RIBA Level: Part 2 Location: London
Alumni: University of Dundee
I have just finished my Masters year at the University of Dundee. To date I have spent extensive time gaining site experience while in practice and working on different projects varying in scale. The majority of my year in practice was spent in Malaysia with Hasegawa & Associates, there I worked on the refurbishment of a first floor space into a cafe. With this project I independently dealt with the client during the design process and sourced the materials to be used in the build, supervising their arrival onto site, when at this point I had to return to Dundee for my masters. Not only was my time immersed in this but I successfully juggled work on different projects simultaneously, notably the Golden Wave Hotel, a multi-use development incorporating a hotel, bus terminal, retail and offices. Since finishing this university year in May I have been on site personally aiding in the refurbishment and extension of a family friends 4 bedroom dwelling. Where my practical building knowledge has grown extensively. In terms of software I am proficient in the entire Adobe Creative Suite as well as Auto Cad, Vector Works, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup and Microsoft Office. I hope that this is evident from the examples shown within portfolio.. In practice I have always been complimented for my creativity and ability to look at any situation with the intention of success. I put 100% into all I do including the smallest and most mundane of tasks. I am consistently successful and am confident in my ability to become an invaluable member of any team.
M.Arch - The Urban Prison
”The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons”. Fyodor Dostoyevsky This work is about prisons but not only about prisons. It is also a critique of the city’ and sets up a series of questions: to what extent are cities truly mixed use? Can prisons contribute to the life of the city? And by perforating the solids of both prison walls and urban blocks, can we create new space for diversity, spontaneous opportunity, experience and play? Instead of isolation then buildings must be more permeable in order to cater for such events. If it is possible to create such space through the ’urban prison’ where the extremes of public and private can co-exist then such a model can be used to improve public space. Let the prison also be the street.
- RIBA Level: Part 2
- Pieces: 8
B.Arch Hons. (2.1) - Glasgow Opera & Ballet Centre
This project of an opera house is primarily about a unified space that gives back to a city providing the opportunity for a variety of functions to take place within it. This space can become the heart and soul of the building by seemingly becoming the foyer at ground floor, blurring the boundary between site and building. The programming of the front of house accommodation can take place around this space leaving balconies overlooking an unprogrammed ground floor space; in which endless functions and performances can occur. The idea of a front of house space that is as much a show as the performance within the auditorium applies here as all the public functions occur within one space. The building is rooted to the site with the foyer and external space becoming one, while the new and opposing old, face off against one another in a conversation where the space between becomes an urban room.
- RIBA Level: Part 2
- Pieces: 14