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WILLY BURHAN Architecture Portfolio Selected Works


WILLY BURHAN, LEED GA address 3700 12th Ave SE #1122 Norman, OK 73072 email phone (206) 446-7216 website


2012 - Current Bachelor of Architecture, a NAAB Credited Professional Degree Architecture (Major) Interior Design (Minor) University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

2010 - 2011 Associate in Arts (Honors)

Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington, USA


Rhinoceros 3D, Sketch-Up, AutoCAD, Revit, Grasshopper Rendering V-Ray Graphic Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Others Microsoft Office Suites, Physical Architectural Modeling Modeling


Bahasa Indonesia Fluent English Beginner Mandarin & Italian Native


2016 - Current Butzer Architects and Urbanism Oklahoma City, OK Project Designer

2016 Solomon Cordwell Buenz San Francisco, CA Summer Internship

2015 OU Institute for Quality Communities University of Oklahoma

2015 TAP Architecture Oklahoma City, OK Summer Internship as an Intern Architect

2015 AIAS OU Chapter Internal Vice President University of Oklahoma

2014 Atelier T(w)o Architecture and Design, Jakarta, Indonesia Summer Internship as an Intern Architect


2014 TAP Award for the Outstanding Portfolio

Given to one sophomore student of the College of Architecture every year, voted by the faculty

2013 - Current OU Dean’s Honor Roll 2017 2016 2015 2015 2015


ULI Urban Design Competition ACSA Steel Competition CSR Competitions DBIA Competitions eVolo Skyscraper Competitions

LIVING/TRAVEL EXPERIENCE Asia Jakarta (Born), Singapore (7 Years), Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taipei, Thailand, Bali, Kuala Lumpur America Seattle (2 Years), Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, D.C., Dallas, Miami, Vancouver (Canada) Europe Rome (4 Months), Paris, Versailles, Berlin, Stuttgart, Milan, Venice



RE-SEARCH Urban Development for University of Oklahoma Research Campus


FOG CATCHER Innovation Technology for Water Collection


THE CORE Community Living for College Students



Urban Development for University of Oklahoma Research Campus

PROJECT TYPE: Urban Planning (ONGOING) YEARS: Fall 2016 LOCATION: Norman, OK

DURATIONS: 1 Semester

The re-search development is a proposal that helps to bridge connection not only to students but also to future investor and developers to the university. The plan has three major goals: to improve and attract students, visitors, and potential investors; to establishing connections not only to the world, but first to the city region; and to exposed the area. The plan is to create a better environment by first on focusing on how to attract students to the area.

Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center

Stephenson Research and Technology Center

National Weather Center

Innovation Hub

Vast Undevelop Area

Key Elements

Regional Context

Research Campus Infrastructure Investment Expenditures Per Capita (2008) 0




Opportunities $288 million


8.4% ENERGY 17.3% OTHERS



Research Expenditures by Discipline

Thousand ft2

826 ft2 88


166 75 257




Site Condition




06 07 08 09 10 11

12 13

Research Campus Infrastructure Development



1 Establishing “A willingness to phase out old ideas and activities and embrace new ones.” ? ?


2 Connnect “An inspiring environment and institutional personality that fosters creativity and bold, transformative thinking. Exciting ideas drive creative/imaginative people.”

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3 Spreading “The value in the academy of success based on prestige is giving way to market value and tangible return on investment.” ? ?


4 Sustain “OU has considerable unrealized potential and thus tremendous opportunity to think bigger.” ? ?

Development Stages

Future Train Station

Proposed Sidewalk

Proposed Bike Paths

Future Planned Bus Routes

Future Development

Major Highways

Infrastructure Proposal





Horizontal Sprawl

Creating point of interest that invite activities and create Strengthen horizontal emphasis to utilize the vast open space opportunities to OU research campus. of the existing condition.


The Meandering


Visual Communication

Blending external condition into the building to communicate Define the visual connectivity with surrounding contexts. with the proposed masterplan.


Equal Division


Theory of Third Place

Dividing the proposed program into equal division to integrate Integrating public places into the building to boost social modularity of the building. interaction and creates nodes of activities throughout the building.

From Existing Building

From South





Further implement the proposed master plan and express The philosophy of this idea is to help converge multiple the relationship between the neighboring regions and existing specialties and to boost interdisciplinary practice by creating a contexts. new contemporary ways of learning that allows learning to take place almost anywhere throughout the building.

Creation Process

Form development



Innovation Technology for Water Collection

PROJECT TYPE: Competition YEARS: 2015 LOCATION: Meghalaya, India

PROJECT PROPERTY: Group ROLE: Diagrams, Development, and Graphics DURATIONS: 3 Weeks

FOG CATCHER proposes a passive way with which to easily and effectively capture and store water. The construction of these megastructures would be accomplished by the assembly of modular parts offering flexibility of design, ease of maintenance, and efficiency of economy. The fog harvesting mesh would be stretched across the structure to provide a massive surface area for absorbing incoming clouds. FOG CATCHER seeks to provide a passive and efficient water collection solution for the modern era.


