EVE ZORAWSKI ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN PORTFOLIO
If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, donâ€™t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which lead to new ways of thinking. â€“R. Buckminster Fuller My vital priority as a current designer is the attention to humanity in design and architecture: taking into consideration and accommodating human chaos, emotions, interconnectedness and unpredictability. Instead of attempting to tame these realities, I search to create spaces which embrace them.
EVE ZORAWSKI B.DES EVE.ZORAWSKI@GMAIL.COM ZORAWSKIDESIGN.COM
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE JUNIOR DESIGNER FORREC LTD. TORONTO 2012.04 / CURRENT
JUNIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER DOM DESIGN GROUP LTD. TORONTO 2010.04 / 2012.04
INTERN DESIGNER ZEIDLER PARTNERSHIP ARCHITECTS TORONTO 2008.06 / 2009.06
FREELANCE DESIGNER GRAPHICS / INTERIORS / PHOTOGRAPHY / ART 2006.06 / 2012.05
C o n c ep t + d e s i g n d eve l o p me n t o f l e i s u re p r o ject s. A rch i t e c t u ral mo d e l i n g + re n d e r i n g. M e mb e r o f i n -o f f i c e S u s t ai n ab i l i t y B o ard . D e s i g n L e ad i n G re e n l i n e L i n e ar Par k C o mp e t it io n 2013 S e l e c t e d i n t o p 1 0 f i n al i s t s. S ch e mat i c D eve l o p me n t o f re s i d e n t i al p r o j e c t s. Re s i d e n t i al I n t e r i o r D e s i g n . C o n s t r u c t i o n d raf t i n g fo r h o me faç ad e s, mi l l wo rk, cab in s. A rch i t e c t u ral mo d e l i n g + re n d e r i n g.
E xe c u t i n g p r o j e c t p re s e n t at i o n b o ard s : re n d e rs + layo u t . A s s i s t i n g i n Z PA o f f i c e I n t e r i o r D e s i g n . S mal l s c al e i n t e r i o r as s i g n me n t s fo r S i c k K i d s H o sp it al. A rch i t e c t u ral mo d e l i n g.
Po s t e r + E x h i b i t D e s i g n fo r O C A D U n ive r s i t y G rap h i c i d e n t i t y, bu s i n e s s c ard an d C D c ove r d esig n . Re s i d e n t i al + o f f i c e I n t e r i o r D e s i g n . Po r t rai t p h o t o g rap h y - Var i o u s To r o n t o Jaz z mu sician s. P r o fe s s i o n al p ai n t i n g p rac t i c e.
AWARDS + HONOURS
B.DES ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
JOAN BURT ARCHITECT AWARD
OCAD UNIVERSITY / TORONTO 2007 / 2012
OCAD UNIVERSITY / TORONTO 2012.05
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PEER CHOICE AWARD
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO / TORONTO 2006 / 2007 [INCOMPLETE]
BILINGUAL CERTIFICATE ENGLISH / FRENCH O.S.S.D LE COLLÈGE FRANÇA IS/ T O R O N T O 2006
OCAD UNIVERSITY / TORONTO 2012.05
QUEEN ELIZABETH II AIMING FOR THE TOP SCHOLARSHIP LE COLLÈGE FRANÇAIS / T O R O N T O 2006.06
EXHIBITIONS + PUBLICATIONS SPACING MAGAZINE MODERNISM ISSUE - SUMMER 2013 PAGE 57
URBAN ECOLOGIES CONFERENCE 2013 ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO + OCAD UNIVERSITY TORONTO 2013.06
CONFERENCE LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER LOS ANGELES 2012.10
DWELL EXHIBIT OCAD UNIVERSITY - GREAT HALL TORONTO 2009.02
G R E E N L I N E F i n al i s t C o mp e t i t i o n e n t r y, B lu e L in e, is p u bl i s h e d fo r t h e p r o j e c t ’s u nu s u al ye t s u ccessf u l d e s i g n ap p r o ach .
G rad u at e t h e s i s p r o j e c t i s ex h i b i t e d i n A .G.O an d O C A D U, p re s e n t i n g s u s t ai n abl e an d p e o ple co n scio u s u r b an d e s i g n s o l u t i o n s fo r t h e c i t y o f To r o n t o.
