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YOUSEF ALMANA PORTFOLIO


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CONTENTS


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ACADEMIC

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ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATION YAMUNA GREEN CORRIDOR AND WETLAND PARK CO-DOMAIN

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OTHER WORKS

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BACHTRIAN COLOR REVIT MODEL MARFA 10X10


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YOUSEF ALMANA EDUCATION 2015 Present

University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Bachelor of Science and Architecture expected graduation May 2019; GPA 3.5

06/2014

Kaust, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia College level courses during summer session.

06/2014

Hamilton School Of English, Edinburgh, Scotland Took courses as part of Najd school’s cultural exchange program.

2008 - 2015 Najd Schools, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

WORK EXPERIENCE 01/2019

Studio 27 Architecture, Washington, DC Extern Assist in a public-school expansion and renovation and was primarily assigned to build a physical model for the project.

07/2017

RANCO Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Intern Assist in a housing complex project, as well as a landscape architecture project during my time working under the architecture department at Alrabiah and Nassar co.

08/2017

Rabiah-Nassar And Zamil Concrete Industries, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Intern Assist in managing pre-cast systems at a concrete industrial site, as well as in-person visits to construction sites of pre-cast projects.

RESEARCH AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE 05/2017

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Steel Design Competition Entered with a group with a parametrically designed steel museum as part of the intro to parametric design class.

01/2014

National Olympiad For Scientific Creativity: Ibda’ Reached the final stages with a material science and engineering project centered around the fabrication of Semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells.

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Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI), KAUST Gifted Student Program In the summer of 2014, I was involved in the Material Science and Engineering lab at KAUST, where I learned and practiced synthesizing Efficient, Inverted and Semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells.

SKILLS Proficiency 0-5 5 4 4 4 3

Digital Rhinoceros Grasshopper Revit Autocad V-Ray

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Adobe: Illustrator Photoshop Indesign Premiere Pro

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Manual Sketching Drafting Laser-cutting 3D Printing Woodwork

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Languages English Arabic


7 LEADERSHIP AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 2017 - 2018

MIDDLE EASTERN MENTORING PROGRAM Executive My responsibilities were to work on scheduled events and to facilitate communication between incoming middle eastern students and upperclassmen within the University of Virginia.

01/2016

VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Entered with an animated short film made with the maya software as part of the digital animation and story telling class.

07/2014

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR Participated in the Young Entrepreneur program which a training program to promote awareness of the principles of entrepreneurship.

02/2014

2014 GARGAYAAN President of the cultural fair and charity program.

CONTACT Email: yfa7sk@virginia.edu

Phone: 434 249 9870

Address: 1010 Wertland St Apt B3 Charlottesville VA, 22903


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ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATION SURFACE OPERATIONS SPRING 2018

FOUNDATION STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL BEAMAN


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Located in Sandstone, WV, this project is a rest stop off of I-64 suited to accommodate a fleet of electric vehicles. This rest stop includes charging units for electric cars and areas of leisure where car owners can spend their time while waiting for their cars to charge. Taking into consideration the river view towards the southwest, the building was designed to have a full panoramic view of the river and the mountain ridges from the interior. The warped roof was parametrically designed to follow the sun’s path, which allows the solar panels placed on top to receive the maximum amount of sunlight. The interior consists of a few segregated rooms where visitors can enjoy different activities such as yoga or kickboxing, and a large atrium area with a rock-climbing wall and a coffee shop on a loft above. The design process started with a study of surface textures and operations which later influenced the final design.


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GREEN CORRIDOR AND WETLAND PARK YAMUNA RIVER PROJECT FALL 2018

RESEARCH STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: MARIA GONZALEZ ARANGUREN


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In response to the seasonal monsoon season in Delhi, the Yamuna Wetland Park utilizes the lowest elevations of the area and forms an open wetland park that acts as a surface absorption zone during floods. The Wetland Park is situated at an important intersection between the Yamuna Biodiversity Park in the north and the city in the south. This allows the park to become a green corridor that extends towards the city. The project also aims to create an environmental and urban regeneration for the adjacent informal settlements that have been through years of catastrophic monsoons. This project not only works in an urban city scale but also in a single household scale as well. On the edges, the park seeps into adjacent alleyways creating micro environments that can be adjusted to each area’s needs.


