kevin kunnappilly architecture
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+1 647 529 6022 kskunnap@ gmail.com hello My name is Kevin and Iâ€™m currently an undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Please enjoy this collection of my academic and professional work from the past two years. I am currently looking to fill an intern/ architectural assistant position for may - august 2019.
*likes cake *and green walls *continually fascinated with & an observer of the interactions between human & technology, human & environment, human & human *hopes architecture can stop the robot uprising
work september - december 2018
Intern; HKS Inc.; Singapore january - april 2018
Architectural Assistant; Boxwood Architects; Toronto, Canada
education september 2016 - present
University of Waterloo (School of Architecture); Cambridge, Canada Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies Excellent standing (>80% average) all semesters to date
skills digital, proficient:
Rhinoceros AutoCAD Maxwell Render Photoshop Illustrator
InDesign Lightroom Microsoft Office Laser cutting 3D printing
Revit V-Ray SketchUp Grasshopper ArcGIS
Hand-drafting Physical models Sketching Photography Painting
awards university of waterloo
Dean's Honours List - 2018 President’s Scholarship of Distinction - 2016 university of toronto
National Book Award - 2016 notre dame catholic secondary school
Salutatorian Award - 2016 Creative Arts & Photography Award - 2016 Subject Achievement in Technological Design - 2015
activities 2014 -2017
Orientation Leader; Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School & University of Waterloo may - august 2017
Marketing and Graphic Design Lead; Chatting to Wellness; Brampton, Canada
*internship *september - december 2018 *singapore *can, can, can not lah, can Sectors: Hospitality, Healthcare, Sports Skills: Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Revit, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, hand sketching Key Projects: High-profile casino drop-off (Macau), Large-scale resort masterplan (Singapore), HKS Internal Top 10 Competition The HKS Singapore office specializes in mid to large-scale projects such as hospitals, casinos, resorts, and stadiums across Asia Pacific. In the fast-paced work environment, I rotated between multiple projects each at a different phase of development. The tasks of varying nature called for knowledge of a wide set of architectural tools, ranging from the conceptual design for an influential, large masterplan in Singapore, to the 3D modelling of a dropoff for one of the largest casinos in the world in Macau, to the preparation of eight presentations for an internal competition, among many others. I was given a large amount of responsibility within these projects, in addition to others such as delegating with sub-consultants and attending meetings.
0 January 30, 2019
Re: Reference Letter – Kevin Kunnappilly
Dear Prospective Company: We had the pleasure of having Kevin as an intern in our Singapore office this past fall (Sept – Dec 2018). Kevin is well beyond his years both in terms of maturity and ability. He is a great team player and is calm and collected, even when under pressure. Kevin spent most of his internship on a large high-profile project located in Singapore. The project faced an exceptionally tight timeline and lots of deliverables to meet the client’s schedule for government submission, putting a lot of pressure on the core team. Kevin’s role on the team quickly grew from a support role, as it would typically be anticipated from an intern, to a full core team member. His ability to perform at a level well beyond his peers and his positive attitude had everyone forget his age and tap into his ability to think and design. Beyond project work Kevin brings great energy to the work setting. He’s a great colleague – challenging ideas, promoting collaboration, and encouraging social outings – and would be a great fit to any team. We would love to have him back.
Chad Porter Design Director – Singapore HKS Inc. email@example.com
51 DUXTON ROAD, SINGAPORE 089515
+ 65.6849.9330 (main)
*architectural assistant *january - april 2018 *toronto *1/2 in. schluter-jolly anodized aluminum edge profile in satin nickel finish Sector: Residential Skills: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Ontario Building Code Key projects (Toronto): 40 Wheeler Avenue, 63 Wheeler Avenue, 97 Borden Street, 572 Broadway Avenue Boxwood Architects specializes in residential renovations, additions, and new constructions across the province of Ontario. I worked directly under the supervision of the principal architect on a handful of small, residential detached and semi-detached projects, and created the majority of the concept design and construction documents for the firmâ€™s new 2018 projects. I was actively involved in the design process with tasks in conceptual design, floor plan layouts, and materials & furnishing selections. As well, I attended and contributed to frequent meetings with clients and site visits with contractors and engineers. This experience provided me with a great amount of insight on running a small architectural practice and the processes of gaining government approval for projects in Ontario.
