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a portfolio of my art, studio projects, and general design work. i invite you to take a look, please contact me with any questions.

a portfolio of my art, studio projects, and general design work. i invite you to take a look, please contact me with any questions.

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    • craig lawrence>> portfolio: drawings, projects, work
    • who am i? >> hello, i am craig lawrence. i have >>i understand everything is an evolution. one daughter, and a wife. i graduated from csu projects evolve, the world evolves, and people in ‘05 with a bachellor of arts in sociology and evolve. our notions of architecture evolve- english. i worked in the furniture industry for -what is good, what is bad, and so forth. five years, and learned the art of management. therefore i seek an evolving architecture, now i am in my final year of graduate design where the notions of the new marry with our school at ucd, and will have a m.arch in may. i desire to feel, connect, and understand. have always sketched and drawn. for my entire this dawning understanding of mine is an life i have had a passion for creating things, evolution, one which is reflected in the pages and building those things. design school has before you. i cordially invite you to examine begun to teach me how to apply my love of the work contained herein, and perhaps learn building and creating to the art and science of more about who i am. building design. >>i have thus begun to understand how i approach design. actively building things has given me an understanding of materials, of tectonics, and of processes. i wish to give all those who would experience my architecture who am i? >> this same understanding and appreciation. contemporary spaces can and should be infused with a sense of real material, real techtonic, real process. i suppose this is a search for a notion of the authentic in a world where too often a substitute must suffice.
    • portfolio: drawings, projects, work>> 1999-2009 Craig Lawrence craiglawrence.mail@gmail.com All designs, images, and writings are the property of Craig Lawrence ©2009
    • <<contents 1>>art and sketching 2>>studios _comprehensive studio _studio iv _studio ii 3>>projects 4>>resume contents>>
    • african mask, 1999>> pen and ink on matt board, hammered aluminum background 36” x 28”
    • art and sketches>> <<cherry jewelry box, 2007 mahogany, walnut, and basswood inlays, 3” x 3” x 1 3/8”
    • perspective sketch, 2009>> formal study, rocky mountain land library buffalo peaks ranch, park county, colorado pen on paper
    • art and sketches>> <<robie house sketch, 2008 pen on paper
    • n N n Comprehensive Studio>>Summer 2009 programmatic analysis, it was determined that the Project>>Vancouver Maritime Museum proposed program consisted of two distinct elements: comprehensive studio>> Partner>>Dan Williams a “volumetric” program comprised of the Zephyr Instructor>>Matt Shea restoration--requiring free-flow work patterns, large amounts of space, and easy access to many locations Design Problem>>Design a new facility to house at once--and a more narrative, “linear” program a growing collection and highlight the restoration comprised of the Maritime Museum. With this and preservation of a salvaged 1870 shipwreck, conception in mind, a formal response was devised the Zephyr. Located on former industrial shipping in which the “linear” museum program is articulated grounds, the site consists of a 200’ wide strip of land as a continuous loop, or “tube”, which penetrates, jutting approximately 1000’ into the north edge of infiltrates, and divides a large volume, or “boat shed.” Burrard Inlet, directly across the inlet from the highly The final result of these morphological manipulations dense downtown Vancouver. are two independent elements which become dependent upon one another for spatial definition, Design Solution>>After careful typological and structural integrity, and programmatic coherency.
    • <<building morphology <<primary structure <<secondary structure (occupiable deep trusses) concept sketch>> <<ventilation <<hvac <<circulation (green) egress (red) entry(purple) building systems diagrams>> occupancy & program organization>> concept diagrams>>
    • up dn up dn up dn up dn up up dn up up dn n n n comprehensive studio>>diagrams, plans, sections ground floor plan>> fourth floor plan>> fifth floor plan>> 1/64”=1’ 1/64”=1’ 1/64”=1’ <<transverse section longitudinal section>> transverse section>> 1/64”=1’ 1/64”=1’ 1/64”=1’
    • <<slice model photos <<slice model (north) elevation <<slice model building section 1/32”=1’ 1/32”=1’
    • Powder-coated aluminum panel Vertical stainless steel plate provides support for horizontal cladding roof panels EPDM membrane Sloped rigid insulation Weatherproof spandrel panel Concrete topping Corrugated metal decking Steel WF beam mechanically fastened and welded to top deep truss chord comprehensive studio>>slice model, details Hollow steel tubing deep truss top chord Three layers 5/8” Type X gypsum board provides three hour fire proofing for stuctural members initial museum roof/skin detail sketch>> museum roof/skin detail developemtn sketch>> final museum roof/skin detail>> Slot-type low-delivery supply air diffuser “Captured glass” type hidden mullion Supply duct from fan coil (located elsewhere) Mechanically fastened and welded joint bwetween bottom deep truss chord and spanning WF beam Rigid insulation Suspended powder-coated aluminum soffit panel initial museum floor/skin d il sketch>> detail k t h museum floor/skin detail development sketch>> final museum floor/skin detail>>
