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Taariq Arend

Taariq Arend

Cape Town, ZA

 

About 

Introduction

My strongest strengths would definitely be working drawings, detailing, 3D
sketchup modeling and administration; therefore I would like to further my career
in this industry as I prefer being placed in a competitive environment. The
programs I prefer working in are AutoCAD and Sketchup. I am hardworking, goal
orientated bilingual and target driven. My attention to detail would definitely the
highlight of my experiences as I prefer to challenge myself so that I can succeed to
the best of my ability. I am prepared to take all reasonable steps to maintain and
develop my professional competence in relation to new developments relevant to
my field of professional activity. I am determined to complete a task to bring
success to your company and conduct myself with honesty, impartiality and
integrity.
I am a self-motivated, hard-working individual who is able to adapt to any situation
and environment. I am also able to work well on my own or as part of a team and I
cope very well under pressure.
As an Architectural Technologist graduate, I am sociably versatile and I get along
with people easily, as I often deal with people from all walks of life. As I am goal
orientated, I try my utmost to be diligent, consistent and punctual. 
I enjoy new experiences and welcome all challenges.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Technologist / Field Surveyor

Travelling in a team, doing Building Audits and Surveying government facilities (schools, hospitals, offices, general mixed-use buildings) all around the Western Cape, on behalf of The Department of Public Works.

Aug 2016 - current
 

Freelancing, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Technologist / Designer

Went on my own and doing my own thing for a while, working from home and designing/drawing up plans for clients.

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
 

Greg Wright Architects, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Technologist

Learnt the program ArchiCAD, while working on various projects, from government houses to luxurious beachfront modern houses.

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Metropolis Design, Cape Town, ZA, Senior Architectural Technologist

Architectural Technologist, Draughtsman, Administration
• Assist with the Detailing and Draughting of Working Drawings, preparation of council
submission plans, assist with design concepts in 3D Modeling in Sketchup and detail
drawings of mainly Upmarket Residential homes and Earthchild head office & Retail shops.
• The drawing and preparation of council submission drawings, working drawings and detail
drawing packages.

Projects I’ve worked on:
• Earthchild – Earth Addict Shops (2015)
• Earthchild – Head Office – Paarden Eilend (2015)
• Beau Constance 2 – Constantia (2015)
• Workshop 17 – V&A Waterfront (2015)
• Bungalow 35, K Arendse – Clifton (2015)

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Vivid Architects, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Technologist

Architectural Technologist, Draughtsman, Site Inspector, Administration
• Assist with the Detailing and Draughting of Working Drawings, preparation of council
submission plans, assist with design concepts in 3D Modeling in Sketchup and detail
drawings of mainly commercial projects, mainly hotels, office blocks and shopping malls.
• The uploading of our drawings to central drawings package site (Synergy) and issuing
drawings to the contractor and our consultants, i.e. mechanical engineers, electrical
engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, Interior Designers,
Plumbers, Landscape Architects, Project managers, Greenstar Consultants etc.

Projects I’ve worked on:
• Liberty Promenade Shopping Mall – Mitchells Plain (2010)
• Crystal Towers Hotel, Apartments & Spa – Century City (2010)
• Van Riebeeck Primary School – Strand (2010)
• Clocktower Shopping Mall – V&A Waterfront (2011)
• Newcastle Mall – KZN (2011)
• Waterfront Food Court Extension – V&A Waterfront (2012)
• The Business Centre – Century City (2013)
• No.3 Bridgeway – Century City (2013, 2014)
• Mall of the South - Gauteng (2013, 2014)
• Century City Urban Square – Century City (2014)
• Pam Golding on Main – Claremont (2014)

May 2010 - Mar 2015
 

Lucien Le Grange Architects & Urban Planners, Cape Town, ZA, Student Internship

Draughtsman, Site Inspector, Courier of drawings, Administration
• Assisted with the measuring of buildings and the drawing of them in Autocad.
• The drawing and preparation of council submission drawings, working drawings and detail
drawing packages.
• The delivery of our drawings to the Clients, Consultants, Contractors etc.
• Responsible for the plotting and printing of all office drawings.

Projects I’ve worked on:
• Forensic Laboratory – Malmesbury (2008)
• Forensic Laboratory – George (2008)
• CPUT Student Residence – Cape Town (2008)
• Victorian Residence Extension – Mowbray (2008)
• Samora Machel Primary School – Samora Machel(2008)
• Moravian Chapel – Cape Town (2008)

Mar 2008 - Jan 2009
 

Education 

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, ZA, BArch, Architectural Technology

National Diploma: Architectural Technology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Foreshore Campus
• Subjects: Construction and Detailing, Applied Building Science, History and Appreciation of
Architecture, Presentation, Computer Aided Draughting, Communication, Computer
Applications, Practical Studies 2, Architectural Technology Practice 2 Landscaping and Land
Surveying, Principles of Architectural Design, Studiowork I,II, & III, Building Services 3, Office
Practice 3.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2013
 

Livingston High School, Cape Town, ZA, High School, Grade 6 -12

Matric with merit exemption
Livingstone High School, Cape Town
• Subjects: English 1st Language (HG), Afrikaans 2nd Language (HG), Mathematics (SG),
Biology (HG), Art (HG), History (HG).

Jan 2002 - Dec 2006
 

Awards 

Top of the Class in Art, 1st Place

Livingstone High School

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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