load would allow and have spent semesters in Berlin and Chicago, as well as a summer in Sri Lanka. I am confident and comfortable inserting myself into new situations. I am not afraid to ask questions to further my understanding of project details, technical details, and office practices. I hope to use an internship as a spring board for my fifth year thesis work. From my travels in Sri Lanka I have become very interested in the long term process of building and using. In the Sri Lankan culture, families and businesses construct buildings as they can afford new materials. The landscape was peppered with buildings in various stages of construction from just concrete columns to a few CMU walls and stairs to buildings with one floor completed and occupied but the upper floors unfinished and waiting for expansion. I have become very interested in the idea of designing, building, and using spaces simultaneously and how the act of using something that is built early on in the process can change initial preconceptions of how a space will be used, thereby effecting the final design. I believe that a greater understanding of collaborative practices with user, owner and designer will greatly benefit my thesis. I also hope to use the summer to help with my leadership role in the new student organization Design for America. DfA started in Northwestern University and has interdisciplinary teams of students work with local communities to find problems that are effecting those communities and develope solutions. DfA has had multiple students create start-up companies in the last few years that are fighting things such as excess water use, childhood diabetes, and hygiene at homeless shelters. This semester we went through an intensive application process where we worked on alternative transit awareness in the Blacksburg area. We conducted numerous interviews with cyclist and non-cyclist about why they chose to use a particular type of transportation. We then created informational signs that where placed around town that had information on how long it would take to walk and bike from the sign location to important locations such as the library and the grocery store. The town has become interested in this form of signage and is looking at expanding the program in the future. I am very interested in having DfA serve the greater New River Valley area, not just the Blacksburg community that Virginia Tech often finds itself dealing with and I hope to use a summer internship to build a network of support within Virginia for projects that DfA will begin next semester. Attached are some academic and professional work samples. Thank you for your time and consideration, Rob Calvey

Rob Calvey May 2012 6332 Beryl Rd Alexandria, VA 22312 703.300.0833 rcalvey@vt.edu

References

Yoko Gallishaw - Noritake Associates ygallishaw@nka-arch.com Robert Franklin - PSA Dewberry rfranklin@Dewberry.com Coulter Toatley - PSA Dewberry ctoatley@Dewberry.com Nate Klinge - von Weise Associates (currently at Gensler) Nathan_klinge@gensler.com


Education

Professional Experience

College - Virginia Tech College of Architecture & Urban Studies (CAUS) Major: Bachelors of Architecture - Fourth Year Minor: Religious Studies GPA: 3.89/4.0 High School - Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology 2008 Noritake Associates: Fairfax, Virginia Dec 2011 - Jan 2012 Full Time Worked on Millwork Details, Security Drawings, Specifications, and Bid Drawings for a County Public Health Building. Worked on Elevator Lobby Interiors and Overhead Canopy Details for Spec Office Building Mid-Rise Project. von Weise Associates: Chicago, Illinois Nov 2011: 30 Hours a Week A 5 week internship as part of Virginia Tech Fall 2011 Chicago Studio. Worked on bid drawings for single family residential projects. Helped work on designing and html coding for a law firm website. PSA-Dewberry: Fairfax, Virginia Dec 2010 - Jan 2011: Full Time Worked on CDs for Courthouse & Office Building Project May 2010 - Aug 2010: Full Time Designed Floor Finish Plans for Public Safety Training Facility. Part of Two Man Team that Developed Concept & CDs for a City Hall Office Renovation Project. Attended CA Site Visits Dec 2009 - Jan 2010: 30 Hours a Week Worked on DDs, CDs, & LEED for Corrections, Public Safety, & Courthouse Projects May 2009 - Aug 2009: Full Time Worked on Concept Development, Schematic Design, and Presentations for Sheriffs Station Sept 2007 - Aug 2008: Sept - June: 20 Hours a Week June - Aug: Full Time Year Long High School Senior Research Paper on Design Process. Drafter, LEED Research and Documentation, Materials Research, Conducted Site Visits. Worked on CDs, Details, and CAs for Jail, Police, and Fire Station Projects

Study abroad Experience

4 Months of Study in Berlin, Germany - VT CAUS Program: Jan 2011 - May 2011 2 Months of Study in Sri Lanka - Virginia Tech Program: Learning the Pali Language, Buddhist History, Sri Lankan Culture & Teaching English. June 2011 - August 2011 4 Months of Study in Chicago, IL - VT CAUS program: Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

Computer Skills

AutoCAD 2012 Adobe Creative Suite 5 Adobe Dreamweaver (limited)

