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PORTFOLIO

SELECT PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS | 2013-2017


TRAVIS CLARKE PORTFOLIO

SELECT PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS | 2013-2017


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06 33 - 42 WEPL - WILLOWICK & WILLOUGHBY BRANCH RENOVATIONS Willowick, OH • Willoughby, OH

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21 - 26 WICKLIFFE PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATION & ADDITION Wickliffe, OH

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13 - 20 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI SCIOTO HALL RENOVATION

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TRI-C - MANDEL HUMANITIES CENTER RENOVATION

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OSU - OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS RENOVATION

Cleveland, OH

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XQ SUPER SCHOOL PROJECT COMPETITION Cleveland, OH

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preface The subsequent projects represent select professional work that I was involved with while at the Cleveland based architectural firm, Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects. These projects were selected from a pool of work that I touched in some capacity or another over my four years at RF+PA. Typically I worked in conjunction with one to two architects on each project until completion. My responsibilities ranged from preparing proposals for requests for qualifications to design and construction documents. I had design influence on some jobs more than others. Please see the following chosen compilation of my professional experience thus far.

SELECT PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

WITH RICHARD FLEISCHMAN + PARTNERS ARCHITECTS


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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Jason Nolde Near West Theatre 2006 2015 New Construction $ 4,800,000 25,550 SF Architect, Project Administration, Construction Documents, Construction Administration AutoCAD

This project was started in 2006 as a part of the revitalization of the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. The funding for this theatre was achieved through a collaborative capital campaign in the Gordon Square Arts District. Later in 2012, the theatre finally broke ground. I was introduced to this project towards the end of design development. During that time, the building switched from traditional construction to approaching Passivhaus design by incorporating super-energy efficient design elements.

NEAR WEST THEATRE

CLEVELAND, OH

This was the first project that I started on at Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects. My responsibilities on this project were primarily presentation materials and construction documents. I was also involved in a large quantity of design charettes pertaining to the interior of the main performance space, exterior skin designs, and entry canopies.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Near West Theatre is a unique organization of true leadership in the Arts. They provide an educational program in the area of theater which includes acting, writing, directing, and producing, etc. This innovative program encourages young people to supplement their regular education (4-12) to invest their leisure time into programs that help them better understand the definition of art in all its phases, such as dialogue, music and dance, etc.

SITE PLAN

AXONOMETRIC CONCEPT DIAGRAM

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The program exists in the Inner City where this particular youth group normally has idle time that can now be used constructively to enhance their learning as they pursue higher education. Normally, this facet of our youth population can easily be influenced to a positive or negative lifestyle. As a team of architects and educators we can create a space of professional educational programs through theater that allows these young people to celebrate the concept of learning through “hands-on” and this space must be sensitive and distinctive for these young people to share ideas and thoughts with all age groups.

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This professional theater is fundamentally legitimate in size and includes well-proportioned space for the audience and a generous stage area where musicals and dramatic productions can take place. There is a wellproportioned fly area and side stage for wagons as well as an entire lower level for rehearsal rooms, etc. The theater is 80 feet wide and 78 feet long and the stage is approximately 30 feet deep with a proscenium 20’x 40’. The unique character of this theater is the fact that all seats are attached to folding bleachers (fixed collapsible seats) which allows for innovative planning, imaginative productions and permits all parties to participate in a creative process. A balcony complements the entire section and the distance from the last row of seats is 50 feet allowing for ideal sound for both music and for voice. Reverberation and echo are critical elements that

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CONNECTION TO ENTRY FROM DETROIT AVE.

NEAR WEST THEATRE


PROJECT DESCRIPTION (CONT.)

BUILDING SECTIONS

must be coordinated. The building is steel frame and is clad in corrugated metal. A 5-12 pitch allows for a height in the stage area for ideal fly options. It has been a challenge to develop a theater design for a budget of $4,000,000.

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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Aaron Hill Northern Kentucky University 2013 2014 Renovation $ 5,800,000 77,300 SF / 192 beds Architect, Project Administration, Construction Documents, Construction Administration AutoCAD, Revit

The goal of NKU’s Lakeside Terrace Hall Renovation was getting as many students as possible into the existing six-story building while maintaining a quality of living. Our task was to transform the existing senior living facility into a dorm-style living environment where students would want to live. During the design development phase of this project, we opted to reject the traditional confined two-person dorm room for a more spacious community-oriented approach.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY - LAKESIDE TERRACE HALL RENOVATION

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY

My responsibilities in the development and completion of this project include: design concepts for the acquisition of this job, presentation materials for the client, BIM management, spacial planning, design charettes for the southern facade, and construction documents.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN & SOUTHERN FACADE STUDIES

Northern Kentucky University purchased the nearby Lakeside Terrace senior citizens living facility to be converted into a college residence facility. With a construction budget of $5.8 million, the renovation of the 77,300 square foot building, built in 1969, had the goal of creating a desirable housing option for NKU students, as it provides a unique living environment not currently available in the university’s other housing stock. The six-story building, previously configured in 96 studio apartments, was reconfigured to 48 larger apartments, each with two bathrooms, a living room, study area, and sleeping area. Four to six students reside within each of these 930 square foot apartments. By the strategy of combining two of these smaller apartments into one larger one, we were able to maximize the HVAC budget and use one VRF unit in place of four PTAC units per apartment. This VRF unit is mounted to the ceiling in the center of the apartment, requires no ductwork, and is much more energy efficient.

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By removing the PTAC unit from below each window, this created a large opening in the masonry wall. Rather than infilling each of these openings with new block and brick, the replacement window took advantage of this situation and was extended all the way to the floor. This solution allows more natural light to enter each apartment as well as making the space feel more open. With the renovation calling for the replacement of all plumbing fixtures and associated piping, our goal was to better utilize these bathrooms. With two full bathrooms per apartment, we reconfigured the design of each bathroom to allow for each of the six plumbing fixtures to be used independently, as they are each located within their own private space.

South A - steel pipes with curvilinear steel frame

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NORTHERN FACADE FROM PARKING LOT

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PERSPECTIVES

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The existing building, a retirement home was composed of single bedroom units, totaling 96 tenants throughout the six floors. living space

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By removing the dividing wall between two existing units we were able to create a 4-person suite for NKU students, effectively doubling the total number of beds.


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NKU LAKESIDE TERRACE HALL


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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Aaron Hill University of Cincinnati 2014 2015 Renovation $ 32,000,000 152,000 SF/ 464 beds Architect, Project Administration, Construction Documents, Construction Administration AutoCAD, Revit

Scioto Hall is the sister tower of Morgen’s Hall on the University of Cincinnati’s campus. Previously completed in 2013, Morgen’s Hall was the first project that was built by RF+PA on the UC campus and is surrounded by other high-profile buildings from a lineup of distinguished architects. In 2014, Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects was selected to perform the second renovation to the adjacent tower, Scioto Hall. The two sisters are nearly identical in appearance, with slight variations on the interior. Together, they have become the “grand glass houses” of the campus green.

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI - SCIOTO HALL RENOVATION

CINCINNATI, OH

My responsibilities in the development and completion of this project include: presentation materials for the client and acquisition of this project, BIM management, spacial planning, facade studies, and construction documents.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

EXISTING EXTERIOR WALL SECTION

NEW EXTERIOR WALL SECTION

Built in the mid 1960’s, the image and experience of the 15-story, 152,000 square foot Scioto residence tower was tired and depressing. The university was concerned with the number of students moving off-campus to spaces better equipped to handle their lifestyles.

Concurrent with the renovation of the building, an upgrade to the surrounding site also took place as a part of a larger Master Plan, by the architect. An imperative of the Master Plan recognizes the necessity for pedestrian connectivity through the site. The improvements

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REMOVE WINDOW & BULKHEAD

8’ WINDOW

When constructed, the building overlooked a large parking lot, and thus did little to showcase the view with its narrow windows. However, years ago that parking lot was replaced by the main campus green, creating a lush park-like setting for the building. With the complete replacement of the building façade, floor-to-ceiling glass now creates the sense of sitting within a park on the lower floors and presents beautiful vistas of the campus green from the upper floors. The glass walls also make the relatively small spaces seem much more expansive, which has allowed the university to place more students within each unit. The previous exterior balconies, which went mostly unused and made the university uncomfortable, were enclosed as a part of the interior space, creating a more usable space and thus a more valuable space to the university.

