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Hello! My name is Jenny Xia, and I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. This portfolio contains a selection of my architectural work from 2014 - 2016, as well as some paintings and photography.


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ACADEMIC

East 9 Architects & Planners Ltd. Pte

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I’d love to contribute to your team!

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Singapore

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urban microinstitution “library +” in downtown Toronto

[be]flowground

how can housing adapt to the needs of the 21st century?

redux pavilion

steel structures competition, theme: recycle

installation: a living room couch caves and rap shows

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art

painting,s, sketches, photography, music


EXPERIENCE East 9 Architects & Planners Pte Ltd.

JENNY XIA e. jieni.xia@gmail.com t. (647) - 388 - 8169 l. Toronto, Canada

Architectural Assistant + Researched and developed design proposals for competitions and tender invitations + Created presentation drawings and construction drawings for commercial, institutional, and residential projects

Jan. - Apr. 2016 Singapore

Canadian Art Foundation

Art Ambassador + Researched and developed short pitches for modern artworks and artists + Pitched artwork to potential buyers at CAF’s annual Galleryhop event at the Carlu

Freelance Artist

+ Participated in solo and group art shows, sold paintings and commissioned pieces + Created program for and ran a children’s art camp

May - Oct. 2013 Toronto, Canada

Sept. 2010 - 2015 Toronto, Canada

EDUCATION University of Waterloo School of Architecture

Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies [BAS] + Excellent academic standing + Dean’s list (2A)

Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts Special series visual arts program + Graduated as Artist of the Year

Sept. 2014 - June 2019 (Expected)

Cambridge, Canada Sept. 2010 - June 2014 Toronto, Canada

SKILL SET Digital

- AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhinocerous, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop,

Illustrator, Indesign), Maxwell Render Analog - Hand drafting, hand modelling, sketching Language - English, conversational Mandarin Learning - Arduino, Grasshopper for Rhinocerous Other - Painting, Piano (RCM level 10), Erhu (Chinese violin), Zhonghu

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS +Annual exhibition of exemplary student work, Design at Riverside Gallery 2016 2A Studio final project selected +University of Waterloo International Experience Award 2016 +University of Waterloo Entrance Scholarship 2014 +Kiwanis Non-traditional Bowed Strings Competition First Place, 2014 +21st Mandarin Lion Arts Festival, Erhu, 17+ Competition First Place, 2014 +Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts Scholar (Honour roll) 2010-2014 +ORMTA Piano Competition, Greater Toronto Area Finals Represented Scarborough in C-levels, 2010-11


East 9 Architects & Planners Pte Ltd. JANUARY - APRIL 2016 LOCATION: SINGAPORE SUPERVISORS: BETSY LAU, NADIA LIANAWATI MUSTOPO SOFTWARE: AUTOCAD, SKETCHUP, PHOTOSHOP CRAFT: SKETCHING SCOPE OF WORK: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, CREATION OF PRESENTATION MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS, RESEARCH, CAD ORTHOGRAPHIC DRAWINGS PROJECTS: CENTREPOINT SHOPPING CENTRE, CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESAN HUB COMPETITION, HALFWAY HOME RELOCATION COMPETITION, MEKONG VIEW TOWER CONDOMINIUM, 16B LEEDON PARK LANDED HOME, SACRED FAMILY CHURCH ADDITION

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WORK EXPERIENCE • EAST 9 ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS


The CentrePoint 176 Orchard Road, Singapore SHOPPING CENTRE RENOVATION Rebranding and renovation of one of the central shopping centres in the Orchard Road area, Singapore’s major retail and entertainment hub. I joined the team to assist in creating client presentation material and construction/detail drawings for ongoing works. I also contributed designs for media walls, an underpass entrance, and parking lot signage.

Catholic Archdiocesan Hub Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore CAMPUS DESIGN COMPETITION Design competition for $100 million SGD multi-program campus for the Catholic Archdiocesan of Singapore. Programmatic requirements included a 2500 seater auditorium, F&B/ commercial spaces, offices, residential dormitories, religious facilities, recreational facilities, and a retirement home for elderly clergy. I joined the competition team and contributed to inital concept designs and the design of the retirement home. I transposed design sketches into CAD plans and sections, in addition to producing presentation boards and assisting in photoshopping design renderings.

SELECTED PROJECTS

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Pictured: Case Study of Parc Matisse a Lille, Gilles Clement Detail of Analytic axonometric, May 2016 Rhinocerous, Illustrator, Photoshop

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URBAN MICROINSTITUTION APRIL 2015 DESIGN STUDIO II : URBAN MICROINSTITUTION LOCATION: TORONTO, CANADA SUPERVISORS: DONALD MCKAY SOFTWARE: AUTOCAD, RHINOCEROUS, MAXWELL RENDER, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN CRAFT: PHOTOGRAPHY Auxiliary program is arranged to create a monolithic volume. The library becomes the spaces around and between the volume.

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URBAN MICROINSTITUTION

ACADEMIC WORKS


TRADITIONAL LIBRARY PROGRAM : READING/STUDY AREAS

CONSOLIDATE

FRONT ELEVATION

AUXILIARY PROGRAM

ARRANGE

WALLS

FLOORS

EAST-WEST SECTION

SOUTH-NORTH SECTION

1B DESIGN STUDIO • DONALD MCKAY

RHINO • AUTOCAD • MAXWELL RENDER • ILLUSTRATOR • PHOTOSHOP • INDESIGN

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Ground floor plan 1:100

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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URBAN MICROINSTITUTION

1st floor plan 1:100

1ST FLOOR PLAN

ACADEMIC WORKS

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2ND FLOOR PLAN

1B DESIGN STUDIO • DONALD MCKAY

2nd floor plan 1:100

3rd floor plan

1:100 3RD FLOOR PLAN

RHINO • AUTOCAD • MAXWELL RENDER • ILLUSTRATOR • PHOTOSHOP • INDESIGN

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REDUX PAVILION APRIL 2015 SSEF STEEL STRUCTURE COMPETITION THEME: RECYCLE BUILDING SCIENCE LOCATION: TORONTO, CANADA SUPERVISORS: TERRI BOAKE IN COLLABORATION WITH JEFF SO SOFTWARE: RHINOCEROUS, MAXWELL RENDER, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN Modular construction system designed to allow for the future adaptive reuse of transmission towers into community pavilions, acknowledging the rise of off grid energy sources and thus ancipating the eventual obsolesence of the towers.

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REDUX PAVILION

ACADEMIC WORKS


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1m

3m

6m

Small pavilion floor plan

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1m

3m

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1m

3m

Large pavilion

RENDERING floor plan 6m

Elevations ELEVATIONS 6m

steelsteel clevis attachment clevis attachment 10 mm steelsteel cable 10 mm cable

steel clevis attachment 10 mm steel cable

20 mm steelsteel boltbolt 20 mm steelsteel washer washer steelsteel Y - section attachment plateplate Y - section attachment 75 mm x 75xmm coped galvanized 75 mm 75 mm coped galvanized steelsteel section section 20 mm steel 30 mm hexagon nut bolt 30 mm hexagon nut steel washer steel Y - section attachment plate 75 mm x 75 mm coped galvanized steel section 30 mm hexagon nut

Redux Pavilion is a customizable and expandable system. Size and shape of the pavilion can be determined by amount of transmission towers available, community usage, and site.

20 mm steelsteel boltbolt 20 mm 205205 mmmm x 205 mmmm steelsteel x 205 section section 75 mm x 75xmm galvanized 75 mm 75 mm galvanized steelsteel section 20 section mm steel bolt steelsteel lapped joint bracket bracket 205lapped mm x joint 205 mm steel 30 mm hexagon nut nut 30section mm hexagon 75 mm x 75 mm galvanized steel section steel lapped joint bracket 30 mm hexagon nut

EXPLODED CONSTRUCTION AXO 20 mm steelsteel boltbolt 20 mm steelsteel lapped jointjoint bracket lapped bracket 75 mm x 75xmm coped galvanized 75 mm 75 mm coped galvanized steelsteel section 20 section mm steel bolt 30 mm hexagon nut steel lapped joint bracket 30 mm hexagon nut 75 mm x 75 mm coped galvanized steel section 30 mm hexagon nut