Adobe Premiere Pro Google SketchUp Lasercamm

Microsoft Office Revit 2010 Rhino 4

Awards Virginia Tech 3rd Year Competition 2010 2nd Place (2 person team) Richmond 48 Hour Film Project 2010 Monster Match: Best Use of Prop Honorable Mention Best Costumes Honorable Mention Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award

Activities Virginia Tech Design for America Cofounder, Nov 2011 - Present International Journal on the Arts in Society Associate Editor - Volume 6 National Society of Collegiate Scholars Apr 2009 - Present XYZ Gallery Student Run Art Gallery Aug 2009 - Dec 2010


Professional Works Travillah Fire Station - PSA Dewberry Sheriffs Station - PSA Dewberry Training Facility - PSA Dewberry Health Services - Noritake Associates


Professional Works Travillah Fire Station Montgomery, MD

PSA Dewberry Revit

Developed renderings for a new fire station project in MD, helped select materials and material patterns in the project.


Professional Works Sheriffs Station Loudoun, VA

PSA Dewberry AutoCAD

Portion of Plan Removed for Security Option 1

Option 1 Elevation Scheme 1 Plan

Scheme 1 Site Plan

Scheme 2 Site Plan

Scheme 3 Site Plan

Helped develop 3 schemes for this sheriff’s station project during the conceptual and schematic design phases. Worked on developing floor plans and site plans for each scheme as well as creating display boards for public information meetings and owners meetings. Assisted in design meetings that looked at the massing and elevations of the options.


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Professional Works Health Services

Noritake Associates AutoCAD

Building Exterior - Rendering by Jon Seagull

Main Lobby - Rendering by Jon Seagull

Typical Floor Lobby - Rendering by Jon Seagull

The Mid-County Health Services building is a 5-story, 200,000 SF office building and outpatient clinic for Fairfax County Health Services. As part of a four person team working on the Bid set for this project, I created Riser Diagrams for the CCTV system, reviewed and coordinated door hardware specifications for the project, and developed much of the custom furniture detailing within the office and lobby spaces. The renderings to the left show the security and information desks in each floor lobby for which I developed construction details.


Information Desk Details

The security and information desk was created in collaboration with the projects interior design firm. It had to have a locked cabinet for a computer, a monitor trolley to lock the computer monitor after hours, an optional cash box for certain departments, and keep with the free form nature themes that defined each floors lobby. The desk was designed to be built off site by the millworker and brought into location in pieces.

Information Desk Plan

Information Desk Elevation & Section


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Professional Works Health Services

Noritake Associates AutoCAD

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The two enlarged sections show the detail of the information desk cut through the monitor trolley and a detail of an exterior metal cantilevered canopy. The canopy hangs 6ft2ft and is 28ft wide.


Academic Works Life in 4 Windows Temporary Shelter Trunk Club Headquarters Green Street Furniture House Wildfire Museum Tango School & Cafe Art of Building - Folly Miscellaneous Works


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Life in 4 Windows was a multimedia project that looks at physical installations, video, and story to explore the effects of screening, motion and depth. The video project consisted of shooting a scene through one of four screen and then juxtaposing the screens together to allow the viewer to compare daily actions in ways that would typically go unnoticed. The lessons learned from the installation can be applied to a myriad of future projects, from housing to dance studios to offices in ways that traditional drawings and perspectives would have missed.


Life in 4 Windows

Blacksburg, VA

Spring 2012

After exploring the screens next to one another but alone, the next step involved layering and combining screens to see the effects of depth and layering on privacy.

By using video effects new spatial possibilities were tested and created without the need to build additional screens.

Life Screening used the same screens created for Life in 4 Windows and brought them to new locations and in new combinations to document and explore the effects of distance, angle, stacking and motion on how the screens are perceived. The screens were brought around the town of Blacksburg by creating bases for each screen to sit in, allowing for a diverse set of explorations. The project culminated in the creation of “video collages� that used the experiments with the screens to create new ways to add depth, time, and motion to a traditionally two dimensional medium.


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Outer Banks, NC

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2022 - SAND BAY NC RESEARCHERS FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA USE ONE PLATFORM AS A BASE FOR A WEEK LONG EXPIDITION.

2053 - KITTY HAWK NC CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF FLIGHT. EIGHT PLATFORMS ARE BROUGHT IN FOR EXTRA EVENT SPACE.

2016 - HURICANE HECTOR CUTS PORTSMOUTH NC FROM THE MAINLAND. SIX PLATFORMS ARE SENT DOWN IN THE FIRST RESPONSE UNIT.

2035 - STUMPY POINT NC THE RED CROSS USES TEN PLATFORMS TO HELP EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS RELOCATE.

2012 - CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE UNVEILS FOUR PLATFORMS FOR ITS NEW NATURE IN THE SOUND EXHIBIT

For the VSAIA competition a series of boats were developed that serve as temporary housing in times of natural disaster (above) and act as moving community gathering spots during normal conditions (left).


