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> RESUME EDUCATION

PROFILE

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE

CANADIAN

University of Waterloo: School of Architecture [ Class of 2019 ]

LANGUAGES

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES, HONOURS CO-OP

ENGLISH

University of Waterloo: School of Architecture [ Class of 2017 ]

(WRITTEN AND SPOKEN)

SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA, ONTARIO SCHOLAR St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, Mississauga, ON [ Class of 2012 ]

EMPLOYMENT

2017 JAN - APR

ATELIER PRO ARCHITEKTEN Architectural Assisstant [ Den Haag, NL ]: Digital Modelling, Rendering, Drafting for

ARQUITECTONICA INTERNATIONAL CORP. Architectural Designer [ Los Angeles, CA ]: Master Planning, Digital Modelling, Rendering, Drafting for the entire schematic design set of a large residential complex near Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino.

2015 MAY - AUG

2014 SEPT - DEC

GOULD EVANS

TAMIL

(SPOKEN)

DIGITAL Adobe Creative Suite AutoCAD Revit Architecture Rhinoceros 3ds Max

Designer [ San Francisco, CA ]: Master Planning, Conceptual Designing, CAD Sche-

Sketchup

matics, to produce full presentation packages for wineries, residences and and school projects within the Bay area.

Lumion

HDR INC.

VR Game Engines

Architectural Intern [ Toronto, ON ]: CAD & Revit Design, Detail Schematics, Site Coordination, Contract Administration, Flythrough Aniimations for large scale hospital and public sector projects in Canada.

2014 JAN - APR

(WRITTEN)

SKILLS

competitions, visualization-based presentation sets for numerous European projects. 2016 JAN - AUG

FRENCH

Vray

MANUAL

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO + WATERLOO REGION

Hand Drafting

Architectural Research Assistant/ Graphic Designer for Former Dean Eric Haldenby [ Waterloo, ON ]: CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator Presentation Sets of Compiled Research

Physical Modeling

for the design of 7 exhibitions in Waterloo Region. 2013 JUN - AUG

DESIGN TWG: INTERIOR DESIGN Architectural Intern [ Mississauga, ON ]: Design, Production Drawing Sets for the interiors of numerous large-scale commercial projects, cafés & clinics.

GENERAL MS Office, Bluebeam Site: Photography, GIS

RECOGNITION CSC DESIGN COMPETITION WINNER (2ND PLACE PRIZE) [ 2018 ] UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO MERIT SCHOLARSHIP [ 2012 ] DECA INTERNATIONALS: CREATIVE MARKETING PROJECT CATEGORY (TOP 10 INTERNATIONALLY & 1ST PLACE IN CANADA) [ 2012 ] IMAGES ARTWORK SHOWCASE: JUNIOR ARTIST AWARD [ 2011 ] ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD (HIGHEST PERCENTAGE IN VISUAL ART) [ 2009, 2010 ]

INTERESTS ACADEMIC: UWATERLOO STUDENT ASSOCIATION [ 2012-2018 ], MAYOR’S YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND DECA [ 2010-2012 ], WRESTLING [ 2011 ] PERSONAL: ART COMMISSIONS, PHOTOGRAPHY, VR PROJECT DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, DANCE, CRAFT, TRAVEL, BIKING, HIKING


TABLE OF CONTENTS VOID: URBAN INTERVENTION T48: DESIGN CHALLENGE WEAVE: URBAN COMPLEX EDGE: CLIMACTIC LODGING CASE STUDY: TDCCBR HACIENDA INSTALLATION SCHEMATICS SITE PHOTOGRAPHY BRANDING: PRINT + DIGITAL WORK INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN TRADITIONAL ART MASTER’S DESIGN THESIS MORE ABOUT ME

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RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY SECTOR

+ MORPHOLOGY OF FORM

MAIN INTERSTITIAL PUBLIC CENTER AND COMMERCIAL SECTOR

ction of pushing and pulling a structure. The scheme segregates pro+ MORPHOLOGY OF FORM to bring all the integral factors of a neighbourhood close to its inhabiwhere each cube is 15 meters wide. The vehicular access to traverse ccentuated. The community space of this project is focused as a renogincludes a structure. Thealong scheme proseating the segregates water feature resembling the Aurelian wall. tors of a horizontally neighbourhood to+ MORPHOLOGY its inhabirculation and close establishing a connection between the dense OF FORM + PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN ters wide. The vehicular access to traverse space of this project is focused as a renowater feature resembling the Aurelian wall. segregates prostablishing a connection between the dense ose to its inhabi+ PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN MORPHOLOGY cess+ to traverse OF FORM cused as a renohe Aurelian wall. tween the dense

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SECTOR

+ PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

LEGEND MAIN PATH VEHICULAR CROSSING

CIRCULATION

LEGEND MAIN PATH VEHICULAR CROSSING

CIRCULATION

LEGEND ENCLOSED BUILDINGS VOIDS/ OPEN SPACE

OPEN SPACE VS. ENCOLSED

LEGEND ENCLOSED BUILDINGS VOIDS/ OPEN SPACE

OPEN SPACE VS. ENCOLSED

PROGRAMMING

LEGEND RECREATION COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL HEALTH + WORSHIP

