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Ben Ashton

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Contact: b.p.ashton@gmail.com / +65 93386199


Ben Ashton Curriculum Vitae Senior Design Architect, Aedas UK ARB registered architect,

Key Attributes

Experience

I am a design architect with 9 years project experience in a wide range of sectors including retail, hospitality, commercial, residential, transport, mixed use and masterplanning.

Aedas

My design approach combines creative sketching and modelling with context, precedent and environmental analysis. I have strong freehand sketching, 3D and presentation skills, backed up by strong technical knowledge.

Singapore : Team leader on conceptual design of metro, airport, retail, mixed-use, and residential schemes in South East Asia. Preparing RFPs and client presentations.

I enjoy working as a team player and leader, promoting excellence by establishing good practice and procedure.

Middle East: Team leader responsible for design, documentation and coordination of US$ 1billion+ mixed-use schemes in the UAE and Qatar.

I believe that understanding and delivering clients’ real objectives is the key to successful project delivery and business development.

Forge Architects

Education

Design, construction documentation, planning and building control submissions and site supervision of US$2-15 Million residential projects in London.

Westminster University, UK

2003 - 2004 2002 - 2003

RTKL

1998 - 2001 RIBA Part 1 / Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (Hons)

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Word, Excel, Powerpoint Ecotect Freehand sketching and drawing

08/2004- 05/2007

08/2001 - 08/2002 & Summer 2003

RIBA Part 1 Internship, London

Newcastle University, UK

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InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

I am interested in the people, culture and economics of the places in which I work. In Singapore I have enjoyed a range of sporting activities including football and windsurfing and have participated in sketching events drawing urban views and portraits, which has enabled me to meet a wide range of international people.

Design team for concept and scheme design of large scale mixeduse, retail, hotel, residential and masterplanning projects in Europe, Middle East and China.

EPF Lausanne, Switzerland Erasmus Foreign Exchange Programme

Rhino, 3DS Max, Sketchup

Aiming to continually develop as a professional I take interest in a wide variety of subjects including the ideas and processes of design, business and management. Enjoying a healthy active lifestyle helps me to stay alert and focussed on my work.

Design Architect, London

RIBA Part 2 / Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)

Swiss Federal Technology Institute

05/2007- 09/2008

RTKL

Revit (BIM), AutoCAD, Vectorworks

Leisure & Personal Interest

Project Architect, London

2006 to 2008

CAD: 3D: Graphic: Office: Environmental: Drawing

09/2008 - Present

Senior Design Architect (Singapore 2010- Present / Dubai 2008-2010)

RIBA Part 3/ Professional Practice in Architecture (Pg Dip)

Newcastle University, UK

Skills

Concept & schematic design for a retail/ entertainment centre in France. Masterplanning & mixed use concepts & competitions.

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Significant Projects Healthcare

Retail

MICA Gateway Building, Baltimore, USA (image 5 & 6) 1st prize competition entry for US$32M Gateway Building comprising student residences, art gallery, theatre and bar, forming a gateway to the campus of MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). Role: Concept design team, Rhino model.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK £35m PFI project, (winner of PFI Award.) Scheme to detailed design.

Hotel Resort

Commercial Center, Bukit Timah, Singapore 45,000m2 Concept for a retail, cinema and outdoor dining center. Neutopia, Valencia, Spain 120,000m2 GLA Retail Entertainment centre with cinemas and indoor ski slope. Design team for concept and scheme design.

Central Market, Abu Dhabi, UAE (image 7) High rise development of 2 city blocks, in central Abu Dhabi. Design team for concept and scheme design.

Las Colinas, Andalucia, Spain (image 1) 120 Key, 5 star, golf and spa resort hotel for Starwood group. Design team for Concept, scheme and detailed design.

Segrate, Milan, Italy 85,000m2 High fashion retail centre, with green roof merging into surrounding landscape. Design team for concept and scheme design.

Business Bay, Dubai, UAE 250m high twin towers with retail podium. Role: Concept design team, Rhino model and laser cut perspex model.

Mixed Use & Masterplanning Xi’an Mixed Use. China (image 2 & 3) 360,000m2 development at Xi’an National Civil Aerospace Industrial Base. Programme includes retail, cinemas, office, hotel, and residential. Design team for concept & schematic design.

Work Place

Mercado do Bolhão, Portugal Retail redevelopment of historic market building. Concept design team.

China Mobile R&D Campus, China (image 8) Reasearch and development campus for China Mobile. Concept design team including Rhino model.

Pungol Walk, Singapore (image 4) 125,000m2 Retail and high rise private residential development. Design team for concept.

CAP 3000, Nice, France Refurbishment of an existing successful mall and addition of cinema / multi-story parking. Design team for concept and scheme design.

Guangzhou Daily HQ, Guangzhou, China (image 9) HQ of the Chinese news and media company. Role: Concept design team, 3DS Max model.

Mixed Use development Pune, India 110,000m2 high-rise residential and commercial development. Design team for concept and scheme design.

Transport

Residential

Brunei International Airport Terminal (image 11) US$ 150M Concept design for a new terminal to expand the airport capacity. Role: Design team lead.

