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Sundus Al-Bayati

Portfolio 2017


“Yet the moment we peer beneath this surface of things, the moment we look through the tranquil reflection of our selves and the clouds above us, down into the clear, fluent, unfathomable depth of nature, how startling is the silence of it, how amazing the flow of life, how absorbing the mystery� Louis Sullivan


TABLE OF CONTENTS ResumĂŠ Concrete: Interlocking Modular Geometry Re-Opening Nicollet Avenue Minnesota Pavilion in Expo 2023/ Medicall Alley Museum Tokyo Vertical Cemetery Competition Sketching and Watercolor


SUNDUS AL-BAYATI Email: albay004@umn.edu Phone: +1 (952) 215 6378 EDUCATION University of Minnesota Fall 2014-Present Candidate for the Masters of Arch. 2017

EMPLOYMENT Minneapolis, MN

Wellesley College 2010-2014 Bachelors of Arts- Double major in Architecture and Italian Studies. Coursework: Theories in Urban Design, History of Art and Architecture, Italian Studies, and Cinema Studies. Additional Coursework at MIT.

Wellesley, MA

University of Bologna Fall 2013 Studied abroad in Bologna. Coursework: Urban Design and Italian history and Literature. Classes taught in Italian.

Bologna, Italy

Iraqi Student Project 2009-2010 A year-long program that prepares Iraqi students to study in American Universities. University of Baghdad 2008-2009 Coursework covered Design Principals, Art and Architecture History, Building Technology.

Architectural Intern, HGA Architects May 2016-Present

Minneapolis, MN

Develop interior and exterior renderings for client presentations. Project 3D modeling. Produce diagrams for SD phase of the project. Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Architecture

Minneapolis, MN

Intro to Architectural Drawing, Prof. Andrzej Piotrowski Fall 2015, Fall 2016 Assist in teaching intro drawing through interactive drawing sessions. Administer reviews and provide feedback to students on their work. Architecture since 1750, Prof. Katherine Solomonson Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

Damascus, Syria

Teach and lead discussion-based recitation of 30-40 students. Prepare lectures and assist in administering exams for 200 students. Grade exams and papers. Architectural Intern, Enterprise Community Partners Summer 2014

Baghdad, Iraq

Wellesley, MA

Assist in reviewing applications for the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship. Architectural Intern, McCamant and Durrett Architects Summer 2013 Design a footbridge for Nevada City Cohousing neighborhood. Research architectural products for DD phase of project. Develop proposal renderings for pedestrian-only street in Nevada City. Research in the field of cohousing for revising one of the firm’s books.

Nevada city, CA


EXPERIENCE

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

SKILLS

Graduate Student Representative, School of Architecture 2016-2017

Clemence for Design Excellence Award 2016-2017 Funded for graduate study. AIA Minneapolis Fellowship 2016-2017 Selected for portfolio submission. Edna V. Moffett Fellowship 2015-2016 Funded for graduate study. May Ohbreck Painter fellowship 2014-2017 Funded for graduate study. Girard Gray Fellowship 2016-2016 Funded for graduate study. Madeleine K. Albright Fellowship for Global Affairs 2013 Selected from a competitive pool of students to participate in an intensive three-week interdisciplinary program that emphasized policymaking in addressing pressing global challenges. The institute culminated in a thorough research project and presentation to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson.

Languages:

Selected to represent graduate students in the third level. Attend department meetings and serve as a liaison between faculty and graduate students and communicate the needs of the students. Researcher, Wellesley College Art History Department Spring 2015 Global Cities Course, Professor Martha McNamara Conducted research on the city of Dubai and its status as a new global city in the Middle East. Research was included in the course syllabus taught at Wellesley College. The content served to introduce students to an example of an Arab global city and provided selective readings for students. Presenter, Wellesley College Tanner Conference Fall 2013 Selected to present in the annual Tanner Conference at Wellesley College about the concept of Co-Housing in North America as an example of neighborhood and community planning. Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans Winter 2011 Participated in a home build for a family affected by hurricane Katrina . Assisted in construction through various tasks like exterior siding, painting, cleaning and organizing the construction site.

Arabic: Native speaker Italian and English: Fluent French&Spanish: Beginner knowledge Computer Skills Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Processing, Autocad, Sefaira. Familiar with MAC and PC. Other skills: Drawing, watercolor, physical modeling, research.


Interlocking Modular Geometry Spring 2015|Instructor: Sharon Roe Developed in Collaboration with Xin Hu

How can a concrete wall be more than a monotonous structure but perhaps a personal and customizable entity that interacts with the environment?