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The main goal of the project was to create the best possible living experience for students, so to encourage them to make the most of their collegiate experience by living on campus. Besides a complete replacement of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, the fifteen floor building was completely transformed with a new interior and a dramatically updated and more efficient skin. The thirteen floors of living units are a combination of one, two, and five bedroom units, each complete with their own modern kitchen and bathroom.

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MORGENS & SCIOTO HALL FROM THE UC CAMPUS GREEN

UC - SCIOTO HALL


PROJECT DESCRIPTION (CONT.) generated in this project will link the ‘Campus Green’ pedestrian paths to the ‘podium’ which the residence halls sit upon. A common design language of materials, hardscaping, landscaping, and lighting will continue from the Campus Green through the residential hall site. Various types of outdoor gathering spaces were important to incorporate, from social to quiet study spaces. The exterior image of the building has become a glowing beacon at the termination of the campus green. When the residence hall became available to students in the Fall of 2016, the previously undesirable residence tower sold out the 464 beds available in three days. Scioto Hall’s neighbor and twin tower, Morgen’s Hall, was previously completed by RF+PA in the fall of 2013. Morgen’s Hall achieved LEED Silver and has received the following awards: • • • • •

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AIA Ohio Merit Design Award AIA Cincinnati Merit Design Award AIA Cleveland Merit Design Award Best Dorm Renovation – Interface Student Housing Conference Eagle Award – Ohio Valley Chapter of The Associated Builder & Contractors

TYPICAL FLOOR DEMOLITION PLAN

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN


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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Jason Nolde Wickliffe Public Library 2013 2015 Renovation & New Addition $ 1,100,000 31,000 SF (building) 6,000 SF (project area) Architect, Project Administration, Construction Documents, Construction Administration AutoCAD, Revit

RF+PA’s renovation to Wickliffe Public Library aimed to update finishes throughout the building, create a more efficient office space, provide an addition for meeting rooms, and equip the library with elevator access to the basement level.

WICKLIFFE PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATION & ADDITION

WICKLIFFE, OH

My responsibilities in the development and completion of this project include: presentation materials, BIM management, design charettes, spacial planning, construction documents, and design.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

FLOOR PLANS & BUILDING SECTION

The existing Wickliffe Public Library (WPL) comprised of a one-story 11,000 square foot building built in 1962 and 11,540 square feet of addition built in 1996. WPL deserved a makeover that would both revive its tired aesthetic and reorganize its inflexible layout in key locations.  To meet financial opportunities, the project was staged into three (3) phases based on findings developed in an initial master plan and feasibility study.  The master plan and feasibility study assisted WPL in prioritizing the needs and scope of work for the various phases.  In addition, the feasibility study examined the replacement of the existing mechanical systems to determine various strategies for HVAC improvement. These strategies were compared via a life cycle cost analysis and determined the best value for the Owner.  The interior layout was studied in terms of day to day operations with the intent to improve communication and circulation flow. 

Ground Floor Plan

The back of house and administration area was reorganized following this data to improve staff efficiencies with the Phase 1 project. In addition, the reorganization of spaces increased the youth story time room and created an identifiable young adult section.  A new addition to the first and lower levels provides much needed meeting room space for the community.  This space provides teens with their own location that can easily be monitored by WPL staff.  Phase 1 also provides ADA access to the lower level via a new elevator, which increases the potential use of the lower level space.

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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Jason Nolde Cuyahoga County Public Library 2013 2014 Renovation & New Addition $ 1.,250,000 13,500 SF Architect, Project Administration, Construction Documents, Construction Administration AutoCAD, Revit

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BROOK PARK BRANCH RENOVATION

BROOK PARK, OH

project preface Brook Park Library was the second project I ever worked on in my professional career. The existing building was an unappealing traditional brick building. Our largest goal was to transform the existing library’s image into something new and inviting that reflected the community as well as the renovated interior space. My responsibilities in the development and completion of this project include: presentation materials, BIM Management, spacial planning, construction documents, and design.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

FLOOR PLAN

The renovation of the existing 13,500 SF Brook Park branch library is part of Cuyahoga County Public Libraries’ facilities master plan and subsequent countywide building improvement program. As part of the project, RF+PA has transformed the image of the existing building from a generic building to one that represents a community library. The added space required as part of the program have been strategically placed to provide maximum community impact.  The entrance has been reconfigured to provide a welcoming image to the neighborhood and removed significant congestion surrounding the circulation desk.  The additions maximize existing openings in the masonry construction to reduce construction costs while providing maximum value.  The new additions provide a light, glassy space to contrast the existing rigid, masonry construction.  This strategy reflects CCPL’s objectives to introduce more natural daylight to the space for both views and reduce artificial lighting demand.   DEMOLITION FLOOR PLAN

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EXTERIOR LOOKING TOWARDS FRONT ENTRY

CCPL - BROOK PARK BRANCH


PROJECT DESCRIPTION (CONT.)

PHOTOGRAPHS & BUILDING ELEVATIONS

In addition, the existing size and number of service points the library provides is not proportional to the building square footage. The project has consolidated service points to increase the value space for “new materials” displays and improved self-checkout stations. The new renovation provides CCPL with additional square footage for three spaces in great demand, the story-time/homework center, the large meeting room, and quiet spaces for patrons to find tranquility.  The interior re-make of the library includes total carpeting replacement and a new ceiling feature to enhance the new building entry.  As part of the interior remodel, RF+PA provided CCPL with a new furniture plan and computer lab providing a new seating environment with appropriate technology features. An additional challenge to the project was an Owner requirement to maintain service in the existing building through-out construction.  RF+PA provided CCPL with phasing documents to outline the construction steps allowing the space to maintain operations without major disruption to the library functions and circulation.

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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Jason Nolde Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library 2016 Est 2017 Renovation $ 3,100,000 WK: 24,100 SF WB: 18,800 SF Architect, Project Administration, Construction Documents, Construction Administration

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library’s Willowick and Willoughby branches were outdated and chose Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects to renovate the buildings in mid 2016. The libraries needed major interior, structural, and technological renovations to stay up to date and usable. The existing exteriors remained unchanged throughout the process. Both library branches were renovated simultaneously with a combined budget of just over $3,000,000.

WILLOUGHBY-EASTLAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY WILLOWICK & WILLOUGHBY BRANCH RENOVATIONS

WILLOWICK, OH • WILLOUGHBY, OH

My responsibilities in the development of this project include: design lead, presentation materials, BIM management, spacial planning, finish selection, and construction documents. These projects were a part of the same contract, designed concurrently, and represent projects where I had significant influence over design.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Willowick Public Library was originally constructed in the 1960s with an addition later in 1993. Over the past decade the library has suffered from a series of floods causing serious water damage to the lower level. The library’s lower level remained habitable until sewage flooded the space, forcing the staff and patrons to move to the already packed upper level. After this event, the library eventually installed a lift station to prevent future flooding and came to the conclusion that renovations were in order. Shortly after, we began working with the staff to see what they needed and how they saw the future spaces functioning.

WILLOWICK LOWER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN

existing floor plan (above)

In order to accommodate the projected growth in the children’s area of the library, their space moved into the lower level where natural daylight was available. Moving this section to the lower level allowed the children about 25% more space as well as a larger glass-enclosed story time room. Adjacent to the children’s area on the lower level is the addition of two large meeting rooms for the library. These spaces occupy the area of the library where natural daylight is at a minimum. They can hold up to 100 people and are equipped with electronics for presentations, a small kitchenette, and divisible partition to allow for the flexibility of smaller group meetings. Openings and glass were added into the existing masonry wall to open the space and expose the activities from the circulation and children’s area. This addition significantly increased the libraries abilities to host meetings, both for the organization and the community,--who uses the space free of charge. In order to increase daylight throughout the upper level, shelving stacks were modified to be two to four feet lower so that they wouldn’t block the large windows in the space. In addition to shelving changes, the number of computers available more than doubled from 20

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WEPL - WILLOWICK BRANCH


PROJECT DESCRIPTION (CONT.)

