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    • The intent of this portfolio is to showcase mydesign work from both the Clemson UniversitySchool of Architecture [CSOA] and the office ofGavin & Sullivan Architects. I am currently enrolled in Clemson University’s2-year Masters of Architecture program. I alsograduated in May 2012 from Clemson with aBachelor of Art in Architecture and minor inEntrepreneurship. During both my time in col-lege and high school, I have worked summersat the firm Gavin & Sullivan Architects, whichhas given me experience I could not haveattained elsewhere. Architecture has always been a life longpassion and goal, and I would like to continueworking in the field. Based on my design workand experience, I believe I would be a positiveaddition to your office. Thank you for your timeand please consider me for an internship thisupcoming spring semester.Sincerely,John Caveney
    • adaptable living student housing spring 2011_arch 353_genova, italiaTABLE OF CONTENTS urban position community learning center summer 2010_arch 351_brooklyn, ny traveling europe natural undulations sketches indoor football practice facility spring 2011_____ genova, italia fall 2011_arch 351_clemson, sc reuse, renew performance center adaptive reuse fall 2011_arch 351_clemson, sc work experience releasing light modular construction techniques commuter train station summers_____ lowell, ma spring 2010_arch 252_anderson, scjohn howard caveney the amorphous skinresume non-denominational campus chapel spring 2010_arch 252_clemson, sc
    • The program called for a student housing dormitory to be built on Corso Maurizo Quadrio in Genova, Italia. It should be able to house approximately 80 students, provide an array of living options and amenities, and complement the surrounding area nicely. My partner and I provided a design dictated by both function and the students’ needs. team_william brantley professor_henrique houyak spring 2011_genova, italia student housing adaptable livingSECTION A-A This project was done while studying abroad in Genova, Italia. To render the structure we used Rhino, and for the drawings we used Autocad. The surrounding area greatly influenced our design here, as our site was set on a major highway, located in an urban context, and directly overlooking the Mediterranean. Also, due to the steep slope of the terrain towards the ocean in Genova, the back entrance to our building was set three stories higher than the front. One of the main features of our design is a sloping cable garden on the rear side of our building to benefit both the residents of the dormitory as well as the surrounding neighbors through both function and aesthetics. The garden covers a series of open walkways that terrace away from the wall; creating a communal space that encourages interaction between all floor levels. The reasoning for the terraced walkways is to get the maximum amount of natural light possible into the area. SECTION B-B 6
    • 4-person double single studio suite apartment TYPICAL ROOM LAYOUTS The unique shape of the building is a direct result of the needs of the students. There is one main circulation tower located near the middle of the building that houses both an elevator and grand stairwell, and it is accessible from the existing 40 foot wall located behind the structure. There are a range of room styles for the students to pick from according to their liking. The first floor contains suite-style rooms that have common areas for every four students, the second floor houses two-person rooms, the There are two exterior staircases on both sides of the building. The one on the right is only for residents third contains single units, and the top level has larger studio apartments withand conveys a feeling of lightness. The left one is a public staircase to go from the street to the top of small terraces overlooking the ocean.the existing wall; hence it is much more sculptural and inviting to pedestrians. The ground floor of the building contains bike storage, a workout gym, In terms of facade materials, the ground floor is made of glass blocks that let light in, but also convey laundry facilities, and a large dining hall. There are also common roomsa distinct separation between the busy road and the interior. The upper floors are covered by a series of located on each floor in the main circulation tower.horizontal louvers which help shield light coming from the south. The stucco was painted orange to both fit This dormitory was designed with the needs of the students in mind, andin with the palette of colors of the surrounding buildings, but to also stand out from the existing wall. every design decision made was reasoned and logical.
    • This project was commissioned by the Gowanus Canal Development Corporation and called for a community center located near the depleted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. The structure was to contain three science labs for elementary-aged students, offices, co-op spaces, as well as a small museum; all in under six thousand square feet. professor_dave lee summer 2010_brooklyn, ny community learning center urban position brick wall community gardenconcrete patio brick wall ramp upwards grass area concrete For this project, I used Rhino for both drawings and renderings. The site sat under a large subway system walkway tables w/ bridge with a number of crossbars and columns going through it; making for an extremely difficult site. This called for a very unique building shape that was determined by the locations of these obstructions. Since umbrellas we had the whole block to work with, my structure lined the entire street wall of Smith Street. The end result ramp wooden downwards balcony was a two-story structure on the corner of Smith and 9th, and then one-story for the remainder of the block. ampitheater grass area inspired wooden steps The goal of this project was to create a place where community residents could come to work, relax, learn, grass area extension of water garden etc, so it was imperative to create a center that would appeal to everyone. On the roof of the lower portion of the building, I designed a green roof where students could study different types of plant life. This continued grass area into an elevated walkway going further into the site that opened up to a park area along the canal. Every decision made was for the benefit of all different ages and people.
    • In terms of plan, I separated the design into three distinct areas; the offices, the museum, and the classrooms. This was done because of the completely different natures of the three spaces. The offices and museum are located on opposite ends of the ground floor, and the classrooms, along with the educational roof garden, are on the second floor. The spaces are closed off enough that they will not bother one another, but close enough to still be considered a ‘community center.’ Also, since the site is so covered from the subway system, natural light is difficult to come by. To compensate for this, the ceiling above the museum is set slightly higher than the tops of the walls so that natural light can flow easily into the museum from the street side. This was also done because typically skylights are better suited for museums than wall windows. There are a number of different materials on the facade to give it varying textures. I used concrete, brick, and glass, as well as metal colored plates underneath the walkway. This was done to add color to a structure that could easily go unnoticed within its context. Also, the colored plates give the building a greater community feel that is an attraction for the children of the neighborhood.SECTION ALONG SMITH STREET GREEN ROOF CLASSROOM CL CO-OP SPACE LOBBY MUSEUM APPROX. GRADE
    • OFFICE SPACE/ OFFICE MEETING LOBBY CO-OP SPACE SPACE ROOM MUSEUMCL RAMP DOWN BATH ELEVATOR SHAFT UP RAMP UP BATH GROUND FLOOR PLAN CLASSROOM CLASSROOM The community center for the GCCDC will be a staple in the neighborhood and with help from the cleaning of the canal, will revive the area to its former CLASSROOM GREEN ROOF glory. By both separating and synchronizing different programs, this building will be a ‘community center’ to the fullest sense of the word. BATH ELEVATOR SHAFT DN RAMP DOWN BATH WALKWAY TO CANAL SECOND FLOOR PLAN FRONT ELEVATION
    • The main feature of my project is the slanting roof members. There are two variations of these, whichyou can see from the diagrams on the opposite page (red and yellow). The lower, red form is composedof a six-foot wide truss system. The higher form is two-foot wide, and it is held up by the lower one,as you can see from the structure detail. The reason for these two different heights is to allow light intothe field area where they are differing. This system is replicated for the length of the field, also liningup with the field marks below every five and ten yards. The only scenario where the roof system is notrepeated is in the central circulation corridor, which I strove to make more noticeable and meaningfulby switching the material from wood to glass.
