Andreea Onu Ailenei

Andreea Onu Ailenei

London, UK

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Fletcher Priest Architects, London, GB, Architect / BIM Coordinator

At FPA I have been specialising in Office and Retail projects, from RIBA Work Stage 2 to 4 (Axis Square) and Stage 5 (8 First Street). During this time I have taken the lead role on a number of architectural packages and have been one of the main points of contact for Clients, Project Managers, Contractors and other project stakeholders.

As a BIM Coordinator on a major BIM Level 2 project, I coordinated a team of 10 Architects and I was also closely involved in FPA’s transition to BIM, including the creation of the office’s BIM Standards, and providing staff support and weekly training.

Jan 2017 - current

John Robertson Architects, London, GB, Architectural Assistant Part II / BIM Coordinator

My experience was office and retail focused, working on two major projects in London: an Office Building for Skanska in Moorgate (RIBA Stage 3) and an Office and Retail project for Sports Direct in Oxford Street (RIBA Stage 4). Being part of a 10-strong team, I was responsible for the production and coordination of construction drawings, including attending numerous meetings and site visits.

I was also the BIM/ArchiCAD Coordinator for the team, being in continuous contact with the office BIM Manager, to ensure that the work was undertaken fully in accordance with the office’s standards and BIM protocols.

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Elite Architects, London , Architectural Assistant Part II / BIM Coordinator

Within the practice, I acted as a lead designer and I supported the day-to-day running of the office on Revit/BIM issues and other management tasks. The office worked predominately in the Residential sector, although also undertook some Commercial sector work.

I was involved at RIBA Work Stages 2-5, being in direct contact with Local Authorities, consultants, contractors and building end-users, to produce finalised and integrated design proposals across a variety of projects.

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016

Atkins Global, Oxford, Architectural Assistant Part II

At Atkins I gained a wide range of experience, from teamwork and presentation, to BIM and Revit. Within this large practice environment, I undertook a variety of design team roles, including frequent communication with the Mechanical, Electrical and Structural Engineers. I also took an active role in the office’s transition to Revit and BIM, being the coordinator of a Revit course for 1 month, with daily courses of 30 minutes.

Jul 2014 - Jun 2015

CODE Proiect Architects, Brasov, RO, Architectural Assistant

By assisting a sole practitioner, this position gave me a valuable insight into the way an Architect works as an individual, the tasks that need to be undertaken and the requirements expected. Detailed conversations with the Director allowed me to gather essential information on defining the role that an Architect can play on a project. I worked on the design and preparation of Planning Applications for several residential and commercial mixed-use schemes.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Paul de Ruiter Architects, Amsterdam, NL, Concept Designer

Paul de Ruiter is a multi-award-winning practice focused on contemporary design and sustainability. During my time spent with the practice I was responsible for the development of feasibility studies and concepts, as well as producing interior visualisations and graphical presentations for client meetings.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

DART Proiect, Brasov, RO, Architectural Intern - Concept Designer

During a short period at this practice, I worked on producing concept designs and hand-drawn information, as well as a variety of CAD drawings for both commercial and residential projects. This position allowed me to interact within a small team of Architects and Technicians, demonstrating to me the full benefits which can be achieved by developing close and effective working relationships with colleagues.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010


University College London (UCL), London, GB, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture – ARB/RIBA

Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, RO, Masters, Architecture

May 2012
Two projects exposed in Romanian Parliament for ROCAD - Romanian Convention of Architecture and Design.

September 2011 - October 2011
MIAW.2/forest, Milano International Architectural Workshop ”Inside out, and outside in”.

February 2010
National competition Instant HOUSE Temporary housing units for expo 2015’s young guests Milano Architettura Design Ediliza.

November 2009
Urban Observatory workshop Designing an exhibition illustrating the critical aspect of the
city of Bucharest

Sep 2007 - Jul 2013

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, NL, Masters, Architecture

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012

“HANS MATTIS-TEUTSCH” High School of Arts, Brasov, RO, High School, Hand drawing, painting and modeling

Aug 1999 - Jul 2007



International Practice Category, part of London Festival of Architecture 2019 (LFA),
by The Romanian Cultural Institute London (RCI) and Romanian Architects’ & Urbanists’ Forum (RAUForum).


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