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LAUREN E. BOCHENKO
2258 Ninth Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 760.505.1011 firstname.lastname@example.org http://about.me/LaurenBochenko
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TEMPE, AZ Bachelor of Science in Design: Architecture May 2011 Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts: Architectural Studies GPA: 3.28 Dean's List Recognition - Fall 2007, Design Excellence Award - Fall 2009 Relevant Coursework: Architecture Design Studio, Landscape Arch. Design Studio, Computer Modeling, Digital Fabrication, Construction, Structures, Sustainability, Systems, Urban Planning, Architecture History
ENCINITAS, CA G2 SOFTWARE: GEORGIA GRIFFITHS September 2011- Present Personal Assistant Personal services as requested SAN DIEGO, CA ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT INDIVIDUAL May - June 2012 Architectural Rendering Modeled and rendered high rise proposal for entrepreneur seeking commission in downtown San Diego ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TEMPE, AZ Architecture Design Studio Projects August 2007 - May 2011 Digitally fabricated and assisted team in full scale construction of Camera Obscura structures featured at Scottsdale Art Festival. Developed 3D model of trapezoidal geometry. Completed process of material selection, feasibility, and construction. Developed urban design and community focused library and park for Sunnyslope. Created angular forms inspired by Daniel Libeskind to create interactive sloped roof planes for informal user defined functions. Performed material and form study of 16 inch cubes from conceptual stage to built development. The cube's regulated transitional geometry were used as inspiration for the proposed Contemporary Art Center Designed low income efficiency housing. Devised prefabricated modules for mix-and-match options to serve a variety of family needs. Constructed scaled 2x4 framing model to illustrate module and flat-pack assembly. Received Design Excellence Award Fall 2009. Created a reflective environment shaped by natural elements to form the Valley Memorial Historical Park. Sacred geometry was used to generate built form through the park such as a spiraling reflection space. Conceived Agricultural Center to reunite Native American canals and local farming history. Incorporated materials and site experience to encourage sustainable building and living. CRISI MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. SAN DIEGO, CA Contract Drafting Jan. - Feb. 2009, June - August 2009 Modeled and rendered medical device concepts for a start-up medical device company. Generated detail drawings and concepts and revised 3D models based on client feedback. MICHAELS ARTS AND CRAFTS STORE ENCINITAS, CA Custom Framing Design Consultant/Framing Assembly/ Cashier May - August 2008 Certified Custom Framer - advised customers on framing. Processed orders and completed construction.
3D Design and Rendering: Revit Architecture (5 yrs), Rhino (2 yrs), AutoCAD (6 yrs) Page Layout and Image Development: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator Basics: MS Office, MAC & PC
PRACTICAL DESIGN SKILLS
Digital fabrication: 3D modeling, cut profiles, kit of parts, physical assembly Hands on construction experience: pouring concrete, wooden fastening, power tools. Artistic sketching, hand drafting, rendering, presentation materials, physical modeling making
LEADERSHIP & EXTRACURRICULARS
Jan. - May 2012 Los Angelitos de Encinitas (Non profit serving underprivileged children): Volunteer Coached preteen girls indoor soccer team Provided academic assistance, recreational and social skills development for after school care program August 2007 - May 2010 Arizona State Athena Design Community: Paraprofessional Served as paraprofessional for 2 years: Planned events, served as student resource, advised students on design studies, and helped students adjust to college life. 1997 - 2007 Competitive Club Soccer Played on various local teams for 10 years and played on high school team for 3 years.
C O N T E N T S
DOWN TO EARTH Agricultural Learning Center THE VALLEY MEMORIAL Historical Park PARKVIEW PLACE Modular Housing CUBES Material & Form Progression REGULATED CHAOS Contemporary Art Center THE SUNNY SLOPES Library & Park CAMERA OBSCURA Exhibit & Fabrication 3
ABOUT ME I was born and raised in San Diego CA where I grew up loving the outdoors and playing soccer. In high school my passion for art and math led me to pursue a degree in architecture. I attended Arizona State University and developed a great appreciation for computer modeling and fabrication. I am interested in utilizing my computer modeling skills to customize and fabricate built elements by applying complex repetitive geometry through parametric models to elements of varying scales in architecture, sculpture, or furniture.
DOWN TO EARTH
AGRICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER
The site is a garden learning center meant to bring the community together and show the process of natural growth. This site reunites people with the earth as they experience and learn about gardening while reconnecting with the history of the area. The materials and experience of the site are designed to encourage sustainable building and living. The learning center’s rammed earth walls unify the structure with the ground.
