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D E N N I S T A N G P O R T F O L I O


WORK EXPERIENCE Student Consultant,

MCM PARTNERSHIP, VANCOUVER, BC, 01/13 – 08/13 •

Schematic Design, Design Development and Charrette

Rendering and creating Presentation Images

Preparing Working Drawings

Prezoning Package compilation

Junior Designer,

WZMH ARCHITECTS, TORONTO, ON, 05/12 – 08/12 •

Major Marketing Graphic Designer for Competition Presentation Package

Schematic Design, Design Development with AutoCAD 2012 & Photoshop CS3

Preparing Working Drawings

Office processing

Teaching Assistant, Visual Communications 2,

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, CAMBRIDGE, ON, 01/12 – 04/12 •

Teaching tutorials and assisting students with Rhino 4.0, Vray, Adobe Photoshop, etc.

Marking assignments and providing extra help, office processing and team organisation

Architectural Intern,

ARQUITECTONICA INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK, NY, 09/11 – 12/11 •

Schematic Design, Design Development with AutoCAD 2012 & Photoshop CS3

Preparation of Presentation Documents

Preparation of Working Drawings, Structural Coordination with AutoCAD 2012

Architectural Student Intern,

ALAN TREGEBOV ARCHITECT, VAUGHAN, ON, 01/11 – 05/11 •

Structural Coordinator, Slab Edge drawings, Door/Window Schedules

Creating drawings with AutoCAD 2011 and consulting with experts and clients


SKILLS •

Extremely proficient at Rhino 4.0 + VRay (3D NURBS Modelling and Rendering trained)

Skilled CAD-based draftsman, as well as Autodesk Revit and Google SketchUp

Highly-skilled user of Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)

Skilled at Grasshopper for Rhino

Extremely skilled at hand drafting and rendering: drawing, sketching, painting, and

typeface/font design (General Knowledge, hand design/optical spacing, etc.)

Quick Learner, Time Management, Management/Leadership Skills,

Communication/Works well with others/Team Player

Proficient at Office Documentation/Processing

EDUCATION Candidate for Bachelors of Architectural Studies, Honours Co-op Architecture, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, 2009 - present

AWARDS & RECOGNITION •

Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Student Associate 2010

Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship, 2009-2010

80 Bloor Street West – Student Ideas Competition , First Runner Up, 2010

INTERESTS Painting (traditional and digital), drawing, sketching, illustration, sculpture, piano, singing, architecture, fashion, design, pole fitness

CONTACT dennis.ht.tang@gmail.com (416) 464 3637 dh2tang@uwaterloo.ca please visit my website for more works: www.dennistang.ca


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RÉSUMÉ & CONTACT

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ARCHITECTURE WORK SKIN IS IN

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Hôtel Étalage Flaunting its skin in the Heart of Galt

HANG WITH ME

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Hanging Gardens of Utah Revitalising Public Interaction in downtown Salt Lake City

THE WORK FROM NINE TO FIVE

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MCM Partnership Efforts A Collection of Work from MCMP and beyond

ON TOP OF THE ART WORLD

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Moiré Towers Arts and Living under one Roof in Toronto

SEE ME SEE YOU

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Osservo Pavilion Seeing beyond the Monuments in Rome

YOUTH & BEAUTY

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Art & Other Work

Interior Pool Hanging Gardens of Utah Page 14


ARCH ITEC TURE WORK 5


SKIN HÔTEL ÉTALAGE FLAUNTS ITS SKIN IN THE HEART OF GALT december 2010 in class studio final

revit 2010 & autocad 2010 rhino 4.0 + vray photoshop cs5

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he hotel was assigned to a large outdoor parking lot in downtown Galt, adjacent to an existing boulevard and various aspects of urban fabric. With the parti of a fashion runway, the hotel inspires those who are enamoured with ‘the fame’: glamour, exhibitionism, and l’étalage. The hotel hopes to provide a “New Galt”; future developments and urban density hoping to spark in the downtown core.

