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Will Cox GRADUATE DESIGN PORTFOLIO 2019


Will Cox 949-292-9327

wcox@huskers.unl.edu

https://issuu.com/will_cox

Education 2018 - Present

M.Arch | University of Nebraska Lincoln

2013- 2017

Environmental Studies | Soka University of America

2016

Study Abroad | l’Université Grenoble Alpes

Masters of Architecture College of Architecture - Current GPA - 3.91 Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts Cum Laude Honors

DUEF B1 French Language Proficiency Certification Grenoble, France

Work 2018 - Present

UNL | COA Woodshop

2017- 2018

Wiese Research Associates

2017

U.S. State Department | American Corner

2015 - 2016

SUA | Archivist and University Photographer

Aided students in fabricating various physical models French Language Phone Interviewer: Lincoln, NE Provided resources to those seeking information about the U.S. for work, school, or travel: Grenoble, France Documented Daily Life and Events: Aliso Viejo, CA

Honors + Awards 2019 2019

PAC College Of Architecture Prize | Finalist 1 of 3 finalists in COA

David W. Broesder Fellowship

Technical Excellence in Architecture

Publications + Engagement 2018

Pure Nebraska | T.V.: Interview

2018

NET | Fridays at the Mill: Interview

2015

Danube River Peace Boat Project

2015

Sustainability in Southern California

Making of a violin and digital fabrication at NIS Dutch Violin played by Christine Widman of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Mapped the sights and sounds of the Danube River Independent Study - Pyrolysis in Southern California

Technical Skills Digital

Rhino | Rhino CAM | Grasshopper | Adobe CC Suite | Revit | Fusion CAM

Analog

Carpentry, Sketching, Model Making, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing 2


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Works (selected) Atomized ADUs spring 2019 A-political Pavilion spring 2019 Gallery For One Artwork spring 2019 In Detail Summer 2019 Soundings Spring 2018 - Present

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Community Building in Interstitial Space


Atomized ADUs This project proposes the creation of urban densification through fragmentation. Places for gathering are formed from dissonant proportions. These gaps and voids in solid space create human scale environments. The community can claim the variety of public and semi private spaces as occupiable and authorable. The skeleton of the house unfolds and wraps around existing elements. Programmatic density and intensity increases, leading to interior elements emerging on the exterior.

Haus Gables Precedent Study

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ADU as Unfolded House


Vernacular Relation to Roof Profiles

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Interior life

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CLT

IMP

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Choisi View - Connection to Existing Infrastructure

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Model Photos

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Union Perspective


A-Political Pavilion We first asked ourselves what relationships are we trying to create or engage with. This project focuses on accessibility and inclusivity, achieved formally through an elegant shape attuned to the various sizes of posters and how it is situated in the site, allowing for easy engagement; or, it is inviting the user to it when placed on the side of the path. The pillar and its pavers form a community space around it, making the organic offset circular shape an icon for free speech. When you are on the pavers, on the benches or posting at the pillar you know you are free to express, creating new potential for dialogue. In this way this artifact can become a cultural object that the community can be proud of, all while using it to make their voices heard or hear what others have to say.

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Mabel Lee Fields Pressbox Osborne Athletic Complex

Pershing Military & Naval Science Building Coliseum

Teachers College Hall

Sapp Rec Facility

Nebraska Champions Club

Stadium

New College of Administration

Bessey Hall

Morrill Hall

Stadium Drive Parking Garage

Kauffman Academic Center

Oldfather Hall Schorr Center

Avery Hall

These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics

Manter Hall These are plac es , events , or ot her avenues for expre ssion which can be desig nated for use by a particular group and limited to particular t opics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and view point-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the complet ion and approval of the reservation request and all n ecessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are these

Richards Hall

501 Building

Behlen Lab

Andrews Hall

Burnett Hall

Hamilton Hall

These are places the campus designates as open for expressive applications to all or part of the campus community, or the community at large. Reasonable time, place and manner restrictions may be implemented in a viewpoint or content-neutral application. Groups wishing to host events in these spaces are encouraged to make a formal reservation, complete the required paperwork, and have a formal, approved reservations as groups with

Love Library

Canfield Admin North

Brace Lab

College of Business Admin

Woods Art

Arch Hall

Westbrook Music Building

These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and

Canfield Admin South

Nebraska Union

Sheldon Museum

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R Street

Kimball Recital Hall 10th Street

Temple Building

Ross Media Center- Visitors Center

Nebraska Book Co.

