Rolfe Nicholas Selected Works

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ROLFE NICHOLAS selected works


ROLFE NICHOLAS

1684 Woodbine St New York, NY 11385

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E DUCAT I O N + Un ivers it y o f N evad a School of Architecture | Las Vega s Bachelor of Science Architecture + AIAS Mentor + F u n dacio E n ric M ir alles Glob al Stud io | Barcelona

2019

+ Un ivers idad Ib eroam er icana Glob al Stud io | M exico C i ty

2017 - 2021

2018 2016 - 2017 2013 - 2016

Architecture / Interior Design / Furniture Design CANDIDATE

Architecture / Urban Design / Landscape Architecture

Rapid Design and Engineering Competition

Bachelor of Business Strategic Design Management

Dual Credit Honors Diploma + Associate of Science Business

+ Global Sh ape r s C om m unity M ake-A-Thon | Las Vegas + Pars o n s Sch ool of D esign | M anhattan

+ Tru ckee Meadows H igh School & C ollege | Reno E XPE R I E NCE

2020 -

+ Junior Designer / Visualization Lead | Hoogland Architecture | Las Vegas Lead in the design process and develop solutions. Generate drawings, visualizations and presentations in many mediums. Coordinate with consultants. Lead the transition to photorealistic renders as the new medium of communication. Began curating art for clients’ private collections in conjunction with Interior Design.

2019 - 2020

+ Architectural Intern | Hoogland Architecture | Las Vegas Participate in the design process and develop solutions. Create presentation graphics and communicate concepts to the team. Focused on a scale model of a residence. Deepened my understanding of building system, codes, and construction methods. Organized and maintain office tasks and file management.

2018 - 2019

+ Sales Support | Prada | Las Vegas Convey brand philosophy and values. Foster and develop loyalty transforming clients into relationships. Create a worldly experience and ensure up to date knowledge of fashion and design trends inn luxury, art and design. Provide excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

2018

+ Architectural Intern | BKLA Architecture | Portland Embark in the design process. Develop hand drawing, rendering and model building skills. Understand and appreciate the built environment. Assimilate in building systems, codes and construction methods. Organize office tasks and file management. SKI L L S R h in o ceros , R e vit, Lum ion, AutoC AD, Photoshop , InDes ign , I llu s t rat or, G rasshop p er, For m It, SketchUp , VRay Art Cu rat io n , digital & analog p hotogr ap hy, v id eogr ap hy, CNC, 3D Prin t ing, Laser C utting, H and d r afting/ m od elin g R E F E R E NCE S Henry “CJ” Hoogland, Principal | Hoogland Architecture Sung Ha, Project Manager | Hoogland Architecture Brett Laurila, Principal | BKLA Architecture



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THE RIPPLE

50,000 SQFT

workplace + mass transit + outdoor experience


The new headquarters expresses the gesture of a sustainable technology company and the future of the workplace, post COVID-19. The EFTE creates an inside-out effect allowing light transmission but reducing heat by 80%. The outdoor plaza and xeriscape garden is raised scooping and activating the ground plane. This movement is bisected by many public transportation possibilities.

HOW CAN WE CREATE A MULTIFACETED WORKPLACE THAT DISRUPTS THE TRADITIONAL OFFICESPACE?

TERRITORIAL PLAN

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CAFE/ DINING

LEVEL 1 / TYPICAL PLAN

O c c u p y in g the trad i ti o nal o f f i ce t y p o lo g y, a g l as s box o r hi g hr i se to w e r is typ i cal l y us ed , b ut in t h is c a se a s us tai nabl e s tructure o f h ig h p e r f o rm ance m ateri al s h o ws t h e g es ture o f p o s s i b i l i ti es s p e a r h e a d in g an i m ag e o f the nex t g e n e ra tio n of f i ce- co m p any.

RAIN

SOLAR RADIATION

WIND

HEAT EMISSION LONGWAVE RADIATION

CONDENSATION INWARD AIR EXCHANGE

INTERNAIL AIR FLOW

SUPPLY AIR

MATERIAL

CONNECTION

STATURE

S u p p o r tin g a new wo rk- f ro m h o me to wo rk- ei ther- o r m o del , t h e c o mp a ny’s cam pus o f f ers m a n y re so u rces f ro m p ub l i c t ra n sp o r ta t i o n, retai l and d i ni ng . A n o u td o o r g arden acti vates the g ro u n d p la ne and s co o ps up the i m me d ia te nei g hb o rho o d f aci l i tat ing fo r w e lln e ss and co m m uni ty.

