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GARETH M BRACEWELL


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PO R T FO LIO Hi, my name is Gareth, I am a third year architecture student at the University of Waterloo. I am fascinated with the built environment and the impact that it has on people’s lives. My interests include drawing, cooking, music, sailing, skiing, soccer, and other sports. The following is a sample of my work from the past year of school.

gmbracewell@edu.uwaterloo.ca 12 Saint Andrews, Cambridge ON. N1S 1M3 250-505-9259

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E D U C A T IO N

E X PE R IE N C E

University of Waterloo class of 2022

Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Moshe Safdie Architects

Architectural Intern

sept - dec 2019

HLW International

Architectural Intern

jan - apr 2019

Cover Architects

Architectural Assistant

july - aug 2018

S K IL L S

Revit Rhinoceros 3D V-ray for Rhino Maxwell Render Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign AutoCAD

R E C O G N IT IO N

University of Waterloo Excellent Academic Standing University of Waterloo President’s Entrance Scholarship LVR COA: Top Academic Graduate 2017 Waldorf School Alumni Scholarship Dogwood District Authority Award

R E F E R E N C ES

Richard Brennan, Partner, HLW International

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HL W To Whom it May Concern, Gareth Bracewell has been an architectural intern at HLW for the last several months. HLW is a full service architectural firm in continuous practice in New York City since 1885. While he has worked on several different projects here, I have had the distinct pleasure of working directly with Gareth as we worked through our design for a very unusual project . HLW has been working on an invited design competition since the beginning of 2019. An extremely restrictive non-disclosure agreement prevents us from specifying the exact nature of this project until it is made public but suffice to say it is an exciting, large scale mixed use project in New York City unlike anything constructed here before. We had a large team working on various aspects of the project but it is not an exaggeration to say that Gareth’s steady contributions were critical to the successful completion of our submission. Not only did he work with us over extremely long hours and weekends to help meet the deadline, he did so with professionalism, a positive attitude and good humor, despite the stressful demands placed upon him. Additionally, as our team evolved, Gareth moved into a critical role coordinating work with staff with far more experience. The project in question required analytical skills that went well beyond traditional architectural training and Gareth displayed skills that went well beyond technical production. His inquisitiveness, initiative, intelligence and his genuine desire to collaborate and solve problems are the most desirable qualities of an architect. He brought all of those qualities to bear on every assignment. I anticipate a very bright future for Gareth and recommend him without hesitation. Sincerely,

Richard Lee Brennan, AIA Partner HLW International LLP 115 5th Avenue New York, NY 1003 rbrennan@hlw.com

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The Cloister is a Library and Community Center which would be constructed where there is now a parking lot on Keele street, in the Junction area of Toronto. The plan takes inspiration from the Cloister archetype which hearkens back to the earliest centers of knowledge. Reaching out to the street is a public workshop. Large doors allow for it to spill out onto the wide pathway and garden. Once inside the central courtyard, a colonnade connects the various sections of the library and encircles the inner green space. A Studio for art classes and private work sits above the Children’s Section with a view into the courtyard.

School Term : Winter 2018 Course : 1B Design Studio Supervisor : Donald McKay

The plan takes inspiration from the Cloister archetype which hearkens back to the earliest centers of knowledge. Reaching out to the street is a public workshop. Large doors allow for it to spill out onto the wide pathway and garden. Once inside the central courtyard, a colonnade connects the various sections of the library and encircles the inner green space. A Studio for art classes and private work sits above the Children’s section. 7


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The cloister attempts to provide the benefits of a traditional library which are often found lacking in suburban neighborhoods. The programs working in tandem with the library function to bring together and foster relationships between the wide age and ethnic gap present in the community. Throughout the library, careful consideration has been given in order for all elements to be fully appreciated on a human scale. From a seat level ledge running along the colonnade to the courtyard’s 45 foot width - small enough to feel intimate and lively with the occupancy that could be expected in this neighborhood but still spacious enough to accommodate a large number of people every aspect of the design is catered to the human experience of the building. 13


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T HE JE TTY

The Jetty is a boat dock and recreation space for the small French town of Mesnil A Caux. This town is unique in that, unlike almost every other nearby town, due to the high cliffs running along it’s coast, it has little to no connection with the Channel below it. The Jetty attempts to bridge this gap by providing space for residents to dock their boats, a dedicated floor for fish vendors to set up and plenty room for community recreation. The platforms are suspended by a steel mast which is secured but a large concrete footing and piles in the ocean floor. Steel tension cables into the cliff face also provide stability and act as a redeundancy mechanism for the mast. In conceiving of this structure we hope to unite the seaside community of Mesnil A Caux with the sea at it’s doorstep.

School Term : Winter 2018 Course : Building Construction Supervisor : Terri M. Boake Collaborator : Salma Kalloo

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GARDEN Featured in Common Waters Exhibitioin

The Garden is a community oriented facility which sits on the outcrop just south of the riverside dam in Cambridge Ontario. The project is centered around a micro-hydroelectric station and fishing facility which complement the current occupancy of the space.

School Term : Summer 2019 Course : 2A Design Studio Supervisor : Jane Hutton

A winding elevated pathway allows access to the site from the road and a grid mesh structure underneath acts as a trellis, facilitating the growth and strengthening of the island and bank. The three steel structures placed onto the site are a service station for the generator, which would provide enough energy to power up to 6 single family homes year round. An icebox, lockers, and cleaning station for fishersmen who often use the current space or that purpose, and a pergola to provide a shaded recreation space on the far north side of the outcrop. The structures are light and easily configurable to iterate with the evolution of the site. A terraced ring allows for filtered wading pools to be accessible from the walkway.

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PE R SO N A L

The following is an assortment of my drawings, renderings, and paintings. There are both originals and studies of the work of masters. I firmly believe that a good grasp on traditional visualization methods is an invaluable part of an architects skill set and constantly attempt to improve and hone my drawing and painting skills.

School Term : Ongoing

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THANK YOU!

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