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TRIMIRA GARACH Waterloo School of Architecture | Class of 2015 | ID# 20379218

OBJECTIVE To obtain a position of active contribution and support within an architectural practise. SKILLS Digital

> AutoCAD > Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Photoshop, Illustrator - high proficiency, and InDesign) > Rhinocerous 4.0 (NURBS Modeling Software) > VRay for Rhinocerous > Revit Architecture 2012 (Basic Training) > Microsoft Office > Experience using CNC machines in conjunction with AutoCAD and CorelDRAW


> Proficient in hand-drafting > Proficient in the production of architectural models using various materials including basswood, museum board, millboard, cardboard, and plaster.


> Good communication skills, Example - Regularly corresponded with professionals and suppliers during 2B co-op term. > Good time management, Example - Completed a variety of tasks for multiple ongoing projects within a busy architectural practise. > Strong critical thinking, Example - Strong performance in both high school Law and university Iconography where arguments of sound analysis are required.

WORK EXPERIENCE September 2012 -December 2012

Architectural Student - Toker + Associates (Calgary, AB) > Managed all incoming and outgoing LEED documentation for six projects simultaneously. > Developed a moderately successful system of interactive pdf documents that were sent to each consultant upon commencement of LEED projects in order to expedite the LEED documentation collection process. > Provided graphic support during RFP deadlines (Adobe Illustrator and InDesign). > Aided in data collection for Workscale, a workplace evaluation programme developed by Toker + Associates.

February 2012 - April 2012

Junior Architectural Assistant - Elemental Architects (Etobicoke, ON) > Assisted in preparation of both site plan and building permit drawings for custom residential projects. > Produced both standard construction details (e.g. foundation underpinning) and atypical details (e.g. custom staircase). > Actively participated in the design development of two large residences. Feedback from clients was received, carefully considered, and consequently acted upon.

EDUCATION 2010 - Present

Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours, Co-op program at the University of Waterloo. > Academic Distinction(s): 2011 Winter Term - Dean’s Honour List 2010 - Herb Tait Award for excellence in English (OSSD) 2010 - Ken Manuel Award for excellence in Law (OSSD) 2010 - Visual Arts Honour Award (OSSD)


2007 - 2010

Fulfilled basic clerical duties at the office of Dr. Anjana A. Naik in Sarnia, Ontario. >Tasks included: Sorting and filing patient information, answering phone calls, restocking standard medical equipment, and directing patients to examination rooms. Member of the Teen Advisory Group of the Sarnia Public Library. > Responsibilities: Organising events to bring teens into the library, setting up displays throughout the library, and discussing the purchase of new material for the library.

INTERESTS > The pursuit of architecture as a medium through which one may improve the average individual’s quality of life and work. > The implementation of lighting systems as a method of alleviating the effects of ailments such as Seasonal Affective Disorder.


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is to question. to ascertain the problem. to read the brief and to understand what the main points of contention are. to assess a situation accurately, concisely, and with care.

is to answer. to respond to the circumstances. to put two and two together. to consider, to critically analyse, to determine the most appropriate strategy, and then to implement it. again, with care.

I used to like to complicate things. After two terms of work, I’ve found that being a professional is about doing the opposite. Simplifying. It’s not about the fancy jargon I hear in school, or even about being able to make the prettiest pictures - it’s about honing a killer design instinct and a critical mind in order to make the design inherently beautiful, and then make the good judgement calls to go along with it. Q + A is my way of taking the thousands of thoughts that are buzzing around in my head and focusing them, removing what doesn’t matter, and putting my energy into work and play that makes me happy.

table of contents SITE STRATEGIES
















site strategies TERM 2B > COURSE 2B Design Studio > MEDIA Rhinocerous 4.0, VRay Photoshop, Illustrator > COMPLETED 08/2012

