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University of Waterloo School of Architecture


HI THERE I AM NICOLE YIP, A FOURTH YEAR STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, INTERESTED IN MATERIALS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO SPACES. THE FOLLOWING IS A COLLECTION OF MY ACADEMIC WORK. I LOOK FORWARD TO SPEAKING WITH YOU SOON! e. nicole.c.yip@gmail.com t. +1 416 524 3060 University of Waterloo School of Architecture 7 Melville Street South Cambridge, Canada


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EXPERIENCE Jan- Aug 2019 San Francisco, USA

Design Intern at Studio O+A

Fall 2017 Brooklyn, USA

Architectural Intern at MADE Architecture ++ Worked on Construction Documents creating detail millwork drawings for a new residential beach house in the Hamptons ++ Worked extensively on improving the materials library that consisted of disposing, purchasing, and reorganizing the existing materials ++ Created brand identity products for the firm such as cards, gifs, and memorabilia

Winter 2017, Spring 2018 San Francisco, USA

Architectural Intern at Gould Evans Architects

Summer 2016 Toronto, Canada

Studio and Workshop Assistant at this or that studio

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Worked on Slack’s second office building being built out in San Francisco from Schematic Design through to Construction Documents as well as helping with Construction Administration Designed hallway screens, planter elements, and lounge spaces Led the plant coordination efforts for the project with an external plant consultant

Worked collaboratively with a team of 6 for a design conference to design a space for at risk youth under the mentoring program, Friends of the Children Worked in Revit on a ground up elementary school project in Richmond California to complete a Design Development package Produced site and programmatic related diagrams for client presentations using Illustrator and SketchUp`

++ Designed tables, chairs and counter tops for a newly opening restaurant using AutoCAD and Rhinoceros 3D ++ Built, assembled, and finished the products using workshop tools

EDUCATION 2015 - 2020

University of Waterloo, Cambridge, Canada Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours, Co-op

Winter 2018

Czech Technical University, Prague, Czechia Architecture Exchange Program

EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS 2018

Project Review Exhibition ++ ‘Meshing Around’ featured in 2019 Project Review at Riverside Gallery

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Czech Technical University ++ ‘The New City Museum of Prague’ featured in the architecture program end of year publication

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Dean’s Honour List (University of Waterloo) ++ Outstanding academic achievement during the school semester

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CyberARTS Visual Arts Award (Don Mills Collegiate Institute) ++ Highest academic standing within the CyberARTS program, a specialized digital and visual arts program

SKILLS Rhinoceros 3D Illustrator Photoshop InDesign

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V-Ray AutoCAD Revit Google Sketchup

++ Laser Cutting ++ Hand Drafting ++ Model Making

RÉSUMÉ

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10/04/19 To Whom It May Concern; It is with distinct pleasure I write this letter of recommendation in support for Nicole Yip. I worked closely with Nicole throughout her internship at Studio O+A in San Francisco. Our work together focused on developing over 50,000 sf of workplace for Slack Technologies. In addition to Nicole’s role throughout the design, she specifically led the design and coordination of custom planters and extremely technical screen partitions. These elements were key to the success of the design story throughout the space. Ms. Yip returned back to school after completing her 7-month internship to study abroad and finish her degree. In working with Nicole this past year, she has demonstrated herself to be thoughtful, creative, trustworthy and responsible. I consider these skills necessary for effective design communication as an interior designer and could always rely on Nicole to understand the projects needs and to follow through on providing amazing results. Ms. Yip was also responsible for reaching out to consultants and material representatives throughout her time at Studio O+A. Nicole was instrumental in organizing weekly product fairs while building a wealth of knowledge of materials and relationships. I foresee Nicole to continue building these leadership qualities throughout her future. Identifying leadership qualities in work settings provides me with insight into a student’s character and clarity as to how successful they will be after graduating. Ms. Yip has proven to me that she possesses these skills through her hard work and dedication. Please accept this letter as my recommendation for your consideration. Kind regards, Studio O+A Director Licensed Architect LEED AP

Studio O+A // 452 Tehama Street San Francisco, CA 94103


THE NEW CITY MUSEUM OF PRAGUE

The New City Museum of Prague serves to represent the development of the city of Prague and each item that it holds; that is its people, its history, and its artifacts. Where each cube is a symbol of these elements, creating building blocks for the future of the city. Located adjacent to the highway that runs a scar through the city, it situates itself in a such a way to encourage public engagement and make use of the urban space surrounding the building.

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The building is laid out in such a way to frame parts of each exhibition and to allow its users to wander and guide themselves through each exhibition. Each space can also be used to visually capture intimate moments of how its guests engage with the space

Supervisor: Atelier Lรกbus Location: Prague, Czechia


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THE NEW CITY MUSEUM OF PRAGUE

Ground Floor Plan


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E/W Section

THE NEW CITY MUSEUM OF PRAGUE


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THE NEW CITY MUSEUM OF PRAGUE


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N/S Section

THE NEW CITY MUSEUM OF PRAGUE


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THE NEW CITY MUSEUM OF PRAGUE


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THE NEW CITY MUSEUM OF PRAGUE


MESHING AROUND

Meshing Around was created to be a project that was not only interactive, but also reactive to its users. The concept of the project focused on creating an installation that would respond to whomever interacted with it. The installation would remain fixed and still when not in use. However, once an individual sat, moved, or pushed on it the installation would respond.

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The installation worked purely in tension using only mesh, cable, and steel connections. It floated in space by being anchored to the two steel beams above it and the floor below it. Two planes of mesh existed in the space, one on top of the other, steel cables binding the two together. These binding cables would provide the connection point that would allow the top plane of mesh to react when the bottom mesh had a force placed on it. The top mesh would not only support the weight of the person, but it would also deflect creating a new form in the plane. The whole system worked together to support the individual.

Supervisor: Delnaz Yekrangian With: Tan Tan


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Construction

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Completion

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MESHING AROUND


HABITAT A BAT

This project serves as a wildlife habitat for bats, provoking our discomfort towards these animals. Bats are effective as natural pesticides, pollinators, and mosquito abatement. However, their existence is being challenged by the white noise syndrome that is radically decreasing their population by 90% each year.

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The building exists a space to house research, exhibition, and education facilities. It took on a form that resembled nothing naturalistic, yet providing all the amenities of a natural setting for the bats. It provides food for the bats through the use of its planters, as well as a habitat within the slotted retaining wall, and a water source provided by Lake Ontario and at the base of the cave. The goal of this building was to address the bats needs as clients, but also the human perception of urban wildlife and how we relate to them.

Supervisor: Lola Sheppard Location: Toronto Islands, Canada


HABITAT A BAT

++ herbs are planted to attract nocturnal insects, which provide food for the bats planter typology

++ counteracts the pressure of the preexisting soil/landfill retaining wall typology

++ bats rest between the 1-2" slots, which are grooved to allow them to grip and hang bat habitat typology

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Retaining Wall


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bat habitat boxes

360 view

glass viewing box

load bearing walls Bat Viewing Column

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planters

retaining wall

exhibition space + research facilities

retaining wall

HABITAT A BAT

boardwalk over water


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HABITAT A BAT


BOARDERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Boarders without Borders intends to create temporary subsidized housing in the core of downtown Toronto for those recovering from mental illnesses. Often medication relieves symptoms affecting the individual, however it does not help them find a job and be in effective social relationships. People with mental illnesses are more likely to be stigmatized, owing to the fear and misunderstanding when they are not part of the community.

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Boarders without Borders addresses these issues by creating several public programs, allowing for the individual to rehabilitate themselves and engage with the public. The building creates a continuous public path from Ossington Avenue to Carling Avenue with direct access from Ossington Station, allowing for full engagement with the building.

Supervisor: Adrian Blackwell Location: Toronto, Canada


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elevate + mimic

Carling Avenue

Ossington Station

push lower public program mass towards residential side

Ossington Avenue

site given

Site Plan

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Bloor Street West

extrude residential units towards Bloor street


Public Programs

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1. workshop 2. greenhouse 3. public courtyard 4. counselling rooms + group therapy rooms


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N/S Section

E/W Section

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BOARDERS WITHOUT BORDERS


PROFESSIONAL WORK: STUDIO O+A

During my eight month internship with Studio O+A I worked primarily on Slack’s second office space opening in San Francisco. The new concept for this building focused on ‘Emergence Theory.’ The concept arises from the idea that the sum of parts has different properties than the individual; complexity arriving from simplicity. One example of emergence is the atmosphere. This became the theme of the floor that I helped to design with the focus being on fog. For this project I helped to conceptualize and design the core lounge from SD through to CD. The focus of this space was to evoke the sensorial qualities of fog through its material, form, and layout. The employees would be able to hide in the fog within these individual seating booths. The undulating form of the ceiling would evoke the idea of the fog rolling in. While the translucent acrylic, sheer curtains, and pillowy felt would mimic the visual and physical qualities of the fog.

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My assigned tasks included creating 3D models in both Revit and Rhino, coordinating with vendors and consultants for materials and plants, and presenting design updates to the team weekly.

Client: Slack Location: San Francisco, CA


PROFESSIONAL WORK: STUDIO O+A

Construction Document

Design Development

Schematic Design

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Rendering Provided By Studio O+A


All the best! Nicole Yip e. nicole.c.yip@gmail.com t. +1 416 524 3060

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