LEGEND RECREATION COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL HEALTH + WORSHIP

PROGRAMMING

ACCESS AND PROGRAMMING SECTORS

LEGEND MAIN PATH VEHICULAR CROSSING

CIRCULATION

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LEGEND RECREATION COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL HEALTH + WORSHIP

PROGRAMMED BUILDING TYPES SPREAD ON THE SITE

+ Mending the periphery the lost value of the curr interaction among distric building types with modu The main contextual princ tending outwards of the 3-meter grid to justify th cuses on building a com recreational blocks into la a central sunken piazza w grated within each reside of the levels of public ve end, with a pharmacy, cli to the right of the piazza al elements but merge o and building types. Withi frame the activity of spa of the design of this urb

+ Mending the periphery is an urban design intervention for the Tuscolano district of Rome, Italy to pose a new urban scheme to revitalize the lost value of the current existing space. The scheme focuses on restoring density to the urban village and creating new vibrancy and VO I D i s a n u r b a n p l a n n i n g c o n c e p t t h a t m i x e s t h e c o u r t y a r d p a r t i w i t h allowing ease of circulation horizontally and establishing a connection interaction design t h e a camong t i o n o f district p u s h i n g inhabitants. a n d p u l l i n g aTos tachieve r u c t u r e . this, T h e sthe chem e s e g r efeatures gates bmodules e t w e e n t hof e deach e n s e type r e s i d eof n t i aspace. l f o o t i nLandscape g w i t h t h e rblocks, e c r e a t i ospecific nal buildings. programming into 3 quadrants; public space, community gathering and Public courtyards are the elements of sustainable architecture. Within a building r e stypes i d e n t i awith l t o bmodular r i n g a l l tproperties h e i n t e g r a l and f a c t opublic r s o f aspace n e i g h bformation o u r h o o d c l otypes s e t o were n e i gcreated h b o r h o o dtod be e s i ginputted n a t e d f o r at t h evarious i n h a b i t locations a n c e o f r e facross u g e e s , tthe h e i nsite. teraction i t s i ncontextual h a b i t a n t s . Tprinciples h e c o u r t y afollowed r d v o i d s ofor f t h edetermining p r o j e c t w e r ethe m aarrangement p p e d u s i n g a ofa m o n g s t p involved e e r s i s e xpaying t r e m e l y attention i m p o r t a n t to t o existing i n t e g r a t e street t h e m i nlines t o a exn e w c i t y. The main spaces rectilinear grid where each cube is 15 meters wide. The vehicular access Hence the voided space or courtyard was chosen as the determining factor tendingt o outwards of the site, the location of other important community spaces that already existed nearby, the ordinance of a rigorous traverse the site has been maintained, and the idea of open space and of this project. As a planning concept, this courtyard scheme adapts to the gardens highly accentuated. The community space of this project is fopast, present and future of architecture, being a typology that any being 3-meter grid to justify the morphology and the flow of traffic that might occur through the new urban scape designed. The project focused as a renovation from the existing conditions. The main public space would recognize and feel a sense of recluse in. Due to the fact that the i t h building o p e n m a ra k ecommunity t s i n c l u d e s s eand a t i n gdefining a l o n g t h eintegration w a t e r f e a t u amongst r e r e s e m b l the i n g t inhabitants he h o u s i n ginmthe odule s o n s i t e a r earea. m o s t lHence, y m u l t i f athe m i l yproject h o u s i n gspreads , t h e c o u rout tyards in cuses won residential Aurelian wall. This sector of the project acts as the axis for the scheme, t h o s e a r e a s p r o v i d e a n a d a p t a b l e m e a n s of s u st a i n a b i l i t y a n d t ra n s c e n d e n c e. recreational blocks into landscaped areas all along the site and creates a central path of circulation through the site that passes through RENDERED PLAN a central sunken piazza with a market and an urban playscape labyrinth. Across the central path of the site, there are various shops inte- [ 7 ] grated within each residential building, to encourage the integration of private and public space. Though the site is fairly mixed in terms RENDERED PLAN of the levels of public versus private space, the scheme organizes itself to have the community and recreation area on the south west end, with a pharmacy, clinic and church above, a main pizza and market/dense-commercial area in the center and highly residential area CIRCULATION

LEGEND MAIN PATH VEHICULAR CROSSING

OPEN SPACE VS. ENCOLSED

LEGEND RECREATION COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL HEALTH + WORSHIP

LEGEND ENCLOSED BUILDINGS VOIDS/ OPEN SPACE

PROGRAMMING RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX

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L+LANDSCAPE A N D S C A P E TTYPES YPES

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*PRECEDENTED

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SUNBATHING AREA

PLANTER BENCHES

3D PLAYGROUND

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P a o w t


Public courtyards are the elements of sustainable architecture. Within a neighborhood designated for the inhabitance of refugees, the interaction amongst peers is extremely important to integrate them into a new city. Hence the voided space or courtyard was chosen as the determining factor of this project. As a planning concept, this courtyard scheme adapts to the past, present and future of architecture, being a typology that any being F U L L S I T Eon A XO NOM E T Rmostly I C ( W I Tmultifamily H P H OTO R Ehousing, N D E R A Nthe D P Hcourtyards YS I C A L B U I LT would recognize and feel a sense of recluse in. Due to the fact that the housing modules site are in M O D E L ) those areas provide an adaptable means of sustainability and transcendence.

B U I L D I N G B LO C K T Y P O LO GY ( B U I LT M O D E L )

+ RESIDENTIAL TYPOLOGY MODULE

AXONOMETRIC DRAWING DNS

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TECHNIQUE Adobe Creative Suite AutoCAD Rhinoceros Revit Sketchup Vray Site: Photography, GIS

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ST R E RT V I E W, S E C T I O N R E N D E R S A N D D I A G R A M S [ 20 1 8 C S C D ES I G N CO M P E T I T I O N W I N N E R ]

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T h e F O U R - E I G H T i s t h e e x p a n s i o n o f a 1 94 0 s c u l t u r a l i c o n i n K i t c h e n e r ’s b u z z i n g d o w n t o w n c i t y c o r e . T h e b u i l d i n g b o a s t s a u n i q u e history with multiple occupants over its life span but eventually b e c a m e v a c a n t . Fo r t u n a t e l y t h i s o p p o r t u n i t y w a s a b l e t o g i v e r i s e t o t h e b o o m i n g b l u e s c o m m u n i t y w i t h i n t h e c i t y. T h e 1 5 , 0 0 0 + s q .f t of existing space was challenged with the task of expanding and a d a p t i n g t o s u i t i t s p r i m e l o c a t i o n i n t h e c i t y ’s t e c h s e c t o r. A s t h e p r o j e c t i s n e s t l e d w i t h i n t h e b u s y s t r e e t s o f d o w n t o w n K i t c h e n e r, the projected scheme seeks to integrate all existing functions and create a comfortably warm atmospheric building fit to the needs of any Kitchener socialite. With the city roots embedded in a rich

historic culture of blues music, the first floor seeks to open out and mediate the space between public and private, to envision a smooth transition into the heart of the project; the jazz hub. The program of the b u i l d i n g s e e k s t o c r e a t e a d e s i g n t h a t i s n’ t o v e r - i m p o s i n g , m a i n t a i n s a delicate imprint on the landscape and creates lots of airy circulation through the project. Hence the first floor exists as an entrance into a b a r/c a f é s c h e m e o v e r l o o k e d t h r o u g h a c e n t r a l e x p a n s i v e a t r i u m . T h e second floor introduces a grand mezzanine sandwiched between start-up and tech office spaces. This project aims to express all the best qualities o f K i t c h e n e r ’s h e r i t a g e a n d b r i n g t h e c o m m u n i t y t o g e t h e r i n t h i s e l e g a n t hospitable scheme.

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Paint swatch finishes in colours: eggshell, bone, moon, glacial white and husk

es: Local Ar�st Displays

Paint swatch finishes in colours: eggshell, bone, moon, glacial white and husk

Contemporary Gallery Pieces: Local Ar�st Displays

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Jonas Copper Wire Ceiling Pendant Light with LED bulb fixture

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Standard Faux Leather Furniture Varying Shades

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Standard Faux Leather Fu  Shades Varying

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Flamed Finished Basalt Tile

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Onyx Acrylic Enamel Finish

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Low-E Glazing

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WASHROOMS UNIVERSAL WASHROOM

Onyx Acrylic Enamel Finish

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Paint swatch finishes in colours: eggshell, bone, moon, glacial white and husk

F LO O R P L A N S A N D M AT E R I A L PA L E T T E [ 20 1 8 C S C D ES I G N CO M P E T I T I O N W I N N E R ] WASHROOMS

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STORAGE

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EXTERIOR Wood Slat Ceiling- Cedar Wood Aluminum Cladding Panel Low-E Glazing Exis�ng Red Brick Glacial White Granite Stone Granite Grey Stone

CONCRETE TILE FINISH PAINT FINISHED WALL GLAZING

 Acous�c Drop Ceiling Panels (Armstrong -48” x 48”)

LOW-E GLAZING CONCRETE WALL WOODEN DOOR PANEL WOODEN DOOR FRAME GREY DRYWALL

 Copper Beige Leather Red Leather White Leather Black Leather Faux Fur Fabrics Onyx Furnishing Finish

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Marble Floor Tiling Grey Carpet Beige Carpet Nero Porcelain Wood Decking Flamed Finished Basalt Tile

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> R E N OVAT I O N A N D H E R I TA G E P R E S E R VAT I O N // WAT E R LO O , O N TA R I O

