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Design

No. 04 — F/W 2019

No. 04 — F/W 2019

No. 04 — F/W 2019

Selected Works

No. 04 — F/W 2019

Julie Niu

No. 04 — F/W 2019

Architecture


Hello + CV [04 - 05]

01 / The Ribbon [06 - 17]

02 / York Residence [18 - 25]

03 / By Riverside [26 - 33]

04 / Senbazuru [34 - 35]

05 / Dancer’s Paradise [36 - 41]

06 / WXY Architecture + Planning [42- 51]

07 / MCM Partnership [52 - 55]

08 / Deutscher Architecture [56 - 61]


Hello, I am currently a third year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. The following is a selection of professional, personal , and academic works up to date. Please enjoy.


Julie Niu 604 - 726 - 6959 m8niu@uwaterloo.ca

Contact.

julie-niu.com

Work Experience. [05 - 08, 2019]

MCM Partnership /// Internship /// Vancouver

[09 - 12, 2018]

WXY Studio /// Internship /// New York

[01 - 04, 2018]

Deutscher Architecture /// Internship /// Vancouver

[06 - 08, 2017]

Nine West /// Sales Associate/Cashier

[06 - 08, 2016]

Garage Clothing /// Sales Associate

[05 - 08, 2016]

Shoes Warehouse /// Sales Associate/Cashier

[08 - 02, 2015/16]

Aldo Shoes /// Sales Associate/Cashier

Education. [2016 - 2021]

University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge ON

[2011 - 2016]

Fraser Heights Secondary School, Vancouver BC

Volunteer. [2017

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Waterloo Orientation /// Media Co-ordinator

2017]

[2015 - 2016]

Kindlers’ Society /// Regional Manager

[2013 - 2016]

FH Hip Hop /// Team captain

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FHMUN /// Under Secretary General of Marketing

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Wish Youth Network Society /// District Finance Manager

Rhinoceros 3D Grasshopper / Rhino Python Adobe Creative Suite V-Ray AutoCAD Revit Sketchup Maxwell Studio

Languages

3D Printing Ceramic 3D Printing Laser Cutting CNC Mill

Software

Analog

Hand Drafting Physical Modeling

D-Fab

Skills and Proficiencies. English Mandarin


No. 01 / THE RIBBON

The Ribbon is a platform that intersects a student residency and a library block, creating an elevated connection between the two buildings and establishing new relationships between programs and its inhabitants. Furthermore, The Ribbon has agency to transform the spaces it directly intersects, allowing those fragments to take on new dimensionality and characteristic that, ultimately, becomes a space of performance and theatrics. The residential area is comprised of student accommodation divided into intimate apartments units for one to four students, while the ground floor is occupied by commercial areas and cultural institutions such as cafÊ’s, lounges, student amenities, recreational spaces, and an art gallery. Scalloped open-air corridors provide miniature spaces of assembly for students to gather and exchange ideas.

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Unit A

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Residential unit for a single student. One bed, one bath.

Residential unit for four students. Four beds, one bath.

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Residential unit for two students. Two beds, one bath.

Residential unit for two students. Two beds, one bath.


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Residential Unit, Bedroom

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Residental Unit, Bedroom

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Residence Section B-B

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No. 03 / YORK RESIDENCE

In collaboratin with Phil Carr-Harris and Nick Lupescu

The residence acts as the medium by which the students engage and integrate into society through a theatrical and exhibitionist lifestyle. This emphasis on transparency and casual visibility results in a self-regulating student society in which residents strive to perform exceptionally for their peers. With performance comes a degree of separation from our day-to-day lives that allows us to tackle the best and the worst of the human condition with an analytical furvert that would not otherwise be possible. The York residence aims to foster a community built around the ritual of performance, whatever form that performance ultimately takes on, people will be able to engage in open and productive discourse, live boldly, and face their fears. Performance is the catalyst for action.

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Art Gallery of York University Centre for Film and Theatre Scott Library Department of Design

York Context Plan

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Perspective sketch looking down the Green Way to the North from the outdoor amphitheatre

Perspective sketch showing typical shared car and bike street with residential access

Perspective aerial sketch showing the logic of the masterplan in relation to the existing context

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No. 03 / RIVERSIDE

The Riverside project aims to instigate a zone of negotiation between the land and the water. It takes the existing trails and areas of the Grand river in Brantford ON and transforms them via structural intervention to encompass traditional riverside activities such as swimming, fishing, camping, eating, foraging, and other leisurely acts. The site is intertwined by a wiggling platform that connects one are of activity to the next. Dedicated campsites are scattered around. The project aims to create functional and vibrant spaces through moderate means: simple and sensible infrastructure that allow the natural environment and the proposed series of interventions coincide in a graceful manner.

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Amphitheatre Axoonmetric

Pool Axonometric

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Pool Section

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Planting mediums float on the top of the tray, exposing roots to the nutrient solution

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Two tubes connect to the reservoir, one of which delivers the water to the to tray, the other is the overflow tube, which delivers the water and nutrient solution back into the reservoir.

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No. 04 / SENBAZURU

In collaboratin with Colin Williams and Salman Rauf

The proposed space shall utilize Senbazuru as a means of transporting the individual to a realm of self reflection. Members of the design team shall fold over a thousand cranes as a symbolic gesture to the Japanese Canadian community — bestowing good health and prosperity to all that enter. Senbazuru is an act of Japanese origin in which one hand folds one thousand paper origami cranes. According to an ancient Japanese legend, anyone who fulfills Senbazuru will be bestowed a wish by the gods.

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No. 05 / METABOLIC CITY

The Metabolic City embodies a fragment of a hyper dense city of a dystopian future in which the ground plane of the world is uninhabitable. The dual spaces of the zone in focus are articulated through different styles of dance. The above ground pavilion is organized by classical traits of contemporary dance and ballet, and in contrast, the series of excavated caves below the surface are inspired by hip hop and urban dance culture. The urban fragment presents an architectural expression of gastronomical metabolism through a progression of differing atmospheres each programmed for the consumption of food. The selected zone of focus offers an antidote to the consistent consumption of energy that transpires within the rest of the metabolic fragment. It proposes a site where inhabitants of the city cleanse themselves by releasing energy gained through the seemingly infinite manners of consumption.

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No. 06 / WXY Architecture + Planning

From August to December 2018 I was employed as an architectural intern at WXY Architecture + Planning. During my time there, I took part in conceptual design, schematic design and design development phases for various projects, competitions and proposals. I developed design ideas through a variety of representational media including conceptual diagrams, design drawings, and visualizations. The following are samples of my work under the employment of WXY.

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W X Y architecture + urban design 224 Centre Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013 Tel 212.219.1953 Fax 212.274.1953 Web wxystudio.com

September 12, 2019 RE: Julie Niu, Letter of Recommendation To whom it may concern: Julie spent August-December 2018 with the WXY team. I received extremely positive feedback from the Associates and senior staff under whom she worked. Julie consistently performed at a very high level and was a great asset during her four-month period here. Julie worked several competitions and urban design projects during her time here. For the Colgate University Master Planning competition, she prepared a series of site sections that proved critical to our understanding of the relationship between site topography and program. In addition to these analytical site sections, Julie also created program diagrams to illustrate new facilities on site. Our Times Square Alliance project, which leveraged the energy of Time Square to activate the Broadway Plazas (between 47th - 53rd Streets) also benefitted significantly from Julie’s close attention and illustrative skills. Julie created a series of annotated diagrams and plans to explain our streetscape strategy along the Broadway Plazas. Julie was a valuable team member for two of our Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) projects in New Rochelle and Downtown Brooklyn. DRI is an intense community-based design process that seeks to prioritize capital projects for funding by the Department of State. Julie’s work on the project helped to reinforce a transparent community engagement process that empowered stakeholders and community leaders to identify and design catalytic projects that advance the community’s vision for revitalization. In both Downtown Brooklyn and New Rochelle, she developed a number of baseline condition maps and other graphics to support our geospatial analysis. She also supported the creation of clear and informative community engagement graphics for a number of public workshops. In addition to these core projects, Julie was also a great asset on our Captiva Master Plan team, where she developed research and baseline assessment drawings. Julie was a reliable and efficient member of both Detroit Greenway proposal and Gansevoort Peninsula competition teams, where she created diagrams, photocollages and renderings to depict proposed future conditions using Rhino and Photoshop. Her involvement at WXY was often on intensive projects that required quick edits from a large group of clients, consultants and stakeholders. Seeing through tasks, Julie willingly worked extra time to complete on her own accord, working well independently and as a part of larger project teams. Julie has a good work ethic and was a collaborative team member. She is a dedicated individual who understands and appreciates the value of challenging projects. Julie was a pleasure to work with and would be a valuable addition to any design team. Sincerely,

