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VALERIA DE JONGH

954 • 319 • 1829 valedejongh@gmail.com

Education

Experience

Northeastern University | B.S.

Massachusetts Port Authority Economic Planning & Development Department | STUDENT TECHNICAL

IN ARCHITECTURE + MINOR IN ART

Boston MA 02120

BOSTON MA | SCHEDULED TO GRADUATE SPRING 2014

ASSISTANT

Cumulative GPA: 3.1 Dean’s List, 2010

cient manner in order to develop maps, boards, brochures, presentations and other materials for team members using Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD. Worked alongside Authority’s Survey Department towards updating EP&D Lease Database (CLMS) using AutoCAD.

Lexia International | STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

BERLIN, GERMANY | SPRING 2012

Relevant Courses German Architecture + Urbanism History, Sustainability Seminar, Berlin Architecture Studio Abroad

Skills Software

AutoCAD Adobe Design Standard CS6 Adobe AfterEffects Rhinoceros Google SketchUp Kerkythea Revit Grasshopper ce CLMS Mastercam Manual

Drafting Model making Photography Painting Languages

Spanish – Fluent German – Intermediate

BOSTON MA | JUL 2011– DEC 2011

Appleton Cafe | BARISTA + ASSISTANT BAKER BOSTON MA | AUG 2012 – PRESENT

Bake, decorate and plate goods for selling throughout the day, prepare coffee and specialty drinks for customers as well as handling both phone and walk-in meal orders. Banana Republic | SALES SUPPORT AND ASSOCIATE PEMBROKE PINES FL + BOSTON MA | MAY 2010 – MAY 2011

nd merchandise and motivated them towards acquiring the brand’s credit card.

Activities + Leadership Northeastern University Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students | CHAPTER PRESIDENT 2012 - PRESENT, SECRETARY + PUBLIC RELATIONS 2010-11

School of Architecture student group devoted to students’ professional development. As a leader, I am part of the organizing and coordinating team for AIAS’ various activities, ranging from city-wide scavenger rm visits, guest speakers and software workshops. Art Collaborative | DESIGN GROUP LEADER 2011, GROUP TREASURER, 2010

Group devoted to the collaboration of Northeastern student artists from all majors and all disciplines. We create, organize and encourage particupation in weekly meetings, workshops (either student-taught or guest), student art exhibitions and a bi-annual student concert and gallery.


VALERIA DE JONGH

954 • 319 • 1829 valedejongh@gmail.com Boston MA 02120

References Andrew Hargens | SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Massachusetts Port Authority Economic Planning and Development Department ahargens@massport.com 617 • 568 • 3103 Rebecca Whidden | ADJUNCT PROFESSOR + DESIGNER AND PROJECT MANAGER

Northeastern University: Pattern and Urban Design Jones Architects becca@jonesarch.com 978 • 505 • 8815 Sarah Roszler | ADJUNCT PROFESSOR + DESIGNER

Northeastern University: Fundamental Architectural Design and Representation sroszler@gmail.com 617 • 250 • 6881


Architecture is the making of spaces with the potential to redefine the human experience. As a designer I strive to generate habitats that reflect human’s constant evolution and the processes of generating and regenerating. Spaces are catapults onto our full potential and unexplored possibilities, and thus they ought to reflect the adventurous spirit they seek to generate. They ought to inspire the inhabitant to challenge the status quo.


CONTENTS

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Christian Science Center Cafe

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Boston House of Fashion

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Performing Arts School

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Kleinen B端ndeln Haus + Gartens

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Assembly Square

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Miscellaneous

Fundamental Design Studio | Spring 2010

Site, Space and Program | Fall 2010

Urban Institutions | Spring 2011

Berlin Design Studio | Spring 2012

1960s Urbanism | Spring 2010

Art, Photography and other Endeavors


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CENTER CAFE

Fundamental Design Spring 2010

The Assignment was to develop a seasonal cafe for the Christian Science Center in Boston MA that would address the desolate aspect of the Huntington end of the site. My approach was to create a structure and terrace that reproduced the already successful characteristics of the ends of the site towards which people naturally gravitated. Experimenting with dramatic tectonic expression of the wood I was able to design a space that while attractive, was not intrusive to the site.


THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CENTER IS A BLOCK’S WORTH OF WIND TUNNELS AND BUILDINGS THAT LOOK LIKE SPACESHIPS The Christian Science Center is inhabited in very peculiar ways during the warm months of the year. The landscaped plots and the fountain attract groups, families and are incredibly lively, while the areas surrounding the reflective pool are much more prone to solitary activities. The cafe aims to activate this area by defining an edge within. Articulating the scale of the elongated paths and seting areas, an outdoor living room is created with Architecture in the same way a blanket does within a field for a picnic.

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BOSTON HOUSE OF FASHION

Site, Space and Program Fall 2010

Students were assigned to accomodate the large program for a renovation of the Boston School of Fashion into an inďŹ ll site within the compressed urban fabric of Newbury st. My design was aimed at creating a condensed college campus feeling within privided space by creating pseudo- independent buildings for each program and arranging them within the void, thus generating spaces that allowed for skylights as well as indoor courtyards and common areas.

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Negative Void = Quad

Program

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plan scale

plan scale

plan scale

plan scale

plan scale

BFH

BFH

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UP

UP

5’0” 1/4” = 1’0” valeria de jongh

NORTH

15’0” 1/4” = 1’0” valeria de jongh

NORTH

25’0” 1/4” = 1’0” valeria de jongh

NORTH

40’0” 1/4” = 1’0” valeria de jongh

NORTH

50’0” 1/4” = 1’0” valeria de jongh

NORTH

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UP


east entrance

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west entrance

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west entrance

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east entrance

perspective entrance valeria de jon

perspective entrance valeria de jongh


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PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL

Urban Institutions Spring 2011

Following an intensive urban and program analysis portion of the studio, students set out to accomodate the program for a visual and performing arts high school, as well as residential and commercial programs within site. Evolving from program studies and site analysis, my proposal is driven by the articulation of the gap between the public and private programs. The private program is accommodated within two bars (non-discipline and discipline), and the public program is clustered between the bars and the outer skin, generating nooks and overhangs that enhance the habitability of the hallways and public plaza.


RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

SCHOOL

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SOUTH END BOSTON’S OUTDOORS AREN’T VERY FRIENDLY Evolving from a site study which focused on climate and inhabitability of building envelopes and urban furnishings, my site proposals focused on spaces generated at a macro and micro scale either by the buildings as objects as well as the exterior building skin. Further onto the development of the project, I adopted this thesis and applied it onto the interior circulation, generating an interior “sidewalk” which served as a mixing box for all the disciplines housed by the school.


SUMMER

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BUS STOP AWNING

NOOK

BENCH

NONE

TEMPERATURE

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auditorium and theater

improv, music and dance

common space

gallery and visual arts improv

common space and admin library and classrooms

CIRCULATIONchanges in width, entries, chit-chat spaces, etc.

third floor

auditorium and theater

second floor access

ground floor

light third floor

improv, music and dance

second floor

ground floor

third floor

gallery and visual arts

second floor

access

ground floor light

common space and admin

third floor

second floor

ground floor

library and classrooms

third floor

second floor

ground floor

access

SECTIONAL RELATIONSsectional relationships between program groups and clusters

auditorium and theater

improv, music and dance

upper level interior

gallery and visual arts

ground level interior common space and admin

library and classrooms

PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION the juicy stuffthis is pretty much the other two program diagrams compiled.

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three

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north 16

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north

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two

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h =14’0

ground

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gallery

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auditorium

library

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KLEINEN BÜNDELN HAUS + GARTENS

Berlin Studio Abroad Spring 2012

During my Study Abroad in Berlin, our studio prompt was to design an apt. building in the very transited Friedrichstraße. My idea was to generate a vertical Mietskaserne, a space that brought together the distinct traits of the typical Berlin block+courtyard, with the flexibility and amenities of the suburbs. The modular unit design allows for expansion and downsizing as families grow and shrink, thus appealing to a variety of users and generating a diverse community of neighbors.


