Ryan Carroll Portfolio
RC Ryan Carroll Contact
Location Boulder, CO
I am a senior at The University of Colorado Boulder and I have been interested in design since I was a child making popsicle stick homes and small villages. I have a huge passion for architecture. I hope to persure a career in residential architecture, partcicularly in mountainous regions because that is the style that has inpired me the most.
Experience + Work
BA in Environmental Design, Major in Architecture Minor in Business Expected Graduation: May 2020
Designed a two story home and a garage with an upstairs ADU as a Revit lead communicating with the client and contractor. The project will be built Summer 2020
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (970)-209-0624
University of Colorado Boulder
Homewerx, Crested Butte, CO
Bahia Beach Construction, Ecuador
Technical Revit Sketchup AutoCAD
Laser Cutter Hand Drafting Model Making
Photoshop Illustrator InDesign
Rendering Lumion Enscape
Traveled to Ecuador with a group of college students to build a bamboo house for a family in rural Ecuador after a hurricane had previously destroyed all the infrastructure
Interni Design Studio, Crested Butte, CO
Visited job sites to get measurements and take notes about doors and shutters and created vision boards and checked on and updated Revit files
Brush Creek Capital, Crested Butte, CO
Bookkeeper/CPA Assistant; completed bank reconciliations for multiple companies in Quickbooks, scanned/filed documents
Contents Streaming Stormwater ADU Greenhouse + Classroom Clyfford Still Abstraction North Boulder Library Denver Innovation District Loblolly House 3
Streaming Stormwater ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit Habitat for Humanity in Denver, CO ENVD 3300 Praxis Studio Revit
Floor Plan 4
This Accessory Dwelling Unit is designed for Habitat for Humanity. It is a modular prefabricated building that is in peopleâ€™s backyards to rent out in order to make their properties more affordable. HFH wanted to focus on stormwater management because this is a problem in Denver. I created a single pitched roof system to drain all the rain water to one corner of the ADU. The water then drains into a gravel water catchment, then flows through a pipe into a series of bioswale planter that will absorb the rain water as well as water the native grassy plants.
The modular 12â€™x12â€™ floor plan can fit on a large truck and is designed to be mass produced and rearranged in order to be affordable for low income homeowners in Denver. There is a living room module, a kitchen module, and a bedroom/bathroom module that are able to be switched around depending on the site and clients. This is a very simple and sustainable design. The stormwater management system is also modular and designed to be mass produced. It is also designed to keep almost all of the rainwater on the site using the gutter system I designed.
The site plan shows how the ADU has a lot of sun exposure on the south side which utilizes passive solar energy. It also shows its place in Denver and on the site in relation to the primary residence and the alley. Since the ADU and Stormwater Management System are small, modular, and easily replicable the whole project is cheap, economically smart, and will bring in extra money to the primary residence. 5
The single pitched roof and runnels use the energy of gravity to bring the water to one corner of the roof where it pours into the integrated gravel water catchment and planter system that utilizes all of the water resources that are captures. The water then filters in two directions into the bioswale planters, and overflow exits through the perforated tube. 6
Bioswale Planter The bioswale planter contains both native Denver, CO soils and grasses which are local to the place of the ADU. This planter is meant to infiltrate the stormwater captured on the roof and water the native grasses which adds to the ecology of the site. Once the water is too high, it will drain out of the perforated pipe and go into the alley.
Gravel Water Catchment
The Gravel Water Catchment module is where the storm water falls out of the spout from the roof and works as a splash guard so that the water doesnâ€™t splash forcefully onto the plants. It also acts as a water retention basin and holds water inside so that there is less outflow..
Greenhouse + Classroom Year-Round Green House + Neighboring Classroom Located on CU Boulder East Campus in Boulder, CO Sophomore Level Architecture Studio Revit Laser Cutter Photoshop
This greenhouse is designed to withstand harsh cold winters and hot dry summers and grow different types of plants and trees throughout the year. It has a very simple deisgn and maximizes the winter sun exposure from the south while not letting too much sun in during the summers. The classroom mirrors the greenhouse and is meant for children to learn about how greenhouses work as well as learn about the plants growing in them.
Built vs Landscaping
Solid vs Void
The greenhouse and classroom and separated by a large deck area that is flexible to host gatherings, picnic benches, or just a place to sit and relax. Behind the two buildings I designed a path that weaves around the trees. The pathâ€™s shape mimics a tree, and it is meant for people to walk around and think and enjoy nature. The photos of the models shown below are the absractions of the buildings that I created. They are representations of the greenhouse and classroom.
