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CURRICULUM VITAE Arsalan Aziz BA (Hons), PG-Dip, MArch PCATP Flat 19 Dorset House Gloucester Place London NW1 5AB m: +44 7958 69 72 61 e: th date of birth: 28 Nov 1979 Full U.K driving license

OBJECTIVE A career with the opportunity for progression where I am able to utilize skills acquired both from my studies and work experience resourcefully.

EDUCATION 2006 – 2008

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY Masters - architecture


2004 ― 2006

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY Post Graduate Diploma - architecture (RIBA part 2 exempt)


2000 ― 2003

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Arts architecture (RIBA part 1 exempt

1999 ― 2000

CAMBRIDGE ARTS AND SCIENCES Foundation Diploma architecture


1997 ― 1999





Proficient in AutoCAD 2D and 3D Proficient in Photoshop all versions Proficient in the application of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Basic training in Vector Works (used during part 1 year out work experience) Basic ability in 3D Studio Max Basic ability in Sketch-up

WORK EXPERIENCE Dec,06 - Nov, 08


Greencoat House 15 Francis Street London England SW1P 1DH t: 020 7630 0500 f: 020 7630 9059 Web: Email: Referee’s: Lood Welgemoed (Director) Martin Pikett (Director) Chris Darling (Managing Director)

Architectural Assistant (part 2) My role within the practice allowed me to work on a variety of residential and commercial projects that have enriched my skills in understanding detailing, design and project management. The projects were specifically based within the Greater London area and involved dealing with existing, listed buildings and new builds; details of a small selection of projects and my role on each has been outlined below; Programs used while at Darling Associates: Auto CAD, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office & Excel, In-Design and basic sketch up. • St Petersburg, Russia; (master planning)

• Hamilton Terrace, UK; (refurbishment, extension)

Client; Vanderbilt Properties, Status; Design Study

Client; Private Client, Status; Planning, Planning Consultants; DP9

Working as part of the design development team, master planning the scheme. • The Collection, London, UK; (new build, interiors) Client; Vanderbilt Properties & Oakmayne Properties Status; Completed, QS : McBains Cooper, SE : AKS ME : KUT Partnership, Contractor : Ardmore Group Project Manager : APS Project Management

Project Leader, Team Leader, planning submission, client meetings, conservation area • Peel House, UK; (new build, refurbishment) Client; Project Grande, Status; On site - Due for completion 2009, QS : Gardiner & Theobald, SE : ARUP, ME : Cundall Johnson, Contractor : Lancsville, Planning Consultant : DP9

Assistant to the Project Leader, working drawing production, detail design, site visits, snagging lists, hand over & completion.

Assistant to Project Leader, production of working drawings site visits, listed building

• Eaton Place, UK; (refurbishment, extension)

• Chepstow Villas, UK; (refurbishment, extension)

Client; Private Client, Status; on site – due completion January ‘09

Client; Private Client, Status; on site – due completion March ’09 Planning Consultant : DP9, Contractor : Knight Harwood

Assisting the Project Architect, production of working drawings, site visits, listed building conservation area

Project Leader, detail design, site visits, client meetings, conservation area

• Copthall Avenue, UK; (refurbishment, new build) Client; GE Real Estate/Walbrook Land, Status; On site - Due for completion summer 2009, Contractor : Ardmore Group, QS : Jones Lang LaSalle, SE : Walsh Associates, ME : Scott Wilson Planning Consultant : DP9

Project Leader, detail design, site visits, client meetings, commercial, conservation area.

Aug, 03 - Aug, 04


Providence yard Unit 2 off Ezra street London England E2 7RJ t: 020 7012 1244 f: 020 7012 1255 Web: Email: Referee’s: Chris Godfrey (Partner) Anya Wilson (Partner)

Architectural Assistant (part 1) I worked under the direct supervision of Chris Godfrey and Anya Wilson who were the principle partners within the practice. While at the practice I worked on a variety of projects that introduced me to the professional working experience. A summary of a selected few projects is as below. Further information can be received upon request. •

44 Hartswood Road W12: Private Client; total cost of project – £ 600,000

Planning application for dormer roof conversion. •

8 B Willoughby Road NW3: Private Client; total cost of project – N/A

Detailed planning application for roof extension. •

104 Commercial Road EC2: Private Client; total cost of project – N/A

Detailed planning application for change of use, from a commercial retail unit to a restaurant. •

20 Dorchester Drive SE24: Private client; total cost of project – N/A

Detailed planning application for rear extension and loft conversion Programs used while at Scape Architects: Adobe Photoshop, Lotus SmartSuite office suite, Microsoft Excel and Vector Works.

Sept, 99- May, 00

MATT SANDERSON, sculptor Assistant to a Sculptor


While studying for my foundation diploma at Cambridge Arts and Sciences I had the privilege to assist one of my tutors Matt Sanderson who taught the metal works module. While working at Matt’s studio I gained inspiration and knowledge in the art of modeling and material quality. A detailed account of my assistance to Matt is provided in the attached reference letter. Jun, 99 – Aug, 99

LOTIA AND LOTIA Architects Summer internship


Lotia and Lotia was my first experience of an architects practice. Having not studied architecture it was the deciding moment for me within the field. My internship although short was based on gaining experience within certain fields of the office work. I was working under the supervision of Nasir Lotia the director of the company, who set me three projects that required surveying and drawing a working set of drawings for. I spent a considerable amount of time on site with him understanding the system with which an office might operate in Karachi, as in the future I may return to set up a practice there.


squash: runner up for the 1996 Sindh club squash tournament (Karachi) swimming: 1st prize in relay freestyle swimming (Sindh club Karachi.) rowing: Cambridge Arts and Sciences rowing team (Cambridge, England.)


