CAI HALL PART II ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT CAI.HALL.139@GMAIL.COM | (+44)7870534575
I am a creative and practical recent Part II Graduate with a multi-disciplinary background seeking architectural assistant roles in London. During my studies I have particularly enjoyed working on community-based and collaborative projects that tackle challenges in current systems and work towards creating meaningful space for mixed communties, and with projects that involve working with existing buildings and heritage. Most of my professional experience is in the residential sector and I am interested in how residencial space meets community space and the relationship between public and private in how we build neighbourhoods.
April 2017 - March 2020 | Architectural Assistant | Leiwy Architects • Primarily working on residential projects, extensions and refurbishments in the UK. • Some mixed use, retail, and education schemes. • Daily AutoCAD use. • I have taken on independent and team roles within projects • Primarily working in RIBA stages 1-4.
Kingston University Architecture (MArch) 2018 -June 2020 | Distinction RIBA/ARB Part 2 accredited
June 2019 - Present | Freelance Architectural Projects • Undertaken alongside my part II studies, this has included: • CAD and hand drafting for architects • Concept design work • Surveying • Photography September 2019 – June 2020 | Student Representative/Faculty Ambassador | Kingston University • Liasing between students, including prospective students and the shool of architecture
Fast learner able to adapt and learn rapidly Excellent mathematics skills Multidisciplinary Approach Practical and hard working Eager to expand on my current knowledge base
AutoCAD 5yrs Sketchup 4yrs Photoshop 4yrs Illustrator 3yrs Indesign 3yrs
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Dissertation: Engaging with the Past Through Architecture – Reuse and Redevelopment as Methods for Connection, Meaning, and Resolution My thesis project was chosen as the school’s nominee for the Architects’ Journal Student Prize.
Final Thesis: Working with Pembroke house and the local community to expand and improve the facilities at Walworth Living Room in Southwark to provide spaces facilitating the mixing and coming together of the local community and a route to access local services
Vectorworks <1yr Revit <1yr Fusion 360 <1yr IES VE 1yr Dialux 2yr
University of Nottingham Architecture and Environmental Design (MEng) 2012-2016 | 2:1 Dual accredited: RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption CIBSE: as a route to chartered status
WORK IN PRACTICE REAR EXTENSION - PLANNING AND BR DRAWINGS LEIWY ARCHITECTS | 2017-19
WORK IN PRACTICE TOWN HOUSE RENOVATION LEIWY ARCHITECTS | 2018-19
EXTENSION LEIWY ARCHITECTS | 2020
WORK IN PRACTICE MIXED USE CONVERSION - PLANNING DOCUMENTATION LEIWY ARCHITECTS | 2017-20
Exterior View: SketchUP, Visualiser, Photoshop
MARCH THESIS PROJECT SOCIAL PRESCRIPTION KINGSTON UNIVERSITY | 2020
Working with Walworth Living Room - an arm of Pembroke House, one of the last remaining settlement houses in London, which aims to provide a place to meet and connect with other members of the community and bring together access points for local services. Our unit worked at three distinct scales 1. Adaptations to existing day to day arrangements 2. Small and incremental change of the built fabric, and 3. More long-term strategic redevelopment of the broader site from a community health and well-being perspective. The first was achieved through a residency program in the first semester making changes to the space and engaging with the local community using it as fellow residents in a collaborative design process that informed my work for the rest of the year.
Site Plan: AutoCAD, Photoshop
My small-scale insertions into the existing church hall building create an invitation into the building and space for conversation that were currently not there. Establishing ideas and concepts that would be used across the scheme. These interventions were carefully considered to adapt the existing church hall for its new use as a community hub while highlighting and celebrating its existing qualities and history.
Section: SketchUP, Visualiser
Internal Views: Sketchup, Visualiser, Photoshop INTERIOR OF NEW HALL New expansion space for Walworth Lving Room and its connections to the parsons public reception, the kitchen, and
NEW HALL FROM DRS
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Axometric Plans: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop
The design project was supported through study trips in London and to California. In California we explored the works of Charles Moore, which informed my design in their use of nested and layered spaces, colour, light, and how they approached public and private space.
Details: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop
Exterior Views: SketchUP, Visualiser, Photoshop
Elevations & Sections: Vectorworks, Illustrator, Photoshop
MARCH YEAR 1 PROJECT BUILDING A SETTLEMENT OUT OF A RUIN KINGSTON UNIVERSITY | 2019
PART 1 PROJECT SEMI-D UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM | 2016