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ZACK LENZA B.S. in Architecture

Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning

Portfolio VOL. 2, 2016


CV [ABRIDGED] Info Zack Lenza

zacklenza@gmail.com | zacklenza.wordpress.com

Recognition/Participation Spring 2015

Second Place - Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association competition

Annual 2nd year design competition among approximately 70 students.

Work Published on 3NTA.com http://www.3nta.com/folding-connection-zack-lenza/

College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) Life Committee

Assisted 4th year Maeleen Taylor in organizing an interdisciplinary student body of

representatives to meet with faculty.

Coordinated studio deadlines College-wide to minimize overlap with use of

the fabrication lab.

CAP Recruitment Ambassador

Fall 2015

1 of 2 students selected to meet with prospective high school students for an information

tour. Displayed models + boards and answered questions about the program.

Work Published in “GLUE” Magazine

CAP Student-led publication.

Work Displayed at Wunderkammer Art Gallery

For Studio Object Strange: model and board.

VR Work Presented at SIGraDi 2015 Conference (Brazil)

Spring 2016

Studio design work utilizing CAP’s Virtual Reality Environment with Alayna Davidson.

Presented by Prof. Antoneita ANGULO at the conference.

CAP IT Committee

Met with faculty + graduate students as ambassador for the third year studio. Coordinated

department’s technology resources; generated ideas for systematic re-allocation of

resources.

2016 AIA KY/IN Convention

Fall 2016

Interface P6 model displayed by faculty.

Recipient of Kevin Theobald Memorial Scholarship

Peer-nominated scholarship based on a demonstrated drive for excellence and

commitment to the field of architecture.

Education 2011-2012 - Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

Architectural Technology

2012-2013 - Ball State University 2013-2017 - Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Dean’s List: 5/8 semesters

Skills Rhino 5 Vray

Grasshopper Processing

Adobe Suite


CONTENTS

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Interface P6

pg. 4

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Folding Connection

pg. 14

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Lux Persona

pg. 22

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Multihazard Centre

pg. 32

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Sylvan Retreat

pg. 42

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Kitbashing

pg. 50

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Ambiguous Abstraction

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Generative Art

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INTERFACE P6 Design-for-Sustainability 4


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INTERFACE P6 The design is a replacement for a Folie in Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette, intending to raise awareness of sustainable building techniques in the process. The near-connection of existing paths on site P6 informed the design theme, as well as the sociological idea that strength, paradoxically, lies in Weak Ties - chance encounters with those not in our inner circles - due to a greater volume of novel information flowing between those channels. Interface P6 celebrates the brief

interaction of two worlds: the bookstore and the maker’s lab. A shared relaxation space provides opportunities to bridge the two worlds, enhancing visitors’ understanding of each other and building empathy across lines.

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Sustainable strategies implemented include double-skin walls, raised ventilation floors, and green roofs. Perforated zinc cladding refers to its local use on most Paris rooftops, tying the design intimately to its location.

Bob KOESTER

Bookstore + Maker’s lab

LOCATION:

Paris, FRANCE

PROFESSOR: DATE:

Spring 2016


diagram -> space

structure + grid

skin, 9-square “ghost�

break grid, structure

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Zinc scrim

Folie “ghost” + scrim support

Glazing

Green roofs Floor plates

Steel structure


Green roof

Ventilated panel HVAC duct intake

Plenum space warms outside air Clear PV glazing Raised floor system Perforated zinc rainscreen

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MAKER’S LAB

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Level 3

BOOKSTORE

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SOCIAL SPACE Level 1

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FOLDING CONNECTION IHLA Competition


FOLDING CONNECTION

Awarded Second Place

Located at the top of a clearing in a heavily forested area, the project brief called for a center that showcased hardwood while providing educational facilities and space for lumberjack competitions.

The lumberjack amphitheater is sloped up against the building, doubling as steps to the large green roof. The green roof reduces runoff while providing a strong connection to the surrounding landscape.

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Simulating the peeling form of the hardwood veneer manufacturing process, the large wooden folds weave their way through the spaces, promoting circulation throughout (and out of) the building and providing shade on the accessible green roof above.

This project was awarded Second Place in the first annual INDIANA HARDWOOD LUMBERMAN’S ASSOCIATION competition in Spring 2015.

