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Jennifer McMichael CV And Portfolio 2011

  1. 1. JENNIFER MCMICHAEL l 07786538848 http://www.jennifermcmichael.comCurriculum VitaeOBJECTIVE Seeking a position as a Part II Architectural Assistant in a multi-disciplinary, contemporary practiceto supplement and to challenge my previous experiences and to support my Part III education.GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND (see below for general education) RIBA North West, Post Part II PEDR, June 20011 - Present Leicester School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 2011 Dissertation: The Accuracy of Space Syntax as a Method for Analysing Sense of Place Design: Wakerley Owl Sanctuary; for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey Venice Study Trip, September 2010 RIBA North West, Post Part I PEDR, June 2008 - October 2009 Leicester School of Architecture, Bachelor of Art in Architecture, 2008 Dissertation: The Future of Edge Cities: Can They Last? Final Design Project: MOCA Copenhagen Copenhagen Study Trip, September 2007SKILLS Proficient in: AutoCad | Sketchup | Rhinoceros | Photoshop | InDesign | Microsoft Office | Apple iWork Experience with: 3DS Max | Illustrator | PodiumABILITIES Academic research and report writing | Communication with co-workers, clients and contractors to establish project directions that can satisfy everyone involved | Problem solving design; particularly in planning aesthetic and efficient homes and neighbourhoodsRELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE ADC Midlands, Northamptonshire May 2011 - Present Part II Architectural Assistant My role involves communicating with both clients and contractors to resolve issues and to deliver projects on time. While in this role I have assisted in the formation of contracts and in the arrangement and settlement of fees. For example, in the first project that I was involved in this year, I had to liaise with the client and contractor to set up the contract and later with the contractor, services engineer and local authority to resolve issues with the groundworks. I have also had the opportunity to meet with clients to discuss project briefs and to work up concept ideas as well as meeting with the local housing officer and residents’ association to present our designs for their approval, which have so far been successful. I have been instrumental in completing the working drawings and specifying the appropriate materials and fixtures to meet the specification for a new local restaurant, while being responsible for the pre-planning documents, which often includes working up massing studies and preliminary concept design for client feasibility studies, design and access statements, impact and justification statements, planning history reports, waste management studies and energy and sustainability reports as well as the accompanying planning drawings. AGN Design and Build, Northamptonshire June 2008 - September 2009 Part I Architectural Assistant My role primarily involved the research and writing of feasibility studies, concept design and the resolution and submission of planning applications, with additional work on building regulations drawings and site and building surveys, in which I was often the team leader.
  2. 2. B3 Burgess, Leicester June 2007 - October 2007 Architectural Assistant During my time at B3, I primarily worked singlehandedly on surveys and concept design for a large project for he conversion of grade 2* listed erby School of Art and during this time I also t D undertook several smaller concept design projects for a village hall and nursery scheme, and had the opportunity to accompany the architect when he was conducting quinquennial reports.GENERAL INFORMATION DoB 25th August 1987 Contact Address 19 Rutland Walk, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7EL General Education Runshaw College, Leyland A Levels - Design Technology B, Psychology B, Physics C A/S Levels - Critical Thinking A, Maths B All Hallows Catholic High School, Preston GCSEs A* in RE, English Language, French & Maths A in Statistics, Sciences, English Literature & Graphics B in History, Business Studies & Music Interests I enjoy visiting new towns and cities, going to rock concerts, improving my photography skills! ! and quilting, during my studies I was involved in both concert bands and big bands, in which! ! I played the saxophone. I am also a member of Architecture for Humanity, a committee! ! member of the Harborough and District Canine Society and an active Harborough Towpather! ! (a new volunteer group established to repair and clean up the canal towpath.) In the past, I! ! operated the gift shop in the evenings at Leicester Royal Infirmary for the WRVS. Other Achievements Baden Powell Trefoil Young Enterprise Scheme Full, clean driving licenceREFERENCES Mr David Watts Associate Architect at ADC Midlands Sarrington House, 39 High Street, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN16 1UU 07732 648901, Mr David Dernie Dissertation Advisor and Head of Leicester School of Architecture De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 1BH 0116 2078437,
  3. 3. Wakerley Owl Sanctuary Leicester School of Architecture Spring 2011 Set on the edge of Wakerley woods, the owl sanctuary blends into the trees in a series of winding walkways and treehouses. The building provides a single site to promote the rescue and rehabilitation of the local long eared owl. Visitors can meander around the sanctuary to view the staff at work and the rescued birds; those which are currently being released as well as those who may never be well enough for complete independence, but will always have a home in the sanctuary grounds.1.50 Part Section and Elevation JENNIFER MCMICHAEL
  4. 4. House of Stories Atelier Leicester School of Architecture Spring 2010In the heart of Edinburgh, on the Royal Mile, the House of Stories is a haven in which to rediscover the joy of the spoken word;as the inhabitant moves through the building they progress through different stages of childhood, each stage provides a differentenvironment in which to tell stories from the first cosy room for only a couple of people for intimate stories to the final space thatcan hold large story telling sessions- ideal for an interactive or dramatised event. JENNIFER MCMICHAEL
  5. 5. Living Home, Polyark II Leicester School of Architecture Autumn, 2009 Based on a possibly not so distant digital future, the Living Home is an analysis of the way entire lives could be lived out on a sigle plot. With news and product feeds that digitally fulfill all human needs, there is no need to ever leave. The hive like design allows additional units to be bought and sold as the family grows and adapts. GrouGrou G rG r o o u u n n d d F F l l o o o o r rrG r o o u u n n d d F F l l o o o o r r F F i i F F r r i i s s r r t t s s F F t t l l F F o o l l o o o o r r o o r rT T h h i i r r d d F F l l o o o o r r G G G r r r o o o u u u n n n d d d F F F l l l o o o o o o r r r F i r s t F l o o r F T i h r i s r t d F F l l o o o o r r JENNIFER MCMICHAEL
  6. 6. Professional Portfolio ADC Midlands Summer, 2011Caudwell House, NottinghamshireA sensory pavillion in the grounds of aresidential home for disabled children.I have been involved in dischargingplanning conditions, organising thecontract and responding to on siteproblems.Red Hill Farm, WellingboroughThe planning application for the newBalti House was for a rear flue and frontsignage, but I was also responsiblefor designing the internal layout, theworking drawings and specifyingfixures and fittings for the client.Stephenson Way, CorbyThis site has been through many briefsfor the developer; including shelteredaccomodation, private apartments andis currently undergoing a feasabilitystudy for social houses. I was able topresent this project at the residents’meeting and q&a session.School Lane, KetteringA local developer has recently boughtan extended victorian property withlarge gardens in Kettering town centrethat we are looking to develop into asite of 4-5 houses. I have been solelyresponsible for all the design work anddocumentation for this project. Perspective viewsLeighton Road, CorbyResidential development for CorbyBorough Council consisting of 7 housesand a bungalow to CfSH Level 3 andto meet HQi standards. I have beenheavily involved in the concept designand development for this site andtook it for presentation to the HousingOfficer for approval. JENNIFER MCMICHAEL