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Serena .Ng

Serena .Ng

Melbourne, AU

 
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About 

Serena Nguyen is an architectural and interior designer in Melbourne, AU. Through studies at Bachelor of Interior Design in Vietnam from 2007 – 2010, and she graduated with a High Distinction thesis of her major project.

In 2010, she moved to Brisbane, AU to gained vast knowledge of architectural design in Queensland University of Technology (QUT) at the same time as continuing to develop her interests and beliefs in design and architecture. After 2 years, she moved to Melbourne to continue study Architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. This move to Melbourne and RMIT became a significant point in her occupation which strongly shaped her perspective on architecture and design in general. From 2013 to 2018, she graduated with a Distinction on both Bachelor Degree and Master of Architecture and Design at RMIT University.

Having such a diverse background allowed Serena to develop a very strong creative and conceptual way of thought. She is a dynamic and ambitious person with 2-year experience in single family homes, multi-family developments, religious facilities, and commercial developments in both architecture and interior design fields.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

(2018 – 2019) – Graduated Architect Position at Croft Development Pty Itd – Builders and Building Contractors, Melbourne, AU, Graduated Architect

>> Hotel and Tower – The Crest 111-139 Darlinghurst Rd (Potts Point, NSW, Australia)
Client: Greenland Investment – Sydney, Australia
Architectural Design by SJB Architecture Firm (Drawing design from 07/2017)
Construction Contractor by Croft Development

- Coordinated with Chief Architect on architectural drawings.
- Developed architectural design detail from SJB Architecture Firm
- Development construction documentation and tender drawings follow the Australian Building Code.
- Drawing focused on construction details
- Worked with engineering

>> Collin 360 Apartment (Melbourne CBD, Victoria, Australia)
Architectural Design by BateSmart Architecture Firm (Drawing Design from 08/2016)
Construction Contractor by Croft Development

- Coordinated with Chief Architect on architectural drawings.
- Developed architectural design detail from BateSmart Architecture Firm
- Development construction documentation and tender drawings follow the Australian Building Code.
- Drawing focused on construction details

Aug 2018 - Jun 2019
 

(2017- 2019) – Volunteer Architectural Job for Richmond Church of Christ, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Volunteer Architect

>> Town Planning Permit for extension and reconstruction
- Site visit and developed town planning of architectural design for Playground, Kids house, two Verandas, Toilet extension.
- Developed architectural design, construction documentation and tender drawings.
- Got success in Town Planning permit by Yarra City Council.
- Attended meetings with client and suppliers.
- Worked with builders, plumbers, electric team.

>> The interior design of Worship Hall for the Church
- Developed interior design concept which focused on ceiling design, stage, lighting, and sitting arrangement.
- Coordinated with Pastor on the concept design.
- Contacted with suppliers, and worked with builders and electric team.

>> The interior design of Dining Hall for the Church
- Developed interior design concept which highlighted on ceiling design, new applying windows, doors and lighting.
- Coordinated with Pastor and another architect on concept design.
- Contacted with suppliers, and worked with builders and electric team.

Jan 2017 - Jun 2019
 

(2016 – 2018) – Partnership Graduated Architect position and worked with Long Lee Architect and team., Melbourne, AU, Graduated Architect

>> Four townhouses in one site (Niddrie, Victoria, Australia)
- Site Visit, reported and coordinated with Chief Architect on concept design.
- Developed architectural design concept which was the setback, divide area for four townhouses, garden, carpark, three bedrooms, living room, and kitchen.
- Performed sun diagrams, digital models and 3D renderings for architectural and interior perspective views
- Prepared design development and construction documentation and worked with the team on Town planning permit documentation.

>> Three townhouses in one site (Essendon, Victoria, Australia)
- Site Visit, reported and coordinated with Chief Architect on concept design.
- Developed architectural design concept which was the setback, divide area for three townhouses, carpark, two and three bedrooms, living room, and kitchen.
- Performed sun diagrams, digital models and 3D renderings for architectural and interior perspective views
- Worked with team on design development and construction documentation.

May 2016 - Sep 2018
 

(2014-2015) – Water Grove Project Pty Ltd., Melbourne, AU, Undergraduate Architect

>> 65 Burwood Rd Apartment ( Burwood, Victoria, Australia)
- Site Visit, reported and coordinated with Chief Architect on concept design.
- Directed communication with the client
- Developed architectural design concept which focused on form design, setback, public and private spaces, carpark underground area, and façade of the building.
- Prepared detailed drawings, construction/tender documentation for a town planning permit.
- Attended the meeting with civil engineering and plumber team.
- Performed digital models and 3D renderings for architectural perspective views
- Got success in Town Planning permit by Whitehorse City Council.
- Categorized four types of unit included 2-4 bedrooms area, prices, and furniture arrangements.
- 2800 m2 for 24 apartment units.