Treed Area Rock Garden Meadow Turf Beach Pavilion Cone of Vision


TURF GRASSES 10 000 m2

Hard Red Spring Wheat


Sideoats Grama


CEREALS 40 000 m2

Tall Meadow Fescue




Bottlebrush Grass


Lemongrass Palmarosa

Orchardgrass Tall Oat Grass


Wildflowers Shrubs


Splitbeard Bluestem

Beachgrass Other invasive grass species

Turf grass




fragrance industry culinary applications

carbon fixation

nitrogen fixation

light harvesting

recreation revegetation


cancer inhibitor


seed quality

plant metabolism


The intention of this project was to look at revitalising Toronto’s Humber Bay Park East by constructing a botanical garden on the site. The development of an overall site strategy was paramount to the success of the proposed construction and required the facilitation of between 12 and 20 species of plant life - complete with an investigation of each species’ required growth conditions. The proposed solution involves the housing and maintenance of 15 species of grass that thrive in Toronto’s regular climatic conditions (Zone 6b). This allows for a large portion of the site to become part of the botanical garden’s user experience, as after passing through the botanical research and archival facility, visitors move on to a series of 15 pavilions that showcase each species of grass within its natural habitat.


structures TERM 2B > COURSE 2B Design Studio > MEDIA AutoCAD, Illustrator > COMPLETED 05/2012

Before designing a botanical garden, some research has to be done. My portion of a more broad precedent study of SANAA’s Rolex Learning Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland addressed the structural innovation that was implemented in the pouring of an 86m long undulating concrete surface that was complete with large openings to allow light and air to enter the open plan university student centre. A series of diagrams were developed to showcase the step-by-step process of the construction of the design’s main structural reinforced concrete shells. Research was conducted regarding the strategies behind the design and construction of the shell, and then photographs of the building during construction were used to put together the pieces of information and come up with the final product.


mech/elec servicing

4th level

means of egress

3rd level 2nd level

primary circulation

ground level

basement loading


urban analysis TERM 3A > COURSE 3A Design Studio > MEDIA Rhinocerous 4.0, VRay, Illustrator > COMPLETED 02/2013



section A (church st)






An urban analysis of the easternmost area of Ryerson University’s campus in which the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (Moriyama & Teshima) is located was conducted as a precursor to this term’s project of a mixed-use urban complex. Special attention was paid to the relationship between the indoors and outdoors, and drawings were created in order to not only convey the scheme of the streetscape, but also to focus on interesting relationships that are formed between buildings across the intermediary pedestrian and automotive traffic below.




The relationship between the Engineering and Computing Centre and the School of Interior Design across Church St. (Toronto) was further analysed and investigated in plan and section. The studio and workbench spaces of both buildings have been illustrated in order to determine the significance awarded to tactile learning spaces within Ryerson’s engineering and interior design departments respectively.


programming This project proposes a new outpost for the Montreal-based Canadian Centre for Architecture. Little known amongst the general public, this facility would allow passers by to drop in and become engaged by the extensive collection of architectural drawings and models that this outpost would house. The ultimate intention of the built form would be to allow archivists and researches, as well as general visitors, to spend many quiet, pleasant mornings and afternoons amidst the historical and contemporary collections.

A careful separation of private and public spaces, with sporadic windows from one into the other, allows both public and private visitors to benefit from the presence of the CCA outpost. Modular shelving, shown below, encircles the private and public spaces in order to produce a playful environment, whereby individuals may remove materials from the shelves and discover the contents without the sense of intimidation that rows and rows and rows of clinically labeled spines can instill.












01 Exhibition Spaces

07 Archivist Offices

02 Washrooms

08 Receiving/Sorting

03 Front Desk

09 Cafe (Kitchen)

04 Cafe (Dining)

10 Rare Artifact Storage

05 Study Area

11 Board Meeting Room

06 Gardens

12 Research Space

TERM 1B > COURSE 1B Design Studio > MEDIA Basswood, Plexiglas, Graphite, Vellum, Illustrator > COMPLETED 04/2011



The generation of sculptural forms can often be an intuitive, somewhat arbitrary process. After all, one cannot start with nothing and come up with something without some kind of catalyst to produce material with which to work. The intention of this design exercise was to create random stereotomic voids within a solid framework of plaster, to document the voids, and then to manipulate the information gained.