WILLOWICK UPPER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN

in the existing library to 44 in the renovation. A tech training area, which houses a portion of the computers, is available on the upper level of the library, sharing the space adjacent to the computer lab. Four study rooms and a teen lounge were added to the upper level as well. In response to the removal of the existing skylights due to water issues, several round fixtures that imitate natural daylight now occupy the previous skylight spaces. existing floor plan (above)

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LOWER LEVEL PRE K-5 SPACE

WEPL - WILLOWICK BRANCH


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

WILLOUGHBY LOWER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN

The Willoughby Public Library, originally a Carnegie Library built in the early 1900’s had two renovations/ additions since being initially constructed. Primarily this branch needed to increase the size of their work room and areas for staff operations, increase the number of computers available for patrons, and to expand its most used section of the library,-- the children’s area. To address the needed work room space we opted to move the circulation desk from the middle of the lower level towards the main entry by the parking lot. This allowed for patrons to be greeted earlier and for the corner behind the circulation to occupy the new work room, providing the necessary square footage. Book drops then took advantage of the existing entry ramp in attempt to streamline restocking. With the new location of the circulation desks, new materials were able to be located centrally between the two entries. The branch manager’s office was added opposite the circulation desk, overlooking the space, with adjacent new study rooms secluded from activity. The secondary entry off the street had previously needed to walk downstairs first in order to reach the upper level of the library. By penetrating the masonry wall between the secondary entry and stairs, circulation to and from the upper level was made more efficient. Upon entry to the upper level you enter into the expanded computer lab with a new prominent glassenclosed story time space showcased at the opposite end. Keeping the computer lab located centrally allowed for easy access for the patrons and offered a more open entry to the upper level. The children’s area was moved from the north of the building to the south in order to take advantage of the taller ceilings and more natural daylight. Ultimately the space was more fitting for the library’s most popular program. Stacks in the opposite end of the library were lowered to allow for more daylight as well.

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WEPL - WILLOUGHBY BRANCH


PROJECT DESCRIPTION (CONT.)

WILLOUGHBY UPPER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN

The library staff was also interested in keeping the historic nature of the building in tact as well as wanting to inject parts of the building’s history into the space. As requested, historic windows were replaced on the southern facade with sensitivity to the era of construction. On the upper level, portions of the original building were exposed to show the old brick walls. The old masonry can been seen framed at the threshold of the story time room and the teen area as well as an old window opening exposed between non-fiction and the computer lab. existing floor plan (above)

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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Richard Fleischman, Carlos Ruiz 2016 Competition Laurene Powell Jobs Est. $30,000,000

“From a very early age, I’ve had to interrupt my education to go to school. “ - George Bernard Shaw

Revit

This project was a response to a design competition which encouraged re-thinking the way in which we educate our youth. Over the years, schools have not changed to respond to the current environment. The vast majority of public schools still use a teaching model that was identical to those when students were being prepared for the workforce in an industrial economy. This design attempts to support future generations by building a creative open environment where students have access to mentors and an opportunity to learn that isn’t constrained by walls. My responsibilities in the development of this project include: presentation materials, BIM management, spacial planning, and design.

XQ SUPER SCHOOL PROJECT COMPETITION

CLEVELAND, OH


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

FLOOR PLAN

After six months of presentations for XQ’s “Super School Project” to rethink high school 9 – 12, initiated by Laurene Powell Job’s commitment to the transformation of high school, Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects has been selected to present an expanded rendition of our unique concept for a 500 student non-curricular educational environment. Initially, the firm, along with a selected external group of educational leaders, joined in discovering new educational spaces to reflect the re-thinking of the way in which we educate our youth. School design has not been altered much and therefore reflects the thinking of a different era. The design of schools today must be agile and flexible to accommodate today’s skills while also being dynamic for our rapidly changing future. We must approach educational space differently through an architectural design solution which will further the functionality of our schools and better support future generations. When we interpreted our process planning, we wanted to create a timeless solution which allowed for growth and supported differentiated learning. The school must foster the mind, the body, as well as the creative spirit. It must link to the community in which it resides and enhance it through spaces for public use. Therefore the space must be inviting and one in which you could remain and enjoy for long periods of time. So it was very important to bring light as art into the spaces and incorporate natural vistas. Site selection was critical to the intent of the competition. It is strategically located between the existing colleges and universities in Cleveland, Ohio. The team’s intent was to have the site’s proximity to Higher Educational institutions to be an strategic influence on the students as well as the community at large. The targeted site offers public transportation for our students along two major corridors linking downtown

