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XL: THE SPECTACLE OF SPECTATING PUBLIC FORUM

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REYNOLDS COLLEGE OF DESIGN TRANSLATING DIGITAL INTO PHYSICAL EXISTING STRUCTURE MODEL: 3/32” = 1’0” REYNOLDS 1.0 REYNOLDS 2.0

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NEW AMERICANA ENVIROHOME COMPETITION

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URBAN GALLERY HOME SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE

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2020 DESTIN AGGREGATED HOUSING

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JARDIN DE LA ESPERANZA: GARDEN OF HOPE STUDY ABROAD


2424 Paragon Mill Dr, Burlington, KY 41005 I P: 859-912-1503 I E: travisspears94@gmail.com

Focused and passionate Architecture student, who combines a strong educational background with hands-on work experience in diverse practices of architecture. I have Substantial design and technical capabilities that range from research, site analysis, diagramming, digital 3D and 2D modeling, rendering/animating, to graphic design. I also have experience build physical models, parts/products and various types of furniture through digital fabrication and tooling. I am interested in exploring all fields of architecture practice but have a passion for Sports Architecture, specifically the design of stadiums and arenas.

Work Experience

Education

Perkins Eastman Architects DPC

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New York, NY

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Internship

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Summer 2018

Aided in the Pre-Design of projects involving Arenas, Stadiums, University Athletics Spaces, and other existing structures with responsibilities that included: • Create digital site models using Rhino • Reviewing drawings to help understand existing structures and conditions in existing environment • Remake existing CAD Drawings using Rhino, develop programmatic diagrams • Use digitally created drawings to create 3D-Models of existing structures and spaces • Propose design ideas through massing studies and conceptual drawings

UK College of Design

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Fabrication Lab

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Lexington, KY

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Fall 2017 - Present

Utilize and assist students in using the Fabrication Lab with the use a variety of tools including: • 3D Printers • CNC Coding & Milling • Laser Printers • Plastics Former • Wood & Metal Working Tools

Kings Island Amusement Park

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Mason, OH

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June through November 2012 - 2015

Positions Included: Rides Area Manager, Head Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, Certified Trainer (ride operations)

University of Kentucky

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College of Design Masters Degree in Architecture I May 2019 (Expected date of Graduation) Coursework included: Design Studio, Analytical Structures, Professional Practice, Professional Internship, Image Making Bachelors Degree in Architecture I May 2017 Coursework included: Design Studio, Environmental Controls, Analytical Structures, Digital Media, History & Theory, Materials & Methods of Construction Education Abroad I Garden of Hope I Antigua, Guatemala I Summer 2017 Collaborated in various design tasks including site analysis, precedent studies, design development through digital massing models, master planning, producing renderings

Skills 3D Modeling Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketch-Up, Slicer (3D Printing software), Python Adobe Suite Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.

References Scott Schiamberg Principal Architect, Perkins Eastman Architects DPC. - s.schiamberg@perkinseastman.com Bill Massie Director of Design Technology at UK College of Design - (248) 410-2528 Clyde Carpenter Professor of Architecture at UK College of Design - arc104@uky.edu Mark O’Bryan Professor of Architecture at UK College of Design - mob6365@gmail.com

Rendering V-Ray (for Rhino), Maxwell (for Revit & Rhino), Lumion Auto desk Revit, AutoCad CNC Coding Enroute Fabrication Wood tools, Metal tools, Plastics Former, Multicam CNC, Laser Cutting, Kuka 5-axis robotic arm, 3D Printing


XL: THE SPECTACLE OF SPECTATING PUBLIC FORUM STUDIO SYNOPSIS:

THE SPECTACLE

STUDIO 10/ COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO

The main focus of this project was to create a space in downtown Lexington, KY that would act primarily as a public forum for numerous events and celebrations that currently don’t have a appropriate place to occur. This space is located very close to Rupp Arena and the new convention center which host every major indoor event for the city. With each space having large capacities (25,000+) this project would not only give those spaces a large concourse, but also allow for outdoor events of equal or greater size, as well as pre-event festivities. Our hope was that this would enhance the experience of every event the city currently hosts’, as well as add to the list. The plaza would be defined to the southeast and southwest by a large housing complex. The relationship between the two programs would create an interesting “Arena of Living” where the residents would become spectators of those who are about to spectate, “spectating the spectacle”.