Rather than leaving the voids in my plaster cast completely to chance, I carefully arranged the balloons that would define the voids and then filled the mould with only half the specified amount of plaster in order to produce a skin of plaster that I then used to document and generate a variety of 2D and 3D forms. An appreciation of iteration, gained from this exercise, has become an integral part of the work I produce.

iteration TERM 1B > COURSE 1B Design Studio > MEDIA Graphite, Vellum, Plaster, Basswood, Wire Mesh > COMPLETED 01/2011








elemental architects







TERM 2A Co-op > FIRM Elemental Architects > MEDIA ZWCAD > COMPLETED 04/2012 










The proposed solution is a response to the following comments: Reduce the size of the Asian kitchen and the suite on the ground floor, as well as the overall floor area. Each bedroom must have minimum dimensions of 14’ x 12’. The master suite’s closet mst have a minimum dimension of 13’ x 15’ and must feature an island. A walkout basement must be included.




Design Exercise: Review client comments and make amendments to existing plans without taking away from the conceptual premise of a grand, multigenerational family home. The primary challenge of this exercise was to reduce the gross floor area in order to meet the project budget without losing the client’s confidence in the success of the design solution in addressing their previously stated needs and wants (as below).


G.F.A. - 6086.04 SQ FT

Note: All portions of this parking plan for Hoover Executive Tower No. 2 in Burlington were completed by myself.




Poce Residence



April 2012


As Shown



318 Stills Lane, Oakville

A 1.0 Note: This drawing of the principal architect’s proposed stair design was completed over six working hours and consequently issued for client review.


Following the resignation of my supervisor at Toker + Associates, I began to personally manage all of the firm’s incoming and outgoing LEED documentation. My duties involved requesting and processing LEED documentation from all consultants and managing internal LEED progress documents that were presented to clients on a regular basis. I met once every few weeks with one of the firm’s principals to discuss my progress with the six LEED applications that were simultaneously being prepared, and to develop strategies to target problem areas.

Toker + Associates LEED Documentation Guide 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 D








Prepared by, Trimira Garach

Due to a gap of a few weeks between my date of departure and the arrival of the next Waterloo co-op student to the office, I was responsible for preparing a How-To guide that would enable my peer to continue to work on the LEED applications that were incomplete at the end of my co-op term at the firm. I prepared the following guideline after leaving the firm, and emailed it back to not only be used by the next coop student, but also by any Toker + Associates employee, should the need to consult a general guideline of the office LEED standards arise.

Folder Use LEED documentation for each project is stored within the relevant project folder on the T:\ Drive. Within the project’s main directory, the LEED folder is usually labeled as follows: #-LEED. The #-LEED folder is broken down into a series of folders that contain project information that must be submitted to the CaGBC. With the exception of the “Credit Documentation” folder, most of these documents serve the same purpose as a ‘cover letter’ for the LEED submission. They include such documentation as the Overall Project Narrative (a summary of the strategies employed for each credit), the LEED Checklist (an automated form that is completed as the documentation is compiled), and the project’s internal LEED Matrix. Credit Documentation This will be the most frequently used #-LEED sub-folder. It contains all of the working and complete credit documentation. Folders have been broken down by category, credit/prerequisite, and type of documentation. Sample:



Credit Documentation

Sustainable Sites


toker + associates TERM 2B Co-op > FIRM Toker + Associates > MEDIA Microsoft Word, Excel > COMPLETED 12/2012

LEED Matrix The LEED Matrix is a document that is used to internally organize and identify the status of each individual credit and, even more specifically, each individual document needed for the initial submission and subsequent audit. This document must be updated whenever any document is received, filed, and/or reviewed. Note: Although this tool can be incredibly useful, if it is not updated immediately upon receipt of documentation, it can lead to confusion when information is requested from responsible parties multiple times. Sample: Project Info; includes project name, number, location, and CaGBC number (issued upon registration).

Approx. document submission timeline: Pre-Construction During Construc. Post-Construc.

Credit status indicators: Outstanding Complete/Received At Risk Not attempted Upon completion, the entire credit row is coloured green.

