Having started out with my professional career 9 years ago, I have established myself as a highly experienced architectural designer and project leader.
During my 4 years in New York I was exposed to the full breath of the practice of architecture and during the 4 years at Assael in London these skills have been further shaped and developed. Last year of work in San Francisco, CA have furthered my knowledge of successfully lead the project and manage a team.
My architectural exposure has been on numerous exciting projects from the highly regarded Manhattan South Seaport project to the politically charged Green Bank project in Leeds; from dilapidated historic refurbishments to the fit-out of a New York fashion photographer’s townhouse.
On South Seaport, a 150,000sf, 6-storey sustainable mixed-use development, my colleagues and myself blended the old and new in a coordinated design of 11 buildings, with my own personal involvement in the winning of the design competition, the carrying out coordinated refurbishment design and designing one of the sites key new buildings, Building A. The design evoked a collapsing form physically connected to and between two existing listed 1940s buildings. The building achieved USGBC LEED accreditation by adopting many sustainable features including green roofs, geothermal piles and exposed recycled wooden structure.
My first UK project was the £80m Green Bank development where we designed the residential, retail, restaurant, leisure within a new public riverside space and public park. Through proving my capabilities on Green Bank I was charged with the delivery of both the Acton Bus Garage and Salem Road, London projects. One a highly political residential project formed around the supermarket of one of the leading chains, the other a project with grand visions in a physically and politically constrained site for a Middle Eastern Client.
These larger projects have been surrounded by my personal design delivery of numerous smaller projects from being selected by Bob Fox, Cook + Fox to design his own Connecticut house extension; to the Atalanta Building interior design in the Meat Packing district; to my competition design for the Akbulak, Kazakstan homes for which I produced a tree house designed around views and daylight.
I have extensive experience in the design and procurement of architecture from hitting the stringent planning requirements first time to delivering sustainability not only new build, but also in the form of sustainable refurbishments.
Michael Wilk Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager
Project Manager involved with the construction documents and coordination of the other consultants for a LEED Gold winery in Napa Valley. Additionally overseeing several commercial developments at all different stages of construction throughout the Bay Area.
Waddell Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Architectural Desinger
Senior Architectural Designer currently involved on collaboration with the client on the design concept for a new restaurant, defining program, budget and schedule. Previous tasks include design development for commercial and residential projects and AIA competition submissions.
Albyns Commissions Ltd., London, GB, Project Manager
Project Manager involved with the refurbishment of the historic buildings into £10m+ high-end residences by blending the property’s traditional features of historic buildings with the contemporary style.
Assael Architecture, London, GB, Senior Architectural Designer
Senior Architectural Designer conducted conceptual design, space planning, design presentation and material development for residential, commercial and educational buildings. Prepared construction documents with comprehensive building details and specifications while overseeing the planning application approvals. Collaborated with the principals and the clients on design concepts and presentation activities.
COOKFOX Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer created dynamic designs independently and in collaboration with the associates and the clients for commercial and residential buildings. Prepared working set drawings, specifications and construction documents. Coordinated drawings and documentation. Applied artistic expertise and technical skills to create sketches, architectural presentations and 3D renderings which were used for firm’s marketing . Handled field reports, OAC meetings, RIFs/submittals and punch lists.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, MArch, Architecture
Master of Architecture - 2 year Thesis Program
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, BArch, Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Studies - 2 year program
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, History
Advanced Major in European History