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Architectural PTrey ortfolio V Meyer

B.S. Arch - University of Cincinnati M. Arch - Clemson University

Design Continuum Table of Contents

F all 09 - Spring 14 | Trey Meyer

Over my educational studies and professional experience, I have been immersed in learning skill sets, both manually and digitally through projects done individually as well as collaboratively. In improving these skills, I have began to expand my ability to present ideas and process in clear, understandable architectural discourse. The following portfolio is a representation of the skills integrated with design process over my first four and a half years of academic learning and professional experiences.


Continuum: anything that goes through a gradual transition from one condition, to a different condition, without any abrupt changes

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T h e C o l l a b o r a t i v e I n c. S k y s c r a p e r: B u i l d i n g I s B e i n g R i c h a r d H e n r y B e h r A r c h i t e c t P . C. N i e h o f f S t u d i o: H e l i x Oculus And Alter

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D e s i g n C u b e s / M o d u l a r ‘N o o k’ Literary Arts Center Tectonic Exploration Cultural Integratation Adaptig Gridded Identities The Vertical Schism Parametric Fragmentation Folded Juxtaposition Framing Sustainable Transportation



Resume Information Background & Skills



Personal Website:


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Clemson University



CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA | FALL 2013 - PRESENT Graduate Assistant: Arch 101 Introduction to Architecture. As a graduate instructor, my duties include overseeing the development in hand skills, representation, and documentation of 18 beginner students.

University of Cincinnati


The Collaborative Inc.

TOLEDO, OHIO | SUMMER 2011 - WINTER 2011 + SUMMER 2013 Architecture Intern: Responsibilities within the architectural firm included CAD documentation, updating renderings, preparing presentation boards, documenting LEED credits, and field verification.

Tinora High School




Revit**/Ecotect* Rhinoceros** Grasshopper* ArchiCAD** Maya**



AutoCAD** Sketch Up** Illustrator** Photoshop** In Design**

Cincinnati City Revival Cincinnati Dance Marathon Habitat for Humanity Matthew 25 Ministries National Honors Society Graduate ArchitectureStudent Partnership (GASP)

Dreamweaver** Laser Cutting** Word** Excel** HTML**

Interests Traveling/Culture Photography Sketching Basketball Baseball Skiing Golf

Study Abroad Program


PARIS, FRANCE | FALL 2012 A group of twenty students participated in the experience of traveling to Europe to study and analyze significant historic and modern architecture, while learning & understanding a foreign culture.

German Language* Model Making** Wood Work** *Proficient Rendering** Drafting** **Advanced


ACSA: 2012-2013 Fabric in Architecture Student Design Competition 1st Prize Recipient Fabric Architecture Magezine Publication “Line, Point, Plane Simulation” Cincinnatus Scholar Recipient Magna Cum Laude Honors

Clemson University

Richard Henry Behr Architect P.C.

SCARSDALE, NEW YORK | SPRING 2012 - FALL 2012 Architecture Intern: Responsibilities consisted of handling multiple tasks including CAD documentation, creating renderings and presentations for client review, creating marketing brochures, & field verification.

The University of Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OHIO | WINTER 2012 Teaching Assistant: Arts & Society, Sustainability and Sustainable Design. My responsibilities of being a TA consisted of grading and analyzing one-page essays on contemporary issues in sustainability.

Design Cubes Studio Foundations

WINTER 2009 | Hank Hildebrandt

In this exercise, planed, framed, and mass objects were articulated following a 16� x 16� cube with the a restriction of creating and advising to a rectilinear grid. I approached the problem with the

goal of creating spatial identities within the cube through placement of solid and void elements, while leading the eye around the design by articulating the grain of the wood and framing views.

Furniture Modular “Nook”

SPRING 2010 | Sean Cottengim

The Modular “Nook” was a collaborative project completed with the work and insights of eighteen students. The objective of the project was to create a unit of furniture that could be built in multiplication and arranged in a variety of orientations. I acted as a team leader, organizing group members and encouraging the flow of ideas into a colllective thought process. The group pursued an exploration of materials and joint conditions to form a furniture piece that could be situated from a variety of lounging experiences. The concept of the unit was to express the joinery of the materials, eliminating glue and exposing the physical connections. A contrast in color of materiality was chosen as an aesthetic to demonstrate the artistic bonding element of the furniture units.


