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RENEE WHITELEY HOWARD UNIVERSITY 2019 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL DEGREE CANDIDATE (240) 899-7735 REN.WHITELEY@GMAIL.COM


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CON TENT 7

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PERSONAL STATEMENT

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CAMPUS CANVAS

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LANGSTON POWERPLANT

ART GALLERY

COURTYARD HOME

A PLACE FOR CONTEMPLALTION

PERSONAL WORK


PERSONAL TATEMENT HELLO, MY

RENEE WHITELEY AND I AM A THIRD YEAR ARCHITECTURE STUDENT. I WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, GREW UP IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA AND I NOW RESIDE IN WASHINGSTON, D.C. ART AND TECHNICAL DRAWING HAS BEEN MY UTMOST PASSION SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, MY ONLY FOCUS WAS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ARCHITECTURE. MY LOVE FOR ARCHITECTURE HAS GROWN TREMENDOUSLY SINCE MY FIRST DAY AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY. BEING AT HOWARD HAS ENCOURAGED ME TO ENTER COMPETITIONS AND BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED. PURSUING ARCHITECTURE AS A PROFESSION DIRECTS ME TO A PATH WHERE THE LOVE OF ART AND PEOPLE CAN BE COMBINED, WHILE OFFERING A SERVICE OF DESIGN AND PLANNING. BUILDING ART IS A SYNTHESIS OF LIFE IN MATERIALIZED FORM. IT IS MY GOAL TO NOT ONLY STAND OUT AS AN ARCHITECT BUT ALSO AS AN INDIVIDUAL, FOR ME CREATING IS A POWERFUL SKILL, AN INTRIGUING ABILITY EVOLVING FROM OUR ORIGINALITY AND PERSPECTIVES. BY FORMULATING OUR OWN UNIQUE CREATIONS, WE MAY ENDEAVOR TO CREATE A PARALLEL BETWEEN OUR IMAGINATION AND THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE. NAME IS

THIS

PORTFOLIO IS THE COMPOSITION OF MY ACADEMIC WORK, IT SHOWS WHAT WAS DONE IN MY SECOND AND THIRD YEAR OF ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL.

WILL PROVIDE INSIGHT ON MY PERSONALITY AND WORK ETHICS.

THIS


EDUCATION Howard University, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) professional degree (August 2014 – Present)

WORK EXPERIENCE 2016 - Current

Visionary Design INC. (internship) CAD technician - creating floorplans of existing structures for renovatio

2016 - Current

DunamisMEDIA - IimagineTech (internship) Classroom attendant- teaching 3D printing, architecture programs, etc

2015 - Current

Howard University School of Architecture (TA) Teaching assistant for the computer application class

2015 - Current

Howard University School of Architecture Assisting students with Plotting services and a lab monitor.

Washington, D.C. (240) 899-7735 ren.whiteley@gmail.com http://linkedin.com/in/renee-whiteley-aa9041134 AWARDS 1st place in NOMAS (Howard Uni. chapter) design competition (2015) Howard University Dean’s List (2014-2016) Student leadership award (2014) Special Awards for Art(2013) Good exam performance -Cape level(2013-2014) School honor student award (2012-2014)

Summer 2016

Jamaica Social Investment Fund (internship) Reviewing and redesigning existing architectural drawings.

Summer 2015

Sandals International Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (internship) Assisted with Entertainment and Project management.

Summer 2014

Massy Distribution Jamaica (summer work program) Assisted as a Customer service rep. and an acountant

Summer 2013

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and PETCOM (summer work program) Data Analyst Filing and sorting documentation, calculating and interpreting statistical data

INTERESTS

Summer 2010 -

photography, traveling, tourism, business, music, design and decor

2011

Smart Kids Nursery and Pre-School Assistant teacher Graphic designer Designing of graduation and prize giving certificates Décor design and layout for events and fundraisers

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft office,Revit, Rhinoceros, 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, SketchUP, Adobe AfterEffects, AutoCAD


02 WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING COMPETITION AT

DISNEY, THEIR PARKS, RESORTS, CRUISE SHIPS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES ARE DESIGNED TO BE PLACES

FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO GATHER AND CREATE MEMORIES TOGETHER.

