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c o nte nt s ka i t o [box-kite]:

a heavy timber parking garage for springfield, oregon

glenwood, oregon the n e w

urbanity:

a commentary on urban growth in a traditional town

bend, oregon

s o u t h [maker]fa ct o r y :

an incubator centre for the tech and medical industries in the south waterfront [thesis]

portland, oregon

h ĂŠ r r i s o n [hedgehog]:

a luminaire for modern art gallery in downtown eugene

eugene, oregon

p av i l i o n [of hearts]:

grasshopper concrete optimisation for advanced tech.

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01 kaito [box-kite]::

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STRUCTURE | KAITO

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a heavy timber parking garage for springfield, oregon

of springfield planning department

glenwood, oregon

in collaboration with the city of springfield, dr johnson timber and the osu wood sciences engineering labs, this project is an exploration into the feasibility of an all timber parking structure for the new glenwood, oregon, development plan. it is designed to be the centerpiece of the new development along with a hotel and conference centre the parking garage will serve across the street, and aims to put the development at the forefront of timber construction in the nation. utilising the new clt manufacturing capabilities of lumber mills in oregon, the structure promotes a design aesthetic that is drawn from traditional light japanese joinery and detail and contrasts this with the thick, heavy shear walls in a way that juxtaposes the human scale with the larger scale clt panels.

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ando the primary structural connection weaves together seven members to create a light yet structurally robust connection to that carries the clt floor plates above. small members stacked together function as one deep girder.

kuma site design the future planning for the site revolved around the placement of a new hotel and conference centre across the street from our site. sharing the block with a four story housing development, we needed to separate our building for fire safety and fit our grid to a confined site area.

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STRUCTURE | KAITO

the secondary structural connection weaves together eight members in order to create a system that appears light and also provides enough clear space for most vehicles to pass under. these quad-members contain firesuppression systems and conceal lights to dramatic effect.

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ramp placement ramps between parking floors connect both split levels of the garage. the staggered floor plates allow ramps to be half the length otherwise necessary to ascend or descend through the parking structure, and stacking the ramps minimizes the area used for circulation. separating these ramps from the drive aisles improves way-finding and avoids circulatory confusion, making the parking experience as easy and safe as possible. also, the ramps interact with the open space for visual and experiential interest. the middle ramp allows one to loop continuously on one floor, change direction, and gives the user ample choices for parking location.

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STRUCTURE | KAITO

a large open space in the center of the parking garage allows rain to fall into a constructed wetland on the ground floor. this wetland passively cools and cleanses water that may have come into contact with contaminating materials and supports an active ecosystem. control systems store this water throughout the year as it is cleaned by micro-organisms and releases the clean water to the nearby willamette river to correspond with and support salmon migration. likewise, the large atrium space improves daylight quality within the garage and connects drivers with the wetland ecosystem in which the parking garage is actively engaged.

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shear wall system the ow of vehicles interacts with the different structural systems. monolithic shear walls not only provide structural support for the ramps but are also detailed to act as thresholds for way-ďŹ nding and reference. the gaps between shear walls contain all vertical circulation, with the exception of the north-east stair, and create a juxtaposition between the lattice-like structure of the parking bays and the solid clt cores of the vertical circulation, creating a dramatic experience that highlights the heavy timber construction.

ren deri n g by r yan k ies ler

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STRUCTURE | KAITO

pedestrian circulation placement of vertical circulation for pedestrians relates to active areas to provide convenient access points. these vertical access zones support the hotel and conference center, retail businesses, and the residential edge. each egress point contains a stairway and elevator for integrated, universal public access to both levels of the split parking oors. fire stairs are accessible on the north-west and south-east corners, with an accent stair and elevator facing the hotel and conference center. all stairs and elevators have access to light and views, providing pedestrians with a pleasing and safe experience.

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above left. microshop facade model left. connection detail model opposite. shear wall & stair model

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renderi ng by r yan kies ler

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project: status: location: description:

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THESIS | SOUTH [MAKER]FACTORY

an incubator space for the rising tech industry in portland

thesis presentation portland, oregon a thesis studio project focused on a new method of designing the building centred on fostering human collaboration to inspire new industry. portland, within the last 6 years, has grown into a city that fosters and encourages new tech start-ups. from 2009 to 2013, investments from venture capitalists into new portland tech companies rose from $41 million to $139 million, according to thomson reuters, and there is already an existing tech presence in the city, with the presence of intel and companies like tektronix and pixelworks comprising ‘silicon forest’ on the west-side of the city. other tech giants have slowly been creating outpost offices in the city. google, yahoo, ibm, hewlett-packard, dell, xerox, apple, microsoft, and amazon all have satellite offices in the area, along with intel’s fabrication processes in hillsboro. the tech ecosystem has grown from a dormant part of portland to a thriving example of innovative collaboration in many of the districts.

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fabrication labs

[maker]factory: looking at the success of office real estate models, like wework which thrived in new york before expanding into other large markets, emphasizing the importance of collaborative spaces, the program for this project is an incubator space that combines portland’s history with the tech industry with the expanding oregon health & science university to create a tech incubator space that exists in close proximity with research laboratories. this is aimed to integrate these young tech professionals and the increasing research facilities outlined in the ohsu 20 year master plan. the main reason for this interaction is for researchers to gain immediate access to prototyping solutions to their research. with a complete fabrication area in the programme, these researchers can create ideas and have the tech industry on hand to provide expertise in new fabrication methods. this will be an especially important part of the programme when ohsu expands their facilities to include the knight cancer research centre. this is also beneficial to the tech start-ups as they can form new companies with researchers, and grow the company in a building that houses all the facilities they require.

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THESIS | SOUTH [MAKER]FACTORY

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the new construction process instead of starting the ideations of the building with a traditional approach, beginning with the structure that is sufficient to code standards, the architect instead looks at the layers of information presented in the site and starts considering how the landscape informs the building design.

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THESIS | SOUTH [MAKER]FACTORY

portland urban growth boundary: expansion (to scale)

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ecology paths through portland and along the coast utilising the present portland parks infrastructure, we can create a new urban environment that sets an example for other cities to follow. we can then extrapolate this to the larger scale, mimicking human migration along the i-5 corridor by creating a species migration corridor.

opportunistic ecology the portland watershed system was previously defined by the change in topography from the west hills down to the willamette river that cuts through the middle of the city. as the city has grown, these watershed streams have been consolidated into pipes going under the city. two of these streams bracket the site.

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a new approach to the building integrates the natural environment that would have existed in portland with the built environment. activity and circulation occurs in a conditioned environment, with the unallocated space within the perforated curtain wall is taken over by a three dimensional grid that is structured for environment.

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CONJECTURE | THE NEW URBANITY

a commentary on alternative urban growth in a traditional town

conceptual design bend, oregon this project is based on the current expansion of many american small towns, and how we can use innovative thinking to provide alternate solutions to combat the increasing failure of the traditional downtown. looking at towns like bend, in which the centres of the city become based towards tourism, there needs to be a large amount of thought placed towards reinvigorating these centres. looking at bend, the new urbanity, is at its heart social commentary. in talking with some bend residents it seemed like the residents were not aware that combating the rising buildings downtown was causing bend to expand its growth boundary and contribute to sprawl, further allowing the urban core to be strictly used by the wealthy and the tourists. this project is an exercise in envisioning a scenario that will never be taken as a serious design proposal, but provides a catalyst to start discussion on the topic.

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T HE PROMENADE T HE P R O M E NA D E

the city of bend will be classified by a rapid growth of population, but as it exists the city is unable to provide adequate, affordable and dense space. characterised by a city centre unaffordable to a large amount of the city’s constituents, opposition to a radical change in building height and a changing of the downtown aesthetic, bend has the potential to act as a case study for alternative forms of densification. this is an exploration into the unused space of the city, the air above the street. it starts as a bridge between troy field and heritage square. the viability of these two sites is reliant on a lack of physical development on the `lots and a heavy increase in density in the surrounding areas. these two sites become the de facto public spaces of the new downtown, as the structure provides thousands of potential pedestrian users.

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after finding optimised connections between the larger nodes in the city, the centre of the new bend is located at the southern edge of old bend. the troy field and heritage square site becomes richer as a result, and is the strongest fit for the start of the growth of the structure. the form of the structure responds to the existing conditions around it, such as the height of surrounding buildings or the needs of the neighbourhood. it can provide housing, urban space above the street, or stalls for seasonal markets. the form eventually becomes irrelevant, and the algorithm becomes the thing designed.

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existing conditions were mapped over the entirety of bend using a grasshopper script. the proximity to each of the resources gave an assigned point value to each location around the city. these values informed a gradient colouring across a hex grid overlay that gave an instant representation of the qualities of a space. these values provided a starting place for the rest of the project. after bringing the values into an excel file and sorting them according to location, algorithms informed spider diagrams which in turn provided the programming for each of the neighbourhoods.

