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Portfolio September 2009

  1. 1. Deirdre Gaffney Architect PORTFOLIO 2006 › BEE › Bachelor of Architecture - Final Project selected by Queensland University of Technology http://shapeofthingstocome.ci.qut.edu.au/?q=students/deirdre-gaffney
  2. 2. EMAIL deirdregaffney@hotmail.com CONTACT Deirdre Gaffney Oman (+968) 97 215 213 Architect Dubai (+971) 566 9211 58 CURRENT ADDRESS B.BEnv. Architectural Studies / B.Architecture Al Azaiba, Muscat, OMAN Personal Date of Birth 24 March 1983 Marital Status Single Visas Australian Citizen / Passport holder UAE Residency Expiry - Sep 2011 Drivers Licences Qld, Australia Expiry - 2013 UAE Expiry – 2018 Education Queensland University of Technology Bachelor of Built Environment (Architectural Studies), Brisbane Australia 2003 Bachelor of Architecture, Brisbane, Australia. 2006. Final Architectural design project selected to represent QUT ‘The Shape of Things to come’ exhibition, 2007 http://shapeofthingstocome.ci.qut.edu.au/ Royal Australian Institute of Architects Student Member 2002-2006 inclusive. Participant of the 2003 student exchange program – Tongji University, Shanghai 2003. Undergraduate thesis research involved a 6-week endeavour to the UK & Europe 2005. Experience July 2008 to Jan 2009 - Earc, Dubai - Architect (Full Time) Jan 2009 to present - Earc, Muscat www.earc.com.au Engaged on a full time 3-year contract in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by an Australian-based company, owned and operated by multi-award winning architect Noel Robinson. Role to provide assistance to the practice manager in establishing the company’s new premier design branch office in Dubai. Recent relocation to Muscat office to assist with major projects. Preparation of prequalification documents, fee proposals, marketing strategies and conducting business networking events including an earc company launch at Cityscape Dubai. Organisation of a Cityscape Dubai stand build and advertising materials. Design and presentation of a number of 5 star conceptual and masterplanning projects for middle- eastern clients. January 2005 to November 2006 Ellivo Architects, Brisbane - Student Architect (Full Time) November 2006 to June 2008 www.ellivo.com - Graduate Architect (Full Time) Completion of various residential, commercial and development projects under the sole supervi- sion of company directors & project architects. Participated in on-site measure and inspections. Liase with consultant teams, co-ordination of documentation, and chairing of consultant meetings, preparation of meeting minutes & client design presentations. Design Development, BA/ DA Drawings, Construction Drawings and 3D Renderings. August 2002 to December 2004 Suters Architects, Brisbane - Architectural Assistant www.sutersarchitects.com.au (Full Time) Participated in a team to assist the Project Architect on various hospital, health care, commercial tenancy interior fit-outs, multi-residential and residential projects. Liase with consultant teams and co-ordination of documentation under the supervision of senior associates. Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Drawings and 3D Renderings. Preparation and presentation of 3D Models, interior designs, joinery designs, colour and sample
  3. 3. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Dubai Gateway Dubai, United Arab Emirates Masterplanned multi-use development on prime position land in Al Jadaf, Dubai, involving G+30 height allowance. Includes the preparation of numerous design options and area calculations studies for a Kuwait-based development client, 3D massing studies and submission to the Dubai EMPLOYER Municipality. Currently awaiting approvals. EARC DUBAI / NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS Estimated $200m CLIENT EXPLORE INVESTMENTS
  4. 4. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Deep Dive Dubai, United Arab Emirates Conceptual project commissioned by Geneva-based development company for a new world-class deep dive facility based in Dubai with the view to develop the same concept in further locations around the world such as Russia and New York. EMPLOYER EARC DUBAI / Deep Dive Dubai seeks to encapsulate in a single building the holistic nature of the diving experi- NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS ence from its immediate sense of enjoyment and discovery to its broader context of training, science and education. The proposed complex is a unique opportunity to develop an entity that CLIENT will be a point of reference for the divers of the world. The architecture has been considered as SELECT NY an assemblage of minimalistic and pure forms that are independent of each other but overlap and interlock to form a more complex object, like the mechanism of a watch. Estimated $200m
  5. 5. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Government Guest House Muscat, Oman Schematic Concept Design for a 5-star Government Guest House on prime-position land over- looking the omani coastline. Parliamentary guests including heads of state, prime ministers and their entourage will be housed in VIP guest suites including a 40-room hotel, 200 capacity function EMPLOYER facility and private serviced apartments. EARC DUBAI / NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS Currently awaiting signoff to proceed with design development. CLIENT Estimated 10m Euros build price. SULTANATE OF OMAN
  6. 6. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Government Guest House Muscat, Oman Schematic Concept Design for a 5-star Government Guest House on prime-position land over- looking the omani coastline. Parliamentary guests including heads of state, prime ministers and their entourage will be housed in VIP guest suites including a 40-room hotel, 200 capacity function EMPLOYER facility and private serviced apartments. EARC DUBAI / NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS Currently awaiting signoff to proceed with design development. CLIENT Estimated 20m Euros build price. SULTANATE OF OMAN
  7. 7. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Sohar University Sohar, Oman earc was appointed by Sohar University to design and document 12 buildings within the two- hectare campus on the back of their intiial master planning commission. EMPLOYER Assistance to the team involved tender documentation and 3D visualisation of 4 of the main EARC DUBAI / campus Stage 1 Buildings. NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS CLIENT Estiamated $120m SOHAR UNIVERSITY
  8. 8. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Muscat Municipality Recreation Club Muscat, Oman Masterplanned VIP recreational club development on prime position land in Muscat, Oman, involving community facilities for use by the Muscat Municipality and it’s employees. Includes fa- cilities such as a 5-star hammam, gymnasium, indoor pool and mens/ladies quarters, 200 capacity EMPLOYER function facility, and prestige beach-front recreational facilities. EARC DUBAI / NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS Currently awaiting signoff to proceed with design development with the view to further develop masterplans of adjacent sites. CLIENT MUSCAT MUNICIPALITY Estimated $100m
  9. 9. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Al Azaiba Hotel Muscat, Oman earc was appointed to provide a number of conceptual designs and preliminary feasilibility studies for a new 4 star hotel on prime position property in the heart of a tourism precinct in Muscat. Involvement including concept design, 3D visualisation and presentation to the Sheikh. Drawings EMPLOYER prepared in softline sketch and sketchup 7. EARC DUBAI / NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS CLIENT SHEIKH MOHAMMAD
  10. 10. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Al Azaiba Hotel Muscat, Oman earc was appointed to provide a number of conceptual designs and preliminary feasilibility studies for a new 4 star hotel on prime position property in the heart of a tourism precinct in Muscat. Involvement including concept design, 3D visualisation and presentation to the Sheikh. Drawings EMPLOYER prepared in softline sketch and sketchup 7. EARC DUBAI / NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS
  11. 11. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Al Mawalih Mixed Use Development Muscat, Oman Masterplanned multi-use development in Al Sahwa, Oman involving G+5 commercial height allowance. Includes the preparation of numerous design options and area calculations studies for feasibility / subdivision approval, 3D massing studies and submission to the Muscat Municipality. EMPLOYER EARC DUBAI / Currently awaiting client signoff to proceed with design development. NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS Estimated $200m CLIENT MAJAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OVERLOOKING: Overlooking of duplexes has been controlled by the separation to the residential units of the internal road s providing a distance in excess of twenty (20) metres. s has been provided in three parts - centrally in Zones A, D and E. Each duplex will also be provided with screening devices where appropriate. n and leisure activities for access by all residents. RETAIL / COMMERCIAL: The retail / commercial component is located at ground oor level at the perimeter of the site providing easy ded on site attached to each residence. from both outside and from within the site, maintaining residents privacy. will be provided via access to a basement carpark. cial zones will be provided in