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table of contents 1 sufi monestary 2 kensington library 3 c street urban plan 4 barrio logan urban strategies 5 copenhagen, denmark 6 nine unit development 7 selected thesis work 8 mixed use development : idea district | gensler

timothy.spencer.mccarthy


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sufi hindu monastaryla jolla, california spring 2010

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sufi hindu monastary early design models and drawings 1 axonometric section drawings (ink on mylar) 2 sketch models descriptive of three conditions


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sufi hindu monastary final models 1 view from above the entrance corridor 2 overlapping plans of the living quarters and library, with library having views of the sacred garden 3 view of the compound from the south, with living quarters in the foreground, and worship hall in the background 4 1/16 scale model of wing containing the woship space, hall of ablutions, and library 5 aerial view


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kensington librarysan diego, california fall 2010

located in an afluent neighborhood in san diego, california, the neighborhood of kensington, has a small town atmosphere largely supported by its neighborhood park, and small library. this project attempted to connect the library with local business that need auxilary space. the addition of indoor / outdoor ‘frames’ act as yoga space during the morning, spill over community space in the evening, and public art / performance space on the weekend. the high density of children that activate the library became an important design consideration- ultimately manifesting itself as the central interior focal point within the walls of the library. 1 long section of proposed kensington library


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kensington public library final rendering and model 1 existing library 2 proposed library (plus) 3 plan of proposed library 4 model showing auxillary space 5 indoor | outdoor library space


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the product is an environment that caters to the ‘gritty’ urban dwellerone that likes art, likes food & drink, and loves the vibrant, sometimes eccelctic nature of a city.

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1 30 degree clockwise rotation of canopy shape to create fragmented pattern 2 analysis of current condition and proposed solution 3 creation of canopy shape 4 resulting pattern 5 connection detail of canopy to building facades

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c street revitilizaton san diego, california winter 2011

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c street revitilization the revitilization of the c street corridor. the ‘light block’ emerges as the entertainment/arts area of the street; with graffiti ‘free walls’ an adaptive reuse of the exisiting Ross Building into a graffiti arts gallery, and a statement boasting lighting canopy that encapsulates the block.

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c street revitilization plans & final model 1 massing strategy through volumes 2 ground level floor plan 3 second level floor plan 4 final models 5 marketing ‘light block’ diagram 35’

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filling the urban.void san diego, california spring 2011

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the urban arena has the ability to create, and destroy. in the case of petco park in the late nineties, the stadium (and more importantly) it’s parking requirements replaced 13 san diego city blocks. not only did the stadium take the place of numerous businesses and landmarks, but is also created a spacial barrier between the east village, and neighboring barrio logan- furthermore isolating the already culturally segregated barrio. the open parking field, currently eight city blocks sits vacant for roughly 85% of the year creating a wasteland of asphalt, and cement. the aim of this study was to re-establish the former connections of urban density, and set a framework for its future densification and connections. the project was initially approached from a historical prospective (1) studying the area’s evolution as prospective development and infrastructure dissolved the form and pattern of the neighborhood. the overriding design scheme arose from the need to establish a connection of the two downtown neighborhoods. a smart phasing strategy (2), and resulting moire pattern was used as a method of controling density, and diversity in the proposals application.


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GR.4:400-700 SF

GR.3:700-1000 SF

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BARRIO LOGAN BLOCK: 100’,400’, 50°

EAST VILLAGE BLOCK: 200’x300’, 0°

filling the urban.void pattern analysis and implementation 1 moire pattern formation 2 analysis of pattern 3 view from the barrio 4 view down park blvd 5 grading of scales

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site abstraction[s] connection detail into exisiting concrete dock truss structural system derived from site abstraction diagramming exploded axonometric drawing kayak center showing structure, skin, and kayak wall

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my summer in denmark was spent studying at the danish institute for study abroad, and the royal danish academy in copenhagen. during my time there I took an architectural intensive tour of sweden, finland, denmark, and norway learning techniques of scandanavian materiality, building practices, and overall aesthetic. I learned a great deal working under the direct supervision of danish architectects, and visiting leading cutting edge firms such as big, and jds. the summer design studio culminated in the manifestation of a kayak rental center to be used in the christianshavn harbor in copenhagen.


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nine unit development san diego, california fall 2011 this project saw the design, and development of a nine-unit residential housing project in san diego, ca. it soundly justifies the idea of “architect as developer�; can one create meaningful & significant architecture taht is financially viable, and profitable for the developer? yes. the project had a unit mix of nine living containers ranging from 550 square feet, to 1500. total development cost was $2.6 million, and achieved a 45% loan to value, and 22% gross profit theshold. 1 3d axon floor plans showing unit mix 2 west elevation rendering 3 axonometric section analysis 2

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nine unit development final renderings 1 large uni kitchen | living area 2 tri level living area 3 view looking down polk from park 4 looking south down park 5 looking east down polk ave


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my thesis work at the newschool of architecture & design was deeply rooted in the emergence of co-working spaces, and social living. the idea that social networks, and the future urban ecology are a species that thrive in environments that cater to their creative, and social needs- this project aims to create a place that houses both. 1 prospective analysis of san diego’s working environments 2 analysis of the current building at 1747 Hancock St.

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selected thesis work analysis & renderings 1 memetic evolution process diagram 2 renderings of the ‘innovare project’ 3 sample floor plan


mixed use development : idea district | gensler san diego, ca summer 2012 after helping to create the plan, and vision of the first “catalytic� project of the IDEA district, I was hired by Gensler to come up with the initial schematic design of the program, and core/shell. using the concepts of what the neighborhood was conceived upon, I used cutting edge technology, and progressive design techniques to create a new, exciting sense of place.

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