G rad u at e t h e s i s p r o j e c i s ex h i b i t e d by P.A .L .S [ Prat t A c ad e mi c L e ad e r s h i p o n S u s t ai n ab i l i t y ] a n d AI CAD [ A s s o c i at i o n o f I n d ep e n d e n t C o l l e ge s o f A r t + Desig n ] i n an nu al c o n fe re n c e.
2 n d Ye ar E nv i r o n me n t al D e s i g n P r o j e c t , H EML I K, is s e l e c t e d an d ex h i b i t e d al o n g s i d e t o p 1 0 resid en t ial d e s i g n s i n E nv i r o n me n t al D e s i g n P r o g ram at OCAD U.
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SKETCHUP PRO PHOTOSHOP ILLUSTRATOR MICROSOFT OFFICE INDESIGN AUTOCAD 3D STUDIO MAX RHINO REVIT
GUEST LECTURER + ACADEMIC CRITIC
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CONCEPT + DESIGN DEVELOPMENT GRAPHIC DESIGN - LAYOUT ARCHITECTURAL 3D MODELS + RENDERS PHOTOGRAPHY DRAFTING HAND SKETCHING HANDMADE ARCHITECTURAL MODELS TRANSLATIONS: FRENCH/ENGLISH
OCAD UNIVERSITY / TORONTO 2012 / 2013
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ENGLISH FRENCH POLISH SWEDISH
S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y
With respect to the current site’s residents and their needs, wants and existing narratives, this project proposes an alternative urban design of social space within an under used downtown Toronto laneway. The proposed design emphasizes an incorporation of minimal but effective social, ecological and economic improvement into the micro district; ideally serving as a catalyst for further development of the area of College St. and Ossington Ave, as well as future laneways throughout the city. Creating a meaningful space is
more than just mobilizing an interesting narrative, but also a solution to improve many city dwellers’ isolated conditions brought on by the existing poor social and urban infrastructure. The essential and positive implication is to create a sense of responsibility, interest and belonging. Becoming involved in one’s surroundings by interconnectedness between neighbours and the city alike, would ideally increase a positive human state and incentive for artful living. 04.2012 THESIS Y4 OCAD U
EXHIBITED + AWARDS 06.2013 Urban Ecologies Conference .Art Gallery of Ontario 10.2012 A.A.S.H.E Conference .Los Angeles, U.SA 05.2012 OCADU Annual Exhibition .OCAD University
05.2012 Joan Burt Architect Award [Awarded to best project in graduating class] .OCAD University 05.2012 Environmental Design Peer Choice Award [Awarded for best project chosen by graduating peers] .OCAD University
WHAT CAN COMBINED LANEWAY LOTS ACHIEVE?
C U RRE NT : : U N D E R U S E D B A C K A L L E Y L O T S
PHA SE 1 : : N E W PA R K + C O N V E R T I N G G A R A G E S I N TO LO C A L M I C R O BU S I N E S S E S
P H AS E 2 : : R E T R O F I T T I N G G A R A G E S I N T O NEW LANE WAY HOMES
PHA SE 3 : : R E T R O F I T T I N G C O M M E R C I A L S T . B U I L D I N G S TO ACCOMODATE NEW RESIDENCES
WHY THIS APPROACH?
1 INCREASING URBAN DENSITY O F TO RO N TO - R E S P O N D B Y C R E A T I N G A LT E R N A T I V E GROWTH OPTIONS
Existing alley g ara ge retrofitted into a microbusiness café and baker y.
2 P R E S E R V AT I O N O F C I T Y C H A R A C T E R A N D T O W N AT M O SPHERES
3 Existing back alley lot transfor med into sculpture g arden in collaboration with local ar tist collectives.
ADDRESSING CITIZEN WELLB E I N G B Y C R E A T I N G H E A LT H Y LIVING COMMUNITIES
S E R V I C I N G L A N E W AY WITH THROUGH PA S S A G E A N D I N F R A STRUCTURE
RETROFITING GARAGES I N TO N E W H O M E S.
RETROFITING GARAGES I N TO BU S I N E S S E S
C R E AT I N G N E W P E D E S T R I A N W A L K W AY S
C R E AT I N G N E W S O C I A L S PA C E S A N D PA R K S
IMPLEMENTING NEW W AY F I N D I N G S Y S T E M S
OPEN AIR CINEMA
P R O P E R T Y A L LO C AT I O N S
Exterior view of a retrofitted garage, new public furniture and repurposed laneway.
