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Vivek Sarma: Portfolio

Vivek Sarma: Portfolio



This portfolio displays work completed in the Master of Architecture and ecological design program at the University of Oregon by Vivek Sarma. In addition, it includes work samples as an architectural ...

This portfolio displays work completed in the Master of Architecture and ecological design program at the University of Oregon by Vivek Sarma. In addition, it includes work samples as an architectural designer at Kann Partners in Baltimore, MD



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    • vivek sarma regional.climate community.ecology
    • Selected Work Introduction ii Graduate Design Work Professional Work Milwaukie Urban Design 1 The Title Building 23 Milwaukie, Oregon USA Baltimore, Maryland USA Instructors: Brook Muller, Joshua Cerra Kann Partners, Inc. 2009 2007 Tasty Avenue 5 The Jefferson Building 27 Milwaukie, Oregon USA Baltimore, Maryland USA Instructors: Brook Muller, Joshua Cerra Kann Partners, Inc. 2009 2006 Albina Housing 11 Professional Arts 29 Portland, Oregon USA Baltimore, Maryland USA Instructor: Christopher Kilbridge Kann Partners, Inc. 2008 2005 Museum of Ukrainian Cultures 15 The Mayfair Theater 31 L’viv, Ukraine Baltimore, Maryland USA Instructor: Thomas Hubka Kann Partners, Inc. 2008 2007 Ecological Design Work Contact Information 33 Ecological Prototype Residences 19 Eugene, Oregon USA Instructor: Bart Johnson 2009 i | table of contents
    • Briefly Master of Architecture | 2009 Graduate Certificate in Ecological Design | 2009 LEED Accredited Professional | 2009 Bachelor of Science in Architecture | 2005 3 years professional experience in | 2004 design and construction 2007 please refer to curriculum vitae/resume for more detailed descriptions of professional experience, education, volunteer membership, and honors bestowed How Can Design Contribute to a Place’s Health? The core of the design approach centers around the above fundamental question. In this collection of academic and professional design work, this question is answered through investigating the following attributes and employing the subsequent design implications: regional climate community ecology patterns • attentiveness to regional design patterns • a keen understanding of climate • creating local, community relevance • sensitively incorporating design into ecology Each of these are employed in various degrees across the projects, and are represented in a diagram on the first page of each project. Ulti- mately, the design approach intended to create conditions in which humans, plants, and wildlife alike persist and thrive through time. introduction | ii
    • Milwaukie Urban Design In conjunction with Portland Metro, this rising food prices and high associated carbon footprint $ north to Portland traffic on mclaughlin project knitted together disparate ele- ments in Milwaukie. A grand street (Tasty Avenue) connected Milwaukie’s Main Street, the future MAX light rail stop, the increasing development stratifies site, the Willamette River and Elk Rock Is- and defragments habitats disconnected land, a local restored bald eagle habitat. willamette from water and river landscape This scheme suggested urban food pro- duction to “re-web” community through south to local food growth. The “edible courtyards” Oregon City allowed residents to tend pocket gardens. increasing stress on energy reserves, Trellises and slats supported growth of partially due to transport infrastructure squash, kale, and other foods lining the tracks larger issues addressed willamette river and elk rock island local issues addressed disconnect grand street. One can grab fruit and veg- etables as they walk down the street. tasty avenue Cherry trees and pacific dogwoods lined the street, recalling Milwaukie’s motto as the “Dogwood city of the West”, and acknowledged the local discovery of the bing cherry. The riparian cores provided habitat for native wildlife and plants. edible courtyards Site: Milwaukie, Oregon Course: Thesis-level Studio Date: Winter 2009 Critics: Brook Muller, Joshua Cerra rent a boat wade in the willamette * willamette esplanade activate the water’s edge 1 | milwaukie urban design
    • downtown milwaukie riverpark and main street ard a n boulev future MAX willamette river riparian core light rail stop li mclaugh preliminary implementation downtown milwaukie main street and site connected through b landscape ue ven kellogg creek t ya tas willamette river future MAX light rail stop light rail and site connected through pedestrian bridge elk rock edible island pier court elk rock island grand street and plaza orient toward a riparian local landmark core b island station neighborhood 0’ 100’ 200’ urban and landscape design drivers north site plan milwaukie urban design | 2
    • elk rock cumulonimbus island island station neighborhood elk rock willamette island pier river precipitation riparian trees pedestrian bridge riverpark future MAX light rail stop bioswales treat aquifer recharge runoff main street aerial median-park rainwater collection and irrigation towards Elk Prunus avium Cornus nuttallii Rock Island Bing Cherry Pacific dogwood elk rock tasty avenue median-park mclaughlin pedestrian bridge light rail main street island pier boulevard 0’ 80’ 160’ tasty avenue site section (a) 3 | milwaukie urban design
    • elk rock island Prunus avium Cornus nuttallii Bing Cherry Pacific dogwood fruity median-park fenestration food and play: multifunctional landscape tasty avenue promenade community-supported agriculture stack ventilation unit greenhouses green roof bioswales photovoltaics rowhomes edible courtyard mixed-use tasty avenue riparian habitat 0’ 30’ 60’ from riparian core to willamette (b) milwaukie urban design | 4
    • Tasty Avenue rainwater unit greenhouses collection As a continuation of Milwaukie’s Urban Design, this project focused on a proto- typical condition within the urban design. The grand street, Tasty Avenue, is lined cool air with mixed-use buildings further detailed here. cherry tree South-facing units had greenhouses and light shelf warm air incorporated passive heating and cooling concepts. In contrast, Tasty Avenue units farmer’s market grew shade-tolerant berries and herbs and plants to attract native birds. Herbs, radiant tasty avenue berries, and vegetables are sold at Tasty heating Avenue’s Farmer’s Market. Units created a multi-sensory environment. Units themselves are clustered around breezeways where community activities occur; people can dine together, play board games, read the newspaper, or use however they wish. The attributes created socially relevant housing; it engaged all the senses and catered to specific community garden milwaukie video resident needs and desires. and dvd garden to market and the dwelling systems between tasty a avenue Site: Milwaukie, Oregon Course: Thesis-level Studio studio 2 bed Date: Winter 2009 Critics: Brook Muller, Joshua Cerra b a 1 bed * b elk rock 2 bed community garden island pier area of interest typical floor unit distribution and immediate context 5 | tasty avenue
    • median-park new milwaukie tasty outdoor tables for pacific dogwoods farmer’s market avenue open-ended use inhabited spaces stay cool tasty avenue communal hearth community garden operable walls open communal to communal hearth breezeway and hearth connections community dining community garden community garden cottonwoods edible courtyard north 0’ 10’ 20’ cluster plans tasty avenue tasty avenue | 6
    • sight | life downriver taste/smell | passive aroma conveyance offers views out towards the riparian habitat, its not only can unit-grown produce be eaten, passive air movement transmits wildlife, and views down the willamette river. aromas within the unit and units above and below. 2 tablespoons olive oil olive oil communal breezeway/hearth facade thermal mass unit greenhouse 1 medium onion onion: $0.49/lb; $0.25 4 cloves garlic garlic: $2.99/lb; $0.37 1 teaspoon oregano oregano 1 teaspoon basil basil 1 teaspoon parsley parsley 24 ounces tomatoes tomatoes: $3.19/25 oz; $3.06 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon thyme thyme 2 medium zucchini zucchini: $1.99/ea; $3.98 1 eggplant eggplant: $2.98/ea; $2.98 1 medium yellow squash squash: $1.69/ea; $1.69 1 cup button mushrooms mushrooms: $2.99/8 oz 2 portobello mushroom portobello: $9.99/lb; $3.23 1/2 cup low-fat ricotta ricotta: $2.79/16 oz; $1.40 1 cup shredded mozzarella mozzarella: $4.69/2 cups; $2.35 1/2 cup grated Parmesan parmesan: $2.99/5 oz; $2.39 Savings: $12.08; 8/17 ingredients unit-grown prices current as of 3 June 2009 community garden edible courtyard 0’ 22’-6” 45’ on-site ingredients for vegetable lasagna in-process south elevation: heavy vs light 7 | tasty avenue
    • feel | the sun’s warmth hear | wren’s chirp housing towers | ingo bucher-beholz the greenhouse is a sunspace, providing covered, year-round outdoor-space. herbs, flowers, and vines grow and attract songbirds. communal breezeway/hearth tasty avenue median-park 0’ 22’-6” 45’ in-process north elevation institutional building | lacaton & vassal tasty avenue | 8
    • rain fabric awning warm air riparian habitat cool breeze maria cistern community garden drip irrigation and bioswale access road greenhouse units maria turns six in the community hearth air-water movement and disbursal community hearth unit greenhouse access road community garden access road 0’ 20’ 40’ carrots onions potatoes plant: march-july plant: march-may plant: april-june pick: july-november pick: may-november pick: july-november south elevation: harvest 9 | tasty avenue
    • shade-tolerant herb growth 23c fa cad greenhouse vegetables sold e he rbs so ld 23c’s eggs chickens on sale local store goods obtained and sold new milwaukie farmer’s market tasty avenue units tasty avenue local commodity potential new milwaukie farmer’s market and elk rock island green roof lobby/entrance communal breezeway/hearth balsamroot (left) oregon swallowtail (right) • eats: flower nectar, thistles, balsamroot, phlox access road retail tasty avenue median-park access road willamette river bing cherry (left) pacific dogwood (left) 0’ 20’ 40’ cedar waxwing (right) band-tailed pigeon (right) • eats: berries and sugary fruits • eats: dogwood fruit, acorns, berries north elevation: ecology tasty avenue | 10
    • Albina Housing project location Working with the Portland Development irving Commission, this studio focused on creat- Fremont Street park ing viable housing while also creating conditions for a strong community. The project was additionally revisited in a “Passive Cooling” seminar. Revisions reduced heat gains and increased exposed thermal mass allowed for units to be par- tially passively cooled and thus reduced reliance on mechanical cooling. Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard On the site in the Albina neighborhood Cook Street of northeast Portland, designing seventy lloyd portland units on an empty, one acre site in- center creased construction viability. The scheme pedestrian street called for progressively taller urban build- local proximities ings defining the street-edge on Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd and Fremont St with new TriMet bus pedestrian rowhomes buffer rowhomes on the site’s eastern edge. stop for the #33 street single-family The mid-block pedestrian street provided a place for the elderly to take evening strolls and children to safely ride bicycles, a a while also showcasing local artists’ work. Site: Portland, Oregon Course: Graduate Studio (intermediate level) Date: Winter 2008 Instructor: Christopher Kilbridge Ivy Street * north 0’ 35’ 70’ urban design features typical level plan with neighboring streets 11 | albina housing
    • nature art 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms friends new TriMet pedestrian bus stop street pedestrian pass-through neighborhood interaction study model apartment block fremont street ivy street pedestrian pass-through cook street 0’ 20’ 40’ martin luther king, jr boulevard elevation albina housing | 12
    • photovoltaics canvas shelter albina tower rooftop terraces local art on the street pedestrian street martin luther king, jr boulevard apartment block pedestrian street rowhomes irving park single-family homes 0’ 16’ 32’ site section (a) 13 | albina housing
    • large heat gains from air entering apartment cannot fixed awnings ceiling fan increases unshaded windows move without openings reduce heat gain comfortability operable windows no exposed thermal cross-ventilation louvers deep sill encases thermal excess heat leaves through ventilate mass to absorb heat encourage air movement mass water tubes cross-ventilation plenum 0’ 8’-9” 17’-6” original ventilation north passive cooling remix albina housing | 14
