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university of waterloo

volume 003

2019

nicole chen

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portfolio

architecture + design


Hi! I’m Nicole. I am a second-year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. To me, thoughtful design is an essential and necessary component of healthy societies. My passion lies in how we can use design in the built environment to benefit the lives of its users, inspire its onlookers, and improve its urban context. I am always looking to gain new experiences to become a better designer, and I would love to continue growing at your firm while contributing to its success.


Contents

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For Fun

Work

Academic

Curriculum Vitae

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Laminae Theatre

Ocean Oculus

Vitreous Library

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RDBID Wayfinding

HCMA Architects

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52

(g)listening Installation

54 Reference Letters

Public Artworks


Curriculum Vitae

Education 2017 - Present

University Of Waterloo School Of Architecture Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours, Co-op

09/2014 - 08/2016

University Of Waterloo School Of Planning Honours Urban Planning, 1st and 2nd year

Leadership + Awards 05.2019 04.2019 - Present 09.2018 09.2017 - Present 09.2017 - Present 09.2017 - 04.2018 01.2016 - 04.2016 09.2015 - 04.2016 09.2015 - 12.2015 05.2015 - Present 09.2014 - 04.2016 09.2014

Commissioned Artist for Regina Downtown BID UWSA Sustainability Collective Waterloo Architecture Orientation - Media Coordinator Published Author and Member of BRIDGE Centre of Architecture & Design Excellent Academic Standing 1A, 1B, 2A Waterloo Architecture Student Association - Events Coordinator World Wildlife Fund University of Waterloo Chapter - Communications Director University of Waterloo Chinese Student Association - Marketing Executive Environment Student Society Coffeeshop Volunteer Artist and Co-founder of WCTN Art Collective Honours Uban Planning - Dean’s List 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B President’s Scholarship for entrance average of 90+

Skills Software AutoCAD Grasshopper Maxwell VRay Photoshop Sketchup

Fabrication Rhinoceros 5 Bluebeam Illustrator InDesign Microsoft Office GIS

Model Making 3D Printing 3D Scanning Foam Cutting

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Other CNC Milling Laser Cutting Hand Drafting

Fluent Cantonese Photography Graphic Design Sketching Writing


n39chen@edu.uwaterloo.ca (306) 351-2685 nicolewchen.com

Work Experience Jan - April 2019

HCMA Architects Student Architect Created physical models and diagrammatic studies for the schematic design phase of a large-scale community & aquatics centre in New West, BC. Developed plans and illustrative visualizations for the expansion of the Holland Aquatics Centre in MI.

May - Aug 2018

P3architecture Partnership Student Architect Produced visualizations, presentation drawings, construction sets, and site documentation for various projects, including the renewal of the historic University of Regina campus. Re-designed proposal graphics.

Sept 2016 - April 2017

Regina Downtown Business Improvement District Urban Planning Assistant Tasked with the creation of a comprehensive wayfinding signage system for Downtown Regina. Primary designer of the system’s visual identity, using AutoCAD and Adobe Suite. Produced a series of maps and graphics and coordinated the installation of phase 1 signs.

May - Aug 2017

Regina Downtown Business Improvement District Program Coordinator Developed and implemented winter and summer public programming plans for for Regina’s City Square by connecting with various community organizations to provide free events for the public. Designed promotional material, updated website, and ran social media accounts.

May - Aug 2016

CIR REALTY Marketing Assistant & Designer Worked with a team of real estate agents to design a range of marketing materials, including client packages, online advertisements, social media graphics, and other print materials. Maintained website by writing a series of informational articles and copywriting listings.

