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    • Clerestory Sara E. Cheikelard
    • Clerestory -n.- from clere “clear,” in a sense “light,lighted,” and storyThe following projects embrace the lightness anddelicacy that architecture can take on so that thestructure does not overpower what’s around it. Itcan even tell its story, as well as the the story of itssurroundings.
    • 002 Sonic Bridge, Genova, Italy Spring 2010 Fall 2009 Contents Hydro-Purification, Asheville, NC Anderson Outreach, Anderson, SC Spring 2009 Field Sketches
    • Digital Manufacturing Fall 2009 Gradient, Retro-Fiber, Digital Manufacturing Fall 2009 Clemson Landing, Clemson, South Carolina Spring 2011 A Social Intersection,A Gateway for Greenville,Greenville, SCFall 2010 Clemson, SC Fall 2009 floorplan designed for Habitat for Humanity 003
    • Sonic Bridge Revitalizing downtown Genova while respecting its rich culture and medieval and historical contexts Spring 2010 Location: Piazza Campetto, Genova, Italy Program: Mixed use commercial and residential Considerations: Context, Revitalization, Sunlight, Sound, Communication & Connection Team: Sara Cheikelard, Evan Leinbach, Jeffrey Pauling Professors: Bernhard Sill, Allessandro Rocca, Luca Rocco004
    • Structure Site Plan N Columns and Elevator shaft one a Tavar Piazzett Beams Piazza Campetto Floor Plates Glazing Program To use sound to connect Piazza Campetto with Piazzetta Tavarone while the side streets and apartments remain Skin sonically isolated. 005
    • The perforated metal skinunifies and blends together thepublic and private spaces whilecontroling privacy and lightpenetration. The missing panelsin the skin act as apartmentwindows and are derived from amusical score.
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    • Ground Floor, Music Bar First Floor, Clerestory level and residents’ lobby Second through Sixth floors, Apartments008
    • The skin glows from the interiorat night, reflecting the light View from Piazza Campetto, showing the context reflected by the heavy wallsout, the reverse of its daytimefunction. Interior of the Music bar from the stage, looking back towards Piazzetta Tavarone View from Piazzetta Tavarone, looking through the stage to Piazza Campetto 009
    • Residents’ rooftop terrace accessed by elevator and central courtyard stairway The windows occur more frequently as you move down the building because more light is needed due to the narrow streets. The skin wraps the private areas of the building, including the apartments, residents’ entrance, elevator, and lobby. Clerestory level for light, ventilation, and buffering the sound Rustic walls reflect context and provide exterior sound barrier and interior acoustics The stage uses Piazza Campetto as a backdrop for performances010
    • Section model showing the structure of the floors and central stainway The section perspective cuts through the grand stairway and central courtyard typical of historic Genova. The clerestory and “floating” lobby are also shown.Massing section showing the building in thecontext on both sides of the piazzas 011
    • Gradient Creating a three-dimensional diffusion of light Fall 2009, Digital Manufacturing Location: Clemson, South Carolina Program: Lighting Device Considerations: Light Diffusion Professor: Doug Hecker012
    • The model was created using a modeling program and a 3-D printer. The formwork created was solid so the layers of cornstarch and glue would create a structural object. This project tested the properties of light through a 3-D object and through space. The limits of 3-D printingPrecedents of Bending light Digital model of the overall shape derivedoccurring at Antelope Canyon, from the canyons, designed to hold a were also tested, pushing for theArizona standard light bulb fitting thinnest members possible. Light This 3D structure is designed to split the light into different striations at varying intensities, much like natural rock formations. The bending faces change in thickness and have a gradient of lines that become closer together as they move away from the light source, creating an interesting gradient of light. 013
    • Pause: A Social Intersection Clemson’s bicycle network that reaches out into the community Fall 2009 Location: College Avenue, Clemson, South Carolina Program: Bicycle Share central hub Considerations: Context, Community outreach, Sustainability, Accessibility Professor: Doug Hecker014
    • Site Plan N e venu Sl ge A oa n Colle St re et Clemson AvenueLocationIn order to keep with the context ofdowntown Clemson’s small townvernacular, the eastern edge of thesite facing the street is broken down tosmaller facades as the building is pulledback, creating public spaces off of thestreet. 015
    • H arts C o s S eneca-7,652 H igh poinThe Bicycle SystemThe Clemson bicycle station serves as the central hub to a community-wide bicycle system. Auxilliary hubs are located atpopular areas surrounding Clemson University, including apartments complexes, surrounding cities, and on-campus locations,such as the centrally located library.
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    • The basic geometry was created by vectors from the surrounding buildings and the ideal VIew showing the steel structure in the pathways through the site. translucent wallsMaterialityThe walls are made of channel glass with steel beams runningthrough them for support. The translucent quality of the glassallows you to see movement on the interior of the building. Youcan see bicycles moving from the ground level to the raised streetbehind on the vector path. This translucency draws people tothe building, as it is only partially visible from the main street. Theinteraction of the interior and exterior happenings of the buildingcreates a unique experience for the users of the space.
    • Bicycle Traffic The bike path that runs through the site is suspended on steel cables, so that the moving traffic of the bikes through the building does not interfere with the other functions occurring on the ground floor. View showing the transparancy of the wallThe vectors cut into the site to create outdoor seating areas, theapartments, and a bike path that passes through the site making theraised street behind the building accessible. 019
    • The light roof structure is the basic plan of the vectors spanning the site’s entire footprint, thereby unifying the site. Apartment Levels Ground Floor020
    • Bicycle Ramp Details Bicycle entrance from College AvenueUnder the bicycle ramp at its highest point Exterior/Interior view from Sloan StreetView from Clemson Avenue Bicycle entrance from Clemson Avenue 021
    • Anderson Outreach A train station that connects the old and the new Spring 2009 Location: Anderson, South Carolina Program: Multi-use train station Considerations: Context, Community outreach, Circulation, History, Natural Light Professor: David Lee022
    • Location Site PlanThe site for this project is in the historic district of downtown Anderson,South Carolina. The circulation of the area greatly influenced the Ndesign of the bulding, not only as a transitional area but also as animportant city marker for Anderson. 023
    • The elevator is inside on the street level, opens to the exterior as it travels to the upper and lower levels, and is always covered due to the cantilevers. Upper Level, private offices, conference room, and cafe Street Level, ticket offices, restrooms, balcony access Lower Level, train platform, waiting area, news stand024
    • MaterialityDue to the unique geographical placement of the site and the locationof the surrounding buildings, shadow studies determined the materialityof the three-level station to optimize light intensities throughout thebuilding. The perforated metal wall on the west side blocks the intensityof the setting sun. A picture window is located on the east side andfuntions as an overlook to historic Main Street. Perforated metal swatch The balconies are located at street level, but overlook the train tracks 24’ below The large openings create a sense of openness in a semi-underground space 025
    • The cross section shows the vertical distribution of spaces. The upper floor has the lowest ceiling, creating a more intimate environment away from the trains. At street level, the double height creates the grand entrance typical to train stations. The platform is the tallest and most open area due to the 24’ drop from the strreet to accommodate the trains.026
    • The perforated metal is oriented to the west in order to block out some of the direct harshness of the setting sun, while still letting in natural light. 027
    • RetroFiber Re-purposing fiberglass into window systems Fall 2009, Digital Manufacturing Location: Clemson, South Carolina Program: Window System Considerations: Context, Materiality, Connection, Sustainability Team: Sara Cheikelard, Daniel Hutcherson Jason Tenenbaum Professor: Doug Hecker028
    • Build ProcessMaterialityThe project’s focus is Fiberglass, raw materialto explore the limitsof fiberglass, testingits transparency,durability, andthickness. Workingwith the companyFiber-Tech, techniques Make a templatewere discovered touse fiberglass in newways, such as in awindow system. UV Print or spray paint Let the coloring dry Create and prepare a mold Apply the resin and catalystStudy model of theoverlapping effects oflayering on transparancy Dry for 24 hours 029
    • Translucency Once the material properties were explored, they were applied to a new window system that supported “life vessels” for water, animals, and plants. The surface becomes interactive from the inside of the building out. By applying only 2 layers of low density fiberglass with clear resin, the structure is sturdy and remains translucent. This favors a window system because light penetrates, but privacy is preserved.030
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    • Hydro-Purification Revitilizing the River-Arts district and purifying the French Broad river Fall 2009 Location: Asheville, North Carolina Program: Mixed-use residential and Community Center Considerations: Context, Community outreach, Circulation, Water Purification, Flood plane Team: Sara Cheikelard, Kyle Goebel, Logan Harrell, Jason Tenenbaum Professor: Doug Hecker032
    • Site Map N TennesseeKnoxville Asheville North Carolina Recycle the Site This 13- acre site along the French Broad River is a Brownfield site due to the pollution of the river that connects North Carolina and Tennessee. The main focus for the project is to clean up the river by reducing the runoff from this site. By altering the topography and adding a water-filtering canopy across most of the site, 300,000 gallons of water can be filtered per year. 033
    • CanopyThe canopy is transparent and lets enoughlight through to support small vegetation.Holes are cut in the canopy for larget treesto stretch through. The light aluminumstructure supports the weight of the waterpushing down. The canopy is shaped sothat the water runs to the funnels usinggravity and so it doesn’t pool on top.
