This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
743 Sowards Place State College, PA 16803 Cellular: 814 880 7816
The Pennsylvania State University Class of 2009 5 year BArch
EcoAction - campus environmental advocacy gr position; webmaster - involved in the organization events, meetings, campaigns, etc. - in charge of visual materi a l - headed the "Get Mugged" campaign the promotion of re-usable mug use at cafes in down State College, and on the University Park Ca
Sedi di Roma - mandatory semester aroad with the architectur program in Rome, Italy. Travelled throughout Italy as well s Budapest, Barcelona, Paris, Istanbul, ann throughout Greec
I nguages spoken: spanish (good) italian (basic)
Penn Stat.e De[2_artment 0.f-AFch1~tectLJ,e : "Floyd"
- Penn Eitate
- organizing and cataloging reclaimed building materials f bui ldi ngs torn down on the penn st-ate campus wi th intent reuse. Directed by professor James Kalsbeek.
of Music - Department of Musical Theatre
- designed ad for "Bel Canto/Can se t t.o' musical theatre vocal workshop published nationally in the most prominent magazine in the field
State Summer Study
architecture instructor - taught an architecture class f~or high school students
- Penn C't t summer 2007/2008
. f-a e Architecture
L- Summer Camp
camp counselor - chaperoning and living with high scmool students in the dormitories and field trips, guiding them through a project in a studio setting and giving variOus presentations
- Arocena Design 200712008 summer
AutoCAD drafting, construction documents, lighting design, other small design projects
rtment of General Services - arch. design dept. oGQ intern AutoCAD drafting, design
small projects, product research
- Weekend Projects Inc. - student-run business in landscaping,
summer 2005 painting, and other house-care services
responsibilities: promotional, physical labor, project management, customer relations
- advanced experience with: AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Sketchup. Form-X, iMovie
-experience with: Adobe Illustrator, Adoble Fl-as h, Logic (sound recording and production)
-Boy Scouts of America Troop 83, State College, PA
- Eagle Scout -
street painter in one of the biggest arts festivals in the
- self-released albums with indie-rock group "north" in 2004, 2006 - played bass on recordings, created album artwork and design
- played numerous shows in State College, through the Roustabout collective, and in Philadelphia
- continued invOlvement in the local music scene
Festival of the Arts -
. .. through ...
an economically and historicall
architecture and 1 ~ entrenched Cultural h
p annlng in suburban egemony
and sma II t
Own america ...
... indirectly encouraging environmentally unsound developments
,_ ---------.~.~.~h~o~m-o-~e __ neity, leading
place 1 e s S (desp t t e 'vernacular)
disillusionment, stasis, and sterile boredom
.. , :. I ...
. . ,
• .. + ........
. . . , ,
.. , : '" .. ". .II ....
. .... ... - - .
. ~ ... .
... : ..... '" . . .
'" III • 110 I.
.. , ... "
. . .
:,' ... s t e r e o t yp t t t c at t qn, ','.
Am e r' oj can Dr e a m - '''',
Americans in general
(assuming there is a norm)
of community, existing, organically developed communities (beware of greenwash)
... commoditization which can kill
. . ,
there is no
"man b h t d
. e In the curtain."
the presence 0f a staid culture in
t t s e l.f can be
---tne h orno g e ro~ .·i~;·~ ~
@Tc heterogeneity [individual~
the cultural object that is the american hQuse, and its constituent parts, are abstracted and deconstructed through play with iconography, visual identification, materiality. and the blurring of ~hysical and visual boundaries. ideas of vernacular are challenged. • . a dynami c tens i on between objectification/de-OBJECTification, and the retention of the subjectivity of the thing/object is _ created, recogni zi ng i nd i vi dual I .... ~--' stories, and creatiAg a connective
community resource that encourages free thought, expression, and
.}..~-~.,.....,..aL the project is an artists' co-op functioning as an arts
c e n te r / 8C ho 01 w he r ere s td e n tar tis t s t e ac h c 1 as se san d communi ty members can rent out space. the pr-oject is ~onstructed by taking a line of five 1930s~era houses and building around and on them using r~claimed
materials and shared materials from the site.
PrQfessor Malcolm wooten
Philadelphia At~enaeum 3rd year project. Sp_07
the prOject is an expansion of an ~xisting library. the main
are a vertically and horizontally weaving pathway m 0 v i n g t h r 0 ugh the ,;-,-----r- .......... +r---"-"..J--.r-r-i structural stacks,
1 i g h t s h aft s ~____....=t::':~=====1
providing light ~ --"----~==~~--
and marking I ~
specific stops on
the path, and the
reading room, ,
wh t ch s h ares a language with the light shafts, I makes a careful/ gesture over ani exi st i ng __
I and looks out onto Washington Square.
n n n
aClt19 r o III
. ....., I
the po i nts of incision and connection we re the mos t important. these det.a i1 s are part of the bookstore. the bookshelf wa s des; gned aft e r study; ng the work of carlo sc a r p a .
this project was my fi rst succe s tu l attempt at des i gni ng in adapt i ve reuse and in spi r e d me to thi nk more about the geology of arch; tecture.
1st year visual communications fan 04
professor jason boris
4th year Spring_DB