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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.

Work Experience

Architecture For Humanity London


November 2013 - Present London, United Kingdom

Andrew Burns Architect

Graduate Architect

August 2013 - September 2013 Sydney, Australia

Architecture For Humanity Melbourne


May 2013 - November 2013 Melbourne, Australia

John Wardle Architects

Graduate Architect

March 2013 - September 2013 Melbourne, Australia

Lehrer Architects

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.
November 2012 - December 2012 Los Angeles, California, United States

MESH Architectures

Intern Architect

Programming - Site Analysis / Social - Public / Contract Value: $800k - $6mil / Brooklyn, NY / 6 Staff
October 2012 - November 2012 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Croft Goode Architects

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.
January 2012 - September 2012 Kirkham, United Kingdom

Stanton Andrews Architects

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.
December 2010 - April 2011 Clitheroe, United Kingdom

Blueprint Magazine

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.
June 2009 - July 2009 London, United Kingdom

Ian Simpson Architects

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.
August 2007 - August 2008 Manchester, United Kingdom

Chadwick & Bracewell Architects

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.
May 2005 - September 2005 Blackburn, United Kingdom


Architectural Association

Examination in Architectural Practice / RIBA Part III

September 2012 - Present United Kingdom

Lincoln School Of Architecture

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.
September 2009 - August 2010 Lincoln, United Kingdom

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology (RMIT) - Australia

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.
January 2009 - July 2009 Melbourne, Australia

Westminster School Of Architecture And The Built Environment

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.
September 2008 - January 2009 London, United Kingdom

University College London

Bartlett School of Architecture Summer School 2007

July 2007 - August 2007 United Kingdom

Lincoln School Of Architecture

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.
September 2004 - July 2007 Lincoln, United Kingdom

Blackburn College Of Construction

National Award in Construction and the Built Environment

September 2010 - July 2011 United Kingdom

Blackburn College Of Art

National Diploma in Graphic Design / Foundation Degree in Multimedia

September 2000 - July 2004 United Kingdom

Moorland High School

Eight GCSE’s at grade A-C

September 1995 - July 2000 United Kingdom


English (Fluent),
French (Beginner),
German (Beginner),


Building Design Magazine

One of top six winning architecture graduates in the BD Class of 2010


Northern Design Competition

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.

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