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design intent : John Witte is

a writer who observes, never
influencing his muse, place,
Stone Garden & Winter Retreat

people, event. His writings are
very focused on subject, placing
it out of context. I wanted to
give him a place to be where he

can easily achieve that, giving
him a landscape for his muse,
status : design studio whatever he may find.
prj date : Jan-Mar 2007
Touch lightly on the ground,
prof : Megan Haight interjecting out of context to
grow in with the surrounding.

in particular. the writing leaves
the background in a blur leaving
a subject so boldly colored and
focused. Sit lightly, disturb little,
client : John Witte and just watch.
loc : West Columbia Gorge,

program : a winter retreat for a

writer and his wife. make use
of the land to mimic the poet’s
writing style, thus influencing
future writing.

Micron on vellum 24”x24” watercolor on cold press 11” x 17” watercolor on cold press 11” x 17” built @ 1/2” : 1’
Sustainable Design Intents

ø How much green technology can
be employed without sacrificing

architectural value and the usability of
ø A community space that invites
from all directions. Challenge: site is
thin and small, yet program space fills
almost the entire site.

ø Full ADA

Design Employed
status : design studio ø Green Roof
ø Water Collection from all roof forms
prj date : Sep-Dec 2007 into a central area.
prof : Dee Etzwiler ø Water Collection system on display,
exposed to passing eyes.
ø NS Wind Circulation outside and

inside building reduces cooling loads.
ø Building form and orientation
emphasizes natural light into rooms.
ø Lighting system is composed of
a system of LED and light monitors,
client : Pringle Creek varying LED brightnesses in track of
natural light keeps light levels in room
loc : South Salem, OR even and power consumption down.
ø %80 recycled material from a
program : PringleCreek is a new neighboring site of an old asylum.
neighborhood of South Salem,
all new homes consisting of a
variety of green architecture.
Their principle is “The ability
to meet present needs
without compromising the
needs of future generations -
Sustainability.” ø Our program
was to design a Sustainable
Learning Center where the
tenants could learn about the
green tech they lived in, as well
as a community space for the
neighborhood to use.

Sketchup > Illustrator

Culinary Process

status : design studio
prj date : Apr-Jun 2008
prof : Karrin Knudson Space
FT2 Chef Full
120 Chef Full
Chef Part
Chef Part
Office Staff

Assoc. Dean
Cultural Connection
Chef Full Chef Full Chef Part Chef Part
120 120 120 120

Dean of

Culinary Arts

Chef Full Chef Full

Storage 120 120
Teaching Kitchen 120
Chef Full Chef Full
120 120

Director of
150 Loading Dock Public Restrooms/
400 Telephones
Mechanical Room Computer Lab 450
400 300

VP Admin
& PR
Circulation / Miscellaneous
Teaching Kitchen
1200 Laundry
Lecture Room 200
750 VP Espresso Cafe
Academic 400

Custodial Staff Restrooms

150 Director's 300

Lecture Room
Student Lounge 750
500 Teaching Kitchen Meeting Room
1200 200
Wine Cellar

Meeting Room
Main Kitchen
Library 1000
Lecture Room


client : n/a
Facalty Lounge 300 Lobby
750 250

Sketch-up built @ 1/8” : 1’ public rain catchment

loc : 1st & Ankeny, Portland OR

program : a building in Burnside,

Portland for a japanese culinary
institute. the institute will teach
students, and give them real life
experience in the field as soon
as they are ready. the building,
not only will it serve students,
but will serve the community as double wall hallway solar filter
a meeting place and venue.

graphics: i really got a chance to

expand on my Photoshop skills
of understanding materiality and

Sketch-up + Photoshop 24” x 48” Sketch-up built @ 1/2” : 1’ tripe stack ventilation
Design Intents
ø Given a central location to the city,
create a hub to connect the scattered
art around the city.

ø Given program requires a central
Little space to shift, store, and work on sets
and drops.
ø Display and open to the city, invite
without need for signs and arrows.

ø Bring back the art of going to the
theater, going to the theater used to
be an event where one dressed up,
status : design studio now it is only a part of night, losing all
prj date : Sep-Dec 2008
prof : Otto Poticha Design Employed
ø Designed with thoughts of
additional expansion for other arts.

