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JOHN BENNER H. (905)-474-2820 C. (647)-278-0339 E. john.benner@ryerson.ca

EDUCATION 09/2014 - Present

PROJECTS AND INSTALLATIONS 07/2016

Bachelor of Architectural Science Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Design Team Parklet Toronto, Ontario

05/2016 - 05/2017

07/2016

AFFILIATIONS

ARC SOC Project Associate

Maintain and support ongoing external projects under ARC SOC

09/2016 - 06/2017

AIAS Mentorship Program Mentor

Mentoring a first-year Ryerson Architectural Science Undergraduate Candidate over the course of a school year

09/2014 - 06/2017

AIAS Member

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 10/2016 - 04/2017

Research Assistant Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Assisted Professor Jennifer McArthur by collecting and assessing BI data through Revit and Dynamo, and developed graphical presentation for a live building data stream software focusing on Smart Cities and Smart Buildings research for Arup

05/2016 - 08/2016

Construction Project Coordinator BOLT Developments Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Managed the coordination of small residential construction projects under direction of principle developers and interior designers

06/2015 - 10/2015

Designing and fabricating a gathering space that extends from the side walk onto the street

Design Co-Lead Hale Coffee Production Facility Toronto, Ontario

Desiged and fabricated the interior space of a shared coffee production facility and coffee lounge

06/2016

Design Team Canstruction Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Design and assembly of charity art display comprising of food donated cans

06/2016

Design Team Luminato Hearn Generating Station, Toronto, Ontario

With the collaboration of Omar Ghandi, the conceptual future design of the Hearn Generating Station being integrated with Toronto’s urban infrastructure

ACHIEVEMENTS 06/2016

Toronto Canstruction 2016 People’s Choice Award Canstruction Toronto Toronto, Ontario 09/2015

Timber Fever Design-Build Challenge Third Place Moses Structural Engineers Toronto, Ontario 05/2015

Developer Assistant BSIX CORP Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SSEF Architecture Competition Top Ten Finalists Steel Structures Education Foundation Toronto, Ontario

07/2015 - 09/2015

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Designed preliminary site plans and renders for the development of the Odyssey Sports Centre for Seaside California University

Construction Laborer Douglas Reid Renovations Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Assisted in the construction and demolition process of residential buildings

AutoCAD 2016 Revit 2016 Dynamo Rhinoceros 5.0

Chaos Group V-Ray 2.0 Grasshopper Yulio VR Google Sketchup Pro 2016

Adobe Photoshop 2016 Adobe Illustrator 2016 Adobe InDesign 2016 Microsoft Office 2016


TABLE OF CONTENTS 01 TORONTO SCRAP STEEL ART MUSEUM Pier 27, Toronto, Ontario

Design Studio II 07/12/2015

11 NEXUS

Don River, Toronto, Ontario

SSEF Architecture Competition 22/05/2015

21 PRESENCE Iceland

Iceland Trekking Cabins Competition 17/08/2016

27 HALE COFFEE PRODUCTION FACILITY 1485 Dupont St, Toronto, Ontario Interior Design Project In Progress

33 REGENT PARK PAVILION Regent Park, Toronto, Ontario

NXT City Prize 2015 31/07/2015

39 CANADIAN MULTICULTURAL CENTRE 54 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario Integration Studio 05/12/2016


TORONTO SCRAP STEEL ART MUSEUM Location: Pier 27, Toronto, Ontario Course: Design Studio II Completion: 07/12/2015

The Toronto Scrap Steel Art Museum exemplifies the tectonic principles of scrap steel art, and the processes involved in fabricating the art form. The museum is a dual art exhibition center as well as a private residence for selected artist to reside and fabricate art work to be displayed. The museum proposes that select artist who work with scrap steel as an art medium can temporarily stay while they design and develop works that will be displayed within the museum.