Cincinnati , OH Literary Arts Center

FALL 2011 | Jim Postell


The design for the Center for Literary Studies, a proposed library/writer’s retreat, includes an outline of activities and program promoting the study of reading and writing. The Center’s design is intended to encourage interaction between the two disciplines through a visual and experiential separation and reconnection.

Design Ideation Parti

Site Responses

Volumetric Axon

Interior Sequence

Massing Iterations


The exploration of varying floor elevations, material properties, and grid analysis derived from the context of the site are integrated as ways to achieve the distinction in the design. Where the two disciplines meet is proposed to be a dynamic space interjecting inside the design as a meeting space, or a literal

connection of the two. The design strategy for a separation of the reading component from the writing component is executed in both plan and section, with the implementation of separation in form encouraging both the flow of circulation through the site along with creating public and private spaces.



1/4”=1’ B u i l d i n g M o d e l

Daylighting Analysis






1. Circulation Desk 2. Storage 3. Stacks 4. Meeting Space 5. Reading Lounge 6. Worker’s Lounge 7. Writer’s Retreat 8. Kitchen


6 DN




7 3 1

4 UP


3 DN


1st Floor Plan 2nd Floor Plan


Public Private Semi-Private

Storybook Section

Centralization Tectonic Exploration

WINTER 2011 | Conor Brady

An investigation and implementation of tectonic and spatial logics was carried out in this exploration. A focus was placed on the tectonic ideas of planes, frames, and masses and the joinery between these elements. The context of a city landscape acted as an armature to receive tectonically designed interventions. Along with the city context, a centralized spatial organizational matrix was given to act as a guideline. I saw this as an opportunity to create an open space to act as centralized exterior plaza, while subdividing peripheral progam to a varity of local hubs.



Plan Details

Proposed Intervention

Cenral Plaza



Model Ideation

Built Armature Model

Threshold Section


Site Response Cultural Integration

SPRING 2011 | Ming Tang


Initial Design Ideas

The studies of the historic site at Fort Ancient, home of the Native American Hopewell Culture, led to an exploration of the opportunities for the built environment to enhance the experience of an individual within a space. The Hopewell culture achieved this relationship to the context through the connection of built forms in the shapes of mounds, directly correlating and responding to the site through the natural elements of the land, sea, & sky. I took a similar approach in my proposal by creating a unique experience where the occupant could begin to grasp a language of natural vs. man-built interventions. This was done with a manipulation of organic vs. rigid structure and framing views, encouraging the connection between the user and the overall experience of the site. The program was separated into lodging, exhibit, and research spaces, with the structure of the intervention became an inviting expression of integrating structure, ventilation, and a vegitated roof into one system. 3D A x o n o m e t r i c S e c t i o n


Daylighting Analysis

east view

Pr eliminary Sketches Incorporated Lightshelf


1. Lodging 2. Museum 3. Research 4. Cafeteria 5. Entry Vestibult 6. Service Space

Vegetated Roof Skin

Structural Girders

Interior Program

1st Floor Plan

2nd Floor Plan Glazed Mullion System

Loggia/Light Shelf

Structural System Analysis


Ventilation Analysis



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5 1. Lodging 2. Museum 3. Research 4. Cafeteria 5. Service

1/16”=1’ S e c t i o n M o d e l

Structural Exploration Model

Site Integration


WINTER 2009 | Hank Hildebrandt


Alderson Broaddus Athletic Stadium

Professional ExperienceInc. The Collaborative

SUMMER 2011 | FALL 2011

Otterbein University I had the opportunity to improve and express my skills at the architectural office of The Collaborative Inc. I was responsible for producing a variety of work on multiple projects in various phases of design, working with teams composed of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. Responsibilities included schematics, CD’s, as well as producing graphics used for client display and presentation. Graphical work consisted of site analysis along with the final master plan proposals. Ha r t w i c k C o l l e g e

All work courtesy of The Collaborative Inc.

Kalamazoo College


Design Ideation


Suburban Context Adapting Gridded Identities




Lifted Vo lum e

WINTER 2012 | Barry Stedman


The expectation for the project was to create a center to foster innovation and respond to the suburban context. My focus was to analyze and respond to the creative process through an exploitation of the suburban grid. The orthogonal grid of the existing site was interpreted to become a gradient of angles in which new opportunities of form and program were made available. The occupant was to begin to experience the break in the grid though out the built intervention in the building as well as the site. The overlapping and implementation of existing grids system derives a new identity within the design of juxtaposition and relationship to the context. The conceptualization of the from was a response to the suburban condition with the break in the grid representing a stimulation in creativity from the regular linear projection.

Tilted Vo lum e

Adapt ed


New Iden tity


Site Model



3 Site Grid Analysis



Fostering Creative Environments











Cafe - 1 Offices - 2 Meeting - 3 Recreation - 4 Auditorium - 5 Living Units - 6 Studio Spaces - 7

1st Floor Plan


2nd Floor Plan

Exploded Axonometric

Composite Section


EvoloSkyscraper: Competition Building is Being

WINTER 2012 | Participants: Margot Shaffron Trey Meyer

Conceptual Massing


WEST Diagrammatic Representation



Exploded Axon - Section


The proposal consists of a pair of towers depicting a convergence of Eastern and Western cultures through representational and symbolic qualities. The juxtaposition and wrapping between the two elements presents the synergy of today’s world. The design begins to symbolize the evolution and integration of two cultures through a single being of interaction. The tower symbolizing the East is organic and circular in form to speak to the fluidity and collectivity of the people, where as the Western tower is composed of rectilinear units to signify a more individualistic focus. A never ending journey is represented in the Eastern tower with structure that begins below ground and rising to a point leading further, while the Western tower contains a brighter color pallette along with a textural facade to symbolize a charachteristically loud culture.


Interior Atrium Perspective


Irvington Assisted Living Facilities - Schematic Design


Professional E xperience Richard Henry Behr Architect, P.C.

SPRING 2012 | SUMMER 2012

Gjonaj Residents - Schematic Design

I was given the opportunity to experience the dynamics and culture of a small architectural practice. I was able to work directly in a variety of projects in various phases. Working among professionals has helped my individual growth in skills, communication, and knowledge of architecture as a whole. The projects represented include two examples of work

All work courtesy of Richard Henry Behr Architect, P.C.

I contributed, both in the schematic phase. The first design consisted of incorporating 80 living units within a strictly zoned historic context. The design attempted to create a solution by manipulating program between aboveground and underground in a Shingle-style architectural language. The second project was a 7,000 sf single family residence. The plans and elevations were generated from base ideas and photos presented by the client.

Urban The High -R ise Vertical Schism

FALL 2012 | Gerald Larson

Navy Pier

Tribune Site

Chicago River


Design Ideation The Vertical Schism is a phrase coined by Rem Koolhaas as, “a systematic exploitation of the deliberate disconnection between stories� (Pg. 105 Delirious New York). The project proposes an interpretation of how this Schism may work through the exploration of circulation as a vertical street in order to respond to the contemporary urban condition. The first four floors, programmed as commercial spaces, act as a base to the armature of circulatory piers and additive units. The units are to be constructed in various scales with individual branding to accommodate the needs and program of the contemporary city. A dialogue is created within the master plan between public and private circulation: public meandering, private - direct. The form of both the base and tower encourage movement through the space with opportunites for pause.

Circulation Axonometric





Building Section


Streetfront Engagement


Rendered Perspectives


Site Plan

2 Site Section


Tower Base Floor Plans

East Elevation

South Elevation


ACSA Parametric Fabric Competition Fragmentation

1st Prize Recipient

SPRING 2013 | Professor Ming Tang BLVD Architects

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“Parametric Fragmentation” studies the implementation of parametric thinking in design as a strategy for deriving a fluid form that exploits fabric material’s natural, free-flowing capabilities. The goal of the exercise is to create an adaptable system flexible enough to be

executed at a variety of scales (i.e.urban, building, & human scale). The project combines computer simulation with the human elements of identifying input data, followed by overlaying the resulting information to create a shattered/ fragmented aesthetic in both plan and elevation.

Langzhong City Master Plan

Line , Point, Plane Simulation The info-graphic to the left relates the process of generating a template to be used as a form driver on any given site. Ideal circulatzory paths were merged together through a Newton attractive force simulation before being segmented into points, or social hubs, along the paths. These points were then used to create a fragmented surface using the Rhino+GH tool, Voronoi. The system of Voronoi’s fragmentation is affordable to be used in urban planning, site development, and facade treatment. The system was then applied to foster innovative strategies for fabric in architecture. I identified two uses of fabric: fabric for living and fabric for monument.

