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  • architecture portfolioHeath SwindlerSelected Works

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  • Architecture PortfolioKansas State University: Master of ArchitectureHeath Swindler, 4441 Wasserman Way, Salina KS, 67401hlswindler@gmail.comCopyright 2012All rights reserved, including the rights to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information contact Heath Swindler. 785-577-6075

  • One Artist Museum

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    Winslow Center for the Arts

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    Tallgrass Visitors Center

    Thesis Project: MHK 2030

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    Internship: China

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  • 01Firm: GenslerLocation: Shanghai, ChinaTime: January 2011-August 2011

    internship: china

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  • 01Region

    Shanghai, China is one of the largest cities in the world and one of the fastest developing. Around every corner there is a new high rise under construction.

    I was fortunate to spend my internship in such a culturally diverse place and gained a great level of understanding into the world of Architecture in China.

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  • Renderings Produced By Icon Rendering Company

  • 01Work

    Gensler was a good sponsoring fi rm and my fi rst experience working directly in the fi eld of architecture. I learned what I am capable of and now know this is the right fi eld for me.

    For most of my internship, I worked on a mixed-use offi ce complex called KIC. It is a 3 tower spec offi ce building campus and each tower is 50m (164ft) tall and about 20,000 square meters (215,278sf) in area.

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  • Concept Massing

  • 01Design

    In SD I helped develop the overall massing strategy for the buildings.

    I developed facade sections as studies of different louver options for shading the building face.

    At the close of my internship the project was in the final stages of DD. I helped develop many aspects of the design as well as assisting on other projects within the office.

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  • 01Diagramming

    In SD I helped develop circulation diagrams for pedestrians and vehicles. Later I aided in production of more detailed diagrams such as fire truck circulation paths and building sections.

    I also did general climate energy modeling in Autodesk Vasari. It helped us better understand solar patterns on the site and buildings.

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  • 01Technical Drawings

    The project moved into Revit in DD. We started with training because the team was new to the software. Our Project Architect managed the drawing set and later I took over as the Revit model manager for the team. This was my first major leadership role on the KIC project.

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  • Study Model

  • 01Modeling

    A colleague and I created the study models. We were able to play with the form and test design ideas.

    Final model production was typically done by professionals. The fast pace of projects in China makes quick model building essential.

    Made By Professional Model Maker 17

  • 02Thesis ProjectProgram: MHK 2030Location: Manhattan, KS

    manhatt an airport

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  • View From Airport

  • Region

    The Flint Hills are a beautiful natural feature of Kansas that defi ne the landscape of the Manhattan area. MHK 2030 is a gateway to the area and there is no better introduction to the place than a strong connection to the landscape.

    Program

    A dwelling place is space humans spend time rather than merely use as a transition. How do you make an airport a place of desirable dwelling rather than a corridor? The projects goal is to restore an intimate human aspect to airport terminals rather than treating people as mere ticket holders.

    Based on research and the thesis, I compared the existing conditions to similar scale airports and developed the MHK 2030 program.

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    THE CORRIDOR THE DWELLING PLACE

    http://ultimate-wallpaper.com/wallpaper/beach-hammock-1nd9uS/http://www.brightideasgloballaw.com/

    THESIS:How can an architectural corridor manifest a dwelling place?

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  • Location

    Site

  • Site

    Located 3.5 miles southwest of Manhattan, MHK off ers general aviation and commercial services for the Flint Hills region. It also helps meet the needs of Ft. Riley Military Base and serves as a gateway to the area. The site is removed from the city and lacks adjacent development. A large amount of the surrounding land is zoned for agriculture.

    Design

    The goal of the terminal experience is to maintain a strong visual connection to the airside of MHK. The terminal is arranged to maximize viewing opportunities towards the site.

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    Massing 23

  • Design Sketches

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    Design

    MHK 2030 is a place of accessibility. Meaning that it has the potential to be a public destination rather than restricted airport land. The spectacle of fl ying is a very important aspect that commercialized airports have lost. The new master plan experience will be one of connection to the site with open views of the vast rolling hills. It will be a human experience unlike the modern model of an airport terminal.

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    Site Plan 25

  • Design Rendering

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  • Section Perspective Rendering

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  • Artist: Maya LinLocation: New York, NY

    one arti st museum 03

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  • Region

    The Chelsea District in Manhattan, New York is home to the Maya Lin Gallery of the Arts. A place to showcase Maya Lins work only.

    The gallery is in a dense urban area adjacent to The High Line and architectural works by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Toyo Ito.

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  • http://www.mayalin.com http://www.mayalin.com http://www.mayalin.com

  • Program

    The images show the three primary categories of Maya Lins work. MEMORIALS, SCULPTURE, and ARCHITECTURE make up her diverse portfolio.

    Maya Lin is known for her environmentalist approach to landscape oriented artwork. Topography is a large idea that infl uences her sculpture.

    http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/lin

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  • http://maps.google.com

  • Site

    The gallery is located on 19th street in between 10th and 11th ave. and The High Line runs directly next to the site.

    The site model below reflects the layered fashion of Maya Lins artwork. The rounded buildings hint at the conceptual idea of the project.

    Topographic Urban Fabric

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  • Concept

    The goal was to relate the concept to the mind of Maya Lin. I chose to think of the New York urban fabric as its own rolling landscape.

    The fi rst two sketches are interpreted site sections of the district which I used to generate the formal idea of the building.

    Through play and sketch I arrived at an elevation formal idea which divides the building into two sections. I used these sections to split the served and servant spaces. The green represents the gallery space for Maya Lins work.

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  • Section Perspective

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    Design

    The section perspective is a key drawing in this project. The goal was to establish a single drawing that gives a lot of information about the building. It gives more insight into the function of the building than a traditional section.

    The third level plan shows how the public can access the building from The High Line. This connection is meant to increase the amount of people coming to the gallery and give an experiential option to come and go in diff erent ways.

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    Ground Floor 41

  • Design

    The facade of the public gallery is louvered to block direct sun and allow natural lighting. The second cladding system is brick to tie into the local vernacular.

    The primary structure is steel post and beam construction with some variation at the cantilevered top.

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  • Model

    The focus of the model was the overall form and the facade system. The goal was to imitate the actual lighting condition of the galleries. The resulting space was dynamic and inwardly focused.

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  • 04Program: Artist ColonyLocation: Winslow, AZ

    center for the arts

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  • http://soul-amp.blogspot.com/2007/12/milwaukee-jam-band-soul-amp-live-at-hog.html

  • Region

    Arizona is home to a simultaneously beautiful and harsh landscape. The rock formations have been shaped over great amounts of time and the life there is highly adapted to deal with the climate.

    There is great cultural and artistic heritage in Winslow Arizona. The Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes both have roots in the area and their artistic style has helped shape the culture of art in Arizona.

    Program

    The building houses a culture primarily focused on the inspiration and production of art. It is fi rst a private sanctuary for artists and second a public venue.

    The rock formation called the Tear Drop, is a source of inspiration for the design

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