Called by Juhanni Pallasmaa “The jewelry box”, the architecture of the Burial Cha- pel consists of four main areas: service, public garden, chapel and the private garden. University Boulevard The service area, a fort notion, is positions on the south and east edges of the site, creating a separation with the city but still maintaining a relationship through the openings. Moving through the dark hallway, gravel and trees are the only thing that the eye sees, until you are inside the garden where the chapel is located. The 22 feet tall chapel, made out of 2X2 vertical walnut wood members, expresses a very delicate space in contrast with the service areas and the gravel garden. The spacing of the wood members it is design in such a way that during the day the interior of the chapel has this glowing and warm effect. The west wall, this large door, opens up toward the garden of remembrance where a beautiful magnolia tree enrich both spaces. Main Street Hippodrome6
Corporate Office Park Gainesville, Florida Spring 2009 The proposal is focused to create office spaces that bring the innovative culture in the city of Gainesville as well as addressing issues as climate, energy, hydrology and transportation. UMBRELLAUMBRELLAUMBRELLAUMBREL- HOTEL UMBRELLAUMBRELLAUMBRELLAUMBRELLAUMBRELLA HOTEL HOTEL UMBRELLAUMBRELLAUMBRELLAUMB OFFICES - OFFICES- OFFICES COMMERCIAL OFFICES OFFICES COMMERCIAL - OFFICES OFFICES OFFICES BUSINESS OFFICES BUSINESS OFFICES OFFICES FACILITIES PARKING- LEISURE - SPORTS- PARKING OFFICES OFFICES PASSAGE WAY PARKING-PASSAGE WAY- PEDESTRIAN WALKS- PARKINGPARKING PARKINGGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUND PARKINGPARKINGPARKING PARKINGPARKINGPARKINGPA GROUNDGROUNDGROGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUND-GROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUND 15GROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGROUNDGRGROUNDGR
The idea of this design proposal is to create a center that offers office spaces, retail, and recreation parks. The programs interlock into each other, in a way to give the area a feeling of community and a human scale. The design also deals with issues as transportation, parking and weather conditions in Florida. Sidewalks, bike paths, bus stops, and streets for cars not only connect the buildings on the property but the adjacent areas as well. A new road, that cut the site in half, connects 39th street with the airport. Bike paths connect with the existing system and continue through the site into the wooded area. A series of parking garages are located under ground, covering an area of more than 5 buildings. These ga- rages provide enough parking spaces not only for the buildings above but for visitors and other buildings too. The main pedestrian entrance/exit to the garages is done through a 20 feet wide staircase, located strategi- cally in the middle of the main plaza above. The goal of this staircase is to offer a pleasant walking from the garage, thorough the covered public park to the final destination office; as well as a meeting point for em- ployees of different offices. The design incorporates an umbrella type roof that cov- ers a few buildings and outdoor spaces. Considering the high temperatures and rain precipitation in Florida, this very light roof will provide not only good shading, and coverage but will help with keeping the building cool during high temperatures, hold solar panels, as16 well as collecting rain water.
St. Augustine Interpretive centerSt. Augustine, FloridaFall 2008
Castillo de San Marcos The design of the Interpretive Center achieves a sensi- tive balance between simple form and performative engagement with the surrounding. Situated in the heart of the historic district, the Interpretive center of- fers to tourists and neighbors a place to display his- toric art effects as well as informative directions about the city. The core, this long heavy structure that span through the entire length of the site, holds 4’ above the ground the volume spaces (exhibition spaces, au- ditorium, offices and retail) that compose this center. The Main Public Entrance Plaza, that links St. GeorgeSt. George Street A1A street and the water front and creates a flexible wel- coming, yet grand civic space.
Housing Project in BucharestBucharest, RomaniaSpring 2008 35
To [DISSOLVE]: to pass or make pass into solution Bucharest, Romania has had a turbulent history where competing development projects have viciously replaced each without any resolve. It feels that each era has bypassed the] PRESENT[ in hopes to solve the future; each attempting to monumentalize the city while only building walls around the problems. The “modern” city must attempt to dissolve the rigidity of the past in order to create a desirable arrangement for the future. Where housing and public space must not act as separate interventions but must dissolve in conjunction with each other as well as the city; creating neither a front nor back, but a connection from within. Parks and streets are not separated by buildings but operate together,creating a situation where citizens can interact with each other while still preserving their privacy. The project is attempting to create no edge condition allowing the streets to filtrate through and form a direct relationship with the open spaces. The public it is held at the ground level and the private spaces are elevated to offer more privacy and frame views from above. Green space can perform as a park as well as the backyard for those who inhabit the buildings.36 36
Maritime MuseumCharleston, South CarolinaSpring 2007 43
H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to sink a war- ship during the American Civil War. It was discovered in 1970 and it was located out- side the center of the city in 1978. A need for a relocation and a new maritime museum gave the opportunity to create a new structure in the heart of the Historic district. The museum, located between E Bay Street and Water Front Park, presents an opportunity to re- generate this important part of the town, but also respects the architecture, history, and culture of the city. Since Charleston can be consider a pedes- trian town, A grand central stair facing the park will serve to the museum as the main entrance as well as a social gathering place for the public. The design idea for the building was to create a space for the display of the H.L. Hunley submarine mostly as part of the city. The water tank elevated between the two main volumes, held by large wall structures, ties them together. Also the exposed part of the tank allows pedestrians to have a clear view of the submarine. The exhibition spaces in the museum are connect- ed with each other by this ramp that slowly leads to the submarine. The ramp also symbolizes the connection of the town with the water, and that is why both sides of the ramp move outside the main volume.44
The rock climbing gym is a design opportunity to implement a new activity in the downtown area of Gainesville, Florida. Located in a long narrow space between two historic buildings, the project accommodates a 26’ high wall that offers different levels of climbing. To create a more natural atmosphere, the wall area uses natural light from the skylights. Each skylight has a different shape and size that corresponds with a specific section of the wall. The Office area is suspended from the ceiling, offering a good view to the entire gym.52
Dorina Bakiri2526 Pine Ridge RdJacksonville, FL 32207904. email@example.comEDUCATIONAug. 2008 – May 2010 Masters of Architecture University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL College of Design, Construction and PlanningMay 2005 – May 2008 Bachelor of Design- Major Architecture Minor Urban and Regional Planning University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FLEXPERIENCE University of Florida, Florida Community Design Center, and Center for Economic OutreachMay 2009 – August 2009 Team Member on the creation of “The Creative Office Report” book Researched design strategies and case studies Worked on graphic, layout, and presentation of materials for the book DSAE, Jacksonville, FLMay 2008 – August 2008 Architect Intern Interacted with the client and planning board Site documentations including measurements and photographic imagines Developed schematic design for Yazi House, Chicago Pizza Jacksonville Beech, Bad Ass Coffee Assisted architects complete their construction documents Created presentation board and 3D renderings
Pappas Associates Architects, Jacksonville, FLMay 2006 – August 2006 Architect Intern Assisted architects complete their work by performing sketches, drawings and CAD work Developed schematic design for the renovation of Wood Lake Apartments Participated in aspects of facility planning and design of a few projects Developed a more comprehensive understanding of materials, construction methods and building codes University of Florida, Gainesville, FL College of Design, Construction and Planning; Dean’s Office:September. 2009 – Dec.2009 Graduate Student Assistant Assisted in the instruction of History of Architecture, graded papers and projectsSeptember 2005 – May2009 Student Assistant Provided support to the Dean’s Assistant in the daily office operation routine Answered phones, filed documents, and helped with organizing important eventsSKILLS Technical: Auto Cad, Revit, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, 3D Max, Rhino 3D, Form Z, Lightscape, VIZ, Microsoft Office Languages: Albanian, Italian, EnglishAWARDS AND ACTIVITIES Design Honor Award, April 2010 University of Florida Arthur Blenn Anderson Scholarship Endowment, April 2010 University of Florida Arthur Blenn Anderson Scholarship Endowment, April 2009 University of Florida AIAS memberREFERENCES Available upon request.