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MEGHAN JONES

university of virginia


Meghan Jones 518 17th Street Charlottesville VA 22903 mj7ec@virginia.edu | (703) 868 7240

EDUCATION

Graduation: May 2019

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Charlottesville, Virginia B.S. Pre-Professional Architecture Minor: Civil Engineering and Architectural History GPA: 3.5 Graduation: May 2015

JOHN PAUL THE GREAT

EXPERIENCE January 2019

Fall 2018 - Present

Summer 2017

CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH GRANT

Fall 2018 - Present

Summer 2018

JEFFERSON PUBLIC CITIZEN GRANT CHOSEN SUBJECT FOR PUBLICATION

Studio SPR 2016, “The Pod Project” | Studio FALL 2016, “Re-Connecting the Core” | Studio SPR 2017, “The Urban Prism” | Studio SPR 2018, “Circulating Wellness” | Studio FALL 2018, “Nodal Development of Mumbai”

January 2018

Spring 2016 - Present

PUBLICATIONS

Spring 2016

“THE BASILISK OF FALLING WATER” “DE-STANDARDIZING SIT. POVERTY”

Spring 2017 - Present

UVA TODAY

Engineers Gone Global Tuff Armenia Project Summer 2014

SKILLS

RHINOCEROS REVIT V-RAY AUTO CAD

Summer 2015 - 2017

GRASSHOPPER ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

INVOLVEMENT Fall 2019

Spring 2016

LASER CUTTER Spring 2016 - Present

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PERSPECTIVE SKETCHING

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ON-SITE SKETCHING

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Worked on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Aide for Congresswomen Christensen of the Virgin Islands. Worked directly under the Personal Staff of the Congresswomen in order to coordinate and ensure the smooth transition of office activities.

DUCHESS M | Employee | Old Town Alexandria VA

Designed and ran all website and social media accounts for Duchess M Boutique of the Old Town Alexandria Boutique District while working as a part time summer employee.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER | JEFFERSON JOURNAL UVA STUDENT AMBASSADORS

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE BIG SIBLING

Mentored younger students in the UVA Architectural School, providing feedback on design concepts, scheduling and life at UVA.

DRAFTING MODELING

CAPITOL HILL | Congressional Aide | Washington DC

Served as the interface between alumni and the UVA student body. Responsibilities included organizing Days on the Lawn and Club Events in DC. Received 6 weeks of public speaking training during the first year of the program.

DRAWING

WOOD SHOP

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY | Crew Leader | Charlottesville VA

Designed cover art and other internal graphics for the Jefferson Journal through UVA’s Computer Science Department.

ADOBE INDESIGN

FABRICATIONS

ENGINEERS GONE GLOBAL | Gyumri Armenia

Oversaw construction and volunteer management on 2 sites over the spring semester in Charlottesville Virginia, after receiving 10 weeks of crew leader training.

Virginia Architecture Magazine Spring 2016

CLARK CONSTRUCTION GROUP | Extern | Washington DC

Worked on Site at the Boro, a multi-function high rise located in Tyson’s Corner. Coordinated construction documents and oversaw daily activities on site receiving exposure to the logistics of building. Worked with the Tuff Armenia Team, in order to create a housing proposal for the Prime Minister and local NGO’s in Armenia based on trends and correlations found in the field research conducted in the Domik District during the summer of 2016 and 2017 by our team.

Virginia Architecture Magazine Spring 2016

3 NORTH ARCHITECTS | Intern | Richmond VA

Aided on the Design and Construction Documentation of various projects, including Solar Passive Heated Pr-Fabricated SIP Kit Cabins, Willow Tree Tech Offices and the Menasco Residence. Used Revit, Auto Cad and Rhino to model custom architectural, structural, and fixture pieces of each project.

Tuff Armenia Project 2016 - 2017

UVA ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSISTANT | 3-D Printing

Create 3-D Models for prototypes developed in Professor Osman Ozubult’s 3-D printing research lab for the UVA school of Engineering. Research the benefits of thermally reactive concrete as well as the parametric uses of 3-D Concrete printing in architecture and design.

Tuff Armenia Project Summer 2017

TEACHING ASSISTANT| Rhino V-Ray | Charlottesville VA

Teaching assistant for ARCH 2710/6710 under Professor Earl Mark, teaching computer aided architectural design and 3-D geometric modeling and visualization. Produce high quality V-Ray Renderings and Parametric Grasshopper Models with Rhino.

