Noel Ocasio Corp.

Noel Ocasio Corp.

San Juan, PR, US


Student Center_ San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Student Center for the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico was designed by the German architect Henry Klumb in 1959. Throughout the years, the original structure of the building as well as the programatic spaces have been altered by subsequent designers and most of its original architectural components have been lost. This vital project's mission is to restore Klumb's ideas and eliminate all excess additions which have come to limit the Center's function. My role in this project was to create all main construction drawings of Henry Klumb's original structure by analyzing the building and developing an  as built set  of documentation and drawings. This process included re-programming, constant site visits, demolition plans, reflective ceiling drawings, door systems, main structure and specifications of detailed components such as
fence systems, stairs, rails, and interior elevations.

Responsibilities: preparing as-built drawings (original structure by Henry Klumb); conducting field studies of the existing building systems and components; researching for material specifications; assisting with programming, site and environmental analysis, schematic design, building cost analysis, code research, working drawings, construction documents, engineering systems coordination, and construction administration; preparing presentations.

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Status: Built
Location: Puerto Rico