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PATRANELLAS PORCH

Designer/Builder: Jason Minter


We wanted to build a porch with Patranellas Bakery
and Cafe for several reasons. Of course the project
benefits the bakery by improving curb appeal and
added seating, but we were more interested in the
porch as a public space. Porches have always been an
interstitial space between public and private realms.
A portion of ones private property that is offered
up to the public as a place for meeting, celebrating
community, and sharing iced tea. But as garages have
gained prominence in American neighborhoods,
porches have diminished. Today they are all but
extinct. With Patranellas porch we aim to rebuild a
piece of that American neighborhood by offering a
place for everyone to come, sit, and stay a while.
2013

Hog Wire
Recycled Wine Bottle
Preasure Treated 1x4
Soil
Size #8 cork
5/16 Drainage Hole

Patranellas Porch
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OOHLA BEAN BED AND BREAKFAST

HA Architecture
Lead Architect: Jamie Crawlie
Production Staff: Jason Minter, Sarah Bowers

Oohla Bean Bed and Breakfast rests on 85 acres, sited


between meandering Live Oak trees on a gentle knoll
in Driftwood, TX. Our approach to this project was
not thought of as multiple buildings on a site, but
as an exercise in place-making. When guests arrive,
a promenade of framed views and outdoor rooms
acquaint and orient them to the hill country retreat.
Stitching the environment in a sensitive manner,
the architecture leverages site features, passive solar
strategies and potable water derived from an extensive
visible rainwater catchment system. Notably, Oohla
Bean Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of the Texas Hill
Country, was conceived as a center for healing and
reconnecting with the natural environment. The place
evokes a timelessness.
The assemblage of structures incorporate stone, steel,
and wood in forms that are at once recognizable and
modern while referencing a regional vernacular. Oohla
Bean weaves 5 meticulously appointed suites and 1
master suite to a rough-hewn pool, outdoor hearths,
1100 sf professional kitchen, event space, wellness
amenities and the quite of a Texas Hill Country while
exhibiting sustainable feature.
Oohla Bean Bed & Breakfast
Driftwood, TX
2015

RED RIVER SLIVER

HA Architecture
Lead Architect: Jamie Crawlie
Production Staff: Jason Minter, Sarah Bowers
Red River Sliver became an inspiring basis for
decisive intervention of an existing four square
plan bungalow from the 1930s. Located in a narrow
corridor of Hyde Park, the home shares a property
with a detached carriage house and heritage trees. The
owners patrons of the arts, active in philanthropy,
work from home and desired a solution suitable
for entertaining. Sliver recongures original spaces
stitched together with a two story addition via a
sculptural staircase. The design preserves historic
features adds modern touches and provides systems
performance beyond current standards. The wall at the
stair and areas of the kitchen will feature original shiplap interior siding from the home, preserved during
deconstruction.
2503 sf of conditioned space
2016 (Scheduled Completion)

CONNIES AFFOGATO

Designer/Fabricator: Jason Minter


Connies Affogato is the ice cream truck for adults.
Our affogato consists of a shot of freshly brewed
espresso, poured over a scoop of locally produced ice
cream. The result is an irresistible summer treat that
transforms into a creamy shake as you eat it- satisfying
both your sweet tooth and caffeine fix. Our mission
is to introduce Americans to the affogato -a beautiful
marriage of two things we already love. An urban
company hart, our vision at CA is to see a city where
people spend a little less time inside homes, cars, and
venues, and spend a little more time contributing to
the citys vibrant street life.
2016

V CHAIR

Designer/Fabricator: Jason Minter


[V] Chair showcases the beauty that can be achieved
when limited to the most banal-pedestrian materials.
It was designed and built while I worked at an
architectural office in Mexico City and remains a
talisman to remind me that I once had working
knowledge of Spanish. Completing this piece required
negotiation of Mexico Citys street trade which
culminated in the trading a six pack of Noche Buena
for the services of a welder.
2011

Dehydrated food storage

Stove Top burner

Bed

Propane tank
Bedding and clothing storage

At 6x26x2 the E BOX can be easily stored in any American home. We recommend storing the E BOX in a location
that would not be effected by most hurricane related dam-

E BOX

Designer: Jason Minter


Our goal was to identify an architectural product that
is equally important to middle class homeowners in
Staten Island and to impoverished peoples in the third
world.
We identified natural disaster preparedness as an
issue that both groups have a stake in. In the wake of
hurricane Sandy, it is becoming more accepted that the
frequency of severe weather storms is increasing.
To help people protect their families in the aftermath
of these storms we are proposing an emergency
survival unit that is stored in their homes.
[E] Box is a response to this growing concern of
coastal communities.
2012

