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Anthology - A history of my education

Anthology - A history of my education



Undergraduate Architecture and Design Portfolio

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    • anthology
    • 1 • a body of the most important, influential or respected works • an archived system of ordering information • a container for holding the evidence of life’s accomplishments  “portfolio” “a personal account”
    • 32 In the process of gaining my education from the University of Tennessee School of Archi- tecture and Design I have learned many things from many people. From all of these things I have learned I have been able to develop and concentrate my own personal interests in the world of architecture and design. While at UT I have discovered a major interest in the fields of history and sociology and how the two are related to the field of architecture in various ways. These interests have led me to focus many of my designs based on a histori- cal influence that lies within the context of the site or the structure, but at the same time I always attempt to direct my projects design in a way so that social interaction amongst non-typical people will occur on my site and within my structures. Every design that I begin I ask myself the same question; “How will this design affect the surrounding context and its landscape? How can this design present a lasting presence on the people who visit it in the future? How will my building be viewed or used in the future after I am gone?” Dear Reader, I thank you for taking the time to view this book OREN DREW PATTERSON YARBROUGH    redesigning the greenline 6 rethinking the salk institute 14 center for sustainability 22 neuhoff arts community 30 two page spreads 40 field in motion 44 TAAST design competition 46 stationary set 48 photography 52 collage work / juxtapositions 58 sketchwork 62 
    • 4 5 • a systematic way of classifying forms • a way of composing order in a chaotic context • forming a synthesized framework of various programs and forms 6 14 22 30  “architecture” “an organized formation”
    • 6  In Chattanooga there is a small track of land sitting between the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo train station and the historic MLK neighborhood. This site use to house a gas stor- age facility and has since been removed, leaving a vacant lot. This site rests along a train line that will be converted into a public greenway for people to use as travel from urban parts of the city to the UTC campus, which is beyond the MLK neighborhood. The project requirements were to redevelop this area of land into a multi-use park with a farmers mar- ket, a shared farm, amphitheater, and a train station and restaurant. The train station will hopefully be a new fast rail train to connect Chattanooga to Atlanta, bringing new jobs and consumers into the city. “excavation” “competing landscapes of natural and machine origins” 7
    • train station entrance 98
    • view of amphitheater from bridge communal gardens and greenwaylower level of park “machine level”upper level of park “natural level” 1110
    • 12 view of clocktower from farmers market view of farmers market and entrance ramp major ramps that connect the greenway level of the site to the lower level 13
    • 14  The Preservation as Provocation project asked for a number of facilities to be added to the existing Salk Institute, so as to provide a better campus enviroment for the scientists study- ing there. The program was broken down into three groups, a new laboratory addition, and a new community center development, and a residential area for long term students. This visual display will follow the work done on the community center and residential buildings for the Salk Institute additions. The program for which was a new library, con- ference hall, exercise facility, a faculty lounge, and a hotel and apartments for long term residents of the school. “wall-void-building relationships” “communal interaction within an acedemic enviroment” 15
    • A B C D E F G 1716 site features: A. conference center B. lower salk plaza C. library D. fitness center E. library/dining plaza F. dining lounge G. Hotel
    • 18 19 view of library from lower salk plaza above: wall-void-building massing diagram top left: fitness center/library sections middle left: fitness center section bottom left: dining lounge section
    • view of dining lounge from outdoor plaza view of lower salk plaza from libraryview of library from dining lounge wall-void-building massing diagram 2120
    • 22  The center for sustainability would be a community outreach and education center that would be located less that two blocks from the current Music City Convention center in downtown Nashville. The program for this project called for office spaces for LEED entities, auditorium and conference spaces, a library and architectural studio spaces for LEED archi- tects and firms in Nashville. The design also called for a special approach to the structure and the site, so that a high level of sustainable features would be implemented into the building so that it would function as a showcase for the public at large to see how a LEED quality building operates and functions on a day-to-day basis. “elevated parks” “urban sustainability in a neighborhood setting” rain collection leader W18 x 35 Steel wide flange beam W10 x 22 Steel wide flange beam joists batt insulation light gauge metal framing glass curtain wall pressure treated lumber light gauge metal framing batt insulation faux wood flooring subfloor sheathing/ protection board 6” concrete floor slab Zincalume metal facade air barrier metal flashing pressure treated lumber metal sheathing for soffit Zincalume steel roof sheathing waterproof membrane rigid insulation steel decking 3/4” gypsum board sheathing 23
