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P O R T F O L I O MEGHNA MUDALIAR

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design


SKILLS Computer Rhino RhinoCam V-Ray AutoCAD Grasshopper Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe After Effects 3DS Max Processing Microsoft Office Hand Drawing Drafting Sketching Painting Making Laser Cutting CNC Milling Model Craft Shop Drawings

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Deans List Scholar, 2018

EXHIBITIONS

MEGHNA MUDALIAR Toronto, Ontario e: meghna.mudaliar@mail.utoronto.ca c: 289 981 8902

Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition 2018 | Toronto University of Toronto student art exhibition

Eyeball 2018 | Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty Undergraduate Visual Studies Annual Exhibition


EDUCATION 2019

University of Toronto, Candidate, B.A (Hons) with Distinction Specialist in Architectural Studies, Design & Minor in Visual Studies

EXPERIENCE Feb 2019 Present

Jun - Sept 2018

Ja Architecture Studio Inc. | Toronto Part time Intern Architect A co-project lead for a landscape design competition, currently working on design development, producing architectural drawings and various models.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario | Toronto Heritage Research Assistant Conduct fieldwork research on Toronto’s elementary and high schools. Data entry to the City of Toronto’s Inventory of Heritage Properties on TO Built database. Identify and augment existing information about properties within designated Heritage Districts

INVOLVEMENT

Sept 2017 Present

May June 2018

Sept 2018 Present

Sept 2018 - Present Sept 2018 Present

Veg Club, University of Toronto | Toronto Executive Creative Director Coordinated, designed and maintained club website. Frequently creating event posters and informational brochures using Illustrator and Photoshop. Organized and instructed graphic design workshop

Design Build, John H. Daniels Faculty | Toronto A two week intensive project to design and build a portable meditation pavilion for Lululemon

Daniels Arcade, John H. Daniels Faculty | Toronto Software Tutor Tutored students in softwares including Rhino, Grasshopper and Adobe Suite

Mentorship Program, John H. Daniels Faculty | Toronto Peer Mentor

Girl Up, University of Toronto | Toronto Executive Graphic Designer Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. Duties include coordinating and designing club website

Sept 2017 - Present

Cafe 059, John H. Daniels Faculty | Toronto Barista


Kevin, 2018

Kevin II, 2018

Mixed media on canvas (personal)

Acrylic on canvas (academic)

12 x 18”

34 x 36 “

A Mess of White Paint, 2017

Dad, 2018

Mixed media on canvas (personal)

Acrylic on canvas (academic)

34 x 36”

32 x 36 “


CONTENTS

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PORTAL KIT OF PARTS

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I LIVE IN BETWEEN THE BOOKS STUDENT HOUSING

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GRANT CANAL PARK DESIGNING CHANGE

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DANCING WITH THE TREES WARD ISLAND LOOKOUT POINT

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TWO BIRDS ONE WING FERRY TERMINAL

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P1

PORTAL KIT OF PARTS

Architectural Representation I Instructor: Nicolas Barrette Completion: December 2016

The freedom to create abstract “structures� and communicate them in two dimensional form allowed for this celestial illustration. Handpainted watercolours were scanned and imported into Illustrator as swatches. An attempt to represent a surreal narrative with Magnetix toy pieces as a portal is created.

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Left: Collage section perspective Top: Reimagined kit of parts

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Perspective Render


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I LIVE IN BETWEEN THE BOOKS STUDENT HOUSING

Architecture Studio IV Instructor: Jeannie Kim, Mauricio Quirós Pacheco Completion: December 2018

It starts and ends with the book store. At the corner of Spadina and Sussex avenue sits a neglected blue bookstore, Ten Editions. A sea of books floods the room. There aren’t any windows. And yet this crowded space has so much light. For a student housing project, I decided to keep and extended the bookstore as it’s own. The housing unit morphs itself for the monument. At the ground floor is the open space for both residents and readers. The idea of the bookstore is carried forward between the walls of the units. Communal library spaces move in between the units and momentarily overlap the single level units creating secretive spaces. The books peak in between the corridors of the homes. The bookstore is activated by the students as the books circulate throughout the corridors. It is a memorial, considered by not only its scale but also its method of execution of remembrance.

