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Hello! My name is Shanze and I’m a third year student at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture. My interest in architecture is rooted in creating contextually meaningful work. The act of having to solve multiple problems of different scales is what excites me when I am presented with a project. I want to further my design and production skills by involving myself deeply in the process and understanding different strategies from the people around me. The following is a collection of my works from my Bachelors in Architectural Studies thus far, as well as some personal endeavors. Looking forward to hearing from you,

Shanze Shahbaz m: (647)-981-1963 e: s3shahba@uwaterloo.ca a: 98 Marwood Place, Maple, ON L6A 1C5


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Curriculum Vitae

IDEA MARKET: Community Living TORONTO, ON

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COMMON GROUND: Centre for Peace WEST NIPISSING, ON

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VIGNETTE: Toronto Public Library TORONTO,ON

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KAIROS: a SSEF competition entry TORONTO, ON

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SHADOWPLAY: a sculptural exploration of nature

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SIX-FOLD PATH: an installation

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CASE STUDY: Nexus World Housing, OMA

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CASE STUDY: Via Di San Francesco A Ripa

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Work at Norm Li Toronto, ON

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Work at IBI Group Inc Vancouver, BC

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Work at HDR Inc Toronto, ON

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Personal Work


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Curriculum Vitae EDUCATION

University of Waterloo School of Architecture Bachelor in Architectural Studies Candidate (2014-2019) • Relevant courses include Design Studio, Environmental Design, Building Construction, Visual Communication, Timber Design, and Landscape Design Bayview Secondary School (2010-2014) • FLASH Photography Club Executive (2012-2014) o Developed strong communication skills through the organization of group activities with the club supervisor faculty member and the members of the club • Yearbook Head Photographer (2013-2014) o Learnt how to work as part of a larger team, while also leading people under me

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

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3ds MAX with Vray Render Rhino 5 Modeling Software with Maxwell and Vray Render AutoCAD Design Software (2-D) AutoCAD Revit

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

5 terms of a bachelor’s degree in architectural education with focus on small to medium scale residential and medium scale institutional projects Passionate about the design process in particular and deeply interested in the creative problem solving associated with it Detail oriented during representation of a project through creation of orthographic and visual renders and their compositional paneling A team player with experience in working on many creativity and labour intensive projects with partners HOBBIES & INTERESTS

Traditional and Digital Painting • Hobby for about 5 years • Experienced in mostly landscape acrylic, oil and water colour painting • Also interested in digital painting using a graphics tablet Digital and Film Photography, Videography • Self motivated creative projects • Stop motion and shorts using Sony Vegas Pro and Final Cut Pro

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Norm Li Architectural Illustration (May 2017 - August 2017) Architectural Illustrator Intern • Worked with an illlustration team in producing renderings for development and architectural companies • Responded to client comments and mark-ups • Helped in modelling, lighting and setting up scenes in 3ds MAX and compiling final images in Photoshop IBI Group (September 2016 - December 2017) Architecture Intern • Worked with the mid to high-rise team on a variety of residential projects • Aided in drafting and fixing mark-ups using AutoCAD • Put together presentation packages, including renders done with Sketchup Vray, and Adobe Photoshop • Worked closely with the team to ensure deadlines were met • Gained knowledge in residential condominium design HDR Engineering Consultants Toronto, Ontario (February April 2016) Transit Architecture Intern • Worked with the transit team on a variety of small and large scale transit projects • Aided in drafting and fixing drawing mark-ups using Bentley Microstation • Rendered views for presentation material using a combination of Sketchup, Rhino and V-Ray software • Used graphic software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create presentation material • Helped with other administrative tasks using tools such as Microsoft Excel Freelance Photography and Videography (2010 - current) • 6 years of practice in event coverage

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship (Fall 2014) • Awarded for having an admission average between 85-89.9% COMPETITIONS

(Entered) SSEF (Steel Structures Education Foundation) Design Competition (2014) • Worked with partner, Diana Si, in repurposing columns left over by the development of the Gardiner on Lakeshore Boulevard East to build a raised platform and activate the surrounding area in a sustainable manner • Learnt to pool ideas and develop design in a way that was much more communicative than an individual project VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