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What is Service? Service comes from the Latin servus, meaning slave. In our modern world, services both provide us with things we need as well as create artificial demand through commodification and objectification. Trunk Club is a men’s clothing retailer based out of Chicago Illinois. Trunk Club provides its clients with custom, made to order wardrobes that match their clients’ unique styles and tastes. Trunk Club conducts either in person or online interviews with their clients to get to know them, and then a Trunk Club stylist goes through Trunk Club’s inventory to find the right clothes for the client. The client never sees the inventory and doesn’t have to worry about the traditional hassles of retail. As Trunk Club grows they need new office space for up to 60 employees and room for 10 in-person fittings at a time. In designing the new headquarters it is very important that trunk club is not just another object in the sea of capitalism that a client sees and interacts with. Trunk Clubs headquarters must provide a human connection with their clients that questions our traditional material driven economy.


Trunk Club Headquarters Chicago, IL

Fall 2011 2 Person Team

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The key component of the new client experience will be the living room. When a client spends a long day at the office and just wants to relax for a little bit, can Trunk Club be the person he can talk to? The client living room can expand and contract to accommodate one client looking for a new wardrobe or a group of friends looking to have a party while they buy new clothes. The spaces are made of translucent accordion walls that give clients privacy and act as projection screens that let the client watch his favorite sports team, Skype with their wife while trying on clothes or just create their own ambiance with custom wall treatments.


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HI CHARLES! IM NISHA END WORK DAY/START FITTING APPTS. QUICK! BEFORE FEDEX COMES! BIG NEW INTERNET ORDERS! WHO CARES? THIS IS AWESOME! IS IT 5 YET? OPERATIONS RESTOCKING FILLING INTERNET TRUNK ORDERS A COUPLE PARTIES OF CLIENTS SWITCH! LUNCH: HALF/HALF OFFCIE LUNCH + FITTINGS LUNCH CROWD LARGE MEETING AND LUNCH APPTS. SMALL OFFICE MEETING /THOSE LATE OFFICE FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT MORNING MEETING EVERYONE IS COMING IN

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With the living room as the center of the space, the design focused on making that an immersive space and not just an object to be looked at by people outside the space. By treating each room as an individual elevator, the stylist has constant access to all of Trunk Club inventory without having to leave their client for extended periods of time. This allows the Trunk Club experience to be one about human connection and not just about buying new clothes.

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Trunk Club is an innovative new retail experience that creates opportunities for fluid and dynamic space. What does this new mode of thinking mean for the office employee who works at trunk club? We started by looking at what you actually need at your work desk: a computer, a phone, a chair, and paper storage. Instead of traditional desks, Trunk Club’s new offices will have different zones that employees can move around in freely. One floor will have a coffee bar for more social work and computer work stations for when employees need a larger screen than their laptop provides. Other floors have library style reading areas, a full service kitchen, and even a foosball table. By having different type of working environments, the employee can choice how they want to spend their day and where they want to do what tasks. This new office space will allow for the spontaneity of group ideas and the necessity of individual work space. To give employees their own personal space inside the office and accommodate their storage needs, each employee is given a cubby on one of the four office floors. The cubbies are assigned randomly, removing the hierarchy of traditional office models.

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Green Street is a mixed use development in Blacksburg, VA on the outskirts of the existing downtown area. Green Street explores an architecture that has usable living and retail units while also having 100% of the original site footprint given back to the town as both green space and usable open space. Green Street provides all townspeople with a brand new park that takes up an entire city block, while still providing the residents of Green Street with the privacy they require. Green Street places the initial commercial units along the town’s Main Street, the current commercial corridor. A walking path through the middle of the development acts as a pleasant public thoroughfare and as the town expands outward this path can become a pedestrian shopping area with quick connections to Bus stops and downtown.

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Green Street achieves an effective residential architecture by creating three levels of separation that define three different types of green space. Public tree ways at street level act as the main entry into the development and help bring the town into the development and vice versa. Semi-private residential yards below grade give the community two parks that they can use as their own. These parks provide room for neighborhood parties, pick up soccer games, and a place to play with your dog. Private rooftop gardens give each unit in Green Street their own personal space. These rooftops allow residents to relax and look out on the town without having the town look back at them. Green street also provides three winter gardens that are placed along the public treeways, giving this small winter town year round green space that everyone can enjoy.


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In the process of developing Green Street the pros and cons of different levels of separation were explored. Ultimately three levels of separation was decided upon. This provided the residential units with different ways to interact with the development. The lower level has direct access to the semi-public back yards and this has the main living space for the units. Street level has the main entry and eating area, as well as guest spaces. The main sleeping and working spaces are on the upper levels for increased privacy and direct access to the rooftop gardens.

