Dr. Toby Shawe founder of Skin Smart Dermatology, Wyndmoor, PA, US, Design Coordinator
• 6,000 SF Office Renovation: Surveyed building to create existing conditions floor plan for client. Afterwards worked 1:1 with clients about their needs and goals for the space. Lots of discussion around movement through the space, while maintaining two separate corridors for each doctor and leaving enough room for features like in-office store and communal lunch area. Finalized floor plan called for complete demo of existing interior and build out.
• Coordinated time table for renovations and dealt with contractors, permits, and on site issues that arose.
• Design iterations, floor plans, elevations, and electrical floor plan were done using AutoCad.
• 3d modeling via SketchUp and Photoshop were rendered for client during design process.
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architectural Studies, Design Track
Intro to Western Architecture, Approaches to the Built Environment, Architectural Seminar, Architecture & Computer Applications, Design Studio 1, Design Studio 2, Architecture Text & Theory, Perspective drawing.
Design Studio 1 focused on a specific neighborhood in Pittsburgh. The history of the neighborhood was researched and compiled. From that research two sites were chosen and two different business models to aid the area. Observations of site forces at work on each site were done and from this data contextual maps were made. "Contextual mapping is an architectural design strategy whereby aspects of the site, such as street configurations, thresholds, building setbacks, etc. are represented in the form of force lines. The patterns created by overlapping the various force lines generate contextual maps. The force lines that make up the contextual map are what ultimately dictate the form of the new building, i.e. the angle, location and position of walls, floors, ceilings, and windows on a given site." Folding was the primary design tool that dictated the three dimensional form created for the site.
Design Studio 2 was more of a network of projects that all linked together to form the final project. I really enjoyed this studio because I was already equipped with how to analyze the site and thus accomodate the specific programming for this project. The System-based design method was an interesting concept to work within and turned the project into a puzzle; using the site forces, programming, and set pieces in coordination with each other to produce a final 3d form.
Studio 2 Model selected for HAARCH exhibit, Honorable Mention
One of two students whose Final model from HAA 1917: Design Studio 2 was selected for presentation at: Art history undergraduate showcase: HAAARCH!
Cum Laude Award, Honorable Mention
• Recognized by Dean of Students for outstanding academic achievement (Fall Term (2008-2009) Fall & Spring Term (2010-2011) Fall & Spring term (2011-2012).
Jurors Favorite Award, Award
Canstruction hosts a design / build competition with cans that are then donated to the local food bank and my team won the Jurors favorite award.