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Daniel Avilan

Daniel Avilan

London, GB

 

About 

Employment 

O-Office Architects, Guangzhou, CN, International Intern

Tiahe Youth Commune, Guangzhou, China

12,000 sq meter Residential and Office Mixed-Used, 5-story existing army warehouse complex refurbished for
a design district in Tianhe, Guangzhou , with 200 dwelling units, and office spaces linked with sky bridges and public parks

Responsibilities included:
- 3-D mass modeling
- CAD work Plans and Elevations for publication
- Cad work and preparation of plans and elevations for client presentations.
- Overall project help as required by the team.

Honglin High School Masterplan, Shenzhen, China.
110,000 sq meter scale Masterplan for redevelopment of Honglin High School. The combined senior and junior high school
contains over 100 classes with over 3000 degrees which include a sports complex, new construction of
a mixed used stadium, redesign of the existing classrooms, and redevelopment of the threshold
of the school.

Responsibilities included:
- Participation in areas of the Concept Design and documents for client presentation
- 3-D Modeling of Concept Design stage iterations
- Diagrams and visualizations for concept development
- An emphasis on modeling and developing diagrams for client presentations

Xiongan New Area- A new satellite city south of Beijing in development.
Confidential Project.

Responsibilities included:
- Site Analysis and urban flux research
- 3-D Modeling of Concept Design stage iterations
- Cad work for diagrams and documents
- An emphasis on modeling and developing diagrams for client presentations

Xiongan New Area- Kindergarten
Confidential Project.

Responsibilities included:
- 3-D Modeling of Concept Design stage iterations
- Cad work for diagrams and documents
- Concept stage Plan and Section diagrams for concept development
- An emphasis on modeling and developing diagrams for client presentations

Shanwei Wedding Hall, Shanwei, China
200 sq meter Wedding Chapel concept for the Kinshicho Bay Area in Shanwei. The 45.5 hectare construction area in development
will include a chapel to draw both residents and visitors to celebrate the new city and embrace the ocean bay through the
temple.

Responsibilities included:
- 3-D Modeling of Concept Design stage iterations
- Cad work for diagrams, plans and sections.
- Visualizations of chapel
- An emphasis on modeling and developing diagrams for client presentations

Jun 2018 - Oct 2018
 

Handel Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Riverwalk-8 | Roosevelt Island, NY | 2016
250,000 SF residential, 25-story residential tower in Roosevelt Island Riverwalk complex for
The Related Companies and Hudson Companies , with 300 dwelling units, and an 8,000 Sf
amenity area and exterior park.
3-D mass modeling. Modeling of exterior building massing schemes for the current Concept Design Phase.
Cad work and preparation of plans and site plans for client’s presentation.
Coordination of zoning and gross floor area charts.
Overall project help as required by the team.

Greenpoint Buildings G1. | Brooklyn, NY | 2016
108,000 Sf, 103 dwelling-unit- affordable building (F2), and a 30-story, 280,000 SF, 365 dwelling unit
market-rate residential tower as part of a 17.5 acre waterfront development.
Participation in areas of the Design Development and construction documents phases with emphasis on RCP designs as well as bathroom and kitchen design and documentation.

East 75nd Street Private Residence | NY, NY | 2016
Confidential Project.
3-D Modeling of Interior Spaces including and preliminary renderings.
Cad work for interior design.

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Education 

University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, MArch RIBA Part II

Architecture |
Y5: Sewoon Archipelago// The once kilometer long shopping arcade, Sewoon Sangga in Seoul, South Korea, is reestablished as a kilometer long pig farm to revive the industrial heart of Seoul.
Design and Thesis // Distinction

Y4: Occupy Vitkov—The Czech National Brewery// A proposed conversion and repossession of The National Monument at Vitkov—once occupied by Nazi and Soviet regimes—into The Czech National Brewery in pursuit of the monument’s democratization.
Design Realization // Distinction

Building Software |
Survey of London BScan (3D Laser Scanning)
RhinoVault (Block Research Group - ETH Zürich)

Publications |
Landscape Festival Prague // Project selected for solo exhibition in Prague (June 30 - September 30)
Research Images as Art Prize Winner // Finalist for research image "Archipelago"
The Bartlett Summer Show 2018 // Unit 14- Pioneering Sentiment
Bartlett 3d Scan Library // Church Scans