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The final feature of Green Street is it’s Green Screen. This screen acts as the main skin for all of the units in green street, giving even more greenery to the site than the original footprint could offer. This screen allows for unique opportunities in the residential units such as the covered outdoor terrace. The screen acts as both a privacy and a shading device in the summer as the thick foliage filters the hot summer sun, while in the winter the greenery dies and the sun is allowed into the units providing warmth and additional views to the less crowded town streets.


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The Furniture house was developed during a one week exercise examining program adjacencies. The basic 5m x 10m module of the furniture house was developed to allow service space on the sides and served spaces in the middle. By combining the service spaces of the modules, storage and vertical circulation are shifted out of the way of the main served spaces. Shifting the modules allows for different programmatic relationships and by using moveable furniture rather than walls the user has a dynamic space to live in. Height changes in section allow for openness with differentiation even as the furniture dividing the spaces is removed.


This entry for the week long Third Year Competition won second place among 50+ entries. The prompt for the competition was to design a museum for wildfire, a general site description was given but no specific site was provided and the only program requirements were for a library, a watch tower, and exhibit space. This was the first school architectural design project we did where we were allowed to work in teams.

Northern Loop Trail Elevation - 2011

2003

Fire rages through the Oregon Forest. 21,113 acres burn. Newly built homes succumb to the blaze. The dreams of excited suburbanites fade with the flames.

Southern Loop Trail Elevation - 2023


Wildfire Museum Competition - Fall 2010 Oregon 2 Person Team

Museum Exhibit - 2011

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Campsite - 2011

A new museum is commissioned; a path marks the edge of the destruction of 2003. As the path unfolds, the museum is created throughout the forest. The museum marks the ground where man and fire met.

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Fire rages again. The museum trail protects the forest to the north and west, but the museum burns with the forest. Exhibits bend and glass breaks, and the memories of both fires are left within the twisted steel even as the forest regrows and the suburbs forget.

Campsite - 2023


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The Tango School is situated in the colorful and eclectic district of La Boca. The school accommodates students for a week at a time who want to learn in the birthplace of Tango. Due to its location in the heart of La Boca, the school also acts as a community center, opening itself up to show what its students are doing and providing an upscale cafe on the site within walking distance of many of La Boca’s main attractions.

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The school provides two dance studios for its students. One is below grade and acts as a private stage for special events. The other is glass enclosed and open to the street. The dormitories cantilever over the glass enclosed studio creating a covered area of the street where the public can watch the Tango while they cool off in the shade. The central plaza of the site is a series of ramps that weave back and forth, creating a different pace for the pedestrians who come off of the car filled street and acting as a potential stage for street performers or students who want to show off their moves. The cafe overlooks the plaza and provides students with a place to people watch as they drink their afternoon coffee.


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The Cafe has two seating areas, a large outdoor area for people who want a more public experience and a second floor dining room for guests who prefer some privacy. The cafe turns slightly from the street to allow guests to focus on the plaza and the pedestrian walkway to the south while still being visible from the street. The first level of the school aligns with the block to keep the integrity of the street, while the upper dormitory levels angle off of the street, allowing the students to have a view of the street but not be completely part of the street.

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Tango School & Cafe Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spring 2010

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The walls of the School and Cafe are made of different colored planes to match the existing language of the neighborhood, and allow for different kinds of interaction between the building interior and exterior.


The Art of Building project was to design a folly that explored repetition and balance through detailed building techniques. The folly was made of multiple arms that cantilever off one another and could rotate between 90o and 360o. The base of the folly was made of poured concrete and acted as both a counterweight for the wooden sculpture as well as a bench to enjoy the folly.


Art of Building - Folly Blacksburg, VA

Spring 2010 5 Person Team

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The joint that was developed for the wooden arms comprised of a lower arm, rotating brackets, and an upper arm. To give the folly height, two blocks were attached to each arm using dovetail keys made from a router table. To control the range of motion that each arm had, a metal L-bracket was placed on the lower arm and a second bracket was placed on the upper arm. A bolt was placed through the center of each arm to allow for motion.


Miscellaneous Works

Fall 2008 - Spring 2011

Through school the examination of process and repetition has been important to both my projects and my general thought. Through my various Buddhist studies experiences, I have tried to look at the process of life itself and find ways to bring that process into my architecture. To the left are 6 samples of a study that took a 4x4 grid and examined the systematic transformation of one state, upper right square, to another state, lower left square, to explore the different in between states that occur between extremes. The upper image is a map of the Berlin public transportation system. It was made by recording every bus, tram, and train ride that I took over a 4 month period and processing that data into a map of my movement through the city.



Selected Works - Rob Calvey