CHARLES A. SANCHEZ 117 Mcadoo Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07305 Mobile (347) 712-0417 Cas29@njit.edu
I am seeking employment in an exciting and inspiring architectural firm to better prepare myself. I also would like this opportunity to further develop my career as a professional architect. I am a career oriented person and I consider myself as a productive/hard worker with passion for exceptional architectural design. I have strong physical model making skills and and a great sense of design. I am willing to dedicate my passion, energy, innate talent, and time to working with and keep learning from a team of professionals. I hope that my collection of past work, experinces and skills are of relevance to your firm and can complement your institution. Thank you so much for taking the time to look through my employment application and I look forward to hearing from you in the future.
1 MUSEO CULTURAL DE SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
2 INTERGENERATIONAL RURAL EDUCATION CENTER (MODASA, INDIA)
3 NEWARK EDGE HOUSING, NEWARK, NJ.
HIGHLINE STAIR PROJECT, 22TH & 10TH AVE. NEW YORK, NY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
6 BAYONNE WATER TAXI TERMINAL BAYONNE, NJ.
7 PERFORMING ARTISTS APARTMENTS NEWARK, NJ.
8 LITTLE FALLS RAPTOR CENTER, PATERSON, NJ.
9 ABSTRACT LANTERN PROJECT
10 LANTERN PROJECT, CREATING INTERIOR SPACE
11 (NJIT) PAVILION
Interconnecting and merging history. The proposal for the new Santa Fe Museum is to create an environment where history is merged to create a single unit. All the interior spaces will interconnect creating a sense of transparency. As someone move towards the building, the landscape blends into the spaceâ€™s geometry creating nature within nature. A reflection pool allows the building and the natural elements of the site to reflect the sky, building, and the tradition of the past.
OFFSETTING THE PROPERTY-LINE
MUSEO CULTURAL DE SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
SPLITTING THE MASSES TO CREATE A CENTRAL NODE
PRIVATE /SEMI PRIVATE
GROUND LEVEL 1 Lobby 2 Cafe’ 3 Ootdoor cafe’ space 4 Temporary Exhibition 5 Painting 6 Culture exhibition 7 Outdoor covered sculpture space 8 9
Community public space 3
UNDERGROUND LEVEL 1 Permanent Exhibition 2 Outdoor Courtyard 3 Flexible Space 4 Performance Support 5 Drama, dance studio 6 Performance Space 7 Female toilets 8 Male toilets 9
3 6 4
SECOND LEVEL 1 Gallery exhibition (modern) 2 Visual Art Studios 3 Administration 4 Storage 5 Plastics Arts 6 Toilets 2
4 6 5
ROOF PLAN 1 Exterior Performance Space 2 Green Roof 3 Parking 4 Reflection Pool 5 Community Public Space
CIRCULATION (SECOND FLOOR)
The design intention of the lobby space is to create a transparency connection between all the different functions of the museum. The circulation of the building allows users to have a visual effect within different spaces. Every interior space is design to have a connection to the exterior either by views to the mountains, city or outdoor spaces.
MATERIALS SELECTION AND PRECEDENTS
SECTION SCALE: 1: 1/8
A 01 5
SECTION SCALE: 1: 1/8
B 01 5
SECTION SCALE: 1: 1/8
C 01 5
SECTION SCALE: 1: 1/8
SHADING DEVICE FINS
NEWARK EDGE HOUSING, NEWARK, NJ. The vision of this housing project was to create a centralized activity node allowing for a harmonious balance of living, working and recreation for the local community and visitors. The central plaza between lot A and B will serve as the central intervention and connection between buildings. In addition, a central interaction provided for easy movement. It will also serve as the axis and node of the site, giving direct viewing access to the corner tower located on site A. The comprehensive public transportation will integrate the light-rail transit hub for the community. In addition, improving the streetscape and enhancing pedestrian-friendly connectivity will be another key element into the design.
EAST SUNLIGHT 8:00 AM
SUN ANGLE AT 12:00 NOON
SOUTH SUNLIGHT 4:00PM
WEST SUNLIGHT 8:15 PM
PRIVATE SINGLE MOTHERS
ACTIVITIES SINGLE WORKERS
PUBLIC PARTI DIAGRAM
Key consideration when designing the apartment units was having views towards the central courtyard emphasizing security, privacy and access. A continous linear open air space along the tower and the housing allows for air circulation and natural lighting to penetrate the spaces. The open masses will become the public space that provides a pedestrian connection from McCarter Hwy and Atlantic Street creating a path that integrates a fine arts pavilion.
