Architecture & Design Portfolio 2013
CONTACT KETURAH BRECKON 6629 Milburough Line Burlington, Ontario, L7P 0C9 firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 289 260 1020 home: 905 336 3010
CURRICULUM VITAE I 01-02
STEREOTOMICS I 03-06
COMPOSER’S RESIDENCE I 07-10
CANADIAN MUSIC ARCHIVE I 11-14
URBAN COMPLEX I 15-20
CHARLOTTE’S WEB I 21-24
MacDONALD BLOCK I 25-28
GREN WEIS ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES I 29-32
CYNTHIA ZAHORUK ARCHITECT INC. I 33-36
ATHRU I 37-40 10 11
SAN VITALE I 41-44
PHOTOGRAPHY & ARTWORK I 45-50
01 CURRICULUM VITAE
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self starter who is passionate about learning team player who always approaches challenges with a positive attitude effective communicator who manages multiple projects efficiently critical thinker with strong presentation and graphic skills Software revit, autocad, rhino 3d, vray, impression, adobe creative suite, microsoft office
University of Waterloo (2010-present) 3rd year candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours with Co-op Lester B Pearson High School (2005-2010) ontario secondary school diploma
Cynthia Zahoruk Architect Inc. (2010 - 8 months, 2012 - 4 months, 2013 - 4 months) - Assisted in project coordination between clients, consultants, contractors & municipalities throughout all design phases - Prepared design & construction drawings from pre-design to site plan/permit application (Revit, AutoCAD, Impression) - Prepared LEED certification documentation Gren Weis Architects & Associates (2012 - 4 months) - Made adjustments to site plan and constructed physical model of proposed Wineries - Prepared existing and proposed design and construction drawings for submission to clients and municipalities Town of Milton (2009, 2011) landscape maintenance of town parks Solo Violin/Duo/Trio (2001-present) city of burlington galas, weddings
University of Waterloo Excellent Academic Standing (2010-2011) University of Waterloo Presidentâ€™s Scholarship (2011) Halton 4-H Stan May Leadership Award (2011) Lt. Governorâ€™s Community Volunteer Award (2010) Lester B Pearson Honour Roll Student (2005-2010) Royal Conservatory of Music 16 examinations (2002-2010) Grade 10 Violin First Class Honours, Grade 6 Piano First Class Honours, Grade 4 Theory First Class Honours
ACADIA Adaptive Architecture Conference (2013) Sheaf Building Demonstration (2013) Milton Fair Solo/Trio Violin (2001-present) special events, religious ceremonies, country music videos Waterloo Architecture Tour Guide (2010, 2011) Thomas Seebohm Grand River Run (2011) For the Love of Music (2010) organized & performed in concert fundraiser for Carlisle United Church Peer Tutor (2008-2009) World Percheron Congress (2008) photographer
Halton Junior Farmers (2012-present) Halton 4-H (2003-present) Halton Field Hockey (2012) Waterloo Architecture Student Association (2011-2013) Class Representative Ontario Percheron Horse Association (2005-2010) ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Project (2008)
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STEREOTOMICS focus I stereotomic to tectonic transformation location I school of architecture team I individual skills I hand drafting, casting, model making The relationship between solid and void space was investigated through four sequential exercises that transformed the stereotomic cast into a tectonic assembly using recorded data sets. The initial exercise included the construction of a plaster cast with internal voids - a stereotomic construction. Sectional information was then recorded and presented in a complete orthographic drawing set demonstrating points specific to the contours of the cast. Next, sequential transformations were applied to the recorded information related to the voids. This included manipulating the data set through rotation, reflection, scaling and shear transformations to form a new set of data points leading to a new tectonic based projection. The final stage was the tectonic assembly formed through multiple iterations of paper folding according to the transformed data.
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COMPOSERâ€™S RESIDENCE focus I designed direction & corresponding landscapes location I taylor lake, cambridge, ontario team I individual skills I hand drafting, model making This residence is designed to accommodate vacationing composerâ€™s for 4 months at a time. Located on a meadow overlooking Taylor Lake, the residence is composed of two buildings. The main building houses the living area, with the studio located in the second building. The separation of the buildings allows for a focused studio environment just steps from everyday life. A barn-like structure houses the Studio and is angled to capture a unique view of the lake from a distance. It features lofty ceilings and clerestory windows to allow for sufficient day lighting without distractions from the immediate surrounding landscape. The exterior walls of the main living spaces offer floor to ceiling windows and a large overhang creating an inviting transition space, blurring the line between interior and exterior, and extending the living space beyond the external walls.
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UNFOLDED SECTION A
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04 MUSIC ARCHIVE
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CANADIAN MUSIC ARCHIVE focus I public vs. private location I dâ€™arcy street & mc cull street, toronto, ontario team I individual skills I hand drafting, model making, illustrator The Canadian Music Archive is designed to serve two groups of people; the public and registered members of the archive. The ground floor houses a cafe whose seating spills out on to the sidewalk, inviting pedestrians inside. The second floor features the public library with stacks, desks and individual practicing rooms, as well as a large open area that can be used for performances. This performance area is linked to each floor area and the exterior street by way of views. There is a large staircase to the third floor that houses the archive documents where security protects original music scores. Entrance here is only admitted to members of the archive. This main staircase acts as a sitting area during the day and audience seating for night performances.
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INTERIOR AUDIENCE STAIRCASE
CENTRAL PERFORMANCE AREA
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05 URBAN COMPLEX
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URBAN COMPLEX focus I visual relationships between theatre program, private residences, retail & public park location I 11 wellesley street west, toronto, ontario team I individual skills I rhino, v-ray, photoshop, illustrator, autoCAD The design of this urban complex looks at creating a main, public atrium that acts both as a through-way from Wellesley Street West to the newly designed public park, as well as a point of intersection of the two programs: residential and theatre. As a result, unique program relationships are formed; an art museum on the second floor can be viewed from the ground floor restaurant, and from the museum, visitors can look up and see theatre rehersals. The atrium features a large staircase that invites the public to the second floor museum, shops and unique views of the rear park. The program includes residences, retail and a performing arts center within urban fabric. The development includes a park that covers 50% of the site and acts as a large open space for various activities to take place. The park has been designed to incorporate specific program as well, such as a space for the theatre workshop, restaurant patio, sports field, a splash pad and covered seating.
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GROUND FLOOR & SITE PLAN 17 I Keturah Breckon
WELLESLEY STREET RENDER
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SECOND FLOOR PLAN
THIRD FLOOR PLAN
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PUBLIC ATRIUM SECTION
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CHARLOTTEâ€™S WEB focus I SSEF steel biomimicry competition location I parkside vacanct lot team I tamara paolatto skills I rhino, v-ray, photoshop, autoCAD This project is a design proposal for the SSEF Biomimicry design competition; the web-like steel structure mimics the nature of a spider web as it is suspended between two buildings. The pavilion acts as a permanent installation linking the city and adjacent park; in the same way as a web it suspends visitors between two different worlds. The plan of the pavilion is a direct representation of an orb spider web, and the railings that connect to columns with anchor points for the cables give the visitors the feeling of actually being in a web. The cables and finish on the steel reflect the surroundings and glitter, emulating the visual effects of a shimmering web. A winding stair provides access from the platform to the roof of the pavillion, allowing visitors a greater view of the surroundings.
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07 MacDONALD BLOCK
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MACDONALD BLOCK focus I urban fabric location I mac donald block, toronto, ontario team I individual skills I autoCAD, illustrator, photoshop MacDonald Block encompasses many different government offices, some connected underground and others connected at the first and second floor levels. The first two floors that connect all four towers are open to the public, but beyond these floors security is extremely tight and all visitors are checked in at various security desks. The extreme security on the interior of the MacDonald Block walls is severely contrasted by the surrounding plaza and fully designed landscape area that leads to the colonnades that direct visitors to each entrance. This study focused on conveying the atmosphere and exterior and interior qualities of this urban fabric in plan view. A diagram was also developed to emulate the overall circulation design of the building.
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GREN WEIS ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES focus I work term #2 location I kerr Street, oakville, ontario team I n/a skills I autoCAD, hand drafting, model making
Gren Weis Architect & Associates focuses specifically on designing custom luxury residences and cottages. The firm provides full architectural services including everything from construction details for custom buildings to coordinating design and construction of custom interiors. During my co-op, my responsibilities included preparing construction details, site plans, floor plans and elevations. In addition, I worked closely with the Interior Designer at the firm to produce detailed interior elevations and floor plans for multiple residences and cottages, specify materials and create product sample boards. I also constructed a model for the proposed Wayne Gretzky Winery. I made adjustments to the site plan and initial building design on this project as well as other wineries.
WINERY SITE PLAN
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09 Cynthia Zahoruk Architect Inc.
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CYNTHIA ZAHORUK ARCHITECT focus I work term #1, #2 (plus previous employment) location I britannia road, burlington, ontario team I n/a skills I revit, autoCAD, impression, microsoft office Cynthia Zahoruk Architect Inc. is a small office that designs and manages a variety of projects from large scale healthcare and multi-residential to athletic centres and corporate buildings to small residential renovations. During my work term I was in charge of project co-ordination between clients, consultants, contractors & municipalities throughout all design phases on many different projects including church and residential renovations. I attended site meetings, prepared existing drawings; design drawings from pre-design to site plan and permit applications. This included presentation drawings/images for clients, full scale detailed site plan, floor plan and elevation drawings, as well as construction details. I also prepared full LEED certification application documents for a former school deemed a â€˜heritage buildingâ€™ that the firm converted into apartments. I effectively co-ordinated and assigned work to all teams involved with project submittals in addition to drafting internal documents.
