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THOMASWLANE BFA, M.Arch

email: thomaswlane@gmail.com web: www.thomaswlane.com cell: 781.985.4178


Curriculum Vitae

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Evanston Psychology Institute

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Collective Voice

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Entrada Field Station

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Henry Street House

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Research

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Programming + Schematic Design

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Drawing

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Physical Models

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EDUCATION 2010 spring

Master of Architecture: Advanced Standing University of Utah: College of Architecture + Planning, Salt Lake City, UT * Faculty Award for Design Excellence (highest design honor) * Graduate Convocation Speaker

2007 spring

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Architectural Studies: Magna Cum Laude University of Massachusetts Amherst: Amherst, MA Academic Minors: Art History & Building Materials Technology * Honors Commonwealth College Scholar

Professional experience 2008 summer

Project Designer, VCBO Architecture: Salt Lake City, UT Generated construction documents in English/standard and Spanish/metric for international projects, Developed 3D models and schematic proposal with Goody Clancy of Boston for business school design competition, Worked with British and Italian automakers on distribution and showroom complex

2006 summer

Intern Architect, TRO Jung|Brannen: Boston, MA Analyzed circulation and programmatic zoning of built health care facilities in 3D model, Assembled presentation materials of prototype designs for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Composed documentation book for built projects

2003 spring

Intern Architect, Lugoscharchitect: Amherst, MA Developed prototype design for affordable multifamily housing, Measured and recorded as-built data on construction sites

TEACHING experience 2010 spring

Studio Mentor, University of Utah, College of Architecture + Planning Provided design critique, Software assistance for undergraduate students

2009 fall

Teaching Assistant, University of Utah, College of Architecture + Planning Graduate seminar: Scheduled and provided support for guest lectures with global leaders in digital fabrication and integrated architectural practice

2008 fall

Teaching Assistant, University of Utah, College of Architecture + Planning undergraduate studio: Offered design critique at desk and in presentation as part of jury

Design Tools Fabrication: Model making/Woodworking tools, Laser Cutter, MIG welder Drawing Implements: Charcoal, Watercolor, Ink Google: SketchUp Autodesk: AutoCAD, Revit ADOBE: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Apple: Pages, Keynote, iMovie, iWeb

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Research 2009 spring2010 winter

Research Assistant, University of Utah, Integrated Technology In Architecture Center: U.S. Department of Energy, ConSol Quantifying Performance of Structural Insulated Panels: Assisted in fabrication, design and installation of thermal sensor system, Coordinated BIM and Energy Modeling, Documented construction of 13 unit affordable housing project

2010 spring

Applied Research Final Studio: University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning Determined program/site. Designed with comprehensive consideration of place and experience. Independently researched cinematic design concept “lived space” as presented by Juhani Pallasmaa. Collaborated with architectural historian. Produced research paper and presentation with project.

awards & Grants 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2007 2006 others

Faculty Award for Design Excellence: 1st place Highest design honor given by School of Architecture Boston Society of Architects, Research Grant: Research Assistant, PI: Ryan E. Smith & Joerg Ruegemer AIA Upjohn Applied Research Grant: Research Assistant, PI: Ryan E. Smith & Joerg Ruegemer The Urban Gallery Project: New Orleans, LA: winning design In team, Designed and fabricated portable installation for New Orleans National Endowment for the Arts Grant: Participating Designer, PI: Lisa Henry Benham Utah Real Estate Challenge: finalist team leader Statewide competition, Designed 720 unit mixed use development with proforma Attainable Housing Competition: Amherst, MA: 1st place Honors Dean’s Award, 1941 Humanitarian Award, Massachusetts State Senate Official Citation, Art Series Scholarship, Chancellor’s Talent Award, Art All-State

Volunteer 2010 winter 2003 -05 International travel Languages

Construction Team, Sundance Film Festival: Park City, UT Constructed interior of new media art installation venue with design team Volunteer: Buenos Aires, Argentina Organized humanitarian and community efforts, Studied Spanish language UK: (2009) Germany, Switzerland: (2008) Argentina: (2003-05) Fluent in Spanish: worked/studied in Argentina for 2 years