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Fairy Lights with LED bulb fixture

Paint swatch finishes in colours: eggshell, bone, moon, glacial white and husk

Contemporary Gallery Pieces: Local Ar�st Displays

Jonas Copper Wire Ceiling Pendant Light with LED bulb fixture

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IPE Wood Decking

Aluminium Cladding Panel

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Flamed Finished Basalt Tile

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Textured Drywall Finish

Ivy Vines & Cherry Blossom

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Onyx Acrylic Enamel Finish

Standa Varying

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M AT E R I A L B O A R D [ 20 1 8 C S C D ES I G N CO M P E T I T I O N W I N N E R ]

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EXTERIOR EXTERIOR Wood Slat CeilingWood Slat Cedar CeilingWood Cedar Wood Aluminum Cladding AluminumPanel Cladding Panel Low-E Glazing Low-E Glazing Exis�ng RedExis� Brick ng Red Brick Glacial White Glacial Granite White Stone Granite Stone Granite Grey Granite StoneGrey Stone

CONCRETE TILE CONCRETE FINISH TILE FINISH PAINT FINISHED PAINT WALL FINISHED WALL GLAZING

GLAZING

  Acous�c Drop Acous� Ceiling c Drop Panels Ceiling (Armstrong Panels (Armstrong -48” x 48”) -48” x 48”)

LOW-E GLAZING LOW-E GLAZING CONCRETE WALL CONCRETE WALL WOODEN DOOR WOODEN PANEL DOOR PANEL WOODEN DOOR WOODEN FRAMEDOOR FRAME GREY DRYWALL GREY DRYWALL

  Copper Copper Beige Leather Beige Leather Red LeatherRed Leather

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P R O J E C T: W E AV E

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S I T E A N D P R OJ E C T R E N D E R S

TECHNIQUE Adobe Creative Suite AutoCAD Rhinoceros 3Ds Max Sketchup Vray, Maxwell Site: Photography, GIS

We a v e i s a p r o j e c t t h a t i n v o l v e d t h e c o m p l e t i o n o f a n e n t i r e s c h e m a t i c d e sign set of over 300 pages and creation of a full presentation documents of renders and visual paraphernalia. The lot size for this project is one of the largest scales worked, being 12 .4 net acres, involving all multi-family resid e n t i a l h o u s i n g . T h e d e s i g n c o n s i s t s o f 94 2 u n i t s w i t h a d e n s i t y o f 76 u n i t s / acre. The project includes 3 amenity decks and a bike hub plaza and sits next t o A C2 i n C u p e r t i n o , Ca l i f o r n i a . T h e l a r g e s t p a r t o f t h i s p r o j e c t w a s s p e n t working on the over 20 typical unit plans, inserting them into the seven levels, photoshopping renders and designing the project through iterations i n A u t o C A D a n d I l l u s t r a t o r. T h e d e v e l o p e r ( c l i e n t ) r e q u e s t e d i t e r a t i o n s a n d statistical data throughout every stage of movement throughout the entire project, allowing for a refined design, well versed and well thought.

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> U R B A N R E S I D E N T I A L C O M P L E X // C U P E R T I N O , C A L I FO R N I A

LEGEND

2 BEDROOM

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1 BEDROOM

STUDIO

MODEL UNITS

CORRIDOR

CORES / M.E.P.

AMENITY

AMENITY PATH

AMENITY DECK

E.V.A. LANE

VEHICLE PATH

POOL

STORAGE

PARKING

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S I T E A N D P R OJ E C T R E N D E R S

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P R O J E C T: E D G E

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Site: Photography, GIS


AT M O S P H E R I C P R OJ E C T R E N D E R S

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never b r e a k o f f f r o m t h e j o u r n e y. ” — P a t Co n r o y “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the j o u r n e y. ” — F i t z h u g h M u l l a n “A l l j o u r n e y s h a v e s e c r e t d e s t i n a t i o n s o f w h i c h t h e t r a v e l e r i s u n aware.”—Martin Buber The stunningly wild islands of the Orkneys em-brace the didactic of turbulent climactic experiences unlike any other part of the world. The Brough of Birsay especially is a magnificent celebration of the journeys taken and not set foot on for any journeyer that chooses Scotland to conquest. The extremity of the conditions of the world

and fragility of human life become celebrated in the unpredictability of the c l i m a t e o f B i r s a y. J u s t a s t h e w e a t h e r i s a g r a n d s p e c t a c l e o f o b s e r v a n c e on the island, the edge condition inherently becomes the pinnacle of experience and frames the location of the project. The lodge announces the journey in every stage of experiencing the island by offering a condition to intervene on the landscape to promote an active and strong engagement with the theatrics of Orkney climate. The upper deck extends journeyers to plunge into the horizon and the bottom deck brings them back to be guarded in the nestled safety of their mystic and eerie rooms. The dest i n a t i o n i s n’ t t h e o n l y e x p a n s e o f t h e j o u r n e y b y a n y m e a n s a s t r a v e l e r s are encouraged to follow a distinct cliffside path to reach the lodge. The dynamism of the island is mirrored in the dynamism each journeyer will take in experiencing Birsay and in moving through the spaces of the lodge.