The project started with an iterative exploratory process. First experiments investigated different geometries through formwork and materials.

Rethinking the concrete block

Type A

Type B

Type C

Second,a study in creating an interlocking geometric mechanism from modular concrete blocks.


Experimentation|Geometry and Form Previous experiments investigated form and geometry with the intention of creating a self-supporting or interlocking system that would be easy to install whether it’s a garden wall or a building’s facade.

experiment: self-supportng

experiment: stacking


Concrete and Nature The way concrete ages in its environment and manifests the effects of natural forces was an essential factor of the concept. The design was developed to allow and amplify this natural character of concrete. The blocks were designed to create voids, nooks, and niches that allow light, weather and animals to interact with the concrete wall and leave their mark on it.


Process|Formwork The formwork of the modular blocks was produced using foam and metal. Metal, for its strength and reusability, was used to create the negative spaces within each block. Using this system, 22 blocks were produced.

Orientation | Pattern Each modular unit could be oriented in numerous directions that generates infinite variations either to create pattern or break pattern depending on the program.

no voids

voids

different orientations


The modular wall system has two different surfaces, the undulating surface and the flat surface, which could have different applications. In both cases, the wall could be permeable to let in the light.


Re-Opening Nicollet Avenue Fall 2015 | Instructor: Cynthia Jara

How would the re-opening of Nicollet Ave. affect the two neighborhoods that have been shaped on its two opposite sides since its closure in 1977? The project seeks to merge the neighborhoods of Lyndale and Whittier in south Minneapolis through a dynamic urban experience that could bring these different communities together

Nicollet Mall

22nd st

Eat Street

Lake st

Nicollet Ave South of Lake Street

The program reunites the two neighborhoods through a central complex that includes residential apartments, a business incubator, and a settlement house. In this project, the urban experience and the street becomes essential in revitalizing Nicollet Avenue and proving its success. 47th St

Left: view of the internal plaza Right: section along Nicollet Ave.

Site


217

Private Office

Private Office

Private Office

Private Office

176 SF

209 SF

238 SF

170 SF

Private Office 224 SF

24 218

1

260

212 256

209

198

199

197

195

196

194

193

192

191

189 188 259

190

243

241

242

240

239

Level 1 1/16" = 1'-0"

260

212 256

187

213

209

199

198

197

196

213 200

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

560 SF

759 SF

2Bedroom Retail 642 SF

Community Room Opens up to outside

214

Retail

Retail

Coffee Shop and Adult Lounge

508 SF

722 SF

857 SF

814 SF

Youth Lounge

Gym

214

1258 SF

258

Men

734 SF

112 SF

201

97 SF

Women 102 SF

141 SF

215

Conference Room

Private Office

Private Office

Private Office

231 SF

207 SF

177 SF

400 SF

620 SF

247

Small Conference Room

288 SF

244

Private Office

Private Office

Private Office

176 SF

209 SF

238 SF

170 SF

Retail

Retail

Retail

Retail

Retail

815 SF

790 SF

774 SF

968 SF

921 SF

243

241

242

216

1311 SF

208

217

251

250

249

238

252 204

Ground Level 209

199

198

197

195

196

194

193

191

192

189 188

190

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

202

Level 2 1/16" = 1'-0"

217 SF

894 SF

218

2

Conference Room

3 Bedroom

255

248

205

260

171 SF

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Daycare

224 SF

239

162 SF

Private Office

Lobby

Private Office

240

Private Office

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

2 Bedroom 997 SF

253

245 218

140 SF

outdoor play area

246 Private Office

207

Restroom

254

Break/Lunch Room

150 SF

Lobby

217

212 256

161 SF

971 SF

Co-working Space

Level 1 1/16" = 1'-0"

Private Office

Event Venue

Conference/Community Living Room

1

Storage 131 SF Consultant Address Address Address Phone

215

69 SF

542 SF

216

141 SF

876 SF

Storage Common Kitchen

509 SF

Private Office 2 Bedroom

206

Private Office

Studio

www.autodesk.com/revit

258

Private Office

Gym

2 Bedroom 901 SF

874 SF

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

Level 2

187

213 200

No.

Description

Date

2Bedroom 814 SF

Women

2 Bedroom 901 SF

214

Studio 509 SF

253 SF

1 Bedroom 612 SF

1 Bedroom 625 SF

1 Bedroom

Studio

586 SF

581 SF

Studio

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

525 SF

638 SF

607 SF

671 SF

Quiet Study Area 678 SF

Men

258

267 SF

Private Office 2 Bedroom 876 SF

201

141 SF

Storage 131 SF

259

Private Office 161 SF

215

Residential

Private Office

Designing with the street.