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Academic Works

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Laminae Theatre


Laminae Theatre

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2A Architecture Studio : The Affect of Cinema December 2018 Supervised by: Dereck Revington, David Correa

This studio explored the atmospheric affects of cinema and how they could be translated into architecture through light, material, volume, and progression through space. The study of various films - particularly In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-Wai - led me to an interest in the use of transluscent materials, expansion of space, and view framing to create the experience of anticipation as users ascend into a performance space. Composed of three enfolding, doublecurved walls, The Laminae Theatre is a ballet performance space. A soft, warm light emits from within its walls to cast a soft glow against the cityscape and invites spectators from afar to witness the spectacle of dance against the backdrop of the night sky. Its double curved walls, or “petals�, are formed by a timber structure, encased in a translucent screen skin. These petals are nestled into one another, creating layers of interior passageways and staircases. As spectators and performers wind upward

into the grand performance space, glimpses of shadow and movement become apparent behind the semi-translucent screens. The grand entrance is gestured by a large, winding curve of the outermost petal. Spectators walk up a grand staircase into a lobby, dimly lit by lights behind the semi translucent screen walls. To the rear of the building, an alternate entrance for performers can be accessed via the alleywWay, which leads into the basement performance space. Performers then enter the stage of the on the topmost floor through a back stairwell. Having reached their destinations, spectators and performers alike witness an expansion of space and light: a large dance floor opens up, the night sky extends through the glass and timber ceiling, and the warm lights cast against the gently curving wall intensify. After the performance, visitors and performers can mingle out on the balconies and rooftop, gazing out into the city.

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Academic Works

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Laminae Theatre

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Study Material

Analysis

Wong Kar Wai’s film, In the Mood for Love, where a love affair between two protagonists is artfully filmed in glimpses: through screens, frames, and windows. The two withold their desires under the restraint of 1930’s Hong Kong societal norms, emphasized in the film by fleeting moments of intimacy before they eventually separate.

Translating key elements of the film’s atmosphere into architectural space. How does the film show progression through time? How is the mood affected by lighting? Colour? How does Kar-Wai’s use of framing affect the viewer’s experience? What types of spaces do the characters inhabit?

Viewing through screens

Framed views /ambient light

Winding hallways/stairs

Expansion of space

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03 Test Models Studying material, light, volume, spatial progression, and form using a variety of modelling techniques and materials. I experimented with laser-cut forms and trace to create screens; plaster casts to create organic, enfolding spaces; lights shining through different materials; a variety of lighting types. Then, taking elements of these physical tests, I began to work digitally through rhino.

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Laminae Theatre

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Dancer Circulation

Spectator Circulation

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Dancers enter practice studio though back stairway

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Spectators enter through a grand staircase

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To enter the stage, dancers ascend up a curved, long stairway with minimal rise. Here, they gather their thoughts before performing and see glimpses of the spectators through the transluscent screen wall.

While mingling in the lobby space, spectators become aware of movement on the other side of the transluscent screen wall (the dancers ascending to the stage)

a

03 Spectators wind up a grand central staircase to reach the performance space.

North

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Frosted Glass / Timber Roof

Back Exterior Petal

Interior Petal

Exterior Petal

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Laminae Theatre

4. 3.

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6. Section aa 1. Visitor Entrance 2. Lobby 3. Main Stair

4. Performance Space 5. Balcony

6. Practice Studio 7. Performer Stairway

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visitor entrance

performer entrance

5.

second floor lobby

1.

performance space

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Laminae Theatre

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3. 1.

2.

Section bb 1. Performer Entrance 4. Performer Stairway 2. Practice Studio 5. Stage Entrance 3. Lobby

6. Performance Space 7. Roof Balcony

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1:100 Sectional Model Laser-cut basswood, trace paper. Once the building was modelled in Rhino, slices were cut through each petal, creating “ribs� that followed the double curvature of each surface. The ribs were then laser-cut and assembled to form the structural skeleton of the model.

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Laminae Theatre


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Laminae Theatre


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Ocean Oculus 1B Building Construction April 2018 Location: Raja Ampat, Indonesia In collaboration with Christa Hu Supervised by: Terri Meyer-Boake

The onslaught of human pollution and overfishing

OCEAN OCULUS proposes a new way of observing

in ocean habitats has caused the widespread

coral reef systems, without disturbing its livelihood. A

deterioration of coral reef ecosystems around the

submerged shell of steel and acrylic allow viewers to

world. These stunning systems are some of the most

immerse themselves in these fascinating environments,

biodiverse ecosystems on earth, despite the fact that

offering an intimate method of observing reef species

they occupy less than one percent of the ocean floor.

and providing valuable education about marine life.

