TAY L O R H A Y D A STATEMENT OF
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letter of i ntent
S Y S T E M AT I C A L A P P R O A C H
f i rst year / / v ar i ous pro j ects
second year / / k undart add i t i on
th i rd year / / P aras i t i c arch i tecture
C oast to coas T w or k shop
fourth year / / csu i p pro j ects
compet i t i on S / / cad i llac and acsa / a i sc
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My last four years studying architecture both in California and Florence, Italy have taught me more about myself and the world around me than I could have ever imagined. The first three years at Cal Poly gave me a wonderful base for which my architectural knowledge and skills have blossomed. Countless hours in studio, hundreds of dollars in cardboard, and more cups of coffee than I care to recall have helped shape who I am today. Studying in Italy last year provided the opportunity to grow culturally. Learning a new language, traveling to 17 countries, and studying architecture under a diverse group of international professors gave me new insight into my plans for the future. This upcoming year I plan to continue the adventure. I look forward to Vellum as well as focusing my attention on a well developed year long project. I am interested in green design, sustainable practice and am pursuing a minor in sustainability. I aim to increase my depth of knowledge architecturally and hope to increase my skill set both digitally and physically. After graduation I would love to follow my passion for traveling and move somewhere new and challenging. I am very interested in a career with Architecture for Humanity or a similar program that lets me see the world and help people at the same time. I have also considered the the Peace Core and possibly getting a graduate degree through their program but I would like to see where this year takes me before I make the leap. Overall I look forward to an exciting school year of new experiences and opportunities. 3.
firstname.lastname@example.org + 303.875.2072 1334 Garden St San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 PO Box 1538 Edwards, CO 81632
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LANGUAGES English Italian Spanish
2009 to present California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo Major: Architecture Minor: Sustainability Graduation in 2014 3.3 GPA 2012 to 2013 CSU IP Firenze 2005 to 2009 Chatfield Senior High Littleton, Colorado Top 5 % with a 4.4 GPA Graduation May 2009
EXTRA-CIRICULAR 2009-Present Habitat for Humanity 2007-2009 Special Needs Assistance Program 2006-2009 National Honor Society Vice President 2005-2009 Relay For Life Board Member
Habitat for Humanity Edwards, Colorado Summer 2012-2013 assistant to project architect OZ Architecture Denver, Colorado Summer 2011 - Revit modeling - Sketch-up modeling - CAD drawing - Site visits and off-site meetings - as-built measuring and drawlings - Cadillac competition winner
TAAG Architects Denver, Colorado Summer 2009 - Preparing design boards - Participating in client and manufacturer meetings - CAD drawing - General sketch-up modeling Slifer Designs Vail, Colorado Summer 2008 - Organized manufacturer library - Participatied in client meetings - Prepared concept sketches - Section and detail hand drafting
International Gastronomic Center (IGC) Brussels, Belgium Summer 2013 ACSA/AISC Steel Competition San Luis Obispo, CA Spring 2012 Cadillac Mountain Display Breckenridge, Colorado Summer 2011 // Design Chosen
Coast to Coast Workshop Ascoli Piceno, Italy Spring 2013 CSU|DA Workshop Florence, Italy Winter 2013
INTERESTS traveling photography hiking rock climbing green design snowboarding cooking
- R E S E A R C H -
- A N A L Y S I S -
Looking back at the last four years spent at Cal Poly, the time seems to blur together as if each year was not of its own entity, but part of an overall experience. Each class, each project, each decision, dilemma, or idea were all somehow one in the same. When approaching a new project there is a general procedure or process taken: research, analysis, more research, sketching, modeling, more sketching and modeling, drafting, building and finally enjoying. 6.
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PROCESS THROUGH VARIOUS PROJECTS
The entire creative process is a growing experience. With each new idea comes added knowledge. Each step an architect takes towards a finished project brings something new to the table. Looking back at the last four years you could consider the entire experience one giant learning experience. One project helping to mold and shape our minds to look at every new opportunity as a chance to grow not only as architects but as people. 7.
FA L L Q U A R T E R
// PORT SAN LUIS
The Port San Luis Pier, located on the central coast of California, is extremely under utilized considering its location and size. Hundreds of people visit the neighboring beach daily yet few people venture out to the pier. Therefore, the goal of this project was to make an alteration to the pier to increase its usability for the general public. The concept of my alteration is connecting the public with the pier through sound. Through site analysis is was apparent that an amphitheatre would be an ideal addition to the pier because of the variety of sounds on the site including Elephant Seals, local musicians, laughing children, and fisherman.
WI N T E R Q U A R T E R
A parasite is defined as an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the hostâ€™s expense. In this competition teams were to analyize a site and design a â€œparasiteâ€? specific to the given site. For the competition my team did extensive site analysis of the movement of the sun through the site. We ultimately designed a wrap around gate based off of the shadow lines we observed at the busiest times of the day at the site. This drew attention to the sun movement to anyone who passed through the space and created a very site specific project.
/// FIRST YEAR STUDIO
WI N T E R Q U A R T E R
// SLIP CASE
“The book, as a physical entity, is inherently linear, sequential and conventional. We know how to use a book for its prescribed use. We know what it is used for and rarely if ever challenge that convention as it might cloud the communication between text and reader”. This project worked to stretch the limits of how we viewed an object as common as a book. Taking the solid and through a series of interventions transforming the once ordinary object into a complex array of solids and voids.
// DESIGN VILLAGE
The competition challenge: Seven people, three weeks to build, eighty percent recycled material, and one night in the canyon. With the task before us, our group set out to develop and build a shelter using an array of recyclable materials. We tested a multitude of ways a structure could support seven people while taking into account the competition’s theme, Landfill Luxury. In the end, we decided upon using PVC pipes to form the outline of our structure. The pipes friction-fit into pre-drilled holes in the wooden frame and were then covered with building wrap to create a waterproof seal.