BEYOND

THE ATTRACTIONS,

RESTAURANTS, SHOWS AND PARADES, THE PARKS AND RESORTS INCLUDE OUTDOOR SPACES THAT ARE FUNCTIONAL YET INVITE GUESTS TO PAUSE AND ENJOY THE TIME IN BETWEEN THEIR ACTIVITIES.

THE

CHALLENGE WAS

TO APPLY SOME OF THEIR SAME DESIGN PRINCIPLES TO CREATE A NEW OUTDOOR SPACE WITHIN MY UNIVERSITY THAT ADDRESSES CURRENT STUDENTS, FACULTY AND VISITORS NEEDS WHILE PROVIDING A RESPITE FROM THE STRESSES OF COLLEGE LIFE.


GUEST EXPERIENCE

our campus AS STUDENTS, IN

FACULTY AND VISTORS WALK AROUND OUR CAMPUS CURRENTLY, THEIR EXPERIENCE IS MUNDANE, AND UN-IMAGINATIVE.

TRADITIONAL AND HISTORICAL, BUT ARE NOT A REPRESENTATION OF OUR UNIVERSITY’S CULTURE AND ATMOSPHERE.

COMPLETE CONTRAST, THE CITY OF

GRAFFITI

WASHINGTON, D.C.

THE

BUILDINGS ARE

IS A CULTURAL HUB AND GATEWAY FOR ARTISTS ALIKE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN MANY FORMS.

AND STREET ART HAVE BECOME A HUGE PART OF

DC’S

IDENTITY AND IS NOW DEEPLY ENGRAVED IN THE CULTURE.

our campus


INTERFACE USER INTERFACE THE INTERFACE THAT APPEARS ON THE GLASS IS DESIGNED TO BE SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR EVEN CHILDREN TO USE. IT ALLOWS USERS TO CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE TWELVE COLORS ON THE WHEEL AND CHANGE THE SHADE OF THE SELECTED COLOR

THE

CAN EXPELS A COLORED MIST THAT GIVES THE FEELING OF REAL SPRAY WITHOUT

ACTUALLY LEAVING ANY PIGMENT ON GLASS TO PROVIDE AN AUTHENTIC STREET ART EXPERIENCE.

THE

SENSOR USES THIS INFORMATION TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE SMART

GLASS AS TO PRECISELY WHERE AND OF WHAT COLOR PAINT SHOULD APPEAR ON THE GLASS.


MODES

CAMPUS CANVAS

TAKES FORM IN A VARIETY OF WAYS THAT WE CALL

EXPERIENCE CREATING STREET ART.

“MODES”. EACH

interactive mode

circulation mode C IRCULATION

MODE CREATES A DYNAMIC PATH THAT SERVES AS A GALLERY,

ALLOWING GUESTS TO CREATE AND OBSERVE THE ART WHILE TRAVELING ABOUT CAMPUS.

T HE

EXPERIENCE OF WALKING TO AND FROM CLASS WILL EVOLVE

FROM ONE THAT IS TIRESOME AND BLEAK TO ONE THAT IS STIMULATION AND UNDER CONSTANT CHANGE.

MODE PROVIDES GUESTS WITH A DIFFERENT

I NTERACTIVE MODE G UESTS WILL HAVE

ALLOWS GUESTS TO BECOME FULLY IMMERSED IN THEIR ART. THE ABILITY TO WALK AROUND AND THROUGH THE ANGULAR

STRUCTURE WITHOUT IMPACTING THE ART ALLOWING THE ARTIST TO PAINT FROM ANY POSITION.


building mode

show piece mode S HOWPIECE

MODE CREATES A CENTRAL SPACE WHERE STUDENTS,

FACULTY,

VISITORS CAN GATHER TO COLLECTIVELY ADMIRE A SCULPTURAL PIECE. A NEW,

AND

E VERY

WEEK,

FEATURED ARTIST WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF HIS OR HER

TALENTS TO THE CAMPUS.

