Jacqueline Chow portfolio
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u Abo Résumé
A Writer’s Residence
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7th Day Adventist Church
Kingâ€™s College Chapel
The Quick Brown Fox
Gifu Kitagata Apartment
address: 27 Avery Court, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada email: email@example.com phone: 226-929-0877
May - Aug 2013
Toker + Associates Architectural Assistant
2010 - Present
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON Calgary, AB
LEED Review and Applications Workscales Evaluation Studies Presentation and Sample Boards Feasibility Reports Render Preparations
Candidate for Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies
2006 - 2010
Unionville High School
Arts York Visual Arts Program Graduate
Sept - Dec 2012
Makrimichalos Cugini Architects Student Intern Architect
Proposal Development Schematic Design Space Programming Detailed Millwork Design Presentation and Sample Boards Rhino and Sketchup Renderings
Jan - Apr 2012
Telstorm Corp. Architectural Assistant
Envelope, Cladding and Roofing Details Bid-walk Tender Meetings, Site Visits Tender and Closing Documents AutoCAD Drafting Sample Boards
May - June 2011
Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd. Contract Draftsman
AutoCAD Drafting Internet Cable Route Development
Rhinoceros 5 w/ Vray SketchUp w/ Vray AutoCAD Grasshopper RhinoPython Photoshop Illustration InDesign AfterEffects
Laser Cutting CNC Model Building Wood Working
English Cantonese Mandarin
Volunteer & Extra Curricular
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Front of House Guest Servicing Box Office Ticket Sales
Sept - Nov 2012
OCAD University Continuing Studies
Publication of Kingâ€™s College Chapel project in architecture magazine
2010 Crafts Business Club
Found and Appointed Vice President Jewelry Design, Fabrication and Retail
Sept - Jan 2009
Varley Art Gallery
Assistant Teacher at Art Workshops
Beijing Pre-Olympic Ceremony
China Band Performer with International Students
Autodesk AutoCAD Diploma AutoCAD training completion at Welkin System Ltd.
Fundamentals of Portraiture Course Anatomical Rendering and Sculpting
Sept - Nov 2012
ArchNet - IJAR Magazine
Emerson Certificate of Appreciation Creation of original artwork for Emerson Process Management branding
University of Waterloo Scholarship Faculty of Engineering Presidentâ€™s Scholarship for 90% Entrance Average
Canadian Mathematics Competition Top 25% in University of Waterloo Mathematics Competition
Z Condominium Wellesley St. W, Toronto, Ontario
The Z Condiuminium is a large building complex with a theatre on the entry level and a residential tower above. The sloped configuration of the building allows public accessibility to the rooftop. When ascending the ramp, the users circulate around the public plaza and view the activity occurring in the outdoor cafe seating area, ice rink and open playing field below. In addition, there are green terraces dispursed intermittently in the residential tower to provide private garden spaces for the residents. Rhinoceros w/ Vray, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
The building programmme includes residential units, retail spaces, a performing arts center and a park space. Designed on a site in downtown Toronto, the multipurpose building complex integrates nicely into the urban fabric.
Botanical SCENTer The Portlands, Toronto, Ontario
The Botanical Scenter is located in Portlands, Toronto Ontario. The botanical garden is dedicated to the study of olfactory properties in different plant species. Through a series of topographical changes, various atmospheric planes are created to enhance and capture plant smells. The Botanical Scenter is an interactive facility shared amongst many users, including humans, animals, and insects. The plant scents range from repugnant to pleasantly aromatic, and part of the experience in the garden is to reflect upon how one reacts and responds to the smells emitted by the different plants. AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketching
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The Botanical Scenter houses twelve different plant species. An investigation on the animal and insectsâ€™ attraction and repulsion to these specific plants was conducted to develop the organization of the programme. The progammatic spaces include a plant nursery, cafe, botanical garden, archive and auditorium.
The Vignette SSEF Competition Entry
The Vignette is a pedestrian bridge that allows access to a local park from a residential neighbourhood across the river. The overpass is a biomimetic structure that immitates the spiralling characteristics of vines. Potted plants are fastened to the structural steel members and the foliage grows along the curvature to simulate the illusion of the bridge being one large vine. Rhinoceros w/ Vray, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Design 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Welded connection plate bolted to cross bracing. Tubular steel beam. Deck beam cross bracing. Arched cross beams bolted together and clamped to outer beams. Dampers
Tubular steel beam Galvanised steel base plate welded to beam and connected to concrete footing by anchor bolts.
Tubular steel beams welded together. Steel tension rods with pin connections welded onto tubular beams. Forked clamp connections. Arched deck beams. I-Beam cross bracing.
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Stainless steel railings Tubular steel helixes
Wood decking Steel deck beam
Curved tubular steel beams Section View
The skeleton of the bridge is constructed from two helical steel frames. The outer helix acts as a framework that supports the inner helix using tension rods.
A Writerâ€™s Residence Spragues Road, Cambridge, Ontario
The Writerâ€™s Residence is a temporary live and work studio designed for a writer. The shelter is situated on a gently sloping hill that overlooks the meadow and forest by Taylor Lake on the outskirts of Galt, Cambridge. The building geometry is created from intersecting prisms to create voids and protrusions. Intimate spaces for contemplation and repose are delineated by these moments of intersection within the larger volume. Rhinoceros w/Vray, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Model Building
The building is constructed of concrete and heavy timber. This modest home is comprised of a living space on the ground floor and a private studio on the upper level. Featured within the building are tall built-in bookshelves lined against the north and west wall to encourage knowledge exchange between transient occupants.
Faculty of Science University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Toker + Associates
I partook in the renovation project of the Faculty of Science building at the University of Calgary. My responsibility in the project was to develop a design scheme that was a good representation of the Faculty of Science. During the design process, I produced working design drawings, presentation and sample boards, and selected finishes. Rhinoceros w/Vray, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
The renders were produced after multiple revisions of the design concept with my team members. Renders of the Faculty of Science lobby entrance, second floor lobby, kitchen and office workspace, and selected finishes were presented to the client on presentation panels.
7th Adventist Church Albion Road, Toronto, Ontario Makrimichalos Cugini Architects
The 7th Day Adventist Church is a mixed use building that incorporates a Catholic Church with a community center. I was involved in the schematic design stage with the principal architect. In addition to developing the building programme, I also designed the exterior elevation and produced rendered drawings for client presentations. Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator
Kingâ€™s College Chapel Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Kingâ€™s College Chapel is a chapel in the University of Cambridge. The historical building epitomizes the style of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. Emphasis on vertical lines, large stain glass windows and intricate fan vaults are distinguished features in the chapel. A 1:100 scale model is built to encourage the study of architectural history in detail. The structural elements are revealed from a section cut down the center of the building. Group Members: Christina Liu, Emily Guo, Eveline Lam, Haylie Chan, Ronald Tang AutoCAD, Laser Cutting, Model Building
The structural components in the model were hand crafted and laser cut from millboard and basswood. The stain glass windows were created from ink prints on transparent film.
Typical Window Elevation
The Quick Brown Fox
Digital Typing Study
Partner: Haylie Chan Rhinoceros w/ Vray, RhinoPython, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign
The process of design is an acquisition of information. The System Stalker Lab explores the art of processes by acquiring, parsing, filtering and mining information of an observable, dynamic phenomenon. The basic motion of typing is an intrinsic action to modern man, however the embodied properties of its nature are often overlooked. This project, The Quick Brown Fox, investigates the behaviours of typing on a keyboard. A base documentation of two different test subjects engaging in typing is collected by visually tracking a series of photographed image frames to translate the qualitative data into its text and numeric form. From the emergence of this quantitative information registered in the parsing phase, an analytical critique can begin to materialize. In order to mine the characteristic properties of typing, this simple human gesture is explored at a macro and micro level. The numerical and graphical relationship of the keyboard to the entire hand, individual keys to the fingers, finger position to speed are several variables considered in this analysis. In exploring the comparative strategies of typing between two people, the relationships between hand/finger displacement and time are understood.
The subsequent phase to the filtration process is to design a 3-dimensional form that is representational of the relationships generated in the earlier stages of the investigation. This 3-dimensional structure is defined by the logic founded from observations and rules that are deployed to create a sequential transformation manifested in three planar axes.
Gifu Kitaga Apartment Gifu, Japan
The Gifu Kitagata Apartment case study intends to understand the organization of large urban complexes. This building is a social housing project set as a precedent in Japan to digress from the traditional convention of massive building units. In documenting and investigating the functional programs and building elements of the Gifu Kitagata Apartment, insight on spatial arrangements and urban residential patterns are acquired. Rhinoceros w/ Vray, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects
Apartment Unit Plan