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  • KEVIN_OBRIENCreative, original, motivated individual with a degree in Architecture and Architectural Technology with over one year of design led experience_

    kevarchitecture@gmail.comatelierwhat.tumblr.com

    k e y _ a c h i e v e m e n t s

    Sole responsibility for the design and development on a number of multi-disciplinary projects, including, residential, commercial, education, care facilities and adaptive reuse projects_

    Responsible for articulating and communicating the clients vision, goals and objectives by establishing the direction and documentation of the projects design under the supervision of the principal architect_

    Sole responsibility for development of conceptual ideas and projects through a number of stages, from feasibility studies, draft design, scheme design, specifications and research of materials, planning, tender and construction documentation, on site survey and inspection of works, compliance with building codes and relevant planning documentation_

    Key team member in the design and development of an 200m2 extension and refurbishment of 400m2 of a primary education institute set within rural Ireland. As part of a multi-disciplinary office I was expected to work independently on project development while maintaining a clear line of communication with outside consultants, contractors, planning departments and the client. The project involved preparation of successful presentation materials using 2-D graphic layout solutions, along with digital mediums and physical models to contextualisze the design idea. The project schedule involved, full site and buildings survey, draft designs for review by schools board of management, post review general arragement drawings preparation of planning documentation, construction documentation, detail design and specifications writing and issuing of tender packages for contractors_

    Responsible for development of principal architects conceptual ideas for a rural housing project, consisting of 12 residential units, ranging from 230 - 350m2. The early design process involved the researching of rural vernacular architecture, materials and crafts. The project challenged and developed my spatial awareness and problem solving abilities, I also gained invaluable experience in organisation and interpersonal skills as communication at all levels of the design process had to be maintained. The project developed very quickly as strict deadlines had to adhered to. The time scale for the project from concept to construction and contract documentation was 4 weeks_

    Sole responsibility for design development of a 320m2 crche and after school facility to be located in a small rural town in County Monaghan. The project consisted of early design presentations to client along with on going line of communication with county council planning departments with regard to the strict building codes and legislation which the design and development of crche and care facilities encompasses_

    Sole responsibility for co-ordination and editing of a large scale survey of Dublins north inner city. In this position I acted as an editor of a large number of survey drawings and photographic elevations at a number of scales, all part of the schools end of year exhibition common ground _

    Selected to exhibit at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, as part of the international student exhibition 40,000 hours, curated by Sir. David Chipperfield. The model selected was a perspective model of the rooms at Le Corbuisers La tourette in Lyon, France_

  • KEVIN_OBRIENCreative, original, motivated individual with a degree in Architecture and Architectural Technology with over one year of design led experience_

    kevarchitecture@gmail.comatelierwhat.tumblr.com

    W O R K _ E X P E R I E N C E

    05 / 2008 _ 08 / 2009Kenneth D. Lonergan & Associates ltd.

    Architectural Intern & Assistant_

    Initially joined the practice as an intern, remained in the position until end of summer 2009 as an architectural assistant_

    Timeline of works_

    05_2008 Design development on a number of one off houses_

    06_2008 Development and planning of 12 units in a rural development_

    07_2008 Feasibility studies and survey of a 180m2 commercial shop unit__

    07_2008 Concept design and development on a 90m2 extension to house_

    08_2008 Concept and design development for the refurbishment & extension of a 80 year old schoolhouse for re- development as a dwelling_

    05_2009 Design development on a number of one off houses_

    06_2009 Design development on a 320m2 crche and after school facility_

    07_2009 Design development, planning and construction documentation on a 200m2 extension and partial re- furbishment of a rural school_

    Development of conceptual ideas to create comprehensive building designs and site strategies. Projects were taken from concept through to client draft approval, planning and preparation of construction documentation, building code administration and technical detailing_

    Gained experience within a number of sectors including , residential, education, mixed use, commercial and adaptive reuse projects_

    Preparation of presentation materials and layout solutions for client approval on a number of different projects_