Detailed status information. Including dates will help to track progress and follow up on incomplete documents.

Responsible parties. Subconsultant companies will vary by project, as will a few of their LEED responsibilities. Refer to LLT file.

Comments regarding credit documentation status, consultant advice, etc. Together, they form a concise overview.

Sustainable Sites credit 1

[Credit Folders]


> > > > >

Folder Use LEED Matrix LEED Letter Templates The Process Terms

Audit Material


Reference Material

Working Files/ Superseded

Files that fall under “audit material” are clearly identified by the LEED-CI Reference Manual. They will only be submitted to the CaGBC if requested after the ‘submittal’ material has been reviewed by the committee once and the credit has been chosen to be ‘audited’ or further investigated.

Files that are “submittals” are clearly identified by the LEED-CI Reference Manual. These are all of the files that are initially submitted to the CaGBC. Every credit must include a LEED

Reference material generally covers any material that is prepared for an external party in order to clarify what is needed in order to complete the credit documentation. This may include scans of the reference manual, etc.

This folder is for all partially complete credit documentation or material. As a personal preference, I have been storing all of the received material in this folder, before transferring it to the appropriate audit and submittal folders once all of the necessary information has been collected.

Letter Template

that has been signed by the responsible party.

Setting Up LEED Projects It’s fairly simple to set up a new LEED project. An empty set of folders may be found after following a file path similar to “T:\ > !Toker > 4-Templates > LEED”. Simply copy the folder into the relevant active project folder, and then complete as much as possible of the blank matrix and Letter Template files. This includes the title of the project, the project number, responsibility columns (consultant company names) and so on and so forth. A detailed explanation of both the LEED Matrix and LEED Letter Template file will follow.

LEED Letter Template File

Basic File Characteristics The Letter Template File is composed of a number of tabs that have general project information, as well as an individual tab for every credit. The first few tabs feature a set of forms and matrixes that must be completed in order for the rest of the file to be auto-filled with the relevant information. Below are the instructions that have been provided by the CaGBC regarding the completion of these tabs. Project specific information may be obtained from the Project Manager.

Instructions These templates have been created to facilitate and organize the LEED application process. In order to properly use these templates, please follow these steps: The Team - Fill out all members of the team, including their full names, contact information, and company / organization name as you would like it to appear below each template. If a specific occupation or individual is not covered under the Team Member column, please enter in the job description under "Other: (please list)" and fill out the necessary information accordingly.


Letter Templates

Project Info - Enter project information into the following sheet, including the building ventilation type and tenant project characteristics. This information will not only aid in documentation, but will adjust the credit specific templates. It is important to note that failure to complete the Project Info properly could cause credits to not register as achieved. NOTE: Budget can be expressed EITHER by square foot or square metre for convenience.

Scorecard -A LEED-CI project checklist has been supplied to aid the project team by identifying which credits have registered as achieved based on the credit specific information supplied. Please note: an unlocked version of this scorecard for design facilitation purposes is available from the CaGBC Website for members.

Submittal List - Provides a concise summary of what items must be submitted at the time of application and what format these items must be in. For submission of specific credits, please convert the template to a .pdf file, and send to the appropriate party for printing and signature. Printing should be done on the company’s letterhead, with appropriate logos/text to ensure compliance, and paper copies should be collected by the LEED Consultant for documentation purposes.

Letter Templates - Input information required to declare fulfillment of credit requirements. Follow prompts to ensure entry of correct and complete supporting documentation. Note successful achievement is only registered once credit achievement has been declared, and required fields are completed. (NOTE: it is not possible to cut/paste electronic letterhead into the LEED Letter Templates - instead a .pdf must be made and the procedure noted above followed.)