COFRE DE PEROTE

AT103
Architects: Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo
Production Team Lead: Jason Minter
Production Team: Stefan Rasinger, Rafaela Erhardt
Six weeks after arriving in Mexico City with no formal
or informal training in Spanish, I found myself leading
the schematic design phase of an 8 story apartment
complex called Cofre de Perote. The project was to
occupy an asymmetric trapezoidal site in a coveted
undeveloped plot in Polonco, an exclusive part
of the city that was ironically built atop a landfill.
Negotiations were in Spanish but I focused on visual
literacy skills honed at the University of Nebraska
to give me an edge in deciphering the intent of head
architects Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua, and
Inaki Echeverria. Furthermore, pressure to deliver
was ratcheted up by the failures of my predecessor,
whom due to never visiting the aforementioned site,
completed schematic design based on inaccurate site
measurements. We were forced to redesign from
the bottom up, but in record time. With the help of
my four colleagues we completed schematic design
on schedule. The documents were delivered to our
partnering engineering firm before the New Year,
when funds necessary for proceeding in the project
would be disbursed. This was my first real test. Here,
questions of can I perform under pressure, maintain
professionalism, and exceed expectations were
answered I could.
2011

PERSPECTIVA PLANTA BAJA

Colfax Gardners

BRIDGEPORT PLACE
ROOFTOP COLLECTION

Drainage Area

(drainage approx. 30,000 sf)

french drain

COLFAX GREEN STREET

Catchment Area

(a) (drainage approx. 22,000 sf)

Bioretention Cell
Rain Garden

1
Bridgeport
Place
(13,000 sf)

Four
Corners
Orchard

Teaching
Rain Garden
(2000 sf)

COLFAX GREEN LINKS

2 COLFAX GREEN STREET

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Designers:
Rodriguez, Jason Minter
Grdina

(b) (drainage approx. 16,000 sf)

View
Homes

3 DISCONNECT FOR CASH PILOT

(a)

(drainage approx. 1,200 sf per home)

* scope and sites to be determined through public outreach

Colfax Green Links (CGL) is a neighborhood stormwater retrofit that connects residents and local
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assets0to maximize combined
sewer overflow (CSO)
mitigation while providing community benefits. Colfax
Green Links is a series of strategic CSO reducing
interventions implemented throughout the Colfax
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neighborhood and anchored by major BRIDGEPORT
interventions
PLACE ROOFTOP COLLECTION
at local community assets: Bridgeport Place and
E79 Street Blue/Green Rapid Station. Residents
Creation ofand
a 1000 sf bioretention rain garden/outdoor classroom with the capacity to
institutions who opt into the Colfax Green
Links
further
public understanding of on-site stormwater control measures while treating 100%
and capture their buildings runoff in rain
gardens
runoff
diverted from the 13,200 sf roof of Bridge Port Place. Before accessing the sewer
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and street swales can then be entitled to
reduced
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system, three (3) gutters along the northern edge
and
(b) of Bridgeport Place will be opened
stormwater bills in collaboration with North
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to a 4 drain 24 below the parking lot surface. 350 linear ft drain will direct runOhio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)
cost-savings
off across
Flacon Court to the teaching rain garden opposite the existing paved landing
programs.
at Four Corners Orchard. The engineers will determine the composition and depth of soil
Hillside Community
Park - Phase 1

Drainage Area
french drain

Catchment Area

Bioretention Cell
Rain Garden

1 Site of proposed Teaching Rain Garden at


the top of the Four Corners Orchard, looking
south to Bridgeport Place.

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mix after an analysis of soil filtration rates is complete. A base drain in the bioretention

Upon review by NEORSD board of directors,


cell will handle the conveyance and over flow mechanism.
Colfax Green Links was funded at $250,000. Design
Development, and Engineering are currently in final
stages and construction is expected to be completed
fall 2016.
6 Site of proposed intallation of Bioretention cells 2(b). Looking north on
Minnie St. to the E79th Street Blue Green Rapid Station.

2016
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7 View of Leavitt Court west of Minnie St.

Burten Bell Carr Development Inc. | 2014 NEORSD GREEN INFRASTRUCT URE GRANTS PROGRAM

Burten Bell Carr Development Inc. | 2014 NEORSD GREEN INFRASTRUCT URE GRANTS PROGRAM

08.31.2014

08.31.2014

BONUS PROJECT!!!
Agua Reciclada
(Recycled Water)
This experiment in water purification is a playful
response to the lack of potable water and
abundance of litter in the streets of Mexico City.

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