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J O SHU A M AC D O NA L D Architectural Portfolio 2017


TABLE OF CONTENTS CURRICULUM VITAE

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PROFESSIONAL WORK

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My name is Joshua MacDonald and I am currently a third year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. My passion for architecture stems from my strong desire to see how architects can create united communities, and affect the relationships between people and the built environment. I am a self motivated individual, who is always striving to learn as much as possible. I pride myself on working hard and pushing myself to produce the best work I can. I would love the opportunity to learn more and improve my skills and knowledge base. I feel I could contribute greatly to your firm.

email: j.macdonald1295@gmail.com website: joshuamacdonald.ca phone: 705 494 5222


Curriculum Vitae

Education 09/2014 - Present Cambridge, CAN

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours, Co-op

Work Experience 05/2017 - 08/2017 Rotterdam, NL

POWERHOUSE COMPANY Architectural Intern Working primarily in competition and design development phases, I was involved in multiple projects and teams. I was responsible for 3D modelling, interior design, facade design, physical modelling, presentation drawings.

09/2016 - 12/2016 San Francisco, USA

GOULD EVANS Architecture Intern Tasked in working with various sized teams on projects in schematic and design development phases. I was responsible for RFPs, concept design, presentation drawings, renderings, physical models and data tabulation.

01/2016 - 04/2016 Copenhagen, DK

PHOAM STUDIO Architectural Intern Involved in several projects ranging from renovations of private villas to mid-sized youth housing developments. Primarily working in the schematic design phase, I was responsible for conceptual design, 3D modelling, facade design, presentation drawings and physical models.

Skills

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Manual:

Rhinoceros 5 (Vray + Maxwell) Adobe Ps, Ai, Id, Br & Pr Sketchup Pro (Vray) Revit Auto CAD

Grasshopper Microsoft Office Houdini FX Rhino Python Blue Beam

Model Making Laser Cutting CNC Milling 3D Printing

Construction Wood Working Hand Drafting Photography

English (Fluent)

French (Conversational)

German (Conversational)

Languages

Awards & Achievements 04/2017 11/2015 & 04/2017 11/2015 12/2014 - Present 05/2013 06/2014 06/2014

Superposition: ‘805 Strachen’ featured in Year End Projects Review & Publication University of Waterloo International Experience Award Cambridge Pedestrian Bridge Competition - 1st Place Excellent Academic Standing 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A University of Waterloo Canada Wide Science Fair Senior Environmental Gold Medal University of Toronto Book Award Clayton Johnston Scholarship - Investors Group

Leadership Involvement 04/2017 01/2017 - Present 11/2014 - 05/2016 09/2015 09/2014 - 12/2014

Admissions Week Interviewer - University of Waterloo Waterloo Architecture Student Association - Events Coordinator University of Waterloo School of Architecture Open House Waterloo Orientation Leader Waterloo Architecture Student Association - Athletic Director

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805 STRACHAN Project: Studio - Winter 2017 Type: Mixed Use - Mid Rise Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada - Featured in Year End Projects Review Situated west of the downtown core of Toronto and north of Garrison Commons, 805 Strachan looks to address the lack of truly inclusive public spaces within the city where unintentional barriers are created in many buildings . By creating a porous ground plane and utilizing programmatic and sectional strategies, the notion of a truly public building can become a reality. Large public programs such as a library, food hub and recreation center are introduced with their entrances along the highly transparent ground plane. At major entrances the ground floor is sunk 3 feet in order to provide a buffer zone between the busy streets of Strachan and Wellignton. All major entrances allow for a visual connection to a spacious courtyard and spill space of many programs. Beyond creating a porous ground plane, a move of carving a continuous ramp that moves from exterior to interior is driven by the intent to elevate the ground plane. Along the journey of the ramp various program elements are carved out and influenced by the sloping nature of the ramp.


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Visual Connection of Elevated Public Realm

Sectional and Observational Condition

Continuity of Exterior to Interior


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Library Cafe Grocery Market Food Hub Athletic Retail Gymnasium Sports Bar Primary Recreation Centre Entrance Pool Bike Shop

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Creative Industry Entrance Office Entrance Residential Entrance

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1. Seal over rail track, unifying the site.

2. Extrude courtyard block.

3. Create a passageway that creates an activated space along the rail corridor, breaking up the mass.


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4. Shape the buildings form to accommodate for program density and solar penetration.

5. Carve into the building’s mass to create a ramp that elevates the public plane and can be visually seen from afar.

6. Wrap the building envelope in unifying facade that high lights public and social program spaces.

Longitudinal Section

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Laneway

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Event Space Public Lounge Bar Theatre / Assembly Space Multi Purpose Classroom Bouldering Gym Fitness Gym

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Site Plan

2. Locate ancillary spaces on the east and west end of4.the building. 3. Set back building to create an exterior public space and a welcoming entrance. 4. Allow for diffused light penetration through the use of a large clerestory and windows that face the neighboring lane way.First Floor Zoom In


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FRENCH RIVER LODGE Project: Studio - Spring 2016 Type: Mental Health and Addiction Clinic Location: French River, Ontario, Canada

The French River Lodge is a mental health and addiction clinic focusing on providing treatment within a beautiful natural setting. Accessible only by boat, the centre is a retreat for those in search of tranquility and re-connection with their inner selves. The centre aids in the rehabilitation of mental and physical health issues through the exploration of biophilia, consisting of exposure to generous sources of natural light and strong connections with the physical landscape surrounding the facility. A commonly expressed concern in the design of many health centres today is the institutional feeling and lack of independence experienced by patients. In an effort to break down the institutional feeling that can exist in long corridors, the main communal gathering places in this design have been located centrally between residential wings. Additionally in each wing a split in the building form has been created to allow for the inclusion of vegetation and natural elements into the building, such that it allows for a year-round appreciation of, and connection to the surrounding environment.