    • R JE P-04W P-04 professor_kevin hyslop fall 2011_clemson, sc indoor football practice facility natural undulations OWS PRESS ROAD Y MEAD JERVE PRESS ROAD PE RIM ET ER RD . GATE R-03 ER RIV A NEC SE S OW AD ME EY RV JE LARRY B. PENLEY, BLDG. NO. 001269 Jr DR. GOLF CK CLUBHOUSE TRA GATE PE WE RIM IR ET ELE ER VAT RD . ION SENECA RIVER 613 .24 SENECA RIVERSTRUCTURE DIAGRAM FACILITY TRACK ER INDOOR RIV 001269 CA BLDG. NO. NE SE TRACK DR. GATE X GATE X The goal of this project was to create a proposed indoor football practice facility at Clemson GATE X GATE University. It is to take the place of an existing practice field, and along with the field, will house a locker room, training room, film room, storage, and offices. I strove to create a structure that SHED AREA GOLF PRACTICE FACILITY was not your typical sports facility. By employing wooden, undulating roof members, I SHED #1171 ATH. STO. ATH. STO. #000501 Basketball created a natural structure that looks as if it is growing out of the ground. ATHLETIC MAINT. SHOP 0255 SENE CA RIV ER 41 ft^ 2 725,0 CK DR. TRA WE IR ELE VAT ION 612 .27SIDE VIEW DIAGRAM JB FRONT VIEW JB DIAGRAM
    • GROUND FLOOR PLAN Almost the entire structure is covered in wood. I PARK did this for two reasons. For one, I did not want my building to be a run-of-the-mill sports facility; I AREA FRONT ENTRANCE ELEVATED WALKWAY ELEVATED WALKWAY wanted it to be different. Also, the wood gives it a natural feel that fits in with the varying angles of the roof. The material of the vertical faces in between the MECH. two roof forms changes based on direction. The OFFICE east faces are entirely glass to allow as much light OFFICE MEETING ROOM in as possible. The west facing facades are also glass, but they are infused with wooden strips to STORAGE MEETING ROOM break up the light. This is done because most FU_COLD FU_HOT FU_WASTE FU_TOTAL FIXT_CODE practices are in the afternoon, and sunlight is most intense from the south-west during this time. TRAINING ROOM SHOWERS BATHROOM LOCKER ROOM FILM / AV FIELD ENTRANCE Due to the nature of the project, I separated the design into two main program areas. The first one being thefield area that is covered by the undulating roof. The second one being a green roof walkway that wraps around thefield structure. This path serves two functions: it allows fans and coaches to observe practices going on inside or thesurrounding sports fields, and under it contains all of the miscellaneous program spaces, such as the locker room andoffices. Also, the shape of this path slightly rotates as well (see elevation), in order to keep in tune with the tone of therest of the structure. This was the same idea when creating the slanting, band window that wraps around three sidesof the building. While definitely giving it a different definition, I believe the building serves it purpose and completely adheres to all theneeds of a modern day practice facility. SIDE ELEVATION
    • I wanted to give the entire space a very open feel. The smaller viewing area is enclosed by walls on all sides, made of a series horizontal beamswith spaces in between, but has no ceiling. The front facade (which you can clearly see in the perspective at the top) is made of wooden beams aswell, but there is glass in between them to allow LED lights and signs to be shown for upcoming shows. The only fully enclosed spaces are thosefor miscellaneous uses, such as offices, storage, and bathrooms. The sole sky coverage is a series of vine roofs that allow for protection from theelements and shade (denoted by irregular dotted shapes in plan). They also serve as guides for visitors to follow as to where to go and where tocongregate. The space can be closed off for smaller performances, but for larger ones, it opens directly to the lawn area where there is another stage. The lawnslopes upwards towards the back of the site and also has the vine roofs, but they are much larger and taller to cover more space. This building is very adaptable in the sense that it can be used for both small performances and large festivals. It will provide a premierperformance venue that Clemson does not have at the moment. With its open but enclosed feel, visitors will surely not forget this concert experience.LONGITUDINAL SECTION
    • LAWN AREA FLOOR PLAN ENCLOSED AREA FLOOR PLAN This project was an adaptive reuse plan to renovate the existing and historic Astro Theater in downtown Clemson, SC. The goal was to change it to a full-scale performance venue that could house a variety of different acts. My idea was to use the entire site to create two separate (but very open to one another) stages and viewing areas. One such would be a large, lawn area at the back of the site, and the other would be a smaller and more enclosed space, located along the street. professor_kevin hyslop fall 2011_clemson, sc performance center adaptive reuse reuse, renew SITE PLAN
    • In the design, I tried to connect the past andthe present. The front facade is composed ofbrick to match the existing streetscape and invokea feeling of traditionalism, but on the right and rearsides I used a series of transparent sunscreensto convey modernity. The sunscreens break upincoming rays where the sun is most intense butstill allow the interior to be flooded with unique lighteffects. They also serve as structural elements byholding up the exterior catwalks above them.
