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“My work is complemented by the contribution of group members. I seek to work within groups where ideas can circulate and evolve into high quality design work. Particularly concerned about quality and results in respect to deadlines, I am highly experienced in presentation and visualization and I have a clear understanding in producing detailed drawings using a huge variety of software and handicraft skills.”
My name is Mario Soustiel and I am a recent graduate student from Kingston University London, with a Part II Graduate Diploma in Architecture, RIBA accredited.
As an Architectural Professional, during my Part I year-out programme, I have been employed by the architectural practice of 'PMakridis + Associates', in Thessaloniki, Greece where I quickly earned the trust to co-manage small projects. My position had to demonstrate the ability to produce technical and representational pieces of work to initiate the first stages of the synthesis and competition work. In addition, I volunteered to update the material archive of the office in terms of efficiency and cost.
As a Production Assistant, at Carpenter Workshop Gallery, I am responsible for the Rolodex and Inventory keeping and duties involving Set Design, Press kits and promotion, while I am fully responsible for any refurbishment projects undertaken at the Permanent Gallery Showrooms in London and Paris. My architectural background has been beneficial for a smoother, fast-paced time schedule in the Gallery where 3d Simulations and technical issues are often a high priority. This professional experience has definitely broadened my perception of Art and Design and helped me to improve my communication skills with other professionals.
As a Model-Maker, I am equipped with a fascination in IT skills and a wide range of handicraft and model-making skills, which it has given me the opportunity to experiment with representation techniques in many different levels. I have worked on plenty of different materials over the years and tried to reach a high level of wood and metal processing for my models. In Kingston University Workshop, I have used the CNC, Zünd pattern cutter, Laser Cutter and 3D scanner and I am equally fast and accurate with handcrafting.
As a Researcher / Teaching Assistant in Kingston University for the C-Scaipe Programme, I researched the context for identifying and inventing Sustainable Communities and represented the architectural profession in the research for identifying sustainable communities amongst other professions of the construction industry.
As an All-Rounder, I aspire to become an Interior - Graphic - Web Designer, Carpenter, Model-maker, Sculptor and a Columnist / Blogger and this is the main reason I chose to work in Carpenters Workshop Gallery. I am willing to diversify and enhance my experiences and knowledge throughout the art-world but not solely in the environment of conception and history but also in the business department.
--In regard to my professional etiquette, I have a very flexible and adaptive schedule with no commitments. Please find next my CV and samples of work - There is an extensive collection of my work and display of my work ethos in my blog. Don’t hesitate to contact me on the phone. --
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, GB, Production Assistant
• Resolved a Set-Design Project for the Design Miami/Basel 2011 – 3D renderings, technical specifications, installation Drawings.
• Main Architectural Advisor for interior setups, designs and technical installations + additional refurbishments are effectively managed by myself
• Offered to render in 3D Sketch Up all of the Gallery spaces, Fair-Booths with the exhibits. London, Paris, Basel and Miami.
• Proposed a last-minute solution for a projector presentation for a Pavilion in Paris, for the works of Studio Job – Robber Baron
• The “Chelsea Branch” face of the Gallery. Taking over, currently, reception and other PR duties for the branch.
Kingston University London, Teaching Assistant for C-scaipe
• Researched the context for identifying and inventing Sustainable Communities (sample communities: Surbiton and Stepney)
• Represented architects in the research for identifying sustainable communities amongst other professions of the construction industry
Petros Makrides + Associates, Thessaloniki, Greece, Architectural Intern (PART I)
• Part of the team short-listed in Stage 2 within eight other practices – Competition: 'East Gate of Thessaloniki’. [Master-Planning Design Team]
• Part of the Team short-listed in Stage 2 within three other practices – Competition: YMCT community centre in Asvestohori, Greece. [Synthesis Design Team]
• Effectively Contributed for the Completion of the School Theatre “Pappas Hall” in the campus of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece
• Part of the Team for the design of the sustainable Eco-building in the city centre of Thessaloniki on Vas. Irakleiou Street.
• Supported the architectural team in various projects in the domain of client consult and physical 3D representational methods
Istos Architecture, Thessaloniki, Greece, Architectural Intern
Kingston University London, Masters, Architecture Diploma
• Published work in the 22.07.10 Architectural Review (AR +) website and in the 27.07.10 Architectural Review (AR +) issue ‘Delight’ section
• Successfully led group to a complete full inhabitation survey of a traditional English Public House - Work included in the University Prospectus
• Published work in the 4.12.08 Architectural Journal (A J) as representational art for the Unit
• Study of the Villa Giulia of Rome as part of Prisca Thielmann’s Study of Hadrian’s Villa (Building Design 28 May 2009)
• Dissertation on Alvar Aalto’s interpretation of Organic Architecture
• Exhibited stone sculpture work during the summer exhibition as part of interchange between architecture and stone sculpture
Kingston University London, BArch, Art, Design & Architecture
• Successfully integrated architectural duties with interior design students in ‘Pre2Comp’ group project
• Dissertation topic: New York, A Sustainable Metropolis
• Taken part in the ‘Caravan Project’ to represent the school competition