GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL sabrina richter PORTFOLIO
Dance Therapy Center
port-au-prince, haiti fall 2011
The image on the left is from my first studio in architecture school. It was a year after the devasting earthquake in Haiti, and out of all the money that poured into Port-au-Prince to help the victims restart their lives, very little of it actually created sustainable solutions. I researched the history of the Haitian people and realized they would need a place to rediscover their immense strength. Ideas such as community, struggle, and healing continue to be driving forces in my designs. In my professional career, I hope to help the people that need it most and provide them a place to preserve their heritage and traditions.
Heliopolis Favela Sao Paulo, Brazil
Wall Panel Project
In Collaboration with Ryan McCarthy
This wall panel project highlights my computer rendering capability because the prototype involved a lot of complex curves and shapes. The design was also physically built using the CNC router. My partner and I worked together on the design and the actual fabrication.
Architectures of Improvisation Exhibit savannah, georgia Spring 2013
My friends Nick DeBruyne, Ryan McCarthy and I put together some of our best architecture works in a three day gallery exhibit. We curated and advertised for the show. Many of my works focused on the city grid and how it can be interpreted and abstracted.
The Grid Dissolves, 2013
Interior rendering of a library space using CAD software and charcoal.
East Broad Cultural Center savannah, georgia Fall 2012
Durban Train Station
Durban, South Africa fall 2013 In collaboration with: Saara Jazeel Sionnis Pierre
In this group studio, my teammates and I challenged ourselves to reconnect the multi-ethnic Warwick Junction area into a spiritually inclusive and conservationmided trading community. This was accomplished by re-routing the highway on/off ramps to provide a more pedestrianfriendly pathway between major cultural landmarks.
furniture design Retail Kiosk My focus in this collaboration was the street-level intervention. We accomplished this through replanning street sections to accommodate user-friendly light-rail trains. Furniture design was also a large focus for the revitalization effort.
replaceable advertisement banners
Stovetop for grilling
Hidden wheels for easy movability
Storage Component slides under kiosk
DRAWING hand and computer skills
Time as Erosion
hutchinson island, sc winter 2012
habersham village, ga winter + spring 2013
RECT. STEEL SECTION DROP ACOUSTICAL CEILING
SUNKEN INTERACTIVE COURTYARD
DOUBLE GLASS CURTAIN WALL
DESIGN BUILD CENTER RICHTER & ASSOCIATES
3’ ACRYLIC MEMBRANE
MOVING GALLERIES OUTDOOR SEATING
WOODEN STRUCTURE FOR OUTDOOR SEATING
TERRAZZO TOPPING STAINED AND POLISHED
12’ STEEL COLUMN
MAN WITH A CIGARETTE
The forms and ideas behind this project have stayed fundamentally the same over the past twenty weeks. I aimed to create a space that emphasizes the linearity of Habersham Village as well as causing a Pause, a moment that breaks the unyielding datum of Savannah’s grid in the Midtown area. I also aimed to design for the community and explore ways to pull them into the spaces and invite them to linger. A main goal was to make the site more sustainable, not only in the more conventional sense of the word, but also in the sense that it could support the intended program for a long time. Beyond that, the building could act as a shell, or, a ruin-type structure for other programs in the future.
PAINTED AND POLISHED CONCRETE
INHALE With my design for the media cafe on the Habersham Village site, I aim to create a bustling installation center that will bring the community closer together through every step of the design/ build process. The elementary school students next door to the site will be the main focus, though local help and SCAD students will be an essential part in mentoring within the process gallery.
SOLUTION One of the biggest changes in the project was rotating the moving galleries from their formerly perpendicular location to the main building. This angle change was then continued up through the section, further splitting the two main volumes. The roof of the woodshop/fabriaction building tilts in a way that sugggests it is broken, adding a more exciting profile to the center in section and elevation. The angles were also continued deeper into the building in the floorplans.
GRAVEL FOR DRAINAGE
SITE PLAN SCALE: 1/30”=1’
DETAILED WALL SECTION
TRANSVERSE SITE SECTION
LONGITUDINAL SITE SECTION SCALE: 1/30”=1’
FABRICATION ROOM WOODSHOP
CIRCULATION DIAGRAM CAFE
FINAL PROJECT VIEWING SPACE
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
THIRD FLOOR PLAN
TRANSVERSE BUILDING SECTION SCALE: 1/16”=1’
INTERIOR VIEW FROM SECOND LEVEL CAFE
LONGITUDINAL BUILDING SECTION SCALE: 1/16”=1’
MAKING The process for this design studio was completed entirely by hand- the elevations and sections were understood through the exploration of floor plans and the hand-built model. The site model was built entirely out of plexi-glass with wood casing. Because the floor could light up, the model inspired the cental atrium in my design for this community hub.
Robot Workshop brooklyn, ny spring 2012
production and packaging design
This box is a survival kit for the outdoor enthusiast. I designed and constructed the product from reclaimed Spanish cedar, as well as designed the graphics, logo and packaging.
Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia BFA in Architecture, June 2013 M.Arch, June 2014 Study Abroad | Lacoste, France Spring 2011 Worked collaboratively on a sustainable train station for the Paris Rive Gauche Project, on permanent display.
| Experience Blick Art Materials | September 2013- present Sales Associate AEG Atlanta Design Charrette | November 2013 Architectures of Improvisation | March 2013 -curated and participated in exhibit AIAS 2013 Forum | December 2013 -participated in group Design Charrette Carriage Tours of Savannah | June-January 2011 Registered Tour Guide through the City of Savannah -learned how to â€˜read and respondâ€™ to different groups of people and how to modify information as a result.
Lacoste Vernissage exhibition | May 2011 -sold curated work in Lacoste, France Volunteer Experience Habitat for Humanity, 2010-2014 Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center, Summer 2009 Roots and Shoots President, 2008 Areas of Expertise Knowledgeable in Rhino Strongly accomplished in Adobe Creative Cloud [Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Muse] Skilled proficiency in Revit, Vasari, Autocad, lazercutting Adept Hand drafting and hand modeling techniques Talented in Sketching, diagramming, and conceptual modeling
Miscellaneous, Hobbies, Interests
travel sketching, contemporary art museums, hiking, biking adventures, hands-on building, sustainable design. References- Professional and character references available upon request.
These projects are defined my the skills I have learned during my graduate level studies in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art and...