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2. t a b l e . o fc o n t e n t s1 P.C.M.A. Spa: Hoboken, NJ2 ReBuild.ReVive: Philadelphia3 Rome, Italy: Analytique4 Recent Competition Entries5 Frasier Centre: State College6 Case Study: Palazzo Linotte7 Music & Concert Hall: PSU8 Study Abroad: Sketches 3. 8 4. 1 p c m a : s p ahoboken,nj__The Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Assoc.sponsored this design competition for a spa inHoboken, New Jersey.__The spa, located on the banks of the HudsonRiver, was designed as a gesture to New YorkCity across the river.__The experiential serenity of water providedthe framework for the buildings concept: theinitial feel of water on feet, the progression towaste deep depths, and finally full submersionand release.__The transitional building sequence follows thispath until finally reaching the main pool.__This project was a finalist in the competitionand received First Honorable Mention credits.sp_07 5. _a spa for hobokenW S 10 6. ty ionsk ci ardyorenstownewextE11N 7. _cooling level plan _refresh level plan _immerse level plan 12 8. coolingrefreshimmerse 13 hallway circulation 9. 2 rebuild:revivephiladelphia__This two part project consisted of a teamcompetition entry into the Ed Bacon FoundationReBuild ReVive project in the city of Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.__The team urban design focused on communityconcentrated growth spawned by catalyticarchitectural implementations.__The organic growth between blocks, vacantlots, and roadways provided a framework forgrowth for the community to take part of theentire process.__The individual design project focused on oneof the 4 catalytic architectural implementations:A new regional rail train station__This station provides infrastructureconnections while becoming an axis point in theneighborhood for continued growthfa_08 10. group work: jeff harner, matt hoffman, adam longenbach 16 11. 33321 urban master plan concept17 12. ground floor plan_9th & girard ave. train platform plan_9th & girard ave. 18 13. community space view to city longitudinal section19 14. model study20 15. aerial perspective view north21 16. 3 rome:analytique__Architecture is amplified and embodied incities. Since most architecture is set in cities,and since the city is itself an architecture, itbecomes necessary for us to evaluate therelationships that affect the making of buildingsfor cities and the organization of buildings into ameaningful whole.__The analytique drawing assignment vvas anin-depth personal evaluation of four monthsimmersed in the city of Rome in the form ofa drawing that explores our own personalconnection to the city and its architecture. [original: 4 9x12]sp_09 17. 24 18. 25 19. 4 d e s i g ncompetitions__This competition presented the designchallenge of an architectural monument in thecity of Norristown, Pennsylvania. A museum ofindustry and industrial art was to be conceivedfrom the skeleton of the former NorristownCounty Penitentiary.__The prison architecture is juxtaposed with acontemporary addition that breaks the barrierof the prisons walls by the inner forces broughtabout from confinement.__Art work is the production of works throughthe creative human spirit. This breaks downthe conveyor belt mentality of industry andreformative ideals of prison.__Resulting architecture weaves in the midst ofthe old while creating a new vocabularysp_10 20. the john stewardson memorial fellowship in architecture 2010[original 2 20x30]28 21. 29 22. corbelletti design_charette __the corbelletti design charette is the department of architectures annual competition in honor of former professor raniero corbelletti. __known for his incredible rendering capabilities, corbellettis legacy inspired the competition to require all submissions to be hand-drawn. __the program was established to try and unify the arts campus on penn states campus either through architecture or installations. my interactive concept for unification earned a place in the final round and an honorable mention distinction. [original 24x36]fa_0830 23. 31 24. 5 frasier.centrestatecollege,pa__This mixed-use facility designed for thedowntown of State College, Pennsylvaniacomprises a program of condominiums,cinemas, retail shops, as well as long termparking.__The structured, regimented style of livingquarters becomes the framework from whichthe retail and cinemas break away, thus creatinga void between the two.