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EVANSTON INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY

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APPLIED RESEARCH DESIGN STUDIO.SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE.UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.THOMAS LANE

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Our experience is inside a zone of “lived space”where “memory and dream, fear and desire value and meaning, fuse with the actual perception”

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APPLIED RESEARCH DESIGN STUDIO.SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE.UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.THOMAS LANE

Our experience is inside a zone of “lived space”where “memory and dream, fear and desire value and meaning, fuse with the actual perception”

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(Pallasmaa, The Architecture of Image 18).

EVANSTON, WYOMING

roundhouse, Evanston WY

City, UT

...cinema constructs spaces in the mind, creates mind-spaces, thus reflecting the inherent ephemeral architecture of the human mind, thought and emotion (17).

(Pallasmaa, The Architecture of Image 18).

WYOMING STATE HOSPITAL

SPLICE

Andrei Tarkovsky, Solaris (1972)

“splice” concept diagram I consider this zone a “splice” which links quantitative reality with our own projection of memory and myth.

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The seminal idea that I investigated through the project is presented by Juhani Pallasmaa as “lived space” or geometrical space overlaid by our own personal perception. My interpretation of the idea is a zone of “splice” which links quantitative reality to our own projection of memory and myth.

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to investigate “lived space”. In its present vacant Using cinema as a point of entry for understanding condition the memory of the place speaks stronhow “lived space” molds our perception of space, ger than does the present. I conducted an independent study at the UniverAndrei Tarkovsky, Solaris (1972) sity of Utah division of film studies and interned To deliberately confront the memory of the place with the new media venue at the Sundance Film I sited the project in an 20’ wide, 300’ long alley Festival in Park City, Utah. The research provided off main street in downtown Evanston. The linear me the conceptual foundation for the project....cinema constructs spaces in the promenade of the site as well as the richly layered mind, creates thusdensely re- texbrick walls mind-spaces, of the alley create a space Evanston, Wyoming is a small western city built, the passing of time. I programmed in the tradition of rail towns, during the construcflectingtured the by inherent ephemeral archi- the as a institute for studying psychology, this tion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Immediately tecture project of the human mind, thought program is locally appropriate to complement the after its founding, Evanston was made the site of and emotion (17). health care and educational facilexisting mental the state mental institution, beginning a history ity in Evanston and calls for a an architecture that of linkage of the place to the study of the human recognizes the reality of imagination. mind. Characterized by boom and bust economics, Evanston today is a shell of the former great railroad hub. The embedded memory of a more prosperous time makes Evanston an ideal site

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* Faculty Award for Design Excellence roundhouse, Evanston WY Pallasmaa, Encounters 129) highest design honor given by school

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“…groups or even nations share certain experiences of 1 evanston psychology existential space that coninstitute stitute their collective identiM.Arch Final Studio Project Spring 2010 Instructor: Anne Mooney, AIA Thomas Carter, PhD ties and sense of together14 weeks, individual project ness.”

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headphones (AUDIO) 3/8” rawhide leather (HAPTIC, OLFACTORY)

1/8” acrylic

49mm +4 filter lens

reality superimposed by image 3/8” maple

Yasujiro Ozu, Tokyo Story, 1

Anh Hung Tra Cyclo, 1995

ipod nano (RETINAL)

Andrei Tarkov Solaris, 1972 Nostalghia, 19

Sergei Eisens Battleship Pot

Dziga Vertov, Man with a M

Juhani Pallas The Architectu Existential Sp

Federico Felin La Dolce Vita 8 1/2, 1963 Amarcord, 19

Tokyo Story

Yasujiro Ozu

Japan

Vietnam

Michaelangelo L’Aventure, 19 The Eclipse, 1 Blow-Up, 196 The Passenge

Cyclo

Anh Hung Tran

Wim Wenders Wings of Des

Walter Benjam Manifesto for Cinematic Arc

“Lived space” viewer

3/8” maple, 1/8” acrylic, 3/8” rawhide leather, 1/8” threaded Solaris Nostalghia rod, 49mm + 4 lens, ipod nano Battleship Potemkin