    • 24 perforated Aluminum metal wall slope 1/4 : 12 rigid Insulation batt Insulation suspended paraline metal ceiling engineered soil concrete paver stones undisturbed soil compacted fill soil glass curtain wall system gravel rain leader drainage system light gauge metal framing W18x35 wide flange steel beam W10x22 wide flange steel beam joists spandrel glass curtain wall system recycled gypsum suspended ceiling W18x35 wide flange steel beam W10x22 wide flange steel beam Wearing surface drainage mat thermal insulaton gravel protection board waterproof membrane concrete floor slab 4” Vegetation 2’ x 2’ Concrete pavers Paver footings AHU A B C D E F G H J K L M N 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 E J H GGG CCC DDD BBB K A F below: ground floor plan of center far right: Nashville figure ground far right: fitness center section 25
    • 26 27 AHU BBBBBBBB EEEEEEEE AHU BBBB D EEEE D second level floorplan third level floorplan
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    • 30  The Neuhoff Arts Community is a master plan of a complex site that is a former meat packing facility in East Germantown, a neighborhood just north of Downtown Nashville. The program for this design was developed in an earlier project by me as a response to Nashville’s city planners and officials showing concern for the lack of residential housing in the areas surrounding East Germantown, a former residential neighborhood turned in- dustrial park. The program I developed called for an extensive array of retail and mixed used spaces to be placed in existing factory buildings. Some of the programs included an arts consortium, several art gallerys, bookstores, cafes, a grocery store, and several differ- ent types of residential buildings place throughout the site. The addition of several new structures also took place in the design of the city complex. “the new city center” “creation in a place of death” 31
    • 3332 existing recieving building at Neuhoff aerial view of Neuhoff Arts Communitysite diagram of various phases of design
    • 34 35 aerial view of residential bridge at Neuhoff view of Neuhoff Factory from arts consortium roof gardensection of residential bridge and arts consortium at Neuhoff Complex section of bridge with elevation of ramping entrace “death ramp”
    • 36 37 view of downtown Nashville from roof garden view of riverfront gallery and entrance ramp view of consortium and bridge from lower courtyard view of residential bridge from parking area
    • 3938 From a design and liva owners occupied for years. Af it was time for a radical cha which ended up being moved another owner, and hired arc their dream home based on make it small but comfortable fordable. Logan didn’t shy away f the end he accomplished bo $160 per square foot, a price the residential market in and plans are less costly than tho used in a manner that bro house without breaking the really speak for themselves their own inherent beauty a to be economical. This is a go on a low budget ”  • creation meant to communicate or appeal to senses or mind • the individual image you wish to represent to those around you • revealing yourself in a symbolic rendering or graphic depiction “graphic image” “a personal narrative” 40 44 46 48 Dear Mr. Johnson: I am writing you today to show my inte with your firm for the 2010 summer. I am cu elor’s of Architecture at the University of Te friendly person who gets along well with ot vated and outgoing. I am not afraid to wor  1. explaining adaptations 2. a successional development 3. the abundance of diversity in context of ones enviroment May 7th, 2010 Rufus Johnson Associates 1740 Memorial Drive, Suite 2 Clarksville, Tennessee 37043 “the study of” “living relations” H J 2 0 1 1 U n i v e r s i t y o f Te n n e s s e e C o l l e g e o f A r c h i t e t c u r e a n d D e s i g n r t n e r s
    • 40  This graphic design project requested two double page spreads be created on a given architectural project or ar- chitect of our choosing. Each student took an existing text and photographs on thier architect or building and from that we developed a design concept for placing these items on the double page spreads so as to emphsize the design theme of the architect or the design aesthetic of the building we chose to work with. “blurring divisions” “an architectural detail”
    • 42 43 The two-story house sits nestled at the base of a hill. Lo- gan wisely incorporated the contours of the site into the design, positioning the house to work with the land rather than against it - ing functions, rises into the tree canopy. Thick stands of privacy-en- hancing trees on the south and east sides of the house allowed for the installation of broad expanses of glass, crucial to the airy, buoy- mountain views and wonderful year-round light, and there’s a real intimacy with the setting.” The budget etched in his mind, Logan decided that the straightforward. He drew basic box embellished with what he describes as “articulations” meant to add variation and interest to the façade. “The idea was to make the box more than a box by carving away corners and pulling parts of the house out into projections that extend from the living areas.” He explains. “This “They didn’t have a lot of preconceived notions about the design, so there was a lot of room for exploration.” them it would not have texture and shadow-play now evident on each elevation.” - - - dow trim) and the spare use of cedar siding to cut costs and bring warmth to the steel box. One of the home’s most striking features is a two-story glass wall at the stairwell that might appear to be expensive but was in fact, budget-friendly: Logan clipped together cleverly belies its price tag. Logan is grateful to his clients for giving him the freedom to seek out new ways to express the elegance of basic forms and common materials. “They didn’t have a lot of preconceived notions about the design, so there was a lot of room for exploration,” he this couple now has a retreat that works in every aspect for their lifestyle – as well as money left over to spend on other pursuits. far page: View out of sitting area window opposite bottom: View of staircase and upper level hall above: Exterior view of cabin left: View outside from kitchen area far page: View of bedroom window above: Exterior view of cabin background: Exterior view of window wall and staircase High Design Low Budget From a design and livability perspective this styl- owners occupied for years. After too many cold winters it was time for a radical change. They sold the cabin, which ended up being moved to another site for use by another owner, and hired architect Eric Logan to create their dream home based on the following parameters: make it small but comfortable, casual and, above all, af- fordable. Logan didn’t shy away from his clients’ tight bud- the end he accomplished both goals for a reasonable $160 per square foot, a price that when compared to the residential market in and around high-end Jackson plans are less costly than those with lots of walls and used in a manner that brought sophistication to the house without breaking the budget. “These materials really speak for themselves,” Logan says. “They have their own inherent beauty and as a bonus they happen to be economical. This is a good example of high design on a low budget.”
    • 4544  The field in motion project was a two part graphic design assignment. The first part of the project asked that we create a graphic that conveys motion while using at least 20 black rectangular blocks on a square piece of paper, we had to have at least 1 grey rectangle also. After the first part was complete the second part of the project was for the student to take the rectangles in mo- tion they had just created and reflect the same type of movement on a facing document, but only through the usage of type letters. H J “abstraction” “symmetry as a concept, but not a reality”
    • 46 47 2 0 1 1 U n i v e r s i t y o f Te n n e s s e e C o l l e g e o f A r c h i t e t c u r e a n d D e s i g n S p o n s o r e d b y : G r e s h a m S m i t h P a r t n e r s  The annual TAAST design competition was created to provide students the chance to design a poster, atrium banner, and a T-shirt for the week of all-college celebra- tions that occur every spring at the School of Architecture and Design. The concept behind this TAAST design sub- mission was the common ways of viewing people within our professions and in the Art+Architecture building itself are from bird’s eye looking almost at a figure ground of the people walking through the atrium or outside. This inspired my design to be the letters of TAAST set within a figure ground with various icons of TAAST events hidden within the graphic. 2 0 1 1 U n i v e r s i t y o f Te n n e s s e e S c h o o l o f A r c h i t e t c u r e a n d D e s i g n S p o n s o r e d b y : G r e s h a m S m i t h P a r t n e r s “an architect’s perspective” “the common denominator”
    • 4948 1. what is written, what is said, and what is preserved 2. a past notable for its important, unusual, or interesting events 3. a continuous, systematic narrative of past events “inquiry” “knowledge aquired by investigation” OREN YARBROUGH The University of Tennessee, School of Architecture • Knoxville, Tn Bachelor of Architecture and Design (in progress) Architectural GPA: 3.98 Accumulative GPA: 3.57 2006 - present Santa Reparata School of Art • Florence, Italy study abroad program • Summer 2010 Fallingwater Summer Residency Program • Bear Run, Pa An intensive study of the Fallingwater compound and nearby architecture of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Sponsored by the University of Texas • Summer 2005 Governor’s School for the Arts • Murfreesboro, Tn visual arts program for college bound students • Summer 2004 Education UTK South Quad conference planning committee firm tour and downtown knoxville walking tours 2010 Member AIAS • 2006 – Present attended 2006 Boston AIAS forum The University of Tennessee Dean’s List 2007 – Present The University of Tennessee academic excellence scholarship 2006 – Present The University of Tennessee School of Architecture scholarship Fall 2009 student work archived University of Tennessee School of Architecture Fall 2006 • Spring 2008 • Fall 2008 • Spring 2009 U.S. Congressional Art Show Winner 2005 Activities & Awards Employment Applebee’s • Knoxville, Tn Food Service (2007 – Present) Home Depot • Knoxville, Tn Sales Associate (2007) Yarbrough Logging & Lumber • Clarksville, Tn Variable Duties (2004 – 2005) Skills Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, AutoCad, Revit, Google Sketchup, Microsoft Word, Free hand sketching, Model Building 4201 Abercorn Road, Knoxville, TN 37921 • 931.206.6729 • oyarbrou@utk.edu  The design of my stationary set and resume was an ex- ploration into my own interests and strengths as not only a designer, but also as a person. My combined interests in history, sociology, and architecture has always driven me to search out the origins of various things. This inspired me to use the power of definitions as a way of introduc- ing myself in my stationary. Each item in the stationary has a seperate word that is defined by me so as to re- veal not only the intended meaning of the word in its context, but also emphasize the personal nature of my resume and stationary. Dear Mr. Johnson I am writing you today to show my interest in obtaining an internship with your firm for the 2010 summer. I am currently pur- suing my Bachelor’s of architecture degree at the University of Ten- nessee. I am a very friendly person who gets along well with others and I am motivated and very out going and am not afraid to work in teams or lead discussions. I have learned much from my studies at the University of Tennessee school of architecture and I would love to further my education this summer with the job experience your firm would bring to me. I feel I would learn much from you because of our previous work experience together and the connec- tions we have from many years ago. I grew up in the Clarksville area my whole life up until going to school at the University of Tennessee the last few years to study architecture. When I was in high school I was accepted to a sum- mer residency program in Pennsylvania to study Fallingwater for a number of weeks, which your generous donation helped me afford to take the trip. I also had the opportunity to spend a day at your firm job shadowing when I was in high school, which was one of the defining moments of mine as a student to decide that I wanted to pursue architecture as a future career. So when the time came for me to choose firms I was interested in summer internships and pos- sible careers for, your firm was an easy choice for me to make. I look forward to spending time with you and learning more from your firm this summer. Thank you for your time Oren Yarbrough 1. explaining adaptations 2. a successional development 3. the abundance of diversity in context of ones enviroment Rufus Johnson Associates 1740 Memorial Drive, Suite 2 Clarksville, Tennessee 37043 “the study of” “living relations” 4201 Abercorn Road, Knoxville, TN 37921 • 931.206.6729 • oyarbrou@utk.eduOREN YARBROUGH 1. to travel from one place to another 2. a course set to reach a goal or destiny 3. a decision that begins a new phase in someones life “a trip or voyage” “a life changing path of exploration” oyarbrou@utk.edu 931.206.6729 4201 Abercorn Road, Knoxville, Tn 37921 REN ARBROUGH “power of words” “definitions are a way of understanding”
    • 50 51  • the emotional recall of an event in the past • a bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past • to return in thought to a former time or event in one’s life “an intimate vision” “a record of an experience” 52 58 62
    • 5352  The reason for my travels to Italy in the summer of 2010 was to participate in a photography and collage course that took place with the aid of University of Tennessee professors at a host school in Florence. The photographs I took while travelling in Italy are both an exploration and also a means of documenting the memories I made while living there. My photography portfolio from Italy displays the various emotions and settings that I wit- nessed in the different cities of Northern Italy. “a frozen moment” “captured movement”
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    • 558  The second half of my trip in Italy was spent making collage work with the photographs and various items I had collected in my travels up to that point in Italy. Each collage I made is directly tied to a significant moment I experienced while I was abroad. The clock in the gelato cup signifies the loss of someone close to me while I was away. The man holding the dog signifies an interesting moment of tension I witnessed while in Siena between a tourist and a dog. The statue moving through the arches towards the map of Rome signifies the intense feelings of being a part of something grander than myself when walking through the city at night. “irony through design” “creating a new picture”
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    • 62 “exploration” “memory tied to a physical action”  The focus of the class I took while in Italy was directed towards learning photography and collage in the con- text of the amazing condtions of Northern Italy. Despite the classes direction, my instinct to sketch and document my surroundings by hand was a desire I had to succumb to eventually. These sketches were done in the few mo- ments of relaxation we had in cities outside of Florence. 63
    • 64 intro page: castle at the cliffs of Cinque Terra far page: elevated arches in Siena Right: triumphal roman arch at the forum 65