Languages: Fluent in English and Urdu. Hobbies: Cricket, volleyball, Formula 1, traveling (Canada, United States, Spain, Italy, Greece, China, Czech Republic France and I have also traveled all over Great Britain) cars: I have a keen interest for new and classic cars. I have fully restored an M.G.B.G.T (1968), Austin seven chummy (1923), Austin saloon (1927) and 1972 Dodge Charger

The proposed scheme has been developed in consultation with the City of London Planning officers as well as other professional consultants and third parties. The existing building on this site was constructed as an office building. The proposal seeks to introduce retail use in the basement and add an additional two office floors and external rooftop plantroom to the building. The design is very much based upon a previously consented application scheme by HKR architects, with only a few minor changes. It was decided, after consultation with the Planning officers, that a new planning application would be required as there was little scope within the conditions of the previous consent to make alterations to the proposals. This project will breathe new life into what is a stagnant and derelict existing building, by focusing the design attention on the lower two floors, the entrances and of course the upper floor extension. The design brief is to retain the existing building but strip it out to a structural shell, only retaining the existing external granite cladding. The rear lightwell is to be filled in on all levels and the existing cores replaced with a single stair lift core. The existing tinted single glazing will be replaced with clear double glazing, and new services will be installed throughout. Two new office floors are added along with a rooftop open screened plantroom.

Chepstow Villas; This proposal concerns the alteration to number 54 Chepstow Villas W11 2QX. Our client has purchased the existing house and currently has planning permission for a new sub basement, a side extension at upper ground floor level to provide further stairs to lower ground floor level and associated alterations to convert the property into a single dwelling house(application ref, PP/07/02161). Permission was also granted in May 2008 for the removal of the ash tree in the front garden(application ref ARB/08/00282). It was Darling Associates intention to extend and improve on these elements by refining some of the already approved items and adding additional elements that will add aesthetic and intrinsic value to the property. Privacy and reinstating elements of the site to reflect the original aesthetic of the building have been the main priorities in our proposal.

The Collection The apartment is fitted with a full AV system fully controlled via recessed wall units. The units control blinds, curtains, the full AV system and the lighting. Provision for plasma TV’s to Reception Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom and master Bathroom. The apartment is fitted with a highly sophisticated lighting system, which allows variable mood setting. This system can be monitored by individual panels located in each room. From the touch screen panel, the occupier can operate lights for the whole apartment or individual rooms. Provision for electrical blinds and curtains to be made throughout the apartment. All bedrooms have telephone points and cat 5 cable points for computers. The apartment is fully air conditioned with advanced air-cooling / heating from a central plant. All stone floor areas have full under floor warming. Our instruction on the project was to produce a high spec interior fitout for the project. My role within this project was to assist the Project Architect in production of drawings for construction. During the construction process I had to attend on site on a regular basis with the Project Architect. Upon completion of these drawings I was asked to coordinate snagging and de-snagging on site.

Peel House The 70 residential units to be created form the affordable housing element of the Bowater House redevelopment project in Knightsbridge, which is the subject of a separate planning application and linked to this application by a binding Section 106 Agreement. Peel House is a 5 storey brick building which was constructed in two phases between 1903 – 1910 and has been used since for various purposes by the Metropolitan Police. In 2003 it became surplus to the Police’s requirements and in 2005 was acquired by our clients, Project Grande (Guernsey) ltd. Peel House is not listed although it lies within the Conservation Area. The new residential units are designed to generally satisfy the requirements of the WCC Approved Housing Associations as set out in the National Housing Federation Standards and Quality in Development Good Practice Guide and the GLA Lifetime Homes Standards. A summary of the proposed mix is as follows: 14 X 1 bedroom units 28 X 2 bedroom units 28 X 3-4 bedroom units 40%

20% 40%

Production of drawings and regular site visits was the major part of my experience while working on Peel House. A knowledge of detailed architectural solutions was gained while working along side the Project Leader. Regular site visits allowed for me to engage and understand the project further. While production of working drawings allowed me to understand the complexities of the refubishment of a listed building.

Eaton Place The proposals is to create family house for the property at 67 Eaton Place and are design to suit the physical requirements of the client and retain the original room proportions of the building. The detailed proposals consist of :Enlarging the existing lift shaft to suit the clients disabled access requirements and extending the lift to cover all four floors of the house. Construction of a new sub basement below the existing lower ground floor to house the Mechanical and Electrical plant required to service the building. This is essential so to provide the anti-allergy filtration control on the air conditioning systems. Access will be via a new timber staircase beneath the lower ground floor staircase. Extend the ground floor rear wing to provide a small lounge/seating area. Install a new staircase from 2nd the 4th floors to re-establish the staircase well within the building. To improve the acoustic resistance of some of the lightweight forms of construction within the house in accordance with the acoustic specialists report. Install a small service lift from the lower ground floor kitchen to the ground floor butler pantry in the rear wing of the building. To internally re-arrange the rear wing of the building. Replace the existing conservatory and adjust the floor level to permit disabled access, whilst retaining the existing ridge height. Create by-pass corridors at second and third floor level from the lift the main staircase landings. To install services within and about the building that avoid disturbing the principle rooms of the house that ensure the internal climate comfort is maintained to suit the client brief of anti-allergy filtration control on the air conditioning systems. My task on this project was to assist in regular site visits to resolve on site issues with construction, in addition to producing working series of drawings. The complexities of working with a listed building and the restrictions of the councils requirements allowed for me to better understand the refurbishment process .

Completed projects The images as shown here are of the completed projects and CGI’s of some further projects that are currently in construction. From The Collection to the interiors of Eaton Place. To the expected finishes of Embassy Court. The interiors as shown are projects that Darling Associates had been appointed to as the lead interior architects of the project.

Arsalan Aziz CV  

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