RETROFITTING GARAGE ARCHITECTURE
YEAR LONG EXTERIOR BENCH
PROPERTY LINE SUMMER OUTDOOR SEATING
C A F E + BA K E RY
SUMMER OUTDOOR SEATING
YEAR LONG EXTERIOR BENCH
INTERIOR PITCHED ROOF AT 16’-0
LIQUOR DISPLAY CASES ABOVE
M USI C BA R END OF SEVERED PROPERTY
INTERIOR PITCHED ROOF AT 4’-0
WORK 30'- 0”
30'- 0” DINING
W/C INTERIOR PITCHED ROOF AT 12’-0
LA N E HO USE
LANE WAY 20'- 0”
10'- 0” 20'- 0”
S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y
HEMLIK, or “Like Home” is a zero footprint, easily assembled, modest 150 square foot prefab temporary dwelling intended for one to two inhabitants for the duration of one year. Inspired by meditation, selfreflection, mindfulness as well as the surrounding hidden parts of Toronto’s High Park - the modest home provides a minimalist living style enabling one to be at peace within the bustle of urban Toronto. Construction consists of precut structurally insulated panels
and wood framing with concrete cylinders serving as a foundation. Recycled wood strips make up the exterior facade and shades. An existing water reserve and collected rainwater are filtered through a portable rapid sand filter and continuously reused. Energy is retrieved from portable roof wind turbines making use of the windy location paired alongside a resuable battery. 12.2008 Y2 OCAD U EXHIBITED 03.2009 DWELL EXHIBIT Residential Projects .OCAD U
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BUILDING PROGRAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Entry WC Kitchen Dining/Desk Living/Bedroom Meditation Terrace
C U LT U R E
INUVIALUIT CULTURE CENTER
The Inuvialuit Culture Center is a concept proposal for the small yet culturally rich Canadian Aboriginal community in Sach's Harbour on Banks Island, Northwest Territories. With the communityâ€™s expressed need for a central gathering space for members to share stories, traditions, art, and knowledge, as well as arctic research facilities - the design attempts to create an inviting, educational and comfortable space to come together against the otherwise harsh arctic exterior. 12.2010 Y3 OCAD U
S AC H â€™S H A R B O U R , N W T
1 Entry 2 Community Administration 3 Restaurant 4 Event Hall 5 WC 6 Computer Lounge 7 Activity Room 8 Arctic Research Office 9 Educational Display/Learning Zone 10 School Entrance
C U LT U R E
HOTEL+CULTURE HUB CONCEPT
The Hotel Culture Hub concept proposal is a conceptual design and planning exercise of a downtown Toronto Fashion Arts and Hotel building. The intention was to house the first social, arts and culture hub of Toronto in a space that was fluid and transparent, where ideas could be shared and showcased within a three story zoning restriction. The inner courtyard feature serves as a light well in the otherwise long and narrow site, all the while acting as a runway for the public to easily view and actively participate in events and activities inside the build-
ing throughout all three levels, as well as an inviting outdoor event space during the warmer months. The transition from public pedestrian areas, such as retail shops, designer workshops, bars and restaurants located on the main level, to the hotel suites on the third level, is buffered by a merging second level which includes a contained public hotspot lounge, the “Living Room”, intended for both hotel visitors and city dwellers to use wifi, work, and interact as well as event administration and a smaller café. 12.2010 Y3 OCAD U
BUILDING PROGRAM 10 6
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1 Queen Street West at Portland Ave 2 Toronto Fashion Retailers 3 Bar and Event Space 4 Hotel Main Entrance 5 Courtyard 6 Hotel Restaurant 7 Hotel Lounge and Reception 8 Toronto Fashion Designer Studios 9 Living Room - Public Lounge Hotspot Cafe 10 Hotel and Event Administration Facilities 11 Designer Residence Suites 12 Hotel Suites 13 Hotel Outdoor Event Space + Garden
C U LT U R E
WARD ISLAND COMMUNITY HALL
The Community Hall project is a cost efficient proposal for a town hall in the small island community of Ward Island, in Toronto. The programming is inspired by interaction and happenstance meetings thus providing open concept passages as well as activity zones. With a hot spot lounge, lecture and performance hall as well as a small cafe easily converted into a catering venue, the hall easily converts from quoitidian activities into a special event space. Designed with full accessibility. 04.2009 Y2 OCAD U