Urban Divisions

Auto/ Public Transit Scale

Pedesrian Scale

Pa r c e l Alignment

Zo n i n g T y p e

In the project, two key uses of fabric are identified: ETFE foil panels as a fabric for living and PVC canopies as a fabric for monument. The adaptable system is implemented on two pilot sites, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Langzhong, China, both being located between an urban environment and a body of water. The Langzhong site was derived as a fragmented unit of an overall city master plan created with the same system. A parameter for deriving the form was to elevate the section of a secondary fragment generated by the simulation to create privacy for guests while enhancing the context by allowing pedestrian traffic to flow uninterrupted below the volume.



20” x 20” C o m p e t i t i o n B o a r d 1




ETFE Facade Syste m


ETFE Pillow Steel Support Plate Weatherproof Membrane Primary Structure Air Supply Tube


ed iffus

l ura Nat ight l y Da

Ventilated Air Cavity

Cincinnati Oh Birdseye Persp ective

Circulation Offset

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Voronoi Simulation

2 8

Upper Levels


1. Front Desk 2. Restrooms 3 Retail Shops 4. Restaurant / Cocktail Lounge 5. Kitchen / Storage / Offices 6. Spa & Fitness Center 7. Pool Deck 8. Guest Bedrooms

3 2 5

Figure Reversal


4 7 7

Lower Level Langzhong Site Plan


dFORMNiehoff COMPETITION Studio: Helix

SPRING 2013 | Participants: Luke Erickson Trey Meyer

The goal of the competition was to modify an existing multi-functional space with digitally designed assemblies. These assemblies of partition or suspended ceiling systems were to be parametrically designed for optimal construction and acoustical performance. Our team’s solution was the HELIX partition; an operable screen assembly comprised of rotating fins, acoustic pin-up panels, and optional laser cut screen covers. The fins can interlock to form a continuous screen or fold away for individual panels. The fins and pin up capabilities address the flexibility of the space, while the folding action also allows for easier and more compact storage. The wooden modular system requires no adhesive for construction and can deconstruct easily.


24” x 36” E n t r y B o a r d

Front & R ear View

Conceptual R ender

Expldded P rocess Axon

Design Ideation


AIA C ompetition Oculus and Alter

SPRING 2013 | Participants Charles Wiederhold Trey Meyer

The concept of “Oculus and Alter” was a collaborative investigation to the competition held by the American Institute of Architects - Ohio Chapter. The AIA competition was executed under a strict 48 hour time limit. The program called for an ‘Architectural Congress of Ohio Pavilion’, in which the opportunity of creating an interactive design studio could be explored to showcase designer’s work to the surrounding neighborhood. The design made the gesture of promoting community involvement through an extended roof plaza coupled with the introduction of thoroughfares through and around the built intervention opening to the street corner. The oculus creates a ceremony to the underlying dynamic work station, labeled the alter. “Designers often tip toe the lines of contrasting ideas. Exploring the realms of private and public, reverence, and mockery, rite, and spontenaity, a pavilion emerges, celebrating the ironic position of the Architect archetype.”

30” x 40” C o m p e t i t i o n B o a r d E n t r y

HaikuFolded HouseJuxtaposition






A critical analysis of the notion of house and the emotions, experiences, and construction of a home. In helping these investigations, visual representations of the poem “A House by the Side of the Road”, written by Sam Walter Foss, were created. These creations led to the idea of thinking about moments in time while traveling along a path. In this moment a neighbor can experience an acceptance into the comfort zone that defines a home.

FALL 2013 | Dustin Albright Ufuk Ersoy

The design for the Haiku House was an exploration of Two working systems: Folded Elements responding to site factors & Juxtaposed Private and Public spaces. The plan organization plays on the notion of house and the varying scales of privacy from the oommunity to family level. The house was then used in Clemson University’s Solar Decathlon research proposal.

juxtaposition House by the Side of the Road Sam Walter Foss “...And still I rejoice when the travelers rejoice And weep with the strangers that moan, Nor live in my house by the side of the road Like a man who dwells alone...�

P lanes Creating Privacy Buffer Zones

Privacy From North Circulation

Sc hematic Models Single Plane Placed On Site Lifted From Ground Plane

Create Pedestrian Circulation Buffer

Cantileve red Structure Reacting To Sun Angle

Roof Angle Opens To Welcome Pedestrian

Privacy From South Circulation

Plan D etail

Panelized Precast Concrete Trombe Wall Louvres for Vented Wall Cavity 3/4” Cypress Interior Finish Wood Louvres 3/4” Gyp. Bd. 1’ x 8” Heavy Timber Beam 1/8” Glazed Double Paned Curtain Wall w/ H.M Frame Thermal Break w/ Steel Bolt Connectors 10” Reinforced Precast Concrete slab