SSEF COMPETITION / BUILDING SCIENCE

RHINO • MAXWELL RENDER • ILLUSTRATOR • PHOTOSHOP

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[BE]FLOWGROUND DECEMBER 2015 DESIGN STUDIO III : THE GRAND DOMESTIC REVOLUTION LOCATION: CAMBRIDGE, CANADA SUPERVISORS: ADRIAN BLACKWELL SOFTWARE: AUTOCAD, RHINOCEROUS, MAXWELL RENDER, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN CRAFT: MODEL MAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY How can housing adapt to the needs of the 21st century? [BE]FLOWGROUND seeks to reintegrate the perception of bodily physicality back into every day life, addressing the contemporary alienation of mind and body, digital and physical. While the virtual world becomes increasingly vital to the functioning of our societies, our bodies

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[BE]FLOWGROUND

remain in the physical world. A typical day for someone living in the 21st century consists of moving from one sitting position to another, leading to a narrow range of vertical movement throughout the day. In [BE] FLOWGROUND, a wider range of interaction with the ground plane becomes a part of daily living.

1 OF 3 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR STUDENT WORK SHOWCASE AT DESIGN AT RIVERSIDE GALLERY

ACADEMIC WORKS


2A DESIGN STUDIO • ADRIAN BLACKWELL

RHINO • AUTOCAD • ILLUSTRATOR • PHOTOSHOP • INDESIGN

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Units are reduced to the essentials of private program: sleeping, bathing, defecating, and storage. A large communal area on each floor houses the kitchen, working area, and living room.

Typical floor plan

Ground floor plan

South elevation

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[BE]FLOWGROUND

ACADEMIC WORKS


1. WEST-EAST SECTION 2. NORTH-SOUTH SECTION 3. UNIT PLAN 4. UNIT SECTION

2A DESIGN STUDIO • ADRIAN BLACKWELL

RHINO • AUTOCAD • ILLUSTRATOR • PHOTOSHOP • INDESIGN

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INSTALLATION: A LIVING ROOM NOVEMBER 2015 TRANSFORMATION IN EXISTING HOME DESIGN STUDIO III : THE GRAND DOMESTIC REVOLUTION LOCATION: CAMBRIDGE, CANADA SUPERVISORS: ADRIAN BLACKWELL IN COLLABORATION WITH AMY BAO, ZOE GOODMAN, & CAITLIN PARIDY SOFTWARE: AUTOCAD, RHINOCEROUS, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN The installation seeks to challenge preconceived notions of program and occupation in domestic settings. The large living room in the Grand House was underutilized, as occupants deferred to existing furniture configurations and custom rather than altering the layout for their own use. By subverting the traditional layout and usage of the room, the installation

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INSTALLATION: A LIVING ROOM

reengages the spatial and sensual awareness of common spaces, and calls into question their usage by their inhabitants. By literally flipping the existing couches and furniture upside down and rearranging them, the transformation inspires a new understanding of the space, triggering new and different programming and usage.

ACADEMIC WORKS


SECTION (BEFORE)

PLAN (BEFORE)

table

cave

ledge

cradle

rap show

INTERVENTION AXONOMETRIC 2A DESIGN STUDIO • ADRIAN BLACKWELL

RHINO • AUTOCAD • ILLUSTRATOR • PHOTOSHOP • INDESIGN

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Pictured: 1A (Self portrait) Acrylic painting on canvas December 2014

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ART

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Star Crossed or: Comfort (you’re such a) Acrylic on panel, 2015

Sun, Moon, and Stars Acrylic on canvas, 2015

L.S Oil on canvas, 2013

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ART • PAINTING

Wave Oil on canvas, 2010


Adolescence Oil on canvas, 2014

Stia, Italy Watercolour, 2014

Nagano Watercolour, 2013

Lifedrawing Oil pastels, 45min pose, 2013

SELECTED PROJECTS

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Growing pains / Shanghai Baldamatic II with Kentmere 400, 2015

Growing pains II / Shanghai Baldamatic II with Kentmere 400, 2015

Teen spirit / Cambridge Sony RX100, 2015

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ART • PHOTOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE


10pm on Amoy Street / Singapore Sony RX100, 2015

Erhu and Zhonghu Performances with the Ho Deng Ensemble @ The Harbourfront Centre, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Fairmount Royal York, Taipei Hospital for Sick Children, St. Margaret Geriatric Hospital, Taipei Cultural and Economic Center, Redpath Stage, Living Arts Centre, YCDSB Centre for the Arts, and more

SELECTED PROJECTS

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Jenny Xia jieni.xia@gmail.com 647 388 8169

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