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LUCY LIN Architecture + Design P o r t f o l i o 20 17

University of Waterloo School of Architecture Project Name



Tel: +1 (647) 893-1329 E-mail: 7 Melville Street South, Cambridge, ON Canada, N1S 2H4

Hello! My name is Lucy Lin and I am a third year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Canada. I am par ticularly interested in contextual design and excited at every oppor tunity to integrate community involvement and sustainable construction. Aside from my curiosities in architecture, I am constantly learning new things and exploring my creativity through performing ar ts, fine ar ts and volunteer initiatives.




Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours Co-op Excellent Academic Standing Competitions: SSEF, Dencity (2015) Involvement: Elected as Event Coordinator for student council (1B) Finance Lead for UWSA Design Build


Student Intern, Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

Guangzhou, China

// Worked on the schematic design for the urban planning project of the Canton Tower district in Guangzhou // Produced presentation documents and models for municipal meetings // Communicated with Kengo Kuma & Associates and SOM in terms of city-planning regulations and parcel designs


Architectural Assistant, Giannone Petricone Associates

Toronto, ON

2016.01-2016.04 Nor th Vancouver, BC

2015.05-2015.08 Cambridge, ON



// Worked closely with multiple teams for local commercial projects // 3D-modeling and visualization for on-going projects // Prepared construction drawings for client and city meetings // Set-up and designed material boards // Produced conceptual drawings for schematic design of masterplanning projects Student Intern, Openspace Architecture // 3D-modeling, visualization and rendering // Produced construction drawings // Designed the company’s new website Research Assistant, University of Waterloo School of Architecture // Researched projects to update exhibition information // Website maintenance for


Sketchbook featured in 100 Notebook Exhibition //Postcard design printed and sold during the event


Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award

2012 / 2013


University of Waterloo School of Architecture

Cambridge, ON

The Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, 1st Place, Gold Award //Class Non-Western Strings Instruments

// Teamwork, learn-on-the-fly, strong adaptibility // Rhinoceros 3D, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Grasshopper, Houdini // V-Ray, Maxwell Render, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Animation // Laser-cutting, 3D Printing, Wood-working // Model-making, Hand-drafting, Illustrations // Mandarin (native), Cantonese (limited working proficiency)

Reading, Visual Arts, Music, Dance


INNER VOIDS Winter 2017, 3B Advisor: John McMinn Skill Set: Rhinoceroes 5, Vray, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Houdini, Adobe Premier Pro

“A community is only being created when its members accept that they are not going to achieve great things, that they are not going to be heroes, but simply live each day with new hope, like children, in wonderment as the sun rises and in thanksgiving as it sets.� - Jean Vanier

Located at Wellington Street West and Niagra Street, Inner Voids is a Mixed-use midrise building designed to provide an internalized community for residents of all ages to reside in downtown Toronto. From the inner light wells and podium, to the masonry solid masses, Inner Void grows a community from its core and reaches out to its surrounding neighbourhood, building a frirendly relationship between families and the dense urban life.

Inner Voids


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Office Floor Plans (Floor 2-3)

Kindergarten Floor Plan (Floor 4) Inner Voids


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Senior Housing


Rooftop Patio Plan (Floor 5 & Above)

Site Section Inner Voids


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Site Section

Interior Rendering of Inner Voids The lightness and transparency of the voids suggests a flexible and open workspace. In contrast, the solid masonry mass suggests a more traditional work setting where privacy and individual spaces are needed.

Inner Voids


FIELD LAB Summer 2016, 2B Advisor: Delnaz Yekrangian Skill Set: Rhinoceroes 5, Maxwell Render, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.“ - Jean Vanier

In our consumerist society, scientific research serves as tool for the rapid extraction of natural resources. Often it is only when disasters occur that we are reminded of how powerless we are against the forces of nature. Located in the region of French River, Field Lab is designed to remind researchers of the true value of natural scientific explorations, the ar t of coexistence between the self and the environment, by placing the facility within the landscape. Grounded at the dips of the surrounding landscape, the buildings accommodate research teams to conduct botanical investigations on site.

Site Sections

Field Lab


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Site Analysis Field Lab


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Exterior Rendering of the Lodge A generous walkway connects the buildings and offers opportunities for casual interaction between researchers and visitors.

Field Lab


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Interior Rendering of the Laboratory

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.� 18

- Henry David Thoreau

Sectioned Axonometric of Lodge & Laboratory

Field Lab


THE READER Winter 2015, 1B Advisor: Donald Mckay Skill Set: Rhinoceroes 5, V-ray, Maxwell Render, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

“Now to escape involves not just running away, but arriving somwhere.�

- Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Being in a library brings back a childhood memory - the sense of wonder and pure curiosity. As one grows older, those senses fade away with the distractions of adulthood, but the individual becomes more conscious of what the library represents - it is an endless repository of knowledge. Located in the hear t of the fast developing neighborhood of St. Clair West, this library creates a quiet and intimate space for visitors to escape the urban chaos and remain undisturbed in their search for the knowledge they desire.