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> C L I M A C T I C LO D G I N G I N T E R V E N T I O N // B R O U G H O F B I R S AY, S C O T L A N D

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S I T E ST R AT E GY A N D P R OJ E C T R E N D E R S

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LEGEND 1. Sauna 2. Rooms 3. Dining 4. Greenhouse 5. Inner Corridor 6. Changerooms 7. WR 8. WC 9. Kitchen 10. Pantry 11. Servicing 12. Waste Management 13. Storage 14. Mechanical 15. Electrical 16. Laundry 17. Lodge Manager 18. Office And Staff WC 19. Office 20. Lobby 21. Archive And Shop 22. Artist’s Studio 23. Vestibule

22.

GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1:100

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> C L I M A C T I C LO D G I N G I N T E R V E N T I O N // B R O U G H O F B I R S AY, S C O T L A N D

TOP TO BOTTOM: PRECAST CONCRETE PAVERS INSULATION WATERPROFING MEMBRANE CONCRETE TOPPPING ON SLAB TO SLOPE RAIN TOWARDS DRAIN CONCRETE ON METAL DECK COLD FORMED METAL FRAMING INTERIOR AIR SEALANT BEAD FOR AIR SEAL CONTINUITY THERMAL AIR TRAP TRUSS SYSTEM STRUCTURE, OPEN WEB STEEL JOIST SYSTEM DROP HANGER ROD

LEFT TO RIGHT: TRIPLE GLAZING (FIXED) ALUMINUM STRUCTURAL GLAZING SYSTEM SIP FUNCTION METAL SOFFIT PANEL INTERIOR AIR SEALANT BEAD FOR AIR SEAL CONTINUITY THERMAL AIR TRAP TRUSS SYSTEM STRUCTURE, OPEN WEB STEEL JOIST SYSTEM DROP HANGER ROD

TOP TO BOTTOM: CONCRETE PAVERS AIR GAP DRAINAGE BARRIER SEALANT REINFORCED CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB RADIANT FLOOR COILS LEFT TO RIGHT: STONE TYPE GYP SHEATHING STIFFENER PLATE STEEL ANGLE INSULATION METAL SOFFIT PANEL

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D E TA I L S C H E M AT I C S A N D C L I M AT E CO N D I T I O N S D I A G R A M S

FACING CONCRETE WALL THERMAL BRIDGE BREAK AIR GAP WATER CONTROL LAYER EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE INSULATION HOLLOW BRICK WALL STEEL REVEAL ALUMINUM WINDOW FRAME WATER-RESISTANT MDF BOARD HEAD JAMB TO PAINT

TOP TO BOTTOM: ZINC HELMET FOR PARAPET PRECAST CONCRETE PAVERS WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE INSULATION LEVELLING SCREED SCREED VOIDED SLAB OWS JOIST/SERVICE ZONE RECESSED CEILING WITH LED EMBEDS OSB SHEATHING POLYCARBONATE

STROKED CONCRETE FLOOR FINISH SCREED EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE INSULATION LEVELLING SCREED GRAVEL LAYER MDF SKIRTING TO PAINT

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S E C T I O N R E N D E R S A N D P R OJ E C T S K E TC H ES

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> G R E E N I N T E R V E N T I O N // T E R R E N C E D O N N E L LY C E N T R E , U O F T

C A S E ST U D Y: T D C C B R

TECHNIQUE Adobe Creative Suite AutoCAD Rhinoceros Revit Sketchup Vray Site: Photography, GIS

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This project and in-depth analysis was used as a means to understand the importance of convivial environments and understand the public complex design s t r a t e g y. T h e Te r r e n c e D o n n e l l y Ce n t r e f o r Ce l l u l a r a n d B i o m o l e c u l a r R e s e a r c h , a l s o k n o w n a s t h e C C B R , o r s i m p l y D o n n e l l y, i s a n e x p e r i m e n t a l r e s e a r c h b u i l d i n g l o c a t e d a t 1 6 0 Co l l e g e S t r e e t , To r o n t o , Ca n a d a , c r e a t e d t o s u p p o r t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f To r o n t o ’s p o s t g r a d u a t e , d o c t o r a t e a n d p r o f e s s i o n a l b i o e n g i n e e r s and disease researchers. Inspired by the idea that most breakthroughs occur o u t s i d e o f t h e l a b , t h e D o n n e l l y Ce n t r e i s d e s i g n e d t o e n a b l e c h a n c e e n c o u n t e r s a n d i n t e r d i s c i p l i n a r y i n t e r a c t i o n t h r o u g h t r a n s p a r e n c y, o v e r l a p p i n g p r o gram, and active circulation spaces in a sustainable, functional, and state of t h e a r t r e s e a r c h f a c i l i t y. T h e D o n n e l l y Ce n t r e a c h i e v e s m o s t o f t h e s e g o a l s a n d is a comfortable and popular indoor public space and thoroughfare for the St. G e o r g e Ca m p u s , a n d a b a d g e o f i d e n t i t y f o r i t s e m p l o y e e s . T h e C C B R i s n o t s o much an object as a system that coerces a variety of disciplines to interact. The private facilities on the upper levels are organized into vertical zones to create an efficient and functional layout most appropriate for scientific work. A public elevator shaft and service elevator shaft are the primary means of vertical circulation. Open concept workspaces containing lab benches and personal desks are stacked on the east side. Support rooms containing heavier research equipment are stacked adjacent to the west.