Most notably, the Raja Ampat archipelago, located in the Coral Triangle of the Western Pacific Ocean, is home to the richest marine biodiversity on the planet. Current unsustainable practices are threatening the livelihood of this location. Even recreational activities such as snorkeling can harm these delicate systems.

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Ocean Oculus

aa

bb

Structure The observation station uses treated steel to create a stable submerged structure composed of a floating deck, supported by a ring of buoys; and a steel diagrid shell, which frames a series of transparent acrylic panels. Further stabilization is provided by a ballast tank located on the bottom of the structure. The shells are linked by a series of modular floating walkways, allowing for the easy passage of pedestrians from land to ocean. The close proximity of the Raja Ampat islands is ideal for this modular setup, as it also provides a link between land masses.

RAJA AMPAT CORAL REEFS, INDONESIA

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Plan aa - Upper Observation Platform and Connecting Walkways

Plan bb - Submerged Steel Diagrid Shell

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Ocean Oculus

A Walkway to platform connection

C Diagrid to ballast tank and interior platform connection

Force diagram

B Beam connections on platform

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Exploded Axonometric

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Academic Works

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Laminae Theatre

View from i 24


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inside shell 25

ocean oculus

have u seen my son


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Laminae Theatre


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Vitreous Library 1B Architecture Studio April 2018 Location: Toronto, ON Supervised by: Donald McKay

A highly permeable public space, the Vitreous

interior spaces vanish. Within, spaces and furniture

Library provides endless opportunities for interaction,

are flexible and non-prescriptive. Users can pour into

gathering, and discovery. Nestled between a bustling

the excavated theatre/lounge seating area to enjoy a

intersection and a quiet residential area, the transparent

performance, or to recline and read a book. Moveable

public face of the building invites onlookers inside,

furniture encourages social interaction and adpative

where more private coves can be found deeper within

uses of the library’s varied spaces. Users have the

the building. From the street, its interior programs are

freedom to use the library in whichever way they deem

visible to passerbys, forming an open dialogue with

fit. The space inside becomes a space for everyone,

the exterior environment. A glass reading room juts

where boundaries do not exist and social interactions

out of the library’s back facade, which opens out into

multiply.

a green space. Spaces between the building’s interior and exterior merge into one; boundaries between

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Academic Works

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Basement Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

Upper Floor Plan

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Vitreous Library


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Conference rooms & Staff Lounge

Basement access to theatre

Moveable seating

Performance/lounge space

Private and collaborative work spaces

Balcony seating

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Outdoor sun room


Academic Works

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Vitreous Library

Exterior View

Front Elevation

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Social Stair Performance / Lounge Space

Longitudinal Section

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Academic Works

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Vitreous Library

Cross S

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Section

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Laminae Theatre


Regina Downtown Wayfinding

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Employer: Regina Downtown Business Improvement District Location: Regina, SK Sept 2016 - April 2017

Working as a Planning Assistant with the Regina

users. After overseeing the installation process with

Downtown Business Improvement District, I was

sign fabricators and the City of Regina, the first series

assigned the task of designing Regina Downtown’s

of signs have already been installed as a crucial part of

first-ever wayfinding system. After conducting a series

Regina Downtown’s Strategic Plan for Growth.

of studies on the district, its movement patterns, and its landmarks; I designed a system of maps and graphics aimed not only toward quick and easy pedestrian navigation, but also toward highlighting the district’s most important landmarks. The resulting design uses a distinctive colour palette, a highly legible typography scheme, and clear maps and directions for

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Work Experience

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RDBID Wayfinding

PANEL B1

PANEL A1

district identifier street name

major landmark directionals walking distance in minutes

PANEL A2

PANEL B2

downtown event promotion space

vicinity map

PANEL A3

PANEL B3

vicinity map business listing

district map

downtown identity photo

major district landmark listing

side B

side A

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installed phase 2 proposed sign future location