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reparations to its urban infrastructu is also emerging as a centre for food for this district indicated, due to its la open space, the programme shoul structure as a cover for open air ma “international” district for the city. T [5] S T U D E N T H O U S Inotable N G A N D Lfor O C Athe L S Hunique OPS combinatio This district is on the very outskirts of Bend as it is school factors. Typically in the ana currently developed, and scoring for this district reflects this condition.Bend The area is scored low in all these factors would be similar factors apart from income, influenced somewhat by the inaverage distance of houses in the suburban development the southwest of the district. Low scoring inschools all factors indicated that the than expected, was higher programme for the district required a mixed-use should be commer designation to becomethe viableprogramme in the future. Transit for this district needs to[5] be programmed intoinfrastructure. future piece of urban

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The Promenade District in Bend lacks in households and is primarily a retail location. The scoring shows that there is a lack of community spaces like schools that are typical indicators of families living in the district. The open space in the area is restricted to Riverbend Park and the local golf course. The ideal programme for this space would be larger housing units and residences that can support large and more [1] diverse families, a factor the scoring also shows is lacking in the area. Due to the district being close to highways, there is an easier chance for residents to access markets, even though shows this area Theanalysis Promenade District as lacking in substantial markets. There is a bus route is residents, primarily a retail in this area to serve theand housing but this area does not have a substantial transit system.

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CONJECTURE | THE NEW URBANITY

The city centre of Bend is currently scored as an area lacking in diversity and uses. Scoring indicates a need for housing, and there is a lack of opportunity for the increasing millenial typology to live and work in the centre of this district. The scoring indicates that this area needs to diversify in terms of shops, as it is currently restricted to high-end commercial and locations that cater to tourists. The programme for the downtown is an amalgamation of many different typologies that would exist in the different Bend districts, ranging from the open street markets of the Southeast Third to the housing pods at the new OSU site and the incubator offices near the Southern Crossing. This district is programmed to become the de facto cultural representation of Bend; it needs to reflect the values and conditions found around the city.

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04 hérisson [hedgehog]:

project: group:

tom adamson, petro el hage, sarah schaeffer

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modern art gallery

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FABRICATION | HÉRRISON

a paper luminaire for modern art gallery in downtown eugene

eugene, oregon this project is a 3d tesselated luminaire with a unit made from the basic folding pattern referred to as the ‘cootie catcher’. the basic unit was then repeated over a modeled surface to provide the final form. the luminaire was designed for the modern art gallery in downtown eugene, and our group took inspiration from japanese paper light design to create a modern, mylar based representation of a hedgehog. this luminaire was part of the environmental control systems curriculum, a class at the university of oregon dealing with daylighting and general light design. the project won first prize in the luminaire competition, as part of the curriculum, and was displayed at modern as part of a luminaire exhibition. modeling the luminaire was done in rhino with the use of grasshopper.

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OPTIMIZED FLAT SLAB optimised flat slab

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grasshopper concrete optimisation for advanced tech.

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4” square steel column

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blocking vent finish roof siding horizontal furring tji batt insulation rigid insulation blocking plywood framing 2x4 top plate 2x6 top plate 1/2” sheathing 2x4 headers 2x4/2x6 bottom plates plywood blocking finish trim cascadia 300 series

1/2” taped drywall (v.b) 2x6 stud wall 2x4 stud wall 1/2” sheathing water resistant barrier vertical furring standoffs horizontal cedar rainscreen flashing

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spider joint connection gasket and sealant joint between windows 3” metal decking 3.5” concrete topper

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horizontal furring for cedar finishing reclaimed cedar finishing

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exterior sheathing 3” mineral wool insulation 1/2” fire resistant sheathing 6” steel stud wall

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mullion with slot connector for wind loads

kawneer 451 window system 8” diameter steel column window head section at 3rd floor

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about

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as architects, it is our job to predict trends, analyse culture, and to imagine the future before it can possibly be built. i firmly believe that the scope of our profession is changing to be more broad, and the impacts of one building is not just a question of aesthetic and usable qualities, but a question of how this structure impacts environmental, ecological, economic and social systems. it is my goal as an architect to improve the area that we are designing in, and it is our responsibility to make this world a better place. we as architects have the the ideal platform to effect change, as we are designing the very backbone of our infrastructure. we may not be able to save the world, but we can and should be able to make it a better place.

ecological design centre & hopes

university of oregon, school of architecture and allied arts

aia nwpr 2015 student design honourable mention:

born in the uk, raised in the us. i like architecture and photography. i’m an avid photographer.

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eugene, oregon -co-director (2014-2016) -social media and graphic design (2013)

ktismajournal eugene, oregon -managing editor: issues 5 & 6 -editorial board: issues 3 & 4

digital media collaborative eugene, oregon -president (2013-2016)

american institute of architecture students eugene, oregon

american society of heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning engineers- student branch eugene, oregon

eugene, oregon

bachelor of architecture, 2016 -4 vertical studios, 8 total -3 commendations

-study abroad program, rome 2014 -classes:

-environmental control systems -enclosures -precast concrete structures -structural design

-areas of interest

-computational building design, urban analysis and planning

kaito: a mass timber parking garage

first prize, luminaire competition, university of oregon herisson

showcases

-world forestry center, portland: kaito -modern gallery, eugene, oregon: herisson -eugene planning department: pacific avenue

contact emailingtommoss@gmail.com tom@uoregon.edu 208.819.2723

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