Based on my experience, the two most important aspects of completing LEED documentation are awareness and organizational development. Awareness It’s important to develop an awareness of the documents that you will be requesting from consultants. Many individuals that you will interact with will have submitted some LEED documentation in the past and therefore may have a rough idea of what information you need from them. In these cases, make sure to provide the individual with a concise but thorough list of the documents/details that you require. Finer details may be a pain to acquire, but if you request them from the first set of correspondence, you’ll have much more success than requesting it as a follow up to an initial submission of documentation. In short, make sure to get everything while you have an individual’s attention! If the individual has never submitted LEED documentation before, simply explain what is required and why you require it in more detail. Feel free to scan a page or two of the Reference Manual and attach it to your email so that the recipient can go through the CaGBC material if he or she wishes. The documentation for certain projects has been partially completed. In these cases, be sure to check and then double check what we do and don’t have on file. It’s a shame to lose credibility by requesting information that the other party is sure they have already submitted. Be sure to go through the Letter Template file, LEED Matrix (comments), and the Audit Material, Submittal, Working File/Superceded, and Reference folders before requesting anything from anyone. It seems like overkill, but can save you a lot of time and follow up emails. Organization

Responsibility - Assign responsibilities to team members early on in the process by entering a "Y" under each credit targeted for the project. All relevant information entered as part of the previous step will automatically be filled in at the bottom of each template. This step should be completed before the Credit Specific templates are filled in.

Developing an organizational strategy will help you stay on top of the documentation and to address concerns in a timely manner. After you have sent out a number of requests for documentation, two possible scenarios may result: Packages

[Project Name] Letter Templates. xls

During my work term, I created a series of “LEED Packages” that were sent out to consultants in order to expedite documentation submission. They were made for SNC, MNP, City 9 and City 12 and resulted in moderate success. A summary of outstanding documentation, as well as example letter templates for reference and revision were included. They may be used as a guide in the future, but do require some revision as per the ‘Responsibility’ tab of each individual project.

LEED® Canada CI - File last modified: 2007-05-10


If you are completing a Letter Template and can’t seem to alter or enter information in a certain field, check that the field hasn’t been completed in the ‘Project Info’ tab. The relevant value can only be altered via this field before it will populate the entire document in all similar fields. Before being issued for signing, all Letter Templates must indicate that the credit or prerequisite credit has been achieved. This is also an automated action within the file and can be verified by simply looking at the portion of the Letter Template that says “Points Documented” or “Prerequisite Documented”. Some templates such as the WEc1.1-1.2 letter template are dynamic forms. This means that they contain drop-down menus and many numeric fields. In these cases, it may be most efficient to simply provide the responsible party with the tab itself. Extract the Excel sheet by right-clicking on the tab and selecting “Move or Copy”. In the dialog box that appears, select “(new book)” from the drop-down menu under “Move selected sheets To book:”. Make sure to click the radio button next to the “Create a copy” option. The idea is to only send a copy of the tab, as opposed to removing the sheet from the original copy. The entire completed file must be included in the LEED submission.



1.0 - Attempted and/or achieved 1.0 - To be investigated further 1.0 - Not attempted and/or not achieved

Point category summary. Ensure that these are always set up as Excel formulas so that the point totals will update automatically. Category summaries may be found in the Reference Manual.

The Letter Template should be the last document that is signed and submitted. If this routine is followed, fewer errors/revisions will have to be made once the documentation is compiled. The “Responsibility Tab” of the LEED Letter Template File will be auto-filled with the signatory individual’s name and affiliation.


The Process

This document is the second main LEED file that will need to be routinely updated and consulted. The blank file is issued by the CaGBC and is used to generate LEED Letter Templates that are more commonly referred to using the acronyms ‘LLT’ and ‘LT’. These terms all refer to each credit’s individual cover sheet. The Letter Template is usually a declaration that the requirements of the credit have been met and that the relevant documentation has been submitted. In some cases, they feature charts that must be filled. These templates are PDF’d and sent to the responsible party, and then both digitally and physically filed under the appropriate credit folder(s)/binder(s) once they have been signed.

Current point standing of project. As credit documentation is received, situations may arise in which some points are gained and some are lost. The point standing of each credit must be updated (if necessary) upon receipt of documentation.

