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NICO LE R ATAJ C Z A K ARCHI T ECT UR E + D ES I G N P O RTFO L I O SPR IN G 2 0 1 4

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NICO LE R ATAJ C Z A K

E \ ratajczaknicole@gmail.com

2b \ u ni v e rsi t y o f wat er lo o s c h o o l of ar c hi t ect u r e

T \ 1.519.503.2990

Hello. My name is N i col e R ataj cz ak (pr o nounc ed rah - TAI - chak) an d I am curr e n t ly a 2b student at the Uni v e rsity of Wate r lo o Sc h o ol of Arc hi tectur e . I am passionate ab out design as a w hol e e veryt h ing fro m ar chi tectur e to gr ap h ic design to fas hi on . I wor k w e ll as b ot h a team member an d an in di v i dual , in b ot h sc h o ol pr ojects an d e x tr a- curricul ar activities. I am int erested in e x p loring how ar chi tecture functions in the pres e n t day ur ba n city and h ow c ultur al , s oci e tal , an d p ol i t i cal no rms affect how w e e x p e ri e n ce ar ch i tecture .

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WO R K E X P E R IE N C E

S K ILLS

JA N UARY - AP RI L 2 0 1 4

DIGITA L

Architect ural Inter n sh ip \ R AW D esign S tu d io Toronto, ON

- Ado be C re at i ve S u i te Photoshop \ Illustrator \ InDesign - Au to CAD - R h i n o c e ro s - V- R ay fo r R h i n o - G o o g le S ketch - U p - M i c ro s of t O f f i c e Word \ Excel \ Powerpoint \ Publisher

J UN E - AUGUST 2 0 1 3 Inter nship \ The Way F in d in g Gro u p 2013 w ith Professo r Do nald McKay Cambridge, ON

MAY - AUGUST 2 0 1 3 Casual Library Cler k \ Mu sa getes Architect ure Libra r y Cambridge, ON

J UN E - AUGUST 2 0 1 1

A N A LOG - H a n d D ra f t i n g Graphite \ Ink - H a n d M o de li n g Foam Core \ Museum Board \ Acrylic \ Bass wood \ Balsa Wood

Architect ural Assista n t \ Wa l ter Fed y Kitchener, ON

AWA R DS ED UCATIO N

S E P T 2012 - P R ES E N T

SE P T 2 0 1 2 - P R ES E NT

E xc e lle n t Ac a de m i c S t a n di n g University of Waterloo

Un iversit y of Water lo o H o n o u rs Architect ural St u d ies Expected g raduatio n : Au gu st 2017 Cambridge, ON

A P R IL 2013, A P R IL 2014 Pu bli c at i o n of S t u di o D e s i g n Pro j e ct UWSA Projects Review 2013, 2014

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TA B LE O F CO N T E N TS

PU B LI C P LAN E

M I L E AG E

BR E AT HIN G WA LL

M ODE R N LOF TS

2 A \ DESIGN STUD I O

2B \ DES I GN STUD I O

1 B \ DES I G N STUD IO

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1 B \ S S EF STEEL DES I G N CO M P ETI T I O N

R AW DESIGN WORK EXPERIENCE 17

WAY F I N D I N G WOR K EXP E R I E N CE 19

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HA RT HOU S E R E VIE W 2014 G R A PH I C DES I G N EX PE R I E N CE 23

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OT HE R WOR K S va rio u s wo r k s 27


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pu b lic plane 2a \ d esign st u d i o individual work \ FEATU R ED I N d esign at ri v e rsi d e P R OJECTS R EVI EW 2 0 1 4 supervisor \ ad ria n b l ac kwell

