During 4 year period working for Pollard Thomas Edwards, I gained experience in the cultural, education, heritage, workspace and residential sectors on projects ranging from £10,000 to £36 million. Notable projects include:
ABBEY ROAD, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON
(Residential, Commercial and Public)
2010 - current
Development of Abbey Area has been the subject of consultation with residents, ward councillors and community organisations as part of the Community Investment Programme, which is led by the Camden’s Housing Directorate. Abbey Area Redevelopment took place in 3 phases and provided the following: - Phase 1: 141 new homes, shops, business units, parking and the energy centre for all phases. - Phase 2: New community centre; health centre and co-op offices. In addition Phase 2 provided improved green space including play spaces for children. - Phase 3: 100 new homes; shops and business units grouped around a new courtyard garden.
My responsibilities at included overseeing the architectural aspects of the development of the design of Phase 2, generating, developing and implementing design concepts as well as production of the planning documents and drawings. This involved coordinating with client, end users, stakeholders and consultants such as structural engineers, mechanical engineers, fire consultants, micro-climate consultants, acoustician and landscape architects.On Phase 3 I designed the Mews houses and some private apartments
Consulting with clients, end users and wider public was an important part of my job as a job runner in terms of communicating, presenting and feeding comments back to the design cycle. Other responsibilities range from client relations to setting the programme, organising meetings and consultations, writing reports as well as representing and presenting the design in various 2D/3D media and by hand.
ALMA ROAD, PONDER'S END, LONDON
DOVER COURT, ISLINGTON, LONDON
(Residential, Refurb and Infill)
Dover Court scheme is part of the London Borough of Islington’s programme to create new private and affordable homes on council-owned land. During the consultation process, nine under-used sites were identified as having potential for additional homes and/or public open space. The proposed scheme delivers the following benefits: 70 additional units, in a mix of sizes and tenure,new ‘green circulation’ route providing better pedestrian access to all public areas. improved open space network, with play spaces, sports areas, gardens and private outdoor spaces.
Project Tasks: Drawings/Modelling - designed brick textures for all elevations and modelled the proposals in 3D
CHOBHAM FARM, STRATFORD CITY
(Masterplan, Residential, Commercial)
Awards: London Planning Awards 2013
ST LUKE'S MUSSWELL HILL, LONDON
(Residential, Community, Conversion)
Project Tasks: Drawings/Modelling:Produced plans, elevations, sections and presentation material for collaborative design workshop introduction with Co-housing Woodside. Produced 3d computer model of site. Produced analytical drawings of the proposals relationship with the neighbouring street to demonstrate to planners and residents(of neighbouring street) that the LBH overlooking distance of 30m was being observed. Contributed to the pre-application document that was presented to planners. Collected precedent drawings of similar schemes to give the client an idea of our initial thoughts for the appearance of the scheme. Site Visits/Meetings:Attended project team meetings where the project budget, planning programme/strategy and latest proposals were discussed.
Produced 1:500 revised site layout drawings; 1:200 building plan and issued;1:50 unit plans, 1:200 elevations as part of the team that produced detailed planning drawings.
(Residential, Education, Conversion)
FEATHERSTONE LODGE, FOREST HILL, LONDON
(Co-Housing, Residential, Conversion)
Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre and Extra Care housing, Chalk Farm,
The project is a resource centre of approximately 1400sqm with 32 extra care housing flats above. Camden's detailed brief, (ITT 3) outlines a schedule of accommodation for both the residential and communal uses, design criteria - (LHDG, Lifetime Homes, Wheelchair design guide), room data sheets and sustainability requirements, (BREEAM).`The project budget is £6 million, including consultant and architect fees.
Project Tasks: Drawings/Modelling: Organised the existing drawn material and CAD systems to office protocol. Produced analytical drawings to illustrate Opportunities and Constraints on the site. Produced initial concept design drawings, digital 2d plans and 3d massing models for project team meeting to define approach. Drew up in detail the selected option for discussion and co-ordination with the design team.
Produced co-ordinated plans to structural and M+E strategies and issued for client comment. Produced a 3d massing model of site and a detailed model of the proposals. Revised drawings to include requirements listed in the employers design standards - this resulted in derogation from the Camden brief. Drafted daylight/sunlight preliminary sections for bid submission. Produced 1:50 detailed unit plan drawings to the project brief requirements. Audited these against lifetime homes and the Major's design guide, using the office protocol.
Produced technical section of proposal, with standard details to accompany the outline specification. Produced the final design drawings for the presentation