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My name is Lisa Huang, and I am a second year architecture student at the University of Waterloo. I am always looking to learn, to explore, to expand my knowledge base on architectural designs, and to challenge myself. It would be a pleasure to be part of your team for my upcoming work term.


CONTENTS Resume ......................... 2 01

WaveWorked ................ 4

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Storm’s Eye ................... 12

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Junk ............................... 18

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CocoHut ........................ 24

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Work Experience ........... 28

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Creative Works .............. 36


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Quebec City, Canada Montreal, Canada

Toronto, Canada New York, U.S. Washington D.C., U.S.

EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 - present

Candidate for Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies University of Waterloo | Cambridge, Canada Related courses: Design Studio, Building Construction, Cultural History, Environmental Design, Visual Communication

Jan - Apr 2014

2008 - 2012

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Agincourt Collegiate Institute | Toronto, Canada Graduated with Honours Certificate of Bilingual Studies in Extended French, and a Principal’s Schoolar throughout all four years

Architectural Intern Hossack & Associates Architects Inc.| Mississauga, Canada Worked directly with project architects to create schematic designs, prepare construction documents, working drawings, and details, as well as assist with contract administration for various institutional projects using AutoCAD, Revit, and Microsoft Office

Jul - Aug 2013

ACADIA Graphic Design & Production Team Philip Beesley Architect Inc. | Toronto, Canada Formatted various ACADIA Conference publications using Adobe InDesign

July 2011

Research Assistant Ryerson University | Toronto, Canada Assisted Dr. Medhat Shehata with his Concrete Recycling Research in a laboratory; created concrete specimens of reclaimed concrete aggregate and different cementatious materials, took measurements, and performed various tests on them

RECOGNITION

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2011

CPAC Li Ding Award Chinese Professional Association of Canada Awarded to a high school student who has completed grade 11, and demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and community involvement

2010

Grade 8 Piano Certificate with Honours Royal Concervatory of Music | Toronto, Canada


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Beijing, China

Tokyo, Japan Shanghai, China

Foshan, China Hong Kong, China Hainan, China Bangkok, Thailand

EXTRA-CURRICULARS

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

2013

Manual

Hand Drafting, Physical Modelling, Hand Rendering

Technical

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Office, Rhino, V-Ray for Rhino, Google SketchUp, Laser Cutting

Languages

Fluent and literate in: English, Cantonose, Mandarin Conversable and literate in: French

Sept 2013

2009 - 2012

2010 - 2011

Youth Ambassador Finalist The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association | Toronto, Canada Promote Canadian multiculturalism and diversity through workshops and outreach activities to engage the community Waterloo Orientation Week Leader University of Waterloo | Cambridge, Canada Led Orientation week activities and assisted first year students in adapting to the new environment Artists’ Society of Agincourt President Agincourt Collegiate Institute | Toronto, Canada Planned, organized, and led various art-related activities at school to raise interest of visual arts in the student body; formerly VP and Gr. 10 Rep Environment-Awareness Youth Ambassador The Cross-Cultural Community Service Association | Toronto, Canada Conducted various outreach activities to educate the public about pollution, recycling, and other environmental issues

RESUME lisa huang lisa.huang@uwaterloo.ca 1 (647) 863 4673 3


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Music Studio

Open Plaza

Drama Studio

Community Room Lobby

Grass Lawn Seating Area Outdoor Theatre Auditorium

The site for Waveworked is located at the bank of the Grand River, lined by a 2-metre high berm on the riverside. The building plays on the idea that if the river washes up the banks, it will flow over the berm, and at the encouter of the building, it will pass under, punch through, or overtake the structure to reach the street side. When the water retracts, it pulls with it objects back to the river – or in this case, it draws people to gather by the riverside. Physical access to the berm and riverside path is provided from each of the 3 levels of the building, creating a series of undulating sections along its length.

waveworked a cambridge common studio design individual project

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Pool Section perspective

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section B

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Grand River

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The street facade of the building reflects the conditions of physical, visual, or obstructed access to the riverside through the use of clear, tinted, and frosted glazing, respectively.

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1 ......................... Playground 2 .............................. Daycare 3 ........................... Art Gallery 4 ................. Prop Production 5 .......................... Auditorium 6 ................ Outdoor Theatre 7 .................... Administration 8 ........................ Main Lobby 9 ......................... Pool Lobby 10 ................. Meeting Room 11 ......................... Classroom 12 ......... Community Kitchen 13 ...................... Eating Area 14 ........... Community Room 15 ............... Swim/Dive Pools 16 ........... Pool Viewing Area 17 ................. Painting Studio 18 ..................... Greenhouse 19 .......... Print Making Studio 20 ................... Dance Studio 21 ................... Drama Studio 22 ..................... Music Studio 23 .................... Sauna Room 24 ... Accessible Green Roof

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Gallery Section Model

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On average, 31.5 million people worldwide are displaced annually from their homes as the result of natural disasters. Ordinarily in the U.S., FEMA will begin to allot trailer homes 45-60 days post-disaster. To bridge this massive housing gap and avoid tent cities, the Storm’s Eye was designed as a pop-up shelter unit to allow for transportation convenience and quick assembly. The instant neightbourhoods formed from these housing units allow refugees to come together in solidarity in a tranquil environment liken to the calm in the eye of a storm.