Create suggestions on the exterior for
future buildings.
ø Vertical Chase - A mega chase that
opens up to four floors. Moving floor
system allows transportation of sets
client : Very Little Theater during off hours, and is used as the
built @ 1/8” : 1’
back hall during
loc : 13th & Olive, Eugene, OR _connects all major rooms in the
theater including stage, BlackBox,
story : the Very Little Theater work room, storage, and GreenRoom.
_saves space on a small site.
has been a staple community _matches fly, easy to service.
theater in Eugene for the last _stack ventilation.
40 years. as their party grows, ø Open triple height glass lobby
places the guests on stage to the city,
they expand their theater. This giving reason to dress up and free
time around, the theater asks publicity for theater.
an old friend Otto Poticha to
be the consulting architect for
the project. taking advantage
of teaching a design studio, the
studio goes on to redesign the
theater. 3 students were chosen
to design on a completely
different site for additonal
options. This specifc project is

sketchup > reverse laser print > transfer ink on butcher paper + ink sketchup > reverse laser print > transfer ink on museum board
Minimal Design Intents

Container Roofs
+Solar Panels [S | 45 Tilt]
+Roofing Membrane
+Lightweight Concrete Insulation
+Vaport Retarder
ø Use as little additional materials
other than that of materials already
+Waffle Concrete Structure

Container Walls (Exterior to Interior)

+Fresh Coat of Paint

+R-19 SuperTherm® Ceramic Coat
+Container’s Corrugated Steel Wall
+R-19 SuperTherm® Ceramic Coat

ø Structure is simple, prepared

+Dry Wall

off site, delivered on site for quick

Container Ceiling
+Fresh Coat of Paint
+R-19 SuperTherm® Ceramic Coat
ø Day lighting for everyone.
+Container’s Corrugated Steel Wall
+R-19 SuperTherm® Ceramic Coat
+Gypsum Board

Container Floors
+Finished Flooring of Choice
+1/2” Plywood Flooring
+5.25” Existing Container Structure
+.75” Air Gap between next structure
ø Community Space to be used in
ø Show residents what they are living
status : design studio Courtyard Walkways
+Treated Wood Deck
+Roofing Membrane
+Lightweight Concrete Insulation
Extensive Green Roof
+Growing Medium
+Filter Fiber
in via spaces, not powerpoints and
+Vaport Retarder +Gravel

prj date : Jan-Mar 2009

+Waffle Concrete Structure +Root Protction Membrane
+Waterproof Membrane
+Waffle Concrete Structure

ø Solar Energy.
prof : Kelsey Beardsley ø 50% open space
ø Easy downsizing from suburban
Retail Ceiling
+Waffle Concrete Structure
+Hanger Wires
+1.5” Cold Rolled Chanels @ 4’ o.c.
+7/8” metal furring channels @ 16” o.c.

+1/2” Gypsum Board

Retail Floor
ø Easy Transportation.
+6” Site-Cast Slab on Grade Concrete
+.15mm Polyethylene moisture Barrier
+2” Sand
+4” Gravel

Design Employed
ø Shipping Containers Used
_700,000 sitting around in US ports
client : City of Eugene sketchup + Photoshop sketchup + Photoshop
due to low exports and high imports.
loc : 5th & Pearl, Eugene, OR _Use structure for their strengths,
not as a secondary frame.
program : minimalistic housing _HotPoints
for those making a transition _Balconies uses door swings of
from living with family to living
_Minimal cut openings to keep wall
on their own. young adults, and shear.
the elderly. to provide them _Reuse cut materials from containers
with enough space for storage, as decking.
yet small enough to adjust to ø Arcade Lobby / Deli Café brings light
to retail and gives space to units.
living on a smaller footprint. ø
ø Community Spaces make use of
multi-use space on ground floor bare frame containers, gutted unit.
for grocery, existing theater, 2-3 ø Solar Panels on all double height
additional shops, plus parking. units to power 1/2 of residential.
Green space above to meet ø 2x storage space possible to living
code and for healthy living. ø
ø Flex ride cars for tenants, 18 tenant
req. modular units for expansion parking spaces.
and sustainability.

