Ashley Biren

Ashley Biren

Toronto, ON, CA




Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, CA, Graduate Assistant

• Effectively managed all course activities in architectural history and construction documentation for 100-150 intermediate level students: ASC 103 Built Context, ASC 622 Construction Documentation
• Evaluated assignments, examinations and advised students on a variety of course topics
• Prepared and instructed lectures while providing weekly individual guidance through tutoring and mentoring

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning, Toronto, ON, CA, Junior Designer

• Developed emerging design concepts for the revitalization of 180,000 sq. ft. luxury shopping center Hazelton Lanes
• Developed the master plan and future design initiatives for Phase 2 of the large community-scale retail center Parkway Mall
• Assisted in the design development of 1,203,500 sq. ft. Phase 2 of the King Liberty Rail land mixed-use project
• Executed building permits and working drawings for The Neighbourhoods of Leslieville, an urban townhouse development
• Successfully utilized BIM software throughout schematic, design development and construction phases for all projects

Sep 2011 - Aug 2013

onespace unlimited inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Technologist

• Effectively multi-tasked a variety of projects while ensuring high quality deliverables to all superiors.
• Proficiently interpreted, revised and assessed construction documents for Orchard Point Harbour condo development and California Condos.
• Effectively solved floor layout configurations in design development stage for 111 St. Clair - Imperial Plaza.
• Excelled at drafting marketing drawings for Two Gladstone.
• Assisted in preparing drawing packages for committee of adjustment and PZR.
• Communicated effectively when assisting architects in contract administration.
• Performed 3D Modeling for presentation and schematic design phase.

May 2010 - Aug 2010


Toronto Metropolitan University, MArch, Architecture

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

Toronto Metropolitan University, BArch, Architectural Science

Jan 2007 - Jan 2011


AIA Henry Adams Medal, Award

The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (or CACB for Canadian schools).


ARCC King Student Medal, Award

Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, the ARCC/King Student Medal is given to one student per consortium-member college per year. Selection is based upon criteria that acknowledge innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.


OAA Guild Medal, Award

Awarded for having the highest graduating average and outstanding thesis for the Master of Architecture program.


The Architecture Canada Honour Roll, Award

The RAIC award recognizes students who have achieved high academic standing in the top 10% of their graduating class.


Nominee for the Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners in Architecture, Nomination

The Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners is awarded to a recent graduate of a Canadian school of architecture who demonstrates exceptional potential in contemporary architectural design.

The prize recipient will have the opportunity to broaden his or her knowledge of contemporary architecture culture by visiting a selection of works of architecture. The recipient will also be able to expand her or his professional skills through an internship at an internationally acclaimed architectural firm, anywhere in the world.


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