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left: The park adjacent features a large patio and split portions which makes it a prime location to hold public events, as shown in the plan in the overleaf below: With the porte-cochère, entry and restaurant tucked away from Water Street, visitors and guests can stray away from the noise of downtown Galt

Hôtel Étalage is an amazing thirteen storey tower that houses over fifty suites, complete with a full spa, restaurant and a rooftop lounge. A third floor bar is atop a grand crystal spiral staircase, from which one can ascend from the lobby. The terrace adjacent is stepped to provide a tripartite relationship: the runway, the audience, then the pool. The grand park next to the hotel is divided in relation to the existing fabric of Galt. Playgrounds, fields, and sports areas fill these respective divisions. Inspired by Bryant Park in New York, these areas can be easily transformed to host any type of event.

..fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening COCO CHANEL ---

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fashion is only the attempt to realise art in living forms and social intercourse FRANCIS BACON

The restaurant patio overlooks the plaza, allowing social events and festivities to flourish

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The juice bar of the gym overlooks the oasis below whilst looking into pool from the terrace above

design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable DONNA KARAN

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ÉTALAGE SPA reception lobby office changeroom massage

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steam/sauna aqua therapy yoga patio jacuzzi storage

The amenities of the hotel include a full spa and gym for guests and visitors. The spa is fully equipped with changerooms, saunas, massage rooms, and a tranquil yoga patio. It is intended to be a tucked away oasis in Galt. The gym features a fully functioning juice bar as well as a complete view of the pool in the terrace above.

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The spa garden is an enclosed, lush and tranquil getaway in the heart of Galt.

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The terrace runway is grand and versatile; it can easily be transformed into a fashion show such as this shown.

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sleep

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This fashion-forward hotel is illuminated at night by a triple-paned LED projection system to exhibit various textiles and designs during the night. As these designs shift through the night, it is an allusion to the textile industry that existed in Cambridge many years ago; Galt can once more revive its textile roots to showcase to the world.

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the origins of clothing are not practical. they are mystical and erotic. the primitive man in the wolf-pelt was not keeping dry; he was saying: look what i killed. aren’t i the best? KATHARINE HAMNETT

A typical suite (plan above) is luxuriously designed to be open yet intimate with unparralled views of Galt.

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HANG W REVITALISING URBAN INTERACTION WIT

april 2013 independant group competition entry

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grasshopper 3d rhino 4.0,( vray for 3dsmax) adobe suite cs6

uring my work term at MCMP, I had the privilege to be invited to work on a competition with a couple of fellow co-workers in the firm. They had entered an urban design competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Set in the downtown core, the competition asked for proposals in a partially historic district of the city that would revitalise the city life in the area. The two blocks were number sixty-nine and seventy, which was the namesake of the competition, SixtyNine|Seventy. Our entry revolved around three notions, or ‘Verses’: a Veil, a ‘Homeric nod’, and the Notion of Time. The three verses act as an agent in opening program in the city, gestures toward Utah’s poetic past, and the reinterpretation of history & memory respectively. Unfortunately, the entry did not place, but I had gained much experience in teamwork and self-direction & motivation.

The Proposal consisted of a veil that was executed in two layers; the heights would vary, and can reveal flexible program much like this performance space shown here

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WITH ME H T H E

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The execution of this project was to harken back to biblical text and recreate a paradise in the heart of Salt Lake City, a Hanging Garden of Babylon in Utah. With the combination of the veil, hanging ivy and overflowing fountains, the proposal attempts to realise Paradise on Earth.

East Elevation

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South Elevation


The overall scheme shows the veil covering the entirety of the site. The heights of vary depending on its historical importance (the Notion of Time) while the opacity of the veil changes based on how space is important to the city (the Homeric Nod) Below is are four site elevations depicting the same idea in orthographic diagrams

West Elevation

North Elevation

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My task in this competition was to assist in the execution of this competition entry. With my knowledge in Grasshopper 3D I was able to materialise their desires for the project, as well as giving in my input for what was possible and what was not. Whilst the main parti for the proposal remained the same, with my execution and participation, the project evolved to become a fully realised system. By the end, I was in charge of many of the visualisations including the oversight of diagrammatic styles. The overall rendering was done in Vray for 3DsMAX by one of the group members, then passed off to me for retouching, textures, and realisation of the visual.

Overleaf, top: In this nighttime setting, an opening has the ability to transform into a public performance space. Overleaf, bottom: During the day time, the canopy combined with the hanging ivy creates spaces of serenity and tranquility. Above: Some reflection pools are larger than others, and combined with the manifestation of the roofline, rainwater can be collected and displayed as soothing waterfalls like this one shown. Below: A gesture showing the shift in ‘the Notion of Time’. The idea was to change the way one perceives time, from vertical to horizontal.

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my time at MCMP, I mainly worked on two projects, 1090 West Pender and Vancouver Centre II. I was assigned to do many of the visualisations that were needed for client meetings, as well as creating schematic design

Overleaf: Two Lobby Studies for the project 1090 West Pender Above: A Schematic Floor Plan for 1090 West Pender Right: A predictive perspective of 1090 West Pender

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drawings of the entire proposal. These drawings included plans, sections and elevations of these office buildings, as well as working on parking proposals and floor area calculations to submit for the City of Vancouver.


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In these office projects, there were certain portions such as terraces, penthouses and lobbies often had charettes in which I had participated during my internship. At times, the visualisations that were assigned were not always for presentations with clients, but rather internal

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works created for discussion to further the project. With these visualisations, I would have material to further discussions and participate in the design process of the project.


Overleaf top left: A visualisation of Vancouver Centre II in relationship to the tower adjactent Overleaf top right: A study showing the street relationship of the proposed tower and its surroundings

Overleaf bottom & Above: Two Lobby Studies for Vancouver Centre II Below: A parking slab edge drawing from Alan Tregebov Architects, December 2010

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD THE MOIRÉ TOWERS INCLUDE LIVING AND ARTS EDUCATION UNDER ONE ROOF

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queen street school for the performing arts moss park armoury theatre jarvis public library

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his multi use complex combines Co-operative housing with an Elementary School for the Arts, a Public Library, a fully functioning Theatre, as well as a retail complex that reaches beyond the street into an underground concourse that connects to a future expansion of the PATH network. Underground there are four levels of parking. The development is designed to be a large

april 2012 in class studio final 2011 & autocad 2011 rhino 4.0 + vray photoshop cs5 inclusive theatre-space where the inner court is something of a performance space, complete with its own Turkish Garden. A future projection of the site forsees further development of the area to create a bustling part of Toronto, as well as the redevelopment and landscaping of Moss Park.

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The Jarvis Public Library spills into the inner courtyard where it is fitted with a Turkish Garden, where it then slopes downward into a play area for the Public School.


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Office

Kitchen Café Storage

School Lobby

Café-trium

Gym

North Tower Lobby

Sunken Playground

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LivWrk “Shop”

Upper Library Lobby South Tower Lobby

Mail Room

Queen Street Retail

Corner Retail

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Children’s Reading Room

Left: Lower Floor of the Jarvis Public Library Below: The Concourse Lobby to the Library is directly underneath the Turkish Garden, with the main fountain serving as a skylight for the sculptural centrepiece, cascading light in soft ripples. -

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Library Concourse Lobby

Office

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Lower Reading Hall

The Jarvis Public Library is split between the main floor and the first underground floor of the complex. The library is an introverted program placed in the centre of the site. The upper reading room looks into the internal Turkish Garden where its fountain is the skylight of

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the Concourse Library below. An internal double-helix staircase leads readers from the main floor to the underground where they can find the lower reading hall as well as the children’s reading area.


The Band Halls are on the top floor of the School, and the halls look upwards to the sky as natural light floods in during practice.

Queen Street School for the Performing Arts is a public school designed for artistically inclined children who wish to nurture their talents for brighter creative futures. The School is fully equipped with Band Halls, Choir Rooms, Dance Studios, Drama Classrooms and

Painting & Sculpting Studios. The School is also fully prepared with a large number of classrooms and Athletics spaces. The main Atrium is a combination-use space between a Cafeteria and a Main Stage for school events.

All the Art Studios face Moss Park, where students can be inspired by the open green space and the urbanity of the The Dance Studios are equipped with floor-to-ceiling city in the background. mirrors and bars for training and practice.

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Left:

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The plan to a Bridge LIV/WRK unit. The plan features an open concept kitchen and eating area spilling into the WRK area. This model is the studio, designed to house artists and photographers. The upstairs is the LIV area loft.