Claire Weisz, FAIA WXY architecture + urban design

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The Shed

Waldo Cottage

Garage Studio

Fish House

Weeks House

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Laika Studio

Print House

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Axonometric drawings of Robert Rauschenberg’s Captiva Island Residence.

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Main Studio Section, Fish House and Bay House in view At present, the varying patterns of settlement across Captiva Island do little to trace the dynamics of its physical location. In other words, the parameters of livability are less considered than real estate value — distance to the beach is worth more than elevation. While there is an allure to the position of Captiva at the edge of a narrow slip of sand, the question remains how that settlement can develop in response to the risks, vulnerabilities and strengths that are inherent to the landscape. Given this island reality, any dialogue on environmentally-induced adaptation must consider de-growth, de-investment and retreat as viable spatial alternatives, putting additional pressure on the role of the designer to accommodate such possibilities. The Monochrome No-image, Harvard GSD

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Diagrams of streetscape strategy along the Broadway Plazas for WXY’s Times Square Alliance Project

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Train Routes Train Routes

Civic Assets Civic Assets

Oppprtunity Oppprtunity Zone Zone

Proposed Proposed Projects Projects

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Downtown Downtown Overlay Overlay Zone Zone

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Hudson River Park Study Under the Employment of WXY

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DRI Downtown Brooklyn Transportation and Mobility Map DRI Boundary

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Class 2 Bike Lanes

Subway Stations

Bus Routes

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Accessible Subway Stations

Bus Stations

CitiBike Stations

Bicycle Trails

DRI Downtown Brooklyn baseline condition assessment maps for community engagement, under the employment of WXY

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DRI Downtown Brooklyn Historical and Cultural Resources Map DRI Boundary Buisness Improvement Districts

Cultural Institutions and Buildings

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Historict District

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No. 07 / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership

During my time employed as an architectural intern from May to August 2019, I worked on a handful of projects at various phases of design. My work included drafting unit plans on AutoCAD, drafting diagrams, context maps and architectural drawings, assembling rezoning and DP applications, creating renders for feasibility studies, and various other assignments.

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Axonometric created for 1111 Kingsway under the employment of MCMP

Rooftop garden collage created for 1111 Kingsway under the employment of MCMP

Apaartment elevation created for 1111 Kingsway under the employment of MCMP

Townhomes elevation created for 1111 Kingsway under the employment of MCMP

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No. 08 / Deutscher Architecture

At Deutscher Architecture I contributed to various project renderings. My work included setting up scenes by modelling projects from scratch in Rhino, Sketchup, or Revit, assigning textures and materials, setting up lighting and camera, and placing entourage. The following are samples of my work during my time at DA.

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Closed Pod Axonometric

Floating Pod render, under the supervision of Deutscher Architecture

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Floating Pod render, under the supervision of Deutscher Architecture

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P.O.D.S render, under the supervision of Deutscher Architecture

Linwood House Render, under the supervision of DA Visualization

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P.O.D.S render, under the supervision of Deutscher Architecture

P.O.D.S render, under the supervision of Deutscher Architecture

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