0 BOXWOOD ARCHITECTS
627 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario CANADA M5P 1R8 Tel. 416.656.3335. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 May 2018 ______________________________________________________________________ To whom it may concern,
Reference Letter for Mr. Kevin Kunnappilly Boxwood Architects is very pleased to offer this letter of recommendation for Mr. Kevin Kunnappilly. As a student of the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture, Kevin commenced work with Boxwood Architects in January 2018 and stayed until just before his next school term began in May 2018. During his time with us, Kevin worked on the measuring of three houses and the preparation of accurate plan, elevation and section drawings for the proposed additions and interior alterations. Kevin also prepared a series of concept sketches to illustrate various options possible for those projects. He did this quickly and with a high level of accuracy. Kevin worked closely with the partner-in-charge on a number of projects where he worked thoughtfully through all phases of design, approvals: Zoning, Committee of Adjustment, Building Permit applications and Issued for Construction sets. Kevin drafted structural engineering drawings prepared by our structural engineering consultant who commended Kevin on his strong understanding of the work involved and his accurate and clear presenting of the information. He is well organized and is always perfectly prepared for client meetings as well as meetings with engineering consultants. Kevin is professional, focused and dedicated to his work. He is a hard worker, punctual and very reliable. Kevin has excellent graphic skills and has shown superior architectural judgement. Kevin works well independently but is also a valued and generous contributor to team projects. Kevin is a person of very good character; and possesses a very pleasant disposition. He has a natural and keen interest in all aspects of architectural design and of running an architecture practice. I encourage Kevin to seek work with firms that practice at a high level of design excellence during his future co-op work terms, but would certainly be interested in having him return to our office. It will be a great benefit for him to learn energy-efficient, innovative technologies and to work with practices that are committed to producing thoroughly resolved construction details. Kevin is meticulous, can work through challenging assignments, and can be trusted to meet high expectations. Sincerely,
Anne-Marie Fleming BSc. [Arch.], B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC
*flood resilient urban network *design studio *spring 2018 *totallyyy turbulent duuude Skills: Rhinoceros, ArcGIS, Photoshop, Illustrator, laser cutting, 3D printing, physical model building In response to four specific edge condtions along the Grand River through Galt, Ontario, a respective number of additive, infrastructural typologies are proposed to support water access and river use during the region's typical normal, heightened, and flooded water levels. The typologies are distributed where appropriate, creating a strategic and continuous urban network defined by constant public engagement with the natural fluctuation of the riverâ€™s surface. Water access is supported at various levels along existing floodwalls and sloped banks by planting and stacking modular concrete forms on ground and wall planes, and forming shallower, accessible descents between them leading to the riverâ€™s edge. The proposed infrastructure creates interstitial zones of human occupancy up the elevation of the river bank which are accessible during increased water levels, as opposed to one static zone of occupancy which disappears as the water rises or does not support water access.
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*1:1000 urban model
(3D-printed & laser cut components): museum board, foam core, spray paint, varnish, acrylic paint
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*1:50 detail models/deposition studies
(3D-printed & handmade components): Foam core, modeling clay, twigs, & miniature plants repeatedly dipped in a heterogeneous solution of water, soil, texture spray, spray paint, spray adhesive
*experiential vignettes /plexi overlays *annual peak
*remote net-zero research station *environmental building design *winter 2017 *collaboration with jieyu wang *microclimates? Skills: Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Maxwell Render, Photoshop, Illustrator, UCLA Home Energy Efficient Design (HEED) & Climate Consultant, strategic passive design The Akutan Volcano has been dormant since its last eruption in 1992, but weak, periodic tremors in the region attest to its continuing activity. Designed to house two geologists for extended periods of stay, the Akutan Research Burrow is equipped with the necessary tools for studying the geothermal, volcanic, and seismic patterns on Akutan. As an illustration of clean-energy potential in the Aleutian island chain, the Burrow makes use of passive environmental design and active systems to keep its carbon energy use to a low minimum. The local maritime climate is comprised of mild winters and cool summers with heavy precipitation and high winds year-round. This calls for a heavier emphasis on the thermal retention of the building and passive heating strategies at almost all times of the year.
