Nora Elisabeth Stoycheva

Nora Elisabeth Stoycheva

Cape Town, ZA


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SUMMARY: Successfully accomplished a Master degree in Architecture at the Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany, with an excessive background in design, drafting, detailing and illustration. Experienced in conceptual design, architectural and interior design consultation, design development and translation into technical documentation, store design, hospitality, zero- and plus energy building, “green” technology, site supervision, media management, marketing and advertisement, sales.
Highly developed sense of functional and yet attractive orientation of designs. Able to work very well in a team, self-motivated and very efficient. Constant and fast learner.
Gained professional experience in Europe and South Africa.

LANGUAGES: Bulgarian (native), fluent in German and English, basic knowledge of Afrikaans and Spanish

COMPUTER SKILLS: Revit, AutoCAD, Fusion 2020, ArchiCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, MAYA, Sketch Up, Autodesk Architectural Desktop (ADT), Nemetschek- Allplan, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

PUBLICATIONS: Semester Project “Schwitters’ House” was presented in the Department of Building Administration in Hanover (February 7- March 7, 2005) and published in Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung and Neue Presse.

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS: Swimming, Olympics, Photography, Sketching, Sports, Book illustration and own comic strip



GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, Cape Town, Architect

• Preparing of Tender Documentation for the new University of Cape Town (UCT) Lecture Theater
• Design and acoustic solutions (in collaboration with an acoustic consultant)
• Selection of materials and material presentation
• Conceptual and furniture design
• Structural detailing
• Preparing of documents for construction
• Collaboration with consultants and coordination of their work

Software: Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUP, Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel/Word

Dec 2014 - current

Freelancer/Nora Stoycheva Architect, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural and Interior Design and Consulation

• Wine laboratory Vinlab, Stellenbosch, RSA
• Private residence Moore, Nooigedacht, RSA
• Private residence Smit, Nooitgedacht, RSA
• Structural detailing for Make Architects, Cape Town, RSA (freelancer)

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

EuroCasa, Cape Town, RSA, Cape Town, ZA, Architectural Consultant, Designer, Sales, Marketing, Store Manager

• Servicing, hosting and interfacing clients to ensure that sales are made and sale targets are achieved
• Taking briefs, conceptualizing and designing kitchen/ furniture/ wardrobe solutions for these client briefs
• Pricing and quoting on projects
• Ensuring the designs are accurate, correct and that they are installable
• Site project management and liasing with all project role players to ensure that all construction process is closely managed
• Conceptual, structural and lighting design of first Poltrona Frau brand shop in Cape Town
• Interior design and presentations
• Site supervision, coordination of electrical, plumbing and mechanical layouts
• Provision of technical details for accommodation of the designer furniture and kitchens.
• Kitchen design, incl. electrical, plumbing and mechanical layouts.
• Sales of kitchens and furniture; communication with clients and their architects/ designers.
• Marketing presentations and design of advertisement for magazines
• Store management (January 1, 2011 – September 1, 2012) – Change of ownership from September 1st, 2012 to present.

Dec 2010 - Aug 2014

self-employment, Cape Town, ZA, Personal Trainer

Certified with NASM ((US) National Academy for Sports Medicine). Personal training and home personal training, functional training specialist, fat los and muscle gain, corrective training, sports specific training for performance, plyometric training

Aug 2010 - Aug 2014

none, Cape Town, ZA, Swimmer

Preparing for Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London

Oct 2009 - Jul 2012

MDL/ Archstation, Cape Town, RSA, Cape Town, ZA, Architect

Project: Cape Town Station 2010

• Material presentations for design development
• Design development and design translation into technical documentation
• Technical documentation, such as:
- Preparing construction documents and finishes/ sanitary/ structural schedules.
- Coordinating the documents with the work designed by consultants.
- Preparing documents for approval from relevant authorities and for procuring offers for the execution of the works.
- Producing structural details for construction.

Mar 2008 - Aug 2010

none, Hannöver, DE, Swimmer

Preparing for Summer Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing

Jan 2006 - Aug 2008

S&P Engineering, Hanover, Germany, Hannöver, DE, Junior Architect

• Survey and Rescheduling holiday apartments for rent
• Design development for approval from relevant authorities
• Building applications, preliminary drafting and implementation planning for casinos
• Daylight calculations with “RELUX”, light and color designs for various projects

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007


Leibniz University of Hanover, Masters, Architecture

German Diploma in Architecture, equals Masters degree

Oct 2000 - Jul 2006

Areas of Specialization 


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