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Taylor Stevenson

POR T FO L I 2019O


Taylor Stevenson TSSTEVE@CLEMSON.EDU (803) 760-8838


Creativity has always been a part of me. At a young age I was always building, painting and coloring. One day I studied one of the most famous American architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, and from then on I knew I wanted to be an architect. At a young age, I saw architecture as a great outlet for my art and a way to express myself while making a real impact.

WHY I Design

I have lived with this concept of art, sketching, photography and implimenting different mediums to further explore, push and create my designs. I minored in Art in my time at Clemson and this allowed me to explore additonal mediums such as graphite, charcoal, bronze, wood, natural elements, and paint. I was able to impliment these new skills in my architecture projects. My interest in different materials also pushed me to explore areas like product design and sculpture and how these different materials react in a three-dimensional form. As an architect in an ever evolving world of technology and communication, I feel it is important to keep up-to-date on technology and utilize these tools to enhance the design process and final product. I have made it a point to get very familiar with Revit, Adobe, and CAD while also utilizing things such as my iPad to create unique but easily transferable files. This gave me the opportunity to add another layer and appreciation to the work I bring forward.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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3 Design Process 5 Product Design 6 City of Charlotte 7 Color and Texture 9 Catalonia History Museum 13 Astro Theatre 15 Steel Frames 19 The Arts 21 Adaptive Erosion 25 The Arts 27 Photography 29 Travel 31 About Me


DESIGN PROCESS One of the fundamentals of architecture is to understand form, space, and structure. In a way, architects are copycats; we do not necessarily want to reinvent the wheel but more often than not how far can we push this wheel to its extremes. There are simple design concepts I studied like lines making curves and simple folds creating structure. For material paper,I used and folded or glued paper together in a form to see how simple ridges can create structure and how shapes colliding with other shapes create interesting voids. The voids in turn cast interesting light shadows. For the concept of lines creating curves, I wanted to push my material choices and use something no one else had. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the LIX 3D Pen and it is just like a portable 3D Pen Printer. It extrudes a plastic filament that cools instantly and allows you to draw in the air. It creates strait vertical lines with simplicity. The material had its own qualities and look that made it bendable and malleable but also rigid keeping its original from.

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Product design Materials have always given me great interest. They all have unique qualities and uses and art and architecture are a great way to play with material. I got to focus a lot of my energy on 3D forms and sculpture. I used this opportunity to weld a chair and create a resin and wood filled table. Product design was a great way to study the practical uses of materials and how to cater to a consumer product and not just in a gallery or model setting

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charlotte, nc

City of charlotte Charlotte is one of the first cities I studied as an architecture student. I was inspired and impressed by its history and also how it has had to demolish older parts to rebuild and create a new type of Charlotte. Its core of expansion was its roads and highway systems that connected the city together. Typology changed and so did the city. From the city point of view, I wanted to capture the streets of downtown Charlotte. To get from point A to point B, you must past landmarks and perspective points. You have a specific ending and beginning and these point can influence design. I used Adobes’ Illustrator for Ipad to create these unique perspective sketches and site diagram.

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Adobe Illustrator for Ipad


paris, france

COLOR AND TEXTURE

How does architecture last over time and how do you create a small impactful space in a city that is surrounded by world famous landmarks? You make a statement, you use color and texture. This site was situated next the famous Pompidou and Stravinsky Fountain in Paris, France. My partner and I decided to use my strength of color study, graphics and sketching and her love of textiles into one project. The color plays off the structural notations of the Pompidou and the colorful sculptures within the fountain. The tapestry is meant to be interacted with, touched and pulled on. Leaving it open to the elements allows us to see how it stands up to time, humans and a busy city Adobe Illustrator and Illustartor for Ipad were used to produce this project.

Textile done by Kelsey Mckenna

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Color Iterations

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator for Ipad


barcelona, spain

CATALONIA HISTORY MUSEUM

Historical context was extremely important to a project like this. I used the basic design process of line creating curves and pulled inspiration form of the Sagrada Familia’s school roof. On our site there was an aqueduct and potential ruins below. We made our site a satellite location of the Catalonia History Museum that held a garden, office, cafe and exhibit. It was left open to one side because of Barcelona’s temperate climate. This plan involved a series of look out points and platforms that lead up to the aqueduct and you’re able to walk on top of it. Above the ruins there is an elevated garden that is half exposed to the elements. Plans and renderings created by Photoshop, Revit and Illustrator

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South Elevation

NOrth Elevation

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Main Level

South Elevation

North Elevation

2nd Level

3rd Level

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Level -1

Roof Plan


Roof Elevation

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Roof Layers

The roof is modeled after the Sagrada Familia school. It is a series of straight lines and when rotated and repeated it created an undulating form. It is comprised of two layers and glass panels were introduced to allow pockets of light to shine on points inside the space.

