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Portfolio Design projects by Robert Lane


Robert Lane

University of Virginia

Masters of Architecture 2019

191 Dove Ln. Monticello FL 32344 Phone (850) 545-2011 Email: rkl4fc@virginia.edu

University of Florida

Bachelors of Design 2016

Experience

University of Virginia Teaching Assistant, Design 2, Anselmo Canfora

Teaching design fundamentals including drafting and model making exploring intuitive design exploration and craft skill.

University of Virginia Teaching Assistant, L.o.L, Peter Waldman

Jan. 2019- May 2019 Aug. 2018 - Dec. 2018

Working with a section of students to explore Lessons on the Lawn key principles of theory, sketching and diagramming.

ABA Studio NYC , Summer Internship

Summer 2018

Primary working on conceptual design and presentations for clients working with performing arts and educational spaces.

University of Virginia Teaching Assistant, Design 2, Anselmo Canfora Assisting the professor in the explanation and execution of design projects. One on one with students to further their ideas and skill set.

Mitchell and Matthews Charlottesville, Winter Externship

Primary handling conceptual design for a small scale project featuring space saving design techniques.

Jan. 2018- May 2018 Winter 2017

University of Virginia Teaching Assistant, Theory, Ed Ford

Aug. 2017 - Jan. 2018

Department of Disability Determinations, Accountant IV

Jun. 2016 - Jul. 2017

Worked with 15 students leading weekly class discussions analyzing key architectural theories . One year contract to audit the current payment process and then create a new system based on efficiency and quality.

Alpha Phi Omega UF, Pledge Master, Spring semester

Feb. 2015 - May 2015

Guided 52 pledges through the national requirements to become brothers Wrote and proctored test, and managed community service hours (35).

University of Florida, Teaching Assistant, Design 1, Donna Cohen

Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2014

Worked with 40 students one on one, encouraging design exploration, providing information to develop skill set.

Volunteer Work Harborchase Of Gainesville, Care Giver

Jan. 2013 - Apr. 2016

Spending time with the elderly, providing companionship and comfort.

Forest Green Tutoring, Tutor

Jan. 2013 - Aug. 2014

Project Downtown, Cook and Server

Nov. 2014 - Apr. 2016

Providing tutoring to kids in an underprivileged area, education. Serving food to the homeless while also providing local services

Alachua County Humane Society, Staff

Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2015

Walking and socializing dogs, cleaning cages and play pens.

Programs and Abilities

InDesign Photoshop Rhino Sketch Up Auto-Cad

Drafting Diagramming Model Making Analytical thinking Design Cultivation

Passions

Arts and Culture Design Fundamentals Human centered design Planning and Urban scale Teaching and Education

References UVA Professor, Architecture Peter Waldman 434 924 6464 pdw7e@virginia.edu

ABA Studio, AIA, LEED AP Principal Andrew Bartle 212 206 8929 x103 abartle@abastudio.com

ABA Studio, LEED AP BD+C Danielle Eads 212 206 8929 x101 dceads@abastudio.com


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Nature + Artifice

Public District

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Cultural Gathering

Social Infrastructure 19

23

Lived Tradition

Community Revival 27

31

Florida Landscape

Broken Ground

35

Vertical Datum

39

Field to Fork

43

37 Lucent Construction

41

Form Transfer


03 Nature + Artifice

Celebrating and Revealing


Spring 2019

Nature+Artifice Celebrating and Revealing

Professor John Comazzi Addressing the modern definition of catastrophe the project works to celebrate and reveal the beauty of the natural world by using pavilions and gardens in unison with a scientific research center. Featuring a seed bank and climatic data earth drilling, the research found is used in the pavilion spaces so learning can be subconsciously achieved while also enjoying the materialistic representation of data.


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Celebrating and Revealing


Spring 2019

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07 Nature + Artifice

Celebrating and Revealing

The project places individuals in a variety of relationships with the natural world. A curated series of experiences from occupying the roots of a plant with sunken submerged architecture, to lifted light structures that become the canopy of the surrounding trees. A catalogue of desired spatial relationships unfolds as a meandering path on the site focusing on the smaller scale human relationships with the natural world. Small pavilions work as exhibit spaces of data & primary examples. Plant species highlighted both in research as well as the physical world. Using the sloping site the project unfolds as a series of platforms terracing the experience down the site. The lifted platforms provide a research and seed storage facility where a smaller facility of scientist research and develop the data used in the exhibits above.


