Trisha Arts

Trisha Arts

Toronto, ON, CA

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I am currently completing my third year in the M.Arch program at the Daniel’s School of Architecture, Landscape, and Design in Toronto, Canada in pursuit of a creative and rewarding career in architecture. The M.Arch program at UofT, the BAS program at Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urban Design, and professional experience has provided me with strong technical skills and has inspired me to produce thought provoking and creative design strategies. I strive to have a rewarding career in architecture, one which enables continuous learning and development. 

I have diverse professional experience, working at large and small firms on a variety of projects. I have strong teamwork skills. I demonstrate the ability to collaborate with colleagues in order to produce high-quality products under short timelines. During my time at KPMB Architects I worked with several individuals including the marketing team, partners, and senior architects. I captured their various perspectives and opinions, and as a result, I was able to produce original graphics, drawings, and models, that were used in several project competitions. I displayed advanced organizational and design skills, as demonstrated through my time at KPMB and Kearns Mancini Architects.

I have been involved with KPMB LAB, a collaborative research studio focusing on innovative and creative design, pushing the boundaries of current design and fabrication. Working collaboratively with a small team, organizational skills were necessary to meet tight deadlines. My strong organizational skills allowed me to support the team through the production of presentations, design details, conceptual design and production of drawings and graphics. My experience with KPMB LAB has deepened my understanding of creating interesting, thought provoking architecture while ensuring the client’s needs are met (and surpassed).

Most recently I was a teaching assistant for undergrad and master students at the University of Toronto. My roles included providing undergrad students with desk crits as well as formal critiques on final projects, including giving feedback and grading student work. As a group of 6 TA we coordinated the modeling and production of 4 site models for the students. As a TA for a visual communications course for master students my role was to facilitate tutorials using Grasshopper for Rhino including lecturing to a class of 75.

Additionally, I demonstrate strong critical thinking and communication skills, fundamental to an architectural intern. My education has exposed me to a variety of architectural practices and styles. Through this, I have gained an appreciation for the relationship between how buildings are carved into the existing urban fabric, and how sustainability is incorporated into urban form. My thesis explores deployable facilities for areas of crisis, focusing this term on providing temporary healthcare to Northern Canada. The project involves a large consideration for the cultural aspects of Indigenous communities and how to build in extreme climates. 



University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, Teaching Assistant

• Providing undergrad students with desk crits and formal critiques on studio projects
• Assisting in creating site models for students using digital fabrication
• Assisting students learning grasshopper programming
• Lecturing to a class of 75 students

Sep 2017 - current

KPMB Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect

• Coordination of SD and DD drawing set for a major Toronto corporate project
• Preparing presentations of design studies for client meetings
• Assisting with KPMB Lab design for innovative ideas and approaches

Apr 2017 - Sep 2017

KPMB Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Marketing Intern

• Facilitating marketing functions on all levels of new business development and publicity/public relations
• Assisting marketing department by providing graphic support in preparation of proposals, award submissions and presentations
• Updating internal and external websites and social media
• Research for new pursuits, including the analysis of competition• Coordination and development of new company website

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

Kearns Mancini Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect

• Liaising with clients + consultants through the use of Aconex (contract admin software)
• Supporting Project Lead on Contract Admin items including review of shop drawings, issuing submittal reviews, documenting and recording site visits
• Developing construction details + working drawings as per OBC standards
• Collaboration with a small team to produce DD documentation including addendums

Apr 2014 - Sep 2015


University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2015 - current

Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Apr 2014