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Undergraduate Architecture | University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

RyanSeitz


About Me: For me, architecture is about creating spaces. These created spaces, directly or indirectly, affect the people occupying them. Winding staircases, perforated aluminum facades, and atrium spaces all create interesting displays of architecture. These physical interactions directly respond with people. Excellent architecture must evoke not only a physical response, but an emotional one. Designing a hospital will not heal patients, but through an architect’s attention to detail to space, hopefully could create a warm environment or mentality that inspires faith and recovery. Similarly, a school does not inherently teach students. Teachers do that. But, if design can make a student more eager to come to school everyday, architecture’s indirect affect on the students can have a lasting impact for the rest of their education. It is because of this incredible ability to create spaces to inspire that makes me want to become an architect. Contact: 847.420.5450

1057 Alden Lane, Buffalo Grove, Il 60089

ryanrseitz@gmail.com

Design: AutoCAD Revit 3dsMax SketchUp Rhino

Presentation: Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Dreamweaver

Qualities: Motivated Mature Professional Punctual Efficient Time Management Attention to Detail


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High Rise

Urban InFill

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Education

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Modular

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Art Pavillion

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Artwork Photography

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Hangar

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The concept of this design is for the patrons to be aware of the presence of the airplane and its hangar. The best way to achieve constant awareness is to integrate the circulation with the hangar. The only way to reach any of the rooms within the building is by having the hangar impressed up on your left or right side. The size of the hangar is intimidating, yet inspiring. This also highlights the space by allowing patrons of the building to always be able to admire the building, regardless of the room they’re headed to. Upon entering the atrium, the aluminum acts as a segue from exterior to interior. The design of the aluminum perforations highlight large spaces to small spaces, while the curvature of the cladding favors dynamic importance. Appropriately, the hangar has unique lofted curves, with larger perforations, while the classrooms have relatively at roofs with smaller perforations. 4 | Hangar


Design Development

Site Plan

5 1 Equipment Storage 4

2 Workshops 3

3 Vertical Circulation 4 OfďŹ ce Space

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Program Diagram

Hangar | 5


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Conference Room

Section A - A Hangar | 7


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1 Skylight 2 Double Glazed Glass + Enclosed Airspace 2 4 6

3 Hollow Steel Tubes 3

4 Aluminum Sheathing

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5 Insulation 7

6 Gutter 8

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7 Exterior Aluminum Facade 8 Mullion 10

9 Wall Anchor

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10 Steel Column

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11 Girder

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12 Open Web Joist 13 Corrugated Concrete Decking 14 Floor Finish 15 Bolted Base Plate 16 Sloped Site 17 Concrete Footing

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Axonometric Detail

Section B - B 8 | Hangar

18 Rigid Insulation 19 Stable Soil 20 Crushed Stone

21 Sand 22 Concrete Slab + Wire Inlay


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2 Roof Structure 3 Second Floor

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4 HVAC Ducts

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5 Plumbing Pipes 6 Steel Girders 7 Steel Joists

8 Steel Columns

Nighttime Perspective

Mechanical Systems Axonometric

9 First Floor

Hangar | 9


The concept of this design is to highlight the southern view (facing the Willis Tower) and the east (facing Lake Michigan and the Hancock Tower). The base of the building starts large, and as it ascends, geometries terminate. This not only optically suggests a taller building, but allows for greater views. All of the larger condominium units have balconies showcasing those views, including the most luxurious units to have wraparound balconies that allow for outdoor experiences of both views. Demographically, the building is designed around mid 20’s- early 30 year old’s living and working in the city. There is a variety of different apartments to accommodate peoples different space requests. The first floor provides two restaurants on either side of the main lobby, while floors above allow parking for the tenants. This provides the another facet of real estate an owner can develop separate from leasing apartments. 10 | High Rise


N Lasalle Blvd

1 Structural

2 Retail + Lobby

3 Parking

4 Mechanical Floor

5 Residential

6 Horizontal Circulation

7 Vertical Circulation

Program Diagram

W Chicago Avenue Site Plan

360° Tall Building Shadow Study

Bird’s Eye Site View High Rise | 11


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3 Lobby 4 Storage + Mechanical 5 Restrooms 6 Parking Ramp

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West Elevation 12 | High Rise

Section A - A


Studio

1 Bedroom

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1 Aluminum Mullion 2 Untreated Glass Pane

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3 Sealed Air 4 Low E Coated Glass Pane 6