AT

THE END OF EACH WEEK,

TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEXT FEATURED ARTIST.

THE ART WILL BE CLEARED

F INALLY,

THE ESSENCE OF

C AMPUS C ANVAS,

THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING A GRAFFITI ARTIST, BUILDINGS AROUND CAMPUS. BUT

C AMPUS C ANVAS

CAMPUS BEAUTIFUL

T AGGING

BUILDING MODE.

T HIS

MODE OFFERS GUESTS

LEAVING THEIR MARKS ON THE SIDES OF

BUILDINGS IS AN ACTIVITY THAT IS SEEN AS TABOO,

ENCOURAGES USERS TO TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO MAKE THE


LANGSTON 03 POWER PLANT LANGSTON TERRACE DWELLING WAS BUILT IN 1938, IT IS THE OLDEST PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC AND AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY. THE SITE WAS FORMALLY FUELED BY A COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT, WHICH WAS DECOMMISSIONED IN THE 1980S. THE PLANT HAS BEEN INOPERATIVE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. THE DESIGN CHALLENGE WAS ENFORCED BY SUSTAINABLE DC. THEY PROVIDED THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY (DCHA) WITH $245,000 FROM THE SUSTAINABLE DC INNOVATION CHALLENGE GRANT TO TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF REDEVELOPING AN IDLE POWER PLANT AT LANGSTON INTO A CLEAN ENERGY-GENERATING ASSET. THE GRANT WOULD HELP SUSTAINABLE DC MEET ITS GOAL THAT “ALL PUBLIC HOUSING WILL BE GREEN, HEALTHY, AND CAPABLE OF MEETING NET-ZERO ENERGY STANDARDS” BY 2032.


PERSPECTIVE SECTION


1ST FLOOR

SECTION A-A

2ND FLOOR

SECTION B-B


THE

BRAND-NEW PLANT WOULD SERVE AS A

MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY THAT WOULD INCLUDE; A CO-WORKING SPACE, TEACHING KITCHEN, COFFEE

SHOP, MUSEUM, GIFT SHOP, RETAIL SPACES, CLASS ROOM AND OUTDOOR SPACES.

BEYOND

ENERGY

SAVINGS AND RENEWABLE POWER PRODUCTION, MY AIM WAS TO ENABLE A SIGNIFICANT QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RESIDENTS, TO MAKE A MODEL FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION IN THE

21ST

CENTURY BUT ALSO PRESERVING THE INDUSTRI-

AL DESIGN OF THE PLANT.

SITE PLAN

SECTION C-C

SECTION D-D


SOUTH ELEVATION

COFFEE SHOP

CONFERENCE


TEACHING KITCHEN

MUSEUM

LANDSCAPE RENDERINGS

CLASSROOM


04 ART GALLERY FLORIDA AVE. & T-STREET

THE

SITE IS CURRENTLY A PARKING LOT OWNED BY THE

DISTRICT

OF

COLUMBIA. THE

LOCATION IS ZONED FOR ART USE AND IS IDEAL FOR A GALLERY BECAUSE IT IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE USED THE GALLERY IS TEXTILE.

HOWARD THEATER. THE

TYPE OF ART THAT WILL BE


PERSPECTIVE RENDERING


T R A N S F O R M AT I O N & PA R T I

BUILDING INTERIOR

THE

BUILDING EXTERIOR

MAIN CONCEPT BEHIND THE DESIGN IS ABOUT AXIAL SHIFTS.

ATMOSPHERE AND STRUCTURE.