206

Lecture Hall 631 SF

162 SF

216

Business Incubator Private Office 171 SF

Conference Room 217 SF

217

218

Retail 3 Bedroom 894 SF

Settlement House 2

Level 2 1/16" = 1'-0"

207

Computer Room

997 SF

712 SF

Concept models explore maintaining the street facade while carrying the influence of Nicollet Ave to the inside of the complex.

General Classroom

Owner

523 SF

ESL Classroom 946 SF

205

204

208

Project Name

Library 757 SF

238

Unnamed

202 Project Number Date Drawn By Checked By

Scale

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

A102

1/16" = 1'-0"

1/11/2017 12:33:40 PM

2 Bedroom

1 Bedroom 612 SF

1 Bedroom 625 SF

1 Bedroom 586 SF


208

Phone -

255

248

251

250

249

252 205

195

194

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192

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202

189 188

190

Studio

Studio

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

525 SF

638 SF

607 SF

671 SF

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Consultant Address Address Address Phone

260

212 256

187

200

581 SF

Consultant Address Address Address Phone

238

209 No.

213

199

Description

198

2 Bedroom

253 SF

849 SF

2 Bedroom 903 SF

Quiet Study Area

214

678 SF

Men

201

196

195

193

194

192

191

190

187

189 188

200

Women

267 SF

197

Date

258

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

611 SF

625 SF

1 Bedroom 643 SF

Studio

Studio

Studio

590 SF

504 SF

UP

1 Bedroom

1 Bedroom

716 SF

614 SF

1Bedroom 623 SF

537 SF

1 Bedroom

Laundry

669 SF

566 SF

201

2 Bedroom 897 SF

259

206

259

2 Bedroom 764 SF

206

215 Lecture Hall 631 SF

207

Computer Room

2 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

819 SF

798 SF

207

3 Bedroom

712 SF

1039 SF

216

General Classroom 523 SF

Owner

ESL Classroom 946 SF

208

204

2 Bedroom

208

996 SF

3 Bedroom 927 SF

Project Name

757 SF

205

1092 SF

801 SF

217

Library

238

2 Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms

218

Unnamed

202

205 Project Number Date

Levels 3-12 Drawn By

Checked By

Scale

Project Number Issue Date Author Checker

A102

1/16" = 1'-0"

1/11/2017 12:33:40 PM

45

204

202


Above: concept model carved out at the bottom level showing the influence of Nicollet on the building complex. Right: A section along Lake St. showing the internal plaza/ street, as well as the street car as it is envisioned to operate on Nicollet Ave. by the Minneapolis City Council.


Nicollet Ave


Massing and concept diagrams

internal plaza

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Minnesota Pavilion Expo 2023/ Medical Alley Museum Fall 2016 |Instructors: Jim Moore and Karen Lu

The project is designed for two phases. During the first phase, the building will be the Minnesota Pavilion during Expo 2023 Wellness and Well Being for All: Healthy People, Healthy Planet. During its after-Expo life, the building will host the Medical Alley Museum. The building sits between United Crushers and Kurth grain elevators in Minneaopolis and connects to the skyways of both structures. The project consists of a tower that acts as a public circulation space which is flanked by two smaller structures that host the Medical Alley Museum.


Sequence of approach

masking/revealing

masking/revealing

revealing

The tower acts as an observation deck and circulation path that brings people up to the top of the grain elevators to explore these historic structures and more importantly to experience the views of the site and the city of Minneapolis.


concept diagrams show the study of the building massing to establish connections with the site.

Site Section


Building Section Perspective


Interior view looking South


Tokyo Vertical Cemetery Competition 2016 | Arch Out Loud Developed in Collaboration with Xin Hu. Death begets new life. The ashes of the deceased in Tokyo transform into trees in the vertical cemetery. The cycle of existence becomes part of the urban experience, rather than being separated into spaces of mourning and silence. The deceased are re-integrated back into the city as living organisms which further enhance the urban environment and improve the well-being of the living.

Year 0

Year 3

Year 5


MAKING CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CEMETERY AND THE CITY YEAR 5

PROGRAMS

REPLANTIN

The ashes of the deceased are nutrients which sustain the trees and vegetation in the vertical cemetery. When the trees get big enough, they are transferred to area parks to clean the air, enhance the ecosystem, and beautify their surroundings.

BRINGING


NG TREES IN URBAN PARKS

G PLANTER HOME


Sketching and Watercolor


THANK YOU


Sundus Al-Bayati -Portfolio 2017