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Charlotte Wilson

27/12/1987 Tel: 07745553544 Email: Portfolio: First Class BA (Hons) - Interior Architecture and Design


About Me: My passion for architecture and design grew from a very early age, with my real appetite for the re-use of existing buildings, evolving in the last three years. I believe in the importance of preserving, recycling and embracing our architectural past whilst re-animating buildings and overwriting with a contemporary layer of our own time. In my spare time I like to travel and am fascinated by different cultures, traditions and landscapes. I enjoy photographing memories along the way. Music is another passion of mine and particularly singing; Cole Porter being my inspiration. Qualifications 2007- 2010 - First Class Honours Degree - Interior Architecture and Design // Leeds Metropolitan University. Completed with an overall final year mark of 94%. 2006-2007 - Art Foundation Diploma // Blackburn College. Completed with a Distinction. 2004-2006 - Clitheroe Royal Grammar Sixth Form/ 5 AS- Levels / 4 A-Levels, Art (Grade A), Sociology (Grade A), Psychology (Grade C.) 1999-2004 - Ribblesdale High School Technology College, Clitheroe/ 10 GCSE’s Grades A-C Professional Employment/ Internships July- September 2010 - Studio BAAD Architects // Hebden Bridge // Working as part of the main design team on the MyPlace project



July- September 2009 - Shaws of Darwen // Darwen // Working on Autocad / Autodesk Inventor / learning about the production July- September 2008 - Eric Parry Architects // London // Working as part of the main design team, visiting sites and creating models. Awards June 2010 - The Studio BAAD Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence July 2010 - Winner for ‘Best in Show’ at the Free Range London Graduate Show


Skills & Experience: Drawing: -Fast accurate sketching and idea generation -Technical Plans (drawn or Autocad) Modelling: -Good modelling skills from quick conceptual, developmental models to final presentation models Research: -Writing and creating a comprehensive design report -Researching and curating exhibitions -Liasing with Clients and end users -Consultation events and user research



Software: -Apple and Microsoft OS literate -City and Guilds Level One AutoCAD -Auto Vis -Adobe Photoshop and InDesign -Excellent visualisation skills Communication: -Great verbal presentation skills -Liasing with professionals: Structural Engineers, Architects, Designers, Academics and life brief clients -Year Representative, liasing between students and university -Good team skills -Punctual and Reliable


Responsibilities - Third Year Course Representative for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design. - A core member of the team organising and curating our graduate exhibition at FreeRange // Truman Brewery // London. Final Year Projects: Final Major Project // Women . War . Peace // Received 95 marks -This design saw the re-modelling and re-animation of an RAF 1960’s cold war bunker (Bempton cliffs) to become a new and exciting war museum with the focus of women and war. The design was dealt with on various levels from Macro to Micro, dealing with landscape design, architecture and exhibition design and detail. The narrative of the scheme saw the building be architecturally exploded to form underground courtyard spaces. The journey through the site gives the visitor increasing freedom (representing women’s roles in war) and with this a partially exposed viewing platform punctures through the cliff’s face allowing for reflection, remembrance and magnificent views over the sea. Comprehensive Design Report // Women . War . Peace // Received 100 marks -To assist the design process, research and analysis of various aspects of the RAF Bempton project were undertaken. Headings included, ‘Site Analysis’, ‘The Study of Women + War’, ‘Environmental Analysis’ and ‘Case Studies.’ This research was vital to understanding every major and minor detail of the site, building, brief and design. MyPlace Live Brief // Forage // Received 85 marks

01_ Women . War . Peace: Long Section showing the journey through the site

02_ Women . War . Peace Visual: One of the underground courtyards

03_ Women . War . Peace Visual: Viewing platform pierces through cliff face

04_ Women . War . Peace Model: Overground view of the entire site

05_ Women . War . Peace: Underground Plan 06_ Design Report 07_ Design Report 08_ Women . War . Peace: Model of central timeline structure

-A live project dealing with the renovation of the former fruit warehouse,Thomas Street, Halifax. We worked alongside the MyPlace Partnership, Studio BAAD Architects and the young people of Calderdale to create a new, state of the art Youth Centre. My brief explored the need for life skills that provided a space for growing and cooking food. A plant wall sliced the building acting as a beacon for the site showing it’s presence whilst also being used to grow foods and herbs. References





Gayle Appleyard Third Year Lecturer Leeds Metropolitan University Broadcasting Place, Leeds, LS2 9EN. Tel: +44 (0)1132832600

Jake Bailey Office manager Eric Parry Architects 28-42 Banner Street London EC1Y 8QE Tel: +44 (0)20 7608 9600

Steve Gittner Associate Director Studio BAAD Architects Union Street Hebden Bridge HX7 8BQ Tel: +44 (0)1422 843045

09_ Forage: Visual - Plant wall slicing building


Curriculum Vitae  

My C.V up to date as of July 2010

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