Claire Cybulski

Claire Cybulski

Toronto, ON, CA



I can sew, make elaborate physical models, draw (especially people), design HVAC systems, digitally model almost anything (in almost any software), draft with AutoCAD and Microstation, render with V-Ray, and make things beautiful with Adobe Creative Suite.

I recently completed my Master of Architecture at the University of Toronto. I have a degree and three years’ work experience in mechanical engineering, and last year I spent six months in Berlin interning at Sauerbruch Hutton Architects.

My MArch thesis centred on (fictive) explorations into experimental housing done by the bored housewives of physicists and other technical staff working at Site Y (Los Alamos, NM) of the Manhattan Project.


Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect

Oct 2013 - current

Self-Employed, Toronto, ON, CA, Fashion Designer/Seamstress (Freelance)

* Designed and sewed custom wedding and formal dresses for clients

Mar 2004 - current

Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin, DE, Intern (Full Time)

* Developed facade designs and related elevations and digital models for international invited competitions
* Developed plans and related preliminary structural design concepts for light steel and concrete construction
* Produced renderings for publications, competition panels and client evaluation
* Responsible for final competition panel layouts

Jun 2012 - Dec 2012

ABC CAD, Calgary, AB, CA, CAD Designer (Freelance)

* Drafted architectural & mechanical floor plans, elevations, equipment schedules and layouts for small tenant improvement projects
* Interpreted local codes and by-laws
* Met stringent deadlines on short notice

Jul 2010 - Nov 2012

Perez Engineering, Vancouver, BC, CA, Mechanical Engineer-in-Training (Full-Time)

* Designed conventional and “green” heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and plumbing layouts for new and existing buildings, including low- and high-rise residential and commercial developments, labs, universities, and single family homes
* Documented LEED points for submission to the Canadian Green Building Council
* Interacted with architects, contractors, suppliers and clients
* Managed tender and construction issues

Nov 2006 - Jul 2009

McGill University Centre for Intelligent Machines, Montreal, QC, CA, Student Mechanical Designer (Summer & Curricular)

* Designed a machine to mimic curvature for use in haptics research
* Engineered linkage mechanism and chose mechanical and electromechanical components
* Machined complex parts using conventional milling and lathing, CNC and 3D printing

Sep 2005 - Aug 2006


University of Toronto, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Apr 2013

McGill University, Bachelors, Engineering (Mechanical)

Sep 2002 - Apr 2006


Professional Experience Award, Award


Selected Participant, Here Be Monsters, Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape & Design Student Exhibition 2011, Other


Hattie Eileen Sommerville Scholarship, University of Toronto, Scholarship


Trow Scholarship, University of Toronto, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization