Tyler P. Convery [631-807-6794, Ty.Convery@gmail.com]
Education 1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute : August 2009 – May 2014 [Architecture Major, Psychology Minor]
2. Dowling College : September 2009 [Developmental Writing, Creative Writing, Essay Writing]
3. New York University : Summer 2007 [Criminology and Sociology, Writing and Literary Analysis]
4. Longwood High School : 2006 – 2009 [Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors]
Experience 1. Study Abroad Program [Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India] : Spring 2013 [Various Travels in Northern and Southern India, Studies at CEPT University]
2. Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center [EMPAC] – Summer 2012-Present [Performing Artist Assistant: Green Room Management, Driver / Courier]
3. School of Architecture Fabrication Shop : Winter 2011-Present [Teaching Assistant: CNC Milling, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Tablesaw, Safety Management]
4. The Brown Bag : Fall 2012 [Cook / Cashier / Kitchen Prep]
5. CASE Window & Door : Winter 2012-Summer 2012 [Computer Modeler / Rendering Team]
6. Center for Architecture Science and Ecology [CASE Program] : Fall 2011 [Intern / Researcher] 7. Burger Shack : Spring 2011-Winter 2012 [Head Cook: Kitchen Management, Inventory]
8. New York State Parks Department : Summer 2010 [Grounds Keeper / Custodian / Cashier] 9. The Pixel Print Network : 2006-2009 [Shipping Manager / Bindery Worker]
Software 1. Rhinoceros 5.0 for 3D Modeling and Drawing [VRay for Rendering, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, Weaverbird]
2. Autodesk 2012 for 3D Modeling and Drawing [AutoCAD, Maya, Revit, Vasari, Ecotect]
3. Adobe CS6 for Graphics, Layouts, and Drawing [InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Fireworks]
4. Bentley Suite for 3D Modeling and Drawing [Bentley Microstation, Bentley Architecture]
5. Microsoft Office / iWork [Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Numbers, Keynote, Notes]
Honors 1. AIAS Coffee Cart Design Competition: Spring 2012 [ Jury Selected Design for Commercial Usage] 2. RPI SoA Digital Futures Book Fall 2012 [Professor Recommended Semester Submission] 3. The Gallery at Albany International Airport: Winter 2009 [ Jury Selected Full Scale Installation]
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, STEP RIGHT UP! GATHER ROUND! SEE THE WORK OF TYLER CONVERY. The kid’s got great stuff and he can’t wait for you to see it. He’s documented all the material that’s ready for the exhibition. You’re in for a real treat! The show is being presented in the following segments: OPENING ACTS .......................................................2 FEATURED PRESENTATION ......................................9 SUPPORTING ROLES ..............................................15 GRAND FINALE .....................................................21
These Opening Acts really show the diversity this guy is packing, and it’s only the beginning! TRITOWERS
Fall 2011 3 - A mixed use high rise located on the current Petronas Twin Tower site in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Developed with the environment in mind, the twists and louvers of the tower respond to the sun and the biannual winds of Kuala Lumpur’s monsoon season. 4 – The rotation of the towers results in natural isolation that ensures privacy for users. Circulation and program are dictated by the connection of the three towers and their twisting cores.
Spring 2012 5 - The Coffee Cart was commissioned by AIAS to provide coffee to the guests and members of the school of architecture during the Smart Geometry conference held at EMPAC in March of 2012. Having won the competition with a preliminary design, the design and fabrication was completed within three weeks. The cart is made of Baltic birch plywood which fits together in puzzle box fashion with the central axle dividing the interior storage. When not in use the cart is a rectilinear storage container, but when deployed it becomes a full service station creating its own atmosphere wherever it goes. It is expected to be in use for the next four years.
Fall 2012 6 - A seven chamber crematorium located on the Salton Sea in California. The challenge was to create a facility capable of handling multiple services while creating intimate moments for the masses. 7 – The crematorium operates in a series of chambers which force users to operate along curves, obstructing visual connectivity. The procession becomes desolate and operates as a labyrinth optimized for reflection of lost loved ones. 8 –To inform the design, a dissection of Borromini and Bernini’s Palazzo Barberrini examined the spatial sequencing of interior envelopes. Proportions of public space to architectural event was also considered.
