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Design Portfolio

  1. 1. 6100 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia PA, 19128 • (603) 264-7362 • rdillon6@gmail.comTable of Contents OBJECTIVE: Seeking a design position with a sustainability oriented architectural firm. EDUCATION: Philadelphia University, Philadelphia PA Master of Science in Sustainable Design, May 2012 Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practices, August 2011Apartment Renovation GPA 3.92 Live/ Work Space ...............5 Keene State College, Keene, NH Bachelor of Science in Architecture, May 2009 GPA 3.32 PROJECTS: “Gastronomy Gateway,” Fall 2011Spofford Lake Boathouse .....11 o Designed, 3D modeled, and performed a daylight analysis for a new construction marketplace located in East Falls, Philadelphia “Miami Day School,” Summer 2011Adams Technoogy Building .....19 o Designed, computer drafted plans, energy modeled, and calculated energy and water consumption for an academic building in Miamia, FL. EXPERIENCE: Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia, PA January 2012- PresentMiami Day School ..................29 Sustainable Design Intern o Researched current Habitat practices to determine LEED compliance and make recommendations for improvements. o Supported volunteer staff on site during construction.Gastronomy Gateway ...........39 o Researched various loan and grant opportunities available to promote green practices such as stormwater management and LEED certification. Sullivan Construction, Bedford, NH May 2011- January 2012 Intern Assistant Project Manager o Reviewed product submittals for current projects to verify compliance with architect specifications. o Worked closely with clients and subcontractors to assemble estimates for both hard bid and design build projects. o Supported superintendents on-site including demolition and site work. o Developed a series of spreadsheets for calculating LEED compliance and assisted writing an indoor air quality management plan. SKILLS: Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Revit Architecture 2011, Adobe Creative Suite CS 5.5, 3ds Max 2012, Ecotect Analysis 2011, Sketchup 8, E-Quest 3 Abilities: Site Analysis, Energy Modeling, Computer Rendering, Architectural Drafting, Concept and Design Development, Blueprint and Construction Document Reading, 3-D Modeling, Daylight Analysis
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  19. 19. Urban Redevelopment, Group Project Graduate Sustainable Studio 2011 Philadelphia University Gastronomy Gateway East Falls Philadelphia, PA38 39
  20. 20. Site Analysis Site Development This series of graphics displays the of relationship between The building shape is oriented to maximize solar the site and its interaction with the community and natural exposure as well as provide views towards the features. Most notably, the prevailing winds follow the East Falls Bridge. A courtyard patio space provides Schulkyll River by blowing to the southeast 8 months of the outdoor seating during the summer months, as well year blowing to the Southeast, providing a great opportunity as allowing a space for the market to overflow into. to naturally ventilate the interior spaces of the building. The site also has terrific solar exposure year round, as the Trees at the southwest corner of the site block surrounding buildings are only one or two levels. low, evening sun during the summer. The southern edge of the site is a stormwater retention basin Kelly Drive, to the south of the site is a major commuting which retains stormwater and channels it back to hub into Center City Philadelphia which sees over 20,000 cars the building to partially satisfy water needs by the daily. Also along Kelly Drive is a walking path, a small piece of vertical garden. the larger Fairmount Park. This path continues on for the six miles into the city and sees a fair amount of foot traffic at this Heating and cooling needs are provided by 50 junction of the path. geothermal wells along the perimeter of the site. East Falls is a neighborhood currently renventing itself as a lively district on the outskirts of Philadelphia. There has been Natural Processes substantial development in the past few years, however this site has remained an eyesore to those passing by. The Falls Bridge to the south is a nearly 100 year old historical landmark which connects East Falls with Wynnefield Heights, an important commercial district. Traffic Patterns Site Views Entry Points Series of Conceptual Diagrams Final Site Plan40 41
  21. 21. Developing the Program First Level Passive Strategies 1. Operable windows provide natural ventilation Vision Marketplace 2. Light shelf directs light deeper into the space Eat, shop, learn and play at the diverse culinary Grocery Store 3. Photovoltaic panels collaborative of East Falls. Enjoy the unique 4. Cross ventilation cools the marketplace gathering destination which celebrates local food, 5. High albedo roof reflects solar radiation community, and sustainable practices. 6. Negative air pressure flow 7. Suspended mesh ceiling evenly distributes light Mission Statement 8. Window overhangs control summer sun To provide the community with access to local, Rendering of the Microbrewery responsibly sourced healthy food products and 6 experiences. Second Level Guiding Principles 1 3 5 8 • Food center that supports local agriculture Classroom and urban farming through on-site vertical Patio 2 gardening and culinary classes Restaurant • Farm-to-table restaurant that specializes in Microbrew regional produce • Grocery store to satisfy the community’s demand • Micro brewery to create a popular destination for East Falls and surrounding communities Third Level 7 • Promote transparent sustainable practices • Frame views of the East Falls bridge and Vertical Garden Schuylkill River (Levels 3-5) • Achieve LEED Platinum certification Event Space 442 Marketplace Section 43
  22. 22. Active Strategies Rainwater Retention 1. Rooftop rainwater retention system 1. Mechanical room for grocery, event space, 2. Transparent cistern channels water from the roof microbrewery and classroom in through the market. 2. DuctSox™ duct system 3. Garage level cistern capable of holding enough 3. Radiant Floor Heating water during a 6” storm (200,000 gallons) 4. Mechanical room for main lobby and vertical 4. Extensive green roof greenhouse 5. Air tower heating and cooling system 6. Transparent cistern Rendering of North Elevation Rendering of Marketplace 7. Geothermal pump room 8. Mechanical room for restaurant and market space 9. Geothermal wells 1 4 1 2 5 6 8 2 9 3 7 4 344 Building Section Marketplace Section 45
  23. 23. Daylight Analysis A series of shading strategies were neccessary in Deskop Radiance was used in conjunction with order to provide optimal, comfortable day lighting Ecotect Analysis to create a 3D rendering showing within the main interior space. Ecotect Analysis how the daylighting effects the interior space. Using was used to determine the daylighting levels of the software, I was able to apply contour lines to the marketplace. Typically, a public space like this describe the change in the lighting conditions. demands lighting levels in the 40-70 foot-candles range, shown in red. The baseline analysis showed The two images to the right, taken from the same levels far beyond this, actually surpassing levels 400 camera show the difference in lighting before and foot-candles, shown in yellow. after implementing the shading strategies described 3D Rendering Before Shading Strategies Daylight Analysis Before Shading Strategies on the previous page. The upper image showing no shading strategies shows the harsh lighting levels Series of design changes to the market concentrated at the middle of the space. The image 2 below with the shading strategies shows the lighting 1 3 levels being evenly dispersed throughout the space. The image below was taken from the Revit model. By cutting away the walls on different planes, it reveals the interaction between lower level market Shading Strategy 1: Additional first and upper level restaurant, as well as shows the 2 1 level overhang and spandrel glass design changes in a more detailed 3D image. 3D Rendering After Shading Strategies 3 Modeled Using Ecotect Analysis 2012 2 Shading Strategy 2: Increased Rendered Using Desktop Radiance footprint of the second level 3 Shading Strategy 3: Series of overhangs, lightshelves, and 1 suspended mesh ceiling Daylight Analysis After Shading Strategies 3D Section of the Marketplace46 47
  24. 24. Contact Information Ryan Dillon 603-264-7362 rdillon6@gmail.com View From Kelly Drive Modeled Using Revit Architecture 201248 49

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