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Rhinoceros 5 / Grasshopper / AutoCAD / Maxwell Render / Houdini Animation/ Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects)/ Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


Hand Draft / Model Making / Laser Cutting / 3D printing

EDUCATION Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours Coop

University of Waterloo, School of Architecture,

Civil Engineering

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,

Cambridge, Ontario, September 2015 – Expected Graduation August 2020

September 2014 – April 2015

WORK EXPERIENCE Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Architectural Assistant,


Architectural Intern,

Kengo Kuma and Associates Europe

Architectural Intern,

Design at Riverside, Cambridge Galleries

Gallery Attendant,

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Research Assistant,

New York, United States, May - August 2018

New York, United States, September - December 2017

Paris, France, January - April 2017

Cambridge, Ontario, May - August 2016

Waterloo, Ontario, May - August 2015

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Outstanding Design Work in 2B, 2A and 1A

June 2018, April 2017, April 2016

3A Final Project Featured in 2018 Projects Review

April - May 2018

2A Final Project Featured in 2017 Projects Review

April - May 2017

1A Final Project Featured in 2016 Projects Review

April - May 2016

Term Dean’s Honour Lists, Waterloo Engineering

September 2017, February 2017, February 2016

International Experience Award

December 2016

President's Entrance Scholarship for Civil Engineering

March 2014


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sympoeitic grounds


North American suburb is characterized by a series of isolated islands of commercial centres. Keele and Finch is the only intersection along finch corridor with

Note Featured in 2018 Projects Review of UW Architecture

the absence of a mall. The project thus takes on this opportunity to rethink a mall, of office, industry and the community, a mall for information exchange, where residents from finch corridor via LRT and people from city at large via subway, could engage and explore ways of sympoeitic living.

Masterplan Collaborators Charlotte Damus and Aamirah Nakhuda

A typical mall is a single lane for energy transfer: commodities are showcased and sold to consumers. The project tries to establish a dialogue between “consumer” and “producer”, occupants and building, where social and bio-physical energy are constantly translated and exchanged. It argues for the flexible framework of a mall, and the high-density living of tower and podium, with two sets of stepping-up institutional programs that encourage information exchange. The project creates a sympoeitic framework celebrating exchange of information and efficient energy exchange by actively engaging occupants as contributors. Natural ventilation via stack effect and active collection and redistribution of heat via circulation of water is controlled by individual occupants of the building. Operable non-opaque partitions encourage flexibility and transparency. The intensity of biophysical energy also coincides with the intensity of social energy. The central climatic spine offers space for social gathering as well as stack effect, while parameters of thermal comfort relates to programming of workspace.

Studio 3A Design Studio Coordinated by Adrian Blackwell and John McMinn Year 2017 Site Toronto, ON, Canada


proposed figure ground

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sympoeitic grounds

ground floor plan

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sympoeitic grounds

3rd, 5th, 7th & typical residential floor plan

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below grade floor plan

precedents diagrams manitoba hydro, KPMB phillipe rahm ground centre Oslo, SMAQ

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sympoeitic grounds

traditional mall

mall for information exchange

emergy diagrams

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sympoeitic grounds

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Inspired by Ontario and Canadian landscape architecture in general, which tend to remediate destroyed or exploited land with an artificial construction and always with infrastructure embedded, also precedents like Parc de la Villette proposal by OMA and Sugar Beach by Claude Cormier, Stripscapes, the Ontario Place Masterplan, tries to celebrate the artificialness of landscape which also acts as a camouflage for urban infrastructure. Three urban axis are identified from the two nearby TTC public transit terminal with a secondary one that connects to the downtown, bridging the city directly to Ontario Place. Using the iconic pods as a reference, four distinct landscape bands are decided and superimposed on the site: “lawn”, which serves as an extension of the Exhibition Place up north and houses a stage with a rotating screen to reveal or conceal depending on usage; “forest”, a visual and sound barrier from noise and development from the city as well as those from the “lawn”; “marsh”, a water filtration system that supports the bath and pool in the site; and finally the “beach” which serves as the public waterfront, a decked platform with extrusion and excavation that acts as playful elements as well as wave barriers and aquatic rehabitation in the lake. The urban axis pierce through the strips as well as branching off to provide visitors more in depth experience of the different landscape types. Programs are deliberately positioned at the borders of the strips to engage with the different spatial and programmatic opportunities the landscapes can offer. With the principle concept of submerging buildings into landscape, sectional opportunities are investigated to enhance such qualities.