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01. ANALYSIS OF CONTEXT FORM

02. DIRECT VIEWS ON SITE

03. ELEVATION OF SCULPTURE GARDENS

04. CIRCULATION

05. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

06. IMMEDIATE CIRCULATION

Pier 27 is an expanding residential site at the heart of Toronto’s harbourfront. Contrasting from its historical typology as a docking station in the 1900’s, the site has grown into a series of developing condominiums that create a stark identity in comparison to the surrounding context. The analysis provided takes into consideration site parameters that the proposed Toronto Scrap Steel Art Museum has to meet. 02


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MODULAR BAY 8M x 8M

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LARGE EXHIBITION SPACE

EXTERIOR SCULPTURE GARDEN

Early research was focused on the art of scrap steel. As a unique median relative to many traditional art forms, steel scrap art takes its form through the many components that comprise its whole. Each piece has intrinsic value to the totality of the entire work. The exploration of this ideal became the driving force for defining the building’s program and orientation. Like steel art, the museum becomes a series of modular bays that take shape of the entire building. Each bay becomes its own individual type of program, with some bays intersecting, forming a larger program. 03


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1. Green Roof: - 500mm Extensive Soil Mix - 31mm Separation Fabric - 500mm Granular Drainage - 62.5mm Protection Mat 2. 125mm x 100mm Frame-less Glass Balustrade Shoe 3. Grout Pad 4. Threaded Rod 5. Formed Hole-Grout Solid 6. Main Runner Channel 7. Weather Seal 8. Threaded Insert 9. Sandwich Panel Precast Unit 10. Grout Seal 11. Ceiling Anchor 12. Hollow-core Slab 13. Custom Precast Concrete L-Beam 14. Supplementary Framing Above Fixture 15. Gypsum Board

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Level 7 25,800

Level 6 21,500

Level 5 17,200

Level 4 12,900

Level 3 8600

Level 2 4300

Level 1 0 (mm)

Section A-A

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Level 7 25,800

Level 6 21,500

Level 5 17,200

Level 4 12,900

Level 3 8600

Level 2 4300

Level 1 0 (mm)

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Exterior Sculpture Garden

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First Floor 960m2 1. Entrance 2. Reception 3. Retail

4. Cafe 5. Feature Stair 6. Elevator 7. Washroom

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8. General Storage (Sm) 9. Fire Stair 10. Fabrication 11. Fabrication Storage 4m 0m

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12. Waste Storage 13. Electrical Room 14. Mechanical Room 15. Service Elevator 16m

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Second Floor 1024m2 1. Feature Stair 2. Small Sculpture Exhibition (Temp) 3. Medium Sculpture Exhibition (Temp) 4. Sculpture Garden 5. Elevator 6. Washroom 7. Security 8. Server Room 9. Fire Stair 10. Staff Washroom 11. Electrical Room 12. Mechanical Room 13. Service Elevator 14. Fabrication 15. General Storage (Main)

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Third Floor 896m2 1. Feature Stair 2. Large Sculpture Exhibition (Temp) 3. Multipurpose Space (Temp) 4. Sculpture Garden 5. Elevator 6. Art Storage 7. General Storage (Sm) 8. Fire Stair 9. Electrical Room 10. Mechanical Room 11. Service Elevator

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The play with perspective is a key element in the execution of the architectural intent. Contrast in form is utilized to emphasize the modular blocks integrate to a solid object. Glazing is incorporated into the southern side of the museum to accentuate the lightness of the modular bays, while the northwesterly facade conforms to the continuity of the use of precast concrete walls. The implementation of this condition allows for a dynamic form that changes its geometry as one circulates the building, engaging perception of individuals.

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South Exterior Perspective

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NEXUS

Location: Don River, Toronto, Ontario

Competition: SSEF Architecture Competition 2015 Top Ten Finalists Members: Adrian Chiu, Erik Aquino Completion: 22/05/2015

The term recycle is not only limited to the notion of waste management. As the theme for the SSEF 2015 Architecture Competition, the term recycle was assessed in a more architectonic manner that sought to answer how space can be recycled, while also contributing a environmentally sustainable initiative. Nexus is created through the formation of public space under the Prince Edward Viaduct, whilst also becoming a filter for garbage running downstream of the Don Valley River.

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Toronto’s rivers are prone to fluctuating water levels, accumulating from extreme precipitation as well as melting snow. With these unpredictable accumulations of water, rivers can vary from a minimum water levels to flooding. As a repercussion, garbage becomes swept into the water and distributed along the river. The Don River deals with the condition of garbage as it connects from several of bodies of water up north, and empties into Lake Ontario. 12


Perspective on Gathering Space

Perspective on Main Walkway

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Floor Plan 5m

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AESS Overhang to Composite Tee Assembly Welded Casing Railing Connection

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Main to Sub Platform Connection 1. HSS Welded Frame 2. Steel Grate 3. Steel Rod 4. Bolts 5. Steel Composite Assembly 6. Hollow AESS Pin Connection 7. Cap

Composite Tee Assembly to Overhang Composite Connection

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1. Steel Grate Platform 2. HSS Welded Frames 3. Hollow AESS 4. Composite Assembly Platform 5. Cuff Connection Bolted

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Steel Pontoon to Spring Connection

Stair Connection

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South Exterior Perspective 20


PRESENCE Location: Iceland

Competition: Iceland Trekking Cabins Competition Members: Katherine Krolak, Daniel Howell, Alan Guildmen Completion: 17/08/2016

Iceland’s landscape is not only unique and extraordinary, but features a diverse variety of geographies; from vast open plains, expansive fjords, and coastal cliffs, to ancient glaciers and active volcanoes and lava fields. It stands apart from other Nordic landscapes as an idyllic destination for hikers, and trekkers. The challenge of the propellers design was to develop a trekking cabin for an environment that is as varied as it is isolated, while at the same time drawing inspiration from Iceland’s rich architectural and cultural heritage, with the ultimate goal of developing a structure that would be safe, secure, and comfortable and an architectural expression that would stand out as an icon of Iceland’s active outdoor lifestyle; a beacon that encourages all those who dare to take on the challenges that the rich landscape has to offer. 21


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EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

1. Roof Assembly 2. Rafters 3. Finishes 4. Light Wood Framing 5. Floor Assembly 6. Floor Joists 7. Grey Water System 8. Helical Piles

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Ísafjörður

Húsavík Dalvik

Bíldudalur Sauðárkrókur

Laugar Akureyri

Blönduós

Patreksfjörður

Reykjahlíð Borgarfjörður Eystri

Egilsstaðir

Seydisfjordur Neskaupstadur Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður

Ólafsvík Hellnar

Borgarnes

Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður

Djúpivogur

Höfn

Reykjavík

Reykjanesbær

Hafnarfjordur

Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Vik

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Flexibility of context became one of many focal points during the design phase of the project. With such diverse terrain throughout the landscape, the building had to be elevated from the ground plane, allowing the structure to be assembled in any topographic condition.

GATHERING SPACE Communal building with shared amenities saves space and creates a hub for fellow travelers to gather

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INTEGRATION WITH CONTEXT Low sloped roof rising from the Earth allows the hut to act as an extension of the landscape

MODULES Modular pods are inserted in the roof to accentuate the presence of trekkers on the landscape


Section A-A 4m

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Interior Perspective

Exterior Sleeping Pod

The sleeping pods are designed to comfortably sleep 2, and are constructed of a steel structure clad in warm wood on the interior, and brass paneling on the exterior. The brass panels will develop a rich patina over time, which will contrast the materiality of the surrounding structure, while still complimenting the overall weathered appearance we desired to achieve over the lifetime of the design. Earth-concrete tiles overlap and envelope the entirety of the main living structure. These tiles were developed to utilize earthen aggregates from each specific site the cabins would be placed in, therefore taking on the unique characters of the colours and textures inherent to each site the design is placed in. Areas where local soils are used as the aggregate will sprout grasses, mosses, and lichens over time and create an expression that is integrated into the landscape as if it had been there from the beginning of time. 25


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1. Sleeping Pods 2. Living Space 3. Dining Space 4. Cabinets 5. Storage 6. Washroom

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HALE COFFEE PRODUCTION FACILITY Location: 1485 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario

Project Type: Interior Design Members: John Zhang, Matthew Lau, Gregorio Jimenez, Liam Hall, Adrian Chiu, Stephen Jones Client: Hale Coffee Company Budget: $25,000 Project Advisor: Vincent Hui Completion: 01/03/2016

Hale Coffee Production Facility offers the clients a dual coffee production facility and coffee lounge area. The production space is created as a display to engage customers to the experience of coffee bean roasting. The client proposed to the design team to create unity with the conditions of the bar, ceiling and feature wall. What results is an open modular form that expands from the feature wall and flows dynamically along the ceiling, enclosing the vertically expansive ceiling whilst accommodating for direct access to the plumbing above. Throughout the form, certain modules have specified programming; that of hanging acrylic light boxes, and shelving units.

