Cindy Nachareun
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cindy.nachareun@ucalgary.ca

A Calgary/Vancouver based interdisciplinary designer, Cindy is currently a Master of Architecture student at the University of Calgary. She previously received a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

She questions how we may meaningfully move with and through the world around us by making and simultaneously speculating on what could be. How do objects in our life ground us in place? How do spaces morph and change over time through our own understanding of its use? By asking these questions, her approach to design, while deliberate and informed, is one that embraces the potential for unintended use and user ownership. She is interested in community spatial agency and shifting the way we view the role of design in our everyday through participatory design practices.


Education

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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Master of Architecture
September 2019 - May 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN
Bachelor of Design
September 2014 - May 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Skills
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TECHNICAL
Rhino, Grasshopper, Blender, Maya, AutoCAD, Revit, Solidworks

VISUALIZATION
Adobe CC (Ai/Ps/Id/Lr/Pr), Blender, Enscape


Competitions/Awards
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COHOS EVAMY TRAVEL GRANT
Team: AEDE
June 2021


EMOTIONS, ARCHITECTURE, OPIOIDS (2nd Place)
Project: Common Ground
Combo Competitions
Team: Vivian Ton, Melissa Amodeo, Natalie Sandelli
September 2020


PARK(ING) DAY (AALA Grant)
Project: The Sleepwalk
City of Calgary
Team: Vivian Ton, Davin Cheng
September 2020
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

THE GREAT HATCH
(1st Place,
Pacific Health Innovation eXchange Grand Prize)
Project: BeLeaf
Hatching Health
March 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Work Experience
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DESIGN STUDENT
hcma architecture + design
August 2021 - Present
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Tactical Urbanism Calgary - NEXTCalgary
(Supervisor: Dr. Fabian Neuhaus) 

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
April 2021 - August 2021
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
1M+NXC - NEXTCalgary
(Supervisor: Dr. Fabian Neuhaus) 

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
February 2021 - April 2021
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
ARST 201 - Introduction to Architecture and Design
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
July 2020 - August 2020

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

DESIGN & DECOR ASSISTANT
Capilano Group
June 2018 - August 2019
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Other Related Experience
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EDITOR
ULTRA Journal 6
September 2021 - Present
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


PRODUCTION LEAD
ISM ARTS & CULTURE
Project: EsVedra VR Wellness App
April 2021 - August 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


EXPERIENCE DESIGN ADVISOR
ISM ARTS & CULTURE
AUGUST 2020 - Present

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CO-FOUNDER
Advocates for Equitable Design Education
July 2020 - Present

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

DESIGNER, FACILITATOR
Vancouver Design Nerds
May 2018 - Present

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

VENUE DESIGN LEAD
TEDxEmilyCarrU
September 2018 - March 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Invited Presentations & Panels
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CITIZEN SPACES
Tactical Urbanism: Spectrum 
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
November 2021
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


TACTICAL URBANISM
ARCH 675 Urban Systems - Making Waves Studio 
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
July 2021
Calgary, Alberta, Canada



Exhibition
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THE SHOW
Project: Syzygy
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
May 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


DESIS Emily Carr University
Project: Caring Coral
Emily Carr University of Art and Design

April 2018 - May 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


DESIS Emily Carr University

Project: A Crowd-Sourced Constitution
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
April 2018 - May 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Publication
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YES2021
Project: Archive of the Commons
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
May 2021
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


ULTRA Journal 5
Project: Deux Ex Machina, Fruiting Bodies
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
May 2021
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


YES2020
Project: Reconvene
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
May 2020
Calgary, Alberta, Canada





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