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ROBERT BRUCE

ROBERT BRUCE

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Moving to New York City in November 2012 for personal reasons and therefore looking for employment as an architect from that time.

To date my experience as a self-employed chartered architect has involved mostly working on domestic projects, conversions and alterations to existing properties, extensions and new build, working closely with clients have taken projects from initial design stages through obtaining statutory consents and tender procedures, to final completion. Projects currently on site range from alterations to flats, to private house extensions both in Edinburgh and as far a field as London and the Isle of Barra.

Recently completed works include a Steading conversion and holiday house in Perthshire, a copper clad extension to an A listed Edinburgh tenement and a sensitive loft conversion to an A listed St Andrews villa on the Scores.
Worked closely with a property developer from 2002-2006, on conversions of Edinburgh New Town Georgian tenements into high-end apartments, from design inception to completion of projects on site.
I am interested in finding creative and sensitive solutions to client’s needs, and to the demands and constraints put on the design process by historical and geographical context, climate and budget.

Employment 

Self Employed Chartered Architect, Edinburgh, Scotland, Architect

Mostly working on domestic projects, conversions and alterations to existing properties, extensions and new build, working closely with clients have taken projects from initial design stages through obtaining statutory consents and tender procedures, to final completion. Projects currently on site range from alterations to flats, to private house extensions both in Edinburgh and as far a field as London and the Isle of Barra.
Recently completed works include a Steading conversion and holiday house in Perthshire, a copper clad extension to an A listed Edinburgh tenement and a sensitive loft conversion to an A listed St Andrews villa on the Scores.
Worked closely with a property developer from 2002-2006, on conversions of Edinburgh New Town Georgian tenements into high-end apartments, from design inception to completion of projects on site.
I am interested in finding creative and sensitive solutions to client’s needs, and to the demands put on the design process by historical and geographical context, climate and budget.

Oct 2001 - current
 

Benjamin Tindall Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland, Architect

Worked for Benjamin Tindall architects in Edinburgh. Predominantly worked on alterations to and the restoration of a 17th century Fort in Jersey, creating a private home with extensive outbuildings, landscaping and a swimming pool. Smaller projects included alterations to an Edinburgh New Town tenement basement and garden, a housing scheme in Rothiemurchus near Aviemore and environmentally sustainable housing on Barra in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Aug 1998 - Sep 2001
 

Boffa Miskell Landscape Architects and Urban Planners, Auckland, New Zealand, Architect, designer, illustrator

Worked for Boffa Miskell Landscape Architects in Auckland, New Zealand. Involved in conceptual work for proposed wharf and marina on Great Barrier Island, improvement scheme for Auckland’s city centre and illustration/ graphic presentations.

Sep 1997 - Mar 1998
 

Self Employed Architect, Edinburgh, Scotland, Architectural Designer

Self employed working on Edinburgh domestic and office renovations, a Perthshire farm buildings conversion and a shop on Edinburgh’s High Street taking most projects from planning and building warrant stages through to completion.

Sep 1994 - Aug 1997
 

Nicholas Grover-Rainer Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland, Architectural Assistant

Worked for Nicholas Groves-Raines architects in Edinburgh. Given an early career opportunity to work on an Edinburgh New Town Mews Conversion, from design inception through to completion, which won an RIAS Building Restoration award. Also worked on a number of domestic restorations and alterations, competitions and churches.

Aug 1992 - Aug 1994
 

Boffa Miskell Landscape Architects and Urban Planners, Wellington, NZ, Architect, designer, illustrator

Worked for Boffa Miskell Landscape Architects in both Wellington and Queenstown, New Zealand, on Museum of New Zealand in Wellington and Millbrook Resort, a golf course development near Queenstown in the South Island.

Aug 1991 - Mar 1992
 

TP Bennett, London, UK, Architectural Assistant

Part 1 year out student with T.P. Bennett Partnership, London. Worked on £6000000 office refurbishment of Esso House, Victoria Street, London.

Jul 1990 - Jun 1991
 

Education 

Edinburgh School of Art, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, GB, Part 3 RIBA Professional Practice Exam

While working at Benjamin Tindall Architects, Edinburgh, I passed my RIBA Part 3 exams to become an ARB registered Architect.

Sep 2000 - Sep 2000
 

edinburgh college of art (eca), Edinburgh, GB, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture with Honours

Edinburgh College of Art, Department of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.)

Sep 1987 - Aug 1994
 

Chelsea College of Art And Design, London, GB, Art Foundation Course

Chelsea School of Art, Foundation Course, Art Foundation Diploma

Sep 1986 - Jul 1987
 

Glenalmond College, Perth, Scotland, BArch, Sceondary/ High School

Glenalmond College, Perthshire; prefect, tennis captain, 1st XV rugby
A LEVELS: Ancient history, Geography, English, Art
O LEVELS: Gen. Classics, English, French, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Art

Sep 1980 - Jul 1986
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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