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e r u t c e t i h o i c l Ar ortfo P

and I am in my fourth year at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. I have 20 months of experience as an architectural intern in Canada, U.S.A, and Denmark. I am looking for an architectural internship of 4 months from January — April 2020. The following selected works display the graphic sensibilities, architectural design skill, and digital proficiencies that I can contribute to your team. I hope that you enjoy! Also, I know Revit!

(226) 500-2121


September 2015 — Present University of Waterloo, School of Architecture (Cambridge, Canada) Candidate for Bachelors of Architectural Studies, Co-op (Class of 2020) — dean’s honours list for excellent academic standing (2015 — 2019) — academic semester abroad in Rome, Italy (Fall 2019)


January — August 2019 Architectural Intern at HLW International (New York, U.S.A) — completion of landscape design development and construction documentation for Twitter’s office rooftop amenity space — interior design role in development and material/finish specifications for the office expansion of Jane Street Capital May — August 2018 Architectural Intern at C.F. Møller Architects (Aarhus, Denmark) — competition proposal participation through iterative 3D modelling and rendering for a new diabetes center at Aarhus University — visualizations for the expansion of the Braunschweig Municipal Hospital through coordination and collaboration with German architects September — December 2017 Architectural Intern at Architecture Plus Information (New York, U.S.A) — independent role in establishing a new graphic standard for orthographic drawings to be digitally published on Dezeen — physical and digital modelling of facade, furniture, and logo designs for an office as part of Brooklyn’s upcoming Dumbo Heights January — April 2017 Architectural Intern at ZGF Architects (Vancouver, Canada) — progression of architectural drawing sets for design development of The Gardens residential mid-rises — assistance in schematic design of senior housing and mixed-use developments by 3D modelling and diagramming


Digital Rhino, Revit, Vray, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Maxwell Render, Grasshopper, Houdini, Microsoft Office Other laser cutting file preparation, foam cutting, physical model making


April 2019 Exhibition, Projects Review 2019 ‘Sources’ (Cambridge, Canada) — ‘Phenomenological Catharsis’ project displayed in year end show for exemplary undergraduate student work May 2017 Exhibition, Interpreting Integration (Vancouver, Canada) — ‘Neighbour(wood)’ project displayed at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Annual Conference 2015 Scholarship, President’s Entrance Scholarship (Waterloo, Canada)

music and the body

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energy exchange

18 — 27


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living and working

34 — 39

public institutions

40 — 43

outdoor recreation

44 — 49

work experience

50 — 53


site axonometric


multi sensory pavilions in search of a full body musical experience — for design studio of fall 2018 “Every touching experience of architecture is multisensory; qualities of space, matter and scale are measured equally by the eye, ear, nose, skin, tongue, skeleton and muscle. Architecture strengthens the existential experience, one’s sense of being in the world, and this is essentially a strengthened experience of self.” - Juhani Pallasmaa, ‘The Eyes of the Skin’ pg 41 Architectural phenomenological theory privileges the human experience as a fundamental priority. It is interested in incorporating sensory perception into built form in order to create holistically experiential spaces. Music, like architecture, has a strong relationship with the human senses and possesses a transformative influence on emotion. By exercising the strategies of phenomenological design theory, the cognitive reception of music can be pursued to its maximum potential when combined with thoughtfully designed architectural environments. This proposal experiments with musical therapy in the form of a sensory park: sound pavilions provide immersive listening experiences for different genres of music.


Today’s contemporary musical experience is physically inert.

An accentuated stimulation of peripheral sights, sounds, touches, smells, and tastes will activate a multi-sensory experience.

some thoughts


Sound dampened space

Sound intensive space

site strategy

Connecting public space






musical and sensory activation




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legend 1. reception 2. cafĂŠ 3. music retail

4. private treatment 5. group treatment 6. green wall

the visitor center


detailed wall section


massing strategy and exterior perspective


biophysically energetic and non-isolated urbanism — for design studio of winter 2018 “Buildings are fundamentally non-isolated thermodynamic systems. [They] are open to energy and material exchange between their system and their surroundings. This is an absolute, irreducible, and uncontestable reality.” -Kiel Moe, ‘Insulating Modernism’ pg. 20 Moe’s position on architecture’s inherent nonisolation as open systems is the conceptual basis for a series of slab buildings that react and adapt to social and biophysical energies. Four strips programmatically designated for work, creation, growth, and living are stretched in and out from the site boundaries. Harvested rainwater is collected, treated, and consumed in the building to produce materials and goods before percolating back into Toronto’s Humber River. The biophysical forces of sunlight and wind play roles in manipulating conditions of the interior as spaces of constant social and energetic flux.







