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Timothy Fuerst Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio Auburn University 2011-2016 The works in this portfolio were completed over five years at the Auburn University College of Architecture while I participated in the Architecture/Interior Architecture Dual Degree Program.


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CONTENTS

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BIRMINGHAM FOOD HUB

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COWORKING CENTER

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CITY MILLS

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BIBB CITY LIBRARY

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ASSISTED LIVING CENTER

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MACHINE FORGERY

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BEST

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THESIS

INTERIORS

ARCHITECTURE

OTHER WORKS

SUMMER 2015

SPRING 2015 FALL 2013

SPRING 2013

Honorable Mention AL Concrete Comp

2nd Place AL Wood Comp

FALL 2014

FALL 2011 FALL 2011


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BIRMINGHAM FOOD HUB SUMMER 2015

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Interior Architecture Thesis Birmingham, Alabama 60,000 ft2


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Distribution of program diagram and new construction diagram

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Site plan

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BIRMINGHAM FOOD HUB

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Cooking: Restaurants

Selling: Grocery

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Sorting: Food Storage

Growing: Green House

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The final thesis projects for the Interior Architecture Dual Degree was the design of a Food Hub for REV Birmingham, an economic development organization that strives to bring local food into the community. This goal of this project was to design a modern facility that clearly exhibited the processes of the Food Hub to the community to demonstrate its impact on community development.

To show this process, the Food Hub was schematically laid out with each step in order along a central pathway. Food could be followed from garden to table along this axis. Windows between the pathway and the functional spaces provide visual connection across multiple kinds of space and reinforce the movement of food.


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Floor plan of market


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The grocery portion of the plan was investigated in detail. Because this was the space that the community would most directly interact with, it needed to be most visible, so was placed in a glass addition that slices through the existing building. A cut in the first floor runs along the addition to allow for visual connection to an outdoor market and courtyard at the rear of the new grocery building.

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Entrance lobby

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Outdoor market

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Path to restaurants and kitchen windows

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Path to gardens and food storage


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COWORKING CENTER SPRING 2015

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Interior Architecture Studio Birmingham, Alabama 11,000 ft2


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Perspective of event lobby

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Material and furniture selection

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Floor plans


COWORKING CENTER

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For the second Interior Studio, our project was intended to be a more detailed exploration of the design of a single space. This project used the program of a Coworking Center and was located in an existing building in Birmingham that was currently under renovation. The main space of our focus was a double height lobby with a mezzanine on three sides. The exterior was historically protected, making this an exclusively interior project.

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Event lobby

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Main desk

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Casual work space

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Resource classroom

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Feature conference room

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Hotdesk alley


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Perspective of cafe

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Perspective of hotdesk alley


COWORKING CENTER

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The program of a Coworking Center includes a variety of work and meeting settings as well as resource areas. I divided the program into three categories: casual work and gathering, learning, and focused private work. Each category has a diagrammatic color and is located in a different area. These distinct spaces circulate around a large central element, a feature gathering staircase and tower that holds a conference room.

Materials were used to define the different zones of work. Each of the three spaces had a different accent color in the uniform material palate of wood and concrete. The central tower was clad in a custom perforated skin that, through the use of parallax, revealed the three colors behind when viewed from the correct angle. This strategy carried over into furniture selection, where different colors and types of fixtures were used in each area.


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CITY MILLS FALL 2013

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Honorable Mention, Alabama Concrete Competition 2013 Columbus, Georgia 22,000 ft2


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Boat Launch

Major Gathering

Existing Undeveloped Mill

New Parking

Minor Gathering

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Final model of Hostel and Rec Center

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Site plan of renovated mill building, highlighting gathering spaces

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Program stacking diagram

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CITY MILLS

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This semester was the first Interior Architecture Studio of the dual degree program, so the main studio project was our introduction to interior focused design. Our project was to take an existing building, an abandoned mill in Columbus Georgia, and convert it to a hostel and rec center. Focus was also placed on the development of exterior and interior gathering spaces around the actively developing site.

The program included a small bakery; a rec center with a rental shop, store, classroom, and apartment for the owner; and a hostel that includes a variety of public spaces, bunk rooms, private rooms, and an apartment. My proposal for the redevelopment of the mill was to build a small addition to the north side that followed the scale and language of the existing building.


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Floor plans with highlighted service bar

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CITY MILLS

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At the center of the building, I placed a double height lobby, which serves all programs and acts as the core of the building. The programs are then placed around this core lobby, with the private spaces placed on the upper floors. The building is divided into three parallel bars of types of spaces: occupancy on the west, movement at the center, and a service bar on the east, where all vertical circulation, service, and support is located.