Sep 2017 - current
 

University College London (UCL), London, MArch, Urban Design

High Distinction

Activities and Societies: Research Cluster Student Treasurer | Alumni Presentation
Architecture and Urban Design |
B-Pro 2017 (Bartlett Prospective Show)
Back-up City, RC12 (Design Studio)
Networked Urbanism in the Space-Surveillance Paradigm (Thesis Studio)

Building Software |
Environmental Design Simulations (Grasshopper)
Interactive Virtual Environments (Unity3D)

Landscape and Urban Research |
The Incomplete City Studio (Democratic, Networked City Design)
Spectacle of Consumption, Los Angeles (Iterations of LA's Urban Consumerist Influences)
Facsimile Seminar (Prof. David Roberts)
Bunhill Landscape (Recasting of London's former burial ground)

Publications |
Bartlett 2017 (Annual Publication, PostGraduate Studies)
FlashBack City (Drawing Workshop as collaborative human CAD machine)
KillScreen (Online Magazine)

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Archietcture

Magna Cum Laude: Architecture with High Distinction

Activities and Societies: American Institute of Architecture Students President | National Organization of Minority Architects Professional Development | University Undergraduate Dean’s List | Adjudication Committee for Academic Integrity Appeal at the University at Buffalo | Hyatt Award: Given to top 5 designers (Class of 125)
Circadian Storage | Living and Working | 2012
Deconstruction of existing grain silos in Buffalo's Silo City

With Walls | Art Gallery | 2013
An existing housing building on site is used to reveal light and space to various works of art

Overlapping | Culinary Institute | 2014
A series of planes are intersected and overlayed using Palladian proportions

Vertical Forum | Wellness Center | 2014
Different kinks and turns create views across the city, connecting two distinct cultural groups within the urban fabric

Two Bars | Architecture Office | 2015
Two solid layers are broken by a large public lecture hall; allowing a relationship with Buffalo and its culture

Light, Illumination +Construction | Art Gallery | 2015
A twisting gallery bridges across Dublin's River Liffey, giving inhabitants a new light on Irish art

Micro Care | Healthcare Institute | 2015
This facility provides a therapeutic space for those under recovery from various treatments

Aug 2012 - Feb 2016
 

Awards 

Activities and Awards, Other

Project Sewoon Archipelago featured in The Global Studio Symposium at the September 2019- October 2019
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
Theme Emerging Forms of Collective City

Project Occupy Vitkov — The Czech National Brewery selected for solo exhibition June 2018- September 2018
in Prague, Czech Republic.
Prague Landscape Festival (Annual Design and Architecture Festival)

UCL Doctoral School Research Images as Art Competition
Finalist for Image “Archipelago” (Top 6 of 400 Contestants)Research Cluster

Student Treasurer September 2016- September 2017
•Coordinating and managing the studio accounts
for the Bartlett BPRO exhibition

Alumni Presentation September 2017
•A lecture given to incoming students on various
projects at the Bartlett given by 6 selected alumni (Class of 100)

Thesis Activism by Design (issuu.com/danavilan/docs/activism_by_design_daniel_avilan) September 2017
•Distinction (Top 3 Marks: Class of 100)

American Institute of Architecture Students January 2013- December 2015 •Positions held- President, Events Coordinator, and
Vice President
•Architectural book sale
•Hosting design charrette and organizing Beaux Arts Ball
•Professional development and community service
•Workshops, lectures, National Conferences
•Steer Facade Design Competition 2014-15
•Revit trainings

National Organization of Minority Architects December 2012- December 2013
•Positions held- Professional Development
•AIA Dallas YAF Playhouse Competition
•Market Competition (M.Art2013: OpenGap.net)

Phyllis Euker European Architecture Traveling Scholarship for the Study Abroad Program

University Undergraduate Dean’s List

Adjudication Committee for Academic Integrity Appeal at the University at Buffalo

Atelier organizer (University at Buffalo)

Hyatt Award: Given to top 5 designers (Class of 125)

Skills USA Architecture Competition 2012, Syracuse, NY

2018
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills