I have just completed my Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Bond University, on the Gold Coast, Australia. I am now looking to gain some experience in the industry before I start my Masters and I would love to relocate to the United States.
Riddel Architecture, Brisbane, AU, Work Experience Student
A short work experience stint where I was exposed to professional practices. I was involved in drawing up residential plans in 3D, making a marketing clip using Photoshop, site visit to the University of Queensland and working on a concept for the Brisbane 2012 Emergency Shelter Exhibition.
Bond University, Gold Coast, AU, BArch, Architectural Studies
As a student from the first cohort to graduate from Bond University’s new Soheil Abedian School of Architecture, we were given an amazing learning experience, with small class sizes and world-class teachers (such as the Bartlett’s Sir Peter Cook and previous Queensland Government Architect and head of school, Philip Follent), who taught us both the design and technical skills required to succeed in the workplace. It also strengthened my ability to work in a team environment and taught me the importance of collaboration in design. The program emphasised conceptual design and creativity and we were encouraged to explore alternate design solutions to briefs and build upon our problem solving skills. This was supplemented with practical experience in drafting, sustainability practices and presenting ideas to clients.
Griffith University, Gold Coast, AU, Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning
I only completed a year of a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning. The course focused on sustainability and urban design. I obtained credit for this course in order to enter the Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree.
Top of Class, Architectural Studio Four, 1st Place
I was awarded first place for our Architectural Studio Four class
Deans List, Award
For an average grade above 80%
High Achiever, Award
I was positioned in the top 5% of students academically at Griffith University, for the year.