Jozef van Ruiten Architect AIA LEED AP Samples of: Residential Multi-Family Mixed-Use Commercial Educational Arts Healthcare Projects 2012
Hotel for Artists, Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands, 1995Programming and design for 100,000 SF facility to create temporarylive / work / sell / inspire conditions for artists as well as the public,done as a thesis.Located along the coast of Holland in a well-known Artist town, thezoned plan (top right) provides for private studios (bottom right, for asculptor and musician, respectively) as well as exhibition space,gallery, sculpture garden and café / restaurant.The ground floor of the hotel houses a lobby / library as well as aperformance hall. The project was done partly in collaboration withArtists, for programming and design concept feedback.
De Monchy Plein, The Hague, The Netherlands. 300+ Apartment project in historic city designed byRicardo Bofill. Worked as CAD-Technician/Designer at local Architect PPB, Haarlem, TheNetherlands on DD’s & CD’s. 1998
House for 2+, Straw-bale construction, Sierra Foothills, CA (1997-98)850 SF 2-Bed / 1-Bath house designed as a vacation home for theyoung family of a Dutch musician. Designed in collaboration with theOwners remotely while still in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, asFreelance.Experimental construction type of steel-frame with (rice) straw bales,locally harvested (upper right picture taken during CA).The character of the house was to be inspired by a local Spanish styleadobe house, and for that purpose a lot of re-used wood was alsoincorporated into the structure.The rendering at the bottom right shows an early design concept withmuch more glazing than the final design.
Wing House, Sierra Foothills, CA.(2002)Set just below the top of a hill, this 3-Bed / 2-Bath 1,500 SFresidence provides unobstructed views of the Sierra Nevadamountain range (see top right) from every room in the house(including both bathrooms, featuring tubs with a view), by locatingthe circulation at the ‘rear’. The roofscape was inspired by theimage of a bird landing, with the main volume being the livingroom, while the ‘tail’ houses a library / study.During construction relocation of the entrance (originally locatedalong the diagonal view shown in the photo above) to the oppositeside of the house became necessary, due to neighbors.Done as Freelance Designer.
The Sacramento Primary Care Center, Sacramento, CAThe Sacramento Primary Care Center project started while working for SSA in Roseville, but finishedwhile working for HGA (SSA merged with HGA at the beginning of 2000). A 100,000 SF clinic with an11,000 SF Public Health Lab for the County of Sacramento, a 11,000 SF Pharmacy and 4 very differenttypes of Clinics plus a community meeting room (in one of the ‘towers’, over the main entrance).Completed in 2004. Job Captain / Designer for both SSA and HGA. Coordinated two remote teams.
Pinole Medical Office Building, Pinole, CA25,000 SF MOB for group of 6 different Medicalpractices, including a Lab. Designed in 2003, theproject was put on hold after Schematic Design wascompleted. Worked as Job Captain / Designer onthe project. Incorporated specific requirementsstemming from City of Pinole design guidelines.The First Floor plan (to the right) shows intricatelayouts for 4 medical practices, including 2 dentaloffices, OB/Gyn and ENT/Laser suites, in a crossconfiguration with a central lobby as a spine.
“Twelve” project, Sacramento, CA.10 Townhomes and 30 Lofts with Retail.Concept sketches for adaptive re-use ofhistoric warehouse / factory incombination with the addition ofTownhouses, adjacent to historic district.The design called for adding loftapartments on top of the existingstructure, as well as creating lofts and aparking garage inside the historicwarehouse / factory. Although receivedwith great enthusiasm by the City, theproject did not get beyond SD / PlanningSubmittal, due to plans being put on holdby Owner. Worked as PM / Designer forMacaulay + Architects. 2006.
“Twelve” project, Sacramento, CA. Site plan and Building Section.East Elevations South Elevations
Southside Urban Villa’s, Sacramento, CA.Nine 3-story Townhomes on small urban infill lot,with remaining historic brick structure and walls.Worked as Project Manager / Designer for Macaulay+ Architects on this from 2004-2006.
Southside Urban Villa’s, Sacramento, CAThe units all have a balcony diagonallyfacing the alley and North. With a largeopen living space on the 2nd floor,combining kitchen, dining and living, theunits’ internal circulation and spatialdevelopment takes it’s cue from thediagonally located garage in each unit, offthe central alley.
The Orleans in Old Sacramento Historic District.45,000 SF of new construction (infill of ‘gap’) withreconstruction of historic façade (based on 1857 renderingof Orleans Hotel, see adjacent rendering).24 High-end apartments over restaurant and parking garage.Finished in 2008. Worked as Project Manager / Designer /CA on this project from 2006-2008 for Monighandesign,Sacramento, CA..
The Orleans (rear), Old Sacramento, CAA stunning 6 stories at the rear, as seenfrom the restaurant patio, with upper levelsset back enough from 2nd Street, in orderto give the appearance of a 3-story buildingtypical for the 1800’s. A basement parkinglevel makes up the historically defineddifference in elevation between the streetand the alley. (See building section).
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Headquarters, Sacramento, CA.Re-use / Mixed-Use of 25,000 SF 1947 warehouse / factory withExterior modifications. Program called for meeting rooms, shop,museum, open office area, reproduction, storage, offices, as well as onsite landscaping and parking. Worked as Project Architect / Designer onthe project for SKW Architects, Sacramento, CA. 2008-2010.
The Goleman Library Modernization at the Heart of the SanJoaquin Delta College campus in Stockton, CA, involvedabatement and an almost complete gutting of the existing 58,000SF structure, interior as well as exterior, to make it a building bettersuited to the 21st century in terms of Technology and Architecture.Job Captain and CA for SKW, 2008-2010.
Birdseye view of part of campus, showing locations of new classroom buildings (to the top right). The Kindergarten building is located next to a new 8-classroom building (also by SKW).Kindergarten Building at Winchell ES, Fresno, CA5,890 SF 4-classroom building designed whileProject Manager / Architect at SKW Architects,Sacramento, CA (2010-11).The classrooms feature exposed trusses, highceilings, reading alcoves / bay windows, as wellas open facades to the playground area directlyadjacent to the classrooms.Interior Design and rendering by Julie Brown.Construction scheduled for the summer of 2011.