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RIBA Part III Architectural Assistant

London, United Kingdom
Born in 1984, Lancashire, Great Britain, I studied architecture at Lincoln School of Architecture during which I was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal and won the architectural design category of the Northern Design Competition 2008. I continued my studies at both the University of Westminster and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Graduating in 2010 I was awarded the dean’s prize for highest grade at diploma and my graduate thesis project was subsequently nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and published in Building Design’s Class of 2010, identifying me as one of the top six architectural graduates in the United Kingdom.
London, United Kingdom
Nov 2013Present
Sydney, Australia
Aug 2013Sep 2013
Graduate Architect
Melbourne, Australia
May 2013Nov 2013
Melbourne, Australia
Mar 2013Sep 2013
Graduate Architect
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nov 2012Dec 2012
Intern Architect
Schematic - Developed Design Phases / Social Housing - Residential / Contract Value: $400k - $1.6mil Compton - Silverlake, LA / 18 Staff. Internship conducted during architectural tour of the United States.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Oct 2012Nov 2012
Intern Architect
Programming - Site Analysis / Social - Public / Contract Value: $800k - $6mil / Brooklyn, NY / 6 Staff
Kirkham, United Kingdom
Jan 2012Sep 2012
Part III Architectural Assistant
RIBA Stages A-F / Social Housing - Education - Healthcare - Public / Contract Value: £300k- £45mil / Cumbria - Merseyside - Scotland / 16 Staff. Medium-scale multidisciplinary practice focused on varied social housing schemes across the UK. Project Administration, practice law, contract implementation. Gained comprehensive experience working on complex integrated schemes in Autodesk Revit.
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Dec 2010Apr 2011
Post Part II Architectural Assistant
RIBA Stages A-K / Residential - Industrial - Education - Leisure / Contract Value: £100k - £1mil / Lancashire - Ribble Valley / 3 Staff / Experience of local practice, working on multiple schemes from concept, construction to completion / Sourcing manufacturers, historic conservation - renovation.
London, United Kingdom
Jun 2009Jul 2009
Editorial Assistant
Headhunted by Blueprint through Noise Festival Design Competition / Internship drafting short articles, curating exhibitions, design & art direction, print, publication, website maintenance, events attendance.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 2007Aug 2008
Post Part I Architectural Assistant
RIBA Stages A-L / Commercial - Residential - Public - Masterplan / Contract Value: £25mil - £1bil / Manchester - London - International / 120 Staff / Technical drafting, professional scale models, photo- realistic visualization, professional presentations to CABE & English Heritage / CPD: RIBA NW Region.
Blackburn, United Kingdom
May 2005Sep 2005
Architectural Assistant
RIBA Stages C-H / Retail - Industrial - Private Residential - Education / Contract Value: £200k - £2mil / North West - National / 5 Staff / Gained experience in; site and building surveying, risk assessments, spatial organisation, fire hazard perception, mechanical & electrical specification, building regulations.
United Kingdom
Sep 2012Present
Examination in Architectural Practice / RIBA Part III
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Sep 2009Aug 2010
BArch (Bachelor of Architecture) / RIBA Part II (Semester 3–4)
Design Thesis; Dyslexia, Literature and the Imagination: Yerevan State University Library and Archive. Conducted research into the Visual-Spatial Classification and Conveyance Of Knowledge. Announced as best student BArch, graduating with distinction in design and subsequently nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and published as one of the top six UK architectural graduates in the BD Class of 2010.
Melbourne, Australia
Jan 2009Jul 2009
Master of Architecture / RIBA Part II (Semester 2)
International exchange program with one of the worlds leading schools of design. North Melbourne Masterplan. Conducted research into Contemporary Australian Architecture and Asian Urbanism.
London, United Kingdom
Sep 2008Jan 2009
Graduate Diploma in Architecture / RIBA Part II (Semester 1)
Design Studio: Effect & Affect in Advanced Parametricism with Andrew Yau of UFO. Budget Social Housing, Utopias in Architecture and Digital Representation; Scripting and Generative Components.
United Kingdom
Jul 2007Aug 2007
Bartlett School of Architecture Summer School 2007
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Sep 2004Jul 2007
BA (Honors) Architecture / RIBA Part I
Graduated with first class honors with my design thesis for a Seasonal Affective Disorder Rehabilitation Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland and dissertation on the Paradox of Anarchitecture. Nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal and won the architectural design category of the Northern Design Competition.
