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RYAN WHITLEY

PORTFOLIO ARCHITECTURE


AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES Eagle Scout 2009 Troop 200, Cary Freshman Mentor Leader/CO Founder 2011-2013 In charge of student volunteers aimed to mentor upcoming design students 2012 Masonry Society Scholarship First place in a group masonry wall section competition

CV RYAN THOMAS WHITLEY www.ryanwhitley.dunked.com Campus Address: 205 Ashe Ave Raleigh, NC 27605 Permanent Address: 504 Catlin Road Cary, NC 27519 Contact: 919-924-3557 Rtwhitl2@ncsu.edu

EDUCATION North Carolina State University College of Design

WORK EXPERIENCE 2010-Present

BEDA: Environmental Design in Architecture (Projected Graduation Spring 2014) GPA: 3.47, Deans List all semesters Upon graduating, pursuing a professional degree in Architecture Prague Institute North Carolina State University Study Abroad Fall 2013 GPA: 4.0

SKILLS Proficient: Photoshop, AutoCad, Illustrator, InDesign, Google Sketchup, Podium, Word, Excel, Powerpoint Hand Drafting and Modeling, Laser Cutting Basic Experience: Multiframe Structural Analysis, Energy Plus, Revit, Rhino, Kerkythea

YMCA Youth Counselor

2007-2013

Responsible for leading/instructing all age groups (K-9th) Summer Job working 40-45 hours per week Outdoor Ranks Chief 2011-2013 Led outdoor staff Organized and supervised 3 activities a day Developed patience, creative thinking, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills

STUDY ABROAD & TRAVELS Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Austria, United States, Bahamas.


SOPHOMORE

JUNIOR

SENIOR


Passage Ways History of City Growth Water Routes


Vegetation Rhythm/Proportion Building History

Fall 2011 - Rebecca Necessary


THE CITY: CHARLESTON MUSEUM The Charleston City Museum focused on an abstract nature of four walls: the wall of the city, wall of light, wall of books, and the wall of the surveyor. These walls told the story of Charleston as a whole as well as the historic nature of the district it was placed in.

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AN ASTRONOMER’S DWELLING

For this dwelling I got the opportunity to design my own program centered around an Astronomer as my user. My site had a forty foot grade to deal with, so the design solution of a tower was put in place to get above the trees for optimal star gazing conditions. This was also my first stab at AutoCad plans and sections, as well as new personal rendering techniques.

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The dwelling strives to accomplish connections from the ground to the sky, while acting in harmony with its natural surroundings. Embedded into the site, the main living spaces of the home put the user into a very private space. The transparency and texture of the tower begin to blend into its wooded environment. As the user ascends, a separation between the earth into the sky takes place, allowing for amazing views above the treeline.

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Spring 2012 - Maria Papiez


ASTRONOMER A PLACE FOR ED

Ed is an astronomer enthusiast. His main goal is to escape hard worked days and enter a space of solitude, surrounded by natural beauty and the items he deems beautiful, his telescopes. Always in view, his telescopes are readily available to be taken out to his viewing platform, where you can see every star in the sky. AA


The relationship between the ground and sky was very important to this scheme. Entering through a stone wall, Ed reinforces the idea of the rigid ground. The ceiling angle and translucent back end of the dwelling promote looking up to the sky, and Ed’s large collection of telescopes. As Ed ascends towards the sky, he comes to a more hierarchal space, surrounded by the items he loves. Ed then escapes the ground, essentially floating over the earth, on his viewing platform surrounded by darkness.

Hierarchy

Geometry

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Fall 2012 - Epi Pazienza


AIA

CITY OF RALEIGH MUSEUM The structure of the Museum suggest that Raleigh is a contemporary city, looking forward to the future while at the same time honoring its rich history, cultural diversity and treasured artifacts. Located next to the AIA headquarter building, the Museum aims to give the public an outlet to learn and enjoy Raleigh’s history. This was my first project done to code, as well as my first take on a square footage requirement.


Fall 2012 - Epi Pazienza


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We chose to embody the façade of the new headquarters for the Masonry Society with the modular dimensions of nominal brick. Supported by 4 CMU columns, the bricks are organized to showcase the variety of ways the faces and orientations could be laid out. The design was refined to six vertical strips of varying heights for the different orientations, (Stretcher, Header, Soldier, Sailor, Rowlock, Shiner) the design provides clear communication to the brick’s modular possibilities. In order to support the elevated brick cavity wall, a custom made angle iron is necessa necessary. Our group got 1st place in this Masonry Society Scholarship competition.


Elevation

Wall Section

Fall 2012 - Patrick Rand


ENGINEERING

BUILDING BRIDGING THE GAP V


Oval Metal Transition

Horizontal Connection

Our proposal is to provide the Civil and Nuclear Engineering Departments a home that reflects the underlying traditions of the campus while also providing opportunities for a more dynamic work environment. Our inspiration is derived from an analysis of the site’s transition from a self-evident grid patterned design to the Hunt’s more dynamic elevations. By choosing to fill our central space with bridges, we create a more open and cooperative environment between the faculty and the students as they can choose to sit and work together along any of the paths. In this way, the building’s experience begins to bridge the gap between the student and the teacher, the Oval and its Icon, our traditions and our future. Spring 2013 - Jianxin Hu


ENGINEERING BUILDING V

EBV strived to be the connection between the existing engineering style to the dynamic and contemporary nature of the Hunt Library. The grid system begins to deteriorate as the building grows closer to the Hunt Library. The building shifts, both on the interior and exterior, from static to dynamic.

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East Elevation

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ROUDNICE CAMPUS

While studying abroad in Prague, we visited the small town of Roudnice, home to a very old campus and one of eight castles owned by the Lobkowicz family. Inside the courtyard of the castle, the Roudnice Campus Library is a destination for collaborative exploration and learning. The organic nature of the surrounding town found its way into the newly designed campus master bel as well as the library itself. plan below,

Master Plan

LIBRARY


PROCESS Fall 2013 - Thomas Bitnar


“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” - Ludwig van Beethoven

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