PUBLIC PLANE IS A STATEMENT AGAINST CAPITALIST FOOD PRODUCTION AND AN ARGUMENT FOR A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN PUBLIC SPACE AND AGRICULTURE, PLACING EMPHASIS ON FOOD AS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT. THE community CENTRE STRIVES TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF FRESH, LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE IN THE CITY AS A MEANS OF IMPROVING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AND A WAY OF STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY BONDS AND VALUES. PUBLIC PLANE PROVIDES GALT WITH A COMMUNITY ROOF GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE FOR ALL-SEASON FOOD PRODUCTION, AS WELL AS GENEROUS SPACE FOR COOKING, DINING, AND GATHERING. THE PLANE SHAPES SURROUNDING PUBLIC SPACE AND IS ACCESSIBLE FROM THE STREET AND FROM THE CENTRE, BRINGING AGRICULTURE AND URBANITY TOGETHER AS ONE ENTITY.

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EXTERI OR VI EW LOOKING INTO COMMU NIT Y KITC H E N

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S IT E SITE AND POINTS OF ACCESS

U PPER LEVEL G R EE N HOU SE , DAYCA R E , ADM I N I ST R AT I O N , R OOF G A R DEN

ACT IVAT E ACTIVATE SPACE BETWEEN WATER ST. AN D AINSLIE ST. WITH PUBL I C PLANE

L IFT LIFT PLANE TO SHAP E SURROUNDING PUBLIC SPACE

GROU N D LEVEL COM M U N I TY K I TCHE N , EVE N T SPACE , I N DOO R M A R KET, AUD I TO R I U M

L INK PROVIDE HORIZONTAL AND VE RTICAL LINKS BETWEEN PUBLIC SPACES AT GRADE AND ON R OOF

PR O G R AM PROVIDE PROGRAM BE NEATH PLANE TO ACTIVATE PUBLIC SPACE AT GRADE PROVIDE PROGRAM ON TOP OF PLANE TO ACTIVATE PUBLIC SPACE ON ROOF

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BASEMEN T LEVEL PUBL I C POOL A N D FAC I L I T I ES


GROU N D L E V E L P L A N 4


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1:100 SECT IONA L M ODE L


E X T E RIOR V IE W COMMU N I TY ROOF G A RDE N

EAST- W EST SECT ION

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MI LEAGE 2B \ d esign st u d i o

MILEAGE ARCH 293 1.2 \ SORTING SPECIES NICOLE RATAJCZAK

individual work \ M A PPI N G DATA supervisor \ LOLA S HE PPA R D

The typical canadian supermarket can provide the average canadian an abundance of produce choices year round. These foods are regularily imported while the implications of such imports are rarely considered. food miles are damaging to both humans and the environment we live in.

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30.6

COSTA RICA \ PINEAPPLE

CO2

4.63

0.4

$0.69

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$2.86

WATERMELON 0.07

this map focuses specifically on THE food miles TRAVELLED BY POPLUAR TROPICAL FRUITS and their relationship to carbon emissions, ethical issues behind importing from developing countries, and the decrease in nutritional value of food over time.

CO2

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$0.40

$2.43

ECUADOR \ BANANA 0.09

CO2

$

$0.18

$1.68

4.7

PERU \ MANGO 1.18

this is the preliminary study to an ongoing research and design project.

CO2

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$0.17

$2.94

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ARGENTINA \ LEMON 2.71

CO2

$

$0.17

$3.20

100%

100%

1.5m 3 - 4.5m m

1.0m 0 1.0m 0.5m

CITRULLUS ITRULLUS R L S LA LANTAUS A T US ANTAUS U \W WATERMELO WATERMELON AT R E ON A O

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ANANAS N N S COMOSUS OMO US \ PINEAPPLE O PN A L

HUMUS RICH, WELL DRAINED MEDIUM

234 120 tons

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27 C

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HUMUS RICH, WELL DRAINED

120 010 tons

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25 C


LEGEND BANANA SWEET ORANGE WATERMELON PINEAPPLE MANGO LEMON

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GROWER’S PRICE (CAD)

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RETAIL PRICE (CAD, in Ontario)

CO2 7.6

CO2 EMISSIONS (in tons x1000 /ton of fruit /km) AMOUNT OF EXPORTS (in tons x1000)

COUNTRY OF FRUIT ORIGIN TROPICAL CLIMATE ZONE CANADA OTHER

100%

10.0m

30.5

100%

8.0m 8 m

SOUTH AFRICA \ SWEET ORANGE

CO O2

16.84

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$0.40

$3.33 3

100% 0 60 6.0m

5 m 5.0m 100%

4.0m

3.0m 3 .0m m 2 - 3m 3m

2 - 3m m

2.0m

MUSA ACUMINATA \ BANANA

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HUMUS RICH, WELL DRAINED MEDIUM o

27 C

CITRUS x LIMON \ LEMON

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50 550 tons

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CITRUS C TRUS SINENSIS S NENS S \ SWEET SWEE ET ORANGE ORANGE

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DEEP LOAM, WELL DRAINED

DEEP D PL LOAM, AM WELL E D DRAINED IN D

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MEDIUM E UM

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25 - 30 C

323 3 050 0 tons o

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27 7 C

MANGIFERA INDICA \ MANGO

53 560 tons

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DEEP LOAM, WELL DRAINED REGULAR o

27 - 36 C

512 720 tons

FOOD MI LES OF T ROP ICA L FRU IT I MPORTS INTO CA NA DA 8


BREAT HIN G WA LL 1B \ S S EF DES I G N COM PET I T I O N COLLAB OR ATIVE \ W I TH M A R I SA M U SI N G supervisor \ TE R R I M EYE R BOAKE

The Breathing Wall strives to revitalize the city’s views on the importance of the natural environment and works to harmonize plant life with the fabric of the city. The Breathing Wall is modern day pop-up architecture; it is “light, quick, and cheap” in its materiality, assembly, and disassembly. It is made from recycled materials such as reclaimed light gauge steel frame members and puts recycled tin cans to use with its innovative design. As more and more people participate with the wall, it grows and becomes a living, breathing piece. In its full execution the wall is abundant in plant life and acts as a significant environmental symbol as well as an interactive part of the city and its urban fabric.

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THE BREATHI N G WA LL IN YONG E A ND D U N DAS SQUA RE , TORONTO

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L eft to R igh t -Per fo r at ed St eel Sh eet -N ut an d B o lt Fast en ers -Pan el C o nn ecto r 1 -2 x 4’ St eel St ud -2 x 4’ St eel St ud -Pan el C o nn ecto r 2 -2 x 4’ St eel St ud -N ut an d B o lt Fast en ers -Per fo r at ed St eel Sh eet

L eft to R igh t -Fast en ed Fo ot ing I ns ert -St eel Trac k -2 x 4’ So li d St eel Fo ot ing wi t h weld ed I nst erts

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T h e wall is an int er act i v e pi ece ; t he p e r fo r at ed st eel walls ar e si z e d to f i t t he stan dar d d im ensio n ed s o u p ca n t hr o u g h i ts h o les, an d part i c ipan ts a r e e n co u r ag ed to p lan t s eed s in t h e ir ow n r ecycl e d t in cans an d insert t h em in to t he wa ll . T h e en d r es ult is a uniq u e co n t r ast bet ween st eel an d green ery, r e pr es e n t ing t h e balan c e b et ween t h e u r ba n a n d gre e n en v ir o nmen t t h at ev ery pr es e n t- day u r ban c i t y st ri v es to at tain.

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modern lofts 1b \ d esign st u d i o supervisor \ d o n a l d m c kay

Modern Lofts are medium density and medium-high density apartment buildings [floor area ratio of 2.4 or greater] built on conventional-size city lots, developed without land assemblies in areas that would profit from greater density, in the periphery of downtown Toronto. In a core as congested as Toronto’s is becoming, there will be a market for apartment buildings with extremely limited parking. With small numbers of apartments per building and with modern controls, there is no need to develop such buildings with double-elevator cores. Every small building built in the core should maintain SOME commercial/institutional occupancy at ground level, and every small building built in the core should be environmentally sound in easy-to achieve ways, and should anticipate changes in use over time.