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Work Experience

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RDBID Wayfinding IL S RA

WAY

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Casino Regina

N Delta Regina Hotel

Wingate by Wyndham Regina

N Cornwall Centre

Empire Hotel Regina Transit Information Centre

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Saskatchewan Transportation Company 65

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T H AV E

1 1 T H AV E 19 49 24

57 71

87

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Neutral 82 Ground 3 Gallery 15

80

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48 68

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59 74

60 21 1 42

Creative City Centre

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1 2 T H AV E 93

92

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Regina Public Library

Victoria Park

S C A RT H S T

City Hall

33 79 73 38

78 62

Tourism Regina

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20 72

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66

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84

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31 83 44

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Double Tree By Hilton

Ramada Plaza 95

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V I CTO R I A AV E N U E

TO R I A AV E N U E

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan

CULTURAL 1. 2. 3.

19. 20. 21. 22.

4.

23.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

AV E

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Quality Hotel

41. 42.

62. 63.

43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54.

64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79.

EATERIES 55. 56. 57. 58.

FINANCIAL 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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94. 95.

SERVICES 96.

80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85.

59. 60. 61.

H ALIFAX ST

AV E

OSLER ST

BROAD STREET

H A M I LT O N S T

S C A RT H S T

CORNWALL ST

LO RN E S T

SMITH ST

MACINTYRE ST

AV E

69 34 23

88

45 16

City Square Plaza

T H AV E

70 5

40 46

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67

25

90

86

Globe Theatre

H ALIFAX ST

81

58

OSLER ST

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Holiday Inn Express

BROAD STREET

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94

10

ROSE ST

Regina Downtown BID

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H A M I LT O N S T

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F.W.Hill Mall

Royal Canadian Legion

CORNWALL ST

LO RN E S T

SMITH ST

MACINTYRE ST

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features

The podiums feature two distinctive maps: a district-wide map (following page) and a focus map (left), intended to give context to the pedestrian’s location relative to the rest of the district. It relays the pedestrian’s immediate surroundings within a 5-minute walking radius, listing landmarks in the immediate vicinity. The District Map highlights main public landmarks in the downtown using a clear graphic scheme and colours. The two exterior faces of the podium are divided into three distinct sections: The topmost panel (Panel 1) is reserved for directional cues, relaying information such as street names, directions to adjacent landmarks, and predicted walking times to each one. It uses the Ciutadella font, well-known for its legibility and versatility for use in identity system applications. The middle panel (Panel 2) serves as a promotional space for downtown events on side A. The graphics are printed on a removable vinyl to allow for quick removal and re-application. The focus map is housed on side B in 11x17” format. The final and lowermost panel (Panel 3) is the largest, allowing for images 15 x 32” in size. On side A, it displays a series of high-resolution images of the downtown throughout various stages of its development, relaying a timeline of its growth. Side B is reserved for displaying the district map. Since the initial research and development process began in November 2016, ten of the podiums have been successfully installed with graphics in the highest-pedestrian traffic areas in Regina’s Downtown. The remaining phase 1 signs are awaiting city approval and permitting. Right: First podium installed in May 2017

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HCMA Architects Jan - April 2019 Vancouver, BC, Canada

Specializing in aquatic, community, cultural, and educational centres, HCMA is an awardwinning Canadian firm based in Vancouver, BC. Each of their projects - whether it be a through a building or through collaborations with artists and innovators - works toward catalyzing healthier, more creative, and engaged communities.

During my four months here, I had the opportunity to work through the schematic design phase of a new aquatics and community centre in New Westminster, BC, engaging in iterative physical model-making, design meetings, precedent research, diagramming, and programmatic studies. For my last month, I was tasked with creating a large scale presentation model of the building for public engagement meetings, using both digital and analog modelling methods. I also created illustrative visualizations and plans for an expansion and renovation of the Holland Community Aquatics Centre in MI.

