London, United Kingdom
Gpad London Ltd.
My time at Gpad was my most productive yet and was instrumental in developing my passion for the residential sector. Responsibilities quickly improved to submitting and managing planning applications, preparing technical drawings, liaising with local authorities and conducting independent site visits. As a result, my understanding grew exponentially and instilled a growing sense of architectural maturity and resulting in several completions.
Lees provided a valuable initiation into the commercial sector, mainly with a series of refurbishment projects for the Royal British Legion. The Legion informed us that the issue of accessibility was paramount and as a result, ensuring projects were Part M compliant became a major responsibility and offered an opportunity to learn this Part in detail.
Alice Poole Architects
Alice Poole provided a brief freelance opportunity to work within the high-end residential sector, with a specific focus on extensions in the Bedford Park Conservation Area. This provided an opportunity to again improve my technical understanding, undertake site surveys and gain a glimpse into the high-end market.
My third placement at DNA was my most challenging and required perseverance and adaptability. Despite the challenges, I had a hunger to succeed and was rewarded with opportunities to assist on a variety of projects from competitions to master plans. Working in Spanish provided its own linguistic issues however this only encouraged me to embrace working outside of my comfort zones and engage in a different dialect.
Matt Scalabrino Architects
University of Westminster
Thesis: The Metropolitan Green Belt: A critical appraisal of current conditions and future scenarios in relation to London’s housing crisis
BSc Built & Natural Environments
University of the West of England Bristol
A-Levels: Design & Technology, Philosophy, Information & Communication Technology and Politics
AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Google Sketchup, MacOS, Microsoft Office, V-Ray, Vectorworks
Project Management, Organisation, Time Management, Adaptability, UK Planning Policy