    • SCALE: 1’-0” = 1/8” GROUND FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1’-0” = 1/8” SCALE: 1’-0” = 1/8” In regards to floor layout, I again created an open plan witha visual connection between the bottom and top levels. The UP UP DNbuilding curves with the slope of the track so to make both aphysical and visual connection between the station and the DNrailway. This way someone sitting in the waiting area has aclear view of both incoming and outgoing trains. I combinednew and old in the interior as well, using a mixture of brick, UPglass, and grated metal for wall materials. The floors are allmade of stone. I gave the individual rooms a OPEN TOcompartmental feeling by having them all set away from the ABOVE OPEN TO BELOW OPEN TO GROUND FLOORexterior partitions. They look like boxes alone by OPEN TO BELOWthemselves. I used their unique shapes to help guide thevisitor through the space. Adjacent to the bottom floor, Icreated a large outside area that provides plenty of space to DNwait for incoming trains. OPEN TO BELOW With its mixture of traditionalism and modernity, both in professor_peter laurence spring 2010_anderson, sc commuter train station releasing lightthe exterior and interior, this structure will help revive thesurrounding downtown area. TICKETS GROUND FLOOR PLAN FIRST FLOOR PLAN SECOND FLOOR PLAN This program called for a redesign of an existing structure to make way for a small, commuter train station in historic downtown Anderson, SC. The space allowed for a total of three stories, with the railway tracks passing underneath the main road along the bottom level of the building. The project was done with both Google Sketchup and Autocad. My goal in this design was to create a building that was in direct response to its environment; both the urban street context and the railroad. FRONT ELEVATION
    • I designed the chapel to reflect the terrain it sits on. Theblocks composing the building step on one another to bein line with the gradual upward slope of the hill they are on.This hill slopes upwards from the pond towards the existingbuildings. The reverse side of the building stands in sharpcontrast to the tiered blocks; it has a flat facade andrectilinear windows. To enhance the relationship with the outsideenvironment, I created an organic porous facade. It caneasily be seen in the model pictured below. This givesthe building both a unique look (nature themed) from theoutside but also helps produce interesting light effects inthe interior. The building will serve as a connecting point for the builtand natural environments here at Clemson.
    • LEFT SIDE ELEVATION FRONT ELEVATION professor_peter laurence spring 2010_clemson, sc non-denominational campus chapel the amorphous skinRIGHT SIDE ELEVATION REAR ELEVATION Rather than design a religious chapel, the program called for a mixed-use structure to study the ‘book of nature’ and reflect on its intricacies. The building was to contain open study spaces, individual classrooms, an auditorium, and a museum area. It would be located adjacent to the Reflection Pond, directly in the middle of Clemson University’s campus. I ended with a bold design that stands out with its interesting facades and rectilinear shapes.
    • NEW NATIONAL GALLERY DRURY STREET BERLIN DUBLIN MARCH 20, 2011 MARCH 4, 2011 PEN ON PAPER PEN ON PAPER The following pages are a sample of my sketches done while traveling Europe during the Spring of 2011.ROYAL PALACEEDINBURGHMARCH 1, 2011 spring 2011_genova, italia sketches traveling europePEN ON PAPER ST. GILES EDINBURGH MARCH 1, 2011 PEN ON PAPER
    • ROLLING GREEN DEVELOPMENT This completely modular development located in Andover, Massachusetts will summer 2011 include a 97-unit apartment building, two 67-unit buildings, a number of town- homes, a storage building, a small commercial building, as well as a small five hole golf course. In total, the project will have over 300 units. The main purpose of these renderings were to show the new project (rendered structures) in relation to the existing context (white structures). I also put together a fly-through using Google Sketchup for the developer to show at the town meetings. I had many conversations with the owner during this design, and it seemed the main issue for town committee members was the project’s impact on the surroundings, so it was imperative that these renderings were accurate.
