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  1. 1. Adrian Johnsoncurriculum vitae1 Byland Close 01323 504 118EastbourneEast Sussex 07962 301 642BN22 0UE adejohnson240@hotmail.comRIBA part I qualified Architectural Assistant7 years of experience in a number of busy Architectural Practices:Highly skilled in the use of AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite - worked extensively tocreate project documentation from Competition entries to Construction packagesJob running experience - on several projects up to £500,000Experienced in Contract Administration - heavily involved in running a £15mrefurbishment of a listed property in Belgravia, LondonEffective strategy manager - acted as part of the team writing and implementing thestandardised Practice procedures for ISO 9001:2004 accreditation and the office anddesign environmental policies for ISO 14001 certificationEMPLOYMENT HISTORYNovember 2011 - Present Self EmployedWorking as a freelance Architectural Designer on a range of small and medium sized residential alterationand extension projects, including £100,000 refubishment and extension of a grade II listed property inSussex and a £500,000 alteration and interiors project in London.February 2011 - October 2011 HAYES+HAYES ARCHITECTS LIMITEDHayes and Hayes Architects Ltd specialised in residential work, for private clients, and the educationsector, through Design and Build Contracts. These divergent fields are married through an old schoolapproach to client-centric design and the rigour of commercial practice.May 2005 - June 2010 CAMILLIN DENNY ARCHITECTS LIMITEDCamillin Denny Architects Ltd is an Architecture and interior design Practice operating in a range ofsectors from residential, through leisure and commercial, to education. Architectural Assistant May 2005 - October 2011 Worked on a range of projects, across sectors, with a focus on residential and listed building projects. Over five years with the Practice the role expanded to include job running, managing small teams, under the direct supervision of Practice Directors, and the close site supervision of a number of large jobs. Achievements: -Successfully ran 2no jobs, with contract sums of between £200,000 and £500,000, from stage D to Practical Completion under arms-length supervision of a Practice Director; -Instrumental in the establishment of a strong and robust environmental policy and Practice design procedures; -Coordinated the CPD events programme for the office, including running a series of seminars on Code for Sustainable Homes and micro-generation technologies Responsibilities: -Production of surveys, feasibility reports, tender, planning and construction documentation; -Contract Administration and Project management; -Coordination of Consultant teams; -Procurement of goods and services through Level 8 Design and Camillin Denny Interiors
  2. 2. EDUCATION and TRAINING2001 - 2004 KENT INSTITIUTE OF ART AND DESIGNBA (hons) Architecture, upper second class1993 - 2000 HAILSHAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE3no ‘A’ levels: English Literature, A; History, B; Psychology, C9no GCSE’s: including Mathematics and English Language, grades A to CCourses attended in recent years include: CPD programme compliant with RIBA chartered member’s obligations ‘Towards 6* energy rated Sustainable Homes’ seminar, Centre for Sustainability of the Built Environment ‘An Introduction to Permaculture’ design course, Brighton Permaculture Trust, 13 - 14 November 2010ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONI have excellent AutoCAD skills with some experience of Autodesk Revit and Vectorworks.I am experienced in the use of NBS programmes including NBS Contract Administrator,Scheduler and Building.I am also adept in my handling of Adobe Creative Suite software, notably Photoshop,Illustrator and InDesign and have received in-house training in the use of Sketch-up.I have extensive experience of Microsoft Office and Noveos software.INTERESTS and HOBBIESMy personal interests include a wide range of sports, most notably rugby union andcricket, attending a number of county games at Hove County Cricket ground over thelast few seasons as well as England vs Wales at Twickenham in the 6 Nations this year.I am an enthusiastic cyclist completing the South Downs Way, with a few dedicatedfriends, among the 5,000 or so miles I have covered in the saddle over the last year.I also read voraciously, consuming books during my daily commutes, when not usingthe time to otherwise prepare. I am a keen cook and passionate about local produce,especially the amazing cheese, apples and real ale available in Sussex.REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
  3. 3. Eaton Square Curzon Street, London Chester Square First Base, Brighton Adrian Johnson examples of work LISTED BUILDINGS and CONSERVATION Working on a range of projects, across sectors, I have gained extensive experience of working with Listed Buildings and within Conservation areas: Responsibilities have included working as a Historical Advisor and Planning Consultant, the preparation of Historical Impact Assessments, the surveying of architectural features and preparation of detailed drawings and schedules. I have detailed knowledge of the conservation and refurbishment of historically valuable building fabric, specifying works to lead roofs, gutters and weatherings, window and door joinery, lime plaster and composite architectural features, flint walling and bungaroosh. This experience is borne out in a number of hard won planning applications, notably for projects in Eaton Square and Chester Square, London and the First Base Day Centre, Brighton, involving considerable liaison with Local Planning Authorities, English Heritage and Landlords, such as Grosvenor Estate Belgravia. Sussex Heritage Awards, Residential category winner, 2008 “The project consists of the re-interpretation of a flint faced barn, link building and dovecote tower... It is exquisitely designed, indulgently detailed and finely executed... It is a joy!” The Sussex Heritage Awards Judges Dovecote, Edburton
  4. 4. Adrian Johnson examples of work RESIDENTIAL and REFURBISHMENT I am passionate about domestic architecture and the beneficial effect that good design can have on people’s lives. The place that you live, and increasingly work in, is critically important and is subject to a client’s greatest expectation. The development of a sound relationship with your client, a deep understanding of the way they use space and a sensitive approach to the detailing are vital to the successful delivery of a residential project – a home.Albert Bridge Road Phillimore Square Walton Street Eaton Square Working widely in this sector I have experience of a range of projects, from small jobs, with a value of £50k, up to major projects with a Contract sum in excess of £14.8m. I have worked as Project Architect, on jobs up to £500,000, acting Project Architect and Contract Administrator on jobs up to £14,800,000, and from RIBA Work Stages A-L. I have extensive and invaluable experience of working on site, culminating in an appointment as Site Architect, based on site 2-3 days a week for two years, on a large, complex and sometimes difficult project. I have a keen interest in beautiful detailing, whether it is architectural or interior finishes, especially the junction between materials: I was used consistently, at Camillin Denny Architects, to trouble-shoot projects, detailing anything from bespoke jambs, fitted joinery, lead roofing or writing specifications; this has also been expressed through a broad experience of Interior Architecture, working closely with Interior Designers, leading Interiors projects and even procurement of materials and services through Level 8 Design, the Interior Design and residential Development arm of CDA.
  5. 5. Adrian Johnson examples of work COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL Commercial architecture is a broad discipline with a massive range of project types, businesses and budgets. I have worked on a variety of projects from mixed use developments, like the listed Curzon Street cinema in London, to offices, restaurants and industrial units. Fast paced and budget conscious, commercial architecture is 1 both challenging and rewarding, testing an architectural team to deliver a project that is tailored to very specific needs, enhances or creates a brand identity and that can be delivered on time and to a strict budget: Ricardo’s Project Victoria assembly line¹, Shoreham, an invited competition entry, illustrates the commercial need for the process or function of the building to act as architectural driver, defining the 2 form as spatial enclosure and facilitator of services; while projects like the Raj Pavilion², an Indian restaurant in Brighton, are more focussed on creating an experience for the customer and brand image for the client, balanced against the need to maximise turnover and minimise disruption.Maddox Street, London Curzon Street cinema Freshfields Industrial estate, Brighton Maddox Street, London
  6. 6. Adrian Johnson examples of work LEISURE and CULTURE Hilton Double Tree, Cambridge Camillin Denny has steadily built a relationship with Hilton and I was lucky enough to work on both the Double Tree hotel, Cambridge, and the luxurious Waldorf Astoria at Syon Park. Robust design, durable finishes, tight legislative control and brand standards combine with sumptuous finishes and bespoke joinery design to create signature looks for two very different hotels.Heritage Museum, Tripoli Other experience includes working as part of the detailed design team on the Tripoli Heritage Museum, Libya. Working in conjunction with Metropolitan Studio, the project involved the detailed design (to stage D+) of a museum complex, unified by a perforated metal canopy. The project is part of the Tripoli ‘Green Belt’ development and sits on a prestigious site adjacent to the new People’s Congress building. I have also worked on a variety of other hotel projects, including the refurbishment of the listed Meyrick Hotel, Galway; the proposed Eco-hotel and retreat in Ghat, Libya, part of the national Cultural Tourism programme, the ‘5 Oases Project’ led by OMA; and I have attended the Hotelympia exhibition as part of Camillin Denny Architect’s exhibition team.
  7. 7. Adrian Johnson examples of work EDUCATION and PUBLIC SECTOR Al Fateh University, Tripoli - Faculty of Art Experience of the education sector includes the £500m redevelopment of Al Fateh University in Tripoli, Libya. Invited to join a consortium by LCE architects, the Arts Faculty was undertaken as an ‘out of hours’ office project open to volunteers within the Practice. I was involved in the scheduling of areas, development of spatial plans and the elevation designs. The success of the initial design work led to a direct relationship with the University and Education Department and further commissions, including Maths and Statistics, Law, History, and Agriculture faculty buildings, as well as the campus fire station and university infrastructure. Encouraged to develop work opportunities I pursued a number of competition entries, including a new multi-function auditorium at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and proposed development of the Pestalozzi International Village, Sedlescombe. The development of competition entry tem- plates and image libraries was begun with these two projects and has grown into a significant part of Camillin Denny Architect’s mode of operation.Al Fateh University, Tripoli a new London Road, Brighton
  8. 8. Adrian Johnsonexamples of workResidential renovation and refurbishmentConservationEATON SQUARE, Belgraviavalue £14,800,000contract JCT98, inc amendments 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 standard form of contract with contractor design elementsstart date October 2005completion date May 2010The former Irish Club is an 18,000sqm grade II* listedterraced house designed by Thomas Cubitt, as part of theBelgravia development. Constructed from 1827 andextensively remodelled in the 1890’s, 1914 and again inthe 1980’s, I worked as part of a small team engaged toconvert the former club into a luxury single family dwellingfor a private client.Working from Stage C to Practical Completion the projectwas characterised by an attention to detail expressedthrough a mix of restorative techniques and cleancontemporary design.I was responsible for a number of areas during thedetailed design stages, production of Tender andConstruction information and throughout Constructionsupporting and variously acting as Lead Consultant, sitearchitect and Interior Architect.Working with an extended team of Consultants,Westminster Council, English Heritage and the MainContractor I gained valuable experience of stages C-L1: Development of the detailed design and integration of extensive services; Planning and listed building consents; The preparation of Production information; Coordination of Contractor Design Information and sub-contractor’s production information; Contract administration, including a weekly site presence to answer site queries, issuing of Architect’s Instructions, and the assessment of Extension of Time claims; The final Site Inspections and snagging.