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Lafayette Square Theatre

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Tenley Town Theatre

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Bikram Yoga Studio

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Spatial Sequence

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Canopy Installation

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The Kit of Parts

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Bauhaus Chess Table

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Experience_ 2012-2013

Global Architecture Brigades Vice President-Fundraising Chair

Traveled with a team of Catholic University architecture students to Santa Rosa, Honduras. There we constructed an academic center for the local children. The school’s design implemented passive strategies and used sustainable materials from the local area. Our group was responsible for the following construction tasks: laying CMU blocks, foundation work and mixing concrete/ mortar.

Winter 2012

Brown Craig & Turner Architects Internship

Daily tasks consisted of Autocad, Sketch Up, detail drawings, construction document reading, conceptual design work and correcting redlines.

Fall 2012

DC Incarcerated Youth Program Teaching Assistant

The Incarcerated Youth Program at the District of Columbia Jail provides academic services to students between 16 and 22 years old. This opportunity allowed me to educate students about architecture, and get them interested in the fields of math, art and science.

Havtech Summer 2011 Internship

Helped calculate energy savings on commercial HVAC systems, site visit documentation, and phone marketing.

2009-2011

Crown Title Internship

Established efficient and organized legal filing system. Engaged in file delivery, manual labor, and phone reception.

Skills_ Computer_ Autocad, Revit, Rhino 5.0, Flamingo, Grasshopper, Sketchup, AdobeSuite, iMovie, Final Cut Pro Hand_ Model Making, Filming, Photography, Drafting, Sketching

Education_ The Catholic University of America Washington D.C. 2009-2013

Bachelors of Science in Architecture & Planning

The Severn School Severna Park, MD 2005-2009

Recognitions_ The David Snyder Leadership Award

tylerthurston.

410.207.2202 | 40Thurston@cardinalmail.cua.edu | | tylerthurston.prosite.com |

Severn School

Mens Varsity Basketball Captain Severn School


Lafayette Square Theatre_ DS+R Studio: 401

The initial design concept creates a structure that filters the view of the White House through a pure glass form which occupies the center of historic Lafayette Square. The cube alters the main site line down 16th Street, while providing a monumental space for people to gather.


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View of The Peoples Monument down 16th Street.


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View of the urban plaza. Here tourists, locals, and skateboarders activate the space. News from the Washington Post is displayed on the facade of the People’s Monument.

Perspective of The People's Monument being occupied by protesters. The view of the White House down 16th street has now been altered by the monument’s change of color, thus indicating the protest occurring in this historical space.


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Lafayette Square Theatre_


Section Perspective, looking north west. Here the 30ft. x 30ft. skylight penetrates deep into the interior spaces allowing for programming to be situated around this source of natural light.


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Tenley Town Theatre_ Junior Studio: 301

The Tenley Town Theatre is located adjacent to the Tenley Town Metro in NW Washington D.C. The theatre deploys the theme of vantage within its main design strategies. The major atrium space offers split levels. Here the theatre audience can enjoy food and drink in the midst of the canyon like interior, viewing people passing up and down through the breakout spaces. The scale of this space humbles the audience as they await the main performance.


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Conceptual poster created with photos of the site to express the concept idea behind the design of the project.


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Level 3.5

Level 3 View of the main stairwell cantilevered over the north facade.

Level 2

View of the main atrium space where a man is on his way to the theatre.

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Geometry

Site Plan-Basement Private Public


Bikram Yoga Studio_ Sophomore Studio: 202

The following project asked us to analyze a site along H st. in Northeast D.C., and to design a bikram yoga studio in this location. The site is a few miles from Union Station, and is at the beginning of the H st. corridor, which is an up-and-coming area of D.C.. The revitalization of this area is becoming more noticeable, and young professionals are moving into the surrounding neighborhoods.