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Work Experience

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HCMA Architecture

Basswood model on CNC’d topographic base. Removable roof reveals sawtooth truss structure and interior pools / layout.

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HCMA Architecture

Illustrative perspective of Holland Community Aquatics Centre expansion.

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ITF TENNIS COURT (min clearance height = 10.67m)

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BASIC GYMNASTICS

ITF Recreational Court 593 sq.m

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GYMNASTICS (min clearance

BWF BADMINTON COURT (min

height = 10.5m) clearance height = 12m) Gymnasium use diagrams for the New Westminster Community Centre.

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STAGE WITH SPECTATOR SEATING


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Laminae Theatre


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(g)listening Nuit Blanche 2018 Project #56 September 2018 Cloud Gardens, Toronto, ON In collaboration with CITYLightsToronto and artist David Rokeby

Under the direction of Canadian artist David Rokeby,

rippling, and caroming around and among these

I worked with fellow architecture students, lighting

elements. Several microphones stationed around the

designers, and electrical engineers to design and set

park allowed the visiting public to trigger and channel

up an interactive lighting installation for Nuit Blanche

this play of visual energy across the canvas of the park

2018. Located in Cloud Gardens Park in downtown

using their voices.

Toronto, the unique space, containing architectural, water, and natural features, presents a dialogue between nature and the city. This project expanded on this conversation using interactive lighting to transform the park into a dynamic play of energy ricocheting,

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Installations

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(g)listening

Lighting Plan

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Public Art

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Door + Box

Public Art

Alley Door

In an initiative to discourage graffiti and promote the use of urban alleyways, the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District selected local artists to create artwork for alleyway doors. The artwork, printed on a stick-on vinyl material, covers the full length of several specially selected doors in alleyways downtown. When asked to partake in the project, I wanted to draw on the richly coloured patterns found on traditional Chinese silk - I believed its bright, illustrative quality would work to liven up the typically dark space. The resulting design was a unique pattern using a more contemporary style. The illustration was installed at the end of 2018.

“Silk� August 2018 Regina Downtown Alley Door Design Project Regina SK Selected Artist

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To beautify unsightly traffic boxes, Regina Downtown selected artists to create artwork using the theme “community”. I wanted to create a piece that would recognize the contributions of early Chinese immigrants to the development of Canada, particularly through their work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. The piece is composed of a series of peonies, the national flower of China, and western red lilies, the floral emblem of Saskatchewan. The piece was created in a style reminiscent of traditional Chinese paintings, in hopes of introducing more eastern art styles to the local art community. The flowers are arranged over a prarie scene, through which a train track meanders through.

“我会记得” August 2017 Regina Downtown Traffic Control Box Art Wrap Regina SK Selected Artist

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May 30, 2019

RE: Letter of Reference: Nicole Chen I am pleased to write this letter of reference for Nicole Chen, who was employed as an Architecture Student at HCMA from January 2019 to April 2019. During her time here, she worked with me on the following projects: New Westminster Aquatic and Community Centre, BC Nicole aided our team in schematic design through the rigorous creation of physical models, used in both internal design and client meetings, which were useful in decisions regarding massing, proportion, and scale. She spent her last month creating a large presentation site model for public engagement meetings as the project moved into DD, requiring the use of 3D and physical modelling techniques. The detailed model proved to be very informative in sharing our concept with the public. In addition to modelling, Nicole carried out a series of diagrammatic and sectional studies on the design and potential programming of the project’s community centre, which includes a gymnasium and a public plaza. Holland Community Aquatic Centre, MI Nicole worked closely with me through concept development of an expansion and renovation of the Holland Community Aquatic Centre in Michigan under a tight timeline and client constraints. At HCMA, a crucial aspect of aquatic centre design is the visitor’s experiential and logistical progression through space – the lobby, the changeroom, and finally, the pool natatorium. Nicole was able to develop these plans, while also creating illustrative concept perspectives to communicate with the client group. The images were used to communicate to the public in advance of general voting on a $26.3 M bond for the project, which I am pleased to say was approved. Nicole adapted quickly to her given tasks, producing work of a high standard. Her eagerness to learn and grow has made her a pleasure to work with. I have expressed to her that she is welcome to return for future work terms.

