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giles hall PORTFOLIO of ARCHITECTURE


Giles is a mature individual for his age. He is well on his way to being a formidable architect. I encourage Giles to pursue his work vigorously and early in his career. I’m certain he will excel at anything he sets his mind to. It was great working with Giles at NBBJ. - Domineco F. Lio


curriculum vitae Giles Hall · University of Waterloo

work experience NBBJ - New York Studio · September - December 2011 –architectural assistant

Produced drawings for permits and addenda Made significant contributions to design discussions Implemented new work processes that improved efficiency Constructed a physical model using laser-cut acrylic

GEC Architecture · January - April 2011 –architectural assistant

Assisted in site review of Calgary City Hall during construction Rendered images for presentation documents and bid sets Coordinated with consultants via telephone and email Completed drawings and specifications for an addendum

B & A Landscape Architecture · September - February 2009 –architectural assistant

Surveyed properties Compiled base files in AutoCAD and Photoshop Assisted with the design process for several projects Logged drawings and maintained office title block Repaired server and setup network printers

academic experience University of Waterloo

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Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Dean’s list & Excellent Academic Standing

Adam Scott C.V.I.

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Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Top Student in French Immersion

awards and recognitions Nov. 2009 Nov. 2009 Jun. 2008 Nov. 1999

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Top Student French Immersion - Adam Scott C.V.I. Vera Briscoe Theatre Award - Adam Scott C.V.I. Ontario Scholar - Ontario Ministry of Education Intellectually Gifted - Ontario Ministry of Education

personal qualifications Excellent communication Abstract problem solver Highly detail oriented

volunteer experience Student government Independant design Community theatre

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Demonstrated by my fluency in both French and English Applied in the Extended Learning Program for the Intellectually Gifted I performed detailed grading analysis during design at G.E.C.

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Waterloo Architecture Students Association Designed the four year plan for the courtyard of A.S.C.V.I. Built sets for and acted in four productions in Peterborough, Ontario


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nanjing eco-technology island

- exhibition center

NBBJ 路 Fall 2011

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nanjing eco-technology island

- exhibition center

NBBJ 路 Fall 2011

Taking cues from the landscape of Singapore, we created a dynamic roofscape of peaks and valleys. This roof serves not only to denote the civic function of the building, but also to control how light penetrates the building. I worked in Revit and Illustrator, with a team of two other architects to develop this building in its second phase of schematic design. In collaboration with a fellow intern, I built the physical model whose roof is made of acrylic to facilitate lighting studies.

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multi-use residential development UWSA 3A 路 Winter 2012

A work in progress, this multi-use building contains 260 residential units, a school, a library and retail for a total gross floor area of 43000 m2. Working iteratively, I am exploring ways to maintain individual identity within an urban setting. Mediating between the human and building scale, a series of courtyards both at the public ground floor and the semi-private floors above create distinct addresses within the large mass of this building. Further explorations will be conducted to identify the layers that exist in an urban setting which help to arbitrate between private and common ownership.

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multi-use residential development UWSA 3A 路 Winter 2012

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CLASSROOMS CLASSROOMS

RESIDENTIAL LIVE + WORK

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LIVE + WORK

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LIVE + WORK LIVE + WORK

RETAIL

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PARKING PARKING

LIBRARY STORAGE

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RETAIL RETAIL

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PARKING East-West Section 1:200

PARKING

North-South Section 1:200

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artist retreat UWSA 1A 路 Fall 2009

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The house is anchored by a corridor at its center. In this space the occupant experiences the vertical scale of the space. From this corridor a variety of spaces unfold. The kitchen, the bedroom, the lounge, the studio. The kitchen and lounge are connected directly and act as the main living space during the day. Here the experience is extroverted and horizontal. A view to the meadow and the lake beyond.

1. patio 5. lounge

2. circulation 6. patio

3. kitchen 7. bathroom

4. studio 8. bedroom

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artist retreat UWSA 1A 路 Fall 2009

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urban zoo 路 native species at risk of extinction UWSA 2B 路 Spring 2011

This project examines the relationship between architecture and landscape. The path and wall transition between park and zoo seamlessly, creating a blurred sense of enclosure. The experience in these spaces are transient and constantly changing. The role of the architecture is to focus the experience and to direct the visitor towards a specific moment in the landscape -- a clearing in the forest, a point in the center of the lake or a ridge in a meadow.

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urban zoo 路 native species at risk of extinction UWSA 2B 路 Spring 2011

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haiti emergency relief UWSA 1B 路 Winter 2010

The Emergency Relief is planned in two stages. The immediate relief effort consists of small truss structures and solid cores structures. Not only do these provide the urgently needed shelter and water but also the skills and training needed for the next stage of relief. The second stage focuses on reclaiming the heavily sloped land previously relegated to shanty villages. The houses incorporate a retaining wall system and planting to secure against erosion. The topmost portion of the houses are lightweight and allow for optimal air circulation.

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haiti emergency relief UWSA 1B 路 Winter 2010

port-au-prince

Heavy Earthquake Atlantic Ocean

Major Road Secondary Road

Shadow City Civic Buiding

Public Green Space Urban Environment

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grand river hotel UWSA 2A 路 Fall 2010

Major Road Public Transit

Grand River Public Green Space Grand River Hotel

Civic Building Retail Building

Trans-Canada Trail Link-up Trail

Residential

The hotel acts as a link between the city and the courtyard, between the familiar and the unknown. The hotel must appeal to the tourist to stay and see what else lies just off the trail, and to the citizen to be introduced to the inherent beauty of the place. The Hotel is comprised of three visibly distinct elements. The rooms which demand light and an elevated relationship to the city. The spa which is self contained, quiet and calm. The public spaces such as the lobby and restaurant which must be open and inviting to allow for movement and activity.

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calgary city hall station and building renovation GEC Architecture - Winter 2011

Located at ‘Mile Zero’ of Calgary’s LRT line, this station is a gateway into Calgary city center. All elements of this station aim to invite people into the city; the ends of the space are gently sloped and adjacent buildings are being renovated to reduce barriers and make the transition from the station into the city seamless.

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thank you, I appreciate your time and interest. Feel free to contact me with any inquiries. phone 路 (519) 568-3626 email 路 giles.a.t.hall@gmail.com



Giles Hall Portfolio 2012