__Their resulting architectures produce adichotomy of concrete and glass seeminglybeing pulled apart at the center. The programdictates its placement in each portion of thebuilding.__A curtain walls reveal life and commotionwhile the condos are isolated and privatized.fa_07 25. 34 26. residence retail & cinemavertical circulation the break35 27. section modelresidencethe breakcinemacinemaretailparking 36 28. 37 29. 6 a d v a n c e dhand.drawing__An elective hand drafting class was offeredthat taught the essential tools necessaryto understand the geometries of space andtranslating them into drawings.__I took part in this intensive course in orderto further my skills of hand drawing while alsotaking the first steps into complex architecturalanalysis; whether it be buildings around meevery day or case study buildings.__This case study building, the Palazzo Linotte,was my semester long assignment to documentin plan, section, and elevation.__The three drawings comprised a drawing setthat measured 30 wide by 24 high.sp_08 30. PALAZZO LINOTTErendered elevation40 31. ground floor planbuilding section41 32. 7 music.school&.concert.hall__With a series of precedent studies of theworlds most famous concert halls, our designproject took on the task of a new school ofmusic and performing arts center for PennStates campus.__Located at a northern access point tocampus, the new music building follows manypaths of existing circulation while manipulatingthe pedestrian path through the building, muchlike a composer who manipulates his audience.__The main focus of the design was a multi-story concert hall specifically for professionalperformances.__Acoustical considerations were introducedthroughout the projects duration. sp_08 33. section A-AMusical Analysis Model:Vivaldi :: Spring_With an assigned piece of classical music, anin depth analysis of the piece was done in orderto understand the movement, metaphor, andarchitectonic experiences of a musical ensemble._Vivaldis Four Seasons are an emotional journeythrough the annual transitions both nature andpeople experience with the changing of the weather._Spring is a fruitful excursion into the livelyresurgence of life after a cold, dark winter._This interpretive model utilizes an array of materialsto symbolize the image of life breaking throughthe barriers of winter, much like the crocusesprotruding the snow and soil at winters end._The metal grate is punctured organically bypainted wooden rods. Winters harsh climateis seen in the jagged edges of the metal yetis found to be vulnerable to the changingseasons as the protruding organisms beginto intertwine symbolizing the rebirth of spring. 44 34. model 1model 2 model 3model 4 B AA Bground floor plan second floor planthird floor plan45 35. east elevation_courtyardconcert hall sectioncourtyard view to concert hallwest elevation_allen street 46 36. section B-B47 37. __during the spring semester of 2009, I spentfour months studying architecture and historyin rome, italy.__the art of sketching enables one to capture amoment, a feeling, and an emotion on paper; thisis something simple notes cannot accomplishalone.__my travels took me throughout thearchitectural wonders of italy from rome, toflorence, to venice.__these sketches are a representation of thefour months abroad and the architecture andsites I absorbed, analyzed, and embraced. sp_09 38. pazzi chapel, quick spatial studypencil piazza di santa maria novella_florence, italypencil50 39. st. peters basilica_rome, italy: cupola detail pencil51 40. the pantheon_rome, italy: door studypencilthe pantheon_rome, italy: capital detailink 52 41. ponte vecchio_florence, italy ink53 42. brunelleschis dome_florence, italy: view from hotel roofcharcoal crayon54 43. piazza san marco_venice, italy: analytique of piazza and churchpencil & charcoal55 44. temple of athena_paestum, italypenciltemple of hera II_paestum, italycharcoal crayon 56 45. san lorenzo_florence, italy: plan, section elevation analytiquepencil57 46. __Architectures embodiment of ideas is aprocess that begins with the first stroke of apen on paper or the first cut of a paper model.__It is my preference to immerse myself in anexperiential methodology of design in order tofully grasp that in which I am thinking, designing,creating, or building.__Complete comprehension cannot be reacheduntil all facets of a design have been explored.__My personal satisfaction with a design isachieved once it encompasses the depth andcomplexity that can only be ascertained througha polemic between ideas thus creating thestrongest result.