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ZACHARY L UNDGREN
1316 Tennessee St. Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: 402.709.9721 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Masters of Architecture I, May 2018 Class: 4th year Cumulative GPA: 3.51 Studio GPA: 3.77
AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Other Rhinoceros, Lumion, SketchUp
ORGANIZATIONS AIAS KU Chapter VOULENTEER Historic Greens Spring Greening, New Orleans, LA (March 2015) INVOLVEMENT • Restoration project of a house in the lower 9th ward in New Orlean’s
• Built a deck, compost bins, installing hurricane resistant windows, and landscape work. Freedom by Design AIAS KU, Lawrence, KS (Fall 2015) • Design build project through AIAS KU of a garden shed for the students of the Lawrence, KS New York Elementary School.
PROFESSIONAL ASD Stanley J. How Architects, Omaha, NE EXPIERIENCE (Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Dec. 29th- January 8th 2016)
• Worked as draftsman using AutoCAD to produce floor plans, site plans, demolition plans, sections, elevations, details, and mechanical plans under the supervision of a licensed architect. • Doing preliminary measurements of job sites to verify existing conditions. • Scanning and archiving the companies hand drafted plans into an electronic folder. • Running copies and prints on a plotter. • Sitting in on meetings with clients. NCARB Membership Total IDP: 890 hours
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In my semester at the Danish Institute of Study Abroad in Copenhagen, my studio was instructed to design a kunsthal. A Kunsthal is a form of art gallery that only holds temporary art exhibits, and are often free to the public. The site which the Kunsthal sits is located in the center of Copenhagenâ€™s Carlsberg Development, and a major emphasis of the project is for the kunsthal mesh with this masterplan. More specifically the project seeks to engage a plaza which is adjacent to the site. This is done by the building detaching itself from the existing building on the site, which creates a node for the plaza which is attached to the kunst hall, and also an access point in and out of the square.
Credit: Entasis Architects
Art v. Public
To engage the future square, the kunsthal is elevated one story, to allow for a transpaent base level to hold the social programs. Also the mass provides a opening with the adjacent opening to provide a portal into the square.
For visitors to enter the kunsthal, they must ascend to a elevated urban platform, which can be accessed through a extended ramp from the square, or a more immidiate stair from the street.
Inside the Kunsthal the visitors then circulate up in a spiral upwards. This space is entirley day lit and provides a contrasting envirementart, from the galleries which are entirely enclosed to provide a healthy setting to hold art.
Once the visitor reaches the rooftop sculpture garden, they have the option of exiting from 2 elevators located at opposite corners of the building. These towers also provide fire escapes from all floors.
studio 508 Dallas Museum of Slow Violence Slow Violence is a negative phenomenon in which small-scale violent activities occur over a large extent of time, resulting in an accretion of violence over time. Due to their slow and small-scale occurrence, they go unnoticed and unattended by the public, causing situations that are difficult to mitigate or rectified. Some examples of this include deforestation, climate change, and toxic drift. The goal of this project was to design a museum that lets its visitors be informed of the notion of slow violence, through both its architecture and exhibits.
Site Context The priority in selecting the site was to tie this proposed museum into the existing Arts District in downtown Dallas. The solution was to locate the museum along the Flora Street in which other prominent arts buildings including the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Winspear Opera house are located. The formal mass of the museum mimics that of the Nasher, which is adjacent to the northwest side of the selected site.
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Program Organization A visitor will enter from the Flora Street. Designated space for the main exhibit (shown in red) is located in the back of the site, while all other programming in the building (shown in yellow) are located adjacent to Flora and Pearl Streets for easy public and service access.
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Two Kinds of Galleries The main exhibit consists of two types of galleries. One (shown in blue) is a ‘linear, continuous gallery’, which meanders switching back and forth and gradually changes direction to create a sense of disorientation for the visitor. The second type of galleries (shown in red) are ‘triangular static galleries’ that fill the spaces in-between the continuous gallery, created through the shifts in its directions. These galleries create a fragmentation in the story/ journey, which allows the visitors to analyze a specific event or theme more in depth.