    • The figure ground drawing shows the future expansion that the project can take on, further cleaning up the river. The canopy actively harvests and funnels rainwater for use in the canals and residences Single-use residential units and dual-use with artists’ studios follow the pattern of the canals Public greenspaces encourage engagement with the river and showcase water filtration systems, while private greenspaces allow the residents to interact with each other A system of canals filters the surface water as it runs to the river Vehicular circulation is around the edges, only entering for direct access to residences The topography has been altered to encourage surface water to flow to the river034
    • Site Plan Mixed-Use housing Residential Housing Canals Public Plaza and market Greenway Water Feature Stage Balconies Deltas Courtyard Roadway Riverwalk parking 035
    • First floor and private gardens Second floor Permeate Collec Feed Cha Optional third floor Housing The housing units are 2-4 stories, each with a rooftop terrace and ground floor garden. About 1000 people can be housed on site. Being located in a major flood plane, the housing is elevated 10’ and allows resident parking underneath. Rooftop terrace036
    • Blown up 4Xction Materialannel Spacer Membrane Filtration System The funnels that collect the rainwater from the canopy filter it as it travels down through layers of permeable filtration membranes. The cleaned water flows into the channels and eventually back into the river. Water features and small fountains occur where the funnels meet the canals to celebrate the water. 037
    • A Gateway for Greenville Changing the skyline and creating a connection Fall 2010 Location: Greenville, South Carolina Program: Mixed-use residential, hotel, retail Considerations: Context, Natural Light, Circulation, Skyline, Reedy River Professor: Yuji Kishimoto038
    • Parking Bi-Lo Center Garage St. ch hur NCto D 385 own Hwy tow n Respecting Greenville This site is located at one of the main entrances to Greenville, next to the Bi-Lo Center that holds concerts and large events. A parking garage is located adjacent to the site, providing public parking and access to the site over the road. This site is also the highest point in Greenville, providing spectacular views to the Blue Ridge Mountains, downtown Greenville, the Reedy River, and Falls Park. 039
    • Site Plan Residential and Retail Residential and Retail Hotel Sun-path diagram Hotel The fluid nature of the site is inspired by the motion of water through the site. The water’s motion carves out a pedestrian Views diagram corridor between the buildings, influencing the placement of the apartment buildings and hotels, pathways and bridges, and greenspaces.040
    • Typical floor plans for theresidential buildings andthe hotels. There are over300 hotel rooms and 230apartments on site. Structure The typical floor plans for the apartment and hotel levels use the elevator shafts, stairwells, and columns as the main supports. Residential units feature 1-3 bedrooms, den, and kitchen and dining areas. Both the hotel and apartment buildings have underground parking. 041
    • Plan detail showing the bridge across Plan detail showing the bridge connection Plan detail showing the water sculpture at North Church Street, connecting to to the parking garage, providing parking the entrance to the site and the beginning downtown for the public greenspaces of the fluid pathway042
    • Massing section showing the changes toGreenville’s skyline The View Downtown The two residential buildings located on the east side are the main focal points as you enter Greenville through Highway 385. These buildings are notched out in order to move the eye through the site and into downtown. Open floor plans are located on these levels that feature the carved out portion, being enclosed in glass only on three sides. The space overlooks the main passageway through site, exhibiting the fluid pathway. 043
    • Ground floor plans showing lobby and pools in the residential buildings and the hotels’ lobbies and cafes. Site Pathway Details044
    • Model DetailsDual TopographyThe section perspective shows the dual topography of thesite. The translucent first layer of topography separates theretail floor from the main functions of the buildings, whilethe existing topography separates the underground parking.Both have separators where they meet the building for lightpenetration. 045
