Architectural Portfolio. 2012.
The Writerâ€™s Abode The Galt Hotel East Humber Bird Sanctuary Island + Healing Bee + Vessel
The River Centre An Art Institution Mount Norquay
Personal Projects Light in the City Land of Details
The Writerâ€™s Abode Fully exposed to the earth, the writerâ€™s studio digs down to find the truth. The living space is elevated, light-hearted and enclosed upon itself, to give the writer a space to unwind.
Second Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
The Galt Hotel Influenced by the desire to interact with the city yet provide a sanctuary after the exhaustion of travel, this hotel aims to act as a mediator between downtown Galt and the private rooms. The spaces are set up to allow for varied exposures to the lush vegetation within the courtyard.
Main Street Elevation
Ainslie Street Elevation
Typical Room Plan
Site Plan 1:2500
Zig Zag Goldenrod
Narrow Leaved Sunflower
Black Oak White Cedar Beaked Hazel Fly Honeysuckle
White Pine Yellow Birch Smooth Serviceberry
Red Oak Black Oak Common Elderberry
Sugar Maple Yellow Birch Witch Hazel
White Cedar Highbush Cranberry Grey Dogwood
Hemlock White Pine
Great Horned Owl
Size and Colour (1:50)
East Humber Bird Sanctuary The East Humber Bird Sanctuary was developed as a response to where a modern zoo fits into our lives: by providing a safe haven for animals, a refuge of the daily world for visitors, and mainly to provide an instinctual connection to nature in the individual who explores on their own.
Island + Healing This narrative project explores the concepts of island and healing and finds a relationship through architectural imagination and instinct. The final form of the narrative as a video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/50265209
Bee + Vessel In collaboration with Amina Lalor, we explored the ideas of bees and vessels and how that could become an installation. Bees work hard together to perpetuate their life cycle, while impacting larger ecological cycles than their own. Everyone worked together for a common goal as bees do, and were given a sweet reward in return.
The River Centre Located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, The River Centre is an office building close to the riverâ€™s edge and recreational pathways. When I was involved in the project I was responsible for completing the development permit revision drawings, as well as designing options for lobby floor patterns.
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An Art Institution An Art Institution required a feasibility study to be produced to apply for funding for more students. Throughout the entire project, I was involved with creating the document, developing diagrams, taking photographs of the current building, and calculating area needed for the specified program.
Mount Norquay Placeworks design was approached by Mount Norquay to put together concept images of potential summer programming expansion. My role in the project was involved with developing the concept, as well as producing the images and discussing other options of renovations and restoring of the tea house.
Light in the City Manhattan in the morning in October is like nothing else. The light quality as expressed in these photographs was the best welcome to a city anyone could have.
Land of Details The texture, colour, and feel of things has always interested me. These photographs show some of my experiences from the last few years that encapsulate those kinds of moments. More inspirations of mine can be seen on my tumblelog desireegeib.tumblr.com
Desiree Geib Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Qualifications
Resolved architectural ideas through physical and digital drafting and modeling Displayed initiative by understanding basic objectives and moving beyond them Maintained quality of work by raising standards with every project Assessed workload to consistently meet deadlines
Candidate for Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies Co-op, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON Candidate for Bachelor of Arts Urban Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Architectural Assistant Gibbs Gage Architects, Calgary, AB Developed drawings for development permits and schematic design Progressed design discussions by questioning and offering ideas Consolidated information from clients to produce diagrams Architectural Assistant Placeworks Design, Calgary, AB Produced drawings for all aspects of design from concept to construction Created and modified 3D Models to explore and show design concepts Participated in Site Reviews and Visits
Sep 2009 - present Sep 2008 – Apr 2009
Jan 2011 – Apr 2011 Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
May 2012 - Aug 2012
Computer Proficiency (Windows 8 and Mac OSX 10.8) AutoCAD, Adobe Suite CS5, Rhinoceros Nurbs Modelling and V-Ray for Rhino, Microsoft Office, Google Sketchup, and Keynote
Activities and Interests
House Representative (2B), Treasurer (2A), Secretary (1B) Waterloo Architecture Students Association, Cambridge, ON Addressed facility issues within the school Organized budget and finances for events and housekeeping Facilitated coordination between members of the group VP Events Urban Calgary Students Association, Calgary, AB Involved with forming the club at the University of Calgary Responsible for recruitment and organizing events
Jan 2010 - present
Sep 2008 – Apr 2009
The latest in my work as a student of the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture