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Eric Harrison

Eric Harrison

New York, NY, US

 

About 

My name is Eric Harrison, I’m a 26 year old Urban Design and Planning professional from Perth, Western Australia. I'm currently living in NYC searching for opportunities in Urban Design and Planning.

I hold a Bachelor degree in Urban Planning where I received a Distinction for my Honours Thesis measuring core Urban Design principles. After my Bachelor degree I completed a postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design, during which I received a high distinction and was employed by the University to contribute in various design competitions for the public realm. Since completing my studies, I have been employed as a Strategic Planner & Urban Designer at the Local City Government Authority of Bunbury in Western Australia. During this time I was involved in various public realm enhancement initiatives, conducted rigorous research and analysis of Bunbury’s urban form. I have enjoyed working on a variety of projects ranging from strategic planning policy to street activation initiatives as well as managed complex GIS data sets. Teamwork and collaboration is an integral part of urban design and I have developed those skills through facilitating workshops, engaging with community and inter-disciplinary project groups.

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Employment 

UAP Company, New York, NY, US, Internship

Mar 2017 - current
 

City of Bunbury - Strategic Planning & Urban Design, Bunbury, Western Australia, Strategic Planning & Urban Design Officer

Currently employed full time at the City of Bunbury, Western Australia. In this unique role I have been involved in various urban enhancement initiatives, including:

• Providing urban design advice to internal and external stakeholders.
• Conducting urban design & public realm analysis.
• Managing a wide variety of datasets to facilitate Local Area Planning.
• Developing a 3D Model of the Bunbury CBD.
• Facilitating design workshops for place making initiatives.
• Providing mapping and graphic support for all strategic planning matters such as scheme amendments, local planning strategy amendments and structure plans.

May 2016 - Mar 2017
 

HASSELL, Perth, Western Australia, Graduate Urban Design Intern

Completed an Internship program in the Perth studio. In that time I was engaged as a member of the urban design team and involved in the delivery of a variety of project types. In particular:

• Site redevelopment & master planning, design options & feasibility,
• Prepared briefing documents on benchmark built environment guidelines.
• Client briefings and workshop preparation for the ‘Planning Reform for Better Design’ project with the Department of Planning, WA.

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Education 

Univeristy of Western Australia, Australian Urban Design Research Centre, Masters, Urban Design

Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
 

University of Western Australia, Perth, Bachelors, Urban Planning

Feb 2008 - Nov 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills