Flandrau-University Planetarium & Science Center - Tucson, AZ
H.W. Bioshock Plaza Complex- Mixed Use Development -
Rio Nuevo/Gasden Mission District- Mixed Use Development - Tucson, AZ
Lower Ninth Ward Project - New Housing Development - New Orleans, LA
Tucson Unity Center - Tucson, AZ
Masters Project: Los Angeles Metro-Pico/Aliso Transit Station
FLAUNDRAU-UNIVERSITY PLANETARIUM & SCIENCE CENTER at the university of Arizona
The goal of this design project is to replace the existing Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium into more a innovative and inviting space near the open mall of the University of Arizona campus. This design will serve as a public space to view scientific collections along with a private space for research purposes for the university. Currently, many of the exciting spaces in the existing building feels hidden behind closed doors with poorly designed spaces & feels visually inaccessible. The purpose of renovating this facility is to embellish the public experience from the university mall which is one of the most â€˜iconicâ€™ exterior spaces on campus. This structure will also bring a unique character to the campus and to provide the opportunity for this space to used by students, visitors, children & adults.
Modeling & Construction phase
the most important phase of this project was addressing the missing parts of the building that were essential in order for the program to function properly such as mechanical spaces, vertical & horizontal circulation and egress. This particular development was necessary because this would graphically explain the ordering of the building parts in relation to a clear performance and site concept.
The purpose of developing this comprehensive process was to communicate graphically how the ordering systems of the program and the building as a whole is organized to optimize passive cooling, shading, ventilation, and other strategies to reduce the buildingâ€™s carbon footprint and increase quality of life for the users.
H.W. BIOSHOCK PLAZA COMPLEX LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS CHICAGO, IL
Chicago is one of the most attractive cities in America where there are multiple opportunities to design skyscrapers. The proposed site is located at the corner of harrison ave. and wabash st. The idea was to develop a skyscraper involving a mixeduse development program located at an existing cta rail line. This particular railline is passing directly through the middle of the site. This presented an opportunity to develop a space where the urban context is the main theme of this project. This was also an opportunity to explore the means of density and incorporate multiple other conviences to address the public and local surroundings.
rio nuevo/gasden mission district-mixed-use development 800 w. congress st- tucson, az
This historical district west of downtown tucson is transforming into a new level of urban density. Located between interstate 10 and the intersection of W. Congress & Avenida Del Convento, this mixed-use development complex is fully integrated with commercial-retail at the street level and residential units above. the benefit of this development is that this will attract more diversity, liveliness, activeness and enterprise within downtown tucson and will revolutionize the community into a urban, sustainable and transit-oriented environment.
This development is apart of the existing construction of the rio nuevo/gasden mission project. This master plan includes a light-rail streetcar linking from the gasden district, downtown tucson and the univeristy of arizona. This project aims strongly towards incorporating an urban fabric connecting to downtown tucson. This mixed-use design can be seen as the inception of accumulating density and encouraging residents to travel around the city through the means of public transportation.
lower ninth ward projectnew housing development 1720 n. tennessee st. - new orleans, la Hurricane Katrina was one of the most horrific storms to hit New Orleans, Louisiana & the gulf coast on August 29, 2005. thousands of residents were affected by this storm leaving about 90 percent of the city under flood zones with homes destroyed & residents feeling helpless & trapped on top of their roofs of their homes. The lower ninth ward was one of many neighborhoods in New Orleans that had received most dreadful damages compared to other neighborhoods in the city. One importnat reasons was because of the man-made levees that failed to protect the land. This storm caused many of the rivers, the industrial canal and the bayou to overflow and surge in multiple directions, all causing horrific damages to the city.
Before Hurricane Katrina, the Lower Ninth ward district was one of the most historic and active neighborhoods throughout New Orleans’ history. Many residents & multiple generations of this neighborhood have over a 1oo years of history that all began in this district. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, the lower ninth is still struggling to recover it’s lost history that the storm took away from its residents. While the process of rebuilding this community has become a new journey, the “make it right foundation” sponsored by Brad Pitt, has committed and have already began redeveloping new homes that were originally destroyed the residents that have stayed loyal to their neighborhood, in which they will always call home. For some, this neighborhood and their property was all they had and are unable to relocate to any other place. This was a special opportunity for me to become involved in this community and make a impact for many families and lives.
Tucson Unity Center council st. & grossetta ave.
- tucson, az
The mission of the Tucson Unity Center was to develop a stronger & active community in downtown Tucson. This is achieved by promoting distinctiveness, variety & diversity amongst all ages, youth, gender & ethnicities. One of the main goals of this program was to provide the best quality service for individuals with physical and mental disabilities & providing equal comfortable for a normal healthy human beings. The vision of this program was to interconnect the surrounding downtown districts and offer a new way to develop growth, unity and independent living. Designing this facility between Stone Ave. & Toole Ave. is an important site because it will create the opportunity to ressurect the old demolished streets of Council Ave. and Grosseta Ave. By reconstructing these two intersections, this will create an accessible pedestrian path and vehicular drop-off.