ETHYLENE TETRAFLOUROETHYLENE CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAM TRIPLY PLY/ QUADRUPLE PLY ETHYLENE TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE REDUCES HEAT GAIN BY 70-80% WHILE ALLOWING LIGHT TRANSMISSION

DESERT SOUTHWEST PLANTINGS PROPOSAL MATRIX

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LOUNGE WORKSPACE + QUICK MEET ZONE

COLLABORATION ZONE + EXCHANGE

SOLO / DUO + GROUP BREAKOUT

HIGH FOCUS CLUSTERS + QUIET BOOTHS PROGRAMMING AXONOMETRICS


DAYLIGHTING: SKYLIGHTS + PENETRATION IN

SOLAR CONTROL: MOTORIZED LOUVERS MINIMZES HEAT

FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY:

MEMBRANE: TRIPLE LAYER ETFE REDUCES HEAT TRANSMISSION BY 80%

STAGGERED FLOOR PLATES

OPEN PLAN + MODULAR MEP

+ RAISED FLOORS


OUTDOOR COMFORT: ROOF GARDEN CREATES MICRO CLIMATES

XERISCAPE + GREENERY: PROVIDES SHADE AND FUN

RAIN WATER RECLAMATION: DRAIN CATCHES RAIN DOWNPOUR

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: DESIGN CELEBRATES + ENCOURAGES MASS TRANSIT


The New City

0.25 SQMI

massings + typologies + anthropogenic spaces This New City creates a live-work environment with hives of vibrant activity in a sustainable model of healthy metropolitan living. The closeness of amenity, city cores, green space and walkability further demonstrate our approach to urban planning. Our careful consideration of human perspective and scale create a quotidian and quintessential city and lifestyle.

HOW CAN WE HYBRIDIZE ANTHROPOGENIC SPACES AT AN UBRAN CITY SCALE?

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CHIPBOARD LASERCUT CITY BLOCK MODEL

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AERIAL GOOGLE MAP SCRENSHOTS

We bega n b y ra p i d a n n o t a ti o ns a nd o r tho g ra p h i c m i m i c r y o f o ur c hoice pre c e d e n t s. T h e N e w Ci t y s y nthes ize d ke y f e a t u re s o f many p rominent c i t i e s su c h a s C hi cag o ’s Riv er w a lk , t h e E e r i e Ca n a l , Cha tea u d e Va u x - l e -Vi c o m te, Ba rcelona ’s c o u r t y a rd s a n d t he c iv ic v is io n o f t h e N a t i o n a l Mal l .

DIGITAL SKETCHING PROCESS


MASSING TYPOLOGY AND FLOOR-TO-AREA MATRIX

We employed a generative design process, rigorous analysis and a synthesis of spatial logic in the d e s i g n o f o u r c i t y. We u s e d a d v a n c e d c o o rd i n a t i o n o f anthropogenic spaces at an urban scale using the ratio of a b u i l d i n g ’s t o t a l f l o o r a r e a ( FA R ) t o t h e s i ze o f t h e p i e c e of land upon which it is built. Through these architectural massings, extrapolated urban topologies followed and hybridized many elements into a city proposal.



PERSPECTIVE CITY RENDER


ACACIA PARK + ADDITION veteran memorial + city hall addition + urban revitalization

900 SQFT + 1/4 ACRE

Beginning as a moment of repose - the Memorial is recessed between a curtain of falling water and airy trees. Water flows over the names, wispy greenery flutter creating a curtain of white noise in the air - an oasis for contemplation and self reflection. This is a combinatory space offering a quiet escape to honor the Veterans whilst being a catalyst for the revitalization for an underutilized district.


HOW CAN WE CREATE A GATHERING SPACE DEEPLY ROOTED IN KINDNESS AND SOLEMNITY?

MEMORIAL RENDER

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The A d d it io n p o s es as a ho l i s ti c q uest o f ic o n ic s treng th f o r f ul l com mu n io n a n d i nteracti o n wi th the enve lo p in g a n d travers i ng nature. W i t h its simp listi c f o rm s , cl ear geome tr y a n d s o l i d m as s i ng - i t i s a p i ece o f su b d u e d es teem am o ng the l angu a g e o f th e i m m edi ate b ui l d i ng s, a p p ro a c h a b le a nd ki nd. A rem a r k a b le c ircul ar o peni ng al l o w l i ght a n d t h e n atural hab i tat to f reel y i nteg ra te in th e s pace as a m edi ati ng groun d b e twe e n the Veteran Mem o ri al a nd th e p ro c e e d i ng Ci ty H al l .