    • Clemson Landing A multi-use community and social center on Lake Hartwell Lake Hartwell Spring 2011 Location: Clemson, South Carolina A Unique Site Program: This site is located on Highway 123 in Clemson on Mixed use commercial and residential Lake Hartwell, with a 22 foot change in elevation leading down to the water. The views to the Considerations: lake play an important role in determining the Context, geometries present on site. The central courtyard Lake front, area is divided into smaller piazzas at varying Views, elevations, creating small and large gathering Elevation Changes areas. The main path through the courtyard leads Professor: you to an amphitheater with the stage floating over the water. Robert Bruhns046
    • Ground Plan NHighway 123 . Holiday Ave Holiday Ave . W. 047
    • The Water’s Edge In order to make the water’s edge more accessible, the amphitheater is excavated into the site, with the stage overhanging the water, using the lake as a backdrop to performances. The dock extends from out from the covered seating area and has twelve boat slips, making the retail areas accessible by water. The hexagonal restaurant provides 180 degree views of the lake with unobstructed floor to ceiling windows and a small patio. Longitudinal Section showing Changes in Elevation 684’ 660’ West Elevation, view from Lake Hartwell048
    • 676’ 680’ 049
    • These details show the structure of the hexagonal restaurant that overlooks the lake. The central cupola forms the tension ring that supports the pitch of the roof while letting light into the interior.050
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    • The apartments are raised up one level to allow for retail on the ground level. The retail blocks alternate with the structural columns that support the entire building. The hallways are broken up into lengths of three and four apartments by breezeways that allow for circulation and common spaces. The western-most parts of the roofs are accessible as they overlook Lake Hartwell. The lake views are further celebrated by the asymmetrical balconies which ensure good views for each apartment.052
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    • Field Sketches054
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    • 1 Story House Rendering 2 Story House Rendering Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County Internship058
    • Egress Egress Bathroom 2 Conditioned Area: 1131.8 s.f. Bathroom 1 Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2 Shelves HWH Air Closet Handler Closet Dryer Washer 18” Draw Closet Pantry 24” Dish Garage 36” Ref 36” Sink Great Room Kitchen 24” Bedroom 3 30” Draw 30” Stove 30” Egress Porch Dining Area Tempered Glass3 Bedroom House plan,construction, and completion 059
    • Sara E. 1843 Peters PlaceCheikelard Clearwater, Fl 33764 saraelizabeth89@gmail.com Education Clemson University, Clemson, SC BA in Architecture; Environmental Science and Policy minor Cumulative GPA: 3.82 Date of Graduation: May 2011 Related course work: AutoCAD Graphic Organization Google SketchUp Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Rhinoceros Sketching Proficiencies: Rhino, Photoshop, and Hand Rendering; CAD drawing; Hand and Digital Modeling; Oil Pastel, Ad Marker, and Colored Pencil DrawingsProfessional Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, Summers 2009-2010 Experience Worked on : LEED and Florida Water Star Gold certifications; application for Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Community Education, and solar energy grants Designed: Monument sign for a townhome development, three bedroom house for a narrow lot, several spatial modifications for different houses, renderings for houses in their new development, and signs for display in their model townhome to showcase the environmentally friendly technologies present Prepared: construction documents including HVAC, plumbing and electrical Honors Graduated Magna cum Laudeand Awards Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University President’s List 2007 and Spring 2009 Dean’s List Fall 2008, 2009, 2010, Spring 2010 Awarded Out of State Tuition Scholarship from Clemson University Awarded $8000 Trustee Scholarship from Clemson University Board of Trustees Awarded $2000 George C. and Kathleen Wright Scholarship Activities American Institute of Architecture Students: Treasurer 2009, Fundraising Director 2010-2011 2011 Architecture Career Fair Chair Freedom By Design team member 2010-2011 Habitat for Humanity volunteer 2005-2011 Study Abroad Spring 2010 in Genova, Italy 061