SPACE

Andrei Tarkovsky Sergei Eisenstein

Man with a Movie Camera

Dziga Vertov

Russia

The Architecture of Image

Juhani Pallasmaa

Finland

Michelangelo Antonioni Walter Benjamin Fritz Lang

Italy Germany Switzerland

Robert Wiene

France England

Le Corbusier Robert Mallet Stevens Marcel Duchamp

Jacques Tati Alfred Hitchcock

Amarcord

The Passenger

Wim Wenders Metropolis The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Villa Savoy Carpenter Center L’Inhumaine Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 Playtime Mon Oncle Rope

Carol Reed

Peter Greenaway Ridley Scott

Pascal Schoning

Bernard Tschumi

Rear Window Vertigo the Third Man

Edward Hopper

Belly of an Architect The Draughtsman’s Contract Blade Runner

The Shining

Robert Wiene The Cabinet o

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoy, F Carpenter Ce

Robert Mallet L’Inhumaine,

Marcel Ducha Nude Descen

Jacques Tati, Mon Oncle, 1 Playtime, 196

Alfred Hitchco Rope, 1948 Rear Window Vertigo, 1958 Psycho, 1962

Carol Reed, E The Third Ma

Peter Greenw Belly of an Arc The Draughts

Ridley Scott, E Blade Runner

Eyes Wide Shut

Pascal Shonin Manifesto for Cinematic Arc

Giuliana Brun Street Walkin Public Intimac Brazil

Terry Gilliam

Bernard Tschu The Manhatta

Modern Times

The Tramp

Charlie Chaplin

Manifesto for a Cinematic Architecture Cinematic Architecture

Street Walking on a Ruined Map Public Intimacy Manhattan Transcripts

Giuliana Bruno

Citizen Kane

Orson Wells

Wings of Desire

Psycho

Stanley Kubrick House by the Railroad

New York

Los Angeles

The viewing device is an instrument for the experiencing of “lived space”. The device acts as a set of sensorial cues and mental projections, which the user can engage with peripherally or directly. The more intense and direct ambient input (light, sound) the more illusive the “inner” input from the device becomes. The device served as a conceptual foundation for the architecture. La Dolce Vita 8 1/2 L’Aventura Blow-Up

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Wyoming Territorial Legislature appropriated $30,000 for the erection of a State Mental Hospital. The “Insane Asylum” was completed in 1887.

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SITE MODEL

1/16” = 1’, solid walnut and basswood, 1/8” threaded rod, 1/2” acrylic, fine steel screen

The site model is an accurate scale massing of an existing city block in Evanston, Wyoming. The wood blocks, representing indivdual buildings on Main Street, are strung together on a single threaded rod. The proposed architectural intervention locks together with the site, splicing itself within the city block, and extruding down the perpendicular allies. By siting the project as an appropriation of the alley I intended to reveal the existing authentic nature of the location.

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1/16” = 1’, solid basswood, 1/2” acrylic, steel screen, final massing model detail

1/8” = 1’, 5/8” birch plywood, 1/16” matboard, 1/16” acrylic, process model

1/16” = 1’, solid walnut and basswood, 1/8” threaded rod, 1/2” acrylic, styrofoam, 16mm film, process models

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installatioN

plans, section and model 1/4” = 1’, complete size: 4’6”x7’6”, 5/8” birch plywood, basswood, 1/16” sandblasted acrylic, 3/8” threaded rod, laser cut luan plywood, aluminum screen

The installation combines plan and section drawing with three dimensional section model and interior views. The piece is designed to hang against a glass wall to allow light to diffuse through the translucent planes and existing punched openings. The section lines intersecting plan and section, spelt in conceptually relevant quotes, align with the rendered views below.

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Renderings The rendered views were printed on back light film to allow changing sunlight conditions to illuminate the images from behind. The material and striplike presentation is intended to recall the cinematic conceptual basis for the project.

