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DEVIN ARNDT ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN


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OBJECTS IN A FIELD

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EXTENSION

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RE:CYCLE

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A MAKER’S SPACE

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THE VEIL

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RESUME I am currently a second year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. I see architecture as a profession of human importance: a beautiful way to enact positive, meaningful change. I seek to design innovative solutions using a combination of rigid logic and free flowing creativity. Thank you for your interest in my work! Phone: 306.221.1663 Email: d.k.arndt@gmail.com Website: devinarndt.com

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EDUCATION 09.2014 - Present Cambridge, Ontario

University of Waterloo School of Architecture Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours, Co-op

09.2013 - 04.2014 Canada + South Africa

Canadian Mennonite University Outtatown Program, Discipleship Training School

WORK EXPERIENCE 05.2016 - Present Cambridge, Ontario

Buoyant Foundation Project Research Assistant Assisted in grant writing and research on amphibious architecture. Currently helping prepare the second International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design, and Engineering.

01.2016 - 04.2016 New York, New York

Leroy Street Studio Architecture Architectural Intern Produced design drawings, diagrams, and award submissions. Worked directly with partners on marketing, branding, and media presence.

05.2015 - 08.2015 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Shercom Industries Salesperson, Project Manager Organized and conducted estimates, sales, and advertising campaigns. Supervised crews’ installation of rubber surfacing, ensuring product quality, workmanship and attention to detail.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS 04.2015 + 12.2015 University of Waterloo

Engineering First in Class Scholarships Highest academic standing in class

2014 - Present University of Waterloo

Dean’s Honour List Academic achievement >80%

12.2014 University of Waterloo

Highest Academic Standing in 1A Highest academic standing in class

09.2014 University of Waterloo

President’s Scholarship Admission average >95%

08.2013 Picture Perfect Photography

PP Photography Bursary Exceptional graduating photographer in the city of Saskatoon

08.2013 Royal Conservatory of Music

First Class Honours Violoncello Grade 8 Violoncello, Certificate of Distinction

SKILLS Technical Graphic Manual

Rhinoceros 3D, Maxwell Render, VRay, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Grasshopper Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Model Making, Lasercutting, CNC, Wood Working, Hand Drafting

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OBJECTS IN A FIELD Project: Studio | Fall 2015 Location: Cambridge, Ontario Type: Mixed-Use Objects in a Field is a performance arts centre and housing complex that addresses ideas of public and private space through programs of observance and performance. Located on a sloping, triangular site, the project creates an artificial ground plane with pedestrian access. Numerous views are granted into program spaces that rise up through the plane. As people observe the performances below, they themselves become a performance of public life, observed from the private units above. On the ground floor, the programmed areas are located throughout the building as seemingly free objects wrapped by circulation space. These spaces include a formal theatre, multipurpose hall, dance studio, gallery, cafe, bar, exterior courtyard, information desk, and private practice rooms. Many of these spaces are double height, as they push up through the ground plane and support the housing above. Housing units are compact, but comfortable, providing generous private work space for every inhabitant. Living areas have been removed from the private unit and are rather shared between all residents as large, stepped rooms that can be easily adapted into performance spaces. The entire building is wrapped in a metal screen that both regulates light and allows public life on the street to observe glimpses of interior activity.

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EXTENSION Project: Studio | Fall 2015 Location: Cambridge, Ontario Type: Installation Collaborators: Joshua Giovinazzo, Mayuri Paranthahan, Steven Lin, Levi Vanweerdan Extension is an inflatable programmatic transformation of a standard domestic space: the garage. Garages are typically only used for storage, cars or otherwise, but the flexible space is often associated with creative endeavours as well. Artists, musicians, woodworkers, etc. utilize the garage as a studio. After working from home, however, these creators typically have to leave the domestic environment to exhibit their work. Extension allows the work space itself to be easily adapted into an exhibition or performance space. With the garage door down, the project can be rolled up and easily stored to allow for a private, interior work space. With the garage door up, the inflatable arch can be rolled out and inflated in minutes to create an extension of the garage and facilitate social gathering. The space provides room for a small scale gallery, concert hall, or any number of programs. Extension’s semi-transparent material blurs the line between private domestic space and the public street front. The project utilizes the garage’s already expansive threshold, reaching out to the sidewalk to attract and draw in pedestrian traffic.

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RE:CYCLE Project: SSEF Competition | 2015 Location: Undefined Type: Seating Shelter Collaborator: Nathanael Scheffler Produced for the 2015 SSEF Architecture Competition, Re:Cycle reuses scrap metal and waste material from the automobile industry to promote green transportation. Steel is repurposed into a kit of parts that can be easily assembled into modular bike storage and seating shelters. The structure can be arranged in many different forms, allowing it to become bus shelters, park benches, pavilions, and more. Ease of assembly and modularity allows the structure to be easily maintained as well as recycled over time, as pieces can be added or subtracted from any given location to adapt to changing needs.

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A MAKER’S SPACE Project: Studio | Fall 2014 Location: Cambridge, Ontario Type: Artist’s Residence A Maker’s Space is a live/work artist’s residence along the banks of the Grand River. The site contained a large concrete flood wall as well as a very irrational set of stairs and planters that served as public access to a riverfront walk. Rather than rework these existing site conditions, the project builds off of the eccentric elements, deriving form and structure from the existing stairs and flood wall. As an artist’s residence, the project needed to have a strong public presence while providing private living space. The project maintains a very public ground floor work space by continuing the street front and allowing many views into the artist’s studio, including views down into the gallery and courtyard as pedestrians utilize the public stair to access the riverfront. Meanwhile, the second floor living space bridges the floodwall, setting itself away from the public life of the street and stair while providing views out over the river valley.

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THE VEIL Project: Studio | Winter 2015 Location: Toronto, Ontario Type: Library The Veil provides a communal experience through the incorporation of a public meeting space and a hacker’s lab into the traditional program of a library. The library itself exists as one continuous journey, spiraling around the central, three storey meeting hall. Throughout this journey the user experiences flat, flexible spaces for study and reading in contrast with sloping, fixed spaces for browsing. Along the ramp are numerous protrusions into the central space, allowing people to be engaged with communal activities regardless of their location in the library. The end of the path features a hacker’s lab, where people can come together to learn and create. The project is very internally focused, with a perforated metal screen on the exterior veiling what is within. The veil effect is carried into the interior, where walls of book stacks surrounding the ramps allow brief glimpses of activity between sections of the library, ensuring that users are always connected with one another.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Project: Various | 2011-2016 Location: Various The following explorations in digital photography express my interest in capturing transient experiences as lasting images. I am fascinated by how light, color, and composition can convey memory, motion, and mood.

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THANK YOU 306.221.1663 d.k.arndt@gmail.com devinarndt.com


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Devin Arndt| Portfolio | 2016 (OUTDATED)  

Devin Arndt | Architecture and Design | 2016 | University of Waterloo | OUTDATED