DATES/ FALL 2018 PROFESSORS/ MIKE JACOBS & BRUCE SWETNAM PROJECT TYPE/ CIVIC & RESIDENTIAL, MASTER PLANNING PROJECT TEAM/ ARI SOGIN & TRAVIS SPEARS

RESIDENTS, PUBLIC

17 ACRE LOT, 1.7 MILLION SF BUILT

LEXINGTON, KY

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CONCEPT

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DESIGN MORPHOLOGY

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MIXED-USE PROGRAMMING

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SITE MOMENTS

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FIG. 01/ MULTI-USE SPORTS FIELD

FIG. 02/ COMMERCIAL SPACE

FIG. 03/ ELEVATED PARK

FIG. 04/ OBSERVATION TOWER - PROJECTION SURFACE

FIG. 05/ FARMERS MARKET

FIG. 06/ LARGE OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE

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SITE PLAN

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EGRESS-CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

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GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE

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LIGHTING THE SITE

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PHYSICAL MODEL

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REYNOLDS COLLEGE OF DESIGN TRANSLATING DIGITAL INTO PHYSICAL STUDIO SYNOPSIS:

THE POWER OF PLACE

STUDIOS 09 & 11/ PLACE MAKING THROUGH MODEL MAKING

In this studio, I was challenged to develop a new college of design that would be located within an existing tobacco warehouse on the western-most edge of campus. I developed my idea through the method of making models using digital fabrication. By doing this I was able to gain a more clear understanding of the limitations of the current building as well as produce iterations of ideas that coincided with maintaining the existing structure. For my design, I decided to keep three-quarters of the existing buildings, demolish and recycle the other quarter, and insert a new addition that would act as an auditorium, crit space, lecture hall, cafe, and library. This new addition would be separated from the historic building by an all-glass entry corridor/atrium.

DATES/ CURRENT PROJECT PROFESSORS/ BILL MASSIE PROJECT TYPE/ EDUCATIONAL, ADAPTIVE RE-USE PROJECT TEAM/ TRAVIS SPEARS

ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS & FACULTY

100,000 SF

LEXINGTON, KY

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DIGITAL INTO PHYSICAL

STEP 01/ DIGITAL MODELING - CUT SHEETS - CODING

STEP 02/ FABRICATION USING CNC, LASER CUTTER, ETC.

STEP 03/ ERECT MODEL - REPEAT 1 & 2 TO ADJUST DESIGN

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EXISTING STRUCTURE MODEL: 3/32” = 1’0”

UNDERSTANDING EXISTING CONDITIONS The model below represents 3/4 of the existing Reynolds Building structure. I built this model to display the density of the existing structure and to better understand the way the building is constructed, which directed my approach to this project. The structure is massive and over-engineered which gave me the ability to use the method of subtraction without needing to create an entirely new system. The timber is considered to be rare and can be recycled and sold, so any demolition would pay for itself and more.

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REYNOLDS 1.0

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FIG. 01/ EXISTING REYNOLDS BUILDING

FIG. 02/ DEMO TOXIC PORTION OF BUILDING

FIG. 03/ ADJUST EXISTING STRUCTURE

THE EXISTING STRUCTURE IS A 140,000 SF TOBACCO WAREHOUSE THAT HAS BEEN USED AS SURPLUS STORAGE BY UK.

APPROXIMATELY A QUARTER IS REMOVED DUE TO IT’S HIGH TOXICITY AND 8,000 LINEAR FEET OF RARE LUMBER IS RECYCLED TO HELP PAY FOR PROJECT

STRUCTURE IS REMOVED ON UPPER FLOORS TO ALLOW FOR PROPER ACOUSTICS/DAYLIGHTING AND ON THE SW SIDE OF THE BUILDING TO ACCOMMODATE A SHOP BRING DAYLIGHTING INTO BUILDING.

