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ZHI (QUINN) LI

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To whom it may concern, This reference letter has been provided at the request of Zhi (Quinn) Li for her upcoming coop placement. During Quinn’s first placement I was her supervising Project Architect and worked with her throughout her time in our office. She assisted myself and several other coworkers throughout her term on a variety of different projects. Some examples of the kinds of work she completed included AutoCAD and Revit drafting of schematic design, design development and contract document drawings; attending site meetings during contract administration along with senior project team member; and assisting with issuing of site instructions, change orders and payment certificates. Quinn was a very quick study and picked up new tasks with relative ease. She was eager to attempt new challenges and took instruction well. When she first started her term she was junior in her Revit and AutoCAD experience, but she picked up the programs very quickly and was able to contribute to project work within a short period of time. She was a great addition to our office as I am sure she will be in yours. Regards,

David Flett, M.Arch., OAA.

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February 4, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: It is my pleasure to recommend Quinn Li as a student architect at your company. Quinn and I worked together for a co-op work term last year when she was employed as a student architect at DIALOG. During her time at our office, Quinn was hard working and collaborative. She was eager to learn new programs and software to advance her skillset. She also demonstrated her ability to produce high quality renderings for presentation materials. It was her dedication and the extended hours that she put into the work that made the photorealistic renderings successful within tight timeframes. It will be great for Quinn to continue to gain her work experience by being exposed to different offices and opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further insight; I will be more than happy to discuss. Yours truly,

RenĂŠe Leung OAA MARCH MRAIC LEEDÂŽ AP ARCHITECT, ASSOCIATE

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Hello! My name is Zhi (Quinn) Li and I am an undergraduate student currently studying at the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture. Architectural design is the connective tissue between humanity and everything else. Forging physical, emotional, and spiritual sublimity, it enhances the world we live in. Intrigued by this dynamic phenomenon, I seek to explore its potentials and intensities through the creations of abstract and solid forms in my daily life. z663li@edu.uwaterloo.ca +1(905)-805-9000 Milton, Ontario

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Zhi(Quinn) Li EDUCATION

EXPERIENCES

2016 - Present

University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge, ON

2012 - 2016

Craig Kielburger Secondary School (CKSS), Milton, ON

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018

Architectural Assistant

• Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Co-op • Graduated with Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture • Active participation of various volunterrism

DIALOG, Toronto, ON • Collaborated with multiple lead architects, project managers, interior designers, and the marketing team with masterplanning, drawing productions, digital model making, presentation preparations, and textile selections • Expriences on projects of a broad scale, from shopping centre signages to the master plan of an outlet mall

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

Architectural Assistant HDR Architecture Associates Inc., London , ON • Worked with Lead Architect and other team members on a variety of tasks throughout the design and construction process including production of masterplan diagrams, plans, sections, details, and schedules • Handled contract documents and issued change orders • Attended site visits and client meetings

Jun 2017 - Aug

Manufacturing Operations Summer Support Student Teledyne Optech, Vaughan, ON • Created and organized complex laser testing database programs • High teamwork ability through self-guidance, and openess to feedback

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Summer Camp Counselor Milton Youth Theatre Production, Milton, ON • Exceptionally responsible by leading and educating campers from four to twelve years old through theatrical activites and production

ACHIEVEMENTS

SKILLS

2016

President’s Scholarship, University of Waterloo

2012 - 2016

Highest Course Mark, Craig Kielburger Secondary School

2012 - 2016

Principal’s Honor Roll, Craig Kielburger Secondary School

• Entrance Average 90.1% - 94.9% • Highest Mark of current year, achieved in Photography, English, Green Industries, Visual Arts, Healthy Active Living and Canadian History • High School Average >80% every year

Technical

INTERESTS

Adobe Photoshop

Rhinoceros 5

Adobe Illustrator

Maxwell Render

Adobe InDesign

AutoCAD

Adobe Premiere

Sketchup

Vray

Revit

Model Making

Microsoft Office

Hand Drafting

Digital Drafting

3D Modelling

Laser Cutting 5

Other Language Mandarin


FRAGMENTED TRANSITIONS THE SUBLIME INTERACTIONS COCOON RIVERBLUFF STUDIO BUILDING STUDY ARTWORK PHOTOGRAPHY

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FRAGMENTED TRANSITIONS Year_August 2018 Type_2B Term Design Studio Final Project Digital_Adobe Creative Suite, Maxwell, Rhinoceros Materials_Museum Board, Cardboard, Bassword

Nestled along the Grand River in the heart of Southern Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe is the dynamic landscape of the Six Nations Reserve. A diverse site featuring rare grass prairies, Carolinian forests, swamp lands, and ever changing river edge conditions, it is a historical, cultural, and lively tourism location. With engaging programs and activities like kayaking, workshops, and annual Pow Wow events attended by 10, 000 people, an educational community hub is created. To further enhance the richness of such a large piece of land, extending beyond, digging below, and fragmenting into, is a landscape structure that not only is one with the surrounding vibrant Haudenosaunee heritage but also activates more of its extraordinary characteristics.