    • Powder-coated aluminum panel Vertical stainless steel plate provides support for horizontal cladding roof panels EPDM membrane Sloped rigid insulation Weatherproof spandrel panel Concrete topping Corrugated metal decking Steel WF beam mechanically fastened and welded to top deep truss chord Hollow steel tubing deep truss top chord Three layers 5/8” Type X gypsum board provides three hour fire proofing for stuctural members Tinted polycarbonate panels (weatherproofing membrane and insulating panel) Extruded aluminum support grid Reflective tinted glass rainscreen Stainless steel spider clip Three layers 5/8” Type X gypsum boards Hollow steel tubing deep truss diagonal chord Stainless steel mounting plate for tension rods Steel tension rod Polished concrete topping Corrugated steel decking diagonal C-channel bracing Slot-type low-delivery supply air diffuser “Captured glass” type hidden mullion Supply duct from fan coil (located elsewhere) Mechanically fastened and welded joint bwetween bottom deep truss chord and spanning WF beam Rigid insulation Suspended powder-coated aluminum soffit panel Cantilevered tapered open-web joist Steel mounting plate Anchor plate and bolts
    • comprehensive studio>>details, running section
    • n Street Pearl 20th Street Studio IV>>Spring 2009 Design Solution>>The program of a home for a FAMILY Project>>Performative Architecture and Live|Work OF FOUR and a trendy, upscale HAIR SALON business Instructor>>Ken Andrews was chosen. The morphological device of a ribbon was selected for its ability to define, separate, capture, Design Problem>>Define and resolve a live|work and connect various spaces and volumes by becoming residence located on busy Pearl Street in Boulder, ground, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof. The two story Colorado, only a few blocks from the Pearl Street residence volume is separated from and connected to Pedestrian Mall. According to the studio pedagogy, the parallel salon volume by means of a perpendicular design responses were required to consider the idea entry “bar” and an implied parallel outdoor volume. of “performative architecture”--not simply high- This outdoor volume and “bar” serve as the spaces performance building systems, but social, cultural, through which the relationship of live|work is formal, and functional performance. This conception is negotiated on a daily basis--providing both separation neither “top-down” formalism or “bottom-up” hyper- from and connection to the other. The basic concepts explored in the project include connection, the home studio iv>> rationalism, but a “middle-out” approach in which form not only follows function, but function responds to form as a pubilc--not private--place, and shared, mutually in meaningful ways, creating a symbiosis between the defining spaces. The project also emphasized passive two, wherein both come to shape the nature of the sustainable design strategies. design.
    • ribbon morphology generative digarams>> <<axonometric rendering program definition connecting bar mediating space internal/external focus parti morphological functions>>
    • view screen diagram>> selective shading diagram>> sunscreen density modulates for views>> studio iv>>diagrams, plans and sections Evaporating water cools the air, causing a downdraft into garage spaces below to create natural ventilation “Pedestal” planters Pool filled with thin base of pebble “Infinity edge” cause water to appear to flow into the garage below Floor structure Gutter system catches and recycles water courtyard cooling effect>> reflecting pool/courtyard floor detail>> Scale:1/4”=1
    • 1 1 13 3 5 section a>> 2 1/16”=1’ dn 1 8 6 4 11 14 a up 7 8 15 8 10 b 12 1 16 section b>> 9 10 1/16”=1’ 1. Entry 2. Reception DN 3. Waiting Area 4. Style/Cut area 5. Dryers 6. Shampoo/Color Mixing Area 7. Service Core ground floor plan>> 8. Bathroom 9. Chaninging Area n 1/16”=1’ c 10. Spa Room 111. Courtyard 12. Reflecting Pool 13. Lounge/Formal Family Area 14. Kitchen 15. Dining 16. Den/Office section c>> 1/16”=1’
    • 6 7 5 8 studio iv>>plans, sections, model photos dn 4 5 4 9 3 8 1 2 1. Master Bedroom 2. Master Bathroom 3. Walk in Vloset 4. Bedroom 5. Bathroom 6. Laundry second floor plan>> 7. Private Family Room/Guest Room 8. Terrace n 1/16”=1’ 9. Open to Below
    • n intersection of two city grids--the north/south grid Studio II>>Spring 2008 of the greater metro area, and the rotated downtown Project>>Japanese Tea House grid. This rotation became the basis for design, Instructor>>Barbara Ambach leading to the design concept of the tea room as a “jewel” within a larger pavillion. Design, therefore, Design Problem>>Create a contemporary version of proceeded to articulate the processional quality of the traditional Japanese Tea House on an urban park the tea cerimony through a series of landscape and site (Confluence Park) just west of Downtown Denver, architectural thresholds based upon the rotated on the banks of the Platte River. The tea house should grids. The final design resulted in a tea room provide for all the traditional components of the tea articulated as a rotated cube of rough hewn timber cerimony program, in addition to a public gathering studio ii>> set apart and against a regular grid of polished space and modern services such as restrooms. concrete under the enclosed canopy of the pavillion. The tea room is thus made quite private, despite its Design Solution>>Analysis of the surrounding location within a larger gathering space situated in a context revealed the site was located at the public, urban setting.
