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Jessica Clare Graham

architectural | interior | furniture | designer m | 0424 972 105 e | jessicaclaregraham@gmail.com


1 | PERSONAL STATEMENT

My approach to design is grounded in giving expression to the local landscape, cultural identity - of the client and of the place, and to the structure of the building or space itself.

I believe that we should strive to produce buildings that are as explainable as any other element of the environment.

Furthermore, I believe that in the pursuit of sustainability, we must first provide real value through socially flexible and relevant design that will remain relevant over time. Then we can address efficiency, high performance materials etcetera. We must first justify the creation of a permanent/ long-term structure in terms of its continued use over time.

Lastly, I believe that the best design results are achieved through a collaborative procoess, in which the client, designers and consultants are all empowered to contribute meaningfully to a cohesive outcome.

I am committed to on-time, on-budget execution of inspiring ideas through attention to detail, practical solutions and open communication.

Full Name: 2 | PERSONAL DETAILS Birthdate: Address: Mobile: Email:

Jessica Clare Graham 27 May 1987 3/125 Moreton Street, New Farm, Q, 4005 0424 972 105 jessicaclaregraham@gmailcom

BACHELOR OF DESIGN (2005 - 2010) 3| QUALIFICATIONS

Queensland University of Technology Majoring in Architectural Studies 2nd Major in Work Integrated Learning (With additional electives in Interior Design) MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE (2011 - ongoing) Queensland University of Technology Thesis: Urban Identity and Development in Dili, Timor-Leste Partial Certificate IV in Small Business Management (2009) Australian College of Business Start QUT Program (2004) Queensland University of Technology Completed concurrently with Year 12 Study at All Hallows School. Units completed: Marketing 1 & Property Law 1.

4 | CAD DOCUMENTATION Autodesk Autocad SKILLS Sketchup Pro 8

Highly Proficient Highly Proficient V-Ray for Sketchup Proficient Archicad Somewhat Proficient (last used in 2006) Adobe InDesign Highly Proficient Adobe Photoshop Proficient Adobe Illustrator Proficient Adobe Acrobat Highly Proficient Microsoft Office Highly Proficient


Communication 6 | SKILLS & STRENGTHS

- Clear, professional written, spoken, and graphic communication. - Development of client brief into architectural concept. - Ability to explain conceptual and complex design, construction and project management issues to all stakeholders in the design process, including clients, trades and consultants. Research & Theory - Solid grounding in construction and structural design of residential buildings, joinery, small to medium scale commercial buildings, fit outs and multi-residential buildings. - Detailed understanding and knowledge of passive solar design principles. - Comprehensive product knowledge and active product research for problem-solving. Design - Conceptualisation of client brief. - Socially and culturally expressive design. - Brand consistency. - Innovative, creative responses to complex programming. - Designing to a budget without compromising concept. - CAD and hand drawing to convey technical, conceptual, and emotive qualities of a proposal.

QUT School of Design Research Travel Bursary 2010 Designer Rugs Evolve Design Awards - Top 25 & People’s Choice 2008 RAIA Award - She Oak (Role: Interior Assistant) 2004 QLD Minister for Education Award for Visual Arts START QUT Scholarship - Marketing & Property Law

Conferences & Seminars 2011 AIA “Architecture in Focus” Conference “Communicating New Research on Timor-Leste” Conference (Hosted by: T-L Studies Association and Swinebourne University) - my travel bursary sponsored my attendance at this conference to present a paper on cultural identity, architecture and sustainability in Timor-Leste. QUT “QUT Thinking” Conference 2010 Engineers Without Borders “Pathways” Conference Australian Architecture Foundation “Architectural Summer School” with Peter Stutchbury, Richard Leplastrier, and Lindsay Johnston and an international group of 35 architecture students. “Build up Timor-Leste” school construction project in a mountain village of Timor-Leste. I coordinated fundraising & marketing, personally raised $5000 and participated in construction on site. Affiliations UQ Timor-Leste Society Marketing & Fundraising Manager Engineers Without Borders Member - Professional & QUT Chapters Emergency Architects Member SONA Member Research Papers 2011 “Urban Identity and Development in Dili, Timor-Leste: An interdisciplinary study informing architecture and urban design strategy and practice in Timor-Leste.” 2010 “Increasing Density in Subtropical South-East Queensland.”

JCG | CAREER OVERVIEW Curriculum Vitae

Awards 7 | ACHIEVEMENT, 2012 AIA Award - Warran Road (Role: Project Architect) PARTICIPATION & 2011 QUT Dean’s List of Students with Excellent Academic Performance RECOGNITION

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2012 GRADUATE DESIGNER Tim Stewart Architects

MASTERS CANDIDATE Queensland University of Technology (Final Year) Residential Projects

Enderley Road - Renovation............................................ DD BA Laurel Avenue - New Residence....................................... DD BA TD CD

Professional Development AWARD: AIA QLD Regional Commendation - Warran Road Residence AWARD: Australian Architecture Foundation Scholarship for International Glenn Murcutt Masterclass. Australian Institute of Architects “Casuarina Beach - Architecture in Focus” Base Architecture Flood Response Team Base Architecture Boral Design Awards Team Base Architecture “New & Old” Exhibition (Untitled acrylic paint & pastel) Academic Projects (Current) Masters Design Studio: Pacific and South East Asian Cultural Centre, Woolloongabba. Advanced Topics in Architectural Technology: technical briefing for design studio. Contemporary Architectural Theory: “Towards a synthesis of the dialectic of autonomy and humanism in architecture”.

2011 GRADUATE DESIGNER Base Architecture

MASTERS CANDIDATE Queensland University of Technology QLD X-Ray Refurbishments

Design Strategy Review - Presented at QLD X-Ray Annual General Meeting Mater Private, South Brisbane.................................SD DD TD BA CD Saint Vincent’s, Kangaroo Point...............................SD DD TD BA CD Mater Women’s, South Brisbane.............................. SD Hope Island................................................................SD DD Mackay.......................................................................SD Logan Central, Beenleigh, Cleveland....................... SD

Residential Projects

McGregor Street - Renovation..................................SD DD DA Yates Avenue - New Residence......................................... DD TD BA CD Harris Street - Renovation........................................................ TD Warran Road - New Residence...................................................................... CA

Professional Development Australian Insistute of Architects “Casuarina Beach - Architecture in Focus” Base Architecture Flood Response Team Base Architecture Boral Design Awards Team Base Architecture “New & Old” Exhibition (Untitled acrylic paint & pastel) Academic Projects Masters Research: “Urban Identity and Development in Dili, Timor-Leste” (Completed with Distinction) Professional Practice (Completed with High Distintion)

AWARD: QUT Dean’s List of Students with Excellent Academic Performance AWARD: QUT School of Design Travel Bursary CONFERENCE: “Communicating New Research on Timor-Leste” CONFERENCE: “QUT Thinking”

chronology


2010 STUDENT OF DESIGN Base Architecture DESIGN STUDENT

Queensland University of Technology

Residential Projects

Warran Road - New Residence....................................... DD DA Cameron Street - Renovation.......................................... DD TD Jesmond Road - Renovation..................................... SD DD DA Donaldson Street - Renovation.................................SD DD DA Gordon Street - Renovation......................................SD DD DA Luke Street - New Residence.....................................SD DD DA Mark Street - Renovation................................................. DD DA Braeside Street - Renovation.....................................SD DD TD Primrose Street - Renovation....................................SD DD DA Plantation 1 - New Residence.......................................... DD DA Plantation 2 - New Residence.......................................... DD DA Richmond Street - Renovation..................................SD DD DA Royal Parade - Renovation.......................................SD DD TD

BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA

TD CD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD

CD CA CD CD CD CD CA CD CD

TD CD CD

Commercial Interiors

Elixir Coffee Retail Store & Roastery........................SD DD DA BA TD CD Eve Health Medical Suite..................................................DD.................TD CD

Professional Development

Australian Architecture Foundation Architectural Summer School, Feb 2010 UQ Timor Association - Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator, 2010 UQ Timor Association school construction project in Timor-Leste, Nov-Dec 2010 Engineers Without Borders “Pathways to Development” Conference, February 2010 Base Architecture Boral Design Awards Team 2010 Base Architecture “Another Face of Base” Exhibition (Tasmanian Oak Table) AWARD: Designer Rugs Evolve Design Awards - Top 25 and People’s Choice

2006 ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT

Base Architecture (Nov 2006 - Oct 2011) ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT Mulder & Kennedy Architects (Jan 2006 - Nov 2006) ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT/ ADMIN Woods Bagot Architecture (April 2005 -Jan 2006) BUILT ENVIRONMENT STUDENT Queensland University of Technology (2005-2010 part-time)

Legend: SD Sketch Design DD Design Development DA Development Approval BA Building Approval TD Tender Documentation CD Construction Documentation CA Contract Administration/ Site

JCG | CAREER OVERVIEW Work Experience: Chronology

Multi-Residential Projects Fisher Street Apartments.........................................................DA Robinson Street Apartments....................................SD DD DA Gordon Street Apartments..............................................................BA CD

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Tim Stewart 8| REFEREES

Director, Tim Stewart Architects Ph: 3252 9494 / 0401 048 470 Email: tim@timstewartarchitects.com.au Joshua Neale Partner, Westera Partners Engineers Ph: 02 6674 8047 Email: JoshN@westerapartners.com.au Margot Lansdowne Past client, Warran Road house. Ph: 0412 082 430 Email: margotl@people.net.au


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JCG | CAREER OVERVIEW References


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To  whom  it  may  concern,     I  am  writing  to  provide  a  personal  and  professional  reference  for  Jessica  Clare  Graham,  who  was  employed   at  Base  Architecture  from  November  2006  until  October  2011.       Jessica   began   her   career   at   Base   as   a   second   year   architecture   student   and   has   always   shown   initiative   in   rising   to   new   challenges,   starting   with   her   first   renovation   project   for   which   she   completed   sketch   design   through  to  building  approval  documentation  within  her  first  three  months  of  employment  (Taylor  Residence   at   Sandgate).   Since   then,   Jessica   went   onto   complete   more   complex   residential   and   commercial   projects,   collaborating  with  myself,  external  consultants,  including  structural  and  hydraulic  engineers,  builders,  town   planners,   surveyors,   joiners   and   other   trades   and   representatives   from   various   suppliers.   Over   the   years,   Jessica  has  cultivated  close  working  relationships  and  has  always  maintained  up  to  date  and  informed  on  the   latest  products  and  materials  and  the  companies  a nd  people  who  supply  them.       At  the  time  of  her  departure  from  Base  Architecture,  Jessica  had  recently  completed  detailed  sketch  design   through  to  construction  documentation  for  the  following  projects:     • Warran  Road  –  A  2  storey  house  at  Coolum,  whose  brief  was  to  facilitate  use  of   the   building   as   one   cohesive   house   for   large   family   gatherings,   as   well   as   two   self-­‐contained   living   environments,  with  the  owner  residing  in  the  upper  level   and  potential  for  holiday  rental  of  the  lower  level.     Jessica   worked   closely   with   the   client   in   refining   the   structural,   spatial   and   detailed   sketch   design,   and   also   worked   closely   with   Westera   Partners   consulting   engineers   to   explore   structural   options   which   optimized   efficiency   and   cost,   whilst   remaining   true   to   the   original   concept   and   ideas.   From   this   point,   Jessica   documented   the   project   for   Council   approval,   building   approval,   tender,   and   construction,   coordinating   scheduling   and   construction   detailing   with  the  client  and  builder.  She  also  initiated  and  managed  the  tender  process,   which  was  quite  extensive  due  to  the  detailed  level  of  documentation  provided,   facilitating   meetings   between   client   and   builder,   through   to   the   signing   of   the   contract.   Whilst   Base   Architecture   did   not   administer   the   contract   for   this   project,   Jessica   did   play   a   role   in   solving   on-­‐site   issues,   providing   detailed   3D   models,  hand-­‐drawn  details  and  verbal  advice  on  some  issues  that  arose  on  site.     • Yates   Avenue   –   A   3   storey   house   at   Ashgrove,   which,   based   on   its   elevated   location,   aimed   to   take   maximum   advantage   of   panoramic   city   views,   whilst   providing   privacy   to   the   family   of   four.   Jessica   played   a   role   in   this   project   from   the   sketch   design   phase,   which  was  extensive,  due  to  a  heavily  revised  budget   early  in  the  design  process.    Almost  100  sqm  was  successfully  removed  from  the   original   design   scheme,   whilst   retaining   all   views   and   spatial   function.   Furthermore,   Jessica   facilitated   negotiation   regarding   the   structural   design   of   the  house,  ensuring  that  cost  efficiency  was  further  optimized  in  this  manner.            

base architecture pty ltd abn: 65 112 206 452 a: studio 1 204 days road grange, q 4051 m: po box 165 grange, q 4051 p: 61 7 3352 5899 f: 61 7 3352 5766 w: www.basearchitecture.com.au

 

   


Further  to  her  role  as  a  Graduate  of  Design,  Jessica  played  a  vital  role  in  the  strategy  and  management  of  our   marketing,   graphic   design   and   events   held   at   our   practice,   including   a   seminar   entitled   “Renovations   and   New   Builds”   in   August   2010   and   an   exhibition   entitled   “Another   Face   of   Base”   in   December   2009.   Both   of   these  events  were  successful  and  attracted  diverse  attendance  as  well  as  media  coverage  by  online  and  print   media.   Throughout   her   time   at   Base,   Jessica   engaged   in   the   broader   aspects   of   the   business,   by   always   putting  forward  her  ideas,  whether  they  be  in  relation  to  marketing  and  corporate  identity,  participation  in   design  competitions,  events,  or  design  process  and  client  management  and  interaction.       Jessica   has   a   willingness   to   learn   and   apply   knowledge   to   tasks.   When   given   a   directive,   she   can   deliver   results   above   expectations.   In   the   past   5   years   Jess   has   experienced   the   growth   of   Base   Architecture   and   has   contributed  both  architecturally,  personally  and  to  the  overall  business.     In  summary,  I  have  no  hesitation  in  recommending  Jessica  for  employment  in  the  industry,       Regards,    

     

     

 

Shawn Godwin | Architect | Director M 0409 268 890 |T 07 3352 5899 | F 07 3352 5766 | A 204 Days Road GRANGE Q 4051 E shawn.godwin@basearchitecture.com.au|W www.basearchitecture.com.au

JCG | CAREER OVERVIEW References

QLD  X-­‐Ray  –  Base  Architecture  has  a  longstanding  relationship  with  QLD  X-­‐Ray   and   in   early   2011   when   we   were   asked   to   review   the   company’s   existing   facilities   and   suggest   a   design   concept   for   new   practices,   I   selected   Jessica   to   lead   this   project.   Jessica   prepared   a   comprehensive   presentation,   which   was   delivered   at   the   QLD   X-­‐Ray   Annual   General   Meeting   in   January   2011.   On   the   basis   of   this   presentation,   Base   Architecture   were   engaged   to   complete   refurbishments   of   the   Mater,   Mater   Womens,   Saint   Vincent’s,   Mount   Gravatt,   Cleveland,  Mackay,  Logan  Central,  Browns  Plains  and  Hope  Island  practices.  The   projects   varied   in   complexity   and   budget,   and   in   collaboration   with   the   doctors,   physicists,   marketing   and   project   management   staff   of   QLD   X-­‐Ray,   Jessica   designed   the   refurbishment   of   the   Mater   Practice,   which   was   to   be   the   first   “test”  of  the  concept  previously  put  forward.       Managing  the  competing  interests  of  various  stakeholders  involved,  whilst  also   competing   with   the   high   expense   of   construction   work   in   a   hospital   facility,   Jessica   saw   this   project   through   to   the   signing   of   a   contract.     Jessica   was   the   main   point   of   contact   for   QLD   X-­‐Ray   on   these   projects   and   showed   skill   and   leadership   in   design   and   project   management.   Jessica   further   completed   designs  for  Saint  Vincent’s  Hospital,  which  were  implemented  and  began  sketch   design  on  Hope  Island,  whilst  also  managing  the  implementation  of  the  design   strategy  by  other  staff  members  on  Browns  Plains  and  Mackay  practices.  

base architecture pty ltd abn: 65 112 206 452 a: studio 1 204 days road grange, q 4051 m: po box 165 grange, q 4051 p: 61 7 3352 5899 f: 61 7 3352 5766 w: www.basearchitecture.com.au

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people place living systems quality


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sun e p a c s density landte clima

engage m naturaent res l sociapl onse con structcureation cep ral t spa mat tial eria l lighs d ocu t ide men a tati on

Similarly, I strive to produce architecture that embodies an authentic connection to place - from site, to city, to country and landscape. I believe that good design must stand up to the scrutiny of its’ relevance, expression and contribution to the place it is situated.

I believe that architecture and design should originate from a true understanding and appreciation of the living systems within which they exist. This includes the natural environment, social systems such as families, businesses, and local communities. It is no coincidence that architecture and on a larger scale, cities, become living systems themselves, interacting physically and socially with the broader system of which they are a part.

To me, “quality” in architecture, as in life, doesn’t necessarily refer to expense or rarity of materials or products. What I understand quality architecture to be is the thoughtful design and construction of space. Space that captures and embodies quality ideas about living, working and interacting with the world around us. Quality design process considers quality of life, light, ideas and space. Through a thoughtful synthesis of these ideas, quality is achieved through documentation of the idea in such a way that it may be thoughtfully executed/ constructed.

JCG | IDEAS Design Manifesto

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ily famcity

nity u my tr com n u co

Far too often, we see structurally sound buildings demolished because they were designed purely upon the basis of a passing trend, providing no meaningful connection to the people who use the facility and therefore rapidly becoming socially obsolete. I have come to believe that in order for architecture to stand the test of time, it must in some way inspire. As architects we must facilitate meaningful social connections and express the culture of the individual, family, community, place with which we are working.

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Architectural Summer School 2010 Urban Studies, Dili, Timor-Leste

Design Rugs, “Tailfeather” Design

Timor-Leste Research Conference

“Leon” Tables


Australian Embassy, Vancouver

fig 1: zones of agra

fig 5: view to the taj from t

fig 2: current satelite view + walled city of agra, 1858 yellow: inner wall + pink: outer wall extents

JCG | DESIGN PORTFOLIO Personal + University Porojects

Accommodation, Vancouver

fig 4: view to the taj from the gardens acro

fig 6: taj mahal from the banks of the ya

Urban Studies, Agra, India

Modular Housing, South Brisbane

fig 7: first view of the taj mahal from within th

fig 3: study of present-day building density + land use

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QLD X-RAY

CORE VALUES

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SERVICE EXCELLENCE WORKPLACE TEAM SPIRIT RESPONSIBILITY ACCOUNTABILITY ENTHUSIAM CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

TECHNOLOGY

ENABLING THE STAFF OF QLD X-RAY TO DELIVER ON THESE AREAS OF COMMITTMENT BY PROVIDING STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES SUITED TO THE SPECIFIC ROLES + SERVICES PROVIDED AT EACH QLD X-RAY FACILITY.

STAFF

PATIENTS

PRACTICE DESIGN

SERVICE + PROCESSES

MAXIMISING PATIENT COMFORT + ACCESSIBILITY AT ALL STAGES OF TREATMENT.

