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JOSEPH COSTANZA

ARCHITECTURE PROTFOLIO


My name is Joseph Costanza. I am a graduate Ryerson University’s Architectural Science program. This document contains a collection of my academic and professional work in the architectural realm. Thank you.

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Wholistic Stoo-Dee-Oh

Rethinking the education of Architecture. November - December 2016

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Lot 11

Providing privacy to the publicly exposed. January - February 2013

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Community Housing

Challenging the social infrastructure of communities. March - April 2013

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Sustainable Tower

New view of underutilized real estate. November - December 2015

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Idea Store

Organizing communities through adaptation. January - April 2014

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Work Experience

A combination of professional work completed during the last two years. May 2015 - Present

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Architectural Portfolio - Joseph Costanza


Relavant Experience & Education

Ryerson University - Bachelor of Architectural Sience Co-operative Education Internship

(September 2012 - Present) Joseph enrolled in Ryerson’s Architectural Science Program in 2012. His academic excellence over the first three years of his studies at Ryerson granted him the opportunity to gain valuable experience using Ryerson’s Newly founded Architectural Science Co-operative Education Internship (ASCEI) program. Returning to Ryerson for his 4th and final year of study Joseph has developed a phenomenal understanding and appreciation for the architectural profession and its related industries. Joseph is on track to graduate during the summer of 2017 with an excellent academic standing.

Chu Architects Inc.

(May 2015 - Present) During his time as a Junior Intern Architect at Chu Architects Joseph was involved with all stages of a project, from the early stages of bidding, the the later stages of management. While at Chu Architects Joseph was predominantly responsible for production of the drawings themselves, being involved in Preliminary Design, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents throughout his time with Chu Archtiects. His experience at Chu Architects has given me a greater appreciation for the Construction Industry and was truly been an inspirational experience.

NuVilla

(June 2016 - September 2016) Joseph’s short time with Nuvilla proved to be extremely useful to his development as a student of the construction industry. In this position Joseph served as an architectural consultant for the duration of his time with NuVilla. While at NuVilla Joseph was engaged in economization of projects, marketing research and property evaluations. This alternate view, from the perspective of real estate and development, gave him a deaper understanding of the process of developing a property from the client’s vantage point, a much need perspective in the ability to effectivly communicate with clients.

Kearns Mancini Architects Inc.

(January 2016 - June 2016) Working among the Kearns Mancini team as a Junior Designer Joseph was exposed to many new sides of the industry. While at Kearns Mancini Architects Inc. he worked on various projects, large and small. His primary involvement at Kearns Mancini was early stages of procurement, as well as later stages of management and documentation. Joseph’s experience at Kearns Mancini gave him a much greater appreciation for the business aspect of the architectural industry, a refreshing change from the common design oriented view.

Intra Architects Inc.

(June 2012) As an aspiring architect saught to gain experience and understanding of the industry before enrolling in Ryerson University’s Architectural Science Program. He was granted the opportunity to volunteer with Intra Architects for a short while, in which time the various complexities of the industry became apparent to him. During his time with Intra Architects he attended site visits, learnt about drafting conventions, learnt about a number of industry related programs, and was exposed to fundamental elements of project managment.

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Wholistic Stoo-Dee-Oh ASC720 Architecture Studio November - December 2016

The technological world around us is evolving at an unbelievably fast pace. Education is now more important than ever. How we develop the minds of our youth will provide a foundation onto which they can carry this mantle. Unfortunately the 18th century model of education, used in nearly all schools around the world, is outdated and fairly unsuccessful. It stifles creativity at every turn, subjecting students to a hierarchical structure, blocking the free flowing nature of creativity. In order to keep pace with technological change we must provide opportunities and environments that allow for creativity to influence and inspire solutions.

Culminating Programs Programs Used: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign Project Participants: Joseph Costanza

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Renovation & Additions

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1. Gallery 2. Bar 2.1 Kitchen 2.2 Dinning 3. Mechanical Room 4. Cafe 5. Meeting Room 6. Courtyard 7. Open Group Work Space 8. Sleep Room 9. Presentation 10. Workshop Technical Room 11. Open Computer Lab. 12. Technical Office 13. Kitchenette 14. Staff Offices

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The existing run-down John Deere Manufacturing Facility acts as a catalyst to the new Saskatchewan School of Architecture facility. Supporting the orientations of spaces internally the old facility serves the new facility as a structural element. Internal spaces utilize the structure create social interaction (i.e. seating, workspace, hallways and an atrium). These spaces serve as fundamental attributes to the School function. Social spaces are created and revolved around these moment of interaction when the new facilities crash into the existing structure.


