Idrees Kanchwala

Idrees Kanchwala

London, GB

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Passionate towards design, I enjoy traveling and gaining experience of different cultures. Being realistic in my approach, I am optimistic towards social issues surrounding us.I posses a curious personality that allows me to be searching for things to learn and gain new experiences. I enjoy sports of all kind and have a competitive yet friendly personality. 



Capital Engineering consultants, Sharjah, Freelance, Architectural Assistant

Prepare concepts and proposals for internal space distribution layout as per client requirements along with coordination with structural and mechanical teams
Assisting lead architect in preperation of drawing packages for submission to client and authority approval.
Creating detail drawing packages for the project

Jun 2020 - current

Studio V Architects, London, Architectural Assistant, Part Time

Produce revit models for residential design proposal and existing home extension for planning submission
Assistant lead architect in preparation of drawing package for planning proposal submission

Mar 2020 - Apr 2020

Driven Interior Design, Dubai, Manager - Interior Design

Create the organization and structure of a newly established interior design and FF&E practice
Participate in client briefings and subsequent meetings for concept and detail design stages
Handling several projects of design and FF&E symultaneously at various stages of the project
Creating a standard design and FF&E practice
Supervising all stages of the design process from initial moodboards to final handover of the project
Creating templates for various documents and drawings to ensure efficient and organized documentation practice
Lead site supervision and ensure high quality of workmanship by the contractor
Lead procurement process and coordinate with suppliers and contractors to ensure timely delivery and completion of projects

Nov 2019 - Jan 2020

Binghatti Developers, Dubai, Project Architect

Primary responsible for simultaneously leading residential, industrial and interior design/fit-out projects
Participate in client breifing meetings along with concept and detail design presentation to clients
In-charge of the project progress and meeting deadlines for the various design and approval stages of the project
Preparing submission package for Authority Approval including drawings, 3D modelling and rendering
Coordinating with structural, mechanical and electrical teams ensuring proper implementation in architectural layout
Review drawings from all teams on a project by project basis
Creating standard design details and practice
Thorough site supervision of projects from initial site study to final finishing stages of the project ensuring delivery of high quality finishes from the contractor
Selection of material finishes and fixtures of interior and exterior elements
Tracking and documenting site progress reports and meeting records
Design, supervision and execution of interior/fit-out works for a number of restaurants and cafe's
Coordinating with procurement and contractor on timely completion of interior and FF&E projects
Responsible to the head of design, CEO & director for successful completion of the project

Jun 2010 - Jul 2019


London South Bank University, London, GB, Masters, Science in Architecture

Jan 2020 - current

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, AE, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

Areas of Specialization