HOW

HOW

SPACES AND WALL HEIGHTS SHIFTS, AND HOW IT MOVES TO CREATE AN INTERESTING

THE INTERIOR WALLS ARE DESIGNED, IS ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE FOR THE USERS. IT NARRATES WHERE THE USERS

MOVE AND HOW THEY MOVE WHILE THEY ARE VIEWING VARIOUS ART PIECES. LOCATED IN AN ART ZONE, RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE

HOWARD THEATRE,

FOR

THIS DESIGN IT IS KEY TO CREATE AN INTERESTING SPACE, AS THE SITE IS

AND SURROUNDED BY MANY RESIDENTIAL HOMES, A UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS.

STREET

ELEVATION


Section A-A

KITCHEN B/R

DI WI SPLA ND Y OW S

OFFICE

GALLERY SPACE

STORAGE

MECH.

DI WI SPLA ND Y OW S

Section B-B

WORK ROOM DISPLAY WINDOWS

DISPLAY WINDOWS

FLOOR PLAN

SECTION B-B

PERSPECTIVE

SECTION A-A


05 A PLACE FOR CONTEMPLATION MIAMI, FLORIDA DESIGN TRANSFORMATION THIS

DESIGN PROJECT GAVE ME THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND, USE AND APPLY THE DESIGN CONCEPTS

OF AXIS, FORMALITY, TRANSPARENCY AND TECTONICS OR THE MANIFESTATION OF STRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION.

THE

SITE FOR THE PROJECT IS LOCATED ON THE SHORE OF

PROJECT CONSISTS OF DESIGNING A PLACE FOR THE SPIRIT. CATHOLIC CHAPEL WHICH WILL BE REPLACED. CHAPEL, AND A SMALLER SUPPORT SPACE.

THE

THE

BISCAYNE BAY. THIS

SITE IS CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY A

PROGRAM CONSISTS OF AN ENTRANCE SPACE, A MAIN


SITE PLAN


PRECEDENTS/ DESIGN SOLUTIONS

PRAYER

MEDITATION

DW

CONTEMPLATION

SITE ENTRANCE

ENTRANCE

UP

DN

DN

SPAtIAL DIAGRAM SCALE 1" = 60'

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM SCALE 1" = 60'

CONTEMPLATION MEANS PROFOUND THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING. A PLACE OF REFLECTION IS A CONTEMPLATIVE SPACE THAT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE THE COMMUNITY. THIS BEAUTIFUL AND TRANQUIL SITE – SET IN MIAMI, FLORIDA, JUST ALONG THE COAST PROVIDES A PLACE OF COMMEMORATION AND HEALING FOR PEOPLE COPING WITH LOSS AND EVERYDAY LIFE CHALLENGES. THE SITE IS SURROUNDED BY NATURAL BUSHLAND, WALKING PATHS, CONTEMPLATION DECKS AND SEATING PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUAL REFLECTION AND QUIET DISCUSSION. EVENING, TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL EFFECT.

A

THE

IN

SITE IS SOFTLY LIT INTO THE EARLY

PLACE FOR CONTEMPLATION IS NOT ONLY A PROTECTED SPACE WHERE LOSS IS FELT BUT, IT IS ACKNOWL-

EDGED, WHERE LOVED ONES ARE REMEMBERED AND WHERE NATURE ENCOURAGES THE SEEKING OF UNDERSTANDING, HEALING, HOPE AND RENEWAL.


520 feet

BELOW GRADE

A

B B ON GRADE

DN

ON GRADE

ABOVE GRADE

DN

DN

LEVELS DIAGRAM SCALE 1" = 60'

THE

FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1" = 60'

PROJECT IS BASED UPON THE CONCEPT OF YIN AND YANG.

SHADY SIDE WHICH IS THE

FEMININE

YANG IS WIDELY KNOWN AS TWO OPPOSITES THAT COMPLETE THE WHOLE.

ENERGY, WHILE YANG IS THE SUNNY PLACE WHICH IS THE MALE ENERGY.