    • Museum of Ukrainian Cultures Formerly within the Polish-Lithuanian empire, western Ukraine was home to Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews. This studio partnered with L’viv’s Museum of Folk industrial view Architecture and Everyday Life to create plant tower a museum in memory of the lives of the area’s former cultural makeup. Applying the type of the “village court- yard” connected the project to its place. Traditional buildings, with a Ukrainian Or- thodox Church, a Polish Catholic church, and a synogogue formed the courtyard. In ukrainian wheatfield stage the future, reconstructed period residen- tial buildings will form more of the site to suggest the typical makeup of a west Ukrainian village. Finally, the design intended to foster community events such as picnics and performances. By doing this as well, this solution attempted to remember the past, but also be relevant to the present. from the ramp to the town square communities come together in the town’s main square Site: L’viv, Ukraine Course: Graduate Studio (intermediate level) Date: Spring 2008 Instructor: Thomas Hubka * *adapted from Thomas Hubka’s village typical cultural makeup Resplendent Synagogue, pp. 46 re-interpreted makeup 15 | museum of ukrainian cultures
    • museum, auditorium, and workshop vs square deciduous/mixed conifer forest a access road open-air museum entrance visitor center information kiosk new open-air intersection museum entrance cafe catholic church offices stage synagogue deciduous/mixed soviet-era conifer forest industrial plant building stretched along new axes picnic pavilion workshop work courtyard orthodox church town square 0’ 35’ 70’ a building ground floor plan in context north square concept evolution museum of ukrainian cultures | 16
    • auditorium museum exhibits work courtyard workshop town square service access 0’ 31’-6” 63’ promenade: entry and picnic north first floor plan ukrainian wheatfield cafeg officesg auditorium1 museum exhibits1&2 kiosk rebuilt buildings/future vernacular buildings museum of ukrainian cultures picnic pavilion 0’ 40’ 80’ north elevation 17 | museum of ukrainian cultures
    • museum exhibits work courtyard town square 0’ 31’-6” 63’ second floor plan north ramp museum of folk architecture Larix decidua: european larch and everyday life • traditional timber used in area’s construction offices0 access road museum exhibits1&2 workshop view tower soviet industrial plants 0’ 40’ 80’ site section (a) museum of ukrainian cultures | 18
    • Ecological Prototype Residences This project was an exploration in proto- typical residential lots in the South Hills neighbhorhood in Eugene, OR. Typical lots oak had vast impervious surfaces, leading to savanna south hills lower water quality and stream degra- neighborhood dation. This project sought to address k ree water quality and stream health issues fox hollow nc while also targeting a native species as elementary school azo an indicator of water quality and stream am health as its health and the surrounding oak environment are interconnected. savanna culv culve ert rt The species chosen was P. regilla, or the riparian Pacific Chorus Frog. Supplementing the zone park’s core habitat with subsidiary habitat oak was key to the frog’s success in this envi- savanna ronment. In this scheme, residential lots were supplementary to the core habitat t ver of the nearby park. The three schemes cul displayed represented three varieties of ecological restoration; extreme, hybrid, douglas douglas and minimal restoration versions are fir forest fir forest shown. 0’ 140’ 280’ south hills neighborhood context north non-native impervious asphalt roof impervious asphalt neighboring water vegetation and turf with storm drain gutter driveway, sidewalk, pools for foraging and road Site: Eugene, Oregon Course: Principles of Applied Ecology Date: Fall 2009 Instructor: Bart Johnson shallow water with aquatic vegetation for breeding * minimize toxins for proper tadpole and residences encourage increased runoff P. regilla and habitat needs froglet development 19 | ecological prototype residences
    • pervious paving juvenile P. regilla move P. regilla mates, lays increases groundwater to subsidiary pools for variable phtyoremediation eggs, and feeds in a infiltration own reproduction green roof plants remove toxins range of 150 m of its “home pool” cleansed water lot optimized for biological integrity the buffalo grass Ajax junius s green darner, but it hides in it Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus green darner the blackbird attack ating yellow-headed blackbird om e ird fr lackb the b ting preven Danaus plexippus xins its to monarch butterfly ch em onar the m Asclepias syriaca buffalo grass removes cattails provide cover for common milkweed potential rainwater toxins insects to avoid being eaten lay egg variable soil depth provides s greater grounds for greater biodiversity variable green roof ecosystem ecological prototype residences | 20