PROFESSOR:

Mixed use (institutional + cultural + educational)

LOCATION:

Morristown, IN

Antonieta ANGULO

DATE:

Fall 2015


OUTDOOR LOG STORAGE

OUTDOOR PRESENTATION

MANAGED FOREST 3 acres

AUDITORIUM

SHOP

TRAINING SAWMILL

PROTECTED LUMBER STORAGE

18000 ft2

CLASSROOM FORESTRY PAVILIONS MUSEUM

CAFE

OFFICES/LOCKER ROOM

3000 ft2

SERVICE AREAS

SHOP JOHN MELLENCAMP AMPHITHEATER

6000 ft2

LUMBERJACK COMPETITION

OFFICES/LOUNGE

EXHIBITION CENTER 5000 ft2

RESTROOMS GIFT SHOP

LOBBY

COAT STORAGE

1200 ft2

DROP-OFF STAFF PARKING

BUS PARKING

PARKING (100 CARS)

Interior/Exterior circulation

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1. Lobby 2. Exhibition Center 3. Café 4. Museum 5. Classroom 6. Auditorium 7. Wood Shop

8. Sawmill 9. Gift Shop + Coat Storage 10-12. Service Areas 13. Stairwell + Elevator 14. Exhibit Prep Shop 15. Amphitheater Seating 16. Lumberjack Area

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17. Lounge + Kitchenette 18. Locker Rooms + Showers 19. Office 20. General Offices 21. Manager’s Office 22. Restrooms 23. Waiting Area

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Exhibition entrance


Primary Glulam Structure

Exhibition Center

Green Roof

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LUX PERSONA Performing Arts Center 22


SINKING [.1-.8]

NESTLE [<.1]

SUNK [>.8]

LUX PERSONA In the age of smartphone cameras and ever-present audiences, who are the performers? This design for a Performing Arts Center takes the visitor and places him on a stage, encouraging a new way of considering performance. This studio took the principles of Object-Oriented Ontology as a starting point to find a new form language, while challenging accepted notions of building. Primitive shapes were chosen, deformed, and used to compose the form of the building.

Through the process of kitbashing, a wide variety of spaces were created via intersections, resulting in new possibilities for programmatic distribution. Some intersections become light wells, some become research labs, and others art galleries.

TYPE:

Mixed-use (institutional + cultural)

LOCATION:

Fort Wayne, IN

PROFESSOR:

James KERESTES Light is treated as a material: modulated, reflected, and refracted DATE: throughout the galleries by the two light wells. Circulation revolves Fall 2015 around the luminous voids, cutting across them and producing a sensation of weightlessness.


parents

children, generation 1

KICK | PUNCTURE | KISS | NESTLE | SINK

operations

children, generation 2

parents

NESTLE | SINKING | SUNK children, generation 3

parents

children, generation 4

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Site Plan

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Terrain / Object Dialogue

Photonics research labs Projection art gallery Steel gilled skin

Restaurant + entrance level Sculpture studios

Wall Section

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Site / Object Dialogue

W-E Section

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Projection Art Galleries

Photonics Research Labs Kinetic Sculpture Galleries Kinetic Sculpture Studios Light well

Restaurant/Lounge

Light Wells

Kinetic sculpture gallery

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TIHAZARD RESPONSE + REFUGE

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia


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Context/Site

Multihazard Response and Refuge Centre

! M U L T I H A Z A R D R E S P O N S E+R E F U G E The most fundamental purpose of architecture is to provide shelter, and in modern societies, this is fulfilled automatically as a matter of course. But climate change is increasing the frequency of natural disasters as well as their density multiple hazards are increasingly co-present, presenting a much stronger onslaught against the built environment. Sited on the disused railyard plot in downtown Byron Bay, the Centre focuses on preservation of culture and life in the midst of cascading

hazards, while acting as a multiple-use community centre, hostel, and transportation hub when not under threat. The Centre anticipates storm surges, cyclone-force winds, fires, and flooding by incorporating principles of resilience. Seven vertical â&#x20AC;&#x153;keysâ&#x20AC;? sheathed in corten steel serve as the main ordering element between the three programmatic volumes, each taking on a variety of functions.

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Transit hub + hostel (refuge) + community centre + hazard response

LOCATION:

Byron Bay, Australia

PROFESSOR:

Joeseph BILLELO

DATE:

Fall 2016


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Fire Resistant materials: -CorTen steel -Charred timber -Glulam structure -Precast concrete panels

Development sketches

Steel-reinforced shutter panels

Raised generator room + critical functions

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1. Entrance 2. Boat garage 3. Light rail station 4. Garage entrance 5. Uniform cleaning area 6. Apparatus room 7. Training area 8. Repair bay 9. Reception

10. Courtyard 11. Market 12. Community room 13. Lockers 14. Restroom + Showers 15. Officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dorm 16. Kitchenette 17. Meeting room 18. Semi-outdoor space


Hostel 22

Administration Fire station

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Light rail station + lookout

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19. Hostel rooms 20. Dining area 21. Kitchen 22. Lookout canopy 23. Food storage 24. Generator room 25. Administrative office 26. Control center 27. Documentation room

28. Multihazard officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office 29. Chiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office 30. Courtyard terrace

Community


Parapet cap Parapet wall Rigid insulation Glulam beam Pivoting charred timber panel [closed] Glazing system Pivoting charred timber panel [open]

Hinge Glulam header beam

Split glulam column

Steel plate ground connection

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W12X58 BEAMS PER STRUCTURAL FRAMING DRAWING W10X49 COLUMNS PER STRUCTURAL FRAMING DRAWING 3/4” PLY-COVERED RAILING