Spring 2019


09 Public District

Public District Creating a Place of Growth

Professor Nancy Clark Partner Amanda Adrian, Given the task of editing the Essex Crossing proposal in the lower east side of Manhattan. The current project planned to build large shopping plaza in an area of rich culture, known for its movies art and Music. Our revision included the necessity to connect to the lower income families and the history by creating public areas for sale of art goods and even an area for performance. The public district was designed to negotiate between the current residents lifestyle and where the area is heading with its growing commercial opportunity in the area. We did this with the creation of an outdoor market, open air park, Amphitheater, literacy school and residential tower.

Creating a Place For Growth


Fall 2015


11 Public District

Creating a Place For Growth

Integration into the current site is shown with in the two sections. The Left showing the residential space of the tower suspended above the retail space below and its reach outward to the public spaces. The section to the right focuses mainly on retail expansion into the streetscape. While highlighting the dynamics of the internal tower space.


Fall 2015

The renders on the lower half exhibit how public spaces would be utilized. Occupation of the streetscape in this neighborhood is fundamental to the success of the project. The original Essex design featured no external public space and deterred foot traffic and street side occupation that is key to the neighborhood and the street side artisans.


13 Public District

Creating a Place For Growth


Fall 2015


15 Cultural Gathering

Exploring Berlins Kulturforum

Cultural Gathering Exploring Berlins Kulturforum

Professor Jeremy Foster Partner Phil Goodbread

Given the task of unifying the disjointed Kulturforum of Berlin with an addition to the nue national gallery by mies, The project site embedded in a complex matrix of existing historic and architectural significance. The project worked to create a simple organizer to receive the several complex variables of the project.


Fall 2017


17 Cultural Gathering

Exploring Berlins Kulturforum

The gallery spaces were designed with several wall types all meant to explore different porosities and transparencies. This formal language was meant to embody the spirit of the flexible spaces of Berlin. The spaces that encouraged individual experience and meandering of personal paths. The galleries were regularized spaces with infill reflecting transparencies. While the public spaces carved out of theses regularities were meant to organize in an obviously non uniform way that creates a breath or rest for the dense heavy project.


Fall 2017


HUMAN RESOURCES + TRANSIT MUSEUM | PROGRAM + 19 Social Infrastructure

Power of Transit MATERIALITY OF TRANSIT MUSEUM | GLASS AND CONCRETE

Social Infrastructure Power of Transit

Professor Seth McDowell

Partners Jae Cheon, Matson Roberts Working with SHoP architects in New Yorks Broadway Junction this project served as a mediator in a rich environment of history infrastructure and the rapidly changing development . Respecting the locals while STEEL STRUCTURE also bringing opportunity and development to an SPANDREL GLASS under utilized area. Highlighting the transit history, INSULATED GLASS mainly the importance of trains and metal work PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS in a new development that gave a museum to an undeserved community and using this addition to bring in more commercial opportunity to the area.

HUMAN RESOURCES + TRANSIT MUSEUM | PROGRAM + MATERIALITY Regularity of window placement is defined by the spacing of the columns supporting the train tracks

Slivers of light perforate the space but allow for easier MATERIALITY OF TRANSIT MUSEUM | GLASS AND CONCRETE MATERIALITY OF HUMAN RESOURCES | G natural lighting control if necessary.

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MORE LIGHT ON UPPER FLOORS

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OVERALL LESS LIGHT

STEEL STRUCTURE SPANDREL GLASS INSULATED GLASS PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS

RAMP LEAD TO ROOF

Regularity of window placement is defined by the spacing of the columns supporting the train tracks Slivers of light perforate the space but allow for easier natural lighting control if necessary.

RAMP | PERMANENT COLLECTION


+ MATERIALITY Spring 2018 MATERIALITY OF HUMAN RESOURCES | GLASS AND STEEL

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STEEL FIN PROFILE ARRANGEMENT

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OVERALL LESS LIGHT MORE LIGHT LOWER FLOORS

CONTROLLING LIGHT ON SOUTH-FACING GLAZED UPPER FLOORS

RAMP LEADING TO ROOF

ROTATING EXHIBITIONS + CONFERENCE SPACE

RAMP | PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

MUSEUM CIRCULATION | MAIN RAMP THROUGH MUSEUM + 3 EGRESS CORES


21 Social Infrastructure

Power of Transit


Spring 2018


23 Lived Tradition

Lived Tradition Design Collaboration

Professor Phoebe Crisman Sisseton tribe and UVA SOA F2019

A true collaboration between the Sisseton Wahenopten people of South Dakota part of Sioux Nation. This project is the first step in a design build project creating a small campus for the practicing and teaching of traditional sioux lifestyle and culture. Providing a warm comfortable space that met a diverse range of programmatic needs including the skinning of buffalo to the traditional hand games and story telling. The Project provides an effortlessly habitable space to use day to day while also holding the potential for large gatherings and events. Working within the limitations of cultural preferences such as the lack of right angles presented an interesting interaction based on respect and trust.