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1. Ceiling 2. Pipes 3. Modular Installation 4. Lighting Units 5. Customer Seating 6. Barista 7. Coffee Roasting and Production 8. Multipurpose Space

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1.5� profiles are cut into dimensional vertical members ranging from 390mm to 790mm. All modules are constructed to maintain a overall massing of 390mmx390mmx390mm that ungulate according to the parameters of above pipes. The ceiling fixture forms an extension of the feature wall that grows and expands along the ceiling, bringing continuity to the overall site. 31


Entryway Perspective

Barista Perspective

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REGENT PARK PAVILION Location: Regent Park, Toronto, Ontario Competition: NXT City Prize 2015 Members: Mariam El-Zein Completion: 31/07/2015

The community of Regent Park is an ever growing neighborhood of diversity in its cultural ethnicities. As a repercussion of this encouraging social aspect, the community becomes involved in activities that any individual can participate in, regardless of background. Regent Park takes great care in the idea of Growth and applies it within the community. Regent Park Pavilion redefines a preexisting space in Regent Park that takes the two elements of Growth; being allotment Gardens and community Events. Instead of creating a single use Pavilion, Regent Park Pavilion provides flexible exterior space that gives the residents the opportunity to host the multitude of preexisting community events and workshops. By incorporating allotment gardens into the pavilion, a space is created that is unique and strongly representative of the social aspect within the community.

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Interior Allotment Gardens

Exterior Display Screens

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CIRCULATION

ALLOTMENT GARDENS

DISPLAY SCREENS

PUBLIC SEATING

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Exploded Axonometric: 1. Glulam Frame 2. Stretched Canvas 3. Allotment Gardens 4. Public Seating 5. Pavement Walkway

Top: Exposed Bespoke Connection Middle: Canvas to Frame Connection EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

Bottom:

Beam to Beam with Plate

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CANADIAN URBAN MULTICULTURAL CENTRE Location: 54 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario Course: Integration Studio I Completion: 05/12/2016

The Canadian Urban Multicultural Centre stems its conception from the fundamentals of multiculturalism, the coming together of identities. The building resonates this idea through the space acting as a central node within its contextual realm, and seeks to draw spatial elements in from the site to the internal area. The idea is further intensified with the use of the atrium space as a perceptual and physical connection to the interior program, an additional entity that acts as an extension of the first floor programs.

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01. IDENTIFYING CONTEXTUAL NODES

05. INTEGRATION OF PARLIAMENT PARK

02. FOCUS OF AXISES

06. LANDSCAPE MODIFICATION

03. PERPENDICULAR RESPONSE TO ESPLANADE CORRIDOR

07. CONNECTION NORTH CIRCULATION

04. PERPENDICULAR RESPONSE TO DISTILLERY DISTRICT

08. CONCLUDED MASSING

The building’s intent becomes series of gestures that the correlate to its direct form. As a response to many of the contextual axises present on site, the building reacts by creating a perpendicular facade that visually connects the internal program to the site. In addition, elements from the site are also integrated within the building itself, further accentuating the extension and drawing in of spatial nodes. 40


MULTICULTURALISM

Hallway Perspective

As a centre for multiculturalism, the initial design research was focused on defining how culture and multiculturalism can be implemented within architecture. With such subjectivity towards these concepts, the research concluded with taking a step back and assessing the fundamental notion of what multiculturalism is. Regardless of any bias or perception towards a personal definition, its core premise is inarguably the focus of elements converging to a primary space. Whether it is ethnicities, culture or identities, the notion of multiculturalism always stems back to this core concept. 41


MASSING

LEVEL 01 - PHYSICAL CONNECTION

LEVEL 02 - VISUAL CONNECTION

INTEGRATION OF PARK

CONNECTIONS OF INTERIOR PROGRAM

CENTRAL FOCUS OF CIRCULATION

RESULTING ATRIUM FORM

The interior form becomes the fruition of multiple gestures and rationals. The atrium space creates physical and perceptual connections to the interior program, while also accommodating its relationship to the park, and its central focus of circulation. 42


The use of Glulam resonates a tectonic sensation through its connection with the adjacent park. Due to building restrictions, the glulam was created as a finish to the building, and not an actual structure. 43


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First Floor 1. Aboriginal Art Museum 2. Multipurpose Space 3. Janitor Closet 4. Washroom

5. Elevator 6. Federal Consulting Office 7. Senior Walk-in Centre 8. Daycare

9. Reception 10. Community Centre Office 11. Multipurpose Space 12. Community Centre Gym

13. Garbage Room 14. Storage Room 15. Shipping & Receiving 16. Mechanical Room

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Exterior Perspective from Esplanade Corridor

Atrium - First Floor

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Level 5 20,000

Level 4 15,000

Level 3 10,000

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