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K AT H E R I N E K R O L A K ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO 2019


C U R R I C U L U M V I TA E

Education Ryerson University | Bachelor of Architectural Science with Co-op 09.2014 - 06.2019 Graduated with distinction.

St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 09.2010 - 06.2014 Graduated with honours.

Work Experience Sustainable. | Architectural Designer 05.2019 - 06.2019 Prepared construction and presentation drawings, consulted with clients and provided guidance on designs for various small scale residential projects.

Gow Hastings Architects | Architectural Assistant 05.2017 - 09.2018 Prepared construction and presentation drawings, consulted with clients and provided guidance on designs for various medium to large scale institutional projects.

Petroff Partnership Architects/ARK Inc. | Architectural Summer Student 05.2016 - 08.2016 Prepared construction and presentation drawings for various medium to large scale commercial projects.

HKMB HUB International | Accounting Assistant 05.2015 - 08.2015 Assisted Healthcare team in renewing policies, coordinating client requests and answering client inquiries.

Associations/Affiliations Ryerson Architectural Science Society | Events Associate 04.2016 - 08.2017

American Institute of Architectural Students | Member & Mentor 09.2014 - 05.2018

Awards and Recognition Ryerson FEAS Dean’s List Recipient 09.2015 - 05.2019

Ryerson Architectural Science Year End Show 04.2015 - 05.2019

Ryerson 325 Magazine 2016-17 Edition | Work Published

Timber Fever Design-Build Competition 09.2015 1st Runner-Up | People’s Choice Award


Katherine Krolak T: +1 (905) 508-0877 E: katherine.krolak@gmail.com

Extracurricular Involvement Hale Coffee Production Facility | Fabrication Team 02.2016 Fabrication of renovation for interior space of Hale Coffee Production Facility

Sukkahville 2015 Pavilion | Guiding Light | Assembly Team 09.2015 Assembly of competition winning Pavilion honoring Jewish holiday Sukkot

Bata Shoe Museum Window Installation | Fabrication Team 05.2015 Fabrication of panels for a window display at the Bata Shoe Museum

TODO 2015 Installation | Photokeratitus | [R]ed[U]x Lab | Fabrication Team 01.2015 Fabrication of window installation in The Junction for Toronto Off-site Design 2015

Competitions Silent Meditation Forest Cabin 11.2018 Beebreeders | International

Iceland Trekking Hut 08.2016 Beebreeders | International

Bergen International Wood Festival 2016 05.2016 City of Bergen | International

Timber Fever Design-Build Competition | 1st Runner-Up | People’s Choice 09.2015 Moses Structural Engineers | Toronto, Canada

Skills Software

Analog

Autodesk Revit 2019

Sketching

AutoCAD 2019

Hand Drafting

McNeel Rhinoceros 6.0

Wood Working

Sketch-Up 2019

Laser Cutting

VRay 2.0

Model Making

Enscape 2019

CNC

Adobe Creative Suite

Painting

Microsoft Office

Photography

iWork 2019

Interests Painting, Sketching, Dance, Photography, Tennis, Canoeing, Sailing, Travel, Reading


PROJECTS Toronto Heritage Centre

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Academic 09.2016 - 05.2017

Lapas

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Academic/Competition 10.2018 - 11.2018

Cradle

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Extracurricular 05.2016

Corktown Co-op

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Academic 04.2016

Casa Vela Professional 06.2019

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TO R O N TO H E R I TAG E CENTRE

Course: Integration Studio II Instructor: Garth Norbraten Location: 265 Front St. East, Toronto, ON. Project Type: Institutional Designer(s): Katherine Krolak, Katherine Swainson Completed: 04.2017 Exhibited at Ryerson University’s Architectural Science Year End Show 2017

The Canadian Urban Multicultural Centre introduces a facility that brings together the cultural diversity of various communities in Toronto. This project seeks to address the site on various levels of urban integration in order to enhance the community’s social infrastructure, education of national and local heritage, and create unity through the collaboration of diverse cultural groups. The design creates a facility that draws greater focus to the original Parliament Foundations of Canada as the driving force of unity, and uses the programming as a tool for enhancing the foundations as well as the site and its surroundings.


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ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

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REHEARSAL ROOM

REHEARSAL ROOM

LOADING

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ARCHEOLOGICAL EXHIBITION

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THEATRE

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ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

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DAYCARE

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Ground Floor Plan

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Pyramid Skylight

Nail-Laminated Timber Roof Assembly

Glulam Spaceframe Structure (6m x 6m Grid)

Glulam Timber Post and Beam Structure

Archeological Site 1.5m Below Grade

Wood Rail Assembly to Glulam Structure

Curtain Wall Assembly

Exploded Axonometric of South Building Section

View Looking South from Front Street | Working Model 1-100


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View Looking South from Front Street Entrance

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North-South Section Looking East


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View Looking North Down Corridor

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10 W 250 x 200 x 58 (600 O.C.) Studs

Custom 10mm Vertical Steel T Frame Custom 10mm Steel C Channel Rail

10mm (diameter) Bolt into Rainscreen Frame 10mm (diameter) Horizontal Attachment Anchor 10mm (diameter) Vertical Attachment Anchor

600mm by 737mm Limestone Panels

Exploded Axonometric of Limestone Panel Wall at Grade

North Elevation

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10m

East-West Section Looking South

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10m


11 25mm Gravel Drainage Layer 100mm Rigid Insulation 0.25mm Roof Membrane 202mm Nail Laminated Timber Roof Structure

Wood Blocking Plywood Sheathing

202 mm C-Channel (x2) w/ Batt Insulation

2.5mm Aluminum Composite Parapet Cap

70mm Glulam Frame Steel Angled Plate

250mm Exterior Glulam Beam w/ Bolted Steel Cap

Structural Beam Bracket Diagonal Glulam Spaceframe Member (250mm x 250mm)

Glulam Beam (300mm x 150mm) Connection at Mullion Bracing

25mm Gravel Drainage Layer 100mm Rigid Insulation 0.25mm Roof Membrane 202mm Nail-Laminated Timber Overhang

Wood Blocking

Copper Parapet Flashing Copper Fascia Strip

250mm Exterior Glulam Beam w/ Bolted Steel Cap

Structural Beam Bracket Wood Plug

Glulam Beam (300mm x 150mm) Connection at Mullion Bracing

Vertical Wood Mullion

Sidewalk140mm Sublayer 100mm Earth 270 mm Gravel Drainage 42mm Sloped Concrete w/ Membrane123mm Precast Concrete Slab 200mm

200mm Precast Concrete Slab 0.25 Polyethelene Vapour Retarder 100mm Rigid Insulation 150mm Gravel Drainage Double Pane Glazing with Argon Galvanized Steel Grate

500mm Glulam Timber Column

Steel Shelf Angle 300mm Poured Concrete Retaining Wall

Steel Grate Over Structural Steel Walkway

Anchor Bolt 300mm Poured Concrete Foundation Wall Structural Concrete Trough 600mm Poured Concrete Pile Foundations

A. North Wall Section

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L A PAS

Course: The Small Building Instructor: Baruch Zone Competition: Beebreeders Silent Meditation Forest Cabin Location: Latvia Project Type: Residential Designer(s): Andrew Barat, Jack Hache, Katherine Krolak Completed: 11.2018

Lapas provides an opportunity for travelers to disconnect from the modern world and rediscover the natural environment around them. This cabin takes form from the very basics of its surroundings and functions to establish a relationship between the user and site; two fallen tea leaves rest on top of each other to create the enclosure that is situated in its dense forest adjacent to the Ozolini Tea Resort. This in combination with the natural materials of charred wood, plywood and SPF wood structure connects the building with its user and nature. The meditation cabin offers a space for its user to contemplate one’s inner self with a direction toward a natural world. Potted planters are integrated into the roof structures as an option for meditation, and envelope perforations carry up the wall to create dynamicand playful lighting conditions.


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Floor Plan

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View Looking Towards Roof Planters

View Looking South from Meditation Space


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Section A-A

Section B-B

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South Elevation

East Elevation

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Construction Sequence

Section Through Roof Planter Roof Construction 25 mm

Charred Plywod Panels

25 mm

Wood Furring

25 mm

Plywood Sheathing

92 mm

SPF Structural Framing with Spray Foam Insulation

50 mm

Plywood Finish

Planter

Exploded Axonometric

30 mm

Gravel (to fill planter)

70 mm

Soil

0.25 mm

Aluminum Flashing

50 mm

Drainage channel through plywood, O.C. (12.5 mm diameter)


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CRADLE

Competition: 2016 Bergen International Wood Festival Location: Bergen, Norway Project Type: Public Art Installation Designer(s): Erik Aquino, Katherine Krolak, Henry Mai Completed: 05.2016

Cradle is an art installation created as a part of the 2016 Bergen International Wood Festival competition. The design was built over a 5 day span in the heart of Bergen, Norway overlooking the beautiful Store Lungegürdsvann. The driving force behind Cradle is the sustainable cycle of wood. Our project serves to represent this idea through its circular form and the treatment of its surfaces. Wood as a building material follows the cradle to cradle concept – journeying through a cyclical process of growth, production, use, disposal and reuse. The structure will represent that journey, with the addition of built-in seating, creating a tactile and interactive experience.