University of Waterloo School of Architecture Interview Day Volunteer (April 2015) • Showed candidates for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies program to their respective interview rooms, while transporting their portfolio projects and answering their questions Walter Scott Public School Library (2010-2014) • This position included a wide variety of tasks such as reshelving books, issuing overdues, monitoring book sales, wrapping new books, and some computer based tasks such as the prepping of files for student use • Being assigned to such changing tasks required flexibility and fast learning Heart and Stroke Foundation (2012) • Informed individuals of the Heart and Stroke charity cause door-to-door and collecting donations • Helped in the bettering of interpersonal skills and being a confident speaker


Idea Market

completed: April 2017


This design exercise began as a group master planning project on a site located at Dundas and Carlaw. Together, we analyzed the site conditions, assigned green spaces, transit connections and main vehicular access points on the larger site. We then split the site up and were asked to design a comprehensive system of residential, community, retail and green spaces. My design aims to create a fairly open ground level containing retail spaces and circulation routes. The building is layered so that the community spaces are directly above the public ground level, and above that are the semi-private office spaces. The office/work spaces each have their own terraces and access to the other studios. This was intended to create a variety of design-based offices and studio types, with a focus on cooperative work and an exchange in design ideas.


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The French River flows a hundred and ten kilometers from Lake Nipissing to the Georgian Bay through Canadian Shield Country, exposing large masses of glaciated rock. The river is home to many species such as humming birds, red foxes, black bears, elk, and beautiful rare lichen species. The expansive water, sky and tree ‘scapes’ affect the human conscience in a way that can only be done by the grandeur and intensity of some thing that is deeply natural. This experience is one that is shared by all, regardless of age, sex, origin, vice, or virtue. Bringing people together in the most natural, unintentional ways creates complex relational bonds between minds. As a center for reconciliation, and finding common ground, this concept works efficiently in creating an atmosphere of inclusivity and comfort. Large, open to view shared spaces create accidental encounters to other residents, while retaining transparency and safe space. Head Quarter programs include open concept offices, board rooms, a shared lounge/ recreational space, and a cafeteria.


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Vignette

completed: April 2015 proposed site: Toronto, ON


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commercial residential institutional In response to the deeply private and very public tension created between St Clair West and Raglan Avenue, this proposal for a public library creates within itself a smaller core of information, with larger public spaces surrounding it. The design speaks to its site as it carries within it the tension of its surroundings and creates a ‘building within a building’.Through this method, the project responds to both its exterior enviroments.


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completed: December 2015 proposed site: Toronto, ON group members: Diana Si


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Kairos is a proposal for a platform along Lake Shore Blvd East. The design takes advantage of the pre-existing concrete supports left behind during the demolition of parts of the Gardiner Expressway in 2001. Repurposed I-beams, wood joists, and rebar make up the majority of the remaining materials used. The driving concept behind Kairos is a multifunctional platform that encourages the surrounding community to engage in a sustainable lifestyle. Located in between two recreational trails, the platform is a welcome rest stop as well as a prime location for farmer’s markets and bike rentals. There are many uses for the platform, but they all seek the assemblage of an environmentally progressive community.

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WOOD JOISTS Structural wood members salvaged from old barns, boats and shipping crates

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CORRUGATED STEEL SHEETS Custom cut and welded corrugated steel sheets from old shipping containers

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Repurposed wide flanges salvaged from old factories or manufactured from recycled steel Nominal sizes: 24’’ by 9’’ 21’’ by 9’’

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Shadowplay

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As part of a class field trip to the French River, we were told to select a 2x2x2 space in undisturbed nature, on the site of our future project. We were to document this area by any unobtrusive means to thoroughly understand and heighten our senses to how the elements within it relate to one another and to elements such as wind, air and light. My ‘cube’ of life looks specifically at light and shadow, and how the existence of the fallen tree trunk can be demonstrated by the absence of it, so long as its relationships to the sun and the ground are portrayed.