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Collective voice

M.Arch Elective Studio Project New Orleans, LA fall 2008 Instructor: Lisa Henry Benham 20 weeks, 4 member team project * Winning Design: The Urban Gallery Project funded by N.E.A grant PI Lisa Henry Benham

Native to New Orleans, the instructor brought our studio to her hometown. Our design team was inspired to articulate a culture of celebration and appropriation in New Orleans by creating an open framework for interpretation by the people of the Broadmoor neighborhood. The project evolved to be a series of reclaimed wood and steel tripods that suspend a line and support benches. The line can be used as a gallery wall for various mediums of expression.

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step 2 assemble two pieces

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step 6 proceed to string rope out through the landscape while passing it through the stands

step 3.2 position 2

step 2 make sure apparatus is secured snugly to the tree and tie rope off on one set of rings

step 3.3 position 3

step 1 lace rope around tree and through eyelets on the side of the apparatus

step 3.1 position 1

step 5 check again to make sure apparatus is secure and check that the rope won’t slip out

step 1 arrival and unpacking

set up option a with bench attachment

step 4 pass rope back through one of the rings and pull it tight

set up and use instruction manual

An important design constraint on the project was that once our team had turned the project over to the Broadmoor Neighborhood, the community was to assemble, rearrange and store the installation. This manual illustrates the kit-of-parts style assembly and position options of the components. The manual was given to the community with the project.

step 3 feed second rope through the center pair of rings

Assembly manual

set up option b single seat attachment

set up option c in series with rope attached


Working connections Because we wanted to maximize flexibility for the use of the Broadmoor residents, we designed each stand in the installation to receive and lock in a cord or rope, receive a bench, and adjust to three different heights. The moving parts meant that we needed to construct durable and precise connections. For those reasons we chose steel. I was chiefly responsible for all advanced design and machining of the steel flat bar and pipe. The steel to steel connection was achieved by MIG welding which I learned on the project.

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New Orleans installation In May 2009 the project was installed in the Broadmoor neighborhood in New Orleans, LA. Children and adults in the neighborhood painted T-shirts and pillowcases to hang in their gallery. The median strip was activated to become a community space, appropriated as a linear park. Once clipped to the line the hanging art defined flexible screened spaces.

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entrada ranch field station

M.Arch Studio Project Fall 2007 Moab, Utah Instructor: William C. Miller, FAIA 8 weeks, individual project The Entrada Ranch Field Station is a research facility for scientists and artists. The site is in a remote valley on the Dolores River near the Utah, Colorado Border. I considered the facility a foreign research vessel, similar to a marine craft in the ocean. The resulting design is a functionally linear plan, taking advantage of solar orientation and canyon winds. The experience offered by the building is always about the landscape.

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design to multifamily housing. x the land cost would divide in half, ome much less expensive. solar considerations prevent g Slide house to be mirrored over a After little deliberation, to maintain d quality of design, the plan was a duplex by linking two identical lans with a storage unit. The nk between the units would later be n embraced by the Amherst zoning als. In the final days of the spring bmitted the linked Slide house y peers, my professor and a jury of in the building industry in a final Soon after, I was informed that my lected to build. I enthusiastically eet with4 Lugosch andStreet a localHouse Henry Design Thesis Project Spring 2006 he summerBFA, months refine Slide 4. Bairdto house Amherst, MA planInstructor: Kathleen Lugosch, AIA 14 weeks orginal design, individual project (Pfeiffer 241)

12. Slide house duplex roof plan

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* 1st Place: Attainable Housing Competition Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette and Report on Research 2006

Henry Street House is a passive solar duplex designed to be attainable by working class families. The house is a prototype designed for my BFA design thesis project. The purpose of the project is to question the suburban American trend of inflated home and lot size. I proposed a step toward sustainable density: two minimally linked units of modest size that fit on a typical single-family detached lot. I successfully represented the project through the stringent special permitting process to the Town of Amherst. The permit granted to the project represents a successful step towards policy supporting sustainable density. The project is currently under construction.