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Main lobby

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Rec center store and rental center

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Rec center classroom

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Bunk rooms

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Private rooms


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BIBB CITY LIBRARY SPRING 2013

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2nd Place, Alabama Wood Comp 2013 Bibb City, Columbus, Georgia 16,000 ft2


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New Houses

Existing Houses

Entrance to Neighborhood 2

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Perspective in main reading room

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Site plan showing library and neighborhood context with major and minor site axes and housing redevelopment plan diagrammed

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Exterior perspective from south east corner


BIBB CITY LIBRARY

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The main project during second year was the design of a new public library located in Bibb City, Georgia. This project was a competition among the studio sponsored by the Alabama Forestry Association. The program of the library included public stacks, reading rooms, and a meeting space with support spaces. The library is situated in the middle of a former mill neighborhood that is in the process of being redeveloped.

My design for this library began with an exploration of the forms and materials of the context neighborhood around the library. An early design proposal followed the language of a series of gabled roof houses, creating a library of unreasonable size. The idea was simplified by abstracting the gabled forms and rearranging them into one solid monumental mass oriented on the axis between the road and river.


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First and Second floor plans, highlighting public gathering and event spaces


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The exterior form allowed for the program of the library to be divided into two multi story public reading room masses, connected by a single story mass of stacks and service. The entrance is on the west side next to the meeting space which can be closed off from the rest of the library. The main reading room on the east side has an extra high vaulted ceiling.

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Meeting room and lounge

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Main desk

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Stacks

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Reading room

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Computer desk and printing room

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Outdoor reading deck


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Axon showing program stacking, structure, glazing, and exterior wood wrapper

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Final library model

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The exterior of the library is clad in metal panels and a wood “wrapper� system to emphasize the massing. These wood sections are formed of wood slats turned upward running in the dominant direction of the mass, an abstracted take on traditional cladding that gives the library a unique character in the neighborhood.

On the east mass, these wood systems also act as large window walls. Strips of glass fill in between the wooden slats letting large amounts of indirect light into the reading room. It also allows the masses to have a warm glow at night as interior light passes through the screens. This allows the library to act as a beacon in the community and reinforce its central presence.


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ASSISTED LIVING CENTER FALL 2014

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Comprehensive Design Studio Birmingham, Alabama 150,000 ft2


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Site plan with linear park, bike lanes, and new proposed construction

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Form and plan development diagram

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Standard housing floor and ground floor plans


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The first studio of fourth year was the Comprehensive Design Studio, which incorporated studies in structure, mechanical systems, and code. The program of a mixed use assisted living center was located in downtown Birmingham along a new linear park that the class developed. The park system connects two major roads and anchors a new proposed neighborhood. The linear park defined the basic shape of the project.

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Retail

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Housing lobby

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Independent living wing

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Assisted living wing

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Housing gathering spaces

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Private outdoor courtyard


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The program was to include both independent and assisted living apartments, gathering and recreation spaces, support and office space, and ground floor retail. The assisted and independent living areas were separated, meeting at a series of public spaces that serve both groups. The majority of the public spaces for the housing was located on the second floor, above the retail and office ground floor.

Circulation and mechanical systems were also divided on each floor. Each of the two legs as well as the retail section has an individual fan room tower that is connected to the main mechanical basement. Each side also has an elevator and main staircase. The structure is poured in place concrete columns and slabs.


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2D wall section cutting through independent living bedroom

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3D wall section cutting through independent living bedroom and park

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The project also required the development of a detailed wall section that accurately showed structure and mechanical systems. The 2D and 3D sections are cut through the independent living wing of the building, through a brick wall, just in front of the glass slice protruding from the independent living apartments.

These glass sitting rooms look out to the linear park and the active street beyond to provide connection between the residents and the city. The assisted living rooms are more private but have more accessible public spaces, including large double height spaces on the front corner that connect pairs of floors.


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MACHINE FORGERY FALL 2011

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Foundation Studio Forgery of “Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper” by Arthur Ganson In collaboration with Shelby Craig and Tucker Simmons


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Detail of final forgery of “Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper”

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Sketchup model of “Machine” forgery

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Diagram showing how rotation of a pair of ring units translates to vertical motion

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Exploratory sketches of mechanisms


MACHINE FORGERY

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The first major project of the Foundation Studio was to study and forge an assigned art piece by Arthur Ganson, a metal work artist who creates complicated Machines that do simple tasks. My three person group was assigned the “Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper.� We were given only a short video of the Machine in motion to study and replicate.