DESCENDING, WHILE YANG IS ASCENDING.

THE

YIN

EACH

RELIES ON THE OTHER.

YIN

YIN

IS THE

IS

THEORY OF YIN YANG HELPS TO THE DEFINE THE DIFFERENT GRADES ON THE SITE. IT GIVES A CONCISE EXPLANATION OF LIGHT AND DARK AND ASCEND-

ING AND DESCENDING ETC.

USUALLY, YANG IS ASSOCIATED WITH ENERGETIC QUALITIES, SUCH AS; ASCENDING, EXPANDING, HEAT, BRIGHT, PROGRESSING, ACTIVE. YIN, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PHYSICAL FORM OF AN OBJECT AND HAS LESS ENERGETIC QUALITIES SUCH AS STILLNESS, DESCENDING, CONTRACTING, COLD, DARK. YIN WOULD REPRESENT THE BELOW GRADE.


13 feet

SECTION B-B SCALE 1/4” = 1’-0”

50 feet

SCALE 1/8” = 1’-0”

SOUTH-EAST ELEVATION


DN

FLOOR PLAN

SECTION A-A


COURT YARD 06

HOME & OFFICE

AS

FAMILIES, HAVE GROWN, THE HEIGHT OF LIVE-WORK SPACES HAS GROWN AS WELL.

– 2 PARENTS AND HOME. THE HOUSE ALLOWS

PRESENTS A FUNCTIONAL SPACE FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR THEIR OWN EYEGLASS COMPANY, WORKING FROM

THIS PROJECT 2 CHILDREN – THAT OWN THEM TO RUN THEIR

BUSINESS AND RAISE A FAMILY CONCURRENTLY USING THE DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF

MIES VAN DER

ROHE. BY TAKING THE CONCEPT OF AN ARCHITECTURAL PROMENADE TO SEPARATE THE LIVE AND WORK ELEMENTS, THE INHERENT LINEARITY OF THE SITE IS STRENGTHENED AND CREATES A SENSE OF FLUID MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT.


section a-a

7 6

8

5

9

RESIDENTIAL :

10

section c-c 4 3

11

2

12 1

section b-b 13

STREET

1 ENTRY 2 GARAGE 3 KITCHEN 4 POWDER ROOM 5 DINING 6 GREAT ROOM 7 MASTER BEDROOM 8 MASTER CLOSET 9 MASTER BATHROOM 10 BEDROOM 1 11 SHARED BATHROOM 12 BEDROOM 2 13 STAIRS

OFFICE : 4

2

3

1

STREET

1st Floor

2nd Floor

1 STAIRS 2 WORK ROOM 3 POWDER ROOM 4 CONFERENCE ROOM


THE

BUILDINGS STRONG LINEAR SCHEME

LEAVES WAY FOR EXPANSIVE GREEN SPACES AND COURTYARDS ON THE PERIMETER OF THE SITE.

THE

WIDESPREAD USE OF GLASS AND

STEEL FRAMING CONSTRUCTION ENGAGES THESE OUTDOOR SPACES TO BRING THE OUTSIDE IN.

WHILE MIES’

section c-c

CONCEPTS DEALING

WITH THE OUTDOOR AREAS OF A BUILDING ARE REFERENCED, THE DESIGN IS ALSO INSPIRED IN ITS SIMPLE RECTANGULAR GEOMETRY AND OPEN PLANS. IT PUSH AN ARCHITECTURAL PROMENADE THAT GIVES THE PRIVATE LIVING SPACES A DETACHMENT FROM THE PUBLIC AREAS WITH HIGH TRAFFIC FOR BUSINESS AND GATHERING OCCASIONS.

THE

EXPOSED AND REFINED STRUCTURAL DETAILS GIVE A NOD TO THE BIFOCAL AESTHETIC OF THE COMPANY HOUSED INSIDE.

section b-b

section a-a


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