Margaret Nubuor Architecture Portfolio

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Select works comprising of glitch art, architecture, fashion and jewelry projects.

Margaret

Nubuor

selected works

2012-2016


M a r g a r e t N u b u o r

Website

mnubuor.com

Email

margaret@mnubuor.com

Software Skills

Acrobat

AutoCAD

Illustrator

Indesign

Microsoft Office

Muse

Photoshop

Revit

Rhinoceros

SketchUp

Languages

English

Ga

GaDangbe

Spanish

Twi

Craft Skills

Hand Drafting

Leatherworking

Model Making

Painting

Screenprinting

Sewing

Stained Glass

Woodworking

References upon request


Education

09/2012 - 08/2016

12/2010 - 06/2012

BFA in Architecture // University of Massachusetss Amherst - Amherst, Ma

Minors in Art and Art History. Courses in Marketing and Communications.

Diploma // Auburn High School - Auburn, Ma

Experience

01/2017 - Present

02/2009 - 08/2016

05/2015 - 07/2016

02/2013 - 05/2016

09/2015 - 01/2016

06/2009 - 09/2012

09/2012 - 11/2012

Project Coordinator // CUBE 3 Studio - Lawrence, Ma

Jeweler & Seamstress // Self-Employed - Amherst, Ma

Multimedia Design Assistant // University of Massachusetss Amherst - Amherst, Ma

Silver Jewelry Coordinator // Student Union Craft Center - Amherst, Ma

- Web Design & Social Media Intern

Freelance Graphic Designer // Self-Employed - Auburn, Ma

Makeup Artist & Set Designer // Mike’s Maze - Sunderland, Ma

Organizations

09/2012 - 05/2016

10/2012 - 08/2016

08/2012 - 05/2016

10/2012 - 05/2016

09/2012 - 03/2016

09/2012 - 12/2015

10/2012 - 08/2015

09/2008 - 06/2012

08/2008 - 12/2011

Member & Public Relations Officer // AFRICAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

Member // AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS

Member & Web Designer // CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL ADVANCEMENT AND STUDENT SUCCESS

Member // UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMING COUNCIL

Member // ACTIVE MINDS

Member // NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR BLACK ENGINEERS

Campus Member // AMERICAN RED CROSS

Student // UPWARD BOUND

Big Sister // BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER


Glitch

Art

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C O N T E N T S

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Architecture Design Projects

Inazo Nitobe Memorial Hall Fall 2015

Pynchon Plaza Spring 2015

Artist Studio & Gallery Fall 2013

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Other

Graphic Design

Fashitecture

Jewelery

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Inazo Nitobe Memorial Hall

Address: East 4 chome, South 4 jyo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-0054 JAPAN

Area of Site: 1687m2

Building Footprint: 280 m2

The Inazo Nitobe Memorial Hall project is based

on the requirements of a recent international

competition. The project aims to create a space

of celebration and comtemplation for the

community in honor of the school established

on this site in the early 20th century by Mr.

and Mrs. Nitobe. The site is currently vacant

and represents one of the few open green

spaces left in Sapporo, Japan. This competition

integrated both building design and the

competition not only represents building design

but also landscape integration on a gridlike site.

Space Size Comparison

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Snow Shelter Concept

This site recieves approximately 250

inches of snowfall each year and I wanted

to create a sculpture that responded to

the winter climate. The concept for this

snow shelter was openness that provided

the feeling of safety and intimacy through

transparency. The safety aspect of this

structure is introduced by ‘weaving’ a screen

across the the site and adding pieces of

glass onto each facade which in turn, allow

views both in and out of the structure itself.

The sloping of the roof helps guide falling

snow strategically to the ground. Interior

huts placed inside the structure provide a

place to sit, relax or hide away from the

outside. These design moves were used

to create shelter huts on the final project.

Initial sketch for shape of shelter.

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Initial sketch for shelter layout across the site.


0’ 4’ 8’ 16’ 32’

Floor Plans

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2

3 3

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11

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Level 1

1. Nursery 2. Classroom 3. Bathroom

4. Kitchen 5. Cloakroom 6. Reception 7. Lobby

Level 2

8. Library 9. Meeting Room 10. Bathroom 11. Exhibition

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Pynchon Plaza

Address: East 4 chome, South 4 jyo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, JAPAN

Area of Site: 1687m2

Building Footprint: 280 m2

The intent of the proposal for a complex

was to liven up the once great city known

as Springfield, Massachusetts. Conveniently

located between the museum district and

the trendy part of town and named after

Springfield’s original settler, Pynchon Plaza

had been a key part of the city. Located

between Chestnut and Dwight Street on a

site with a 40 foot drop, I decided to create

a ‘spinal void’ that allowed easy access to

different spaces. This merge is created by

placing a void lengthwise down the site

from Chestnut Street to Dwight Street.