STORM’S EYE pop-up disaster relief housing SSEF 2013 competition entry in partnership with Cynthia Tang

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The angularity of the units allow them to form various configurations to encourage social interaction and sense of community amongst the refugees.

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The individual units are collapsible and can be folded to occupy minimal space for transportation efficiency.

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Storm’s Eye uses steel as its primary structural component and is designed to have the ability to fully collapse and to create units of changeable forms. The pin joint (B) allows the adjacent arms to pivot and frame living spaces of various triangular and trapezoidal configurations. The ball bearings (C) enable the arm to slide freely along the circular shaft within the principal mast. Locking pins are then used to secure the structure in the desired form. The adjustable footings (D) accommodate for uneven terrain while the connector plates (E) can bolt together multiple units to form a community. The cable connection (A) allows a canopy to be raised by tension cables between units to reinforce the sense of community and protection for the refugees.

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Steel panels are slipped into the frame, completing the enclosure of the living space. Each unit can sleep up to four adults in bunk beds, with generous space in between for storage and small group activities.

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In a perimeter block development, buildings are located along the perimeter of the city block, with street-facing entrances and a semi-private central space in the rear of the buildings. The Junk site is part of a such development in downtown Galt, where the central space is considered leftover – junk – and currently serves as an unauthorized parking lot. To repurpose the site, design ideas from two classmates are combined and developed into a studio apartment building. The design experiments with trapezoidal units to create unique living spaces and undulating facades.

JUNK infill residential studio design in collaboration with Carla Gruber, Rui Hu, Terry Huang

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01 Trapezoidal unit

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PERIMETER BLOCK

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1 ........................... Fire route 2 ......... Residential parking 3 ......... Permeable paving 4 .............. Vegetated Area 5 ...................... Main lobby 6 ...................... Utility room 7 .................. Laundry room 8 ............... Glazed corridor 9 ............... Residential Unit

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Unit entrance Vent plug Walk-in closet Bathroom Kitchen Living area Sliding cabinet with fold-down table and bed 8. Balcony

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oasis - a place of refuge from the primary environment Before the invention of electricty and air-conditioning technologies, humans achieved thermal comfort in extreme climates using solely architectural and natural elements. The Cocohut is an architectural response to hot-humid climate which aims to achieve maximum sensual comfort while being “unplugged�. It employs indigenous passive strategies and local materials along with innovative elements to create a cultural place of retreat from the heat.

COCOHUT extreme climate oasis environmental studies design individual project

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The high canopy coconut palms block low angle sunlight but allows wind to funnel through between the tree trunks. The tree house is also elevated from ground-level humidity and the higher temperatures at ground level.

HAIKOU, HAINAN, CHINA Climate Hot-humid Avg annual high temp 27째 Avg annual low temp 17째 Relative humidity 78% ~ 87% Haikou is the capital city of the Hainan Island province just south of Mainland China. The Chinese characters for Haikou means mouth of the ocean, in other words, the seaport, owing to its coastal location. Haikou is also nicknamed Coconut City for the abundance of coconut palm which grew locally.

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WIND WHEEL


Coconut palm are known for the salt resistance, strength, and straightness in their trunks. Bamboo mat veneer composites are used in the wall panels for their high strength-to-weight ratio.

Coconut Palm cocos nucifera Height: up to 30m Trunk diameter: 46-60cm Leaf length: 4-6m

Revolving wall panels can be adjusted separately to catch the winds and manipulate air flow. The large overhang shades interior from high-angle sunlight while the 4m high roof allows air to stratify and exhaust through the vent.

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During my four months of co-op experience at Hossack & Associates Architects, I gained exposure and involvement in all office functions of an architectural firm. I had the chance to take part in the design phase, construction documention, and contract administration of numerous elementary school and fire station projects at different stages of completion.

work experience various co-op work experience in collaboration with supportive co-workers

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Fire Station 109 is an existing fire station in Mississauga for which the City is looking at the options of renovation or reconstruction. As part of this facility fit, I documented the existing facility from blueprints and site visits, as well as proposed site layout and floor plans options for renovation and new construction while in compliance with the city’s zoning by-laws. 31


Fire Station #119 and Parademic Station #S11 building is a new construction for the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel. The facility will be built and certified to LEED Silver. For this project, I revised the site plan for SPA, designed floor and wall tile patterns, completed interior elevations, and created colour board.

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I have also completed a series of architectural details including concrete, wall base details, millwork, windows, and specialty equipments. Furthermore, I designated appropriate signage in the building to meet the Region of Peel Standards as well as completed the associated signage schedules.

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Over the course of the four months, I have also worked on numerous school projects in different stages of completion. I revised drawings for SPA, created architectural details, and modelled site components on Revit. I also modified door and room schedules, reviewed shop drawings, updated site review reports, and completed as-built drawings. 34


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Selected artwork and photography done in the recent years. Each spark of idea ignites a fire for which excitement burns as the fuel from conceptualization to realization of each piece.

CREATIVE WORKS drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography experimentation, self-expression, and self-discovery personal

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Sightseeing Tower

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Pop Can Planters

Tree Bookcase

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Cherry Blossoms

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Kexin’s Reflection


Litter

Silhouettes

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THANK YOU lisa.huang@uwaterloo.ca 1 (647) 863 4673


Architecture Portfolio 2014 (OUTDATED)