    • EXISTING CONSERVATION EASEMENT 100-YR FLOOD PLAIN ELEV=123 FISH BROOK RONT RIVERFAREA 100 14INT gara ONT ges RIVERFR AREA 200 ERSTA 100 RIVERFRONT AREA TOW TE RO NHOUNITS (6 USE) #2 24 #6 gara OUSE ges TOWNHUNITS) (6 TOWNHOUSE GREE UTE (6 UNITS) #1 POOL 37 spaces STK. FNC. 93 NW C.L.F. (including TOW NHO #3 OUSE OO USE (65 DWELLI (6 es LOW UNITS) ROW TOWNHUNITS) 68 #5 2 handicap (6 garag 50 space #7 22 30 s (inclu USE) RISE D RO NHOUNITS #4 ding TOWNHOUSE 12 spaces NG UNITS) spaces) (6 4 handi (6 UNITS) TOW "A" MA DW cap) (98 IN ELLI AD LO NG TOWN W UNI 30 RIS TS) HOUS E (6 UNITS) E #10 #9 100 USE) 28 30 NHOUNITS 250 LITY (6 TOW FACI CIALDENTIAL 42 garages 30 ED MER T COMTHE RESI MEN RS) POS L ED PRO POO TOWNHOUS POS ORT OF ELOP FLOO 24 PRO DEV THREE 2 handicap IN SUPP (6 UNITS) 30 ON 0 S.F. including 30 spaces 30 30 (75,00 38 TOWNHUNITS) EDGE OF E #11 16 WETLANDS garag (6 OUSE es 64 garages (65 DWELLI 24 LOW (1) #8 #12 STORY 9 spaces 38 spaces TOWNHOUSE RISE (6 UNITS) PROPE NG UNITS) H CLUB RTY ING "B" (including LINE HEALT BUILD ING E EXIST L FRAM 2 handicap META spaces) 8"W DING E BUIL FRAM AL MET APA s WIDEWAY garage 66 OF 18 RTM 30 RIGHT ENT 3 S NO. ING BUILD BLDG. MENT S) APART STORIE (3 S R.142.7 BUILD I.138.0 APART STORIE 0 ENT ING RTM (3 0 MENT S) F.F. NO. APA ELEV.=149.0 ELEV.=148.0 F.F. 1 BLDG. shed stone tank swale IL" "MOB S ENT wood walkway RTM 2 APA NO. ING SED PROPO BLDG. BUILD MENT S) 0 APART STORIE (3 ELEV.=149.0 F.F. PROPOSED CLUB HOUSE F.F. ELEV.=149.00 GATE GATE BLDG. TOWER ENT RE CELL ENCLOSU S EASEM n/f C WAY (TYP.) L ACCES ENT n/f T OF CURB ENTIA S EASEM SILVA SPIRES RIGH LT RESID ACCES GATE 50 L ASPHA GARAGE (fd.) AY ENTIA HIGHW 1/2) w/f (1 RESID n/f STORY NO. 319 D MASS. BOUN POOL MORRIS n/f n/f COMMONWEALTH OF McKEOWN GARAGE 1/2) w/f (1 MASSACHUSETTS STORY NO. 321 CURB GARAGE summers_lowell, ma modular construction techniques work experience ‘placing of the modular units’ emerald place lunenburg, ma The next pages display examples of my work done at the architectural office, Gavin & Sullivan Architects. Being employed at the firm for the past eight years, I have worked on many projects, and my tasks have included drafting, programmatic planning, site visits, construction documents, code research, etc. As of late there has been an increasing emphasis on modular construction at the office. Designing and constructing units off-site has many advantages, including increasing both accuracy and quickness. The three-dimensional models of the coming pages are renderings of both proposed and built modular projects done at my firm. They range from small town homes to large ninety-seven unit apartment buildings. I included plans and other drawings that I helped work on to give a sense of scale, but all of the renderings were completed solely by myself as the chief 3-D modeler.
