Architectural

Profile

In both my professional and personal life I am enthusiastic and self-motivated by my desire to continually learn. I understand how and why things work by solving practical problems in design and build projects. I have gained excellent communication skills both by collaborating as part of a design team and working independently through liaising between industrial design, engineering and manufacturing teams at each stage of the project.

I was inspired to investigate the creative and intuitive side of my personality by remodelling my home and building a workshop. This led me to a BA degree at Newcastle University followed by work at UV architects. I am now looking forward to applying my skills, knowledge and passion for architectural design by working within a collaborative team to achieve larger scale architectural projects.

Skills

  • Pro Engineer Expert
  • Revit Advanced
  • Dialux 6.0 evo Intermediate
  • 3D studio Max Intermediate
  • AutoCAD Advanced
  • Adobe Photoshop Intermediate
  • Adobe InDesign Intermediate
  • Microsoft Project Intermediate

Projects

2018 – 2021
  1. Whitley bay
  2. Garden office
  3. Orpington
2013 – 2018 Realise design
  1. Banstead
  2. Cambridge
  3. Reading
  4. Hayes     
2016 – 2018 UV Architects –
Part 1 Architects Assistant – London bridge

While working for Will and Mick at UV architects I worked on a range of different scale projects from residential home alterations in the central London area to the development of 9 new build flats on top of an existing block of flats, Sandhurst court on Acre Lane in Brixton. The residential projects gave me experience of:

Surveying (laser distance measuring) and Lidar 3D scanning on 2 projects with potential right to light issues. Using the surveys to build 3D revit models of the existing Victorian or Edwardian homes and producing drawings.

Creating 3D concept models of a range of possible re configurations to best meet the clients brief and program requirements. Presenting the concepts to the client using a combination of 2 & 3D visual media and discussing the benefits and limitations of each concept.

Producing planning drawings and making applications using the planning portal. I worked on the design of bespoke fitted furniture, storage and utility layouts at Thurleigh road project featured below:

www.mcgarchitects.co.uk

will@mcgarchitects.co.uk

While working on Sandhurst court I gained experience of producing a suite of construction drawings for the internal fitout of 2 single level and 7 duplex flats. Then going to site and seeing the building develop while overseeing the construction of the details and snagging the final fit and finishes of the flats.   

Images of Sandhurst court can be seen at:

www.thegentlemanarchitect.com

mick@thegentlemanarchitect.com

Education

2013 – 2016 2.1 BA Hons Architecture

Newcastle University

Experience and Process of Photography Institute

My graduation project used a site on the edge of Richmond (North Yorkshire) to highlight sustainability through the reinstatement of a native woodland that separated an assemblage of timber structured buildings. This provided a public experience of the urban and rural landscapes of Richmond and a private institution researching, teaching and implementing the analogue and digital processes of photography. The project was inspired by a studio visit to Tenerife to explore light and materiality through photography.

2013 – 2016 Hotbox  
new build – Design & Construction

I explored the experience of intimacy and comfort in an inhabitable space by designing and constructing the minimum feasible and comfortable habitable space (16m2) in a cold enclosed area of 93m2.

2010 – 2013 Hinckley  
renovation – Design & Construction

My brief was to create a workshop space and modernise my home. This involved research, site survey, concept design, cost estimation, management and liaison with a structural engineer and planning officer, I also experienced project management ,liaison with a building control officer and learnt the construction skills needed to build the project.

1997 – 2001

2.1 Meng Hons General Engineering

Brunel University

1995 – 97

Distinction Btec in Engineering

Kingston College

1993 – 95

GCSE’s5 A*’s, Art, Science, Geography & CDT