>> Residential House extension (Albert Park, Victoria, Australia)
- Received construction documentation of the house from another architectural firm.
- Developed and continuous architectural design, construction documentation and tender drawings.
- Performed sun diagrams and 3D renderings
- Got success in Town Planning permit by City of Port Phillip Council.

>> Villa House (Shoreham, Victoria, Australia)
- Coordinated with Chief Architect on concept design.
- Developed architectural design concept which focused on form design, beach view and road view facades, four bedrooms, living room, lounge, entertainment spaces, family room, kitchen, coffee area, courtyard and garden.
- Performed sun diagrams, digital models and 3D renderings for architectural and interior perspective views
- Developed and continuous architectural design, construction documentation and tender drawings.
- Got success in Town Planning permit by City of Morning Peninsula Shire Council.

Jan 2014 - Nov 2015
 

(2011-2017) – Freelance Interior Designer Position, Bac Lieu and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Interior Design and Architecture

>> Residential House (BacLieu City, Vietnam) in 2011
- Site Visit
- Developed design concept, drawings of architectural and interior design which focused on living spaces of the four generations family and business space.
- Performed 3D renderings for Interior design
- Prepared detailed drawings, construction/tender documentation.
- Attended meetings with client and suppliers.

>> Muoi Coffee Shop and Cinema (BacLieu City, Vietnam) in 2012
- Site Visit
- Developed design concept which focused on brewage preparation area, three cinema rooms and non-smoking and smoking sitting areas.
- Performed 3D rendering for interior design
- Prepared detailed drawings, construction/tender documentation.
- Attended meetings with client and suppliers.
- Worked with builder team

>> Muoi Coffee Faculty (BacLieu City, Vietnam) in 2017
- Site Visit
- Developed urban design concept, drawings of architectural design which was material storages, research room, and production area, packaging spaces, offices, worker areas, living space and landscape.
- Prepared tender drawings
- Attended the meeting with clients and worked with builder teams.

>> Tiến Phát Carpet Showroom (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) in 2011
- Developed interior design concepts which highlighted window decoration and design, display spaces and cashier area.
- Prepared detailed drawings, construction/tender documentation.
- Attended meetings with the client.

Jul 2011 - May 2014
 

Education 

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Masters, Architecture

Mar 2016 - Dec 2017
 

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Bachelors, Architecture

Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
 

Queensland University Of Technology, Brisbane, AU, BArch, Architectural Design

Mar 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Bachelors, Interior Design

Mar 2007 - Oct 2010
 

Awards 

Shortlisted Project, Honorable Mention

Tutor: Graham Crist
Project: District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Judging panel was comprised of
Ann Lau: Hayball firm - Melbourne, Aus.
Hamish Lyon: NH Architecture - Melbourne, Aus.
Eli Giannini: MGS Architects - Melbourne, Aus.

The RMIT Architecture Award for Design Excellence is presented to one or more projects every semester which were completed in the Master of Architecture Design Studios.
One Project is nominated from each master design studio by the studio tutor and the prize is ultimately awarded by an independent judging panel that has been part of the moderation process. The prize will be formally presented at a ceremony at the end of the year.

2017
 

Nomination Urban Projects and Scenarios, Nomination

Project: New Melbourne - A Tale of Three Cities
Supervisor: Lindsay Holland
Team member: Xiangyu Guo and Serena Nguyen

Urban speculations focusing on the future of Melbourne's inner west -e-Gate, the existing docks, Fishermans Bend and the areas immediately to the west of the Yarra, could be regarded as something of a litmus test of the capacity for Melbourne's political, economic and planning culture to imagine real urban innovation appropriate to the twenty-first century.

To date, proposals for future urban growth in these areas appear at best reactive, if not expedient.

Ideas seem limited to responses to, and extrapolation of, existing trends and pressures often originating from narrowly focussed vested interest stakeholders singularly pre-occupied with one-dimensional concerns and biased towards transport logistics and speculative development.

Urban design is perceived as incremental, interstitial and pragmatic, if not simply remedial, and reactionary.

It is urbanism that is object-fixated and seldom explores any concerns for truly urban, much less and sustainable systems.

Proposals are devoid of any 'visionary' intentions or aspirations and make little or no claim to place a future Melbourne in any like a global context demonstrably informed by the wealth of contemporary thinking on future urban possibilities.

2014
 

Interior Design Major Project, 2nd Place

Graduated from Van Lang University with the second winner in the final year of the Mayor Project, designed JWT Creative Office Spaces

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

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