    • EMERALD PLACE DEVELOPMENT - RESIDENTIAL summer 2010 These renderings show Emerald Place at Lake Whalom, located in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. My boss was actually one of the partners developing the project, and it contains over 300 units, comprising of 24-unit apartment buildings, townhomes, villas, and a beach. All of the structures are completely modular. The project is now in construction, and the previous page shows the 24-unit buildings being constructed by the use of cranes. Again, these renderings were to be shown to town officials and prospective renters. Other than producing the renderings, my work for this project included site visits, some site planning analysis, and talks with KBS Building Systems (the modular construction company) located in Maine.
    • This is a proposed small commercial development to accommodate “carriage-house” businesses, such as boutiqueshops, doctors’ offices, a bank, etc. Again, these structures would be constructed modually, and the site is actuallydirectly adjacent to the project on the previous page. The style of these buildings needed to have a distinct NewEngland feel because they were to be in a small western Massachusetts community. Again, I used Sketchup to producethese renderings, but the total scope of my work for this project was much more than before. While these are very pre-liminary renderings, they are based off floor plans that I designed by myself. The plans needed to be made so that theycould be divided into boxes that could be transported by truck (approx. 14’ X 60’). The spaces also needed to be adapt-able to accommodate a wide array of different uses. My firm will use these as a basis for future plans for the project. EMERALD PLACE DEVELOPMENT - COMMERCIAL summer 2011
    • DEVENS STUDIOS summer 2011 This three-dimensional model shows the first phase of a $100 million development of a proposed movie studio located at the former Fort Devens in Devens, Massachusetts. This building willcontain four stages for cinema production (located in main structure), as well as a number of different offices, changing rooms, viewing areas, etc (located in glass structure). While the interior,specifically the production spaces, are very simple in terms of floor plan, my boss gave me some room in designing the exterior facades. It was still difficult though, because the productionspace was not allowed to have any windows and there was a tight budget. Hence, this design has a production space composed of large rectilinear blocks on the facade and a smallerstructure with completely glass faces that have numerous hard edges and changes in depth.
    • CC + SONS DEVELOPMENT summer 2011 This development here will also be completelymodular, with two 36-unit apartment buildings, andlocated in Tewksbury, MA. It has a lot of similarities tothe previous projects in terms of shape andmaterials, but the buildings are located on a muchsmaller site. We utilized two mounds to offset thelarge scale of these buildings in relation to theircontext; one is located along the street, while theother, taller one, lines the adjacent lot.
    • OBJECTIVE Seeking an internship opportunityEDUCATION Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina Major: B.A. Architecture Minor: Entrepreneurship GPA: 3.74/4.0 Off-Campus Study: New York City Summer 2010, Genova, Italy Spring 2011 RELATED Gavin & Sullivan Architects / New England Design Build, Lowell, MAEXPERIENCE Intern 2004-Present • Drafting (Autocad and Softplan) • Programmatic Planning • Renderings (Digital and Hand Drawn) • Site Inspections • Construction Documents • Shop Drawing Review • 3D Modeling (Revitt, Rhino, Sketchup) • Construction Administration bound fall 2011 school address__130 stonecrest lane central, sc 29632 home address__6 shadow lane andover, ma 01810 jcavene@clemson.edu__978.852.8300 JOHN HOWARD CAVENEY • Code Research • Graphic Design (Adobe CS4 Suite)HONORS Scholarship • President’s List (4.0 GPA); Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010 • Dean’s List (3.5+ GPA); Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011 • Member of Golden Key National Honour Society • Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society • Member of AIAS Clemson Chapter • Out-Of-State Tuition Scholarship: $7,783 per semester • Trustee Scholarship: $500 per semester • E H Gregory Term Scholarship: $250 per semester Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity • Rush: 2010 • Secretary: 2010 • Tailgate: 2009