Sketchup > Illustrator > Micron + Copic on Vellum Sketchup > Illustrator > Micron on trace built @ 1” : 1’ sketchup + Photoshop
of Kyoto
status : bidding
prj date : June-July 2009
prof : Ron Lovinger

client : City of Kyoto
loc : Kyoto, Japan

program : the traditional heart

of Kyoto has fallen to the hands
of business and commute. No
longer are the streets filled
with trees and children, but watercolor on cold press 0.5m x 1.0 m [x9]
with mass transportation and presentation is read right to left
business men/women going
here and there.

A summer study abroad

with Ron Lovinger, I worked
with a group of 6 students
on redesigning the fabric
of downtown Kyoto. With
connections to city councilmen,
radio talk hosts, master
landscapers, and the remaining
generation of the city, we set out
to revitalize the heart of Kyoto
back to its original state.
Not From
Your Belly
Flow Heat Flow Index ASES
Button Index Empty Vol SOLAR2009
Buffalo, NY
information Heat Flow Index information
status : research
prj date : Jan-Mar 2008
Data Logger (x6)
Insulation status : published
presented : may 14th, 2009
prof : Alison Kwok advisors : Alison Kwok
Heat Flow Walter Grondzik

My partner and I took this

project to the American Solar
conference: : SOLAR2009 heat flow index HOBO Data loggers Energy Society’s national
ASES National Solar Conference conference, SOLAR2009. We
Heat Flow Index
n) 0.6 HFI presented to a audience of
this project was concieved en (te
sted in professionals, NCARB officals,
in professor Alison Kwok’s and fellow students.
Enviromental System Control 0.5 HFI
0.4882 HFI

course. inspired by a previous VOID

wo Average Final VOID
We had the opportunity to work

project of testing alternative en C
ham odS
tru VOID VOID VOID with Alison Kwok and Walter
building insulation. Plyw
o Interior Insulation re 0.4 HFI
VOID 0.3701 Grondzik to host TOOLDAY2009.
Internal Heatsource
We got to present ECS tools
we tested dryer lint, as it
is a byproduct of laundry, = Flow 0.3 HFI
to professionals and other
students, so they can use these
something that is done
everyday, and is thrown away.
Average Final
Interior Index VOID
products in their professional
practice and further research
0.2 HFI
the basics of dryer lint are the Temperature VOID
VOID studies.
fibers that came from clothing VOID
used to insulate people. so 0.1 HFI VOID
VOID We studied a remodeled atrium
why not use the byproduct to VOID
VOID space, leading teams in a
insulate homes? atio
VOID one day case study, teaching
0.0 HFI VOID an exploration in future
dryer lint insulation No Insulation Batt Insulation Dryer Lint Insulation

homemade semi-guarded hotbox used to test dryer lint insulation generations of research and
betterment of architecture.
status : class
prj date : Apr-Jun 2008
prof : Brook Muller &
Howard Davis

client : n/a Photograph | Pencil | Photoshop
loc : Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR

program : find a way to connect

the university campus to the
river that created this city.
currently, a major 5 lane road
separates the two.

solution : pedestrian bridge over

the road, between two cross
walks half a mile apart. typical
bridges are non-ADA, this bridge
was designed with the intent for
ADA and a seamless commute
for bicyclists.

Photograph | Pencil | Photoshop Photograph | Pencil | Photoshop

client : n/a

prof : Mark Gilliem
status : class project

class: Human Context

This project consisted of a

prj date : Jan-Mar 2008

interaction of humans and

research: to understand the
loc : Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR

a EMerald eXpress on Franklin

in a week long site observation

22 page report of graphics, text,

and direct interviews with users.
presentation poster board and a
architecture. Two person project


Adaption for Use: Prop

Bike Loops: Bike was left locked by a
commuter who trusted the space

Public Messages: Offical

EMX Stencil: Spray paint Logo on
Unsheltered pavement for bus Alignment

Agate St. Bus Stop

ARCH.440 - Kody.Nathe & YuHin.Ho - Winter.08
Prof. Mark Gillem & Jenny Young | GTF Matt Travis