Lot 11

ASC401 Design Studio III January - February 2013

Lot 11, a townhouse designed for a professional Athlete and their privacy requirements, shelters itself from the main access route to the south. In meeting these requirements, problems arose in obtaining adequate lighting conditions. Establishing a linear courtyard allowed Lot 11 to utilize the height of the surrounding townhomes to capture reflected South Western light.

Utilizing Downfalls Programs Used: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign Project Participants: Joseph Costanza

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1. Home Theatre 2. Bar 3. Game Space 4. Living Room 5. Guest Bedroom 6. Washroom 7. Mechanical Room 8. Storage 9. Cellar

1. Lounge 2. First Floor Patio 3. Kitchen 4. Dinning Room 5. Courtyard 6. Entrance 7. Entrance 8. Garage 9. Entrance

1. Child Bedroom 1 2. Child Washroom 1 3. Child Workspace 1 4. Child Workspace 2 5. Second Floor Patio 6. Mechanical Closet 7. Child Washroom 2 8. Child Bedroom 2


Idea Sketch

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1. Master Bedroom 2. Master Washroom 3. Third Floor Patio 4. Private Library 5. Storage 6. Home Gym

1. Outdoor Lounge Space 2. Outdoor Fireplace 3. Garden 4. Outdoor Dinning Space

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Short Section 1. Garden 2. Private Library 3. Child Workspaces 4. Courtyard 5. Living Room 6. Guest Bedroom Long Section 1. Outdoor Lounge Space 2. Outdoor Fireplace 3. Outdoor Dinning Space 4. Master Bedroom 5. Washroom Washroom 6. Home Gym 7. Child Bedroom 1 8. Mechanical Closet 9. Child Washroom 2 10. Child Bedroom 2 11. Home Theatre 12. Kitchen 13. Washroom 14. Garage 15. Lounge 16. Bar 17. Living Room 18. Mechanical Room 19. Storage

Circulating through Lot 11 users are constantly exposed to experiencing the linear courtyard that runs consistantly along the East wall of the property. The courtyard serves as the main focal point of the design. All rooms are encompassed, affect or oriented toward the It.

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Community Housing ASC401 Design Studio III March - April 2013

Community Housing focuses on uniting the community as an entity. The main mass of the apartment structure is set back from the street, bringing light and air to the street adjacent. This setback, along with the retail units at the front of the building, invites users to the space. The increased activity creates a public or communal realm at the front of the building. Patrons using these units can enjoy the leisure spaces provided by the extended east park.

Schematic Vision Programs Used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign Project Participants: Joseph Costanza

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Roof Plan

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Floor 2 1. Townhouse 2. Event Room 3. Game Room 4. Theatre 5. Laundry Room 6. Storage 7. Garbage Shoot 8. Gym 9. Washroom + Change Room 10. Administration Office (Gym) 11. Reception (Gym) 12. Staff Room (Gym) 13. Private Exercise Room (Gym)

Floor 3 (Floors 4-10 are similar) 1. 1 Bedroom Apartment 2. 2 Bedroom Apartment 3. 3 Bedroom Apartment 4. Community Lounge Space 5. Patio Lounge 6. Outdoor Excercise Space 7. Storage 8. Garbage Shoot

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Community Housing is internally divided through a structural ordering system. Each half-column bay (8m x 3.5m) houses enough space for a single person. As these bays combine and stack with one another they can progressively house more and more people. In keeping with the idea of community, each floor is made up of a number of room typologies; no one sloor configured the same. The ever-changing floor plate would generally create a problem with plumbing and chasing but due to the careful configuration of apartments and structure, each apartment unit can virtually stack on top of any other apartment unit.