The first scenario is that you will receive no documentation and/or responses. If this is the case, come up with a plan to send out follow up emails once a week or with increasing frequency. If this is unsuccessful, you may need to call the responsible parties. The Project Manager may be able to become involved and to pressure individuals to send you information. In the second case, you will receive a number of documents at once. If this occurs, you should be prepared to quickly review and assess the provided documentation before following up with the individual to address any deficiencies. Coming up with a quick series of steps to go through before following up on the submission will both help you become more aware of what is being submitted, as well as avoid confusion. Feel free to develop a method that works best for you. To give you a bit of a guide, upon receiving documentation the steps I went through were as follows: • Save the received files in a central ‘LEED’ location that is sorted by date. • Open the material and name it appropriately, making sure to include the project name and the type of document (Lighting Schedule, etc.) • Print the material and read through all of it. This will become the hard copy. • Go over the LEED Matrix and determine if the documentation that has been received contains all of the information that is necessary to complete the credit. You should be able to colour all of the yellow boxes green, and consequently make the entire row green. • If you determine that certain information is missing, carefully comb through the received documents to make sure the information isn’t under a sub-heading of a submitted document. • Make any final updates to the matrix. • If you change any yellow cells to green, make sure to save the file in the relevant credit ‘Working Files’ folder. (Some files will apply to multiple credits - make sure to save a copy under each credit. Only one hard copy is necessary; make a note with a list of the associated credits and attach it to the hard copy.) • Review the Letter Template. Sometimes the LLT will contain a chart that will list required details. Make sure that you have all of this information. • Edit the list of outstanding documentation and follow up on the email. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) will be submitted for review throughout the construction process. Product VOC concentrations must be expressed in grams per litre and verfied against the EQc4.1-4.4 VOC limit charts within the Reference Manual. MSDS sheets must be stamped as reviewed and the stamped page must be scanned and saved under the relevant credit.

Budget The project budget may be obtained from the Project Manager. This document will allow you to fill out a number of fields within the ‘Project Info’ tab of the LEED Letter Template file. Without this information, it will be impossible to generate complete PDFs for a number of credits. Find this information as soon as possible!

CIR Credit Interpretation Request - Project teams sometimes request the CaGBC to verify the use of certain strategies to achieve LEED credits. The CaGBC posts its rulings on its website, and these rulings then become legitimate precedents for other teams to utilise the same strategies in order to achieve the credit.

Construction/Contractor The contractor is responsible for the ‘work’ that goes into constructing the project and managing the labour intensive aspects of a project. Contractors will submit MSDS for review throughout the construction process, and are responsible for a number of material and pre-occupancy workplace safety credits.

Electrical Electrical engineers handle all of the power and data wiring of the project. Lighting documentation and energy efficiency related documentation is typically collected from these consultants. Please note that task lighting usually falls under the scope of the Furniture Distributor.

Furniture Distributor The furniture distributor is usually involved in the ordering and shipment of systems and occasional furniture (Division 12). As long as the furniture inventory is acquired, much of the furniture related LEED-CI documentation may be internally completed. Furniture manufacturers are quite diligent about posting ‘green’ information on their websites.

Innovation in Design Credits Innovation in Design credits may be achieved through exceptional performance in a certain category (such as 40% Water Efficiency) or by meeting the requirements of a CIR (see above). Many LEED-CI Innovation points may be gained through the use of third party certified sustainable products (Cradle to Cradle, etc.)

LEED-CI LEED for Commercial Interiors is the most often pursued LEED certification program at Toker + Associates. This LEED program primarily addresses office tenant improvement (renovation) projects.

LEED Accredited Professional Dedre is a LEED accredited professional and fulfills the requirements of IDc2. Letter Templates that are the responsibility of Toker may be signed by Dedre or by the Project Manager.

LEED Letter Template This is the standardized cover sheet that the CaGBC issues to be included with all LEED submissions. They generally feature a declaration that the credit requirements have been met as well as an affirmation that the required documentation is included with the template in the submission.

LEED Matrix The matrix is an internal Toker document that is updated on an on-going basis. It is used to determine which information has been submitted and which information is outstanding. It is sometimes issued to project teams and/or clients in order to provide an assessment of the project’s current LEED standing.