Dumfries, VA GPA: 4.2

AWARDS

SHoP ARCHITECTS | Extern | New York, New York

Developed and post-processed a study Rhino Model for the west wing of the Vietnam Fulbright School in addition to preparing material studies based on model changes in the schematic development phase.

Spring 2017

ALPHA PHI | DIRECTOR OR MARKETING AND APPAREL Worked with the finance and marketing committee in order to manage and design all apparel orders for the chapter.

Summer 2016

MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITIES

Volunteered in Jamaica over the summer to help construct a water reservoir bringing filtered water to the Residents of Jacobs Ladder, a home for mentally disabled adults.


PROJECTS

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MOVING MUMBAI

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CIRCULATING WELLNESS

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THE URBAN PRISM

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THE BASILISK OF FALLING WATER

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HAND SKETCHES


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MOVING MUMBAI This project seeks to use infrastructure as a catalyst for the city, serving both as concentrated urban nodes and the links between them. It exists on two scales. The first breaks up the eastern waterfront by lifting the railway vertically allowing for passage underneath. The new rail system seeks to alleviate congestion on the western highway by dispersing the commuters to the new passenger rail. The second scale reaches vertical to provide additive residential development along the rail line. Currently in Mumbai most residential development exists in the Northern slums, this project looks to bring residential housing down to where the jobs exist on the peninsula of Mumbai.

GARDEN

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RESIDENCE

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O C C U PAN CY

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C I R C U LAT I O N

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TRUSS

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CIRCULATING WELLNESS Our site, located at the end of Brandon Avenue, acts as a cap to the University of Virginia’s campus. When originally given the prompt for a new student health center our studio began an intensive research study on atmospheric conditions and typologies of building, My personal research included circulation as a typology for design and biophilic atmospheres in recreational environments. Therefore I focused on water filtration as a source of therapy and recreation. My building serves as a ramping disability access center, following the natural movement of water and people on the site, allowing people to collect where water collects and move where water moves.

WATE R PATH

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REACTION

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HEIGHT

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OFFSET

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R OTATI O N

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THE URBAN PRISM Linking the pedestrian Downtown Mall and the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia, West Main Street has the potential to be a hub for commercial and residential growth. A key portion of the street remains vacant and lacks any public or residential. In order to connect the two nodes this project proposed a re-orientation of the street facades in order to direct foot traffic towards an underused pedestrian path by manipulating the terrain. The building itself was designed from the unit out. The structure is fixated on a geometric modular system allowing for solar oriented windows to re-direct and focus light into the multi-story housing unit. Each family has access to a 3 story apartment with room for congregation and privacy throughout.

LAN D S CAP E

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S O LAR D IAL

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HUMAN SCALE

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STREET

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RECESS

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THE BASILISK OF FALLING WATER WG Clark’s West addition at the UVA school of architecture features a rain water drainage system. After analyzing where rainwater tends to congregate, the goals of the project was to connect Clark’s hydrological system to the parking lot situated above the drains. The pod consisted of 2,000 aluminum cans supported by a rebar grid. Forcing the can to fold in a direction opposite to its manufactured form, while simultaneously keeping it in its curvilinear shape, the aluminum can acted as a mesh gripping onto the rebar. The interior of the can faces out in order to play with the relationship between water and light when water flows off the shingled facade.

SITE

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BUILDING

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PATH WAY

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INTERVENTION

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INTERVENTION

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AXONOMETRIC

ALUMINUM CORREGATION In order to create an efficient assembly system, the cans where pre-assembled in horizontal lines which where then attached to the rebar.

REBAR ASSEMBLY The rebar grid acts as the structural definition of the aluminum can mesh. The can folds around the rebar and then slidWes into place amongst the other cans, allowing for a integrated structural-mesh system.

FOLDING STRATEGY If you fold the aluminum soda can in the opposite direction of its fabrication you get a self maintain compression which holds its shape.


FABRICATION ON SITE 2,647 2

ALUMINUM SODA CANS SHEETS OF MESH REBAR

35 hrs

FABRICATION TIME

25 min

INSTALL TIME

3 hrs

COLLECTION TIME


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