By Products of Use: Erosion

On the Grind: Local Skateboarder came by
for a grind on one of the benches

Day to Night - Eugene to Springfield

By Products of Use: Erosion
Rusty Intervals: Iron plate left exposed
to the elements shows it in the gaps

Modular Bays Public Transit Isle

Build a system of modular spaces of Designate a route solely for the travel
similar, repetitious design that of public transportation at the very
can easily be added upon while center of the street, in-between
maintaining proper visual opposing lanes of traffic. In doing so,
aesthetic. In the construction of a separation of public and private
these spaces, ensure that the transportation is made, allowing buses
design carries out in a linear to run on their own schedule, free from
fashion and that the original interrupting other traffic. Along this route at select intervals, place a bus
number of bays ranges from three to stop, thus creating a public transportation isle. Make this isle accessible to
five sections, or any odd-numbered the universal public from both sides of the street via crosswalk, provide the
amount depending on the need usual bus stop amenities, but visually empower this special layer of the street.
thereafter for more annexes.

F F m Mm
Md Md
MtFt Fm Ft Fr

Linear Proximity: Tendency to stand close to

the center of the stop. Near seats, away from
the edge.



Chivalry: Most males have a tendency to stand

Dome Textured edges Trash cans make no Only two bike racks are at the rings or near the edge while most
come in two feet to excuse for littering, provided, allowing only females sat down on the benches.
mark the edge. but bus comes four bikes. Racks are
different color bricks frequently enough there not under cover, no
mark door entrances. isn’t time for trash. protection for bikes.

Ft Mt Ft F
Ft Ft Ft Ft
Ft Ft F Fr
Ft Ft Fc Mt Ft
Mt Ft Ft Fx

The Packs: In evening hours of operations,

females tend to come in groups, males will be
part of these groups, but never in majority.

Roam and Restless: During the afternoon,

patrons did not stop and wait in one spot, but
paced, weaved, and explored the stop.
Ramp is universally Map/sign is not Steel Columns have Steel benches divided in
designed as part of placed underneath rail rings used for the middle to discrougage
the raised platform. shelter, discourages leaning, sitting, interaction, sociofugal.
people from standing gripping, and as
next to it. shelves.
2010 the it all
HIV Alliance first presented designBridge between the front and back doors of the
with a request for a simple shading building and increased the accessibility
device and an ADA-accessible lobby of the main entrance. A bench-like

space. Through an active series of seating area extends the facility’s

charettes and site analysis, it became existing, cramped waiting space
increasingly clear to the dB team that considerably. A trellis and fence
there was an opportunity for additional integrated into the bench provides
improvements to maximize the potential shade for the seating area and also

of the space and improve the function of reduces the heat radiated from the
the facility. The client was extremely pavement in front of the building. The
engaged throughout the design, with team poured custom pavers, which
HIV Alliance first
idea client enthusiastic staff members who helped provide an even but permeable surface

students understand both the role of the and reduce runoff while supporting HIV
approached designBridge

in the spring of 2008, designBridge organization in the community and the
programmatic needs of the site. The dB
team redesigned and clarified the entry
Alliance’s commitment to a welcoming
environment for people with all
accessibility needs.
seeking an external
shading device for their project sequence, which reduced confusion

status : submitted is a program highly exposed south


[charrettecommunity+client+student] = Charrette
prj date : Dec-Feb 2010 that acts as a face. The project was one
of three selected for the [ contract + program ]client+student = Client Working with a non-profit, the Garden
schematicDesign budget Avenue team faced a tight budget that

advisor: Juli Brode double dB 2008-’09 design-build [ precedencestudent ] = Precedence became a dynamic constraint throughout
the project. With an original approved budget of $8,700 dependent upon fundraising, the
year. The project swiftly
beneficial Charrette schematic team has only had access to a total of $4,500. Despite these adverse circumstances, the
evolved into a more
Design students have been proactive throughout. They worked with the organization to raise