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view into library

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G R OUND FLO OR PL AN

S OUT H EL EVATI ON

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TYPI CA L RESIDE NT IA L F LOOR PLAN

EAST E L E VAT ION


exterior rendering

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R AW DESIGN 2A \ CO -O P WO R K TE R M TO R O N TO, O N

RAW is a well respected mid-sized architectural and design studio located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The raw portfolio includes many residential projects, WITH FOCUS ON mid-rise condoMINIUM DESIGN IN the densifying gta. raw design also participates in numerous architecture and design competitions annually.

TORON TO WATERF RON T I D EAS COMPE T IT ION E NT RY

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TORON TO WATERF RON T I D EAS COMPET IT ION E NT RY

TORON TO WATERF RON T I D EAS COMPET IT ION E NT RY

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wayfinding 1b \ wo r k e x p e rien c e with donald mckay, DAVID SCHELLINGERHOUDT, LINDSAY NETTE, AND JAMES CLARKE-HICKS

Between 2000 and 2010 the student population at the University of Waterloo grew by about 50%. During this time, and since, the University of Waterloo has built new buildings, both on and off campus, along with accompanying service areas. This has reduced open campus space and has changed the character of much of the campus. In many places, it also arrests or obscures access directly into the main campus from the Ring Road, resulting in an almost impenetrable walling effect. The most economic first step in any such strategy would be to establish gateway points into the Ring Road precinct – where anyone arriving could orient herself – supplemented by information points within that precinct. These natural gateways would combine bus stops, bicycle racks, and additional public amenities, with a clear view and an unobstructed path into campus.

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SOU T H G AT E STOP

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B US STO P SYSTE M

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FO UN D E R’ S S Q UA R E STO P

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HA RT HO USE R E VI E W 2 0 1 4 2A \ LAYOUT DESI G N EX PE R I E N CE CO LLAB OR ATIVE \ W I TH ELLA DE N ELZEN

“The Hart House Review (HHR) is a Canadian literary and arts magazine managed by student members of Hart House at the University of Toronto and published by Coach House Press. The annual publication is best known for prose, poetry, and visual art contributed by emerging writers and artists in Canada.� As layout editors, ella and i were responsible for bringing the publication from a concept to a reality. this entailed the organization of content and the design of a clear graphic layout which embodied the intentions of the hart house review while also taking its traditional graphic approach a step further.

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VELLU M DIV IDE R PAG E

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H A R T H O U S E REVIEW 2014

Original Artwork by Diana Lynn Vandermeulen

available 04/ 14

POETRY PROSE VISUAL ART

www.harthousereview.com

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OTH ER WOR KS BRIDGE WATER LOO A R CHI TECTU R E

MANIFESTO

CONTRIBUTORS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

BRIDGE is the physical and digital manifestation of the University of Waterloo Architecture student initiatives. It is a community that celebrates and inspires students to not just learn about architecture but to live it. BRIDGE is the medium that provides students with the space and the voice to identify the student body and our critical view of architecture and design. It is our dedication and founding mission that BRIDGE will continue to provide opportunities for students to experiment, collaborate, and communicate all aspects of architectural design.

SEE YOUR STUDIO PROJECT ON BRIDGE AND EXHIBITED IN MONIGRAM

ZAC FISH zak.fish@uwaterloo.ca

FALL 2013

VIKKIE CHEN chen.vikkie@gmail.com

BRIDGE WATERLOO ARCHITECTURE

MICHAEL KIM michael.kim.w@gmail.com

ON STORE G SO MIN CO FRONT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Editorial & Fundraising Director MAGDALENA MILOSZ mmilosz@uwaterloo.ca for more information visit: waterlooarchitecture.com/bridge/

