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PREPARED ON APRIL 5, 2018 BY WILLIAM BECK


W I LL IAM BEC K

wcpbeck@gmail.com | 859.327.7452 Portfolio: william-beck.com

E D UCAT ION 2010-2014

2014-2018

DEERFIELD ACADEMY ‘14 Graduated top 10th percentile

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ‘18 Economics Major, International Economics Concentration Architecture Minor | 3.66/4 | Dean’s List 2016 & 2017

Relevant Coursework ARCHITECTURE

OTHER

-Architectural History -Building Materials and Construction Processes -C ADD Workflows -Design Thinking

-Figure Drawing -Foundations in Design (TA the following year) -Rapid Shelter Displaced People

-Art History -Calculus II -Development Economics

-Environmental Economics -Physics II -Statistics

E X P E R IEN CE SPRING 2018

2015-CURRENT

SUMMER 2017

REFUGEE HOUSING SOLUTIONS

RADICAL ADVERTISING Director of Business Development + Strategist + Designer Brand strategy & design firm in Charlottesville, VA

THE MULHERN GROUP

INTERNSHIP

Full-service architecture, interiors and planning group I generated construction documents and Photoshop renderings for.

PSA SUMMER 2016

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Assisted Associate Professor Earl Mark in conducting research, design and development of a tensile refugee shelter.

INTERNSHIP

Palmer Schwartz Agency is a NYC based strategy, art direction, and design agency. I spent the summer assisting with set design, photo shoot art direction, and logistics.

CORNETT INTEGRATED MARKETING SUMMER 2015

2014-2017

S K IL L S

INTERNSHIP

Cornett is a marketing communications agency based in Lexington, KY. I spent the summer designing wireframes for the Breeders’ Cup Festival app and oversaw Breeders’ Cup Festival social media plan.

UVA MEN’S POLO TEAM Intercollegiate polo team that competes across the country.

AutoCad InDesign Illustrator Laser Cutting Lightroom Maxwell

Microsoft Office Photoshop Premiere Rhino SketchUp


P R EFAC E Hi my name’s Will. I’m an empathetic thinker and methodical worker. Committed to creating that which has lasting impact and meaning, I hope to do so as an architect. Economics asks me for rational design decisions, but it is my nature to complement them with moments of instinct. In the Fall of 2016 I began pursuing an Architecture Minor from the University of Virginia intending to compile a body of work and to prepare myself for a Masters in Architecture graduate program. The contents of this portfolio are a selection of work from Fall ‘16 – current.

WO R K SHOW N STONE BARN MEDITATION CAMP Bee Breeders Architecture Competition SPRING 2017

Brief: “The Stone Barn Meditation Camp will be built on the site of a repurposed stone barn...participants are tasked with focusing on eco-friendly and cost-effective designs to create an enticing wellness complex that will further encourage ecotourism.”

KOREA DMZ SUBTERRANEAN BATHHOUSE ARCH OUT LOUD Competition SPRING 2017

SPRING 2017

Brief: Create “an underground bathhouse within the Korean Demilitarized Zone which responds to the surrounding geopolitical conditions.”

CAD WORKFLOWS Salk Institute Case Study | UVA Campbell Hall East Addition

FALL 2016

FOUNDATIONAL DESIGN “LESSONS IN MAKING” Proun Sculpture | Pavilion | 3 Objects

2016-2017

SELECTED GRAPHIC DESIGN WORK Drawn from work for rADical Advertising and personal projects

2016-2018

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHY


STONE B A R N M E D I TATIO N CAM P B EE B R E E DE R S CO M P ETITION

Tasked with repurposing an old stone barn from 1875, which operated as a sawmill until the late 1990s in the heart of Latvia, the Stone Barn Meditation Camp is intended to serve as a wellness complex that encourages ecotourism to the region. The existing building cannot be demolished, only added to or enhanced. The sponsor wishes for the building to serve as an example for green building practice, focusing on ecofriendly and cost-effective design to align with the theme of ecotourism. The model depicts a proposed addition intended for meditation. The addition stands where a demolished segment of the barn once had. Materiality has not yet been adapted to the model. The roof of the addition is intended to be covered with the same copper roof system as the existing structure.

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SOUTH ELEVATION

AERIAL VIDZEME, LATVIA 56°45’04.0”N 26°01’04.2”


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SOUTH ELEVATION

ADDITION CONNECTION JOINT ` DETAIL

MULLION DETAIL

EAST SECTION ELEVATION

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T I T L E H1

KOR EA S UBTER R A N EA N

AR C H OU T LOU D

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Portal is a direct response to the fortified region’s reason for existence along with its systemic tension. The processional composition harnesses an intuition shared by visitors as they’re ushered through the bath house’s functional elements with a liberating purpose to detach visitors from their preconceived context into a surreal one. Portal separates and gathers visitors to create conditions appropriate for individual cogitation as well as social exchange and reflection. Portal asks visitors to consciously recognize moments of unity and division. Both the process and the layout conjure an association to Taoism’s Yin & Yang, the oppositional forces that prove to be complementary.

