STEPHEN P. MAHER
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon stephenpmaher.net | email@example.com | 516.941.7934
NBBJ King Hussein Medical Center Two25 CML Northside Programming Stacking Tool Speranza Architecture + Urban Design Push | Pull Residence SEED Tower
KING HUSSEIN MEDICAL CENTER Hospital | NBBJ | Amman, Jordan | 2016 | Unbuilt This 900 bed hospital leverages Jordanâ€™s primary energy source: the sun. Its spiny skin is a mix of glazing, perforated screen, and integrated photovoltaic panels. Both the global form and each panel is formed in such a way to maximize its exposure to direct solar exposure. The project is placed within an existing campus and careful to not impede on the existing buildings. It is respectful of the site conditions, deliberately making use of the entire site, without affecting existing hospital operations.
move PV panel to max. sun exposure
1 Top Bed Floor 2 Middle Bed Floor 3 Bottom Bed Floor 4 Mechanical Floor 5 D&T Floor
6 Underground Parking 7 Interior Garden 8 Ground Floor Entry
1. Allocate program logically. D&T plinth and bed tower.
2. Connect bed tower and plinth with skin, forming one mass.
3. Twist the resulting form to maximize solar gain on southern face.
19 18% High Plug Load (1.9 W/SF)
Internal Heat Gain
Occupant Use of Fans
Thermal Mass & Night Vent
29% Roof: Uninsulated
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kWh/year per SF and SM of roof 13.8% cell efficiency
10 108 7% cell efficiency
3% cell efficiency
Above: Basic sustainability and comfort principles. Below: Solar harvesting potential for the region.
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60% High ACH (2.0)
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Capturing solar energy in this climate zone and city. (Assuming 50 yr payback) -5% Walls: Very Insulated
Percentage of year that passive strategies extend the comfortable hours 60%
-7% Low LPD (0.6 W/SF)
-9% Low Plug Load (0.3 W/ SF)
-22% Glazing: Triple Low-E
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1. Opaque metal panels.
2. PV panels on the â€œscalesâ€? that receive sufficient sunlight.
3. Perforated metal panels to allow for ventilation where needed.
Window modules can be interchangeable for flexibility addressing the various program needs in the building. Vision glass to the patient rooms are shown at the right in all views 10
TWO25 Mixed Use Multi-Family Residence | NBBJ | Columbus, OH | 2016–17 | Under Construction Two25 completes the final phase of development around the Columbus Commons, a public square in downtown Columbus, Ohio. This 12-story mixed-use building will include groundfloor retail and restaurant space, five floors of office space, six residential floors housing 121 apartment units — including micro-units of 400 square feet — and amenity and event space. During DD, as the design computational expert, I assisted the team with streamlining some of the workflow by leveraging visual programming tools to iterate and create faster and more efficiently.
This script saved my colleague a half dayâ€™s worth of work per scheme. It helped him generate several facade schemes for a client presentation in less than an hour (see below).
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After selecting a base geometry for the cladding, we were asked to study the pattern at a more detailed level. Using a sine wave as the starting point, a Grasshopper definition generated 3D panels. The script provided control of the primary variables: the wavelength, amplitude, and frequency. Rendered views of full panels helped the client decide which ripple size and spacing to use. The mockup (right) is the result. 14
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CML NORTHSIDE Library | NBBJ | Columbus, OH | 2016â€“17 | Built The Columbus Metropolitan Library Northside Branch landscape design was a solution to a field error. While preparing to pour the concrete curbs, the contractors noticed the exterior grade below the second story (below) was not as indicated on the shop drawings or surveyâ€”the ground was not nearly as level as initially thought. Structural columns were exposed above the ground by up to one foot, and the architectural wrapper could not cover them. The design team asked for options at correcting the condition with a landscape feature. Working with the landscape architect, we settled on a field of pavers that could be manipulated individually to introduce some variation as well as cover the exposed columns.
Above: An initial look at the construction tolerances. This surface became the base for creating an undulating hardscape feature to cover the structural columns. Below: The final sheet to show design intent. The goal was to allow the mason to use his/her own creativity and expertise in lieu of laying each unit to a precise height. F
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PROGRAMMING STACKING TOOL Computational Tool | NBBJ | Columbus, OH | 2016–17 | In Use Typically the process for understanding cost implications of various programming scenarios is to run them through a cost modeling spreadsheet. This stacking tool replaces that outdated method of passing around spreadsheets. This tool removes the spreadsheet from the equation by combining the area and cost modeling spreadsheets into one cohesive tool. This allows the client and design team to workshop together, and instantly understand the implications to program changes. The user can save scenarios, export images, and rearrange the stack to accommodate the program’s necessary adjacencies and estimated total area. In one two-hour client meeting, the project saved a week’s worth of preparing and emailing spreadsheets, commenting on the changes, and making adjustments.
Above: The tool adapted for a project that was a mix of new construction and renovation. The renovation had a cost impact on the new building.
PUSH | PULL HOUSE Private Residence | Veneta, OR | Built | recipient of two AIA awards This private residence overlooks a vineyard outside of Eugene, OR. The house is derived from a series of squares with “broken” (glazed) corners. This play of simple geometric manipulation causes the user to either feel pushed out into the landscape or pulled into the space. Each volume incorporates an “insert” of wood volumes that help to organize the rooms. The house was completed June 2016.
