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Nathan Wright: CV

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Nathan possesses a strong passion and appreciation for all aspects of design. With his international background, outlook, and diverse experience in project management, design and documentation creates …

Nathan possesses a strong passion and appreciation for all aspects of design. With his international background, outlook, and diverse experience in project management, design and documentation creates the perfect fit for almost any project at any level. He thrives on the creative process!: exploring the brief, asking the right questions, researching, considering the options, evaluating, thinking inside and outside the box, along with hard graft to come up with unique and successful solutions to fit a client’s needs, and overall great design. Nathan has 12 years of experience in architecture of which 5 years have been in Asia. He is a strong designer with experience in with commercial, education, healthcare, hotel & resorts, industrial, mixed-use, residential, retail and sports & leisure public projects; and knowledgeable with construction code and document preparations in the UK, Vietnam and Australia

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  1. PERSONAL DETAILS: NAME: Nathan Wright BA(Hons), Dip Arch (Hudds), ARB ADDRESS: 709/179 Boundary Road, DATE OF BIRTH: 12th August 1975 North Melbourne, MARITAL STATUS: Single Melbourne, VIC 3051 NATIONALITY: BritishTEL (Mobile): +61 (0) 450 969 064 DRIVING LICENCE: Full, no endorsement E-MAIL: nathan_wright@hotmail.com WEBSITE: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/nathan-wright/b/1a2/128PERSONAL PROFILE:Nathan is an innovative creative staff member who possesses a strong passion and appreciation for all aspects ofdesign. With his international background, outlook, and diverse experience in project management, design anddocumentation creates the perfect fit for almost any project at any level.He thrives on the creative process!: exploring the brief, asking the right questions, researching, considering theoptions, evaluating, thinking inside and outside the box, along with hard graft to come up with unique and successfulsolutions to fit a client’s needs, and overall great design.Nathan has over 13 years of experience in architecture of which 5 years have been in Asia. He is a strong designerwith experience in with commercial, education, healthcare, hotel & resorts, industrial, mixed-use, residential, retailand sports & leisure public projects; and knowledgeable with construction code and document preparations in theUK, Vietnam and Australia.EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY TO DATE:EMPLOYERS From To JOB TITLE CAD PACKAGE_Elenberg Fraser [AUS] Nov. ‘11 Present Project Leader AutoCAD 2012_Royal Haskoning [VN] May ‘08 April ‘11 Design Director AutoCAD 2008 & 2010_Atlas Industries [VN] May ‘06 May ‘08 Head of Design Development AutoCAD 2007/Microstation v8_S&P Architects [UK] Nov. ‘03 May ‘06 Project Associate AutoCAD 2006LT_Geddes Architects [UK] Jan. ‘03 Nov. ‘03 Project Architect AutoCAD 2000i/2004LT_The Hauseman Group [UK] Feb. ’01 Jan. ‘03 Project Architect Microstation v7_Renton Howard Wood Levine [UK] May ’00 Feb. ’01 Architect Assistant Microstation v7_Gilmore Hankey Kirke [UK] Sept. ‘99 May ’00 Architect Assistant AutoCAD R14EXPERIENCE GAINED WITH ELENBERG FRASER: November ‘11 – PresentElenberg Fraser combining the creativity of a design studio with the out-come orientation of a commercial firm, webelieve that design and market-driven are not opposed to each other. Elenberg Fraser projects stand in relief,delivering a high design value, realising market objectives yet raising the bar in architecture through innovation.In November 2011, Nathan joined Elenberg Fraser as Project Leader. Employed as part of Elenberg Fraser’sdedication to delivery high-class projects from concept through to completion. He led the design of a number of high-profile high-rise residential towers within Melbourne.Nathan is responsible for running projects from design through to delivery, using supportive leadership skills whichinspire and motivate internal teams and external consultants._Project Related Task; • Understand Clients Statement of need & develop Strategic Briefs • Review, co-ordinate & integrate information from Design Team • Development of Strategic Brief into Project Brief whilst providing information for costing, etc • Visual inspection of precedents and site as existing • Carrying out alternative design/construction approaches • Feasibility Studies of the client’s requirements • Hold informal discussions with authorities • Preliminary assessment of the necessary consents • Implementing Employers Requirements • Review legislation to identify potential constraints • Drawing packages co-ordination and production • Advising client on the need of further consultants • Contract Documentation • Advise on methods of procuring construction • Day to Day liaising with the Design Team • Prepare Concept designs • Dealing with Tender Process • Prepare information for inclusion with client reports • Check & Comment on Works Contractors Drawings • Assembly and mobilization of architectural teams • On-site Meeting/visits
  2. EXPERIENCE GAINED WITH ATLAS INDUSTRIES: May ‘08 – April ‘11Royal Haskoning is a leading, independent multi-disciplinary architectural & engineering design consultant groupfrom the Netherlands, founded in 1881.In May 2008, Nathan joined Royal Haskoning as Design Director and Studio Leader for architecture within Vietnam.Employed as part of Royal Haskoning’s dedication to diversify their project types within Asia and due to his keyexperience across a number of key sectors. He led the design of a broad range of high-profile schemes, over varioussectors, including Office & Residential Towers, Sports & Leisure, Healthcare, Industrial and Interior Design projects.Nathan was also responsible for on operational and administrate of the Architectural Studio, with particularresponsibilities for change management and improvements of the business performance and profitability. He alsosupporting the Cambodian regional office in developing their architectural offering._Project Related Task; _Studio Leader Tasks; • Managing internal and external client relationships • Marketing & Business Development • Leading integrated teams of consultants, stakeholders & clients • Identifying Studio Annual Budgets and monitoring Profit & Loss • Multi-tasking on a number of projects • Assembly and mobilization of architectural teams • Client Interface, Fee Negotiation & Manage Project Budgets • Provide creative design directions to designers • Project Management & Risk Analysis • Working closely with Production Delivery Teams • Project Planning and subordinate designer work flows. • Mentor, train, supervise and manage designers to produce good • Review legislation to identify potential constraints design and standard detailing • Responsible for the preparation of concept design • Monitor and guide performance standards and work quality • Review and test alternative design/construction approaches • Staff Utilisation & Resource Management • Responsible for design development and authority submission • Recruitment & Staff Development Strategy • Prepare tenders & construction documentation with project team • Developing & Implement Quality ProceduresEXPERIENCE GAINED WITH ATLAS INDUSTRIES: May ‘06 – May ‘08Atlas Industries is an outsource services which offers architectural companies ‘back-of-office’ resource support fromits operations centre in Saigon, Viet Nam.In 2006, Nathan joined Atlas as part of the strategic leadership group responsible for Quality. He was accountable forthe set up, growth and procedural developments, as well as the day-to-day management of a 40+ strong team ofProject Architects, Architects, and Technicians. He inspired and motivated the teams through the use of supportiveleadership skills. He led project set-up through detailed project plans, including define scope of works, teamstructures, budgets, and project programmes as a minimum. He works in collaboration with a number of the UK toppractices including Make Architects, Squire&Partners, Dyer Group, HOK, BDP, PRP Architects to develop designs anddeliver first class solutions, through innovation and developed working procedures._Project Related Task; _Studio Leader Tasks; • Multi-tasking on a number of projects • Marketing & Business Development • Client Interface, Fee Negotiation & Manage Project Budgets • Client Strategic Development & Presentations • Project Management & Risk Analysis • Management of Project Budgets & Client Invoicing • Project Planning and subordinate designer work flows. • Assembly and mobilization of architectural teams • Review legislation to identify potential constraints • Lead and inspire a team of designers • Responsible for the development of design concepts • Staff Utilisation & Resource Management • Review, coordinate & integrate information from Design Team • Recruitment & Staff Development Strategy • Prepare tenders & construction documentation with project team • Developing Quality ProceduresIT APPLICATION EXPERIENCE: CAD PACKAGES: • AutoCAD (9years) • Microstation (5years) • ArchiCAD (2years) • Revit (< 1year) OTHER APPLICATIONS: • Photoshop (5year) • QuarkXpress (5year) • Pagemaker (1year) • Illustrator (1year) • MS Word (12year+) • MS Powerpoint (7year) • MS Excel (7year) • MS Project (5year)EDUCATION HISTORY: From To QUALIFICATION - July ‘10 Professional Certification to Practice in Viet Nam Department of Construction, HCMC, Viet Nam Nov. ‘04 June ‘05 Professional Certification to Practice in UK ARB / London Southbank University Sept. ‘97 Aug. ‘99 Graduate Diploma in Architecture International University of Huddersfield - Part ii Exempted Sept. ‘93 Sept. ‘97 BA (Hons) in Architecture International University of Huddersfield - Part i Exempted Sept. ‘91 Aug. ‘93 BTEC National Diploma in Construction Basford Hall College , Nottingham Sept. ‘87 May ’ 91 National Curriculum - GCSE The National School, NottinghamREFERENCES: - SUBMITTED ON REQUEST