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The Six-fold Path

completed: August 2016 group members: Bella Cho, Sean Quach, Nathanael Scheffler, Martha Trivett, Sean Tong,, Levi VanWeerden


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Case Study:

Nexus World Housing, OMA

Study completed: May 2016 Group Members: Amy Bao, Felix Chan, Janice Chen

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Located in the Kashii district of Fukuoka city, Nexus World is a project that aims to break away from the uniform and impersonal convention of collective housing. The 5-hectare master plan included designs by Oscar Tusquets, Christian de Portzamparc, Osamu Ishiyama, Mark Mack, Steven Holl, and Rem Koolhaas. Arata Isozaki was involved with designing a tower which was to be the centre piece of the project. The site is generally less active and less chaotic than the typical Japanese city. Because of this reason, the master plan contains fairly low perimeter, European style blocks. Koolhaas wanted to bring to Japan a new type of housing that was neither a free- standing house nor a conventional apartment building. He challenged the notion of making the building contextually deeply significant to Japanese tradition, and he speculated upon the idea of the 90’s being an age in which a new trans-continental culture could be created. His final product, completed in 1991, contains 24, 3-storey units packed together to form 2 blocks. Contrasting the compactness of the plan, there are courtyards that cut through the cores of each unit. The whole building is wrapped in black rock textured walls that, in elevation, were supposed to represent the base of Isozaki’s tall column like towers that weren’t realized in their original form. The heaviness of these walls blocks out views to the exterior, creating an even stronger feeling of privacy. From the outside the building looks very compact and dark, but the courtyard light wells cut through the units creating gradients of well-lit and aerated public and private spaces within.

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Via Di San Francesco A Ripa

Study completed: May 2016 Group Members: Heather Friedel, Kelley Gu

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Via Di San Francesco A Ripa is a street in Trastevere, Rome. The Trastevere district is known for its Number of residential storeys 1 narrow streets, wide piazzas and vivid night life. The road was carved out by Pope Paul V in 1611, to connect Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, which contains the Basilica Di Santa Maria in Trastevere, and 6+ the piazza of San Francesco a Ripa. The Piazza Santa Maria is also home to Waterloo School of Churches and related institutions Architecture’s Rome campus. Via Di San Francesco A Ripa is habitually frequented by tourists and locals Dominant typology alike, with popular cafÊs and bars dotting the street. The public space of the streets and squares expands Rooftop addition (optional) seamlessly into these cafes, buffered by canopies, and at nearly every intersection, churches provide Residential another addition to the public realm. The cobbled narrow road leaves no space for vegetation, but residents more than make up for the lack of natural greenery with potted plants visible from every Restaurant or retail building top and balcony. It is a harmonious intersection of peoples and cultures, welcoming anyone to travel and explore.


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Via Di San Francesco A Ripa is a street in Trastevere, Rome. The Trastevere district is known for its narrow streets, wide piazzas and vivid night life. The road was carved out by Pope Paul V in 1611, to connect Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, which contains the Basilica Di Santa Maria in Trastevere, and the piazza of San Francesco a Ripa. The Piazza Santa Maria is also home to Waterloo School of Architecture’s Rome campus. Via Di San Francesco A Ripa is habitually frequented by tourists and locals alike, with popular cafÊs and bars dotting the street. The public space of the streets and squares expands seamlessly into these cafes, buffered by canopies, and at nearly every intersection, churches provide another addition to the public realm. The cobbled narrow road leaves no space for vegetation, but residents more than make up for the lack of natural greenery with potted plants visible from every building top and balcony. It is a harmonious intersection of peoples and cultures, welcoming anyone to travel and explore.

(Above) Plan of Piazza Santa Maria and Piazza San Calisto on Via Di San Francesco A Ripa (Right) Massing of Via Di San Francesco

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Norm Li

Toronto, ON Illustrator Intern May-August 2017

Client: Grosvenor Ambleside Project: Vancouver Townhome Marketing

My role in this illustration project involved modelling and setting up the 3dsmax files and doing test renders, and helping to compile the final images in Photoshop.

Typical Unit Exploded Axonometrics

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Client: Grosvenor Ambleside Project: The Pacific My role in this illustration project involved modelling and setting up the 3dsmax files, doing test renders, and helping to compile the final images in Photoshop.

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IBI Group

Vancouver, BC Architectural Intern September-December 2017

Client: undisclosed Project: Cambie & 27th Mid-Rise Residential

Client: undisclosed Project: Cambie & 31st Mid-Rise Residential

My role in this mid-rise residential project mostly consisted of creating presentation material using Sketchup, Vray and Photoshop. I also aided with drafting plans, sections and rendered elevations for the rezoning stage.

My role in this mid-rise residential project consisted of creating renders using Sketchup, Vray and Photoshop. I also aided with creating rendered elevations for the rezoning stage.