CLIENTS REFERRING DOCTORS

QLD X-RAY CORE VALUES

INCREASED EFFICIENCY IN PROCESSES DUE TO STREAMLINED WORKPLACE PROCESSES + FACILITIES

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

QUEENSLAND X-RAY FIT OUT CONCEPT AESTHETIC OUTCOMES SPATIAL PLANNING

VISION+ MARKET STRATEGY

CORE VALUES

DETAILED FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS

DESIGN FRAMEWORK

USER EXPERIENCE

VALUES, OBJECTIVES + CONCEPT

CASE STUDY PROJECT

DESIGN APPROACH

QUEENSLAND X-RAY FIT OUT CONCEPT

“In addition to a healthy level of communication and personal motivation in the workplace, the actual physical layout of an office is extremely important when it comes to maximising productivity... Make sure that quality employees are given a workspace that they can call their own. Indeed, it has been found that a productive work environment requires management that is able to positively motivate its employees in an infrastructure that is amenable to employees’ needs. “ www.hrvillage.com

IMPLEMENT + TEST FRAMEWORK

KEY DELIVERABLES +FUTURE DIRECTION

EVALUATION

2011| DESIGN WORK QLD X-Ray

FUNCTIONAL NEEDS

QUEENSLAND X-RAY FIT OUT CONCEPT

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2010-2011 | BUILT WORKWarran Road


To whom it may concern I have had the pleasure of working with Ms Jessica (Jess) Clare Graham of 3/125 Moreton Street, New Farm QLD 4005, during the design and development of my home on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland during 2011. Jessica was working for Base Architecture, The Grange Brisbane QLD 4051, while concurrently completing the final year of a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) at Queensland University of Technology. She is now studying a Masters in Architecture. My home is now in the final stages of completion, and I would like to express what a pleasure it was working with Jess, both on a personal and professional level. Jess’s personal characteristics also make her well suited to this field. She is welcoming, friendly, empathic and considerate no matter what requests are made of her. I was always made to feel that I was a valued client. Although in the early stages of her career, Jessica has a strongly developed professional character. She knows her subject well, is excellent at research, has the practical and technical skills to support the brief given to her, is a great listener, responds to queries quickly and efficiently and always reflected a well organized process.

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The process of translating ideas into reality: I had a very specific design brief which Jess was able to translate into concepts with ease; Structural negotiation for cost saving: Jess implemented an inverted truss in the upper ceiling to enable a “raked “ look, without the use of heavy steel girders; Cleverly reduced floor-space to save costs without compromising the design or spatial qualities of rooms; Applied structural innovation on the upper roof to prevent the use of an oversized box gutter to save cost and minimize leakage; Developed appropriate 3D imaging to enable me as the client, to better visualize staircase detailing, colour choices, and a box light design idea that I had, for the stairwell. Detail resolution in the roofline, stairs, ceiling shape, and drainage on the upper deck floor. Development of a process to “image” the spaces and detail the components to be used, so that I could better understand this process.

In closing I would like to emphasize Jess’s well developed skill in teamwork. She has an easy manner which stimulates cohesive collaboration and creates great synergy during a design process. I have come to the end of a wonderful experience which was enriched by the team at Base Architecture but specifically by Jess who was at all times a welcoming, supportive staff member, who was my contact and designer throughout the process. I would be willing to speak on Jess’s behalf and would highly recommend her to any future employer.

2010-11 | BUILT WORK Warran Road

I would like to draw your attention to specific skills in which I found Jess to excel:

Yours faithfully, Margot Lansdown (B.A Sociology; B.Ed Early Childhood)

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2010-11 | BUILT WORK Warran Road


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2010-2011 | BUILT WORKWarran Road


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2010 | BUILT WORK Jesmond Road


Whilst under the supervision of our lead architect, Mr Shawn Godwin, Jessica produced design concepts and detailing, which have been a success.

2009-10 | BUILT WORK Cameron Street

“It is my pleasure to offer a reference for Ms Jessica Graham, whose work we experienced whilst engaged by Base Architecture as an architectural assistant in 2010. Jessica was delegated the task of compiling and executing the construction documentation for our house renovation project and had a role in document coordination with authorities, as well as resolving issues during the construction phase with both engineer and builder.

Jessica has been professional and interested in her interactions with us. She has shown creativity and skill commensurate with her experience during the project and I have no doubt that she would apply herself to new endeavours in the future.� -- Mark Lai (Owner)

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Jessica Clare Graham Folio  

QUT Design Graduate (2010) working in Brisbane architecture, interior, furniture and graphic design since 2005.

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