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REBECCA BROWN

UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

2014


TABLE OF CONTENTS


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MUSIC PAVILION WATER COLOR CHANGING ROOM HAND SKETCHING INDOOR POOL LUMINAIRE BUILD MIXED USE HAND DRAFTING GREEN CENTER RESUME 02

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C

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B


MUSIC PAVILION A study in how various types of activiy define a space, this project’s objective was to understand form as a consequential variable in the design of a music pavilion to be located in downtown Austin, Texas. An exploration of mass and void through modeling led to a STEREOTOMIC form providing ENCLOSURE for nightime concerts and shading from harsh sunlight during the day. Apertures punched into the exterior allow views into the space favoring the stage while simultaneously highlighting VIEWS of Austin’s skyline from within, providing a dynamic venue for the city’s music scene.

A

B

C

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WATER COLOR This study in watercolor aims to understand form as a singular FIGURE in addition to being a subject within a FIELD, using color as a way to study the relationships inherent in PATTERNS.


CHANGING ROOM Pleiospilos nelii grows in such a way that it splits its existing shape to produce buds that, in turn, will split to reveal a formerly enclosed bloom. Studying the structure of the SUCCULENT and its growth patterns inspired the form of a MODULE that, after being replicated and attached, forms an enclosure. This replication can produce enclosures of varying degrees depending on desired views and daylight.


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HAND DRAWING The importance of hand drawing lies with vision, a universal form of COMMUNICATION. The drawing on the facing page is a reproduced image of a photograph drawn with lead pencils. The two life drawings on this page are GESTURE sketches

done

in

charcoal.

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INDOOR POOL An excercise in ADAPTIVE RE-USE presented the challenge of remodeling an existing building. In order to utilize as much of the existing limestone SHELL as possible, this design proposes replacing selected blocks with translucent blocks, locations of which correlate to public spaces on the interior. These new blocks would allow LIGHT to enter the dimly lit space during the day and, when the building is illuminated at night, produce security lighting for the high-crime area at night.


South Elevation

N

South Elevation North Elevation

West Elevation

W

West Elevation East Elevation

South Elevation

S

South Elevation North Elevation

West Elevation

E

West Elevation East Elevation

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LUMINAIRE BUILD Designed to be attached to BIKE RACKS, this luminaire provides both general illumination and direct task lighting. motion

sensors

react

Daylighting and to

activity

and

illumination, switching between dim and full settings in order to simultaneously aid in task efficiency and deter criminal activity. Parametrically

designed

with

GRASSHOPPER,

the luminaire is designed for adaptability.


C

C

1-0’ 1/2”

A

4 1/2”

B

4 1/2”

B

1-0’ 1/2”

A 8 1/2”

8 1/2”

3 1/4”

3 1/4”

A

A

6 3/4”

6 3/4”

B

B

C

C

SCALE: 3”= 1’

SCALE: 3”= 1’

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Candlepower Distribution Curves A

B

o

full setting

o

0

0

o

o

270

90

60 long

60 long o

o

270

90

60 long 60 long

60 long 60 long

60 long 60 long

o

o

180

180

o

o

0

0

dim setting

60 long 60 long

60 long 60 long

o

o

270

90 60 long

o

180

60 long o

o

270

90

60 long 60 long

o

180


MIXED USE

The design for this mixed use mid-rise building aims to create an internalized COMMUNITY space with retail and public green space on the ground floor and apartments above. The design of the apartment spaces was driven by the desire to have vertical gardens running through each unit. This adaptation of the idea of having a yard led to the creation of GARDENS that, while being connected to other units’ gardens, would be private if desired. This aspiration yielded a slanted sawtooth form, alternating in direction by floor. Apartment units are entered through their private courtyards, each of which boasts a vertical garden, operable louvers for PRIVACY from the public courtyard and access to the light well created by the building form. Included on every floor is a shared community space outfitted with a kitchenette, washer and dryer in an effort to encourage social gatherings of neighbors. These spaces too are situated around the VERTICAL gardens and wells that increase ventilation through the units. These light wells also plunge into the first floor retail, bringing unexpected light into the middle of spaces. This idea is continued in the sunken courtyard that brings light into the parking garage.


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HAND DRAFTING Useful tools for understanding

various

compositions, TECHNICAL drawings explore design INTENT with varying line weights and shading. To the right, AXONOMETRIC perspectival drawings aid constructed drawings in the understanding of the wood joints construction and movement.


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GREEN CENTER A building type widely unprecedented, this design proposes a green center for education and research on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. The design is drawn from considerations

of

site

forces

including

topography and strives to articulate and continue exisiting pedestrian PATHS in order to draw the PUBLIC in to an uncommon program.


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INFORMATION

School: 2711 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX 78705 Permanent: 6225 Rosemont Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76116 Cell 817-925-2239 Home 817-569-6164 rebeccabrownfw@aol.com

REBECCA BROWN

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture Five year professional degree Anticipated Graduation May 2016 GPA: 3.6 Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, Texas Class of 2011 GPA: 3.9

ACADEMIC HONORS

Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma University Honors Fraternities; Current Active Member; Invited for membership upon academic achievement during the 2011-2012 school year. Chi Omega Academic Recognition Honor given to members with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

DESIGN SKILLS

Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Rhino, AutoCad, Sketchup Moderate with Revit, Grasshopper Hand sketching, drafting, model making, photography skills


EXPERIENCE

Robert W. Kelly, Architect, Inc. Summer Intern; CAD design mock-ups and construction documents

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

UTSOA Student Government (2011-2012) Service Chair. Responsibilities include organizing all the Architecture Schools community service events and representing the Architecture School at campuswide community service events. Freshman Representative. LEAP (Leadership Education and Programs) (2012) Eight-week program for first-year leadership and development. YoungLife Leader (2012-2014) Volunteer mentor for sixth grade girls in Christian, relational organization. Weekly meetings to receive training and plan/organize events for Middles Schools in the West Austin area. Lead weekly Bible studies for sixth grade girls and weekly community gatherings. 18+ hours/week.

EXTRA CURRICULAR

Chi Omega Sorority Bylaws Committee Class Representative; Slating Committee Class Representative; Selected for Summer Recruitment Team; Voted Best New Member by peers; Preference Night Committee Head; Make A Wish Philanthropy Auction Fort Worth AIA Exploring Architecture Program (2009-2010) Selected from citywide applicants to participate in an 8 week Architecture program and to continue in an additional 8 week Portfolio Development program

REFERENCES

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