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WESTONWILLARD


WESTONWILLARD A: 112/365 KENT ST SYDNEY NSW 2000 M: 0421 225 48 E: weston7590@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

University of Technology, Sydney

Spring 2013

B Design, Architecture, study abroad

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA

Fall 2013

B.F.A. Interior Architecture minor in Entrepreneurship

Lloyd International Honors College

GPA: 3.55/4.0

Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC, USA A.A.S. Architectural Technology w/highest honors

Spring 2010

Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society

SmithCase, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Design Associate and Marketing Coordinator

January 2010 - July 2012

Various design and architecture projects Prepared as-built architectural drawings as needed for fitouts, bank loans, and council requirements Liased with clients providing solutions to design needs and offered services such as 3D modeling and renderings Documented and submitted council-required construction documents for new construction (residential) in accordance with building codes and regulations

Foster & Associates, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

May 2005 - August 2011

Drafter and Office Assistant [May 2005-August 2008] [May 2009-August 2011]

GPA: 3.89/4.0

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

May 2011 - Present

Developed shop drawings for manufacturing: AutoCAD Spearheaded operations from conception ideation to manufacturing by producing digital 3D drawings and photo-realistic renderings of new products Prepared marketing material to help win company new business Implemented public relations to help establish SmithCase as a new company

Administration and Customer Service Liaised with potential clients and stakeholders, responded to inquiries Executed research tasks such as gathering deeds, files & maps, and utilized GIS data Drafting: AutoCAD + Land Desktop Compiled raw survey field data

Crew Leader and Rod Man [May 2005-August 2008] [May 2009-August 2011] Documented and submitted weekly timesheets for employees Located, set irons and operated transit Conducted property surveys including: boundary, topo, construction stake-out, as-built


HONORS & AFFILIATIONS Lloyd College Study Abroad Grant, Recipient Sigma Alpha Pi National Honors Society, Member Lloyd International Honors College, Member ForsythTech Library Scholarship, Recipient USGBC, PEA Earth Day Fair, Wake Forest University, Volunteer Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, Member United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Member Emerging Green Builders Committee, Member

TECHNICAL SKILLS July 2012 August 2011-Present May 2011-Present May 2010 April 14, 2010 January 2010-Present August 2009-Present August 2009-August2011

PUBLICATIONS Willard, W., Jonathon Anderson. InterLock Block. National Conference of the Beginning Design Student. Conference Proceedings. Lincoln, NE. 2011

USGBC/LEED Core Concepts & Strategies. Greensboro, NC

BIM Revit Architecture 2009-2013 (5 years) ArchiCAD 11-15 (1 year)

Design Adobe Photoshop CS3-CS6 (6 years) Adobe Illustrator CS3-CS6 (5 years) Adobe InDesign CS3-CS6 (2 years) Hand Sketching/rendering

WORKSHOPS StudioMode/Parametric Design. NYC, NY

CAD/Modeling AutoCAD 2001-12 (6 years) Sketch Up (5 years) Rhinoceros 3D 4.0+5.0 (3 years) Grasshopper 3D (1.5 years) Ecotect analysis (1 year)

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Microsoft Office (10+ years)


SELECTED PROJECTS: 1 // CULINARY INSTITUTE 2 // NCSBDC 3 // MOUNTAIN RETREAT 4 // DANCE STUDIO/OFFICE 5 // INTERLOCK BLOCK 6 // PARROTING WELLSPRING 7 // STUDENT KIOSK 8 // SMITHCASE 9 // PATHWAY PARK


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CULINARY INSTITUTE UTS JULIET LANDLER SPRING 2012

Parroting Wellspring is a collaborative project with Dallas-based furniture manufacturer Groovystuff. Owner, Chris Bruning, founded Groovystuff as a company that designed and made furniture from reclaimed teak wood found in Thailand. Groovystuff offered UNCG iArc students a chance to design for them. We were to design a furniture piece or home accessory that fits in to their rustic style. We were given a spreadsheet that listed available materials from which we could use for our designs.