  3. STRENGTHS PROFILE: Nathan considers himself as an all-round architect with over 12-years experience in the management, design & delivery of projects. In summary, Nathan spent the first 6-years working as a delivery architect on project of various scales and complexity. The last 6-years+ have been spent honing both design and management skills which are strengthen by his experience of construction and coordination issues. _ PROJECT STRENGTHS _ DESIGN & DELIVERY STRENGTHS: ability to; * Previous experience in designing innovative work, as an all-round living environmentsa proven track record over 12-years of project management, Nathan considers himself learning, leisure or architect with * Lead the design process from inception to completion design and delivery of projects. including his ability to: * Understand Clients statement of need to develop Project Briefs * Prepare design programmes, identifty documentation deliverables packages at each design stage * Prepare site analysis to inform design process from inception to completion * Lead the the sketch design * Prepare sketch designs including on a number of projects * Multi-task presentations and material selections * Coordinate with the client’s cost consultant through all design phases * Develop clients brief * Prepare full design concepts for client presentations * Develop designs solutions andsite analysis tobrief for approval and sign off * Prepare finalize the client inform the sketch design * Assume responsibility for and sketch the development of design concepts, including testing alternative construction approaches * Prepare assist in designs including presentation and material selections * Review, summarizeCoordinate with the client’s cost consultant through all designwhere required * statutory project requirements, including informal discussion with authorities phases * Coordinate with Structural, M&E consultants and/or other project consultants * Prepare with the* Present the design concept to the construction project team documentation for tenders and client * Advise during the Tender, VE Process & solutions * Develop designs Contract Documentation * Collaborate with * Finalize the client brief for approval and sign off contractors * Lead on-site meetings and inspect the construction ensuring compliance * Assume responsibility for and assist in the development of design concepts. * Respond to contractors RFI as required * Check/comment * Review and summarize all statutory requirements in regards to local authority submissions internationally on work contractors drawings * Prepare a design programme and list of documents to form the design documentation and working drawings package _PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRENGTHS: ability to; * Efficiently work on Prepare with the project team documentation for tenders and construction. * multiple projects * Building good professional relationships Structural, M&E consultants and/or other project consultants. * Coordinate with at all levels, internally and externally * Advise client on the need of further consultants and procurement methods * Collaborate with contractors. * Prepare preliminary design and construction programmes and resource profiles * Manage strategic*aspects on-site meetings and inspectrisk construction, ensuring compliance. Lead of projects in effort to mitigates any the * Manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently RFI as required * Respond to contractors * Manage claims for Check/comment ondisputescontractorsclaims * additional services/fees, work and potential drawings _COMPANY MANAGEMENT STRENGTHS: responsible for; In summary, for the first 6-years, Nathan worked as a delivery architect on project of various scales and complexity. * Marketing & Business Development The last 6-years have been spent honing both design and management skills which * Identifying Studio Annual Budgets and monitoring Profit & Loss are strengthen by his experience of construction and coordination issues. * Developing, implements, and maintains sound business practices. * Encourage knowledge sharing through leading ‘expert’ work groups _MANAGEMENT STRENGTHS * Organising CPD’s, seminars, presentations etc * Staff Utilisation & Resourcein marketing and business development, including writing of fee proposals * Assist Management * Recruitment & Staff Development Strategy * Take responsibility for profit and loss of the studio/projects * Travel either domestic or internationally regularly to support business growth in surrounding regions * Create and lead working groups focused on companywide ‘best practices’ _PERSONAL STRENGTHS * Resource Management * Keen to learn from and be inspired by others whilst contributing to the learning and development of others * Articulate, diplomatic andUtilisation * Staff flexible manner and able to work independently and as part of an effective team * Excellent interpersonal skills and ableof Quality Procedures * Development to work independently and/or as part of an effective team * Self motivated, proactive Training to take responsibility * Staff and ability and Development * Punctual, reliable and can work under pressure and to tight deadlines * Good organisational, research, report writing and presentation skills _FUTURE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT * Good CAD and drafting skills * Detailed familiarizstion of statutory and regulations code associated with architectural within the ‘local’ region. _FUTURE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT my strategic knowledge of Environmental Sustainable Design with the aspiration to become accredited. * To further develop * Commitment to independent life long learning * Familiarisation of statutory and regulations my strategic with architectural practice in the ‘local’ region. * To further develop code associated and working knowledge of BIM technology within a working practice environment. * Further develop my strategic knowledge of Environmental Sustainable Design with the aspiration to become accredited. * Further develop my strategic and working knowledge of BIM technology within a working practice environment.

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