Mietskaserne

FriedrichstraĂ&#x;e Site

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UNIT PARTS AND ADDITIONS Essential Unit

Bedroom Add-ons

4m 6m

2.5x3m

3x4m

1m

4x5m

2x3m

2.5x4m

Bathroom Add-ons 6m

Multi-purpose Living Space

Bedroom

Kitchen

W.C. 1/2 bath

Green Open Space

Kitchen Add-ons

full|master bath

Multi-purpose Living space Add-ons 2x2m pantry

+4m²

+8m²

0

+outdoor space

1

2

5m

scale = 1cm:1m

+12m²

POSSIBLE PLAN & SECTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS Section

Single/Temporary

Section Option 1

Small and Permanent

Section Option 2

Starting/Growing Family Section

Shrinking Family

Small Family Section 0

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4

scale = 1cm:2m

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10m


FLEXIBLE UNIT SCHEME Single/Temporary

Seeking to meet the needs of traditional family dwellings in a modern era, the Kleine Bundeln Haus units are able to grow and shrink alongside their users, with different features (access, bathrooms, split levels, etc.) catered to fulfill the needs of the different demographics that may live within.

Growing/Shrinking Families

Small Family

Small Family

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ASSEMBLY SQUARE MASTER PLAN

1960s Urbanism Fall 2012

In an effort to develop a new identity for Somerville’s Assembly Square, students set out to research the site intrincate history and to develop frameworks and diagramatic plans for a mixed-use development to take over the prestigious waterfront lots and to work alongside the city’s masterplan for the area. My concept related directly to the historic and ecological identity of the site, as well as to its prized location by the Mystic River as well as with a direct view of the Boston skyline.


Orange Line Red Line MBTA Boat Car

MEDFORD

60, 701

EVERETT 42, 101 REVERE

52, 459 CHELSEA

10 miles

5 miles

2.5 mile

76, 519

7.5 miles

35, 649

SOMERVILLE

1 mile

Demographics of Neighboring Towns

who goes, how do they go to the

MALDEN

56, 738

WATERTOWN 32, 248

winthrop 18, 303

CAMBRIDGE 0-18

106, 308

18-35 35-60

BOSTON

EAST BOSTON 40, 508

625, 087

60+

BRIGHTON 43, 887

CHARLESTOWN 15, 588

DORCHESTER

Assembly Square is a site that has been generated by its surrounding infrastructure. While in years past, it was well connected and integrated to the Somerville Community, today it stands as a forgotten nitche hidden

Assembly Squ its surrounding i was well connec Community, toda

with assorted name-brand commercial shops.

with assorted na

In order to get people to this cut-off area, and take advantage of its full urbanistic potential, one must study where these people come from, who they are and how they’re getting there, while also looking at how they currently experience the site (in order to know what to

In order to get advantage of its where these peo they’re getting th currently experie

way they choose to approach it. Assembly Square is hardly a location for tourists to walk around, citizens to mingle with neighbors or families to go out for fresh air.

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Via a study of the neighboring towns’ demographics and availability of different modes of transportations for them to reach the square, one can thus infer which points of access are used the most, for how long and how each experience is different.

ROSLINDALE 30, 542

90 min to get to

30 min to get to

60 min to get to

30 min to get to

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Assem Squ

60 min


o and how do ey get through

mbly uare

uare is a site that has been generated by infrastructure. While in years past, it cted and integrated to the Somerville ay it stands as a forgotten nitche hidden

ame-brand commercial shops.

people to this cut-off area, and take s full urbanistic potential, one must study ople come from, who they are and how here, while also looking at how they ence the site (in order to know what to

1.7min to get through .64 Mi

Going Through Assembly Square

7min to get through 1 Mi

45min to get through 1 Mi

10min to get through .8 Mi

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Framework [The Assembly Square Dilemma] A lot of demographics have access to the site yet fail to use it to its full potential because of its disconnectedness from its immediate neighborhoods, and because its current program fails to reference its intrincate history nor create a new identity.

[The Assembly Square Solution] Create an icon that is not only interesting as a stand-alone structure, but that references back to the site’s intrincate hilly scape of the past and uses its already existing elements to create a community space.