Al Madina A’ Zarqa, Oman (image 10) US$1.9 billion residential beach resort development of 1200 residential units. Role: Team lead for neighbourhood of 48 apartments. Design development and documentation. Coordinating and reviewing consultant proposals.

Musheireb / Heart of Doha, Qatar Aedas were executive architect for 11 hectares of the masterplan to regenerate central Doha, including cultural forum, 5 star hotel, school, offices, residential & key infrastructure elements. Role: Leading a team of 5 architects and drafters. Coordination of design architect buildings and engineering requirements into site masterplan. Peer review and construction documentation of design architect proposals.

RTS Singapore / Malaysia Rail Link (image 12 ) Concept For Singapore RTS rail terminal / metro interchange. Role: Design team, Rhino modelling.

Newent Close, London, UK US$2M EcoHomes residential development. Responsible for running the project from detailed design through to construction. Working drawings, design team meetings and site supervision.

First District, Dubai, UAE High rise mixed-use development comprising retail podium, office, 5* hotel & residential . Concept to scheme design. Responsible for developing 35 storey, 55,000m2 residential towers component.

Dubai Metro, Green Line extension, UAE. Concept proposals for extension to Dubai’s state of the art metro system. Form and facade optimization studies.

Greenfields, Maidstone, UK US$15M Residential development comprising 46 Houses and 21 Apartments. Detailed design through to construction. 35

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Selected Project Portfolio

Aedas

Singapore 10/2010 to Present

Brunei International Airport Terminal. US$150M concept design for a new terminal to expand the airport capacity. Design aims for modern international style with abstracted reference to Islamic design in the arched roof and use of geometric tiling patterns. Role: Design team lead.

Xi’an Mixed Use Development, China. 360,000m2 mixed use development at Xi’an National Civil Aerospace Industrial Base. Programme includes retail, cinemas, commercial, hotel, and residential Design form references traditional Chinese painting of a dragon chasing a pearl. Role: Design team, Conceptual modelling, Environmental studies.


Selected Project Portfolio

RTS Singapore Malaysia Rail Link. Concept design for terminal station. Role: Concept design and Rhino model.

Pungol Walk Singapore. 125,000m2 Retail and Private residential development competition entry. Role: Concept design team.

Aedas

Singapore 10/2010 to Present

Pharande, Pune India. 110,000m2 Mixed-Use development. Concept to scheme design

Commercial Center, Bukit Timah, Singapore. Concept for a retail, cinema and outdoor dining center. Role: Concept design and model.


Aedas

Selected Project Portfolio

Dubai / Qatar 09/2008 to 09/2010

Typical Two Bedroom Apartment

Blue City, Oman. US$1.9 billion residential beach resort development comprising 1200 residential units. Role: Team lead for a Neighbourhood of 48 apartments. Design development & documentation. Coordinating MEP, Structure, ID & Lighting. Building Exterior Al Kahraba Square

Typical Four Bedroom Apartment

Musheireb, Qatar. Aedas were executive architect for 11 hectares of the masterplan to regenerate central Doha, including cultural forum, 5 star hotel, school, offices, residential & Infrastructure Role: Coordination of design architect buildings and MEP requirements into site masterplan. Peer review and construction documentation of design architect proposals.


Selected Project Portfolio

Greenfields, Maidstone, Kent Uk. Us$15M. 46 Houses + 21 Flats. Role: Detailed Design & Building Control Submission.

Forge Architects

London 05/2007 to 09/2008

Surrey Docks Farm, London. Winning competition entry for an Urban Farm. Role: Design Team

Newent Close, London, UK. Residential development of 13 Apartments, Southwark, London. Role: project architect for detailed design, Building Control submission, construction documentation & site supervision.


Selected Project Portfolio

RTKL

London 08/2004 to 05/2007

Las Colinas, Spain. 120 key, 5 Star Golf & Spa Resort Hotel. Hotel is arranged to give feeling of space and personalised suites whilst achieving efficient & sheltered guest and service access. Role: Design team, concept to detailed design.

Maryland Institute College of Art, Gateway Building, Baltimore, USA. Winning Competition entry for student accommodation, artist studios, theatre & bar forming a gateway to the campus of MICA Role: Concept design team, initial concept modelling & renders.


RTKL

Selected Project Portfolio

Central Market, mixed use development, Abu Dhabi. Role: Design team for concept and scheme design.

Mercado do Bolhao, Portugal. Retail refurbishment of historic market building. Role: concept design team.

London 08/2004 to 04/2007

Neutopia, Valencia, Spain. 120,000m2 GLA retail entertainment centre with cinemas and indoor ski slope. Role: design team for concept and scheme design. 35

Business Bay Dubai, UAE. 250m High twin towers with retail podium. Role: Design team, Rhino model and laser cut perspex model.

China Mobile. Telecommunications Company Headquarters. Role: Concept design team, modelling of projecting pods.

Guangzhou Daily, China. News and media company headquarters. Competition entry. Role: design team, concept modelling.

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