20 The Wetland Park is situated at an important intersection between the city center and the bio diversity park on the north. To plan the park, a study of the changes in elevation of the surrounding areas was made. This was done to find the path of lowest elevation between the masterplan site and the bio diversity park. The park in this condition acts as a green corridor from the north (Yamuna biodiversity park) to the south (coronation park).


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24 The Yamuna River Wetland Project is an individual project in a large masterplan that rethinks and aims to revitalize the ecology of the Yamuna River in Delhi. The Axon below was a group effort by the studio to represent the masterplan and organize the different aspects of the scheme as a a catalyst for the urgent recovery of the Yamuna river and its tributaries.


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Biodiversity Park

green corridor

agricultural park

green corridor water treatment park

coronation park

wetland

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CO-DOMAIN THE POETICS OF THE SECTION FALL2017

RESEARCH STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: ROBIN DRIPPS


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CO-DOMAIN is a collaborative arts center where all the different fields of arts create a cultural habitat of producing and exhibiting art works. The building design challenges the typical building program, where all the public areas are in the lower floors and the private areas are above. Instead, this building utilizes a process of folding the first floor into the upper floors creating a continuous surface of public space that wraps around private spaces. This folding allows a continuous interaction between pedestrians and workers creating connections between them. As people are walking throughout the public parts of the building they are always exposed to different types of art studios and art exhibitions, continuously seeing people work in their cubicles and viewing the works of art hung on the walls of the building. After moving throughout the continuous surface that make all the public spaces, pedestrians reach the top floor where is a large theatre space that can be used as a cinema or a space to view the New York skyline. The roof is also shared with private users that occupy the apartments on the top floor.


30 Diagrammatically, Co-Domain is made of a single surface of public space that wraps around more private spaces. This folded surface also acts as an extension of the highline extending the linear park to the roof top of the building. This continuous design adds a new view to the city from the highline, from which people can view the New York City skyline. The ground floor entrance to the building is only accessible to the private users while the third floor is where public users enter the building.


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ATRUSEUM LYNCHBURGH MAIN ST FALL 2016

FOUNDATION STUDIO INSTRUCTOR: LUIS PANCORBO

ATRUSEUM is a museum/commercial building proposal centered in downtown Lynchburgh, and surrounded by three important streets (Main st., Commerce st. and 9th st.). The color scheme and the outer design of the building is based on Zaha Hadid’s Rosenthal center, which blends modernism and simplicity, while still having a complex scheme. The first two levels of the building are dedicated to commercial use; restaurants and shops. The second floor courtyard adds more sitting areas for restaurants, as well as an outdoor central atrium space. The museum itself contains a scheme of moving walls, originally used by Toyo Ito in Sendai Mediatheque, which further adds to the interactiveness of the space.


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BACHTRIAN POD PROJECT SPRING 2016 IN COLLABORATION WITH JOSHUA JENSEN Parasitic architecture, natural form and musical composition inspired the design of this pod. It coexists with the architecture of Cambell Hall, complementing the step-like seating on which it was placed. The semicurvilinear form which mimics that of a Bactrian camel, embracing the multi ethnic diversity of the designers is placed at the edge of the East Addition of Campbell Hall in University of Virginia, is at a critical point in the threshold of the building and the outside world. Lastly, classical music, specifically that of Johann Sebastian Bach, was played throughout the design process, subconsciously guiding the form.


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COLOR PHOTO SERIES FALL 2017 MODEL JOSHUA JENSEN


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REVIT MODEL MARFA 10X10 BREAKING BIM FALL 2018

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