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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 6

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PERSONAL STATEMENT

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LANGSTON POWERPLANT

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ART GALLERY

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A PLACE FOR CONTEMPLALTION

COURTYARD HOME

PERSONAL WORK


PERSONAL TATEMENT Hello, My name is 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. This portfolio is the composition of my academic work, it shows what was done in my second and third year of architecture school. This will provide insight on my personality and work ethics.


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 renovation.

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


LANGSTON 02 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 energygenerating 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 industrial design of the plant.

Site Plan

SECTION C-C

SECTION D-D


SOUTH ELEVATION

COFFEE SHOP

CONFERENCE


TEACHING KITCHEN

museum

LANDSCAPE RENDERINGS

CLASSROOM

MUSEUM


03 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 Howard Theater. The type of art that will be used the gallery is textile.


PERSPECTIVE RENDERING


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

BUILDING INTERIOR

BUILDING EXTERIOR

The main concept behind the design is about axial shifts. How spaces and wall heights shifts, and how it moves to create an interesting atmosphere and structure. How 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. For this design it is key to create an interesting space, as the site is located in an art zone, right across from the Howard Theatre, 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


04 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 Biscayne Bay. This project consists of designing a place for the spirit. The site is currently occupied by a catholic chapel which will be replaced. The program consists of an entrance space, a main chapel, and a smaller support space.


SITE PLAN


PRECEDENTS/ DESIGN SOLUTIONS

PRAYER

MEDITATION

DW

CONTEMPLATION

SITE ENTRANCE

ENTRANCE

DN

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM SCALE 1" = 60'

DN

SPAtIAL DIAGRAM SCALE 1" = 60'

Contemplation means profound thinking about something. A Place of Reflection is a contemplative space that is available to everyone in 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. The site is softly lit into the early evening, to create a beautiful effect. A place for contemplation is not only a protected space where loss is felt but, it is acknowledged, 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'

FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1" = 60'

The project is based upon the concept of yin and yang. Yin yang is widely known as two opposites that complete the whole. Yin is the shady side which is the Feminine energy, while yang is the sunny place which is the male energy. Each relies on the other. Yin is descending, while yang is ascending. The theory of yin yang helps to the define the different grades on the site. It gives a concise explanation of light and dark and ascending 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 05

HOME & OFFICE

As families, have grown, the height of live-work spaces has grown as well. This project presents a functional space for a family of four – 2 parents and 2 children – that own their own eyeglass company, working from home. The house allows 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.


PRECEDENT


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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

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STREET

1st Floor

2nd Floor

1 STAIRS 2 WORK ROOM 3 POWDER ROOM 4 CONFERENCE ROOM


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