Fragment Gallery Linear Gallery
Gradual Decent Along with the gradual shift in direction, there are several other features in the main continuous gallery that evoke a sense of slow violence. One is the change of grade: the continuous gallery has a consistent slope down, which creates a gradual change of the height of the space, in turn creating an increased experiential tension as visitors move through the gallery.
“Violence” Intensified This decent is accentuated with the gradual change of natural light coming from the top through a glass roof, which results in the gallery spaces naturally getting darker as the visitor walks down. Finally, as the visitor descends, the smooth concrete walls found at the start of the gallery begins to become rough and less pleasant to the touch.
Reflective Destination The continuous gallery leads into the final gallery space, a very dark voluminous space, in which the natural light from the ceiling is completely cut off. This exhibit is representational of the point of ‘no return’ for a slow violent event. Visitors then walk through this last exhibit to an elevator, which is located on the axial center on which the galleries are pivoted. This then takes visitors back up to the ground level and opens up to a viewing gallery, which gives a panoramic view of all of the continuous gallery at once and of the journey one has just gone through. This space provides a sense of transparency and reflection for the visitor.
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Egress and Accessibility Egress Stariway (Fire Rated) Egress Access Corridor (Fire Rated/ Sprinkled) Exit Discharge Accessible Vertical Circulation Accessible Restrooms
Spitlog Farm Garden Shed
Studio 509 was asked as a whole to design and build a garden shed on Splitlog farm, which is an urban garden located in the center of Kansas City Kansas. The farm has close ties with M.E. Pearson Elementary School, which is located just west of the site. This involvement with the elementary school and its kids, molded the shed into both a place for holding gardening supplies, and an optimal place to educate kids on gardening. This led to the adding of a large bifold door, to create a classroom platform, butterfly roof to provide rain collection and education of sustainable practice, and a large conc. work bench.
Door Study Exploded Axonometric
Prefabrication As a studio, we decided that the most efficient method of construction would be to prefabricate the shed in components (Wall Panels, Roof, Doors), and then later assemble on site. In this portion of the process I was heavily involved in the faรงade of the shed, coming up with different prototypes to come up with the eventual solution of using a 2x2 wood slats furred out from plywood sheathing on steel tube framing. I was then involved in the preassembly of the steel frame, then installing the different components of the fascade onto the framing.
On Site Construction Before the prefabricated pieces could be brought to the site, a team of five of us completed the critical step of pouring the foundation. In this phase of the project I learned how to use batter board and string to insure the piers of the shed were poured at the correct dimensions. After the piers were poured I worked with the team fastening the prefabricated pieces together. What I learned most from this experience is the importance of accuracy in all aspects of the construction process, and beginning to think of this in the early design phases of the project. 20
studio 209 Kansas City Grocery KCG or Kansas City Grocery is a project located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, KS. The Big Eleven Lake and Minnesota Ave. area currently is not a attractive area economically, and sits in an area registered as a food desert. Although the area has great historical context, and great potential for social interaction for the community. This studio sought to create a grocery that serves outward to the community of Kansas City, KS by offering a variety of programs, including a farmers market, classrooms, a communtity indoor futsal field.
SITE Site: Selection There are 2 major urban moves that the master plan for the big eleven area shows. A connection between Big Eleven Lake, and Waterway park. Also a rejuvenation of Minnesota Ave. through street front business. These two urban moves intersect at 11th and Minnesota Ave. which is where I have chosen for the site of the grocery store. The goal of my project is to integrate these urban moves into the concept of my design.
Site: Street Adjacencies The grocery store is placed on the south side of the site to insure the creation of a commercial street front, and the scale of a urban pedestrian walkway. The west side of the site, adjacent to 11th street, has the farmers market and gardens, which creates a corridor of community activity along a pathway used too walk between the two parks.