FIG. 04/ ADJUST FACADE FOR DAYLIGHTING AND VIEWS

FIG. 05/ ADD ENTRY/ATRIUM SPACE

FIG. 06/ ADD 500 SEAT AUDITORIUM & LIBRARY

MAKE PUNCTURES ON EACH SIDE OF BUILDING TO MAXIMIZE DAYLIGHTING AND INCREASE PASSIVE SOLAR GAIN.

PLACE NEW ATRIUM/ENTRY ON THE SE SIDE FACING REST OF UK CAMPUS FOR EASIEST MEANS OF ACCESS.

ADD TRANSFORMABLE AUDITORIUM AS A PLACE FOR COLLEGE TO MEET FOR CLASSES/TOWN HALL MEETINGS. THIS ALSO GIVES ENTIRE ARTS CAMPUS A PLACE TO HOLD EVENTS/MEETINGS.

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PERSONAL ITERATION MODEL: 3/16” = 1’0”

ZOOMING IN After I made the smaller model of the structure I began to consider the building from a closer perspective. From the start our studio had removed 35,000 SF leaving us with about 105,000 SF. First I decided to remove 12,000 SF from south side of the first floor to bring more light into the basement, allow for passive heating, and give ample ceiling height for the shop. Then on second (uppermost) floor I shifted the middle bay of the floor down 4 feet, removed most of the floor on the North side, and added a 15 foot side bump out on that same side near basement level in order to create 4 tiers of studio space. This space opens up to a massive view port to downtown Lexington connecting the students to the context. This method also has acoustical advantages that counteract the noise issues found in traditional open studios.

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CLASS ITERATION MODEL: 3/8” = 1’0”

A REAL PROJECT In the Spring semester of 2019, I decided to partake in Reynolds studio for a second time. What made this variation interesting is the project had now become a reality (largely due to the influence our first studio had in Spring of 2018). With this studio we decided to revisit the design as a class and build a 3/8” = 1’0” model which would display what we believed the design should look like. Having experience from the past studio, I took on the model along with my classmate Pooya Mohaghegh which we build using the schools multi-cam CNC. As a class we decided to continue with the idea that 1/4 of the building is demolished and recycled, and decided the basement would be a massive shop, the first floor admin & faculty offices, and the third floor would be one large studio space. At the end of the semester we did a one-week charette to design an addition the take the place of the demolished part that would act as either a library, auditorium, lecture hall. or crit spaces. I chose to make a piece that fulfilled all of them. The most challenging aspect of this studio was considering budget (since we knew the amount) and trying to make a compelling project that was both experimental and economical at the same time.

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NEW AMERICANA ENVIROHOME COMPETITION PROJECT SYNOPSIS:

THE NEW AMERICAN HOME

COMPETITION 1/ ENVIROHOME

New Americana was a project about creating what we believed would be the american home of the future. This home would fit a new style of living efficiently and minimally, while not sacrificing popular features such as a garage, fireplaces, yards, or additional space for offices or in-home gyms. This 1,600 SF home was designed as part of a competition where the goal was to create a small and efficient home that would be built to survive in hurricane prone areas. The house would be made of all non-cellulose materials including Envirocast walls which not only gave the home great insulation but also provided flood resistance so that these homes would be easily reparable after major flooding. This small shotgun style home would run on solar power and utilize smart technology such as radiant concrete floors, Tesla Power Walls, and ductless HVAC systems.

