About Me From an early age I have always been interested in designing and especially the manipulation of existing spaces. Studying Interior Architecture has helped me improve my skills as a designer as well as the understanding of the processes involved in a project. Interior architecture involves a great deal of design and creative work, along with being able to work in a team, which I feel are my strongest assets. Having already designed and created a number of projects on a theoretical basis, making use of CAD and other software programmes, I aim to achieve even more new and exciting designs through greater knowledge and guidance. I also feel that I possess the skills required to be an interior architect because I have good spatial awareness and can come up with original and exciting ideas, which can be seen in my portfolio along with the fact that I enjoy using CAD, producing free hand sketches and especially enjoy model making. Education BA (Hons) Interior Architect and Design: Upper Second Class Honours Leeds Metropolitan University A and As Levels: Product Design Religious Studies Physics Maths GCSE’S: 10 A-C’s Including Maths and English
Software Skills • Microsoft office package • City and Guilds AutoCAD level 2 • 3D Max • Adobe Photoshop and InDesign • Google Sketch Up • V-ray Qualifications and responsibilities • Certified to work with children • City and Guilds AutoCAD level 2 • Representative of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course at Leeds Metropolitan University • A core member of the team organising and curating our graduation exhibition at FreeRange in London Employment History Summer 2008/2009/2010: Worked at an American children summer camp based in Chicago. For 3 months my role was to look after a group of children night and day, which included running and planning different activities and also helping out with 2 trips a week, one of those being a weekend overnight trip every fortnight. In 2010 I was given the role of Head counsellor for the junior village. This involved more responsibilities, as I had to liaise between all the junior village children, all their counsellors and then my peers. 2004-2007: Volunteered at my local community centre once a week and during the summers I worked there for 2 weeks running/organising programmes and taking groups of children on weekly trips.
Work Experience Worked for an Interior and Architect company called MCM based in London for 2 weeks. This is where I first encountered CAD and the company was impressed with how quick I picked up the basis of it. Personal Skills Working with children over numerous years and circumstances has given me a range of skills: • Leadership skills • Confidence to take on large roles • Independence- Travelling to another country on my own • Learnt how to handle situations in a calm and responsible manner • And also to respect and take on criticism from my peers • Great confidence to work as an individual or in a group • Quick at learning new skills such as using new software I have also picked up other skills such as: • Using computer software • Free hand drawing/ sketching/ planning • Learnt how to communicate with the public/ people skills • Can use both PC’s and Mac’scurrently owning a MacBook Pro • Model Making, visualisations and Conceptual designing
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Pavilion Project: The Piece Hall: Halifax
Design and Bridge’
This design project saw the conversion of an old 1800’s cotton factory (currently used as the Alternative Technology Centre) into a new state of the art youth centre called ‘The Bridge.’ The design was approached on various levels from Macro to Micro. Everything from the environment down to detail was considered, along with the structure, landscape design and visual approaches.
A project that dealt with the re-birth of one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian Buildings, The Piece Hall. The city of Halifax is going through a transformation with new and exciting buildings such as the Orange Box Youth Centre being built. To celebrate this, the brief required a pavilion that would be present in the Piece Hall, informing the public of the transformation.
To assist the design process, research and analysis of various aspects of the final major project ‘The Bridge’ had to be explored. This included site and building analysis, the study of youth in and around the surrounding areas, case studies and environmental analysis.
The key narrative of the design was the youth centre to be a beacon in the idyllic town of Hebden Bridge. This was achieved by extending the existing courtyard area right through the heart of the building to create an internal street introducing an important threshold into the building. This in turn shaped the building, sculpting various spaces for a new and exciting design, such as the sports wall that rises above the building itself. The Bridge’s aim is to improve the lives of the younger generations of Hebden Bridge and to rebuild the Bridge between Hebden and its Youth.
Every major and minor detail had to be investigated as a vital part in the understanding of the brief, design site and building itself.
The outcome was a inviting concrete and timber pavilion, exposed to the elements, that stood proud and firm in the Piece Hall.
Gayle Appleyard Contact Details: email@example.com The Leeds School Of Architecture, Landscape & Design Leeds Metropolitan University RM A305 A Building Broadcasting Place, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN
Julie MacDermott Contact Details: 0113 2832600 ext 24059 firstname.lastname@example.org The Leeds School Of Architecture, Landscape & Design Leeds Metropolitan University RM A305 A Building Broadcasting Place, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN
After site visits and researching into Halifax and the Piece Hall itself, the design concept I decided to run with was one that made the Piece Hall the epicentre for Halifax. Drawing lines from already well-known buildings (such as Eureka) and the new buildings being built, into various points in the Piece Hall gave me an initial design that could be manipulated and experimented with further.
Final Major Project: ‘The Bridge’