Zachary Polen EDUCATION
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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
KNOWLTON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE B.S. ARCHITECTURE MAJOR THIRD YEAR STUDENT 2015 - Present Columbus, OH 3.6 GPA Dean’s List
American Institute of Architecture Students
THETA XI FRATERNITY
Photoshop Indesign VRAY Half-Toner Microsoft Office
2016 - Present SKILLS IN
2016 - Present
Public Relations Chairman
2017 - Present
Ski Team Competitor
OSU WELCOME LEADER Welcome Leader
2016 - 2017 2015 - 2016
KNOWLTON ARCHIVED PROJECTS Project Chosen for Student Archive
DEAN’S LIST EXPERIENCE
Chi Chapter Member
OHIO STATE WATER-SKI TEAM
2015 - 2017
HOOSIER HILLS MARINA Dock and Maintenance Lead Celestine, IN
GAHANNA PARKS AND REC Camp Counselor Gahanna, OH
Cashier and Food Prep Brighton, MI
2014 - 2015
I am a third year Architecture Undergraduate at Ohio State who is seeking an internship to expand my experience and knowledge base. Living out of the country for nearly six years of my life has given me a passion and desire to influence the built world around me.
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Gymnasium Autumn 2017
Duplex Autumn 2016
Dance and Performing Arts Center Spring 2017
2-D Hand Drawn Ornament Spring 2018
Medical Library Autumn 2017
Gymnasium AUTUMN 2017 3RD YEAR SITE | COLUMBUS, OH
The JO North redevelopment became an opportunity to create an entrance into campus from the northern side. Mostly being greeted by high rise dorms located right at Lane Avenue this project grows from the street’s elevation into Ohio State’s campus giving people a pleasant and interesting entrance into the district. Placing program near to the most likely user gives the building an ease of access to both the community and student body. Seamlessly blending the two allows Columbus to have a larger presence on campus. The form of the project is defined by a “Wall” which navigates between, and adapts to, each of the three ideas of making. These consist of Intersection, Ribbing, and Platonic Solids. RHINO | VRAY ILLUSTRATOR | PHOTOSHOP
Program being logically placed and separated by user shaped the form by separating the public used spaces like the cafe from the private used spaces like the workout facilities and locker room.
The section below illustrates two different effects of the project, the growth from the Lane Ave side into campus, and the shift in making from ribbing toward platonic solids.
The project is defined around a â€œWallâ€? which becomes manipulated based on three ideas of making. Intersection, Platonic Solids, and Ribbing are the ideas of making which the wall changes around. Whether the wall is disjointed in the intersection, entirely solid in the platonic solids, or cuts through the ribbing, the wall becomes the continuous defining system throughout the project.
The project has two axes which cut through the building. The main axis which comes from off campus attempting to bring the city in, and the other which comes from campus bringing the student body to the building.
Render of the public space, viewing the counter of the cafe. Showing the idea of making of intersecting with the large columns intruding into the space.
View into the western courtyard. Shows impact of the ribbed elements extruding from the glass wall.
Double House Duplex Project
AUTUMN 2016 2ND YEAR
The Double House studies the difficulty of creating two equal yet varying experiences and qualities of space within a single form. The form itself developed from the doubling of a simple form and by deploying minor manipulations, to create a complex negative. This negative then informed the organization which focuses on stacking and striation. Elaborated on by juxtaposing the stacking of 2 Dimensional elements against the stacking of 3 Dimensional elements. Once the form was established the project set out to develop these residences around a central light well. This well influences circulation, views, and organization of spaces. This being said, The shape of the well refuses to compromise privacy between the two residences RHINO | ILLUSTRATOR
Stacking of elements and spaces as well as the longitudinal form gave way to using ramps as the most prominent mode of circulation and procession.
The two residences are organized to give each unit a similar amount of living space while maintaining the quality of space. Solving the problem of maintaining a complex form while designing comfortable usable space became the focus.