SEED TOWER Tower and Master Plan | Speranza Architecture + Urban Design | Eugene, OR | Spring 2014 This tower design is an addition to the existing Eugene Water and Electric Board’s campus in Eugene, Oregon. The tower’s wood laminated structure was developed as a means of understanding the greater city. The building illuminates with data pertaining to the city’s water and electric uses while the wood exoskeleton warps to frame views. The adjacent bow truss building is to be adaptively reused as a farmer’s market.
Institute for Computational Design (ICD) ICD / ITKE Research Pavilion 2013/14 Leichtbau BW Installation University of Oregon Parametric Places: Placing Stations Slipping Through Earth: A Field Station Parabola Table
ICD/ITKE RESEARCH PAVILION 2013/14 Pavilion | Stuttgart, Germany | with ITECH M.Sc. class 2015 | Winter/Spring 2013/14
This research pavilion showcases the potential of novel design, simulation and fabrication processes in architecture. The project was planned and constructed within one and a half years by students and researchers within a multi-disciplinary team of biologists, paleontologists, architects and engineers. The focus of the project is a parallel bottom-up design strategy for the biomimetic investigation of natural fiber composite shells and the development of novel robotic fabrication methods for fiber reinforced polymer structures. The aim was to develop a winding technique for modular, double layered fiber composite structures, which reduces the required formwork while maintaining a large degree of geometric freedom. Images courtesy of ICD/ITKE. | Project Site: http://icd.uni-stuttgart.de/?p=11187.
LEICHTBAU BW INSTALLATION Kiosk | Stuttgart, Germany | with listed Project Team | Spring 2014 â€œThe design of the installation is based on advanced computational design, simulation and fabrication of composite structures. It utilizes new technologies of tailored fiber placement adopted from the aerospace industry in combination with computational design strategies and structural simulation. The carbon fiber layout is generated through a structural topology optimization, machine constraints and lamination requirements. In the resultant translucent structure the black carbon fibers not only enable a lightweight system but also create a striking surface articulation that exposes the constructional logic to the fair visitors. The semi-transparent structure divides the exhibit into various communication zones with different characters including: an integrated information bar, a small semi-enclosed seating area and a larger marquee which extends into the air for visibility from a distance.â€? Images courtesy of ICD/ITKE. | Project Site: http://icd.uni-stuttgart.de/?p=10992.
PARAMETRIC PLACES: PROPOSING STATIONS Computational Urban Transportation Tool | Barcelona, Spain | Spring 2013 This tool looks at Barcelona’s 22@ district’s transportation systems in relation to open space. It specifically works with Barcelona’s orthogonal RETbus line to place bus stations in relation to the established Bicing bicycle share system and active open spaces along the designated bus line. The criteria for station placement are perception and walkability. RETbus lines are clearly established, but the current station placement is unclear. This tool attempts to realize potential station placement within a specific relationship. Too rigid a strategy will succumb to a surprise or to a logic other than that for which it was designed, and too loose a strategy will succumb to anything more complex or to anything more highly organized and better coordinated. – James Corner
New high performance bus line. Placement took other modes of public transit into account. Objectives: high capacity transport, longer trips, greater distance between stops, higher commercial speed. 178,000+ subscribers: 51% men, 49% women. 210,000 journeys/week on work days: 71.63% only Bicing, 28.37% Bicing & other transit. 50+ blocks within the 22@ IT district incorporate open space.
Paths from open spaces to RETbus lines without considering blocks.
Paths from Bicing docks to RETbus lines without considering blocks.
Perceptible paths between an existing Bicing dock and the a RETbus route. Walkable paths between an existing open spaces and the a RETbus route. Potential RETbus station placed along route.
Note: Since the bus route was analyzed as a line, the diagram conveys that a bus station could be placed in the intersection. This, obviously would not be the case. This possibly gives the developer freedom to place the station appropriately within that zone. 37
SLIPPING THROUGH EARTH: A FIELD STATION Geologic Field Station | Paisley, OR | Winter 2013 Slipping Through Earth is a geologic field station in Paisley, Oregon, where scientists discovered human DNA dating 14,000+ years ago. This facility is a rammed earth structure, where the soil used is collected on site. Since the facility is primarily to be used in the summer, the building embraces darkness, utilizing earthâ€™s thermal mass capabilities, keeping the building cool during the day and warm during the evenings. The rooms are organized along axes, so there always remains a connection from one room to the next, with the periphery rooms having direct access to the outdoors.
PARABOLA TABLE Coffee Table | Eugene, OR | Spring 2014 This coffee table is derived from a parabola, manifested as two single curbed plywood planks. These planks are walnut-veneer plywood, which were vacuumed formed using the CNC-routed same mold. The two pieces notch together, stabilizing the entire piece. This hardware-less connection was cut by hand. The acrylic tops sit on this walnut bars, which are embedded in the plywood. The piece was displayed at MODERN in Eugene, OR for a one-week exhibition in June 2014. y = ax2 + bx + c (0,0) | (0,16) | (26,16)
Published on Sep 24, 2016