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Roof Structure

Revit


Clemson, SC

ASTRO THEATRE

Diagrams done by Hanna Stark

We got an opportunity to bring a historic landmark back to life in Clemson. This historic theatre, turned potential brewery, allowed us as students to work with the client, the city codes, and the people who actually would brew the beer. In order to understand this project, you had to understand the process of making beer and the culture around it. Clemson’s water storage is getting to max capacity but we were able to build on this lot because it is a historic landmark. My partner and I tired to maintain the iconic Astro Theatre look on the inside and out. We chose to keep elements like the existing building entries, the retro sign, curved entry walls and the existing CMU wall. We wanted to keep this piece of history and damage it as little as possible. The current bid for the project is at about 3 million dollars and my fellow students and I can’t wait to see if any of our designs will be used in the building of the Clemson Brewery. Floor Plan and Point of View created in Revit. Sketched point of view created on Adobes’ Illustartor for Ipad.

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Adobe Illustrator for Ipad

SMOKEHOUSE

LOADING RAMP KITCHEN

MILL ROOM RESTURANT

COOLER

BREWERY/ TAP ROOM

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WOMENS

MEN

HOSTESS

BAR SEMI COVERED

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Main Level Floor

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PATIO


Clemson, SC

steel frames

Steel frames can be boring and cookie cutter. The building forms they create are generic and easily recognizable. But by making three simple changes, combining, repeating and scaling you can create new faceted steel frames that, combined, create organic forms. I wanted the roof to reflect the faceted forms within the plans. It started with plates and pieces but I then pushed this idea and it became one big faceted roof form. This is a large multi-purpose building, requiring certain spaces to be open but closed for things like boat storage. Also covered spaces were required that relate directly to the water and the outside. lounges, classrooms and kitchens were also required in this multi use building. This steel form framing system took advantage of the sites south facing location and waterfront property. The framing form and pattern was a direct response to site direction, path and pedestrian flow. This created a grid that I was then able to begin changing my steel frame forms and shaping the building itself.

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Adobe Illustrator for Ipad

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TAYLOR STEVENSON

OW FACILITY

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Maintenance Storage

Rental Desk

Storage Bike Rental

Lounge

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Mens RR

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Womens RR Bike Rental

Retaining Wall

Mainframes

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Site Grid and Framing Responce

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Revit

Main Level Floor

OFFICE 811 SF

CLASSROOM KITCHEN 1122 SF 844 SF

CLASSROOM 902 SF

LOUNGE VIEW TO STORAGE BELOW DN

2126 SF

COVERED AREA

Second Level Floor

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UPDATED SITE PLAN 1/32" = 1'-0"

Upper level roof line

Lower level roof Roof Line

Upper level roof line

Main frames continue to second story Lower level roof

Upper level main frames

Purlins Roof Line

Lower Main Frames

Lower level exposed mainframes

LEVEL 1 FRAMING PLAN

LEVEL 2 FRAMING

Main frames continue to second story

Upper level main frames

1/32" = 1'-0"

1/32" = 1'-0" Purlins

Lower Main Frames

Lower level exposed mainframes

Level LEVEL One 1Framing Plan FRAMING PLAN

Level Two Framing LEVEL 2 FRAMING

Plan

1/32" = 1'-0"

1/32" = 1'-0" Upper level roof line

Structural mainframe continues to second level

Upper level roof line

Roof Support Beams Roof Support Beams

Structural mainframe continues Lower Level Roof to second level

Exposed lower level mainframe

Level One Roof Plan LEVEL 1 ROOF PLAN 1/32" = 1'-0"

Roof Support Beams

Lower Level Roof

Level Two Roof Plan

Roof Support Beams

LEVEL 2 ROOF PLAN 1/32" = 1'-0"