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Floor Plan

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View Looking East

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Elevation

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2x2 Wood Member

Screws

Axonometric and Module Connection Detail

View of Child Playing in Structure


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CORKTOWN CO-OP

Course: Design Studio III Instructor: Olena Kobets-Singkh Location: 1-25 Power St., Toronto, ON. Project Type: Mixed-Use Residential Designer(s): Katherine Krolak Completed: 04.2016

This residential co-op is situated in the heart of Corktown - a vibrant, culturally and historically enriched neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto. The design seeks to unify the diverse neighbourhood and create various spaces to engage the residents and the Corktown community. This is achieved through a separation of the residences to the more private North end of the site. A community garden and a co-op sustainable cafe are situated on the Southern end of the site. The cafe fronts onto King Street and the community garden creates an open transition space between Parliament Street and Power street, and ties the cafe and the residence together. Masonry is used to draw reference to its history in the area and coloured bricks are incorporated to highlight the diversity of the neighbourhood, and create a focal point on the community spaces.


24 1 Site separated by levels of privacy - The residential program is placed to the more private North end of the site, community spaces are placed to the South

2 Gabled roof carved out of residential mass to create a feeling of “home� - West roof slope matched on community mass to unify but differentiate the spaces.

3 Residential space definied by differentiation of slopes based on structural grid, creating visual hierarchy on the primary East elevation. Community garden creates axis from residential to community

Site Plan

mass, and from West to 0

East Elevation

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East sides of the site.

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View to level 4 balcony

View into 3 bedroom living space

View through 2 bedroom kitchen


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Bachelor Unit (48.5 m2)

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1) Kitchen/Living/Dining 39 m2 A

2) Bathroom 6 m2

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1 Bedroom Unit (63.5 m2) 1) Kitchen 21 m2

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2) Living/Dining 17 m2 3) Bedroom 13 m2 4) Bathroom 6 m2

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2 Bedroom Unit (98 m2) 1) Kitchen/Living/Dining 34.5 m2

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2) Master Bedroom 15.5 m2 3) En-suite 6 m2 4) Bedroom 11 m2 5) Bathroom 6 m2

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3 Bedroom + Den Unit (133.5 m2) 1) Kitchen/Living/Dining 58.5 m2 2) Den 7 m2

UP

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3) Master Bedroom 18 m2 4) En-suite 5.5 m2 5) Bedroom 10.5 m2 6) Bedroom 10.5 m2 7) Bathroom 5.5 m2

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Level 3 floor plan

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Program by level: Level 6 Lofts for level 5 units Level 5 (3) studio loft, (1) 2 bedroom loft, (1) 3 bedroom loft

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Level 4 (4) studio, (3) 2 bedroom, (1) 2 bedroom + den Level 3 (2) studio, (2) 1 bedroom, (2) 2 bedroom, (2) 3 bedroom + den

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Level 2 (2) studio, (2) 1 bedroom, (2) 2 bedroom, (2) 3 bedroom + den Level 1 (2) studio, (1) 2 bedroom

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lobby, reception, mail room, gym, storage Level 0 Garbage room, underground parking garage access Basement Underground parking garage

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Bachelor Unit Plan

1 Bedroom Unit Plan

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2 Bedroom Unit Plan

2 Bedroom + Den Unit Plan

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Ground Floor Assembly (Typ.) 20 mm

Hardwood Floor Finish

15 mm

Acoustical Underlayment

120 mm

Three-Layer Cross Laminated

Timber (CLT) Floor Panel

200 mm

Five-Layer Cross Laminated

Timber (CLT) Floor Panel (Varies)

12mm

Plywood Sheathing

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Radiator Grille

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Steel Angle

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GWB Dropped Ceiling

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In-Ceiling Service Space

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Exterior Wall Assembly (Typ.)

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10mm

GWB

200 mm

Five-Layer Cross Laminated

Timber (CLT) Wall Panel

0.25 mm

Polyethylene Vapour Barrier

75 mm

Rigid Insulation

25 mm

Air Space (Vented)

190 mm

Single-Wythe Clay Masonry Wall

Brick Size: 190 x 90 x 56 (Typ.)

