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  • CHRIS WERNERSELECTED PORTFOLIOS P R I N G 2 0 1 2

    443-534-4038wernercj@gmail.com

  • 01STUDENT PROJECTS: SOLAR DECATHLON

    01.1 SOLAR DECATHLON 2009

    01.2 SOLAR DECATHLON 2007

    02ACADEMIC WORK

    02.1 MASONS BEND COMMUNITY CENTER

    02.2 SEAQUARIUM STUDIO

    03PERSONAL PROJECTS

    03.1 WOOD CARVINGS

    03.2 GRANADA STOOL

    04PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

    04.1 MIDLINE HOUSE

    04.2 THOMAS LAKE HOUSE ADDITION

    04.3 SBIR TEST CHAMBER

    04.4 MUZZY HOUSE STAIRCASE

  • 01 PROJECT: Cornell University Solar Decathlon 2009, Silo HouseROLE: Team Leader/Project ManagerTIMELINE: October 2007 - October 2009

    DESCRIPTION: The Solar Decathlon is an interdisciplinary, design-build compe on contracted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Na onal Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in which twenty colleges and universi es from around the world compete their 800 sf houses in ten domes c- and energy-based contests. 01.1

  • 01 PROJECT: Cornell University Solar Decathlon 2009, Silo HouseROLE: Team Leader/Project ManagerTIMELINE: October 2007 - October 200901.1

    DESCRIPTION: Consis ng of over two hundred students at any given me, Cornell University Solar Decathlon (CUSD) was the largest student project team on campus. The project spanned two years, consis ng of a 196-page construc on drawing set, project manual, business and communica ons plan, and construc on, transporta on, and delivery of the fi nal house in Washington, DC.

  • 01 PROJECT: Cornell University Solar Decathlon 2009, Silo HouseROLE: Team Leader/Project ManagerTIMELINE: October 2007 - October 200901.1

  • 01 PROJECT: Cornell Univ. Solar Decathlon 2007, Light CanopyROLE: Team MemberTIMELINE: August 2006 - October 2007

    DESCRIPTION: Cornells 2007 entry to the Solar Decathlon was the Light Canopy house. Built with many locally-sourced materials, the house had a 7kW solar array, 60 evacuated tubes for solar hot water, and a sunroom with operable doors that could be used to exhaust hot air or charge the slate, thermal-mass fl oor for passive heat depending on need. 01.2

  • 02 PROJECT: Masons Bend Community Center, Rural StudioSTUDIO: Structures 3, Prof. Mark CruvellierTIMELINE: Spring 2008

    DESCRIPTION: The Masons Bend Community Center (2000) by Rural Studio resides in Hale County, Alabama and is dis nct for its use of natural and reclaimed materials including a rammed earth founda on and 90 re-used car windshields from old Chevy Caprice Classics. The model is built at 1/2=1-0, cra ed by hand except for the formwork for the plexiglass windows, which is CNC-milled and then laser cut.02.1

  • PROJECT: Seaquarium MuseumSTUDIO: Design Studio, Henry RichardsonTIMELINE: Fall 2008

    DESCRIPTION: The Seaquarium Studio engages form and visual e ect rather than substan al programma c considera ons. Set on Bucoo Point, Trinidad and Tobago, the program requires a lightweight structure that one day could be deconstructed with minimal impact to the land. The museum is mul layered with outdoor spaces shaded by canvas ribbons and interior, condi oned spaces with cylindrical LCDs and sculpted aquarium tanks.

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    PROJECT: Seaquarium MuseumSTUDIO: Design Studio, Henry RichardsonTIMELINE: Fall 2008

  • 03 PROJECT: Wood CarvingsMATERIALS: Pine, Acrylic, Gold LeafDESCRIPTION: Inspired by the Ithaca, NY folk ar st, Mary Shelley, these wood carvings depict scenes and memories from both books and real life. Each piece begins with a sketch on a piece of scrap pine. The drawings are carved using chisels and gouges, then painted and fi nished with a clear fi nish. 03.1

  • PROJECT: Granada StoolMATERIALS: Maple, Cherry

    DESCRIPTION: This stool is inspired by a worn stool I saw at a tapas bar in Granada, Spain in the spring of 2011. It is built from a single 12-long Maple board with cherry pegs. 11x11x27-1/2.03

    03.2

  • PROJECT: Midline HouseFIRM: BUILDlab, LLC, design-buildTIMELINE: 2009 - 2011

    DESCRIPTION: The Midline House is a single-story, energy-e cient home nestled into the landscape of rural upstate, NY. The house combines passive solar heat gain, soy-based spray foam insula on, and thermal mass for Ithacas cold winters with ven la on and large eaves for cooling in the summer.

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    IMAGE: KRISTEN DISTEFANO

    BEDROOM BEDROOM

    BEDROOM

    BATH BATH

    MECH.LAUN.

    LIVING ROOM

    DINING ROOMSCREEN PORCH

    SUNROOM

    KITCHEN

    DECK

    GARAGE

  • DESCRIPTION: Built in 1892 in King Ferry, NY, the Elmwood Co age, as it had been known, is sited at the mouth of a gorge, nestled between a creek and a steep hill, just beside Cayuga Lake. The current residents have renamed the house Kallimos, a mythical reference symbolizing hope, which is in fact related to the program for the addi on - an ADA compliant bedroom for their two severely disabled daughters.

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    PROJECT: Thomas Lake House Addi onFIRM: BUILDlab, LLC, design-buildTIMELINE: 2011 - 2012

  • DESCRIPTION: Funded by a DOE grant through Small Business Innova on Research (SBIR), the test chamber aims to calibrate energy-modeling so ware, Sustain Sandbox, to actual physical condi ons. The 12x12x12 test chamber will be wired with approximately seventy-fi ve temperature and humidity sensors that will monitor condi ons within fl oor, wall, and roof assemblies, and throughout the interior of the structure.

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    PROJECT: SBIR Test ChamberFIRM: BUILDlab, LLC, design-buildTIMELINE: Spring 2012

  • DESCRIPTION: The Muzzy House in Danby, NY was designed by Cornell architecture professors Kevin Pra and Dana Cupkova with Paul Hansen as general contractor; BUILDlab created shop drawings for and built the central staircase, and erected the formwork for the concrete thermal mass wall.

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    PROJECT: Muzzy House StaircaseFIRM: BUILDlab, LLC, design-buildTIMELINE: Spring 2010

    photo: Dana Cupkova

    photo: Dana Cupkova

    photo: Dana Cupkova