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WORK EXPERIENCE Independent Employment - Toronto ON 2016 - 2018 Through independent clients, I have helped to complete resettlement projects in Africa, mine rehabilitation in Mexico, commercial interior for a startup in the U.S., and small multi residential and restaurant projects in Toronto.

DIALOG - Vancouver BC 2015, 8 month period Projects include Deerfoot Mall Urban Redevelpment, UBC SUB, Vancouver House, and Seaspan Headquarters. Roles were largely varied consisting of preparing presentation & leasing packages, BIM modelling & clash detection, Construction & Permit packages, Schematic design of residential & commercial projects, and LEED accredidation.

IBI Group - Manchester UK 2015, 4 month period Projects include West Herts College, Stockport Grammer School, and town centre redevelopment for Barnsely. Roles were mostly dedicated to the design of West Herts College and BIM modelling for the purpose of tender drawings and presentation material.

IBI Group - Vancouver BC 2013 & 2014, 12 month period Projects include Opsal, Binning Tower, Avanti Condominium Developments. Roles include resolving problems during construction phase, preparing working drawings, and architetcural detailing.

Endri Poletti Architect - London ON 2012, 4 month period Projects include health centre and Waterfront Distrct Proposal. Roles include developing my Revit skills during construction modelling, design of waterfront district master plan.

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CONTACT

jamie.c.banks@gmail.com 416-578-9610

2080 West Broadway, Unit 372 Vancouver, BC. V6J0C7

Mitchell Architects - North Bay ON 2012, 4 month period

KEY SKILLS

MMC Architects - Toronto ON 2011, 4 month period

I have 7 years of Revit experience in both the work place and university projects. I enjoy working in Revit and pride myself in building quick and versitile models.

EDUCATION Masters of Architecture (With Distinction) 2018 - University of Waterloo My thesis, “Domestic Insurgency-Towards Affordable Housing in Vancouver,� comprehensively identifies the economic, urban, regulatory, and architectural dynamics contributing to the housing crisis. The proposal includes an architectural framework that provides 5 new typologies to redevelop single house lots that are profitable for the private sector.

Teaching Assistant 2017 - University of Waterloo 3 term positions: Building Science, Design Studio & Urban Studies

Bachelors of Architectural Studies (With Distinction) 2015 - University of Waterloo

Exceptional Revit Knowledge

Teamwork I excell as both a team player and in leadership roles. The work environment is important to me, and I participate in that environment with friendliness, open communication, and hardwork.

Passion Through childhood I have been drawn to architecture for its role in citybuilding and everyday life. The overall goal of my career would be to use the oppurtunities created by architetcure to improve everyday quality of life in the city. I am most passionate about the intersection of architetcure at the public realm and creating highly livable residential projects.

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LEED Green Associate Since earning my accreditation, I have worked to certify LEED projects ranging from office renovations such as the Canada green building council headquarters (CaGBC) to large new construction projects such as the UBC student union building.

AWARDS & HOBBIES Urban Strategies Inc. Award 2017 Honourable Mention at CSC Student Design Competition 2014 IJAR (International Journal of Architectural Research) Feature City Building Enthusist - Multiple awards and features in commmunity magazines Competitive Road Cyclist

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Domestic Insurgency Vancouver’s persisting housing crisis has decoupled dwelling prices from local income through persistent capital investment oriented dwelling typologies and restrictions on land availability. Vancouver, as one of the first North American cities to reach a post-sprawl condition, must correct policy and land use to acknowledge changes in dwelling preferences, demographics, and land value to provide a new mass housing strategy. Once contradictory policy is aligned to affordable housing values, the thesis proposes a housing framework for the private sector to profitably build dwellings suitable for a range of local incomes. The framework targets Vancouver’s most prominent, repetitive, and artificially underused land, its low density house neighbourhoods, to resurrect a middle density housing typology to respectfully transition neighbourhoods to affordable dwellings. Using a three pronged approach of neighbourhood improvement, flexible design for occupant control, and a focus on sharing, dwellings are drastically reduced in cost due to efficient space and material planning while simultaneously increasing living benefits to building inhabitants and its existing neighbours. Traditional thresholds at the dwelling and building scales are reimagined to support smaller living spaces and urban development in established neighbourhoods that create new co-dependent beneficial relationships and dynamically mitigate frictions, rather than eliminate them altogether. Ultimately, the framework provokes a wave of disruption in the housing market in response to current crisis conditions by making living more communal, shifting the focus from investment to human capital and by reinstating affordability as a key facet in the living standard formula governing housing design. The framework is an insurgent force that provides affordable housing through the private sector despite distorted high property costs, using existing property and economic mechanisms to create an alternative competitive affordable housing type. It is also an insurgency within the built fabric of the city, inserting itself within established neighbourhoods currently fortified against change and in progressing ideas of co-living and participatory deisgn. Overtime, efforts to improve neighbourhoods for existing residents, putting people first, and creating a sustainable growth strategy capable of housing new residents for the long term, it is the ambition of this proposal to eventually reach a critical mass to reduce housing prices for all dwellings to restore affordability within the entire city.