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NEW PATH + PROGRAMS SPINE ZONE 3

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ZONE 2 ZONE 1 EXISTING PROGRAM

IMPLEMENTED BIOMES WETLANDS FORESTS PRAIRIES

ADDITIONAL GROUND

existing infrastructures

existing forest typology

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forest density vechicle access

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propose gardens

PROGRAM LOCATIONS 1. OFFICES + FACILITIES 2. ZONE 1: CAROLINIAN FOREST 3. ZONE 2: MEADOWS + PRARIES 4. ZONE 3: MARSHLAND 5. EXISTING BOAT/CANOE LAUNCH 6. KAYAK WORKSHOP + LAUNCH 7. SEASONAL POW WOW/PARKING SPACE 8. JOHNSON’S HOUSE

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NE 1: OVERREACH ZONE 1: OVERREACH ZONE 1: OVERREACH 90% : 10%

90% : 10%

90% : 10%

dry/wet

dry/wet

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ZONE 3: TRENCH ZONE 3: TRENCH ZONE 3: TRENCH

SPECIMEN PLANTING SPECIMEN PLANTING SPECIMEN PLANTING

CLUMP PLANTING CLUMP PLANTING CLUMP PLANTING

60% : 40%

MASS PLANTING MASS PLANTING MASS PLANTING

n forestcarolinian forest carolinian forest

ZONE 2: MOUNDS ZONE 2: MOUNDS ZONE 2: MOUNDS

dry/wet maintanence level

60% : 40%

60% : 40%

meadows/prairies meadows/prairies meadows/prairies liatris spicata dalea candida ratibida pinnata prunus virginiana agrostis gigantea elymus canadensis

dry/wet

liatris spicata liatris spicata level dalea candida maintanence dalea candida ratibida pinnata ratibida pinnata prunus virginiana prunus virginiana agrostis gigantea agrostis gigantea elymus canadensiselymus canadensis

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30% : 60%

dry/wet

dry/wet

maintanence level

maintanence level

marshland

marshland

30% : 60%

marshland dry/wet

30% : 60%

dry/wet

eleocharis palustris eleocharis palustris eleocharis palustris maintanence level maintanence level acorus americanus acorus americanus acorus americanus cyperus papyrus cyperus papyrus cyperus papyrus lythrum salicaria lythrum salicaria lythrum salicaria deschampsia cespitosa deschampsia cespitosa deschampsia cespitosa typha angustifolia typha angustifoliatypha angustifolia


OVERREACH corten steel panels glass panels stainless steel railings

MOUNDS folded corten steel retaining walls

TRENCH corten steel balusters stainless steel cables

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DYNAMIC CONDITIONS... adaptng to temporal forces

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OF KAYAK LAUNCH

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UMMER INGSPRING / SUMMER / SUMMER 1. SPRING / SUMMER 2. SUMMER / AUTUMN

MMER AUTUMN SUMMER / AUTUMN / AUTUMN

3. AUTUMN / WINTER

TUMN WINTER AUTUMN / WINTER / WINTER

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flooded vegetation

sedimentation

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rising of dock

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flooded vegetation flooded vegetation flooded vegetation

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vegetation as bank stabilizers

orth displacement of soil and minerals

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vegetation asvegetation bank stabilizers vegetation as bank stabilizers as bank stabilizers

erosion

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rising of dockrising of dock rising of dock

dropping of dock

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leftover debris leftover at edge debris condition leftover at edge debris condition at edge condition

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dropping of dock dropping ofdropping dock of dock

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1 extreme case: flooded = minimal activities

1 extreme case:extreme floodedcase: =extreme minimal flooded case: activities = minimal flooded

2 extreme case: ideal river level range = maximum activities

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extreme case:extreme ideal river case: extreme level ideal range river case: =level ideal maximum range river level activities = maximum range =

3 extreme case: river level too low = restricted to indoor activities

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extreme case:extreme river level case: extreme tooriver low level = case: restricted too riverlow level to = indoor restricted too low activities =to restricted indoor


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THE SUBLIME Year_December 2017 Type_2A Term Design Studio Final Project Digital_Adobe Creative Suite, Maxwell, Rhinoceros Materials_Museum Board, Plexiglass, Basswood, Tinfoil

A system of hydrotherapeutic spaces burrowed deep underground. Voids carved from stone, their crude textures intensified by the flickerings of lantern chambers. Synthesizing with the earth, occupants revert back to a neutral state of being. To experience the delicacy of life co-existing with rapture, like the soft rippling reflections waltzing on decaying walls. It is an escape to rediscover oneself by drifting off into the mellow beyond. From the light conversations flooding the sauna rooms to the laughters in the gathering space conducting activities such as ai chi, aqua yoga, and aqua aerobics, this sanctuary accommodates approximately 500 people. It is a sublime journey into the mist, swallowed by boundless serenity.