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PRELIMINARY CHARCOAL SKETCHES

It is a beacon-of-light atrium, a “sor t of eye” gesturing to the city serving as an anchor for the newfound vibrant district.

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TO CITY HALL

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RECEPTION

STANDARD OFFICE 135 SQFT

STANDARD OFFICE 135 SQFT

CONFERENCE ROOM 130 SQFT

STANDARD OFFICE 130 SQFT

OPEN TO BELOW

EXECUTIVE OFFICE 130 SQFT

STORAGE 50 SQFT

STORAGE 50 SQFT

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Ralph Valencia Clare Shepherd Lawson Zhang Abbey Lloyd Jenna Wallace Erica Flynn Kyan Edwards Eddie Bruce Brennen Allen Issac Avery Maxwell Sherman Callie Shaw Corinne Wagner Francesca Boone Nathan Cruz Cristofer Reilly Kaila Dickson Willow Schwartz Alvin Donaldson Shayna French Tyree Graves Olive Warren Mackenzie Odom

Ralph Valencia Clare Shepherd Lawson Zhang Abbey Lloyd Jenna Wallace Erica Flynn Kyan Edwards Eddie Bruce Brennen Allen Issac Avery Maxwell Sherman Callie Shaw Corinne Wagner Francesca Boone Nathan Cruz Cristofer Reilly Kaila Dickson Willow Schwartz Alvin Donaldson Shayna French Tyree Graves Olive Warren Mackenzie Odom

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Katie Riley Ramiro Wells Stephany Hunter Bronson Petersen Landin Hendrix Mckinley Ferrell Kenna Levine Janet Solomon Brittany Cardenas Adalynn York Amy Peters Anthony Keller Cecilia Pittman Emily Shepherd Elian Ingram Nasir David Josiah Zuniga Kylan Petersen Isaias Myers Khloe Chen Lila Dunlap Heaven Nash Deacon Arellano

LOWER LEVEL

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Katie Riley Ramiro Wells Stephany Hunter Bronson Petersen Landin Hendrix Mckinley Ferrell Kenna Levine Janet Solomon Brittany Cardenas Adalynn York Amy Peters Anthony Keller Cecilia Pittman Emily Shepherd Elian Ingram Nasir David Josiah Zuniga Kylan Petersen Isaias Myers Khloe Chen Lila Dunlap Heaven Nash Deacon Arellano

Rebecca Kline Jared Suarez Maurice Neal Megan Houston Jan Bennett Adrienne Daniels Lacey Faulkner Ann Francis Ray Brady Karsyn Wall Leonard Davis Emmanuel Wang Jensen Ramirez Alina Moreno Kathryn Carney Dereon Mcbride Kyla Randolph Celia Bishop Warren Mclaughlin Lila Mcguire Kayla Savage Lisa Fitzgerald Jonah Fritz

Rebecca Kline Jared Suarez Maurice Neal Megan Houston Jan Bennett Adrienne Daniels Lacey Faulkner Ann Francis Ray Brady Karsyn Wall Leonard Davis Emmanuel Wang Jensen Ramirez Alina Moreno Kathryn Carney Dereon Mcbride Kyla Randolph Celia Bishop Warren Mclaughlin Lila Mcguire Kayla Savage Lisa Fitzgerald Jonah Fritz

Ahmed Hensley Janelle Spence Perla Suarez Areli Wilkins Avah Delgado Makenna Preston Ishaan Matthews Yasmine Buck Peter Mack Marie Wilcox Amiah Parrish Mariana Wolf Gianna Kirby Makenzie Mccall Orion Suarez Nasir Ochoa Taniyah Lawrence Emilio Orr Madilyn Woodard Malcolm Mann Rubi Lester Salvador Moon Cade Hess

Ahmed Hensley Janelle Spence Perla Suarez Areli Wilkins Avah Delgado Makenna Preston Ishaan Matthews Yasmine Buck Peter Mack Marie Wilcox Amiah Parrish Mariana Wolf Gianna Kirby Makenzie Mccall Orion Suarez Nasir Ochoa Taniyah Lawrence Emilio Orr Madilyn Woodard Malcolm Mann Rubi Lester Salvador Moon Cade Hess

Kimora Turner Humberto Kaiser Adalyn Jennings Spencer Lambert Kendra Nash Aaron Graves Karina Adams Kolten Tucker Salvatore Pope Marissa Schaefer Amani Wiggins Jovan Taylor Derick Soto Cristal Elliott Annalise Finley April Acosta Halle Frank Alvin Whitaker Jaiden Zuniga Rohan Contreras Heath Schroeder Kendall Whitehead Dayton Santiago

