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PORTFOLIO: Smitty Lynch

2004 - 2013


Contents:

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WORKS: A glimpse into prior work both professional and recreational...

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INTRODUCTION Get to know me a little bit better.

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ART/SKETCHES

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ACADEMIC: A selection of academic work from 2004 - 2009 culminating in a M. arch degree.

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44 BIO/RESUME


Hybrid image - Digitally color and effects added over a hand drawn sketch


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Intro: Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review this volume of my current work. This portfolio is intended to serve as a review of my life as a designer, illustrator, and artist thusfar. It will also hopefully give you knowledge of who I am and what inspires me.

reconnecting mind, eye and hand.” Thank you for taking the time to review my work. Your feedback and comments are always welcome. A digital version of this work is available for viewing on my website and you are welcome to provide any comments and feedback there.

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One of the things that I am most passionate about in life is drawing. Respectfully, Drawing is an essential skill that every designer should attempt to master. Smitty Lynch The ability to communicate ideas www.smittylynch.com effectively with pen and paper is one of the greatest skills any one designer can have. I think James Richards, FASLA stated it best: “Why draw? In an ever more digital world, with all of the technology available to us, is hand drawing still relevant?....As more tech-savvy graduates enter the marketplace and better visualization tools become available, my work as a consulting designer-diagramming and sketching on the “front end” of complex projectshas exploded. I’m hand drawing more now than ever in my 30-year career. I’m convinced that this demand isn’t because I’m a particularly gifted designer, but because the ability to capture visual impressions by hand, very quickly, is increasingly rare. And with the loss of these skills, our design firm clients tell us, a measure of spontaneity and creative freshness may have been lost in the process....Why draw? Not to become great illustrators but, to unlock creative ideas through Site plan and master planning graphics created by the author, ©CMSS Architects.


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Previous Page: • Old Town Square, Prague Clockwise from upper left: • Prague, Czech Republic • Skyline, New Bern, NC • Suleman Masjid, Turkey • Terezin, Czech Republic


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ILLUSTRATIONS: Various examples of illustration work using traditional and hybrid mediums.

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Illustration work created by the author, copyright CMSS Architects.


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Site plan and master planning graphics created by the author, Š CMSS Architects.


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DIGITAL RENDERINGS:

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Created using Sketchup Pro and KT rendering engine - with post-processing completed in Photoshop.


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ACADEMIC WORK:

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A sampling of work from 2004 - 2009.


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URBAN PLAN/ MIXED-USE This was a year-long project that was broken down into two parts - one being a team effort consisting of two person teams, and the second, an individual project based on the resultant design. The first part consisted of the design of an under-developed area of downtown Hampton - planning the layout and the usage of the property. The second, looked at the smaller piece of the

puzzle. This part involved taking a block within the layout we created and refining it through design. I chose to do a mixed-use project that was located on one of the larger, more unusually shaped blocks in our design. By breaking the block into smaller pieces and creating several smaller buildings instead of one large one, I hoped to achieve a more human scale

to my project. The resulting design provides several different uses within the block while maintaing certain visual lines important to the overall design.


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This project involved the design of a new cultural center to fit within the fabric of downtown Newport News... I chose to focus on a center for jazz music because of its incredible influence in this area.... The buildings design draws heavily from the eccentricities of jazz music. The structure provides the underlying rhythm while the walls and skin of the building flow like the winding melodies of jazz music...

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JAZZ CENTER


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SECOND FLOOR

GROUND FLOOR

FIFTH FLOOR


WEST ELEVATION

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NORTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

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SOUTH ELEVATION


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FROM MELLEN STREET

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TRANSIT HUB

The goal was to develop a new transit hub for the town of Phoebus in Hampton, Virginia on an abandoned waterfront site. The design chosen reflects the needs dictated by the program for bus, water and light-rail services as well as an opportunity to reconnect the town to the waterfront.

FROM BRIDGE

SECTION 1


SECTION 2

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PRECEDENT A line drawing drawn by Picaso was to serve as the inspiration and precedent for this project.

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ARTIST CABIN

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The goal of this project was to create a cabin for an artist using a painting selected as precedent to guide the design outcome.