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$42,154 Median Wage Price/Income Range of All Price/Income Range of All Proposed Dwellings Micro Unit Dwellings

140,000 150,000 50,000 160,000

$324,234 Vancouver (West) 4 Storey $1.0M 2 BDRM

170,000 180,000 60,000 190,000

Price/Income Range of Average Vancouver Incomes

200,000 210,000 70,000 220,000

$70,090 Median Household Income $1,330,085 Vancouver (West) 4 Storey 3 BDRM $438,000 Studio

230,000 240,000 80,000 250,000

$1.5M Vancouver (East) Detached

260,000 270,000 90,000 280,000

Price/Income Range of All Existing Dwellings Price/Income Range of All Existing Dwellings

290,000 300,000 100,000

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110,000

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Income Required to Affordabley Purchase Dwellings 20,000 Vancouver (East) Storey Micro-Unit Income Dwelling$107,037 Price in Millions of $6 (CAD)

Vancouver (East) 4 Storey Vancouver (West) 4 Storey Each Line Represents a Development Scenerio Vancouver (East) 6 Storey Vancouver 4875 (West) 6 Storey

Average Vancouver (East)Existing 4 Storey Price 5094 -64% $356 Vancouver (East) 6 Storey Proposal Price Range -55% $447

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Figure 4.2.6: Overview of proposed dwellings prices and required incomes with existing options.

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BACHELORS

HIKERS HIKERS LODGE

LODGE

PARTI Based in theinremote outpost of Dreki, Iceland, thethe lodge revolves Based the remote outpost of Dreki, Iceland, lodge revolves around the reflections of an of adventurer after arriving at theirat their around the reflections an adventurer after arriving destination. The architecture guides the the hiker through thethe stages destination. The architecture guides hiker through stages of arrival to the ultimate moment, tothe thepool of arrival to the ultimate moment,where wherethe thehiker hiker floats to pool edge and looks looks across acrossthe thevast vastand andbarren barrenlandscape landscapeinin which whichthey theycrossed crossed to lodge. The lodge focusesfocuses on to reach reachthethe lodge. The lodge on encouraging reflection and and the sharing of stories around pockets encouraging reflection the sharing of stories around pockets of geothermal generated heatheat - the- lifeblood of the lodge - while of geothermal generated the lifeblood of the lodge - while beingbeing humbled by the beyond. humbled by landscape the landscape beyond.

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BACHELORS

HIKERS HIKERS LODGE

LODGE

SUSTAINABILITY A significant portion of the project is employed in creating a self sufficient outpost due to its remote location. Geothermal energy is the most important resource and is used to heat, create electricity and is central in the experience of staying at the lodge.The envelope was designed in depth to be airtight, well insulated and most importantly adaptive to the unique northern climate.The facade was heavily studied so that it was built with sustainable materials such as imported wood and rocks collected from the site.The act of repair and maitnance is simplified so as to become an enjoyable event for the lodge keeper, which is proven by building a to scale sample of the outer wall.

SUSTAINABILITY A significant portion of the project is employed in creating a self sufficient outpost due to its remote location. Geothermal energy is the most important resource and is used to heat, create electricity and is central in the experience of staying at the lodge. The envelope was designed in depth to be airtight, well insulated and most importantly adaptive to the unique northern climate. The facade was heavily studied so that it was built with sustainable materials such as imported wood and rocks collected from the site. The act of repair and maitnance is simplified so as to become an enjoyable event for the lodge keeper, which is proven by building a to scale sample of the outer wall.

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WELLESLEY PARK

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WELLESLEY PARK

This project combines residential, theatre school, and park into a comprehensive development for a central empty lot in downtown Toronto. Development is kept to the edges to form a large open greenspace for sporting activities that are in short supply in this area. Axis run alongside and through the developments for public circulation, and to activate the bases of these large buildings with human scaled interventions. The residences above occupy three narrow towers, in two storey suites, to create cross ventilated interiors and light, airy exterior terraces. Retail runs along the busy street edge and turns into a entry plaza to the theatre and park beyond.

WELLESLEY PARK

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BACHELORS

ROME TERM

DAILY SKETCH STUDIES

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Above: Daily Sketch Studies Right: Artist Residence along the city walls of Rome

Site plan for the Museum of Rome: Theatrics, Order, Chaos, Desire DAILY SKETCH MUSEUM STUDIES OF THE CITY OF& ROME

A SCHOOL TERM IN

ROME

ARTISTS RESIDENCE AT CITY WALLS


PERSONAL

ABOUT ME I have always been interested in Architecture and Urban Planning. Since childhood I have sought to construct buildings and cities in every medium I could get my hands on. I have designed urban regions digitally, hand drawn city maps, crafted wooden citys at home, carved out island cities of sand at the beach and built ice and snow igloos and dwellings on lawns and in forests. I take this enthusiasm into my Architectural education and workplaces. Today, outside of work I am a competitive cyclist and am an active member of city building communities online.

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