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WORK SEAN J HOUGHTON

U N I V E RS I T Y O F M I C H I G A N TAU B M A N C O L L EG E O F A R C H I T EC T U R E + U R B A N P L A N N I N G

P O S S A R C H I T EC T U R E + P L A N N I N G A S P E N , C O LO R A D O


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C O NT E NT S GROUND / WORK

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ACADEMIC / WORK

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PROXY: DTW / The Prodigal City

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BUILDING ANATOMIES / ARFF Facility

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THESIS / Flick(e)ring North Dakota

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ADDITIONAL WORK

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POSS ARCHITECTURE – THE LODGE ON BILTMORE ESTATE

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POSS ARCHITECTURE – HOTEL ASPEN

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SEAN J HOUGHTON is an architecture + design professional with nearly three years of professional experience working both in the San Francisco office of Blu Homes, a fast-growing startup focusing on modern factory-built homes, and at Poss Architecture + Planning, a 35-person office based in Aspen, Colorado focusing primarily on high-end residential, multifamily, hospitality, and mixed use projects. While at Blu, Sean has been responsible for the production of drawings and deliverables which bring together all aspects of a particular project – from site constraints and code requirements to product design standards and

particular client desires – to communicate design intent at the high level of resolution required to obtain building permits and commence factory production and on-site construction. At Poss, Sean was involved in nearly all phases of construction, working between Revit, SketchUp, and AdobeCS as primary design and production tools with a focus on detail and detailing in the design of large-scale hospitality projects, smaller commercial renovations, and both single- and multi-family residential projects. Sean received a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, and a liberal arts degree in Architecture and Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University. While a student, he spent time as a project assistant in the Beijing studio of longtime SCI-Arc faculty Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray, and instructed core undergraduate and graduate seminars in architectural history and theory. The WORK that follows presents a broad array of academic and professional exploration, all inspired by the unique creative potential of design to leverage the conceptual against the technical to create new spatial opportunities to engage emergent, rapidly evolving and increasingly (inter)connected cities, organizations, and individuals. ∆


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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TAUBMAN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE + URBAN PLANNING ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

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Fall 2007 Mexicantown Detroit, Michigan

THE PRODIGAL CITY

ARCHITECTURE is often a heedless stage set for tragedy; specifically, the tragedy of the city. It conjures ambitious dreams — credulous childhood notions of bourgeois splendor — conceiving the city as a cathedral to accomplishment, or as an anticipatory pantomime, both stricken with expectation.

PART I: CATALOGING PROXY / PROXY CATALOG. In the wake of the fall of our great empire, we see the city becoming the site of great denial, and great betrayal. A new spatial, graphic, technical, and textural paradigm is working in frantic desperation to reconcile, and avert, the imminent consequence of socio-economic negligence. The city may have betrayed its people, but now the people have turned on the city in vain.

(LEFT) Spatial, graphic, and textural catalog of Detroit’s proxy economy


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predators amass

burden to his kin

baleful shadows provoke

confounding betrayal or

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martyr to ambition? esteemed and beloved vigor and virtue sanctioned his untimely fate


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PART II: POETIC JUSTICE. (LEFT) Site context joiner (above); Model/ narratives (below) (BELOW) Perspectival section

Fifteen-hundred remnants of foreclosed livelihoods, forfeited histories, forsaken ambitions, are assembled to frame a tragic, and paradoxically eager landscape. This new cathedral conflates the city’s past, present and future onto a single surface, visceral both in celebration and lamentation. Its demise is imminent… ∆


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Spring 2009 Louis Armstrong International Airport Kenner, Louisiana

CREDIT ALSO Diane Moseley (technical diagram) Andrew Fang (rendering, some 3D modeling)

B U I L D I N G A N AT O M I E S (ABOVE) Location of MSY within Greater New Orleans. Lake Pontchartrain borders the region to the north. (LEFT) A BREATHABLE STRUCTURE. The proposal for a new fire station at MSY works as a machine for displacement, retention and reuse. The goal being to reduce impact on the regional displacement infrastructure by putting water to work in managing the building’s environmental needs.