The Reader


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Ground Floor Plan

St. Clair Avenue West


01. Lobby 02. Book Stacks 03. Children’s Space 04. Reading Space 05. Elevator/ Stairs 06. Washrooms 07. Firestairs

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Second Floor Plan

Third Floor Plan

01. Hacker’s Lab 02. Book Stacks 03. Individual Study Space 04. Group Study Space 05. Elevator/ Stairs 06. Firestairs

01. Group Study Space 02. Book Stacks 03. Assembly Hall 04. Washrooms 05. Elevator/ Stairs 06. Firestairs

The Reader


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Perspective Section The building also plays with the leveling of heights in combination with different types of lightwells to enhance the activities.

The Reader


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Reading Hub Rendering


Assembly Hall Rendering

The Reader


HOLCIM CASE STUDY Winter 2017, 3A Advisor: John McMinn Skill Set: Rhinoceroes 5, V-ray, Houdini Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

The Case Study explores the design intent of Christian Kerez’s Holcim Competence Center in Switzerland. A range of drawings at different scales and perspectives reveals the underlying logic of the winning competition entry and its innovative building systems.

Collaborators: Steven Lin, Conrad Specker t, Levi Van Weerden

Site Analysis Holcim Case Study


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Parallel Elevation

Parallel Section


Wall Section

Holcim Case Study


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Perspective Section The arbitrary placements of lightwells goes against the rational conventions of swiss architecture to create a very light and transparent atmosphere.

Holcim Case Study


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Lightwell Analysis Diagram


Circulation Analysis Diagram

Holcim Case Study


AETHER Summer 2016, 2B Advisor: Scott Sorli Skill Set: Construction, Wood-working

Aether /ˈēTHər/ Noun. The upper regions of space; the clear sky; the heavens. Drawing the eyes away from the existing lateral views, this pavilion focuses the attention on the ground and sky. One must remove their shoes to enter, ramping up the entrance, and stepping down into the water-filled base. A collection of birdhouses strung above are removed one by one by each guest, slowly revealing the sky. This simple, playful act alters the temporal nature of the pavilion. When guests take home a birdhouse, the pavilion continues to exist, disassembled, throughout the season. Collaborators: Saadman Ahmed, Marco Chow, Justin Ng, Mayuri Paranthahan, Diana Si



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One must remove their shoes to enter, ramping up the entrance, and stepping down into the water-filled base.

The pavilion provides a sense of tranquility and isolation for the visotors.


Interior View The birdhouses strung above draws the focus of the visitors’ attention to the sky.



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Birdhouses strung above are removed one by one by each guest, slowly revealing the sky.




THE BODY PROJECT Fall 2015, 2A Advisor: Delnaz Yekrangian, Michael Bartosik Skill Set: Rhinoceroes 5, Maxwell Render, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

The Body Project challenges the modern concept of bathing as an individual activity by introducing the model of a public bath house into a housing unit. The showers are placed in the main circulation space that are shared by the occupants on each floor. The act of bathing thus becomes a social exercise integrated into one’s daily routine. Every floor also includes a publicly accessible sauna that wraps around the centre core of the building, eventually leading to the pools above. The Body Project provides a space that engages the community in terms of wellness. Every visitor has the oppor tunity to be fully relaxed and engaged with their personal well-being within an intimate environment.

Bathhouse Interior

Building Sections

The Body Project


PROFESSIONAL WORKS Skill Set: Rhinoceroes 5, Maxwell Render, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

This is a collection of works I have produced as an intern at Openspace Architecture in Nor th Vancouver and Gianonne Petricone Associates in Toronto.

Conceptual Section

Professional Works


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February 17, 2017

To Whom It May Concern: RE:

Employment Reference for Lucy Lin

I am writing on behalf of Lucy Lin who was employed with our firm, as a student intern from September through December 2016. During her time with GPAIA, Lucy was involved on a variety of projects and tasks ranging from presentation to design development drawings. Lucy worked very well with the studio team and always exhibited an eagerness to learn. Lucy worked on multiple projects however much of her time was spent on two specific tasks including schematic design for an Urban Food Market in Newmarket and developing drawings for the newest location of Sud Forno bakery. Lucy was very committed and provided our studio with reliable and enthusiastic support during her placement, and we wish her well as she continues her studies. Sincerely,

Pina Petricone, Principal


Professional Works


ARTWORKS Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media, Charcoal, Pencil, Graphite, Photography

“Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art. Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art. From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is the art of the musician. From the point of view of feeling, the actor’s craft is the type. All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.” - Oscar Wilde

Untitled (Mixed Media)



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Chinese Academy of the Arts, Hangzhou (Photography)



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Left: Tengchong, Hangzhou (Photography) Right: Self Portrait (Acrylic on Canvas)




Thank you for your time. Tel: +1 (647) 893-1329 E-mail: 7 Melville Street South, Cambridge, Ontario Canada, N1S 2H4

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