United Kingdom
Sep 2010Jul 2011
National Award in Construction and the Built Environment
United Kingdom
Sep 2000Jul 2004
National Diploma in Graphic Design / Foundation Degree in Multimedia
United Kingdom
Sep 1995Jul 2000
Eight GCSE’s at grade A-C
Jul 2010
One of top six winning architecture graduates in the BD Class of 2010
May 2008
Architectural Design Category: Winner.
Architectural Design, Concept Design, Urban Design, Masterplanning, Contextual and Cultural Analysis, Landscape Architecture, Digital Design, Spatial Design, Sustainable Environmental Design Site Inspections, Client Liason, Feasibility, Planning, Procurement, Tendering, CAD, 2D Drafting, Technical Construction Detailing, 3D Architectural Modelling, Rendering, Photorealistic Visualisation, Graphic Design (Illustration, Painting, Collage, Typography, Photo-Montage, Technical Drawing) Photography, Film, Product, Furniture, Exhibition, Binding, Publication, Presentation, Web Design, Physical Modeling (Origami, Woodwork, Foam Cutter, CNC Router, Laser Cutter, RP, 3D Printing).
Over the past twelve years I have developed exceptional computer literacy within both Microsoft and Macintosh and am competent with a broad range of architectural design industry computer programs.

SOFTWARE (Level of Proficiency)
Microstation: 2D (Expert) / Bentley Architecture BIM 3D (Rookie)
Autodesk AutoCAD (Intermediate ) 3D Studio Max (Rookie) Revit BIM (Intermediate)
Vectorworks (Intermediate)
SketchUp (Expert) Cinema 4D (Rookie)
Rhino 3D (Advanced) Vray (Rookie)
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop (Expert), Illustrator (Intermediate ), In Design (Advanced)
Microsoft: Word (Advanced), Excel, PowerPoint (Intermediate)
Vocational Study
01/12–02/12. Croft Goode Architects / Introductory Autodesk Revit BIM (3 day) training seminar.
05/11–08/11. British Airways Great Britons Art Competition _ Tracey Emin / Shortlist - Finalist
04/11–11/11. Enterprise Trust: Business Basics, Essentials and Planning. TAX. Web-Marketing.
10/11–10/11. RIBA CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Manchester Roadshow 2011
05/11–09/11. Manchester Academy of English / Cactus Language _ German Inauguration.
11/10–11/10. Man Town Human / The Kowalsky Gallery / London _ Winter School 2010
09/09–09/09. Royal Institute of British Architects / London _ RIBA Practice Symposium 2009
09/09–09/09. The Building Centre / London _ Digital Architecture London Conference 2009
09/07–07/08. University of Lincoln _ Certificate Professional Practice and Management in Architecture
09/07–10/07. Ian Simpson Architects / Microstation 2D (4 day) 3D (2 day) training seminars.
Field Study
Lyon, France- December 2013 / Berlin, Germany- November 2013 / Copenhagen, Denmark- October 2013 / New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, USA- December 2012 / Montreal, Toronto, Canada- November 2012 / Yerevan, Armenia- November 2009 / Cardiff, Wales- September 2009 / Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Gifu, Kobe, Hiroshima, Japan- July 2009 / Brisbane, Australia- April 2009 / Melbourne, Australia- February 2009 / Sydney, Australia- January 2009 / Hong Kong- February 2009 / Vienna, Austria- February 2007 / Reykjavik, Iceland- January 2007 / Edinburgh/ Glasgow- Oct 2006 / Istanbul- July 2006 / Valencia- August 2005 / Barcelona- November 2004 / Paris- December 2003 / Perth, Australia- August 2002 / Singapore- June 2002.
English (Fluent), French (Beginner), German (Beginner)
Additional Info
I am passionate about art, music, cars, gastronomy and literature (audiobooks) with an avid interest in business, marketing and entrepreneurship. I devote much of my spare time to personal & professional development, although I am equally distracted by cooking, travelling, running & socialising with friends.
-Full (clean) UK driving licence
-RIBA Membership Number -11324750