    • frank kinney park core impervious roof diverts habitat and riparian zone rainwater into bioswales underground cistern stores water bioswale cleanses rainwater and romer’s fescue before aquifer recharge releases it to recharge aquifer native grass lawn sustainable minimum evapotranspiration precipitation evaporation infiltration percolation groundwater stream water table romer’s fescue lawn promotes good infiltration backyard native grass lawn 21 | ecological prototype residences
    • frank kinney park core simple green roof provides evaporate cooling, supplementary backyard frog habitat and riparian zone heat retention, and stormwater absorption habitat in neighbor’s yard perviously-paved native plants and cisterns encourage backyard frog habitat sidwalks a healthy hydrological process between sustainable minimum and biological integrity evapotranspiration precipitation evaporation infiltration percolation groundwater stream water table romer’s fescue lawn and native shrubs promote good infiltration and restore habitat for P. regilla backyard frog habitat ecological prototype residences | 22
    • The Title Building b Located in Baltimore’s Financial District across from the Court House, this office building was built in 1913. RWN Develop- ment Group and Quality Inn wished to turn the building into an extended stay new ADA-accessible hotel. ramp and handrail Part of creating the extended stay hotel was to revamp the building’s entry se- bent gutter structural steel quence. This revamping included creating towards downspout framing - tube a new entrance canopy and accessible ramp in conjunction with the Secretary of one point glass support Interior’s Standards and also creating a downspout fitting with support second means of egress. attached to tube steel channel below The glass canopy intended to sensitively metal gutter laminated glass canopy recede into the background, while also laid to slope denoting clearly the main entrance. Stones removed from the exterior created structural steel the second egress, and also complied to high point of gutter framing - pipe obtain federal and state historic tax cred- a a its. Thus, while the design satisfied con- one point glass support temporary requirements, it also salvaged structural steel fitting with support a key “face” of downtown Baltimore. framing - “c” channel channel below structural steel Project Tasks: framing - “c” channel • coordinated details between drawings downspout • designed new ADA-accessible ramp attached to tube steel • designed new glass entrance canopy one point glass support structural steel fitting with support framing - tube channel below structural steel b framing - “c” channel 110 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Date: 2007 (design development) 0’ 1’-9’ 3’-6” Firm: Kann Partners, Inc. plan above entrance canopy 23 | the title building
    • existing exterior building wall first floor existing exterior building wall beyond existing non-operable window new transom detail section (c) stainless steel gutter new signage structural steel framing - tube structural steel framing - tube brass handrail new door and frame assembly downspout attachment ground floor lowest extent concrete landing of ramp beyond 0’ 2’ 4’ canopy section (a) the title building | 24
    • detail elevation (d) new laminated glass canopy new door frame and assembly brass handrail new signage poured poured concrete landing concrete ramp ramp slope @ 1” concrete footing = 1’-0” 0’ 1’-3’ 2’-6” entry ramp section (b) 25 | the title building
    • one point glass one point glass support support fitting with fitting with support angle support angle laminated glass angle support attached to channel structural steel framing - and metal gutter “c” channel beyond integrated downlight metal gutter attached under channel integrated downlight attached under channel new 8” tall signage structural steel framing - “c” channel structural steel framing - “c” channel downspout structural steel framing - pipe 0’ 6” 1’ canopy section (c) one point glass laminated glass support fitting with (topmost extent) support angle metal gutter integrated structural steel downlight attached framing - “c” channel to “c” channel angle beyond attached to laminated glass metal gutter (lower extent) structural steel new 8” tall signage framing - “c” channel 0’ 11” 1’-10” canopy elevation (d) the title building | 26