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The Bridge is best suited for an Artist or Photographer, a person who needs privacy but ample space to work.


Left: The tower holds Studio, One 2 Bedroom

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Bedroom, Two Bedroom, and Three Bedroom apartments. Built on a six-metre diamond grid, the apartments are easily rationalized into place, like this typical floor plan here. Below: The living spaces are open and distanced from the outdoor

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spaces, where they can create private spaces with the moveable wooden panels.

3 Bedroom

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OS SERVO SEE S BE YOND T HE MONUMEN T S

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september 2013 in class studio assignment sketchup 8 pro rhino 5.0 + vray photoshop cs5

SEE YOU Osservo is a darkroom, and is a theatre of sorts. while there is space for performance, the real spectacle is the people who are walking in the piazza below. Set adjacent to the Piazza di Colosseo in Rome, and inspired by a greek temple, the users of this pavilion watch tourists below as if they are demigods observing the mortal realm. the type of the temple is reversed to create this form and flow of circulation. however, the space is also used to observe one another. a large mirror is suspended over the final grand staircase, displaying the observers in plan as they descend. the ritualistic nature of this pavilion only allows visitors to travel in one direction, with a nonchalant exit that filters through to the backside of the property.

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the front entry has gunslot openings to allow light to filter in as the visitor enters through the dark, ascending stairway.

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top to bottom: the intermediary space is intended to be dark. this space overall section has a low clearance, with its only source of light coming site plan from the lightwells on either side of the area.


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the ‘prayer’ space features a large mirror suspended over the staircase which descends into the viewing platform. this allows the occupants to observe those using the staircase in plan.


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or as long as I can remember, I have always had a pencil in my hand, and a paper before me. I have always loved art, and always loved to draw. In my middle-school years I enrolled in Baythorn Public School`s regional arts program, where I continued to study art, as well as falling in love with theatre and performance. As high school came around, I was accepted into the Arts York program of Unionville High School. There I furthered my craft and finetuned my skills as a fine artist, as well as finding my designer voice. Now that I am enrolled in the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, I truly feel that art is a large portion of who I am as a person and a designer. I continue to apply skills I have learned while studying fine art into my architectural practice.

religious fanaticism august 2010 - august 2012 acrylic on canvas, with watermark made in photoshop cs6 36” x 60” (2) Inspired by conspiracy theorists and their infatuation with the Illuminati’s alleged grip on Fashion, Popular Culture and Religion, I decided to paint a diptych filled with symbology relating to Freemason imagery, depicted by myself and seventeen of my classmates at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

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ART & OTHER WORK


madonna tantra august 2013 acrylic on canvas 12” x 18” As a parting gift for my Vancouver pole fitness studio Tantra Fitness, I decided to paint a portrait of an unidentified woman contemplating against a brass pole.

left to right: r. jeff nadeau, may 2010 pencil, photoshop cs5, 8.5” x 11” femi in red, december 2007 chalk on paper, 18” x 24”

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july 2011 in class studio & cultural history summative co-costume director & supporting lead

ILI N SEARCHING FOR A WORLD PAST, A WORLD UNWRITTEN AND A WORLD WORTH FIGHTING FOR

above: highlight montage of ilion final fittings with a soldier; the armour left: is attached to the garment with velcro

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a continuing thirty-something year tradition, it is compulsory for below: a collage of the armour in combination with the entire costume during every second year class to script, performance compose, design, build and act in photos courtesy of polly auyeung, a theatrical production. Every profelix cheong & victor poon duction centres around a Greek Myth as the theme. For the 2011 edition of University of Waterloo School of Architecture summer production, the theme was the Iliad: Seige of Troy. Starring Andrew Ashbury as Achilles, the Seige of Troy unfolds as it is told by the blind Greek poet Homer (Roksena Nikolova) and the Victorian archeologist Schliemann (Giles Hall). For my part in the production, I directed the costume department with Andreea Toca and also played the supporting lead, Schliemann’s skeptical but helpful right-hand man, Calvert.

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Dennis Tang Architecture Portfolio 2013  

A compilation of work by Dennis Tang, Candidate for Bachelor's of Architectural Studies at the University fo Waterloo

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