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Megan Ring

Megan Ring

Oakland, CA, US

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Interior daylight study using a pocket heliodon on our 1/2
Interior daylight study using a pocket heliodon on our 1/2" study model
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Eschelmen Facade Redesign

The student union building on campus, Eschelmen was due for a retrofit, but my group had to design it for the Austin, Texas climate, and rotated 15 degrees. The Austin climate required our group of three to mitigate high heat and nearly year round humidity, as well as control the daylight for minimal power use while preventing glare. We built a 1/2" study model with interior surfaces as close as possible to the actual designed interior to study light in a diffused daylight simulator (mirror box) as well as Shade for Excel to calculate window sizes with balance point temperature.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Austin, TX, US
My Role: Co-Designer
Additional Credits: Ausin McNaughton, Julio Gutierrez

 
Bioclimactic chart for Austin, TX
Bioclimactic chart for Austin, TX
Building orientation and wind flow
Building orientation and wind flow
First floor plan
First floor plan
Second floor plan
Second floor plan
Daylight study results from photosensors in a 1/2
Daylight study results from photosensors in a 1/2" study model in a diffused daylight simulator
Exterior study from a SketchUp model for solar heat gain through the glazing surfaces
Exterior study from a SketchUp model for solar heat gain through the glazing surfaces
Our second board that includes the shade mask and radiation overlays (top left), exterior sun study (top center), NE interior photos (top right), and year-round interior heat gain studies of the first (bottom left) and second (bottom right) floors
Our second board that includes the shade mask and radiation overlays (top left), exterior sun study (top center), NE interior photos (top right), and year-round interior heat gain studies of the first (bottom left) and second (bottom right) floors

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