Jim Kurt Ereño is a multidisciplinary designer with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba (Faculty of Architecture). Since graduating in 2014, he has been involved in a number of interior renovation projects with emphasis on site analysis, space planning, universal design principles, branding, and technical drawing. He possesses a strong conceptual aptitude and has participated in competitions both locally and internationally. In his free time, he likes to read about and discuss history, anthropology, and current events.
Amphora Architecture Inc., Winnipeg, MB, CA, Architectural Designer
A 4-5 persons office. Working on various educational projects that include The Prep Montessori, Linden Meadows School, Lac du Bonnet Senior School, Powerview School, and the University of Manitoba’s Machray Hall. Assisting in all phases of project development with responsibilities that include: generating presentation and technical working drawings using SketchUp, Rhinoceros, InDesign, and AutoCAD; and writing specification documents.
Likha Design Build, Winnipeg, MB, CA, Co-Founder + Designer
Working collaboratively and efficiently with clients, licensed practitioners, and other designers from concept and schematic design to design development and construction. Determining material and labour costs relative to set budgets. Sourcing products locally (i.e. furnishings, lighting, and finishes). Constructing furniture and fixtures, such as shelving units and cabinets using power tools. Supervising and inspecting work in progress to ensure correct completion.
Freelance, Winnipeg, MB, CA, Freelance Designer + Draftsman
Carried out interior design projects that involved the whole construction of a commercial space within tight time constraints; demonstrated versatility handling a wide array of tasks. Conducted on-site measurements and produced as-built drawings and proposal documents for city approval and permitting. Collaborated with other licensed practitioners in the technical areas. Composed graphic branding elements and staged photo shoot for advertising.
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, CA, Bachelors, Environmental Design
The Bench Design Competition (STUFF), Honorable Mention
Entry: "Chataround". Project in collaboration with Dark Horse Architecture Inc. (Ethem Övünç Tar and Emeil Andron Alvarez).
Faculty of Architecture Photography Competition, 2nd Place
Category: black and white. Competition was in part assessed by the Winnipeg photographer Bryan Scott, in collaboration with Don’s Photo.
Little Free Library Competition, Nomination
Entry entitled "Pixelio" was selected for the Little Free Library Design exhibit at the Millennium Library as part of Winnipeg’s 2013 Culture Days. Project in collaboration with Emeil Andron Alvarez.
Atmosphere’s Student Photo Competition, Honorable Mention
Entry "Mundane" was exhibited at the Winnipeg Art Gallery during the 2013 Winnipeg Design Festival.
Dean's Honour List, Award
Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
University 1 Honour List, Award
University 1, University of Manitoba