MASTERS PROJECT 2013: LOS ANGELES METRO PICO/ALISO TRANSIT STATION MIXED-USE COMMERCIAL/RETAIL TRANSIT CENTER BOYLE HEIGHTS DISTRICT - LOS ANGELES, CA
Manifesto My focus for this thesis project was to develop an urban infrastructural program that could impact local residents & industries of the Boyle Heights & Arts District neighborhoods near Downtown Los Angeles. My mission was to develop a program that will promote livability, accessibility, identity, opportunity, imagination, culture and public life for all people in both of these communities. During this research, my comprehension of los angelesâ€™ urban context consists a full site analysis of residential population, land uses, people, infrastructure, fabric, body, mind and soul. I believe that architectural & urban design draws together multiple strands of place-making, environmental stewardship, economic viability and social equity into the formation of places with distinct identity and beauty. 49
This construction serves beyond just a waiting area for pedestrians & commuters, but also serves as a unique sense of space for local residents. The purpose of this transit center is to demonstrate to commuters and pedestrians the advantages & opportunity of using public transportation. This is a special experience of life outside of the car in los angeles. This program provides numerous opportunties of using each space in the building program contradictorily. All of the spaces are compatable amongst one another in order to create a complete active and liveable urban culture with functional multi-use spaces. Another asset of this program was the communal connection provided for residents & children of this neighborhood which enhances the richness & life to this area in the boyle heights district inviting commuters to experience this special community in los angeles.
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS & SKETCHES
Theodore (T.R.)Badger 1111 W. St. Marys Rd. #1126
Tucson, AZ 85745
Employment experience Designer/Drafter ELECTRICAL CONSULTANTS, INC. - PHOENIX, AZ
April 2012-October 2013
Design and edited constuction documents. Developed multiple electrical insulators. Assist with engineers with electircal pole designs. Use AUOCAD 2013 and Microstation V8 to develop detail drawings of structural poles, wiring diagrams, sections and elevations.
IT Printer Technician Specialist COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA - TUCSON, AZ -
Instructed 50 + students on how to prepare and print large plotting files. Provided support for 50+ students pertaining to issues on the plotter during a print job Responsible for supplying inventory and monitoring all 5 plotters, 20+ ink jets and cartridges in the CALA building. Developed 5 online tutorials for printing directions using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD 2013.
Upward Bound Instructor & Tutor in Architectural Design UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM AT PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - DESERT VISTA - TUCSON, AZ
May 2011-July 2013
Taught 4 classes with 15+ high school students per class about the fundamentals of architecture. Conducted 5+ workshops on presentation skills and lab work sessions with the students. Provided tutoring for 50 high school upward bound students. Constructed a summer long syllabus describing the general overview of the weekly assignments and activities.
- Provided availability hours after-school for tutoring and mentoring.
Assistant Architectural CAD Drafter & Surveyor UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA & TOHONO Oâ€™ODHAM NATION - TUCSON, AZ
June 2012-August 2012
August 2012-October 2013
Participated Drafted plot Used AutoCAD Used AutoCAD
site analyzing with a professional surveyor. points for a steep hill in the San Xavier Indian Reservation south of Tucson, AZ 2013 to draft topographic lines of the hills at the San Xavier Indian Reservation. 2013 to draft and layout data points upon the sloped hill in the reservation.
Laser Lab Technician Specialist COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA - TUCSON, AZ - Developed on-line and 4 hard-copy tutorials on how to use the laser printer machines with various software applications such as Rhino 4, AutoCAD and Adobe Illustrator. Developed 5 online tutorials for printing directions using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD 2013. - Responsible for technical maintenance duties and applying testing procedures on the laser printer machines daily.
education August 2005-May 2010
Bachelor of Science: (BSAS) Architectural Studies/Urban Planning August 2005- May 2010 University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Undergraduate McNair and CIC/SROP Scholar (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Illinois at Chicago)
August 2010-May 2013 -
Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) August 2010- May 2013 The University of Arizona
Academic presentations CIC, SROP National Conference, “Passport to Ph.D.” at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI August 2009 -
“Cultural Heritage & Tourism Development in Pembroke-Hopkins Park, IL.” (Student Panelist)
University of Illinois at Chicago Student Research Opportunity Program (SROP) - Chicago, IL August 2009-
“Cultural Heritage & Tourism Development in Pembroke-Hopkins Park, IL” . (Student Panelist)
Ronald E. McNair, CIC and WiscAMP Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI July 2008-
“The Concept of New Urbanism in Contemporary Architecture.” (Student Panelist)
Professional organizations/honors/ affliations & recognitions 2010 2008-2009 2008 2009 2007 2007- Current
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Midwest Regional Conference - Chapter President (2009-2010) National McNair/MAOPP Conference Student Research Presenter- Delevan, WI University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Ronald E. McNair Baccalaureate Scholar Student Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago Findorff Minority Scholarship Award- UW-Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP). Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated (Baltimore, MD).
Software proficiency Medium Proficiency
Revit Architecture (2012), Rhino 4
AutoCAD (2010-2013), Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign Bentley Microstation V8i, Google Sketchup, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
Personal experiences & interests
Musician (drummer) at Siloam Freewill Church, Basketball (Division 1AA- Intramural/Basketball Practice Squad), DJ (UWM Recreation Center) Athletics (Volleyball & Weight Lifting), Mentoring Youth through academics and athletics, Chess, Drawing
Dr. Mark Frederickson, Ph.D. Professor at College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture The University of Arizona ARCHITECTURE 316 520-621-3948 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos J. Encinas, RLS Realty Specialist Tohono Oâ€™odham Nation Reality Program P.O. Box 837 Sells, Arizona 837 Carlos.Encinas@tonation-nsn.gov (520)383-0300
Koabi Brooks, IT Support Analyst, Senior College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture The University of Arizona ARCHITECTURE 203 520-621-3284 email@example.com
Nura A. Dualeh Assistant Director, McNair Program P.O. Box 210102 The University of Arizona Ronald E. McNair Building Graduate Diversity Programs #102 firstname.lastname@example.org (520)626-7475
Daniel Pacheco Program Manager TRiO Upward Bound Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus Office: (520) 206-5145 Fax: (520) 206-5206