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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PORTFOLIO

TONY SHI


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CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT I WOULD DO IF I COULD DO ALL I CAN?

- SUN TZU


First of all,

I AM NOT AN ARCHITECT. What I am is a second year student currently attending University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture with the aspiration of one day becoming an architect (hopefully a good one too). And this is what I’ve come up with so far.


Curriculum Vitae Tony Shi

gxshi@uwaterloo.ca 519-722-7989 464 Cariboo Crescent Coquitlam, BC, Canada V3C 4X7

Education Dr. Charles Best Secondary School

Class of 2010

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University of Waterloo School of Architecture

Class of 2015: Currently in 2B term

Editor-in-chief of The ECHO, the school’s monthly newspaper. Treasurer of the student government, serving on the senior executive council. Captain of the Senior Boys Rugby Team.

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Courses include Design Studio, Iconography, Visual Communication, Building Construction, Environmental Design, Structures, Timber Construction, Mechanical Systems, Digital Tools for Industrial Design, and Acoustics and Lighting. Participated in nationwide and international competitions such as the Steel Structures Educational Fund Architecture Competition and Habitat for Humanity Sustainable Design Competition.

Honour Roll: 2006-2010. Placed Top 5 in Academic Standings at Dr. Charles Secondary. Senior Boys Rugby 2009 Fraser Valley Champions.

University of Waterloo President’s Scholarship 2010. SSEF Architecture Competition 2010: 2nd place nationwide (Award of Merit).

Architectural Experience IBI Group Vancouver

January 2012 – April 2012 Architectural Technologist

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Responsibilities include: 3D Visualization, conceptual design, space planning, and capacity analysis. Client correspondence and public relations. Participated in all aspects of projects including: business developement, master planning, design developement, preliminary design work, and construction drawings.

Work Experience City of Coquitlam

Culex Environmental

June 2009 – August 2009 Summer Program Counselor/ Instructor May 2010 – August 2010 Field Technician

Worked with the city of Coquitlam to plan and organize physical activities for kids that took part in the city sponsored summer program. Worked with lab technicians and Culex biologists to locate West Nile Virus in Vancouver. Employed by local municipalities to provide larvicidal treatments.

Volunteer Experience Mexican Medical Ministries Volunteer

May 2009 – August 2009

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San Lucas Mission Volunteer

July 2011 – August 2011

Worked with locals and volunteers to better living conditions in rural Mexico. Managed and operated a variety of construction projects such as roofing, painting, and dry walling. Participated in the water sanitation project that helped bring running water to rural homes. Worked on a variety of projects such as cementing, reforestation, and rebar making. Sponsored a child under the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging program.

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Projects include: Space planning and capacity analysis for a 800, 000 sq ft hotel casino complex proposed for downtown Vancouver. Master planning, conceptual design, and 3D visualization for WhisterU, a 77 acre campus proposed in Whistler, BC. Unit plans, and working drawings for condominiums.

Technical Skills • Rhino NURBS modeling • V-Ray for Rhino • AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, • • • • • • • • •

InDesign, and Lightroom Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS Hand Drafting and Rendering Physical Modeling Trained and proficient in laser cutting Experienced with CNC Router Strong math and language skills Fluent in both written and spoken Mandarin. Dedicated and eager to learn any program required.


WHISTLER UNIVERSITY CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE (CCA) ARCHIVE THE FIREFLY PAVILION

UWSA STUDENT HALL

ANTRUM LUX BRISBANE RURAL REST STOP

FREIBURG MINSTER MODEL

PHOTOGRAPHY


IBI GROUP PROJECT #1350 SUBMISSION FOR REZONING - PROJECT MANAGER: Ron Eagleston (Director) + Peter Lang (Associate)

WHISTLER UNIVERSITY In collaboration with: Peter Lang (Associate ), Sean Best, Oliver Cavanna of IBI Group

A world class university located in Whistler, British Columbia that provides a second industry to the resort. The modern facilities is adaptive to the environment but also pays homage to the traditional Whistler style of architecture. The masterplan also includes a residential village, townhouses, an international school, and a research facility. The programming not only supports the local population and enhances its rich history but also creates a sustainable learning community.

> left: the main university building within the backdrop of the setting Whistler sun.


> top: exterior render of the research facility. > right: components of the masterplan in model space (including: massing, university building, international school, research facility, and residential).


1B DESIGN STUDIO (ARCH 193) FINAL PROJECT - CONSULTING PROFESSOR: Maya Przybylski

CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE (CCA) ARCHIVE

Besides it’s staggering collection of architectural volumes, this downtown Toronto outpost for the Canadian Centre for Architecture is meant to be a future main attraction on the busy King Street area.