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1 | GROUND FLOOR ENTRANCE 2 | RECEPTION 3 | CHANGING ROOM

SOUTH KOREA

Surreal

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NORTH KOREA 8

Brutalist

37°55'11.3"N 126°41'21.3"E

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SUNLIGHT

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ELEVATION

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6 | HOT & COLD SAUNA 7 | SLEEPING ROOM

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ORKFLOW

C AS E ST U DY: SALK INSTITUTE Architect: Louis Kahn La Jolla, California 1965 Perspective | Plan

Louis Kahn sought to establish an essence of monumentality in each of his buildings, grounding them in their respective sites with rational materials and form. Concrete and teak were selected as the primary materials for their durability and ease of maintenance so as not to interfere with the function of the building. I selected this perspective drawing because I believe it best conveys

the intended sense of monumentality through its symmetry and scale as it ushers your gaze towards the horizon. The drawing was developed in Rhino and transitioned to 2D with the workflow learned in class and finally completed in illustrator. Line weights amplify a sense of depth with atmospheric perspective but compositionally separate the perspective and plan.

U VA C A M P BELL H ALL EAST AD D ITIO N

This drawing of the Campbell Hall East Addition was developed to explore a Rhino to Illustrator work flow of a multi-floor cut axon. A singular clipping plane was used in Rhino to select and subtract a portion of the building in order to reveal a section cut and interior.

The drawing was copied into 2D axonometric format and exported to Illustrator to develop hatching and line weight.


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L E SS O N S I CO LO R M ED ITATIO N TO P RO U N Orthogonal color composition inspired by paintings of Piet Mondrian and Robert Slutzky. A composition of relationships, incorporating transformations of echoes, extensions, figure-ground reversal and transparency.

3” x 3” SELECTED REGION

18” x 18” ‘COLOR MEDITATION’

Inspired by El Lisitzkey’s proun compositions, this model depicts an achromatic threedimensional translation of the chromatic properties from the 3”x3” region from the color composition. Color volumes are extruded upwards according to their ‘value level’ then downwards representing their degree of ‘chromatic purity’. Limited to recycled cardboard, glue and x-acto knives.

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PROUN 1


IN M A KING P R O U N ITERATIO NS 1 | 2 | 3 Iterating to the second proun, I explored transformations of subtraction, extension, and tectonic refinement. Prefacing the third iteration, the studio was introduced to the concept of a pavilion or follie to begin considering how people may begin to interact with the proun. For iteration 3, scale was doubled to 1/4”:1’ from 1/8”:1’ and new materials were permitted.

PROUN ITERATIONS 1 & 2

PROUN 3 ELEVATION

REORIENTED PROUN 2

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PROUN 3


L E SS O N S I FR OM PR OUN

Adopting the program of pavilion, the site with its topography and landscape features were brought into the conversation. The entire project’s evolution culminated with this 1/8”:1’ model, which underwent multiple iterations refining the pavilion’s location, orientation, material, function, and its relationship to the site.

SITE PLAN

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IN M A KING TO PAVI L I O N

MODEL PLAN VIEW

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L E SS O N S I FR OM PR OUN PLAN VIEW

MODEL PLAN VIEW

WEST ELEVATION

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MODEL PERSPECT


IN M A KING TO PAVI L I O N REST CLIMB GARDEN

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PROJECT STATEMENT: Transparency is the theme. The idea was to conceive a way for light to permeate the volume, just as the white of the paper does on the color composition. Each transformation intended to amplify the theme of transparency through subtracting to imply volumes and extensions. When considering the location of the pavilion on the site, I extrapolated the purpose of transparency in the literal sense to instead mean non-intrusive. The protruding figure facing the site’s cistern is a water feature which allows water to pass through without inhibiting the natural flow in a non-intrusive fashion. This hints at the purpose of the pavilion. It is not necessarily a destination or an end, but a place to pass through, whatever the duration, for the purpose of stimulating thought.

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IN M A KING

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OB J ECT D

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IN M A KING

D RAW I N G

Tonal renderings depicting an arrangement of three objects: one broad, one tall, and one small. (8.5� x 11� sheets)

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GRAPHIC RAPHIC DESIGN DESIG

CONCEPTUAL: FAT BEAR LOUNGEWE MELISSAE HONEY

CONCEPTUAL: MR. WHITNEY BOURBON

COLORADO POLO TEAM JERSEYS

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BABYLON MICRO-FARMS

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