STORAGE CLOSET CLERESTORY WINDOW

LIVING

KITCHEN

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8” CONC. PER FOUN DRAWING

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WALL NDATION

13501 West Lake Road Seymour, IN 47274

CAMP LAKEVIEW CABIN REVISIONS

720’-0” T.O.S.F. MAIN LEVEL DESIGN_DEVELOPMENT

LONGITUDINAL SECTION 1

1 A6.4

SCALE: 3/16" = 1'-0"

710’-0” T.O.S.F. LOWER LEVEL

DRAWN BY: Zack Lenza Meghan Miller

A6.1 NORTH ELEVATION

3/16” = 1’-0”

DATE:

6/29/2016

PROF:

Tim Gray

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SYLVAN R ETR EAT Building Technologies


SYLVAN R ETR EAT Design Partner: Meghan Miller Lakeview Retreat was conceived as an exercise in the working drawing documentation phase, with the goal of producing a full set by the end of the project, as well as a detailed model. All original design work, model-building, and original drawing documentation was done in collaboration with Meghan Miller. In Summer 2016, I slightly altered the design and layout, revised the drawing set, and created renders and diagrams.

TYPE:

Single-Family residence, year-round use

LOCATION: Seymour, IN

PROFESSOR: Tim GRAY

DATE:

Spring + Summer 2016


25'-4 1/4"

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4'-7" 01

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ROOF OVERHANG

19'-10 3/4" 4'-2 1/4"

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44'-2 1/2"

16'-10 1/4" 5'-11 1/4"

KITCHEN 202

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11'-7 1/2" 1'-0"

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13501 West Lake Road Seymour, IN 47274

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4'-3"

CAMP LAKEVIEW CABIN

3'-3 1/4"

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3'-9 1/2"

2'-6 1/4"

TERRACE

3'-4"

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3'-1 1/2"

9'-0" 25'-4"

DESIGN_DEVELOPMENT

MAIN LEVEL

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T.O.C. 723' - 1 1/2"

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20'-4"

4” CONC. WALKWAY

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6” CEDAR HANDRAIL ON STEEL SUPPORTS

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MAIN LEVEL

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3/16” = 1’-0”

DATE:

6/29/2016

PROF:

Tim Gray

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CAMP LAKEVIEW CABIN

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DRAWN BY: Zack Lenza Meghan Miller

STANDING SEAM ZINC ROOF PANELS 2”x4” VERTICAL LARCH SIDING

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13501 West Lake Road Seymour, IN 47274

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REVISIONS 101

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720’-0” T.O.S.F. MAIN LEVEL

DESIGN_DEVELOPMENT

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SOUTH ELEVATION 710’-0” T.O.S.F. LOWER LEVEL

SCALE: 3/16" = 1'-0" DRAWN BY: Zack Lenza Meghan Miller

A3.1 SOUTH ELEVATION

3/16” = 1’-0”

DATE:

6/29/2016

PROF:

Tim Gray

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MISCELLANEOUS works


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KITBASHING This exercise explored the ideas of Object Oriented Ontology through the process of kitbashing - taking discrete objects from models (engines, tires, spaceship wings, etc.) and combining them such that the objects retain their characteristics without being lost in the composition. No form was determined ahead of time; it arose out of the interactions between the objects. In this way, the composition grew naturally from part-to-part relationships. This particular composition was

created using only four unique objects that underwent a series of transformations to create a sense of visual complexity. Interiority was explored through the section cut by creating a variable poche, examining continued object-object relationships below the surface.

PROFESSOR:

James KERESTES

DATE:

Fall 2015


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AMBIGUOUS ABSTRACTION Sketch series exploring texture, patterns, and composition. I was interested in expanding the space between uncertainty and perception - the moment of recognition is intentionally obstructed. Irregular shapes and unresolved lines are interwoven with recognizable geometries, or even letters. The results dance somewhere between reality and abstraction to engage the viewer in the act of interpretation.

DATE:

Summer 2016


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GENERATIVE The applications of code are rapidly increasing in architecture; my aim with these pieces is to explore the possibilities coding has on image manipulation through various modes of pixelsorting. Individual pixels from a base image are arranged and sorted based on inherent values, such as brightness, hue, saturation, location - recombinated into a new image that has more â&#x20AC;&#x153;orderâ&#x20AC;? than the last. Some scripts reintroduce randomness, while others allow multiple degrees of sorting.

ART After the scripts sort the image, multiple iterations are combined and layered, producing different readings based on the methods of sorting. Scripts written by Tomasz Sulej.

DATE:

Summer+Fall 2016


base image

pixel line sorting -brightness channel, tolerance >=150 layering -transparency -selective hue shift

permute -85% right sort -brightness(0, 100) merge -90% left sort -brightness(101, 255)

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Zack Lenza | Architecture Portfolio | 2016  

Academic and personal work conducted at Ball State University.

Zack Lenza | Architecture Portfolio | 2016  

Academic and personal work conducted at Ball State University.

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