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Keith Hartwig

Keith Hartwig

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

The foundation for any thoughtful project is a thoroughly analyzed and researched database. Each project has an intrinsic set of values and goals that through my research and design I attempt to attain and integrate into my work.

 

My proficiencies include research, pre-design conceptualization, digital and hand drafting, digital and manual fabrication, animation, rendering, photography, and post-processing. I believe in a hybrid form of representation that integrates all of my skills, production methods and theoretical positions.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Boxwood Architects LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Dec 2011 - current
 

Bradley Pitts, New York, NY, US, Studio Assistant

Assisting in design and production of studio work.
Emphasis on Aerospace/Outer Space design and conceptualization.

Prototyping, Grasshopper Scripting, Graphic Design, Research and Conceptualization

Jul 2011 - current
 

Gary's Landscape and Design LLC, Design Intern

Layout and Design
Drafting of Site Conditions and Design Propositions
Office Organization

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011
 

Campbell Thomas & Company, Contractor

surveyed and recorded conditions of sidewalks and pedestrian routes throughout NE Philadelphia. The data was stored into GIS documents and used for a city wide pedestrian pathway restoration project.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

RDL Model Design Company, Contractor - Model Fabricator

model fabrication of a residential building in Washington D.C.
use of AutoCad to generate floor plans and construction documents for the model fabrication process.

Materials: Museum Board, Basswood, Plastics and Detailing Paints

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Temple University, BArch, Architecture

The mission of the Department of Architecture is to educate design professionals relevant to the metropolis of tomorrow by constructing an environment where general, architectural and urban issues are investigated in depth. While acquiring the fundamental skills and knowledge base of the discipline, students are taught to think critically about architecture and the built environment, as a situated environmental and social practice, and to engage in debates about the opportunities and dilemmas presented to it by transformations in society, culture, technology, climate and materials.

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, one of America’s great cities. Built environment design practice in the city in recent years is transformed by forces of global restructuring in ways comparable with that of other mid-sized post industrial cities around the world. Our pedagogy and research are framed by this urban and professional condition. The city is used as a primary laboratory for deep critical engagement, architectural investigation, operative transformation and application to global opportunities.

Within the Tyler School of Art, under the umbrella of architecture we have degree programs in Architecture, Facility Management, and Architectural Preservation. Central to work in the department is the recognition of architecture as a material practice, in which acts of design and acts of making extend into one another. These include drawing, model building, fabrication and building. This locates the department’s laboratories – studios, woodshop, digital and fabrication labs and a materials library, as well as design-build as a pedagogical method, at the heart of its ethos and pedagogy. In addition, the department promotes research into architecture’s material and technical properties. These include conventional materials and technologies as well as emerging materials and new computational and fabrication techniques.

Fundamental to engaging in design of the built environment is speculative practice that operates on the real to know and transform it. Design is the core to all of our programs. All undergraduate students enter into the foundation level where basic design and representational skills are taught. Undergraduate students enter into degree programs in the junior year and concentrate on areas of expertise. For Architectural Design, students continue to address design as a core area, engaging in comprehensive and urban studios, provides a critical environment for architectural speculation. Students in the architectural design track are prepared to continue into an M Arch professional degree program. For Facility Management, student learning is centered on integrated practice for this undergraduate professional program. For Architectural Preservation, student learning is centered on analysis of the environment, addressing the historical condition of the built environment first-hand with parallel academic investigation. Each degree track in the Architecture Department is inquiry based, with opportunities for design and research supported by the study of theoretical, historical, technical and professional phenomena relevant to contemporary architectural and urban practice.

Finally, the department operates from the position that built environment professions are by nature based in collaborative practice. Collaborations with other centers of excellence for teaching and research in the university are encouraged. Pedagogy and research are connected to real conditions through partnerships or collaborations with other urban agents eg. planners, developers, political activists, researchers, fabricators, artists and other professionals. In this way, architectural education ensures its relevance to the transforming world of practice. Applied research and consultancy are encouraged.

Oct 2005 - May 2011
 

Awards 

ARCC/KING Medal, 1st Place

Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), this award is given to one student per ARCC member college, school, institute, or unit. Selection of recipients is at the discretion of the individual member institutions, but is based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research. The award may be made at either the graduate or the undergraduate level.

2011
 

DaVinci Prize Thesis Prize, 1st Place

Awarded to the student whose thesis project shows innovative and inventive use of technology as an integral part of the project’s theoretical and aesthetic expression.

2011
 

Diener Brick Award, 1st Place

To be awarded at the discretion of the faculty to the thesis students with the design and presentation best exemplifying the objectives of the thesis program at Temple University.

2011
 

Stewardson Memorial Fellowship Finalist, Nomination

Competition open to all accredited Architecture programs in the state of Pennsylvania. I placed within the 8 finalists whose projects were featured in a rotating exhibit between the participating universities.

The John Stewardson Memorial Competition in Architecture was founded after the tragic death of John Stewardson, a prolific designer and partner in the well-known Philadelphia firm of Cope & Stewardson. Following his funeral a collection was taken up by his fellow architects which became a fund for a traveling fellowship for a young architect to study architecture abroad.

Following tradition, the competition materials are kept sealed until 10 days prior to the submission deadline when they are opened and each entrant works in a solo charette to complete the design and submit it back to the jury.

2011
 

Philadelphia Design Building Competition, 2nd Place

Open competition to feature work within the Philadelphia Design Building gallery. A partner and myself's work for the Shift Boston Lunar Base Design Competition was featured in the gallery during an exhibition in the spring of 2011.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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