© 2019 by Gareth Russell.

I'M

gareth russell.

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
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In addition to the knowledge gained from six years of architectural school, my twelve years of professional experience in numerous architects offices in three different countries, has provided me with an excellent background in the practical application of this knowledge.

 

Having been widely exposed to all aspects of the architectural process over the past eighteen years, I am extremely confident in my abilities to not only represent architecture to a very high standard but also to verbally communicate it.

 

I have been lucky enough in my career to have been mentored by some fine architects, each one of them teaching me valuable professional and life lessons that echo throughout my life to this day.  I model myself on the good work ethics and principles of these mentors and have in turn developed my own strong passions and attitude for this vocation that is architecture.

 

My strong work ethic and organisation skills coupled with a pragmatic approach to problem solving are some of my proudest personal attributes.  I’m, a well-liked guy who thrives in a team environment. I have a thirst for knowledge and relish the thought of collaborating with you and your team.

01 PROFESSIONAL

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Architectural Studies with Honours
(BAS Hons)

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007

SKILLS
ARCHITECTURAL
PRESENTATION
3D MODELLING
/ BIM
ARCHITECTURAL
DOCUMENTATION
DESIGN
DEVELOPMENT
CONSTRUCTION
DETAILING
RESIDENTIAL
DESIGN
CONTRACT
ADMINISTRATION
CLIENT
LIAISON
HAND
SKETCHING
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

AUTOCAD

ARCHICAD

REVIT

SKETCHUP

3DS MAX + VRAY

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

MICROSOFT OFFICE

BLENDER

 

02 PORTFOLIO

MY LATEST WORK. SEE MORE >

03 Experience

Draftwest

2014 - Present

Owner + Architectural Designer

  • Sourced projects.

  • Met with clients to discuss new projects and formulation of an architectural brief.

  • Produced design and construction drawings for residential and commercial projects.

  • Coordinated structural and mechanical engineering.

  • Produced space plans and drafted fit-out drawings for tenant spaces.

  • Conducted as-built/existing condition surveys and converted information into working CAD drawings.

  • Produced multiple Development Approval applications after close consideration of the Residential Design Codes.

  • Produced construction documentation to be fully compliant with the NCC and BCA.

  • Utilised ArchiCAD and AutoCAD to produce architectural working and design drawings.

Rust & Blue

Oct 2015 - Oct 2017

Architectural Visualisation Artist

  • Sourced projects.

  • Modelled simple and complex architectural projects using Sketchup, ArchiCAD, Revit, 3DS Max & Photoshop

  • Produced high-level architectural 3D visualisations for architects and property developers locally and nationally.

Hart Architects

May 2014 - Oct 2014

Architectural Graduate

  • Employed on a limited contract basis to assist in the design development and contract administration for various projects relating to the Perth Underground Station for the Public Transport Authority.

  • Attended weekly site meetings as the architect's representative.

  • Coordinated and drafted changes to architectural drawings as per ongoing changes during the construction process.

  • Liaised directly with the Public Transport Authority during intensive design meetings with regards to the design and construction of a public toilet facility to be built on one of the station platforms.

Century Property Developments

Jan 2011 - Jan 2014

Architectural Technologist

  • Assisted architect with design of buildings beginning with schematics, and following through to design development, development of construction documents and permitting phases.

  • Designed, project managed and produced full sets of architectural construction drawings for three new student accommodation residences.

  • Project managed the refurbishment of twenty two existing student accommodation residences.

  • Coordinated revisions through the construction phase of new construction as well as refurbishment projects.

  • Utilised AutoCAD to produce architectural working drawings.

  • Coordinated structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

  • Produced space plans and drafted fit-outs for tenant spaces and selected finishes.

  • Coordinated shop drawings with consultants and contractors.

  • Maintained architectural drawings in electronic and hard-copy format.

Messaris Wapenaar Architects

Dec 2004 - Dec 2009

Architectural Technologist

  • Assisted architect with design of buildings beginning with schematics, and following through to design development, development of construction documents and permitting phases.

  • Developed commercial, residential, industrial and hotel projects.

  • Collaborated and coordinated with project consultants to ensure all drawings were code compliant.

  • Conducted as-built/existing condition surveys and converted information into working CAD drawings.

 
 
CONTACT

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to contact me anytime.

 

gareth.russell27@gmail.com

Tel: 0400 288 387

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