This spine in the form of stairs, serves as

the main form of circulation when on the

site. From apartment units, an exhibition

and a grocery store, these stairs are

staggered allowed access to both streets.

Space Size Comparison

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Snow Shelter Concept

Popular bike found in

Springfield murals.

Home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and world renowned children’s author

Dr. Seuss, Springfield, Massachusetts has a long and rich history. Nicknamed

The City of Firsts, this was the first American city to be named Springfield and

was also a place of many innovations; most notably the first gasoline powered

automobile. After visiting several museums near the site including the Dr. Seuss

Sculpture Garden, I decided to design a contraption that would look as if from

a Dr. Seuss book. By combining an old motorbike and a car, I found myself with

a machine that originally started as a communal vehicle but found itself split

into two personal devices - not unlike the history of downtown Springfield.

This side project, helped me decide how to approach the proposal at hand.

Car in Springfield’s museum

collection.

Sectional sketch of the machine.

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A screenprint of the combined vehicles.


0’ 4’ 8’ 16’ 32’ 64’

Floor Plans

Floor 1

Floor 2

Floor 3

1. Lower Cafe 2. Grocery Store 3. Upper Cafe 4. Performance Space 5. Outdoor

Nursery Playspace 6. Bathroom

7. Exhibition Space 8. Bathroom

9. Office 10. Nursery

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0’ 4’ 8’ 16’ 32’ 64’

Floor Plans

Floor 4-6

All Apartment Units

Floor 7

All Apartment Units

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View of cafe courtyard looking southwest.

View of interior corridor overlooking outside staircase and into the nursery.

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Artist Studio & Gallery

Location: Accra, Ghana

Building Footprint: 280 m2

Space Size Comparison

The goal of this project was to

design an artist’s studio and gallery

while exploring the interplay of

dualities (solid vs. void, two materials,

two qualities). The concept was the

intertwining of public and private space

through hidden forms and dramatic

light. While linking concept, form,

program and material, I investigated

light as an essential design tool and

tackled the ideas and issues of scale.

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The concept for this project came about from a handshake. A handshake was chosen because of its ability

to introduce, confirm and even bridge new relationships. A handshake was then recorded and turned into

a screenprint. This screenprint was then conceptualised into a line drawing, a cube. drawing, and later, an

interactive model. This interactive model was then digitally created and altered to resemble the final design.


0’ 4’ 8’ 16’ 32’ 64’

Floor Plans

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Floor 1

Floor 2

1. Covered Outdoor Space 2. Retreat 3. Personal Gallery 4. Meeting Room 5. Restroom 6. Workspace

6x6’ concrete and pine model

made from handshake.

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Graphic Design

Brochures, Manuals, Presentations and

Other Marketing Materials can be seen at

www.mnubuor.com/umass-amherst-graphics-and-web

Property of

Creative Expressions

Lending Library

“There is no greater agony than

bearing an untold story inside you.”

UMass Amherst | Residential Life | Leadership & Engagement

Leadership

Education

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Welcome

Parents, Families,

and Friends!

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Fashitecture

The Concept

As a personal project, I decided to

combine two of my biggest passions,

fashion and architecture. Just like

architecture, one is able to tell the

history and current ideas of a place

by studying its fashion. Coming to the

realization that the art of model making

and sewing were the same process.

Other than different materials, both are

physically built upon to be inhabited

even if on different scales. Researching

different types of buildings and fashion

designers, I Photoshopped different

buildings onto models that were wearing

clothes that resembled the buildings.

I then proceeded to photoshop

the model onto a background that

reflected the outfit and building.

Background: Norwegian Landscape

Outfit: Zuhair Murad’s Fall ‘13 Couture

Building: Zenith Building, Busan, Korea.

Background: Unknown

Outfit: Christian Dior 2008 Autumn/

Winter Couture

Building: Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral, Galicia, Spain

Background: Caixa Forum Art Gallery,

Madrid, Spain

Outfit: Issey Miyake Spring 2014

Building: Walt Disney Concert Hall,

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Silver Jewelry


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