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taryn gerlag

Position: intern architect
Categories: Intern Architects
Accreditation: M.Arch

Education

M.Arch, University of Witwatersrand – Johannesburg, South Africa

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects

2012 – 2015, Architect, South Africa

2009 – 2012, Intern Architect, South Africa

2003 – 2006, Junior Drafting Technician, South Africa

Born and raised in South Africa, Taryn’s passion for architecture was kindled during many visits to her father’s residential developments. Her interest in socio-economic and environmental sustainability inspired her to base her thesis on the sustainable adaptation of suburban infrastructure and residential design. Starting in 2009, Taryn co-lectured Advanced Construction to the BAS Honors students on a part-time basis while working for a small firm. Taryn’s experience in architecture is focused on residential, commercial, educational, and industrial developments. In 2012, she started her own practice in preparation of becoming a mother and loved every minute of it!

Having moved to beautiful BC in 2015, Taryn enjoys spending time with her young family and exploring the local natural beauty. In her spare time, she dabbles in furniture design and manufacturing, oil painting, and portraiture. She loves to connect with people and host gatherings. She is super excited to be part of such a dynamic team at SOA and is currently working towards becoming a registered architect in Canada.

taryn gerlag

intern architect

Education M.Arch, University of Witwatersrand – Johannesburg, South Africa Employment...

Mohammad Faraz Shaikh

Position: intern architect AIBC
Categories: Intern Architects
Accreditation: B.Arch, PG. BIM-LM, PG. Green Architecture

Education

B.Arch, University of Pune
PG. BIL-LM, Algonquin College – with honours
PG. Green Architecture Algonquin College – with honours

Employment Summary

2022 – Present, Station One Architects
2020 – 2021 Graduate Architect & BIM Specialist, Ottawa
2017 – 2018, Architect, India
2014 – 2017, Jr. Architect, India

Mohammad has worked on architectural projects in five countries and more than 3.5 million sq.ft. of designed space. He has contributed to a diverse range of projects in India, Singapore, China, the USA and Canada, such as hotels, high-rise residential developments, business parks and single family homes (including net-zero and passive homes). Mohammad has a strong inclination towards arts and aspired to be an architect since childhood.

Being a lifelong student, Mohammad is always open to learning and is inquisitive about technology and sustainability. When he’s not at the office, he loves sketching, reading and working out.

Mohammad Faraz Shaikh

intern architect AIBC

Education B.Arch, University of Pune PG. BIL-LM, Algonquin College –...

Martin Song

Position: intern architect AIBC
Categories: Intern Architects
Accreditation: M.Arch., B.A., LEED GA
Affiliation: Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Education

M.Arch., University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia associate
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards member

Employment Summary

2023 – Present, Intern Architect, Chilliwack
2022 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Toronto
2022 – Editorial Assistant, Toronto

Martin studied architecture at the University of Toronto where he honed his interest in the technical aspects of the discipline, focusing on areas including building science, 3D scans, 3D printing and parametric design. He was honoured to be part of the Thesis Studio: Using Trees in the City, where he explored the possibility of merging technologies with natural tree forms, creating new approaches to sustainability. He is also a licensed drone pilot and a VR user. With a strong interest in sustainability and technology, he brings innovative ideas and creativity to projects.

Martin is a dog-lover (his dog’s name is Tuna). He enjoys getting outside to fish and hike, as well as games and movies at home.

Martin Song

intern architect AIBC

Education M.Arch., University of Toronto Professional Affiliations Architectural Institute of...

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