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ground floor plan





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legend 4



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1. public lawn 2. residential lobby 3. office lobby 4. public market 5. study space 6. exhibition space 7. material depot 8. aquaponic fish farm 9. garden tool rental 10. community garden 11. basketball court 12. vegetated bioswale 13. market spill-out lawn 14. restaurant 15. commercial/retail 16. loading 17. storage/maintenance



office facade detail





residential facade detail


+ facade details

24 work create grow live

sawtooth roof the cover roof polycarbonate roof

residential tower typical residential bedroom sun room typical residential shared common space gym

makerspace mezzanine makerspace workshop greenhouse mezzanine market catwalk daycare residential amenity office tower typical office floor co-working space gallery study space resource center yoga studio

aquaponic fishfarm community garden basketball court residential tower lobby restaurant vegetated bioswale restaurant material depot office lobby commercial / retail market space exhibition space spill out study space covered lawn commercial / retail

exploded axonometric


biophysical processes and flows






exterior perspective


romanticsm art interpreted as architectural space — for the 2018 opengap competition ‘a house for...’ It is Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich that has become the iconic representative masterpiece for Romanticism visual art. A lone traveler overlooks a vast and deeply sublime landscape; it suggests both the conquering of the natural world but also an instance of awe at the sight of its beauty. The Wanderer represents an archetypal being: the restless mind in search of contemplation, self reflection, and release of overwhelming feelings. The Silo acts as a rest stop in the wilderness of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains for self reflection, mindfulness, and an intensified relationship to the landscape. Ultimately, it is a monument to all in the journey of life who hope to seek understanding of its beauties, emotions, and uncertainties.

‘Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog’ 1818 Caspar David Friedrich


The Romantic reveres all that is p

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legend 1. entrance 2. storage 3. changing room

4. bath 5. ramp up

ground plan


personal, emotional, and sublime.


site axonometric






exterior perspective


reconfiguring domestic and working space in social housing — for design studio of fall 2016 How can the typical living unit be modified to evolve the way people live? In order to revolutionize domestic space, the way people think, act, and feel should be examined and expanded to their fullest potentials. This social housing center targets residents of creative disciplines who seek an artistin-residence lifestyle in the urban environment of Toronto. Its response to the modern apartment is a desire to offer a sense of collaboration within both realms of living and working. The creative mind operates best with a mixture of focus, rest, and socializing — a balance difficult to achieve within the lonely confines of a single unit. The proposal is a reconfiguration of domestic spaces to allow a local community to thrive while prioritizing the quality of daily life.






site axonometric + massing development



studio configurations


private unit space shared unit space green space public space elevator core

private circulation public circulation

program and circulation


When we rest as seriously as we work, that is when the creative mind thrives.

1. configurable studio spaces: to work 2. shared greenhouse balconies: to rest





activating a public institution with a secondary program — for design studio of winter 2016 The book and the film are commonly intertwined mediums of story-telling and entertainment. Commercially understood is that a cinematic adaptation will follow a successful piece of writing as a derivative work. The two become linked. But not quite united are the settings of the library and the cinema. Through the fusion of two typically independent public institutions, perhaps what is also combined is the cultural value and liveliness of a building. Three integrated cinemas of varying operation and urban quality activate a library to become a space of social gathering: 1. A public outdoor screening and leisure space; 2. A multi-functional indoor stepped seating area; 3. A traditional ticketed raked cinema.


Fostering sett gathering celebra like-minded

perspective section


tings for public ates the spirit of a d community.



site plan


relationships between waterfront recreation and topography — for design studio of summer 2017 How should a building intervene in a site to make a meaningful contribution to the existing landscape? Pangaea is a recreation center on the shoreline of a new Ontario Place island. A “pocket” driven master plan is edited and refined where berms and depressions populate defined landscape regions. They are programmed based on their scale, landscape allocation, and programmatic theme to produce variation among an undulating topography. Now, rental pavilions scatter the site to service surrounding pockets with equipment and amenities that add uniqueness and spontaneity. Pangaea collides with existing berms to further develop defined public and private spaces, where their interceptions with the architecture make unique points of interest. Reaching into Lake Ontario, the loop intensifies the gradient of wet and dry, stable and unstable, sheltered and exposed.



boreal forest

canadian shield






deciduous forest





The joy in pub stems from spontaneity


blic recreation elements of y and variety.



Braunschweig Municipal Hospital extension C.F. Møller Architects Rhino, Vray for Rhino, Photoshop


visualization work samples as an architectural intern — C.F. Møller Architects and HLW International

The C.F. Møller Architects LAB in Aarhus, Denmark is responsible for the design proposals of competition entries. Notable projects included visualizations for a municipal hospital in its schematic phase and rooftop amenity space where I was given the independent responsibility to model, materialize, and render a series of key scenes. At HLW International in New York City I worked closely with the Director of Landscape and Urbanism to develop a landscaped rooftop amenity space for Twitter’s office. In addition to design development and construction documentation, I produced a series of views that were shown to all employees at Twitter.


Mindet 6 rooftop garden C.F. Møller Architects Rhino, Vray for Rhino, Photoshop


Twitter rooftop amenity space HLW International SketchUp, Enscape for SketchUp, Photoshop

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