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j a n i s

STEPINS Address: London, E16

Email: janis.stepins@gmail.com

Mobile: 07724900480

http://janisstepins.wix.com/portfolio

As a recent graduate of the University of East London, with a First Class Bsc (Hons) Architecture, now looking for employment to develop my skills further. Good knowledge of 2D and 3D software, technical minded and with good presentation skills. Have been introduced to the principles of BIM.

EDUCATION: September 2010 - June 2013

University of East London Bsc (Hons) Architecture RIBA Part I (1st Class Honours)

Cambridge Tutors College September 2008 - June 2010

A levels: Mathematics, Further mathematics, Physics, Art and design

EMPLOYMENT: June 2013 – June 2013

November 2012 – May 2013

June 2012 – June 2012

June 2011 – September 2011

UEL Architecture department 1st year yearbook design and execution

UEL Architecture department Lecture filming, sound engineering

UEL Architecture department 1st year yearbook design and execution

SIA “Janis” (Latvia) Accountant assistant

January 2013 – April 2013

Skonto enterprises UK Ltd CAD technician, product development

September 2012-June 2013

UEL Architecture department Student representative

September 2011-June 2012

UEL Architecture department Student representative assistant

June 2010 – September 2010

SIA “Janis” (Latvia) Deliveries and sales assistant


IT SKILLS: Microstation 2D/3D (advanced)

Rhino 4.0/5.0 (intermediate)

Sketchup 7/8 (intermediate)

AutoCAD (beginner)

Adobe Illustrator (intermediate)

Adobe InDesign (advanced)

Adobe Lightroom (advanced)

Adobe Photoshop (intermediate)

Adobe Premier (beginner) Microsoft Excel (intermediate)

Microsoft PowerPoint (intermediate)

LANGUAGES: English (fluent)

Latvian (fluent)

Russian (basic)

OTHER: Model making (Wood/ Cardboard/ plaster/ plastic)

Hand drawing skills (intermediate)

Clean driver’s license (B category)

ACHIEVEMENTS: Year 3:

UEL Architecture Students Association Award Project book exhibited and stored in V&A museum of Childhood

Year 2:

Year 1:

Computing module: highest result in the whole year (80%)

Computing module: highest result in the whole year Work annually published in UEL architecture yearbook and exhibited in the end of the year exhibition

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REFERENCES: David Bass

Architect and tutor at UEL

Christian Groothuizen

dnjb26@aol.com Raphael Lee

Architect and tutor at UEL r.lee@uel.ac.uk

Uldis Sneiders

Architect, tutor and program leader at UEL chris@groothuizen.org Director at Skonto Plan UK Ltd uldissneiders@yahoo.com


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Y E A R During third year the main focus of the course was to work with large scale building that would accommodate living quarters. The site was based in Bilbao, Spain and the main aim of the project was to create a circus school for a squatting circus school found by myself. Quite early in the process, one particular building attracted my attention - an old industrial building complex. The idea was to work with the existing fabric of the site and use as much of the existing building as possible. After consulting with professionals about the spatial requirements of different performers, a realistic, functional and alive space was created accompanied by living quarters. 1:10000


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Y E A R During second year, we where given a real client and building, to design an extension. After in depth analysis of the site, in Bethnal green, informative decisions regarding the design and concept could be made. The through contextual analysis gave the project much more meaning and allowed it to work much better with the surroundings. By working closely with V&A Museum of Childhood and the Grade II* listed building it gave me good understanding of how it is to work with client and stringent planning laws.

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Janis Stepins  

RIBA I sample Architecture portfolio

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