Stacked & Twisted Program
5 Closed Configuration
Spatial Sequencing of Plan
Symmetry through Repitition in Elevation Proportions of Labyrinth in Elevation
Dissection of Palazzo Barberrini into Programmatic Components
Analysis of Interior Poche to Inhabitable spaces
Architectural Event Vs Public Space
The Featured Presentation is gonna knock your socks off! This main act shows how far our man can take a project. Hang on to your hat! 80 SOUTH STREET
Spring 2012 10 - Designed as an iteration of Santiago Calatrava’s proposition for ten townhouses at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, 80 South Street aimed to create a vertical neighborhood in New York. Townhouses were combined with an endless list of amenities that created an environment so diverse it generated its own culture. Smaller districts in the 1,300 foot tower were defined by connecting super lobbies that had green spaces in them. 11 – Town houses and amenities were treated as boxes that stacked, shifted, and scaled as the tower grew. Amenities were enclosed with a cable net skin that spanned several floors at times, spatially connecting a variety of activities. Apartments ranged from one to three floors high and offered terraces and double high spaces. The core was split into two access routes, amenity and apartment. 12 – The site aimed to act as an extension of SHoP architect’s existing pier by bringing water and green spaces into the site. Food carts (previously in disarray under the FDR Drive) were given a structured, tree-lined space on the northern edge of the site. The skin enclosing the amenities touched down into an operable, semienclosed park area which housed a cafe and the resident entrance. 13 – The connective membrane encompassed the amenities as it wrapped three quarters of the way around the tower. This twist allowed for a progression of views which are accented by viewports which frame the Manhattan skyline. The main shift in townhouse neighborhoods dictated the size of individual apartments and the lifestyles associated with them. 14 – The model was developed as a test to see how the cable net would twist and shift in comparison to the physics based model generated by the computer (Grasshopper & Kangaroo). The interior view of the basketball court demonstrates the continuity and fluidity of the skin.
Air Space Treatment
The Supporting Roles show our star when he was just starting out. His early work is a tribute to his natural talent! SOPHOMORE STUDIOS
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 16 – An investigation in Mies Van der Rohe’s Krefeld Villas was informative of the importance of the progression and sequencing of spaces. Here three walk-throughs are charted with the trim of the rooms being shown as the spatial generator (note the constriction of the servant quarters). The drawing and diagramming of a Shaker Coffee Roaster was informative of cyclical motion and the proportionate energy to velocity. Here the roaster is seen accelerating while being heated. 17 – A Troy based social housing project that was developed as a complex of maizonettes intended to equally distribute communal spaces. The sequencing of spaces used the Mies diagram as a generator. to balance the feeling of comfort with the effect of the community. 18 – The energy and motion being analyzed in the coffee roaster was communicated through the form of this Shaker Artifact museum. The exoskeleton allowed for plastic spaces to be developed on the inside, and a contextualization to the landscape on the exterior. 19 – While not as critical or developed as more recent projects, this sequence of models and images shows is a tribute to the primitive spatial and formal work done in my first two years of school.
Spring 2012 20 – This window detail is one of many produced for the CASE Window & Door company. As part of their rendering and modeling team I worked through details of windows and their components to produce photo realistic images for their prospective clients.
Walking from Dining Room To Living Room
Walking from Den to Living Room
Walking from Servantâ€™s Quarter to Kitchen
Acceleration of Coffee Roaster as Heat is Applied
17 Level 4
West Elevation Level 3
South Elevation Level 2
Cut Away Suection
Transverse Section Facing South
Transverse Section Facing North
Tilt-Turn Window Clad With Aluminum & Oak
Window Demonstrating Turn
Window Demonstrating Tilt
For the Grand Finale we have a true test of character. Would you believe it? Our Friend even cares about humanity! Here’s the final word from the man at hand.
The work which I have shown has been my most presentable and polished work. I have spent countless days and nights producing the drawings, renders, and diagrams. However, the following series of portraits is more important to me those projects will ever be. They represent a demographic of the everyday pedestrian in the downtown Troy area (located adjacent to RPI). While crime is not high, many students voice fears of going downtown because it was “seedy” or “sketchy”. Some even say that there is “too many black people” for them to go there. There is prejudice in the majority of citizens in American society and many of them are unaware of their bigotry. The difference between the projected fears of the average citizen and actual interactions with the general population causes an apathetic society and communal disconnect. The mentality results in the architectural conditions which cause Koolhaas’ New York to be delirious. My bleeding heart wants to fix, change, and morally correct the prejudices of humanity on a global scale. To alter the condition at RPI, I posted the portraits on campus to force students to come into visual contact with the undesired population. Discomfort felt by students when encountering the installation was a reminder of their own imperfections. I viewed the work as an advertisement for the masses that humanized the monstrous images citizens have constructed in their minds. Changing the negative aspects of a global mentality is no small feat and can be approached in a variety of methods. In the fall of 2011 I became highly interested in the homeless population of New York and began work on a documentary. The goal was to understand all aspects of being homeless and to discuss the issue with the residents, tourists, commuters, pan handlers, and homeless persons which make up the city’s population. How does one become homeless, what constitutes homelessness, and why their families fail to take care of them were some of the issues being raised. This line of questioning often discusses where the blame for the homeless condition lies. The answer is that the blame lies with all members of society. Therefore it will take all of us to change it.