    Worked independently on projects and also maintained a clear line of communication with consultants, contractors, planning departments and clients_

    My time in the office allowed me to understand the importance of architectural detailing, problem solving and spatial planning_

    Gained experience in project scheduling and scope of works_

    Familiarity with general concepts of structural, mechanical electrical and civil engineering disciplines in relation to the role of the design of a building_

    Responsibility for organisation and maintaining of project files in accordance with standard office procedures_

    Participation in client meetings along with detailed writing of minutes_

  • KEVIN_OBRIENCreative, original, motivated individual with a degree in Architecture and Architectural Technology with over one year of design led experience_

    kevarchitecture@gmail.comatelierwhat.tumblr.com

    e d u c a t i o n

    2010 _ 2013B. Sc (Hons) Architecture_

    University College DublinResults: 1.1 First Class Honours

    Modules_ Architectural Design Environmental Science Architectural Technologies Urban design Theory and design of structures History & theory of Design Visualisation & Photographic technique Ecology of Architecture Digital Visualisation

    2007 _ 2010B. Sc Architectural Technology_

    Waterford Institute of TechnologyResults: 1.1 First Class Honours

    Modules_ Architectural Technology Construction Technology Environmental Science Materials & Detailing Graphics & AutoCAD Building Surveying Conservation Architectural Documentation Professional Practice Planning & Building Regulations Construction Law

    s k i l l s

    Autodesk Suite_ AutoCAD Revit 3D Studio Max

    Adobe Creative Suite 6_ Photoshop InDesign Illustrator

    Digital Modelling_ Google Sketch up Pro V-ray ( Sketch up )

    Presentation materialsArchitectural Drafting ( Office standards )Project SchedulingArchitectural Detailing Model making ( Card_Plaster_Timber )Epilog Laser cuttingHand Drawing & SketchingPhotographyBuildings SurveyingMicrosoft Office SuiteOffice Administration & OrganisationMac & Windows versatility

    i n t e r e s t s

    Maintaining Tumblr blog with personal architectural & design projects_Illustration, graphic design and typography_Photography_Sketching_Travel_Classic Cars_

  • KEVIN_OBRIENCreative, original, motivated individual with a degree in Architecture and Architectural Technology with over one year of design led experience_

    kevarchitecture@gmail.comatelierwhat.tumblr.com

    e x a m p l e s _ o f _ w o r k

    I have included a collection of work in the following pages of this document. The links show below direct to work which has been published in various college yearbooks and also my own blogs. I would like to thank you for taking the time to review my application_

    U.C.D Architecture Yearbook 2011_http://architecture.ucd.ie/2011.pdf#page=185

    U.C.D Sculpture workshop 2012_Part Ihttp://materialsculptureworkshop.blogspot.ie/2012/02/last-thing-you-forget.htmlPart IIhttp://materialsculptureworkshop.blogspot.ie/2012/02/fiber-notch.htmlPart IIIhttp://materialsculptureworkshop.blogspot.ie/2012/03/right-where-it-belongs.html

    Venice Biennale 2012_Part of Sir David Chipperfields 40,000 Hours international student model exhibition. Image courtesy of CAST Architects.http://goo.gl/SXk5M

    Personal Tumblr Blog_A collection of my own designs, sketches and photography. Updated 3/4 times per week.atelierwhat.tumblr.com

    Instagram Photo Blog_A travel and design photographic journal. Updated daily_http://instagram.com/atelierwhat

    Kevins duties involved assisting with our de-sign staff members of the practice and also full design of particular projects both res-idential, commercial and educational.

    Kevin contributed to the general day to day running of the office and showed a great in-terest in his work. He also showed great initia-tive on his designed projects and went beyond the required needs to guarantee their success.

    I found Kevin to be punctual and diligent with great responsibility to detail and correction. I have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to any potential employer and I am confident he will exercise his duties with professionalism.

    K e n n e t h _ D . L o n e r g a nm a n a g i n g _ d i r e c t o rk e n n e t h _ d . _ l o n e r g a n _ & _ a s s o