Collaborator Matthew Dlugosz Studio 2B Design Studio Coordinated by Lola Sheppard Year 2017 Site Toronto, ON, Canada


site strategy & program sections

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site section

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What could be architecture’s role in framing nature, more than just windows?

Studio 2B Design Studio Coordinated by Lola Sheppard

A bath house is a perfect medium for people to intimately interact with nature, as the human body is exposed to its surroundings at maximum, with all social identities erased, and being forced to use all senses to feel the environment. The perception of individual identity is further obliterated as people submerge themselves into water, which could be either relaxing or enhancing the body.

Year 2017

Due to the artificiality of the given site, the project takes the opportunity to manipulate and curate views, temperature, landscape and ground to elevate the experience of a natural bath. Inheriting from the Ontario Place masterplan, the spaces are linearly partitioned and organized to gradually lead people from the ground to the shore, as the temperature also goes from hot to cold and program shift from extreme private to fully public. The different ways land mediates shore and water are thus explored within each strip. Another focus of the project is the constructed nature of the environment the building is interacting with. Water used in the project is naturally filtered and regenerated by plants. All the mechanical and supporting systems are also hidden or embedded into architectonics and landscape, mingling the nature above ground and the machine below. Architecture thus actively engages the artificiality of our living environment and allows new perceptions of nature.

Site Toronto, ON, Canada


site plan

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floor plans

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diagrammatic axonometric

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section AA'

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section CC'

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The migrant workers are one of the most exploited labour forces in Canada. It is stated that such an issue is not only caused by on the employment level, but also

Note Featured in 2017 Projects Review of UW Architecture

on the policy level. Migrants, upon arriving in Canada, are often refused the recognition of their previous identities and education back in their original countries, thus being forced to participate in laborious jobs that would prevent them from integrating into Canadian society.

Studio 2A Design Studio Coordinated by Adrian Blackwell

As a response, the project superimposes immigrants from different ethnic backgrounds into a co-operative to try to promote understanding and appreciation of different cultures via production of culturally affiliated commodities, allowing the residents to explore the identity of immigrants in the larger social context. Common spaces at different scales ranging from the community centre down to domestic spaces such as the kitchen, are exposed to the circulation within the building to promote engagement as opposed to the typical condo typology that discourages communication and the idea of a densified urban neighbourhood. The project acts as both a work cooperative as well as a housing one. Transforming the units into production spaces, it becomes the anchor for immigrants to reflect on their own cultural identity. Programmable social spaces are concentrated at the overlapping parts of the volumes, providing a platform for sharing and learning. The above ground level as the output for the production of the residents, is yet another common space that extends its services beyond the community to the city at large. The public is invited to interact with the residents and to look at their activities while not necessarily interfering.

Year 2016 Site Toronto, ON, Canada


co-op history in Canada

live-work mechanism

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disclosing commons

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2nd floor plan

interlace, OMA

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7th floor plan

gifu apartment, SANAA

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program axonometric

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detailed section AA

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east elevation

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unit floor plans

unit axonometric

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professional work_01

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kengo kuma & associates europe

During the 4-month internship at Kuma and Associates Europe, I engaged mainly in two projects: one competition winning proposal of a hotel in Paris, France and the revising of H.C. Anderson Museum proposal in Odense, Denmark. During the competition, the team worked at a tight schedule and a very fast pace. My main responsibility is primarily the production of elevations and sections with construction detailing in AutoCAD. I also assisted in some representational materials and updates of study models. In the H.C. Anderson Museum, I am assigned with graphic materials for indoor discussion as well as client meetings. I am also involved in producing floor plans and ramp designs using parametric design tool Grasshopper. Š All Rights Reserved to Kuma and Associates Europe


Year January - April 2017 Location Paris, France

professional work_01 sections - 1 Hotel, Paris, France

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kae grasshopper assisted schematic studies - The H.C. Andersen's House of Fairy Tales, Odense, Denmark

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professional work_02

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During the 4-month internship at WXY, I participated primarily in some of the most ambitious urban design projects at WXY: Brooklyn Navy Yard Vision 2030 and a masterplan in Long Island City, both located in NYC. I mainly focused on the outreach phase and contributed to both virtual and physical models, including some of the visual identities in the renders, through a very rigorous iterative process and with high level of details involved. I took primary lead in developing the physical model of the intervention of BNY Vision 2030, namely the graphics, assembly and 3D prints. Š All Rights Reserved to WXY and Bloom Images


Year September - December 2017 Location New York, New York, United States

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