South Perspective Rendering
North Perspective Rendering
Greenhouse Section 12
3/4’’ Standing Seam Metal Roof 0’’ Water Proofing 2’’ Plywood Sheathing 5 1/2’’ Wood Structure Joist/Rafter
3/4’’ Wood Finish 0’’ Vapor Retarder 3/4’’ Plywood Sheathing 5 1/2’’ 2x6 Wood Stud w/ Batt Insulation 5/8’’ Gypsum Wall Board Double Panes Gas Fill Weather Stripping Jamb Window Sill 12’’ Concrete Floor 60’’ Concrete Foundation
Clyfford Still Abstraction Clyfford Still Art Museum Abstraction Located in Denver, CO Laser Cutter Concrete
This abstract model is based on the form and shape of the Clyfford Still Art Museum in Denver, CO. Our class took a field trip to visit the museum and its abstract yet admirable form. Its use of cantilevers and concrete is one of the things that inspired me about this building. The way it stands up and uses sharp right angles is very interesting. From the outside I asswumed it would be very dark on the inside but the buidling uses light in a really cool way and that is what inspired my use of the acryllic on top of the concrete. It took me many itterations in order to get this final model. I used a laser cutter to create the mold for the concrete I hand mixed and placed small pieces of foam into the heavier contilever parts to ensure it wouldnâ€™t fall over and crack. I placed the acryllic in the mold to make the pieces stay.
North Boulder Library Design Proposed Public Library Design Located in North Boulder, CO ARCH 3100 Studio Revit
The City of Boulder is proposing a new design for a new public library in North Boulder. We were given a site and a very specific program to base our designs of. Figuring out how people entered the site and where people would park is one of the first things I though about because I believe that itâ€™s very important and I would have to redign the roads and create a new entrance to onto the site. I also wanted to maximize the sun exposure and views to the flatirons by orienting my buidlings a certain way. I wanted this building to draw in people driving by and be interesting and inviting.
Since libraries are constantly adapting and changing and innovating, this library has some new cool features that arenâ€™t typical in most older libraries. A large portion of the library is dedicated to a makers space which is open to the public. This space would have a wood shop, laser cutters, 3D printers, and other technology that isnâ€™t always easily available to the community. This is one of my favorite things that was on the program because I think it will draw a lot of people in an encourage people to learn new things.
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Civic Park Civic Park
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North Boulder Public Library ARCH 3100 Ryan Carroll
Level 1 Floor Plan
Level 12Floor PlanPlan Level Floor
Level 2 Floor Plan
Fritted Glass Curtain Wall Facade Design
The renderings shown above are to show what it would feel like to actually go and visit the library. The huge catilevered roof provides some sun protection for people inside as well as some shade over the large civic park where people can relax and read or attend big events. The huge curtain wall provides a lot of natural lighting and offers great views to visitors. The big main stair case in the middle of the building provides a clear circulation path as well as a nice place to sit and read a book.
North Facade Design
Denver Innovation District Amazon HQ Proposed Amazon HQ Innovation Hub
3D SITELocated PLANin Denver, CO ENVD 3100 Studio SketchUp ArchGIS Photoshop
Amazon was looking for a city to place its new headquartes and this is my proposed site and deisgn in Denver, CO. To determine a good site I did a bunch of thourough analysis using GIS and doing research on the city. I wanted to select an area where there wouldnâ€™t have to be much removal of current residents (gentrification). My target population for this site is young adults who just graduated from college and young innovative adults who like to connect and collaborate with each other.
RYAN CARROLL PLANNING STUDIO ENVD 3100 12/12/18 Site Selection SITE SELECTION SOCIAL LIFE this diagram shows all of the major areas of the social aspects of denver that helped to determine the location of the site
this diagram shows all of the walking, biking, bus routes and streets in denver to help find a location that was easily accessible
CREATIVITY this diagram shows all of the areas in denver with design based industries to help determine the location of the site since it is a site for designers
A B C
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-CREATE INNOVATION Hub HUB AND Transportation ENHANCE RINO Zoning -CONNECT SITE TO REST OF DENVER Make more attractive -CHANGE ZONING IN AREA -DRAW PEOPLE ONTO THE SITE
this diagram shows the average ages of people living in denver which was used to find a location that would draw in a younger crowd
CONNECTIVITY this diagram shows the major transportation routes that bring people to and from denver to help find a well accesible site
these are the three locations that best fit our site selection criteria in denver
Top 3 Choices
SWOT ANALYSIS SWOT Analysis
-CURRENT RESTRICTING High crime ratesZONING -HIGH CRIME RATES IN THE AREA Pollution DISTRUBANCE -NEIGHBORHOOD -POLLUTION Stakeholders -STAKEHOLDERS
CHOSEN Chosen SITE Site: ELYRIA Swansea SWANSEA Elyria
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ETY OF MIXED USE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS THAT WILL HOST CREATIVE AND DESIGN RELATED COMPANIES, BUSINESSES, SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, COFFEE SHOPS, ETC.
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SECTION & PERSPECTIVES Perspective Renderings perspective 1
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SECTION & PERSPECTIVES perspective 1 main street/ entrance to site
perspective 2 amazon HQ2 from open space
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This portfolio is composed of my work throughout college at The University of Colorado Boulder. After learning about architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and design in the Environmental Design program I have come to understand the important connection between these emphases. I believe that design is able to positively impact lives which is what I strive for in a career. I grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado and have always been inspired by the beauty of architecture, especially in mountainous regions because that is where I feel most at home. I am very passionate, hard working problem solver as well as a creative thinker and fast learner, as I love to learn new things.
Architecture Portfolio in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder