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NICOLE KEENAN

Surname: Keenan NZ Drivers License: 5a. DI138277 Given Name(s): Nicole Jasmine 4b. 25/08/2019 Date of Birth: 15 May 1991 7. 1 Email: nicole.keenan15@gmail.com NZ Passport Number: LN288739 Mobile: +64 274 039 734 Expiry Date: 20/04/2017 Hometown: Lower Hutt, New Zealand

CURRENT CAREER OBJECTIVE I have recently finished my fourth (third professional) year studying Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, with a minor in Maori Studies at Lincoln University in Christchurch. Now I have completed my degree, I am excited to find work to make use of my skills and do what I am passionate about. Throughout the last four years completing my BLA, I have found out many things about myself. The most important of which is my attitude that I bring to every activity I am part of. I am an extremely hard worker whether out on the building site or in the office and I know the value of team work and how to encourage those in the team that may be struggling, enabling the whole team to cross the finish line together. SPECIFIC SKILLS AND STRENGTHS

• Good knowledge of Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite, Google SketchUp and Microsoft Office • Hand-­drawn graphics • Ever expanding plant knowledge • Knowledge of Maori culture, especially aspects relative to landscape design and planning • Work competently as a team member or individually • Have originality, imagination and creativity in design and presentation

QUALIFICATION AND EDUCATION 2010 -­2013 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (minor in Maori Studies) (recently finished 4th and final year, will graduate in May 2014) Lincoln University, NZ 2004 ‐ 2009 NCEA Levels 1, 2, 3 and UE Hutt Valley High School CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

• Student Member of NZILA • Attended 2013 IFLA 50 Conference, Auckland • Participated in 2013 IFLA Student Charrette

• Attended and presented work in Ngā Aho Kora Session: Revealing Ōtautahi (2 day Symposium) Nov, 2012

EMPLOYMENT RECORD 18 Jun - 05 Jul 2013 Student Intern Rough and Milne Landscape Architects Ltd. Responsibilities and Duties • Attended site visits • Produced hand-drawn design concepts • Generated Photoshop perspective montages • Drew up plans on Vectorworks • Wrote up contract administration documents • Produced plant pricing budget 05 Nov ­‐ 14 Dec 2012 Student Intern Andrew Craig Landscape Architect Ltd. (counted for 6 weeks office practical work for my BLA) Responsibilities and Duties • Attended District Council hearings in Canterbury Region • Attended Environment Court


• Created simple diagrams illustrating landscape issues for ammending a District Plan • Attended site visits • Drew up residential landscape plan using Vectorworks • Tutored Mr Craig in using Adobe Photoshop • Helped with graphic attachments for landscape evidence • Designed office Christmas card

08 Jan - 17 Feb 2012 Student Gardener (counted for 6 weeks implementation practical work for my BLA) Christchurch Botanic Gardens Responsibilities and Duties • General garden maintenance (dead­‐heading roses, weeding, mowing etc.) • Helped with set up of Ellerslie Flower Show entry Oct 2011 Casual Employee School of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University Responsibilities and Duties • Setting up and packing down for end of semester presentations and various other jobs Nov 2010 - Feb 2011, Dec 2009 - Feb 2010, also two weeks during 2010 Semester Break

Casual Employee Central Medical Unit, Civil Aviation Authority, Wellington Responsibilities and Duties • Data Capture (of medical assessments into the CAA database) • Scanning (of the above) • Mail - opening and distributing • Photocopying • Email • Filing (into filing system containing approx. 20,000 medical files) • Handling telephone inquiries

2008 during one school holiday

Casual Employee Purser Contracting Limited, Wellington Responsibilities and Duties • Answering phones • Filing • Photocopying

VOLUNTARY WORK Dec 2011 Student Volunteer Artworks Landscape Ltd. (landscape contractors, work experience) Nov 2011 Student Volunteer Re:Start the Heart, Cashel Street Container Mall build (base materials and planting) Feb 2011 Student Volunteer Christchurch earthquake relief (out of Aranui Primary School Hall, delivered food, water and other household necessities) Feb 2009 Donation Collector Arthritis New Zealand, Petone INTERESTS • Sketching • Reading • Music • Basketball • Rowing • Swimming • Relaxing with friends REFEREES David Compton-Moen Urban designer / Landscape Architect Sinclair Knight Merz Phone: (03) 940 4944 or 021 114 0377 Email: dcompton-moen@globalskm.com Written references as follows.

Earl Bennett Landscape Architect Earl Bennett Landscape Architects Phone: (03) 352 2879 or 021 155 1059 Email: ehbennett@xtra.co.nz


Reference

30 July 2013

To whom it may concern Reference for Nicole Keenan In order to fulfil a course requirement toward her degree in landscape architecture Nicole worked in my office and that of my colleagues for the final two months of 2012. While a relatively short period, she was involved in a wide range of activity. This included attendance at hearings, the environment court, site assessments, research, preparation of landscape graphics, mapping and various administrative tasks. We all found Nicole to be very personable, diligent, punctual and able. She also demonstrated considerable initiative and could be relied on to produce a high standard of work. She is receptive to advice and showed great enthusiasm. We therefore recommend her highly and are very confident that she will prove to be a true asset for future employers. We wish her all the best in her career as a landscape architect and know that she will do extremely well.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Craig Registered Landscape Architect

Reference

30 July 2013


69  Cambridge  Terrace   Level  2,  Christchurch  8013     PO  Box  3764   Christchurch  8140   New  Zealand     Tel  +64  3  366  3268   Fax  +64  3  377  8287   31 August 2013 REFERENCE FOR NICOLE KEENAN To Whom It May Concern: I have known Nicole since 2011 when I first taught her in the second year of her Degree in Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University. During that year she also assisted us with the Re-Start (Cashel Mall) project, volunteering her time to undertake the implementation of the project enabling it to open on time and finished. As part of her practical experience requirements for her degree Nicole spent three weeks working in our office during her mid semester break this year. Rough and Milne Landscape Architects has a staff of 14 including landscape architects, an administrator and an urban designer. Nicole’s time in our office coincided with us being extremely busy, with our team working to deadlines on a number of projects. Nicole seamlessly fitted into our work environment and her work involved some general office administration and organisation as well as preparing landscape concept plans, planting and construction plans. Nicole also went out on site and assisted with taking on-site measurements and end of maintenance period planting inspections. A further component of her work was the preparation of graphic attachments to accompany expert witness written evidence. During her work in our office Nicole assisted, at various times, all staff members. She approached her work with enthusiasm and a sense of pride, and worked with the commitment necessary to meet deadlines. In every respect Nicole’s work was very commendable and she displayed an enquiring mind. Nicole had an excellent attitude towards her work and her open, friendly manner led her to having a good relationship with everyone in the office. Nicole also impressed me with her ability to get stuck in and to show initiative to help others busy trying to meet project commitments. From Nicole’s time with us I can recommend her as a person of high integrity and commitment and, with experience, I believe she has the potential to become an excellent landscape architect. Yours sincerely, Tony Milne Director Rough & Milne Landscape Architects Limited


Nicole Keenan Curriculum Vitae