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p.241, Pfeiffer, Bruce. Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings, volume 1. New York: Rizzoli, 1992


Process Research for the project began by examining Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian model —a distinctly American model that was modest yet pro27.in Lsize house plan vided generous space for communal activities. Henry Street House’s various design iterations follow a similar notion: ancillary spaces border a open plan living space with a taller ceiling plane and natural light/ventilation. A key modification to Wright’s plan brings the kitchen into the common space. Passive solar considerations, intuitively present in the usonian house are more deliberately engineered here by providing a south sloping roof with an optimal eave depth and glass to mass ratio.

28. L house south elevation

30. L house north elevation

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Research

University of Utah, ConSol U.S. Department of Energy Park City, UT Researchers: Ryan E Smith, Joerg Ruegemer * AIA Upjohn Applied Research Grant BSA Research Grant

The research project was to test and report on energy saving technologies as part of the U.S. Department of Energy project, Building America. The case study project was a 13 unit affordable housing project in Park City, Utah. The project uti-

lized structural insulated panels (SIPs), PV panels, evacuated tube solar collectors and geothermal systems. As a Research Assistant, I was responsible for reporting on the thermal performance of the SIPs. I worked closely with the engineering research team and energy consultant to conduct energy modeling software testing with Revit and SketchUp. I assisted a team to design, fabricate and install the thermal couple temperature sensor system. Other responsibilities in the I TAC research center included generating drawings, documenting construction, researching SIPs detailing alternatives, seeking energy research grants and co-writing/proofreading reports.

existing factory chase in SIPs

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sensor located at least 12� from drilled hole, fastened to OSB at exterior and interior of SIPs

drilled hole for sensor wires

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sensor wire folded horizontally to ensure that sensor is not influenced by thermal break caused by drill hole, drill hole to be caulked after sensor is installed

interior (red) and exterior (blue) sensor wires shown in section running through SIPs chase

SIPs DETAIL SECTION with sensor locations

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roof section detail typ. Master Bedroom

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SOFFIT 6' - 9 1/4"

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SOFFIT Away Room

Bath

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DEER UNIT SECTION with sensor locations

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original construction documents completed by Elliot WorkGroup Architecture, Park City, UT Temperature sensor detail added by Thomas Lane

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Schematic design: massing proposal, Business school

Massing option for University of Utah Business School. East/West orientation of three volumes creates two interior courtyard spaces and reduces western exposure. This proposal, of my own inception, was presented as part of a design competition package by VCBO Architecture, Salt Lake City, UT with Goody Clancy, Boston, MA

PUBLIC AMENITIES EXAM / TREATMENT IMAGING SUPPORT CLINICAL SUPPORT ADMINISTRATIVE MEP VERTICAL CIRCULATION

Programming: spatial relationships, health care

3D model and overlaid plan illustrating programmatic relationships and circulation as prototype options for clients, TRO Jung|Brannen, Boston, MA

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Programming + Schematic design

completed in the offices of TRO Jung|Brannen: Boston, MA & VCBO Architecture: SLC, UT

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Saint Benedict chapel, peter zumthor Ink with pencil, sketchbook Sumvitg, Switzerland 2008

mercedes-benz museum, un studio Ink with pencil, sketchbook Stuttgart, Germany 2008

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drawing

University of Utah, M.Arch Program University of Massachusetts Amherst, BFA Program


perspective drawing pencil on vellum conceptual project, 2003

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University ART AND EDUCATION CENTER

1/32” = 1’, clear acrylic, chipboard, balsa wood study models, 2009

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physical models

completed as part of various design projects University of Utah, M.Arch Program University of Massachusetts Amherst, BFA Program

University of Massachusetts amherst bus stop 1/4” = 1’, basswood, final model, completed with teamate, 2003


Volume to section

1/8” = 1’, chipboard, steel wire, process model, 2002

Task desk

1” = 1’, basswood, steel wire, plastic tube, steel hose clamps, process model, 2002

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work samples