Kimora Turner Skye Sparks Milagros Deleon Mariela Gardner John Parks Bernard Kirk Hayden Serrano Nikolas Stuart Delilah Sanders Yael Wood Regan Barrett Paola Webb Jerome Prince Ryan Rich Carina Price Shane Fernandez Donte Vaughn Ellie Terry Paulina Anthony Mylie Cross Delilah Donovan Emmanuel Dunlap Abdiel Cisneros

Azaria Erickson Davin Turner Tucker Hawkins Chaim Chaney Skye Patel Chaz Logan Kyleigh Maxwell Elias Summers Drew Keith Bridget Oliver Giovani Dillon Damion Gray Taylor Phillips Pedro Dunn Jade Kirk Devin Jefferson Cedric Keith Valentin Singleton Tyler Boyer Taliyah Wilson Camren Mora Hanna Huynh Scarlet Rowe

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MEMORIAL PARK

LOWER LEVEL / OFFICE

CITY HALL ADDITION + MEMORIAL

WELCOME CENTER / LOBBY


THE PLAYGROUND

1/4 ACRE

landscape + architectural folly + response to emotion

1/8” FOAMCORE MODEL


We were tasked to create a landscape and architectural folly that summoned an emotion, memory and experience of space. I was assigned the emotion, joy. I dug deep through the cornerstone of my childhood and retreated to the genesis of joy, playtime - with a jungle gym.

1/8” FOAMCORE MODEL

How can we create a pavillion that translates the dynamism of our precedent and a response to emotion?

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Fo r th i s fo l l y scu lpt u re, w e w ere ta sk e d to dis s ect t h e anat o m i c a l a n d bio log ical co m p o n e n ts o f ou r given p rece de n ts. By ra n do m I w as g iven t h e Mara tu s Vo l a n s, an in credible o r g an i sm w i th amazin g kin et ic cap a b i l i ti e s. T hrou g h a n a l y s is + res earch , s ket c h e s, p a per s t u dy models , w o o d e n do w e l mo dels an d b ack to d r a w i ngs , w e were t as k e d to c re a t e ou r proces s o f t r a n sf o r m i n g ou r preceden t and l i fti n g i ts elemen t s in t o i m ag i n a ti v e a rc h it ect u re t h at d es c r i be d o u r “emot ion ” wh ich w as a l so c h o se n at ran dom. Mi ne w a s “ h a ppin es s ” or “jo y.”

PRECEDENT

W hat h a p pe n s wh en you cros s a p ea c o c k j u m pin g s pider w it h chi l d h o o d j o y ?

Pl ay gro u n d ?

P l ayg ro u n d ?

P lay gro u n d .

KINETIC MAPPING DRAWING


KINETIC SCULPTURE - PAPER STUDY MODEL

SCAFFOLD SCULPTURE - WOOD STUDY MODEL

PAPER STUDY MODEL DRAWING

WOOD STUDY MODEL DRAWING




EL ENLACE (the exchange) masterplan + conservation + preservation

12 ACRES

In con j u n c ti o n wit h Un ivers idad I be roam er icana and the Univer sity of N ev ada , Las Ve g a s, w e w ere in s t ru ct ed t o tr ansfor m this b iological p ar ad ise and p ro pose a un i f i e d te c to n ic lan g u ag e o f a concep tual m aster p lan. We were to highlig h t f ut u re po te n ti al s yn ergies creat in g a p lace of interest, d ev elop ing an ur b an sc h e m e al i g n e d w i th c o n s ervat io n an d res tor ation. The ur b an oasis is situated a kin to “ C en tr a l P a r k . ” B egin n in g as a design and research com p etition m y p rop os a l with my p a r tn e r, E d it h F arca were on e of the few selected to b e d ev elop ed in d e ta il.


HOW CAN WE CREATE AN URBAN OASIS THAT WORKS AS A CULTURAL HUB AND PROMOTES A CIRCULAR ECONOMY?

TERRITORIAL RENDER

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BRIDGE

MARKET

BOTANICAL CAPSULE

We responded carefully to our clients’ precepts, integrating public spaces a whilst highlighting the identity of the ravine landscape and oak forest. Mor farm spaces, activating l


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FOOD PRODUCTION

FOOD PRODUCTION

BISTROS

HONEY HOUSE

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and wildlife habitats. We converged the cultural identity of the marketplace r e o v e r, w e r e i n f o r c e d t h e c h a r a c t e r o f t h e n a t i v e p l a n t s w i t h c o n t e m p o r a r y ocal circular economies.