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This project addresses the challenges of building an elevated structure... Located in Bayou LaBatre, Louisiana, the purpose of this project was to design a small community medical facility for a client who lost their practice during hurricane Katrina...This is an exploration in form and skin while addressing issues of programming, circulation and accessibility...

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MOUSETRAP

Exploration of form, function and techtonics. The goal of the project program was to an interesting spatial journey for a tiny steel ball while maintaining a strict dimensional size and travel time.


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TOWER

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The tower project involved an exploration of form, using only a kit of parts that was created by each student.


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Study in the juxtaposition of interior and exterior spaces that attempts to blend into the context of a town created by other students involved in the project.

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I welcome and appreciate your feedback on the material presented here. I constantly seek to improve both the quality of my work and also the way it is represented. Please take a few minutes to call or write and let me know what works...what doesn’t work - your participation is appreciated.


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About the Author: Smitty Lynch is passionate about drawing and design and does his level best to let his passion shine through in his work. He is also an avid learner who is constantly striving to attain and master new skills throughout his professional career - you will always find him willing to learn and eager to pass on these skills to anyone wanting to learn. In his professional life, he has been involved in a wide range of project types and disciplines. A professional in the A&E industry since 1996, he has experience in the architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, land surveying and electrical design fields. His experience ranges from small scale residential to large government projects. His passions include architecture, design, graphics, art, cooking and music. He loves many types of music, but is especially fond of traditional celtic music - so, you will often find him playing his bagpipes whenever he can. Mr. Lynch lives inVirginia with his wife and family.


Irvin S. Lynch, III “Smitty” www.about.me/smittylynch

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Intern Architect ◊ CAD/BIM Specialist ◊ Illustrator

Profile

Avid learner with extensive career experience in the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering and Land Surveying fields. Constantly seeking to expand knowledge base to achieve personal and business goals.

• Experienced with many different types of design and document creation software. • Outstanding record of working with various design teams to complete complex design projects on schedule.

Professional Experience

Owner, DREAM Design and Illustration, 2012 - Present

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Construction Document Preparation ◊ Traditional/Digital Drawing & Illustration ◊ Digital & Traditional Model Creation

Provide temporary/contract CAD/BIM documentation services, 3d model creation, design, visualization and Illustration services to local design firms on a per-project basis.

Intern Architect ◊ CMSS Architects, P.C., Virginia Beach, VA, Summer 2008 ◊ HKS, Inc., Richmond, VA, Summer 2007 Created and modified digital design models. Worked within design teams to create and edit construction and design documents for large scale commercial, medical and government embassy projects.

CAD Technician/ Illustrator ◊ AGWA Architects, P.C., Hampton, VA, Summer 2006 ◊ Michael Henry Architect, P.C., Newport News, VA, Summer 2005 ◊ CMSS Architects, P.C., Virginia Beach, VA, 2002-2004 ◊ Spectrum Design, P.C., Virginia Beach, VA, 2000-2002 ◊ S.V. Camp & Associates, P.C., Courtland, VA, 1999-2000 ◊ Boundary First, P.C., Virginia Beach, VA, 1996-1999

Education

M. Architecture (2009), 3.8GPA, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Honors/ Awards

Tau Sigma Delta - Architectural Honor Society (inducted, 2007) VA Society AIA Prize Design Competition - Best of School, 2009 Tidewater Builders Association, Young Designers Competition & Scholarship - First Place, 1993 Tidewater Builders Association, Young Designers Competition & Scholarship - Runner-up, 1992

Service/ Volunteer Work

Habitat For Humanity, 2013 Petersburg R/UDAT participant, 2007

Technical Skills

Autodesk Architectural Desktop ◊ Autodesk Revit ◊ Autocad R12-2008 ◊ Adobe Photoshop CS 5+ ◊ InDesign CS5+ ◊ Adobe Acrobat X Pro ◊ Piranesi 6 ◊ Sketchup 6-8 Pro ◊ MS Office

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Created and modified construction and design documents for small and large-scale architectural projects. Designed and documented commercial site plans, ALTA surveys, physical surveys and large scale subdivisions.



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