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SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
An innovative approach to sustainable design creating a collaborative and flexible environment while leaving a minimal environmental footprint.
SECOND LEVEL FLOOR PLANS
Anual Anual Energy Energy Use/Cost Use/Cost
To achieve a minimal environmental footprint the building is compact with minimal surface area. The center evolved into the core of the school allowing for interaction between the different spaces of the school. This organic object inspired soft curving lines that can be found through out the school as well as living walls and roofs tying the environment and the school together. Design features include celestory windows and light shelves that diffuse natural light throughout the lobby and studios, a partially underground theatre with a curved green roof to help with passive cooling, as well as Sulfurcell solar integrated panel cladding modules on several exterior walls.
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PARASITIC ARCHITECTURE [deriving beauty from exploit]
A parasite is defined as an organism living in or on another organism and benefits by deriving nutrients at the hostâ€™s expense. Most commonly the term holds a negative connotation, describing a habitual reliance on exploitation without useful return. The intent behind these suites is to create a parasitic relationship between the existing structure and the addition which exemplifies beauty in materiality, structural connection, and design. The design intention was inspired by the delicate beauty of the cherry blossom in contrast to its trunk. The individual suites aim to float above the monolithic parking structure, creating a sense of airy elegance sitting above campus.
/// COAST TO COAST WORKSHOP
HISTORIC TRANSFORMATION // A MODERN DAY PISA
This 48 hour project was a very challenging and rewarding experience. Not only was the time period very limited but so was our communication abilities. We were placed in groups with Italian students and given one to day to design and one day to produce. The final outcome was a modern day Pisa, a giant leaning tower built of channel glass become a become of modernity for this small Italian town. The workshop was an extremely positive experience both culturally and architecturally.
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FLORENCE GASTRONOMY CENTER
Culinary students becomes chefs.
Raw food becomes fine cusine.
Visitors become food connoisseurs.
13. G R O U P P R O J E C T / / N A S E E M A B O L F AT H I
Appeal, order, and minimalism in buildings intrigues the senses. New, fresh, pristine, and perfect are great attributes for new structures, yet the cozy charm of old buildings that arenâ€™t so flawless remain important. Recycled, repurposed, previously loved, salvaged buildings that have a previous life carry a sense of nostalgic character that brand-new ones just cannot master. The combination of contrasting materials creates an opportunity to do something radical. Presenting the impossibly complex demand of creating livable space from the old and unlivable.
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REINVENTING THE UFFIZI
UNDERSTANDING SURROUNDING // Piazza Study
The city of Florence creates a prime opportunity for this idea. A famously historic city thriving in a modern world demands an unique balance of old and new. This modern spin on the Uffizi Gallery exit aims to modernize the space by introducing new materials, clean lines and additional light. However, the carful positioning of the addition preserves materials, respects the heritage of the building, and adds character to the surrounding area.
This site is unique in regards to the monumental piazzas around Florence. The challenge to the project is creating spaces that showcases the importance of the Uffizi without overpowering the prominent historical piazzas in the surrounding areas.
Section A-B 1:200
Section B-B 1:200
Section C-C 1:200
This site had four unique directional facades: a street, a river, creek, and a continued park. The side of the site facing the street creates a challenge of balancing privacy with accessibility. The proposed solution is a â€œliving wallâ€? with trees lining the sidewalk and a small wall with water integrated to reference the Arno around the actual intended entrance. The side facing the Arno takes advantage of the shore, providing outdoor seating for the cafe as well as a path leading to the water where a boat ramp will be included.
The angles used in the design reference the intersection of the creek and the river playing off the direction in which the different waters flow. The trellis over the court yard intends to highlight the intersection while providing visual interest to visitors. The glass atriums play off the lines in the trellis and allow light to enter the long horizontal exhibition space. The atriums also help to direct traffic flow within the museum, moving people in a practical and purposeful manner.
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BELLARIVA // CITY INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ARNO RIVER This site creates an unique opportunity to reconnect the Arno River to the cityâ€™s infrastructure. The aim of this design is to develop a fluid transition between river and land while maintaining and improving the integrity of the linear park. One goal of the design is to redistribute the traffic flow in order to provide a more functional path through the site. The existing path forces pedestrians to go around the intersecting creek while the proposed design provides for a bridge over the creek allowing an alternative route to those enjoying the park. This path directs traffic through the museum courtyard, the heart of the project.
M A R K E T F R E S H : AN
URBAN CULINARY EXPERIENCE
LIBRARY TEACHING KITCHENS MEDIA ROOM ADMINISTRATION CAFE/BAKE SHOP/PASTRY KITCHEN RESTAURANT CLASSROOMS
STUDENT LOUNGE CIRCULATION
EXECUTING PROGRAM // form follows function The site has three major facades, north, south, and west. This project aimed to treat each facade individually to serve a specific purpose. The south has sharp intersecting angles playing off the street below and the analogy of a knife in order to create shading as well as patio and balcony space on the top levels. The western facade wears a double skin cavity wall system to allow for ventilation and thermal comfort. However, some the the spaces on the western faced require privacy so they are clad in steel rectangles which break up the long horizontal span and differ from the abstract angles on the north. Finally the northern facade, which holds one the the egress towers, is primarly clad in the same steel rectangular curtain wall pieces, yet does not have the double skin curtain wall behind. The bottom level of this facade can be completely opened up to allow for the cafe street side dinning.
LECTURE H A L L
L O B B Y
S u m m e r 2 0 11 C a d i l l a c D e s i g n S h o w c a s e winning entry in Beavercreek, Colorado.
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CHERRY BLOSSOM WATER COLOR