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Stephanie Braconnier

Stephanie Braconnier

Toronto, ON, CA

 

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About 

My interests vary broadly between landscape infrastructure & urban systems, public spaces, design theory, and context-driven architecture. I am passionate about building positive natural connections in urban settings. Meaningful sense of place is an important human need.

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Employment 

Public Work, Toronto, ON, CA, Designer

May 2013 - current
 

Projectbüro Sinai, Berlin, DE, Architect | Landscape Architect

Sinai is an award-winning firm with a focus on transforming difficult post-war & post-Soviet urban spaces, industrial remediation, large-scale masterplans and sustainable waterfront development. While here, I

Participated in the design and presentation of 12 competitions as part of a team, resulting in 5 new projects,
Worked on existing projects to help with concept & design development, detailing, and visualisation,
Made and managed 3D models for both concept design and construction detailing,
Created all visualisations including rendering and post-production,
Prepared 1:1 details for construction prototypes

Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
 

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Berlin, DE, 3D Visualizer

I was contracted to create visualisations from raw renders for use in a high-profile urban design competition in Zhengzhou, China

Result: First prize & project commission

Dec 2011 - Dec 2011
 

KBR Construction & Engineering, Edmonton, AB, CA, Workface Planner

Worked on-site to assist with equipment installation in the field
Managed a complex 3-D model to locate specific installation data
Communicated revised schedules from management to the field office
Tracked and recorded daily progress reports

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Tekton Arkitekten, Amsterdam, NL, Intern Architect

The firm has a focus on urban residential, institutional and cultural projects. While interning, I

Assisted with the following projects: Amsterdam Danshuis, De Drie Hoven care facility competition, Dorpshuis Tienhoven, Hong Kong Design Expo.
Built models for all current and prospective projects
Worked between hand drawing and adobe suite to prepare graphic presentations for clients
Helped prepare competition models and drawings

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Studio T Design Ltd., Calgary, AB, CA, Drafting Assistant

Minor design work and hand-drafted revisions on residential projects
Graphic and administrative work as required

May 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, MArch, Master of Architecture

2 year Master's program in department 11: 'Design in an Architectural Context'

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
 

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, Bachelor of Environmental Design

Pre-professional architecture degree, fully accredited by the CACB (Canadian Architectural Certification Board)
Sexton Scholar (GPA above 3.85), Dean’s List

Sep 2007 - May 2009
 

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History

Focus on visual fine arts, art and architecture history
Fine arts classes included drawing, painting, and sculpting
Distinctions: Haliburton Canada 4 year scholarship; Jason Lang Memorial scholarship; Fine Arts Research scholarship; Dean’s list

Sep 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Awards 

Habitat for Humanity - ReSpace 2012 Competition, Honorable Mention

reFrame was the only international entry to be granted a distinction in the 2012 ReSpace Competition (presented by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, the Raleigh Chapter of Architecture for Humanity).

reFrame was designed to be a flexible space that could be used privately (e.g., workshop, garden shed, getaway cabin) or expanded for community use (e.g., library, community kitchen, park pavilion).

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

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