Exposed lower level mainframe

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LEVEL 1 ROOF PLAN

LEVEL 2 ROOF PLAN


detroit, mi

adaptive erosion

The main function of this building is to be a research center for the Great Lakes Commissions Office. In this adaptive reuse project of the old Naval Armory the general public can learn more about pollution, sustainability, and the ways to keep the Great Lakes, and their community clean. The city of Detroit is also focusing a-lot more of their energy into their arts community in order to revamp the community and beautify the city. There are spaces located throughout the building that would allow artists to put their creations up for display, along with a designated art gallery and sculpture garden in an attempt to pull the two worlds together. The buildings interior circulation form comes from the influence of erosion and water with a severe faceted design. This then forms a relationship with the exterior facets and circulation points. As an adaptive reuse project we chose to keep the existing floor plates and use this faceted design idea to create and add on new floor plate. The building is meant to primarily focus on the water but pulls in the artistic way of how to portray it to the community in a modern and intriguing way. As you move throughout the building, you get a feel of flow, of the way water would cutting and carve this interior.

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Research Diagram

From our beginning research we learned Detroit is very separated in many ways. Our intent with this building was to create a place that encourages gathering, interaction and breaks barriers. We chose to let our building be influenced by Detroits major industrial past and its art culture. This graphic above combines some of the major industrial spots in Detroit with some of the art from the Heidelberg project and murals from around the city. From this we would gather ideas about material and how to combine these two ideas into our building.

These diagrams depict our form based off the concept of erosion and water flow on the form of the building along with circulation throughout the building

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Cafe/Lounge Roof Line

Roof Line

Water Conservation Classrooms and Lab Areas

Scuplture Garden DN UP

Confrence/ Educational

CYBER CAFE

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Roof Opening

A1.17

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Library

Section Detail

A1.17

Large Auditorium

Basement Level Floor

Art Gallery Small Auditorium

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Reception Area Entry

Offices/ Staff Area

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Staff Lounge Confrence Room

Original Floor Plate

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Main Level Floor

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Second Level Floor

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F RE .

Original Floor Plate

Event Space

Private Offices Elevator

Kitchen Roof Line

Bathrooms

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A1.17

A1.17

Fourth Level Floor

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24 Third Level Floor

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Section Perspective


THE ARTS

Painting

Sculpture Metal work

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Still Life Drawings

Art allowed me to work with so many different materials. I learned how to weld, bronze cast and alter materials in ways I never knew I could. I was able to push things to extremes and learn from those extremes. My art forms range from painting in acrylics and watercolor, still life drawing using graphite and charcoal. Photography also has played a big role to play in capturing my art, perspective and 3D forms. I got the opportunity to learn and develop by hand film. It gave me a whole new appreciation to an image and making sure to capture a good image. I even trained my eyes to see the range of white greys and blacks. I used my photography skills to do events, portraits and capture images from my travels.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Portrait

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Event


Travel I am from Lexington , SC. Growing up, I never got the opportunity to travel and experience new places. Coming to college and meeting such a diverse group of people was eye opening because everyone from small towns is very similar. Then I got the chance, through Clemson, to spend a semester abroad. I spent over 4 months in Spain learning about art, architecture and urban context. What I was most intrigued by as I traveled was each cities culture. I had never been exposed to so many new ideas, languages and views. I was also able to see the relationship between culture and architecture. There were many first for me in those four months. I had never lived in a city or even rode public transportation. Many of these new things were scary and intimidating but it pushed me past my comfort zone and made me comfortable exploring new ideas and views

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AMSTERDAM

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ZURICH

TOLEDO

PRAGUE


Taylor Salley Stevenson tssteve@clemson.edu (803) 760-8838

EDUCATION Lexington High School

2463 Augusta Highway Lexington, South Carolina 29072 Graduated: May 31, 2014

Clemson University

101 Calhoun Drive Clemson, SC 29634 August 2015 to May 2019 BA Architecture Art Minor Honors Graduate Deans List Semester Abroad: Barcelona, Spain AIAS Member Miracle Maker- Miracle Network Hospitals Central Spirt Member Italian Club Member

WORK EXPERINCE Chapman Design Group Inc. Intern Architect and Revit Specialist 3215 SC-24 Anderson, SC 29626 August 2018- April 2019

J. Timothy Hance Architects Intern Architect 1314 Lincoln Street #212 Columbia, SC 29201 June 2018 - July 2018

Saluda River Club

Intern Architect and Homebuilder 102 Glade Spring Drive Lexington, SC 29072 May 2018-June 2018

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SKILLS

- Photoshop - Indesign - Illustrator - Revit - Autocad - Rhino - Sketchup - Photography -

Bronze Casting

- Welding - Woodworking - Sculpting

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- Painting

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