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ARCHITECTURE

Samuel Ganton

PORTFOLIO

2013


TABLE Of Contents When we build, we change the world. Literally. We alter the face of Earth. This is a massive responsibility. I don’t take this lightly. I want to learn to make things well, and the projects included here show my first steps on this journey.


EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS / RÉSUMÉ ACADEMIC PROJECTS 6

Greenland: Industrial Ecology

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Zoo for Animal Architecture

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Perimeter: Mixed-Use Complex

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Earth Submersible

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Chair for Nik Wallenda

WORK EXPERIENCE 28

GLUCK+ Architecture: Collegiate School

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Manasc Isaac Architects

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Brian Williams Architect

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Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building

PERSONAL PROJECTS 36

Photography

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EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours Co-operative Program, University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge, Ontario, September 2009 - Present Name: Samuel Ganton | Student Number: 20340410 Email: samuelganton@gmail.com | Phone: +39 328 958 0351 | Blog: www.samuelganton.tumblr.com

Skills AutoCAD, Rhino, V-ray, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, ArchiCAD, Artlantis, Physical Modelling, experience with Laser Cutter and CNC Router. Dedicated to learning any program required.

Work Experience GLUCK+ Architecture | January - August 2013 | Architectural Assistant Manasc Isaac Architects | May - August 2012 | Architectural Assistant Sustainable.TO | September - December 2011 | Architectural Assistant Brian Williams Architect | Summer 2010, January - April 2011 | Architectural Assistant


Volunteer Experience / Other Experience Waterloo Architecture Students Association | January 2012 - Present | Lead Class Representative

Ilion: 2011 Cultural History Play | May - December 2011 | Writer, Actor, Music, Set Design Architecture Faculty Hiring Committee | March 2010 - August 2011 | Class Committee Representative Churches, Parks, Subways, Charity Events | Ongoing | Violinist, singer

Awards / Achievements 2013

Invited Contributor/Author, Festschrift for Rick Haldenby, published by Riverside Press

2012

Outstanding Design Award for 3B Option Studio, Co-recipient

2011-2012

O.A.A. Award for Highest Academic Standing, UWSA, 2nd and 3rd Year Awards

2009-2011 Cultural History Prize, First and Second Year, UWSA 2011

Finalist, Ontario GreenSpec Student Challenge Sustainable Design Competition

2009

President’s Scholarship of Distinction, University of Waterloo

2009

Governor General’s Academic Medal, for highest average in Secondary School

2007

Canadian Geography Challenge, 11th Place in National Final

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SKI MINE

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OPERATIONS PORT

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NARSAQ POP. 1613

LEGEND PROPOSED PROJECT COMPONENTS EXISTING PROJECT COMPONENTS TOWNS

QAQORT POP. 3230

EXISTING FARMS EXISTING ROADS, UNPAVED PLANNED ROADS, PAVED LICENSED MINING EXPLORATION LICENSED OIL EXPLORATION REINDEER FARM HERDING

SEAWEED RIG

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PLANNED HYDROELECTRIC DAM, WHICH SUPPORTS BOTH AGRICULTURAL AND INFRASTRUCTURAL OPERATIONS AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC REALM OF A NEW COMMUNITY.

RESERVOIR PASTURE

AGRICULTURAL SPILLWAY

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DIGESTIVE DAM

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COMPLETION DATE: 2020 - 2040 STAKEHOLDERS: MINING INDUSTRY, LOCAL TOWNS, THE COOPERATIVE SHEEP FARMERS’ ASSOICATION, UPERNAVIARSUK AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL, MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION GROUPS, GREENLAND NATIONAL ENERGY COMPANY

ISORTOQ REINDEER STATION, REINDEER FARM HERD MOVE ACROSS LANDSCAPE AS SEASONS CHANGE TO ACCESS FOOD

GREENLAND FIELD STATION UPLOAD ENVIRONMENTAL DATA, BUILT USING EX-MINING EXPLORATION

MONITORING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NEW INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS ARE STUDIED

Industrial Ecology

HYDROELECTRIC DAM POWER IS GENERATED BY DIRECTING WATER THROUGH TURBINES.

HERD WAYFINDING MEASURE WATER QUALITY FOR OIL SPILLS, WARN OPERATIONS CENTRE

RESERVOIR WATER IS STORED BEHIND THE DAM. THE WATER LEVEL CAN FLUCTUATE BY 2.5M. SPILLWAY EXCESS WATER IN RESERVOIR MUST BE RELEASED TO AVOID FLOODING.

