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/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Andrew Robert Ralston Cole

PORTFOLIO 2013


//ANDREW ROBERT RALSTON COLE// contact me//

andrew.rr.cole@gmail.com | arrcole@uwaterloo.ca www.andrewcole.ca 25 Belvale Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

WORK EXPERIENCE // BBB Architects January 2012 - April 2012, September 2012 - December 2012, April 2013 - August 2013

Architectural Intern Provided 3D models and images for various stadium projects such as Madison Square Gardens. Participated on the design team for the Detroit By Design proposal. Helped developed a new plan rendering technique, as well as introducing Grasshopper scripts now used throughout the office. Integrated the use of Rhino as model software of choice in urban development design proposals

Foam Factor April 2011- Sept 2011

Spray Foam Technician Worked along side insulators, providing assistance and maintenance to equiptment while on site.

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EDUCATION // University of Waterloo Candidate for Bachelor of Architecture, 2015

Mentor College Ontario Secondary School Diploma 2010 Ontario Scholar 2010 Art Achievement Award 2010 Junior Boys Athlete of the Year 2008

OTHER CERTIFICATES & achievements // Royal conservatory of Music Gr. 8 HRAI certified Ontario Soccer League Finalist Toronto Eagles FC Assistant Captain 2008-2010

ABOUT ME //

RHINO GRASSHOPPER ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE MICROSOFT OFFICE 3DS Studio Max revit autocad v-ray

I am a third year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. I am a hard working individual, determined to always become better at what I am working on and overcome adversities. I enjoy sports, such as football, hockey, and volleyball. I also enjoy playing instruments, in particular piano.

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CONTENTS Madison Square Gardens DEFYING VENUE Freiburg minster Detroit by Design Parametric residence Botanical bog garden

Visualizations Reference letter

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the Garden chandelier 4

February 2012


During my co-op terms at BBB Architects, I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity work on high client profile stadium projects. One of the tasks that I was managing was the design, presentation, and physical model creation of the Madison Square Gardens Scoreboard, to be hung in the arena September 2013. The design process allowed the exploration of geometries, use of 3-D fabrication and photoshop to create a complete presentation with multiple options. The models below were four iterations of the design, with interchangeable top marquee rings that allowed the client to mix and match options until something appropriate was achieved.

//schematic proof of concept drawings.

//1�=1/8th scale 3-D printed models. Sticker templates created in Rhino + Photoshop and adhered with spray adhesive 5


defying venue 6


// final perspective - view 1

A personal CGI competition entry done for the Flying Architecture Community. The competition titled “Architecture Unchained� challenged the CGI and Architectural Rendering community to design anything at all that just ignored the rules of gravity. The influence at working with stadiums at my day job provided me the inspiration to create a flying venue, with concept of lofting fabrics blowing in the wind. The contest also provided a way to learn Grasshopper script modelling, as well as improve my VRay and photoshop abilities.

// grasshopper structural space frame and truss samples

// material pallet 7


freiburg minster October 2012

As part of the University of Waterloo Arch 292 course (Iconography) we were asked to reconstruct a scale model of a variety of cathedrals, synagogues, and mosques referred to in our course material. My team of five (Jack Lipson, Tony Shi, Justin Lai, Charles Ye, Liwei Wang and myself) was assigned the Freiburg Minster located in Freiburg, Germany. The presented model is a 1:100 scale model constructed from millboard, measuring 2.5 meters long and the spire 1.16 meters high. The model had to express a section through a key element of the space. In this model we chose to section through the spire that “will forever remain the most beautiful spire on earth� as said by Jacob Burckhardt.

//front spire plan

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// full length model photo, base measuring 2.5 meters.


//freiburg minster spire measures 116 meters high, the model is 1.16meters high and the clock is operational.