SITUATED approximately ten miles west of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the city of Kenner is home to Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY), the region’s main air transportation hub and a key component of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s regional air-ground evacuation support system. Surrounded almost entirely by the region’s strained levee system, the airport sits about 4.5 feet above sea level, occupying a former marshy area two miles south of Lake Pontchartrain—about 3 feet above sea level—and a half-mile north of the Mississippi River—averaging about 15 feet above sea level locally. MSY’s largely commercial surroundings to the north and east, however, sit largely below sea level (indicated by the cool shades in the map below), borderded still to the west by remnants of the omnipresent bayou that dominates the Mississippi Delta. This bayou forms the basis of the region’s flora and fauna. Low marshy grasses, bald cypress trees, sedges, black willows, brown pelicans, blue herons, egrets and alligators dominate the land. As a compromise to this sort of urban development, these plant and

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animal populations are being displaced, as the relatively new dry land provides no little to no support for such ecologies. Much of the infrastructure of the region, led by a region-specific team from the Army Corps of Engineers, is structured around the displacement of ground water. A carefully orchestrated system engages in the process of water displacement— untimately consequential to this flora and fauna displacement—employing surrounding levees that rise as high as 25 feet above sea level along the river, and are fortified by steel sheet piles driven as far as 70 feet into the ground. A complex network of drains, pumping stations, and canals work to supplement this process, effectively wicking the water away. Here, unlike the vast majority of other urban centers, impermeable surfaces help to sustain civilization in one ot the United States’ most important shipping ports. This system provides the drainage necessary to keep most of the land dry through a 50 year flood. The airport, however, is situated such that it is safe at the 100 year flood stage, provided the levees hold. The soil, too, does not help the ground water situation. Predominately clayey soils, mixed


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Exaggerated regional topography and soil characteristics. Levee

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Mucky Clay Infill Loam

in with sand, loam and muck, brought in from upstream, tend to hold water, rather than drain it, making for potentially exacerbated flooding situations. In addition, this sort of retention bears a very heavy load, making it difficult and expensive to build basements or any other below-grade structures essential to developing and sustaining the region. In addition, a bedrock depth of seventy to one hundred feet has limited, until recently, many high rise developments. But the land, and the river, is in a constant, and relatively rapid state of flux, as the greater delta region is consumed by the ocean. Approximately 25 square miles of land is lost each year as the loose clays drift into the sea.

In addition, a combination of factors relating directly to human development have resulted in the continued sinking of the ground. A process known as subsidence, or settling of the ground surface, is a familiar process in the ecological sustinence of the delta region. However, as the ground subsides, human development has prevented the Mississippi’s natural replenishing process of silt and soil deposits from upstream, effectively permitting the continued sinking of the ground. This condition, coupled with increased hurricanes threats and rising sea leves continue to place immense and perhaps insurmountable pressure on our engineering capabilities. As a result, concerns favoring development may need to shift more toward adaptations to the

whims of nature, as opposed to impositions presumed to overtake nature. The proposal, then, for a new fire station at MSY works in response to these conditions, as the building itself becomes a machine for displacement, retention and reuse. The goal here is to reduce impact on the regional displacement infrastructure by putting water to work in managing the building’s environmental needs.


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B U I L D I N G A N AT O M I E S

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PLANS – Roof (PREVIOUS PAGE, TOP), Main Level (PREVIOUS PAGE, BOTTOM), Lower Level (BELOW) 1 – vehicle rooms 6 – storage room 11 – dining room 2 – turnout gear storage 7 – hose-drying room 12 – kitchen 3 – watch/alarm room 8 – dormitory 13 – training/study 4 – fire department office 9 – lavatory/showers/lockers 14 – day area 5 – work shop area 10 – mechanical room 15 – water retention/rain room