This led us on a journey of intense problem solving and trial and error. The process began by creating a detailed Sketchup model of the machine so we could analyze it in greater depth than the video showed and fully understand the driving mechanics. Then we had to determine how to forge a functional replica of the machine, leading us to learning how to weld and machine metal parts.

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Detail of welding on the final fabrication of the rotation mechanism

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Base of final “Machine” forgery, scaled down to three bars with 13 Birds

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Final “Machine” forgery

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After five weeks of work, our group was able to visually forge a scaled down version of this work of art. However, it was not functional due to the high level of precision required and our inexperience with metal work.

We later realized that the point of the project was not the forgery itself, but learning how to analyze a problem and do whatever is necessary to find a solution.


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Foundation Studio Kinetic art installation In collaboration with Foundation Unit Class


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Final BEST installation

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Straw study model of Strandbeest leg

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Half scale PVC prototype of Strandbeest

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Sketchup model of design for bases

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Developent sketches of butterfly bases


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The final group project of the first semester was to design and build an installation for the BEST Robotics Competition, a high school robotics event that is held at Auburn University. The theme of the competition that year was genetically modified bugs. Our projects through the semester were specifically chosen to lead to this project, so our new knowledge of kinetic machines was put to good use.

As a class, we began by studying precedents of kinetic sculptures including Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. A group I worked with built multiple iterations of the Strandbeest design at different scales, from a straw model to a half size PVC mock up, in order to perfect the proportions of the moving members. Another group fabricated two full sized Strandbeests for the final installation.


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Photo of final event set up, including all eight butterfly bases and two Strandbeests


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For the final design, I worked with a group to design and build a series of large flapping butterflies based on the design of the “Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper.� I began by designing the structural base and machinery in Sketchup. The mechanics of the original Machine were simplified and scaled into something we could easily build and operate.

I then led a group that constructed the eight bases out of wood and PVC pipe and then installed them at the event overnight. We then operated the butterflies throughout the day of the event and removed them again that night.


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RESUME 50

Current to January 2016


RESUME

Timothy Fuerst

timothyfuerst@gmail.com

timothyfuerst.net

Education

Auburn University; Auburn AL Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, May 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture, May 2016 Deans List, Honors College Overall GPA: 3.95/4.0; Architecture Studio GPA: 4.0/4.0

Experiences

Fuqua and Partners Architects; Huntsville AL Summer Architectural Intern; May 2013 – August 2013; May 2014 – August 2014

Collaborated with principles and project leads on design development and construction documents, assisted in creation of models and visuals for project presentations, led creation of Sketchup models of in-progress projects for further development.

Super 78 Studio; Los Angeles CA Freelance Concept Designer; September 2015 – present

Worked in partnership with Super 78, a media production and themed entertainment studio to design preliminary master plans for entertainment and museum projects, analyzed client requests to formulate sample programs, provided architectural reference to conceptual planning projects.

AIAS South Quad Fall 2013; Auburn AL Treasurer and Planning Committee Member; January 2013 – October 2013

Created initial budget for conference, supervised spending and budget during planning, co-managed financial account and was responsible for $20,000+ in sponsorships and expenses.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Student Licensing Advisor for Auburn AIAS Chapter; August 2015 – July 2016

Attended NCARB training that covered registration and education techniques, assisted students with NCARB registration and recording hours, coordinated with Auburn and State Advisors for NCARB events.

Auburn College of Architecture, Design, and Construction; Auburn AL Teaching Assistant and Digital Workshop Instructor; September 2015 - May 2016

Led both in-class and optional digital workshops covering website creation with Wordpress, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, assisted professor during classes, and assisted students with digital works.

Awards

First Place, Auburn University ePortfolio Project 2015; May 2015

Second Place, Marvin Windows Portfolio Competition 2015; January 2015

Second Place, Alabama Wood Comp 2013; May 2013

Honorable Mention, Alabama Concrete Comp 2013; December 2013

National Merit Finalist; May 2011

Eagle Scout; July 2011

Skills

Very strong in SketchUp, AutoCAD, InDesign Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Kerkythea, Lumion, Microsoft Office Basic in Revit, Adobe After Effects, Wordpress Website Creation Physical model construction, Technical Drafting, Soldering, Wood Shop

Timothy Fuerst Architecture Portfolio  

Architecture Portfolio for Timothy Fuerst. The works in this portfolio were completed over five years at the Auburn University College of Ar...

Timothy Fuerst Architecture Portfolio  

Architecture Portfolio for Timothy Fuerst. The works in this portfolio were completed over five years at the Auburn University College of Ar...

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