Greenland’s changing is making SEAWEEDclimate RIG 005 its mineral and energy resources more EXTRA PARTS FROM OIL RIGS ARE USED TO CREATE SEAWEED RIGS, WHICH PROVIDE A NEW SHEEP FARMING SOURCE OF INCOME & ACT AS AN of ENVIRONMENattracting an influx SHEEP AREaccessible, PASTURIZED, FED, SLAUGHTERED, AND SHIPPED FROM THE REGION TAL MONITORING AND WAYFINDING NETWORK. IRRIGATION international investment. COMPLETION DATE:At 2025 the same time, A DISTRIBUTED SPILLWAY NETWORK USES STAKEHOLDERS: POLAROIL, LOCAL WORKERS, FARMEXCESS WATER FOR IRRIGATION Greenlanders are dealing ERS, ENVIRONMENTALwith PROTECTION serious GROUPS SILT SOIL HIGH QUALITY SOIL FROM DREDGED MATEsocial RIAL AND ALGAE FERTILIZER and economic issues. SHIFT LABOUR

AGRICULTURE TERRACED LANDSCAPE PROVIDES FRAMEWORK FOR NEW PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE

IGALIKU POP. 55

AGGREGATE PRODUCTION QUIET 24H ACCESS FOR WORKERS, SKIIERS, BLASTED ROCK, AND PRO-

BOATS BRING WORKERS TO OIL RIG FOR ONE WEEK ON, ONE WEEK OFF OIL RIG

PLATFORM WITH MODULAR We propose a series ofDRILLING mutually beneficial BUILDING COMPONENTS WAYFINDING partnerships between BEACONS incoming investors FOR TRAVEL DURING LONG ARCTIC WINTER NIGHTS and existing entrepreneurs, MONITORING creating a new MEASURE WATER QUALITY FOR OIL SPILLS, WARN Our OPERATIONSgoal CENTRE ecosystem is to SKI MINE 003 of productivity. SEAWEED HARVESTING AND AQUACULTURE FOR A GESTURE OF GOODposition FAITH BETWEEN INDUSTRY local interestsSEAWEED to take advantage MARKET SALE AND PRODUCTION OF AND LOCAL POPULATION, THESE NEW SKI HILLS SCULPTED BY MINEof MACHINERY ARE SERVICED corporate capabilities. The Greenlandic BY A QUIET, SELF-POWERED CABLE CAR should be able to act as stewards of COMPLETION DATE: people 2020 STAKEHOLDERS: GREENLAND MINERALS AND their own lives and landscape as they meet ENERGY, NARSAQ, LOCAL PEOPLE 001 the global world. OPERATIONS PORT MINE GREENLAND MINERALS AND ENERGY IS DEVELOPING AN OPEN PIT REE MINE

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TERRACE BLASTING OPEN PIT MINES EXTRACT MINERALS THROUGH BLASTING OF TERRACES

MANAGEMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURAL OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMPLETION DATE: 2016

GREENLAND MINERALS AND With Alex Bodkin STAKEHOLDERS: ENERGY, NARSAQ, MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE

HEAVY MACHINERY MACHINES CAN DO DOUBLE DUTY, WORKING FOR BOTH INDUSTRY AND EQALUGAARSUIT POP. 144 AMMASSIVIK POP. 74

SKI RESORT LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS AND LOCALS

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FOR GREENLAND MINERALS AND 3B Studio - Fall 2012 BUILT ENERGY AND THEIR REE MINE AT CABLE CAR CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATE STORAGE Professor Lola Sheppard QUIET 24H ACCESS FOR WORKERS, OVERBURDEN + BLASTED ROCK FROM HEAVY MACHINERY SHARING MACHINERY FOR LANDSCAPE TRANS-

FORMATIONS STOREDAward AND MANAGED Winner - Outstanding Design for OPERATIONS MEASURE WATER QUALITY FOR OIL Sheppard Studio SPILLS, WARN OPERATIONS CENTRE

ARLOQ P. 44

EMERGENCY RESPONSE COORDINATION OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENTAL DISASALLUITSUP PAA POP. 303

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PRODUCTIVE REGION

PASSIVE CULTIVATION STRATEGIES

SHEEP TO SLAUGHT IN FALL

A hydroelectric dam and reservoir are being planned in a glacial valley near Narsaq, where sheep farming and agriculture are also present. Our proposal expands the scale of this activity to create a Productive Region, overlapping the construction, operation, and infrastructure of hydroelectric and agricultural industries in a mutually beneficial relationship. The Productive Region fosters a vibrant community at the intersection of the production of energy and food - a precedent for a new type of self-sufficient community in Greenland.

Algae Harvest Station

Dredge Edge

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AGRICULTURAL STRATEGIES

Sheep Movement Wetland Silt Build-up Pasture Terrace + Ramp

Irrigation

Extendable Farm

SHEEP TO BARN IN WINTER

Meltwater Cistern Statio


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SHEEP IN PASTURE FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

Strip Buildings

TYPICAL HYDROELECTRIC DAM

Sectional Change

Portal Frame

GREENLANDIC FARM

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DIGESTIVE DAM The Digestive Dam is a collection of buildings, constructed in stages, which take advantage of the structure and shape of the dam for various transformative processes.

