Located at the heart of an emerging landscape for innovation, Kickstart is a mixed-use proposal which makes new technology more accessible to the public and the community. The building supports young and creative entrepreneurs who are looking for affordable, resourceful, and collaborative spaces to work. The program is centered around the innovative capabilities of 3D printing and houses different technologies on every floor. The ground level engages the public with a 3D printing bistro, retail store, and prototyping studio. The co-working levels promote collaboration through programmatic “neighbourhoods” of activity.
The DESC is a platform for showcasing student achievements.. The intent for this buildings i to be the first of a series to increase the density in the engineering quarters on the Burnaby BCIT campus.. I wanted students who use the building to be able to succeed in their endeavours, socialize with friends, and showcase their work.
Strathcona Park, 2017
For this studio project, the challenge was to design in the manner of a given architect. In the manner of Alvar Aalto, the building serves as a democratic gateway into Strathcona Park and is comprised of a community of uses, synonymous to the context surrounding the Northeast corner of the site.
In response to the issues of densification in the city, the main courtyard acts as a street that is given back to the people of the community as a liberating gesture for the public realm.
BCIT Exterior Pavilion, 2017
The design guidelines set out by the BCIT Student Association required a modular structure that could be moved, dismantled, or easily replicated across campus.
In response to the design challenges, the pavilion is made of two CLT shells, and one cold-rolled, steel shell. Each cube is 10’ x 10’ x 10′ as a direct relationship to the transportation restraints of a truck bed. The CNC wooden panels replicate the silhouette of a mountain range, and allows students to walk through the valley of the mountain.
Architectural Connections Logo, 2017
The four overlaid boxes characterizes the four different years of study in architectural technology at BCIT. The boxes represent the connections made possible between students of each year in the program through the club, while the colours pay respect to the original logo.
In an effort to amplify the online presence of the club, a new logo was made to reinvent the club’s branding strategy. Business cards were also designed in order to connect with external peers and professionals.
Granville Island South Shore, 2016
For the Granville Island project, the challenge was to implement a permanent or temporary residence that would revitalize a chosen area on the island.
Since Granville Island is recognized as one of Vancouver’s must-see tourist attractions, the intent of the program was to bring tourists right into the heart of Vancouver and provide an opportunity to experience the active and social lifestyle adopted by the locals.
Robson Redux, 2015
Floe was a winning entry in the 2015 Robson-Redux in-house design competition hosted by Architectural Connections (BCIT).
Floe embodies the consequences of climate change often overlooked in prevailing “green” culture. Through the juxtaposition of ice on a hot summer’s day, Floe exhibits the relationship of our port city to the reality of rising sea levels and severe climate change. The design is loosely modeled after the bridges that divide the coastline of False Creek; although the divisions are geographical, they serve as a vital connection within our city.