01// MASSING EXTENTS OF BUILDABLE LIMITS 02// BRINGING CORNER DOWN TO CREATE BETTER JOINING WITH THE CHURCH 03// ALLOWING SPACE IN BETWEEN THE HISTORIC CHURCH AND THE PROPOSED BUILDING THIS PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A COURTYARD AND AVOIDS DWARFING THE CHURCH 04// BRINGING THE FACADE BACK TO CONNECT TO THE CHURCH 05// THE RECONNECTION PROVIDES A SOCIAL THRESHOLD FROM THE A N D THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SITE, FOR WHICH IS NOT SHOWN. STREET, HELPS SOLVE SECURITY ISSUES, AND MAKES THE CHURCH HAVE A STRONGER CONNECTION TO THE REST OF THE SITE 06// CIRCULATION PATTERN THE SITE’S CIRCULATION INCLUDES THREE PRIMARY NODES - ONE FOR THE COURTYARD, ONE FOR THE WOODED PARK ON THE UPPER LEVEL, AND ONE IN THE UPPER TRANSITIONAL AREA

THAT CONNECTS THE VARYING TOPO AND THE PATH FROM THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE SITE IMPORTANT AREAS OF CIRCULATION ALSO INCLUDE THE SPACE PARRALEL WITH HARRIS ST, WHICH IS DESIGNED ACCORDINGLY WITH THE “CITY OF SYDNEY” ACTIVE STREET REGULATIONS. THE AREA WHICH IS AT THE BASE OF THE STONE CLIFF IS ALSO RESERVED FOR HIGH CIRCULATION TRAFFIC. 07// DISLAYING THE VOID THAT CIRCULATION PATTERNS CREATED 08// RAISING THE AREA OPPOSITE THE COURTYARD TO PROVIDE A COMPLETE TWO STOREYS, AND TO RESPECT THE NEIGHBORING CONTEXT 09// PROPORTIONATE GRID = VOID + NEGATIVE SPACE + REPITITION


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SECOND FLOOR

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ENTRANCE WAY

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SEATING / DINING

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GREEN SPACE + SEATING

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ADAPTABLE COMMON AREA

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CLASSROOM + COOKING EQUIP.

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EXPANDED CLASSROOM

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ACCESSIBLE GREENROOF


NCSBDC

FORSYTH TECH MARTY MARION SPRING 2010 The North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition (NCSBDC) is an annual event that invites students and young professionals to get involved in sustainable design. The competition gives students not only exposure to sustainable design, but also gives them a hands-on, like real life experience of the process and work which goes into constructing a building. It requires those involved to participate in broad research, design, specifications, construction documents, budget sheet, and LEED documents.

group members: Loren Neal // Bryson Brady // Scotty Church

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rain cistern

energy/water efficient appliances

permeable paver

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parex速 stucco

acme brick

hardie board

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metal roof energy star速 rated windows

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MOUNTAIN RETREAT FORSYTH TECH MARTY MARION FALL 2009

Tony Smith was an American artist who is best recognized for his minimalist sculptures. Smith also had a strong interest in architectural design and writing art theory. For ARC 216, students were given an artist for whom we would design a retreat. My artist was Smith. We were to look into the artists' life, their interests, their artwork, and what they found inspirational. Our results would help drive the design.

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02 // sketches 03 // image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Smith_(sculptor) 04 // image: artnet.com 05 // image: zatista.com 06 // image: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5137/5401715298_0cdbecd66b.jpg 07 // renderings_greyscale markers 08 // renderings_color markers

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DANCE STUDIO, OFFICE FORSYTH TECH MARTY MARION FALL 2010

Construction documents for a dance studio and office. Documents included floorplans, interior & exterior elevations, details, schedules; all to comply with local and international building code and in accordance with ADA codes.


INTERLOCK BLOCK UCNG JONATHON ANDERSON FALL 2010

Interlock Block was a second year studio project that stemmed from a series of explorations using folding as a design technique. Folding is a strategy that is too often overlooked in the world of design. Nature has proven this to be successful as evident in numerous natural found elements in plant life and biology, such as the DNA helix. The way in which my explorations began is through the folding of paper — with only one constraint. The constraint was a rule that must be established, as simple or complex as one wishes. My rule was triangles. This meant that every fold made in the paper, must be in the shape of a triangle. After numerous iterations, I came up with a form, that when mirrored with one of the like, creates one unit. Multiple units become an interlocking system of blocks, with no limitations of scale and overall shape.

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PARROTING WELLSPRING UNCG STOEL BURROWES FALL 2011

Parroting Wellspring is a collaborative project with Dallas-based furniture manufacturer Groovystuff. Owner, Chris Bruning, founded Groovystuff as a company that designed and made furniture from reclaimed teak wood found in Thailand. Groovystuff offered UNCG iArc students a chance to design for them. We were to design a furniture piece or home accessory that fits in to their rustic style. We were given a spreadsheet that listed available materials from which we could use for our designs.