The Light Well allows for light to come into the middle of the form allowing the residences to experience light on either side of their units and spaces.
Performing Arts Center SPRING 2017 2ND YEAR
Flanked by a park on one side and the city on the other , the DPAC aims to connect the two. Using the dichotomy of a glazing system versus solid cladding system, the project transitions the site towards the park. The three monoliths define the exterior form which grows from the parks edge into the city. The form separates as it reaches away from the city. The issue of creating a space welcoming to the public by design and program was the interactivity of the public. Solving this dilemma gave way to a main theater having views from the exterior down into the space and by using circulation to advantage. The circulation between these monoliths is held both above and underneath the street level, encouraging the occupant to navigate through open exhibits and performances. RHINO | VRAY ILLUSTRATOR | PHOTOSHOP
Circulation of the project was designed both above and below the street level to preserve the initial three monoliths while also promoting interactivity. The users on the interior and exterior both effect the performance of the space.
Placing the largest of the theaters within the large cantilever and the smaller theater underground opposite of the cantilever gives each of the theaters a unique quality. The larger theater remains separate and private, while the smaller has views from the exterior above creating a more dynamic experience with each different type of user within its space.
Glass making up most of the street level of the project gives a voyeur quality to the space. This quality gives these spaces a natural experiential performance.
Beautiful Hut 2-D Hand Drawn Ornament
SPRING 2018 3RD YEAR
Learning, understanding, and deploying a technique and mode of making inspired these Louis Sullivan like plates. Pushing to look for an idea of making which could be used in a repetitive manner to create patterns lead to hand drawing. The design of these plates revolve around the idea of layering created by shading. The plates once drawn and shaded were then inverted to create a negative. The drawings were left untouched as to keep the delicate nature of drawing, and keeping the imperfections. Once deployed these plates were reflected and repeated which created bands and more complex relationships amongst themselves. HAND DRAWING | PHOTOSHOP ILLUSTRATOR | INDESIGN
Fibonacci Library Case Western Medical Reserve Library
AUTUMN 2017 3RD YEAR SITE | CLEVELAND, OH
This library began with the creation of two Fibonacci meshes, one in plan and one in section. This created a logarithmic scale in which each block could represent something as small as a chair up to something the size of a giant courtyard. These blocks eventually became defined as a solid or as a void. This was determined based on program. The concept is an continued exploration of the Russian Constructivist, Malevich, tower models. This micro to macro scale variance allowed for complexity and variety in form. Adding the circulation of folded plates into this mesh of positives and negatives pushed the organization to be separated based on the dichotomy of knowledge versus application within the medical profession. The result of these moves is a building analog, which does not attempt to represent a convention driven and constructible structure, but instead acts as a medium for concepts and ideas which a future conventional building could become influenced from. RHINO | VRAY ILLUSTRATOR | PHOTOSHOP HALF-TONER
These Fibonacci Meshes represent the plan relationship and the sectional relationship. The plan mesh above uses the device woven as the driving organization. The sectional mesh below uses the device of striation as its driving organization.
The Ground Floor Plan shows how the Fibonacci Mesh is a system which defines as much of the building and the form as it does with the exterior landscaping and procession. The Fibonacci blocks become the landscaping, the furniture, the book-stack, and the spaces themselves.
Dividing the organization based on knowledge at one end, which contains the book-stacks, and the study spaces surrounding the deeper courtyard, and based on application at the other end, which contains program such as the museum, and the auditorium, helps develop the connection between the form of the building analog and its relationship with the user and experience.
Sectionally the project is a series of stacked voids varying in a logarithmic scale from hallway sized spaces to massive voided courtyards. The scale of the courtyards themselves develop the idea of the deep depth of knowledge necessary for the medical profession, and the shallow proven practices of the application of the knowledge.
The folded plates defining the circulation allow for a gradual progression through the building. They define their own specific space while seamlessly moving between the Fibonacci voids. They are organized by either connecting two spaces or by wrapping large voided spaces.
Spring 2018 Architecture Portfolio