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atmospheric studies

textiles and translucency explorations

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“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.� -Immanuel Kant

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sectional model moments

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INTERACTIONS Year_April 2016 Type_1B Term Design Studio Final Project Location_Downtown Toronto Tools_Adobe Creative Suite, Maxwell, Rhinoceros

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it is also located in a strategic location. Sandwiched between a kindergarten and a high school, the library easily appeals to the education of young people, establishing a lively atmosphere of curiosity, discovery, and innovation. The porous glass facade welcomes in diffused natural light, generating a sense of openness, enlightenment, and energy.

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site and other occupancies LIBRARY SITE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS RECREATIONAL/PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

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basement floor plan

PROGRAM AND SERVICE LOCATIONS 1. AUDITORIUM | 2. FIRE EXIT | 3. MEN’S WASHROOM | 4. ELEVATOR | 5. WOMEN’S WASHROOM | 6. MECHANICAL ROOM 7. BIKE RACKS | 8. STAFF ROOM | 9. CUSTOMER SERVICE | 10. SELF CHECK-OUT | 11. BOOK STORAGE | 12. PATIO

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WESTMOUNT AVE: ONE WAY STREET

SECONDARY ENTRANCE

7 UP

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MAIN ENTRANCE

11 DOWN

DIRECT ACCESSBILITY TO DAYCARE’S PLAYGROUND

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ST.CLARE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

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PRE-EXISTING 5M WIDE DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE

ground floor plan and intermediate site context

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second floor plan

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third floor plan

PROGRAM AND SERVICE LOCATIONS 1. AUDITORIUM | 2. FIRE EXIT | 3. MEN’S WASHROOM | 4. ELEVATOR | 5. WOMEN’S WASHROOM | 6. MECHANICAL ROOM 7. BIKE RACKS | 8. STAFF ROOM | 9. CUSTOMER SERVICE | 10. SELF CHECK-OUT | 11. BOOK STORAGE | 12. PATIO

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“core� crosss-section

north lounge corridor crosss-section

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south utilities corridor cross-section

bookcase longitudinal section 30


east longitudinal section

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COCOON Year_April 2017 Type_1B Building Construction Final Project Location_Sierra Madre Mountains, California Digital_Adobe Creative Suite, Maxwell, Rhinoceros

In the complex topology of the Sierra Madre Mountains, blanketed by densely packed oyamel fir trees, is the pinnacle of one of the most breathtaking migrations the world has ever seen. As congregated bulky clumps of flickering orange wings droop from deformed branches, the monarch butterflies reside in these forested mountains west of Mexico City every winter. Sometimes covering up to 10 acres of land. The idea of assembly spawns from this natural phenomenon, inspiring the design of treehouse modular cells that spread amidst the forested mountain range. The minimalist structure gives opportunities of new experiences elevated at different heights off the ground. Employing the organic form of a cocoon, the smooth curves generate high structural stability.

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DETAIL 1 top anchor connection

DETAIL 2 spider connection

DETAIL 3 corner connection

DETAIL 4 floor support connection

DETAIL 5 floor span

DETAIL 6 horizontal tension anchor

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DETAIL 7 staircase anchor

construction axonometric

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“We borrow from nature the space upon which we build.” -Tadao Ando

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RIVERBLUFF STUDIO Year_December 2016 Type_1A Term Design Studio Final Project Location_Cambridge, Ontario Digital_Adobe Creative Suite, Maxwell, Rhinoceros Materials_Millboard, Cardboard, Basswood

A studio designed for the residence of a painter, it sits within a tiered terrain that elevates to a park trail and gradually dips down into the Grand River through a fabric of diverse vegetation. Situated between a cafe and a historical building, public spaces and private quarters are placed in response to the varying existing privacy conditions on the site. With a hierarchy created by two incongruent trapezoidal volumes, visitors are naturally led to the studio space, which is a walk-in workshop and gallery. Textured shadows of the forest canopy establish a pastoral atmosphere as they swarm in from the floor to ceiling east-facing windows. Northern clerestories are also integrated to bring in soft illumination.

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LESS PRIVACY

private v.s. public space and movement diagram

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PROGRAM LOCATIONS

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1.MAIN CORRIDOR 2. ENTRANCE TO STUDIO SPACE 3. STUDIO/WORK SHOP 4. WASHROOM 5. MECHANICAL ROOM 6. WASHING STATION 7. SUPPLY STORAGE 8. OUTDOOR WORKSHOP AREA 9. BOOKSHELF WALL 10. ENTRANCE TO PRIVATE QUARTER 11. DINING AND LIVING ROOM 12. KITCHEN 13. BEDROOM 14. COURTYARD

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southeast elevation

northwest elevation

west facade elevation 41 41


northeast section

southwest section

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BUILDING STUDY Wooden model of Summer Palace

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ARTWORK Free hand sketches and finished work

HALL OF SUPREME HARMONY | august 2016 | ballpoint pen

TOBERMORY | july 2016 | acrylic paint, oil paint

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STILL LIFE | november 2017 | graphite

UNDONE | march 2017 | ballpoint pen

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MIRACLE | march 2018 | scratchboard


PHOTOGRAPHY Digital surrealism

WASHOUT | march 2017

FRECKLES | june 2016

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CERTAIN MADNESS | may 2017

WORLDS | june 2017

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE | july 2017

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Thank You!

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