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I am a mature student about to complete RIBA part two of my architecture career. I am looking to work in an exciting design orientated architectural practice that can develop my skills and guide me to developing a solid practical knowledge of the architectural profession: Hopefully resulting in the completion of my Part three qualification.
Sep 06 - Present: University of the West of England M/Arch Architecture (Current) Currently studying RIBA accredited Part 2 course. First year project thesis consisted of a theoretical study of lost architecture and preservation of memories, made solid in a fictitious building in a suburb of Istanbul. Second year thesis examined the issue of immigration, and explored the design and organisation of informal architecture, such as the favelas of developing nations. Second year design research project consisted of exploration of the representation of different spatial qualities (as a static image) through photography and graphic design. BA (Hons) Architecture and Planning. First class. Achieved RIBA part one exemption with series of design projects. Final year project consisted of a theoretical centre designed to involve people within the current restructuring of the planning system to include people at a community level. The project used detailed readings of several architectural theories and philosophies to challenge an ‘expected design’ within the traditional conservation area setting of the city of Salisbury. Achieved a grade of 88%. Final dissertation involved an in depth study into the judgement of architecture, focusing upon iconic buildings. The study included investigations into the social, historical and symbolic aspects of this subject, including references from Immanuel Kant, Pierre Bordieu and Umberto Eco. Achieved a grade of 83%. Achievements: • RIBA President’s Medal: Bronze Medal nomination Nominated for final year design studio project: Salisbury Planning Forum. • Work from first year M/Arch selected as cover of Architects Journal 26 July 2012, as well as being featured in article selecting best works from student shows around UK. • RTPI South West: Award for the best overall performance from a BA (Hons) Architecture and Planning Graduate 2011 • Work featured in faculty journal ‘Project’ 2011. Work also featured in student publication in position of prominence for two years (3rd/4th) running. I am also proud to note that first year work was selected to advertise the course on the UWE website.
Previous Education 1997 - 2000
Filton College (Bristol) 3 A-Levels (2 year course) English Literature, Computing & Art & Design 2 A-Levels (1 year course) Maths & Physics
1992 - 1997
Downend Secondary (Bristol) 9 GCSES (All grade A-C)
Part Time Employment during education: July 12 - Oct 12: UWE Graphic & Web Design / Research Assistant (UWE, Frenchay) Duties: Assisted two lecturers with projects over summer 2012. First project was BIM related and assisted with design of handouts and infographics, along with providing logistical support through conference and seminars. Second project involved research into UK housing, and involved working in a team to create a website that supplemented a PH.D. study. (http://housingmattersuk.com) Apr 11 - Present: Freelance architectural Visualisation (Bristol / Cardiff) Duties: Working for number of small clients, assisting with planning application drawings for residential scheme (private), conceptual visualisations for Bristol housing project (Logic CPS), and 3D modelling of residential landscaping (Logic CPS). Also employed by UWE to assist student with disability with final year undergraduate drawings. Sep 06 – Present: Architecture Centre (Narrow Quay, Bristol) (Sunday Shop assistant) Duties: Running of centre shop and gallery, and assisting members of the public with architecture related queries. Jul 07 – Jan 09: David James & Partners (Old Sodbury, Bristol) (Cad Technician / Surveyor’s Assistant) Duties: Assisting with measured surveys of buildings, and then preparation of drawings for planning and building control approval. Meeting and communicating with clients, contractors and planning / building control officers. Oct 06 – Dec 06: UWE Student Union (UWE, Frenchay Campus) (Assistant Graphic Designer) Previous full time employment history: Sep 04 – Jul 06: Freelance Graphic Designer (Bristol) Duties: Designing websites, business cards and corporate identities for three main clients (portfolio available). Sep 04 – Jul 06: Kelly Services Recruitment (Colston Ave, Bristol) (Permanent Consultant) Duties: Account managing the large portfolio of Kelly Services’ Bristol corporate clients, working with key contacts in HR and management to continuously improve upon business relationships. Dec 03 – Aug 04: Travelling (Australia) (Working Holiday Visa) Jul 00 – Dec 03: Hotelscene Ltd (Portland Sq, Bristol) (Junior Web Designer / Extranet Support) Duties: Responsible for the creation, maintenance and amendments to all graphics on a professional travel website for corporate hotel booking. Providing technical support for the company’s flagship web product and training staff in the use of the website.
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