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SIMON W. JAMES

Part II Architectural Assistant CV-Portfolio

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/ PROFILE NAME DATE OF BIRTH NATIONALITY

Simon Wyn James 28.06.1988 British National

ADDRESS

31 Woodhill Road Colwyn Bay Conwy LL29 7ES Wales, UK

MOBILE EMAIL WEB LANGUAGES

+44 (0) 7890 362 078 info@simonwynjames.com www.simonwynjames.com English, Welsh

I spent the year following my RIBA Part I degree working in Zurich for SAM Architekten und Partner on a diverse range of projects, where I became an esteemed member of a successful design team and gained valuable experience in professional practice. I was able to considerably develop my skills and exibility within professional practice through a high level of responsibility over different SIA (Swiss RIBA equivalent) work stages in numerous projects of varying scale and function. Having established versatile and interdisciplinary working methodologies, both as an individual at the WSA and as part of a team at SAM Architekten, I strive to respond meticulously to the speciďŹ city and particularities of any brief through tailoring my skills. I have extensive experience in both physical craft and advanced digital modelling. From concept to visualisation, I respect a balance between both in architectural design. My architectural interest and projects thrive on pushing theoretical and technological boundaries whilst remaining overtly true to fundamental phenomenological experiences. My research interests focus on the intersection between digital and physical realms in the design, construction and perception of architecture.


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/ EDUCATION & SKILLS WELSH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Cardiff, UK MArch Master of Architecture (RIBA Part II) Commendation

2012

BSc (HONS) Architectural Studies (RIBA Part I) 1:1 First Class Honours

2010

Y CREUDDYN SCHOOL Conwy, UK A LEVEL (WJEC) A - Art A - Design & Technology A - Music B - Physics

2006

GCSE LEVEL (WJEC) 12 grade A*-B

2004

/ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / SOFTWARE 2D Adobe Master Suite CS6 ---------------AutoCAD 2012 ---Vectorworks 2012 ------

8yr 2yr 3yr

3D 3DS max 2012 -----Ecotect 2011 -------Google SketchUp Pro 8 ---------Grasshopper 0.8 ---Maxwell Render -----Revit 2012 -Rhinoceros 4.0 ----------

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OTHER Microsoft Office 16yr --------------------------------

/ KEY SKILLS - creative, innovative and multifaceted over diverse range of subjects - hand drawing - strong visual, verbal and written communication - CAD drafting, modelling, analysis and advanced visualisation - physical modelling and prototyping - meeting demanding deadlines and organising multiple projects both as an individual and as part of a team

SAM ARCHITEKTEN UND PARTNER AG 2010-2011 Zürich, Switzerland www.samarch.ch Personally invited by Sacha Menz to join his practice in 2010 as a Part I Architectural Assistant following completion of BSc at the WSA. QUARTIER RICHTI, WALLISELLEN NEW BUILD | 28,000m² | A-H - detail and conceptual design of entrances and restaurant - physical / virtual modelling and visualisation HOTEL VORDERER STERNEN, ZÜRICH NEW BUILD | 1,600m² | A-E - physical / virtual modelling - development of facade design with visualisation HFGS, AARAU - competition visualisation - development of facade design WEINWELT, WILCHINGEN - development of final design - virtual modelling - competition visualisation

COMPETITION | 8,000m² | B-E

1ST PRIZE COMPETITION | 380m² | A-E

WOHNÜBERBAUUNG, DÜBENDORF COMPETITION | 5,400m² | A-F - lead designer and developer of competition - physical / virtual modelling - execution of final drawings and competition visualisation General Assistant with Design, Visualisation and 3D Modelling: STAATSANWALTSCHAFT, Ulm, Germany FINANZAMT BIBERACH, Germany HAUS ZUR ENGE, Zürich LOFTS, Schönenwerd

COMPETITION | C-D COMPETITION | C-D REFURBISHMENT | D-F NEW BUILD | C-D


/ AWARDS, WORK EXPERIENCE & INTERESTS RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Nominee

2010

T Alwyn Lloyd Travelling Scholarship

2010

ADP ‘Architecture Naturally’ Photography Competition Highly Commended

2010

WSAdesign+ Student

2009-2010

SAWSA Art Exhibition Photography 1st Prize

2009

ABRSM - Piano Grade 8 Merit

2007

National Design & Technology Awards Finalist

2005

Welsh Innovation Awards Finalist

2004 & 2006

/ WORK EXPERIENCE SAWSA Propaganda, Cardiff Gap Year GVI Expedition, Costa Rica Cae Mor Hotel, Llandudno Blah D Blah Graphic Design, Conwy Conwy Property Services, Llandudno

2008-2009 2007 2006-2008 2005 2004

/ INTERESTS

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- architecture, art, photography, film & design - emergent technology - travelling - music production - theoretical literature

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23. COVER IMAGE. ‘OF CLOUDS & CLOCKS’ MArch THESIS heads of valleys collective digital network 1. MArch THESIS model; 2. MArch THESIS exterior perspective; 3. MArch THESIS elevation 4. MArch THESIS debate forum perspective 5. MArch THESIS ground floor contextual plan 6. MArch THESIS interaction space perspective 7. MArch THESIS programme isometric 8. MArch THESIS long section; 9. MArch THESIS L4 plan 10. MArch THESIS entrance foyer perspective 11. MArch THESIS classroom / shell perspective 12. MArch THESIS technical sections & exploded structural isometrics 13. SAM

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ARCHITEKTEN ‘Dübendorf Residential Development’ exterior perspective 14. SAM ARCHITEKTEN ‘Dübendorf Residential Development’ plans & sections 15. BSc ‘Evolutionary Masterplanning’ (RIBA President’s Medals Nominee) model 16. BSc ‘Evolutionary Masterplanning’ (RIBA President’s Medals Nominee) density plan 17. BSc ‘Hönggerberg Pleasure Gardens’ greenhouse section 18. SAM ARCHITEKTEN ‘Richti Residential & Mixed Use Development’ restaurant interior perspective 19. SAM ARCHITEKTEN ‘Richti Residential & Mixed Use Development’ restaurant plan 20. SAM ARCHITEKTEN ‘Wilchingen Winery’ exterior perspective 21. SAM ARCHITEKTEN ‘Aarau School Extension’ exterior perspective 22. SAM ARCHITEKTEN ‘Vorderer Sternen Hotel & Restaurant’ exterior perspective 23. BSc ‘Function of the Facade Coffee & Jazz Bar’ model 24. BSc ‘Hönggerberg Pleasure Gardens’ exhibition hall exterior perspective 25. BSc ‘Hönggerberg Pleasure Gardens’ exhibition hall plan

Please feel free to explore my website where an extensive range of projects and images can be viewed. Thank you WWW.SIMONWYNJAMES.COM 17.

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/ REFERENCES RICHARD WESTON

SACHA MENZ

westonr1@cardiff.ac.uk

menz@samarch.ch

Welsh School of Architecture Bute Building King Edward VII Avenue Cardiff CF10 3NB Wales, UK

SAM Architekten und Partner AG Hardturmstrasse 175 Postfach CH-8037 Z端rich Switzerland

+44 (0) 2920 874 431

+41 (0) 444 474 343


Simon W. James - Part II Architectural Assistant CV-portfolio