About Me

I have 7 years of experience in architectural design. My prior experience includes multi-residential developments, apartments, cafes and small commercial jobs.

My passion for projects that utilise the latest technologies is just part of the reasons that I inevitably become a key component to any team I join. I devote much of my own time to researching new technologies, not just within the construction industry but any new technologies that I find interesting, this has given me a broad understanding of the direction in which global industries are moving.

Aside from a passion for new technology, I like to read. I'm intrigued by carbon-zero & carbon-positive living and the shared economy, this interest started after reading about it in Jeremy Rifkin's 'The Third Industrial Revolution' which triggered a natural passion for learning as much as I can about new things.

Originally from Auckland, I now live in Wellington. The cities small urban footprint, the rolling hills, the culture, the coffee and the people have helped me fall in love with the city I'm now proud to call my home.

Voxell (Oct. 2019 - Present)

Architectural Technologist

www.voxell.co.nz

My role at Voxell:

My role at Voxell starts with the customer and works through project briefs, concepts and turning ideas into architectural design proposals. The role uses innovative, easy to understand visualisation methods to ultimately simplify the design process for clients to create incredible spaces.

About INLINE:

Voxell are an architecture and digital design company that specialises in designing, building and managing commercial and residential buildings. We focus on championing and maximising the benefits of utilising digital technologies to create better-built environments, gain efficiencies and increasing ROI on projects and assets.

INLINE Design&Build (Aug. 2017 - Oct 2019)

Architectural Technician / Designer &
Business Administration

www.inlinedesign.co.nz

My role at INLINE:

My role at INLINE constantly evolved. Like many small companies, I was taking on many different responsibilities on a day to day basis.

My skills at INLINE were based in technical solutions and development of all internal systems. Part of my responsibilities at INLINE include:

  • Designer working closely with a licensed designer to achieve my LBP Design AoP 2 qualification. In this role, I take on the shared responsibility of client communication , concept design documentation, detail and building consent documentation and putting together building consent packages and submitting projects for building consent.
  • Website design, development, maintenance and content creation using Webflow, see https://www.inlinedesign.co.nz. This role expanded and grew as my web development skills grew, the website has now been launched and has regular maintenance and adjustments based on Google Analytics.
  • Administrative duties including monitoring accounts, taking care of all reconciling and bills to be paid, organising and researching all staff social events, creation and maintenance of company portfolios, systems and policies, and researching company initiatives for future growth and staff incentives.
  • Management of Google business suite, including managing and working in Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Search Console and more where required.
  • Facebook, Google and Instagram social media management and content creation updated on a weekly basis.

About INLINE:

INLINE Design&Build was started with the customer in mind. There was an opportunity to create a better experience for the customer through a more cohesive partnership between the architectural designer and the builder. Our aim is to deliver excellent results whilst maintaining accurate time and budget targets. We pride ourselves on our professional approach through honesty, transparency, and the absolute goal of happy clients

Boffa Miskell (Oct. 2016 - Aug. 2017)

Revit Technical Assistant

http://www.boffamiskell.co.nz

My role at Boffa Miskell:

During my time at Boffa Miskell, I was involved in providing technical assistance for BIM implementation, and introducing Autodesk Revit as a tool. The role included creating Autodesk Revit content, templates and tutorials to train and help build a style in which Boffa Miskell use the application, with a range of other software.

About Boffa Miskell:

Boffa Miskell Ltd is a leading New Zealand environmental planning and design consultancy with offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. They work with a wide range of local and international private and public sector clients in the areas of planning, urban design, landscape architecture, landscape planning, ecology, cultural heritage, graphics and mapping.

Stephenson & Turner (Apr. 2014 - Oct. 2016)

Architectural Technician

www.stephensonturner.com

My role at Stephenson & Turner:

During my time at S&T I was fortunate enough to have worked on a large number of housing repairs and alterations as part of the Southern Response housing initiative in Christchurch. As well as seismic and aesthetic upgrades to apartments in Wellington.

Further responsibilities at S&T involved working alongside the BIM team, helping with Autodesk Revit content creation & QA, including rebuilding the companies content library with a small team in 2015. I was also left in charge of building an Autodesk Revit Energy Efficiency (Clause H1) Family capable of showing compliance with commercial, residential, education and multi residential buildings to be included in building consent documentation.

About Stephenson & Turner:

S&T is a progressive multi-disciplinary design led architecture and building services engineering practice. The company takes a holistic approach with an integrated, total building focus to create inspirational, environmentally sustainable solutions.

Southcombe Architects (Feb. 2013 - Dec. 2013)

Architectural Technician

My role at Southcombe Architects:

Whilst working with Mark Southcombe, a distinguished Victoria University lecturer, I was involved in theoretical modeling in ArchiCAD to create a subdivision style arrangement of prefabricated homes that were made up of various arrangements to show the vast opportunities available with prefabricated housing.

About Southcombe Architects:

Mark Southcombe has focused on design and research, with a small firm, Southcombe Architects, he focuses on high-density urban housing and architectural theory, while also a senior lecturer at Victoria University.

ShrinkMaster (Dec. 2012 - Apr. 2013)

Pricing & Business Administration

www.shrinkmaster.co.nz

My role at ShrinkMaster:

During my time at ShrinkMaster, I was involved in systems development & specialised in file management and server set up for company. Other areas I was responsible for included writing and issuing submissions on tender offers using Workflow Max.

About ShrinkMaster:

ShrinkMaster provides quality weatherproofing and containment solutions for construction, marine, events, storage, and transportation.

Victoria University of Wellington (2016-2017)

www.victoria.ac.nz

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Major - Landscape Architecture)

I returned to university after a 2 year break from study, in which I worked at Stephenson&Turner. Upon returning, I majored in Landscape Architecture, having developed an interest in how public spaces and urban planning can affect cities and the culture of those cities. After completing my degree, I decided to return to working full time to pursue a new direction, having then developed a keen interest in residential housing and highly personalised spaces.

The Bachelor of Architecture (Majoring in Landscape Architecture - BLa) is a three-year undergraduate degree that gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to start your career in the field of Landscape architecture or Urban planning. Studying alongside Building Science, Architecture and Interior Design students to help give a basic understanding of the principles and theory behind the built environment.

Victoria University of Wellington (2013)

www.victoria.ac.nz

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Major - Architecture)

While studying at Victoria University, I decided to take some time off to focus on work experience. Working allowed me the freedom to think clearly about my career pathway and develop a strong passion for the technological and detailed side of architecture and urban spaces. After my first year in 2013, I took 2 years off, working at Stephenson& Turner, this work experience cemented my love of architecture, before returning to University to explore other avenues of architecture.

The Bachelor of Architecture is a three-year undergraduate degree that gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to start your career in the field of Landscape architecture or Urban planning. Studying alongside Building Science, Architecture and Interior Design students to help give a basic understanding of the principles and theory behind the built environment.

UNITEC Institute of Technology (2010 - 2012)

www.unitec.ac.nz

National Diploma in Architectural Technology

From high school, I dove into the technical world of architecture at UNITEC. This diploma suited my personality well, as I thrive using technology as my tool to learn and move forward. During my studies, I learnt an immense amount about ArchiCAD and Revit. This was the start of my BIM experience, where collaboration, accuracy, levels of detail and building technological tools to make the process of building compliance faster and simpler for the user emerged from.

Using the latest technologies, students at UNITEC work alongside architects to turn design concepts into the documents used to construct a building.

The New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology gives the skills to design and produce construction documentation for both residential and commercial buildings using a variety of industry leading software to ensure students learn how to work in BIM and as collaborative teams.

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (Oct. 2018)

www.leukaemia.org.nz/

Fundraising Volunteer

I organised and helped INLINE Design&Build host a bidding style competition event to fundraise money for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Part of this effort involved creating a bidding system for employees to bid on each other for the right to shave each other’s heads, this resulted in the company raising a total of $2445.

Individually, I am proud to have been able to fundraise $900 of the $2445 effort to help raise money and awareness for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Class Representative (Mar. 2016 - Nov. 2017)

www.victoria.ac.nz

Volunteer Class Representative

Class representatives at Victoria University provide the first point of contact for other students in their class. They are at hand to resolve basic problems and offer support and guidance.

Class representatives are, most importantly, the ears and voice of the students at Victoria. They provide an important link between students, academic staff and the University Academic Office.

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (Mar. 2017)

www.leukaemia.org.nz/

Fundraising Volunteer

In 2017 while working at Boffa Miskell, I was part of a small team who decided to shave our heads for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer. I am proud to have raised $430 as part of the team and my contribution towards raising money and awareness for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

CanTeen (Sept. 2015)

www.canteen.org.nz

Fundraising Volunteer

During my time at Stephenson&Turner, a small team of architects and engineers got together and organised a fundraising event for CanTeen to raise money, support and awareness for teenagers in New Zealand living with cancer. I proudly raised $500 as part of that team.

Childcare Assistance (Mar. 2011 - Dec. 2012)

www.sunnyhills.school.nz

Volunteer After School Childcare Assistant

While studying at UNITEC in Auckland, I undertook a voluntary role assisting a local after school organisation. The kids I was looking after were aged 5-9 years old. This role included making sure homework was done, afternoon tea, and regular sports.

Professional Skills

Self Examination of Professional Skills:

Below is a self determined level of understanding of professional skills that I have developed. I believe it is an important step in my personal development to see the areas where I'm over-confident, and under-confident, and make adjustments to my learning to improve overall.

Time Management
Written Communication
Active Listening
Prioritisation of Tasks
Brainstorming Ideas
Decision Making
Self-Education
Office Administration
Branding
BIM Model Management
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Software Skills

Self Examination of Software Skills:

Below is a self determined level of understanding of software skills that I have developed. I believe it is an important step in my personal development to see the areas where I'm over-confident, and under-confident, and make adjustments to my learning to improve overall.

Autodesk Revit
Autodesk AutoCAD
MasterSpec
Simpli (Online BC)
Xero
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Web Design
Webflow Development
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