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Natural Insertion View

Riverside Assembly Space


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Porch / Outdoor Workspace 4 Workshop Office 5 Fireplace room 6 Living Room

Book Storage Loading Door Workshop

Dining Room Kitchen / Employee Room Exterior Fire Pit Boathouse Employee Cabin

Lower Floor Plan

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French River Lodge

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Section A2

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French River Lodge

1:100 Handcut Basswood Model - CNC Plywood Base

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GRAND RIVER BRIDGE Project: Grand River Pedestrian Bridge Type: Pedestrian Bridge Location: Cambridge, Canada - Competition 1st Prize It is important that the Grand River Pedestrian Bridge both respect the history of Galt and yearn for the future of the city. This Proposal carefully makes use of material and lighting to create a new bridge that lightly touches over the Grand River. Through the use of weathered steel , the bridge pays homage to the railway that once ran across Galt at the height of the mill industry. At the same time, the glass reveal will bring new life to Galt by encouraging the exploration of the Grand River’s future. Corten Steel clads the lower portion of the bridge to allow it to respect the site with a purer form. The steel will change in colour over time and be an indicator of the history of this bridge. The cladding also allows the shadows of the structure above to be casted with clear and distinct lines, representing how the past frames the future and embracing the beauty of the structure.


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Experiential View


Grand River Bridge

North Facing Elevation

Plan View

A slit of glass on the deck reveals the structure running under the bridge, recalling the history of the river and encouraging exploration. The stainless steel wide flange holding the wooden deck and the glass in place will recall the foundation of the train tracks that once ran on that spot.

Corten Steel Cladding

Our entry was selected for the initial schematic design phase by +VG Architects. In late 2015 my partner and I worked at the firm furthering the design, 3D modelling and creating new graphics. The bridge’s progress has since been on hold with the city of Cambridge.

LED Outdoor Lights

Stainless Steel Toughened Glass

Wooden Deck LED Outdoor Lights Cross Section / Light Study

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POWERHOUSE COMPANY Project: Winter 2017 Work Term Type: Various Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

During my time at Powerhouse Company I worked on various sized and programmed projects in both the Netherlands and Austria. Working primarily in competition and design development phases, I was involved in multiple projects and teams. I was responsible for 3D modelling, interior design, facade design, physical modelling, presentation drawings. I had the opportunity to work on a few mixed use towers, tasked with creating presentation documentation and many physical model iterations for municipality meetings. I was given the unique opportunity to work on a high security police facility. With this project I was heavily involved in all phases of the initial proposal, where I worked to produce final drawings and oversaw the organization of a very complex and demanding program organization.

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Elevation of District E

Section of District E

Sectional Perspective of Government Building


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Law Firm - Interior Design

Programmatic Axonometric - Office Building

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GOULD EVANS Project: Fall 2016 Work Term Type: Various Location: San Francisco, California

While working at Gould Evans, I was exposed to a wide variety of building typologies ranging from small residential renovations to higher education buildings. I was involved in the very early phases of projects, putting together RFP packages and conditional use permits. I was involved in the design development phases of wineries and private homes. My responsibilities included 3D modeling, concept design, presentation drawings, renderings, physical models and data tabulation. A student residence project for San Francisco State University was one of the key projects I was involved in. On this project I contributed through the collaborative designing of such areas as retail and program arrangement, lobby design, grand entrance stair design and student unit design.

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Laneway

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College of Alameda Visualization - Courtesy of Gouldevans

Ground Floor Plan

Grand Stair Design Option


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1’ = 1/16” Basswood, Chipboard and Acrylic Model - 3D Printed Canopy

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MUSEE D’ORSAY Project: Iconography 2016 Type: 1:200 Laser Cut and CNC model Location: Cambridge Ontario, Canada Collaborators: Amanda Reyes-Martin, Conrad Speckert The model we created is a 1:200 Laser cut model comprised of millboard, plexi glass and a CNC pine base. The model is a sectional model of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. From the exterior the model appears to be a replica of the Musée d’Orsay in its current state, however in reality it is a sectional model that explores the current state of the museum contrasted by its past as the head of the southwestern French railroad network; Gare d’Orsay. Within the main barrel of the building we have illustrated a temporal split where the left half of the barrel showcases the life of the Gare d’Orsay in its prime before its renovation starting in 1939. Highlighted are the old tracks that used to run through d’Orsay with ticket booths and passengers in wait. The other half shows the current state of the Museum with new displays and various rooms.


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WEISKOPF CAMP Project: Building Project 2015 - 2016 Type: Small Dwelling Construction Location: Bonfield, Ontario, Canada

I assisted my uncle, a retired custom builder, with the construction of his 900 sq ft hunt camp. The site was in a remote location with only generator-run power. Throughout the process, I was able to build on my construction skills and learn new tricks and ways of building. It was my first full building construction and was an eye opening experience in the true complexities of the construction process. Even though it was a simple building design, the construction of it was very complex and work-intensive in order to meet the standards of the building code. During the project we created a raised floor platform, and then proceeded to lay out whole wall assemblies on the floors. We also cut and assembled all rafters on site and installed metal roofing.


JOSHUA MACDONALD email: j.macdonald1295@gmail.com website: joshuamacdonald.ca phone: 705 494 5222

Joshua MacDonald - Architectural Portfolio 2017  

A collection of my selected works.

Joshua MacDonald - Architectural Portfolio 2017  

A collection of my selected works.

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