SITE PLAN


Our marketplace, Bazaar 22 extends an unwavering devotion to the immediate culture. Our botanical capsule bisects the marketplace at 22 degrees. As a gesture for preservation, we wanted to highlight the underprivileged urban area, which the botanical capsule points to, and create a scene that celebrates, not displace. The goal is to recognize the culture o f P a r q u e Ta r a n g o a n d i m p r o v e t h e l i f e o f t h e c i t i z e n s n e a r b y.

20,000 SQFT

AXONOMETRIC MARKETPLACE + BOTANICAL CAPSULE

We joined the worlds of urbanism and landscape - a promise piece of architecture that allows each to flourish into economic prosperity with contemporary farming and cultural enrichment.

PLAN

SECTION ORGANIC BISTROS

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SECTION HONEY FARM

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SECTION MARKETPLACE + BOTANICAL CAPSULE

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PLAN DETAIL

SECTION VERTICAL FOOD PRODUCTION FARMS

AXONOMETRIC VERTICAL FOOD PRODUCTION FARMS

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MARKETPLACE + BOTANICAL CAPSULE DAYTIME


MARKETPLACE + BOTANICAL CAPSULE EVENING


HABITAT THE PLAYGROUND FRESNEL APPLIED RESEARCH SCIENCES FACILITY XX,XXX SQFT

XX,XXX SQFT 160,000 SQFT

experimental veteran high performance memorial research +research citycomplex hall + addition academic + urban institute revitalization + collaboration complex Seeking a catch-all research facility composed of research pods jetting out into the campus, a new light flooded science building commands connectivity, movement and the cross pollination of the five educational institutions. Materiality echoes high per formance lenses, airyness, and lightness contrasts the existing surrounding buildings breaking the mold as the state-of-the-ar t research building for the campus.


HOW CAN WE CREATE AN ADVANCED ACADEMIC BUILDING THAT PROMOTES INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING?

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PROGRAMMING + SCHEMATIC PLAN

The new science building was a spatial design challenge with more than 4,000 students, faculty and visitors moving through the 23,000 sqft footprint of the building daily.

EXPERIENCE PRECEDENTS

O ur p ro c e ss b eg an from derivin g insp ir ation f ro m th e m o st h igh -perfo rmin g facilities w hi c h fe a tu re a dramat ic at riu m, natur al l i g h t a n d a stron g s en s e o f co n n ectivity.

CIRCULATION CONNECTIVITY SERVICE

AERIAL SATELLITE

PRELIMINARY MASSING


The d ecision to create a “fresnel” fac a de rep resents the inter woven d esign of th e inter ior lay out which allow the ma n y institutes to inter sect with the b uild in g.

MATERIAL PALETTE

NORTH PARTI SECTION

EAST PARTI SECTION

In order to create a social gathering place and bring natural daylight deep into the heart of the building, we placed meeting and study rooms around the atrium so that it came to function as a vertical city hall that connects to the city square of the ground floor.

PRELIMINARY SKETCH

T h e space is t h en t ied t og ether with lar ge, iconic staircase and the m ove m e n t o f people bet w een floor s b ecom es p ar t of the exp er ience of t h e spa c e .


LEVEL 1 PLAN

LEVEL 8 PLAN

LEVEL 3-7 TYPICAL PLAN

LEVEL 8 PLAN

STEELC

PROGRAMMING AXONOMETRIC


CASE MODULAR SYSTEMS

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PROGRAMMING CALCULATIONS




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F L O AT

concert hall + exhibition space + histori

The adaptive reuse concert hall highligh of ambient lighting to focus on the evoc of restoration and the old town while fu and flexible multi-use space. This proje opportunity to revive the past and inspi a mutual respect between archaic monu ever changing contemporary culture. WITH EDITH FARCA

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Two themes emerge in this reuse project. The church acts as a palimpsest and celebrates its “unfinished” and forgotten nature. A polycarbonate facade enacts memory and mystery which allows the beauty of the old and future to coexist.

The floating corner introduces the initial meeting space which can be open to the public as a two floor exhibition space. With the seating collapsed, the primary space can be used as 150-2002 exposition space. A ticket office, coat check, lounge and gift shop is located in the north of the building with services tucked close by. In its prescribed program, it is a beautiful concert hall in which the town can celebrate many acts and talents.

1 - ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS 2 - SOUNDPROOF CURTAINS 3 - ARRANGEMENT OF WALLS 4 - SEATING FOR 150 or COLLAPSIBLE FLEXIBLE OPEN EXHIBITION/ MEETING SPACE 5 - POLYCARBONATE SKIN / FACADE 6 - URBAN CONTEXT 7 - SITE CONTEXT

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