RESPONSE TO UDP COMMENTS / REZONING APPLICATION: 4621- 4663 CAMBIE STREET & WEST 31ST AVENUE

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(Below) Renderings

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RESPONSE TO UDP COMMENTS / REZONING APPLICATION: 4621- 4663 CAMBIE STREET & WEST 31ST AVENUE

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ST Site Access, Slopes, and Programming The building separation between the north and south building is strategically placed, adjacent to the City’s mini park along Cambie, as an extension into the development. To further activate the space, we placed the two buildings’ entry ways and amenity outdoor spaces within the building separation for more efficient use of the open space. In line with this open space is the parking entry. Due to the natural grading of the site, the parkade entry is located one floor below the outdoor amenity space, providing separation for the two uses.

Building Section and Height The two proposed buildings are six storeys high along Cambie, following guidelines 4.3.2 and 5.1.2, where an 8' setback is introduced above the fourth storey. One exception is the fifth floor which is not stepping as an attempt to simplify the massing of the building along the Cambie side. The fourth floor setback is also provided along the sides of the building to provide a clear four-storey expression along Cambie and the side streets, which is consistent with the QE Empire project next to our site.

Along 31st Avenue and the south end of the walkway are two-storey townhomes that gradually step down to respond to the grade changes. Along the lane in the north building are smaller units with stepped patios, planters, and landscaping that work well with the challenges of the grade changes. Shared amenity space is located in the south building along the lane with the outdoor space between the two buildings. One-bedroom units at grade are situated near Cambie, close to the building entries. All ground-level units will have their own outdoor landscaped patios and entry canopies to provide a smooth transition between the street and building.

Along the lane, both buildings are set back 8' at the third and fifth levels. Furthermore, to relate to the neighboring twostorey single family homes at the rear, the units at grade will have projected balconies towards the lane providing more variation in building height, and a stronger two to three storey building mass to help activate the land and provide a scale transition as per guideline 5.1.3.

Architectural Expression Due to the unique shape and slopes of the site, we rotated the south building away for the north building so that the south building does not face the busy Cambie street while also providing more separation between the two buildings for outdoor amenity space. The resulting two buildings are tied together by materials and common architectural features. The north building, being rectangular in shape, has a strong horizontal reading from balcony and slab edge projections, in combination with clearly defined boxes that are formed by enclosed balconies or two-storey townhomes. The south building with a much smaller site, triangular in shape, is more vertical in its character. Due to the setback requirements, these vertical elements terminate or cut back at certain floors, naturally creating a pyramid-like form.

is used at living areas and bedrooms, with blue-gray spandrel glass for energy conservation. The prominent fourth and fifth storey balconies at the corner of Cambie and 30 th are highlighted with a composite wood soffit. Painted concrete planters, open to light above, also highlight balconies throughout both buildings. The entryways of the south and north buildings at Cambie and 31st are designed in a similar manner with large balcony projections on several floors that work as a design element that ties the two projects together, while marking the two most visible corners of the project to the public.

Both buildings use glass, brick, and stone on the exterior. Natural gray stone is used at the ground level and the second level—the base of the building—where the building is closest to the streets, and where pedestrians can see the finer grained material at eye-level. A neutral yet bright beige brick accents vertical building lines. Blue-tinted vision glass

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C AMBIE & 27TH – NORTH WASHINGTON PROPERTIES I IBI GROUP ARCHITEC TS

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RESPONSE TO UDP COMMENTS / REZONING APPLICATION: 4621- 4663 CAMBIE STREET & WEST 31ST AVENUE

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HDR Inc. Client: undisclosed Project: undisclosed

My role in this large scale bus terminal project largely involved desiging iterative massing models based on comments from client meetings. I also patricipated in creating very conceptual massing renders in V-Ray and Rhino for presentations.

(Below) Three preliminary massing concepts

Toronto, ON Architectural Intern February-April 2016

Client: undisclosed Project: Tunnel Lining Replacement My role in this smaller project was both in the design stages of the tiling patterns and lighting, along with the modelling and rendering of views inside the subway tunnel.

(Below) Views inside the tunnel


The following is a collection of self-initiated photography and painting projects


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Shanze Shahbaz s3shahba@uwaterloo.ca Thank you for your time.


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