1st Floor Plan S c a l e: 3/32”=1’

1’ x 8” Heavy Timber Beam Panelized Precast Concrete Trombe Wall 3/4” Cypress Interior Finish Wood Louvres 1/2” EPDM Roof Membrane

Ventilated Wall Cavity

6” Structural Insulated Panel 4” Rigid Insulation 3/4” Steel Angle Lintel Fixed Frame Window w/ 1/8” Double Paned Glazing 10” Precast Structural Panel

2’-10” x 7’ Hollow Framed Door Thermal Break w/ Steel Bolt Connection 10” Reinforced Precast Concrete Slab

2nd Floor Plan S c a l e: 3/32”=1’


North Elevation

South Elevation

East - West Section

West Elevation

East Elevation

North - South Section

1/4”=1’ B u i l d i n g M o d e l


Precast Investigations Framing Sustainable Transportation

WINTER 2011 | Carlos Barrios Dan Harding

The precast system is implemented between two sites along the Amtrak rail line in Clemson, SC. The two sites depict two interpretations of the same system: an open, green rural oriented system and a fragmentezdustrial urban oriented system. The master plan of the project includes a ‘greenway’ path which acts a connecting corridor between the two sites. Along this path, the sytem begins to morph and adapt to imitate its changing surroundings.




Casted Unit Iterations

Empty Form

3 Pouring Concrete Mold Casting





High Speed Rail

Clemson, SC

Urban Interpretation

Rural Interpretation

G r e e n C r e s c e n t L i n e: R a i l w a y /B i k e w a y C o n n e c t i o n

Camp / Park

Camp Parking


Proposed Bike Path Ou t d o o r O u t p o s t

Rural Site P lan

n nts

Repurposed Shelter House Proposed Bus Stop Multi-modal Transportation Hub Urban Site P lan Train Platform Proposed Bike Path

n nts

Photovoltaic Solar Collector Panel

Rural Interpretation

Rural Interpretation

1. Bike Path Passage 2. Outpost Leasable Retail 3. Office 4. Storage 5. Ticket kiosk

Mtl. Roof Coping

Precast Concrete Truss 4” Rigid Insulation Hollow Core Concrete Plank

Embedding Steel Angle Bolted Steel Angle Connector

Insulated Mtl. Panel Green Ventilated Living Wall

1’ Thickness Depth Precast Concrete Unit

6” Floating Concrete Slab


5 2 3

Steel Plate w/ Leveling Bolts

Vegetation Drainage Landing




1st Floor Plan

S c a l e: 1/64”=1’

B u i l d i n g S e c t i o n - B i k e/L a k e C o n n e c t i o n


Urban Interpretation

1. Bus Waiting Area 2. Leasable Retail Space 3. Leasable Retail Space 4. Kitchen/Storage 5. Office

Environmental Responses


6. Office 7. Train Waiting Area 8.Ticketing Kiosk 9. Administration Offices 10. Leaseable Space

11. Outdoor Terrace 12. Information Kiosk 13. Train Platform 14. Bus Drop-Off

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1st Floor Plan S c a l e: 1/64”=1’

Mtl. Roof Coping


Precast Concrete Truss 4” Rigid Insulation Hollow Core Concrete Plank


Embedding Steel Angle


Bolted Steel Angle Connector


Insulated Mtl. Panel 3” Concrete Topping Precast Concrete Double Tee Beams Embedded Casted Concrete Haunch 2’ x 2’ Drop Down Acoustical Panels


1’ Thickness Depth Precast Concrete Unit


Open to Below

Double Glazed Curtain Wall 6” Floating Concrete Slab Steel Plate w/ Leveling Bolts

W a l l S e c t i o n 1B


2nd Floor Plan

S c a l e: 1/64”=1’

S c a l e: NTS

Urban Interpretation

Photovoltaic Solar Collector Panel

Urban Interpretation B u i l d i n g S e c t i o n - T r a i n/B u s C o n n e c t i o n

Resulting Unit

Adjustable Doors

Inserted Formwork

Resulting Unit

Inserted Formwork

Mold Basin

F i n a l 1�=1’ S c a l e S e c t i o n M o d e l


HAND SKILLS Travel Sketches



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Trey V Meyer - Architecture Portfolio (2014)  

B.S. Architecture - University of Cincinnati Master of Architecture - Clemson University (Selected academic and professional work from 2009-...

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