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architectural portfolio curtis jaron lai


table of contents | architectonics | housing unit | barnes house model | prefabrication housing project | ssef design competition | oasis project | housing complex | ecohouse | work term |


Work Experience KPMB Architects Toronto, ON

Architectural Intern

T.S. Chu Architects Ltd. Kowloon, Hong Kong Architectural Intern

Church Intern Toronto, ON Intern

July - August 2008

June - August 2007

June - August 2006

World-link Communications Inc. Markham, ON Office Intern

January - April 2010

Education University of Waterloo, School of Architecture, Waterloo, ON Candidate for Bachelor of Architecture, Honours, Cooperative Program

Curriculum Vitae Curtis Jaron Lai

curtisjaronlai@gmail.com 19 Gemini Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON, L4S 2K6

University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Honour Roll Graduate

Relevant Skills

(C): 226-339-2207 (H): 905-770-2207

Interests References

Sep 2008-Present

June 2008

Experience in an architectural environment Committed work ethic; ability to work independently as well as in a team environment Excellent physical modelling, rendering, and drafting skills Technical proficiency in: AutoCAD Google Sketchup Form-Z Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Microsoft Office Suite Mac and Windows operating systems Playing in a band (Guitar, Bass, Cello) Composing music Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer Ms. Annette Chu Architectural Designer T.S.Chu Architects Ltd. Annette@chu-design.com

Mrs. Peggy Chiu Owner, Senior Architect Peggy Chiu Architect peggy@peggychiuarchitect.ca


1a studio

architectonics

This particular structure aims to create a place of repose using the most basic of architectural elements while maintaing a sense of fluidity in its circulation.


physical modelling, google sketchup, adobe photoshop


1a studio

housing for gallery owner

This particular home, designed with row-housing restrictions, caters to a gallery owners need to meet with clientele in a well lit work and exhibit environment. The upper floor of this home provides for that need, while the lower acts as a loft living space.


physical modelling, hand drafting, google sketchup, adobe photoshop, autoCAD


1b studio

Barnes House Case Study Model, Group Project


physical modelling


1b studio

prefab housing group project

This project takes a prefabrication design concept, and develops it to a point of feasible construction. Our group’s particular design was based on a series of capsules, each of which held one important component of a house’s amenities.


physical modelling, hand drafting


ALTURA As the rate of development in the 21st Century rapidly accelerates, much of the Earth’s environment is given little more than apathetic response. Altura is an attempt to breach the impassivity of the general populous providing a 21st Century experience within the natural beauty of Earth’s landscapes. In this particular location on the cliffs of Moher, Ireland, Altura provides an exciting opportunity to experience the landscape in full, while allowing visitors to also use the structure as a means of “heightening” their embrace of the surrounding views. Though Altura’s purpose is two-fold and radically opposite, it provides visitors with the potential to wholly experience the landscape’s natural dimension.

SSEF Design Competition

group submission with dorothy leung


Tension Cable Connection Detail Floor Plate Support Detail Footing Connection Detail Tension Cable Anchorage Detail

Steel tension cables bolted to connection plates (prefab welded into column)

Tubular steel support beam prefab welded into column

Tubular steel column with prefab welded connection plate bolted into angled concrete footing (anchored into cliff side)

Steel tension cables passed through steel cover plate, into anchorage unit (cover plate is bolted through steel angles) Unit is anchorbolted into concrete footing, reinforced with steel rebars

formZ rendering, adobe photoshop, adobe indesign


1b environmental design oasis project

This structure is intended to act as an oasis for a traveller in a hot arid climatic region.


formZ rendering, google sketchup, hand drafting, adobe photoshop


1b studio

housing complex

This project tries to provide a housing complex that engages the surrounding landscape while providing a communal experience for its inhabitants.


hand drafting, google sketchup, adobe photoshop


1b studio

housing complex


1b enviro

eco-house

This ecohouse project requires the design of a housing unit designed to LEED Platinum standards.


autoCAD, adobe Illustrator, adobe photoshop, FormZ, maxwell render


2a work term

KPMB Architects, Toronto, ON


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autoCAD, adobe illustrator, adobe photoshop, physical modelling, t-shirt design


2a work term

KPMB Architects, Toronto, ON


cjl curtisjaronlai@gmail.com

2B Portfolio-in progress  

portfolio in progress, 2B term

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