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Left: Model on site, front view of model Left to right: Variation 1 of 3 Floor Plan first and second level Diagram: Circulation of books Unit - book seperation

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Left to right: Ground floor plan, collage rendering, South view elevation Right: South view section

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GRANT CANAL PARK

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Landscape Architecture Studio III Instructor: Behnaz Assadi Completion: April 2018

Grant Canal Park is a proposed solution for Grants Park current vulnerabilities, of increased congestion, disassociation with Lake Michigan, and isolated communities. With a single intervention of four canals, Grant Canal Park connects the city of Chicago back with the history of Lake Michigan.

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Left: Top: Current condition: increased walking distance time to Lake Michigan, traffic Density, isolated communites Proposed condition: Canal Park Parti, diverted traffic density, bridged communites to Lake Michigan Above: Collage of proposed

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Top: Collage render from Chicago Art Institue in 1890 Right: Timeline; A series of Chicago maps over a century are collaged in relation to the Chicago River. Adjacent, plans and elevations focused on Lurie Garden, showcase the parks progress from being covered to water, to a train station, and finally a perennial garden.

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1804 Grant Park covered in water/ Fort Dearborn opens as a military post

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2005/2006 Addition to Art Institute designed by Renzo Piano begins construction

1836 Illinois and Michigan Canal Commissioners platted lots to sell. The Commissioners wrote "public ground forever to remain vacant of buildings." This is the origination of famous statement, "Open, Clear and Free". This platted land was part of the land from Fort Dearborn.

2004 Millennium Park officially opened as a whole entity

1847 Downtown lakefront open space (Grant Park) was named Lake Park

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1869 State passed act giving IC right of way for tracks between Chicago River and 11th Street and east to lake.

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1871 Great Chicago Fire debris used as landfill for Lake Park.

1999 Grant Park Design Guidelines completed by Chicago Park District's Research and Planning

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1903 Olmsted Brothers, sons and successor firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, were commissioned for planning Grant Park. Burnham was also designing Field Museum and Olmsted Brothers included it as Grant Park's centrepiece between Jackson and Balbo.

1997 Four Buckingham Fountain Pavilions are opened at the Fountain Table - designed by David Woodhouse. 1923 Eliel Saarinen proposed underground garage for Grant Park.

1910 Plan of Chicago officially adopted. Grant Park plans unimplemented because of building controversies in Grant Park. 1915 Edward Bennett hired to design Grant Park and Grant Park finally began construction

1919 IC Railroad depressed tracks below street level and electrified trains to prevent pollution as part of right of way compromises.

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Terex-Comedil

2002

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Top to bottom: Lurie Garden section of proposed Buckingham Fountain Section of proposed Right: Site plan, Grant Canal Park

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P4

DANCING WITH THE TREES TORONTO ISLANDS LOOKOUT POINT

DESIGN SUDIO IV Instructor: Maria Denegri Completion: August 2018

This playful design works with the natural voids created by the cottonwood tree species that often grow in clumps and up to 150 feet tall. The principle of avoiding damage to the trees, whilst maximizing the available space for the bridge, allowed for the path to organically flow onto to the shore and back around. With a clump of trees awaiting at the end of the path. The result – is an experience of light as it filters itself through the tree foliage.

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Left: Site plan Left to right: Rendering Model photo Diagrams: Tree density, possible circulation, final path, tree height change

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Section through bridge void


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P5

TWO BIRDS ONE WING WARD ISLAND FERRY TERMINAL

DESIGN SUDIO IV Instructor: Maria Denegri Completion: August 2018 Studio partner: Jerry Lin Responsibilities: Drawings, renderings, design development

Our proposed terminal responds to the environment around by welcoming it into its walls. The wildlife, water, and flora start to bleed into the interior, disintegrating the conventions of a four-walled ferry terminal. Our structure is a mesh between terminal, aviary, bird sanctuary, and ecological jungle. The link between water and land has been activated. Not only formally, but also physically as birds swoop in through the giant cantilevering roof only to exit through the other side. Our structure is a medium through which humans can circulate, birds can chitter, plants can synthesize, and water can splatter. All elements of the ecosystem can flow through this space.

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Left: Diagram exploring sites sun paths, bird flyways, wind direction, and seasonal bird types. Top: First floor Left to right: Current site condition, Ground floor plan

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Top: Section looking South Section looking North


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Left to right: Section cut through cafe looking East Section cut through ramps looking West Final model Right: Rendering from Ward Island

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Meghna Mudaliar John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Profile for Meghna Mudaliar

Meghna Mudaliar Portfolio 2019  

Selected undergraduate work from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Meghna Mudaliar Portfolio 2019  

Selected undergraduate work from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

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