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with “Uptown” and is an area which is currently being targeted for development. This development will be a three-mile boulevard of revitalization, breathing new life into Cleveland east side neighborhoods and improving access to jobs, education and culture located within its perimeter. It will serve as a catalyst for reinvestment into nearby communities with the well-planned redevelopment of more than 300 acres of underutilized land into vital, neighborhood assets.

Most schools are constructed based on a square or rectangular shape. We looked at creating a nonrectilinear form and through defining the new school in a circle; it creates more synergy and fosters collaboration. The extruded circular form would contain a spiral ramp dividing the core spaces but also creating intersections

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In an effort to best support the students of today as well as tomorrow, the curriculum would be organized around the needs and interests of the mentored student body. Each student’s development is dependent upon the quality of education and mentoring, as well as the space in which they learn. Therefore we looked at how one learns and grows within a space and how the learning environment must support this growth and education. All spaces may be student-centered and focused on creativity and innovation. The change in the learning environment could be an incremental change, slow & involuntary or a revolutionary drastic change, instant & self-driven, as described in our concept. The lessons and classes should support the student’s needs, characteristics and preferences. A major concept contribution is the inclusion of the mentor who will manage all the resources, technology, tools, educational spaces as well as the students. Through evaluation and understanding the form and function of learning environments, the mentors “choreograph the student’s educational space further enhancing connections between the two resulting in learning which would have no limits.

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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CLASSROOMS & MENTOR SPACES FROM CORRIDOR

XQ SUPER SCHOOL


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PERSPECTIVES & BUILDING SECTIONS

and invoking multiple sensory interactions between areas of study and people. By removing the boundaries and changing the way we define space, everyone within the super school will be impacted. The ability to share thoughts and ideas collaboratively is environmentally heightened allowing individuals to learn from each other than just a direct transfer of knowledge. The spatial plan would cultivate the creative process and truly support open thinking and by extension, increase the quality and level of learning. We began the design process by sketching the space for learning and thinking about the organization of space and the importance of the critical location of the mentor’s space. Since we ‘pushed the envelope’ and decided the ramp connection would be the most innovative while supporting the project goals. We propose that the exterior of the super school would be a circle. Not only is this a unique shape for a school, and it also allows for an desired iconic image enforcing change from the traditionalist views of past school buildings. The interior is innovative and different; it contributes to the idea that learning is limitless. Navigation between spaces would be accessed through a continuous ramp system further supporting collaboration and openness. Every trapezoid, 3,500 square feet each, would be a different elevation increasing in 2 feet as you proceed through the school. All 8 levels would surround and wrap the heart of the school. This centrally located core also functions as a technological instrument and will be on display for all to see.

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This architectural manifestation of the school’s internal operations would remind students and teachers to engage with their learning environment and not limit their ideas or growth to a single classroom. Learning is continuous and all around us. Knowledge is free and available for the taking. The school’s large exterior entryways will utilize glass to add additional natural 0’ 49

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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Jason Nolde The Ohio State University 2015 2016 Renovation & New Addition $ 2,500,000 18,000 SF Architect, Interior Design, FF& E, Project Administration, Construction Administration Revit, AutoCAD

OSU’s Office of International Affairs occupies the ground floor of the Enarson Building at the main campus. The goal was to create an efficient and inviting space where staff and students would feel welcomed and open to discussion. The majority of the renovation was focused on the interior office space with several new penetrations in the existing masonry to increase natural daylighting.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS RENOVATION

COLUMBUS, OH

My responsibilities in the development and completion of this project include: presentation materials for the client and acquisition of this project, BIM management, spacial planning, construction documents, and design. This project was being developed alongside the Cuyahoga Community College Mandel Humanities Center renovation and shares similar design approaches. Notably, I felt I had more influence over design on this job than previous projects at RF+PA.