Final stage: Industrial-Agricultural Community 1

PHASE 1 - DAM CONSTRUCTION

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TRUCK UNLOADING

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BLASTED ROCK STORAGE

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PRIMARY CRUSHER

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SECONDARY CRUSHER

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MATURATION

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PROCESSED AGGREGATE STORAGE

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SOIL STORAGE

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TRUCK LOADING AND DISTRIBUTION

Section at Environmental School

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Sectional at Generating Station

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Section at silt purification


Hydroelectric industry contributes to agricultural activities

Sectional Model at Penstocks

Aggregate Processing

Silt Processing

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ZOO For Animal Architecture Located in the Toronto Port Lands, this project proposes a zoo showcasing animal and human architecture and habitat infrastructure side by side. Over time, a new public and cultural attraction can grow to exist in a symbiotic relationship with industrial soilwashing and construction waste disposal facilities.

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Stage 1: Habitat preparation begins. Landfilling commences on site, using purified construction waste soil.

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Location plan of Toronto Port-lands, showing nearby construction sites and soil purification and dumping facilities

Stage 3: A major ‘Spine’ of programme is built, mediating between the industrial and animal halves of the zoo.


Overall site plan, showing habitat areas, major pedestrian walkways, transverse paths through animal habitats, and public lake-shore walkway at edge

Models developing conceptual approach to site plan

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Model of Pathway Node

Model of Spine Building

Access Pathways


Termite Habitat

Prairie Dog Habitat

Street-face with Earth Cutaways

Plan of building ‘Spine’ with entrance areas and museum galleries

Section/elevation of building ‘Spine’

Site section, showing animal habitats, municipal sand-storage facilities, and truck access below pedestrian walkways

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PERIMETER Mixed-Use Complex with Library Moss Park is an important transitional space in the city of Toronto between downtown, a university, and several residential housing areas. On the site of a former armoury, this project centres around a new library and city archive, sunk beneath a courtyard shared between an arts school and a public open space. New retail and office space faces the main streets, while residential units are clustered around common spaces in a perimeter block above.

3A Design Studio - Winter 2012 Professor Philip Beesley


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Residential Common Library Commercial School Retail street Main public street

Residential Private + Common

Other Street

Site Plan

Legend

Library + School + Commercial

Context Research: thresholds, atriums, and alleys

Streets + Park


Ground floor with library, school, and commercial space

Second floor with public courtyard, schoolyard, and offices

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View from Queen St, approaching from southeast

`Flying Stairs`leadi from corridors to common spaces

View from Moss Park from northeast

Residential common spaces overlook courtyard


Longitudinal Section Through Library and Courtyard

2 Bedroom Units

3 Bedroom Units

Single Units

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EARTH SUBMERSIBLE Carbon Neutral House The Earth Submersible sinks into its surroundings without disappearing. It does not dominate its landscape; it participates in it. Its interrelated systems conserve energy, protect forest ecosystems, and support industry in Kapuskasing. The elongated ground-plan is optimized for passive solar gain. Geothermal energy supplements heating, rainwater is collected, and photovoltaics provide power. At the same time, the house offers comfort and healthy living to its residents, who are encouraged to interact with the outdoors.

building integrated photovoltaic panels (monocrystalline type)

Steel purlins spaced 800 mm o.c. Square section steel roof racking closable sheltered roof vent roof racking upright supports waterproof roofing membrane rigid foam insulation sloped for drainage 210 mm structural insulated panels splined with wood I-joists polyethylene vapour barrier 12.5 mm dragon-board finishing panel

mechanically operated rotating louvres green roof (intensive type) plantings with drought resistant local meadow growth system substrate with soil blend filter sheet drainage element with root protection mat waterproof roof membrane 340 mm structural insulated panels splined with wood I-joists RSI 11.0 tyvek building paper continuous metal soffit (non-ventilated)

spruce tongue-and-groove siding (exterior grade) 20 mm vertical wood strapping 400 mm o.c. 200 mm extruded polystyrene insulation 210 mm structural insulated panels polyethylene vapour barrier 12.5 mm dragon-board finishing panel

drainage board bituminous damp proofing cement-based parging 200 mm concrete block retaining wall 20 mm airspace with channels to weeping tile 25 mm plaster skin 3-stringer strawbale (RSI 11.7) resting on gasketed bottom plates 2-stringer strawbales (RSI 9.2) 25 mm plaster skin alternates with built-in cabinetry and SIP assembly