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THE BUILDING

(ABOVE) Interior view - lower level (BELOW) Performative section

Roof / Structure Plan. Three large emergency vehicles and three small (Rapid Intervention) vehicles are accommodated under the roof, in addition to appx 8,000 square feet of interior and exterior program. As much of the year in New Orleans is spent in high humidity, the goal is to facilitate air currents through a roof and water collection system. The cantilevered roof acts as a shading device in the summer, but allows for the low angle of the winter sun to reach the interior and heat up the space. The funnels also act as light wells to naturally light the space below ground. There is also a berm to surround the building, which not only aids in the flooding situations of New Orleans by increasing the height above sea level but also has geothermal advantages for cooling the program space underneath. ∆


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DATABASE (P/RE)CONSTRUCTIONS: (Generated Sites) Site 1 - Landscape


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FLICK(E)RING NORTH DAKOTA SYNTAGMATIC APPROACHES TO SITE


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A CURSORY GLANCE exposes the site “North Dakota Town”, and its multiple iterations, as both monolithic and inconsequential, potentially the largest extent of physical and symbolic urban vacancy (both vacant urbanism and vacant of urbanism) existent in these United States. As the by-product of such a framing, our collective memory, manifested in vast image repositories, weighs heavily machinations of this landscape as a series of alienated peoples on the brink of extinction, of alienated economies on the brink of collapse, and of a singular, alienated landscape on the brink of irrelevance. Under what circumstances were such assumptions founded? Consider the construction of the database as a means

of nurturing paradigmatic approaches to accessing, seeing, and knowing. I’m referring here to the emergence of electronic image repositories, such as the three-billion image strong Flickr, as the primary mode by which the technocratic elite comes to understand the rest of the world. This new electronic environment has the capability of restructuring perceptions of the physical environment into a series of “keywords” or “tags” that privilege pattern recognition in advance of, even as a replacement to, nuanced prose. As a component of this environment, the place “North Dakota Town” preconceives a plausible homogeneity, and plausible

distance (from the heterogeneous American metropolis), that makes it easily susceptible to reductive engagement as a means of establishing visual narratives of place. This pattern recognition is translated to metadata tags, which media theorist Lev Manovich describes as the materialization of the paradigmatic dimension of language, in that each element (image, in this case) of the database (Flickr, in this case) is encountered via the linguistically inscribed set of related elements (images). What is not privileged here, as a consequence, is the syntagmatic dimension, which acts through linguistic units to construct narrative and inscribe individual identity. Thus these constituent dominating tags—“abandoned”, “rural”,


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“vintage”, “ghost town”, “decay”, “lost”, etc.—are doing a complete disservice to the potential variability of new media structures, and as a result, systematically reducing the heterogeneity of visual and spatial perception. The target of much of this work, then, is to offer visual reads and re-reads of the conditions of database mythology by reconstructing “North Dakota Town” in its nested representations of landscape, town, and domicile (at left). Such myths are the result of the oversaturation of six or seven key paradigmatic tags, which are more or less synonymous. As a result, each image becomes the embodiment of every other

image in the set, and so the proliferation of a specific series of tags both results from and perpetuates the (pre)conditioning of spatial cognizance. Inevitable horizons are drawn explicit, exposing the vast distance between foreground and background, sparsely populated by a seemingly inconsequential array of decommissioned anthropomorphisms. Traces of urban centers reveal empty storefronts—disenfranchised economies being reappropriated by the land. And any hope for domesticity has been subverted, occupied instead by rhetoric of failure—the failure of aesthetics and structure, via natural selections and reductive engagements, to perpetuate complex, heterogeneous, and mutually inclusive

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DATABASE (P/RE)CONSTRUCTIONS: (Generated Sites) Site 2 - Town


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DATABASE (P/RE)CONSTRUCTIONS: (Generated Sites) Site 3 - Domicile


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networks of agrarian commerce. In each of these three representations (at left), the language of the such repositories becomes visceral in the way it upstages often-unstable architectural conditions of ground and wall in favor of the sort of paradigmatic stability that only gains strength as more images are added to the tag. But Flickr does not make these sorts of distinctions, rather it accumulates, like its SILENT and COVERT partner the METH LAB, a series of variables that erase place, in favor of potentially hazardous conditions surrounding dependencies on material and chemical synthesis.

