Drew Chaplin

Bachelor Graduate

Hello!
My name is Drew Chaplin and I am a Bachelor of Architectural Design graduate from the University of Queensland in 2020.

The power of architecture and the built form has been something that has become increasingly apparent to me as I have progressed through my undergraduate studies. The ability to sculpt an experience and develop a feeling through the experience of a well-designed space is something that has driven me through a variety of projects throughout my degree. Personally, I have found that my architecture heavily revolves around the idea of “Connection”. In this context connection not only refers to the physical connection between rooms through circulation but also the connection between these spaces and their uses. Connection also summarises my approach between landscape and architecture, the interlocking and intertwining of both landscape and architecture creates a new kind of environment, one that is peaceful, tranquil and calming. Connection to context and connection to other people within the building are other driving factors behind my design identity. I have a passion for the environment and a real concern for our planet’s future. I believe that it is inhumanities best interest to continue to invest in and build sustainable and environmentally considerate architecture.

I am quite a logic driven person and in designing a building each aspect of its construction is carefully considered. I am interested in the finer details within architecture and the technical construction of a building's design is something I enjoy resolving.

This short portfolio of work gives an overview of the skills and ideas I have developed in my journey through UQ’s undergraduate program, these works represent my development through the course and show my continual growth as an aspiring architect.

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1. ARCH1100 – 1st year Design, Wooleen Station – An exploration of different building forms and incorporation of the semester’s learnings into the development of an passive open air bird hide.




3. ARCH2100 – 2nd year Design, Dreamworld Corroboree, Kangaroo enclosure. This project was developed through consultation with ANIM2055 (The Management and Husbandry of Zoo Animals) students in order to develop a functional zoo enclosure for Kangaroos.




5. ARCH3100 – 3rd year Design, Dakabin IUIH Clinic, An Indigenous health clinic that aims to accommodate for the needs of indigenous culture and the IUIH core values. This is achieved through a strong connection to the landscape and vegetation, whilst maintaining a high level of privacy through the use of perforated screens.





7. ARCH3200 – 3rd year Design, Outlook Place, Outlook Place was developed as a multipurpose flexible building for The University of Queensland that bridges the gap between UQ’s Great Court and Natural Amphitheatre. Flexibility, Sustainability and Connection were the driving architectural ideas throughout the project. The project integrates a hybrid CLT and Concrete floor system for multiple structural and ecological benefits. It also makes use of naturally ventilated circulation and office spaces for occupant comfort and reduced cooling costs.







9. ARCH3200 – 3rd year Design, Outlook Place, Outlook Place was developed as a multipurpose flexible building for The University of Queensland that bridges the gap between UQ’s Great Court and Natural Amphitheatre. (AXONOMETRIC DETAIL OF EASTERN FAÇADE BENCH SEAT IN SOUTHERN TOWER)



2. ARCH2100 – 2nd year Design, Dreamworld Corroboree, Future Lab Façade – abstract depiction of the kangaroo in the development of a permeable façade for the proposed Future Lab collaboration between UQ and Dreamworld. 





4.  ARCH2200 – 2nd year Design, Sunnybank Commons, a duplex development for a mixed use site in Sunnybank. This project focused on the division between public and private space and how these can be manipulated in a medium density residential and commercial complex.



6.ARCH3100 – 3rd year Design, Dakabin IUIH Clinic, An Indigenous health clinic that aims to accommodate for the needs of indigenous culture and the IUIH core values. This is achieved through a strong connection to the landscape and vegetation, whilst maintaining a high level of privacy through the use of perforated screens.





8. ARCH3200 – 3rd year Design, Outlook Place, Outlook Place was developed as a multipurpose flexible building for The University of Queensland that bridges the gap between UQ’s Great Court and Natural Amphitheatre. (PLANTER BOX AND BIFOLD PANEL DETAILS)






10. ARCH3200 – 3rd year Design, Outlook Place, Outlook Place was developed as a multipurpose flexible building for The University of Queensland that bridges the gap between UQ’s Great Court and Natural Amphitheatre. (A VARIETY OF VISUALISATIONS)