Living Root Bridge Meghalaya, India

Geographical Location Meghalaya is a state in India where the Indian and Eurasian continental plates collide creating a huge plateau. The drastic change in elevation provides a perfect location for orographic precipitation to take place. Subsequently, the region of Meghalaya has long held the title of “Wettest Place on Earth� with an average yearly humidity of 84 percent, and average rainfalls of up to 1200cm annually. However, the geography of the region is also its curse. The region is comprised of 70 percent uninhabitable dense forest, while the tops of the plateaus are flat and barren with shallow soils that do not provide good water absorption. With no adequate means by which to collect this water, it simply becomes runoff.

Fog Harvester Mesh


Mesh 1m2

100 L/Day

Simple Technology

Living Bridge

Living Bridge Components

FOG CATCHER Components

Concept Development

Section Perspective

The fog harvesting mesh is a weave of hydroscopic polypropylene fibers. As clouds pass through the fabric, moisture is extracted and condensed on its surface.

The mesh is applied in thin strips between tension cables ensuring mesh remains in constant tension to maximize efficiency.

Water condenses on mesh and gravity pulls the water down, where it is filtered into the transportation pipes.

The larger pipes transfer water from mesh to large vertical storage tanks.

The pipe components allow easy assembly, repair, and expansion.

Storage tanks are stacked via coupling devices providing flexibility of design.

The water that collected in the tanks is filtered and treated.




Community Living for College Students

PROJECT TYPE: Residential YEARS: Spring 2015 LOCATION: Oklahoma City, OK


The courtyard is a large place that unifies the function of the building by creating an intimacy of space, space for social gathering as well as relaxation for the habitants. The placement of the courtyard will create a threshold for the residence and will also acts as a circulation. This vast open area will encourage interactions between the habitants. Multiple paths were introduced that leads up into the interior of the building. The circulation of the building rigidly follows the modular subdivision and sequence of spaces on the interior and a continuous circulation path breaks into rectilinear branches along two axes, forming a multi-directional circulation system. In addition, the interior reflects the sense of belonging for the habitants through the use of simple, smooth, and calm materials, like concrete. This will make the habitants to perceive more sense of belonging and tranquility. The building is equipped with three entrances and is embedded into a deep vestibule-like space that carved away by the modular aggregation on the lower level, which were covered on the upper level. Apart from these great characteristics, the building emerged from the combination between forms and steel structures, making this building to fall under modern architecture category. This building can somehow be described as not a building because it is an amalgamation of those who inhabit it. This interesting structure was built in that specific area to take advantage of the surrounding area such as the picturesque views and the surrounding contexts.

City Pattern

Walking Distance

Sun Orientation

View Analysis

Wind Analysis

Noise Analysis

Site Analysis

A Good Egg Dining Group RESTAURANT


The Pump Bar BAR

Pizzaria Gusto

Cheever’s Cafe



Supermarket MARKET

Thai House

N Walker Ave

Big Truck Tacos

Grandad’s Bar BAR

NW 24rd St

Family Dollar MARKET




Taco Bell

Pizza 23


NW 23rd St



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mins wa

from lking distance



Urban Context

Tietgen Dormitory / Lundaard & Tranberg Architects


The Tietgen Dormitory was designed to adjust within the urban context with the idea of its simple circular form that provides access from all direction. Its cylindrical form orients itself around the inner courtyard, making it for students to engage in activities such as social gathering. The upper levels are organized to provide the residences along the perimeter with the views to the courtyard.

Interior Circulation Threshold Gathering Space


The building’s circular form is based on a symbol of equality. The circulation of the building follows the simple circular form where it flows through the building and oriented to the inner courtyard.


Creating Courtyards The Core aims at encouraging social interactions between the residences, as interactions are the main key to establish connections between residences. The concept idea used to help designing this building came from various precedents, by creating a gathering space, such as courtyards, will boost social interaction as well as activities.

Taking Advantage of the Climate Orienting the building this way will also be beneficial from the climate such as sun orientations, summer breeze and help tackle winter wind. Thus this will create a perfect position for the courtyard for social gatherings and activities.

Tackling Privacy Privacy is also a key in this design. By creating overhangs floor plates around the building will help block the views from the outside, therefore creates boundaries from passerby.

Concept Idea Social interactions start from looking and noticing people. By making floor to ceiling windows around the apartment units will encourage the residences to start engaging in social interactions. The building is also elevated 3-feet from the ground to provide the best view to the surroundings.

Creation Process

Form development

Unit Plan with Furniture

Perspective Rendering

West Elevation




East Elevation




North-South Section (Cut Through the Middle)

Roof 48’ - 0”

Third Floor 33’ - 0”

Second Floor 18’ - 0”

Ground Floor 3’ - 0” South Elevation




Roof 48’ - 0”

Third Floor 33’ - 0”

Second Floor 18’ - 0”

Ground Floor 3’ - 0” North Elevation




Third Floor 33’ - 0”

Second Floor 18’ - 0”

Ground Floor 3’ - 0” East-West Section (Cut Through the Middle)

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