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portfolio: spring 2021

SAM CHURCH



TABLE OF CONTENTS 01. blue ocean memory care / fall 2020 / healthcare

02. foster adopt connect / spring 2020 / mixed-use

03. personal branding / spring 2020 / graphic design

04. verve coworking / fall 2019 / office

05. modeling movement / spring 2019 / abstract

06. lightbox / fall 2018 / abstract


BLUE OCEAN MEMORY CARE La Jolla, California Focused around the innovative design principles originally implemented at Hogeway, a dementia care village located in the Netherlands, Blue Ocean Memory Care is a unique community designed around the needs of patients with mid-level Alzheimer’s Disease. The goal of this design was to maintain the dignity and quality of life that residents had before moving into the village, while ensuring proper safety and healthcare requirements are met. We were to assume that the residential portion of this village had already been constructed, and were assigned the commercial “face” of the facility.

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Healthcare Individual project 2020 La Jolla, California


RECEPTION


CONCEPT Forging Connections The driving force behind this design is the forging of connections between the users and their world. All spaces are meant to connect users to their temporal experiences, interpersonal relations, and environment. This is accomplished through the active engagement of the user with their environment through sensory stimulation and visually open yet clearly delineated space types. Above: Original concept diagram depicting connections to different facets of an individual’s lifestyle Left: An early sketch depicting the outdoor dining area of the restaurant and the balcony of the library, equipped with reading tables.

Bottom left: the color palette was carefully chosen to reflect common vernacular styles of La Jolla as well as the colors of the shore, which are visible from the village site.


Conference Conference 1000 FT² 1000 FT²

Recreation 4000 FT²

Lobby 500 FT²

Recreation 4000 FT² Storage TBD

Café Storage 1500 FT² TBD

Lobby Restrooms 500 FT² TBD

Café 1500 FT²

Restrooms TBD

Offices 1200 FT²

BLOCKING DIAGRAM The primary goal when placing the two buildings relevant to each other was ensuring strong visual connection. By placing large picture windows across their facing facades and creating space for a courtyard between, a strong relationship is formed between the users and their immediate environment.

Restaurant 3000 FT²

Fire Stairwell TBD

Restaurant 3000 FT²

Restrooms TBD

Restrooms TBD

Elevator TBD

Elevator TBD

Fire Stairwell TBD

Village Store Village Store 400 FT² 400 FT²

(Lvl 1) Theater(Lvl 1) Theater 1000 FT² 1000 FT² Fire Stairwell TBD

Fire Stairwell TBD

Offi 1200


93' - 7" 5" 15' - 10" 5"

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RECREATION OFFICE 4

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NORTH BUILDING DIMENSIONED FLOOR PLAN 1” = 30’ - 0” Dimensioned Floor Plan North Building 1 1" = 30'-0"

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MU-1

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O-6 L-1

L-2 O-1 L-2

O-6 O-3 DT-5 (TYP.)

ML-3 (TYP.) ML-2 (TYP.)

O-4

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L-3 O-1 L-1

S-2 (TYP.)

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MU-5 MU-5

T-1 DT-3

MU-6

T-1 MU-6

DT-3 DT-3

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L-4 O-3

O-5

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L-4 O-1 ML-1 (TYP.) O-1

DT-3 T-1

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Level 1 N Building Coded Furniture Plan 1 NORTH BUILDING CODED FURNITURE PLAN 3/64" = 1'-0"

1” = 30’ - 0”

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OFFICE 3

14' - 8"

OFFICE 2

8"

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14' - 8"

27 '-

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OFFICE 1

CAFÉ

6"

WOMEN'S RESTROOM

5"

UNISEX R.R.

MEN'S RESTROOM

12' - 11"

LOBBY

5"

27 '-

BREAK ROOM

14' - 7"

8"

STORAGE

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43' - 2"

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RESTAURANT

MEN'S RESTROOM

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RESTAURANT

UNISEX R.R.

20' - 11" STORAGE 8"

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Dimensioned Floor Plan South Building L2 8" 33' - 11" 5" 16' - 10" 8" 13' - 2" 8" 3/64" = 1'-0" 78' - 1"

49' - 7"

9' - 1"

5' - 6" 5' - 7" 4' - 10"

8" 6" 6" 8" 8"

20' - 11"

DN 8"

WOMEN'S EAST FIRE R.R. STAIR

8"

MINI-SPA/SALON ART GALLERY

8"

LIBRARY

49' - 7"

MEN'S R.R.

6"

WEST FIRE STAIR

WOMEN'S R.R. 6"

ART GALLERY UNISEX R.R.

5' - 6" 5' - 7" 4' - 10"

5"

7' - 4" 4' - 0"

MEN'S R.R.

9' - 1"

LIBRARY

8" 7' - 4" 4' - 0"

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WEST FIRE STAIR

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UNISEX R.R.