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R E N D E R E D S I T E D R AW I N GS

UN Lara Isaac, Anisha Sankar, Jonatha

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> G R E E N I N T E R V E N T I O N // T E R R E N C E D O N N E L LY C E N T R E , U O F T

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NORTH-SOUTH SECTION Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (TDCCBR)


R E N D E R E D D R AW I N G S E C T I O N S

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> G R E E N I N T E R V E N T I O N // T E R R E N C E D O N N E L LY C E N T R E , U O F T

vertical circulation

laboratory space

service space

offices

active corridor

atria

connective stairs

interconnectivity

UPPER PROGRAM

forecourt

path

garden

thoroughfare

intersection

office

seminar

cafeteria

LOWER PROGRAM

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M A S S I N G A N D S I E D I A G R A M S, P R O G R A M M AT I C R E N D E R

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> G R E E N I N T E R V E N T I O N // T E R R E N C E D O N N E L LY C E N T R E , U O F T

core fire stairs, elevators, washrooms

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AARMATURE R M AT U R E O F OF C I RCIRCULATION, C U L AT I O N A N D PUBLIC SPACES P U B L I C S PA C E S

open lab space lab workbenches, scientists’ desks

shared loading loading serving all med buildings

support space machinery, vents, electrical, W/C

public programs cafss, offices, seminar rooms, washrooms

offices private, enclosed

core stairs, elevators, washrooms

shared loading serves CCBR and all adjacent buildings basement labs animal testing

PPROGRAMS R O G R A M S / P /U PUBLIC, B L I C A N DPRIVATE P R I VAT E AND SERVICES

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public ground floor connections across site, cafeteria

SSERVICES E R V I C E S PA C E S

ventilation equipment 7 units on 2 dedicated floors and basement vent labs and other spaces

mechanical shafts serves CCBR


PROGRAMMING DIAGRAMS AND RENDERED SECTIONS

CONTEXT

permeable service areas

open labs

ATMOSPHERIC SECTIONS

permeable service areas open labs

ATMOSPHERIC SECTIONS

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> H E R I TA G E R E ST O R AT I O N // M O R A G A , C A L I F O R N I A

P R O J E C T: H A C I E N D A TECHNIQUE Adobe Creative Suite AutoCAD Rhinoceros Revit Sketchup Vray Site: Photography, GIS

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The Hacienda de Las Flores is an elegant estate in Moraga, C A well deserving of a fresh renovation. The site of this estate was also decided to be re-envisioned, involving aspects of art, wine, v i t i c u l t u r e a n d c o m m u n i t y. T h e M o r a g a c o m m u n i t y w a s c o n s u l t e d through various meetings held and 3 months of my term were heavily dedicated in conceptual design towards this project. L a n d s c a p i n g o n t h e s i t e w a s a l s o a n i n t e g r a l f a c t o r. I n i t i a l l y, t w o concepts were proposed to the community with the decision that o n e w o u l d b e p u s h e d f o r w a r d . Ev e n t u a l l y, t h e s c h e m e s e l e c t e d integrated more concepts of wine and introduced a new fully glazed garden room that expanded into the front court.


M A S S I N G A N D S I E D I A G R A M S, R E N D E R S

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> H E R I TA G E R E ST O R AT I O N // M O R A G A , C A L I F O R N I A

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S I T E M A P S A N D D ES I G N S C H E M E P L A N S

DONALD DRIVE

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FLORES

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(N) ENTRY PLAZA/ ROADWAY CONNECTION (N) YEAR-ROUND GARDEN ROOM FOR GATHERING/ DINING

POTENTIAL BOUTIQUE WINE MAKING FACILITY

(N) COTTAGES (1-2 STORY) 18 TOTAL (N) CART PATH

(N) SPECIAL COURTYARD AREA/ PATIO

HACIENDA TRAIL

(E) CASITAS- NEW SUITES FOR INN (3 ROOMS) AS CASIT

LEGEND CREEK

RESIDENTIAL AREA

EMERGENCY ACCESS ONLY

EXISTING BUILDINGS PROPERTY LINE

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LANDSCAPE BUFFER STAIR

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LAGUNA CREEK

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ART/ SCULPTURE PARK HACIENDA TRAIL CASITAS

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> I N STA L L AT I O N // D E S I G N S C H E M E S

