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Fiona Gueunet

Fiona Gueunet

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Enthusiastic and Passionate in professional and personal endeavours.
Strong beliefs in design quality and sustainability that can be attained in carefully detailed architecture.

I am dynamic, hard working and efficient under pressure and I am seeking a junior architect position in a New York architecture firm.

Graduate of a Master of Architecture from University College Dublin, I have gained cumulatively 1 year experience in several architecture firms throughout Europe, where I acquired strong technical and communicative skills on projects from initial design to completion. I have acquired a Graduate Visa which enables me to work full time in the US and I am available to begin work immediately.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

ModelWorks Media, Dublin, IE, CAD Technician

As a CAD Technician at Model Works Media I was asked to interpret architect's drawings of commercial and residential projects to draw planes and layers which will be used to build a high-quality finish model at 1:100 scale. The work also involved cutting the drawn elements with a Trotec laser cutter and a CNC mill machine and use the appropriate programs. I was asked to work under tight deadlines, be highly organised and be extremely efficient at spatial reasoning.

-AutoCAD
-Trotec Laser Cutter
-CNC Mill
-Organised and Efficient
-Spatial Reasoning

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
 

Adjaye Associates, London, GB, Intern - Architectural Assistant

As an intern with the Residential and Special Projects team, I helped to produce material for client presentations, planning drawings for a designer boutique in London, construction and detail drawings for residential projects and produce 3D models for projects at various stages of completion.
The various projects I worked on include the Reading Room Pavilion at Gwangju, South Korea, a RIBA exhibition of Charles Correa's lifework and residential and retail projects in London, Hong Kong, and Trinidad and Tobago.

-VectorWorks
-SketchUp
-Model Making
-GA and Detail Construction Drawings, Schedules
-Structural diagrams
-Presentation documents (booklets, models, drawings, diagrams)

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
 

ADP Architecten, Amsterdam, NL, Intern

As an intern at ADP Architecten I worked with Marc A Campo on a series of competition entries, research on minimal living and presentation material for clients.

-Photoshop
-SketchUp
-Model Making
-Design Strategies
-Master Plan
-Research on Minimal Living/Housing
-Presentation documents

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Cabinet Philippe Jallerat, Paris, FR, Intern

As an intern in the Cabinet Philippe Jallerat, I shadowed Philippe Jallerat on all his site meetings. The work of the firm being focused on renovation of facades in Paris as well as new built work. This experience early on in my architecture education introduced me to site meetings, communication between crafts and organisation of works. I was asked to produce summaries of meetings to send to clients in French.

-Client and Site meetings
-Written Summaries
-Understanding of Details and Construction
-Communication
-Understanding of the different crafts/works
-Introduced to Project Managing

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture - 2 years degree with a semester exchange (Erasmus) to T.U. Delft for 6 months.

Thesis Design - Competitive Condenser
Dissertation - Architecture in the Age of Persuasion
Team Design Studio
Design Studio through Video - Garden City
Photography Seminar - Space Framed

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
 

Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, MArch, Architecture

A semester exchange at T.U. Delft, School of Architecture - 7 months

Dwelling Design Studio
Technology Module
Seminars
Lecture on Architectural Design (philosophy and movements in architectural history)

Attend a multitude of lectures and workshops from guest architects and designers including Kengo Kuma, Sou Fujimoto, Daan Roosegaarde, Charles Correa, etc.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
 

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, Bachelors, Architectural Science

Bachelor of Architectural Science - 3 years

All work was drawn by hand with an emphasis on design and space quality.
The programs were a mix of residential and institutional projects including a bird watching hut, a housing complex, a community library, a bank and finally a school. The designs had to take into consideration the context, the brief, accessibility, sustainability and passive design strategy as well as materiality and detail construction understanding.
Team work was also a major aspect of our curriculum.

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills