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roxanne|turmel architecture|design portfolio


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undergraduate design projects 06

guggenheim helsinki design competition

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civic asset studio

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water living workshop

@mysmartbooth city intervention

graduate design projects 18 archipel-oasis CCA charrette 20 kuwait university research center 26 l'oree-des-bois - personal thesis project furniture design 34 cofee table

cap enrage - NS 2016 - sketching school


roxanne|turmel

address 4 Crépuscule, Gatineau, QC phone 1.819.213.4538 email roxanne.turmel@mail.mcgill.ca portfolio issuu.com/roxanneturmel languages French, English, Spanish, Italian

academic training 2015-2016

McGill University, Montréal, QC Master of Architecture

2012-2015

McGill University, Montréal, QC Bachelor of Science (Arch)

recent work experience 2017-now

Intern Architect @ EVOQ Architecture inc. - Ottawa, ON Heritage Conservation Projects Collaborate on Classified & Recognized Federal Heritage Building. General tasks include reviewing existing documentation, analysing data, conducting interior and exterior surveys, conducting investigations, writing reports based on findings, suggesting recommendations and providing options, preparing construction documentation, specification and material research, bidding and contract negotiations, contract administration, consultant coordination, project management

professional training ASP Working at Heights Worker Health and Safety Awareness WHMIS Suspended Access Equipment (users)

software Microsoft Office Suite 2016 Adobe Creative Suite CC AutoCAD Sketchup 2015 Rhinoceros 5.0 Vray plug-in for Rhino Grasshopper

I am an intern architect interested in heritage conservation and sustainability. Heritage conservation is particularly important to me because of its cultural relevance in our society and also because it is the most sustainable way of reusing or creating space. I have had a lot of experience in project management and contract administration since the beginning of my carreer in 2017 and I am seeking creative and ambitious projects where I can put my skills to use and improve them. I am a passionate, self-driven and hardworking professional, absolutely keen to design for a more sustainable future while retaining our valuable heritage fabric.

Northern Canadian Projects Collaborate remotely on projects built in extreme weather. General tasks include programming, schematic design, design development, code research, construction documentation, specification and material research, consultant coordination, project management

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Connaught Building Investigation, Feasibility, & Option Analysis Report

Recognition: Classified Federal Heritage Building Client: PSPC - Budget: n/a - Gross Floor Area: 13,650m2 Data Analysis - Site Analysis - Conduct Surveys & Investigations - Consultant Coordination (elec, mech, structure, building envelope) - Cost Estimate Coordination - Report Writing - Project Management - Contract Administration

Umiujaq Heated Garage New Construction Client: Kativik School Board - Budget: $2M - Gross Floor Area: 400m2 Site Analysis - Programming - Schematic Design - Code Research - Design Development - Consultant Coordination (elec, mech, structure, civil) Construction Documents - Specification Research - Bidding and Contract Negotiations - Project Management

Wright Scott House Investigation, Feasibility, & Option Analysis Report Recognition: Classified Federal Heritage Building Client: NCC - Budget: n/a - Gross Floor Area: 450m2 Data Analysis - Site Analysis - Conduct Surveys & Investigations - Consultant Coordination - Report Writing

Commemorative Memorial Arch Interim Stabilization Recognition: Classified Federal Heritage Building Client: PSPC - Budget: $1M - Gross Floor Area: 300m2 Construction Documents - Specification Research - Consultant Coordination (structure) - Translation - Bidding and Contract Negotiations - Contract Administration (site & office) Papineau Chapel Building Envelope Rehabilitation Recognition: National Historic Site of Canada Client: NCC - Budget: $500,000 - Gross Floor Area: 100m2 Data Analysis - Site Analysis - Construction Documents - Specification Research - Translation - Masonry Repointing

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guggenheim helsinki design competition winter 2015

team: roxanne turmel and chloe deblois The Guggenheim has become a trademark, and it needs a change. For us, the Helsinki Guggenheim Competition was the perfect opportunity to design the program differently. The new museum in Helsinkin will be public, and we achieved this by adding a recreational program to the museum since the body culture in Finland is so prominent. Human bodies will interact with art. We thought that the running track was the best sport feature to use to promote recreation. And the building takes the shape of it. There is a bike path on the ground floor. The first floor hosts the running track, and the second floor, a skating rink during hivernal seasons.

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second floor Ron Muek exhibition next to ice rink

02 skating rink + studios +restaurant +3 exhibitions

01 running track +gym + squash +2 exhibitions

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civic asset studio fall 2014

studio research group This studio project was an extensive research of the "historic spine" of The process was composed of data gathering, mapping, and interviews. The goal was to discover the whos, whats, and hows to later propose a program which was to be implemented in an existing civic asset along the street.

Montreal:Pattern Sherbrooke street. Neighbourhood Pattern Along Sherbrooke Sherbrooke Neighbourhood Along

By their very nature, civic assets are strategically positioned within our cities and collectively comprise an urban infrastructure that has critically, though subtly shaped the social cohesion of our cities. We hypothesize that these physical assets along Sherbrooke street can become ultra-modern by stragically manifesting contemporary potential through the lens of their historic legacy.

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"Sherbrooke could use another train station"

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"I enjoy the low rise buildings of Sherbrooke and their uncomplicated appearance"

WARREN “Sherbrooke street is everything!�

"The 2-lane street should be extended for taxis"

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typical demographic analysis

Most French-speaking immigrants settle in the East as the area already has a high concentration of French speakers, hinting to the lower average income.

Older, Wealthier citzens tend to reside along Sherbrooke West. This also coincide with a higher concentration of English speakers.

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PHASE 1: THE CIVIC LIFE OF SHERBROOKE STREET PHASE 2: KEY CASE STUDIES AND SITES OF POTENIAL PHASE 3: REMAKING CIVIC ASSETS ON SHERBROOKE STREET

ADRIANA MOGOSANU, ARIELA LENETSKY, CRYSTAL LEE, DANNY KIM, HAGOP SARIAN, JUSTIN HUNG, KAMILLA JOLICOEUR, KATIE LEE, MANON PAQUET, NANCY NAGY-SERAGELDIN, PIERRE-ANTOINE PERNOT, ROSE DENG, ROXANNE TURMEL, SUKOUNG LEE, AND TANIA PILON.

McGILL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

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Bus no. 24, Sherbrooke Street Route, East and West

Transport

Hop on!

Dan is a veteran bus driver of Montreal’s STM Bus number 24, that runs back and forth along the majority of Sherbrooke Street. Refer to the transportation section of this book to view the map of all bus routes, and the population density of bus commuters. When asked what he enjoys about his

daily route, he replied that Shebrooke Street is an attractive street to drive on. It’s many historical buildings provide a nice view, pleasant both for the driver and the passengers. On the flip side, one of the main aggrevations he has about Sherbrooke street is the high level of traffic.

When asked what he would change about it, he suggested that the city provide seperate lanes for buses and bicycles. His primary concern was that the bicyclists are mixed in with the rest of traffic and can sometimes be hard to see when turning left. Hence, they cause him the most stress.

Buses and Bus Shelters There are a multitude of bus shelter styles throughout Sherbrooke. The majority of them are plexi-glass shelters. The newer models have neon-light installations that provide light for night riders.

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The Civic Life of Sherbrooke Street

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THE CIVIC ASSETS STUDIO • PHASE 1 • 2014 SHERBROOKE STREET • MONTREAL

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LANGUAGE DEMOGRPAHICS 2010

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Dawson College A Continuously Changing and Growing Entity

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Relocations of Dawson Campus 1945 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu McGill Campus (Returning Vets) Engineering Park Lafontaine 1972

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Dawson College An excellent case of a constantly evolving and improving asset. Furthermore, its identity and physical manifestation changed overtime.

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Dawson was originally a satellite campus of McGill, which accommodated the overflow of returning soldiers who sought an education after the Second World War. Its original location was in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It was never

tied down to a particular building. It opened another campus in the Old Port in 1970 and a third Campus near Parc Lafontaine in 1972 and a fourth in the Victoria Building on McGill Street in 1975. It became a separate entity 1967 when the CEGEP system was created. These numerous campuses finally consolidated under one roof in 1997, in the former Mother House of the Notre-Dame Congregation. Numerous extensions were added to the 100 year

old church. New wings from A to F were added around the church, housing the many pre-university and technical programs. It has grown so large that it occupies an entire city block. The original church, hidden amongst the extensions, was repurposed as a large central library. Its dome sores above, creating a firm image to fit the new identity of the institution. Due to the high demand for Anglophone CEGEPs and its strategic location, Dawson

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PATTERNS Major cycling publications and organizations have consistently rated Montreal as one of the top bicycle-friendly cities in the world during the past decade. For good reason. The creation of hundreds of kilometres of bicycle lanes, paths, and trails, and the establishment of the self-serve rental system with 5000 Bixi bikes, puts Montreal at the leading edge of what large cities can do to facilitate and promote cycling.

The Sidewalk: space and movement

The Smellscape

EVO RESIDENCE - LUXURY STUDENT HOUSING - 420 SHERBROOKE WEST, MONTREAL QC H3A 1B4 Once a hotel, now completely renovated into student living, Evo Sherbrooke is located squarely in the heart of downtown, across the street of McGill campus and its Roddrick Gates.

The residence has 470 units to rent, available since March 2014

A good example of a great bikeline is the recently completed bicycle lane which whole car lane on De Maisonneuve Bou- intersections. Moreover, Montreal is setransverses the entire length of Monlevard, and it is separated from the rest rious about keeping this bicycle facility treal’s downtown area. Here we are not of the street with a substantial cement open all year round. At one pointmotortalking about painting a white line and curb. There are also lots traffic signs ists were actually complaining that the a few bicycle symbols on a narrow strip to help ensure that cyclists can safely city was removing snow from the bicycle of pavement. This bike path takes up a navigate through the busy downtown lane faster than the roads.

“ Who's going to pre at Beach Club?? #EvoMTL #Partay ” “ The sun is out! Come by my place for ice cream! #EvoLove “

“ Next week = WOW week ! Excited. #EvoMTL ” “ Turnin’ it up at #EvoMTL ! #fall #studentfun ”

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Percentage of the Population Utilising Bikes for Transportation in 2011

is the lowest monthly rent price for a single unit. They range up to $1610. The price includes access to an indoor swimming pool, gym, study lounge, a restaurant, a rooftop terrace and multiple social / student events.

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THE EVO PROJECT, IN THE FORMER HOLIDAY INN, IS MORE THAN A STUDENT RESIDENCE. IT CLEARLY STANDS A CIVIC ASSET DESIGNED FOR YOUNG ADULTS, PROVIDING THEM WITH BOTH A RESIDENTIAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT.

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OLFACTORY PALETTE Smell is a remnant of activities past, and a direct stimulant of memory, which highly influences perception of space. Smell of Sherbooke varies along the street, according to usage, and dynamics: preponderent gasoline smells next to large traffic corridors or the corner gas stations, the smell of grass in Parc Lafontaine, alcohol on St. Laurent at night, or the coffee and pastry smell dispersed around NDG.

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This gathering is more formal, and also more active in its approach. The public parc space is used here as a platform for protest. Students, as well as representatives of a few local political parties were speaking out against current political decisions with regards to environmental issues. This is another instance of action in the public platform.

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@mysmartbooth city intervention fall 2014

team: roxanne turmel, emily koo, berker erol, bashar abdallah We were interested in communication infrastructures first because they were losing their convenience and popularity as a communication tool, and second because they are abundant architectural objects in the city. We wanted to re-purpose the phone booths and turn them into spaces where people could share information regarding their community through social media. Mysmartbooth is a prototype that uses twitter page @ mysmartbooth to provide a communication platform. The physical component of the project is created through the deconstruction of the structure of the phone booth. The structure integrates fixed LED lighting that is used to attract the attention of the passer-by. When inside, the user can interact with the provided screen where the information is collected and displayed. Our processing code retrieves new data every 30 seconds from the mysmarthbooth twitter page. This 30 seconds update interval is also reflected by the LED lights, with them flashing in random colors for 10 seconds and turning off for next 20, thus completing the 30 second update interval. These LEDs are programmed through Arduino. The last part of the project was to deploy the object in Montreal (for us, at the corner of Renee-Levesque and Peel street) and let the passer-by interact with the object.

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water living workshop

beograd, serbia. summer 2014

team: roxanne turmel, adriana mogosanu, mihailo pavlovic, vanja rakic Our proposal for the Belgrade waterfront is that of bluring the border between the land, forest and water by going above the ground. We are rethinking the pedestrian nature of our interaction with the environment and propose engaging the Danube waterfront through a different kind of physical activity: climbing. The location of our project is in Zemun, by the Danube river. The structure of the climbing structure is an hyperbolic polaboloid for stability and the smooth dynamism it offers to the climbers. There is also an elevated promenade beneath the climbing structure and along the water front.

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Archipel-Oasis CCA charrette fall 2015

team: berker erol, adriana mogosanu, roxanne turmel In the year 2065, human technology has mastered the art of self sustainability at a precise point, in a contained environment.

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Environmental concerns such as climate change and resource depletion prompted scientists to come together in the the creation of an experimental environment on Notre Dame and Sainte Helene Islands. Structures were built on the islands, creating a haven - an acutely different atmosphere between the city and the utopian island environment, in order to provide an ideal atmosphere for nature to grow year-round. In return for the costs of developing such a technology, the city has increased its consumption rate, and looks upon its product- the islands, to revitalize and fuel itself.

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Saint-Helene and Notre Dame Islands recycle and reuse waste produced within the adjacent cities. They are also equipped with solar panels and capture rainwater, maintaining a constant temperature of 25 degrees celsius year round. The natural resources demanded by the city and its citizens are delivered by drones to their doorsteps, minimizing car pollution.

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kuwait university research center winter 2016

team: ariela letnesky and roxanne turmel kuwait is largely a desert. In the summer, temperatures reach 50 degrees Celcius while sandstorms invade the empty streets. Habitants have developped an "indoor" culture since the sun is unberable, but this is not the main problem; kuwait city is a scarse water city. If desalintation plants were to fail, the water resources could feed the population for only two days. When approached with the design of the research center on kuwait's university campus, we addresed this problem directly. We created an ecological "plant". We've spead out the program onto a triangular landfill that was supposed to support a petroleum plant. Fish culture, gardens, and wetlands all support one another and benefit the research center and, in part, the main campus. The research center takes its energy from solar power as well as algea cultures growing in fish tanks. All water comes from the desalination towers (using indirect solar desalination). The center is circular alluding to our systems, but also enforcing the idea of a closed looped system. We've approached the interaction of the users in a similar way; the visitors feed from the students and professors and vice versa. The groups mengle at the loop where the sustainable plant can be contemplated.

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The wetland as a closed- loop sustainable park which supplies resources to the campus and research center.

The main research building as it’s own closed loop wetland within the larger site.

The pods in the building also sustain the main research center. They act as an educational and experiential attraction for the visitors of the sustainable park.

The building is open to the wetland. The educational pods are a buffer between the wetlands and the classrooms.

The interactions between the different users form a social closed-loop system. Users may benefit from the output of other and vise versa.

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water desalination pod Indirect solar desalination uses 2 seperate systems: solar energy and reverse osmisis. Indirect Solar Desalination produces 200L per m2 of PV panel per day of fresh water. Through torough calculations: Kuwait average water consumption: 500L/capita Total number of students on campus: 37,000 Water consumption: 500L x 37,000= 18,500,000 L/day Assuming 100 staff, researchers and 2,000 students in the new center: 2,100 x 500L= 1,050,000L/day 1,050,000L/200L= 5,250 m2 of PV

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l'oree-des-bois - personal thesis project fall 2016

This project explores an elementary school that is innovated through its pedagogy and architecture. Pedagogy Freinet, focuses on the individual rather than the class. Students initiate projects based on their personal interests and follow a working schedule that is proper to their strengths and weaknesses. The corridors become wider to allow for informal activities to occur, and to allow for more running room. There is always a visual connection with the forest. Pedagogy Freinet breaks the typical 9mX9m classroom into different alcoves to let diverse activities exist simultaneously between students. Each class has south facing gazing and glazed garage doors that open onto a fenced oasis; the environment is both safe and beautiful. The infrastructure is grounded into nature because it enhances cognitive performances and calms active minds. It is scientifically proved that views onto nature improve mood and self esteem. Sounds of nature increase creativity and natural daylight improve test score by 20%. The different textures present in the school keep the brain active while the sun energizes the body. Many of these design principles are being implemented in hospitals for faster recovery, and they should also be present in schools to improve, generally, everything. L’Oree-des-Bois is a model, here in Montreal, of the kind of potential our future schools should reach. “There exist three entities responsible for teaching and learning; the first is the teacher; the second is the student; the third is the environment.� Alfred Roth

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54 Élan, Gatineau, QC 1-819-918-4477 roxanne.turmel@mail.mcgill.ca issuu.com/roxanneturmel

roxanne|turmel “Architecture is an ar t when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.” – Luis Barragan


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