Hello, My name is Linda Bennett, I recently graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia - B. Arts Architecture + M. Architecture. I graduated from UTS with a 90%+ average and achieved the highest aggregated marks across all areas of study, including history, theory, practice, construction and design. I was awarded the Outstanding Student of the Year Prize in 2011 and I was also nominated by UTS for the 2011 Student Architects Medallion which is the most significant award a student can obtain in NSW. While studying at UTS I focused primarily on establishing my own agenda which at all times met and exceeded the subject outline. I am concerned with addressing the unique issues that exist in the context of each subject and/or project. As such my design and elective projects focused on a wide spectrum of considerations. This allowed me to continually research and develop a broad knowledge about architecture, the city, and itâ€™s user. I believe it is important to mentor, listen, teach and actively participate in the communication which surrounds architecture. While at UTS I founded archi-ninja.com which gave me an online forum for ideas. The identity of archi-ninja has allowed me to write for Architecture Australia, Architectural Review and to participate at conferences including the National Architecture Conference, 2010. In 2010 I was nominated by UTS to attend a study tour of Los Angeles, allowing me to participate in symposiums with CAL Poly and CAL Tech university students, attending lectures, guided tours and interviewing Frank Gehry. In 2006 I was employed by Architectus, Sydney. While at Architectus (in collaboration with Ingenhoven Architects,
Germany) I worked on 1 Bligh Street, Sydney (www.1bligh. com.au). I worked on the project during all stages of development, from Competition to Practical Completion. I also managed my own multi-million dollar commercial projects, 54 Miller Street, Windeyer Chambers and St Martins Tower. I have extensive experience in the commercial industry and a good understanding of the Sydney commercial market. At Architectus I was exposed to all processes relating to design, administration and management. I am capable of managing large internal and external teams. I am a proficient Revit user and was in part responsible for establishing the Revit modelling standards across the internal and external team for projects including 1 Bligh Street, 54 Miller Street and Windeyer Chambers. I am capable of working in high pressure environments and I enjoy working individually and in a team . I build strong professional relationships and get along very well with my peers. I am a creative and positive individual and enjoy being involved on the elements of design which are unconventional. I am driven by the desire to be successful, to learn and to become a better individual. I am inspired by creative and motivated people who make a difference to the perception and practice of architecture. I also have many mentors and inspirations which expand beyond the industry. The following documents my professional, academic and personal projects and experience. You can contact me via +61 431 387 839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Bennett - CV & Portfolio (short version)