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Archfolio Ronnie Murray Architect ARB

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Ronnie Murray Architect ARB

As the Project Architect in a significant number of developments, my experience lies primarily in private residential, preschool education and commercial office design. Beginning my career at a newly founded practice with two experienced directors has allowed me to be directly involved in a wide range of project sectors and all design stages. Over the past three and half years, I have developed a very comprehensive and pragmatic approach to design, allowing creative freedom come to the fore when faced with project challenges and limitations. Working closely with both client and the design team from an early stage has allowed each individual project to create substantial value for the client and the surrounding community. As an ARB (UK) Qualified Architect, I am eligible for RIBA membership. Having sought advice from the AIBC and CACB, it would be possible to transfer my academic certificates and begin the internship programme with the AIBC. Due to my past experience there 02

is potential for the two year programme to be shortened as The Experience Review Committee will review submissions on a case-by-case basis.

56 London Road Redhill Surrey, UK RH1 1LN

With regard to skill transfer I expect there to be some minor changes from practice in the UK however my varied past experience and ongoing curiosity will reassure an even transition into Canadian practice. +44 (0)75 4785 2734

The following pages are a concise introduction to my involvement in past projects, demonstrating my architectural ability and aspiration. I would be delighted to send you an expanded portfolio to further demonstrate my ability to join your team. I will arrive in Vancouver on 6th June but am happy to conduct initial interviews via phone or video conferencing. My visa and work permit will be valid until June 2020. There are no requirements for the employer and I will be looking to obtain permanent residency prior to its lapse.

Cover image: Observatory Close - Vertical Shading Detail

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Resume CF.Architects

Jan 2015 - Present Surrey, UK

“key ivolvement at all stages including contract administration and on-site management” CF.Architects are a young, open-minded practice with a diverse portfolio of work ranging through private and developer residential, education, sports and commercial project sectors. Founded in 2014, I joined CF.Architects in 2015, focus has been on the development of a strong, client centred brief combined with a committed and collective office environment. Within the past three and half years I have gained invaluable experience, growing with and helping to evolve the practice. Beginning with private residential and progressing to larger scale education and commercial buildings I have matured with a wide variety of experience, responsibility and skill. Following my professional qualification, I have been Project Architect on Fennies Nursery - Wimbledon and Howard Chase

McKevitt Architects Nov 2011 - Sept 2012 Drogheda, Ireland

McKevitt Architects is a long established, medium sized practice with a diverse portfolio. I joined the team to develop planning applications and measured surveys, giving me an excellent understanding of the early project stages. I was also involved on-site

Office along with other smaller projects, competition entries and feasibility studies. Fennies Nursery – Wimbledon, is a complete refurbishment and extension of an existing building on a very constrained site, offering pre-school on ground and first floor with two generous apartments on the top floor. Howard Chase is a bespoke, brick detailed, office building on an existing car park site, designed from sustainable first principles. Being with a growing practice from the beginning has allowed me to experience several projects from sketch design to completed construction, with key involvement at all stages including contract administration and on-site management. Please see the folllowing pages for more a more detailed description of both projects and others which I have worked on at CF.Architects. with the project management and interior detailing of a large secondary school.

University of Brighton

Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Practice and Law in Architecture Sept 2015 - Oct 2016 RIBA Part III Brighton, UK

Queen’s University Belfast Master of Architecture Sept 2012 – July 2014 RIBA Part II Belfast, N. Ireland

Technische Universität München

Master of Architecture (Erasmus) April 2013 – Sept 2013 RIBA Part II Munich, Germany

Queen’s University Belfast

BSc Honours in Architecture Sept 2008 – July 2011 RIBA Part II Belfast, N. Ireland 03

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CAD Efficiency

Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD, with good experience in Bently Microstation and ArchiCad (BIM). Sketchup for 3D design development , combined with VRay and Photoshop for high quality rendering capabilities. When I joined CF.Architects Bently Microstation was the practice’s primary drafting programme. Due to business growth and future foresight to BIM

integration a decision was made to migrate to AutoCAD. I created the office template and drawing standards which I have continuously developed throughout my time there giving me a deep understanding of AutoCAD, office workflow and efficiency but also a great appreciation of drawing and information clarity.

Construction Detail and Specification

Experienced in detailing, specification and co-ordiation of a variety of packages across whole projects. Working with clients to a budget and established brief on new build, refurbishment and conservation. Integration of building regulations, planning

requirements and sustainability accreditation while minimising any negative impact of the design, budget and timescale. I am experienced in producing NBS Specification at both a domestic and commercial level.

Project Coordination

A close working relationship with consultants and contractors has given me added awareness with respect to project coordination and the development of efficient and effective design. I have experience

with co-ordination of projects at all stages, from client introduction meetings to on-site management and completion certification and can competently lead project meetings.


At CF.Architects I was involved in nine RIBA competition entries, five of which were nationally shortlisted. When successfully

managed, competitions boosted creativity while encouraging the design discussion and progression of fee paying projects.

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RIBA Strategic

Stages Definition

119_Cranley Close 122_6 Eversfield Road 124_Observatory Close* 126_Old Forge 128_Somerset Road 133_11 Lyncroft Gardens 134_The Folly 136_Ashcombe Road 137_Quality Street 138_Battlebridge Works 141_Castle Cottage 143_Orchard* 145_9 Cronks Hill 148_Station Road 149_Fennies_Guildford 150_Fennies_Wimbledon 154_56 West Street 159_Fennies_Croydon 162_The Folly Flat 167_Down Road* 173_Clarence Road 176_45 Cronks Hill 180_Smallhills Farm 186_Fennies Oxted 187_Heath Lodge 190_Houchin Fields 191_1 Park Lane* 205_The Old School House 214_15 Lyncroft Gardens 215_2 Howard Chase* 221_Saffron Square 217_Exchange Hse 218_The Lodge Dunottar 222_83 The Quarries 224_17 Russells Crescent 231_Winterfield Barn 234_The Works


Stage 1

Preparation and Brief

Stage 2

Concept Design

Stage 3

Developed Design

Stage 4

Technical Design

Stage 5


Stage 6

Handover & Close Out

Stage 7

In Use


highlighted projects in more detail over the following pages

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Fennies Nursery - Wimbledon Fennies Nursery Wimbledon, UK

Pre-School Education £800,000 ($1,100,000) 700m2 (7,500ft2) RIBA Stages 0-5

Having been heavily involved from the beginning, through a feasibility study we developed the design brief to include an extension at ground floor to give larger spaces with connection to the outdoor play area. The new extension allowed for shifting of floor area required by the 80 child nursery to the ground floor, opening up the possibility for two apartments on the top floor, a lucrative design improvement for the client. Through a drawn out planning process with successful coordination of a wider consultant team, planning was granted for the full brief

with conditions. Working with the existing steel frame, which suffered from a series of badly planned and temporary extensions we removed the front and rear façade to open up the building, focusing on the nursery branding and ethos of excellence and inspiration. During detail design and construction phases, I lead coordination of the consultant team and represented CF.Architects at site meetings. The project is set to achieve the environmental benchmark of BREEAM Very Good and is due for completion at the end of June 2018.

“set to achieve the environmental benchmark of BREEAM Very Good”

Down Road Down Road Surrey, UK

Developer Residential 260m2


RIBA Stages 3-4

Capitalising on what we developed for the flat design and specification at Fennies Nursery - Wimbledon the client requested we further refine our the design with the intention of additional, larger ventures in residential property development.

programme, I led the listed building design while my colleague completed the house design. We worked closely with the project manager and client to develop a style and establish buying power with desired fixing and furnishing brands.

Following a detailed feasibility study we developed a design for three generous flats within the existing listed building and a new build detached house on the site. To increase speed of the detailed design

The increased time spent on research and refinement for this project will pay dividends in the future.


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Howard Chase Howard Chase Essex, UK

Commercial ÂŁ1,500,000 ($2,000,000) 1,000m2 (10,750ft2) RIBA Stages 0-5

Ground Floor Plan Detail Single Projecting Brick 1:10

“the design maximised capacity and usability while setting precedent for considered design on future development in the area� 06

Howard Chase is a bespoke office building for the Newsquest media group in Essex. Although strictly limited on budget the design maximised capacity and usability while setting precedent for considered design on future development in the area. Flexible open plan office space, designed on sustainable first principles, provided a new fit-for-purpose building that will enable the expanding company to continue publishing with rapidly changing demands in the 21st Century.

As Project Architect, I led the consultant team during detail design, tender and preconstruction phases. With construction due to start June 2018, before my departure all pre-construction RFIs from the contractor have been resolved and a precisely detailed 12month construction programme is due to begin.

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Observatory Close Observatory Close

This extension to a Grade II listed cottage, parts of which date back to the 16th century, is a sensitive yet clearly distinctive addition, providing much needed additional living space for a growing family. The design was heavily influenced by the simple but prescriptive brief and close contact with the client.

Oxfordshire, UK

Private Residential ÂŁ100,000 ($135,000) 25m2 extension (430ft2) 15m2 refurbishment RIBA Stages 0-7

pleasing fifth elevation when viewed from above.

Through the listed building consent, sample panels of the snapped flint were strictly adhered to. A planted sedum roof retains bio-diversity on the site while providing a

From initial sketch stage through to completion, I was involved at all key stages including contract administration and on-site management. I also used this project as part of a comparative study for my professional exams. Retaining contact with the client, feedback has been extremely positive with the extra 25m2 dramatically improving the versatility and spatial quality of their existing house and garden.

Following the design and confident management of this highly glazed contemporary extension, the client asked CF.Architects to lead the designs for the expansion of his preschool education brand (see Fennies Nursery – Wimbledon).

respected relationship with the contractor which has been maintained going forward on other developments. When onsite, the decision was made to extensively refurbish the internal layout and extend the contemporary aesthetic throughout.

I was involved in the design of the extension through all stages. Due to the client using his own contractor there was little contract administration with a streamlined tender process. However this allowed for a

Unfortunately, due to privacy reasons, the client has decided not to photograph the completed work in detail but is delighted by the luxurious yet minimal finished quality.

Orchard Orchard

Surrey, UK Private Residential RIBA Stages 0-7












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Do not Scale. Use figured dimensions only. All dimensions to be checked on site. All drawings to be read in conjunction with the Engineers' drawings. Any discrepencies between consultants drawings to be reported to the Architect before any work commences. The Contractor's attention is drawn to the Health & Safety matters identified in the Health & Safety plan as being potentially hazardous. These items should not be considered as a complete and final list. The Work Package Contractor's normal Health and Safety obligations still apply when undertaking constructional operations both on and off site.


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Park Lane Park Lane Surrey, UK

Private Residential ÂŁ200,000 ($275,000) 50m2 (540ft2) RIBA Stages 0-3

Although the property was not listed, its location within an area of outstanding natural beauty and a conservation area required a very robust planning argument. We invested more time than is traditionally required for a planning application with the intention that carefully thought detail at an early stage would help reassure the planning authority. In my spare time, I built a model emphasising the attention in massing and detail, to support the planning application.

Unfortunately for personal reasons the client sold their house before submitting the application. It is a project I was looking forward to progressing through detail design, however it has also taught me the fragility of the construction sector, albeit on a small scale.

Winterfield Barn Winterfield Barn Kent, UK

Private Residential ÂŁ250,000 ($340,000) 170m2 (1,800ft2) RIBA Stages 3-4


Due to an interesting change in planning policy, with the aim to increasing housing stock, permitted development rights included change of use from agricultural buildings to residential. The existing building must also be structurally sound and the form retained to avoid disruption the surrounding landscape. The existing concrete and steel frame barn would be insulated from the inside with an additional structural inner leaf built to support a new first floor. Externally it would require

a new roof and over clad in timber weather boarding, also providing a cleaner aesthetic. New openings in the structure stimulated an interesting exercise in proportion. I led the project through detailed design and specification with a small consultant team. I advanced the CF.Architects AutoCAD template to allow for greater level of detail clarity and inclusion of interior design, which has now become the new office standard.

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