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Joshua Aylett

Joshua Aylett

Allenwood, NJ, US

 

About 

An inspired and enthusiastic Architectural Designer seeking creative opportunities in the architecture and design sectors. Self motivated with a strong desire to take on responsibility and work within a team or in a singular capacity. Adaptable and resourceful when put under the pressure of deadlines or challenging tasks.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Freelancer, Madrid, ES, Photography, Graphic Design and Production

[Espacios] Inacabados | Unfinished [Spaces]

Photography, graphic design and self-publication of the 35mm photo-documentary of ‘Unfinished’ architecture in Spain 10 years post economic crisis.

Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
 

CIEP Beethoven, Torrejon de Ardos, ES, English Language Assistant

Assistant to teachers of bilingual classes to best develop student ability of spoken, written and English comprehension.

Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
 

Iglesia Betel, Madrid, ES, Volunteer Architectural Assistant

Worked with the church’s missionary architect to design and manage residential, commercial and multi-use
facility renovations that were constructed by members of the Betel substance abuse recovery program.

Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
 

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, GB, Exhibition Construction Coordinator

Management of the construction team in the production of the exhibition spaces for the End of Year Architecture Exhibitions 2015 and 2016.

May 2015 - Jun 2016
 

Ridge and Partners LLP, Oxford, GB, Part I Architectural Assistant

Involvement on projects in the Manufacturing, Educational, Historic Preservation, Motorsport and Transportation sectors for clients including Jaguar Land Rover, Changan Automobile Co., Red Bull Racing, The Dragon School (Oxford,UK), The Oxford Preservation Trust, and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (Wales). Project experience from early concept design, planning, detail design and on-site recording/handover. Experience working on BIM projects from concept development to detail design including design team coordination.

Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
 

Education 

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, GB, MArch, Advanced Architectural Design

RIBA certified MArchD Advanced Architectural Design degree. Completed a one year specialization in International Architectural Regeneration and Development. Awarded a First Class degree.

Sep 2014 - May 2016
 

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, GB, BArch, Architecture

RIBA certified BAhons Architecture degree. Awarded an Upper Second Class degree.

Sep 2010 - May 2013
 

Awards 

D3 Unbuilt Visions, Honorable Mention

Unbuilt Visions promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. This annual competition provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects at the conceptual stage by recognizing work that offers a critical contribution to worldwide architectural discourse.

Throughout time, unbuilt projects have exerted significant influence on the trajectory of global architecture and design. Etienne-Louis Boullée’s monolithic Cenotaph for Newton expressed a sublime grandeur than continues to beguile contemporary architects. LeCorbusier’s utopian Ville Radieuse (1924) proposed a blueprint for social reform that radically transformed the design of 20th century cities worldwide. Mies van der Rohe’s austere concept for the Friedrichstrasse Skyscraper Competition (1921) fostered a seachange in our perceptions and expectations of the modern commercial workplace.

Continual shifts in architectural theory and production drive new desires to create and address untapped opportunities. Reflecting forces of globalization and crisis, contemporary architects and designers are negotiating new territories, defining alternative approaches, and engaging untested methodologies. The increasingly multidisciplinary nature of our work has become more experimental, while correspondingly less classifiable. In an era of significant technological innovation, speculative projects offer vast potential for advancing theoretical discourse, as well as alternative ways to intervene within the built environment. Yet there are inherent risks and challenges attached to exploring uncharted frontiers.

In the 21st century, which unbuilt ideas will reflect the most salient and avant-garde notions of our time?

Unbuilt Visions recognizes excellence in projects that to date remain unbuilt. Theoretical, academic, and other unbuilt projects will be juried and awarded by a distinguished international panel of architects, designers, theorists, and historians. All projects submitted to the competition will be considered for publication in ‘Unbuilt Visions I’, the first volume in a series that will collect, curate, and document transitions in unbuilt architecture and design.

Sponsored by New York-based d3, this annual program is open to all architects, landscape architects, designers, students, and other makers of the built environment. Unbuilt architecture and design projects of any type are eligible. There are no restrictions on site, program, or geographic location.

2017
 

Troldtekt Award 2016, Honorable Mention

The International Troldtekt Award is a biennial concept competition for international students of design & architecture. The Award encourages students to explore Troldtekt acoustic panels and find new uses for them that are not only creative but also possible to realise in practice.

Honorable Mention awarded for the project submission 'Digital Formula'.

2016
 

3DReid Student Prize 2016, Nomination

Award for the best student architecture portfolio in the UK. Nominations limited to one per University.

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills