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Undergraduate from portfolio from the University of Colorado @ Boulder


  • portfolio CASSIDY L. ROSEN



  • the intimacy of a conversation within the collective city lifeValparaiso, Chile



    This portfolio is a reflection of work from the undergraduate program of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado at Boulder and outside work. The ENVD program at CU is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the multi facets of design within the built environment.

    KRM Consultants Inc, Structural Engineering and Design 4AutoCAD structural engineering drafting

    Detroit Community Engagement 6Involvement within a community engagement conference on revitalizing cities

    Public Space Research 7Independent research on the transformation of public spaces in Valparaiso, Chile

    Mixed Use Office Space 87,000 sf mixed use office building located on Pearl Street in Boulder, CO

    Redline/ Urban Fabric 12Urban analysis of Five Points neighborhood

    Print Lab 14Print lab in Denver, CO

    Landscape Architecture 18Landscape regeneration plan for existing site in Boulder, CO

    Architecture, more than any other art form, it is a social art and must rest on the social and cultural base of its time and place. Sambo Mockbee, The Citizen Architect


  • 4 KRM Consultants Inc., Structural Engineering and Design

    KRM Consultants: Structural Engineering and Design

    The following drawings were created while working for KRM Consultants. Both the roof framing plan and detail were created using autoCAD. The following project is a remodel of an existing residential building. New roof purlins were being scabbed on to the existing roof purlins to accommodate new point loads for new partition walls and new headers in the upper floor. A combination of site visits, field measuring and analysis of existing structural and architectural drawings were used to complete the drawings.

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  • Detroit 2013: Making a Way Out of No Way

    During the spring semester of 2013 I was involved within a community study course on grassroots organizations and change makers who are innovating in the transformation of Detroit. The following June a classmate and I presented at a conference entitled, Detroit 2013: Making a Way Out of No Way: Towards the Next American Revolution sponsored by the Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. While in Detroit we had the op-portunity to visit localized community efforts such as; community gardens, the Heidelberg Project, and The Hush House Black Community Museum. The following photographs were taken over the one week period while in Detroit when visiting the vacant General Motors factory, vacant lots, and the downtown of Detroit.

    6 Detroit 2013: Making A Way Out of No Way: Towards the Next American Revolution

  • An independent research project was completed over May-June in Valparaso, Chile during Spring 2012 through SIT: Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development. The purpose of this project was to investigate five of the ten principle plazas in Valparaso, Chile in relationship with the dynamic of the socio-political transformations that are impacting public spaces today. Users and use of public spaces in Valparaso are transforming not only from the impact of neoliberalism and changes in the ideals of life, but also perceptions of what the contemporary definition of public space means. Are public spaces in Valparaso identified by the physical space or in turn spaces around them? All research and observations were conducted in Spanish.

    7Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

    Valparaso, Chile

  • 8 Mixed Use Office Space: Spring 2013, Instructor: Marianne Bellino Holbert

    The integrated studio 4 course began by examining a solitary unit. The unit would not only dictate the design concept and program of a 7,000 sf office/residential/retail building but also serve as prototype for analyz-ing variations in private and public spatial qualities. The concept of the unit was that the unit has unique properties that become trans-formative based upon materiality constraints.

    The facade prototype was created by analyzing the variation between solid and void created from both structure and glazing. (1 prototype created using rhino, line-weight exported to illus-trator 2 Combination of laser-cut model and photoshop)

    Torque, moment or moment of force is the tendency of force to rotate an object about an axis as is shown in the structural facade. The torque can be thought of as a twist that enables the structure to both provide the rotation of the created geometry and provide stability. (3 rhino and illustrator 4 sketch)

    1 2



  • 9The sense of an inside and an out-side, of intimacy and exposure, of private life and public space. People everywhere recognize these distinc-tions, but the awareness may be quite vague. Constructed form has the power to heighten the awareness and accentuate these distinctions. The site was located on the western end of Pearl Street. This is a transi-tional site where the design empha-sis was combining the neighborhood within the design of a mixed use building, while continuing to engage with the pedestrian Pearl Street Cor-ridor.

    site model: autoCAD, laser cutting

    20th ST

    SITE CONTEXT21st and Pearl

    Boulder, CO

    21 S

    t.Pearl St.

    site context: rhino, autoCAD, photoshop

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    RETAIL1 retail 12 lobby3 reception4 retail 2

    OFFICE5 conference room6 exterior patio7 private oce8 communal space9 open oce space

    RESIDENTAL 12 dining13 living/kitchen14 oce space15 bedroom




















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    Mixed Use Office Space: Spring 2013, Instructor: Marianne Bellino Holbert

    floor plans

    1 Exterior Perspective: revit, photoshop2 Concept Perspective: revit, hand-drawn



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    GROUND 0' - 0"


    OFFICE 20' - 0"

    10' - 0"

    LOFT 29' - 0"

    ROOF 38' - 0"

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    Elevations, floor plans, and rendering were created using revit, illustrator and photoshop.


    south north



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    The following drawings are a reflection of the design process and urban analysis that was involved within this studio. An existing art studio, Redline, was located within a gentrified neighborhood of Denver and was the site location for our studio project. Through my studies of environmental design I have gained a strong appreciation that sometimes the process is often just as vital as the final product. During this par-ticular studio I became very interested in understanding the urban fabric of a city. I began to understand how research and analysis of a site with regards to understanding the long-term projection of a design and previous historical context are very important to how we understand the built environment.

    Urban Analysis: Fall 2012, Instructor: Marcus Farr

    FIVE POINTS represents a segment of Denver that is currently undergoing racial gentrification. Gentrifi-cation takes place when middle and upper-income people move into low-income communities, which ushers in economic change, reinvestment and development. Gentrification within the Five Points region is a result of political legislative legally allowing segregation forcing African Americans from their resi-dential neighborhoods. Gentrification often results in sigmas and oppression of racial and low-income groups. Thus, the design intention wasnt to perpetuate further gentrification within the neighborhood, but establish an inclusive design scheme that would be mindful of creating a building that would repre-sent the community.


    site analysisFIVE POINTS was founded in the 1860s as one of Denver's first residential suburbs and it features some of Denver's oldest homes and historic store-fronts. Brimming with history and pride, its commercial district was a requi-site stop for the world's premier African American jazz musicians--including Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and countless others--who stopped in Denver on their way between midwest and west coast tours to play in Five Points' clubs and performance halls. Many of them stayed at the historic Rossonian Hotel, which still stands today. Music and celebration are still alive in the neighborhood including Five Points' Juneteenth celebra-tion--an annual parade and festival commemorating the day in 1865 when African Americans in Texas first heard word of the Emancipation Proclama-tion. This is one of the biggest such festivals in America, attracting upwards of 120,000 people over four days each year. As Welton Street runs along Five Points, you'll find the bustle and hum of 75 businesses, including restaurants, cafe