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JIAXIN (CECYLIA) YAN

2014


CURRICULUM VITAE JIAXIN (CECYLIA) YAN j 5 3 yan@ u wate r l oo.ca (226) 201-1573 Permanent Address: 3270 Matapan Crescent Vancouver, BC V5M 4B1

EDUCATION University of Waterloo, School of Architecture Honours, Bachelor of Architectural Studies 09.2011 - Present Expected Graduation: 08.2016

Campus Address: 37 Wellington Street S Cambridge, ON N1R 8N4

SKILLS SUMMARY Personal − Able to learn and adapt quickly − Efficient time management − Strong organizational capabilities − Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines − Highly result-oriented − Effective in working independently and collaboratively in a team

“You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.” - Frank Gehry

Technical − Photoshop − Illustrator − Indesign − Microsoft Office − V-Ray for Rhino & Sketchup − Google Sketchup Pro − Rhinoceros 3D − AutoCAD − Revit

Languages − English − Mandarin (Intermediate)


WORK & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE WZMH Architects Junior Design Assistant Toronto, Canada

09.2013 - 12.2013

− Worked effectively in two project teams consisting of personnel of varying positions − Obtained city approval for a Site Plan Application and Building Permit through coordination with consultants and reconciliation of design development and structure − Worked as a communicator with external parties, especially the developer − Developed high-rise residential floor plans, underground plans, building and site sections, and circulation diagrams for the Chinese design competition PURE Architecture LLC. Intern Designer Shanghai, China

01.2013 - 04.2013

− Produced drawings for the publication of the Chonqing Greenland Clubhouse, which was requested to be featured on design magazines and websites internationally − Worked closely with co-workers and principals on 5 different projects − Engaged in various stages of projects: preliminary research, concept design, proposals and presentations, construction documents, and publication − Interacted with various personnel, including suppliers, consultants, and collaborating architects

China Acupuncture Clinic Receptionist Vancouver, BC, Canada

07.2012 - 08.2012

− Coordinated patient flow in and out of the clinic − Managed schedules, patient files, and payments − Interacted with a variety of people both in person and through telephone, arranging appointments, answering inquiries, and making small talk City of Surrey Special Events Volunteer Surrey, BC, Canada

01.2010 - 06.2011

− Organized tent activities and managed participants in numerous city events − Facilitated communication between performers and event coordinators − Gathered public opinion on events through oral surveys EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & HOBBIES − 2013 MUJI Competition − Creative works - 3D artwork, painting, drawing − Travelling − Tennis

10.2013


11. December, 2013. Regarding: Cecylia Yan To December, whom it may concern, 11. 2013. Cecylia has completed her work term period here at WZMH. During this time, she has worked largely under Cecylia Yanmy supervision. Regarding: She has worked on two significant assignments. The first being a design competition in China, the second is an on-going multi-building development in Yorkville, Toronto. To whom it may concern, This second project is significant since the component buildings arethis currently at different Cecylia has completed her work term period here at WZMH. During time, she has stages largely of development ranging from preliminary design to active construction. As a worked under my–supervision. result Cecylia has exposed to the full rangeThe of activity expected of an architectural She has worked onbeen two significant assignments. first being a design competition in project team. She has been actively involved in Site Plan Application submissions, China, the second is an on-going multi-building development in Yorkville, Toronto. has participated in the Building Permit application for a 40 storey tower, and has been involved in the design development and both these aspectsat require. This second project is significant since thecoordination componentthat buildings are currently different stages of development – ranging from preliminary design to active construction. As a Her work has has been veryexposed good. Cecylia hasrange shownofstrong and drafting result Cecylia been to the full activityorganizational expected of an architectural skills, and has dealt tight deadline conditions. also beensubmissions, exposed to has project team. She haswith been actively involved in SiteShe Planhas Application complex mechanical and structural coordination – many of which arebeen part of a participated in the Building Permit application for aissues 40 storey tower, and has renovation component of the project. involved in the design development and coordination that both these aspects require. Thework teamhas wishes the best, andhas weshown would strong recommend her for any future Her beenCecylia very good. Cecylia organizational and drafting architectural skills, and hasprojects. dealt with tight deadline conditions. She has also been exposed to complex mechanical and structural coordination issues – many of which are part of a renovation component of the project. Regards. The team wishes Cecylia the best, and we would recommend her for any future architectural projects. Regards.

T. Schloessin Associate Principal

T. Schloessin Associate Principal


CONTENTS SCHOOL WORKS

OFFICE WORK

Cambridge Rowing Club

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Ensemble Residences

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House for a Collector

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SSEF: False Bridge

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WZMH Architects

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Yunnan Tuodong Sports Centre Yorkville Plaza

PURE Architecture LLC.

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Chongqing Greenland Clubhouse Jinshan Elderly Community

PERSONAL WORKS

Artwork

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MUJI Competition

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SCHOOL WORKS

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CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

NEW CAMBRIDGE ROWING CLUB

Man and nature are two dominant, opposing forces present on the site of the Cambridge Rowing Club. In response to the site conditions, the proposed re-design of the rowing club conceives the building as a transitional path between the urban city and nature, and celebrates the act of rowing as a vessel of this experience. The key component to the design is the north-south path that penetrates through both ends of the building, enhancing the transitional experience through a materiality shift and sight lines.

2B DESIGN STUDIO JULY 2013 ANNE BORDELEAU 4


CITY PARK

CITY RIVER

M A S S I N G CO NCEPT

1 Loading/wash-down deck 2 Boat repair bay 3 Rowing club storage 4 Membership office 5 Public locker rooms 6 Public training room 7 Rowers’ training room 8 Cafe 9 Coach’s office 10 Rowers’ locker rooms 11 Rowers’ llounge

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CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

ENSEMBLE RESIDENCES

Ensemble aims to build relationships between its inhabitants and the larger community. In the rapidly changing society today, two single parent families and seniors are highly susceptible to negative impact. However, their differing troubles reveal the possibility of collaboration to achieve mutual emotional and physical support. The building design reflects this notion of unity through its circular form, circulation, and program. Residential floor common areas encourage cross-mixing of residents, while the ground floor public program facilitates social interaction with the rest of the Cambridge community. 2A DESIGN STUDIO DECEMBER 2012 ADRIAN BLACKWELL 8


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Living Units Dining area Kitchen Communal game area

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Elevator Daycare Cafe/store Gym & laundry Outdoor activity area

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CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

HOUSE FOR AN ARTIST

This residential house is designed as a permanent living and working space for an ink-wash bamboo painter and collector. The design embraces two concepts: connection of the interior with the exterior and functionality - the house itself promoting inspiration in the artist. Materiality, form, and program establish axes which in turn direct circulation, creating spatial experiences that reflect the design concepts.

1A DESIGN STUDIO DECEMBER 2011 VICTORIA BELTRANO & TRACEY WINTON 12


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VANCOUVER, BC

SSEF: FALSE BRIDGE

False Bridge is a pavillion built as a scenic lookout area; a public resting space for one to enjoy the beautiful skyline of Vancouver’s Fraser Valley and river. Following the 2012 SSEF (Steel Structures Education Foundation) competition theme, recycling, the pavillion proposes a second life for the Pattullo Bridge - a structure slated to be demolished in the near future. It reuses the entirety of the Pattullo bridge, from the site to the steel connections.

COMPETITION APRIL 2012 IN COLLABORATION WITH CELIA HE 16


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PATTU LLO B RI D GE

PATT UL LO BRI D GE - STE E L D E TA I L

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OFFICE WORK

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V E H I C UL A R C I RC UL AT I ON D I AG R A M

H IG H-R ISE RES I DENTIAL PL A N

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P 2 PA R KI N G & LOADI NG P L AN

H I G H- R I S E R ES I D E N T I A L P LA N

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TORONTO, CANADA

ARCHITECTS During my internship I was actively involved as a member of two project teams: Yorkville Plaza - a mixed use high-rise complex located in Toronto, Canada, in its design development and working drawing stages. Yunnan Tuodong Development - concept and design proposal for a large-scale competition in Kunming, China.

D E TAI L EL EVATI O N

RIGHT: YORKVI LLE PLAZA

I composed a building permit and SPA drawing set; the detail elevations I drew for the SPA submission are shown on the right. I was also involved in marketing plans, design development and structural reconciliation. LEFT: YUNNAN TUOD ONG DEVELOPMENT

My major responsibilities included the layout of high-rise residential plans, below grade plans, and the CAD files for laser cutting the physical model. I also drew site and building sections and circulation diagrams, and translated chinese documents. JUNIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT 2B WORK TERM SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2013

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SHANGHAI, CHINA

ARCHITECTURE As an intern designer I participated in a variety of projects in various stages, working in both team and individual settings. A sample of the work from two projects I contributed to are shown here. RIGHT: JI NSHAN ELDE RLY COMMUN ITY

In this collaborative project with american firm HGA Architects & Engineers, I made the preliminary site model, assisted with the initial research, and developed diagrams for the project presentation boards.

E LE VAT I ON A N A LYS I S

LEFT: CHONG QI NG GREENLAND CLUBHOUSE

I designed and developed a set of drawings and diagrams for the publication of this project on chinese and international architecture magazines and popular architecture websites such as Dezeen and ArchDaily.

INTERN DESIGNER 2A WORK TERM JANUARY - APRIL 2013

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PERSONAL WORKS

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RIGHT: THE ‘ONE’ TABLE

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This table was designed for the 2013 MUJI Competition. It is founded on the concept of bridging traditional lifestyles associated with group oriented values with the individualistic habits of our modern times. The design allows the coffee table to transform into a dining table seating up to 6 people, accommodating the social activites of both families and individuals.


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.


Jiaxin (Cecylia) Yan Architecture Portfolio 2014