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Sam Appleyard

Phone : 07769734294 Email : Address : 4 Bartholomew Terrace, Exeter

Part 1 Architectural Assistant



- BA Architecture

- Awarded for the achieving %100 marks throughout A level Fine Art.

Oxford Brookes (2015-2018)

The Excellence in Exeter Prize 2015

Exeter College (2007-2015) - A Level

Relevant experience:

2018 Oxarch Society Graphic Designer

- Start to finish design and production of consumer items and posters - Conveying designs and orders to international producers - Planning and running of events

2017 Employment at PUP Architects

- 2 week paid employment - Assisting with design and construction of ANTEPAVILION design competition winner.

2017 Employment at Beard Construction

- 3 month paid employment in a construction role - Received several construction and health a safety certifications - Receiving deliveries, delegating tasks to employees

2015 Dartmoor Arts

- Assisting with the running of a business - Hands on construction of a Cob Kiln, taking three days hard labour

2014 International Space Apps Design Challenge

- Participation in a futuristic design contest involving SPACE APPS and students from UCL robotics and design courses.

2013 Placement at Dunn Marino Associates Ltd

Year 3 Semester 2

- 3 week placement - Completion of a set design task within an allotted time period - Experience with surveying and site visits

Additional past employment 2016 NHS

- Domestic Assistant

2016 House of Fraser - Sales Assistant

2015 Greenking - Bar staff

Software Skills -Windows - Mac - Adobe Suite - AutoCAD - Microsoft Office - Rhinocerous 5 - 3D Studio Max - SketchUp Pro - Fusion 360 - Cura

- Sectional elevation - Sleeping cell section - Lost in fog hand render

Practical Skills -

Hand drawing Model making 3D printing CNC machining Woodwork Casting Production

Although I am well versed in AutoCAD and other Virtual modelling software, I enjoy hand drawing far more. The lengthy process allows me to better explore spaces and really think about the space. This may be due to the finality of paper and pen compared to editable software.

Year 2 Semester 1 - Underbed space

Year 3 Semester 2 - Self stirring cup - Cast fog model

During design I ďŹ nd it important to focus on smalls, anything that can be considered in design should be. I went to great lengths to control how the inhabitants of my structure interact with the interior, and in turn the space with them.

Year 2 Semester 2 - Section - Model - Model details

Fine Art A level

- Panel pen and ink study - Brink detail carving experiment

Both traditional and modern uses of materials is a big influence in my design process.

Year 2 Semester 1

- Sectional caravan render

Year 2 Semester 2

- Shingle factory render

Although effective at creating purely virtual renders, I prefer to incorporate site images and physical models.

Extra Curicular work

- PUP Architects ANTEPAVILION - Building of 3D printer

Year 2 Semester 2

- Shingle tiles, fabrics and chainmail

Model based material experimentation is very important to me as it has lead me to many unorthdox uses of mundance items.

Finding it very difficult to do nothing I often end up envolved in one or more projects at any time. A good example of this is my recent compleltion of a 3D printer I built from scratch and the construction role I took in PUP’s Antepavilion project. Both requiring a wide range of practical skills.

I am writing to express my interest in a Part I Architectural Assistant position at your firm; your consideration would be greatly appreciated. I believe that my skills lie within the more practical three dimensional realm of models making and construction. While I have hugely enjoyed my architecture degree, I would like to have gained more practical experience in the ‘hands on’ and practical approaches to architecture and the process of making. My background is mainly based in making models, relief printmaking and sculpture, although I enjoy drawing and CAD work, I find making to be far more satisfying and helpful in exploring ideas. Having worked three dimensionally both physically and virtually (Mainly Rhino, CAD and Fusion 360) I became fascinated by the journey from one state of dimensionality to another, e.g. Scanning, 3D printing. Being a practical and reasonably competent craftsman I recently finished construction of my own 3D printer. Although I found the software and electronic setup of the machine challenging I enjoyed the process no end, much to the annoyance of my flatmates during the early hours of the morning. I soon hope to begin work on a CNC router/mill when the printer is refined and upgraded. Thanks to the facilities at my university I am well versed in all manner of machinery, including but not limited to CNC, Commercial grade 3D printers and Laser cutters. I cannot help but enjoy making things by hand however as the process of virtual modelling can be unnecessarily lengthy and monotonous at times. I believe this to be due to my inability to not have a project either in production or planning at any time (please see attachments). I was lucky enough to have work experience with Don Marino Architects, in Exeter. During my time at the firm I was given a brief and throughout my time there I completed the tasks set. Much to my enjoyment the governing members of the firm were extremely happy with the resulting project which I presented to them in a critical presentation. I enjoyed the practicalities of my work, particularly the site visits and surveys that I assisted with. During my second year at The Oxford School of Architecture I was selected to be a paid member of the construction team working on ‘The Rooftop Pavilion’ by PUP Architects. I really enjoyed this experience, despite the health and safety issues being hair-raising at times I found myself learning much from the skilled carpenters on site as well as the designers of the pavilion. Over the two weeks I spent working with PUP Architects I worked as designer, carpenter and metal worker, as well as often speaking with the site owner and client regarding design and project completion dates. Upon completion of the project I returned for the grand opening ceremony which involved several hundred London residents and architects to present the pavilion and answer any questions visitors may have had. Before and after my work with PUP Architects I worked in construction as a labourer, mainly for Beard Construction. During this work I learnt much about the practicalities of design and construction process. Much of the work done was refurbishments and alterations to existing structures. I received certification in asbestos recognition and handling as well as other health and safety issues, and greatly valued my time there. However, communication between the designer and the site workers was not good, which led to many easily avoidable issues and delays. I am intrigued by the way the mundane and the ordinary can be redefined in design. Even the discarded can become lively sources for investigation, with the end product often being realised in materials which usually would not be seen as appropriate because of their modest origins. Casting and experimenting with concrete has taken up a good deal of my time lately, and it has often been the irregular, incomplete or miscast which has proved an exciting source for design solutions. Although there are clear health and safety issues seen in my model where I created a staircase based on miscast and irregular treads I think it worthy of further investigation. I believe that both my practical and virtual based skills could be of value to your firm through my understanding of our shared approach to design, experimentation and production, and to work for you would be an invaluable experience for me. I hope you will see me as a credible candidate for a position as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant. Please view the attached examples of my work, which I would enjoy discussing further with you. Yours sincerely, Sam Appleyard


Sam Appleyard Part 1 Architectural Assistant Application  
Sam Appleyard Part 1 Architectural Assistant Application