JAMES CLARKE-HICKS PORTFOLIO 2013
RESUME HELLO, I am currently in my second year of studies at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. I am enthusiastic, dedicated, and engaged in my work. This portfolio is a compilation of projects I have produced over the past two years. Thank you for your consideration.
WORK EXPERIENCE Wayfinding Inc.
I worked with on team of five, headed by Professor Donald McKay of the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture. Over the course of 8 weeks our team put together a proposal package for six large and small bus stop & orientation sign stations around the Ring Road of the main campus of the University of Waterloo.
Homestead Renovation and Construction
I worked with a small contracting team on jobs ranging from minor renovations to full additions. Job duties included demolition, installation of hardwood floors, tiling, trim, kitchen and bathroom fixture installation, window and door installation, pouring foundations, and framing.
EDUCATION Candidate for Bachelor Honours of Architectural Studies, Co-op
TECHNICAL SKILLS Rhinoceros V-Ray AutoCAD Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator Hand Drafting Hand Modeling
RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS SSEF Architectural Design Competition, First Place/Award of Excellence click HERE for more information
Outstanding Design Work Award for 1A University of Waterloo
Selected to participate in the Annual Exhibition of Exemplary Student Work, University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Sears Drama Festival
- Award of Excellence in Set Design - District Champions
I.O.D.E. Captain Frederick Bond Chapter Scholarship for the Arts
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2011-2012 2012 2012
VOLUNTEER WORK & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Guelph School of Art
Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
I participated in classes for life drawing, watercolor, screen printing, mono printing, sumi-e, airbrush, portrait drawing, ornithology, mixed media.
I created exit and emergency maps for the new Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis office building and volunteered in creating the new Family Court Support Program pamphlet at Women in Crisis.
NINE SQUARE GRID
SHAPESPACE SSEF architectural design competition
COLLABORATION TOOLS AWARDS
Ella den Elzen Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator First Place/Award of Excellence
WIRE CABLE BUSHING T-SHAPE STEEL FRAME BOLT FIN WITH FILLET WELD
WHEEL Skating Shelter Configuration
The ShapeSpace pavilion is a transformable steel structure that can be reconfigured in order to adapt to the changing needs of any urban environment and fit seamlessly with the current existing fabric of the city. The ShapeSpace pavilion’s system of interlocking steel plates allows its steel ribs to be easily assembled into a number of arrangements to create public spaces for culture, recreation and sports. ShapeSpace can be configured to become a gallery or exhibition venue, to a set of market stalls, to a series of rink-side skating shelters. The ribs can be unbolted from the steel plates and the PTFE glass fiber fabric that is stretched over its frame can be removed in order to allow the entire structure to be dismantled and moved to a new location. As well, because the pavilion is composed of the same repeated elements: a steel plate, steel ribs and tensile fabric; new pieces can be manufactured and added to ShapeSpace’s more linear configurations.
EDGE CABLE FABRIC CLAMP DOUBLE HINGE
STEEL TUBE IN CABLE POCKET
T-SHAPE STEEL FRAME
PTFE GLASS FIBRE FABRIC
WAYFINDING bus stops and information towers
PROJECT COORDINATOR COLLABORATION
Donald McKay Lindsey Nette, David Schellingerhoudt, Nicole Ratajczak
AutoCad, Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
Wayfinding Inc. is an initiative to reshape pedestrian walkways and navigational systems on the campus grounds of the University of Waterloo. Ring Road encircles the bulk of facilities on the main campus and is considered the principle face of the university. The development of new facilities inside Ring Road are cutting orientating views, confusing natural pathways, and in many cases, blocking access into the interior campus from Ring Road. Many sections of Ring Road have become impenetrable. Escalating the problem, there is no discernible matrix of paths or open spaces running through the campus. As a result, buildings do not have formal addresses and most quads and commons are unacknowledged. The first step in initiating an extensive reshaping of pedestrian walkways inside the Ring Road is to establish gateways into the interior. These gateways would have bus stops, bike racks, information stands and most importantly, a clear unobstructed view into the campus.
South Gate stop
South Gate stop Section
6 Bus stop Garden wall
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Information Screen Enameled Steel Case Photovoltaic Panel Steel & Fabric Canopy Concrete Drum Wood Bench Concrete Garden Wall Corten Steel Insert Bike Rings Garbage and Recycling Bins Perennial Garden
Bus stop canopy Exploded Axonomtric
A B C D E F
Back-lit Location Signage Cut into Face Information Screen Enameled Steel Case and Face Plate Battery Storage Photovoltaic Panel Steel Mast
North Gate stop
North Gate stop Section
Student Life Center stop
Student Life Center stop Section
NINE SQUARE GRID An exploration of space and form
hand drafting, hand modeling
Zaven Titizian, Adeline Chum
Axonometric The nine square grid is an exploration of space using a limited set of design elements. From a framework of columns I developed a pavillion using basic spatial elements such as columns, curves and plains. My nine square grid consists of one horizontal plain. I imposed the nine quadrants onto the plain by pulling points of the raised plain to the ground. I then torqued my pavilion over one quadrant. The pavilion on the following page is a collaboration between myself and two fellow students, Zaven Titizian and Adeline Chum. We transformed our individual pavilions into one three story structure. This exercise focused on the integration of different forms into one seamless body of work. Sections
Third Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
TOWNHOUSE The urban family dwelling
hand drafting, hand modeling, mixed media
The townhouse is a urban family home located in downtown Galt, Cambridge. This family home consists of four bedrooms; three upstairs and one in the basement. As the needs of a family shift the basement is designed to change with its inhabitants. The basement can be transformed into a separate apartment. For the time being it serves as a rec room. The sunken backyard provides the living and kitchen space with a view while giving the basement light. The images on this page were a preliminary exercise to the townhouse. They are my personal ideas of the â€œgood lifeâ€? portrayed through mixed media. These images are fragments of an aesthetic response to my ideal image of a family dwelling.
Basement Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Basement and top floors
Back Elevation Front elevation
JUNK LOTS Redeveloping Cambridge’s downtown core
Alan Song, Crystal Yung, Cynthia Tang hand modeling, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop
Junk is a redevelopment of lots located in Cambridge, Ontario. These are deemed “junk”. Most of these lots downtown are located behind already existing commercial and residential buildings and are currently being used for parking. Our goal was to produce modular dwellings that are flexible . The design began with the elevation of the dwellings from the ground plain. This allows us to keep parking under the dwelling. The dwellings are grouped in clusters of three. Circulation runs through the base of the middle unit of the clusters. There are two types of dwellings: the middle units and the side units. The loft bedrooms on the side units provide a divide between public and private without creating walls. In the interest of saving space while providing a flexible floor plan, the bed in the middle unit can be folded into the wall to provide more living space.
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
existing buildings proposed lot proposed studios
Photographs of site model
The south elevation is a glass facade set back two meters into the concrete shell. This setback allows the low winter sun to penetrate much farther into the dwelling than the high summer sun. The dark oak cladding on the balcony minimizes heat sink effect.
PERSONAL WORKS I grew up in the artist community of Guelph, Ontario. I have been exposed to the visual and performing arts all of my life. Exploring and experimenting with different mediums is one of my favourite pastimes. Depicted below is a small sellection of my favorite pieces.
SELF PORTRAIT 2 Watercolour
SELF PORTRAIT 3 Watercolour
SELF PORTRAIT 1 Watercolour
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