BUILDING PROGRAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Entry Lounge Computer Stations Kitchen Cafe seating WC Hall /Event Space Bleachers Kids Zone/Meeting Space
The Laneway Residence is a proposed 1,500 square foot live/work dwelling for an urban photographer. The site is located in a nitty gritty laneway, Bulwer Street, just off of the busy interestion of Queen St. West and Spadina Ave. in Toronto. The clientâ€™s interest in concreteâ€™s texture, a bare and rugged aesthetic led to an alternative interpretation of urban sanctuary. The design attempts to challenge the modern ideals of urban residential projects constantly in search for a decontextualized escape from
their surroundings. Whilst rejecting the desire for an oasis and false sense of reality- this concept embraces its environs and conditions, creating an atypically beautiful space and site-specific design solution for the urban laneway residence. Spray paint optional. 04.2009 Y3 OCAD U
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Office Courtyard/Light Well Kitchen/Dining Living Private Entrance Bedroom Reading nook WC Green Roof
PREFAB HOUSING UNIT
DWELL, a 250 square foot compact, self-contained, stackable and prefabricated dwelling unit is designed to provide a simple and basic living environment whilst simultaneously providing comfort and spaciousness for up to two persons. The size of a shipping container, it is easily shipped and installed anywhere. Intended for those with a need for economically accessible and spatially conscious design. 12.2010 Y3 OCAD U
JULIETTE BALCONY WIRE CABLE RAILING
ADJUSTABLE DESK + MODULAR STORAGE UNIT
BUILT IN KITCHENETTE + DINING UNIT
3 PIECE OPEN SHOWER BATHROOM 7’-0
STRUCTURALLY INSULATED 4X8 PANELS [ROOF + FLOORING]: 90% RECYCLED INSULATION MATERIAL 100% RECYCLABLE AND FLAME PROOF SUPPORTED BY LIGHTWEIGHT STEEL STUDS
3X4’ CASEMENT WINDOW OPENING TO EXTERIOR
INTERIOR MATERIAL PANELLING
MODULAR STORAGE UNIT
CUSTOMIZABLE AND MOVABLE. SERVES AS SEPERATING DEVICE BETWEEN LIVING AND KITCHEN AREAS. INCLUDES “TEMPORARY DESK” AREA
12’ WIDE JULIETTE BALCONY
YIXING SUSTAINABLE ISLAND
Concept architecture and marina design of Yixing Green Leisure Island for Forrec LTD. 20% submission - proposal for a sustainable leisure, tourism and educational island development project in Yixing, China. 03.2013 Concept Designer : Forrec LTD.
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3 1 Retail Street/River Walk 2 Eco Learning Zone 3 Marina 4 Hotel 5 Cinema 6 Water Park 7 Yixing Museum 8 Beach 9 Lagoons 10 Stormwater ponds 22
TORONTO BLUE LINE
The Blue Line is a multi-use trail and park system that injects a blast of colour into an otherwise dreary portion of Toronto's urban landscape. The hydro corridor is a fragmented and disconnected site, rife with interfering crossstreets, changes in direction, and land uses that should ideally be maintained (such as important parking lots in the eastern portion of the site). Instead of attempting to physically connect disparate segments of land, the Blue Line employs a strategy of minimal intervention, creating more of a visual and psychologi-
cal link between areas. Bold colours, patterns and graphics alongside unique landscaping give the Blue Line a unified “identity”, while allowing different sectors to be used in their own specific ways. Travelling along the Blue Line becomes an adventure for those who wish to participate. Information panels placed along the path at regular intervals act as further motivation to explore the length of the site, communicating interesting current and historical information about visitors’ surroundings.
The proposal focuses on two particular segments of the hydro corridor, but the basic principles and design approaches presented can easily be applied to the entire length of the site, as well as to similar sites in other cities. 03.2013 ENTRY
EXHIBITED 05.2013 TOP 10 Greenline Competition Finalists - Geary Avenue Parkette PUBLISHED SPACING MAGAZINE - SUMMER 2013 Issue - Page 57
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Playground Dog Park Blue Line bike lane Skateboarding Basketball Bike parking Coloured car parking Public seating Bixi Bike station
Z O R AW S K I D E S I G N .C O M