LEED CERTIFICATION PROJECT (Render by CZAI) 35 I Keturah Breckon
NOTE: THE CONTRACTOR WIL VERIFY DIMENSIONS AN CONDITIONS ON THE PR REPORT ANY DISCREPE ARCHITECT PRIOR TO T ENCEMENT OF CONSTR DRAWING MUST NOT B CONSTRUCTION PURPO SIGNED BY THE ARCHIT DRAWINGS ARE THE PR THE ARCHITECT AND M COPIED, REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PER FROM THE ARCHITECT. SCALE THE DRAWING.
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INSTALL NEW EXTERIOR METAL CLADDING
INSTALL NEW LED LIGHTING FIXTURE TO REPLACE EXISTING
INSTALL NEW LED LIGHTING FIXTURE & SERVICE
INSTALL NEW MATCHING GLASS BLOCKS TO REPLACE EXISTING DAMAGED
ERINDALE BIBLE CHAPEL
PAINT EXISTING MISC. METALS (GRILL, LADDER, LINTEL)
INSTALL NEW PUSH BUTTON POWER DOOR OPENERS
REPOINT EXISTING MASONRY MORTAR JOINTS AS NECESSARY, NEW MORTAR TO MATCH EXISTING
REPAIR AND REPLACE EXISTING FOUNDATION MASONRY UNITS AND MORTAR JOINTS AS NECESSARY TO MATCH EXISTING
REPLACE EXISTING CAULKING WITH NEW MORTAR AND CAULKING AT THRU WALL SERVICES
INSTALL OFFSET HINGE & HOLD OPEN DEVICE FOR DOOR
REMOVE AND RETAIN ALL SIGNS, HARDWARE, AND DEVICES ATTACHED TO EXISTING WINDOWS AND DOORS FOR REINSTALLATION AS DIRECTED BY OWNER.
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ATHRU focus I a hero’s journey location I taylor lake, cambridge, ontario team I waterloo school of architecture class of 2015 skills I violin, music composition, sound system design Every summer, the second year class at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture writes, directs, produces, and performs a play based on material covered in our Cultural History course. Taking R. Murray Schafer’s writings on the ‘Theatre of Confluence’ as a point of departure for non-contemporary theatre, our production team created an out of the ordinary theatre experience. Our class’s performance took place at Taylor Lake, where the audience was engaged both with nature and with the characters in the play. My contribution to the play was associated primarily with the music soundtrack. Along with the rest of the music team, I helped to develop main themes and composed, performed and recorded all violin parts. The music was performed live to ensure co-ordination with the actors. Guests were entertained with improvisational music from the moment they stepped on site leading up to the theatre performance and from the conclusion of the performance until they boarded the shuttle bus back to the reception. I also helped in designing and co-ordinating the required sound system equipment for each scene location on site.
cd featuring the original soundtrack. graphic design by sam vickars.
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Upon arrival, spectators were entertained with acoustic improvisational music, dwelling on main themes of the play. From Left to Right: Keturah Breckon (myself), Jack Lipson, and Montgomery deLuna. photo by Tony Shi.
Knights at the Round Table. photo by Tony Shi.
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BASILICA di SAN VITALE focus I roman catholic church as the ‘other’ location I ravenna, italy team I kristin allison, evelyn hofmann, monica lalas, anjie liu, tamara paolatto skills I model making, painting, essay writing For this project a 1:100 scale model was constructed to represent the different construction techniques throughout the Basilica di San Vitale, and the iconographic mosaics that cover the interior. In addition, I wrote an essay paper encompassing an analysis of the art and architecture of this building and including a strong argument that the basilica itself contradicts the values of the Catholic Religion. The Basilica of San Vitale presents the miscommunication of the values of the Catholic Religion through the incorporation of political leaders and unsuitable figures into the mosaics and dual opposing architectural elements. The dome challenges the position of the Priest. In Catholic Religion, the Priest holds direct communication between the congregation and god. The dome creates an overwhelming effect that links God directly to the people without depending upon the Priest’s role as the congregation’s sole access to God.
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12 PHOTOGRAPHY & ARTWORK
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Good Morning New York Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY
Start of the Season
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Morph based transformation Pencil on Paper
At the Wedding Pencil on Paper
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Thank you Keturah Breckon 6629 Milburough Line Burlington, Ontario, L7P 0C9 email@example.com mobile: 289 260 1020 home: 905 336 3010
Published on Oct 29, 2013
Published on Oct 29, 2013
I am a third year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture and this is a collection of selected works to date.