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Zak Underwood

Zak Underwood

London, GB

 
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About 

I have one year of practical experience working in Eton for Striblings Architects. There I had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including a competition entry to design Wellington College’s new performance art Centre.

More recently at the University of Liverpool I was fortunate to be accepted onto the Erasmus Exchange program where I studied for six months at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany. There I experienced a completely different school of thought and as well as designing a new typology of memorial for the Paris attacks I also signed up to a design by algorithm elective that taught us Grasshopper scripting. I was able to use this knowledge in my most recent thesis project where I designed a tidal barrage across the River Mersey incorporating pumped water towers with parasitic architecture clamped on to them.

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Employment 

H. J. Stribling & partners, Eton, GB, Architectural assistant

I worked for H.J Striblings and Partners for a year as an Architectural Assistant after graduating from Nottingham Trent. Whilst working there I was part of projects for a variety of clients including Eton College, Wellington College, The Crown Estate and other developers and private clients. I gained experience in both the design and build of educational Architecture as well as residential developments.

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
 

Education 

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, GB, MArch, Masters of Architecture

At the University of Liverpool I was fortunate to be accepted onto the Erasmus Exchange program where I studied for six months at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany. There I experienced a completely different school of thought and as well as designing a new typology of memorial for the Paris attacks I also signed up to a design by algorithm elective that taught us Grasshopper scripting. I was able to use this knowledge in my most recent thesis project where I designed a tidal barrage across the River Mersey incorporating pumped water towers with parasitic architecture clamped on to them.

Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
 

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