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TH E V A L L E Y ME MOR IA L
The Valley Memorial Park connects a historical Phoenix cemetery with the natural landscapes. This park is a portion of a larger inactive cemetery that memorializes the Phoenix founders and soldiers of wars of the nineteenth century. Shapes and forms of the park mimic those seen by the early pioneers and what we experience today. The unifying concept of this project is harmony and balanced movement expressed through the geometry of natural elements such as the Fibonacci sequence. The spiraling shell shape of the reflection space connects to the curved walkway and spiraling fountain at the entrance to the historical center. Repetition of these patterns mimics the spontaneous flow of natural elements.
REFLECTION SPACE: FIBONACCI SPIRAL Sacred geometry seen in spiraling elements in nature was defined as a mathematical sequence
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PA R KV I E W PL A C E
A two story modular home consists of four modules and a flat pack connecting section that forms a carport with a second level balcony space. These versatile building units are designed for efficient, affordable public housing. They can be prefabricated, delivered, and then positioned to form the living spaces. The mix-and-match modules allow for variation in interior building programs serving a diversity of needs. An efficient floor plan design allows for yard space on all sides. Large window openings with pivoting trex panels open the facade to create active air flow and cross circulation (blue arrows). These large windows open to porch spaces creating opportunities for the residents to engage with the local community and the neighboring park space. Trex, a form of recycled plastic lumber, is a sustainable alternative for the exterior siding creating a well-defined facade.
PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE A consistent relationship of public versus private space is maintained throughout the variants. Public space on the first floor of the main house continues up the stairs to the second story balcony space. Bedrooms are located on the second story to allow more privacy from the street. The efficiency unit on the first floor is separated from the main house by a carport for easy access and provides a slight barrier of interaction.
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MODULES Alternative layouts of the various modules allow for numerous options to fit the desired floor plan for a variety of family needs.
TREX SHADE PANELS & OPENING First a door opens independently of the rest of the system. Horizontally slated trex shade screens rotate like a hinge opening 90 degrees. Glass panels slide along the opening and pivot off one edge to open the facade completely.
P A R K V I EW PL ACE
DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD Arizona State University SALA, Fall 2009
CONSTRUCTION Four prefabricated modules constructed entirely of wood framing (floor, wall, ceiling/ roof) stack in twos on top of a site poured stem wall. Two flat pack sections spanning the sets of modules are constructed on site and provide full framing so insulation and subflooring can form a room instead of a balcony. Mechanical and electrical are run above the first floor ceiling framing and below the second story module s floor framing, allowing duct work to go up or down. The plumbing lines up when stacked allowing for efficient running of ventilation and sewage. Trex exterior siding is added on site after modules are in place.
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C U BE S
MATERIAL AND FORM PROGRESSION
The standard medium of a cube provides the foundation for conceptual development. First, a cube is expressed as a series of lines with 2x4s modified only by length. Second, the cube is expressed as void forms by cutting plywood and as mass forms in concrete fill when the material is slightly modified in incremental steps.
THE SPINNER (left): 2x4s pivot around a center point at equal intervals with the two diagonal end members reaching opposing corners. It looks nothing like a cube but has an interesting transitional geometry through the middle. It forms a cube by touching all 6 faces & 4 of 8 corners. THE SPIRAL (top): 2x4s rotate around an end point each offset minimally to create a tiered effect. This abstract cube nearly fills a 16" x 16" space when viewed from the top. The gradual transitions in space of the spiral form create a unique experience when viewed at any angle. THE CURVES (middle): Two sets of boomerang shaped pieces interlock to form a transitioning section. The repetition of lines and incremental change creates two curves. The spacing between the plywood cuts produces shadows that are compelling to the eye. THE X (bottom): Through incremental change this cube makes a tiered X. Subtle offsets of lines give shape to this complex cube forming mass where there was previously void space. Two symmetrical stacked concrete pieces can be flipped to create alternate forms.
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R E G U L AT ED C H A OS
CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
The Contemporary Art Center embraces the urban fabric of Phoenix, creating an outlet for artistic youth. Inspired by the neighboring coffee shop and market, this arts center forms an eclectic environment for artistic expression. The ribbed structure creates movement through three masses connecting public and private spaces. The ribs reach out from a regulated building mass into a disorganized landscape symbolic of the unruliness of art and the unity of artists. The movement of the regulated transitional geometry of the cube study inspires a rather complex geometry to the arts center in section. The small transitions over a span define interest on the exterior and an interactive explorative space on the interior. Sectional transitional geometry offers the opportunity for manipulation of light and shadows to help define public and private spaces. The repetition of the structure would draw people in from the street and encourage movement through space.