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> top right: site plan. > middle right: elevation with neighboring buildings. > bottom left: floor plans (moving left to right) from ground floor to top floor. > bottom right: building program red = public gallery space white = semi-private library space blue = private storage space


> left: analytical renders outlining the various sightlines achieved from the gallery space. > above left: section through longitude > above right: section through gallery stairs. > below: second floor gallery. > bottom: view from second floor gallery stairs.


1B BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (ARCH 173) + VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (ARCH 113) FINAL PROJECT - CONSULTING PROFESSOR: Terri Boake + Mark Cichy

THE FIREFLY PAVILION In collaboration with: Katherine Holbrook-Smith

Winner of the Steel Structures Educational Fund’s Architectural Competition Award of Merit (placing 2nd in Canada).

> top: the Firefly Pavilion within the context of downtown Vancouver

An urban venue located on the Waterfront area of Vancouver, British Columbia, the Firefly Pavilion is designed to be in harmony with its metropolitan environment. Not only does the pavilion house a night market that caters to small local businesses, but also acts as a playhouse for up and coming artists, musicians, or other street performers to showcase their talent. The life and energy generated by the venue is an addition to the already exceptionally colorful district of downtown Vancouver.


> exploded perspective of center pin connection

> exploded perspective of end pin connection

> exploded perspective of canopy clasp

> above: exterior perspective of the pavilion without canopy.


2A DESIGN STUDIO (ARCH 292) FINAL PROJECT - CONSULTING PROFESSOR: Ryszard Sliwka

UWSA STUDENT HALL

Located at the heart of Downtown Galt, the University of Waterloo School of Architecture’s Student Hall is designed to provide the relocated students with the desired “university residence experience”. The open nature of the building also allows the student hall to become an entity that is very well connected to Cambridge and integrated with life around it. Overall, the Waterloo Architecture Student Hall becomes an iconic institue that in turn allows it to embody the aspiration and values of UWSA as a centre for advancement in architecture.

> far left: morphology diagrams. > left: exterior perspective of student hall.


> above: physical model. > upper right: interior perspective of the student lounge. > right: exterior night render of the UWSA. student hall within the context of downtown Galt. > below: longitudinal section.


INDEPENDENT PROJECT: ENTRY FOR THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL VELUX AWARD

ANTRUM LUX

By proposing a mega atrium that unites the office building into a single volume, an attempt is made to maximize daylight penetration throughout the entire building and utilize light harvesting to completely eliminate artificial lighting. Investigation is made into how the design interacts between the environmental and the aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability of the project. Analysis is also made in regards to take into account urban density of site context, and shadow placements of surrounding buildings.

Results Pending

> above: urban density study and shadow analysis

> top right: aerial perspective of atrium space. > top right: aerial perspective of atrium space.

> above: typical Vancouver office tower versus the effect of light penetrating into deep spaces.


- June 21st 0900 - June 21st 1200 - June 21st 1500

> top: 3D and 2D experimentation with atrium space studying light as a form. > far left: light studies of atrium space from 0900 to 1200 to 1500 hours (left to right: June 21st to December 21st respectively). > left: section showing light penetration and reflection with the use of heliostats.


1B INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (ARCH 125) FINAL PROJECT - CONSULTING PROFESSOR: Terri Boake

BRISBANE RURAL REST STOP

> exploded perspective drawing

> exploded perspective rendered

The Brisbane Rural Rest Stop, located in rural Brisbane, is an outpost for hikers and travelers to take shelter from the hot and humid climate of eastern Australia. With its vernacular design based upon indigenous Australian housing, the open plan draws inspiration from traditional breezeways and sleep-outs of the Australian outback.

> exterior perspective


2A CULTURAL HISTORY (ARCH 192) PROJECT - CONSULTING PROFESSOR: Tammy Gaber

FREIBURG MINSTER MODEL In collaboration with: Andrew Cole, Charles Ye, Jack Lipson, Justin Lai, Liwei Wang

>top: the team (left to right) - Jack Lipson, Tony Shi, Andrew Cole, Charles Ye, Liwei Wang, Justin Lai. >left: scale model of the Freiburg Minster at 1:100.

A reconstruction of the Freiburg Minster in Germany as part of the curriculum for Cultural History 3: the Foundation of Europe, the model serves as a detailed understanding of the construction, structure, acoustics, and lighting of Christian architecture in Europe.


architecture aside:

PHOTOGRAPHY

An avid photographer with a particular interest in capturing the most honest of expressions, below is a collection of my work over the period of 2010-2011. Subjects vary from the streets of New York, to the blue waters of Vancouver, and finally to the street corners in rural Guatemala.


TONY SHI gxshi@uwaterloo.ca 519-781-6662


Tony Shi Architectural Portfolio 2012  

Tony Shi 2012 Architectural Portfolio