5 Embedded Anchor 6 Thermal Break 7 Drainage Path

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Curtain Wall Detail

3 Bedroom

High Rise | 13


Penthouse Suite Living Room

Penthouse Floor Rendering 14 | High Rise

Penthouse


Bedroom View

High Rise | 15


This new mixed-use building being built in an area and time when downtown Champaign is beginning to regain its popularity. The speciďŹ c area lends the design for two separate facades. The south facade, more in accordance with the surrounding frontage, has a more formal geometry, the rusticated CMU retains similar material use from its surroundings, while still drawing attention to itself with a more modern design. Due to sidewalk regulations and to help shade the lower levels, a balcony recesses into the building. This allows the upper levels to act as awnings to prevent summer sun from reaching the units, while still allowing winter solar gain. The northern facade uses the same materials as the south, but opens to a parking lot with the expectancy that this area will be next to be built, providing a more young, entertaining, modern area. Because of that, more cuts and extrusions were implemented in the design to make it more dynamic and interesting.

16 | Urban InďŹ ll


Circulation Diagram

Site Plan

1 Two Bedroom Lofts 2 One Bedroom 3 Live + Work 4 Studio 5 Coffee Shop

Sum me r To

Program Diagram

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Daylight Study Urban InďŹ ll | 17


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2nd Floor

Section A - A 18 | Urban InďŹ ll

3rd Floor

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Loft


Exterior Experience

Interior Lofts

Urban InďŹ ll | 19


Located within a state park, the building serves as an educational facility, with art gallery and lecture accommodations. Because the landscape plays such an important role in the design, circulation was situated on the outside of the building, while allowing the program to be wrapped within. The classroom space is divided into two separate learning types, one a more conventional desk set up, while the other tables set up for group activities. The wall dividing the two rooms can also be open to create one large space for classes to be held, or to allow both classes to work collectively. To further emphasize the views granted by being situated in this landscape, the lecture hall provides a direct view to the lake behind the building. This stunning view allows interesting views depending on the time of day, weather, or season. 20 | Education


Process Sketches

Site Plan

Program Circulation

Design Development Education | 21


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6 Restrooms

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Section A - A

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1 Stone Veneer 2 Air Gap 3 Wooden Louver

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4 Metal Angle 5 Steel Stud 6 Rigid Insulation 7 Weather Barrier 8 Batt Insulation 9 Double Glazed Units 10 Interior Finish

Auditorium

Wall Detail

Education | 23


Being one of the earliest projects, our design focused on creating individual modules as opposed to a building. This allowed for the unique opportunity to span several parts of the site. Because the state park is so expansive, it would take days to full experience the entire site. The focus is these modules is to incorporate several important ‘highlights’ of the site through design. The perforations in the walls relate to the surrounding foliage. Even without hiking through the park, one can be immersed in the shadows cast as if someone were traveling through the forest canopies. The positions of the modules also focus on the lake and the large ridge overlooking the water. 24 | Modular


Topography Development

Design Development

Final Models Modular | 25


With the Krannert Center for Performing Arts already serving a multitude of program fulďŹ llments (multiple theatres, dance class rooms, gift shop, and cafe), the only thing missing is an art gallery. The design addresses the missing component and creates a space not only for admiring excellent work of local and well acclaimed artists, but also provides the experience for visitors to look at other reactions to the same pieces of work. The exterior is somewhat enclosed, not permitting people passing by to see what is inside. Only once one does the building begin to open up, with interior glass curtain walls exposing both areas of the building to all who walk within in. Aside from looking at art, the design also gives the ability to see everybody else’s reactions to the art throughout the entire gallery, creating a unique experience for everyone. 26 | Art Pavillion


Site Plan

Sculptural Art Wall Mounted Art

Program Development Art Pavillion | 27


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Section A - A 28 | Art Pavillion

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1st Floor Plan


Section B - B

Gallery View

Art Pavillion | 29


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4 1 Digital Watercolor 2 Collage 3 Graphite Rendering 4 Collage 5 Design Addition 6 Design Concept Drawing 7 Figure Ground Drawing 8 Line Drawing

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9 Figure Ground + Line Drawing


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Artwork | 31


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7 1 Colorado Mountains 2 Chicago Skyline 3 Rocky Outcropping 4 Gecko 5 USS Arizona Memorial 6 Sculpture 7 Water Fountains 8 Hawaii Skyline

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1 Sculpture 2 USS Missouri 3 Union Station 4 Sculpture 5 Hawaiian Bridge 6 WWII Monument 7 Old Wooden Structure 8 Washington DC Capitol 9 Single Expansive Tree

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Photography | 33


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