20' - 11"

15' - 6"

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Dimensioned Floor Plan South Building L1 90' - 0" 3/64" = 1'-0"

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Dimensioned Floor Plan South Building L1 3/64" = 1'-0"

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4' - 10"

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8" 15' - 6"

20' - 3"

88' - 8"

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5"

20' - 11"

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25' - 4" 8"

8"

3/64” = 1’ - 0”

8"

EAST FIRE STAIR

KITCHEN

SOUTH BUILDING DIMENSIONED FLOOR PLAN; L2

5"

17' - 1"

EAST FIRE STAIR

KITCHEN

THEATER

20' - 11"

THEATER

STORAGE

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5"

UP

WEST FIRE STAIR

UP

1

8" 9' - 1" 8"

6' - 8"

VILLAGE STORE

8"

25' - 4"

WOMEN'S RESTROOM

8" 9' - 1" 8"

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8" 20' - 0" 8"

VILLAGE STORE

WEST FIRE STAIR

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WOMEN'S RESTROOM

UNISEX R.R.

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UP

20' - 0"

15' - 11"

8"

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5"

3/64” = 1’ - 0”

MEN'S RESTROOM

5"

SOUTH BUILDING DIMENSIONED FLOOR PLAN; L1

4' - 11"


RECREATION

RESTAURANT


COURTYARD

CAFE + COURTYARD VIEW


FOSTER ADOPT CONNECT Kansas City, Kansas Headquarters

SIMONE DOUGLAS

The goal of this project was to design a new headquarters for Foster Adopt Connect that provides a dignified experience that benefits both foster youth and Foster Adopt Connect employees. “FosterAdopt Connect’s mission is to provide foster and adoptive children a A typical example of a Kansas stable, loving and nurturing family environment by support advocacy City fosterand youth who’sforaged abused and neglected children and the families caring for them.” Foster Adoptjust out of the system. She’s Connect mission statement celebrated her 18th birthday and wants to go to college, Studies show that in Kansas City, foster youth experience homelessness at a but doesn’t currently have the disproportionate rate; 25% of youth who age out of the system will become resources. homeless by age 21. Youth, especially foster youth, who experience homelessness

are more likely to experience low self esteem and have suicidal thoughts.

SEEKING RESOURCES

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Mixed-use Individual project 2020 Kansas City, Kansas

INDEPENDENCE

MENTORSHIP


RECEPTION


PROGRAM AXONOMETRIC The primary conceptual move with the programming of the space was the place all resources aimed at foster youth at the main entrance of the building. This decision was made with twofold reasoning; it kept visitor resources located away from the office space used by employees and reasserted that the primary focus of Foster Adopt Connect is to proudly serve foster youth.


RENDERED FIRST FLOOR PLAN

1” = 30’ - 0”

BLOCKING FIRST FLOOR PLAN

1” = 30’ - 0”

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS Conference

14' - 4"

EQEQ

Shelter

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TECHNICAL FIRST FLOOR PLAN

1” = 30’ - 0”

5' - 3"

11' - 4"

5' - 3"

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Lobby & Reception

1

101

6' - 9" 4' - 1 1/2"

Women's

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Classroom 2

32' - 7"

14

22' - 7"

8' - 9"

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Office

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Lact.

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8' - 3"

5 Training 3

17' - 6"

8' - 0 1/2" Office 6

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Financial Workspaces

10' - 6"

12' - 3 1/2"

59' - 11"

Men

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Community Connections Youth Project

Development & Advancement

Foster Prevention

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36' - 7"

Office

24' - 6"

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Office

26' - 0"

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Office

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Kinship Navigator

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Storage

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16' - 4"

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adaptablitiy, the units recall the principles discussed earlier that play such an important role in selfesteem. Youth like Simone can use the ample storage provided to secure their belongings during the night, while the fold-up Murphy bed provides adaptability for Foster Adopt Connect.

SHELTER ELEVATION

Concept sketches for custom Haven Murphy Beds

Initial concept sketches

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SHELTER


Final 3D render of Haven Murphy Beds with built-in storage

OFFICE COVE


PERSONAL BRANDING University of Kansas, Second Year Assignment The objective of this project was to discover our own personal design philosophy and translate it into a unique branding representation of ourselves. My branding was informed by geometric shapes and the human experience; these two facets were combined to create We Design, a people-focused design process that places the human experience at its center.

design.

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Branding Individual project 2020 University of Kansas

philosophy. We design for people.



CONCEPT The mission: to celebrate humanity The goal of my brand is to build connections between people through a celebration of the human experience. This is accomplished through the use of geometric shapes as a symbolic representation of building blocks and bright, friendly colors that communicate liveliness and personal connection. The flat colors and clean lines promise a modern design and a transparent experience from the conception of a project to its completion.

Right: The graphic elements were chosen as a “kit of parts” that can be arranged to create something beautiful, in a similar manner that people can come together to create something bigger than themselves. The colors chosen are symbolic; the blues represent the enduring nature of the human spirit and the tangerine and scarlet represent the warmth of genuine human connection.