[Major Strategies] Reduce island-like quality of Assembly Square by using district massing to refurbish and emphasize Somerville’s relationship to the Boston skyline and link it back to major access and transit zones. Create a Massing that plugs into and embeds onto the topography, revive the topographic identity and history of the site to generate an icon. Bring back flexible open space to the most paved municipality of Massachusetts. Turn open space and nature into the focus of the district and node in order to emphasize their importance in a growingly dense urban scape. Use existing active fronts and proposed (Goody Clancy) ones to guide access to the site. Introduce new active facades to create pedestrian zone or plaza. Segregate modes of travel (MBTA, automobile and pedestrian) in order to create distinct experiences of the site that depend on how a user goes to and through it.

Open Space

Facades

Infrastructure

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Active

Inactive

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Flexible

Minor

Active

Primary

Views

Waterfront

Access Axes

Major

Strict

Inactive

Secondary


Assembly square site plan 0’

16’

32’

64’ North

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Assembly square Urban Transect

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MISCELLANEOUS WORK Samples from graphics I developed during my time at the Massachusetts Port Authority Economic Planning and Development Department as well as artwork done independently and in the pursuit of my Art Minor.


COPLEY SQUARE ANALYSIS 24X36 ILLUSTRATION + INFOGRAPHIC This set of six infographics was developed as part of a Summer course that focused on studying urban spaces by understanding their spatial qualities, their history, their users and their positioning within the city. Copley square has the unique quality that it houses four of Boston’s most iconic historical buildings, it is also located at the intersection of four very distinct Boston neighborhoods. While its scale and perceivable prominence don’t reflect its urbanistic importance, Copley Square is none-the-less one of the city’s most diverse and active spaces both in terms of its rich variety of programs as well as the demographics that transit it. These drawings are devised to synthesize the past, present and future as well as the complexity of the identity of the square at both a human, urban and historic scale.

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Before 1858

Back Bay was a Salt Water Bay in the Back of the Shawmut Province. Its filling began in 1858 with Gondolas bringing and dumping debris and stone coming from Dedham onto the Bay.

1858-1877

Copley Square was at first called Art Square and the first buildings defining it were the MFA, the MIT School of Architecture, the Westminster Hotel and the Chauncy Hall School.

1877-1910

The Tremont Trolley Company had a Public Transit System that interconected the square with Boylston and other prominent areas of the Back Bay. Likewise, pretty important landmarks were added at this time, like Ruskin’s famous Trinity Church, a building that almost every Northeastern Architecture student seems to enjoy diagramming.

1910-1940

Tre Tremont Trolley Company moved their Trolley system underground to accomodae the increased automobilistic travel. Likewise, the MFA moved and its site was filled with what is now the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.

How dare thee disrupt my Kingdom of the Seas!

Evolution and Growth of Copley Copley acts as the junction between four of Boston’s most distinc grids and areas, Back Bay with its orthogonal lines, Hynes Convention and Hotel grid with its cutting diagonal axes, the South End with its oscillating curved streets and Downtown with its distinct uneven blocks. Because of the unique contrast between them, Copley has evolved as each of the grid’s urban identity has grown, and thus acts as a unique mixing place for each of the grid’s unique demographic.

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Copley Square a study by Valeria de Jongh

1940-1970

Huntington was truncated in order to give Copley its current shape. Also, the MIT School of Architecture moved out and its building was replaced with the New Home Office Building... later on, this was the home for Filene’s Basement, a store everyone seemed to like but went bankrupt.

1970-present

The Westminster Hotel was replaced by New England’s tallest skyscraper, the Hancock Tower. 500 Boylston was built shortly after, and it is where they film Boston Legal.

happily ever after?

Contrast and Experience at Copley

Al Gore says that the Sea Level is rising and the Polar Ice plates are melting... this can either be because of Global Warming... Poseidon’s passive aggressive way to avenge his Kingdom’s filling. ... to be continued

Boston Public Library

k Bay - Shops and Residential

Tourism

John Hancock Tower

Leisure

Back Ba Back Bay - Convention ?

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Business Downtown

South End

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UNTITLED DREAM SQUENCE SET OF 8 10X10 COLLAGES

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