DATES/ SPRING 201 PROFESSORS/ NONE PROJECT TYPE/ RESIDENTIAL PROJECT TEAM/ TRAVIS SPEARS & ARI SOGIN

FAMILY

1,600 SF

SOUTHEAST US SUBURBS

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URBAN GALLERY HOME SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE STUDIO SYNOPSIS:

HOME-STUDIO

STUDIOS 03/ URBAN RESIDENCE

The Gallery Home is a residence located in dense urban neighborhood in Long Island, NY. This house wouldn’t be a permanent residence yet it would be a temporary gallery space for an artist to display their art, as well as live and work. The artist would have a studio space to work in, gallery space, a formal living room to entertain and dine, a full kitchen, a large bedroom, a small office/library space, and a rooftop garden. The overall concept of the house was to balance the public and private spaces in a way that interacted appropriately with the surrounding context. The studio space is located in the basement level facing the water with no direct sun for an appropriate work space. The gallery is on street level which keeps visitors from traveling through private spaces. and displays the work to neighbors. The living room is located on the second floor facing the water and connected to a large private terrace suited for small parties. The bedroom space is lofted on the third floor on a private “capsule” giving the artist plenty of privacy in an otherwise exposed space. The kitchen, bathrooms, mechanical spaces, office, and garage are located up against an existing party wall on the west side of the house.

DATES/ FALL 2015 PROFESSORS/ CLYDE CARPENTER PROJECT TYPE/ RESIDENTIAL PROJECT TEAM/ TRAVIS SPEARS

ARTIST

3-STORY, 1-BED, 2.5 BATH

Long Island, NY

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2020 DESTIN AGGREGATED HOUSING STUDIO SYNOPSIS:

VERTICAL NEIGHBORHOOD

STUDIOS 04/ VERTICAL

Designing upward is something that really interests me. I have a personal love for big projects that challenge physics and become icons with in the communities they’re built by creating skylines and acting as guides of navigation. This project was done early in my academic career and while it’s far from finished, it only furthered my obsession with tall buildings. The objective was to design a beach tower full of luxury units that would house vacationers, “snow birds”, and everyday residents. My concept was simply to organize each of those groups within five separate towers all connected by egress in between. I adjusted the orientation to reflect the sun in the morning and capture its heat in the evening. and the shifted it up onto a plinth that housed parking, amenities, and admin, as well as defend units from flooding. The project showed me the difficulties of making vertical alignments to simplify the systems, and making a compelling facade at such a large scale. One of my goals as an architect is to work on a team that shares my passion about designing towers as I believe they will play a major role in the future of architecture.

DATES/ SPRING 2016 PROFESSORS/ MARK O’BRYAN PROJECT TYPE/ HOUSING PROJECT TEAM/ TRAVIS SPEARS

RESIDENTS, VACATIONERS

21-STORY, 60,000 SF FOOTPRINT

SANDESTIN, FL

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JARDIN DE LA ESPERANZA: GARDEN OF HOPE STUDY ABROAD STUDIO SYNOPSIS:

BEYOND MY SURROUNDINGS

STUDIOS 07/ GARDEN OF HOPE

During the summer of 2017 I was lucky enough to study abroad in Antigua, Guatemala for an 8 week semester where we were able to explore and submerse ourselves into the culture. We hiked active volcano’s, explored the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, and attend various events where we got to know the locals. The objective of the trip was to design and build a small structure that would act as a shelter for an after school program in a rural town in Guatemala. Once we arrived we we’re asked to expand the project to include an office space and a fruit stand. We were able to help with clearing the site and configure a masterplan as well as drawings, diagrams, and renderings that significantly informed the project. Unfortunately we didn’t get to help build it anything but the work we did was influential and resulted in a covered classroom space and a fruit stand being built. This adventure gave me a broader insight to the obstacles an architect faces when designing abroad such as communication, lack of resources, limited time, limited materials, etc. Although it was a challenge, I hope it was my first of many projects outside of the U.S,

DATES/ SUMMER 2017 PROFESSORS/ MIKE MCKAY PROJECT TYPE/ NON-PROFIT - AGRICULTURE PROJECT TEAM/ TRAVIS SPEARS, JOEL HOLLEY, PHILLIP COMBS

STUDENTS, GARDEN EMPLOYEES

2,500 SF BUILT

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA

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