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PERSPECTIVE SECTION The ideal location for the futsal pavilion is on the northen side of site, alongside the 11th street community corridoor. This location would have a clear view of the lake. The issue is of the exsiting slope of the grade that causes for a big diffrence in elevations from front to back.
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studio 208 North Phase I: Underground Pavillion
In a individual investigation of East Lawrence I found that there were not a lot of public spaces for the community. So my response was to create an open structured pavilion that would create opportunities for social interaction in the neighborhood. To develop the philosophical foundation for the project, I experimented with an abstract landscape using a variety of multimedia materials. First I spray painted an intriguing pattern on to the canvas, representational of the spaceZ. Then covered it up with magazines, representational of the site context, and then excavated the magazines until the pattern below was revealed. By then covering the excavated space with the torn magazine pieces, the pattern starts to blend in with the site again, although disturbed enough to give the viewer a sneak peak of what lies below. This resulted in the creation of an underground pavilion. As a visitor proceeds down a series of four ramps 2 actions occur. One, as the ramps descent the pavilion ceiling starts to enclose over the visitor. Then at the same time the inner wall of the pavilion gradually opens up revealing what is inside. The ramps then lead to a large open space that becomes a canvas for the intriquit pattern produced by the sun.
Phase II: Art Gallery The next phase of the project was to create an enclosed building out of the existing structure from phase 1, and come up with an entirely new program. East Lawrence has a very lively art scene, and holds a number of galleries which are located in historic brick buildings. The goal of this project was to produce a gallery that would bring a loud exterior presence of art to the area, while still holding on to the characteristics of the traditional galleries found in the East Lawrence neighborhood. To start the project off I went back to the abstract landscape to investigate initial conceptual ideas. To start I took off most of the magazine cover accept for 5 pieces that would act as art pieces, then I took paint to investigate different ways each piece could be framed. What I got out of this was an idea of a gallery that showed art in two spaces that contrasted each other. The ramps and the sublevel room remained in this next phase of this project, the additions included a brick wall enclosing the sublevel, and an another room built directly on top. The exterior facade contains vibrant colored panels situated in a pattern reminiscent of a Piet Mondrian painting (a famous artist part of the De Stijl movement), to bring that outward presence of art to the area. The visitor although does not directly enter into the ground level space, but proceeds down the ramps into a less vibrant brick basement that captures the rustic vibe of a typical Lawrence gallery. Then visitors continuing in a spiral pattern, initiated by the ramps, go up a spiral stair located where the oculus was previously into the space above. This gallery space has a very clean modern aesthetic that contrasts greatly from the spaces below.
Phase III: Mausoleum
For the final phase of the project the program shifted to a mausoleum. Going back to the abstract landscape, creating contrast was again something I wanted to explore. This time it was through expressing life and death. The first move was painting black around the 5 pieces of magazine, symbolically killing them off, and creating 5 sources of mourning on the canvas. To bring them back to life, vividly colored paint was tossed and splattered across to create a high energy filter that brings life back to the five sources of depression. This translated into again creating two contrasting yet complimenting spaces. The top floor acts as a space to celebrate the life of the fallen individuals. This is done with stained glass to add a sense of liveliness and happy energy to the space. 3 monolithic marble forms extruded from the ceiling act as monuments for loved ones occupying the tombs below. The bottom level is accessed through a spiral staircase in the center. Below is a very somber spiritual space, where it is revealed that there are light tunnels coming down from where the marble monuments are located. This brings down light in front of the deceased and would provide a confronting warmth to where family members may stand, and create a spiritual atmosphere in the room.
The objective of this project was to illustrate a journey. This was done through a physical model, orthogonal plans, and a set of drafted perspective drawings. The first step was to construct the physical model through a preselected kit of parts. This preselected kit of parts was assembled into a jouney with the simple concept of a rapid ascent (stairs), and a gradual descent (ramps).A set of plans was then drafted to use to project the 3 perspective views of the model that best narrate the journey. One showing the rapid ascent or the stairs, one showing the middle portion of the journey or the elevated platform, and lastly the gradual descent of the journey or the set of ramps.