VMZINC(R) Releases Two-Part Video Interview With Canadian Architect Bernard Jin

Top Quote Leading Provider Of Zinc Products Launches Video Series Profiling Toronto-Based Teeple Architects' Senior Associate On Career And Recent Projects. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) August 09, 2013 - VMZINC® -US , a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has released a two-part video profiling Bernard Jin, B.E.S, B. Arch, OAA, MRAIC, senior associate at Teeple Architects., a Toronto-based architecture firm with a reputation for innovative design and exceptional service. In this video series, Jin discusses the firm's work and design inspiration on the Stephen Hawking Centre at the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, located in Waterloo, Ontario.

    The first video highlights and outlines Jin's education at the University of Waterloo, where he received his architectural degree, as well as his tenure with Teeple Architects since joining the firm in 1996. With 20 years of architectural experience, principally on educational, community and recreational projects, nonprofit residential housing as well as urban design experience and international town and settlement plans, Jin credits the University of Waterloo for providing him with professional and hands-on experience prior to his graduation. Additionally, Jin describes his interest and passion for architecture.

    The second part of the video concentrates on how Jin and his colleagues were able to provide the researchers and students at the Stephen Hawking Centre with a one-of-a-kind building project that will allow interaction and encourage dialogue among users as well as maintain separation for quiet research and independent study. Since the Centre was an addition to an existing building, Jin delves into the precautions they had to take when designing around another structure and the methods they used to construct what Jin considers the project of his lifetime.

    To view the two-part video interview, visit http://bit.ly/13pG3pj and http://bit.ly/18PbKZQ.

    "We are very excited to showcase Bernard Jin in our latest interviews with architects video series," said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. "This two-part video will profile the background of an esteemed architect as well as listen to his insight on working on the Stephen Hawking Centre, a paramount expansion of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics."

    "It is an honor to be able to discuss my career and passion for architecture with VMZINC® and Dan Nicely," said Jin. "From my start at the University of Waterloo to realizing what I have accomplished thus far in my career, it was rewarding to be able to sit down, reflect, and offer advice and information about modern-day architecture to a passionate audience."

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    Kathleen Donnelly
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    kathleen ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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