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Graduate Work Sample

Graduate Work Sample



These materials are representative of some of my work done thus far while a graduate student at the University of Texas.

These materials are representative of some of my work done thus far while a graduate student at the University of Texas.



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    • p4 After Foster Care Centerp12 SOCOmpact Studiosp22 Photo Cubep26 Reel Studiop32 Componant and Shade Structurep38 Urban Raptor Rescue Centerp42 MoDFilmp50 Artworkp60 Professional Resume
    • OSTER CARE GRADUATE Austin Foster Care Graduate Center Studio project - Spring 2009 This project is designed to be a place of comfortable acclimation for recent graduates of the central Texas foster care system. Located in park space along a major state highway and adjacent Lady Bird After Foster Care Center Lake in Austin, this facility consists of various living quarters conceived Micro Program Diagram - Rhino specifically to accommodate the East Elevation - SketchUp actions of inhabitation. Specifically, the concept of the building’s programmatic arrangement is derived from the specific spatial needs of their occupants. Overall architectural form is taken from the language of the nearby highways. Road-like roof forms initially draw from this inspiration, ultimately bending to accept ground circulation and elevated occupation or decks. 20 feet These structures, when integrated with solar towers and arrays of glazing, also serve a vital role in S2 realizing sustainability strategies of solar and rainwater collection, green roofing and additionally shading the building. 12 p4
    • Micro Program Icons - Rhino Micro Program Diagram - Rhino Section View S1 - SketchUp and Photoshopp6
    • 20 feet Section View S2 - SketchUp and Photoshop West Elevation - SketchUp Interior Perspective - SketchUp and Photoshop S2p8
    • Exterior Perspective - SketchUp and Photoshop Daylighting and Ventilation Strategies - SketchUp and Illustrator Exterior Perspective - SketchUp and Photoshop Building Perspective - SketchUpp10
    • SOCOmpact Studios Studio project - Fall 2009 The objective of the project is to confront under-utilized urban remnant space through a minimal architectural intervention, while simultaneously exploring the parametric ability of building systems and form through Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. The site is located in South Austin along South Congress Avenue in a small lot, which is used predominately for parking and often transformed due to the presence of art vendors and street performers. In an attempt to increase SOCOmpact Studios the site’s occasional pedestrian density, theParametric System Diagram - REVIT Parametric Building Model - REVIT insertion of a small building containing artist studios serves to enrich and make permanent this existing creative community. The structural organization of the building emanates from a two story circulatory core running east to west in its long dimension. Studio spaces with generous apertures protrude from that central element to the north, peeking over adjacent buildings and aligning with views of the city. A lounge and shared restroom jut out to the south. A unifying element of the building, its facade employs a varying polygal and opaque rigid panel curtain wall system. The nature of this exterior allows access to both abundant natural light and areas of solid wall for interior placement of artwork. Multiple building iterations were initially derived from an exploration through BIM which tested various formal decisions against several parameters of site. Ultimately the building responds to its limiting surroundings, a minimization of building footprint and an acknowledgement of both the pedestrian and view towards downtown Austin. p12
    • Parametric Study - REVIT Elevation Facing East - REVIT and Photoshop Site Diagram - GIS and Illustratorp14
    • 5 g plans 1/8” = 1’ ding plans 1/8” = 1’Roof Level S1 5 4Third Level 4 Studio Two, 5 Roof Terrace - REVIT and Photoshop 1 Common Area, 2 Studio One, 3 RestroomSecond Level 2 1 3Entrance Level p16
    • Physical Model Facing East Physical Model Facing South Interior Perspective - REVIT and Photoshopp18
    • Interior Perspective -REVIT and Photoshop Exterior Perspective Facing North East - REVIT and Photoshop Section View S1 - REVIT Exploded Structural Diagram - REVIT PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCTp20
    • Photo Cube Studio project - Spring 2010 Places and experiences are collected over a lifetime. They are filed as memories and tucked on shelves in corners as souvenirs and memorabilia. The photo box project addresses the idea of collecting and understandingFunction Diagram - Pencil, Gesso and Collage memories through physical objects; specifically the conveying of experience in a photograph. A simple wooden body is cast in translucent wax, smoothing sharp Photo Cube edges and lending a weighty, hand-worn quality to the boxes. The heft and tactility of the photo boxes gives a property of physical mass to the collections that they hold. These containers are also meant as devices to re-contextualize their contents, allowing new meanings to arise within the photos’ isolated subjects. Photos slide into the device through a thin slot along its top edge. A series of masks remove image from a conceived environment, allowing the collection of memories to considered from an altered perspective. p22
    • Construction and Function Drawing - REVIT, Pencil, Gesso and Collagep24