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BIKRAM YOGA STUDIO_ Sophomore Studio: 202

South Elevation

For this assignment, our professor asked us to have a unique experience on our site. The picture below is of us flying a homemade kite. This experience ultimately influenced the form of my yoga studio. The design’s main focus is to harness sunlight through kite shaped planes and filter this light backward into the interior spaces. Another focus of the design was to incorporate the theme of balance into the exterior and interior spaces. The entire floor is slightly off balance intentionally. Once you reach the yoga studio, here you find your balance. The two studios are the only rooms with a perfectly level floor. The circulation throughout the building is intended to act like the string of the kite.


The Spatial Sequence_ Freshman Studio: 102 The goal of this assignment was to choose a cubist era painting, and create a model showing circulation through the artwork's layers. The painting I chose was Comic Wedlock by Francis Picabia. This work was completed in 1914, and is currently owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


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Canopy Installation_ Junior Studio: 301 This group installation project followed a material study, in which we explored the effects of blow torching aluminum sheets. By heating the aluminum and puncturing holes in it, we achieved a golden brown array of colors. This allowed us to reflect the harsh natural light from above, and soften the light filtering through the canopy onto the first floor. The focus of the project was to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional in the way it improved lighting conditions. We were paired with a team exploring plastic tubing, which provided excellent overall structural support for the Canopy surface.


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The Kit of Parts_ Freshman Studio: 102 The concept behind this project was to choose a word to define your model’s concept. The word I chose was dialogue. We were given guidelines for the kit of parts we could use for the model, except for the roof. There were no restrictions to the type of roof we chose. My concept used the word dialogue and looked at it from internal and external perspectives.


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| TylerThurstoN. | The two reflecting pools create an external dialogue and provide different paths to the monolith in the back corner, which represents the end or solution reached by the dialogue.

The interior room underneath the roof serves as a place for internal dialogue to occur. Here the three light portals reflect off the mirrored floor of the interior space to provide illumination. These light portals also create a bridge from the internal dialogue to the external world.


Bauhaus Chess Table_ History of Architecture III This assignment challenged us to recreate a furniture piece from an architect we learned about in class. I chose the Bauhaus Chess set, originally designed by Josef Hartwig for the Leipzig World Fair in 1924. The pieces are shaped to represent the way that they move across the board, giving a modern and unique feel to the chess set.


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Experience_ 2012-2013

Global Architecture Brigades Vice President-Fundraising Chair

Traveled with a team of Catholic University architecture students to Santa Rosa, Honduras. There we constructed an academic center for the local children. The school’s design implemented passive strategies and used sustainable materials from the local area. Our group was responsible for the following construction tasks: laying CMU blocks, foundation work and mixing concrete/ mortar.

Winter 2012

Brown Craig & Turner Architects Internship

Daily tasks consisted of Autocad, Sketch Up, detail drawings, construction document reading, conceptual design work and correcting redlines.

Fall 2012

DC Incarcerated Youth Program Teaching Assistant

The Incarcerated Youth Program at the District of Columbia Jail provides academic services to students between 16 and 22 years old. This opportunity allowed me to educate students about architecture, and get them interested in the fields of math, art and science.

Havtech Summer 2011 Internship

Helped calculate energy savings on commercial HVAC systems, site visit documentation, and phone marketing.

2009-2011

Crown Title Internship

Established efficient and organized legal filing system. Engaged in file delivery, manual labor, and phone reception.

Skills_ Computer_ Autocad, Revit, Rhino 5.0, Flamingo, Grasshopper, Sketchup, AdobeSuite, iMovie, Final Cut Pro Hand_ Model Making, Filming, Photography, Drafting, Sketching

Education_ The Catholic University of America Washington D.C. 2009-2013

Bachelors of Science in Architecture & Planning

The Severn School Severna Park, MD 2005-2009

Recognitions_ The David Snyder Leadership Award

tylerthurston.

410.207.2202 | 40Thurston@cardinalmail.cua.edu | | tylerthurston.prosite.com |

Severn School

Mens Varsity Basketball Captain Severn School



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