FORM The three masses represented in pink, blue and green express the three forms of buildings on the site. The gray ribs are the structure in each space, the orange to yellow back to orange transition represents the density of the ribs reflecting the private and public spaces. The less dense ribs invite visitors to enter then proceed to more densely ribbed areas that create a more concealed space. LAUREN BOCHENKO 2012 14
T H E S U N N Y S LOP E S
LIBRARY AND PARK
A flexible urban park and library is inspired by the neighboring context of the Sunnyslope community. An L-shaped floor plan opens view ports to the community and forms circulation corridors through the building. Interactive sloped roof planes create an accessible elevated park forming niches for gathering. An informal environment of public space is created in the library and outside on the elevated park through the creation of multi-purpose spaces. The sloped planes allow the user to inhabit the space in a variety of ways, tossing a frisbee or reclining while reading. The Sunny Slopes connects the canal, bike path, high school and residents to a unifying community space. The initial building form was prompted by the canal. The prismatic qualities of light in water produce polygonal planes that developed into the roof planes. This bending geometry composed of flat planes intersecting at different angles was inspired by architect Daniel Libeskind’s work.
SUNNYSLOPE HIGH CENTRAL AVE. CHILDRENS COMPUTERS DROP OFF
TEENS MAIN DESK
CAF ENTRANCE RECEIVING
Desert plants allow for minimal water usage. Canal water is used to irrigate plants, trees and grass across the site.
Corten steel siding is a low budget and low maintenance material that ages naturally, fitting into the Phoenix desert.
Permeable paving helps renew the water table and cools the ground, preventing the urban heat island effect.
Large shaded glazed openings allow for abundance natural light with little direct heat gain reducing energy costs.
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EXHIBIT AND FABRICATION
In Latin, Camera Obscura means “darkened room.” It is an optical device used to project an image of its surroundings onto a surface inside a dark room. Originally used in drawing, the Camera Obscura contributed to the invention of the camera and development of photography. Today they are featured as full size exhibits built for public use and entertainment. Two structures were built to be visually reminiscent of small village dwellings. The different sizes offer two distinct experiences — a large structure for adults and a small one for children. The two Camera Obscuras were displayed at the Scottsdale Arts Festival (March 11-13, 2011). Our studio worked with Scottsdale Public Art to create an interactive experience. It was ironic that guests concealed inside the structures observed the busy outside activity and the people passing by were unaware of being watched. The Camera Obscuras provided a life size experience to understand how a camera functions. The exhibit was popular with all ages; there was continuous participation throughout the weekend.
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.025" Gauge Aluminum Siding 1/2" MDF Board Convex Lens - 1400.2 mm Focal Length Metal "L" Bracket 3/4" Oak Faced Plywood Goo-screen Projector Screen Applicant Projector Table Flat Metal Fasteners 2" Flat Metal 3/4" Birch Faced Plywood 2"x6" Doug Fir 1/8" Mirror 1/8" MDF Mirror Fasteners Screws 1/4" Bender Board 1" Steel Pipe
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CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Details such as the table, door frame, and top box were designed to insert into the larger built structure on site. An adjustable height table helps focus the projected image. A 3 piece door frame with biscuit joints creates a snug fit. The lens mirror assemblies were built for easy adjustment.
HOW IT WORKS The Camera Obscura contains a box at the top of the building that houses a mirror and a lens with one open side to allow light in. Light from outside enters the open side of the box, reflects off of the mirror down through the lens onto a table or other surface allowing outside scenes to be reproduced. The building is light-tight with the exception of the projected image.
DETAIL IMPROVEMENTS A second take on the top box was explored after the arts festival. The box housing, mirror and lens were redeveloped to rotate with gears to swivel like a periscope giving the opportunity for the user to choose their view.
C A ME RA OBSCURA
The initial concept of a village of Camera Obscura structures drove this project to be modeled parametrically. With the algorithm, any size or proportion structure can be generated. The model allows for more effective Obscura fabrication by providing detailed cut and bend schedules.
ALGORITHM The algorithm made in Grasshopper above represents all the adjustable components to generate a digital model of custom Camera Obscura. A & B are two examples of such components.
PARAMETERS A. HEIGHT & DIAMETER: Each plane for the structures floor plan and top lens box is controlled by a number slider for easy adjusting in size. B. PIPE SPACING: A number slider adjusts the amount of horizontal members that correlates with various heights.
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