    • Reel Studio Studio project - Spring 2010 After extensive travel and a career as a documentary film maker, the proposed client of this project sought additional studio space in his now overcrowded south Austin bungalow. The resulting structure serves as a place for editing and digitizing, archiving and viewing anPhysical Model Facing South West extensive volume of reel film. Taking cue from its collection, the building Reel Studio becomes a series of winding movements Process Sketch up and around an existing concrete wall. Controlled and filtered connections from inside to outside frame an inhabitant’s experience of surroundings. The wrapping of the structure is continued as the studio is enveloped with translucent material acting both as solar shading and film screen. The studio becomes a device through which film is viewed from within and from the adjacent yard. Additional formal articulation is derived by mimicking adjacent rooflines and impeding tree growth, tying the studio contextually to the site. Reel Studio is a manifestation of collection and archive as well an object through which an occupant views and examines their surroundings and the moving image. p26
    • Elevation Facing South - REVIT and Photoshop Sketch Models Elevation Facing North - REVIT and Photoshopp28
    • Process Sketch Experiential Section - REVIT and Photoshop Physical Model Facing North Eastp30
    • Component and Shade Structure Studio project - Fall 2009 This studio project was developed through the iteration of two exercises; one to create a modular component and another to apply that element in mass to a small street-side Component and Shade Structure shade structure. The concept behind the component specifically is one of adjustmentElevation Facing Wesr - REVIT and Photoshop and collapsibility. By studying how a tubular structure could be adapted to varying lengths, the concept was further developed into a wall system that could actively change thickness and porosity. This variability of the system Process Sketch allowed the components to be arranged in numerous configurations, suitable for various applications. The project culminated in the design of a shade structure to be sited along a particularly sunny street side in downtown Austin, TX. The components that composed the shade structure were elongated overhead, to shade from direct sunlight according to observed sun angles, and shortened and open along the base to maximize porosity and ventilation. p32
    • Sketch Model - Photoshop Shade Structure Sections - REVIT Shade Structure Plan - REVITp34
    • Sketch Model Shade Structure Model Sketch Model - Photoshop Elevation Facing North - REVIT and Photoshopp36
    • Austin Urban Raptor Rescue Center Studio project - Spring 2009 Situated just north of Austin Texas’ Lady Bird Lake within a park space tucked along and under Texas Loop 1, this proposed center is designed to serve injured urban birds of prey. Project challenges were addressed by encapsulating an environment of natural rehabilitation while Urban Raptor Rescue Center creating a sophisticated place for urban interface of public and raptor. RehabilitatingSection View S1 - Pencil and Photoshop flight cages and facility buildings draw form from the structure of existing highways. The Site Diagram - Photoshop concrete and lumber buildings interact with the elevated roadway, protruding horizontally to collect occupants in entrance and protruding vertically to serve as solar towers, highway sound barrier and support for the flight cages. The challenges of directly engaging a highway, by constructing under one, ultimately allowed for the creation of relatively sheltered inter- building courtyard spaces and an opportunity to reduce building cooling loads. p38
    • 2 1 2 S1 1 3 5 4 5 S2 3 6 3 6 3 6 S3 1 Intensive Care 2 Food Storage and Prep 3 Administration 4 Conference Area 5 Restrooms 6 Vetrinary Offices 7 Aviary 8 Water Collection Towers Section View S3 - Pencil and Photoshop Section View S2 - Pencil and Photoshopp40
    • MoDFilm Studio project - Spring 2010 The MoD Film project is a museum dedicated to the viewing, preservation and research of documentary film. Located in downtown Austin, the building ties into the cites cultural traffic as it is within walking distance to the Austin Museum of Modern Art and the newly renovated Art House. Central to MoD Film’s collection are the thousands of raw footage, stored in protective tins, that are showcased within a translucent central core. Museum visitors enter into a minor gallery before moving through this film core along a set of stairsGallery Display Study Process Sketches ascending to a second floor image gallery. MoDFilm Multiple screens arranged throughout this area are projected upon expressing the overlapping quality of visual information commonly seen in documentary and the media. Adjacent to this space a formal screening theater faces the city’s core, screen visible from the street as a beacon to the museum. The overall formal considerations of the design are derived as image displaying theater spaces wrap the central core of film reels. p42
    • Interior Study Models Exterior Study Models Section View S1 - Ink, Pencil, Pastel and Collagep44
    • 6 7Basement Level 2 3 5 6 1 4Entrance Level 1 Entrance and Security Desk 2 Restrooms 3 Minor Gallery 4 Courtyard 5 Perminant Collection 6 Delivery and Storage 7 Mechanical 8 Research and Conservation 9 Film Editiing and Digitizing 10 Image Gallery 11 Terrace 12 Theater 13 Research LibraryResearch Mezzanine 9 8 5 11Theater Level 10 12 13 S1 p46
    •            1 3     2        4 Interior Perspective - REVIT and Photoshop Sequential Building Perspectivs - REVIT and Photoshop Interior Perspective - REVIT and Photoshop 5 6 8 9 7p48
    • Architects of Ruin, 48” x 60” Gesso, Guache and Pencil on Paperp50 Artwork
    • Horizon, 72” x 72” Oil and Pencil on Canvas Concretes, 72” x 72” Oil and Pencil on Canvasp52
    • Field I, 16” x 20” Pencil on Paper Field II, 16” x 20” Pencil on Paperp54
    • Tracks I, 32” x 32” Oil on Fabric Tracks II, 32” x 32” Oil on Fabricp56
    • Field Study I and II, 11” x 14” Ink on Mylar and Photography Coal Fired Study, 18” x 24” Charcoal on Paperp58