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Architecture Portfolio Willow O’Keefe

Willow O’Keefe Undergraduate Architecture Portfolio Spring 2018 Miami University | Oxford Ohio 614.370.5001 | Since I was a child I always had an interest in Architecture. Every Sunday, I would look at the “Home and Garden” section from the newspaper. I began a collection of floor plans and photos of building I thought looked interesting. This was my way of studying the design decisions that were made by the architects and designers. Over the years I have created a “scrapbook” with all the photos I have collected.

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Curricula Vitae


Hueston Woods Nature Center


Clifton Young Adult Library


Reflection Shelter




Volunteer Experience

Miami University: Architecture Major 
 Gahanna Lincoln High School (GLHS): 2016 Architecture/Construction Management Program (ACM), through Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools 
 Walter C. Pfeiffer Scholarship 2018 Ohio Capital Conference Scholar-Athlete Award for Swimming 2016 AP Scholar 2015
 Academic Excellence Award 2014-16 American Institute of Architecture Students 2016 The National Society of Leadership & Success/Sigma Alpha Pi, Member since 2016 GLHS Swimming 2013-2016 National Honors Society (NHS) Member since 2016 Volunteer, Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter, Columbus, Ohio September 2015 through August 2016

Work Experience



Stock Associate, Abercrombie & Fitch Flagship Home Office, New Albany, Ohio February 2016 through August 2016 
 Intern, Carney Ranker Architects, Dublin, Ohio January 2018 SketchUp Illustrator Photoshop InDesign AutoCAD Revit Microsoft Office Name Association Email Jennifer Candor GLHS Instructor & NHS Advisor Jason McGee ACM Instructor

Hueston Woods ARC 201 Duration: 6 Weeks Location: Hueston Woods State Park on the lakeshore adjacent to the Hueston Woods Lodge Design Problem: Design a new nature center for Hueston Woods. The nature center shall have spaces for educational activities, research, and exhibits. Natural lighting is required. Concept Statement: The intersection of nature and humans. Material Information: Charred wood & Corian

Clifton Library ARC 202 Duration: 8 Weeks Location: Cincinnati, Ohio on the Corner of Ludlow and Ormond Design Problem: Design a new library for the Clifton young adult community. Concept Statement: A place to feel grounded where your imagination is encouraged to chase the dreams of your future. Special Program Space: Word Wall People here create and share their creativity by writing short stories and poems and designing artwork from the words on the word wall. Every month the word wall changes to a new set of words that follow a theme the library will promote that month.

Reflection Shelter ARC 211 Duration: 4 Weeks Location: On the pond at Western Campus, Miami University of Ohio Design Problem: Design a small shelter and garden dedicated to observing the cycle and experiences of nature, plants and animals, solar and lunar cycles, and seasonal climate and environmental changes considering their impact on passive solar, daylighting and natural ventilation. Description: The reflection shelter has movable walls that are moved by a lever two people can pull and release due to the weather conditions. People use the shelter as a place of medication.