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FLOOR PLAN

In 2015, the ground floor of Ohio State University’s Enarson building was projected to be the new home of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). The renovation of the ground floor provided an extraordinary opportunity to enhance the first impression and experience of all visitors to the building with a new welcoming and accessible lobby. We also aimed to provide a new, more efficient space for the Office of International Affairs that promotes their mission and encourages discussion among staff and students. Upon entering the building, students are welcomed on either side by two glass meetings rooms meant to showcase the new space’s activities. The main entry to the space occurs centrally, directly off the entry to the building. Upon entry into the space, students are welcomed by a receptionist and a visual promenade that extends through to the opposite end of the building. Due to security considerations, the new OIA space is sectioned off into three levels of access with the lobby acting as the control. Energy and operational costs were also a major concern. These concerns were approached with a new sustainable MEP design that also improves the workplace environment. To help the concern of cost, and the already low floor-to-ceiling height, the majority of the public spaces feature exposed ceilings. Gypsum “clouds” and bulkheads on the ceiling were used to define space, to reduce noise levels, and to strategically conceal mechanical systems. The largest obstacle to the project was how to layout the number of offices necessary in the amount of space that was given. Several layouts were considered throughout the design process, but ultimately a more efficient layout with the required adjacencies was chosen to accommodate the large program.

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Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects Jason Nolde Cuyahoga Community College 2015 2016 Renovation $ 2,500,000 18,000 SF Architect, Interior Design, FF& E, Project Administration, Construction Administration Revit, AutoCAD

A portion of the second floor of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center on Tri-C’s Eastern Campus is home to the Mandel Scholar Academy. The primary need of the new space was an open and flexible design that fosters collaboration. The space includes innovative instructional technology and promotes faculty-student interaction as well as team-based learning with the aim of creating leaders.

CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MANDEL HUMANITIES CENTER RENOVATION

HIGHLAND HILLS, OH

My responsibilities in the development and completion of this project include: presentation materials for the client and acquisition of this project, BIM management, spacial planning, finish selection, construction documents, and design. This project was being developed alongside the OSU Enarson OIA space and shares similar design approaches. For me, this was the first job where I felt I had substantially more influence in design than previous projects.


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FLOOR PLAN

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) required a special space to house the new scholars program which showcases their brightest students. The Center provides a distinctive academic experience cultivating the study of humanities through innovative teaching, collaborative learning, seminars, and civic engagement opportunities designed to develop leadership skills. “The mission of the Mandel Center is to provide a unique environment for meeting the intellectual and academic needs of Mandel Scholars in a holistic manner and to broaden engagement in humanities scholarship.” To meet this mission, we created a flexible area promoting collaboration between faculty and students. Use of transparency features this very special program to the community and compliments in recruitment and retention for the College. The main identifiable feature of the space is a continuous ring on the ceiling that can further attract the eyes of visitors and users to the Center from the lower level. This same “intellectual ring” is acknowledged on the floor plane and acts as a sense of wayfinding for the space and promotes inter-collaboration. The ceiling was fragmented to allow thermal air distribution without direct exposure, while also creating visual interest. The configurations of semi-mobile furniture and a variety of seating options can be rearranged to accommodate a plethora of teaching styles and programs. Our design team had extensive meetings with the faculty to gain their input on classroom space, teaching styles and tools required in order to design the best possible solution. Flexible technology is also integrated through the furniture with a raised floor and floor outlets. “Power cubes”, tables that have integrated plugs for device charging throughout with a dry erase surface, were used to promote group brainstorming. The space’s success has led to discussions with the College to possible expand the program to other campuses.

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The visual connection between the ideation space and lobby below was an important factor in the ceiling’s design. We wanted the ceiling to articulate function from within the space as well as communicate the presence of something special from the lobby below.

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While at RF+PA I produced the following renderings either for client presentations, requests for qualifications, marketing materials, or to elaborate on spacial ideas during project interviews. There were numerous more renderings than shown, these represent the more polished ideas. All of the artwork shown is a reflection of my personal interests and produced within the last five years. I enjoy portraying stories and emotions through traditional and digital painting whenever I find the time outside of work.

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Travis Clarke Professional Architecture Portfolio 2013-2017  

My selected professional projects from 2013-2017 at RF+PA in Cleveland, OH.

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