Design Collaboration


Fall 2019

Sectional Series exploring material and sectional qualities addressing the transitional spaces and opportunity for human occupation. Considering the individual, architecture and ecology. What conditions are created when they meet, how do they work together.


25 Lived Tradition

Two structural exploration models represent two building types with in the project the first being the three classrooms, one with a basement. The other being the tio-tipi or central spiritual practice center.

Design Collaboration


Fall 2019

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PIVOTING OCULUS: 2” GLASS PRF ISOLATER ALUMINUM FRAME CONCRETE RING

WILLOW TWIG CEILING 2” BY 12” TRUSS

2” BY 12” TRUSS GREEN ROOF: SHORT GRASS MIX GEOTEXILE FOR EROSION CONTROL (JUTE MESH) 3” GROWTH MEDIUM (TYP.) 1/2” CAPILIARY FABRIC (WOOL FELT) 1 1/2” DRAINAGE MAT (TYP.) 1/2” ROOF BARRIER (PLASTIC SHEET) 3/8” WATERPROOF MEMBRANE

LOG END CEILING ROOF DECKING WITH VAPOR BARRIER

R=2” ROUND LOG 10.50’ 9.50’

CLERESTORY 8.50’

RAMMED EARTH WALL

WOVEN LEATHER PANEL

TIMELINE DISPLAY CORRIDOR

2” BY 12” COLUMN

THEATER

AIRLOCK

RAMMED EARTH SEATING RAMMED EARTH SEATING

3.50’ SHORT GRASS MIX

GRAVEL GUTTER

FINISHED CONCRETE WALL

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INTERIOR GROUND: 4” CONCRETE SLAB 1” INSULATION 3” CLEAN COMPACT GRAVEL

BIORETENTION: 12” PERMEABLE SOIL 3” CONCRETE SAND 3” NO.7 AGGREGATE 8” NO.5 AGGREGATE 8” NO.2 AGGREGATE

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27 Community Revival

Modern Housing Solutions


Fall 2015

Community Revival Modern Housing Solutions

Professor Nancy Clark

Partner Amanda Adrian F2015 Considering New Yorks changing political climate Policy regarding social issues is often up for new developmental policies. Paired with creativity and the income of the area, there are many possible solutions for the social needs. Community Revival focuses on a realistic plan following government policies in place to reduce the cost of living and provide affordable housing solutions with other services to better the general population of the city and reduce poverty.

Hubs house 1,000-3,000 people depending on each proposed site. Located close to major transportation routes Hubs are the largest scale of the proposed development, housing services that also will be provided for example counseling and job placement. Satellites house 250-300 people. They serve as much typical multi-family residential buildings. They do not feature the services of hubs but are on routes of transportation that can easily take them to those hubs for services. Satellites take advantage of unique lots that are currently abandoned in the city. Usually deep narrow lots are utilized and placed between existing structures. Reclaimed interventions 700-800 people and plan to use existing infrastructure of salvageable vacant buildings. A key proponent of them is using the current structure to provide public spaces and creating housing units that tie into the existing.


29 Community Revival

Modern Housing Solutions


Fall 2015

To the left is a map of the city the proposed placement of each type of structure is indicated by the letter representation. All lots proposed are city owned and either void of any structure or is a vacant structure in need of structural work. It was integral that the proposed lots be easy to acquire to cut cost of this project. The current use of many of these sites is undetermined or parts of projects that have not been approved by community boards in the areas. The larger hub sites that provide services are in central locations close to transit. All three proposed fall on main subway lines and key bus routes. Above is an image depicting one of these Hubs. A welcoming site line was implemented with gathering space along the path. Even though major services are provided on this site it also is in charge of housing the largest amounts of people. Although it is a affordable housing unit it was important that the units also lift above and separated from the service center below. The residents of the buildings have separate private entrances while the service center reads clearly as a main entrance for guest.


31 Florida Landscape

Embracing the Surroundings

Florida Landscape Embracing the Surroundings

Professor Martin w Fall 2014

Florida landscape project centered on how to embrace the local landscape, while also framing different qualities to enhance sensory experience. The project captures water so that the noise of the movement of water mimics the distant shore sitting inland in the everglades surround by noises of wildlife. With an opening view lifted by the room framing the horizon of the distant Florida coast. Creating a raised nested space that shelter from the elements and wildlife below.