equation for
funds, and cultivated relationships with local agencies and businesses for donations of
holistic intervention for [ Client + Precedence ]
materials, equipment, and labor.
the organization.
students and
abstract: The Garden Avenue
project was a student-led
the community The Garden Avenue project was
selected in the Spring of 2008 and
incubated over the summer by an
designBridge studio is the place for
synthesizing the work done in
pre-designBridge into a cohesive
schematic design
Development permit Documents
A defining move in the
sustainability of the design

individual student. This student proposal. As pre-dB resulted in very Design occurred when students
decided to remove asphalt

grant: NCARB Prize for Creative design-build project for a local Garden Avenue is the result of a cultivated preliminary client
relations, placing the project in a
loose schematic design, the studio
course focused upon refining that work,
7 day / wk
The Garden Avenue team was solely responsible for the
completion and assembly of the project’s permit set, a first rather than simply shade
student-led design-build effort for a local windows. By pouring

Intergration of Practice and non-profit organization, HIV non-profit organization, HIV Alliance. strong starting position for the
academic year. Fall term’s
moving quickly into a design
development phase.
24 hrs
for most team members. Students fostered positive working
relationships with the city and with engineers as they
fine-tuned materials and connections.
custom pavers with
recycled aggregate, the

Education in the Academy Alliance. This multi-faceted Primarily an exterior project, this Pre-designBridge was the first time The end goal of the designBridge studio was a
permit set of construction documents. Team team created a permeable

exterior design provided a

multi-faceted design provides a wide the project team assembled. The members utilized materials exploration and
design surface, shaded by new

range of benefits to the clients: Pre-dB course focused on typical model studies as they resolved the physical reality of
vegetation, that absorbs far
shade for the highly exposed southern pre-design work; code research the structure. Students worked closely with possiblities
less heat than the original.
wide range of benefits to the façade;an accessible, clarified entry and client relations are critical foci, professionals in the architecture and engineering
materials Additionally, recycled steel
On a team of two, the grant PREdesign
fields, wresting with a wide range of site, code, and
sequence; functional outdoor space; a
bridge project as are site analysis and
programming, project
structural restraints in realizing their design. The team
methods oil drums provide an
clients: shade for the highly revitalized memorial garden; and a community used full-scale mockups to help inform the client
exploration of materials
writer and myself, submitted a greater sense of identity without
if( zonecity x siteclient management, and responsible
about the design, rallying support and aiding
fundraising efforts.
management and technology from a

previously finished designBuild exposed southern façade; obtrusive signage.

minimal repurposed resource.

from designBridge, a student run an accessible, clarified entry In addition to providing a dignified,
respectful place for clientele, the project
provided a highly effective hands-on

community build organization.

I was given the challenge
sequence; functional outdoor
space; a revitalized memorial
learning experience for students in the
context of professional practice.

Students participating in Garden Avenue

The former board president
of HIV Alliance commented,
“I remember coming to
for their test results like
that. Anyone waiting for a
potentially life-changing
JECT Construction
garden; and a greater sense developed the design from the earliest

but this
to create a 30” x 60” graphic client contact and conceptual phases Executive Committee test result needs a dignified
board to explain the process of identity without obtrusive through permitting and construction,
facilitated by both a year-long series of
meetings during HIV testing place to wait in privacy and
hours. Often, I walked peace. I want the agency to
signage. In addition to providing
isn’t the
academic courses and the
of designBridge in context of student-founded, student-operated
through people lining the be a healing and restful
this project. This would give a dignified, respectful place for parent organization.
stairs waiting for tests and place for our HIV clients as

end of it,
NCARB an opportunity to see clientele, the project provided their results. Each time it well.” Through its redesign,
struck me that it wasn’t right designBridge has created
what the University of Oregon a highly hands-on learning that we had people waiting just such a space. this is only an equation of experience that the students will use again and again,

Architecture program does experience for students in the and an advantage they will have when it comes to life after college.

to integrate students into context of professional practice.

professional practices, and for Project participants developed
them to help us with grants the design from the earliest
ranging from $7,500 to $25,000. conceptual phases through
permitting and construction,
facilitated by the designBridge