80 mm concrete topping

wood lintel (3) 39x235 operable heat-mirror awning window

building integrated photovoltaic panels (monocrystalline type) mounted on steel railing tri-film, quad cavity, heat mirror glazing cavities filled with xenon gas set in thermally broken aluminum frame with vertical mullions 1000 mm o.c. 38x89 mm local spruce lumber Rain-Escape PVC water collection troughs 38x139 mm joists spaced 600 mm o.c. supported by steb-back in foundation 139x139 mm wood posts

Detailed Cross Section

With Haley Zhou 2A Environmental Design - Fall 2010 Professor Terri M. Boake Finalist, Ontario Green Spec Student Competition

Heating / Shading and Ventilation Section


Rendering from North Side

Circulation Paths

Photovoltaic Array

Rainwater collection

Geothermal pond loop

Ground Floor Plan

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Study Model

Mock-up

Test-prototype

Fabric installation

Reclined position

Chair folded flat

Chair in motion


A CHAIR For Nik Wallenda Inspirations: Tension, Balance, Flexibility

Concept Sketch

The challenge was to build, and structurally analyze a chair, designed for a real life client. We chose Nik Wallenda, the tightrope walker who recently crossed Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. We designed our chair as a fabric sling suspended in a folding wooden frame. It explores the same properties of tension, suspension, and balance which Nik Wallenda tests in his stunts. We performed a complete set of structural analyses for the chair.

With Stephanie Fleming ELEVATION RECLINING POSITION 3B Structural 1:10

Analysis - Fall 2012 Professor Elizabeth English

Dimensioned Elevation

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From Narrative Version 1: magnetic entry point

Narrative 1: Views from ‘catalyst’ spaces

From Narrative Version 2: vertical gradient

Narrative 2: classroom window patterns


GLUCK+ Architecture Collegiate School Project At the Gluck office, I joined the team for the Collegiate project, a new K-12 vertical building for a historic private school. I worked closely with the partners on the exterior expression. East Elevation

West Elevation

These drawings represent different stages in the design process: concept sketches, presentation diagrams, technical details. We worked iteratively between all these modes of representation as we developed a narrative for the project which expressed both the heritage and innovation of the school.

Co-op Internship January - August 2013 New York, New York 29


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Plan Diagram with screen facades

WINDOWS INSET 6” (aligned with reveals and base)

Early design sketch - screen facades

Design Study - fins and inset windows

Fire stair - sight lines and structure

SETBACK VARIES FROM 0”, 6”, 10”

Detail - inset window

Fire stair - window and structure study


CLASSROOM MODULE

CORE TEACHING SPACES WRAP THE PERIMETER FACING THE CITY

PRIMARY CIRCULATION

CENTRAL DAYLIT STAIR UNITES LIFE OF THE SCHOOL WITH THE CITY

SERVICE CORE

PROVIDES INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAM SPACES

ENTRY ZONE

THE RAISED STEPS AND ENTRY CANOPY TRANSITION SCALE AND SPEED FROM THE CITY TO THE SCHOOL AS ONE ENTERS.

Entrance canopy and column studies

Sketch of continous circulation path

Building Narrative Diagrams

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Exterior rendering of Buffalo Park Visitor Centre (historic re-use)

Interior gallery of Buffalo Park Centre

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Night rendering of GNWT Office Building, Yellowknife

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MANASC ISAAC ARCHITECTS Internship Summer 2012 Working at Manasc Isaac in Edmonton, I participated in a range of institutional projects, preparing presentation drawings for competition submissions, drafting construction documents and details, and rendering images for client review.

[Left] Isometric diagrams of building components for Devonian Botanic Gardens, University of Alberta

Co-op Internship May - August 2012 Edmonton, Alberta

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BRIAN WILLIAMS ARCHITECT Internship Winter 2011 With Brian Williams Architect, I worked on a range of residential and smallscale commercial projects, designing schematic layouts and massing, attending client meetings, and producing construction documents.

[Upper Right Detailed section of residential addition [Lower Right] Detailed plan for construction of accessible ramp

Co-op Internship June - August 2010 January - April 2011 Milton, Ontario


SUSTAINABLE.TO Internship Fall 2011 At Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building, I developed a catalogue of best practice sustainable building details. I also worked as a youth mentor with the East Scarborough Storefront project, teaching local youth about architecture and environmental issues, and produced sketches and renderings of residential and community projects.

[Upper Left] Aleutian House Competition [Below Left] 3D building details

Co-op Internship September - December 2011 Toronto, Ontario 35


PHOTOGRAPHY Exploration and Observation Every city has unexpected corners, forgotten passages, hidden landscapes. I like to find them.

Personal Projects 2008-2013 37


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Samuel Ganton - Architecture Portfolio 2013