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1. 1 Bedroom Apartment 2. 2 Bedroom Apartment 3. 3 Bedroom Apartment 4. Community Lounge Space 5. Townhouse 6. Theatre 7. Gym 8. Washroom + Change Room 9. Retail Storage 10. Docking 11. Staff Room 12. Underground Parking

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North Elevation

South Elevation

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Programs Used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign Project Participants: Joseph Costanza, Marcus Parisi, Adrian Man and Khaliq Azizi

Sustainable Tower EVOLO Competition 2016 December 2015 - Janurary 2016

Design Principles Programs Used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign Project Participants: Joseph Costanza, Marcus Parisi, Adrian Man and Khaliq Azizi

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Storage Post-Treatment

Reverse Osmosis Pre-Treatment

Eenergy Storage

Wind Energy Generator

Reservoir

Overflow Turbine outlet

Wave Energy Generator

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With humanity entering an era facing critical environmental issues including, lack of renewable energy, fresh water and air pollution, the Aqua-Bine is an offshore energy harvesting plant contributing to a viable solution for these issues. Located approximately 15 km away from the shore, the plant mechanically floats similarly to a buoy with four primary functions: Harness tidal movement, utilizes coastal winds for energy, filters air and water, and provide a state of the art research facility with residential accommodations. Drawing inspiration from aquatic life, the skyscraper embodies a hybrid form combining the elements of the squid and the jellyfish. With the building mimicking the floating mechanics of a buoy, the heavier base of the structure stabilizes the building while underwater. The upper half of the building is less dense, allowing the building to maintain in its up right position. The Aqua-Bine is a hi-tech paradox to the current offshore rigs, with only one goal in mind, which is to give back to the natural environment and humanity as opposed to extracting it.


Wind Turbines / Air filtration

Living quarters / research spaces

Wind Turbines / Air filtration

Storage of Co2 / mechanical space

Post-treatment / fresh water storage

Water / energy pumped back to city

Pre-treatment / reverse osmosis filtration

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Idea Store

ASC720 Integrated Studio II January - April 2014

The Idea Store is a multi-use community space that houses a small community center, library and CIS office spaces. The Idea Store serves as a communal gathering space, with an exaggerated atrium and large open flexible spaces the Idea Store serves as a perfect space for comfort and adaptation necessary in the expanding Toronto Economy. Programmatic organization of the building through the use of a concentrated service space allows the Idea Store to create an extreme level of adaptability among all public levels (-1, 1, 2, 3).

Organizing Services Programs Used: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign Project Participants: Joseph Costanza

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Structural Model + Envelope Grid 1:100 Structural Model (West half) 1:100

Circulatory Model + Structural Model 1:200

Experiential Model (Void between intersected masses) 1:200

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Work Experience May 2015 - Present

Joseph has worked and volunteered for a number of industry professionals throughout his experience in architecture. The work experience shown in this section is work completed during his employment at Chu Architects Inc. and Kearns Mancini Architects Inc. These documents show a wide rand of professional experience and exposure -- from early stages of procurement and pre-design to later stages of construction documentation, bidding processes and construction management.

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Eastminster Community Church (Renovation/Addition)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 112, Toronto M5T T: 416 504 F: 416 504

310 DANFORTH AVEN

TORONTO, ONTARIO, M5K

NEW WORKS PLA

The Eastminister Community Church renovation/addition was a project that Joseph has been involved with since it’s very early Pre-Design stages. Responsibilities for the project included, but not limited to, schematic design, design development, construction documents, community meetings, site reviews, consultant coordination and contractor coordination. The project has shown a sufficient challenges of community coordination, heritage design considerations, accessibility and Building restoration. The Eastminster Community Church project is currently under construction.

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SickKids - The Revolving Door (Renovation/Addition)

Joseph has been involved with The Revolving Door project since it’s conception at Chu Architects. He has been involved with the Preliminary and Schematic Design phase of this project. Above that, he was also

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solely responsible for site measurements, archiving and organizing existing drawings as well as producing the actual drawings themselves, taking them through a number of approval processes.


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SickKids - IGT Replacement (Renovation)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 112, Toronto ON M5T 2C2 T: 416 504 3222 F: 416 504 9333

IGT Replacement is a project that Joseph was responsible for during his first few months at Chu Architects. He assumed responsibility for the project 50% through the Construction Documents until Tender

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was complete. The project showed great complexity and rigorous coordination between consultants. It is currently under construction.


192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 112, Toronto ON M5T 2C2 T: 416 504 3222 F: 416 504 9333

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Architecture Portfolio -- Joseph Costanza  

2013 - 2017

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