Modern west coast house project on an existing challenging waterfront lot on Pender Island. The client program required two family units with 3 Bed/ 2 Bath each and a communal space bringing them together. A main house was placed at the rear setback line, celebrating in dramatic fashion the cliff over the ocean. Central design principles were a large courtyard, large glazing for views and modern pacific northwest design. The result is a 3600SF combined dwelling which provides comfort and is in close touch to its' surroundings for a real get-away feel.
THE SHELL HOUSE (BCIT, Spring 2014)
A comprehensive design project for a international student residence on a small vacant site on the BCIT Burnaby campus. The core concepts include the preservation and celebration of the natural assets on this development site; magnificent views of the North Shore mountains as well as a creek running along the east property line situated in a forested area. Further design principles draw inspiration from the form of a shell incorporated into west coast architecture.
Villa Savoye REdesign (BCIT, Fall 2013)
Term project in AutoCAD to redesign the iconic modern style Villa Savoye in France. A complete set of working drawings were produced to express the extensive redesign concept. My take on this project was a realistic approach to modernize this residence while retaining its original architectural integrity. The exterior as well as interior celebrates this very advanced design by preserving the main elements. The main floor is enclosed to maximize the floor plan and the roof section has added green roof space and enhanced views of the surrounding ecology. A pool and rooftop garden provides an addition for the residence.
LEVER HOUSE (BCIT, Spring 2014)
The objective of this project, the redevelopment of the famous Lever House in New York, was to complete a set of drawings for a typical residential tower. Using floor plans, building elevations and a building section to improve the skill sets of Blocks, XREFs, Paperspace and complex layer management. Special attention was paid on CAD drawing formatting in a team project environment, enabling all users to work accurately an efficiently.
Sustainable House (Summer 2010)
A complete design exercise in residential architecture. It was my task to design Jessica's dream home with a green twist and a central focus on a tree. My design developed into a inner courtyard with a tree. The design features a south facing open kitchen and living room, large master bedroom with an unassuming balcony facing south and various interesting bedrooms in the north wing. The layout builds on two parallel running stone walls. Two wings out into the west create the pivotal courtyard which features a tree that can be experienced from most rooms.
Mount Prevost: Tomorrow's Ideal Suburb (Fall 2009)
This project aimed to solve contemporary issues of suburbs in North America. Issues addressed were density, service availability, linear infrastructure, social housing and ecological footprint. This creative, conceptual model expresses a suburb that coexists within its natural environment. 800 people can live a 'green' life on this 200 acre parcel just north of Duncan, BC. 85% of the property is untouched and unchanged to attain maximum ecological integrity. Completed [Fall 2009] under Professor L. McCann, University of Victoria.
Model of Schauspielhaus in Berlin (Spring 2008)
This model depicts the construction of the Schauspielhaus in Berlin (Germany) built in 1884 in neoclassical style. It was my first scale model and a great learning experience. Completed [Spring 2008] under the supervision of B. Weaver, Introduction to Western Architecture.