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SHANNON SMITH

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO


TABLE OF CONTENTS 03 | RESUME ACADEMIC WORKS 04 | GUFFY PARK 05 | MUDDY RIVER BRIDGE 06 | HOUSE IN THE WOODS 08 | FORT POINT HOUSING 10 | CHILDREN’S LIBRARY 14 | HEALTH CENTER PROFESSIONAL WORK 20 | VANDERBILT DORMITARY 22 | SELECTED WORKS

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SHANNON MARJORIE SMITH E: smsmith@massart.edu T: 603.707.1055

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art & Design | Boston, MA 09/2010 - 05/2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Design 09/2011 - 05/2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History University of New Hampshire | Durham, NH

RECOGNITION MassArt All School Show|Concept Models, Woven Chair

05/2014 Winner of Professor Walter Compton Award | Excellence in History of Art 05/2014 Winner of 3D Design Competition at Penn State AIAS QUAD|iPhone Dock 03/2013 Architecture Boston Expo, 2012 | Maps, Alchemist, Facing South 02/2012 Architectural Design Show |Trinity Church Detail, Truss, Solar Collar 04/2011

10/2009 – 05/2010

PROFESSIONAL Goody Clancy Associates | Boston, MA EXPERIENCE Architectural Design Intern

Temporary position (originally hired for five weeks but stayed for over four months); included responsibilities such as revising construction documents in Revit per submittals, organizing various files for the project, communicating with architects and outside consultants. Project worked on was a large-scale university dormitory during its Construction Administration phase. 07/2012 - 11/2012

Self-Employed | Greater Boston Area Nanny

For various families I provided childcare for children between the ages of 6 months old to 11 years old. Responsibilities included housework, teaching children arts and crafts, other homeschooling help, and other childcare-related tasks. 10/2010 – current

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Curator of Architectural Design Senior Degree Project Show / Volunteer Timberframing Trip / Architectural Department Student Government Representative / American Institute of ArchItecture Students Senior Representative / Freedom By Design Student Auction Participant / American Institute of Architecture Students FORUM & QUAD Attendee 2012-2014 / Student Government Budget Committee / Moultonborough Mentoring Program

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Submittal Exchange, Lasercut Printing, Revit, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Rhino3D, SketchUp

REFERENCES

Paul Hajian | Professor & Dept. Head of Architecture|phajian@massart.edu Tamara Metz | Architecture Degree Professor |tmetz@massart.edu Ellen Shapiro | Professor & Dept. Head of Art History |ellen.shaprio@massart.edu

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GUFFY PARK | CAMBRIDGE, MA Beginning as a small landscape design project, Guffy Park is miniature park designed on a narrow, triangular slope near Harvard Square featuring the classic Cambridge combination of brick and cobblestone, which reflects the history that the park invokes. Wedged between a public and a private street, Guffy Park gives the public a place to sit down along the stone wall in the sun for the winter and a tree-shaded area down below for the summer. There are brass seats and tables sit down and enjoy your lunch as well as an engraved stone showing a timeline of Historic Cambridge.

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MUDDY RIVER BRIDGE | BOSTON, MA Designed in a building components class, this bridge features two Howe trusses as its flanks and large, thick beams scattered along the parrell members of the system. Along the side of the bridge facing the Fens is a sitting area with benches and a railing to match the esthetics of the previous structral assemblage project. The pathway to the benches break the truss’ structure but the system is continued below the decking. All in all, many different structural systems work together to create a simple bridge with a clear cut design and purpose.

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HOUSE IN THE WOODS| HOLDEN, MA By closely analyzing the issues of public vs. private within a small residence through a thorough case study of two existing individuals, this House in the Woods project is designed to cater to their ways of living separate lives within one home. This allows for the peace of living alone but with the comfort of another person, all carefully balanced through the yin and yang that only detailed architectural design decisions can provide.

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FORT POINT HOUSING | BOSTON, MA Inspired by the strategically-staggered modular housing of Unite d’Habitation by Le Corbusier, this mass housing project is a high rise building located on the southern harbor of Boston near Fort Point. This large scale residence was designed to accomadate the 100 Acre Plan, an existing urban plan for this section of Boston. By providing many different types of places on private, semi-private, and public levels, this building acts as working community in itself. The Fort Point Housing welcomes the general public to its base, yet keeps the towers private for the residences.

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CHILDREN’S LIBRARY| BOSTON, MA Designing for children involves an even more consistant consideration of scale and size. In this library designed to be the central location for children’s books in Boston, the point was to not only design for the books but also as a beacon for families to come and learn. This is why I chose to order the floors through a large attrium for natural lighting, visual connections, and most importantly, to enhance the different themes of the levels: listen, browse, play, learn, work, and breathe.

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HEALTH CENTER| ROXBURY, MA For my year long senior degree project, I identified a social stratification at the park across from Ruggles Train Station. In this section of Roxbury sits a portion of the Southwest Corridor Park where three different sections of the same community intersect: Northeastern University, lower-income housing units, and various business or instituational buildings such as the Boston Police Station Headquarters. To reintegrate and reinvigorate the community, I designed an open health center that focused on recreational, nutritional, and clinical healthcare. This included a farmer’s market, small healthfood store, gym, fitness classrooms, bicycle bridge and storage, lobby exhibit space, winter garden, and more. All in all, this health center is a terminus for the Southwest Corridor Park and acts as a common denominator for the variety of people who use this area. To see my process book, please visit: http://issuu.com/shannonsmith31/docs/degreebook

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VANDERBILT DORMITORY| NASHVILLE, TN While employed as an architectural intern at Goody Clancy Associates, I was privileged enough to work on the new on campus housing and student center for Vanderbilt University during its construction administration phase. During this time, I worked full time on editing construction documents per RFIs, exchanging submittals between LEED consultants, engineers, and the construction company building the structure at that time.

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SELECTED WORKS All of the various art pieces that are featurd on these pages are just some of the works that have either been featured in and/or won multiple shows or exhibits. Techniques range from fine arts such as photography and ceramics to digital works beginning in software then lasercut and assembled. For a more specific list, see page 3.

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THANK YOU


Shannon Smith Undergraduate Portfolio