the basement. e alongside the internal road system. mmercial sector is proposed to be located on eitherside of theEntry Project Features: Sence of Comunity spirit Social Interactivity MDC Al Mawalih Provision of open comunal space ured by maintaining a minimum Master Planning - setback to any plot Integrated landscaped environment ) of six (6) metres and between residential buildings a integrated vehicular movement with the provision of ample open and besment carparking Adding value to the surrounding neighbourhood Provision of neighbourhood school and hospital Provision of a ordable alternate living styles Value added facility for the surrounding neighbourhood h MDC Al Mawalih Developments in surrounding area - 3D Massing Study tion MDC Al Mawalih - 3D Massing Study Adjoining Developments + Height Analysis - Analysis of heights and adoining development densities
  12. 12. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS ‘The Boulevard’ Buranda TOD, Brisbane, Australia Masterplanned multi-use Transit Oriented Development (TOD) involving G+25 residential, hotel and office towers. EMPLOYER Currently awaiting Development Approval. EARC DUBAI / NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS CLIENT ANTHONY JOHN GROUP
  13. 13. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Santai Saltwater Resort Townsville, Queensland, Australia The first stage of the city’s prime waterfront development sites, Santai Resort Townsville (Lot 3), is a $150 million waterfront project, approved by the council in July 2008. EMPLOYER Forming a part of a masterplanned Saltwater development proposed by Resort Corp next to EARC DUBAI / Jupiters casino, the mixed-use project of around 450 units built around an `eat street’ restaurant NOEL ROBINSON ARCHITECTS and retail hub features a 15-level tower as the centrepiece. CLIENT Estimated $500 million RESORTCORP http://www.saltwatertownsville.com.au/
  14. 14. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Noosa North Shore Resort Noosa, Queensland, Australia Residential development in state-protected bushland involving the design and documentation of 17 individual holiday homes over 3 stages, an undertaking shared amongst 5 multi-award winning Queensland architectural practices. Each residence averages 280m². Lightweight construction, EMPLOYER including fibre cement, timber weatherboard, metal cladding & glazing. ELLIVO ARCHITECTS Stage 1 complete Aug 2007. Stage 2 currently under construction. CLIENT $70m Budget PETRAC http://www.noosanorthshore.com.au/
  15. 15. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Jade Luxury Apartments Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Hi-end residential tower project including 13 apartments, each boasting an exclusive level and private plunge pool within the building. Building floor plate averages 300m² including maid’s quar- ters. In-situ and precast concrete construction, including glazing and cladding including imported EMPLOYER stones and metal. ELLIVO ARCHITECTS Construction completed October 2006. CLIENT $50m Budget BEZZINA http://www.bezzina.com.au/sitehome.aspx
  16. 16. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS 38 Riverwalk Avenue Residential Robina, Queensland, Australia Rising tall and elegant at the heart of Riverwalk and overlooking a tranquil lake, 38 Riverwalk Av- enue is the signature Riverwalk address. Multi-residential apartment tower project aimed at afford- able inner-city living demographic within Robina city centre, Gold Coast. The 39 apartments and EMPLOYER 4 penthouses are all north east facing, featuring luxuries such as a porte-cochere, reception, pool ELLIVO ARCHITECTS and function area. Apartments average 100-120 m². Masonry construction, including lightweight FC cladding & cantilevering roof designs. CLIENT Construction complete October 2008. ROBINA LAND CORPORATION $20m Budget http://www.robina.com.au/38-riverwalk-avenue.html
  17. 17. DEIRDRE GAFFNEY PORTFOLIO OF WORKS Cairns Hilton Hotel Cairns, Queensland, Australia Mixed-use masterplan for a 25,000sqm hotel development on a prime-position vacant block of land in the heart of Cairns city, North Queensland. With the assistance of a company director, we shaped the building to meet the client’s request that the project be the ‘most photographed and EMPLOYER iconic building in Cairns’, incorporating a major podium level public ‘thoroughfare’ and several ELLIVO ARCHITECTS water features and exposed wet-edge pools to the eastern street frontage. The 15-storey tower aimed at a 250-room hotel for the anticipated new ‘Hilton’ tenant, a mixture of private residential beach-view apartments and penthouse opportunities, 2 stories of office-commercial space and podium-level retail. Estimated $120m Budget

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