Alexander Building

13th Street

12th Street

11th Street

Q Street

14th Street

Arch Hall West

These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum outdoor spaces by groups require the completion and approval of the reservation request and all necessary paperwork. These are places , events , or other avenues for expression which can be designated for use by a particular group and limited to particular topics or types of speech, as long as the limitations are reasonable and viewpoint-neutral. Use of all limited public forum

P Street

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Site Conditions and Selection


60” 2’ 2’ 36”

TOTAL = 144 inches

Half the volume

60”

TOTAL = 120 inches

A4 12 INCHES

12 FEETS 11 x 17

18 x 24

24 x 36

Interaction and Construction Strategy

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Union Axon

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Hamilton Axon

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Interaction Study

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12th and R SW Axon


Gallery for One Artwork Proposed is a gallery for is Richard Serra’s Bellamy from the torqued ellipse series. In many ways this project aims to learn and respond to Serra’s manipulation of sculptural space to facilitate communal and interactive space. Located in between the Lied Center and the Sheldon Museum of Art on the edge of UNL property it positions its self to be a meeting place. Here events, lectures, lunch, breaks, and are easily facilitated by leveraging the stair and the wall to create community space. The stairs become viewing platform, seating area, while the wall blocks off the cluttered street, allowing for the gathering space to extend into the gardens.

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Directional Output & Input

5’ Min 10’ Max

Robust Structure

Sculptural Space Study

Create Elipse

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Offset Z

Rotate X,Y

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Hanger Tie Assembly To Support Stairs Radiant Cooling 2” avg. Rigid Foam Insulation 12” Deep Precast Roof Members

Structural System

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Stair and Wall Interaction


NE Axon - mechanical pathway and roof

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In Detail This ‘chair’ opposes the common position that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If the chair is composed of multi-varied pieces, each serving possible realms interaction, then, in this case the parts are in fact greater than the whole. When the chair back becomes a swing and the ‘A’ frame a walker or table, does not the hierarchy between these pieces become blurred? The “object is reducible neither to its parts nor to its whole” (Morton 44). Its object-hood is now defined only in moments. The chair’s essence quickly changes between these possible forms. Through various experimentations aimed at deconstructing the ‘chair’ the user can challenge their a priori conceptions of what the chair is. The user instead may focus on the qualities the object elicits. Eased edges and smooth surfaces beckon to be held, all sides and traditional undersides are finished to intrigue and challenge the orientation of the chair. Dunne & Raby in Speculative Everything state that “all good design is critical” (35) and here the chair challenges gaze upon it. Coaxing the user to not treat it as a static, inert object, but one with ‘escape velocity’ or ability to move past intended use (Bogost at Deep Vista 2018).

Morton, Timothy. Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality. S.l.: Open Humanities Press, 2013. Dunne, Anthony Raby, Fiona Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming. Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar: MIT Press, 2014. Deep Vista, Texas A&M June, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8SMwkJpsRA

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Hidden Uses

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Soundings An ongoing exploration of digital fabrication balancing structural needs, aesthetics, and sound production. Using the model of a violin to produce methodologies combining traditional knowledge and techniques with modern tools and technology. Not only is this an exploration in how to continue historical cultural production through undoubtedly modern methods, but also an interrogation of sound production. Using the violin as a vessel to test how sound is produced and what makes a sound ‘good’, lessons learned here can be applied to the spatial realm to make sonic environments enhance, mirror, or even conflict their spatial quality.

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