Lloyd Helen

Lloyd Helen

New York, NY, US


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I am an architectural designer currently based in New York, where I have over two years of professional experience, as both project assistant and project lead.

My previous employers include Grafton Architects (RIBA Stirling Prize nominees and 2008 WAF World Building of the Year winners), BOLLES-WILSON (under Peter Wilson, 2013 AIA Gold Medal Winner), and also the international firm MADAs.p.a.m., in their Shanghai office.


Key Skills:

  • Ability to adapt and take initiative, to ensure deadlines are met, and projects completed : Experience working in intensive office environments in USA, Germany, China, and Ireland, under tight time schedules.
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills : Experience working simultaneously on different projects, with BOLLES-WILSON and MADAs.p.a.m. Experience working in isolation on specific tasks, in cooperation on project / competition teams, and as design / project lead.
  • Excellent graphic and design skills.



Belmont Freeman Architects, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect

Sep 2014 - current

Kinlin Rutherfurd Architects PLLC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Nov 2013 - Sep 2014

Grafton Architects, Dublin, Junior Architect

Competitions: Draughting and schematic design development for the LSE and Kingston Universities in London. Close collaboration with lead architects in a genuinely team-based environment.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

BOLLES+WILSON, Muenster, DE, Architectural Assistant

Competitions and current projects: Physical modelling (card; foam); 3D modeling; V-Ray rendering; Vectorworks draughting; extensive use of Adobe suite for project images and layouts.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011

MADAs.p.a.m., Shanghai, CN, Architectural Assistant

Competitions and current projects: Physical modelling (casting; blue-foam); Rhino modelling; V-Ray rendering; AutoCAD draughting; Adobe suite (InDesign and Illustrator).

Sep 2010 - Nov 2010


University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, MArch, Architecture

Tutors Peter Cody and Chris Boyle helped to direct my thesis study, 'The Architecture of Curiosity', which was based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sep 2011 - Aug 2013

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, MArch, Architecture

[Dept. 3 Erasmus Exchange] A progressive approach demonstrated the potential that modern technologies can have on architectural design. Studies in plastic and adaptability.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, BArch, Architecture

Emphasis on an understanding of the fundamentals of design, the experiential quality of space, and architecture as craft.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2010


Bauhaus Open 2014 Exhibition, Nomination

Thesis project chosen for exhibition at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany.


Bruce Short Prize, 1st Place

Awarded for best design project in UCD (group award).


Irish Ambassador, Nomination

Chosen as one of two Irish delegates to participate at an inter-european 3 week youth conference, held in Germany.


UCD Entrance Exhibition, Scholarship

For outstanding achievement in pre-university examinations


Areas of Specialization 


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