Author: justinankus@gmail.com
Designer of artistic, sensible digital and physical spatial objects.
Korea Town Residential Renovation

KOREA TOWN RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION Location: Korea Town, Los Angeles Description: Working with developer Max Van Norman this house was designed to maximize the originality of the house while updating it to be safe. High-end finishes were used to cater to the type of buyer for this house. This house is truly one-of-a-kind. It was designed […]

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Wight & Company Police Station

POLICE STATION Chicago Suburbs Summer Internship of 2019 Wight & Company Responsibilities Develop a spatial needs assessment for a police station located in a rural suburb of 5,000 residents Create a booklet with information derived from our previous judicial projects and newly conceived research Develop a feasible fiscal estimate Design Team Danielle Appello James Michaels

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Continental Motors Factory Detroit Proposal

THE SALVAGE SANCTUARY Detroit, Michigan Academic Year Final Spring semester of 2020 Instructors Dirk Denison Collaborators Philip Kafka - Client / Site Developer Julie Bargmann - Landscape Architect Criteria Investigate an existing abandoned former Continental Motors Factory Propose a pavilion for sanctuary Consider future expansion into the existing concrete and brick infrastructure Description Demolition on […]

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Miami Florida Living Bring Architecture Project

LIVING BRIDGE Miami, Florida Academic Year Fall semester of 2019 Instructors Susan Conger-Austin Paul Endres Criteria Demonstrate an idea of an inhabited bridge made of bamboo that would be constructed in 200 years Accommodate 100,000+ inhabitants Span a minimum of 2 miles (3.2 km) Site visit to experience and investigate the existing culture and climate […]

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CNC Chair Layered Baltic Birch Plywood

CNC chair cut from Baltic Birch Plywood using digital fabrication techniques. The “slices” of plywood were cut from a 4’x5’ sheet of plywood and then glued together to form the shape of the chair. The design was used to minimalism the use of material yet create a sturdy designed chair.

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Chicago's Lakeview Collections Museum

CURIOSITY CABINET Chicago, Illinois Academic Year Spring semester of 2019 Instructor Catherine Wetzel Criteria Design a building to house temporary exhibitions of everyday objects that are collected and curated in ways that reveal how artifacts define humanity’s interaction with the world. Description Visiting the art museum is an experience of individual mindfulness with movement constrained […]

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Chicago's Goose Island Kayak Rowing Center

ROWING CLUB BOAT HOUSE Chicago, Illinois Academic Year Spring semester of 2018 Instructor Andrew Tinucci Criteria Develop an armature to house rowing boats of varying lengths Develop a scheme to house the programmatic elements that a rowing club would require Description To encourage movement towards the Chicago River through the use of a curved wall […]

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Modular Kayak Storage Rack

ARMATURE FOR ROWING BOATS Academic Year Spring semester of 2018 Criteria An investigation exploring the scale, movement, function and materiality of small recreational boats (i.e. rowing sculls/shells, kayaks, and canoes) and the physical processes of moving from storage to the water and back. Description A corridor down the spine of the armature creates space for […]

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Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg Germany Student Architecture Project

ÖVM HUB HAMBURG, GERMANY Hamburg, Germany Academic Year Fall semester of 2018 - Study Abroad Instructor Martin Kläschen HafenCity University Professors Amelie Rost Martin Kohler Criteria Reimagine the development of an existing historic industrial site that was originally a coal power plant and currently is used as a space for artists Description The cantilevered truss […]

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Architecture Student Stair Project

ASCENT Academic Year Fall semester of 2017 Criteria Design a stair assembly that navigates a tall and steep slope. The stair may have alternative functions, but the primary objective is to design a stair that allows for ascent and descent. The critical investigations will be to explore the act of ascending/descending, to research and analyze […]

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House Analytique Architectural Drawing and Model Set

CRAVEN RD HOUSE ANALYTIQUE Toronto, Canada Academic Year Fall semester of 2016 Instructor Marshall Brown Project Organization Group of 3 for the site model All other models and drawings were done individually Criteria A series of hand-drafted drawings and models that thoroughly explore the architectural characteristics of the selected house Description The dichotomy was explored […]

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Ski Challet Architectural Proposal

Galena, IL Academic Year Fall semester of 2017 Instructor Agata Siemionow Criteria To analyze the existing conditions at the Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort and generate new architecture to facilitate ticket sales, 500 ski and boot rentals, a restaurant and an emergency first aid area. The site is set on the side of a valley with […]

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Welcome to my digital portfolio. Finding balance both graphically and experientially in a design is most important to me. My name is Justin Ankus and I am an architectural designer with website design and development experience. I currently live in Los Angeles with roots from Chicago. Feel free to contact me for any inquiries. Looking forward to connecting with you.
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