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BEN HANSEN Architect (BSc M.Arch ARB) Feb 2013 - Jan 2014 RIBA Part III Professional Diploma London Metropolitan University, UK

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011 M.Arch (Master of Architecture)

Commendation (Design) Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK • Thesis Project: Degrees of Permanence, UCL Research Centre for the Emerging Sciences • Primer Project: ‘Place’ and Embedded Memory • Dissertation: Constructive Deconstruction: Creative Responses to the Shrinking City

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Sep 2006 - Jul 2009 II(i) BSc Hons in Architectural Studies

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK • Degree Project: Maternity Unit and Respite Care for the Elderly, Murano, Venice.

Sep 2002 - Aug 2005 Irish Leaving Certificate

Colaiste Iognaid, Galway, Ireland Art (A) • Physics (A) • Maths (A) • English (A) • German (A) • Geography (B) Construction Skills Certification accredited Construction Site Visitor



Took part in two German exchanges to Stuttgart and Cologne and attended classes at the Gesamptschule Rodenkirchen, Cologne.


Full clean driving license.

Sep 2011 - Current Architect (Formerly Part II Architectural Assistant) at Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, Islington, London • • • •

Dover Court Estate - Residential, Stage A-D, £11m Mercator Road - Residential, Stage C-D, £0.88m Aylesbury Estate - Residential, Stage C-D, £28.5 St Lukes, Muswell Hill - Residential / 3rd Age, Stage C-E, £36m • Market Road - Residential / Commercial, Stage E-F, £24m • Work Experience Coordinator

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010 Part I Architectural Assistant at Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, Islington, London. • •

Packington Estate Phase I & II - Residential / Commercial / Community Centre, Stage D - F, £132m Grey Court Secondary School - Education, Stage C

Summer 2007 and 2008

Group leader and events coordinator at The Galway Cultural Institute Language School, Galway, Ireland.

Summer 2006

Tilers mate with Marco Cafolla Wall and Floor Tiling, Knocknacarra, Galway, Ireland.

Voluntary Work

London Open House Volunteer Junior Open House Volunteer Open City Accelerate Student Mentor accelerate.html


Digital AutoCAD (5+ years) • Sketchup (5+ years) • Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (5+ years) • Maxwell Render (5+ years) • Kerkythea (2+ years) • V-Ray (1+ years) • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint (5+ years) • Revit (1+ years) • Rhino (1+ years) • 3D Studio Max (1+ years) • Ecotect (3+ years) Comfortable with both Windows and Mac operating systems. Experienced SLR photographer.



Strong freehand sketching, architectural drafting and model-making (card, foamboard, wood, plaster, resin etc.)

Languages English • German (intermediate level) Thesis design project featured in the ‘Best of the Student Shows 2011’ September 2011 issue of Blueprint Magazine (UK) Co-ordinate and run architectural work experience placements and design workshops for school children and students in London. Exhibited at the Cardiff Design Festival 2010 • Ephemeral Architecture: Particle Tension Established, ran and captained the SAWSA (Student Association of the Welsh School of Architecture) football team for 2 years.


Captained the Colaiste Iognaid senior football team for 2 years.

Professor Simon Unwin

Gabriella Gullberg

Christian Gibbon

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+44 20 7253 5147

5th year tutor, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Dundee, Scotland

Head of Architectural Projects at Victoria Beckham (Formerly General Manager at PTEa)

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General Manager at Zaha Hadid 10 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BQ (Formerly General Manager at PTEa)

21 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT, UK

Cv 2014  

Ben Hansen Curriculum Vitae 2014

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