Protection from traffic flow
Green spaces for the community 20
1 Private Resident’s Courtyard 2 Public Courtyard 3 Central Plaza to Activate the Space 4
Units Floor Plan
2 TOWER TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN
FOUR BEDROOM DUPLEX ( 960 SQ. FT ) 2ND FLOOR
TWO BEDROOM FLAT ( 1,175 SQ. FT )
THREE BEDROOM FLAT ( 1,175 SQ. FT ) FOUR BEDROOM FLAT ( 1422 SQ. FT )
FOUR BEDROOM DUPLEX ( 960 SQ. FT ) 1ST FLOOR
CONCEPT: Land is a holistic living system that, through simple design techniques, can be revitalized. Focusing on natural elements to complement the landscape for the present and the future. This idea proposes a relationship between nature and humans that can in-turn improve and enhance the urban context. SITE: Preserving natural resources and reshaping the landscape that can respond to both current and future users while forging a relationship with the city of Rutherford. PROGRAM: The installations could be built, rearranged and adapted to specific needs in an easy manner with the least amount of impact ( light footprint ) on the site. â€œAlong with repetition and modularity, the characteristics of tiling that provides inspiration to tectonics is the issue of adjacency. The minimal enclosure system of bubbles and cells show that tiling need not be a flat system. Rather, its thickness in three dimensions organizes a constructive expansion towards infinity in all direction without any gapsâ€? (Tooling p.76).
FIRST FLOOR 1/16 = 1’-0”
5- Men’s Lockers 6- Women’s Lockers 7- Weight Room 8- Public Bathrooms 9- Club office / Observation 10- Coaches Offices 11- Kitchen / Workshop 12- Coaches Lockers / Shower facilities
ROOF PLAN 1/16 = 1’-0”
16- Roof Plan
CAVITY SPACE/TROMBE WALL o 68
HOT AIR FLOW
Floor to wall assembly
INSULATION TENSILE FABRIC CAULKING/SEALANT o 90
OPEN CAVITY FOR AIR CIRCULATION DRY WALL WOOD STUDS VAPOR RETARDER
6 MIL POLYETHYLENE AIR AND VAPOR BARRIER ON OUTSIDE WALL HEAT RADIATION CELLULOSE INSULATION
8” X 8” VENT / AIR FLOW
BUFFER ZONE 2” X 6” FRAME TREATED LUMBER
WOOD STRUCTURAL PANEL SHEATHING
Fabric tensile connection
WALL PAINTED BLACK CELL STYROFOAM STRUCTURAL TIMBER COLUMN
1- Timber 2- 3/4” Plywood 3- 1/2” Dry wall 4- 2”x6” Wood frame 5- Insulation 6- Hardwood Flooring 7- Floor insulation 8- Glass 9- Exterior wood siding
6 FABRIC TENSION HOLDER
Ideas about folding the landscape
BAYONNE WATER TAXI TERMINAL BAYONNE, NJ. This ferry terminal proposal will connect 48th street with the terminal building via an extension. The view from the platform will allow users an interactive experience with undisturbed views of nature. 31 FLOOD DIAGRAMS
The pronounced incline of the land and the abundant vegetation surrounding the site were two starting points of my design ideas. This idea creates a connection with the landscape and the natural environment resulting in an incredible design.
Floor plan at 7 feet level
1 Platform View 2 Courtyard 3 Waiting Area 4 Ticketing Area 5 Boat Docking 6 Reflection Pool 33
PERFORMING ARTISTS APARTMENTS NEWARK, NJ. The site is located in an urban area in Newark, NJ and the design aims to create a natural environment where artists can interact with one another as well as nature. Vegetation is used as the primary material in this proposal including planting on the roof, sky gardens, and green areas. In addition, the residents courtyard creates visual delight using green. Extra consideration to cross ventilation is given to provide natural lighting and fresh air.
A visual connection of each apartment unit with the courtyard allows artists to be aware of the activities as well as access to delightful views of green spaces.
