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Freelance Designer Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, UK

Core Skills: Architecture, Urbanism, Journalism, Writing, CAD

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£16.47 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£131.76 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:330010

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Five years experience in private professional architectural practice; proven track record in presentation skills, particular strengths in technical writing and support documentation, including drawings and reports for detailed planning consents, feasibility studies, masterplanning and bids.

Degrees in Architecture, Urban Design and Town Planning.

Recipient of a number of academic and work-related awards and bursaries to date.

Journalism experience in specialist press and general press, including ARCHITECT'S JOURNAL and URBAN REALM.


Urban Design & Town Planning, Journalism

Employment History

(Feb 2013 & ongoing)

Architectural & Planning Assistant


- Providing drawings and information management for new-build projects

(Oct 2006 to Apr 2009)

Architectural Assistant


Architecture & Planning industry

- Construction detailing, 1:20/1:10/1:5;
- Independently drafting Tender documentation & Design Statements;
- 3d modeling and visuals; Presentation drawings;
- Building Warrant; Planning; Detailed Planning; Listed Building Consent; Advertising Consent; associated Amendment Stages;
- Tender and Construction stages; Knowledge of SBSS Domestic & Non-Domestic;
- Research and advice on planning and legislative matters;
- Schematic and Concept Design; working drawings;
- Measured and Photographic Site Surveys;
- Interior Fit-Outs; Office Space Planning

(Jan 2006 to Sep 2006)

Architectural Assistant


- Independently Preparing Drawings for Planning Applications and Building Warrant Consent for House and Flat Extensions and Conversions and New Build Houses;
-Independently drafting letters and writing and distributing minutes;
-Independently writing Feasibility Reports for Space Analysis;
-Assistance for larger works at various stages, including hospitals and schools;
-Site Surveys; Client and User Group Meetings; Visits to Planning/Building Control;
-Research & CPD; Attending conferences and seminars;
-Assistance with Administrative Responsibilities and self-management of project paperwork

(May 2004 to May 2005)

Space Planner

Alexi Marmot Associates , London

Worked for an independent, specialist niche consultancy in London with a high level of responsibility, and a diverse role for a fresh graduate;
- Project management assistance for large-scale and smaller-scale ventures, some at feasibility study others at design implementation stage;
- Working for a governmental department client base – several participants to liaise with; creating user database to organize and locate staff;
- Liaising and communicating with many members of the design team, both in-house and external companies and consultants;
- Independently drafting, coordinating and managing over 100 drawings and documents for project management team of a single project;
- Attended trade fairs, lectures and training days representing company with specific needs of projects or knowledge extension in mind;
- Devised data back-up system in coordination with IT manager; Provided cover for officer manager

(Oct 2003 to Jan 2004)

Undergraduate Design Assistant

Atkins, Glasgow

Sourcing presentation materials from companies; meeting with sales representatives; organizing presentation materials for meetings between client and architect and architect and sales rep as appropriate; both in paper and digital formats

Professional Qualifications

RTPI Specialist


(Oct 2010 to Dec 2011)

University of Glasgow

PGDip City Planning & Regeneration with Distinction

PSAS Bursary

(Oct 2006 to Dec 2010)

University of Strathclyde

MSc Urban Design (2010), Day Release
Merit Achieved.

ESRC Scholarship
HCA Award
Foster's Young Architect Bursary
INTBAU Bursary

(Oct 2000 to May 2004)

The University of Edinburgh

MA (Hons), Architectural Design

George Simpson prize for Architectural Technology
Nomination for publication in Engineering journal

- MA (Hons) Architectural Design (2:1) Upper Second Class Honours
- RIBA Part 1 exemption
- Intercalated Placement in Healthcare design at Atkins Global (2003) see experience
- Final-year Dissertation Re:mediation: Evaluating Media Theory for Architecture awarded First-Class Honours;
- Analytical writing on the interaction of the design and engineering professions awarded Upper-First Class Honours

- 1st year of MA (Hons) Arabic (2:1) passed 2001
- 1st year of MA (Hons) Architectural History (2:1) passed 2002

Activities and Societies: Student Representative Council 2000-2004
Arabic 2000-2001

(Sep 1993 to Jul 1999)

The Glasgow Academy

English, Mathematics, French, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Secondary Education SQA SCE
Academic Scholarship offered for full duration of study

Higher Grades AAAAAA; Standard Grades 10 at `1' in all of the above plus French Writing, German with Writing, Art and


Homes and Communities Agency Study Award (2009)
Foster + Partners Young Architects’ Bursary (2007)
ILA Study Grants (2006-ongoing)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Scholarship (2006 – ongoing)
The George Simpson Prize for Architectural Technology, awarded on graduation (2004)
Nomination for publication in the Journal of Institution of Civil Engineers (2004)
Academic Scholarship for SCE Study (1999)

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignment)

  • AutoCAD technician with building experience: AutoCAD technician wanted for two-week contract based in Kirkaldy Fife. Must have CAD experience. Will be using bespoke system, but based on Autocad system. • Being able to read and familiarise with specifications and drawings. • Liaising with Estimator/Project Manager regarding overview of project and any queries or special specifications. • Paper Drawings • Mark up drawings using colour code according to relevant Spec. • Digitise drawings on board.

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