Working with database mythology, this thesis aims to attenuate specific paradigmatic proliferations (indeed, axiomatic alliterations), in the interest of full and simultaneous disclosure. My authorship, then, becomes a sort of necessary insurgency—the three conditions begin to bleed into each other as the database surrenders to wavering senses of its own completeness and incompleteness. The momentum for this insurgency becomes the parallel reality of the METH LAB as the destruction of the deterministic conditions of both the domestic realm and the notions of abandonment that the database Flickr conditions.

IN THE END, I see essential architectural processes of abstraction, and synthesis, in translation, as upholding the nearly ubiquitous, and depleted, database condition. By offering such paradigmatic alternatives, architecture acts as the facilitator for the reinstatement of concurrent and multitudinous syntagmatic approaches (without prescribing specific dispensations), specifically to the conditions of site via visual and spatial perception. After all, these alternatives are just as true to “North Dakota Town” as machinations of abandonment, and addiction, are. ∆


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SUPPLEMENTAL IMAGERY (PREVIOUS PAGE) Site 1 - Landscape (ABOVE) Erasure of place (BELOW) Site 3 - Domicile


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Proposed swimming pool. Transition from path to pool includes a gentle slope to a maximum depth of 5’.

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(PREVIOUS PAGE) SITE PLANNING - Siting, grading and landscape planning for a given house on a given, theoretical site.

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(PREVIOUS PAGE) Partial Floor Plan - West - Level L4 (BELOW) Partial Elevation - South West

March 2011 – April 2012 The Biltmore Estate Asheville, North Carolina Hotel - New Construction Appx. 150,000 s.f. $40 million Design Development & Construction Documents

All drawings and imagery © 2012 Bill Poss and Associates Architecture & Planning, P.C. All rights reserved.

T H E L O D G E O N B I LT M O R E E ST AT E INCLUDED HERE are selected drawings from the 157-page Architectural Volume that was submitted for construction permitting on this 150-room, 150,000 sf hotel. The following drawings were selected to both highlight some my many contributions to the project (which began with Design Development), as well as to describe the document's logic as it works from plan and elevation, to wall section, enlarged plan, and detail. My contributions highlighted in these examples include the modeling of exterior cladding and finish-work, plan and elevation graphics, and drafting and annotation of all wall sections and details. Under advisement, I was primarily responsible for all modeling and drafting seen here (with the exception of the partial L4 plan and partial exterior elevation, which were a team effort). The Design Development and Construction Documents were completed entirely in Revit, and take full advantage of all the smart features of the software, including both 2D and 3D drafting and modeling, families, scheduling of doors, windows, and other items as necessary, visibility graphics settings, filters, smart links to all callouts, sections and elevation tags, and more. ∆ NOTE : DRAWINGS NOT TO SCALE


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(LEFT) Wall Section (RIGHT, TOP AND BOTTOM) Corresponding Details


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(LEFT) Corresponding Balcony Detail (BELOW) Enlarged Balcony Plan

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(LEFT) Typical Sheet of Details

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(TOP LEFT) View - Main & Garmisch (TOP RIGHT) View - Bleeker & alley (BOTTOM) Proposed site plan - not to scale


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May 2012 – present 110 W. Main St Aspen, Colorado Mixed-Use Hotel/Residential Renovation & New Construction Appx. 55,000 s.f. Undetermined Pre-Design, Conceptual Design, & revisions throughout entitlements process

All drawings and imagery © 2013 Bill Poss and Associates Architecture & Planning, P.C. All rights reserved.