Entrance to units
Scale 1/8 = 1’-0”
Each unit can be rotated and repeated on each floor. The module of the repeated unit was created to allow for natural cross ventilation and for easy circulation of the artists occupying the residential units.
LITTLE FALLâ€™S RAPTOR CENTER, PATERSON, NJ.
Important consideration in this design is the location of existing trees. A grid was created to allow the trees to guide people to different locations within the Raptor Center. The visitor will feel that they are in captivity while in the interior of the building watching the birds being released into their natural habitat.
SHAPE /CENTER LINES
DRAWING GRID FROM THE SITE
STUDENT CENTER RESTROOMS
BIRDS IN CAPTIVITY
SECTION SCALE: 1: 1/8
SECTION SCALE: 1: 1/8
LANTERN PROJECT, CREATING INTERIOR SPACE The process starts doubling the octahedron, producing two identical copies of the platonic solid. An abstract imitation like DNA, creates a reproduction of the original shape. The process continues until the shape starts creating others forms, similar to DNAâ€™s natural mutation.
DNA 1 4 1
4 1 4
4 1 4 1
DNA REPRODUCTION NEW CREATION
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PAVILION The design was to create a space that enables visitors to be part of NJITâ€™s learning experience. The pavilion will be used at the entrance of Central High School. Entering into the pavilion, students will see themselves in a reflection pool. Open to the sky, the roof allows for natural lighting, providing a perfect place for students to interact with the university community.
1- Rendering with color pencil 2- Rendering with color pencil 2 3- Perspective 4- Interior (Color rendering) 5- Interior 2 (Color rendering) 6- Exterior (Pencil) 7- Drawing (Charcoal) 8- Drawing 2 (Charcoal) 9- Drawing 3 (Charcoal) 10- Fruits (Color pencil) 11- Human eye (Graphite pencil) 12- Face (Charcoal) 13- Hancock Building (Rapidograph, Chinese ink) 14- Brooklyn Bridge (Rapidograph, Chinese ink) 15- Maxxi Museum (Watercolor)
STUDY ABROAD DRAWINGS, ROME, SIENA ( ITALY) 1- The Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Architect: Francesco de Sanctis (1717). 2- Santa Maria Novella Architect: Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai (1279-14th century) 3- San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Architect: Francesco Borromini (1638-46) 4- Sant'Andrea al Quirinale Architect: Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1658-70 ). 5- Piazza del Campo
CHARLES A. SANCHEZ
117 Mcadoo Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07305 Mobile (347) 712-0417 Cas29@njit.edu
EDUCATION - New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ Bachelor of Architecture , 2010-ongoing Projected completion: May 2014
Overall GPA - 3.5
Design GPA- 4.0
- Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago (UTESA) Dominican Republic Bachelor of Architecture, 2002-2005
- Model Making (Small/large scale) - Physical Drawings - graphite, ink - Representation - diagrams, renderings, etc - Travel - Asia, americas, Pacific
- Interactive College of technology English as a Second Language, 2005-2006
RECOGNITION - New Jersey Institute of Technology - Deanâ€™s List all semesters 2010-present semester - Exceptional Academic Achievement Award 2013 - Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2012 - Best Design (2nd Year Studio masonry competition student project selection 2012)
- Study Abroad (University of Siena/Rome) Summer 2013 - AIAS American Inst. of Achitecture Students. 2012-Present - (NSCS) Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2012-present - Rotary International (Rotaract) Dominican Republic 2001 -2005 Community Leaders and Service
- Hand Physical Model Making (Free lance) English / Spanish (bilingual) - Diaz Design Construction Management (Supervising and reading drawings to workers) - Nickel Spa, New York, NY (Front Desk customer Service Representative/Retail Sales) 03/2007-01/2011 - Talleres Pedro (Dominican Republic) Aluminium and Glass windows design and Assembly 09/1998-05/2005 REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TECHNICAL SKILLS VERY PROFICIENT:
-Rhinoceros 3D (4.0-5) -Adobe Photoshop -Adobe Illustrator -Flamingo Render
-Autocad -Vectorworks -Revit -Adobe Premiere -Adobe Indesign -V-ray Render
THANK YOU !
This portfolio includes a variety of medias such as water color, color pencils, charcoal, technical drawing and Chinese ink.