I N STA L L AT I O N S

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Curb Shell is geared towards designing a pedestrian walkway within a mass of parking s p a c e s ; o r r a t h e r, d e s i g n i n g a t t a c h a b l e c o m p o n e n t s o n t o a n o r m a l s i d e w a l k c u r b . I n t h i s w a y i t f u n c t i o n s a s a t r a n sf o r m a b l e c u r b a n d p a r k i n g l o t a t t a c h m e n t . C u r b S h e l l a t taches itself onto existing spaces; highlighting its essential “pop-up� form. The design priorities with regard to Curb Shell involved plenty of cost budgeting, economic sust a i n a b i l i t y, p e r m e a b i l i t y, o v e r a l l i m p a c t , a e s t h e t i c s , v i a b i l i t y a n d g e n e r a l s p a t i a l a t m o sphere. In this sense, Curb Shell attempts to enhance existing spaces through providing both a marketplace and socializing area. It involves an expandable walkway that is simply constructed and is able to be assembled both on-site and at any other preferred a n o t h e r l o c a t i o n t o t h e n b e t r a n sf e r r e d o n t o t h e t a r g e t e d s i t e . I t s v a s t v a r i e t y o f p a r t s makes it easily mobile through the usage of trucks. The walkway shields pedestrians f r o m r a i n , s n o w, a n d s u n . C u r b S h e l l i s a l s o t a r g e t e d t o w a r d s a i d i n g p e d e s t r i a n s w a l k ing to shopping centres and people walking towards far away public communal spaces.


R E N D E R A N D E X P LO D E D A XO N O M E T R I C

P i c t u r e t h i s ; y o u ’r e o u t o n a r e c l u s i v e w e e k e n d c a m p i n g w i t h a p a l o r t w o a n d y o u c o m e a c r o s s a b e a c o n i n t h e n i g h t t i m e w h i l e y o u r e t u r n f r o m y o u r h i k e u p h a l f d o m e . Yo u l o o k o u t i n t o t h e l a k e b e s i d e a n d s e e a r e d g l i m m e r. I t ’s o b v i o u s l y g l i s t e n i n g d u e t o t h e f a c t t h a t t h e r e ’s a g i a n t b l i n d i n g l i g h t c o m i n g f r o m t h e t o p c u b e i n t h i s s u r r e a l s t r u c t u r e i n f r o m o f y o u . Yo u r s e n s e s a r e a m p l i f i e d , y o u g o i n t o e a c h l e v e l a n d e n c o u n t e r a n e w t y p e o f e n v i r o n m e n t . E a c h l e v e l i s s o m e t h i n g n e w t o y o u r s e n s e s . Yo u w a l k i n t o t h e f i r s t c u b e a n d y o u s e e n o t h i n g a t f i r s t . Ye t , u p o n l o o k i n g u p a t t h e c e i l i n g y o u f i n d w a t e r b e i n g p r o j e c t e d o n t o i t . I t ’s a n u n u s u a l f e e l i n g , b e i n g u n d e r w a t e r o n d r y l a n d . Yo u q u i t e e n j o y i t . N e x t , y o u g o t o t h e c u b e o n e a b o v e . T h i s o n e s e e m s o r d i n a r y u n t i l y o u t r a v e l w i t h i n t h e swarms of mountainous stacked cups. Sounds are amplified and you sense the nature around you in this room. One l e v e l u p o n c e a g a i n a n d y o u ’r e i n a r o o m w i t h c o t t o n s t u c k t o w a l l p a n e l s . I t ’s a s i f y o u w e r e f l o a t i n g o n c l o u d n i n e a s y o u w a l k e d t h r o u g h i t . A s y o u r e a c h t h e h i g h e s t l e v e l , y o u f e e l y o u r s e l f f a d e i n t h e b l i n d i n g l i g h t . Yo u c a n’ t s e e anything near you but as you walk through, you find solace in soft shadows. Exiting the highest level, you notice all your senses and personal awareness at their peak.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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T H E PAT C H

The Patch is a high-quality thrift store with locations in different parts of Ontario. In researching the company location in Ca m b r i d g e , O N , I f e a t u r e d a s p r e a d o f i d e a s f o r f u t u r e m e a n s o f creative marketing. First schemes involved a billboard design m o c k - u p a n d l a y o u t s f o r a f u t u r e w e b s i t e d e s i g n . To c o m p i l e all the research data, a brochure was created, envisioning style templates and much more.

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B U I L D I N G WAT E R LO O REGION [54]

As part of the University of Waterloo, I worked alongside Rick Haldenby and one other colleague to help design and conduct research for a total of 8 exhibitions all in Waterloo Region. Involved mainly in 5 of these exhibitions, the project was comprised mainly of gathering data, forming an analysis on the current situation of architecture, conducting photography and designing layouts for the exhibitions.