    • <<site context diagrams <<organizational and functional diagrams
    • studio ii>>diagrams, axo, site plan, model photos
    • <<development and detail models
    • final model models>> studio ii>>model photos, plans, sections, elevations
    • n Projects>>2002-2007 the design. Construction of the deck was completed by myself in August of 2007. Design Problem>>The following projects represent a scope of work which occupied my spare time The second project responded to the desire to store prior to design school. They respond to a diverse a pair of snowboards while utlizing the artwork on set of problems and impetuses, but all reflect my the boards as decoration for the client’s home. Since familiarity with design implementation, construction there exists a complete lack of any wall-hanger for methodologies, and prduct response. snowboards on the retail market, I divised a solution which entailed the use of four clips which simply Design Solutions>>The first project is a 10’ x 15’ hold the snowboard in safely place while allowing backyard deck, part of a much larger backyard for easy removal of the board. The prototype clips landscaping project. Built on the southeast side of were originally manufactured in wood, and second- a home, directly adjacent to the kitchen, the project generation aluminum versions are in planning stages. sought to provide a usable outdoor room for the home’s family. Utilizing a large existing pine tree to frame the The final project began my love of furniture design space, the deck was conceived as a floating platform and fabrication. This desk was designed as a college from which the rest of the backyard landscaping could study and computer desk in early 2002 and was be enjoyed. Due to its location in a corner and low manufactured from pine solids and birch veneers. projects>> height (12” from grade), the platform deck required a The design incorporated ample shelving for books continuous cantilevered step around the two exposed and storage for all computer hardware. While built sides which opened to a flagstone pad to complete the to house a desktop computer, the desk was designed outdoor room. Additionally, a concealed “hatch” leading with growth in mind, and tolerances for conversion to to the home’s crawl-space had to be incorporated in a writing desk were incorporated into the design.
    • concept exploration sketches>> existing conditions>> construction photo>> completed deck with “floating” step>> completed landscaping>>
    • “floating step” framing detail>> projects>>backyard deck deck framing plan>> <<backyard deck, 2007 brazillian redwood deck as part of a larger backyard re-landscaping project
    • concept sketches>> product drawings>> snowboard clip, 2006>> designed to allow display of a board’s artwork during storage--turning the board itself into a piece of art
    • projects>>snowboard clip and desk construction drawings>> <<pine and birch desk, 2002 design drawings and product photos
    • Craig Lawrence craiglawrence.mail@gmail.com Design Outlook: Work Experience My love of building things has led me to believe the truest understanding of _American Furniture Warehouse | Firestone, Colorado & Fort Collins, Colorado a design results from an intimate knowledge of materials and the way things Assistant Store Manager (January 2006-August 2007) are put together. Thus, I feel that design must invite the experiential and >Responsible for the coordination, training, and overall quality of sales and warehouse tactile involvement of those who would use the design. staff in a 530,000 square foot retail showfloor/warehouse facility with 200+ employees >Supervised all building operations, including warehousing, sales, staging, front office, Qualifications customer service, and building maintenance _Proficient with Autodesk Revit >Experienced developing employee training programs and implementation of strategic _Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash) goals _Proficient in sketching, drafting, hand rendering, and model building _Experience with AutoCAD Warehouse Manager (January 2005-January 2006) _Strong visualization and conceptual skills > Developed new training programs to ensure customer satisfaction for a 12 person _Life-long knowledge and experience with the building trades warehouse crew _Experienced manager of diverse workforces and departments with disparate >Responsible for implementing successful inventory control, R/F scanning, product goals handling, and warehousing strategies Affiliations Sales (July 2004-January 2005) _American Institute of Architecture Students >Commissioned floor sales (low pressure environment) (August 2007-present) >Developed extensive knowledge of furniture construction, design, and interior design/ decorating principles Education Warehouse (August 2002-July 2004): _Master of Architecture Candidate >Responsible for loading out customer purchases and unloading daily product transfer University of Colorado at Denver | Denver, Colorado (August 2007-present) trucks >Placed high emphasis on developing positive customer relationships _Bachelor of Arts, Sociology & English Magna Cum Laude Colorado State University | Ft. Collins, Colorado _American Mechanical Services | Englewood, Colorado (January 2001-May 2005) Helper (January 1999- August 2000) >Job-site helper of Master Plumbers and Journeymen _Cornell University | Ithaca, New York >Job sites included commercial, institutional, and residential settings (August 2000-December 2000) resume>>