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DXD// detroit by design December 2012

I participated on a design team that submitted a proposal for the Detroit By Design competition. The competition required us to rejuvenate the site of Hart Plaza, along the Detroit river between Cobo Convention Hall and the Renaissance Center. Our proposal extended beyond that of the site constraint, as we saw that Cobo Hall, Jefferson Avenue and the Windsor tunnel to be the reasons for the lack of activity in the isolated plaza space. We proposed extending the river presence of the plaza by reducing the presence of Cobo hall against the river. We also proposed bringing Joe Louis Arena to the plaza to be a generator of activity, and hiding the 8 lane thru-way under an articulated landscape connecting downtown back to the waterfront. The use of Grasshopper and Rhino allowed for the creation of the articulated landscape and the perforated treatment found against the park surfaces. 10


//rendered site plan

//birds eye perspective

// major moves and new axres diagram.

// circulation over time. 700h, 1200h, 1700h , 2100h 11


//1:500 scale model of proposed residence. 3-D printed facade, laser cut plexi-glass and led lit on a card stock 12


J l 2013 July

parametric residences

//grasshopper script overview 13


grasshopper wiring.

// grasshopper construction of the form with corner story controlling sliders During my time at BBB Architects, I was tasked with writing a parametric Grasshopper script to help create iterations of one of the residential proposals. I had created a script that allowed the user to control how many storeys they wanted at each corner of the site. The model then drew itself around the courtyard, which was a predetermined shape, and then sectioned out the floor plates providing the square footage of each massing iteration. The use of Grasshopper in the office was a new implemetation, and I was asked to compile a notebook of all the applications that I had brought into the office with explanation on execution in case they would like to adjust or re-use wire sketches.

// grasshopper floor area calculator later on in the same script when building the massing 14


//massing iterations generated from GH Script.

//Sketch Render of adjusted massing 15


BOG botanical garden

July 2012

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Bog rosemary Common Wood Sorrel Dense cottongrass Labrador Tea Tawny cottongrass

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Cranberries Grass-pink Rose Pogonia Snowberries Three-leaved False Solomon's-seal Yellow-eyed grass

Forest Type Edges: Boreal Tamarack

Cranberries Grass-pink Rose Pogonia Snowberries Three-leaved False Solomon's-seal Yellow-eyed grass

80 60 40 20 0 -20 -40 -60 -80 -100 -120 -140 -160

pH LEVEL 6

pH LEVEL 2.6

//mapping of a bog. SPECIMENS FROM PUBLIC

SHIPPING/RECIEVING

SPECIMENS FROM SCIENTISTS

SORTING SPECIMENS

BOTANY LABS LAB TRANSFERS

ANATOMY LABS

DISPLAY EXHIBITS

LAB TRANSFERS

TAXONOMY LABS

UTILITIES ELECTRICAL VEGETATION WASTE

TO OTHER HERBARIUMS LAB CYCLE

LAB WASTE

WATER

COMPOST & WASTE

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DISPLAY PREPERATION

MAIN CIRCULATION LOOPS SHORE LINE PATH

INTERIOR DISPLAYS

LOANED DISPLAYS

ACADEMIC EXHIBITION SPACE

SPECIMENS FROM PUBLIC

ACADEMIC ARCHIVE

SPECIMENS FROM SCIENTISTS

LONG-TERM STORAGE

GREENHOUSES COLLECTIONS

TEMPORARY STORAGE

CRANBERRY OPPERATIONS

EXTERIOR GARDENS DISPLAY ORGANIZATION PLAN FOR GROWTH

LOANED DISPLAYS RETAIL SHIPPING

VEHICLE CIRCULATION SERVICE CIRCULATION ALTERNATIVE ROUTES UTILITIES ELECTRICAL

COMPOST & WASTE DISPLAY ROTATION

SEASONAL ROTATION

ARCHIVE DISPLAYS

WATER

//above - mapping of garden operations. below - render of garden moment.

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//mapping park circulation and program.

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//Rochester Institute of Technology Interior Render. - BBB Architects

// Exterior stadium visualization // Botanical Gardens visualization

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Thank you

2013 Portfolio  

A collection of work by Andrew Ralston Cole

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