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and steel structure in concrete frames, punctured by enormous pane windows. The fact that many survive to this day, still pre over the urban landscapes of Waterloo Region, testifies to the put into their construction. Ex Industria makes the case, in simple and direct terms, that architecture is the vernacular of Waterloo Region by using scal maps and heroically sized photographs. These serve to remind visitors of the predominance that their industrial past holds in present. Forget civic centres and public squares—factories were cornerstones of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge throughou

One of the main exhibitions worked on was the Clay & Glass Gallery exhibit which involves an entire animated map model of the Waterloo Region area. Another main feature in the research process were the adjustments made to the Busy Berlin map of Waterloo. This part comprised of locating each of the buildings denoted and annotate them again in terms of their current industrial status. Finding the status of industrial buildings was crucial to the creation of all exhibits for the Waterloo region. Apart from this, a database of over 350 projects including key information details about location, area, description and so on was created.

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INFOGRAPHICS

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PLANTING AND LANDSCAPE SCHEME

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TRADITIONAL ART

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SELECTED WORKS

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> TRADITIONAL ART

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SELECTED WORKS

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> M A ST E R S T H E S I S : “ D E S I G N A R C H I T E C T U R E I N V I R T U A L R E A L I T Y

M A ST E R S T H E S I S DESIGN ARCHITECTURE IN VIRTUAL REALITY

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U N D E R STA N D I N G V R I N A R C H I T E C T U R A L R E P R ES E N TAT I O N , D ES I G N W O R K F LO W D I A G R A M

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A r c h i t e c t u r a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n h a s n e w l y b e e n i n t r o d u c e d t o V i r t u a l R e a l i t y ( V R ) t e c h n o l o g y, w h i c h p r o v i d e s a r c h i t e c t s w i t h a medium to showcase unbuilt designs as immersive experiences. Designers can use specialized VR headsets and equipment to provide a client or member of their design team with the illusion of being within the digital space they are presented on screen. This mode of representation is unprecedented to the architectural field, as VR is able to create the sensation of being encompassed in an environment at full scale, potentially eliciting a visceral response from users, similar to the response physical architecture produces. While this premise makes the technology highly applicable towards the architect u r a l p r a c t i c e , i t m i g h t n o t b e t h e m o s t p r a c t i c a l m e d i u m t o c o m m u n i c a t e d e s i g n i n t e n t . S i n c e V R ’s c o n c e p t i o n , t h e p r i m a r y software to facilitate VR content creation has been geared towards programmers rather than architects.

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U N D E R STA N D I N G V R I N A R C H I T E C T U R A L R E P R ES E N TAT I O N , E X P E R I M E N TAT I O N D I A G R A M S

The practicality of integrating virtual reality within a traditional architectural design workflow is often overlooked in the discussion surrounding the use of VR to represent design projects. This thesis aims to investigate the practicality of VR as part of a design m e t h o d o l o g y, t h r o u g h t h e a s s e s s m e n t o f e f f i c a c y a n d e f f i c i e n c y, w h i l e s t u d y i n g t h e i n t e g r a t i o n o f V R i n t o t h e a r c h i t e c t u r a l w o r k f l o w. T h i s i s d o n e b y e x a m i n i n g t h e c r e a t i o n of stereoscopic renderings, walkthrough animations, interactive iterations and quick demonstrations as explorations of common architectural visualization techniques using VR. Experimentation with each visualization method is supplemented with a document a t i o n o f t h e V R s c e n e c r e a t i o n p r o c e s s a c r o s s a n a p p r ox i m a t e d t i m e f r a m e t o m e a s u r e e f f i c i e n c y, a n d a s e t o f e v a l u a t i o n p a r a m e t e r s t o m e a s u r e e f f i c a c y. E x p e r i m e n t s e i t h e r y i e l d e d t h e c r e a t i o n o f a s u c c e s sf u l e x p e r i e n c e t h a t e x c e e d e d t h e t i m e c o n s t r a i n t s a common fast-paced architectural firm might allow for the task (low efficiency) or created a limiting experience where interaction and functionality were not executed to meet the required industry standards (low efficacy).

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This resultant impracticality based on time a n d e f f o r t , d e m o n s t r a t e s t h a t a s u c c e s sf u l ly immersive VR simulation is not produced simplistically in VR; requiring a great deal of thought to be placed into design intent. Although impractical, documentation suggests that the user experience of creating VR content might be able to engage new ways of design thinking and impact the way architects conceptualize space, encouraging further research.

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> M O R E A B O U T M E : A P E R S O N A L I N FO G R A P H I C

MORE ABOUT ME

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2015, 2016

INDIA 1994-1997 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 1998-2001

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Anisha Sankar // Architecture, Graphics and Design Portfolio 2019-2020  

Selected works from undergraduate design projects, employment and graduate research from a recent masters graduate of the University of Wate...

Anisha Sankar // Architecture, Graphics and Design Portfolio 2019-2020  

Selected works from undergraduate design projects, employment and graduate research from a recent masters graduate of the University of Wate...

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