That awkward moment when I show you my portfolio

That awkward moment when I show you my portfolio

One day, my boss decided to bring in some of his design work to show to everyone in the office. He called us into the main conference room for a meeting. There, he had several drawings pinned up on the wall – a sample of the work he had done while he was in school. He stood by his drawings, gesturing, and began to explain the design concepts for each of the projects. I think he used the word “intervention” Let’s just say it was awkward. I think I may have bitten my tongue in half. That day, I vowed to never show my “design” work from my “studio” days, to anyone. ever. ever. never. ever. *shudder*

Soooo, Let’s take a look at a selection of work from my 5th year design project. In this project, I was trying to represent, in built form, the contradiction between the individual and the community. It’s an urban intervention, if you will. *Jody begins to gesture*

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smokestacks in the middle of a wheat field. that’s a thing, right?

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front AND back

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they spin.

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Those two small structures in the middle are homeless shelters. I was sharing the loneliness. And, the main building includes elevators for the cars, why not?

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Is lonely a valid design concept? I hope so.

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This is the wall of the building that is up against an adjacent building. You could never see this view. I drew every brick. All of them. It took me 2 days.

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I still hold the record for largest number of water towers in a project.

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That’s the ground floor, and room labels are for wimps.

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What up Chicago?

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Second floor, lots of rooms and things.

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I have no idea. I drank a lot that year.

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roof with entourage.

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Pipes, downspouts, drains, Rene Magritte, this is not a pipe.

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Section with plumbing. Ok, this drawing is kind of awesome.

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still.

awkward.

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Feel free to share some images of your own student work. I promise to roll my eyes dramatically. I might even sigh.

Jody