Sincerely, HCMA Architecture + Design

604.732.6620 hcma.ca

400 – 675 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6B 1N2 Canada

HCMA Architecture + Design

Architect AIBC, MRAIC

MELISSA HIGGS

Architect AIBC, MRAIC

MICHAEL HENDERSON

Architect AIBC, MRAIC

PAUL FAST

Architect AIBC, SAA, OAA, MRAIC, Dipl-Ing, LEED AP

CARL-JAN RUPP

Architect AIBC, SAA, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP

STUART ROTHNIE

Architect AIBC, AAA, SAA, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP

KAREN MARLER

Architect AIBC, AAA, SAA, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP

DARRYL CONDON

Principals

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A CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP

Alexandra Kenyon ARCHITECT AIBC Associate


Architecture. Interior Design. Planning. P3Architecture Partnership 2292 Dewdney Avenue Regina, SK S4R 1H3 t. 306.757.1669 f. 306.352.0004 James Youck Architect SAA, MAA, MRAIC, AIA Patrick Kelly Architect SAA, MAA, MRAIC, AIA Chris Roszell Architect SAA, MRAIC Luigi Mazzotti Senior Technologist Dip. Arch. Tech. Wyatt Eckert Senior Technologist Dip. Arch. Tech.

September 30, 2018 Nicole Chen Designer | Architecture Student University of Waterloo, School of Architecture Cambridge, ON, Canada 306.351.2685 Sent via email: n39chen@edu.uwaterloo.ca

RE: Letter of Reference To whom it may concern, Nicole joined our firm in a summer term position starting May 2018 and worked with us until the end of August 2018 in the role of designer. Nicole was provided a broad range of opportunities which included work in design, preparation of presentation materials, working drawings, contract administration assistance and field work. Nicole is a strong architectural designer with excellent graphic skills. Her attention to detail, confidence, clarity of communication and ability to work independently with little direction allowed her to participate in multiple teams on multiple projects with ease. She enhanced her team participation with cooperation and diligence, adapting easily to an open studio environment. Nicole will be a talented asset to any design firm and we would have no hesitation in welcoming her back to join the P3A team. Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. Sincerely,

Wyatt Eckert Principal

www.p3arch.com

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November 10, 2017 Re: Nicole Chen To Whom it May Concern: Nicole was employed as a Planning Assistant/Program Coordinator with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District from September 2016 through August 2017. During her time with us, she took on multiple roles and proved to be a highly capable, motivated individual with a flexible skillset. Her main task was the creation of the Regina Downtown Wayfinding System. Nicole handled this project with great enthusiasm and eagerness, developing a system of district maps, signage typography conventions, and design renderings using AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. She also selected key sign install locations within the downtown district and met with sign fabricators and other stakeholders to handle the successful realization of the project. In addition, Nicole provided assistance to several other RDBID initiatives. She created a multitude of graphics to present research and information to the general public; oversaw summer event programming and permit submission; handled annual pedestrian count data, maps, and reports; maintained spreadsheets and databases for analytical research purposes; and cheerfully built partnerships with downtown stakeholders, sponsors, volunteers, and fellow staff members in the production of various RDBID events and initiatives. Nicole consistently demonstrated a readiness to learn and to take on major projects. She completed her tasks to a high level of quality and maintained a great dedication to detail, her work often going above and beyond what was assigned. I have no hesitation in recommending her to any future employer. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 306.359.7541. Sincerely,

Judith Veresuk Executive Director

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‘On this plaza, we gather’ Commission for RDBID 2019 Awards Reception

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Thank You.

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Nicole Chen | 2019 Architecture + Design Portfolio [OUTDATED]  

University of Waterloo School of Architecture | 2019

Nicole Chen | 2019 Architecture + Design Portfolio [OUTDATED]  

University of Waterloo School of Architecture | 2019

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