LEED Reference Manual Toker has two LEED Reference Manuals (LEED-CI and LEED-NC) and a brief summary of LEED-EB:OM. These manuals should always be kept at hand for reference and clarification as they explain submission and audit requirements in great detail (alongside example calculations and so on and so forth).

Mechanical The mechanical scope of work usually includes all of the HVAC&R equipment that falls within the project scope. Appliances are usually specified by the client or Toker.

My CaGBC My CaGBC is a portion of the CaGBC website that will provide you with any blank documents you may need. This includes blank checklists, and Letter Templates, but not blank Matrixes. This may be found in the LEED folder under “4 Templates” on the Toker server. CIRs may also be researched here. CaGBC Login: Password: Jesper

MSDS Material safety data sheets contain information regarding a product’s physical and chemical properties. It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner. The VOC limist are usually the only portion of MSDS that are addressed by LEED. Note: EQc4.4 does not utilize the VOC “budget” or “limit” system. Instead the relevant MSDS must explicitly state that no ureaformaldahyde is present in the product.

Narrative This is a short letter that is prepared for credits for which some kind of extra explanation is required. If credit requirements have not been met for a particular reason, a short narrative can be used to argue in favour of the achievement of the credit. These (Toker) documents are completed with Dedre’s digital signature and must be submitted with all Innovation in Design credits.

Project Narrative Upon the successful compilation of all credit documentation, an overall project narrative that describes the project and all sustainable strategies employed (broken down credit by credit) must be completed.

Schedule A lighting or HVAC schedule is required for a number of credits. This is simply a document that lists all of the utilized equipment and each product’s symbol on the accompanying set of HVAC/lighting drawings.

Shop Drawing/Cut Sheet/Spec Sheet Don’t be fooled - these are all the same thing. The manufacturer of a product will issue a sheet of specifications that must be included in a large number of LEED credits. If the responsible party is taking too long to submit this information to you, a possible solution is to acquire a list of the products used (such as the schedule) and download them from the manufacturer’s website.



TERM 2A > COURSE Iconography 3 > MEDIA Lasercut Basswood, Taskboard, Millboard, Acrylic Paint, MDF, Cardstock (various) > COMPLETED 09/2011 > GROUP MEMBERS Michelle Duong, Cynthia Eng, Carly Kandrack, Emily Li, Paniz Moayeri

In Iconography 3, sacred spaces were researched and constructed at a scale of 1:100 in order to enrich our understanding of their planning and relationships to past structures. The Basilica di San Clemente in Rome as it stands today is built above two previously utilized sacred spaces, one of which was a centre for the clandestine gathering of the practitioners of Mithraism. The model was constructed by five of my peers and myself.

My personal contributions to the model include the the complete construction of the bottommost level in conjunction with Emily Li. A plan of the space was laser cut twice, once as a base and then once as the top of the walls, while each individual wall was measured and cut by hand in order to ensure laser cut pieces were not confused and that all material thicknesses were accounted for. Further contributions include a portion of the CAD detailing of the ceilings as well as the construction of the dome above the altar and samller domes above the various niches.


fun 01 02 03 01 > Kawasaki Ninja 250R Acrylic on Canvas 02 > Masquerade Print (Ink on Paper) 03 > A Glimmer of Green Acrylic on Cardstock




01 > August 22, 2011 Sarnia, Ontario CA 02 > July 16, 2011 Sarnia, Ontario CA 03 > August 19, 2011 Palma, Majorca SP




04 > July 31, 2011 Sarnia, Ontario CA

more fun

TERM OSSD > COURSE Technological Design > MEDIA Plywood, CNC Router, CorelDRAW > COMPLETED 09/2011 > PARTNER Sarah Robertson


I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Trimira Garach Portfolio 2013  

A collection of my most recent work. A PDF version of this document may be downloaded from Dropbox via the info link below.

Trimira Garach Portfolio 2013  

A collection of my most recent work. A PDF version of this document may be downloaded from Dropbox via the info link below.