THE UNIVERSAL “WE” Humanity as a collective I chose to center my design around the universal “we” as a reminder that design impacts each person who interacts with it, regardless of whether or not it was originally intended for everyone. Remembering this throughout the design process ensures that the experience is positive for everyone.

building blocks

spark upon connection

fundamental change due to connection

PHILOSOPHY Design for people

many connections result in colorful human experience

Humanity is a messy, beautiful thing; I believe design should explore our differences in order to bring us closer together. It is a universal language that can tell stories and forge connections; through the creation of shared, meaningful experiences, I believe design is the key to breaking down barriers and bringing us closer to each other. Through this philosophy, I have developed an interest in designing for the disadvantaged and misunderstood, and improving upon designs that do not focus on the human factor.


VERVE COWORKING Strawberry Hill, Kansas City, Kansas Our studio was tasked with desining a coworking office space in an existing building in Kansas City, Kansas. The concept of this project stemmed from the foundation of coworking: the idea that different professionals who work in the same environment will benefit from the shared space through the exchange of ideas and knowledge. This led to the concept of harmony through contrast; the space is a celebration of peoples differences and how they can come together to create something new and meaningful. Contrast within the programming of the design was integrated through the creation of energy-designated zones. These “energy zones” allow workers to choose a location that matches their current energy level and desire for interaction, similar to the function of a do-not-disturb sign or an ask-meanything pin.

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Office Individual project 2019 Kansas City, Kansas

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har·​mo·​ny an interweaving of different accounts into a single narrative

con·​trast juxtaposition of dissimilar elements in a work of art

separate

A SPACE THAT CREATES HARMONY THROUGH CONTRAST This big idea was broken down into three branches .

symbolize

mixing

Elemental abstractions of energy inspired the design of different energy zones and guide the expression and programming of the space. Both energies are meant to be recharging opportunities for users.

integrate

The interspersing of community spaces into the workspace creates opportunity to forge new connections.

preserve

exchange

Minimal modification to the existing structure and new construction that complements the industrial style creates cohesion in unexpected ways.

ideation


ublic

Two primary circulation paths were designated: low energy and high energy. Users have the choice to utilize either option depending on their preferences and current energy level.

Coffee Bar

Recreation Recept.

Kitchen/Break

Print

Phone Booths

Lounge

High Energy Zone

Hot Desks Washrooms Lactation

Small Offices Multipurpose

Low Energy Zone

Meeting Spaces

Mech

BUBBLE DIAGRAM THE ENERGY SPECTRUM

High Energy

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1/16” = 1’ - 0” Neutral

The different zones in this space were laid out in a manner that created specific areas designated to each energy level. High energy zones, especially gathering spaces where Public Private interpersonal interaction is more likely to occur, were grouped towards the north side High Energy Circulation of the building. The north side has the most Low Energy Circulation natural light and air circulation and is the most naturally energized area of the structure. Lower energy zones were grouped towards the more closed-off south side of the building, which is quieter and has fewer windows.

Low Energy Private

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High Energy

Neutral

Low Energy

ENERGY SPECTRUM 1” = 20’ - 0”

Public High Energy Circulation Low Energy Circulation

Private


FLOOR PLAN 3/32” = 1’ - 0”

Kitchenette

Conf. Printing

Recreation

PB

Coffee Bar

Collaboration Space

Reception

Hot Desks

Men’s Room

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C Shower Small Office B

Small Office

Conf.

Lactation

Lounge

Women’s Room

Cafe & Gallery

PB Multipurpose Space

Conf.

Elevator

Mech.

Small Office Hot Desks

Conf.

Small Office

Small Office

PB Flow Zone

FLOOR PLAN 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

SCALE MODEL BIRD’S EYE VIEW

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ENERGY ZONES SCALE FACTOR 1:52

Above: Elevation of the two designated energy zones within the building. On the left, the low energy zone where workers may retreat to meditate and relax. On the right, the high energy zone where workers may convene to collaborate and host community events.

COLLABORATION


Below: The collaboration space located in the main lobby, equipped with seating conducive to conversation and writable surfaces to engage co-workers.

BRANDED WALL 3/8 = 1’ - 0”

The primary conceptual move with the programming of the space was the place all resources aimed at foster youth at the main entrance of the building.


MODELING MOVEMENT University of Kansas, First Year Project The purpose of this project was to begin understanding how the human body interacts with the built environment and how to model such abstract concepts as motions into unique physical constructions.

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Abstract Individual project 2019 University of Kansas


Opposite page: A diagrammatic representation of a handstand, starting with a full body and gradually breaking the movement down into individual parts. This page: A model was built as an abstract interpretation of the movement of a handstand. The beads track the location of the feet and head.


LIGHTBOX University of Kansas, First Year Assignment This was my first exploration into the three-dimensional as an experience. Our objective was to create a space using a repeating, evolving shape that modulates light. My partner and I wanted to use a shape that has no “leftovers,” so we used every part of each repeated plane as a way to accentuate the movement one might make through the space.

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Abstract Partner project 2018 University of Kansas


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Opposite page: Final model photo depicting the interior of the lightbox. Left: Simple assembly instructions for the lightbox; each piece of the box has a similar structure, with a gradual change in specific dimensions to create a dynamic space. One of the primary goals of our design was to have no “leftover” pieces. We incorporated the cutouts of the negative space into the structure of the final model. Below: Final model photo depicting the exterior of the lightbox.



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