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What first was a bench morphed into a table. Although I strayed from my initial idea of a bench, I kept the key element that drove the design. The circle.

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Parroting Wellspring was the result. The legs represent an implied circle. The table meets the ground in such a way that it breaks the circular form while also imitating new beginning, hence "wellspring.� The circle gets broken at the ground but is still perceived in tact due to Gestalt's law of closure. This continuation in addition to the Teak slats on the sides gives a "parroting� effect.


STUDENT KIOSK UNCG STOEL BURROWES FALL 2011

The Entrepreneurship department at UNCG has an entrepreneurial incubator space which includes two rooms. One room serves as the actual incubator space with the other remaining empty. The empty room was once a retail space. With little knowledge of space planning and design, the Entrepreneurship department seeked iArc students to assist in rethinking how their spaces were to be occupied. We were given the option to focus on either one of the retail or incubator space. I chose the former. I viewed this as a unique opportunity to explore ways the space could interact with the student body and vice versa. It gives students a reason to visit the space, which was currently negleted. I decided to give students a chance to be entrepreneurial.

PROJECT STATEMENT:

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There is a need within the world of academia. This specific need is to enable creativity and to allow students to be both a part of and a recipient of creative works. Although there are many activities students become involved in during their college years, there is rarely an outlet for them to express their own unique ideas and to witness the birth of others’ ideas as well. To satisfy this need, one must foster the path to invention and innovation. I propose a sustainable kiosk which will allow students to do just this.

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01 // wooden pallets image: http://www.governmentauctions.org/uploaded_images/pallets-718429.JPG 02 // corrugated metal image: http://1.imimg.com/data/H/T/MY-1217612/galvanized-20corrugated-20steel-20sheets-20-20_10540695_250x250.jpg 03 // floorplan of the retail space 04 // exploded view of how the kiosk comes together 05 // technical drawings

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This entity is the epitome of sustainability. It is created for the students, by the students. The materials are entirely sustainable, consisting of corrugated metal and wood pallets which can often be found for free at hardware stores or warehouses. To bring this vehicle to life, students will serve as the drivers of labor. Once this kiosk is built, it will be offered to the student population to help young moguls thrive and sell their business ideas. Additionally, it will serve as a place for students to buy various services or items. This will thereby support the entrepreneurs’ endeavors.


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CARRYING CASE SMITH CASE FALL 2011

SmithCase is a manufacturer based out of Winston-Salem. Specializing in portable carrying cases for anything from windows to medical equipment. The owner decided to invest in innovation in the industry, since it has been neglected for so long. I worked on a window carrying case. The carrying case was established, it just needed refinements since its last modification years ago. Tweaking the design and using different materials cut the manufacturer's cost by 70%.

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SmithCase will have varying sizes of these carrying cases. The Grasshopper script allows them to alter the dimensions of the case with ease.

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LARGER THAN LIFE

UCNG JONATHON ANDERSON + 10 GROUP MEMBERS FALL 2012 Pathway Park offers visitors of the Greensboro Children's Museum an interactive experience, as children play and learn to navigate through a larger-than-life landscape. Children follow their natural sense of curiosity to discover their individual pathways, venturing through sky-high blades of musical grass, scaling mounds of stepped terrain, and sliding through an exaggerated exhibition of our natural world. This unique exhibit stimulates children through a sensory exploration of scale; harnessing critical thinking skills and imagination to create an enriching experience all of their own! Soft foam noodles concealing PVC supports scatter the landscape to create a dense field of “grass”. Various stalks contain sound-emitting beans to add auditory elements to the exhibit. These blades of grass are designed to bend and sway in a controlled fashion, responding directly to the child’s touch; giving them a cause and effect learning experience. The landscape itself is comprised of computer numerical control milled oriented strand board with patterns of the grass reflected in its surface. Stepped terrain climbs to a peak through the use of plywood and medium density fiberboard platforms coated with styrene; providing a durable and easily cleanable surface. The trajectory of the peak directs children’s climb to a slide, providing a downward release into the terrain of the exhibit.

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THANK YOU FOR VIEWING

WESTONWILLARD A: 112/365 KENT ST SYDNEY NSW 2000 M: 0421 225 48 E: weston7590@gmail.com

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