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Steel Masonry Ties

Exterior Masonry Wall at Floor Slab (Typ.)


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CASA VELA Competition: Techo Mexico Design Competition Location: Mexico City, Mexico Project Type: Residential Designer(s): Sustainable. (Pearl Chan, Katherine Krolak, Laura Casas Martin, Tristan Rouse) Individual Responsibilities: Digital Model, Rendering, Building Plans, Building Sections, Axonometric Drawings, Assembly Diagrams Completed: 06.2019 Awards: Honourable Mention (Top 10)

Casa Vela is an emergency housing solution, designed to be deployed anywhere in Mexico. The design aims to address the essential elements for emergency housing while taking a special focus on the human factor, to create an environment that brings hope, joy, safety and a sense of home. Two design elements help to achieve this goal. First is the use of colour, which impacts emotions and behaviour, and creates a sense of individuality between the modules. Second, a modular and evolutionary system that easily allows growth and upgrading. Casa Vela evolves and fosters socialization and community as a foundation to move forward.


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4900

Basic shelter provides: 1. Rain protection ( 2% slope ... painted roof panels) 2. Natural lighting (2 x dimension windows made of acrylic sheet panes) 3. Natural ventilation (2 x awnings) 4. Thermal insulation (wood & straw: 2.2 m2K/W – R13). In colder climates, straw insulation can be replaced by higher performance materials to achieve higher thermal values.

4100

Climate Adaptation Envelope provides: 1. Extra Rain protection (waterproof canvas) 2 Sun shading and heat loads reduction 3. Basic module protection against aging and deterioration 4. Infrastructure for easy and quick area expansions 5. Extra outdoor sheltered space 6. Concrete Blocks to support base

Floor Plan - Basic Module

Sheltered Outdoor Space Kitchen

Bedroom

7520

Bedroom Basic Module

Washroom 1880

2500 9800

Floor Plan - Upgrades Climate Adaptation Envelope- Sheltered Outdoor Space Washroom Extension Kitchen Extension Bedroom Extension Water Collection


31 Rain Protection 2% slope

Natural Lighting

Natural Ventilation

2 Fixed Windows

2 awnings

Thermal Insulation

2 doorways

(2.2 m2K/W – R13)In colder climates, straw insulation can be replaced by higher performance materials to achieve higher thermal values.

Roof 2595

2750

2490

Ground 157

4900

Section - Basic Module

Air flow to reduce heat loads Protection against deterioration Basic Module protected from extreme weather elements

Extra outdoor space Shelter from weather elements

Sun shading protection Waterproof membrane

2750 Roof 2595

2750

Ground 157

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4900

2450

9800

Rain water collection

Tent structure

Can be implemented in basic module too

Provides easy expansion for additional modules

Section - Climate Adaptation Envelope Upgrade


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1. Manufactured floor, wall and ceiling panels (including pallets, straw bales, acrylic sheets and OSB sheathing) to be transported on pick-up trucks. Weight per Panel: 100 lbs (45kg) Dimension: 1.10 m x 1.40 m

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2. Lay 16 cinder blocks on ground for leveling. Each block spaced one panel apart on centre. 16 panels make up the floor. Arrange them to a 4x4 orientation with OSB facing up.

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3. Walls are made of 8 panels each. OSB side is facing outwards. Panels are built from ground up fixed with nails as shown. 2x4s within panels and screwed together for lateral support. Two sides have a door and panel for an opening. Walls to be painted.

Basic Module 1,585 USD

Roof structure is supported by interior beams and post of 4x10s.

3D Axonometric - Basic Module

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4. Roof consists of 16 corrugated metal sheets on top of basic roof panels (only pallet structure and hay insulation needed here). When climate adaptation envelope is built, corrugated metal sheets can be removed and reuse in a new basic module


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5. The additional structure is part of the upgrade to be deployed in areas with extreme weather.

Upgrades and Climate Adaptation

It is made of: 144 2x10 lumber for the exterior A-frame 24 2x8 lumber for the core 8 Cinder blocks

3D Axonometric - Climate Adaptation Module

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6. Cotton canvas is wrapped over the structure. Water collection system is placed at the end of the canvas roll. Modules for kitchen, extra rooms and washroom are built by relocating and adding panels to the existing layout as shown on the floor plan. Panels can be re-used.

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7. Canvas can be replaced over time with durable cladding material for the transition to permanent dwellings if needed. New cladding material can be added on the OSB sheathing to create a permanent facade.


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