*basement mechanical systems
(photovoltaic batteries, geothermal controller, rainwater cistern, grey water treatment, hot water tank, composter)
*ground kitchen bathroom
(low-flow fixtures, composting toilet)
(work tables, computer stations, seismic/geothermal monitors, storage)
*loft bedroom storage
*passive design strategies: Large south-facing windows, super-insulation, photovoltaic system, daylighting workspaces, minimal electric lighting, geothermal heating, exposed concrete interior, solar water heater, rainwater collection, greywater collection, blackwater composting, quadruple-glazed argon-fill windows, low-flow fixtures, vestibule at entry, operable window at second level, wind evasion, air and water-tight envelope standards
Rainwater shed Rainwater gutter Rainwater cistern & treatment Greywater collection & treatment Water demands (kitchen sink, bathroom sink, low-flow composting toilet, shower) Solar hot-water heating & insulating storage tank
Monocrystalline silicon solar panels
Power reserve/battery (basement)
Ethanol-filled heat transfer tubing
Power demands (fridge, stove, computers, electric lights, water pumps)
*toronto public library *design studio *winter 2017 *all the way up Skills: Rhinoceros, Maxwell Render, Photoshop, Illustrator, laser cutting, physical model building This new addition to Torontoâ€™s network of libraries in the St. Clair community expands on the concept of the split-level and the mezzanine. The floor does not remain continuous, but instead is broken into multiple plates which are shifted in elevation throughout the space, allowing opportunities for double height spaces and the penetration of daylight. The library is divided into three volumes: two shells which enclose the library-specific functions, and a central void which allows light to penetrate between the shells and houses ramps for accessible circulation between the levels.
Laser-cut components: Taskboard, millboard, plexiglass, basswood
open, public space enclosed, library space
Information, Office, Washrooms, Parking
Children's Lounge, Assembly Hall, Mechanical
*level 1-2 typ.
Teens' Lounge, Audio/Visual, Maker's Space, Internet Stations, Stacks, Study
Lounge, Periodicals, Stacks, Rooftop Terrace
*quiet levels are lifted away from the street
*communal levels are provided street frontage
*heterotopic, dystopian metropolis *design studio *fall 2017 *it's lit Skills: Rhinoceros, Maxwell Render, Photoshop, Illustrator, laser cutting, physical model building Drawing on the affective atmospheres of film clips from Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, a heterotopia is created in an imagined metropolis. The assemblage of spaces draws together a complex framework for social interaction and the development of a unique culture, while answering the fundamental question, “How might we live?” The three distinct environments of this zone change drastically with the coming and going of the sun. Two cities exist in direct contrast to one another, the occupants of each belonging to two opposite social conditions and to different times of day.
Membrane-like structures sporadically erupt out of an infinite sea of concrete columns, each engulfing a structured society. Outside the membranes, a nomadic society lives on the margins. Here the habitants have adapted the rational grid of columns. Impulse is situated as a place for the nocturnal under one of the many membranes. As the sun sets, the habitants and a few of the citizens flock towards the glow emanating from below. A tubular elevator transports them between the three distinct environments, until they arrive in a disorienting world defined by colour and light. Much of the night is forgotten, and most of the day goes by in slumber. As evening approaches, the silence is broken in the columns as everyone prepares to do it all over again.
The Borough Perspective Section & 1:50 model (Fall 2017) in collaboration with Sarah Mason, Maria Mylenka, Ethan Paddock, and Isabella Suppa
Impulse at night
(Laser-cut & handmade components): Cardboard, corrugated plastic, iridescent cellophane, plexiglass, texture spray, pvc pipe, styrofoam, plaster, led lights
miscellaneous *some cool other things
*reims cathedral wormâ€™s-eye axonometric Tools: Rhinoceros, Illustrator
*royal albert hall 1:200 scale model
Materials: Laser-cut/etched basswood & acrylic sheet, CNC-ed MDF base Collaboration with Nidi Metaj, Rushali Patel, Vanessa Sokic
*untitled 2016 Acrylic, canvas 16 x 20”
*trigger warning 2018 Acrylic, canvas 18 x 24”
2016 Acrylic, clay, repurposed canvas 12 x 24”
thank you +1 647 529 6022 kskunnap@ gmail.com *currently looking to fill an intern/architectural assistant position for may - august 2019
portfolio winter 2019