Fall 2014


33 Florida Landscape

Embracing the Surroundings

The rich wildlife and nature of the Florida landscape is an immersion of sensations. The two diagrams to the right are a mapping of the human senses in different parts of Florida’s nature. The image maps from the Atlantic coast of Florida to the Gulf coast. Both edges emphasizing the horizons stretch along land and horizontal placement of boundaries as the shore drops. While the center densely surrounds one not just physically but by the senses as well. Often providing some nook or central space where an opening and a calm in the senses was provided. Whether that be a spring or a lull in a river. Below is a variety of shots of the representational model that became about embracing the sensations of Florida. Laterally collecting the rain but also opening up to collect the sounds and channel them into the structure. With an approach that embraced the horizontal changes of the coast and a central node that explored the comforts of a nesting embrace provided in the center of Florida. The sequencing of spaces lead from exposed to nested and sheltered with a layering of screens and frame work.


Fall 2014


35 Broken Ground

Meeting the Earth

Broken Ground Meeting the Earth

Professor Martin Gundersen Fall 2014

The design centers on embracing a part of the Florida natural landscape that has been heavily altered by humans. My choice was a Florida lime stone rock quarry. The project takes advantage of the sites elevation change while also branching out into the site to provide structure to the delicate land. The supporting walls of the project spreads out into the surrounding site using structure to create a count and rhythm that leads one into the project and negotiates between the ever changing landscape.


Fall 2014


37 Lucent Construction

Guiding Light


Spring 2015

Lucent Construction Guiding Light

Professor Lee-Su Huang

Partner Jack Kramer, Spring 2015 Inspired by the one ocean design and exploring the changing geometries of grasshopper, the goal was to create a form that controlled light in an interesting way that could be assembled easily.


39 Vertical Datum

Framing Hollow Core


Spring 2014

Vertical Datum

Framing Hollow Core Professor Albertus Wang Spring 2014

Concentrating on the idea of scaffolding working as a permanent structure rather than the temporary aid the design was inspired by exposing the elements that hold the form and layering back the skin. Skin creates the outer boundaries however the scaffolding inspired linears weave internal and externally shaping spaces while also showing themselves as part of the facade rather than the typical hidden element of structure. This reveal of structure allowed spaces to lightly grasp on to the larger elements and even allow spaces to grip onto the exterior suspended on an armature rather than covered and held behind a skin. The top node of the tower space opens up to the sky and is simply framed by exposed scaffolding. Working almost completely independently from the thick armature that provides the stability of the structure. The floor of the space sits above a large void of structure and is held by the two stability points that run the length of the entire project. The central node has the most enclosed space that utilizes the thick armature structure to directly impact the spatial boundaries. However at this same point in the project we see the lightweight scaffolding push against the thick armature and move it outward creating a thing vertical space between. The bottom node rest centered in the thick armature elements and begins to reach out and break to the edge of the project. The elements used frame boundaries delicately stating that the boundaries are soft and penetrable and translucent unlike the boundaries formed with the opaque armature.


41 Form Transfer

Negative Context


Spring 2012

Form Transfer

Negative Context Professor Donna Cohen Spring 2012

Looking at the pathways between current historic cities the transfer of structure as a parasite became a natural inspiration. Using common paths or a repetitive continuing structure as a spine and lifting up on existing structure and burying down from main paths and infrastructure created a unique context that was the negative of pathways and anchored on the structure of existing city. These drives were used to create a solid form that was carved into to create a negative. Through embossing the paper into the form the model below was formed.


43 Field to Fork

Field to Fork Design Build

Professor Charles Hailey Class project, Spring 2016

Meeting a clients needs and creating construction documents that could be carried out by a small construction team on budget. Serving as a garden shed that served an industrial sized farmed amount of product, housing equipment and providing a classroom space for teaching gardening skills. The project considered the slope of the surrounding land, views of the gardens and practical needs such as rain collection, dictated the form of the design. Using practical materials and measurements to determine a realistic method of construction also weighed heavily in the design.

Design Build


Spring 2016


45 Field to Fork

As a class we decided to create an outdoor seating space the could work for the gardens events and teaching space. This compromise was made in way of the permitting issues due to the lack of permits needed to complete this. Much of the building and construction began as a sketching with lumbar method. Using full sized elements on site to see how the material wanted to be used and how it would work with the specific site. As one of the first times in our education building with 1:1 scale materials and fixed budget the growth of the project happened much more organically of meeting needs with a limited material rather than simply exploring a large design idea that had no hard limits as many studio projects. Many element and assembly experiments happened on site exploring possible methods of construction and then altering them to work with the site and needs.

Design Build


Spring 2016

Kevin Lane


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Robert Lane Portfolio and Resume  

Collection of student work completed at University of Virginia [M.Arch] + University of Florida [B.Des Arch]

Robert Lane Portfolio and Resume  

Collection of student work completed at University of Virginia [M.Arch] + University of Florida [B.Des Arch]

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