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Portfolio Sarah San Miguel

Texas Tech University


Sarah San Miguel Graduate Portfolio

Texas Tech University sarah.a.sanmiguel@gmail.com 972.746.3521


Collaboration Studio Collaboration Studio is taught by Javier Gomez and Michael Martin. The objective of the course is to work with a team of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects.

How to manage a team of highly diverse individuals | How to work with others and resolve conflict | How to set clear expectations


Program Breakdown

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Inspire

Performance Park offers high-end condominiums for creative living in Denver, Colorado’s Arts district.

Performance Park offers social and retail spaces for the community and it’s inhabitants to interact such as a coffee shop and restaurant.

Performance Park hosts a wide variety of performance art events and is in close proximity to the artistic and cultural hub of Denver.

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Condominiums Coffee shop Restaurant Retail Indoor theater Outdoor theater Park space

Notable Context

*Denver Art Museum (across street) *Clyfford Still Museum (across street) *Evans School of Music (on site) *16th Street (0.3 miles)


Rhythm | Arrhythmia Denver can be defined as a culture that greatly appreciates public art, such as the painted pianos (pictured below and to the left). The rich culture and movement of Denver’s 16th street provide inspiration to natives and visitors alike. A study of the rhythmic and arrhythmic sights and sounds that take place on 16th street guided the design process. Rhythmic elements include the structure of music, the rigidity of the piano form, and the orthogonal buildings surrounding the site. Arrhythmic elements include the spontaneity of the piano players hands as he plays, the sounds of the street, and the diagonal lines of the site derived from the adjacent Denver Art Museum.

The Piano Man The diagrams to the left and to the right are derived from a video of a man (pictured above) playing the piano on 16th street. These diagrams were used to delineate elements of the facade and the building footprint.


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Mexico Studio

The Mexico Study Abroad Studio is taught by Joseph Aranha. The objective of the course is to immerse students in a new environment and challenge them to design something that fits Mexican culture.

How to interpret new cultures quickly | How to empathise with the user of a facility | How to relinquish my own cultural biases


Program Breakdown

Refuge

Learn

Play

This facility offers refuge to homeless teenagers. It goes beyond just shelter. We provide a safe community full of support.

This facility believes that there is still hope for these teens. We educate individuals in basic skills for success. Teens are also given jobs on site in retail and service.

This facility gives teens the opportunity to be teens. They are encouraged to bond with each other and play outdoors.

Dorms Cafeteria Classrooms Indoor Play Outdoor Play Administration Restaurant Retail Notable Context

*Views of the church on the hill *In a neighborhood


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First Floor 1. Dorm Room (Occ. 4) 2. Restroom 3. Equipment Storage 4. Exercise Room 5. Kitchen Garden 6. Kitchen 7. Service Entry Court 8. Dining Hall 9. File Storage 10. Office 11. Classroom 12. Team Building Courtyard 13. Recreational Field 14. Communal Laundry 15. Game Lounge 16. Reflection Gardens 17. Retail


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Second Floor 1. Dorm Room (Occupancy 4) 2. Restroom 3. Classroom 4. Outdoor Activity Area


This 3D Section cuts through the existing adjacent building(far left), Cinco De Mayo Street, retail spaces, and two dorm facilities. The Images below, taken while I was in Mexico, showcase some inspirational elements of Mexican Architecture.


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Historic Preservation Studio The Historic Preservation Studio is taught by Dr. Elizabeth Louden. The objective of the course is to introduce students to laser scanning, documentation, and adaptive reuse strategies for endangered historic buildings.

How to use point cloud data in conjunction with Revit| How to adapt a new function in an existing form How to develop a respect for old structures | How to present architectural information to the general public


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Program Breakdown PLAY Pre-K - 8th grade Classrooms Lecture Hall Play spaces Roof Garden VIEW Indoor gallery spaces Outdoor sculpture gardens Art supply store

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View

Create

The Fort Worth Community Art Center provides a creative and engaging learning environment for children where they can build confidence with peers.

The Fort Worth Community Art Center displays the work created within its walls and by local artists.

The Fort Worth Community Art Center offers the tools and facilities for adults to create.

CREATE Glass blowing studio Ceramics studio Painting studio Digital media lab

Notable Context

*The proposed Trinity River Project


The TXU Power Plant

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With plans for major revamping of Fort Worth Uptown in place, there will be an extensive amount of new construction in the area. This new construction could easily dilute Fort Worth’s historic identity that they are so proud of. This can be avoided by preserving some of the key historic buildings in the Uptown area. The TXU Power Plant is a good place to start. From the exterior, the TXU Power Plant is begging to hold something grand. The arched windows only get more impressive as you enter the main hall. The light cascades through the windows beautifully, giving the main hall a “cathedral” effect. All this building needs is someone who can look past the grime to see the value and who is willing to breathe a little life into it.


Water Collection

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Sculptural Gardens

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TXU - South East Elevation


Comprehensive Studio

The Comprehensive Studio is taught by Danny Nowak. The objective of the course is for students to think about all elements of the design process including but not limited to structure, mechanical systems, programmatic needs, and means of egress.

How to design comprehensively | How to think about mechanical systems and their relation to design


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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE

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The Dallas Museum of Architecture is a combination of learning, viewing, and working environments. There are auditorium spaces to further the education of the public and of architects. Gallery spaces place architectural pieces in the view of the community. The American Institute of Architecture also has offices in the upper portions of the building.


SITE RESPONSE: The Initial response was to go up with the building because of the ten foot wall installed by the park. This wall completely blocked views to the Nasher and the DMA and limited the view of the Winspear as seen in image_4. The connection was not strong between the project and the arts district and the park. The need to move up guided my decision to raise that land and make shaded steps as an extension of the site. The need for verticality also drove my decision to have a small footprint. Because the square footage was limited, the smaller footprint meant a higher the building. A taller building not only allows occupants to see outside the building but for the building to be seen from the other locations in the arts district.

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The Dallas Museum of Architecture is located at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. It is within walking distance of the DMA, the Nasher, the Wyly, and the Winspear. It will play a huge role in the Arts District by connecting all of these buildings and drawing pedestrians through the park. With the addition of the DMoA to the arts district, people will have cause to cross The Park. My goal for this project was to create a structure that appeared to be a sculptural element of the landscape. From the exterior, it catches the viewer and pulls them in. It also offers a shaded public outdoor space that is an extension of The Park. The Building not only contains architecture, but offers an experience of the building itself. There are many instances where the visitor is allowed to experience the structure and materiality of the DMoA first hand.


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Structural Precedent:

Lamar Construction Headquarters 4404 Central Parkway, Hudsonville, Michigan

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Architect: Lamar Construction Company Year Built: 2007 Size of Cantilever: 50’x112’

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Steel I Beam Polished Concrete Corrugated Steel Decking

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Instant Architect

1. Cut along the dotted line 2. Assemble

*No visual impairment required *All black ensemble and coffee mug not included

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