    • The Jefferson Building As a former historic office building, two blocks north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Jefferson Building was built in 1902 and further renovated in the 1970’s. Staybridge Suites, a hotel chain, spear- headed the effort to rehabilitate this his- toric property as an extended stay hotel. 16” CMU wall Care was taken to not upset the building’s covered entrance alley historic components, while also updating shaft for stair it for hotel use and proper egress. pressurization 8” CMU wall 3 11” treads at 2’-9” Project Tasks: • measured portions of existing building • coordinated details between drawings • updated plan drawings as per discussions with project architects and client 16” CMU wall • designed new code-compliant egress stair two-hour rated shaft wall up a a metal handrail 4 11” treads at 3’-8” 101 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Date: 2006 (progress ongoing) 0’ 2’ 4’ Firm: Kann Partners, Inc. alley level 27 | the jefferson building
    • gypsum board ceiling two hour 6 11” treads at 5’-6” floor assembly 16” CMU wall 16” CMU wall shaft for stair pressurization metal handrail 3 11” treads at 2’-9” 3 11” treads at 2’-9” two-hour rated shaft wall up a a continuous bent 8” CMU wall stringer (typ.) 4 11” treads at 3’-8” existing structure to be demolished gypsum board on CMU wall 0’ 2’ 4’ typical level: 5 through 11 trash chute section the jefferson building | 28
    • Professional Arts Located in the Mount Vernon district, this project was formerly a thriving hub for the dental and medical trades in the late 1920’s. In conjunction with Somer- set Development and NAGE Housing, this project was submitted for federal and ploy alley re state historic tax credits and contained da st ninety-six affordable apartment units. re te This project demonstrated an interest in adaptive reuse and combining modern and historic to create an altogether new design. The existing lobby and entrance, along with corridors, were maintained as “character-defining features” surrounded by a variety of apartment types. service foyer A key component of the project was the entrance idea of injecting density into the city’s existing neighborhoods. The project is located close to public transportation and will attract future commercial and retail. Project Tasks: • measuring existing conditions • assisting apartment design and layout • detailing kitchen and bath details • researching and detailing trash chutes leasable tenant 101 West Read Street Baltimore, MD 21201 0’ 12’ 24’ Date: 2005 (finished 2009) Firm: Kann Partners, Inc. entry level plan north 29 | professional arts
    • vented chute cap entry bedroom read street chute ranges from foyer living/dining ground to eleventh level corridor intermediate c-channel supports at every level 0’ 6’ 12’ entry level plan trash compactor poured concrete floor and wide flange supports trash chute section professional arts | 30
    • The Mayfair Theater Known originally as the Auditorium north howard street north eutaw street Theater, this building was originally park avenue built as a giant indoor swimming pool in then 1870’s. Remodeled into the Mayfair Theater in the 1940’s, it began running films exclusively into the 1980’s. It sub- sequently fell into disrepair and was ripe for renewal. a Responding to the Baltimore Develop- a ment Corporation’s Request for Proposal for housing units, Accent Development and Kann Partners submitted a proposal with rowhomes, commercial space, and underground parking. west franklin street The exterior shell, including entrance por- tion and what used to be the fly loft are the only sections left intact. Above the underground parking were two commer- cial levels, utilizing the entire floorplate. Rowhomes and common spaces sit above, protected from busy North Howard Street. 0’ 80’ 160’ Project Tasks: site plan north • assisted elevation design • assisted refining plan layouts • prepared graphics for RFP 506 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 academy alley rowhouses in the mayfair north howard street Date: 2007 (concept design) 0’ 21’ 42’ Kann Partners, Inc. site section (a) 31 | the mayfair theater
    • open to below resident courtyard leasable tenant 0’ 18’ 36’ plans aerial vignettes the mayfair theater | 32
    • 33 | contact information
    • Contact Information Vivek Sarma, LEED AP Master of Architecture Certificate Ecological Design 7 Beasman Court Randallstown, MD 21133 United States of America (h) 001.410.922.8024 (m) 001.240.643.7757 sarma.vivek@gmail.com contact information | 34