Editorial & Publishing Director SARAH GUNAWAN sarahgunawan@gmail.com Faculty Director MONA EL KHAFIF mona.elkhafif@uwaterloo.ca

in partnership with

Editorial & Graphics Director NICOLE RATAJCZAK ratajczaknicole@gmail.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS your full name

Our goal is to become the communal hub for students in the dialogue of all things architectural, and to engage the immediate community of Galt Ontario and the University of Waterloo with our collective curation and discussion of architecture and design. Our efforts are to set an identity for the students in which to continue our contribution into the greater global dialog of architectural discourse.

project description

Program Director VICTORIA MANTHA-BLYTHE victoria.manthablythe@gmail.com Architecture Student Association Liaison SAMUEL GANTON samuelganton@gmail.com Graduate Student Association Liaison PIPER BERNBAUM piperbernbaum@gmail.com

project title manifesto, 200-300 words

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO:

The number of projects selected will be based on the number of submissions.

bridge@waterlooarchitecture.com

Projects will be selected by the BRIDGE curatorial committee.

By no later than: JANUARY 15, 2014

3 jpeg images, 900px wide

BRIDGE WATERLOO ARCHITECTURE

waterlooarchitecture.com/bridge

BRIDGE WATERLOO ARCHITECTURE

P OST E R DESIG N

STOREFRONT

WEBSITE The BRIDGE website is a hub for various initiatives, projects, and interests related to the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. It is constantly updated with new content, skills, and resources to be shared amongst all members of the UWSA. It is a platform for connecting disparate student initiatives, aggregating events and announcements, and sharing great work. We encourage contributions, which can be sent to: bridge@waterlooarchitecture.com.

Currently in the planning stages, BRIDGE Storefront will be a multipurpose space for lectures, workshops, meetings, gallery shows, and various other events. BRIDGE Storefront will create a public presence for the UWSA, activating downtown Cambridge through student and community interest in architecture and design. BRIDGE Storefront will be located at 37 Main Street, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. In Partnership with:

“Founded in 2012, BRIDGE Waterloo Architecture is an organization that engages the students of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the University of Waterloo itself, and the community of Cambridge through both a digital and physical presence in the promotion of architecture and design. The BRIDGE website is a hub for various initiatives, projects, and interests related to the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. It is a platform for connecting disparate student initiatives, aggregating events and announcements, and sharing great work. “

www.waterlooarchitecture.com/bridge

www.facebook.com/bridgewaterlooarchitecture

www.twitter.com/BRIDGEArch

www.linkedin.com/company/bridge-waterlooarchitecture

As the Editorial and Graphics Director, as well as website post editor, I am responisble for the design of promotional tools as well as branding.

www.bridgewaterlooarchitecture.tumblr.com

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http://waterlooarchitecture.com/bridge/ blog/author/nratajczak/


OTH ER WOR KS POSTE R DES IGN

for only $5

In honour of

Christopher Dean Francis Moran

eat

Thursday May 15th, 2014 7:30pm Main Lecture Theatre Tickets are $15 and include a printed graphic tee as well as a donation to The Mark Preece Family House Tickets will be sold in the atrium at the start of the event

MONDAY, 8:30 am IN THE ATRIUM #bangonVisayas #reliefPH

in support of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan All proceeds go to the Aboitiz Foundation www.facebook.com/aboitizfoundation

BALLOON GARDEN is blooming

STRING RINGS are forming

SATURDAY MAY 10TH 1pm - 5pm

SATURDAY MAY 17TH 12pm noon

IN QUEEN’S SQUARE (THE LAWN ACROSS FROM THE CAMBRIDGE LIBRARY)

IN QUEEN’S SQUARE (THE LAWN ACROSS FROM THE CAMBRIDGE LIBRARY)

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OTH ER WOR KS PHOTOGR A P HY

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THAN K YOU.

T \ 1. 519. 503 .2 9 9 0 E \ rataj czaknicole@gmail .com

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Nicole Ratajczak Architecture + Design Portfolio Spring 2014  
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