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THE PROPOSAL for the Hotel Aspen calls for a renovation and expansion of the existing 45-room, 25,000 s.f. structure in downtown Aspen, into a 54-room, 32,000 sf hotel, plus the new construction of four (4) 3,000 to 4,500 sf free-market condominiums and an 8,000 sf underground parking garage. Included here are samples of the Schematic Design document, which has served as a visual supplement to a formal City of Aspen Planned Unit Development application, which is currently (as of 12/2013) under review by the city for conceptual approval. Andy Wisnoski,

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Partner and Director of Design at Poss, and I collaborated on the design and planning of the hotel and residences, and together completed the conceptual model in SketchUp. Subsequent design revisions have also been attended to by other members of the Poss staff. Under his advisement, I was responsible for production of this document (with occasional assistance from other Poss staff). Plans and floor area calculations (not shown) were completed in Revit, and elevations and model views were a combination of SketchUp, SU Podium, Photoshop, and Revit. ∆

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January 2013 – present Lot 4, Mocklin Subdivision Aspen, Colorado Residential - New Construction Appx. 8,500 s.f. $10-15 million Design Development & Construction Documents

All drawings and imagery © 2013 Bill Poss and Associates Architecture & Planning, P.C. All rights reserved.

S O U K I R E S I D E N C E SIMILAR TO The Lodge on Biltmore Estate, my role in this modeling and drafting in Design Development and Construction Documents. However as part of a much smaller team, I had the opportunity to be more involved in discussions and decisions on things such as planning, materials selections, windows and doors, as well as participate in consultant coordination meetings and other team meetings. As there were only two of us tasked with completing all documentation, my contributions to each of the drawings shown here were varied, yet comprehensive. As with the Biltmore, I took the lead in most of the detailing, under constant advisement, of course. Renderings shown on the adjacent page are for illustration purposes only, and were completed during Schematic Design, and thus not work of my own. ∆

(LEFT) Site Plan (PREVIOUS PAGE, TOP LEFT) View - North Side (PREVIOUS PAGE, TOP RIGHT) View - South Side (PREVIOUS PAGE, BOTTOM) Plan - Lower Level NOTE : DRAWINGS NOT TO SCALE


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The work shown in this section embodies my role at Blu Homes as one situated squarely between Conceptial Design (before a client signs a Purchase Order) and Construction (after a client signs an Authorization to Build). My work brings together all aspects of a project – from site constraints and code requirements to product design standards and particular client desires – leveraging the client’s vision, to produce drawings that communicate design intent at the high level of resolution required to obtain building permits and commence factory production

and on-site construction. Working under the direction of the Senior Project Architect, the Project Design team members often work as gatekeepers to all the other individuals and disciplines within Blu and outside of Blu required to realize each and every home. In addition to producing permit drawing sets, much of our work requires preparing deliverables for all factory teams, coordinating with all third-party consultants, and supporting project managers and construction crews while projects are under construction both n the factory and on-site. ∆

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(ABOVE) Sample image of a Balance in Ridgeway, WI - for illustration purposes only. (LEFT) Site Plan (not to scale) – Woodcock Residence – Balance + W-Series Garage in Healdsburg, CA

All drawings and imagery © Blu Homes. All rights reserved.


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The drawings in this section are of the Woodcock Residence in Healdsburg, CA. Produced in Revit, a tool we use almost exclusively to both manage our inventory of standards (products, families, annotations, etc.) and produce project-specific drawings and other deliverables. These drawings represent a Schematic development set used to obtain final client approval of the design before moving into the meatier permit drawings phase. As factory-built homes require approval from a state-level

jurisdiction, and all site-built components require local jurisdiction approval, the Blu Project Design team will typically produce two drawing sets for each project: a set of drawings of the factory-built components of a project, and a set of drawings of the site-built components of a project. These to sets often require different consultants and take separate construction tracks that come together when the factory-built house is brought to the site and is lowered by crane and attached to its foundation.

(ABOVE, LEFT TO OPPOSITE PAGE RIGHT) Sample images of a completed Balance in Portola Valley, CA - for illustration purposes only. (OPPOSITE PAGE RIGHT) Entry Level Floor Plan (not to scale) – Woodcock Residence in Healdsburg, CA (BELOW) Kitchen Interior Elevations (not to scale) – Woodcock Residence in Healdsburg, CA


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